100%

Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue

Share

Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

September 08, 1998 - Image 7

Resource type:
Text
Publication:
The Michigan Daily, 1998-09-08

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.


-LOCAL/STATE

The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, September 8,.1998 - 7,

NOW
.., _ ! ! s

'Date rape' drug targeted
by women's commission

The Associated Press
A state agency plansto begin holding a two-year sentence, while people"
seminars at Michigan universities to caught using the drug can get one year
inform women about the dangers the in jail.
so-called "date rape" drug that can be DeGrow said about 400 students are
slipped into a woman's drink to render expected to aucd a seminar on the
her helpless. drug this month at Central Michigan
"College campuses are very danger- University.
ous places for women," said Kathy "Education is the most important
DeGrow, executive director of the thing," she told 'fhe Blade of Toledo in
Michigan Women's Commission, a story yesterday.
Gov. John Engler signed legislation The drug is a central nervous sys-
in July making it a felony to possess the tem depressant first used as a possible
drug, gamma-hydroxybutyrate. That anesthetic. Rejected by doctors, it
made Michigan one of six states to add found its way to health and diet
the substance to its list of Schedule I stores, where it was sold as a muscle
drugs, meaning more serious penalties growth product. The U.S. Food and
for offenders. Drug Administration banned it in
As a result, offenders caught distrib- 1990.
uting or manufacturing the drug can get However, the dug is easily made at
up to seven years in prison and a home -recipes can be found on the
$10,000 fine. Simple possession carries Internet. In the early part of this decade,

it became a popular drug with high
school and college students, who like(
its euphoric and hallucinatory qualities
At the same time, some men begat
sneaking the substance into the drink
of unsuspecting woman. Over a two- t
three-year period in Michigan, about 2,
assault and rape cases were reportec
related to the drug, DeGrow said.
Because the drug disappears from the
system two to five hours after taking it
many cases go undetected and unre-
ported, DeGrow said. She thinks the
nu ber of rapes and assaults is mud
higher.
DeGrow said that among the advice
her group suggests is for groups of
women to have a designated person
remain at tables in bars and at parties to
make sure no one tampers with the

f'9
In an event that set the record for the longest dance lie, dancers make their way down Main Street on Saturday. More than
800 dancers twisted and turned between William and Heron streets.

60
I
49
0
4 W .

TRADIT ON!
VOTED BEST PIZZA & BEST LATE NIGHT HANGOUT
-by The Michigan Daily Readership Poll
Relax in a comfortable atmosphere and enjoy great food at great prices.
We've been satisfying studente' cravings since 1938
" BREAKFAST ALL DAY
" UNCLE PAT'S PIZZA SINCE 1959
HOMESTYLE DINNER SPECIALS
+ BEER, WINE, LIQUOR
" OPEN LATE.
+ FOR DELIVERY CALL 741-8296 C.

Joa~c s
H air Shop

NEED HOUSING
GO WITH
THE BEST!
OVER 18 DIFFERENT LOCATIONS
OVER 300 DIFFERENT APARTMENTS
ON CENTRAL CAMPUS '
DON'T MISS OUT
CALL TODAY
(734) 761-8000
91PR IME.
S T U D E N T H 0 U S I N G. I N C.
61 Church St. Ann Arbor
acroas from Dollar Bill Copying

t'c- C.
1119 S. University
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
(734) 747-8272
(across from Good Time Charle's)
Laundry by
Shelli Segal
Dresses for Formals and Semi-Formals!

930-1891

Central Campus'
Full Service
Grocery

3"

Ann Arbor's First
& Only Wired Cafe
www.webchateau.com

Surf the Planet!
Surf the net on our dedicated
fast connection, utilize any
productivity software on our
network, or even play games
for only $5.00 per hour.

- --
'are THE Studaut Travel Exper
n tft GIL Trael Agiiy
SIn Micigan recunmfdeby:
Let's Go & BerkeleGuiderooks.

Voted Best Liquor/Party Store
1990-1991-1992-1993-1994-1995-1996-1997
by The Michigan Daily Readership Poll
4000 Wines " 600 Spirits
200 Beers & Ales.o 300 Cigars
Full Line of Groceries
Fresh Produge, Meat & Dairy'® Ice Cream & Frozen Foods
Bottled Waters, Juices & Pop . School & Household supplies
Magazines & Comics & Lots More
Serving Ann Arbor Since 1970
VILLAGE CORNER
Corner of S. University & S. Forest
995-1818
Daily 8am-lam * Fri/Sat 8am-2am

Il

1220 S. University
Corner of S. Forest
2nd Floor Above McDonald's
" Mid-Eastern Deli
and Salads
" Fresh Juice Bar
* Northern Espresso
* Pastries & Ice
Cream

Telnet, Web Browsing, E-Mail,
Ms-Office 97, Risk, Red Alert,
Doom, Quake, "You Don't
Know Jack" Game, Acrophobia,
and many more popular
software and games.
Laser Print 10 per page
Color InkJet 50g per page
High Resolution scanning
$1.00 per page
Fax: $1.50 first page,
$1.00 for each
additional page
Phone: (734)995-5977
Fax: (734)995-5877
OPEN 24 HOURS

fntei

T E7r vel ('%=OWNk, I C
CIEE: Councpl4nnternationalEUcational Exchange
1218 South University
(Below Tower Records) (734) 998-020(
Ann Arbor m-

Back to Top

© 2020 Regents of the University of Michigan