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USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Poll

ATLANTA -- The new USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Poll is here. There are no changes with the top two teams, who are on a collision course to play twice in 9 days later this month.

Unbeaten North Gwinnett tops the charts again this week, with Norcross, Parkview, Wesleyan, and North Cobb making up the top 5. Tucker is 6th this week, followed by Columbia, Buford, Miller Grove, and Stephenson completing the top 10.

The Cherokee girls are big movers this week going from 25th to 15th in the poll. Duluth moves from 22nd to 18th, while Southwest DeKalb moves up from 22nd to 14th.

McIntosh checks in at 25th this week, while Osborne falls out of the Super 25.

Where are the best hot dogs in Metro Atlanta?

ATLANTA -- Everyone has a different idea as to what makes a great hot dog. There are those who prefer the original Coney Island style hot dog, while others will only take the Chicago style dog, complete with neon-colored relish and "sport" peppers.

In Metro Atlanta, you can find both - but who has the best? It's entirely a matter of personal preference and opinion.

HD1, at 664 N. Highland Avenue, is the brainchild of Atlanta chef Richard Blais, and features not only the "Classic" dog with mustard and sauerkraut, and the "South of Chi-town" with chow-chow, fried green tomatoes and barbecue sauce, but such fare as the "Eastbound and Down" with Carolina pulled pork and slaw, or the "Whiz" with cheese sauce and shoestring fries on it.

Gun Show Draws Huge Crowd

MARIETTA, GA - Hundreds of people spent Saturday morning waiting to get into a Marietta gun show, amid concerns the nation's firearm laws will soon change.

The line at the Eastman Gun show looped around the Cobb County Civic Center and down the sidewalk. People told 11Alive it was the biggest crowd they've ever seen at a gun show, and they estimated about a thousand people were waiting to get inside the building at one point.

Officials across the nation have reported a surge in gun sales in the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Following the shooting, President Barack Obama announced he was forming a task force to recommend changes to curb gun violence.

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Poll

ATLANTA -- The new edition of the USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls poll is here.  A team that leaped to number 3 in the nation is riding in the top spot this week.

The North Gwinnett girls brought back the title from the Naples Holiday Shootout along with a perfect record and the number 3 ranking in the country.

North Gwinnett Coach Bryan Sellers says his team is focused on playing in the final game, the state championship game. Standing in their way is region rival Norcross.  The Bulldogs and Blue Devils meet next Wednesday night and are one and two in this week's poll.

Parkview, Wesleyan and North Cobb complete the top 5.  Tucker, Buford, Columbia, Stephenson and Greater Atlanta Christian round out the top 10. 

Taxi drivers robbed in Atlanta, Marietta

ATLANTA -- Police in Atlanta and Cobb County are looking for suspects in two separate taxi cab robberies this week.

On Monday, Atlanta Police said a man flagged down a Checker Cab outside the Georgian Terrace and asked to be driven to Morehouse College. Once they passed the City Detention Center downtown, police said the man pulled out a gun and ordered the driver to take him to Lee Street and Tucker Avenue when he robbed the driver then got out.

The suspect is described as a 5 foot 10 inch tall black male with an average build. Police released a photo of him from the cab's dashboard camera on Friday. Anyone who can identify the suspect is asked to call Investigator P J Roberson at 404 441-0707.

Isakson appointed to Senate Finance Committee

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., was appointed Thursday to a committee that will play an important role in the next round of negotiations on federal spending and debt reduction.

Isakson will serve on the Senate Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction over key federal entitlement programs, including Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. The panel also oversees the nation's welfare system.

"My No.-1 priority in the Senate is to rein in federal spending and restore fiscal soundness to our country," Isakson said in a prepared statement. "As a member of the Senate Finance Committee, I am committed to finding meaningful solutions and working with anyone who will sit down at the table."

Earlier this week, Isakson voted for Senate legislation that allowed the nation to avoid the "fiscal cliff" of automatic tax increases and spending cuts that would have taken effect otherwise.

American Family Insurance All Metro Atlanta Team

ATLANTA -- American Family Insurance presents the USA Today All Metro Atlanta High School Football Team.  This season the Atlanta area was home to some of the nation's top high school football recruits and many of them can be found on the All Metro team.

While most of the seniors on the All Metro Atlanta team have strong verbal commitments for college, there are several players who are still undeclared.

Norcross running back Alvin Kamara, who led his team to the class AAAAAA state championship, is uncommitted.  Alabama and Georgia have Kamara at the top of their wish list, with an offer coming from Oregon.

Central Gwinnett Linebacker Trey Johnson was an early commit to Auburn, but withdrew after Head Coach Gene Chizik was fired.  Johnson has since made visits to Ohio State and Florida and is expected to make his choice on Friday.