May 16, 1995 |
I found out about laser tag from a guy I know named Woody. Woody is in public relations, despite the fact that he looks like - and I say this as a friend - a street person who has failed to take his medication since 1972. I believe this is the secret of his success: When Woody approaches business people, they expect him to ask them for spare change, and possibly throw up on their shoes, and when he doesn't, they're so relieved that they agree to let him handle their public relations.
May 8, 2012 |
Emma Tierney and her friends blew off Unionville High School's junior-senior prom last year, but they never for a minute considered skipping the after-prom party. "It's just a lot of fun," Tierney said. More than that, it turned out to be one of the most exciting days of the 17-year-old senior's life: She won the evening's grand prize, a 2002 Honda Civic. Though proms are still a memorable rite of passage for most high schoolers, the after-proms are boldly becoming bigger, showier, and more fun than the main event.
February 17, 2000 |
Laser surgery, not laser tag, is the direction of the new development proposal for a site along Springfield Township's border with Philadelphia. DLW Development, the Jenkintown-based company that proposed building a family-entertainment center in the former Pathmark supermarket on Ivy Hill Road last year, has scrapped that plan and proposed, instead, an office building that would house medical and other professional offices. DLW, a group of local doctors and businessmen, had wanted to bring laser tag, billiards, arcades, restaurants and a skating rink to the 50,000-square-foot site between Cheltenham and Stenton Avenues.
November 24, 1995 |
Where's that pounding coming from? Is it the throbbing music in your ears or is it your heart straining against your rib cage? You look around. It's dark in the narrow catacombs, with splotches of bright colors popping out under black lights. Your breathing is shallow. Your arms hurt a little from the laser gun that's leading your way. Your red plastic vest looks a bit silly. A light mist falls around you as you turn a corner. Oooooh! You see the kid in the green vest and it's already too late.
March 24, 2003 |
Eleven-year-old Irving is only in third grade, but he's in a "gifted" program because he reads on a seventh-grade level. He likes to play games on computers and play with remote-control cars and trucks. His many other activities include helping in his foster home by doing laundry, mopping and vacuuming; going to movies; playing laser tag; and climbing the monkey bars. He also likes hip-hop music and dancing to the radio, swimming, running races, and playing basketball, football and soccer.
November 24, 1995 |
By now, some of us are probably ready to smack our relatives - or at least zap them with laser beams, if we could. Well, at Q-Zar they serve up laser guns to take on the family. You take 'em on, but you don't take 'em out at the Q-Zar laser-game arena, Riverview Plaza along Delaware Avenue (next door to the UA movie theater). It welcomes up to 40 players - divided into two teams of 20; one green, one red - for a 30-minute "experience" on its neon-drenched, maze-like playing field.
October 19, 2010 |
It shakes your faith in human nature. Unless, like us at "SideShow," you had none to begin with. Comes word that that Kleen-kut Kanadian Kid Justin Bieber , in the last throes of being 16, is being investigated in connection with - OMG! - assault charges. We knew there was something false with his affable, lovable, squishy little cute-boot equability, didn't you? Police in British Columbia are investigating claims that the savage, menacing J-Bieb pushed a 12-year-old boy during a game of laser tag. What ?
November 13, 2004 |
They were playing Pictionary and eating pizza in a math classroom at Conestoga High, as the laughter was echoing off the walls and practically mocking the polynomial worksheets and algebra handouts scattered about. The next day, the Conestoga girls' soccer team would play the season's decisive game. If the Pioneers won on Nov. 6 against West Chester East, they would advance to the PIAA Class AAA state tournament. If they lost, their season was over. Losing meant there wouldn't be any more movies, dress-up days, team-building exercises, quotes, rope climbing, laser tag and buddy bags.
December 3, 2008 |
It's Saturday night in Center City. At the Nodding Head brewpub on Sansom Street, three male friends in their 20s are looking for women. As the first round arrives, so do the ladies. A quick introduction reveals that a potential pair share the same profession, and the group of seven settles into a cushioned red booth. This is no impromptu meeting. They're participating in the recently reinvented social experiment known as organized group dating, billed as a low-key way to meet friends and lovers through informal gatherings.
October 25, 1996 |
Ah fall, the most beautiful time of the year. Colorful foliage. Comfortable temperatures. Sweet apple cider. It's a great time to get out and about. But amid this equinoctal extravagance lurks a hulking reality: Money's tight. You accepted every pre-approved credit card you got in the mail. The kids are busting out of their new school clothes - the ones you bought in August. Your car needs $500 in repairs to pass inspection. And your significant other drops a not-too-subtle hint that something gold might make her really happy for the holidays.