The Michigan Daily - Thursday, Dece
expand at a
Michigan's economy flourished
throughout most of the 1990s and is
expected to continue to grow, but at a
slower rate in the next two years,
according to a University economic
Economist George Fulton predicted
that the Michigan economy will con-
tinue to expand through the end of
2000, which will give the longest run
If growth in the state in the past 50
But the projected expansion will be
at a slow yearly pace because it will
include further declines in the number
of manufacturing jobs.
Other economists said the projected
pace of job creation falls short of what
is required in order for the state econo-
my to sustain its record-low unemploy-
Unemployment is expected to rise
from a rate of 3.7 percent for the cur-
rent year to 4 percent for 1999 and 4.5
percent for 2000. The labor market
will still remain tight, with not much
relief from the anticipated labor short-
Researchers said they anticipate
overall increases of about 63,000 jobs
in 1999 and 45,000 jobs in 2000 with
three years of annual unemployment
The number of jobs will increase by
1.4 percent in 1999 and 1 percent in
2000 - down from the 1.9 percent
rate now predicted for the current
'U' Public Health
graduate to lead
Audrey Gotsch, a 1966 University
graduate of the School of Public
Health, has been named the presi-
dent of the American Health
Gotsch will be the 14th graduate
from the School of Public Health to be
amed APHA president.
Gotsch currently is a professor and
vice chair of the department of envi-
ronmental and community medicine
and director of the clinical prevention
program at the University of
Medicine and Dentistry of New
Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson
Gotsch, who has been an active
member of APHA for 26 years, will
rve a one-year term.
Among Gotsch's contributions to
APHA is the creation of an environ-
mental and occupational health science
curriculum for a range of students,
from kindergarten students through
seniors in high school.
Gotsch received a bachelors degree
from Indiana University in 1963 and
a masters degree in public health
from the University of Michigan in
Kinesiology research scientist
Marvin Boluyt is one of the co-
,authors of a chapter in a recently pub-
Jished book on the aging process of
.e human heart.
The scientists describe how heart
arteries stiffen in the teen-age years,
how the maximum heart rate starts
to slow at age 20 and how heart
beats are increasingly uneven after
The researchers say the changes
themselves do not lead to heart
problems, but combined with genet-
ic predisposition and an unhealthy
lifestyle can contribute to heart dis-
Developing heart disease is
increasingly more likely after age 60
as the combination of wear and tear
on the heart and normal changes in
the regulation of the heart take
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Susan T Port.
to pass out Ii
An aerial view of the Kellogg Co. world headquarters in Battlecreek, Mich., is shown. Kellogg announced yesterday that it
will eliminate 525 salaried and 240 contracted positions at its headquarters and North American operations.
Students gather to disuss Code
By Kelly O'Connor
Daily Staff Reporter
In an effort to improve safety in off-
campus neighborhoods, the Sexual
Assault Prevention and Awareness
Center, in conjunction with the Ann
Arbor Police Department, will distrib-
ute lighting devices to area houses
When connected to the socket of a
porch light, the photo-sensitive cells
cause the porch lights to turn on auto-
matically after dark and turn off when
it becomes light again. The lights,
because they remain on only at night,
also save energy.
SAPAC Training and Education
Program Coordinator Sarah Heuser
said she hopes the project will make
students walking in off-campus neigh-
borhoods feel safer.
"If it can help them feel more com-
fortable ... it will be a positive thing,"
Heuser said there is a crucial feature
of the devices that must be taken into
account by residents.
"One of the most important things
about these photocells is that you have
to keep their light switches on at all
times," she said.
Getting neighborhood residents
involved will also bring the issue of safe-
ty to people's attention, Heuser said.
"I hope it will increase awareness
about personal and community safety,"
Ann Arbor Mayor Ingrid Sheldon
said she is pleased the city and
SAPAC have come together on the
"I'm really quite excited by the stu-
dent initiative and that we are able to
By Jaimie Winkler
Daily Staff Reporter
regents to famili
A handful of students gathered last night to discuss some- Reich describe
thing that affects all University students - the Code of Student th Code's sanct
Conduct. Last night's forum, which organizers expected would you separate the
draw in about 25 North Campus students to Pierpont processes are no
Commons, attracted fewer than 10 students. deal with the Co
The discussion focused on students' lack of awareness of "Everyone sh
the Code, as its implementation is up for review this semes- Although stU
ter by both University and student committees. The Student acceptance letter
Code Review Committee, created by the Michigan Student Code seem unim'
Assembly's Student Rights Commission, will give a full pro- Students can b
posal based on their review to the University Board of handed you the C
Regents within the next few weeks. "I was shock
"There's little things and big things. We're confident in get- Engineering seni
ting some of the little things, but it's the big things that are November police
important," LSA senior Abe Rafi said. After he got
Some of the bigger things include changing the wording of University contai
the Code so it is better understood by students and allowing did not specify w
students to be represented by attorneys during Code hearings. "it was inappr
Established in 1995, the Code is the University's internal dis- finals. Couldn'ti
cipline system instituted to ensure the student body upholds lie added that
University values. Its sanctions can be as severe as expulsion. the University let
Simply put, the Code "governs non-academic student life," could have waite
LSA sophomore Brian Reich said. Beyond that, there is no In the discussi
short explanation of the Code, he said. "It's a state LF
Reich said it is his intention to produce an executive sum- Reich said, but
mary of the Code based on the upcoming presentation to the University shoul
tried to buy EIlets
arize students with the Code.
Januarv we'll have a cheat sheet, Reich said.
cd the cheat sheet to include a bulleted list of
ions. The Code is easier to understand once
sanctions from the processes, he said. The
t of concern to the students until they have to
de, he said.
ould know the sanctions," he said.
dents receive a copy of the Code with their
s, little time is spent discussing it, making the
portant, Rafi said.
e disciplined and "the University can say, We
Code before orientation,"' Rafi said.
ed to get a letter from the University" said
or Rich Hanbidge, who was ticketed during the
raids for having an open alcohol container.
the citation, he received a letter from the
ining alcohol awareness pamphlets. Hanbidge
vhether the letter threatened Code sanctions.
opriate timing," Hanbidge said, "Right before
the time lapse between the police action and
tier was a long enough gap that the University
d until after finals.
on, full abolition of the Code was not favored.
nixersity. We don't promote a philosophy:'
"if it's affecting your education, then the
d do something."
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MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) - The
18-year-old boy accused of gunning
down his family tried to buy ammuni-
tion less than a day before the deaths,
authorities said yesterday.
Muskegon County Prosecutor Tony
Tague released photographs he said
show Seth Privacky attempting to buy
22-caliber bullets Saturday night at a
Privacky is being held on $5 million
bail on charges he allegedly shot his
parents, brother, grandfather and broth-
er's girlfriend early Sunday afternoon.
One of his classmates, Steven
Wallace, is also being held on $5 mil-
lion bail on the same charges.
Authorities say Wallace helped Privacky
get rid of the alleged murder weapon
and clean up after the shootings.
Both Wallace and Privacky have
made statements to police about their
involvement. A preliminary examina-
tion for both is scheduled for Dec. 15.
Authorities say Privacky told them
he shot five people to death because of
problems he was having with his
father, Stephen Privacky. He told
police that his father threatened to kick
him out of the house the morning of
The victims were identified as
Stephen Privacky, a fifth-grade teacher;
his wife, Linda Privacky, a receptionist
at a medical office in Muskegon; their
older son, Jedediah Privacky;
Jedediah's girlfriend, April Boss and
Stephen Privacky's father, John
Tague said the photos show Privacky
at the store about midnight Saturday,
when he initially tried to buy the bullets
but was turned down by a clerk because
he was not 21, the legal age to buy
ammunition. Privacky returned a few
hours later, Tague said, but the same
clerk was still on duty and refused to
make the sale.
"This shows clear premeditation on
the part of Seth Privacky to commit the
Tague said a box of ammunition was
found in the Privackv home, but inves-
tigators have yet to determine where it
Also yesterday, authorities released
autopsy results. Tague said they show
the victims died about 1:30 p.m.
Sunday. All were shot in the head,
except the grandfather, who was shot
twice in the neck, Tague said.
Authorities were called to the
Privacky home late Sunday night, when
April Boss' family went to the home to
find her. Instead, they found Stephen
Privacky's body on the driveway and
Wallace was caught running out of
the woods almost immediately after
authorities arrived at the home.
Privacky was arrested Monday after-
noon without a struggle after police
received a tip he was hiding in a nearby
The news continues to stun the small
rural west Michigan community. Both
suspects had no history of violence.
Privacky had been arrested for shoplift-
ing; Wallace had no criminal record.
Shane Allen, who attended school
and frequently played guitar with both
suspects, said he's accepted their guilt,
but doesn't know what went wrong.
"As far as I knew, they were a Beaver
Cleaver family," Allen said.
Allen said he recalls Privacky was
disappointed earlier this fall when his
father decided to delay giving him
$2,000 to buy a used Ford Probe but
didn't seem upset.
But Allen also remembers how
Stephen Privacky insisted his son take
responsibility for his actions. He made
his son tell Allen about his shoplifting
"He said, 'Shane deserves to know,
he's a friend of yours.'
"He said, 'Don't be ashamed. ..
What you did, you've got to live up to
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