Fri 29-AUG-2014 6 P.M. News Script

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Heroin gets all the press -- but it's not the sole source of Vermont's drug problem. Many opiate addicts are reliant on pills -- prescribed and otherwise. Now the state is crafting new rules for doctors that would make it harder to prescribe opiates to patients suffering from chronic pain. Barbara Cimaglio (sah-MIG-lee-oh) is Vermont's deputy health commissioner. She joins us now to discuss the state's efforts to better regulate the prescription of narcotics. ((what would the rules do to change how doctors treat pain?)) ((**how often are addicts abusing the current system?)) ((are doctors too quick to prescribe drugs?)) ((as a result of these new rules could a patient who needs pain meds not get them?)) ((how much extra effort will this require from physicians?)) ((the Vermont Prescription Drug Monitoring System has been around for a while. Why do doctors need to be told to use it? Are they not using it now?)) ((how can you be sure doctors are going to comply with these new rules?)) ((has the medical community done enough to prevent addiction?))

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A programming note. There will be no Thirty on Monday due to network coverage of the U-S Open. But we're back on Tuesday and will welcome former Vermont governor Jim Douglas. We'll talk to Douglas about his new autobiography which is coming out next week. So join us Tuesday at 5-30 on The Thirty.

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Good evening. I'm Darren Perron. And I'm Julie Kelley. In for Kristin tonight. Burlington College tensions--rise to a new level. Angry students confront their college President--calling for her to step down. And--they may have succeeded. Shelby Cashman witnessed the confrontation. She's live outside the college tonight. Shelby, what happened? Darren and Julie--after months of turmoil here at Burlington College--the students finally got their shot at speaking directly to the school's--President Christine Plunkett. It was a chaotic and heated scene--that culminated in a surprising statement from President Plunkett.

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((00:32:35 Student "All your faculty and staff and students are asking you to leave the community. Plunkett: ok I resign happy goodbye. Students: Cheers" 00:32:44)) That's Burlington College President Christine Plunkett--telling her students-she's done. A group of around 20 students--surrounded her car--following a college board of trustees meeting Friday morning--at the Burlington Chamber of Commerce. ((00:22:03 Molly Skerry/Student "We love Burlington College. We love our faculty. We love our staff. And we fully believe in this institution. The only thing we dont believe in anymore is the leadership of Christine Plunkett." 00:22:13)) And this pinnacle moment--has been months in the making. The college spiraled out of financial control following the purchase of the old Burlington Diocese property--back in 20-10. Audits reveal the college is hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt--with no clear plan--to pay the money back. ((NATS??)) Students and faculty issued letters of no confidence in the leadership of President Plunkett earlier this month. Tuesday--it was revealed the school had not been making its regular bi-weekly deposits to employee retirement accounts -- and employee contributions were not deposited either. Plunkett called it an "inadvertent oversight." It has been fixed. And Dean of Academics and Vice President for Student Affairs--Stephen St.Onge--joined several other faculty and staff--and resigned two weeks ago. In an interview earlier the month--President Plunkett told Channel Three News--that she has worked so hard for this college--and would continue to do everything she could to ensure its survival. But she did admit--to feeling the pressure of controversy. ((00:52:15 Christine Plunkett "It's a very difficult environment to work in when there are constant financial pressures." 00:52:20)) An environment--she may be leaving. Despite Plunkett's declaration to students, the college -- nor its board of trustees -- confirmed her resignation. Calls to the board President Yves Bradley--and Plunkett herself--were not returned. ((nats: hey hey gotta go)) But the students say--they finally got their wish. ((00:33:50 David Littlefield/Student "I feel elated. We've been working really hard for a while to get this pushed out, and I think the faculty and staff are going to be really pumped with what happened today." 00:33:58))

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Again--there is no confirmation that Christine Plunkett has resigned. The students tell me they are taking her at her word. But Plunkett herself --her spokesperson--nor the board have said whether she is still the college President. Darren?

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Police are investigating a shooting in the town of Newport, New Hampshire. Police were called to a house on Laurel Street around 8:00 Thursday night. A male victim was airlifted to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. His name and condition have not been released. And authorities have not released any other information about the case -- including whether they have any suspects. But a witness told WMUR TV that a man was taken away from the scene in handcuffs. And police said there is no danger to the public.

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He killed two Dartmouth college professors and now, a Vermont man's sentence could be reduced. The New Hampshire Supreme Court has ordered a new sentencing hearing for Robert Tulloch. Tulloch was 17 when he and another teen murdered Half (hoff) and Suzanne (suzanna) Zantop. Tulloch was sentenced to life without parole. Two years ago, the U-S Supreme Court ruled that a mandatory life sentence for juveniles amounts to cruel and unusual punishment. Prosecutors fought the new sentencing hearing, but the New Hampshire high court ruled for it.

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Bubble zones verses Buffer zones. New language -- a new debate -- about demonstrators outside Planned Parenthood in Burlington. Jennifer Reading has the latest.

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Patient privacy and free speech are once again at odds in the Queen City. ((NATS "praying")) Agnes Clift calls herself a "sidewalk councilor." The anti-abortion advocate has been praying outside Planned Parenthood for more than a decade. ((Agnes Clift/opposes abortion 00:27:18 "even one person praying outside an abortion clinic helps women.")) In July -- Burlington stopped enforcing its 35 foot buffer zones -- around reproductive clinics -- after the US Supreme Court ruled the "no protest" areas -- unconstitutional -- in a Massachusetts case. ((Agnes Clift/opposes abortion 00:25:52 "the Supreme Court clearly said that we should be able to offer people literature and offer them help. And that's what we're here for.")) But Planned Parenthood officials were outraged by the decision. ((Jill Krowinski/Planned Parenthood 00:34:54 "to Planned Parenthood ...and our patients felt like they were saying being harassed is ok.")) Jill Krowinski heads educational outreach for the organization. She and other supporters used the ruling as a rally cry for action. ((Jill Krowinski/Planned Parenthood 00:31:54 "we reviewed all the options that they put forth and really wanted to have something that was narrowly tailored and really reacted to the problems we were having and the bubble zone definitely did that.")) Planned Parenthood proposed the ordinance to the city council earlier this month. It establishes an 8 foot bubble around a patient or staffer -- rather than keeping protestors a certain distance from the building. It's a solution that worked in Colorado -- and has yet to be voided by the high court. ((Jill Krowinski/Planned Parenthood 00:30:53 "if I come up to you, I approach you and I say can I hand you this flyer? If you say no, no means no. And you can continuing going on. If an individual continues to harass or communicate with you inside that zone that is a violation.")) ((Agnes Clift/opposes abortion 00:23:54 "I'm not going to say it's better. I'm going to say it's different and if it's 8 foot rather than 35 foot, we're more likely to be heard.")) Planned Parenthood claims patients are being videotaped -- harassed and followed by the protestors. Allegations -- Clift denies. She believes the bubble zone will be hard to enforce and lead to false accusations. ((Jill Krowinski/Planned Parenthood 00:37:14 "I don't think there's an easy answer for how we fix this.")) Now the city is weighing in. In a statement ... Burlington City Attorney -- Eileen Blackwood says: ((GRX)) "The Ordinance Committee has asked our office to look at the proposal, particularly the constitutionality of the language requested ...We will be giving the Committee further information on that question next month." For now -- the protestors are staying put. Jennifer Reading Channel 3 News Burlington.

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Next month the Ordinance Committee will hold a public hearing to collect testimony on the issue. A date for that meeting has not been set.

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There are new concerns this evening about West Nile virus. The state health department says, tests confirmed the presence of the virus in Brattleboro, Putney, Rockingham and Newbury. In fact, now health officials say, its likely present in every part of the state. There aren't any reports of people getting sick from West Nile this year. Your risk is highest in the late summer through the first hard frost.

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What a night to be outside. Nick got a pretty sweet assignment. He's hanging out at the Champlain Valley Fair tonight. Very pleasant weather at the fair right now. We're seeing plenty of sunshine with comfortable temps. As we head through the overnight high pressure will hold it's ground with mostly clear skies. However, a system back to our west will catch up to us later in the weekend. By Sunday showers and storms will develop, and become more widespread later in the day. We may also see a few more showers on Monday afternoon. (wx script)

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A new report lays much of the blame for Vermont's error-ridden health exchange rollout on its administration. State House reporter Kyle Midura dug through the documents and joins us live. Kyle - what did you find out?

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(( Kyle LL The report indicates the Shumlin administration ceded ownership of the project and did not have the necessary structure or processes available to hold its now-fired contractor accountable. )) The report released Friday details a lack of oversight in the build out of Vermont Health Connect. Its authors say Vermont needs an IT Director with experience handling hundred million dollar projects--something the Shumlin administration did NOT have when it began constructing the nearly 200-million dollar exchange. Now they are in talks to fill the position. To date, the only person connected to the exchange to lose his job is Human Services Secretary Doug Racine... all of the other other major players remain in place. The report details problem with project management within the Shumlin Administration and an absence of well-defined objectives and delivery dates. ((9:46 - :53 Lawrence Miller - Vermont Health Reform Chief what we didn't do well in the past was do that underlying work and really vet out the qality of the project management plan)) Health Reform Chief Lawrence Miller says they set deadlines but did not initially identify ways to meet them. He and Department of Vermont Health Access Commissioner Mark Larson say the report is a snapshot of the state of the system as of June. They say work addressing many of the problems is already underway -- including rectifying the backlog of coverage plans requiring changes and firing the project contractor -- CGI. ((49:31 - :35 Mark Larson - Dept. of Vt. Health Access Commissioner we haven't descoped any major functionality)) Promised but yet to arrive cabilities for the website will be frozen through much of the winter, as administrators focus almost exclusively on solidifying workarounds for November's enrollment and re-enrollment period. ((19:57 - :08 Lawrence Miller - Vermont Health Reform Chief we've got the ability to take the right amount of time to go through full end to end testing on all components and then come up with something we know works, solidly)) Miller says he's confident they can ensure the problems don't affect the customer experience moving forward. Larson say the good news is the report indicates they do have a structure to build upon -- one that could still be the basis for a single-payer system. ((50:10 - :13 Mark Larson - Dept. of Vt. Health Access Commissioner there's no recommendation that says start again.)) ((KYLE LL TAG It won't be clear if the exchange has increased or decreased the percentage of Vermonters with health insurance until early next year. That's when the Department of Financial Regulation will release the results of its annual survey. KM, Ch.3 BTV ))

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A Clarendon man convicted of murder gets a shorter sentence -- while behind bars. Elizabeth Keatinge has more on this rare legal deal. Elizabeth. It was a love triangle turned fatal. Trevor Herrick admitted to stabbing his girlfriend's husband Kerry Munger twice, killing him in the parking lot of the Diamond Run mall in 2010. Now Herrick will serve just over half the time of his original sentence. A judge agreed to throw out his original sentence and replace it with a shorter one, in what an expert we spoke with says is an unusual legal agreement.

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Family of 52-year-old Kerry Munger watched as the man who allegedly had an affair with their family member's wife and was then found guilty of stabbing him to death was brought to justice in the Rutland Courthouse in 2010. Clarendon man Trevor Herrick was sentenced to 22 years to life after a jury convicted him of murder. This week, Herrick's sentence was shortened to 20 years to life and he'll now only serve a total of 13 years in prison. ((Jerry O'Neill 00:59:06:06" What Mr Herrick really received was a vacated original sentence." )) Legal expert Jerry O'Neill explains that Herrick's attorney exercised a legal move that many incarcerated individuals attempt, but rarely works in their favor. ((Jerry O'Neill 01:01:19:21" I dont have any percentage numbers but it is a very small number 01:01:23:02 most of the time the post conviction relief is unsuccessful but a relatively small percentage I am sure it is in the single percentage fidgets are successful." 01:01:31:11)) In a hearing Thursday, a judge agreed to shorten Herrick's sentence after hearing evidence that his 6th amendment right to an impartial jury had been violated. Donald Lizotte, who sat on the jury in Herrick's 2010 trial revealed that he kept information regarding a family member of his who had been allegedly killed. ((Jerry O'Neill " its a very important thing to know and hardly someone who is likely to be an impartial jure particular in a homicide case like this one that person made some inaccurate statements with respect to that never acknowledge that had been the case and so 01:03:00:19 )) O'Neill says that the parties likely agreed to a shorter sentence, rather than going through a new trial.

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Under the order, Herrick will now only serve 8 more years. He has already served 5 at the Marble Valley Correctional facility. When he is released, he will be on probation for life.

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Concerns about oil trains in the North Country. Residents fear their homes could be in danger. But emergency officials say -- don't worry. Logan Crawford has more on that.

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((nats train)) Mel Frechette lives by the train tracks in Plattsburgh. (tile 3211 00:00:51:29) ((Mel Frechette/Plattsburgh "I'm extremely concerned about these oil tankers. The potential for disaster is grave. It's not minimal it's grave." 00:01:02:09)) Many northern New York residents like Frechette are worried these oil train cars could explode -- which happened in Quebec last year -- killing 47 people. (tile 00:09) ((John Andrus/Plattsburgh "You're carrying time bombs, it's crude oil, and it's a threat to our communities, our lives, and our environment. And I can't accept that." 00:18)) More than 1-hundred concerned citizens and environmental officials gathered at Plattsburgh City Hall to discuss the issue. (tile 00:28) ((John Sheehan/Adirondack Council "We're really concerned a little bit of oil can cause an awful lot of damage. So we'd like to see them reroute the traffic. If we can't get that done I think we'd like to see the DOT-111 faulty railcars eliminated. They should not be carrying oil of kind or any kind of hazardous material because they are so prone to leaking when the trains derail." 00:48)) (tile 3215 00:12:30:29) ((Logan Crawford/Plattsburgh "Trains carrying crude oil pass through Plattsburgh here -- just feet from residents' homes. Local officials are asking the railroad company to work on safety upgrades to the train tracks." 00:12:42:05)) ((nats: train)) But emergency officials in the north country stress that train derailments are rare. And residents shouldn't worry. (tile 3216 00:15:19:27) ((Eric Day/Clinton County Emergency Services "They continue to do maintenance and replacement of rail and track work. So any work that they're doing to the rail line is a plus. It certainly reinforces it and makes it that much stronger and theoretically thereby improves safety." 00:15:36:23)) Emergency officials say first responders in the area are preparing for a possible oil train derailment. (tile 3216 00:14:51:22) ((Eric Day/Clinton County Emergency Services "Local responders are trained to deal with flamable liquids but not typically in that quantity. So it would be something very different but we're training for it and have some capabilities to respond to it." 00:15:04:27)) There are also concerns about the trains affecting the economy in both New York and Vermont -- if oil spills into Lake Champlain. (tile 3211 00:03:44:28) ((Mel Frechette/Plattsburgh "All we got to do is put the pipeline in. And get these trains out of the way." 00:03:49:13)) According to the US department of transportation -- they're proposing to replace older DOT-111 tank cars with new ones in the next 2 years. Logan Crawford, channel 3 news, Plattsburgh. -3-

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While I'm filling in for Kristin here ... I'm also getting ready for The Weekend morning show tomorrow. A group of Vermonters is on their way to Italy this morning to compete in the Dragon Boat World Championships. Dragonheart Vermont is sending five teams to compete in the Dragon Boat World Championships in Ravenna, Italy starting Wednesday. Irene Farrah says, her cancer diagnosis was a shock and so is finding herself competing in a sports event.

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((00:26:34- 00:26:56 It's unexpected, it's weird thing go through, but the end of it all, I really see dragonheart Vermont and the people at fletcher Allen as kind of the silver lining of this terrible thing to go through, but at the end I've discovered this totally new thing for me. at my age.)) It's also a new experience for another survivor and both their husbands! Join us tomorrow morning starting at 6am --- to hear about how paddling has changed their lives.

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Julie ... there's something for everyone on our new weekend morning show! It's true. Tomorrow morning we'll also go in depth on something a lot of people like --- wine! We'll find out how the weather has impacted the grapes. Plus, have you ever wanted to go paragliding? Our destination recreation lets you experience it and decide if that should be your next adventure!

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We now know when Governor Peter Shumlin will officially kick-off his campaign for re-election. It will happen on September 9th. The democrat is seeking his third two-year term. He's made no secret he is running -- and has raised more than a million dollars for his campaign. But Shumlin refuses to engage his opponents until after Labor Day. His main opponent this year is Scott Milne -- who won this week's Republican primary.

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A new theatre is being built in downtown White River Junction. Backers say, it will take center stage when it comes to the community's growth. Adam Sullivan reports.

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Northern Stage- and small theatre group in downtown White River Junction that is not afraid to think big. ((Amanda Rafuse/Northern Stage: "heightened production values, more accessibility and more comfortable seating.")) (nats) Performances by the acting company currently take place here at the Briggs Opera House on Main Street-- where they have been renting space for almost two decades. But this rendering represents the future. ((Rafuse: "there is a lot of development happening in White River Junction and this is just another aspect to that that is going to help spur the economy even further and really make this an art-centric economic engine.")) The new theatre will be built in the footprint on an un-occupied warehouse adjacent to the group's administration offices on Gates Street. A state of the art facility that will be designed with the intimate feel of Briggs. ((Stuart Duke/Design and Production Director: "they will feel so excited about the trappings of this new space and yet at the same time, the fundamental relationship with the performers on stage will seem very very familiar to them.")) The organization has already raised 6.7 million dollars towards it's 9 million dollar goal. A project that supporters say not only represents the future of Northern Stage, but also, the community as a whole. ((Rafuse: "everyone that we have spoken to whether is it individuals or businesses or even the town of Hartford have been so excited about it. And that really energizes us and really excites us to know that were are doing the right thing for this community and for this theatre.")) ((Sullivan: "the theatre group still has more than 2 million dollars to raise but the money generated so far guarantees that a ground breaking will take place this Fall. With the lights being turned on at the new facility is just a year's time. Adam Sullivan channel three news in White River Junction."))

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You can find out more information about the company and how to contribute at our website, WCAX (DOT) COM. ((www.northernstage.or g))

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If you're hitting the road this holiday weekend ... expect delays in southern Vermont. Vtrans says traffic will be slow on Interstate 91 in the Southbound lane between exits 2 and 3 on Sunday and Monday. Drivers are asked to plan for the extra travel time.

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It'll be smooth sailing on New York roads this holiday weekend. Governor Cuomo has directed New York state agencies to stop any road work that would cause traffic delays over the holiday. The initiative -- called "Drivers First"-- will suspend lane closures and other non-emergency construction between now and Tuesday. Drivers can call 511 for the latest on traffic conditions.

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Dan is here. A nice start to the weekend ahead?

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Tonight will be mostly clear and comfortable. Lows will reach 48/58. The holiday weekend isn't looking like a total washout, but won't be perfect: Warmer, more humid air will be moving in on Saturday on an increasingly strong, south wind as a frontal system comes our way. While we will see some clouds from time to time, we should stay dry through the day. Sunday will be a different story; showers and t-storms will develop, and become more numerous through the afternoon. Some of the t-storms could drop some locally heavy downpours. Sunday is also looking very humid. Much of Labor Day is looking ok. However, a trailing trough could touch off a few more showers and t-storms, mainly during the afternoon. We'll catch a brief break on Tuesday morning, then another cold front will trigger more showers and t-storms Tuesday afternoon and evening. Then we should quiet down again towards midweek next week.

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One person is in critical condition after a car crash in St. Albans town this morning. The car was westbound on Route 36 near the intersection of Rugg Road -- when it went off the road -- and crashed into a clump of trees. Police say they had to first stabilize the vehicle before they could get the driver out -- who was traveling alone -- and was trapped inside. Police are investigating the cause of the crash. The driver has not yet been identified.

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Two people in Essex are accused of assault and robbery. Police responded to the Pinewood development on Valleyview drive for a report of an armed robbery. The victim told police they were threatened with a knife during the assault -- but not injured. Investigators say the man behind the attack is 19 year old Ian Gilbert -- he's been charged with Assault and Robbery. A 17 year old girl was also cited into court in connection with the crime.

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St. Albans police say a stolen gun -- has been connected to another crime -- an aggravated assault. Police say Christopher Bailey stole a hand gun earlier in the month -- and a week later used that gun to threaten a woman. When police tried to arrest Bailey -- he took off -- but was eventually found hiding under a parked car. Investigators say Bailey had already ditched the gun -- but they eventually found it -- fully loaded -- on the roof of Turning Point. That's news around the region.

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Starting Line Sports ...and we are indeed at the starting line of my favorite time of year. The high school football season in Vermont has arrived. I'm at Essex High School, where tonight, the Hornets will host the reigning Division One state champs, the Middlebury Tigers. It's one of eight games around the state tonight...with eight more tomorrow. These teams have been practicing and for the past couple of weeks, and many of the players have been preparing both mentally and physically for these opening games ever since their seasons came to an end last year. All that hard work and commitment leading them to this moment...and they cannot wait.

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((TRT: 27 ... OC: MOTIVATED TO PLAY.))

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This is what the Week One schedule looks like...eight games tonight...eight more tomorrow...D-3 champs Woodstock put their 31 game win streak on the line...it's a new era in Hartford...Matt Trombley is the new head coach, taking over for Mike Stone who stepped down after 28 seasons leading the Hurricanes...we'll have more on Stone's new job coming up later... On Saturday...Rice begins it's bid for a third straight Division Two title... Rutland and Burr & Burton have to make the long bus rides to the Kingdom to face St. J and Lyndon...how does Mill River bounce back after losing the heartbreaker to Woodstock in the D-3 title game last fall ...all the questions start to get answered this weekend.

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And we kick off what will be another great season of high school football coverage tonight at 11pm with Week One of the Friday Football Frenzy. If you are at a game tonight...tweet us a thought or send a photo by using the hashtag #FFFrenzy.

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A third of Autistic children still have difficulty speaking at age 5, even after years of early intervention. Now U-C-L-A researchers are discovering that tablets and I-PADS can help those children learn to communicate. Danielle Nottingham reports.

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Supers: :08-:11 Mee Fung Almeida, Lance's mother :30-:41 Dr. Connie Kasari//UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment :42-:48 Danielle Nottingham/CBS News TRT 1:29 (PKG) (QUICK NATS) LANCE PLAYING FIVE YEAR OLD LANCE ALMEIDA COULD ONLY SAY ABOUT 10 WORDS UNTIL HE STARTING USING AN IPAD. (NATS) (Mee Fung Almeida, Lance's mother) "it's helped him exponentially, exponentially" LANCE WAS PART OF A STUDY AT UCLA THAT LOOKED AT ABOUT 60 CHILDREN WITH AUTISM 5 TO 8 YEARS OLD. ALL RECEIVED SPEECH THERAPY FOR SIX MONTHS, HALF ALSO USED AN IPAD. (NATS) Children who had access to a tablet on average doubled the amount of words in their vocabulary (Dr. Connie Kasari//UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment) "if you entered the study with fewer than 20 words you maybe exited the study in 6 months with 100 words, which is quite significant" (Danielle Nottingham Bridge) "researchers say the earlier in therapy children get their hands on one of these tablets, the better the results Doctor Connie Kasari says children benefit because the tablet allows for repeated practice. The device can also help clarify words the child is struggling with and the child may feel less pressure to communicate. (Dr. Connie Kasari//UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment) by the end of therapy, he was able to use enough words and confident enough in his own ability to speak that he started not to use it or rely on it as much" LANCE'S PARENTS SAY HE NOW USES ABOUT 100 WORDS... AND EVEN COMES BACK TO UCLA TO HELP TRAIN THERAPISTS. (Mee Fung Almeida, Lance's mother//she begins to water up at end) "I hope if we can help out one parent that's out there, it's worth it" DANIELLE NOTTINGHAM, CBS NEWS, LOS ANGELES.

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The Centers for Disease Control estimate 1 in 68 children have autism. That's health watch.

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Dan is back. And we're talking about thunderstorms.

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There is a new art exhibit opening this weekend in the Champlain Valley. It features 6 artists, who between them, have more than 514 years of life experience. Judy Simpson reports.

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The folks at the Our Lady of Providence residential care facility in Winooski celebrate mass every morning. Something these Nuns have been doing for decades,. But Friday there was something New to celebrate. ((Sister Arlene Gates/ Our Lady of Providence 00:00:19:00" I was offered a chance to follow an art course I thought I am not sure at my age but it is always a challenge I believe in challenges so I said let me try i'll see what I can do." 00:00:32:24)) 6 women, ranging in age from 80 to over 90 years old, including 5 nuns participated in a 12 week long art course. Sister Germaine painted posies. (( Sister Germaine Richer 00:04:21:00" I love flowers JS asks are you an artist? 00:04:27:16 "Not really but I think I could have been 00:04:36:29 I think I would have liked to be it is something that, nature talks to me.")) Friday they got the chance to see their paintings for the very first time in frames on the wall. ((Js asks "the name of your painting again? The Waterfall 00:18:04:18 because water is the source of life 00:18:14:02 Oh Oh )) None of these nuns have ever taken a formal art class before. But all of them picked a photograph to paint, with their own interpretation, Sister Marie's is called Lilly Pond Fantasy. ((00:20:31:07 Sister? (fish and frog) Sister Marie Heintz "We had a group of pictures to choose from and we each chose a picture so I was very attracted to that, it did not have a fish and a frog but I thought somehow it needed something else so I added that." 00:20:48:00 Pond Lilly fantasy)) Sister Arlene and Pierette Roy picked the same photo, of a cottage by the shore ((Pierrette Roy 00:22:32:26" there is a little shanty on the Island , this dream island and the ocean and the beach and an overturned boat ready to go out again my friend Sister Arlene painted the same scene but this one is hers down here and this one she used a sort of monocromatic shades of blue different shades of blues same setting different interpretation I think hers is superior to mine because it just strikes you so beautifully that nice white frame around there." 00:23:16:25)) Sister Doris was born in Maine but as a Nun she spent more than 30 years in Malawi, Africa. Her painting THE WATERFALL reflects both worlds. ((Sister Doris Gastonguay 00:19:31:00" So I am transported from Maine the Pine Tree State to Malawi the warm heart of africa 00:19:47:25 Life has to be nurished by water or you have nothing so this is THE WATERFALL telling its story. Which is the story of my l ife." 00:19:56:18)) The inspiration behind all this artwork is Pam Favreau who volunteered her time and materials to teach the class.She had a lot of help from Sister Bridget. ((Pam Favreau /art teacher volunteer00:25:38:18" Knowing them as well as i do now I think if I picked a word to discribe the whole group it would be humble, this is a group of women that has just lead exceptional lives of service and giving but as you talk to them I am sure you wouldn't find one that would blow their own horn. 00:25:52:25 I just wanted to give them a little chance to shine and they have far exceeded my expectations." 00:25:59:07)) And these students say they plan to continue to work on their craft, and want to create more works of art. ((JS SU 00:34:26:07" The paintings will be on display at the O'Brien Community Center until September 26th and there will be a reception, and a chance to meet the artists Saturday afternoon JS ch 3 news Winooski"00 ;34 ;38 ;27))

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The Nuns came up with a name for their exhibit. It is called 'Who Says Oldies Can't Paint.'

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As we mentioned last night at 6pm, the Norwich football team has been tabbed as the preseason favorite to win the ECFC title. The Cadets open their season a week from tomorrow at home against RPI. This afternoon, Norwich was on Sabine Field, facing Plymouth State in a scrimmage. The game was the first in maroon and gold for a face very familiar on the Vermont football community. In June, Mike Stone stepped down after 28 seasons has head coach at Hartford High School to return to his alma mater as the Cadets new defensive backs coach. A 1981 Norwich grad, Stone led the Hurricanes to ten state titles and 13 championship game appearances. It will be strange not seeing Stone on the sidelines when Hartford opens its season at home against Mount Anthony tonight, but Mike is excited about this new challenge and new chapter of his football career.

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(((Mike Stone/"I've learned a lot and I've only been here three weeks. The players here have been really good with me. I kind of have to earn their respect and they've been really good to me. As I expect most people to be. It's an honor. It's an honor. There's no other words. I'm happy to be here. I'm happy to be apart of it. It's an excellent opportunity and I don't think I'd like to be anywhere else.")))

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Here we are tonight getting ready to kick off the fall with high school football. Last night, they were saying goodbye to summer at Thunder Road. Last Thursday night race card of the season in Barre. It's was also the next to last event in the race to crown the Late Model King of the Road. Reigning King Derrick O'Donnell leading Nick Sweet by just 21 points heading into the evening. The drama in this one came in the consolation race when O'Donnell was involved in a crash...he started 14th in the Late Model feature and managed to work his way up to a third place finish. --- Barre's own Jim 'Boomer' Morris started from the poll, pulled way early, and then held off a late charge from Jason Allen in the final laps to pick up his second win of the season. Emily Packard and Sweet round out the top five in a caution free main event.

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((TRT: 17 ... OC: BOUNCE BACK))

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In the evening's other feature races, Mike Billado of Essex gets the win in the Tigers...Jamon Perry of Hardwick beat out his brother Jadon for the victory in the Street Stocks. It was also an emotional night in Barre for a fan favorite. Scott Fleishman has more on that. ((TRT: 2:10 ... OC: CHANNEL THREE SPORTS)) (((The name on the hoodie, Super Joe, says it all.))) ((("They call me that, because I'm a survivor."))) (((61 year old Super Joe Fecteau is battling cancer for the 5th time in his life.))) ((("Miracle. Miracle to be here."))) (((The most recent discovery in Fecteau's esophagus was caused by radiation treatments for his previous Hodgkins lymphoma.))) (((Joe Fecteau/"Kind of scared me when he told me about it. We had an interview today. We talked about it again. Surgery is critical, but the end result should benefit."))) (((But before he faces that surgery on September 5th, Super Joe, is slipping into his car of steele, for a night on the highbanks.))) (((Kyle Chapin/He's fun to be around. Definitely smiling all the time. He loves racing. That's his passion."))) ((("The good thing about Thunder Road, getting in that racecar, the whole world stops. You get in that car, you concentrate on the race. It's a very wonderful feeling."))) (((It's a feeling that the Hardwick resident has experienced for the last decade. After his third bout with cancer, Joe's brother bought him a car and told him to go have so fun.))) ((("It doesn't matter if you win. It's about being out here and enjoying everybody. I've got some trophies. I got some first place. I've got some second place. I've got some third and I got a lot of crashes too."))) ((("Due to his most recent cancer diagnosis in the spring, Joe has missed the entire season here at Thunder Road, which is why this night is so special. The final Thursday night on the highbanks for the summer will probably be the final time, Joe Fecteau ever competes here."))) ((("A lot is going through my mind of how this is all going to come out after the operation. I have no idea what kind of shape I'll be in. I'm going to fight it and hopefully, I'll get through it."))) (((He doesn't wear a fancy costume, but Joe Fecteau is a super hero. This car driving crusader continuing to fight the worst kind of villain. At Thunder Road in Barre. Scott Fleishman, Channel 3 sports.)))

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We all wish Super Joe the best in the fight ahead. A lot of hearts racing tonight around the state. The high school football season is here. Eight games tonight, including here at Essex with the reigning D-1 champs Middlebury in town. We'll have highlights from all eight games coming up at eleven in Week One of the Friday Football Frenzy.

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