New Rutgers AD quit coaching job 16 years ago after players accused her of verbal abuse: report
Julie Hermann was hired May 15 to clean up Rutgers' athletic program.
NEWARK, NJ — The woman hired to clean up Rutgers' scandal-scarred athletic program quit as Tennessee's women's volleyball coach 16 years ago after her players submitted a letter complaining she ruled through humiliation, fear and...(Sun, 26 May 2013 01:51:32 -0500)
B'klyn man accused of killing businessman who dated his ex
A businessman whose body was found in an upstate ditch after a date with a Brooklyn woman he’d met online was killed by her ex-boyfriend, authorities charged yesterday.
Mikhail Chernyaev, of Brighton Beach, was arrested and charged with second degree murder in the 2012 death of Charles Butler, 46...(Sun, 26 May 2013 01:46:10 -0500)
‘Bad bust’ cop defense
He allegedly browbeat witnesses and railroaded suspects, but the retired Brooklyn homicide detective with 50 cases now under review insists he did nothing wrong — and that a killer has been freed.
“I’m standing up for myself because it’s the truthful thing to do,” said Louis Scarcella, 61, a...(Sun, 26 May 2013 02:30:24 -0500)
A burning question of murder
In the early morning hours of Dec. 13, 2008, the body of Catherine Novak, a recently separated 41-year-old mother of two, was found in what little remained of her burned-down house in upstate New York. She was in the basement, buried under 2 1/2 feet of debris, burned beyond...(Sun, 26 May 2013 02:43:19 -0500)
Little brother is watching you
Smile, you’re on candid camera — everywhere.
When you’re not being videotaped by security cameras and spied on by license-plate readers, you’re being watched by fellow New Yorkers and their camera phones.
In 2008, the 311 complaint hot line introduced a program that allows people to submit photos...(Sun, 26 May 2013 02:43:19 -0500)
Boston back on track
About 3,000 runners whose run in the Boston Marathon was cut short by the deadly bombings on April 15 ceremoniously finished the race yesterday.
They wept, hugged and cheered at the finish line of the famed route, where blasts set off by terrorists killed three people and injured or...(Sun, 26 May 2013 02:01:36 -0500)
Portrait of hero
Here’s the first picture of doomed British soldier Lee Rigby when he was serving valiantly in Afghanistan’s treacherous Helmand Province.
Lugging a heavy pack and weapons in temperatures of more than 100 degrees, Rigby patrols the Taliban stronghold.
He was on duty with the British army’s Fire...(Sun, 26 May 2013 02:43:19 -0500)
Amanda charging cop grope
Wigged-out starlet Amanda Bynes told authorities she was sexually assaulted by the cops that arrested her, The Post has learned.
Bynes — who was busted last week on drug charges after allegedly tossing a bong from her high-rise window — claimed that two officers who hauled her in ran their fingers up...(Sun, 26 May 2013 01:48:20 -0500)
Cab ride from hell and I go to jail?!
A Queens woman claims she got taken for a ride — right to a jail cell.
Enid Dunlap was heading home after a late-night trip to a laundromat last year when she was tossed in the slammer for nearly a day without being charged after her cabdriver fled from police with...(Sun, 26 May 2013 01:31:54 -0500)
Words to live by
Lt. Col. Mark Weber prepared his family for the worst countless times during his 23-year Army career — but now faces a battle he knows he can’t win.
In December 2010, doctors diagnosed Weber, who had survived 19 years in Saudi Arabia and Iraq, with Stage 4 intestinal cancer.
Told...(Sun, 26 May 2013 01:19:22 -0500)
Bronx baby sleep tragedy
A Bronx baby died yesterday after he was found unconscious after sleeping in bed with his parents, police sources said. The mother and father of 4-week-old Maximus Mussenden found him unresponsive when they woke up at their Woodlawn apartment on Dekalb Avenue, the sources said. There were no obvious signs...(Sun, 26 May 2013 01:11:11 -0500)
Pair injured in hosp fire
Two people were hurt when a mattress fire broke out at Staten Island University Hospital early Sunday morning.The fire started on the fourth floor of the hospital at around 12:50 a.m. and FDNY officials could not confirm whether those injured were patients of the hospital or staff...(Sun, 26 May 2013 01:03:50 -0500)
Skate‘gored’ guy suing
Officials need to put the brakes on skateboarders who “terrorize” Columbus Circle passers-by, according to a new lawsuit against the city.Nicholas Cooney, 78, said he was walking by the statue of Christopher Columbus last year when the tricks and displays of the skateboarders and cyclists drew his attention.“I...(Sun, 26 May 2013 00:50:09 -0500)
Giffords spurs Bard grads
Former US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords urged a group of newly minted college graduates yesterday to change the world — starting today.
The former Arizona congresswoman and her husband, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, addressed graduates at Bard College upstate.
Giffords was among 13 people wounded in a January 2011 shooting outside a...(Sun, 26 May 2013 00:49:57 -0500)
Mayer’s social push
Fresh off her $1.1 billion offer for Tumblr, Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer had a social faux pas.
The search giant unveiled its brand-new updated Flickr photo-sharing site on Monday, hours after the Tumblr offer was announced.
“Tonight’s about Flickr,” Mayer announced at the fête, adding, “It is about...(Sun, 26 May 2013 00:33:44 -0500)
Oh, you ‘pour’ fools!
It’s just a shot in the dark.
More than two dozen New Jersey bars caught pouring cheap hooch into top-shelf bottles got away with cheating customers likely because 44 percent of tipplers can’t even taste the difference, a Post survey has found.
We enlisted eager volunteers to sample...(Sun, 26 May 2013 00:11:51 -0500)
The Skies Belong to Us
Love and Terror in the Golden Age
by Brendan Koerner (Crown), out June 18
Two terrorists in love decide to hijack a plane heading from San Diego to Seattle and redirect it to Algiers. Roger Holder, a black Vietnam veteran, and...(Sun, 26 May 2013 00:11:25 -0500)
‘Abu$ive’ banks held to account
Big banks are the biggest abusers of New York financial customers — and they’re being forced to reimburse thousands of people.That’s according to a Post analysis of complaints filed with a new federal-fraud squad, which puts Bank of America at the top of the offender list.The bank...(Sun, 26 May 2013 00:07:53 -0500)
Use data plan more, but pay carrier less
Are you constantly going over the limit of your cellphone’s data plan and then having to pay for the overages? You might want to check out Onavo Extend, a mobile app that compresses your data, allowing you to do five times more with your phone on your current plan...(Sun, 26 May 2013 00:07:53 -0500)
Tim Cook gets the job done
It’s been 19 months since the death of Steve Jobs, the Apple founder, and Jobs’ choice of Tim Cook to replace him as CEO has had many people questioning his judgment — that is, until last week.
Although Jobs groomed Cook for years, Cook’s public persona often fell flat...(Sun, 26 May 2013 00:07:53 -0500)
Everybody’s streaming, so where’s the money?
The fat lady has yet to sing, and the competition to capitalize on the digital music-streaming industry is far from over, especially with the likes of Google and Apple joining the ranks in the wake of pioneers like Spotify’s Daniel Ek.
The number of users and amount of revenue...(Sun, 26 May 2013 00:07:53 -0500)
Mr. Chairman, who will take Fed’s place?
If not Fed chief Ben Bernanke, then who will provide the more than $1 trillion liquidity the global financial markets need to continue making record highs?The Fed giveth, but given last week’s testimony and minutes from the central bank and its leader, it could taketh it away.And...(Sun, 26 May 2013 00:07:53 -0500)
No ease on down
It’s a global chess match, as revealed by last week’s market gyrations. When will Fed head Ben Bernanke taper? But for small investors, the only concern is not getting rooked by central bankers.
The Fed chief told a congressional panel that he did not foresee an immediate reduction...(Sun, 26 May 2013 00:07:53 -0500)
Eire depends on sparin’ the green
Washington has unleashed a new unemployment crisis in Ireland.
The crisis threatens the future of the 150,000 jobs at Apple and other foreign multinationals in this struggling, bailed-out European economy. And it erupted last week after US senators accused Apple of using Ireland to avoid a gigantic tax bill...(Sat, 25 May 2013 23:49:18 -0500)
He’s a flippin’ champion
The man plays a mean pinball.
Native New Yorker Steve Zahler is a pinball wizard — beating players with years of experience to become the metropolitan area’s first-place flipper.
Now he’s facing the ultimate test as he prepares for the game’s world championships in Germany beginning Friday, where...(Sat, 25 May 2013 23:35:19 -0500)
These bits aren’t itsy
It’s a huge hit!
Plus-size bikinis are being gobbled up even before the swimsuit season begins — as plumper women prove they don’t need teeny-weeny two-pieces to make a splash.
The busty beachwear, popularly known as the “fatkini,” is so hot it sold out last week after just 48...(Sat, 25 May 2013 23:31:40 -0500)
The tales that time forgot
History is written by the victors — as Winston Churchill once said — but the victors tend to leave the best stuff out.
Thankfully, we have author and activist Andrew Carroll, whose life mission is to keep the past alive. Carroll, the author of two previous bestselling books on war letters, is...(Sat, 25 May 2013 23:30:33 -0500)
Artful bike-share protest in Soho
Protests against Citi Bike moved into high gear yesterday.
Soho residents rallied at Petrosino Square, demanding the removal of a 43-cycle station that replaced a public art space in the tiny park in the square.
Dozens of people held signs and chanted, “Art, not bikes!” and “Art, not ads!” The...(Sat, 25 May 2013 23:29:37 -0500)
Red light, green light
The federal government recommends that yellow lights at intersections last for at least three seconds before turning red. So why are so many yellows being timed at 2.5 seconds? And why are those fleeting yellows often located at intersections where red-light cameras are installed?
The mandarins tell us that...(Sat, 25 May 2013 23:23:59 -0500)
Weird but true
A Florida woman got so incensed at her male roommate that she whacked him on the head with a garden gnome, cops say.
The 47-year-old waitress from Gulfport allegedly got into it with the guy after returning home from a hard day’s work. She’s facing a...(Sat, 25 May 2013 23:20:35 -0500)
Who’s screwed by Weiner’s entry
It’s hard to find anyone in politics who thinks Anthony Weiner can actually become mayor.But just about everyone views him as a factor in the multi-candidate race who, if there are no more sexting surprises, could have a profound impact on who gets to City Hall next year...(Sat, 25 May 2013 23:17:42 -0500)
Fallen tree traps Harlem gal 4 hrs.
A woman spent four hours pinned under her neighbor’s apple tree in Harlem yesterday after it snapped in high winds and fell into her yard, authorities said. The woman, whose name was not released, was rescued after residents noticed her missing and her son rushed to her West 132nd...(Sat, 25 May 2013 23:16:51 -0500)
Brave NYPD cops’ East River rescue
The NYPD rescued an unhinged man from the East River yesterday.Detective Robert Mirfield drove to the scene near 81st Street at 9:50 a.m. after hearing that a man had been spotted in the water, while his partner, Officer Paul Braver, changed into a dry suit.Braver jumped...(Sat, 25 May 2013 23:15:05 -0500)
NYPD Daily Blotter
Queens***Police collared a teenager for possessing an illegal handgun in Jamaica, authorities said. Plainclothes cops spotted Nicholas Morris, 17, adjusting an object in his waistband at about 1:40 p.m. Friday near Sayres Avenue and 167th Street during a surveillance operation, police said.They identified themselves, and asked...(Sat, 25 May 2013 23:14:43 -0500)
Dems’ ‘tainted’ money
The state Senate’s Democratic fund-raising machine has sucked in more than $400,000 in contributions from senators who have been indicted or are being investigated — and it hasn’t returned a dime.
The biggest contributor, John Sampson — who was indicted two weeks ago on obstruction of justice and embezzlement...(Sat, 25 May 2013 23:08:55 -0500)
‘You will never be safe’
Even more shocking than the barbarity of the terrorist attacks in London and Boston is the denial by authorities on both sides of the Atlantic about their common religious motive.
British Muslims offered the same explanation as American Muslims for slaughtering their fellow citizens — Islamic holy war — yet the political...(Sat, 25 May 2013 23:03:21 -0500)
O’s split personality
If this is what he meant by “going Bulworth,” heaven help America.
Beset by growing world disorder, a sluggish economy and big scandals at home, President Obama tried to reset his presidency last week with a long speech on national security and terrorism.
At least that’s what he said...(Sat, 25 May 2013 23:02:08 -0500)
Kidnap vics’ puppy love
The three adult victims of the horrific Cleveland kidnappings will have a chance to keep any of the three dogs rescued from the house where they were imprisoned for nearly a decade.
John Baird, the chief animal-control officer in Cleveland, said the Chihuahua and two terrier-poodle mixes found at the...(Sat, 25 May 2013 22:57:15 -0500)
‘Hi, boys! got me again!’
You know summer has arrived — Long Island’s hot-dog hooker is under arrest again.
Catherine Scalia flirted with reporters and then launched into a dramatic rant in court yesterday — claiming cops unfairly targeted her in a prostitution bust.
“Hi boys! They got me again!” the handcuffed bun-slinger told a throng...(Sat, 25 May 2013 22:54:18 -0500)
Newark church-scandal big out
The second-highest official in the Archdiocese of Newark is stepping down in the wake of a sex scandal.
Church officials said Monsignor John Doran resigned Friday as vicar general and will no longer hold a leadership position with the archdiocese.
A former priest who worked under him had been accused...(Sat, 25 May 2013 22:51:38 -0500)
Only one rent-hike hearing due
The rent hearing is too damn far!The city is getting ready to jack up the cost of living in rent-regulated apartments throughout the five boroughs, but plans to hold only one public hearing — in Manhattan.Of the city’s 1,025,214 rent-regulated apartments, 741,125 are in Brooklyn...(Sat, 25 May 2013 22:50:19 -0500)
If, as appears likely, Judge Shira Scheindlin should rule against the city on stop-and-frisk, there is a very simple solution: Appeal the ruling (“When Judges Dish,” Editorial, May 22).
As the editorial points out, the Court of Appeals reversed Judge Nicholas Garaufis for overstepping his bounds, and I am sure...(Sat, 25 May 2013 22:50:14 -0500)
Skirt-vid bust in the subway
A creep from Queens was caught filming up skirts at the Union Square subway station, authorities said.A cop caught Jefferson Sanchez, 22, placing a plastic sack containing an iPod Touch, usable for shooting videos, behind a woman walking up from the L-train platform at about 11:30 a.m...(Sat, 25 May 2013 22:43:44 -0500)
If a hunter kills a bald eagle, he can get a year in prison and a $100,000 fine. Likewise, oil companies are liable for tens of millions for any spill that harms our wildlife. But what happens when a green-energy wind turbine slashes a bird to bits?
Absolutely nothing...(Sat, 25 May 2013 22:39:12 -0500)
How does Holder survive?
If you want to see the true face of the Obama administration, you need look no further than the president’s embattled attorney general, Eric Holder.
By turns whiny, shifty, obfuscatory, petulant, insulting and arrogant, Holder has become a fixture before congressional investigating committees, fending off one Obama scandal after...(Sat, 25 May 2013 22:39:12 -0500)
Adam’s low ‘blow’
He not only lobbies for Breathalyzers — he could be a client!
Adam Clayton Powell IV — the former assemblyman who was convicted of impaired driving three years ago — is now targeting the mayor and the NYPD for a New Jersey company that makes disposable breath-alcohol tests.
Powell is getting at least...(Sat, 25 May 2013 22:36:56 -0500)
West Pointed warning
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told cadets at the US Military Academy at West Point yesterday that they must “stamp out” the “scourge” of sexual assault in the military.
A day after President Obama delivered a similar edict to US Naval Academy graduates in Annapolis, Md., Hagel’s message comes amid...(Sat, 25 May 2013 22:24:30 -0500)
Wells’ sickly service
Dear John: If you remember, my last correspondence with you was in April, regarding applying for a mortgage modification for my mother from Wells Fargo bank.I am writing to tell you that my original thoughts to you about modifications being a scam are correct.I had to call Wells...(Sat, 25 May 2013 22:12:40 -0500)
Can’t reverse course
This economic rising tide is sinking the American Dream for some older homeowners.The latest US home-price improvements should be welcome news, but it’s not so sweet for a record number of seniors who borrowed money against their homes and now can’t pay the money back, elder-care advocates...(Sat, 25 May 2013 22:10:49 -0500)
The week's winners and losers
He’s 26. And he just sold Tumblr to Yahoo! for $1.1B. That’s with a B.
JPMorgan Chase boss keeps both chairman and CEO jobs.
Saks CEO sees shares spike 30 percent after Post reports retailer has hired Goldman Sachs to...(Sat, 25 May 2013 22:10:23 -0500)
A suicide bomber blew herself up in the southern Russian region of Dagestan yesterday, injuring at least 18, including two children and five police officers, authorities said. The bomber detonated an explosives-laden belt in the central square in the provincial capital, Makhachkala, Dagestan’s police spokesman Vyacheslav Gasanov said.
The...(Sat, 25 May 2013 22:07:17 -0500)
A $ullied memorial
The 9/11 Memorial is free, it seems, in name only.Those waiting in line to visit the reflecting pools are told: “Please have your donations out and ready.” While a sign says a $5 to $10 donation per person is “suggested,” those who don’t hand over cash are...(Sat, 25 May 2013 22:06:30 -0500)
Scandals help econ
Washington is awash in scandals. All of this distraction is surely bad for the US stock market and economy, right?
To the contrary. “Do-nothing Congress” may originally have been a pejorative term directed at the 80th Congress by President Harry Truman. (The last Congress, the 112th, put Truman’s to...(Sat, 25 May 2013 22:03:52 -0500)
Why college costs so much
It’s graduation season across America, a time when our politicos come out to bore us with their commencement orations. If only that’s all they did. Unfortunately, they’re also doing their darnedest to ensure that the cost of a college degree is rising much faster than the ability...(Sat, 25 May 2013 22:01:29 -0500)