October 10, 2003 – News at a glance

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Interview: Democrats debate
Mitch Wertlieb and Hamilton Davis discuss how the nine Democratic presidential candidates faired in Thursday night’s debate in Phoenix, Arizona. Davis is the former editor of the Burlington Free Press and a contributor to a forthcoming book on Howard Dean, a candidate in the race. (Listen to the interview online.) (VPR)

Conductor leads last major work
This weekend at Marlboro College, musician Blanche Moyse will conduct her last major choral masterwork. Now in her nineties, the renowned conductor says it’s time to cut back a little. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Illuzi pushes for power dam purchase
A state senator says time is short for Vermont to buy a series of hydroelectric dams on the Connecticut River. Essex-Orleans Senator Vince Illuzzi says the state can’t afford to let the opportunity pass by. And he says public power is the answer to chronically high electric rates in Vermont. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Corrections Department bans prison smoking
The Vermont Corrections Department plans to implement a ban on tobacco products in all of its facilities on January 1. However the head of the prison guards’ bargaining unit says he has a lot of questions about the policy. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Jeffords for delay in tire burn
Vermont Senator James Jeffords is calling on International Paper to delay a plan to burn tires at its mill in Ticonderoga, New York. (AP)

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