83rd Rose Queen
Michelle Jacobs will reign over this year’s parade after being selected from among almost 1,000 young women from the Pasadena area. The 17-year-old senior attends Flintridge sacred Heart Academy. Jacobs plans to attend either a UC school or USC, where she intends to major in public relations.
The Armchair Parade
KTLA-TV Channel 5 will present live Rose Parade coverage at 8 a.m. with replays throughout the day. The parade will also be broadcast starting at 8 a.m. on KABC-TV Channel 7, KCBS-TV Channel 2, KNBC-TV Channel 4, KMEX-TV Channel 34, KVEA-TV Channel 52 and HGTV.
Tom Brokaw, anchor and managing editor of “NBC Nightly News” and best-selling author, will lead the 2001 Rose Parade. In 1998, he wrote “The Greatest Generation,” an account of the generation of American born in the 1920s who came of age during the Great Depression and fought in World War II.
WHEN: Begins at 8 a.m. and runs for about two hours. The Rose Bowl game starts at 2 p.m. Pregame activities begin at 1:30 p.m.
DRIVING TO THE PARADE: From the San Fernando Valley or eastern San Gabriel Valley, take the Foothill Freeway to Lake Avenue, Hill Avenue or Altadena Drive offramp. From the Westside, takethe Ventura Freeway to Fair Oaks Avenue/Marengo Avenue, Lake Avenue, Hill Avenue, or Altadena Drive offramp. Pasadena Freeway drivers continue north on Arroyo Parkway to any major eastbound street and head toward viewing destination.
PARADE PARKING: See map for lots and structures. Tournament of Roses officials say those wishing to park within easy walking distance should arrive by 6 a.m. No parking will be allowed on Colorado Boulevard. All temporary “No Parking” areas and red curb zones remain off-limits. Tournament officials suggest that people attending the parade who plan to go to the Rose Bowl game park nearer to the Rose Bowl and walk to the parade route. Parking at the bowl’s lots is $10 per car and the lots will open at 4 a.m. Reserved parade parking for automobiles, buses and recreational vehicles is available through Sharp Seating Co. (626) 795-4171, the city of Pasadena, (626) 744-6470, and Easy Parking Service, (626) 286-7576.
RV PARKING: More than 1,000 parking spaces are available for recreational vehicles near the Rose Bowl stadium at Brookside Park. For information call (626) 744-3807. Reserved RV parking is also available through Sharp Seating (626) 795-4171. Systems-AMPCO Parking, (213) 312-2219, has parking at 569 E. Colorado Blvd. Fairplex RV Park in Pomona provides RV parking. For reservations call Custom Leisure Service at (909) 985-8282 or (909) 982-2153.
BUS SCHEDULE: The MTA will provide shuttles from downtown Los Angeles and Long Beach. The 401, 483 and 485 lines will travel from downtown Los Angeles to Pasadena. The 260 bus will travel from Long Beach to Pasadena. After the parade, the 260 and 401 buses will leave from Marengo Avenue and Green Street and the 483 bus from Dayton Street/Fair Oaks Avenue (near Raymond Avenue). For additional information call (800) COMMUTE or see the Web site www.mta.net and click on Metro Trip Planner.
SEATING: Bleachers take up most of the corner of South Orange Grove and Colorado boulevards, so curbside spectators are advised to head east of Old Pasadena, and farther east the later they arrive. There will be 1,000 portable toilets along the route.
PARADE RULES: A permanent position on the sidewalk may be maintained along the parade route beginning at noon Sunday. The “Blue Line” is the honor line. All people and property must remain on the curb and are not permitted in the street until midnight before the parade. At that time spectators may move to the honor line. Those wishing to sit on curbs may save only the space they occupy. tents, ladders, scaffolds, couches or boxes that can be used as stools or seats are not permitted. It is illegal to throw any projectile into the parade or the route.
ORDER OF ENTRIES
1. U.S. Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard
2. Pasadena City College Honor Band
3. U.S. Marshals/Long Beach Mounted Police
4. American Honda Motor Co.
5. Grand Marshal
6. Veterans of Foreign Wars
7. Jamestown High School
8. Wonderful Outdoor World
9. Bayer Advanced Garden
11. Benicia High School
12. Tanner Appaloosa Group
13. 21st Century Insurance Co.
14. Pasadena City College Herald Trumpets
15. Queen’s Float
16. Classic Curly Riders
17. Kiwanis International
18. Coppell High School
19. Countrywide Home Loans
20. New Buffalo Soldiers
21. Subway Restaurants
22. Danvers High School
23. City of Alhambra
24. PAC-10 team: University of Washington
25. University of Washington Marching Band
26. Rotary International
27. Painted Magic Pro Rodeo Drill Team
28. Order of AHEPA
29. Highland High School
30. China Airlines
31. California State Firefighters Assn.
33. Spruce Creek High School
34. Panda Express
35. Spirit of the West Riders
37. Scripps Miramar Saddlebreds
38. Big 10 Team: Purdue University
39. Purdue University Marching Band
41. Medieval Times
42. Automobile Club of Southern California
43. Heritage Discovery Center
44. Lutheran Laymen’s League
45. Penn High School
46. Mayor of Pasadena
47. Edison International
48. U.S. Marine Corp Band
50. Western Group
51. Dr. Pepper Co.
52 Fort Berthold Unity Riders
53. Odd Fellows and Rebekahs
54. Banda Escolar de Guayanilla
55. Rain Bird Sprinkler Manufacturing Co.
56. Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls
57. Heinz Nature’s Goodness
58. Ashwaubenon High School
59. Lions Club International
60. Eastman Kodak
61. President of Tournament of Roses
62. Lassiter High School
63. Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America
64. First Cavalry Division Horse Detachment
65. Farmers Insurance Group
66. Downingtown High School
67. Smart & Final
68. Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse
69. Boeing Co.
70. Joplin High School
71. City of St. Louis
72. National Assn. of Home Builders
73. L.A. Unified All District Band
74. Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
75. Roy Rogers/Dale Evans Museum Riders
76. La Canada Flintridge
77. Sierra Madre
78. Salem High School
79. City of West Covina
80. Cal Poly Universities of Pomona and San Luis Obispo
81. Mizpah Shrine Horse Patrol
82. Duarte/City of Hope Medical Center
83. Glendora High School
84. City of Los Angeles
85. Galloping Gossips
87. Salvation Army Band
88. South Pasadena
89. American Donkey and Mule Society
91. Rocky Mountain Riders
92. City of Long Beach
93. Zurich City Police Band
94. Thai Airways International
95. Valley Hunt Club
96. Optimist International
97. Diamond Bar High School
99. Oklahoma Legends
100. City of Torrance
101. Hawaii Pa’u Riders
102. Rancho Bernardo High School
103. City of Glendale
104. Martinez Family
Source: Tournament of Roses Assn. city of Pasadena. Times files
Researched by CECILIA RASMUSSEN AND LYNN MEERSMAN / Los Angeles Times