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Published in U.S. 1 Newspaper on May 3, 2000. All rights
I was naturally interested to see "The Art of
and "Spring Restaurant Guide" and "Seward Johnson . .
." on the cover of the April 29 issue. I turned to page 18
an article on Johnson’s new restaurant and found instead 10 pages
of an "advertising feature." I searched the remainder of the
paper not believing that your front page would mislead readers into
believing that the restaurant information was not paid for (I assume
that is what "advertising feature" means).
If, indeed, this was all paid for then I think it is most shabby
journalism and makes me quite disappointed in your paper’s ethics. I
I am wrong.
regarded Roberta’s in the Princeton Shopping Center) and a former
contributor to U.S. 1 Newspaper, Roberta Churchill has an
interest in restaurant reporting. If we could do that cover over we
would make two changes: We would tell readers that an advertising
feature began on page 18; and we would identify Seward Johnson’s new
restaurant at the Grounds for Sculpture as Rat’s, and tell readers
that its description actually began on page 26.
The payment issue is interesting: Rat’s paid only for an advertisement
in this section, and had no control over the photography or its
And we had no intention of running any dining photographs on our cover
until we saw the finished work of photographer Craig Terry. The
development of the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton Township has
been an item of ongoing editorial (not paid) interest by U.S. 1. We
do not regret printing those photographs on our cover — especially
since that placement allowed them to be printed in color.
We do regret not printing more about Rat’s the restaurant. Churchill’s
letter was complemented by a dozen phone calls requesting more
about this picturesque dining establishment. Interested readers can
check our website (princetoninfo.com) or call or fax us and we will
fax back a copy of Nicole Plett’s review of the restaurant (written
without any commercial consideration) printed in January.
THE LAUNCH OF YOUR Home Direct.com (YHD.com) has been an overwhelming
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in our first five weeks of operation. Twenty-five of these homes are
already under contract with offers pending on another nine. We have
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get busier every day as homeowners respond to our 2 percent realtor
While we know that we had a great response to the article U.S. 1
ran on Yhd.com, we have learned that — due to technical
— several callers were unable to reach us at our Carnegie Center
phone number that appeared in the article. We would like to apologize
for any frustration or inconvenience this may have caused and assure
your readers that our telephones are now fully operational. To learn
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or 877-Call YHD (877-225-5943), or visit our website, www.yhd.com.
Founder and president
I READ WITH INTEREST your article about the controversy about
airport, its possible expansion, and efforts to lure Southwest
there (U.S. 1, April 19). While your story touched on Shuttle America,
briefly and superficially, our success story there would probably
be of major interest to your readers:
1. We have grown from just two daily flights to fifteen.
2. Our fares are typically 40-50 percent below those offered by
airlines and we have save Trenton/Princeton area flyers over $8
in the past year.
3. Our six "propeller" planes are actually state-of-the-art
Dash-8-300 turboprops configured in all leather, four-across seating.
THANK YOU for your support for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer
County by providing information about the Free Cone Day at Ben &
Despite the inclement weather, the event raised over $2,000, and
the day over 2,000 cones were scooped.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
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