Thu 28-MAY-2015 Early A.M. News Script

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Crews are working to get power restored to all Vermont homes -- after Wednesday's storms knocked out power to thousands across the state But utilities have got the lights back on -- for all -- but 188 homes in Vermont. The majority of those outages are in Addison County.

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Of those outages Wednesday -- 37-hundred were in Winooski because a tree hit a power line. The incident also tripped an alarm at the Key Bank in Winooski--where officers responded. Green Mountain Power say power was restored by 10pm.

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Vermont's jobless rate dropped two tenths of a percent last month. The statewide seasonally adjusted jobless rate for April was three-point-six percent -- tied for the fourth lowest in the country. The national rate is at 5-point-4 percent -- down a tenth of a point. Gov. Peter Shumlin says Vermont's numbers point to continued economic growth and recovery from the last recession.

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A historic Vermont aircraft has a new spot -- at Camp Johnson in Colchester. A McDonald Douglas F-4 fighter jet was moved from behind the Vermont National Guard Museum -- to in front of the Headquarters -- at the Green Mountain Armory. Air Guard officials wanted to display the 19-65 jet for the public to see when visiting Camp Johnson.

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(TC 02:14:51:14 Tile 8703) ((Maj. Gen. Steven Cray/Vt. National Guard Commander "Piece of history here. The Vermont Air National Guard flew F4s in the late '80s and '90s. So this is a historical aircraft that flew in Vietnam." 02:15:04:01)) The Green Mountain Boys flew F-4s before the F-16. Air Guard members say the older generation jets used 2 engines- and were louder than the F16s.

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More showers today, and possible t-storms, some of which could be strong again. Clears out, cools down tonight. Nice Friday. More t-storms later on Saturday. Clearing, cooler Sunday through mid-week.

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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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With great sadness this morning -- we are saying goodbye to Marselis Parsons. And remembering his remarkable life and legendary career. He was a colleague, mentor and friend to us in the WCAX family -- a trusted and respected journalist to tens of thousands of viewers around our region. The longtime news director and anchor -- lost his battle with skin cancer yesterday. Parsons first job was in the Upper Valley as a radio reporter at W-T-S-L in Hanover -- and his first TV job was in (Leb-ah-NIN) Lebanon. He came to Channel 3 in August of 1967. He was known for his tough but fair interviews...his curiosity....and his sharp eye for powerful pictures.... He talked about his diagnosis - in an interview last summer. Here's Roger Garrity.

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((17:40:15:13 Marselis Parsons: "People might say 'why is he wearing a hat when he's being interviewd?'. Well, that's why. I have cancer. I discovered this in February and it was a complete surprise. 40:33:20 I have melanoma, stage 4. and I don't know how long I have to live but I am enjoying living on Shelburne Bay and hoping for the best 40:47:22)) After 43 years as an award winning reporter, anchor and news director -- Marselis said goodbye to us when he retired in 2009. But he was still a regular visitor to WCAX -- occasionally contributing thoughtful feature reports that we called Postcards from Parsons. We hoped that might continue for a long time to come. His illness changed that and had him reflecting on his time here. ((40:55:20 I've been v lucky. This was a blow but I've been v lucky to live here, to work with wonderful people. 00001 16:48:17:23 I don't think my stamp exists on Ch3 any more than Brian Joyce or Anson Tebbetts or Andy Potter or Sera Congi or somebody like that. It's all a team effort especially when you are doing an hour's worth of news at 6 o'clock without any national news. 48:37:12)) Those of us who worked with him know that he left his stamp on us -- to aggressively pursue the news. To report it with accuracy and fairness. And to do it with respect and sensitivity to the viewers at home. He hoped he'd be remembered for that. ((17:42:42:05 I hope as someone who tried to tell the truth as best I can. And definnitely made mistake, definitely made mistakes. had some terrible days. where the mistakes were not anybody's fault but mine, where I made a dumb, dumb mistake. but tried v hard to tell the truth and make sure it was right. 43:43:02)) Marselis did share one small regret about his career -- ((43:31:03 I wish I had thought of a good way to sign off.)) He says he never came up with a signature way to end a broadcast -- something like Walter Cronkite's "And that's the way it is." On that summer day last year, he gave us one last Marselis-style sign-off: ((17:44:54:18 That's the news. I'm Marselis Parsons. Have a good night 44:58:13))

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People from across our region continue to share their condolences. Including many of the people Marselis covered here on Channel 3. His time as anchor and news director spanned the careers of four Vermont governors. Leaders who knew their every move would be closely covered -- and broadcast to our statewide audience. They came to respect his judgement and fairness.

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((Howard Dean/Vt. Gov 1991-2003 from JOE_8442 AT 00:36:44:00 The thing that I liked the most about him as a news person is if you thought you were getting a bad shake, a serious bad shake, you go sit down with him.// 00:37:02:03 He wasn't going to give in, I mean newsmakers aren't supposed to dictate the news, but you know everyone makes mistakes including the news media and he was pretty fair about listening to what he thought had to be done for the sake of the news and what he thought was probably out of bounds. 00:37:16:18)) ((Jim Douglas 2003-2011 at 00:10:19:25 Another individual who gave it straight down the middle of the road 00:10:25:20 didn't try to slant or twist anything but just informed the people of our state and the north country accross the lake as to what was going on 00:10:37:16)) ((Madeleine Kunin 1985-1991 from TYSON_0009_01 AT 00:02:22:00 //I think everybody listened to him in Vt. it's not like the nat'l scene where you go to your political preference with either Fox News or Public TV. You know, one is a little more to the right, one is to the left. I think Marselis sort of brought Vt together so we were mostly on the same page 00:02:48:12)) ((Gov. Peter Shumlin/D-Vermont: 25:52 I bet I join all Vermonters in tremendous sadness about losing Marselis. Marselis was a legend in Vermont. He was in our living rooms for the last 25 years, at our dinner tables. He was the voice of reason, of honesty, of fairness, & I kind of regard him as Vermont's Walter Cronkite.))

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After working here at WCAX for more than forty years -- it's safe to say he made a lasting impact on many people here at the station. Some of his long-time colleagues -- including our general manager Peter Martin -- shared some of their favorite memories. ((Peter Martin 13:03:00 from 713_1742_01 HE WAS A FRIEND AND COLLEAGUE OF VERY LONG STANDING. HE OCCUPIED A BIG PLACE IN THE STATION'S LIFE AND THEREFORE IN MY LIFE. YOU DON'T WORK WITH SOMEONE AS CLOSELY AS WE WORKED TOGETHER FOR AS LONG AS WE WORKED TOGETHER - WHAT 40 YRS? - OF COURSE HE WAS A BIG FIGURE AND WILL BE DEEPLY MISSED 13:31:26)) ((JJ Cioffi from JJ CIOFFI AT 22:58:07 I thik Marselis had to lead people in here. He had a lot of weight on his shoulders, but he learned a lot from ppl before him. and he made sure we were good reporters. he made sure we towed the line. 23:11:09)) ((Sharon Meyer from JOE_8434_01 at 00:10:00:00 Marselis is the one who taught me what life on the set was all about. Way back when, even before I was doing the weather, Marselis helped me do a story. I just thought it would be interesting to do a story. So he's the one who taught me 'what's storytelling?' it's not just doing a story or writing a story it's telling a story. 00:10:21:26)) ((Jack LaDuke from JACK LADUKE 5:27:00 he loved breaking news. and he knew how to handle it well. he would set it up on the 6 o'clock news 'god he really helped me out on that story quite a bit', and it looked great on the air 5:40:09)) ((Tony Adams from JOE_8390_01 at 00:08:30:00 I never did see bias in Marselis. I never felt that he felt strongly this way or that way in a news story, which is the important thing. Present the news, let the public judge. 00:08:46:27))

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((MARR--SEAL--IS)) Marselis leaves his wife Julie, his daughter Susan -- son in law Willie - and a granddaughter - Pippa. Our thoughts are of course with them. And - if you would like to share memories of Marselis - you can visit our web site - or you can send an email directly to his family -- that address is Remember-dot-Marselis- at-gmail.com.

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Covering the news was at Mareslis' core -- so we continue on this morning... Afternoon storms knocked out power to thousands across the state But utilities have got the lights back on -- for all -- but 571 homes in Vermont. The majority of those outages are in Orleans, Windsor counties.

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Of those outages Wednesday -- 37-hundred were in Winooski because a tree hit a power line. The incident also tripped an alarm at the Key Bank in Winooski--where officers responded. Green Mountain Power say power was restored by 10pm.

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The storm also led to a fire in Georgia -- caused by a strike from the sky... Fire officials say lightening struck a tree off Musket Circle -- it caught fire -- split and then spread to a boat on land nearby. Firefighters were able to put out the flames but all that was left of the boat was this burnt out shell.

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((Chief Keith Baker, Georgia Fire Dept. 08:31 "certainly it is not far from another vehicle and the home is not much farther than that so had it been windy, wind direction could have been a little different.)) Georgia's fire chief says the boat fire on land caused by lightening -- was the first of its kind for him as a firefighter.

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(anchors introduce gary) More showers today, and possible t-storms, some of which could be strong again. Clears out, cools down tonight. Nice Friday. More t-storms later on Saturday. Clearing, cooler Sunday through mid-week.

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Today: Mix of sun & clouds Showers, possible t-storms Turning less humid Highs: 73 to 80 Wind: S to W 10 to 20 mph Tonight: Mostly clear Lows: 48 to 55 Wind: Light Friday: Mostly sunny Highs: 78 to 85 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Extended: Saturday: Some AM sun Then showers, t-storms some possibly strong Lows: 60s Highs: 75 to 82 Sunday: A few AM showers Then gradual clearing Lows: 50s Highs: 58 to 68 Monday: Mostly sunny Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 60s Hyper-Extended: Tuesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 40s Highs: 65 to 75 Wednesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 42 to 52 Highs: 70s

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The centers for disease control is investigating a potentially deadly mistake.. officials say live anthrax bacteria was accidentally shipped to labs in as many as nine states. Anne Marie Green has more..

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THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL IS INVESTIGATING A POSSIBLY DANGEROUS MISTAKE BY THE U-S MILITARY. ON WEDNESDAY, PENTAGON OFFICIALS CONFIRMED THE SHIPMENTS OF LIVE ANTHRAX SAMPLES FROM AN ARMY FACILITY IN UTAH...TO LABS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. CLOSE TO TWO DOZEN PERSONNEL AT A U-S MILTARY BASE IN SOUTH KOREA...MAY HAVE ALSO BEEN EXPOSED. SO FAR, NO ONE'S FALLEN ILL. SOME LAB WORKERS HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED RECOMMENDATIONS TO TAKE ANTIBIOTICS. THERE COULD BE MORE FALLOUT IN THE FIFA CORRUPTION SCANDAL. SWISS PROSECUTORS ARE NOW LOOKING INTO BIDS FOR THE 2018 AND 2022 WORLD CUPS. THE INVESTIGATION COMES AFTER FEDERAL PROSECUTORS INDICTMENTED 14 FEDERATION LEADERS AND CORPORATE EXECS WEDNESDAY...ON CHARGES OF RACKETEERING BRIBERY, AND OTHER CRIMES. FIFA'S President IS UP FOR REELECTION THIS FRIDAY. AND, THE DEATH TOLL FROM DEVASTATING STORMS AND FLOODING IN TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA HAS RISEN TO AT LEAST 20. AS SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAMS IN TEXAS CONTINUE TO LOOK FOR THOSE STILL UNACCOUNTED FOR IN WIMBERLEY... ANOTHER STORM WEDNESDAY TRIGGERED A TORNADO IN THE TOWN OF CANADIAN...HITTING AN OIL RIG AND INJURING THREE PEOPLE. THE THREAT OF MORE SEVERE WEATHER THIS WEEK COULD HAMPER ONGOING CLEANUP EFFORTS. THOSE ARE SOME OF THE DAY'S TOP STORIES. I'M ANNE-MARIE GREEN, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.

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We are starting to see things greening up outside in our gardens, but some things just didn't fare very well over this past hard, cold winter. This morning Sharon Meyer and garden expert Charlie Nardozzi show us what to do now.

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Charlie, I gotta say. My holly was not very happy after this past winter. Oh, many hollies were not very happy, nor were the broadleaf rhododendrons, or any of those big broadleaf everygreens, they took a big hit this winter. A lot of brown leaves this spring. A lot of brown leaves. But, the nice thing about these shrubs is that they are much hardier than you think, and even though the leaves might turn brown, they will leaf back out just like this everygreen holly right here. It looks like it's getting some new stuff going. Exactly, so if you have a holly, or a rhododendron, and it's not leafing out yet. Clip the branches and if you find that it's actually green, there's actually green wood in the branches, then give it another couple of weeks and it might leaf out. If it's brown, not a good sign. Keep clipping back until you see some green? Exactly, and something like this that died back a lot, you might just want to do a little corrective pruning to take out a couple of main limbs here and there just to kind of shape it, but you can see, it's coming back pretty strong. Now another shrub we'll be pruning this time of year, is the lilac. Clearly, these are starting to go by, but they still smell good! Yes they do, but this is the time to prune your lilacs. So as the flower go by, before they set seed, now is a nice time to just snip off those old flowers and get rid of them, compost them. Clean them up and if you have a big lilac like this one, you can also cut it down this time of year to about a foot or two tall to almoswt a stump size. It will regrow, but it will take three of four years before you get flowers again. But it will actually regrow and flower. If you want to be a little more diligent about it, you can do the three year rotational pruning, taking out a third of the largest limbs each year and that way you get flowers each year, and by the end of it, by the fourth year, you;ve got lilacs again! Runs: 1:37 CG :07-:12 Charlie Nardozzi CG: :54-:58 Tyson photo credit

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More showers today, and possible t-storms, some of which could be strong again. Clears out, cools down tonight. Nice Friday. More t-storms later on Saturday. Clearing, cooler Sunday through mid-week.

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Welcome Back! The Department of Labor has proposed a new "Conflict of Interest Regulation" that seeks to regulate the standard of conduct and compensation related to investment advice provided on retirement plans and Individual Retirement Accounts. This morning to discuss this new regulation is Wayne Braun from People's United Bank, Mr. Braun thanks so much for being with us. Q. Why has the department proposed this regulation on retirement plans and IRAs? A. Investment professionals can be paid varying amounts of compensation based on different investments they recommend and sell. The Department of Labor believes this can lead to a situation where recommendations could be based on the compensation the advisor will receive versus the investments that are ultimately best for the participant or account holder. The DOL believes this represents a conflict of interest between the advisor and client. Q. So what is the Department of Labor proposing in response to what seems to amount to concerns about ethics? A. They want to expand the scope of who is considered a fiduciary to include financial professionals that provide investment advice to retirement plans and IRA's. Fiduciaries are required by law to act in sole and best interest of the participant, to act prudentially and to insure reasonable fees. If finalized, the new regulations could hold investment advisors to a higher standard and they could be sued by the affected participant, plan and the DOL. Q. There are some concerns about these regulations. What could be some of the unforeseen consequences? ((proposal's impact on small plans and IRA's, can you explain?)) A. Yes, when a plan or account is small, the fee for advice can be rather large in comparison to the account balance. The current system allows for investment advisors to be compensated through the investments and incentives from financial institutions. The fear is that the proposal, if finalized, would eliminate these options and participants or account holders would not be able to afford advice. Q. How would the proposal impact distributions and roll overs from plans and IRA's? A. Current fiduciary advisors are unable to give participant distribution and rollover advice if the advisor would be compensated differently by the receiving vehicle. This is perhaps a time when participants most need advice. The proposal provides an exemption for this situation if certain requirements are met. Q. What should people with IRA and retirement plans do? Can they do anything? A. Ask questions about how your advisor is compensated including any additional or indirect compensation received from financial institutions. Ask them to provide this information in writing.

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In the headlines this morning: Sanders rallies young voters in New Hampshire.. An armed robbery in North Springfield.. Plus a final goodbye from Marselis Parsons

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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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Senator Bernie Sanders is taking his Pursuit of the Presidency on the road -- making several stops in New Hampshire. He then heads off to Iowa -- to talk to voters there. Here's our Alex Apple.

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((Bernie: 01:31:30 what we should be about is a country which says to every young person if you have the ability, if you have the desire you can go to college regardless of the income of your family. 15)) Stopped on the street in Concord-- Bernie Sanders picked up a megaphone and kept on ticking. ((Bernie: 01:30:31 The way we win this election is by millions of people coming together and saying enough is enough.")) At a town meeting at New England College -- the democratic presidential candidate -- focused on an issue on the forefront of student's minds. ((Patrick Phillips/Student from Pembroom 02:35 my concern is being able to afford going to college and he is really the only candidate that I have seen take a strong stance on that.)) Patrick Phillips wasn't alone -- students lined up to tell the senator -- they're simply broke. ((Shawn Gringery 54:29. For one semester I am already $10,000 in debt with 6% interest.)) Sanders has a plan to make... ((Bernie: 53:00 every public college and every public university in this country will be tuition free.)) ....which he'll pay for by increasing taxes on investment banks and hedge funds. Others in attendance... ((Crowd NaT)) ...had a former First Lady on their minds. ((Unknown name/person in crowd 01:20:48 I don't want to be just the party that takes away from Hillary. I want to be able to kick her butt. We need to move ahead.)) Wednesday -- Sanders directly criticized Hillary Clinton for one of the first times -- saying she's taken no position on trade. ((Bernie: 01:23:28 I just don't know how you don't have an opinion on the enormously important issues which is her view.)) Voters in the crowd like Sally Owen (33:32) and Melody Bjorkman are disgruntled democrats craving an alternative to Clinton. ((Melody Bjorkman/Manchester 01:35:20 I am going to do whatever I can to help grow the grassroots.)) And Sanders will need thousands more to follow in her footsteps. Alex Apple -- channel 3 news -- Concord, New Hampshire.

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New this morning, police tell us a masked man robbed the North Springfield Irving convenience store. It happened just after 7:30 last night when police say a man pointed a handgun at the cashier and demanded money before fleeing the store. No customers were present at the time and no one was hurt. The robber is believed to be a white male, approximately 5'8" and slender with dark hair. The robber was reportedly wearing a green hoodie that had the word "RICE" printed on the front, dark pants, and some sort of animal mask. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Springfield Police Department.

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Burlington police say they've caught the alleged marathon groper. Authorities arrested 37-year-old John Discola. He's accused of grabbing multiple women in the behind at Sunday's marathon. The Massachusetts man is also accused of groping another woman near the Winooski Bridge Tuesday. He is being held for lack of bail.

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Vermont's lone representative at the national spelling bee did not make the semi-finals. Lucinda Storz -- a 12 year old from the Thaddeus Stevens School in Lyndon -- made it through all 3 rounds -- but did not pass the written test. We're still so proud of her though -- after all in the state competition -- she beat 30 other students in a record breaking 42 rounds.

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(anchors introduce gary) More showers today, and possible t-storms, some of which could be strong again. Clears out, cools down tonight. Nice Friday. More t-storms later on Saturday. Clearing, cooler Sunday through mid-week.

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Today: Mix of sun & clouds Showers, possible t-storms Turning less humid Highs: 73 to 80 Wind: S to W 10 to 20 mph Tonight: Mostly clear Lows: 48 to 55 Wind: Light Friday: Mostly sunny Highs: 78 to 85 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Extended: Saturday: Some AM sun Then showers, t-storms some possibly strong Lows: 60s Highs: 75 to 82 Sunday: A few AM showers Then gradual clearing Lows: 50s Highs: 58 to 68 Monday: Mostly sunny Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 60s Hyper-Extended: Tuesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 40s Highs: 65 to 75 Wednesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 42 to 52 Highs: 70s

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((( Good morning, the Red Sox begin a series in Texas tonight. Boston was swept in Minnesota yesterday. The Yankees are coming off a sweep of Kansas City at the Stadium, they're in Oakland tonight. --- Rain postponing most of the tennis playoff matches today, however they were indoors at South Burlington. The Rebels hosting Stowe in a D-1 girls playdown. In first doubles, the individual state champs Jasmina Jusufagic (YUSA-FAJIC) & Anna Wulfson taking on the Stowe team of Catherine Miller and Megan Driscoll. The Rebels win the first set 6-1, the Raiders answer back early in set 2, Driscoll caps off this great volley with a nice backhand shot. Jusufagic bounces back with a couple of forehand winners of her own, some great placement on these shots. South Burlington taking a 5-3 lead in the second set. Wulfson with a serve returned into the net. Wulfson and Jusufagic win 6-1, 6-3 as the Rebels go on to the 7-0 victory. They advance to the division 1 quarterfinals on Saturday. --- High School boys lacrosse tonight under the lights, South Burlington visiting Essex. First period, Essex trailing by a couple score back to back goals in the final minutes of the quarter. Sean Vanzo and Brendan Gleason doing the honors. It's 3-3 after one. The Rebles explode from there, Cam Nolting becomes the school's all time points leader with 261. Here he assists, Nick Liscinsky for the score Mike Blauvelt doing his job in net keeping Essex off the board the entire second quarter. South Burlington doubles up Essex, 14-7 the final. --- because of the weather, we were a little South Burlington heavy. We will try to change it up tonight, weather permitting. That's it for now, scott fleishman, channel 3 sports, have a great day.)))

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

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Families are still in dark this morning ... After Wednesday's storm knocked out power to thousands across the state But utilities have got the lights back on -- for all -- but 571 homes in Vermont. The majority of those outages are in Orleans county

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Of those outages yesterday -- 37-hundred were in Winooski because a tree hit a power line. The incident also tripped an alarm at the Key Bank in Winooski -- where officers responded. Green Mountain Power say power was restored by 10pm.

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The storm also led to a fire in Georgia -- caused by a strike from the sky... Fire officials say lightening struck a tree off Musket Circle -- it caught fire -- split and then spread to a boat on land nearby. Firefighters were able to put out the flames but all that was left of the boat was this burnt out shell.

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((Chief Keith Baker, Georgia Fire Dept. 08:31 "certainly it is not far from another vehicle and the home is not much farther than that so had it been windy, wind direction could have been a little different.)) Georgia's fire chief says the boat fire on land caused by lightening -- was the first of its kind for him as a firefighter.

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Police in Springfield say an armed robber is on the loose this morning. Around 7:30 last night -- police say a man went into The Irving Convenience Store in North Springfield. They say he pointed a handgun at the employee at the register and made off with cash. He is said to have fled on foot running into nearby woods. The suspect is described as a white skinny male about 5'8" and dark hair. He was wearing a green hoodie with the word "Rice" on the front -- and an animal mask.

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Burlington police say they've caught the alleged marathon groper. Authorities arrested 37-year-old John Discola. He's accused of grabbing multiple women in the behind at Sunday's marathon. The Massachusetts man is also accused of groping another woman near the Winooski Bridge Tuesday. He is being held for lack of bail.

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The Centers for Disease Control is investigating a possibly dangerous mistake by the U-S military. On Wednesday, Pentagon officials confirmed the shipments of live anthrax samples from an army facility in Utah... to labs across the country. Close to two dozen personnel at a U-S miltary base in South Korea...may have also been exposed. So far, no one's fallen ill.

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There could be more fallout in the FIFA corruption scandal. Swiss prosecutors are now looking into bids for the 20-18 and 20-22 world cups. The investigation comes after federal prosecutors charged 14 federation leaders and corporate execs Wednesday with racketeering, bribery, and other crimes. FIFA's president is up for re-election this Friday.

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

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More showers today, and possible t-storms, some of which could be strong again. Clears out, cools down tonight. Nice Friday. More t-storms later on Saturday. Clearing, cooler Sunday through mid-week.

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With heavy hearts, we are saying goodbye to a longtime journalist, mentor and. ((MARR--SEAL--IS)) Marselis Parsons has passed away. He sat at this desk -- for a quarter of a century. In 2009 - Marselis anchored the 6pm news for the last time. This morning, we end the broadcast -- with his final signoff.

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((CLIP 10_15_2009 6PM NEWS AT 12:53:19 Marselis Parsons: Oct 15 2009 and now is time to say farewell -- at least from this chair... which I inherited 25 years ago this week from Richard Gallagher. It has been a distinct honor to be here, and a great pleasure to share the duties here with Kristin Kelly over the last four years. KK, thanks for your patience friendship and support ... also the longest member of this team: Sharon Meyer.. and most recently Mike McCune. I shall miss you guys very much. And its time to say goodbye to three families.. first my personal family... Julie and Susan thanks for all your support and patience.. those late dinners, interrupted weekends, cancelled plans. I look forward to spending more time with you. Secondly my channel three family.. from the Martin family which hired and promoted me, to those many many people behind the scenes who make channel three news such a great place to work. all the reporters and editors and photographers you can see in the newsroom.. too many to name. Great individuals, hard working people.. telling stories here every day from five in the morning till almost midnight. I am proud to have hired most of them. and people in the control room.. Directors, tape operators, engineers, sound technicians, teleprompter operators .. their names are on the credits at the end of this program.. they are the unsung heroes of these broadcasts. My thanks to them... and also to the office staff and sales people who are out there everyday selling time for commercials and my gratitude to the sponsors who have been loyal supporters of this program. Thank you as well. and lastly thank you to you.. my television family.. you invite us into your homes every night to bring you the news.. sometimes good, sometimes bad. we have wept with you and laughed with you.. hopefully learned something of this great state: its people and issues. I hope you will join me in welcoming Darren Perron to this broadcast.. and join me in watching Kristin and Darren , Mike and Sharon, and the rest of this special team. I hope to be out on the road soon, telling stories... But again.. It has been an honor to be invited into your home. Thank you.. and good night. SLATE OF DIV))

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New this morning, police tell us a masked man robbed the North Springfield Irving convenience store. It happened just after 7:30 last night when police say a man pointed a handgun at the cashier and demanded money before fleeing the store. No customers were present at the time and no one was hurt. The robber is believed to be a white male, approximately 5'8" and slender with dark hair. The robber was reportedly wearing a green hoodie that had the word "RICE" printed on the front, dark pants, and some sort of animal mask. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Springfield Police Department.

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Burlington police say they've caught the alleged marathon groper. Authorities arrested 37-year-old John Discola. He's accused of grabbing multiple women in the behind at Sunday's marathon. The Massachusetts man is also accused of groping another woman near the Winooski Bridge Tuesday. He is being held for lack of bail.

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The storm also led to a fire in Georgia -- caused by a strike from the sky... Fire officials say lightening struck a tree off Musket Circle -- it caught fire -- split and then spread to a boat on land nearby. Firefighters were able to put out the flames but all that was left of the boat was this burnt out shell.

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((Chief Keith Baker, Georgia Fire Dept. 08:31 "certainly it is not far from another vehicle and the home is not much farther than that so had it been windy, wind direction could have been a little different.)) Georgia's fire chief says the boat fire on land caused by lightening -- was the first of its kind for him as a firefighter.

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More showers today, and possible t-storms, some of which could be strong again. Clears out, cools down tonight. Nice Friday. More t-storms later on Saturday. Clearing, cooler Sunday through mid-week.

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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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With great sadness this morning -- we are saying goodbye to Marselis Parsons. And remembering his remarkable life and legendary career. He was a colleague, mentor and friend to us in the WCAX family -- a trusted and respected journalist to tens of thousands of viewers around our region. The longtime news director and anchor -- lost his battle with skin cancer yesterday. Parsons first job was in the Upper Valley as a radio reporter at W-T-S-L in Hanover -- and his first TV job was in (Leb-ah-NIN) Lebanon. He came to Channel 3 in August of 1967. He was known for his tough but fair interviews...his curiosity....and his sharp eye for powerful pictures.... He talked about his diagnosis - in an interview last summer. Here's Roger Garrity.

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((17:40:15:13 Marselis Parsons: "People might say 'why is he wearing a hat when he's being interviewd?'. Well, that's why. I have cancer. I discovered this in February and it was a complete surprise. 40:33:20 I have melanoma, stage 4. and I don't know how long I have to live but I am enjoying living on Shelburne Bay and hoping for the best 40:47:22)) After 43 years as an award winning reporter, anchor and news director -- Marselis said goodbye to us when he retired in 2009. But he was still a regular visitor to WCAX -- occasionally contributing thoughtful feature reports that we called Postcards from Parsons. We hoped that might continue for a long time to come. His illness changed that and had him reflecting on his time here. ((40:55:20 I've been v lucky. This was a blow but I've been v lucky to live here, to work with wonderful people. 00001 16:48:17:23 I don't think my stamp exists on Ch3 any more than Brian Joyce or Anson Tebbetts or Andy Potter or Sera Congi or somebody like that. It's all a team effort especially when you are doing an hour's worth of news at 6 o'clock without any national news. 48:37:12)) Those of us who worked with him know that he left his stamp on us -- to aggressively pursue the news. To report it with accuracy and fairness. And to do it with respect and sensitivity to the viewers at home. He hoped he'd be remembered for that. ((17:42:42:05 I hope as someone who tried to tell the truth as best I can. And definnitely made mistake, definitely made mistakes. had some terrible days. where the mistakes were not anybody's fault but mine, where I made a dumb, dumb mistake. but tried v hard to tell the truth and make sure it was right. 43:43:02)) Marselis did share one small regret about his career -- ((43:31:03 I wish I had thought of a good way to sign off.)) He says he never came up with a signature way to end a broadcast -- something like Walter Cronkite's "And that's the way it is." On that summer day last year, he gave us one last Marselis-style sign-off: ((17:44:54:18 That's the news. I'm Marselis Parsons. Have a good night 44:58:13))

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People from across our region continue to share their condolences. Including many of the people Marselis covered here on Channel 3. His time as anchor and news director spanned the careers of four Vermont governors. Leaders who knew their every move would be closely covered -- and broadcast to our statewide audience. They came to respect his judgement and fairness.

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((Howard Dean/Vt. Gov 1991-2003 from JOE_8442 AT 00:36:44:00 The thing that I liked the most about him as a news person is if you thought you were getting a bad shake, a serious bad shake, you go sit down with him.// 00:37:02:03 He wasn't going to give in, I mean newsmakers aren't supposed to dictate the news, but you know everyone makes mistakes including the news media and he was pretty fair about listening to what he thought had to be done for the sake of the news and what he thought was probably out of bounds. 00:37:16:18)) ((Jim Douglas 2003-2011 at 00:10:19:25 Another individual who gave it straight down the middle of the road 00:10:25:20 didn't try to slant or twist anything but just informed the people of our state and the north country accross the lake as to what was going on 00:10:37:16)) ((Madeleine Kunin 1985-1991 from TYSON_0009_01 AT 00:02:22:00 //I think everybody listened to him in Vt. it's not like the nat'l scene where you go to your political preference with either Fox News or Public TV. You know, one is a little more to the right, one is to the left. I think Marselis sort of brought Vt together so we were mostly on the same page 00:02:48:12)) ((Gov. Peter Shumlin/D-Vermont: 25:52 I bet I join all Vermonters in tremendous sadness about losing Marselis. Marselis was a legend in Vermont. He was in our living rooms for the last 25 years, at our dinner tables. He was the voice of reason, of honesty, of fairness, & I kind of regard him as Vermont's Walter Cronkite.))

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After working here at WCAX for more than forty years -- it's safe to say he made a lasting impact on many people here at the station. Some of his long-time colleagues -- including our general manager Peter Martin -- shared some of their favorite memories. ((Peter Martin 13:03:00 from 713_1742_01 HE WAS A FRIEND AND COLLEAGUE OF VERY LONG STANDING. HE OCCUPIED A BIG PLACE IN THE STATION'S LIFE AND THEREFORE IN MY LIFE. YOU DON'T WORK WITH SOMEONE AS CLOSELY AS WE WORKED TOGETHER FOR AS LONG AS WE WORKED TOGETHER - WHAT 40 YRS? - OF COURSE HE WAS A BIG FIGURE AND WILL BE DEEPLY MISSED 13:31:26)) ((JJ Cioffi from JJ CIOFFI AT 22:58:07 I thik Marselis had to lead people in here. He had a lot of weight on his shoulders, but he learned a lot from ppl before him. and he made sure we were good reporters. he made sure we towed the line. 23:11:09)) ((Sharon Meyer from JOE_8434_01 at 00:10:00:00 Marselis is the one who taught me what life on the set was all about. Way back when, even before I was doing the weather, Marselis helped me do a story. I just thought it would be interesting to do a story. So he's the one who taught me 'what's storytelling?' it's not just doing a story or writing a story it's telling a story. 00:10:21:26)) ((Jack LaDuke from JACK LADUKE 5:27:00 he loved breaking news. and he knew how to handle it well. he would set it up on the 6 o'clock news 'god he really helped me out on that story quite a bit', and it looked great on the air 5:40:09)) ((Tony Adams from JOE_8390_01 at 00:08:30:00 I never did see bias in Marselis. I never felt that he felt strongly this way or that way in a news story, which is the important thing. Present the news, let the public judge. 00:08:46:27))

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((MARR--SEAL--IS)) Marselis leaves his wife Julie, his daughter Susan -- son in law Willie - and a granddaughter - Pippa. Our thoughts are of course with them. And - if you would like to share memories of Marselis - you can visit our web site - or you can send an email directly to his family -- that address is Remember-dot-Marselis- at-gmail.com.

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Covering the news was at Mareslis' core -- so we continue on this morning... Afternoon storms knocked out power to thousands across the state But utilities have got the lights back on -- for all -- but 571 homes in Vermont. The majority of those outages are in Orleans county.

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Of those outages Wednesday -- 37-hundred were in Winooski because a tree hit a power line. The incident also tripped an alarm at the Key Bank in Winooski--where officers responded. Green Mountain Power say power was restored by 10pm.

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The storm also led to a fire in Georgia -- caused by a strike from the sky... Fire officials say lightening struck a tree off Musket Circle -- it caught fire -- split and then spread to a boat on land nearby. Firefighters were able to put out the flames but all that was left of the boat was this burnt out shell.

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((Chief Keith Baker, Georgia Fire Dept. 08:31 "certainly it is not far from another vehicle and the home is not much farther than that so had it been windy, wind direction could have been a little different.)) Georgia's fire chief says the boat fire on land caused by lightening -- was the first of its kind for him as a firefighter.

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(anchors introduce gary) More showers today, and possible t-storms, some of which could be strong again. Clears out, cools down tonight. Nice Friday. More t-storms later on Saturday. Clearing, cooler Sunday through mid-week.

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Today: Mix of sun & clouds Showers, possible t-storms Turning less humid Highs: 73 to 80 Wind: S to W 10 to 20 mph Tonight: Mostly clear Lows: 48 to 55 Wind: Light Friday: Mostly sunny Highs: 78 to 85 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Extended: Saturday: Some AM sun Then showers, t-storms some possibly strong Lows: 60s Highs: 75 to 82 Sunday: A few AM showers Then gradual clearing Lows: 50s Highs: 58 to 68 Monday: Mostly sunny Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 60s Hyper-Extended: Tuesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 40s Highs: 65 to 75 Wednesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 42 to 52 Highs: 70s

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The Centers for Disease Control is investigating a potentially deadly mistake by the U.S. military. Pentagon officials say live anthrax bacteria was accidentally shipped to labs in as many as nine states. Susan McGinnis reports from Washington

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(PKG) Close to two dozen people at a U.S. Air Force base in South Korea ARE UNDER preventative medical care, GETTING VACCINES AND TAKING antibiotics -- AFTER possible anthrax exposure. Authorities at Osan Air Force Base TOOK ACTION after being notified by the Pentagon that live anthrax samples were inadvertently shipped from one of its military labs in Dugway, Utah. The samples were supposed to be INACTIVE. (SOT Colonel Ronald F. Fizer ) there is no known risk to the general public, no confirmed or suspected cases of anthrax infection. (STANDUP: Susan McGinnis CBS News Washington, D.C.) THE ANTHRAX WAS part of a Department of Defense program to develop new ways to identify biological threats. (MAP) ALONG WITH THE LAB IN SOUTH KOREA, LABS IN NINE STATES RECEIVED THE SAMPLES. THEY INCLUDE: Maryland, Texas, Wisconsin, Delaware, New Jersey, Tennessee, New York, California and Virginia. AT LEAST four LAB workers here in the U.S. HAVE BEEN TOLD TO take antibiotics. The Pentagon first learned of the mistake when a lab in Maryland informed them it had received a *live* sample last week. The CDC has started to confiscate the samples for testing. Susan McGinnis CBS News Washington.

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A SWAT team member shot and killed a man while authorities say he was holding his one-year-old child hostage inside a home. It happened Wednesday in Middletown, New Jersey following a domestic dispute. The child's mother called police and told them the child's father was drunk, hit her and threatened to harm their child with a knife. The 39-year-old man spoke with a negotiator and refused to release the baby. The SWAT team then forced their way into the home when a member of the team fatally shot the man. The one year old was not harmed.

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A man and woman were both charged with drunk driving after police say their G-P-S directed their cars to the Pennsylvania police station. Authorities say 41-year-old Richard Schnee was following 44-year-old Ardean Marie Smith to a hotel when their vehicles ended up at the Upper Dublin police station instead. Officers say the two smelled of alcohol and after a field sobriety test, both were booked for D-U-I.

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((Lee Benson/Upper Dublin Deputy Police Chief, I told the chief the story about what happened over the weekend and he suggested that maybe we should open up a drive-thru for our DUI's, and keep things safer for everybody. Less transport. and just walk them right into the police station.)) Joking aside, the Upper Dublin police say drunk driving is a serious crime and are just glad that G-P-S led the two to the station.

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Welcome Back! Well, this may come as no surprise because it seems like so many people have iphones... Apple has now surpassed Google to become the most valuable brand in the world. That's according to the annual ranking of the world's most valuable brands published by research company "brandz." The Apple brand has increased in value by 67-percent over the past year -- as the company has continued to promote its products globally. Apple is now valued at 247-billion dollars.

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It seems like every day a new form of social media makes its way to the market, changing the way we communicate. Facebook allows us to connect with friends and family, Twitter lets us share our thoughts in real time, and Instagram gives us a platform to share beautiful photos. But now there's a new frontier in digital communication quickly gaining traction...live video broadcasting. Periscope is changing the ways we use social media. It's a popular way for anyone to broadcast video from an I-phone and gained more than 1 million users within its first 10 days. The app, now available on Android devices, tweets a link to your live video broadcast and allows you to chat with viewers.

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And how about a pizza party on a plane? That's what Delta Air Lines served up for passengers on flights to Atlanta this week. These pictures are from a flight that was diverted to Knoxville, Tennessee because of poor weather conditions. The food seemed to cheer up some passengers. One person on board tweeted "Delta continues with class." Passengers on several other Delta flights reported similar pizza parties.

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More showers today, and possible t-storms, some of which could be strong again. Clears out, cools down tonight. Nice Friday. More t-storms later on Saturday. Clearing, cooler Sunday through mid-week.

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How a college degree can keep the pounds off for married couples. Eboni Williams has that and more in today's health headlines.

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PKG TRT :47 A new Canadian study suggests people with Multiple Sclerosis are twice as likely to die early. Patients diagnosed before 59 may be three times more likely to die early. (wipe) Scientists in London have identified an enzyme in breast cancer tumors that spreads the disease to other parts of the body. Researchers hope their discovery will lead to treatments that block the enzyme from spreading cancer. (wipe) People who earn a four-year college degree before they marry are less likely to become obese compared to people who graduate after getting married. Researchers in Michigan suggest that people who earn a degree before marriage are more likely to have problem-solving skills and find ways to exercise and eat healthy while they adjust to married life. Those are some of the day's top health stories. Eboni Williams CBS News NY.

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In the headlines this morning Sanders rallies young voters in New Hampshire.. An armed robbery in North Springfield.. And Nearly 300 kids including one from Vermont battle for top honors

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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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Senator Bernie Sanders is taking his Pursuit of the Presidency on the road -- making several stops in New Hampshire. He then heads off to Iowa -- to talk to voters there. Here's our Alex Apple.

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((Bernie: 01:31:30 what we should be about is a country which says to every young person if you have the ability, if you have the desire you can go to college regardless of the income of your family. 15)) Stopped on the street in Concord-- Bernie Sanders picked up a megaphone and kept on ticking. ((Bernie: 01:30:31 The way we win this election is by millions of people coming together and saying enough is enough.")) At a town meeting at New England College -- the democratic presidential candidate -- focused on an issue on the forefront of student's minds. ((Patrick Phillips/Student from Pembroom 02:35 my concern is being able to afford going to college and he is really the only candidate that I have seen take a strong stance on that.)) Patrick Phillips wasn't alone -- students lined up to tell the senator -- they're simply broke. ((Shawn Gringery 54:29. For one semester I am already $10,000 in debt with 6% interest.)) Sanders has a plan to make... ((Bernie: 53:00 every public college and every public university in this country will be tuition free.)) ....which he'll pay for by increasing taxes on investment banks and hedge funds. Others in attendance... ((Crowd NaT)) ...had a former First Lady on their minds. ((Unknown name/person in crowd 01:20:48 I don't want to be just the party that takes away from Hillary. I want to be able to kick her butt. We need to move ahead.)) Wednesday -- Sanders directly criticized Hillary Clinton for one of the first times -- saying she's taken no position on trade. ((Bernie: 01:23:28 I just don't know how you don't have an opinion on the enormously important issues which is her view.)) Voters in the crowd like Sally Owen (33:32) and Melody Bjorkman are disgruntled democrats craving an alternative to Clinton. ((Melody Bjorkman/Manchester 01:35:20 I am going to do whatever I can to help grow the grassroots.)) And Sanders will need thousands more to follow in her footsteps. Alex Apple -- channel 3 news -- Concord, New Hampshire.

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New this morning, police tell us a masked man robbed the North Springfield Irving convenience store. It happened just after 7:30 last night when police say a man pointed a handgun at the cashier and demanded money before fleeing the store. No customers were present at the time and no one was hurt. The robber is believed to be a white male, approximately 5'8" and slender with dark hair. The robber was reportedly wearing a green hoodie that had the word "RICE" printed on the front, dark pants, and some sort of animal mask. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Springfield Police Department.

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Burlington police say they've caught the alleged marathon groper. Authorities arrested 37-year-old John Discola. He's accused of grabbing multiple women in the behind at Sunday's marathon. The Massachusetts man is also accused of groping another woman near the Winooski Bridge Tuesday. He is being held for lack of bail.

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Vermont's lone representative at the national spelling bee has failed to make the semi-finals. Lucinda Storz -- a 12 year old from the Thaddeus Stevens School in Lyndon -- made it through all 3 rounds -- but did not pass the written test. We're still so proud of her though -- after all in the state competition -- she beat 30 other students in a record breaking 42 rounds. Job well done, Lucinda.

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A historic Vermont aircraft has a new spot -- at Camp Johnson in Colchester. A McDonald Douglas F-4 fighter jet was moved from behind the Vermont National Guard Museum -- to in front of the Headquarters -- at the Green Mountain Armory. Air Guard officials wanted to display the 19-65 jet for the public to see when visiting Camp Johnson.

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(TC 02:14:51:14 Tile 8703) ((Maj. Gen. Steven Cray/Vt. National Guard Commander "Piece of history here. The Vermont Air National Guard flew F4s in the late '80s and '90s. So this is a historical aircraft that flew in Vietnam." 02:15:04:01)) The Green Mountain Boys flew F-4s before the F-16. Air Guard members say the older generation jets used 2 engines- and were louder than the F16s.

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(anchors introduce gary) More showers today, and possible t-storms, some of which could be strong again. Clears out, cools down tonight. Nice Friday. More t-storms later on Saturday. Clearing, cooler Sunday through mid-week.

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Today: Mix of sun & clouds Showers, possible t-storms Turning less humid Highs: 73 to 80 Wind: S to W 10 to 20 mph Tonight: Mostly clear Lows: 48 to 55 Wind: Light Friday: Mostly sunny Highs: 78 to 85 Wind: S 5 to 15 mph Extended: Saturday: Some AM sun Then showers, t-storms some possibly strong Lows: 60s Highs: 75 to 82 Sunday: A few AM showers Then gradual clearing Lows: 50s Highs: 58 to 68 Monday: Mostly sunny Lows: 35 to 45 Highs: 60s Hyper-Extended: Tuesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 40s Highs: 65 to 75 Wednesday: Partly cloudy Lows: 42 to 52 Highs: 70s

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As tech gurus perform digital surgery on Vermont Health Connect, Governor Shumlin says he has a prescription for Vermonters' health. For many getting health insurance has not been a day at the beach but the Governor is now suggesting a day at the park. Kyle Midura explains.

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Dr. David Coddaire of Morrisville wrote first-of-their kind prescriptions Wednesday. The medical instructions call for a day -- free of charge -- at one of Vermont more than 50 state parks. (00:11:26:00) ((Dr. David Coddaire - Park-Prescribing Physician We want them to stay well and we want them to stay out of the office)) Vermont state parks charge three dollars for adults and two dollars for kids. 16 docs across the state will have the the power to waive those fees, you don't need an appointment or malady to get the prescription, just call and ask ahead. Health Commissioner Harry Chen says even small incentives can get Vermonters outside, and that has substantial public health benefits -- especially for kids. (00:17:41:00) (( Gov. Peter Shumlin - D-Vermont Health care costs, the constant increases that grow faster than incomes will eventually bankrupt all of us)) The Governor says this is one creative pilot project aimed at bending the cost-curve. A substantial milestone looms early next week for the state's most-prominent health project: Vermont Health Connect. (File nats?) (00:20:49:00) ((Gov. Peter Shumlin - D-Vermont we need this darn thing to work)) June first is due date prescribed by the Governor for a technological fix, allowing for changes to a policy to be made with a few clicks rather than the current, exhaustive manual workarounds. The Governor says every day programmers find and patch a new bug, but adds that he's cautiously optimistic the fix will be ready in time. (00:20:19:00) ((could we hit a road bump, you bet, do we hope we don't, you bet, we're working as hard as we can to meet the deadline)) Another deadline looms in November. June's tech fix will help deliver on that date. If both are missed - the state may be forced to pull up stakes on the system. And its not clear what would happen then. ((KM channel 3 News))

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((( Good morning, the Red Sox begin a series in Texas tonight. Boston was swept in Minnesota yesterday. The Yankees are coming off a sweep of Kansas City at the Stadium, they're in Oakland tonight. --- Rain postponing most of the tennis playoff matches today, however they were indoors at South Burlington. The Rebels hosting Stowe in a D-1 girls playdown. In first doubles, the individual state champs Jasmina Jusufagic (YUSA-FAJIC) & Anna Wulfson taking on the Stowe team of Catherine Miller and Megan Driscoll. The Rebels win the first set 6-1, the Raiders answer back early in set 2, Driscoll caps off this great volley with a nice backhand shot. Jusufagic bounces back with a couple of forehand winners of her own, some great placement on these shots. South Burlington taking a 5-3 lead in the second set. Wulfson with a serve returned into the net. Wulfson and Jusufagic win 6-1, 6-3 as the Rebels go on to the 7-0 victory. They advance to the division 1 quarterfinals on Saturday. --- High School boys lacrosse tonight under the lights, South Burlington visiting Essex. First period, Essex trailing by a couple score back to back goals in the final minutes of the quarter. Sean Vanzo and Brendan Gleason doing the honors. It's 3-3 after one. The Rebles explode from there, Cam Nolting becomes the school's all time points leader with 261. Here he assists, Nick Liscinsky for the score Mike Blauvelt doing his job in net keeping Essex off the board the entire second quarter. South Burlington doubles up Essex, 14-7 the final. --- because of the weather, we were a little South Burlington heavy. We will try to change it up tonight, weather permitting. That's it for now, scott fleishman, channel 3 sports, have a great day.)))

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More showers today, and possible t-storms, some of which could be strong again. Clears out, cools down tonight. Nice Friday. More t-storms later on Saturday. Clearing, cooler Sunday through mid-week.

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Celebrating the birth of a new family member is always exciting. But what about celebrating again, and again, and again, to the tune of 100 grandchildren? That's the case for Leo and Ruth Zanger (rhymes with hanger) of Quincy, Illinois. The couple has been married for 59 years. In April, their 100th grandchild was born. Leo and Ruth have 12 children, 53 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild . This story originated in Quincy, and has received recognition from news stations all over the country. Proud grandfather Leo Zanger says he did not imagine his family would receive so much attention.

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(("I didn't think anything of it. But gee-whiz, this is amazing. Everybody in the country seems to be knowing about it. We didn't have anything to do with it Keep sending em")) Zanger says when his family gets together for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter, they rent out a church hall, and it takes 50 pounds of ham or ten turkeys to feed the family.

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New this morning, police tell us a masked man robbed the North Springfield Irving convenience store. It happened just after 7:30 last night when police say a man pointed a handgun at the cashier and demanded money before fleeing the store. No customers were present at the time and no one was hurt. The robber is believed to be a white male, approximately 5'8" and slender with dark hair. The robber was reportedly wearing a green hoodie that had the word "RICE" printed on the front, dark pants, and some sort of animal mask.

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Burlington police say they've caught the alleged marathon groper. Authorities arrested 37-year-old John Discola. He's accused of grabbing multiple women in the behind at Sunday's marathon. The Massachusetts man is also accused of groping another woman near the Winooski Bridge Tuesday. He is being held for lack of bail.

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Afternoon storms knocked out power to thousands across the state -- including in Winooski. 37-hundred were without power because a tree hit a power line. The incident also tripped an alarm at the Key Bank in Winooski--where officers responded. Green Mountain Power say power was restored by 10pm.

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The storm also led to a fire in Georgia -- caused by a strike from the sky... Fire officials say lightening struck a tree off Musket Circle -- it caught fire -- split and then spread to a boat on land nearby. Firefighters were able to put out the flames but all that was left of the boat was this burnt out shell.

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A day at a park could keep the doctor away. Gov. Peter Shumlin announced a pilot program Wednesday - prescriptions for a day at one of Vermont's state parks. 16 doctors across the state will participate, and a note from one them will grant patients free admission to one of the state's more than 50 parks. Health Commissioner Harry Chen says finding creative ways to get Vermonters outside has substantial benefites for public health.

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Lawmakers put pride on the line as they fished for the big one -- in the Governor's cup. About 60 people -- many city or state leaders -- turned out for the 8th annual fishing tournament held in Colchester. The day served as an opportunity to discuss water quality -- and enjoy some quality time outside the statehouse.

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(00:03:52:00) ((Rep. Sarah Copeland-Hanzas - D-Bradford It's a beautiful day to be out on the water and you know, being here and just kind of celebrating the beauty of our spring time in Vermont is really what it's all about. If I happen to catcfh a fish, I won't know what to do with it.)) The teams sought to bring in the heaviest haul. House Speaker Shap Smith reeled in a sizable catch at the last minute -- but his team wound up second.

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More showers today, and possible t-storms, some of which could be strong again. Clears out, cools down tonight. Nice Friday. More t-storms later on Saturday. Clearing, cooler Sunday through mid-week.


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