April 3, 2002 – News at a Glance

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Interview with Cheryl Hanna
Steve Delaney and Vermont Law School professor Cheryl Hanna discuss the difference between "guilty and "no contest" pleas in the Dartmouth murder cases. (Listen to the interview online.) (VPR)

Sorrell Clears Brattleboro Police
Attorney General William Sorrell has concluded that two Brattleboro police officers were legally justified when they shot a distraught man in a church last December. Thirty seven year old Robert Woodward died several hours after the shooting. (VPR)

Bioterrorism Bill Passes
The Senate Judiciary Committee has given its unanimous approval to a new terrorism bill. But the legislation has been scaled back to meet the concerns of civil libertarians. (VPR)

School Choice Bill
Supporters of an expanded school choice bill say they hope to bring the legislation to the House floor for a vote in the very near future. The proposal would allow students to go to any public school in the state. (VPR)

Body Piercing Bill
The Vermont Senate has defeated legislation that would require that a person be 18 years old before they could have any part of their body pierced. (VPR)

Tulloch Plea
New Hampshire prison officials are preparing to receive Vermont teens Robert Tulloch and James Parker. Tulloch is expected to plead guilty or no contest tomorrow in the Dartmouth murder case. (AP)

Gilman Paper Mill
The American Paper Mill in Gilman is up and running again after a spat over an unpaid fuel bill was settled. 115 employees are back at work. (AP)

Progressive Announces Candidacy
Montpelier woodworker Michael Badamo is a Progressive Party candidate for governor. Badamo has lost three legislative races over the past two years. (AP)

Eurasian Milfoil
There’s a new organization dedicated to getting rid of Eurasian milfoil. The invasive weed is clogging parts of Lake Champlain and dozens of other Vermont lakes and ponds. (AP)

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