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The Michigan Daily -Thursday, November 15,1990 - Page 3

by Stefanie Vines
Daily Research Reporter
A forum concerning U.S. energy
olicies featured speakers focusing
n the energy problems forecasted
for the 90s last night at East Quad.
"It seemed like we needed a forum
about nuclear power and other possi-
ble energy sources. By talking about
energy efficiency and renewable re-
sPurces I think we can make our en-
Ogy consumption more sustain-
able," said Steve Winkelman, a Res-
idential College senior who coordi-
guted the forum.
Susan Wright, head of the Resi-
dpntial College science program,
agreed with Winkelman about the
purpose of the forum.
"This forum is part of a continual
emphasis about ways in which sci-
epce and technology can be managed
and directed for social purposes and
choices we make about scientific is-
sues. The main issue is how we can
est manage our energy resources
and at the same time ensure a sus-
tainable amount of energy," said
Three speakers focused upon dif-
ferent aspects of the energy issues
for the 90s.
Marc Ross, professor of physics,
addressed the issue of energy effi-
"We have a major opportunity to
reduce energy extraction and process-
ing by using energy more effi-
ciently. The benefits include less of
an environmental impact, lower cap-
ital cost, and reduced use of natural
resources," said Ross.
Ross continued by focusing upon
tfie crisis in the Persian Gulf.
"In terms of the Middle East cri-
sis, I think one of the reasons we are
there is cheap oil. We are running
out of oil sources in the United
States and it is becoming increas-
tngly more difficult to find other en-



rally against

A ID S Qu it
LSA senior Amy Clark examines one panel of the AIDS quilt hanging in the Union Art Lounge. The quilt
commemorates the victims of the AIDS epidemic.

by Sarah Schweitzer
Daily Administration Reporter
Organizers of today's "No Guns,
No Cops, No Code" rally are hoping
the rally could be the spark to light a
powder-keg in the student movement
opposing deputization and a non-aca-
demic student conduct code.
For weeks, the Michigan Stu-
dent Assembly's (MSA) Student
Rights' Commission (SRC) has
been gearing up for the rally with a
lavish campaign. The group sold ap-
proximately 300 T-shirts announc-
ing the date and time of the rally and
barely a building or sidewalk on
campus has been left free of chalked
messages advertising the rally.
With this massive advertising
campaign, SRC leaders are expecting
a turnout of more than 300 people at
the 1 p.m. rally and 4 p.m. public
question-and-answer session which
follows the University Board of Re-
gents' monthly meeting.
Rally organizers hope today's
events prove to be similar to the
protest at the September regents'
meeting. At that meeting, approxi-
mately 200 students crammed into
the Anderson Room of the Union for
the public comments time, disrupt-
ing the session with boisterous ver-
bal attacks on regents concerning
Regents, however, say they were
unimpressed by the September
protest of deputization and will
probably be unmoved by today's.
"It won't have any effect on my

decision making process," said Re-
gent James Waters (D-Muskegon).
"Mere chanting slogans doesn't
make a point," said Regent Phil
Power (D-Ann Arbor).
Administration officials concur
with regents that students' chanting
and protests will do little to change
their minds on the issue of deputiza-
Executive Director of University
Relations Walter Harrison said, "I
pay more attention to the clarity of
the argument than I do to how loud
it is being shouted."
The deputization issue, along
with the question of a code for stu-
dent non-academic conduct, is seen
by some student activists as one
more link in a long chain of mea-
sures put forth by the University to
curtail student autonomy.
"The goals of the rally are to ad-
dress the issues of deputization,
democracy, repression and to advo-
cate that students learn about the
University's actions," SRC Chair
Corey Dolgon said.
But some students are pessimistic
about what the rally today will
LSA sophomore Joe Sciarrotta, i
member of the Conservative Coali-
tion who is running for LSA student.
government president, said;
"Student leaders with guitars and"
throwing insults at regents is not ef
fective ... The administration is no(
usurping our rights, we need to sit
down and talk with them in a ratio-
nal tone."

ergy sources. Efficiency is part of a
long-term answer," added Ross.
Bob Williams, a physicist at
Princeton, focused upon other
sources of energy that are less costly
than oil.
"Wind power is one type of
source that can be converted into
electricity at high efficiency levels at
a lower economic cost. Bioenergy is
also a widely available resource often
cheaper then imported oil. It offers
favorable economic opportunities" in
a more practical form, said
Mary Sinclair, a University doc-
toral candidate in Natural Resources
and an environmental activist, urged
more citizen action.
"The most important action you
can take is to organize- a group of
citizens to show politicians your
concern about an issue. Do some-
thing this week to help, do some-
thing now," said Sinclair.

Ed. school testing
new techniques
Teachers seek to help those with
learning difficulties enjoy reading




What's happening in Ann Arbor today

Lesbian & Gay Men's Rights Organ-
izing Committee, weekly meeting.
Union, Rm. 3100, 7:15-8:30.
Michigan Video Yearbook,
weekly meeting. Union, 4th floor,
6 30.
Amnesty International, weekly
meeting of local chapter. B116
MLB, 7:00.
alestine Solidarity Commit-
tee, weekly meeting. International
Center, 7:30.
El Club de Espanol, weekly
meeting of the Spanish Conversa-
tion Club. MLB 4th Floor Com-
mons, 2:30-4.
ACT-UP Ann Arbor, weekly
mreeting. Group not affiliated with
Revolutionary Workers League. Call
665-1797 or 662-6282 for info. 514
atherine Street, 7:30.
ACT-UP, weekly meeting. Union,
Iritervarsity Christian Fel-
lowship, weekly meeting. East
Quad, Rm. 126, 7:00.
Michigan Video Yearbook,
weekly meeting. Union 4th floor,
Tagar, weekly meeting. Hillel,
Campus Crusade for Christ,
weekly meeting. Dental School, Kel-
ogg Aud., 7-8:00.
"-omeless Action Committee,
weekly meeting. For info, call Jeff
or Jeri (936-3076). 219 Angell Hall,
OF of M American Chemical
Society. 1650 New Chem. Bldg.,
Students Against Driving
dIrunk. Union, Rm. 2203, 7:00.
Project Outreach informational
ass meeting. Angell Hall Audito-
rim, 6:00.
14 Focus Filmworks. Call 662-
8481 for info. Frieze Bldg., Old TV
Studio, 6:00.
R sskij Chaj, weekly Russian
conversation practice. MLB 3rd
floor conference roon, 4-5:00.
Research Club, with speaker
Prof. David Gates on "Global Warm-
ing - The Pros - and Cons!"
Rtckham Bldg., 4th floor West Con-
erence Rm., 8:00.


"Jews and Muslims: Con-
frontation or Cooperation?",
sponsored by Muslims Student As-
sociation. Hutchins Hall, Rm. 100.
"Poverty and the Destruction
of the Rainforests: Making
the Connections," Juan Aules-
tia, speaker. 2439 Mason Hall,
"4-manifold Invariants and
Mayer-Vietoris," Prof. Cliff
Taubes of Harvard, speaker. Angell
Hall, Rm. 3201, 4:00.
"The Formation of Surface
Coatings on Mineral Phases
in Mixed Organic/Metal Ion
Systems," sponsored by Chem.
Dept.; Carol Kenesey, speaker. Rm.
1640, 4:00.
"The Major Nations and the
New Asian Order," part of "East
Asia and Global Chance" conference
series; Prof. Robert Scalapino of
Berkeley, speaker. Rackham Am-
phitheater, 8:00.
"Conservation of Primates in
Brazil," slides and talk sponsored
by Rainforest Action Movement;
Cary Anne Cadman, speaker. Call
662-0232 for info. School of Natu-
ral Resources, Rm. 1520, 7:00.
"Social Reality of Puerto Ri-
cans in the U.S.: Past, Pre-
sent and Future," symposium
sponsored by Puerto Rican Associa-
tion as part of 8th Annual Michi-
gan-Puerto Rican Week. Michigan
League, Rm. D, 7:30.
Safewalk functions 8-1:30 am
Sun.-Thurs., 8-11:30 Fri.-Sat. Call
936-1000 or stop by 102 UGLi.
Northwalk functions 8-1:30 am
Sun.-Thurs., 8-12:00 Fri.-Sat. Call
763-WALK or stop by 2333
ECB Peer Writing Tutors
available to help with your papers
Sunday-Wednesday, Angell/Haven
Computing Center, 7-11:00.
Great American Smokeout, co-
sponsored by University Students
AgainstCancer. Diag and Union
basement, 10-4:00.
"Regent Baker, Resign Now!"
ACT-UP Rally. Union, noon.

by Jennifer Hiri
Daily Staff Writer
In an attempt to help children
with learning difficulties improve
their reading comprehension and
composition, the School of Educa-
tion is testing new teaching tech-
niques that may make literary expe-
riences more enjoyable and meaning-
Education Prof. Anne Marie Pal-
incsar and doctoral students are work-
ing with Ann Arbor-area elementary
school teachers to find new ways of
teaching handicapped children to ap-
preciate and experience reading and
writing. The research program is
funded by the Office of Special Edu-
cation Programs - a federal agency.
"We're trying to use activities
that provide reading and writing in-
struction in a coherent, integrated,
and meaningful way," Palincsar said.
The researchers are questioning
whether such traditional practices as
copying to teach writing are the
most effective ways of improving
"If children haven't mastereda
word-attack skills, we're not going
to say, 'well you can't read interest-
ing books yet,' or 'you can't talk
about text,' or 'write your own text.'l
Children can still engage in mean-
ingful literary experiences," Palinc-1
sar said.
For example, Palincsar and her
assistants have found that focusing
on titles and illustrations which ac-t
company text is an effective tech-r
nique which helps children improves
their comprehension. Using book se-t
ries, in which the characters anda
scenes are familiar, is also effective.f

For instance, Palincsar's children
read the series Clifford.
"Clifford is a great character, a
huge dog, and it helps make the text
very predictable to the children. So
just by looking at the pictures and
using their knowledge about Clif-
ford, they're not so dependent on just
using the letters and the words to tell
them the story," Palincsar said.
To improve writing skills, Palin-
csar's teachers encourage children to
use a technique called "invented
spellings." Children are encouraged
to write as many letters of the word
they know and leave a space where
they think a letter ought to be.
Palinesar wants to give children
reasons "to want to write," allowing
the children to generate their own
topics. At Holmes Elementary
School, the children wrote a guide to
their school for new students. Pal-
incsar found that if the children took
an interest in the topic, they were
more motivated to write.
The researchers have found the
teachers are beneficial in the ad-
vancement of their research.
"Teachers have this wisdom of
practice, and we want to learn how
to incorporate their ideas and their
perspectives along with what re-
search suggests is good instructional
practice," Palincsar said.
At the end of the four years allot-
ted for this research, Palincsar and
her assistants will publish their re-
sults and findings in journals for
teachers and researchers. They will
also prepare prototypical curricula
for special educators.

ZURICH, Switzerland (AP) -
An Alitalia DC-9 jetliner crashed
last night, killing all 40 passengers
and six crew aboard, police said.
Witnesses reported what appeared
to be fire and explosions before the
plane hit, Zurich police told a news
Flight AZ404 of the Italian air-
line, coming from Milan, crashed
about 8:20 p.m. (2:20 p.m. EST)
five miles north of Kloten interna-

tional airport outside Zurich, near
the village of Weiach, airport
spokesperson Peter Gutknecht said.
Only a few on board were
Italians, an Alitalia spokesperson
said. Italian reports said most of the
other passengers were apparently
Swiss and Japanese.
Italy's state-run RAI televisiont
said it appeared unlikely the disastef
was weather-related but added that
first reports appear to discount th
possibility of a terrorist act.

Plane crashes near Zurich;
40 passengers, six crew dead;

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