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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.”
  • There's history between UCLA kicker Ka'imi Fairbairn and Arizona State

    There's history between UCLA kicker Ka'imi Fairbairn and Arizona State
    This is the odd, and sometimes backward, world of a placekicker. Two years ago, Ka'imi Fairbairn came away from UCLA's football game against Arizona State with a bloody nose. That was a good day. Last season, Fairbairn came away from the Arizona State...

    Cal State plan to aid sexual assault victims praised

    Cal State plan to aid sexual assault victims praised
    California State University will appoint advocates for victims of sexual assault on all 23 of its campuses -- a move that may spur other colleges around the nation to take similar action, lawmakers said Monday. Cal State's plan had not been widely...

    UCLA freshman safety Jaleel Wadood gets chances to contribute

    UCLA freshman safety Jaleel Wadood gets chances to contribute
    Freshman safety Jaleel Wadood has come along at the right time for UCLA. Injuries have depleted the back end of the secondary, and Wadood played a lot in the Bruins' last game, against Texas, and expects to see plenty more playing time against Arizona...

    L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade Draws Celebrities, Chefs and Inspiring Kids

    Celebrities and chefs got together on the grassy quad at UCLA on Saturday to fight childhood cancer at one of the city's top food-meets-fundraising events, L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade. More than $200,000 was raised from an auction with items including...