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April 15, 2005
Do you have warm memories of your prom? Were you the prom king or queen? Or were you a prom victim, forced to take a date you didn't want? Tell us your stories in 200 words or less. Send your response by April 22 to Pa. Commentary Page, Philadelphia Inquirer, 800 River Road, Conshohocken, Pa. 19428, Fax: 610-313-8243, E-mail: suburbanletters@phillynews.com, putting "Prom story" in the subject line. Include your name, home address and day and evening telephone numbers.
NEWS
June 12, 1992
It seemed an open-and-shut case. A half-dozen seniors at Highland Regional High in Blackwood, N.J. are arrested after setting off firecrackers in the middle of the night on their science teacher's front lawn. It was their third such visit of the season - the first two times they had draped the front yard in toilet paper. The science teacher wisely decides not to press charges, and the school suspends the boys for a day and bars them from attending the prom. Most of us would say they got off easy.
NEWS
May 3, 2013
DON'T TELL HER I said this, but I'm happy that my daughter isn't overexcited about her senior prom. "I'm going, but only because I don't want to look back years from now and think I've missed out on something," Olivia said as she discussed her budget for this rite of passage for which many students and parents spend way too much money. My daughter isn't fawning over dresses. She's still looking and rejecting pricy frocks. She grumbled about the price of the prom - $90 a ticket.
NEWS
July 16, 1989 | By Barbara E. Sorid, Special to The Inquirer
Dorothy Kownacki of Willingboro got a second chance - at age 93 - to dress up and dance at a prom. She and 34 other senior citizens at Zurbrugg Adult Medical Day Center in Riverside participated last month in a "senior prom" and luncheon sponsored by the center. Each month, the center prepares a special event for the 65 older adults who live with family but come to the center for special care during the day. Because their emotional needs are just as important as medical and physical needs, a prom was arranged to arouse happy memories of younger, healthier days, said Barbara Batson, the center's director.
NEWS
June 26, 2008
UPPER Darby has suffered another black eye, this time at the prom of Upper Darby High School. I know that a rule is a rule. I also know what it is to be young, and the time that's necessary for a lady to get ready for any date, let alone her promenade. I also know that myriad factors, including finding the ballroom, could be responsible for a couple arriving after the stated time for a function. Given the expense involved in attending a prom, one cannot blame the student's parents from going to her defense.
NEWS
May 23, 1995 | by Anderson Jones, Daily News Staff Writer
The prom is not the best party of the year for everyone. Just ask John Libertz, 22, who graduated from Roman. "I hate proms," he says. "They sucked then and they suck now. " Libertz is here with Jamie Gault, 18, who had to beg him for two months to come to South Philadelphia High School's Junior-Senior Prom. It's the fifth prom they've each attended, but not together. "This one I wasn't really looking forward to," she says. Yet the prom is the only party where guys will hold beaded purses, bouquets of roses or orchids, a pair of dyed-to-match pumps or a prom queen's crown and not look positively weird.
NEWS
February 22, 1989 | By Lynne O'Dwyer, Special to The Inquirer
The big night has finally arrived. You've chosen the perfect dress, shoes and hairdo. Your date, arriving in a limousine rented for the occasion, hands you a corsage of roses that sets off your ensemble perfectly. It will be a night that you'll remember for the rest of your life. Like most things that appear effortless, high school proms require a lot of planning to bring the night off without a hitch. That's why Echelon Mall and Seventeen magazine sponsored a prom preview weekend Saturday and Sunday at the mall.
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January 24, 2014 | BY LAUREN McCUTCHEON, Daily News Staff Writer mccutch@phillynews.com, 215-854-5991
J   USTIN BIEBER. You are so not taking my niece to the prom in nine years. Why such a future rejection, you ask, oh, once-sweet pop star? I'll be honest. It was yesterday morning's drunken/stoned/stupid/stupor arrest in Miami Beach for drag racing. And resisting arrest. And DUI (that you admitted). And dropping F-bombs to cops like they were "Yes, sirs. " And driving with an expired Georgia license (06/24/2013, to be precise). Also, the way you rolled up the sleeves of your red prison shirt.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 14, 2013
The Awesome Fest opens Friday and continues through mid-August at various venues. All information, times, dates, and prices: www.theawesomefest . com. Psychedelic Furs 8 p.m. Friday at the Trocadero, 1003 Arch St. Tickets: $20. Information: 215-922-6888, www.thetroc.com . The Awesome '80s Themed Prom and 'Pretty in Pink' screening. 8 p.m. Saturday at Parx Casino's 360 Lounge and Nightclub, 2999 Street Rd., Bensalem. Tickets: Free. Information: 1-888-588-7279, www.parxcasino.com/awesomefest .
ENTERTAINMENT
May 25, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Let's face it, Hollywood is a cruel and vicious taskmaster. Impelled to act by fans' indecent desires - or, at least, the unconscious drives they've been programmed to have by Hollywood (it's a vicious cycle!) - the Biz forces women who want to succeed to carve themselves up in dread ways physical and spiritual so they appear impossibly thin and young. And the consequences? What about the loss? The trauma? Amanda Seyfried knows. The Les Misérables and Lovelace star was forced to sacrifice her curvelicious figure on the altar of fame.
SPORTS
May 17, 2013 | BY TED SILARY, Daily News Staff Writer silaryt@phillynews.com
BY THE TIME he's ready to play Saturday night, Michael Keir might be exhausted from shaking his head back and forth. Keir, a 6-2, 215-pound quarterback from Roman Catholic High, remains bothered and bewildered, even disgusted, by the fact only 28 players will represent Non-Public vs. Public - the roster limit is 50 per team - in the 39th annual City All-Star Football Classic, set for 7 o'clock at Northeast High. "Twenty-eight? That might be generous," Keir said yesterday. "Since they counted up that many, I'd bet we've lost a few more.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 16, 2013 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Like most teenage girls, 17-year-old Madelyn Rosario is enamored with this spring's prom dresses. She loves the trendy princess gowns and body-skimming mermaid frocks made popular on this year's red carpets by the super-slim Miley Cyruses and Taylor Swifts. But at 5-foot-3 and 170 pounds, Rosario is a confident, well-dressed teen - who is a solid size 14. In the discriminating world of fashion, that qualifies her as plus-size. "Up until now, this is the biggest night of my life," said the Pennsauken High School junior.
NEWS
May 3, 2013
DON'T TELL HER I said this, but I'm happy that my daughter isn't overexcited about her senior prom. "I'm going, but only because I don't want to look back years from now and think I've missed out on something," Olivia said as she discussed her budget for this rite of passage for which many students and parents spend way too much money. My daughter isn't fawning over dresses. She's still looking and rejecting pricy frocks. She grumbled about the price of the prom - $90 a ticket.
NEWS
May 1, 2013 | By Helen Ubinas, Daily News Columnist
THE BLACK, midcalf lace dress that 19-year-old Alicia Gaitor modeled for her family and onlookers hit all the right notes. It was classic, yet fresh. Form-fitting, yet tasteful. "I love it," her sister said. "That dress was made for you," an onlooker agreed. It was a great choice. But the look on Gaitor's face said it all: It wasn't the dress. "She's always been picky," sighed her mother, Michelle. "Usually about the wrong things. " She and her other daughter headed back to the chairs they'd been keeping warm for more than an hour.
NEWS
May 1, 2013
Gay marriage at hand in R.I. PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Rhode Island appears poised to become the nation's 10th state to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry after a legislative panel voted Tuesday to forward same-sex marriage legislation to the full House for a final - and largely procedural - vote. The outcome of Thursday's House vote is not in doubt, as the House overwhelmingly passed an earlier version of the bill in January. Gov. Lincoln Chafee is expected to sign the bill into law. - AP Nuke shutdown proving costly LOS ANGELES - Costs tied to the idling of California's San Onofre nuclear power plant have climbed to $553 million, while the majority owner raised the possibility Tuesday of retiring the plant if it can't get one reactor running later this year.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2013 | BY LAUREN McCUTCHEON, Daily News Staff Writer mccutch@phillynews.com, 215-854-5991
WHEN CENTRAL HIGH School student Walid Abduldaki asked a girl to the senior prom, he didn't stop her in the hallway to pop the question. He didn't call. Or email. He sure didn't text. Instead, the 17-year-old sent prospective date Ana Koerner on a scavenger hunt, a daylong quest that led from her school locker to an office and classroom, and friend to friend, until she wound up, said Abduldaki, "on the blacktop by her car, where I was waiting with a bouquet of flowers. " If such a shenanigan sounds like a romantic scene from "The Bachelor," consider this: Abduldaki and Koerner aren't dating.
NEWS
April 22, 2013 | By Rita Giordano and Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writers
Friday was going to be a big day for the seniors of Penn Wood High School, the day they would get to buy prom tickets. "All of us have been talking about prom since January," Sabreen Abbass, 17, said. "All of us had our passes to come down and buy our prom tickets. We all had our dresses. " Instead, she had a day off she didn't want. She and her friends will get to buy their prom tickets eventually, but they don't know when or where. A blaze early Thursday that officials have declared arson has barred them from their Lansdowne school, its walls charred and windows boarded.
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