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NEW YORK (AP) — Patrick Ewing returned to Madison Square Garden and got the better of Chris Mullin and St. John’s one more time in a throwback to their Big East days of the 1980s. Jessie Govan hit a 3-pointer from the top of the arc to put the Hoyas ahead in the final minute and they held on to beat the Red Storm 69-66 on Tuesday night at MSG. Ewing and Mullin squared off as coaches of their alma maters for the first time, sparking memories of their glory days when Georgetown went 3-1 vs. the Red Storm in 1984-85 and the teams were ranked in the top three for all four meetings. Ewing, a former Knicks great, was back at the Garden for the first time as the Hoyas coach. Ewing was cheered from the moment he walked out of the tunnel and gave a fist-bump and hug to an arena security guard. He walked toward the St. John’s bench and pulled in Mullin for a hearty embrace. They posed for pictures and pointed and shouted toward some familiar faces in the stands. Ewing heard all cheers from the thousands at MSG, maybe even from the Knicks diehards who plunked down $160 bucks for a No. 33 jersey at the team store on the concourse. Ewing’s retired No. 33 hangs in the rafters 13 spots away from New York’s 1998-99 Eastern Conference champions banner. Ewing’s image is plastered inside and out at the Garden where he forged a Hall of Fame career. The most popular photo in the joint saw his arms outstretched and his back toward the camera from the May 22, 1994 Game 7 win over the Chicago Bulls in the conference semis. His game-worn jersey and sneakers are encased in glass on the concourse and top tickets on Stubhub ran about $180 a pop just before tip. Mullin, the flat-topped Golden State Warriors great, kept his share of fans even as the Red Storm continue to slog through another depressing season. One fan held a sign that read, “Coach M, WOODEN it be nice to TOP Patrick, again. GO STORM!!” Mullin was the 1985 John Wooden Award winner given to the most outstanding player in college basketball. Ewing mostly kept his hands in his pockets as he paced the sideline; Mullin gestured, waved hand signals and pulled a piece of paper out his pocket for an occasional glance at the playbook. But Ewing was quick to bellow, “Rebound! Go!” the kind of commands that had to even please former St. John’s coach Lou Carnesecca in the stands. Ewing wore a dark winter cap and Mullin had his head covered by a hoodie as they shook hands in a photo that had more than 1,600 likes by tipoff on Georgetown’s Twitter account. Mullin told WFAN radio on Tuesday he expected a weird vibe, but “after the weirdness subsides, it gets down to the players and competitions, and both teams are trying to get on track. That’s what the focus will be.” Ewing and Mullin would have been one-and-done players in this era but instead their identities are forever linked with their college heyday. Mullin led the Red Storm to the 1985 Final Four, a No. 1 ranking and finished his career as the program’s career leading scorer. Ewing personified the “Hoya Paranoia” under coach John Thompson and took the program to the 1984 national championship. Ewing and the Hoyas beat Mullin and St. John’s in one of the 1985 Final games — where Georgetown would then get upset by Villanova in the title game. This one was far from a Big East classic and served as a stark reminder of how just far these programs are from the days when Mullin and Ewing, teammates on two Olympic teams, dominated the game instead of watching one in suits. The Big East teams shot a combined 4 for 23 in the first half from 3-point range and crowd enthusiasm waned after both coaches were introduced. BIG PICTURE Georgetown: Govan had 18 points and 13 rebounds for the Hoyas (12-4, 2-3 Big East). Marcus Derrickson scored 17 points. St. John’s: Shamorie Ponds scored 17 points for St. John’s (10-7, 0-5) and Justin Simon had 16. UP NEXT Georgetown: The Hoyas play Saturday at No. 13 Seton Hall and then Jan. 17 at home against No. 1 Villanova. St. John’s: The Red Storm are back at MSG Saturday to play No. 1 Villanova and Jan. 17 at No. 10 Xavier. (© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
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A Charlotte rap group is facing a slew of serious charges after reportedly running a $1.2 million bank and identity theft fraud scheme. … The 46-count indictment revealed that the group “raised their profile” by uploading music videos and images to YouTube and Facebook of them flaunting guns, money, …
WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday commuted the sentence of a kosher meat processing company operator from Brooklyn, who had been convicted of bank fraud in Iowa. Trump commuted the sentence for Sholom Rubashkin, 57, after being encouraged to do so by bipartisan leaders across the political spectrum, according to a White House news release. Rubashkin is a father of 10 children. The New York Daily News reported he is from Brooklyn, and the White House said he ran the Iowa headquarters of a family business that was the country’s largest kosher meat processing company. Rubashkin was convicted of bank fraud in 2009 and was sentenced to 27 years in prison, according to the White House. The Daily News reported Rubashkin was first arrested in 2008, after the Department of Justice and Immigration and Customs enforcement raided the Iowa plant and arrested almost 400 undocumented immigrants. An Iowa jury cleared Rubashkin of charges that he used underage immigrants at his plant, ruling that he could not held responsible if teens got jobs with fake IDs, the Daily News reported. But a federal jury in Iowa found Rubashkin guilty of inflating accounts and money laundering to the tune of $26 million, the newspaper reported. Many called Rubashkin’s sentence excessive compared with sentences imposed for similar crimes, the White House said. The White House noted that Rubashkin’s sentence is only being commuted and he has not been pardoned. His conviction remains in place and he will be under a term of supervised release and a major restitution obligation despite being released from prison. Trump’s review of Rubashkin’s case and commutation were based on support from more than 100 DOJ officials, prosecutors, judges, and legal scholars who said his sentence was excessive, the White House said. More than 30 members of Congress also wrote letters on Rubashkin’s behalf, according to the White House. Large crowds were seen celebrating on the street in Borough Park, Brooklyn upon hearing the news that Rubashkin was to be released.
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – As younger and younger children are clamoring for access to social media, there’s a new app for that. Introducing: Facebook’s “Messenger Kids.” When it comes to social media, apps that let people take and share pictures, videos and messages with their friends are all the rage, CBS2’s Elise Finch reported. Better still if you can decorate with fun filters and drawings. Facebook’s new app does just that, and it’s geared toward children ages 6 to 12. “It seems fun and cool,” one boy said. “Yeah, drawing probably. I love my drawings,” another added. To set up Messenger Kids, a parent has to use his or her own Facebook account. The parent selects the child’s friends and approves any new friend requests. There are no advertisements or purchases kids can make while using the app. Still, parents Finch spoke with had mixed reactions. “I think it’s safer in the sense that you can choose the friends and you can monitor everything that’s going on. On the other hand, you can’t do that for Snapchat,” said Tricia Champagnie, of Mount Vernon. “For Facebook, it’s a great idea – how to target younger generations of kids,” said Elvira Kolmakova, of the Upper West Side. “They’ll find a way to exploit the kids, I’m sure they will,” Nicholas Castiglione said. “I’d like to keep their innocence as long as possible.” Dr. Jodi Gold is a child and adolescent psychiatrist, as well as an author and mother of three. “I think Facebook is trying to rebrand themselves and market themselves to a younger generation that hasn’t already abandoned Facebook,” she said. “However, I am in favor of anything that allows parents to be on social media with their kids and monitor them closely.” She went on to say that even though social media is a part of the fabric of children’s lives today, adults should not rush them into using it. No matter what website or app kids use, people should parent online the way they do offline – with a watchful eye. Most of the major social media sites, including Facebook, require users to be at least 13 years old to sign up for an account.
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New Facebook App Grants Social Media Access To Younger Generation
Run the Jewels cite Queens rap influences, talk politics at The Meadows … Queens has been such a fertile, seminal ground for hip hop music .
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Run the Jewels cite Queens rap influences, talk politics at The Meadows