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The Michigan Daily - Friday, January 21, 2000 - 3

~RIME
Unruly students
cause ruckus in
residence hal
*wo male students were reported
to have caused a disturbance in the
lobby of Mary Markley Residence
Hall on Saturday evening,
Department of Public Safety reports
state.
A member of the front desk staff
who believed the students "caused
some damage to a door in the lobby"
made the call.
R othpick in lock
events entry
A toothpick was jammed into a lock
in Bursley Residence Hall on Sunday,
DPS reports state.
The toothpick prevented residents
from using their keys to access the
lock. University maintenance was con-
tacted and the core was changed.
laptop computer
reported stolen
A laptop computer was stolen from
the North Ingalls Building on the
morning of Jan. 1.1, DPS reports state.
DPS did not report having any suspects
in the incident.
Man requests
ambulance service
br injured child
A man requesting ambulance ser-
vices needed assistance for his son
because his son's legs were "not work-
ing at all." An ambulance was dis-
patched on Saturday to McIntyre Drive,
DPS reports state.
Coat taken from
R1B locker room
A coat was stolen from the men's
locker room of the Central Campus
Recreation Building on Saturday, DPS
reports state.
DPS did not report having any sus-
pects in the incident.
Keys not returned
to proper owner
set of keys were reported missing
ffm the Building of Art and
Architecture on Jan. 13, DPS reports
state. The caller allowed a student to
use her keys and when she returned to
the spot where the keys were to be left
- they were gone. DPS did not report
having any suspects in the incident.
Food items stolen
fm East Quad
vending machine
Items were reported stolen from an
East Quad Residence Hall vending
machine Jan. 14, DPS reports state.
The vending machine was located on
the main floor near the entrance to
Greene House. DPS did not report hav-
ing any suspects in the incident.
Caller reports
1hoke in Markley
laundry facility

S~moke was reported seen coming
out- f the first floor laundry room of
Mary Markley Residence Hall on Jan.
14, DPS reports state. The caller was
advised to pull the fire alarm and to
evacuate the area. No one reported see-
iany flames.
Ptient escapes
local institution
A patient walked out of Arbor Heights
Center near Mary Markley Residence
Hall. on Washington Heights on the
evening of Jan. 14, DPS reports state.
Someone from the center made a call
for assistance about five to 10 minutes
after the.person escaped.
'ols stolen from
parked vehicle
A vehicle parked in the carport on
Church Street was broken into on Jan.
14; DPS reports state.
A toolbox in the pickup bed was bro-
ken into by force and an unknown
amount of sockets and ratchets were
reported missing.
PS did not report having any sus-
pe is in the incident.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Caitlin Nish.

Service planned in memory of student

By David Enders
Daily Staff Reporter
Memorial services are scheduled tomorrow for
Patrick Maxeiner, a Rackham first-year student
who died after an acute allergic reaction nearly
three weeks ago.
The events that triggered the allergic reaction
and anaphylactic shock that killed Maxeiner
remain mysterious to his parents. No autopsy was
performed on the body because Maxeiner's organs
were donated for transplant.
Maxeiner, who was conducting research in bio-
medical sciences, was strongly allergic to
peanuts.
"But that was his only allergy," said his moth-
er Terri Maxeiner from her home in Frankfort, Ill.
Maxeiner called 911 from his Packard Street

apartment early in the evening Jan. 3, requesting
help for an allergic reaction.
By the time paramedics arrived, Maxeiner's
throat had swollen shut and he was not breath-
ing.
Paramedics were able to unblock the airway by
inserting a plastic tube before transporting him to
University Hospitals.
He was placed on life support there but was pro-
nounced dead shortly after midnight three days
later.
A King's Hawaiian Chicken Fried Rice Bowl
frozen dinner, found in Maxeiner's apartment, was
apparently the last meal he ate. According to the
ingredients listed on the box, the dinner contained
no peanuts.
"There will be an investigation," Terri Maxeiner

said. "Whatever was in it mimicked the effect
peanuts would have had."
Shelby Weeda, a spokesperson for King's
Hawaiian, said the dinner did not contain any
peanuts or peanut oil..
"We do not fry our food," Weeda said.
Patrick Maxeiner completed his undergraduate
work at the University of Arizona in May, graduat-
ing with degrees in biochemistry and pharmacolo-
gy.
Associate chemistry and biophysics Prof.
Richard Goldstein, who served as Maxeiner's
research adviser, described4he graduate student as
cheerful, deeply religious and one of the most
helpful people he had ever met.
"The number of people he affected during such
a short time is very striking," Goldstein said.

He explained that Maxeiner had been conduct-
ing research on protein structure prediction since
September.
"He was definitely interested in working on
something with direct medical application,"
Goldstein said.
Maxeiner was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa
Honor Society, the University's Bass Fishing Team
and a big brother in the One-on-One mentorship
program. He also was an avid golfer, Goldstein
said.
The memorial service is scheduled to take place
at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow in St. Mary's Student
Parish, located at 331 Thompson St. Donations
may be made to the Patrick J. Maxeiner Memorial
Fund care of the Bank of Homewood, 2034 Ridge
Rd., Homewood, Ill., 60430.

Surveying the damage

Archer asks
for'rgh to
select city
school board
DETROIT (AP) - Mayor Dennis Archer said
Wednesday that the Legislature should either grant him
the right to select members of the city's school board and
the chief executive or remove the veto power of Gov.
John Engler's appointee to the board.
But the governor's spokesperson said the legislation
would not be changed.
Archer's comments came a day after Engler's
appointee - state Treasurer Mark Murray - blocked
the appointment of a candidate for chief executive
favored by five of the seven school board members.
A law enacted in March replacing the elected Detroit
Board of Education with an appointed board gave the
governor's representative veto power over the choice of a
chief executive for the troubled 167,000-student system.
Murray used that veto to block selection of Tulsa,
Okla., schools superintendent John Thompson.
Five members voted in favor of Thompson. Murray
voted for Jerome Harris, a school consultant and former
superintendent in Atlanta, Compton, Calif., and
Brooklyn, N.Y.
Board member Glenda Price abstained. The law
requires at least five votes for the winner, one of which
must come from the governor's appointee.
"The quick fix is to remove the wording in the legisla-
tion that gives Mark Murray a veto," Archer said.
Archer said Engler and the Legislature should make
the Detroit schools situation a top priority during the
current legislative session.
"I just hope he appreciates the potential volatility" of
the situation, Archer said.
Engler spokesperson John Truscott said the governor
won't suggest any changes to the law.
"We're not involved in the board's politics here or how
the chairman made this a political issue, but the legisla-
tion will not be changed," Truscott said.
Engler focused on education in his State of the State
address Wednesday night, calling for mandatory sum-
mer school for fourth-graders who cannot read, extra
money for elementary schools that do well or make big
improvements in test scores, and an increase in charter
schools.
It was in his address one year ago that he first pro-
posed enacting reform board legislation.

DAVID ROCHKIND/Daily
Ann Arbor resident Jack Weatherford examines his automobile yesterday after a collision with a University bus. The accident happened at the
intersection of South Division Avenue and Packard Street.
Abr1,aham ad-mits to earlier crix~xm-.e

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) - Convicted mur-
derer Nathaniel Abraham pleaded guilty yes-
terday to a 1997 break-in he committed just
one month before he fatally shot an 18-year-
old man.
Nathaniel, who turned 14 Wednesday,
admitted to the charge in the same Oakland
County court where he was convicted of sec-
ond-degree murder and sentenced to juvenile
custody until he turns 21.
"I broke into a garage and I stole a go-cart,"
Nathaniel told Probate Judge Eugene Moore,
barely audible.
Moore could not add any more time to the
sentence he handed down last week.
Prosecutors, however, say additional convic-
tions would have an effect on sentencing if
Nathaniel ever is convicted of a crime as an

adult.
"It's something to be considered as he builds a
record in juvenile court," Assistant Prosecutor
Lisa Halushka said. "Because he's doing a juve-
nile sentence, all juvenile cases need to be
brought into his record. That could affect him as
an adult."
Nathaniel broke into a garage Sept. 23, 1997
and stole a bike, Halushka said. He was set to
appear at a pretrial hearing when he was arrested
and charged with killing Ronnie Greene Jr. out-
side a Pontiac convenience store Oct. 29, 1997.
Nathaniel, II at the time, was one of the
youngest people in the nation charged as an
adult with murder. If he had been convicted of
first-degree murder, he would have faced life
in prison without chance of parole.
Attorneys for Nathaniel argued the shooting

was accidental, but prosecutors said he
bragged about it afterward.
A jury in November convicted him of sec-
ond-degree murder, and Moore sentenced him
last week to the W.J. Maxey Boys Training
School in Whitmore Lake until his 21st birth-
day.
Nathaniel's lawyer, Daniel Bagdade, said he
expected a quick resolution to the charge once
the murder trial had ended.
"Nathaniel and I have been talking about
this breaking and entering case for many
months now," Bagdade said in court yester-
day.
"He's indicated to me he wants to go
ahead and be honest with the court and plead
guilty to the breaking and entering charge,"
he said.

MSU Greek leaders
vote to reverse ban
on fraternity parties

EAST LANSING, (AP) -
Fraternity leaders at Michigan State
University have voted to overturn a
ban on parties at fraternity houses,
but with some limitations.
Instead of being able to invite an
unlimited number of guests to each
party, fraternity and sorority mem-
bers will each be able to invite two
guests in an attempt to keep parties
smaller.
Forty-five fraternity and sorority
leaders met in a closed session
Wednesday, and the decision to per-
mit parties came down to a single
vote, Interfraternity Council
President Paul Mitchell told the
Lansing State Journal for a story
yesterday.
Fraternities and sororities had
outlawed fraternity house parties
about four months ago in an attempt
to shed a party image and rebuild
membership, which has plunged by
about half in the 1990s.
Fraternity members 21 and older
were allowed to drink at fraternity
houses, but no parties were permit-
ted under the ban.
Sorority house parties have

Fraternity and .
sorority members
will be permitted
to invite two
guests to parties.
always been alcohol-free.
The change came after some fra-
ternity members said it was too
expensive to hold parties at outside
sites.
And they said the party ban could
hurt recruiting. Fraternity and soror-
ity recruiting for the spring semester
begins Sunday.
Panhellenic Council President
Tiffany Findlan said allowing par-
ties back into frat houses may help
in recruitment.
At the start of the decade,
Michigan State had an estimated
6,000 fraternity and sorority mem-
bers.
There were just 3,100 Greeks in
the system last fall, officials said.

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