To the Editor

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This article was prepared for the July 17, 2002 edition of

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Between the Lines

U.S. 1 doesn’t usually report on national news, but

this week it is hard to ignore the travails of the stock market, the

SEC accounting scandals, and how, once again, a pharmaceutical company,

Pfizer, plans to gobble up another one, Pharmacia (with a sales office

at 7 Roszel Road). Chalk up more worries for the well-paid captains

of industry.

At times like this it is refreshing to consider a Princeton-based

venture capitalist who is quietly working, not so much to make millions

of dollars, but to create companies with value. In 1994 we put Bob

Johnston on the cover with a story entitled "Bio-Tech Angel."

On page 39 of this issue we look at his three newest companies.

Some VCs have a "take the money and run" policy, but Johnston

has a reputation for integrity and persistence. "Bob is somebody

who sticks with it," says Ernest Mario, also an experienced VC.

"He is not a `flipper’ who goes for the quick hit. Perseverance,

loyalty, skill — he has all those things."

Ernest Mario was formerly at Squibb, has been the CEO of Glaxo, and

as CEO of Alza Pharmaceuticals successfully sold it to Johnson & Johnson.

He also has a tie to this newspaper. You may recall the Mario byline

on some of U.S. 1’s most substantial and entertaining stories of a

decade ago or so. Christopher, Ernest’s oldest son, was a U.S. 1 reporter

in the late 1980s and early ’90s and continues to freelance for us

when he has the time. His 1997 article on cloning, "Spark of Science

— Storm of Controversy," was one of the most referenced pages

on our website at

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To the Editor

I was looking through your June 19 health and fitness directory and

was surprised to find no entry for yoga. Eventually, I found some

yoga entries by browsing under alternative therapists and other headings.

This was only in the back index, not in the table of contents. Also,

no entries for Pilates, Alexander, tai chi, aikido. You ran an article

on Pilates in June, 2001, so you must have this information. I’m surprised

how much it appears you missed.

Leonard Corwin

Editor’s note: The reader is correct — it can be difficult

to find all the references to a particular therapy. That’s because

we list a business under the main category and don’t provide free

cross listings or indexing.

Take Pilates, for instance. We list Pilates instruction at 14 locations,

including one gynecologist’s office, three dance studios, five gyms,

one alternative therapist, one physical therapist, and a wellness

counselor. But only one Pilates teacher is devoted to that method

exclusively and another offers Pilates along with yoga. We list both

under "Bodywork," a category that also includes Feldenkrais,

Hellerwork, and other specialty methods.

As for yoga, the teachers are spread out even more widely: two wellness

counselors, one spa, two massage therapists, four bodywork practitioners,

one alternative therapist, one senior center, one personal trainer,

one exercise salon, a family doctor, obstetrician, and chiropractor

— and 11 gyms.

Perhaps your suggestion will kickstart a cross-referencing index for

our next directory.

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