Thu 26-NOV-2015 11 P.M. News Script
Good Evening, thanks for joining us, I'm Adam Sullivan. And Happy Thanksgiving everyone. While many spent the afternoon and evening digesting those large meals with friends and family, others were hitting the stores looking for those great deals. (("We put all the electronic specials on one corner")) For a couple years now big box stores having been opening on Thanksgiving to give shoppers a jump start on the black Friday deals. At Kohls Department store-- at the University Mall in South Burlington, several hundred people lined up for the 6pm opening. The included a lot of Canadian shoppers. Most of the shoppers we spoke with didn't have too many specific items they intended to buy. But they were all looking out for bargains and were preparing for a night of shopping.
(("The JC Penny already,now we're doing Kohls and then come back tomorrow when everything else is open" "What are you guys here for? Crock Pots ...love the crock pots" "Full itinerary.Kohls and Macys tonight, then tomorrow is the Essex Outlets and then we go to Wal Mart at the end." "Our thanksgiving dinner is waiting for when we get home. We're going to be Microwaving it" "This is our first time ever, we really have no idea what we are doing")) Kohls will be open all night and all day tomorrow. It's estimated that 135 million Americans will hit the stores over the next several days.
Thanksgiving week usually means opening day for many of Vermont's Ski resorts, but this fall's warm temperatures forced some resorts to delay opening to skiers and riders. Eliza Larson tells us how resorts plan ahead to keep guests entertained this holiday weekend.
(TC 00:05:03:02 Title 3700)((Thomas Sullivan/Wilton, C.T.: "i'm expecting a good, very snow filled season." 00:05:06:14)) At 7:30 Thursday morning, Thomas Sullivan snapped into his skis. He woke up early to be the first in line on opening day. Sullivan and his family came from their home in Connecticut to Sugarbush Resort in Warren, Vermont, for Thanksgiving weekend. (TC 00:05:19:22 Title 3700)((Thomas Sullivan/Wilton, C.T.: "i'm here every weekend. TS: It's four and a half hours." 00:05:23:27)) He says he'll be working up an appetite on the slopes. ((skiers nats)) At 9:00 AM -- Sullivan and the other skiers and riders were off -- excited to FINALLY get the season started. (TC 00:01:51:20 Title 3698)((Win Smith/Sugarbush Resort Owner: "we opened a little bit late because of the roller coaster up and down weather, but we had enough cold days to get some really good snow made. So we're really excited." 00:01:59:11)) For Thursday's opening day, Sugarbush only had two chair lifts -- and four runs open. Sugarbush officials say they wish they had more to give on the first day. (TC 00:02:10:12 Title 3698)((Win Smith/Sugarbush Resort Owner: "you know, this is November in Vermont. You've got to remember that." 00:02:13:11)) (TC 00;18:06:03 Title 3719)((Eliza Larson/Warren: "with this fall's unseasonably warm temperatures, ski resorts throughout Vermont were feeling the pressure. But most of the resorts are hosting other Thanksgiving activities to keep their guests entertained." 00:19:18:08)) ((snow making at Stowe nats)) Stowe Mountain Resort saw a window to make snow earlier this week. They are prepared to entertain guests on and off the mountain. ((Jeff Wise/Stowe Mountain Resort: "this building Stowe Mountain Lodge is practically full. There's tons of activities happening around the resort.)) Resort officials -- as well as representatives from other inns and hotels around Mount Mansfield -- say many Thanksgiving week guests are NOT there to ski or ride. They are there to get away from the hustle and bustle of Turkey Day. Some places prepare Thanksgiving feasts for their guests. They also encourage guests to explore the area, go shopping, or even pick out a Christmas tree to bring home. (TC 09:09)((Jeff Wise/Stowe Mountain Resort: "Thanksgiving weekend is historically very busy.")) Sugarbush, like Stowe, has food and other activities planned for their Thanksgiving guests. Like Sullivan, who says he'll have turkey with a side of snow. Eliza Larson. Channel 3 News. Warren.
Burlington Moose Lodge members gathered more than 4- thousands pounds of food and turkey to donate to the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf. That broke the group's previous record. Each member filled a bag with staple items and then the ldoge bought turkeys to go with each bag. Over 150 total. It's one of the largest donations to the food shelf this year.
((Jim Robar/Moose member 12:48 The moose has a history. Last year, they broke a record from the previous year. This year, we broke a record from last year, so we're all pretty proud. We were all singing and just carrying the bags out into the truck. We jumped in our cars, met the truck down at the food shelf and unloaded the truck down there, and they were just overwhelmed.")) The food shelf asks members of the public to remember they need donations year round.
Tomorrow Burlington will light its giant tree on Church Street -- a symbol of the holiday season. Alex Apple tells the story of the girl who will flip the switch and the disease that nearly took her life so soon after she was born.
((Courtney Boutin/Bella's mom 01:48 When she was about 36 hours old, she started to get sick. It was pretty scary because we didn't know what was going on.)) Just a day after she was born at Fletcher Allen, Bella Boutin got sick. Intensive care doctors worked franticly to find out what was wrong. ((Courtney Boutin/Bella's mom 02:58 Because her brain was swelling, she went into a coma and was just basically -- very, very sick. 5 02:05 The team in the NICU was able to diagnose her with -- it's called a Urea Cycle disorder. 4 02:14 It affects the way she's able to process the byproducts of breaking down proteins.)) For a year Bella fought for her life, until the gift of life found her. A liver transplant -- gave this two year old a second chance. ((Courtney Boutin 03:20 She was as far as we know, the youngest patient to ever receive chemo dialysis at Fletcher Allen.)) Now six years old -- and healthy -- Bella loves gymnastics and hanging upside down which makes her mom quite nervous. ((Courtney Boutin: 04:37 She likes to hang upside down and climb things so gymnastics is pretty perfect for her. 6 06:07 When we're healthy and we're all together, that's a lot more important than the little things.)) Bella -- her two older sisters and parents spent Thanksgiving with family in New Jersey. Her mom -- offering to share Bella's story over the phone -- one day before her big moment. ((Tree NAT)) Lighting the giant -- iconic -- sign of the holiday season: the Church Street Christmas tree. ((Boutin: 28 It sounds like the marketplace likes to have a Make-a-Wish kiddo do the tree lighting every year.)) Next year -- Bella will go to Disney World -- a gift from the Make-a-Wish foundation. There, her favorite Disney character -- Sully from Monsters Inc. -- awaits. ((Boutin: 07:29 Things are going to be great for Bella, but this is a way for her to have just a moment to enjoy life to make up for the fact that she did have some pretty awful stuff happen.)) A reward for Bella -- who's been such a reward for the family that loves her. Alex Apple. Channel 3 News. Burlington.
Dan is here. A warm Thanksgiving today.
Police need your help tracking down an armed robber. Police say a white male entered Uncle Bills mini mart in Eden early this afternoon-- holding a knife and demanding cash. Police say the man then fled the area-- with an undisclosed amount of money-- in a black Ford escape-- with Vermont plates. Anyone with information is asked to contact Vermont State Police.
The White House was on lockdown for several hours Thanksgiving Day while the First Family celebrated inside. The Secret Service says a man named Joseph Caputo is in custody for jumping the White House fence. Kris Van Cleave reports.
(GRAPHIC) THE WOMAN WHO TOOK THESE PHOTOS TWEETED "I heard him take a deep breath and whisper "alright let's do this" and went for it" THE INTRUDER DROPPED TO HIS KNEES WITH HIS HANDS IN THE AIR AS THE SECRET SERVICE RUSHED TO ARREST HIM. HIS FLAG WAS PUT INTO AN EVIDENCE BAG WHILE A BOMB SQUAD SEARCHED THE WHITE HOUSE LAWN. THE FACT THE INTRUDER MADE IT OVER THE FENCE RAISES QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SECURITY UPGRADES PUT IN PLACE OVER THE SUMMER. IN JULY NEW SPIKES WERE INSTALLED ON THE WHITE FENCE TO MAKE IT HARDER TO CLIMB. THE SECRET SERVICE CALLED THAT A TEMPORARY SECURITY MEASURE UNTIL A LONG-TERM SOLUTION CAN BE IMPLEMENTED. THIS INCIDENT FOLLOWS A SERIES OF EMBARRASING INCIDENTS FOR THE SECRET SERVICE--INCLUDING A SECURITY BREACH WHERE A FENCE JUMPER WAS ABLE TO GET INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE AND MADE IT ALL THE WAY TO THE EAST ROOM. HE WAS ONE OF THREE MEN TO JUMP THE FENCE LAST YEAR. (Kris Van Cleave/On Camera Tag 1:02-1:16) CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST CAPUTO ARE PENDING BUT AT THIS POINT WE HAVE NO IDEA WHY HE JUMPED THE FENCE OR WHAT WAS IN THAT BINDER. KRIS VAN CLEAVE, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON
Thanks dan... Coming up on tonight's news.. A Thanksgiving tradtion continues in Wells.... Sot.... Plus.. We'll head to Montpelier... And into the kitchen to see how a meal that feeds hundreds, is prepared.... (TC 00:01:11:49 Tile 7674) (( William Preis, Volunteer - "There's probably 75-80/90 turkeys that went out to be cooked..uh, there's 100 lbs. of potatoes to be cooked."))
A Thanksgiving tradition in Wells brings together the whole community. Five years ago -- residents of the southern Vermont town decided to prepare a Thanksgiving dinner for their neighbors -- who couldn't make the holiday meal on their own. Volunteers drop off different dinner items like green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, and pies. This year, more than 40 residents -- young and old -- came to feast at the Wells Village School.
(TC 00:27:15:23))((Michell e Bates/Wells: "people that are home alone. People that can't travel anymore. It's important. Thanksgiving is an important part of our insides. It's ingrained in us.")) The meal is free for those who attend. Organizers say that numbers at the dinner have varied each year.
A Thanksgiving dinner-- 43 years in the making-- brought hundreds out in Montpelier today. Alden Pellett brings us there and gives the sights and sounds of the big meal.
NATS - Cooking (TC 00:01:12:22 Tile 7674) (( William Preis, Volunteer - "They started here, four, five o'clock in the morning cooking.")) (TC 00:01:11:19 Tile 7674) (( William Preis, Volunteer - "Last year we had 680 people and this year, I think we're going to be more than that." )) NATS - Food coming out of the oven (TC 00:01:11:41 Tile 7674) (( William Preis, Volunteer - ...We're in the middle of it right now....")) NATS ((woman - "I'm not doing dishes for the rest of the week.")) (TC 00:01:11:49 Tile 7674) (( William Preis, Volunteer - There's probably 75-90 turkeys that went out to be cooked..uh, there's 100 lbs. of potatoes to be cooked, there's probably another 60 pounds of squash. There's 12 lbs of peas, 1:12:08 ... about another 15-20 pounds of beans.)) NATS - "Pumpkin, Apple, and one pecan. " (TC 00:01:18:42 Tile 7675) (( Richard DeCosta, 30-year Volunteer - "When I volunteered 30 years ago, they asked me if I knew how to make gravy. I said, wasn't a problem..and for the last thirty years I've come here, and I've done the gravy...")) NATS - Pouring gravy. (TC 00:01:18:42 Tile 7675) (( Richard DeCosta, 30-year Volunteer - "Montpelier is a large community, and many people don't know other people. this is a time when you can get to know everybody.")) (TC 00:01:14:03 Tile 7674) (( William Preis, Volunteer - "I've retired, and now I can help the people and the community in a way that I know they need it.")) (TC 00:01:15:23 Tile 7674) (( William Preis, Volunteer - " Hundreds of hands are working to make it possible for a community to share a thanksgiving day with others.")) (( Richard DeCosta, 30-year Volunteer - "Some of them came in yesterday.")) (TC 00:01:24:34 Tile 7675) (( Richard DeCosta, 30-year Volunteer - It's a two-three day affair really....and a few hours later, it's all gone. (laughs)" )) NATS - Musician playing. (TC 00:01:19:01 Tile 7675) (( Richard DeCosta, 30-year Volunteer - "It's not for any one person, it's for people from all walks of life here.")) (TC 00:01:19:50 Tile 7675) (( Richard DeCosta, 30-year Volunteer - " ...and I just enjoy being here.")) NATS - music ((END AFTER WOMAN TURNS AROUND))
Tonight: Partly cloudy and breezy. Low 40/48. Wind S 15-20 mph. Friday: Mostly cloudy and warm. Showers developing late. High 52/58. Wind S 15-20 mph. Friday Night: Cloudy skies. Rain showers changing to snow showers. Low 25/35. Wind W 10-15 mph. Saturday: Partly sunny. A few morning flurries, mountain snow showers. High 35/42. Wind N 5-10 mph. Sunday: Mostly sunny. High 38/45. Low 15/22. Monday: Mostly sunny. High 30s. Low 18/28. Tuesday: Partly sunny. Chance of rain/snow showers. High 35/45. Low 30s. Wednesday: Cloudy skies. Rain and snow showers. High 35/45. Low 20s. Thursday: Partly sunny. High 30s.
This week we've asked people across the state what they're thankful for this holiday. One word stood out: family. Here's a taste of the blessings Vermonters feel.
((Mary Beth Pinard-Brace 16:30 My youngest daughter is home from college. I've got three grandchildren that are wonderful, so I do get to spend time with family, and I'm truly thankful for them. 16:53 There's so much to be thankful for this time of year, and I live in a great state. It's a wonderful place to be.)) (00:08:22:00) ((Gov. Peter Shumlin - D-Vermont Happy Thanksgiving, we are thankful that you are Vermonters and we look forward to welcoming more refugees who are leaving horrid, horrid circumstances to come to the promised land)) ((Brian Nadworniak/JCPenney 02:58 I'm thankful for my family and the family at JC Penney, work as well. The key thing is just family, you know.)) ((Erin Knapp/Burlington 22:59 I'm definitely thankful for my family this Thanksgiving. We're all going to be together, so I'm happy to go home and be with them and eat a great meal and have some good drinks.")) ((Brian Shedd/Best Buy 28:05 Growing up in Vermont, part of our family was from the NEK so we always used to go up there as a kid, and I always remember those Thanksgiving dinners when there's all kinds of snow.)) ((Bonnie Baraw/Newport I'm thankful for family. I'm thankful that I still have my mother. She's a very important part of my life.)) ((Jim Robar/South Burlington: This has always been one of my favorite holidays I think because I love to eat.)) ((Coach Kevin Sneddon/UVM Hockey 13:24:48 Ugh oh oh Watching football, overeating and just being around good people.)) ((Brendan Bradley/UVM Hockey 13:14:59 Id' say just being around the guys. I know I spend all the time with them but having to have one less awkward conversation with my aunt is pretty good.))
It took 16 years, but the Primelink trophy was taken from the area last November when Concordia College beat Norwich in a shootout in the championship game. Plattsburgh, Middlebury and Norwich look to win that trophy back starting tomorrow afternoon in Northfield. The host Cadets play in the second game of the day, a 7 o'clock puck drop against this year's invited school, Connecticut College. Norwich has won the Primelink all 5 times it has hosted the tournament, but the 7th ranked Cadets didn't play their best hockey at Krietzberg over the weekend. The team lost to previously winless Skidmore last Friday and had to score 2 goals in the final minutes Saturday to eek out a 2-1 win over rival Castleton. Maybe the last few minutes of that game against the Sparatans was the wake up call the Cadets needed.
(((Mike McShane/"It certainly helps the attitude, because I don't remember a time where we lost two games at home in a row. That would've hurt a little bit, there's no question about that. We're going to be in every game. We've got a lot of guys out right now and we're down a little bit with numbers, so we're just going to have to check hard and realize the only way we're going to win is to stay persistent and hard nosed.")))
The Primelink kicks off tomorrow at 4 o'clock with Middlebury taking on Plattsburgh. This will be the first time since 2002, that Middlebury won't have head coach Bill Beaney behind the Panthers bench for the tournament. The guy that was the interim coach for Middlebury in the 2002 Primelink is the same guy that is the head coach for them this season, Neil Sinclair. Sinclair has Middlebury off to a 1-0-1 start, but is going up against a second ranked Plattsburgh that's 6-0 and running on all cylinders. Could Middlebury's lack of games played heading into the weekend be a factor?
(((Neil SInclair/"I do think there are some benefits to starting later and legs might be a little fresher. We don't have as many games under our belt, but the guys are hungry to get going. I don't think it really plays a huge role in it and I think the guys are just going to be excited to get on the ice and play Plattsburgh."))) (((Bob Emery/"I think we're going to have our work cut out for us playing Middlebury at Norwich this round. We just have to try and get out there and play good Cardinal Hockey, play hard, control the puck and take advantage of the large ice surface.")))
When Montpelier's Amanda Pelkey became the first player to sign with the Boston Pride of the new National Women's hockey league, Pelkey didn't know what to expect. But after witnessing her team's home opener Sunday at Harvard, Pelkey is making Vermont and the Pride, proud. (((For the first time in her life, Amanda Pelkey isn't with family on Thanksgiving.))) ((("I have work obligations."))) (((That's right. The UVM grad is too busy with her professional career.))) ((("I know it's only twice a week, but with the group that we have, our practices, may be short, but they're high end. Our legs are burning after it, so they're are good training wise and obviously it's good competition throughout the whole league."))) (((Pelkey is fitting right in with the Boston Pride. Two goals and two assists in five games.))) ((("She's kind of becoming a complete player. To see that polish go with the skill is just great. I love coaching her. She's a great te3ammate and she's going to do an awesome job for us."))) (((She's impressed her coach and teammates.))) ((("Amanda Pelkey is an amazing player."))) (((Teammates Amanda hopes to one day skate with on olympic ice.))) ((("I've had the comfort of playing with her on the U.S. team and now on a professional team. It's really great to see how her career has blossomed and progressed especially from UVM to here, now, being a paid professional athlete. She's made so many great strides and it's going to be amazing to see her career unfold."))) ((("It's great to have a big group with our Boston Pride training for USA hockey."))) (((It's a different journey, with a new family, and Amanda Pelkey is thankful for every second of it.))) ((("I'm happy with it. I'm having fun. I'm enjoying myself and I think we can all say the same thing.")))
On top of other local college hockey tournaments in Middlebury and Castleton tomorrow, the UVM women's basketball team is also hosting a tournament. The Cats take on St. Francis at 7 on day one of the TD Bank Classic. The Cats will then face the winner of Friday's Quinnipiac-Georgetown game on Saturday in either the Consolaiton or championship game. After winning their season opener 2 weeks ago, The Cats are coming off an 0-3 road trip.
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