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Does anyone have info on Franco's town hall meeting in king of prussia?
"We have a culture of integrity. That's not new at Penn State and that's not going to get old at Penn State."
Valley Forge Radisson. Reception at 6 and Film by John Ziegler of Framing Paterno.com at 7
Ziegler is on with Mike Missanelli right now.
Actually, 7-9:30 they have listed as presentations and panel discussions, Howard Eskin from Fox Sports and Frank Fitzpatrick from the Philly Inquirer will be on the panel. And I'll be there giving away free "I am Penn State, and I VOTE!" bumper stickers.
I was thinking about hitting up the one in DC:
Upon Further Review panel discussion w/ Franco Harris et al. Jan 27 Oxon Hill, MD. Sign up here: http://ow.ly/h6mJu
Think theres any chance of meeting Franco? I would love to get my dad a signature
I think that there's a good chance of that... I'm going with my dad; should be an interesting night.
Sign up so they know how many to expect. you can get info at www.framingpaterno.com
These are very open and friendly people. If you are a supporter head out and meet your brethren.
Eskin is a pure PSU hater. He will sound just like the rest of the hack media has, just be prepared for it. Maybe he will be a little more respectful than he was on his radio show, but I wouldn't count on it.
Yes, Eskin is a PSU hater because they beat his beloved Miami Hurricanes in the Fiesta Bowl.. But I did see him and John Clark do a very fair interview with Anthony Lubrano in the summer so you never know.
How was the event?
A wonderful event with PSU family members. Franco is such a generous host and a huge Joe supporter! Everyone should back this group, they are working so very hard for all we know is right. We Are!
I had a great time. Got to meet Franco and Blair Thomas. The whole presentation was really interesting.
Franco was real busy so I didn't get to talk with him much, but I did have a quick chat with Blair who was extremely nice.
Arrived early enough to have an insightful conversation with Anthony Lubrano. Met and spoke for a bit with Blair and Al Polamalu and Dana Harris. Franco is engaging, friendly and a wonderful host and moderator. A great evening with true Penn Staters that care so very much!
I'm heading to the event in the DC area tomorrow. If you're interested in attending, email Traci at tg.gci AT comcast.net.
12-1 pm for refreshments
1-3:30 presentations and panel discussion
Anthony Lubrano, PSU Trustee
John Ziegler, filmmaker
Remainder of Panel to be determined
Moderator: Franco Harris
Folks who could have made the D.C. event and didn't missed something good. Lydell Mitchell and Lavar Arrington showed up, and I got to chat with both of them, plus a few other lettermen. And obviously Franco. And I was able to talk to a couple dozen people about the BOT elections coming up. Having attended the event in King of Prussia, the film showing in Baltimore, and the event today, I got to be surrounded by maybe 1200 fellow alums and supporters. Good times!
Was there a general consensus among the Letterman, Franco, etc about the probability of a reduction in the sanctions? I have to believe that some of those folks have been briefed on the case and the likelihood or not of a reduction.
Didn't really get a chance to talk about that.
I did speak with David K. Mullaly '68 who said a significant lawsuit will be filed in the next couple of weeks. He is also running for the BOT and is not another "just move on" guy. I'll vote for him.
Definitely a great event in DC earlier today.
It's amazing what these guys are doing for PSU.
How was Ray Blehar's presentation? I wish I could have made it.
David K Mullaly is DavidM on here and posted above you.
"Whoever’s trying to kill me isn’t getting the job done. But one day, I’m going to punch that f___r in the face."
It really was a great event.
The highlight of Ray's presentation, for me, was when he listed out all the Sandusky abuse allegations in chronological order. The grand jury presentment obscured the order of events, presumably, because it would have completely undermined the case against Curley and Schultz.
Basically there are accusers who claim abuse from the early 90's to 2001 and from about 2005 to 2009. Of all the accusers, none of them have alleged abuse from 2001 to 2005. So even with the involvement of the state police, the local police, CYS, DPW, etc. in '98, the abuse continued for about three years. The one event that seemed to stop the abuse, for about 3-4 years, was the PSU intervention. The same intervention that has been labeled as a non-intervention by the media.
Another point that was emphasized was that John McQueary and Dr. Dranov were notified by Mike McQueary of the same event that he notified Gary Schultz and Tim Curley. Neither one of them went to the cops, yet there's never been so much as a peep from the AG about charging them with failure to report or child welfare endangerment.
Ah, ok, I thought the name sounded familiar.
Nice to meet you in person David.
Jetta: Keep in mind that I've been expecting the other legal shoe to fall since the middle of October--and not guessing--so my comment needs to be taken in that context. However, I do believe the time for it is almost here.
Hey, we all need a boost--a reminder that it isn't over yet. The story has not been finished.
All praise to Franco, who stood up for Penn State long before anybody else did. What courage!
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