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  • News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos

    News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos
    Norwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its appeal to serenity (labeled “Slow TV”). On Nov. 1, NRK was to televise live, for five hours, an attempt to break the world record for producing a sweater, from shearing the sheep to spinning the wool and knitting the garment (current record: 4:51, by Australians). (In addition to the log, NRK viewers have been treated to live cams on a salmon-fishing boat and, for five days, on a cruise ship.) Said an NRK journalist, “You would think it's boring television, but we have quite good ratings for these programs.”
  • Accidently on Purpose

    By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features Economic woes and double-digit unemployment are being blamed for a rash of staged auto accidents by criminals against unsuspecting motorists to line their pockets through fraudulent insurance claims. Ten people were...

    Rest Insured

    By Jim Gorzelany Insurance can be a car owner’s largest and most complex long-term ownership cost. There are a lot of misconceptions out there, so we contacted industry experts for answers to some of the most common – and most misunderstood...

    TowneBank to move into new Richmond high-rise, aims for top spot in Hampton Roads

    TowneBank to move into new Richmond high-rise, aims for top spot in Hampton Roads
    TowneBank is aiming to be the top bank by deposit share in Hampton Roads and among the top four in Richmond, the chief executive said Wednesday. "Our goal here is to be No. 1," TowneBank Chairman and CEO G. Robert Aston Jr. told about 1,000 attendees of...

    Senate OKs Bill To Allow Municipal Employees To Enroll In State Health Care Plan

    HARTFORD — Legislation that would let cities and towns enroll their employees in the state's health insurance plan won Senate approval Thursday evening over the objections of Republican lawmakers worried about higher state expenses and new...