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August 14, 1991 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At 6:03 p.m., the noisy crowd of onlookers went silent, their faces turned toward the sky, their video cams whirring. Some 20 stories above, gingerly tapping one foot several times to test the wire, Jay Cochrane stepped out onto the tightrope, which extends at a 42-degree upward slant to the top of Knott's Berry Farm's 187-foot-tall Sky Tower parachute ride.
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November 4, 2013 | Steve Chawkins
Jay Cochrane, a Canadian tightrope walker who set world records as he crossed high above gorges and traversed from skyscraper to skyscraper the world over, died Wednesday in Niagara Falls, Ontario, according to a remembrance posted on his website . He was 69 and had pancreatic cancer, according to an Internet tribute called "The Prince of the Air. " In the tribute, aerialist Nik Wallenda called Cochrane "a man of amazing visions. " "It was a dream of mine that I expressed to my wife only yesterday that we might work together on my next walk," he said.
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November 4, 2013 | Steve Chawkins
Jay Cochrane, a Canadian tightrope walker who set world records as he crossed high above gorges and traversed from skyscraper to skyscraper the world over, died Wednesday in Niagara Falls, Ontario, according to a remembrance posted on his website . He was 69 and had pancreatic cancer, according to an Internet tribute called "The Prince of the Air. " In the tribute, aerialist Nik Wallenda called Cochrane "a man of amazing visions. " "It was a dream of mine that I expressed to my wife only yesterday that we might work together on my next walk," he said.
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August 14, 1991 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At 6:03 p.m., the noisy crowd of onlookers went silent, their faces turned toward the sky, their video cams whirring. Some 20 stories above, gingerly tapping one foot several times to test the wire, Jay Cochrane stepped out onto the tightrope, which extends at a 42-degree upward slant to the top of Knott's Berry Farm's 187-foot-tall Sky Tower parachute ride.
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October 16, 1996 | Reuters
Tightrope artist Jay Cochrane plans to become the first person in 100 years to walk across Niagara Falls on a wire. But unlike acrobats such as the Great Blondin who made such crossings routine a century ago by traversing about 1,100 feet across Horseshoe Falls, Cochrane said Tuesday that he plans to walk all the way from the New York side to the Ontario side, about 3,500 feet.
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December 1, 1985 | JANNY SCOTT, Times Staff Writer
You'll find them bowsing around the bar at The Beachcomber in South Mission Beach--talking about nothing, curling a calloused palm around a cold beer or a Bacardi and Coke, passing a rainy afternoon playing floor darts with toilet plungers. Or they'll be across Mission Boulevard on The Bench--to a Beach Person, what Mecca is to a Muslim. They'll be plotting a trip to Cabo, getting on a guy's case, or cracking up about the time they mooned the lady with the camera in the passing car.
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July 19, 1994 | JIM WASHBURN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There's something to be said for unincorporated areas. In more civilized parts of the county, there are laws and rules designating what four weekends of the year one can have garage sales, or even how many minutes of the day your garage door can be open. Community associations can make folks tear down their ducky weather vanes, and La Habra is mulling an ordinance to prohibit hanging laundry in public view.
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March 7, 2002
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