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The Michigan Daily - Friday, September 13, 1996 - 9

Powney pleads no contest to
drug and weapons charges

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) - Robert Downey Jr. pleaded no
contest Wednesday to drug and weapons charges and was
ordered to remain in a live-in drug treatment program until
sentencing.
Downey, 31, could get up to three years in prison at his
Nov. 6 sentencing for felony cocaine possession and misde-
meanors of driving under the influence, possession of a
weapon and being under the influence of a drug. Under the
plea, a felony heroin possession charge was dropped.
Following the plea hearing, the Oscar-nominated actor
kissed his estranged wife, Deborah Falconer, and appeared
relieved. Asked by reporters how his drug treatment was
going, he replied, "Real good. It's working."
Prosecutors said they will probably seek some jail time for
Downey, who was arrested in June by deputies who said they
found crack cocaine, heroin and a .357 Magnum revolver in
his truck during a Malibu traffic stop.
Hours before he was to be arraigned on those charges,
sheriff's deputies arrested him again on charges of breaking
into a neighbor's home, where he was found sleeping in a
child's bed. Those charges are pending.
Downey received an Oscar nomination for the 1992 film
"Chaplin.' Some of his other films include "Less Than
Zero," "Restoration" and "Natural Born Killers."

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Robert Downey Jr. is trying to make a clean break.

Be careful ... the contest continues

RECORDS
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orno For Pyros
Good God's Urge
Narner Bros.
Let's just get one thing straight: Perry
Farrell is a rock star. Sure, some of his
-ical endeavors (Jane's Addiction)
a little higher than others (Psi
Com), but the man could bang on a cof-
fee can with a fork for 30 minutes, and
fans would probably still run out and
buy the album. Fortunately, Porno for
Pyros' sophomore effort "Good God's
Urge" turned out to be an atmospheric
head trip - worthy of praise even in the
face of front-man Farrell's incredible
backlog of music.
'rummer Stephen Perkins' turbo
percussion makes the album's first sin-
gle "Tahitian Moon," sound like a
throwback to PFP's more urgent debut
"Porno for Pyros." But the majority of
"Good God's Urge" is cathartic and
heady - floating along on samples and
electronic touches that rule out any
"urge" to mosh.
"Kimberly Austin" and "100 Ways"
(" thought about you and me a hundred
s / If I had my way when I woke up
.'I would kiss you before you opened
your eyes") highlight Farrell's ability to
pen love songs that never quite fall into
tlie cheese-ballad realm. And as an
added bonus to Perkins and guitarist
Peter DiStefano, the album also fea-
tures guest artists like Mike Watt and
Dave Navarro. (Hey, someone call Eric
every and we'll have a Jane's Addiction
beunion!)
verall, the album is relaxed, simple.
yen songs that deal with confusion
and suffering ("Thick of it All") are lay-
ered with flute noises and "space gui-
tars" and come off sounding spiritual.
Could Farrell be coming to peace with
the angst that fueled some of his earlier
work?
Good God!
- Kari Jones
Boredoms
*per Roots 6
Reprise
That's odd. The Boredoms are sup-

posed to be a Japanoise band, playing
noisy rock music with lots of screaming
vocals. This album is fairly quiet and
might almost be described as ambient.
Yeah, the Boredoms are back chal-
lenging their listeners again. But where
most of their releases have been chal-
lenging to the person who is making
first contact with them, this album will
likely challenge old fans more than new
(although the odd song titling, naming
all the songs numbers from "0" to "15,"
probably won't be helping the newbies
any).
"6" is a rambling piece of music with
slowly added and removed sounds, con-
structed in a way to sound like some
sort of score for a student film where
the music has had a lot more effort put
into it than the lighting.This could more
or less describe the whole album, but it
is especially true of this song.
"2," on the other hand, has the speed
and almost has the muscle to compare

to Chrome. Widely rendered riffs and a
highly synthesized but evenly distorted
sound make it a track that is almost but
not quite ready to enter the world of
alternative radio.
What it sounds like is that the
Boredoms are trying to tap into the
sound that will appeal to a lot of earth-
tone-stripe-wearing, baggy-jeaned,
buzz-cut-but-mutton-chopped rail-thin
youth who like the rhythm thing but are
sick of all the crappy funk that's around.
There's still some difficult-to-classify
noise on the album, but it really is a
major sound change. The general lack
of vocals is disappointing, but the
music is good enough to more or less
make you forget it. "Super Roots 6"
isn't as adventurous from a mainstream
point of view as the rest of the band's
output, but from a view within the
Boredoms' discography it's practically
"Sgt. Pepper's."
- Ted Watts

Because we're so nice, we're giving you one more day to stop by the Daily to win FREE STUFF. Don't forget ... "The Rich
Man's Wife," a Hollywood Pictures release, starring Haile Berry, opens today at theaters near you. In the film, Berry plays a
woman who confides in a stranger that she wishes her husband were dead. When he's murdered she becomes the No.1 sus-
pect. We could tell you more, but that's no fun. You'll Just have to see the movie to find out what happens next. So, once
again, the contest requires you to tell us a wish of YOURS that unexpectedly came true. Surely, you can think of something!
The winner will be the entrant who we judge to have the best story. First prize is a COMPLIMENTARY DINNER at Zanzibar, the
pan-tropical bistro, located on South State St. (Have you ever tried their sweet potato fries? YUMI), as well as a poster.
Runners-up will also win promotional posters for the film 'cause we've got tons of free stuff (as always)! To enter, stop by the
Daily Arts room, located on the second floor of the Student Publications Building (420 Maynard St.), and drop your response
In the ENTER TO WIN box. Employees of The Michigan Daily, The Walt Disney Company and Zanzibar are not eligible. But for
the rest of you, this is your last chance to enter - the contest ends at 5 p.m. today. So hurry.
ABC, NBC take top news Emmys

NEW YORK (AP)-ABC and NBC
took 10 prizes each to share top honors
Wednesday night at the annual news
and documentary Emmy Awards.
CBS and PBS were just behind with
seven apiece. The 17th annual awards
were presented by the National Academy
of Television Arts and Sciences.
The winners were:
General coverage of a single
breaking news story (whole program):
"48 Hours: America's Mission," CBS.
General coverage of a single
breaking news story (segment within a
program): "Dateline NBC: Intersection
(Chicago Bus Crash)," NBC; "Dateline
NBC: Hazardous Environment?" NBC;
"Dateline NBC: I Confess," NBC;
"Dateline NBC: The Explosion
(Oklahoma Bombing)," NBC.
Instant coverage of a single break-
ing news story: "Coverage of the
Oklahoma City Bombing," CNN;
"Nightline: Oklahoma City Bombing:
Moment of Crisis," ABC.
Investigative journalism (pro-
gram): "Investigative Reports: The
Plague Monkeys," A&E; "CBS
Reports: Legacy of Shame," CBS.
Investigative journalism (seg-
ment): "20/20: The Predators" ABC.
Interview (program): "Old
Masters of Wall Street (Pt. I)," PBS.
Interview (segment): "Primetime

Live: McNamara's War," ABC;
"Primetime Live: Terry's Story" ABC.
* Coverage of a continuing news
story (program): "Killer Virus," The
Learning Channel; "Frontline: High
Stakes in Cyberspace," PBS.
* Coverage of a continuing news
story (segment): "CBS News Sunday
Morning: A Tale of West Virginia," CBS.
* Historical Programming (pro-
gram): A & E Investigative Reports:
"Uncle Ho and Uncle Sam," A&E.
* Historical Programming (segment):
"National Geographic EXPLORER: War
Code: Navajo;" TBS; "Primetime Live:
Diary of aYoung Girl,"ABC; "CBS News
Sunday Morning: After the Fall" CBS
® General coverage of -a single
breaking news story in a regularly
scheduled newscast: "CBS Evening
News With Dan Rather: Coverage of
Rabin Funeral," CBS.
Instant coverage of a single break-
ing news story in a regularly scheduled
newscast: "CBS Evening News With
Bob Schieffer: Rabin Assassination
Coverage," CBS.
Coverage of a continuing news
story in a regularly scheduled newscast:
"ABC World News Tonight With Peter
Jennings: Children of Crime," ABC.
Individual Achievement, writers:
"The American Experience: The
Orphan Trains," PBS.

Individual achievement in a craft,
directors: "National Geographic:
Secrets of the Wild Panda," NBC.
Individual achievement in a craft,,.
researchers: "Dateline NBC: Class
Photo," NBC.
Individual achievement in a craft,
cinematographers: "National
Geographic: Great White Shark," NBC.
Individual achievement in a craft,
electronic camerapersons: "ABC's
World Of Discovery: Blue Whale:
Largest Animal On Earth," ABC.
Individual achievement in a craft,
sound/audio: "Rock & Roll:
Renegades," PBS.
Individual achievement in a craft,
editors: "National Geographic
Explorer: The Photographers," TBS.
Individual achievement in a craft,
lighting directors: "National
Geographic Explorer: Journey Through
The Underworld," TBS.
Individual achievement in a craft,
graphic designers: "Planet of Life:
Ancient Oceans," Discovery;
"Eyewitness: Skeleton," PBS.
Individual achievement in a craft,
title sequences: "Save Our Streets,"
Syndicated.
Individual achievement in a craft,
art directors: "Dateline NBC" NBC.
Individual achievement in a craft,
music: "A & E Biography," A&E.

Porno For Pyros wants to burn this mother down.

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