Center helps students
deal with Black English
By ALISON HIRSCHEL
When black kids from the Green
Housing Project on the city's east side
leave their predominantly white
classrooms at the King Elementary
School each afternoon, they have a
special place to go. For those kids,
several of whom were plaintiffs in the
controversial Black English case last
year, the Green Glacier Community
Center provides a "little black refuge"
where they can play, learn, and grow
up together, according to the Center's
White kids don't come here very of-
ten, even though the Center was
originally designed as a place where
black and white children would get to
know each other. That was five years
ago when a great deal of tension existed
between the black residents of the
housing project, and their white, upper
*middle class neighbors..
Since that time, the Center has
developed into something else. a place
where regardless of how well the
children perform in school or how well
they speak standard English,
they're made to feel special and impor-
tant. The Center's directors, Domenic
and Karen Tamborriello, assert that
the children would not have the same
sort of opportunities or responses
According to the Tamborriellos, the
Center offers activities for children
from 5 to 14 years old, but the most im-
portant feature of the Center is the bi-
weekly tutoring sessions conducted by
undergraduate volunteers from the
University's Project Community.
About two dozen volunteers, all of
whom are past or present Markley
residents, have been visiting the Center,
each fall and winter term since
"It's an unqualified success," Karen
Tamborriello said about the tutoring
program. "Most of the kids are two to
three years behind grade level, at the
beginning of the year and, with the help
of the tutors, they're at grade level by
the end of the year."-
"You can really see them slip back
during the summer when the tutors
aren't here," she added.
In addition to the academic help the
children receive at the center, the
Tamborriellos, who are white, said they
believe the children learn to trust white
people. "The kids get a lot of messages
from a whole lot of white folks that are
very positive," Domenic Tamboriello
This term six of the tutors are also
minority students. "Whenever we've
had black tutors, they have set positive
Karen Tamborriello said the real ad-
vantage of the program is the personal
attention each child receives. Domenic
See TUTORS, Page 9
Daily Photo by DAVID HARRIS
A PROJECT COMMUNITY tutor shares a playful moment with a student outside the Green Glacier Community Center.
Ninety-One Years DRIZZLES
Of Some rain and snow
Editorial Freedom showers today with cloudy
_______________________skies and a high in the 50s.
r Vol.XCI, No.34
Copyright 1980, IThe Michigan D)oily
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, October 12, 1980
From AP and UPI
AL ASNAM, Algeria-The cries and
moans of trapped victims could be
heard fromrunder tons of rubble in this
devastated Algerian city yesterday
more than 24 hours after the second
killer earthquake in 26 years flattened
,,most of the buildings.
Officials feared as many as 28,000
people may have been killed, although
there was no official toll of the victims
in this normally quiet market city.
RESCUERS amputated arms or legs
of some of the victims in order to free
them from the rubble. Food and drink
was passed to some of those trapped.
A spokesperson of the Algerian Red
Crescent, the equivalent of the Red
Cross, said it was impossible to make
an accurate estimate of the victims.
Medical teams and supplies were being
sent from many nations at the appeal of
the Reed Crescent.
Roads to the city were scarred by
gigantic cracks and clogged with con-
voys of cranes, bulldozers, ambulan-
ces, water trucks, and relief supplies
converging from all parts of the coun-
try. There was almost no equipment
available locally to move the giant
blocks of steel and concrete that held
many of the victims.
THE CITY OF 125,800 inhabitants,
located astride a major seismic fault
150 miles west of Algiers, was
devastated by an earthquake 26 years
ago. On Sept. 9, 1954, Al Asnam-then
called Orleansville-was virtually
destroyed. More than 1,600 inhabitants
were killed and some 15,000 seriously
"This was far worse than 1954,"
lamented an old man grimly surveying
the wreckage from a street corner.
Friday's quake registered 7.5 on the
Richter scale, according to a
seismological station in France.
RESIDENTS SAID it took only 30
seconds to reduce most of the city to
ruins Friday. "The center doesn't exist
any more," said a survivor who
reached Algiers. ,
International relief efforts ,were un-
The League of Red Cross Societies in
Geneva said 15 national Red Cross or
Red Crescent agencies had responded
to appeals for assistance.
in 2 7-23 thriller,
By STAN BRADBURY,
The bragging rights will stay right here in Ann Arbor
for another year, as Michigan held off a stubborn,,
emotional Michigan State, 27-23, yesterday in Michigan
The Wolverines were propelled to victory, their tenth in
the last 11 over the Spartans, by the 136-yard rushing effort of
reserve tailback Butch Woolfolk and a pair of John Wangler
Woolfolk was called into action when starter Lawrence
Ricks injured an ankle with 14 minutes left in the second
quarter. Coach Bo Schembechler could not describe the ex-
tent of Ricks' injury in his post-game press conference, but
felt that he could return for next Saturday's game at Min-
MSU, A DECIDED underdog entering the game, gave the
Wolverines all they could handle, 'battling them down to the
wire before an interception by inside linebacker Andy Can-
navino halted the Spartans' desperation drive at their 38-
yard line with 1:18 left to play.
Michigan State was led by the inspired play of sophomore
signal caller John Leister, who rushed for one touchdown and
threw for 231 yards in his second start.
"It was about what we anticipated," said Schembechler
after the game. "People tend to underrank them (MSU).
They played a good game. They're a good footbll team."
IN THE OTHER lockerroom, a dejected Frank 'Muddy'
Waters, first-year Spartan head coach at age 57, said, "I
thought we did arespectable job. I'm proud of this squad, and
I couldn't find any major faults in our game plan. With a
couple of breaks, the complextion of the game might have
For the second straight game, the Wolverines held their
turnovers to one. Turnovers was something Michigan had
had many problmes with in its first three games and a major
reason for both defeats.
Michigan also continued to build a respectable ground
game, rushing for 252 yards on 63 carries. The Wolverine of-
fensive line, working without senior guard John Powers for
most of the game (slight knee injury), was able to dominate
the line of scrimmage. The Spartans tried a five-man front to
strengthen their rushing defense, which rated ninth in the
conference prior to the game.
"WE TRIED TO put: a little more pressure on Michigan
with five'up front," said Waters. "Their ball control was very
good and we knew we needed a strong defense against the
"Man to man, we can't match #up with teams like
Michigan," continued Waters, "but we have a great team
concept that adequately makes up for that."
Schembechler said he thought the State strategy worked
against his larger and stronger Wolverines. "I thought they
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Daily Photo by JOHN HAGEI
MARION BODY STEALS another one! This time it's from MSU quarterback
John Leister during the Wolverines 27-23 victory over the visitors from East
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Peace Corps to come home to 6U'
By DAVID MEYER
Twenty years have passed since Sen. John
Kennedy stood on the steps of the Michigan Union
and proposed the creation of a voluntary inter-
national service organization.
Kennedy's conception quickly evolved into what
became known as the Peace Corps. The
organization is now preparing to celebrate its two
decades of service at its place of birth.
IN THE MIDST of preparations for' the Peace
Corps' 20th anniversary celebration to be held
here tomorrow night and Tuesday, Corps officials
and former volunteers looked back at the past two
decades and recalled the evolution of the service
The Peace Cbrps' current emphasis on
economic and technical assistance without
political interfrence in the host nation seems to
To celebrate 20th birthday
conflict directly with one of the primary
motivations behind Kennedy's proposal.
In his speech here at the University, Kennedy
cited the need to curb communist influence in the
Third World as one of the most important reasons
for creating a Peace Corps.
ALTHOUGH THE Cold War atmosphere most
likely prompted Kennedy to push for the formal
creation of the Peace Corps in 1961 after his elec-
tion; it is doubtful whether the first volunteers
considered their work a crusade againat com-
munism, Corps officials said.
"I would think that the early volunteers didn't
see i' in those terms," June Carter Perry, the
Peace Corps' public affairs director, said in an in-
terview. Instead, Perry said volunteers sign up
out of a commitment to "improving the quality of
life for people."
Perry also pointed to a contrast between today's
volunteer and the volunteer of 15 years ago as,
another manifestation of the Peace Corps'
evolution. Whereas the volunteer of 1965 may have
been more swept up in the idealism of the era,
"the volunteer today is. . . a pragmatic idealist,"
BOB JACKSON, AREA manager of Peace Cor-
ps/VISTA in Michigan and Ohio, noted that
today's volunteers' awareness of the practical
limitations of international service does not
necessarily reflect a lesser commitment to its
"Those volunteers we have today are as com-
mitted as the first volunteers who stepped off the
plane in Ghana" where the Peace Corps first
initiated its service programs, Jackson said.
Another distinction between the two generations
of volunteers is exemplified in the average age
and level of experience of the volunteers, Perry
said. "Most of the volunteers were fresh out of
college (15 years agp)," whereas today the
average age for volunteers is 27.6, Perry said.
PERRY ALSO NOTED that previously most
volunteers had general degrees without any
special qualifications. Today, however, host
nations are frequently requesting biologists,
foresters, and other specialists.
The number of volunteers in the Peace Corps
has also dropped in recent years, Perry said.
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HE ADVERTISEMENT reads: "Video players unite."
But don't be confused. What Cleveland attorney Nancy
Olah is really selling is a neckie that cashes in on the
recent video game craze. "I designed the tie to capitalize
on the Space Invaders phenomenon," said the enterprising Uni-
versity Law School graduate. "I noticed that not just the kids play
the games. Businessmen and others in my law firm spend as much
enough to run the item in his catalog," Olah said. Most
of the tie orders come from young women buying the ties
for husbands, lovers, and friends. DI
This month, your electric bill will contain a friendly,
patriotic message from Detroit Edison. The utility ensures
customers: "Your vote counts. Vote November 4th."
Rumor has it that the company is looking for an artist to
draw sketches of Uncle Sam. DI
On the road again
When President Carter was about 15 minutes into his
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reprimanded a Navy corpsman, and suddenly transferred a
Navy chief petty officer because the men posed nude in a
national women's magazine. The men are among nine-ser-
vicemen who took it all off for this month's special "Men of the
Military" section of Playgirl magazine. Sgt. Robert Jordan, an
active member of the Marine Corps Reserve, was told he was
being discharged for "substandard personal behavior on your
part which has reflected discredit on the Marine Corps ... by
performing both in uniform and nude. . . in the nationally syn-
dicated Playgirl magazine." Jordan, who claims he wants to
return to the military, said he believes Petty Officer 3d Class
Billy Jack Tibbett, who received a verbal reprimand, said he
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