Nanny State

Banned in Paris


Paris, France, Mayor Bertrand Delanoe wants to ban cars built before 1997 from entering the center of the city. Delanoe says the move will make the air more breathable. Critics say it will hurt the poor. "If you're driving a 17-year-old car there's usually a reason and it's certainly not for fun," said Claude Fauconnier, vice president of an automobile enthusiasts club.