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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

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.

Tired of Reading Murder Mysteries? Be a Part of One!

KENNESAW, GA -- The Atlanta housewives are dropping like fleas, and TV mogul Pyler Terry sees an opportunity to create another hit show: "Pyler Terry's The Dead Housewives of Atlanta."

The Kennesaw Police Explorers will be hosting the cast of Agatha's mystery dinner theater for a special fundraiser. Proceeds from this event benefit local youth interested in law enforcement with training, competitions and community involvement.

In this hilarious production, several stars of the hit TV show "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" have met strange and untimely ends. The most recent housewife to bite the big one is fan favorite Boo Boo Biggins, who died shortly after she bit the big "1" on her birthday cake while celebrating her tenth annual 31st birthday.

Kennesaw Police Chase Ends With Fatal Crash

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) -- Police in Kennesaw say a car being pursued by police struck a fence, killing a passenger.

The incident happened just before 4:00 a.m. Friday on Kennesaw Due West Road near Stilesboro Road.

Kennesaw police Sgt. Marty Cunningham said someone at a bar
called police early Friday to report that a customer was leaving

Cunningham says a Kennesaw officer began following the vehicle and when he tried to stop it. He says the driver sped off, but moments later ran off the road on a curve and went through a wooden fence in the back yard of a home.

Kennesaw police spokesman Scott Luther says a piece of the fence went through the windshield, killing the passenger.

Cunningham says the driver was not injured and was arrested.


Kennesaw Gets $3M Grant For Math, Science Teachers

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) -- Kennesaw State University has gotten a
nearly $3 million federal grant to increase the number of math and science teachers it produces.

The National Science Foundation grant will create a program that recruits professionals working in science and math careers to become teachers. The program also will offer leadership training to science teachers with at least three years' experience.

The suburban Atlanta university plans to start with 32 students
in December. Each student will get up to $50,000 in scholarships in exchange for four years of work in a high-needs Georgia school.

And current teachers in Cobb, Paulding, Fulton, Gwinnett and
Atlanta schools can get $10,000 annually for five years of
professional development.
Kennesaw State University: http://www.kennesaw.edu

Lassiter Coach Discusses Home Opener

MARIETTA, GA -- The Lassiter Trojans host North Cobb on Friday, September 10 in a battle of 1-1 teams. This non-region game may not really count towards the playoff race, but Lassiter Coach Jep Irwin says it will give his team another chance to get some good experience.

"I think we got experience and knowledge of a big game atmosphere in the Georgia Dome against a Top Five team in the country," Irwin said, referencing his Trojans' 34-14 loss to North Gwinnett in the Corky Kell Classic.

"We want to be able to play at that level."

"Then, against Sprayberry," Irwin added, "We saw how we can win."

Join the Cobb Alcohol Taskforce Youth Council!

MARIETTA, GA -- Wanted: One hundred middle and high school students who are passionate about ending the destructive act of teenage binge drinking.

The Cobb Alcohol Taskforce Youth Council is a movement, a youth-led movement. Never before has an issue required the guts and spirit of youth to move it forward; to shake the cages of communities everywhere; to make changes, rattle adults out of complacency, and rub the sleep out of politicians' eyes so they wake up to the problem of underage binge drinking, which affects thousands of young people every day.

The Take It Back Movement is about youth power, influence and brains -- multiplied! It's about imagining a better future, telling the truth, refusing censorship, staying on the edge, creating action and generating results.

Cobb CVB Plans Family Reunion Workshop

COBB COUNTY, GA -- The Cobb County Convention & Visitors Bureau will host a free Family Reunion Workshop from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25 at the Doubletree Hotel Atlanta NW/Marietta (2055 South Park Place, Atlanta, 30339). The goal of the workshop is to show attendees how to plan a reunion from start to finish without breaking the bank.

The workshop includes a "How to Plan a Family Reunion" presentation by the CVB's family reunion service specialists, and a meet and greet with hospitality industry partners who specialize in family reunions. Participants will also receive a family reunion planning kit with tips and tricks for reserving hotels, selecting venues and planning itineraries.

Admission is free to anyone who is planning a family reunion in Cobb County, but seating is limited to two guests per reunion. A complimentary lunch will be served.