Fitted-sheet lobby on the move out west

Always on the lookout for the well being of its citizens and, in this case, that of visitors, the California Senate has introduced a bill that would mandate fitted, rather than flat, sheets on hotel beds.

That’s right, SB 432 would require the “use of a fitted sheet, instead of a flat sheet, as the bottom sheet on all beds within the lodging establishment.”

One suspects the flat-sheet industry couldn’t pony up enough cash to get the lobbyists needed to head this bill off before it was introduced.

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Cotton acreage blossoming around globe

High cotton prices are resulting in an upsurge of cotton acreage around the world.

Increases are expected in all the major cotton-producing countries in 2011 except China, which faces a greater struggle between the choice fiber versus food, according to Southeast Farm Press.

“Continued skyrocketing increases in the middle class in Asia are pushing demand for cotton clothes to new highs,” the publication reported.

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