Vermont Law School continues FEMA assistance for residents

first_imgVermont Law School,Vermont Law School’s Land Use Clinic and South Royalton Legal Clinic are continuing to help residents to fill out FEMA applications for Tropical Storm Irene-related damage from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday through Friday in the VLS Library. The South Royalton Legal Clinic also will provide civil legal assistance. For more information, call 802.831.1028. Residents should bring their Social Security number, address, contact telephone number, insurance information, total household income, bank routing and account information (if they want FEMA funds directly deposited into their bank account) and a description of losses caused by the disaster. If residents need additional legal advice, VLS volunteers will put them in contact with someone who can assist them. VLS faculty and student-clinicians are available to talk to the media about their relief efforts. VLS 9.6.2011last_img read more

Bhutto says terror threat is growing

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.But she said the bombing could unite her and other forces opposed to extremism, including military ruler President Gen. Pervez Musharraf. “He’s been the victim of assassination attacks and so have we,” Bhutto told a small group of journalists inside her heavily guarded Karachi residence. “I think certainly it will unite all those who are against extremism.” Bhutto’s return from an eight-year exile follows negotiations with Musharraf that could bring the longtime rivals together after January elections and see the corruption charges against her vanish. Bhutto, who is vying to become prime minister for a third time, has kept up her strong rhetoric against military rule and accuses elements within Musharraf’s administration and security services of plotting to kill her. She said military rule had only fueled militancy and warned that mujahedeen forces were turning their attention from Afghanistan to Pakistan. “The Taliban has regrouped and according to intelligence network estimates al-Qaida is also regrouping. It’s become clear that dictatorship is not working, that it’s actually making the situation more chaotic and anarchic,” she said. But Bhutto’s criticism has been tempered by conciliatory comments, suggesting that she views an alliance with Musharraf – a key U.S. ally in its war on terrorism – as her political destiny, one with the backing of Western governments. Bhutto returned to Pakistan on Thursday, but her jubilant greeting by more than 150,000 supporters was shattered by the bombing just before midnight. Using a device laden with nuts, bolts and ball bearings, the attacker – yet to be identified – killed about 50 of her party’s security detail, at least 18 police escorting her and scores of supporters. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PAKISTAN: Ex-prime minister says she feels some connection to the nation’s military ruler. By Matthew Pennington THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KARACHI, Pakistan – Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto warned Sunday that Taliban and al-Qaida militants have gained ground in Pakistan, making her first public appearance since narrowly escaping a suicide assassination attempt that killed 136 people. last_img read more