May 25, 2008 |
The streets of the city are scented in various precincts - near 30th Street Station, for instance, or stretches of Woodland Avenue - with the smoky spice of jerk chicken, oxtail and curried goat of Jamaica, much of it dispensed from trucks, some of them manned, to the disappointment of native Jamaicans, by Haitians or Africans whom they say don't always get the taste of things quite exactly right. So at the window of Jamaican D's, the Caribbean-American lunch truck parked on 17th Street alongside Philadelphia Community College, hesitant first-timers will sometimes quiz the servers about the bona fides of the cooks.
February 26, 2008 |
Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress said he hasn't determined yet whether he will punish left tackle Bryant McKinnie, who was charged with a felony following a confrontation at a Miami night club over the weekend. Speaking to reporters at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Childress said he still was trying to gather all the information from Miami police about the incident. "I don't have all the information because I've been in meetings and workouts all weekend, but I have gotten a chance to speak with his family," Childress said.
February 26, 2008 |
Zab Judah was cleared in Las Vegas yesterday to reapply for a license to fight in Nevada, a move that paves the way for a bout against Shane Mosley in Las Vegas in the next few months. The Nevada Athletic Commission reinstated Judah nearly two years after a melee during a title fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. The panel said it was satisfied that the 30-year-old Judah (36-5) had behaved well in four recent fights in other states. The commission also issued a 2008 license for Mosley (44-5)
August 28, 2007 |
For at least 5 agonizing minutes after their race, Veronica Campbell and Lauryn Williams waited and wondered which of them was the world 100-meter champion. Finally, after a study of the photo finish, the decision went to the Jamaican Campbell by a hair over the defending champion from America. "It was a very close race, a very good race," Campbell said. "I know I had a really good finish. It was so close that I wasn't really sure. " Both were clocked in 11.01 seconds yesterday in the final event of Day 3 of the world track and field championships in Osaka, Japan.
April 23, 2007
Here are the winners of the Penn Relays high school boys' and girls' most outstanding individual awards in the last five years. Local athletes have won three of the 10 awards: Girls 2006: Sherene Pinnock, Edwin Allen (Jamaica) 2005: Nicole Leach, West Catholic 2004: Nicole Leach, West Catholic 2003: Ari Lambie, Bromfield (Mass.) 2002: Lindsay Grigoriev, Atholton (Md.) Boys Matt Centrowitz, Broadneck (Md.) Carlos Mattos, Kingston College (Jamaica)
April 8, 2007 |
I wanted the impossible vacation: a tropical paradise but not a resort, where the beaches were beautiful but not full of bronzed bodies, and the location was authentic, not gussied up like some Caribbean Disneyland. Of course, I didn't want a country in the midst of upheaval. (I spend too much time in the Middle East.) The spot had to be affordable and easy to reach from Philadelphia - I didn't have the energy for multiple plane connections. I had just about given up looking for my impossible dream when I remembered a place I visited 20 years ago - an undeveloped part of Jamaica's beautiful northeastern coast, east of the town of Port Antonio.
December 3, 2006 |
When Lisa and I were married, we chose Jamaica for our honeymoon, even though a few horror stories made us apprehensive. Sensing this, our travel agent assured us there was nothing to worry about. We would be booked into an all-inclusive resort and "won't ever have to leave its compound. " That sounded OK, but after three days of confinement, we'd had enough. How many limbo contests can one couple take? What was really getting under our skin, though, was the condescending attitude of fellow tourists toward the staff.
November 16, 2005 |
Winslow Township senior Krystal Cantey, one of the top hurdlers in the country, will sign a national letter of intent this afternoon to run track at the University of South Carolina, one of the top college powers in the nation. The Inquirer South Jersey girls' track and field athlete of the year chose the Gamecocks over Texas, Illinois and Miami. In Cantey, South Carolina will get the 400-meter hurdler who finished second at the Pan Am Junior Athletics Championships in Windsor, Ontario, in July.
January 27, 2005 |
The Associated Press report came out of the blue. Rita Marley, in Addis Ababa, said the body of her husband, reggae icon Bob Marley, would be exhumed in Jamaica and moved to Shashemene, Ethiopia. "Bob's whole life is about Africa," she said. "It is not about Jamaica. . . . He has a right for his remains to be where he would love them to be. " I don't believe it's the right thing to do, and I don't believe it would be Marley's choice. Within a day, Rita Marley was backtracking, and the Bob Marley Foundation, which she heads, released a new statement: Jamaica would "remain the resting place for Bob Marley for the foreseeable future.
November 18, 2004 |
Lydell Sargeant, a running back/defensive back at Cabrillo High School in Lompoc, Calif., yesterday made an oral commitment to attend Penn State next fall. The 5-foot-10, 175-pound Sargeant lived in the Gateway School District in suburban Pittsburgh and went to Gateway High as a freshman before moving. Another highly touted high school player, cornerback Justin King of Gateway, committed to Penn State on Tuesday. Sargeant chose Penn State over Oregon and Stanford. He has totaled 1,600 yards and 24 touchdowns this season.