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Memorial Day

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  • 405 Freeway carpool lane: Eric Garcetti calls smooth opening 'Carvana'

    405 Freeway carpool lane: Eric Garcetti calls smooth opening 'Carvana'
    After 4 1/2 years of construction, the 10-mile northbound carpool lane on the 405 Freeway opened Friday morning, just in timeĀ for the Memorial Day weekend and not a moment too soon for frustrated commuters and residents. From a Getty Center balcony...
  • Former Army Ranger Carroll again leads Duke lacrosse defense

    Former Army Ranger Carroll again leads Duke lacrosse defense
    Come Monday, Duke's Casey Carroll hopes to play the game he loves while saluting the sacrifices he and others have made for their country. When better than Memorial Day for a former Army Ranger to end his college lacrosse career in the NCAA championship...
  • World War II flier story revealed, thanks to researcher

    World War II flier story revealed, thanks to researcher
    The telegram arrived June 20, 1944. Catherine Pokrifcsak says she was home from work the day her family got the kind of news that families of American men at war have been receiving for centuries: Your son/husband/brother is dead. Second Lt. Peter...
  • 'Blended' Looking Like a Blunder at the Box Office

    Adam Sandler's recent box office troubles continued Friday with "Blended" shaping up to be a Memorial Day dud, according to early ticket sales. Sandler's romantic comedy, as of Friday afternoon, is on pace to earn roughly $5 million in its first full day...
  • Portland water scare: Water bottles sell out, restaurants close

    Portland water scare: Water bottles sell out, restaurants close
    Facing the largest boil-water order in the region’s history, Portlanders emptied stores’ supplies of bottled water, chucked potentially contaminated food and braced for a complicated Memorial Day weekend. About 670,000 people in the...
  • 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...
  • Memorial Day marked with crabs, parades, pool openings and solemn celebrations

    Memorial Day marked with crabs, parades, pool openings and solemn celebrations
    Standing over a large tub, Gary Moree sorted crabs and stocked his walk-in cooler Friday at Bay Island Seafood, preparing for the onslaught of Memorial Day weekend customers. The cooler was stacked to the ceiling with bushels of Maryland and Delaware...
  • 10 things you might not know about war heroes

    10 things you might not know about war heroes
    Memorial Day honors those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in our nation's wars. In recognition, "10 Things" highlights war heroes — and stipulates that those who have fought to defend our freedom are all heroes in our book. Here's a 10-gun...
  • 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Could Hit $120 Million Over Holiday Weekend

    "X-Men: Days of Future Past" is surging at the Friday box office, with initial tracking suggesting it could hit $36 million-$39 million in its first full day of release. There's a range of numbers out there, but some estimates suggest that the picture...
  • Baltimore, an 'ultimate' sports town [Editorial]

    Baltimore, an 'ultimate' sports town  [Editorial]
    Thirty years ago last month, the Baltimore Colts left town, and the loss of the beloved NFL franchise was a stunning blow not only to football fans but to the city's identify. Nine years later, Baltimore's image as a sports town suffered another big hit...
  • Lacrosse finals get the bird [Letter]

    Lacrosse finals get the bird [Letter]
    In a recent editorial, The Sun opined that Baltimore is an "ultimate sports town" and that the NCAA should permanently locate the lacrosse final four event in Baltimore ("Baltimore, an 'ultimate' sports town," April 29). Yet in the Sports section, an...