Eyewitness News at 11, August 5, 2012

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STRAIGHT AHEAD AT ELEVEN...
CANDACE ADORKA INTRODUCES YOU TO THREE CANDIDATES WHO WANT YOUR VOTE FOR THE BIBB COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION DISTRICT ONE SEAT... PLUS
A MASS SHOOTING AT A TEMPLE IN WISCONSIN LEFT SEVEN PEOPLE DEAD... INCLUDING THE SHOOTER.
WE'LL HAVE THE LATEST....
THEY GOT OF TO A PRETTY DAMP START... BUT THE CHALLENGER DIVISION OF LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL HAD THEIR GAME... WE'LL TAKE A LOOK IN SPORTS
EYEWITNESS NEWS AT 11 STARTS NOW
GOOD EVENING AND THANKS FOR JOINING US... I'M JENNIFER MOULLIET.
OUR TOP STORY TONIGHT... SEVEN PEOPLE ARE DEAD INCLUDING A GUNMAN WHO ALLEGEDLY OPENED FIRE INSIDE A SIKH TEMPLE OUTSIDE MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN.
DERRICK BLAKLEY HAS THE LATEST ON THE INVESTIGATION FROM OAK CREEK, WISCONSIN.
<<Swat team officers and several police agencies swarmed a Sikh Temple near Milwaukee, Wisconin after a gunman allegedly killed six people and wounded three others.

(JOHN EDWARDS, CHIEF OF OAK CREEK POLICE DEPARTMENT pipe 2 18:21:55) BECAUSE OF THE HEROIC ACTIONS OF OUR OFFICERS, THEY STOPPED THIS FROM BEING WORSE THAN IT COULD HAVE BEEN.

Police say the suspect ambushed a 20 year veteran of the Oak Creek Police department before back-up stepped in.

(SOT EDWARDS PIPE 2 18:22:22) ANOTHER OFFICER WHO WAS ON SCENE WAS ENGAGED BY THE SUSPECT OUR OFFICER ENGAGED THAT INDIVIDUAL AND THAT INDIVIDUAL IS DECEASED FROM THE ACTIONS OUR OFFICERS TOOK.

(STANDUP DERRICK BLAKLEY/OAK CREEK, WISCONSIN) Witnesses here a the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin say the shooting started around 10-30 as worshipers gathered for Sunday morning Services.
(SOT PIPE 3 NNX20 18:51:25) THERE WAS ONE GUY OUTSIDE HE JUST BANG FIRST SHOT WENT INSIDE AND I WAS JUST HIDING.

People who were already inside the the temple also looked for places to stay safe.

(SOT name not provided - MOTHER WAS INSIDE BUILDING ) MY MOM CALLED MY COUSIN AND SHE WHISPERED TO HER SAYING THAT THERE IS A SHOOTING DON'T COME SHE SAID THAT HER AND 15 OTHERS LOCKED THEMSELVES IN A PANTRY.

Police have not identified the suspect but law enforcement sources tell CBS News he is 40 years old and used a nine- millimeter semi-automatic pistol.
Witnesses say the Temple's president was wounded as he tried to confont the suspect..

(SOT PIPE 3 NNX20 18:52:54) THE PRESIDENT WHO TRIED TO LIKE HOLD THE ATTACKER BUT HE GOT SHOT IN THE BACK SO HE IS IN THE HOSPITAL FOR SURGERY

Members of the community quickly gathered to try to find out what was happening.

(SOT) AT A PLACE WHERE YOU GO TO PRAY, PULLING OUT A GUN THAT IS WHAT SHOCKS ME I CAN'T BELIEVE ANYONE WOULD DO THAT.

The F-B-I is leading the investigation and is working to determin if the shooting is an act of domestic terrorism .>>
POLICE HAVE NOT RELEASED A MOTIVE BUT LAW ENFORCEMENT SOURCES TELL CBS NEWS THE SUSPECTS HOUSE IS BEING SEARCHED .
THERE WAS A HEAVY POLICE PRESENCE IN CUDAHY, A MILWAUKEE SUBURB SUNDAY NIGHT. INVESTIGATORS WOULD NOT CONFIRM IF THE FOCUS WAS ON THE ALLEGED SUSPECTS HOUSE.
MACON POLICE SAY A SHOOTING VICTIM WITH A GUNSHOT WOUND TO THE HEAD IS ON LIFE SUPPORT AT THE MEDICAL CENTER.
POLICE SPOKESWOMAN JAMI GAUDET SAYS IT HAPPENED AROUND 9 A.M. ON SATURDAY.
SHE SAYS POLICE FOUND THE 22-YEAR-OLD VICTIM NEAR MAY AVENUE AND ZINNIA STREET.
ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ABOUT THIS SHOOTING CAN CALL MACON POLICE AT 1-877-68-CRIME.
ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ABOUT THIS SHOOTING CAN CALL MACON POLICE AT 1-877-68-CRIME.

BIBB COUNTY CORONER LEON JONES SAYS HE NEEDS HELP IDENTIFYING A MAN FOUND DEAD IN HIS HOME.
HE SAYS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AROUND 5... THEY FOUND A MAN DEAD AT 4340 HOUSTON AVENUE...
JONES SAYS HE LOOKS TO HAVE BEEN DEAD FOR AT LEAST 2 WEEKS.
THE MAN'S NEIGHBORS SAY HIS NAME IS "C-W"... BUT NOTHING HAS BEEN CONFIRMED
IF YOU HAVE ANY KNOWLEDGE OF WHO THIS MAN IS... JONES ASKS YOU CALL HIM AT 478-621-6314
AGAIN THAT'S 621-6314
ELECTION FEVER ISN'T OVER JUST YET... PEOPLE IN BIBB COUNTY STILL HAVE TO ELECT SOME SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS ON AUGUST 21ST.
THAT'S THE DATE SET ASIDE FOR THE STATE SENATOR RUN-OFF... BUT IT'S ALSO THE PRIMARY ELECTION FOR 8 DEMOCRATIC SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES.
CANDACE ADORKA INTRODUCES YOU TO THEM... STARTING TODAY WITH THE CANDIDATES IN DISTRICT ONE... WHICH COVERS EAST MACON.
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YOUR OPTIONS FOR THE DISTRICT ONE SCHOOL BOARD SEAT ARE AS VARIED IN AGE AS THEY ARE BACKGROUND.
LETS START WITH MICHAEL MCKEEVER... THE 18-YEAR-OLD GRADUATED FROM HUTCHINGS CAREER CENTER IN 2011, AND IS NOW STUDYING BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AT MACON STATE COLLEGE.
HE SAYS HIS DECISION TO RUN FOR SCHOOL BOARD WAS BORN BACK IN FEBUARY.
"It started with me going on the record about how opposed to the Macon miracle when the controversial parts was out. 'the cutting of 300 teachers. That will increase the class sizes.' Those controversial parts were removed from the plan. And then after that, when the students at Central High School came down to protest and they was turned around. Didn't even get to speak to anybody, that was also an event that made me feel that they basically do whatever they want to and don't want to be held accountable."
ONE OF HIS OPPONENTS IS BRENDA SUTTON... AT AGE 55, SHE IS THE DIRECTOR OF MEDIATION FOR THE HOUSTON AND MACON JUDICIAL CIRCUITS... AND IN THAT CAPACITY... SHE SAYS SHE SAW THE SHORTCOMINGS OF THE SCHOOL SYSTEM... AND EVENTUALLY DECIDED TO BE PART OF THE SOLUTION.
"I saw things such as discipline issues. Also, learning challenges that were not met by the school system itself, some of these children had fallen thorugh the cracks. Didn't get the proper testing so therefore they acted out. Um, issues with administration, with the actual leadership and the way is was ran. And once I started going to the school board meetings, I noticed that instead of the shcool board actually governing administration, administration governed the school board."
THE SEAT IS CURRENTLY HELD BY ELLA CARTER.
THE 75-YEAR-OLD WAS A TEACHER AND ADMINISTRATOR IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR A COMBINED 47 YEARS.
SHE SAYS SHE'S BEEN PART OF BIG CHANGES IN EDUCATION... INCLUDING THE END OF RACIAL SEGREGATION... NOW SHE SAYS SHE WANTS TO BE PART OF THE NEXT BIG EVOLUTION.
"We've got a wonderful opportunity to grow our children with new programs and to move with the change and offer the best education possible for these students and I'd love to be a part of that. I still think it's a point in time with the technological status what it is that I still have something to offer."
I ASKED THE CANDIDTES WHAT THEY BRING TO THE TABLE... AND NOT SURPRISINGLY... THEY EACH SAY THEIR STRENGTH LIES IN THEIR INDIVIDUAL BACKGROUNDS.
Carter: "You can walk in a classroom and pick up the culture of a classroom one you've had that kind of experience. And if I have anything to offer its toward the instructional part of what's going on in our county, and I know I have to be a good steward of finances, but primary to me is empowering teachers so they can go in classrooms and make a difference."
Sutton: "The climate right now is just highly explosive. It's dysfunctional, there is role confusion, there is too much emphasis on administration rather than the children and so as a mediator, I would use my skills to redirect back to the issues which is what mediation is all about."
McKeever: "My ability to go out and talk to the students hands on, go talk to the parents and that's what I feel like I would bring to the table and like I said making sure the concerns are met."

THE DISTRICT'S STRATEGIC PLAN WILL BE ROLLED OUT STARTING THIS SCHOOL YEARS... SO THE WINNER OF THIS FOUR-YEAR TERM WILL HAVE A HAND IN HOW THE SO-CALLED MACON MIRACLE PLAYS OUT.
Sutton: "I believe the Macon Miracle is a start. It's a plan. It's a road map to what we could do. My challenge with the MAcon Miracle is that the items were not prioritized and there were just too many of them, and so we're being pulled in so many different directions and what we need leadership o do, is to prioritize."
Carter: "i think it's workable, but I think we have to give it a chance. It needs some tweaking from time to time and that's where we come in. And I think we will come in in time on that, but I've been impressed with the movements we're going to make doing something else about discipline."
McKeever: "The improvement in the technology where they plan in the plan to have computers at home for students who are underprivileged and cannot afford it, I support all of that, and then advancing the technology to enhance education, that's always a plan."
THE DISTRICT ONE CANDIDATES ARE ALL DEMOCRATS, AND THERE IS NO REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE, SO UNLESS THERE IS A SUCESSFUL WRITE IN, ONE OF THEM WILL TAKE OFFICE NEXT YEAR.
IN THE WORLD OF POLICTICS... THE CANDIDATE WITH THE MOST VOTES WINS...
BUT UNDERNEATH THE VOTES... IS A BILL... NOT FOR A LAW... BUT FOR HOW MUCH EACH POLITICIAN SPENT ON HIS OR HER CAMPAIGN.
AND IF TELEVISION AD SPENDING IS ANY GUIDE.... THE RACE FOR THE WHITE HOUSE WILL COME DOWN TO NINE STATES.
COLORADO... IOWA... NEVADA... NEW HAMPSHIRE... NORTH CAROLINA... OHIO... PENNSYLVANIA... VIRGINIA... AND FLORIDA.
BETWEEN THEM... THEY HAVE ABSORBED 350 MILLION DOLLARS IN COMMERCIALS... AND WE HAVEN'T EVEN MADE IT TO THE CONVENTIONS.
THEY ACCOUNT FOR 120 OF THE 270 ELECTORAL VOTES NEEDED TO WIN.
BARACK OBAMA CARRIED ALL NINE STATES IN 2008,
BUT POLLING AND THE AD CRUSH INDICATE... ALL ARE REALLY COMPETITIVE NOW.

KINDERGARTNERS THROUGH 5TH GRADERS HAVE A CHANCE TO FILL UP THEIR BOOK BAGS BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS.
FOR THE FIRST TIME..PROJECT GIVING HOSTED AN EVENT CALLED...BACKPACK BLESSINGS.
(nat- he's got your last two...swing it around 4 secs)
IT'S A CHANCE FOR KIDS TO GET FREE HEATLH CREENINGS...EYE EXAMINES..HAIR CUTS..AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES ALL IN ONE PLACE.
THERE ARE ENOUGH BACKPACKS AND GEAR TO EQUIP ONE-THOUSAND STUDENTS. DELORES EDWARDS FILLED UP FIVE BACKPACKS
delores edwards, mother - i'm here today to pick up school supplies for my little people. basically it really helps as single parent to have organizations that will donate things that will give your kids off to a good jump start
THE EVENT STARTED AT 2 P-M AND ENDED AT 7

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.
MINAS LIN COMPANY IS RECALLING THEIR PATIO BISTRO SETS BECAUSE WHEN THE CHAIR SUPPORT BAR IS NOT FULLY ENGAGED.. THE CHAIR POSES A FALL HAZARD TO A CONSUMER WHO SITS IN THE PARTIALLY ENGAGED CHAIR.
THE COMPANY HAS RECEIVED THIRTEEN REPORTS OF CONSUMERS WHO FELL FROM PARTIALLY OPENED CHAIRS.
SOME REPORTED BACK INJURIES... CUTS AND BRUISES.
THE SETS WERE SOLD EXCLUSIVELY AT LOWE'S STORES FROM AUGUST 20-11 TO FEBRUARY 20-12 FOR AROUND A HUNDRED DOLLARS.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL (877) 556-0886.

SEARS IS RECALLING THEIR KENMORE DEHUMIDIFIERS BECAUSE THEY CAN OVERHEAT... SMOKE... MELT... AND CATCH ON FIRE... POSING FIRE AND BURN HAZARDS TO CONSUMERS.
THE COMPANY HAS RECEIVED ONE HUNDRED SEVEN INCIDENT REPORTS... AND THREE REPORTS OF SMOKE INHALATION INJURIES.
THE HUMIDIFIERS WERE SOLD AT SEARS AND K-MART STORES FROM 2003 TO 2009 FOR BETWEEN ONE-HUNDRED-FORTY AND TWO-HUNDRED-TWENTY DOLLARS.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL (855) 400-4641.
GREEN TOYS INCORPORATED IS RECALLING THEIR MINI VEHICLES BECAUSE THE WHEELS AND HUBCAPS ON THE TOY CARS CAN DETACH... POSING A CHOKING HAZARD TO YOUNG CHILDREN.
THE COMPANY HAS RECEIVED TEN INCIDENT REPORTS... AND NO REPORTS OF INJURIES.
THE TOY CARS WERE SOLD AT MASS MERCHANDISERS INCLUDING GROCERY STORES FROM APRIL 20-12 TO JUNE 20-12.
THE CARES WERE SOLD FOR FIVE DOLLARS EACH... AND EIGHTEEN DOLLARS FOR THE SET.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL (888) 973-3421.

THAT'S IT FOR THIS WEEK'S RECALL WRAP... FOR MORE INFORMATION ON RECALLED PRODUCTS... VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT 13 WMAZ DOT COM.
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