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The [Tuesday] Papers

"The solemn ritual of a burial with military honors is repeated dozens of times a day, in foul weather or fair, at Arlington National Cemetery, honoring service members from privates to presidents. But in order to preserve the tradition of burial at the nation's foremost military cemetery for future generations, the Army, which runs Arlington, says that it may have to deny it to nearly all veterans who are living today," the New York Times reports.

"Arlington is running out of room."

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"Part of me is irritated by the military fetish in the U.S," David Salvi writes in "Awkward on Memorial Day - A Reflection."

"We are obsessed with men and women in uniform, not knowing what they did, who they may have killed or didn't kill, if they succeeded or failed, or if they even are good soldiers. We simply erase any doubt and put our brain in autopilot - standing up at ballgames to applaud military folk, shake the hands of service people in airplanes, airports, bus stations, train stations, etc. Just because.

"I'm more irritated by the barrage of apparent patriotism by my fellow human beings. Flooding social media channels doesn't make you more patriotic or bleed red, white, and blue more than the next American. Save for this blog, I avoid posting a thing. I don't create an elaborate ode, or confiscate an old adage or quote for the sake of likes, comments, or retweets.

"Part of me is sad for the grieving families, especially children who lose a parent. I could not imagine. I wish not to."

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"Chinese Deputy Consul General in Chicago Liu Jun placed a bunch of flowers on the tomb of Joseph Cooper in a cemetery about 59 km northwest of Chicago on the Memorial Day, which falls on this last Monday of May," Xinhuanet reports.

"Cooper, 1920-2006, is remembered as a veteran soldier of the legendary Flying Tigers, a group of American volunteers who have stood shoulder in shoulder with Chinese people in their fight against Japanese invaders from 1941 to 1945.

"With General Claire Lee Chennault as its commander, the Flying Tigers is a household name in China."

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Meanwhile, on the home front . . .

36 People Shot In Chicago Over Memorial Day Weekend, Marking A Reduction In Gun Violence.

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By the way, Fox News has 8 killed and 25 wounded; the Tribune has 7 killed and 32 wounded; WLS-TV has 9 killed and 29 wounded; and the Sun-Times has 7 killed and 22 wounded.

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"With sunny skies and hot temperatures, Chicago's beaches proved a popular destination for Memorial Day weekend revelers, but lakefront visitors didn't leave the sand as pristine as they found it," CBS2 Chicago reports.

"Chicago Park District crews moved in early Tuesday to clean up all the junk left behind in the sand at North Avenue, 31st Street, and other beaches along Lake Michigan.

"Workers used huge surf rakes towed by tractors to pick up all the empty water bottles, food wrappers, and other trash left behind by the huge crowds that swarmed the lakefront over the long weekend."

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"The Chicago Fire Department says an ambulance was hit by a bullet on the South Side and an angry patient inside allegedly attacked paramedics as they sought to treat her," NBC5 Chicago reports.

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"A Chicago Fire Department diver died and two others were injured Monday night while searching for a 28-year-old man who fell off a boat on the Chicago River on the Lower West Side," the Sun-Times reports.

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New on the Beachwood . . .

The Weekend In Chicago Rock
Featuring: Chicago Threez, Gallery Night, Negative Scanner, The Spits, Slayer, Anthrax, Luke Shalia, Terranaut, John Waite, Potions, and Domestik.

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Federal Judge: Illinois Care For Mentally Ill Prisoners So Bad It's Unconstitutional
Constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.

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Plus:

"The Illinois Department of Corrections indicated Monday it will consider appealing a federal judge's order that the agency immediately provide sufficient staff and treatment to 12,000 mentally ill inmates, arguing that it has made significant strides in complying with a two-year-old lawsuit settlement," AP reports.

I'd LOL if it wasn't so sad and shameful.

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War Of Words: Why Journalists Need To Understand Grammar To Write Accurately About Violence
"The bad news for journalists is there is no neutral mode. If your words sound neutral, it's likely you've simply avoided laying responsibility for the killings, or have imputed responsibility only indirectly."

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The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #202: Is Joe Maddon Okay?
Overmanaging, defensiveness and arrogance at all-time high. Plus: Honoring Hossa; Golden Knight Moves; Bulls Blew Bell; Golden State's Non-Indigenous Warriors; The Boston Irish; This Is Why They Kneel; Chicago Bears (And Their Toadying Media) Offensive To Bears; Say It Ain't So, Welington Castillo; and Schweinsteiger!

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The Chicago School Of Fusing
Art quilting.

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He Got Caught
The apology we'd like to see, but never will.

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Reality TV That Lied Straight To Your Face
But also, the greatest reveal in TV history - which Viacom is now blocking.

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SportsMondayTuesday: Memorial Cubs
Now the umps need to step up.

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The [Last] Week In Chicago Rock
Featuring: Courtney Barnett, Blackmarket Democracy, Quintrons Weather Warlock, Che Arthur, Bruce Lamont, Shakey Graves, U2, The Sea and Cake, Ivy Queen, Trampled by Turtles, Utopia, Death and Memphis, Trivium, Bill MacKay and Ryley Walker, Luis Miguel, Ike Reilly, and Rick Springfield.

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ChicagoGram

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ChicagoTube

Acting Is The Art (1970) | Chicago Youth Drama Workshop.

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BeachBook
A sampling.

The Past Wholesale Destruction Of Bird Life Across The Midwest.

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Samsung's Ridiculously Deceitful Ad.

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Rahm's Kool-Aid.

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Dispatches From The Panicked GDPR Front Line.

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TweetWood
A sampling.

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The Beachwood Tronc Line: Sing a song of sixpence.



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