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i i OPINION CHENEY FREE PRESS Thursday, June11,201515 continued from page 4 come received by the poor by not counting the value of many of the subsidies received as income. If we lived like we did in 1960, minimum continued from page 4 Before the pro- gram began, Williams and several students handed out small slips of paper with infor- mation, and picture if available, about a murdered transgender individual. The program start- ed with each individ- ual's name and picture projected onto a large screen at the front of the lower level lecture hall, and if that was the person whose paper you possessed, you were to rise and read it aloud. Mine was second, and althoughwe re- turned the pieces to Sandy, it wasn't hard to remember which one it was after checking the Transgender Day of Remembrance website. I stood and read into the silent room: "Rosa Ribut (Jon Sayh Ribut), 35 years old, cause of death: blunt force trau- wage would more than cover the bills. We con- sumers do have a prob- lem, but it's not an income problem. It's an out of control spending problem. Jim Shamp Cheney ma, location of death: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; date of death: Nov. 23, 2013." In all-about 20 names were read, and afterwards a discus- sion followed. And while the discussion was good, it was the names and manner of death that carried the point. Blunt force trau- ma. Stabbed and/or shot multiple times. Dismembered. Burned alive. Dead and dying individuals dumped somewhere. Beaten and then stoned to death. Shot, stabbed and dragged. Many of these mur- ders were in other countries, a number in Brazil, but several in the U.S. Most victims were in their 20s and 30s, but several were in their 50s. One was 8 years old, murdered by his father because he wouldn't cut his hair, liked women's OLD clothes and liked to dance. Most all of the mur- ders were done close, facing the victim - blows to the face and head, stab and gunshot wounds to the chest, throats sadistically slashed. This is deeply per- sonal violence. As you read or listened to the killings, the perpetra- tors anger and rage was easily evident, like- ly and unfortunately stoked to an Offended inferno by religious faith and fervor. True, these are ex- treme cases, but they are extremes that carry in- fluence over those who stay in the shadows, fearful of revealing to an unsympathetic and mostly intolerant world their true nature. When you view the Jenner case in the light of what really happens to transgender indi- viduals, it becomes a mockery, an insult and a monument to our ignorance. It's about celebrity, not celebra- tion. Will Jenner's case be a watershed in our understanding of gen- der identification, do- ing for transgender individuals what the "coming out of the closet" by other celeb- rities did for gays? Will we began to be more understanding and ac- cepting? I hope so, but I fear likely not, at least not for a while. Reality is much 'more grim. John McCal- lure can be reached at ymac@cheneyfreepress. com. TOML1NSON Pete Baccarella 509-953-4598 USAF Retired BUY or SELL? www.petebaccarella.com e-PRO ....... "&il;~;;n',~:~,o;,eh;nt',i.~o;~ ........ i North Side South Hill Medical Lake 755.$437 624.1182 299.$171 Spokane Spck.a'.e Dr. Brace To, Won lDr, Cha ties Toit[ign [ Dr, .~,u C~ ml>e~n Dr, Dauid Toi~io~ I Dr. hfis~o~er Herzog Spokanc~sOnlyBoardCertif~dPcdiatriclXmtalGroqo nn6hnn Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday ! Thursday SunnY Sunny Sunny Sunny Sunny Mostly Sunny Mostly Sunny High/Low 78/48 81/52 83/51 76/49 76/49 76/49 78/50 ACCOUNTANTS NATASHA JERNEGAN, CPA Certified Public,~ccountant 1006 First Street Cheney, WA 99004 509-235-4450 JANICE KOPRIVA PENAR, C.RA. 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Elizabeth Newell, DDS 60 Simpson Parkway Drive, Cheney 235-2900 HEALTHCARE ROCKWOOD CHENEY CLINIC 19 N. 7th, Cheney 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m Saturday Closed Sunday 235-6151 744-1732 Charles B.H. Hough, M.D Tom Koeske, M.D. Cori Lopez, D.O. Jonathan Staben, M.D. Carol Gahl, PA-C Natalie Koncz, PA-C Melissa Norton, PA-C Molly Stapleton ARNP ROCKWOOD MEDICAL LAKE CLINIC 725 North Stanley Street, Suite D, Medical Lake, WA 99022 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday 509-299-5145 Fax: 509-299-5154 Douglas R. Gwinn, M.D. Serban Ionescu, M.D. Internal Medicine Barbara Tritt, P.A.-C OPTOMETRIST VISION HAUS Dr. Scott Borgholthaus 1867 1st Street Cheney, WA 509-235-2010 PHYSICAL THERAPY AIRWAY HEIGHTS PHYSICAL THERAPY 9725 West Sunset Highway Located next to Boeing 509-624-4100 Jeffrey R. Wills, P.T., Clinic Director Paula Dillon Mays, P.T., A.T.C. Susan Barry, P.T., C.L.T. Erin Ribic, P.T., D.P.T., C.S.C.S. APEX PHYSICAL THERAPY 1855 First Street, Cheney Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. 509-559-5038 Amy K. Sanderson, P.T, O.C.S. Vince Piccolo, P.T., C.S.C.S. Kelsey Deines, P.T.A. Tracy Kuhn, D.P.T APEX PHYSICAL THERAPY 12721 14th Ave. Airway Heights Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 509-244-9968 Monty Soliday, M.P.T. Kelsey Deines, P.T.A. Ryan Clouse, D.ET Andy Hamilton, D.P.T. Gary Franks, P.T. ROCKWOOD PHYSICAL THERAPYL AND MEDICAL FITNESS CENTER (Cheney) 1727 1st Street, Cheney, WA 99004 509-838-2531 ext. 5605 Fax: 509-235-2175 Monday & Wednesday 7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Tuesday & Friday 7:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Thursday 10:00 a.m.- 630 p.m. Blondel Assonken, D.P.T. Nicole Stevens, D.P.T. PSYCHIATRY & COUNSELING PEAK PERFORMANCE PSYCHIATRY & COUNSELING Dr. Reznicek Board Certified Psychiatrist 1717 S. Rustle Rd., Suite 212A Spokane, WA 99224 509-315-4142 www.peakpsychiatry.org info@peakpsychiatry.org PUBLISHING CHENEY FREE PRESS William lift, President Harlan Shellabarger, Publisher John McCallum, Editor 1616 W. First Street, Cheney 235-6184 299.5678 Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. VETERINARIANS BLAGKHAWK VETERINARY HOSPITAL Eric Wert, D.V.M.~ 423 W. First Street, Cheney 235-2020,624-9613 Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CHENEY VETERINARY CLINIC, INC. Dr. Trod Rickey, D.V.M. Dr. Jessice "l]tchenal, D.V.M. 1971 First Street, Cheney 235-6660 Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 7:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Wednesday 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. WEST PLAINS ANIMAL HOSPITAL Kris Belles, D.V.M. 10510 W. SR 2, Suite 3, Spokane, WA 99224 624-3474 Men. & Fri. 8:00 am-5:30 pm Open late Thursday to 7:00 pm Sat 8:00 am-5:30 pm I II ii III