June 24, 2003 – News at a glance

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Old friends and new rally for Dean
On Monday, old friends and new political supporters gathered on Church Street for Howard Dean’s campaign kick off. The crowd of several thousand included people who worked with Dean in his early days as a community activist in Burlington. (VPR)

Dean outlines campaign themes
(2003-06-23) Former Vermont governor Howard Dean officially kicked off his presidential campaign on familiar turf on Monday. Dean told several thousand people gathered at the Church Street Marketplace that he’s running to help restore traditional values to the country. (VPR)

Youth turn out to support Dean
Some of those drawn to Howard Dean’s presidential campaign are young people who learned about the former governor through the Internet. On Monday in Burlington, they were out in force to cheer on their candidate. (VPR)

Snowmobile access
A dispute over snowmobile trails in the Calvin Coolidge National Forest is headed to federal court. Vermont Snowmobile Tours of West Bridgewater is claiming it was unfairly denied access to trails in the forest by the other groups. (AP)

Record unbroken
A 23-year-old Dartmouth College graduate says he’ll try again to break the record for the most time spent under water. John Craven spent just over 24 hours this weekend beneath the surface of Lake Fairlee in Fairlee as he challenged the 72-hour world record. (AP)

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