Fri 29-APR-2016 Early A.M. News Script

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((THANK GARY)) ((EVA & TYLER TALK ABOUT WHAT THEY ARE WORKING ON)) But first let's get to ...

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Vermont's senator says he isn't giving up his presidential bid -- despite a campaign slowdown. Cat Viglienzoni has more on his Pursuit of the Presidency.

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NATS music & walkup Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders hit the campaign trail in Oregon Thursday... ((SOT 24-31 "That is quite an army of people we have there" CHEERS)) ...looking ahead to the May 17th primary there -- even as his campaign slashes staff. (gfx from CBS 1230 pkg) About two hundred people will be laid off -- leaving Sanders with about 300 staffers. The Sanders campaign says it's because most of the voting contests are behind them and they don't need as many people. Middlebury College political science professor Matt Dickinson says he believes it's because they know they won't need the staff for a general election bid. ((SOT Matt Dickinson, Middlebury College Political Science Professor 000033 If they're not admitting it publicly, certainly among themselves they know that's a long shot 37)) Despite the move ... Sanders has said he's staying in the race all the way to the convention. Dickinson says that's a smart decision. ((SOT Matt Dickinson 000056 Your message is still resonating with enough people. You're bringing in enough money. You're forcing Clinton to address the issues that you think are important. Those are all good reasons to stay in 05)) Another reason -- the movement Sanders has sparked. ((SOT Dickinson 000356 It is amazingly still vibrant. He still draws large crowds 400)) ((BUTTED)) ((SOT Dickinson 000406 The enthusiasm from his supporters has not died down at all. In fact, that's something of a problem. In many ways, they're less realistic than he is 13 about the future of the nominating race 16)) But as the future of this race looks clearer -- Dickinson says the support Sanders has gotten from younger voters may indicate the future of the PARTY. ((SOT Dickinson 000109 he may lose this battle for the nomination, but he may still win the war for the soul of the Democratic party 14 looking down the road 16)) And he says that is something the Clinton campaign may need to contend with -- if Sanders' presidential bid turns into a a grassroots political movement beyond the convention. ((SOT Dickinson 000208 if he does that, if he becomes sort of a wing of the Democratic party, then is in her interest to try to reach out and extend an olive branch and somehow incorporate his revolution into her political movement as well 20)) The Sanders campaign did say if he wins the Democratic nomination, they hope to re-hire many of the staffers that were laid off. Cat Viglienzoni, channel 3 news. Burlington.

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The tone on the campaign trail Thursday .. Very testy .. As Ted Cruz strikes out at Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. With his only remaining hope at the nomination a contested convention, cruz and new running mate Carly Fiorina spent the day campaigning in Indiana ... Where voters heads to the polls on Tuesday. Meanwhile Kasich skipped Indiana altogether .. And instead campaigned in Oregon.

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John Boehner no longer works in Washington -- and he's not shying away from criticizing one of his former colleagues The former House speaker told students at Stanford University that republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is "Lucifer in the flesh" -- and the "most miserable" person he's ever worked with. Meanwhile Cruz is saying he never actually worked with the former senator, because the then-speaker refused his invitation for talks about the partial government shutdown three years ago. Boehner resigned last fall under pressure from conservatives allied with Cruz.

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There's a new law in Vermont that aims to make it easier to vote. Governor Shumlin signed the Automatic Voter Registration bill into law. Starting in July of next year -- anyone who applies for -- or renews -- a drivers license will be automatically added to the list of eligible voters. Vermont is the third state to pass such a law.

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Vermont is poised to pick a state vegetable... And it's not kale. The state senate voted overwhelmingly yesterday to bestow the honor on the Gilfeather turnip -- even though it is technically a rutubaga. A group of students from Wardsboro planted seeds to honor the gilfeather, which has local roots. Legislators say the real value of bills like these lie in giving students a real-life civics lesson.

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(00:35:04:00) ((Sen. John Campebll - D-Windsor probably one of the healthiest and one of the best things we can do for our children so that they learn and understand teh process of making laws and I laud these 4th graders, they've done a great job)) The bill passed the house earlier this year... and now just awaits the Governor's signature to become law. Only one senator voted against the measure today... Rutland's Kevin Mullin, who described himself as a corn on the cobb and string beans kinda guy.

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Red Cross officials say the need for volunteers across New Hampshire and Vermont is critical. To help train new volunteers .. they're holding a "disaster boot camp" in the North Country to train new recruits. The session runs today and tomorrow in Gorham, New Hampshire.

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A Vermont principal -- faces an embezzlement charge. Troopers say they found several items -- belonging to the Newark School -- in Patrick (eel-ie) Ely's home -- amounting to about 5-thousand dollars. They began their investigation after a tip from the superintendent. Some school items are still missing. (eel-ie) Ely is due in court - in June.

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A former cop -- on the wrong side of the law -- wants to avoid jail-time. 40-year-old Tyler Kinney pleaded guilty last May to heroin distribution, firearms trafficking and stealing from the Colchester Police Department's evidence locker. Prosecutors say he did it -- to feed his drug habit. Kinney will ask the judge on Monday to spare him from jail time. His lawyer says the former officer struggled from job-related stress before turning to drugs. Prosecutors want Kinney to serve four to six years behind bars.

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Police in Windsor -- say they've captured -- four-out-of-five suspects -- in a heroin and crack cocaine ring. A six-month investigation dubbed "operation quicksand" -- led to the arrests of James Morse, Steven Gross, David Moodie and Stephanie Hewitt. Police say Michael Place is still on the run. Windsor Police worked with the Weathersfield Police Department during Operation Quicksand.

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Another day similar to the last two - after a chilly start to the day, a good deal of sunshine, especially to the north with a few more clouds mixing in, south. A bit warmer today. More of the same for Saturday, a few degrees warmer. Then a frontal system moves in Sunday with scattered rain showers. More on Monday, then it moves out Tue., but still chance for a few showers. Different frontal system moves in Wed. & Thu. with more rain showers.

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Today: N: Mostly sunny S: Mix of sun & clouds Highs: 50 to 57 Wind: NW 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Variable clouds Lows: 25 to 32 Wind: N 5 to 10 mph Saturday: Partly cloudy Highs: 55 to 62 Wind: N 5 to 10 mph Extended: Sunday: Mostly cloudy Scattered showers Lows: 32 to 42 Highs: 48 to 58 Monday: Mostly cloudy Showers Lows: 35 to 42 Highs: 48 to 58 Tuesday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers Lows: 35 to 42 Highs: 55 to 62 Hyper-Extended: Wednesday: Mostly cloudy Showers Lows: 38 to 45 Highs: 58 to 68 Thursday: Mostly cloudy Showers Lows: 40s Highs: 55 to 65

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Soon lilacs will be bursting forth with blooms, ...But if you act fast, you can have even more lilacs in your yard.

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Look at this! You've got some nice buds on your lilac Charlie! Yes! The lilacs are coming along strong, and this time of year is actually a great time of year to get more lilacs! Love it! And you can go to garden centers and do it, but you can actually look at your own bush and produce you're own lilacs from your own bush. That saves a lot of money. It does, so a lot of lilacs will send out suckers and in fact, not just lilacs, but forsythia, gooseberries, you'll see a lot of plants that will send root suckers out. Now these are little shoots that are coming out from the roots that are usually a foot or two away from the plant, and they are perfect for digging up now and transplanting them before their leaves come out. So this is the time of year to do it. Yes, so here's out candidate right here, and all you want to do is get a sharp spade and go around that little sucker and what you are going to do is, severe it from the mother plant..but do it in such a way.... So are those roots going to be really deep? Yes, they are. But you can get through them and then you'll have a little ant that you can actually take out. And that's going to turn into a whole lilac bush? That's going to be a whole lilac bush, in fact in a couple of years you'll have flowers on it, and the idea is to get a nice big root ball so you won't want those roots to really dry out and with a little plant like this, it doesn't really have a lot of roots anyway. So start with this, find a nice sunny spot, well drained soil, pop it in and you are going to have a beautiful new lilac. If you want to create a hedge, you can do a whole bunch of these all in a row. Beautiful!

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Over a dozen military members will be disciplined after an October air strike on a hospital in Afghanistan. 42 people were killed in the attack. The Pentagon is expected to announce the disciplinary action today. No criminal charges are expected -- since the attack was not intentional. But officials say a top special operations commander could be fired.

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Three people have been arrested by federal authorities in a criminal marriage fraud investigation linked to one of the San Bernardino shooters. Prosecutors say the trio worked with a former friend of terrorist Syed Rizwan Farook -- in a conspiracy to obtain immigrations benefits for a sibling of Farook's sister-in-law. Among those arrested -- the shooter's brother, Syed Raheel Farook. Law enforcement sources say there's no indication those arrested has previous knowledge of the December attack -- which left 14 people dead.

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A man is in the hospital after being shot by police in a strange situation outside a Baltimore TV station. Investigators say the man threatened to detonate a bomb there -- while he was dressed as a panda with a mask and sunglasses. The station's news director says he had a flash drive and claimed to have evidence of a government conspiracy -- demanding it be put on TV. After refusing to listen to police in a standoff -- they opened fire and shot him multiple times. A robot confirmed he didn't actually have a bomb. He will likely face state and federal charges.

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U-S Senator Chuck Schumer pushes new legislation that would help school districts across New York state test the drinking water for potential lead contamination. Schumer says recent discoveries of elevated lead levels in more than 60 water samples taken at two schools in the Ithaca area is a clear sign testing is needed.

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More PFOA testing is about to begin in Bennington. This round -- blood tests. More than 100 private wells around the old ChemFab plant -- contain the possible carcinogen. And now the state is testing people exposed to the chemical. Tomorrow -- blood will be drawn from residents at the Health Department's Bennington office. It will be several months before the results are known.

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NASA is helping in the battle against Zika. Scientists created a forecast map showing the potential spread of the virus in the US. Southern and Eastern US states are at a higher risks as the warm summer temps start to creep in. Currently the white house is locked in a battle with congress for funding to fight the virus.

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It was announced this week that a new movie will be coming out featuring comedian Will Farrell as the late President Ronald Reagan. And critics aren't too happy about it. The movie - "reagan" is a comedy about a white house intern who must convince a dementia-striken Reagan that he's an actor playing the president in a movie. The real President Reagan died due to complications from Alzheimer's in 2004. Critics -- including his daughter say the movie makes light of the disease and other forms of dementia. Will Farrell is also producing the movie.

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If there was a mugshot hall of fame -- this guy would be in it! Check out the shave on Kevin Gibson. He was arrested in Florida for allegedly possessing marijuana with the intent to sell. For whatever reason he only shaved the right side of his face.

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Another day similar to the last two - after a chilly start to the day, a good deal of sunshine, especially to the north with a few more clouds mixing in, south. A bit warmer today. More of the same for Saturday, a few degrees warmer. Then a frontal system moves in Sunday with scattered rain showers. More on Monday, then it moves out Tue., but still chance for a few showers. Different frontal system moves in Wed. & Thu. with more rain showers.

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John McCain slams the F-35 fighter jets as a scandal. Plus positive news for the massive hole in the middle of Newport. And the heartfelt story of a neighbor helping a neighbor... with a new kidney.

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April is Sexual Violence Awareness Month. Last night in Burlington, survivors -- rallied alongside their support networks -- as part of the annual Take Back the Night March. Eliza Larson has more from the rally.

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((nats -- stop the violence, end the silence)) A chant -- echoing from the streets of Burlington. The message -- stop sexual violence. Among the chanters -- is Craig Mitchell - who says he fell victim to this type of violence -- at a very young age. (TC 09:47:00 Title 4611)((Craig Mitchell/Speaker: "I was 7 years old. I was at my uncle's friend's house." 09:51:25)) Mitchell told the group how - for years - he was called names and physically assaulted. Not always an easy topic to discuss -- Mitchell thanked everyone -- for listening. (TC 07:43:29 Title 4606)((Craig Mitchell/Speaker: "as a survivor or sexual violence, it's amazing to be here and be supported by you folks." 07:49:22)) ((nats - more chants)) Others joined Mitchell - taking back the night - or day - or year - when they say they became victims. H.O.P.E. Works is one of Take Back the Night's sponsoring organizations. It's program director, Elle Petcavage says speakers' experiences could fall into any one of the categories of sexual violence. (TC 02:28:00 Title 4592)((Elle Petcavage/H.O.P.E. Works: "you can think of it as rape, as attempted rape, drug facilitated sexual assault, sex trafficking, stalking, unwanted sexual comments or touch." 02:38:04)) According to Petcavage, 96% of the people who come to H.O.P.E. Works say their assailant is someone they knew. More than 50% of all the people they see are under the age of 24. 3% are over the age of 60. (TC 13:21:21 Title 4622)((Cpl. Krystal Wrinn/Burlington Police Dept.: "first thing that we say is talk to someone that you trust.")) Corporal Krystal Wrinn is a domestic violence prevention officer with the Burlington Police Department. Being sexually assaulted can be isolating... So Wrinn says speaking out is one of the best things a survivor can do. TC 13:25:00? Title 4622) ((Cpl. Krystal Wrinn/Burlington Police Dept Have that discussion with them and know that you're not alone. 13:27:27 The second thing is seek medical attention, whether it's from injuries, sexually transmitted infections, but also, from a law enforcement standpoint, we couldn't be able to gather evidence that could help us later on. 13;38:21)) While stopping violence before it even begins is the ultimate goal -- Wrinn says bystanders can also help prevent an attack. (TC 15:30:01 Title 4622)((Cpl. Krystal Wrinn/Burlington Police Dept.: "one technique is if you want to distract. Whether its a loud noise - just to divert attention - hopefulyl will make it stop. But get on the phone with 911 immediately." 15:40:03)) Eliza Larson, Channel 3 news, burlington.

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Corporal Wrinn says there are a number of outreach centers in the area that victims -- and their friends -- can turn to in a time of crisis -- such as the police department - the Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations -- and Women Helping Battered Women. Those centers are also available for anyone seeking help or counseling.

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Senator John McCain continues to criticize the F-35 fighter jet. The Arizona republican called out the F-35 joint strike stealth fighter's troubled history Thursday during a hearing on the program. The program's price tag is nearly 400-billion dollars for nearly 25-hundred planes. That's almost twice the original estimate.

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(Sen. John McCain/(R) Arizona) " At the same time, the F-35 program's record of performance has been both a scandal and a tragedy with respect to cost, schedule, and performance. And it's a textbook example of why this Committee has placed such a high priority on reforming the broken defense acquisition system." McCain noted that the program promised to deliver over a thousand of the highly advanced stealth fighter jets by this year but has finished just 179 planes. Vermont's Air National Guard will be among the first units in the country to get the jets -- expected in 20-19.

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Bernie Sanders says he still hopes to win several more states -- despite a campaign slowdown. Sanders was on the trail in Oregon yesterday -- where Democrats head to the polls on May 17th. Campaign officials say they're looking ahead to Indiana's vote on Tuesday -- and plan on staying in the race through the convention. That's a strategy that some political experts say is smart -- especially as Sanders doubles down on his campaign platform.

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((SOT Matt Dickinson 000056 Your message is still resonating with enough people. You're bringing in enough money. You're forcing Clinton to address the issues that you think are important. Those are all good reasons to stay in 05)) Despite laying off hundreds of campaign workers and recent primary losses -- Dickinson notes that the energy on the Sanders campaign trail has NOT died down -- and that the Vermont Senator is still drawing large crowds.

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There could be some good news for a massive hole in the middle of Newport. Governor Peter Shumlin says inquiries about the so-called Renaissance Block have come in from out of state and Canada. The buildings on the block were torn down as part of alleged fraud in the Kingdom -- with the goal of building a hotel, offices and stores. But now its just a pile of rubble with a chain link fence.

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Meanwhile, a judge in Miami -- has unfrozen some assets of Ariel Quiros. He's one of the businessmen -- accused in that massive fraud scheme. Quiros owns the Jay Peak ski resort -- and the S-E-C froze his assets mid-investigation. Today, the judge unfroze about 41-thousand dollars. Quiros' estimated his net worth at more than $200 million dollars.

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Imagine needing a kidney transplant and then finding your match from a stranger just down the street. It's one Rutland man's story and he's sharing it with our Lynzi DeLuccia

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((Brent Garrow//Kidney Recipient 34:30-34:40: "I never thought it would happen.)) 29-year-old Brent Garrow was diagnosed with IGA Kidney Disease in 20-14 - his kidneys were functioning at just 9 percent. His name went on the donor list last year. ((Brent Garrow//Kidney Recipient 34:30-34:40: "It'll be me being pessimistic, but I just thought well, you know, this is it.")) The Rutland native who worked as a police officer, firefighter, and funeral director was forced to put his life on hold - and hope. His mother posted a plea online. ((natsound)) Luckily Summer Stoutes saw it. The wife, mother of two, and second grade teacher - never questioned helping a stranger. ((Stoutes :47-:59: "I saw it, and it happened to be the same day, it was the five year anniversary of my husband having his kidney and cancer removed, and I just felt right away like this is something I need to do.")) Stoutes lived just 20 minutes from Garrow. They'd never crossed paths - until April 19th, when Stoutes gave Garrow one of her kidneys. ((Brent Garrow 31:04-31:09: "Actually we weren't even supposed to meet in the hospital, but I'm glad we did.")) ((Summer Stoutes 5:15-5:18 "I was so excited to see him I just wanted to give him a big hug." 5:45-5:53 "he just said thank you and was emotional and hugging me and I told him I was happy to do it for him.")) Garrow says a few weeks before surgery, he cliffed - he truly began feeling the impact the illness was having on him. Without Stoutes coming forward as a donor, he's not sure he'd have made it. ((Garrow 30:19-30:25: "What a wonderful, wonderful person she is, her family, her husband, her children, they're all wonderful people.")) The two say they now speak on a daily basis. While Garrow has a part of Stoutes that he carries around with him Stoutes says Garrow has left just as much of a mark on her. ((Stoutes: 5:39-5:42 "I think we'll have a lifelong friendship now.")) Lynzi DeLuccia -- channel 3 news -- Rutland

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Another day similar to the last two - after a chilly start to the day, a good deal of sunshine, especially to the north with a few more clouds mixing in, south. A bit warmer today. More of the same for Saturday, a few degrees warmer. Then a frontal system moves in Sunday with scattered rain showers. More on Monday, then it moves out Tue., but still chance for a few showers. Different frontal system moves in Wed. & Thu. with more rain showers.

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Today: N: Mostly sunny S: Mix of sun & clouds Highs: 50 to 57 Wind: NW 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Variable clouds Lows: 25 to 32 Wind: N 5 to 10 mph Saturday: Partly cloudy Highs: 55 to 62 Wind: N 5 to 10 mph Extended: Sunday: Mostly cloudy Scattered showers Lows: 32 to 42 Highs: 48 to 58 Monday: Mostly cloudy Showers Lows: 35 to 42 Highs: 48 to 58 Tuesday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers Lows: 35 to 42 Highs: 55 to 62 Hyper-Extended: Wednesday: Mostly cloudy Showers Lows: 38 to 45 Highs: 58 to 68 Thursday: Mostly cloudy Showers Lows: 40s Highs: 55 to 65

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Mimi Baird says she was put on earth to write about her father. And the super senior's story is getting noticed by a Hollywood star. Here's Joe Carroll.

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On a side street just off downtown Woodstock. (01:03:18:00) ((Mimi Baird/Super Senior, Oh, gosh, here is some good emails.)) Mimi Baird is busy. (01:04:05:00) (( Joe: You have a full-time job here. Mimi: I do, but it's a joy. )) In the kitchen she spends much of her time writing about a man she barely knew - her father. (01:00:09:00) ((Mimi reading photo caption, Generally recognized as the most daring of show riders in county. )) A Boston newspaper snapped a picture of Perry Baird jumping at a horse show. (01:00:29:00) ((Joe: In a nutshell, that is your dad, isn't it? Mimi: No question, there it is, competing, agressive, I can do anything. )) (00:58:25:00) ((Mimi: There was a lot of self confidence there! )) He had the right to be confident. A brilliant Boston doctor at the pinnacle of his career with a family secret. Perry Baird was mentally ill. (00:07:10:00) ((Mimi: Keeping secrets is very insidious and very hard. )) Doctor Baird suffered from manic depression, now commonly known as bipolar disorder. So severe - he was institutionalized in a Westborough Mental Hospital in Massachusetts. Mimi was just 6 at the time. Her mother kept it a secret. (00:22:50:00) ((Mimi: Oh he's away, it was just like my father had drifted up to the sky. )) It was in the early 40s and the country was at war. The quality of care for mental patients was- at best - poor. (00:54:53:00) (( Mimi Reading: Attendant: Take off your clothes! Perry: I did so. Narration: Again in a sudden and antagonistic voice he yelled.. lie down on the bed. )) Doctor Baird became patient Baird - subjected to beatings and straight jackets to calm him down. (00:16:45:00) ((Mimi: I don't go down the path of being angry about that because it was the way it was. )) (web: her saying it) Doctor Baird took detailed notes of his stay in the hospital, it was a snapshot of a life the young Mimi didn't know. (00:51:47:00) ((Mimi showing a picture, this is my father's entire manuscript. )) 1172 pages almost a foot high. Doctor Baird's own words of what he went through in various mental hospitals. He called it "Echo's from a Dungeon Cell." (00:04:34:00) (( Joe: When you got the manuscripts in that suitcase and you opened it up, were you overwhelmed? Mimi: Totally.)) (00:04:56:00) ((Mimi: It took me a while to come to grips with that. )) The manuscripts were in a relative's attic in Texas. Her cousin thought Mimi should have them and so a journey to understand who her father was - began. (00:01:52:00) ((Mimi, The book wrote itself to be honest. )) For the 78-year-old, the book has been 20 years in the making. It's called, "He Wanted The Moon." A combination his writings and Mimi's. Doctor Baird writes with great flair about his escape from the mental hospital. (00:38:50:00) (( Mimi reading, A sudden gust of wind blew through the branches of me and made two successive coughing sounds that seemed to say to me, go ahead, go ahead. )) Doctor Baird spent the rest of his life in and out of mental hospitals. He received a lobotomy - a common practice before modern medications. He died of a seizure and drowned in a bathtub in Detroit in 1959. Doctor Perry was just 55. (00:34:00:00) ((Mimi, The number of people who have been helped is staggering and that is what my father wanted, he a doctor and a teacher ...so it's happening,cool. )) The book, now in soft cover, has been well received by book critics. Mimi is now on the speaking tour talking about mental illness. (01:08:40:00) ((Joe Carroll/Woodstock, The success of the book has got the attention of Hollywood, Brad Pitt's production company has picked up the rights and Mimi says part of it will be filmed here in Woodstock. )) (00:28:03:00) ((Mimi, It's going to be as authentic as the book is and they have given their word on it. )) The book and now the movie shedding light on a dark secret so many years ago. (00:36:40:00) ((Mimi, This is the beginning of many more people over the years to come he's going to help - it's amazing! He's helping from the grave really. )) Joe Carroll, Channel 3 News, Woodstock.

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Mimi says everyone in her family is supportive of the book. ((reax))

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(After fighting back from down 2-0, the Boston Celtics took Games 3 and 4 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal with the Hawks, only to be blown out back in Atlanta in Game 5. Tonight, the C's needed a win to stave off elimination. ------- But it was not to be on this night. The Hawks staked out to an 8-point halftime lead, and really put it on the C's in the third quarter, outscoring Boston by 13 to push the lead to 21. It grew to as many as 28 before a Celtics run cut the deficit to as few as 10, but in the end Boston just couldn't keep up. --------- Atlanta takes Game 6 104-92 and the series 4-2. The Hawks will move on to face the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second round, while Boston will pack it up for the summer and prepare for the NBA Draft in June. --------- Across town, the Red Sox also taking on Atlanta, bottom one Sox would jump in front. ----- With runners at the corners and two outs, Hanley Ramirez smacks a base hit to right, in comes Dustin Pedroia, it's 1-0 Boston...but it wouldn't stay that way. ----- Top 2, Nick Markakis puts the Braves in front with this hit ------ Sox trying to come back in the ninth, Pedroia rips one off the Monster, in comes Mookie Betts to cut the deficit to 2 ----- But the next batter is Xander Bogaerts, he'll ground out to end it, sox fall 6-3, ---------------------- --- So the Sox and Yankees starting a weekend series tonight, with your sports wrap, I'm Jack Fitzsimmons)

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Another day similar to the last two - after a chilly start to the day, a good deal of sunshine, especially to the north with a few more clouds mixing in, south. A bit warmer today. More of the same for Saturday, a few degrees warmer. Then a frontal system moves in Sunday with scattered rain showers. More on Monday, then it moves out Tue., but still chance for a few showers. Different frontal system moves in Wed. & Thu. with more rain showers.

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We're calling it "FRY" DAY! We're teaming up with the Weekend crew and sharing a taste of some of the best spots to grab french fries! This week we start with Al's french fries. Watch The Weekend crew Saturday morning and meet a couple who's made this place a regular stop for fifty years.

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((GARY DOES SHORT WX .. TAKES FULL SCREEN ... SHOT COMES BACK OUT TO 4SHOT FOR CLOSE)) Another day similar to the last two - after a chilly start to the day, a good deal of sunshine, especially to the north with a few more clouds mixing in, south. A bit warmer today. More of the same for Saturday, a few degrees warmer. Then a frontal system moves in Sunday with scattered rain showers. More on Monday, then it moves out Tue., but still chance for a few showers. Different frontal system moves in Wed. & Thu. with more rain showers.

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((THANK GARY)) ((EVA & TYLER TALK ABOUT WHAT THEY ARE WORKING ON)) But first let's get to ...

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Vermont's senator says he isn't giving up his presidential bid -- despite a campaign slowdown. Cat Viglienzoni has more on his Pursuit of the Presidency.

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NATS music & walkup Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders hit the campaign trail in Oregon Thursday... ((SOT 24-31 "That is quite an army of people we have there" CHEERS)) ...looking ahead to the May 17th primary there -- even as his campaign slashes staff. (gfx from CBS 1230 pkg) About two hundred people will be laid off -- leaving Sanders with about 300 staffers. The Sanders campaign says it's because most of the voting contests are behind them and they don't need as many people. Middlebury College political science professor Matt Dickinson says he believes it's because they know they won't need the staff for a general election bid. ((SOT Matt Dickinson, Middlebury College Political Science Professor 000033 If they're not admitting it publicly, certainly among themselves they know that's a long shot 37)) Despite the move ... Sanders has said he's staying in the race all the way to the convention. Dickinson says that's a smart decision. ((SOT Matt Dickinson 000056 Your message is still resonating with enough people. You're bringing in enough money. You're forcing Clinton to address the issues that you think are important. Those are all good reasons to stay in 05)) Another reason -- the movement Sanders has sparked. ((SOT Dickinson 000356 It is amazingly still vibrant. He still draws large crowds 400)) ((BUTTED)) ((SOT Dickinson 000406 The enthusiasm from his supporters has not died down at all. In fact, that's something of a problem. In many ways, they're less realistic than he is 13 about the future of the nominating race 16)) But as the future of this race looks clearer -- Dickinson says the support Sanders has gotten from younger voters may indicate the future of the PARTY. ((SOT Dickinson 000109 he may lose this battle for the nomination, but he may still win the war for the soul of the Democratic party 14 looking down the road 16)) And he says that is something the Clinton campaign may need to contend with -- if Sanders' presidential bid turns into a a grassroots political movement beyond the convention. ((SOT Dickinson 000208 if he does that, if he becomes sort of a wing of the Democratic party, then is in her interest to try to reach out and extend an olive branch and somehow incorporate his revolution into her political movement as well 20)) The Sanders campaign did say if he wins the Democratic nomination, they hope to re-hire many of the staffers that were laid off. Cat Viglienzoni, channel 3 news. Burlington.

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The tone on the campaign trail Thursday .. Very testy .. As Ted Cruz strikes out at Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. With his only remaining hope at the nomination a contested convention, cruz and new running mate Carly Fiorina spent the day campaigning in Indiana ... Where voters heads to the polls on Tuesday. Meanwhile Kasich skipped Indiana altogether .. And instead campaigned in Oregon.

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John Boehner no longer works in Washington -- and he's not shying away from criticizing one of his former colleagues The former House speaker told students at Stanford University that republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is "Lucifer in the flesh" -- and the "most miserable" person he's ever worked with. Meanwhile Cruz is saying he never actually worked with the former senator, because the then-speaker refused his invitation for talks about the partial government shutdown three years ago. Boehner resigned last fall under pressure from conservatives allied with Cruz.

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There's a new law in Vermont that aims to make it easier to vote. Governor Shumlin signed the Automatic Voter Registration bill into law. Starting in July of next year -- anyone who applies for -- or renews -- a drivers license will be automatically added to the list of eligible voters. Vermont is the third state to pass such a law.

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Vermont is poised to pick a state vegetable... And it's not kale. The state senate voted overwhelmingly yesterday to bestow the honor on the Gilfeather turnip -- even though it is technically a rutubaga. A group of students from Wardsboro planted seeds to honor the gilfeather, which has local roots. Legislators say the real value of bills like these lie in giving students a real-life civics lesson.

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(00:35:04:00) ((Sen. John Campebll - D-Windsor probably one of the healthiest and one of the best things we can do for our children so that they learn and understand teh process of making laws and I laud these 4th graders, they've done a great job)) The bill passed the house earlier this year... and now just awaits the Governor's signature to become law. Only one senator voted against the measure today... Rutland's Kevin Mullin, who described himself as a corn on the cobb and string beans kinda guy.

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Red Cross officials say the need for volunteers across New Hampshire and Vermont is critical. To help train new volunteers .. they're holding a "disaster boot camp" in the North Country to train new recruits. The session runs today and tomorrow in Gorham, New Hampshire.

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A Vermont principal -- faces an embezzlement charge. Troopers say they found several items -- belonging to the Newark School -- in Patrick (eel-ie) Ely's home -- amounting to about 5-thousand dollars. They began their investigation after a tip from the superintendent. Some school items are still missing. (eel-ie) Ely is due in court - in June.

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A former cop -- on the wrong side of the law -- wants to avoid jail-time. 40-year-old Tyler Kinney pleaded guilty last May to heroin distribution, firearms trafficking and stealing from the Colchester Police Department's evidence locker. Prosecutors say he did it -- to feed his drug habit. Kinney will ask the judge on Monday to spare him from jail time. His lawyer says the former officer struggled from job-related stress before turning to drugs. Prosecutors want Kinney to serve four to six years behind bars.

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Police in Windsor -- say they've captured -- four-out-of-five suspects -- in a heroin and crack cocaine ring. A six-month investigation dubbed "operation quicksand" -- led to the arrests of James Morse, Steven Gross, David Moodie and Stephanie Hewitt. Police say Michael Place is still on the run. Windsor Police worked with the Weathersfield Police Department during Operation Quicksand.

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Another day similar to the last two - after a chilly start to the day, a good deal of sunshine, especially to the north with a few more clouds mixing in, south. A bit warmer today. More of the same for Saturday, a few degrees warmer. Then a frontal system moves in Sunday with scattered rain showers. More on Monday, then it moves out Tue., but still chance for a few showers. Different frontal system moves in Wed. & Thu. with more rain showers.

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Today: N: Mostly sunny S: Mix of sun & clouds Highs: 50 to 57 Wind: NW 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Variable clouds Lows: 25 to 32 Wind: N 5 to 10 mph Saturday: Partly cloudy Highs: 55 to 62 Wind: N 5 to 10 mph Extended: Sunday: Mostly cloudy Scattered showers Lows: 32 to 42 Highs: 48 to 58 Monday: Mostly cloudy Showers Lows: 35 to 42 Highs: 48 to 58 Tuesday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers Lows: 35 to 42 Highs: 55 to 62 Hyper-Extended: Wednesday: Mostly cloudy Showers Lows: 38 to 45 Highs: 58 to 68 Thursday: Mostly cloudy Showers Lows: 40s Highs: 55 to 65

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Over a dozen military members will be disciplined after an October air strike on a hospital in Afghanistan. 42 people were killed in the attack. The Pentagon is expected to announce the disciplinary action today. No criminal charges are expected -- since the attack was not intentional. But officials say a top special operations commander could be fired.

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Three people have been arrested by federal authorities in a criminal marriage fraud investigation linked to one of the San Bernardino shooters. Prosecutors say the trio worked with a former friend of terrorist Syed Rizwan Farook -- in a conspiracy to obtain immigrations benefits for a sibling of Farook's sister-in-law. Among those arrested -- the shooter's brother, Syed Raheel Farook. Law enforcement sources say there's no indication those arrested has previous knowledge of the December attack -- which left 14 people dead.

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A man is in the hospital after being shot by police in a strange situation outside a Baltimore TV station. Investigators say the man threatened to detonate a bomb there -- while he was dressed as a panda with a mask and sunglasses. The station's news director says he had a flash drive and claimed to have evidence of a government conspiracy -- demanding it be put on TV. After refusing to listen to police in a standoff -- they opened fire and shot him multiple times. A robot confirmed he didn't actually have a bomb. He will likely face state and federal charges.

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U-S Senator Chuck Schumer pushes new legislation that would help school districts across New York state test the drinking water for potential lead contamination. Schumer says recent discoveries of elevated lead levels in more than 60 water samples taken at two schools in the Ithaca area is a clear sign testing is needed.

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More PFOA testing is about to begin in Bennington. This round -- blood tests. More than 100 private wells around the old ChemFab plant -- contain the possible carcinogen. And now the state is testing people exposed to the chemical. Tomorrow -- blood will be drawn from residents at the Health Department's Bennington office. It will be several months before the results are known.

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NASA is helping in the battle against Zika. Scientists created a forecast map showing the potential spread of the virus in the US. Southern and Eastern US states are at a higher risks as the warm summer temps start to creep in. Currently the white house is locked in a battle with congress for funding to fight the virus.

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It was announced this week that a new movie will be coming out featuring comedian Will Farrell as the late President Ronald Reagan. And critics aren't too happy about it. The movie - "reagan" is a comedy about a white house intern who must convince a dementia-striken Reagan that he's an actor playing the president in a movie. The real President Reagan died due to complications from Alzheimer's in 2004. Critics -- including his daughter say the movie makes light of the disease and other forms of dementia. Will Farrell is also producing the movie.

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If there was a mugshot hall of fame -- this guy would be in it! Check out the shave on Kevin Gibson. He was arrested in Florida for allegedly possessing marijuana with the intent to sell. For whatever reason he only shaved the right side of his face.

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Another day similar to the last two - after a chilly start to the day, a good deal of sunshine, especially to the north with a few more clouds mixing in, south. A bit warmer today. More of the same for Saturday, a few degrees warmer. Then a frontal system moves in Sunday with scattered rain showers. More on Monday, then it moves out Tue., but still chance for a few showers. Different frontal system moves in Wed. & Thu. with more rain showers.

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John McCain slams the F-35 fighter jets as a scandal. Plus positive news for the massive hole in the middle of Newport. And the heartfelt story of a neighbor helping a neighbor... with a new kidney.

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April is Sexual Violence Awareness Month. Last night in Burlington, survivors -- rallied alongside their support networks -- as part of the annual Take Back the Night March. Organizers say it was a night to honor the victims -- who did not survive the violence. Plus, empowering those who did -- by helping them break their silence. They say 96% of the people who come to H.O.P.E. Works say their assailant is someone they knew. More than 50% of all the people they see are under the age of 24. 3% are over the age of 60.

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(TC 07:43:29 Title 4606)((Craig Mitchell/Speaker: "as a survivor or sexual violence, it's amazing to be here and be supported by you folks." 07:49:22)) (TC 13:21:21 Title 4622)((Cpl. Krystal Wrinn/Burlington Police Dept.: "first thing that we say is talk to someone that you trust.")) Burlington Police say there are a number of outreach centers in the area that victims -- and their friends -- can turn to in a time of crisis -- such as the police department - the Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations -- and Women Helping Battered Women.

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Senator John McCain continues to criticize the F-35 fighter jet. Tyler has more The Arizona republican called out the F-35 joint strike stealth fighter's troubled history Thursday during a hearing on the program. The program's price tag is nearly 400-billion dollars for nearly 25-hundred planes. That's almost twice the original estimate.

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(Sen. John McCain/(R) Arizona) " At the same time, the F-35 program's record of performance has been both a scandal and a tragedy with respect to cost, schedule, and performance. And it's a textbook example of why this Committee has placed such a high priority on reforming the broken defense acquisition system." McCain noted that the program promised to deliver over a thousand of the highly advanced stealth fighter jets by this year but has finished just 179 planes. Vermont's Air National Guard will be among the first units in the country to get the jets -- expected in 20-19.

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Bernie Sanders says he still hopes to win several more states -- despite a campaign slowdown. Sanders was on the trail in Oregon yesterday -- where Democrats head to the polls on May 17th. Campaign officials say they're looking ahead to Indiana's vote on Tuesday -- and plan on staying in the race through the convention. That's a strategy that some political experts say is smart -- especially as Sanders doubles down on his campaign platform.

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((SOT Matt Dickinson 000056 Your message is still resonating with enough people. You're bringing in enough money. You're forcing Clinton to address the issues that you think are important. Those are all good reasons to stay in 05)) Despite laying off hundreds of campaign workers and recent primary losses -- Dickinson notes that the energy on the Sanders campaign trail has NOT died down -- and that the Vermont Senator is still drawing large crowds.

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There could be some good news for a massive hole in the middle of Newport. Governor Peter Shumlin says inquiries about the so-called Renaissance Block have come in from out of state and Canada. The buildings on the block were torn down as part of alleged fraud in the Kingdom -- with the goal of building a hotel, offices and stores. But now its just a pile of rubble with a chain link fence.

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Meanwhile, a judge in Miami -- has unfrozen some assets of Ariel Quiros. He's one of the businessmen -- accused in that massive fraud scheme. Quiros owns the Jay Peak ski resort -- and the S-E-C froze his assets mid-investigation. Today, the judge unfroze about 41-thousand dollars. Quiros' estimated his net worth at more than $200 million dollars.

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Imagine needing a kidney transplant and then finding your match from a stranger just down the street. It's one Rutland man's story and he's sharing it with our Lynzi DeLuccia

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((Brent Garrow//Kidney Recipient 34:30-34:40: "I never thought it would happen.)) 29-year-old Brent Garrow was diagnosed with IGA Kidney Disease in 20-14 - his kidneys were functioning at just 9 percent. His name went on the donor list last year. ((Brent Garrow//Kidney Recipient 34:30-34:40: "It'll be me being pessimistic, but I just thought well, you know, this is it.")) The Rutland native who worked as a police officer, firefighter, and funeral director was forced to put his life on hold - and hope. His mother posted a plea online. ((natsound)) Luckily Summer Stoutes saw it. The wife, mother of two, and second grade teacher - never questioned helping a stranger. ((Stoutes :47-:59: "I saw it, and it happened to be the same day, it was the five year anniversary of my husband having his kidney and cancer removed, and I just felt right away like this is something I need to do.")) Stoutes lived just 20 minutes from Garrow. They'd never crossed paths - until April 19th, when Stoutes gave Garrow one of her kidneys. ((Brent Garrow 31:04-31:09: "Actually we weren't even supposed to meet in the hospital, but I'm glad we did.")) ((Summer Stoutes 5:15-5:18 "I was so excited to see him I just wanted to give him a big hug." 5:45-5:53 "he just said thank you and was emotional and hugging me and I told him I was happy to do it for him.")) Garrow says a few weeks before surgery, he cliffed - he truly began feeling the impact the illness was having on him. Without Stoutes coming forward as a donor, he's not sure he'd have made it. ((Garrow 30:19-30:25: "What a wonderful, wonderful person she is, her family, her husband, her children, they're all wonderful people.")) The two say they now speak on a daily basis. While Garrow has a part of Stoutes that he carries around with him Stoutes says Garrow has left just as much of a mark on her. ((Stoutes: 5:39-5:42 "I think we'll have a lifelong friendship now.")) Lynzi DeLuccia -- channel 3 news -- Rutland

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((2SHOT)) ((GREEN WALL)) Another day similar to the last two - after a chilly start to the day, a good deal of sunshine, especially to the north with a few more clouds mixing in, south. A bit warmer today. More of the same for Saturday, a few degrees warmer. Then a frontal system moves in Sunday with scattered rain showers. More on Monday, then it moves out Tue., but still chance for a few showers. Different frontal system moves in Wed. & Thu. with more rain showers.

36} FORECAST2_GREEN


Today: N: Mostly sunny S: Mix of sun & clouds Highs: 50 to 57 Wind: NW 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Variable clouds Lows: 25 to 32 Wind: N 5 to 10 mph Saturday: Partly cloudy Highs: 55 to 62 Wind: N 5 to 10 mph Extended: Sunday: Mostly cloudy Scattered showers Lows: 32 to 42 Highs: 48 to 58 Monday: Mostly cloudy Showers Lows: 35 to 42 Highs: 48 to 58 Tuesday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers Lows: 35 to 42 Highs: 55 to 62 Hyper-Extended: Wednesday: Mostly cloudy Showers Lows: 38 to 45 Highs: 58 to 68 Thursday: Mostly cloudy Showers Lows: 40s Highs: 55 to 65

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Mimi Baird says she was put on earth to write about her father. And the super senior's story is getting noticed by a Hollywood star. Here's Joe Carroll.

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On a side street just off downtown Woodstock. (01:03:18:00) ((Mimi Baird/Super Senior, Oh, gosh, here is some good emails.)) Mimi Baird is busy. (01:04:05:00) (( Joe: You have a full-time job here. Mimi: I do, but it's a joy. )) In the kitchen she spends much of her time writing about a man she barely knew - her father. (01:00:09:00) ((Mimi reading photo caption, Generally recognized as the most daring of show riders in county. )) A Boston newspaper snapped a picture of Perry Baird jumping at a horse show. (01:00:29:00) ((Joe: In a nutshell, that is your dad, isn't it? Mimi: No question, there it is, competing, agressive, I can do anything. )) (00:58:25:00) ((Mimi: There was a lot of self confidence there! )) He had the right to be confident. A brilliant Boston doctor at the pinnacle of his career with a family secret. Perry Baird was mentally ill. (00:07:10:00) ((Mimi: Keeping secrets is very insidious and very hard. )) Doctor Baird suffered from manic depression, now commonly known as bipolar disorder. So severe - he was institutionalized in a Westborough Mental Hospital in Massachusetts. Mimi was just 6 at the time. Her mother kept it a secret. (00:22:50:00) ((Mimi: Oh he's away, it was just like my father had drifted up to the sky. )) It was in the early 40s and the country was at war. The quality of care for mental patients was- at best - poor. (00:54:53:00) (( Mimi Reading: Attendant: Take off your clothes! Perry: I did so. Narration: Again in a sudden and antagonistic voice he yelled.. lie down on the bed. )) Doctor Baird became patient Baird - subjected to beatings and straight jackets to calm him down. (00:16:45:00) ((Mimi: I don't go down the path of being angry about that because it was the way it was. )) (web: her saying it) Doctor Baird took detailed notes of his stay in the hospital, it was a snapshot of a life the young Mimi didn't know. (00:51:47:00) ((Mimi showing a picture, this is my father's entire manuscript. )) 1172 pages almost a foot high. Doctor Baird's own words of what he went through in various mental hospitals. He called it "Echo's from a Dungeon Cell." (00:04:34:00) (( Joe: When you got the manuscripts in that suitcase and you opened it up, were you overwhelmed? Mimi: Totally.)) (00:04:56:00) ((Mimi: It took me a while to come to grips with that. )) The manuscripts were in a relative's attic in Texas. Her cousin thought Mimi should have them and so a journey to understand who her father was - began. (00:01:52:00) ((Mimi, The book wrote itself to be honest. )) For the 78-year-old, the book has been 20 years in the making. It's called, "He Wanted The Moon." A combination his writings and Mimi's. Doctor Baird writes with great flair about his escape from the mental hospital. (00:38:50:00) (( Mimi reading, A sudden gust of wind blew through the branches of me and made two successive coughing sounds that seemed to say to me, go ahead, go ahead. )) Doctor Baird spent the rest of his life in and out of mental hospitals. He received a lobotomy - a common practice before modern medications. He died of a seizure and drowned in a bathtub in Detroit in 1959. Doctor Perry was just 55. (00:34:00:00) ((Mimi, The number of people who have been helped is staggering and that is what my father wanted, he a doctor and a teacher ...so it's happening,cool. )) The book, now in soft cover, has been well received by book critics. Mimi is now on the speaking tour talking about mental illness. (01:08:40:00) ((Joe Carroll/Woodstock, The success of the book has got the attention of Hollywood, Brad Pitt's production company has picked up the rights and Mimi says part of it will be filmed here in Woodstock. )) (00:28:03:00) ((Mimi, It's going to be as authentic as the book is and they have given their word on it. )) The book and now the movie shedding light on a dark secret so many years ago. (00:36:40:00) ((Mimi, This is the beginning of many more people over the years to come he's going to help - it's amazing! He's helping from the grave really. )) Joe Carroll, Channel 3 News, Woodstock.

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Mimi says everyone in her family is supportive of the book. ((reax))

40} WEATHER6_WX


Another day similar to the last two - after a chilly start to the day, a good deal of sunshine, especially to the north with a few more clouds mixing in, south. A bit warmer today. More of the same for Saturday, a few degrees warmer. Then a frontal system moves in Sunday with scattered rain showers. More on Monday, then it moves out Tue., but still chance for a few showers. Different frontal system moves in Wed. & Thu. with more rain showers.

41} TAKEBACKNIGHT3_OC__VO


April is Sexual Violence Awareness Month. And last night in Burlington, survivors rallied as part of the annual Take Back the Night March. Organizers say it was a night to honor victims -- who did not survive the violence. They say 96% of the people who come to H.O.P.E. Works say their assailant is someone they knew. More than half of all the people they see are under the age of 24. 3% are over the age of 60.

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(TC 07:43:29 Title 4606)((Craig Mitchell/Speaker: "as a survivor or sexual violence, it's amazing to be here and be supported by you folks." 07:49:22)) (TC 13:21:21 Title 4622)((Cpl. Krystal Wrinn/Burlington Police Dept.: "first thing that we say is talk to someone that you trust.")) Burlington Police say there are a number of outreach centers in the area that victims -- and their friends -- can turn to in a time of crisis -- such as the police department -- the Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations -- and Women Helping Battered Women.

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Bernie Sanders still has his fingers crossed to win several more states -- despite a campaign slowdown. Sanders was on the trail in Oregon yesterday -- where Democrats head to the polls on May 17th. Sanders campaign officials are also looking ahead to Indiana's vote on Tuesday -- and plan on staying in the race through the convention. It's a strategy that political experts say is smart.

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((SOT Matt Dickinson 000056 Your message is still resonating with enough people. You're bringing in enough money. You're forcing Clinton to address the issues that you think are important. Those are all good reasons to stay in 05)) This week, Sanders laid off hundreds of campaign workers. And despite his struggle to win early voting contests, the Vermont Senator is still drawing large crowds.

45} GOPWORDS3_WVO


A testy tone on the campaign trail Thursday ..as Ted Cruz strikes out at Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Cruz's only hope at the nomination is now a contested convention. He and his new running mate Carly Fiorina were campaigning in Indiana yesterday... Where voters heads to the polls next week. Meanwhile Kasich skipped Indiana altogether .. And instead campaigned in Oregon.

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Some hopeful news for residents -- over a massive hole in the middle of Newport. Governor Peter Shumlin says inquiries about the so-called Renaissance Block have come in from out of state and Canada. The buildings on the block were torn down as part of alleged fraud in the Kingdom -- with the goal of building a hotel, offices and stores. But right now -- its just a pile of rubble with a chain link fence.

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Meanwhile, a judge in Miami -- has unfrozen some assets of Ariel Quiros. He's one of the businessmen -- accused in the massive fraud scheme in the Kingdom. Quiros owns Jay Peak ski resort -- and the S-E-C froze his assets mid-investigation. 41-thousand dollars has been unfrozen by a judge so far. . Quiros' estimated his net worth at more than $200 million dollars.

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A Vermont principal is accused of stealing from the school he's trusted to lead. Troopers say they found several items -- belonging to the Newark School -- in Patrick (eel-ie) Ely's home -- amounting to about 5-thousand dollars. They began their investigation after a tip from the superintendent. Police say some school items are still missing. Ely is charged with embezzlement -- and due in court a few months.

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Red Cross officials say the need for volunteers across New Hampshire and Vermont is critical. To help train new volunteers .. they're holding a "disaster boot camp" in the North Country to train new recruits. The session runs today and tomorrow in Gorham, New Hampshire.

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A Rutland man is now in recovery after receiving a new kidney - from a donor he didn't even know was just around the corner. Brent Garrow was forced to put his life on hold last year when he found out he needed a kidney transplant, after being diagnosed with IGA Kidney Disease. It wasn't until February that his team of doctors at UVM Medical Center told him they'd found the perfect match - a woman living just 20 minutes outside of Rutland. Garrow met his donor, Summer Stoutes (stootz), in his hospital room after surgery - and described the moment as special.

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((Brent Garrow//Kidney Recipient 32:11-32:23: "It was heartfelt, you could feel the care between her and myself that...there was definitely a connection.")) Garrow's kidneys were functioning at only nine percent before he received the transplant - he says besides infinite gratitude, the one thing he now feels is healthy. We'll have more from Garrow and his donor coming up at 6.

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Another day similar to the last two - after a chilly start to the day, a good deal of sunshine, especially to the north with a few more clouds mixing in, south. A bit warmer today. More of the same for Saturday, a few degrees warmer. Then a frontal system moves in Sunday with scattered rain showers. More on Monday, then it moves out Tue., but still chance for a few showers. Different frontal system moves in Wed. & Thu. with more rain showers.

53} WX_CUTIN


Another day similar to the last two - after a chilly start to the day, a good deal of sunshine, especially to the north with a few more clouds mixing in, south. A bit warmer today. More of the same for Saturday, a few degrees warmer. Then a frontal system moves in Sunday with scattered rain showers. More on Monday, then it moves out Tue., but still chance for a few showers. Different frontal system moves in Wed. & Thu. with more rain showers.

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April is Sexual Violence Awareness Month. And last night in Burlington, survivors rallied as part of the annual Take Back the Night March. Organizers say it was a night to honor victims -- who did not survive the violence. They say 96% of the people who come to H.O.P.E. Works say their assailant is someone they knew. More than half of all the people they see are under the age of 24. 3% are over the age of 60.

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(TC 07:43:29 Title 4606)((Craig Mitchell/Speaker: "as a survivor or sexual violence, it's amazing to be here and be supported by you folks." 07:49:22)) (TC 13:21:21 Title 4622)((Cpl. Krystal Wrinn/Burlington Police Dept.: "first thing that we say is talk to someone that you trust.")) Burlington Police say there are a number of outreach centers in the area that victims -- and their friends -- can turn to in a time of crisis -- such as the police department -- the Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations -- and Women Helping Battered Women.

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A Vermont principal is accused of stealing from the school he's trusted to lead. Troopers say they found several items -- belonging to the Newark School -- in Patrick (eel-ie) Ely's home -- amounting to about 5-thousand dollars. They began their investigation after a tip from the superintendent. Police say some school items are still missing. Ely is charged with embezzlement -- and due in court a few months.

4} REDCROSSHELP3_WHITE


Red Cross officials say the need for volunteers across New Hampshire and Vermont is critical. To help train new volunteers .. they're holding a "disaster boot camp" in the North Country. The session runs today and tomorrow in Gorham, New Hampshire.

5} AM_WEATHER


Another day similar to the last two - after a chilly start to the day, a good deal of sunshine, especially to the north with a few more clouds mixing in, south. A bit warmer today. More of the same for Saturday, a few degrees warmer. Then a frontal system moves in Sunday with scattered rain showers. More on Monday, then it moves out Tue., but still chance for a few showers. Different frontal system moves in Wed. & Thu. with more rain showers.

-------- The 7:56 News Scripts Follow ------------

1} TAKEBACKNIGHT3_OC__VO


April is Sexual Violence Awareness Month. And last night in Burlington, survivors rallied as part of the annual Take Back the Night March. Organizers say it was a night to honor victims -- who did not survive the violence. They say 96% of the people who come to H.O.P.E. Works say their assailant is someone they knew. More than half of all the people they see are under the age of 24. 3% are over the age of 60.

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Some hopeful news for residents -- over a massive hole in the middle of Newport. Governor Peter Shumlin says inquiries about the so-called Renaissance Block have come in from out of state and Canada. The buildings on the block were torn down as part of alleged fraud in the Kingdom -- with the goal of building a hotel, offices and stores. But right now -- its just a pile of rubble with a chain link fence.

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Meanwhile, a judge in Miami -- has unfrozen some assets of Ariel Quiros. He's one of the businessmen -- accused in the massive fraud scheme in the Kingdom. 41-thousand dollars has been unfrozen by a judge so far. .

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A Vermont principal is accused of stealing from the school he's trusted to lead. Troopers say they found several items -- belonging to the Newark School -- in Patrick (eel-ie) Ely's home -- amounting to about 5-thousand dollars. They began their investigation after a tip from the superintendent. Police say some school items are still missing. Ely is charged with embezzlement -- and due in court a few months.

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Red Cross officials say the need for volunteers across New Hampshire and Vermont is critical. To help train new volunteers .. they're holding a "disaster boot camp" in the North Country. The session runs today and tomorrow in Gorham, New Hampshire.

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Another day similar to the last two - after a chilly start to the day, a good deal of sunshine, especially to the north with a few more clouds mixing in, south. A bit warmer today. More of the same for Saturday, a few degrees warmer. Then a frontal system moves in Sunday with scattered rain showers. More on Monday, then it moves out Tue., but still chance for a few showers. Different frontal system moves in Wed. & Thu. with more rain showers.


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