Sunday, February 5, Eyewitness News 11

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



MACON POLICE FOUND A MAN DEAD IN HIS APARTMENT EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.
POLICE SPOKESWOMAN JAMI GAUDET SAYS AROUND 5 A-M....
OFFICERS RESPONDED TO A CALL AT CHERRY HILL APARTMENTS ON OLD CLINTON ROAD.
GAUDET SAYS WHEN POLICE ARRIVED THEY FOUND 28-YEAR-OLD ANTONIO BROWN DEAD IN HIS BEDROOM.
SHE SAYS BROWN'S 35-YEAR-OLD ROOMMATE... BOBBY LEE ROZIER STABBED BROWN TO DEATH.
GAUDET SAYS ROZIER WAS CHARGED WITH FELONY MURDER.
HE IS BEING HELD AT THE BIBB COUNTY JAIL.


INVESTIGATORS WITH THE BIBB COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE ARRESTED TWO MEN SATURDAY AND CHARGED THEM WITH TRAFFICKING COCAINE.
THAT'S ACCORDING TO A NEWS RELEASE FROM THE BIBB COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE.
THE RELEASE SAYS 46-YEAR-OLD STEVEN JAMES BESSO AND 41-YEAR-OLD KENNETH MIQUEL SPIGNER WERE FOUND WITH 6 OUNCES OF POWDER COCAINE.
IT SAYS THE DRUGS HAVE A STREET VALUE OF ABOUT 20 THOUSAND DOLLARS.
INVESTIGATORS ALSO SEIZED OVER 900 DOLLARS IN CASH.
THE MEN ARE BEING HELD AT THE BIBB COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT CENTER.




FOOTBALL FANS ACROSS THE COUNTRY TUNED IN TONIGHT... FOR ONE OF THE BIGGEST GAME'S OF THE YEAR... DARNAY TRIPP HAS A RUNDOWN ON TONIGHT'S MATCH-UP BETWEEN THE PATRIOTS AND GIANTS.
IT WAS A REMATCH BETWEEN TWO TEAMS THAT HAD A THRILLER JUST FOUR SEASONS AGO... ELI MANNING OUTDUELED TOM BRADY IN SUPER BOWL 42... TONIGHT'S GAME DIDN'T DISAPPOINT...
BRADY AND THE PATRIOTS FOUND THEIR GROOVE LATE IN THE 1ST HALF AND LED 10-9 AT THE BREAK.... IN 3RD QUARTER HE SPOTTED ARON HERNANDEZ TO MAKE IT A 17-9 GAME......

UNDER 4 MINUTES LEFT... 17-15... MANNING DOWN THE SIDELINE TO MARIO MANNINGHAM... MAKES THE CATCH GOING OUT OF BOUNDS... CLEAR IN THE REVIEW HE GETS BOTH FEET DOWN... HUGE PLAY...

GIANTS DROVE IT INSIDE THE 10... BELICHIK HAS HIS 'D' ALLOW AHMAD BRADSHAW TO GET THROUGH FOR TD... 21-17...

LAST CHANCE FOR THE PATRIOTS... BRADY CHUCKS IT TO THE END ZONE... GETS DEFLECTED... AND FALLS INCOMPLETE...
GIANTS WIN ANOTHER CLASSIC, TAKING SUPER BOWL 46... 21-17...
WE'LL HAVE MORE HIGHLIGHTS FROM INDY COMING UP IN SPORTS.







FANS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY CAME OUT TO INDIANAPOLIS FOR THE SUPER BOWL.
BUT AS MANUEL GALLEGUS EXPLAINS... THOSE WHO COULDN'T GET A TICKET FOR THE GAME ARE MAKING THE MOST OF IT.
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PKG

(NATS)

Fans who couldn't get inside the Superbowl - got as close as they could.

(20:30:00)

THEY HUDDLED AROUND BIG SCEENS THEY SET UP THEMSELVES RIGHT OUTSIDE THE
STADIUM...

(NAT - CHEER)

(31:)

THIS GROUP BUSED IN FROM CHICAGO TO BE CLOSER TO THE ACTION

31:50 (SOT- )
rpq: "NEXT BEST THING TO BEING INSIDE." ans IT'S A LITTLE COLD OUR HERE -
OBVIOUSLY I'D LIKE TO BE OUTSIDE BUT WE GOT A NICE TV HERE AND SPEAKERS SO
WE'RE GOOD."

(NATS - 20: 28:16)

GIANTS FANS SEEM TO OUTNUMBER NEW ENGLAND FANS AROUND INDY...

29:44 (nat-sot)
"GO PATRIOTS."

BUT THE PATRIOTS ARE FAVORED TO WIN...HOPING TO AVENGE THEIR LOSS TO THE
GIANTS IN THE SUPERBOWL FOUR YEARS AGO.

20:30:50 (SOT - Joanna Kontoutakis/Patriots Fan)
"How could we not come, how could we not be part of history and support are
team."

(BRIDGE: Manuel Gallegus/CBS NEWS/Indianapolis, IN)

Plenty of die hard fans came to Indianapolis without a ticket for the big game.
But they wanted to be in the city to get just a piece of the superbowl
experience.

(NATS- GO PATS)

Just blocks from the big game - Fans from New England are calling the stadium
tavern home.

(NAT- "GO PATRIOTS")

Tim Reuter (rooter) was born and raised in Indiana but he is a unapologetic
Patriot fan.

56:33 (SOT- Tim Reuter/Stadium Tavern Owner)
"FOR ALL OF THIS TO COME TOGETHER IN INDIANAPOLIS ITS A DREAM IN A LIFETIME FOR ME."

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THE BATTLE BETWEEN THE GIANTS AND THE PATRIOTS WASN'T THE ONLY SHOWDOWN TONIGHT... ADVERTISERS PUT BIG BUCKS INTO THE COMMERCIALS.
A 30 SECOND SPOT AVERAGED ABOUT 3 POINT 5 MILLION DOLLARS.
FOLKS IN WASHINGTON D-C AND PHOENIX PAID EXTRA CLOSE ATTENTION TO TONIGHT'S ADS.
THEY WERE PARTICIPATING IN THE 20-12 U-S-A TODAY FACEBOOK SUPER BOWL AD METER.
FOCUS GROUPS RATED THE ADS AS THEY AIRED...
THE VIEWER POLLS TOP FIVE ADS... ARE... THE DORITOS DOG... THE VOLKSWAGON DOG STRIKES BACK... SKECHERS DOG... DORITOS BABY...AND THE M AND M'S COMMERICAL..
YOU CAN STILL VOTE IN A NATIONWIDE POLL OR SHARE THE ADS WITH YOUR FRIENDS UNTIL TUESDAY.
OUR SISTER PUBLICATION U-S-A TODAY WILL ANNOUNCE THE WINNER ON WEDNESDAY.
JUST VISIT AD-METER DOT U-S-A TODAY DOT COM TO CHECK IT OUT.


FANS INSIDE THE STADIUM AND AROUND THE WORLD WATCHED AS MADONNA ROCKED THE HALF-TIME SHOW.
*nats 3 secs*
THE MATERIAL GIRL WAS CARRIED TO THE STAGE ON A THRONE FOR HER OPENING SONG "VOGUE".
SHE WAS JOINED ON STAGE BY A GROUP OF FAMOUS GUESTS... INCLUDING L-M-F-A-O.. NICKI MINAJ... AND CEE-LO GREEN.
*nats 3 secs*
BEFORE THE GAME GOT UNDERWAY... FORMER AMERICAN IDOL WINNER.... KELLY CLARKSON BELTED OUT THE NATIONAL ANTHEM.
LAST YEAR... CHRISTINA AGUILERA MADE HEADLINES WHEN SHE FLUBBED A LINE IN THE SONG.






WHILE MANY PEOPLE IN CENTRAL GEORGIA... WERE GEARING UP FOR THE BIG GAME... SOME PEOPLE IN MACON WERE SINGING TO A DIFFERENT TUNE.
THE MACON CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN GUILD OF ORGANISTS GATHERED AT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH... DOWNTOWN FOR WHAT THEY CALL A SUPER BOWL OF HYMNS.
JENNIFER MOULLIET GIVES US A LOOK INSIDE.
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"CHOIR SINGING"
"THIS IS AN ANNUAL EVENT HERE IN MACON IT'S A LITTLE OVER AND HOUR SO THE SUPER BOWL FOLKS CAN BE AT EASE "LAUGHS""
"ORGAN"
"ORGAN IS THE ACCOMPIAMENT YES AND HAND BELLS."

"DING DONG"
"IT INCLUDES A VARIETY OF HYMNS AFRICAN AMERICAN SPIRITUAL, GLOBAL PSALMS, TRADITIONAL HYMNS"
"SINGING"
"WE DO HAVE A CHOIR OUR FESTIVAL CHOIR IS MADE UP OF SEVERAL OF THE AREA CHURCHES AS WELL AS OUR MACON A-G-O MEMBERS AND WE WERE EXPECTING MAYBE THIRTY-FIVE TO FORTY AND I THINK WE ENDED UP WITH ABOUT SEVENTY SO I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE A THRILLING SOUND THIS AFTERNOON."
"CLAPPING"
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HOPSON HAS COMPOSED OVER TWELVE HUNDRED SONGS.
ONE OF HIS SONGS WAS SELECTED BY A PANEL IN WASHINGTON D-C TO BE INCLUDED IN THE 19-76 AMERICAN BICENTENNIAL TIME CAPSULE... WHICH WILL BE OPENED AGAIN IN 20-76.





A STATE AUDIT SHOWS MILLIONS OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS WERE FUNNELED INTO TWO PROJECTS IN HOUSTON COUNTY AT THE END OF GOVERNOR SONNY PERDUE'S SECOND TERM.
THE A-J-C REPORTS THAT AN AUDIT SHOWS... 4 MILLION DOLLARS WENT TOWARD THE PURCHASE OF LAND KNOWN AS OAKY WOODS... THAT'S NEXT TO THE PROPERTY OWNED BY THE FORMER GOVERNOR.
THE REPORTS ALSO SHOW THAT ANOTHER 375 THOUSAND DOLLARS WAS DIVERTED TO FINISH THE GO FISH EDUCATION CENTER.. NEAR THE GEORGIA NATIONAL FAIRGROUND IN PERRY.
IN ALL... THE AUDIT FOUND THAT STATE OFFICIALS DIVERTED 185 MILLION DOLLARS... MOST OF THAT WOULD NORMALLY BE SUBMITTED TO LAWMAKERS.. BUT THE HOUSTON COUNTY PROJECTS WERE NOT.
THE DIVERSIONS WERE LEGAL.. BUT SOME OFFICIALS ARE PUSHING FOR A CHANGE.




THE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT IN ELBERT COUNTY SAYS THEY MAY HAVE TO CLOSE TWO OF THE COUNTY'S FIVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.
THE SCHOOL BOARD HAS ALREADY CUT THE SCHOOL WEEK TO FOUR DAYS TO SAVE MONEY.
THE SYSTEM HAS CUT MILLIONS FROM ITS BUDGET OVER THE PAST 3 YEARS BY ELIMINATING UNFILLED POSITIONS AND LAYING OFF EMPLOYEES.
ON FRIDAY... BIBB COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT ROMAIN DALLEMAND LAID OUT A FIVE-YEAR PLAN THAT ALSO CALLS FOR CLOSING SCHOOLS.
HE CALLS IT THE MACON MIRCALE... IT WOULD INCLUDE CLOSING UP TO 12 BIBB COUNTY SCHOOLS... AND CUTTING 300 TEACHER JOBS.
THIS MORNING DALLEMAND SPOKE AT SEVERAL MACON CHURCHES ABOUT HIS STRATEGIC PLAN.





THE REMAINING G-O-P HOPEFULS ARE NOW MOVING ON TO COLORADO... MINNESOTA AND MAINE.
MITT ROMNEY TOOK HOME HIS SECOND WIN A ROW.... IN THE NEVADA CAUCUSES YESTERDAY.
GEORGIA NATIVE....AND ROMNEY'S BIGGEST RIVAL.. NEWT GINGRICH HAS BRUSHED ASIDE ANY TALK OF ABANDOING HIS WHITE HOUSE RUN.
GINGRICH SAYS HIS PLAN IS SIMPLY TO FOCUS ON THE ISSUES.
My goal over the next few weeks is to draw a very sharp distinction between Romney's positions, which are very- the Wall Street Journal described them as timid and in terms of tax policies being like Obama. So I don't want to have a process campaign, I want to have an issue-oriented campaign and when we've been able to get those issues out in the open, we've done very very well.
GINGRICH SAYS IF ROMNEY DOES WIN THE NOMINATION HE WOULD SUPPORT HIM BECAUSE PRESIDENT OBAMA IS QUOTE, "UNACCEPTABLE."




DAYS AFTER A JUDGE RULED AGAINST HIM IN A CHILD CUSTODY HEARING... A FATHER BLEW UP HIS HOUSE ON PURPOSE... KILLING HIMSELF... AND HIS TWO SONS WHO WERE IN THE HOME.
AUTHORITIES SAY A CASE WORKER BROUGHT THE BOYS FOR A SUPERVISED VISIT... BUT JOSH POWELL BLOCKED HER FROM GETTING INSIDE THE HOUSE.
THEY SAY THE SOCIAL WORKER TOLD HER SUPERVISOR SHE COULD SMELL GAS... AND MOMENTS LATER THE HOUSE EXPLODED.
AN OFFICIAL WITH THE PIERCE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAID E-MAILS POWELL SENT AUTHORITIES SEEM TO CONFIRM THAT HE PLANNED THE DEADLY BLAST.
POWELL HAD BEEN FIGHTING TO RE-GAIN CUSTODY OF HIS KIDS.
HIS WIFE... SUSAN... DISAPPEARED IN DECEMBER 2009 UNDER SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES.
POLICE HAD CONSIDERED POWELL THE LONE "PERSON OF INTEREST."






HUNDREDS OF AVID HUNTERS AND FISHERMAN FLOODED THE AG CENTER IN PERRY.
TO GET A GLIMPSE AND STOCK UP ON ALL OF THE LATEST GEAR AT THE GREAT OUTDOOR SHOW.
nats : 04 turkey call
A COMBINATION OF THE GEORGIA WILDLIFE FEDERATION'S... FISH-O-RAMA AND TURKEY-RAMA... THIS GREAT OUTDOOR SHOW IS HELD IN PERRY EVERY FEBRUARY.
SHOWCASING... RODS..AND REELS.
THIS YEAR'S GUESTS OF HONOR WERE R-J AND J-PA... FROM THE HISTORY CHANNEL SHOW... SWAMP PEOPLE.
OLIN HUMPHRIES SAYS HE COMES TO THE EVENT EVERY YEAR TO SELL HIS HAND MADE TURKEY CALLS.
Olin Humphries, Eatonton: "We just come to display our work and custom call making that you can't go to any other store at your regular store and go and buy it's something unique."
THE EVENT STARTED FRIDAY AND WRAPPED UP THIS AFTERNOON.



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