Originally created 03/06/03

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Prom-fashion disasters wanted

The temperature is slowly climbing, the days are getting longer ... it can mean only one thing: Prom season.

It's time to let the teenagers of today see what the teens of yesterday considered fashionable prom wear.

Anybody wear a plaid tuxedo? Anyone wear 20 pounds of pink tulle? If you've got pictures, or even better, if you've actually SAVED your prom paraphernalia, we want to see it. And we're willing to pay for the privilege.

Send details of your prom formalwear nightmare (with proof) to: Prom Nightmare, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928; e-mail to ecline@augustachronicle.com; or drop it by the office at 725 Broad St.

We'll print the best pictures March 30 and let the public decide on a winner, who will receive $50.

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BIRTHDAYS

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: TV personality Ed McMahon is 80. Singer Mary Wilson of The Supremes is 59. Singer-guitarist David Gilmour of Pink Floyd is 57. Actor-director Rob Reiner is 56. Singer Kiki Dee is 56. Actor Tom Arnold is 44. Actor D.L. Hughley (The Hughleys) is 39. Actress Moira Kelly is 35. Rapper-actor-basketball player Shaquille O'Neal is 31. Rapper Bubba Sparxxx is 26.

YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY: You should be able to express yourself pretty well this year. Words aren't your only form of communication, either. Music, film, color and form are all mediums you can use. And you might even find a way to draw a fat paycheck for your efforts.

REACH US

Contact Lifestyles Editor Erica C. Cline at: 828-2946 or ecline@augustachronicle.com.