Sat 08-MAR-2014 11 P.M. News Script
Good evening, thanks for joining us,I'm Adam Sullivan. A massive search is continuing for a Malaysian Airliner that disappeared less than an hour into the flight with 239 people on board. Alison Harmelin reports.
((NAT AIRPLANE)) HOURS AFTER THE BOEING TRIPLE 7 VANISHED FROM RADAR... SEARCH TEAMS FOUND A POSSIBLE CLUE TO THE LOCATION OF THE MISSING MALAYSIAN AIRLINES JET. Nats helciopter TWO STREAKS OF OIL COVERING MORE THAN 15 MILES OF SEA WERE SPOTTED OFF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF VIETNAM. THE U-S-S PINCKNEY IS HEADED TO THE REGION TO JOIN A FLEET OF INTERNATIONAL SHIPS AND PLANES -SCOUTING THE WATERS FOR WRECKAGE... SOT Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, Malaysian Director General of Civil Aviation "the investigation will be done at all angles" NAT CRYING WOMAN FAMILIES, FRUSTRATED BY A LACK OF INFORMATION.. GATHERED AT THE BEIJING AIRPORT ..THIS WOMAN CRIED "MY SON IS ONLY 40 YEARS OLD." THE BOEING TRIPLE 7 CARRIED 227-PASSENGERS AND 12 CREW MEMBERS. MOST WERE FROM CHINA, TAIWAN, AND MALAYSIA. THREE WERE AMERICAN, INCLUDING AN INFANT AND 51 YEAR OLD PHILIP WOOD, AN EMPLOYEE AT I-B-M. THE JET WAS ALREADY AT CRUISING ALTITUDE WHEN IT DROPPED OFF THE RADAR..AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL NEVER RECEIVED A DISTRESS SIGNAL..NO RADIO CALL..NO WARNING THAT SOMETHING HAD GONE WRONG... Chesley Sullenberger, CBS NEWS Aviation and Safety Consultant "once they find the aircraft and are able to recover the data box and the voice recorder which records the voices in the cockpit they should have a lot more information to go on ..." AND NOW..RAISING MORE QUESTIONS.. AUTHORITIES SAY TWO PASSENGERS WERE TRAVELING WITH PASSPORTS THAT HAD BEEN REPORTED STOLEN. ALISON HARMELIN, FOR CBS NEWS. NEW YORK.
A rally at the State House in Montpelier today to support paid sick days for employees. Elizabeth Keatinge reports.
((13:22:06:17 Today is international women's day - clapping" 13:22:13:22)) A passionate group of dozens of women - and men - assembled in front of the State House Saturday for the Women's March for Dignity - demanding lawmakers support paid sick day policies for all workers. ((Heather Getty/Vermont Workers Center 13:20:27:13 At my job as a personal care attendant, I had the flu and I couldn't afford to take the day off.13:20:32:12)) Speakers recalled personal stories as they asked for state representatives to pass bill H208 which would allow all workers, including temporary and part-time workers, to accrue paid sick time. A representative for Senator Bernie Sanders read a letter showing his support of the issue. ((13:30:16:03 And today, while women have made significant gains, they still make only 77 cents for every dollar men make and continue to face discrimination in the work place and are still under represented in positions of political and economic power.13:30:29:17)) The group singled out one politician in particular. ((13:35:07:21 Who has the power to make the call but stands in the way of rights for all? Shumlin Shumlin Shumlin Shumlin Shumlin 13:35:17:05)) The group says having paid sick days is especially important for those parents who have low income jobs - and have to make the choice between staying home with their sick child-- or putting food on the table. ((Sarah Weintraub/Supporter of Paid Sick Days 13:44:06:28 When a kid is sick it can be a crisis for the whole family if a parent doesn't have paid sick days to be able to care for their child.13:44:14:11)) The Vermont Chamber of Commerce and other business organizations oppose mandatory paid sick leave saying that it increases the cost of doing business and that it would force them to reduce hours and staff. Although this rally was held on International Women's Day - the group says they are pushing for paid sick days for men and women. ((Sarah Weintraub/Supporter of Paid Sick Days 13:45:00 The bill that we want passed is universal, every single worker - we don't want anyone excluded from the right to paid sick days. It's really a right. 13:45:05:10)) A right that this group says is the cure ailing employees need. Elizabeth Keatinge Channel Three Montpelier.
A possible bus drivers' strike in Burlington is moving closer. The Chittenden County Transportation Agency says its drivers could begin a work stoppage on Monday. If that occurs there will be no public transportation in the Burlington area. The union and the CCTA have been at odds over working hours, the hiring of part-time drivers and working conditions. The two sides met again today.
Coyotes are on the prowl in our region. A biologist in New Hampshire says he has received more than 10 calls recently-- in the Keene area-- for a deer that was taken by coyotes. Biologists are warning people to keep their pets inside at night. Offiicials say coyotes are hunting more right now-- often in packs-- killing deer, house cats and any other animals they come in contact with.
Vermont Health Connect is on the minds of small businesses owners at the 19th annual Burlington Home Show. Logan Crawford reports
As spring approaches, many Vermont homeowners prepare to work on their houses... So they head to the Burlington Home Show. And many Vermont small business owners - with their products and services on display there - prepare to change health insurance plans - to the new Vermont Health Connect. (tile 0881 00:08:13:15) ((Gary Crowley/Crowley Construction "Don't have to manage the health insurance policy for everybody, that part is nice for the owners." 00:08:22:07)) Gary Crowley is optimistic the new health care plan can only be good for himself and his employees. (tile 0881 00:06:55:14) ((Gary Crowley/Crowley Construction "I believe it's going to make it easier for small businesses to give the employees a chance to get the healthcare." 00:07:04:25)) (tile 0894 00:21:52:21) ((Logan Crawford/Burlington "Many business owners at the Burlington Home Show say the new health care system in Vermont is helpful. But some say it's causing a real headache." 00:22:00:25)) (tile 0893 00:18:07:22) ((Marshall Paulsen/Vermont Energy Contracting and Supply: "we're small business people. And the amount of time we've had to invest in signing up for a new program has been a nuisance. And we're disappointed that for all the effort we've done, to follow the guidelines that we've been required to we still don't know what our health insurance program for ourselves and our employees is going to be." 00:18:26:29)) Paulsen says he began the process to enroll in Vermont Health Connect in the Fall-- and it's been slow going. And once he says, once he is enrolled, he's afraid it will hurt his employees and his company. (tile 0893 00:18:42:08) ((Marshall Paulsen/Vermont Energy Contracting and Supply "Don't know what the costs are going to be, but all the projections we're seeing is yes we're going to see an increase in our premiums and an increase in our co-pays for our employees." 00:18:52:17)) Whether they are supporters and skeptics of Vermont Health Connect, business owners say eager for the enrollment period to end so they know EXACTLY what the costs will be-- and how it will affect their company's bottom line. Logan Crawford, channel 3 news, Burlington. -3-
still ahead on tonight's news... how these books are benefiting the local library.... Plus-- the Irish Heritage festival is in full swing this week... but First.. Here's Dave with the weather...
Buying books at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington for a good cause. The library is holding its Think Spring Sale Saturday and Sunday. They received a large book donation from the National Gardening Association and are selling practically new books on cooking and gardening.
((Robin Twery/Friends of the Fletcher Free Library 13:47:40:03 They are in very good condition. Some of them are prize books. They are classic books in their field and they would be making great gifts for those who do like to cook and do like to garden. 13:47:49:00)) Proceeds from the book sale will go to support programs at the library.
Irish eyes are smiling in Burlington for the 19th annual Irish Heritage Festival. The festival features concerts, Irish crafts, and programs to discovers your Irish roots. Its funded through raffle ticket sales - the grand prize is a trip for two to Ireland. The event kicked off with a lecture at Saint Michael's College about the Irish role in the American Civil War.
(tile 0803 00:03:23:16) ((Liam McKone/Burlington Irish Heritage Festival "They came to North America for the most part, many of them came to Canada because it was cheaper, and then came down from Canada and all the little port cities around Lake Champlain received their share of these Irish." 00:03:37:02)) The festival runs through March 16th.
TONIGHT: Few flurries early, then clearing. Low: 5/15 Wind: Light SUNDAY: Daylight Saving Time! Mostly sunny & colder. High: 20/28 Wind: NW 5-10 mph SUNDAY NIGHT: Increasing clouds. Light snow after midnight. T-1" Low: 5/15 Wind: Light MONDAY: AM light snow, then PM flurries. High: 27/35 Low: 20/28 Wind: S 5-10 mph TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy. Chance for rain/snow showers. High: 30s Low: 15/25 WEDNESDAY: Chance for snow. High: 20s Low: 0/10 THURSDAY: Chance for AM snow, then PM snow showers. High: 10/20 Low: -5/5 FRIDAY: Partly sunny. High: 20s Low: 15/25 SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy. Chance for rain/snow showers. High: 30s
Connecting the mind body and soul in Burlington. The Burlington Yoga Conference began 6 years ago -- and has become a staple in the community. The weekend long event brings out about 200 participants every year-- and offers nearly 30 workshops designed to give participants a chance to explore new forms of yoga.
((Malory Goldstein/Yoga Participant 00:42:12 "You get to experience different teachers, maybe see if you want to try out different studios, if you've never been to a studio you can find out where you may want to go so it's a lot of fun." 00:42:21)) Day passes to the event start at 99 dollars, you can register for a single class for 27 dollars.
The Vermont high school basketball season coming to a close today with four boys state title games. Let's begin at Patrick Gym...a packed house to see third seed Rice face number five Mount Mansfield for the Division One title... --- opening play of the game...Tommy Fitzgerald...scored 13 points...here with the alley oop to Kendrick Gray...that set the tone for the game... --- Cougars trying to hang close...this Sam Kitsos jumper pulling MMU within three midway thru the second quarter... --- but Rice ends the half on a 14-2 run... Fitzgerald to Ben Shungu for three of his 18...the sophomore also grabbed ten rebounds... --- early third...Matt Maynard, one of his four steals...Gray follows at the other end with the throwdown ...part of a 10-2 run that puts this out of reach... Rice wins 66-35... the Green Knights second straight title, fourth in six years...
((TRT: 20 ... OC: GREAT FEELING.))
Let's head to Barre ...the Division Two finals...U-32 versus Lyndon... --- first quarter LI's Axerre Ntabana two and the foul. He had 9. Vikings by 4 after 1. --- U32 answers in the second. Chris Collins with back to back hoops. He had a team high 10. Raiders down 1. --- Final seconds of the first half, off the miss Lyndon in transition, Mason Lantz scores right at the buzzer. 26-22 Vikings at the break. --- All Lyndon in the third defense leading to offense, Lantz the steal for 2 and the foul. He had a game high 19. The Vikings use a 13-4 run in the third to go on to win their first ever d2 state title, 55-35 the final.
((TRT: 20 ... OC: THE L.I. COMMUNITY))
the nightcap at the Aud...D-3 final...top seed Williamstown... number two Randolph... --- The Ghosts only 2 losses this season coming against the Blue Devils. Jason Manwaring cutting to the hoop for 2 of his 21 points... --- Randolph hanging around in that first half, Ross Caswell for 2. He had a team high 24. --- Then it's Brandon Keyes with the nice take for 2 of his 15 points. --- But momentum swings the Devils way right before half. Garret Poulin goes glass at the buzzer. 52-41 Williamstown at the break. --- The Blue Devils go on a 20-8 run in the third, Devin Duff a game high 31 including 4 3's. it's a 50th straight win and a third straight Division Three title... Williamstown wins 88-69.
((TRT: 20 ... OC: "I CAN'T BELIEVE IT"))
the day at Barre beginning with the D-4 state final...Twin Valley and Danville... --- Back and fourth in the first half, Danville's Patrick White nailing this one at the end of the second quarter. It's 24 all at the break. --- The Wildcats start to pull away in the second half. Colin Lozito a third quarter three, then Dal Nesbitt with a three in the fourth, He had a team high 13. Twin Valley up by 10. --- But the final 5 minutes belong to the Indians. Brett Elliot for 3. Danville down 5. --- later White completes the comeback with the shot in the paint. He had 20. Danville ends the game on a 17-0 run to win the D4 state title, 50-43 over Twin Valley. The Indians first title in 25 years.
((TRT: 19 .... OC: THIRD TIME'S THE CHARM))
Let's head to Albany ...the UVM men's basketball team...top seed after winning the regular season title, facing number eight UNH in the America East quarterfinals... --- down eight twelve minutes into the game, Vermont closes the half on an 18-2 run... the Cats with a balanced attack...five players reaching double figures... Clancy Rugg had 15... --- as did Candon Rusin who hit three of five from three point range ... --- Sandro Carissimo and a rejuvenated Luke Apfeld each scored 12 ... --- and Brian Voelkel came out on a mission ...one day after not being named the conference player of the year, Voelkel records the first triple double in America East tournament history... ten points, fourteen rebounds and ten assists... as Vermont wins 77-60. They'll face host Albany in a rematch of last year's
((TRT: 16 ... OC: TEAM WIN TONIGHT))
NCAA Division Three tournament... Plattsburgh and Castleton women meeting in the second round in Brunswick, Maine... --- it's all Cardinals in the first half... Kathleen Payne...three of her team high 19... Plattsburgh up 18 at the break 38-20... --- but Castleton storms back in the second... and when Jade Desroches hits a three off the glass this one is tied at 52...game high 23 for the Enosburg standout... --- under a minute left ...Spartans up three ...Brittany Marshall banks in a three for Plattsburgh and we go to overtime tied at 65 ... --- in OT...Desroches finds BFA-St. Albans star Shelby Labarge for the layin off the inbounds play to put Castleton up two with under two minutes left ... Plattsburgh goes cold late, while the Spartans hit five key free throws to win 76-70 to advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time, where they will face Tufts on Friday...site and start time to be determined.
Check out this monster alley-oop jam by Plattsburgh's Xavier Thomas off the inbounds play. The Cardinals beating Eastern Connecticut State in the second round of the NCAA tournament tonight 70-60... Plattsburgh will face Amherst in the Sweet 16 on Friday, the same team that knocked the Cards out of last year's tournament in the second round.
Norwich hosting not one, but two ECAC East hockey championship games this afternoon and evening at Kreitzberg. the fourth ranked Norwich men renewing their rivalry with number six Babson tonight in Northfield ... --- midway thru the first ...Travis Janke feeds Tyler Paicentini...1-0 Cadets...but their only goal despite outshooting the Beavers 39-16 --- In the third it all falls apart for Norwich... Babson's Troy Starrett scores just 12 seconds into the period to tie the game at one... --- and midway thru the period...Babson power play...Nik Tasiopoulos beats Chris Czarnota on a weird shot off a skate... 2-1 Beavers ... --- Under a minute to go last chance for the Cadets but goaltender Jaime Murray simpy unreal between the pipes... for the second year in a row, Babson stuns Norwich in Kreitzberg, winning the ECAC East championship 2-1.
earlier this afternoon...the third ranked Norwich women hosting surprising Castleton in the ECAC East final...the Spartans in the championship game for the first time... --- no score just under six minutes into the second when Tori Charron breaks in alone and scores... first of her two...1-0 Cadets... --- off the ensuing face off, Norwich attacks again and Emily MacKinnon knocks in her own rebound... first of her two... two goals nine seconds apart. Norwich goes on to a 4-0 win, earning an automatic bid to their sixth straight NCAA Tournament appearance. A feeling that never gets old.
(((TRT: 11 OC: RAISE A BANNER)))
the top ranked Plattsburgh women's hockey team opens it's playoff run today... rolling past Utica 6-1 in the SUNYAC semifinals. The Cardinals will face either Elmira or Oswego in the conference championship game tomorrow afternoon at 3pm at Stafford Arena.
The UVM women's hockey team making it's first appearance in the Hockey East semifinals...facing fourth ranked Boston College in Hyannis, Massachusetts...less than two minutes into the second...Jackie Young's blast from the point tipped in front by Kate Leary to give B-C a 2-0 lead... --- midway thru the period...Eagles on a 3-on-2 rush and it's Leary again...her third of the game, a natural hat trick... --- still 3-0 midway thru the third...Vermont pulls their goalie on a power play for a 6-on-4 and it pays off ...Dayna Colang's shot finds it's way thru traffic... but the Cats get no closer and fall 3-1 to Boston College. Still a great season for the UVM women.
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