May 27, 2002 – News at a Glance

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Vermont City Marathon
Strong winds and some rain added extra challenge to the Key Bank Vermont City Marathon on Sunday. The fourteenth annual race has become a Memorial Day tradition in Burlington. In addition to the individual racers seeking to qualify for the Boston Marathon, relay teams registered to share the 26.2 mile run. (VPR)

Coolidge Museum
Much has been made of Calvin Coolidge’s humble beginnings and Spartan life on his family farm in Plymouth Notch. But as the country’s thirtieth president, Coolidge was the recipient of scores of lavish gifts from everyone from world leaders to school children. Now, the Coolidge Historic Site has put on display some of items Coolidge receive during his presidency. (VPR)

CLF and Vermont Yankee
An environmental group has used a series of newspaper advertisements to take aim at Governor Howard Dean’s energy policy. The Conservation Law Foundation says the Dean administration wants to lock ratepayers into a bad deal with the sale of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant. But Dean says the group’s ads are misleading. (VPR)

Supreme Court Online
When you hear the words ‘Vermont Supreme Court,’ you may think about black robes, woody chambers and quiet and learned deliberations. Now think “dot-com.” Add to your thoughts the latest technology, instant access to information, biographies of the justices, their opinions ¿ and now their voices on-line. (VPR)

Physicians’ Regulation Bill
The Senate gave its approval on Friday to legislation that would give more information about doctor misconduct to the public. (VPR)

Heroin Conspiracy Ring
Six people have been arrested for a drug conspiracy operating between Yonkers, New York and Burlington. The charges follow an investigation conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration and police departments in Yonkers and Burlington. (VPR)

IBM Defense Contract
IBM’s Essex plant got a boost from the Pentagon Friday with the announcement of a major contract for a new computer chip technology. The Defense Department awarded a $10 million contract to IBM and a South Burlington company for chips that use x-rays to create microscopic electronic circuitry. (VPR)

Anastasio Solo Tour
One of Vermont’s most famous musicians is heading out on his own.Anastasio is setting out on a solo summer tour. It will include a hybrid of jam and swing that is dotted with love songs and chamber music. (VPR)

Legislative Calendar
The Vermont House is still trying to finish its work on legislative redistricting, in hopes of adjourning this week. House members are back home waiting for several conference committees to complete their work. (AP)

Springfield Industry
Machine tool workers in Springfield are hopeful that the sale of the assets of two closed machine tool shops will preserve the industry in Vermont. (AP)

Border Security
Eight months after September 11, authorities are still trying to tighten border security between the U.S. and Canada. Higher border security has led to an increase in drug siezures since 9/11. (AP)

Memorial Day
Federal government offices are closed today for Memorial Day, as are state offices in New Hampshire. In Vermont, state offices are open today and closed on Thursday. (AP)

Telephone Usage
Vermont is tied with Rhode Island as the New England state with the fewest telephones per capita. (AP)

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