Eyewitness News at 6pm, July 29th, 2012

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Every time you see a young girl smile, you think of your daughter, every time you see a lady being a lady she should be you think of that's the child that you imagine your daughter being
THOSE WORDS FROM FRANK DIXON... THE MAN ORGANZING A MEMORIAL FOR SLAIN MACON TEEN SHARBORA DANIELS...
THANKS FOR JOINING US I'M JENNIFER MOULLIET...

 

THE MEMORIAL DEDICATION WILL BE THIS THURSDAY...
IT'S IN HONOR OF SHAR'BORA DANIELS...THE TEEN KILLED WHEN A BULLET FIRED FROM OUTSIDE HER FATHER'S HOUSE...WENT THROUGH THE WALL...STRIKING HER IN THE HEAD.
AUSTIN LEWIS HAS THE STORY
FRANK DIXON OF MACON PEACEKEEPERS SAYS WHEN HE FIRST SAW SHAR'BORA DANIELS...HE COULDN'T HELP BUT THINK OF HIS DAUGHTER JA'NYA
Frank Dixon, Macon Peacekeepers: It really touched me because I toO had lost a daughter but it wasn't to violence it was to something I couldn't fight a brain tumor.
A LOSS THAT HE SAYS IS HARD FOR OTHERS TO UNDERSTAND.
Frank Dixon, Macon Peacekeepers: Every time you see a young girl smile, you think of your daughter, every time you see a lady being a lady she should be you think of that's the child that you imagine your daughter being so it's just a hole that will never be filled.
DIXON SAYS HE WANTED TO HELP SO HE ORGANIZED A CANDLELIGHT VIGIL...OUTSIDE THE DANIELS HOME...
Frank Dixon, Macon Peacekeepers: I actually set the vigil in place before I even talked to the family
THE DANIELS FAMILY SAYS HE'S HELPED WITH MORE THAN JUST THE VIGIL.
Alfred Daniels, Macon: After the funeral the cars coming by and things stop, he still been coming by and has been a great friend.
A FRIEND WHO KNOWS THE PAIN THEY FEEL WITHOUT SHY.
Alfred Daniels, Macon: You feel like you're the only one, you know like you have been picked on for a purpose or something, it's just glad to see somebody understand.

DIXON SAYS...SO SHY CAN INSPIRE OTHERS... HE'S PRENTING A PLAQUE IN HER HONOR AT MACON CITY HALL.
HE'S ALSO WORKING ON GETTING A MEMORIAL AT CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL.

Frank Dixon, Macon Peacekeepers: those young, young freshman year girls can see liek you know what I remember Shy, you know I've heard of her, she did some good things she had a bright future ahead of her, I think these type of things that even though they're tragic we can use this energy to try to provide some good.

AUSTIN LEWIS 13WMAZ EYEWITNESS NEWS.
DIXON SAYS HE'S ALSO ORGANIZING A BURIAL FUND FOR SHAR'BORA.
THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO COME TO CITY HALL ON THURSDAY AT 5 P-M FOR THIS DEDICATION.

 

 

 

THE AIR FORCE RESERVE COMMAND WILL GET A NEW LEADER TOMORROW.
LIEUTENANT GENERAL JAMES J-J JACKSON WILL TAKE OVER FOR LIEUTENANT GENERAL CHARLES STENNER JUNIOR IN A CEREMONY AT THE MUSEUM OF AVIATION'S CENTURY OF FLIGHT HANGAR.
AS COMMANDER... JACKSON WILL SUPERVISE 71-THOUSAND 4-HUNDRED RESERVISTS IN THE SELECTED RESERVE ASSIGNED TO COMMAND UNITS AND THE INDIVIDUAL MOBILIZATION AUGMENTEE PROGRAM.
THE CEREMONY STARTS AT NINE TOMORROW MORNING.

 

 

WORKERS AT WARNER ROBIS CITY HALL WILL RETURN TO WORK TOMORROW... AFTER A BROKEN AIR CONDITIONER SHUT THE BUILDING DOWN ON FRIDAY.
MAYOR CHUCK SHAHEEN TOLD 13 W-M-A-Z CREWS HAVE FIXED THE PROBLEM ... WHICH MEANS HOURS ... AND *TEMPERATURES* IN CITY HALL... WILL RETURN TO NORMAL NEXT WEEK.

 

 

AN ATLANTA COMPANY IS RECALLING SALSA SOLD UNDER THE TRADER JOE'S BRAND.
THE COMPANY SAYS ONIONS USED IN THE SAUCE WERE PROCESSED AT A PLANT WHERE TRACES OF LISTERIA WERE FOUND
SIMMERING SOUP INC... SAYS THE RECALL APPLIES TO MILD SALSA WITH A USE BY DATE OF AUG 9.
THE PRODUCTS SHIPPED TO STORES IN GEORGIA... NORTH CAROLINA.. SOUTH CAROLINA.. TENNESSEE AND SOUTHERN VIRGINA.
TRADER JOES HAS REMOVED THE RECALLED FOODS FROM STORE SHELVES.

 

 

FIRE CREWS IN NORTHWEST GEORGIA SPENT MOST OF SATURDAY BATTLING A LARGE BLAZE AT A PLASTIC RECYCLING COMPLEX IN SUMMERVILLE.
THICK BLACK SMOKE FROM THE FIRE PROMPTED OFFICIALS TO EVACUATE ANYONE WITHIN A QUARTER OF A MILE OF THE CENTER.
OFFICIALS SAY TWO FIREFIGHTERS SUFFERED HEAT-RELATED ILLNESSES BUT WERE TREATED AT THE SCENE.
THEY SAY AFTER FOUR HOURS... CREWS FINALLY STARTED TO GET THE FIRE UNDER CONTROL.
FIREFIGHTERS POURED IN FROM SIX OTHER COUNTIES TO HELP OUT.

 

 

FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2009, GEORGIA IS OFFERING PARENTS A TAX FREE WEEKEND ON BACK-TO-SCHOOL GOODS.
THE STATE WILL TEMPORARILY SUSPEND ITS COLLECTION OF THE SALES TAX ON FRIDAY AUG. 10 THROUGH SATURDAY AUGUST 11.
IT APPLIES TO GENERAL SCHOOL SUPPLIES...SOME PIECES OF CLOTHING AND COMPUTERS AS WELL AS COMPUTER ACCESSORIES.
GEORGIA STARTED ITS TAX HOLIDAY IN 2002 UNDER THEN-GOVERNOR... ROY BARNES.
BUT STATE LEADERS ENDED THE TAX HOLIDAY AS TAX COLLECTIONS PLUNGED DURING THE LAST RECESSION.
THE TAX HOLIDAY WAS REINSTATED THIS YEAR BY GOVERNOR... NATHAN DEAL.
LAWMAKERS SAID GEORGIA BUSINESSES WERE LOSING BACK-TO-SCHOOL SALES TO NEIGHBORING STATES WITH TAX HOLIDAYS.

 

 

FOR ONE LOCAL FARMER... IN ADDITION TO COTTON AND PEANUTS... THIS YEAR'S HARVEST WILL ALSO INCLUDE A MAJOR AWARD
HAWKINSVILLE FARMER BARRY MARTIN WAS NAMED GEORGIA FARMER OF THE YEAR BY THE SUNBELT FARM EXPO.
MARTIN PLANTS EVERYTHING FROM PEANUTS TO SUNFLOWERS ... AND WORKS ON MORE THAN 600 ACRES OF LAND... MOSTLY BY HIMSELF.
HE SAYS ALTHOUGH HE WAS SURPRISED TO HEAR HE WON THE AWARD... HE ATTRIBUTES HIS SUCCESS TO FINDING WAYS TO BOTH SAVE MONEY ... AND THE ENVIRONMENT.
The less you till the soil, the less carbon emissions that come out of the soil, the less co2 you put into the air, so its friendly to mother nature and her soil.
IN THE LAST YEAR ALONE... MARTIN'S PEANUT HARVEST WAS NEARLY THREE TONS PER ACRE.

 

 

 

AMERICAN KIM RHODE EARNED HER FIFTH OLYMPIC MEDAL TODAY IN LONDON AND BROKE A U-S RECORD IN THE PROCESS.
BIGAD SHABAN CAUGHT UP WITH HER INSIDE THE OLYMPIC PARK IN EAST LONDON AND EXPLAINS WHY THE LONG TIME SHOOTER WAS FORCED TO GET A NEW GUN FOR THE BIG MATCH.
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(--BROLL: TODAY PRESSER: Kim smiling with gold medal---)
SHOOTER KIM RHODE WORE A SMILE AND HER NEW GOLD MEDAL, AFTER ACCOMPLISHING WHAT NO AMERICAN OLYMPIAN EVER HAS
(---broll: file: Kim practicing at shooting range---)
SHE'S THE FIRST TO WIN MEDALS AT 5 CONSECUTIVE OLYMPIC GAMES IN A NON-TEAM SPORT.
(11-23)
(---SOT: TODAY INTV: KIM RHODE---)
:56
"It's overwhelming. it's just like pinching yourself, like is this real, it's just incredible, it just seems like a dream, no words to describe it, I'm just kinda in shock."
(---nats:file: PKG, TC: 03---)
"Pull (gun fires)"
RHODE IS A CALIFORNIA NATIVE WHO SPENDS ABOUT 8 HOURS A DAY ON THE RANGE, PULLING THE TRIGGER NEARLY 1,000 TIMES EACH PRACTICE.
(----NATS: FILE: pulling triggers and nats of shooting----)
WE TALKED TO RHODE IN CALIFORNIA JUST BEFORE SHE HEADED TO LONDON.
(---FILE: WALKING SHOT: Kim Rhode---)
45:05
"you know the nerves, haven't kicked in yet
WINNING HER FIFTH MEDAL WAS A DIFFERENT KIND OF CHALLENGE. THIS TIME SHE HAD TO USE A NEW GUN
(45-58)
(----Bridge, Bigad Shaban, CBS News---)
"THE ONE RHODE USED MOST OF HER LIFE....*AND* IN THE LAST FOUR SUMMER GAMES...WAS STOLEN AFTER THE 2008 OLYMPICS. POLICE RECOVERED IT A YEAR LATER, BUT BY THEN...AN ANONYMOUS DONOR IN HER HOMETOWN HAD ALREADY GIVEN HER A NEW GUN
(---SOT: TODAY INTV: KIM RHODE---)
8:26:19
"So many people helped me get to this point, it wasn't something I did on my own and to have them all be able to see it, it makes me cry."
(---NATS: FILE FROM PKG: Richard Rhode---50:23--)
"not bad, not bad!"
HER PROUD COACH- IS ALSO HER FATHER.
(1:12-1:15)
(----SOT: TODAY: Richard Rhode, Kim's Father----8:28:25----)
"Oh we're on cloud nine. I can breathe now .
RHODE WAS JUST 17 WHEN SHE SCORED HER FIRST MEDAL AND TOOK AIM AT BREAKING THE OLYMPIC RECORD.
NOW, 16 YEARS LATER...
(---BROLL: TODAY: KIM with medal letting down her hair--_)
SHE'S LETTING HER HAIR DOWN BEFORE TAKING AIM AT A POSSIBLE 6TH OLYMPIC MEDAL ON SATURDAY.
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FOR KIM RHODE'S SECOND AND FINAL EVENT AT THE SUMMER GAMES, SHE'LL COMPETE IN "WOMEN'S TRAP" NEXT WEEKEND...
COURTNEY LYLE WILL HAVE MORE FROM TODAY'S EVENTS... INCLUDING MICHAEL PHELPS TAKING ANOTHER STEP FORWARD TOWARDS HIS GOAL BECOMING THE MOST DECORATED OLYMPIAN... OF ALL TIME

 

 

HIS PAINTINGS ARE AMONG THE MOST WELL-KNOWN IN THE WORLD... JUST LIKE THE STORY OF HIS LIFE AND DEATH.
TONIGHT ON 60 MINUTES MORLEY SAFER TAKES A DEEPER LOOK INTO LEGACY OF VINCENT VAN GOGH.
YOU CAN WATCH THAT ENTIRE INTERVIEW TONIGHT RIGHT HERE ON 13WMAZ AT 7.

 

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