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Prepared for the September 20, 2000 edition of U.S. 1 Newspaper.
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Between the Lines: Race for the Cure
Last year at this time, we at U.S. 1 were gathering
ourselves together to support the Princeton YWCA’s Breast Cancer
Center at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. We were mourning the
loss of our co-worker and dear friend, Karen Sly Miller, who had just
died at age 43 of breast cancer. We mustered a team of walkers and
racers for the race and found it was an uplifting way to celebrate
Karen’s life and support the fight against the disease.
Again this year the U.S. 1 team will be at the race on Sunday, October
29, again at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Sadly we will be racing for not
one, but two women — Joan Terry, 50, the wife of U.S. 1
Craig Terry, died of breast cancer on September 6. In addition to
helping Craig in his business, Joan was co-founder of a non-profit
equestrian riding program that helps children with special needs.
She also home-schooled the four Terry children — their oldest,
Brad, is an attorney at Reed Smith Shaw & McClay in Princeton
You are invited to join us — and 8,000 other people — at this
exciting and inspiring event. Get a race application by calling the
Breast Cancer Resource Center at 609-252-2003. Or attend the launch
party for the race on Thursday, September 21, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
at Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Route 206 campus. The party features
and community leaders, corporate sponsors, breast cancer survivors,
and volunteers, plus music and culinary delights. It costs $19 and
requires registration; call 609-252-2008. See you there. And if you
are a woman, please check. When was your last mammogram?
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY Geology Department employee Patricia
recent letter concerning the planned elimination of Princeton’s
history museum asserts that "It is inconceivable that we would
disband such a valuable geosciences [book] collection."
Funny thing — it wasn’t inconceivable for Princeton to disband
the most complete collection of Northwest Coast Native American
this side of the Rockies (formerly on display in Guyot Hall), nor
to ship the majority of the extensive archaeological and
collections out of state. Both events occurred during the Geology
library’s last major expansion into Guyot Hall.
Evidently, Princeton’s definition of a "valuable collection"
didn’t include these scientific and cultural treasures, which had
been painstakingly assembled by Princeton researchers (including my
father, Dr. Donald Baird) over more than 150 years. They may have
been valueless in Princeton’s eyes . . . but institutions such as
Dartmouth and Yale were all too happy to snap up these collections
when Princeton decided they were excess baggage.
And now the Geology Department, having already taken over about
of the main floor display area in Guyot Hall, wants all the rest for
its ever-expanding library — and so the remainder of what was
once a small but excellent natural history museum is to be disbanded
and shipped out of state. "Inconceivable," Ms.
I only wish it were!
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