October 6, 2003 – News at a glance

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Domestic violence impacts workplace
Attorney General William Sorrell is urging all employers across the state to recognize that domestic violence has become a critical workplace issue. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Interview: UVM announces large gift
Officials at the University of Vermont say they’re about halfway to a major fund-raising goal. The university announced this weekend it’s raised $126 million. The campaign is the second in the university’s history. Mitch Wertlieb talks with University of Vermont President Daniel Fogel about a $15 million gift the university recently received. (Listen to the interview online.) (VPR)

Fred Tuttle remembered
When 84-year old Fred Tuttle died last Friday, Vermont lost a well-known figure and a symbol of a disappearing breed. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Physician-assisted suicide
Supporters plan to lobby the Vermont Legislature again for a bill that would legalize physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients, even though they appear to face long odds. The measure, dubbed the “Death With Dignity Act,” was introduced in the Senate last year. (AP)

Federal education funds
Another Vermont school district is considering rejecting federal aid because of concerns about meeting objectives for student testing. Superintendent William Mathis has advised the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union Board that it might want to give up money that comes with the No Child Left Behind Act. (AP)

Springfield prison opens
The first inmates will begin arriving Monday at Vermont’s newest prison. State officials say the 350-bed Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield will help ease overcrowding. Construction of the facility took two years. (AP)

Dean campaigns at colleges
Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean is wrapping up a tour of college campuses Monday. The Democratic presidential candidate plans stops Monday at Keene State College and at the University of New Hampshire. (AP)

Clarendon health surveys
Some Clarendon residents concerned about the number of cancer cases in town plan to gather health surveys Monday and Tuesday. Members of Clarendon FIRST say will go door-to-door in the community to pick up health surveys. (AP)

Global Health Council
The Vermont-based Global Health Council has won $10 million to help the world’s poor gain access to health care. Global Health won the money from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Doctor Nils Daulaire says the Gates Foundation cited Global Health as a leading voice for global health care. (Daulaire is a VPR commentator.) (AP)

Pay phones on the decline
Finding a pay phone in some areas of Vermont is no easy task. That’s in part because Verizon, the state’s largest telephone company, has pulled the plug on a growing number of its pay phones saying they’re no longer profitable. (AP)

Toddler memorialized
Friends and family are remembering a Burlington toddler hit by a car late last week. Several dozen people gathered at a candlelight vigil held over the weekend for 22-month-old Ciearra Lynn Parent, who died Friday. (AP)

Leaf peeping
The colors are reaching their pinnacle on the higher elevations of Vermont’s mountains. Foliage is also at its peak color on Mount Mansfield; officials say the brightest colors at lower elevations are expected in another week. (AP)

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