Seniors Are Raising Cain In "Almost Heaven"

When Bill Davis left Bell Atlantic Corp. in 1992 after a long career, his retirement started out typically enough. He visited grandchildren, travelled in a motor home, and fished for bass, perch, and muskies in the Elk River, which runs behind his backyard in Elkview, W.Va. Then a friend asked him to volunteer as a lobbyist for the state chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). Now, as unpaid president of the chapter, Davis, 67, puts in a minimum of 25 hours a week--and up to 60 hours a week when the legislature is in session--on AARP business. That leaves little time for visiting and fishing.

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