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September 10, 1986 | By Kevin Tatum, Inquirer Staff Writer
For Haddonfield's Stephanie Naticchia and 18 other South Jersey high school field hockey players, a July trip to Christchurch, on the southern tip of Barbados, was a learning experience in more ways than one. As members of the South Jersey field hockey touring squad, Naticchia and her teammates had been scheduled to compete against several teams in Europe, but because of the threat of terrorism, the excursion was detoured to Barbados. Under the guidance of Peggi Havens, head coach at Palmyra, the South Jersey squad left the island with a 4-2-2 record after its two-week stay.
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January 16, 2000 | By Joseph S. Kennedy, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
In the early 19th century, when there was little in the way of popular recreation, Barbadoes Island in the Schuylkill at Norristown passed as a resort of sorts. Scrapbooks and maps owned by the Historical Society of Montgomery County show that a small park was established at the north end of the 90-acre island in the first decade of that century. Although access to the island was by ferryboat only, horse racing and militia parades were held regularly during the summer months before 1820.
SPORTS
August 17, 2000 | By Mike Jensen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Maybe this one shouldn't have come as such a shock. The U.S. men's national soccer team may struggle at times, but all its players are professionals. Its opponent last night, Barbados, has a squad loaded with amateurs. Some of its players have construction jobs. Others work in the hotel industry. That helps to explain how the U.S. team gained its largest victory ever in World Cup qualifying, a 7-0 romp at Foxboro Stadium with goals by six different players. Barbados is more of a cricket country.
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November 15, 2000 | By Mike Jensen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The soccer field at National Stadium in Waterford, St. Michael, Barbados, is a pock-marked mess, grass optional. The Barbados national team, already eliminated from World Cup qualifying, is playing for nothing but a chance to regain some lost pride after getting squashed by the United States, 7-0, in August in Foxboro, Mass. For the U.S. national team, there is a lot more at stake today against Barbados (ESPN2, 2 p.m.). A defeat would be a real low point for U.S. soccer. It could eliminate the Americans from the qualifying round of the 2002 World Cup, causing them to miss the World Cup for the first time since 1986.
NEWS
November 1, 1992 | By Steve Stecklow, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
This is the problem with vacationing in the Caribbean: You spend a fortune getting there and sleeping there, and that's just the beginning. On most islands, a dinner for two can easily fetch $75 and end up being mediocre. Twenty minutes of water skiing - $30, if you're lucky. A fishing trip? You may have to withdraw from your IRA. In short, except for those rare individuals who admit they're not middle- class, but upper-class, and aren't lying, a Caribbean trip can be painfully expensive.
BUSINESS
February 24, 1988 | By Jeff Brown, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia-area businesses in need of foreign partners, suppliers or markets should look to the Caribbean rather than the Far East. That was the message yesterday as U.S. business executives and trade officials from several Caribbean nations addressed about 20 people during an all-day conference on Caribbean trade opportunities, conducted at the Rutgers University College Center in Camden. Several speakers said some U.S. businesspeople harbor misconceptions about the Caribbean that make them overlook opportunities there.
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February 3, 1991 | By Chuck Newman, Inquirer Staff Writer
For the first-time visitor to this pear-shaped paradise in the southeast corner of the Caribbean, the process of getting to Barbados may appear to be a you-can't-get-there-from-here exercise. But once you set foot on this island, after what can amount to nearly a full day of flights, it becomes clear that the arduous journey was worth the effort. It is not for nothing that they call Barbados "the pearl of the Caribbean. " It would, in fact, be difficult to hype the island's assets: endless white-sand beaches, rolling hills and jagged highlands, waving cane fields, quaint fishing villages, all set amid azure waters in a climate that varies little from perfection the year round.
SPORTS
November 16, 2000 | Daily News Wire Services
Just 27 minutes from possible World Cup elimination, the United States finally broke through. Clint Mathis scored the go-ahead goal and Earnie Stewart, Cobi Jones and Ante Razov tacked on scores as the United States defeated host Barbados yesterday, 4-0, and advanced to next year's regional finals of qualifying for the 2002 World Cup. "You've got to give a lot of credit to Barbados," Mathis said. "We knew the conditions were going to be a little bit rough. We were able to fight back and keep our composure and get some goals.
NEWS
September 22, 1991 | By Donald D. Groff, Special to The Inquirer
Amtrak's Auto-Train rates will increase Oct. 1 for the peak period of travel to Florida. The Auto-Train takes cars and their owners between Lorton, Va., just south of Washington, to Sanford, Fla., just north of Orlando. The one-way fare for adults and children over 16 goes to $155, up from $140. The fare for children goes to $78 from $70. The new one-way fares for vehicles are $175 southbound, $115 northbound. The lower northbound rate reflects the fact that more autos head south during that period; the auto rates reverse from Feb. 18 to June 15 with the tide of travelers heading north.
BUSINESS
January 9, 1992 | by Valerie M. Russ, Daily News Staff Writer
At age 12, Mercia Grassi was a member of John Wanamaker's teen fashion board and took part in the store's live TV commercials on Dick Clark's "American Bandstand. " She described the clothing the models wore. At age 22, she was the store's fashion director. Apparently, Grassi, a marketing professor at Drexel University, came by her passions for business and fashion through bloodlines. Her aunt was a member of Wanamaker's cadet corps, "a group of elegant young ladies" that old John Wanamaker "hand-picked" to be trained to give quality service to his customers.
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October 10, 2013 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ralph Dungan, 90, U.S. ambassador to Chile from 1964 to 1967 and New Jersey chancellor of higher education from 1967 to 1977, died Saturday, Oct. 5, at his home in St. John Parish, Barbados, of complications from surgery. "Ralph was a lifelong learner with an abiding sense of adventure and curiosity," daughter Jennifer wrote in notes accompanying his biography. "Ralph was a man of ideas and action who held compassion, education, and public service in the highest regard. " As chancellor, his job involved "overseeing Rutgers and all public colleges and universities in New Jersey," his niece Molly Rowley said.
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June 29, 2012 | By Darran Simon, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Sicklerville woman stabbed another woman during a fight over a man that started inside a Cinnaminson Wawa store and turned violent in the parking lot early Wednesday, according to township police. Kartelina Holt, 32, was charged with aggravated assault with a weapon and other weapons offenses. Holt and Ashley Anderson, 25, of Pennsauken, first fought in the store on the 2100 block of Church Road shortly before 7:30 a.m. "The fight was actually broken up. Everyone walked out on their own," Cinnaminson Detective Sgt. William Covert said.
TRAVEL
August 21, 2011 | By Roberta Sandler, For The Inquirer
My friend gave me good advice because she had been there, done that: Skip the lush landscape and beautiful beaches in Barbados - every Caribbean island has those - and instead visit two fascinating and historically important attractions in Barbados' capital city, Bridgetown. A week later, during its Exotic Southern Caribbean itinerary, my cruise ship (Celebrity Constellation) made port in Bridgetown, located in the parish of St. Michael on Barbados' southwest coast. With 80,000 people, this is the most densely populated of Barbados' 11 parishes, and it oozes with British history.
NEWS
October 24, 2010
David Thompson, 48, the prime minister of Barbados, died Saturday after a struggle with pancreatic cancer. Mr. Thompson, who became prime minister of the Caribbean nation of 270,000 in January 2008, died at his residence in St. Philip, according to a government statement. He had been ill since March and traveled to New York several times for treatment. In a radio address to the nation last month, he said he was reshuffling his cabinet to pass many of his duties to other ministers.
SPORTS
September 16, 2009 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Vernon Goodridge, a 6-foot-9 shot-blocker who played for La Salle last season after transferring from Mississippi State, has been ruled ineligible by the NCAA for what would have been his senior season for the Explorers, coach John Giannini said yesterday. According to Giannini, Goodridge, then 21, had played in an all-star game in 2005 before entering Mississippi State. According to NCAA rules, any organized competition in which a player competes after turning 21 counts as a year of eligibility.
NEWS
February 21, 2009 | By EMILY GUENDELSBERGER guendee@phillynews.com Daily News wire services contributed to this report
IF YOU HAVE an Internet connection, you've probably seen the leaked police picture of Rihanna's battered face after she allegedly was beaten by then-boyfriend Chris Brown on Feb. 8. And man - if that picture doesn't make people stop thinking domestic-violence jokes are ironic or cute, SatTatt doesn't know if there's hope for us as a species. The photograph, which police say had been kept under very tight wraps, somehow meandered out of the LAPD files and onto TMZ.com at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday.
NEWS
July 2, 2008 | By Stephan Salisbury, Inquirer Culture Writer
Robert Venable most likely came to Philadelphia a slave, shipped from Barbados as a little boy and ultimately bought and used by merchant Hugh Donaldson in the late 1740s. But by the time of the Revolutionary War, when Venable moved into a small house at 79 N. Sixth St., he was a free man, manumitted by Donaldson in an act of generosity Venable would never forget. His was a momentous move at a momentous time to an extraordinary part of the city - the block where the National Constitution Center now stands, which two centuries ago buzzed with the birth of free black America.
SPORTS
March 27, 2008 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Tyreke Evans of American Christian scored 21 points last night to help the East defeat the West, 107-102, in the McDonald's All-American Game at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee. Evans, a 6-foot-6 guard from Chester, also had nine rebounds, five assists and two steals in the game showcasing the nation's top 24 seniors. He was named the game's MVP. Evans has narrowed his college choices to Villanova, Memphis, Louisville, Connecticut and Texas. He plans to announce his decision April 16. Golf Tiger Woods yesterday explained his profanity-laced tirade at a photographer on Sunday during the final round of the World Golf Championship in Doral, Fla. The world's No. 1 golfer had reacted sharply when he was interrupted on his backswing by the clicking of a camera.
NEWS
October 7, 2004 | By Tirdad Derakhshani INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Rumor became reality Tuesday night as Tiger Woods, 28, the Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart of the golf course, wed his girlfriend, Elin Nordegren, 24, at an exclusive Barbados resort, against a sublime Caribbean sunset which, according to the poets at the Associated Press, "painted a spectacular array of colors across the sky. " Oprah Winfrey was there to drink in the majestic poetry, as were NBA giants Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley, along with...
SPORTS
November 16, 2000 | Daily News Wire Services
Just 27 minutes from possible World Cup elimination, the United States finally broke through. Clint Mathis scored the go-ahead goal and Earnie Stewart, Cobi Jones and Ante Razov tacked on scores as the United States defeated host Barbados yesterday, 4-0, and advanced to next year's regional finals of qualifying for the 2002 World Cup. "You've got to give a lot of credit to Barbados," Mathis said. "We knew the conditions were going to be a little bit rough. We were able to fight back and keep our composure and get some goals.
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