From an article in the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette, 27 June 1997. Submitted by Daniel Weber, another alert reader from the inscrutable midwest.

Excerpted from the article:

CHICAGO (AP) -- Harrumph. Kids these days. No respect for their elders. God help us when they get old enough to run the world.

That's what many adults think. In fact, only 37 percent of them believe today's children will grow up to make the world a better place.