Cheat Sheet: October 20-21–Weekend Roundup

13 local men on Boy Scouts abuse list

Confidential papers revealed 13 Hampton Roads men on the Boy Scouts’ “perversion files.” The Oregon Supreme court ordered the release of 14,500 pages of files hidden by authorities, which have kept scoutmasters, and others who have been accused of child molestation, unseen from the public. The documents included “memos from local and national Scout executives, handwritten letters from victims and their parents and newspaper clippings about legal cases”. In more than a third of the instances, according to the Scouts, police were not informed of the abuse, and even when they were notified it was not uncommon for enforcement to defend the organization. (Source)

Gadhafi’s youngest son reported killed amid Libya clashes

The youngest son of Libyan ruler Moammar Gadhafi died Saturday, exactly a year after his father. Khamis Gadhafi, 28, has been previously reported dead several times, but after a three-day battle in Bani Walid, he was wounded, arrested and later died. Other sources have reported Gadhafi was killed during the battle, captured while fleeing and his body was taken to a Misrata hospital. Following his death, rampant celebrations with fireworks and car horns flooded the town of Misrata. (Source)

USADA stripped Lance Armstrong’s titles; sponsors fled; fans left to decide

After accused of doping and being marked a “serial cheat” during his seven Tour de France championships, Lance Armstrong made his first public remarks at the Austin Convention Center celebrating 15 years of his charity, Livestrong. Sponsors Nike, Anheuser-Busch and bike manufacturer Trek severed ties with Armstrong but wanted to continue to support his charity. The athlete’s credibility has taken a hard hit. Dutch bank, Rabobank, ended its 17-year sponsorship with a European team “no longer convinced that the international professional world of cycling can make this a clean and fair sport.” Aside from cycling credibility, Armstrong faces repayment of his winnings and funds that sponsored his U.S. Postal Service cycling team. Fans are faced with supporting his charitable façade or his revealed doping secrets. (Source)

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