August 16, 2002 – News at a glance

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Dry conditions
Lack of significant rainfall has Vermont slipping back into drought conditions and state agencies say they’re preparing for problems created by the dry weather. Officials say they’ve learned a lot from other recent droughts.

FAHC financial documents
The top five corporate officers at the state’s largest hospital earned a combined salary of over $1.5 million for the 2001 fiscal year. Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington disclosed the salary information and other financial data in documents filed with the Internal Revenue Service. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Additional budget cuts
A special legislative panel voted Thursday to trim spending in this year’s budget by an additional six million dollars. But the committee postponed action on another five million dollars in more controversial cuts because it hopes to find some creative ways to avoid these reductions. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Brazilian aid package
Vermont Congressman Bernie Sanders wants to block a financial bailout of Brazil that’s designed to prevent the country from defaulting on its international debt. (VPR)

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