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October 18, 2009 | Avital Binshtock
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS A journey to babyland? Can Caribbean lore help wannabe parents? The three-night "Procreation Vacation" at the Westin St. John Resort & Villas was conceived when housekeepers were overheard discussing fertility recipes. Not only will travelers be able to take home those recipes but they'll also get to unwind in a luxury suite, enjoy a romantic dinner on the beach, a couple's massage with aromatherapy and reflexology for fertility and virility, and unlimited servings of sea moss elixir (said to be an aphrodisiac for men)
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 2013 | By A Times Staff Writer
It was California's first time in a huge Powerball jackpot. But the winner ended up being in Florida. Someone in the Sunshine State managed to nail all six numbers in Saturday night's $600-million Powerball jackpot. That golden ticket was sold at a supermarket in  Zephyrhills, near Tampa. The identity of the winner has yet to be announced. But two California players who picked five of the six numbers will each win $2.3 million, lottery officials said. The winning California tickets were sold at 7-Elevens in Taft and San Jose, said California Lottery spokesperson Donna Cordova.
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NEWS
July 25, 1989 | From Associated Press
A tremor shook the U.S. Virgin Islands Monday and was felt in neighboring Puerto Rico, the Geophysical Institute said. No damage or injuries were reported.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 2013 | By Christopher Goffard
Only one lottery ticket - sold in Florida - managed to nail all six numbers in tonight's $600 million Powerball jackpot. But two California players who guessed five of the six numbers will each win $2.3 million, lottery officials said. The winning California tickets were sold at 7-Elevens in Taft and in San Jose, said California Lottery spokesperson Donna Cordova. The winning numbers were 10, 13, 14, 22, 52 and Powerball 11. The lottery involves 43 states, the Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia.
NEWS
March 24, 2013
Here's something you don't see often: a bargain airfare to St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. But the offer is good only through Thursday. American is offering a round-trip fare from LAX for $468, including all taxes and fees. It is subject to availability, and you must stay a Saturday night or a minimum of two nights. The maximum stay is 30 days, and you must buy at least seven days in advance. You can travel any day of the week through June 13. Info : American Airlines , (800)
NEWS
April 3, 1988 | From Associated Press
Jackson overwhelmed Dukakis in Democratic Party caucuses Saturday in the Virgin Islands to win three of the territory's delegate votes at the national convention. Jackson got 634 votes to 37 for Dukakis. They were the only two candidates on the ballot. Six people, each casting one-half vote at the convention, were chosen in the caucuses.
NEWS
September 30, 2000 | Associated Press
The attorney general for the British Virgin Islands indicted four Americans for murder Friday in the slaying of a Connecticut artist. The four are accused in the death of Lois Livingston McMillen, 34, an artist from Middlebury, Conn., who was found dead Jan. 15 on the shore of Tortola. Authorities said she had drowned but appeared to have been in a struggle. Investment broker William Labrador, 36, of Southampton, N.Y.; law student Michael Spicer, 36, of Albemarle County, Va.
NEWS
September 22, 1989 | From a Times Staff Writer
The Interior Department released $500,000 in emergency funds Thursday for the Virgin Islands. An Interior spokesman suggested the money could be used for food and clothing for disaster victims--and for chain saws and other tools to dig out of the debris and restore essential services. Meanwhile, President Bush declared Puerto Rico a disaster area. He did the same Wednesday for the Virgin Islands.
NEWS
September 16, 1995 | MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In a tropical storm season that just won't quit, the U.S. Virgin Islands took a pounding Friday from Hurricane Marilyn, a marauder that grew in strength after ripping through the already-battered Leeward Islands with winds of 100 m.p.h. or higher. Hurricane warnings were also flying over Puerto Rico but for the second time in 10 days the populous U.S. commonwealth, home to 3.6 million residents, appeared likely to escape a storm's full fury.
NEWS
November 17, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Packing 115 mph winds and torrential rains, Hurricane Lenny careened past the Dominican Republic on a rare west-to-east course aimed directly at Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. At 10 p.m. EST, Lenny was 170 miles south-southwest of San Juan, speeding east-northeast at 16 mph. Late Tuesday, Lenny became a Category 3, designating a dangerous storm with winds from 111 mph to 130 mph. The storm was expected to hit Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands this morning.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 2013 | By Christopher Goffard
The winning numbers of Saturday's Powerball drawing - with a jackpot estimated at $600 million - are 10, 13, 14, 22, 52 and Powerball 11. Lottery officials have not announced whether there were any winners, but they said about 80% of possible combinations were purchased. The drawing took place in Tallahassee, Fla., with the largest jackpot since California entered the lottery. Powerball is played in 43 states as well as in the Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. People lined up across California to purchase tickets, with lottery officials estimating that tickets were selling at a rate of about 1.5 million tickets per hour.
SPORTS
May 4, 2013 | Bill Dwyre
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Contrary to popular perception, this will not be the first Kentucky Derby ride for jockey Kevin Krigger. Maybe his fifth or sixth. Of course, when he got his first saddle as a teenager in the Virgin Islands, he didn't have the likes of racehorse Goldencents under that saddle, as he will Saturday, in the 139th Derby. "I think I got my first saddle when I was 13," Krigger says. "So, when it was time for the Kentucky Derby, I'd put it up on the couch at home, in front of the TV set, and I'd ride the race.
OPINION
April 13, 2013
Responding to Rafael Medoff's Op-Ed article Sunday detailing FDR's reaction to Jews facing persecution in Nazi Germany, reader Robert Ouriel wrote in a letter published Friday that "as an American and a Jew, I found [Medoff's] criticism of Franklin D. Roosevelt for his private comments about Jews most unfair. " He continued: "In singling out FDR, Medoff also ignores the squeamishness of America's modern presidents in dealing with genocide. Jimmy Carter, a human rights crusader, did nothing to prevent Pol Pot from exterminating as much as 20% of Cambodia's population.
AUTOS
April 5, 2013 | By Ronald D. White
Look around you the next time you're on the road. Chances are, you'll see someone still holding a smart phone to their ear, someone else with the phone on the steering wheel as they text, another peering down at something in their lap rather than looking at the road in front of them. A new survey released Friday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has determined that there is an army-sized group of 660,000 drivers out on the roads at any given moment of the day, texting, tweeting or otherwise partially preoccupied by something other than driving.
NEWS
March 24, 2013
Here's something you don't see often: a bargain airfare to St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. But the offer is good only through Thursday. American is offering a round-trip fare from LAX for $468, including all taxes and fees. It is subject to availability, and you must stay a Saturday night or a minimum of two nights. The maximum stay is 30 days, and you must buy at least seven days in advance. You can travel any day of the week through June 13. Info : American Airlines , (800)
SPORTS
December 12, 2009
VS. NO. 9 TENNESSEE Dec. 19, 1:30 p.m., Galen Center The Volunteers (7-1) play host to Wyoming on Tuesday before facing USC. Their only loss was to No. 5 Purdue, 73-72, in the final of the Paradise Jam in the Virgin Islands. Four players score in double figures for Coach Bruce Pearl's fast-paced team, which led the Southeastern Conference in scoring (86.4 points per game) and scoring margin (+25.0) before Friday's 75-54 win over Middle Tennessee. Sophomore guard Scotty Hopson, averaging 13.9 points, leads the team in scoring.
NEWS
March 10, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two South Carolina men were robbed and fatally shot in the third violent attack in St. Thomas on visitors from the U.S. mainland this year, police said. Dennis Bolin, 31, and Paul McFadden, 25, had just moved to the U.S. Virgin Islands from Smyrna, S.C., to take jobs at a construction company, relatives said. A third man, William Humphrey, 33, was shot in the arm and was to be flown to a South Carolina hospital. Police were still searching for the gunmen.
NEWS
April 26, 1987 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
The Virgin Islands senators? No. It isn't the baseball team. It's the 15-member unicameral legislature of this unincorporated U.S. territory. The 11 men and four women meet in an historic 1874 lime-green building with white shutters affectionately called "The Green Barn" by islanders. "We're elected lawmakers with rights and powers similar to those held by legislators in the 50 states," explained Bingley G. Richardson Sr., 51. "Like Nebraska, we have only one house--the Senate."
SPORTS
November 29, 2009
MEN UC Santa Barbara 89, at Loyola Marymount 84: James Powell made five of seven three-point shots and finished with 21 points for the Gauchos (4-0), who made 10 for 16 from beyond the arc in beating the Lions (2-5). Santa Barbara, which also got 16 points apiece from Orlando Johnson and James Nunnally, shot 56% from the field overall. Drew Viney scored 25 points to lead Loyola. Pepperdine 82, Monmouth 73: Keion Bell scored a career high 34 points, with 24 in the second half, to lead the Waves (3-3)
SPORTS
November 28, 2009
MEN Pepperdine 75, Hampton 66: Dane Suttle scored a career-high 22 points for the Waves in the World Vision Challenge at Laramie, Wyo. Pepperdine (2-3) overcame an early eight-point deficit and rode hot outside shooting by Suttle, who made all five of his three-point attempts in the first half. Keion Bell scored 18 points for the Waves, who made six free throws in the final 1:23 to seal the win. Darrion Pellum and Michael Freeman each scored 16 points for the Pirates (0-4)
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