April 5, 2005 – Midday Report

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Top stories developing across the region at the noon hour:

Governor Jim Douglas proclaims April is Child Abuse Prevention Month; a law is signed that protects consumers from telemarketing fraud; the Senate passes a bill that would hold manufacturers liable for damages caused by genetically modified seeds; Bennington voters decide whether to cap the size of retail buildings; the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers Association plans to send maple syrup to Vermont soldiers in Iraq (for information, call 899-9926); state wildlife officials hope that more Vermonters will give to the wildlife fund when they pay their Vermont income taxes; the father of a UVM basketball star is appointed to an empty Senate seat.

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