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A letter from Sue Paterno to all Penn State Lettermen

By at February 9, 2013 | 4:35 pm | 0 Comment

A letter from Sue Paterno to all Penn State Lettermen

February 8, 2013 Dear Josh, For the past fourteen months I have refrained from commenting publicly about the Jerry Sandusky scandal and the related actions by the Board of Trustees, Louis Freeh, the President of Penn State and the NCAA. There have been many times, of course, when I wanted to speak out, but I […]

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PSU, Jerry Sandusky, and a Familiar Darkness

By at July 13, 2012 | 8:18 pm | 0 Comment

PSU, Jerry Sandusky, and a Familiar Darkness

Rock the Capital ran this column back on November 15, 2011.  I wrote it, after 50 years of silence. And then I put a pen-name on it. I have been unhappy with myself about that. My decision to tell the story in the wake of the Sandusky scandal at Penn State was not an easy […]

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The Hangover, Penn State Style

By at November 13, 2011 | 1:03 pm | 7 Comments

The Hangover, Penn State Style

Hangovers feel the same no matter which university you attend, but we Nittany Lions are experiencing a unique hangover, as a result of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.  This seemingly ever-unfolding scandal is at complete odds with the vision we PSU alumni have had of our beloved school, and of ourselves.  It’s not who we are. […]

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at May 18, 2011 | 8:30 am | 1,281 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; Scott Paterno recalls meeting his off the gridiron hero for the first time. The NRC says two nuclear facilities in Pennsylvania can withstand catastrophic events such as an earthquake, and more rumblings in the Pennsylvania Senate about taxing gas drillers.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at May 10, 2011 | 10:07 am | 2 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; The PublicK NuisancE hit the road and nearly blew a gasket after observing what’s become all too acceptable. Scott Paterno drops a fresh installment of Notes & Asides. Paterno dissects the killing of bin Laden with the same intensity proud Pappa Joe watches Sunday reels, and RTC is patting itself we told you what Newt would do months ago.

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A Jolt of Reality

By at April 19, 2011 | 11:47 am | 7 Comments

A Jolt of Reality

For the last month, there has been a misconception that I have a particular ax to grind with Penn State; nothing, in fact, could be farther from the truth. But there is a new reality

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Notes & Asides

By at April 11, 2011 | 11:00 am | 0 Comment

Notes & Asides

Victory, you ask? Well, I think so. Considering that it has been a dog’s age since the federal government actually spent less in real dollars than the year before – and the fact that these are real cuts in real discretionary spending – its hard not to see this as part of a larger pendulum shift toward lower spending.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at April 11, 2011 | 9:30 am | 0 Comment

Rock The Capital Minute

In This Edition of Rock The Capital Minute; a 7.0 earthquake strikes Japan on this the one month anniversary of that 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that killed as many as 25,000 people and crippled a nuclear power plant. Scott Paterno drops by with a fresh installment of Notes and Asides. — all the latest political doings and some sports. Eric Epstein is sizing up what is in Governor Tom Corbett’s beverage of choice.

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