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(CNN) – Penn State University will be hit with fines in excess of $30 million as part of "significant, unprecedented penalties" expected to be announced Monday by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, a source familiar with the case told CNN on Sunday. (More)

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Why is Bishop Eddie Long Holding a “Spirit & Truth” Conference? KultureKritic

Response: This ignant punk needs to sit down and shut the hell up. He has done enough damage already.

When I heard this week that Bishop Eddie Long was holding a “Spirit & Truth” Conference, I had to sit back in  my chair for a second to think.  As my eye brow wrinkled into my forehead, I asked myself, “what is there that’s truthful about Eddie Long on any level?” (More)

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Texas Air Force Instructor Slapped with 20 Years for Raping and Assualting Recruits – Black Blue Dogs

Response: Damn! A wife and 2 little boys. How ignant to think he would not eventually get called out.

Staff Sgt. Luis Walker was expected to be a man of honor and train female recruits but instead he raped and sexually assaulted them. The women who were victimized by the Air Force training instructor testified against him on Saturday and shared how their lives have been changed forever because of him. (More)

NCAA to announce ‘corrective’ measures for Penn St – Charlotte Observer

INDIANAPOLIS The NCAA announced Sunday that it will levy "corrective and punitive measures" against Penn State in the wake of the child sex-abuse scandal involving Jerry Sandusky and a scathing report that found school leaders covered up allegations against the now-convicted former assistant football coach. (More)

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Misleading Romney Ad Makes A Frankenstein Monster Of Obama Quote

Response: I get so tired of ignant folks. They have tried to discredit "our" President since day one.

Being Ignant
Know that being ignant is not always a bad thing, however it is a bad thing when you don’t do anything about it especially when you are trying to discredit others. Know what you are talking about when you open your mouth so you will not make a damn fool out of yourself.
Curmilus Dancy II Tuesday April 3, 2012

"Ignorance will never end. Even those with money can’t buy SENSE!!" Author: Curmilus Dancy II The Political Agitator

Mitt Romney seems aware he has relied on an extremely misleading snippet of a speech by President Obama — his campaign has gone to extraordinary lengths to hide its original context. A new video using Obama’s “you didn’t build that” line deceptively chops up and fuses together portions from the same speech to create a Frankenstein monster that radically distorts the president’s intended meaning. (More)

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John Hood: Believe it or not, ad spending doesn’t drive election wins – Rocky Mount Telegram

Response: I believe it takes a real political machine to win elections.

American politicians, parties and interest groups spend relatively little on their electoral campaigns. The side that spends the most money doesn’t always win. And if we really want to improve our political system, we’ll know we’re succeeding if total spending on campaigns goes way up. (More)

Mental health groups merge – Rocky Mount Telegram

Three local management entities that performed oversight of public behavioral health care services merged this month, creating a new entity that’s responsible for 12 counties, including Nash and Edgecombe.

The Beacon Center, which was headquartered in Rocky Mount, was included in the merger. The other entities that merged are Southeastern Regional, which was headquartered in Lumberton, and Eastpointe, which was headquartered in Goldsboro. (More)

Penn State police surround Joe Paterno statue as workers begin removal – Charlotte Observer

Response: This is so sad. History that has to try to be erased inspite of all the damage that has been done. Removing the statue will not remove the history completely but I truly believe it will help.

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. Penn State University will remove the famed statue of Joe Paterno outside its football stadium, eliminating a key piece of the iconography surrounding the once-sainted football coach accused of burying child sex abuse allegations against a retired assistant. (More)

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Downtown revitalization attracts investment – Rocky Mount Telegram

Investors are showing a renewed interest in purchasing downtown buildings as the city’s Streetscape project progresses and the revitalized Douglas Block fills up, officials said.

“I see the market is increasing,” said Downtown Development Manager Vanessa McCleary said. “I’ve had two properties that have been leased recently. I’ve got about 10 properties in various stages of construction, and all of that is picking up.”

In the last year, $1 million of private dollars have been invested in improving downtown buildings, she said. (More)

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Rep. William Wainwright: Celebration of a ‘Champion ‘– Sun Journal

In his eulogy to N.C. House Rep. William L. Wainwright, D-Craven, the Rev. Richard K. Thompson said “Our champion is gone.”

About 1,000 people and state and local representatives turned out at Grover C. Fields Middle School Saturday to celebrate the life of Wainwright, the first African America speaker pro-tem of the N.C. General Assembly, a legislator representing Craven County for the past 22 years and a pastor. (More)

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