Midday Newscast: July 3, 2008

Vermont man charged with kidnapping his 12-year-old niece could face death penalty; U.S. Customs officials want to avoid long backups at  Canadian border;  educators meeting in Washington discuss what the national union wants from the next presidential administration. Vermont communities gear up for  Independence Day observances.

Congressional delegation says gas, home prices to be addressed

How much do lawmakers in Washington really know and understand about the changing economic circumstances of people in Vermont? Congress is talking a lot about real-world problems like rising gas prices and falling home values; but what effect will legislative wrangling have in the here-and-now? Elizabeth Wynne Johnson has this report from Capitol Hill: