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Mega Parenting Event Planned for Kennesaw

KENNESAW -- One of America's leading parenting experts is coming to Kennesaw 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 Mount Paran Christian School on Monday, October 4.

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. She and her husband founded Atlanta-based Connect with Kids.

The event in Kennesaw costs $12 per person.  The agenda is as follows:

Mount Paran Christian School
Murray Arts Center

1275 Stanley Road
Kennesaw, GA 30152

Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested in Pennsylvania

WOODSTOCK, GA -- Woodstock police investigators were notified on Sept. 15 that Matthew Belcher, 38, the suspect identified in the robbery of a local Wachovia Bank, was arrested without incident by the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department in Pennsylvania.

The original incident occured on Thursday, July 29 at 5:00 p.m., when Woodstock police responded to a robbery at the Wachovia Bank at 12172 Highway 92, Woodstock, 30188. According to bank officials, the suspect entered the bank at approximately 4:55 p.m. He approached the teller, presented a note demanding a specific amount of money and threatened to harm employees and customers. He fled the bank in a gold Dodge Neon with New Jersey license plates.

Belcher, of Kennesaw, Georgia, will be held in Pennsylvania on fugitive warrants until extradition orders can be obtained.

He is charged with armed robbery.

Under Armour Athlete of the Week Nominees: Week 4

KENNESAW, GA -- The voting for Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.net's Under Armour Athlete of the Week is heating up. The poll closes Sunday, September 19, so make sure you vote for your favorite player. Who are this week's nominees?

Harrison running back Ryan Godhigh is nominated for his performance in his team's 31-13 win over Milton. The senior back carried the ball 20 times for 170 yards and three touchdowns, helping the Hoyas to their first win of the season. Harrison had previously lost to West Forsyth and Woodstock. With the win, Harrison dropped Milton to 1-2 on the season.

M.L. King quarterback Jonquel Dawson is nominated for throwing four touchdown passes in his team's huge win over Collins Hill. The Lions, who had lost to South Gwinnett in their season opener, beat the Eagles at Collins Hill, bringing them to a 1-1 record.

Collins Hill is now 1-2.

Kennesaw Playdate Draws Momslikeme Community

KENNESAW -- Members of the Atlanta.Momslikeme.com community took their conversation face to face during a playdate in Kennesaw on Wednesday | Related: Photo Gallery 

The moms, who had only met online on the social networking site, got together in person at a local bounce house.  While the children played on the equipment, the moms were able to find out more about each other and plan future get-togethers.

Atlanta.Momslikeme.com is home to 18,000 moms in the Metro Atlanta area.  The website offers daily deals, free coupons, events planning, great conversation and contests.

To find out more, visit the home pageAtlanta.Momslikeme.com.

KSU Owls Football to Take Flight

KENNESAW -- Kennesaw State University is moving ahead with starting a football team.

In a press conference at the suburban Atlanta university Wednesday, President Dan Papp announced he is launching a fundraising campaign to help create a pigskin program. He said the team could begin playing in 2014 if enough money is raised in the next couple of years.

In December, the university formed a committee headed by legendary University of Georgia football coach Vince Dooley to determine if the campus could take on the costly task of opening a college football program. Dooley says the program would cost several million to start and as much as $5 million a year to run.

The team would compete in the Football Championship Subdivision, formerly Division 1AA.

The university just north of Atlanta has nearly 23,000 students and has grown rapidly in recent years.

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:

Running for a Cause at Kennesaw State

KENNESAW, GA -- The third annual Run for Recovery 5K took place on Saturday, Sept. 11 on the campus of Kennesaw State University. Runners of all ages came out to tackle the 3.1 mile course in the beautiful late-summer weather.

After the race, participants were rewarded with T-shirts and treated to refreshments provided by race sponsors and local businesses. The top three men's and women's finishers received cash prizes.

The proceeds of the 5K went to the Collegiate Recovery Center, which provides KSU students with the resources for an alternative lifestyle to the one of drugs, alcohol and other risky behaviors, according to its website.

For more information about the CRC, email the center or call 678-797-2538.