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  • Week in review: Nobel prize causes controversy

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    Here are the top news stories from the past week:



     
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  • News of the week
    Here are the top news stories from the past week:
    - The European Union was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. Some members in the audience at the announcement groaned when the EU was called. The Nobel committee said, however, that the EU deserved it beacause of lasting peace since World War II.
    - Chinese novelist Mo Yan was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature on Thursday. Yan’s work was described by the Nobel committee as "hallucinatory realism" that "merges folk tales, history and the contemporary."
    - Rumors about a smaller iPad have been on the Internet for months, and it’s expected that Apple will announce the iPad Mini later this month. The latest projection is that the company will announce the tablet at an Oct. 23 event.
    - “Joe Biden would very much like for Paul Ryan to get off his lawn.” – Tweet during last night’s vice presidential debate by Indecision‏?. See more funny tweets here.
    - "The old adage 'if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all' applies to sentencing statements. It is awkward when you deny you are culpable and a jury says otherwise. For appellate purposes Sandusky was never going to accept responsibility or admit doing something wrong, but lashing out at everyone so strongly was irrational and certainly could not have been done to persuade the judge." - B.J. Bernstein, an Atlanta attorney, commenting on letters that Jerry Sandusky and his wife sent to the judge before Sandusky’s sentencing. The letters, which CNN obtained, blamed the victims, the media and more, and at no point did Sandusky take responsibility for his actions.
    - "All the qualities that make you successful concealed your vices. This, in my view, makes you dangerous. … This crime is not only what you did to their bodies, but their psyche and souls." - Judge John Cleland, talking Tuesday to Jerry Sandusky, who was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison. The former Penn State assistant coach is 68 and likely will spend the rest of his life in prison.
    - “The U.S.P.S. Team doping conspiracy was professionally designed to groom and pressure athletes to use dangerous drugs, to evade detection, to ensure its secrecy and ultimately gain an unfair competitive advantage through superior doping practices.” – Statement from the United States Anti-Doping Agency, which said Wednesday that Lance Armstrong was at the center of the doping conspiracy and released thousands of documents that it says prove Armstrong doped and led the program.
    Page 2 of 2 - - Alex Karras, a football player and actor best known for his work on “Webster,” died Wednesday at age 77. Karras was drafted by the Detroit Lions and played from 1958-70 (interrupted by a one-year ban for gambling), and after football became an actor. He appeared in “Blazing Saddles” and other movies, but gained fame played Webster’s guardian, George Papadapolis, on the ABC show.
    - A 32-year-old Florida man died after winning a cockroach- and worm-eating contest. The man, Edward Archbold, was in a contest to win a $850 python. Shortly after he won the contest, Archbold started to vomit and called 911. He then collapsed and died. Officials will determine the cause of death after conducting an autopsy.
    - Joran van der Sloot, who was convicted of murdering Stephany Flores in Peru and who was suspected in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, has fathered a child while in prison, according to reports. Van der Sloot is serving his sentence in Peru, but during an unsupervised visit, he apparently impregnated a visitor.
    Video of the week: Bear family forces school lockdown
    The bear family – a mother and three cubs -- wandered across the grounds of Issaquah Valley Elementary School.
    GateHouse News Service

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