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Polyticks maven Judi Roman posts on Facebook: “I would like to correct information put on Stacey Newman’s Facebook page and in a subsequent campaign mailer. She HAS NOT been endorsed by Barbara Eagleton, Joe Edwards, Ben Uchitelle or Stuart Symington.  In fact, Eagleton, Edwards and Uchitelle have each notified her to remove their names…. Eagleton more than once. Why is she still using them? Come on, Stacey. You’re better than that.”


Football fans are caught today between loyalty to the Black and Gold and Coach Gary Pinkel’s shocking remarks at Southeastern Conference Media Day in Hoover, Alabama. It’s obvious no one briefed Pinkel on the damning report by former FBI honcho Louis Freeh about the late Penn State Coach Joe Paterno’s complicity in covering up former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky’s serial pedophilia. Pinkel’s quotes: “…you can’t take away the greatness of this man… He was a great man. However you analyze this, you can’t erase all that this guy’s done. You can’t do that. Nobody can do that…” Pinkel went on to blame the press. “I think when you come out of such a tragic situation, certainly involving children and the magnitude of this in our country from a media standpoint, I anticipated really what happened. I anticipated that they would do this. You’re not going to sit back there and say, ‘Well, just things happen.’ You’re not going to do that. They’re going to be firing, and people, they’re going to make statements and they’re going to point fingers…” Then Pinkel concluded: “It’s so easy in hindsight to go back there and say what it is…that’s the easiest thing to do. The easiest thing to do is to point fingers and” say “‘You should have done this, you should have done that, you should have done that.’” Freeh concluded Paterno indeed should have acted differently, and instead, the late coach intervened and halted a plan by Penn State officials to report a 2001 incident involving Sandusky to child welfare enforcement officials.


The Securities and Exchange Commission has named hometowner Norman Champ, III  as its director of investment management,replacing a former Goldman Sachs senior exec.  Champ has been with the S.E.C. since 2010, where his office has played a key role in implementing provisions in the Dodd-Frank financial reform law.  Champ will oversee the regulation of mutual funds,hedge funds, and other money management businesses.

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