Nation: Trying to Sweat It Out at 78

New federal rules should cool many complaints

Our waiters have to wear tuxedoes," protested Jasper Mirable, owner of Jasper's Restaurant in Kansas City. "They're wet by the middle of the evening. It's destroying everything I've worked for." At the St. Louis offices of the Arthur Andersen & Co. accounting firm, a senior officer reported: "We just turned the thermostat down. In a couple days they'll come around and turn it up, but then we'll turn it back down again." Insisted a liquor-store owner in Boston: "When they turn the air conditioning off in the White House, then I'll turn up my...

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