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COLUMN: 3 day weekend blues

As long as I can remember, Labor Day has always been the symbolic end of the summer and an opportunity for people to get as much enjoyment as possible out of a three-day weekend. There is also a great deal of history behind the holiday and it also serves as a great reminder of the labor movements that helped shape the history of this country as well as those who continue to fight for the rights of workers today.

While many people were camping, out at the lake, or having a barbecue with family and friends I was scrambling trying to figure out how in the world I was going to get the newspaper co...