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The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find a missing pregnant woman. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months. DianeMore >>
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find Crystal Hendrix. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
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Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
May 16, 2003 by Helen Chickering
Durham, NC-- The scramble by scientists around the world to contain and find treatments for the respiratory illness - SARS - is proving to be an incredible challenge.
At the same time, it's also providing unique learning opportunities for schoolchildren around the world.
In one classroom, a group of students got a sars-science lesson from a national expert.
Sixth grade science class at Githens Middle School. But this isn't your typical science lesson, and the man in front of the class isn't your typical teacher. Dr. Bill Roper used to head the Centers For Disease Control, the government agency that is leading the American SARS investigation.
He's now dean of the school of public health at the University of North Carolina and still consults with the CDC, but today he's sharing his knowledge with students.
Many of the questions being asked in this classroom are being tackled by scientists and health officials around the world, a rare chance for students, getting to see medical detectives in action. “I learned that sars is a very quickly spreading disease with many symptoms," said one student.
"And I don't' want to catch it, cause I can die, and it's spreading over China rapidly," said a classmate.
Dr. Roper says parents should talk to their children about SARS, but stress that the risk here in this country is extremely rare. Scientists note that children aren't any more at risk of getting SARS than anyone else. Although the CDC and World Health Organization aren't publishing case counts with the patient's age, there does not seem to be many reports of kids with SARS.
There is some evidence that children may be resistant to the virus, but scientists say it's too early to speculate. "Many of these people had so much trouble breathing they had to be put on a respirator, know what a respirator is," said Dr. Roper, watching a disease outbreak unfold before their eyes. A lesson not found in any textbook.