September 30, 2005
I HAVE BEEN following the Natalee Holloway case closely since day one. I met my Aruban wife there 20 years ago. My heart as well as my wife's and every Aruban's goes out to Natalee's family. We all wish this nightmare could go away and Natalee to be home safe with her family. Almost every Aruban opened up their hearts and homes to Beth Twitty and Natalee's father, Dave. They have done eveything possible to find her. Were mistakes made in the beginning? Maybe. Mistakes are made in many missing persons cases even in a sophisticated country like ours.
August 16, 2011
Aruban judge detains American ORANJESTAD, Aruba - A judge ruled Monday that Aruban prosecutors had enough evidence against an American tourist to continue holding him while they investigate the disappearance of his travel companion. Police led businessman Gary V. Giordano, 50, into a van to be taken to jail after the closed hearing inside the police station where he has been held since he was arrested while trying to leave the Dutch Caribbean island. Prosecutors had submitted two requests to extend his detention for eight days each.
December 14, 2008 |
Signing up for a half-day jeep tour of Aruba didn't seem like a particularly risky thing to do. It had been raining for days, thanks to a hurricane hundreds of miles offshore. When it was finally nice enough to go to the beach, the strong waves knocked me off my feet. My friend, Diane, and I had exhausted shopping. So a jeep tour of the island seemed like a nice diversion. Who knew it would turn out to be the ride of my life? Fourteen of us climbed into four jeeps. Diane and I rode with the tour leader, Raymond, a native Aruban who had completed his required military service and his university education in Amsterdam.
March 22, 2010 |
Divers in Aruba began searching Saturday for any signs of a submerged skeleton possibly photographed by a snorkeling Lancaster County woman. Investigators hope the photograph might be a break in the much-publicized disappearance of Natalee Holloway, an Alabama high school student who disappeared during a graduation trip in 2005. The initial search found nothing significant, so authorities are hoping the FBI can get Patti Muldowney, and her husband, John, to help pinpoint the location, Aruba's deputy police chief, Adolpho Richardson, told the Birmingham (Ala.
August 13, 2002 |
USA Basketball privately has approached Michael Jordan about joining the American team that will participate the FIBA World Basketball Championships in Indianapolis, the Chicago Tribune reported yesterday. The team will open training camp Friday in San Francisco. The USA's first game is Aug. 29, against Algeria. Committee insiders told the Tribune they believe it is a longshot that Jordan would be interested in playing. But they approached him with the thought that his participation could lead to a possible appearance in the 2004 Olympic Games in Greece.
June 23, 2011 |
EAST FALLS native David Bar Katz has signed a deal with Showtime to co-write and executive-produce a half-hour comedy called "Sober Coach. " Katz pitched the show with Denis Leary , who will produce it. Katz tells us it's about an "out-of-control addict who hires a former addict to move in with him and babysit him. " He says the pair have "an 'Odd Couple' relationship. " The son of reformed playboy Harry Jay Katz , David's credits include "House of Buggin' " on Fox; the theatrical and HBO show "Freak," both collaborations with John Leguizamo , and the play, "The History of Invulnerability.
September 21, 1996 |
To hear Calvin Maduro tell it, the Phillies ought to send a fleet of planes to Aruba today - and pick up the entire population. "I talked to my mom last night," the Phillies rookie pitcher said before last night's 5-2 loss to the Mets at Veterans Stadium. "She says when the Phillies are playing, there are no cars on the street. It's real quiet. " You ought to be able to hear a coconut drop tomorrow then, when Maduro makes island history as the first Aruban pitcher to start a major league game.
April 28, 2007 |
Panel wants Tillman documents A congressional committee yesterday requested documents from the White House and Pentagon describing how and when the Bush administration learned the circumstances of Army Ranger Pat Tillman's death. The House Oversight Committee is investigating why Tillman's family and the public were misled about the circumstances of his death. New search in Holloway mystery Dutch police yesterday searched the yard of a one-time suspect in the disappearance of American teenager Natalee Holloway, the Aruban prosecutors' office said.
May 15, 1990 |
If you sail off this year to the sunny Caribbean, you may find yourself in an island paradise - sipping Philadelphia water. An oil company across the Delaware River has begun shipping millions of gallons of untreated river water to the popular tourist destination of Aruba. The island, in the Netherlands Antilles, is having serious problems with its drinking water supply. So about one-fifth of that supply now comes from an industrialized stretch of the Delaware River near Philadelphia International Airport.