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September 1, 1991
Penn will again be angry to see himself misquoted by the press. George Bush is not an "insane fascist." He is an inane fascist. ROBB WILLIS Costa Mesa
April 3, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 The days are nearing when Koa Farmer of Sherman Oaks Notre Dame will be boarding a plane to head for Penn State and begin his college football days, but this spring, he's trying to get faster. On Thursday in dual meet against Crespi, Farmer won the 100 meters in 10.93 seconds and the 200 in 22.03. Farmer was Notre Dame's standout defensive back-receiver in football. The Knights continue to show good depth in the shot put. Deion Dayao won with an effort of 55-3, and freshman Kylan Wilborn had a mark of 53-2.
December 17, 2012 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Josh Gad, who was nominated for a Tony for "The Book of Mormon," is the co-creator and effectively the star of "1600 Penn," a new single-camera sitcom from NBC about the first family. It gets a preview Monday night to draft off "The Voice" before taking up a Thursday post in January. As in Comedy Central's "That's My Bush!" more than two election cycles back, the big idea is to stock the White House with characters familiar from a thousand years of situation comedy. We get a gruff and grumpy dad, the president (Bill Pullman)
March 12, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys, misses family meals and playing with his grandchildren, but has largely stayed upbeat and hopeful in prison, his wife said in a television interview. Dottie Sandusky, 71, appearing on NBC's "Today" on Wednesday defended her husband of 37 years when asked by host Matt Lauer if she still believes that he's innocent. "I definitely believe him," she said. "He's not guilty of these horrific crimes.
January 5, 2013 | By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times
Josh Gad found religion - along with huge laughs, rave reviews and an adoring fan base - as part of the original cast of "The Book of Mormon," the smash stage musical from the creators of "South Park. " The rotund actor was center stage as the overeager Mormon Elder Cunningham, dancing and singing his way to a Tony nomination for best leading actor in a musical. Gad has now traded Broadway for the Beltway. He stars in NBC's new comedy "1600 Penn," playing Skip Gilchrist, the bumbling member of a dysfunctional (and fictional)
November 7, 1993 | Associated Press
Terrance Stokes rushed for a school-record 272 yards and a touchdown in 42 carries Saturday as Penn defeated Princeton, 30-14, in a battle of unbeaten Ivy League teams. Penn took advantage of early turnovers to build a quick lead as Jim McGeehan passed for 154 yards and two touchdowns to Chris Brassell. Penn (8-0, 5-0) can win its first Ivy League championship since 1988 with victories over Harvard and Cornell.
April 1, 2012 | Nick Owchar, Los Angeles Times
If you've been eagerly awaiting the new season of "Game of Thrones," which starts Sunday on HBO, Thomas Penn's "Winter King: Henry VII and the Dawn of Tudor England" (Simon & Schuster: 448 pp., $30) offered an ideal way to bide your time (if you weren't already busy rereading parts of George R.R. Martin's saga). Compared with the maneuvering of Starks, Lannisters and other houses in Martin's epic, Penn's book presents readers with the world of realpolitik as it was played out in the earliest years of the Tudor dynasty.
February 2, 1991
Your obituary of Red Grange was especially interesting because of the details of how Grange tore up Franklin Field and the Penn eleven in 1925. I was a Penn freshman in 1931 and of course had not seen the 1925 game, but some of the faculty members who had seen the massacre, particularly those who wanted Penn to downgrade football, mentioned it in classes from time to time, as part of our education. A telling point by the profs was the recital of some of the Sunday sports page headlines, particularly one that proclaimed, GRANGE 24, PENN 2. In any event, the Galloping Ghost and Illinois, aided later by Pitt and Notre Dame, helped Penn to concentrate on Ivy League athletics.
January 2, 1988
Walt Hazzard is the Gene Mauch of basketball coaches. He is never going to have a winner. He doesn't know how to manage his players. He doesn't even know who to start half the time. You just can't beat Oral Roberts and Penn and think your team is coming around. RICK BRACAMONTES Orange
January 29, 2014 | By Betsy Sharkey
If you missed the very fine, fine-art documentary "Tim's Vermeer" during its brief stop last month, it is back in town for its official run. Director Teller (better known as the droller half of the ironic comedy/magic team Penn & Teller) follows inventor Tim Jenison's journey to understand how the 17th-century painter Johannes Vermeer tripped the light so fantastically. A tale of art and obsession unfolds as Jenison experiments with various optical techniques Vermeer might have used to achieve his luminous interplay of light and shadow.
January 25, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
  Talented defensive back Koa Farmer of Sherman Oaks Notre Dame said Saturday he has switched to a commitment to Penn State. He previously was committed to California. His best move was hurdling a Chaminade defender for a touchdown (see above video). Santa Margarita receiver Jeremy McNichols committed to Boise State, according to  
January 13, 2014 | By Ellen Olivier
The event: ”Help Haiti Home,” staged by Sean Penn & Friends and presented at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills by Giorgio Armani to benefit the J/P Haitian Relief Organization. Anderson Cooper served as host and ceremonies ended with a surprise performance by U2. The scene: Held on Golden Globes weekend, the affair Saturday brought out a generous helping of A-listers, some of whom bid generously enough at the live auction to bring the gala's proceeds to a whopping $6 million.
January 11, 2014 | Wire reports
More than two decades after his futile attempt to draw Penn State's attention as a player, James Franklin was hired Saturday by the university as its football coach. Franklin, 41, replaces Bill O'Brien, who left for the NFL's Houston Texans coaching job on New Year's Eve. Franklin, who won 24 games over three seasons and went to three straight bowl games at Vanderbilt, signed a six-year contract reportedly worth about $4.5 million a season. He insisted he would not use the Nittany Lions as a steppingstone.
January 11, 2014 | By Dan Loumena
Penn State has landed James Franklin as football coach, bringing to State College, Pa., the most coveted college football coach in the nation. Although the architect of an amazing turnaround at SEC doormat Vanderbilt denied all week that he had made a decision to leave for Penn State, university trustees approved his hiring Saturday morning and announced a contract was in place, details of which would be released in the afternoon. “The contract is in line with other recent coaching contracts,” said Linda Strumpf, a trustee and head of the university's committee on compensation.
November 24, 2013 | By Irene Lacher
Teller, the usually silent half of the renegade magician duo, Penn & Teller, recently perched on a couch at the Geffen Playhouse, where he had a lot to say about two projects he has helmed as director - "Play Dead," magician Todd Robbins' one-man creep show, which runs through Dec. 22 at the Geffen's Skirball Theater, and "Tim's Vermeer," about inventor Tim Jenison's quest to unearth the Dutch painter's techniques and re-create his work in a Texas warehouse....
October 28, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
Penn State has agreed to pay $59.7 million to 26 men who said they were sexually abused by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, serving what is effectively a life sentence for his conviction as a predator of boys. The university announced on Monday that 23 of those who said they were abused had signed agreements and three more had reached agreements in principle during negotiations over the past months. Six cases had been rejected or talks are continuing, the university said.
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