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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.”
  • Nancy W. Kiehne, artist

    Nancy W. Kiehne, an artist and homemaker, died March 20 at the Edenwald retirement community of cancer. She was 90. The daughter of Christian Wenger, a farmer, and Marion Singer Sartorius, the former Nancy Jane Wenger was born in Ephrata, Pa., and moved...

    University of North Carolina debates what to do with Saunders Hall, named for KKK leader

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. Students put forth a forceful argument to University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill trustees this week for changing the name of a building they say perpetuates racism on campus. At a meeting of the trustees' academic affairs committee, a...

    U.Va. Board of Visitors approve series of tuition increases

    Amid student protests, the University of Virginia Board of Visitors has approved a series of tuition increases that raise the total cost of attending the Charlottesville school. During meetings that ended Wednesday, the board approved hikes aimed at...

    An online comic dealer with a superpowered sales platform

    NORRISTOWN, Pa. Jim Drucker is living proof that a man not only can learn to appreciate some nagging from his wife, but also build a thriving, innovative company as a result of it. In Drucker's case, it is NewKadia.com, launched in 2000 and believed to...