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This article was prepared for the January 16, 2002 edition of U.S.
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Between the Lines
It seems like just yesterday that we at U.S. 1 were
always the jokers. To illustrate a cover story on yuppie dating we
dressed a young businessman in a suit and tie, equipped him with a
briefcase, and then had two 20-something women in business outfits
throw him — fully clothed and clutching the briefcase — into
a swimming pool. The headline: "Are U.S. 1 Men All Wet?"
To tackle the thorny subject of gridlock on Route 1 in June, 1985,
our cover showed a photograph of a convertible — top down —
sitting at the head of a long line of Route 1 traffic. In the backseat
were a professional man and woman reading their newspapers and opening
their mail. The front seat caused a double take — the car had
no driver. But if rush hour traffic was so bad, our cover story
why not just sit back and enjoy it. Our headline: "What’s the
To be the renowned joker usually requires a little help from your
friends. For that 1985 driverless car photo we needed a convertible
— quickly. Since no one we knew owned a convertible, it seemed
like an unsurmountable obstacle. But Michele Samaroo, U.S. 1’s summer
intern, had a solution. Her friend and neighbor, Carol Wojciechowicz,
was active in the Princeton Hospital Fete, which at the moment was
selling raffle tickets for a gleaming new convertible. The car itself
was on display at Palmer Square. A few phone calls back and forth
and Wojciechowicz had made it happen.Furthermore, her daughter
("Didder"), Samaroo’s contemporary and good friend, would
be able to drive the car — and scrunch down out of sight so our
photographer could create the illusion of a driverless car in the
middle of Route 1 at rush hour.
Those were the days. This January 5 Carol Wojciechowicz lost her
Alex, daughter Katherine, grandson Heath Gnagy, 4, son-in-law Mark
Angrick, and Mark’s mother in the crash of Alex’s twin engine plane
in Puerto Rico.
Like lots of other people these days, we sorely wish we could turn
back the clock.
I am reading the article about the play "Waiting
for Tadashi" at George Street Playhouse (U.S. 1, January 9). Since
I watched the show last evening I would like to comment on the
about Tadashi and his relationships. Magdelena to my understanding
was not his surrogate mother. That was a significant other. His
mother (Goddess) was always known as not being his real mother. His
natural mother was an image he had developed in his mind (the
The woman at the orphanage he knew was not his real mother but that
relationship ended when he was taken from there to come to the U.S.
This article makes it sound as if Tadashi was having an unnatural
relationship with a woman who he viewed as a mother.
This write up was confusing to me. I tend to question if the writer
of the article had indeed seen the entire performance or had just
written this from notes that were not entirely articulate.
"Waiting For Tadashi" is a well written and enjoyable play
in which the audience is gently lifted through time and comes full
circle. Thank you for allowing me to elaborate on what sounded like
an error in the description. This play is indeed a cross-culture
"Waiting for Tadashi," our writer Simon Saltzman had not yet
seen the play, which opened on January 11. The expression
mother," to describe Tadashi’s long-term relationship, belongs
to the playwright, not our writer. A review of the opening night
of "Waiting for Tadashi" appears on page 17 of this issue.
I LOVED Elaine Strauss’s piece, "New Tune for the Old Organ"
(U.S. 1, December 19, 2001). I think it should be required reading
for all organ students, and students studying the fine art of writing
as well. Your writing is stunning. Heartfelt thanks to you
AFTER DRAGGING myself into the office the day after Christmas, laden
with the still-present "afterglow" of a holiday spent with
the flu, my morning brightened after seeing The Children’s Home
of New Jersey listed in U.S. 1 (December 19) about the 100 top
as defined by Worth Magazine. In checking the magazine’s website,
however, I could not bring up CHS’s name, no matter how hard I tried.
Assuming the flu has not left my eyes in as bad a shape as the rest
of me, I am afraid we did not get the honors.
Oh well, easy come, easy go. However, there is a side to me that sort
of glad that our name, phone number and URL are listed; perhaps
who is thinking of adopting will explore our site and who knows, yet
another family will result. We are active throughout New Jersey,
the greater Princeton area. Maybe something will come out of the
Children’s Home Society of New Jersey
The website for the Child Welfare League of America, cited by Worth
Magazine, lists the Children’s Home Society of New Jersey as a member
agency. Not a bad connection to have.
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