http://people.aol.com/people/article/0,26334,1220083,00.html?cid=recirc-top5-4-1220083 Elizabeth Smart, who was just 14 when she was abducted from her Utah home in 2002, says her ordeal changed her life forever. "It will never be the same as it used to be," Smart, now 18, told PEOPLE on Thursday, "but it's good." She added that she's in a healthy place these days. "I have a wonderful family, good friends. I have a lot to look forward to." Smart and her father, Ed, were in Washington, D.C., along with America's Most Wanted host John Walsh and other parents of abducted children, for the passing of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006. President Bush signed the bill in the Rose Garden earlier in the day, extending a personal greeting to Smart during the ceremony. The bill requires, among other provisions, that a standardized sex-offender registry be established in each state and that all adoptive and foster parents undergo background checks. At a reception honoring the bill, Smart told reporters, "Anyone who hurts a child, in my opinion, doesn't deserve to live." There is much more at the link.