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National Sleep Awareness Week

In the United States and Canada it's National Sleep Awareness week March 7 to March 13, 2011. In the U.S. one in four men and one in 10 women have sleep apnea. In both countries, National Sleep Awareness week consists of a public awareness campaign, essentially the distribution of information about sleep apnea and sleep deprivation. The National Sleep Awareness week ends with the clocks changing to Daylight Savings time, depriving people of one hour's sleep. http://bit.ly/evmAus

 
Harvard Says It Will Allow the R.O.T.C. to Return
HarvardNearly 40 years after Harvard expelled the Reserve Officers Training Corps program from its campus, university officials announced Thursday that they would officially recognize the Naval R.O.T.C. Harvard was among several prominent colleges that banned the R.O.T.C. amid the movement against the Vietnam War. More recently, the program drew criticism on campuses because of the armed forces’ policy on gay men and lesbians in the military. Now, two months after President Obama signed a repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, some colleges are inviting R.O.T.C. back. http://nyti.ms/hFgkuk
 
Wisconsin protesters stay put; defiant governor holds ground

(CNN) -- Union workers and activists celebrated in the Wisconsin Capitol early Monday, as police relented and let them spend another night on the marble floors of the building's rotunda.

"This is a huge, huge moment and that's why you are seeing dancing and hearing drumming," protester David Wasserman told CNN affiliate WISN. "It's a party." http://bit.ly/ggck68

 
Heinz will adopt eco-friendly bottle for ketchup
H.J. Heinz. says it is making its iconic ketchup bottles a bit more green. The food maker announced Wednesday that it will use Coca-Cola's plant-based plastic bottle technology for its ketchup. Coca-Cola said it is the first partnership of its kind and they hope to push the use of its plant-based material into other parts of the food industry. http://usat.ly/gfHAeu
 
Wis. Dems not deterred by recall threat, pay issue
MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin state Sen. Chris Larson packed just his toothbrush and one extra shirt as he and 13 fellow Democrats fled the state to avoid near certain passage of the Republican governor's contentious plan to strip government workers of their collective bargaining rights. "That tells you, I didn't think it would take this long," Larson said by telephone Tuesday from somewhere in Illinois. http://bit.ly/eHdvH0
 
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