Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Obama awards WWII-era women pilots congressional medal

President Obama on Wednesday signed a measure awarding the 300 surviving Women Airforce Service Pilots from World War II the Congressional Gold Medal.

The bill passed by both chambers of Congress bestows one of the nation's highest civilian honors on the group known as WASPs more than 60 years after they were the first women to fly U.S. military aircraft.

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WALK4HEARING - Taking steps to raise awareness and resources

"Since 2006, thousands of people nationwide have joined the effort to end the stigma associated with hearing loss and provide support and resources for hearing loss prevention and education programs through the Walk4Hearing™."

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Cycling tips on safety, comfort to ease the journey

"Biking is a fun 'green' way to get into great shape. In addition to being cost effective and environmentally friendly, cycling on a regular basis helps to keep the heart healthy and is an excellent way to burn extra calories. For a 140-pound person, an hour of light intensity biking (10 to 12 mph) burns about 380 calories, at a moderate speed (12 to 14 mph) about 500 calories, and at a high intensity (14 to 16 mph) about 635 calories."

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