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PRINCETON: John Nash remembered for his genius - and his struggles

Nobel Prize winner John F. Nash Jr. was remembered for a soaring mind that helped him reach the heights of mathematics but also led him to the depths of mental illness that lasted for more than 30 years before he recovered.

Mr. Nash was killed Saturday along with his wife, Alicia, in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike as the couple traveled home in a taxi from Newark Liberty International Airport. He was 86, while she was 82.

They had been returning from Norway, where Mr. Nash received that country’s Abel Prize in math that he shared with fellow mathematician Louis Nirenberg.



Sharing the Laughter
Comedian Eric Jacob is hosting a night of comedy at George Street Playhouse
   WHERE there’s a will, there’s a way, and Eric Jacob has found a way to make his dream of becoming a standup comedian come true.

   Mr. Jacob, of Princeton, was working in real estate a year ago when he entered a standup comedy competition at Princeton Catch a Rising Star. He won, and that led to several jobs, including opening for veteran comics Bobby Collins and Eddie Brill, and making some return appearances to Catch.

   Now he’s bringing his act to the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, June 6, with a show titled Eric Jacob Presents A Night of Comedy. In addition to Mr. Jacob, the evening will feature comedians Angela Cobb, Jason Pollock and Scott Friedman. Mr. Jacob’s set will be recorded for a film, which he is planning to release via DVD and streaming.


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