Archive - Jan 22, 2012
WOONSOCKET â Gerald M. Brenner leans over the desk in his Diamond Hill Road law office and rummages through a pile of documents, his eyes squinting to find a single piece of paper in the clutter.
âAh, here it is,â he says.
The document he's holding up is a fact-sheet about Rotary International's PolioPlus, one of the most ambitious humanitarian programs ever undertaken by a private sector organization.
Joe Paterno, who died on Sunday at the age of 85, was the greatest coach Iâve ever been around. He was a really good human being too, a man who loved his wife, his kids, his 17 grandchildren, more than anything in the world, including his job as head football coach at Penn State.
The first time I ever met Joe, back in my reporting days at The Daily Collegian (Penn Stateâs student newspaper), he called me into his office after we had published an article he found somewhat damaging to the schoolâs reputation.