Radio Free Vermont: Friday, December 17, 2004

Friday, December 17, 2004

Henry Butson sentenced to 25 to life in double killing

The man who has admitted killing his former girlfriend and her friend 18 months ago was sentenced Friday to 25 years to life in prison.

NRC gets earful at Brattleboro meeting

Nuclear regulatory officials came under tough questioning Thursday as they described two recent inspections at the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.

The Disappearance of Private Land

Listed as one of the 10 planks in the Communist Manifesto is "the abolition of private property and the application of all rents of land to public purposes."

As we keep demanding more tax dollars be spent on buying private property for forests, open space and parks, we tend to forget that in the United States it has long been a constitutional right for ‘the people’ to own the land. In Socialist and Communist nations the Government owns the land.

Environmentalists Are 'Fomenting False Fears in order to promote agendas and raise money"

"My view of this is that the media is like the guy going down the street with a sign that says 'The End of the World is Near,' and he picks a date and the day comes and goes, and the world doesn't end. So he doesn't stop with the sign. He goes home, makes another sign, puts a new date on it, and starts marching again. That's the way the media is," Crichton said.

The Future of Outdoor Recreation Activities In Vermont

"FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact information: Linda Henzel, 802-241-3688, Vermont Dept. of Forests, Parks and Recreation The future of outdoor recreation activities in Vermont is the subject of the next Vermont Outdoor Recreation Plan, 2005-2009. A final draft of the entire plan, which includes a chapter devoted to trails-based recreation, is now available for review at the following website: To reach the document directly in Word (.doc) or Acrobat (.pdf) use the following addresses: The public is invited to send comments regarding this draft document until February 15, 2005 to Linda Henzel at the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, 103 South Main Street, Waterbury, VT 05671-0601,, or 802-241-3688. A comprehensive plan for outdoor recreation in each state is a requirement for receiving support from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The National Park Service in the U.S. Department of the Interior is the federal partner working with the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation in administering the LWCF. Since 1965, the LWCF has provided Vermont communities and state agencies with more than 30 million dollars toward the acquisition, conservation, and development of outdoor recreation areas and facilities. The more than 500 separate recreation projects, which have taken place in more than 100 Vermont communities, were submitted as priorities for their towns based on criteria that were established following LWCF guidelines. As part of the planning process, Vermont periodically evaluates the quality and need for outdoor recreation and seeks public opinion regarding recreational opportunities throughout the state. Please contact Linda Henzel at the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation,, 802-241-3688 for more information."

Hillary Clinton Wins Liberal German Media Prize

"Among the other left-wing winners in the past were UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, former South African President Nelson Mandela and deceased Palestinian leader Yassir Arafat."

Castro's Grandaughter Takes U.S. Citizenship

"At a giant citizenship ceremony at the Miami Beach Convention Center on Wednesday, Alina 'Mum�n' Salgado, 26, daughter of Alina Fern�ndez, one of Fidel Castro's daughters in exile, was among the 6,000 people who became U.S. citizens, according to a report in the Miami Herald."

New Hampshire Fish and Game backs more forest logging

The state's Fish and Game Department would like to see more logging allowed on the White Mountain National Forest.

Bush Signs Intelligence Overhaul Bill

"The new law includes a host of anti-terrorism provisions, such as letting officials wiretap 'lone wolf' terrorists and improving airline baggage screening procedures. It increases the number of full-time border patrol agents by 2,000 per year for five years and imposes new federal standards on information that driver's licenses must contain."