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HELLO EVERYONE AND THANKS FOR JOINING US....I'M LEAH JOHNSON..
AND I'M FRANK MALLOY.
THIS IS EYEWITNESS NEWS AT SIX...


MORE THAN 22-HUNDRED PEOPLE DIE EVERDAY IN THE U-S FROM HEART DISEASE ACCORDING TO THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL.
THAT NUMBER IS STARTLING... BUT IT ALSO REVEALS AN OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR OWN HEART HEALTH.
FEBRUARY IS AMERICAN HEART MONTH... AND THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY... AS WELL AS EVERYDAY PEOPLE WANT YOU TO TAKE NOTICE.
THAT INCLUDES COACH CHIP MALONE FROM WARNER ROBINS.
HE DEDICATED HIS LIFE TO A CAREER OF COACHING HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL.. AND HE BELIEVES THE STRESS OF THAT JOB... ALMOST TOOK HIS LIFE TOO.
A 2010 HEART TRANSPLANT GAVE MALONE A NEW HEART... AND AS LORRA LYNCH JONES SHOWS YOU... A NEW REASON TO KEEP IT BEATING.

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Chip Malone: (7:50) "Before this happened, before the surgery, I could probably walk no more than 15-20 yards, before I had to stop and rest because I couldn't breath."
NOW KEEPING PACE WITH CHIP MALONE ON HIS FIVE MORNING WALKS A WEEK...
Chip Malone: (8:20) "Wednesdays is my rest day. Sundays, I go to church."
GETS YOUR BLOOD PUMPING QUICKLY.
Chip Malone: (8:40) "I'm walking for awareness, for people to understand heart disease is serious matter."
AND IT CAN CATCH-UP WITH THOSE WHO LEAST EXPECT IT.
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(31:50) "There were no warning signs. I was always a healthy individual."
FOR NEARLY 20 YEARS... MALONE LEAD THE WARNER ROBINS HIGH SCHOOL DEMONS TO HOOPS VICTORIES... FOOTBALL WINS.. AND GREEN TURF... GROOMING FOUR HOUSTON COUNTY FIELDS.
Chip Malone: (14:20) "I worked like a dog, doing the fields, coaching and teaching all at the same time."
IT WAS AT THE STADIUM... THAT THE YEARS CAUGHT UP WITH HIM.
(19:40) "I was over there watering the grass, and I just started feeling bad."
DOCTORS DIAGNOSED MALONE WITH DIABETES... CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE... AND SOON.. THE NEED FOR A NEW HEART.
Chip Malone: (23:00) "I really didn't want to hear that. Denial set in."
A CRACKED CHEST... 58 PROCEDURES... AND 50 DAYS IN THE HOSPITAL MADE IT REAL.
Chip Malone: (29:45) "It's hell to be honest with you. That's what it was like." (30:09) "To go through something like that, I don't wish it on nobody."
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HE PUT THAT IN INK... A THOUSAND TIMES OVER IN A BOOK ABOUT HIS HEART TRANSPLANT.
nats- Chip Malone: (9:40) "Cuz, look here."
OUR CAMERAS CAPTURED MALONE OPENING THE FIRST COPY... OF A "SECOND CHANCE".... THE TITLE AND HIS NEW MOTIVATION IN LIFE.
Chip Malone: (10:25) "God doesn't give everybody a second chance, so I'm going to make the best of it."
HIS FIRST HEART CAME WITH A LOVE OF COACHING...
(6:10) "There's somebody running for heart health.
THE SECOND DID TOO.
(11:10) "How you doing?"
IT'S JUST FOR A DIFFERENT SPORT.
(11:39) "Were talking heart health."
HE'S ENCOURAGING A TEAM OF EVERYONE HE ENCOUNTERS... TO GO THE DISTANCE WITH HEART HEALTH... SO THERE'S NO NEED FOR A SECOND CHANCE. >>

MALONE WILL BE APPEARING AT SEVERAL CENTRAL GEORGIA EVENTS TO TALK ABOUT HIS EXPERIENCE.... INCLUDING ONE SATURDAY MORNING AT MABLE WHITE BAPTIST CHURCH IN MACON.
IT'S PART OF THE GEORGIA HEART CENTER'S HEART FEST 2012.
WHILE YOU'RE AT THE FREE EVENT... YOU CAN GET AN ANGIOSCREEN... WHICH WE'RE ABOUT DEMONSTRATE FOR YOU HERE ON OUR CHEIF METEROLOGIST BEN JONES.

THIS TEST COSTS $50 AND TAKES SIX MINUTES... TO TELL YOU ABOUT YOUR RISK FOR HEART DISEASE AND STROKE.
AS MANY OF YOU KNOW... BEN HAS A FAMILY HISTORY OF HEART DISEASE.
HIS FATHER HAD A QUINTIPLE BY-PASS.. HIS GRANDFATHER A HEART TRANSPLANT... AND AT 37... BEN IS ON CHOLESTEROL MEDICATION.

- what does an angioscreen tell you? (heart rythm, condition of neck and leg arteries, blood pressure, and fitness level_
- is in an invasive procedure? (no)
- why should you get it done (let you know about your vascular condition)
- what should you do with the results if it shows some risk factors (take the cd and picture of your arteries to your personal physician)

- ultrasound - shows any risk for narrowing of the arteries from plaque, caused by cholesterol, wich can increase risk of stroke
- ABI or ankle brachial index - screens for blockage of arteries that go to the legs, shows risk for heart attack
- abdominal aortic aneurysm - shows expansion or ballooning of the aorta.

- how much does it cost?
- where can I get it done?

THANKS LORRA.
YOU CAN GET MORE INFORMATION ON THE ANGIOSCREEN TECHNOLOGY... BY CALLING THE GEORGIA HEART CENTER.
THAT NUMBER IS 1-800-627-2393.
AGAIN THAT'S 1-800-627-2393.
WE CAN ALSO CONNECT YOU TO EVENTS PROMOTING HEART HEALTH THROUGHOUT THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY.
YOU'LL FIND THOSE INSIDE THIS STORY ON OUR WEBSITE.. 13-WMAZ-DOT-COM.

A JUDGE DENIED BOND FOR ONE OF THE SEVEN TEENAGERS ACCUSED OF A RAPE AT NORTHEAST HIGH SCHOOL.
THE LAWYER FOR ANTONIO DEAUNDRY JACKSON....ANDREW FOSTER SAID HIS CLIENT HAS TIES TO THE COMMUNITY... AND WASN'T A FLIGHT RISK.
BUT JUDGE ED ENNIS ORDERED JACKSON TO REMAIN IN THE BIBB COUNTY JAIL.
ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY JOHN REGAN TOLD THE JUDGE, JACKSON ADMITTED TO BEING IN THE BATHROOM... AND REGAN SAYS WITNESSES SAW HIM ENGAGED IN SEXUAL ACTS...
HE SAYS JACKSON WAS ALSO IDENTIFIED BY THE VICTIM...
JACKSON ALSO FACES CHARGES OF RAPE AND AGGRAVATED SODOMY... FILED BY THE MACON POLICE DEPARTMENT.
SEVEN TEENS IN ALL FACE CHARGES FOR THE ALLEGED RAPE AT NORTHEAST HIGH SCHOOL ON JANUARY 19TH. THREE SUSPECTS ARE JUVENILES.

ON TUESDAY CAMPUS POLICE CHIEF STEPHANIE PRATER WAS PLACED ON LEAVE... THE SAME DAY SUPERINTENDENT ROMAIN DALLEMAND SAID HE WAS UNAWARE CAMPUS POLICE WAS HANDLING THE RAPE INVESTIGATION AT NORTHEAST HIGH SCHOOL...
BUT PRATER'S LAWYER SAYS SHE REPORTED TO THE SUPERINTENDENTS LEADERSHIP TEAM THROUGHOUT THE INVESTIGATION...
BRITTINY BARBER SPOKE TO HER ATTORNEY CHARLES COX...
BRITTINY WHAT DID HE SAY?
PRATER IS STILL BEING PAID BY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT ACCORDING TO HER LAWYER ... AND HE SAYS HE EXPECTS HER TO CONTINUE TO BE PAID...
CHARLES COX TOLD ME TODAY... HE EXPECTS WHEN ALL THE FACTS COME OUT... THAT PRATER WILL BE REINSTATED TO HER POSITION...
HE SAID TO HIS KNOWLEDGE... THE DISTRICT DID NOT CONDUCT AN INVESTIGATION BEFORE SUSPENDING PRATER TUESDAY... IN THE WAKE OF A SEXUAL ASSAULT INVESITGATION THAT LEAD TO THE ARREST OF SEVEN TEENS...
I ALSO SPOKE TO PRATER'S FATHER AT HIS HOME...
HE WOULD NOT GO ON CAMERA... BUT SAID SHE'S BEEN WITH BIBB COUNTY CAMPUS POLICE FOR ABOUT 15 YEARS... BEFORE THAT SHE WORKED IN LAW ENFORCEMENT IN BALDWIN COUNTY... AND IN THE AIR FORCE...
HE SAYS HE HAS NO DOUBT SHE HANDLED THE RAPE INVESTIGATION APPROPRIATELY...
HER FATHER TOLD ME PRATER IS A PROFESSIONAL AND ETHICAL PERSON... AND NOTHING SHE'S ACCUSED OF WILL HOLD UP...
HE WOULD NOT EXPLAIN EXACTLY WHAT HE WAS REFERRING TO THAT SHE WAS ACCUSED OF... BUT HE DID SAY SHE FOLLOWED DISTRICT PROCEDURE DURING THE INVESTIGATION...
THANKS BRITTINY...
DALLEMAND SAID TUESDAY PRATER MADE THE DECISION TO NOT INVOLVE MACON POLICE.

TOMORROW AFTERNOON.. THE BIBB COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION WILL HOLD A CALLED MEETING TO DISCUSS SUPERINTENDENT ROMAIN DALLEMAND'S STRATEGIC PLAN FOR SCHOOLS.
IT'S CALLED... "THE MACON MIRACLE."
WE PLAN TO HAVE AN EYEWITNESS NEWS CREW AT THE MEETING.. AND WILL BRING YOU DEVELOPMENTS TOMORROW NIGHT ON EYEWITNESS NEWS AND ON 13WMAZ DOT COM.

LAMAR COUNTY AUTHORITIES SAY TWO TEENAGE GIRLS.. INCLUDING ONE FROM MONROE COUNTY... WERE ABDUCTED OVERNIGHT BY TWO 19-YEAR-OLD MEN.
THE LAMAR COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IDENTIFIES THE MISSING GIRLS AS 14-YEAR-OLDS AMBER HENRY OF HIGH FALLS AND KIRSTEN KAMRADT OF BARNESVILLE.
A SHERIFF'S NEWS RELEASE SAID THE GIRLS ARE CONSIDERED TO BE IN DANGER FROM THEIR ABDUCTORS.
IT SAYS THE MEN MAY HAVE TAKEN THE GIRLS TO TENNESSEE OR NORTH CAROLINA.
AUTHORITIES SAY THE MEN MAY BE TRAVELING IN A 2000 WHITE BUICK PARK AVENUE SEDAN WITH GEORGIA LICENSE PLATES B-P-R-2-6-9-0.
IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION... CONTACT THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING AND EXPLOITED CHILDREN AT 1-800-843-5678
AGAIN.. THAT'S 1-800-843-5678

THE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD'S PRELIMINARY REPORT HAS NO CONCLUSIONS ABOUT WHAT CAUSED THE PLANE CRASH THAT KILLED COLISEUM HEALTH SYSTEMS C-E-O ALLEN GOLSON.
GOLSON WAS AT THE CONTROLS OF A CESSNA 340-A... WHEN IT CRASHED SHORT OF THE OCALA FLORIDA AIRPORT LAST FRIDAY.
HIS WIFE CAROL SURVIVED THE CRASH.
THE REPORT SAID THE LANDING-GEAR HANDLE WAS IN THE RETRACTED POSITION... AS INVESTIGATORS HAD PREVIOUSLY REPORTED .
THE REPORT DID NOT SAY WHETHER THAT WAS SIGNIFICANT..
THE N-T-S-B SAYS THE REPORT IS PRELIMINARY... AND COULD BE CORRECTED OR UPDATED AS THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES. AND TODAY'S 13 WMAZ DOT COM WEB POLL ASKS...

AND TODAY'S 13 WMAZ DOT COM WEB POLL ASKS...
HAVE YOU EVER HAD A HEART HEALTH SCREENING?
SO FAR 51 PERCENT OF YOU SAY NO.
AND 49 PERCENT SAY YES.
TO VOTE NOW.. VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT 13 WMAZ DOT COM.. AND LOOK FOR THE WEB POLL QUESTION ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF OUR HOMEPAGE.


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