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Memorial Day

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  • Marine from Camp Pendleton posthumously awarded Silver Star

    Marine from Camp Pendleton posthumously awarded Silver Star
    A Marine from Camp Pendleton who was killed in Afghanistan has been posthumously awarded the Silver Star for bravery. The award was bestowed on the family of Gunnery Sgt. Daniel Price during a ceremony Wednesday in the western Michigan farmbelt...
  • Wethersfield Putting Its History Down In Panels For Interpretive Trail

    WETHERSFIELD — America's first cavalry unit mustered in Wethersfield, the nation's first and second presidents both visited First Church, and the most famous elm tree in America once stood on the Broad Street green. Those are just a few of the...
  • Networks Miss a Prime Chance to Score With Summer Series

    The broadcast networks have made a concerted push to create the appearance that they're serious about original summer programming. Thus far, though, the post-Memorial Day period still seems to be a time, barring a few notable exceptions, for trotting...
  • How to buy a swimsuit -- even online

    How to buy a swimsuit -- even online
    It’s the middle of summer -- do you know where your bathing suit is -- the one you promised to buy before Memorial Day? Or are you looking ahead to the styles shown for 2015 at the recently completed Miami Swim Week with a sense of dread? (See the...
  • Boy Scout troop leader honored for 50 years of service

    Boy Scout troop leader honored for 50 years of service
    When Thomas Fritts stepped up in 1964 to serve as Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 20, Lyndon B. Johnson was president and the Winnetka scouts counted just 19 members. Seven years later, Fritts presided at the helm of a vibrant North Shore troop that had...
  • Fireworks sellers across the border battle for Chicago buyers

    Fireworks sellers across the border battle for Chicago buyers
    Most Americans slow down their work routines as July Fourth approaches. But for Miranda Panos, the first days of this month are the most hectic of the year. Panos, a manager at Uncle Sam Fireworks in Hammond, Ind., works from 8 a.m. to midnight in the...
  • Stars and Stripes Jeeps color Independence Day

    Stars and Stripes Jeeps color Independence Day
    No vehicle elicits greater feelings of freedom, adventure and patriotism like the Jeep. Two Jeeps in particular, a 1976 CJ-5 and a 2002 Jeep Liberty, wear their patriotic hearts on their galvanized sleeves. Painted in American flags, the Stars and...
  • 'Big Brother' Tops Quiet Night; NBC's 'Taxi Brooklyn' Rises

    The Wednesday prior to the start of a holiday weekend produced lower-than-usual scores for veteran reality series "Big Brother" and "So You Think You Can Dance," though the former remained the night's top program in demos. Reversing the trend was NBC's...
  • Are holidays like the 4th more trouble than they're worth?

    I’m not too interested, frankly, in how you’re going to spend your Fourth. I’m more curious about how you spent your third, and your second. If you’re like many other working people, you spent them cramming. You spent them...
  • Wait, are those your real boobs?

    Wait, are those your real boobs?
    Michelle Lytle turned some heads at Hollywood Beach on Memorial Day this year. "You would see people from far away do double takes and start walking towards her," said Lytle's fiancee, Robyn Graves, 30. "People were taking photos and stuff like that,"...
  • Holiday sets off explosive business for Indiana fireworks shops

    Holiday sets off explosive business for Indiana fireworks shops
    Many Americans take the day off on the Fourth of July, but not Miranda Panos: She's in the fireworks business. She plans to work until midnight Friday at Uncle Sam Fireworks in Hammond. There's usually one last surge around 10 p.m., she said, when...