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Memorial Day

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  • Broadway Forecast: July 4 Soft, but Fireworks to Follow

    Christmas, Thanksgiving, Memorial Day, Labor Day: A lot of holidays bring an annual sales spike at the Broadway box office. July 4 isn't one of them. Unlike those other nationwide fetes, the Fourth pretty reliably signals the first slippage of the...
  • Former student interned in World War II gets high school honors

     Former student interned in World War II gets high school honors
    Don Miyada remembers the classes he took, the carefree days with his high school classmates and the building excitement as graduation day approached. But that moment never arrived. A month before he was to put on his cap and gown and march with the...
  • A bike spin through France's Loire Valley

    "Follow me," I said to my fiancé, Carlos, as we hopped on our rental bikes in Orléans, just one hour south of Paris on the high-speed Train à Grande Vitesse. "Anywhere!" he replied. Once a playground for the French noblesse, the beautiful surroundings...
  • Summer swing: Bob's River Place

    Summer swing: Bob's River Place
    There's no advertising budget at Bob's River Place. After more than 40 years and multiple generations of fans, the homegrown swimming hole on the Suwannee River, an hour northwest of Gainesville, doesn't need it. "I do this just for the entertainment,...
  • 'Blended' Takes 'Amazing Spider-Man 2's' Top Spot on Home Video Sales Chart

    Spidey lost his grip on the top of the national home video sales chart after just one week due to the newly released Adam Sandler comedy "Blended," a theatrical underperformer distributed by Warner Bros. The film, which costars Drew Barrymore, only...
  • 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,...
  • Sandy Point is hotbed of activity for Natural Resources Police

    Sandy Point is hotbed of activity for Natural Resources Police
    David and Susan Herron of Severna Park were having a delightful Labor Day on their 28-foot sailboat until the Chesapeake Bay Bridge got in the way. "Get down!" yelled Susan at her husband as she saw the mast crack against the bridge. The tall aluminum...
  • Surf park proposed for Montrose Beach

    Surf park proposed for Montrose Beach
    Daring Chicagoans may not have to zip up a wetsuit, jump into chilly Lake Michigan and hop on a surf board just to ride a wave. They could hang ten without dipping a toe in the lake if Chicago Surf, a proposed stationary surf park, opens next summer...
  • Serve those in uniform

    The most recent Defense Department budget envisions a smaller, lighter force serving the country in the years to come. That makes sound financial sense for a federal government swimming in debt, but it illuminates the rocky road traveled by veterans as...
  • History's 'Houdini' Unlocks 3.7 Million Viewers on First Night

    History's two-part original movie "Houdini," featuring Adrien Brody as The Great Harry Houdini, drew 3.7 million viewers for its first installment on Monday night, according to preliminary Nielsen estimates. While a solid number, it lags a handful of...
  • Jorge Soler just latest prospect to stir Cubs' pot

    Jorge Soler just latest prospect to stir Cubs' pot
    Besides headline writers, nobody enjoyed the Cubs' latest move more than their loyal fans, who understandably get more puffy-chested with each promotion. Soler powers Cubs. Soler energy sparks rally. Soler eclipses 30-home-run mark. Word-play...