The Home: Door to Danger

Clad only in a bathing suit, Gary Hauptli, 8, was running toward the patio of a friend's home in Seattle. But Gary never reached the patio; he smashed into a sliding glass door that had been closed only minutes before to keep barbecue smoke from blowing into the house. The thin glass exploded in a shower of jagged fragments. It took doctors two hours to make the 64 stitches in Gary's head, wrists and legs.

His father, Jack Hauptli, an assistant city editor of the Seattle Times, started checking, in a matter of days came up with a list of...

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