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Bobbie Lisle became
Gainesville's first woman city
commissioner when she was
sworn in May 19 after a sur-
prising upset victory over in-
cumbant W.S. "Tiny" Talbot in
the run off election.
In defeating Talbot, Lisle
captured seven of the fifteen
precincts including three nor-
theast precincts by more than 60
per cent of the vote.
Billed as a "36-year old
housewife," Lisle drew from
knowledge of city government
she gained from having attended
more than 200 commission
meetings since becoming in-
terested in politics.
Talbot attributed his loss, after
having outpolled Lisle in the first
election, to his opponent's
campaign organization, saying
women who had been behind-the-
scenes politicos got the vote out
for Lisle.


Expressing surprise at her
election, Lisle said she would now
be taking a close look at the
Landlord Licensing Act.

In related developments:
*Judy Johnson has announced
for the school Board seat being
vacated by W.S. Ennecking.
Johnson, a member of the League
of Women Voters, is chairperson
for the Alachua County Coalition
for Responsible Funding in
Education.

*Donna Faxon has announced
her intentions to challenge State
Senator Bob Saunders, and ERA
opponent. Faxon is currently
President of the Alachua County
Women's Political Caucus
Florida Public Employees
Coalition and Chairperson of the
Alachua County Education
Association.


Rape Self-Defense Exaggerated


The legal repercussions of
defending oneself have been
exaggerated and will probably be
even lessened during the current
legislative session, according to
State Attorney Eugene Whit-
worth.
In an interview with
WomaNews, Whitworth declined
to speculate as to whether the
new sexual battery law which
provides for varying penalties
depending on the amount of force
used, has had the desired effect of
increasing convictions; in the
past it was felt that juries were
often reluctant to convict because
they felt the penalty was too
severe.
He did, however, critize the
legal requirement to inform the
jury of possible sentences. It is
their duty to determine guilt or
innocence, he contends, and the
resulting penalties are "none of
the jury's business."


Only two cases have been tried
here under the new law, although
he pointed to a "landmark case in
Florida" in which a woman was
convicted of sexual battery. The
woman, who persuaded her 9-
and 13-year old daughters to have
sexual intercourse with their
father, was convicted as one who
"aids, abets or encourages."
Whitworth feels that
rehabilitation programs for sex
offenders may be a good idea, but
he cited the drug treatment
program at Raiford which the
state created but failed to fund.
In response to questions con-
cerning the effects of Susan
Brownmiller's Against Our Will,
and of television programs
dealing with rape, he said hewas
not familiar with the book but
feels that television programs
have increased women's
hesitancy to report.
He said he favors physical


VOLUME 2, NUMBER 6 GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA JUNE, 1976


fitness programs for women as a
deterent to rape. When asked
what plans he has for his own six-
year old daughter, Whilworth
replied that, with two older
brothers, she has already learned
"to swat back." He said he would
like to see her participate in
physical fitness programs.
"I'm not as crazy about self-
defense as maybe I ought to be,"
he said, because he fears that
some women may become over-
confident and make snap
decisions.
As for handguns, he feels that
firearm training is a good
idea...."my wife can outshoot
most of the guys on the police
force...'.' Ms. Whitworth is a
former drug task force agent.
"If I were a rapist, I'd stay
away from the tennis courts and
look for the bookworm type or
somebody dressed fit to kill who's
never run in her life."


Rape Treatment Center Slated For September Martha Varnes: Investigator


Coordinated physical and
psychological treatment for
Alachua County rape victims
should be available by September
of this year.
A committee composed of
University of Florida Director of
Women's Programs Maggie
Beistle, University Police
Department Investigator Martha
Varnes. and Rape Information
and Counseling' Service
representatives Sharon Bauer
and Gerry Toler has begun
weekly meetings to work toward
the establishment of a county-
wide rape treatment center
similar to the one at Dade
County's Jackson Memorial
Hospital.
Under the Dade County
program victims dial 325-RAPE,
and a trained counselor answers
and meets the victim at the
emergency entrance, from which
she is directed to an examination
room to see a gynecologist. After
the examination, the victim is
taken to a family room where
medical and counseling follow-up


Rape -

The two men watched for
awhile. Then, they cut the
telephone lines and let the air out
of the tires of the car. And then,
each armed, the men went inside
and raped the women.
A more and more common
occurance, this rape, like 75 per
cent of all rapes, was planned in
advance. But unlike these 75 per
cent, this rape differed in that
these women were mother and
daughter.
"They were two guys we had
never seen," said Mary, the
fifteen-year-old daughter. "They
told us they had been watching us
and enough of what they said was


appointments are made. Victims
are encouraged but not required
to report the crime, even though
they may not want to press
charges. The Center has also
conducted sensitivity programs
for the police, who will not es-
cort a victim to the hospital and
leave if she does not wish to talk
to them.
At present Alachua County
residents are routinely taken by
the police to Alachua General
Hospital, while students and
those residing outside the county
are taken to Shands Teaching
Hospital and Clinics, although
exceptions are made upon
request. Shands has adopted the
model rape protocol of the
American College of Ob-
stetricians and Gynecologists.
Alachua General has no written
protocol, despite the appointment
of committee two years ago to
develop one. The State Attorney's
office pays the cost of treatment
at both hospitals.
Varnes and Beistel recently
returned from a visit to the


Jackson Memorial center, with a
wealth of written materials and a
pledge of support from the
center's respected medical
director, Dr. Dorothy Hicks.
The committee plans to
negotiate for the establishment of
an Alachua County center at
Shands, which they expect to
become a reality by September.
In a related development, the
Alachua County Crime
Abatement Committee was to
have presented a proposed Crime
Victim Advocate Program to the
County Commission. The
program, to be administered
through the Alachua County
Crisis Center, would provide
assistance and support to victims
of any crime. RICS members
have expressed concern that,
although Varnes has described
them to the committee as "the
original victim advocates," the
Crime Abatement Committee has
solicited no input from RICS, nor
has it clarified the rape crisis
center's role in the proposed
program.


A Large Dose of Life


what had happened that we had
to believe them."
"Any defense was impossible,"
said Jeanette. "They had us
separated. Even if I had wanted
to defend myself, I didn't dare.
One was with me with a gun and
the other was with her with a
gun."
"We believed that if they
decided it was to their advantage
to kill us, they would have," said
Jeanette, a conclusion they
believe is verified by the sub-
sequent arrest of the two men in
Polk County on charges of
murder.
"I thought she had talked one of


the men out of it," said Jeanette,
"I guess they decided it was less
of a hassle for rape than mur-
der."
Upon reporting the rape to the
Alachua County Sheriff's Office,
Jeanette and Mary were taken to
Alachua General. Asked why
they were being admitted, Mary
replied they were there as a
result of rape. The clerk retorted,
"definite or possible?'
"Everyone is so cold," said
Mary.
Everyone, that is, except a
uniformed policewoman. Though
not actually an investigator on
(Continued Page 4)


MARTHA VARNES
By Abby Vaughn
Martha Varnes is a soft-spoken
woman who. describes herself as
"confident, sensitive, sincere,
dedicated and competent." These
qualities are an asset to anyone,
but are especially valuable for
the only woman investigation of
the University Police Depart-
ment. (UPD).
Martha has been with UPD for
17 years, but became an in-
vestigator 5 years ago. There is
much unity and support among
UPD investigators; they help
each other with cases, share
feelings and support, even when
they don't agree. Martha adds, "I
didn't come bver here and
become one of the boys. The
reason I took the job here was
because I felt like it needed the
feminine touch.
If I had become one of the boys, I
couldn't be giving them the
alternative I feel is necessary
that males can't give." Martha
feels that the unique qualities of
men and women combined make
work more effective.
One of Martha's main jobs with
UPD is investigation of cases.of


sexual assault and molestation.
According to Martha, "I'm not
forced on women because I'm
female. Usually if it's a sexual
assault, I'm called. If a woman
feels more comfortable having
female support, I'm there. It's
not the sex of the investigator
that counts, but the sensitivity.
Women haven't been working at
this (rape investigation) long
enough to know if they're better
than males. Possibly women
investigators are better in one
way. Women understand each
other's body language and they'
communicate in similar ways
that possibly a man wouldn't
understand."
When discussing victim ad-
vocacy, Martha commented,
"We as females have not been
loyal to each other. We have been
very caddy with each other.
We've looked down our noses at
our sisters who have been
assaulted."
This is. possibly one of the
major reasons women have not
reported rapes more frequently:
they lack support and un-
derstanding from other women
as well as from husbands and
families. Of this, Martha said
that "reporting is a hassle, and
the ultimate invasion of privacy.
But, if you don't do something, is
it going to get any better? By
reporting you're helping to
change attitudes. You've got to
get involved. I don't mean just
the victims, I'm talking about
Members of the community have
got to get involved. We've got to
support them (victims). We ve
got to start admiring th.:m,
giving them support for getting
up and saying, 'Hey, look, I've
been the victim of a crime. I'm
not guilty, they're guilty and
don't make me prove I'm not
(Continued Page 4)


Lisle Upsets Talbot


Revolutionary

Women

In this our Bicentennial year
WomaNews will be presenting
a special July issue on the
"Revolutionary Woman."
Since the word
"revolutionary" can be
defined as both patriotic and
treacherous, we will explore
the lives of revolutionary
women as they have defined it
in their own terms.







PAGE 2 WOMANEWS, JUNE 1976


We All Had An



Uncle Lawrence


By Nancy Breeze
How did a respected university
professor happen to stumble into
this issue on rape? I guess Uncle
Lawrence couldn't technically be
defined as a rapist, but when I
was 13 and he put his arm around
me, I felt funny. Of course, I
interpreted this as my abnormal
attitude toward physical af-
fection. But later I found out that
he tried to get my older sister,
Betty, to go to bed with him, and
that all my aunts told each other,
"stay away from Lawrence." My
sister, being strong and unused to
self-sacrifice, told him the 1940
equivalent of "---- off," but even
she thought it was probably his
wife's fault, saying "Aunt Lois is
so artificial."
It seemed really ironic, years
later, that Betty's husband was
"feeling my leg" in the front seat
of the car where I sat with my
baby, while Betty was in the back
with her two children. I felt
shame and revulsion and had
little energy to wonder if my
sister, also, was "to artificial."
After we got out of the car, his
words "don't tell your sister"
were unnecessary. I wanted to
put the incident out of my mind
immediately (15 years later it is
still with me.) Funny, if anyone
would ask, I would have
described my brother-in-law as
non-sexist, because he always
preferred child care to a career,
even in 1950 when that was not a
"manly" option.
this type of behavior as ap-
propriate to men. And ensures
that, because of their gender, our
daughters and granddaughters
must also expect to routinely be
objects of such assaults.


When Betty's daughter became
a teenager, she resisted trips to
visit the grandparents. Upon
being questioned, she reluctantly
disclosed that grandpa always
"made advances" towards her.
This was no surprise to Betty,
who knew that her sister-in-law
had a hard time cutting grand-
pa's hair because she had to keep
jumping around to avoid his
hands, Advice to my neice was
practical: "Don't stay in the
same room with him alone." On
grandpa's 80th birthday everyone
was amused that he pinched the
waitress at the restaurant. He
hadn't lost his manilness!!
So, why brood about all this,
years later? I dropped into the
health conference workshop on
incest out of what I thought was
intellectual curiosity, only to find
my consciousness flooding with
all these insufficiently-
suppressed memories. And I
noticed that in these sexual
power-play situations, we victims
tend to blame ourselves or one
another. Avoidance is the only
tactic we've come up with. I
fantasize a scene where my seven
aggressive (and they are
aggressive) aunts confront Uncle
Lawrence, shrieking and shaking
their fists in unison. And how
about a strong verbal attack on
my brother-in-law and grandpa?
Instead we've all tiptoed around,
whispering to one another when
we've felt assertive enough to do
even that. Generally shame and
implied complicity keep us quiet.
And the sense that these in-
cidents, unlike hard-core rape
and incest are only hassling and
not important enough to be dealt
with seriously. But our silence
confirms society's acceptance of


By Diana Ormond
There has recently been a trend
towards vegetarianism. There
are a variety of reasons for this
which range from nutritional
concern to religious and political
beliefs. The decision to restrict
one's intake of meat is not one to
be taken lightly. A person who,
makes the decision to maintain a
vegetarian diet must give serious
thought not only to why but how.
Meat is the main source of
protein in the American diet. In
cutting out meat, one must
carefully plan how to obtain a
sufficient amount of protein from
other sources. This requires
careful planning of one's diet.
For this reason, an intelligent
and informed decision to become
a vegetarian can often lead to a
vast improvement in one's diet.
Eating is no longer a function of
convenience and habit but a daily
nutritional exercise.
Protein is a necessity of life.
Our bodies are 18 20 per cent
protein by weight. Our skin, hair
and muscles are primarily
protein and the metabolic
processes which keep us going
are accomplished by enzymes
which are proteins. Proteins are
made up of various combinations
of 22 amino acids. Of these 22


amino acids, our bodies are
capable of synthesizing all but 8,
which are called the essential
amino acids and must be supplied
by our diet.
Total amino acid intake is not
the only factor to consider. The
proportions in which our bodies
are supplied the different amino
acids makes a difference. The.
amino acid of which there is the
leas tin any food is considered the
limiting amino acid since it will
determine how much of the other
amino acids will be utilized.
Therefore, foods which are low or
absent in one or more amino
acids must be complemented by
foods which are high in those
amino acids.
Although this sounds like a lot
of work to eliminate meat from
the diet, it does have its rewards.
First, a lot of vegitarians still eat
fish and poultry which are ex-
cellent sources of protein, far
superior to the American
favorite, beef. Second, dairy
products are also excellent
sources of protein. For those
worried about cholesterol, it is
important to notethat most of the
cholesterol intake in the American
diet is from beef and pork and not
from dairy products as ad-
vertisers would have us believe.


By Sallie Ann Harrison
It is certainly as tedious to
write about rape as it is to read
about it. I've asked myself, what
is there left to say?
Back in November of 1973,
Michelle Wasserman wrote a
cover article for the Progressive
Magazine called "Rape:
Breaking the Silence." I found
the idea revolutionary.
"Imagine!" I thought, "What if
women, instead of feeling
ashamed of being attacked,
reported rapes to the police
department, and identified
rapists by name to the com-
munity?"
And rapists always deliver one
line consistently: "Don't tell
anybody!" What if we were
downright disobedient? What if




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Dear WomaNews:
You have been a faithful friend.
You have come to me at times
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It is very gratifying to read of
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I am a No. 1 procrastinator and
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I'm enclosing a check for five
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some small way for all the
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creativity expanded in the past
issues that I have received.
Thank you again, and keep up
the great work!

Deepest affection,
Beverly Parker


Besides fish, poultry and dairy
products there are other ex-
cellent sources of protein that
require the art and science of
combination. The right nuts,
vegetables and grains combined
in the right proportions can
supply a person with the essential
amino acids as well as other
vitamins, minerals and bulk that
our' diet should contain. For
example, legumes (dried beans
and lentels) are excellent sources
of protein. Grains although
relatively high in protein, are
deficient in.the essential amino
acids of isoleucine and lysine.
Since legumes are high in these
amino acids, the two foods
together are an excellent source
of protein. It only takes a little
interest and readint to find other
ways of supplying oneself protein
without eating meat. One will
also find out a lot more about
nutrition and food. For those
interested particularly in the
subject of vegitarianism, I
strongly recommend the
following books: Protein for
Vegetarians, Gary and Steve Null
and staff, Diet for a Small Planet,,.
Frances Moore Lappe. These
books and many more are
available at local bookstores and
health food stores.


we not only broke the silence, but
picketed where they worked-
lived?
At that time I was so struck by
the novelty and excitement of the
idea, that I couldn't think
straight. Wanting very much to
be sane and reasonable, I decided
to meet with other women in
hopes of finding appropriate
solutions to end rape, once and
for all
At this point, I had evolved
from thinking (a) we were
powerless, to (b) we had one
form of power at our disposal:
our verbal behavior.
It was at the ensuing meeting
that I met Alyce McAdam. She
was a delicate young thing who
rose to announce that (c) Women
can change their physical
behavior by fighting back, thus
giving men their just, painful
comeupance.
My ears burned as Alyce
continued to talk freely about the
unmentionable: gouging
eyeballs, 'crushing insteps, etc.
Alyce conceded that this new and
bizarre behavior was in direct
conflict with our ladylike up-
bringings, but that we'd best
brace ourselves because from
time to time it might be
necessary.
In summation, we had learned
(a) that we weren't powerless,
(b) that we could speak up, and
(c) if need be, we could deliver
bodily harm to rapists, as well as
being able to defend ourselves.
What remained to be seen was
(d) how to rehabilitate rapists?
How do we engage them in
meaningful programs so that
other women won't be victimized
by them as well?
The answer came in a blinding
flash! Alyce McAdam shared
with us an experience she'd had
with a would-be attacker in
Washington. When all was said
and done, she'd left the man's
manhood inpaired; she got him in
the you-know-where! Not being a
vindictive person, the episode
was dismissed with fervent hopes
that he might someday be em-
ployed as a soprano in the
Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Before introducing my viable
rehabilitation plan, let me ad-
dress the issue of castration. I
have long found the idea of
women advocating and im-
plementing castration as being
revolting and irresponsible. I
would be the last to take such
matters (i.e., a rapists' privates)
into my own hands!
Nevertheless, not every woman
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thinks as I do, and some, in
frenzied desperation, may do
what men have done all along:
punish inappropriate behavior by
sexual altercation. So if women,
angered by centuries of rape
without retribution, resort to the
male model, i.e., castrating
rapists--what then happens to the
castrated rapist! After all, he's
got the rest of this life to live. Is
he to beg in the streets? Where
does a man go when he can no
longer market his masculinity in
this society?
At that time, society's un-
fortunately maimed rapist should
be embraced by the Church. Not
merely as a penitient sinner, but
as a member of the choir. There
are several irrefutable points one
could make in proving that the
Church is the logical institution
for rapists, both of the altered
and the not-yet-altered varieties.
Everyone knows that con-
troversy has raged over the place
of women in the Church. Foun-
ding misogynist Apostle Paul
stated that women were to keep
silent in the Church and in short,
keep a low profile. Had Brother
Paul been confronted with the
possibility of a woman as priest
(would we dare suggest,
disciple?) no doubt he would have
lost his Last Supper. Anyone
bringing Affirmative Action to
Jerusalem would have won a
place next to Christ at Golgotha.
But let us not get sidetracked.
No one would argue that
women have served two functions
in the Church: (1) as fundraisers
and (2) as members of the choir.
Those who are theologically
astute have surely caught on to
the fact that Function No. 2 is in
direct contradiction to Apostle
Paul's admonition to keep silent.
This blatant disregard for
Scripture could well be based on
the probability that the Church
had a shortage of male sopranos,
therefore being forced to use
females for choir service 'til they
could get something better.
So after centuries of having to
impurely "Make Do" with using
women, the Church can, with the
advant of soprano rapists, return
to the tradition of all-male choirs,
the way itwas intended. It is time
for the Church, being the only
remaining reputable vehicle of
moral and spiritual reform in this
society to assume this respon-
sibility. This will lighten the
burdens of prisons around the
country, which are no doubt
suffering from poor morale due
to the 95' recidivism rate..
While these misfortunate felons
are singing their way to
salvation, they can be making
money for the church as well.
Politicians and civic groups, as
well as the general public, have a
continuing affinity for gospel
singers. A sell-out success group,
like Albert De Salvo and the Soul
Searchers could book the
Astrodome and easily walk out
with more money than Billy
Graham.
Since the functions of fun-
draising and gospel singing will
be assumed by men, for the first
time in 2000 years, women can
take a rest. There will be those,
however, who will continue, to
serve in an active capacity. And
one suspects they will be the ones
who make the choice to stop
teaching Sunday school and start
teaching self defense.


Radical Ravings


You Are What You Eat









Lady Gators 1977: A Preview


By Janet Applefield
No matter what the sport, the
big stars usually get the
headlines. But there are other
team members. Starting this
month and continuing through
the summer, WomaNews will
recognize and introduce some of
these "other" University of
Florida athletes. These are
players who performed well this
year but who were overshadowed
by their team's superstar. The
three part series is a preview,
then, of possible big-star Lady
Gators for next year.
It's been said that if a person
really wants to do something, she
finds a way to do it. She over-
comes and' disregards all ob-
stacles. This is what Elaine


Hand, a member of the
Nationally ranked Lady Gator
golf team, did.
At the junior high and high
school that Elaine went to, there
was no women's golf team.
Rather than give up the sport, she
competed on the men's team.
The physical education major
from Douglas, Georgia has it a
little better at UF. She has been
on a golf scholarship for the past
two years and is able to compete
against other women. Although
Elaine tied for first in the Miami-
Dade Invitational and came in
second often this year, she's still
not satisfied. "I'm not as con-
sistent as I would like to be."
Elaine started playing golf
when she was 1.0. Her father plays


By Janet Applefield
The University of Florida's
Lady Gators are making a name
for themselves. This year, there
emerged not only attention in
Florida but national rankings.
For only the fourth year in in-
tercollegiate competition, this is
an accomplishment worth
recognition.
The basketball team finished
the season with a record of 16
wins and eight losses. They took
first place in the Miami-Dade
Invitational Tournament. But
more importantly the team won
the state championship by
defeating Florida State
University. They advanced to the
second round of Regionals before
being defeated by Mississippi
College. Next year's team will
have to be really good to top that.
The Lady Gator golf team is
ranked in the top five in the
nation. They finished first in the
Georgia and Auburn In-
vitationals. In the state tour-
nament, they took third. Team
members Donna Horton and
Beverly Davis are ranked
nationally in the top 10. Horton
has been selected to compete
with the International Curtis Cup
team in Britian. The UF team
will play in Nationals in mid-
June.
In dual meet competition, the
gymnasts had three wins and one
loss this year. The team took five
firsts in tri-meet competition.
They also captured first place in
Regionals. Next year, the team is
expected to be just as strong.


Creativity

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Your blue eyes
Sparkle.

The gray in your hair
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Despite a record of three wins
and four losses in dual meet
competition, the women swim-
mers are ranked in the top 20
nationally. Member Bonnie
Broyles is the national champion
in the 50-yard backstroke. In the
Southeastern Championships, the
team finished second. They took
fourth in the Southern In-
tercollegiate Championship.
They should be able to defeat
Miami next year.
The tennis team is ranked in
the top 10 this year. In dual meet
competition, they won five and
lost three. They finished third in
the State Collegiate tournament.
Members Judy Acker and Debbie
Dunkin are the state doubles
champions. The team will
compete in Nationals in mid-
June.
Although the softball team had
a regular season record of three
wins and 16 losses, they finished
strong. In the Flagler In-
vitational, they placed fourth.
They took fifth in, the South
Florida Invitational7 and in the
State Tournament. But in
Nationals, the team finished
second. Being strong at the finish
will always help.
The Lady Gator volleyball
team played almost even this
year. They won 11 and lost 10 in
the regular season. In the State
Championship tournament, they
took fifth. Next year, the record
is expected to tilt much more to
the winning side.
Two other nationally ranked
teams include track and cross
country. The track team finished
ninth in Nationals. Team


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RECREATION


REPORT

Now over half-way through the The following are the team
season, the Gainesville Women's standings as of June 11:
Slow Pitch Softball League is Wins Losses
proving to be quite a race. Perry Construction 12 1
Marketing Enterprises 10 2
Led by Perry Construction with Liberty Belles 10 3
only one loss, the league has Artemis 9 4
several solid teams vying for the North Florida 7 5
second, third and fourth places. Eddie's Kitchen 5 8
Beaten twice by Perry, First Federal 4 8
Marketing Enterprises holds on Santa Fe
to second place while the Liberty Community College 4 8
Belles and Artemis are third and City Slickers 2 11
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so she used to go with him. She
won several junior tournaments
and was encouraged to continue
playing. "There was always
attention if I did well." Elaine
has a brother who now also plays
golf.
In terms of competition, Elaine
considers the UF program one of
the best in the country. "Coach
Ryan gets us almost everything
we need, including equipment.
She schedules some good com-
petition."
The future looks even better
next year for the golfers. Despite
a third place finish in the state
this year, Elaine believes the
team will soon be even tougher.
"There's a lot of talent coming up
so we'll be good."



member Heidi Hertz is the
country's pentathalon champ.
This is the first time a UF woman
has won a national title in track.
The cross country team placed
fifth in Nationals. Both teams
should finish even higher next
year.
The University of Florida's
Lady Gators have a lot to be
proud of this year. They have
worked hard. But earning those
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Martha Varnes Investigator

(From Page 1)


guilty, "'
Martha feels very strongly that
"you do whatever you have to do
if you're confronted with a
situation because you're the one
confronted. Because I can do
something different, doesn't
mean you can do it. You do
whatever's necessary for you to
do at that time, and if you get
through it, alive and everything,
be thankful and DO NOT
apologize to anyone. Don't let
someone tell you 'you should
have done so & so. "'
Martha hopes that sometime
soon Alachua County will have a
rape treatment center similar to
the one in Dade County. The
center is housed in a double wide
trailer off to the side of the
hospital so that women never
have to enter the emergency
room. Trained, sensitive nurses
-reete the --t and sympathetic
physicians have been hand
picked by the director, Dr. Hicks.
Women don't have to report
rapes to the police; police do not
pressure them, but 95 per cent of
the women are escorted to the
treatment center by police.
As a result of such a treatment
center, the emotional and
physical needs of the women are
attended to immediately, and
evidence is collected and


preserved with the victim's
consent.
More victims are filling out
reports, without giving their
names, which gives investigators
"an unbelievable amount of
information in identifying sex
offenders."
To increase her professional
knowledge of sexual offenders
and handling sexual crimes,
Martha attended a special school
at Stetson University in Sanford,
Florida.
The sessions were taught by
Walter McLaughlin who was a
sex crime expert with the FBI for
35 years. In the first part of the
session McLaughlin taught sex
crime types, how to identify each,
and behaviors to look for as early
signs that may indicate a
progression into sexually
criminal behavior.
Martha emphatically com-
mented, "Don't believe someone
if they tell you peeping toms are
harmless. They aren't. Each
sexual offender who spoke at the
school started out as a peeping
,Tom, exhibitionist or obscene
phone caller, they can progress to
rape or regress from rape to
peeping or exposing them-
selves."
The advanced session of the


Rape A Large Dose

(From Page 1)


the case, her presence .was a
significant factor in frame of
mind.
"I don't know what I would
have done if she hadn't been
there," said Mary.
On the other hand, Jeanette
needed the cool calmness to bring
some reality into her world.
"If I had been confronted by a
lot of sympathy and comfort, I
would have gone out of my
mind," she said.
While investigating the rape
the Sheriff's office questioned
their neighbors, telling them that
Jeanette and Mary had been
raped.
Surprised by the sup-
portiveness of their neighbors
they were gratified by the help
given them.
Even more surprising to them
was the reaction of Mary's
friends and schoolmates.
"We discovered how many of
her friends had also been rape
victims," said Jeanette.
Now involved in the Rape In-
formation and Crisis Center,
Jeanette and Mary are more
conscientious of things like


locking doors and other self-
defense methods.
Mary seemed to understate her
case when she summed up her
experience by saying "my whole
life has changed."
That's a large dose of life at
fifteen. But one out of seven
women in Alachua County is in
for a large dose of life at any
age.


school was dedicated to the
handling of rape and attitudes
about rape. There were more
males in the class than females
so McLaughlin "geared his
lectures towards male attitudes
toward rape. He 'told them,
'You've got to quit thinking like
men.'
It's like he said," Martha
commented, "sometimes it's
hard for male police officers to
understand where consent ends
and force begins; you've got to
work extra hard not to let this
show."
Martha Varnes is especially
sensitive and aware of the
problems of the sexually
assaulted, but she believes in
working for the rights of all
women, and she lives her beliefs.
As she stated, her New Year's
resolution is, "I'm no longer
going to talk about my rights,
I'm going to exercise them."


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