CYBERGATE SCANDAL LINKS Updated 7/1/05
6/29/05 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette...Tom Barnes
5/12/05 Pittsburgh City Paper...Chris Potter...
5/11/05 Penn Hills Progress...Patrick Finnegan...
5/11/05 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette...Staff...
5/11/05 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette...Staff...meanwhile on the Penn Hills front....
5/7/05 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review...Reid Frazier...rightwing attack dogs set loose
5/6/05 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review...Reid Frazier...D.A. to investigate
5/4/05 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review...Reid Frazier...DfPgh to take issue to Allegheny County D.A.
5/4/05 Penn Hills Progress...Patrick Finnegan...
4/29/05 Pittsburgh Post- Gazette...Editorial...Pgh. P-G says Ricky Doesn't LIVE here!
4/23/05 Pittsburgh Post- Gazette...Jerome Sherman
4/20/05 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review...Staff...DfPgh Says Ricky doesn't LIVE here!
4/20/05 Pittsburgh Post- Gazette...Jerome Sherman
3/31/05 Philadelphia Daily News / philly.com...Frederick Cusick...Dean says Ricky doesn't LIVE here!
3/30/05 Pittsburgh Post- Gazette...Staff...No more PUBLIC Hearing!
3/3/05 Pittsburgh City Paper...Marty Levine...FIRST article on santoum tax petition
3/2/05 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette...Judy Laurinatis..."mystery polling" in Penn Hills
2/9/05 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review... Reid Frazier...public CYBERGATE hearings
2/9/05 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette...Staff..state to hold public CYBERGATE hearing
2/8/05 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review... Reid Frazier...new law to help Tricky Ricky?
1/23/05 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette...Barnes & Niederberger...many PA taxpayers may miss out on homestead tax reduction, but not TRICKY RICKY!
1/19/05 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette...Judy Laurinatis..Penn Hills wants definition
1/2/05 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette…Martha Raffaele(AP)…CYBERGATE continues
12/30/04 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review…AP…
12/25/04 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette…guest editorial…ricky’s Christmas present to PA – a lecture on what should be taught in PUBLIC schools!
12/16/04 Pittsburgh City Paper...Chris Potter...BEST article on homestead tax issue
12/13/04 Hershey Patriot-News…Peter Decoursey…ricky can’t shake issue
12/10/04 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette…Eleanor Chute…challenge to residency
12/9/04 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review…Reid Frazier...
12/8/04 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review…Frazier & Boren...
12/8/04 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette…staff…school district calls for reform
12/5/04 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review…Reid Frazier...
11/28/04 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette…Editorial…santorum’s civic duty
11/24/04 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette…Eleanor Chute…house gets occupant permit
11/24/04 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review...Mark Houser...
11/23/04 Cumberland County The Sentinel…Francis Volpe…editorial columnist
11/22/04 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette…Eleanor Chute…tolltaker takes on santorum
11/21/04 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review…Eric Heyl...
11/20/04 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review…Reid Frazier...
11/19/04 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette…Editorial…claims tax break illegally
11/19/04 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette…Eleanor Chute…no santorum left behind
11/19/04 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review…Daniel Reynolds...
11/18/04 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette…Joe Fahy…town wants REFUND
11/18/04 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette…Joe Fahy…santorum withdraws kids
11/17/04 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette…Eleanor Chute…ONLY santorum does it!!!
11/13/04 Philadelphia Daily News / philly.com…AP…need to log in
11/12/04 Tallahassee Democrat…AP(Jennifer Yates)…picked up nationally
11/11/04 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review…Frazier & Jewell...
11/10/04 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette…Sally kalson…has PA supreme ct info
11/6/04 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review…Vera Miller...
10/20/04 Penn Hills Progress…Vera Miller…the ORIGINAL SOURCE
6/21/05 pennlive.com...AP...PA House votes 175 - 24
12/8/04 kdka.com (kdka tv/radio)…AP…schoolboard wants reform
11/18/04 kdka.com (kdka tv/radio)…AP…will home school kids
11/18/04 wpxi.com (wpxi tv)…staff…will home school kids
11/17/04 kdka.com (kdka tv/radio)…AP…ricky doesn’t live here
11/13/04 FOXNEWS.COM.. AP…fox - fear and unbalanced
11/8/04 the Pittsurghchannel.com…WTAE-tv Pgh PA…santorum DEFENDS theft
N/A Allegheny County County ACT 50 info..MUST HAVE ADOBE to view…click on “act 50 form and instructions”
N/A opensecrets.org…Trombetta (Cyber CEO)…GOP contributions
11/17/04 santorum statement...ricky...hold your nose
N/A santorum internets page...ricky’s friends...whewww!!!!
N/A Allegheny County (PA) Property Assessment Web Site...official PA property info
N/A Loudoun County (VA) Property Site…enter 17650 Tobermory in address field
N/A Western PA Cyber Charter School Site…gives RESIDENCY requirements
Letters to the editor
5/8/05 - http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05128/500489.stm
3/17/05 - http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05076/472485.stm
3/8/05 - http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/search/s_310822.html
12/13/04 - http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04348/425925.stm
12/10/04 - http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04345/424574.stm
12/05/04 - http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04340/421545.stm
12/02/04 - http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04337/420306.stm
11/30/04 - http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04335/419013.stm
11/29/04 - http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04334/418575.stm
11/28/04 - http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04333/417913.stm
11/26/04 - http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/search/s_277044.html
11/25/04 - http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04330/417152.stm
11/23/04 - http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04328/415948.stm
11/22/04 - http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04327/415522.stm
11/21/04 - http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04326/414708.stm
11/19/04 - http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04324/414068.stm
For Immediate Release December 7, 2004
Contact: Christine Shott, 202-224-0610
Below is a statement from U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, in reference to tonight's Penn Hills School Board meeting:
“Tonight’s meeting of the Penn Hills School Board affirms that my wife, Karen, and I have complied with the letter and spirit of the law regarding residency requirements in the Penn Hills School District. We have been very forthcoming regarding our children’s involvement in the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School. Each year since 2001, our children’s enrollments within the Cyber School have been approved by the Penn Hills School District without question.
“In recent weeks, my family’s residency has been made an issue by individuals seeking political gain, not because of any inappropriate actions on the part of myself or my family.
“Karen and I thank those who have offered their support to us over the past several weeks, and to those who took time out of their busy schedules to show their support for our family at tonight’s school board meeting.”
(Santorum Statement courtesy of Reid Frazier, Pittsburgh Tribune Review. Statement was released to the press but NOT posted on the Junior Senator's website.)
11/16/04 - Rooney Demands Refund For Santorum's Cyber School Costs
PA Dem Chair Says Santorum “Robbing Pennsylvania Students” for Personal Gain
HARRISBURG, PA: After days of news reports detailing how Senator Rick Santorum has taken $100,000 in Pennsylvania taxpayer dollars for cyber-schooling his children, Rep. T.J. Rooney, Chair of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, today called on Santorum to refund Pennsylvania's children the taxpayer dollars he has taken from their education to put towards the education of his own children.
Santorum and his family live in Virginia.
Rooney said today, “Senator Santorum keeps going around trumpeting family values, trying to convince citizens that he is the voice for the Pennsylvania family. Now we learn that apparently Mr. Santorum believes that family values means taking from the children who need our help to pay huge bills for his own family, even though they don't live in Pennsylvania.”
According to the Associated Press, the Penn Hills School District in suburban Pittsburgh has spent $100,000 on the Internet-based education of Santorum's children since 2001-2002. Santorum purchased his two bedroom residence in the school district in 1997 for $87,800. His Leesburg, Virginia home was assessed at $757,000 this year.
“This is a classic case of the rich man's Robin Hood,” Rooney followed. “Mr. Santorum makes a generous salary and lives in a very expensive home in Virginia, but he didn't let that stop him from unfairly taking from the Pennsylvania students who need those school funds desperately.”
NOTE: We do not have a link for this story but we have reliable sources.
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