July 9, 2004 – Midday Report

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Top stories developing across the region at the noon hour:

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission investigates whether Vermont Yankee has followed regulations that require accurate record keeping of radioactive fuel; bitter partisanship erupted in the House of Representatives yesterday over Congressman Bernie Sanders’ plan to temper parts of the Patriot Act; Melinda Wittstock of the Capitol Hill Bureau looks back at the week in Washington, including Sanders’ outrage over the defeated amendment; a higher than average number of Vermont Guard members chose to retire this spring because of uncertainty about the frequency and length of future deployments; in Burlington, “Pride in Vermont” organizers are making final preparations today for their annual parade this weekend to celebrate the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.

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