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Between the Lines
We at U.S. 1 seldom do articles on retail stores. Back
in the early days of our enterprise, we used to profile new ones in
town, much as we now profile new non-retail businesses in our Fast
Lane and On the Move sections. But the retailers were seldom happy:
Our story often had more to do with how they got into business and
whether or not they would succeed; the story they had in mind would
stress their personal service, customized approach, and fresh
This week’s cover story on Nick Hilton is the exception that proves
the rule. It began as a business story, the tale of a clothier who
dared move into a town that — in the age of dress-down Fridays and
the corporate casual look — had lost virtually all of its men’s
clothing stores in the past several decades. The men in our office —
every single one — are lost causes in terms of fashion. We thought
that Hilton might offer a few clues about dressing for success. If
even one of our male colleagues decided to dress up a little, we would
have a story and a few pictures to put in front of him.
Then, as we looked at the calendar, we realized the Hilton story was
also a good fit, so to speak, with Father’s Day. If our men at U.S. 1
don’t have a clue about fashion, some of them do at least know
something about being a father. The boss, Richard K. Rein, is that
rare breed — a single father with sole, on-call responsibility for
his two sons, ages 10 and 8, every Wednesday to Sunday.
Photographer Craig Terry, whose wife died in 2000, is a fulltime
single parent of four children, including one who is just a teenager.
Writer Bill Sanservino and his wife are proud parents of a
And Vaughan Burton in our advertising design department is our newest
father: He and his wife welcomed their first child, also a son, on
June 1. We will wish them all a happy Father’s Day. (But we will keep
our sentiments about their wardrobes to ourselves.)
We have some good news for writers of short stories. The submissions
to date include a higher ratio of poems to short stories than ever
before. But we hope to print just as many short stories as we did last
We also have two new readers this year, which could mean that someone
whose style didn’t jibe with the editors last year could be a big hit
this year. The deadline is looking: Friday, June 28. Guidelines for
submitting work can be found on the back cover of this issue, page 56.
We had few people taking advantage of our offer to E-mail a
comprehensive profile of Republican senatorial candidate Douglas
Forrester. But that offer was made before Forrester’s victory in the
June 4 primary. The article, which appeared in the May 24 issue of the
West Windsor-Plainsboro News, is posted on the Internet at
Last week’s story on the book depository at the Forrestal Campus
incorrectly described architect Bruce Scott’s firm. He is with
Russell, Scott, Steedle & Capone of Boston and that firm designed the
facility in collaboration with Sasaki Associates. Dan Bernstein was
the design architect for Sasaki.
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