July 10, 2003 – News at a glance

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Illegal ATV use
Battle lines were drawn Wednesday in the debate over all terrain vehicles in Vermont. A group met in Montpelier to air opinions about how to regulate ATV use. While there was agreement that unlawful ATV riding is a significant problem, the solutions weren’t as clear. (VPR)

VPR Backstage: ‘The Boys Next Door’
Saint Michael’s Playhouse opens a window into the world of the developmentally disabled in the play “The Boys Next Door.” (VPR)

Iraqi ‘guerilla warfare’
Both of Vermont’s U.S. senators say they’re concerned that the United States is now engaged in a guerilla war in Iraq. Senator Patrick Leahy says recent comments by President Bush about the situation in Iraq have made a difficult situation even worse. (VPR)

Hydro-dam purchase
The company that owns a series of power dams on the Connecticut River has filed for bankruptcy. A new state power authority is examining whether it makes sense for Vermont to buy the dams. The authority’s chairman says he wants the state to be represented in bankruptcy court. (VPR)

Supreme Court nomination
The state’s Judicial Nominating Board has voted to reopen its search to fill a vacancy on the Vermont Supreme Court. The Board had sent a list of six candidates to Governor Jim Douglas for his consideration. But Douglas requested a new list because he felt that the Board had screened out a number of qualified candidates. (VPR)

Colleges construction projects
Vermont colleges are on what amounts to a summer-long building spree. Champlain College, the University of Vermont, Saint Michael’s College, Middlebury College and Lyndon State are all constructing new residential buildings this summer. (AP)

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