New York Giants Have Dug Themselves A Pretty Big Hole

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850 snakes part of New York man’s home business, authorities say

Clark was briefly married in her 20s. Her assistant has said she didn’t leave her apartment for decades before she was taken, emaciated and beset by advanced skin cancer, to Beth Israel Medical Center in 1991. Doctors said she was medically ready to leave months later. But she chose to stay for two decades, at a cost of about $400,000 a year. And she rewarded the hospital beyond that, as well as her caregivers. Gifts to Peri, Clark’s chief nurse, included multiple Manhattan apartments and a $1.2 million Stradivarius violin, and the nurse stood to get $30 million in the disputed will. Clark’s primary doctor received cash Christmas presents totaling $500,000, among other gifts, plus a $100,000 bequest that he was preparing to relinquish before testifying at the trial, according to court documents. The hospital got hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash, a $3.5 million painting by French pre-Impressionist Edouard Manet and a $1 million bequest. Clark’s accountant and her lawyer also received sizable cash gifts, and they stood to reap substantial fees as executors of her estate under the challenged will. Clark’s relatives had said hospital executives, medical professionals, Clark’s lawyer and accountant took advantage of their access to the heiress to manipulate their way into her millions of dollars. The beneficiaries have said Clark was simply a generous woman who wanted to help those who helped her. ___ Associated Press writer Jake Pearson contributed to this report.

“It was a well-maintained facility, it was very clean and organized, it was a business,” Krieger said. By the numbers: Pets Parrinello kept an online website, “Snakeman’s Exotics,” which advertised a collection of pythons, boa constrictors and hognose snakes available for sale both domestically and internationally. After weeks of investigation into alleged workers compensation fraud, the town of Brookhaven, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Suffolk County Police and the SPCA executed a search warrant in Parrinello’s home, where he lives with his wife and 10-year-old son, according to a news release from Brookhaven. Undercover investigators spoke to Parrinello, who claimed to have $500,000 in inventory stored on the premises, including snakes, turtles and turtle eggs, the news release said. Authorities also say they found a few tarantulas and a couple of freezers with frozen mice and alligator carcasses. Krieger said Parrinello wasn’t arrested or charged with any criminal activity, but he was running a business out of his residence in a residential area, which is a violation of the town code. Town Law Department officials are still investigating and will likely issue numerous violations in the coming days. When reached by telephone, Parrinello declined to comment. “What makes this case especially egregious is that this individual was allegedly operating this reptile business out of his home, posing an unknown threat to the neighbors of this community,” said Brookhaven Supervisor Ed Romaine. Peter Constantakes, spokesman for the DEC, said Parrinello was interviewed and issued two summonses for possessing wild animals without a permit and for possessing alligator parts without a permit, each one carrying a maximum fine of $250.

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Now, I am not sure if they can. In Week 3, the Giants proved that they have more problems than originally thought. Not only did they get shut out in Carolina against the Carolina Panthers , but they were destroyed and embarrassed 38-0. This was even more embarrassing because like the Giants entering into the week, the Panthers were also 0-2. Since this was a must-win game for both teams and with the emotions going through Giants head coach Tom Coughlin for the tragic loss of his brother last Monday, there was no doubt in my mind that the Giants would win and win big in Carolina since the Giants always seem to step up big in pressure situations (at least in this past decade). Unbelievably, the complete opposite occurred and it was the Panthers who won big. Everyone knows the Giants defense is not good, but for their offense to get shutout by an equally bad defense in the Panthers was astounding. I mean, the Giants have not had a running game all year thus far, yet their passing game manages to put up many points regardless. I am just in complete shock an awe at the lack of passion the Giants showed in Week 3. This proves to me that the Giants have more problems with their player personnel than meets the eye. Is the clown shoe finally on the other foot in MetLife Stadium? We will just have to wait and see how the rest of this season plays out; and while it may not be a circus like the New York Jets , it certainly is not looking good for the Giants right now. Steven Carollo is a sports writer for RantSports.com.