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I'M AMY AUBERT, AND THIS IS EYEWITNESS NEWS AT SIX.
BIBB COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT... ROMAIN DALLEMAND... HELD A FORUM TODAY TO BRAINSTORM SOME CHANGES... FOR BIBB SCHOOLS.
THE COMMUNITY MEETINGS KICKED OFF FRIDAY.
AUSTIN LEWIS SHOWS YOU WHAT SOME LOCAL PASTORS... HAD TO SAY.
SUPERINTENDENT ROMAIN DALLEMAND... BEGAN HIS FORUM ILLUSTRATING SOME OF THE OBSTACLES FACING BIBB COUNTY SCHOOLS.
dallemand: I'd like to turn it over to ou at this time and ask you to share with us some of your ideas, some of your thoughts and also how can you help.
SOME PASTORS SAY THEY WANT BETTER COMMUNICATION WITH SCHOOLS ABOUT TUTORING PROGRAMS.
next pastor: that we can use the same strategies that the school system using with the kids so that we have, that we deliver the same services
OTHERS SAY THEY WANT IT TO BE A LITTLE EASIER TO HELP MENTOR AND TUTOR KIDS.
pastor sound: I think we know some things about our people that we would be able to help but it seems like this fear of separation of church and state or what ever excuse you want to use that keeps us from working together.
pastor: I would love to partner with you and your system again accessibility help us to get in, the principal, how do we go about just getting in the doors.
DALLEMAND SAYS IT'S SOMETHING THEY HOPE TO CHANGE.
Romain Dallemand, Superintendent Bibb County Schools: I think the comment came up for many of our ministers because that has been an issue but the good news is that we're going to break down the barriers, we're going to move forward, and we're going to work collaboratively to educating our students our parents and the community.
SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS TOOK NOTE OF THE ISSUES AND IDEAS SUGGESTED BY CHURCH LEADERS.
Kenneth McMillan, Pastor of Link Baptist Church, Macon: I hope this is just a first step, I hope it's going to be an ongoing process where we can come together we can talk
BUT THESE LEADERS SAYS IT'S A GOOD START FOR A COLLABORATION.
AUSTIN LEWIS 13WMAZ EYEWITNESS NEWS.
DALLEMAND SAYS HE HOPES TO SIT DOWN WITH A FEW OF THE PASTORS TO GO OVER SOME IDEAS AND HELP CREATE AN ACTION PLAN.
A SCHOOL TRIP TO SIX FLAGS TURNED INTO A PARENTS WORST NIGHTMARE THIS MORNING.
A CHAIN COLLISION INVOLVING ABOUT 6 BUSES.. TRAPPED A DRIVER AND INJURED MORE THAN 50 CHILDREN.
THE BUSES... FROM BURKE COUNTY... WHICH IS NEAR THE SOUTH CAROLINA BORDER.. WERE ON THEIR WAY TO THE SIX FLAGS AMUSEMENT PARK.
OFFICIALS SAY ONE BUS SLOWED SUDDENLY ON INTERSTATE 20... AS THEY NEARED A CONSTRUCTION SITE... CAUSING A CHAIN COLLISION WITH THE OTHER BUSES.
RESCUSERS CUT ONE DRIVER FROM THE ACCIDENT... AND FLEW HER TO AN ATLANTA HOSPITAL... SHE IS LISTED IN STABLE CONDITION.
LOCAL HOSPITALS TREATED OR EXAMINED MORE THAN 50 CHILDREN FOR MINOR INJURIES.
THREE PEOPLE WHO WERE PROTESTTING AT THE NATO SUMMIT IN CHICAGO NOW FACE CHARGES OF TERRORISM CONSPIRACY.
KAREN BROWN HAS THE LATEST ON THE STORY.
( nats )
As noisy protestors marched again in Chicago...three members of a splinter
group were in court facing charges of domestic terrorism.
(SOT Anita Alvarez/Cook county State's Attorney)
"Some of the proposed targets included the campaign headquarters of President
Barack Obama, the home of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and certain downtown financial
The out of state trio, part of an anarchist group, were arrested in an
apartment raid on Wednesday. Police say they were making molotov cocktails to
use during the two day NATO summit. The men say, they were making beer.
(SOT Sarah Gelsomino/National Lawyers Guild)
"They are shocked and very confused and very frightened by the severity of
(nats of protestors today)
So far, the protests have been peaceful.
( Q & A 11:26)
"Do you get a sense that they are planning acts of violence?"
(Sot Megan Groves/Occupy Chicago)
"No...//but First of all..I'de like to say property dmage is not violence
because it's not hurting anyone//but those are not Occupy tactics.
As protestors marched...the nearly 50 heads of state attending the NATO
conference began arriving here in Chicago. The main focus for both sides over
the next few days..will be the war in Afghanistan.
The world leaders...working on winding down the war effort..
(Nats of protestors)
Protestors...want that money spent at home.
(SOT Jackie Spreadbury/Occupy Chicago)
"It is the war Machine of the 1%. We are here in Chicago saying NATO should be
(nats of protestors)
In a ramp up to Sundays big rally...they marched to the home of Mayor Rahm
(Q and A 2:24)
"Is it fair to protest at his home? shouldn't you be at City Hall?"
(Sot Megan Groves//Occupy Chicago)
"Desperate times call for desperate measures.."
But with thousdands of police officers on hand...they plan on keeping any
desperation..within the lines of the law.
SIX OTHERS WERE ALSO ARRESTED DURING THE RAID... THEY HAVE SINCE BEEN RELEASED.
NEWT GINGRICH MAY NO LONGER BE IN THE RACE FOR THE REPUBLICAN NOMINATION... BUT HE'S STILL HITTING THE CAMPAIGN TRIAL HARD.
THIS TIME... FOR HIS FORMER RIVAL... MITT ROMNEY.
SPORTING A ROMNEY STICKER... GINGRICH SPOKE TO A CROWD AT THE STATE REPUBLICAN PARTY CONVENTION IN COLUMBUS.
THE FORMER SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE CONTINUED TO ATTACK PRESIDENT OBAMA .
HE THANKED THE CROWD FOR THEIR ROLE IN HIS VICTORY IN THE GEORGIA PRIMARY... AND TOLD THEM THAT THEY NOW HAVE QUOTE... AN OBLIGATION TO DEFEAT OBAMA
LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS IN THE PEACH STATE PLAN TO JOIN IN A NATIONAL MOVEMENT TO HELP KEEP DRIVERS SAFE.
THE CLICK IT OR TICKET PROGRAM CRACKS DOWN ON PEOPLE WHO DON'T BUCKLE UP WHILE DRIVING.
NUMBERS FROM THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION SHOW THAT OVER 22 THOUSAND PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN CAR CRASHES IN 20-10.. AND 51 PERCENT OF THEM WEREN'T WEARING A SEAT BELT.
OFFICIALS SAY YOUNG DRIVERS... ESPEICIALLY YOUNG MEN ARE MORE AT RISK
THE CAMPAIGN KICKS OFF ON MONDAY AND RUNS THROUGH JUNE 3RD.
ABOUT 20 PEOPLE CAME OUT TO WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK TO LEARN HOW TO RESPOND IN CASE AN EMERGENCY HITS.
THE TWO COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAMS... OR CERT TEAMS... HAD TO GO THROUGH FIVE CASE SCENERIOS INCLUDING PUTTING OUT A SMALL FIRE... RESCUING A VICTIM TRAPPED UNDER WOOD... AND ASSESS VICTIMS' WOUNDS AND DETERMINE WHICH VICTIMS GET TREATED FIRST AND HOW TO DO IT.
THE MACON-BIBB COUNTY EMERGENCY AGENCY TESTED THE SKILLS OF PARTICIPANTS ON HOW WELL THEY RESPONSED TO THE CRISIS.
Joe Sledge "It teaches us how to deal with natural disaster so you can take care of yourself and your neighbors"
Carlyn Felton "the community is important and if you had an event where people were in need of help, I would like to be a person that could help and not be apart of the problem"
TO FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN GET CERTIFIED... CONTACT THE MACON-BIBB EMERGENCY AGENCY AT 478-751-7214.
AGAIN THAT NUMBER 478-751-7214.
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