September 11, 2002 – News at a glance

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Spaulding wins Democratic treasurer’s race
Former State Senator Jeb Spaulding won a big victory over former state auditor Ed Flanagan for the Democratic nomination for treasurer in Tuesday’s primary election. Spaulding defeated Flanagan by roughly a two to one margin. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Meub wins GOP congressional primary
Rutland lawyer William Meub has won the Republican nomination to run for the U.S. House, receiving about 60% of the vote. Meub, who lost a GOP gubernatorial primary two years ago, defeated opponents Greg Parke and Karen Kerin. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Mongeon wins Rutland state’s attorney primary
In Rutland County, long-time incumbent James Mongeon defeated Brian Marthage in the republican Primary for Rutland County State’s Attorney. Voter turnout was relatively low and unofficial results indicate Mongeon won by several hundred votes. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Weisel speaks at Middlebury College
Nobel Peace Prize winner, author and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel spoke to students and members of the public at Middlebury College Tuesday afternoon. On the eve of the anniversary of September 11, Wiesel said his message was one of compassion and respect for human dignity.

Friedman speaks at St. Michael’s College
Thomas Friedman, the New York Times columnist and Middle East expert, said in an address at St. Michael’s College Tuesday that U.S. attitudes toward Mideast oil need dramatic revision. (VPR)

Providence Diocese abuse cases
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island, has settled dozens of lawsuits in which Vermont Bishop Kenneth Angell was named as a defendant. The diocese has agreed to pay $13.5 million to 36 plaintiffs. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Circ highway
The Environmental Protection Agency says the state needs to look at alternatives to the “Circ” highway project proposed for Chittenden County. The EPA says that the new environmental assessment of the project was inadequate. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Voter turnout light
Town clerks from around the state are reporting a relatively light turnout today for Vermont’s primary election, but turnout in some communities is heavier than expected. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Police on high alert
The state police emergency command post in Waterbury was activated Tuesday. The preparations began after the federal government increased the terrorism threat level from yellow, which means average, to orange, which means high. (AP)

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