Vol. LXIII, No. 18
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
(Photo by Stephen Goldsmith)
CROWNING MOMENT: Princeton University mens lacrosse sophomore star Jack McBride, center, prepares to fire the ball in No. 4 Princetons 11-7 win over 10th-ranked Brown last Saturday. The victory earned the Tigers a tie for the Ivy League crown with Cornell. Princeton, now 12-2, will open play in the NCAA tournament where the the fourth-seeded Tigers host Massachusetts (9-5) on May 10.
Six cases of H1N1 influenza, or swine flu, have been confirmed in the state of New Jersey; however, to date no cases have been identified in either the Princetons or in Mercer County.
In operation since April 2008, the Boroughs FreeB Jitney shuttle service has seen 4,851 rides in its first year, Administrator Robert Bruschi reported at the Council meeting last Tuesday.
Swearings-in, the election of officers, and contract approvals took up much of the Princeton Regional Board of Educations annual organizational meeting last week.
Even in a harsh economic climate, Borough resident Mitchell Synakowski has been able to find and keep his job for the past 14 months.
At their meeting on Monday evening, Princeton Township Committee members approved the introduction of an ordinance that will fine-tune the existing law regarding canine misbehavior. Instead of the current law, which covers the gamut of infractions from tearing up bushes to biting people, as Township Attorney Edwin Schmierer described it, the new law would distinguish between inappropriate behavior and biting incidents, with a $250 fine for the first biting offense, and $500 for the second. A $75 fine would be imposed for all other offenses. A public hearing on the ordinance will be held on Monday, May 18.
It was not the way the Princeton University womens tennis team wanted to start the final month of the regular season.
Chris Peyser and his senior classmates on the Princeton University mens lacrosse team are all smiles in a photo gracing the cover of the programs media guide which was taken last summer on the squads trip to Ireland.
There was a sense that Neil Karandikar might be one of the best players in the area as he breezed to victory at second singles in the Mercer County Tournament (MCT) in his first two seasons with the Princeton Day School boys tennis team.
“I was born at Newport.”
Duke Ellington, quoted in Backstory in Blue
“She was a very photogenic girl. She was an integral part of the moment, and that is why she went on the album.”
Ellington at Newport producer George Avakian
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra said a musical good-bye to Music Director Neeme Järvi this past weekend with four performances in three venues in central and northern New Jersey. Although Maestro Järvi has been Music Director for only four years, he has had a significant impact on the programming and artistic mission of the orchestra, bringing spontaneity and a sense of fun (as described by a Board member) to the ensemble. NJSO maintained healthy audience numbers during the Järvi tenure, credited in part to his closing each concert with a bon-bon a short encore to end the performance on a bright note. The audience at the State Theatre in New Brunswick on Sunday afternoon (the concert was also presented in Princeton last Friday night) was treated to two bon-bons, one after each of the two major works on the program. The State Theatre in New Brunswick is a charming design, with the performers nestled in a wood-paneled shell, creating the impression that the audience is watching a performance in a wooden Faberge egg or a Beatrix Potter musical scene in an acorn. Several layers of acoustical doors help refine the sound, and only a few were open on Sunday afternoon, but few were necessary the sound of the orchestra, including the timpani far back on the stage, was clear right to the back of the balcony. Maestro Järvi would probably never refer to himself as an emperor of the podium, but the choice of Beethovens Emperor Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major was fitting. The printed program defined the word emperor as conjuring up power, nobility, and majesty, all qualities which Maestro Järvi has brought to the stage over the past four years.
Im the son of a navy officer. My dad fought in World War II and the Korean War. I was about 12 at the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis, and I was full of bravado. I thought, hey, lets blow em off the face of the earth. Of course there are millions of human beings living in Cuba; how could you say something so cavalier? But I was twelve years old. I was a hawk on Vietnam as well.
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