Wed 16-AUG-2017 6 P.M. News Script
Vermonters are protesting part of the first family. I'm Roger Garrity. And I'm Kristin Kelly. Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are reportedly in Vermont -- and protestors are gathering to send them a message about President Trump's response to the violence in Charlottesville. Priscilla Ligouri is in Waitsfield tonight. What's happening Priscilla. (Describe what's happening - CAMERA WILL PAN) Organizers say tell us they've heard reports that the President's daughter and his senior advisor are here for a wedding and are staying in or around Waitsfield. The group Rights and Democracy organized this event, and say they've noticed secret service in the town. The organization's leaders say this vigil is to remind Trump and Kushner that they can't distance themselves from their roles in the administration after the President's comments on the Charlottesville rallies. Ivanka Trump did tweet Sunday morning, saying: "There should be no place in society for racism, white supremacy and neo-nazis.We must all come together as Americans -- and be one country UNITED." Organizers say the White House had a hateful response to the events this past weekend, and that the couple should be doing more.
(("I think that after a young woman was killed in an act of terrorism, perhaps more than a tweet was warranted." Elizabeth Deutsch, Rights and Democracy)) We'll be talking with Vermonters here and will update you as warranted.
Another presidential family is in our region tonight. Bill and Hillary Clinton are vacationing just over the border in North Hatley, Quebec. They are staying at the exclusive Manoir Hovey resort with their daughter, Chelsea, and their grandchildren. The former President and U-S Secretary of State set the small town abuzz when they went to check out local shops. They also stopped to briefly speak with reporters -- and said they love the area. Bill Clinton says the family is working hard at relaxing -- but he also says he hopes to catch up with his old friend former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien.
Burlington police tell us there's been an uptick in violence -- within the city's homeless population. Now one business owner say he's had enough -- after a stabbing on his block. Jennifer Costa is live on the corner of Church and Main -- where things are looking a little different. These barriers showed up after last week's stabbing. The police Chief tells me they are here in part to discourage homeless people from hanging out and drinking Where the Sidewalk is a bit wider. And just while we were standing here waiting to tell you more about that story we saw three police cars flying past us. Turns out they were responding to another one of these disputes between Burlington transient population and some men cutting the grass nearby. The confrontation lasted just a few minutes but it's yet another example of what Burlington police are dealing with on a daily basis. ((WIPE TO PKG))
((NATS -- Coffee sounds)) Muddy Waters owner -- Mark MacKillop and his staff have been whipping up fancy coffee drinks at this Burlington café for 23 years. But lately -- it's gotten much harder to do business -- especially after dark -- because of what's happening outside these doors. ((Mark MacKillop/owns Mudder Waters 00:10:22:06 "people say to me all the time: what's going on in that block I don't even like going there anymore. It's terrible down there.")) MacKillop tells me he's sympathetic to panhandlers -- and those struggling with mental illness. But he says -- what he won't tolerate -- is the growing bad behavior of the city's homeless population. ((Mark MacKillop/owns Mudder Waters 00:09:47:25 "there is a lot of drunkenness. There's a lot of vulgarity and there's a lot of harassment.")) And just last week -- a near fatal stabbing. The fight between three homeless men started in City Hall Park -- but became MacKillop's problem -- after one bloodied victim ended up stumbling to his door. He says the ordeal terrified his staff. ((Daniel Keller/homeless 01:55:34:02 "I turned around and like stretched and this guy is coming at me with a knife.")) Daniel Keller was the other victim that night. His hand got sliced. And his friend was initially sent to the ICU -- has been discharged from the hospital. ((Dep. Chief Shawn Burke/Burlington Police Dept. 00:21:01:15 "So our numbers would tell us there is simply more violence however you do have to put that against their living room is in our public space.")) Deputy Chief Shawn Burke tells us there's about a dozen homeless people causing most of the problems downtown. He calls the escalating violence a grave concern for the police department. ((Dep. Chief Shawn Burke/Burlington Police Dept. 00:21:31:00 "We train again and model a ton of our training around how to respond, how to de-escalate these situations but they are quite dangerous not only for the people who are involved, the witnesses who are present but also the officer who are responding in.")) Back at the café -- MacKillop just wants help...because he says the alternative isn't pretty. ((Mark MacKillop/owns Mudder Waters 00:12:28:02 "It's just getting worse and worse and I'm feeling completely overhwlemed by it. And when I walk down here at night I think we should just close."))
MacKillop wants increased foot patrols in the area. He also says Burlington's mayor should be talking to other cities about how they handle this problem. He also doesn't mind these ... Even if they are only a temporary solution.
A Vermont man is fired after attending a white supremacist protest in Virginia. Political Reporter Kyle Midura looked into worker protections here, and what changes are on the table. Roger - the white nationalist as a right to express his hate-filled belieft... but he doesn't have a right to his job.
(nats) Fellow Vermonters spotted 28-year-old Ryan Roy of Burlington in media coverage of a white supremacist rally through Charlottesville Virginia... and they outed him to his bosses at Pizzeria Unoin South Burlington. Spokespeople for the pizza shop didn't return our calls -- but a Facebook post confirmed Roy's firing. We couldn't connect with Roy despite dozens of attempts. (nats - busy signal) There's no evidence Roy participated directly in any of the violence that took the life of 32-year-old Heather Heyer. But his views are enough for a private employer to fire him here in Vermont. In fact, employers don't need a reason at all -- Rep. Joey Donovan wants to move Vermont from an At-will state to one with a good cause standard. (00:00:41:00) ((Rep. Joey Donovan which means an employer can't just fire anyone for any reason which happens today )) Donovan and a group of left-leaning lawmakers known as the working Vermotners' Caucus want to require emloyers to provide a good reason before they can legally fire workers. But, she says that protection woudn't shield someone like Roy. (00:05:08:00) ((Rep. Joey Donovan - D-Burlington I think if you are espousing a white supremacy idea, that, I think, innately suggests violence )) Those with contracts, especially union workers and state employees - have more protection than most. ACLU of Vermont attorneys say when it comes to your 1st amendment rights, you can say just about anything you want, but you don't have a right to your job... and they don't suggest changing that dynamic to protect people like Roy. (00:18:31:00) ((I think employers have a legitimate interest for example, in preventing or addressing a hostile work environment))
There are a handful of federally-protected reasons why one cannot be fired, including gender, age, race, and religion. But political views aren't necessarily. While the ACLU suggested someone fired for their political beliefs might have a case... other employment law experts say that's unlikely in Vermont.
Without a firestorm online publicizing Roy's involvement, it's likely he would still have his job today. Champlain college professor Elaine Young says a mob mentality can form behind the idea that those who espouse abhorrent beliefs deserve to be outed publicly online. She says while that can provide for a form of social justice -- it can also have devastating ramifications when someone is misidentified -- and that's happened in the wake of Charlottesville. Young says social media's challenge is to offer meaningful dialogue rather than ratcheting up anger between those with opposing viewpoints.
(00:12:32:00) ((Elaine Young - Digital and Social Media Professor how do you do that in face to face, versus digital space, and how do you do that in a way that's constructive versus potentially destructive, and for some people there comes a point where, this is a line in the sand and we're not going to take somethhing any longer, and you can see a lot of that playing out both in the face-to-face and online)) Young says that given how relatively new a concept social media is... its continued struggle with how to moderate discussion... or not shouldn't be a surprise. Companies are constantly dealing with fallout from online political pressure... as was the case with Chick-Fil-A and the gay marriage debate... or CEOs who felt compelled to leave the president's advisory councils. Based on comments on Pizzeria Uno's local facebook page, it appears that business will benefit from its decision here in Vermont.
Social media sites are taking their own steps to combat White Nationalists. Facebook banned the Facebook and Instagram accounts of a white nationalist from Keene New Hampshire -- who took part in the Charlottesville rally. Christopher Cantwell was featured in a Vice News documentary about the rally and its aftermath. Now -- Facebook has removed his profile pages -- as well as a page connected to his podcast. The Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled him - an extremist. Cantwell didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
The University of Vermont's rare plant collection is safe following a fire in the building where it was housed-- but it had to be moved. And it was quite the move - cranes were called in! Alexandra Montgomery shows us where the collection is now.
18:17-18:19 ((NATS OF FOLDER BEING PULLED)) ((ALEXANDRA STAND UP19:23 "Hundreds of thousands of specimens - safe inside the basement of a UVM building. Take a look at what could have been lost. This is a buttercup flower from 1881." 19:33)) NATS OF OPENING CABINET (("32:21 So this is one of our 185 cabinets, full of plants. We've got 330,000 of them here." :36)) 185 cabinets - pulled from Torrey Hall after the roof when up in flames. ((15:07 "They came out through the roof of the building, they came out through windows of the building." 15:11)) The basement of a UVM science building is not the most beautiful spot, but at least the massive collection has a place to be. (("4:25 Just to give you a sense of the size of the collection, the ferns go all the way up and down the hall on this side 4:31.")) Lined up in the hallway and stacked nealtly shoulder to shoulder in an open room - these cabinets are supposed to be in order of evolution, but not anymore. ((13:30 considerable amount of chaos created, we are reorganizing, it's going to take us months to reorganize 13:40 )) Botonist David Barrington says he had to toss out a couple thousand ruined specimens. 10 thousand had fixable damage -- half went out of state for freeze-dry restoration. The other half just needed to dry out. (("12:20 At one point the whole floor, first floor of the Fleming Museum were covered with herbarium specimens like the ones i just showed you 12:27")) Barrington says the best way to think of a herbarium is like a library. (("5:55 But each specimen is the equivalent of one book. 5:59")) And each one quote "book" lets you read up rare or endangered species and track plant DNA. (("7:01 We can actually use the historical collections to track that sequence of invasion and get insights into how that invasion works 7:08")) ((20:08 ALEXANDRA STAND UP "As Torrey Hall continues to be worked on, the specimens are going to be safe and sound in the basement for the next two years." 20:15 >>> 20:35 Alexandra Montgomery, Channel 3 News, Burlington 20:39))
We're told botanists from around the world - including England and China - have reached out to UVM to ask how they can help.
Happy Bennington Battle Day! The state holiday marks an American victory over the British in 1777. It was actually fought just over the state line in New York -- but the battle is named after Bennington because that's where the military supplies were stored. Rain actually helped the Americans prevail. The National Weather Service says a storm delayed British reinforcements -- so the Vermont militia was ready and waiting when they arrived.
Highs today were very pleasant, with all of the sunshine, these temperatures in the 70s were very comfortable. Dewpoints were nice and low as well, which means it was humid or sticky out. Radsat A-B: Clear skies tonight will lead to chilly overnight temperatures. We have to pull out to the midwest to see the closest rain, and that will be catching up with us for the end of the week. Tonight: Mostly clear and chilly. Patchy fog. Lows: 45/52 Winds: Light Thursday: Mostly sunny. Highs: 73/80 Winds: NW 5-10 mph Thursday night: Increasing clouds. Lows: 53/60 Winds: Light Friday: Cloudy skies. Showers likely, chance of tstorms. Highs: 68/75 Winds: SE 5-10 mph
Last month we told you about a Dorset man hoping to unveil truth about atomic veterans -- now he's one step closer to fulfilling that dream. Janice Decooman saw a Channel 3 story about a man named Gary DuFour --- who is trying to get atomic veterans compensation for injuries and pre-mature deaths caused by exposure to radiation. Decooman's father was an airforce mechanic during WWII who died at age 28. She believes her father's death was caused by radiation exposure during automic bomb testings in Nevada and other military sites.
((Janice Decooman/Fairfax: "Photos show him in places he talks about the different test sites he was at. He talks about the oxygen masks. He talks about the testing.... so it doesnt take much to put it together.")) One document shows proof her participated in an atomic bomb test in the Marshal Islands in 1946. DuFour plans to use these documents for a documentary. You can watch the full story on our website at WCAX.com
Senator Patrick Leahy is taking aim at President Trump's plans to cut federal health research. The Democrat says the administration's plans would slash funds for the National Institutes of Health by $7.2 billion -- or about 21-percent. Leahy is expected to bring up those cuts tomorrow when he speaks at the Northeast Regional IDeA Conference in Burlington. The event is expected to draw more than 3-hundred biomedical researchers from across the Northeast.
Vermont lawmakers are expected to sign off tomorrow on the governor's plan to close the state's 30-million budget gap. Last month The Emergency Board addressed $16.3 million through a process to offset expected corporate tax refunds. That leaves about $12.5 million needed in cuts. The committee plans to take public testimony on next year's budget tomorrow afternoon.
A large hops farm is planned for Charlotte -- but it's drawing some concern from neighbors. Mt. Philo Hops is planning the planting of hops on over 30 acres along Route 7 next spring. That would make the operation one of the largest in the northeast. Owners say their aim is to give a local option to Vermont breweries. But vocal neighbors are speaking up about their soon-to-be diminished views of the lake, water quality and other impacts from pesticides.
((TILE 1786 01:07:04:07--01:07:13: 05 Linda Samter/Opposes hops farm: "We have issues of concern of not having appropriate distance between where those applications occur, where the hops plants are growing, and the surrounding neighborhood.")) ((TILE 1701 22:12:12--22:20:07 Peter Briggs/Mt. Philo Hops: "While our neighbors have concern, there are organizations and legal bodies, regulatory bodies, that are watching us.")) The hops farm says they've built two large man-made ponds to lessen impact to shared wells with neighbors. They're also still weighing which pesticide to use. However, those neighbors say they're already looking at filing litigation over their concerns.
The jam-band Phish got its start in Vermont -- and that history is being honored at the Flynn. An exhibit called "Phish in the North Country" -- and will feature a gallery of vintage posters and flyers from the band's shows in our region. The display runs from October 7th to the end of December. The show is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the WhaterWheel Foundation -- a charitable partnership between Phish and their fans.
Elvis died 40-years ago today -- and is still the bestselling solo artist of all time. Mola Lenghi is in Memphis where he spoke with fans of The King of Rock and Roll.
FANS ARRIVED THROUGHOUT THE DAY AT GRACELAND FOR A TOUR OF ELVIS PRESLEY'S HOME ON THIS SOLEMN ANNIVERSARY. (SOT Jay Kadner/Fan) I started coming in 1994 just a special feeling about graceland, there's no place like it in the world (CLIP VIVA LAS VEGAS) (TRACK #2) 40 YEARS AFTER THE DEATH OF THE KING OF ROCK N ROLL, TENS OF THOUSANDS OF FANS STILL MAKE THE PILGRIMAGE TO MEMPHIS. (SOT ) If you're an Elvis fan, you're family. (track #3) WANDA SPRUNG HAS BEEN AN ELVIS COLLECTOR FOR 60 YEARS. SHE MET ELVIS WHEN SHE WAS A TEEN. (SOT Wanda Sprung/Elvis Fan) I said can I get your autograph? He said why don't you come to the dining room have breakfast with me. So I did, and I have the napkin that he ate with. Elvis's napkin. The napkin he ate with. (bridge Mola Lenghi/CBS News, Memphis, TN) Touring Graceland is just one of the many things fans can do here in Memphis during Elvis Week. (Sot Angie Marchese/Director of Archives, Elvis Preslye's Graceland) The unique thing about Elvis is he never forgot where he came from. (track #4) ANGIE MARCHESE IS THE DIRECTOR OF ARCHIVES AT ELVIS PRESLEY'S GRACELAND, A 45 MILLION DOLLAR ELVIS ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX THAT OPENED IN MARCH. (Sot 9:52:25 Angie Marchese) The exhibits here are not just about Elvis, they're about people who were influences of his. (nats suspicious minds over AP photos) (track #5) MARK JAMES WROTE SUSPICIOUS MINDS AND SEVERAL OTHER ELVIS HITS. (SOT Mark James/Songwriter) I gave him five songs and have five singles. You can't get any more - than that. (track #6)(ap photos) HE SAYS HE WAS TOLD ELVIS WAS PLANNING TO RECORD SEVERAL MORE OF JAMES'S SONGS AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH. MOLA LENGHI, CBS NEWS, MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE.
Temperatures are on the way down this evening and it will be a cool evening. Temperatures over the next week will be warming up over the weekend, back into the 80s and the humidity will be back as well. Precip graph: We are looking at how many days so far this month have had at least some rainfall, and there have been several. However, ...Much of that has been very little so we are still running below normal for the month by about an inch and a third. Surface: the cold front that moved through will push hurricane Gert offshore, ...Gert is now a cat 2 hurricane but won't be making landfall. High pressure will keep nice weather for us tomorrow, but here comes the storm that will bring us some rain on Friday. RPM: the bulk of the rain will be coming through the middle of the day on Friday, tapering off late in the day. Tonight: Mostly clear and chilly. Patchy fog. Lows: 45/52 Winds: Light Thursday: Mostly sunny. Highs: 73/80 Winds: NW 5-10 mph Thursday night: Increasing clouds. Lows: 53/60 Winds: Light Friday: Cloudy skies. Showers likely, chance of tstorms. Highs: 68/75 Winds: SE 5-10 mph Extended: Saturday through Wednesday. Friday Night: Showers likely. Lows 58/65 Saturday: Chance of showers. Highs 75/82 Lows 55/62 Sunday: Partly sunny, chance of a shower. Highs 75/82 Lows 55/62 Monday: Mostly sunny. Highs 78/85 Lows 55/65 Tuesday: Partly sunny, chance of showers/Tstorms late. Highs 80s Lows 55/65 Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, chance of a lingering shower. Highs 75/85
Investigators say the couple who died yesterday in Haverhill, new Hampshire were victims of a murder-suicide. Police found the bodies of 44-year old Crystal Lewis and 45 year old Robert Taylor in Lewis's home. They now say that Taylor shot Lewis -- and then himself. Police say they were a couple for several years -- but that Lewis dumped Taylor in July.
A dark day for the Green and Gold. Corporal Daniel Marcellus passed away after battling brain cancer. Corporal Marcellus worked for Vermont State police for more than ten years. He joined the Green and Gold after serving in the military. Marcellus passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loved ones.
A memorial today for the woman killed when a white supremacist allegedly rammed his car into a crowd of protestors. ((SOT: Mark Heyer/Heather Heyer's Father) "I loved my daughter. And as I look out on you guys, you loved her too.")) Mourners are honoring 32-year-old Heather Heyer (higher) for standing up to white supremacists who stormed Charlottesville Virginia over the weekend. Police say 20-year-old Alex Fields Jr. drove the vehicle into the crowd on purpose. He's facing second degree murder charges.
The fallout continues surrounding the President's controversial comments about the Charlottesville violence. This afternoon, the President was forced to disband two economic councils that were expected to drive his economic agenda. Brook Silva Braga reports from Trump Tower in New York.
(pkg) (NATS) (track ) Just before departing Trump Tower in New York City.the president ended two White House business groups. He tweeted Rather than putting pressure on the business people of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both. In the past 2 days, several business leaders resigned in protest over the president's comments yesterday that white nationalists and counter - demonstrators were both to blame for violent clashes in Virginia last weekend. (TRUMP SOT 16:13:32) not all those people were neo Nazis, believe me. Not all those people were white supremacists. The President also claimed that some of the far right demonstrators had been portrayed unfairly ( SOT - TRUMP // 16:13:00) 16:19:03 So I only tell you this. There are two sides to a story. I thought what took place was a horrible moment for our country. A horrible moment. Bridge: the controversial comments sparked condemnation.. from top ranking republican and democratic lawmakers. Pelosi: What we saw yesterday was the President clearly demonstrating that he doesnt know right from wrong, true from false, American Patriotism from White Nationalism. Very sad for our country. Vice President Pence says what happened in Virginia is a tragedy. sot: Pence And the president has been clear on this tragedy and so have I. Ive spoken at length about this tragedy on Sunday night. And I stand with the president. And I stand by those words. (track 4) In a joint statement former Presidents George H W Bush and George w bush said America must always reject racial bigotry anti-Semitism, and hatred in all forms. BSB for CBS news
Going back to school can be stressful for any kid and their family. It becomes an added burden when you don't have a place to call home. Becky Holt from the Committee on Temporary Shelter is here to tell us about the group's latest efforts to support these children. Thanks for being here. ((you are calling this initiative #172VT, why?)) ((in the years that you've been doing this work -- has this issue improved or worsened?)) ((for the past several weeks and even just tonight -- we've done story after story about Vermont's homeless population -- a man threatening people in Burlington, a man arrested in a vicious stabbing, now barriers being put up downtown -- what is going on right now with this community?)) ((is there something that the public/our elected leaders are failing to understand about their circumstance?))
Alzheimer's is a life-changing disease that affect about 12,000 Vermonters. So what happens when you or a loved one is diagnosed? Taylor Young spoke with an expert who travels the state teaching family members how to cope with the disease.
Three years ago -- Betsey Bianchi got some life-changing news. ((Betsey Bianchi/Mother has Alzheimer's: "It was very hard to swallow. It was hard for our family. It was especially hard for my mother.")) Her mother was diagnosed with early signs of Alzheimer's. ((Betsey Bianchi/Mother has Alzheimer's: "we noticed that she was having problems remembering when to pick up our kids from wherever they were or just little things that we would of told her five minutes ago and she didn't remember it five minutes later.")) : Bianchi says it was easy to shrug off at fist - memory loss is a common sign of aging - but she had a gut feeling it was a much deeper problem. ((Walter Gundel/Alzheimer's Association: "the most common initial symptom is memory impairment. Forgetting day to day events and activities.")) : Dr. Walter Gundel is a retired cardiologist who travels the state holding seminars for people and families dealing with all stages of Azlheimers. Thursday he's speaking at Rutland Regional Medical Center. ((Walter Gundel/Alzheimer's Association: "We think it's very important that they have grounding in not only the principals of the disease but the day-to-day requirements for providing care.")) He says about 12,000 Vermonters have been diganosed -- and each have about 2 caregivers. That means more than 36-thousand Vermonters are impacted by the disease. ((nats Bianchi)) Bianchi's mother is in an independent living facility-- and she visits her mom daily. She says seminars like this have helped her and her family cope with her mother's diagnosis. ((Betsey Bianchi/Mother has Alzheimer's: "Everybody that has a brain is at risk and the seminar even if you don't know somebody that has Alzheimer's because chances are that in your lifetime, you will.")) For more information about the seminars, visit our webiste at WCAX.com Taylor Young - Channel 3 News - Rutland
Clinton County Health officials are warning the public about an outbreak of whooping cough. Officials say at least 3 cases of the sickness have been confirmed. It's a very contagious bacteria that is dangerous for babies and children. Most people are vaccinated against it as kids, but they say that doesn't always prevent people from catching it.
((Peggy Labombard/Public Health Nurse at Clinton County Health 7735 01:40:46 "Unfortunately we sometimes get a sporadice case here or there. We do have small outbreaks occur almost yearly, and we're lucky in one sense that it's still early August, and we haven't gotten back into school yet." 01:40:59)) Symptoms include runny nose, fever, and rapid, coughing. The cough can last for weeks. Officials say if you are diagnosed with whooping cough, it's important to stay isolated for the first 5 days on antibiotics--as it is still contagious.
Billionaire Bill Gates is in a giving mood. ` A filing from the securities and exchange commission reveals gates donated 64-million shares of Microsoft in June. That's worth four-point-six billion dollars -- or five percent of his personal fortune. Bloomberg says this is the Microsoft co-founders biggest donation in nearly 20-years. The filing from the s-e-c didn't specify where Gates' donation went -- but it likely went to Gates' charity -- the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation.
A llama hit the tees this morning in New Hampshire. Take a look -- folks at the Eagle Mountain Golf Course in Jackson say this guy -- named Noir -- escaped from his enclosure and made friends with golfers on the sixth fairway. Police say this isn't Noir's first brush with the law -- they first had a run in with him in June -- when he also escaped.
Coming off the All-Star break, the first place Vermont Lake Monsters are home tonight to face Lowell to kick off the stretch run of the New York-Penn League season. Scott Fleishman has more from Centennial Field. ((TRT: 1:54 ... OC: CHANNEL THREE SPORTS)) ((Scott Fleishman: "It's been a few years since we've been able to talk about a playoff race after the all star break. And speaking of the all star game, it was last night in Tri City, 6 Lake Monsters representing Vermont on the North squad including Greg Deichmann, 2 hits and a stolen base. He would have had an RBI single if not for the runner getting thrown out at the plate. Manager Aaron Nieckula giving those 6 all stars the day off. He was pretty pleased with the Vermont contingent of all stars.")) --- ((Aaron Nieckula: "We're very proud of the 6 players that made the all star team. Very well deserved, all 6 of them did an outstanding job up to this point this year. We probably could of had more, but you have to represebt all teams in the league. With that beong said, very proud of what they've done. The organization is proud of what they've done and they've got a bright future ahead, each and every one of them.")) --- ((Scott Fleishman: "As for the game tonight, Lowell is in town for the start of a 6 game home stand for the Lake monsters. Vermont is 4 -2 against Lowell this season, 2-0 here at centennial field. A Half game lead that Vermont holds over tri-city for 1st place in the Stedler division. The guys realize they're in a playoff hunt, but they're not paying that close attention to the standings as we conclude the final few weeks of the season.")) --- ((Anthony Churlin/Outfielder: "Just stick to playing baseball the way we have. We had a rough couple of games back but it's baseball. It is what it is. We always come-back and we're gonna finish the season strong to see where we going with it.")) --- ((James Terrell/outfielder: "Every Uber I feel like I take they always ask, 'You guys are doing pretty well?' I'm like yeah we're doing good. We're a close team and I think that's what's getting us through the wins and some of the losses. We don't ever get down on ourselves. We come every game trying to win.")) --- ((Scott Fleishman: "1st pitch tonight at 7 o'clock. We'll have highlights tonight at 11. At Centennial field Scott Fleishman, channel 3 sports.))
Thanks, Scott...In the majors last night, the Boston Red Sox routed the St. Louis Cardinals 10-4 at Fenway Park. the highlights of the night was a triple play in the top of the fourth started by Rafael Devers at third base...it helped the batter a contender for the title of the slowest player in baseball...Cards catcher Yadier Molina. It was the Sox first triple play in six years. --- Boston blew this one open with an eight hit-eight run fifth inning...including two run doubles from Hanley Ramirez and Sandy Leon...but none of those hits was a home run...in fact, the Sox didn't go deep at all on the night and this was the third time this season Boston has scored ten or more runs in a game without hitting a home run. The Red Sox have the fewest total home runs in the American League this season even though they rank fourth in total runs scored. The two game set with the Cards wraps up tonight.
Meanwhile, the Yankees edged the Mets 5-4 for their second straight win in the Subway Series. Jacoby Ellsbury and Gary Sanchez homered for the Bombers, and Sonny Gray gave up two runs on five hits in six innings to pick up his first win for New York since arriving at the trade deadline from Oakland. Boston maintains a four and a half game lead over the Yanks in the East. The Yankees-Mets series switches to Citi Field for the first of two tonight.
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