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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, August 2, 1979-Page 3
'U'profs suggest aids for Black English

With the Ann Arbor school system moving closer
toward its deadline for a new program designed to aid
"Black English" speakers, University faculty mem-
bers and students are devising alternative plans of
their own.
The deadline was set July 12 by District Court Judge
Charles Joiner, who rled in favor of a group of black
Ann Arbor children, whose lawyers charged the school
system with failing to recognize dialect differences in
teaching standard English. Joiner gave the school 30
days to come up with a plan to recognize Black English
speakers and then to consider the dialect in instruction.
The families claimed the school system wrongly
classified their children as having emotional and lear-
on death of
'U' student
Fifteenth District Court Judge George
Alexander determined at a preliminary
hearing yesterday "there is probable
cause that" the 1976 Ford van Michael
McCleary was driving struck and killed
30-year-old University student Jane
Sallade last July 20.
McCleary is being charged with in-
voluntary manslaughter for the in-
Theonly question now, according to
arresting Ann Arbor Police Officer
John King, is whether McCleary's ap-
parently drunkenness caused the 25-
year-old Ypsilanti native to swerve to
his right and strike Sallade, throwing
her 80 feet toward the University shut-
tle bus stop near Church St.
"brilliant" archaeologist by her
colleagues, had just returned from a
year-long stay in Cyprus doing field
work on land-use patterns for her doc-
toral dissertation. Her paper would
have been the first of its kind published
in this country.
King said in 15th District Courty
yesterday he "smelled a strong odor of
intoxicants in the car . . . which he
(McCleary) practically lived in." King
said McCleary staggered into the An- (
thropology Museum after the accident, In a dem
which was where Sallade was heading, for the U
See HEARINGS, Page 10 a group
to Salina
UFW stri
There must be somebody
out there
A 56-year-old Kansas City entrepeneur spent
almost $4,700 on a full page ad in Tuesday's Kansas
City Times-a help wanted ad, asking for $5
donations to sponsor a nation-wide talent search for
the position of U.S. president. Lionel Kunst said
he'll accept Democrat, Republican, or independent,
liberal, or conservative applicants-as long as it's
not someone currently in the running. "The
president is the only one who has the attention of the
people. They need someone to explain the facts of'
life to them. And, obviously, Carter can't do it."
With at least 220 million Americans to choose from,
Kunst should be able to find someone to fill the spot.

ning disabilities, but the judge said that procedure was
proper. The Ann Arbor School Board voted not to ap-
peal the case.
DON SMITH, an educational psychology professor in
the Education School, has a method of training
teachers in the differences between Black English and
"school English." Smith defined "school English" as
the use of phonics - a system of rules for sounding out
words - which is normally used in schools.
The method, Smith said, is "a self-taught learning
module" entitled An Introduction to Black Nonstan-
dard English for Teachers. Just recently published, the
module was written by Master's candidates Mary Lee
Bronzo, Ann Congei, and Marija Kaunelis.
University Linguistics Prof. Robbins Burling said,

"What is most needed is greater teacher awareness of
why children speak the way they speak." Burling said
he believed some form of teacher education should be
required through in-service training or workshops.
BURLING EXPLAINED the only "standard
English" is in books, not in spoken English. "The great
misunderstanding is in the confusion between learning
to read and learning to speak.
"Learning to speak the language of white middle
class, is learning to speak the language of white middle
class, not the language of books," Burling continued.
Smith explained that students should be taught to
speak foreign languages before they are taught to read
them. But, he said, many Black English speakers can-
See 'U', Page 6
State racing
should quit,
senator says
LANSING (UPI)-The woes of
Michigan's horse racing industry
deepened yesterday, with a key state
lawmaker seeking the resignation of
state Racing Commissioner Fedele
The move came as Fauri was
preparing to discuss his racing industry
reform plans with Gov. William
State Affairs Committee deals with the
industry, said Fauri's handling of
recent problems at the Detroit Race
Course showed an "unconscionable"
disregard for the safety of track em-
The unexpected attack was contained
in a letter sent to Milliken Tuesday
and released yesterday morning.
Sen. Bill Huffman (D-Madison
Heights), another key legislator on
racing issues, canceled his plans to
meet with Fauri and Milliken. No ex-
planation was given for the move.
RACING ANALYST Ken Christopher
said Fauri, who has been racing com-
missioner for four years, had no im-
mediate comment on O'Brien's letter.
"He has a meeting scheduled with the
governor for tomorrow. He's not going
AP Photo to have any comment until after that,"
tChristopher said.
ttention The 69-year-old Fauri, complaining
nt, leads his office lacks needed clout, had plan-
Square ned to resign earlier this year, but was
tfor the convinced by Milliken to stay on.

California farm workers march
onstration reminiscent of those that gained nation-wide a
nited Farm Workers (UFW), Cesar Chavez, UFW presider
of marchers from a noon rally in San Francisco's Union
s, Calif. The march was aimed at drumming up support
ke against growers.

Water conservation
A Sussex County, Delaware official, to the
amazement and confusion of council members,
proposed odd-even bathroom rationing for county
employees. Administrator Joseph Conaway
suggested employees with Social Security nubers
ending in even digits be allowed to use the county
bathrooms only on even days, while those with odd-
numbered cards would use the facilities on odd
days. "Visitors, tourists, heavy beer drinkers, and
those with bladder and other medical problems may
apply to the personnel department for a 'P' sticker
which will exempt them from the procedures," the
proposal stated. Employees also would have to
"prove that they have at least half a tank to be
allowed to use the restrooms." The suggestion
would have been funny if county council members
had realized its tongue-in-cheek nature. "You've

got to be kidding me," responded a shocked council
member after a long pause.
Happenings ...
... are close to non-existent today. Just two even-
ts to mark on your calendar ... Summer Repertory
Theatre '79 presents "Bay Fever" at 8 p.m. in the
Power Centers... FILMS: Ann Arbor Film Co-
op-Mick Jagger night: Nee Kelly, 8:40 p.m.; The
Rolling Stones Retrospect, 7 p.m., 10:20 p.m., both
in Aud. A, Angell Hall.
On the outside
The rain will go away today, leaving partly sunny
skies and a high temperature around 80' in its wake.
The low will hit 60.

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