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.

Grand Marshal

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 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.



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

10. BP

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.

32. Whiskas


33. Spruce Creek High School

34. Panda Express

35. Spirit of the West Riders

36. FTD


37. Scripps Miramar Saddlebreds

38. Big 10 Team: Purdue University

39. Purdue University Marching Band

40. Glade


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


49. Target

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

86. Burbank

87. Salvation Army Band

88. South Pasadena


89. American Donkey and Mule Society

90. IHOP

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

98. Downey

99. Oklahoma Legends

100. City of Torrance


101. Hawaii Pa’u Riders

102. Rancho Bernardo High School

103. City of Glendale

104. Martinez Family


105. Freemasons

Source: Tournament of Roses Assn. city of Pasadena. Times files