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April 10, 2008 | From the Associated Press
A Roman Catholic priest accused of stalking Conan O'Brien and calling himself one of the talk-show host's "most dangerous fans" has been ordered to stay away from the NBC personality for two years. The Rev. David Ajemian, 46, pleaded guilty this week to disorderly conduct, admitting in Manhattan Criminal Court that he sent letters and DVDs to O'Brien's home and office and mail to the home of O'Brien's parents. The Boston clergyman, who was arrested in November, said he never meant to cause anxiety or to upset anyone.
April 26, 2008 | From Reuters
"Saturday Night Live" veteran Jimmy Fallon will take Conan O'Brien's place on NBC next year when O'Brien succeeds Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show," a person familiar with the deal said. Daily Variety and the Hollywood Reporter both reported that a formal announcement of plans to install Fallon in O'Brien's place as host of NBC's "Late Night" show would likely come next month. Fallon, 33, will complete an NBC talent shuffle set in motion when the network announced in 2004 that Leno would retire from "Tonight" in 2009 and that O'Brien would replace him. NBC and Fallon's publicist had no comment.
August 21, 1987
Tim O'Brien has left Tustin High School, where he was the basketball coach, to take the same job at Estancia, O'Brien said Thursday. O'Brien had a 35-16 record at Tustin in two seasons, including a 21-6 record last season. He replaces Joe Reid, who last month resigned for personal reasons after three seasons as coach. Estancia, which is in the Sea View League with Tustin, was 11-13 last season and 49-29 in three seasons under Reid.
April 12, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Recently sworn-in U.S. citizen Craig Ferguson is being embraced by his new countrymen: The late-night comic hit a ratings milestone last week with his first victory over NBC's Conan O'Brien. The CBS "Late Late Show" averaged more viewers than O'Brien's "Late Night" (1.88 million to 1.77 million) for the first week during which they each competed with all-original shows since Ferguson started in January 2005. It caps a slow and steady climb for Ferguson and raises a red flag for future "Tonight" show host O'Brien, although NBC says it is still happy with O'Brien's audience.
April 6, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Ken O'Brien, the New York Jets starting quarterback for most of the past nine years, was traded Monday to the Green Bay Packers for a fifth-round draft choice. O'Brien's days were numbered when the Jets obtained Boomer Esiason from Cincinnati last month to compete with Browning Nagle for the starting job. O'Brien is second to Joe Namath on the Jets' all-time career passing list with 24,386 yards and started 104 games with New York.
June 24, 2009 | Greg Braxton
Conan O'Brien, the newly installed proprietor of "The Tonight Show" that Johnny Carson reigned over for nearly 30 years, paid tribute to the former host's sidekick during the opening of Tuesday's broadcast. "As you've probably all heard, Ed McMahon passed away last night, and this is obviously a very sad day," O'Brien said to the studio audience. "It is impossible, I think, for anyone to imagine 'The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson' without Ed McMahon. Ed's laugh was really the soundtrack to that show.
April 21, 2004 | From Associated Press
The Philadelphia 76ers hired Jim O'Brien as their coach Tuesday, handing the former Boston Celtic coach a team that could be on the verge of a major rebuilding project. O'Brien replaces Chris Ford, who was promoted from assistant on an interim basis after Randy Ayers was fired Feb. 10. O'Brien will be introduced today at a news conference. O'Brien, 52, stepped down as coach of the Celtics on Jan. 27 after clashing with Danny Ainge, the team's executive director of basketball operations.
December 16, 2003 | From Reuters
Conan O'Brien will bring his NBC show to Toronto in February, a move organizers there hope will boost a tourism industry ravaged earlier this year by the SARS outbreak. The comedian confirmed Monday that his "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" will shoot Feb. 10-13 in Toronto. The idea was partly initiated by Lorne Michaels, the Canadian-born producer of "Saturday Night Live." The comedian said it would be "premature and foolish" to say who would appear on the show, but he thought "Ben Affleck, J.
December 20, 1989 | From Times wire services
The New York Jets said that quarterback Ken O'Brien will undergo an operation after the season on his damaged throwing arm. An arthrogram Monday on the right shoulder of the six-year veteran revealed a need for exploratory arthroscopic surgery, the team announced Tuesday. O'Brien, who has played this season with a variety of injuries--a broken toe, bruised ribs, two concussions, a sore left elbow--had his chronic rotator cuff tendinitis aggravated when he jammed his shoulder Dec. 3 at San Diego.
June 14, 1989
Veteran Los Angeles City Department of Building and Safety official Warren V. O'Brien was appointed general manager Tuesday by Mayor Tom Bradley. He succeeds Frank Kroeger, who retired in May. O'Brien has been with the city department for 28 years, beginning as a civil engineering assistant and working his way up to executive officer, or assistant general manager. He has served as chief of special projects division, chief of the management assistance division and chief of the building bureau.
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