Wednesday, June 11, 2008

News roundup, 6/11/08

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Being overweight won't fly: Air India has strict guidelines for it's air hostesses and grounds them if they don't comply. One 5-foot-four-inch woman has been grounded because she weighs 148 pounds and the guidelines state she should weigh 143 for her height.

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How much sleep do you really need?: A study conducted at the Scripps Clinic Sleep Center in La Jolla, California indicates that people who sleep between 6.5 and 7.5 hours per night live longer than those who don't. The co-director of research admits there may be other factors to consider and they don't really understand the reasons, but they're continuing their research.

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Jam-packed transit systems running on fumes: Charlotte's light rail train is not the only mass transit system that's being overloaded. More commuters all over the U.S. are parking their cars to avoid gas prices, but most transit systems weren't built for the number of people riding today.

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Sabathia five-hits Twins en route to seventh career shutout: In MLB last night, the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 1-0. C.C. Sabathia pitched a five-hit shutout, which makes six in a row the Twins have lost. Ben Francisco scored the Indians' single run.

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