February 21, 2002 – News at a Glance

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Police Urge Caution, Common Sense
People who live in Vermont and New Hampshire may be a little more wary of strangers these days. This week, prosecutors said that the Vermont teenagers charged in a brutal murder tried to get into a house by claiming that they needed help. Even before this week’s news, police say it was never a good idea to let strangers inside. (VPR)

Jeffords Fundraising for Democrats
Senator James Jeffords says he plans to campaign for some Democratic U.S. Senate candidates this year. Jeffords says he’s concerned that a return to GOP control of the Senate will lead to an abuse of power by the Republicans. (VPR)

Armored Car Robbery
Authorities have released a description of the man who robbed an armored car company in Rutland last month and made off with nearly $2 million. (VPR)

Prescription Drug Bill
The Vermont Senate gave its unanimous preliminary approval on Wednesday to legislation that is designed to reduce the cost of prescription drugs. (VPR)

A map of new Vermont House legislative districts has won final approval. And now a committee of the state Senate is scrutinizing the House’s work. (VPR)

City Market Opens
Burlington has been without a grocery story for two and a half years, so when the doors to a new downtown market opened on Wednesday it was big event. (VPR)

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