Knicks Morning News (2018.08.17)

  • [NYDN] Man fighting flesh-eating bacteria from N.J. waters undergoes amputations
    (Friday, August 17, 2018 3:00:00 PM)

    A New Jersey man started his day fishing for crabs but returned home with a body full of flesh-eating bacteria.

    Angel Perez of Millville, N.J., was crabbing in the Maurice River in Matts Landing on on July 2, when he contracted gangrene through a bacterial infection menacingly called Vibrio necrotizing…

  • [NYDN] Cardinal Dolan appalled by Pa. pedophile report, confident church now dealing with predator priests
    (Friday, August 17, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    Timothy Cardinal Dolan puts the blame directly on the Catholic Church for whitewashing the cases of pedophile priests in the past.

    Yet the spiritual leader of New York’s 2.8 million Catholics, while sickened by the damning findings of a Pennsylvania grand jury probe, remains convinced the church…

  • [NYDN] Confronting the scourge of abuse: New York’s archbishop on the Pennsylvania grand jury report and the future
    (Friday, August 17, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    The damning report of the Pennsylvania grand jury on the diabolical sexual abuse of minors committed by priests and deacons, and the irresponsible way that those in positions of authority, including bishops and cardinals, responded, has once again brought forward the suffering of those who experienced…

  • [NYDN] The Trump administration vs. N.Y.’s marine life: Offshore drilling will put whales and other creatures in deep jeopardy
    (Friday, August 17, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Running whale-watching trips, I’ve had a front-row seat to the remarkable increase of marine life in the waters around New York City.

    The rebound of prey species has brought the giant sea mammals, along with seals and dolphins, to our area in increasing numbers over the last few years.

    As our ocean…

  • [NYDN] Prisoners of an idea: Big questions linger about planned Rikers replacements
    (Friday, August 17, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    Shoved by City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Gov. Cuomo and a chorus of haloed criminal justice reform advocates, Mayor de Blasio is getting real about life after Rikers — releasing plans for four jails in four boroughs to replace the dismal island complex.

    Shiny renderings released Wednesday…

  • [NYDN] Tuition, heal thyself: NYU medical school’s bold move
    (Friday, August 17, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    The annual tuition at NYU’s School of Medicine is $55,000.

    Not every one of its 650-plus doctors-to-be pay that full bill, but enough of them pay enough of it to rack up punishing debts — $171,000 on average — that hang around their necks like lead stethoscopes.

    No more. Thursday, the school announced…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on Andrew Cuomo, housing and the Catholic Church
    (Friday, August 17, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Gov. Cuomo slurs America’s greatness

    Massapequa, L.I.: Gov. Cuomo on Wednesday gave a speech in which he declared that the United States was “never that great.” I wonder what his father Mario — a first-generation American, whose parents immigrated legally from Italy and who went on to earn a college…

  • [NYDN] SEE IT: Woman bites cabbie in Queens after she accused him of not giving her correct change
    (Thursday, August 16, 2018 11:05:00 PM)

    A biting-mad cab customer chomped her taxi driver’s arm after she thought he didn’t give her correct change, police said Thursday.

    Police released video of the bizarre Queens incident, taken by a concerned motorist, in the hopes someone will identify the toothy attacker.

    The 53-year-old cabbie…

  • [NYDN] ‘Are you Arabic?’ man asks bodega clerk before punching him in the face
    (Thursday, August 16, 2018 10:15:00 PM)

    A racist man punched an El Barrio bodega clerk in the face after asking him his ethnicity, then ran away, police said.

    “Are you Arabic?” the suspect asked the worker at the Green Olive Deli on Aug. 9 just before 10 a.m., according to cops.

    A surveillance video provided by police doesn’t show the…

  • [NYDN] One stabbed, one slashed after melee in Brooklyn playground
    (Thursday, August 16, 2018 10:05:00 PM)

    One man was stabbed in the neck and critically injured, and another was slashed in the face, during a melee in a Brooklyn playground Thursday night, police said.

    Cops said the victims were knifed in the Nostrand Playground, on Foster and New York Aves. in East Flatbush, at about 7:30 p.m.

    One of…

  • [NYDN] Trump administration insists there’s an economic boom coming, contrary to what most analysts say
    (Thursday, August 16, 2018 9:55:00 PM)

    WASHINGTON — Is the latest pickup in U.S. economic growth destined to slow in the years ahead as most analysts say?

    Or, as the Trump administration insists, is the economy on the cusp of an explosive boom that will reward Americans and defy those expectations?

    On Thursday, President Donald Trump’s…

  • [NYDN] Nearly two dozen sickened by gas leak at The Iridium jazz club in Midtown
    (Thursday, August 16, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    A carbon dioxide leak at a Midtown jazz club sickened 23 people late Thursday night, officials said.

    The gas started blasting out of a leaky soda fountain tank at The Iridium, a basement jazz club on Broadway at W. 51st St., just before 10:15 p.m., police sources said.

    At least 19 of those sickened…

  • [NYDN] Daily News’ Universal Orlando Resort winners learn about tropical plants before hitting the roller coasters
    (Thursday, August 16, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Don’t miss the magical surroundings while your eyes are on the main attraction.

    That was the lesson Thursday for a group of Bronx sixth-graders touring Universal’s Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Fla.

    The St. Helena’s School students learned all about the work that goes into creating and maintaining…

  • [NYDN] Daily Horoscope — August 17, 2018
    (Thursday, August 16, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for August 17, 2018

    Our feelings lift us to the highest mountain tops or drag us to the bottom of the ocean today when the Scorpio Moon aligns with excessive Jupiter. We may feel defenseless and unable to make changes, even if we know what to do. Luna’s flowing…

  • [NYDN] Google explains ‘Location History’ setting that can track users even if they disable it
    (Thursday, August 16, 2018 8:40:00 PM)

    SAN FRANCISCO — Google has revised an erroneous description on its website of how its “Location History” setting works, clarifying that it continues to track users even if they’ve disabled the setting.

    The change came three days after an Associated Press investigation revealed that several Google…

  • [NYDN] Todd Bowles’ defense springs several leaks as Jets lose in second preseason game
    (Thursday, August 16, 2018 7:45:00 PM)

    LANDOVER, Md – The Jets defense is supposed to be the anchor of Todd Bowles’ team this season. But with anchors like that, who needs an Achilles heel?

    Bowles’ starting defense looked shaky in their second preseason game against Washington Thursday night. Alex Smith & Co. opened the game with an…

  • [NYDN] City Parks worker accused of hitting co-worker with a chair in a Queens playground
    (Thursday, August 16, 2018 7:15:00 PM)

    A city Parks Department worker clobbered a co-worker with a beach chair during an argument in Thursday morning, police said.

    Emerald Gentles, 28, got out of her chair at St. Michael’s Playground in Woodside, then swung it at her colleague, a 55-year-old woman, sources said.

    She hit the woman in…

  • [NYDN] Mehta: Super Sam Darnold morphs into a rookie in first-ever start as a Jet, but not to worry
    (Thursday, August 16, 2018 7:10:00 PM)

    LANDOVER, Md. – LOOK! It’s a bird! It’s a plane!

    It’s a rookie quarterback.

    If you were expecting Sam Darnold to be faster than a speeding bullet and leap tall buildings in a single bound, you got smacked with an uppercut of reality Thursday night when the Jets first-year signal caller looked human…

  • [NYDN] Number of children separated under Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy climbs, despite federal judge’s order
    (Thursday, August 16, 2018 7:00:00 PM)

    More than 500 children separated from their parents under President Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ immigration plan are still not back together with their parents, according to court records made public Thursday.

    In fact, the new tally has gone up since last week when federal Immigration and Customs…

  • [NYDN] Rapper Juelz Santana could face significant jail time after pleading guilty to gun charge
    (Thursday, August 16, 2018 6:40:00 PM)

    NEWARK, N.J. — Rapper Juelz Santana admitted in court Thursday that he tried to get a gun onto a plane at a New York-area airport earlier this year.

    Santana, whose real name is LaRon James, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and carrying a weapon on an aircraft. The…

  • [NYDN] Whale capsizes fishing boat, tossing two men into New Jersey waters
    (Thursday, August 16, 2018 6:35:00 PM)

    Thar she throws!

    Two men fishing Thursday off the coast of Long Branch, N.J., were flung from their boat when a rogue whale capsized it.

    Luckily for the two anglers, a nearby boater — retired Trenton firefighter Gary Szabo — heard their mayday call and sprung into action, reported


  • [NYDN] Breaking: Eagles QB Nick Foles leaves preseason game with right shoulder strain
    (Thursday, August 16, 2018 6:35:00 PM)

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Eagles quarterback Nick Foles left Thursday’s exhibition game against the Patriots with a shoulder strain.

    Foles did not return.

    The Super Bowl MVP appeared to be in pain when he was hit by Patriots defensive lineman Adrian Clayborn in the right arm as he reared back to throw…

  • [NYDN] Woman smiles widely in mugshot after allegedly cutting boyfriend with a sword
    (Thursday, August 16, 2018 6:15:00 PM)

    This is no reason to smile.

    A woman in Lincoln, Neb., unleashed a toothy smile in her mugshot after allegedly wounding her boyfriend’s thumb with a sword.

    Ivy Moore was arrested early Wednesday after she called police at approximately 3 a.m. and told them her boyfriend wouldn’t leave her apartment,…

  • [NYDN] Here are 5 ways $92 million could be put to better use than on Trump’s military parade
    (Thursday, August 16, 2018 6:00:00 PM)

    With President Trump’s military parade budget careening out of control at more than seven times the original cost, and who knows what such a march may cost next year, here are five ways $92 million could be put to better use.

    ? You could buy 1,415,602 American Red Cross 72-Hour Supply Buckets….

  • [NYDN] Ohio couple rescues baby from hot car after parents overdosed
    (Thursday, August 16, 2018 5:50:00 PM)

    An unattended baby girl drenched in sweat in the backseat of a car on an 88-degree day was saved in the nick of time by a couple driving by.

    Both of the unidentified tot’s parents were lying on the side of the street in Canton, Ohio, on Aug. 10, apparent victims of drug overdoses, when Eric Asher…

  • [NYPost] Kemba Walker doesn’t know how a future with Knicks might look
    (Thursday, August 16, 2018 1:56:26 PM)

    Kemba Walker got a new French point-guard teammate in Charlotte this summer in Tony Parker. Imagine the buzz next summer if Walker inherits another French point-guard teammate in Frank Ntilikina in New York. Walker, the fiery point guard out of The Bronx and UConn, lights up with a hard smile when he talks about how…