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Memorial Day

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Top Memorial Day Articles

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  • '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...
  • Louis Zamperini and Memorial Day

    Prior to Memorial Day, 2011, Louis Zamperini visited Washington, D.C., where I had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing him. The man was as sharp as the proverbial tack. He inscribed Laura Hillenbrand's bestselling biography, "Unbroken" to me with "Be...
  • Hey, readers: Tell me where to go

    Hey, readers: Tell me where to go
    Judging from reader emails, my 2003 Ford Mustang might be more popular than I am. The unofficial car of the Postcards From Florida column has received plenty of praise for its supporting role in road trips such as a recent excursion on the historic Fort...
  • 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...
  • Coffee Companion (7/7): Orioles-Red Sox war of words in Boston

    Coffee Companion (7/7): Orioles-Red Sox war of words in Boston
    I'd say it can't get much worse than today -- the first day after a long July 4 weekend -- but that's insulting to Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend. This is going to be such a tough day though, so don't be surprised if it takes an extra shot...
  • Grilling cauliflower is not as outlandish as it may sound

    Grilling cauliflower is not as outlandish as it may sound
    If you considered Memorial Day Weekend the official start of the grilling season (as lots of people do), and July 4th as one of its main events, then around now you may be entering the midsummer grilling doldrums. You're looking for something new to liven...
  • Developers sought for Navy Pier hotel

    Developers sought for Navy Pier hotel
    Navy Pier wants a boutique hotel on its east end and this summer will begin vetting real estate firms to build, finance and operate the proposed five-story venue, officials said Wednesday. Requests for proposals would follow shortly after narrowing...
  • Chicago: A town that won't let you down?

    Frank Sinatra's song about Chicago, "My Kind of Town," "a the town that won't let you down," seems dated in light of last weekend's shooting spree that left 16 dead and dozens wounded in 53 separate incidents. According to the Chicago Tribune, "The...