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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.”
  • USC quarterback Cody Kessler aiming for first rivalry-game victory

    USC quarterback Cody Kessler aiming for first rivalry-game victory
    Cody Kessler is still seeking his first rivalry-game victory as USC's starting quarterback. The junior came up short against UCLA and Notre Dame last season, and the Trojans suffered another loss against UCLA last week. So Kessler is preparing for...

    Preview: Stanford at UCLA

    SportsDirect Inc. Preview: Stanford at UCLA Tenth-ranked UCLA controls its destiny in the chase for the Pac-12 South crown and will play in the title game if it defeats visiting Stanford on Friday. The Bruins have won five consecutive games and have a...

    Diane W. Husic: Progress expected at climate change conference in Peru

    Diane W. Husic: Progress expected at climate change conference in Peru
    On Monday, the 20th Conference of the Parties (COP20) will commence in Lima, Peru, to continue attempts to draft a global treaty on climate change. It has been 25 years since the international community called for action on greenhouse gases. When the...

    UCLA FYI: Mixed news on injury front

    UCLA received good news on the injury front Tuesday when defensive backs Ishmael Adams and Priest Willis returned to practice. Then the news took a downturn. Receiver Thomas Duarte hobbled off the field and headed to the locker room with an injured...