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2B Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001 Regional Continued/News mgresslV Bulletin, Progressive, ~,.__.._.~ At left, Larry Craggs was among those to volunteer his services aster at the Pentagon. Craggs said he was amazed st hew are and how much damage the airliner did. Photos submitted assisting st the dis- thick the structure's walls I By Alicla Higbee ready over. then Larry is often called Indian VaUeyEditor Busy with her day care away for dangerous duty When Forest Service Bat- center during the day, Beyfighting fires, so they have talion Chief Larry Craggs waited until dinnertime tolearned toexpect it. flew to the Pentagon after the tell their daughters. Wherever he is, though, hijacked plane crashed into She told Sarah, 12, and Bec- Larry always calls home it Tuesday, Sept. 11, he left ca, 11, that their father had every night, and that makes behind a worried wife in been called away to help af- it better. Greenville. ter the terrorist strikes they "There's probably a lot he "I was more worried about had heard about and seen on doesn't tell us," Bev said of the plane ride over there," the news, but that he was those phone calls. "And Bev Craggs said. After all, safe. that's good." the terrorist acts were al- They were all worried, but Setting up cots may not have seemed like the most Important part of the J done at the Pentagon Sept. 12, but when exhausted search and rescue others involved in the serious work, a shower, a meal, and a place to vital importance. Continued from page 1B Craggs said that because it was designated a crime scene, rescue efforts and work moved painfully slow- ly. Everything had to be checked as special teams tried to examine all the evi- dence. "It was very slow," he said. "It didn't feel like they were doing things fast enough. But it was a crime scene." And as a crime scene, Craggs said he had never seen so many police officers. Not only was the FBI there, but federal officers from the Bureau of Indian Affairs-- even the postal police were present. "I didn't even know the post office had officers," Craggs explained. The entire area around the building was sealed off and under heavy guard. Craggs said he made the mistake of getting a little too close to an off-limits area and was told to "leave immediately." He quickly complied. He added that none of the agents ever cracked a smile. They took their work seri- ously. Even on the Potomac, cruisers moved up and down, protecting the facility from the waterway. And overhead, F16s be- came a common sight. As part of their instruc- tions, Craggs said members of the team were told they weren't allowed to photo- graph the area and especially anything from the air. That was just another con- dition he complied Routine vern Although he wasj er. 15-16 hour days, .l nvill, felt guilty becau.w , . feel like he enough As a take-char -" " guy, accustomed rene his line of work, tt it was hard to re, of was there to do hiS ount what he was told. Craggs said it wil tant for him to s bont on his assignnl ant C /~lsd~:tr td ~ ~ isY~hd~ t i be~ gs said he found hi , ing ] ning errands and supplies Getting to driving in Wa. D C, took some do ers " r ltion cially at rush hou tlth Y ( Photo by Alicia Higbee When not called away to duty as a Forest Service battalion chief, Greenville resident Larry Craggs enjoys hiking with his daughters, Sarah, 12, and Becca, 11. Drug & 711 E. Main St. (on top of Cemetery Hill) Quincy 283-6316 Counseling service & main office 283-6111 prevention '-'i, 4 I I I II Utility Payment Assistance is Available for Q Winter is coming--Don't Delay QUALIFYING INCOME* Qualifying income for utility Family size Gross 1 2 3 4 5 payment help. Annuallncome $21,475 $29,025 $36,575 $44,125 $51,675 Chester ABC Center 258-4280 Wildwood 258-3350 Social Services 993-6720 Plumas County Community Development Commission 283-2466 Plumas Crisis Intervention 283-5515 Healthy Start 832-1827 Social Security 25%5057 Lassen Career Network 257-8152 Lassen Economic Dev. Corp. 256-3531 *Certain restrictions apply. Funds are limited. Qualification does not guarantee payment. Healthy Start 284-1560 Security was tight around the Pentagon. The Potomac river was patrollell guards with rifles patrolled the area and branches of national law teams Larry Craggs never dreamed existed were on the scene. Violence By VictoriaMetcalf domestic violence is a ciations, Staff Writer crime perpetuated in all of tots and religious Once again, members of our communities, tions will stren the Plumas County Board of .Plumas County's Family Vi- families and teach Supervisors passed a reso- olence Prevention Coalition tives to lution proclaiming October is a collaboration of local As part of the Domestic Violence Aware- agencies and residents work- Oct. 2, ness Month. ing to end the cycle of domes- gs and Tina Wood, In passing a resolution tic violence and family vio- violence preventio9 presented by Joyce Scroggs, lence amongour residents,nator, presented director of Domestic Vio- .Plumas County's Family awards to people lence Services under Violence Coalition has con- been instrum Plumas Rural Services, ducted an assessment of vention. Plumas County joins other community attitudes aboutJacky Trotter, a counties and organizations domestic abuse and, of the at the Plumas throughout the nation, local residents surveyed, 80 vention and "Here in Plumas County, percent agree that domestic ter, was honored articles will appear in the abuse is a serious or very tificate of reco newspaper, victim advo, serious problem in Plumascoffee mug, for the cares will speak on the ra- County. does with dio and our staff will make -The coalition has devel-Peter Livin presentations to local ser- opeda strategic plan for the Plumas County vices clubs to inform our prevention of domestic Health worker, wasJ community members about abuse in Plumas County ored, butwasnot the nature of domestic and has planned several Several abuse (and) the local ser- events and educational op- Family Violence vices available to victims portunities during October tion Coalition and their children," Scrog- to increase community un-honored. They gs explained to the board, derstanding and response Crona, with the In this year's proclama- to domestic violence. County Sheriff's tion, supervisors agreed that: .Community involvement isment, Janet Siler, Domestic violence is a critical to solutions for do- Victim Witness leading cause of injury to mestic violence; communi-Program, and women and a danger to chil- ty alliances among the gov- White, with the dren in a violent home; and ernment, community asso- Health Department. ~arc as Demestic Awareness Month by SuJ Ir ery Network Administration Computer Services Maintenance Consulting Plumas County When it comes to meeting the technology needs of today, companies of all sizes turn to I'~CiT for professional solutions. PCiT special- izes in networking, trou- bleshooting, tech support and high speed internet access utilizing W-DSL technology. 2056 E. Main St. #4 Quincy