Sun 30-AUG-2015 6 P.M. News Script
Good evening, thanks for joining us, I'm Adam Sullivan. A new poll out of Iowa shows that Bernie Sanders is gaining ground in the race for the democratic nomination for president. The Des Moines Register-- Bloomberg Politics poll show Hillary Clinton with the lead at 37 percent. But Sanders is just 7 points behind at 30 percent. Vice President Joe Biden -- who has not yet entered the race-- received 14 percent. A political expert-- appearing on CBS' Face The Nation-- says Sanders is tapping into the same demographic that helped Barack Obama win in 2008. (( Ann Selzer // Iowa pollster :"So he is losing by seven points. He leads by eight points with people who say this would be the first time they participated in the caucus. He leads by over 20 points with people who say they consider themselves independents and people who are underage 45. Now, that is the Obama coalition. Those are the groups he put together that surprised Hillary Clinton in 2008."))
That growth in support comes as young activists play an increasingly important role in building a campaign. Alex Apple introduces us to a young Vermonter -- with no political experience -- who is playing a crucial role in organizing Sanders' supporters.
When Aidan King walks down the street in Montpelier....he goes unrecognized. Hardly a soul realizing he's what some are calling a vital piece of the political revolution Bernie Sanders seeks across the country. ((Aidan King/Grassroots for Sanders 32:20 We could pretend that we're expert political organizers and we know what we're doing and we're doing a good job, but it's not. Its Bernie.)) By day -- King works at a winery. In his free time -- he's the man behind an online community of over 90,000 Sanders supporters -- running an online page that gets over 500,000 views per month. ((Aidan King/Grassroots for Sanders 27:23 We decide that well, if Bernie Sanders is going to run for president, we want to be ready.)) To be ready: King and a friend from California created the Bernie Sanders for President page on Reddit -- a social networking and news site. As Sanders has surged in the polls -- so too has the number of online activists. ((Ben Schrekinger/Politico 03:33 There really is not the same kind of grassroots excitement for many of these other candidates.)) Politico reporter Ben Schrekinger followed Sanders to a rally in Reno, Nevada. Via Skype he says the campaign -- with the help of their Reddit allies -- have turned political organizing on its head. ((Ben Schrekinger/Politico 1:04 They've reversed the normal political formula. That was the extent to which they were relying on volunteers.)) When Sanders turns out huge crowds -- 1 in five people at those rallies sign up to volunteer. That helps the campaign save money on paid staffers and try to overcome Hillary Clinton's fundraising advantage. ((Aidan King/Grassroots for Sanders 30:50 We're really trying to generate constructive discourse.)) Here's how the Reddit page helps: Sanders volunteers can organize themselves before ever arriving at a rally. Activists carpool -- bring signs -- and gameplan to spread Sanders message. Once paid staffers come to town, volunteers are already organized -- and running the show. ((Aidan King/Grassroots for San ders 38:17 Which has never been used in this way before. I think that already puts them at the forefront in terms of digital campaigning.)) ((Ben Schrekinger/Politico 05:27 They're going to turn that into things like phone banking, organizing people to knock on doors.)) One to two thousand people are on the King's organizing page at any one time -- Revolution? Not quite. But he says a start ...from one of the most unlikely sources. AA. Ch3N. Montpelier.
Hillary Clinton will be campaigning in New Hampshire next weekend. Meanwhile republican candidates continue to flock to the Granite State. On Wednesday, Ohio Governor John Kasich (Kay- sITCH) will host a town hall in West Lebanon. That's one of five events he will hold in the coming days. Donald Trump continues to lead the GOP field.
A helicopter rescue in New Hampshire's White Mountains. Friday afternoon, a 31-year-old New Hampshire woman had a medical emergency on the Garfield Ridge Trail in Franconia -- about five miles away from the nearest trailhead. Other hikers stepped in to help her. An Army National Guard helicopter took her to emergency responders waiting at the nearby Cannon Mountain Ski Area.
The health care and hospitality industries in Vermont are driving job creation in the state The labor department statistics show 17 hundred jobs were added in the health care industry since 2014. 25 hundred were added in leisure and hospitality. That's an increase of just over two percent. Vermont's unemployment rate was at 3.6 percent in July -- that remains well below the national average.
A high-end hotel could be on its way to the Burlington International Airport. Aviation Direction Gene Richards says a hotel could be the latest addition to an area that's seen dramatic expansion over the last 15 years. Developers have been asked to submit proposals for what could be a 120-room hotel. Richards says a hotel could be up and running by late 2017 if the city finds the right developer.
Bear hunting season begins this week in Vermont and New Hampshire. Vermont officials say, it's part of an effort to help manage the 6,000 bears in the Green Mountain State. Vermont has two bear hunting seasons .... The early one starts Wednesday and requires a special tag. Hunters took 5-hundred 62 bears last year in Vermont. The largest number were in the town of Rockingham where 12 bears were taken.
Hunters will also be out-- starting Tuesday-- looking for Canada Geese. The purpose of the September season is to help control Vermont's population prior to more birds migrating south for the winter. New Hampshire also opens goose hunting season this week.
Summer is still going strong, and even though it's almost September, we have more very warm days ahead. Tonight will be mainly clear, and Monday will be mostly sunny.
the college move in continues... We will talk with students... and... We'll take a closer look at sunsets and what makes the colors pop....
It's a sign summer nears an end. The colleges kids are returning. Thousands of young people are settling into Chittenden County for the first time. Campus was a buzz at Champlain College in Burlington this weekend. This year 5-hundred 61 students make up the incoming freshman class joining a student body from 41 states and 22 countries.
((Christian Perez-Waldo, ChavI love the college not only because of its location, because it is in this awesome city, there's so much to do, last night we went on this boat cruise and that was awesome.)) ((Joseph Ertle, Champlain College Freshman 20:17 "It's a great city, there's a lot of food, there's a lot of stuff to do, there's great scenery also, you can see the mountains and stuff.)) Earlier this week UVM welcomed 24-hundred freshmen to campus and St. Mike's welcomed about 500 first-year students. Burlington College students move in during the first week of September.
Colorful sunsets are often eye catching. But what is the science behind them. Nick Borelli reports.
Bold, beautiful, and eye-catching-- We all see sunrises and sunsets a little differently. (00:01:19:00-00:01:29: 00) ((Andy Nash/NWS Burlington: For me it's a mix of the colors and the clouds that are in the sky. Just the way the sun is below the horizon and you've got that last vestiges of light bouncing off of the clouds)) Andy Nash is a meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Burlington-- With 23 years of experience, he knows how sunrises and sunsets work. (00:22:28:00-00:22:32: 00) ((When the sun is lowest on the horizon that's when sunlight has to go through the most amount of atmosphere.)) Sunlight is made up of all the colors of the rainbow-- Each with a different wavelength. The shorter wavelength colors-- Like the blues-- get filtered out when the sun is low on the horizon-- So we can't see them. On the other hand ... (00:22:35:00-00:22:45) ((AN: The yellows, the reds, the oranges, those are the longer wavelengths, they can make it through the atmosphere, all the air and dust)) The yellow, red, and orange colors are enhanced by small particles in our atmosphere-- Smoke from wildfires creates firey sunsets. (00:06:26:00-00:06:38: 00) ((AN: So the dust and the smoke particles is absorbing that short wavelength light, the blues and greens, and so the only light waves that can make it thru are the reds.)) For a memorable sunrise or sunset--a few clouds need to be in the mix. (00:01:41:00-00:01:54: 00) ((AN: I think there's more good sunsets up in this part of the world because we have a lot more clouds, and those high cirrus clouds, those thin ice clouds way up high, they can make some really good sunrises or sunsets.)) The ice crystals in cirrus clouds bounce around all of the red light-- magnifying that wow factor. A wow factor that-- come sunrise or sunset-- many of us just can't get enough. NB. Channel 3. Burlington
Today featured a mix of sun and clouds, with warm temperatures. Tonight will be mainly clear. The last day of August will be very summer-like on Monday, with mostly sunny skies and highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s. Tuesday will be even warmer, with sunny skies. The first week of September will be feeling just like the middle of summer. High pressure will keep the sky sunny on Wednesday, with some spots near 90 for a daytime high. A weak cold front may touch off a few afternoon thunderstorms on Thursday. Otherwise, it will be very warm and humid. Friday will be sligltly cooler, but still warm. Dry and very warm weather will continue into next weekend. Overall, the weather this week is looking excellent for the Champlain Valley Fair, but it would be a good idea to wear the sunscreen!
Vermonters love their craft beer -- and they also love being active. Gina Bullard found one new class that lets people have a little of both.
((nat)) Deep breaths and fluid movements are filling this Sunday morning yoga class in Burlington. ((nat)) Hips are lifted and so is the energy in this hour long session. ((nat)) Clearing their minds and opening up to what the day ahead has to bring...and in this case it's downward dog to downing a beer. (00:31:44:23) ((Amy Leiblein/Switchback "love yoga love beer why not pair them together?")) Switchback brewery hosts the Stretch and Sip classes in its new tap room. Where you can tap into your inner zen and then enjoy a pint or a flight -- all for 20-bucks. (00:47:39:24) ((Heidi Rumble/Participant "you mentally physically relax and then you get to relax with some libations afterwards")) (00:32:06:10) ((Amy Leiblein/Switchback "i feel like it's the quintessential vermont thing to do get some exercise then enjoy some good beer. beer compliments a lot of situations")) It's a win win for everyone -- the yoga instructor gets people who might not have normally tried the practice and Switchback gets to pour into a bigger customer base than they usually have most Sunday mornings. (00:49:50:22) ((David Higgins/Participant "sip stretch and crawl out of here haha")) David Higgins and his wife are celebrating their 33rd anniversary. (00:50:20:09) ((David Higgins/Participant "it's relaxing and enjoyable to be around community people and sipping and stretching is a great way to do it. g-all before noon! d-all before noon!")) Alcohol and exercise don't seem like the most obvious pairing but it's a craze happening across the country. (00:49:01:08) ((Sarah Quinttus/Soulshine Power Yoga "it's a nice fun reward, it's one and there's some carbohydrates that will refuel you after your exercise")) (00:51:57;16) ((GB "switchback is planning to host the stretch and sip events the last sunday of every month. it's a new way of finding your inner peace that people are toasting to. gb channel 3 news burlington"))
The UVM men's soccer team and the Catamount's field hockey team headed to Hofstra today for their second games of the year...The men's soccer team would fall to Hofstra 4-0.....The women's field hockey team faced Sacred Heart at Hofstra and would beat Sacred Heart 2-0...it's the earliest the field hockey team has gotten its first win of the season since 2010...
Red Sox wrapping up their series with the Mets today... --- Sox down 1-0 in the 6th, but with one on David Ortiz smoking this one deep to right and gone and two run bomb and the Sox take a 2-1 lead.. --- But the Mets get those back in the bottom of the inning...Juan Uribe driving this ball high and deep to straightaway center... lands right under the wall...two runs come in and score... Sox fall to the Mets this afternoon, 5-4..
Yankees in Atlanta today taking on the Braves... -- And it was a home run derby for New York... 2nd inning, Jacoby Ellsbury sending this one deep to right and that ball is gone, a three run shot and the Yankees are up 3-0... -- Pinstripes up 5-0 in the third, Stephen Drew crushing this ball deep to right field and it's another free baseball for the fans out there, a 2 run shot... Yankees hammer the Braves, 20-6 ...The Red Sox and Yankees begin a three game series at Fenway tomorrow night...
Lake Monsters hosting Tri-City Saturday night...Vermont rocking the retro Vermont Expo uni's this evening..... --- Vermont takes a 5-0 lead into the 7th inning but then everything falls apart ...Now up 5-1, Johnny Sewald lining this into right, Cesar Carrasco scores and it's 5-2 Vermont.. -- And then the wheels come off...Bobby Wernes to the same spot, right fielder slides but can't make the grab...Sewald and Alexander Melendez score and we are all tied up at 5... --- And it goes from bad to worse in the 9th inning...Kolbey Carpenter crushing this one deep to left and it's off of the wall..Wernes will score.. Lake Monsters fall to Tri-City 7-5...
Not the result fans would have liked yesterday, but they certainly got quite a treat before last night's game...former Vermont Expo and Boston Red Sox shortstop Orlando Cabrera was at Centennial Saturday, meeting with fans and signed some autographs. 20 years ago, Cabrera was a member of the Vermont Expos...With Vermont in 1995, Cabrera hit .282 scoring 37 runs, picking up 12 doubles, five triples, three homers, and 33 RBIs ....He would go on to play 15 seasons in the major leagues, but many in new england will remember him for his time with the Red Sox in 2004 when Boston won it's first world series in 86 years..but it all started here in Vermont..
(TRT: 23..a lot of memories) (cabrera/"when you come here and play in the New York penn league you do have a lot of dreams and hopes and things worked out really good for me. People treated me really well here and coming back, seeing a lot of familiar faces it's very, very humble coming down here. Very happy, thrilled to be here, see the fans and bring a lot of memories.")
Week one of the high school football season is now in the books... This season. Instead of us picking the top play of the week...we want you to tell us ....So here is a look at the best plays from Friday night.... Mt. Anthony at Middlebury Friday... Patriots Pat Powers with an amazing one handed interception in the endzone..
Mill River and WoodSTOCK Friday... MILL RIVER forced to punt...high snap... Michael Morgan does a great job just avoiding getting taken down, but it's a low kick that's tipped right into the hands of Patrick Potter and he will take it in for a Wasp touchdown...
Rutland and CVU.... CVU's Andrew Bortnick launching this down field...pass is tipped, then intercepted by Andrew Kenosh..playing a little hot potato...
And finally North Country and Fair Haven ..RYAN Alexander's pass pass batted up and then caught by Aidan Hogan...and the big man taking off... 76 yards to the endzone on the interception return...
So those are the four play of the week nominees...Today is the last day to VOTE ...and here's how you do it. Go to WCAX.com, head to the Sports tab, under that you'll see a sub tab for the Friday Football Frenzy page. Clicking on that will take you to our Frenzy page, where you can watch videos and take a look at the nominees again. Once you've decided on your favorite, go to the right side of the page and make your pick. We will reveal the results from the voting tomorrow night ....
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