September 8, 2003 – News at a glance

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Community copes with teen’s suicide
Earlier this summer, a notice on the obituary page in the newspaper reported the death of Kyle Stone. The account was one of a vibrant and interesting teenager and it stood out for its openness. At 16, he had taken his own life. As they cope with this tragedy, the Stone family talked to Vermont Public Radio to help others understand teenage suicide. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Interview: Economic and cultural ties to Canada
VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb talks with Canadian ambassador to the United States, Michael Kergin, about economic and cultural ties between the two countries. Kergin is attending the Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers in Connecticut. (Listen to the interview online.) (VPR)

Fifth graders study deformed frogs
Sightings of unnatural-looking frogs by school-aged pond watchers this summer has led to an exercise in ecological research for fifth graders in Vernon. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Vermont Guard members to train Afghan army officers
The Vermont National Guard says fifty soldiers are being deployed this month to Afghanistan, to help train the country’s army. (VPR)

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