September 16, 2003 – News at a glance

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Interview: Vermont education
Mitch Wertlieb talks with Education Commissioner David Larson, before the opening session of the annual joint meeting of the Vermont Principal’s Association and State Board of Education. (Listen to the interview online.) (VPR)

Civil War walking tour
For years, people have visited famous battlefields like Gettysburg and Antietam to learn about the Civil War. Now, the National Park Service has created a walking tour of a Vermont village to show how the war affected the attitudes and lives of the people who lived during that time. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

State promotes agri-tourism
Vermont agriculture and travel officials have agreed to launch a number of joint promotions to help expand agri-tourism opportunities throughout the state.

Clavelle will run for governor as Democrat
Burlington Mayor Peter Clavelle will run for governor next year. Clavelle was re-elected this spring as both a Progressive and a Democrat. He plans to enter the governor’s race as a Democrat. And the mayor says he won’t be deterred by a primary campaign. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Sanders against Iraq funding request
Congressman Bernie Sanders says he won’t support President Bush’s request to provide $87 billion for the war in Iraq, unless the president outlines the administration’s strategy to end American involvement in the conflict. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Rangers scrimmage at UVM
The National Hockey League season begins next month, but fans can get a look at some of the game’s biggest stars Monday night. The New York Rangers hold their annual Blue-White intersquad game at the University of Vermont’s Gutterson Field House. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Sanders praised by Library Journal
Vermont Congressman Bernard Sanders is on the cover of the Library Journal magazine this month for his work against the USA Patriot Act. (AP)

Dean and Gephardt tied in Iowa poll
Howard Dean and Dick Gephardt are tied atop the list of Democratic presidential hopefuls in a new poll in Iowa. Each received 19% support in a television and newspaper poll. (AP)

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