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Memorial Day

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  • July 4 in Chicagoland: Red, white, blue--and flying lollipops

    July 4 in Chicagoland: Red, white, blue--and flying lollipops
    Early on the Fourth of July, shoppers buzzed. They filled their bags with sweet corn — on sale five for $2 the Jewel in Bartlett. The line at the meat counter grew with each passing minute. Cupcakes, cookies and even Patriot Pretzels drowned in...
  • Delray city workers may get an extra day off

    Delray city workers may get an extra day off
    Delray Beach city workers may have an extra paid day off this year. Mayor Cary Glickstein said he wants to give employees Veterans Day off. Delray’s human resources officials conducted a survey of several cities and found that Delray is the only...
  • Florida lands four on Dr. Beach best beach in the U.S. list

    Florida lands four on Dr. Beach best beach in the U.S. list
    The annual list of best beaches in the U.S. has been announced and Florida beaches have taken four of the top 10 spots. Dr. Beach, aka Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, is the Director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal Research....
  • Six Flags America opens for weekends, spring break

    Six Flags America opens for weekends, spring break
    Six Flags America launches its 2014 season on Saturday, opening weekends in April and May and daily for spring break, April 12-21. The Maryland theme park has a new Mardi Gras section featuring New Orleans-themed rides, parades and other activities....
  • Memorial Day beach alternatives

    Memorial Day beach alternatives
    As the traditional opening weekend of summer, the Memorial Day holiday is typically celebrated at the beach. If you don't want to fight the crowds for a square of sand next to the surf this weekend, there are other options. Here are a few suggestions:...
  • Disneyland raises ticket prices ahead of Memorial Day weekend

    Disneyland raises ticket prices ahead of Memorial Day weekend
    Happy just got more expensive. Disneyland, which calls itself the happiest place on Earth, raised its entry prices, a week before the Memorial Day weekend marks the start of summer. Without notice, Walt Disney Co. raised the price of a single-day ticket...
  • Cachuma Lake Recreation Area in Santa Barbara fits your camping style

    There are two types of campers. The first looks to trade iPads and cellphones for three days of staring at the beauty that is Mother Nature. The other enjoys the great outdoors but also doesn't mind gas stations, boat cruises, nature centers and...
  • Rumors of U.S. haven for families spur rise in illegal immigration

    Yoselin Ramos had long wanted to trek to the United States to escape the crushing poverty and rising violence in her hometown in Guatemala. But it wasn't until the 24-year-old heard about a "new opportunity" that she packed a bag and left her home...
  • Saluting The Many Who Sacrificed All

    Saluting The Many Who Sacrificed All
    The Civil War, the United States' most deadly conflict, gave birth to two important ways to commemorate the rank-and-file who had fallen. One was Memorial Day, which we celebrate today. Originally known as Decoration Day, its original purpose was to set...
  • How Can We Take Guns Out Of Deadly Equations?

    How Can We Take Guns Out Of Deadly Equations?
    Before day's end, 86 Americans who were alive yesterday will be dead from gun violence. One of us dies from a bullet every 17 minutes. That statistic lends a certain futility to the anguished plea of Richard Martinez: "Not one more!" He made this appeal...
  • Executive pay is an insult to working families

    Executive pay is an insult to working families
    Memorial Day is in the rear-view mirror, but here's one more thing to remember: American chief executives make too darn much money. I'm not saying that you shouldn't reward a person for a job well done. But many CEOs now pull down so much more than...