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than 25 percent of minority applicants
Also, in the Daily Diversions calendar, movie times were listed wrong. Sheldon Theater
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Friday, mostly sunny and warm, high in the low 80s,
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cloudy, low in the upper 40s. Saiurday, mostly sunny,
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Arts & Entertainment.9
October 14,1988 University of Nebraska-Lincoln Vol. 88 No. 34
Most rape cases involve an acquaintance
By Chris Carroll
Joy and John were having a
good ume at a fraternity
party. His jokes made her
laugh. She had a great smile. They
read the same books, watched the
But, when John invited Joy to his
room, they found they differed on one
Although John and Joy are ficti
tious names, the scenario is a com
mon one on college campuses, said
Marcee Metzger. Metzger is an inter
personal violence counselor for Resi
dential Education at UNL.
The majority of sexual assaults arc
committed by someone the victim
knows, not a stranger, said Meizger.
Metzger said victims of 14 sexual
assaults were referred to her this
semester, all were on a date or with an
in half of those instances. Metzger
said, the victim was forced to have
In a panic, she said, some victims
consider dropping out of school.
Bui what the majority of victims
fail to do most, is report the incident
to the police.
“Ninety-nine percent of the
women I see don’t want to go to the
police,” Metzger said.
Metzger said victims avoid police
for many reasons.
The victim doesn’t want anyone to
know about the assault, Metzger said.
She just wants to forget about it.
Fear exists that reporting the as
sault will prevent the perpetrator,
who also happens to be a friend or
acquaintance, from gelling a job
Metzger said victims also fear that
the person who assaulted them may
come back to hurt them.
Another fear, Metzger said, is that
the assault will be highly publicized
and cause the victim unneeded stress.
When someone is physically hurt,
Metzger doesn 't report the assault for
the victim, she said.
“I serve as an advocate for the
victim and although I encourage them
to report the assault,” she said. “It is <
The University of Nebraska-Lin
:oln Police Department has no re
ported eases of first degree sexual
issault yet this fall, said Cpl. Larry
Andy Mtinhart/Dally Nebraskan
Kalkowski, Crime Prevention Bu
reau for the UNL Police Department.
Two cases of 3rd-degree sexual
assault have been reported this se
mester, he said.
Kalkowski said he encourages
women to report any sexual assault
As a police officer, he said, “1 can
only deal with assaults that are di
According to the FBI, one of every
10 rapes by strangers is reported
compared to one in every 25 when the
rape is by an acquaintance, Kalkow
Nan Hynes, program coordinator
for the Rape-Abuse Crisis Center,
said victims of acquaintance rape fail
to report the incident because they
fear they won’t be believed.
Victims believe the absence of a
gun, knife or other weapon, disquali
fies the unwanted sexual activity
from being an assault, Hynes said.
When coercion, either physical or
emotional, is used, sexual assault has
occurred and the weapon being used
is sex, Kalkowski said.
“Regardless,” he said, “of who did
See RAPE on 3
No victor found
at LA face-off
By Victoria Ayotte
and David Holloway
Four University of Nebraska
Lincoln political science
professors said there was no
victor in Thursday night’s presiden
Vice president George Bush, the
Republican nominee for president,
and Gov. Michael Dukakis of Massa
chusetts, his Democratic opponent,
debated for 90 minutes in Los Ange
The candidates sparred on the
economy, defense spending, taxes
and which issues the campaign should
“I think both of them did well,”
said Michael Stcinman. “It was a
pretty even affair.”
Bill Avery agreed with thisasscss
“I don’t think there was a winner,”
he said. “Both candidates made their
John Hibbing said because of the
standstill in determining a winner in
the debate, Bush will inevitably come
out on top because Dukakis was be
hind in the polls.
David Forsythe also said there was
See DEBATE on 3
Ward Willlanris/Dally Nebraskan
Cramming before an exam, Curtis English studies outside C.Y. Thompson Library Thursday afternoon.
Problems cause parade changes
By Mike Kluck
Spectators who previously
watched the University of Ne
ing parade along O Street will have to
find a new place to station themselves
Traffic and scheduling problems
in recent years have caused the lime
and route of the 19S8 Homecoming
parade to change, said Bryan Valen
cia, chairman of the University Pro
grams Council Homecoming Com
This year, the parade begins in the
loof on the east side of Memorial
Stadium, heads south on 14th Street to
U Street and then cast to 16th Street.
On 16lhSlrcci, the parade heads south
to R Street ami then west to I3lh
Street. The parade turns south to Q
Street and then west to 10th Street
where it heads north to U Street,
ending on the west side of Memorial
The parade will not travel on O
Street this year because of problems
in past years, he said.
‘The reason behind the change
was because we always had trouble
with starting the parade earlier,"
Valencia said. “This year we wanted
to try and start the parade earlier by
slaying off O (Street).’’
This year, the parade is scheduled
to begin at 6:15 p.m.
Valencia said that in the past, an
earlier start wasn't possible because
the Lincoln Police Department would
not close O Street Ip traffic until a
The new route avoids traffic prob
lems of the past, he said. Previously,
Valencia said, the parade moved
against the How of traffic on 16th
Street requiring the police depart
ment to leave a lane open.
Valencia said in previous years, it
began to get dark toward the end of the
parade. He said he hopes the earlier
start will avoid that problem.
Valencia said he expects parade
spectators to go directly to other
Homecom *8 activities. Shuttle
bases will run between the parade
route and the sports center be tween 6
and 8 p.m. Activities include a carni
val from 3 to 11 p.m Friday in the
parking kH south of the Bob Devancy
Sports Center, gymnastics and swim
miog/diving exhibitions at 8 p.m.,
wrestling exhibitions at 9:30 p.m. in
the sports center and the official start
of die Nebraska basketball season
with a scrimmage at the sports center
aL 12:01 a,m. Saturday.
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