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September 24, 1990 | By Leigh Jackson and Jack McGuire, Daily News Staff Writers
All the birthday party guests wore black. But the Saturday night affair turned even stranger when shooting broke out, leaving one person dead and four wounded. Police said today they had made no arrests. Gau Nguyen said she and about 60 friends were celebrating her 17th birthday party at a friend's house on 6th Street near Tasker in South Philadelphia when gunfire erupted about 11:35 p.m. "Everybody dancing, then they start firing," she said. "I can't see because all the lights out. " According to police, two boys began fighting over a girl.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 12, 2005 | By SARA SHERR For the Daily News
Making Time DJ/host Dave Pianka celebrates his 26th birthday tonight and he's such a nice guy, no one would ever think of making fun of him for creating the phrase "cocainesexjam" or inviting people to get rad or awesome with multiple exclamation points. In typical Making Time style, there are three floors of rock and electro DJs, including the birthday boy, Mike Z., the Rock Tits gang, Adam Sparkles, JDH, and a performance by Giant Drag, an L.A. duo that recalls The Breeders and My Bloody Valentine (10 tonight at Transit, 6th and Spring Garden streets, 215-925-8878, $10, www.igetrvng.
NEWS
September 15, 1988 | By Connie O'Kane, Special to The Inquirer
Authorities have arrested two men in the Sept. 3 killing of a 15-year-old youth at a birthday party in Florence, the Burlington County prosecutor announced yesterday. Eddie Eugene Rolle, 18, of the 300 block of Union Street in Trenton, was charged with murder and possession of a weapon, Prosecutor Stephen G. Raymond said. Rolle is accused of fatally shooting Shawn Lockley, a Burlington Township youth who was attending the birthday party at a home on Railroad Avenue. The other suspect, Keith Bing, 21, of Colonial Avenue in Trenton, was charged with aggravated assault and two weapons charges.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 1991 | By Anita Myette, Inquirer Staff Writer
Procrastinate no longer. Next weekend the museum will celebrate the first anniversary of the opening of the 90,000 square-foot addition with a variety of special activities. The highlight of the two-day celebration is a show by Richard Faverty, soap bubble-blower extraordinaire. Faverty, a.k.a. "Professor Bubbles," will perform at noon, 2 and 4 p.m. daily. Other entertainment will include a concert by more than 150 young Suzuki- method violinists. There will be free Tastykakes and the opportunity to visit the institute's many other attractions.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 14, 2014 | By Terri Akman, For The Inquirer
When Chloe Winters celebrated her 11th birthday, no biggie. Turning 10½, however, required a blowout bash. The half-birthday custom is five years going for the Montgomery County tween - with a July 9 birthday, it's a tradition based on practicality, says her mom, Kate. "It's usually the holiday week and no one's ever around, school's out, everyone's at the Shore or at camp," Kate said. "Birthdays are special and they should be celebrated. " Chloe loves the arrangement - and so do a growing number of birthday boys and girls.
SPORTS
May 3, 2007 | By JOSEPH SANTOLIQUITO For the Daily News
The alums of the Delco League read like a Who's Who in area baseball. Phillies lefthander Jamie Moyer pitched in the Delco League. So did Geoff Petrie, the NBA's Rookie of the Year in 1970-71. Hall of Famer Frank "Home Run" Baker, of the old Philadelphia A's, played in the league in 1915. The list is 100 years long. Those players and the teams they played for will be honored tonight at the Drexelbrook, in Drexel Hill, in celebration of the 100th year of the league.
NEWS
March 12, 1992 | By John Monk, INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
As if budget woes and bad-check scandals weren't enough to fight about, congressional Republicans and Democrats now are arguing over - of all things - a birthday party. On May 13, the Democratic Party will be 200 years old, and Democrats in Congress are in the mood for a celebration. The much-younger Republicans - their party is only 138 - don't think the milestone is worth a party. "Why not have one for the Communists or the Nazis?" said Tony Blankley, press secretary for House Republican Whip Rep. Newt Gingrich (R., Ga.)
SPORTS
August 26, 1998 | By Dennis Harrison, FOR THE INQUIRER
John Powless celebrated his 63d birthday yesterday by defeating King of Prussia's Andy Yates at the Philadelphia Cricket Club and advancing to this morning's third round of the 55-and-over draw in the Senior Grass Court Tennis Championships. Powless, of Madison, Wis., who has appeared in 22 of these events, is the only player in the history of the tournament to have won at least one singles title in all three age brackets: 45, 50 and 55. Powless is attempting to take his third title, and seventh overall, in the 55-and-over draw.
NEWS
October 12, 1986 | By Gloria A. Hoffner, Special to The Inquirer
To the sound of music, the smell of hot dogs and the fun of a craft fair, Ridley Township began its yearlong 300th birthday party last Saturday with a community party attended by about 200 people. The Fall Festival was the first of a dozen events planned to keep the celebration going through 1987, according to Joseph Cronin, president of the township board of commissioners. "This is the sixth year we've had the festival," Cronin said, "and we thought it would be a good way to kick off the tricentennial celebration.
NEWS
April 11, 1991 | By Gloria A. Hoffner, Special to The Inquirer
The intersection of Township Line and Burmont Roads in Drexel Hill may seem like an inappropriate spot for a birthday party, but to the more than 200 students from St. Dorothy's School, it was just right. It is the corner from which Otto Kuhne has been helping students cross on their way to and from school for the last 17 years. So it was the perfect place to sing "Happy Birthday" to the 83-year-old crossing guard and wish him many more years of good health and a perfect on-the-job safety record.
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NEWS
July 24, 2016 | By Zoë Miller, Staff Writer
EVERYONE'S favorite pachyderm statue has a big birthday coming up - on Saturday, Margate's Lucy the Elephant will be celebrating her 135th year as a Jersey Shore landmark. Pandering to election-season zeitgeist, the bash will have a political theme: "Lucy for President. " Her platform? Peanuts for all, of course. From a photo booth designed to resemble a voting machine to an election campaign T-shirt that pits Lucy against Donald and Hillary to a patriotic pedicure - last week, Lucy's toes were painted red, white, and blue - the team that operates the tourist attraction is going all-out.
NEWS
July 24, 2016 | By Zoë Miller, Staff Writer
Everyone's favorite pachyderm statue has a big birthday coming up - on Saturday, Margate's Lucy the Elephant will be celebrating her 135th year as a Jersey Shore landmark. Pandering to election-season zeitgeist, the bash will have a political theme: "Lucy for President. " Her platform? Peanuts for all, of course. From a photo booth designed to resemble a voting machine to an election campaign T-shirt that pits Lucy against Donald and Hillary to a patriotic pedicure - last week, Lucy's toes were painted red, white, and blue - the team that operates the tourist attraction is going all-out.
NEWS
July 3, 2016
DEAR ABBY: My husband, "Van," and I have been married 10 years. He's 40; I'm 33. Our daughter just turned 7. Shortly after she was born, Van informed me he didn't want to have more children. He said he was happy with just one. It was hard for me to accept, but eventually I came to peace with his decision. Recently, he began talking about wanting another child. I was, of course, very excited. After much discussion we decided we would start trying last April, but when the time came, he confessed he'd had a change of heart.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 30, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax, Advice Columnist
Question: My overbearing sister-in-law just moved her son's birthday party to a week later. When we originally talked a month ago, I asked when it was planned and said, great, because my son will be on a Boy Scout retreat the following weekend. Now, she moved the birthday party and is mad that my son won't be there. We already paid for the retreat, and my son is torn because he wants to do both but can't. Your advice? My sister-in-law is so mad she isn't communicating with us at this point.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 2016 | Anndee Hochman
Once upon a time, she was the girl in the home-sewn, lime green dress, and he was the guy who charmed her by juggling fruit and vegetables in the produce aisle at Acme. The night they met, at a friend's birthday party, they danced and sang karaoke until someone dropped the microphone in the beer. They wandered with friends around Rittenhouse Square and finally crashed on someone's couch at 4 in the morning. It was a few months until they saw each other again, for a date that turned into a snowed-in weekend at Sara's group house in Jenkintown.
NEWS
March 20, 2016
Question: My family typically makes a pretty big deal out of everyone's birthdays as an excuse to get together and have a celebration. Happily, we cover three generations, and my husband and I are in the middle of the generational sandwich. Husband has a pretty significant birthday approaching. I would like to take several family members to a sporting event he particularly enjoys, but I can't afford to take everyone. When I sent out the email, I did not include nieces and nephews, as they are not particularly close to Husband, though they are typically included in invitations to other celebrations.
NEWS
January 18, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, Staff Writer
The man charged with creating the greatest celebration of America ever conceived occupies Cubicle B on the seventh floor of the Philadelphia Building. The donated space is decorated with a family photo, a Ben Franklin bobblehead, and a sticker that reads: "USA250. " For now, Jon Grabelle Herrmann is the sole employee of a nonprofit that has raised more than $200,000 for an event that is a decade away from happening - one way or another. Someone had to start the discussion about 2026, the country's semiquincentennial.
NEWS
January 17, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax
Adapted from a recent online discussion.   Question: I now live in a party destination, and I regularly get family and friends visiting to experience the city. This includes "Kathy," who has been in a long-term relationship for seven years. When we were out, I came back from the bar to find Kathy making out with a guy who was rounding third base. I hated that she made me an accomplice to her cheating, and I ended up mostly breaking off the friendship. Now two years later, mostly reconciled, Kathy confronted me drunkenly at a birthday party for "treating her like a whore" and "making her feel bad for what she did. " It all came out that Kathy and her boyfriend had made their relationship open before her trip.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 2015
D EAR ABBY: I'm a mostly happily married wife and mother. I love tattoos. When I was younger, I was engaged to my soulmate. His name is tattooed on my wrists in honor of the love we shared. Unfortunately, he was killed in a car accident. Several years later, I met and married my husband, "Brett. " When we fight he brings up the tattoos. He says they're "disrespectful" of him and I should get rid of them. It upsets me because I got the tattoos before I ever met Brett, so how can they be disrespectful?
NEWS
October 15, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Last week, Tony Harris, a 50-year-old electronics repairman, uploaded a photo to his Facebook page - something different from his standard fare of videos and memes and images of his three children. This one showed his wife, Amber Crane, grinning up at the camera, clutching thick stacks of cash in both hands. More money sat piled in her lap. "I misplaced $60,000.00. I hope my wife didn't go shopping with it," the caption joked. "Stop playing," a friend wrote back. Precisely a week later, about 11:30 at night, police said, three young men walked into his home on the 1100 block of South Ruby Street in Kingsessing, where he has lived for decades.
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