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Good morning it's 5:00 -- I'm ... And I'm ... Gary Sadowsky starts us off this morning with quick check on the weather. weather intro (anchors thank in 3-shot-transition to lead story)

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We being this morning with developing news -- as IBM and Global Foundries have reportedly reached a deal for big blue to get rid of its chip-manufacturing facilities. According to Bloomberg , the deal will transfer ownership of IBM's microelectronics division to GlobalFoundries. Darren Perron is live this morning in Essex Junction.... Ali, Alex, Good morning. We've been reporting it for months -- the on-again -- off-again negotiations between the two companies. Those talks reported ended in a deal -- that has IBM PAYING GlobalFoundries 1-POINT-5 BILLION dollars to take over its money-losing chip manufacturing.

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We are not sure what will be disclosed in the annoucement. News accounts have focused on GlobalFoundries. Talks between IBM and GlobalFoundries reportedly resumed recently. Financial experts indicate that IBM wants to offload its money-losing chip-manufacturing unit. Negotiations between the two companies broke down in July. IBM reportedly offered to pay Global 1-BILLION dollars to take over its chip manufacturing -- which includes the plant in Essex Junction. Bloomberg reports that Big Blue offered even more during the new talks. It would allow IBM to focus on growing its cloud computing, research and development. Another indication something's in the works -- IBM moved its earnings report from Thursday -- until October 20th. We don't know what the deal would specifically mean for the plant in Essex Junction.

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The plant here -- employs about 4-thousand people. GlobalFOundries told me they cannot comment yet. IBM released a statement -- saying it plans to make a "major business announcement" this morning -- as early as 7 o'clock. We can assume it's about this deal. IBM's earnings report is also due today. Ali -- Alex. And Darren, any word from the Governor? We know he's aware. He's holding a press conference at 9:30. And we're told its about IBM. Now what happens here in Essex will be interesting. Some of what's being done here has very sensitive information. The only place in the world making these chips -- under a defense contract. I've learned that Senator Patrick Leahy has been in talks with IBM about this. Because if Global takes over chip making, as we expect, it's a foreign country. Owned by the government of Abu Dhabi. So, I'm certain the US will be involved. Leahy is the most senior member of the Senate ... The appropriations commmittee and a defense subcommittee which handles defense budget bills.

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Students in South Burlington will head back to school this morning -- as a tentative deal has been reached between teachers and the school board. Details of the deal -- to break the 5-day strike-- are not being disclosed, however a mediator called in to bring both sides to agreement says BOTH sides made sacrifices

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(( Joe McNeil : "This was no longer about what you really wanted, this was about what you could accept. Even though you might have to, from your perspective, hold your nose and accept it. Both parties compromised from where I'm sure they would have preferred to be, but in the end I think they found an agreement that works to the advantage of the public here in South Burlington and the community at large and especially the kids that are attending school here.")) All school functions are scheduled to resume today. Both sides still need to OFFICIALLY vote on the agreement later today.

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The battle over education funding-- which largely rests on the backs of property tax payers-- extends far beyond South Burlington. But how to make the system more affordable is a question that does not seem to have any easy answers.

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Fire -- caused by lightning -- destroyed the home of Erika and Courtney Facey just over two years ago. (Erika Facey 50:05)(("It took us about a year to rebuild it. It was not fun.")) The Facey's found a different sort of surprise once they rebuilt. (50:33 Erika Facey/Barre City)(("They raised the taxes a thousand dollars on something that was an act of nature.")) They're talking about their property taxes -- which have risen sharply for many property owners across the state. (51:40 Erika Facey)(("Every day we have to struggle and wonder if we're gonna stay here.")) Much of the money gathered from property taxes is used to fund public education. Spending -- there -- has risen even as the number of students has declined. A law -- now 17 years old -- created the current statewide property tax. Last year the state legislature did not address property tax and education funding reform. And now -- voters are asking candidates what they'll do about it. In the race for the state's top public office -- both candidates have given few details on their plans to reduce the property tax rate. In our Channel 3 debate -- Republican Scott Milne pushed his plan to cap property taxes. (Scott Milne 1:46)(("I've got a good idea which is this cap idea which is meant to be a catalyst to force the legislature and the governor to work together.")) Capping property taxes would either force school districts to drastically cut costs -- or force the legislature to find other revenue sources to make up the difference. The Shumlin administration says that would be a 42-million dollar hole in just the first year of the cap. ((01:52:39:08 Scott Milne/Republican for Governor "Iv'e got a cap as a tactic to force the legislature to do something which they've been unable to do.")) ((01:34:03:24 Scott Milne/Republican for Governor "not a two year gimmick. It isn't gonna happen in two years.")) Governor Peter Shumlin offered few details on his plan to curb property taxes -- stating only that Milne's plan was flawed. (gov. Peter Shumlin 1:54)(("What works for ...not a one size fits all.")) Shumlin called the Milne plan "a gimmick," -- saying it fails to offer the relief taxpayers need. And relief is what Erika Facey says she will need to keep her family in Vermont. (50:52 Erika Facey)(("It's very expensive here.")) Alex Apple. Channel 3 News. Barre.

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Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott says the state has a spending problem and must audit all its mandates. His opponent, progressive candidate Dean Corren says the state needs to focus on income taxes -- a system, he says, oriented toward ability to pay.

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The first degree murder trial for Allen Prue heads into its third week today. The Waterford snow plow driver -- along with his wife -- are charged with killing 33-year-old Melissa Jenkins in 20-12. The state says, the Prues lured Jenkins out of her home -- then assaulted and murdered her. She was a popular teacher at the St. Johnsbury Academy. Prosecutors say, Allen Prue confessed to the crime. His defense says his wife Patricia Prue-- is responsible. The presentation of evidence should wrap up by mid-week.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: 20s and 30s NE clouds: some breaks, but lots of clouds NE temps/radar: Lots of 30s; not much on radar now U.S. Clouds/radar: clipper system to our NW Forecast clouds/precip: clipper will dive to our south, hit the coast, stall and strengthen - keeping us wet

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Today: Some AM sun Increasing clouds Highs: 47 to 54 Wind: S 5 to 10 mph Tonight: Showers developing Lows: 37 to 44 Wind: Light Tuesday: Periods of rain Highs: 48 to 55 Wind: NNE 5 to 15 mph Extended: Wednesday: Rain Lows: 40s Highs: 50s Thursday: Rain Lows: 40s Highs: 50s Friday: Showers Lows: 40s Highs: 50s Hyper-Extended: Saturday: Partly sunny Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 50s Sunday: Partly sunny Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 50s

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The US gives more help to fighters battling ISIS... and Peyton Manning makes history. Anne Marie Green has those stories and more in this mornings worldwatch.

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Pkg script: The confinement is over for the fiancee of the Liberian man who died of Ebola in Dallas. The 21-day period ended at midnight for Louise Troh and three of her relatives who had close contact with Thomas Eric Duncan. He had stayed with Troh and her family at their apartment before he got sick. Dallas officials say nearly 50 others who had contact with Duncan also came off the list of those who could contract the disease. The US military has delivered weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish forces fighting ISIS militants in Syria. The US Central Command says cargo planes dropped the supplies to ground troops near the city of Kobani on Sunday. The first-of-their-kind air drops followed at least 11 weekend air strikes against ISIS by coalition forces. And...Peyton Manning is the NFL's new touchdown pass king. The Denver Broncos quarterback threw his 509th touchdown pass in Sunday's game against San Francisco to break Brett Favre's NFL record. Manning threw four TD passes to lift the Broncos to a 42-17 win over the 49ers. Those are some of the day's top stories. I'm Anne-Marie Green, CBS News, New York.

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Do you which jobs are the most unique in Vermont? A new study from Careerbuilder-dot-com -- found that answer for every state across the nation. Researchers used a measurement called Location Quotient -- or L-Q -- that measures job concentration. For example -- Petroleum Engineers are six times as concentrated in Texas -- as they are anywhere else in the U.S. The research supports the udea that concentrated occupations drive regional economies. In Vermont -- highway maintenance workers take the top spot -- and are 4 times more concentrated here -- than anywhere else in the nation. New Hampshire's unique occupation is metal and plastic workers. And New York -- fashion designers.

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Federal health statistics show nearly seven in 10 U-S adults are overweight. And employers want slimmer workers. Wellness programs have been around for awhile... but now some companies are offering rewards for staying fit -- and imposing penalties if you don't. Companies including Jet Blue are using biometric screening programs to keep an eye on workers' waistlines. They offer rewards to employees who engage in certain health-concious activities. Other companies penalize workers who don't participate in wellness programs -- like limiting employees health plan choices if they don't participate.

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Winter is just around the corner -- but Consumer Reports says this is a great time of year to save on summer items…. Many stores like sears are discounting lawnmowers, grills, bikes, and patio furniture. Summer items aren't the only things on sale -- consumer report also says now is the time to buy items like computers, digital cameras, clothes and toys -- as they go on sale to make room for new holiday models.

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Almanac: chilly yesterday with just a trace of rain Shorter days: Days getting shorter Winter: just 62 days away NE clouds: some breaks, but lots of clouds NE temps/radar: Lots of 30s; not much on radar now

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IBM and Global Foundries have reportedly reached a deal for big blue to sell its chip-manufacturing facilities. According to Bloomberg , the deal to transfer ownership of IBM's microelectronics division to GlobalFoundries comes after months of talks. The deal is believed to include IBM's chip-making plant in Essex Junction -- The deal, according to Bloomberg, calls for IBM to pay Globalfoundries $1.5 billion dollars to take over its chip-manufacturing unit. IBM would receive $200 million worth of assets, making the net value of the deal $1.3 billion. IBM released a statement -- saying it plans to make a "major business announcement" this morning at 7 o'clock. Darren Perron has been following the story and reports that many questions remain about the future of IBM's chip plant in Essex Junction.

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The ownership change will impact the state - but especially workers at the Essex plant. How - exactly -- is not clear yet. Darren Perron is live in Essex with an update But we do know that employment there was been on the decline for 13-years -- after peaking in 2001. ((DP: At that time there were 85-hundred employees at the plant. But in December of that year -- 5-hundred workers were let go. In June 2002 -- a thousand people let go in one fell swoop -- a day called Black Tuesday. In the summer of 2003 -- another 8-hundred jobs are slashed -- bringing the workforce down to 62-hundred employees. Over the next six years -- several small cut-backs -- and IBM stops supplying employment numbers specific to the Essex plant. Older employees are offered buyouts. And in January 2009 -- another 3-hundred are let go bringing the estimated employment at the plant down to 5-thousand workers. In the last four years -- more high-paying jobs lost -- some added on the production line -- and now business experts say four-thousand people work at IBM Essex. TRT :59)) Now IBM has had a Long history in the state, darren

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IBM first came to Vermont in 1957. IBM's founder loved skiing in Vermont -- so decided to open a plant to design and make wire contact relays. IBM offered good wages and benefits to its own employees -- and hired 4-hundred people to start. That single building in Essex Junction -- evolved into a sprawling 6-hundred acre campus that spread into Essex Town and Williston -- with over three-and-a-half million square feet of work space.

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DEAL REACHED --- South Burlington teachers and the school board end the teacher's strike. CLEANUP-- at Keene State after a weekend of unrest And Ben & Jerry's keeps controversial ice cream flavor...

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But before we get to those stories -- let's take a quick look at how the weather is shaping up this morning.

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Students in South Burlington will head back to school this morning -- as a tentative deal has been reached between teachers and the school board. Details of the deal -- to break the 5-day strike-- are not being disclosed, however a mediator called in to bring both sides to agreement says BOTH sides made sacrifices An OFFICIAL vote will take place today.

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Police are investigating the death of a 54-year-old female in St. Albans City. Around noon Saturday -- police responded to the storage units on Brigham Road. Thats where investigators say they found the body of Brenda Maki. She moved to St. Albans from Winooski. Police have not determined the cause of death, however, police say there were no signs of foul play.

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Police in riot gear had to break up a commotion at a popular pumpkin festival this weekend. Police clashed with hundreds of people near Keen State this weekend -- multiple injuries and arrests resulted. After police were called in to break up a large crowd -- Students retaliated by throwing beer cans and trying to knock over street signs. To which the New Hampshire State Police responded with rubber bullets and tear gas. According to the Union leader newspaper, the arrests resulted in a range of charges including disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and alcohol violations. The Boston Globe reports the college's president says students involved in the rioting could face expulsion.

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A warning for drivers buying gas in White River Junction. Police say a "skimmer" was attached to the gas pumps at the Evans Expressmart in White River Junction. The device was attached to a card reader on a gas pump -- and can be used to read credit card numbers and defraud cardholders. Police say those who have used their cards at the station should check with their banks about steps to take to guard against fraud.

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There is an evergrowing list of New Yorkers that are now listed as too mentally unstable to own a gun because of a two-year-old gun reform law. Over 35 thousand New Yorkers made the list. Fewer than 300 had handgun permits -- which were then revoked -- according to a New York Times report. State officials say they were unsure how many of those guns were actually seized. The law -- which also limits ammunition -- came in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut,

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Ben and Jerry's will not change the name of one of its popular ice cream flavors -- despite public outcry. Complaints were filed with the Vermont-based ice cream company about its flavor "Hazed & Confused" -- saying it was insensitive to victims of hazing. The company told Bloomberg it QUOTE "didn't make sense" for it to change the name because it's a pop culture reference to the movie "Dazed & Confused" -- and it's a play on its hazelnut ingredients.

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We have a few job openenings across the state to tell you about... Let's take a look at this morning's Help Wanted. Vermont Custom Closets has some positions available. The Williston based company is looking for a full-time year round Installer. Basic carpentry experience is required and the ability to work indepedently. Vermont Custom Closets is also looking to for an experienced professional to join their sales and design team. This job includes competitive commission structure with salary. Qualified candidates should have 3-plus years of sales and or design experience.

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And the Vermont Air National Guard is hiring. The positions include tactical aircraft maintenance, aircraft hydraulics systems, knowledge operations, and aircraft electrical and envioronmental systems. Applicants must be between the ages of 17 and 39. And Channel 3 is hiring. We are looking for two general assignment reporters. For more information -- you can visit our infocenter at wcax.com. And If you would like to post open jobs -- you can email help-wanted@wcax.com. That's this weeks Help Wanted.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: 20s and 30s NE clouds: some breaks, but lots of clouds NE temps/radar: Lots of 30s; not much on radar now U.S. Clouds/radar: clipper system to our NW Forecast clouds/precip: clipper will dive to our south, hit the coast, stall and strengthen - keeping us wet

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Today: Some AM sun Increasing clouds Highs: 47 to 54 Wind: S 5 to 10 mph Tonight: Showers developing Lows: 37 to 44 Wind: Light Tuesday: Periods of rain Highs: 48 to 55 Wind: NNE 5 to 15 mph Extended: Wednesday: Rain Lows: 40s Highs: 50s Thursday: Rain Lows: 40s Highs: 50s Friday: Showers Lows: 40s Highs: 50s Hyper-Extended: Saturday: Partly sunny Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 50s Sunday: Partly sunny Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 50s

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((( The UVM women's hockey team was looking for a clean sweep of RIT at the Gut this afternoon. The Cats with 2 third period goals yesterday to come back and beat the Tigers. First period, UVM with a great chance, Cassidy Campeau feeds Sarah Kelly in front but she hits the post. RIT on the other hand, making its opportunities count. Jess Paton with a terrific pass to Celeste Brown who beats Madison Litchfield. 1-0 Tigers after 1. Second period, RIT looking to add to the lead. Litchfield gives the puck away, but makes up for it with the left pad save. The tigers get insurance in the third, Kolbee McCrea deflects in the Taylor Thurston shot. Vermont's offense with 27 shots, but Ali Binnington makes 27 saves. RIT shutsout Vermont, 2-0 as The teams split the weekend. --- Tomorrow, the VPA will release the fall sports playdown brackets for soccer and Field hockey. The cross country state championships are Saturday at Thetford Academy. --- The High school football pairings are out. Here's how it looks in division one. top seed Middlebury hosts, CVU. The 5th seed Colchester visits 4th seed Rutland. More than likely, those game will be played Friday. St. Johnsbury, the second seed, hosts Hartford in a game that will likely be played Saturday. The third seed Essex, will host BFA-St. Albans, likely on Friday. In Division 3, Top seed Otter Valley hosts the eighth seed Poultney. The 5th seed, U-32 hosts fourth seed windsor. BFA-Fairfax, the second seed welcomes the defending champs, 7th seed Woodstock and the third seed, Mill River hosts 6th seed Mt. Abe. Again, nothing set in stone yet, but likely these games will be played on Saturday. Division 2 has one more weekend left in the regular season. --- Tom Coughlin and the Giants in Dallas looking to knock off the unbeaten cowboys. Second quarter, after a Dallas turnover, the Giants go to work, Eli Manning to Daniel Fells for the 27 yard touchdown. 14-7 Giants. fourth quarter, G-men with the ball trailing by a touchdown, Manning hits Larry Donnell for the first down, but then the ball comes loose. It's recovered by Dallas.- A few plays later Tony Romo his Dez Bryant. It's initially called a touchdown, it was actually down at the one, but the Cowboys do punch it in and go on to the 31-21 win. --- That's it for now, Scott Fleishman, Channel 3 sports, have a great day.")))

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Whether you love it or hate it, there's no denying that winter is right around the corner. And.. Here's proof It has already started to snow. An employee at the Stowe Mountain Resort sent these photos yesterday... A fresh coat of snow on the trails of the ski area. While it's just a dusting it is a sign of things to come.

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Wheels for Warmth still needs donations of winter tires. It's the 10th year of the event --organized by Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott. Folks donate their winter tires that they don't need anymore -- so others can nab them at a steep discount. The D-M-V inspects the tires before they're sold to make sure that they have at least one season of use left.

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((SOT Robert Ide, Vt. DMV commissioner 2144 when you talk to some of the people who are there you realize that for some people this is absolutely vital program because money is tight and they have real needs 54)) You can drop tires off Thursday and Friday from 3 to 7 at DuBois Construction in Montpelier or at Casella Waste Management in Williston. You can also bring them to the sale on Saturday at DuBois Construction. We'll have a link to more information on our website .

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NE clouds: some breaks, but lots of clouds NE temps/radar: Lots of 30s; not much on radar now

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Dr. Phil VanHarreveld from the Vermont Large Animal Clinic joins us this morning to talk about Lyme disease in horses.

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Happy Monday everyone -- it's 5:00 -- I'm Alex Apple. And I'm Ali Freeman. ... Gary Sadowsky starts us off this morning with quick check on the weather. weather intro (anchors thank in 3-shot-transition to lead story)

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We being this morning with developing news -- as IBM and Global Foundries have reportedly reached a deal for big blue to sell its chip-manufacturing facilities. According to Bloomberg , the deal to transfer ownership of IBM's microelectronics division to GlobalFoundries comes after months of talks. The deal is believed to include IBM's chip-making plant in Essex Junction -- a facility that employs about four thousand people. The deal, according to Bloomberg, calls for IBM to pay Globalfoundries $1.5 billion dollars to take over its chip-manufacturing unit. IBM would receive $200 million worth of assets, making the net value of the deal $1.3 billion. IBM released a statement -- saying it plans to make a "major business announcement" this morning at 7 o'clock. Darren Perron has been following the story and reports that many questions remain about the future of IBM's chip plant in Essex Junction.

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We are not sure what will be disclosed in the annoucement. News accounts have focused on GlobalFoundries. Talks between IBM and GlobalFoundries reportedly resumed recently. Financial experts indicate that IBM wants to offload its money-losing chip-manufacturing unit. Negotiations between the two companies broke down in July. IBM reportedly offered to pay Global 1-BILLION dollars to take over its chip manufacturing -- which includes the plant in Essex Junction. Bloomberg reports that Big Blue offered even more during the new talks. It would allow IBM to focus on growing its cloud computing, research and development. Another indication something's in the works -- IBM moved its earnings report from Thursday -- until October 20th. We don't know what the deal would specifically mean for the plant in Essex Junction. Calls to IBM were not returned. And GlobalFoundries says it cannot comment. Darren Perron, Ch3 news, Burlington.

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Darren is live this morning and Essex. He'll join us at 6:00 and 6:30 with the latest. Meanwhile, Governor Peter Shumlin has scheduled a press conference for 9:30 in Burlington.

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Students in South Burlington will head back to school this morning -- as a tentative deal has been reached between teachers and the school board. Details of the deal -- to break the 5-day strike-- are not being disclosed, however a mediator called in to bring both sides to agreement says BOTH sides made sacrifices.

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(( Joe McNeil : "This was no longer about what you really wanted, this was about what you could accept. Even though you might have to, from your perspective, hold your nose and accept it. Both parties compromised from where I'm sure they would have preferred to be, but in the end I think they found an agreement that works to the advantage of the public here in South Burlington and the community at large and especially the kids that are attending school here.")) All school functions are scheduled to resume today. Both sides still need to OFFICIALLY vote on the agreement later today.

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The battle over education funding-- which largely rests on the backs of property tax payers-- extends far beyond South Burlington. But how to make the system more affordable is a question that Vermont's candidates for governor have found tough to answer on the campaign trail.

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Fire -- caused by lightning -- destroyed the home of Erika and Courtney Facey just over two years ago. (Erika Facey 50:05)(("It took us about a year to rebuild it. It was not fun.")) The Facey's found a different sort of surprise once they rebuilt. (50:33 Erika Facey/Barre City)(("They raised the taxes a thousand dollars on something that was an act of nature.")) They're talking about their property taxes -- which have risen sharply for many property owners across the state. (51:40 Erika Facey)(("Every day we have to struggle and wonder if we're gonna stay here.")) Much of the money gathered from property taxes is used to fund public education. Spending -- there -- has risen even as the number of students has declined. A law -- now 17 years old -- created the current statewide property tax. Last year the state legislature did not address property tax and education funding reform. And now -- voters are asking candidates what they'll do about it. In the race for the state's top public office -- both candidates have given few details on their plans to reduce the property tax rate. In our Channel 3 debate -- Republican Scott Milne pushed his plan to cap property taxes. (Scott Milne 1:46)(("I've got a good idea which is this cap idea which is meant to be a catalyst to force the legislature and the governor to work together.")) Capping property taxes would either force school districts to drastically cut costs -- or force the legislature to find other revenue sources to make up the difference. The Shumlin administration says that would be a 42-million dollar hole in just the first year of the cap. ((01:52:39:08 Scott Milne/Republican for Governor "Iv'e got a cap as a tactic to force the legislature to do something which they've been unable to do.")) ((01:34:03:24 Scott Milne/Republican for Governor "not a two year gimmick. It isn't gonna happen in two years.")) Governor Peter Shumlin offered few details on his plan to curb property taxes -- stating only that Milne's plan was flawed. (gov. Peter Shumlin 1:54)(("What works for ...not a one size fits all.")) Shumlin called the Milne plan "a gimmick," -- saying it fails to offer the relief taxpayers need. And relief is what Erika Facey says she will need to keep her family in Vermont. (50:52 Erika Facey)(("It's very expensive here.")) Alex Apple. Channel 3 News. Barre.

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Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott says the state has a spending problem and must audit all its mandates. His opponent, progressive candidate Dean Corren says the state needs to focus on income taxes -- a system, he says, oriented toward ability to pay.

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The first degree murder trial for Allen Prue heads into its third week today. The Waterford snow plow driver -- along with his wife -- are charged with killing 33-year-old Melissa Jenkins in 20-12. The state says, the Prues lured Jenkins out of her home -- then assaulted and murdered her. She was a popular teacher at the St. Johnsbury Academy. Prosecutors say, Allen Prue confessed to the crime. His defense says his wife Patricia Prue-- is responsible. The presentation of evidence should wrap up by mid-week.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: 20s and 30s NE clouds: some breaks, but lots of clouds NE temps/radar: Lots of 30s; not much on radar now U.S. Clouds/radar: clipper system to our NW Forecast clouds/precip: clipper will dive to our south, hit the coast, stall and strengthen - keeping us wet

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Today: Some AM sun Increasing clouds Highs: 47 to 54 Wind: S 5 to 10 mph Tonight: Showers developing Lows: 37 to 44 Wind: Light Tuesday: Periods of rain Highs: 48 to 55 Wind: NNE 5 to 15 mph Extended: Wednesday: Rain Lows: 40s Highs: 50s Thursday: Rain Lows: 40s Highs: 50s Friday: Showers Lows: 40s Highs: 50s Hyper-Extended: Saturday: Partly sunny Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 50s Sunday: Partly sunny Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 50s

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The quarantine is over for the Americans that had contact with the first Ebola patient -- And the US is ramping up its response to fight the spread of the disease. Susan McGinnis has more from Washington.

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PKG: TRT 1:23 The confinement is over for the fiancee of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who was the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. Louise Troh and three family members are now free after being kept under armed guard, in quarantine for 21 days. Duncan was staying at Troh's apartment when he first started showing symptoms of Ebola. Ebola is also no longer a threat for about 50 others who had some contact with Duncan. :27-:42 SOT: Judge Clay Jenkins / Dallas Co. Judge "It's been very difficult. You've got this uncertainty that's hanging over your head about your own health. For some of them a loved one has either died or is struggling to overcome the disease and it's restricted their movement." :42-:53 STAND UP: SUSAN MCGINNIS / WASHINGTON: The US continues to ramp up its response to Ebola. On Sunday, the Pentagon announced formation of a special military support team to assist civilian medical staff here in the US. The CDC is also finalizing new safety protocols for health care workers. :58-1:04 (SOT: Dr. Anthony Fauci / National Insitutes of Health) : "I can tell you they're going to be much more stringent than the previous…in the sense of instructions about what you really need to do." The new guidelines are expected to set firm standards, including full body suits and hoods that protect workers' necks, along with rigorous new rules for removal of equipment, disinfection and supervision. Two nurses who contracted Ebola while caring for Thomas Duncan are in stable condition. Susan McGinnis, CBS News, Washington.

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A three-year-old girl is dead and her five-year-old brother remains hospitalized this morning -- after police say the children were beaten by their stepfather. Police in Bushwick New York say a neighbor called for help after hearing screams. The three-year-old was found inside unresponsive -- and was rushed to the hospital where she died. Her brother is in stable condition. Police say 20-year-old Kelsey Smith was watching the children when the little girl accidentally soiled her clothing, which allegedly sent Smith into a rage. Smith is charged with assault, but that may change based on the medical examiner's findings.

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Officials in Pennsylvania say they believe Eric Frein was spotted in the Pocono Mountains. Over the weekend -- police a man with a mud-covered face and a rifle -- was seen by a woman out for a walk in a quote "surprise encounter". Investigators said the man was about 15 to 20 feet from the woman, just off the road where she was walking. Police think that man is Eric Frein -- the suspect who has spent more than five weeks on the run after a deadly ambush at a stat police barracks.

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Do you which jobs are the most unique in Vermont? A new study from Careerbuilder-dot-com -- found that answer for every state across the nation. Researchers used a measurement called Location Quotient -- or L-Q -- that measures job concentration. For example -- Petroleum Engineers are six times as concentrated in Texas -- as they are anywhere else in the U.S. The research supports the udea that concentrated occupations drive regional economies. In Vermont -- highway maintenance workers take the top spot -- and are 4 times more concentrated here -- than anywhere else in the nation. New Hampshire's unique occupation is metal and plastic workers. And New York -- fashion designers.

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Federal health statistics show nearly seven in 10 U-S adults are overweight. And employers want slimmer workers. Wellness programs have been around for awhile... but now some companies are offering rewards for staying fit -- and imposing penalties if you don't. Companies including Jet Blue are using biometric screening programs to keep an eye on workers' waistlines. They offer rewards to employees who engage in certain health-concious activities. Other companies penalize workers who don't participate in wellness programs -- like limiting employees health plan choices if they don't participate.

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Winter is just around the corner -- but Consumer Reports says this is a great time of year to save on summer items…. Many stores like sears are discounting lawnmowers, grills, bikes, and patio furniture. Summer items aren't the only things on sale -- consumer report also says now is the time to buy items like computers, digital cameras, clothes and toys -- as they go on sale to make room for new holiday models.

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Almanac: chilly yesterday with just a trace of rain Shorter days: Days getting shorter Winter: just 62 days away NE clouds: some breaks, but lots of clouds NE temps/radar: Lots of 30s; not much on radar now

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A new study shows parents frequently make mistakes when giving their children medicine. Eboni Williams has the day's top health stories.

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(PKG) Tens of thousands of children every year are given the wrong medicine or an incorrect dose according to a new study. Researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Ohio found a child is affected every eight minutes. Doctors say mistakes are most commonly made with painkillers and fever reducers. New research finds women are more likely to develop anxiety and depression after a heart attack. Doctors say more research is need to determine the reason. The World Health Organization predicts depression will be the 2nd leading cause of disability and death in the coming years. And you may not need those reading glasses forever. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin are testing an implantable eye device that could replace reading glasses for 80 percent of people who use them now. The device is already available in Asia, Europe and South America, but the FDA has not yet approved it for the U-S. That's a look at some of the day's top health stories. Eboni Williams, CBS News, New York

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DEAL REACHED --- South Burlington teachers and the school board end the teacher's strike. EBOLA WARNING --- what Vermont's health leaders are saying... And CLEANUP-- at Keene State after a weekend of unrest

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But before we get to those stories -- let's take a quick look at how the weather is shaping up this morning.

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We continue this morning with developing news -- as IBM and Global Foundries have reportedly reached a deal for big blue to sell its chip-manufacturing facilities. According to Bloomberg , the deal to transfer ownership of IBM's microelectronics division to GlobalFoundries comes after months of talks. The deal is believed to include IBM's chip-making plant in Essex Junction -- a facility that employs about four thousand people. The deal, according to Bloomberg, calls for IBM to pay Globalfoundries $1.5 billion dollars to take over its chip-manufacturing unit. IBM would receive $200 million worth of assets, making the net value of the deal $1.3 billion. IBM released a statement -- saying it plans to make a "major business announcement" this morning at 7 o'clock. Darren Perron is been following the story and will have live updates starting at 6 am.

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Students in South Burlington will head back to school this morning -- as a tentative deal has been reached between teachers and the school board. Details of the deal -- to break the 5-day strike-- are not being disclosed, however a mediator called in to bring both sides to agreement says BOTH sides made sacrifices An OFFICIAL vote will take place today.

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Police in riot gear had to break up a commotion at a popular pumpkin festival this weekend. Police clashed with hundreds of people near Keen State this weekend -- multiple injuries and arrests resulted. After police were called in to break up a large crowd -- Students retaliated by throwing beer cans and trying to knock over street signs. To which the New Hampshire State Police responded with rubber bullets and tear gas. According to the Union leader newspaper, the arrests resulted in a range of charges including disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and alcohol violations. The Boston Globe reports the college's president says students involved in the rioting could face expulsion.

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Vermont's Human Services Secretary has a message for all health care workers in the state. Elizabeth Keatinge was with him during a conference with workers in the health field. She has our story.

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((Dr. Harry Chen/interim Secretary of Human Services 08:08:10:26 We have to think of Ebola. I mean, two words, think Ebola. 08:08:13:00)) Vermont's interim Secretary of Human Services called for hundreds of healthcare and EMS workers to keep the virus that has three diagnosed cases in the U-S and dozens of people being monitored - at the top of their minds. ((Dr. Harry Chen/interim Secretary of Human Services 08:08:15:00 When you're confronted with a patient with a fever, I mean, really one of the first things you should ask them is have you been to West Africa. :20)) Attendees of the conference at the Killington Grand say they already have heightened awareness. ((Kate Soons/nurse 08:19:20:27 We are doing some actual training on making sure everybody's up to speed on how to take that potentially contaminated personal protective gear off. :29)) Although Ebola is a fairly new concern for many who work in healthcare, they say their day to day work is always risky. ((Forest Weyen/Bennington Rescue 08:27:55:20 Caution, we deal with a wide variety of diseases, disease processes, infections. Every day we walk into something we could know or not know what we're walking into any day of the week. :03)) Dr. Chen applauded the efforts that Vermont's hospitals have already made in preparing for a possible Ebola outbreak, like increasing questions on patient intake forms regarding travel history. His talk emphasized the major outbreaks of Ebola are thousands of miles away - but the fear is still close to home. ((Dr. Harry Chen/interim 08:12:57:09 We're just two plane rides away from West Africa, so it's really vitally important that we have awareness that we understand the anxiety and address the fears. :08)) ((Dr. Harry Chen/interim Secretary of Human Services 08:07:40:05 Vermont has a very low risk of having someone with Ebola coming in. But it's not a no risk. 08:07:45:29)) ((Elizabeth Keatinge/Killington 08:34:12:16 The conference is attended by over 500 healthcare and EMS workers from Vermont and surrounding states. It continues through Sunday. EK Ch3 News Killington. :21))

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Police are investigating the death of a 54-year-old female in St. Albans City. Around noon Saturday -- police responded to the storage units on Brigham Road. Thats where investigators say they found the body of Brenda Maki. She moved to St. Albans from Winooski. Police have not determined the cause of death, however, police say there were no signs of foul play.

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A warning for drivers buying gas in White River Junction. Police say a "skimmer" was attached to the gas pumps at the Evans Expressmart in White River Junction. The device was attached to a card reader on a gas pump -- and can be used to read credit card numbers and defraud cardholders. Police say those who have used their cards at the station should check with their banks about steps to take to guard against fraud.

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There is an evergrowing list of New Yorkers -- who can't own a gun. Over 35-thousand New Yorkers are now listed as too mentally unstable to own a gun -- because of a two-year-old gun reform law. Fewer than 300 had handgun permits -- which were then revoked -- according to a New York Times report. State officials say they were unsure how many of those guns were actually seized. The law -- which also limits ammunition -- came in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut,

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Ben and Jerry's will not change the name of one of its popular ice cream flavors -- despite public outcry. Complaints were filed with the Vermont-based ice cream company about its flavor "Hazed & Confused" -- saying it was insensitive to victims of hazing. The company told Bloomberg it QUOTE "didn't make sense" for it to change the name because it's a pop culture reference to the movie "Dazed & Confused" -- and it's a play on its hazelnut ingredients.

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We have a few job openenings across the state to tell you about... Let's take a look at this morning's Help Wanted. Vermont Custom Closets has some positions available. The Williston based company is looking for a full-time year round Installer. Basic carpentry experience is required and the ability to work indepedently. Vermont Custom Closets is also looking to for an experienced professional to join their sales and design team. This job includes competitive commission structure with salary. Qualified candidates should have 3-plus years of sales and or design experience.

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And the Vermont Air National Guard is hiring. The positions include tactical aircraft maintenance, aircraft hydraulics systems, knowledge operations, and aircraft electrical and envioronmental systems. Applicants must be between the ages of 17 and 39. And Channel 3 is hiring. We are looking for two general assignment reporters. For more information -- you can visit our infocenter at wcax.com. And If you would like to post open jobs -- you can email help-wanted@wcax.com. That's this weeks Help Wanted.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: 20s and 30s NE clouds: some breaks, but lots of clouds NE temps/radar: Lots of 30s; not much on radar now U.S. Clouds/radar: clipper system to our NW Forecast clouds/precip: clipper will dive to our south, hit the coast, stall and strengthen - keeping us wet

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Today: Some AM sun Increasing clouds Highs: 47 to 54 Wind: S 5 to 10 mph Tonight: Showers developing Lows: 37 to 44 Wind: Light Tuesday: Periods of rain Highs: 48 to 55 Wind: NNE 5 to 15 mph Extended: Wednesday: Rain Lows: 40s Highs: 50s Thursday: Rain Lows: 40s Highs: 50s Friday: Showers Lows: 40s Highs: 50s Hyper-Extended: Saturday: Partly sunny Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 50s Sunday: Partly sunny Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 50s

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The Wheels for Warmth sale in Montpelier gives families a chance to get their winter tires at a discount. But that wouldn't be possible without a group of dedicated volunteers in Central Vermont. Cat Viglienzoni has our story.

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Each year, hundreds of people show up to DuBois Construction in late October -- looking for a set of winter tires. It's an effort that's spearheaded -- by volunteers. Including the state's D-M-V Commissioner... Robert Ide. ((SOT Robert Ide, DMV Commissioner 2324 It's a group that has worked together for a number of years, we have a very, very good time, and if you're not there, boy, you go through a whole year of verbal abuse from your friends. You've just got to be there 34)) He says the tires are inspected by the DMV to make sure they have at least another season left before they're sold at a very reduced cost. ((SOT Robert Ide, Vt. DMV commissioner 2144 when you talk to some of the people who are there you realize that for some people this is absolutely vital program because money is tight and they have real needs 54)) Ide says it's a way for people to recycle tires and keep them out of the garbage until they're unsafe. But sometimes -- donors go above and beyond. ((SOT 2212 Every year you get surprised a bit and sometime in the afternoon someone will show up with what look like new tires. And it always intrigues me because this is someone who knows about the program and went and bought tires and brought them down 26)) ((Cat Standup, Montpelier 3233 For the past two weeks people have been dropping off the tires that they don't need anymore to designated locations around the state. All that with the hope that if they don't need them, somebody else will 42)) NATS shed opening Vianor Tires manager Patti Eastman knows how important a good set of winter tires is. ((SOT Patti Eastman, Vianor Tires Manager 2824 What we see come into our store is pretty scary sometimes because they come in with stuff that shouldn't be driven on 32)) It's her shop's first year as a collection site for Wheels for Warmth. She says while a lot of the tires you see here aren't going to be on the roads again -- some are a good deal for a family in need. ((SOT Patti Eastman, Vianor Tires Manager 2801 These here would be useable, that's definitely got plenty of tread -- anything that's got good tread -- these are questionable, I wouldn't run them myself only because it's the winter season 14)) She says what she'd like to see in the future is more time for people to donate... that way they could collect more good tires. Cat Viglienzoni, Channel 3 News, Montpelier.

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If you'd still like to donate tires, you can drop them off Thursday and Friday from 3 to 7 at the locations you see on your screen. Or you can bring them to the sale on Saturday. That's at Due-Boys Construction. The event runs from 7 am to 1 pm -- but arrive early. We'll have a link to details on our website.((http://wheel sforwarmth.com))

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((( The UVM women's hockey team was looking for a clean sweep of RIT at the Gut this afternoon. The Cats with 2 third period goals yesterday to come back and beat the Tigers. First period, UVM with a great chance, Cassidy Campeau feeds Sarah Kelly in front but she hits the post. RIT on the other hand, making its opportunities count. Jess Paton with a terrific pass to Celeste Brown who beats Madison Litchfield. 1-0 Tigers after 1. Second period, RIT looking to add to the lead. Litchfield gives the puck away, but makes up for it with the left pad save. The tigers get insurance in the third, Kolbee McCrea deflects in the Taylor Thurston shot. Vermont's offense with 27 shots, but Ali Binnington makes 27 saves. RIT shutsout Vermont, 2-0 as The teams split the weekend. --- Tomorrow, the VPA will release the fall sports playdown brackets for soccer and Field hockey. The cross country state championships are Saturday at Thetford Academy. --- The High school football pairings are out. Here's how it looks in division one. top seed Middlebury hosts, CVU. The 5th seed Colchester visits 4th seed Rutland. More than likely, those game will be played Friday. St. Johnsbury, the second seed, hosts Hartford in a game that will likely be played Saturday. The third seed Essex, will host BFA-St. Albans, likely on Friday. In Division 3, Top seed Otter Valley hosts the eighth seed Poultney. The 5th seed, U-32 hosts fourth seed windsor. BFA-Fairfax, the second seed welcomes the defending champs, 7th seed Woodstock and the third seed, Mill River hosts 6th seed Mt. Abe. Again, nothing set in stone yet, but likely these games will be played on Saturday. Division 2 has one more weekend left in the regular season. --- Tom Coughlin and the Giants in Dallas looking to knock off the unbeaten cowboys. Second quarter, after a Dallas turnover, the Giants go to work, Eli Manning to Daniel Fells for the 27 yard touchdown. 14-7 Giants. fourth quarter, G-men with the ball trailing by a touchdown, Manning hits Larry Donnell for the first down, but then the ball comes loose. It's recovered by Dallas.- A few plays later Tony Romo his Dez Bryant. It's initially called a touchdown, it was actually down at the one, but the Cowboys do punch it in and go on to the 31-21 win. --- That's it for now, Scott Fleishman, Channel 3 sports, have a great day.")))

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NE clouds: some breaks, but lots of clouds NE temps/radar: Lots of 30s; not much on radar now

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Giving hope for Gus -- that's the mission of one man's long journey. Melissa Howell introduces us to Gus and a man taking it one step at a time in his honor.

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((NATS:COMING OUT OF WOODS)) 35 days and 260 miles... ((NATS:YAY CHRIS!)) Chris Balch has hiked the long trail 3 times now -- but this time is different. ((Chris Balch/Hiker 00:51:42 "I hiked them for Gus and other kids like Gus." 00:51:46)) Gus Dreher is 10-years-old... ((Chris Balch/Hiker 00:46:16 "Gus how you doing?! Hi!" 00:46:27)) He was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy 5 years ago. It's a disease, with no cure, that causes muscle weakness -- and effects about 1 in every 35-hundred boys. ((Steve Dreher/Gus' dad 01:00:00 "He will be in a wheelchair within 2 or 3 years, he's already, his legs are quite weak. Life expectancy is early 20's usually because it's a disease that all the muscles in the body degenerate over the lifetime." 01:00:15)) Gus's dad, worked with Balch at Souhegan High School in New Hampshire for 17 years before Balch retired. Now- focused on the Dreher family's mission to raise money for the Hope for Gus Foundation. The hike is helping. ((Steve Dreher/Gus' dad 00:59:36 "This will end up - probably 22-thousand dollars going to a research project at the University of Washington." 00:59:44)) It's just one contribution to help Gus -- and many others like him. ((Chris Balch/Hiker 00:52:49 "Every single life is worth fighting for so I just think we all have to do this kind of stuff." 00:52:56)) ((NATS)) ((Steve Dreher/Gus' dad 01:02:48 "Someone like Chris, he's my hero and I think he could be Gus' hero as well." 01:02:52)) For Gus, to know he has someone like Balch in his corner.. ((Gus 00:55:24 "I was excited." 00:55:26)) ((Chris Balch/Hiker 00:51:58 "We can't sit by and do nothing. We gotta do stuff like this and I hope other people will step up too." 00:52:07)) And no matter how big or small that contribution may be, it's sure to make a difference for kids like Gus. Melissa Howell -- Ch 3 News -- Jay


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