April 5, 2002 – News at a Glance

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Tulloch Pleads Guilty
More than a year of legal proceedings came to a swift conclusion Thursday when Robert Tulloch and James Parker were sentenced for the murders of two Dartmouth College professors. The random killings of the popular professors and the arrests of the two Chelsea, Vermont teenagers last year were a shock to the twin-state region. (VPR)

Egg Farm Expansion Proposal
The state has allowed a Canadian company more time to come up with a waste management plan for its Franklin County egg farm. But the expansion was dealt a setback last month, when a Burlington agricultural foundation said it wouldn’t accept manure from the new barn. (VPR)

Economic Program for Springfield, NEK
The Dean administration unveiled a new proposal Thursday that is designed to stimulate economic development in Springfield and the Northeast Kingdom. (VPR)

Judges’ Age Limit
The Vermont House has given its strong approval to a proposed constitutional amendment concerning the retirement age for judges. (VPR)

Out-of-State Resident Voting
A group of House Republicans tried to make it much more difficult Thursday for out-of-state college students to vote in Vermont. (VPR)

Potassium Iodide
The Vermont Health Department is getting ready to distribute potassium iodide tablets to people near the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant. The distribution will begin April 15. (VPR)

Parker’s Parents Apologize
On the day James Parker was sentenced for the murder of two Dartmouth professors, his parents apologized to the victims’ family. James Parker was sentenced to at least 25 years in prison. (AP)

Fund Honors Zantops
The Upper Valley Community Foundation is establishing a fund to honor murdered Dartmouth professors Half and Suzanne Zantop. An annual grant will be made to Hanover High School to advance multicultural understanding and the study of languages. (AP)

Anti-terrorism Funding
The Vermont Health Department is poised to collect $6.8 million dollars to help respond to a terrorist attack. The federal funds would help the state respond to threats ranging from smallpox to the plague. (AP)

Goldman Industrial
The bankrupt owner that laid off about 500 Springfield machine tool workers in the past two years is seeking court approval to give eleven executives bonuses. The company, Goldman Industrial Group, says the bonuses are needed to retain the employees while the company works its way out of bankruptcy. (AP)

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Vermont has a new postage stamp depicting a skier and fall foliage. It’s a part of a nationwide effort by the Postal Service and the Travel Industry Association to encourage domestic tourism. (AP)

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