Friday, April 22, Eyewitness News at 11

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<<opening for eyewitness news at eleven>>
GOOD EVENING AND THANKS FOR JOINING US..
I'M FRANK MALLOY..
AND I'M LEAH JOHNSON..THIS IS EYEWITNESS NEWS AT 11.

MORE THAN TWO MILLION DOLLARS WILL FLOW INTO TWIGGS COUNTY TO HELP THE COUNTY REVAMP ITS WATER SYSTEM.
THE MONEY FROM FEDERAL AGENCIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT WILL BE USED TO BUILD A NEW WELL... A 200-THOUSAND GALLON WATER TANK... AND MILES OF NEW WATER MAINS AND FIRE HYDRANTS.
ABOUT 125 FAMILIES... MOSTLY IN THE DRY BRANCH AREA AND AROUND OLD GORDON AND RIDGE ROADS... WILL BENEFIT FROM THE IMPROVEMENTS.
AMONG THEM... (MER-TIS SKANT-LIN) MYTRIS SCANTLIN... WHO LIVES IN BLACK BOTTOM.
SHE SAYS THE PROJECT WILL MAKE LIFE EASIER.
Myrtis Scantlin, Twiggs County; "We really do need new lines put in because when its cold, the lines are always bursting and when it's not cold theyre bursting."
COUNTY OFFICIALS SAY THEY'VE ALREADY STARTED ON THE CHANGES... AND EXPECT THEM TO BE COMPLETE BY NEXT SUMMER.

A JUDGE SAYS A CIVIL CASE INVOLVING FOUR MEN AND THE ATLANTA-AREA PASTOR THEY ACCUSED OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT COULD END SOON.
THE MEN FILED THE LAWSUIT IN SEPTEMBER... CLAIMING THAT BISHOP EDDIE LONG COERCED THEM INTO SEXUAL RELATIONSHIPS.
LONG HAS DENIED THE ALLEGATIONS.
A JUDGE SAID LAWYERS FOR BOTH SIDES STARTED MEETING MONDAY... AND SPENT MORE THAN 60 HOURS NEGOTIATING THIS WEEK.
IF THEY DON'T REACH A SETTLEMENT... THE CASE COULD STILL GO TO TRIAL.

MID-GEORGIA AMBULANCE SAYS IT WANTS TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE IN BIBB COUNTY STAY SAFE WHILE THEY ENJOY THE WEATHER.
IT'S OFFERING C-P-R TRAINING ON THE THIRD SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH AT NORTH MACON PARK.
PRIVATE GROUPS CAN ALSO SIGN UP FOR THE CLASSES.
IT COSTS FIVE DOLLARS PER PERSON... WHICH COVERS THE COST OF THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION CARD.
MID-GEORGIA AMBULANCE COMMUNITY CONNECTION COORDINATOR SAYS IT'S ALL ABOUT MAKING BIBB COUNTY A HEART-SAVING COMMUNITY.
Chuck Asbell, Community Connection Coordinator for Mid Georgia Ambulance, "If someone who is trained in CPR is there then that down time is minimal sometimes witnessed, the person goes down and they witness it, they see it happen and they can immediately start CPR and it increases their chances for survival phenomenally."
IF YOU CAN'T TAKE A CLASS... MID-GEORGIA AMBULANCE ALSO HAS AN I-PHONE APP.
IT LETS YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY... AND WALKS YOU THROUGH C-P-R.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE CLASSES... LOOK FOR THIS STORY ON OUR HOMEPAGE AT 13WMAZ DOT COM.

TODAY IS EARTH DAY... A DAY TO ENCOURAGE CONSERVATION AND RECYCLING.
THE BIBB COUNTY GREEN TEAM SET UP DISPLAYS AT THE COURTHOUSE TO CELEBRATE.
THEY OFFERED TIPS ON SAVING ENERGY AND MONEY.
OTHERS TOOK THE DAY TO ENJOY FRESH AIR OUTDOORS.
THE SMITH FAMILY HEADED TO THE OCMULGEE NATIONAL MONUMENT FOR A PICNIC AND SOME SIGHTSEEING.
THEY SAY IT'S THE BEST WAY TO CELEBRATE.
Matthew Smith, Savannah: "WE need to help the earth not get stinky." 5
Emily Smith, Savannah:"We just went out and we discovered it was earth day today so we just had a picnic."7
ALSO TODAY... THE CITY OF MACON... THE HOUSTON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION AND GEORGIA POWER WON AWARDS FOR REDUCING ENERGY USE AND WORKING TO IMPROVE AIR QUALITY.

TODAY'S 13WMAZ DOT COM WEB POLL ASKS..
DO YOU DO ANYTHING DIFFERENTLY TO MARK EARTH DAY?
SO FAR... 91 PERCENT OF YOU SAY YOU DO NOT.
9 PERCENT OF YOU SAY YES.. YOU DO.
TO VOTE NOW.. VISIT OUR WEBSITE.. 13WMAZ DOT COM.
LOOK FOR THE QUESTION IN THE DON'T MISS BOX ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE HOMEPAGE.

AFTER A LONG WINTER IN CLOSED TOE SHOES... YOUR FEET MIGHT BE READY TO GET A LITTLE AIR IN SOME SANDALS.
BUT THIS SPRING... YOU MIGHT SEE MORE POLISHED PEDS WALKING THE STREETS.
THAT'S IF ONE WARNER ROBINS WOMAN GETS HER WAY.
LORRA LYNCH-JONES TOOK A LOOK AT THE UNUSUAL CLIENTELE SHE'S HOPING TO GET INTO HER SHOP.
<<nats sequence of preparing tools/water
Monique Wade: (893/:35) "Come this way please."
MONIQUE WADE'S CLIENTS KEEP A LOW PROFILE.
Monique: (:35) "Lets test the water."
SHE PROTECTS THEIR IDENTITY...
Monique: (3:36) "It's private, so they don't see anyone. Just me and then they leave. They love it."
BUT THEY'RE NOT CELEBRITIES.
quick nats- pedicure
THEY'RE MEN.
Jeff Tarver: (903/2:50) "This is a pretty secret location, so it's a good location for men to come that don't want a lot of people to see them coming in."
JEFF TARVER THOUGHT HE MADE IT IN UNDER WRAPS....
(896/:5) "How do you like your toe nails? Short?
UNFORTUNATLY FOR HIM... OUR CAMERA GAVE HIM AWAY.
Jeff Tarver: (903/2:20) "My ego is telling me I'm going to get picked at for having my face on the news getting my feet done."
AND IN HIS DEFENSE... ITS THIS JUVENILE PROBATION OFFICER'S FIRST TIME...
Jeff Tarver: (903/3:45) "I hope none of my kids gonna be watching this, because they're going to be talking about me next time I see them."
BUT WADE SAYS SHE'S SOAKED UP MORE CLIENTS THAN MEN MIGHT THINK.
Monique Wade: (901/4:00) "I have so many wives that drag their husbands here and say Monique, get at his feet!"
WHICH TRANSLATES INTO AN APPROPRIATE NAME FOR THE SALON....
Monique: (2:25) "At Hiz Feet."
WADE SAYS THE MONICKER TOUCHES A DOUBLE MEANING...
Monique: (2:40) "This is something I've been called to do, if I always keep at His feet (points up), it'll work."
AND IF TOO MANY MEN MEN FEEL BASHFUL ABOUT THEIR BARE FEET.
(nats- (908/12) "All done."
SHE'LL HANDLE WOMEN... TOO.
nats- "thank you.">>
YOU'LL FIND AT HIZ FEET ON CARL VINSON PARKWAY IN WARNER ROBINS.
THEY ALSO SPECIALIZE IN DIABETIC FOOT CARE.
WADE SAYS PEDICURES COST 25 DOLLARS... AND DIABETIC TREATMENTS COST 35.

IT'S EASTER WEEKEND... AND THAT MEANS EGG HUNTS GALORE IN CENTRAL GEORGIA.
NOW... THERE ARE TOO MANY TO LIST THEM ALL... BUT WE *CAN* HELP YOU FIND THEM.
JUST HEAD OVER TO OUR WEBSITE AT 13WMAZ DOT COM... AND LOOK IN THE DON'T MISS BOX ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE PAGE.
THERE... YOU'LL FIND THE LINK THAT SAYS "FIND OUT WHERE YOU CAN GO EASTER EGG HUNTING."
CLICK ON IT FOR A LIST OF EGGS HUNTS IN THE AREA.
AND IF EASTER EGG HUNTING ISN'T YOUR THING... WE'VE STILL GOT YOU COVERED.
JUST HEAD OVER TO THE WHERE YOU LIVE PAGES FOR MORE EVENTS HAPPENING IN YOUR COMMUNITY.
LOOK FOR THE BOX ON THE HOMEPAGE... SELECT YOUR AREA... THEN CLICK "MORE NEWS" TO HEAD TO THE LOCAL PAGE.

IT SOUNDS LIKE WE'RE HEADED INTO SOME GREAT WEATHER THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND... SO YOU MAY BE LOOKING TO GET OUTDOORS.
AND IF YOU'RE PLANNING A DINNER OUT... YOU MAY WANT TO SEE HOW YOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANTS DID... WHEN THE HEALTH INSPECTOR DROPPED IN.
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WE'RE BACK IN HOUSTON COUNTY THIS WEEK...STARTING OFF WITH OUR LOWEST SCORES FIRST....LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE AT 100 HAMPTON COURT IN PERRY SCORED A 52... THAT'S A U... COMING AFTER A 93... LAST TIME. MALAYA FILIPINO AMERICAN RESTAURANT AT 17-46 WATSON BOULEVARD IN WARNER ROBINS... SCORED AN 82... A B... AFTER SCORING A 99 ON THE INSPECTION BEFORE.AND MONTANAS BAR AND GRILL AT 3-09 STATAMS WAY IN WARNER ROBINS GOT A 71... A C... THAT'S AFTER A 73... ANOTHER C... LAST TIME.NOW FOR A LOOK THE TOP SCORES OF THE WEEK... AND THIS WEEK'S GOLDEN SPATULA WINNER.
2 GUYS AND A PIE PIZZERIA AT 4-02 HIGHWAY 247 SERVED UP A PERFECT 100 PERCENT... THAT'S AFTER A 95... OR AN "A"... THE LAST TIME AROUND.
CHICK-FIL-A AT 18-67 WATSON BOULEVARD IN WARNER ROBINS SCORED A 99... AN "A... COMING AFTER A PERFECT 100... ON THE INSPECTION BEFORE.AND ICHIBAN JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE AT 30-35 WATSON BOULEVARD IN WARNER ROBINS WHIPPED UP A 98... AN "A"... AFTER SCORING A 96... ANOTHER A... ON ITS LAST INSPECTION.WE AVERAGED OUR NOMINEES PAST FOUR SCORES... AND THIS WEEK'S GOLDEN SPATULA GOES TO...CHICK-FIL-A IN WARNER ROBINS... WITH A 5-SCORE-AVERAGE OF 99 POINT 75. CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE OVER AT CHICK-FIL-A. JOIN US AGAIN NEXT WEEK... FOR MORE RESTAURANT RATINGS.
AMY AUBERT... 13 WMAZ... EYEWITNESS NEWS.
>> FOR ALL YOUR RESTAURANT RATINGS... GO TO OUR WEBSITE 13WMAZ DOT COM.
CLICK THE FEATURES LINK... AND SCROLL DOWN TO RESTAURANT RATINGS.

TONIGHT'S FACEBOOK FAN OF THE DAY... JUSTIN BAUBLITZ!
CONGRATS JUSTIN... YOU 'LL GET A 13WMAZ COFFEE MUG.
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THEN... JUST JOIN THE CONVERSATIONS.
WE PICK OUR FAN OF THE DAY RANDOMLY.

YOU CAN JOIN THE GREAT HANG UP AND PLEDGE TO KEEP YOUR MIND ON THE ROAD AND OFF THE PHONE WHILE YOU'RE DRIVING.
JUST VISIT 13WMAZ DOT COM... AND LOOK FOR THE PLEDGE UNDER THE "FEATURES" TAB ON THE HOMEPAGE.
YOU'LL FIND THE LINK TO SIGN THE PLEDGE ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE PAGE.
AFTER YOU SIGN THE PLEDGE... WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU.
WE SHARE YOUR STORIES DURING OUR GREAT HANG UP DAY ON THE LAST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH.
JUST SEND AN EMAIL TO THE-GREAT-HANG-UP AT 13WMAZ DOT COM TO LET US KNOW YOU'RE INTERESTED IN SHARING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

A BOAT RIDE GOES TERRIBLY WRONG... AN OHIO FAMILY IS CELEBRATING EASTER WITH EGG-CELLENT STYLE... AND A TOILET WITH A MIND OF ITS OWN.
IT'S ALL VIDEO THAT WILL HAVE YOU TALKING... AND IT'S ALL IN THIS EDITION OF "TAKE A LOOK AT THIS!"
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TAKE A LOOK AT THIS!
A HYDROPLANE BURSTS INTO FLAMES IN WASHINGTON STATE.
THE DRIVER INSIDE HAD TO THINK QUICKLY AND MAKE A DRAMATIC ESCAPE.
YOU CAN HEAR AN EXPLOSION JUST AS SHE OPENS THE DOOR.
THE WOMAN SWAM TO SHORE AND WAS NOT HURT.
THE EASTER BUNNY SURE WON'T MISS THIS HOUSE IN OHIO.
WELCOME TO EGGSHELL-LAND.
EACH YEAR THESE HOMEOWNERS CRAFT AN EGG-STRAVAGANT YARD DISPLAY.
THEY START DESIGNING IT RIGHT AFTER CHRISTMAS AND USE MORE THAN 40-THOUSAND COLORED EGGS.
ALONG WITH THE TRADITIONAL CROSS AND EASTER BUNNY, THIS YEAR'S THEME IS "UP, UP, AND AWAY."
THE YARD IS FULL OF HUGE, COLORFUL HOT AIR BALLOONS.
FAMILIES COME YEAR-AFTER-YEAR TO SEE THE DISPLAY AND SAY EASTER JUST WOULDN'T BE THE SAME WITHOUT IT.
AND TAKE A LOOK AT THIS!
NUMI (PRONO: NEW-ME) IS THE NEXT GENERATION IN LUXURY TOILETS!
"When you walk up to the toilet, Numi will detect you and automatically open the lid on its own."
THIS 6-THOUSAND DOLLAR THRONE IS REMOTE-CONTROL OPERATED AND INCLUDES AN ADJUSTABLE HEATED SEAT, PERSONAL BIDET, DEODORIZER AND FOOT WARMER.
THE NUMI WILL ALSO PLAY MUSIC FROM THE RADIO OR YOUR M-P-3 PLAYER.
>> FOR MORE STRANGE NEWS... HEAD OVER TO 13WMAZ DOT COM. SCROLL DOWN THE HOMEPAGE... UNTIL YOU FIND THE WATERCOOLER SECTION.

SOME OF YOU ARE ALREADY ADDING PHOTOS INTO OUR MOMS LIKE ME EASTER CUTIES SWEEPSTAKES.
MISS BREYONA IS PRETTY IN PURPLE.
AND THE CAPTION HERE SAYS "BUNNY KISSES"
THIS YEAR... YOU MAY ENTER AS MANY *ORIGINAL* PHOTOS OF YOUR CHILD AS YOU LIKE... FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A PRIZE PACK FROM BELLAMY JEWELERS IN DOWNTOWN PERRY.
TO ENTER... VISIT OUR WEBSITE.. MOMS LIKE ME DOT COM AND LOOK FOR THE EASTER CUTIES LINK AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE.
THE PICTURES MUST HAVE AN EASTER THEME.
THE SWEEPSTAKES ENDS AT NOON ON APRIL 27TH.

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