October 27, 2004 – News at a glance

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Gubernatorial candidates debate health care plans
Governor Jim Douglas and his Democratic challenger Peter Clavelle clashed over property taxes, education proposals and health care policies in their final head to head debate Tuesday night on Vermont Public Radio. (VPR)

Health commissioner optimistic about Canadian flu vaccine
Health Commissioner Doctor Paul Jarris says he’s optimistic that the federal government will allow the state of Vermont to import flu vaccine from Canada. If Vermont’s application is rejected, Jarris says the state may try to organize bus trips to Canada for individuals who want to get a flu shot. (VPR)

RGA continues political ads despite lawsuit
A Republican group has defied the state attorney general and launched a new advertising on Thursday in support of Governor Jim Douglas. The Republican Governors’ Association also says it will not register as a political action committee under Vermont law. (VPR)

New Hampshire voters deciding in tight races
It’s unusual for New Hampshire to be in the political spotlight at any time after the nation’s first presidential primary is held there early in the year. (VPR)

UVM students cited on riot-related charges
The University of Vermont is pressing charges against students involved in last week’s Red Sox riot. UVM spokesman Enrique Corredera says five people have been cited to appear in court next week on charges ranging from aggravated assault to arson. (AP)

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