Thursday, September 27

Accounting for Accountability



The Penn State Board of Trustees paid Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan, LLP $6.5 million dollars for the 267-page document commonly known as the Freeh Report. The Report has come under intense scrutiny in the two months since its release and the veracity of the report has been questioned by concerned alumni, as well as by numerous legal authorities.  Perhaps in response to the substantial limitations and errors that have been documented to exist in the Report, the Board has now taken the stance that it will not review the entire document but will only focus on the 18 pages of Chapter 10: Recommendations for University Governance, Administration, and the Protection of Children in University Facilities and Programs.

At an approximate cost of $24,344.57 per page, this seems at first glance to be a waste of $6,061,798. According to Penn State's own figures, this is enough money to have covered the yearly salaries of 54.5 assistant professors or 242.5 graduate teaching assistants, or to fund a year of education for 273 Penn State freshmen.  This is more than twice the amount spent to establish the Penn State Hershey Center for the Protection of Children.

However, could even the $6 million figure be misleading?

Wednesday, September 26

Mike McQueary - Reality Challenged?

I've been slogging through the Mike McQueary testimony and the cross-examination of Karl Rominger for a couple of days now and it's tedious going. 

I can't quite decide which is worse - McQueary's obfuscation and sometimes obvious evasion - pretending he doesn't understand the question OR Rominger's bizarre seemingly purposeful ineptitude and lack of focus.  

CORBETT APPROVAL ON SMSS INVESTIGATION AT 17%

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett makes remarks concerning Penn State University during a news conference near State College PennsylvaniaPHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Most Pennsylvania voters give Governor Tom Corbett fair or poor marks for his investigation, as state attorney general, into reports that former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was sexually abusing children, a poll showed on Wednesday.

Only 17 percent of the state's voters think Corbett, who served as Pennsylvania's top prosecutor for two terms before becoming governor in 2011, did a good or excellent job investigating what became a scandal that shook college football, according to the Franklin & Marshall College Poll.
Some 65 percent said Corbett did a fair or poor job on the case that led to Sandusky's conviction in June for sexually abusing 10 boys over 15 years.
G. Terry Madonna, the poll director, said the results reflect a sense that Corbett, a Republican who faces re-election in 2014, did not move the grand jury investigation fast enough and that he did not put enough manpower into the probe.
There are also questions about Corbett's decision to serve on Penn State's board of trustees after being elected governor, he said.
"The prospects that this will be over any time soon are not very good," Madonna said.

The Perjury Trials of Curley and Schultz

Not surprising the court has ruled to not dismiss the Perjury Charges

  This LINK is to the  pdf of the Court order on the motions by Farrell and Roberto to end the Perjury Trials of their Clients - Tim Curley and Gary Schultz 

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A judge on Wednesday upheld perjury charges against two Penn State administrators accused of lying to a grand jury that investigated allegations ex-assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abused children.
Dauphin County Judge Todd Hoover ruled against the motions by former vice president Gary Schultz and athletic director Tim Curley that would have thrown out the count of perjury against each man.
The judge did not rule on the other count they each face, failure to properly report suspected child abuse. In that case, the defendants have argued the statute of limitations has expired. The judge said that dismissal request would be ruled on separately.
The judge said the claim made by Schultz and Curley that there is insufficient evidence to corroborate the perjury charges will be more appropriately pursued during the trial. He also said prosecutors have given the defendants sufficient information about which parts of their grand jury testimony make up the perjury allegation.
Some of us still believe the Attorney General will withdraw those charges prior to any trial given what she has to work with and the danger of trying to use Mike McQueary as her star witness.

Message from Anthony Lubrano

At my request, Kathleen Kane called me earlier today and we spoke for about 20 minutes. If elected, she made very clear to me that she intends to immediately begin an investigation into the handling of the Sandusky matter by the AG's office. She also believes that Tom Corbett delayed the investigation so that he could get elected and then during the investigation he ignored the role of the Second Mile due to the political contributions he received from members of the Second Mile Board, She was critical of his use of the Grand Jury. She believes that Corbett is really after Spanier for personal reasons. I shared with her that I felt that the Penn State community simply wants due process and the truth. For the sake of disclosure, I am a registered Republican who actively supported the candidacy of Tom Corbett for Governor. If we have any chance of uncovering the truth, we need to see Kathleen Kane elected Attorney General of PA.

Tuesday, September 25

THE SURMA VENDETTA PART 2

DID THE ANGER AND PREJUDICE OF THE SURMA FAMILY PLAY A ROLE IN THE FIRING OF JOE PATERNO AND THE DAMAGE DONE TO PENN STATE? 

By Barry Bozeman


Why were Vic Surma Sr and John P Surma so angry after 2007? 
What made Vic Sr angry enough to threaten Joe Paterno with tirades on a listserv 
for former PSU football players?  - THE SURMA VENDETTA 




In 2003, Vic Surma Sr was quoted in Rich Scarcella's book,
PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS - STADIUM STORIES, as follows:

"Joe instilled in us how to win.
He's a special man, a special person.
There's nobody better at taking high
school players and making them men."

                                  ~VICTOR SURMA

What would cause Victor Surma Sr. to go from that glowing praise for Joe Paterno in 2003 to this threatening indictment in 2007?
Victor Surma <vsurma8215@> wrote:  The Rat has hurt so many young men; destroyed their self esteem, ruined their confidence, etc.  I feel it is my obligation to expose his fraud to the national media before he checks out. I'm starting with the Pittsburgh Reporter and hope to take his fraud national!!!  I hope you understand.  I was a 3 year letterman – have no axe to grind – just want to set the record straight on the RATS legacy.  Vic S”
That is a rather incredible change of heart to occur in 4 years.

Even more important is the same change of attitude of John P. Surma at the same time. People who knew John were confused by his evident change of heart because he had been a staunch Paterno supporter but after 2007 made no attempt to hide his antipathy for the aging coach. John P. Surma is the younger brother to Vic Surma and was Vice Chairman of the Penn State Board of Trustees in Nov of 2011.

John P. Surma led the charge to fire Joe Paterno 

Near the back of a conference room littered with coffee cups and plates of half-eaten fudge brownies and chocolate-chip cookies, a 79-year-old trustee and philanthropist named Mimi Coppersmith stood up and beseeched her colleagues to reconsider what they were poised to do. "Coach Paterno is revered here in State College," she said. (Image Mimi Coppersmith) 
"We're not going to drink the Kool-Aid," snapped John P. Surma, then the board's vice chairman and the chief executive officer of United States Steel Corp. "This is what we need to do."  
Surma then asked whether any trustee objected to the firing of coach Joe Paterno.             The question was met with silence.


VIC SURMA JR. 

Sunday, September 23

The Mind of a Pedophile - Getting it Right

NEW YORKER's Malcomb Gladwell - A realistic look at Sandusky in The Mind of a Pedophile. 

It has been a long time coming but is there finally some common sense and reality slipping into the conscience of the media?

The PSU Board of Trustees could have made this a real debate 10 months ago had they simply stood by Joe, Tim, Gary, and Graham Spanier and made the Attorney General prove her absurd charges that a cover up of a known pedophile had occurred at PSU. Instead led by Tom Corbett and John P. Surma they hired Louis Freeh to cement the idea of a cover up in the public consciousness. 

This move to hire disgraced former FBI failure Louis Freeh for a second unwarranted fictional indictment compounded the egregious error by John P Surma - who cancelled Joe Paterno's press conference and then led the charge to fire him and Dr Spanier - signaling the media that the Board of Trustees believed they were guilty of this Linda Kelly imagined cover up. Surma evidently did this as part of a personal vendetta against the aging coach. 
 — the people who knew Sandusky, saw him with children, saw him playing and touching and even showering with them, and never suspected he was what he was.
Childcare specialists  trained in identifying the tell-tale signs of pedophilia cleared Sandusky during the 1998 probe into a mother’s concern over a workout and shower. No charges were brought in that case.

A Handy Resource: The Biggest Media Myths of the Jerry Sandusky Scandal


For the Uninitiated: The Biggest Media Myths of the Jerry Sandusky Scandal
Since details don’t seem to really matter anymore, here is the “Cliffs Notes” version of how the media created a false narrative (which they refuse to correct) in the Jerry Sandusky scandal. You might think of this as “Why Nearly Everything You Think You Know About the Penn State Story is False.” Please feel free to share it as a resource with those whose minds you are trying to open about what really happened here.
In the basic order in which they occurred, these are the biggest media-created myths…

Saturday, September 22

Dr Dranov's Testimony - Transcript

THE TESTIMONY OF DR. JOHNATHAN DRANOV in Transcript is now Available 

We can now see word for word what Dr Dranov said that convinced the jury to find Sandusky not guilty on the prosecutions claim that Mike McQueary SAW a boy being subjected to anal intercourse and told that to Joe, Tim and Gary.

Mike McQueary heard sounds "of a sexual nature" SOUNDS!!!!

Mike McQueary was asked three times by his doctor - if he SAW anything Sexual "I kept saying what did you see and he kept coming back to the Sounds"

Friday, September 21

TAILGATE and TAKE SIGNATURES TEMPLE STYLE - CELEBRATE 250,000 SMSS VISITORS

THE SECOND MILE SANDUSKY SCANDAL WEBSITE and our 36 FREEHdom Fighters Appreciate your Support - and Welcome our 250,000 Visitor to SMSS 
 

We are encouraging our readers to attend the TEMPLE TAILGATE  and MORE.


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ACTION ITEMS FOR SATURDAY'S GAME WITH TEMPLE

1) PRIOR TO GOING TO THE GAME
A) DOWNLOAD AND PRINT as many copies as you can carry of these petitions.
    DUE PROCESS FOR JVP AND PSU 
    NEVER MOVE ON or FORWARD Until the Fight has been Won 
B) Have a clipboard and several pens on hand


2) GET SET TO TAILGATE and GET SIGNATURES AND SIGNATURE TAKERS. 
    A) Visit Ray Blehar at the SECOND MILE SANDUSKY SCANDAL tailgate site. Ray will have extra petitions on hand. 


 SOUTH RED LOT close to the Bryce Jordan Center. Space 2472 -   
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and

   B) Make sure everyone knows about SMSS, how to download petitions & sign them online. 

  C) Make sure everyone who arrives at the game has a chance to sign the petitions. 

  D) Don't just get a signature when you can get a signature taker. !!! 

4) REPORT BACK TO SMSS with your pictures and signature tallies

    A) TAKE Your Camera and I Phone - take pictures and send them to aurabass@yahoo.com for our live blog on the tailgate and petition drive. 
    B ) Help us create excitement online with a LIVE BLOG of the Taligate with videos and 
Pictures and a running count of the signatures you are collecting - and more importantly the 
number of petitions you have given to other Joe Pa supporters who agree to get them signed

Tuesday, September 18

THE SURMA VENDETTA

by Barry Bozeman & the FREEHdom Fighters

The SURMA VENDETTA - a look into the cause of the Penn State Disaster.

Remember back last bleak November, how Joe Paterno was going to hold his regular Tuesday morning press conference following the Presentment on the 7th -  but it was cancelled? 

Have you wondered why that press conference was never held leaving the media doubting Joe because he would not speak to them?

Some said it was evidence of Joe's complicity in events described in the Presentment, suggesting he was afraid to face them.

New information supplied by credible sources has made it clear that one man acting alone was responsible for the cancellation of that Tuesday press conference prior to the board convening on Wednesday night.

Monday’s presentment press conference had Attorney General Linda Kelly standing next to pictures of Tim Curley, Gary Schultz and Jerry Sandusky while she announced that Penn State was complicit in the abuse of children going undiscovered for many years. 

Kelly said Mike McQueary saw a boy being subjected to anal intercourse in the showers of a PSU locker room, adding that Paterno was informed of a blatant sex act by McQueary who also told Schultz and Curley. The two administrators were indicted for their failure to report the sexual abuse and of lying to the Grand Jury to save PSU embarrassment and bad publicity that would follow such a revelation.

By Tuesday morning, Joe Paterno was preparing for far more than his regularly scheduled press conference knowing he would be questioned about the Sandusky situation. Paterno was anxious to explain what he knew and answer any questions. One man, on his own, without any vote by the board canceled the press conference and thus end the best opportunity for Joe to put the media on notice that Kelly’s version of events was distorted and incomplete - that Mike McQueary never told him about any anal intercourse. Joe knew he had done the right thing.


Friday, September 14

Rally 4 Resignations - Navy Tailgate Petition Drive LIVE BLOG


Around 10Am this morning we should start seeing pictures from those attending the the 
RALLY FOR RESIGNATIONS on the lawn at OLD MAIN in State College. 
So stop by often and support them vicariously here on this website.

SEND IN YOUR PICTURES to aurabass@yahoo.com 


Then Join RAY BLEHAR and the FREEHdom Fighters in the SMSS Petition Drive
pick up your Petitions at the SMSS TAILGATE 


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Thursday, September 13

Andrew Pitz & Warren Hartenstine Endorse Petitions

FIRST TWO PENN STATE LETTERMEN JOIN FRANCO HARRIS WITH ENDORSEMENTS of our Petition Drive.















_____________________________________________________________________
Thank you 
Andrew Pitz, Class of 2009, Long Snapper, 2005 - 2008 Big Ten Championship Team
and 
Warren R. Hartenstine, OL, BA ’67, MEd ‘68
For joining  FRANCO HARRIS as the two FIRST endorsements for our Petition Drive

YES THESE YEARS HAPPENED - amen Andrew. 
From: Andrew Pitz  To: Ray Blehar CC: Barry Bozeman  aurabass@yahoo.com
Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 8:30 PM
Subject: Re: Your endorsement of the Petitions
Ok ok add my name to this petition.  Or is it your analysis of the Freeh report?  I'm losing track.
"Andrew Pitz, Class of 2009, Long Snapper, 2005 and 2008 Big Ten Championship Teams"
(Yes, these years happened :-) ).
From Franco to the Lettermen 
Lettermen,
There is a lot going on right now to restore the reputation of Joe Paterno and to hold the Penn State BOT accountable for the damage they have wreaked on Penn State.

I hope you will take the time to read these petitions and, if you agree with them, join the effort and sign on.
I'm forwarding this email from Ray Blehar, a Penn State alum and federal investigator.
I'll also be sending out a second email regarding a rally being held this Saturday morning, the day of the Navy game.  If you can join me for that, please let me know, I'd love to see you guys there.
Thanks,
Franco see Take Action on Saturday  http://notpsu.blogspot.com/2011/10/take-action-this-saturday.html

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Online DON'T MOVE ON LINK

Embedded versions available below

Posnanski's PATERNO a review


by FREEHdom Fighter Jeffrey Simons 

Joe Posnanski's reflection on Joe Paterno's life in the biography Paterno accomplishes a rare feat for non-fiction:  it is extremely well researched and well written, engaging and informative, and will please none of its readers.  The Paterno haters will despise the fact that it is NOT a 373 page indictment of Joe Paterno, the devil that was created in November 2011 by some of the real villains of this tragedy.  No grand conspiracy of silence is revealed, no cover up, no evidence a great coach and teacher willfully put the souls of young children on the back burner for the greater glory of football..



Nor will the millions of alumni and adoring fans be pleased by reliving the 2 months of hell the Board of Trustees laid at Paterno's feet as he was dying of cancer.  Ultimately, Posnanski perfectly captures the tough but moral landscape in which Paterno was raised, and the 2 driving forces of his life that served as both virtues and deep flaws:  Joe's need to live up to his parents' expectations (and his constant doubt he was doing so); and his unwavering belief in the goodness and potential of those around him.  It was this latter trait, coupled with his sense of fair play and due process, which ultimately created a tragic blind spot when it came to the cunning child predator in his midst, Jerry Sandusky.
BEFORE READING THE REST REMEMBER 

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PENN STATERS FOR RESPONSIBLE STEWARDSHIP RELEASES CRITICAL REVIEW & ANALYSIS OF FREEH REPORT

PENN STATERS FOR RESPONSIBLE STEWARDSHIP RELEASES 

What little doubt remains about the efficacy and credibility of Louis Freeh and his fact Freeh Fiction is rapidly disappearing in a cloud of serious analysis

Join the SMSS petition drives and make the Board of Trustees listen to Anthony Lubrano armed with 50,000 signatures for Due Process and Don't Move On 

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Ray Blehar's Letter in the CDT


Published: September 13, 2012 
The Sept. 2 CDT editorial “Moving forward key to campaign” is right to support the adoption of the Freeh report recommendations for improving governance at Penn State. What is taking so long?
 
The Freeh report was published in mid-July and the board of trustees agreed to implement its recommendations.
As stated in the report, the board should immediately require full and public disclosure of members’ financial relationships between themselves, their businesses and the university.
 
Give board members university email addresses and make them known to the public.
In the next two weeks, the board should improve communication with the university community.
The most recent policy on the 30-minute, 10- question approach must be accompanied by at least one open town hall meeting per quarter, per region — without prescreening questions. And the schedule for the coming year should be announced and posted on Penn State websites.
 
The board should increase and publicize the ways individuals can convey messages and concerns to board members and should review, develop and adopt an ethics/conflict of interest policy. This policy should include recusal of members voting on issues that may be perceived as conflicts of interest. A “perceived conflict of interest” is determined by using a reasonable- person standard.
 
Given the amount of divisiveness in the Penn State community, we cannot move on without honest, open communications between the board of trustees and the parties it represents.
 
It needs to start today.
 
Raymond M. Blehar Annapolis, Md

Wednesday, September 12

UPDATED Ray Blehar on Kevin Slaten, RECORDING LINK

Ray will talk about his most recent legal and evidentiary analysis of the Freeh Report and other aspects of the search for the truth.

RECORDING OF RAY'S APPEARANCE ON KEVIN SLATEN 

RAY DID AND INCREDIBLE JOB TODAY ON  THE SHOW -
everyone should listen to the recording

You can read Ray's analysis of the Freeh Reports findings related to 1998 here..LINK ..

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WHAT 'MOVING ON' MEANS

What “Moving On” Means to Every Current Student and Alumni of Penn State
By a PSU Fan of 44 Years and FREEHdom Fighter - Bill 

First let me say I am not a PSU alumni but just a big fan since 1968.  My experience at PSU is limited to tailgating and seeing games.  But I do have a sense of history and can tell all PSU students and Alumni what this BOT is leaving them with this “Move On” position of theirs.

I’m old enough to remember when SMU got the death penalty.  It has been over 30 years since that happened and to this day if the SMU score is given or the initials SMU are seen most people think “Death Penalty and Cheating”.  And that happened over 30 years ago.

With the situation here for PSU it’s different.  There was not one NCAA rule broken yet PSU received sanctions that will cripple the program for years after the sanctions are lifted.  

Let me be very clear on this next point.  Please do not imagine what I’m about to tell you isn’t going to happen.  It will.

If this “Move on” position is accepted whenever the PSU score is given or anyone mentions Penn State the people of your age will automatically think “Pedophile State University.  The university that let a Child Molester roam free for 14 years.” will come to everyone’s mind.  And that memory will last for over 50 years.  Think I’m wrong? Why then if you talk to anybody in my generation do we remember SMU like it was yesterday?  That Pedophile U issue will last your lifetime and beyond.  Don’t fool yourself for one minute that it won’t.  The media has also switched if you’ve noticed.  It's not Joe as much anymore.  It's now “If the PEOPLE at Penn State cared as much about kids as they do….”.  Go ahead and read the story about removing the JS brick and see how the articles portray Penn State now.  You, the rest of the student body and everyone who works there is now in the same boat with Sandusky.  

That is the result of moving on.  Because moving on says “Yes we’re guilty.  We all had a hand in molesting those kids".  Well if you listen to Karen Peetz with her “We have to take responsibility and move on” what is she really saying? We’re the guilty people. We have to take responsibility.  Who is we?  We is you.  So ask yourself what do YOU need to take responsibility for?  Did you Molest those kids?   Please tell me what you need to take responsibility for.  I think the answer is “I don’t have to take responsibility for anything".  But Ms. Peetz seems to think so.  Her belief is founded in the belief the Freeh report is absolutely true.

The fact is the Freeh Report doesn't come within a mile of the truth.  It seems every week a new attorney posts a review of the Freeh Report online that rips it to shreds.  Truth?  Ha.  It’s an indictment based on no facts or truth. Go on and see if you can find one review by a competent attorney who says the Freeh Report is credible.  You won't find it.  And you want the legacy of "Pedophile U" to follow you for 50 or more years based on that report?  A report the "Move On" faction certifies to the rest of the country as the truth.  Yes, Ms. Peetz and the rest of the Old Guard Bot don't come out and say that.  But this action of “moving on” says that to everyone in the country.

And here is something else for you enjoy from the “Move On” strategy.  When you leave Penn State you will hopefully gain employment in the field you worked so hard to get a degree in. And provided the respective employer doesn’t discriminate against you for going to Penn State.  But think about when you are in the lunch room, at the water cooler, etc. and the subject of University’s attended, or the games that were played over the weekend comes up and your co-workers say I went to Notre Dame, Maryland what have you.  You know you will have apprehension saying you graduated for Penn State and may even catch a few remarks like “Oh isn’t that the University that covered up for a child molester?”  I hope that doesn’t happen but those same co-workers will be thinking it. 

By moving on you set yourself up for what I describe above. 

On the other hand how about the truth?  Not a report based on opinion and Mr. Freeh's imagination. You, Penn State, Joe, Curly, Shulz, and Spanier have been slandered by lies and falsehoods to sell news articles and your BOT has supported these lies and falsehoods by their silence and desire to sweep it all under the rug and "Move On".  But the truth can clear yours, Penn State, Joe and everyone's name.  Wouldn't that be better than "Moving on" and the rest of the country saying “they accepted everything so it must be true”?  

In closing you can choose the legacy the BOT is making for you based on lies and a bogus report.  Or you can demand the truth and hold your BOT accountable for their actions.  Your actions will dictate your choice.  Help us make the BOT come clean, eat their giant piece of Humble Pie, admit their mistakes, and if those mistakes are severe enough resign and get true leaders who will put the welfare of Penn State, you and the Alumni before their self-interest. 

Take action.  Help us and more importantly yourself.  Help our petition drive to get 30,000 or more signatures opposing this “Move On’ position meant to save face for the BOT.  Distribute it through the dorms, frat houses, sorority houses and e-mail the links to the on-line version to people you can’t reach face to face.  All the information about mailing the Petitions is at the bottom of the forms.

Just so you know that for 100's of thousands of us we can't move forward by leaving behind those who got us here.


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Thank you and may God bless all of you.
Bill 

FRANCO HARRIS AND THE SEARCH FOR TRUTH

FRANCO HARRIS AND THE SEARCH FOR TRUTH 

Franco Harris said today that while he has doubts about the Freeh Report, he would be willing to change his opinion of Joe Paterno based on that report as well as other information that might be revealed in future trials of Penn State officials.



Harris, who just returned from a trip to Texas, said he has only caught pieces of information about the Freeh Report from ESPN and CNN and has not yet had a chance to comb through the information released Thursday morning on Paterno and other Penn State officials.
"Oh, oh, sure. Yeah. As I said, we just want the truth," he said about changing his opinion on Paterno. "I don't think it's complete yet."
Harris, the former Steeler and Penn State football star who played for Paterno from 1969-71, was one of the coach's staunchest defenders when the Penn State Board of Trustees fired Paterno in November 2011 in the wake of the child sex abuse scandal involving Jerry Sandusky.
"There's some players in this who are still very, very important, who were a part of this all.. . . ," Harris said in an interview in his office in McCandless. "I'm just not making a decision and I'm definitely not making a decision based on the Freeh Report."
Harris said he questioned the integrity of the Freeh Report after emails from Penn State officials were leaked prior to the reports's release. One of those emails indicated that Paterno played a role in a decision not to notify authorities of a report that Sandusky assaulted a young boy in a locker room shower.
"I mean, they really lost me on the importance of it once they started doing things like that," Harris said of the leaked email. "They lost me as far as the integrity of it. What are they really trying to accomplish here?"

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Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/steelers/for-franco-harris-search-for-penn-state-truth-continues-644596/#ixzz26IfsFJBG

Tuesday, September 11

ANALYSIS: Freeh 1998 Key Findings - No Legal or Evidentiary Basis

The 1998 Freeh Report Findings are unsupported on both legal and evidentiary grounds. This professional analysis of the facts concerning 1998 is a devastating blow to the credibility of the Freeh Report, Louis Freeh, and the PSU Board of Trustees (BOT). 


Ray Blehar has 27 years of experience as an analyst and investigator. His professional activities included serving as a member of the Board of Examiners for the U.S. Senate Productivity and Maryland Quality Awards program, where he examined the business practices of private and public sector organizations.  Those examinations covered:  the organizations' legal, ethical, and societal responsibilities; strategic management; customer relations; process management; and business performance.   He holds certifications as a Quality Improvement Associate with the American Society for Quality and a team facilitator through the Army Management Engineering College.

TAKE ACTION THIS SATURDAY for JOE & PSU

THE SECOND MILE SANDUSKY SCANDAL WEBSITE and our 30 FREEHdom Fighters fully support the RALLY FOR RESIGNATIONS and PS4RS

We are encouraging our readers to attend the Rally for Resignations  and MORE.


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ACTION ITEMS FOR SATURDAY'S GAME WITH NAVY

1) PRIOR TO GOING TO THE GAME
A) DOWNLOAD AND PRINT as many copies as you can carry of these petitions.
    DUE PROCESS FOR JVP AND PSU 
    NEVER MOVE ON or FORWARD Until the Fight has been Won 
B) Have a clipboard and several pens on hand

2) ATTEND THE RALLY FOR RESIGNATIONS 
    A) Get Signatures on your petitions
    B) Give petitions to every one who signs who wants to help gather more signatures
    C) Particularly look for students attending the rally and ask them to take several petitions
    D) Ask any students who would like to help with this fight to contact aurabass@yahoo.com

3) GET SET TO TAILGATE and GET SIGNATURES AND SIGNATURE TAKERS. 
    A) Visit Ray Blehar at the SECOND MILE SANDUSKY SCANDAL tailgate site. Ray will have extra petitions on hand. 


 SOUTH RED LOT close to the Bryce Jordan Center. Space 2472 -   
Facing Dauer Drive - Under the Banner you see atop this website.

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   B) Make sure everyone knows about SMSS, how to download petitions & sign them online. 

  C) Make sure everyone who arrives at the game has a chance to sign the petitions. 

  D) Don't just get a signature when you can get a signature taker. !!! 

4) REPORT BACK TO SMSS with your pictures and signature tallies

    A) TAKE Your Camera and I Phone - take pictures and send them to aurabass@yahoo.com for our live blog on the tailgate and petition drive. 
    B ) Help us create excitement online with a LIVE BLOG of the Taligate with videos and 
Pictures and a running count of the signatures you are collecting - and more importantly the 
number of petitions you have given to other Joe Pa supporters who agree to get them signed