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Between the Lines
This article was published in U.S. 1 Newspaper on
February 17, 1999. All rights reserved.
Letters, we love letters, lots and lots of letters.
Yes, we at U.S. 1 welcome the mail person with open arms every day.
Even though we get a staggering armload of snail mail, yards of faxes,
and a screenful or more of E-mail to go with it, we still look forward
to those one-of-kind greetings that stick out from all the mail merge
sales pitches and press releases.
In the past few days we have had more personal mail than usual, some
of which we are printing in the space below, some of which we are
not. About the ones we are not printing:
Three of them came from businesspeople responding to our requests
for information for the 1999 U.S. 1 Business Directory. In each case
the writer had suggestions for fine-tuning our directory categories,
something that has become an ongoing process around here in this fast-changing
business environment. A person listed under corporate gifts suggested
that we start a new category, for Internet stores. A company that
provides audiovisual services and video-conferencing for businesses
suggested separating those services from event planners — a good
idea. And a firm listed under competitive intelligence suggested that
that category be clustered with market research instead of libraries.
We especially appreciated those letters, incidentally, because with
the Directory deadline looming, the best way to deal with us on Directory
issues is in writing — preferably a fax to 609-452-0033 or an
E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two cheerful letters arrived. The Arts Council of Princeton thanked
us and other media for publicizing its annual valentine workshop,
which attracted more than 200 people in memory of the late Princeton
artist, Betty Ruth Curtiss. And the Christian Science Reading Room
wrote to thank the Princeton Borough Police for their swift response
to a broken plate glass window in their Nassau Street storefront.
Nice letters, but not enough space.
As for the letters we are printing, they speak for themselves:
In reading the February 3 issue’s "Between the Lines"
about your Women in Business issue, it occurred to me that everyone
thinks — myself included — that heralding the accomplishments
of women in business is a great idea, while almost no one thinks heralding
the job of men as caregivers is important.
As a single dad, I realize not many people are concerned about single
dads — that is not a lament, merely a factual statement. But the
comment in your issue that "we can count on one hand the number
if U.S. 1 stories over the past 15 years that have asked men to explain
their parenting role" begs the question: How about doing one or
two such stories?
As the cook, chauffeur, psychologist, moral guidepost, occasional
whipping boy, mother/father, and provider for my kids, who drops them
off at school, rushes to work, leaves work early — to my boss’s
annoyance — to be able to cook dinner at 6:30, helps with the
homework, etc., I can tell you that once in a while fathers would
love some credit, too.
sex called Princeton Area Single Parents. It meets at the YMCA on
Paul Robeson Place on Thursday, February 18, at 7:30 p.m. Call 609-279-0577
IN U. S. 1’S ARTICLE "Sexual Harassment 101" (U.S. 1, December
16, 1998) about the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce having posted "Preventing
Sexual Harassment" to its website for free use by employers, your
reporter claimed the program’s scoring formula deprived her of the
100 percent score she earned in its Mastery Test. While there is always
room for improvement, we have been unable to repeat the reported program
We invite others to try the test at http://www.njchamber.com
and see if they agree with her.
Wendell H. Laidley
New Media Learning LLC
THANK YOU FOR INCLUDING Kandu in your Survival Guide coverage on January
27. It was a great article, but we would like to clarify one of the
statements: "A designer will come to us with a concept or design
and we program it so it is webcentric." Although this statement
is true for a lot of our larger museum work, Kandu is totally equipped
to do all types of design work including web, multimedia, sound and
animation. This statement makes it seem as if we are not designers.
Other than that we appreciate your efforts to express what it is that
we CAN – DO.
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