June 27, 2002 – News at a Glance

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Double Homicide in Grafton
The bodies of a man and woman were found Tuesday in a pickup truck parked at the end of a state forest road. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Governor’s Race Heats Up Early
This year’s gubernatorial race has gotten off to an unusually intense start as candidates try to position themselves in the minds of Vermont voters. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Film Studios Shy Away from New England
A movie being filmed in the Rutland area is back on schedule now that a labor dispute has been settled. The film company has agreed to provide health and pension benefits to members of the stagehand union for its next production. A studio official says he has no problem with the union. But he says production companies throughout the country are squeezed by higher costs and foreign competition. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Bertrand Announces Secretary of State
Montpelier lawyer Michael Bertrand announced Wednesday that he is seeking the Republican nomination for Secretary of State. (VPR)

Manchester Film Festival
The Manchester Film Festival is a four-day event showcasing feature films, documentaries, animation, music videos and short films from 32 countries. (VPR)

Tulloch Records
The New Hampshire attorney general’s office is about to release thousands of pages of files from its investigation into the killing of two Dartmouth professors by two Vermont teens last year. (AP)

Pledge Controversy
Senator Patrick Leahy is among those challenging a federal appeals court ruling that says the pledge of allegiance is unconstitutional because it contains the phrase “under God”. (AP)

Mercury Thermometers
Senator James Jeffords is chairing a hearing on banning the use of mercury-based thermometers for determining fevers in people. (AP)

Vermont Yankee
Groups challenging the sale of Vermont Yankee to a Mississippi energy company want documents released that state the value of the power plant’s decommissioning fund. (AP)

Smuggling Indictment
Guatemalan citizen Norvin Gonzales-Morales could face 10 years in a U.S. prison after being indicted in Burlington on federal charges of smuggling aliens into the U.S. from Canada. (AP)

Adelphia Cable has told Vermont’s Public Service Commissioner Christine Salembier that cable service in the state will not be affected or interrupted. Adelphia filed for bankruptcy Wednesday. (AP)

Grafton Homicide
Vermont state police have identified the victims as Colleen Davis and Gregg Enos. Police are warning people in the Grafton area to be careful of strangers after this week’s double homicide on a remote road near town. (AP)

HIV Testing
Thursday is National HIV testing day, and many Vermont health care institutions are keeping longer hours to make it easier for people to get tested in one of 41 participating clinics. (AP)

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