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Penn State to pay $59.7 million to 26 victims in Sandusky child sex abuse settlement – Yahoo News

(Reuters) – Penn State University agreed to pay $59.7 million to 26 victims of convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky, settling the bulk of claims in a major step to move beyond a scandal that upended one of U.S. college football‘s most lucrative teams.

The university said in a statement it reached the settlements in the wake of Sandusky’s conviction in June 2012 for sexually abusing boys while he was an assistant football coach and after he retired.

“We hope this is another step forward in the healing process for those hurt by Mr. Sandusky, and another step forward for Penn State,” university President Rodney Erickson said in a statement.

“We cannot undo what has been done, but we can and must do everything possible to learn from this and ensure it never happens again at Penn State,” he added.

Claims from six other men who said Sandusky abused them as children have been rejected or may result in possible settlements, the school said.

Sandusky, 69, was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison for abusing 10 boys over a 15-year period, in a case that tarnished the reputation of Penn State and its late football coach Joe Paterno, who lost his job for failing to report Sandusky to authorities.

“There is some sense of affirmation, but there remains the deep wounds and scars that are wide open and every day it’s a struggle,” said Jeff Anderson, a lawyer for the last two victims to accept the settlement.

The figure is close to the $60 million fine imposed by the NCAA – the equivalent of the annual gross revenue of the football program – along with other sanctions.

The victim settlement comes on top of $50 million already spent on fines, legal bills and other costs linked to the scandal that rocked the university after a grand jury indicted Sandusky in November 2011.

“No amount of money can restore the innocence that was taken from the victims. It’s only because of their generosity and courage in speaking up that Sandusky was removed from his powerful position and children are safer,” said the victim advocacy group Survivors of those Abused by Priests (SNAP).

The school said the settlement amounts will not be funded by student tuition, taxpayers or donations, and that it believes it has various liability insurance policies that will cover the settlements. Penn State did not name the insurers.

The university has sued one of its insurers, the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association Insurance Company (PMA), alleging PMA failed to honor its obligations to pay for claims in the Sandusky case.

PMA declined to comment on Monday, and a Penn State spokesmen declined to comment beyond the prepared statement, except to confirm that the PMA litigation was ongoing.

“Penn State believes it has other insurance that has been denied to them and they intend to pursue those other claims,” said Clifford Rieders, an attorney who represented one of Sandusky’s victims and was involved in drafting the settlement.

The settlements were not split evenly and ranged “from the hundreds of thousands to the several millions” of dollars for each plaintiff, Rieders said.

Anderson said it was likely Penn State agreed to cover the settlements now “with the idea of fighting it out later with the insurance companies.”

Sandusky lost a bid earlier this month for a new trial.

Paterno, as head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions, had won more games than any other major college football coach in history until the NCAA stripped the team of more than 100 victories because of the scandal. Paterno died early last year at age 85.

Three former Penn State administrators, including the former president, Graham Spanier, have been criminally charged with conspiring to cover up the scandal.

Penn State to pay $59.7 million in Sandusky child sex abuse settlement – Yahoo News.

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Penn State: Donations 2nd highest in school history: University received $208 million despite the Jerry Sandusky scandal

Penn State received more than $208 million in donations for the fiscal year that just ended, the second-highest total in university history despite the upheaval after the arrest of Jerry Sandusky on child sex abuse charges.

The school said Monday there was a slight uptick in the number of alumni who donated money or gifts in the fiscal year that ended June 30 to more than 75,500, reversing two years of slight declines.

“We’re very grateful – humbled really – to have this kind of response from Penn Staters, who I think have rallied to the cause … by the side of the institution through a very difficult time,” Rod Kirsch, senior vice president for development and alumni relations, said Monday in an interview.

The number of donors overall – which would include corporations and non-alumni – also rose slightly to more than 191,000. Donations included gifts for scholarships; as well as increases in giving to the football booster club and the annual student-organized dance marathon to raise money for pediatric cancer patients and research.

Only the 2010 fiscal year was more prolific for Penn State, when the school raised more than $274 million. What Kirsch described as a “bonanza year” for fundraising was due in large part to an $88 million gift by Terry Pegula, and founder and former president of an energy company involved in Pennsylvania‘s burgeoning natural gas industry. Pegula earmarked the gift, which is the largest private donation in Penn State history, to upgrade the school’s club hockey team to Division I and build an arena.

Pegula has since increased his commitment to $102 million. He said at a groundbreaking ceremony in April that he didn’t waver even after the turmoil that embroiled the campus after retired defensive coordinator Sandusky was arrested in November. It led to the ouster of head coach Joe Paterno, a move criticized by some alumni and former players.

Sandusky is awaiting sentencing after being convicted of 45 criminal counts last month.

The findings from the school’s internal investigation, led by former FBI director Louis Freeh, are also expected to be released soon. Those conclusions could weigh heavily on whether the university can settle any civil lawsuits out of court.

The school has said that private donations, tuition dollars or state appropriations will not be used to pay for legal fees, consultants or any other costs associated with the Sandusky scandal, which has, through the end of April, totaled $11.9 million.

The school isn’t deviating from its overall goal of raising $2 billion in the current, seven-year fundraising campaign that began in 2007, Kirsch said. Including the most recent $208 million figure, about $1.6 billion has been raised for that campaign.

“Keep in mind we are not only dealing with the crisis we’re still going through, but we’re dealing with a tough economic environment still,” Kirsch said. “In that context, I’m not real surprised, but I’m very grateful for” the donations.

Separately, Penn State reported $223 million in new donation commitments, down 37 percent from the previous year. Kirsch said that was expected given the size of Pegula’s gift, and a big fundraising push by the school related to that donation.

The latest fundraising figures were released against the backdrop of a decline in recent years in state funding, which is used to help offset tuition for in-state residents. Penn State trustees are expected to vote on a potential tuition increase at their next meeting Friday in Scranton.

Kirsch said raising money for undergraduate scholarships remained a top priority to keep Penn State affordable. Last year, in-state freshmen and sophomores paid more than $15,000 a year in tuition to attend the main campus in State College, while out-of-state residents paid $27,000.

The school is seeking to raise more money to support faculty. Penn State said it has also raised more than $46 million from current or former faculty and staff, or $3 million more than its initial goal.

That total would include donations made by the Paterno family, such as the annual $100,000 gift in December, a month after Paterno was fired, for the library and an undergraduate fellow program that bears the family name. Paterno died in January of lung cancer at age 85.

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Pepsi: Gay, White King. Black Devil.

The Penn State football program didn’t cancel a game in response to the scandal surrounding former coach and suspected Pedophile Jerry Sandusky. Umpteen allegations of anally raped and molested children – black children - didn’t interrupt the ball game. Sans Joe Patterno, the Nittany Lions played on. If Happy Valley didn’t pause the gridiron action, we certainly weren’t going to be denied our potato chip and booze-infested jamborees for Super Bowl XLVI. Miss out on White men grappling for a big brown ball? Not for all the sodomized children in the universe.

Even if you’re not a football fan, the game offers so much more. The military branch of White Supremacy makes an obligatory appearance to christen the contest. Halftime performances where White men grope black females. Victory celebrations where black males propose to teary-eyed White women. All that AND… commercials!

Not just any commercials. Never seen before, million dollar advertisements concocted to arouse a global live audience exceeding 20 million people. These promos have increasingly become more integral to the festivities; some spectators tune in just for the ads.

So what did the 2012 Super Bowl offer? An Asian female with poor English. An obese black female pedaling ice cream cones. A “gay” White King and Flavor Flav

 

Didn’t hear a peep from GLAAD on this one.

Racist Woman and Racist Man orchestrate a blitzkrieg of ideas, images and sounds supporting a unifying ultimate objective. Unending White Domination. If one is less confused about White Supremacy/Racism and able to see what one is looking at, this sixty second cola blurb is an unsettling reminder that White people are at War against all black and non-white people people. Failure to understand this is akin to being unable to tell time. You’ll be a habitual time-waster, perpetually late, and continuously in trouble with White people.

What can a Racist do with sixty seconds and your undivided attention…

Remind White people that the War of White Supremacy is ongoing. The Pepsi add begins with the checkerboard floor. This color pattern is a classic Racist mnemonic. White people remind other White people to appreciate and participate in terrorizing black and non-white people. As in chess, the White army should be working together to destroy the dark people, and White people should be the aggressors – striking first.

The “Gay Rights” Klan of the White Supremacist army has been on their hustle. They successfully obstructed the career of Roland Martin – black male, and waited for the day of Whitney Houston’s burial to declare that she was an in the closet “homosexual”. It’s fitting that the White man with the crown is an admitted “homosexual”/Anti-Sexual. As Dr. Nell Irvin Painter illustrates, so called homosexuality and pedophilia are a consistent component of The History of White People. White people have made ever increasing efforts to normalize their habits – to get large numbers of melanated people to embrace and engage this misbehavior. Presenting the world with Elton John in high heels and a crown is a potent, subtle way of encouraging incorrect thought, speech and action relating to sexual activity.

The Racially Ambiguous Person - meaning an individual whose racial classification is not clearly understood by a significant number of non-whites. Racists are promoting increased amounts of sexual intercourse between White people and non-white people. The product? President Obama. Halle Berry. Mass confusion. As Racist Man and Racist Woman decide whom is and whom is not White, the only folk who get confused are non-white people. Whites advocate and advance a handful of Racially Ambiguous individuals, to deceitfully proclaim that White Supremacy/Racism has concluded. Too often, Victims of Racism focus their frustrations on the non-white person being showcased – which is the effect Racists wanted. Victims of Racism in conflict with other Victims. The problem is not Melanie Amaro. The problem is White people.


Black people in the dungeon. A masterful Racist campaign couldn’t terminate without caging the darkest hue-mans on the planet. Hoards of people ingest the dark beverage, and the gay king is disposed; tossed into the bowels of the castle with the a nigger jester. This is what I expect from White people. The most vile representation of black people possible. Project exceptionally toxic, anti-black content to tens of millions. A highly melanated black male in greater confinement; cracking jokes behind bars. Racists went all out with this endeavor. Flavor Flav has worn an over-sized clock for the duration of his entertainment career/victimization. I can only conclude that White Terrorists made sure he had the gaudiest time piece possible, just so long as it was upside down. White people invest millions to tell the entire planet that: black people are primitive, devilish buffoons, antiquated farm equipment ill-equipped for the 21st century. At best they can provide childish entertainment; otherwise, they require extreme confinement, restricted access to other people and things.

Reflecting on White people’s history of rape, bondage and sex games, Gus suspects that there could have been a sexual implication with placing a gay White man in confinement with a black male. But perhaps the Jerry Sandusky coverage corrupted Gus’ thinking.

This is one of more then seventy commercials from Super Bowl Sunday. There were an assortment of gadgets and services being hawked, but one idea remained constant. White domination of non-white people forever. Even in a post-apocalyptic world, Whites intend on dominating and confusing dark people.

PS White people have a history of hopping out of the closet for the big game.

Gus T Renegade 

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