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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
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.

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Freedom Middle School Fills MUST Shelves

CANTON, Ga.-- Shelves are beginning to fill at a local food pantry thanks to a Random Act of Kindness from a group of our viewers.

Two weeks ago we told you about MUST ministries in Cobb County. They were completely out of basic foods and sent out an e-mail begging schools, churches, and business to help by organizing emergency food drives. One of our morning show viewers, Karen Hawley, the principal at Freedom Middle School saw that story. She wasn't the only one. Teachers, students, and members of the PTA wanted to help. They've spent the last two weeks collecting the much-needed supplies. They've already dropped off twenty boxes of food.

"We're unstoppable. When we work as a team, it goes. We have great parents here that are always willing to help us out. And even though a lot of our parents are affected with the economy, it doesn't matter. They squeeze through and they come through for us," PTA President Debbie Rappjohn said.

Georgia Hiker Shares Survival Story

Pickens County, Ga--  Back at home now well fed and re-hydrated, John MacGregor is retracing his missteps in Alaska's Denali National Park.

"A four hour hike turned into nearly four days," MacGregor said.

On a business trip John decided to use his only day off to take a day hike.

Sunday, August 22, he took off wearing shorts and packing a lunch and light rain gear.  He was supposed to be finished by the afternoon, but a hail storm hit.  Clouds covered the mountains and MacGregor lost his sense of direction.

As dozens of people began the search for MacGregor, his family back home in Georgia worried about what he was going through.

Creekview High School CARES About Avery Elementary

CANTON, GA -- Avery Elementary School in Canton recently began this year's CARES (Creekview Athletes Reading to Elementary Students) program with Creekview High. The first Friday of every month, a group of Creekview High School athletes read to the students in Avery Elementary School homeroom classes.

This partnership with Creekview High provides reading role models for Avery students and instills the expectation that current Avery Cubs will one day become Creekview Grizzlies.

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Canton Teacher Takes Third Place in Unsung Heroes Program

CANTON, GA -- Penelope Singleton, a special education teacher at Cherokee High School in Canton, has received the third-place prize in the national 2010 ING Unsung Heroes awards program.

As the third-place winner, selected from more than 1,600 applications, Singleton will receive $5,000 to add to her initial $2,000 grant. This brings her grant total to $7,000 to help fund "M.O.S.T.: Meeting Our Standards Together," her award-winning program she is implementing at Cherokee High School.

Teacher Offers Incentives For Good Behavior

Atlanta - Ada Rogers mesmerizes kids when she reads aloud to them.

"She has a funny accent " said Ivy Smith, a third grade student in Rogers' at R.M. Moore Elementary in Cherokee County.

As she reads, her third grade students know to do something important.

"I'm like playing a little movie. She told us she's not going to show us the pictures, just show a little movie in your head," said Jake Manus, another third grader in Rogers' class.

Rogers knows intuitively, just what excites kids about learning.

She knows how to help kids find their own learning styles and what they need to work productively.

Price Faces Possible House Ethics Investigation on Wall Street Vote

WASHINGTON -- House investigators recommended Tuesday that Rep. Tom Price, (R) GA 6th District, and two other lawmakers be further investigated to determine whether political contributions were improperly linked to votes on a huge financial overhaul bill.

The independent House Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) recommended that the member-run House ethics committee pursue potential rules violations by Price and fellow Republican John Campbell of California, as well as Democrat Joseph Crowley of New York.

The ethics office recommended no further investigation of five other lawmakers in the same probe. They are Democratic Reps. Earl Pomeroy of North Dakota and Mel Watt of North Carolina; and Republicans Jeb Hensarling of Texas, Chris Lee of New York, and Frank Lucas of Oklahoma.

Ethics investigators are trying to find out if Price took money from Wall Street in Dec., 2009, to vote against the Wall Street reforms.