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Vol. LXI, No. 37
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
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REMEMBRANCE: One of the most tranquil spots on the Princeton University campus is the memorial garden honoring the 13 Princeton University alumni killed in the attacks of September 11, 2001. The garden is located on the west side of East Pyne Hall where it connects with Chancellor Green, just east of Nassau Hall. The bronze bell, titled "Remembrance," was designed by Toshiko Takaezu, who taught in Princeton's Program in Visual Arts from 1967 to 1992.

Front Page

Planners Weigh In on Bus Rapid Transit

Matthew Hersh

New Jersey Transit announced yesterday that the core element of its proposed Central Jersey Route 1 Bus Rapid Transit will include internal destinations such as Palmer Square, and possibly the Princeton Shopping Center.

New Measures Increase Security at Princeton Schools

Linda Arntzenius

Parents of school-age children know the routine well. A visit to their child's school during school hours means a trip to the front office, a stick-on visitor tag, and recording the purpose and time of their visit on the sign-in sheet.

Events such as Columbine and the Virginia Tech shootings have brought the issue of security to the forefront for parents and school administrators alike. Recognizing the vulnerability of open student campuses, school districts across the country have weighed the need for increased safety.

Township Elevates Fees for 'Dangerous' Dogs; Touts Gypsy Moth Program

Matthew Hersh

Township Hall sought to offset expenses involved in impounding potentially dangerous dogs Monday night by elevating the cost of licensing a dog with a rap sheet.

In conjunction with the fee ordinance, which is slated to be mirrored with a similar code in Princeton Borough, the Princeton Regional Health Department will very likely help assemble a community task force in making recommendations to the state Legislature related to animal safety, as well as in dispensing general animal-related information.

Other News

University's Whitman College Fits Right In, Anticipates Increase in Student Population

Matthew Hersh

With its veritable forest of mature trees, Collegiate Gothic architectural style, and seamless blend into campus building infrastructure, Princeton University's newly opened Whitman College, the school's sixth residential college, could well have been part of the campus for decades.

Sarnoff, Historical Society of Princeton Among Groups Receiving State Grants

Linda Arntzenius

The New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State, has awarded a total of $3,440,000 in general operating grants to 83 historical organizations from every county in the state, including the Historical Society of Princeton and the David Sarnoff Library.

Click, You're There: Princeton Borough Makes a Giant Leap in the Web Age

Matthew Hersh

Princeton Borough is known for a lot of things that readers of this local weekly don't need to have pointed out to them, but a quick Google search, up to this week, provided something less than quality service in outlining Princeton Borough's attractions to people outside of the region.

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Guarding Against Complacency after Ivy Title; PU Football Primed for Opener Against Lehigh

Bill Alden

The Princeton University football program is justifiably proud of what it has accomplished the last two seasons.

After Playing Many Roles for PU Football; Linebacker Stem Excited to Fill Captain's Post

Bill Alden

Jon Stem has filled a lot of roles for the Princeton University football team over the last few years.

Showing Commitment to Physical Play, PHS Football Routs Steinert in Opener

Bill Alden

They got up just after dawn throughout the off-season for 6:30 a.m. weight workouts, undergoing some of the most arduous conditioning in program history.

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DVD Review

“Here’s Looking at You, Kid”: Bogart Shines On

Stuart Mitchner

The quirkiest prison movie ever made may be Up the River, directed by John Ford and released in 1930. This is a prison where the warden’s little girl plays with the inmates and cheers on their baseball team and where prisoners stage minstrel shows and perform in drag. Aside from the quirkiness, the outstanding feature of the movie is the presence of a charmingly boisterous newcomer named Spencer Tracy, a force of nature compared to the stiff, leading-man types who gummed up the works in so many early sound films.

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