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Jaguars’ defensive tackle takes teen with liver cancer to prom

A Jacksonville teen with liver cancer had a special date to her high school prom Saturday. Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Sen’Derrick Marks picked up 18-year-old Khameyea Jennings in his Lamborghini and took her to the dance at the Jacksonville Zoo. The Florida Times-Union reported that Marks visited Jennings at Wolfson Children’s Hospital with a bouquet of flowers on Wednesday and asked if he could take her to the prom. “I talked with your mom; she said it was OK,” Marks told Jennings. She had planned to attend the prom with her sister. But Marks’ invitation was too good to turn down. So Jennings accepted even though she knows “nothing about sports.” Dreams Come True of Jacksonville had approached the Jaguars about the prom invitation, and Marks jumped at the chance. – Associated Press

Students stuck in Steam Plant elevator en route to prom

Ten Mt. Spokane High School students nearly missed prom – perhaps deservedly – when they got stuck in an elevator. The group was in the elevator after finishing dinner at Stacks Restaurant at the Steam Plant in downtown Spokane.

When it comes to ‘prom-posals,’ high school students are going to extremes

Tyrus Goldsworthy had it planned for weeks. He would have roses at the ready, play George Strait’s “Check Yes or No” and enlist the help of his youth group at Southside Christian Church. Members – at least 26 of them – would hold up sheets of paper with individual letters spelling out, “Becca, will you go to prom with me.”

Browns’ Gordon may face yearlong suspension

A day of celebration dissolved into confusion for the Cleveland Browns. Hours after quarterback Johnny Manziel’s arrival had Cleveland’s football pulse racing faster than it had in years, a report that star wide receiver Josh Gordon may be facing an indefinite suspension shattered the city’s collective joy.

Celestial Selections stakes its claim to prom, wedding fashions

Don and Erlene Clifton’s business, Celestial Selections, is cruising through its busy time of year. The Spokane Valley couple has operated the wedding and prom-fashion retail store the past 13 years at 306 S. Pines Road. They sell wedding and prom dresses and men’s formal wear for special occasions, such as homecoming events and holiday galas.

North Central alumni take long route to prom

When Dave Snyder and Barbara Kolbet were seniors at North Central High School in 1971, she turned him down for a date to the prom. She wanted to be faithful to an older guy she was dating even if it meant missing a major end-of-high-school event. Her boyfriend, who later became her husband, didn’t want to go; “he’d been there, done that,” she said.

Special prom and a nod

A group of teens gathered Saturday to get gussied up for prom. The room filled with the sound of chatter as they browsed racks of evening gowns. They got their nails done and professional stylists carefully applied makeup and curled, teased and pinned their hair into updos.

LC presents ‘Zombie Prom’

Teenage love will never die in the Lewis and Clark Tiger Drama spring performance of “Zombie Prom” beginning at 7 p.m. April 26 in the LC auditorium. The comedic musical is set in a 1950s high school and tells the story of the forbidden teen romance between Toffee, played by Laura Chamberlain, and rebel Jonny, played by Mario Zavala. The lovebirds declare their feelings for each other, and then Toffee is banned from seeing Jonny by her mother Megan Harbaugh), her father (Mica Pointer), and the wicked principal, Miss Delilah Strict (Phoibe Purcell).

Senior project collects affordable prom dresses

In the romantic comedy “27 Dresses,” a young woman has been a bridesmaid 27 times. One at a time she puts on the gowns, in a rainbow of colors and styles, and relishes the memories from all the weddings. Erin Fiorillo said she feels almost the same way when she walks into her basement. There she has close to 85 clean, gently used formal dresses neatly hung on racks, waiting for their new owners. On April 14, at Shadle Park High School, she’ll be selling them all to benefit Providence Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital.

Nonprofit offers free prom gown of choice for special night

There has already been a flood of girls looking for beautiful dresses, but then there was a real flood. When Julianne Sullivan arrived at Julianne’s Prom Closet early Monday morning, she found water seeping through the ceiling of her basement location and running down the wall. An icemaker somewhere upstairs in the building had malfunctioned and now Sullivan was frantically hauling racks full of beautiful ball gowns out of the room.

Mt. Spokane High’s prom back on track

The prom is back on track at Mt. Spokane High School. Earlier this year, the senior class discovered it had lost a $2,150 deposit when The Sapphire Room unexpectedly went out of business. Sapphire Room owner LeeAnn Saccomanno did not notify the school. She also didn’t come through on repeated promises that she’d refund the students their deposit, so the seniors had no choice but to start over on fundraising.

Parent-hosted drinking parties are illegal

Parents planning to host post-prom or graduation drinking parties should make other plans. Even though it's legal for kids to drink in private homes with their parents present, it's not legal for other kids to imbibe without their own parents' supervision – even if those parents gave permission for another adult to watch over their child.