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The Post-Crescent from Appleton, Wisconsin · 80

Appleton, Wisconsin
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Sunday, October 19, 1997
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G-4 POST-CRESCENT, APPLETON-NEENAH-MENASHA, WIS. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1997 Date rape victim to Too often it's the silent crime but Katie Koestner decided to speak out - Koestner, who helped push the crime of date rape into the national spotlight after her own sexual assault by a fellow college student, talks about her journey from victim to survivor in a pair of public discussions today at Lawrence University. , A victim of date rape while a student at the College of William and Mary, Koestner was the subject of a June 1991 cover story in TIME magazine. She has also appeared on dozens of television programs, including "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "Larry King Live," "The Jane Whitney Show," and "CNBC Talk Live." Now a sexual assault prevention educator, Koestner graduated magna cum laude from William and Mary in 1994 with a degree in women's studies and public policy. Ia 1991, she was honored as the keynote speaker at the first annual International Conference on Sexual Assault. P00H: Lovable bear and From G-1 original "Pooh & Co." name). "So many people thought I was nuts to open up a Pooh store," said Behnke. "They said, 'Is there really a need for this?' Or 'You're nuts, you're never going to do it. There's just not the call for Winnie the Pooh.'" Behnke, apparently, is the one having the last laugh. Her clientele crosses all boundaries of generation and gender. College students regularly rub elbows with grandmothers, looking for that special item or two. The strange requests don't even faze Behnke anymore - or not usually. "Just today I had a call, asking, 'Do you carry Winnie the Pooh toilet seats?'" said Behnke, shaking her head. "Well, no, we don't, but we do have the shower curtains and all the bathroom accessories. Pretty much anything you want ; tyith Pooh bear, you can get. I"But I guess it shouldn't surprise me. He's in every room in my house." In fact, it was partly because of her own Pooh fetish that Behnke opened her store. ' "My husband gave me a Winnie the Pooh when we were engaged. He hated the bear, or so he said, but I loved it," she recalled. "Every day, he would do something weird with Pooh. He'd put him in the microwave, or hang him from the ceiling fan. This .was an every day 'joke with us. ; "Then I started finding more Pooh '.things and, of ; course, I brought them into the 'house. And the . ;more I got, the more he said he "There's something so easygoing about Pooh's demeanor that I wanted to adopt for myself, that idea." SUSAN KRUZEL, a Pooh collector was irritated." ; Indulging the whimsy, Behnke and her husband finally decided to open the Pooh shop. : "I think my husband thought if he surrounded me with Pooh, I'd be so tired of it that I wouldn't want it at home anymore," Behnke explained, laughing. "That backfired on him. Now I open the box ', - 'Ah, I don't have this at home ;yet!'" Tapping into the modern age, . Behnke tinds most ot the mer- ; chandise for her shop through the Gas n "For the Leisure In Your Life " N 1151 Badger Rd. (Hwy. 55 between Hwy. OO and 41) - Kaukauna (920) 766-1447 ON CAMPUS HEATHER LaROI Post-Crescent staff writer v J rv Koestner will lead a discussion starting at 1 p.m. in the Wriston Art Center auditorium prior to the showing of a 25-minute HBO docudrama, "No Visible Bruises: The Katie Koestner Story," which details her experiences. At 7 p.m. in Stansbury Theatre, Koestner will deliver the keynote address, "No Yes," a presentation on sexual assault and harassment that challenges stereotypes and focuses on the themes of communication, responsibility and respect. A question-and-answer session will follow. Both programs are free and open to the public. POOH MERCHANDISE, including are often marketed to adults. Internet. There are those who are certain to roll their eyes at such mania. After all, aren't a lot of these collectors ... ahem ... a little old to indulge in such foolishness over characters in what was supposed to be a children's novel? It's all a matter of perception, say Pooh fans. And when it comes to things Pooh, there is no such thing as shame. "Some people look at me a little oddly when I have my Winnie the Pooh socks on but who cares?" said Susan Kruzel, office manager for the Ron Col-well Law Office and a graduate student in psychology. "There's something so easygoing about Pooh's demeanor that I wanted to adopt for myself, that just go- with-the-fiow idea. The first chronicles of the Pooh gang, originally written for Milne's only son, the real life Christopher Robin, were published in 1926. "Winnie the Pooh" has since been translated into 33 languages, everything from Chinese to German to Estonian. There has even been a Latin edition - "Winnie ille Pu" - which made the New York Times bestseller list back in 1960 and spent 20 weeks there. Disney purchased the film ill A V ' PJ4i I 1 H mu mi f l IT CLEARANCE MODELS or Wood Free Standing Limited to stock on hand. i "nrriTT CI m Aim HUTU A I ill k Lim 111UIUV1J talk at LU today about GANDHI: India in Shock Njf trr KATIE KOESTNER, the subject of a 1991 Time cover on date rape, will speak at Lawrence University in Appleton today. PACKER PIX: Vernon Biever's photographs of the first Super Bowl highlight the "Sports Photography" exhibit at the Godschalx Gallery at St. Norbert College. r A . . 16 k hOSIE f , friends not just for kids fHOTFUL Post-Crescent photo by Dan Powers these shirts at The Thotful Spot, rights to the Pooh stories back in 1961 from Daphne Milne, the author's wife. Its first production, a 26-minute short called "Winnie-the-Pooh and the Honey Tree," was released in 1966 to great acclaim in U.S. markets - and to considerable consternation, incidentally, on the other side of the pond. E.H. Shepard, for one, the illustrator for the original Pooh series, called the Disney film "a complete travesty." For starters, nearly all the characters now had Midwest American accents. (This was a surprise, perhaps?) Even more upsetting, Disney decided to axe Piglet (!) and replaced him with a gopher, who apparently had a more "folksy, all-American, grass-roots image," according to Wolfgang Reither-man, the film's director. P-P-P-Piglet not cute enough? Needless to say, outraged fans ruled the day on this one and Piglet reappeared triumphant in the next film, "Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day." Disney followed up with the popular film, "The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh," among others. "Pooh's Grand Adventure" is currently riding high on the video charts. Even now, there are two camps of Pooh admirers - fans of the original MilneShepard "Pooh" and Disney-ites. 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TOP NOTE: Kevin Gallagher, lecturer in music at Lawrence, recently won the Francisco Tar-rega international guitar competition in Benicassim, Spain. He is the first American winner in the competition's 31-year history. Named a unanimous winner by a panel of seven judges, Gallagher was one of 52 guitarists from 25 countries in the competition. His first prize included a cash award of $8,500, a CD recording, and concerts in Europe for the 1998-99 season. The Tarrega competition is the latest in a series of winning perfor Without selling short the simple charm of the books and their characters - or the marketing prowess of Disney - it's also fair to say the Pooh phenomenon seems to have touched some kind of emotional or psychological chord in people. "I think the characters are projections of who we are," said Lynda Savage, a family therapist and director of the Center for Family Healing in Menasha. "They're like mirrors, because everybody's a child, everybody has an innocence, everybody has a need to be reacted to as a cute, fuzzy little person. "It's nice to touch that, it's nice to go there, because we don't have a lot of innocence anymore. We're bombarded with the opposite. "There are also themes in our culture, and right now, a theme ... is we have to be on guard for danger," Savage continued. "There are dangers that people feel out of control with and that theme is counter-balanced pretty nicely with Pooh characters. They're all such cute, fuzzy, happy, down-to-earth, simple characters, really." In their own inimitable fashion, the Pooh crowd handles almost ' anything that's thrown at them. "I think (their appeal) relates to the part of us hopefully that can have the courage to be imperfect, innocent and still manage to make it through," said Savage. "They overcome from an innocent perspective, not from a sophisticated, superhero perspective." The simple wisdom inspired a popular pair of Pooh spin-off books, incidentally, written by Benjamin Hoff, "The Tao of Pooh" and "The Te of Piglet," in which Milne's adventures are filtered through the prism of eastern philosophy. "It's so easy to identify with each one of the characters," said Behnke. "And everybody knows an Eeyore, everybody knows a Pooh, or a Piglet, who's so timid and shy. Everybody can identify with somebody in there." "No one can outgrow Pooh," said Kruzel. "No one can outgrow that 'Oh well.' Or "Oh bother.' There's something timeless about Pooh." Or, in the words of the bear himself: "It all comes, I suppose," he decided, as he spun round three times, and flew gracefully into a gorse-bush, "it all comes of liking honey so much." 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