Speakers for the Princeton Chamber’s Einstein Alley breakfasts are generally presented with a small memento of the occasion. Lately the gift has been a miniature doll of Einstein, the same one pictured on the cover of U.S. 1 on September 14 for the story "Who Owns Einstein?" regarding the controversy over copyrighting the scientist’s name and visage.
So when Dick Woodbridge gave the Einstein doll to Einstein Alley speaker Ed Zschau on September 28, Woodbridge quipped: "If you are nervous about referring to this toy as Albert Einstein, you can always think of it as a miniature Walter Matthau," referring, of course, to the movie "IQ," in which Matthau played the fuzzy-haired gentleman. U.S. 1 does not usually cover events after-the-fact, but we did in this case.
The Einstein buzz continues: the Historical Society of Princeton willhost the premiere of NOVA’s film documentary, "Einstein’s Big Idea,"on Thursday, October 6, at 7 p.m., at Princeton University’s FristCenter. The event is free but seating is limited. Call 609-921-6748. The Greg Olsen buzz continues as well. The founder of Sensors Unlimited is now ensconced at the International Space Station, following the launch of Soyuz TMA-7 (U.S. 1, September 28). U.S. 1 readers can attend a live videoconferences at Princeton University’s PRISM center on Prospect Street on Thursday, October 6, from 5:42 to 5:52 p.m. (www.prism.princeton.edu/greg_olsen.htm). To see the webcast of the video transmissions, go to the Sensors website (www.sensorsinc.com).
An online reader of www.princetoninfo.com, the website for U.S. 1 Newspaper, took us to task about the September 28 article on "IMarried Wyatt Earp," the play running at Bristol Riverside Theater. In the article we suggested that it was a "little known fact" that Wyatt Earp was a bigamist.
The reader noted that, in addition to the 1950s television series "Gunfight at the OK Corral" and the 1994 movie starring Kevin Costner, the book "I Married Wyatt Earp" was adapted as a movie-for-television available for sale on the Internet. Marie Osmond produced the show and played the lead role, opposite Bruce Boxleitner.
"Don’t want to be rude about it," wrote this reader, who lives in Oklahoma, "but out here in ‘the west’ there is no such thing as a ‘little known fact’ about Wyatt Earp."
As part of the traffic issue (September 28) we mentioned four Municipal Land Use Center workshops but did not include this contact information: On Friday, October 7, at 8:15 a.m. at Raritan Valley College, in the first workshop, the DOT’s Jack Lettiere and others will discuss "retro-fitting car-oriented corridors into community friendly boulevards." $30. Call 609-771-3070.
About the traffic cover: Several callers asked whether we were aware that the driver with his foot casually draped out his window was also offering a "Jersey salute." We were, but chose not to take it personally. If you blow the photo up, the salute seems to be aimed at the rear view mirror, and the driver behind the frustrated motorist.