Tuesday, August 23, 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.

LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL TONIGHT IN WILLIAMSPORT, PENNSYLVANIA..
THE WARNER RBOINS ALL-STARS REPRESENTING THE STATE OF GEORGIA TAKING ON THE HOME TEAM FROM PENNSYLVANIA..
MARVIN JAMES JOINS US WITH THE HI-LITES..
HUGE CROWD OUT TO WATCH THIS ELIMINATION GAME IN WILLIAMSPORT..
AND THE BOYS FROM INTERNATIONAL CAME OUT SWINGING.. TOP OF THE FIRST JOSH GOODMAN HITS A TRIPLE TO DEEP CENTER WITH TWO RUNNERS ABOARD..
IN COMES LOGAN ARNETT AND AUSTIN BURNETTE.. 2-NOTHING WARNER VEGAS.
TWO BATTERS LATER THE CATHCER JORDAN HAMPTON PUTS THE BALL IN PLAY BRINGING HOME GOODMAN FROM THIRD.. WARNER ROBINS LEADS BY A FIELD GOAL.
PENNSYLVANIA LEADS 7-3 IN THE FOURTH WHEN JAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME.. JAKE FROMM BLASTS THIS TWO RUN SHOT.. TO DEEP CENTER..THAT CUTS THE LEAD TO 7-5...
LAST AT BAT FOR WARNER ROBINS IN THE TOP OF 6.. GO AHEAD RUN AT THE PLATE..
JOSH GOODMAN GROUNDS TO THE PITCHER - TYLER MCCLOSKEY - PENNSYLVANIA WINS THEIR THIRD GAME IN A ROW.. THIS TIME 7-5 OVER WARNER ROBINS ELIMINATING TEAM GEORGIA OUT OF THE SERIES.
ANOTHER GREAT RUN FOR THE WARNER ROBINS ALL STARS.. WELL HAVE MORE ON TONIGHTS GAME IN SPORTS...

MACON AND BIBB COUNTY AGREE ON THE LIST OF PROPOSED SPLOST PROJECTS.
CITY COUNCIL VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO APPROVE THE COUNTY'S LIST TONIGHT.
THE APPROVED LIST DID NOT INCLUDE CHANGES COUNCIL RECOMMENDED YESTERDAY.
THOSE CHANGES INCLUDED MOVING MONEY FROM ANIMAL CONTROL TO A SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER... AND FROM A SOUTH BIBB RECREATION CENTER TO OTHER REC CENTERS IN THE CITY.
COUNTY COMMISSIONER JOE ALLEN SAID THOSE PROPOSED CHANGES WERE UNACCEPTABLE... AND MACON MAYOR ROBERT REICHERT ASKED COUNCIL TO PASS THE COUNTY'S ORIGINAL LIST.
TONIGHT'S COUNCIL VOTE WILL LET THE MAYOR MAKE AN AGREEMENT WITH THE COUNTY AND DECIDE THE TERMS OF A SIX-YEAR SPLOST.
THE FINAL LIST INCLUDES MORE THAN FIFTY FIVE MILLION DOLLARS TOWARDS RETIRING CITY AND COUNTY DEBT.
ABOUT FORTY MILLION DOLLARS WILL GO TOWARDS BUILDING AND RENOVATING CITY AND COUNTY RECREATION CENTERS.
IT ALSO INCLUDES TWO POINT FIVE MILLION DOLLARS FOR THE TUBMAN MUSEUM AND TWELVE MILLION FOR THREE NEW FIRE STATIONS IN BIBB COUNTY.
LAST NIGHT... COUNCILMAN HENRY FICKLIN WAS A STRONG SUPPORTER OF THE CHANGES COUNCIL MADE.
TONIGHT... HE VOTED IN SUPPORT OF THE COUNTY'S LIST.
"You know it shows that theres' a lot of work that needs to be done for the city and county to work together, I think we put our best effort in there. But we're not going to throw the baby out with the bath water."
THE CITY AND COUNTY COULD MAKE THE AGREEMENT OFFICIAL LATER THIS WEEK... AND THE COUNTY COULD THEN CALL FOR THE SPLOST TO GO ON THE NOVEMBER 8TH BALLOT.

ALSO AT CITY HALL TONIGHT... A COUNCIL COMMITTEE VOTED TO HAVE THE CITY TAKE OVER MANAGING THE TERMINAL STATION.
AN INTERNAL AUDIT FOUND PROBLEMS WITH NEWTOWN MACON'S MANAGEMENT... AND SAID THE TERMINAL STATION LOST ABOUT 26 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN OPERATING COSTS LAST FISCAL YEAR.
AUDITOR STEPHANIE JONES TOLD THE COMMITTEE THAT NEWTOWN DIDN'T UPHOLD PARTS OF ITS AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY... INCLUDING GETTING CONTRACTS APPROVED BY THE CITY AND BILLING MACON FOR SERVICES THEY WERE OBLIGATED TO PROVIDE.
COUNCILMAN RICK HUTTO SAYS HE HOPES THE CITY WILL TAKE OVER SOME SERVICES LIKE CLEANING AND LAWN MAINTENANCE INSTEAD OF HIRING A THIRD PARTNER.
BUT HE ALSO HOPES THEY'LL FIND A NEW PARTNER TO MARKET AND MANAGE THE STATION.
"There are lots of things we could do ourselves, but at the very least we need to look at that and then perhaps bid it out for the rest of it, but why would we possibly continue what we're doing when we're losing money? It has to be run much more like a business than it is now."
FULL COUNCIL WILL HAVE TO APPROVE THE DECISION NEXT WEEK BEFORE IT BECOMES OFFICIAL.

MURDER SUSPECT STEPHEN MCDANIEL FACES SEVEN CHARGES OF CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION.
SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE TILMAN SELF SIGNED THE SEVEN WARRANTS AGAINST MCDANIEL TODAY.
THE WARRANTS ACCUSE MCDANIEL OF POSSESSING FLASH DRIVES THAT DEPICT ADULT MALES AND FEMALES ENGAGING IN SEXUAL ACTIVITIES WITH UNDERAGED BOYS AND GIRLS.. THE WARRANTS ALSO SAY THE FLASH DRIVES SHOW UNDERAGED CHILDREN ENGAGING IN SEXUAL ACTIVITIES.
POLICE SPOKESWOMAN JAMI GAUDET SAYS NO ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL BE RELEASED.
MCDANIEL'S LAWYER ...FLOYD BUFORD...SAYS THE CHARGES RESULT FROM PHOTOS THAT THE G-B-I SAYS IT FOUND ON MCDANIEL'S COMPUTER..
INVESTIGATORS SEIZED THE COMPUTER IN THE ON-GOING INVESTIGATION INTO THE MURDER OF MERCER UNIVERSITY LAW GRADUATE LAUREN GIDDINGS.
STATE LAWS DEFINE CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AS POSSESSING MATERIAL THAT DEPICTS CHILDREN IN SEXUAL SITUATIONS.
THE D-A SAYS THAT'S A FELONY...AND EACH COUNT COULD CARRY A SENTENCE OF FIVE TO 20 YEARS.
MCDANIEL IS ALREADY IN THE BIBB COUNTY JAIL... CHARGED WITH THE MURDER IN THE GIDDINGS CASE.

THE BIBB-MONROE BORDER WILL STAY THE SAME - AT LEAST FOR THE TIME BEING.
THAT WAS THE RULING FROM SECRETARY OF STATE BRIAN KEMP THIS MORNING.
HE SAYS BIBB COUNTY PROVED A REASONABLE DOUBT THAT THE NEW LINE SURVEYOR TERRY SCARBOROUGH DREW THREE YEARS AGO. COULD BE WRONG.
BUT HIS SIDING WITH BIBB DOESN'T MEAN THE DISPUTE THAT'S LASTED MORE THAN A CENTURY... IS OVER.
KEMP SAYS THE TWO SIDES CAN NEGOTIATE... OR CALL FOR A NEW SURVEY.
BUT THAT BRINGS ANOTHER DISAGREEMENT BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTIES.
Sam Hart: "We can also get together and negotiate ourselves as we have started, to see if we can come up, and determine where the line is."
Larry Evans: "That passed some time ago, we tried to sit down, we tried to, before all of this got into the legal system, we discussed it somewhat informally. And no one could reach a, you know, a decision."
MONROE COUNTY CHAIRMAN... JAMES VAUGHN... SAYS ABOUT 1 POINT 2 MILLION DOLLARS IN TAXES WOULD'VE MOVED FROM BIBB TO MONROE COUNTY... IF KEMP SIDED WITH THEM.
HE SAYS MONROE COUNTY SPENT NEARLY 1 MILLION DOLLARS TO PAY FOR THE SURVEY AND ATTORNEY FEES.
BIBB COUNTY CHAIRMAN SAM HART... SAYS THE FIGHT HAS COST THEM ABOUT A HALF MILLION.

TODAY'S 13WMAZ DOT COM WEB POLL ASKS... SHOULD MONROE COUNTY FIGHT THE SECRETARY OF STATE'S BORDER-LINE DECISION?
SO FAR 68 PERCENT OF YOU SAY NO.
32 PERCENT OF YOU SAY YES.
YOU HAVE UNTIL MIDNIGHT TO VOTE... LOOK FOR THE QUESTION ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF OUR HOMEPAGE AT 13WMAZ DOT COM.

A MAGNITUDE 5-POINT-8 SHOOK THE EASTERN U-S THIS AFTERNOON... RATTLING NERVES FROM BOSTON... TO SOME REPORTS OF TREMORS HERE IN CENTRAL GEORGIA.
THERE ARE NO REPORTS OF MAJOR DAMAGE OR SEVERE INJURIES...BUT THE QUAKE DID CATCH MANY PEOPLE BY SURPRISE.
DANIELLE NOTTINGHAM HAS MORE FROM WASHINGTON D-C.
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A rare, mid-day earthquake triggered evacuations along the East Coast Tuesday. It interrupted a news conference in Manhattan... And a ballgame in Cleveland.

((nats)) "And there's another tremor. Holy mackerel!"

((NARR-2))

On the streets - people called and texted family and friends. Many were right in the middle of their work day when the earthquake hit.

((SOT-mos)) Wanda Brown/ NYC Family Court Evacuee (:20-:22)

"Everything started shaking. Everybody started running through the hallways."

((SOT-mos)) Milena Barbosa/Works in Times Square (:23-:29)

"The first thing that came to my mind was like terrorists, bomb or something. I was actually happy when I heard it was just an earthquake."

((NARR-3))

The quake's epicenter was near Mineral, Virginia. But it was felt almost the entire length of the East Coast.

((SOT)) Lucy Jones/Seismologist, Cal Tech (:36-:40)

"The rocks on the east coast are a better transmitter of energy than the rocks on the west coast."

((STANDUP BRIDGE)) Danielle Nottingham, CBS News, Washington (:40-:50)

The Capitol building was evacuated and later re-opened. While it was closed, lawmakers held their first off-campus session since the September 11th attacks.

((NARR-4))

A camera focused on the White House shook when the quake hit. President Obama did not feel the tremor on a golf course in Martha's Vineyard.

(AP Photo) But he was promptly on the phone with his advisers, who reported no severe damage to U.S. infrastructure.

The quake did damage brick buildings like this one in Baltimore.... And spires at the Washington National Cathedral.

A police helicopter circled the Washington Monument looking for cracks. And with good reason....

((SOT)) Lucy Jones/Seismologist, USGS, Cal Tech

"Earthquakes don't usually happen alone. "

((NARR-5))

Seismologists say the probability of aftershocks lessens over time, but they could come days, weeks, or even years later.
>> THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT IS STILL CLOSED FOR NOW...

IF YOU'RE IN THE MARKET FOR A NEW SMARTPHONE... YOU HAVE QUITE A FEW MODELS TO CHOOSE FROM.
THE EDITORS AT C-NET TOOK A LOOK AT THE OFFERINGS AND NARROWED IT DOWN TO THEIR TOP FIVE PHONES IN ANY CATEGORY.
KARA TSUBOI RUNS DOWN THE LIST... STARTING WITH THE VERIZON I-PHONE... IN THIS WEEK'S GEEK 13.
It has a lot in common with its AT&T counterpart, but the Verizon iPhone 4's features and performance is good enough to stand apart.


Next up. The Mortorola Atrix 4G. The laptop dock is a decidedly cool (and pricey) feature, but the dual-core Motorola Atrix 4G has plenty to offer on its own.


Third on the list is another Mortorola, The Motorola Brute i686. It's not the prettiest phone on the block, but it's incredibly durable with great call quality.


The Samsung Galaxy S II hits all the high notes, making the unlocked handset Samsung's most advanced and successful smartphone to date.


And last but not least, The T-Mobile G2x's simple Android interface, fast speeds, and polished look makes it the phone to beat in T-Mobile's lineup.


There you have it, CNET's top five favorite smartphones on the market.
HERE'S A LOOK AT WHAT'S MAKING HEADLINES AROUND THE TECH WORLD THIS WEEK.
A PUBLISHED REPORT SAYS THE THIRD LARGEST CELL PHONE CARRIER IN THE U-S WILL GET TO START SELLING THE I-PHONE IN MID-OCTOBER.
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL SAYS SPRINT NEXTEL WILL SELL BOTH THE NEW I-PHONE 5 WHEN IT'S RELEASED AND THE CURRENT I-PHONE 4.
THE NEWSPAPER ALSO SAYS SPRINT WILL GET THE IPHONE AT THE SAME TIME VERIZON AND A-T AND T GET THE NEWEST VERSION.
FACEBOOK IS GIVING USERS A CHANCE TO KEEP THEIR NAMES OFF PHOTOS.
THE SOCIAL NETWORK IS ROLLING OUT A NEW SYSTEM THAT WILL LET YOU PRE-APPROVE PICTURES BEFORE YOUR FRIENDS CAN POST THEM WITH YOUR NAME ATTACHED.
ONE NOTE... YOUR FRIENDS WILL STILL BE ABLE TO SHARE THE PHOTO... YOUR NAME JUST WON'T BE ATTACHED TO IT.
FOR MORE TECH NEWS... JUST VISIT THE GEEK 13 PAGE AT 13WMAZ DOT COM.
LOOK FOR THE LINK ON THE SCENE 13 PAGE.

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IT'S TIME TO TAKE A LOOK AT WHERE YOU LIVE.
IT'S A FEATURE ON OUR 13 WMAZ DOT COM HOMEPAGE THAT SHOWCASES NEWS AND EVENTS SPECIFIC TO YOUR COMMUNITY.
TONIGHT WE'RE TAKING A LOOK AT THE SANDERSVILLE PAGE.
WASHINGTON COUNTY SCHOOLS SAYS THAT WASHINGTON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL RETIRED THE CROSS COUNTRY JERSEY OF RASHAUN TANNER AT THE BEGINNING OF AUGUST.
TANNER SET SCHOOL RECORDS AND HAD 15 INDIVIDUAL REGION WINS IN VARIOUS EVENTS. TANNER GRADUATED IN 2011 AND SIGNED A LETTER OF INTENT TO RUN FOR EMMANUEL COLLEGE.
TO POST YOUR NEWS AND EVENTS FOR YOUR COMMUNITY PAGE, E-MAIL WHERE YOU LIVE AT 13 WMAZ DOT COM.

NORTHEAST HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER AND STATE TEACHER OF THE YEAR JADUN MCCARTHY WILL RECEIVE NATIONAL ATTENTION NEXT WEEK.
A CREW FROM CBS's "THE EARLY SHOW" VISITED NORTHEAST HIGH SCHOOL TO PROFILE MCCARTHY FOR THEIR WEEK-LONG EDUCATION SERIES.
EARLY SHOW PRODUCER CHASE BODINE SAID THEY WANTED TO PROFILE MCCARTHY BECAUSE HE GOES ABOVE AND BEYOND AS A TEACHER.
MCCARTHY SAYS IT'S OVERWHELMING... BUT HE HOPES THE SPOTLIGHT FOCUSES ON THE DISTRICT... NOT ON HIM.
but it is a bit overwhelming. I don't teach for the accolades or teach for the recognition. But I'm certianly glad we're getting some spotlight that is shining positively on the great things we're doing in Bibb County and Northeast.
JADUN MCCARTHY'S STORY IS SCHEDULED TO AIR ON THE EARLY SHOW... MONDAY AUGUST 29 BETWEEN 8 AND 9 A.M.

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HAVE A SAFE NIGHT EVERYONE


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