February 20, 2003 – News at a glance

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Vermont opinions on war with Iraq
Continuing Vermont Public Radio’s series, “Perspectives on War,” we turn now to three Vermonters who share their views on the possibility of war with Iraq.

Classroom conversations on Iraq
VPR’s Steve Delaney talks with a Middlebury High School teacher about what students are saying about the impending war with Iraq.

Skier rescues divert police resources
The Vermont State Police say their rescue efforts to find lost skiers are having an impact on their overtime budget and their ability to deal with other important matters. In the last two days, search teams have been called in three times to help locate skiers who left the marked boundaries of the Killington ski area. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Peter Max
It could be argued that the world’s most famous living artist is Peter Max. Max’s colorful images have appeared on everything from pillowcases to a Continental Boeing 777. This year Max is also the official artist of the Grammy Awards. On Thursday, Max will be in Manchester to open a new show and talk about the influence of popular music on his work. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Bush environmental policy
Vermont Senator Jim Jeffords says the Bush administration has systematically undermined the nation’s environmental laws. (VPR)

Timber harvest
The U.S. Forest Service says environmentalists are wrong to criticize a planned timber sale in the Green Mountain National Forest. (VPR)

Shanties burglarized
Vermont State Police are investigating a rash of burglaries from locked fishing shanties set up on Lake Champlain. (AP)

USS Montpelier
The cook from the nuclear attack submarine, the USS Montpelier, is getting some specialized training in his ship’s namesake city. (AP)

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