The Michigan Daily - Thursday, February 7, 1985 - Page 3
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - "A Passage to
*India," a brooding spectacle of the last years of Brit-
ish rule in India, and "Amadeus," a fanciful account
'of the rivalry between composers Salieri and Mozart,
captured 11 nominations apiece yesterday to lead the
race for the 57th Academy Awards.
Other nominees for best picture were "The Killing
;Fields," a true story of war-torn Cambodia, and
*"Places in the Heart," about a Depression-era
widow's struggle to keep her land - both of which
took seven nominations - and "A Soldier's Story," a
murder mystery set among black World War II
'soldiers, which won three.
BUT THIS year's Oscar nominations proved once
again that money isn't everything, as the three box-
office smashes of 1984, 'Ghostbusters," "Indiana
Jones and the Temple of Doom," and "Beverly Hills
iCop," gathered only five nominations among them,
Three Oscar-winning stars who sacrificed glamor
:to portray American farm women were nominated as
best actress: Sally Field, "Places in the Heart";
Jessica Lange, "Country"; and Sissy Spacek, "The
River." Joining them were Judy Davis as the
Englishwoman who thinks she was assaulted by an
Indian in a cave in "A Passage to India," based on a
novel by E. M. Forster, and Vanessa Redgrave as a
militant feminist in "The Bostonians," adapted from
a novel by Henry James.
Best actor nominees included both "Amadeus"
stars - F. Murray Abraham as Salieri and Tom
Hulce as Mozart. Jeff Bridges was a surprise choice
as the kindly visitor from space in "Starman," which
attracted little notice amid the flurry of year-end
ALSO NOMINATED were Albert Finney as a
drunken diplomat in "Under the Volcano" and Sam
Waterston as an American journalist in "The Killing
The late Ralph Richardson's final role, as Tarzan's
aging grandfather in "Greystoke: The Legend of
Tarzan, Lord of the Apes," was nominated for sup-
porting actor. The others: Adolph Caesar, "A
Soldier's Story"; John Malkovich, "Places in the
Heart"; Noriyuki "Pat" Morita, "The Karate Kid";
Haing Ngor, "The Killing Fields." Only one actor has
received a posthumous Oscar - Peter Finch for
"Network" in 1976.
Geraldine Page was given her seventh nomination,
this time for supporting actress in "The Pope of
Greenwich Village." She has yet to win the Oscar.
Others in the race: Peggy Ashcroft, "A Passage to
India"; Glenn Close, "The Natural"; Lindsay
Crouse, "Places in the Heart"; and Christine Lahti,
Woody Allen was an unexpected nominee for his
direction of "Broadway Danny Rose," pre-empting
the position that had been expected for Norman
Jewison "A Soldier's Story." The other directors
named: Robert Benton, "Places in the Heart"; Milos
Forman, "Amadeus"; Roland Joffe, "The Killing
Fields"; and David Lean, "A Passage to India."
PENTAGON SPENDS $16 BILLION ON RETIREES:
Reformers criticize military pension system
WASHINGTON (AP) - The military
;pension system, which provides a
minimum of half pay for hundreds of
thousands of people who retire as early
as their late 30s, has been the target
before of reformers inside and outside
the Pentagon, but has resisted attempts
to change it.
Budget Director David Stockman is
the latest critic, castigating the system
as "a scandal... an outrage."
HE TOLD Congress on Tuesday that
"institutional forces in the military are
more concerned about protecting their
retirement benefits than they are about
protecting the security of the American
The counterattack on Capitol Hill was
quick, but even some of Stockman's
strongest opponents conceded the pen-
sion system needs reform.
"I do think we need to take a look at
the pension system," said Sen. Sam
Nunn (D-Ga.), at a Senate Armed Ser-
vices Committee hearing. Nunn, one of
the most widely respected defense ex-
perts in Congress, then blasted Stock-
THE MILITARY retirement system
began after the Civil War, conceived as
a method of luring Union veterans out
of the service. Over the years, it was
also considered to be a prime lure for
recruits, offsetting the relatively low
pay and postings to far-flung locations
that were the lot of military men.
But with millions of men pouring into,
the service in World War II and the
Korean War, the system expanded.
In 1960, there were only about 300,000
retirees. But now, that total has
ballooned to 1.4 million people drawing
A MILITARY person is eligible to
draw half his base pay after 20 years in
the service, rising to a maximum of
three-quarters of base pay after 30
years service. There is no pension for
less than 20 years.
But he can also draw the pension in
addition to any salary he earns in a new
The Pentagon currently is spending
$16 billion for pensions, a figure that
will rise to $17.8 billion next year and an
estimated $44 billion by the year 2000.
Currently, the total accounts for 5.7
percent of the defense budget.
The average retired officer is 42
years old and draws a pension of $7,500
a year while the average enlisted man
gets $9,600 a year, according to the
Retired Officers Association, a private
The latest Pentagon study said 20-
year retirees should be limited to 35
percent of base pay instead of 50 per-
The School of Music presents Timothy McGovern, bassoonist, tonight at 8
at Recital Hall, in the School of Music Building.
AAFC-Ann Arbor eight millimeter film festival continues, 7 p.m., 9 p.m.,
Aud. A, Angell.
MTF-Psycho II, 7 p.m., 9:15 p.m., Michigan Theater.
CG-To the Ends of the Earth, 7 p.m., Susan Lennox-Her Fall and Rise, 9
p.m., Natural Science Bldg.
Michigan Union Cultural Programs-Annette Lee, piano, 12:15 p.m., Pen-
dleton Room, Union.
Biostatistics-R.G. Cornell, "Randomized Play-the-Winner Clinical
Trials," 3:30 p.m., Room M4332, School of Public Health II.
School of Business Administration-C. Grillo, "English Comprehension in
Database Systems: An Application of Artificial Intelligence to RAMIS II,"
10 a.m., room 170, Business Administration Building.
Chemistry department-L.B. Bruner, "Silicones: The Birth and Growth
of an Industry," 4 p.m., room 1200, Chemistry Building.
Chinese Studies-D. Zweig, "Agrarian Radicalism in China from 1968 to
1978," noon, Lane Hall Commons.
English department-L. Faller, "Criminal Opportunities in the 18th Cen-
tury; or, How Stealing and Killing Can Pay Off in Literary Studies, 8 p.m.,
West Conference Room, Rackham Bldg.
English department=-A.Saddlemyer, "Yeats' Voices inrthe Theater: The
Words Upon the Window Pane," 4 p.m., East Conference Room, Rackham
Economics department-Richard Fletcher, "The Foreign Debt Problem
in Latin America," 12:30 p.m., room 340U Lorch Hall.
Extracellular Matrix Group-B. Agranoff, "Laminin and Nerve
Regeneration, noon, room 6301 Medical Science I.
History department/West European Studies-C. Ingrao, "The Hessian
Mercenary State During the Age of the American Revolution," 4:30 p.m.,
West Conference Room, Rackham Bldg.
Japanese Studies-Michiyo Yamamoto, "Japanese Education and the
Role of Mothers," noon, Lane Hall Commons.
Rackham Graduate School/Pharmacy school-C. Vlahos, "Biological Ac-
tive Cyclic Analogues of Somatostatin," 4 p.m., room 3554, C.C. Little
Near East and North African Studies-Elizabeth Sanasarian, "Problems
and Prospects for Islamic Feminism: A Case Study of Iran, 4 p.m., 4th floor,
Psychology department/Physiology department-M. Alpern, "Electrical
Responses to Local Stimulation of the Human Retina," 12:15 p.m., Room
2055, Mental Health Research Institute.
Museum of Zoology/Biological Sciences-R. Alexander, "Deceit and Self-
Deception," 7 p.m., Aud. D, Angell Hall.
Student Pugwash-J. David Singer, "Peace through Disarmament," 7
p.m., Pond Room, Union.
Computing Center-Deb Masten, "How to Buy a Microcomputer," 10
a.m., room 3113, School of Education Building.
Computing Center-Forrest Hartman, "Introduction to the MTS File
Editor, Part IV," 3:30 p.m., room 165 Business Administration Building.
College of Engineering-Mark Raibert, "Machines that Walk: Balance in
Legged Robots," 3:30 p.m., 165 Chrysler Center.
English Language and Literature-Joel Weinsheimer, "Gadamer's
Metaphorical Hermeneutics," 4 p.m., 443 Mason Hall.
Museum of Anthropology-John Eadie, "Artifacts of Annexation: The
Roman Frontier in Arabisax," noon, 2009 Museums Building.
Statistics department-Donald Fraser, "On Principles and Techniques
with Conditioning," 4 p.m., 451 Mason Hall.
U-M Center for Research and Development-Richard Fletcher, noon,
Office of Human Resourse Development-D. Nystrom, "Visitor
Relations," 8:30 a.m., Room 130B, LSA Bldg.
Center for Eating Disorders-Support group, 7 p.m., Green Room, First
Methodist Church, State and Washtenaw.
Psychiatry-Anxiety Disorders Support Group, 7:30 p.m., 3rd floor Con-
ference Room, Children's Psych. Hospital.
Medical Center Bible Study-12:30 p.m., Chapel, 8th floor Main Hospital.
AGAPE Christian Fellowship-Bible study, 6:30 p.m., S. Quad Minority
Intervaristy Christian Fellowship-7 p.m., Michigan League.
Graduate Employees Organization-5 p.m., W. Conference Room,
Campus Crusade for Christ-7 p.m., 150Hutchins Hall, Law Quad.
Microcomputer Education Center-"How to Buy a Microcomputer," 10
a.m., "Orientation to Macintosh," 10 a.m., "Introduction to Macintosh," 3
p.m., Room 3113, School of Education Building.
Scottish Country Dancers-Beginners, 7 p.m., intermeds, 8 p.m., Forest
Hills Community Center, 2351 Shadowood Road.
Michigan League-International night, Belguim and Netherlands, 5 p.m.,
a cDaily Photo by KATE O'LEARY
Richard Rideout braves the cold to clean the windows of Harper's Barber-
shop on W. Liberty. Rideout has maintained the stores and offices of the Cur-
tis Building for the past 30 years - "longer than you've been alive!"
Minority report should be public, MSA says
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of information available."
He said it is important that the report
be released publicly, because to im-
prove black enrollment, "you need as
much input as possible."
PAGE AGREED, and said, "It is im-
portant on a document like this, studen-
ts are directly involved. They have the
right to know what's going on."
Holman said that under the law, if the
request for the report is denied, the
University's executive officers "must
show that withholding the document is
in the public interest of encouraging
frank communication between officials
and employees of the public body."
Holman, a legal counselor with the
Legislative Service Bureau in Lansing,
said he does not believe this argument
would be valid, because the report is a
"subject of intense interest to MSA, the
Daily, and black people throughout
"Surely any recommendation the
University is making... would clearly
be a matter of intense public interest,"
Roderick Linzie, the black student
researcher for MSA, said that if the
report is not released within two weeks,
"MSA will call for some kind of public
forum to discuss what we know about
"I hope the administration will be
cooperative, and will comply with our
wishes," he added. He did not wish to
speculate on what MSA will do if the
request is denied.
MSA members debat
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discussion Tuesday night, said last
night that it "was one of the best-run
meetings of the year" and that MSA
followed its rules of order "to a 'T'."
Muenchow abstained from the vote,
explaining that he was "there to run the
discussion, and not influence the com-
LAST TUESDAY, MSA treasurer Bill
Mellin asked how McDuffie could ac-
count for spending "$364 for two luxury
automobiles, when the event was sup-
posed to benefit world hunger and con-
sidering the budget troubles with the
McDuffie responded by saying that
he had made an oral commitment with
Russel Means, a top spokesman for
American Indians, about the car and
asked if he should have "slapped Means MSA REALIZED a week before the
in the face, and sent some white person event that it would put them in financial
when I promised to send an American difficulties, but decided not to cancel
, the event.
Indian driver ... Roderick Linzie, MSA minority
Mellin said that MSA could lose recruitment researcher, said he
$6,000-$8,000 for the event. He added recommended the event not be can-
that the initial MSA commitment was celled "because of its importance to
for a $1,000 or less.
The International Cultures Weekend students, faculty and, the minority
was a forum in which different ethnic community."
speakers were brought to the Univer- Kaplan added that "cancelling on
sity to discuss problems facing these people would be bad for the image
minority groups. The proceeds were of the University."
supposed to benefit world hunger, ac- McDuffie says he doesn't wanthis job
cording to Mellin. back and will not appeal the decisioi.
Students seek sunmer jobs
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three interviews with a company like
IBM," said Jody Bhagat, an
Despite the large turnout of students
and recruiters, many companies were
unable to send representatives to the
fair, according to Ginger Davidson, who
works at Career Planning and
Those firms, which are listed at the
placement office, will mail em-
ployment information to students,
Students who didn't make it to the
fair shouldn't feel like they missed their
only opportunity, Richter said. Career
Planning and Placement offers other
ways to obtain summer employment,
"Any type of job-hunting is hard,"
Richter said. "But an investment in a
summer job could be an investment in
your future career."
The fair was jointly sponsored by the
School of Public Health, the School of
Natural Resources, the Graduate
School of Business Administration, the
engineering placement office, the
MichiganStudent Assembly, and
Career Planning and Placement.
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An unidentified man struck a 19-year-
old University woman several times
when he stole her purse Tuesday
evening, said Sgt. John King of the Ann
Arbor Police Department. The woman
was walking north on State Street when
the suspect attacked her. He fled.
through Nickels Arcade, escaping with
A University truck, driven by 26-
year-old Richard Franklin of 849 Wick-
field Court, collided with an
automobile, driven by 47-year-old
Priscilla Carlson of 414 Huntington
Place, early Tuesday morning on Ged-
des Avenue at the entrance of Gallup
Park. Carlson and her daughter, 14,
were taken to St. Joe's hospital and
released. - Thomas Hrach
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