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May 29, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
ACTOR DAVID MORSE wants to take you to the prom. The "Hack" actor, who lives in the area, was spotted at the Pennsbury High School prom last week. LevittownNow.com reported that Morse was interested in making a movie about Pennsbury's crazy prom high jinks. For those not in the know, the Bucks County school has a notoriously tricked-out prom. Art students mural-ize the entire school and students arrive on elaborate floats of their own making. Morse has done his part to bring films to the Philadelphia area.
SPORTS
March 21, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Former Eagles cornerback Troy Vincent was named the NFL's executive vice president of football operations, a major promotion for the 43-year-old Pennsbury High School alumnus. In his new role, Vincent will oversee all of the league's football operations. Those include officiating, on-field discipline, and player personnel, among other areas. He will also be a nonvoting member of the league's competition committee. "We will emphasize clarity, consistency, and credibility to ensure the highest standards and best practices for our teams and fans," Vincent said in a statement.
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June 20, 1991 | By Christine Bahls, Special to The Inquirer
William J. Katz, 42, the new principal of Pennsbury High School, has been around. At one time or another during his nine years as assistant principal, Katz has been responsible for budgets, student discipline, the senior prom and the National Honor Society. The school has been without a principal since December, when Naomi Kelly resigned. Since then, Duane Bair, assistant to Superintendent George DiPilato, has been filling in. "I was pleasantly pleased to hear they made the appointment," Katz said from his office Tuesday morning.
SPORTS
August 19, 2002 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Levittown's Babe Ruth League team captured the Babe Ruth World Series title Saturday with a 12-5 victory over Lakeshore, La., in the championship game in Abbeville, La. The win capped a magical postseason run for the 13-year-olds, who narrowly defeated Kennewick, Wash., in the quarterfinals and Jefferson Parish, La., in the semifinals of the 10-team, pool-play tournament. Also competing in the event were Waterford, Conn.; Youngstown, Ohio; Hendersonville, N.C.; Brooklyn Area, Minn.
NEWS
April 10, 1998 | By Herb Drill, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Danny B. Storaska, 55, of Richboro, a high school physics teacher who was known for his ability to head off potential problems, died Tuesday at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. A member of the faculty at Pennsbury High School since 1965, Mr. Storaska was a past president of the Pennsbury Education Association and had served as chief contract negotiator for many years. He also coached the school chess team and was a member of the computer-selection committee. "Danny was a quiet man, but strong," said Marie Robinson, an elementary school teacher and president of the Pennsbury Education Association.
SPORTS
September 25, 1996 | By Frank Bertucci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Troy Vincent is not a person to forget where he comes from. That's why the Eagles cornerback was at Pennsbury High School yesterday morning, shaking hands with some of his former teachers and coaches, talking with students, patiently posing for photos. Vincent, a 1988 Pennsbury graduate who went on to the University of Wisconsin, was a first-round draft choice of the Miami Dolphins and joined the Eagles this season. He was back in school to open the Troy Vincent Fitness Center, a weight and exercise room for which he donated the reported $35,000 needed for equipment.
SPORTS
September 22, 1991 | By Tom Williams, Special to The Inquirer
Pennsbury High School scored four touchdowns in its first 14 offensive plays yesterday and coasted past host Lenape, 41-17, in the season opener for the Indians. Randy Cox, a 5-foot-9, 165-pound senior, gained 215 yards on 14 carries and scored three times as the Falcons evened their record at 1-1. "He is a really good back," said Lenape coach Bucky Mitchell. "Pennsbury was the better team in many areas. But we knew what we were getting into. They are just physically better than we are. " Cox scampered 66 yards for a touchdown on the fourth play of the game to give Pennsbury a quick 6-0 lead.
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May 24, 2013 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jermaine M. Jackson was sentenced to life without parole for masterminding a robbery scheme that ended with the shooting death of a popular Bucks County musician. Although Jackson was 19 at the time of the Dec. 28, 2011, crime and did not have a prior criminal record, Bucks County Common Pleas Judge Rea B. Boylan said: "If ever there was a case where a life sentence was appropriate it saddens me to say this is it. " Jackson, of Trenton, was convicted of second-degree murder after he and four others went to Danny DeGennaro's house in Levittown to rob him. He was not accused of shooting the 56-year-old DeGennaro, who died from a shotgun blast to the chest, but of planning the theft.
SPORTS
February 27, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the first five minutes of the third quarter, when previously listless Pennsbury High School came to life and took the lead with a 17-2 run, Abington coach Charles Grasty, as is his habit, did not call a timeout. "Our leaders are very good," Grasty said. "I told them that they were going to make a run. We wanted our guys to keep playing and to fight through it. " The Ghosts did just that Wednesday night in the boys' basketball PIAA District 1 Class AAAA semifinal. They rebounded with a 14-4 spurt to start the fourth quarter, and downed the Falcons, 49-40, at Temple's Liacouras Center.
NEWS
May 21, 1992 | By Karen Auge, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
They didn't like it, they insisted they can't live with it, and they vowed to change it, but nevertheless Pennsbury school board members Monday adopted a tentative 1992-93 spending plan that calls for a 38.32-mill tax increase. Between now and June 30 - the date Pennsylvania requires schools to have final budgets in place - the board said it would pare that tax increase to a more acceptable number. The cuts may be painful. At the special budget meeting Monday, board President Beth Neamand asked district number crunchers to look into trimming areas such as the writing center at Pennsbury High School, bus trips and interscholastic athletic programs at the middle-school level.
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February 27, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the first five minutes of the third quarter, when previously listless Pennsbury High School came to life and took the lead with a 17-2 run, Abington coach Charles Grasty, as is his habit, did not call a timeout. "Our leaders are very good," Grasty said. "I told them that they were going to make a run. We wanted our guys to keep playing and to fight through it. " The Ghosts did just that Wednesday night in the boys' basketball PIAA District 1 Class AAAA semifinal. They rebounded with a 14-4 spurt to start the fourth quarter, and downed the Falcons, 49-40, at Temple's Liacouras Center.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 29, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
ACTOR DAVID MORSE wants to take you to the prom. The "Hack" actor, who lives in the area, was spotted at the Pennsbury High School prom last week. LevittownNow.com reported that Morse was interested in making a movie about Pennsbury's crazy prom high jinks. For those not in the know, the Bucks County school has a notoriously tricked-out prom. Art students mural-ize the entire school and students arrive on elaborate floats of their own making. Morse has done his part to bring films to the Philadelphia area.
SPORTS
March 21, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Former Eagles cornerback Troy Vincent was named the NFL's executive vice president of football operations, a major promotion for the 43-year-old Pennsbury High School alumnus. In his new role, Vincent will oversee all of the league's football operations. Those include officiating, on-field discipline, and player personnel, among other areas. He will also be a nonvoting member of the league's competition committee. "We will emphasize clarity, consistency, and credibility to ensure the highest standards and best practices for our teams and fans," Vincent said in a statement.
NEWS
May 24, 2013 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jermaine M. Jackson was sentenced to life without parole for masterminding a robbery scheme that ended with the shooting death of a popular Bucks County musician. Although Jackson was 19 at the time of the Dec. 28, 2011, crime and did not have a prior criminal record, Bucks County Common Pleas Judge Rea B. Boylan said: "If ever there was a case where a life sentence was appropriate it saddens me to say this is it. " Jackson, of Trenton, was convicted of second-degree murder after he and four others went to Danny DeGennaro's house in Levittown to rob him. He was not accused of shooting the 56-year-old DeGennaro, who died from a shotgun blast to the chest, but of planning the theft.
SPORTS
January 28, 2007 | By Rick O'Brien INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For Bryan Wilson, it was shaping up as a typical afternoon. Wilson, a senior at Pennsbury High School, was in the parking lot to get something out of his car after classes. His plan was to return to the building, talk with his father, Al, a teacher at the Fairless Hills school, and then, as usual, make his way toward the gym for wrestling practice. It all changed in an instant. Wilson, lost in his own thoughts, looked up and saw a yellow school bus barreling out of control on the Lower Bucks County campus.
NEWS
January 14, 2007 | By Lea Sitton Stanley INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The National Transportation Safety Board yesterday joined the investigation of a school bus crash at Pennsbury High School that hurt 17 students Friday, one critically. "They're going to be there for three days, and they're going to be going over that thing with a fine-tooth comb," Elliott Alexander, spokesman for the Pennsbury School District, said yesterday. The independent federal agency dispatched three investigators, he said. The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania continued last night to list Ashley Zauflik, 17, in critical condition.
NEWS
February 1, 2004 | By Valerie Reed INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Cindy DeMaria plans to be in Hawaii today, preparing to pick up a national award in recognition of her hands-on conservation programs. The science teacher at Pennsbury High School East in Fairless Hills was scheduled to fly to Hawaii yesterday on an all-expenses-paid trip. She was named secondary teacher of the year by the National Association of Conservation Districts and is to receive a $1,000 cash prize at the association's annual meeting this week. "I was honored to be recognized.
SPORTS
August 19, 2002 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Levittown's Babe Ruth League team captured the Babe Ruth World Series title Saturday with a 12-5 victory over Lakeshore, La., in the championship game in Abbeville, La. The win capped a magical postseason run for the 13-year-olds, who narrowly defeated Kennewick, Wash., in the quarterfinals and Jefferson Parish, La., in the semifinals of the 10-team, pool-play tournament. Also competing in the event were Waterford, Conn.; Youngstown, Ohio; Hendersonville, N.C.; Brooklyn Area, Minn.
SPORTS
June 25, 2002 | By Joe Santoliquito INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Chris Germani thought some and then thought again. The midfielder for Pennsbury High School in Bucks County originally turned down the chance to take part in the residency program for the under-17 U.S. national soccer team in Bradenton, Fla., in November. It is the same program that developed Bobby Convey, the former Penn Charter standout playing professionally for D.C. United in Major League Soccer, and Landon Donovan, the U.S. World Cup star. Germani changed his mind in May. The 5-foot-6, 140-pounder will skip his junior year at Pennsbury and attend a high school in Florida.
NEWS
June 27, 2000 | By Stephanie Doster, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The former president of a Pennsbury High School booster club pleaded guilty yesterday in Bucks County Court to stealing nearly $33,000 that had been raised by parents and students to pay for football-stadium lights. Kenneth Haun, 53, of Lower Makefield, was president of the Falcon Football Parents Club when the money was raised. He admitted to charges of theft and receiving stolen property, prosecutor C. Theodore Fritsch said. Attempts to reach Haun yesterday were unsuccessful.
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