In Brief: Jun. 5, 2000

NO TRIP, NO GRAMPS As summer-vacation season officially kicks off, the recent rise in gasoline prices is forcing families to rethink vacation plans. According to surveys, more than half of families with children are taking trips closer to home, which involve less driving. It could also be affecting familial relationships. A survey by progressive.com found that 43% of respondents are planning fewer trips than usual this year to visit grandparents and other relatives.

HEAD CASES? Researchers are debating whether heading balls can dent the cognitive skills of young soccer players for life. Studies of adult soccer players have found...

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