Wed 29-OCT-2014 6 P.M. News Script

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Tonight for Culture in the Kitchen we learn how to make an authentic Cuban Sandwich from the folks at Open Arms Food and Juice Shop in Shelburne.

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Tomorrow on the Thirty -- storytellers on a mission. Nationally renowned storytellers from Wait, Wait... Don't tell me, The Moth, and more will tell tales in hopes of raising 100-thousand-dollars for Vermont State Parks. Tomorrow storyteller Tom Bodette will be here at 5:30.

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Good evening I'm Darren Perron. And I'm Kristin Kelly. Quarantined over ebola concerns. A Rutland man tells Channel 3 news what brought him to West Africa and how he's doing now. Jennifer Costa joins us now with more. Jennifer? Kristin and Darren -- Peter Italia has made multiple facebook posts about his travels to West Africa and his experiences since he got back to Vermont. He told me today he's being treated well -- confined to a single family home in rural Rutland County. He's been asked not to share his location with anyone. But what he is sharing are his frustrations. He claims he travelled to West Africa to help investigate the Ebola outbreak -- and is unhappy some are now quote "putting their spin on it" at his expense.

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Peter Italia -- of Rutland -- is being quarantined at an undisclosed location in Rutland County -- after returning from a one month journey to the West African countries of Guinea and Sierra Leone. He says he went to investigate the size and scope of the Ebola outbreak. ((Peter Italia/quarantined 00:06:40 "I saw a lot of confusion going on here in the United States a lot of misinformation coming from the CDC.")) We reached him by phone. Italia says he's now under 24-hour guard. Vermont health officials say he's asymptomatic -- but they're monitoring him for the next 21 days as a precaution. ((Peter Italia/quarantined 00:18:10 "this is voluntary quarantine but it's not really totally voluntary. if you don't agree to it then they will execute some kind of court order against you. So I am going along with it because I understand everybody's concern but I don't necessarily agree with it.")) Italia went to Africa as a private citizen. He says he's a medical doctor -- trained in the Dominican Republic. But the medical practice board tells us he never completed a license application last year because his medical school does not qualify under state standards. ((Peter Italia/quarantined 00:18:40 "I don't like the fact that they tried to make me into somebody who I'm not in other words disparaging me.")) Tuesday he was the center of an emergency news conference in Burlington. Italia's motives were not clear to authorities. He caused enough concern during his time in West Africa that the FBI was involved in his case. O his facebook page he writes about his book on supernatural medicine which he says "talks about his knowledge of space and time travel to help seriously ill and dying patients." He claims the borders in West Africa are too porous and he observed people crossing countries with limited health screenings. Italia says he tried to share his observations with the World Health Organization -- but was ignored. ((Peter Italia/quarantined 00:20:59 "I did this out of concern for everybody and I did it for the good of everybody, to go there and actually find out what was going on and report it to everybody hoping it would make the whole situation better for everybody all around.")) Italia says he was surprised when he was intercepted by federal and Vermont authorities at JFK Airport in New York Tuesday. He does not believe he's put anyone at risk. ((JC 00:10:59 "do you think that you came in contact with anyone who was displaying symptoms or had ebola? PI: No. I didn't come in contact with anyone that I know who or that I could identify as being sick.")):16 Now I could have come in contact somebody but did I come in contact with someone who was sick? No. I purposely stayed away."))

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Italia tells me he would return to West Africa -- if called upon to continue his work. Again -- we want to stress health officials say Italia has no symptoms of Ebola -- is being checked twice daily -- and he is considered a low risk of having or spreading the disease. Darren

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If Peter Italia -- or anyone else in Vermont -- were to develop Ebola--the state says--it's ready. Infected patients would go to Fletcher Allen in Burlington or Dartmouth in Hanover. Health Care workers are being trained on how to properly handle Ebola patients--and how to protect themselves. Shelby Cashman sat in on a training session today. She's live outside of Fletcher Allen with more. Shelby? Darren and Kristin--doctors and nurses here at Fletcher Allen have been undergoing extensive training for weeks now. Health officials say the risk to the public is low. But if there is a case here. Health care workers know it's spread through bodily fluids. And they're making sure -- they're protected.

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((NATS of them suiting up)) Health care workers at Fletcher Allen--are getting prepared. (00:01:10) ((Gil Anderson/Fletcher Allen "when Ebola finally made it way to this continent, we were all unprepared and I think nurses and physicians recognize that more than anyone.")) (00:01:20) But now--critical care health professionals--who would be the ones dealing with Ebola patients--are learning how to properly put on and take off personal protective equipment--or PPE -- to prevent catching it too. (00:02:22) ((Gil Anderson "There will be no exposed skin when we go into that room.")) (00:02:25) To ensure that--doctors and nurses would wear an extensive amount of gear--including several liquid impermeable layers over their scrubs-- ((NATS dressing)) two to three layers of gloves-- ((NATS)) And two types of head gear--complete with plastic face shields and a respirator. ((NATS respirator)) (00:02:42) ((Gil Anderson "The real key part of this is the doffing or the taking off of the equipment. That has to very systematically done. I like to see it done almost like a drill sergeant.")) (00:02:52) (00:38:01) ((Shelby Cashman "so once a doctor or nurse who has dealt with an Ebola patient in the isolation room. They move into a different room and enter the red zone. In the red zone is where all signs of contamination will be doffed or taken off. Once that is done they move into the orange zone or a buffer zone to double check that all signs of contamination are left in the red zone. Once that is done they can move into the green zone where there is no signs of contamination .")) (00:38:28) But State epidemiologist Patsy Kelso says--all these measures--are precautionary. The risk of Ebola spreading in Vermont--and the entire country--is low. (00:50:14) ((Patsy Kelso/State Epidemiologist "when we talk about the high death rates with Ebola being 50 to 90 percent, thats in Africa. We've never had an epidemic of Ebola here and we certainly don't expect that we would ever have one.")) (00:50:26) Kelso says--thats because of the health care system here in the US. Hospitals all across the country are mirroring Fletcher Allen-and are taking what they call--the proper precautions. (00:01:29) ((Gil Anderson/Fletcher Allen "We felt we really had to ramp up our preparedness.")) (00:01:33)

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The doctors we saw today undergoing training have already practiced the exact same procedure several times. And they say more drills are scheduled. Darren Kristin?

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Some states are taking additional precautions -- and imposing a mandatory quarantine on travelers returning from West Africa. But what happens when a patient decides to no longer remain isolated for the required 21 days? Melissa Howell joins us now with more on that. -- Melissa? Darren, Kristin, while there have been no confirmed cases of Ebola in the state of Vermont, a heightened awareness of the disease has prompted many questions -- specifically around what constitutes "voluntary quarantine," and how it's enforced. The Vermont Law School tells us the government has very broad powers when it comes to forcing an individual into quarantine. U.S. public health regulations do allow an individual to be held if there is a "reasonable" cause. Vermont Law School says when determining whether a patient should be held, it is also possible he or she can be tested against their will -- but this may not be the case if the tests are invasive. The goal to maintain law and order -- and the overall public well-being -- may also be enough to enforce quarantine in states where there are concerns over Ebola -- including Vermont.

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((Jessica West/Vermont Law School "It hasn't happened in Vermont and I hope it doesn't happen here because there are personal liberties at stake but it certainly could and th government does have the authority to do that.")) (00:42:23) ((Tracy Dolan/Vt. Acting Health Commissioner "If they had said no I think we'd have to sit down and reassess, look at the risk factors, look at the level of risk of this person, and we certainly would have the option under my authority to ask for a health order to go into mandatory quarantine.")) (00:42:40) We also spoke with the director of government and community relations for U.S. committee for refugees and immigrants. They say there have been no refugees traveling from the countries currently experiencing Ebola outbreaks. Last year, 70-thousand refugees came to the U.S. but only 25 were from effected countries. Again, these individuals travelled well before the threat of Ebola began in West Africa so they were not at risk. There are strict protocols in place for screening all refugees. If Ebola is detected, the state refugee health coordinator would be contacted within the Vermont Department of Health. Darren.

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And in New Hampshire -- Governor Maggie Hassan issued protocols for people returning to the state after having contact with Ebola patients. She says they will be monitored for the illness at their homes for 21 days.

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A North country mom is killed in a crash -- with her children in the car. And investigators say the crash involved a New York State Trooper . Alex Apple is at the scene in AuSable. What do we know now Alex? Darren, Kristin -- the crash occurred at the intersection of Telegraph Road and Grove Street. Tonight friends and family of 33-year-old Jennifer Chauvin laid flowers at the scene of the accident -- that investigators say occurred when an officer failed to yield the right of way.

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33-year-old Jennifer Chauvin was travelling North on Grove Street around 7:00 Wednesday morning when she collided with a full-size SUV police car. Police say the driver of that SUV was a ten-year veteran of the New York State Police Joshua Jenkins. ((STANDUP APPLE: Investigators say Trooper Jenkins was on regular patrol travelling in a Southwest Direction here on Telegraph Street when he failed to yield the right of way, making a left hand turn, causing the accident.")) Chauvin passed away at the scene -- her two young children in the back seat. Trooper Jenkins was treated for only minor injuries. (1:22 Capt. LaFountain/NY State Police)(("He is distraught as one can well imagine over this accident. A very tragic situation. On behalf of the entire NY State Police, we extend our thoughts and prayers to the Chauvin family.")) (57 Capt. LaFountain)(("Her two children who were passengers in the backseat of her car were both extricated from her vehicle and transported to CVPH medical center.")) The 3 year old and 6 year old are recovering. The state police investigation of the accident continues. Both vehicles were taken to state police barracks in Ray Brook where the collision reconstruction unit will analyze the cars and their computer systems. (2:54 Capt. LaFountain)(("Once that investigation has been completed, we will review the results of that investigation with Clinton COunty DA Andrew Wiley and determine what if any charges are applicable.")) LaFountain says there is no indication that Jenkins was distracted by his cell phone. (2:12 Capt. LaFountain)(("A trooper is exempt in an emergency situation. There is no indication at this time."))

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ON CAM At his doctors recommendation, Trooper Jenkins remains off duty. Captain LaFountain was on scene within ten minutes of the accident - - he says he went to the hospital today and personally expressed his condolences to the Chauvin family.

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Another delay for Vermont Health Connect. The state temporarily pulled the plug on the health exchange website -- in Mid-September - in order to update and work on flaws. Officials did not give a hard time-line for a re-launch but had said the work would be completed in October. Health Reform Chief Lawrence Miller says the site will not be ready by the end of the month, and likely won't be ready before election day November 4th. But, he says he's confident it will be ready by November 15th, when the re-enrollment window for next year opens.

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Sharon is here, ...and it's been another grey day.... For the rest of today a weak cold front will continue to move east, so any showers will gradually end. Thursday and Friday are looking like pretty quiet days. There will be a lot of low-level moisture sticking around, so we'll see plenty of clouds. Highs will be mainly in the 40s. It still looks dry for trick-or-treating on Halloween evening. Any showers should hold off until the overnight hours. The weekend forecast is a little tricky. A disturbance sliding well to the south will blow up into a large coastal storm. Right now it appears this storm will track too far to the east to have a significant impact. Instead it appears we'll just see a few rain and snow showers on Saturday. Sunday looks blustery and cold, with a few mountain flurries. We'll continue to fine tune the forecast... keep in mind a more western track would have more of an impact on us.

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Burlington area leaders are taking a new approach to understanding the homeless population and getting them into housing. They're doing it after seeing the numbers rise -- despite efforts to get them down. In 2013, the point-in-time breakdown had 483 homeless people in Chittenden County. In 2014, that number went up to 537. Statewide the numbers went up as well. Julie Kelley joins us live. Julie ... What's different about this new approach? Instead of just counting homeless people, they're using a survey to determine who is the most vulnerable.

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(TC- 00:24:33:00) ((Michelle Brannan/Volunteer I chose to do three 4:30 to 7 shifts so to speak ...)) Michelle Brannan doesn't normally hang out in Battery Park in the early morning. (TC: 00:25:07:01) ((Michelle Brannan/Volunteer I was just very interested in where people sleep on the streets.)) She was one of 74 volunteers surveying people who live on the streets in the Burlington area. (TC - 00:27:06:00) ((Michelle Brannan/Volunteer This is home. This is somebody's home. And you case where they have cardboard set up to keep moisture out of their sleeping bag. I mean imagine that. No I can't imagine. I can't imagine.)) They collected information about their health, substance abuse and the length of time that they have been homeless. Out of the 210 surveys done, they gave them a vulnerability index score. 0-4 is the least vulnerable ... With scores of 10-16 being the most likely to die on the streets. More than 32 percent of the people surveyed are high risk. The survey is part of the 100-thousand homes campaign. It encourages communities to get the most vulnerable into housing. (TC-00:02:38:00) ((Martha Maksym/United Way of Chittenden County So it's triaging people who are homeless the way an emergency department does. It's not how long you've been on a wait list, it's how vulnerable you are to die on the streets.)) Right now, often, that's not how it is done. (TC-00:22:29:00) ((Mike Ohler/ Housing Retention Specialist We keep a list and it's first come first serve.)) Mike Ohler (oh-ler) works for the Burlington Housing Authority and the Agency of Human Services. (TC-00:22:18:27) ((Mike Ohler/ Housing Retention Specialist If you've heard and looked into this 100,000 homes thing, which I know you have, I means we are in some cases flipped the concept of who we house.)) (tc- 00:08:14:14) ((Martha Maksym/United Way of Chittenden County The housing first model is to meet people where they are and to get them housed regardless of whether they're accessing treatment for mental health issues or healthcare issues.)) (TC- 00:35:51:00) (( Julie Kelley/Reporting You may think that the people who are homeless are coming from other places, but it turns out that's not true. Of the 210 surveys done, 139 are from Vermont. People who are homeless in their home state.)) GFX- According to the survey, about 22-percent have been homeless less than six months, 10 percent have been on the streets for six months to a year. The majority, 67-percent have been homeless for a year or more. (TC-00:29:02:00) Julie Kelley- Why is this so important to you. It's not your job. Michelle Brannan -It goes back to my faith I have to be really honest.)) A faith that has drawn her toward people many other people look away from. (TC-00:29:32:00) ((Michelle Brannan/Volunteer if somebody needs something to eat you give tem something to eat, if somebody is really cold you give them a coat and cloth them, it has a lot to do with my faith and that's probably the root of it, but I just, these people are important.))

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Martha Maksym tells me that we haven't had a homeless person die over the last few years, but that it doesn't mean that it can't happen. She says, this new approach is to try to make sure it doesn't happen and to get more people off the streets. Darren. Kristin.

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A well known poet from Vermont has died. Galway Kinnell of Sheffield passed away at his home in Sheffield Tuesday from leukemia. He was 87-years-old Kinnell won both a Pulitzer Prize and an American Book Award for his writings. And he was Vermont's poet laureate from 1989 to 1993.

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Gov. Peter Shumlin hopes for another two years in the state's top office. Kyle Midura profiles the Democratic candidate -- in tonight's campaign countdown.

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Gov. Peter Shumlin served three years in the state's house of representatives, and 12 years in the Senate - 6 of them as President Pro Tem - before becoming the state's top elected official in 2011. In six days, voters will decide if the Putney native should keep his office for a third term. He won praise for his handling of Irene in his first term - and tackling of the state's opiate epidemic this term. But - continues to face criticism for the rocky rollout of Vermont Health Connect and his time out-of-state raising money for the Democratic Governor's Association. (00:30:28:00) ((Gov. Peter Shumlin/Democrat for Vt. Governor: While I recognize that we haven't been perfect, and that any governor will make mistakes. We've got this state headed in the right direction )) The Governor says a low unemployment rate, and thousands of jobs added since the recession are evidence of Vermont's improving economy. But economists say the low unemployment rate is a function of Vermont's shrinking workforce more so than job creation. The Governor concedes he would like to see faster growth -- but says efforts to bring green and tech jobs to Vermont are paying off, and will have even greater dividends in the future. (00:01:01:00) (( Gov. Peter Shumlin/Democrat for Vt. Governor:in Vermont we are making a lot of right choices allowing us to grow faster than our New England neighbors )) If re-elected -- the Governor faces more tough decisions this January when lawmakers will return to a roughly 100 million dollar shortfall in the state's budget. He's filled slightly smaller holes in previous years, but won't be able to tap one-time federal and state funds to the same extent as before. (00:03:45:00) ((we've done it without raising income taxes, sales taxes, rooms and meals taxes, and that's how i'll continue to try to do it going forward )) Other taxes did rise during the Governor's time in office, including gas and property taxes. The Governor may tap the "broad-based" taxes like the sales tax when he proposes how to pay for the single-payer health care. He says he wants to make sure Vermonters pay for healthcare based on their ability to pay, but says the entire burden won't fall on an income tax. (00:16:39:00) ((my view is it would be a mistake to use one single source to pay for health insurance )) Act 48 called for his financing plan to be delivered to lawmakers last January. A recent study conducted by a pro reform lobbying group suggests the plan will surface after the election, while the Governor says it will be ready this January. (00:15:21:00) ((If I had a plan, I would present it, we're not there yet, we're working very hard to get there by January )) The Governor says if and when single-payer healthcare becomes a reality, it should help cut into ballooning school costs and the property taxes that pay for them. (00:08:59:00) (( there's no way going forward that Vermont can afford to have a school system that has more staff, more teachers, more administration, more bureaucracy, than we had when we had 30-thousand more students )) He calls his opponent Scott Milne's plan to cap property taxes a gimmick. His Secretary of Education is meeting with boards to explain how their decisions affect the bottom line of the state and tax payers. But the Governor would not address if mandatory school consolidation, a state-wide teachers' contract, increasing the teacher-student ratio, or public school choice should be considered by the legislature. Kyle Midura -- channel 3 news -- Burlington.

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Previously the Governor has called for the Department for Children and Families to be divided. However, he says those running the agency and department have convinced him that splitting the two would make it harder, not easier, to protect Vermont's at-risk youth.

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Sharon is here, and there are still plenty of clouds in the forecast... For the rest of today a weak cold front will continue to move east, so any showers will gradually end. Thursday and Friday are looking like pretty quiet days. There will be a lot of low-level moisture sticking around, so we'll see plenty of clouds. Highs will be mainly in the 40s. It still looks dry for trick-or-treating on Halloween evening. Any showers should hold off until the overnight hours. The weekend forecast is a little tricky. A disturbance sliding well to the south will blow up into a large coastal storm. Right now it appears this storm will track too far to the east to have a significant impact. Instead it appears we'll just see a few rain and snow showers on Saturday. Sunday looks blustery and cold, with a few mountain flurries. We'll continue to fine tune the forecast... keep in mind a more western track would have more of an impact on us. Once the storm goes by, temperatures will moderate as we start the first work week of November.

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Thursday and Friday are looking like pretty quiet days. There will be a lot of low-level moisture sticking around, so we'll see plenty of clouds. Highs will be mainly in the 40s. It still looks dry for trick-or-treating on Halloween evening. Any showers should hold off until the overnight hours. The weekend forecast is a little tricky. A disturbance sliding well to the south will blow up into a large coastal storm. Right now it appears this storm will track too far to the east to have a significant impact. Instead it appears we'll just see a few rain and snow showers on Saturday. Sunday looks blustery and cold, with a few mountain flurries. We'll continue to fine tune the forecast... keep in mind a more western track would have more of an impact on us. Once the storm goes by, temperatures will moderate as we start the first work week of November. Also remember to set your clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday night; Daylight Saving Time comes to an end at 2am on Sunday. And as always, this is a good time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and CO detectors.

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A man convicted of a drug killing in Brattleboro -- will spend 40 years in prison. Frank Caraballo was convicted a year ago in connection with the execution style shooting of Melissa Barratt. Prosecutors say was running a drug operation -- and Barratt stole drugs from him. At his sentencing Tuesday -- Caraballo admitted to dealing drugs -- but maintained he was not responsible for Barratt's death.

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A Vermont man is accused of spying on a Guilford couple -- with hidden camera. Police say 50-year-old "Ran3dy" Bright of Saxtons River-- owner of ForNORA Energy Solutions -- was hired to perform an energy audit and weatherization at the couple's home. On Tuesday the homeowners told police they discovered a hidden video camera had been setup in their bedroom. After an investigation Bright was arrested and cited into court.

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Police are investigating an armed robbery at a store in Worcester. Police say a man threatened the clerk with a gun at -- L.B.J.'s Grocery just before 8 p.m. last night. The suspect fled on foot following an argument. He's white -- and was wearing a red hooded-sweatshirt, blue jeans, brown and white sneakers, and a white face mask. Call the police if you have any information.

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A woman caught in Bennington with a car full of cats -- had at least 150 more! Bertha Ryan and her sister were found with more than 70 cats in their vehicles -- four years ago in Vermont. They were charged with animal cruelty. Now -- authorities say they found 150 more cats at their New York home. And the women may have had up to 450 at one point. The humane society is working with police -- to remove the animals. That's news around the region.

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The UVM women's basketball team is coming off another injury plagued season under 5th year head coach Lori Gear McBride. The Cats finished last season, 7-23 overall, 4-12 in conference. McBride acknowledged today that there was a lack of leadership a year ago and hopes that will change this season. Grad student and URI transfer Emilie Cloutier should help in that department. Overall, McBride says there is a business-like approach to practice so far as the Cats try to bring the program back to success.

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(((Lori Gear McBride/"Our seniors have a renewed resolve and I think that comes with a level of maturity. There's very much an attitude of, we're here to get better everyday. We're going to work as hard as we can, so that we can leave this place better than when we started."))) (((Niki Taylor/"If you see someone doing something wrong, don't be afraid to call them out. That's how they get better. It's probably one of the biggest differences this year is now that everyone is doing that. We all know that if we do that and address our mistakes, then we'll improve.")))

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The Vermont women will be heading to Yale this weekend for a scrimmage and then play their lone exhibition game a week from Saturday against St. Michael's at Patrick Gym. Coming up later...the final day of state semifinal action in high school soccer and field hockey.

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Scientists are calling new research on autism a major turning point in understanding how genes play a role. Kris Van Cleave reports.

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(PKG) (TRACK) ‎Researchers have now discovered more than 30 genes that contribute to the risk of autism. The study published in the journal Nature found‎ new sets of genes may be involved including some that control how nerve networks form in the brain.‎ (SOT Dr. Alex Kolevzon/ ) When those genes are mutated, the communication between brain cells is severely affected such that even the basic process of learning and memory is disrupted 6:17:01 (BRIDGE Kris Van Cleave/CBS News) "What makes this study stand out is the size--37 research institutions in 9 countries using the latest technology to study 14,000 DNA samples. Nats in lab (TRACK) Scientists at The Seaver Autism Center at Mount Sinai were among the researchers who conducted the massive study. (SOT Dr. Alex Kolevzon/Mount Sinai /Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai) so when you identify a gene in autism and you know what that gene function is and you know exactly how the protein affects brain cell connections for example, you can start thinking about specific treatments biological treatments that can potentially reverse the deficits associated with that genetic mutation** (TRACK) Researchers hope their findings will give some optimism to the families of the 1 in 68 children diagnosed with Autism in the US. Kris Van Cleave, CBS News, New York.

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The authors of the study were also able to estimate risks associated with different kinds of gene mutations. Some mutations came with a more than 20-fold increase in risk for autism. That's health watch.

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The Rutland Free Library is about a lot more than just books. As Elizabeth Keatinge reports -- the new director wants to bring even more programs for adults and children.

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Danielle Monroe was having a great time playing at the Rutland Free Library with her kids and other moms and children. ((Danielle Monroe/Mendon 10:32:38:26 Most of the time, afterwards, since we're in the library it's really easy to get them to go downstairs and to the kids book room.)) Encouraging the youngest members of the library to read is on the top of Abby Noland's list. She's the library's new director. She took on the role just over 2 months ago and has a long list of things she wants to do to encourage kids to read. ((Abby Noland/Director Rutland Free Library 09:38:24:29 A teen librarian. yeah, that's a big dream . :29)) The library serves 22,000 people in Mendon, Rutland City, Ira, Tinmouth, and Rutland Town. With the last new book store closing in Rutland earlier this year, Noland says she wants to ensure that area readers have access to new books. ((Abby Noland/director 09:40:21:29 When there aren't as many new books available, then we have to re-look at our collection development policies. :28)) Noland would like to see more of Vermont's 183 libraries join the Catamount consortium. It's an open source multi-library shared catalog. Members can access materials from other libraries as part of the shared system. The Rutland Free Library joined in September and 12 other Vermont libraries are also members. Noland says even with tablets and other electronic means of accessing books, nothing replaces reading a real one. ((Abby Noland/Director, Rutland Free Library 09:38:55:17 the book is here to stay. There's something tactile about books. :00)) Noland would also like to see the public have access to a pretty cool historical attraction at the library - in the basement. ((Ron Lurvey/Rutland Free Library 10:40:30:20 We're standing in the ante-room, for three of the jail cells that were left from when this building was built in 1858. :39)) The jail cells were mostly used for storing confiscated contraband during prohibition when it was a former federal post office and courthouse - before being converted to the library. Although, there were a few criminals who did spend time there. ((Ron Lurvey/rutland free library 10:42:33:05 It's one of Rutland's gems. :35)) Back upstairs, Danielle Monroe says, the library doesn't just help get her kids reading, but helps parents as well. ((Danielle Monroe/Mendon10:30:26: 25 it's a great place for parents to get to meet each other,when you are home stuck inside with a little baby all day it can be very hard to meet other people ..so this is a good...haha :38)) If you would like more information about the Rutland Free Library, go to our website WCAX.com. Ek Ch3 News Rutland.

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It was good season for moose hunters. Between the archery and rifle seasons, The Vermont fish and wildlife department says hunters took a total of 169 moose. The harvest included a 919 pound bull shot by Kevin Rice in Bloomfield -- it's the largest ever taken in Vermont by a bow hunter.

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There will be at least one cinderella at this Saturday's high school state championship dance. The ninth seeded Hazen boys soccer team, the lowest seed to reach a semifinal in any of the eleven soccer or field hockey tournaments, earned a 2-0 win at Leland & Gray yesterday to advance to the Division Three state final for the first time since 1983. They'll face Stowe for the title Saturday at Williamstown. A total of ten semifinals yesterday...ten more today...look for your game on the ticker at the bottom of your screen. a brilliant fall sky providing the backdrop for a dramatic d-1 boys soccer semi between top seed South Burlington and number five CVU... --- First half, Redhawks getting on the board ... Chris Reiss the perfect pass to Max Brown.. He taps it home.. 1-0 CVU at halftime.. --- Fast forward... Same score, under 3 to play ... Rebels Aiman Ginawi's ((A-men Guh-now-we)) free kick is deflected in... We head to overtime tied at 1... --- In the first ot session, SBHS on the attack... Ginawi inside the box to Dinesh Khadka... #4 the hero for the #1 seed,,, South Burlington wins 2-1 and will face Essex for the D-1 title Saturday. The Hornets beating second seed Mount Anthony 2-1 tonight in Bennington.

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girls soccer... Division Two semis... eighth seed Milton, off an upset of number one Lake Region in the quarterfinals, visiting fifth seed Harwood... --- First half, yellowjackets looking for the early lead but carmen Shappy's free kick is snagged by Highlanders keeper Lauren Harper... --- On the other end, Harwood cashes in... Off the Alison Yandow throw in, Emma Jean lofts this rainbow over the goalies head for the goal... 1-0 Highlanders at halftime... Harwood adds one after the break and survives a late Milton goal to win 2-1 and advance to the D-2 title game...

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they'll face the winner of this one for the Division Two title ...third seed Mount Abe taking on number seven GMVS... --- first half...the Gumbies Ales Lacasse-Courchene with the free kick...it takes an odd bounce but is scooped up by Zoe Cassels-Brown... --- at the other end... Mount Abe's Ernesta McIntosh splits a pair of defenders, but her shot is denied on a fingertip save by Eva Shaw...no score at the half... --- in the second...the Eagles keep the pressure on...Amy Nault's centering pass finds Lydia Pitts but Shaw makes another fine save... finally, in overtime Morgan Pratt would net a winner giving the Eagles a 1-0 victory and a date with Harwood in Saturday's state final at South Burlington.

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the last two of the field hockey state semifinals being held at Middlebury College ...just in the book, top seed Bellows Falls is stunned 1-0 in overtime by number four Stowe in a Division Three semi... --- tonight at 7pm... number one Essex faces fourth seed Middlebury in a Division One semifinal...we'll have highlights from both of those games tonight at 11pm.

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The World Series is coming down to one game...the ultimate moment in North American pro sports... Game Seven. Tonight in Kansas City...the Royals facing the San Francisco Giants, with a pair of veterans on the mound... 35-year-old Jeremy Guthrie for K-C... 39-year-old Tim Hudson San Francisco. We reached this point thanks to an emphatic performance by the Royals in Game Six last night in Kansas City...K-C erupted for seven runs in the bottom of the second ...five of those runs charged to Giants starter Jake Peavy... every Royals starter had at least one hit in the game, while rookie starter Yordano Ventura tossed seven shutout innings, allowing just three hits. Now it's on to Game Seven tonight... the big question, will the Giants use star pitcher Madison Bumgarner, and for how long...Bumgarner earned his second win of the World Series on Sunday night, throwing 117 pitches in a complete game shutout in Game 5 in San Francisco. History is on Kansas City's side ...the home team has won nine straight Game 7s in the series... going back to win the Pirates won a Game 7 in Baltimore back in 1979.

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Also, the Celtics play their NBA season opener tonight at home against Brooklyn.

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