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Vol. LXIV, No. 8
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
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WINTER LIFE: It’s poetry in motion on Lake Carnegie Sunday as sea gulls frolic and the goose moseys along, slow but sure.

Front Page

University Appoints Van Jones Visiting Fellow

Dilshanie Perera

Former White House adviser on the Council on Environmental Quality Van Jones has been appointed as a distinguished visiting fellow in the Center for African American Studies and the Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

Undaunted by Thefts, Public Library Celebrates 100 Years of Service

Ellen Gilbert

Princeton Borough police have apprehended two people in the alleged theft of 170 books, valued at approximately $3,500, from the Princeton Public Library. Charges have been pressed in both instances, and Director Leslie Burger congratulated the “quick thinking” of staff members Andre Levie and Darren Alizio in connection with the arrests.

Holt Denounces Closure of Anthrax Case, Supports Recovery Act, Deficit Spending

Ellen Gilbert

Representative Rush Holt (D-12) has been working hard to engage and inform residents in his district. In a recent “Telephone Town Hall” that was used to address constituents’ concerns, he discussed the release of a statement regarding the FBI’s closing of the anthrax case and another marking the first anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Other News

“Lincoln Republican” Steele Considers State of America at University Discussion

Dilshanie Perera

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele and Princeton University Professor Eddie Glaude sat down together Monday for a public conversation on campus. Hosted by the Center for African American Studies, of which Mr. Glaude is the chair, the event sparked a lively debate that touched on Mr. Steele’s biography and inequality in America.

Township “Stays the Course” in Face Of Beleaguered COAH Developments

Ellen Gilbert

Noting recent media attention to developments at COAH (New Jersey’s Council on Affordable Housing), attorney Ed Schmierer gave a status report on the agency at the Monday evening Township Committee meeting.

U.S. Congressional Hopeful Sipprelle Shares His Vision, Plan for Renewal

Dilshanie Perera

Princeton resident Scott Sipprelle announced his candidacy for the 12th Congressional District last month, and opened up his campaign office on Alexander Road last week.

Topics in Brief
A Community Bulletin


With Head Coach Bates Taking the Helm, PU Men’s Lax Opens New Era Against Hofstra

Bill Alden

Chris Bates knows a lot about the Hofstra University men’s lacrosse team.

After the Exit of Its Stellar Class of 2009, PU Women’s Lax Will Have a New Look

Bill Alden

Although Chris Sailer is in her 24th season at the helm of the Princeton University women’s lacrosse program, she has a sense of starting at square one as the 2010 season approaches.

Senior Captain Herr Ends Career on High Note, Helping PDS Boys’ Hockey to 1st MCT Crown

Bill Alden

Princeton Day school boys’ hockey senior captain Brooks Herr was restless Sunday evening on the eve of the Mercer County Tournament championship game.

More Sports…

DVD Review

“Children of Paradise”: Love, Art, and Evil On and Off the Boulevard of Crime

Stuart Mitchner

With the Oscar season upon us, the time seems right for a column about one of the greatest films ever made, Marcel Carné’s Les Enfants du Paradis, or Children of Paradise, which was released 65 years ago on March 9, 1945, six months after the liberation of Paris.


Revenge and Reconciliation, Chaos and Creation Hold the Stage in Intime-Princeton Shakespeare Production of “The Tempest”

Donald Gilpin

“What have we here? A man or a fish? dead or alive?” wonders the jester Trinculo as he comes upon Caliban hiding on the ground under his cloak “A fish: he smells like a fish; a very ancient and fishlike smell. A strange fish!”

It’s New to Us

A Smorgasbord of Overflowing Choices Awaits Customers at Popular Bon Appétit

Jean Stratton

Bon Appétit is a true Princeton treasure. And it just keeps getting better and better!

Gentle, Soothing Care and Quality Products Are Highlight of Metropolis Day Spa and Salon

Jean Stratton

Tender treatment is the key to Metropolis Spa and Salon at the Princeton Shopping Center. If you want to pamper a special Valentine, give her or him (or yourself!) a gift certificate for one or more of the spa’s many services devoted to body revitalization and rejuvenation.

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