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Vol. LXII, No. 32
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
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(Photo by Dilshanie Perera)
“CHANGE FOR CHANGE:” Third grade students in Summer Exploration gather “change for change” for Senator Barack Obama’s campaign by managing a lemonade stand in front of the Henry Pannell Learning Center on Witherspoon Street. Ashante Thompson (far right), the third grade teacher, noted that the campers had been learning about the voting process and civic participation as part of the camp curriculum and decided to get involved in the campaign. Summer Exploration is the only locally sponsored summer camp in Princeton that includes academics, recreation, and travel, according to Dana Hughes, the Director of Programs and Resident Services for the Princeton Housing Authority and camp coordinator.

Front Page

Holt Wants Answers on Anthrax From FBI

Dilshanie Perera

Ellen Gilbert

In spite of claims on the FBI website that the bureau remains “determined to solve the case” they have code-named “Amerithrax,” Representative Rush Holt (D-12) has told FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III, that “the public and the Congress deserve an answer from you.” 

Hillier’s Greenview Avenue Project Denied by Borough Zoning Board in 4-3 Vote

Dilshanie Perera

The third part of the Borough’s Zoning Board hearings on the Greenview Avenue condominium case concluded late Thursday night with a 4-3 vote to deny Architect J. Robert Hillier’s application to rezone the three properties in question by variance.

Community Input Will Be Sought on Future Pool Complex Design

Ellen Gilbert

The Princeton community will soon learn about, and be able to respond to, plans for a new pool complex. At its Thursday evening meeting, the Joint Recreation Board approved a motion to engage a consulting firm that will meet with local residents to discuss the need for new pool facilities, and to hear what pool users would — and would not — like to have in an updated facility, which would be located on the same site as the current pool. At least one of the meetings will occur poolside, according to Recreation Department Executive Director Jack Roberts, so residents can see where there are problems with the existing complex, and envision plans for the future.

Other News

Ecologists, Friends of Open Spaces, Inventory Plants at Herrontown Woods

Dilshanie Perera

“Rushes are round, but sedges have edges,” quoted Steve Hiltner, Friends of Princeton Open Spaces (FOPOS) naturalist and member of the Princeton Environmental Commission, while showing the group assembled the deceptively-named “wool grass,” which is actually a sedge. Typically, rushes have round stems, whereas those of sedges are more triangular. You can differentiate between the two by rolling them between your thumb and forefinger.

University Medical Center’s Auxiliary Gears Up for White Elephant Sale

Ellen Gilbert

“Some people just come for the toys,” said volunteer Rosemarie Hunninghake, as she surveyed the growing stock of clothing, books, kitchenware, and yes, Barbies, accumulating in the Herrontown Road storage facility being used by the University Medical Center at Princeton’s Auxiliary as they prepare for their annual White Elephant and Rummage Sale.

More of the Other News…


Former PU Rower Teti Caps Comeback With Third Trip to Summer Olympics

Bill Alden

As far as Paul Teti was concerned, his international rowing career concluded with his appearance on the U.S. lightweight four which finished ninth in the 2004 Summer Olympics.

Teti Focused on Producing Olympic Success in Swan Song as U.S. Rowing Men’s Coach

Bill Alden

Mike Teti didn’t exactly jump at the opportunity to coach in the U.S. national rowing program.

Kolman Leads CP Bluefish Through Change but Team’s Success Continues at PASDA Meet

Bill Alden

Amy Kolman drew on her experience as a teacher in taking the helm of the Community Park Bluefish swimming program this summer.

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Art Review

Art and the River: The Audacity of New Hope

Stuart Mitchner

“New Hope! It’s rather curious that we should have selected a town by that name as our first stopping place. It was a beautiful spot, too, reminding me somewhat of a slumbering European village.”
Henry Miller in The Air-Conditioned Nightmare


Marital Chaos Ensues When Deceased Wife Returns From the Dead in PST Season Finale, “Blithe Spirit,” Classic Noel Coward Comedy

Donald Gilpin

To audiences of a certain age, to mention Noel Coward is to evoke images of a man and a collection of plays that epitomize urbane sophistication, elegance, and dazzlingly clever dialogue. The world of Coward — celebrated British playwright, actor, and composer from the 1920s until his death in 1973 — is a world whose inhabitants “dress for dinner” (tuxedoes and evening gowns), a world of expertly crafted dry martinis and epigrams (“It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.”), ivory cigarette holders, and velvet smoking jackets.

All in a Day’s Work

Robert Toole

Dilshanie Perera

Sergeant Robert Toole has been involved with public safety all his life. A member of the Township police force for the past 22 years, Sgt. Toole is also the president of Hook and Ladder, and has been a volunteer fire fighter since age 16.

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At Volition Wellness Solutions, it’s the whole person that counts. Not just muscle groups, bones, body systems, and weight — all those specific parts that so often are targeted by medical professionals and personal trainers.

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When dealing with the inevitable — that is, in terms of a final resting place — the help of caring and thoughtful cemetery or mausoleum representatives can make a big difference.

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