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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
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
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
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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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?"
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.
SPORTS
December 3, 2013 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
The venue doesn't matter much. You can find out about your team at Madison Square Garden (as Drexel did last week) or in a converted ballroom at a modern-swank resort in the Bahamas, as Villanova just did. Let a television network put together a big field, break out the balls. November hoops counts, big-time, often presenting the very best chance to show the NCAA tournament selection committee your worthiness. On the surface, the Wildcats just found out they could beat the No. 2 team in the nation late one night and come from 15 down in the second half against the No. 23 team on the next.
NEWS
November 6, 2013 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gordon Chaplin felt as though he had come home. There in the library of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University - notwithstanding the stern, Victorian visages staring down from the walls - he was surrounded by the stuff of his childhood memories. Fish collected by Chaplin and his father, Charles, from whom he would grow so distant, floated in specimen jars. Drawings from the seminal book of Bahamian fishes written by the elder Chaplin and former Academy curator James Böhlke were on display.
SPORTS
January 6, 2013 | Daily News Wire Services
With the ink not even dry on the New York Jets' dreadful season, Rex Ryan fled to the Bahamas only to be photographed lounging poolside at a resort hotel, book in hand, with an interesting tattoo gracing his right biceps. It showed his wife, Michelle, wearing an unmistakably green Jets jersey emblazoned with the unmistakable No. 6 of embattled quarterback Mark Sanchez. And nothing else. The * * * 
SPORTS
November 23, 2012 | Associated Press
Trevin Harris scored 16 points Thursday as Pacific held on to hand Xavier its first defeat: a 70-67 loss in the DirecTV Classic opener in Anaheim, Calif. Travis Fulton and Tony Gill each scored 10 points for the Tigers (2-2) to lead Pacific's 28-2 advantage in bench scoring. Semaj Christian had 18 points and six assists to lead the Musketeers (3-1). Xavier trailed, 70-61, with 20 seconds to play. Three-pointers by Dee Davis and Justin Martin helped the Musketeers get within three points, but that would be it. The Musketeers scored the first nine points, but the Tigers pulled even at 13 and led 32-30 at the break and never looked back.
NEWS
April 15, 2012
10 lose candidacy in Egypt election CAIRO - The head of Egypt's election commission says 10 presidential candidates, including the country's former spy chief and key Islamists, have been disqualified from running. Farouk Sultan, the head of the Supreme Presidential Election Commission, said Saturday that those excluded include Hosni Mubarak's former spy chief Omar Suleiman, Muslim Brotherhood chief strategist Khairat el-Shater, and hard-line lawyer-turned-preacher Hazem Abu Ismail.
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