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This article was prepared for the March 26, 2003 edition of U.S. 1 Newspaper. All rights reserved.
Between the Lines
Whenever we can, we try to tap the talents of freelance
writers with special interest, expertise, or enthusiasm for a particular
subject. For this issue with a "Culture for Kids" theme, we
asked Caroline Calogero to offer advice from her experience as the
mother of four on how to enjoy cultural outings with children. "Embrace
the pace — kids seldom care to read the explanatory signage before
each exhibit," advises Calogero. Her column goes with Brenda Lange’s
Preview section story about a family destination in Bucks County —
the Mercer Museum and Fonthill.
Other regular freelancers bring their particular interests to a range
of subjects. Bart Jackson, known for articles on everything from ecology
and nature to sports and business, is optimistic in his page 6 Survival
Guide piece on "Healing the Sea," telling how oysters in pre-Colonial
times were the size of dinner plates. "Granted, man’s hand has
meted out a swift and harsh devastation. But these sea creatures are
remarkably resilient. Couple that with mankind’s amazing inventiveness
and determination, and we may just be able to renew our seas and restore
But because he had sung in a renowned boychoir in his youth, Jackson
was also our choice to interview musician/educator Ken Guilmartin,
founder of Music Together. (page 26). A Survival Guide story about
another business that offers preschool and after-school classes —
the Baby Power franchise (see page 10) — makes an interesting
contrast to the account of Guilmartin’s company.
Also in this issue: Doug Dixon’s article on how Glenn Paul and Walter
Krieg hope to profit from custom ring tones for cell phones. Dixon,
a Sarnoff researcher and frequent U.S. 1 freelancer, writes under
the Manifest Technology banner and has a website by that name (www.manifest-tech.com).
When we need a complicated concept explained in simple terms, we turn
to Dixon. When we assigned this story, we thought that the market
for fancy cell phone tones would appeal only to the youth market,
and that it would be a sardonic tip of the hat to a prime consumer
market of "creative teens." Now we know that adults can be
just as anxious to compose as the teeny-boppers.
Last week (March 19) our cover story quoted Paul Cottingham
but spelled his last name as Cunningham. As the owner of PHC Toys Cottingham
installs high-tech media rooms, and a number of other home entertainment
and security devices (phctoys.com).
To the Editor
Thank you for publishing the highly articulate and well researched
article by Simon Saltzman on the recent cuts in New Jersey’s arts
funding. The McGreevey administration is apparently oblivious to the
fact that the Biblical phrase "man does not live by bread alone"
is applicable to our state of affairs today just as it was thousands
of years ago.
Mr. Saltzman’s editorial and research provides fresh insights into
the paradox. I would like to add: Is it possible that as our economy
crumbles, that legislative salaries may need to be cut as well?
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