March 15, 2014 |
Charles Lee McNew, 62, of Lower Gwynedd, an executive for a software company, died of a heart attack Wednesday, March 5, while vacationing in the Cayman Islands. Mr. McNew was there with his wife, the former Sharon DeLucy, and his sister, Suzanne Suchoski, to celebrate the couple's 42d wedding anniversary. While snorkeling with his sister at 2 p.m. March 4, just off Coconut Bay Villas in West Bay, Mr. McNew was stricken. At the time, his wife was on the beach. His sister swam him to the shore.
December 2, 2013 |
I wasn't sure if I was ready for my first kiss, but as the catamaran eased from the dock on Grand Cayman - heading deeper into the translucent, turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea - I felt a growing sense of excitement. The crewmen introduced themselves and ticked off the rules of the vessel. Captain Jack Sparrow wasn't among them, but there were other characters. "If you fall overboard, yell out your first and last name," said one. "Say it loudly and clearly, so we can cross you off the passenger list before we motor off!"
February 15, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Jack Lew, the nominee for Treasury secretary, said he was not aware that a personal investment involved a fund in the Cayman Islands and said he lost money when he sold the holding. Lew, selected by President Obama last month to succeed Timothy Geithner, responded to senators' questions about the investment and his work at Citigroup Inc. as he testified at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday. Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D, Mont.)
December 12, 2012
Singer's plane fell in nose-dive MEXICO CITY - The plane carrying Mexican American music superstar Jenni Rivera plunged almost vertically from more than 28,000 feet and hit the ground in a nose-dive at a speed that may have exceeded 600 m.p.h., Mexico's top transportation official said Tuesday. In the first detailed account of the moments leading up to the crash that killed Rivera and six other people, Secretary of Communications and Transportation Gerardo Ruiz Esparza told Radio Formula that the plane hit the ground 1.2 miles from where it began falling, meaning it plummeted at a nearly 45-degree angle.
October 11, 2011
Delaware Park Entries, Oct. 12 POST TIME: 1:15PM 1ST – $15,000, Maiden Claiming $10,000, 2YO, F (fillies), 1M&70yds 1 Half Buzzed (A Castellano, Jr.) 120 4/1 2 Popic (S Rook) 115 10/1 3 Run for Fun (S Bermudez) 120 12/1 4 Ray de Light (F Boyce) 120 3/1 5 Oneplayfullady (R Chiappe) 120 8/1 6 High Compression (J Rocco, Jr.) 120 2/1 7 Graeme Hall Belle (J Molina, Jr.) 120 12/1 8 Subvert (M Seifers) 113 12/1 9 Disco Sensation (R Santana, Jr.)
May 24, 2008 |
Byron R. Prusky, 72, of Penn Valley, a lawyer and certified public accountant, died of cancer yesterday at home. For more than 40 years, Mr. Prusky practiced law in the areas of tax planning, estate planning and employee benefits, and he was responsible for incorporating more than 500 small and medium-sized businesses. He participated in seminars on living trusts and estate planning, was a guest on the former WWDB-FM radio program Legal Perspectives, lectured extensively, and wrote articles in legal journals.
October 8, 2005 |
Hedge funds are famously secretive, using offshore tax havens to shelter their investments from public scrutiny. When the funds go bad, that can lead to international complications - as investors in troubled Philadelphia Alternative Asset Management Co. L.L.C. have learned since federal regulators seized the firm in June. A court-appointed receiver in Philadelphia is battling British investors; Cayman Island lawyers; and banks from France, Switzerland and the Netherlands over what's left of the $275 million invested since 2004 in three hedge funds run by the company from its former offices in King of Prussia and Toronto.
November 2, 2003 |
Liz McNaney was simply searching for local road races when she started running two years ago. The Upper Gwynedd Township resident was intrigued after learning about World Run Day, an international event designed to raise money for various charities with simultaneous races on one day. "I asked if there was a World Run Day in the Philly area," McNaney said. "They said, 'No, do you want to start one?' " Despite her inexperience in the sport and as a race administrator, that is what she did. McNaney and Michele Minnick are codirectors for the Philadelphia area's World Run Day, scheduled for the third straight year at North Penn High School next Sunday.
April 11, 2003 |
Vanguard Group has filed a civil fraud lawsuit against one of the world's largest banks, accusing Citibank of conspiring to sell Vanguard mutual funds $70 million of Enron Corp. bonds that turned out to be worthless. In a lawsuit filed in Chester County Court late Wednesday, Malvern-based Vanguard said Citibank "unjustly enriched itself" by setting up "complex financial schemes" in the Cayman Islands during the late 1990s. The point of the schemes, according to the suit, was to disguise Enron's mounting debts to Citibank as "normal" commodity investment accounts.