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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.”
  • Southern Lehigh grad Del Priore a finalist for NFF National Scholar-Athlete Award

    Southern Lehigh graduate Jake Del Priore has been selected as one of 36 finalists for the 2014 National Football Foundation High School National Scholar-Athlete Awards. Del Priore, who holds most of the Spartans receiving records, was named the NFF local...

    Female Athletes Urged To 'Pay Yourself First'

    Female Athletes Urged To 'Pay Yourself First'
    NEW HAVEN — Women's Business Development Council President Fran Pastore offered a new twist on the personal-finance adage "pay yourself first." Do the same with health and wellness, Pastore told a group of female athletes. "The busier you are,...

    A parent's conflicted feelings about summer break: Is it over yet -- or already?

    A parent's conflicted feelings about summer break: Is it over yet -- or already?
    I can't speak for all parents, but I think I speak for a bunch when I say we've reached the point in August dominated by frequent and feverish mood swings. Mine go like this: "For the love of all things holy would you please go back to school wait don't...

    Study: Flame retardants found in moms, kids

    Study: Flame retardants found in moms, kids
    One flame retardant is linked to cancer and was voluntarily taken out of children's pajamas in the 1970s after researchers discovered it mutated DNA. The other was touted as an eco-friendly chemical that would neither escape from household furniture nor...