Thu 16-MAY-2013 6 P.M. News Script
The Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh will be unveiling a new exhibit, in a new building, this weekend. Jane Williamson, Executive Director of the Museum, recently gave me a preview tour of the exhibit called 'free & Safe: The Underground Railroad in Vermont.'
((TRT: 4:42 ... OC: WE'RE THRILLED."))
The exhibit - Free & Safe: The Underground Railroad in Vermont - debuts with an opening ceremony Sunday at 2pm. The museum and the exhibit will be open daily starting Monday thru October 27th from 10am-5pm.
Tomorrow on the Thirty -- the invaders. As we've been learning all week in special reports on the 6 o'clock news -- the state is on the look out for invasive bugs and plants that can devastate the region. Tomorrow we will talk to a state expert -- on what to look out for and how to help.
Good evening, I'm Kristin Kelly. And I'm Darren Perron. He was supposed to serve a life sentence. Now convicted killer -- John Grega is out on bail -- and fighting to clear his name. Police say he raped and killed his wife. But he hopes newly discovered DNA evidence will give him a second shot at freedom. Jennifer Reading explains.
((Ian Carleton/Grega's lawyer 55:06 "My client John is accused of murder. He wants his day in court. He wants to prove his innocence.")) John Grega has a team of attorneys -- and The Innocence Project trying to exonerate him. On Thursday the New York man pled not guilty to aggravated murder -- for the SECOND time. In 1995 Grega was convicted and sentenced to life without parole for the brutal rape and murder of his wife -- while the couple was vacationing at a ski condo in West Dover. Police say Grega initially blamed her death on rough sex -- then later pointed the finger at pair of painters working in the complex. ((Ian Carleton/Grega's lawyer 49:56 "Mr. Grega spent almost 20 years in jail for a murder he did not commit.")) Last summer Grega was released. And granted a new trial, after closer examination of his wife's rape kit revealed the presence of another man's DNA. ((Jennifer Reading/Brattleboro 01:10:13 "The judge's decision to overturn Grega's conviction is based on a 2008 law that grants convicts a new trial if DNA evidence surfaces that was not used in their first trial.")) ((Ian Carleton/Grega's lawyer 01:00:15 "the fact that an unknown male DNA profile came from that particular location we believe is very strong evidence that the attack was perpetrated by someone else.")) But the state maintains Grega is guilty. As prosecutors prepare for a new trial -- 16 items -- from clothing to stains -- found at the original crime scene -- but never examined -- need to be tested for DNA. ((Judge John Wesley/Vt. Superior Court Judge "more than 2 months down the road and we still don't have an agreement who's going to do these tests.")) Prosecutors say back-ups at the Vermont Forensic Lab have slowed the process and forced them to look for for an approved out-of-state lab. But the defense claims these delays are violating Grega's right to a speedy trial. ((Ian Carleton/Grega's lawyer 00:55:27 "He's a free man today because of DNA testing. So we're not going to stand in the way of that testing but we're also not going to let the case languish.")) The state asked for three additional months. The judge made no decision from the bench. And Grega remains a free man ... At least for now. JR CH 3 News Brattleboro.
The defense also filed a separate motion to dismiss the case. Grega's lawyers claim the charges are unconstitutional because the state has failed to share its theory of the case. A trial date has not been set.
We first told you about exploding targets -- disrupting towns. And now -- we've learned that these homemade explosives -- that appeared to be legal -- are NOT. Ali Freeman joins us live from Rutland with an update tonight, Ali? Darren, it is now understood that these tannerite type explosives actually require a permit to use -- and the confusions has some law enforcement officials saying Vermont's explosives laws -- are outdated.
((Noreen Newell / Concerned about exploding targets "you could feel it. It shook the whole house it was unreal. It had to be a bomb -- we didn't know what it was.")) What Noreen Newell thought was a bomb -- came from this canister. Known by the popular brand name Tannerite, it holds a combination of ammonium nitrate prills and aluminum powder. When mixed together, the compound creates an explosive that detonates when struck by high speed bullets. It's used for target practice -- and it has put some Wallingford residents on high alert. ((Noreen Newell / Concerned about Exploding Targets "I just couldn't believe that someone could put off an explosive like that. Our first thoughts were that someone was breaking the sound barrier.")) Even though tannerite has been used to blow up cars -- or even houses -- it is legal under federal law. But a WCAX investigation recently discovered that under Vermont law -- exploding targets meet the definition of fireworks -- and to legally possess and use fireworks in the state, one must have a permit. 03:27:15 ((Lt. Paul White / " Like many products, if it's used the way it's designed and used the way it's intended to be safely used, it really isn't a problem. Is it technically legal to possess in its mixed form without a license or without a permit ....actually it's not.)) Lt. White says his concern is when people start to experiment, and increase the quantity of explosives used at one time. A half pound is recommended for target practice -- but 50 pounds can demolish a car. One pound of tannerite is equal to roughly one stick of dynamite. ((nats explosions)) But many argue that the exploding targets do not pose a threat, and are simply being used for fun. ((Mark Spafford / Otter Valley Supply "I think they are used by responsible people for recreational use on their own land and I think there is being a lot made of it. And there are a lot of other things going on that people could be worrying about. Nobody is getting hurt by it.")) Mark Spafford of Otter Valley Supply, says he was shocked to hear that the exploding targets require a permit to use. The tannerite type explosives are only considered a firework once mixed, so store owners are currently not breaking a law by selling the product to customers who don't have a permit. Lt. White says Vermont's explosives law is outdated, and has not caught up with new products on the market. 3:32:20 ((Lt. Paul White " So I think there is room for some legislative change to broaden the definition, bring it more in line with modern times and make it a little more clear cut for us as to what is and what is not legal and we should be pursuing". 3:32:36))
Although the exploding targets are now understood to be illegal without a permit, there are concerns about regulating this type of activity. Law enforcement agencies say illegal firework use is not a top priority -- so it is unclear if these explosives will be handled the same. Darren? So, Ali -- what do you if you're concerned about these exploding targets. Should you call police? After speaking with the Vermont State Police -- they made it clear that although the explosives are legal to buy but not to use -- do not hesitate to call law enforcement if there are any issues. Darren?
A head-on crash this morning -- left a woman dead in West Woodstock. The accident happened on Route 4. 84-year old Norma Sawyer of Bridgewater was driving a Dodge Neon when she collided with a box truck owned by Carrolls of Lebanon, New Hampshire. The truck driver suffered minor injuries. Sawyer's passenger is listed in satisfactory condition at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.
Prosecutors in New York say a man sitting on a grand jury -- picked up criminal charges himself -- for leaking information he learned -- to a suspect. Paul Jock of Bangor New York was taken into custody at the Franklin County court. Police say Jock provided secret information from a grand jury proceeding to a suspected narcotics trafficker. Authorities discovered the leak because the suspect was under surveillance.
He flashed a gun -- and stole cash from a store in Essex Junction. Now police are looking for this man. He robbed the Champlain Farms on Pearl Street this morning. He's a slender, white man, about 5-feet-8 inches tall. If you recognize him -- call Essex Police.
Police activity on a quite street in Burlington's New North End. This was the scene yesterday afternoon on Sandra Circle. A neighbor took these pictures from her house. The DEA raided a duplex. We hope to have more on this story for you tonight at 11.
This is the time of year -- the Green Mountains start to turn green again. And it's also when many birds begin to return to Vermont -- flying back from their winter get-a-ways. But some of those plants that are blooming -- are bad for birds. Wildlife experts say "the Invaders" are luring birds into what they're calling: ecological traps. Steve Bottari has more in our special report.
On a postcard perfect May day in hills of West Broofield Vermont -- Roz Renfrew is listening....for the sounds of -- R2D2? ((STAR WARS HIT)) It's not a droid she's looking for... but a bird...called the Bobolink (bob-a-link)...that sings a call that she says sounds like it's right out of the star wars movies... ((01:02:30 they're just fun -- they're fun to watch)) But -- when walking through the fields near her house -- she says these days, she's seeing fewer birds -- and more of something else... ((7237 4;24 we're seeing more and more invasives showing up in these fields -- 04;25)) A problem Renfrew says she sees... growing...statewide. These plants aren't just annoying for landowners... ((7237 18:53 i started hand pulling them //butted// but i couldnt keep up with them 1858)) -- experts say they're bad for Vermont's birds. ((7262 01:04:55 the invasives plants are a growing threat that we don't know a lot about yet -- but it looks a bit ominous for them" 01:05:03)) If there's someone that knows about birds in the state -- it's Roz Renfew -- she wrote the book on them. Literally. (***NATS from Anson's Bird Atlas Package***) It's only been in the last few years -- she says -- researchers have started to study the problems with birds and invasive species. In particular, experts are discovering that two really common plants in the state -- are doing damage.... Honeysuckle... ...And buckthorn (NATS) Both are invaders -- taking over the state slowly but steadily... ((ROSE 55:44 both of these species are expanding across vermont)) Invasives expert Rose Paul -- says they hurt the birds in multiple ways... ((ROSE 53:38 these things like honeysuckle and buckthorn are really manipulating the birds.)) Paul says the buckthorn lures birds in with bright berries that seem appealing -- but then don't provide the nutrition they need to make their migrations. ((ROSE 35;34 if we were about to run a marathon, and we ate a big bag of potato chips, that wouldn't work so well for us. It's the same with the birds, they're about to head out on a long journey and they're filling up on junk food. 35;44)) And the results -- are starting to be noticed. ((ROSE 42:26 people have documented that songbirds will get really weak when they fill up on buckthorn then take off on a migrattion flight. they become very weak, it's very bad for the birds.)) And as honeysuckle sucks up space in forests -- birds are building their nests in it -- to a devistating effect. ((ROSE 51:44 scientists have shown there's more predation of the nests -- that carnivores come in and eat more of the nestlings and the eggs.)) And wildlife experts fear -- as these invasive population increase -- some bird population will decline ((ROZ 10;26 you might see more of the birds that are already common -- and fewer of the birds that we're concerned about -- that are the less common birds -- becoming even less common 10;35)) ((SB: 01:37;57 The best way people can help with invasive species like this one -- wildlife experts say -- is to actually do a simple weekend do-it-yourself project -- where you get rid of the invasive species off of your land -- and replace it with a native one.01:14;10)) One suggested alternative -- the Juneberry. ((ROSE 39:31 that has beautiful white flowers this time of year. and then in june -- it has that taste a lot like blueberries -- we like to eat them; and so do the birds 39;41)) Experts say -- the key -- is trying to keep the local trees and plants thriving -- which in turn -- will help birds -- like the Bobolink ((ROZ 01:01;56 probably my favorite bird period)) Back in the fields... Roz hears what's she's looking for ((***NAT***)) The bird version of a famous droid... A bobolink -- recently returned to the green mountains for the summer... After a while -- the bird flies away (NATS) The fear is -- if these invaders continue their takeover -- one day it may not fly back. SB, C3N, West Brookfield.
The Nature Conservency has created a list of alternative options for people looking to replace the invasive species in their yard. We put a link to that list in our infocenter -- at w-c-a-x-dot-com
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows: 35/45 Winds: NW 5-10 mph Friday: N: Partly cloudy. Sprinkle? S: Mostly sunny. Highs: 63/70 Wind: NW 5-10 mph Friday Night: Mostly clear & cool. Lows: 30/40 Wind: Light Saturday: Partly cloudy. Sprinkle, North? Highs: 68/74 Wind: N 5-10 mph Extended: Saturday night: Lows: 35/45 Sunday: Partly cloudy. Pop up shower? Highs: 68/74 Lows: 40s Monday: Partly sunny. Chance showers. Highs: 70s Lows: 45/55 Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. Chance showers Highs: 70s Lows: 50s Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. Chance showers. Highs: 70s Lows: 50s Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Chance showers. Highs: 65/75
Vermont has a new mental health commissioner -- Paul Dupre of Barre. Dupre currently runs Washington County Mental Health Services. He's also a former mayor of Barre. Dupre takes the reins as the state mental health system turns a corner in its recovery from Tropical Storm Irene. The state hospital was destroyed and patients were displaced. But now work has begun on a new hospital in Berlin -- and other hospitals are caring for more mental health patients -- as part of the state's new community-based model of care.
A suspicious fire forced the evacuation of Claremont Middle School. Police say the fire broke out before noon -- in the boy's locker room. The school was evacuated and students were sent home at 1 o'clock.
A new boat launch is on the way - at the foot of the new Champlain Bridge in Addison. Engineers are positioning the launch at the same spot as the former ferry site. They are also paving a parking lot for the boaters. Work began on the project when the bridge was complete, but crews expect it to wrap up by the end of June. This will be open to anyone, and parking will be free.
A tough nature lesson in a Richmond garage this afternoon. Channel 3 had just launched a web cam on a Robin's nest. But about five hours into the LIVE streaming to the web -- a calico cat discovered the nest. The cat did NOT capture the bird. The Robin was able to fly away-but the cat did displace one of the two eggs. The cat eventually went on its way. And the bird did return to the nest about five minutes later. At last check -- it was trying to incubate one egg. You can watch the "bird cam" by going to wcax.dot.com. That's News Around the Region.
Starting Line Sports ...It's Game One of the NHL Eastern Conference Semifinals tonight at the TD Garden. The Boston Bruins hosting the New York Rangers. Bruins forward Brad Marchand suffered an apparent injury during the team's morning skate, doubling over in pain in a non-contact drill, but coach Claude Julien says Marchand will be in action tonight. This will be the first time in forty years to two Original Six clubs will be meeting in the playoffs and Boston will head into the series opener with a lot in inexperience on their blueline. With Dennis Seidenberg, Andrew Farence and Wade Redden all out with injuries the Bruins will dress three rookie defenseman tonight with 22-year-old Torey Krug, who played just one game in Boston this season, joining Dougie Hamilton and Matt Bartkowski. The B's hope to carry over the momentum of their dramatic Game 7 rally against Toronto, while the Rangers will be looking to build on a 5-0 white washing of Washington in Game 7 of their first round series. With both teams getting a second life, staying focused from the start could be key in this matchup.
(((TRT: 25 OC: TO BOSTON)))
After missing the cut in his past two tournaments... Woodstock's Keegan Bradley bounces back today with one of the best rounds of his career...
Thousands are running and walking tonight -- to promote good health. Keith McGilvery is in Montpelier tonight. Keith.
Doctors say a new study on hysterectomy and heart disease should prove reassuring to middle aged women. Medical reporter Bridget Barry Caswell has more, but first a warning -- you may find some of the video graphic.
Each year, millions of women contemplating a hysterectomy must weigh the pros and cons of the procedure -- will the removal of their uterus because of cancer, fibroids, or heavy, painful periods, provide more benefit than risk? And that's because hysterectomy has long been linked to an increase in a woman's cardiovascular risk factors -- including weight gain, and a rise in cholesterol and blood pressure, perhaps more than natural menopause. (:35) ((Dr. Friederike Keating/FAHC Cardiologist: The data from before simply were that if you ask older women if they have or have not had their uterus out, and then look whether they have cardiovascular disease, women who have had their uterus out had an increased risk of having cardiovascular disease in older life, it appeared.)) But a new comprehensive study out of Pittsburgh now says middle aged women who undergo hysterectomy -- are at no greater risk than if they reach menopause naturally a few years later. (6:23) ((Dr. Friederike Keating/FAHC Cardiologist: I think what this study does is it reassures us that this is not something you have to throw into the balance all that much. If you are suffering from fibroids, or there are other reasons to consider having your uterus removed, than you don't have to worry excessively about that increasing your other cardiovascular risk factors. So it's very reassuring.)) Keating says the decision may be more difficult for younger women -- because the increase in heart risk would come much sooner than it would naturally. But for those closer to menopause, she says this new study shows a hysterectomy won't hurt them in the long run. BBC, Ch. 3 News, Burlington
The study on hysterectomy and heart disease risk factors is due to be published on line later this week. You can find a link in the InfoCenter at wcax.com. That's HealthWatch.
Sharon is here, and you and Charlie were digging in the dirt this week. We were! And it feels great! Especially because we were planting a special treat! Blueberries! This week, Charlie shows us how to get a blueberry patch going in your own backyard.
Charlie, everybody wants to grow berries now, they're a superfood! They are! And blueberries are so easy to grow, you can get low bush ones as a ground cover, or you can get half high blueberries to plant underneath a window next to your house. Or you can do a little blueberry plantation with a high bush variety. Do they need tons of sun? Yes, they need lots of sun, and if you are getting the high bush varieties, get an early, late and mid season variety. So get at least three of them. That way it will extend the gardening season and the blueberry season from July right til September. Oh, good idea! Nice! Now what you want to look for, other than the full sun, is well drained soil. Blueberries have a very fibrous root system and they don't like sitting in a very heavy wet clay soil, so if you have clay soil, raise the soil up and create a raised bed and plant them there. This soil is a nice Sandy loam soil and it's really well drained and a great soil for blueberries. Once you've got them kind of laid out like this ,and they should be spaced about, for a high bush variety, about 5 feet apart, then you want to dig your hole. So you want to dig your hole about 2 times the diameter of your pot, and just as deep as it is sitting in the pot. Then you just want to pop it out and place it in there and then just back fill it with this soil that you have. If you have a nice soil like this, and it's well drained, you don't need to use any compost or any admendments, it will grow really well just with this soil. And finally you just want to put some mulch around because like I said they have a very shallow root system and you want to be able to protect those roots and keep them nice and moist right through the growing season by putting a good two to three inch layer of bark mulch right around them. You don't need to do any fertilizing this first year but in the fall, you probably want to put down some sulfer.
Norm Case is a super senior who's been focused on the important things in life -- since he was a kid. He's always known exactly what he wanted. Joe Carroll fill us in.
(43:04) ((Norm Case/Super Senior, I'm still pretty wobbly)) You can forgive a 95-year-old with a history of heart problems for having a hard time getting around. (42:50) ((Norm Case/Super Senior, I have to use a cane.)) But it doesn't stop Norm Case from going on a stroll. (48:00) ((Marie Chase/Event Coordinator Pillsbury Manor, He humorous and smart, he's taught us a lot of things.)) What he's taught them is courage and perseverance. (35:56) ((Norm Case/Super Senior, I never let it stop me. )) Norm is completely blind, but it wasn't always that way. (8:06) ((Norm Case/Super Senior You were born sighted right? Yes. )) He had the measles at 7 and his eyelids were sticking, so his mom brought him to the doctor who made a tragic mistake. (8:39) ((Norm Case/Super Senior, He prescribed carbonic acid, they put in my eyes and I still remember the pain)) He lost 80 percent of his eyesight, then at 17 he broke blood vessel and lost all of his sight. He now has two glass eyes. (18:09) ((Norm Case/Super Senior, What is the hardest part of being blind? Getting around. )) But it never stopped him. He was driven and smart. Born in Bethel and raised in Rhode Island, Norm graduated from Brown University, magna cum laude and then went off to Yale. While studying to become a lawyer, he met a certain woman. (21:32) ((Norm Case/Super Senior, I was sitting in the audience and she was in the choir at church. )) For a woman named Dorothy, it was love at first sight. (21:13) ((Norm Case/Super Senior, The first time she saw me, that's the guy I'm going to marry. Really?? Yes. )) Dorothy's parents didn't mind her marrying a blind man. They thought Norm was a smart man. It didn't hurt that he came from a prominent family.....his dad was the governor of Rhode Island. Norm came back to Bethel and started a law practice. He totally involved himself in the community. Becoming town clerk and treasurer and working in his law office above a bank. Dorothy was his chauffer and first secretary. They raised three children. His friend and neighbor Carroll Ketchum has known him for years. (1:04:02) ((Carroll Ketchum/Friend, I've never heard him complain, I wish I could see, wish I could do this, I wish I could do that. Never heard him say it once)) (1:09:11) ((Joe Carroll/WCAX, After retiring from being a lawyer, Norm stayed in Bethel. But in late August of 2011, his life changed in an instant. )) (24:38) ((Norm Case/Super Senior, Irene flooded my cellar in Bethel and flooded the furnace and tore out the water heater.)) An event a younger sighted person could bounce back from. (25:13) ((Norm Case/Super Senior, I planned to die in the house. )) But it was time for Norm to be closer to his kids in Chittenden County. He now live in a senior living facility in South Burlington. He keeps his mind active. Listening to e-mails and books. He hasn't lost his thirst for knowledge. ((nat sot of listening to book)) (1:39:58) ((Norm Case/Super Senior, I wanted to be an example to other blind people. )) A man who has a clear vision on how everyone should live their life. Joe Carroll channel 3 news, South burlington.
Dorothy died in 1989. Norm never ran for the legislature. He wishes he gave that a try.
When you hear about farms in Vermont -- many people think -- dairy. But one Northeast Kingdom family has used the land -- not livestock --for 85 years and counting. Gina Bullard has more from the potato fields.
In the tiny town of Guildhall -- there are stretches of flat -- river bottom land. ((nat)) Sandy soil without many rocks -- which makes it a perfect place to grow potatoes. (15:47:04) ((Janice Peaslee/Peaslee Potato Farm "potatoes are a healthy vegetable")) It's a vegetable that's been a part of Janice Peaslee's life for years. ((nat old video)) Her late husband's father -- Fred -- started Peaslee's Vermont Potatoes 85 years ago. A time when potato farms were scattered across the state -- with up to 30 -- now the Peaslee's farm is part of a small hand full. (20:24:09) ((Janice Peaslee/Peaslee Potato Farm "it was a family business then its a family business now and it should stay that way. ")) Bert -- Janice's husband died 14 years ago. They've planted every year since -- except for last year -- when the family decided to regroup. (18:59:08) ((Janice Peaslee/Peaslee Potato Farm "gb-when your husband passed away did you ever think to shut down the farm? JP- no.")) (19:35:04) ((Janice Peaslee/Peaslee Potato Farm "that was part of his life and do i change that? no that his legacy thats my childrens legacy its something we just continue with")) Janice now runs the farm with her three children. (20:53:23) ((Janice Peaslee/Peaslee Potato Farm "gb-whats it like to work with your childreN? JP-hahah oh its great")) (32:54:20) ((Karen Peaslee/Peaslee Potato Farm "i grew up with it and i know how hard it is, i don't have any romantic notions but i believe in being good stewards of the land and producing a great quality product")) The farm has scaled back -- once planting 120 acres at a time -- this year the family will plant 60 acres -- with three varieties of Maine potatoes. That will produce over a million pounds of product -- but the Peaslee's say spuds are duds when it comes to the bottom line. (32:32:18) ((Karen Peaslee/Peaslee Potato Farm "there's not a lot of profit to it so you have to love what you do and its a lifestyle choice. ")) A hearty crop being grown by an even heartier family continuing their family legacy. Gina Bullard Channel 3 News Guildhall.
You can find Peaslee's potatoes in stores and restaurants in Vermont and New Hampshire.
Two years ago, Keegan Bradley, then a PGA Tour rookie, announced his arrival on golf's big stage by winning one the Byron Nelson Championship. This season has been an up and down one so far for the Woodstock native. He has five Top 10 finishes in 13 starts, but has also missed three cuts, including in each of his past two events. Today, Bradley was back at the scene of his first big success ...Irving, Texas and the opening round of the Byron Nelson and Keegan channeled the tournament's namesake ...tying the tournament record and setting a new course record at the TPC Four Seasons with a round of ten-under par 60. Aaron Oberholser in 2006 and Sam Snead back in 1957 are the only other players to shoot a 60 in tournament history. After posting back-to-back bogeys at the turn, Bradley closed with a flourish ...four birdies and one eagle in his final six holes. Keegan's performance gives him a three shot lead over former Masters champ Charl Schwartzel heading into tomorrow's second round.
After a frustrating loss at Tropicana Field Tuesday, the Red Sox rebounded last night against the Tampa Bay Rays... --- great pitching matchup on paper...Jon Lester matched up with David Price but it's the Sox who get to the opposing ace. David Ortiz with the RBI single. --- 2-0 Boston in the third. Shortly after, Price has to leave the game and today was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left triceps strain... --- Jamey Wright came on in relief for the Rays and offered none... bases loaded...Stephen Drew...that's grandslam. His third homer and an eight run frame for the Sox... --- Plenty of support for Lester who goes 7 innings-2 runs-5 strikeouts for his 6th win. And a much needed one for Boston as they top Tampa Bay, 9-2.
((TRT: 24 ... OC: "LATER ON."))
At the stadium, Yankees hosting Seattle. And lets just say if you showed up 10 minutes late tonight.. You missed the game. --- New York starter Phil Hughes with an outing to forget. 2/3 innings 7 earned runs. -- The big blow, a grand slam from last year's playoff hero Raul Ibanez, as New York trailed 7-1 in the first. -- It's 12-2 in the sixth. One nice moment for Yankee rookie David Adams. Just called up. His first big league hit on his 26th birthday. A night he'll remember forever but not the Yankees. They fall to the Mariners 12-2.
Boston Marathon organizers say runners who couldn't finish this year's race because of the explosions at the finish line can come back next year. Over 5,600 runners passed the halfway checkpoint but were stopped on course when the race was shut down at 2:50pm. The Boston Athletic Association says those runners will get a code that they can use to register for the race this August. They will be required to pay an entry fee, which hasn't been determined yet. Regular registration for the 2014 Boston Marathon is scheduled to start in September. No decision has been made on whether the field will expand to include an expected influx of runners who say they want to run next year to support the race and the city.
the baseball and softball teams for BFA-Fairfax are both undefeated...both squads in Winooski this afternoon... --- 3-1 Bullets in third. A chance for the Spartans to tie it up but Zac Roy gets Jake Learned to fly out with two runners on. --- Next inning, BFA-Fairfax loads the bases. But that's when Winooski's Cory Hemingway buckles down ... Striking out back to back batters to come within an out of getting out of the jam. --- But Bullets' Aza Hoover has other ideas. Clears the bases with a booming double to right center. 3 Runs come in for BFA-Fairfax who breaks it open. Currently in the 6th inning, they lead Winooski 11-1.
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