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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:

Parasailing Accident Kills Georgia Woman

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- A Lawrenceville woman who was injured while parasailing on Clearwater Beach, Fla. on September 5th has died from her injuries.

According to Florida Fish and Wildlife service, Alejandra White and Shaun Ladd were parasailing with Sky Screamer Parasail when it began to rain. As the wind picked up, the boat's operator began to rein in the parasailers. According to the official report, White and Ladd were 50 feet above the water when the winch failed and they flew to the end of the line, snapping it.

Photo Gallery: Parasailing accident on Clearwater Beach

Ladd was able to release himself from the line, but White could not and she was dragged across the beach , striking a volleyball post.

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.

Call Center Jobs Open in Lawrenceville

Lawrenceville, GA -- Manpower Inc. is looking to fill 130 call center jobs for an accounting software company in Lawrenceville.

The opportunity is a three-to-five month temp-to-permanent assignment starting September 27.

The client will provide a paid training class as part of the hiring process, according to Manpower.

Applicants must be able to pass a Windows troubleshooting and basis accounting principles assessment as part of the skills requirement.

Permanent salaries are likely to be in the 28K-32K range.

Selected candidates will be responsible for answering calls and assisting clients and customers with product knowledge and inquiries.

The client is a market leader in the supply of software products to small and medium-sized businesses.

The work location is "state of the art," according to Manpower.

Weekend Lane Closures and Alternates

Weekend Lane Closures

September 10 - 13, 2010

TRAVEL ALERTS
DeKalb: Major Roadwork on I-20 EB This Weekend
9 pm Fri - 5 am Mon: Two left lanes closed on I-20 eastbound between 1 mile east of Wesley Chapel Rd. and 1 mile east of Panola Rd. Two travel lanes open at all times. Motorists should expect heavy delays during these hours and are strongly advised to use alternate routes.

I-20 Eastbound Alternate (North of I-20) : Exit onto Candler Road and go left. Follow Candler road to Glenwood Road. Go right onto Glenwood Road and follow to Covington Hwy. Go right onto Covington Hwy and follow to Evans Mill Road. Go right and follow back to I-20 Eastbound.

Under Armour Athlete of the Week Nominees: Week 3

TUCKER, GA -- Voting is open for the Under Armour Athlete of the Week and there are three completely different players up for the award.

The three nominated players all play different positions in different classifications and are nominated for different things.

The first on the list is Lovett quarterback Hunter Budd. The senior signal caller led his 2A team to a convincing 41-6 win over 3A Towers. Budd accounted for six total touchdowns - four passing and two on the ground - in the game. He also completed 16-of-20 passes for over 220 yards.

FBI Seeks 2 Armed Bank Robbers

ATLANTA -- The FBI is seeking two wig-wearing suspects believed to be involved in a series of recent armed bank robberies in Metro Atlanta.

FBI Special Agent in Charge Brian Lamkin says the suspects
struck again Wednesday, robbing a Wachovia bank branch in Snellville. They were wearing masks and shoulder-length black wigs and brandishing hand guns.

Agent Lamkin says no one was injured, but one shot was fired into the bank's ceiling by one of the robbers.

Witnesses told police they saw the men leaving in a Dodge Magnum. Authorities are searching for two black males, one who is 20 to 30 years old and the other who is 20 to 25 years old.

Seven similar robberies have taken place over the last few weeks.

Anyone with information is urged to call the FBI at
404-679-9000.