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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.”
  • Around Broadneck: Former Broadneck teacher with rare condition is crossing her fingers

    Around Broadneck: Former Broadneck teacher with rare condition is crossing her fingers
    It is hard to determine how petite Chelley Vukmanic is when she is lying down. The past year, she's been horizontal nearly all the time. Her tenacity and perseverance made her seem somehow bigger. Standing upright, she almost reaches 5 feet, 1 inch...

    Bree Newsome, who removed Confederate flag, known as principled leader

    Those who know Bree Newsome — the young woman who climbed a flagpole in front of South Carolina's Statehouse to remove the Confederate flag on Saturday — aren't surprised by her bold step. Even as a student at Columbia's Oakland Mills High...

    NC neuroscientist wins $4M to study Parkinson's disease

    A Duke University neuroscientist and biomedical engineer has been awarded $4 million to study deep brain stimulation in patients with Parkinson's disease. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports ( that Warren Grill won the Javits...

    Dr. John H. 'Jack' Hebb

    Dr. John H. 'Jack' Hebb
    Dr. John H. "Jack" Hebb, a retired gynecologist whose career spanned more than 40 years, died of multiple organ failure Monday at the Brightwood retirement community in Lutherville. He was 91. "He was a straightforward, no-BS type of physician in his...