August 28, 2003 – News at a glance

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Interview: Viewing Mars
Mitch Wertlieb talks with Gary Novak of the Vermont Astronomical Society about the approach of Mars. The event has stirred excitement among professional and amateur astronomers. (VPR)

Racial discrimination in housing
Fair housing advocates say the state has not taken any action in response to a study that showed a high incidence of racial bias by Vermont realtors. (VPR)

State studies dam purchase
A state panel has hired a consulting firm to study the possibility of Vermont buying six hydro dams on the Connecticut River. (VPR)

Judy Dean keeps distance from campaign
Despite Howard Dean’s surging popularity as a presidential candidate, his wife Judy Dean, is sticking by her plan to stay far from the campaign trail. She wants to maintain her medical practice in Vermont. (VPR)

Dean’s lead in New Hampshire
On Wednesday, a new poll of likely Democratic primary voters in New Hampshire finds former Vermont Governor Howard Dean vaulting into a big lead. (AP)

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