Sunday, June 19, Eyewitness News at 11

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GOOD EVENING AND THANKS FOR JOINING US... I'M FRANK MALLOY.
THIS IS EYEWITNESS NEWS AT 11.
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY.
IN LESS THAN TWO WEEKS... GEORGIA WILL CHANGE ITS REQUIREMENTS FOR KEEPING CHILDREN BUCKLED UP IN THE CAR.
GEORGIA LAWMAKERS PASSED THE NEW RULES IN MARCH... AND GOVERNOR NATHAN DEAL SIGNED THEM LAST MONTH.
THE NEW LAW IS AIMED AT KEEPING YOUR CHILD SAFE WHILE YOU'RE BEHIND THE WHEEL.
LAUREN DISPIRITO HAS THE DETAILS.
CENTERVILLE FIRE CHIEF JASON JONES HELPS PEOPLE MAKE SURE THEIR CHILDREN ARE SAFELY BUCKLED IN... WHEN THEY RIDE IN THE CAR.
Nats Jones "There are a couple different kinds of seats, this right here is a low back booster."
NEXT MONTH... THE CERTIFIED CAR SEAT TECHNICIAN SAYS A NEW BOOSTER SEAT LAW WILL MAKE KIDS TRAVELING ON GEORGIA ROADS... SAFER.
STARTING JULY FIRST...
THE STATE RAISES THE AGE LIMIT FOR CHILDREN TO SIT IN CAR BOOSTER SEATS... FROM SIX... TO EIGHT.
THAT MEANS.. WITH A FEW EXCEPTIONS... KIDS MUST RIDE IN A BOOSTER SEAT.. IN THE BACKSEAT... UNTIL THEIR 8TH BIRTHDAY.
IF DRIVERS GET CAUGHT DISOBEYING THE LAW.. THEY COULD FACE FINES UP TO FIFTY DOLLARS... AND GET A POINT ADDED TO THEIR LICENSE.
Jason Jones, Centerville Fire Department, Fire Chief: "vehicles are designed for adults, and if a child can't properly fit in the vehicle seat they need to be in some type of child restraint system"
YOU CAN CHOOSE FROM A HIGH BACK SEAT... THAT JONES SAYS SUPPORTS A CHILD'S HEAD... OR A LOW BACK BOOSTER SEAT.
Nats Jones "this boosts them up so the seat belt in the car fits them properly across the shoulder."
THE CHANGE AFFECTS PEOPLE WHO DRIVE PASSENGER VEHICLES... INCLUDING VANS AND PICK UP TRUCKS.
William Stewart, Macon: "I think it's a good thing for the kids."
Pamela Chapman, Macon: adults bounce around in cars when we get in accidents and we get hurt enough children don't need to have that risk, they don't need to get damaged that way"
JONES HOPES THE NEW LAW SAVES LIVES.
Jason Jones, Centerville Fire Department, Fire Chief: "the longer that children stay in a seat the safer they are
LAUREN DISPIRITO
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EYEWITNESS NEWS
TO HAVE YOUR CHILD'S SAFETY SEAT CHECKED BY ONE OF CENTERVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT'S FIVE CAR SEAT CERTIFIED TECHNICIANS ... YOU CAN CALL THE CENTERVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT AT 478-953-4050.
THAT NUMBER AGAIN... 478-953-4050.
RAIN THIS WEEKEND IN GEORGIA HELPED KNOCK BACK THE MASSIVE FIRES BURNING AROUND THE OKEFENOKEE SWAMP.
THE GEORGIA FORESTRY COMMISSION SAYS ABOUT AN INCH OF RAIN FELL ON TWO FIRES IN THE AREA.
THE AGENCY SAYS THAT EVEN THOUGH THE STORMS BROUGHT LIGHTNING... THEY ALSO HAD ENOUGH RAIN TO PUT ANY NEW FIRES CAUSED BY LIGHTNING STRIKES.
THE FIRES FUELED BY DROUGHT AND WIND HAVE BURNED ABOUT 250 THOUSAND ACRES NEAR THE SWAMP AND FORCED ROUGHLY 100 PEOPLE TO LEAVE THEIR HOMES.
FOR MANY FAMILIES... FATHER'S DAY IS A CHANCE TO GET DAD OUT OF THE HOUSE AND ENJOY A LITTLE FAMILY TIME.
TODAY WE FOUND PLENTY OF DADS ENJOYING SOME QUALITY TIME WITH THE FAMILY WHILE FIRING UP THE GRILL NEAR THE WATER AT LAKE TOBESOFKEE.
OTHER FAMILIES VENTURED DOWN TO THE BEACH... HOPING TO COOL OFF WITH A DIP IN THE LAKE OR START A GAME OF FRISBEE OR VOLLEYBALL.
WALTER HEWETT AND HIS FAMILY SPENT FATHER'S DAY AT THE LAKE.
HE SAYS FATHER'S DAY IS A TIME TO APPRECIATE JUST BEING A DAD.
Walter Hewett Macon "if your not or if you are then you understand the prode that you get as a father there is no better feeling in the world then acutally having childern fellowshiping with friends are just being a dad"
IN HONOR OF FATHER'S DAY THIS WEEK... WE ASKED YOU TO SHARE YOUR FAVORITE DADISMS... AND YOU RESPONDED WITH DOZENS OF LESSONS AND SAYINGS YOU GOT FROM YOUR DADS.
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ONE WARNER ROBINS NURSING HOME TOOK A RIDE INTO THE PAST IN HONOR OF THIS FATHER'S DAY.
SUMMER'S LANDING ASSISTED LIVING SHOWED OFF SOME CLASSIC CARS WITH A CAR SHOW TODAY.
IT FEATURED CARS FROM THE FORTIES... FIFTIES... SIXTIES AND TODAY.
ORGANIZERS SAY THEY PLANNED THE SHOW AS A WAY TO SHOW THEIR APPRECIATION FOR THE FATHERS WHO LIVE IN THE HOME.
CARLTON CRENSHAW'S FAMILY BROUGHT HIM TO THE SHOW FOR FATHER'S DAY.
HE SAYS IT BRINGS BACK A LOT OF MEMORIES.
Carlton Crenshaw Warner Robins " I just appreciate anybody that is an owner of one of these vintage automobiles and taking car of it because it always stimulates wonderful memories with us that were raised with same vintage automobiles."
THE HOME HELD A MOTORCYCLE SHOW FOR FATHER'S DAY LAST YEAR.
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EVERYDAY... 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.
TARGET ISSUED A RECALL OF ABOUT 375-THOUSAND BOOSTER SEATS.... BECAUSE THEY SAY THE BUCKLE CAN BREAK.
THREE INJURIES HAVE BEEN REPORTED.
THE CIRCO CHILD BOOSTER SEATS WERE SOLD NATIONWIDE FROM JANUARY 2005 UNTIL JUNE OF 2009.... FOR ABOUT 13 DOLLARS.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 800-440-0680
CALPHALON CORPORATION RECALLED ABOUT 217-THOUSAND KNIFE SETS... BECAUSE THE BLADES CAN STICK THROUGH THE HOLDER AND CUT YOU.
THEY'VE RECEIVED ONE REPORT OF AN INJURY.
THE CALPHALON CONTEMPORARY CUTLERY KNIFE SETS WERE SOLD NATIONWIDE... FROM 2007 THROUGH MAY OF THIS YEAR... FOR BETWEEN $200 AND $300.
FROM MORE INFORMATION CONTACT 800-809-7267.
G-E APPLIANCES IS RECALLING ABOUT 90-THOUSAND AIR CONDITIONERS AND HEATERS.. BECAUSE THEY CAN CATCH ON FIRE.
THEY'VE RECEIVED FOUR REPORTS OF THAT HAPPENING... BUT NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED
THE G-E- ZONELINE AIR CONDITIONERS AND HEATERS WERE SOLD NATIONWIDE FROM MARCH OF 2010 UNTIL MARCH OF THIS YEAR.... FOR BETWEEN $1,000 AND $1,200.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT 866-918-8771
THAT'S IT FOR THIS WEEK'S RECALL WRAP... I'M BRITTINY BARBER... JOIN US AGAIN NEXT WEEK.
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THE U-S FIRST LAUNCHED AIR STRIKES IN LIBYA OVER 90 DAYS AGO.
ACCORDING TO THE WAR POWERS ACT, A PRESIDENT HAS 90 DAYS FROM THE FIRST AIR STRIKE TO GET CONGRESSIONAL APPROVAL FOR MILITARY ACTION.
PRESIDENT OBAMA NEVER SOUGHT APPROVAL NOR DOES HE THINK HE NEEDS IT. SUSAN MCGINNIS REPORTS.
This is the neighborhood where Libyan government officials say a NATO bomb deliberately killed 9 civilians...including two children.
:08 - :15
(SOT: Moussa Ibrahim/Libyan Government Spokesman)
"this is another night of murder and terror in tripoli caused by nato"
NATO admits one of its weapons did not strike the intended target and that there may have been a weapons system failure which may have caused a number of civilian casualties.
The incident comes as U-S involvement in Libya has reached a milestone.
:27 - :34
(FILE: March 19, 2011)
It's been just more than 90 days since the first airstrike...
possibly putting the administration in violation of the War Powers Act, which requires the President to get permission from congress for continued military action.
:41 - :48
(SOT: John Boehner/Speaker of the House/June 16, 2011)
"we're spending ten million dollars a day, we're part of an effort to drop bombs on qaddafi's compounds "
(vo)
But the White House insists it is complying with the War Powers Act because there are no U-S troops on the ground .
:55 - 1:06
(SOT: Robert Gates/U.S. Defense Secretary)
"Obama has complied with law, consistent w/ all precedessors. There's no new ground here."
1:07 - 1:17
(Standup Bridge: Susan McGinnis/CBS News/United Nations)
"Meanwhile, the United Nations is pressing Libyan rebels for details on how they would run Libya if Gaddafi stood down or was ousted...an outcome many U-S lawmakers say is necessary."
1:17 - 1:22
(SOT: Lindsey Graham/SC - R)
"If this guy survives it's the end of nato, our standing in the world goes down."
The debate over the mission in Libya is expected to intensify this week.
SOME LAWMAKERS HAVE SUED THE OBAMA ADMINITRATION AND OTHERS ARE BRINGING LEGISLATION TO END U-S INVOLVEMENT.
A SCIENCE FICTION FILM... SOME PENGUINS AND A SUPERHERO BATTLED IT OUT FOR BRAGGING RIGHTS AT THE BOX OFFICE THIS WEEKEND.
LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT HOW THINGS PLAYED OUT.
"MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS" WADDLED INTO THIRD PLACE ON ITS OPENING WEEKEND.
JIM CARREY'S FAMILY COMEDY WAS OFF TO A FROSTY START... BRINGING IN 18 POINT 2 MILLION IN TICKET SALES.
LAST WEEKEND'S TOP FLICK... "SUPER 8"... SLIPPED TO NUMBER TWO WITH 21 POINT 3 MILLION IN SALES THIS WEEKEND.
THAT BRINGS ITS TOTAL TO 72 POINT 8 MILLION IN TWO WEEKS.
AND THE GREEN LANTERN BLASTED ITS WAY INTO THE NUMBER ONE SPOT.
WITH ITS 52 POINT 7 MILLION DOLLAR OPENING... THE RYAN REYNOLDS FILM BRINGS UP THE REAR AMONG SUPERHERO MOVIES SO FAR THIS SUMMER... LAGGING BEHIND BOTH "THOR" AND "X-MEN FIRST CLASS".
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THIS PHOTO IS FROM V-J SCOTT OF A KITTEN WAITING AROUND BY A BIRDHOUSE.
THIS PHOTO IS OF LILLY KATE AND LAYLA LEIGH GETTING SOME SUN IN THE POOL.
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