Driving home from school was terrible. Some of the country roads by me can be pretty bad. There have been students in the past killed going to fast in winter conditions. I took it slow and didn't end up like a lot of the people I saw in ditches. Certainly not ideal conditions to drive in.
Every road and alley in the Chicagoland area should be completely plowed and salted. We already got charged for a full winters worth of plowing and salt. The city could come out smelling like a rose this year, spend way under budget AND have the safest roads of any major city. Instead, they've chosen to neglect everyone and make yet a few more extra bucks off us all. There are going to be riots in this city someday. There better be.
NYT talked to the psu board about firing Paterno and that crazy November night. Fascinating (and long) article.
Shortly before 10 p.m., Fran Ganter, the associate athletic director for football, delivered an envelope to Paterno’s home, just off Penn State’s campus. Inside the envelope was a telephone number. Paterno called the number, and Garban answered. Then he passed the telephone to Surma, who was seated next to him. Surma asked if Paterno could hear him O.K. Paterno said that he could. Then Surma told Paterno of the trustees’ decision. “The board of trustees has determined effective immediately you are no longer the football coach,” Surma recalled saying.
Then he heard a click. Paterno hung up.
Surma and Garban sat at the table for a moment, numb. Then the telephone rang again. Surma answered. It was Paterno’s wife, Sue, who said, during a short conversation: “After 61 years, he deserved better.” Then she hung up on Surma.