May 16, 2002 - News at a Glance

05/16/02 12:00AM



Interview: Mandated Reporting
Steve Delaney interviews William Young on how the mandated reporting law for child abuse cases applies to church clergy. Young is the commissioner of the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services. (Listen to the interview online.) (VPR)

IBM Capacity
Sam Palmisano, IBM's chief executive, told stock analysts in New York Wednesday that the company has too much capacity at its computer-chip plants. His report to the analysts took place while Vermonters waited for word on possible job cuts at the IBM plant in Essex Junction, but there were no specifics yet. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Dean to Meet IBM Officials
Governor Howard Dean will meet with IBM officials on Thursday to discuss the company's future in Vermont. Dean says he expects that IBM will lay off some workers at its Essex Junction facility but the governor doubts the plant will be sold. (Listen to the story online or read the transcript.) (VPR)

Flanagan Announces for Treasurer
Former State Auditor Ed Flanagan announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for treasurer on Wednesday. The office will be open this November because incumbent Republican Treasurer Jim Douglas is running for governor. (VPR)

Flanagan Announces Treasurer
Former State Auditor Ed Flanagan announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for treasurer on Wednesday. The office will be open this November because incumbent Republican Treasurer Jim Douglas is running for governor. (VPR)

Federal Education Money
Governor Howard Dean meets today with school superintendents to discuss his desire to reject some federal aid to education. Dean said last month that he is considering rejecting the money because it requires the state to administer a battery of expensive standardized tests. (AP)

Lyndon Water Supply
Residents in part of Lyndonville are being asked not to drink the water, which may have been contaminated after a break-in at the reservoir. An alternative water supply will be available today in Lyndonville, where vandalism at the reservoir has raised questions of water contamination. Testing to be sure the water is good will take about a week. (AP)

Legislative Compromise Plans
Legislators have made some tentative progress in conference committee discussions on closing the gaps between House and Senate versions of bills on Medicaid and Act 60. (AP)

Redistricting
Residents of Ira, Vermont say their town is too small to be divided by redrawn district lines for seats in the House. The committee dealing with reapportionment will hear their objections next week. (AP)
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