Maybe it’s the composition of the business community that we serve, or maybe it’s because that staff box to the left is loaded with women’s names, but U.S. 1 has always made room for stories about and by enterprising women.

Once a year we evote much of one issue to “women in business” and we are always glad that we do. It’s not unlike an issue devoted to a CEO roundtable discussion. But perhaps because women often have more varied backgrounds and more circuitous career paths, their stories tend to be as entertaining as they are educational. We hope you will enjoy the coverage that begins on page 13.

To the Editor:

Help the Boychoir

Late Friday afternoon, February 9, a water pipe burst at the American Boychoir School in the Ettl dorm. All the boys are safe and unharmed. The local fire and police departments responded quickly to secure the area and assess the situation. However, both sides of the dorm building suffered water damage. The water pipe has been repaired, a professional water damage company has removed the water, and clean-up has begun.

The resident boys have been temporarily moved to the cottage where there is plenty of room, especially with the concert choir out on tour. The staff and parent volunteers removed, bagged, and tagged all the water damaged belongings, and took wet clothing home to launder for the boys.

This is a time when we will be relying on the American Boychoir community to help us. Our immediate need is to find temporary housing for about 25 boys and several staff members under one roof. For those of you who know of any facilities that could house the boys in one community — please call me at 609-924-5858, ext. 21.

As a new president, I have been touched by the generous help offered so far. I thank you for yours.

Charles Bickford

President, American Boychoir

What’s In a Name?

I have been following Richard K. Rein’s column in U.S. 1 for years, most recently on January 24 when he showed us the difference between child protection and pet protection. In fact, I shared this column with my Sociology – Social Problems college students at Mercer County Community College. It left them in a solemn state.

Now you take on the Super Bowl and religion. For your enlightenment, Gould is often a Jewish name, but through the generations, it may lose its historical connection. In fact, my great uncles Joseph and Mendel who journeyed from Romania to America with my grandfather, Michael, was a Goldstein until he, Joe, changed the name to Gould.

And against all stereotypes of non-athletic Jews, they were tall, powerfully built, blond and blue-eyed. Joe was an ice delivery man in the tenements of New York’s lower east side, but went on to become a boxer, the sparring partner for the “great Jack Johnson.” Who knows — maybe Robbie Gould, the Bears kicker, is his descendant?

Joan Goldstein, Ph.D.

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