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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.”
  • Tips for buying a used motorcycle

    - Start with the type of motorcycle you want. Narrowing the field to a specific type, brand or model of bike makes it easier to research particular items -Although a dealership can be more expensive, it can provide assurances a private seller can't. Ask...

    ComEd asks state for rate hike to help fund smart grid

    ComEd asks state for rate hike to help fund smart grid
    Commonwealth Edison Co. is asking regulators to add $3 to the average electricity bill next year to help it fund its massive overhaul of the electricity grid. The rate increase, if approved by the Illinois Commerce Commission, would go into effect in...

    Venerable Hartford Club Could Lose Home In Foreclosure Sale

    Venerable Hartford Club Could Lose Home In Foreclosure Sale
    The Hartford Club, once the gathering place for the city's elite, faces the loss of its longtime home on Prospect Street in a foreclosure auction — if members cannot raise enough money to satisfy lenders. "We're really not feeling the club is going...

    AT&T threatens to sit out U.S. spectrum auction over rules

    AT&T threatens to sit out U.S. spectrum auction over rules
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - AT&T Inc has threatened to sit out a major U.S. auction of airwaves if regulators reserve some of the spectrum for smaller rivals, the No. 2 wireless company said in a filing released on Wednesday. The Federal Communications...