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A PLACE APART
Tom Verducci
November 21, 2011
SI senior writer Tom Verducci, Penn State class of '82, reflects on the values that have defined, and endangered, his alma mater
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November 21, 2011

A Place Apart

SI senior writer Tom Verducci, Penn State class of '82, reflects on the values that have defined, and endangered, his alma mater

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As he turned onto his parents' street, Paterno soon caught sight of the crowd: the supporters, the curious and those TV trucks. Soon the vans would roll out of State College, though the scandal, as if alive with the menacing will of a forest fire, rages on with the threat of more damage. By the time Jay reached the house, his mom was at Mass and his dad was taking a nap. He went to his car, and drove home.

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