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Bourdeau Bros Named October Business of the Month
By Beth Crosby
   October 2006 Business of the Month award recipient is Bourdeau and Bushey, Inc., located in Middlebury.
    James Bushey started Bourdeau and Bushey, Inc along with Germain and Remi Bourdeau in 1982. Their location on Seymour Street was formerly owned by Ralston Purina, and then by Wayne Feeds, before they bought it in 1982. Bourdeau and Bushey's motto is “We care for your land and animals”, and they do just that by providing essential services to area farmers.
    Bourdeau and Bushey, Inc. is primarily a dairy agricultural business, providing dairy farmers with the services and products to run their farms successfully. They do this by providing soil and feed testing in addition to spreading fertilizer and lime and providing feed.   [ more ]

Retired Army Lieutenant General And Yale Professor William E. Odom Urges Quick Withdrawal From Iraq
By Ed Barna
    Lt. General William E. Odom, who came to Middlebury College on 10-11 to speak about “American Hegemony in Light of the Invasion of Iraq,” is among those whose thoughts on war are quoted on’s website.
    He’s there after the Dalai Lama proclaiming that “All forms of violence, especially war, are totally unacceptable as means to settle disputes between and among nations, groups and persons.” He precedes William Ramsey Clark’s conclusion that “The greatest crime since World War II has been U.S. foreign policy.”
    Odom’s contribution, which he repeated for more than 100 students, faculty members, and others in packed Dana Auditorium, was that “Acts of terror have never brought down liberal democracies. Acts of parliament have closed a few.”
    Odom also reiterated his April 2004 call for the earliest feasible withdrawal from Iraq, and his declaration in the fall of 2005 that the invasion of that country is likely to be “the greatest strategic disaster in American history.” Asked about Afghanistan afterward, he said we should abandon that costly and unwinnable conflict as well.
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