Video: Rose Court Tryouts Photo Gallery: Rose Parade TryoutsPASADENA – Michael, an Arcadia High School senior, wants to be a Rose Parade princess. Saturday morning found him and his three friends, Daniel, Ben and Alvin, standing in line among hundreds of girls from all over the Pasadena Area Community College District, waiting to try out for the chance at the crown. “I wanted to see what the hype was all about,” he said. “Why aren’t there any princes? Doesn’t a princess always need an escort?” The four will have some stiff competition. By mid-morning, more than 300 girls had arrived at Tournament House to wait for their 15 seconds – yes, seconds – of time in front of a panel of nine judges. In all, 810 local high school seniors and college students preregistered for the tryouts, tournament officials said, and as many as 1,500 applicants were expected. Last year, more than 1,100 girls applied. Based on Saturday’s results – or Monday’s, for the stragglers not able to attend this weekend – the pool will be narrowed to 250 prospective Pasadena royals. More interviews follow as the group is cut to 75, then 25, and finally to the six princesses and one queen who will represent the city in the Tournament of Roses parade. “It’s something that I’d always looked forward to doing,” said applicant No. 174, a confident Arcadia High School senior named Eleni. (The Tournament asks that those trying out only be identified by their first name and number to preserve their anonymity for judging.) Not all the girls seemed so calm and collected, though. As they made their way one by one onto the low red dais before the judging table, some laughed nervously or sighed audibly before launching into their short speeches. No. 181 wanted to be a princess so she could be “an ambassador of good will.” No. 195, who wore her hair knotted into a purple shawl and had two piercings through her lower lip, hoped to represent Pasadena’s “beautiful diversity.” Anyone who spoke too long was interrupted with a firm but polite “Thank you so much.” And then the girls – and guys – were ushered along once more, this time into the Tournament House for photos. “Cradle it just like you would a baby,” a volunteer advised as she handed each girl a bouquet of red roses. “Turn your face a tiny bit more,” called the photographer. “Beautiful, beautiful, great smile.” The camera flashed, the line moved forward as the next girl moved into position. Outside, the girls clutched their Estee Lauder gift bags and compared notes on how they did. Meanwhile, reigning Queen Mary McCluggage walked about, lending her encouragement to those who still had to pass before the judges. “It’s so weird,” McCluggage said, to consider that just a year ago she was one of those nervous girls, “practically dying of sweat.” Now a pre-med freshman at USC, she said, “It will be fun to give my title away, but it is a little bittersweet.” [email protected] (626) 578-6300, EXT. 4451160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
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By Ed OsmondLONDON, England (Reuters) – Joe Denly’s fluent 94 put England in control of the final Ashes Test and the hosts moved on to 313 for eight to lead Australia by 382 runs at the close on the third day yesterday.Denly fell six runs short of his maiden Test century and Ben Stokes made a sparkling 67 in bright sunshine at The Oval to put England in a strong position to level the series at 2-2.“Against this attack it is always a battle. You have to work hard for every run. I am naturally disappointed not to get to the milestone but we are in a great position going into day four and that is the most important thing,” Denly said. Australia ensured they will retain the Ashes by winning the fourth Test in Manchester and are bidding to secure their first Test series victory in England since 2001.Denly and Stokes came together after England lost Rory Burns for 20 and Joe Root (21) in the morning.Burns had driven Peter Siddle sweetly through mid-off to bring up the first half-century opening stand of the series but he departed after a wild slash at a wide ball from spinner Nathan Lyon which he edged to wicketkeeper Tim Paine. Captain Root, bidding to register his first Test century in the series, pushed forward tentatively at Lyon and nicked a simple catch to Steve Smith at slip and the home side took lunch on 88 for two.Stokes, dropped at slip off Lyon on seven, started slowly before unfurling some trademark attacking shots to entertain a packed crowd. Denly clipped Josh Hazlewood through mid-wicket for his seventh four to reach fifty for the third time in the series and the 33-year-old right-hander struck a few sweetly-timed strokes in his highest Test score.Stokes, who made a brilliant century to lead England to a dramatic victory in the third Test at Headingley, moved past fifty with a six off Marnus Labuschagne before he was bowled by Lyon to end a fine third-wicket partnership of 127.Denly’s five-hour vigil was halted when he edged Siddle to Smith at slip and Jonny Bairstow fell for 14, nicking another catch to Smith off the bowling of Mitchell Marsh. Sam Curran was caught down the leg side by Paine off Pat Cummins for a breezy 17, Chris Woakes was brilliantly caught one-handed by Smith off Marsh and Jos Buttler plundered 47 before skying Siddle to a diving Labuschagne at square leg.Jofra Archer and Jack Leach steered England through to the close without further loss and Australia will face a daunting run chase over the remaining two days of the match.“It was a tough day. It would have been nice to get some early breakthroughs and put more pressure on them but it didn’t come,” Siddle said. “We know how much it means to win the series, it just comes down to execution and we’ve been behind the eight-ball from the start,” he added. “We know what happened at Headingley on a nice batting strip so if we make the most of this deck, who knows?” ENGLAND 1st innings 294AUSTRALIA 1st innings 225ENGLAND 2nd inningsR. Burns c Paine b Lyon 20J. Denly c Smith b Siddle 94J. Root c Smith b Lyon 21B. Stokes b Lyon 67J. Bairstow c Smith b Marsh 14J. Butler c Labuschagne b Siddle 47S. Curran c Paine b Cummins 17C. Woakes c Smith b Marsh 6J. Archer not out 3J. Leach not out 5Extras: (b-7, lb-11, nb-1) 19Total: (eight wkts, 91 overs) 313Fall of wickets: 1-54, 2-87, 3-214, 4-222, 5-249, 6-279, 7-305, 8-305.Bowling: P. Cummins 19-4 55-1, J. Hazlewood 19-5-57-0 (nb-1). N. Lyon 22-4-65-3, P. Siddle 13-4-52-2, M. Marsh 11-1-40- 2, M. Labuschagne 7-1-26-0.
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