February 19, 2002 – News at a Glance

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Pollina Still Undecided
Progressive Anthony Pollina says he will make a decision about his political future in about two weeks. Pollina says he is still strongly considering a run for lieutenant governor. (VPR)

Omya Ruling
A citizens group has lost a round in its appeal of a wastewater permit granted to the Omya Corporation. They had filed an appeal before the state Water Resources Board. Late last week, the Board issued a preliminary ruling that says the appeal should be dismissed. (VPR)

Steve Delaney talks with Mary Clancy, who is the incoming president at Burlington College. Outgoing President Dan Casey is retiringin June. (VPR)

U.S. Men’s Ice Hockey Dominates
Beth Schmidt and Steve Delaney discuss the continuing dominance of the men’s hockey team, which includes two Vermonters. Biathlon competitions start this week, several Vermont National Gaurd members are playing keys roles in event security. (VPR)

Income Tax Hearings
The Vermont House is holding hearings on ways to modify the state income tax. One hearing will be held tonight and one on Thursday. (AP)

Bald Eagles
More bald eagles are being spotted on the shores of Lake Champlain. The increase is due to more open water on the lake this year. (AP)

Wind Power
Wind energy technology is now competitive enough to prompt a number of Vermont companies to plan new wind generating facilities. (AP)

Emergency Food Shelf
Food stocks at the Chittenden County Emergency Food Shelf are down. That’s blamed on a weakening economy cutting into food donations in the last quarter of 2001. (AP)

NH Governor’s Race
In New Hampshire, Republicans candidates for governor have agreed to not mount personal attacks on each other for the rest of the campaign, unless the charges reflect on how a rival would perform in office. (AP)

Missing Skiers Found
Two skiers reported missing at Killington have been found. The New York City teenagers were in good condition, despite spending the night in the snow. (AP)

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