Libraries clean out
'bugs' in GEAC
libraries. Extending the automated
By MICHAEL BEAUDOIN system that previously linked the
After a traumatic first year on the Graduate and Undergraduate libraries
job, the computerized circulation was considered economically un-
system linking five University libraries feasible.
is functioning properly, library officials GEAC, which was installed last
said. summer, now links five libraries, the
"Bugs" in the GEAC system's Graduate, Undergraduate, Natural
programming prevented notifications Science, Engineering and Medical
from being sent to students who owed libraries. Four more libraries will be
books and fines during the fall connected by the fall of 1985.
semester. But those problems have The original plan for the com-
been solved and the system is fun- puterized circulation system included
ctioning as it should, said head of public terminals which would provide
library systems David McDonald. library users with updated information
"THERE SHOULD be no problems on materials. Due to a shortage of ter-
this fall," added Jim Cruse, head of cir- minals, they probably won't be
culation for the Graduate Library. available this fall, said Jane Flener,
The computerized system was pur- associate director for the library A University librar
chased to connect all of the University's system's public services. officials say is now
A 21-year-old man was robbed early
Monday minutes after withdrawing an
undisclosed amount of cash from a
banking machine on the corner of S.
University and E. University. i
Ann Arbor police said the assailant
struck the victim in the face, grabbed
the money and fled on foot.
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role of Max Mercy, a famous sports . L .
Oscar nominees Glenn Close (The
World According to Garp, The Big .T kd
Chill) and Richard Farnsworth (Comes
A Horseman, The Grey Fox), are also g Capb.
in the cast. These wonderful actors do a
nothing but occasionally grace the
screen. Close, in particular, doesn't do
anything but wimper in her role as Iris.
The Natural's two strong points lie in
its cinematography and music. Caleb
Deschanel (The Black Stallion) does a
wonderful job shooting this film in
glowing, gentle tones. It almost seems
necessary, however, because of Red-
ford's age. Unlike his older counterpart
Paul Newman, Redford definitely looks aib
his age in The Natural. He looks all of F B
his 48 years.
Randy Newman, who won'an Oscar Orde
nomination for his work on Ragtime, no be"
does a fantastic job with the music in T
The Natural. It's peaceful and
beguiling, which perfectly fits the cir-
ca-1940 mood of the picture.
There is still no excuse for the I e h s , d.
maudlin pretentiousness of The .n. dr d p y
Natural. The caliber of actors and ac- s P
tresses in The Natural are rare in d s
movies these days; to waste them as
sinfully as Levinson does is inex-
cusable. It's also unnatural.
it books on the GEAC system which