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Vol. LXIII, No. 13
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
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CULTURAL PRESENTATION: Marc Tolo, who taught English as a Peace Corps volunteer in Laghman Province, Afghanistan in the early 1970s, spoke about daily life in the region during his time there at the Princeton Coalition for Peace Action’s Sunday forum on Afghanistan.

Speakers at CFPA Forum Strongly Oppose Escalation of American Presence in Afghanistan

Ellen Gilbert

Over 100 people turned out on Sunday afternoon for the Princeton Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) forum, “Intro to Afghanistan,” held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton. The two-hour program included six speakers offering perspectives on the history, regional politics, geography, and culture of Afghanistan as a backdrop to President Obama’s proposed troop escalation in the area. Last Friday’s announcement by the president, indicating that would he send some 4,000 additional troops to Afghanistan, while leaving the door open to send more as the situation warrants, lent particular urgency to Sunday’s event.

Borough Patrolman Accused of Serving Alcohol to Minors

Dilshanie Perera

Subject to an administrative hearing, Borough Policeman Garrett Brown is accused of serving alcohol to minors at a party in Keene, New York in October 2007. The hearing commenced last Wednesday, and is scheduled to continue on April 16 at 9 a.m. in Borough Hall.

Reinhardt Surveys “Perfect Storm” of Health Care, Declares President Obama on the Right Track

Ellen Gilbert

Times may seem tough now, but Princeton scholar Uwe Reinhardt says that things are going to get a lot worse unless something is done about our health care system. Adroitly managing to speak with both the utmost seriousness while keeping his tongue firmly planted in his cheek, the James Madison Professor of Political Economy recently described the growing numbers of uninsured Americans as “dark clouds coming from the right” in a talk entitled “Health Care Sails Into a Perfect Storm: Can Obama Come to the Rescue?” at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Pilot Program Opens Volunteer Position in Fire Department for University Staff

Dilshanie Perera

Borough Council unanimously approved the creation of the “associate member” position in the Princeton Fire Department at its meeting last Tuesday. The new position allows for Princeton University to launch a pilot program in which staff members can volunteer with the fire department during their work hours.

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