60 years. That's what Jerry Sandusky will get at minimum for his pedophilia. The sad part of the story is that guys who honestly want to help boys will get tarred with that brush as people avoid having repeats of this, since Sandusky often found targets through his youth charity.
On the good side, the case is behind us coming up to the start of football season this fall, letting PSU try to start anew. A detente with the Paterno clan might be nice, even though it's too late for JoePa himself.
Touchy times in the eastern Med, as Syria shot down a Turkish jet that crossed into Syrian waters. Given that Turkey is part of NATO, that could trigger a reaction, but the Turkish government doesn't seem to be pressing the issue, essentially saying "Oops, our bad."
Add another story to the "nothing good happens at a nightclub at 2AM" file-Tony Parker got hit by the crossfire of a bar fight and had some eye damage; he's suing the nightclub. That knocks the chances of the French team down a notch, but the US likely losing Dwayne Wade will even things out.
By the way, congratulations to Miami on their NBA title, getting that monkey off LeBron's back. I'm not one of the haters, but was rooting for OKC, since Miami had cast itself as the NBA's Yankees. That being said, you can still appreciate Jeter and A-Rod and root against the Pinstripes, and you can appreciate the triple-double-machine the same way.
Here's an interesting story I stumbled into as we came back from TN this week; the Free Hills settlement in northern TN, where freed slaves from the Hill plantation settled and created a rare free-black community in the pre-Civil War south. I just noted the road sign as we were going past and checked out the story once we got back.