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July 29, 2005
THERE can be only one response from the citizens of the United States to the Holloway tragedy in Aruba: boycott the island. It has demonstrated it is not only incapable of protecting our citizens from its predators, but is equally inept in prosecuting a heinous crime. I encourage all citizens to make no future plans, and cancel any current plans. Those there, we wish you a safe return. Those not there and thinking about going there: stop. We must remain united. Not only am I asking the citizens of the United States, but I'm also petitioning the citizens of the world community to demonstrate their concern for the safety of a traveling friend who has come within one's borders, to enjoy life, bring commerce, only to become indignantly mistreated with a miscarriage of justice.
NEWS
August 8, 2005
RE THE LETTER from Michele Biddle of Folcroft on Aruba: You say "one girl goes missing and everyone is upset. " That is the most heartless thing I have ever heard. Someone's daughter is ripped from their lives and you're wondering why people are upset? And you say there's "no evidence" because there's no body? What about all the witness accounts and coverup by the government? Officials blatantly ignored or disregarded any evidence or tips leading to Natalie. They should have kept those boys from day one. Instead they chose to let a week go by before even questioning them or taking any evidence from their homes.
NEWS
May 9, 2004 | By Lucille DiPaolo FOR THE INQUIRER
Ever since my daughter moved away from home to pursue her career, we've tried to think of ways to remain close and continue to bond. I've found the perfect solution. Every year we meet at a different place for a mother-daughter getaway. We always have fabulous times together. But this year, our vacation in Aruba exceeded all expectations. I've reached a point in my life where I realize that now is the time to fulfill my dreams. Maybe it's a midlife crisis, or maybe it's because I recently lost my parents, but I'm ready for new adventures.
NEWS
November 26, 2011 | By Dilma Arends Geerman, Associated Press
ORANJESTAD, Aruba - A U.S. businessman suspected in the August disappearance and presumed death of his traveling companion in Aruba must be released from jail next week and will be free to leave the island, a judge ruled Friday. Gary Giordano, 50, an employment agency owner from Gaithersburg, Md., is scheduled to be freed Tuesday without any conditions. He has spent nearly four months in custody while investigators have sought more time to gather and evaluate evidence in the death of Robyn Gardner, 35, of Frederick, Md. Gardner is presumed dead, but her body has not been found.
NEWS
September 17, 2007 | By Patricia Mans FOR THE INQUIRER
Intelligent and well-spoken, 10-year-old E'vazsa has the vocabulary of an older child. A bright-eyed youngster with a charming smile, she has a variety of interests and enjoys talking about them. Swimming, video games and going to the mall are among her favorite activities. She also likes spending time with her friends while they watch baseball and playing with the dog in her foster care home. In the fifth grade, E'vazsa is a good student and is proud of how well she does academically.
LIVING
March 16, 1986 | By Henri Sault, Inquirer Coins Writer
When Aruba achieved commonwealth status Jan. 1, it established a parliament, drew up a constitution and issued its own coinage. The Caribbean island had been under Dutch rule since 1636, and its first commonwealth coinage, struck by the Royal Dutch Mint, has been offered to collectors. A six-coin mint set, in nickel-bonded steel and in uncirculated condition, includes the florin and 2 1/2-florin coins and 5-, 10-, 25- and 50-cent coins. A mint medallion is included in each set, and all coins bear the Utrecht mint mark.
NEWS
August 19, 2011 | By Ben Fox, Associated Press
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A Maryland man detained in Aruba in the presumed death of his travel partner had an accidental-death insurance policy on her for $1.5 million and sought to claim the money two days after reporting her missing, a person who provided information to the investigation has told the Associated Press. The details of the policy obtained by Gary V. Giordano before his trip to Aruba may help explain why he has been detained on suspicion of involvement in the death of Robyn Gardner, 35, of Frederick, Md., during their getaway to the Dutch Caribbean island.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 31, 1995 | By Jack Lloyd, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Holly Faris left her job as an Atlantic City casino-hotel waitress a few years ago, heading for Baltimore. She landed in Aruba, where she became an entertainment star. Now she's back in Atlantic City - somewhat better known this time. Faris is costarring in a new show that opened this week at Trump's Castle: Unforgettables. The performer has hit pay dirt as a stand-up comic with an arsenal of impressions that includes Tina Turner, Cher, Bette Midler, Marilyn Monroe, Barbara Streisand, Dionne Warwick, Madonna, Liza Minnelli, Joan Rivers and Carol Channing.
SPORTS
August 7, 2003 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Upper Darby beat San Nicolas of Aruba, 3-2, last night in the opening round of the Little League Junior Softball World Series. The Upper Darby team scored twice in the bottom of the second inning, with Colleen Orsborn's sacrifice fly the key blow. Upper Darby, representing the East, will play three more games against teams in Pool A: Midway, Texas, representing the Southwest; Layritz, B.C., representing Canada; and Beaverton, Ore., the host team. Upper Darby will meet Layritz today at 5 p.m. Philadelphia time.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 11, 2014 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Hello there Her Match.com profile revealed a woman as passionate about fitness, food and career as he was. When Adam read that Jodi also shared his love of dogs, there was no way he couldn't message her. The man from Ithaca, N.Y., who then lived in Northeast Philadelphia, and the woman from Manalapan, N.J., then living in Roxborough, e-mailed and chatted on the phone a bit, when Jodi suggested they just meet up, already. Adam, who manages Le Meridien Philadelphia's events and beverage program, and Jodi, who teaches third grade at Kensington's Hunter Elementary, met face to face at Manayunk Brew Pub in March 2012.
SPORTS
April 19, 2013 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
THE EAGLES started their voluntary offseason strength and conditioning program on April 1, which, as luck would have it, happened to be just 2 days after Danny Watkins got married. If Andy Reid, who selected Watkins with the 23rd overall pick in the draft 2 years ago, still was the Eagles' head coach, and if Watkins had lived up to first-round expectations the last two seasons, he almost certainly would've headed to Aruba rather than South Philadelphia. But Reid was canned on Dec. 31 and Watkins, who started just six games last season, is perilously close to joining the Eagles' long, long list of first-round draft busts.
SPORTS
August 8, 2012
For the third straight year, the Temple men's gymnastics team has placed in the top two for highest grade-point average among all men's gymnastics programs in the nation. The Owls registered a GPA of 3.479. Only ECAC-rival William & Mary had a higher average at 3.530. The Owls' Chris Mooney and Blake Collins were among six gymnasts in the nation to be designated Academic all-American Scholar Athletes based on all four years of eligibility. Thirteen other Temple gymnasts were also named all-American Scholar Athletes by the College Gymnastics Association.
NEWS
January 13, 2012
BIRMINGHAM, ALA. - In a hearing scheduled months ago, a judge yesterday declared Natalee Holloway dead, more than six years after the teenager vanished during a graduation trip to the Caribbean island of Aruba. Holloway disappeared in Aruba on May 30, 2005. The 18-year-old was last seen leaving a bar with Joran van der Sloot. Her body was never found. Van der Sloot pleaded guilty Wednesday in Peru to the 2010 murder of a woman he met at a casino in Lima. - Associated Press
TRAVEL
December 25, 2011
The Caribbean isn't known to be cheap, but you can stretch your dollar on these islands, shermanstravel.com says. Look for all-inclusives or locally owned villas and inns. 1. Aruba 2. The Bahamas 3. Dominican Republic 4. Jamaica 5. Montserrat 6. Puerto Rico 7. St. Kitts 8. St. Maarten 9. Trinidad & Tobago 10. St. Thomas, USVI
NEWS
November 27, 2011 | By Dilma Arends Geerman, Associated Press
ORANJESTAD, Aruba - A U.S. businessman suspected in the August disappearance and presumed death of his traveling companion in Aruba must be released from jail next week and will be free to leave the island, a judge ruled Friday. Gary Giordano, 50, an employment agency owner from Gaithersburg, Md., is scheduled to be freed Tuesday without any conditions. He has spent nearly four months in custody while investigators have sought more time to gather and evaluate evidence in the death of Robyn Gardner, 35, of Frederick, Md. Gardner is presumed dead, but her body has not been found.
TRAVEL
August 28, 2011
Beach Getaways Looking for a quick beach getaway? Shermans Travel at shermanstravel.com offers this list of locations that are served by short, direct flights from the East or West Coasts, so you can be on the sand by lunchtime. 1. Aruba 2. Barbados 3. Key West 4. Oahu, Hawaii 5. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos 6. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 7. Rincon, Puerto Rico 8. San José del Cabo, Mexico 9. St. Lucia 10. St. Martin
SPORTS
August 21, 2011 | Associated Press
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Alex Garbrick held Cumberland, R.I., to three hits before reaching his pitch-count limit, and Wyatt Koch added a key two-out RBI single in the fifth to lift Clinton County, Pa., to a 2-0 victory at the Little League World Series on Saturday night. A night after a tension-filled loss to Kentucky, the hometown favorites rebounded before another partisan crowd at Lamade Stadium. Rhode Island had the tying run at the plate in the sixth but didn't plate it and was eliminated.
SPORTS
August 19, 2011 | Associated Press
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Cole McKenzie had a two-run double and Billings, Mont., overcame three solo homers by Rapid City, S.D., in a 6-4 victory Thursday in the Little League World Series. The boys from Billings won in the first appearance by a Montana team on Little League's biggest stage. McKenzie's double followed Connor Kieckbusch's two-run single to highlight a five-run fourth. McKenzie allowed six hits over five innings, and Sean Jones pitched a scoreless sixth for the save.
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