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April 22, 1983     Bellevue College
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Page 2 The ADVOCATE EDITORIAL Bellevue Community College Friday, April 22, 1983 lil lilllil I II Hawaiian citizen performs patriotic sex act Just when you thought civic duty was a thing of the past, the good people of Honolulu show they still take pride in their city. In the ongoing battle against prostitution, Honolulu police have started enlisting civilian men to have sex with prostitutes and then turn them in. The police give no money; the men do their duty out of "civic pride" as Steve Fox, hotel manager, put it. J by nm Tuttle IAdvocate News Editor Fox paid a prostitute $70 to have sex with him and then turned her over to the police. I'm sure Fox felt no pleasure from the experience. He was probably humming the "Star Spangled Banner" as he got his cookies. Aren't the police employing a double standard? It's okay for a man to pay a woman money to get satisfaction, but the woman gets penalized. Aren't Fox and the other civic minded men breaking the law. In effect the pohce are saying t s okay for men to get their pleasure and not have to worry about punishment because they're fighting for the forces of good. Why didn't the Honolulu police enlist some women to pose as prostitutes, have sex with men and then turn the men in for using prostitutes? Having sex with a prostitute is just as illegal as being one. But that would be entrapment. The poor guy is just trying to get a piece, which after all is only natural. Men have a God-given right to get some action whenever they want. Of course the woman who wants some action or satisfies the man is a slut and a menace to civilization. If this program of using civilians to bust the prostitutes is successful, the Honolulu police could use this type of mentality in other areas. lrugs, for instance. A civilian could be enlisted to sell third-graders heroin. The kids would then be arrested for using drugs. Just use your imagination. The possibilities are endless. Nuclear options not a threat, but a means During the past months I've noticed a famir trend with the "Anti-Anything Samaritans Without Learned Specifics" ... their target is (pardon the pun), the NUCLEAR THREAT i.e., China Syndrome, Armegeddon, meltdown, Holocaust, mutation, doomsday, etc. I'm sorry but I disagree. When you go home and turn on the "IV, do you think that power comes from Buddhist monks? ,Iby James Collins When you lay your sleepy little heads on your pillows, do you really believe the reason you wake up in a safe land is because we can trust the Soviets? FACTS: ewe have 60 percent less nuclear megatons now than 10 years ago. eSoviets use 11 to 14 percent of their gross national product for defense, compared to our five percent. eThe Soviets took nine countries in the last decade and recently refused an arms reduction. eNuclear power is comparatively inexpensive. An electric motor driven by $13.65 worth of nuclear generated electricity can perform the same amount of useful work as a diesel engine fueled by $107 to $123 worth of OPEC oil. eSince 1958 the free countries of the world have ,Occumulated over 2000 reactors and years of Operating experience. Not a single member of the publ!c has been injured during the operation of their plants. NO other major industry can claim a s'm'lar r_ecord. These are the facts All you need do is investigate why we have nuclear power and you'll realize it's not a threat, but a means of life. place to put it. of time and space and personnel Aduocate staff carry other prohibit compiling files by classes, often full loads in subject. addition to their newspaper However, ! am sure that The jobs. In the last year, the Advocate would welcome majority of the staff have also anyone wh o wanted to apply for held down part-time and full- the position of secretary. Wanted: One unpaid To the Editor: I read with interest the letter to the editor from Trisha Fike complaining about The Advocate staff's unwillingness to look up an article from some past quarter and her conclusion that that unwillingness stemmed from inefficiency. She concluded that the paper should be more responsive to their readers. Fike obviously lacks sufficient knowledge about the role of The Advocate on campus and the constraints under which it operates. The Advocate exists for two reasons; 1. To give students preparing for careers in journalism practical experience in the field. 2. To keep students informed about what is happening on campus, while maintaining an independent student voice. It does not exist in order to give studfnts clerical and filing experience. There's no credit secretary for that type of work and The Advocate d0esn't have the time: or room for it anyway. Fhe Advocate staff approximately 35 people each quarter put out an eight-page weekly paper using a lot of broken down equipment within the confines of a small trailer out in the bushes behind the theater. Some of the 'lights "rest" for an hour or so several times a day. The place is so small that staff cannot ever in it, which hinders greatly development of a group spirit. It has one file cabinet maintain copies of Advocate for over I0 years.. Anyone opening a door on the cabinet takes approximately one-fourth of the available floor space not occupied by desks or chairs. There isn't money to buy another cabinet, nor is there time off campus jobs in order to They couldn't pay you exist, because they don't have any Their positions on The money and you probably Advocate take up a minimum of wouldn't get a desk because 20 hours aweek.'Fmefor extras there's no ,:oom for one doesn't exist. Such constraints although you could work in the aisle on the floor as long as no one wanted to open the file cabinet door and you'd have to carry the files with you since there'e no place tO put them and with a little luck the lights would be on when you need to work so you can see what you are doing. Certainly anyone as' concerned about responsive- ness to the readers as Fike is, should apply for the position. Kathy Bunneil Johnson