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Published: Sunday, August 06, 2017 @ 9:14 PM
FERRISBURGH, Vt. — Chase Stokes picked up his first rod and reel when he was a year-and-half old.
Stokes was using nightcrawler for bait and shore fishing for anything that might bite in April when he felt the pole almost being pulled from his hands.
He was fighting a state record carp.
“I was just about tired out and got it to shore almost and it took right back off,” Stokes told the Rutland Herald.”It did that about three times. I knew it was going to be the biggest carp I ever caught.”
The 40-inch long fish weighed in at 33.25 pounds. Vermont Fish and Wildlife confirmed the catch recently, making it the new state record.
Stokes, a sixth-grader, is somewhat of a fishing prodigy.
“He loves to fish. That’s his life passion. It keeps him going. He fishes nonstop, every waking moment,” said Shawn Good, a fisheries biologist with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. “When he’s not in school, he has a fishing rod in his hand.”
This boy will be able to tell the story about how he caught that really, really big fish in the Otter Creek - and... https://t.co/EPbspe7ajx— Rutland Herald (@RutlandHerald) August 6, 2017
Stokes has more fish in the state’s master angler program than any other fisherman, Good said.
“Since 2010, when we first introduced the program, we have accepted and approved 4,887 trophy fish entries,” Good said. “And Chase Stokes has 439 of those, almost 10 percent. But here is an even more interesting thing. All of his fishing is from the shore. People think you need a boat, but he’s doing all of this while fishing from the bank.”
And what’s Stokes’ favorite fish to land?
Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 7:49 AM
WASHINGTON — An amazing feat of strength was caught on camera.
Four people were hurt when they were hit by a car that crashed on a sidewalk in Washington, D.C. Tuesday. Police said a pickup hit a sedan when it took a turn too wide, WJLA reported. The sedan jumped the curb and ran into pedestrians.
But it was the actions of bystanders that is what people are focusing on. They rushed to the car to try to pull the pedestrians from under the wreckage. The group of people actually lifted and moved the car off two people and the entire thing was caught on video, WJLA reported.
WATCH: bystanders work together to lift the car off pedestrians pinned beneath the vehicle at 9th & K Street. Their quick actions likely the reason no one was killed in this crash. pic.twitter.com/9SOmlJRQsQ— Heather Graf (@ABC7HeatherGraf) April 24, 2018
WRC reported more than a dozen people rushed to help.
Update crash with pedestrians struck 9th St X NY Ave NW. 2 vehicle collision with 1 that ran into sidewalk. We are transporting 4 pedestrians with serious injuries to area hospitals. No injuries to occupants of vehicles. pic.twitter.com/6yvIwYoWwe— DC Fire and EMS (@dcfireems) April 24, 2018
Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 11:46 AM
BOSTON — The City of Boston has voted to change the name of Yawkey Way.
After multiple delays, the commission voted unanimously Thursday to change the name of Yawkey Way back to its original Jersey Street.
The Red Sox organization initially petitioned the city to change the name of the street outside the ballpark from Yawkey Way back to the previous name of Jersey Street weeks ago.
The late Tom Yawkey, former team owner, has been called racist by some, in part over the long delayed racial integration of the ball club.
Defenders of the Yawkey name believe the name change would harm the reputation of the philanthropic Yawkey Foundation.
Yawkey Foundation issued a statement shortly after the vote.
NEW: Statement from Yawkey Foundations on decision to change name of Yawkey Way outside #FenwayPark to Jersey Street.— Peter Wilson (@PetesWire) April 26, 2018
"This a sad day for all of us at the Foundations."@boston25 #boston#RedSox pic.twitter.com/L2uSlqgINz
The City of Boston Public Improvement Commission has the final say over street names.
About a month ago, the commission took about two hours of heated opinions from both sides, tabling the issue for two weeks.
Just last week, team president Sam Kennedy told sports radio station WEEI the Sox still want the street name changed.
Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 1:46 AM
— The Bible’s been around for centuries, but GQ magazine is like, eh? What’s so great about it?
The Good Book makes the mag’s list of “21 Books You Don’t Have to Read.” While allowing “there are some good parts,” the post calls the Bible “repetitive, self-contradictory, sententious, foolish and even at times ill-intentioned.”
The Bible finds itself in the company of works by J.D. Salinger, Mark Twain and Ernest Hemingway on the list of books that GQ is just not that into. “Catcher in the Rye” is dinged as being “without any literary merit whatsoever.” “Huckleberry Finn” is tedious, meandering and hamfisted, GQ says. Hemingway’s sentences? Too short. Even Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” makes the roster of books to skip.
Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 11:17 AM
— In a world that feels like it is delving into chaos, the kindness of strangers is exactly what we need.
Denise Wilson was on the subway to Brooklyn last week when she noticed a conversation between two complete strangers that just had to be documented.
“He was just telling this guy, ‘I’m in my 40s and all of this is new to me, so I’ve got to re-learn this to teach my son because he failed a math test,” Wilson told WCBS.
The type of math at the center of the problems? Fractions.
The man sitting next to Corey Simmons said he used to be a math teacher and started going over the worksheets in the middle of the train.
“Everything he got wrong or was confused about, he broke it down and corrected him,” Wilson wrote in her Facebook post.
So today omw from work the guy in the red sat down opend up his folder and started reading a few stops later the guy...Posted by Denise Wilson on Tuesday, April 17, 2018
After the impromptu tutoring session, Simmons and the math tutor -- Wilson didn’t get his name -- got off the train at different stops.
Simmons said that he’s about half way to understanding fractions, but there was something more important than math that came out of the chance meeting.
“You need help sometimes, and you shouldn’t want to bite your tongue, to not ask for the help. So don’t feel shy to ask someone for help. It’s OK,” Simmons told WCBS.