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June 22, 2000
A look at Laker championship parades: 1972 No parade. * 1980 * May 17--5,000 fans turn out for a rally at the Forum the day after the Lakers defeat Philadelphia to win the title. WHAT THEY SAID Coach Paul Westhead, commenting on how the Lakers were able to win the decisive game without Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who stayed home because of a sprained ankle: "Walt Whitman said 'A teacher's goal is to teach the class so well that the class outdoes the teacher.'
March 24, 2014 | By Robin Abcarian
What exactly was Bill Donohue, the cranky public face of the Catholic League and tireless critic of gay rights, trying to prove when he asked to be included in this year's gay pride parade in New York City? That the gays would reject him? Oh please. Here's how his failed publicity stunt went down: Feb. 27 : During a TV interview with Raymond Arroyo, host of the Catholic talk show “The World Over,” Donohue, 66, dismisses the idea that gay people should be able to march under a gay pride banner in New York City's St. Patrick's Day Parade.
July 18, 1989 | ALLISON SAMUELS
Despite temperatures in the 90s, hundreds of people gathered Monday afternoon to catch a glimpse of elephants, lions and tigers marching on the Anaheim Convention Center. The unlikely parade down Lewis Street and Katella Avenue marked the arrival Monday of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus, which will perform at the convention center today through next Tuesday.
March 16, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
Things don't get much more Boston than the St. Patrick's Day parade that goes through south Boston every year. But citing an exclusion of gay participants, the city's mayor decided not to join one of the famously Irish city's most famously Irish events on Sunday. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, whose parents were Irish immigrants, was keeping a promise not to attend after he failed to convince organizers to allow a gay veterans group to participate in the march. "As mayor of the city of Boston, I have to do my best to ensure that all Bostonians are free to participate fully in the civic life of our city," Walsh said in a statement to local media . "Unfortunately, this year, the parties were not able to come to an understanding that would have made that possible.
June 16, 2001
11 a.m.: Kickoff in front of Department of Water and Power (1st and Hope). Mayor Richard Riordan will introduce team. Parade route: The team will board seven double-decker buses and will travel: * West on 1st Street to Figueroa. * South on Figueroa to Staples Center (at 11th Street). * Pep rally at Staples approximately at 12:30 p.m. The Laker players will appear at the terrace at Staples Center after the parade. Fans will be ushered into the parking lot directly north of the arena.
May 16, 1996
No matter when they book the Lesbian and Gay Pride Parade to run down Broadway in Long Beach, some people won't show up. First Baptist Church, for instance, has made other plans for 11 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Mark Chappell is taking the opportunity to deliver a sermon on "traditional family values," which he says discourage homosexuality. "The message that we're going to be bringing is that God loves the homosexual but he does not love homosexuality," Chappell said.
January 26, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
The Carnival season in New Orleans got off to a rough start when thunderstorms and chilly temperatures canceled or postponed most of the parades. About 50 other parades are scheduled to roll over the next 12 days, culminating with Mardi Gras on Feb. 5.
September 25, 2003 | Victoria Looseleaf, Special to The Times
Fashion Week may be over, but fashion, as flaunted by Garung -- six women who act, dance, sing, chatter and chortle -- comes to sexy life in the West Coast premiere of this eponymous, movement-based theater piece at the Ivar Theatre. Conceived by British-born choreographer Madeleine Dahm, Garung (German for "disquiet") is a local troupe of actors (plus dance-trained Dahm) whose sophisticated opus conjures images of Pina Bausch, Jean Cocteau and apple-chomping Eves.
March 10, 1992
Hollywood's seventh annual St. Patrick's Day Parade will be held Saturday. Parade will begin at 1 p.m. Hollywood Boulevard will be closed from 12:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Starting point is Sycamore Avenue; finish is at Vine Street. More than 4,000 people are expected to participate. Between 60,000 to 70,000 are expected to attend. Co-grand marshals will be Cyndi Gonzales and Artemis Argeris, sponsored by the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the 1992 Rose of Tralee, Kari Ann Patterson.
March 14, 2014 | By Carolyn Lyons
CERRETO, Italy - Think of an Italian summer and you think of azure seas, sun-splashed beaches, cool mountains cupping dark lakes and overheated crowds of tourists investigating every museum and ancient church. Things are different in Tuscany as well as in Umbria, where I live, for part of the year. Every local community, no matter how small, puts on its own summer festa, or festival. Some are based on religion: Each village has its own patron saint to celebrate with a day of services and parades followed by a night of feasting, dancing and, of course, fireworks.
March 13, 2014 | By Gary Goldstein
If the gay-themed "Tennessee Queer" came out 20 years ago - or was at least a more deftly made film - perhaps it wouldn't seem so desperately past its sell-by date. But this unevenly acted yuckfest, which is as unsubtle as its title, has all the pizazz of a bad sitcom episode. When Jason Potts (Christian Walker), a New York City librarian living in domestic bliss with his idyllic boyfriend (Jerre Dye), is summoned back to his native Smyth, Tenn., under false pretenses (long story)
March 6, 2014 | By Maeve Reston
Some of the Republican Party's most conservative activists will converge on the outskirts of Washington on Thursday for a three-day gathering that will serve as a chance to take the measure of potential contenders in a 2016 presidential contest with no clear front-runner. The annual meeting known as CPAC - the Conservative Political Action Conference - occurs as Republicans are fractured policywise and yet poised to potentially control both houses of Congress if current trends continue through the November election.
March 5, 2014 | David E. Hayes-Bautista
Thanks to a recent ruling from the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, high school students in the Morgan Hill Unified School District south of San Jose won't be allowed to wear American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo. That's too bad. The flags of both the United States and Mexico belong in any celebration of Cinco de Mayo, because it is, at its heart, a Mexican American holiday. The ban was instituted a year after hostilities broke out at Live Oak High School during a Cinco de Mayo celebration.
March 4, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
New Orleans parades and celebrations have been going on since mid-February as a run-up to the final fabulous blowout of Mardi Gras on Tuesday (today). Parade krewes, as the organizing bodies are called, will start at 6 a.m. PST (8 a.m. CST) in the city with the Krewe of Zulu, followed by the Krewe of Rex and other groups that will keep the beads flowing into the evening. Nine parades are planned for Tuesday in and around New Orleans. (If you don't get the whole street parade thing, check out Hugh Laurie at the Krewe of Bacchus parade on Sunday.)
March 1, 2014 | By Paresh Dave and Michael Muskal
In Arizona, corporate presure might have helped persuade Gov. Jan Brewer this week to veto legislation derided as anti-gay. Now in Boston, this weekend, political pressure appears to be reopening a door for gays to one of the major events in the city, the St. Patrick's Day Parade. Gay rights groups haven't been invited to march in the annual parade in South Boston since 1993, and the U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed the right of organizers to keep openly gay marchers out. But new Boston Mayor Martin Walsh said this week that he would boycott the March 16 parade, in keeping with the tradition of his predecessor.
February 12, 2014 | By August Brown
Ten people have been charged in a massive stampede that killed 21 people at Germany's Love Parade electronic-music festival in 2010. Four city workers and six private event organizers face a range of charges from bodily harm in involuntary manslaughter. If convicted, they could face up to five years in jail. A reported 500,000 people attended the festival in Duisberg. The venue, a former rail yard, was equipped to handle only 250,000.   City prosecutor Horst Bien said that the event's failings, including a single entry point that was too narrow, were evident from the beginning, and that the city should not have issued a permit for the event.
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