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McRonald's: Who's minding the store?
OFTEN DURING THE Tower possible to forget."
report, President Reagan was "I'll tell you this. Whatever I
characterized as having employed a JOH N was doing on August 8 sure didn't
"laid-back"'or"relaxed" managerial help Jiffy Burger any. Ronnie,
style. These are of course eu - LOGI E that's just passing the buck. When
phemisms for the complete absence r ' I gave you the job, I gave you a
of any managerial style, which can little sign, and what did it say?"
be clearly demonstrated by a simple "It said, 'The buck stops here.' "
exercise. Imagine that Ronald "Well, um, sir, you know I "I haven't seen that sign since!
Reagan had been managing a wouldn't do a thing like that. The Where is it?"
McDonald's rather than our secret sauce is of vital importance "It's in storage, sir."
country. Right now, he'd be facing to the franchise. And like I told the "In storage? Why isn't it
a steamed district manager. auditors, I didn't know that those prominently displayed?"
"Ronnie, listen, I called you in guys were trading the salt mixture."' "Because I wanted the franchise
here because you just aren't doing "Waittaminnit, there Ron, you to have a slightly different phil -
W the job. When I hired you, you told didn't know?" osophy. I wanted to hire a team that
me that you could get the franchise "Well, um... I don't think so. I I would quarterback. I'd call the
back on track, that we'd start checked my log book, and, well, to plays, throw the football, and my
making money. We're losing more tell the truth, I just don't remember men would block for me and catch
INTERVIEW and more money every year! whether I told them to do it or not." my passes. Running this place is a
Ronnie, you said that you were "And yet you sent an auto - big job."
P going to be tough on our com - graphed copy of Ray Kroc's auto - "Well, Ron, it looks like you
P e g o u Tpetitors, you criticized your biography to the current assistant hired the Indianapolis Colts. I'd be
predecessor for being weak. And manager of Jiffy Burger." a bit more sympathetic if you could
now look, you traded our special "Well, one of my employes said show me a single touchdown
salt mixture, and our shake recipe it would help us get our janitors drive!"
Women' s Studies Program seeks to Jiffy Burger to try to get a hand - back." "Well..."
ba ne a - e r u ful of hostage janitors back. Hell, "But you just don't remember "Listen to this. You call in sick
to balance mal e-oriented cirriculaJiffy Burger held over 50 of Jim's when or whether you told them to for a few days, and your boy Al acts
Peg Lourie is one in a collective of directors of the Women's Studies employes hostage, but did they get try trading the salt." like he's in charge. And he was
Program. She has been Associate Director since 1980 andfirst joined the any of our weapons? What's next, "Well, ummm... do you fourth in line to become manager!
Program. Shen has ben soiatenDirectorsince 1978. and fi roinedc Ronnie? Are you going to turn over remember what you were doing on That geek James with the glasses
program when it was begun in 1973. It is an interdisciplinary academic the secret sauce?" August 8, 1985? I think it's See LOGIE, Page 9
unit within LSA, offering an undergraduate concentration, and a graduate
certificate. Lourie spoke to Daily staffer Kelly Giannotta about the
program and its effects on the University.
Daily: How did you become interested in the women's studies program? OFF THE WALL PRINT FROM THE PAST
Lourie: Well, I taught women's studies - sort of developed one of the
first courses in the English Department in the early '70s at the
University. So I became interested as a result of the women's movement. Graffiti overcomes all obstacles!
D: What does one do with a Women's Studies degree? -Graduate Library
L: Actually a lot of our majors are double majors, so women's studies is
only one of the things they might pursue. They do a lot of the same This is a midterm. It is only a
things that other people with liberal arts degrees do... often they go to midterm. If this were real life (and s
professional schools. A lot of them go into social work. Law seems to not school), you would be required
be a favorite. A few of them go into business schools. And some of to do well on this midterm toI
them who don't go on to professional schools go on to do political ensure job security. In case of '
work, often involving organizing around women's issues. failing grade, do not panic. i S W
D: Are there many other universities similar programs? Remember, this is o n ly a
L: Yes, especially undergraduate programs. Virtually every major midterm...v
university now has one... and lots of them are starting graduate -Angell Hall
D: You mention a few of the goals of the women's studies program - Can an existentialist sing the
to effect social and political change, to balance the male-oriented liberal blues?
arts curricula and critically examine gender ideologies, and to encourage -East Quad
other academic units to incorporate significant content on women in their
courses. With regard to this last one, what changes have you seen during You never get a second chance to
your time at the University in reaching this goal? make a good first impression.
L: That's actually a slow one since the University's a big place and it -Graduate Library DAILY FILE PHOTO
takes us a long time to affect other departments. But there are lots more November 19, 1971: Activists pose before leaving for an abortion rights
women's studies courses now than in the early '70s. Then, I think there Ronald =6 ray in the nation's capital.
were maybe two. And now there are fifteen or twenty a term. A lot of Wilson = 6 THE BEAST
those are actually generated by departments and not just by us. Reagan = 6
D: For example, within the history department, do the courses still hold -Modern Languages BuildingTHYA
a masculine bias?
L: There is somebody now who teaches American women's history LIFE'S A FERN BAR, MAN, PER -
who's a new appointment this year. But it's hard in other courses... I MY SHOES!ygIr ,gAgOs "i
kno peopleESdon'tyalwaysgincluderenoughtcontentlone women.s inaa "prbme
know people don't always include enough content on women. -Graduate Library 1967: President Lyndon Johnson' draft pool with 19-year-olds for one
D: So a solution would be a course within your program? announced plans for the start of a year, after which their age would
L: Yes, the cross-listed courses are the women's studies courses, God is love lottery-type military draft and an determine their draft status. Other
although the other thing is that we do have a library. We have lots of Love is blind end to most deferments for graduate deferments, including those for
bibliographies and syllabi not only from our courses but from courses Ray Charles is blind students as part of a "general' fathers and men with essential
around the country. So any faculty member who is interested in including Therefore, Ray Charles is God overhaul" of the selective service. occupations, were also slated for
content on women could certainly, and would be welcome to, call us up -A, es HGo Tha e selective srde occupation.
and find out what kind of things they could include. Angell Hall The new system placed grad- termination.

Will Kim Wilde finally get her deserved recc

Kim Wilde
Another Step (MCA Records)
The U.S. has heard little from
Kim Wilde since late 1982, when
her angry, driving anthem "Kids In
America" found its way into the
Top 40. Coming on like a more
fashionable and articulate Joan Jett,
Wilde won a few months of play on
the then-fledgling MTV, got a
couple of her songs on the
sountracks of movies like Reckless
and Wierd Science - and then
seemed to vanish.
"There's a new wave coming, I
warn you," she proclaimed in her
hit, but for her, the tide was at low
ebb: EMI-America, her domestic
label, never got around to releasing
her hard synth-rock second album,
Select (which was a major hit
throughout Europe) and they passed
on issuing her third effort, Catch
As Catch Can, in the States as
Wilde's move to MCA Records
for Teases and Dares seemed
auspicious, as MCA did issue the
album in the U.S. But they did so
with as little promotion as possible
and, despite some favorable notices,
neither the LP nor the singles ("The
Second Time (Go For It)" and the
fabulous "The Touch") did any
serious damage to the charts.
Now MCA is handling Another
Step in a similar fashion: It's been
available as a import for months,
but is only now being released
domestically. Why the hesitation?
Perhaps the company is afraid to
push a woman with talent and class
at a time when artists like
Samantha Fox and Stacy Q are
competing to see who can fake the
best orgasms to a beat.
At any rate, Another Step is
certainly no embarassment, as
Wilde continues in the aggressive
synth-pop mode she's been
developing since Select. While she
doesn't break much new ground,
she delivers a catchy collection of
stylish dance rock, with a few
pleasing ballads thrown in for
variety. She, brother Ricki and
father Marty also maintain their
consistency as first-rate pop
songwriters, while Ricki's
production give the tunes a clean
In the Wildes' hands, the
Supremes' "You Keep Me Hangin'
On" becomes a propulsive pro-
duction number; Kim's a great
shouter and she gets a chance to
prove it here. R&B star Junior
joins her in the engaging title track,
while the provocatively titled "Hit
Him" ("in the heart, that's where
it's gonna hurt") is wise advice to a
weak-willed friend being pushed.

around by a carousing lover.
The softer moments find Wilde
in fine form as well. "She Hasn't
Got Time For You" tells the story
of a deteriorating affair from the
perspective of the woman outside,
the one who knew from the start it
would never work out. Wilde's
moving reading and the sinuous
melody are a potent combination
and the result is a seductive,
compelling piece. A Spanish guitar
line gives "Missing" a haunting
ambiance that befits the portrait of
a political rufugee on the run.
Get on the ball, MCA. Another
Step is a solid LP and Kim Wilde
has been out of the spotlight far too
long. Besides, when she bursts into
something as infectious as the
Caribbean-tinged "Schoolgirl" or
lends a resonant vocal to a night-
before/morning-after lament like
"How Do You Want My Love" she
leaves the Whitney Houstons and

Cyndi Laupers
her dust.

of the world eating
-James Sanford

themes. He changes tempos and
emphasizes different instruments for
mood. In "Oly," the horn sound
comes to the front, while the drum
beat in "Fugawe" hints of African
music with an ominous tone.
There are a few exceptions. The


Sanford Ponder
Tigers are Brave (Private Music)
Synthesizers seem to be the
musical movement of the '80s, but
I'm beginning to wonder just how
much more can be done with them.
Sanford Ponder's recent release is an
example of the dullness of the
cutting edge in synthesizer music.
Ponder's music leans more
toward a light jazz and even
orchestral sound. There seem to be
two general (and greatly repeated)
themes to the music on this album:
the circus/pipe organ effects of "B-
Girls" and "Pygmies," as well as
the "lay-back-and-relax" sound of
"Evening Song" and "Wyoming I
and II."
Ponder does play a bit with these

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