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AS the baby boom generation rides off into the sunset, they bring with them a new set of problems. With aging, for example, come health issues that can affect driving.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants all states to take action on elderly drivers.
Is that necessary?
About 60 percent of seniors voluntarily restrict their own driving, avoiding nighttime driving or interstates or bad weather, said David Eby of the University of Michigan's Center for Advancing Safe Transportation.
People don't live to be 100 by taking silly risks.
Rather than impose restrictions by age, health should be the deciding factor. States should work with families and doctors to lift the licenses of those whose health problems make them unsafe at any speed.
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TRADE is a two-way street and America's snack and cereal manufacturers are working to sell their products in China.
General Mills has a joint venture with Nestle
called Cereal Partners Worldwide, which sells breakfast cereals in China. Kellogg sells Frosted Flakes, Special K and Rice Krispies in China.
Pringles, now owned by Kellogg, is sold in more than 140 countries. But Frito-Lay may have the edge, as it offers flavors that appeal to Chinese palates. That includes seafoods that vary by region and such foreign flavors as Italian Ham and Texas Steak.
It is good to see U.S. cereal and snack makers — among the best marketers around — adapt and change to vie for the Chinese market, which is four times as large as the U.S. market.
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THE U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold West Virginia's congressional districting included a mild rebuke of technological advances.
The court upheld a 1983 decision that said keeping counties whole in a congressional district is a fair
rationale for not making each district have exactly the same number of people.
"Despite technological advances, a variance of 0.79 percent results is no more (or less) vote dilution today than in 1983, when this Court said that such a minor harm could be justified by legitimate state objectives," the court ruled.
That is a good call. Technology should help Man, not rule him.