Mon 09-DEC-2013 6 P.M. News Script
At the end of the Civil War - Confederates set their sights on St. Albans. The southern rebels broke out of Yankee prisons -- fled north -- meeting up in Canada where they plotted to terrorize and pillage St. Albans. Twenty-two of them stormed the city ... Robbing banks... And trying to burn down the town. One person was killed. The city is planning a huge commemoration next year - for the 150th anniversary of the raid. Once a month "The Thirty" is examining the raid - and tonight we look at a calendar made by Vermont artists. I went to the Village Frame Shoppe and Gallery and talked to Richard Cummings - who put together the calendar.
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The Calendars cost 20 dollars. All proceeds go to the St. Albans Historical Museum. They are available at shops around St. Albans and Burlington. All of the artists donated their time -- and their peices will become part of the museum collection. And Gina -- there has been a lot of interest in the calendars -- with people buying them on ebay from as far away as Australia.
Tomorrow on the Thirty -- what you need to know BEFORE you file your 20-13 tax return. Vermont tax commissioner Mary Peterson will be here. Find out what's new this year -- like changes to the income tax return booklet... and how to keep an eye out for refund fraud. That's tomorrow at 5-30 on The Thirty.
Good evening. I'm Darren Perron. And I'm Kristin Kelly. A trip to school -- turned tragic -- after a car collided with a bus. The driver of the car -- died. And one of the students saw it happen. Melissa Howell is near the Burlington Beltline -- where this crash took place. Melissa, what's the latest?
What was just another Monday morning commute turned into an unexpected tragedy for drivers on the Beltline. A 56 - year old man from Chittenden County was killed after his car swerved into oncoming traffic. ((Lt. Jason Lawson/Burlington Police Department 00:01:19 "He was trapped in the vehicle and off the roadway. Shortly after that, medical determined that the operator had passed." 00:01:30)) The accident happened on Route 127 near Plattsburgh Avenue -- where the victim collided with a mountain transit school bus taking two students to the Burlington Technical Center. No one on the bus was injured -- but attempts to revive the driver of the car were unsuccessful. One student witnessed it all... ((John Barone/ Milton Town School District Superintendent 01:02:34 "Certainly witnessing an accident is difficult for anyone but especially for a young adult. Those are the things that we have to worry about, what is the trauma, what are the memories that something like this is going to invoke and then how can we support the students." 01:02:47)) As Burlington Police continue to notify family of the victim, Milton High guidance counselors are offering up their support to the students involved -- and making sure all parents know about the accident. ((John Barone/ Milton Town School District Superintendent 01:02:02 "As a parent, I don't want to hear about this on the news or through a newswire so we try to make that call so parents would hear from us first."01:02:10)) Police are still investigating the accident but believe winter conditions may have been a factor -- and say playing it safe on the roads is crucial. ((Lt. Jason Lawson/Burlington Police Department 00:03:17 "Treat all the roads. In these winter conditions, it can change quickly and ice can form quickly so just slow your speeds down and be aware of your driving." 00:03:29))
Slick roads caused crashes across the region today. Crews responded to a roll over on Interstate 89 near the Williamstown-Brookfiel d line. The roads were icy and snowy.
The same was true for I-91 in Thetford. Police say Mary Musty of Bradford was not injured when she lost control of her pickup-- which ended up off the southbound lane. Police are warning drivers to slow down.
A tragic update to a crash -- over the weekend. 24-year-old Amanda Murphy and 29-year-old Jason Timmons of Wilder -- were killed in a head-on crash on Interstate 91 in Lebanon. Channel 3 News has learned that Murphy and Timmons were engaged to be married and Murphy was eight months pregnant. The driver who crossed into the couple's lane was not badly hurt. Police are still investigating the cause of the crash. And prosecutors say they will consider criminal charges.
And in Brattleboro police are investigating a fatal hit and run. Investigators say a Massachusetts man was walking near Western Avenue and Union Street Friday evening -- when he was hit. Police say the driver took off. They identified the victim as 64 year-old Eugene Narratt of Maynard, Massachusetts. Anyone who has information is asked to call the Brattleboro police.
A Vermont man admits being behind the wheel during a fatal accident in Killington but denies wrong-doing. Kyle Midura attended his Rutland court appearance and is in the newsroom now with more. Kyle. Kristin, the suspect told police he had been drinking before getting behind the wheel. But he says he was sober and thought he hit an animal not a person.
(nats) 27-year-old Michael Debellis walked into a Rutland courthouse - shackle-free and out on bond Monday.... (nats - scene) A little more than a day earlier - police say Debellis - while driving his girlfriend's car along the Killington access road - fatally struck 26-year-old Kyle Wilson of Enfield, New Hampshire. The crash occurred shortly after one Sunday morning. Debellis called police 12 hours later. ((12:36 - :38 - Mark Furlan - Defense attorney there's not a lot of dispute about really what happened here)) After pleading not guilty to leaving the scene of a fatal accident, Debellis' attorney told the judge his client didn't see the victim in the middle of the roadway. He said his client had been drinking at the near-by Pickle Barrel but not enough to impact his driving. ((13:29 - :32 Mark Furlan - Defense attorney there's no evidence that he was under the influence at all)) Prosecutor Jane O'Neill says the investigation is on-going and disputed the defense's claim that it's been determined whether Wilson walked in or along the road. ((15:06 - 16 - Jane O'Neill - Rutland County Prosecutor I don't know where Mr. Furlan is getting the information that the decedent was in the middle of the road. I don't see that in nay of the reports that I've received.)) ((KYLE STUP When asked after court, neither the defense nor prosecution would offer any further details of where exactly they believe Wilson was when he was struck)) Court documents reveal Debellis allegedly told officers he thought he hit an animal or traffic cone. He added his girlfriend did express fear they hit a person - though they did not stop. The scene shows no sign of what happened, but blood and tissue found on the car will be tested to see if it's a match with the victim.
Friends of the victim told police Wilson was walking to the residence that night. They found him while searching the area of the crash just before noon on Sunday. - Kristin.
A South Burlington couple -- came face to face -- with an intruder lurking in their bedroom. An now -- they're demanding stiffer sentences for repeat offenders. Jennifer Reading has more on that.
((Linda Zeno/break-in victim 00:26:38 "It's nothing you ever expect to ever happen to you.")) Steve and Linda Zeno have lived in this South Burlington home for three decades -- and always felt safe. Until an early morning break-in -- last month -- shattered their sense of security. ((Steve Zeno/wrestled intruder 00:25:38 she hollers that there's someone in the house. I jumped out of bed.")) Police say 36-year-old Leonard Holbrook was not only inside their home -- but crouching next to the couple's bed. ((Linda Zeno/home invasion victim 00:40:33 "When I got out of bed, if I had literally taken two steps this way, I would have touched this man.")) Steve tackled the intruder -- pinning him to the ground until police arrived. ((Steve Zeno/wrestled intruder 00:29:03 If someone comes in, it's my house. It's not his.")) Holbrook is behind bars -- awaiting a hearing -- but the Zenos say the damage is done. ((Linda Zeno/break-in victim 00:27:00 "Materials things, yeah they can be replaced. What can't be replaced is the loss of security. What can't be replaced is what he did. He forever changed our lives that night.")) Their terror flipped to frustration when Linda found Holbrook's criminal record. ((Linda Zeno/break-in victim 00:27:17 "Our prosecutors, our judges, our defense attorneys are letting these guys off.")) ((GRX)) Holbrook's been charged with 28 crimes since 1994. 24 misdemeanors. 8 were dismissed. He pleaded guilty to 15 and no contest to another. When it comes to felonies -- his record reveals 4 felony charges -- 2 convictions and 2 dismissals. …and that doesn't even include the latest felony burglary charge. ((T.J. Donovan/Chittenden County State's Attorney 00:53:54 "He really has been an unmitigated disaster, not only for himself, but for our community.")) Chittenden County prosecutor T.J. Donovan -- admits Holbrook slipped through the legal cracks -- for nearly two decades -- starting a life of crime at 16. ((T.J. Donovan/Chittenden County State's Attorney 00:59:41 "this is a failure of the system, myself included, everybody in this system because for over 20 years he continued to commit crime, often times petty crime, but crimes that should have raised enough red flags to have a meaningful response.")) Donovan says the mission of the criminal justice system is to correct people's behavior -- by striking a balance between punishment and rehabilitation. ((Andy Pallito/Vt. Corrections Cmsr. 00:47:18 "this is part of the push and the pull between the administrative branch and the judicial branch, is who's responsible? We work with that the court gives us.")) Corrections can keep criminals behind bars for their maximum sentences -- a challenge when lawmakers are pushing the department to cut costs. ((Linda Zeno/break-in victim 00:34:19 "I just want to see our justice system start protecting the victims. Yeah, we're overcrowded in jails. I don't care. It's not a luxury hotel we're putting them in. Do the crime. Do the time.")) ((JR 45:56 "what happened to 3 strikes and you're out? Andy Pallito: "so 3 strike and you're out or what Vermont calls the habitual offender law only pertains to certain cases.")) And Holbrook's isn't one of them. In Vermont, someone -- with three felonies -- is eligible for up to life in prison on their fourth felony conviction. There are less than 10 inmates -- out of more than 2100 -- currently incarcerated as habitual offenders. ((Linda Zeno/break-in victim 00:29:12 "before you make a decision about letting somebody out or dismissing the charges from the state, picture your family and what we went through.")) The Zenos say they're speaking out on behalf of all victims -- and vow to refuse any plea deals that come their way. JR CH 3 News South Burlington.
So what's the solution? Donovan says the criminal justice system needs to intervene early -- determining the root cause of a teenager's criminal behavior -- and create programming -- that not only holds them accountable -- but gives them the necessary skills to succeed as law abiding citizens.
A Shelburne horse owner -- is competent to face animal abuse charges. Investigators found several horses in terrible conditions -- along with horse carcasses -- on George Wilson's property earlier this year. A judge ruled today that Wilson is mentally competent for trial. Wilson plans to argue for the case to be dismissed. He once worked for Channel 3 News - but left 7 years ago.
Helping the homeless. That the idea behind a proposal for affordable housing -- and a shelter in Burlington's Old North End. But is that the right place for it? Elizabeth Keatinge has more.
((Rita Markley/Executive Director, COTS "05:18:01:03 We are trying to create a few new affordable housing units so that people have a chance to move beyond shelter and regain their independence. 05:18:09:13")) Rita Markley of the Committee on Temporary Housing says Vermonters are in desperate need for affordable homes. That's why COTS has plans to make additions to its current administrative building on North Avenue to add a new daystation and affordable housing units. (nats?) The COTS daystation is currently housed temporarily at the First Methodist United Church in Burlington. There those in need can come use computers to aid in their job search, get financial counseling, and meet with Veterans and womens' groups. COTS moved to the church after the old daystation was damaged in a flood. But they need a permanent home. COTS officials say converting the conference room on North Avenue to the new daystation makes sense, as does the other planned additions. ((Elizabeth Keatinge/Burlington "5:37:06 :00 The affordable housing will be built in this part of the building on the second floor and will contain between 12 and 16 units. 5:37:08:02")) Just next to the North Street building sits a residential area. What do people in those homes think about their possible new neighbors? ((Oren Guttmann/neighbor 05:32:51:27 A lot of homeless people do use the area in and around our neighborhood both at the parking lot down by COTS and battery park, so it would be helpful for them to have some place to go.05:33;03:06)) Although Oren Guttmann welcomes the idea, he says he has spoken with some of his neighbors who own homes in the area - and they have a different point of view. ((Oren Guttmann/neighbor 5:32:40:00 "People who do, I could see them having many varying opinions on it.05:32:43:14")) Markley says what the neighbors think is important. She says they have had meetings and will continue to communicate with residents as the project moves along. ((Rita Markley/COTS 05:21:06:16 'I think people are always nervous when there is change. What we are trying to do is so before we have everything set in concrete, we are trying to get their input first.05:21:18:26)) Markley says construction will take two to three years and they are in the very early stages of making plans and getting city permits. Elizabeth Keatinge, Channel 3 News, Burlington.
South Burlington is using a grant -- to tackle the slew of vacant properties -- near the airport. The City will use 17-thousand dollars for community outreach and research -- to make a plan for the homes. They were purchased by Burlington under an F-A-A program for noise mitigation caused by the airport. The grant was awarded by the Vermont Department of Housing and Community development, and will be matched with 45-hundred dollars from South Burlington.
((9:29 Mayor Miro Weinberger / D-Burlington "it's time to resolve that uncertainty and start addressing these concerns and figure out what's the best way to use this land in a way that is good for the neighborhood, good for the airport, and good for the city of South Burlington.")) The grant will help pay for developing a detailed plan that's expected to kick in early next year. Officials say it is clear that at some point -- properties will be demolished.
The Vermont NEA unveiled its "agenda for student success" today -- and points to a new computer education program at one high school -- as the type of learning -- kids need. Judy Simpson reports.
When it comes to education, teachers say they know what it takes to motivate students, and also what doesn't work including standardized testing, cookie cutter curricula and what NEA President Martha Allen says is punitive evaluation systems. But the number one issue teachers say they need, is more time. ((Martha Allen / Vermont NEA President 00:07:59:20" I think what is important is that teachers have the time to do their professional work duing that day not necessarily with students but with their colleagues or on their own so that needs to be put into the classroom into the school day and honored." 00:08:17:23)) Meaning, rather than having teachers pull lunchroom and playground duty, let them use that time for collaboration. The union also wants to expand the ability of local schools to come up with innovative programs to help students thrive. And in some schools, that is already happening. ((Judy Simpson/Colchester 00:14:08:01" Colchester High School has just launched a new initiative called an hour of code. The goal is to give each student the opportunity to write their own computer code." 00:14:16:07)) The school won 10 thousand dollars worth of computer hardware and accessories to be used to give each student in the school at least one hour of experience writing code, using on-line tutorials featuring facebook father Mark Zuckerberg and Khan Academy and Angry Birds. ((Will Warren/ CHS Science & Health Team Leader 00:07:41:02" So this is like a fantastic way for us to see if there are kids who would not even know if they have aptitude or interest or find it exciting so hopefully we can get in touch with those kids after this and see what their interest level is do they want to learn more and we can hopefully give them outlets to pursue that stuff." "00:08:04:29)) Exactly the kind of program Vermont's Teachers Union would like to see more of. (( Martha again 00:10:01:21" Those kinds of programs working with other businesses we would like to work more closely with businesses to provide those kinds of opportunities for kids hopefully we will get some more computer programmers out of that." 00:10:14:27)) Students we spoke with were happy with the experience. ((Ashley Church/ CHS Senior 00:02:32:00" I think it is an important skill because almost our entire lives this generation revolves around some sort of technology so we are using code all the time, you just don't know it ."00:02:42:25)) ((Hytham Mohamed/CHS Junior 00:00:35:06" I haven't really considered code before so right now it seems fun being able to have that control in your hands in order to make programs and operate them." 00:00:47:15)) Teaching these students they can learn the basics when it comes to becoming a creator and innovator. JS CHannel three news, Colchester.
A member of the Channel 3 News family -- is taking a new job. Kristin Carlson -- our Senior Political Reporter -- and anchor of "the :30" -- is joining Green Mountain Power -- as the company's director of media. Kristin has been at Channel 3 -- since 19-99. She is replacing longtime GMP employee -- Steve Terry -- who is retiring. Kristin starts her new job on January sixth. Her last day here -- is December 20th.
Police say a woman walked out of Wal Mart in Williston -- with two stolen computers today. And they say this is their suspect. The HP Pavilion computers are worth more than a thousand dollars. If you know this woman -- police would like to hear from you.
A turbine blade -- at the Lowell wind farm -- was damaged by a lightning strike. The strike happened at the end of October. And crews began work -- removing it -- with a crane. Green Mountain Power says the company needs a day of no wind, to re-attach the blade -- to the turbine. The fix will cost about 250-thousand dollars. Insurance will cover repairs. But the deductible is 150-grand. GMP expects to wrap up work later this week.
In Plattsburgh -- a group is looking for volunteers to respond to emergencies. The Adirondack Chapter of the United Way is recruiting -- and training -- thousands of volunteers to respond to disasters -- and help communities with the on-going recovery.
((JOHN BERNARDI/ADK UNITED WAY outcue " ...need to be addressed")) A 50-thousand dollar state grant will help pay for training and the creation of a data base. The United Way is hoping to sign up as many as 7-thousand volunteers across New York's seven northern counties.
Artists are helping Civil war history come alive in St. Albans. Confederates raided St. Albans in October 18-64. They swarmed Main Street -- robbed banks -- and terrorized the city. Then the rebels fled to Canada - after being beat back by residents. To mark the upcoming anniversary -- the town is planning a re-inactment. They also asked artists to draw key moments from the story -- to turn into a calendar. The original art is also on display in St. Albans.
((tc 7:51 It gives a better understanding of what actually took place and how much happened here in St. Albans from the planning of the raid up through you know when they actually did raid the banks.)) The Calendars cost 20 dollars. All proceeds go to the St. Albans Historical Museum. They are available at shops around St. Albans and Burlington. All of the artists donated their time -- and the peices will become part of the museum collection. That's news around the region.
in, Starting line sports CVU state champ Autumn Eastman is back from Portland Oregon a couple of days after achieving the best performance ever by a Vermont runner at the cross country national championships. She was on a plane last night, in class today and in front of our camera after school. (((It was just amazing...1:31)))
Some more running news, Olympic gold medalist Joan Benoit Samuelson will be apart of the 2014 Vermont City Marathon. She'll be here marathon weekend to meet with runners and will be the Welcome Speaker and Honorary Starter for the big event on May 25. --- We have UVM men's basketball injury updates and the news is not good for the Patriots Rob Gronkowski.
Tonight at 11 -- Leaders in the Queen city consider re-drawing the political districts. Ali Freeman will have a report on the channel 3 news at 11.
It is national -- flu vaccination week. Here in Vermont -- there have been no flu cases reported to the Health Department -- but officials are reminding everyone that if you're over 6-months old - you should get a flu shot. Flu cases have been reported in surrounding states -- and Quebec. We have a link to more on where to get a shot - in the infocenter on our website.
The Centers for Disease Control says abuse of prescription drugs may be the number one cause of accidental death in the U-S. Today, the American College of Physicians issued new guidelines to better educate both doctors and patients about the dangers of drug addiction. Alison Harmelin reports.
Doctor Stephen Loyd was in the last year of his residency when he started taking prescription painkillers that were leftover from a dental procedure. (SOT: Dr. Stephen Loyd/Former Prescription Drug Addict) the anxiety started to build up and really became the only way I could deal with the pressures of my life. (track two) His story is part of an epidemic of prescription drug abuse in the U-S according to the American College of Physicians.The ACP issued a list of new policies regarding prescription drugs. It suggests doctors first consider non-addictive pain killers. When addictive narcotics must be prescribed, doctors should carefully think about the dosage. (Bridge: Alison Harmelin/CBS News, New York) The ACP also recommends doctors screen patients for risk of addiction and that patients agree, in writing, they will do as the doctor says. (SOT: Sean Clarkin/Partnership for a Drugfree America) "Follow the prescription as written, not sort of take on the role yourself of prescriber and physician." (track three) The ACP says patients should know, drugs are not intended to eliminate 100 percent of the pain. (SOT: Dr. Molly Cooke/American College of Physicians) "If that's what the patient's mindset is he's likely going to come back and say, I wasn't getting enough relief and I doubled the prescription.") (track four) Dr. Loyd received treatment and resumed his medical career. He has been drug-free now for 10 years. (SOT: Dr. Stephen Loyd/Former Prescription Drug Addict) The reason I share my story is to let folks know You can get better (track five) And he works with others now to help them overcome their addictions. Alison Harmelin, for CBS News. (
The American College of Physicians also wants to connect all state drug monitoring programs so that patients cannot go across state lines to get multiple prescriptions. That's Healthwatch.
Over the next couple of weeks -- people will be sending and receiving a lot of holiday cards. It's the busiest time of year for one woman -- and her made in Vermont stationary. Gina Bullard has more.
Annemarie Buckley loves to write. (33:22:00) ((Annemarie Buckley/Scouts Honor Co"my whole life i was told i have nice handwriting which is nice to hear but now its nice to put it to use")) From writing peoples names in bubble letters in high school to now designing stationery and prints for her company Scouts Honor Co. (35:20:24) ((Annemarie Buckley/Scouts Honor Co"i'm a designer hand letterer and illustrator but it all funnels through my stationary line at the core of what i do")) The name Scouts Honor is a nod back to her Girl Scout days -- and vintage Americana. She started the Burlington business three years ago. (15:38:23) (("it's really american stands the test of time)) All of her work starts with a pen and paper -- she sketches and writes all of her own designs -- after some final editing touches, they're printed locally. ((nat)) Buckley puts her hand touch on them once more before they head out the door with her custom stamps. She designs them too. She calls her stationary the gift that keeps on giving. (39;11:17) ((Annemarie Buckley/Scouts Honor Co"someone buys a card -they're excited about the card then they go home and send it on to someone and that person hopefully tacks it up on their fridge or keeps it in a box somewhere")) Inspiration pops up in all kinds of places -- from vintage roads signs to classic songs... Like the Beach Boys, California Girls. ((nat beach boys song)) You won't find any birthday or thank you cards here -- Buckley says they've been overdone -- her designs are more abstract -- drawing out memories or emotions from people. (26:35:18) ((Annemarie Buckley/Scouts Honor Co"i'm trying to inspires occassions to have a card not just the everyday")) (26:46:12) ((Annemarie Buckley/Scouts Honor Co"lets take off - wouldn't you want that card? i want that card i think i design them for someone to give to me")) Although Scouts Honor is busiest around the holiday season -- Buckley says people shouldn't forget about the rest of the year. (27:36:15) ((Annemarie Buckley/Scouts Honor Co" just for no reason at all - so you keep in touch all year - gb-aren't those the best kind? A- yesss ")) The Adventure Begins is her best selling card. It's also the card she would give to Vermont. She moved here 10 years ago after visiting just once. She fell in love with the state. (42:28:00) ((Annemarie Buckley/Scouts Honor Co"it feels like its been a series of adventures over and over again here. its small and beautiful but replenishes itself and never gets boring its all about the small things here ")) Celebrating the small things -- and not just life's big moments -- with handmade stationery -- that's Made in Vermont. Gina Bullard Channel 3 News Burlington.
For more information on the company -- visit the info center at wcax.com.
An American singer with Vermont ties -- is making a name for herself on an overseas reality show called Arabs Got Talent. Jennifer Grout has emerged as the unlikely singing sensation on the show. Unlikely because while the 23-year-old has plenty of talent -- she is not Arab. She fell in love with Arabic music -- while studying it in college -- and then moved to Morocco. Her parents -- Daryl and Susan Grout -- are from Randolph, Vermont ...
((Daryl Grout// Jennifer's Father "Jenny first discovered this music and that was her first comment, why aren't more people singing this beautiful music.)) ((Susan Grout//Jennifer's Mother "I think what she's doing is amazing..... proof that you can cross these cultural barriers through any type of art is what I think we need a lot more of in this world.")) Jennifer was one of three finalists on the show Saturday night. A Syrian dance troupe was the winner.
After playing several games in a short period of time, it's been a nice change of pace for the UVM men's basketball team. The Cats will have been off for 2 weeks by the time they step on the Patrick Gym floor Sunday against Quinnipiac. While guys like Clancy Rugg and Luke Apfeld have been getting some much needed rest, big men Ethan O'Day and Ryan Pierson are that much closer to getting back into the lineup. Both guys have started practice with the team. Pierson recovering from a broken leg, O'Day a broken thumb. While we may not see them both back Sunday having them day to day, is a great sign.
(((FEELING GOOD... :22)))
Guard Dre Wills will be ready to go for the guys Sunday. The UVM women visit Rhode Island Saturday. The team is still being cautious with guard Sam Simononis. She's missed a month of the season, 5 games, after suffering a concussion at the end of the Cats loss to Dartmouth November 11th. Vermont had won 2 straight before falling to Central Connecticut, 82-68 yesterday at Patrick Gym, it's a game the team could've really used its sharp shooting senior.
(((MAKING PLAYS... :12)))
The Bruins road trip continues tomorrow night in Calgary and there's a good chance that former Catamount Kevan Miller will once again be on the blue line. Miller scored his first NHL goal and collected his first NHL point in Boston's 4-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafes last night. Miller becomes the 8th for UVM player to score in an NHL game. The goal turned out to be the game winner, but Miller's night didn't end so well. He was checked up against the boards by the Leafs Deon Phaneuf late in the game. He was helped off the ice to the lockeroom. Miller should be ok, Phaneuf will learn if he will be suspended for that hit tomorrow.
Meanwhile, Bruins forward Shawn Thornton is awaiting his fate following his cheap hit on Pittsburgh's Brooks Orpik Saturday night. Thornton will have a face to face meeting with league officials at a time to be determined. Thornton pulled Orpik to the ground and punched Orpik on the ice knocking him out. Thornton appologized after the game. One of the hits in that game that started this situation was here when the Penguins James Neal kneed Brad Marchand in the head while Marchand was trying to get up. Neal was suspended 5 games by the league.
Nothing has changed atop the Division 3 hockey polls. The Plattsburgh men and women's teams are still ranked first in the country.
Former plattsburgh men's assistant coach Steve Moffat is settling right in as the first year head coach at Castleton. The Spartans are 5-4-1 overall. They had a couple of tough tests over the weekend, winning at St. Mike's in overtime Friday night before falling 6-2 to Norwich on Saturday. The schedule doesn't get any easier for Moffat and company in the second part of the season, but what has come easy is Moffat's transition to his new home.
(((READY FOR THE NEXT ONE...:14)))
The New England Patriots had to play the first part of the season without tight end Rob Gronkowski, and they will have to do the same now for the end of the season. Gronkowski tearing both the ACL and MCL in his right knee yesterday and will have to have season ending surgery. He could be out anywhere from 8 months to a year. It happened in the third quarter of New England's 27-26 win in Foxboro, Gronkowski was hit in the knee by cleveland's TJ Ward.
For the fourth time in the last 5 seasons, the New York Giants will miss the playoffs. The Giants needed a win yesterday against San Diego to stay alive in the postseason hunt, but just laid an egg against the Chargers 37-14. At 5-8, this is the first time in the Tom Coughlin era that the Giants have been eliminated with three weeks left in the season.
(((POOR PERFROMANCE ...:21)))
and finally, former long time Yankees yankees manager Joe Torre will be inducted into the baseball hall of fame this summer. He will go in with a couple of other retired managers, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox. Each of the inductees won more than 2,000 games in managerial careers that spanned more than four decades.
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