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Isari to establish crisis hotline
(Continued 4'om Page 1)
From 1984 to 1985, she held an
internship at the Washtenaw County
Assault Crisis Center. Just before
receiving a graduate degree from the
School of Social Work in 1985, she
was offered a job at the crisis center
as a Family Violence and Sexual
Abuse Counselor. She stayed there
until August 1987, when she began
working at the University.
Andrea Rubin, counselor at the
crisis center, worked with Isari for
three years on three different sexual
assault survivor groups.
"She's very energetic, enthusias-
tic and committed to women and
children's rights. Her ethical stan-
dards are very high, and she treats
people very respectfully," Rubin
Isari said her training at the center
gave her experience in running
groups for rape victims and working
with the criminal justice system as
their advocate and as a liaison with
the police. As a student and staff
member, she coordinated and over-
saw the Agency Speakers Bureau
where she trained volunteers who
went into the community and held
speaking engagements about sexual
"The work (at the ACC) really
sparked me," Isari said. "It's difficult
and challenging, but it's really re-
warding. People ask me how I can
do this work all the time. I get as
much or more back as I give. It's
really exciting to see the amount of
interest and enthusiasm around this
issue on campus," she said.
Through the center, Isari became
involved with the University's Sex-
Isari said she has counselled a
"broad spectrum" of sexual assault
victims during her two months at
the counseling center, adding that
close to 90 percent of the rapes were
committed by acquaintances - in-
cluding a father, a brother, a
boyfriend, the mail carrier, and a
'She's very energetic, enthusiastic and committed to
women and children's rights. Her ethical standards
are very high, and she treats people very
- Andrea Rubin, counselor at the
Washtenaw County Assault Crisis Center
ing assailants. "A horrible precedent
has been set," Isari said.
"It's scary to see how horribly
this woman was treated in the court-
room. Survivors have a special em-
pathy for her," she said.
Isari described one woman who
experienced "the classic, stereotypic
rape." The woman was home watch-
ing television when two men broke
into her home, burglarized her
house, raped her at knifepoint, tied
her up, and left her. The woman
prosecuted; the men were found
guilty and were sent to jail.
"As a single mother - a woman
of color - (the woman) was strug-
gling to support herself, and she had
to deal with a sexist, racist criminal
justice system. But she was amaz-
ingly persistent. She'd come to
counseling even if it meant bringing
her child with her. She'd find ways
to see me, even if it meant that I'd
go out and see her at a restaurant on
her lunch hour. Afterwards, she made
a commitment to help other rape
survivors." Isari said the woman
now writes and talks to people about
Isari is also a member of Ann
Arbor Coalition Against Rape which
coordinates the Take Back the Night
March. More than 2,500 women
participated in the march last year.
ual Assault Prevention and Aware-
She was on the original commit-
tee that developed the plan for the
Peer Education Program, which
conducts sexual assault awareness
and acquaintance rape workshops
"Katta was involved with the
center before it was created, and now
she's part of it. That shows a real
commitment," said Pam Kisch, a
SAPAC volunteer coordinator and
"No rape is easy, but with an
acquaintance rape the betrayal of
trust is much deeper because you're
supposed to be able to trust the peo-
ple you know, especially people you
love - fathers, lovers."
Isari said she worries about the
effects of the recent rape trial in
which a former University student
filed a civil defamation suit against
the woman involved and was acquit-
ted. She said it might prevent
women from reporting and prosecut-
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Epton 's proposal
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but Epton said his proposal was not
prompted by any specific events.
Chris Helzerman testified before
council in July that a police officer
hit him in the stomach with a baton
and dragged him by the hair during
the Art Fair incident. He was for-
mally charged of disobeying a police
officer on July 30. Since then, he
has been to court five times for pre-
trials, and will appear again on Nov.
"Hopefully, they'll drop the
charges if they get to their senses,"
Helzerman said. "I feel I'm not
guilty. I think it's ludicrous that
they would waste so much time."
Helzerman, who faces a $100 fine
and up to nine days in jail if he is
found guilty, said, "My lawyer says
I will be convicted at this level of
court," though he would appeal such
Compiled from Associated Press reports
Senate, House vote in favor
of ban on Iranian imports
WASHINGTON - Congress overwhelmingly approved legislation
yesterday slamming the door on all imports from Iran, with backers
saying that while it may have little practical effect, such a ban would send
a signal of outrage over Tehran's behavior in the Persian Gulf.
The Senate voted 93-0 for a bill that would immediately ban all
imports from Iran, primarily oil, unless President Reagan certifies that
the ban would harm U.S. interests.
The House followed suit, voting 407-5 for a similar measure. The two
bills differed slightly, so further action still would be required before the
bill is sent to Reagan, who had not yet taken a position on the
Refugees die in boat disaster
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic - A boat carrying
refugees overturned and sank yesterday in shark-infested waters off the
northeastern coast of the Dominican Republic, killing at least 50 people,
Authorities rescued 32 people, who were treated at two hospitals for
exposure from the sun and other injuries after the craft sank three miles
off the northeast coast as it was headed for Puerto Rico police said.
Eugenio Cabral, head of the Civil Defense in the Dominican Republic,
said "there are many dead, more than 50."
Cabral said he made the estimated count while flying over the zone in
a small Dominican Air Force plane.
"I saw sharks eating the bodies of the people," said Cabral."
Protesters arrested in Tibet
LHASA, Tibet - Chinese police arrested more than 60 demonstrators
who chanted and waved fists in a march to the Tibetan regional
government office yesterday, five days after a pro-independence protest left
at least 14 dead.
About 2,000 people stood by as dozens of Chinese police and soldiers
armed with AK-47 automatic rifles and automatic pistols rushed to the
office compound and herded the marchers into trucks.
The marchers were believed to have been Buddhist monks, but they
wore civilian clothes rather than the saffron robes usually worn by
"We firmly oppose and will try to firmly stop those kinds of riots,"
Communist Party spokesman Wu Xingtang told a news conference in
Beijing on Monday. He accused foreigners of advocating independence for
Senators propose 65 mph limit
LANSING - Legislation to raise Michigan's highway speed limit
wobbled uncertainly toward passage in the Senate yesterday as two
lawmakers competed to pass their separate measures.
The Senate advanced one bill to boost the limit to 65 mph on rural
interstates, and defeated an amendment to extend the higher limit to other
That left one senator, Doug Cruce, R-Troy, with his bill in position
for passage and another, Richard Fessler, R-West Bloomfield, with his
similar bill still facing initial discussion.
Cruce's bill would raise the speed limit to 65 on rural interstates.
Motorists caught speeding could receive up to five penalty points,
depending on speed.
Fessler's bill would raise the speed limit on all Michigan highways,
thus risking more than $360 million a year in federal highway aid.
That bill would also include a night speed limit of 55 mph.
Slice cola ad returns to-the
1960s in Woodstock revival
BRISTOL, Tenn. - A cast of thousands will gather in the lush
mountains near here for 60 seconds of peace, love and music designed to
help sell a soft drink.
The TV commerical will be "reminiscent of Woodstock," said Kathy
Sorkin, owner of Faces and Places, a New York firm producing the ad.
"But in this case, the big event is Slice coming to your hometown."
Mimes, guitar players and anyone with a dog that can catch a frisbee
are invited to be in the commerical for Slice, a Pepsi-Cola product,
The 60-second spot will require 2,000 extras and 50 principals, all to
be hired locally, she said.
"We're looking for principals from 5 years old to 60 years old," she
said. "We're looking for everyone."
The are was chosen for its mountain scenery and because the leaves are
still green, Sorkin saId. Greenery is necessary because the Woodstock
festival was in July, she said.
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