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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, December 1, 1998 - 3

Man attempts to
,steal cleaning
A male suspect was stopped while
'stealing cleaning supplies Wednesday
from the Harlan Hatcher Graduate
Library, according to DPS reports.
p.,Library staff "challenged" the man
as he attempted to walk out of the
" i:wry with cleaning supplies and a
boxrof garbage bags. The man then left
the building without the property.
oney taken
vm sanitary
nIapkin dispensers
Money was stolen from several sani-
tary.napkin dispensers in the Henry
Frieze building, DPS reports state.
The building services supervisor told
┬░DPS officials Wednesday that approxi-
ately $12 -$15 in coins was missing
various dispensers in the Frieze
Puppy bites child
after wrestling
A 9-year-old child was admitted to
University Hospitals emergency rooms
VA&dnesday evening after being bitten
dog, DPS reports state.
.aThe victim's father said the six-
month-old shepherd-mix dog bit the
girl under her eye while the two were
westling at an Ann Arbor residence.
The father said the dog is normally not
uspects attempt
steal bicycles
Several juveniles attempted to steal
bicycles Thursday in front of Alice
Lloyd Residence Hall, DPS reports
eour or five sspects were seen
pt ding on a railing in front of the
residence hall with a skateboard, in a
attempt to break the locks on several
''bicycles. Warrant checks on the sus-
pects were negative and no report was
group trespasses
n Michigan
A group of about 50 people were
dxirted trespassing Friday afternoon
in Michigan Stadium, DPS reports
'A University employee told DPS
'5ficials the group was playing football
"'16i the stadium field. No report was
Leaks damage
School of Social
Work building
Pipes leaking Saturday afternoon on
,. fifth floor of the School of Social
ork building damaged ceiling tiles,
according to DPS reports.
Housing maintenance personnel

,fxQd the source of the leak in a
mechanical room on the building's fifth
floor. Valves to the leaking pipes were
A off, but water continued to leak
-ffii water damaged ceiling tiles.
Sveral computers may also have been
maged during the leak.
% ouple disputes
outside building
.A man harassed a victim Sunday in
front of the School of Education
Auilding, DPS reports state.
e woman said the man, wearing a
xxedo, pounded on the doors of the
building and frightened her. DPS
reports state the victim and suspect
&w each other and were having a
greement. The parties separated
apd no further complaints were filed.
Compiled by Daily StaffReporter
Jfnfer Yachnin.

Teens arrested in murders of family

prosecutor calls it a "most brutal" scene: a man
dead in a pool of blood on the driveway, four more
bodies inside the house.
Investigators yesterday arrested two teen-agers
- one related to four of the dead - and continued
trying to figure out what led to the execution-style
gunshot slayings at the Muskegon County home in
western Michigan.
"The house was scattered with bodies. There was
blood everywhere," Muskegon County Prosecutor
Tony Tague said. "It's difficult to imagine what pos-
sesses 18-year-olds to do something like this."
What authorities saw, he said, was "one of the
most brutal crime scenes. I've never seen a mass
murder like this."
Investigators sent to the house just across from

an amusement park late Sunday night found the
body of Stephen Privacky, a 50-year-old elemen-
tary school teacher, on his driveway.
Inside, they found two bodies in a small back
room off the garage, another in a lower room off
the basement, and a fourth in an upstairs bath-
room. All of the victims were wearing day clothes
suggesting they were not asleep when they died,
Tague said.
Eighteen-year-old Seth Stephen Privacky -
whose parents, brother and grandfather were
among the victims - eluded searchers before
being arrested about 1 p.m. yesterday in a pole
barn roughly a mile from the home.
Another 18-year-old man was arrested shortly
after police arrived at the Privacky home early yes-
terday and saw him running out of woods a few

MI've never seen a mass murder like this.
- Tony Tague
Muskegon County Prosecutor

hundred feet away. He remains in police custody.
The suspects are to be arraigned today on mur-
der charges, Tague said.
"What we have here is two young individuals
who got involved in a very bad situation and
attempted to cover it up," Tague said without elab-
orating. He said authorities have not determined a
motive, and are investigating Seth Privacky's rela-
tionship with his family.
Tague described the killings as execution-style
but not as close-range shootings.
"There was little sign of struggle, no tying up"

Tague said. "But the shooting occurred with a def-
inite plan of shooting all five."
Tague said the scene may have been altered after
the shootings.
"It appears some of the bodies may have been
dragged through the house," he said.
The victims were identified as Stephen
Privacky; his wife, Linda Privacky; and their son,
Jedediah Privacky. There were no other siblings in
the family. Also slain were Jedediah Privacky's
friend, April Boss and Stephen Privacky's father,
John Privacky.

Muslim students help keep
Kosovo refugees warm

By Adam Cohen
Daily Staff Reporter
People in Kosovo need help.
As Kosovo's winter gains fury, the
refugees are being forced to flee their
homes because of outside aggressors.
The homeless refugees must battle
the extreme cold.
Clothes from a drive organized by
members of the Muslim Students
Association will be sent this week to
Kosovo in an effort to keep refugees a
little warmer this winter.
"We're trying to make it slightly
more bearable for them, at the very
least," said LSA first-year student
Fatima Siddique, co-coordinator of the
Kosovo clothing drive.
MSA organizers began their efforts
about three weeks ago, Siddique said.
"The day after we started, clothing
began to pour in from off campus;'
Siddique said.
MSA members contacted off-cam-

pus youth groups to spread word of the
clothing drive. The off-campus sites of
donation included Dearborn, Franklin,
Troy, Canton and Ann Arbor.
Organizers also initiated the campaign
by putting up fliers around campus and
giving clothing drive information to peo-
ple walking through the Diag.
"Initially, we just wanted to make
people aware of what's going on with
the ethnic cleansing in Kosovo, said
LSA senior Diba Rab, who also helped
with the drive.
They contacted the Islamic Circle of
North America to aid them in shipping
the clothing to Kosovo.
Organizers of the drive first sorted
and organized the clothing in mid-
November and counted about 80
boxes. Since then, an additional 100
boxes have been filled and much of
them have been stored in the organiz-
ers' homes.
"I'm scared (co-coordinator Nora

Mahmoud's) floor is going to collapse,
we've got so much clothing" Siddique
By the end of this week, all of the
clothing from Ann Arbor will be sent to
an ICNA relief shipping site on Staten
Island, N.Y. 'The boxes will join other
clothing donations from across the
nation at the ICNA Albanian Cultural
From New York, the clothing will be
loaded into large crates and sent to
Albania, said Mahmoud, co-coordina-
tor of the Kosovo clothing drive.
Some crates have already been suc-
cessfully delivered to the refugees with
no Serbian resistance, Mahmoud said.
MSA members compared the terrible
events in Kosovo to past events in
"It's sad that there has to be a half a
million refugees, wandering in the cold,
to gain their independence and a better
lifestyle" Mahmoud said.

Program unites elementary
schools with the University

Composer and AIDS patient Steve Schalchlin speaks to students yesterday on
World AIDS Day in the Pendelton Room of the Michigan Union.
AIDS patient
speaks to students

By JodhiKroot
Daily Staff Reporter
Composer and AIDS patient Steve
Schalchlin has been on the brink of
death three times.
His off-Broadway musical, "The
Last Session," explores the lessons he
has learned through his personal strug-
gle with AIDS.
"You can always find someone who
can write better than you, sing better
than you, dance better than you, look
better than you, but they can't be you
better than you," he told his audience
last night.
As a speaker for World AIDS Day
on campus, Schalchlin played selec-
tions from the musical to an audience
of about 100 people in the Michigan
Union's Pendleton Room.
"It's a mixture of contemporary rock
and gospel," Schalchlin said.
But Schalchlin's message was a
serious one.
"My main concern is that young
people realize life with AIDS is
extremely painful and difficult," he
Schalchlin said his musical is gain-
ing popularity among teenagers and
young college students.
"Rent fans have sort of adopted us,"
he said.
Schalchlin's musical was well-
received by critics in New York more
than one year ago. When Schalchlin
began writing the music, he did not
intend it to be performed at all.
"I was sort of a failed songwriter;"

Schalchlin said."I began writing songs
as therapy for myself."
Schalchlin's partner, Jim Brocha,
turned the songs into a musical. It was
first shown in Laguna Beach, Calif.,
and later in New York City. It is sched-
uled to open in Los Angeles on Dec. 5.
Schalchlin said he enjoys speaking
at colleges.
"He's the man," said Project
Community member Rachel Javorsky,
who helped organize the event.
Aside from performing and com-
posing, Schalchlin maintains a
Website at www.bonusround com,
housing his 2 1/2-year diary.
Schalchlin plans to broadcast live
scenes from his musical's Los
Angeles debut on Dec. 5 over the
Schalchlin hopes "The Last
Session" will one day be performed
on Broadway. He currently is work-
ing on songs for his second musical.
The University's Project
Community class invited Schalchin to
speak as a part of World AIDS Day at
the University.
"It's great to see a guy with such a
tragic disease who has such a great
spirit," LSA senior David Lapidus said.
Project Community, which is orga-
nizing all campus events for World
AIDS Day, is set to hold a candle-
light vigil today in the Diag from 12-
1 p.m.
The group also plans to show the
movie "Jeffrey" at the Michigan
Theater tonight at 9:30 p.m.

By JaimIe Winkler
Daily Staff Reporter
Three years ago, a Detroit public
school teacher called the University to
set up a campus visitation day for her
students. That call blossomed into a
continuously expanding program.
Students Establishing Educational
Dreams was created by LSA senior Sara
Saylor to unite Detroit elementary
schools and the University.
The organization began by hosting
campus days in which each elemen-
tary school student paired off with a
University student to spend a day in
mock classes and touring the cam-
Recently, the children expressed an
interest in the University students visit-
ing their schools - and another part of
the program, Classroom Partnerships
was born, Saylor said.
"Different teachers request different
lessons;' Saylor said.
Teachers call the Office of
Multicultural and Academic Initiatives
to request a lesson, and SEED pairs the
request with a campus group willing to
devote time to teaching, she said.
"It's a one-time commitment," Saylor
said. "They just have to take their cre-

ativity and energy into the classroom."
SEED provides transportation and
materials for campus groups through
grants received from Michigan Campus
Compact and the Office of Academic
and Multi-Cultural Initiatives.
SEED also collaborates with Project
SERVE, Saylor said.
This semester, SEED has taken
members from about nine groups,
including LSA Student Government
and Mortar Board senior honor soci-
ety, into elementary schools to
"One of the teachers wanted to do
something around elections about vot-
ing," Saylor said.
LSA-SG conducted a mock election
with the class, she said.
This week, two groups are participat-
ing in SEED's Classroom Partnerships
A group of University staff and stu-
dents are planning to travel to Detroit
tomorrow to work with the kids on
making a holiday craft.
Assistant Director for the Center for
Community Service and Learning
Mary Beth Damm said Saylor
approached her about going to the ele-
mentary school.

"I work for the Center for
Community Service and Learning,
so this is right up my alley," Damm
said. "For me it's important to give
back and support community part-
Damm said she is excited to work
with Saylor.
"I've seen her work, and she's amaz-
ing. She works great with kids. Her
energy is infectious," Damm said.
On Dec. 4, the Indian American
Student Association will visit a fifth.
grade class to teach culture and
LSA senior Sonia Mathew is the
coordinator for the IASA and SEED
"This isn't something the kids are
exposed to on a regular basis," Mathew
She said the University students are
planning to wear traditional dress and
bring cultural props.
"One of the dances uses sticks,"
Mathew said. "We'll just teach them the
basic steps."
Mathew said her involvement with
Campus Days last year lead to her inter-
est in doing a lesson with IASA and the
elementary schools.

The photo of Michigan tailback Anthony Thomas on page 1B was taken by Margaret Myers. This was printed
incorrectly in yesterday's Daily.


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