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GOOD EVENING AND THANKS FOR JOINING US..
I'M FRANK MALLOY...THIS IS EYEWITNESS NEWS AT 11.

THE CITY OF MILLEDGEVILLE IS URGING PEOPLE TO CONSERVE WATER TONIGHT AFTER A WATER MAIN BREAK.
CITY MANAGER BARRY JARRETT SAYS IT HAPPENED NEAR CENTRAL GEORGIA TECHNICAL COLLEGE.
HE SAYS IT MAY AFFECT PEOPLE ON HIGHWAY 22 WEST, ROBERSON MILL ROAD, HILANDALE ROAD AND THE MILLS TRACE SUBDIVISION.
JARRETT SAYS THE CITY HAS REPAIR CREWS ON THE SCENE.
HE SAYS CUSTOMERS MIGHT SEE LOW WATER PRESSURE... AND ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONSERVE WATER UNTIL REPAIRS ARE MADE.

THE NEXT BIBB COUNTY COMMISSION CHAIRMAN COULD MAKE 100 THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR.
THIS WEEK... COMMISSIONERS VOTED TO MAKE THE CHAIRMANSHIP A FULL TIME POSITION...WITH A BIG PAY RAISE.
CURRENT CHAIRMAN SAM HART IS PART-TIME AND MAKES ALMOST 25 THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR... BUT HE SAYS HE SPENDS NEARLY 40 HOURS A WEEK ON COUNTY DUTIES.
HART PLANS TO RUN FOR RE-ELECTION NEXT YEAR AND HE SAYS THE NEXT COUNTY COMMISSION CHAIRMAN... WHOEVER IT IS... SHOULD BE ABLE TO FOCUS ON RUNNING THE COUNTY.
COMMISSIONER LONZY EDWARDS VOTED AGAINST THE CHANGE... HE SAYS THE COUNTY SHOULD HAVE CONSIDERED OTHER OPTIONS.
"It's a matter of being practical trying ot live within our means. Trying to do right by everybody not just the person who holds the high profile position in our community but the people who get the work done for example in public works, our sheriff's deputies."
THE CHAIRMANSHIP USED TO BE A FULL TIME POSITION.
IT WAS CHANGED TO PART-TIME AFTER TOMMY OLMSTEAD LEFT OFFICE IN 2003.
THE NEW PAY RATE WOULD GO INTO EFFECT IN JANUARY 2013 AFTER NEXT YEAR'S ELECTIONS.
THE COUNTY HAS TO ADVERTISE THE RAISE FOR THREE WEEKS BEFORE IT 'S LEGAL.

THE G-B-I HAS IDENTIFIED TWO MEN KILLED IN AN APPARENT MURDER-SUICIDE IN WHEELER COUNTY.
AGENT TODD LOWERY WITH THE G-B-I SAYS HE BELIEVES 32-YEAR-OLD ELLIOTT WHITE SHOT AND KILLED 49-YEAR-OLD TERRY HALL... THEN TURNED THE GUN ON HIMSELF YESTERDAY MORNING.
LOWERY SAYS THE TWO MEN WORKED TOGETHER IN A TRUCKING BUSINESS AT WHITE'S FATHER'S FARM.
INVESTIGATORS EXPECT THE AUTOPSY RESULTS TO TAKE A FEW WEEKS.

We interrupt this program to bring you a special news bulletin, the Japanese have attacked Pearl Harbor Hawaii by air President Roosevelt has just announced. The attack was also made on all naval and military activities on the principle island of Oahu.
70-YEARS AGO TODAY... HUNDREDS OF JAPANESE PLANES INVADED PEARL HARBOR.
THE ATTACK PROMPTED THE UNITED STATES TO ENTER WORLD WAR TWO.
A HAWAIIAN NATIVE.. WHO NOW LIVES IN WARNER ROBINS... WATCHED THE ASSAULT ON THE NAVAL BASE FROM HIS FRONT YARD.
ON DECEMBER 7TH 1941... ERNIE OSUMI WAS 12 YEARS OLD.
THE NOW-82-YEAR-OLD SAYS HE WOKE TO THE NOISE OF THE AIRCRAFT... BUT THAT WASN'T UNUSUAL.
HE AND HIS FAMILY THOUGHT THEY WERE PRACTICING A DRILL... UNTIL HE HEARD A RADIO ANNOUNCEMENT THAT THE ISLAND WAS UNDER ATTACK.
OSUMI SAYS THE JAPANESE PLANES FLEW LOW ENOUGH THAT HE COULD SEE THE PILOTS.
Ernie Osumi, Warner Robins: (1:34) "The japanese plane was all open with the plexi-glass, so you could see the pilot real clear. Uniform and everything. We thought, they're really doing a good job of imitating war manuevers, becuase the plane was marked with a red ball on the wings and the fuselage, indicating the Japanese, you know."
MORE THAN TWO-THOUSAND AMERICANS DIED IN THE ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR.
A DAY LATER... PRESIDENT FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT ASKED CONGRESS TO DECLARE WAR ON JAPAN.
90 YEAR OLD... WILLIAM HILL IS AN ARMY VETERAN AND ANOTHER SURVIVOR OF PEARL HARBOR LIVING IN CENTRAL GEORGIA.
HE WAS STATIONED ABOUT 9 MILES INLAND FROM PEARL HARBOR ON DECEMBER 7TH 1941.
HILL SAYS HE REMEMBERS HEARING THE BOMBS DROPPING AND MACHINE GUNS GOING OFF.... A DAY HE WONT FORGET AND HE HOPES THE WORLD WILL NOT EITHER.
William Hill, "I think about all those over 2,000 men got killed that day and our fleet was half sunk innthe harbor. We didn't know anything. They caught us by complete surprise"
THE PEARL HARBOR ASSOCIATION TODAY SAID THEY WILL DISBAND AT THE END OF THE MONTH... BECAUSE OF THE POOR HEALTH AND AGE OF REMAINING MEMBERS.
LOCAL CHAPTERS CAN STILL GATHER SOCIALLY... BUT THERE WILL NO LONGER BE A NATIONAL ORGANIZATION.

A CENTRAL GEORGIA COLLEGE RANKED AS THE SAFEST IN THE STATE..
GEORGIA COLLEGE TOPPED THE LIST OF HIGHEST SAFETY RATED SCHOOLS... ACCORDING TO STATE-UNIVERSITY-DOT-COM...
THE RESEARCH IS BASED ON CRIME REPORTS EACH SCHOOL TURNS IN TO THE F-B-I...
THE COLLEGE WAS AWARDED A 98-POINT-39 OUT OF POSSIBLE 100 RATING...
CAMPUS POLICE CHIEF SCOTT BECKNER GIVES THE STUDENTS SOME OF THE CREDIT... FOR THE HIGH LEVEL OF SAFETY
Beckner: we have a group of students that we attract that are very responsible. I've noticed they seem to be matur. We do have a tendency to if we do have a crime a student will actually report the crime to us and kind of give us someinformation on how to solve it.
FORT VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY WAS RANKED LAST IN THE STUDY OF SAFE CAMPUSES.
UNIVERSITY OFFCIALS DISPUTED THE SCHOOL'S LOW RANKING BUT WOULD NOT COMMENT FURTHER..

AN UPSON COUNTY DOCTOR SAYS HE PLANS TO CHALLENGE REPUBLICAN CECIL STATON FOR THE DISTRICT 18 STATE SENATE SEAT.
DOCTOR SPENCER PRICE SAYS HE'LL USE HIS MEDICAL EXPERTISE TO PUSH ISSUES THROUGH THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
RANDALL SAVAGE HAS MORE.
<<DOCTOR SPENCER PRICE. NOW SERVES AS EMERGENCY ROOM DIRECTOR AT THE FLINT RIVER COMMUNITY HOSPITAL IN MONTEUMA... AND NEXT YEAR WON'T BE THE FIRST TIME THAT PRICE.. A REPUBLICAN.. HAS SOUGHT THE DISTRICT 18 SENATORIAL SEAT.
Spencer Price, Senatorial Candidate: Back in 2002, I was interested in a state Senate seat from the Macon area. Regrettably, I lost a young son at that time, and because of that, withdrew from that race.
AND NOW.. BETWEEN TWO.. TWENTY-FOUR SHIFTS A WEEK AT FLINT RIVER.. HE'S BONING UP ON ISSUES.
Spencer price, Senatorial Candidate: What I'm trying to do now is learn as much as I can about the particular issues that are relevant to the Central Georgia area. Paramutel betting is one of the, as you said it might be settled in the upcoming session. But it's something that's interesting to me and I'm trying to learn as much as I can about that.
HE'S ALSO KEEPING HIS EYE ON THE PROPOSED ONE-CENT REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION SALES TAX.
Spencer Price, Senatorial Candidate: I believe in growth and infrastructure. I do believe also that this is a difficult time economically to add an additional tax to the taxpayers. I certainly think we need to explore that issue and get a real feel for what the taxpayers feel like they can undertake at this time.
PRICE SAYS HE'LL GIVE VOTERS A CHOICE.
Spencer Price, Senatorial Candidate: I think with my background and my experiences, I would be able to effectively represent the varied interests of the district with 17 years in the military, with the issues involving the base, the large medical centers in the district, and with a strong ag background as well.
RANDALL SAVAGE.. 13 WMAZ.. EYEWITNESS NEWS.
>> PRICE SAYS HE'LL STICK TO CURRENT ISSUE AND WON'T MENTION THE FICTITIOUS BETH MERKLESON... A CONTROVERSIAL ISSUE THAT ENGULFED SENATOR STATON IN THE WANING DAYS OF THIS YEAR'S LEGISLATIVE SESSION
STATON.. A MACON REPUBLICAN.. COULDN'T BE REACHED FOR COMMENT. BUT HE'S EXPECTED TO SEEK RE-ELECTION NEXT YEAR.

EMERGENCY RESPONDERS ARE TRAINED HOW TO RESCUE HUMANS IN A NATURAL DISASTER, BUT HOW ABOUT SOME OF OUR BIGGER, FOUR-LEGGED FRIENDS.
EMERGENCY RESPONDERS AND VETERNARIANS LEARNED HOW TO DO JUST THAT---AT A LARGE ANIMAL EMERGENCY RESCUE COURSE IN GRAY.
THEY LEARNED DIFFERENT TECHNIQUES ON HOW TO GET LARGE ANIMALS LIKE HOW TO APPROACH AND MANOUVER HORSES TO SAFETY.
THEY ALSO LEARNED HOW TO GET A LARGE ANIMAL OUT OF A DITCH.
THE PRIMARY INSTRUCTOR SAID THIS IS SOMETHING FIRST RESPONDERS DO SEE OCCASSIONALLY ON THE JOB.
Dr. Rebecca Gimenez, primary instructor: I've already heard from several people that they had a cow stuck in the mud or they had a horse trailer wreck and they didn't know really who to the call, now you know you can call the Gray Fire Department and they will assist. They might not have all the expertise they may need a veternarian, they may need police officers to come and assist, but at least we are moving in a desired direction.
YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE AN EMERGENCY RESPONDER OR A VET TO TAKE THIS COURSE..
ANYONE CAN SIGN UP.
FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO OUR WEBSITE AT 13WMAZ DOT COM..

TODAY OUR 13 DAYS OF GIVING CAMPAIGN FOCUSES ON A CENTRAL GEORGIA GROUP WORKING TO GIVE HOMELESS DOGS A SECOND CHANCE AT FINDING A FOREVER HOME.
GEORGIA CANINE RESCUE IN COCHRAN HAS SAVED THOUSANDS OF DOGS FROM KILL SHELTERS IN CENTRAL GEORIGA...
OWNER HEATHER ZARESKY SAYS THEY MAKE ENDS MEET THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.. BY RUNNING A GROOMING BUSINESS AND SELLING PET PRODUCTS...
THIS HOLIDAY SEASON... THEY DECIDED TO HOST THEIR FIRST FOOD DRIVE.
"Heather: "If we dont' have to buy food then it saves funds for us to spend on other things like medical and even overhead as far as you know heating and electricity and such like that."
TRACTOR SUPPLY IN BYRON HELPED ORGANIZE THE FOOD DRIVE... YOU CAN DROP OFF DONATIONS THERE... AT THE PETSMART IN WARNER ROBINS OR AT GEORGIA CANINE RESCUE IN COCHRAN...

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THE HOLIDAY SEASON IN MACON MEANS CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS TWINKLING AT THE HAY HOUSE.
DEL WARD SAT DOWN WITH HAY HOUSE DIRECTOR MATT DAVIS...
IN THIS MONTH'S PERSONAL PROFILE.

A DISABLED TEENAGER WALKED FOR THE FIRST TIME... RIGHT INTO THE ARMS OF THE RAPPER WHO INSPIRED HIM.
AND WHAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN AN EXPERIMENT... CAUSED SOME REAL-WORLD DAMAGE IN CALIFORNIA.
ANDY ROSE HAS THAT AND MORE IN TONIGHT'S EDITION OF "TAKE A LOOK AT THIS!"
TAKE A LOOK A THIS. A RAPPER'S WORDS LEADS TO A TEEN'S FIRST STEPS.
17-YEAR-OLD CEREBRAL PALSY PATIENT RYAN YEX OF CLEVELAND TAKES HIS FIRST SOLO STEPS TOWARDS THE PERSON HE SAYS INSPIRED HIM -- RAPPER MACHINE GUN KELLY, M-G-K.
(cheers) So much adrenaline was going through my body, I just, I was ready to walk. So you walked? Yeah (cheers) If you look in the video, you can see for like two seconds there's no one holding him.
YEX SAYS M-G-K TOLD HIM ONE DAY HE WOULD WALK AT ONE OF HIS CONCERTS.
SINCE SATURDAY, YEX'S MOM SAYS HE'S TAKEN MORE THAN 60 STEPS ON HIS OWN.
A CANNONBALL WAS SUPPOSED TO PASS THROUGH SOME BARRELS OF WATER IN AN EXPERIMENT FOR A REALITY T-V SHOW.
THE CANNONBALL ENDED UP IN A DUBLIN, CALIFORNIA NEIGHBORHOOD, IT PUNCHED HOLES THROUGH A FRONT DOOR AND WALL OF ONE HOME AND THE WINDOW OF A MINIVAN.
A SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL SAYS THE SHOW APOLOGIZED-- AND THEY HAVE INSURANCE FOR THESE KINDS OF THINGS.
NO ONE WAS HURT.
AND SOME UNIQUE FOOD FOR THOUGHT FOR ENGINEERING STUDENTS IN NEBRASKA.
THEY TOOK PART IN An EDIBLE CAR COMPETITION -- AND THEN HAD TO EAT THEIR ENTRIES! 20 CARS GOT IN THE RACE.
THE CULINARY CREATIONS ARE REQUIRED TO ROLL DOWN A SLOPE WITH POINTS FOR HOW FAR THE CAR TRAVELS AND IF IT STAYS TOGETHER.

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LETTERMAN'S NEXT.... WITH ACTRESS JESSICA BIEL.
HAVE A SAFE NIGHT EVERYONE.


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