Sunday, March 20, Eyewitness News at 11

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COMING UP ON EYEWITNESS NEWS AT 11...

MORE INFORMATION ON A TEEN WHO DROWNED AT LAKE JULIETTE THIS AFTERNOON.
STAY WITH US... EYEWITNESS NEWS AT ELEVEN IS STRAIGHT AHEAD.
COMING UP ON EYEWITNESS NEWS AT 11...
THOUSANDS HIT DOWNTOWN MACON FOR THE CHERRY BLOSSOM PARADE.
WE'LL BRING YOU THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS.
EYEWITNESS NEWS IS NEXT.
GOOD EVENING AND THANKS FOR JOINING US... I'M VANESSA RUFFES.
THIS IS EYEWITNESS NEWS AT 11.
FORMER FIRE CHIEF... COUNCILMAN AND MAYOR PRO TEM OF GRAY JOSEPH WOOD DIED TODAY..
THAT'S ACCORDING TO JONES COUNTY CORONER JERRY BRIDGES SENIOR.
BRIDGES SAYS WOOD DIED IN A FARMING ACCIDENT IN GRAY AROUND 8 O'CLOCK TONIGHT.
NO OTHER INFORMATION WAS AVAILABLE.
AUTHORITIES HAVE IDENTIFIED THE 16-YEAR-OLD WHO DROWNED IN LAKE JULIETTE THIS AFTERNOON AS JOSEPH CONYOR DAVENPORT... OF PERRY.

THE MONROE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAYS DAVENPORT WAS FISHING WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS AT THE DAMES FERRY BOAT RAMP... WHEN HE TRIED TO SWIM ACROSS A COVE OF WATER.
THAT'S WHEN HE PANICKED AND WENT UNDER.
ALLISON SELMAN-WILLIS "THIS YOUNG MAN WALKED AROUND AND WAS FISHING AND DECIDED INSTEAD OF WALKING THE TRAIL BACK AROUND TO WHERE HIS OTHER FRIENDS AND FAMILY WERE..THAT HE WOULD WALK ACROSS. IT DOESN'T SEEM LIKE A LONG DISTANCE BUT IT IS A LONG DISTANCE.

AUTHORITIES SAY IT TOOK ABOUT THREE HOURS TO FIND THE BODY... THE BIBB COUNTY DIVE TEAM RECOVERED IT AROUND 7 O'CLOCK THIS EVENING.
THEY SAY IT'S BEEN SENT TO THE G-B-I CRIME LAB IN ATLANTA FOR AUTOPSY.

WARNER ROBINS POLICE SAY ONE MAN IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION TODAY AFTER BEING SHOT SEVERAL TIMES.

POLICE SAY THEY GOT A REPORT OF SHOTS FIRED AT THE 200 BLOCK OF TABOR DRIVE AROUND 4-30 THIS AFTERNOON.
WHEN THEY GOT THERE... THEY FOUND THE MAN -- IN THE STREET... HE HAD SEVERAL GUNSHOT WOUNDS ALL OVER HIS BODY.

NO OTHER DETAILS ARE AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.
POLICE ASK ANYONE WITH INFORMATION TO CONTACT THEM AT 478-929-1163.

ALLIED FORCES HAVE LAUNCHED MORE ATTACKS ON LIBYA TONIGHT.
LIBYA SAYS LEADER MUAMMAR QADDAFI'S COMPOUND WAS HIT.. AND BROUGHT JOURNALISTS TO THE SITE.
SCOTT GOLDBERG REPORTS FROM NEW YORK.

TRT:1:38
(PKG)
NATS "AKBAR" HOLDING UP PIECES OF POSSIBLE ROCKET

A LIBYAN GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAYS THESE ARE PARTS OF A ROCKET THAT HIT LEADER MUAMMAR QADDAFI'S COMPOUND SUNDAY NIGHT.

(:10-:20) (MUSSA IBRAHIM/GOVT. SPOKESMAN) "WHY IS THIS ROCKET HERE? THIS IS A VERY FAMOUS LOCATION. THIS CAN NOT BE MISTAKEN FOR ANYTHING ELSE. THE AMERICANS ATTACKED THIS VERY LOCATION IN 1986 WHEN THEY TRIED TO ASSASINATE THE LEADER AND THEY FAILED AND THEY KILLED HIS DAUGHTER. "

THE SPOKESMAN SAYS THE EMPTY ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING HE CLAIMS WAS HIT BY ENEMY FIRE IS NEAR QADDAFI'S TENT WHERE HE RECIEVES GUESTS.
THE PENTAGON AND OBAMA ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS SAY QADDAFI IS NOT A TARGET.

(:35-:47) SOT: (ROBERT GATES/U.S. DEFENSE SECRETARY) "THE ONE THING THERE IS COMMON AGREEMENT ON IS THE TERMS SET FORTH IN THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION. IF YOU'RE ADDING ADDITIONAL OBJECTIVES THEN YOU START HAVING PROBLEMS, IN THAT RESPECT."

(NATS GUNFIRE)

OVER TRIPOLI....STREAKS OF ANTI AIRCRAFT FIRE LIT UP THE SKY FOR THE SECOND NIGHT IN A ROW.

(NATS MISSILE)

THE PENTAGON SAYS TWO DAYS OF ALLIED ATTACKS ON MISSILE SITES, COMMUNICATIONS AND GROUND TROOPS ARE A SUCCESS.

(1:00-1:07) SOT: (NAVY VICE ADM.WILLIAM E. GORTNEY/PENTAGON'S JOINT STAFF DIRECTOR) "WE JUDGE THESE STRIKES TO HAVE BEEN VERY EFFECTIVE IN SIGNIFICANTLY DEGRADING THE REGIME'S AIR DEFENSE CAPABILITY."

(1:07-1:16) STANDUP: (SCOTT GOLDBERG/UNITED NATIONS) "JUST THREE DAYS AFTER THE UNITED NATIONS AUTHORIZED A NO-FLY ZONE IN LIBYA, COALITION FORCES SAY IT'S EFFECTIVELY IN PLACE. ALLIED AIRCRAFT ARE PATROLLING THE SKIES OVER THE COUNTRY."

LIBYA SAYS IT WILL ABIDE BY AN IMMEDIATE CEASEFIRE....BUT THE US ISN'T BUYING IT.

SOT (GORTNEY) "I QUESTION ANYTHING OUT OF-- THAT QADDAFI CALLS FOR. HE CALLED FOR A CEASEFIRE AND THEN MOVED HIS TROOPS INTO BENGHAZI AFTER HE CALLED A CEASEFIRE."

MILITARY OFFICIALS SAY THERE'S NO EVIDENCE OF CIVILIAN CASUALTIES....DESPITE LIBYA'S CLAIMS OF DOZENS OF DEATHS.

THE U-S SAYS CONTROL OF THE MISSION WILL LIKELY BE HANDED OVER TO A COALITION LEADER WITHIN DAYS.

TODAY'S OVERCAST SKIES DIDN'T STOP PEOPLE FROM COMING OUT TO THE CHERRY BLOSSOM PARADE.
THOUSANDS LINED CHERRY AND MULBERRY STREETS TO CHECK IT OUT.
VIDEOJOURNALIST CANDACE HOLLINGSHED BRINGS YOU THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS.

NATS OF BAND)
BRYAN SHELBURNE, MACON
(0:00:05-11) "THE DOWNTOWN PARADE IS A REALLY AMERICAN THING AND THIS WAS KIND OF THE BEST OF BOTH POSSIBLE WORLDS."

(NATS OF BAND)
MASSA MAMEY, MERCER STUDENT
(16-25) "IVE BEEN HERE FOR 6 MONTHS NOW, SO THIS IS MY FIRST CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL PARADE AND IM SO EXCITED TO BE HERE."

(26-29) "THIS IS MY FIRST EVER BEING HERE AND ITS PRETTY EXCITING."

(NATS OF DRUMS)

(40-44) "ITS JUST KIND OF NEAT TO SEE THE CITY COME TOGETHER AND HAVING SOMETHING FUN TO DO YOU KNOW.)

(55-1:00) "I THINK ITS IMPORTANT FOR FAMILIES TO GET OUT THERE TOGETHER AND HAVE SOMETHING EXCITING TO DO. I THINK IT GOOD FOR THE KIDS AND EVERYONE TO ENJOY THEMSELVES AND IM ENJOYING MYSELF."

"IM NEW HERE SO IM JUST HOPING THIS CAN CONTINUE FOREVER CAUSE I REALLY LOVE THIS, IM GONNA FACEBOOK IT ALL OVER."

"THE BEST THING ABOUT THE PARADE IS PEOPLE...PEOPLE OF MACON."

(NATS OF BAND FADES OUT.)

THIS AFTERNOON ALSO HAD SOME LISTENERS ENJOYING A LITTLE CLASSICAL MUSIC -- AT SAINT JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH.

ORGAN MUSIC -- COMPLIMENTS OF ORGANIST GAIL ARCHER -- FILLED THE SANCTUARY FOR ONE OF THE MANY CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL CONCERTS.
TODAY'S FEATURED THE MUSIC OF FRANZ LISZT... IN CELEBRATION OF THE COMPOSER'S ONE HUNDREDTH BIRTHDAY.
MUSIC DIRECTOR NELDA CHAPMAN SAYS MUSIC... AND THE BEAUTIFUL ARCHITECTURE OF THE CHURCH... COMPLEMENT EACH OTHER.
NELDA CHAPMAN SAINT JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH "IT IS ENJOYABLE TO THE LAY LISTENERS YOU JUST SIT BACK LOOK AROUND THE ROOM AND ENJOY"

IF MISSED OUT ON THE MUSIC THERE'S ANOTHER ORGAN CONCERT TOMORROW..
AT THE MULBERRY STREET UNITED METHODIST CHURCH... AT NOON.
ADMISSION IS FREE.
AND THERE ARE LOTS MORE CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVITIES TO ENJOY TOMORROW.

YOU CAN ENJOY FREE CHERRY ICE CREAM... LIVE MUSIC... AND CARRIAGE RIDES AT THIRD STREET PARK.
THE FUN KICKS OFF AT 11-30 IN THE MORNING AND GOES UNTIL 1-30.

AFTER THAT.. HEAD OVER TO CENTRAL CITY PARK... WHERE YOU CAN GET UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH SOME LIVE FELINES... AT THE BIG CAT ENCOUNTER.
SHOWS GO ON THROUGHOUT THE DAY... WITH THE FIRST STARTING AT 11 A-M.

AND TO FINISH OFF THE NIGHT... YOU CAN ENJOY THE BLUES MUSIC OF BIG MIKE AND THE BOOTY PAPAS.
THEY'LL BE PLAYING IN CENTRAL CITY PARK... AS PART OF THE NIGHTLY CONCERT.
THAT STARTS AT 6 P-M AND ENDS AT 9.

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES.. INCLUDING THE ST . PATRICKS FESTIVAL WHICH IS GOING ON IN DUBLIN.
GO TO 13 WMAZ DOT COM.. CLICK ON THE FESTIVALS LINK..
IT'S INSIDE THE DON'T MISS BOX... ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE HOMEPAGE.

EVERY DAY... YOU TRUST THAT THE THINGS YOU BRING INTO YOUR HOME ARE SAFE FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
BUT WHEN THOSE PRODUCTS DON'T WORK THE WAY THEY SHOULD... THE COMPANY ISSUES A RECALL TO PROTECT YOU.

BRAVO SPORTS IS RECALLING 169 THOUSAND POGO STICKS... BECAUSE THE BOTTOM FRAME CAN BREAK DURING USE.
THE COMPANY HAS GOTTEN MORE THAN A HUNDRED REPORTS OF THIS HAPPENING... INCLUDING NINE REPORTS OF INJURIES.
THE RECALL INVOLVES THE "ROCKET" "POP" "MONSTER" AND "TWIN STICK" POGO'S.
THEY WERE SOLD NATIONWIDE AND ONLINE FROM SINCE MAY LAST YEAR FOR 25 TO 40 DOLLARS.
FOR MORE INFORMATION... CALL 877-992-9905

ATICO INTERNATIONAL U-S-A IS RECALLING 57 THOUSAND HOLIDAY RATTLE BABY SLIPPERS.
THE STUFFING AND RATTLE INSIDE CAN BE PULLED OUT... POSING A CHOKING HAZARD FOR YOUNG CHILDREN.
THE SLIPPERS WERE SOLD AT WALGREENS FROM OCTOBER THROUGH JANUARY FOR ABOUT FIVE DOLLARS.
THE COMPANY RECEIVED ONE REPORT OF A BABY CHOKING ON THE STUFFING... AND TWO OTHER REPORTS OF BABIES SUCCESSFULLY PULLING THE STUFFING OUT.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 877-546-4835

MARUYAMA IS RECALLING 18 THOUSAND BACKPACK BLOWERS BECAUSE THEY CAN LEAK FUEL AND CATCH FIRE.
THE COMPANY HAS GOTTEN 25 REPORTS OF TANKS LEAKING... BUT NO INJURIES.
THEY WERE SOLD FROM APRIL 2008 THROUGH DECEMBER LAST YEAR FOR 320 TO 820 DOLLARS.
YOU CAN GET MORE INFORMATION AT 866-783-7400
THAT'S IT FOR THIS WEEK'S RECALL WRAP... FOR MORE INFORMATION ON RECALLED PRODUCTS... VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT 13 WMAZ DOT COM.
CLICK ON THE FEATURES DROPDOWN MENU... THEN SELECT RECALLS.

 

THANKS FOR JOINING US TONIGHT... WE'LL LEAVE YOU WITH ANOTHER LOOK AT THE CHERRY BLOSSOM PARADE.

STAY UP TO DATE WITH YOUR LOCAL NEWS 24-7 ON 13WMAZ DOT COM.

WE'LL SEE YOU AT FIVE A-M FOR FIRST MORNIN'.

LAW CALL IS UP NEXT.

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