News for Sunday, October 25, 2009

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NASCAR's culture of rivals helping out rivals unusual

MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Twice in the first five races of NASCAR's season-ending, 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup, Juan Pablo Montoya's frustration because of something that happened on the track has been aimed at Mark Martin, a fellow contender for the title.

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Lady Pats' run, era end in tournament Quest for volleyball title finished in quarterfinals

ATLANTA - In the Class AAAA volleyball tournament quarterfinals Saturday at Marist, one era came to an end while another lived on for at least one more round.

Suspects fire shots during street robbery

CONYERS - Police investigated a reported armed robbery Thursday involving three Hispanic men being held up at their home by a group of black men.

Good hands people Schools, health officials stress hygiene to fend off flu

It's a simple procedure that, if done correctly, is the most effective way to control the spread of cold and flu germs - hand-washing.

After-school program grows Enrollment numbers double

COVINGTON - Newton County School System's After School Academic Program already is growing, after kicking off this school year once the program was piloted last year.

Rob Jenkins - 10/25/09 A modest proposal (or two) regarding health care reform

I have an idea. You know those folks in Washington who ran the "Cash for Clunkers" program? The ones who kept running out of money and changing the rules about which cars were actual clunkers and which were just American made?

Darrell Huckaby - 10/25/09

Michelle Darr is tiny. She claims to be 5 feet tall. I don't think she's even close.

Schools focus on safety for teen drivers Programs aim to save lives

CONYERS - Students across Georgia focused on safe driving this past week as a part of National Teen Driving Safety Week.

Kathleen Parker - 10/25/09 REEFER SANITY

In an act of merciful sanity, the Obama Administration has made good on its promise to stop interfering with states that allow the medical use of marijuana.

Runaway win: Tech breaks losing streak at Virginia 34-9

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - It was a drive that took forever, or at least it felt like it. Eighteen plays. Eighty-two yards. A game-sapping 10:47 off the clock, the longest in the 21 years that Georgia Tech has been regularly keeping such a stat.

Dallas seeks credibility vs. Falcons

ARLINGTON, Texas - The Dallas Cowboys certainly felt better after a weekend off.