Thu 28-AUG-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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New this morning -- the months-long food fight is over. Market Basket's ousted C-E-O...is coming back -- after workers and shoppers alike revolted... effectively shutting the stores down. The Supermarket chain says ex-CEO Arthur T. Demoulas (deh-MOO'-lahs) will buy a majority stake in the business. The very popular leader was ousted in June by a board of directors headed by his rival cousin Arthur S. Warehouse workers and drivers refused to deliver food, leading to empty shelves and millions in lost revenue. Market Basket has 71 stores in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. They're hoping this means employees will be back to work -- and customers will be back to shop. No word on how much he paid to buy out the others.

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A Hartford man will be in court today -- for allegedly killing a toddler. Authorities say 31-year-old Luke Theriault ((TERRY-O)) killed his girlfiend's two year-old in July of last year. The charge comes after more than a year-long investigation into the toddler's death. Hartford police have not said how the baby died. Theriault is being held without bail -- he's being charged with first degree murder.

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Meanwhile -- The Department for Children and Families is responding to a new lawsuit claiming it failed to respond to allegations of abuse of two Ludlow children. Alex Apple has the latest.

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((krista Hudson June 2012: I have a really big heart and I don't like to see someone homeless.)) That was Krista Hudson's answer to why she invited dozens of disabled adults into her home to live with her. At the time, Hudson was facing domestic assault charges -- she was later convicted after police told a Windsor County court that Hudson routinely punched, kicked and choked the people she was supposed to care for. A lawsuit filed Wednesday against the Department for Children and Families alleges that DCF failed to respond to reports of abuse of two children that lived with Hudson. The suit alleges that Krista -- who lived with her husband Richard -- abused the children for more than four years before police intervened. According to Ludlow Police -- who brought the charges against the couple in 2012 -- Krista Hudson used the internet to invite disabled adults into her home and bussed them from out-of-state to Vermont. When the people arrived -- police say the Hudson's abused them and wouldn't let them leave. DCF commissioner Dave Yacavone confirmed he found out about the new lawsuit today. (2:21 Dave Yacavone/DCF Commissioner)(("We always take very seriously our responsibility to respond to valid reports of suspected child maltreatment and I believe the facts will bear out that we did that in this case too.")) Ludlow police Sergeant Richard King told us DCF employees responded to more than 30 calls to the house -- yet the children and adults remained in the Hudson's home. Yacavone said he cannot comment on the specifics of the Hudson case -- it's now turned over to the attorney general's office for review. (1:58 Dave Yacavone)(("Of course, DCF will fully cooperate with the Attorney general's office in looking into and responding to the claim made by the plaintiffs.")) (Dave Yacavone)(("5:54 For every time there is a person who said you didn't act fast enough or you weren't aggressive enough, there is another one that says you're overreaching.")) Richard Hudson was released last month after serving his two-year prison sentence. Krista Hudson could be released as early as next year. The plaintiff in the lawsuit has not been named ((AA Channel 3 News))

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A sad end to the search for a missing boater. Colchester police say they found Brian Webb's body in the waters off West Lakeshore Drive Wednesday morning. The 65-year-old Montpelier man disappeared Sunday. Earlier this week Webb's dinghy was found about a mile from his sailboat -- but both were empty. Police are still investigating but Webb's death is not considered suspicious.

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Vermont's largest city is in violation of state election law following Tuesday's primary. Every precinct in Vermont is required to submit election results to the state by midnight on the night of a vote. Despite posting primary outcomes on its own web page shortly after nine last night, Burlington did not submit its data to the state until early Wednesday morning. Mayor Miro Weinberger says they have not determined what led to the problem.

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((37:56 - :06 Mayor Miro Weinberger - D-Burlington: We had staff working on th eelection until 1:30 last nigh, and they did get a good amount of the results up. They did not get it all up. We're tryign to figure out why, what went wrong. )) The city still hasn't supplied all of the legally required information, but there's no penalty for the missed deadline.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly in upper 50s, low 60s NE clouds: clouds leaving area, but some to the north NE temps/radar: lots of 50s, low 60s here; mid-60s, low 70s south NE dewpoints: back down in more comfy 50s U.S. Clouds/radar: front clearing northeast; Hurricane Cristobal still heading out to sea Forecast clouds/precip: slight chance shower today, north; clear & chilly tonight; lots of sun on Friday; Saturday not too bad until late when rain moves in.

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Today: Partly cloudy Slight chance for a shower, north Highs: 67 to 74 Wind: NW 10 to 15 mph Tonight: Clear & cool Areas of fog Lows: 40 to 50 Wind: Light Friday: Mostly sunny Highs: 68 to 75 Wind: Variable 5 to 10 mph Extended: Saturday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms late Lows: 48 to 58 Highs: 75 to 82 Sunday: Mostly cloudy Showers, t-storms Lows: 60s Highs: 75 to 82 Monday: Labor Day Partly sunny Chance for showers Lows: 60s Highs: 75 to 85 Hyper-Extended: Tuesday: Mix of sun & clouds Showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 85 Wednesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 50s Highs: 70s

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U.S. officials are investigating the death of a *second* American who may have been killed fighting with Islamic militants abroad. The news comes as the life of an American, being held by ISIS, hangs in the balance. Susan McGinnis reports from Washington -- that the hostage's mother is making an 11th hour plea for help

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(PKG) -nats- A second American from the Minneapolis area was killed fighting for the islamic Jihadist group, ISIS, friends and family of the victim tell CBS News. U-S officials say they are trying to confirm the reports. The news comes following confirmation another U-S citizen, Douglas McAuthur Mccain died fighting alongside the terrorists over the weekend. -nats- answer the call Militant groups are believed to be using facebook, twitter, and all social media to recruit westerners to fight: (SOT EARNEST) THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF FOREIGN FIGHTERS FROM MORE THAN 50 COUNTRIES, OR UP TO 50 COUNTRIES WHO HAVE TRAVELED TO SYRIA TO TAKE UP ARMS ALONGSIDE ISIL. (STANDUP: Susan McGinnis CBS News Washington) The White House is considering taking military action against the militant group in Syria. ISIS has taken Americans hostage... including journalist Steven Sotloff: (SOTLOFF VIDEO NATSOT) "I ASK YOU TO PLEASE RELEASE MY CHILD". His mother released this video begging his captors to have mercy: (SOT SHIRLEY SOTLOFF) "I WANT WHAT EVERY MOTHER WANTS, TO LIVE TO SEE HER CHILDREN'S CHILDREN. I PLEAD WITH YOU TO GRANT ME THIS." ISIS threatened to kill Sotloff in the same video the group released last week showing the beheading of American James Foley. Susan McGinnis CBS News Washington.

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The sister of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects -- has been arrested for allegedly making a bomb threat. Ailiana (sahr-NYE-ehv) Tsarnaev has been charged with aggravated harrassment. Police say she called a 23-year-old woman at her Upper Manhattan home and said Quote "I know people who can put a bomb on you." The woman -- who has a child with Tsnarnaev's boyfriend -- called police. She's due in court in a month.

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Police say a Maine woman burned her 4-year-old daughter with a wood-engraving tool as punishment. Dectectives charged 39-year-old Jessica LaPlante of Stratton with assault. The investigation began when the girl's father filed a complaint with the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.

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This coming holiday weekend marks one of the busiest for beaches in the tri-state area... But it is also one of the most dangerous... Hurricane Cristobel is churning just off the East Coast -- creating massive waves and dangerous rip currents Some beaches in Long Island and Jersey Shore are on yellow flag warnings -- meaning swimmers can only go waist deep. That may get bumped to a red flag -- which would mean the ocean is off limits to swimming.

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Farmer Chases Fifth Wedding Party Out Of Barn This Month ... Is that headline real news -- or made for laughs? In case you can't tell -- Facebook had decided to start labeling stories as "Satire" to cut down on confusion in your newsfeed. While some of the headlines coming from parody sites like the Onion are obvious jokes -- others may sound a bit too real. And apparently the problem was rampant enough to make Facebook implement the change. The social media giant is experimenting with a tag that will mark links -- and hopefully alert the millions of gullible people who share these sites as truth each week. It's unclear how many sites are affected or how many users will see the tags.

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Police say it was a baby fight club -- caught on camera. At a daycare center in Columbus Ohio -- a video appears to show a fight between two toddlers. Management says a three year old boy attacks a three year old girl. Two adults both appear to bring out their phones instead of stopping the fight which continues for minutes. They say it was filmed by a staff memeber -- and you can hear adult voices off camera appearing to taunt the children -- instead of stepping in and breaking it up. The day care center says they fired both teachers. Both kids ended up with scratches -- no word yet if charges will be pressed.

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As the last long weekend of the summer approaches -- many Americans took a vacation -- but thank's to electronic devices, most of us, didn't really get away from it all. A recent survey by trip adviser found that nearly 8 out of ten of Americans confess to doing some work away from the office. One out of five -- said it's a guilt thing -- that they feel a need to check-in on vacation. The same number of people -- said they really think their boss expects them to be checking in and working -- even when they are out. The most common acivity according to the survey -- nine out of ten american workers check their email on vacation.

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Almanac: Still hot yesterday, and hardly any rain Irene: On this day 3 years ago is when Irene came through here with flooding rains NE clouds: clouds leaving area, but some to the north NE temps/radar: lots of 50s, low 60s here; mid-60s, low 70s south

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Doctors say they want to rename breast cancer -- to more accurately reflect the disease. Brian Webb explains in today's healthwatch.

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British researchers are proposing a new classification system for breast cancers, breaking the disease down into ten different categories. They looked at more than 85-hundred tumor samples to come up with the classifications. They say it could lead to more effective and better targeted treatments. (source: Genome Biology) (transition) Researchers in Cambridge, Massachusetts say an experimental drug to treat multiple sclerosis is showing promise in clinical trials. The drug, called "anti-LINGO-1" is designed to repair nerve damage caused by M-S. Current MS treatments reduce new damage to the brain, but do not repair old damage. (source: American Academy of Neurology) (transition) and Washington DC?? researchers say one of the best ways to cut down on childhood obesity would be a one cent per ounce tax on soda and other sugary drinks. They say it not only makes consumers more mindful of what they drink, it could help raise billions of dollars for obesity prevention programs. The researchers admit a so-called soda tax could be tough to swallow, and probably won't happen in the near future. (source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine) Brian Webb for CBS News New York.

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Rutland Plywood-- former employees Search for new jobs after plant burns to the ground... construction collapse-- new details on the salt shed collapse in williston .. And fairpoint union delivers another proposal...

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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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Police need your help identifying a dog -- they say attacked and killed another dog. New Hampshire state police say the attacked happened last Thursday near Tuckerman's Ravine. They say the dog and it's owner were hiking -- when this pit bull attacked the dog. The injured dog died a few days later. If you recognize this dog or know the owner -- you're asked to call Trooper First Class Jonathan Stephens at (603) 223-8873.

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A warning if you hike the Lincoln Gap Trail. State police say someone broke into cars at the trail head around lunchtime Wednesday...smashing windows while the car owners were out hiking. Anyone with any information should contact state police in New Haven.

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A college student New York -- has died after suffering a seizure -- and drowning. Police say 19-year-old Nicolas Pendl's body was found Tuesday afternoon -- on the shoreline of the St. Regis Lake at Paul Smith's College. Troopers say he had a pre-existing seizure disorder.

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Many out-of-work employees of Rutland Plywood are searching for jobs after the plant burned down. Those workers get their final paychecks today. And while they're concerned about what to do next ... some are now raising questions about safety conditions at the facility. Elizabeth Keatinge reports.

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Teresa Miele shows us where her human resources office at Rutland Plywood used to be. Miele was one of 170 employees affected when the almost 85,000 square foot building was destroyed in a fire that started early Thursday morning. ((Teresa Miele/Rutland Plywood 12:38:40:27 It was heart wrenching to see employees who had been here for so many years watch the place that they'd come to every day burn. 12:38:49:14)) Some of the seventy full-time workers had been at the plywood manufacturing plant for years. For some, working there was a second - or third chance. ((Chief James Baker/Rutland Police Dept. 11:38:30:00 A lot of those individuals may not be able to find comparable work in the area.:39)) Rutland Plywood tells us that as part of its partnership with Project Vision and other community programs, the company employed many people who were in recovery or had a criminal past. ((Teresa Miele/Rutland Plywood 12:23:07:25 People who maybe wouldn't be eligible or able to be hired due to you know, their history, have been welcomed at Rutland Plywood. :17)) Some people who say they worked at Rutland Plywood told us off camera that the working environment was messy and disorganized. This is a 60 page report from Vermont's Occupational Safety and Health Administration. It outlines, with photos included, VOSHA violations at the facility after an inspection in July of last year. ***GFX--- According to VOSHA ... Five of those were labeled "serious". VOSHA states that the employer, quote, "did not provide a safe and healthful work place free from recognized hazards." VOSHA lists those violations as serious injuries and amputations as a result of faulty drive belts, not protecting employees from sprockets and chains, and broken and bent parts on machines "caused by overheating."*** Miele says any concerns had all been addressed well before the building caught fire - and VOSHA's report indicates that there was a settlement agreement in March of this year. ((Teresa Miele/Rutland Plywood 12:41:29:07 That issue has all been resolved. It's been resolved months and months ago.12:42:34:00)) She says the focus now is getting employees counseling and other services they need to get through such a difficult situation. ((Teresa Miele/Rutland Plywood 12:38:54:20 That was really hard. 12:38:57:00)) Miele tells us the community has been very generous in offering services - and some of the employees already have new jobs. The investigation into what caused the fire is ongoing. Miele told us any employees who have questions or who are in need of services, can contact her directly. Her information is on our website, WCAX.com. EK CH 3 News Rutland.

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New details about a salt shed collapse in Williston that injured workers. A state report says the incident was the result of the contractor not installing appropriate bracing on the structure. It also says the contractor failed to have a required license engineer design the supports. The shed crashed to the ground earlier this month. Four people who were working on the project were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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Fairpoint employees -- pitch another contract proposal. The last proposal submitted on August 14th -- by the union representing some 17-hundred workers -- was rejected by Fairpoint. And officials say the company did not come back with a counter proposal. FairPoint wants to cut labor, health care and pension costs. Unionized workers have already authorized a strike. They've been without a contract since August 3rd.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly in upper 50s, low 60s NE clouds: clouds leaving area, but some to the north NE temps/radar: lots of 50s, low 60s here; mid-60s, low 70s south NE dewpoints: back down in more comfy 50s U.S. Clouds/radar: front clearing northeast; Hurricane Cristobal still heading out to sea Forecast clouds/precip: slight chance shower today, north; clear & chilly tonight; lots of sun on Friday; Saturday not too bad until late when rain moves in.

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Today: Partly cloudy Slight chance for a shower, north Highs: 67 to 74 Wind: NW 10 to 15 mph Tonight: Clear & cool Areas of fog Lows: 40 to 50 Wind: Light Friday: Mostly sunny Highs: 68 to 75 Wind: Variable 5 to 10 mph Extended: Saturday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms late Lows: 48 to 58 Highs: 75 to 82 Sunday: Mostly cloudy Showers, t-storms Lows: 60s Highs: 75 to 82 Monday: Labor Day Partly sunny Chance for showers Lows: 60s Highs: 75 to 85 Hyper-Extended: Tuesday: Mix of sun & clouds Showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 85 Wednesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 50s Highs: 70s

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A big change for the Lake Placid school district. The district now offers universal pre-k -- at no cost to parents. The state funds were just announced. Logan Crawford has the latest.

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(tile 3192 00:26:03:27) ((Linda Morgan/Parent "I think it's fantastic that it's been made available to everybody." 00:26:07:13)) Linda Morgan is excited her 4 year old son Jack will be 1 of 45 kids starting the new public pre-k program this fall. It's a state-funded program. Before it began -- parents had to pay for private Pre-K. (tile 3192 00:26:16:16) ((Linda Morgan/Parent "With the reduced financial burden on the parents it's hard to think of a downside." 00:26:20:14)) 405-thousand dollars a year for 5 years is coming to the Lake Placid school district. The district applied for the grant -- wanting to start a pre-k program. (tile 3176 00:01:43:07) ((Roger Catania/Lake Placid School Superintendent "We know how critical early childhood education is. We know how much of a different it can make for children, families, and really entire communities." 00:01:53:00)) The money will be going to 1 new teacher, increasing salaries for current teachers -- and things like school lunches, classroom materials, and bus transportation. Classes will take place at St. Agnes School. (tile 3176 00:02:10:26) ((Roger Catania/Lake Placid School Superintendent "We already had a good strong working relationship with St Agnes School. And they have had a successful pre k program -- not all day." 00:02:20:17)) (tile 3198 00:31:05:27) ((Logan Crawford/Lake Placid "The announcement about the grant for the pre-k program came about 2 weeks before classes start. School officials say if St. Agnes School didn't already have a part-time program -- the new full-time pre-k program likely would not have happened until next year." 00:31:20:16)) (tile 3191 00:22:26:06) ((Catherine Bemis/St. Agnes School Principal "Anyone who is eligible for the Lake Placid Central School District is eligible for this program. As long as they turn 4 on or before December 1st of this year." 00:22:37:01)) The grant money is not going to come all at once. The school will foot the bills and be paid back. (tile 3176 00:13:47:17) ((Roger Catania/Lake Placid School Superintendent "We're not going to be getting the reimbursement for this grant until later. The word that we heard before was April -- and then beyond into the summer and maybe even later than that." 00:13:59:02)) But pre-k classes will still start this September. Jack will be attending this year and his younger brother Sam will be next fall. (tile 3192 00:27:00:18) ((Linda Morgan/Parent "He will be participating in the program next year so we're hoping it's a success and we'll be sending him along as well." 00:27:06:25)) The pre k program will also have unique features like French speaking class on Fridays and buddy lunches with kindergarteners. Logan Crawford, channel 3 news, Plattsburgh.

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((TRT: 2:07 ... OC: MIKE MCCUNE)) ((The Vermont high school football season kicks off this weekend with eight games around the state both Friday night and Saturday afternoon. In Division One, Middlebury is coming off an undefeated season and it's first D-1 state title since 2002. ---------------------- ----- As with any high school team, some key contributors were lost to graduation, impact players like running backs Sam Smith and Jakob Trautwein and several seniors on the offensive line. But one player still around is quarterback Austin Robinson. Now a senior, Robinson will be a player coach Dennis Smith looks at to be the leader both on and off the field as the Tigers being their quest for back-to-back titles Friday night on the road at Essex. ---------------------- ---- The Woodstock Wasps faced a ferocious fight in last year's D-3 title game, but managed to edge Mill River 20-19 in overtime. Throughout the season leading up to that championship game, the Wasps were a runaway train...and the engine that pulled that train along was running back Oliver Kaija. Kaija and the Wasps capped what has been an amazing three year run for the program...three straight Division Three state championships, and 31 straight wins and counting. With each successive game, the pressure to keep that streak alive builds, but the returning Woodstock players, led by senior quarterback Nehemiah Wood, are eager to keep that winning tradition going. ---------------------- ------ Tonight at 6pm, we'll visit with the other returning state champions from last season...the Division Two title holders at Rice...and remember, year two of the expanded, Friday Football Frenzy kicks off tomorrow night at 11pm. With your sportswrap, I'm Mike McCune.))

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NE clouds: clouds leaving area, but some to the north NE temps/radar: lots of 50s, low 60s here; mid-60s, low 70s south

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The University of Vermont is home to an amazing collection. It's a record of the state's history. And it's a protector of some of the most diverse plants from around the world. Judy Simpson takes us there.

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UVM's Historic Torrey Hall is home to a huge collection of plants, all of them dead. ((Dave Barrington/Curator,Pri ngle Herbarium 00:01:42:18" Its an old old collection our oldest collections are 1810 we have a number of collections from the 19th century a large number the total number of collections all told is about 300 thousand. 00:01:57:18)) It includes the largest collection of Vermont plants you can find anywhere. But the bulk of the collection comes from around the world. And it is still growing. The herbarium receives about 2,000 new specimens each year. They arrive pressed in newspaper. ((Dave 00:16:43:41 one of our staff Michael Sundu collected this in Mexico on a recent trip )) People who visit and use information from the Herbarium include students, state officials and conservation biologists, not to mention school classes. Studying genetics, geography and ecology. ((Dave again 00:06:45:13" A more interesting aspect of that which is quite modern is that it turns out that the DNA in these dried specimens remains intact so you can extract DNA from the herbarium specimens and use it for genetic analysis so its like a mine that you can mine for data on plants some of which are extinct." 00:07:09:23)) It is a facility that is chock full of hidden gems. ((JS SU 00:34:35:11" The Herbarium is home to the first tangible evidence of interest in flora in the state of Vermont its called the Penniman collection. 00:34:42:12)) Named after Mrs Jabez Penniman and her daughter Delia. (DE-lee-ah) It is the most historically significant collection in the herbarium that is relevant to Vermont. (( Dave again 00:18:28:00 "and before she was Mrs Jabez Penniman, she was Mrs. Ethan Allen and was his widow after he died and then she remarried.")) 00:18:38:24 And while these walls are home to the past, the eye is on the future. The Plant Biology Department has teamed up with the Biology department to create the new UVM Natural History Museum. Combining the herbarium with two animal collections. The project received a 470 thousand dollar national grant . Some of that money will be used to purchase state of the art cabinets to safe guard this collection. ((DAVE again 00:14:52:25 "We included a substantial amount of funding in the grant for the natural history museum to expand our work on creating what we call a virtual collection a collection that is on line so you literality click on a link and get an image of a whole specimen. "00:15:13:16)) That work has already begun. ((Dorothy Allard/Pringle Research Assoc. :36:50:15 "2 different sorts of imaging a fancy machine called an herbscan high resolution scanner its an upside down high resolution scanner that takes the plant specimine and cranks it up to the scanner and does the scan so you don't have to flip the specimen over which isn't good for it.: 00:37:08:12 )) A camera is also used to take pictures. All these images will eventually be available on line. Making researching plants from around the world, much easier. JS Channel three news, Burlington.

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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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New this morning -- the months-long food fight is over. Market Basket's ousted C-E-O...is coming back -- after workers and shoppers alike revolted... effectively shutting the stores down. The Supermarket chain says ex-CEO Arthur T. Demoulas (deh-MOO'-lahs) will buy a majority stake in the business. The very popular leader was ousted in June by a board of directors headed by his rival cousin Arthur S. Warehouse workers and drivers refused to deliver food, leading to empty shelves and millions in lost revenue. Market Basket has 71 stores in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. They're hoping this means employees will be back to work -- and customers will be back to shop. No word on how much he paid to buy out the others.

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A Hartford man will be in court today -- for allegedly killing a toddler. Authorities say 31-year-old Luke Theriault ((TERRY-O)) killed his girlfiend's two year-old in July of last year. The charge comes after more than a year-long investigation into the toddler's death. Hartford police have not said how the baby died. Theriault is being held without bail -- he's being charged with first degree murder.

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Meanwhile -- The Department for Children and Families is responding to a new lawsuit claiming it failed to respond to allegations of abuse of two Ludlow children. Alex Apple has the latest.

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((krista Hudson June 2012: I have a really big heart and I don't like to see someone homeless.)) That was Krista Hudson's answer to why she invited dozens of disabled adults into her home to live with her. At the time, Hudson was facing domestic assault charges -- she was later convicted after police told a Windsor County court that Hudson routinely punched, kicked and choked the people she was supposed to care for. A lawsuit filed Wednesday against the Department for Children and Families alleges that DCF failed to respond to reports of abuse of two children that lived with Hudson. The suit alleges that Krista -- who lived with her husband Richard -- abused the children for more than four years before police intervened. According to Ludlow Police -- who brought the charges against the couple in 2012 -- Krista Hudson used the internet to invite disabled adults into her home and bussed them from out-of-state to Vermont. When the people arrived -- police say the Hudson's abused them and wouldn't let them leave. DCF commissioner Dave Yacavone confirmed he found out about the new lawsuit today. (2:21 Dave Yacavone/DCF Commissioner)(("We always take very seriously our responsibility to respond to valid reports of suspected child maltreatment and I believe the facts will bear out that we did that in this case too.")) Ludlow police Sergeant Richard King told us DCF employees responded to more than 30 calls to the house -- yet the children and adults remained in the Hudson's home. Yacavone said he cannot comment on the specifics of the Hudson case -- it's now turned over to the attorney general's office for review. (1:58 Dave Yacavone)(("Of course, DCF will fully cooperate with the Attorney general's office in looking into and responding to the claim made by the plaintiffs.")) (Dave Yacavone)(("5:54 For every time there is a person who said you didn't act fast enough or you weren't aggressive enough, there is another one that says you're overreaching.")) Richard Hudson was released last month after serving his two-year prison sentence. Krista Hudson could be released as early as next year. The plaintiff in the lawsuit has not been named ((AA Channel 3 News))

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A sad end to the search for a missing boater. Colchester police say they found Brian Webb's body in the waters off West Lakeshore Drive Wednesday morning. The 65-year-old Montpelier man disappeared Sunday. Earlier this week Webb's dinghy was found about a mile from his sailboat -- but both were empty. Police are still investigating but Webb's death is not considered suspicious.

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Vermont's largest city is in violation of state election law following Tuesday's primary. Every precinct in Vermont is required to submit election results to the state by midnight on the night of a vote. Despite posting primary outcomes on its own web page shortly after nine last night, Burlington did not submit its data to the state until early Wednesday morning. Mayor Miro Weinberger says they have not determined what led to the problem.

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((37:56 - :06 Mayor Miro Weinberger - D-Burlington: We had staff working on th eelection until 1:30 last nigh, and they did get a good amount of the results up. They did not get it all up. We're tryign to figure out why, what went wrong. )) The city still hasn't supplied all of the legally required information, but there's no penalty for the missed deadline.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly in upper 50s, low 60s NE clouds: clouds leaving area, but some to the north NE temps/radar: lots of 50s, low 60s here; mid-60s, low 70s south NE dewpoints: back down in more comfy 50s U.S. Clouds/radar: front clearing northeast; Hurricane Cristobal still heading out to sea Forecast clouds/precip: slight chance shower today, north; clear & chilly tonight; lots of sun on Friday; Saturday not too bad until late when rain moves in.

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Today: Partly cloudy Slight chance for a shower, north Highs: 67 to 74 Wind: NW 10 to 15 mph Tonight: Clear & cool Areas of fog Lows: 40 to 50 Wind: Light Friday: Mostly sunny Highs: 68 to 75 Wind: Variable 5 to 10 mph Extended: Saturday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms late Lows: 48 to 58 Highs: 75 to 82 Sunday: Mostly cloudy Showers, t-storms Lows: 60s Highs: 75 to 82 Monday: Labor Day Partly sunny Chance for showers Lows: 60s Highs: 75 to 85 Hyper-Extended: Tuesday: Mix of sun & clouds Showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 85 Wednesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 50s Highs: 70s

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We are learning this morning -- that a second American has died -- fighting FOR the radical islamic jihadist group in Syria. Anne Marie Green has the latest in worldwatch.

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CBS NEWS HAS LEARNED, A SECOND AMERICAN FROM THE MINNEAPOLIS AREA HAS BEEN KILLED WHILE FIGHTING FOR ISIS... THE RADICAL ISLAMIC JIHADIST GROUP TRYING TO TAKE OVER PARTS OF THE MIDDLE EAST. THAT'S ACCORDING TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF THE VICTIM. ON TUESDAY -- THE U.S. CONFIRMED THE DEATH OF DOUGLAS MCAUTHUR MCCAIN...ALSO FROM MINNEAPOLIS...WHOM THEY SUSPECT WAS FIGHTING ALONGSIDE MILITANTS IN SYRIA. THE DEVELOPMENTS COME AS PRESIDENT OBAMA CONSIDERS POSSIBLE AIRSTRIKES AGAINST ISIS TARGETS in SYRIA. (Handout video from Shirley Sotloff) (Contains handout ISIS material. No excerpting.) THE MOTHER OF AN AMERICAN JOURNALIST BEING *HELD BY ISIS* IS MAKING AN 11TH HOUR PLEA FOR HELP. SHIRLEY SOTLOFF RELEASED A NEW VIDEO APPEALING TO CAPTORS TO SHOW HER SON, STEVEN SOTLOFF, MERCY. THE AMERICAN JOURNALIST, WHO WAS LAST SEEN IN SYRIA, HAS BEEN HELD BY THE GROUP SINCE LAST AUGUST, AND HIS FAMILY SAYS U-S AND OTHER DIPLOMATIC CHANNELS HAVE FAILED TO SECURE HIS FREEDOM. (Contains AP Photo of suspect. No use without a contract with AP. Contains Handout photo of victim Bryce Dion. Mandatory Photo Credit: Langley Productions) AND POLICE IN OMAHA, NEBRASKA SAY THAT IT WAS AN OFFICER'S BULLET THAT KILLED A PRODUCTION CREW MEMBER FOR THE REALITY SHOW "COPS," DURING A ROBBERY ATTEMPT. AUDIO TECHNICIAN BRYCE DION WAS SHOT WHILE COVERING THE ROBBERY TUESDAY NIGHT. POLICE WERE RETURNING FIRE AT THE SUSPECT, WHO WAS ALSO KILLED. AUTHORITIES SAY THE SUSPECT WAS CARRYING A REALISTIC-LOOKING PLASTIC PELLET GUN. Anne Marie Green CBS News

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Farmer Chases Fifth Wedding Party Out Of Barn This Month ... Is that headline real news -- or made for laughs? In case you can't tell -- Facebook had decided to start labeling stories as "Satire" to cut down on confusion in your newsfeed. While some of the headlines coming from parody sites like the Onion are obvious jokes -- others may sound a bit too real. And apparently the problem was rampant enough to make Facebook implement the change. The social media giant is experimenting with a tag that will mark links -- and hopefully alert the millions of gullible people who share these sites as truth each week. It's unclear how many sites are affected or how many users will see the tags.

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Police say it was a baby fight club -- caught on camera. At a daycare center in Columbus Ohio -- a video appears to show a fight between two toddlers. Management says a three year old boy attacks a three year old girl. Two adults both appear to bring out their phones instead of stopping the fight which continues for minutes. They say it was filmed by a staff memeber -- and you can hear adult voices off camera appearing to taunt the children -- instead of stepping in and breaking it up. The day care center says they fired both teachers. Both kids ended up with scratches -- no word yet if charges will be pressed.

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As the last long weekend of the summer approaches -- many Americans took a vacation -- but thank's to electronic devices, most of us, didn't really get away from it all. A recent survey by trip adviser found that nearly 8 out of ten of Americans confess to doing some work away from the office. One out of five -- said it's a guilt thing -- that they feel a need to check-in on vacation. The same number of people -- said they really think their boss expects them to be checking in and working -- even when they are out. The most common acivity according to the survey -- nine out of ten american workers check their email on vacation.

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Almanac: Still hot yesterday, and hardly any rain Irene: On this day 3 years ago is when Irene came through here with flooding rains NE clouds: clouds leaving area, but some to the north NE temps/radar: lots of 50s, low 60s here; mid-60s, low 70s south

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How to get rid of Squash bugs... Here's Sharon and Charlie....

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Basic Estate Planning Documents Everyone Needs to Have Zuzana K. Brochu, CFP, Senior Vice President, People's United Wealth Management 1. What exactly is estate planning, and why is it important to our viewers? First, an estate plan is a blueprint for what one wishes to happen with their property upon their death. Second, estate planning also includes planning for a possible lifetime incapacity, and for end-of-life issues. Some people may hear the term 'estate planning' and assume that this is only for the wealthy. But that is not true at all. Everyone should have some basic estate planning documents in place. 2. Perhaps the first thing that comes to mind relative to estate planning documents is a will. Can you discuss this in more detail? Sure. A Last Will and Testament is a document that outlines how you want your assets to pass upon your death. And if you have minor children, a will is vital for designating their guardian if something happens to you. It is important to note that beneficiary designations, such as on your life insurance policy or your retirement plan, take precedence over what your will says. Also, the way you own an asset - such as owning a piece of property jointly with rights of survivorship - will supersede your will. So always make sure that you keep not only your will, but also your beneficiary designations and the titling on your assets up-to-date. 3. You had mentioned planning for a possible lifetime incapacity and for end-of life issues. What documents should a person have in place to address this? These issues are not something we like to think about, which is why many of us neglect to put our affairs in order in this regard. However, addressing these eventualities ahead of time will make things a lot easier on our loved ones should something happen down the road. There are 3 documents that are generally advisable to have in place: Power of Attorney for Property - if you become incapacitated and can no longer take care of your own affairs, your designated agent will act on your behalf. Power of Attorney for Health Care - in which you designate someone you trust to make health care decisions on your behalf if you are no longer able to make those for yourself. And because it is helpful for this person to know what your wishes are ahead of time relative to end-of-life care, you should also have a: Living Will - which is sometimes referred to as Advance Directive. Having one's wishes on paper helps loved ones tremendously and alleviates a lot of anxiety in these difficult situations. An estate planning attorney can help with drafting all of these documents.

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Vandalism-- smashed car windows parked near Lincoln Gap Trail construction collapse-- new details on the salt shed collapse in williston. And fairpoint union delivers another proposal...

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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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Police need your help identifying a dog -- they say attacked and killed another dog. New Hampshire state police say the attacked happened last Thursday near Tuckerman's Ravine. They say the dog and it's owner were hiking -- when this pit bull attacked the dog. The injured dog died a few days later. If you recognize this dog or know the owner -- you're asked to call Trooper First Class Jonathan Stephens at (603) 223-8873.

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A warning if you hike the Lincoln Gap Trail. State police say someone broke into cars at the trail head around lunchtime Wednesday...smashing windows while the car owners were out hiking. Anyone with any information should contact state police in New Haven.

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A college student New York -- has died after suffering a seizure -- and drowning. Police say 19-year-old Nicolas Pendl's body was found Tuesday afternoon -- on the shoreline of the St. Regis Lake at Paul Smith's College. Troopers say he had a pre-existing seizure disorder.

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Many of the former employees of Rutland Plywood are looking for work -- after the plant in Center Rutland burned to the ground last week. The company says finding new jobs may be difficult for some. Rutland Plywood had partnered with community organizations -- like Project Vision and the Department of Corrections -- to give people who may have had a challenging past -- a job -- and a second chance.

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New details about a salt shed collapse in Williston that injured workers. A state report says the incident was the result of the contractor not installing appropriate bracing on the structure. It also says the contractor failed to have a required license engineer design the supports. The shed crashed to the ground earlier this month. Four people who were working on the project were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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Fairpoint employees -- pitch another contract proposal. The last proposal submitted on August 14th -- by the union representing some 17-hundred workers -- was rejected by Fairpoint. And officials say the company did not come back with a counter proposal. FairPoint wants to cut labor, health care and pension costs. Unionized workers have already authorized a strike. They've been without a contract since August 3rd.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly in upper 50s, low 60s NE clouds: clouds leaving area, but some to the north NE temps/radar: lots of 50s, low 60s here; mid-60s, low 70s south NE dewpoints: back down in more comfy 50s U.S. Clouds/radar: front clearing northeast; Hurricane Cristobal still heading out to sea Forecast clouds/precip: slight chance shower today, north; clear & chilly tonight; lots of sun on Friday; Saturday not too bad until late when rain moves in.

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Today: Partly cloudy Slight chance for a shower, north Highs: 67 to 74 Wind: NW 10 to 15 mph Tonight: Clear & cool Areas of fog Lows: 40 to 50 Wind: Light Friday: Mostly sunny Highs: 68 to 75 Wind: Variable 5 to 10 mph Extended: Saturday: Partly sunny Chance for showers, t-storms late Lows: 48 to 58 Highs: 75 to 82 Sunday: Mostly cloudy Showers, t-storms Lows: 60s Highs: 75 to 82 Monday: Labor Day Partly sunny Chance for showers Lows: 60s Highs: 75 to 85 Hyper-Extended: Tuesday: Mix of sun & clouds Showers, t-storms Lows: 55 to 65 Highs: 75 to 85 Wednesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 50s Highs: 70s

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((TRT: 2:07 ... OC: MIKE MCCUNE)) ((The Vermont high school football season kicks off this weekend with eight games around the state both Friday night and Saturday afternoon. In Division One, Middlebury is coming off an undefeated season and it's first D-1 state title since 2002. ---------------------- ----- As with any high school team, some key contributors were lost to graduation, impact players like running backs Sam Smith and Jakob Trautwein and several seniors on the offensive line. But one player still around is quarterback Austin Robinson. Now a senior, Robinson will be a player coach Dennis Smith looks at to be the leader both on and off the field as the Tigers being their quest for back-to-back titles Friday night on the road at Essex. ---------------------- ---- The Woodstock Wasps faced a ferocious fight in last year's D-3 title game, but managed to edge Mill River 20-19 in overtime. Throughout the season leading up to that championship game, the Wasps were a runaway train...and the engine that pulled that train along was running back Oliver Kaija. Kaija and the Wasps capped what has been an amazing three year run for the program...three straight Division Three state championships, and 31 straight wins and counting. With each successive game, the pressure to keep that streak alive builds, but the returning Woodstock players, led by senior quarterback Nehemiah Wood, are eager to keep that winning tradition going. ---------------------- ------ Tonight at 6pm, we'll visit with the other returning state champions from last season...the Division Two title holders at Rice...and remember, year two of the expanded, Friday Football Frenzy kicks off tomorrow night at 11pm. With your sportswrap, I'm Mike McCune.))

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

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A Hartford man is charged with first degree murder. Authorities say 31-year-old Luke Theriault ((TERRY-O)) killed his girlfiend's two year-old in July of last year. The charge comes after more than a year-long investigation into the toddler's death. Hartford police have not said how the baby died. Theriault is being held without bail and is due in Windsor County Superior Court Thursday.

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Police in New York say a college student found dead in an Adirondack lake -- drowned after suffering a seizure. State police say 19-year-old Nicolas Pendl was found dead Tuesday afternoon -- on the shoreline of the St. Regis Lake at Paul Smith's College. Pendl was found face-down in the water a short distance behind his dorm. Troopers say he he had a pre-existing seizure disorder. Pendl was from Allegany, New York

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Many of the former employees of Rutland Plywood are looking for work -- after the plant in Center Rutland burned to the ground last week. The company says finding new jobs may be difficult for some. Rutland Plywood had partnered with community organizations -- like Project Vision and the Department of Corrections -- to give people who may have had a challenging past -- a job -- and a second chance.

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((Teresa Miele/Rutland Plywood 12:23:07:25 People who maybe wouldn't be eligible or able to be hired due to you know, their history, have been welcomed at Rutland Plywood.)) ((Chief James Baker/Rutland Police Dept. A lot of those individuals may not be able to find comparable work in the area.)) Of the company's 1-hundred-70 employees -- 70 were full-time and many had called the Rutland Plywood their family for years.

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A sad end to the search for a missing boater. Colchester police say they found Brian Webb's body in the waters off West Lakeshore Drive Wednesday morning. The 65-year-old Montpelier man disappeared Sunday. Earlier this week Webb's dinghy was found about a mile from his sailboat -- but both were empty. Police are still investigating but Webb's death is not considered suspicious.

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A member of the film crew for the long-running TV show "Cops" has been killed. The crew was riding along with police in Omaha, Nebraska when a report came in of an armed robbery at a fast-food restaurant. The show's audio supervisor, 38-year-old Bryce Dion, was hit by a police officer's bullet. The robbery suspect also was killed. Police say it turns out he was carrying a pellet gun.

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Prosecutors in Arizona say no criminal charges will be filed in connection with the accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor. He was shot by a 9-year-old girl while showing her how to fire a submachine gun. The Uzi's recoil sent the weapon upward, shooting Charles Vacca in the head.

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Twenty-foot waves crashing the Southern California coast have brought daredevil surfers and body-boarders, as well as spectators jamming roads. All thanks to a rare west-coast hurricane: Marie. Lifeguards have had to make dozens of rescues of those caught in the surf. Asked if he was afraid, one surfer said "Dude, I was scared last night and couldn't sleep."

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

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NE clouds: clouds leaving area, but some to the north NE temps/radar: lots of 50s, low 60s here; mid-60s, low 70s south

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Social Media expert Alex Tursi joins us to talk about the do's and don'ts for back to school social media. She has tips on social media etiquette for students and parents... Social Media Goes to School - Get Schooled! 73 percent of all Americans ages 12-17 have a Facebook account, according to the organization's website. Parents may be wondering how best to navigate social media use by their kids -- and find out how they can use it to help their child. It's time to get schooled! Stay Connected: If you have a child just beginning school, start by following your child's school resources on Facebook (Pages, Groups) and Twitter. This is the best way to stay in the loop with campus events, the latest news and more. Also check the social media guidelines at your child's school. That's important because usage at school may affect grades. One study found that students who checked Facebook at least once achieved lower grades. But, social media can help kids be more social, expressive and empathetic. The "Made With Code" project from Google helps young girls learn about how to use technology (). It's the how that is important. Beware of bullying on sites you may not know about. For an older child, bullying is a concern - and it happens on social media. There is Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, but there is also Ask.fm, Snapchat, and Kik. Ask.fm: A social site that lets kids ask questions and answer those posted by other users - sometimes anonymously. Although there are some friendly interactions, there are lots of mean comments and some creepy sexual posts. Snapchat: A messaging app that lets users put a time limit on the pictures and videos they send before they disappear. A way for teens to share fun, light moments without the risk of having them go public. Most teens use it to send goofy or embarrassing photos to one another. The app has gained a reputation as a "sexting" app Kik Messenger: An app-based alternative to standard texting that's free, fast and has no message limits, character limits, or fees if you use the basic features. Apps linked to Kik allow communication with strangers who share their Kik usernames to find people to chat with. Teens' usernames identify them on Kik, so they shouldn't use their full real name as their username. Kik actually has a guide for parents on how to help teens have a safe experience. Help With Homework. Check out homework help apps For elementary age children: GeoWalk is a brilliantly designed app about Earth's people, places, more for 8-10 year olds. For high schoolers: () Chemical Touch app's touch-sensitive periodic table will help make chemistry class much more interactive () AccelaStudy's Language Essentials apps are great for learning a new language () Shakespeare app deciphers the Bard's language () Studious helps you stay organized () Key thing to remember is that the best communication tactic is open, face-to-face conversation with your child. Listening is critical.


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