January 13, 2004 – News at a glance

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Interview: Diversity of Dean’s cabinet
As the Democratic presidential primaries move south in the next few months, the issue of race will certainly come up, as it did in a recent debate in Iowa. For a closer look at questions about race and diversity under Howard Dean, Mitch Wertlieb talks with Kathy Hoyt, who served as Dean’s chief of staff until 1997 and secretary of administration from 1997 to 2002. (Listen to the interview online.) (VPR)

Winner in Iowa caucuses difficult to forecast
Next Monday evening, roughly 100,000 Iowa voters will attend caucuses to kick up the 2004 Democratic presidential race. According to one national political observer, the situation in Iowa is fluid and many voters will be reassessing their choices in the next seven days. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Sanders says jobs are priority for new session
Vermont Congressman Bernie Sanders says his top priority in the new legislative session is to stem the loss of manufacturing jobs. (VPR)

Dean renews criticism of Iraq war
Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean has launched new criticism at his opponents for supporting the Iraq war. (VPR)

Abenaki endorse Clark over Dean
Democratic presidential hopeful Wesley Clark won the endorsement on Monday of Vermont’s Abenaki Indian tribe. (AP)

Washington D.C. primary garners little interest
Residents of Washington, D.C. head to the polls on Tuesday in a non-binding presidential primary. (AP)

Ambulance service in Malone, NY
Vermont’s largest hospital hopes to expand its services in upstate New York. Fletcher Allen Health Care has applied for permission to station an ambulance in Malone, New York. (AP)

Barn fire decimates dairy herd
A dairy farmer is taking stock of his losses after a barn fire killed almost all the cows in his herd. (AP)

Dean’s cabinet diversity
Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean says he did his best to fill top state positions with minorities. But he couldn’t find any qualified people willing to join his cabinet. Presidential candidate Dean was criticized on Sunday for not hiring more minorities. (AP)

Dean raises money, despite attacks
Attacks on Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean are helping the front-runner raise money. Spokesman David Carle says Dean collected about a million dollars last week. (AP)

Legislative agenda
Spending and taxes will be top on the minds of Vermont legislative leaders and officials of the Douglas administration this week. The House Appropriations Committee has nearly wrapped up its consideration of the mid-year adjustment of state spending. (AP)

Childhood obesity
The Vermont Legislature is considering whether to legislate a healthy lifestyle for children. Bills in the House and Senate would require the state Board of Education to set physical activity guidelines and nutritional standards for schools. (AP)

Belvidere elementary school
Residents of tiny Belvidere voted on Thursday for a proposal that could lead to the closing of their three-room elementary school. The voters authorized the Belvidere Central School Board to look into closing the school and paying for students to attend classes next year in other towns. (AP)

UVM’s Coppenrath lauded
More awards for the University of Vermont’s homegrown basketball star Taylor Coppenrath. For the third time this season the six-foot-nine junior forward has been named the player of the week in the American East. The Barnet native scored 41 points against Northeastern. (AP)

Towne’s appeal denied
The man convicted of killing a 15-year-old Richmond girl in 1986 won’t be getting a shorter prison sentence. A federal judge denied an appeal by Edwin Towne who argued that he had received inadequate legal representation during his 1987 trial on federal firearms charges. (AP)

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