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The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, September 18, 2001- 3

Bus stops to get schedules, maps of routes

Caller harasses
student to get
notes from class
The University's Department of
Public Safety reported Thursday night
that an unknown male subject has
been making harassing phone calls to
a female resident of the Vera Baits II
Conger House.
The woman told DPS that the caller
asked her for notes from class and that
he was going to get her.
Two subjects in
bright shirts
break window
Residents of Mary Markley Resi-
dence Hall on Friday night witnessed
subjects throwing an object out of a
stairwell window, breaking the glass,
DPS reports state. The subjects took off
in an unknown direction after the inci-
dent, and witnesses gave chase briefly.
Graffiti: 'System
is going down'
DPS reports state graffiti was found
in a men's restroom of the Law Quad
on Saturday afternoon. The message
stated, "Rich man, your system is
going down" DPS had no suspects.
Minor cited after
presenting fake
ID to DPS officer
DPS came across a male subject
urinating on the side of a building
early Sunday morning, reports state.
The intoxicated subject presented a
fake ID to the DPS officer and was
subsequently cited for all three misde-
meanor violations.
One arrested on
warrant following
fight on South U.
DPS was alerted to several people
fighting in the 700 block of South Uni-
versity Avenue on Sunday evening,
reports state. None of the people
involved wished to press charges when
DPS arrived; however, an outstanding
warrant existed for one of the subjects
and that person was arrested.
Projector, phone
stolen from Plant
DPS reports stated that a projector
valued at $1,600 was stolen sometime
last weekend from the University's
Plant Department. A hands-free confer-
ence table telephone set was also taken.
Woman falls from
ladder, refuses
any medical help
A University maintenance worker
injured her knee at the C.S. Mott Chil-
dren's Hospital on Friday night, DPS
reports state. The worker fell from a
wooden stepladder while trying to reset
code alert keypads in the ceiling. She
refused to be treated in the emergency
room but stated that her knee hurt.
Stereo equipment
reported stolen
from vehicle
DPS reports state $560 worth of
stereo equipment was stolen from a

vehicle parked in a lot at 700 Monroe
St. on Sunday afternoon.
Missing vehicle
involved in crash
A vehicle being used by grounds
maintenance workers on North Cam-
pus Grounds was reported stolen from
an unknown location Friday morning,
according to DPS reports.
The theft was not reported earlier
because the vehicle is used by several
staff members, and they were not sure
whether someone else had the car.
The Washtenaw County Sheriff's
Department later reported that the
vehicle had been involved in an acci-
dent and impounded.
- Compiled by Daily Staff Reporter
Kristen Beaumont.

By Louie Meizlish
Daily Staff Reporter
Frequent University bus riders will soon find
a new convenience waiting for them at bus
stops. The University plans to install signs con-
taining schedules and maps for the particular
routes that go through each bus stop.
Parking and Transportation Services Direc-
tor Pat Cunningham said the University used to
hand out 30,000 bus route maps to students
every year but that most of them ended up as
Although the department no longer prints out
maps and schedules, the new signs encourage
students to visit the department's website at
wwwparking.urnich.edu, where they can print
out their own maps.
Each stop's map will be different since it will
indicate to riders where on the route they cur-
rently are.

"Having each map
done individually for
each stop where it's
at is fairly unique."
- Pat Cunningham
Parking and Transportation Services
"It has been done at other places but having
each map done individually for each stop where
it's at is fairly unique," Cunningham said.
"I think that's good for freshman and for peo-
ple that haven't gotten used to the scheduling,"
said Engineering sophomore Erica Schmidt,
who rides the bus between Central and North
campuses frequently. "But once you've got the

schedule down you know when to catch the
University Facilities and Operations spokes-
woman Diane Brown said a map of all routes at
each stop was not feasible.
"The map (of all routes) is pretty large and
would have a lot of difficulty not being
unwieldy at bus stops," she said. "There's
always been something out on the Web.... It's
just another step to them posted at bus stops."
The proposal to install signs at bus stops
originated in the Michigan Student Assembly
and was an issue discussed during the cam-
paign for the MSA presidency this spring.
The assembly had lobbied the University
administration for the maps and schedules.
MSA President Matt Nolan said he is happy
that the University is finally going through with
the plan. "It's nice to see we can have a good
working relationship with the University," he

Michigan Student Assembly President Matt Nolan and Vice
President Jessica Cash asked the University to provide
maps and schedules at bus stops across campus.

Window treatment

Accused child molester kills

step daughter,
MONITOR TOWNSHIP (AP) - A ed for a harn
man apparently killed the stepdaughter how she was
he was accused of molesting before Sweebe wa
turning the gun on himself, just hours by Bay Cour
before he was due in a Bay County J. Kelly ona
courtroom on a sex charge, police said. criminal sex
The bodies of Herbert O. Sweebe had accusedS
and Christine Pickelmann, 21, were offering to b
found early yesterday in the mobile have sex w
home where the stepfather had lived Michigan Sta
with his wife and Pickelmann. But Pickel
Pickelmann was killed by a rifle about sexua
blast, and arriving police officers heard made by Sw
a second shot before finding the bod- shortly aftem
ies, The Bay City Times said. Lt. John police said.E
Parker, commander of the Bay City James Chleb
Post of the Michigan State Police, said was about to
troopers found the bodies of Pickel- degree crim
mann and Sweebe at opposite ends of convictiono
the home. maximum s
Gail Sweebe, Pickelmann's mother prison.
and Herbert Sweebe's wife, was treat- Police wen

commits suicide

id wound. It wasn't clear
rs to be arraigned Monday
ty District Judge Timothy
a charge of fourth-degree
Kual conduct. Pickelmann
Sweebe of groping her and
uy her a car if she would
ith him, according to a
te Police report.
mann also had told police
al assaults she said were
weebe when she was 15,
r he married her mother,
Bay County Sheriff's Sgt.
owski said his department
charge Sweebe with first-
ninal sexual conduct. A
on that charge carries a
entence of up to life in
it to the home Pickelmann

shared with her mother and stepfather
on Aug. 26 to handle a domestic dis-
Pickelmann told police Sweebe had
been sexually grabbing her and that
she had evidence on tape; Sweebe
agreed to leave the home, the newspa-
per said.
The following day, Pickelmann
obtained a personal protection order
against Sweebe, preventing him from
approaching or harassing her. The
order did not prevent Swe-ebe from
being at the mobile home.
Sweebe was arrested Aug. 31, and
freed on a S 10,000 bond on Sept. 3.
Early yesterday, neighbors gathered
outside the home.
Linwood Krueger, 53, said he heard
someone running through his back
yard yelling, "Why are you doing

University maintenance worker Al Boyle makes some minor repairs to an East
Quad Residence Hall window this morning.
Schi zophrenia
com m Son among
college students

AT 8:30 AT THE

Stigma surrounds
disease that most often
affects 16-25 year-olds.
By Lisa Hoffman
Daily Staff Reporter
Abilities like holding a conversa-
tion, blocking out distractions and
showing emotion seem like trivial'
tasks, but for people coping with
schizophrenia, these everyday actions
can be aimost impossible.
Schizophrenia, a mental disorder
that affects 6 percent of the popula-
tion, occurs most frequently in people
ages 16 to 25 and is affected by stress.
"The research shows that stressful
conditions don't really play a part in
the origins of the disease, but any
number of stressors can exacerbate the
symptoms," said Counseling and Psy-
chological Services interim Director
Todd Sevig.
"This typically starts during the col-
lege years, so a lot of times we'll see
students at early stages of schizophre-
Symptoms, including paranoia,
impairment of mental functions, delu-
sional thoughts and a lack of enjoy-
ment, are caused by a "split" in the
brain between emotion and thinking.
"What is common and typical is to
go through some symptoms, like delu-
sion, hallucination and withdrawal,
which cuts off the usual support sys-
tem, making it even harder to ask for
help," Sevig said.
Though research has found no direct
link between the origins of the disease
and environmental conditions, factors
including stress and drug abuse can
greatly worsen the symptoms.
"It's not a death sentence, but it is
the most serious mental disorder," said
psychiatry Prof. Rajiv Tandon.
"Drugs don't seem to cause schizo-
phrenia, but they can adversely affect
it," Tandon said. "Drug use can make

the disease manifest earlier. It's makes
it more difficult to treat and relapse
more probable. In adolescents with
substance/alcohol abuse, early onset
diagnosis can be impossible to differ-
The similarities between behaviors
of drug abusers and schizophrenics is
the reason people need to be assessed
by an .expert in schizophrenia before
diagnosis. Acute symptoms must be
present for at least a month, and
behavioral symptoms, including poor
self hygiene, isolation and unusual
behavior must be present for six
months prior to diagnosis.
"Schizophrenia is an illness that
really affects awareness, so what
makes it doubly hard to diagnose is
people don't realize something is
wrong or don't believe something is
wrong," Sevig said. "Our usual ways
of support don't always work."
In hopes of improving living condi-
tions for those affected with schizo-
phrenia, health professionals are
using a multi-dimensional approach
to treatment, which includes support
groups, medication, therapy and edu-
cational presentations for the general
Student groups on campus, like the
nonprofit organization Mentality, are
also trying to create a more under-
standing environment for peers with
schizophrenia and other mental ill-
"Mental illness is so pervasive on
campus, but nobody talks about it,"
said Anita Bohn, a staff member of the
Office of Community Service Learn-
"The mission of Mentality is to
erase the stigma around mental health
issues and concentrate on awareness
on campus.
Despite the severity of the disease,
Sevig stressed that it is treatable.
"There are people all over the coun-
try who are going to college. There are
success stories," he said.

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