Living: All Gassed Up

Weekending a tankful away

"The closing of service stations on weekends amounts to house arrest for millions of Americans," declares Jim Hines indignantly. As a vice president of Holiday Inns, Inc., Hines is neither disinterested nor powerless. Says he: "You're sitting there with more than 1,500 Holiday Inns in the U.S., with 20% of them at roadside, and you begin thinking, hard." The motel chain's response: the National Travel Gas Advisory Plan, with every inn "holidexing" daily into a computer infomation about fuel availability at some five nearby stations. Tourists who call 800-238-8000...

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