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November 26, 1991 | By Valerie Reitman, Inquirer Staff Writer
For the third consecutive year, Commodore International Ltd. yesterday held its annual shareholder meeting in a posh Bahamian country club near the home of its chairman and largest shareholder, Irving Gould. But the distance and expense of getting to the meeting on the island in the Atlantic during a holiday week didn't stop a handful of small shareholders of the West Chester company - mostly zealous users of Commodore's Amiga computer - from attending. "If Gould wants to shut users out, the next meeting's going to have to be in Siberia," Edward Gee, of Havertown, a medical-equipment technician, said before the meeting at the Lyford Cay Club.
SPORTS
January 4, 1991 | By Frank Lawlor, Inquirer Staff Writer
When he recruits basketball players for his Ursinus College men's team, coach Al Angelos makes sure to mention the one far-flung holiday tournament that school officials have promised him and his team every four years. When he talks to would-be Division III players in the future, the team's recent weeklong appearance at the Nassau Sunshine Shootout in the Bahamas will merit more than a mention. The Ursinus players came home with more than suntans. Even Angelos was surprised as his team advanced through the eight-team field before losing the tournament finale Dec. 23 to Central Missouri State, one of the top-ranked Division II teams in the country.
NEWS
November 1, 1987 | By Sarah Bird Wright, Special to The Inquirer
Competition for the accolade of the most idyllic outpost in the Bahamas is stiff, but for tranquil, shallow waters, Lilliputian villages with an 18th- century flavor and unspoiled sun-drenched beaches, the Abacos win hands down. The Abacos are a group of islands and cays forming a boomerang shape around the Sea of Abaco about 180 miles east of Fort Lauderdale. Low-lying, with sand fine enough for egg-timers and water averaging 6 to 12 feet in most places between the islands, they have escaped excessive commercial development.
NEWS
March 17, 2014 | By Mike Newall, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
September 8, 1988 | By Carl M. Cannon, Inquirer Washington Bureau
Four prominent Republicans in George Bush's presidential campaign worked for a firm that promised a "back channel relationship" between the Reagan administration and the Bahamas at a time when U.S. officials suspected Bahamian leaders of accepting payoffs from drug traffickers. A 1984 memo made available by a Democratic congressman from Ohio tells how the lobbying and political consulting firm of Black, Manafort & Stone proposed - for an $800,000 fee - to improve the standing in Washington of the Bahamas and its president, Lynden O. Pindling, who was believed by U.S. drug officials to be taking bribes from Latin American drug traffickers.
TRAVEL
December 16, 2013 | By Catherine Van Brunschot, For The Inquirer
FREEPORT, Bahamas - When did choosing the winter escape for your modern family get to be such a challenging proposition? It seems there was a time when the ideal sunshine getaway was a simple triangulation of travel budget, holiday allocation, and beckoning beach. But with your family tree sprouting in new directions, training all those branches in a singular route to the sun poses a serious test to your role as head arborist. Sure, the 17-year-old is content to toast on the beach and shop for eye candy.
NEWS
August 24, 1990 | By Nathan Gorenstein, Inquirer Staff Writer
After dodging rush-hour traffic to recover $500,000 worth of Wawa convenience store money orders from a busy highway, Joe Manko figured he'd get a reward. And his co-workers guessed it would be a year's supply of free coffees. Instead, Wawa executives yesterday drove Manko to corporate headquarters in Wawa and announced that his quick thinking and agile driving - not to mention his honesty - were being rewarded with an all-expenses paid, week-long trip to the Bahamas. A padlocked bag containing American Express money orders fell off a company distribution truck shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday.
NEWS
July 11, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
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.
NEWS
March 24, 1987 | By Donna Rosenthal, Special to The Inquirer
A shark may be able to smell blood a quarter-mile away. But Universal Studio executives can smell profits more than a quarter-year away - all the way to July 3, the opening date set for Jaws: The Revenge. A cast and crew of 125 are battling a backbreaking production schedule, stormy weather and "rebellious" mechanical monsters in an effort to wrap filming - six shooting days on Martha's Vineyard, at least 41 in the Bahamas and 10 in Los Angeles - by the end of April. If the film is completed on time, the two years of work it usually takes to move a major movie from idea to screen will have been compressed into a frantic nine months.
SPORTS
August 10, 1991 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Fresh from a three-night jaunt to a luxury hotel in Miami, the U.S. men's basketball team answered critics of the trip with another display of excess. As if to show that the vacation from the Pan-American Games athletes' village was worth it, the U.S. team pounded a little squad from the Bahamas, 116-58, last night. The victory, which gave the Americans a 4-0 record, meant nothing to them in the tournament, since they had already clinched the top spot in their pool. But the win was impressive, from the 18-0 streak at the start to the reverse two-handed dunk at the buzzer by Walt Williams.
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April 2, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, SPORTS COLUMNIST
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...
SPORTS
April 1, 2016 | By Mike Kern, STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
October 3, 2015 | By Anthony R. Wood, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
March 28, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
January 14, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
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.
SPORTS
August 3, 2014 | By Jake Kaplan, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
July 11, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
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.
NEWS
June 4, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
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.
NEWS
March 17, 2014 | By Mike Newall, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 2014 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
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?"
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