November 20, 2002 – News at a glance

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Interview: young people leave Vermont
Steve Delaney talks with Chris Delia of the Economic Development Department on the trend of young people leaving Vermont. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Douglas on FAHC
Governor Elect Jim Douglas says he believes the Dean Administration should have done a better job keeping track of the Fletcher Allen Hospital expansion project. (VPR)

‘Rutland’s United Neighborhoods’ finishes study group
What can a community do to fight crime and substance abuse? That’s a question that will be addressed Wednesday at 6:30 at a public forum at Rutland’s Grace Congregational Church. Rutland City Police, the Department of Corrections and Rutland’s United Neighborhoods joined forces over the past several months on a community dialog project that will culminate Wednesday. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Homeland security bill
Senator James Jeffords says a proposed Homeland Security bill will do very little to help this country fight terrorism. Jeffords says the proposal will undermine local and regional disaster relief efforts in the future. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Airports security regulations
The Transportation Security Administration has staffed all of the region’s commercial airports to provide better screening of passengers. The federal security officers have replaced a private guard force that was criticized for being inattentive and poorly trained. (VPR)

Miller wins House seat
The Democratic incumbent in a race for a Vermont House seat in Shaftsbury has widened her lead in a recount. Monday’s recount finds that Democratic Representative Alice Miller defeated Republican Charles Bushey by 946 to 878. (AP)

Job cuts at EHV Weidmann
EHV Weidmann, an electrical equipment contractor in Saint Johnsbury, cut 27 jobs today. EHV Weidmann makes insulation for high-voltage applications in the electrical power industry. (AP)

Vermont Right to Life
An anti-abortion group is calling attention to what it termed an inconsistency in the policies of the abortion rights group, Planned Parenthood. (AP)

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