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Vol. LXII, No. 12
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
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READING IS THE GOAL: Princeton University varsity athletes came to the Princeton Public Library to read to youngsters in grades Kindergarten through 4 in the new series “Tiger Team Readers.” The athletes (from left): Peter Callahn, Teddy Schneider, Tim Sedwitz, Devin Muntz, and Josh Walburn read Dr. Seuss’s “The Butter Battle Book,” “Miss Nelson is Missing,” and poems by Shel Silverstein to an appreciative audience of young listeners. “We want kids to be aware that you can be an athlete and a scholar,” said library Youth Services Coordinator Jan Johnson. Additional dates in the series are April 18 and May 16.

PHS Students Protest War in Wednesday Walk-Out

Ellen Gilbert

In response to the Coalition for Peace Action’s call for a moratorium on the war to mark the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq on Wednesday, March 19, Princeton High School students plan to walk out of school during the seventh period.

A Cleaner Central Business District? Look for Those Bright, Sunshiny Days

Matthew Hersh

You might have noticed what look like four glorified mailboxes downtown in recent days. No, you don’t want to put your bills in there, but you can toss any detritus that might otherwise have been overflowing from an everyday trash receptacle.

Population-Based Healthcare Focus of Saturday Science Talk

Ellen Gilbert

People in the 1700s believed in “vapors”; in the 1800s poor hygiene was recognized as a source of disease. The late 1800s saw the germ theory take hold, and mass immunizations followed the Federal government interventions that characterized public health in the mid-1900s. What now? According to Dr. Joan Beckwith in a recent “Science on Saturday” talk at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, the face of public health in the 21st century is population-based healthcare, a system that focuses on promoting health and preventing disease before it happens.

Entrepreneurs Tap Their Inner Tony Hawk, and Uncover a Pretty Radical Local Need

Matthew Hersh

While it’s easy to say that a new skate shop has opened in downtown Princeton, don’t tell owners Liza Peck and Tricia Rosenthal. For them, their retail venture is a concept, fusing culture, retail, and filling a void.

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