Tuesday, January 15, 2013
A "winter update" will address additional stresses young children are facing in the wake of recent violent school attacks.
With the violence of Sandy Hook Elementary School still fresh in the minds of parents and educators, the need to talk to young children about violence is evergrowing. Bucks and Montgomery county educators will soon have a chance to learn how to best handle what can be a very difficult discussion to have. The Montgomery County Cooperative Extension of Penn State will host a 2013 Winter Update for Early Education professionals. The six-hour conference will be held at the Franconia Heritage Restaurant, Banquet and Conference Center, 508 Harleysville Pike, Telford. Among the topics for discussion will be: Educators will receive credits for attending. "All participants will receive six training credit hours from PQAS certified instructors," …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
PA Governor Tom Corbett told reporters that the sanctions levied against Penn State for the Jerry Sandusky scandal are arbitray and illegal.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett will file a lawsuit later today against the NCAA, asking the court to throw out all the sanctions leveled at Penn State by the organization after the Jerry Sandusky scandal became public. “These punishments threaten to have a devastating, long-lasting and irreparable effect on the state, its citizens and its economy,’’ Corbett said in a statement released to the press. In July, the NCAA enacted the sanctions as punishment for what it saw as silent complicity while former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky molested and sexually abused 10 boys, some of the assaults taking place on school grounds. Sandusky was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison in August after he was convicted of 45 counts of sexual abuse of …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly announced new charges surrounding Penn State's alleged coverup of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
Former Penn State University Presient Graham Spanier will be charged with perjury, endangering the welfare of children and obstruction of justice, stemming from the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal, according to a press conference broadcasted on 6ABC. Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly held the press conference announcing the charges, citing e-mails between Spanier, former Penn State Athletic Director Tim Curley and former Penn State Vice President Gary Schultz discussing reports of Sandusky sexually abusing boys on campus. According to Kelly, emails between the three had thinly-veiled reference of a 1998 incident on campus involving Sandusky, referring to Sandusky as "the individual," Sandusky's non profit, The Second Mile, as "…
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Buffalo Bills safety and former Warminster Pioneer Bryan Scott played football in State College during the period of wins the NCAA just voided from Joe Paterno’s record.
When Penn State recruiters came calling, Bryan Scott was proud to put on the blue and white of the Nittany Lions. Today, the NFL player said, he remains Penn State proud. But that pride is not without humility. On Monday, Scott said he understands that the NCAA had to punish his alma mater but he sympathized with the athletes at the school now who are being punished, too. “I don’t believe that there’s any punishment that they can hand down that can undo the horrible events that took place,” Scott, a Bucks County native and CB East grad, told Doylestown Patch. “I understand why they have to do it,” he continued. “Even though the individuals who did this are gone, they still have to punish the university for it happening, which I get. I …
Monday, July 23, 2012
Paterno loses all-time wins record; Nittany Lions banned from postseason for four years; school fined $60 million, to be put into a fund to help child abuse victims.
Monday, July 23, 2012
NCAA President Mark Emmert came down hard on Penn State’s football program today, handing down some of the most severe sanctions in college sports history. While the Nittany Lions did not get the death penalty, The Sporting News reports that it may take decades for the college and its football program to recover. The sanctions: Penn State has agreed not to appeal the sanctions, which were handed down less than two weeks after former FBI Director Louis Freeh submitted a 267-page report condemning the role of university officials in concealing the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal. Sandusky was convicted of 45 counts of child abuse last month. The $60 million fine will be paid over the next five years into a special endowment …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
A timeline of significant Sandusky events, according to the Freeh report.
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Thursday, July 12, 2012
On Thursday morning, former FBI director Judge Louis Freeh released his much anticipated investigation into Penn State's handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex scandal. In the investigation, which involved interviews with over 400 individuals and the review of "millions" of e-mails, Freeh concluded that head football coach Joe Paterno, University President Graham Spanier, VP Gary Schultz, and Athletic Director Tim Curley "never demonstrated, through actions or words, any concern for the safety and well-being of Sandusky’s victims until after Sandusky’s arrest." Below is a timeline contained in the 267 page report. All words and analysis are direct text of the Freeh investigation, which can be viewed in full here. 1969 February, 1998 May…
According to an investigation into Penn State's connection to child abuse, '...Nothing was done and Sandusky was allowed to continue with impunity.'
Former FBI director Judge Louis Freeh released his report investigating Penn State's invlovement in Jerry Sandusky's recent child sex scandal, saying that the "most saddening and sobering finding is the total disregard for the safety and welfare of Sandusky’s child victims by the most senior leaders at Penn State." Does this report's findings change your opinion of Penn State and how it handled Sandusky? Tell us in the comments. "The most powerful men at Penn State failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children who Sandusky victimized," Freeh said in a statement on Thursday. "Messrs. [University Presdient Graham] Spanier, [University Vice President Gary] Schultz, [head football coach Joe] Paterno and [Athletic Director Tim] …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
The Warminster-based company had a few of its tomato varieties earn first place rankings in several categories.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
For the third year in a row, W. Atlee Burpee & Co. walked away with top honors in a recently published Tomato Report, based on extensive trials by Penn State University of approximately 50 different varieties. A total of 15 different tomato varieties sold by Burpee through the company's famous catalogue and via its website were recommended by Penn State, which has been running tomato trials since 2000 and each year publishes some of the best varieties. Among the tomato categories included in "The Best of the Penn State Tomato Trials" report were Hybrids, Heirlooms and those that are best for containers. For the third straight year, Burpee's "Brandy Boy" took top honors among Slicers. According to the report, "When gardeners ask what single…
Thursday, November 10, 2011
The firing of Penn State head coach Joe Paterno and president Graham Spanier Wednesday night was the right move, but more investigation is needed.
After the release of the grand jury investigation into the actions of former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky and his subsequent arrest, the Happy Valley campus has been in turmoil, culminating in Wednesday night’s decision by the Penn State Board of Trustees to fire head coach Joe Paterno and college president Graham Spanier. The news sent Penn State students to the street in protest of the move, overturning a news van, chanting “f*** the trustees” and bringing out riot police who used mace to disperse the crowds. While the destruction of property is inexcusable, I maintain some level of understanding at their reaction to the sudden downfall of the man who has been the face and spirit of the school for more than 55 years. …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
The legendary Penn State football coach just announced that he will be retiring at the end of the season.
According to AP, reported by Huffington Post, Coach Joe Paterno will retire at the end of this football season. 10:39 a.m. Paterno released a statement confirming the reports of his retirement. In it, he said, "This is a tragedy. It is one of the great sorrows of my life. With the benefit of hindsight, I wish I had done more." Read the full statement online here.