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Artist Paints Over Paterno's Halo on PSU Mural

The artist added a large blue ribbon, instead, on Paterno's lapel symbolizing support for child abuse victims, a cause the artist said Paterno had endorsed.

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    Artist Michael Pilato removed a halo from a mural of Penn State football coach Joe Paterno amid the school's child sex-abuse scandal. The artist added a large blue ribbon, instead, on Paterno's lapel symbolizing support for child abuse victims, a cause the artist said Paterno had endorsed.

    An artist removed a halo from a mural of Penn State football coach Joe Paterno Saturday amid the school's child sex-abuse scandal.

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    Michael Pilato had put a halo over Paterno's image after the beloved coach's death in January, but said he felt he had to remove it Saturday after a report that Paterno, former university president Graham Spanier and others buried allegations of child sex-abuse against ex-assistant Jerry Sandusky. Paterno's family denies the claim.

    Pilato added a large blue ribbon, instead, on Paterno's lapel symbolizing support for child abuse victims, a cause the artist said Paterno had endorsed.

    Pilato earlier removed Sandusky from the famous mural located at the school's bookstore downtown. He said he hasn't made a decision on Spanier's image. Spanier has not been charged. Sandusky has been convicted and is awaiting sentencing.


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