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Vol. LXII, No. 50
 
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
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WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS: Princeton High School’s cheerleading squad were the grand champions in this year’s Colonial Valley Conference Cheerleading Competition. They also placed first for dance routines.

Dancing, Humility and a Lot of Practice Bring “Shock” of Success to Cheerleaders

Ellen Gilbert

Wikipedia defines cheerleading as “a sport that requires physical fitness, flexibility, coordination, and hard work, uses organized routines made from elements of tumbling, dance, jumps and stunting to direct spectators of events to cheer on sports teams at games and matches and/or compete at cheerleading competitions.” The Princeton High School cheerleading squad brought all these abilities to bear — with a vengeance — in their recent triumph as the grand champions at this year’s Colonial Valley Conference Cheerleading Competition.

Local Merchants See Business Slow but Attitude Is “Cautiously Optimistic”

Dilshanie Perera

“We went into this season with low expectations,” said Vice President of Palmer Square Management David Newton,who acknowledged that business during the holiday shopping season is better than expected. There’s obviously a lot of caution out there, but there are some positive things,” he remarked, adding that “a couple of tenants reported increased sales.”

“Preservation Commission Studies King’s Highway, Institute Spread

Ellen Gilbert

The Township’s Historic Preservation Commission focused Monday afternoon on creating guidelines for the stretch of Routes 206 and 27 known as King’s Highway, and potential building by the Institute for Advanced Study on ground near Battlefield State Park.

Sex, Drugs, and Public Policy: The Troubling “Business of AIDS”

Ellen Gilbert

Elizabeth Pisani is not a shrinking violet. Discussing her new book, The Wisdom of Whores: Bureaucrats, Brothers and the Business of AIDS at a recent Woodrow Wilson School talk, the author and epidemiologist genuflected each time she referred to “the Pope” (outgoing UNAIDS Director Peter Piot), described herself as a“high priestess” among AIDS workers, and more than once used the word “crappy” to describe various government and agency efforts to solve the world’s AIDS problem.

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