-m..dmv Moy 26, 1977
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Turs~i A , 617 H IHGNDIY- Pg he
on minornty rape victims
By MARY EILEEN DALEY
Where can a five-year-old child go for help being sexually
,asaulted? Not many places, but there are few social service
,eaters which deal with the problem of sexually abused children.
This lack of attention given to the sexnal abse of hildren is
snlt one of several problems being examined during a conference
tit week sponsored by the National Center for Prevention and
sotrot of Rape. Attending the conference, which began yesterday
and continues through tomorrow are researchers, law enforce-
eat officials, community workers and feminist activists.
TITLED "Working Conference on Issues Pertaining to Sexual
\ tlt: Special Populations", the conference deals with how to
ectively cope with the problem of sexual assaults on adoles-
Iis, blacks, children, the elderly, mentally handicapped, Span-
speaking individuals and persons living in rural areas.
cv Ann Largen, of the, National Rape Center and former
ii dinator of the National Organization for Women (NOW) ,Na-
t ii Rape Task Force, was the keynote speaker -at yesterday's
meetung Largen pointed snt that this conference is unique because
i deals with special groups, who for the most part have been
Sgle cted in terms of research and amount medical care avail
ihYe to them
"It is gratifying for me to be at a conference of this nature,
she said. "It is a long time coming."
ACCORDING TO Largen, "all women are potential rape vic-
because rape victims are not exclusively young white fe-
See CONFERENCE, Page 10
Writing skills drop LUCI TITUNH
a e star-crossed in
prinapals protest a
By RON DeKETT
Eager incoming freshpersons may confound professors with
brilliant insight into woild affair. aid dazzle their peers with p ro
witty dialogue abouit their exploit, but many of-these students
will do poorly in college because they have not mastered funda-
mental reading and writing skills.
The inability of incoming students to adequately express them- Are you bavin
selves on paper has prompted Uni-ersity Admissions Director to choose? Or
Clifford Sjorgren to send a "letter of concern" to high school with your room
fficials throughout Michi:an. your boyfriend
THE LETTER cites tswo major faculty complaints about in- Have you eve
corning students. "The deplorable state of writing" and the lack ger to solve you
it foreign language skills. "ASTROLOGY
However Sjogren's letter may have been written after the to believe in t
1act Several high school principals said a renewed emphasis on ' nik directoress
a citiing and reading skills is evident among students and teachers. Arbor astrologic
"Schools are stressing writing and reading skills more now," z Lambasting h
Dexter High School principal John Hansen said. "(Student) desire papers and m
as far as academics are concerned is definitely on the upswing." terribly inaccur
MOTIVATED students are concerned with improving their All they are do
teAding and writing skills but the "grey area" students who lack when there are
sotivation continue to plague school officials. good reading. I
"If a kid doesn't want to read he isn't going to read," Man- She says that
chester Public High School principal John Korigan said. involves scienti
Several high school principals cited reasons for lack of mI- and lattitude of
i _ation among students-parents, changing curriculum demands, to the universe.
See DROP, Page 10
K, "Personalysis directoress," will do a copWplete astrological reading for any
By DENISE FOX
ng trouble deciding what career
perhaps you have problems
mates or you can't decide if
or girlfriend is the right one
r considered seeing an astrolo-
IS not what you've been led
he media," charges Luci Titu-
of "Personalysis," an Ann
oroscopes that appear in news-
agazines, she says, "They're
'ate. It is galling and annoying.
ing is taking the sun's position,
a million factors involved in a
It's what gives us a bad name."
t astrology is very complex and
ifically determining the length
your birth and time in relation
ON of the universe affects us,"
answer to all
r the heavens.
she claims. As an example, she explains that
most of her clients of a certain "sign" had
"major experiences" as a result of two solar
eclipses which they were "sensitive" to.
When a cilent desires her services, Titunik
first takes the birth date on the telephone,
"Then I give them an appointment, and run
everything through a computer," she says. "I
afterwards do a history of what I see on the
chart. This helps me know if the chart is
This chart is the key to her advice, for its
information unlocks the future and explains
"PEOPLE SAY astrology is denying freo
will," she says, but she defends it. "A man
would not go out in a storm. You see where
the rough weather is, and behave accordingly"
"Most people who come in are usually in
trouble," she notes. "Their marriage is break-
ing down, their kids are in difficulty, or they're
having career problems."
See CAN, Page 7
City police officials announced yesterday previous-
ly undisclosed details in Tuesday's robbery of the
National Bank and Trust Company's campus branch.
The most interesting fact was that the box in which
the robber carried a sawed off shotgun was deco-
rated with pink wrapping paper and four pink rib-
bons. The thief piled a total of $3,772 into a leather
briefcase before he took off through the bank door
facing Thompson Street and headed south. The rob-
ber is described as a white man in his mid-WO's, and
roughly S9" tall..Police have no suspects in the case,
but you, too, can make off like a bandit-if you have
information on the gunman's identity clue in the
Washtenaw County Financial Security_ Association
who are offering as much as $1000 for confidential
information on the case.
... unless you're really hard-up for something to
do, you might as well skip today's happenings, but
here they are anyway. At 3:30 p.m. there will be a
.seminar at 1539 Nat. Sci. on cyanide resistant res-
piration ... and at 7:15 the Christian Science Organ-
ization will meet in Rm. 4304 of the Union.
Marriage gone to pot
Judge Ricardo Garcia was trying to determine
whether a divorce and $200 a month child support
should be granted to the woman in his Duval
County, Texas courtroom. The exchange went like
this: "What does your husband do?"-"He's self-
employed"-"What does he do? Is he a truck driver,
equipment operator, a laborer?"-"No, he moves..
around a lot."-"Al right, when he is moving around
a lot, how does he make money? I need to know hoa
much so I can determine if $200 a month child sup-
port is fair".-"Well, he sells marijuana."-pause-
"You realize this is serious?"-'Yes, sir. I talked
to him about it a lot, and that's why I want a di-
vorce." Needless to say, the divorce was granted,
and the judge also told the woman to tell every-
thing she kno*s about her husband's business to
the grand jury. S, if that husband is reading this,
you'd better find a nice hide-out, because the blood-
hounds have your scent. You know what they say
about a woman scorned ...
Question: How do you get a man out of a manhole
when he's stuck head underground and feet up?
Answer: Dig up the metal ring that holds the man-
hole cover, pull it out, turn it over and the victim
slips right through. That's what a federal Energy
Research and Development Administration (FERDA)
fire crew did when plumber W. A. Spencer of White
Rock, N.M. became trapped in a manhole topped
by a ring 14 inches in diameter. Fortunately, the
only thing hurt was his dignity.
On the outside
For those of you who are sick of this sweltering
heat, we've got good news. Today's high will only be
27, and the low will be 15. Unfortunately, those are
centegrade temperatures. In good old steamy
Fahrenheit the high will be 81 under sunny skies,
and the low will be about 58. It will, of course, be
unbearably humid again.