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81B Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter D ITORIAL AND OPINION ........... .EDIyO_RIAL ........... C VlO millions icans October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month -- a public campaign that began in 1981 with a Day of Unity and then morphed into a month-long event in 1987. Although awareness of domestic violence is growing, more than half of the violent acts still go unreported. Worldwide, at least one in three women has been beaten or abused during her lifetime. Most often, the abuser is a member of her own family. The experts tell us domestic violence knows no boundaries and can touch anyone regardless of their social, economic, racial or cultural background. Most domestic violence victims are women, but men, children and teenagers also can be victims, especially when the abuse is emotional or psychological rather than physical. Domestic violence in a relationship often begins with threats and verbal abuse. The end goal is for the abuser to gain and maintain control over the victim. Abusers frequently use dominance, humiliation, isolation, threats, intimidation, denial and abuse to achieve their ends. Typically, the abuse follows a common pattern. After an abusive incident, the abuser expresses his guilt and worries about the possibility of being caught. The abuser then makes up excuses, frequently blaming the victim and refusing to take responsibility for the incident. The abuser and the victim make up, giving the victim hope for a change and an end to the abuse. The abuser then enters a fantasy phase in which he considers everything the victim has done wrong and he or she begins to plan another abusive incident. The abuser sets up the victim or some event triggers another abusive incident, and the cycle begins again. The general signs of domestic abuse include people who seem afraid or anxious to please their partner, people who go along with everything their partner says or does, people who check in often with their partner to report where they are and what they are doing, people who receive frequent, harassing phone calls from their partner and people who talk about their partner's temper, jealousy or possessiveness. Victims frequently have injuries (often attributed to accidents), miss work, school or social occasions withbut explanation and dress in cibthlng d ,ff4d: 6'h d lises or scars such as long sleeves in the summer or sunglasses indoors. The effects of domestic violence reach far outside the victims' home. It touches all of us. According to statistics, domestic violence victims lose nearly 8 million days of paid work per year in this country. That's the equivalent of 32,000 full-time jobs. And children who witness domestic violence are more likely to commit similar violent acts when they are adults. Studies suggest that up to 10 million children witness some form of domestic violence each year. We need to remember domestic violence is never acceptable. Recognizing its causes and forms may be the first step in eliminating this scourge from our community. Editorials are written by members of the editorial board and should be considered the opinion of the )2ewspaper. The board consists of the publisher, managing editor and the appropriate staff writers. ishing wspaper For breaking news, ] go to plumasnews.com l Michael C. Taborski .............. Publisher Keri B. Taborski .... Legal Advertising Dept. Dan McDonald .......... Managing Editor Jenny Lee .................. Photo Editor Ingrid Burke ................. Copy Editor Staff writers: Miriam Cody Debra Moore Michael Condon Maddie Musante Makenzie Davis M. Kate West Ruth Ellis Aura Whittaker Will Farris Sam Williams Susan Cort Johnson James Wilson. Feather River Indian Valley Record Bulletin (530) 284-7800 (530) 283-0800 Portola Reporter (530) 832-4646 Chester Progressive (530) 258-3115 Westwood Lassen County Times PinePress (530) 257-5321 (530) 256-2277 Member, Printed on California Newspaper recycled paper Publishers Assoc, Some people leave a lasting impression Why do certain people impact our lives? Recently I interviewed Amy Jones, a new teacher at the elementary school in Westwood, who said she first considered the field of education as a career in the third grade when she was inspired by her teacher. While a person can trigger a career choice, often we find people influence us in other areas as well. Sometimes we embrace a philosophy due to our interaction, develop a passion or follow an example set. A young boy I know, just 5 years 01d, loves to fish because he accompanies his father, who has a passion for the sport. My love for the written word was passed down from my parents, who are avid readers. My mother readto me, my read the newspaper daily, something I witnessed growing up. I began contemplating the effect people have on others shortly after my uncle died last month. As children we referred to him as "Uncle Don the Great" mainly because he did many great things in our eyes, such as blow MY TURN tin cans high into the air with ........................................................ fwecrackers. The night I received the SUSAN CORT JOHNSON news of his death I had used a phrase Staff Writer that my cousin, Linda, calls a "Donism." wp@lassennews.com During a conversation in which a friend was weaving a dramatic tale of things sisters and brother every night at gone wrong I responded, "It was awful bedtime and it didn't stop with picture I tell you." With that comment we all books but advanced to novels when we laughed. were older. She would read a chapter or So often everyday inconveniences two each night. Both my parents still such as a flat tire, a washing machine This ,week's special days of 1984 -- Desmond Tutu is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. October 17 1931 -- A1 Capone is convicted of income tax evasion and sentenced to eleven years in Atlanta Penitentiary and Alcatraz. 1979 -- Mother Teresa is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. NOT jUST " ORDINARY DAY COMPILED BY KERI TABORSKI Not just an ordinary day....a sampling weekly notable special days and facts throughout the year. 1989 -- The 6.9 magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake hits northern California at 5:04 p.m. October 18 1867 -- The United States takes possession of Alaska, purchasing it from Russia for $7.2 million. 1898 -- The United States takes possession of Puerto Rico. October 15 1928 -- The German airship Graf Zeppelin completes its first trans-Atlantic flight, landing in Lakehurst, New Jersey. 1954 -- Texas Instruments in Dallas, Texas, produces the first transistor radio. 1939 -- The New York Municipal Airport, later renamed LaGuardia for former New York mayor LaGuardia, is dedicated and subsequently opens in December. 1951 -- The first episode of"I Love Lucy" aired on the CBS television network. October 19 1987 -- Declared Black Monday, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 508 points-- 22 per cent. October 20 1939 -- (75 years ago) The Number 1 top selling book in the United States is "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck. 1966 -- Th~ United States Department of Transportation was created by the U.S. Congress. October 16 Today is Boss's Day. Originated in 1958 by an employee of State Farm Insurance :Agency in Illinois, it is a day for ....... employees to thank their bosses. 1875 -- Brigham Young University was founded in Provo, Utah. 1923 -- Walt Disney Company was founded by brothers Walt and Roy Disney in Los Angeles. 1968 -- Former United States First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy marries Greek shipping tYCoon Aristotle Onassis. 1991 -- The Oakland Hills fire in California kills 25 people and destroys 3,469 homes and apartments, causing more than $2 billion in damage. October 21 1959 -- The New York Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opens. 1962 -- The Cuban missile crisis between the United States, Cuba and the Soviet Union begins. 1973 -- Henry Kissinger is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. that overflows, a power outage or burned casserole are blown out of proportion when we tell others about the hardship. Uncle Don would end his description of such an incident with the phrase "It was awful I tell you." It instantly put such matters into perspective. Another favorite "Donism" is our ability to be "the hero of the day." This honor comes by doing something spectacular on any given day but not exactly what might commonly be considered heroic. It could be an accomplishment. For example, in the autograph book I had when I was eight years old my uncle wrote he was the tetherball hero of the day due to the number of wins he had at the game. He was unbeatable, but of course he did have a height advantage at the time. It didn't really matter to us; what mattered was he took the time to come out and play the game with us. It could be a favor that makes you the hero of the day. When our pet parakeet died my uncle drove to Latrobe from Sacramento to conduct a funeral. He played his guitar, singing "Bye-Bye Blackbird," which we considered a proper farewell. I look back over the words I have written to see if I can gain insight into how and why people are a positive influence. I note they share their time with others. Also they share themselves, not pretending to be something they are not. They are real P.egP!e life and : not trying to be larger than life. They- , have no agenda, no legacy they are trying to create. We are gathering in Sacramento on Saturday, Nov. 1, to celebrate the life of my uncle. My cousin asked that we email "Donisms" in advance so she can type them up to "keep them, alive." As I write this I realize we really don't have to make a list because he passed along certain reactions, outlooks or a point of view. That's what happens when someone impacts our life: REMEMBER WHEN KERI TABORSKI Historian 75 YEARS AGO ..... 1939 The directors of the Golden Gate International Exposition Fair in San Francisco have declared November 5 as Plumas County Day where a contingent of Plumas County representatives will present a program to advertise the assets of Plumas County and the Feather River Wonderland. 50 YEARS AGO ..... 1964 The last half 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 Within minutes of last week's devastating San Francisco Bay Area earthquake, Plumas County ham shortwave operators activated a local communications network providing welfare checks on family and friends in the earthquake area. The Plumas County Board of Supervisors this week voted to replace a $15,207.82 Plumas County Sheriffpatrol car that was totaled in a deer accident involving a deputy sheriff in a high speed pursuit last month. 10 YEARS AGO ..... 2004 An election forum for Portola City Council and Plumas County District Supervisor will be held tonight. Candidates vying for the three City Council seats are: Bill Adamson, Larry K. Douglas, Bill Kennedy and Bill Weaver. County Supervisor candidates are B.J. Pearson and Bill Powers. 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 spelling and grammar are not edited, so the copy is presented as it actually appeared in the original newspaper. Reporter loves the community feel ofsmall towns Small towns have a magnetic charm to them, and once one becomes accustomed, at least in my case, it is hard to jump to a more fast-paced environment. I've always lived in small-ish towns, first growing up in Paradise, then moving to Quincy, and later choosing a college situated in a city of about 30,000 in Oregon. There is an inviting draw in the activities and the people, despite the fact that I naturally always feel awkward and let my shyness take over. A few weeks ago, co-worker Ruth Ellis and I participated in the Janesville Parent Teacher Organization Dash 'N' Dye 5K Color Fun Run. I am not a runner, and I walked the course more than I would care to admit, but I truly enjoyed seeing the number of people who attended the local run. The attendees were mainly from Janesville, but many from the county also joined in. The runners were all seemingly excited MY TURN MAKENZIE DAVIS Staff Writer mdavis@lassennews.com to participate in the local fundraiser, even though the weather turned cold and threatened rain. Volunteers still stood out there throwing the colored powder at passersby and runners pushed through the unfortunate cold. In most cases I have experienced, there is a greater sense of community in these small rural towns, which is not very surprising. People remember My Turns I wrote months ago and still inquire about my cat, they turn up for events raising awareness of domestic violence to watch friends and family perform dances they have been rehearsing for months and they honor local officials who lost their lives in the line of duty. while I have never lived in a city for an extended period of time, I did live in Washington, D.C., for a semester and can say that pace is not for me. Saying hello to someone on the sidewalk seemed weird, and I always kept my head down as the small intern in a sea of powerful professionals. Although the small-town quirks irritated me in high school, I find my concern with lack of certain shops and various activities dwindling. Participating in the Dash 'N' Dye and running alongside locals supporting a school only strengthened my desire to live in a place with a strong community core. .