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NEWS
January 1, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Americans bade farewell to 1990 Monday under a blue moon with a second to spare, while revelers in major cities were warned not to fire their guns. A church that survived the 1871 Chicago Fire hoped to still be around next year. New Year's Eve was a fraction longer as a "leap second" was added to 1990 to help adjust for the slowing of Earth's rotation and to keep the official time in sync with the sun and the stars.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 31, 1987 | HOWARD ROSENBERG, Times Television Critic
You say you're spending New Year's Eve at home. You refuse to fight the traffic, the drunk drivers, the crowds and the inflated prices for bad food, rotten service and a foaming lush at the next table who wants to pour champagne on your head when the geriatric band plays "Auld Lang Syne." You weren't invited to any parties or you refuse to attend the ones you were invited to. You despise phony frivolity and good cheer on demand. You think noisemakers and party hats make good bonfires.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 31, 1991 | STEVEN HERBERT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Television offers up its traditional assortment of actors and singers making merry tonight while the usual hopeful forward-looking parades and college football bowl games mark the beginning of 1992 Wednesday. New Year's Eve Specials: ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, MTV, the Nashville Network and KCET Channel 28 will all present New Year's Eve shows, mainly comedy and music. Two syndicated programs also vie for viewers.
NEWS
January 2, 1990 | From Reuters
The wild New Year's celebrations at the Berlin Wall turned sour when a giant video screen collapsed onto a crowd early Monday morning, injuring more than 100 people. Police also said they found a 24-year-old West German dead along East Berlin's Unter den Linden avenue, but his death did not appear to be connected with the collapse. A total of 300 people were injured in holiday revelry, 80 of them taken to hospitals in East and West Berlin with cuts, broken bones and head wounds, police said.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 31, 1987 | ALEENE MacMINN, Times Television Editor
Despite what some curmudgeonly TV critics say (see adjoining column), stay-at-homers can find New Year's Eve merriment and entertainment on the TV tube today and tonight, with a variety of programs scheduled to bring in 1988. Here's a countdown of the last remaining hours of 1987 on TV: At 10:30 this morning, the Fiesta Bowl Parade in Phoenix will be carried on Channels 9 and 42, a prelude to Friday's Fiesta Bowl football game between Florida State and Nebraska.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 1989 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A hard and deadly rain is heading for Los Angeles and it is due to arrive about midnight Sunday. Instead of drops of moisture, thousands of bullets are expected to be fired randomly into the sky by New Year's Eve revelers and hurtle back to earth with enough force to cause power outages, penetrate cars and buildings and put residents at risk throughout the city. If past form holds, the shooting will last roughly 30 minutes, starting at about 11:45 p.m. Sunday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 1988 | KENNETH REICH, Times Staff Writer
He was a 19-year-old Marine stationed at Camp Pendleton, she an 18-year-old freshman in college in Colorado. Having gone together since the seventh grade in Denver, here they were on New Year's Eve at the Los Angeles County Courthouse getting married. Theodore Wynne and Shelly Stryker said they planned to let their parents know what they had done sometime today. In the meantime, they held hands, she giggled slightly and in just two minutes for a grand price of $63.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1999 | ROBERTA G. WAX, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
King Dahl has quite an evening in store for the 400 people spending New Year's at the party he's planning in Thousand Oaks. The revelers, each dressed as a favorite character of the last century, will enter through a tent decorated with replicas of antique clocks, old phones and early 1900s lamps. From there, they will file through a 20-foot-long smoke-filled tunnel lined with shifting gears and wildly spinning clocks.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 31, 1990 | STEVEN HERBERT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Television viewers will be bombarded today and Tuesday by parades, football, made-for-TV New Year's Eve celebrations, a movie marathon and talking heads bravely or foolish predicting what will transpire during the coming year. If everyone loves a parade, then television must love the Rose Parade, with all three major networks and three local stations providing coverage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 1999 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sure, there were a lot of folks celebrating two nights earlier on New Year's Eve, but that was nothing like the giddiness that pervaded the Beverly Hilton on Saturday night when Gov.-elect Gray Davis threw a boisterous black-tie bash for 1,500 supporters. For a guy who proudly called himself the "dull" candidate, Davis and his wife, Sharon, hosted a pull-out-all-the-stops party that was anything but that.
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