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Mega Parenting Event Planned for Forsyth

CUMMING, Ga. -- One of America's leading parenting experts is coming to Forsyth County for an event aimed at helping parents  raise principled, purposeful kids in today's complex world.

John Rosemond, whose nationally-syndicated column appears weekly in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, will join with Connect With Kids founder Stacey Dewitt for the program at South Forsyth High School on Saturday, October 2.

Rosemond has written 14 books on parenting.  DeWitt is an attorney, an award-winning journalist, and mom who regularly appears as a parenting expert on 11Alive News and on other news outlets nationwide.

The event at South Forsyth High School costs $20 per person or $35 per couple.  The agenda is as follows:

South Forsyth High School
Gymnasium

Week Four's Game of the Week Nominees

JOHNS CREEK, GA -- Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.net's Game of the Week will be tough to predict no matter which match-up fans pick.

The first nominee for Game of the Week is Creekview at Chattahoochee. While some teams have not played a single region game, these two teams have done nothing but battle teams within their region.

2-1 Creekview beat Region 7-4A opponents Sequoyah and Northwest Whitfield in a couple of low-scoring games, then, most recently, lost to Lambert by 10 points. Chattahoochee, a 2-0 team, beat Lambert 31-7 in their season opener and topped Forsyth Central 35-14 in their home opener.

Green Light, Yellow Light, Red Light For Seafood At Whole Foods

ATLANTA -- The figures are staggering -- and frightening.

Since 1950, the numbers of all the large fish in the oceans, from marlin and bluefin tuna, to cod and flounder, have dropped by 90 percent.

Overfishing and the destruction of ocean environments are responsible.

If the fish populations ever recover, it will be because consumers change their buying and eating habits. The marketplace seems to realize that.

For some, Whole Foods is like the Disneyworld of supermarkets -- bright colors, sparkling displays,exotic foods. But in the seafood department, there is a decidedly adult message.

"Well our point is to really work on developing more sustainable practices with seafood," said Whole Foods' Alisha Cave. "We want to get rid of the overfishing and the bycatch that's going on."

Whole Foods has joined the growing number of grocery chains changing the way they sell seafood.

Game Fans Expected To Line Up For New Halo

ATLANTA -- More than 400 Best Buy stores around the nation, including two in Metro Atlanta, are set to open their doors at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday to begin selling Halo: Reach, the new title in Microsoft's Xbox 360 series.

The higly-promoted video game is a prequel to the science fiction action series with the story of a team of Spartans facing what promotional materials call "impossible odds" to save lives through their "great sacrifice and courage."

The game is rated "M" (Mature) and Best Buy says their associates will be checking IDs and will not sell the title to people under the age of 17.

Fans are expected to line up at the Alpharetta (975 North Point Drive, near North Point Mall) and Midtown (1201 Caroline Street, in the Edgewood Shopping District) stores beginning at 10:30 p.m. Monday.

Many Kids Need 2 Doses of Flu Vaccine

ATLANTA -- While most people will need only one flu shot or spray to guard against H1N1 and the seasonal flu, this year, many children will need two, according to the CDC.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends two doses of 2010-11 flu vaccine for children 6 months through 8 years of age unless they received at least one dose of 2009 H1N1 vaccine last flu season and at least one dose of seasonal vaccine prior to the 2009-2010 flu season or two doses of seasonal flu vaccine last flu season.

The first dose "primes" the immune system, while the second dose provides immune protection, according to the CDC. The second dose should be given 28 or more days after the first dose.

North Atlanta Pediatrics explains it this way on its website:

Fulton, DeKalb Offer Flu Vaccines

ATLANTA -- Flu season is on the way, and for the first time ever, the CDC is recommending that everyone over the age of six months get vaccinated.

Most people will need only one dose this year. But children may still need two, and older adults might consider getting a super potent vaccine.

On Monday morning, the Fulton County Health Department and the DeKalb County Health Department began offering the vaccine at several different health centers.

This year's flu season will be dramatically different from last year's season.

This time last year, the swine flu season was in full swing, and the vaccine for H1N1 was not available. It didn't come out until October, and even then it was really tough to find.

This year, there is one vaccine out now that's designed to guard against the regular flu and H1N1, and there is plenty of it to go around.

In fact, drug stores started offering the vaccine last month.

Mendenhall's TD in OT leads Steelers over Falcons

Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Rashard Mendenhall broke off a 50-yard game-
winning touchdown run on the Steelers' first play of overtime as Pittsburgh
persevered for a 15-9 win over Atlanta in a defensive battle at Heinz Field.

After the Falcons faltered on the first possession of OT, Michael Koenen's
poor 36-yard punt from the 14-yard-line gave the Steelers prime field
position.

Mendenhall wasted little time in making it count, bursting through a hole off
right tackle sealed off by a textbook block from tight end David Johnson on
his way to the end zone.

Mendenhall ended with 120 yards on 22 carries while Hines Ward came up huge
for Dennis Dixon with six catches for 108 yards.