March 18, 2003 – News at a glance

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Interview: state college budgets
Steve Delaney talks with Robert Clarke, chancellor of the Vermont State College system. He’s asking the Legislature to authorize the borrowing of $40 million to pay for upgrading the campuses.

Dean campaigns in NH
Governor Howard Dean says he feels President Bush is making a mistake by sending troops into war in Iraq without the support of the United Nations Security Council. Dean, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, made his comments at several campaign stops in New Hampshire Monday afternoon.

Act 60 compromise
Legislative leaders say they’re making progress on reforming the Act 60 education funding law, despite the very different approaches taken by the House and the Senate.

Carol Channing at Bennington College
Carol Channing returned to Vermont Monday, more than 60 years after she first arrived. Channing is best known for her leading roles in the hit Broadway productions of “Hello, Dolly” and “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

Guilford peace demonstration
As the country moves close to war, activists have stepped up their campaign for peace. In Brattleboro on Monday, eight protesters were arrested at a National Guard office.

UVM heads to NCAA Championships
The University of Vermont men’s basketball team leaves Tuesday for Salt Lake City to compete in the NCAA tournament. It’s the first time the Catamounts have made it to the national championships in the history of UVM men’s basketball.

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