Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsTournament Of Roses Parade
IN THE NEWS

Tournament Of Roses Parade

CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1987 | RICHARD HOLGUIN, Times Staff Writer
Giant Korean fan dancers will roll down the route of the 99th Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year's Day, waving their mechanical arms and heralding the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul. But the Korean-American community's first-ever entry in the Pasadena rite will carry another message as well--that the Korean community is a flowering, integral part of American society. "The Korean community locally is getting stronger and in the United States as a whole. . . .
Advertisement
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 9, 1991 | EDMUND NEWTON
The 103rd Tournament of Roses Parade, whose theme is "voyages of discovery," will be presided over by a direct descendant of Christopher Columbus. At announcement ceremonies Tuesday on a lawn at the Tournament of Roses headquarters in Pasadena, Cristobal Colon--Duke of Viragua, Duke de la Vega and 20th descendant by direct line of the reputed discoverer of America--stepped out from behind a drape and stood by a portrait of his illustrious ancestor.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 3, 1990 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
While the usual mob of early-rising revelers lined the streets of Pasadena, the 101st Tournament of Roses Parade was also being watched on television in more than 2 million Southern California homes. Between 8 and 10:30 a.m., 83% of all the TV sets that were in use in the Los Angeles market were tuned to one of the five stations that aired this year's assortment of floats, flowers, celebrities and marching bands.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 2000
About 225,000 people endured long lines and elusive parking Sunday to get an up-close look at the fragrant floats of the 111th Tournament of Roses Parade. The line to view the 54 floats was so long Sunday that many people waited up to 90 minutes just to buy a $4 ticket to get into the viewing area, at Sierra Madre and Washington boulevards in Pasadena. Because of the huge crowds, Tournament of Roses officials stopped letting people get in line at 2:30 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2001 | THUY-DOAN LE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Tournament of Roses has given its final answer: Regis Philbin will be the next grand marshal of the Rose Parade. Instead of announcing the selection of Philbin at tournament headquarters in Pasadena, tournament President Ronald A. Okum and Michelle Jacobs, reigning rose queen, flew to New York to make the announcement Tuesday morning on television's "Live! With Regis and Kelly." Okum said Philbin personifies the theme of the 113th Rose Parade, "Good Times."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 3, 1991 | IRV LETOFSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The plan by KTTV Channel 11 to run its live coverage of the Tournament of Roses Parade on Tuesday without commercials apparently won a lot of new and appreciative viewers, according to the A.C. Nielsen ratings. The Fox Broadcasting station closed in on the perennial parade leader KTLA Channel 5, the independent station that was running see-through sponsor logos with brief commercial messages during the 2 1/2-hour spectacle in Pasadena. For the day, KTLA had 17.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1990 | VICKI TORRES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seconds after being named Tuesday to preside over the 1991 Tournament of Roses parade, Cara Payton Rullman, 17, faced her first test of composure as Rose Queen. As the other six Rose Court finalists clustered around Rullman to congratulate her, finalist Tisha Mei-Lin Kong--apparently overcome by the emotions of the moment--fainted in Rullman's arms. ( "What do we do now?" Rullman said. "This wasn't rehearsed."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 1995 | TIM MAY
Four Canoga Park children will ride on the city of Los Angeles' float in the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year's Day in Pasadena. Fifth-graders Jay Allen Bonifacio, Devin Gimple and Irene Wu and fourth-grader Stephanie Montano, all of whom attend Canoga Park Elementary School, were selected to represent Canoga Park and L.A.'s BEST (Better Educated Students for Tomorrow). Coco Mendoza, site coordinator for the after-school enrichment program, will also ride on the float.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 1997
The float that represented the city of Arcadia in Wednesday's Tournament of Roses parade didn't receive an official award. But to members of Arcadia's Tournament of Roses Assn., the modest pink, red and yellow-flowered float won for itself two prizes that may have been even more important: its long-term survival and a new purpose of being.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|