Friday, June 8, Eyewitness News at 6

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HELLO EVERYONE AND THANKS FOR JOINING US....I'M FRANK MALLOY.
AND I'M LEAH JOHNSON... HERE AT CENTRAL CITY PARK WHERE THE BUZZ IS BUILDING OVER THE FILMING OF THE JACKIE ROBINSON BIOPIC "42"... AND HARRISON FORD'S ARRIVAL IN MACON.
frank chat with leah
MOVIE CREWS AND EXTRAS DESCENDED ON LUTHER WILLIAMS TODAY... FOR FITTINGS AND FILMING.
THE ROAD THROUGH CENTRAL CITY PARK WAS BLOCKED...AND MACON POLICE STOOD BY AS LIGHTING TRUCKS....CARS...AND OTHER PRODUCTION VEHICLES HEADED TO LUTHER WILLIAMS FIELD.
EVEN A FEW CLASSIC CARS ROLLED THROUGH.
WE SAW SOME BALL PLAYERS AT THE PARK...IN FULL 1940S WARDROBE.
SOME EXTRAS CAME HERE FOR FITTINGS.
WE TALKED TO SOME OF THEM ABOUT HOW MACON ARTISTS AND WARDROBE TEAMS TRANSFORMED THEM INTO CHARACTERS FROM A DIFFERENT ERA.
Katlin Passmore:I'm gonna have hot rollers, the little ones that you sleep in, have to sleep in and come in with the rollers in and all and she says she'll take it from there.
Nadine Bone, Atlanta: I;m going to be wearing I want to say a yellowish, nice blouse with an off-white jacket, very professional looking but appropiate for that time setting with a nice white skirt with matching shoes.
WE ALSO CAUGHT UP WITH ONE BALL PLAYER...WHO SAYS HE GOT TO BE IN A SCENE WITH HARRISON FORD.
Tony Baker, aTLANTA: (7:40) "He seemed like a laid back guy, funny. Joking around. Had a couple of mess up scenes and everthing."
THE MOVIE STILL NEEDS PAID EXTRAS... BUT YOU DON'T HAVE A LOT OF TIME TO GET IN ON THE FUN.
THE CASTING COMPANY NEEDS 100 SPOTS FILLED BY THE END OF TODAY....
We're currently casting for background artists for the feature film "42." We need males, females 18 and older, African American caucasian. All you have to do is email into clcastingmacon@gmail.com. Send us three pictures, your age, your height, your weight and all your contact information. We'll get cha a call and we'll get cha on set and we'll have a great time.
ATTORNEY AND AUTHOR CARL WILSON WROTE A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE MINOR LEAGUES IN MACON...CALLED "MACON PLAYS AT HOME TONIGHT"...
THE BOOK HIGHLIGHTS A SPECIAL EXHIBITION GAME PLAYED AT LUTHER WILLIAMS FIELD BACK IN 19-49..
THE STAR ATTRACTION...JACKIE ROBINSON.
THANKS LEAH... WE'LL CHECK IN WITH YOU AGAIN IN JUST A FEW MINUTES.

CENTRAL CITY PARK ISN'T THE ONLY PLACE IN MACON GETTING A BIT OF HOLLYWOOD FLAVOR TODAY.
DOWNTOWN ON SECOND STREET... CREW MEMBERS BUILT AND TESTED A SIMULATOR TO CREATE RAIN.
IT HAPPENED OUTSIDE ANDERSON JEWELERS.
IN THE MOVIE... SOME CHARACTERS WILL GET CAUGHT IN THE RAIN...AND DUCK INTO THE STORE.
THE MOVIE MAKERS PLAN TO FILM THAT SCENE.....LATE NEXT WEEK.

IF YOU WANT TO FOLLOW THE COVERAGE OF 42... VISIT OUR WEBSITE.. 13WMAZ DOT COM.
SCROLL DOWN THE HOMEPAGE AND CLICK ON THE FILMING OF 42 LINK.
YOU'LL SEE OUR MOST RECENT VIDEO... BIOS OF THE CAST... STORIES.. PHOTOS AND MORE.
AND... IF YOU'RE FOLLOWING THE ACTION ON TWITTER... OR CHATTING ABOUT IT YOURSELF... BE SURE TO USE THE HASH TAG 42 MOVIE

MACON CITY COUNCILMAN TOM ELLINGTON AND BIBB COUNTY COMMISSION CANDIDATE TOM WAGONER DISAGREE ON WHETHER A CONSOLIDATED CITY AND COUNTY GOVERNMENT WOULD BE CHEAPER AND MORE EFFICIENT.
THEY BOTH SPOKE IN A DISCUSSION SPONSORED BY THE MACON NAACP CHAPTER.
WAGONER BELIEVES A MERGED GOVERNMENT COULD CUT SPENDING BY TWENTY PERCENT....BY STARTING AT THE TOP.
BUT ELLINGTON.. CHAIR OF THE CITY'S APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE.. SAYS THAT'S ABOUT THIRTY-ONE MILLION DOLLARS.. AND THAT CAN'T BE DONE.
Tom Ellington, Opposes Consolidation: You're not going to get that simply cutting at the top. Even if you simply eliminate, for the sake of argument, the entire mayor's budget, that entire office, and the entire city council budget.
Tom Wagoner, Supports Consolidation; I only need one CFO, I don't need two.That's a six figure income. so it'll go a hundred and something thousand. I only need one human resource person, not two. That's a hundred and something thousand..
ABOUT THIRTY PEOPLE ATTENDED THE DEBATE...AT MACON CITY.

THE LONE SURVIVOR OF LAST WEEK'S RECENT DEADLY ACCIDENT AT THE IGNICO DRIVE CROSSING IN HOUSTON COUNTY.. IS OUT OF THE HOSPITAL.
BIBB CORONER LEON JONES SAYS.. THE DRIVER.. WILLIE LYONS.. WHO WAS CRITICALLY INJURED ON MAY 27TH .. WILL HAVE TO RETURN TO THE HOSPITAL FOR SURGERY.
HIS DAUGHTER...7 WEEK OLD DAUGHTER KINSLEY REID...AND THE CHILD'S MOTHER 31 YEAR OLD DONNELLE REID DIED WHEN A TRAIN STRUCK THEIR CAR.

WHEN THE HEALTH INSPECTOR VISITS CENTRAL GEORGIA RESTAURANTS... SOME DON'T QUITE MAKE THAT PERFECT SCORE.
WE'RE IN BIBB COUNTY FOR THIS WEEK'S RESTAURANT RATINGS... STARTING OFF WITH OUR LOW SCORES... WHICH WERE ALL IN THE LOW 80'S.
CHECKER'S DRIVE-IN AT 91 SPRING STREET MADE AN 83... COMING AFTER AN 85 ON ITS LAST INSPECTION.
THE REPORT SAID TOXIC SUBSTANCES WERE NOT PROPERLY IDENTIFIED... STORED OR USED.
MOON'S WINGS AND SEAFOOD AT 13-98 GRAY HIGHWAY ALSO MADE A B ON ITS LATEST INSPECTION... AN 82.
THAT COMES AFTER A 91 ON THE INSPECTION BEFORE.
THE INSPECTOR SAID FOOD WAS NOT HELD AT THE PROPER TEMPERATURE... AND SOME ITEMS WERE NOT DATE-MARKED.
WAFFLE HOUSE AT 4475 OCMULGEE EAST BOULEVARD MADE AN 81 ON ITS MOST RECENT INSPECTION.... AND A 90 ON THE ONE BEFORE.
ACCORDING TO THE REPORT... THE PERSON IN CHARGE WASN'T PRESENT... DIDN'T DEMONSTRATE KNOWLEDGE... OR DIDN'T PERFORM THEIR DUTIES.
THE REPORT NOTES THAT AS A RISK FOR FOODBORNE ILLNESS.
NOW FOR A LOOK AT OUR TOP SCORES... AND GOLDEN SPATULA NOMINEES.
FRANCAR'S AT 1365 LINDEN AVENUE MADE A PERFECT SCORE... COMING AFTER ANOTHER PERFECT SCORE ON THE INSPECTION BEFORE.
JENEANE'S CAFE AT 524 MULBERRY STREET MADE A 99 ON ITS LATEST INSPECTION... ON THE HEELS OF A 92 FOR THE INSPECTION BEFORE.
AND TOKYO ALLEY RESTAURANT AT 574 MULBERRY STREET LANE MADE A 97... AFTER A 90 ON THE INSPECTION BEFORE.
TONIGHT AT 11... WE'LL AVERAGE OUR NOMINEES' PAST FIVE SCORES... TO REVEAL THIS WEEK'S GOLDEN SPATULA WINNER.
AND FOR ALL THE SCORES IN YOUR AREA... JUST VISIT 13WMAZ DOT COM AND LOOK FOR RESTAURANT RATINGS UNDER THE FEATURES TAB ON THE HOMEPAGE.

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