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We hold these Truths to be self-evident,

that all Men are created equal,

that they are endowed

by their Creator

with certain unalienable Rights,

that among these are Life,

Liberty and the Pursuit of

Happiness.

H A P P Y 4 T H O F J U LY
ON THE WEB & INSIDE
I Two new citizens and one soon-to-be American talk about what they love about their new home and why taking the oath is so important. LedgerLand | Page 11

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I What does it mean to be an American? A dozen South Shore residents respond with pride and appreciation for the freedom found in the United States. Local | Page 12 I Ready to celebrate? We tell you where to find fireworks, parades and parties on the South Shore, plus events in Boston and on the Cape. Local | Page 14 I Did you ever read the Declaration? Take five minutes. Read it. Understand why we have a July Fourth and why signing it could have got you hanged. Editorial | Page 6

WOULD YOU SIGN THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE?
Go to PatriotLedger.com – Put your name down and tell the world about your patriotism.

Beach Week
MONDAY Beach Books – Page turners for a summer day
On Page 1 In LedgerLand

To our readers
Beginning this weekend, you will find fullpage Saturday and Sunday TV listings in the Entertainment pages of The Weekend Patriot Ledger. We will no longer publish The TV Book. Please look for complete Saturday daytime and primetime, and Sunday daytime and primetime listings as the last two pages of the Entertainment section each weekend. Those listings appear on pages 41 and 42 in this weekend’s edition.

RETAILERS BUCK THE TREND IN RECESSION
Two New England retail chains – Edible Arrangements and Cardi’s Furniture – opened new stores in the past year. Most retailers stayed flat or reduced their store counts. DETAILS, BUSINESS | PAGE 21

SCHOOLS SLAMMED BY BUDGET CUTS

We will have our annual Beach Week parade of stories this coming week throughout the pages of The Ledger.
FRIDAY Surf Spots – The best on the South Shore SATURDAY Sand Castles – Tips for building them/local competitions
In Living Room

Last year, federal stimulus dollars helped local school systems avoid significant cuts. It’s far different this year, and teachers and staff have been laid off by the dozens. DETAILS, LOCAL | PAGE 2

TUESDAY Swimwear – What’s hot for the sun
In woMYnZONE

BACKYARD BARBECUE
The grill is still the centerpiece of today’s outdoor kitchens, but they can be just as well equipped and attractive as anything in the house DETAILS, LIVING ROOM | PAGE 43

BEYOND THE

WEDNESDAY Beach Food – With a gourmet finish
In Food

AND MUCH, MUCH MORE

YO, ADRIAN!
Adrian Beltre’s punch at the plate has been a pleasant surprise for the Red Sox. DETAILS, SPORTS | PAGE 33

THURSDAY Beach Hats – Wild and wacky (to keep the sun off)
In LedgerLand

FORECAST
DETAILS | PAGE 32

SATURDAY Partly sunny High: 83

SUNDAY Hot High: 91

INDEX

Astrology 50 Business 21-26 Classified 54-64

Comics 48 Editorial 6-7 Entertainment 38

Get Away 53 Local 11-19 LedgerLand 11 Movies 40 Living Room43-45 Obituaries 27-28

Religion 46-47 Sports Zone 33 Television 41-42

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