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November 27, 2004 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Chelsea Newton scored 16 points to lead No. 17 Rutgers to a 77-53 victory over Oregon State in the second round of the Paradise Jam tournament yesterday in Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. Kim Butler led the Beavers (1-2) with 17 points and 10 rebounds. The Knights (3-0) led by six at the break and limited Oregon State to 18 points in the second half. St. Joseph's 41, Mississippi State 38 - Maura McBryan had 10 points and 11 rebounds as the Hawks (2-3) tripped the Bulldogs (1-2)
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July 20, 2007 | Daily News Staff Report
Drexel basketball player Frank Elegar will play for the U.S. Virgin Islands in the Pan American Games in Brazil. The team begins pool play Wednesday. Elegar, who will be a senior, led the Dragons in scoring, rebounding and field- goal percentage last season. The Virgin Islands qualified for the Pan Am Games by winning the silver medal at the Centrobasket Tournament in 2006. The team pulled off one of the biggest upsets in its history with an 85-84 win over previously unbeaten Puerto Rico in the semifinals, but lost to host Panama in the title game, 73-59.
NEWS
August 8, 2007
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands - Authorities have arrested a man accused of threatening a witness in the slaying of a 21-year-old Bucks County resident in the U.S. Virgin Islands, police said yesterday. Ryan Meade, 31, of St. John, was arrested Monday, Police Commissioner James McCall said at a news conference. The suspect in the killing, Kamal Thomas, was arrested Friday and charged with first-degree murder, assault and weapons possession. The victim, James Cockayne, of New Hope, was stabbed to death June 19 on the island of St. John as he waited to begin work at a yacht club.
NEWS
January 17, 2011 | By MICHAEL HINKELMAN, hinkelm@phillynews.com 215-854-2656
Nobody seems to know how a remote American territory 1,000 miles south of Miami and 40 miles east of Puerto Rico ended up in the same federal judicial circuit as Philadelphia. The U.S. Virgin Islands became part of the nation in 1917 when they were bought from Denmark. The act of Congress that finalized the sale also made the islands part of the 3rd Circuit, which is based in Philly. Bob Jarvis, a law professor at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., set out in the mid-1990s to find out why the islands are part of the 3rd Circuit.
NEWS
December 17, 1995 | By Donald D. Groff, FOR THE INQUIRER
A government-backed airline whose purpose is to deliver visitors to the U.S. Virgin Islands is scheduled to begin service this week. The airline - U.S. Virgin Islands Prestige Airways - will offer twice- weekly flights from Washington's Dulles International Airport to Miami, continuing to St. Thomas and St. Croix. After the inaugural flights beginning Friday, the airline's regular service will be on Sundays and Thursdays. The aircraft will be a Boeing 727-200, which can carry 164 people.
SPORTS
February 19, 1998 | By Kevin Tatum, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
With seven of their teammates in Japan for the Winter Olympics, the 15 other Flyers players enjoyed a week away from hockey. On Tuesday, they were back at practice at the Coliseum in Voorhees. "At my age, it sure benefited me," Kjell Samuelsson, the 39-year-old defenseman, said with a laugh, discussing the break as he rested on a stool in front of his locker after practice yesterday. "Honestly, I think it will benefit everybody, except maybe the guys who are playing in Japan," he said.
NEWS
September 7, 1995 | By Anthony R. Wood, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER This article includes information from Inquirer wire services
Hurricane Luis, still a large and explosive storm, took a benevolent turn yesterday, sparing Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands of catastrophic damage and posing little threat to the U.S. East Coast. But nine people were reported killed and dozens missing on the French-Dutch island of St. Martin, home to 50,000 people. One thousand people were left homeless, said Michel Dissenbacher, the French representative on Guadeloupe, which governs St. Martin's French portion. In Antigua, hundreds were left homeless as roofs were ripped off scores of buildings, including an emergency shelter.
NEWS
September 29, 2015 | By Angelo Fichera and Joseph A. Gambardello, Inquirer Staff Writers
Pope Francis met Sunday night with a Delaware family of four who were poisoned by a pesticide used in the condominium building where they stayed while on vacation in the Virgin Islands in March. The unannounced encounter took place in the Atlantic Aviation terminal at Philadelphia International Airport before the pontiff boarded his plane for the trip home The pope kissed and blessed the family, said Brian Tierney, whose communications company handled media for the World Meeting of Families.
SPORTS
November 23, 2009
What: Paradise Jam consolation game Who: Saint Joseph's vs. De Paul Where: St. Thomas, Virgin Islands When: 6 o'clock TV: None Radio: WNTP (990-AM)
NEWS
August 21, 1987 | Daily News Wire Services
The Reagan administration is considering a ban on imports of oil from Iran, the New York Times reported today. The Times, quoting unnamed senior officials, said the consideration of an oil embargo was part of a larger study of administration options in dealing with Iran as tensions continue to build in the Persian Gulf region. According to the Times, the options range from cutting off other imports to a wider embargo that would signal a return to a state of economic hostility similar to that of the 1979-1981 hostage crisis.
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September 29, 2015 | By Angelo Fichera and Joseph A. Gambardello, Inquirer Staff Writers
Pope Francis met Sunday night with a Delaware family of four who were poisoned by a pesticide used in the condominium building where they stayed while on vacation in the Virgin Islands in March. The unannounced encounter took place in the Atlantic Aviation terminal at Philadelphia International Airport before the pontiff boarded his plane for the trip home The pope kissed and blessed the family, said Brian Tierney, whose communications company handled media for the World Meeting of Families.
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May 15, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
NANCY MORGAN got a chance to try out her French during a reception in 2001 for French dignitaries in celebration of French support for the American Revolution 225 years before. As she presented a ceremonial bowl to French ambassador Francois Bujon de l'Estang, she said, "Vive la France. Vive l'Etats Unis. Vive l'alliance. Vive Philadelphie. " Then she impulsively added, "Vive l'amour!" Explaining why she added the expression of eternal love to her remarks, she said, "I cannot say the vives without saying, 'Vive l'amour.' " "Well," someone said, "we are the city that loves you back.
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April 5, 2015 | By Sandy Bauers, For The Inquirer
It was a vacation nightmare. A Wilmington family of four staying in a Virgin Islands condo, with idyllic views of Cruz Bay on St. John, suddenly became seriously ill. So ill that they were airlifted home and hospitalized, the father and two teenage boys in critical condition. The likely scenario that has emerged is that they were poisoned after methyl bromide was sprayed in the condo underneath the one where the family was staying. The pesticide is banned in many countries and is not authorized for use in residences in the U.S. The incident, while deemed uncommon, has heightened concerns about travelers' exposure to pesticides in other regions or countries that may not have usage restrictions or regulatory oversight as stringent as that in the U.S. "Can this go on as you travel around the world?
NEWS
June 5, 2014 | By Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writer
Robert Rovner can tick off the names of people he met through his friend Lewis Katz - Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Jim Florio, Barry Manilow, Whoopi Goldberg, Sharon Stone. "Being with Lewis was just magic, and you never knew who was going to be there, on the airplane or at dinner," said Rovner, a former law partner and friend of 50 years. Call it the Katz Effect: the gathering of a disparate group of people, none of whom, but for Katz's gravitational pull, would have met to exchange ideas and energies.
TRAVEL
February 3, 2014 | By Amy Laughinghouse, For The Inquirer
ST. JOHN, U.S. Virgin Islands - I'm lying face down in a spa cabana at Caneel Bay resort, gazing absently into a bowl of fragrant blossoms. The door is open just enough to admit the serenade of the surf and the softly filtered sunlight of the sultry Caribbean morning. Cheryl, a masseuse with startling blue eyes accentuated by a deep tan, is gently working out the knots I've accumulated through work and travel. In less than an hour, she transforms me from a bag of aching bones to a blissed-out beach bunny ready to relax and take on - well, as little as possible during my 10-day stay on St. John.
SPORTS
January 10, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
For Tyreek Duren, playing basketball with plantar fasciitis - a ligament strain affecting his right heel - has been like walking with a rock in his shoe. And the La Salle point guard doesn't walk too much during basketball games. His ability to move on the court was a big reason Duren was widely considered the top guard in the city going into this season, and why hopes were reasonably high for a repeat of La Salle's 2013 NCAA trip. The Explorers were picked third in a preseason Atlantic Ten Conference media poll but have been ordinary this season, 7-6 going into Thursday's A-10 opener against George Washington.
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September 11, 2013 | BY CHUCK DARROW, Daily News Staff Writer darrowc@phillynews.com, 215-313-3134
SEVEN YEARS after Miss America hightailed it to Las Vegas, the mother (or is that big sister?) of all beauty pageants is back from whence she came. Of course, you'll be pummeled with a stiletto heel by a Miss America Organization staffer if you actually describe the 92-year-old extravaganza as a "beauty pageant. " It is, as MAO types are always reminding us, a "scholarship program," albeit one whose winners' attractiveness can be considered well above the national average. But there's no denying that the pageant was conceived in 1921 (no doubt with the blessing of vice lord Enoch "Nucky" Johnson)
NEWS
September 10, 2013
NOW BEGINS the Week of Abuse for Miss America. Pick up a stone and hurl it. Maybe not so much today as in the past, when the flower bed of glowing praise contained cruel thorns of scorn. Returning to its city of birth, Atlantic City, the Grandmother of All Pageants is again flouncing on the boardwalk adjacent to Chicken Bone Beach. As I recall, Miss America suffered her first tribulation in the late 1960s when Feminism (a/k/a Women's Liberation) was all the rage and girls (oops)
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September 3, 2013 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Stanley Brotman settled himself in front of a video camera in preparation for something that seemed nearly impossible to imagine in Camden's federal court. Looking into the camera, Brotman, 89, presided, via a video conference call, over what was likely the last proceeding in his 38-year judicial career - setting the stage for his retirement. In Camden, Brotman is known for sending mob boss Nicodemo Scarfo to jail, negotiating a $32.5 million settlement to clean up the GEMS landfill in Gloucester County, dethroning World Boxing Association champion Sean O'Grady when he failed to honor an agreement to fight a contender, and throwing the book at all the players in a huge mortgage fraud against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that roiled Camden in the early 1980s.
NEWS
May 17, 2013 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, a hitchhiker and drifter who became a cyber-culture celebrity, was arrested at the Philadelphia Greyhound bus terminal late Thursday in the slaying of a North Jersey lawyer, authorities said. The arrest followed the discovery Monday of the body of Joseph Galfy Jr., 73, in his home in Clark. Galfy, dressed only in underwear and socks, was found in his bed, apparently beaten to death, the Union County Prosecutor's Office said. An autopsy found he died of blunt force trauma.
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