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By Gailor Large and Gailor Large,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 17, 2004
I heard on the news that the less sleep you get the more likely you are to be overweight. Is it true? Some scientists say it's true. We've all fallen victim to the occasional midnight snack, but now there is evidence to back up the connection between sleeping less and eating more. A University of Chicago study recently released in the Annals of Internal Medicine has linked sleep deprivation to increased levels of ghrelin, a hunger hormone, and decreased levels of leptin, a hormone that makes you feel full.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2011
Baltimore Police have identified a man found dead Friday in an alley in Brooklyn as a 42-year-old Glen Burnie man. Armando Santiago was found unresponsive at about 6:15 p.m. Friday in an alley in the rear of the 700 block of E. Patapsco Ave. There were no signs of foul play or trauma to his body, but police say an autopsy shows that he had been strangled. Santiago was from the 5600 block of Park Road in Glen Burnie, and police say they don't have any additional information about the case as detectives investigate.
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By Gina Davis and Gina Davis,SUN STAFF | July 2, 2004
A tractor-trailer carrying 2,500 gallons of paint ran off the road early yesterday, spilling white paint across Route 97 in Union Mills and closing the highway for more than eight hours, authorities said. State highway workers cleaned the road, restriped it and reopened it in time for the evening rush hour, police said. The accident occurred about 7 a.m. when William M. Burton, 43, of Joppa was driving north from Baltimore to Gettysburg, Pa., and lost control of his truck along an incline and struck a utility pole, cutting it in half, police said.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | February 23, 2011
Paula Protani was posting signs in a parking lot on a hot day in August 2009 when she spotted a police officer arranging for a crashed car to be hauled away by a Majestic tow truck. A leader of the city's licensed towers group, Protani said she knew she was witnessing a violation of city law. She said she pointed out her concerns to the officer — and he told her she was under arrest. "I'm 50-some years old, and I had never been arrested before," Protani, a manager at East Baltimore's Frankford Towing, said Wednesday.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | February 23, 2011
Paula Protani was posting signs in a parking lot on a hot day in August 2009 when she spotted a police officer arranging for a crashed car to be hauled away by a Majestic tow truck. A leader of the city's licensed towers group, Protani said she knew she was witnessing a violation of city law. She said she pointed out her concerns to the officer — and he told her she was under arrest. "I'm 50-some years old, and I had never been arrested before," Protani, a manager at East Baltimore's Frankford Towing, said Wednesday.
NEWS
By Elizabeth Large and Elizabeth Large,Sun Reporter | March 11, 2007
FEELING A LITTLE GROGGY this morning and blaming the switch to daylight-saving time? Maybe you ought to look at the person on the other side of the bed instead. Americans aren't sleeping well. About 70 million of us have problems sleeping, according to the National Institutes of Health. In spite of our dual-control beds covered in high thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets, Breathe Right nasal strips to eliminate snoring and, of course, the magic Lunesta butterfly and other potent sleeping aids, we still aren't getting our recommended z's. What's even worse, our bed partners are often to blame.
NEWS
July 6, 2003
Nearly three out of four women are not getting eight hours or more of sleep per night during the work week. Two-thirds say sleeplessness causes problems in their relationships, and 27 percent say it hurts their job performance. - National Sleep Foundation
FEATURES
By Lou Carlozo and Lou Carlozo,Chicago Tribune | April 15, 1999
The next time you're missing fun because you have tons of homework, think about this."In the 1920s, physicians led a movement against homework; they believed it interfered with kids' health," said Etta Kralovec. She's the director of educational studies at Maine's College of the Atlantic. "They said kids needed between six and eight hours a day of fresh air and sunshine."Kids today may simply need a break. Some experts say there are serious reasons for confining schoolwork to school."We don't believe people should work longer than eight hours a day," Kralovec noted.
NEWS
November 23, 2007
A recent study found that men sleep just fine with someone next to them but women don't. So next time you're staring at the ceiling in the dark while your partner snores, think about this: A brown bat needs 20 hours of rest a day; a giraffe, just two hours. But an adult human needs eight hours, and a lack of blissful slumber is associated with everything from poor cognitive function to 100,000 auto accidents and 1,500 deaths a year. Don't let that keep you up. - Time
NEWS
By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,Special to the Sun; King Features Syndicate | July 15, 2001
Q. How much sleep does a person really need? My husband and I fight about this all the time. The only time I have to read or catch up on e-mail is after the children are in bed. Sometimes I don't get into bed until after midnight, and then I often have trouble falling asleep. I'm up at 6 to get everyone ready for the day. I don't think I need more sleep, and I function fine. My husband insists that people need eight hours. Is that true? A. Although everyone is different, sleep authorities insist that many folks do need about eight hours.
NEWS
By Liz F. Kay and Liz F. Kay,liz.kay@baltsun.com | August 11, 2009
Two men were killed and another was critically injured in three separate shootings over an eight-hour span in Baltimore, police said Monday. About 10:25 p.m. Sunday, an officer responded to a call for a shooting in the 600 block of Cherry Hill Road, said Detective Nicole Monroe, a police spokeswoman. Police found Charles Gregory Pratt, 18, of the 8700 block of Church Lane in Randallstown lying in the parking lot of the Cherry Hill shopping center. He had been shot several times, according to Monroe.
SPORTS
By Chicago Tribune | August 10, 2008
BEIJING - In a nation of 1.3 billion people, she was one of the best in a sport held in higher regard than all others. Trouble was, fourth best was good enough only to get Wang Chen bounced from China's Olympic table tennis team. Not once but twice. She is now one of 39 foreign-born athletes occupying a place on a U.S. Olympic team, and she's fulfilling a dream by competing in her hometown, even though she is doing it in a uniform not of red, but of red, white and blue. For Chen, this was far from her plan.
SPORTS
By RICK MAESE | February 24, 2008
With only two minutes remaining on the game clock, UMBC and New Hampshire were tied at 54. For New Hampshire, it would be a huge upset on the road, a couple of hours in the making. For the Retrievers, with a conference title possibly just two minutes away, we were watching school history, several years in the making. For me, though, tired and dazed, with that eau de locker room smell emanating from my pores, it had been a long day of basketball - eight hours in the making, in fact. The stars had lined up perfectly yesterday, and in Baltimore, we had five area schools hosting games.
FEATURES
By Howard Cohen and Howard Cohen,[McClatchy-Tribune] | December 20, 2007
Between 50 million and 70 million Americans have some sort of sleep disorder, be it apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy. And this time of year - with shopping overload, overbooked calendars and end-of-the-year work demands - can be a sleeper's nightmare. "There just does not seem to be enough time to shop, attend holiday parties, decorate the house, work and sleep," says Mary Battaglia, 42, a co-founder of the sleep-aid company BedtimePlace.Com. "I try hard to get the right sleep because I know how important it is. But that does not always happen."
NEWS
November 23, 2007
A recent study found that men sleep just fine with someone next to them but women don't. So next time you're staring at the ceiling in the dark while your partner snores, think about this: A brown bat needs 20 hours of rest a day; a giraffe, just two hours. But an adult human needs eight hours, and a lack of blissful slumber is associated with everything from poor cognitive function to 100,000 auto accidents and 1,500 deaths a year. Don't let that keep you up. - Time
TRAVEL
By Arline Bleecker and Sam Bleecker | September 30, 2007
Already the cabdrivers line the cruise ship piers in Nassau plugging tours to Anna Nicole Smith's home and gravesite. Just as it did elsewhere, the Smith circus pushed everything else off the front page in this capital city of the Bahamas, a chain of islands 179 miles southeast of Florida. It's not as if Nassau needed Smith to draw tourists. It has been a perennially popular port for cruise ships for eons. At some time or other, virtually every line schedules stops there. But there's more to Nassau (known to residents as New Providence Island)
NEWS
By Kevin Harrison | December 18, 1994
The volunteer: Mr. Allison has been an avid supporter of First Night for five years, but he couldn't tell you a thing about any of the New Year's Eve performances.The Davidsonville resident spends the hours leading up to the New Year as a field general, coordinating the moving and building of stages and props.Mr. Allison is a salesman with American Securities United Van Lines in Annapolis. Born and reared in Bladensburg, he served in the Navy for five years and is married with three children.
NEWS
By William Thompson and William Thompson,Evening Sun Staff | June 20, 1991
Leaders of a union representing nearly 10,000 state workers filed a lawsuit today in an attempt to block a Schaefer administration edict requiring nearly half of the state work force to put in 40-hour workweeks.William Bolander, executive director of Council 92, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, said the suit contends that the shift July 1 from a 35 1/2 -hour workweek would bring financial and personal hardships to many of the 40,000 state employees affected by the schedule.
NEWS
By Ruma Kumar and Ruma Kumar,Sun reporter | September 17, 2007
Anthony B. Sala, who spent 33 years running a galvanizing business before opening a cafe in Little Italy in his 80s, died of complications from a stroke Wednesday at Stella Maris Hospice Care in Timonium. He was 87. Mr. Sala, born in East Baltimore to Sicilian immigrant parents, was one of six children. His father died when he was 6. He was an athletic boy who spent most of his time outside playing street ball with his older brothers and friends. He attended Polytechnic Institute for three years, leaving school in 1937 to become an airplane mechanic and sheet metal worker at Glenn L. Martin Co. Five years later, he met and married Elisa M. DeAngelis.
NEWS
By Elizabeth Large and Elizabeth Large,Sun Reporter | March 11, 2007
FEELING A LITTLE GROGGY this morning and blaming the switch to daylight-saving time? Maybe you ought to look at the person on the other side of the bed instead. Americans aren't sleeping well. About 70 million of us have problems sleeping, according to the National Institutes of Health. In spite of our dual-control beds covered in high thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets, Breathe Right nasal strips to eliminate snoring and, of course, the magic Lunesta butterfly and other potent sleeping aids, we still aren't getting our recommended z's. What's even worse, our bed partners are often to blame.
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