Corrections or additions?
These articles by Barbara Fox and Teena Chandy were published in U.S. 1 Newspaper on April 14, 1999. All rights
Here’s a chance to learn about a new software that isn’t
owned by Microsoft. In fact, it’s not even on the market. It was
at the University of Arizona by seven people, two of whom are now
working at Princeton University.
Larry Peterson and Andy Bavier will discuss the Scout
Operating System on Thursday, April 15, at 8 p.m. at Sarnoff
The meeting is free, but a dinner with the speaker will be at 6 p.m.
at the Rusty Scupper. Call 609-924-8704 for reservations.
Peterson is on the faculty of the computer science department and
Bavier is a research staff member at the department. Their operating
system, Scout, is optimized for input and output over a network that
can be used for such devices as cameras and video receivers. It could
be run in a set-top box to decode MPEG video and display it on
Network connectivity on intranets, says Bavier, will be more
than it is now, and all sorts of devices will contain computers. Scout
will help these devices talk over a network. For instance, a bank
lobby camera can easily be plugged into a network because it will
configure itself to talk to other computers over the network.
"The main abstraction of Scout is called a path," says Bavier.
"The word path is used in a special sense in Scout, and means
the extension of a network connection into the host operating system.
Scout makes the path its primary abstraction, with resource
scheduling, optimizations, fault-isolation, and security done on a
The current version of Scout can be downloaded for free from
For the final version, potential clients include the cable companies
— and, of course, Microsoft.
Take an all-day workshop in Perl, a multi-purpose
language, at an all-day workshop on Saturday, April 17, at 9 a.m.,
at Sarnoff. Sponsored by the Princeton ACM/IEEE-CS Chapters, it
costs $100 including lunch. Call 609-924-8704 or go to
The instructor, Nancy Blachman, is also author of the "find
your date online" book (U.S. 1, February 10). With degrees from
Stanford, Berkeley, and the University of Birmingham in the UK, she
is a programmer at Fuji Securities and has written several books on
Perl is used for many Web applications because it is both flexible
and portable. And because beginning programmers can start slowly,
using a subset of the Perl language, Perl is easy to learn. No
with Perl is needed for this course but those who know Awk, C, Shell,
or Unix will have an advantage. Blachman’s goal is for all students
to be able to write and execute a Perl script.
<B>Margaret S. Clark, a dance movement therapist
and counselor treating addictions, eating, and trauma disorders, will
give the keynote address, "Unveiling the Whole Self" at the
fifth annual "Women and Their Addictions" conference sponsored
by the YWCA Princeton. This community event for men and women who
work with or whose lives are affected by women and addictions will
focus on "Serving Hidden Populations in Addiction and
The conference will be Monday, April 19, at 5 p.m. at the Jewish
of Princeton. Cost, including a light supper, is $35. Preregistration
is required. Call the YWCA Adult Program office at 609-252-2006 or
609-497-2103. You may register in person at the YWCA during business
hours, or charge your registration by calling 609-497-2100.
Participants can also attend one of the following workshops:
Experience in Addiction Recovery.
Prescription Medications, and Treatment.
and Treating Substance Abuse and Addiction.
Illness and Chemical Dependency.
Treatment for People with Disabilities.
When in doubt, use an extra stamp. Tax returns often
require more than the one-ounce 33 cents postage, says Steven
Princeton postmaster. The current rates: up to two ounces 55 cents;
three ounces 77 cents; four ounces 99 cents; and five ounces $1.21.
The Princeton Post Office at 213 Carnegie Center will keep its
service windows and lobby open until 12 midnight on April 15, to
last minute federal and state income tax filers.
The Postal Service is bracing itself for the annual onslaught of
tax filers, says LaMarca: "I know that many people wait until
the last minute to file for a variety of reasons. On the 15th, they
have enough to think about without worrying when the post office is
going to close."
LaMarca offers last minute filers some tips on beating the rush:
class letter postmark as proof that the return was mailed on time.
be legible and include a return address.
due mail. Tax returns bearing insufficient postage will be returned
— taxpayers will be penalized for filing late tax returns.
by mailing returns or extension requests early in the day at any post
to the post office. But keep in mind the final pick up times of the
boxes. Look for the last time posted on the box to ensure returns
will have an April 15 postmark.
who send original receipts to tax agencies.
The Internet provides the very best vehicle in providing
elected officials with instant feedback about public policy questions,
and officials have invested a substantial amount of money to have
their own websites. But the private sector has not fully grasped the
power of the Internet in grass roots lobbying, says Steven E.
founder of Capital Public Affairs.
Some will discuss the challenges facing businesses today and why the
Internet can be a powerful force behind your grass root lobbying
at the electronic commerce seminar organized by Technology New Jersey
on Tuesday, April 20, at noon at the PSE&G Training Center at 234
Pierson Avenue in Edison. Cost: $30. Call 609-419-4444 for more
Among Some’s topics: how your business can integrate the Internet
into your ongoing grass roots lobbying programs, and how to motivate
your employees to take advantage of the Internet as a communication
The Mercer Chapter of the New Jersey Association of
Women Business Owners is sponsoring the eighth annual job fair
by the Urban Women’s Center of Trenton. It will be Wednesday, April
21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Carver YMCA, 40 Fowler Street,
Free resume writing workshops will be offered at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday,
Companies wishing to participate may purchase a vendor table for $60,
which includes breakfast and lunch. Fax requests for registration
to 609-392-0999. Anyone seeking a job may contact the Urban Women’s
Center at 609-932-5959.
The Urban Women’s Center provides programs that empower women to
independent through education and employment. The Job Fair is held
annually to encourage employers to employ applicants who are clients
of the Urban Women’s Center.
<B>Carol Cronheim, Governor Whitman’s senior policy
advisor for cultural affairs and former acting secretary of state
will give the keynote address at the one-day training session hosted
by the Institute for Business and Professional Development at the
Mercer County Community College.
The session to celebrate Professional Secretaries Day is organized
in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce, New Jersey Human
Development Institute, and the International Association of
Professionals. "A Gift of Training" will be held on Wednesday,
April 21, at 9 a.m. at the Princeton Marriott Forrestal Village. Cost:
$98. Group rate: $85 for five or more participants registering
Call 609-586-9446 for more information.
Marge Smith, former executive director of the Princeton YWCA,
will present the morning seminar titled "Building Constructive
Relationships with Colleagues and Supervisors." Under her
the YWCA grew from 8,000 to 14,000 members, the eighth largest in
the nation. Smith’s presentation will include topics such as
Communication Skills," "Managing Multiple Requests and
and "Maintaining a Positive Attitude."
The afternoon seminar, "Balancing Your Career and Life," will
be presented by Linda Meisel, executive director of the Jewish
Family and Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County. Meisel will
cover topics such as "How to Gain the Respect and Credibility
You Deserve Being on the Front Line," "Dealing With Difficult
People," and "Strategies for Handling Stress."
Doctor, why am I so tired?" the question often asked
by chronic fatigue syndrome patients. Patricia Fennell will
attempt to answer it. She is the keynote speaker for "Treatment
Modalities & Coping Strategies," a chronic fatigue syndrome and
fibromyalgia patient conference on Saturday, April 17, from 9:30 a.m.
to 4 p.m. at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.
Cost: $25. Call 732-418-8110.
Fennell, a social worker, directs the Albany Health Management
and is senior clinical consultant at the Capital Region Sleep Disorder
Center of the Albany Medical College. Also speaking is Mark
Hall, who has recovered from Chronic Fatigue Syndrom (CFS) and
multiple chemical sensititivy complications and is the author of
& Fatigued in the Toxic 21st Century."
Karen Wei-Ru Lin, director of graduate medical education at
UMDNJ-RWJ Medical School, will speak about pain management with
Chinese, and alternative medicine. Richard N. Podell is a
professor at the medical school and principal investigator for Phase
III clincial trials for Ampligen. He also wrote a book on CFS.
Corrections or additions?
This page is published by PrincetonInfo.com
— the web site for U.S. 1 Newspaper in Princeton, New Jersey.