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June 9, 2012 | The Inquirer Staff
Carlos Bocanegra, Clint Dempsey, and Herculez Gomez scored as the United States opened World Cup qualifying with a somewhat shaky, 3-1 victory over Antigua and Barbuda in Tampa, Fla., on Friday night. Bocanegra put the Americans ahead in the eighth minute, tapping the ball into the net after goalkeeper Molvin James made a diving save of Gomez's header off Landon Donovan's corner kick. Dempsey's goal came from a penalty kick in the 44th minute after Marvin McCoy upended Donovan.
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October 13, 1998 | By W. Speers This report contains material from the Associated Press, Reuters, New York Post, New York Daily News, Washington Post, People, Star, Daily Mirror and Wall of Sound
A $6.5 million addiction rehab center funded by Eric Clapton will open today on Antigua, a tiny isle about 300 miles southeast of Puerto Rico. The 36-bed Crossroads Centre of Antigua will offer a 29-day drug- and alcohol-abuse recovery program for $9,000, but, says administrator Anne Vance, "no one will be turned away" because they can't pay. She says foundations have been formed to give financial aid. Vance, who worked for 11 years at the Betty...
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June 25, 1989 | By Robert Zausner, Inquirer Staff Writer
There we were, newly arrived on this Caribbean island and already relaxing on our personal, secluded beach. It was deserted, so we could even go skinny- dipping if we wanted to. We wanted to. We were well rested, having grabbed a few pillows and stretched out on our private jet for a snooze on the way down. Shortly after landing, we hopped into a convertible and went right to the hotel, where we were served cold drinks. All gratis, of course. No, I'm not some rich cat who owns a jet, a hotel and miles of beach property.
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August 28, 2002 | By Chris Mondics INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
Three years ago, Texas investment mogul R. Allen Stanford became embroiled in a bitter dispute with U.S. authorities who said he was using his financial and political clout to subvert banking laws in Antigua, threatening to make that impoverished island nation a haven for money launderers. When Antiguan officials promised to clean up their laws, and Stanford stepped down from an agency that regulated his own offshore bank, U.S. officials backed off and the conflict died down. Now, Stanford and employees of his real estate and banking firm, which has assets of nearly $14 billion, have become major contributors to Sen. Robert G. Torricelli's legal defense fund.
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March 31, 1991 | By Sara M. Lomax, Special to The Inquirer
It was story hour at Bryn Mawr College. Jamaica Kincaid stood, chin to chest, poring over her latest work, Lucy, as she revealed her fictionalized self to more than 350 listeners. Maybe it was her willowy 5-foot, 11-inch frame filling the gothic hall, or the lilting West Indian accent that held the crowd rapt for the hourlong reading at Thomas Library in the Great Hall. Whatever it was, Kincaid, 42, a native of Antigua, created an aura that left some wanting more. "I'm going to go out to get some of her books tomorrow," said Michelle Wilkinson, a Bryn Mawr sophomore majoring in comparative literature, after the Wednesday night reading.
SPORTS
October 11, 2012 | Daily News Wire Reports
LANDON DONOVAN will not play for the U.S. team in a pair of upcoming World Cup qualifying matches because of an injured left knee, adding to what will be a pressure-filled few days for the Americans. U.S. Soccer said Tuesday that Donovan - who has more goals and starting caps than any other player - will likely not be replaced on what was a 24-man roster for the upcoming qualifiers, first on Friday on the road against Antigua and Barbuda, then in Kansas City on Oct. 16 against Guatemala.
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April 7, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
BRENNAN O'DONNELL had to travel more than 3,000 miles to get a better understanding of life in the Philadelphia area. For the last four years, O'Donnell, 17, has devoted one week of his summer to building houses in Antigua, Guatemala, through Teenagers Inc., a youth service organization based in Chestnut Hill. "I never understood how blessed I am, how much I have in my life," O'Donnell, a senior at La Salle College High School said. "I never realized how hard my parents worked to get me in [La Salle]
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January 18, 1998 | By Suzanne Gordon, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A putrid smell seeped through the plane's air-conditioning vents and the pilot quickly retracted the landing gear as we winged our way from Antigua to this Caribbean paradise. "We may have a hydraulic leak and the engines could catch on fire," announced the flight attendant with no hint of emotion. So even though Guadeloupe, our stopover destination, was right below us, the plane turned around, and back we went to Antigua, where the airline's mechanics were based. My life started to flash before my eyes, but the stewardess had only one thought in mind: It was already mid-afternoon and she wanted to be home by 5. "So cross your fingers!"
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October 13, 1998 | By Francesca Chapman Daily News wire services contributed to this report
Here's a Tattle travel tip: If you've gotta go dry out someplace, let us recommend Eric Clapton's brand-new rehab center on the sunny isle of Antigua, which opens today. The famous guitarist has underwritten the 36-bed Crossroads Centre of Antigua to the tune of $6.5 million, and put a veteran adminstrator from Southern California's illustrious Betty Ford Center in charge. Clapton, who knows a few things about beating drug and alcohol addiction, has a seaside home not far from the center.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 22, 1988 | By Sue Chastain, Inquirer Staff Writer
The New York Cafe Theater, a showcase for the performing arts in Germantown that has been closed since January, will reopen tomorrow with the popular rhythm-and-blues band the Dukes of Destiny. Also on tomorrow's bill will be the Millionaires and comic Ruby Klutch-Doktari, who has appeared on the Howard Stern TV show and is featured regularly at the Comedy Factory Outlet. According to owner Harold Wolfe, the cafe theater has featured plays and musical acts in the past, but he's attempting to diversify its program.
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April 7, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
BRENNAN O'DONNELL had to travel more than 3,000 miles to get a better understanding of life in the Philadelphia area. For the last four years, O'Donnell, 17, has devoted one week of his summer to building houses in Antigua, Guatemala, through Teenagers Inc., a youth service organization based in Chestnut Hill. "I never understood how blessed I am, how much I have in my life," O'Donnell, a senior at La Salle College High School said. "I never realized how hard my parents worked to get me in [La Salle]
SPORTS
October 11, 2012 | Daily News Wire Reports
LANDON DONOVAN will not play for the U.S. team in a pair of upcoming World Cup qualifying matches because of an injured left knee, adding to what will be a pressure-filled few days for the Americans. U.S. Soccer said Tuesday that Donovan - who has more goals and starting caps than any other player - will likely not be replaced on what was a 24-man roster for the upcoming qualifiers, first on Friday on the road against Antigua and Barbuda, then in Kansas City on Oct. 16 against Guatemala.
SPORTS
June 9, 2012 | The Inquirer Staff
Carlos Bocanegra, Clint Dempsey, and Herculez Gomez scored as the United States opened World Cup qualifying with a somewhat shaky, 3-1 victory over Antigua and Barbuda in Tampa, Fla., on Friday night. Bocanegra put the Americans ahead in the eighth minute, tapping the ball into the net after goalkeeper Molvin James made a diving save of Gomez's header off Landon Donovan's corner kick. Dempsey's goal came from a penalty kick in the 44th minute after Marvin McCoy upended Donovan.
TRAVEL
March 20, 2011 | Kathleen Stevens, For The Inquirer
Most visitors spend a day or two in the small city of Antigua Guatemala, then move on. My husband and I, attracted by Antigua's mild temperatures and sunshine, planned to stay for eight days. We wondered whether we would grow bored. The answer was a resounding no. Our hotel set a promising note for our visit. Behind the high wall at Quinta de las Flores we found two acres of cobbled courtyard filled with blooming gardens and bubbling fountains. Our comfortable casita , complete with living room and kitchen, was furnished with colorful Guatemalan furniture.
NEWS
December 3, 2006 | By David Swanson FOR THE INQUIRER
Headed to the Caribbean this year? Tens of thousands of people leaving from Philadelphia International Airport are. Here's the rundown on what's noteworthy and what's new. Anguilla is ideal for those seeking peace and quiet, easygoing islanders, fine restaurants, and spectacular white-sand beaches, all of which makes it a big hit with celebs who can afford the often-high price tag. Its undistinguished hills are splotched with scrub, outlined by...
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August 28, 2002 | By Chris Mondics INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
Three years ago, Texas investment mogul R. Allen Stanford became embroiled in a bitter dispute with U.S. authorities who said he was using his financial and political clout to subvert banking laws in Antigua, threatening to make that impoverished island nation a haven for money launderers. When Antiguan officials promised to clean up their laws, and Stanford stepped down from an agency that regulated his own offshore bank, U.S. officials backed off and the conflict died down. Now, Stanford and employees of his real estate and banking firm, which has assets of nearly $14 billion, have become major contributors to Sen. Robert G. Torricelli's legal defense fund.
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October 29, 2000 | By David Aldrich, FOR THE INQUIRER
Horatio Nelson served on the Caribbean island of Antigua from 1784 to 1787. In his letters, he described the place as "vile," "barbarous" and "a hole. " Apparently future admirals of the British Empire didn't snorkel, sunbathe or watch ocean sunsets while nursing drinks with little umbrellas. Today's visitor comes home with more favorable reports. Average winter temperatures on this 10-by-16-mile island range from 70 to 85 degrees, cooling trade winds blow constantly, and there are so many beaches that a person could swim at a different one each day for a year.
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June 30, 2000 | By Mike Jensen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When Steve Claxton moved to New York from his native Antigua on his 20th birthday, he was a soccer player and a cricket player. But he quickly found the "city game. " "I fell in love with basketball," Claxton said yesterday in a telephone interview after his son, Craig "Speedy" Claxton, was introduced as the 76ers' first-round NBA draft pick. Steve Claxton's girlfriend had come from Antigua, too. "We would go to Harlem on dates and see the Rucker League," Claxton said, referring to New York's famous summer league.
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October 13, 1998 | By Francesca Chapman Daily News wire services contributed to this report
Here's a Tattle travel tip: If you've gotta go dry out someplace, let us recommend Eric Clapton's brand-new rehab center on the sunny isle of Antigua, which opens today. The famous guitarist has underwritten the 36-bed Crossroads Centre of Antigua to the tune of $6.5 million, and put a veteran adminstrator from Southern California's illustrious Betty Ford Center in charge. Clapton, who knows a few things about beating drug and alcohol addiction, has a seaside home not far from the center.
LIVING
October 13, 1998 | By W. Speers This report contains material from the Associated Press, Reuters, New York Post, New York Daily News, Washington Post, People, Star, Daily Mirror and Wall of Sound
A $6.5 million addiction rehab center funded by Eric Clapton will open today on Antigua, a tiny isle about 300 miles southeast of Puerto Rico. The 36-bed Crossroads Centre of Antigua will offer a 29-day drug- and alcohol-abuse recovery program for $9,000, but, says administrator Anne Vance, "no one will be turned away" because they can't pay. She says foundations have been formed to give financial aid. Vance, who worked for 11 years at the Betty...
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