July 29, 2003 – News at a glance

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Family Connection Center closes
A Chittenden County organization that supervises court ordered visits between children and non-custodial parents has closed its doors. The Family Connection Center hopes to reopen once it finds a new source of funding. In the meantime, the courts have lost one way to make sure some children can safely visit a parent. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Backstage: ‘The Dinner Party’
Bennington’s Oldcastle Theatre Company has just opened its production of Neil Simon’s, “The Dinner Party.” The play is about divorce. But it speaks to anyone who’s ever been in a serious relationship. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Ophthalmologist’s office searched
Investigators from the Attorney General’s office have seized patient records from a Burlington ophthalmologist who was accused of performing unnecessary surgery. (VPR)

Vermont’s incarceration rate
According to a new report, the number of inmates in Vermont’s prison system is growing more than twice as fast as the national average. Corrections commissioner Steve Gold expects the situation to get worse in the coming years. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Justin Garvey buried in Fair Haven Army
Sergeant and Vermont native Justin Garvey was buried today in Fair Haven. The 23-year-old was a member of the 101st Airborne Division, and he was the third Vermonter to die in Iraq since U-S troops began fighting there in March. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

DLC still wary of Dean
The Democratic Leadership Council says Howard Dean’s presidential campaign has generated a lot of excitement, but his stance against the Iraq war may hurt him in the long run. (VPR)

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