July 4, 2002 News at a Glance

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Interview: Lake Champlain
Steve Delaney talks with Professor Petrie. Petrie just completed a canoe trip around Lake CHamplain, studying the health of the lake. (VPR)

Seatbelt Program a Success
State Highway safety officials say they’re very pleased with the results of a recent public awareness campaign that encouraged Vermonters to use their seatbelts. The campaign dramatically increased seat belt usage throughout the state. (VPR)

RVs at the Shelburne Museum
You’ve tried to pass them on the interstates. You’ve seen them parked in driveways and campgrounds. They take up two, even three spaces at rest stops. They are the recreational vehicles, or RVs, of this world and one in nine households own one. A new exhibit at the Shelburne museum traces the evolution of the RV industry ¿ a quintessential American business that began nearly a hundred years ago. (VPR)

MAU Construction Project
An environmental group has given up its fight against a Bennington school project. But the Conservation Law Foundation says it will continue to oppose public projects that it says contribute to sprawl around the state.

McCormack Stepping Down
Another member of the Vermont Senate Democratic leadership has decided to retire from politics. Windsor County Senator Dick McCormack announced on Wednesday that he will not seek a seventh term in office in November. (VPR)

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