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Statue of limitations

As Penn State has learned, statues last forever, but reputations don't

Updated: July 25, 2012, 2:15 PM ET
By Chris Jones | ESPN The Magazine

WHEN SCULPTOR Angelo Di Maria was commissioned to make a bronze statue of Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in 2001, he thought about it in terms of forever. Time has a way of winning just about every fight, but not against bronze. Even when bronze looks as though it's corroding, even when that patina begins to take hold on its surface, it's only getting stronger. The 65-year-old artist -- born in Sicily, now a resident of Reading, Pa.-- was going to help keep the memory of ...

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