Tue 21-OCT-2014 6 P.M. News Script

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Last week Sean Avram of Hyperfocus Art showed us how to face paint like a pro -- and make a pirate. Tonight we'll learn how to transform into a tiger.

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Tomorrow on the Thirty -- more face painting! Sean Avram will go from cute and cuddly faces to down right scary. He'll show us how to paint a zombie -- and as Gina found out -- a person who's gotten attacked by a zombie.

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Good Evening I'm Darren Perron. And I'm Kristin Kelly. IBM workers breathing a sigh of relief. They learned from their soon-to-be new employer -- GlobalFoundries -- their jobs -- and salaries are safe -- for now. Melissa Howell has the story. Melissa? IBM is off-loading its entire semiconductor manufacturing division -- and as GlobalFoundries moves in, most employees find details of the deal -- reassuring.

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((Cal Bittner/IBM employee 00:24:28 "Overall the mood was very upbeat. I think it's very good for IBM and I think it's very good for GlobalFoundaries." 00:24:36)) It's a move that has employees like Cal Bittner feeling positive about the future. ((Cal Bittner/IBM employee 00:26:21 "It's been a hard 9 months not knowing what's happening so morale went up significantly yesterday." 00:26:28)) A meeting with GlobalFoundries representatives -- including the company's CEO -- reassured the IBMer. GFX: Employees tell us GlobalFoundries executives say that wages, benefits, vacation and seniority will remain comparable. Those nearing retirement with IBM will be able to "double-dip" - get their IBM pensions while still working for GlobalFoundries. And -- Global will also send job offers to all employees in the mail within 90 days as a part of the transition. ((Cal Bittner/IBM employee 00:26:56 "A lot of questions were answered, and the benefits package, there will be some pluses and minuses but overall very comparable is what we were told." 00:26:06)) Workers say IBM's focus on chipmaking has shifted away over the years -- creating a sense of insecurity at the Essex plant. But workers we spoke with both on and off camera called GlobalFoundries, a "deep pocket investor" that will bring strong management focused on semiconductors. A GlobalFoundries spokesperson says the announcement is the beginning of an exciting transition but there's a lot of work ahead. And for Essex businesses nearby.. ((NATS)) The news of GlobalFoundries taking over brings relief -- and questions. ((Rebecca Santor/JP's Restaurant server 00:33:33 "When I heard that they had sold I didn't know if they were going to continue to be here or not so I was worried about how it was going to effect our business here." 00:33:43)) But for now, the busy lunches will continue at JP's Restaurant. ((Rebecca Santor/JP's Restaurant server 00:35:06 "I hope that we keep seeing the same regulars that come in and maybe we'll see more if they hire more people." 00:35:13)) And for now -- day to day work at IBM shows no sign of slowing down. ((Cal Bittner/IBM employee 00:26:36 "We still support our customers who do business with us now, including IBM server division so nothing's changed." 00:26:44))

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GlobalFoundries says there will be no job cuts in the forseeable future. The deal is expected to close sometime next year once regulatory and business processes are complete.

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The fate of Allen Prue is now in the hands of the jury. The Waterford man -along with his wife- is accused of killing Melissa Jenkins in 2012. Jennifer Costa is outside the courthouse tonight. Jennifer? Darren -- the jury has been deliberating for about 3 hours. They've asked a couple questions of the court -- but no verdict yet. Earlier this afternoon -- the prosecution and the defense made their final appeals to the jury. The state says Allen and Patricia Prue were obsessed with Jenkins and felt snubbed by the 33 year old mom and teacher. They're accused of hatching a plan to kidnap and kill her. Prosecutors say Allen and his wife lured JENKINS out of her home, strangled her, dumped her body and tried to cover up the crime together. BUT the defense claims Patricia Prue acted alone -- attacking Jenkins in a jealous rage. They told the jury there's a lack of evidence connect Allen to the crime -- and say police used advanced interview techniques to trick him into confessing.

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((Lisa Warren 05:27:24 "who had their hands around Melissas neck when she breathed her last breath is really hard to determine but the bottom line is both Allen and Patricia Prue left Goss Hollow, kidnapped her threw her in the car, and ultimately murder and dumper her in the Comeford Dam boat access. They were both there. They are both responsible.")) ((Bob Katims 05:13:08 "Patricia Prue killed Melissa Jenkins. She beat her savagely. She stun gunned her. And she strangled her to death. Allen Prue didn't plan to kill her, didn't agree to kill her, and he didn't assist her in doing it.)) The jury will have to decide if Allen Prue is guilty of 1st degree murder, conspiracy and attempted kidnapping. 1st degree murder means the killing was willful, deliberate, and premeditated; it carries a sentence of 35 years to life in prison. The jury can also find Prue guilty of the lesser charge of 2nd degree murder -- which lacks the premeditation component. It carries a 20 years to life sentence. We will continue to monitor jury deliberations and bring you the latest. No word yet on whether they'll continue deliberating into the evening or break until tomorrow. Patricia Prue will be tried separately. She facing aggravated first degree murder because prosecutors allege she also sexually assaulted Jenkins.

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The St. Albans Police Department - targeted by threats. And concerns about an explosion forced the department to evacuate this afternoon. Police say it has to do with an arrest this summer. Alex Apple is in the newsroom with more on this. Alex. Kristin -- Around 2:00 this afternoon St. Albans police received a call saying their building was about to blow up. A search of the building revealed the threat was a hoax. An investigation revealed the call came from an unidentified person in Davie, Florida. Police Chief Gary Taylor says he has received a host of threats over the last two days from people all over the country-- after dash cam of a June arrest was posted on the internet. The video shows an officer arresting local lawyer Peter Martin.

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(7:05 We started getting calls and emails last night. There were threats. First they were more veiled. Now they've become a little more candid...8:03 We brought in a couple of bomb guys. State police bomb guys and a bomb dog and they searched the building and are now telling us it's safe to go back in.")) Chief Taylor says he and the arresting officer have shut down their personal Facebook pages after receiving more threats. As a precautionary measure -- the next door fire department and a nearby daycare center were evacuated as well. Kristin.

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Officials say a man who struck two Canadian soldiers with his car Monday -- was "clearly linked to terrorist ideology." One of the soldiers was killed, the other injured in the attack in Saint-Jean-Sur-Richeli eu in Quebec. The car was driven by a man who officials say had become radicalized.

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((Steven Blaney, Canadian Public Safety Minister: This is a terrible act of violence against our country, against our military, against our value.)) The suspect -- 25-year-old Martin Rouleau -- was shot and killed by police -- after leading them on a high speed chase.

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He's helped to turn Rutland around - but now Police Chief Jim Baker - says its time to go. Baker is the former leader of the Vermont State Police. His retirement job for the last two-plus years has been cleaning up the Rutland PD -- after a string of scandals. Baker standardized procedures and launched a data-based response system to the city's heroin crisis -- and is seeing results. Baker will step down at the end of the year. He is heading to Washington, D.C. -- where he will be Director of Law Enforcement and Support for the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

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An award-winning criminologist was in Rutland today -- checking out the city's innovative approach to drug crime. Elizabeth Keatinge is in Rutland tonight with this story. Elizabeth. It's not in the chemicals that make up the substance. It's the underground way it's dealt that makes it harder for police to bust criminals.

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((David M. Kennedy/Director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control, John Jay College of Criminal Justice 09:10:24:00 The two drugs causing the most trouble now nationally are methamphetamine, and more recently heroin, methamphetamine and heroin markets are usually not public markets :36)) Award winning criminologist David M. Kennedy says the drug marketplace is getting even harder to see - and the Rutland Police Department is leading the country in fighting the problem. ((David M. Kennedy/Director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control, John Jay College of Criminal Justice 09:02:54:24 This is to my knowledge, the most interesting and innovative and promising work being done nationally around heroin markets. :04)) Kennedy attended the department's bi-monthly crime mapping meeting Tuesday. It is his first on-site visit since he started working with the department about a year ago. It implemented his drug marketplace intervention program. DMI's goal is to eliminate the drug marketplace - focusing on locations - hotels, street corners, and parks - rather than targeting dealers and abusers. ((Chief James Baker/Rutland Police Dept. 08:40:55:22 Obviously there's a spike here, but some of these things are the kind of spikes we want to see, call of suspicious person. :03)) Chief James Baker and over 30 other city and community leaders discussed crime data as part of their ongoing efforts. They have had some recent victories. 27 drug arrests were made in July. Kennedy says that bust did more than stop those suspects from using and selling. ((David M. Kennedy/criminologist 09:11:32:14 once you do that, people start giving up information, they plea bargain, they do what the feds call proffer, they give up their knowledge in exchange for the sentence that they've agreed to. :43)) The city's calls for service are down more than 16 percent since the last crime mapping meeting. But, there have also been recent tragedies that cast a dark cloud on the city that has been making major strides in fighting crime. Three recent deaths related to overdoses - and tainted heroin suspected. Kennedy acknowledges that incidents like these show - the fight continues. ((David M. Kennedy 09:18:44:26 All of this work is a constant work in progress. :49))

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Kennedy says he plans to continue to collaborate with the department from New York City, where he is based. He hopes to make another on site visit in the future.

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A lot of rain Sharon... We're in it now...a period of grey, soggy weather that will last through the rest of the week. A clipper system from Canada has been sweeping across the Northeast today, and once it hits the coast, it's going to drop anchor and sit and spin and fling Atlantic moisture back across the Northeast for the next few days. Temperatures aren't going to move much from night to day, ranging only from the low 40s to mid 40s at night to the mid 40s to very low 50s during the day.

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The state is weighing the wish list for Global Foundries. Here's Kyle Midura.

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The question of how to retain IBM -- and jobs for the thousands of Vermonters employed by the company -- is one that plagued multiple governors and hundreds of lawmakers over the last two decades. Big blue will leave soon, but Global Foundries' takeover of the Essex plant will at least temporarily prevent job losses. (00:01:03:00) (( PHONER - Fmr. Gov. Jim Douglas I think we have to be honest that we haven't been the best host to IBM over the years)) Former Gov. Jim Douglas says he believes Vermont should have provided IBM with more regulatory relief and built the circumferential highway he fought for at Big Blue's request. Envisioned as a way to cut traffic, lawsuits snarled its progress, and Gov. Peter Shumlin ultimately green-lit workarounds instead. Douglas says new owners for the facility means a clean slate for the state and a chance to fix underlying challenges. (00:02:01:00) ((Fmr. Gov. Jim Douglas PHONER I certainly hope policy makers will listen carefully to what the new owners are saying and to do everything they can to accommodate them)) (00:42:00:00) ((Sen. Phil Baruth - D-Chittenden County there's been no ask made of the state so far)) Chittenden County Sen. Phil Baruth is the Vice Chair of the Senate Economic Development committee. The state can tap three-point-five million dollars in economic development funds -- and lawmakers approved a way to lower electric rates for large companies so long as the cost is not shifted onto rate-payers. Baruth says he does not expect the Big Blue news to affect political races, or results at the polls in early November. But he thinks lawmakers will spend significant time on economic development issues when they return in January. Even so -- he says state benefits are unlikely to be a primary factor in decisions made by owners of the Essex plant. (00:40:47:00) ((Sen. Phil Baruth - D-Chittenden County the truth is that we're in a ferociously competitive global economy and often the forces involved are just much larger than we can really comprehend)) Frank Cioffi worked with IBM under Gov. Howard Dean, and in following years in his role with economic development non-profits. He says Global Foundries is still assessing the business climate surrounding its newest purchase -- but says the company will likely look into workforce development options as well as research and development incentives. (00:10:25:00) ((Cioffi we'll find out what's most meaningful to the company as we have dialogue with them)) Economic Development Secretary Pat Moulton says she did not take part in the Governor's meeting with executives from IBM and Global Foundries. She says the meeting did opened a dialogue though, one that will involve far more substance once the company has a better idea of what it needs. Kyle Midura ch 3 btv.

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Five days -- and counting. The FairPoint Communications strike continues. And tonight -- the company is accusing striking employees -- of intimidating replacement workers. FairPoint says trucks have been blocked -- and as a result -- the union's actions have slowed jobs for waiting customers. The Union in Vermont says that's completely false. And that only safe, legal picket lines have been set up. The union admits to following some replacement workers to determine where to set up picket lines -- but says no one has been harassed. Employees say they just want FairPoint to get back to the bargaining table.

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((SCOTT PICUCCI /Striking FairPoint Worker: 1:07:44 They're being bullies. Not willing to work with the union. 1:08:45 We're fighting for a fair contract and just want to get back to work.)) ((TROY CIRILLO 01:17:56 This isn't about we want more money. We want better benefits. We want. We want. We want. There's no want here. We started with concessionary bargain. We started with giving back because we know companies are having a hard time and we're okay with that. We just don't wanna give back everything.")) Negotiations between the two sides broke down over retiree health care, freezing pensions, and the use of extra contract labor.

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A teacher at Burlington's Champlain Elementary School got some big news. She is Vermont's 2015 Teacher of the Year! Education reporter Keith McGilvery introduces us to Rebecca Haslam. ((Has-lum))

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((00:32:05:00 Rebecca Haslam, 2015 Vermont Teacher of the Year/Nat reading from book "Some children are adopted -- Is anyone in the room adopted?)) Reading aloud is a regular part of the routine in Rebecca Haslam's classroom -- but this Tuesday morning was anything but routine. ((00:41:02:00 Rebecca Haslam, Vt. 2015 Teacher of the Year "I'm still just letting it sink in, I feel like I am still kind of reeling from it, it was such an honor and it was a surprise.)) The first grade teacher at Champlain Elementary School was tapped as Vermont's 2015 Teacher of the year. ((Dahabo Hassan, 1st Grader 00:37:37:00 "Congratulations.")) ((Leslie Colomb, Champlain Elementary School Principal 00:48:20:00 "She's fabulous.")) She's a hit with her colleagues -- and her kids love her too. ((Dahabo Hassan, 1st Grader 00:37:00 "I think what makes her special is that she's really nice.)) ((Jessie White, 1st Grader 00:38:19:00 "We do reading we do math, we do social studies.")) ((Myles Kenny, 1st Grader 00:40:12:00 "I like how she teaches the writing, when we're doing the reading she makes us write about the book.)) Vermont's Agency of Education picked Haslam for the top honor from a group of finalists. ((Leslie Colomb, Champlain Elementary School Principal 00:48:27:00 "She has always gone above and beyond for her students, her families, her colleagues, so her parents just adore her because she reaches out on a regular basis, through the website, through pulling them into the classroom to volunteer.)) The St. Mike's grad also impressed the judges with her work as a district coach. ((00:44:22 2015 Rebecca Haslam Vermont Teacher of the Year "I really feel like the equity work in my life is kind of my personal and professional calling")) The 11-year teacher also serves on Burlington's equity council -- helping fellow educators incorporate cultural competency into their classrooms. She works with her peers on lesson plans that help students explore diversity and what makes them different -- and professional development workshops for teachers that take on issues like "white privilege" and individual biases. ((00:42:49:00 2015 Rebecca Haslam Vermont Teacher of the Year "We as teachers know that the most effective and valuable learning happens when it's connected to something that the students already know, so of course when we are culturally relevant in our teaching we are able to be more effective in our classroom.)) Haslam says her students are the 20 little reasons for her to do the best she can. ((00:45:49:00 2015 Rebecca Haslam Vermont Teacher of the Year "I always tell them that I know you can do it, I expect you to now show me.)) Now she's showing them -- what it means to work hard, follow your passions and open be to success. KM CH3 Burlington.

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Haslam will travel to the White House this spring to meet President Obama as Vermont's candidate for National Teacher of the Year.

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The race for US Senate in New Hampshire -- is one of the most closely watched in the country. Both parties see it as key to controlling the Senate. Adam Sullivan recently caught up with both candidates for tonight's campaign countdown.

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There is a lot on the line for Senator Jeanne Shaheen, and her fellow Democrats in the United States Senate, this November. The balance of power in the nation's capital is at stake. ((Sen. Jeanne Shaheen/Democrat for U.S. Senate: "this is a seat that is critical, not just for that reason though, but it is critical because we needed somebody who is going to be in Washington putting New Hampshire first, working for the people of this state.")) (file Washington senate/reed) Shaheen is one of 53 Democrats in the Senate-- who control the majority and key committee chairs. Republicans need a NET of six seats to swing in their favor to change that. New Hampshire is seen as a race that's up for grabs and Scott Brown wants to be one of the six. ((Scott Brown/Republican for U.S. Senate: "from there we can take all those bills, border security, Keystone Pipeline, job creations and giving businesses to have some clarity as to where they go dealing with some of the regulatory agencies. Take all those bills and put them on the president's desk.")) ((file: 2010 Election)) Brown exploded into the national spotlight, in 2010, after a come from behind victory in Massachusetts-- where he served for years in the state legislature. His election, to fill the seat of Senator Ted Kennedy after his death, was the first time Massachusetts voters sent a Republican to the United States Senate in decades. Brown says he took his ability to reach across the aisle to Washington. Unlike, he says, his opponent. ((Brown: "Senator Shaheen, while a nice person, respect her service to our state and the country, she is voting with the President and 99%.")) ((Shaheen: he's been a rubber stamp for the big corporate interests in Washington.")) Shaheen's political career in New Hampshire is a long one. The Madbury resident served in the State Senate for four years before being elected the state's the FIRST female Governor in 1996. Her election to the U.S. Senate in 2008 made her the only woman in the country's history to serve as both a Governor and U.S. Senator. And, she's says she wants another term. ((Shaheen: "Continue to represent New Hampshire. To put New Hampshire first. Somebody who knows that we got to support our middle class families and our small businesses and there is a very big difference between me and my opponent Scott Brown.")) (brown @ sug shack) The Affordable Care Act, which Shaheen supports, is an example. Brown has spent much of his campaign bashing Obamacare and says full repeal should be a priority. (smoke stacks)The two candidates also disagree on energy policy. While Shaheen has been a voice for clean energy, Brown says she's "anti-supply" and is paving the way for a national energy tax. ((Brown: "we are losing our New Hampshire advantage. Electricity rates are going up. Energy costs are going up. Obamacare, health care cost are going up coverages a going down. We have so many thing at issue right now.")) Policy aside, the contest has ALSO focused on where the candidates are from. Brown moved to Rye, New Hampshire fulltime-- where he's owned a second home years-- after losing his re-election bid in Massachusetts in 2012. Shaheen, has called the Granite State home since the 1970's. She started out as a teacher. ((Shaheen: "My husband and I have raised our family here. I've spent my professional life here as Governor, as a State Senator, and now in the United States Senate. And I think we need somebody who knows the state.")) Brown says that's him. ((Brown: "my Mom was a waitress at Hampton Beach. My dad was an airman at Pease. They met, they feel in love and they had me. I was born at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.")) But, he says, he wants to take the state in a different direction than his opponent. ((Shaheen: I want to do what's good for New Hampshire, what's going to get things done for New Hampshire, and that is what I have done.)) ((Brown: "the President said he's not up for election, but his policies are.")) Votes will have the last say in a race the entire nation is watching. Adam Sullivan channel three news in Lebanon New Hampshire.

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We're talking about rain...and more rain. We're in it now...a period of grey, soggy weather that will last through the rest of the week. A clipper system from Canada has been sweeping across the Northeast today, and once it hits the coast, it's going to drop anchor and sit and spin and fling Atlantic moisture back across the Northeast for the next few days. Temperatures aren't going to move much from night to day, ranging only from the low 40s to mid 40s at night to the mid 40s to very low 50s during the day. The system will finally move off, leaving us with lingering showers early Saturday, but by then, another system out of Canada will catch up with us, and move by to our north. Even so, we'll get clipped with a few more showers late Saturday into Sunday.

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Tonight: Cloudy skies. Showers likely. Lows: 42/48 Winds: N 5-10 mph Wednesday: Cloudy and breezy. Periods of rain. Highs: 45/52 Winds: N 10-15 mph Wednesday Night: Cloudy skies. Periods of rain. Lows: 42/48 Winds: N 10-15 mph Thursday: Cloudy skies. Periods of rain. Highs: 48/55 Winds: N 5-10 mph Extended: Friday through Tuesday. Friday: Showers. Highs 48/55 Lows 38/45 Saturday: Showers late, and at night. Highs 48/55 Lows 35/45 Sunday: Showers. Highs 45/55 Lows 35/45 Monday: Partly sunny. Highs 50s Lows 35/45 Tuesday: Partly sunny. Highs 60s

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A meth bust in Plattsburgh. Police arrested 27-year-old Dustin Anderson -- and 37-year-old Scott Cornell at their Rugar Street home. Also taken into custody was 23-year-old Christina King of Altona. Troopers were trying to track down Anderson for an active arrest warrant, when they found drug-making supplies.

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Burlington is trying a new way -- to keep anti-abortion activists -- away from Planned Parenthood. Two years ago, the city enacted a 35-foot buffer zone around the Saint Paul Street clinic. But this summer the U-S Supreme Court ruled that approach -- unconstitutional. Now the city is trying an ordinance -- banning activists from harassing behavior -- like following patients or using abusive language.

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The Burlington city council also voted to put an advisory question on the November ballot -- asking voters to consider -- whether non-U-S citizens -- should be allowed to vote in local elections. If voters say yes, the results will be used to try to convince the legislature to amend the state constitution.

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A busy check-station in Middlesex -- as Moose season is underway. More than a dozen moose had already been brought here by midday Monday -- the biggest -- topping the scale at more than 800 pounds. The state is also tracking the herd's health at these weigh stations.

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((tile 4219_01 : Bob Zaino/ Fish and Wildlife : 00:01:17:17 "We measure the antlers if they are a male we collect the ovaries from a female to have a measure of reproductive success and collect other biological data on the animal , we collect a tooth to get the age all of that goes into our management strategy for the population." 00:01:36:02)) Also, starting last year, the state has been checking the moose for winter ticks. Some animals are infested with thousands of the bugs -- creating so much stress it can kill them -- and hurt the population. That's news around the region.

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A Fall Classic that no one predicted gets underway tonight. The San Francisco Giants visiting the Kansas City Royals in Game One of the World Series. The Kansas City Royals are back in the Fall Classic for the first time since winning the championship in 1985. It's been an incredible run for the Royals, who have gone a perfect 8-0 this postseason...beating Oakland in the Wild Card game and sweeping the Angels and Orioles in the American League Playoffs. --- The Giants are trying to become the first National League team since the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1940s to win three World Series titles in a five year span. San Fran also won a Wild Card game, and followed that by eliminating the Nationals in four games and the Cardinals in five. They send ace Madison Bumgarner to the mound. He hasn't allowed a run in a road playoff game in an MLB-record 26 2/3 innings. Kansas City answers with James Shields. Both teams have had plenty of rest and our ready to go.

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NHL tonight, the Bruins host San Jose, while Detroit visits Montreal. And coming up later...opening day of the high school fall sports playoffs ...

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European researchers are calling it a major breakthrough. A paralyzed man is now able to walk again thanks to a pioneering cell transplant. Alphonso Van Marsh reports.

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(mandatory font throughout package: BBC Panorama) Darek Fid-Dick-Ah is walking again - four years after a knife attack left him paralyzed . (translated SOT: Darek Fidyka, cell transplant patient) he says, WHEN THE FEELING BEGINS TO COME BACK - IT IS LIKE YOU ARE BORN AGAIN. NAT SOUND back surgery Doctors in Poland took cells from Darek's nose and grew them in the lab . Two weeks later they transplanted the cells into his spinal cord around the injury. Four strips of nerve tissue were also taken from his ankle and placed across his spinal cord. The cells grew - and now some brain signals are reaching his lower body. (SOT: Professor Geoff Raisman, University College London) YOU ARE MAKING HISTORY NOW. TO ME, THIS IS MORE IMPRESSIVE THAN THE MAN WALKING ON THE MOON. Scientists believe the nasal cavity cells can stimulate the spinal cord cells to regenerate. London Professor Goeff Raisman developed the procedure. Sot: Doctor: I've waited 40 years for a moment like this. And I am hopeful this moment will be repeated and confirmed. Darek, who is now able to walk with a frame says it's an incredible feeling . The 38 year old has regained some sensation in his lower limbs and is also able to drive and live more independently. Alphonso Van Marsh, CBS News.

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Researchers in England and Poland who carried out the operation say more studies are needed and they plan to test it on more patients. That's health watch.

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He calls himself a babysitter -- but there are no kids where he works. He's a Vermonter with an Odd Job. And Jennifer Costa checked out what it takes to grade cheese.

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((TOURIST TAKING PHOTO 00:16:37 "1... say cheese. Cheese! Good cow picture.")) Everyone loves a good "cheese." And when it comes to cheddar there are A LOT of options. But who decides what's mild or seriously sharp? ((CHEEZE-IT COMMERCIAL "Knock, Knock. Who's there? Interrupting Cheese. Interruptin--- Cheese!!!!!! Haha. I shoulda seen that one coming. You should of, cause I even TOLD you i was going to interrupt you. CHECKS NOT READY)) ((Craig Gile/Senior cheese grader 00:47:20 LAUGHS "it's a pretty good representation of what's going on.")) Craig Gile (jill-ee) is a senior grader for Cabot Creamery. It's his job to define the co-op's cheddar profiles. ((Craig Gile/Senior cheese grader 00:47:35 "Sometimes you do have stubborn cheeses. I usually refer to my job as babysitting cheese. I do really think of them as having their own personalities.")) And he would know. Gile has a psychology degree -- and jokes he's somewhere between a cheddar taster and cheese shrink. ((00:00:10 "lab coat" SNAPS)) He agreed to show me how it's done. ((00:00:18 JC: "Ok. I'm ready to go. CG: Perfect. JC: Let's grade some cheese. CG: let's do it.")) The process starts with a sample block of cheese -- and a tool called a trier. ((DEMO Craig Gile/Senior cheese grader 00:02:24 "alright so you just go straight down and right off the bat you're learning a little bit about the cheese just by the amount of the resistance.")) The more resistance -- the sharper the cheddar. It's a move that requires a little muscle. ((DEMO 00:09:38 CG: "all the way down." JC: oh it's harder than I thought. you made that look a little bit easy.")) The sniff test is first. The pros are hoping to detect notes of fruitiness or yeast. ((JC SMELLING 00:06:04 "smells like cheese to me?" laughs "I don't have your expertise.")) The sample is inspected for slits or discoloration. Then it's time to nibble and squish. ((DEMO JC 00:06:54 "we break it, you said." CG: and just a small little nibble. That's all you need. CHEWING")) Gile is looking for a flavor -- Cabot calls -- its Northeast bite. ((Craig Gile/Senior cheese grader 00:04:13 "it's like this really clean, acidic, sulfur bite.")) And it's won Cabot a bunch of awards. Gile has eight years of cheese grading under his belt -- but says there's nothing particularly special about his palate. ((Craig Gile/Senior cheese grader 00:04:55 "We're kind of proud to be average because the idea here is hopefully I can pick out a product that the average person is looking for.")) Annually Cabot produces 137 million pounds of cheese -- with the help of 1200 farmers. And it all needs to be graded. ((Warehouse nats)) Each month -- Gile -- and two other tasters -- hit nine warehouses -- like this one -- checking on the cheese. They start when the cheddar is 3 months old -- and revisit it every 4 months to ensure it's being primed for the right profile. He admits it's a little odd. ((Craig Gile/Senior cheese grader 00:44:13 "I'm relying on my tongue and my tastebuds and detective skills to get a paycheck. so I think it's a pretty odd job.")) ((NATS plant)) Back at the Cabot plant -- Gile shares his findings with his colleagues -- like master cheesemaker -- Marcel Gravel. Together they tweak recipes. ((Marcel /master cheesemaker 00:30:57 "We may try different cultures just to see what it will do. We put it on hold and they grade it out and tell us yeah it was better. It was worse.")) Gravel says grading is the key to a consistent product -- because a cow's diet -- the changing seasons -- and temperatures and humidities -- in storage -- all affect the aging process. ((Marcel Gravel/master cheesemaker 00:29:01 "it is quite a science. People don't realize just how much goes into making a piece of cheese.")) A science Gile has turned into a career. And despite sampling up to 200 bites per day -- he shows no sign of cheese fatigue. ((Craig Gile/Senior cheese grader 00:42:45 "I haven't yet. Ask me in a few more years and see if I'm burned out yet but I love cheese.")) As the son of a dairy farmer -- he's reinventing the industry -- working on creative new flavors ... ((JC 00:52:27 "it tastes totally different than anything I've tried before.")) ... and ensuring Cabot continues to make the grade. JC Ch 3 News.

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Jennifer is always looking for more odd jobs -- so if you have one -- or know someone who does - email us at news@wcax-dot-com.

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Today's inclement weather not slowing down the start of the high school fall sports playoffs. 65 playdown games on the schedule today and tomorrow in field hockey and boys and girls soccer. In girls soccer, CVU has won three straight Division One state championships. Today, the Redhawks beginning the quest for a four-peat... seeded second in D-1 ...CVU hosting Rutland in Hinesburg... --- CVU playing like the champs, the lead pass to Audrey Allegretta who puts home the first goal of the game. 1-0 Redhawks. --- a few minutes later, Lia Gagliuso finds Megan Gannon who out runs the defender and beats the keeper for the score. It's 2-0 CVU. --- Then Paige Dubrul makes a nice move before getting it in front to Sierra Morton. CVU goes on to the 11-0 win.

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number thirteen St. Johnsbury facing fourth seed Burlington at Buck Hard Field. --- 10 minutes in, Burlington's Madison Feeny, turns and centers it. Teammate Noe Musman is there to put the pass into the back of the net. 1-0 Seahorses. --- Burlington tries to add to the lead later in the half, Callie Flynn with a couple of shots off, but Hilltopers goalie Samantha Turgeon makes the saves. It's 1-0 at the break. --- Early in the second half, Burlington's Tatum Vachereau to Maddie Clark who controls it and puts it home. Number 4 Burlington advances with a 2-0 win.

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let's jump to boys soccer...U-32...the second seed in Division Two, facing number fifteen Otter Valley in East Montpelier... --- Already 3-0 Raiders in the first half, Sam Thompson with the open net but Otters Connor Gallipo saves a goal ... --- Same score in the second half, Raiders with a shooting barrage... Great shot on the free kick but Colin Nicklaw makes the save... --- A few minutes later U32's Cameron Lewis with another good strike and Nicklaw with the solid stop... the Raiders go on to blank Otter Valley 4-0 and advance to the D-2 quarterfinals...

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down the road at Montpelier Under the lights...the sixth seeded Solons hosting number eleven Harwood ... --- First half, highlanders Aiden Schellkopf strikes a great ball but montpelier keeper Zack Vanden Bergh makes the stop... -- On the other end big chance for the Solons off the corner but Harwoods Hayden James makes the save... --- Right before half HU's Jerry Seckler just misses the far post. The game stays Scoreless until the final minute when Ethan Riddell scores with just 39 seconds left in the game to give Harwood the 1-0 road win...

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let's head to Bristol for a D-2 field hockey playdown...seventh seed Mount Abraham taking on number ten Springfield... --- Late first half, Mt. Abe's Danielle Bachand has her shot blocked, but Kennady Roy comes through with the goal. 1-0 Eagles at the break. --- Second half, this time it's Roy that has her shot blocked, but teammate Bailey Sherwin stays with it and puts it in. 2-0 Mt. Abe. --- Later in the half, Gabrielle Ryan with a penalty shot, and she makes good with a sweeping shot. Mt. Abe wins 4-0. They will visit number two Otter Valley for a quarterfinal matchup Friday at 3:45pm.

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The CVU boys soccer team opens it's playoff run tomorrow. The program has won 16 state titles under former coaches Dan Shepardson and T-J Mead. Now, a new coach leads the Redhawks into the postseason for the first time...a coach that's looking to continue one tradition while breaking down another. Dylan Scott has more in tonight's Spotlight on Sports. (((In six years of coaching boys soccer ... katie mack says she has picked up one crucial piece of information.))) (((Katie Mack) "Video games. I can't believe how much they love video games."))) (((Joking aside.. it was opportunity not gender that led her to become the first documented female to coach any boys varsity team in the green mountain state.))) (((Katie Mack) "it really had to do with the fact that there were two open positions and I hope in the future that gender has no affect on that."))) (((Her passion and knowledge of the game is evident... and that drive has taken her from division 3 bfa-fairfax to d1 champlain valley union .. widely considered the best high school program in vermont.))) (((Katie Mack) "Forget gender, the fact that I was taking over for a program with great coaches and history, that was the humbling part."))) (((Max Brown) "From the beginning she never thought about that. She was just concerned about us being ready to play to our potential."))) (((Zach Akey) "She wants to carry the tradition. From Shep to TJ, we've head tremendous coaches and I think we have another one."))) (((After a very good 10-3-1 regular season cvu earned a #5 seed heading into the postseason... mack says this is the time of the year when she expects the red hawks to become great.))) (((Katie Mack) "Just like any other team, we're going to play our best, with passion and 100% heart and I think success will come from that."))) (((When she came to graduate school at UVM a decade ago... pioneer wasn't the role mack envisioned for herself... but she says if it helps other females coaches rule the sidelines... she'll gladly take the assist.))) (((Katie Mack) "I think soccer needs to promote that. We need more female coaches at the club and high school level. Gender should not play a factor in any of that."))) (((Six years in to her career, Katie Mack is certainly proving that. In hinesburg dylan scott channel 3 spotlight on sports).))

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