May 01, 1998
Meetings & Conventions: Short Cuts May 1998 Current Issue
May 1998
Short Cuts:ETC.

Eating or serving swordfish is now politically incorrect. The "Give Swordfish a Break" campaign, launched in January by two environmental groups, SeaWeb and the National Resources Defense Council, argues overfishing is depleting the species in the North Atlantic. The effort is backed by 27 East Coast chefs who pledged to take swordfish off their menus until measures are taken to protect and replenish the population.

Grouch city: In a New York Times poll, 45 percent of Americans cited Manhattan residents as "basically unfriendly." But that doesn't make the city a bad place: Sixty percent have a good image of New York City, up from 40 percent two years ago.

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