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June 16, 1989 | MARK LANDSBAUM, Times Staff Writer
Jesse Roach handles his new-found celebrity with aplomb. Take, for instance, a recent day on Santa Catalina Island. All around him things were hectic. The activity was furious as cameramen scurried into place and NBC's "Today" show wound up its taping on location. Between segments, anchors Bryant Gumbel and Jane Pauley quick-stepped along the Avalon pier to the chalk marks showing where they must stand when the camera returns after a brief word from their sponsor. Hundreds of vacationing onlookers gawked and strained for a view.
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June 16, 1989 | MARK LANDSBAUM, Times Staff Writer
Jesse Roach handles his new-found celebrity with aplomb. Take, for instance, a recent day on Santa Catalina Island. All around him things were hectic. The activity was furious as cameramen scurried into place and NBC's "Today" show wound up its taping on location. Between segments, anchors Bryant Gumbel and Jane Pauley quick-stepped along the Avalon pier to the chalk marks showing where they must stand when the camera returns after a brief word from their sponsor. Hundreds of vacationing onlookers gawked and strained for a view.
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January 26, 1995 | CHIP JACOBS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A dispute between one of Foothill Transit's main contractors and the drivers and mechanics working for it has raised the possibility of the carrier's first strike in its six-year history. At issue is a three-year contract offered this month by Upland-based Laidlaw Transit Services to some of its workers. The proposal was overwhelmingly rejected by the drivers, who navigate Foothill buses on 12 of its 21 local and express lines.
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January 17, 2014 | By Amy Reiter
New judge Harry Connick Jr. cemented his role as tough-to-please truth teller on "American Idol" on Thursday night, as the auditions returned to Austin for a second night and then moved on to San Francisco. "This is tough because it's a perfect story," he told 15-year-old hopeful Tristen Langley, who'd brought his mother, "Idol" Season 1 third-place finisher Nikki McKibbin, to his audition. She stood nearby, mouthing the words as he sang a so-so "Santeria. " "I just think if mom weren't here and the story weren't here, I can guarantee you it wouldn't work for me. " Jennifer Lopez, who had gushed about the "crazy" history being made -- "We're a second generation 'Idol' already!"
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February 13, 2014 | By Amy Reiter
As it kicked off its "final judgment" round on Thursday, a name that one contestant griped sounded alarmingly apocalyptic, "American Idol" showed a clip of Harry Connick Jr. lecturing the 48 contestants who'd made it to the solo round. "At the top of my list of pet peeves is hearing people bitch about that they don't feel good," he told the stressed-out singers, some of them apparently sick. "Just suck it up and sing. It's entertainment. " As Connick gave his little speech, the following words flashed on the screen: "No more Mr. Nice Guy. " PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of movies and TV Poor Harry.
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