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If a gator can read it, we can print it.
A new deadly disease called
Severe Acute Respiratory
Syndrome (SARS) has struck Asia.
It originally appeared in China and
has spread to Canada, Asia, and
Europe. This new disease, similar
to a common pneumonia, has
killed more than 700 people
worldwide! The disease causes
high fever, shortness of breath,
and weakness. The virus becomes
airborne when an infected person
coughs or sneezes and it remains
in the air where it spreads. People
who have SARS need to be in a
special room alone. The doctors
who treat them wear masks and
wash their hands frequently to
protect themselves. It is also
important that people who have
been in contact with SARS patients
stay in their houses until the
danger of spreading the disease is
gone.
There have been very few
cases of SARS reported in this
country. In the meantime,
researchers and doctors
continue to search for a cure.
Dash to Summer Safety

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Published By
The Students of 3N

Issue No. 1
June 2003
Free
A New Deadly Disease Continues to Grow
By Vivian Spies






By Chloe Nickens





When swimming in a public or private pool, keep
these tips in mind. According to Mrs. Brenda Walker,
swimming instructor and P.E. teacher at Stone
Ridge, safety is very important. "Make sure there is
a lifeguard or, if it is in your backyard, have an adult
supervising. Try not to swim after eating because
you might get sick. Never run on a pool deck and
remember to wear sun block. Also, never dive into
shallow water."
Skating outdoors can be dangerous. It is safest
if done at a rink. Rocks and other objects can cause
falls and injury. It is important to wear pads and a
helmet whenever you skate. Try to avoid skating at
night because drivers may not see you. The same
rules go for biking.
Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration and
stay out of the sun for long periods of time. Be
careful in any activity you choose to do. And,
remember, following these simple rules will help you
dash to summer safety.
The end of the school year is near. It is time to
think about summer activities. Maybe it is
swimming, skating, or just taking a stroll. Whatever
the activity, there are safety rules everyone should
follow.