In Brief: Sep. 27, 1999

YOU CAN'T HAVE THE KEYS To combat the high rate of teenage driving accidents, eight states last year instituted "graduated licensing" for those under 18. Restrictions such as not allowing kids to drive at night until they have proved their experience behind the wheel seem to be working. According to the California Highway Patrol, there has been a 7% drop in accidents involving youthful drivers, as well as a dip in fatalities.

MORE TEEN TRIALS A new study by the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation reveals that besides the obvious issues of school and grades, girls ages 11 to...

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