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Memorial Day

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  • Veterans and military get free Memorial Day wings at Hooters

    Veterans and military get free Memorial Day wings at Hooters
    If you are a veteran or in the military, 10 chicken wings at Hooters are on the house on Memorial Day. This year, that goes for spouses, too. "Military spouses have to make some of the toughest sacrifices in the world, especially when their loved ones...
  • If America had a Memorial Day for peace, would the nation be more reluctant to go to war?

     If America had a Memorial Day for peace, would the nation be more reluctant to go to war?
    What a society chooses to memorialize says a lot about what it values, which is worth contemplating this weekend as the nation recognizes the sacrifices of military men and women who died in service to their country. The history of Memorial Day is...
  • Jennifer Lawrence Big Draw for 'X-Men' Fans, Survey Finds

    Jennifer Lawrence wasn't a household name when "X-Men: First Class" hit theaters in 2011. Three years later, she has an Oscar on her mantel thanks to "Silver Linings Playbook," and a monster franchise in her quiver with the global success of "The Hunger...
  • Paul Greenberg: The forgotten massacre

    Strange, the once obscure villages that war makes unforgettable, forever resonant with the echoes of battle. Gettysburg. Hastings. Lexington and Concord. The fate of nations, and of freedom, was determined by what happened at such places. And their...
  • WWII veterans travel with their memories on Honor Flight to D.C.

    WWII veterans travel with their memories on Honor Flight to D.C.
    When 43 World War II veterans board two planes out of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on May 31, they will be carrying with them memories of comrades lost, just as they once carried letters from home into battle. Their Honor Flight trip,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Man accused of stabbing to death girlfriend's son competent to stand trial

    A 27-year-old man accused of stabbing to death his girlfriend’s son – a student at David Starr Jordan Middle School in Burbank – was found mentally competent to stand trial after a months-long psychiatric evaluation, authorities said....