Thu 16-OCT-2014 Early A.M. News Script

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We start with a traffic alert this morning --- part of Interstate 91 is closed after a tractor trailer crash. Interstate 91 southbound is now open to one lane only at Exit 12 in Hartford. State police say, the rig was carrying paper products which spilled all over the highway. They say, 55-year-old Moses Echols lost control, went off the road and hit rock ledge. State police say, the truck kept going and got back onto the road --- dumping even more stuff onto the road. Vtrans has been out all night cleaning it up.

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This morning -- South Burlington students remain at home as the teacher's stirke continues into day 3. And emotions were running high last night at the school board meeting. Teachers, students and parents all voiced their opinions over an ongoing teachers strike that has closed school since Tuesday. Both the teachers union -- and the school board expressed their willingness to strike a deal. But residents described a community that the strike is tearing apart.

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(Dean Meleen/Teacher 38:58)(("Don't think for a moment that this has not brought heartache.")) (michelle Rosowsky/Parent 48:46)(("There is damage to this community...48:50 I wont be able to face my children's teachers the same way.")) (27:50 Sarah Weber/RESIDENT)(("What our community will look like after this strike will depend more on how we get through this than what the dollars and cents settlement is.")) Wednesdays meeting did not include negotiations between the two sides. Those will take place THIS afternoon -- when the board says all of their members will be present.

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Should Burlington's Church Street Marketplace be smoke free? The City Council Ordnance committee passed the ban last night. Now the full council must vote on it on November 10th. The ban would apply to all four blocks of the marketplace--including restaurants with outdoor seating.

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7-day forecast: Rain today, possible t-storms. Some sun with clouds Friday, just a little cooler. Showers on Saturday. And then a blast of chilly air for Sunday with showers and mountain snow showers. Quiet but cool on Monday. Keeping our eyes on a possible coastal system for mid-week, with rain & wind.

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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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We start with a traffic alert this morning --- part of Interstate 91 is closed after a tractor trailer crash. Interstate 91 southbound is now open to one lane only at Exit 12 in Hartford. State police say, the rig was carrying paper products which spilled all over the highway. They say, 55-year-old Moses Echols lost control, went off the road and hit rock ledge. State police say, the truck kept going and got back onto the road --- dumping even more stuff onto the road. Vtrans has been out all night cleaning it up.

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South Burlington residents are sounding off about a teacher's strike that is dividing that community. The school board and teachers union are at odds over salary and health care. Alex Apple takes us to a packed meeting where things got heated.

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(47:57 Michelle Rosowsky/Parent)(("We' re angry and we're really angry.")) (Gwen Bruns Parent 50:30)(("I am stunned that the SBEA has chosen to strike.")) (Lori Dowmoore/Teacher 29:25)(("I don't want to be on strike. I want to be in my classroom.")) Hundreds piled into the middle school library in South Burlington Wednesday night to sound off on an ongoing labor dispute between the school board and teachers. The regularly scheduled school board meeting gave both sides an opportunity to voice their frustrations over THE STRIKE that's the culmination of TEN? months of failed negotiations. (25:30 Morris Mahoney/Retired Teacher)(("after more than 50 years of good will between the school board and teachers, that good will is being threatened.")) The meeting did not include negotiations between the two sides. Those are scheduled for Thursday afternoon. School board chair Martin Lalonde explained why the board wanted to negotiate a new contract. (13"15 Martin Lalonde/School Board)(("We wanted to look for ways to contain costs. We wanted to improve teacher's overall compensation...13:38 We identified health insurance as an area where we could meet some of these goals.")) Lalonde described a series of negotiations that only saw two proposals exchanged between June and October. Meeting attendees ARGUED THE STRIKE IS RIPPING THE COMMUNITY APART. (Dean Meleen/Teacher 38:58)(("Don't think for a moment that this has not brought heartache.")) (michele Rosowsky/Parent 48:46)(("There is damage to this community...48:50 I wont be able to face my children's teachers the same way.")) (27:50 Sarah Weber/RESIDENT)(("What our community will look like after this strike will depend more on how we get through this than what the dollars and cents settlement is.")) Lalonde expressed his desire to reach a deal. (19:04 Martin Lalonde)(("We will look forward to trying to resolve this tomorrow afternoon.")) -- AND teachers swore to the board they would remain at the negotiating table Thursday until a deal is struck. (26:10 Morris Mahoney/Retired Teacher)(("Settle this strike.")) (33:52 Kris Kemlan)(("we'd like to get back to it."))

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We have new information about the state's involvement with a teenager who ended up dead. Melissa Robitille and Walter Richters are charged with second degree murder. Police say the couple put vodka into the I-V of Robitille's severely disabled 13-year-old son, Isaac. Channel 3 News has now confirmed that the Department for Children and Families removed Isaac from the home back in the late 2000s. And DC-F investigated allegations of abuse as recently as May. DCF has been under fire following the murders of two toddlers who had once been in state custody.

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Allen Prue's wife -- Patricia -- made a brief apperance in the courtoom for her husbands trial... The Waterford couple are being tried separately for the murder of Melissa Jenkins in 20-12. Allen's lawyer is trying to convince the jury that it was Patricia who planned and carried out the murder - and that Allen only confessed to police -- to protect her. Prosecutors called her to the stand Wednesday -- but she invoked her right not to testify -- and was led back out of the courtroom.

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Questions if the the man accused of a stabbing White River Junction is competent to stand trial... Police say the attack happened early Tuesday morning on a downtown sidewalk. Henry Chalmers allegedly stabbed the victim in the stomach during an argument. Chalmers is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. A mental health screener who interviewed Chalmers says he has a history of mental health issues. He's been taken to the Brattleboro Retreat to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly in 60s, some low 70s NE temps/radar: lots of 60s, low 70s, some 50s way west; raining now, some possible t-storms south NE dewpoints: in sticky 60s U.S. Clouds/radar: frontal system has finally moved into northeast Forecast clouds/precip: lots of rain today, tapers off tonight, just a few showers Friday. More showers Saturday

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Today: Periods of rain, heavy at times T-storm possible Highs: 67 to 74 Wind: SSE 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Rain tapering off Lows: 52 to 58 Wind: SE to SW 5 to 10 mph Friday: Mix of sun & clouds Chance for a few showers Highs: 62 to 68 Wind: SW 5 to 15 mph Extended: Saturday: Showers Turning colder late Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 55 to 65 Sunday: Mostly cloudy Showers Mountain snow showers Blustery, colder Lows: 30s Highs: 40s Monday: Partly cloudy Lows: 22 to 32 Highs: 42 to 52 Hyper-Extended: Tuesday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers Lows: 30s Highs: 45 to 55 Wednesday: Partly sunny Chance for showers Lows: 30s Highs: 45 to 55

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Tension run high as questions swirl around another confirmed case of EBola in America. A hearing in congress today -- will be searching for answers. Here's Susan Mcginnis with this morning's worldwatch.

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THE DIRECTOR OF THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION IS AMONG THOSE WHO WILL FACE CONGRESS TODAY... TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT THE U.S. RESPONSE TO THE EBOLA OUTBREAK. THE HEARING COMES AS AMBER VINSON, THE SECOND NURSE WHO CONTRACTED EBOLA WHILE TREATING THOMAS ERIC DUNCAN, UNDERGOES TREATMENT AT EMORY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL IN ATLANTA. PRESIDENT OBAMA CANCELED ANOTHER DAY OF TRAVEL TODAY TO WORK ON THE GOVERNMENT'S REPSONSE TO THE VIRUS. INVESTORS WILL BE LOOKING FOR SOME POSITIVE NEWS ON WALL STREET TODAY. YESTERDAY, THE DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE DROPPED MORE THAN 400 POINTS... EVENTUALLY ENDING THE DAY DOWN 173 POINTS. A LATE AFTERNOON RECOVERY HELPED ERASE MUCH OF THE LOSSES. ANALYSTS BLAME A SAGGING EUROPEAN ECONOMY AND THE END OF THE FED'S STIMULUS PROGRAM FOR THE DAY'S VOLATILITY. AND, RESCUE EFFORTS ARE UNDERWAY IN NEPAL FOLLOWING DEADLY AVALANCHES AND A BLIZZARD IN THE HIMALAYAS WEDNESDAY. AMONG THE DEAD WERE SEVERAL FOREIGN HIKERS ...IN THE REGION FOR PEAK TREKKING SEASON. RESCUERS BELIEVE OTHER FOREIGNERS AND LOCALS COULD HAVE BEEN CAUGHT IN THE BLIZZARD. THOSE ARE SOME OF THE DAY'S TOP STORIES. I'M SUSAN MCGINNIS, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.

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Protecting ourselves from people stealing our identity and money is something many of us worry about. Now, there is a new type of credit card that could help. It has a chip that can stop criminals from duplicating your card but may not stop hackers from getting your credit card number. Julie Watts explains.

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FROM TARGET TO HOME DEPOT AND ALL THE CREDIT CARD BREACHES IN BETWEEN .... THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF TALK ABOUT CHIP CARDS .... AND A LOT OF UNANSWERED QUESTIONS. (SOT-Eric Vlugt/ VP Global Products Veriphone) "while most people have actually seen these terminals and seen these cards, they dont necessarily know how they work." BUT AS VERIPHONE'S ERIC VLUGHT (VLUTE) DEMONSTRATES... IT'S SIMPLE. INSTEAD OF A SWIPE, WITH CHIP CARDS YOU DIP. (SOT EXCHANGE) "Julie: so when i go the the store the checker might say i need you to dip you card? Eric: absolutely" BUT IN ADDITION TO PROMPTING A SHIFT IN OUR LINGO, THE GLOBAL PROVIDER OF CREDIT CARD TERMINALS SAYS CHIP CARDS WILL MAKE US SIGNIFICANTLY MORE SECURE AS THEY'VE DONE IN EUROPE FOR YEARS. (SOT-Eric Vlugt/ VP Global Products Veriphone) "the stripe on the back of our credit or debit cards is actually easy to duplicate. where as the chip is virtually impossible to duplicate." COUNTERFEIT CARDS CURRENTLY ACCOUNT FOR A THIRD OF ALL CREDIT CARD FRAUD. BUT WITH A CHIP CARD - EVEN IF A CROOK STOLE YOUR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION, THEY'D PHYSICALLY NEED YOUR CHIP TO MAKE A PURCHASE IN STORE. (nats) BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN THEY WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO USE IT ONLINE. AS LONG AS RETAILERS CONTINUE TO STORE YOUR DATA... IT REMAINS SUSCEPTIBLE TO CROOKS. (SOT-EXCHANGE) (vo)"Julie - while crooks wont be able to duplicate your card, it's still not full proof. Eric - that's correct. (oc) and if the system was to get hacked that card number could get stolen." (ON CAM Julie Watts/CBS NEWS/San Francisco) WHILE MANY STORES ALREADY HAVE THE TERMINALS, THEY'RE EXPECTED TO BE ACTIVE BY OCTOBER OF 20-15, THAT'S A DEADLINE SET BY THE CREDIT CARD COMPANIES AND BANKS WHO ARE CURRENTLY ON THE HOOK FOR ANY FRAUD. AFTER THAT, they say RETAILERS WITHOUT THE NEW READERS.. WILL BE RESPONSIBLE TO COVER ANY RESULTING FRAUDULENT TRANSACTIONS. JULIE WATTS, FOR CBS NEWS, SAN FRANCISCO.

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Almanac: Record warm yesterday and just a trace of rain late Hurricane Gonzalo: a powerful Category 4 storm now, heading for Bermuda NE temps/radar: lots of 60s, low 70s, some 50s way west; raining now, some possible t-storms south

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If you've been enjoying fresh herbs in the garden this summer, how about bringing them inside and keeping them going through the winter? Sharon Meyer and garden expert Charlie Nardozzi show us how.

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((Charlie, you've been pretty lucky here in Addison county, you haven't had too hard of a frost yet. Yes, a lot of places in Chittenden, Addison, southern Vermont haven't gotten a really killing frost so there are certain things like nasturtiums that are still alive, but there are other herbs that are alive throughout the state like parsley for example. Pretty winter tolerant plant. It's pretty sturdy, yes. And the rosemary as well. Now if you are really craving those fresh herbs, you love those fresh herbs and you are just really sad that they are all dying, you don't have to be! Because you can actually dig up some of these herbs and bring them indoors and now is the time to do that. OK, they won't last forever out here. They won't last forever. So parsley and rosemary are two of my favorites to do that with because they are so great, you can bring them inside, you can use them through the fall. Even if they don't survive the winter, you will get many months of pleasure and flavor. You can stretch the season. Exactly. So what you want to do is dig out your rosemary or your parsley plant now, try to get a nice sized root system, but not too big or it won't fit into the container. You can see this one is look ing pretty nice, nice roots. Beautiful! Stick it on a container, in one that would fit. One a little bit bigger might have been good, but this one will work ok. You might want to put a little potting soil in the little areas that are left, and then what you are going to do with this rosemary is just put it in a partly sunny location, keep it well watered for a couple weeks. You want it to just get acclimated to being in a container, in a pot like this. But leave it outside. But leave it outside. And then after that, bring it inside to a sunny window and the rosemary will grow right through the winter you will be able to harvest it and probably bring it back outside in the spring if you can keep it alive. The parsley is a little different, it's a biennial so it will die come March or April so you should just use as much of it as you can, and then compost the rest.))

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More than a dozen cats have been euthanized recently at a Adirondack Humane Society in New Yorks North Country. And now people are stepping up to rescue the animals that are left. Logan Crawford looks at what's behind the deaths.

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Laurie Parsons runs an animal shelter in Peru, New York. She's in the process of rescuing animals from the Adirondack Humane Society in Plattsburgh. Parsons says it just closed its doors due to a sickness spreading among their cats. (TC 00:10:55:09 Tile 4339) ((Laurie Parsons/Elmore SPCA Board President "There were cats that couldn't open their eyes, there were cats that couldn't pick themselves up. It was extreme." 00:11:01:20)) Parsons contacted vets around the area to check out -- and vaccinate -- the animals. She says the dogs at the Adirondack Humane Society are fine. But cats there -- were suffering from vomiting, diarrhea, and weight loss. (TC 00:10:29:08 Tile 4339) ((Laurie Parsons/Elmore SPCA Board President "We are extremely sad to say that there have been 18 cats that had to be euthanized." 00:10:35:22)) These cats had "distemper" -- a highly contagious and deadly disease for cats. 51 cats are still at the Adirondack Humane Society under observation for the next 2 weeks -- along with 4 dogs. Parsons says the cats were roaming free at the facility. And that some had come into the shelter sick -- didn't get their shots -- and spread the disease to the other cats. Parsons is in the process of bringing the healthy animals to her shelter. ((nats)) (TC 00:35:55:02 Tile 4356) ((Logan Crawford/Peru "Peewee here is 1 of 5 dogs that have moved from the Adirondack Humane Society to the Elmore animal shelter. The Adirondack Humane Society Board members declined to comment on their shelter closing." 00:36:05:27)) (TC 00:19:07:06 Tile 4339) ((Laurie Parsons/Elmore SPCA Board President "The fact these cats were running at large in the shelter put them at risk. The fact they had no received vaccinations put them at risk." 00:19:16:28)) Parsons says the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets oversee adoption shelters in the state -- and they're currently investigating the situation. Logan Crawford, channel 3 news, Plattsburgh. -3-

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In the headlines this morning --- FLU SHOTS --- two clinics are cancelled because of a supply issue with the vaccine. EBOLA PRECAUTIONS --- we go inside a local hospital to see what's being done to protect patients and workers. SMOKING BAN ---- will Church Street go smoke free?

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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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Thousands of worldwide deaths--caused by Ebola. So--would Vermont be ready if the virus made its way here? Elizabeth Keatinge went to Fletcher Allen to find out.

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Fletcher Allen nurses say they are taking precautions so patients - and healthcare workers are prepared for a possible Ebola outbreak. ((Mari Cordes President. VT federation of nurses and health professionals In the cases in Dallas, A, the hospital did not seem to be prepared, and I'm confident that with us working together with Fletcher Allen, Fletcher Allen will be prepared and staff will be prepared.)) Since Ebola can be transferred by contact with human fluids - proper training on using protective equipment is extremely important to the Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals. They represent more than 2000 health care professionals at Fletcher Allen. ((Mari Cordes Actual hands on practice and skills training, putting the equipment on, taking the equipment off.)) ((Mike Noble/Fletcher Allen Fletcher Allen has been prepared and been taking care of highly infectious and contaminated patients for a long time.)) Noble says doctors at the hospital come in contact with patients more than 1-point-1 million times a year. And says they feel ready if a case of Ebola were to come to Vermont. They've been ramping up their efforts. ((Mike Noble/Fletcher Allen Train staff in personal protective equipment, we are now going through a more robust training with a lot of staff.)) Governor Peter Shumlin says the state is ready. (LANCE CAM 10_14 TC01:18:37:22 Tile 4074)((Gov Peter Shumlin "We have trained our folks in Vermont to be prepared should it happen -- Obviously we hope it doesn, but we are prepared should we have to face the challenge.)) When it comes to getting ready, the nurses association says it's all about healthcare workers using their skills together. ((Mari Cordes/As long as we can ensure that front line workers are involved in the prevention planning process, we are confident that we will have a strong plan in place.)) The nurses association also emphasized that additional staff is needed, even just in the preparation process. They need enough staff caring for patients, while others are going through training. EK CH3 NEWS BURLINGTON.

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Some flu clinics have been canceled at UVM. 400 people have already been vaccinated at two clinics on campus this fall. But UVM sent out a campus notice saying two more clinics scheduled for next week have been called off. The school says, that's because Fletcher Allen Health Care -- which does the clinics -- now says it can't get enough of the vaccine. Fletcher Allen says it's a temporary supply problem -- not a shortage of vaccine. The hospital says anyone who wants a flu shot this season should be able to get one.

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A 24-hour smoking ban on Burlington's Church Street Marketplace--is one step closer--to becoming a reality. The ban would apply to all four blocks of the marketplace -- including restaurants with outdoor seating. A similar ban was vetoed by former Burlington mayor Bob Kiss back in 20-12. But last night in a 2-to-1 vote -- the city council ordinance committee passed the ban. The next step will be the full council vote on November 10th.

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We have new fundraising totals this morning -- in the race for Vermont's Governor. Campaign finance reports were due yesterday. So far Governor Shumlin has raked in more than 3-quarters of a million dollars. He's spent about half a million in his bid for reelection -- and has more than 850-thousand dollars cash on hand. His republican challenger Scott Milne is dealing with a fraction of those totals. He's raised 146-thousand -- spent 113 thousand and has almost 60-thousand dollars in available cash.

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There are only weeks until election day. Republican for Governor Scott Milne -- in his first major policy address -- outlined his strategy for education. Using his Alma Mater -- Barre's Spaulding High School -- as a backdrop -- Milne said Vermont needs to to cut per-pupil public school spending by a third, and he wants to use the savings to send Vermont kids to Vermont colleges. Until education financing reform is sorted out, he's calling for a two year cap on the education property tax.

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((01:52:39:08 Scott Milne/Republican for Governor "I've got a cap as a tactic to force the legislature to do something which they've been unable to do and they've had no leadership from the incumbent governor -- either as governor for four years or when he was playing block against gov. Douglas as senate president for the four years before that.)) Governor Peter Shumlin called the property tax cap plan a bad idea -- that will force greater reliance on income and other taxes to pay for education.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly in 60s, some low 70s NE temps/radar: lots of 60s, low 70s, some 50s way west; raining now, some possible t-storms south NE dewpoints: in sticky 60s U.S. Clouds/radar: frontal system has finally moved into northeast Forecast clouds/precip: lots of rain today, tapers off tonight, just a few showers Friday. More showers Saturday

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Today: Periods of rain, heavy at times T-storm possible Highs: 67 to 74 Wind: SSE 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Rain tapering off Lows: 52 to 58 Wind: SE to SW 5 to 10 mph Friday: Mix of sun & clouds Chance for a few showers Highs: 62 to 68 Wind: SW 5 to 15 mph Extended: Saturday: Showers Turning colder late Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 55 to 65 Sunday: Mostly cloudy Showers Mountain snow showers Blustery, colder Lows: 30s Highs: 40s Monday: Partly cloudy Lows: 22 to 32 Highs: 42 to 52 Hyper-Extended: Tuesday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers Lows: 30s Highs: 45 to 55 Wednesday: Partly sunny Chance for showers Lows: 30s Highs: 45 to 55

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Good Morning everyone ... The South Burlington teacher's strike may have halted progress at the high school but it hasn't stopped student-athletes from finding ways to get their work in away from it... (((TRT: 1:55 OC: STANDARD)))

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(((Thanks to the Parisi soeed school at the Edge in Williston, the Rebels football, field hockey and both the boys and girls field hockey teams all getting their work in Wednesday afternoon... While it appears the football team's season ends in the regular season, for the other 3 squads, a trip to the postseason is very likely... Especially for an 11-1 boys soccer team looking at a #1 seed when the VPA pairings come out Monday... The team says all they can do right now is stay positive in a difficult situation... ---------------------- ---------------------- -------- (((TRT: 31 OC: I'D SAY ...))) ((Keegan O'Hara/ S. Burlington Senior Back/ The field hockey girls missed their senior game, the football team might miss their senior game. It's just bad timing for everybody. I think it could be good for us in the end, because if we get a chance to play in the playoffs, we'll try extra hard to win.)) --- ((Alex Pasanen/ S. Burlington Senior Captain/ It's not just about us. Obviously it's important to us, we want to be able to go for the state championship. But it's about the whole community. What it means for the school, the athletes, every team. It's not just our senior year for the soccer team. It's the seniors on the field hockey team, the football team. It doesn't matter where they're ranked or if they're going to be in the playoffs. It's their last time playing for South Burlington. It means the same to all of us I'd say. )) ---------------------- ---------------------- -------- To some good news... It appears there will be a 62nd addition of the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl. With Dartmouth's Memorial Field undergoing construction next summer, the 2015 Shrine Game will be played on Saturday, August 1st at Castleton State College. The Shine Game Board of Directors met Tuesday night and board president Richard Ellis told Channel Three Sports Wednesday that all three Shrine Centers that have partnered to put on the game over the years...Which recently voted to end it's sponsorship of the game, are on board with working together to put on next summer's game. And the Bruins meet the Canadiens tonight at the Bell Centre... We'll have your coverage from Montreal coming up at 6... That's the sportswrap, I'm Dylan Scott. Have a great day!)))

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This morning -- South Burlington students remain at home as the teacher's stirke continues into day 3. And emotions were running high last night at the school board meeting. Teachers, students and parents all voiced their opinions over an ongoing teachers strike that has closed school since Tuesday. Both the teachers union -- and the school board expressed their willingness to strike a deal. But residents described a community that the strike is tearing apart.

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(Dean Meleen/Teacher 38:58)(("Don't think for a moment that this has not brought heartache.")) (michelle Rosowsky/Parent 48:46)(("There is damage to this community...48:50 I wont be able to face my children's teachers the same way.")) (27:50 Sarah Weber/RESIDENT)(("What our community will look like after this strike will depend more on how we get through this than what the dollars and cents settlement is.")) Wednesdays meeting did not include negotiations between the two sides. Those will take place THIS afternoon -- when the board says all of their members will be present.

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Should Burlington's Church Street Marketplace be smoke free? The City Council Ordnance committee passed the ban last night. Now the full council must vote on it on November 10th. The ban would apply to all four blocks of the marketplace--including restaurants with outdoor seating.

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The U-S has stepped up the bombing campaign against ISIS targets in Syria. Bombers and fighter jets are pounding ISIS targets near Kobani -- with at least 18 air strikes in the last 24 hours. It's part of an operation now officially named "Inherent Resolve." The strikes appear to be helping Syrian Kurds hold Kobani. In this photo from last week -- the ISIS flag is flying over part of the city. This week, the flag and the fighters are gone. The administration admits that it will take ground troops to root out ISIS, but insists there will not be U-S boots leading that charge.

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One of the nurses who treated an Ebola patient at a Dallas hospital is being treated for the same disease at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Amber Vinson is the second nurse infected. Vinson traveled by air to Ohio before she knew that her colleague had been diagnosed with Ebola. A federal health official says Vinson was cleared to fly from Cleveland back to Dallas because she had no symptoms.

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Yogurt is now the official New York state snack. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law that gives the dairy product official distinction as the state snack. But lawmakers have taken some heat for the proposal -- after the state Senate's 45-minute debate on the bill was mocked by David Letterman and Jon Stewart. New York is the nation's top yogurt producer, making 741 million pounds last year. Cuomo has called the state the nation's "yogurt capital."

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

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NE temps/radar: lots of 60s, low 70s, some 50s way west; raining now, some possible t-storms south

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Each month, the Turning Point Center of Chittenden County helps hundreds of recovering addicts. Now, the nonprofit is helping in a new way. Melissa Howell reports.

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Books filled with uplifting words scattered about the Turning Point Center -- waiting to change lives. ((Jordan Bemis/Turning Point Center guest 00:17:48:00 "I think a lot of people could benefit from it."00:17:51:00)) The nonprofit -- that helps people with substance abuse problems --created a library focused on 12 step programs -- and life after addiction. ((Gary De Carolis/Executive Director 00:11:43:00 "What the library does is give people a chance to deepen their recovery, to look into themselves, use the books to help support their recovery." 00:11:51:00)) The money to fund the new recovery library came from Constance Robert. And it's named in his honor. Robert received help from Turning Point. The collection of 300 books was pulled from his own personal list of readings - along with books used in many of the organization's programs. ((Stephen Reilly/Turning Point Center guest 00:16:10:00 "I'm sure there's a lot of resources and good advice in those books, I'll check it out for sure." 00:16:16:00)) For some, joining the center is still an adjustment -- but having access to information is a part of the process. ((Jordan Bemis/Turning Point Center guest 00:18:22:00 " It's important for me to distract myself in healthy ways and reading and educating myself is definitely a healthy way." 00:18:31:00)) ((Kim Morrill/Operations Manager 00:21:33:00 "Everybody struggles with different things in their life and different barriers and so I think that at this point, we really have a fantastic foundation for people to choose from." 00:21:43:00)) ((Melissa Howell 00:26:42:00 "So the way the new library system will work is you come in, pick a book and the way you check it out is turn to the back and write your name on this card provided. It's a way to check out books of encouragement through the honor system." 00:26:53:00)) The goal is to encourage reading -- and begin discussion groups. It's part of a mission to heal -- and educate. ((Jordan Bemis/Rutland 00:16:51:00 "I think dealing with the disease of addiction or mental health issues, it's important too educate yourself and I think this library gives people the chance to educate themselves." 00:17:01:00)) Turning Point hopes to see the collection grow and motivate everyone who walks through the door. Melissa Howell Channel 3 News, Burlington

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Quite a sight in the queen City Wednesday. NAT SOT Drums :04... VO That's right -- drums were beating -- parents cheered -- and kids were on the move in Burlington's Old North End as the Integrated Arts Academy kicked off it's second annual Fun Run. Three hundred students... kindergarten kids to fifth graders...and yes, even teachers ran laps around the school as parents, classmates and the community encouraged runners to do their best. It's all part of the schools programs to promote healthier life styles and better learning.

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((Danielle Vierling/Phys Ed teacher Integrated Arts Academy TC 7:33:19 " We were trying to establish healthy habits and we thought what better way to have healthy habits than to come out and run with our community focusing on cheering as well as running and how to support each other.")) The run was part of the school's early morning fitness program called "Move It! Move It!" It aims to get everyone moving and awake for better learning. The University of Vermont, local and national youth fitness organizations help pay for the program.

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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

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We start with a traffic alert this morning --- part of Interstate 91 is closed after a tractor trailer crash. Interstate 91 southbound has been closed at Exit 12 in Hartford for about five hours now. State police say, the rig was carrying paper products which spilled all over the highway. They say, 55-year-old Moses Echols lost control, went off the road and hit rock ledge. State police say, the truck kept going and got back onto the road --- dumping even more stuff onto the road. Vtrans has been out all night cleaning it up.

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South Burlington residents are sounding off about a teacher's strike that is dividing that community. The school board and teachers union are at odds over salary and health care. Alex Apple takes us to a packed meeting where things got heated.

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(47:57 Michelle Rosowsky/Parent)(("We' re angry and we're really angry.")) (Gwen Bruns Parent 50:30)(("I am stunned that the SBEA has chosen to strike.")) (Lori Dowmoore/Teacher 29:25)(("I don't want to be on strike. I want to be in my classroom.")) Hundreds piled into the middle school library in South Burlington Wednesday night to sound off on an ongoing labor dispute between the school board and teachers. The regularly scheduled school board meeting gave both sides an opportunity to voice their frustrations over THE STRIKE that's the culmination of TEN? months of failed negotiations. (25:30 Morris Mahoney/Retired Teacher)(("after more than 50 years of good will between the school board and teachers, that good will is being threatened.")) The meeting did not include negotiations between the two sides. Those are scheduled for Thursday afternoon. School board chair Martin Lalonde explained why the board wanted to negotiate a new contract. (13"15 Martin Lalonde/School Board)(("We wanted to look for ways to contain costs. We wanted to improve teacher's overall compensation...13:38 We identified health insurance as an area where we could meet some of these goals.")) Lalonde described a series of negotiations that only saw two proposals exchanged between June and October. Meeting attendees ARGUED THE STRIKE IS RIPPING THE COMMUNITY APART. (Dean Meleen/Teacher 38:58)(("Don't think for a moment that this has not brought heartache.")) (michele Rosowsky/Parent 48:46)(("There is damage to this community...48:50 I wont be able to face my children's teachers the same way.")) (27:50 Sarah Weber/RESIDENT)(("What our community will look like after this strike will depend more on how we get through this than what the dollars and cents settlement is.")) Lalonde expressed his desire to reach a deal. (19:04 Martin Lalonde)(("We will look forward to trying to resolve this tomorrow afternoon.")) -- AND teachers swore to the board they would remain at the negotiating table Thursday until a deal is struck. (26:10 Morris Mahoney/Retired Teacher)(("Settle this strike.")) (33:52 Kris Kemlan)(("we'd like to get back to it."))

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New information is surfacing about a Vermont child found dead in his home. Channel 3 has learned that the teenager was in D-C-F custody in the past. Kristin Kelley reports on the latest child to die after spending time in D-C-F care.

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Isaac Robitille was 5 -- when he got a puppy from Make A Wish. ((mom talks then)) A loving scene in 2005. The boy born with serious health issues and disabilities -- getting a boost to take on challenges in his life. But now his mom Melissa and her boyfriend Walter Richters are charged with second degree murder. Police say they put vodka in Isaac's IV to calm him down - poisoning him in August. DCF now confirms that problems in Isaac's home date back at least seven years. GFX: The state removed Isaac from his mother in 2007. The exact reason is not clear. But a DCF expert recommended he go back to her in 2008. In May of this year -- three months before his death -- DCF got a new complaint about Isaac's care. The state says it investigated concerns about a third party care giver -- not Isaac's mom -- and the complaint was NOT substantiated. So - Isaac stayed at home - with the same care plan in place. ((0303, Sen. Dick Sears/Judiciary Committee Chair: just shocking 0304, )) Senator Dick Sears is leading a legislative review of the state's child protection policies - following the deaths of two toddlers earlier this year. Both Peighton Geraw and Dezirae Sheldon had spent time in DCF care - and returned to their moms - before being killed. (( 0330, Sen. Dick Sears/Judiciary Committee Chair: we need to reconsider the reunification policies - particularly if there is a hist of substance abuse 0326, and we need to um continue to make sure the policies and the laws are followed 0345,)) He also says his panel's review is finding inconsistent standards for reunification around the state - and the need for better communication among those dealing with children. He says his committee learned friday of Isaac's time in dcf custody back in 2007. But were not told about the the unfounded claim DCF investigated in May -- about one of Isaac's caregivers. ((0530, Sen. Dick Sears/Judiciary Committee Chair: i wasnt aware of the allegations of three months ago 0533, so thats new to me today 0536, and hearing it from you is kind of disappointing. i wish we had heard it from them 0541, )) Isaac has three other siblings. DCF would not comment on them. But a relative says that a family member had already adopted them - before Isaac's death. DCF Commissioner Ken Schatz was not available for an on camera interview. He says there were no open cases involving Isaac at the time of his death. Kristin Kelly -- channel 3 news -- Burlington.

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Allen Prue's wife -- Patricia -- made a brief apperance in the courtoom for her husbands trial... The Waterford couple are being tried separately for the murder of Melissa Jenkins in 20-12. Allen's lawyer is trying to convince the jury that it was Patricia who planned and carried out the murder - and that Allen only confessed to police -- to protect her. Prosecutors called her to the stand Wednesday -- but she invoked her right not to testify -- and was led back out of the courtroom.

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Questions if the the man accused of a stabbing White River Junction is competent to stand trial... Police say the attack happened early Tuesday morning on a downtown sidewalk. Henry Chalmers allegedly stabbed the victim in the stomach during an argument. Chalmers is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. A mental health screener who interviewed Chalmers says he has a history of mental health issues. He's been taken to the Brattleboro Retreat to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly in 60s, some low 70s NE temps/radar: lots of 60s, low 70s, some 50s way west; raining now, some possible t-storms south NE dewpoints: in sticky 60s U.S. Clouds/radar: frontal system has finally moved into northeast Forecast clouds/precip: lots of rain today, tapers off tonight, just a few showers Friday. More showers Saturday

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Today: Periods of rain, heavy at times T-storm possible Highs: 67 to 74 Wind: SSE 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Rain tapering off Lows: 52 to 58 Wind: SE to SW 5 to 10 mph Friday: Mix of sun & clouds Chance for a few showers Highs: 62 to 68 Wind: SW 5 to 15 mph Extended: Saturday: Showers Turning colder late Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 55 to 65 Sunday: Mostly cloudy Showers Mountain snow showers Blustery, colder Lows: 30s Highs: 40s Monday: Partly cloudy Lows: 22 to 32 Highs: 42 to 52 Hyper-Extended: Tuesday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers Lows: 30s Highs: 45 to 55 Wednesday: Partly sunny Chance for showers Lows: 30s Highs: 45 to 55

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President Barack Obama has canceled a trip to Rhode Island and New York today to stay in Washington and monitor the government's response to Ebola. Adriana Diaz has the latest on the health crisis.

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pkg) 29-year-old Amber Vinson was helped from an ambulance by workers in *FULL HAZMAT* gear... She will be treated at Emory University hospital in Atlanta... in a special isolation unit - while she receives treatment for Ebola. But, news that Vinson was cleared by the CDC to board a Frontier Airlines flight from Cleveland to Dallas -- the day before she fell ill -- is fueling questions about federal health officials response to the virus: (SOT Jon LaPook) The person at the CDC looked at a chart and saw that she didn't officially meet the criteria for somebody at high risk because she didn't have a fever of 100.4 and above. Frontier Airlines says they've placed six of the flight's crew members on paid leave for 21 days. And, public health officials are notifying the 132 passengers who were on board. Officials in Belton, Texas say two local students were among them. They were pulled out of class Wednesday - and will be monitored closely. (SOT Belton ISD Superintendent Dr. Susan Kincannon) We have heard from our local officials that the risk is very low and that our students are safe. (STANDUP Adriana Diaz CBS News Dallas, Texas) The CDC says all people possibly exposed to Ebola will no longer be allowed to travel outside a controlled environment. The first nurse to contract Ebola from Duncan, Nina Pham, is in good condition here at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. The hospital says there are now safety protocols in place to keep hospital workers safe... Adriana Diaz CBS News Dallas, Texas.

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A Pennsylvania teenager has been arrested -- for plans to carry out gruesome killings on Halloween. Police say 18-year-old Richard Lussier says he was tired of being bullied -- and had texted he was going to cut up his classmate -- and rip off his flesh. Police say that message was followed by another saying Quote "I am willing to kill for pleasure". When questioned by investigators, the Lussier admitted he planned to chop off his classmate's head at school on Halloween.

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New Hampshire public health officials say a second person has died from Triple E this season. The director of public health says the Manchester resident was exposed to Eastern equine encephalitis virus at the end of August -- and died last month. He says testing for the virus -- was difficult -- and they couldn't confirm Triple-E until the patient died. The first person to become sick this summer died in September. Health officials say a third person also has been diagnosed with Triple E. The virus is spread by the bite of infected mosquitoes.

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Protecting ourselves from people stealing our identity and money is something many of us worry about. Now, there is a new type of credit card that could help. It has a chip that can stop criminals from duplicating your card but may not stop hackers from getting your credit card number. Julie Watts explains.

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FROM TARGET TO HOME DEPOT AND ALL THE CREDIT CARD BREACHES IN BETWEEN .... THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF TALK ABOUT CHIP CARDS .... AND A LOT OF UNANSWERED QUESTIONS. (SOT-Eric Vlugt/ VP Global Products Veriphone) "while most people have actually seen these terminals and seen these cards, they dont necessarily know how they work." BUT AS VERIPHONE'S ERIC VLUGHT (VLUTE) DEMONSTRATES... IT'S SIMPLE. INSTEAD OF A SWIPE, WITH CHIP CARDS YOU DIP. (SOT EXCHANGE) "Julie: so when i go the the store the checker might say i need you to dip you card? Eric: absolutely" BUT IN ADDITION TO PROMPTING A SHIFT IN OUR LINGO, THE GLOBAL PROVIDER OF CREDIT CARD TERMINALS SAYS CHIP CARDS WILL MAKE US SIGNIFICANTLY MORE SECURE AS THEY'VE DONE IN EUROPE FOR YEARS. (SOT-Eric Vlugt/ VP Global Products Veriphone) "the stripe on the back of our credit or debit cards is actually easy to duplicate. where as the chip is virtually impossible to duplicate." COUNTERFEIT CARDS CURRENTLY ACCOUNT FOR A THIRD OF ALL CREDIT CARD FRAUD. BUT WITH A CHIP CARD - EVEN IF A CROOK STOLE YOUR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION, THEY'D PHYSICALLY NEED YOUR CHIP TO MAKE A PURCHASE IN STORE. (nats) BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN THEY WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO USE IT ONLINE. AS LONG AS RETAILERS CONTINUE TO STORE YOUR DATA... IT REMAINS SUSCEPTIBLE TO CROOKS. (SOT-EXCHANGE) (vo)"Julie - while crooks wont be able to duplicate your card, it's still not full proof. Eric - that's correct. (oc) and if the system was to get hacked that card number could get stolen." (ON CAM Julie Watts/CBS NEWS/San Francisco) WHILE MANY STORES ALREADY HAVE THE TERMINALS, THEY'RE EXPECTED TO BE ACTIVE BY OCTOBER OF 20-15, THAT'S A DEADLINE SET BY THE CREDIT CARD COMPANIES AND BANKS WHO ARE CURRENTLY ON THE HOOK FOR ANY FRAUD. AFTER THAT, they say RETAILERS WITHOUT THE NEW READERS.. WILL BE RESPONSIBLE TO COVER ANY RESULTING FRAUDULENT TRANSACTIONS. JULIE WATTS, FOR CBS NEWS, SAN FRANCISCO.

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Almanac: Record warm yesterday and just a trace of rain late Hurricane Gonzalo: a powerful Category 4 storm now, heading for Bermuda NE temps/radar: lots of 60s, low 70s, some 50s way west; raining now, some possible t-storms south

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In health watch this morning ---- Why exercise may be good for your mental health and the best treatments for patients with lung cancer. Eboni Williams has today's top medical stories.

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A new study finds removing the entire lung for patients with early-stage lung cancer may increase the chances of survival compared to removing just part of the lung. Researchers at the University of Texas also found that in some patients, specialized radiation therapy may offer the same survival benefits as removing the entire lung. (wipe vo) There's more evidence linking psoriasis and hypertension. Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the skin. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania found people with moderate to severe psoriasis have a greater likelihood of hypertension, compared to those without the condition. (wipe vo) And exercising can reduce the risk of depression. A London study shows that being physically active three times a week reduces the odds of depression by about 16 percent. Those are some of the day's top medical stories. I'm Eboni Williams , CBS News, New York.

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In the headlines this morning --- FLU SHOTS --- two clinics are cancelled because of a supply issue with the vaccine. EBOLA PRECAUTIONS --- we go inside a local hospital to see what's being done to protect patients and workers. SMOKING BAN ---- will Church Street go smoke free?

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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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Thousands of worldwide deaths--caused by Ebola. So--would Vermont be ready if the virus made its way here? Elizabeth Keatinge went to Fletcher Allen to find out.

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Fletcher Allen nurses say they are taking precautions so patients - and healthcare workers are prepared for a possible Ebola outbreak. ((Mari Cordes President. VT federation of nurses and health professionals In the cases in Dallas, A, the hospital did not seem to be prepared, and I'm confident that with us working together with Fletcher Allen, Fletcher Allen will be prepared and staff will be prepared.)) Since Ebola can be transferred by contact with human fluids - proper training on using protective equipment is extremely important to the Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals. They represent more than 2000 health care professionals at Fletcher Allen. ((Mari Cordes Actual hands on practice and skills training, putting the equipment on, taking the equipment off.)) ((Mike Noble/Fletcher Allen Fletcher Allen has been prepared and been taking care of highly infectious and contaminated patients for a long time.)) Noble says doctors at the hospital come in contact with patients more than 1-point-1 million times a year. And says they feel ready if a case of Ebola were to come to Vermont. They've been ramping up their efforts. ((Mike Noble/Fletcher Allen Train staff in personal protective equipment, we are now going through a more robust training with a lot of staff.)) Governor Peter Shumlin says the state is ready. (LANCE CAM 10_14 TC01:18:37:22 Tile 4074)((Gov Peter Shumlin "We have trained our folks in Vermont to be prepared should it happen -- Obviously we hope it doesn, but we are prepared should we have to face the challenge.)) When it comes to getting ready, the nurses association says it's all about healthcare workers using their skills together. ((Mari Cordes/As long as we can ensure that front line workers are involved in the prevention planning process, we are confident that we will have a strong plan in place.)) The nurses association also emphasized that additional staff is needed, even just in the preparation process. They need enough staff caring for patients, while others are going through training. EK CH3 NEWS BURLINGTON.

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Some flu clinics have been canceled at UVM. 400 people have already been vaccinated at two clinics on campus this fall. But UVM sent out a campus notice saying two more clinics scheduled for next week have been called off. The school says, that's because Fletcher Allen Health Care -- which does the clinics -- now says it can't get enough of the vaccine. Fletcher Allen says it's a temporary supply problem -- not a shortage of vaccine. The hospital says anyone who wants a flu shot this season should be able to get one.

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A 24-hour smoking ban on Burlington's Church Street Marketplace--is one step closer--to becoming a reality. The ban would apply to all four blocks of the marketplace -- including restaurants with outdoor seating. A similar ban was vetoed by former Burlington mayor Bob Kiss back in 20-12. But last night in a 2-to-1 vote -- the city council ordinance committee passed the ban. Next step -- the full council vote on November 10th.

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Renewable energy takes center stage in Vermont today. The Renewable Energy Vermont Conference is being held in South Burlington. A member of the California Energy Commission is giving the keynote address. David Hochschild first got involved in the solar energy field in 2001 when he launched a city-wide initiative to put solar panels on public buildings. He'll use examples from California when he talks to Vermont business leaders.

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We have new fundraising totals this morning -- in the race for Vermont's Governor. Campaign finance reports were due yesterday. So far Governor Shumlin has raked in more than 3-quarters of a million dollars. He's spent about half a million in his bid for reelection -- and has more than 850-thousand dollars cash on hand. His republican challenger Scott Milne is dealing with a fraction of those totals. He's raised 146-thousand -- spent 113 thousand and has almost 60-thousand dollars in available cash.

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There are only weeks until election day. Republican for Governor Scott Milne -- in his first major policy address -- outlined his strategy for education. Using his Alma Mater -- Barre's Spaulding High School -- as a backdrop -- Milne said Vermont needs to to cut per-pupil public school spending by a third, and he wants to use the savings to send Vermont kids to Vermont colleges. Until education financing reform is sorted out, he's calling for a two year cap on the education property tax.

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((01:52:39:08 Scott Milne/Republican for Governor "I've got a cap as a tactic to force the legislature to do something which they've been unable to do and they've had no leadership from the incumbent governor -- either as governor for four years or when he was playing block against gov. Douglas as senate president for the four years before that.)) Governor Peter Shumlin called the property tax cap plan a bad idea -- that will force greater reliance on income and other taxes to pay for education.

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New high-tech software is in the works to track Vermont weather. The Vermont Electric Power Company announced a new two year, 16-million dollar project, to create the Vermont Weather Analytics Center. It is built around a Vermont specific version of IBM's Deep Thunder weather model. The goal is to pool local resources and use the model to predict weather 48 hours in advance, across the state. They hope it will help better respond to super storms, like Irene and Sandy.

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((Tile 726_2177_01 Tom Dunn /Velco President and CEO: 00:07:15:22 "We are seeing an increase in the frequency and the severity of storms in Vermont. In 2013 VELCO and Green Mountain Power spent over 22 million dollars on storm response. In 2011 during tropical storm Irene VELCO had half a mile of transmission line simply washed away just extraordinary damage." 00:07:38:26)) The new center is a collaboration between all of the state's electric utilities, the New England power grid, Lyndon State College, UVM and Vermont state agencies.

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(anchors introduce gary) Local temps: mainly in 60s, some low 70s NE temps/radar: lots of 60s, low 70s, some 50s way west; raining now, some possible t-storms south NE dewpoints: in sticky 60s U.S. Clouds/radar: frontal system has finally moved into northeast Forecast clouds/precip: lots of rain today, tapers off tonight, just a few showers Friday. More showers Saturday

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Today: Periods of rain, heavy at times T-storm possible Highs: 67 to 74 Wind: SSE 5 to 15 mph Tonight: Rain tapering off Lows: 52 to 58 Wind: SE to SW 5 to 10 mph Friday: Mix of sun & clouds Chance for a few showers Highs: 62 to 68 Wind: SW 5 to 15 mph Extended: Saturday: Showers Turning colder late Lows: 45 to 55 Highs: 55 to 65 Sunday: Mostly cloudy Showers Mountain snow showers Blustery, colder Lows: 30s Highs: 40s Monday: Partly cloudy Lows: 22 to 32 Highs: 42 to 52 Hyper-Extended: Tuesday: Partly sunny Chance for a few showers Lows: 30s Highs: 45 to 55 Wednesday: Partly sunny Chance for showers Lows: 30s Highs: 45 to 55

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More than a dozen cats have been euthanized recently at a Adirondack Humane Society in New Yorks North Country. And now people are stepping up to rescue the animals that are left. Logan Crawford looks at what's behind the deaths.

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Laurie Parsons runs an animal shelter in Peru, New York. She's in the process of rescuing animals from the Adirondack Humane Society in Plattsburgh. Parsons says it just closed its doors due to a sickness spreading among their cats. (TC 00:10:55:09 Tile 4339) ((Laurie Parsons/Elmore SPCA Board President "There were cats that couldn't open their eyes, there were cats that couldn't pick themselves up. It was extreme." 00:11:01:20)) Parsons contacted vets around the area to check out -- and vaccinate -- the animals. She says the dogs at the Adirondack Humane Society are fine. But cats there -- were suffering from vomiting, diarrhea, and weight loss. (TC 00:10:29:08 Tile 4339) ((Laurie Parsons/Elmore SPCA Board President "We are extremely sad to say that there have been 18 cats that had to be euthanized." 00:10:35:22)) These cats had "distemper" -- a highly contagious and deadly disease for cats. 51 cats are still at the Adirondack Humane Society under observation for the next 2 weeks -- along with 4 dogs. Parsons says the cats were roaming free at the facility. And that some had come into the shelter sick -- didn't get their shots -- and spread the disease to the other cats. Parsons is in the process of bringing the healthy animals to her shelter. ((nats)) (TC 00:35:55:02 Tile 4356) ((Logan Crawford/Peru "Peewee here is 1 of 5 dogs that have moved from the Adirondack Humane Society to the Elmore animal shelter. The Adirondack Humane Society Board members declined to comment on their shelter closing." 00:36:05:27)) (TC 00:19:07:06 Tile 4339) ((Laurie Parsons/Elmore SPCA Board President "The fact these cats were running at large in the shelter put them at risk. The fact they had no received vaccinations put them at risk." 00:19:16:28)) Parsons says the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets oversee adoption shelters in the state -- and they're currently investigating the situation. Logan Crawford, channel 3 news, Plattsburgh. -3-

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Good Morning everyone ... The South Burlington teacher's strike may have halted progress at the high school but it hasn't stopped student-athletes from finding ways to get their work in away from it... (((TRT: 1:55 OC: STANDARD)))

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(((Thanks to the Parisi soeed school at the Edge in Williston, the Rebels football, field hockey and both the boys and girls field hockey teams all getting their work in Wednesday afternoon... While it appears the football team's season ends in the regular season, for the other 3 squads, a trip to the postseason is very likely... Especially for an 11-1 boys soccer team looking at a #1 seed when the VPA pairings come out Monday... The team says all they can do right now is stay positive in a difficult situation... ---------------------- ---------------------- -------- (((TRT: 31 OC: I'D SAY ...))) ((Keegan O'Hara/ S. Burlington Senior Back/ The field hockey girls missed their senior game, the football team might miss their senior game. It's just bad timing for everybody. I think it could be good for us in the end, because if we get a chance to play in the playoffs, we'll try extra hard to win.)) --- ((Alex Pasanen/ S. Burlington Senior Captain/ It's not just about us. Obviously it's important to us, we want to be able to go for the state championship. But it's about the whole community. What it means for the school, the athletes, every team. It's not just our senior year for the soccer team. It's the seniors on the field hockey team, the football team. It doesn't matter where they're ranked or if they're going to be in the playoffs. It's their last time playing for South Burlington. It means the same to all of us I'd say. )) ---------------------- ---------------------- -------- To some good news... It appears there will be a 62nd addition of the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl. With Dartmouth's Memorial Field undergoing construction next summer, the 2015 Shrine Game will be played on Saturday, August 1st at Castleton State College. The Shine Game Board of Directors met Tuesday night and board president Richard Ellis told Channel Three Sports Wednesday that all three Shrine Centers that have partnered to put on the game over the years...Which recently voted to end it's sponsorship of the game, are on board with working together to put on next summer's game. And the Bruins meet the Canadiens tonight at the Bell Centre... We'll have your coverage from Montreal coming up at 6... That's the sportswrap, I'm Dylan Scott. Have a great day!)))

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NE temps/radar: lots of 60s, low 70s, some 50s way west; raining now, some possible t-storms south

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Each month, the Turning Point Center of Chittenden County helps hundreds of recovering addicts. Now, the nonprofit is helping in a new way. Melissa Howell reports.

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Books filled with uplifting words scattered about the Turning Point Center -- waiting to change lives. ((Jordan Bemis/Turning Point Center guest 00:17:48:00 "I think a lot of people could benefit from it."00:17:51:00)) The nonprofit -- that helps people with substance abuse problems --created a library focused on 12 step programs -- and life after addiction. ((Gary De Carolis/Executive Director 00:11:43:00 "What the library does is give people a chance to deepen their recovery, to look into themselves, use the books to help support their recovery." 00:11:51:00)) The money to fund the new recovery library came from Constance Robert. And it's named in his honor. Robert received help from Turning Point. The collection of 300 books was pulled from his own personal list of readings - along with books used in many of the organization's programs. ((Stephen Reilly/Turning Point Center guest 00:16:10:00 "I'm sure there's a lot of resources and good advice in those books, I'll check it out for sure." 00:16:16:00)) For some, joining the center is still an adjustment -- but having access to information is a part of the process. ((Jordan Bemis/Turning Point Center guest 00:18:22:00 " It's important for me to distract myself in healthy ways and reading and educating myself is definitely a healthy way." 00:18:31:00)) ((Kim Morrill/Operations Manager 00:21:33:00 "Everybody struggles with different things in their life and different barriers and so I think that at this point, we really have a fantastic foundation for people to choose from." 00:21:43:00)) ((Melissa Howell 00:26:42:00 "So the way the new library system will work is you come in, pick a book and the way you check it out is turn to the back and write your name on this card provided. It's a way to check out books of encouragement through the honor system." 00:26:53:00)) The goal is to encourage reading -- and begin discussion groups. It's part of a mission to heal -- and educate. ((Jordan Bemis/Rutland 00:16:51:00 "I think dealing with the disease of addiction or mental health issues, it's important too educate yourself and I think this library gives people the chance to educate themselves." 00:17:01:00)) Turning Point hopes to see the collection grow and motivate everyone who walks through the door. Melissa Howell Channel 3 News, Burlington

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We have new information about the state's involvement with a teenager who ended up dead. Melissa Robitille and Walter Richters are charged with second degree murder. Police say the couple put vodka into the I-V of Robitille's severely disabled 13-year-old son, Isaac. Channel 3 News has now confirmed that the Department for Children and Families removed Isaac from the home back in the late 2000s. And DC-F investigated allegations of abuse as recently as May. DCF has been under fire following the murders of two toddlers who had once been in state custody.

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Another day of testimony for jurors in Allen Prue's murder trial. Prue's wife -- Patricia -- made a brief appearance in the courtroom yesterday. The Waterford couple is being tried separately for the murder of Melissa Jenkins in 20-12. Allen's lawyer is trying to convince the jury that it was Patricia who planned and carried out the murder - and that Allen only confessed to police -- to protect her. Prosecutors called her to the stand -- but she invoked her right not to testify -- and was led back out of court.

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Is the man accused of a stabbing in White River Junction competent to stand trial? Police say the attack happened Tuesday morning on a downtown sidewalk. Henry Chalmers allegedly stabbed the victim in the stomach during an argument. Chalmers is charged with assault with a deadly weapon. A mental health screener, who interviewed Chalmers, says he has a history of mental health issues. He has been taken to the Brattleboro Retreat to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

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7-day forecast: Rain today, possible t-storms. Some sun with clouds Friday, just a little cooler. Showers on Saturday. And then a blast of chilly air for Sunday with showers and mountain snow showers. Quiet but cool on Monday. Keeping our eyes on a possible coastal system for mid-week, with rain & wind.

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I'm Ali Freeman -- coming up Friday -- colder weather is in sight -- but when? gary gives us a look at our weekend forecast. And we are cooking away with chefs from cafe provonce. Join us starting at 5 am!


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