November 13, 2011
So, an elderly man, well-known in his community, heads a charitable organization to serve young boys. Through that organization, he picks out certain boys to serve his sexual interests. His modus operandi is to give special attention to the boys he has chosen, get them alone and contrive a way to get them in a shower. A few people know of his disgraceful activities but don't have the moral backbone to speak up. Sounds exactly like a certain local judge and the Lancers boys club here in Baltimore about a decade ago. In that case, apparently, the elderly man satisfied himself just looking at the naked little boys.
November 22, 2011
Don't need distraction Chris Dufresne Los Angeles Times Yes, although it's a different case from Miami, which did the necessary thing in taking itself out of bowl consideration as part of a damage-control strategy. Current Miami players were involved in the Nevin Shapiro scandal. Penn State players had nothing to do with the Jerry Sandusky case. But several members of the coaching staff, including interim head coach Tom Bradley, were longtime associates of Sandusky.
November 25, 2011
Your wishy-washy editorial on Iran's nuclear weapons program was pretty dumb ("Iran and the bomb," Nov.11). And your conclusion that "a nuclear-armed Iran would be intolerable, but there are no easy answers" was even dumber. If an Iranian bomb is, as you concede, "intolerable," and if there are, as you lament, "no easy answers," then your editors should wise up and pick the tough answer. Ironically, your stern editorial on the Penn State child-abuse scandal that same day was not all that stupid ("Tragedy at Penn State," Nov.11)
November 14, 2011
Interim Penn State President Rodney Erickson on Thursday afternoon released through the alumni newswire email service a plea, "… to be patient, to avoid speculation and to refrain from passing judgment until the facts are known. " Mr. Erickson should have passed that sound advice to the Board of Trustees before it appeased the "holier than thou" character assassins who demanded a nationally known figure as a scapegoat. It is obvious that at Penn State, loyalty is a one-way street and that the board is comprised of cowards who crushed Coach Joe Paterno's heart, soul and personal honor.
February 2, 2011
A festive crowd of players, parents and coaches grew silent Wednesday as Calvert Hall safety Adrian Amos reached into a midnight blue bag to unveil the cap of his future school. Amos kept the choice hidden until the Nittany Lion and blue and white colors of Penn State were atop his head. Even though Penn State is one of the most storied programs in college football, the school's academics were the deciding factor for Amos. "Penn State is known for the number of student athletes who graduate," Amos said.
July 23, 2012
Double fine, preserve wins Teddy Greenstein Chicago Tribune The NCAA mostly got it right and should be commended for acting swiftly. I also applaud the NCAA for not caving to the death penalty crowd that wanted blood at the cost of harming tens of thousands of people who did no wrong. But there are two penalties I would have changed. Doubling the fine to $120 million — two years' worth of football revenue — would have benefited victims of child sexual abuse even more.