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The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, August 4, 1982-Page 3
LOCAL CITIZENS WORK TO INCREASE COMMUNITY AWARENESS
Anti-rape group to post maps
SKRISTIN STAPLETON say, 'Oh, that's where it happens. It's both the campus area and downtown The cost, approximately $60, is ex-
not my neighborhood, I don't have to Ann Arbor. Most of the pins marking pected to be provided by MSA within
attempt to heighten rape worry,' " Huisman said. People should them are red-indicating incidents of the next few weeks, according to
ss among community residen- be aware that sexual assault often oc- first-degree sexual assault, Huisman Huisman. "I'm really pushing for get-
bers of a local rape prevention curs in places people think are safe, said. ting it up before school starts again,"
ve announced plans to begin such as their own homes, she added. Although one of the maps has been she said.
maps which will contain the THE LOCATIONS, which were ob- completed for posting in the public: AFTER BEING posted, Huisman
of sexual assaults that have tained from the Ann Arbor police library, a lack of funds is delaying the said, the maps will be updated each
ported during the past two department, are widely scattered completion of another which is intended month by members of the rape preven-
throughout the community, including for UgLi. See ANTI-RAPE, Page5

The two Ann Arbor maps, which will
be posted in the Ann Arbor Public
Library and the University's Un-
dergraduate Library, contain the
location of each reported sexual assault
since January 1,.1980. They will be
highlighted with multi-colored pins to
indicate severity of attack, according to
Janni Huisman, administrative coor-
dinator of the Michigan Student
Assembly and a member of the Ann Ar-
bor Citizen's Advisory Committee on
Rape Prevention.
HUISMAN SAID the purpose of the
maps is "to educate and inform people"
about the problem of rape. She said the
fact that Ann Arbor has had more than
180 cases of rape reported since the
beginning of 1980 indicates that sexual
assault is a serious problem in the
community.
Although the map will identify
locations where the chance of sexual
assault is higher, Huisman said the
maps are meant to show people that
"rape happens very often, anywhere; at
any time.
"I don t think it's a good idea for
people to look at that (the map) and
1y y

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Daly Photo by ELIZABETH SCOTT
A CITY MAP SIMILAR to this one will be posted in the Undergraduate Library this fall to warn students where rapes
have been reported in the past two years.
-- Regent Baker blasts
Ruppe in GOP debate

From UPI reports
U.S. Senate candidate and University
Regent Deane Baker slammed fron-
trunner Phil Ruppe as a liberal-leaning
lawmaker and wheeler-dealer lobbyist
yesterday during and after a lively
Republican debate for public television.
Of the four candidates appearing on
the program to be aired later, only ar-
ch-conservative Robert Huber came
out in favor of repealing the 55 m.p.h.
speed limit and against trying again
with the EqualRights Amendment.
HUBER ALSO opposed the use of tax
credits as a spur to American auto
sales, while others took more equivocal
stands.
Later, speaking to reporters, Ruppe
said his own polls have generally con-
firmed the results of the earlier poll
conducted by Detroit radio station WJR
which showed him leading but a large
number of voters undecided.
Ruppe said, however, he believes the
"undecided" category may include a
large number of people who will not
vote next Tuesday, making the poll
results more meaningful.
BAKER TOOK every opportunity
during the debate to lash out at Ruppe
who has been identified in the only in-,
dependent poll as the leading can-
didate.
Baker criticized Ruppe as a very
liberal Republican, saying he "voted
pretty much for the Democratic
program" during his 12 years in the
U.S. House.
The Ann A rbor builder also noted the
federal government had a deficit in
every one of the 12 years Ruppe was in
office.
WHEN_ RUPPE at one, . point

Baker
... criticizes Ruppe for
liberal policies
suggested he was "more concerned
than the other candidates about 15 per-
cent unemployment" in Michigan,"
Baker shouted "Baloney!
And when Ruppe said lowering in-
terest rates is a better means of
stimulating auto sales than offering tax
credits, Baker broke in saying "if you
wait that long, everybody in Michigan
is going to be out of work."
Following the debate, Baker told
reporters Ruppe's activities as a lob-
byist make him unqualified for the U.S.
Senate. Lobbyists, he said, try to buy
votes.
Ruppe responded that Baker was
"making a charge without any sub-
stance."
The four candidates all agreed In-
terior Secretary James Watt has han-
dled himself poorly, but only Baker
directly criticized the substance of his
policies.

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top shape for the summer.

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