The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, August 8, 1979-Page 5
Study shows breakup is as traumatic as divorce
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A when you don't expect to." all the respondents lived around AFTER THE separation, she said,
psychologist who studied unmarried NATIONALLY, 1,137,000 couples Boulder, a university town with a large women "show emotional turmoil, while
couples living together says she found were living together without being population of young, well-educated men seem happy until you talk with
that breaking up can be as traumatic married in 1978, the U.S. Census professionals. them. Women are used to believing it's
for them as getting a divorce. Bureau reports. But Mika said many of her findings OK to show your feelings."
Such.couples often say they are living Mika interviewed 50 persons - 35 echoed those of studies of couples from
together because they're not ready for women and 15 men, each of whom had failed marriages. The absence of a marriage license
marriage, said the researcher, Kitty been involved in live-in relationships For instance, the men and women she seems to make little difference in how a
Mika, but they may be kidding them- that didn't work. All the respondents studied reacted differently to the end of break-up affects a person's life at the
a live-in relationship. "Women seem to office, Mika said.
fall apart initially and look better later. "Those who are adjusting poorly are
Men are still suffering two years later," often tired, miss work and have other
'Women seem to fall apart initially shesaid. problemsnthejob,"shesaid.
and look better later. Men are still suf- Opol
fering two years later.'
. -Dr. Kitty Mika, Gul Coast-scientists
PORT ISABEL._Texa sF(AP) Glbnh spotted about 55 miles southeast of Cor-
selves about how easily they can with- were over 21 and had recently broken
draw from such a relationship. up with their live-in lovers.
"I think it's a real good idea to look at Mika acknowledged that her study
what you're doing before you do it," was limited because she did not use a
said Mika, who earned her doctoral "control group" of broken marriages
degree in clinical psychology at the for comparison with her findings.
University of Colorado last month with IN ADDITION, the 34-year-old
a dissertation on cohabitation. "You psychologist said in an interview that
can get pretty attached to people, even her conclusions were tentative because
of tar as big as baseballs washed onto pus Christi.
the white resort beaches of southern THAT SLICK surprised scientist,
Texas yesterday, and scientists said who had thought that oil still spewing
there was a "distinct possibility" that from a runaway Mexican well in the
history's worst oil spill could defile the Gulf had moved little past this southern
U.S. Gulf Coast all the way to Florida. tip of Texas.
While fishers and hotel personnel "We're assuming that what we'r
fretted over the tar balls scattered over seeing is Mexican oil," said Environ
the sands of South Padre Island, a skin- mental Protection Agency spokesmay
ny spit of land along the southeastern Roger Meacham.
coast of Texas, a giant slick - two "This oil spill is unlike any other in
miles wide and six miles long - was history," he added. "There are so amny
Local group protests WWII bombings
of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with vigil
By JULIE ENGEBRECHT caring about other people," he added.
The participants said they are not members of any par-
Quietly passing out leaflets in the midst of hurried ticular group, though most are involved in some area social
passersby and 90 degree heat, a small group of area residents causes.
outside of St. Mary's Church yesterday observed the 34th an- "For me it's more of a sense of time of reflection and
niversary of the atomic bombings of the Japanese cities of looking into myself for ways that can change the violence of
Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Hiroshima," said Michel Olivero-Johnson, who was passing
The people outside the large brick church on William out small blue leaflets to pedestrians.
Street were participating in a three-day fast and vigil in ob- She explained that the vigil's purpose was not so much to
servance of the destruction that took thousands of lives near make other people aware of the significance of the bombings
the end of World War II. but rather to provide an opportunity for the fasters to attem-
"A lot of the attitudes people had back at that time which pt to better understand their relationship to the military
allowed them to condone nuclear weapons are still present pt
today," said vigil participant Don Broersma. "The fast is The observance will continue tomorrow until about noon.
more or less a sign of repentance. The group also has a slideshow and discussion on the arms
"WE'RE TRYING to get rid of the guilt, hatred, and not race planned for tonight at the church.
factors outside anyone's control."
ASKED IF THE oil spilling onto the
Gulf from the well that blew out in the
Bay of Campeche on June 3 could reach
the entire U.S. coastline, Meacham
said, "that's a distinct possibility."
,But he said it was too early to make
About 20,000 barrels of oil is gushing
from the Mexican well daily, creating
what scientists have called the world's
largest oil spill.
SCIENTISTS MANNING a preven-
tive task force headquartered at Corpus
Christi concentrated their efforts on
protecting the Laguna Madre, a huge
inlet that separates the mainland from
the outer Gulf and provides sensitive
breeding grounds for a variety of
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Sheriff's dept. saves money, gas
By TIM YAGLEcli 5th Avenue at Liberty St. 761-9700
call during the week and two ofi minutes of each hour is spent writing Formerly Fifth Forum Theater
Washtenaw County Sheriff Depar- weekends. the reports.
ment officials estimate two new Minick said eliminating trips back to Minick says, "It's a fairly cost- "People make love for so many
asoline conservation measures can headquarters for paperwork is also effective program" because between 18 reasons-why s h o u I d n' t
ave the county between $18,000 and saving the county gas money. He said and 21 cars are involved in the project, money be one of them?"
21,000 per year. deputies complete reports while saving an estimated $1,000 per car per -The gospel according to St. Jack
One program would cut down on the
unofficial use of county cars, while the
other would reduce trips made by
deputies back to headquarters to fill out
Sheriff Thomas Minick said up until
18 months ago, some detectives would
drive county cars home so they could
respond quickly if a call for assistance
came while they were off-duty.
MINICK SAID public knowledge of
unofficial use of county vehicles "would
cause a deep resentment of the public
toward us if people see the wholesale
taking home of county vehicles,
especially with the energy crisis.
"We took those cars away from the
detectives," Minick continued. He ad-
ded there is currently one detective on-
monitoring traffic speeds rather than
returning to the main office to write
them. According to Minick, about 10
year. "So we're looking at an $18,000 to
$21,000 savings," he said. "And that
doesn't include less wear and tear."
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