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Feds Charge Georgia Woman with Nanny Scam

BUFORD, GA -- A Georgia woman is charged with trafficking young women from Nigeria, then swiping their identities and forcing them to work for her as nannies without pay.

Federal prosecutors say 41-year-old Bidemi Bell is a Nigerian citizen who lived in Buford. She is accused of bringing one woman to the U.S. to work for her from 2001 until 2004, when the woman managed to escape, then getting a second woman to work for her between 2004 and 2006.

Authorities say Bello threatened and physically abused the women and swiped their passports and other identification to isolate them from their families.

Brian D. Lamkin, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Atlanta Field Office, says that's pretty common in cases of human trafficking. "The victims are often traumatized through violence or intimidation and are often immigrants from other countries and, as such, unsure of who to turn to for help," he said.

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:

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.

Massey Matchups Picks Week Three Winners

FLOWERY BRANCH, GA -- Flowery Branch and Apalachee won the vote for Game of the Week, but who will win the game? Massey Matchups lets us know.

With the edge of home field advantage, Flowery Branch is predicted to squeak by Apalachee with a 25-23 win. Massey Matchups takes a game's venue into account by allowing a fan to choose which team is home, away, or playing on a neutral field. In this particular case, home field was the deciding factor. When Apalachee is switched from visitor to home team, Apalchee gets the 24-23 nod.

If the two teams were to play on a neutral field, Massey Matchups predicts Apalachee and Flowery Branch would play to a draw. But the Falcons are at home, so the Massey Matchups gives the benefit of the doubt to Flowery Branch.

Region 8-4A Battle Wins Game of the Week Honors

FLOWERY BRANCH, GA -- The votes are in and with 41.1 percent of the tally, Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.net's Game of the Week is Apalachee at Flowery Branch.

The Region 8-4A match-up features a 1-0 Apalachee team and the 2-0 Falcons. Flowery Branch beat Madison County 21-0 on the road and topped Winder-Barrow 28-0 at home.

Apalachee beat Habersham Central 35-7 at home, but now the Wildcats are on the road facing a team that has yet to give up a single point.

Up from 3A, Flowery Branch will be playing a host of new region teams, including Apalachee, whom they have never met. Though still early in the season, this game could be a big clue as to how Region 8-4A will play out.

With 36 percent of this week's vote, Peachtree Ridge-Newnan almost edged out the Falcon-Wildcat match-up. But a late rush of votes put the battle at the Branch on top.

HOT Lane Projects Launched on I-85

BUFORD, GA -- A partnership of Georgia transportation agencies has officially kicked off an experiment in managing peak traffic flow through electronic tolling along Interstate 85.

On Thursday, the heads of the Georgia Department of Transportation, the State Road and Tollway Authority and the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority unveiled several versions of the "Peach Pass" signs that will be used to direct motorists into high-occupancy toll lanes in Gwinnett County.

Under Armour Athlete of the Week Candidates

Remember to vote on the Under Armour Athlete of the Week right here on Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.net. (CLICK HERE>This week, each candidate is deserving of the award in his own way, but only one player can take home the prize.

North Clayton linebacker Amarlo Herrera is the only defensive player on the list, but the University of Georgia commit stated a strong case for himself in the Eagles' 28-0 win over Riverdale. In North Clayton's season opener, Herrera racked up 17 tackles, helping his team to a shutout victory over Region 4-4A rival.