December 17, 2003 – News at a glance

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Home-State Record: Wesley Clark
Today in the conclusion to our series on the home-state records of the Democratic presidential candidates we look at General Wesley Clark. He’s never held elective office, never voted on a legislative measure and never signed a bill into law. But Dan Gorenstein of New Hampshire Public Radio, reports on another record: his leadership during thirty years in the military. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Bradford discusses new drug treatment center
Bradford residents told state officials and operators of a new substance abuse treatment center Tuesday night that they’re concerned about the effect the center may have on their community. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Supplemental budget bill includes State Hospital money
The Douglas administration plans to ask the Legislature to allocate almost four million additional dollars for the State Hospital in Waterbury. The request is part of the administration’s supplemental budget plan. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

GMNF expand by 1,400 acres
A state board that oversees land deals by the U.S. Forest service has approved a plan to add 1,400 acres to the Green Mountain National Forest. The panel approved the acquisitions on Tuesday, despite earlier objections. (VPR)

Snow and rain conspire against flat roofs
The Vermont Department of Labor and Industry is warning people to shovel snow off their roofs on Tuesday. The deep snow cover combined with heavy rains expected on Wednesday could cause roofs to collapse. (AP)

Red Cross issues plea for blood donors
Red Cross officials say the two big recent snow storms have hurt blood supplies in Vermont. (AP)

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