Westfield, NJ RegionalNewspaper...... Thursday, August 06, 1998
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Local Scientist Produces Laser 1,000 Times Stronger; Predicts Many Practical Uses
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Westfield News

  • Hike In Parking Meters Rejected

  • Council Supports Revision of Downtown Parking Spaces

  • Board Hears Testimony On Antique Store Bid

  • Dr. Federico Capasso’s ‘Bow-Tie’ Laser Gains Recognition in Science


WAVE OF THE FUTURE...Surrounded by fellow scientists at Lucent Technologies Bell Labs, Westfield resident Dr. Federico Capasso, center, displays an illustration representing the team’s recent discovery that laser light waves in “bow tie” shapes are 1,000 times more powerful than conventional disk-shaped laser light waves. Dr. Capasso’s colleagues, pictured left to right, are: standing, Dr. Debbie Sivco and Dr. Claire Gmachl and, seated, Dr. Evgenii Narimanov and Dr. A. Douglas Stone. All sported fabric bow ties in honor of their discovery.

Scotch Plains Zoning Board Asks JCC;
To Offer Relief for Area Homeowners

The TIMES Front Pages


SUPPORTING THE ARTS…Miss New Jersey Stephanie Ferrari, center, visited Edison Intermediate School in Westfield last Friday, where she encouraged youngsters in the Westfield Summer Workshop to preserve and support arts education. Joining Miss Ferrari, pictured left to right, are: Mayor Thomas C. Jardim, Denise Bellog, Special Events Coordinator for The New Jersey Workshop for the Arts (NJWA), through which the Summer Workshop is presented; Debbie Schmidt, Executive Director for the Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce; Kitty Schlosberg, and Dr. Theodore K. Schlosberg, founder and Executive Director of the NJWA. See story on page 10.

Scotch Plains/Fanwood

  • Miss New Jersey Tells Of Arts in Public Schools

  • Over Twelve Area Roadways are Upgraded Through DOT Funds and Municipal Budgets

  • Roof Bid is Approved For Carriage House

  • Teachers Show Unity in Contract Talks

The Week In Sports


TROTTING INTO THIRD…Birthday boy Dom Deo of Comcast trots into third as UCNB third baseman Pat Catino observes the action. UCNB defeated Comcast, 23-21, in a slugfest at Memorial Field in Westfield on July 27.

  • Chaos Sweeps A. J. Jersey; Advances to WMSL Finals

  • UC National Bank Shuts Down Comcast, 23-21

  • Russell Road Roars Engine; Runs Down Hunter, 9-6

  • St. James Gang Defeats St. Thomas Posse, 9-6

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