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It's happy hour on the Jennifer Granholm campaign. At a hall in a blue-collar suburb of Detroit, wine is flowing, food is plentiful and a piano player is plunking out the disco chestnut "I'm So Excited."The button-bedecked members of the Michigan Education Association--the state's largest teachers union--do seem thrilled about Granholm's visit.
Last February Christine Guarino drove to a car dealership in Germantown, Md., where a team of experts inspected the car seats holding her two sons. They found problems: Collin, 3, needed tighter straps, and Stephen, 5, should have been using a seat belt with his booster seat instead of its built-in harness.