October 21, 2003 – News at a glance

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Interview: Trade mission to Asia
Mitch Wertlieb talks with Lieutenant Governor Brian Dubie, who is finishing an 11-day trade mission in Taiwan. (Listen to the interview online.) (VPR)

Extended service for reserves
When the Reserves of Rutland’s C Company were activated last winter, 85 weekend warriors suddenly became full-time soldiers. The unit had been in Kuwait six months when they learned that their tour had been extended. The news has left some Reservists and their families torn between the wish to serve and a desire to get on with their lives. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Shumlin likely to run
A Democratic gubernatorial primary is shaping up as a likelihood next year. Former state Senator Peter Shumlin says there’s a “99%” chance that he’ll enter this race and face a primary against Burlington Mayor Peter Clavelle. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Burlington pursues drug plan
Burlington Mayor Peter Clavelle says he’s willing to risk violating federal law so city workers can buy low-cost prescription drugs from Canada. The Burlington city council last week gave Clavelle permission to investigate buying drugs from Canada. But the Food and Drug Administration warns the plan is illegal. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Democratic presidential race
New polls in Iowa and New Hampshire indicate a possible shift in the Democratic presidential race. (AP)

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