Fri 21-NOV-2014 6 P.M. News Script

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Americans will consume almost 11-billon cans of cranberry jelly sauce this holiday season. But if you want to make your own this year -- sans the can and the lines -- Chef Robert Dumas of the New England Culinary Institute is here to show us how! ((sauce vs jelly debate)) ((history of cranberry sauce)) ((cranberries are an interesting fruit))

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Monday on the Thirty -- we Set the Stage with Vermont jazz singer Audrey Bernstein. Audrey is set to release her second album. Hear why she has several in the music world talking on Monday -- at 5-30 on The Thirty.

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Good evening. I'm Darren Perron. And I'm Kristin Kelly. A new review finds failures in Vermont's child protection system. The report follows the death of two toddlers -- who entered state custody -- and were returned to their homes -- where police say they were killed. Kyle Midura is here with the details, Kyle. The report reveals substantial flaws handling the cases... by the Department for Children and Families, police, judges, and community-based services. Its authors say re-unification, substance abuse, physical abuse, and information sharing all require new approaches.

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The Child Death Review Report became public Friday. Compiled by members of the Vermont Citizen's Advisory Board - it follows the deaths of Dezirae Sheldon and Peighton Geraw earlier this year. The state took custody of both children initially, but ultimately returned them to dangerous households. Sheldon's step-father Dennis Duby stands accused of her murder, while Nytosha LaForces is charged with the death of her child Peighton Geraw. (0014:30:00) ((Dr. Joseph Hagan - Vt. Citizen's Advisory Board This is a call to all of us to look very carefully at how we're going to take care of one another how we're going to take care of the most vulnerable)) Board members received special investigative permission to look into the confidential cases. Their report details inadequate, conflicting policies and workers frequently failing to follow them. Critical information never made it into records in many instances, while lack of sharing led to sub-standard results in others. But despite more than a dozen pages of scathing findings, Advisory Board co-chairman Dr. Joseph Hagan says they did not find any evidence of wrong-doing. (00:17:13:00) ((Dr. Joseph Hagan - Citizens' Advisory Board Co-Chair to my own view, when I looked at the work that was done, I was able to say, 'gee, what if we had done it this way', well you all know that hindsight is 20/20.)) (00:18:10:00) ((Hagan: my view as someone who has watched this for over 20 years they were doing what is the standard. What is the standard of the day. Can we do better than that? Well, yes. We can learn from this.)) Hagan and the board suggest bigger budgets, law changes, stronger information flow, newer IT systems, smarter policies, and more staff will help keep Vermont's children safer. The Department for Children and Families added 27 new positions this year in response, but the amount of cases per social worker has not gone down. That's because more cases are being opened and investigated -- which spokespeople attribute to cases receiving more scrutiny, and the state's continuing struggle with opiate addiction. (00:13:56:00) ((Dr. Joseph Hagan - Vt. Citizens' Advisory Board If we're going to make a difference, we're now going to need to go to the legislature and look at how some of the laws are written)) Remedies will require rewording some laws dealing with physical and substance abuse. Lawmakers will be asked to approve a larger budget, even as the state faces a 10 million dollar hole this fiscal year, and a 100 million dollar hole come July. The problems found are not limited to D-C-F. The board outlined lack of follow up by law enforcement into Sheldon's two broken legs, and criticized judges for rushing cases to completion without all the necessary information. Interim Agency of Human Services Secretary Dr. Harry Chen says child safety is a community problem ... and everyone involved in a child's life -- from social workers to acquaintances -- needs to be better. (00:03:14:00) (( Dr. Harry Chen - Interim AHS Secretary Where DCF and family services division is really at the core, in terms of the response and the evaluation. We can't do it alone))

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D-C-F Commissioner Ken Schatz said no employee has been fired or punished for their handling of these cases. The Governor did fire now former Agency of Human Services Secretary Doug Racine in August, and his D-C-F Commissioner Dave Yacavone stepped down soon after. However the administration has maintained those moves had nothing to do with these cases. - Darren

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Police say he killed a man -- he was having a secret affair with -- and now -- he'll spend nearly two decades in prison. 28-year-old Daniel Whalon pleaded guilty last spring to killing 54-year-old Ralph Bell back in 20-11. Investigators say Whalon stabbed Bell to death on a railroad bridge between Burlington and Winooski. He was sentenced to 25-years to life -- with 18 years to serve behind bars.

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Thieves often target copper in homes because it's valuable on the street. Cat Viglienzoni takes a look at the trend in home building that could deter thieves on the hunt for copper piping.

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Back in 20-12, state police say multiple camps were burglarized on Fairfield Pond. At one ... they found a Band-Aid. Fast forward two years and DNA from that Band-Aid led them to 31-year-old Victor Velez of St. Albans. ((SOT Trooper John Bruzzi, VSP 351 There's no way to hide from your DNA. So once we had his blood on that Band-Aid, we got him 55)) Trooper John Bruzzi says at this camp, one of the things stolen was copper from an outside water heater. And seasonal camps, he says, are an easy target. ((SOT Trooper John Bruzzi, VSP 508 One of the things that drives that is the price of copper and how easy it is to get to it at these camps. Because they know that there's nobody there for an extended period of time. 15 So they have two or three months where they don't think anyone is even going to check on it 18)) He says copper is one of the most commonly-stolen items from camps. And home builders say once that copper is removed -- ((SOT Bob Schwartz, Great Northern Construction 1001 That is devastating damage. I mean, I'm sure they're not careful about how they're getting to it. And they're just ripping it out. It would do very, very expensive damage. 13)) But more home builders like Schwartz are turning away from copper piping -- in favor of plastic -- or "pex" -- piping. ((SOT Bob Schwartz, Great Northern Construction 824 It's actually a better material for cold country. It's less likely to freeze and break 33 It is better in the heat and it's less expensive than copper 38)) And -- state police are encouraging its use so that the home or camp... won't be as much of a target. ((SOT Trooper John Bruzzi, VSP 540 No one is going after the pex piping. They want the copper because it's one of the highest metals to cash in 44 So that's what they're looking for 46)) Cat Viglienzoni, Channel 3 News.

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State police are reminding camp owners to arrange to have someone check on their place while they are away for the season, to reduce the lag time in reporting burglaries. And they say -- don't leave any valuables that could be a draw for thieves. Velez will be in court Monday to face burglary charges.

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A salmonella outbreak made 3 Vermonters sick. The Vermont Health Department says the cases are part of a nationwide outbreak that sickened 68 people. And that the three Vermonters ate tainted beansprouts at two different Chittenden County restaurants last month. State health officials refuse to say exactly where. And were unable to say whether all the tainted sprouts have been destroyed - or could still be in restaurants. The Vermonters recovered. None required hospitalization. Officials say the outbreak began with tainted sprouts -- supplied by Wonton Foods in Brooklyn.

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Vermont's Northeast Kingdom has one of the highest unemployment rates in the state. In part because it's so rural. And there's a a lack of public transportation. As Judy Simpson reports, a new service could soon solve that problem, at least -- for some.

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The economy is looking up in Newport, that is according to the Newport City Renaissance Corporation. ((Julie Raboin/Newport City Renaissance Corp. 00:01:29:00" There is a lot of expectation with AnC Bio and some of the other businesses that are due to come in, but I think the employment climate is pretty good right now, there is our workforce development person Neil Morressette who also serves on the Newport CIty Council he is always trying to find people to fill jobs that are open so I think that's a good sign."))00:01:50:00 On opening day of their ski season Jay Peak is also looking for more seasonal workers. ((Bill Stenger/President, Jay Peak 00:04:44:12 " Jay is a growing resort and we will probably have 15 hundred employees by the middle of January.")) And they are looking to hire a couple hundred more. But Bill Stenger says there is a chronic problem. He hears over and over again that folks would love to come work for the mountain, but they have no transportation. That is about to change. A new pilot program will start up in December.It is a joint effort with the resort, the Vermont Transportation Agency, go!Vermont and vRide. The first of its kind they say, in New England. (FULL SCREEN FX HERE) The four month program will cost just over $ 14,000 dollars Jay Peak will pay for close to $12 thousand dollars, the state will kick in $2,800. The program will provide four 12 passenger vans to shuttle employees to and from the towns of Island Pond, Lowell, Orleans, Newport, Montgomery and Richford. Stenger sees this as just the beginning. ((Bill Stenger/President, Jay Peak 00:06:20:19 "We are prepared to double that if those vans are full, we will have others right behind them to accomplish that so I think anywhere between 100 and 200 employees can benefit from this and we can use every bit of 200 additional employees." 00:06:43:14)) The jobs that need to be filled are entry level jobs, like housekeeping, food and beverage, help with the ski school and rentals. And Stenger sees the free ride as just part of what he wants to offer employees. Housing he says is on his radar too. ((Bill Stenger/President, Jay Peak 00:09:28:13 "We do own a facility for employer housing it can handle about 50 people, I think employee housing and affordable housing is in our future and i do thinkg that is in our future and not too far off."00:09:45:01)) In the meantime, the free van service Jay Peak says will save employees hundreds of dollars each week. JS Channel three news Jay.

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Ski season is here. By tomorrow -- most of Vermont's largest resorts will be open for the season. Killington, Jay Peak and Okemo are already open -- Mr. Snow opened today -- and Stowe, Sugarbush, Smugglers' Notch, Bromley and Titus in New York all plan to open tomorrow. Resorts credit the early start to the cold weather - and snowmaking improvements.

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Sharon is here, and it's still pretty cold out there! Brrrr! It is going to be a cold one tonight and a very chilly start to the day tomorrow. It will be quite a change from how our weekend will wind up, with tempertures climbing back into the 40s on Sunday and 50s on Monday. It will be breezy and there will be some sloppy weather along with it. There is a chance of a light wintry mix late Saturday into early Sunday. Most of Sunday should be dry, with rain showers developing Sunday night. Rain showers are likely on Monday with a chance of showers lingering on Tuesday. Temperatures begin to slip back down through the middle of the week, with a chance of rain or snow showers on Wednesday.

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The expansion of the Burlington Town Center Mall is the talk of the town tonight. Logan Crawford has reaction -- from those who live and work in the Queen City. Logan? Darren, people in Burlington seem to be excited about this mall development. They say it'll bring more of everything -- stores, restaurants, people, and jobs.

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(TC 00:12:51:12 Tile 5461) ((Caitlin Ludke/Champlain College "I think it's great that there's going to be more stores, it's kind of small right now, but I think it's great. I like shopping." 00:12:58:11)) The buzz around Burlington is the downtown mall expansion. A 200-million dollar redevelopment of the mall has many businesses in Burlington excited. (TC 00:00:21:01 Tile 5430) ((Sherwin Westover/Kiss The Cook Manager "A great opportunity to have something done different with the downtown mall area. I know it's always been kind of a struggle and shops come and go and I think it's good to have someone that's going to be making an effort to put some money into the downtown industry." 00:00:35:03)) With a bigger space, new underground parking, a hotel and apartments -- many are thrilled to see Burlington get bigger. (TC 00:05:28:07 Tile 5448) ((Joe Carton/Westport Hospitality "It's going to bring more people, it's going to bring a different clientele that probably isn't in Burlington already. It's going to generate a lot of local enthusiasm for the downtown." 00:05:37:10)) Mark Bouchett manages the store Homeport on Church Street. He's especially excited about the 250 apartments being part of the mall expansion. (TC 00:08:55:10 Tile 5455) ((Mark Bouchett/Homeport Manager "I think that sort of mix of work, play, and residence is a really good combo. All the great cities that's what they have. All the sort of fun cities to be in, Chicago, New York." 00:09:10:03)) Bouchett admits he has some concern the construction of the new mall might be disruptive. (TC 00:10:47:21 Tile 5455) ((Mark Bouchett/Homeport Manager "We're always concerned if streets get shut off and things like that because it's tough enough to kind of get around in Burlington. We want traffic to flow through." 00:10:59:14)) But Bouchett and others agree the short-term inconvenience will be worth the end result. (TC 00:06:10:17 Tile 5448) ((Joe Carton/Westport Hospitality "When you see cranes and people rebuilding I think it's a very positive sign for the community." 00:06:16:05)) To some, the bigger and better mall means a boost to Burlington's economy, more jobs -- and more shopping. (TC 00:12:59:08 Tile 5461) ((Caitlin Ludke/Champlain College "felt empty in the past. There's a lot of windows that just have like displays but no stores so it'll be nice to have them filled with stuff." 00:13:06:19))

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The 200 million dollar project will be paid for by the mall's owner -- and the City of Burlington. But city officials have NOT determined how much the city will pay -- and where they'll come up with the money. But some of it could come from TIF money -- that's a special tax zone -- which aims to encourage development. Darren?

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The Weekend crew is getting ready for tomorrow morning's show --- let's check in and see what they're working on. (TC - 00:17:47:00) ((Julie Kelley/Reporting This weekend we're taking a closer look at food insecurity in Vermont. Can you imagine coming to the store and buying lunch for just a dollar-72? We talk with a mother who took the 3 Squares Vermont Lunch Challenge. What it was like for her, plus, the new effort to stop hunger starting with school children. That's coming up on The Weekend))

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(00:36:43-00:36:52) ((nb: The Maple industry is huge in Vermont...something we do really well. I'm Nick Borelli in Pittsford and we'll tap into the history of maple coming up on the weekend.))

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(TC - 00:29:37:00) ((I'm Cat Viglienzoni in Montreal with Seya here. We're at North America's first cat cafe. That story is coming up tomorrow on the Channel 3 News.))

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All that, plus ideas of "what to do" this weekend -- and the rest of the days news and weather. Wake up with Julie and Nick Saturday from 6am to 8am -- and Sunday morning from 8 to 9.

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No change in Vermont's unemployment rate last month. After four straight months of increases, the jobless rate for October was unchanged at 4-point-4 percent. The national unemployment rate continues to fall -- now at 5-point-8 percent.

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A sure sign of the holidays -- arrived today in Burlington. And as Gina Bullard tells us -- some say it's a little early.

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You're driving down the road to buy groceries for your Thanksgiving Day dinner -- ((nat driving)) and you hear this on the radio -- ((nat christmas music)) It's no secret - it's beginning to sound ((nat)) and look a lot like Christmas. ((nat at nick's house)) WCAX Meteorologist Nick Borelli loves the holiday -- he put up his TWO trees last week. ((nick talking)) But not everyone is as jolly about Christmas making Thanksgiving a side dish. (00:27:17:05) ((Curt Calveneau/Christmas is too early "you get immune to it because it's so early")) Sorry Curt Calveneau -- the holiday's tinsel strength is stronger than any turkey feathers. Its here. ((nat crane)) (00:28:13:21) ((Edward Burke/Loves Christmas "i was biking to work and i saw the humongous tree and i love christmas so i thought i'd stop and witness it")) The Church Street Market Place is being adorned for the 32nd year in a row with a beautiful Blue Spruce standing more than 30-feet tall. (00:32:59:15) ((Richard Swann/Spectator "i've never seen one get lifted up before so it's something new")) Richard Swann likes the holidays -- and is thankful this year for a place to live after being homeless for five years. (00:34:38:12) ((Richard Swann/Spectator "i lived in my car and now i'm happy i got an apartment.. gb-do you think you'll get a christmas tree? R-no g-you'll come see this one? r- yah hahah")) This years tree traveled from South Burlington at Betsy Beecher's home. It was one of 6 Blue Spruce's in her yard. (00:15:31:22) ((Betsy Beecher " I didn't necessarily want to get rid of it but it's such a great cause that why not? gb-are you sad to see it go then? b-a little bit. a little bit)) The biggest challenge of moving a tree like this? (00:20:56:06 ) ((Gabe "finding a good route to get the tree through the town, making sure we minimize the damage on the tree")) Marketplace officials had been looking at Beecher's tree for years -- and decided now it is finally ready to make its debut. As far as the decorations going up too early...we'll let you make the call. (00:28:54:24) ((Edward Burke/Loves Christmas "it's probably too early for the mall to be playing christmas music but i'm excited to see the tree there all lit up")) The tree will be officially lit up - the day after Thanksgiving. Gina Bullard Channel 3 News Burlington.

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Sharon is here, and it sounds like we're going to see a little bit of everything. This is one of those weekends, ...Yes we will. Brrrr! It is going to be a cold one tonight and a very chilly start to the day tomorrow. It will be quite a change from how our weekend will wind up, with tempertures climbing back into the 40s on Sunday and 50s on Monday. It will be breezy and there will be some sloppy weather along with it. There is a chance of a light wintry mix late Saturday into early Sunday. Most of Sunday should be dry, with rain showers developing Sunday night. Rain showers are likely on Monday with a chance of showers lingering on Tuesday. Temperatures begin to slip back down through the middle of the week, with a chance of rain or snow showers on Wednesday.

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Tonight: Mostly clear and cold. A few clouds by morning. Lows: 5/15 Winds: NW 10-20 mph Saturday: Increasing clouds. Chance of late day wintry mix. Highs: 30/37 Winds: S 10-15 mph Saturday Night: Cloudy skies. Chance of light rain/sleet/snow. Highs: 28/35 (near steady) winds: S 10-15 mph Sunday: Mostly cloudy and warmer. Highs: 42/48 Winds: S 5-10 mph Extended: Monday through Friday. Sunday Night: Showers likely. lows 30s Monday: showers likely. Highs 50/57 Lows 35/42 Tuesday: Partly sunny. Chance of showers. Highs 45/52 Lows 25/32 Wednesday: Partly sunny. Chance of rain/snow showers. Highs 33/40 Lows 20s Thursday: Partly sunny. Highs 30s Lows 15/25 Friday: Partly sunny. Highs 30s

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A Vermont farmer is paying up - after authorities say his farm sent manure into a river. Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell says video -- shot by a concerned citizen in Enosburg Falls -- shows the illegal discharge by the Leach Farms. And -- he says owners of the dairy farm admitted to pollution violations.

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((Bill Sorrell/D-Vt. Attorney General 06:13:04 "this case is really a graphic example of not following appropriate agricultural processes and since this farmer admitted that he had been doing this for a really long time that this farm alone was no small source of phosphorous in Lake Champlain.")) The farm is paying 40-thousand in fines. Sorrell says he hopes the case is a wake-up call to farmers.

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Police in Burlington are on the lookout for stolen baseball memorabilia. They say thieves swiped a baseball like this one and other items from a home on North Prospect Street. The baseball is signed by Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and other famous players.The homeowner is still compiling a list of missing items -- and is offering a reward for information that leads to the loot -- or an arrest.

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Police want to know -- who shot and ran over a dog -- in Grafton. It happened on Eastman road. Police say someone someone shot and ran over Jane -- a 13 month old German Shepard-Rottweiler mix at the end of her driveway. She was rushed to a nearby animal hospital -- and is expected to be ok. If you have any information -- call Vermont State Police.

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A student at Keene State reported she was sexually assaulted -- but now police say it was all made up. Police say Danielle Greene made the claim a few weeks ago. But -- after several interviews -- and reviewing surveillance video -- they say it was a hoax. Greene is charged with giving a false report to an officer.

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The village of Saranac Lake -- picked a replacement for its retiring police chief. Charles Potthast -- a Retired State Police Lieutenant and current Lake Placid Village Patrolman --will be the acting chief. The current chief -- Bruce Nason -- is retiring at the end of the year. He and his wife are moving to Vermont. A search is underway for a permanent replacement. That's News Around the Region.

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Starting Line Sports ...the 11th ranked UVM men's hockey team opens the busiest stretch of it's season this weekend with games at Connecticut tonight and at Massachusetts tomorrow night. Throw in a return visit by the Minutemen to Gutterson this Tuesday and cap it with a two game trip to Maine next weekend in it's five games in nine days for the IceCats. That run starting late this afternoon at the XL center in Hartford...the Cats taking on a UConn squad that Vermont beat 2-1 just under a month again at Gutterson... --- midway thru the first ...Vermont with a chance off the face off...Malcolm McKinney from close range is stuffed by goalie Rob Nichols... --- but about later at the other end of the ice...Connecticut cycles the puck up top to Johnny Austin who's shot gets thru traffic and by Mike Santaguida ... 1-0 UConn after one ...at last check it was -- in the second. We'll have an update later in sports and full highlights at eleven.

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The UVM women's hockey team closes out a six game road swing with a pair of games at Northeastern tomorrow and Sunday afternoon. The Cats are 8-4-1 after a two game sweep of Syracuse last weekend, but just 1-2 in Hockey East play.

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A new study is raising concerns about colon cancer in young people -- those adults not typically screened for early signs of the disease. What does it mean, and will screening protocols change? Bridget Barry Caswell got some answers.

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Even though the number of colon cancer cases has been dropping nationwide -- it's still the third most common cancer in the United States. But doctors say the overall decline is a good sign that screening tools like colonoscopies are making a difference -- in some people. ((Bridget Barry Caswell: But a new study is raising concerns about screening tools for colon cancer. While colon cancer rates have dropped for those 50 and older, they're climbing in younger adults.)) (:01:52:52:29) ((Dr. Marc Greenblatt/UVM Medical Center Oncologist: So it's very interesting to find this because it's been mostly good news for the past 15 years about the incidence rates and death rates in colon cancer going down. But hiding behind that is in younger people the rates are going up. And that wasn't known until this paper came out.)) (graphic) Researchers from the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas reviewed data of colon cancer patients between 1975 and 2010 -- and found an overall decline of about 1 percent. But in contrast, they found rates in people aged 20 to 34 had actually increased nearly 2 percent, with a smaller jump in those 35 to 49. That's an age group not typically screened with colonoscopy, unless there's a family history. The baseline test is reserved for those 50 and older. So should that change? (01:54:45:13) ((Dr. Marc Greenblatt/UVM Medical Center Oncologist: For now, probably not. A lot of what the article talked about was projecting these trends into the future, and if the trends continue at the same rate for the next 15 years, then the percentage of colon cancers that happened in younger people will go up significantly.)) (:01:55:10:08) ((And in that case would mean changing the screening age, but we're not there yet.)) In fact, the study showed that over the next 15 years, more than one in 10 colon cancers and one in four rectal cancers will be diagnosed in patients younger that the traditional screening age. Nevertheless, Greenblatt says that baseline age may never need changing -- if people follow public health measures surrounding diet, exercise and obesity. They all can play a role in colon cancer development. BBC, Ch. 3 News, Burlington

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Dr. Greenblatt says screening may also get easier in the future. A simple stool test for DNA changes is proving effective -- and could be more widely used in the future. For more information on the study, click on our infocenter at wcax-dot-com. That's health watch.

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Buffalo has a lot of digging out to do. Lake-effect snow has been piling up all week long. Alison Harmelin reports.

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Sunshine and cleared roads were a welcomed sight for half a million snow-weary people in Western New York this morning. But their troubles aren't over. Dozens of roofs have caved in under the weight of heavy snow. ((sot: Andrew Cuomo/New York Governor )) You will hear creaking and groaning, If you hear any of those sounds call authorities immediately, and be prepared to leave the structure. Two seniors died yesterday while their nursing home was being evacuated because of structural damage. More collapses are expected as rain and warmer temperatures move into the area, making snowloads even heavier. ((on cam: Alison Harmelin/CBS News)) (pipe 4 8:12:22) Mounds of snow like these are everywhere in the greater Buffalo area, and when the warmup comes this weekend they'll be melting down to water. Driving bans are still in effect in some neighborhoods as an army of emergency workers continues to remove snow, and clear roads. Abandoned vehicles have been a major obstacle. ((sot Mark Poloncarz /Erie County Executive )) Probably a thousand cars were abandoned during the storm. There are still roads that aren't cleared to get to those vehicles. Residents who have been snowbound all-week are trying to get their lives back to normal, but officials say the massive cleanup, and potential flooding problems will slow down the recovery in the region. Alison Harmelin, for CBS News, Batavia, New York.

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It's crunch time in Rutland for a group of seniors. They're trying to make sure every child has a toy on Christmas. Joe Carroll found some busy elves at work.

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From the outside of Trinity Episcopal it's all quiet. (00:10:53:00) ((Nat Sot, It's Jammed packed! )) But in the basement, it's teaming with activity. (00:14:29:00) ((Michele Dauphinais/Coordinator , This is crazy, enter at your own risk! )) It's Operation Dolls and More. Much more. Every corner is filled with toys old and new, ready to be given to needy kids of Rutland County. They been doing it for over a decade. Michele Dauphinais is the coordinator. She said it started with passing out twelve dolls. (00:02:37:00) ((Michele Dauphinais/Coordinator , and from this tiny acorn of a program it grew into a huge oak tree you might say. )) They serve over 55 non-profits, hosting an event in early December where all the gifts are put on display. It's a super-sized celebration, a room brimming with toys.. Then it's dismantled and 55 piles of presents leave with the non-profits to distribute to their clients. (00:13:12:00) (( Jeanne Grass/Doll Lady, It's just give you goose bumps when you walk into the room and it's all set-up and you realize you've been a part of this. )) Both Grass and Dauphinais have been here from the beginning, both agree there is a need. (00:07:48:00) ((Michele Dauphinais/Coordinator , I have to say it's been a little surprising to me, but as the years have passed, it seems like the need has gotten greater. )) Operation Dolls and More is not a small operation - some of the 75 volunteers work 11 months a year, only taking off January to make sure every child has a present on Christmas Day. ( 00:15:29:01) ((Michele Dauphinais/Coordinator , It goes full circle and it's awesome, to think that our volunteer group did this. Joe: That's your Christmas present. Michele: That's my Christmas present, yeah.... that's my Christmas present. )) Joe Carroll, Channel 3 News, Rutland.

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The 11th ranked UVM men's hockey team opening a stretch of five games in nine days tonight at Connecticut. In Starting Line Sports, you saw that the Huskies grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first period...less than four minutes into the second, Anthony Petruzzelli equalized early in the second, but UConn has answered again. It's 2-1 in the second. We'll have full highlights from this one tonight at 11pm

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The Middlebury men's hockey team plays it's home opener tonight... a matchup with SUNYAC rival Tufts at 7pm at Kenyon Arena. The Panthers stumbled out of the gate last weekend, falling 6-0 at Bowdoin, then allowing a third period goal in a 2-2 tie at Colby ((TRT: 28 ... OC: AS WELL))

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elsewhere in Division Three tonight ...third ranked Norwich is at St. Anselm...number five Plattsburgh hosts Morrisville...we'll have highlights from both Middlebury and Plattsburgh at eleven ... Castleton is on the road at number eleven UMass-Boston and St. Mike's visits New England College...

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in women's D3 action tonight...number three Norwich are at Salve Regina...Castleton visits Manhattanville ... and this afternoon at Cairns Arena, St. Mike's -- Franklin Pierce -- in the third period...

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college hoops...the Middlebury women, off to a 2-0 start, visiting 2-0 Castleton ... --- Second half, Spartans up 1... Ali Jones 3 of her 18 points... They lead 61-57... --- Panthers answer back with a 5-0 run, all from Alexis Coolidge ... Including the old-fashioned 3 point play.. --- Final seconds, 64-61 Middlebury... Castleton's Jade Desroches (DEY-ROCHE) fouled on a 3... She needs them all... Not to be.. She misses the second... The Panthers top the Spartans on the road, 64-62.

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This Middlebury field hockey faces The College of New Jersey in the NCAA Division Three Final Four tomorrow at 2pm in Lexington, Virginia. The last time Middlebury reached the national title game, in 2011, they fell 3-1 to New Jersey. This season, the 19-1 Panthers lone loss came to Bowdoin, who they could face again in the final on Sunday ...for Middlebury, there's motivation everywhere you look. ((TRT: 45 ... OC: THEY'RE AFTER))

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NCAA men's soccer last night...Ivy Champs Dartmouth host Fordman...the Big Green beat the Rams 2-0 back in September in Hanover... --- Scoreless first half, things pick up in the second when Robin (row-bean) Alnas fires this home off the volley… 1-0 dartmouth… --- Grity Fordham hangs around though and in the 76th minute they get back into it… Off the free kick, Christopher Bazzini heads it in… we're tied at 1… --- Under 7 to play, the big green go to their big scorer for help… alex adel-abu cuts to the net and finishes in the upper 90… that's the game winner as dartmouth tops fordham 2-1 to advance They'll meet Providence Sunday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament...

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(((TRT:30 OC: GET TO PLAY AGAIN)))

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Because of the history snowfall in the Buffalo area this week, the NFL has moved this Sunday's game between the Bills and the New York Jets from Buffalo to Detroit, and the game will be played Monday at 7pm. Because we are not considered to be in the main markets of the Bills or the Jets by the NFL, WCAX will unfortunately not be airing that game on Monday night.

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The Dartmouth football team closes out its season tomorrow at Princeton with a chance to claim a share of the program's first Ivy League title since 1996. A win over the Tigers, combined with a Yale win at unbeaten Harvard would mean a three-way tie for the Ivy League championship between the Big Green, Bulldogs and Crimson. Even if Yale doesn't knock off Harvard, a Dartmouth win would be the 100th of head coach Buddy Teveen's career...and the Big Green would finish with a record of 8-2 ...their best mark since 1997.

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The Norwich football team hosts Salve Regina in the ECAC Northeast Bowl tomorrow at 12pm at Sabine Field. This is the third straight year the Cadets will play in the ECAC Bowl ...but they will be looking for their first win. Norwich also has redemption on it's collective mind after losing at home to rival Castleton 48-28 this past weekend.

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(((TRT: 27 OC: WHO WE ARE)))

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The 6-1 UVM club football team will play at undefeated Southwestern Connecticut tomorrow in the Yankee Bowl for the Yankee conference championship. That will be a 3pm kickoff in Connecticut. We wish the Cats good luck.

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