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This article was prepared for the October 31, 2001 edition of U.S.
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Between the Lines
Wasn’t it just yesterday that we thought that computer
viruses would be the downfall of civilization? Remember the "I
love you" virus? Melissa and her "important message?"
The worm? ("I have received your E-mail and I shall send you a
reply ASAP.") PapaB?
By any chance have you received this courteous request in your E-mail
inbox: "I send you this in order to have your advice."
But that was all before anthrax. Now we are putting black plastic
bags around mail sacks that a few days ago were in the bulk mail area
of the Princeton Post Office. We hand write replacement checks for
freelance writers who successfully completed their assignments weeks
ago (submitted by E-mail) and who should have received their payments
In the meantime we sit anxiously at the door waiting for checks from
our customers to arrive. How long can a little newspaper survive
the U.S. Postal Service? How much damage to the economy at large will
be caused by this instance of terror? We hope that we never know the
answer to the first question and that the second question gets
sooner rather than later.
In the meantime, if you wish to reach us the fax — 609-452-0033
— is still a great choice. So is E-mail —
firstname.lastname@example.org — but please, no unsolicited attachments.
As a long time reader of U.S. 1, I was disappointed
in the item in "Life in the Fast Lane" regarding the Sayre
Road underpass (U.S. 1, October 24, reporting on the approval of the
new Forrestal Center North Campus). Apparently, the author may not
have attended the first Plainsboro Planning Board meeting when the
plans for this large office development and the connecting roads were
presented. The meeting was a attended by several hundred residents,
very concerned with the traffic through a somewhat narrow underpass
designed more than 50 years ago for limited Princeton University
perhaps 10 or 20 vehicles an hour.
Today that underpass is used by nearly 75 cars an hour. To think it
now can handle over 1,100 vehicles in that morning rush hour and
another 1,100 in the evening is close to ridiculous. And at that
Mayor Cantu and the other members of his Planning Board assured us
that "we had nothing to worry about." Well, we are worried!
The obvious solution is to have Campus Drive connect from Scudders
Mill Road to College Road East and be the only entry and exit to this
large office park. This would be in keeping with Mayor Cantu’s proud
statement that — on the portion of Route 1 that passes through
Plainsboro Township — no office park or business enjoys direct
access to the highway.
Cantu made that statement to the Princeton Landing residents less
than a year ago.
Can we trust any politicians?
Richard M. Stone
252 Sayre Drive, Princeton Landing
but is physically in Plainsboro.
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