Radio Free Vermont: Thursday, December 09, 2004

Thursday, December 09, 2004

Opec 'to cut production levels'

"Oil producing cartel Opec will cut back on overproduction early next year to prevent a further fall in prices, Kuwait's oil minister has said."

Editor's note: Simple supply & demand economics. They cut production, value (price) goes up. Flood the market, price goes down. Bring on soy diesel!

Gov. Douglas chooses Dep. Benard for Rut. Cty. Sheriff

"Governor taps Benard sheriff. County's lead lawman will take office Dec. 16"

Appeal filed in lesbian custody battle

"Phil Griffin, attorney for Lisa Miller-Jenkins, said Prosser's decision was correct.

'Virginia has jurisdiction, and Virginia made the right ruling on custody,' said Griffin, who added he had not yet seen Wednesday's brief."

(Editor's note: Told ya that this would become a jurisdictional battle to watch. Keep your eyes on this case.)

Montreal man sentenced to 30 months for smuggling cash

A Montreal accountant will serve 2 1/2 years in prison and turn over $640,000 he tried to smuggle across the U.S.-Canadian border.