Last week the third-floor lounge of the U-Store was packed to overflowing for a talk and book-signing by Princeton University economist Paul Krugman. Prof. Krugman's best-selling book, The Great Unraveling: Losing Our Way in the New Century (Norton, 25.95), contains the New York Times op-ed columns that have made him a hero to liberals shrill "Cassandra" to the far right. Judging from the reaction of the U-store audience, this Cassandra would make a good stand-up comic. While the message was every bit as ominous as the one emerging from his semi-weekly dispatches from the front lines, there was a laugh or two a minute because Prof. Krugman is no less amusing a speaker than he is a writer.
Philosophy major and journalist hopeful, David Robinson, 22, a student at Princeton University, has been awarded a 2004 Rhodes Scholarship.
A Princeton advisory board will present a report to the Borough Council next month that outlines information it has gathered on substance abuse in the community.
Two new Borough residents have stepped up to the plate and shown an interest in Joe O'Neill's Council seat which will be vacated when the Councilman becomes Borough mayor in January. Jenny Crumiller of Library Place and Mark Freda of Fisher Avenue have both announced an interest in filling the unexpired term.
Princeton Township residents affected by the regular overflow of Harry's Brook may have to continue to withstand periodic flooding for the time being.