The Rockdale News Rockdale News Digital Edition November 5, 2014 - Page 8

Perspectives Wednesday, Nov. 5,, 2014 Online Poll Question Our Thoughts What do you think about Georgia’s new quarantine policy for people who have been to outbreak countries? In FAvor, Public Health is first 43 In Favor, but there should be compensation for lost wages 8 Not sure 1 Not in Favor 5 Facebook Feedback A Newton County High School teacher’s classroom was sanitized and the teacher will not be returning to teach until after receiving medical clearance after her husband reportedly returned from Sierra Leone recently. Suzie Zaman Brown: The husband has no symptoms, which means he’s not sick or contagious. This means the wife/teacher could not possibly be sick or contagious. It’s only spread through bodily fluids. The fact that they sanitized the classroom, which wasn’t necessary, only added to panic. If the husband starts showing symptoms then this teacher would be considered a contact and would need to be monitored. Patty Jones: Who sanitized the classroom? What did they use to sanitize the classroom? What happened with the materials that were used to sanitize the classroom Patty Jones: Why was sanitizing the room not necessary? Nobody knows for sure how the virus is spread. I don’t believe the CDC T. Pat Cavanaugh is the publisher of The Rockdale News and The Covington News. He can be reached at pcavanaugh@rockdalenews.com My grandmother knew Lizzie Borden Marc Munroe Dion Columnist To find out more, visit www.creators. com My grandmother arrived in America eight years after many people say Lizzie Borden ax-murdered both her parents on Aug. 4, 1892. A tiny, illiterate woman who lived in America for 67 years and never learned to speak English, Delina Marie Dion was so ungrateful for her cotton mill job that she became a socialist. She sent four boys to World War II. I still live in Fall River, Mass., where the murders occurred, a town twitching with heroin addiction, gang violence and a 12 percent unemployment rate. In my grandmother’s time, there was more work around, all of it available to 8-year-old children. Cotton mills were “If you’ve never heard an exsharecropper talk about giving one bale of every two to the ‘boss,’ or a pre-union coal miner talk about 14-hour, no-overtime shifts under the mountain, you can blab about the ‘free market’ all you want and not know what the hell you’re saying.” kept warm and humid, a perfect breeding ground for germs. Tuberculosis killed workers. Children died like kittens — one “mew” and gone. My grandmother lost seven children. The poor medicated their lives with whiskey and the Catholic Church. Read more