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?"
December 16, 2013 |
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.
December 3, 2013 |
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.
November 6, 2013 |
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.
January 6, 2013 |
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 * * *