September 2, 2002 – News at a glance

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Sounds of Vermont: ‘Moonlight in Vermont’
In 1944, a new popular song gave the world an image of Vermont that included falling leaves, ski trails and the evening summer breeze. The 13-line song became a standard that is still sung today. VPR’s Neal Charnoff reports on the enduring “Moonlight in Vermont,” for our series, “Sounds of Vermont.” (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Vermont job market
One year ago, Vermont Public Radio visited the Department of Employment and Training Job Center in Barre and talked with several people hoping to find jobs. At the time, the labor market was beginning to slow and there was concern that hunting for a job was about to get harder. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Labor Day
It’s Labor Day, and that means government offices and many businesses will be closed today in Vermont. In Burlington, CCTA buses are not running, but parking is free downtown. (AP)

Waitsfield murder trial
A judge is expected to decide as early as this week whether 18-year-old Isaac Turnbaugh should be released on conditions. The Moretown resident is accused of killing Declan Lyons last April; Turnbaugh has pleaded innocent. (AP)

WWII veterans
The number of living World War II veterans in Vermont is dropping rapidly, according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Figures from the 2000 census show Vermont lost more than 6,000 World War II veterans during the last decade. (AP)

Summer weather patterns
This summer has had its fair share of odd weather in Vermont. June was among the wettest on record, and now data show August was unusually hot and dry. The National Weather Service reports last month was the fifth driest on record. (AP)

Muzzleloader permits down
There’ll be far fewer hunting permits available for Vermont’s muzzleloader season this year. About 9,700 antlerless permits will be issued for the nine-day season in December. That’s nearly 6,000 fewer than a year ago. (AP)

Maple Corner copycats
Vermont’s “Men of Maple Corner” are getting some competition from across the border. The latest calendar is “Men in Hats,” featuring the unclothed bodies of the men of Tamworth, a small town in northern New Hampshire. (AP)

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