March 21, 2003 – News at a glance

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Interview: Ecumenical council
Steve Delaney talks with Reverend Rick Neu about Vermont churches that are adjusting their services in reaction to the war in Iraq. (Listen to the interview online.) (VPR)

Rutland navy officer
With war underway against Iraq, one Vermonter is playing a very key role in the U.S. battle plan. Rear Admiral Barry Costello is a Rutland native who now commands nine ships in the Persian Gulf. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

War protests
For weeks, war protesters in Vermont have been planning to take action as soon as the hostilities in Iraq began. Thursday, demonstrators took to the streets in a number of Vermont communities to speak out against the war. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Douglas defends Act 60 plan
Governor Jim Douglas is defending his new Act 60 reform plan from some strong criticism from House Republican leaders. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

School choice lawsuit
A Washington-based education organization announced Thursday that its filing a lawsuit against the state of Vermont. The suit claims the state is discriminating against families who want to use public tax dollars to send their children to religious schools. (VPR)

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