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  • His figure patrolling the sideline - thick-rimmed glasses and windbreaker, tie and khaki pants - was as unmistakable at Penn State as its classic blue and white uniforms and the name Happy Valley, a place where no one came close to Paterno's stature.

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  • The question for many now is how priorities at Penn State got so skewed - it was, after all, a school that prided itself on running a clean program - and whether there are lessons for college athletics generally in the disaster that struck the place they call Happy Valley.

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  • In California, there is one in Los Angeles; until 2005, there was one near the Gold Base, at a place called Happy Valley.

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  • The saga of the Mawingu has all the ingredients of an epic novel: Rhoda Lewinsohn and Gabriel Prudhomme were part of the small but infamous social set whose playground would come to be known as Happy Valley, and whose scandalous behavior would elicit the saying Are you married?

    One From The Hart

  • Now that, and anger over who owns the large Kenyan highlands, once known as Happy Valley, has reached boiling point.

    CNN Transcript Sep 30, 2006

  • In this case, the dark side was known as the Happy Valley, a name that symbolised a place, the White Highlands; a time, the period between the two world wars; and a community, the European settlers under the Union Jack.

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  • It took him three more nights to pass through a foul place called Happy Valley, a long broad swath of cropland and pastureland at the foot of the mountains.

    Cold Mountain

  • It took him three more nights to pass through a foul place called Happy Valley, a long broad swath of cropland and pastureland at the foot of the mountains.

    Cold Mountain

  • During the 1840s Gold Rush, San Francisco's South Beach was called Happy Valley, and to this day the name applies.

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  • Rasselas and his royal brothers and sisters live in a secluded portion of the earth known as the Happy Valley, where, completely isolated from the world, they await their succession to the crown of the imaginary land of Abyssinia, surrounded by every luxury which can make life agreeable, and shut off from all knowledge of those evils which can make it painful.

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