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June 8, 1998 | Daily News Wire Services
Fiji won her fifth straight race yesterday, a 3-length, come-from-behind victory in the $210,800 Gamely Breeders Cup on turf at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, Calif. Carrying high weight and Kent Desormeaux, Fiji broke slowly and only made a move in the second turn, taking the lead in the stretch. Kool Kat Katie, and Jerry Bailey, finished second, a neck in front of Squeak and Gary Stevens in a field of six in the Grade I handicap for fillies and mares 3 years old and up. "She's just phenomenal," Desormeaux said, adding that the win eased the sting of losing the Triple Crown aboard Real Quiet.
NEWS
April 12, 2016
The Daily News Pet of the Week is Fiji, a nice terrier mix, about 4-to-6 years old, at the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society. Fiji is in need of the confidence that having a permanent home would provide. She is slow to warm up to strangers, but improving daily in the shelter. Fiji could live with cats and older children. To adopt Fiji, contact PAWS at dogs@phillypaws.org or 215-298-9680, ext. 16, prior to visiting the shelter. Please provide her tag number, A31043451, when inquiring.
NEWS
April 9, 1989 | By Jonathan Storm, Inquirer Staff Writer
PRICE BREAKS. Fiji has drastically cut tariffs on a range of goods in an effort to soften its reputation as a high-priced tourist destination. Duties were slashed or eliminated during the winter on cars, food and construction materials, with the idea of trimming the prices of car rentals, restaurant meals and accommodations. The island nation's South Seas neighbor, French Polynesia (Tahiti and Bora Bora are its best-known islands), did the same in the fall of 1987, eliminating all duty on imported food and drink after the dollar had fallen drastically against the French franc.
SPORTS
April 10, 2000 | by Mike Kern, Daily News Sports Writer
So, what can anybody really say about Vijay Singh that hasn't already been documented? According to the PGA Tour media guide he's the lone world-class golfer from Fiji, in the Southwest Pacific. You think? He learned to play from his father, an airplane technician who also taught golf. Of Indian ancestry, his first name means "victory" in Hindi. As a young professional in 1985, he was banned for two years from the Asian Tour after being accused of turning in a doctored scorecard, an incident he maintains was nothing more than a "misunderstanding.
SPORTS
August 15, 1998 | By Joe Juliano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Vijay Singh couldn't wait to complete his interview obligations yesterday after finishing the second round of the PGA Championship as the leader. For Singh, there is always a reason to be on the practice range. He visits the range after he plays poorly. He visits the range after he plays well. He can birdie 18 holes, and still the folks who run the practice range will see his long, lean frame later on. If there was an award for the player who spent the most time practicing, the native of Fiji would be a runaway winner.
NEWS
July 19, 1998 | By J. D. Lasica, FOR THE INQUIRER
The foot-long flying fish came straight at us, backflipping through the jade lagoon. Surely, we thought, it would turn. But no, at the last moment the fish launched itself, hurtling past my shoulder, arcing over our small motorboat and landing on the other side in a perfect electric-green splash. My friend Joyce and I looked at each other, wide-eyed. It was another Fiji moment. This South Pacific island chain just might be the closest to paradise I'll ever get, unless I catch St. Peter napping at the pearly gates.
NEWS
October 13, 2012 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dr. Nalin D. Patel, 62, of Newtown, Bucks County, a dentist with offices in Langhorne and Fairless Hills, died Monday, Oct. 8, of a blood infection at St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Patel opened his first office in 1992, buying the practice now known as Fairless Hills Dental Center, his niece Rupal Patel said. He established a chain of offices in 2005 known as Advanced Dental Care, based in Fairless Hills. And in 2007, his niece said, he opened Oxford Valley Dental Excellence in Langhorne.
NEWS
December 20, 2010 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Paris is being mean to Lady Gaga . In October, the pop diva's concerts there were postponed amid nationwide strikes over a government plan to raise the retirement age. Then on Sunday, the first of two rescheduled shows was snowed out when the 28 vehicles carrying Gaga's sets and equipment were barred from the roads because of hazardous conditions. "I am furious and devastated," Gaga tweeted, adding that it was "unfair to my fans and to me. " Paris promised to be nice for shows Monday and (twice rescheduled)
NEWS
July 16, 2000
Helping History. Deteriorating Revolutionary War houses at Valley Forge National Historical Park will share $1.25 million in federal repair funds... Coup Cools. Military leaders who seized parliament in Fiji two months ago freed their last 18 hostages after striking a deal throwing out the nation's constitution and prime minister... Medical Machine. The Food and Drug Administration approved the first robotic device intended to perform surgery... Nuclear Knickknacks. Workers at a former weapons plant near Denver used nuclear bomb parts as candy dishes and paperweights, a government report said; the parts were not radioactive.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 20, 2010 | By Howard Gensler
BRITAIN'S umpteenth royal wedding is still four months away, but the first official memorabilia goes on sale today - no, the Will & Kate T-shirts being sold on Market Street are not official. What is official is a range of wedding china personally approved by Prince William and Kate Middleton . (If anyone is interested, Tattle's parents are also looking to sell their wedding china.) William's office said the items had been commissioned by the palace department responsible for the royal family's art collection and are made in Stoke-on-Trent in central England, a traditional center for British ceramics.
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April 12, 2016
The Daily News Pet of the Week is Fiji, a nice terrier mix, about 4-to-6 years old, at the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society. Fiji is in need of the confidence that having a permanent home would provide. She is slow to warm up to strangers, but improving daily in the shelter. Fiji could live with cats and older children. To adopt Fiji, contact PAWS at dogs@phillypaws.org or 215-298-9680, ext. 16, prior to visiting the shelter. Please provide her tag number, A31043451, when inquiring.
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December 24, 2013 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
FROM THE white sands of Fiji to the cliffs of the Swiss Alps, Aleta Hall was at home. Or maybe on a cruise ship to the Caribbean, chilling out on the deck and maybe dreaming of the treacherous slopes she loved to try. Aleta actually had her 15 minutes of fame in the mid-'90s when she appeared in a Verizon TV commercial, extolling the virtues of the service. "She did very well," said her sister Karen W. Eskridge. "She looked good. " Aleta C. Hall, longtime employee of the old Bell Telephone Co. (later taken over by Verizon)
NEWS
October 13, 2012 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dr. Nalin D. Patel, 62, of Newtown, Bucks County, a dentist with offices in Langhorne and Fairless Hills, died Monday, Oct. 8, of a blood infection at St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Patel opened his first office in 1992, buying the practice now known as Fairless Hills Dental Center, his niece Rupal Patel said. He established a chain of offices in 2005 known as Advanced Dental Care, based in Fairless Hills. And in 2007, his niece said, he opened Oxford Valley Dental Excellence in Langhorne.
TRAVEL
September 25, 2011 | By K.C. Summers, For The Inquirer
Here are travel bargains around the globe, by land, sea, and air. Deals sell out quickly and are not guaranteed to be available. Restrictions such as day of travel, blackout dates, and advance-purchase requirements may apply.   Land Book four nights this winter at 320 Guest Ranch, in Montana's Big Sky , and get half off the usual rates. The Celebrating Snow deal starts at $465 per person double (down from $930) and includes four nights' lodging, a half-day dogsledding ride, a snow-coach tour of Yellowstone National Park and Old Faithful, an evening sleigh ride, daily breakfast, and one dinner.
SPORTS
June 3, 2011 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Waisale Serevi was 10, he watched as a team from his native Fiji prepared for a rugby match with the famed British Lions by performing the "Cibi," a traditional war dance that the Pacific Island athletes had transformed into an inspirational and intimidating prematch ritual. The Fijians went on that day to upset the Brits, who had imported the game to the island nearly a century earlier, and Serevi saw his future. Not that he had much choice. Rugby is Fiji's major sport - its "only sport," Serevi insists.
NEWS
December 20, 2010 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Paris is being mean to Lady Gaga . In October, the pop diva's concerts there were postponed amid nationwide strikes over a government plan to raise the retirement age. Then on Sunday, the first of two rescheduled shows was snowed out when the 28 vehicles carrying Gaga's sets and equipment were barred from the roads because of hazardous conditions. "I am furious and devastated," Gaga tweeted, adding that it was "unfair to my fans and to me. " Paris promised to be nice for shows Monday and (twice rescheduled)
ENTERTAINMENT
December 20, 2010 | By Howard Gensler
BRITAIN'S umpteenth royal wedding is still four months away, but the first official memorabilia goes on sale today - no, the Will & Kate T-shirts being sold on Market Street are not official. What is official is a range of wedding china personally approved by Prince William and Kate Middleton . (If anyone is interested, Tattle's parents are also looking to sell their wedding china.) William's office said the items had been commissioned by the palace department responsible for the royal family's art collection and are made in Stoke-on-Trent in central England, a traditional center for British ceramics.
NEWS
October 16, 2010 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Even the rollingest stoningest love can shatter. So proves Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards , who writes in his forthcoming memoir Life that after an intense friendship, he and warbler Mick Jagger have been estranged for decades. Richards tells The Times of London that he finds Jagger unbearable. In news more sunny, Richards says he's been drug free since he fell off a tree in Fiji in '06. Life is due in bookstores on Oct. 26.   T.I. back behind bars Atlanta rapper T.I. ( Clifford Joseph Harris Jr .)
ENTERTAINMENT
July 27, 2010
BREAKTHROUGH WITH TONY ROBBINS. 8 tonight, Channel 10. MASTERCHEF. 9 tonight, Channel 29. PLAIN JANE. 9 p.m. tomorrow, Channel 57. TRANSFORMATION'S THE name of the game for three new "reality" shows that feature people who won't be singing, dancing or - we can only hope - turning over tables in their quest to become happier, more successful human beings. What could possibly be wrong with that? Let's just say there are two kinds of people in the world: Those willing to pay to be inspired by motivational speakers and those who'd rather cross hot coals barefoot than spend even one minute trapped in a crowded ballroom listening to one. Falling as I do in the latter camp, I'm probably not the best judge of NBC's "Breakthrough with Tony Robbins," which struck me as way more Tony Robbins than breakthrough.
NEWS
December 6, 2006 | Daily News wire services
GAO report: FEMA's recouped only a fraction of $1B it blew The Federal Emergency Management Agency has recouped less than 1 percent of an estimated $1 billion in fraudulent or unjustified payments it distributed after hurricanes Katrina and Rita, a new report by congressional investigators says. At the same time, the agency continued to wrongly send out millions of dollars of new aid this year, including $17 million in rental assistance to families living rent-free in FEMA trailers, the Government Accountability Office report says.
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