July 26, 2002 – News at a glance

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Interview: 100 years of 4-H
The Windsor County Fair opens this weekend with an unusual attraction, especially for Vermonters raised in the agricultural tradition. There will be an exhibit on the first 100 years of 4-H. Steve Delaney talks with Debbie Fajans of UVM’s Extension Service. Fajans has been involved in putting the exhibit together. (Listen to the interview online.) (VPR)

Vermont Pure expansion
Vermont Pure Springs, one of the state’s best-known businesses, says growth is in the double digits. The company sells bottled water to businesses and retailers in 30 states. Now, Vermont Pure wants to expand its Randolph operation, but some of the neighbors object. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

State budget cuts
The Vermont League of Cities and Towns is urging the Dean administration not to support budget cuts that will impose new burdens on local property taxpayers. Governor Howard Dean says one key local program, state aid to education, will be exempt from the cuts. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Dubie: review of state programs
Republican Lieutenant Governor candidate Brian Dubie is calling for a top to bottom review of all programs in state government to help determine which programs should be continued in the future. (VPR)

Elevator inspection
All elevators in Vermont will be subject to new safety standards and annual inspections under regulations that are expected to go into place at the beginning of September. (VPR)

FAHC building permits
Fletcher Allen Health Care is promising to take “appropriate action” if an investigation finds hospital officials deliberately tried to circumvent state regulations. (VPR)

Dean in South Carolina
Vermont Governor Howard Dean is in South Carolina, talking to doctors in Charleston about health care issues. South Carolina has a presidential primary in February 2004. (AP)

Antioch president
Antioch New England Graduate School is seating a new administrator this fall. Incoming President Peter Temes is the former CEO of the Great Books Foundation. (AP)

FEMA deadline
Vermonters hurt by flooding have a deadline tomorrow afternoon for making claims to the FEMA offices in St. Albans and Lyndonville. (AP)

Eli Lilly
Vermont is among eight states that will divvy up $160,000 in a settlement with the Eli Lilly drug company over violations of Internet privacy. (AP)

Waitsfield homicide
Vermont State Police say they’re concentrating on specific, though unnamed, suspects as they pursue the killer of restaurant worker Declan Lyons last April in Waitsfield. (AP)

State employees’ union
Vermont State Employees Union President Ed Stanak defends his decision to demonstrate at the Veterans’ Home in Bennington last week. The action led to the resignation of the union local’s president. (AP)

Marijuana search suit
Two former teachers say their rights were violated when police found marijuana plants in their home after a visit by the town lister. They’ve gone to the state Supreme Court over the issue of unreasonable search. (AP)

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