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April 26, 1993 | by Mark de la Vina, Daily News Staff Writer
Mr. B, an aspiring rapper from West Oak Lane, has smoked marijuana since he was 15. But unlike many of his pot-smoking peers who might have been introduced to the drug by an older classmate or friend, Mr. B, now 19, became accustomed the pungent smell of smoldering marijuana from perhaps the least stereotypical of sources - his parents blowing pot smoke into his face. "My parents and my relatives used to smoke it in the house," he said. "They wouldn't give me any, but they would blow the smoke into my face.
NEWS
December 24, 2012 | BY ROGER MOORE, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
THE family-friendliest comedy this holiday-movie season is also the sappiest and schmaltziest. And thanks to Billy Crystal, the shtickiest. "Parental Guidance" is a mild-mannered riff on parenting, then and now. It contrasts the top-down/career-first mentality of one generation with the coddled "nurturing" of today, but never takes a stand on which is better. Basically, it's a vehicle for Billy Crystal, and to a lesser degree Bette Midler, to riff on the spoiled, overindulged and sometimes-uptight kids their kid is raising.
NEWS
April 27, 1998 | by Mark Angeles, Daily News Staff Writer
If ticket-sale demographics at the CoreStates Complex mean anything, the newest Spice Girl could well be Old Spice. That's because a surprising number of adults have bought tickets to the glamorous girl group's concert. Not because they particularly like the bubble-gum music, but because they have to chaperone their children, some of whom require only a single digit to describe their age. "I couldn't believe it, I saw a little girl who looked to be about 4 years old," said Patti Giordano, 44, of South Philadelphia, who dropped off her husband and 13-year-old son at the CoreStates Complex on Friday night so they could wait for the box office to open on Saturday morning.
NEWS
March 10, 1994 | by Sheila Simmons, Daily News Staff Writer
The television cameras and police cars that zoomed in on Martin Luther King High School last December have moved on. Relations that exploded then between African-American and Jamaican rivals have calmed. But one group that rushed to King is still there - the parents. Four months ago, violence at the school, at Stenton Avenue and Haines Street in East Germantown, led to the arrests of nine students. Parents are still patrolling the halls. They're still keeping watch over stairwells.
NEWS
December 24, 2012 | BY HOWARD GENSLER, Daily News Staff Writer gensleh@phillynews.com, 215-854-5678
ALTHOUGH HE'S done voice-over for animated films like "Monsters Inc. " and "Cars," it's been 10 years since Billy Crystal has appeared as himself in a movie. His "comeback" film is "Parental Guidance," opening Christmas Day, a sentimental comedy about two old-school grandparents (Crystal, Bette Midler) who spend a week parenting their new-school grandchildren. Crystal loved the experience, he said, so we asked why he stayed away so long? His answer: He was busy with his one-man show, "700 Sundays.
NEWS
December 4, 1996
Any of you out there get HBO? You? And you? Good. Could you confirm something for us? Before every hour of standup comedy, movie or Larry Sanders Show, doesn't HBO flash a little notice, telling viewers whether the following program contains violence, strong sexual content, nudity etc? It does? Good. Thanks. Oh, one more question. Is HBO something that can be watched on television? Of course, it's a silly question. It's just that, for a moment, when we heard about the new rating system the television industry is proposing to get the anti-violence crowd off its back, we got a bit confused.
NEWS
July 9, 2002
I T WAS 1974, or thereabouts, when the Year of the Child was put into effect. Lawyers, judges and children's right groups confused discipline with "child abuse," took away parental guidance and made good parents subject to persecution. Children were able to create havoc wherever they chose to make it. No discipline, no order - and that applies especially to the schools. I hope the School Reform Commission can focus on the severe discipline problems now! If they can concentrate on maintaining discipline, maybe by 2004 the problem will at least be slowed down.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 28, 2012 | Reprinted from Tuesday's issue. By Carrie Rickey, For The Inquirer
  Parental Guidance is an engaging comedy that bridges multiple generation gaps, making it that rare movie that grandparents, their kids, and their kids can enjoy. Directed with more warmth than art by Andy Fickman, the film is just endearing enough to forgive it its contrivances. Artie and Diane (Billy Crystal and Bette Midler) are a Fresno, Calif., couple whose nest has been empty since Alice (Marisa Tomei), their only child, left for college. She is now married to Phil (Tom Everett Scott)
ENTERTAINMENT
December 26, 2012 | By Carrie Rickey, For The Inquirer
Parental Guidance is an engaging comedy that bridges multiple generation gaps, making it that rare movie that grandparents, their kids, and their kids can enjoy. Directed with more warmth than art by Andy Fickman, the film is just endearing enough to forgive it its contrivances. Artie and Diane (Billy Crystal and Bette Midler) are a Fresno, Calif., couple whose nest has been empty since Alice (Marisa Tomei), their only child, left for college. She is now married to Phil (Tom Everett Scott)
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 28, 2012 | Reprinted from Tuesday's issue. By Carrie Rickey, For The Inquirer
  Parental Guidance is an engaging comedy that bridges multiple generation gaps, making it that rare movie that grandparents, their kids, and their kids can enjoy. Directed with more warmth than art by Andy Fickman, the film is just endearing enough to forgive it its contrivances. Artie and Diane (Billy Crystal and Bette Midler) are a Fresno, Calif., couple whose nest has been empty since Alice (Marisa Tomei), their only child, left for college. She is now married to Phil (Tom Everett Scott)
ENTERTAINMENT
December 26, 2012 | By Carrie Rickey, For The Inquirer
Parental Guidance is an engaging comedy that bridges multiple generation gaps, making it that rare movie that grandparents, their kids, and their kids can enjoy. Directed with more warmth than art by Andy Fickman, the film is just endearing enough to forgive it its contrivances. Artie and Diane (Billy Crystal and Bette Midler) are a Fresno, Calif., couple whose nest has been empty since Alice (Marisa Tomei), their only child, left for college. She is now married to Phil (Tom Everett Scott)
NEWS
December 24, 2012 | BY ROGER MOORE, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
THE family-friendliest comedy this holiday-movie season is also the sappiest and schmaltziest. And thanks to Billy Crystal, the shtickiest. "Parental Guidance" is a mild-mannered riff on parenting, then and now. It contrasts the top-down/career-first mentality of one generation with the coddled "nurturing" of today, but never takes a stand on which is better. Basically, it's a vehicle for Billy Crystal, and to a lesser degree Bette Midler, to riff on the spoiled, overindulged and sometimes-uptight kids their kid is raising.
NEWS
December 24, 2012 | BY HOWARD GENSLER, Daily News Staff Writer gensleh@phillynews.com, 215-854-5678
ALTHOUGH HE'S done voice-over for animated films like "Monsters Inc. " and "Cars," it's been 10 years since Billy Crystal has appeared as himself in a movie. His "comeback" film is "Parental Guidance," opening Christmas Day, a sentimental comedy about two old-school grandparents (Crystal, Bette Midler) who spend a week parenting their new-school grandchildren. Crystal loved the experience, he said, so we asked why he stayed away so long? His answer: He was busy with his one-man show, "700 Sundays.
NEWS
September 7, 2002
Some parents want their daughters to wait until marriage. Others just want them to stop, consider, approach sexuality as an informed and reasonably confident person. Everyone wants their daughters to make good decisions. Sure, you can talk to them. But will they listen? And will it make any difference? If you're a parent, you ask yourself these questions. And, with the world the way it is, you're hoping like anything that the answer, some way, somehow, is "Yes. " Especially when the subject is sexual behavior.
NEWS
July 9, 2002
I T WAS 1974, or thereabouts, when the Year of the Child was put into effect. Lawyers, judges and children's right groups confused discipline with "child abuse," took away parental guidance and made good parents subject to persecution. Children were able to create havoc wherever they chose to make it. No discipline, no order - and that applies especially to the schools. I hope the School Reform Commission can focus on the severe discipline problems now! If they can concentrate on maintaining discipline, maybe by 2004 the problem will at least be slowed down.
SPORTS
November 6, 2000 | By Jerry Brewer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The celebration was as uneven and wild as the game itself. Backup quarterback Koy Detmer was wagging his right hand through the air in a gesture that warranted parental guidance to watch. Other players were running wildly about, bouncing and hopping, a jubilant crew that had just finished something brilliant. And of course there was the coach, the mellow type, simply holding his fist in the air. The Eagles are in dire need of a choreographer - and not just for victory dances. The victory over the Dallas Cowboys was as uncoordinated as could be imagined, too. When the Eagles removed the slime of three bad quarters yesterday, they revealed a diamond.
NEWS
June 20, 2000 | By Dave Barry
The last thing I said to my teen-age son as I put him on the plane for Europe was: "Don't lose your passport!" The second-to-the-last thing I said was: "Don't lose your passport!" In fact, if you were to analyze all the statements I made to my son in the week before his departure, they'd boil down to: "Don't lose your passport!" The message I was trying to convey was that he should not lose his passport. Of course, he did not need to be told this. He is a teen-age boy, and teen boys already know everything.
NEWS
May 14, 2000 | By Evan Halper, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
A pop quiz for parents: How can you tell whether those dark comments uttered by your gloomy-faced teenage child are a sign of serious depression or just indicative of a routine bad day for an otherwise healthy kid? Tough one. Parents and teachers are doing their best to spot warning signs in these hypersensitive days following tragedies at Columbine and elsewhere, but they often lack the tools to do it, says Nancy DiNatale, coordinator of school-based outreach services at Foundations Behavioral Health psychiatric hospital in Doylestown.
NEWS
April 27, 1998 | by Mark Angeles, Daily News Staff Writer
If ticket-sale demographics at the CoreStates Complex mean anything, the newest Spice Girl could well be Old Spice. That's because a surprising number of adults have bought tickets to the glamorous girl group's concert. Not because they particularly like the bubble-gum music, but because they have to chaperone their children, some of whom require only a single digit to describe their age. "I couldn't believe it, I saw a little girl who looked to be about 4 years old," said Patti Giordano, 44, of South Philadelphia, who dropped off her husband and 13-year-old son at the CoreStates Complex on Friday night so they could wait for the box office to open on Saturday morning.
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