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Memorial Day

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  • Iraq's fracture adds to pain of Gold Star families

     
    From Sunday's print column When I read news reports about the chaotic civil war that's ripping apart Iraq and threatening to undo, at least, any modest gains effected by the investment of American blood and treasure, I think about the......
  • Fireworks Reactions

     
    I promised in Saturday's column of cut-down fireworks comments to use more complete versions of readers' reactions here on the blog. I'll do that today and Thursday, sandwiched around Wednesday's "What Is It" reveal. In case you haven't seen the......
  • Hoping Coplay's Balliet Stadium comes back to life

     
    I never talked to him about before he died on Christmas Day in 1992, but I have a strong hunch that my grandfather, Frank Groller, intentionally picked his gravesite to be near Coplay's Balliet Stadium. I visited the site last week and it's just a long...
  • Like it or not, 'Fancy' is the song of summer

    Like it or not, 'Fancy' is the song of summer
    Just as the season's winding down, there's finally a definitive pick for Song of the Summer: Iggy Azalea's "Fancy." The surprise of few (and to the chagrin of many), Billboard Magazine has tracked the single's collective rankings on its Hot 100 chart,...
  • Survey: Los Angeles Missing From 2014 and 2013 Tentpoles' Shooting Locations

    Hollywood has long complained about it, but runaway production has lately reached crisis proportions. The number of films leaving Los Angeles to shoot in states and countries with generous tax incentives has accelerated -- a fact borne out by a new...
  • New coal plant pollution controls eyed

    New coal plant pollution controls eyed
    Looking to protect Marylanders from unsafe levels of smog, environmental regulators are moving to clamp down on pollution from the state's smaller coal-burning power plants, but plant owners warn that the rule could have economic consequences. The...
  • What they're saying about Ray Rice's news conference

    What they're saying about Ray Rice's news conference
    In his first public comments since his February arrest following a physical altercation with his now wife, Ravens running back Ray Rice apologized to fans Friday. But most sports columnists felt that Rice should also be sorry for his awkward apology....
  • Blackhawks answer urgency with ineptness against Kings in Game 4

    Blackhawks answer urgency with ineptness against Kings in Game 4
    For what seemed like an eternity Monday night in an awful 5-2 loss to the Kings, Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook just stood there, helpless, stuck in hockey no-man's land. At the nine-minute mark of the first period, Seabrook found himself frozen...
  • Bidding for Clippers was 'like speed dating'

    Bidding for Clippers was 'like speed dating'
    The billionaire suitors came one after another, pulling up to the beachfront mansion just steps up the coast from the exclusive Malibu Colony. A lucky few had been asked to meet with Shelly Sterling — the Clippers were for sale. Steve Ballmer...
  • AAA offers free tipsy tow service through New Year's Day

    AAA offers free tipsy tow service through New Year's Day
    If you consume a few too many celebrating the new year, don't get behind the wheel drunk. Use a designated driver or arrive alive with a free tow home from the American Automobile Association's Tow to Go program. The offer is open on through Wednesday....
  • 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...