Mon 28-JUL-2014 Early A.M. News Script

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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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A massive fire tore through a South Burlington condo garage -- causing 150-thousand dollars in damages. This was the scene just after midnight Saturday at 69 Joy Drive -- where 60 foot flames engulfed the garage. South Burlington firefighters responded -- and say an immediate request for assitance was made from Vermont Air National Guard, Burlington and Williston fire departments. The crews were able to contain the fire to the garages -- but surrounding buildings were damaged from the heat. No reports of injuries -- but three cars parked inside were destroyed -- and the structure is a total loss. The fire marshall determined improperly disposed cloths that had been used for refinishing furniture -- started the fire.

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New details are expected to come today -- from an apparent murder-suicide in New York. The bodies of Pamela Williamson and Larry Williamson were found inside of a home in Ellenburg Saturday night. State police were called to the scene after a relative requested a welfare check. An autopsy is scheduled for today -- the incident is still under investigation.

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Burlington Police believe drugs and alcohol may have been the cause of an accident Sunday afternoon that left one man injured. It happened at the intersection of North Ave and North Street. An SUV hit a motorcycle that was stopped at a red light from behind. When police arrived, they found the motorcycle driver -- John Poro on the ground. He was taken to Fletcher Allen Healthcare. The driver of the SUV -- Nathanial Cummings, was uninjured. Police are still investigating the accident.

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Family and friends will gather to remember a couple that was killed in a hit and run accident in Ray Brook, New York last week. The funeral service for Kimberly and James Barney will be held Thursday at the Potsdam United Methodist Church. Their 11-year-old daughter was also injured in the crash. They leave behind 5 children.

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Agencies across state government will spend this week searching for savings. Governor Peter Shumlin called for across the board cuts to budgets after economists downgraded the state's revenue forecast. Kyle Midura looks into the projections for the state's economy.

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The state of Vermont essentially met its revenue projections for fiscal year 2014. That's thanks to better than expected performance in the corporate and estate taxes, and despite declines in more stable streams like income and sales. (( 44:28 - :31 - Kavet we have some good things and some things that aren't doing so well )) Economists say the counting on a repeat performance in '15 -- which began in July -- would not be a formula for success. The good trends aren't as likely to be repeated as the bad. In January Jeff Carr and state economist Tom Kavet predicted a 4.8 percent growth rate in Vermont revenues -- but reduced that prediction to 3 percent late-last week. Governor Peter Shumlin asked agency heads to put off filling vacant positions, and cut their budgets by four percent -- filling the 31-million dollar budget gap. He says that should avert layoffs or tax hikes. Vermont economists say part of the downgrade is the perplexing dip in the national Gross Domestic Product. ((42:20 - :26 Jeff Carr when you have an outlier like that part of the challenge of doing forecasts is that sometimes you have to say 'it's not believable')) They say it could be an error -- given other indicators of economic strength -- and aren't weighing it as heavily as their national peers. The state retains the country's second-lowest unemployment rate, but Carr and Kavet argue that stat hides weaknesses in the state's economy -- which does continue to recover, but slowly. The unemployment rate is buoyed by people retiring or giving up the job search. ((49:03 - :09 Kavet so shrinking labor force will make the unemployment rate look good, but you're not really getting in through job creation)) Where jobs are being created, low pay is adding little to the tax base. (GFX graph page 7) Red bars in this graph show the number of jobs created by county from the lowest levels recorded between 2009 and '14, while those in green show job numbers since peak figures between 2006 and seven. Chittenden and Orleans counties lead the recovery, while much of the state stagnates. (GFX Graph page 6) Since last year, Orleans County has the highest unemployment rate but also the highest job creation rate since the economy bottomed out. ((47:49 - :53 - Kavet for the state as a whole, we're not quite back up to the peak levels of employment)) (nats -skiing) The ski and snowboard industry rode winter storm systems to strong visitation and profits this year, but forecasters say weather won't always help the East and stymie the West as it did last season. Lottery sales dropped, and big tobacco paid less than anticipated - as newly-popular e-cigarettes weren't taxed as heavily as old-fashioned smokes. (nats) Low gas prices benefitted consumers -- who also logged less mileage -- but hurt state revenues now that revenues are tied to the rate at the pump. (GFX: graph page 8) Construction jobs grew, but not enough to build back up to the number of jobs held in June 2007. Since that time, jobs in professional and business services, the federal government, health care and hospitality are all net positive. Home values in Vermont fell last fiscal year, as the state struggles with a lack of first-time buyers. Young adults continue to leave Vermont. Those that stay -- often saddled with significant student debt -- largely can't afford to buy. ((51:05 - :10 - Carr That's one of the things that's been holding back some of the sales and holding bak some of the construction numbers )) ((52:20 - :25 - Kavet Residential's the one that really needs to come back before we get the kind of growth in hte economy that we would like)) Economists say convincing young adults to settle in Vermont will be crucial to keeping the Green Mountain State out of the red. KM, Ch.3 BTV

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly in 60s Fog: especially central, eastern areas NE temps/radar: lots of 60s, some low 70s south; heavy rain moving in from SW Close-up radar: heavy rain moving towards Rutland, southern Addison counties U.S. Clouds/radar: frontal system moving into NE with wet, stormy weather Forecast clouds/precip: Heavy rain this morning. More rain, possible t-storms this afternoon into first part of the overnight. Clearing out on Tuesday.

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Today: Rain, heavy at times, a few t-storms Highs: 68 to 75 Wind: Becoming N 5 to 10 mph Tonight: Rain, a few t-storms Lows: 52 to 58 Wind: NW 5 to 15 mph Tuesday: Chance for AM showers Then partly sunny Highs: 68 to 75 Wind: WNW 5 to 15 mph Extended: Wednesday: Partly sunny Chance for an isolated t-storm Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 70s Thursday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers Lows: 50s Highs: 70s Friday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers Lows: 50s Highs: 70s Hyper-Extended: Saturday: Partly sunny Chance for showers Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 82 Sunday: Partly sunny Chance for showers Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 82

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International pressure to stop three weeks of fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza continues to build, with new calls from the United Nations Security Council. It comes as Muslims in the region started celebrating the holiday marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. Susan McGinnis CBS News.

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The United Nations Security Council called for Israel and Hamas to put down their weapons during an emergency midnight meeting. (SOT) THE SECURITY COUNCIL EXPRESSES STRONG SUPPORT OF THE CALL BY INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS AND THE SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS FOR AN IMMEDIATE AND UNCONDITIONAL HUMANITARIAN CEASE FIRE ALLOWING FOR THE DELIVERY OF URGENTLY NEEDED ASSISTANCE. Overnight there was relative calm. The lull came after both sides resumed fighting Sunday after a brief trucce. On cbs face the nation, Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu said he's suspicious of any ceasefire proposed by Hamas. (SOT BENJAMIN NETANYAHU/ ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER) ISRAEL IS NOT OBLIGED AND WILL NOT LET A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION, A RUTHLESS TERROR ORGANIZATION, COMMITTED TO OUR DESTRUCTION, TO DECIDE WHEN IT'S CONVENIENT FOR THEM TO STOP FOR A MOMENT, REARM, AND CONTINUE FIRING ON OUR CITIZENS AND OUR PEOPLE. " In an interview with CBS' Charlie Rose, the leader of Hamas said there can't be peace without the recognition of a Palestinian state. (ROSE) YOU BELIEVE IN THE COEXISTENCE OF PEOPLES AND THEREFORE YOU BELIEVE IN THE COEXISTENCE OF PALESTINIANS AND ISRAELIS IN THE MIDEAST? (HAMAS LEADER) I CANT COEXIST WITH OCCUPATION More than one-thousand Palestinians have died in the fighting. President Obama called Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu Sunday, reiterating that Israel has the right to defend itself but again expressed concern about the rising death toll. Susan McGinnis CBS News Washington.

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A family of five has been found dead in a Maine apartment. Police say the mother, father, and three kids -- ages 12,7, and 4 -- were all shot. Their bodies were found Sunday afternoon in an apartment in Downtown Saco. Detectives don't believe there was anybody else involved, besides the family members -- and say murder-suicide was one of the scenarios being investigated. It's believe the shooting happened Saturday night -- and the 5 bodies were discovered the next day by a maintenance worker. An autopsy will be conducted today.

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Philadelphia police are offering a 60-thousand dollar reward -- for information behind hit and run that killed 3 kids. Authorities say Sunday morning -- two suspects carjacked a 45-year-old woman at gunpoint -- and took off with the woman in the back seat -- speeding through North Philadelphia. Police say the car was traveling at an extremely high rate of speed -- and a tire blew out. They say the suspect lost control of the SUV -- and plowed into three children who were selling fruit on the side of the road. The suspects took off on foot. The victims are three siblings -- a 15-year-old girl, and two boys -- ages 10 and 7. Their 34-year-old mother and the carjack victim are both in critical condition.

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Four New Hampshire hospitals have been honored by the National Rural Health Association. They are Huggins Hospital in Wolfebror, Speare Memorial Hospital in Plymouth, the Memorial Hospital in North Conway, and Cottage Hospital in Haverhill. The first three were named top 'critial access', and the last was regocnized for 'best practice in quality'.

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New technology could help people diagnosed with A-L-S to use their voices long after the disease robs them of the ability to speak for themselves. David Custer has the details.

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VASHTI ROSS IS BANKING ON HER FUTURE -- (NATS: SERIOUSLY! SERIOUSLY?) SHE'S SERIOUS ABOUT "VOICE BANKING." ROSS WAS DIAGNOSED WITH ALS -- MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS LOU GERHIG'S DISEASE. SOMEDAY SHE COULD LOSE HER ABILITY TO SPEAK. "It's so important, when you lose your voice, you lose a piece of who you are." SO SHE'S SPENDING HOURS RECORDING PHRASES AND SAYINGS THAT ARE UNIQUELY HER OWN INTO A COMPUTER PROGRAM CALLED MODEL TALKER... (NATS:I LOVE YOU.) "There's a huge difference between I love you and...I love you!" "The voice banking is a fairly new technique and I think it would be very, very helpful later on in the disease when it's very difficult for them to articulate." S/U: DR. GARY DUNBAR SAYS ALS TRAPS PATIENTS IN THEIR OWN BODIES -- THEIR MIND IS ALERT, BUT THEIR BODY CAN'T RESPOND. VOICE BANKING IS ONE WAY TO FIGHT THAT. "It will help people later on keep their own identity and have their own voice when they use it." ROSS WILL HAVE TO LIVE THE REST OF HER LIFE WITH ALS -- AND SHE PLANS TO CONTINUE SPEAKING WITH HER OWN VOICE THE ENTIRE TIME. "At the end of it you get a natural sounding artificial voice, you just press a button and there it is in your own voice."

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Almanac: Temps about average, but lots of rain with those t-storms yesterday. Storm reports: Lots of heavy rain, some wind damage, large hail . . . even some tornadoes reported in ME and southern New England. NE temps/radar: lots of 60s, some low 70s south; heavy rain moving in from SW Close-up radar: heavy rain moving towards Rutland, southern Addison counties

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Deciding whether to shake hands, high five, or even fist bump -- could be based on a number of factors. But about germs? Danille Nottingham explains in health watch.

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Fist bumping beats handshaking and high fives in the battle to control the spread of germs. Researchers in the UK found nearly twice as much bacteria is transmitted from a handshake compared to a high five. A fist bump spreads least amount of germs. Drugs used to treat lung disease are more effective when taken at certain times of the day. Researchers at the University of Manchester discovered cells that line lung airways work on a body clock that can regulate the immune system. Doctors say administering medicine when the body clock is active makes them more effective. And people who had cancer as a child need to be careful to make the right lifestyle choices. Childhood cancer survivors are at increased risk for heart disease, diabetes or strike. Now researchers in Memphis say patients can influence their outcomes if they don't smoke, eat healthy and exercise. Those are some of the day's top health stories. Danielle Nottingham, CBS News, Los Angeles

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100-thousand dollars worth of jewelry-- stolen from a local art gallery... A tentative deal has been reached to repair the V-A healthcare system. And Hartford is still looking for police chief...

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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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After an unsuccessful search for a police chief earlier this year, the town of Hartford is now reviewing a handful of applications. The town has received 28 applications -- although it had hoped for at least 50. But that isn't stopping the hiring process from moving forward. After a successful reorganization of the police department with the hiring of a Public Service Director to handle administrative duties -- as well as fire department duties -- the select board now has the money to fill the position. The salary for the position is about 95-thousand dollars, plus benefits.

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A thief got away with 100-thousand dollars worth of jewelry after robbing a local art gallery. Hardwick Police say someone broke into the Miller's Thumb Gallery in Greensboro late Saturday night. Miller's Thumb says the stolen jewelry -- worth about 100-grand -- belonged to a local artist -- Marion Stegner -- who has been displaying her work at the gallery for years. Police are asking anyone with information to contact them immediately.

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The state needs your help counting turkeys. Starting this Friday -- the Fish & Wildlife department is asking people to record on its website the number and size of any turkey families they see. The department says the data gives them a better sense of the size of the turkey population in the state. This spring -- hunters bagged about 51-hundred turkeys -- down by more than a thousand compared to 20-13.

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A tentative agreement has been reached between the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs on how to repair the systemic problems within the veterans' health program -- that left many without access to care. Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Jeff Miller have reached an agreement that still needs to be voted on by the House and Senate -- as well as negotiators. Miller and Sanders released a joint statement saying they've "made significant progress" over the weekend toward agreement on legislation to reform the V-A Department. They say the plan -- set to be announced today -- is expected to authorize billions in emergency spending to lease 27 new clinics, additional staffing and easier access to care outside of the V-A Department.

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The toll of war lasts long after soldiers come home and even veterans who aren't seriously injured -- often need medical care. But do veterans in our region have access to all the available treatments? Cat Viglienzoni explains why veterans who want chiropractic care may have to pay for it out of pocket.

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Serving our country takes a toll on soldiers' bodies. Studies have shown that spinal injuries among recent veterans -- are on the rise. ((SOT Dr. Sarah Paquette, Living Well Spinal Care Center 005842 When we look at post- 9/11 veterans, over half of them have a musculo-skeletal diagnosis 47 So over half of them are experiencing some sort of physical pain. 51 And it makes sense. Everybody, regardless of shape or size, is dealing with roughly 90 lbs or more of gun, gear, ammo, armor, supplies on a daily basis 02 Add into that less-than-ideal sleeping situations, high stress, it doesn't matter what you're doing or where you are, you need to be adjusted 10 So it's not surprising that we're seeing this level of musculo-skeletal pain. 14)) Pain that studies have shown can be helped by chiropractors. A 2011 study of veterans who sought chiropractic care for neck pain found 43 percent of them had less pain -- and 33 percent reported improved function. GFX: And the amount of veterans seeking that care -- is up. From 2005 to 2013, the number of V-A chiropractic clinics has doubled (24 to 48) -- and the number of veterans receiving care at those clinics has gone from less than 4-thousand -- to more than 25-thousand. But in that same time frame -- the number of veterans receiving non-VA chiropractic services increased from a thousand -- to more than 9-thousand. That's because many veterans don't have access to chiropractors. Of the roughly 1700 V-A hospitals and clinics across the country -- only 48 of them have chiropractic clinics. All of them, Dr. Paquette says -- are prohibitively far away. ((SOT Dr. Sarah Paquette 010025 So unless you're a veteran at one of those 48 clinics, you have no access to care because TriCare won't cover chiropractic for you 33 So we're seeing that there's a need, we're seeing that there's a solution, but there's no way for people to get to that solution 40)) Paquette says the V-A is trying to make progress though and make chiropractic care available to more veterans. Cat Viglienzoni, Channel 3 News, South Burlington.

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Here's a look at who's hiring this morning. The State of Vermont has a number of jobs open. Through the Health Department in Burlington, they are hiring a clinical Services Director - who will provide oversight for clinical programs within children with special health needs. The Education agency has several limited service positions open in Barre. There are openings for both a fulltime and parttime education consultant -- as well as a full time education programs coordinator.

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AT&T is hiring. Prime Communications -- an authorized at&t retailer -- has open sales and management positions. Locations are in South Burlington, Shelburne, Hardwick, Middlebury, and Brattleboro.

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The March of Dimes is looking to hire. The non-profit is seeing a Community Director -- that will manage and provide leadership to volunteer committees. And in the Burlington area they are also hiring a Part-time temporary community director who will implement, coordinate and manage cost-effective fund-raising activities. For a link to the job opportunities -- visit wcax.com. That's help wanted.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly in 60s Fog: especially central, eastern areas NE temps/radar: lots of 60s, some low 70s south; heavy rain moving in from SW Close-up radar: heavy rain moving towards Rutland, southern Addison counties U.S. Clouds/radar: frontal system moving into NE with wet, stormy weather Forecast clouds/precip: Heavy rain this morning. More rain, possible t-storms this afternoon into first part of the overnight. Clearing out on Tuesday.

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Today: Rain, heavy at times, a few t-storms Highs: 68 to 75 Wind: Becoming N 5 to 10 mph Tonight: Rain, a few t-storms Lows: 52 to 58 Wind: NW 5 to 15 mph Tuesday: Chance for AM showers Then partly sunny Highs: 68 to 75 Wind: WNW 5 to 15 mph Extended: Wednesday: Partly sunny Chance for an isolated t-storm Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 70s Thursday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers Lows: 50s Highs: 70s Friday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers Lows: 50s Highs: 70s Hyper-Extended: Saturday: Partly sunny Chance for showers Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 82 Sunday: Partly sunny Chance for showers Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 82

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They're ditching the weights and hitting the streets. More Americans are picking up running as their main form of exercise. Alex Apple breaks down the national trend.

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More Americans are hitting the pavement than ever before. From LA to Boston to Burlington, Americans are running as their main form of exercise. Last year, nearly 550 thousand people ran in marathons--up 75 thousand more than the year before. (08:21:44)((Jim Fredericks/Triathlete "It's a really easy sport to get into. It doesn't take a lot of equipment.)) 500 people were ready to hit the road Sunday in Colchester -- but bad weather left them running for nothing but cover. More and more participants in the event each year are women (09:10:04 Nicole Colantoni)(("This was going to be my husband and I's first triathlon.)) -- and that's also becoming a national trend. (09:21:37)((Jim Fredericks "There is a big increase in running, but most of that increase is due to women getting into it.)) Triathletes in Colchester were prepared to run, bike and kayak -- and the reasons for the increased interest in these events vary. (09:20:57 Jill Nye-McKeown)(("Running is social. you're running with friends. You're encouraging each other.)) (08:22:19 Jim Fredericks)(("It's easy to get better at it.")) (09:10:50 Nicole Colantoni)(("Low cost. As soon as the spring hits, you get that first 50 degree day. Let's get outside.")) That get outside mentality was the reason Jill Nye-McKeown has helped start programs such as Girls on the Run. (09:19:50 Jill Nye McKeown)(("These program get young girls who may not normally try out running because they're intimidated by it, to try it out and then hopefully later on it becomes a lifestyle sport for them.")) These new runners aren't running from something -- they're running for something -- and whether its for fun or a healthier life -- running is all the rage. Alex Apple. Channel 3 News. Colchester.

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(((The Legion baseball state tournament is winding down. Teams are trying to punch their tickets to this week's championship games. They were supposed to be played tomorrow, but due to the pending forecast, the games will be played Tuesday. Lets start with the late game tonight, the Colchester Cannons taking on undefeated Addison County... Bottom 1... Colchester in a must-win situation, and they're playing like it... Brandon Arel with the RBI single to left, the Laker standout makes it's a 4-1 game... Top 2... Addison gets their o going... Bases loaded for Mt. Abe's Sawyer Kamman, he unloads them with the three-run double to right center... Now 4-4... Later in the inning, Vergennes product Wade Steele gives his team back the lead with this base knock... Bottom 3, a chance for Colchester to tie it up but watch Commodore Devin Hayes ... Fields and fires from his knees to end the inning... Great play! The Cannons eventually tie it before umpires suspend the game due to darkness in the 7th... It will resume Tuesday at 10 a.m. --- In the first game of the day, An elimination game between Essex post 91 and Lakes Region. Lakes Region adds to it's 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second, MSJ's Jonah Farrow with the deep drive to center. It falls in for an RBI double. Lakes Region takes a 4-0 lead. But the Post 91 pitching shuts the door from there. Jake Benson of Essex with one of his 10 strikeouts during his 6 scoreless innings of work. Essex then starts to chip away at the deficit. They score three in the top of the sixth and two more in the seventh, Eli Baez of Essex with the infield RBI single. 5-4 Post 91 after 7. They put it away in the ninth, Joey Robertson with an RBI single through the left side. Essex Post 91 comes back to beat Lakes Region, 9-4 advancing to tuesday's championship game. --- The Lake Monsters fall at Hudson Valley, 9-4. In Newport, Rhode Island the Mountaineers lost to Ocean State, 3-2 10 innings. Sanford won tonight, so Vermont's lead over the Mainers for first place in the Northern division is down to a game and a half. Vermont and Sanford play a huge doubleheader in Maine tomorrow. That's it for now, Scott Fleishman, channel 3 sports, have a great day.)))

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NE temps/radar: lots of 60s, some low 70s south; heavy rain moving in from SW Close-up radar: heavy rain moving towards Rutland, southern Addison counties

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Families from all over the world affected by a rare genetic disorder got together for some support and some fun. This year's meeting is in Montpelier. Logan Crawford has more.

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Karen Zecchinelli's son has a rare genetic disorder called 9P Minus. She says only a few hundred people in the world are living with the disorder -- so she's invited families from across the globe to Montpelier for a get together. (tile 2288 00:03:17:05) ((Karen Zecchinelli/Montpelier "We're celebrating our family reunion that we have every 3 years for the 9P Minus chromosome deletion, which our son Nicholas who's 18 happens to be the only one in Vermont that has it." 00:03:29:18)) 9P Minus is similar to Down's Syndrome. But with Down's Syndrome patients having an extra chromosome -- those with 9P Minus are missing a chromosome. The condition comes with severe developmental issues. (tile 2289 00:10:06:00) ((Jacqueline Bair/Tilson, NY "It has a lot of symptoms that come along with it, depending on how much is missing. A lot of them have certain symptoms in common like the low muscle tone - they're very floppy. Behavior issues also come into it." 00:10:20:19)) (tile 2305 00:29:12:06) ((Logan Crawford/Montpelier "The Chromosome 9P Minus Network has been together for 30 years -- families affected by this genetic disorder providing support for each other. This year's host family invited a special guest -- a genetics counselor to discuss advances in treatment for 9P Minus." 00:29:28:05)) (tile 2291 00:14:32:18) ((Stephanie Gandomi/Ambry Genetics "As we go forward and learn more about the genes that are in the deletions that the children - the patients - have, we can have a better understanding of what's going on for them biologically and that will help tailor treatments better in the future." 00:14:47:05)) The weekend-long conference is a chance for kids with 9P Minus to socialize with each other -- with activities like cookie decorating. Zecchinelli says the Family Reunion is therapeutic for all -- but especially for her son Nicholas. (tile 2288 00:04:38:03) ((Karen Zecchinelli/Montpelier "He has had a host of problems but it's been nice to have a family of 9P parents that you can talk to and find out what's expected down the road for you and what other parents are going through and how they've helped the situation with their kids." 00:04:53:09)) Zechinelli says 36 families are attending the Family Reunion this year... For support, education, and fun. Logan Crawford, channel 3 news, Montpelier. -3-

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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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A massive fire tore through a South Burlington condo garage -- causing 150-thousand dollars in damages. This was the scene just after midnight Saturday at 69 Joy Drive -- where 60 foot flames engulfed the garage. South Burlington firefighters responded -- and say an immediate request for assitance was made from Vermont Air National Guard, Burlington and Williston fire departments. The crews were able to contain the fire to the garages -- but surrounding buildings were damaged from the heat. No reports of injuries -- but three cars parked inside were destroyed -- and the structure is a total loss. The fire marshall determined improperly disposed cloths that had been used for refinishing furniture -- started the fire.

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New details are expected to come today -- from an apparent murder-suicide in New York. The bodies of Pamela Williamson and Larry Williamson were found inside of a home in Ellenburg Saturday night. State police were called to the scene after a relative requested a welfare check. An autopsy is scheduled for today -- the incident is still under investigation.

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Burlington Police believe drugs and alcohol may have been the cause of an accident Sunday afternoon that left one man injured. It happened at the intersection of North Ave and North Street. An SUV hit a motorcycle that was stopped at a red light from behind. When police arrived, they found the motorcycle driver -- John Poro on the ground. He was taken to Fletcher Allen Healthcare. The driver of the SUV -- Nathanial Cummings, was uninjured. Police are still investigating the accident.

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Family and friends will gather to remember a couple that was killed in a hit and run accident in Ray Brook, New York last week. The funeral service for Kimberly and James Barney will be held Thursday at the Potsdam United Methodist Church. Their 11-year-old daughter was also injured in the crash. They leave behind 5 children.

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Agencies across state government will spend this week searching for savings. Governor Peter Shumlin called for across the board cuts to budgets after economists downgraded the state's revenue forecast. Kyle Midura looks into the projections for the state's economy.

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The state of Vermont essentially met its revenue projections for fiscal year 2014. That's thanks to better than expected performance in the corporate and estate taxes, and despite declines in more stable streams like income and sales. (( 44:28 - :31 - Kavet we have some good things and some things that aren't doing so well )) Economists say the counting on a repeat performance in '15 -- which began in July -- would not be a formula for success. The good trends aren't as likely to be repeated as the bad. In January Jeff Carr and state economist Tom Kavet predicted a 4.8 percent growth rate in Vermont revenues -- but reduced that prediction to 3 percent late-last week. Governor Peter Shumlin asked agency heads to put off filling vacant positions, and cut their budgets by four percent -- filling the 31-million dollar budget gap. He says that should avert layoffs or tax hikes. Vermont economists say part of the downgrade is the perplexing dip in the national Gross Domestic Product. ((42:20 - :26 Jeff Carr when you have an outlier like that part of the challenge of doing forecasts is that sometimes you have to say 'it's not believable')) They say it could be an error -- given other indicators of economic strength -- and aren't weighing it as heavily as their national peers. The state retains the country's second-lowest unemployment rate, but Carr and Kavet argue that stat hides weaknesses in the state's economy -- which does continue to recover, but slowly. The unemployment rate is buoyed by people retiring or giving up the job search. ((49:03 - :09 Kavet so shrinking labor force will make the unemployment rate look good, but you're not really getting in through job creation)) Where jobs are being created, low pay is adding little to the tax base. (GFX graph page 7) Red bars in this graph show the number of jobs created by county from the lowest levels recorded between 2009 and '14, while those in green show job numbers since peak figures between 2006 and seven. Chittenden and Orleans counties lead the recovery, while much of the state stagnates. (GFX Graph page 6) Since last year, Orleans County has the highest unemployment rate but also the highest job creation rate since the economy bottomed out. ((47:49 - :53 - Kavet for the state as a whole, we're not quite back up to the peak levels of employment)) (nats -skiing) The ski and snowboard industry rode winter storm systems to strong visitation and profits this year, but forecasters say weather won't always help the East and stymie the West as it did last season. Lottery sales dropped, and big tobacco paid less than anticipated - as newly-popular e-cigarettes weren't taxed as heavily as old-fashioned smokes. (nats) Low gas prices benefitted consumers -- who also logged less mileage -- but hurt state revenues now that revenues are tied to the rate at the pump. (GFX: graph page 8) Construction jobs grew, but not enough to build back up to the number of jobs held in June 2007. Since that time, jobs in professional and business services, the federal government, health care and hospitality are all net positive. Home values in Vermont fell last fiscal year, as the state struggles with a lack of first-time buyers. Young adults continue to leave Vermont. Those that stay -- often saddled with significant student debt -- largely can't afford to buy. ((51:05 - :10 - Carr That's one of the things that's been holding back some of the sales and holding bak some of the construction numbers )) ((52:20 - :25 - Kavet Residential's the one that really needs to come back before we get the kind of growth in hte economy that we would like)) Economists say convincing young adults to settle in Vermont will be crucial to keeping the Green Mountain State out of the red. KM, Ch.3 BTV

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly in 60s Fog: especially central, eastern areas NE temps/radar: lots of 60s, some low 70s south; heavy rain moving in from SW Close-up radar: heavy rain moving towards Rutland, southern Addison counties U.S. Clouds/radar: frontal system moving into NE with wet, stormy weather Forecast clouds/precip: Heavy rain this morning. More rain, possible t-storms this afternoon into first part of the overnight. Clearing out on Tuesday.

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Today: Rain, heavy at times, a few t-storms Highs: 68 to 75 Wind: Becoming N 5 to 10 mph Tonight: Rain, a few t-storms Lows: 52 to 58 Wind: NW 5 to 15 mph Tuesday: Chance for AM showers Then partly sunny Highs: 68 to 75 Wind: WNW 5 to 15 mph Extended: Wednesday: Partly sunny Chance for an isolated t-storm Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 70s Thursday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers Lows: 50s Highs: 70s Friday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers Lows: 50s Highs: 70s Hyper-Extended: Saturday: Partly sunny Chance for showers Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 82 Sunday: Partly sunny Chance for showers Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 82

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The United Nataions is stepping in -- to try and put a stop to the deadly three week crisis in Gaza. Anen Marie Green has the latest in world watch.

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The United Nations Security Council is calling for an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease fire...in the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza. The three week long crisis raged on Sunday ahead of the start of the Muslim celebration marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. In a phone call late Sunday, President Obama told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the U.S. understands Israel's need to defend itself...but is growing concerned about the rising death toll. Two Americans inside Africa are undergoing treatment after testing positive for the Ebola virus. The two were working to treat patients of an ebola outbreak in West Africa that has killed at least 672 people since February. On Sunday, a Liberian government official said one of the country's most high profile doctors died of the illness. The disease is fatal in up to 90 percent of cases and has no known cure. And, more than a dozen people were jolted by lightning at Venice Beach, in Los Angeles, California Sunday.? It happened as rare summer thunderstorms swept through Southern California. At least one person died in the incident. Fire officials expect most of the other victims will be okay. Those are some of the day's top stories. I'm Lauren Lyster for CBS News, New York.

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New technology could help people diagnosed with A-L-S to use their voices long after the disease robs them of the ability to speak for themselves. David Custer has the details.

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VASHTI ROSS IS BANKING ON HER FUTURE -- (NATS: SERIOUSLY! SERIOUSLY?) SHE'S SERIOUS ABOUT "VOICE BANKING." ROSS WAS DIAGNOSED WITH ALS -- MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS LOU GERHIG'S DISEASE. SOMEDAY SHE COULD LOSE HER ABILITY TO SPEAK. "It's so important, when you lose your voice, you lose a piece of who you are." SO SHE'S SPENDING HOURS RECORDING PHRASES AND SAYINGS THAT ARE UNIQUELY HER OWN INTO A COMPUTER PROGRAM CALLED MODEL TALKER... (NATS:I LOVE YOU.) "There's a huge difference between I love you and...I love you!" "The voice banking is a fairly new technique and I think it would be very, very helpful later on in the disease when it's very difficult for them to articulate." S/U: DR. GARY DUNBAR SAYS ALS TRAPS PATIENTS IN THEIR OWN BODIES -- THEIR MIND IS ALERT, BUT THEIR BODY CAN'T RESPOND. VOICE BANKING IS ONE WAY TO FIGHT THAT. "It will help people later on keep their own identity and have their own voice when they use it." ROSS WILL HAVE TO LIVE THE REST OF HER LIFE WITH ALS -- AND SHE PLANS TO CONTINUE SPEAKING WITH HER OWN VOICE THE ENTIRE TIME. "At the end of it you get a natural sounding artificial voice, you just press a button and there it is in your own voice."

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Almanac: Temps about average, but lots of rain with those t-storms yesterday. Storm reports: Lots of heavy rain, some wind damage, large hail . . . even some tornadoes reported in ME and southern New England. NE temps/radar: lots of 60s, some low 70s south; heavy rain moving in from SW Close-up radar: heavy rain moving towards Rutland, southern Addison counties

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((PKG 3:00 OUTCUE: STEVE THANKS)) Phase 1: Where Are You Now? Completing cashflow, networth and liability work sheets can give you a solid understanding of your current financial standing. It's also recommended that you check your credit report (www.annualcreditrepor t.com) and all insurance coverage annually. Once you've compiled all of these figures, you've completed Phase 1, and should have a solid idea of your financial strengths and weaknesses. Phase 2: Where do you want to go? This phase is a truly personal one. It requires a bit of thinking and review of your own priorities. For example, is your goal financial independence and freedom? Or helping family and loved ones? Weigh your priorities against your current responsibilities. Are you currently supporting an aging parent or unemployed family member? Are you paying down existing debt? Consider your dreams! Travel? A second home? Jewelry, a car? Writing your goals down will clarify your priorities about your long- and short-term financial goals. Remember, your goals should be specific, measurable, achievable and reflective of you. Phase 3: How do I get there? Now it's time to lay out exactly how to reach your goals with a financial plan. Where you are in terms of major life transitions matters; as does age and lifestyle. Given your goals and time frame, consider which types and levels of investment risk are appropriate for you. Investing and saving early and often is sound advice for any woman, at any age. Let the power of compounding work for you. And finally, complete your plan by establishing or updating your beneficiaries, Power of Attorney, health care proxy, and will. Helpful Resources Never completed a cashflow, networth or liability work sheet? It's not daunting. These worksheets may be downloaded for free.

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The driver who killed a couple in a hit and run will be in court Tuesday... Three years and still no answers in the death of an 11 year old... And a gas pipeline could save residents more than 150 million dollars...

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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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A driver who police say hit a car and killed a Potsdam couple and injured their daughter will be in court Tuesday. Police say 20-year-old Trevor Sisto of Fort Covington was high -- and had been driving recklessly through the Lake Placid area. Police were in pursuit when they say the pickup Sisto was driving crossed the centerline on Route 86 in Ray Brook Thursday and collided with a small car. So far -- he is not charged for the two deaths.

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A somber anniversary this week in West Stewartstown, New Hampshire. Three years later, the public still has no answers as to who killed Celina Cass. The 11-year-old was reported missing from her home July 25 2011 -- and her body was found a week later wrapped in a blanket in the Connecticut River not far off. Police will not say how she died. So far no arrests have been made.

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Despite projected costs, Vermont Gas estimates its gas pipeline will still save residents more than 150 million dollars. The gas company announced earlier this month that its newest natural gas pipeline would cost 40 percent more than expected. Residents of Chittenden, Addison and Rutland counties opposed to the pipeline questioned if its benefits are as large as the gas company says. But Vermont Gas says the millions of dollars in savings will come from decreased gas prices and more efficient technology.

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((14:17:21 Steve Wark "Adjusting for even the new budget, there is still 152 million dollars of savings overall. 14:18:48 I think it's fair that some of the landowners are not pleased that this might be an impact on their property but what I'd like to point out is that we've moved the route many times to accomodate landowners.)) The Public Service Board is deciding if the change in costs means the project's certificate of public good needs to be updated.

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Here's a look at who's hiring this morning. The State of Vermont has a number of jobs open. Through the Health Department in Burlington, they are hiring a clinical Services Director - who will provide oversight for clinical programs within children with special health needs. The Education agency has several limited service positions open in Barre. There are openings for both a fulltime and parttime education consultant -- as well as a full time education programs coordinator.

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AT&T is hiring. Prime Communications -- an authorized at&t retailer -- has open sales and management positions. Locations are in South Burlington, Shelburne, Hardwick, Middlebury, and Brattleboro.

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The March of Dimes is looking to hire. The non-profit is seeing a Community Director -- that will manage and provide leadership to volunteer committees. And in the Burlington area they are also hiring a Part-time temporary community director who will implement, coordinate and manage cost-effective fund-raising activities. For a link to the job opportunities -- visit wcax.com. That's help wanted.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly in 60s Fog: especially central, eastern areas NE temps/radar: lots of 60s, some low 70s south; heavy rain moving in from SW Close-up radar: heavy rain moving towards Rutland, southern Addison counties U.S. Clouds/radar: frontal system moving into NE with wet, stormy weather Forecast clouds/precip: Heavy rain this morning. More rain, possible t-storms this afternoon into first part of the overnight. Clearing out on Tuesday.

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Today: Rain, heavy at times, a few t-storms Highs: 68 to 75 Wind: Becoming N 5 to 10 mph Tonight: Rain, a few t-storms Lows: 52 to 58 Wind: NW 5 to 15 mph Tuesday: Chance for AM showers Then partly sunny Highs: 68 to 75 Wind: WNW 5 to 15 mph Extended: Wednesday: Partly sunny Chance for an isolated t-storm Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 70s Thursday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers Lows: 50s Highs: 70s Friday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers Lows: 50s Highs: 70s Hyper-Extended: Saturday: Partly sunny Chance for showers Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 82 Sunday: Partly sunny Chance for showers Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 82

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(((The Legion baseball state tournament is winding down. Teams are trying to punch their tickets to this week's championship games. They were supposed to be played tomorrow, but due to the pending forecast, the games will be played Tuesday. Lets start with the late game tonight, the Colchester Cannons taking on undefeated Addison County... Bottom 1... Colchester in a must-win situation, and they're playing like it... Brandon Arel with the RBI single to left, the Laker standout makes it's a 4-1 game... Top 2... Addison gets their o going... Bases loaded for Mt. Abe's Sawyer Kamman, he unloads them with the three-run double to right center... Now 4-4... Later in the inning, Vergennes product Wade Steele gives his team back the lead with this base knock... Bottom 3, a chance for Colchester to tie it up but watch Commodore Devin Hayes ... Fields and fires from his knees to end the inning... Great play! The Cannons eventually tie it before umpires suspend the game due to darkness in the 7th... It will resume Tuesday at 10 a.m. --- In the first game of the day, An elimination game between Essex post 91 and Lakes Region. Lakes Region adds to it's 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second, MSJ's Jonah Farrow with the deep drive to center. It falls in for an RBI double. Lakes Region takes a 4-0 lead. But the Post 91 pitching shuts the door from there. Jake Benson of Essex with one of his 10 strikeouts during his 6 scoreless innings of work. Essex then starts to chip away at the deficit. They score three in the top of the sixth and two more in the seventh, Eli Baez of Essex with the infield RBI single. 5-4 Post 91 after 7. They put it away in the ninth, Joey Robertson with an RBI single through the left side. Essex Post 91 comes back to beat Lakes Region, 9-4 advancing to tuesday's championship game. --- The Lake Monsters fall at Hudson Valley, 9-4. In Newport, Rhode Island the Mountaineers lost to Ocean State, 3-2 10 innings. Sanford won tonight, so Vermont's lead over the Mainers for first place in the Northern division is down to a game and a half. Vermont and Sanford play a huge doubleheader in Maine tomorrow. That's it for now, Scott Fleishman, channel 3 sports, have a great day.)))

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This morning 3 Minute Wrap. Getting you up to speed every morning -- in just 3 minutes.

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Philadelphia police are offering a 60-thousand dollar reward -- for information behind hit and run that killed 3 kids. Authorities say Sunday morning -- two suspects carjacked a 45-year-old woman at gunpoint -- and took off with the woman in the back seat -- speeding through North Philadelphia. Police say the car was traveling at an extremely high rate of speed -- and a tire blew out. They say the suspect lost control of the SUV -- and plowed into three children who were selling fruit on the side of the road. The suspects took off on foot. The victims are three siblings -- a 15-year-old girl, and two boys -- ages 10 and 7. Their 34-year-old mother and the carjack victim are both in critical condition.

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New details are expected to come today -- from an apparent murder-suicide in New York. The bodies of Pamela Williamson and Larry Williamson were found inside of a home in Ellenburg Saturday night. State police were called to the scene after a relative requested a welfare check. An autopsy is scheduled for today -- the incident is still under investigation. Two New York residents are dead after what police are calling a murder-suicide.

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A 20-year-old California man dies from lightning strike ... A coroner's official in Los Angeles says that one of 13 people struck by lightning Sunday at Venice Beach has died. Officials say the other 12 people were shaken up -- but otherwise okay. And another person, a 57-year-old man, was also hit when lightning struck at a golf course on Catalina Island.

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Emergency officials are still trying to determine whether it was a tornado that destroyed at least 10 homes in Claiborne County, Tennessee. There are no reports of deaths or injuries. The county's emergency management office says the community of Speedwell was especially hard hit Sunday, and that police are still searching ruined homes.

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The U.N. Security Council is calling for QUOTE "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in Gaza between Israel and Hamas. The council met at an emergency meeting Sunday night as Muslims started celebrating the holiday marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. The Security Council is urging Israel and Hamas to QUOTE "accept and fully implement the humanitarian cease-fire into the holiday period and beyond."

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Despite projected costs, Vermont Gas estimates its gas pipeline will still save residents more than 150 million dollars. The gas company announced earlier this month that its newest natural gas pipeline would cost 40 percent more than expected. Residents of Chittenden, Addison and Rutland counties opposed to the pipeline questioned if its benefits are as large as the gas company says. But Vermont Gas says the millions of dollars in savings will come from decreased gas prices and more efficient technology.

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((14:17:21 Steve Wark "Adjusting for even the new budget, there is still 152 million dollars of savings overall. 14:18:48 I think it's fair that some of the landowners are not pleased that this might be an impact on their property but what I'd like to point out is that we've moved the route many times to accomodate landowners.)) The Public Service Board is deciding if the change in costs means the project's certificate of public good needs to be updated.

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

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NE temps/radar: lots of 60s, some low 70s south; heavy rain moving in from SW Close-up radar: heavy rain moving towards Rutland, southern Addison counties

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Vermont has become known for its Farm to Table initiatives. Each month we're focusing on a farmer who is part of that growing business. This morning, Julie Kelley takes us to Bristol.

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Nats- 00:15:08 water dripping from carrots ... When Jill Kopel first got into farming ... She carried trays of food as often as the fresh vegetables she harvested. Nats-00:15:15 sorting carrots on table 00:04:59- 00:05:05 First of all I had no cash so I was waitressing every night and then farming all day so it was very tricky financially. Today, she spends all of her time working this land that she first took over when she was just 26-years-old. Stand up-00:28:55- 00:29:14 The Vermont land link program helped Jill find this land fourteen years ago. That program connects people who want to farm with farmers who have land. In this case, it was a dairy farmer who wanted to see this land continue to be farmed. New Leaf Organics grew out of Jill's love for growing vegetables. It's a love that was born far from the Green Mountains, that frame her fields, right on the town line between Monkton and Bristol. 00:10:57-00:11:07 I grew up in South Florida. I came up to go to UVM, stayed around, moved away and came back. These days, you'll find her doing everything on the farm ... Nats-00:12:24 heirloom tomatoes ... including loading up orders. 00:05:16 - 00:05:26 We started really small. We started with an eight family CSA and had some really loyal customers because they probably didn't get too much produce the first year (laughs) and then slowly kind of grew from there. Now, they sell their vegetables wholesale and at farmers markets in Waitsfield and Winooski. With the latest order on its way to being delivered, this mother of two is on to her next project. Nats-00:19:34 pulls leaf off flower When she started the farm, she never imagined she'd become an expert at arranging flowers. 00:21:07- 00:21:11 I don't get too stressed about it, I think they all look pretty together, but I have my favorites! She inherited the fields of perennials from the dairy farmer's wife. Today, flowers make up a third of her business. 00:07:21 It totally was not my thing! I always thought farming means growing food for people that's what I love. I love feeding people. I love giving people healthy food to eat, but then you see how happy people get with flowers and its just awesome! 00:07:32 But, when it comes down to it ... This farmer is happiest, with dogs in tow, out in her fields. 00:16:59 I think I'm one of the few people out the who really likes to hand weed. It's one of my most favorite things and everyone on the crew hates that job, but I find it so zen and peaceful and so satisfying when you're done at the end of the row. 00:17:13 so I do love weeding! 00:17:15 A Vermont farmer getting back to basics on the land she loves. Julie Kelley Channel 3 News Bristol.


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