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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.”
  • Penn State president would like to make it easier for students to graduate in 4 years

    Penn State president would like to make it easier for students to graduate in 4 years
    Look at the cost of a degree at Penn State and it can make you a little dizzy, kind of like writing a check for a big-ticket item like a sleek, shiny sports car. President Eric Barron has used that analogy before, exhorting students to get the most...

    California developers expect to build more commercial space through 2017, survey says

     California developers expect to build more commercial space through 2017, survey says
    California real estate developers are feeling bullish and plan to build more office buildings, apartments and warehouses in the months ahead, a survey says. New commercial space is expected to increase through 2017 across most California real estate...

    Year later, colleges in early stages of reforming athletes' rights

    Year later, colleges in early stages of reforming athletes' rights
    One year ago Wednesday, college athletes had no say in their future. Free meals were scrutinized. They had to cough up cash for laundry and gas. Response to a concussion was uneven. And at most schools, they could lose their scholarships if they started...

    Sports On The Air: Wednesday

    BASKETBALL 7 p.m.: Temple at Central Florida. CBSSN 7 p.m.: Southern Methodist at South Florida. ESPNU 7 p.m.: Wake Forest at Florida State. NESN 7 p.m.: Women's college, East Carolina at UConn. SNY 7:30 p.m.: Duke at Notre Dame. ESPN2 8 p.m.:...