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Vol. LXV, No. 32
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
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DOG DAY SATURDAY AFTERNOON: The pond behind the Institute for Advanced Study provides bathing facilities and a refuge from the heat for one dog while another waits its turn.

Front Page

Hospital Keeping Community in Mind

Anne Levin

In planning for the move to its energy efficient, state-of-the-art facility on Route 1 next May, officials at the University Medical Center at Princeton have kept in mind residents of the neighborhood surrounding the current hospital building on Witherspoon Street. The hospital will establish a community information center in the medical office building that is to remain at the site, where AvalonBay Communities, Inc. plans to build an apartment complex.

Hinds Plaza Driver Remains Critical; Witness Recalls Crash

Ellen Gilbert

George S. Atkins, the 86-year old Clifton man whose Cadillac crashed into a wall at the Spring Street garage last week, remained in critical condition at press time at the Helene Fuld Medical Center in Trenton.

Minority Teen Girls Are the Focus At Upcoming Leadership Academy

Anne Levin

When it comes to minority teens and academic achievement, the statistics are troubling. According to the U.S. Department of Education, African Americans accounted for only 13.1 percent of the entire college enrollment in 2009. Nearly 40 percent of African Americans failed to graduate from high school on time, studies showed.


Other News

Amazing and Inspiring: Princeton Teachers Experience Microgravity First Hand at NASA

Ellen Gilbert

In what Science Supervisor Cherry Sprague described as “an amazing, inspiring opportunity,” five teachers from Princeton Regional Schools recently joined NASA and Department of Energy scientists to discuss and experience “microgravity” [weightlessness in a free fall environment] flights from Houston, Texas.

For Fresh Air Fund Children in Princeton, It’s the Little Things That Impress the Most

Anne Levin

For eight-year-old Legend, it was all about the pool. Emerging from the water at Nassau Swim Club for a quick bite of broccoli and dip before plunging back in, he was clearly enjoying himself. The scene last Monday evening was the annual pool party for local families and the children who are visiting them courtesy of The Fresh Air Fund, which gives inner city kids a chance to experience the pleasures of summer in rural and suburban locales.

Saving the Environment, Promoting Literacy, Recycled Books Are a Win-Win Commodity

Ellen Gilbert

“Everybody wins,” proclaims booksalefinder.com, describing the happy outcome of used book sales. Several Princeton area efforts testify to that idea.

More of the Other News…


Sports

PU Women’s Golfer Shon at U.S. Amateur, Looking to Cap Eventful Summer in Style

Bill Alden

When Kelly Shon made the Schreiber High (N.Y.) boys’ golf team as an eighth grader, her presence drew some snickers from opposing squads.

PU Hockey Alum Fedun Enjoys Homecoming; Competing at Edmonton Oilers Prospect Camp

Ed Benkin

While some college players feel out of place at NHL prospect camps, recently graduated Princeton University star Taylor Fedun was right at home skating in the Edmonton Oilers’ camp last month.

With Little Brother Holman Coming Up Big, University Radiology Wins Summer Hoops

Bill Alden

As University Radiology took the court last Friday evening for the third and decisive game of the championship series in the Princeton Recreation Department Summer Men’s Basketball League, the team was missing a key weapon.


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DVD Review

Love and Theft in Istanbul: A Summer Road Movie

Stuart Mitchner

A month later in Istanbul, a hustler named Ali Baba made off with my Olympia. But that’s another story, which I will tell as soon as I find a decent excuse.


The shameless teaser at the top appeared in my July 20 column about a long-ago summer in Mykonos. My excuse for telling “another story” arrived in the mail from Germany on July 29. Even as I was thinking back to the Istanbul adventure, the person with whom I shared it — someone I hadn’t heard from for four decades — sought me out, found me, sent me a letter. So, another teaser, another story.


Music/Theater

PST Presents a Portrait of a Marriage and Its Destruction; Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House” Closes 2011 Season With Intensity

Donald Gilpin

Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, on its debut in Denmark in 1879, sent shock waves throughout Europe and set the world of drama on a new course. Acknowledged as the inventor of modern drama, Ibsen brought to the stage a focus on big, controversial ideas — in this case the institution of marriage and the role and rights of women — along with a certain realism, depth of characterization, and an interest in psychology and the complexities of human motivations and behavior.



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