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City Council leads race for bizarre campaigns Most fun this primary season happened in neighborhood contests City Council races are often overlooked, especially in a relatively quiet campaign season like this one, which has been dominated by Michael Bloomberg’s mayoral campaign. It’s too bad because some of the

most bizarre fights and finagling for votes have happened at the local level. When voters head to the polls next Tuesday, the winners of more than half of New York City’s 51 council seats will be decided. In Flushing, Queens, for instance, there’s a candidate ac-

cused of being a North Korean spy. In Borough Park, Brooklyn, a Yiddish-language newspaper praised a liberal Park Slope candidate for opposing “various types of abominations” like gay marriage, which he actually supports. A Queens candidate’s arrest

records were leaked to the press, and a Brooklyn candidate’s campaign has been stuffing ads made to look like newspapers in honor boxes for free papers around the city.. METRO Read more on page 02

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Arrest in murder of Bronx teen Police arrested Darrell Spencer, 23, for the murder of Jamia Hazel, a 17-year-old runaway whose body was found naked and wrapped in garbage bags in a Bronx alley on Saturday. METRO

Cicada search Is it a cricket, katydid or cicada? The American Museum of Natural History is hosting a “Cricket Crawl,” inviting citizen naturalists to open their ears from dusk until midnight this Friday. METRO/AZ

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Giuliani unveils 9/11 curriculum Mayor Rudy Giuliani was in Lower Manhattan yesterday to unveil a new curriculum to teach grades six through 12 about the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The pilot education program includes DVDs featuring interviews with survivors, rescuers, victims’ relatives and political leaders including Giuliani and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. METRO/AZ

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Police say a serial rapist struck for the fourth time in Upper Manhattan around 1 a.m. Monday. The suspect entered a 28-year-old woman’s seventh floor apartment at West 147th Street and Saint Nicholas Avenue through the fire escape, then sexually assaulted and robbed her. METRO

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NEW YORK. A Queens man will serve 3.5 years in jail after pleading guilty to attempted kidnapping and attempted rape. Prosecutors said Luis Zambrano attacked a woman who passed out at a nightclub. METRO

The 20-ton block of granite, initially installed at Ground Zero as the cornerstone of the Freedom Tower during a 2004 ceremony but quietly removed in 2006, was hoisted by crane yesterday to a memorial in front of the Long Island facility that originally inscribed it.

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A new report from the Human Services Council of New York and Baruch College presents a grim financial picture for the city’s human services organizations:

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62 percent saw a decrease in public funding (nearly a quarter of those saw a 20 percent drop)

Campaigns are under way for 35 of the 51 City Council seats. Council members are paid $112,500.

Turnout is so low — and the Democrat voter base so dominant — that winning a seat on the City Council can be decided by just a few votes in the Sept. 15 primary. It’s no wonder some bizarre things happen in these heated campaigns. Here’s a few odd council campaign incidents. METRO

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Queens 20th John Choe — former chief of staff to Councilman John Liu, vying for Liu’s seat — hopes to be the first Korean-American on the Council. Some Flushing opponents are calling him a communist sympathizer and spy. “Our policy, generally, is not to respond to the lunatic fringe,” a spokesman said.

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In a race to unseat East Flatbush Councilman Kendall Stewart, housing advocate Jumaane Williams capitalized on a snafu last month by the incumbent, whose Web site listed an endorsement from East Village Councilwoman Rosie Mendez that was never secured. Mendez then endorsed Williams for the seat.

Building superintendent Doug Biviano, one of several candidates chasing the seat David Yassky is vacating, has published a campaign flyer called “The Brooklyn Independent Democrat.” It looks like a slim newspaper and champions his vision for the office and criticizes his opponents. Stacks can be found in sidewalk boxes for free newspapers. When asked about the distribution, Biviano said, “Has that been happening? I better talk to my canvassers.”

Brooklyn 39th District Gay marriage supporter Brad Lander was shocked and mystified when Yiddish-language newspaper Der Blatt in Borough Park ran an ad praising him for opposing “abominations and immoral laws.” “It would be a desecration in the name of God to support the other candidates who support laws permitting abominations,” the piece read. Lander’s campaign demanded a retraction and called for an investigation into the ad’s creation.

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Category: Eats Queens 25th Daniel Dromm, a leader in Queens’ LGBT community running against Helen Sears in Jackson Heights, was the target of an anonymous letter campaign that included a 1972 arrest report for prostitution. Dromm said cops spotted him kissing a man and he told them he was a prostitute because being gay back then could land you in a mental institution.

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Record attendance at the Museum of Modern Art and a “big summer” for out-of-towners at Nobu, where a plate of sashimi tacos costs $21, show New York City is fighting off forecasts of plunging tourism during the deepest U.S. recession in six decades. Historically low crime, a 26 percent decline in hotelroom charges and a strong euro against the dollar will attract 44.7 million visitors this year, according to NYC

“If you didn’t have fairly robust tourism, the consequences would be layoffs at hotels and restaurants, and dark theaters.” Rosen & Co., the city’s marketing office. It’s a 5 percent drop from last year’s record, half the fall-off tourism officials feared in January. “We’re sold out for 11 of the next 14 days with corporate business, on top of the leisure visitors we’ve seen all summer,” said George Kurth, manager of

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enced by financial, real estate, fashion and media companies since the collapse of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. last September. “If you didn’t have fairly robust tourism, the consequences would be layoffs at hotels and restaurants, and dark theaters,” said Rae Rosen, senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. “It’s a significant offset in an economy where other sectors aren’t performing as well.” BLOOMBERG

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Viagra wins suit against N.Y. man A U.S. judge ruled yesterday that drugmaker Pfizer’s trademark had been infringed when a man towed a decommissioned missile around Manhattan emblazoned with the words “Viva Viagra,” the slogan for Pfizer’s blockbuster impotence drug. Pfizer sued Arye Sachs after he parked the 20foot-long decommissioned missile outside its headquarters in September 2008 in a stunt to promote his business selling outdoor advertising spots on retired military equipment. REUTERS

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On their last day of summer freedom, left to right, Ella Comstock Baum, 11, Angelina Margaret Hoffman, 10, and Beladine Pierce, 11, filled shopping baskets with back-to-school items.

Last-minute rush for school The city’s 1.1 million school kids head back to their desks today. Yesterday, more than a few spent their last day of vacation with a parent, filling up their long unused school bags with new supplies. Sophia Tomasello, 11, was in a Staples in Manhattan. Her list for sixth grade was long and her shopping

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EU concerned by settlements The European Union expressed serious concern yesterday about Israel’s decision to approve new settler homes in the occupied West Bank, calling them an obstacle to peace and adding to international condemnation. REUTERS

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In Switzerland, annual leave, during which employees receive full payment, is a fundamental right which employees are granted by law. The minimum period for adult employees is four weeks per year.

BEIJING. A gas explosion at a coal mine in China’s central Henan province early yesterday killed 35 people and 44 others were missing, the government’s work safety watchdog said. Another 14 workers had escaped the mine, which was a small, locally operated venture, at the time of the accident, the State Administration of Work Safety said in a statement on its Web site. The report said rescue teams were still searching for the missing miners and safety officials would investigate the cause of the blast, but it gave no further details. REUTERS

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ing for some time that it may lose its top position. There are a number of imbalances that have been building up,” said Jennifer Blanke, head of the WEF’s Global Competitiveness

Network. “There are problems on the financial market that we were not aware of before. These countries (like the U.S. and Britain) are getting penalized now,” she said. Trust in Swiss banks also declined. But in the assessment of banks’ soundness, the Alpine country still ranked 44th. U.S. banks fell to 108 — right behind Tanzania — and British banks to 126 in the ranking, now topped by Canada’s banks. REUTERS

Fraud alleged in Karzai victory KABUL. Afghan election returns yesterday put President Hamid Karzai on course for a first-round victory, but a watchdog that can veto the outcome said it had found “clear and convincing evidence of fraud” and ordered a partial recount. The disputed results put Karzai and Afghan election officials on a collision course with an international community ever more doubtful of a poll it funded and sent troops to protect.

“It will be very difficult to justify ... the outcome of an election ... if fraud decides the outcome, not the will of the people.” Abdullah Abdullah, Karzai’s opponent Western officials initially hailed the Aug. 20 election as a successful milestone,

because Taliban militants failed to interrupt it. Those assessments have become more guarded as evidence of widespread fraud has mounted. The partial recount ordered by a U.N.-backed watchdog could delay a final result for weeks or months. With votes from 91.6 percent of polling stations counted, the Independent Election Commission reported Karzai with 54.1 percent of the vote. REUTERS

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Job market takes a dip in August A gauge of the strength of the U.S. job market fell slightly in August and pointed to a flat employment market for the rest of the year, a research group said yesterday. The Conference Board, a private research group, said its Employment Trends Index inched lower to 88.1 in August from a revised 88.2 in July, originally reported at 88.3. REUTERS

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McDonald’s loses trademark fight MALAYSIA. Fast-food giant McDonald’s lost an eightyear trademark battle yesterday against a Malaysian curry restaurant after the country’s highest court allowed the latter to use the prefix ‘Mc.’ Malaysia’s Federal Court dismissed an application by McDonald’s Corporation to appeal against an earlier Appeals Court judgment which allowed McCurry to use the prefix. McCurry, which is short for “Malaysian Chicken Curry,” serves Malaysian staples including fish head curry, according to the company Web site. REUTERS

Obama warns kids of Facebook gaffes President Barack Obama warned American teenagers yesterday of the dangers of putting too much personal information on Internet social networking sites, saying it could come back to haunt them in later life. The presidential words of advice follow recent studies that suggest U.S. employers are increasingly turning to sites such as Facebook and MySpace to conduct background checks on job applicants. Taking part in a questionand-answer session with a group of 14- and 15-year-old school students, Obama was asked by one pupil for some advice on becoming president. “Well, let me give you some very practical tips. First of all, I want every-

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A NASA strategy proposal shifts the U.S. human space program away from returning to the moon in favor of a stepping-stone approach aimed at reaching Mars, including using commercial space launch services, according to a document seen by Reuters. REUTERS


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‘Villain’ found, but not talking Fuld has little to say a year after Lehman’s fall

“Nobody wants to hear it. The facts are out there. Nobody wants to hear it, especially not from me.” Richard Fuld Richard Fuld is sworn in to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

“You don’t have a gun; that’s good.” That was how Richard Fuld greeted a Reuters reporter who had tracked him down to his country house in a bucolic setting beside a river and amid tree-covered slopes in Ketchum, Idaho, last Friday.

“I think he’s embarrassed to be seen in public, afraid someone is going to throw a pie in his face.” a past associate

The man vilified for the collapse of Lehman Brothers almost a year ago, a failure that triggered the global economic crisis, seemed burdened but not crushed by the pressure of the upcoming anniversary. Standing on his gravelly driveway wearing a black fleece vest, dark gray shorts and sandals, Fuld indicated he was torn about speaking out in his own defense, partly because of ongoing litigation but also

because he felt the world was not ready to listen. “You know what? The anniversary’s coming up,” he said. “I’ve been pummeled, I’ve been dumped on, and it’s all going to happen again.” But Fuld also stressed his ability to see it through. “They’re looking for someone to dump on right now, and that’s me,” Fuld lamented and later added: “You know what they say? ‘This too shall pass.”’ REUTERS

SCALING BACK Fuld was far from immune to the financial impact of the collapse. He is estimated to have lost more than $1 billion as Lehman’s shares sank. The Fulds sold their apartment on New York’s Park Avenue for $25.87 million in August, having bought it for $21 million in January 2007 and done a multimillion-dollar renovation. A source close to the couple said Kathy, who was often seen shopping at places like Hermes, has not been seen at such stores in the past few months.

Looking back: One year ago, a high-profile collapse  Fuld, 63, took Lehman’s reins in 1994 when it was troubled and rebuilt it into the fourth-largest U.S. investment bank, a Wall Street powerhouse whose massively profitable mortgage banking machine inspired rivals’ envy.

 Lehman Brothers was forced to file the biggest bankruptcy in U.S. history after it choked under the weight of souring assets, and as the U.S. government failed to find a buyer and declined to offer a rescue package.

 Fuld was then humiliated before a Congressional panel last October as stock markets spiraled downwards. He was called the designated “villain” of the day and screamed at by protesters who called for him to be jailed.


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‘9’ hits theaters today. In this animated flim, Elijah Wood voices one of nine stitched dolls come to life that are all that’s left of humanity in a post-apocalyptic world. METRO

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Entertainment Clooney’s TheWord new lady Dorothy presented his latest (and totally undeserving!) lady friend yesterday at the Venice Film Festival: Italian TV presenter Elisabetta Canalis. Canalis, 30, is the host of the Italian version of MTV’s “Total Request Live.” Her past work includes a bit role in “Deuce Bigalow, European Gigolo,” as well as the lead in an Italian TV series called “Love Bugs 2.” So, basically, she’s the Tara Reid of Italy. Never thought we’d say this, but: Bring back Sarah Larson. At least cocktail waitresses do some good in the world (serve booze). There is nothing good about “Deuce Bigalow, European Gigolo.” GOSSIP. George Clooney

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The game’s developers boast that they worked hand in hand with the Beatles, which is surprising considering Ringo Starr constantly asks his kids if e-mail and the Internet are the same thing. Still, the attention to detail is fairly astounding. From a virtual Ed Sullivan to psychedelic dreamscapes, this game goes out of its way to provide a sense of realism that is usually lacking from the genre.


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latest, “Motorizer,” called “Rock Out” that advises listeners to do what the title says with a part of their anatomy that rhymes with “rock”: “I fall off the chair laughing sometimes,” he says. “It really can be very amusing writing songs.” PAT HEALY/METRO

DLC answer What’s the connection? These songs all mention specific times of this month. 1. “It was the 3rd of September.” 2. “It’s late September.” 3. “On the 24th of September, the year nineteen and four.” METRO

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Here’s the regular-season slate, with Metro’s predictions:  Sept. 13: vs. WASHINGTON W  Sept. 20: at Dallas L  Sept. 27: at Tampa Bay W  Oct. 4: at Kansas City W  Oct. 11: vs. OAKLAND W  Oct. 18: at New Orleans L  Oct. 25: vs. ARIZONA W  Nov. 1: at Philadelphia L  Nov. 8: vs. SAN DIEGO L  Nov. 15: BYE WEEK  Nov. 22: vs. ATLANTA L  Nov. 26: at Denver W  Dec. 6: vs. DALLAS W  Dec. 13: vs. PHILADELPHIA L  Dec. 21: at Washington W  Dec. 27: vs. CAROLINA W  Jan. 3: at Minnesota W 10-6, second in the NFC East. Despite their league-best rushing attack, the steady rise of Eli Manning, and dominance on both lines, Big Blue’s glaring wideout weakness is troubling. There was a reason why the Eagles beat them in the playoffs, as they stacked the line to stop Brandon Jacobs and dared Manning to beat them. He didn’t, and he’ll fail again this year.

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“If it was a spelling test, my head would be down, looking around and stuff, but when it comes to football, it’s something I know.” Jets coach Rex Ryan when asked if he’s nervous about his first season as an NFL head coach.

Reasons 3 why they lose

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Eli Manning’s paycheck grows bigger. Antonio Pierce’s clubbin’ grows wilder. And Tom Coughlin’s scowl grows even colder. Nearly everything changes from year to year for the Giants, except the offensive line. And once again, they are the unit that could very well decide if Big Blue returns to the Super Bowl. Center Shaun O’Hara, guards Chris Snee and Rich Seubert and tackles David Diehl and Kareem McKenzie paved the way for the league’s best rushing attack last season. Without a go-to wide receiver for Manning, they’ll be the offensive leaders. “We are the glue, in a way,” O’Hara said. “We

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Shaky secondary. The Giants dropped veterans Sam Madison and R.W. McQuarters and return three of four starters. Corey Webster is a stud, but Aaron Ross’s best days could be behind him. How Kenny Phillips performs this season could make or break this unit.

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The free-fall last season can’t be blamed on the O-line. The Giants averaged five yards per carry.

need to stay healthy and control the line.” Those guys aren’t the only line the Giants will be counting on this season.

Newcomers Chris Canty and Rocky Bernard, along with Osi Umenyiora and Justin Tuck fill out one of the league’s best defensive

fronts. New D-coordinator Bill Sheridan hopes its enough to keep the Eagles from overtaking them in the NFC East.

Without all pieces in place, Jets will play a lot of risk-reward

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It was a risk to hire firsttime head coach Rex Ryan. A risk to reach up to No. 5 and snatch Mark Sanchez in the draft. And a risk to leave the receiving corps as is. Well, get used to it. The Jets are going to take even more risks out on the field. “It’s a new era,” Ryan proclaimed in the summer. Sure is. Gone are the conservative calls and read-and-react defense of Eric Mangini, who was fired after the Jets tumbled to the finish line last season. Ryan brings some personnel with him from those famous Baltimore defenses, along with aggressive blitz packages. “I think we can be the best in the league,” corner-

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Eli’s not strong enough. Without the unguardable Plaxico Burress, Eli Manning reverted back to being inconsistent down the stretch and into the playoffs. It’s yet to be seen if he can carry an offense.

Game of chance The sked Here’s the regular-season slate, with Metro’s predictions:  Sept. 13: at Houston L  Sept. 20: vs. NEW ENGLAND L  Sept. 27: vs. TENNESSEE L  Oct. 4: at New Orleans W  Oct. 12: at Miami L  Oct. 18: vs. BUFFALO W  Oct. 25: at Oakland W  Nov. 1: vs. MIAMI L  Nov. 8: BYE WEEK  Nov. 15: vs. JACKSONVILLE W  Nov. 22: at New England L  Nov. 29: vs. CAROLINA L  Dec. 3: at Buffalo W  Dec. 13: at Tampa Bay L  Dec. 20: vs. ATLANTA W  Dec. 27: at Indianapolis L  Jan. 3: vs. CINCINNATI L 6-10, fourth in the AFC East. Figure the Jets get swept by the Pats and Dolphins and an already tough schedule becomes insurmountable. The Jets could easily lose their first five games, but Rex Ryan won’t panic. He’ll keep Mark Sanchez in there all season. He’s in a two-year plan. Year one, the Jets take their knocks, year two, they make a possible title run.

Depth, but no star at WR. Not to belabor the point but the wideouts are either green (Hakeem Nicks, Ramses Barden) or suspect (Steve Smith, Domenik Hixon, Mario Manningham, Sinorice Moss). Manningham could assert himself as the top target, but that won’t be enough to top Philly.

Reasons 3 why they lose the AFC East: Brady’s back. The Jets will lose both games to New England. They can’t overcome a two-game deficit in the loss column, considering the Patriots probably won’t drop a division game. The Pats failed to win the AFC for the first time in six years last season, don’t expect it to happen again.

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Injuries. This is not a deep team. Major hits to the offensive or defensive line and forget about the playoffs. The Jets, though, are just one good draft away from having some real depth.

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No deep threats. Like the Giants, no star receiver puts the Jets behind the 8-ball in a way. They must utilize the short game through tight end Dustin Keller and the versatile Leon Washington, but they need to push it north-and-south in order to win. Sanchez needs some help out there.

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Sanchez, above, won the starting QB job over veteran Kellen Clemens because of his upside.

back Darrell Revis said. Sanchez has a cannon but nowhere to unload. The Jets lost Laveranues Coles and bumped up the

solid, yet unspectacular Jerricho Cotchery to the No. 1 spot. Even so, the rookie will stretch out the defense,

take some shots downfield. After all, if the Jets wanted to play it safe, they would have stuck with Kellen Clemens.


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Will win Super Bowl Will reach Super Bowl

Will reach Conf. Champ. Will reach Div. Playoffs

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Metro’s NFL Power Rankings How they’ll finish

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PATRIOTS.

Tom Brady could become the second player ever to win MVP and Comeback POY honors and could surpass 100 wins, 200 TDs and 30,000 yards.

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EAGLES.

They’ve got a monopoly on some of the best open-field athletes in the game with DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin. They come up one win short of a title.

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CHARGERS.

There are a lot of RBs who would love to have LaDainian Tomlinson’s totals from 2008 — 1,110 yards and 11 TDs — the worst season of his career.

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PACKERS.

Led by the best cornerback tandem in the league, the Pack take the NFC North. They’re one year away from something really special. Good move to release Favre.

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SAINTS.

Less impressive than Reggie Bush’s first three NFL seasons are his taste in women. Kim Kardashian? Come on, kid. Snag a Victoria’s Secret model.

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FALCONS.

Maybe Matt Ryan can persuade Atlanta’s staff into throwing former BC coach Jeff Jagodzinski a job ... maybe as a water boy?

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COLTS.

Tony Dungy must have put in a good word for his old team with the big guy upstairs.

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GIANTS.

Eli Manning rides Brandon Jacobs and his defense to a cool $100 million extension. The Giants will again be reminded what a big mistake they made.

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PANTHERS.

It’s surprising the Julius Peppers situation has been so quiet this summer. Although $17 million is enough to shut up just about anyone.

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TEXANS.

Manning to Harrison is out. Schaub to Johnson is in. They’ll leapfrog Tennessee into the second slot in the AFC South.

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Nelly and the St. Lunatics because Steven Jackson is about to get nutty. After an injury-riddled 2008, Jackson has the Rams in the playoffs.

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STEELERS — There’s only one defense that can slow down the Patriots and it’s led by James Harrison, right. The Steelers will repeat and President Barack Obama will then leave Harrison off of the White House invitation. Obama will definitely invite Rashard Mendenhall and Limas Sweed, who will have breakout years for the champs.

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Minnesota’s backfield has one of the most universally loved players (Adrian Peterson) and hated players (Brett Favre) in it at once.

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REDSKINS.

The ‘D’ is good enough to win a lot of games, J-Campbell is not.

BILLS.

Why is it that VH1 can air new episodes of “The T.O. Show,” but we can’t find any reruns of “Salute Your Shorts.” TV these days ...

BEARS.

VIKINGS.

DOLPHINS.

No way Joey Porter records 17½ sacks again, but with the Dolphins‚ improved secondary, those sack totals will spread around a bit.

Joe Flacco can be a star for this team if OC Cam “The Camerons” Cameron reels back his complicated play calls.

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BENGALS.

Chad Ochocinco gets busted for in-game tweets 15 times — the same number of TDs he’ll have. Sleeper Cedric Benson has them sniffing the postseason.

RAVENS.

Quarterback Jay Cutler, who whines more than Louie Anderson, finally has his football team. Let’s see if he backs up his bark.

RAMS. Call

LIONS — After perfecting the art of imperfection, the Lions have revamped their franchise with a promising rookie QB in Matthew Stafford, who will be good enough to lead Detroit to a handful of wins. If the defense figures out a way to stop a team or two, they might be OK.

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TITANS.

Highlight of season: Week 6 matchup with Pats — throwback jerseys.

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COWBOYS.

They got rid of some dead weight in the offseason, but the overrated Romo is still under center.

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SEAHAWKS.

A healthy Matt Hasselbeck could keep the Seahawks in the hunt for the NFC West, but ultimately will come up short.

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49ERS. Got to

give it to Michael Crabtree. Not even Terrell Owens was this annoying until he at least showed something on the field.

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JETS.

Rookie QB Mark Sanchez should have stayed at USC. He could be partying shirtless in Columbus this weekend instead of losing the opener and searching for a five-star WR.

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RAIDERS.

Memo to Tom Cable: If you disagree with your team being this low, please, in the name LeGarrette Blount, don’t sucker-punch me.

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BRONCOS.

It’s been a rough start for Josh McDaniels. But just like with Barack Obama, blame the mess that was left for you.

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BROWNS.

Brady Quinn’s career never had a shot. Now that they’ve added Eric Mangini, it might not be a bad time to retire to the booth.

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CHIEFS.

New coach Todd Haley is a brilliant offensive mind. Just how will that help a team that hasn’t played ‘D’ since the 1990s?

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CARDS.

Kurt Warner will break down and Matt Leinart will be too hammered from Saturday night beer bongs to hit Larry Fitz.

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JAGUARS.

The good news in Jacksonville is no one will be able to watch this train wreck. All eight home games are expected to be blacked out.

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BUCS.

Raheem Morris is going to fail spectacularly as a head coach. He’s just too arrogant to win with Jon Gruden’s guys. Pudgy Byron Leftwich will put on 30 pounds by Week 17.

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 The injury is completely out of Brady’s mind. He even owned up to his mistake on the play that cost him his season.

THE QUOTE: It didn’t hurt. I’m glad I got hit. Honestly, it felt good for me to get hit like that,” Brady said this summer. “I certainly deserved that. As a quarterback, that’s part of the decision-making process and I made a poor decision. I’m the one that paid for it.

Tom Brady’s touchdown total in his last healthy season, 2007. He set the single-season mark.

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Perhaps no one starts the 2009 season in as much of a depression as the newest Oakland Raider, Richard Seymour. The five-time ProBowler failed to report to the team earlier this week after being traded from the Patriots. METRO

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Peyton’s place: Near the bottom D “I’m the old man on the block, things have certainly changed around me,” Manning said during training camp. “In a way it’s like we’re starting from scratch.” Try in a lot of ways. Tony Dungy, who led the Indianapolis Colts to six straight years of at least 12 wins, is retired. Marvin Harrison, who, with Manning, became the best quarterback-wide receiver combination in NFL history with 965 hook-ups, is still floating in free agency. Defensive coordinator Ron Meeks, who put together a top-five unit in three of the last four seasons, resigned and is now in Carolina. Enter Jim Caldwell, Anthony Gonzalez and Larry Coyer. Caldwell served since 2002 as Dungy’s assistant but went 26-63 in his only other head coaching gig at Wake Forest. Gonzalez caught 57 passes last season, and Coyer was fired from his last coordinating job, which was in Denver. “Things have been shaken up in a short amount of time,” Caldwell said. “We still have 18 under center.” That might be just enough to get them by. After all, Manning is the reigning MVP after throwing for 4,002 yards with 27

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HEALTHY AGAIN:  Brady still has a ton of weapons around him in Randy Moss and Wes Welker. Expect to see him return to form, as he posted a 122.7 passer rating in the only preseason game in which he saw extended action.

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Peyton Manning’s all alone. And don’t think he doesn’t realize it.

Every fan loves a good train wreck just as much as a fairy tale season. There is hardly a short supply of bad guys to follow in the AFC. Here are guys to root against — the four most hated players in the AFC:

The Colts started 3-4 last season before getting on a roll.

touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He still has Reggie Wayne and Dallas Clark as targets, and if Joseph Addai can stay healthy, the AFC’s No. 1 offense just might run as smoothly. Of course, it could go the other way. Eight of their 12 wins last season came by seven points or less. Without Dungy on the sidelines and pressure from Tennessee and Houston in the uber-competitive AFC South, Manning may really feel alone — at home during the playoffs. METRO

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The Colts record last season. They lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Chargers.

Donte Stallworth The Cleveland wideout is suspended, but you can still hate him. No jail time for killing a guy with his car.

Ray Lewis The Ravens’ linebacker walked after witnesses magically changed their tune in a murder case involving Lewis in 2000.

AFC storylines T.O. in Buffalo: This was a much sexier story before the Bills’ first-unit offense failed to score a touchdown in the preseason.

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McDaniels’ era in Denver: Like to watch car accidents? Check out the Broncos all season long.

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LT’s running out of gas: The Chargers are nearly everyone’s title pick. LT will be a top-five back. T-Rex in New York: The talk is nice, winning would be even better.

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Al Davis You can call him Al, we’ll call him the biggest disease in sports. The Raiders’ owner keeps churning out a terrible product.

Shawne Merriman If the steroids suspension wasn’t enough, Merriman was accused of choking Tila Tequila this week.

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Jay Cutler has proven quite a bit in his short time in the NFL.

The fourth-year pro has shown he has a great arm, throwing for 4,526 yards and 25 touchdowns last season in Denver. He’s proven to be the best quarterback selected in the 2006 draft, surpassing Vince Young and Matt Leinart — both selected ahead of him. And, oh yeah, he’s proven to be the biggest cry baby in the NFL, at least if you ask any number of defensive players around the league. “Jay definitely has a lot of critics after him,” Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith said during training camp. “Winning, not talking or any of that other stuff, is the only thing that will make [that] all go away.” Cutler’s probably not shutting up anytime soon. After all, this is a guy who proclaimed himself better than John Elway before he even threw a pass in Denver. Stunts like that, along with his temper tantrum this winter, pressed the Broncos to trade him to Chicago. Smith knows Cutler’s got a big arm and an even bigger mouth, but we’ll soon find out if he’s also got a big winner. Cutler had Denver riding high before dropping three straight to end last season to miss the playoffs. So, he’s

THE UGLY There’s no doubt about it, there are a lot more villains in the NFC than the AFC, particularly at the quarterback position. Here are guys to root against in 2009 — the four most hated players in the loaded NFC:

Cutler could end up being more hated than Brett Favre.

still got plenty to prove as far as the win column goes. “I’m here for all the right reasons,” Cutler said of his sloppy departure from Denver. “It doesn’t matter how I got here or what I’ve done in the past. I think I’m going to make Chicago like me.” They surely will if Matt Forte and Devin Hester help him out along the way. If they drop the opener at Green Bay, though, Cutler’s loose talk and losing ways could spell bad news for the Bears. METRO

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Michael Vick If Roger Goodell really wanted to crack down on the league, he would have banned the dog killer for life.

Brett Favre The whole retiring thing doesn’t even bother us anymore. It’s that he came back to play for Green Bay’s biggest rival.

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Drew Brees led the league with 5,069 yards last season. He could put up similar numbers again, as New Orleans plays eight games against teams that ranked in the bottom half against the pass last season. METRO

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THE GOOD DIRTY BIRD REDUX  Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan set the league on fire as a rookie, leading his team to an 11-5 record and a shocking playoff berth. It’s always good for young guns to have early success. They set a new standard for those coming into the league, while pushing stuffy veterans out of the way.

CANNON:  Dare we say arm strength like a young Dan Marino? After a 3,440-yard rookie campaign, Ryan can match Marino in the leadership department with another playoff run.

THE QUOTE: Last season was last season. It’s over, done with. Now it’s time to take it to the next level,” Matt Ryan said of last year’s campaign. “We’ve gotten better in a lot of areas. The presence of [Michael Turner] will open up a lot of plays down field for us, again. I’m ready to air it out. Always.

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Worst division in football: The NFC West will be just brutal to watch. Cards won’t repeat.

Albert Haynesworth We still find it hard to believe a man who stomped on a player’s unprotected face gets a $100M-plus paycheck.

Michael Crabtree Hey kid, great season last year at Texas Tech. How about you drop the ’tude and sign a contract?

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Forget No. 1 pick Matthew Stafford. The rookie gunslinger with the biggest breakout potential is Tampa Bay’s Josh Freeman. Byron Leftwich has been erratic at best in the preseason, look for Freeman to be the starter by October. METRO

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Game 1 The Pittsburgh Steelers open up the NFL season by hosting the Tennessee Titans tomorrow night. No defending Super Bowl champion has lost the opening Thursday night game since its inception in 2004. METRO

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Super Bowl Odds Patriots 4-1 Steelers 15-2 Giants 8-1 Eagles 8-1 Chargers 10-1 Colts 12-1 Cowboys 12-1 Vikings 14-1 Ravens 18-1 Falcons 18-1 Bears 18-1 Panthers 18-1 Titans 18-1 Saints 20-1 Packers 20-1 ... Jets 35-1 Browns 50-1 Chiefs 60-, Rams 80-1 Lions 100-1

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GREEN BAY TO WIN THE SUPER BOWL AT 20-1. There’s a reason

they wanted Brett Favre out of Wisconsin. Aaron Rodgers is the NFL’s next great quarterback. You heard it here first. Rodgers had a 93.8 passer rating last season and threw 28 touchdowns. If the defense rises up, the Pack will be back. CHAD OCHOCINCO TO LEAD THE LEAGUE IN RECEIVING AT 15-1. If you watch “Hard

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one enough. If you like the Patriots, and your buddy likes the Patriots, and your grandmother likes the Patriots and the mailman likes the Patriots, chances are the Patriots aren’t a good play.

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is usually one of those games we mentioned in trusty tip No. 1. We’re not saying that teams don’t go on the road and cover as favorites all the time, because they do. But these are the games the oddsmakers love to trap you on.

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There are a few teams that the oddsmakers give an extra point or two to just because they know a ton of money is going to come in on them. If you want to take the Patriots, Steelers, Eagles or Colts you’re going to have to eat some extra points.

in real life doesn’t mean they are bad against the number. That is why God invented point spreads. The 0-16 Lions covered seven times last year. The 2-14 Chiefs were 8-8 ATS. METRO/ADAM LEVITAN

4. Defense covers games — Betting on

defense will leave you with more profit than betting on offense. Last year, three teams led the league with a 12-4 mark against the spread. They were Tennessee, Baltimore and the Giants. Not a coincidence.

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Just because a team is wretched

Joe Flacco and the Ravens are only exciting to watch ATS.

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Line: CAR +1 The Scoop The Eagles’ revamped offensive line took exactly zero snaps together in the preseason and the Birds almost always start slow. THE PICK: Carolina

Line: CIN -4.5 The Scoop No one had a worse offseason than the Broncos. Carson Palmer and Cedric Benson come back in a big way at home. THE PICK: Cincinnati

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Line: SEA -8.5 The Scoop The Seahawks have the worst offensive line in the league and no running game. Steve Jackson will go off in the second half. THE PICK: St. Louis

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QB â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Tom Brady, 2007: Terrific Tom ran up the score on opponents all season to the tune of 4,417 yards and 50 touchdowns. Not even Steve Young, Joe Montana or (gasp) Daunte Culpepper could match that.

RB â&#x20AC;&#x201D; LaDainian Tomlinson, 2006: Yeah, the 2,323 total yards were nice, but LT racked up an NFL record 31 total touchdowns. Peterson could never touch those numbers in his wildest dreams.

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No. 2 running backs Who will come out of committees to be this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s version of DeAngelo Williams? A No. 2 like Donald Brown, Leon Washington, Ahmad Bradshaw or James Davis is going to end up as a nice steal.

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Passionate fans, good beer and a terrible accent.

The Cheeseheads are half the show at Lambeau Field.

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Heinz Field just might be the best of the NFL’s new generation of stadiums. Good location, too.

4. Dallas — Unless you’re a punter, the new Cowboys Stadium is going to be hard to dislike.

5. Indianapolis — Always 72 6. Houston — New, solid 7. Baltimore — Location 8. Chicago — For the history 9. Seattle — 12th Man 10. Philly — Great fans 11. Denver — Can’t breathe 12. Oakland — Li’l scary 13. New Orleans— Jazzy 14. Jacksonville — Not bad

15. Tennessee — Good fans 16. Carolina — Mid-table 17. Cleveland — For the dogs 18. Kansas City — Ribs! 19. Tampa Bay — Eh. 20. Arizona — Just too hot 21. Buffalo — Just too cold 22. Atlanta — Poor ’gating 23. San Diego — Zoo’s better 24. Cincy — It’s the Bengals 25. Miami — Boring 26. Minnesota — Too dark 27. Washington — Expensive 28. St. Louis — No character. 29. Giants — (See 28.)

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y the end of that school year, I had finally grown into the job. I loved those kids who filled my classroom. I was energized by their huge stashes of energy, touched by their mingled innocence and savvy. Room B4 was my laboratory, its “specimens” kids who were teetering on the brink of young adulthood. Probably the most important gift of that year was also the most humbling. Parents had handed over their children to me. They had trusted me with the minds of those kids. I owed them a great deal in return. It was up to me to know them — the sweet ones, the nasty ones, the bright ones and the dull ones. I had to remember that they had bad days, terrible disappointments, deep insecurities. I left teaching forever after that year, in the full bloom of a first pregnancy. Two more pregnancies followed in rapid succession, and then I drifted into a writing career. But in this season, I am always awash in memories of that long ago year — and of what it takes to teach. Sometimes, I even think of brushing off that teaching degree and going back. But I don’t think I have the courage.

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nce upon a time, long ago, I was a teacher. I was 21, newly married, fresh out of the school and terrified. I just didn’t know how right I was to be afraid. Nobody had told me, back in that School of Education, that eighth-graders spit, holler, burp, curse and have no mercy for idealistic young teachers who honestly believe that they will rejoice in lyric poetry, and yearn to learn the ins and outs of the predicate nominative. That trial by fire — a year of covering up my sweeping insecurity by trying to come on as tough, and being revealed every time — was exhausting, humbling, and probably the best learning experience of my life. I discovered how complicated children are, how endlessly fascinating, how instinctive and savvy. I learned firsthand what it took to teach wisely and well, and how much teachers give in the course of a day. I was young, healthy and desperate to get home every day, only to collapse into a heap and nap. I was chronically, constantly tired.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009 Upholstery sale! Been eyeing the Crate & Barrel Tux chair or Tate bed? Well from now until Oct. 12 the purveyor of contemporary furniture is offering 15 percent off best-selling items, and up to 25 percent off on custom upholstered goods (www.crateandbarrel.com). METRO

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‘Real’ house for sale Danielle Staub, the most controversial figure on “Real Housewives of New Jersey” — or the franchise, period — has put her Jersey mansion for sale for $1,495,000, according to The Real Estalker. METRO

184 Kent: Renting luxury in historic Williamsburg

Despite tough market, the building prepares to lease nearly 350 units PERKS WILLIAMSThe 340 loft-style apartments will have 12- to 15-foot ceilings, high-end finishes and a washer and dryer. The building will have a 24hour doorman, full-service concierge and a 250-car garage with a valet for a fee. Apartment rents at 184 Kent will start at the $1,800 to $2,100 range.

Lobby at 184 Kent The two-level, 14,000-squarefoot amenity area will feature a library, fitness center overlooking the skyline, social lounge, children’s playroom, billiards room and TV lounge.

The developers of 184 Kent, the high-end rental building about to open in Williamsburg, will be hitting the streets of the Lower East Side in a van, looking to take well-to-do hipsters to the Brooklyn waterfront. They won’t actually be driv-

ing them there. But the idea is to troll for arty, young Lower East Side-type professionals where they live and hang out, parking the van, plastered in ads based on the quirky “Williamsburg Love” mock dating site, in front of popular clubs. “We’re looking at the Avalon Bowery project on

Chrystie Street in the Lower East Side as comparables,” says Jason Halpern, managing partner of the building’s owner, JMH Development. With rental prices at a 15 to 20 percent discount off Downtown Manhattan rents, “we think we will have a significant demand both from Manhattan and throughout Brooklyn,” Halpern says. The project, a conversion of a historic early-1900s industrial building, was originally supposed to go condo, but switched gears when the market turned. It is now getting ready to begin leasing its 340 loft apartments. “We think we will have it fully leased in eight to 10 months,” says Halpern, cit-

ing the smack-on-the-river location as a selling point. The most opulent amenity, shared by all the projects on the Williamsburg waterfront, including the Edge and Northside piers, is the view of the Manhattan skyline. But while the neighboring condo buildings are set back, not so for 184 Kent, which is cantilevered over the water, Halpern boasts. CONTRIBUTED BY

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