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Between the Lines: Niels Nielsen
Newspapers do not often acknowledge any losses in their readership.
But here at U.S. 1 we must note, with regret, the loss of one faithful
reader, Niels H. Nielsen, 74, who died on April 14. Nielsen was the
quintessential reader. He prodded and he praised. Over the last eight
years he contributed three thoughtful letters to the editor, and he
frequently made useful suggestions by E-mail or phone.
With bachelor’s and master’s degrees from McGill, Nielsen founded
Princeton Management Consultants, focusing on human resources, and
published three books. We first met Nielsen in 1986, when we profiled
him as co-founder of the Jobseekers Group, an organization that has
not yet outgrown its usefulness. He was also co-founder of the
Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament.
Nielsen had close to a perfect attendance record for U.S. 1-sponsored
lectures and expos and could be counted on, not only to ask the first
question, but one of the best ones. Last May, when Business Week ran a
cover story on six industries that would be revamped by the Internet,
Nielsen brought the story to our attention and noted that half of
those industries had been featured in their earliest stages at our
annual technology showcases.
On several occasions Nielsen weighed in with recommendations for new
categories for our annual Business Directory. Defining categories in
this fast changing business environment is a challenge for any
directory editors, and ours have been grateful for this reader’s
Over the years any newspaper can be expected to win some readers,
lose some, and even win some back. We will have to work hard to
attract another one as discerning as Niels Nielsen.
Calling hours are Thursday, April 21, 7 to 9 p.m. at Mather-Hodge
Funeral Home on Vandeventer Street in Princeton, and the funeral is
Friday, April 22, at 2 p.m. at Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street,
Whatever happened to those great "singles" articles that used to be
published almost every week? One I remember most had to do with
single dads/moms in the area, somewhat of a comical take on "survival
in suburbia." Another article offered tips on Internet dating.
The articles used to be an entertaining source of conversation among
my group of single friends each week. Now the Singles section of your
paper only contains the repetitious inclusion of personal ads from the
same 15-20 people and listings of the local chapters of singles’
organizations. How about re-adding that humorous take on being single
back into U.S. 1?
Deborah Banko CPA
Dunham Construction Services, 947 State Road, Princeton
Editor’s note: We continue to look for the new and unusual in the
Central New Jersey singles scene. See page 38 for an unusual singles
event that takes place Thursday, April 28. Readers with ideas for
singles stories should E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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