Right now in Happy Valley, it sort of seems like things are going our way. The truth is, we had sort of gotten used to it. We had one of the best football teams in the nation consistently, a world-class university, beautiful weather every season, the coolest things to do, incredible restaurants, fun bars, wonderful hotels to have our friends and family stay at when they came to town; we even were known for being the best of low crime, places to retire and a litany of other things.
And we're still known for those things. But the truth is, the terrible situation caused upheaval in our lives. We had to step back and reconsider everything. Tragedies often do that, and this one shook us to our very core. We were left reeling in the wake of scandal. You know just as well as we do how tough things got. We don't need to go into it.
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