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lOB Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter EDITORIAL AND OPINION EDITORIAL The events of Sept. 11 are forever etched into our memory Who among us can forget the events of Sept. 11, 2001? While the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, remains what President Franklin D. Roosevelt called "a date which will live in infamy," Americans also remember the horror of Sept. 11. Our world stood still when 15 terrorists armed with box cutters hijacked three commercial jetliners full of civilians and flew them into the World Trade Center buildings in New York City, and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. Other terrorists who apparently intended to make the U.S. Capitol building their target also hijacked a fourth plane, but the passengers confronted them and all 44 souls were lost and four hijackers killed when the plane crashed Short of its target in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Just before the crash, passenger Todd Beamer famously asked several passengers who sought to regain control of the jet liner, "Are you guys ready? OK. Let's roll." Americans can never forget the nearly 3,000 innocent civilians and military personnel who died in the attacks. And Sept. 11 has become a solemn day for the first responders -- honoring the law enforcement officers and firefighters who perished when the two towers of the World Trade Center in New York City collapsed as they tried to render aid to those trapped in the burning buildings. New York Magazine reports that 343 firefighters and paramedics lost their lives that day along with 23 New York City police officers and 37 New York Port Authority. police officers. The magazine also reports 20 percent of Americans know someone who was injured or killed during the attacks. The New York City Fire Department lost 98 vehicles that day, and the fires burned for more than three months. At least one firefighter from 75 different firehouses from across New York City died Sept. 11. We honor those brave souls who gave their lives to protect others. They were willing to lose everything for people they didn't even know simply because that was their job or -their sworn duty: .... We also leeognze*otwloeal first responders" ":: who also put themselves at risk with every call. Each of us should pause for a moment tomorrow and remember the terrible loss our country suffered 13 years ago this week and how it changed our nation and perhaps the entire world. But on this day'we especially remember the throng of brave men and women who rushed into those burning skyscrapers to rescue others trapped by the flames, only to have those buildings fall all around them. May God bless their families and may they rest in peace. We shall never forget their courage, commitment and sacrifice that day. The events of Sept. 11, 2001, are etched in our memory forever. Editorials are written by members of the editorial board, which consists of the publisher, the managing editor and the appropriate staff writer or writers, and should be considered the opinion of the newspaper. .. ,--o:5:7i' > .... Feat blishing ...... 00wspaper For breaking news, go to plumasnews.com Michael C. Taborski .............. Publisher Keri B. Taborski .... Legal Advertising Dept. Dan McDonald .......... Managing Editor Jenny Lee .................. Photo Editor Ingrid Burke ................. Copy Editor Staff writers: Laura Beaton Carolyn Shipp Michael Condon Makenzie Davis Ruth Ellis, Will Farris Susan Cort Johnson Debra Moore Maddie Musante M. Kate West Aura Whittaker. Sam Williams James Wilson Samantha P. Hawthorne Feather River Bulletin (530) 283-0800 Portola Reporter (530) 832-4646 Lassen County Times (530) 257-5321 Indian Valley Record (530) 284-7800 Chester Progressive (530) 258-3115 Westwood PinePress (530) 256-2277 ,r,ntoOon recycled paper MtNnber, California Newspaper Publishers Assoc. Parents can combat media's body image issues Over the course of my life I have often let society dictate how I should look in order to feel accepted and loved -- but I am not the only one. For decades, mass media outlets have advertised an idealistic view of body image, causing people of all shapes and sizes to strive for the "perfect body." Magazine racks are filled with images of size zero models with overly retouched skin and unrealistic proportions. Television shows rarely feature overweight actors and actresses, unless it's for a very specific part-- usually the failed blind date or the friend who's trying to lose weight. Billboards advertise weight-loss supplements next to super thin models, most of which were probably never overweight to begin with. Clothing stores offer stylish clothing for the small figured, and frumpy clothing for larger ladies. In 2002 a study by the Department of PsYchology at Kenyon College showed a significant increase in negative body image when participants viewed thin media MY TURN SAMANTHA P. HAWTHORNE Staff Writer shawthorne@plumasnews.com images over images of average-sized and plus-sized models. The reactions proved that media does in fact play a part in how we feel about ourselves. A 1994 study by Guillen CO, Barr SI found that magazines designed for young girls 0ver-emphasized fitness and dieting. The ideal body shape was depicted as flat, shapeless women. Now magazines emphasize nearly impossible body standards, with most of the models having large busts and tiny waists. This week's special days NOT JUST AN ORDINARY DAY COMPILED BY KERI TABORSKI Not just an ordinary day....a sampling of weekly notable special days and facts throughout the year. September 10 1846 -- Elias Howe is granted a U.S. patent for the sewing machine. September 11 1789 -- Alexander Hamilton is appointed the first United States Secretary of the Treasury. 1941 -- Ground is broken for the construction of The Pentagon in Washington, D.C. 1972 -- The Bay Area Rapid Transit System (BART) opens for passenger service. 1985 -- Pete Rose breaks Ty Cobb's "Bonanza" debuts, the first regularly scheduled television program airing in color, running until January 16, 1973. 2005 -- Hong Kong Disneyland opens. September 13 1609 -- English navigator and sailor Henry Hudson reaches the North American river that would later be named for him (located in eastern New York state). September 14 1901 -- The 25th President of the United States William McKinley dies after an assassination attempt in Buffalo, New York, on September 6 and is succeeded by Vice President Theodore Roosevelt. 1969 -- September 14 was the first draft lottery date drawn by the U.S. Selective Service on December 1, 1969, for men of draft age to be sent to the Viet Nam War.. 1997 -- The Major League baseball season is canceled because of a strike. September 15 1959 -- NikitaKhrushchev becomes the first Soviet leader to visit the United States. baseball :mcord for m0st career hits with : :i: :::'.: .:::':;" :;,:;: ::v :::: :,":::,":; :: ..... his 4,192nd hit. 1981 -- The U.S. Senate Judiciary Council 2001 -- The 9-11 attacks on America occur. 2011 -- The 9-11 Memorial Museum in New York City opens to the public. September 12 1953 -- United States Senator and future President of the United States John F. Kennedy marries Jacqueline Lee Bouvier at St. Mary's Church in Newport, Rhode Island. 1959 -- The western television series unanimously approves Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. 2008 -- Lehman Brothers, the holding investment banking firm, files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history. September 16 1620-- The Pilgrim ship the Mayflower starts her journey to North America from England. At the youngest of ages, when little girls start to play with Barbie dolls, they are exposed to the idea that slimmer is better. A 2006 study by the University of Sussex showed that girls who were exposed to Barbie between the ages of 5 and 8 had lower body esteem and a greater desire to be thin than those who didn't interact with Barbie. The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders reported i 47 percent of girls in fifth through 12th grade wanted to lose weight because of whaf they saw in magazines pictures; and 69 J percent of girls in the same grades admitted that magazine pictures influenced their idea of a perfect body shape. Despite the fact that many realize these ideals are unrealistic, we as a society still fall trap to promoting them. But how do we stop the epidemic? Just as teachers work to enforce positive behaviors in their students by rewarding accomplishments instead of focusing on the failures, the only way to stop the media is to' ignore the hype. First, we as parents need to stop endorsing one "perfect shape" and embrace the fact there are many different beautiful shapes. The mom who spends most of her time in front of a mirror, complaining about how fat she looks in that dress, is hardly promoting a positive body image to her children. She may tell her child "beauty is on the inside," but her actions speak louder than words. Her child sees her obsessing over her looks and will ultimately do the , salne. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics  wrote that children with a positive body , image are more likely to succeed in life, no , matter their shape or size. On the other i hand, those with a negative body image feel more sell-conscious, anxious and isolated; they are more likely to gain weight and ) suffer with eating disorders. The academy offered five suggestions for , parents to build positive body images in their children: --Examine your own body image and be mindful of negative remarks you make about your own looks. --Focus on being healthy rather than r being thin. i --Engage your children in regular fitness activities that they enjoy doing. --Encourage your school to support nutrition and physical education that promotes health-at every size. ..... ::: ..-y..!-Ielp.Four child,ea_  .@r.man6 t ho@ models they see on TV, in magazines and . online are manipulated to appear "perfect." Barbie, for example, with her 32-inch bust , and 16-inch waist, would not even be able to stand up if she were a real person. , Having a negative body image can be one of the first things to trigger an eating disorder, said the National Eating Disorders Association. ff you or someone you know needs help getting through an eating disorder and achieving a healthy body image call NEDA's helpline at 800-931-2237 or visit nationaleatingdisorders.org. REMEMBER WHEN KERI TABORSKI Historian 75 YEARS AGO ..... 1939 The magazine "Life", which every week features on its front cover the picture of some famed person, this.week gave the spotlight to a Plumas County girl when they featured Alice Marble, winner of the Wightman Cup for tennis at last week's women's tennis match at Forest Hills, New York. Alice was born September 28, 1913 near Beckwourth on the ranch now known as Marble Hot Springs. She moved with her family to San Francisco when she was five. 50 YEARS AGO ..... 1964 The last haft of our bound volumes in our archives for the year 1964 (July through December) is missing and those historical items are not available to include in this Remember When column. 25 YEARS AGO ..... 1989 The Plumas County Boardof Supervisors this week adopted a $30.8 million no-frills budget. Dr. Richard Musselman hasbeen hired as a family practitioner and general surgeon at Greenville Medical Clinic Hunting In among the trees and heavy undergrowth of the Mekong Delta were these holes. They were called spider holes because they resembled the lairs of some hunting spiders. They were larger, large enough for a 100-pound Viet Cong to pop in and out of. The VC would pop out just enough for their head and shoulders to clear, take a shot or two and pop back in. Because these holes were connected by a network of tunnels, the enemy would take more shots at another location and repeat the process until he ran out of holes, ammunition or was shot. So it is with my ground squirrels, except by the grace of God they are not armed. At least not with rifles; instead they have digging claws that enable them to punch a multitude of holes through the rock-infested ground of my property. They got so bad that they came on my front porch, tore the stuff'mg out of my outside chairs, and dug up my large pot of tulip bulbs on the back deck. ff we do have a wet winter, I will have fountains of water coming up from ground squirrel holes all over the property. The final straw came when they dug a hole right in the middle of my driveway -- through the asphalt. It was war! The Eirst effort of eradication involved the trusty .22 rifle. I had tried poison the enemy rodents requires a MY TURN WILL FARRIS Staff Writer previous fall but the army just grew. At first the rodents that were all around the house fell prey to the rifle. But after a few were shot they would scatter as soon as they heard the screen door creak open. Then I began to actually hunt the things. VC squirrels have a tendency to run a little ways then stand up to see what was going on, which made them perfect targets. But, once again they got wise to that behavior and they would just scurry into cover. Beside that, hunting took a lot of time with minimal results -- shoot one and the rest would disappear. I kicked around the idea of creating a blind and baiting an area, but that was a little excessive and, once more, 10 YEARS AGO ..... 2004 The Pulga Bridge in the Feather River Canyon will be closed for two weeks at night for repairs. Feather River Canyon Highway 70 drivers have become accustomed to stoplights and one-way traffic there recently but the night closure will expedite the repairs prior t6 winter. ) Note: items included in the weekly Remember When column are taken from our bound newspaper archives and represent writing styles of that particular period. The spelUng and grammar are not edited, so the copy is presented as it actually appeared in the original newspaper. of tactics' range r time-consuming. Finally I went to the Internet where I found a website that " offered'ground squirrel traps. One trap in particular caught my attention. It was designed to trap multiple : pests with a stated record of 28 squirrels in one go. The theory is that a properly - baited trap will get an entire colony -- one enters the thing and the rest I eventually follow. The trap was priced ' at $89, but well worth it if the job got done. ; I ordered one and, like a kid, I could hardly wait to get it and begin eliminating  VC squirrels. The first day of operation : yielded two squirrels; the second day, two more. The third day the trap was gone. From what I could determine, ole brer bear wandered by and picked up a box lunch. Given the number of VC I had already eliminated, two squirrels a day J was acceptable, and I figured that the trap would be destroyed by Mr. Bear when he tried to get the goodies out. ) I ordered another one, but before it could be delivered the old trap showed " up leaning against my propane tank. -) The lesson learned was that I can't leave the trap out overnight. The war continues but action has diminished, r If I still had Tonto cat, this problem would have never evolved -- he ate the darn things.