Fri 24-MAY-2013 6 P.M. News Script
After tragic events at the Boston Marathon, police are beefing up security for Sunday's run. Lieutenant Art Cyr with Burlington Police Department is here now with a list of the changes and what people should know. ((how do you expect to check people? Will there be backpack checks?)) ((are you allowing spectators in Battery Park or are they expected to be checked as well?)) ((explain the big change -- plastic bags)) ((where can people get these bags? Will they be handed out at the Expo?)) ((we've had concerns come in about purses and important items, do they have to go in the bag and should people be worried about exposing expensive possessions?)) ((for extra clothing, will that fit in the bags?)) ((should people be getting their earlier than past years with security checks?)) ((Is your department overwhelmed with this year?))
Monday on the Thirty -- get ready to fire up the grill. Chef Jonathan Gilman with Fields Restaurant and Bar in Jericho shows me how to make a perfectly cooked grilled flank steak. Getting ready to kick off the summer and start grilling Monday at 5:30 on The Thirty. But now let's turn it over to the 6:00 news with Judy and Kristin.
Good evening, I'm Kristin Kelly. And I'm Judy Simpson. Darren has the night off. Flash floods left destruction across the region. And the rain is not over. Sharon Meyer is in Cambridge tonight with the latest I am quite sure this is not going to be a popular forecast! Here we are, the unofficial kick off to summer, and I'm here to talk about rain, flooding and yes.... snow! As we just saw, we have already had some flash flooding problems in the area, and there is the potential for more flooding this weekend with more rain in the forecast, And flooding as we know, can be a dangerous situation. Please remember, never to drive across a flooded road. Even if it looks like you can make it across, the road sometimes has been weakened by the floodwaters and can washout as you drive across it. If you live near a river or stream, know how you would get out of your house in a hurry and get up a hill quickly. Also ,...and we've seen this recently. Don't wade or play in floodwaters. Not only can the current knock you down and wash you away, but that water can be pretty nasty. Floodwater is often contaminated by chemicals, bacterial or other microorganisms that can make you sick. And after the fact, wear protective clothing, gloves and a mask to clean up after a flood, for many of the same reasons. (**click**) There is more rain on the way, from tonight through tomorrow, tomorrow night into sunday. There may be a lull from time to time, but there is more on the way with a coastal storm spinning of the New England coast. (**click**) In fact, not only will that be bringing rain across the region, it's pulling some downright cold temperatures along with it, and yes, we could see a little snow mixing in above 2000 feet tonight, and even more likely late Saturday and Saturday night. Yes, we are talking about accumulating snow in the mountains, to the tune of several inches in some location, like Jay Peak. They could see a foot of snow at the summit. Those of us in the Champlain Valley, will hopefully just be looking at the white in the mountains from a distance. This will all not last long though, with a warm up and a return to more civilized late May weather. We're talking about sunshine and 70s again by the middle of next week.
Melissa Howell drove through Underhill and saw firsthand what was left after the storm. Melissa. Last nights heavy down pours have left many residents trapped inside their neighborhoods as emergency workers try to clear the roads. Driving around we passed some areas that have seen some serious damage.
110-118 It was a storm that left residents with more damage than they could've ever imagined. ((Bob Genter/Underhill Resident 18:50 "the basement has about 13 inches of water."18:52)) And preparing for the aftermath of the floods that swept through Underhill lastnight was almost impossible-- as residents like Genter could only think about getting to safety... ((Bob Genter/Underhill Resident 19:17 "My first thought should've been to get the vehicles out, I didn't realize that until this morning." 19:23)) But for some residents along route 15, the damage is so bad, leaving home means never returning. ((Andrew Fletcher/ Underhill Resident 07:19 "So now it's just a matter of getting what we can and moving on, I would be happy not to never look at this place ever again." 07:26)) For many others, getting TO their homes has been a challenge, the rain continues to fall, causing many roads to remain closed. ((Brian Searles 13:34 "We had a lot of rain statewide but the focus in terms of damage appears to be in eastern Chittenden County and Western Lamoile County."13:45)) And the flooding is expected to continue ((Brian Searles 12:34 "And then of course the other important thing is making sure people are prepared for a couple more days of rain. these may not be the last problems we have to deal with." 12:44)) ((STANDUP 22:45 Here in Cambridge, this isn't a lake, it's a field and the main concern of emergency workers is that the waters will continue to rise and cause more damage." 21:55)) And much of that damage means a loss for farmers, like Mark Boyden. ((Mark Boyden/Owner of Boyden Farm 24:41 "My thoughts were worrying about damage to the crops we had planted all of our crops are now organic so we want to make sure that we don't lose the crops, lose the money invested or any soil either." 24:57)) //This bride and groom to-be, and their 165 guests can only hope tomorrow will be picture perfect here on Boyden Farm. ((Amber Bushey (Bride to be) 28:30 "We're hopeful that there will be a break in the rain but at this point based on what we've seen and what the weather looks like we're not going to be able to go outside which is upsetting but with mother nature, you can't change her." 28:45)) Staying positive throughout the rainy day means the show will go on... ((Amber Bushey 29:02 "They say rain is lucky on your wedding so we like to think we're gonna be extremely lucky in our marriage so we're trying to be optimistic about it." 29:11)) But rain, or shine.... ((Bride and Groom 28:46 "There will be a wedding--nats laughing--" 28:49))
GMP is watching the rivers rise -- making sure its hydro dams can handle the extra water. The Lamoille River has already overflowed in spots. GMP has 32 hydro dams across the state -- is especially concerned about four dams along the Lamoille River. So far, the company says the dam systems are operating properly -- but warn additional rain could change conditions.
The countdown is on to this weekend's Vermont City Marathon and final preps are underway. Keith McGilvery spent the day with the folks responsible for the finishing touches. Those finishing touches are coming in the rain-- still those responsible for organizing the big event say the weather isn't slowing them down.
A rainy marathon forecast- isn't slowing down runners or organizers. ((Peter Delaney 52:50 "Well we're going to make some liquid sunshine out of all of this rain that's the only choice we've got right now.)) Sunday thousands of athletes and spectators are slated to pack the Vermont City Marathon course rain or shine. Race director Peter Delaney says he's keeping a close eye on course conditions after days of wet weather -- and more on the way. Possible trouble spots include low points along the lake, city streets, and Leddy Park. ((Peter Delaney 53:21 "We've got some volunteer crews on standby with some pumps and things like that if we need to address certain areas, but right now I think it is well under control and I think we will be in good shape for Sunday.)) Runners aren't the only ones with water on their minds. Gary Lemuix spent Friday in less than ideal conditions setting up electricity for the race's medical tent, sound system and food vendors. ((Gary Lemuix, Atomic Profressional Audio 55:47 "Well I am the electrician on site so rain and water and electricity needless to say, it's with a lot of caution. )) ((Hammering NATS)) For the team at Weddings, Tents and Events the rain wasn't the issue come prep time. ((Andrew Baraw, Weddings, Tents and Events 59:41 "It just makes it harder to do the job, rain or sun the tents are going up.)) It's battle with Mother Nature was all about the wind. ((Andrew Baraw, Weddings, Tents and Events 59:46 "The wind or what not is really what's a struggle for us when I am putting in my poles and what not the wind will blow my tents around.)) No matter the conditions the folks on the front lines of getting the course geared up for raceday say game- on. ((Peter Delaney 54:55 "We've got a great team that's been working hard to make this happen and we're not going to let a little rain stand in our way.)) They'll see you Sunday.
Race officials say that if rain presents major problems along the course Sunday-- they do have alternate routes they are prepared to use but right now they do not think that will be necessary. Officials are sharing security reminders with runners and fans? Boxes, backpacks are not recommended-- instead use clear plastic bagsPlastic bags,
Turkey hunters spend 2-BILLION-dollars a year in the U-S on things like lodging and meals. It's a big economic driver that the state says Vermont is not capitalizing on. Gina Bullard went into the woods this morning with a national turkey hunting legend to find out what the sport is all about.
((nat walking)) James Earl Kennamer knows his way around the woods. ((nat)) For the past 52 years he's been on the prowl for turkeys. ((nat)) In the hunting world -- this Alabama native is known as a turkey legend. He's the Chief Conservation Officer for the National Wild Turkey Federation -- or NWTF. (1:39:20:22) ((James Earl Kennamer/Turkey Hunting Legend "gb-what is it about turkey hunting you like? JK-its a passion once you can sit here see a turkey coming down full strut and making that sound... its just something about it you cant describe until you experience it")) James Earl is in Vermont where he aims to bring awareness to the sport -- setting his sights on people who don't know much about turkey hunting -- like me. No bullets today -- just a lesson. (1:40:28:08) ((James Earl Kennamer/Turkey Hunting Legend "you got a real untapped resource here. i am amazed at the number of turkeys in vermont and the access you have to enjoy that hunting")) (1:58:50:16) ((Pat Berry/F&W "turkey hunting is a fairly new phenomenon here ")) That's because traditionally Vermonters hunt deer. But these birds are one of the state's greatest modern wildlife success stories. Turkeys were introduced in the Southern part of the state in 1969 and now cover every corner. (1:59:30:05) ((Pat Berry/F&W "its important for our economy. some of the communities that could use the most help is where some of the best turkey hunting resources ")) ((nat gina trying call)) Even with some of our best calling skills -- we didn't catch a glimpse of the wild birds today. I guess that means I need some practice -- ((nat?)) (1:45:15:08) ((James Earl Kennamer/Turkey Hunting Legend "gb-this is not for me. you have to be quiet you can't move")) But this trip wasn't a total bust for James Earl. He called in a few turkeys Thursday -- which he considers a success. (2:01:01:23) ((Pat Berry/F&W "to have someone like james earl come and spend time hunting in our woods is a real honor")) Turning people on to the sport of turkey hunting. (1:46:37:05) ((James Earl Kennamer/Turkey Hunting Legend "if you do it you're going to get addicted to it and its hard life because theres a lot of mornings at 4:00 gb-ehhh ")) Well -- some people anyway. Gina Bullard Channel 3 News Brandon.
Turkey hunting season in Vermont runs the entire month of May. If you're interested in giving it a try you can visit our info center for a link with more information.
Governor Peter Shumlin is breaking his silence -- about a controversial land deal with his East Montpelier neighbor. Jerry Dodge sold his home and 16 acres to the Governor last November. Dodge was facing a tax sale. The two negotiated and eventually agreed on a sale price of 58-thousand dollars. That's less than half of the property's current assessed value. Dodge now regrets the sale and thinks the governor took advantage of him. Dodge's friends and family tell us he is not mentally competent to negotiate a complex deal -- and Dodge did not have a lawyer.
The governor says he was just helping his neighbor. Jennifer Reading spoke with with governor today - she joins us now from Montpelier. Jennifer. Kristin -- After 5 days of turning down our requests for interviews -- the governor agreed today to talk one-on-one. But he only gave us 20 minutes to ask questions. He made it clear that he has no regrets about this land deal -- and continues to insist it was a fair AND neighborly deal. Even so today he came out with a NEW offer for Jerry Dodge.
((JR WHY DID YOU ENTER IN A DEAL with Jerry Dodge?")) ((Gov. Peter Shumlin/D-Vermont 00:01:38 "I'm his neighbor. So I did this as a Vermonter and a neighbor. I saw a situation that would be fair for Jerry and fair for me.")) ((JR 02:35 "do you think Mr. Dodge is capable of going head-to-head with you on a land deal? 5 PS: You know I have never doubted Jerry's competency or his ability to understand this transaction which he understood clearly and he understood that it was fair for him and fair for me.")) ((JR 02:57 "Gov you've made your money off of real estate deals you've written tax laws . Jerry has an 8th grade education. How in the world was this a level playing field? 3:08 PS: Well I just want to ask you the question differently. You have someone here who is in a really tough spot. Has no one who is willing to engage with him or help him out. Has a criminal record that is despicable frankly so lots of people are not going to feel like they want to help for all good reasons. Would it be fair as a neighbor and a Vermonter just to say okay? You're on your own.")) ((JR 09:08 "so you readily admit that Jerry comes with a host of problems why not insist that he had a lawyer to avoid any appearances of impropriety? PS: Listen I urged Jerry on numerous occasions to get a lawyer. He refused. I can't make someone do something they don't want to do.")) ((JR 09:39 "he says he did not get a lawyer because he could not afford one. That's a little different. PS: He never expressed that to me. When I would bring up the lawyer question. He was very adamant that he wasn't engaging a lawyer. He never told me why.")) ((JR 06:38 "gov you keeping mentioning that this is a neighbor helping a neighbor. If you wrote Act 60 why not inform that low income neighbor of his options? PS: It's not quite that simple. 7:40 we're not certain that he could have gotten anything back. we're looking into that but it was a complicated arrangement because the title was not in Jerry's name until recently.")) ((Gov. Peter Shumlin/D-Vermont 00:06:22 "this isn't a traditional real estate transaction. I didn't see it as that. I saw it as a neighbor not turning their back on a neighbor who as I said has done despicable things but is trying to better himself. And I saw an opportunity that would be good for Jerry and good for me.")) ((JR 10:20 "do you think your position of power influenced any one along the way in this land deal? PS: No I don't think so. I think I was doing this as a Vermonter and a neighbor. I would do the same thing again. I don't have the capacity to turn to a neighbor who has the kind of challenges that Jerry was facing and walk away. 10:40 so that's the spirit for which I did it and folks can criticize me for it but I would criticize a neighbor for not helping out if they can. 10:49 I don't want to suggest that this was altruistic. it was a win or me and a win for Jerry. now Jerry's changed his mind about that and I'm looking forward to going back into discussions with him so that he ends up in a place where he feels better about the arrangement.")) From the governor's office to an East Montpelier road... ((NATS-- walking)) We found Jerry Dodge hitchhiking to town to run errands. He had a letter with him that the Governor hand delivered this morning. ((Jerry Dodge 00:08:53 "He's a good person")) In the note Shumlin now offers to pay Dodge's legal fees in an effort to work something out with the Dodge family. But Jerry says he's not looking for MORE money. ((JD: 9:12 no it's not about he money. it's about the land. it's a lot of heritage there.")) He wants to reimburse the governor and tear up the deal. ((JR 17:21 "Would you agree to that? PS: As I said I'm not going to negotiate with Jerry through the press. Let me put it this, as I said just a second, let me help you out, you are short on time I don't think it's helpful for me and Jerry to have conversations through the press. we should do it as we've always done it sitting down to talk it out AND I will insist he has a lawyer when he does that."))
The governor says the house is uninhabitable and he doesn't think anyone -- including Jerry -- should be living there. There is no time frame on when all of this may get resolved. Kristin. Jennifer -- are there any state laws prohibiting the Governor from entering into a land deal with someone -- like Jerry currently on parole? No there are not. But if you are a corrections employee -- entering into ANY real estate deal with someone under Corrections supervision -- is a firable offense. High ranking state employees must ALSO sign a code of ethics. But the governor does not. Earlier this week we confirmed that the FBI spoke to Jerry's friends about the deal. Today the governor says no one in law enforcement has ever approached him about the deal. Thanks Jennifer. And if you would like to see it -- the letter today from Governor Shumlin to Mr. Dodge - is on our web site.
Dan Dowling is here. Sounds like a blustery weekend ahead.
Tonight: Cloudy skies. Periods of rain. Low 40/47. Wind N 10-15 mph. Saturday: Cloudy and cool. High 43/50. Wind N 15-20 mph. Saturday Night: Cloudy and blustery. Periods of rain. Mountain snow over 2000 ft. Low 33/40. Wind N 15-20 mph, gusts 30 Sunday: Mostly cloudy and blustery. Showers likely. High 45/52. Wind N 15-20 mph, gusts 30 Monday: Clearing skies. Becoming mostly sunny. High 58/65. Low 38/45. Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High 65/72. Low 45/52. Wednesday: Mostly cloudy skies. Chance of showers. High 70/77. Low 50s. Thursday: Partly sunny. High 70s. Low 50s. Friday: Partly sunny. High 70s.
Essex is postponing its Memorial Weekend parade - because of storm damage. The parade is held annually on the Saturday morning of the holiday weekend. But the combination of damage - and continuing rain -- convinced organizers to reschedule the parade for NEXT Saturday -- June 1st. Tonight's Memorial Service at the First Congregational Church and candle light vigil will still take place, beginning at 7:30p.m.
A new local meat market and processing facility opened this week in New Haven. Green Pasture Meats has a full service butcher shop and retail store -- along with a state-of-the-art processing and distribution center. The company uses a mobile slaughter unit -- which visits meat producers on the farm.
((00:39:38:02 Mark Smith/Green Pasture Meats" I had to get a hold of a mobile slaughter unit which we call an MSU where we go farm to farm buy the animals from the farmers slaughter on farm and then bring the sides back and hang them here and process them here in this facility and sell over the counter storefront and wholesale." 00:39:53:02)) Green Pasture Meats also sells Vermont specialty food products including cheese and will soon add wines.
It's getting more expensive to take out the trash in Chittenden County. The solid waste district announced this week that it is raising tipping fees by 22-percent -- to make up for declining revenues. The fee will now be 27-dollars per ton of trash headed to the landfill. It's charged to trash haulers -- and it will be up to the haulers whether they pass the increased cost on to customers. The solid waste district estimates the potential impact on residential households is less than five dollars a year. That's News Around the Region.
Starting Line Sports, the Bruins and Rangers head back to Boston for game 5 of their Eastern Conference Semi final series. Boston will look to close things out Saturday at 5:30. The Rangers were begging to be swept last night, but the Bruins mental mistakes cost them in the 4-3 overtime loss. Boston goalie Tuukka Rask slips and falls as the puck goes in behind him. Then in the third Zdeno Chara falls asleep behind the net allowing Derek Stepan to step in and score. Later in the third, a too many men on the ice penalty leads to a Rangers Power Play goal. Boston didn't lay an egg, but the B's have to be better than this in order to advance.
(((LAST NIGHT... :30)))
Coming up, a slew of weather related postponements. We'll let you know what's going on with Thunder Road and the Essex Invitational. Also some Colchester students got an healthy education from a former NFL lineman.
Sunscreen is shaping up. This summer sunscreens are getting new labels to help customers make the right choice when it comes to protecting their skin. Ines Ferre reports.
Kim Hunt had melanoma four years ago. She says sunscreen was not a priority when she was younger. (SOT Kim Hunt/Melanoma survivor) I wouldn't reapply all the time bc although I knew that I wasn't really going to get tan. there was some hope I would get a little bit of color. (TRACK) Dermatologists hope new labels on sunscreen products will help consumers make better choices about the products they use to block the sun's harmful rays. New label requirements from the Food and Drug Administration do away with words like sunblock, waterproof and sweatproof. (SOT Dr. Ellen Marmur/American Academy of Dermatology, Mount Sinai Medical Center) you should see sweat resistant or water resistant plus 40 minute or 80 minutes.. meaning reapply that 40 or 80 minutes. (TRACK) Products will only get the water resistant label if they pass testing. Same goes for "broad spectrum".. which means the sunscreen protects against both UVA and UVB rays. (SOT Dr. Ellen Marmur/ American Academy of Dermatology, Mount Sinai Medical Center) anything off the shelf that says broad spectrum 30-50, and you should use it and reapply it and that should take all the confusion away. (BRIDGE Ines Ferre/CBS News) Under the new rules, a Product with an SPF below 15 has a warning saying it only helps prevent sunburn and does not protect against skin cancer or skin aging. (TRACK) Dermatologists also recommend putting on sunscreen 15 minutes before going out.. wear hats and protective clothing and stay in the shade when you can. nats (TRACK) Hunt is now vigilant about protecting her skin from the sun. (SOT Kim Hunt/Melanoma survivor) I don't walk out of the house with anything less than 30, my moisturizer has SPF in it. my makeup has spf in it. (TRACK) The new regulations will also apply to cosmetics and moisturizers that has sun protection. Ines Ferre, for CBS News, NY
The American Academy of Dermatology recommends using a sunscreen that's water resistant -- and offers broad spectrum protection with an SPF of 30 or greater. That's HealthWatch.
Dan is back. Memorial Day weekend is on the way, but not feeling much like the start of summer.
Artists are often drawn to Vermont. But sometimes, Vermont draws the artist out of you. Sharon Meyer visited with one woman who has been taking some amazing bird photos along Lake Champlain.
"So this is where you take a lot of your pictures." "This is it, this is the spot, this is where everything happens, you get a Greg view of the whole bay, you see like the weather coming out..." Sharon track You may not know you're an artist until you find yourself in an inspiring situation. That's what Boston Neary discovered when she moved to the shores of lake Champlain about 2 years ago. 1:40:22 "So were you interested in weather and birds before you moved here?" "I loved weather before I even here,.. Birds, sort of. But then when you've got eagles flying right in front of your face? You just can't help but go oh my god, and you see the osprey dive down and get their fish and then you've got the cashier terns which are like the coolest and funniest birds that ever lived. Squawking and diving and yelling at their kids. It's kind of like "as the world terns, with an e". Sharon track And once she was hooked, she was hooked! 1:49:58 Its funny, a lot of my golf friends are really mad at me now, because it don't play as much golf, well its like I have different shots that I take now, I get my birdies and eagles in other ways, you know? 1:42:59 So how has living on the lake changed you? You know what, I think it's given me a chance to take pause and really enjoy nature every single second because every day it's a different day here! 1:43:14 Some days...you just appreciate the light! Because every day the light is just a little bit different. So i think that its really let me stop and really take more pause in life. And I just love it. 143:58 So when I first moved here, all I had was my iPhone! So I'd see some great blue heron and I'd like "oh yeah!" And tried to get that picture and you can't get that picture with an iPhone. So, I got a little bit nicer than a point and shoot. Bt then you say you know the birds are moving too fast. So then I upgraded to the next camera, the slr. And then that sent really good enough, so then, I upgraded again, and got a better lens and so I think I am where I am, although I'm always wishing for the next best thing. 1:44:30 I only started this maybe, a year and a half ago. How are you getting such good pictures then? You know what? Some days it's just being in the right place at the right time, and sometimes I have just mere seconds to get that shot, because I"ll see that eagle coming across the bay and I"ll come skidding across my house in my socks and jump out here and I'll keep my camera on a really fast setting so I can kind of just get it and kind is work from there because I don't have a lot of time to figure out like ... Nature doesn't wait for anybody. No, nature doesn't wait ! Sharon track It's a skill she's developed, and an art form that has become a part of her. As long as something amazing keeps happening outside her window, she'll keep grabbing her camera. 1:41:11 this has been truly and amazing adventure here. I'm truly hooked, I love Vermont, I love living on the bay, it's just awesome, awesome experience.
Boston says if you want to take great bird photos, be patient. For every 500 shots you take, 3 or 4 of them will be great ones.
This June will mark the 85th anniversary of the Crowley Road Race in Rutland. And a long-lost token of race history -- has been uncovered. Ali Freeman has the story.
((Paula Lannon "I just couldn't believe it. We have been trying to trace back the lineage of the road race.")) Paula Lannon organizes the Crowley Road Race -- one of the oldest road races in New England. For decades has been searching high and low for historical artifacts -- but has only recovered a few newspaper clippings and a single photograph. Until now. ((Nats 'it's a beautiful trophy.. Cast iron...")) The fine details and aged inscriptions gleam in the sunshine on a piece of Rutland history that was believed to be long gone. But 85-years later in a Michigan attic, the original Crowley Road Race trophy was found. ((Paula Lannon / Race Organizer "For the crowley road race, I think this trophy really brings it all together for us. It makes everything tangible for everyone who is involved in the race.")) What began as a friendly competition in 1928 between Crowley and famous marathon runner Clarence DeMar -- has slowly evolved over the years into a full weekend affair. Lannon says in the early years -- the race would have just a few dozen runners. And this year, there are nearly 1000 registered participants. The race still starts in Proctor - and ends in Rutland. Mike Lannon helps his wife organize the event -- but is the runner in the family. And says this trophy will mean a lot to fellow racers. ((Mike Lannon / Runs in Race "runners run for a lot of different reasons -- primarily their health. But runners run for trophies, they run for prize money, they run for tradition. This trophy will definitely generate a lot of interest because it is a traditional race. We have a lot of people come back year after year.")) A tradition that now attracts thousands of spectators into the city for the weekend. Each year the race is held in between memorial day and July 4th -- a time when local businesses could use a few extra shoppers. ((Tom Donahue / Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce "there is some real significance to the event and what it means to the local economy because it is a real economic boost when that many people come from all over the United States.")) And spectators and runners alike, can finally feast their eyes on a longtime missing piece of race history. That is finally back home. Ali Freeman, Ch3 Rutland.
There were several years the race was not held after Crowley's passing -- so this will technically be the 37th consecutive year. The race will be held on June 9th -- and Channel 3 will be there.
The weather has forced Thunder Road officials to move the memorial day classic from this Sunday to Monday. Post time is set for 1:30. It's been almost a month since the late models last took the track in Barre. On that day, Brian Hoar opened the season with a win in the Merchants Bank 150. Drivers, like defending King of the Road champion Nick Sweet are anxious to get back out there. Sweet finished 8th in the Merchants Bank 150, a result the hometown hero would quickly like to forget. Meanwhile fellow Barre native, Jason Corliss, will be making his debut in the late model division and he's hoping to make it to the feature.
(((JOB FOR THEM... :25)))
Devils Bowl speedway postponed its Memorial day special tonight. A make up date will be announced soon. The ACT 100 at Autodrome Montmagny in Montmagny,Qebec scheduled for tomorrow has been moved to Saturday, July 27th.
The Essex Invitational has also been rescheduled. It was supposed to be tomorrow, but it'll now take place on Tuesday at 3:30. This meet also serves as the New England qualifier, so it really has the largest participation of any meet in Vermont. The State meet is next Saturday so that only leaves 3 days between the Essex invitational and the State meet.
Of course the Vermont City Marathon is all set to go rain or shine on Sunday. This is the 25th anniversary and what a race it should be. For some invited runners like Joe Noonan of Burlington, it'll be the first time running the entire 26 miles. Katie Chase is one of about 60 runners that weren't able to finish the Boston Marathon that will be running Vermont free of charge.
(((PUT IT OUT ON RIGHT...:29)))
After a night off, the Yankees start a series tonight at Tampa. The Bombers Mark Teixeira says he plans to play a double a game wednesday. The injured first baseman may be ready to join the big team by early June.
The Red Sox and Indians will have a delayed start tonight due to the rain at Fenway Park. Last Night, The Indians beat up on Boston, 12-3. Sox starter Ryan Dempster lasted just 3 innings allowing 4 runs. Clay Mortenson wasn't much better giving up 5 runs in 2 innings. Some familiar faces will be back in the Boston clubhouse tonight and with more on that here's NESN's Jerry Remy.
(((OF THIS SERIES... :26)))
Finally tonight, a former NFL lineman paid a visit to a local school. Former Washington Redskins defense tackle Lamar Mills was the guest speaker to more than 500 children at Colchester Middle school this morning. Mills was on hand as part of the Fuel Up to Play 60 program. The in-school program, launched by the National Dairy Council and NFL, is designed to encourge students to be more healthy when it comes to diet and exercise. At 6-4, 270-pounds, Mills looks intimidating on the outside, but his smile tells a different story. He was happy to give back to the community and share his message with some potential future athletes.
(((TRT:22 OC:EATING RIGHT)))
An update -- Route 128 between Essex and Westford is now open. The only state road still closed is the Maidstone Highway. A fallen bridge in Washington state sends cars plunging into the water. How safe are America's other bridges, next on the CBS Evening News.
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