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The Michigan Daily
Vol. XCIII, No. 34-S Ann Arbor, Michigan - Thursday, August 11, 1983 Ten Cents Twelve Pages
Buimics to get crisis line

y

By GEORGEA KOVANIS
Thin may be "in" among the fashion conscious, but a
rowing number of - University women have let
dieting take control of their lives.
The desire to look as thin as a model, combined
with academic pressures, drives many women to
develop potentially deadly eating disordes, anorexia
nervosa and bulimia, which have reached epidemic
levels on campus.
BUT FORMER anorexic and Eastern Michigan
University student is organizing an anorexia-bulimia
crisis line to help area victims suffering from the
disorders.
"I want to see what I can do to help people with this
problem," said Pat Voice, who is organizing the
hotline. "Most of the other (local) crisis lines don't
handle this problem."
As a result, Voice said, many anorexics and

'Everybody knows somebody
who is or who they suspect
(has bulimia or anorexia)'
-Eithel Sech
University Counselor
bulimics don't know where to turn for help. A recent
campus survey by hospital officials reported that 30
to 35 percent of freshmen on campus have
bulimic tendencies.
THE HOTLINE, scheduled to begin in late Septem-
ber, will advise anorexics and bulimics where they
can go for help, said Voice.
Volunteers, preferably former or recovering

bulimics and anorexics, will operate the phoneline
during the evenings and on weekends, said Judy
Kronberg, a psychologist at the Human Growth Cen-
ter, in Ann Arbor.
The hotline is currently inr the planning stages,
Kronberg said, adding that the crisis line will use of-
fice space in the Human Growth Center.
BULIMIA, a viscious cycle of gorging on large
meals followed by self-induced vomiting, is more,
common than anorexia, said Kenneth Castagna, head
of the University's eating disorders clinics.
Some bulimics binge and purge up to 10 times a day
vomiting or taking as many as 50 laxatives to ensure
they don't gain weight, said Castagna.
But unlike anorexia in which victims starve them-
selves losing 25 percent of their body weight, most
See HOTLINE, Page 7
AFSCME
says May
election
conducted
improperly
By DAN GRANTHAM
Specialto the Daily
DETROIT - Several University cler-
ical workers testified yesterday that a
May union election was conducted im-
properly.
In the second day of hearings in
Detroit, the American Federation of
State, County and Municipal Em-
ployees (AFSCME) presented
arguments for nullifying the election
which the union lost by one vote.
AFSCME has filed a set of 11 objec-
tions to the way the election was han-
dled by University officials and the
MAHON Michigan Employment Relations
Commission (MERC).
The union is asking MERC to either
ber of recognize AFSCME as the clerical
See UNION, Page 2
VSKI tickets have already been sold, but he
Ann Arbor hopes more will make the trip.
travel to "We would like to get at least 100
f the mon- people out there from Ann Arbor,"
of the 1963 Hayes said. Many residents will be
ngton. going in their own cars, he added.
ort is the HAYES said his main goal in par-
nce, an ticipating in the rally is to drive home
s, labor, to legislators that the country's
ups. priorities are misplaced when it spends
well Peter- billions on defense while unem-
:anized the ployment is high.
tg. 27 rally Hayes said he thinks the rally will be
ttention to successful because of the wide support
it has received.
No buses to "They have gotten a very broad base
ly, at $45 a of support for this. Just about
Interfaith everybody's working on this," he said.
the 47 bus See LOCAL, Page 4

Doily Photo by DOUG Mc
A boxcar named desire ?D
A boy looks wishfully at a train passing along the streets of Ypsilanti's historic Depot Town which boasts a numl
eateries and antique shops.

Lcal
protesters
to attend
rally in
Washington

By HALLE CZECHOW
More than one hundredA
residents are expected to
Washington D.C. at the end o
th for the 20th anniversary(
Civil Rights March on Washir
Organizing the local eff(
Coalition of Conscier
organization of religiou
women's, and civil rights gro
CITY councilmember Lov
son (D-First Ward), who org
coalition, said he hopes the Ai
will increase legislator's at
peace, freedom, and jobs.
The coalition has rented tw
take local residents to the ral
ticket. Tom Hayes of the
Council for Peace said 30 of

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