Fri 26-AUG-2016 6 P.M. News Script
Taking a stand against discrimination off the court. Good evening I'm Julie Kelley. And I'm Alex Apple. Darren and Kristin are off. UVM students, just back to campus, are reacting to the school's decision to cancel a basketball game between UVM and the University of North Carolina. For the first time we're also hearing from the school's athletic director about the decision. Keith McGilvery is live on campus with the latest. Keith... The decision has to do with transgender people and bathrooms -- and UVM says if North Carolina changes it's laws they'd be open to taking the court in the future.
UVM's Lady Catamounts return to the hardwood this season with 3 of their top 4 scorers -- but 1 less game on the schedule. ((04:38 "We have no intention of traveling to North Carolina with any of our programs for this year.)) This week University athletic director Jeff Schulman announced the women's basketball team would not play its December 28th game against the University of North Carolina. ((04:02 Jeff Schulman, UVM Athletic Director "For us it was not a particularly difficult decision, it was a question of really being in touch with our values and what we believe and making a decision not to play a basketball game.)) The move is in response to a new North Carolina law preventing transgender people from using government run bathrooms based on their gender identity. Though the University of North Carolina had nothing to do with crafting the law, UVM's decision to back out comes as organizations around the country have cancelled business and travel to the state. Shulman says school leaders, players, coaches and community members were all part of the conversation that got off the ground when he took over as athletic director in July. Governor Shumlin says it was the right call. 8-25 Gov Shumlin Presser LM AA ((01:01:29 Gov. Peter Shumlin, D-Vt. "I hope more people will make judgments like that. I want to thank President Sullivan and the board at UVM for having the courage to say listen up, if we don't stand up to policies that discriminate against people based on their sexual orientation, we are going to lose this battle.)) While the University did not make new women's coach Chris Daly or any of his players available for interviews -- students we spoke with on campus are backing the decision to cancel the game against the Tar Heels. ((13:58, Olivia Barry, UVM Student "I think that UVM is like one of the most inclusive places I have ever been.)) ((17:11 Hannah Bolesky, UVM Student "It's a big statement and it is something to be proud of for our whole campus I think.)) Shulman points to a scheduled game against Michigan as an opportunity for the lady Catamounts to still play a big-time team -- and says a future matchup against North Carolina is still a possibility. ((03:20 Jeff Schulman, UVM Athletic Director "We told them we are very open to going back down there and sort of fulfilling our commitment to play at UNC if and when this law is changed.))
Shulman tells me the University explored moving the game here to UVM or another location but that did not work for the Tar Heels. The lady Catamounts kick off their regular season here at home on November 11 against Bryant University.
If you got stuck in extra traffic in Burlington -- it's likely because of students -- heading to college. Thousands of freshmen are moving in at UVM. Parents hugged their kids goodbye -- and helped unpack their bags. Upper classmen helped the new students bring things in and find their dorm rooms.
((TILE 1605 03:32:24--03:39:15 Miles Danis/incoming freshman: "A little nervous, but really excited. We got lost trying to find it but we're here now.")) ((TILE 1605 04:06:06--04:13:26 Ryan Buckley: "I've been ready for a little bit, so honestly not too much - I just feel ready to go.")) ((TILE 1609 05:04:27--05:14:15 Sophie Gibson: "A little stressful. We're on the fourth floor so we've got to take all this stuff four flights of stairs, but excited to meet my roommate and kind of get started with things.")) Classes at UVM start on Monday.
A Vermonter has died while hiking in Colorado. Investigators say 46-year-old Eric Poehlmann of Richmond was found dead on Mount Harvard early Thursday morning. Poehlmann the director of a law firm in Burlington. He was reported missing Wednesday evening after he did not return from a day hike. A search team found him just below the summit at about 14-thousand feet. No word yet on the cause of death.
Five years ago, Hurricane Irene upset the lives of so many Vermonters, taking six with it. Two of those people were Michael Garofano, Sr., and his son, Michael Garofano, Jr. The two men disappeared during the height of the storm, and were found dead in the days following. But the Proctor-Pittsford Golf Club, where Michael Jr. worked as greenskeeper, has honored the men over the past few years with Garofano's Grille. The clubhouse restaurant opened up two years ago, and family members say the dedication keeps the spirit of their two loved ones alive.
((Frank Urso//Michael, Jr.'s Uncle: 38:07-38:19: 'You can't avoid it, you walk in, it's Garofano's Grille, there are pictures of father and son, and that's why it won't ever be forgotten..." 36:34-36:42: "And the People of this club loved Mike when he worked here, and because of what they did, he won't soon be forgotten.")) Urso says the Garofano family is doing well. They come to the clubhouse restaurant often for lunch.
Tropical Storm Irene cut off communities -- after raging rivers jumped their banks. Channel 3's Jennifer Costa retraces the route to Stockbridge that -- five years ago -- you could only reach by ATV.
((LOOK LIVE Costa/Stockbridge 00:26:11:18 "When Tropical Storm Irene hit, 95% of the infrastructure here in Stockbridge was washed away or otherwise damaged. Water actually rose 30 feet up and overtook this bridge. Stockbridge was one of 13 communities completely cut off from the rest of Vermont. The only way I got in was on an ATV.")) ((2011 Peter Stiebris "It's going to get a little bumpy.")) It's hard to believe -- five years ago -- THIS was the only way in. Over boulders -- where pavement -- used to connect Bethel to Stockbridge. ((David Brown/Stockbridge Road Cmsr. 00:01:50:09 "I wouldn't go through it again. I'm just not going to do it.")) Dave Brown is the town road commissioner. The former car salesman had two years on the job -- when Irene hit. ((David Brown/Stockbridge Road Cmsr. 00:13:38:17 "Mother Nature has a way of making it so you're not an expert.")) ((2011 Costa "So this used to be a road?" PS: Yup.")) This is what Brown was dealing with. Rubble as far as you could see. It was two man road crew... against a 100 year storm. He still remembers all the stressful decisions. ((David Brown/Stockbridge Road Cmsr. 00:02:17:07 "Who was going to fix stuff, where it was going to get fixed and maybe even finding someone to fix it because in the very beginning nobody could get here.")) ((Donna Gallant/Stockbridge Central School 00:32:28:11 "It wasn't until the next day that we realized how isolated we were. Roads were washed out in every possible way to leave town.")) Donna Gallant was trapped in her house for four days. Now a teacher at Stockbridge Central -- she says -- the community -- and this school -- were her saving grace. ((Donna Gallant/Stockbridge Central School 00:33:37:03 "I was blown away. It was absolutely amazing how everyone really looked to work and support each other, and to do whatever was necessary to make sure that everyone was safe and to make sure everyone had what they needed.")) ((Joanne Mills/Stockbridge 00:38:34:20 "We had a list of terms that we were now saying like: Are you in or are you out? Or are you mudding, referring to cleaning out your basement with mud.")) Folks around here tell me -- Joanne Mills -- played a huge role in helping her neighbors after the flood. ((Joanne Mills/Stockbridge 00:36:31:27 "We had power first for some reason in this building before a lot of other folks did.")) Her family's Ford dealership became a hub of activity. People used the internet to fill out FEMA applications -- and let loved ones know -- they were safe. She emptied gas tanks on the lot -- so her neighbors could have fuel -- and dispatched volunteers to the hardest hit areas of Stockbridge. ((BUTT reading 00:43:28:24 "Duck under the power lines, then drive over them. You'll be alright")) Mills still keeps a stash of notes in her desk...and reads them often... ((Joanne Mills/Stockbridge 00:42:14:12 "I never want to forget.")) Few here in Stockbridge will forget. FEMA bought out 12 destroyed homes. 4 more transactions are still in the works. 47 roads and bridges were damaged. The repair bill sits at 5-point-7 million dollars. 250-thousand is still outstanding. The town's last Irene project was finished in January. ((NATS)) Brown says Stockbridge is stronger. The roads... more resilient, better built to weather the next big storm. ((Joanne Mills/Stockbridge 00:40:25:00 "And it's kind of folklore. It's starting to become that.")) The scars Irene inflicted on the landscape are fading -- but the emotional mark the storm left on Vermonters... ((Joanne Mills/Stockbridge 00:40:13:17 "Every time it rains really hard this time of year, you do hear people talking about it.)) ...is still here. JC CH 3 News Stockbridge.
Dan is here. A few showers to start, but we ended up with a nice day. (wx script) A little soggy early on, but we ended up with a good amount of sun for most of the day. It was nice to see the humidity start to come down as well, and that will help to make for another very nice day on Saturday. ((currents)) Once the sun came out, temperatures managed to warm into the low to mid 80s. Maybe just a couple of degrees cooler on Saturday. ((dewpoints)) We started the day with dewpoints in the upper 60s and low 70s, but they are dropping down. It will be a comfortable night, and a very nice day on Saturday. ((forecast)) Clear skies with patchy fog tonight, then mostly sunny on Saturday. Highs tomorrow will be in the upper 70s and low 80s.
More than two weeks after voters went to the polls -- Washington County's Democratic Senate race is finally settled. Just one vote separated two candidates -- one moves on to the general election, and fort the other, the race is over. After an official recount and a court hearing -- Francis Brooks officially beat out Ashley Hill for the third and final spot on November's general election ballot. Gov. Peter Shumlin moved to Windham county shortly before primary day -- but cast his vote early in Washington County. He may have cast the deciding vote.
(01:07:31:00) ((Gov. Peter Shumlin: I got to go back and dig into my memory on that, I had three votes, and I know they were, I want to say the one I knew least was Ashley Hill, so I think I voted for the other three)) Vermont's election law did allow for Shumlin's vote despite his move. However, he will vote in Windham county for the general election.
Did you know your dog could get the common cold, too? It's called kennel cough, and it's shut down a dog park in Waterbury for two weeks. Lynzi DeLuccia is in our Rutland bureau with more on the illness, Lynzi? Julie, just like you said, it is the common cold, in your pets. And even though it may not be life threatening, it's incredibly contagious, which is why some dog parks are pushing away visitors for some time. We talked to some people to see what exactly kennel cough is, and what dog owners know about it.
((Rachel Ferat//Fairlawn NJ 14:15-14:18: "I have definitely been cautioned by vets at different points.")) Rachel Fur-ROT has heard about kennel cough - the medical term used to identify an upper respiratory infection in dogs, causing them coughing fits and other cold-like symptoms. But she's not worried about Harpo coming down with it. ((Rachel Ferat//Fairlawn, NJ 13:29-13:42: "I know it's highly contagious and there's a vaccine for it, our dog has the vaccine because he does shows and he also comes to the Paw House every year so he's around other dogs a lot.")) The Paw House in Clarendon is a special bed and breakfast - welcoming both people and their pups. ((Mitch Frankenberg//Owner, Paw House: 47:19-47:30: "before every guest comes, they fill out a form that they acknowledge that their dog is either vaccinated for kennel cough, and they're not allowed to stay without that.")) The Paw House has never seen an issue with kennel cough - Frankenberg says they constantly clean and maintain consistent airflow. But guests to ask him about the illness. ((Frankenberg 48:14-48:21: "people are pretty aware it's a problem, but my comment is always speak with your vet.")) ((Dr. Carol Gifford 6:42-6:45: "We're probably seeing an outbreak now because there's a lot of boarding, people are traveling a lot this summer...")) Dr. Carol Gifford owns Riverside Veterinary Care in Rutland. She says the illness is spread when dogs are together in close proximity, but kennels are not specifically to blame. ((Dr. Carol Gifford, DVM Riverside Veterinary Care 3:30-3:38: "You could bring your dog in for a routine visit, that dog could come in, cough near your dog and your dog could get it that quickly, it's very contagious.")) Riverside sees a few cases every month, but this summer, there's been a heavy presence. ((Gifford 2:59-3:12: "A few weeks ago we were seeing more cases of it, like four or five a week, a couple months ago we were at the point where we were seeing multiple every day.")) The increase in cases across central Vermont has caused dog owners concern - and while symptoms like coughing, lessened appetite, and nasal discharge COULD lead to something more serious, Dr. Gifford says the worry is unnecessary. ((Gifford 6:17-6:33: "It's usually quite mild, they should just take the precautions to keep them well-hydrated, don't let them over exert themselves, and come in if they're concerned, but it's very, in the many years I've done this, I've seen very few dogs that get seriously ill..."))
Now Gifford points out that the vaccine does not protect against all organisms that cause kennel cough... Besides the vaccine, the best way to stop the spread of the illness is keeping dogs who are infected away from other dogs. Julie
Fair season is still going strong. The Caledonia County Fair continues this weekend in Lyndonville. It is the 161st year of the fair. Gates opened Wednesday afternoon and when it ends on Sunday, organizers say about 30 thousand people will have attended. There are the usual fair exhibits, animals, tractors, a midway. Admission is 17 dollars, but it includes all the rides and attractions.
((Dick Lawrence/ Fair President 01:12:55:18 " We have a pay one price of admision, includes the price of parking, price of 4 ground acts and the price of any entertainment on the stage or anywhere else. . We specialize in trying to attract family members and we think that is the best deal there is.")) The tractor pull took place this afternoon. The truck pull begins at 6:30.
And the Champlain Valley Fair opened today in Essex. It's the state's largest fair called the ten best days of summer -- and always held just before the school year begins. At 3:00 there was a wait to get in.
((Kim Simonds/Essex: I love the fair, I love the animals, the shows, it's a yearly tradition, yearly tradition and hopefully we will see some new ones.)) ((Barbara and Lee Silver: we love coming to the Champlain Valley Fair, we do it every year. We're coming back for senior day, we want another discount! )) The fair runs for ten days
There's been a lot of discussion about homework this week after a teacher's letter about NO homework went viral. We're taking a closer look at the issue on the weekend ... Plus ... Things are getting a little wild!
(NATS-MOOSE CALLING) The weekend crew is making a call to the wild... (00262000) ((Coming up on the weekend we head canaan for the 25th anniversary moose festival. its all things moose. moose chili moose watching tours and get this they even have moose calling exercises. It sounds something like this. MOOSE CALL... something like that i think. Im alex hirsch and that story is coming up on the weekend.)) All the moose calling...gets us hungry...so its time for some after calling snacks... (00:09:01:00-00:09:18: 00) ((NB: We're back in the kitchen on the weekend, and this time I have 2 special guests by my side. Melissa Sheketoff and her mother Claudia. Claudia, you're a great cook from what Melissa says-- so what are we making? (CS:) Pumpernickel poppers. Nb: They look delicious, and I can't wait to make them. We'll see how it's done coming up on the weekend.)) then on sunday... ((1:42 there were definitely days where, we would struggle, yah know 'come sit down, come sit down')) She's talking about the struggle to get young kids to do homework. New on The Weekend ... A closer look at why Vermont schools are changing their approach. And we take a look back at Tropical Storm Irene as we prepare for the fifth anniversary...
Join us tomorrow morning starting at 6am and sunday at 8am here on channel 3!
A heads up for Patriots fans about tonight's game on WCAX. Due to an obligation with CBS, we will be carrying the Cleveland-Tampa Bay game here on Channel 3. It's not our call -- but the network's. You can still catch the Patriots game against the Carolina Panthers on our secondary Channel. Over the air, it's digital 3-point-2 It's also available on several cable providers -- including Comcast channel 331, Burlington Telecom 303 and Time Warner in Vermont and New Hampshire on Channel 12-55. It is not available on satellite or some other cable providers.
All week, we've been looking back at Tropical Storm Irene. It was a perfect storm -- to hit Vermont hard. Sharon Meyer explains what happened.
((nats irene storm video)) Our worst fears came to fruition on Sunday August 28 2011. (storm track) In the WCAX Weather Department we watched Tropical Storm Irene develop in the Lesser Antilles during the evening of August 20th and sweep across Puerto Rico on August 21st as a Category 1 Hurricane. On the morning of August 22nd Irene strengthened to a Category 2 and Category 3 which is called a major hurricane with winds peaking at 120 mph. The storm tracked across the Caribbean before curving north, northeast along the southeast coast of the US until the morning of August 27th. Then Irene made landfall just east of Morehead City, NC as a Category 1 storm, and then made landfall again near Atlantic City, NJ, during the early morning hours of August 28th. (continued storm track) Irene passed just east of New York City, NY, during the middle of the morning as a Cat 1 hurricane. This track slightly to the east, put New York City on the backside of the storm's rotation which was a big break for them. (irene footage from NYC? Then footage from us?) The storm passing to the east, meant the winds switched to the north and west, which prevented the massive storm surge which officials feared would flood the city. Here in Vermont we weren't so lucky. Bands of heavy rain, fed by tropical moisture, rotated into central Vermont, and hammered the same areas for several hours. (back to storm track) Irene had weakened to a Tropical Storm by the time it reached the Vermont/Ma border late in the afternoon, but still with sustained winds of 50 mph. Irene continued to track along the CT River Valley reaching Canaan at around 10pm. In all, 4-8" of rain fell across the area from Saturday night through Sunday night. (graphic of rainfall? Moisture content?) Why was central and southern Vermont hit so hard by flooding, while in northern Vermont we suffered much less? Tropical systems tend to be made up of bands of heavy rain, and where these heavy bands wind up setting up determines who gets the most rain. The heaviest rain from Irene fell across the mountain slopes, especially in central and southern Vermont. That water funneled down the slopes into the valleys. That, combined with the fact that while the soil moisture content was close to normal in northern Vermont, it was already abnormally high in central and southern Vermont before Irene arrived, and that also contributed to the extreme flooding in those areas.
((Dan chats about Irene going into weather)) Looks like a nice weekend on the way. Saturday will be the better weekend day, but showers likely to hold off for most of Sunday as well. ((currents)) A warm one this evening with plenty of sun. Temperatures are in the low 80s. ((highstoday)) Plenty of sun this afternoon helped temperatures reach the low to mid 80s. ((tempsgraph)) Temperatures should remain reasonably warm through the middle of next week. We'll see cooler conditions starting Wednesday. ((radsat)) The system we had this morning is now exiting New England with clear skies set for tonight with patchy fog. Clouds will return with our next system on Sunday. Showers will develop from west to east during the afternoon. ((forecast map)) Saturday will be the better of the two weekend days, but it doesn't look like much rain on Sunday. We'll see a chance of showers early on Monday, and another weather system moving in late Tuesday and into Tuesday night.
Tonight: Clear skies. Patchy fog. Lows: 50/60 Wind: Light Saturday: A beauty! Mostly sunny. Not humid. Highs: 78/85 Wind: N 5-10 mph Saturday night: Increasing clouds. Lows: 55/65 Wind: Becoming light S Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Chance few showers, thunderstorms. Highs: 75/82 Wind: S 5-10 mph Extended: Sunday night: Chance showers, t-storms. Lows: 58/68 Monday: Partly sunny. Few showers, t-storms. Highs: 78/85 Lows: 52/62 Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Showers, storms late. Highs: 80s Lows: 55/65 Wednesday: Partly sunny. Passing shower. Highs: 70s Lows: 48/58 Thursday: Partly sunny. Highs: 62/72 Lows: 40s Friday: Partly sunny. Highs 62/72
New state plans appear to kill most of the surviving hope -- that a loop highway surrounding greater Burlington -- will ever be built. Kyle Midura has this story.
Getting a loop around Burlington is something most drivers seem to have given up on. Cheryl Hart held out hope. (00:13:23:00) ((Cheryl Hart - motorist I do have hope that it will come to be, but now that I hear they're thinking of selling the land, I have my doubts)) Five years ago the governor shelved it and now ... the state is creating guidelines to sell some of the property for the long-anticipated, but scrapped loop. (MAP) The Circ would have created a route from the north end of Burlington, thru Colchester and Essex -- wrapping around thru Williston to connect to Interstate-89. (nats) VTrans Secretary Chris Cole says the state will retain much of the property it owns, but has had interest from some private developers. Senate Transportation Chairman Dick Mazza says he hopes local or state government will hold onto the properties owned by Vermont. (00:02:59:00) ((Sen. Dick Mazza - D-Grand Isle I would lean toward the communities can use it, but not do away with it entirely in case in the event someday the Circ is revitalized, or another highway there)) The state did build a portion of the Circ. Route 289 thru Essex -- before the Governor officially pulled the plug on the project. At that time in 2011, he unveiled a series of alternative projects. Those are moving forward... slowly. KM, Ch.3 BTV
Plans for the Circ first surfaced in the 70's. Both anti-development sentiments and environmental challenges proved to be insurmountable roadblocks to the project.
A New Hampshire woman is facing charges for her role in a fatal crash in April. A grand jury in Sullivan County inducted 36-year-old Amber King on a charge of negligent homicide. Police say King was drunk and speeding when she rolled her SUV on Main Street in Claremont. The crash killed King's passenger -- 32 year old Amanda Grasso of Goshen, New Hamsphire.
An alternative school in Vergennes has two dozen reasons to celebrate today. ((cheering 3 seconds)) 25 students graduated from Northlands Job Corps' technical training program. The students are between 16 and 24 -- and lived on campus. They're now trained in nine different career fields. Federal funding means they didn't have to pay for their education. Congratulations to the graduates!
An Irasburg family who lost their historic barn to fire this week -- needs your help. The Robillard family's round barn burned to the ground Tuesday. The family is now requesting help from other farmers -- to see if they have extra calf hutches available. If you do -- contact them. Their phone number is included in the story on our website WCAX.com.
A 12-year-old girl broke record on Lake Champlain in June -- giving her endless bragging rights. New York environmental officials say Amelia Whalen of Witherbee in Essex County caught a 29 pound, 14 ounce freshwater sheepshead in June. It broke the previous state record for that species by more than 3 pounds. Congratulations.
Starting Line Sports ...we've reached the finish line for Thursday night's at Thunder Road...and although it's a sure sign summer is coming to an end...the results of last night's action at the Nation's Site of Excitement means the chase for the season track championship in all three divisions will stay red hot all the way to the end. In the Late Models... Scott Dragon and Nick Sweet were separated by just 20 points entering the night --- Sweet picked up 10 through the heats and semi, then finished 8th to Dragon's ninth in the feature. The margin entering next weekend's Labor Day Classic is now just 8 points --- neither played a major factor in the results of last night's feature race ...David Whitcomb of Essex seizes the lead early, and he would hold it through the first half of the feature. --- but on lap 26, Racin' Jason Allen of Northfield finally gets past Whitcomb to the outside, and it was all over but the crying --- Allen opens up about a 10-car length lead on the field and hangs on to claim the checkers in the caution-free race. --- Allen picks up just his second career victory and first of the season to close out the Thursday night portion of the Thunder Road schedule.
((TRT: 28 ... OC: STAY CLEAN)) ((Allen: "We waited until last minute, we had some tough luck earlier this year and we were able to stick together as a team, get through it and pull of a win right here at the end. When we were doing the fan wave-off, they were doing the cell phone thing and I said, well, last time seeing this for another year and I kinda took all that in, went out. I told the boys we were gonna go win it and we had a little bit of confidence. We had a good car, I knew we did and we knew if things went our way we had a shot at it and once we got out front, it was just hit our marks and stay clean."))
In the Tiger Sportsman Division... Brendan Moodie of Wolcott came into the night trailing Stephen Donahue by just eight points in the season standings...and Moodie put on a performance in the Triple 20s... winning the opening segment and followed that with finishes of second and sixth for a total of nine points to earn the feature victory. Mike Martin was second...Donahue came in third, so now Moodie and Donahue are tied at the top of the standings with two races to go.
The Street Stocks season championship chase has turned into a family affair, with Jamon Perry leading his brother Jaden by 27 points heading into last night...but Jaden was able to chip a few points off that lead as the Hardwick driver passed rookie Cooper Bouchard on the final lap to pick up the victory, his first of the season. Bouchard held on for second... Jamon Perry was third, so his points lead now stands at 17 points...
The new Late Model King of the Road will be crowed a week from this Sunday at the 38th edition of the Labor Day Classic. The Tiger and Street Stock track championships will likely be decided on Sunday, October 2nd on a card headlined by the 54th running of the Milk Bowl.
It could be the key to battling the Zika virus. Researchers in California are using altered mosquitoes to help prevent the spread of other bugs and the dangerous disease. Chris Martinez explains how it works.
MOSQUITO CONTROL TEAMS IN THIS CALIFORNIA NEIGHBORHOOD ARE TRYING A NEW TACTIC TO BATTLE THE BUGS THAT CARRY THE ZIKA VIRUS. Nats "pop" lid off tube THE MOSQUITO IS CALLED THE AEDES AEGYPTI. ((Steve Mulligan/ Consolidated Mosquito Abatement District)) "Aedes aegypti is a vector of some very serious diseases, historically yellow fever... and now more recently - zika virus." SCIENTISTS ARE RELEASING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF SCIENTIFICALLY ALTERED MALE MOSQUITOES TO MATE WITH ZIKA PRONE FEMALES. THE ALTERED MALES CARRY A BACTERIA CALL WOLBACHIA, WHICH PREVENTS THE FEMALES FROM REPRODUCING - THE FEMALES ARE ONLY ONES WHO BITE PEOPLE AND SPREAD DISEASE. ((Jodi Holeman/ Biologist)) "So the eggs are not viable, they won't hatch!" A LAB IN KENTUCKY INJECTED THE MALE MOSQUITOES WITH THE BACTERIA AND SHIPPED THEM TO CALIFORNIA. ((Walk/Talk in mosquito holding room - screened boxes of bugs)) CM: Are these all the same species? SM: These are... RESEARCHERS EXPECT THE MOSQUITO POPULATION WILL PLUMMET, AND THEY COULD USE THIS ARMY OF MOSQUITOES STRATEGICALLY AGAINST ZIKA IF IT APPEARS. ((Jodi Holeman/ Biologist)) "Maybe you start to see disease transmission in a certain area and you can go to that area with these mosquitoes and release them." RESEARCHERS SAY SO FAR - THE PROJECT'S RESULTS ARE PROMISING ... WITH TENS OF THOUSANDS MORE ALTERED MOSQUITOES LEFT TO DEPLOY. CHRIS MARTINEZ, CBS NEWS, CLOVIS, CALIFORNIA
And with the warm weekend ahead -- it's going to be a great time to have your boat out on the lake. A program in the Adirondacks is helping to make sure they don't harm the lakes when they do. Rose Spillman explains what this free program does.
= To an average passerby, the plants and organisms lingering under the docks at the Port Henry marina could easily go unnoticed. But manager David Koran says he's well aware that some of them don't belong there. ((David Koran/Port Henry Marina Manager 3404 01:52:45 "We have two types of invasive species as far as I know of, not including the fish, we have the eurasian milfoil, which is the weeds, the green weeds that grow everywhere, and we have the asian zebra mussels which attach themselves to just about everything in the lake they can." 01:52:58)) An aquatic invasive species is an organism that's invaded a waterway outside of its native territory. Experts say these plants and animals can often cause harm to the ecosystem. The Adirondack Invasive Species Prevention Program aims to prevent further spread of these species. ((Brendan Quirion/Adirondack Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Program 3315 01:28:25 "Lake Champlain has close to 50 different invasive species and non-native species, 01:28:30 so we're looking for both plants and animals. Plants for example could be eurasian water milfoil, curly leaf pond weed, or even variable leaf water milfoil, whereas animals we're looking for zebra mussels, spiny water flea, or an asian clam." 01:28:44)) Officials say the most common way that invasive species are transported into new territory is by sticking to boats and trailers. They say their program has prevented the spread of more than 1,000 invasive species this summer through free wash and inspection stations at 25 locations. ((Rose Spillman/Ticonderoga 3378 01:47:32 "The program has two free wash stations on Lake Champlain. There's one in Peru and one right here in Ticonderoga, but they also offer them at waterways and rivers across the region. For those who can't find one, they recommend that boaters wash and inspect their boats themselves before entering any other waterways." 01:47:50)) The program is in its second year, but a new transport regulation took effect in New York this year that requires boaters to remove all plant or animal matter from their boats before transport. ((Jeff Sann/Adirondack Watershed Institute Stewarship Program Manager 3316 01:34:48 "And it requires boaters take reasonable precautions to make sure their boat is clean, drained, and dry, to not risk the introduction of these new species at the boat launches, so our staff is out, and they're talking to boaters and making sure they're aware of this new regulation." 01:35:03)) Officials say most of the waterways in the Adirondacks are free from all invasive species, and they hope to keep it that way. Rose Spillman, Channel 3 News, Ticonderoga.
The fall sports season at UVM gets off with a flourish with a trio of matchups this afternoon and evening. It all begins with the UVM men's soccer team. The Cats are coming off a stellar 2015, where they went unbeaten in eight of their last ten games and claimed the program's fourth America East title, advancing to the NCAA Tournament. With all three of last year's top scorers back... anticipation is high as the Cats opened the new season at home against Cal State Fullerton today at Virtue Field... --- ten minutes left in the first half...no score...Fullerton with a corner kick... Corentin Ohlmann with a great header, but Arthur Bacquet makes an even better defensive play to save the goal, the junior from Belgium clearing the ball off the line ... --- just over a minute later...Vermont lofting the ball into the Cal State box... Bernard Yeboah settles it and rifles a shot into the top left corner...an outstanding effort... and the Cats lead 1-0 at the break... --- but Fullerton has made two straight trips to the NCAA Tournament out of the Big West and they wouldn't go away quietly...Ronaldo Pineda with a perfectly placed shot under the bar five minutes into the second half that ties the game at one... --- midway thru the period...Vermont answers back...Brian Wright fights off two defenders and sends the pass across the box to Yeboah who has plenty of time and does not waste it... second of the game... UVM back on top 2-1... --- then, with under 15 minutes to go...it's Fullerton...Roberto Coronado to Alex Heilmann...he finds the net and this game is tied at two...it stays that way thru regulation and the first overtime... --- but with just two minutes to go in the second OT, Wright hauls in the long pass ...gets a step on the defender and scores the game winner... as Vermont starts a season of anticipation and expectation with a 3-2 victory.
((TRT: 34 ... OC: COME AROUND)) ((Wright/ We were talking about it today. My class hasn't lost a season opener. So we were really hoping to keep that going, as well as do well on our home turf. It just goes to show the experience that we have as a team. It's a really good outcome today, hopefully we can clean it up next time so that we don't have to concede so many.)) ((Yeboah/ We knew coming in that they were two-time conference champions, and have been to the NCAAs the last two years so we knew that this was going to be a really tough game. This is the type of game that we want early in the season so we can get ready for later on when the playoffs come around.))
right next door at Moulton-Winder, the UVM field hockey team also playing its home opener this afternoon ...the Cats taking on Central Michigan... --- Carla Godsman gets the Cats on the board about midway through the first half. --- the real star in this one was goaltender Lena Benwood, the junior had 6 saves, keeping UVM a step ahead of the Chippewas throughout the game --- Still in the first half, Tess O'Brien finds Rachael Picchi, and Picchi goes five-hole to double the Vermont lead at 2-0. --- But Central Michigan presses the entire second half and finally breaks through ...its credited to Emily Barber, though it appeared to redirect of the stick of the Cat's Taylor Gaines. But the visitors get no closer, UVM holds on to win 2-1, they host LaSalle at noon on Sunday.
As you just saw, the UVM field hockey and men's soccer teams earned home wins this afternoon. Tonight the UVM women's soccer team plays its home opener against Central Connecticut at 7pm at Virtue Field. The game is part of the day one of the annual TD Bank Classic tournament. The other game, between Manhattan and New Hampshire, is underway now. On Sunday, the Classic concludes with UNH facing Central Connecticut at 11am... then Vermont will face Manhattan at 1:30pm. UVM opened it's season last Saturday with a 4-2 loss at Marist.
Speaking of Marist, the Red Foxes were in Hanover today to face Dartmouth...it's the season opener for the Big Green...and although Dartmouth held a double digit lead in shots...this one would go into double overtime with no score... --- but with just over six minutes left... sophomore Remy Borinsky sends a long crossing pass ahead to Alyssa Neuberger down the right side...the freshman chases it down...then makes a nice move to deke the defender and fires with the left foot tucking the ball inside the far post... the first career goal for Neuberger is also a game winner as Dartmouth begins the season with a 1-0 win over Marist.
Finally, as we mentioned earlier... the Patriots preseason game tonight at Carolina will not be airing on Channel Three. Due to an obligation with CBS, we will be airing the Cleveland-Tampa Bay game which kicks off at 8:00pm. The Pats game, which begins at 7:30pm, will air on our secondary channel, WCAX 3.2. Here's a list of cable providers that carry 3.2. It's not available on satellite or some other cable providers.
And we end tonight by wishing you all a happy national dog day. Good weekend weather awaits us -- take your dog out on the boat with you this weekend. That's all for us tonight. The news is back at 11. Have a great weekend.
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