Mon 27-JUL-2015 Early A.M. News Script

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We begin with some sad news from the Kingdom. A St. Johnsbury family is mourning a man who drowned this weekend. 24-year-old Scott Way was last seen in the water Saturday near Pine Island Picnic Area in Littleton, New Hampshire -- before he disappeared. Sunday -- divers pulled his body from the Connecticut River.

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State police this morning are trying to piece together what happened in a pair of strange shooting incidents. It started just before midnight Friday when they got calls about a car with bullet holes in it on Interstate 91 in Barnet. When police got there, they found a woman standing in the median. They say she gave them conflicting statements about what happened. She was taken to the hospital for a mental health evaluation. In the car -- police found a high-powered rifle and several spent shell casings. They say there were no passengers. After that incident -- police also learned that several businesses in Bradford had been vandalized by a high-powered rifle. Police say it appears the incidents are linked. But right now -- no charges have been filed.

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New York Senator Chuck Schumer is pushing for new technology to combat drunk driving. The Democrat says his ROADS SAFE Act would help the U-S develop high-tech sensors that would disable a car's ignition if the driver's alcohol level is above the legal limit. Schumer says the new sensors would be easier than the existing ignition interlocks and could one day be a regular option in cars.

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Today -- a Vermont man will be honored at the White House for his efforts to help the disabled. Max Barrows -- who has autism -- works for Green Mountain Self-Advocates, a disability rights organization. As the outreach director, he mentors youth and adults to speak up for themselves and become leaders. Barrows will be one of nine people recognized at the White House -- for being "Champions of Change."

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Hot the next few days. Slight chance t-storms today & Tuesday. Dry, but hot Wed. T-storms on Thursday with cold front, some could be strong. Nice on Friday, a little cooler, less humid. Weekend not bad, but could be an isolated t-storm each day.

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Good morning it's 5:00 -- I'm ... Cat Viglienzoni -- Ali and Eva are off today. And I'm ... Gary Sadowsky.

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weather intro (anchors thank in 3-shot-transition to lead story)

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We begin with some sad news from the Kingdom. A St. Johnsbury family is mourning a man who drowned this weekend. 24-year-old Scott Way was last seen in the water Saturday near Pine Island Picnic Area in Littleton, New Hampshire -- before he disappeared. Sunday -- divers pulled his body from the Connecticut River.

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This morning -- we're still waiting to hear what caused a big fire in downtown Lake Placid Saturday night. As Rose Spillman reports, the flames almost forced officials to shorten one of the area's biggest competitions.

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Sheri Belczak and her family were visiting Lake Placid from Syracuse, New York when a fire struck the village on Saturday evening. She says her husband is an firefighter back home, and as soon as he saw the smoke, he ran right to the scene to see how he could help. (13:49:08 1009) ((Sheri Belczak/Syracuse "Fire started at 6:15 and my husband was right there helping them in the house trying to rescue people without any gear on for at least an hour he said before the firefighters were actually there." 13:49:19)) The Lake Placid fire department says the fire broke out in a building housing apartments and a store called Fortunes of Time located on Main Street. Officials say two buildings were ultimately impacted and around 16 people were displaced from their homes. The village was filled with visitors gearing up for Sunday's IronMan competition, and some were concerned the race might be impacted. (13:42:06 1008) (Gerald Jackson/Dallas, TX "Just right down the road, and we heard sirens and fire trucks and what not. Saw smoke going across the lake and walked out, and we could see the smoke coming from the near distance." 13:42:16)) All worries were alleviated on Sunday morning when officials gave the OK for the race to go on. (13:42:35 1008) ((Gerald Jackson/Dallas, TX "As far as potentially water quality, with ashes and whatever getting in the water, they tested the water this morning at 5am. Made a decision. The water was safe; the ahtletes got to continue on. They were kept safe, and the race went on without a hitch." 13:42:42)) For many, getting to continue in the race meant seeing their hard work pay off. Belczak says the race had an even deeper meaning for her family. (13:45:07 1009) ((Sheri Belczak/Syracuse, NY "My father was diagnosed with prostate cancer a year ago, and we are trying to get my father to stop smoking, so there is a pact that if my brother is to finish a major race such as the Iron Man, that my father has to quit smoking." 13:45:21)) Belczak's brother, along with several thousand other participants, took to an all day event of swimming, biking, and running. With no setbacks from the fire, she says her brother can set his sights back on completing the race to help their dad. (13:46:26 1009) ((Sheri Belczak/Syracuse, NY "So he's trying to show them that hard work really pays off. That you can accomplish something if you put your mind to it, and he's done an excellent job and we're so proud of him." 13:46:35)) Emergency officials say they are releasing minimal information about the fire while they continue to investigate the incident. Rose Spillman, Channel 3 News, Lake Placid.

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A Quebec man died in a crash Saturday in Georgia. Police tells us that 71-year-old Hector Messier's motorcycle went into the other lane, and he crashed head on into an SUV. Police say he was travelling in a group of eight motorcycles. The other riders are okay -- and so is the driver of the SUV.

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State police this morning are trying to piece together what happened in a pair of strange shooting incidents. It started just before midnight Friday when they got calls about a car with bullet holes in it on Interstate 91 in Barnet. When police got there, they found a woman standing in the median. They say she gave them conflicting statements about what happened. She was taken to the hospital for a mental health evaluation. In the car -- police found a high-powered rifle and several spent shell casings. They say there were no passengers. After that incident -- police also learned that several businesses in Bradford had been vandalized by a high-powered rifle. Police say it appears the incidents are linked. But right now -- no charges have been filed.

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Two New York men are behind bars after a bizarre traffic stop on Interstate 91 Sunday morning. Police say the two men from Flushing were pulled over after they were speeding at 106 miles per hour. While one of the men was being screened for drugs -- police say the other put the car into reverse -- crossed two lanes of traffic and went into the median -- nearly hitting the trooper. 35-year-old Eric Polite and 34-year-old Leeshawn Baker are now facing drunk driving and drug possession charges.

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New York Senator Chuck Schumer is pushing for new technology to combat drunk driving. The Democrat says his ROADS SAFE Act would help the U-S develop high-tech sensors that would disable a car's ignition if the driver's alcohol level is above the legal limit. Schumer says the new sensors would be easier than the existing ignition interlocks and could one day be a regular option in cars.

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If you love the outdoors -- and volunteering -- there's an opportunity for you to share your passion! Barnes Camp sits on Route 108 just before Smuggler's Notch as you're heading in from Stowe. The camp was built in 1927 as a ski lodge -- but then fell into disrepair. After about 20 years of planning -- it reopened last year as a vistor's center so people heading into the area can find the perfect spot to spend their day.

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((SOT Caitlin Miller, AmeriCorp Member at the Green Mountain Club 00:27:26 "It's really exciting, I have chatted with a lot of people who come here on vacations and for the weekend and they'll go up to Sterling Pond and they'll say Oh thank you so much for recommending that hike, it was beautiful up there, or they even just go up to Bigham Falls and it's kind of just a whole new experience for them which I think is really nice." (16s))) If you're interested in volunteering at the camp -- they're looking for people to do four-hour-shifts on weekends through Columbus Day. There are perks -- including lift tickets to Smuggler's Notch and toll road and gondola passes to Stowe Mountain Resort. We'll have more information on our website.

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(anchors introduce gary) Hot the next few days. Slight chance t-storms today & Tuesday. Dry, but hot Wed. T-storms on Thursday with cold front, some could be strong. Nice on Friday, a little cooler, less humid. Weekend not bad, but could be an isolated t-storm each day.

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Today: Partly cloudy Chance for a few isolated t-storms Highs: 82 to 88 Wind: SSW 5 to 10 mph Tonight: Partly cloudy Slight chance for an isolated t-storm Lows: 60 to 67 Wind: Light Tuesday: Partly sunny A few, scattered showers, t-storms Highs: 82 to 88 Wind: Light & variable Extended: Wednesday: Partly cloudy Hot Lows: 60s Highs: 85 to 92 Thursday: Partly sunny Showers, t-storms, some possibly strong Lows: 62 to 72 Highs: 80s Friday: Mostly sunny Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 85 Hyper-Extended: Saturday: Partly cloudy Slight chance for a t-storm Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 78 to 85 Sunday: Partly cloudy Slight chance for a t-storm Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 78 to 85

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Today marks a historic day for the Boy Scouts. The organization is expected to strike down a ban on openly gay troop leaders today. Anne Marie Green has our top stories.

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The Boy Scouts of America is expected to ratify a resolution today…lifting a longstanding ban on openly gay troop leaders. The move comes nearly two weeks after the group's executive committee voted to lift the ban. The decision also bans discrimination based on sexual orientation in all of its paying jobs across the country. Hollywood is reacting to the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown. The only child of the late Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown passed away Sunday at the age of 22...six months after she was found unconscious in a bathtub. Celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Taraji P-Henson, and Missy Elliott ...among those who took to twitter to extend their condolences. And, funeral services will be held today... for the two victims in last week's movie theater shooting in Louisiana. Mourners came together Sunday to remember Jillian Johnson and Mayci Breaux. The two women were killed when John Russell Houser... opened fire at the Grande 16 theater in Lafayette...before taking his own life. Those are some of the day's top stories. I'm Alison Harmelin CBS News New York.

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You send in some of the best photos to our Facebook page -- and we wanted to share a few of them with you for Web Watch this morning! Morgan Laroche captured this shot looking towards Ripton from Salisbury yesterday. I love the tree silouhetted against the purple sky -- thanks for sharing that Morgan! The storms may not be fun to stand out in -- but they do make for some really great sunsets! Tia Danielle McKenna? sent us this classic Vermont view from Northfield. And Lynn Lubinski sent us these shots from the Otter Creek yesterday. She says every year in mid-July, steam boats gather there. Her favorite is the "Rachel Z". And we always love sharing your bird photos! Amy Coburn was able to take this shot just at the right time to catch a hummingbird perched on a branch in Corinth. (Usually you don't see them sitting still for that long!)

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Hot the next few days. Slight chance t-storms today & Tuesday. Dry, but hot Wed. T-storms on Thursday with cold front, some could be strong. Nice on Friday, a little cooler, less humid. Weekend not bad, but could be an isolated t-storm each day.

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A young soccer player from Pittsford has her sights set on the Olympics. As Alex Apple explains -- she's about to train with some of the best in the WORLD!

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Our story here begins in the car. As it does most days for the White family ... ((Door NAT)) ..that ride ends at the soccer field. ((28:30 Feet kicking NAT)) 12-year-old Olivia White is one of the best young girls soccer players in not-just Vermont, but the country. ((36:14 Push it, fast feet, quick)) At 10 years old -- she played with 14 year olds. Now 12 -- she plays with the boys. ((Olivia White/12-year-old soccer star 22:28 After a year or so, I started to get the hang of it, and now the boys treat me just like them, I'm not different.)) But she is different -- so talented at such a young age -- she's headed this week... ((NAT 24:42 July 29th.)) To train with one of the top teams in Germany -- at the Bayern Munich youth academy. This is her dad... ((NAT 33:47 Where did we leave off, we did all the progressions)) ...and sometimes coach, John... ((John White/Olivia's dad 47:40 As far as we've been told, she's the first North American player to ever be picked for such a pool.)) ((Olivia White 21:46 I didn't think I was going to make it, but you know....(smiles))) Olivia may be too humble to admit it... ((31:14 Play me)) ...but hard work has led to her success. ((38:55 HILL NAT)) ...a girl in what many feel is a boy-driven sports world, it takes a lot of sacrifice to climb that hill. ((John White 46:49 Lot of family sacrifice. But I don't even consider it sacrifice. It's our obligation to do whatever we can for our kids so that they can succeed.)) Drives from Pittsford to Shelburne or further -- routine. But when you can deliver goals like this game-tying one at the regional tournament in West Virginia -- the ride home seems a lot shorter. ((Cheering NAT)) ((22:53 At regionals, that one I thought was even better.)) Playing with her Synergy club team -- that's Olivia sending home the rebound. ((Olivia White 23:21 All I can remember is I'm just running right toward the ball and hit it with the outside of my foot.)) It's success that's paid for on this field ... ((36:14 Push it, fast feet, quick)) ..and a road paved on this one... (world Cup footage) ((John White 49:01 It was not just a step for soccer. It was a step for women in general.)) Now Olivia takes some of that swagger to Germany... But even bigger goals lie ahead. ((Olivia White 25:41 My goal is to play for the World Cup and make the 2020 Olympics.)) Cheers to that. AA. CH3N. Pittsford.

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In the headlines this morning: FIRE INVESTIGATION -- still no word on what caused the flames that forced sixteen people from their homes... CIVIL RIGHTS RECORD -- Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders goes on the defensive ... And HELP WANTED-- looking for a job? We have the latest openings around the region.

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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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Police say a St. Johnsbury man drowned in the Connecticut River this weekend. 24-year-old Scott Way was last seen in the water Saturday near Pine Island Picnic Area in Littleton, New Hampshire. Sunday -- divers found his body.

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This morning, we're still waiting to hear what caused that big fire in Lake Placid Saturday night. The fire department says it started in the Fortunes of Time building on Main Street. Two buildings were damaged -- and 16 people were forced from their homes. The village was filled with people gearing up for Sunday's IronMan Triathlon -- including Sheri Belczak (Bell-zack), whose husband is a firefighter in Syracuse.

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(13:49:08 1009) ((Sheri Belczak/Syracuse "Fire started at 6:15 and my husband was right there helping them in the house trying to rescue people without any gear on for at least an hour he said before the firefighters were actually there." 13:49:19)) (13:42:06 1008) (Gerald Jackson/Dallas, TX "Just right down the road, and we heard sirens and fire trucks and what not. Saw smoke going across the lake and walked out, and we could see the smoke coming from the near distance." 13:42:16)) The race went on as planned Sunday morning.

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Senator Bernie Sanders is defending his civil rights record. Sanders said on Meet the Press that institutional racism is directly linked to income inequality. His campaign has been trying to court more minority voters. This comes after a he was interrupted by members of the Black Lives Matter movement at a conference in Arizona.

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((Chuck Todd -- TODD: Well, some people felt you were being too dismissive of the protesters. SANDERS: No, I'm not dismissive. I've been involved in the civil rights movement all of my life. And I believe that we have to deal with this issue of institutional racism. This is what I also believe, and speaking to the SCLC last night, this is what I quoted. Martin Luther King, when he died, when he was assassinated understood and was working on a poor people's march. We have to end institutional racism but we have to deal with the reality that 50 percent of young black kids are unemployed.)) Meanwhile-- Donald Trump continues to shake things up for the Republican field. A new poll out in New Hampshire shows Trump now leading with more than 20 percent of the vote. Jeb Bush comes in second at 14 percent and Scott Walker is the only other candidate polling at more than 10 percent.

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Today -- a Vermont man will be honored at the White House for his efforts to help the disabled. Max Barrows -- who has autism -- works for Green Mountain Self-Advocates, a disability rights organization. As the outreach director, he mentors youth and adults to speak up for themselves and become leaders. Barrows will be one of nine people recognized at the White House -- for being "Champions of Change."

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Death is not something people usually like to talk about... But a Burlington businesswoman wanted to get the conversation started about options available to terminally ill patients. Barb Bardin invited Kristin Kelly to follow her through the last weeks of her life - as ovarian cancer forced her to make some tough decisions.

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(( tile 081_5351, 003437, Barb Bardin/Ovarian Cancer Patient: There's nothing like a dose of this sort of reality to put you in that frame of mind of - this is the only moment that counts - is right now. You know - we all live so 'gotta go gotta go to get this done. Gotta go zip zip zip. This is truly a moment in time.)) Barb considered both Act 39, the Vermont law that helps terminally ill patients take their own lives - and hospice care. Kristin Kelly has our special report "Barb's Story" -- beginning tonight at 6.

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This morning we have several job openings in Help Wanted. Kay Jewelers in the University Mall in South Burlington has both full and part time positions open. You can stop by the store with questions. Sugarbush is hiring right now for both summer and year-round positions. It may sound early -- but they are also starting to hiring for their winter season! And Channel 3 is hiring for a part-time production assistant. You'd get to work with our awesome early morning news teams -- starting at 4:30 a.m.! For more information on these jobs -- you can check out wcax.com.

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(anchors introduce gary) Hot the next few days. Slight chance t-storms today & Tuesday. Dry, but hot Wed. T-storms on Thursday with cold front, some could be strong. Nice on Friday, a little cooler, less humid. Weekend not bad, but could be an isolated t-storm each day.

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Today: Partly cloudy Chance for a few isolated t-storms Highs: 82 to 88 Wind: SSW 5 to 10 mph Tonight: Partly cloudy Slight chance for an isolated t-storm Lows: 60 to 67 Wind: Light Tuesday: Partly sunny A few, scattered showers, t-storms Highs: 82 to 88 Wind: Light & variable Extended: Wednesday: Partly cloudy Hot Lows: 60s Highs: 85 to 92 Thursday: Partly sunny Showers, t-storms, some possibly strong Lows: 62 to 72 Highs: 80s Friday: Mostly sunny Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 85 Hyper-Extended: Saturday: Partly cloudy Slight chance for a t-storm Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 78 to 85 Sunday: Partly cloudy Slight chance for a t-storm Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 78 to 85

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( After falling in a heartbreaking loss on Star Wars night on Saturday, the Lake Monsters hit the field Sunday looking to salvage a series win again Connecticut... Last game at Centennial for Vermont until August 3rd, so trying to give the fans one last home win before they hit the road... Pick things up in the 7th, game tied at 2... But with a runner on third, Shane Zeile lines this one into left...Will Allen will score and the Tigers take a 3-2 lead.. Connecticut then loads the bases...and Cam Gibson, ouch taking this one off of the face...that's gotta hurt...he would stay in the game but it hurts the Monsters as that walks in a run... Connecticut takes a 4-2 lead after 7... Tigers then load the bases again in the 9th inning...but this one is blooped up and Richie Martin making the slick sliding grab to end the threat... Vermont then loads the bases themselves in the bottom of the 9th ...but down to their last out and Chris Iriart sends this one straight up to the first baseman and the catch is made... Tigers claws out the win against Vermont, 4-2.. One of the greatest pitchers in Red Sox history officially took his place among the greats Sunday afternoon, as eight time all star, Pedro Martinez was inducted into the hall of fame today in Cooperstown.. Martinez won three Cy Young awards over his 18 year career. He also helped Boston break the curse of the bambino, winning the world series in 2004 ...and Pedro, known for giving some amazing quotes in his major league tenure, gave some more at his hall of fame speech... martinez/"Randy Johnson, the Big Unit ...My brother from another mother. Montreal, I hope you get a team pretty soon. Boston, I don't have enough words to say how much I love you. I don't know if I will find the words in spanish or english, but, my god, I'm thankful. I'm thankful for everything.The other inductees were Craig Biggio, John Smoltz and Randy Johnson...With your sports wrap, I'm Kane O'Neill...))

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Police say a St. Johnsbury man drowned in the Connecticut River this weekend. 24-year-old Scott Way was last seen in the water Saturday near Pine Island Picnic Area in Littleton, New Hampshire. Sunday -- divers found his body.

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A Quebec man is dead after a crash in Georgia this weekend. Saturday, police say 71-year-old Hector Messier went into the other lane on Georgia Shore Road and hit an SUV head-on. The other people in his group -- and the driver of the SUV -- are okay.

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This morning, we're still waiting to hear what caused a big fire in Lake Placid Saturday night. The fire department says it started in the Fortunes of Time building on Main Street -- which also has apartments in it. Two buildings were affected -- and about 16 people were displaced. That fire caused some concern that Sunday's Ironman competition would be affected. The village was even busier than usual because hundreds were in town for the triathlon -- including Sheri Belczak ((Bell-zack)) and her husband, a firefighter from Syracuse.

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(13:49:08 1009) ((Sheri Belczak/Syracuse "Fire started at 6:15 and my husband was right there helping them in the house trying to rescue people without any gear on for at least an hour he said before the firefighters were actually there." 13:49:19)) (13:42:06 1008) (Gerald Jackson/Dallas, TX "Just right down the road, and we heard sirens and fire trucks and what not. Saw smoke going across the lake and walked out, and we could see the smoke coming from the near distance." 13:42:16)) Fortunately -- the race was able to go off as planned.

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More than a thousand people showed up in Massachusetts to honor a Marine killed in the Chattanooga shootings. Springfield was Thomas Sullivan's hometown. Sullivan was one of five service members killed in the shootings on July 16th in Tennessee. Sunday -- his community -- the governor -- and members of the military showed up to pay their respects.

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(Staff Sgt. Frank Sacco/ Paying Respects) Our brother in arms that we lost, and show our respect and respect for him and what he did for our country. Hundreds of people are expected to attend Sullivan's private funeral mass later this morning.

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Today -- a Vermont man will be honored at the White House for his efforts to help the disabled. Max Barrows -- who has autism -- works for Green Mountain Self-Advocates -- a disability rights organization. As the outreach director -- he mentors youth and adults to speak up for themselves and become leaders. Barrows will be one of nine people recognized at the White House -- for being "Champions of Change"

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A rare whale washed up on the shore in Plymouth, Massachusetts this weekend. In fact -- it's so rare, biologists aren't sure of the exact species! They believe that this is a Sowerby's Beaked Whale. The 17-foot toothed female whale was discovered Friday. It weighs nearly a ton and has dark purplish skin -- with a long, slender snout. The New England Aquarium says it isn't sure yet how the deep-sea whale died, but it says that it does not appear to have been hit by a boat.

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And -- that's a wrap. Gary, over to you.

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Hot the next few days. Slight chance t-storms today & Tuesday. Dry, but hot Wed. T-storms on Thursday with cold front, some could be strong. Nice on Friday, a little cooler, less humid. Weekend not bad, but could be an isolated t-storm each day.

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Welcome back! In Everything Animals this morning, we're talking about mosquito-borne diseases that horse owners need to think about -- especially during this time of year. We're joined by Dr. Phillio Van Harreveld from the Vermont Large Animal Clinic with some tips -- thanks so much for being here! ((Let's start with triple-E... two horses were infected with this disease back in 20-13. Have we heard anything so far this year?)) ((What do horse owners need to do to protect their animals?)) ((Difference between Eastern/Western encephalitis?)) ((What about West Nile virus?)) ((New York recommends that owners vaccinate twice a year -- typically we think of vaccines as longer-lasting... is that a lot?)) Eastern, western encephalitis and west Nile in horses. State of NY has issued recommendations to vaccinate twice a year, so I can discuss the diseases, transmission and prevention..

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We begin with some sad news from the Kingdom. A St. Johnsbury family is mourning a man who drowned this weekend. 24-year-old Scott Way was last seen in the water Saturday near Pine Island Picnic Area in Littleton, New Hampshire -- before he disappeared. Sunday -- divers pulled his body from the Connecticut River.

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State police this morning are trying to piece together what happened in a pair of strange shooting incidents. It started just before midnight Friday when they got calls about a car with bullet holes in it on Interstate 91 in Barnet. When police got there, they found a woman standing in the median. They say she gave them conflicting statements about what happened. She was taken to the hospital for a mental health evaluation. In the car -- police found a high-powered rifle and several spent shell casings. They say there were no passengers. After that incident -- police also learned that several businesses in Bradford had been vandalized by a high-powered rifle. Police say it appears the incidents are linked. But right now -- no charges have been filed.

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A Quebec man died in a crash Saturday in Georgia. Police tells us that 71-year-old Hector Messier's motorcycle went into the other lane, and he crashed head on into an SUV. Police say he was travelling in a group of eight motorcycles. The other riders are okay -- and so is the driver of the SUV.

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New York Senator Chuck Schumer is pushing for new technology to combat drunk driving. The Democrat says his ROADS SAFE Act would help the U-S develop high-tech sensors that would disable a car's ignition if the driver's alcohol level is above the legal limit. Schumer says the new sensors would be easier than the existing ignition interlocks and could one day be a regular option in cars.

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Death is not something people usually like to talk about... But a Burlington businesswoman wanted to get the conversation started about options available to terminally ill patients. Barb Bardin invited Kristin Kelly to follow her through the last weeks of her life - as ovarian cancer forced her to make some tough decisions.

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(( tile 081_5351, 003437, Barb Bardin/Ovarian Cancer Patient: There's nothing like a dose of this sort of reality to put you in that frame of mind of - this is the only moment that counts - is right now. You know - we all live so 'gotta go gotta go to get this done. Gotta go zip zip zip. This is truly a moment in time.)) Barb considered both Act 39, the Vermont law that helps terminally ill patients take their own lives - and hospice care. Kristin Kelly has our special report "Barb's Story" -- beginning tonight at 6.

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Hot the next few days. Slight chance t-storms today & Tuesday. Dry, but hot Wed. T-storms on Thursday with cold front, some could be strong. Nice on Friday, a little cooler, less humid. Weekend not bad, but could be an isolated t-storm each day.

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Good morning it's 5:00 -- I'm ... Cat Viglienzoni -- Ali and Eva are off today. And I'm ... Gary Sadowsky.

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weather intro (anchors thank in 3-shot-transition to lead story)

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We begin with some sad news from the Kingdom. A St. Johnsbury family is mourning a man who drowned this weekend. 24-year-old Scott Way was last seen in the water Saturday near Pine Island Picnic Area in Littleton, New Hampshire -- before he disappeared. Sunday -- divers pulled his body from the Connecticut River.

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This morning -- we're still waiting to hear what caused a big fire in downtown Lake Placid Saturday night. As Rose Spillman reports, the flames almost forced officials to shorten one of the area's biggest competitions.

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Sheri Belczak and her family were visiting Lake Placid from Syracuse, New York when a fire struck the village on Saturday evening. She says her husband is an firefighter back home, and as soon as he saw the smoke, he ran right to the scene to see how he could help. (13:49:08 1009) ((Sheri Belczak/Syracuse "Fire started at 6:15 and my husband was right there helping them in the house trying to rescue people without any gear on for at least an hour he said before the firefighters were actually there." 13:49:19)) The Lake Placid fire department says the fire broke out in a building housing apartments and a store called Fortunes of Time located on Main Street. Officials say two buildings were ultimately impacted and around 16 people were displaced from their homes. The village was filled with visitors gearing up for Sunday's IronMan competition, and some were concerned the race might be impacted. (13:42:06 1008) (Gerald Jackson/Dallas, TX "Just right down the road, and we heard sirens and fire trucks and what not. Saw smoke going across the lake and walked out, and we could see the smoke coming from the near distance." 13:42:16)) All worries were alleviated on Sunday morning when officials gave the OK for the race to go on. (13:42:35 1008) ((Gerald Jackson/Dallas, TX "As far as potentially water quality, with ashes and whatever getting in the water, they tested the water this morning at 5am. Made a decision. The water was safe; the ahtletes got to continue on. They were kept safe, and the race went on without a hitch." 13:42:42)) For many, getting to continue in the race meant seeing their hard work pay off. Belczak says the race had an even deeper meaning for her family. (13:45:07 1009) ((Sheri Belczak/Syracuse, NY "My father was diagnosed with prostate cancer a year ago, and we are trying to get my father to stop smoking, so there is a pact that if my brother is to finish a major race such as the Iron Man, that my father has to quit smoking." 13:45:21)) Belczak's brother, along with several thousand other participants, took to an all day event of swimming, biking, and running. With no setbacks from the fire, she says her brother can set his sights back on completing the race to help their dad. (13:46:26 1009) ((Sheri Belczak/Syracuse, NY "So he's trying to show them that hard work really pays off. That you can accomplish something if you put your mind to it, and he's done an excellent job and we're so proud of him." 13:46:35)) Emergency officials say they are releasing minimal information about the fire while they continue to investigate the incident. Rose Spillman, Channel 3 News, Lake Placid.

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A Quebec man died in a crash Saturday in Georgia. Police tells us that 71-year-old Hector Messier's motorcycle went into the other lane, and he crashed head on into an SUV. Police say he was travelling in a group of eight motorcycles. The other riders are okay -- and so is the driver of the SUV.

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State police this morning are trying to piece together what happened in a pair of strange shooting incidents. It started just before midnight Friday when they got calls about a car with bullet holes in it on Interstate 91 in Barnet. When police got there, they found a woman standing in the median. They say she gave them conflicting statements about what happened. She was taken to the hospital for a mental health evaluation. In the car -- police found a high-powered rifle and several spent shell casings. They say there were no passengers. After that incident -- police also learned that several businesses in Bradford had been vandalized by a high-powered rifle. Police say it appears the incidents are linked. But right now -- no charges have been filed.

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Two New York men are behind bars after a bizarre traffic stop on Interstate 91 Sunday morning. Police say the two men from Flushing were pulled over after they were speeding at 106 miles per hour. While one of the men was being screened for drugs -- police say the other put the car into reverse -- crossed two lanes of traffic and went into the median -- nearly hitting the trooper. 35-year-old Eric Polite and 34-year-old Leeshawn Baker are now facing drunk driving and drug possession charges.

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New York Senator Chuck Schumer is pushing for new technology to combat drunk driving. The Democrat says his ROADS SAFE Act would help the U-S develop high-tech sensors that would disable a car's ignition if the driver's alcohol level is above the legal limit. Schumer says the new sensors would be easier than the existing ignition interlocks and could one day be a regular option in cars.

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(anchors introduce gary) Hot the next few days. Slight chance t-storms today & Tuesday. Dry, but hot Wed. T-storms on Thursday with cold front, some could be strong. Nice on Friday, a little cooler, less humid. Weekend not bad, but could be an isolated t-storm each day.

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Today: Partly cloudy Chance for a few isolated t-storms Highs: 82 to 88 Wind: SSW 5 to 10 mph Tonight: Partly cloudy Slight chance for an isolated t-storm Lows: 60 to 67 Wind: Light Tuesday: Partly sunny A few, scattered showers, t-storms Highs: 82 to 88 Wind: Light & variable Extended: Wednesday: Partly cloudy Hot Lows: 60s Highs: 85 to 92 Thursday: Partly sunny Showers, t-storms, some possibly strong Lows: 62 to 72 Highs: 80s Friday: Mostly sunny Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 85 Hyper-Extended: Saturday: Partly cloudy Slight chance for a t-storm Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 78 to 85 Sunday: Partly cloudy Slight chance for a t-storm Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 78 to 85

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Today marks a historic day for the Boy Scouts. The organization is expected to strike down a ban on openly gay troop leaders today. As Hena Daniels explains -- they hope the move will combat bad press -- and encourage more people to sign up.

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(PKG) Today the Boy Scouts of America executive committee is expected to end its longstanding ban on gay troop leaders. It's a decision Zach Wahls is proud of. The Eagle Scout was raised by two moms: (SOT WAHLS) It means an organization which I love and have been a part of since I was 6 is taking a step toward joining the rest of the country in the 21st century The ban barred openly gay adults from serving as den leaders, scoutmasters, and camp counselors. Back in May, Organization President and former Defense Secretary Robert Gates spoke about the policy ... Saying it was time for the 105-year-old institution to make a change: (SOT Robert Gates) WE MUST DEAL WITH THE WORLD AS IT IS, NOT AS WE MIGHT WISH IT TO BE. While many are celebrating the shift in policy...others say it doesn't go far enough. Under the decision, Church-based units can continue to choose adult leaders whose quote - 'beliefs are consistent with their own.' But the decision does ban discrimination based on sexual orientation in all of its paying jobs across the country. The Boy Scouts has seen a steady decline in membership in recent years. Gates and other executives hope the change in policy... will help boost enrollment in the youth organization. Hena Daniels CBS News New York.

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More than a thousand people showed up in Massachusetts to honor a Marine killed in the Chattanooga shootings. Springfield was Thomas Sullivan's hometown. Sullivan was one of five service members killed in the shootings on July 16th in Tennessee. Sunday -- his community -- the governor -- and members of the military showed up to pay their respects.

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(Staff Sgt. Frank Sacco/ Paying Respects) Our brother in arms that we lost, and show our respect and respect for him and what he did for our country. Hundreds of people are expected to attend Sullivan's private funeral mass later this morning.

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A rare whale washed up on the shore in Plymouth, Massachusetts this weekend. In fact -- it's so rare, biologists aren't sure of the exact species! They believe that this is a Sowerby's Beaked Whale. The 17-foot toothed female whale was discovered Friday. It weighs nearly a ton and has dark purplish skin -- with a long, slender snout. The New England Aquarium says it isn't sure yet how the deep-sea whale died, but it says that it does not appear to have been hit by a boat.

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And on a beach up the coast in Massachusetts -- sculptors turned sand into incredble works of art! The 12th annual Revere Beach National Sand Sculpting Festival and Competition drew about 750-thousand people to the shore. Over the four days, more than 20 sculptors showed off their skills in the Master Sand Sculptor competition. The theme this year was the "Spirit of Massachusetts."

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You send in some of the best photos to our Facebook page -- and we wanted to share a few of them with you for Web Watch this morning! Morgan Laroche captured this shot looking towards Ripton from Salisbury yesterday. I love the tree silouhetted against the purple sky -- thanks for sharing that Morgan! The storms may not be fun to stand out in -- but they do make for some really great sunsets! Tia Danielle McKenna? sent us this classic Vermont view from Northfield. And Lynn Lubinski sent us these shots from the Otter Creek yesterday. She says every year in mid-July, steam boats gather there. Her favorite is the "Rachel Z". And we always love sharing your bird photos! Amy Coburn was able to take this shot just at the right time to catch a hummingbird perched on a branch in Corinth. (Usually you don't see them sitting still for that long!)

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Hot the next few days. Slight chance t-storms today & Tuesday. Dry, but hot Wed. T-storms on Thursday with cold front, some could be strong. Nice on Friday, a little cooler, less humid. Weekend not bad, but could be an isolated t-storm each day.

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A new development in spinal cord injury research is being called a breakthrough for paralysis patients. An electrical stimulator implanted in the spine allowed four men -- all paralyzed from the chest down -- to stand! They told Elizabeth Cohen that it has made a world of difference for their health and quality of life.

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DUSTIN SHILLCOX IS PARALYZED FROM THE CHEST DOWN... SO WHAT YOU'RE ABOUT TO SEE SHOULDN'T BE POSSIBLE ... DUSTIN CAN STAND UP. AND SO CAN THE OTHER PARALYZED MEN IN THIS PHOTO. KENT STEPHENSON... ANDREW MEAS... AND ROB SUMMERS. (Dustin Shillcox) "To be able to stand when people say you can't well it's a total game changer. It's awesome." SPINAL CORD INJURY RESEARCHERS SAY THIS IS A BREAKTHROUGH - TO GO FROM SITTING TO STANDING ON THEIR OWN VOLITION. SO HOW'D THEY DO IT? THIS ELECTRICAL IMPLANT. ONCE IN, WITH THE RIGHT VOLTAGE PARALYZED TEST SUBJECTS COULD MOVE THEIR TOES. (NATS, Elizabeth observing) "Whoa! There you go. Oh my gosh." AND PRETTY SOON, THEIR LEGS. BUT THE BIG QUESTION IS - WILL STANDING LEAD TO A STEP AND MAYBE ONE DAY EVEN WALKING? IT'S TOO SOON TO KNOW, BUT ALREADY THE MEN HAVE BETTER BOWEL, BLADDER, AND SEXUAL FUNCTION. (Dustin Shillcox) "The feeling i get every time i stand up is breathtaking. It shows that there's a light at the end of the tunnel."

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The Christopher and Dave Reeve Foundation helped fund the research and is now raising 15 million dollars to do the procedure on other patients.

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In the headlines this morning: FIRE INVESTIGATION -- still no word on what caused the flames that forced sixteen people from their homes... CIVIL RIGHTS RECORD -- Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders goes on the defensive ... And HELP WANTED-- looking for a job? We have the latest openings around the region.

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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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This morning, we're still waiting to hear what caused that big fire in Lake Placid Saturday night. The fire department says it started in the Fortunes of Time building on Main Street. Two buildings were damaged -- and 16 people were forced from their homes. The village was filled with people gearing up for Sunday's IronMan Triathlon -- including Sheri Belczak (Bell-zack), whose husband is a firefighter in Syracuse.

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(13:49:08 1009) ((Sheri Belczak/Syracuse "Fire started at 6:15 and my husband was right there helping them in the house trying to rescue people without any gear on for at least an hour he said before the firefighters were actually there." 13:49:19)) (13:42:06 1008) (Gerald Jackson/Dallas, TX "Just right down the road, and we heard sirens and fire trucks and what not. Saw smoke going across the lake and walked out, and we could see the smoke coming from the near distance." 13:42:16)) The race went on as planned Sunday morning.

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Senator Bernie Sanders is defending his civil rights record. Sanders said on Meet the Press that institutional racism is directly linked to income inequality. His campaign has been trying to court more minority voters. This comes after a he was interrupted by members of the Black Lives Matter movement at a conference in Arizona.

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((Chuck Todd -- TODD: Well, some people felt you were being too dismissive of the protesters. SANDERS: No, I'm not dismissive. I've been involved in the civil rights movement all of my life. And I believe that we have to deal with this issue of institutional racism. This is what I also believe, and speaking to the SCLC last night, this is what I quoted. Martin Luther King, when he died, when he was assassinated understood and was working on a poor people's march. We have to end institutional racism but we have to deal with the reality that 50 percent of young black kids are unemployed.)) Meanwhile-- Donald Trump continues to shake things up for the Republican field. A new poll out in New Hampshire shows Trump now leading with more than 20 percent of the vote. Jeb Bush comes in second at 14 percent and Scott Walker is the only other candidate polling at more than 10 percent.

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Today -- a Vermont man will be honored at the White House for his efforts to help the disabled. Max Barrows -- who has autism -- works for Green Mountain Self-Advocates, a disability rights organization. As the outreach director, he mentors youth and adults to speak up for themselves and become leaders. Barrows will be one of nine people recognized at the White House -- for being "Champions of Change."

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Death is not something people usually like to talk about... But a Burlington businesswoman wanted to get the conversation started about options available to terminally ill patients. Barb Bardin invited Kristin Kelly to follow her through the last weeks of her life - as ovarian cancer forced her to make some tough decisions.

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(( tile 081_5351, 003437, Barb Bardin/Ovarian Cancer Patient: There's nothing like a dose of this sort of reality to put you in that frame of mind of - this is the only moment that counts - is right now. You know - we all live so 'gotta go gotta go to get this done. Gotta go zip zip zip. This is truly a moment in time.)) Barb considered both Act 39, the Vermont law that helps terminally ill patients take their own lives - and hospice care. Kristin Kelly has our special report "Barb's Story" -- beginning tonight at 6.

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This morning we have several job openings in Help Wanted. Kay Jewelers in the University Mall in South Burlington has both full and part time positions open. You can stop by the store with questions. Sugarbush is hiring right now for both summer and year-round positions. It may sound early -- but they are also starting to hiring for their winter season! And Channel 3 is hiring for a part-time production assistant. You'd get to work with our awesome early morning news teams -- starting at 4:30 a.m.! For more information on these jobs -- you can check out wcax.com.

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(anchors introduce gary) Hot the next few days. Slight chance t-storms today & Tuesday. Dry, but hot Wed. T-storms on Thursday with cold front, some could be strong. Nice on Friday, a little cooler, less humid. Weekend not bad, but could be an isolated t-storm each day.

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Today: Partly cloudy Chance for a few isolated t-storms Highs: 82 to 88 Wind: SSW 5 to 10 mph Tonight: Partly cloudy Slight chance for an isolated t-storm Lows: 60 to 67 Wind: Light Tuesday: Partly sunny A few, scattered showers, t-storms Highs: 82 to 88 Wind: Light & variable Extended: Wednesday: Partly cloudy Hot Lows: 60s Highs: 85 to 92 Thursday: Partly sunny Showers, t-storms, some possibly strong Lows: 62 to 72 Highs: 80s Friday: Mostly sunny Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 85 Hyper-Extended: Saturday: Partly cloudy Slight chance for a t-storm Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 78 to 85 Sunday: Partly cloudy Slight chance for a t-storm Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 78 to 85

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A young soccer player from Pittsford has her sights set on the Olympics. As Alex Apple explains -- she's about to train with some of the best in the WORLD!

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Our story here begins in the car. As it does most days for the White family ... ((Door NAT)) ..that ride ends at the soccer field. ((28:30 Feet kicking NAT)) 12-year-old Olivia White is one of the best young girls soccer players in not-just Vermont, but the country. ((36:14 Push it, fast feet, quick)) At 10 years old -- she played with 14 year olds. Now 12 -- she plays with the boys. ((Olivia White/12-year-old soccer star 22:28 After a year or so, I started to get the hang of it, and now the boys treat me just like them, I'm not different.)) But she is different -- so talented at such a young age -- she's headed this week... ((NAT 24:42 July 29th.)) To train with one of the top teams in Germany -- at the Bayern Munich youth academy. This is her dad... ((NAT 33:47 Where did we leave off, we did all the progressions)) ...and sometimes coach, John... ((John White/Olivia's dad 47:40 As far as we've been told, she's the first North American player to ever be picked for such a pool.)) ((Olivia White 21:46 I didn't think I was going to make it, but you know....(smiles))) Olivia may be too humble to admit it... ((31:14 Play me)) ...but hard work has led to her success. ((38:55 HILL NAT)) ...a girl in what many feel is a boy-driven sports world, it takes a lot of sacrifice to climb that hill. ((John White 46:49 Lot of family sacrifice. But I don't even consider it sacrifice. It's our obligation to do whatever we can for our kids so that they can succeed.)) Drives from Pittsford to Shelburne or further -- routine. But when you can deliver goals like this game-tying one at the regional tournament in West Virginia -- the ride home seems a lot shorter. ((Cheering NAT)) ((22:53 At regionals, that one I thought was even better.)) Playing with her Synergy club team -- that's Olivia sending home the rebound. ((Olivia White 23:21 All I can remember is I'm just running right toward the ball and hit it with the outside of my foot.)) It's success that's paid for on this field ... ((36:14 Push it, fast feet, quick)) ..and a road paved on this one... (world Cup footage) ((John White 49:01 It was not just a step for soccer. It was a step for women in general.)) Now Olivia takes some of that swagger to Germany... But even bigger goals lie ahead. ((Olivia White 25:41 My goal is to play for the World Cup and make the 2020 Olympics.)) Cheers to that. AA. CH3N. Pittsford.

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( After falling in a heartbreaking loss on Star Wars night on Saturday, the Lake Monsters hit the field Sunday looking to salvage a series win again Connecticut... Last game at Centennial for Vermont until August 3rd, so trying to give the fans one last home win before they hit the road... Pick things up in the 7th, game tied at 2... But with a runner on third, Shane Zeile lines this one into left...Will Allen will score and the Tigers take a 3-2 lead.. Connecticut then loads the bases...and Cam Gibson, ouch taking this one off of the face...that's gotta hurt...he would stay in the game but it hurts the Monsters as that walks in a run... Connecticut takes a 4-2 lead after 7... Tigers then load the bases again in the 9th inning...but this one is blooped up and Richie Martin making the slick sliding grab to end the threat... Vermont then loads the bases themselves in the bottom of the 9th ...but down to their last out and Chris Iriart sends this one straight up to the first baseman and the catch is made... Tigers claws out the win against Vermont, 4-2.. One of the greatest pitchers in Red Sox history officially took his place among the greats Sunday afternoon, as eight time all star, Pedro Martinez was inducted into the hall of fame today in Cooperstown.. Martinez won three Cy Young awards over his 18 year career. He also helped Boston break the curse of the bambino, winning the world series in 2004 ...and Pedro, known for giving some amazing quotes in his major league tenure, gave some more at his hall of fame speech... martinez/"Randy Johnson, the Big Unit ...My brother from another mother. Montreal, I hope you get a team pretty soon. Boston, I don't have enough words to say how much I love you. I don't know if I will find the words in spanish or english, but, my god, I'm thankful. I'm thankful for everything.The other inductees were Craig Biggio, John Smoltz and Randy Johnson...With your sports wrap, I'm Kane O'Neill...))

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Hot the next few days. Slight chance t-storms today & Tuesday. Dry, but hot Wed. T-storms on Thursday with cold front, some could be strong. Nice on Friday, a little cooler, less humid. Weekend not bad, but could be an isolated t-storm each day.

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Today's Destination Recreation is something you've probably never heard of -- flyboarding. I gave this high-flying sport a shot -- with some... interesting... results!

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What John McLaughlin is doing above the waters of Bootlegger's Basin in Smuggler's Notch seems impossible. The Massachusetts man is rising -- and hovering -- above the water. That is -- until the splashdown. This is flyboarding. And it's most likely the first time any of these visitors have tried it. ((SOT 004451 Cat: So what was that like? John: Oh, that was great! 52 Cat: What did it feel like out there? John: A little scary at first, I think. But I don't know -- it's like you're floating 59 It's just -- it's awesome 004500)) Falling is inevitable -- and Flyboard of Vermont owner Bruce Morrissey explains to me how to avoid a painful belly flop. ((SOT Bruce 004729 If you feel like you're going to fall, just roll your shoulder towards the water and you'll be perfectly fine 32 If you want to put your hands up, that's okay too 35)) Smuggler's Notch is the only resort in New England with flyboarding. The sport is just a few years old. ((SOT 004800 Cat: It's a little bit like Iron Man. Bruce: It's just like Iron Man! I saw this and I thought, "I have to become involved." You're flying through the air and it's amazing 09)) At the dock -- they strap me into the flyboard boots -- ((NATS 005040 Here we go! Cat: Yeah, woo! 43)) And then it's time to taxi out into the water for my lesson! Co-owner Phillip Snyder tells me getting out of the water starts with keeping my knees straight. ((NATS Phillip 005253 Go ahead and bring that board directly underneath you 55 Give me thumbs up when you're ready 57)) Water pressure builds up underneath my feet -- forcing me up. ((NATS 005315 All right, here we go! NATS me splashing in to the water 18 Good job, that's the idea! 21)) Keeping my legs locked is harder than I thought it would be! ((SOT Phillip 005328 I want you to think about just a little more pressure on the balls of your feet 31 Just to flatten it out 34)) My flyboard is powered by Snyder's personal watercraft -- attached by a long hose that's tethered to the front. I have the potential to go 45 feet in the air... if I can ever make it out of the water! Which takes more than a little practice -- and a lot of concentration! As Phillip explains -- it's all in the toes. ((SOT Phillip 005332 Good job Cat, you're getting out of the water, that's the idea! 34 So notice how you're kind-of tipping to one side just a little bit? I want you to think about your hips staying forward. With your hips staying forward, a little more pressure on the balls of your feet - you're getting it, that's good 43)) While practice didn't make perfect by any stretch for me -- I eventually managed to hover! And we even had a bit of time left for turns. ((SOT 010935 Phillip: You want to imagine that whatever direction you want to turn, you're going to pick up your opposite leg 40)) By the time my half-hour in the water was up, my legs were tired -- 012109 NATS of me at the dock - thumbs up & smiling "All right!!" through 10 And then -- it was time for my instructor to show us how the pros flyboard. Snyder says he's training to compete in flyboarding -- and that means his fancy flips, serious spins and daring dives need to be top-notch. To all of us watching -- he looks like a superhero! Flying high -- in a sport like no other in Vermont. ((HOLD NATS FOR A FEW MORE SECONDS))

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This morning, we're still waiting to hear what caused that big fire in Lake Placid Saturday night. The fire department says it started in the Fortunes of Time building on Main Street. Two buildings were damaged -- and 16 people were forced from their homes. The village was filled with people gearing up for Sunday's IronMan Triathlon -- including Sheri Belczak (Bell-zack), whose husband is a firefighter in Syracuse.

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(13:49:08 1009) ((Sheri Belczak/Syracuse "Fire started at 6:15 and my husband was right there helping them in the house trying to rescue people without any gear on for at least an hour he said before the firefighters were actually there." 13:49:19)) (13:42:06 1008) (Gerald Jackson/Dallas, TX "Just right down the road, and we heard sirens and fire trucks and what not. Saw smoke going across the lake and walked out, and we could see the smoke coming from the near distance." 13:42:16)) The race went on as planned Sunday morning.

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A Quebec man died in a crash Saturday in Georgia. Police tells us that 71-year-old Hector Messier's motorcycle went into the other lane, and he crashed head on into an SUV. Police say he was travelling in a group of eight motorcycles. The other riders are okay -- and so is the driver of the SUV.

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Today -- a Vermont man will be honored at the White House for his efforts to help the disabled. Max Barrows -- who has autism -- works for Green Mountain Self-Advocates, a disability rights organization. As the outreach director, he mentors youth and adults to speak up for themselves and become leaders. Barrows will be one of nine people recognized at the White House -- for being "Champions of Change."

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Hot the next few days. Slight chance t-storms today & Tuesday. Dry, but hot Wed. T-storms on Thursday with cold front, some could be strong. Nice on Friday, a little cooler, less humid. Weekend not bad, but could be an isolated t-storm each day.


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