So, I was taking my dog for a late night walk and started thinking about the ^$%@#!@ paper route my parents forced me to have for six years when I was a teen (and if you want to kill your kid's social life give them a job they have to do six days a week at 3.30p - then make them get up at 4.30a on Sundays). It occurs to me that since I moved out of my parents out 20 years ago I've never lived in an area where a local kid delivered papers. It's always been some guy in a beat up noisy car screeching down the street at 5am. So, to reiterate my subject: Does anyone still have a local kid delivering papers? Man, how I hated that thing. -paul BTW - I was shocked when a kid rang my doorbell and asked to mow my lawn. That's another thing that seems to be dying out. Our neighbors took advantage of this offer. You want to know how much the kid charged? $30!! I would have said $10 or get lost.