Page 4-The Michigan Daily-Friday, May 29, 1987
By LISA BABCOCK
Even though there are fewer
possible rape victims in the city
during the summer, the amount of
reported sexual assaults in Ann
Arbor increases 50 percent during
this period, according to members
of the Sexual Assault Crisis
They attribute this rise to the
warmer weather, which causes more
women to go outdoors.
"The fact that we have a 50
percent rise in summer, when we
have less available victims makes
that rise more significant," said
Gloria Krys of the Assault Crisis
Center. Krys said there are fewer
potential rape victims during the
summer because many University
students have left the city.
The rise, part of a national trend
documented in FBI statistics,
underlines a double threat. Stranger
rapes - a rape by an assailant un -
known to the victim - seem more
probable in the summer because of
more outdoor and latenight acti -
vities and because of unlocked doors
and open windows. Reported ac -
quaintance rapes also rise signifi-
cantly during the summer months.
Summer is a time when people
"feel good," and they tend to be less
wary about other people, Krys said.
Eighty-eight percent of all rape
victims know their assailant before
the crime was committed.
Up to 90 percent of acquaintance
rapes go unreported, often because
the victim wrongfully blames
A rapist "can't be picked out in a
crowd," said Julie Steiner, director
of the University's Sexual Assault
Prevention and Awareness Center.
Rapists come from all socioecono -
mic backgrounds and can't be
stereotyped. The best detection de -
vice may be "a funny feeling," she
SAPAC and ACC advise taking
precautions against rape throughout
the year. "It's hard, you don't want
to seem paranoid," Steiner said.
"But it's safer."
Rally for m edia news"maga"ine,"pea"s
Laurie Wechter, editor of Agenda news magazine, speaks to about 50 ralliers Wednesday outside the Ann
Arbor News on Huron Street. The group was holding a memorial service for three journalists, including one
American, who were killed in La Penca, Nicaragua on May 30, 1984. They were killed when a terrorist,
disguised asa journalist, bombed an international press conference. The group charges that Lt. Oliver North
was behind the bombing.
Baker opens 188 campaign
By DAN COOKE Although Baker won the Demo - (D-Ann Arbor) and State T
Getting almost a year's head cratic primary for the same seat last Robert Bowman - Baker s
start, University graduate student September, Pursell defeated him in his candidacy as a challenge
Dean Baker officially began his a close race. Baker, working on a sell. "We want to aim at P
second bid for the U.S. Congres - Ph.D..in economics at the Univer - Baker said.
sional Representative seat on Tues - sity, believes that an early start will But Baker may face som
day. allow him to mount a more suc - competition in the Democr
The election will be held in cessful campaign and raise more mary if either of the in
November 1988, when Baker will funds. potential candidates decide t
again challenge his former oppo - "Last time we showed our wouldn't enter something I
nent, U.S. Rep. Carl Pursell (R- strength. This time we're going to I couldn't win," said Pollac
Ann Arbor) for the state's Second win," he said. - ker did a good job with
District position. At his press conference held at kerpdigoodjobs ith
, campaign. I resnect him for
to Pur -
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Safer Sex Day
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Some 100 people participated in
the first few weeks of the program,
over three times the amount
previous testing programs have
Both Paulson and Briefer think it
is too early to say if educational
efforts will translate into changes in
sexual practices at the college level,
though Briefer said he sensed a
"fairly good" level of awareness
among University students.
These efforts come at a time
when AIDS education on the
college level is considered more
crucial than ever by AIDS research-
ers and educators. Terry Ryan,
manager of the AIDS Hotline
sponsored by Wellness Networks, a
Michigan non-profit organization
for AIDS information and support,
said that 80 percent of the calls
since January have come from
"The sexual revolution may be
over, but it's never over for the
college students," he added.
Casa Dominick's restaurant and bar,
Baker told a mostly partisan crowd
of about 30 people that he expects
to beat Pursell in '88 with the
reputation he earned in his last
Though he must first win a
Democratic primary - possibly
against State Senator Lana Pollack
this tough decision so early."
Bowman could not be reached for
With the exception of a few new
ideas - a scheme to remedy the
state's unemployment and a plan to
tax financial transactions -
Baker's platform won't vary much.
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