Corrections or additions?
This article was prepared for the August 28, 2002 edition of
U.S. 1 Newspaper. All rights reserved.
Between the Lines
Some of our most interesting encounters with readers
filter into our E-mail. And our favorite ones, of course, all have
happy endings. For instance, a prospective resident of Princeton —
a reader of the www.princetoninfo.com website rather than the newspaper
— asked which banks were in the area and which cell phone company
was best. We referred her to the online directory for both but suggested
she wait until she moved and could check out the reception before
buying the cell phone. (We’ve been badly burnt on previous cell phone
purchases by phones that would not work inside the four walls of our
home.) Her reply:
through the appropriate subheadings for local banks. The information
was very helpful. Your listings helped me to see which banks are most
conveniently located and even widely used. As for the best cell phone
service, I believe I may have to browse at specific wireless websites
for more information. At any rate, I do thank you for your advice.
reader who had sought out a jazz concert on the Princeton University
campus that was listed in our Preview calendar. The reader, following
our printed suggestion in every issue, had even taken the precaution
of phoning first to double check the date, time, and place.
place and nobody on the campus was aware of any concert. Unfortunately,
we drove 20 miles for nothing. We did call the number listed in the
paper but there was only a recording on office openings etc. If this
event was canceled, how would we have learned about it?
the Gordon James Jazz Band show listing that appeared on our website.
We have looked into the situation only to discover that the source
of the mistake — and your inconvenience — was an old-fashioned
typo. We are sorry to say the concert listing should have read August
14 and not August 24. We apologize for our error.
"As you can see, we enter about 300 events a week, by hand, into
the U.S. 1 database; we have to acknowledge that errors sometimes
occur. But we will continue to work to make sure our site will not
let you down in the future."
for your courtesy of writing and explaining. Of course, we do understand
that errors can and will happen. This will not distract us from reading
your paper — we are avid readers of it. And to put your mind at
ease, it was no inconvenience, we had a stroll through the beautiful
Showcase, held in conjunction with the Princeton Chamber at the end
of summer. This year the all-day trade fair takes place on Wednesday,
September 4, at the Harrison Conference Center on Merrill Lynch’s
Scudders Mill Road campus. Exhibits open at 11 a.m., and there is
no charge for the exhibits or the talks. Don’t miss Lisa Drakeman
and Sidney Pestka, our cover subjects, in their lecture on "The
Quest for Cancer Cures" at 3 p.m.
Also be sure to line up early for Renee Martin to read your handwriting
— or that of your daughter’s fiancee. A nationally known expert,
Martin good naturedly consented to do a blind test for U.S. 1 for
an article entitled "Tales from the Script" (March 11, 1998).
Her tour de force was to correctly describe the personalities of such
Princeton personages as Bob Hillier, Jim Carnes, Katherine Kish, and
Janet Lasley — without knowing their names or gender.
For information on the showcase call 609-452-7000 or 609-520-1776.
Corrections or additions?
This page is published by PrincetonInfo.com
— the web site for U.S. 1 Newspaper in Princeton, New Jersey.