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January 2, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
In a century-old Philadelphia tradition, grown men donned sequined fabric, feathered costumes, silky dresses and wigs to march down city streets in the annual Mummers Parade. This year, the parade route was altered to bring out more crowds, and most people watching endorsed the change. The parade capped off Philadelphia's celebration of the transition to 2000 with 24 hourly events. Early morning parade-goers were joined by Mayor Edward G.
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NEWS
November 6, 1990
The Soviet capital's once sacrosanct Revolution Day military parade across Red Square will have competition Wednesday from at least three anti-Communist protests by people who believe that the deeds of founding father Vladimir I. Lenin and his disciples are nothing to celebrate. It's the 73rd anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, but the first time city authorities have sanctioned counter demonstrations.
NEWS
December 31, 1988 | LAURIE K. SCHENDEN
Though many of the equestrian riders in the Rose Parade are dressed in fancy duds and their mounts prance proudly to the music, parade viewers "never get to see how talented these folk are by watching the parade," says George Chatigny of the L.A. Equestrian Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1991 | BOB SCHWARTZ
An official, county-sponsored parade to welcome home American troops from the Persian Gulf will be held Saturday, May 18, along Alton Parkway near the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station. Gaddi H. Vasquez, chairman of the Board of Supervisors, announced plans for the parade Friday. Military bands, marching troops and equipment will parade more than 2 1/2 miles along Alton Parkway, and residents are invited to line the roadway to welcome the troops home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1988
Half a century after she headed the 50th Rose Parade as the nation's favorite child film star, Shirley Temple Black will repeat her grand marshal role for the 100th parade Jan. 2. She was 10 for the 1939 procession, so . . . "It's the best-smelling parade one can be in," Black said Wednesday as she was showered with confetti during the announcement in Pasadena's Tournament House. "It's an awesome, wonderful job, and I'm looking forward to it with great anticipation."
NEWS
December 19, 1996 | Associated Press
The 6-year-old boy punished for kissing a girl has been chosen to be the grand marshal of Saturday's local Christmas parade, angering teachers, who call it a slap in the face. Twenty-three educators signed a letter in a local newspaper denouncing Johnathan Prevette's selection by the Jaycees, which is organizing the parade.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1993
Monday's Kingdom Day Parade begins at 11 a.m. at Crenshaw and Martin Luther King Jr. boulevards and ends at Menlo and 39th streets. Grand marshals will be Assemblywoman Juanita M. McDonald (D-Carson) and Channel 2 sportscaster Jim Hill. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard will be closed to traffic and parking from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The judges' reviewing stand will be at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Bronson Avenue. Registration and parade assignments will be at Martin Luther King Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1996 | DEBRA CANO
Members of the Bolsa Chica Land Trust will be marching after all in the Fourth of July Parade. The city's Fourth of July Executive Board agreed Tuesday to allow the environmental group to participate in the 92nd annual event. The board voted twice to not allow the group to participate because it violated parade rules last year when supporters passed out bookmarks along the parade route.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Four firefighters who are suing the city were humiliated by taunts and sexual gestures from parade watchers after being forced to participate in last year's gay pride parade, their attorney told jurors Tuesday. "For three hours, it was a very unpleasant experience," Charles LiMandri said during his opening statement as the firefighters, in uniform, watched from front-row seats.
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