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Labor Day

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Top Labor Day Articles

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  • More Floridians to travel for Labor Day, up 2.4 percent from 2013, AAA says

    More Floridians will spend the Labor Day holiday weekend away from home this year, according to a travel forecast released Thursday by AAA Travel.   About 1.73 million Floridians are expected to travel 50 miles or more from their residences for the...
  • Readers illuminate black lights, Depression reunion, Trail's past

    A dip into the Flashback mailbag finds letters about the Orlando Youth Center, the 1935 Labor Day hurricane (and some good that came from it for one Orlando family), and the mom-and-pop motel days of the Orange Blossom Trail. Hanging out at the Hut "I...
  • Could National Average for Gas Prices Fall Below $3?

     
    Gas prices fell for the 21st straight day Thursday as the AAA travel services organization estimated that at least a third of gas stations across the country were selling regular unleaded for less than $3. The national average for a......
  • People who vote before Election Day could decide outcome of governor's race

    People who vote before Election Day could decide outcome of governor's race
    With the race for governor in a dead heat and more than half of Florida's voters likely to cast their ballots before Election Day, the contest could be won or lost by the time the polls open on Nov. 4 — prompting intense efforts by Charlie Crist and...
  • The Biblioracle: Books live on thanks to youth

    The Biblioracle: Books live on thanks to youth
    Normally, when good news about the fate of books and literature comes down the line, I tend to look at it a little skeptically. After all, the prevailing wisdom is that soon enough, in a digital age of 24/7 Internet connectivity and our resultant...
  • The recline of civilization

    The recline of civilization
    The decision about whether to recline one's airline seat has been a flier's most vexing question since tempers turned hot over that issue around Labor Day. Here are some simple truths about the ethics, and future, of leaning back at 38,000 feet....
  • Dr. Ralph Kroopnick, Storrs dentist, retires after 45 years

    Dr. Ralph Kroopnick has been practicing dentistry for 53 years. He has been at the same location on Middle Turnpike in Storrs for 45 years. On Oct. 7, at the age of 79, Kroopnick was in his office with his receptionist, Mary Farr, preparing to work on his...
  • Joe Biden praises Charlie Crist as man of middle class

    Joe Biden praises Charlie Crist as man of middle class
    – Vice President Joe Biden, famous for a gregarious and freewheeling style that often veers away from sanitized political talking points, was on message Monday as he hit the campaign trail in South Florida: soaring rhetoric, no gaffes, and a big...
  • Jay Leno driving his 'Garage' to CNBC

    Jay Leno could be back on prime-time television again soon. Cable network CNBC is expected to announce sometime this week a deal to bring the car enthusiast/former "Tonight Show" host and his "Jay Leno's Garage" Web series to a weekday evening slot....
  • Jennifer Lawrence: 'Sex crime' victim or in need of a reality check?

    Jennifer Lawrence: 'Sex crime' victim or in need of a reality check?
    Jennifer Lawrence finally broke her silence on the photo hack that revealed private and nude photos of the young actress over Labor Day weekend. "It is not a scandal," she said of the hack in an interview with Vanity Fair. "It is a sex crime. It is a...
  • Raising the minimum wage: Would it help or hurt L.A.?

    Raising the minimum wage: Would it help or hurt L.A.?
    On Labor Day, Mayor Eric Garcetti proposed raising the minimum wage for all workers in Los Angeles, eventually reaching a minimum of $13.25 an hour in 2017. Reactions were immediate. Organized labor applauded the proposal; business groups warned that it...