April 2, 2016 |
HOUSTON - During one summer when he was still a college basketball player, Jay Philippe returned home to the Bahamas and signed up for a men's league to keep himself sharp, only to make an odd discovery: The league's best player was not a man, not yet. Philippe was a 5-foot-10 point guard then, in the midst of a career that saw him play for two NAIA schools in the United States, but Buddy Hield was merely a middle-schooler, six years younger than...
April 1, 2016 |
HOUSTON - Every kid who ever makes it to a Final Four is living his dream. Buddy Hield's is just a little different. Or even a lot. He watched the Final Four growing up in the Bahamas, where he told his mom at a young age that he was going to be a pro. So naturally, that's how she started to introduce him, as a future NBA player. "I gave her the faith," he said. "She went with it, because she believed me. " It didn't matter that he was playing on outdoor courts in Freeport that was surrounded by palm trees and had crates for baskets.
October 3, 2015 |
Powerful, "extremely dangerous" Hurricane Joaquin slammed into one destination Thursday but left its next targets a mystery, stoking a storm of anxiety along the rain-soaked Eastern Seaboard. As Joaquin buffeted the Bahamas with winds of 130 m.p.h., Gov. Christie in New Jersey and his counterparts in Virginia and North Carolina declared states of emergency. Gov. Wolf stopped short of such a step but warned Pennsylvania residents to get ready and promised the state budget crisis would have no impact on any storm-aid efforts.
March 28, 2015 |
William Gray Warden III, 82, of Newtown Square, a business executive and sailor, died Wednesday, March 18, of causes related to aging at his second home in the Bahamas. A native of Haverford, Delaware County, Mr. Warden graduated from the Haverford School in 1950. While there, he played soccer and ran track. Four years later, Mr. Warden graduated from Williams College in Massachusetts and received a commission as a second lieutenant in the Air Force. He became a pilot and flew early-generation single-engine jets.
January 14, 2015 |
FORMER DOLPHINS fullback Rob Konrad is lucky to be alive. Last Thursday, Konrad, 38, who played for Miami from 1999-2004, ended up in the Atlantic after a wave hit his boat. Konrad, who had set off from Lighthouse Point, Fla., was fishing alone at the time and the craft was on autopilot. As the boat sped off without him he quickly realized he was in trouble. He was 27 miles from shore with no other boats in the area. So he did what any good Dolphin would do. He swam. Along the way, he said he encountered a circling shark and suffered numerous jellyfish stings before reaching Palm Beach, where he knocked on the door of an oceanfront home at 4:30 a.m. Friday.
August 3, 2014 |
DOWNINGTOWN native Zack Steffen was one of 18 players named a participant in the United States' U-23 camp from Sunday through Thursday in the Bahamas. Steffen, a 19-year-old rising sophomore at the University of Maryland, is one of just two goalkeepers on the roster. The Downingtown West High School product has been playing in the national team system since the U-14 level. The Union owns the homegrown rights to Steffen, should he at some point decide to turn pro and stay stateside.
July 11, 2014 |
REGULAR READERS know that nothing lifts Tattle from our Kardashian -induced koma than rich people fighting over rich-people things. While the rest of us are merely trying to keep our heads above water, anger is escalating in the Bahamas (even the anger is better there) in one of the island's wealthiest, most exclusive communities. It's probably only a matter of time before the mortar shells start flying. More than 100 people, including Sean Connery and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Nicholas Brady , have filed a legal complaint against the Bahamian government over an effort by eccentric fashion mogul Peter Nygard to redevelop his fire-damaged Mayan-themed compound in the Lyford Cay community.
June 4, 2014 |
HENRIETTA Warrick thought she'd like to be a mortician. She also thought she'd like to visit Switzerland. Although she did neither, Henrietta managed to live a full and adventurous life, from trekking through the jungles of Hawaii to visiting Mexico and the Bahamas. But maybe her most fun was line dancing at various venues in Philadelphia, and grooving to Led Zeppelin's "Hey, Hey What Can I Do?" In fact, that song was her ringtone. In other words, Henrietta was something of a free spirit, while also being a devoted family matriarch as mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
March 17, 2014 |
Police in the Bahamas are investigating the stabbing of a Berks County businessman found dead at an island resort. The body of Carl Yerger, 45, of Ruscombmanor, was discovered early Friday on the grounds of his hotel in Bimini, a popular deep-sea fishing destination 50 miles off the Florida coast. Royal Bahamas police said Saturday that Yerger had been stabbed multiple times and that four male suspects were in custody but had not yet been charged. Yerger's widow, Rebecca, said police told her her husband was killed in a random act of violence.
March 6, 2014 |
Hello there Teryn spent part of summer 2005 scoping out her future Drexel classmates on Facebook. The Burlington Township native quickly clicked through most profiles, but lingered over handsome, interesting Rob's. She even told her mom about the fellow rising freshman from Calvert County, Md. Mom's advice: "You should talk to him before all the other girls do. " Rob was similarly searching the Drexel-bound when Teryn's message appeared: "Do you want to meet in the cafeteria?"