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DOWNTOWN MACON'S STILL JAMMING AT THIS HOUR... WITH THE SOUNDS OF LOCAL ARTISTS... GIVING THE COMMUNITY SOMETHING TO BRAG ABOUT.

GOOD EVENING, AND THANKS FOR JOINING US... I'M CANDACE ADORKA.

YOU'RE WATCHING EYEWITNESS NEWS AT ELEVEN.

SOME DOWNTOWN MACON BUSINESSES WILL BE KEEPING LATE HOURS TONIGHT... AS MUSIC FANS JAM AT THE ANNUAL CONCERT CRAWL.

THE MUSIC-FEST IS PART OF THE ANNUAL BRAGG JAM EVENT, WHICH BRINGS MUSICIANS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY TO MACON'S STAGES, PUBS, AND OUTDOOR VENUES.

13-W-M-A-Z'S AUSTIN LEWIS BRINGS US SOME OF THE HARMONY.

BRAGG FEST WAS INSPIRED BY THE LATE BRAX AND TATE BRAGG.

THE BROTHERS LIVED AND MADE MUSIC IN MACON... AND TRAVELLED AROUND THE COUNTRY.

THE ARTS AND MUSIC FESTIVAL HAS GIVEN MORE THAN 150-THOUSAND DOLLARS BACK TO LOCAL CHARITIES IN HONOR OF THE BROTHERS.

PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT THE OCMULGEE HERITAGE TRAIL AND OTHER LOCAL ART EFFORTS.

WHILE MACON ENJOYS THE SOUNDS OF BRAGG JAM... THE BALLPARK ECHOES WITH THE CRACKS OF BATS AND SOUNDS OF CHEERING CROWDS THIS WEEKEND... AS LITTLE LEAGUE TOURNAMENT FEVER TAKES OVER WARNER ROBINS.

THIS MORNING, THE YOUNG LADIES REPRESENTING THE PEACH STATE WERE IN A WIN-TO-SURVIVE SITUATION.

GEORGIA LOST IT'S FIRST GAME ON FRIDAY TO FLORIDA AND HAD TO BEAT ALABAMA IN ORDER TO GET A SHOT AT THE SEMIFINALS.

THE RED AND NAVY DIDN'T WASTE ANYTIME GETTING ON THE BOARD, THOUGH.

THEY SCORED RIGHT OFF THE BAT IN THE TOP OF THE FIRST.

AND WENT ON TO A FOUR-TO-ONE WIN.

GEORGIA IS NOW FOCUSED ON NORTH CAROLINA.

THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO PLAY EACH OTHER ON THURSDAY, BUT RAIN PUT A DAMPER ON THAT GAME.

TOMORROW'S CONTEST IS AT NOON.. WITH A SPOT IN THE SEMI-FINALS ON THE LINE.

YOU'LL HEAR MUCH MORE ABOUT ALL THAT IN SPORTS... COMING UP.

IN OTHER NEWS OUT OF WARNER ROBINS, AN AIR CONDITIONER MALFUNCTION THAT SHUT DOWN CITY HALL FRIDAY HAS BEEN REPAIRED.

MAYOR CHUCK SHAHEEN SPOKE TO 13-W-M-A-Z TODAY.

HE SAID CREWS HAVE FIXED THE PROBLEM ... AND HOURS ... AND *TEMPERATURES* IN CITY HALL... WILL BE BACK TO NORMAL NEXT WEEK.

FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF JESSICA GHAWI GATHERED AT A MEMORIAL SERVICE IN SAN ANTONIO TODAY.

GHAWI WAS A 24-YEAR OLD ASPIRING BROADCASTER WHOSE DREAM OF DOING T-V SPORTS ... ENDED IN THE COLORADO THEATER SHOOTING LAST WEEK.

JAMES HOLMES... WHO'S THE SAME AGE AS HIS ALLEGED VICTIM... IS ACCUSED OF KILLING TWELVE PEOPLE IN THE SHOOTING SPREE THAT ENDED JESSICA'S LIFE.

BUT HER BROTHER, JORDAN GHAWI... SAID AT HER FUNERAL... THAT TODAY WAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO REFOCUS ATTENTION AWAY FROM THE VIOLENCE... TO SOMETHING POSITIVE.

 

GHAWI: IF THIS COWARD COULD HAVE DONE THIS WITH THIS MUCH HATE IMAGINE WHAT WE CAN DO WITH THIS MUCH LOVE

IN OHIO TODAY.. MOURNERS GATHERED FOR A SERVICE HONORING MATT MCQUINN... WHO DIED PROTECTING HIS GIRLFRIEND.

AND THERE WAS A PRIVATE SERVICE FOR STAFF SERGEANT JESSE CHILDRESS, HELD IN COLORADO.

SIX OF THE VICTIMS HAVE BEEN LAID TO REST SO FAR.

SIX MORE FUNERALS ARE STILL TO COME.

REPUBLICAN WHITE HOUSE HOPEFUL MITT ROMNEY IS IN ISRAEL.

IT'S THE SECOND STOP ON HIS 3-COUNTRY OVERSEAS TOUR.

ROMNEY IS HOPING TO BOLSTER HIS FOREIGN POLICY CREDENTIALS.

THAT'S AFTER HIS STOP IN LONDON DIDN'T GO AS PLANNED, LEAVING THE CANDIDATE ON THE DEFENSIVE.

DANIELLE NOTTINGHAM FOLLOWED ROMNEY'S ITINERARY TO JERUSALEM.

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MITT ROMNEY ARRIVED IN JERUSALEM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT.

((NAT POP))

HE IS IN THE COUNTRY TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR ISRAEL. BUT HE IS ALSO COURTING JEWISH VOTERS.

EPUBLICAN MARC ZELL IS ONE OF 150,000 AMERICAN CITIZENS IN ISRAEL ELIGIBLE TO VOTE IN NOVEMBER'S ELECTION...AND HE'S BACKING ROMNEY.

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MARK ZELL/ REPUBLICANS ABROAD IN ISRAEL

"THE PRESIDENT HAS REALLY COOLED DOWN RELATIONS BETWEEN THE US AND ISRAEL, THAT'S A PROBLEM FOR US"

((VO))

ROMNEY HOPES SUPPORT FROM JEWISH VOTERS LIKE ZELL WILL HELP WIN VOTERS IN SWING STATES LIKE FLORIDA AND PENNSYLVANIA.

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MARK ZELL/ REPUBLICANS ABROAD IN ISRAEL

"THE REPUBLICAN PARTY UNDERSTANDS ITSELF, THE KIND OF VALUE REPUBLICANS ABROAD CAN BRING TO THE CAMPAIGN BACK HOME"

((ON CAM)))

DANIELLE NOTTINGHAM/ CBS NEWS/ JERUSALEM

"ROMNEY IS ALSO HERE IN JERUSALEM TO POLISH HIS FOREIGN POLICY CREDENTIALS. HE WILL DELIVER A MAJOR SPEECH AND MEET WITH TOP ISRAELI AND PALESTINIAN LEADERS"

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ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU IS A LONG TIME FRIEND . ROMNEY HOPES TO BENEFIT FROM PRESIDENT OBAMA'S STRAINED RELATIONSHIP WITH NETANYAHU OVER PALESTINIAN BORDERS AND IRAN.

BUT SOME DEMOCRATS IN ISRAEL SAY THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE'S MEETINGS ARE MORE SHOW THAN SUBSTANCE.

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HILLEL SCHENKLER, DEMOCRATS ABROAD ISRAEL

"HE'S SAYING THIS IS PRIMARILY A LEARNING TRIP. YOU CAN'T LEARN MUCH JUST SPENDING A DAY AND A HALF IN ISRAEL, ANOTHER DAY IN ENGLAND AT THE OLYMPICS AND THEN POLAND"

((VO))

ROMNEY WILL DELIVER SUNDAY'S SPEECH WITH JERUSALEM'S OLD CITY AS A BACK DROP. LATER HE WILL VISIT THE WESTERN WALL.

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PRESIDENT OBAMA WON 78 PERCENT OF THE JEWISH VOTE IN 2008.

WHILE SOME LUCKY SPORTS FANS TRAVELED TO LONDON FOR THE OLYMPICS THIS WEEKEND.. OTHERS TRAVELED THROUGH TIME... EXPLORING THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS GAMES.

THIS DISPLAY IS AT LONDON'S ROYAL OPERA HOUSE...

IT'S CALLED "THE OLYMPIC JOURNEY: THE STORY OF THE GAMES".

IT TELLS THE CHAMPIONSHIPS' TALE FROM ITS CREATION IN 776 B-C TO THIS YEAR'S COMPETITIONS.

"WE HAVE ALL THE TORCHES ON DISPLAY FROM THE BERLIN OLYMPICS IN 1936 RIGHT THE WAY THROUGH TO THE MODERN DAY AND THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE YOUR PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN WITH THE LONDON 2012 TORCH."

THE STORIES OF SIXTEEN INDIVIDUAL ATHLETES... INCLUDING STEVE REDGRAVE AND JESSE OWENS, PLAY OUT THROUGH INTERVIEWS... HISTORIC FOOTAGE... PHOTOGRAPHS AND ARTIFACTS.

THE EXHIBIT IS A COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE OLYMPIC MUSEUM IN LAUSANNE, THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, AND B-P.

NOW WHILE ALL EYES ARE ON LONDON... ONE PAIR... WATCHING CLOSELY... BELONGS TO ALEX TARIC... WHOSE SETTING AN OLYMPIC RECORD OF HIS OWN... EVEN THOUGH IT'S BEEN SEVENTY-SIX YEARS SINCE HE COMPETED.

ELIZABETH COOK INTRODUCES US TO THE WORLD'S OLDEST OLYMPIAN.

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FOR ALEX TARICS THE OLYMPICS ARE MORE THAN 2-AND-A-HALF WEEKS OF COMPETITION.

5:17 ALEX TARICS

WE JUST WANT TO SHOW THAT WE CAN DO BETTER STRONGER FASTER HIGHER...TO ACHEIVE SOMETHING WHICH IS IN REACH OF EVERYBODY.

5:36

IF EVERYBODY WOULD BE DOING THAT PEOPLE WOULD BE LIVING IN PEACE AND THERE WOULD BE NO WAR

NEARLY 76 YEARS AGO TARICS WON GOLD IN WATER POLO FOR HIS NATIVE COUTRY OF HUNGRY. HE WAS KNOWN FOR BEING AN AMBIDEXTROUS SHOOTER.

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I WAS VERY EFFECTIVE SHOOTING

NOW 98 YEARS OLD, TARICS REMEMBERS HOW ADOLF HITLER USED THE 1936 BERLIN GAMES TO PROMOTE ARYAN SUPERIORITY...NEXT TO WINNING HIS GOLD MEDAL...THIS WAS THE MOMENT HE WILL NEVER FORGET.

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JESSE OWENS A BLACK MAN WON 4 GOLD MEDALS JESSE OWENS HAD SINGLE HANDEDLY DESTROYED THE NAZI DOCTRINE.

TARICS NOW LIVES IN BELVEDERE. TONIGHT THE BELEVEDERE TENNIS CLUB HOSTED AN OPENING CEREMONIES VIEWING PARTY IN HIS HONOR.

12:33 JAY POTTER, GM BELVEDERE TENNIS CLUB

HE ENVISIONS THE HUMAN SPIRIT AND USES THE OLYMPICS TO TEACH ALL OF US HOW TO COMPETE AND HOW TO BE GOOD HUMAN BEINGS

IN A FEW DAYS TARICS WILL FLY TO LONDON TO WATCH THE GAMES, AND HE HOPES TO BRING A LITTLE LUCK TO THE HUNGARIAN WATER POLO TEAM.

 

 

 

 

IN THE LAST THREE OLYMPICS THE HUNGARIANS WON GOLD EACH TIME AND NOW THIS IS THE FORTH

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ALEX TARIC NOW LIVES IN THE SAN FRANCISO BAY AREA.

PEPPERONI... ANCHOVIES... PINEAPPLE... OR HAM.

TINA DICKSON'S BEEN SERVING IT ALL FOR TWO DECADES NOW...

TODAY... AS A POPULAR MACON PIT-STOP TURNED TWENTY... WE TALKED TO THE OWNER ABOUT WHAT KEEPS CUSTOMERS COMING BACK TO INGLESIDE VILLAGE PIZZA.

<<"IT'S ABOUT TO COME OUT OF THE OVEN RIGHT NOW..."

 

THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE AT TINA DICKSON'S PIZZA SHOP IS CONSTANT... BUT SATURDAY... IT WAS A CELEBRATION.

 

"I MEAN WOW! 20 YEARS!"

 

 

 

OF 2 DECADES OF HARD WORK... "PRECISION CUT BALLS OF DOUGH..." GOOD TIMES... **LAUGHTER**... AND GOOD FOOD...**PIZZA SLICES**

 

 

 

 

DICKSON SAYS... AT THE AGE OF 29, SHE JUMPED INTO THE PIZZA BUSINESS BECAUSE SHE WASN'T HAPPY AT HER FULL TIME JOB.

 

"MY FIRST CUSTOMERS WERE THESE TWO LITTLE BOYS, RICH AND JOSIE. THEY RODE THEIR BICYCLES INFRONT OF THE BUILDIGN FOR BAOUT A HOUR AND A HALF BECAUSE THEY HAD TO BE OUR FIRST CUSTOMERS."

 

 

 

SINCE THEN... INGLESIDE VILLAGE PIZZA HAS WON MANY MORE HEARTS.

 

"THE GROOMS CAKE AT OUR WEDDING WA SINGLESIDE VILLAGE PIZZA, SO THAT WAS OUR WEDDING GIFT FROM TINA AND ACUTALLY IT WAS THE BIGGEST HIT OF THE WHOLE WEDDING RECEPTION.

 

 

 

IT'S ALSO WON RECOGNITION AMONG LOCAL CRITICS.

 

"I HAVE WON ALL THE FOODIE AWARDS FOR BEST PIZZA, MOST OF THE 11TH HOUR AWARDS FOR BEST PIZZA AND WHEN THE TELEGRAPH DOES THEIR BEST OF THE BEST I GENERALLY WIN BEST PIZZA."

 

 

 

BUT DICKSON SAYS THE HIGHEST ACCOLADES COME FROM THE CUSTOMERS.

 

"EVERYDAY THERE'S SOMEBODY WHO HASN'T BEEN HERE BEFORE. I MAKE SURE THEY COME BACK AND TELL ME WHAT THEY THINK AND EVERYBODY.... IT'S BEEN ALL GOOD."

 

 

 

SHE SAYS SHE AND HER EMPLOYEES WORK TO DELIVER GOOD FOOD... GOOD PRICES... AND GOOD SERVICE.

 

"PEOPLE OUTSIDE OF MACON ALWAYS KNOW ABOUT INGLESIDE VILLAGE PIZZA AND YES ITS A HUGE PART OF THE COOMUNITY."

 

 

 

IT'S A RECIPE THAT'S WORKED WELL SINCE 1992...

 

 

 

 

AS FOR THE FUTURE....

 

"KEEP ON GOING... KEEP ON GOING...">>

 

 

DICKSON HAS A SECOND LOCATION AT MERCER VILLAGE ON MONTPELLIER ROAD.

SHE DIDN'T SAY IF SHE'S PLANNING TO EXPAND ANY FURTHER.

 

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