Eyewitness News at 11:00; September 23, 2012

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<new at 11.... A man is in the hospital tonight... After he collided with a car on his motorcycle...
Plus... Gas prices continue to tick down as we enter into Fall...
Our coolest weather of the season is moving in I'll talk about how long the fall like weather sticks around
At the end of week three... Only three teams remain undefeated in the NFL... And the Falcons are on the list... We'll have highlights from their crushing of the San Deigo Chargers... Coming up in sports.
And Macon-Bibb County Parks and Recreation joined a nation-wide event to encourage kids to get out... And get active.>

 

<this is Eyewitness News at 11>
Good evening... Thanks for joining us...
I'm Candace Adorka

Police are searching for two men involved in a shooting in East Macon.
It happened early Saturday morning.
According to a news release, the victim was on his screened porch 2300 block of Holiday Drive.
Just before 4 A-M, police say two unidentified men approached from the side of the house.
One of the men opened fire... Hitting the victim in the stomach and right shoulder.
He was taken to the Medical Center of Central Georgia for treatment....
Anyone with information is asked to call Macon police at 751-7500.

 

A man was thrown from his motorcycle when he collided with a truck while traveling down Gray highway in Macon.
According to Nicole Garnto who witnessed the accident-- the truck pulled out in traffic, the motorcyclist hit the truck and was flung off."
The condition of the victim is unknown but he was responsive when paramedics arrived at the scene and took him to the hospital.
Check back in with 13WMAZ-dot-com for an update on this story.

 

Yesterday, we told you about Cindy Nerger... A Warner Robins woman who says she was humiliated by manager at Kroger for using food stamps.
She says there was a dispute over whether her deli meat was covered by food stamps, then the manager stepped in.
<I told him I said, see sir, I told you. Now I wasn't as nice as I'm being now, I was upset. So I was like you know, I told you that it was covered under food stamps so there was no need for all this and he said well excuse me that I work for a living and don't rely on food stamps like you. I went from anger to just tears.>
Her story has sparked a lively conversation on social media-- More than 130 of you have commented on Facebook.
Kimberly Stokes: "He should lose his job for his remarks, No person should hold a managerial position and speak to people in that manner."
Jessica Magouirk: "I hope people realize this was one person in one store and not all of Kroger, Our Dublin Kroger is full of kind people."
Scott Cason "... Pardon my cynicism but I have heard stories like this before , After the truth came out, it turned out the accuser had embelished the story. Let's see about getting both sides before we go out and picket Kroger..."
Well, we did try to get hold of the manager at Kroger, and were refered to the corporate office.
A Kroger spokesperson said he could not verify exactly what was said, but the company is speaking with other employees who witnessed the exchange.
You can add your voice to the conversation on this and other stories.
Just click like on our 13 WMAZ facebook fan page, and join the discussion.

 

The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline dipped by less than one penny - about a third of a cent - over the past two weeks.
But prices in Macon are dropping much faster.
Just a week ago... Prices sat at at 3-72 for a gallon of regular... That has dropped 13 cents... To an average 0f 3-59 today
It's up slightly.... From this time in August... When the average was 3-58... And up by 29 cents... From this time last year...When a price for a gallon cost 3-30..
The average for the entire state of Georgia is a 10 cents higher than the Macon area... It's at 3-69 right now...
And National average for the entire country... Is 22 cents higher.... With a price of 3.81.
All of those prices are according to Triple-A.

 

 

A few months ago we brought you the story of Amiee Copleand... the University of West Georgia student who survived a rare flesh-eating bacteria disease.
The 24-year-old returned to her Gwinnett County home last month... And yesterday... she made her way out to Villa Rica... For a fundraiser in her honor.
The "Aimee Copeland Benefit Ride and Music-fest" brought out more than a thousand bikers along with hundreds of others.
Copeland continues to recover after losing her hands, one leg and both feet from flesh eating bacteria.
She contracted the disease in a zip-line accident in May.
"the last time I saw Aimee was at the restaurant when I ate--where she worked. There was nothing wrong with her; then I seen her on TV and I said this is it--I got to do something for her".
ikers rode on a loop to Carrolton and back...
in addition to the free concerts, there were also raffles, shopping and plenty of food.
The money raised will help copeland with her medical expenses and cost of recovery.

 

 

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month... And today... Macon joined in on nation-wide event.
Judy Le reports on a day of fitness masked in fun.
This isn't P.E class...
or boot camp, but it is about getting fit...and staying active. Macon-Bibb County Parks and Recreation participated in Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play.
<how to lay on my stomach and bounce the ball. Get on my knee and bounce the ball and especially hit the ball...with the racket >
6 to 10 year olds hit the court at the John Drew Smith Tennis Center in Macon to learn the basics
<we can hold it on a racket and we can bounce the ball>
According to the Georgia Department of Public Health...40-percent of children ages 10 to 17 are considered overweight or obese-- it's the second highest rate in the nation.
Day of play is part of a nation-wide response.
<It's in conjunction with the let's move organization. We're all in this, trying to get our kids out, get them active, get them playing>
Carl Hodge, the director of tennis, says too often kids choose to stay in...
<Because it's hot and I don't like hot>
Instead of getting out and playing.
<It's like you get to be with other kids>
So the tennis coaches disguised a work out in a tennis lesson.
Within 30 minutes of warm-up these little beginners were drenched in sweat. After an hour...they were ready for the Wimbledon...
<You're supposed to hold it like this...drop the ball...and then hit it>
Or maybe...the junior league. Judy Le 13wmaz...eyewitness news.
Hodge says the key to fighting obesity is to start young.

 

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.
Hayneedle Inc is recalling 131 of its arc hammock stands.
The company says the layers of wood in the stand can separate and break apart.
There've been 18 reports of people falling as a result-- one injury required medical attention.
The stands were sold on Hammocks- dot-com during June and July 2012 for about $380.
For more information, contact Hayneedle at 866-508-1142.
H&M is recalling almost 3-thousand children's water bottles.
The spout on the bottle can break off and cause a child to choke.
H&M received one report of the spout breaking off in a childs mouth as the child was drinking from the bottle-- but no injuries have been reported.
The bottles were sold exclusively at H&M stores in July and August this year for about 5 dollars.
For more information-- contact H&M at 855-466-7467
Lastly, Bluestem is recalling 47-hundred ride-on toy cars.
The company says the battery in the Range Rider cars can overheat, smoke, melt and catch on fire-- posing a burn hazard.
No injuries have been reported-- but there have been at least nine instances where batteries smoked or caught on fire.
The cars were sold online at Fingerhut and Gettington-dot-com from September 2010 through May 2012 for about 200 dollars.
For more information, call Bluestem at 866 931 5414.
that's it for this week's recall wrap... for more information on recalled products... visit our website at 13 wmaz dot com.
click on the features dropdown menu... then select recalls.

 

President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney were featured tonight on the CBS News Magazine "60 minutes".
The two candidates were interviewed several times over the past few weeks for the program.
Steve Kroft spoke with the President. Scott Pelley was with Mr. Romney.
They were questioned on a wide variety of issues including the economy, foreign policy and leadership.
Drew Levinson reports.
On 60 Minutes GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney laid out part of his economic plan to Scott Pelley.

PELLEY: YOU'RE ASKING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO HIRE YOU AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. THEY'D LIKE TO HEAR SOME SPECIFICS.

(:17-:21) ROMNEY: I WILL NOT RAISE TAXES ON MIDDLE INCOME FOLKS, I WILL NOT LOWER THE SHARE OF TAXES PAID BY HIGH INCOME INDIVIDUALS.

President Obama told Steve Kroft what he thinks about Romney portraying him as someone who doesn't have a clue about the economy.

(--PRESIDENT OBAMA NO SUPER--)
"HE SEEMS TO ONLY HAVE ONE NOTE--TAX CUTS FOR THE WEALTHY--AND ROLLING BACK REGULATIONS AS A RECIPE FOR SUCCESS".

Romney has called for the President to be more agressive concerning Iran's nuclear threat and the Syrian revolt.

(--PRESIDENT NO SUPER--)

I'VE EXECUTED ON MY FOREIGN POLICY AND IT IS ONE THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE LARGELY AGREE WITH. SO IF GOVERNOR ROMNEY IS SUGGESTING WE SHOULD START ANOTHER WAR HE SHOULD SAY SO.

After a video surfaced of Romney saying he didn't care about Americans who don't pay income taxes Romney defended the comments..

"NOT EVERYTHING I SAY ELEGANT AND I WANT TO MAKE IT VERY CLEAR I WANT TO HELP 100 PERCENT OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

Finally both men described the essential qualities of a leader
ROMNEY
A LEADER HAS THE CAPACITY OF VISION, THE ABILITY TO SEE WHERE THINGS ARE HEADED BEFORE PEOPLE IN GENERAL SEE THOSE THINGS.

OBAMA
LEADERSHIP MORE THAN ANYTHING IS ABOUT SETTING A COURSE AND DESCRIBING A VISION FOR PEOPLE.
Americans now have six weeks to decide which vision they want for the next four years.
Mitt Romney brings his message to voters in Colorado on Monday.
President Obama heads to New York ahead of his speech at the United Nations Tuesday.

 

 

K-F-C restaurants in Pakistan are closing their doors in the wake of anti-American protests.
They say the move is a precautionary measure... after a K-F-C was attacked in Lebanon last week.
The protesters are enraged by an anti-Islam video produced in the United States.
They also attacked two other U-S franchises in Tripoli -- a Hardee's and a Krispy Kreme.
K-F-C has more than 60 restaurants in 21 Pakistani cities, and has a significant presence throughout the Muslim world.

 

 

That is the show for tonight... We'll see you back here at 5 for Eyewitness News Mornin
But the news is always on at 13wmaz dot com....
Law call is next... We'll see you tomorrow.

 

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