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From the
World Arena
By Dan
Hilfiker
Editor-in-Chief
Dole Takes
Nomination,
Unofficially
On Tuesday, presidential hopeful, Sen. Bob Dole of Kansasunofficially clinched the Republican nomination by taking
thej
delegates in fourstates,Ohio, Illinios, Michigan, and Wisconsin.996 delegates are needed to secure the nomination and many!television
and
Associated Press delegate counts gave the 72-yearold Kansan more than that magic number.
j*
Next Tuesday's California primary, with
165
delegates
to
be wonwill signal the death blow to Dole's opponents.With the nomination secured, Dole plans to spend the next few!weeks focusing on his Senate duties.
Perot Ready
To
Run?
Texas
billionaire
Ross
Perot gave
strong indications
that he may
be throwing his hat into the ring to do
battle
with Democrat
Bill
Clinton and Republican hopeful Bob Dole in the fall presidentialelection.
f
*
Perot said that he would "give it everything I have," if
he
werenominated by
the
members of
his
young Reform Party.The Reform Party, created
by
Perot
and
his supporters,
is
currently
on
the ballot
in
California, Montana,NorthDakota,
South
Carolina,and Utah. The
party
is currently
trying to
get
on*
the
ballot
in
manyotherstates.
In
somestates,
the deadline to
get
on
the ballot is middleto late, summer. Other states have no qualifications to get on theballot, so Perot may be entered as an independent.
Chinese Government Fears
Democracyin Taiwan
The ferocious displays of force shown by the Chinese govern-ment toward Taiwan,
a
Chinese province, are rooted in a fearthat;Democratic elections in Taiwan may
bring
feelings of democracy
to
other areas of China.
f ?
iSince
the
mid-1980's, when opposition parties grew and
martial
law was repealedfon the island, Taiwan has been an economicpowerhouse and a hotbed for democracy.
i
Many Taiwanese, because of
their
strong economy and disfavorof Chinese rule, have called for outright, independence from themainland, but
the
Chinese government
has been
threatening
the use
of force in
an
attempt to prevent
Taiwan
from breaking away.
|
China fears that if one province is allowed to separate from theirrule
and
claim independence, then the other 22 provinces may getthe same ideas. Many in China saw what happened in the formerSoviet Union and fear a repeat in their country.
Stacy
Fitzpatrick,
Emily Page, Kristin
Schmidtfrerick,
Amy Kovach, and Nicole Puttwork to build a dream for one South Carolina family during their spring break. The groupwas working along with Campus
Ministry,
j*
|
4
*
Nationally Known Speaker Comes to Hurst
By Dan Hilfiker
Editor-in-Chief
Business entrepreneur, speaker,trainer,
author,vand
^facilitator,Ivory
Dorsey
 from
 Atlanta, Ga.,will be speaking in Sullivan Hallon Wednesday,
March
27,
at
9:30a.m.
Dorseyjwill
be speaking
about
"Diversity, Competition,and Your Bottom Line." Dorseyis sponsored by the Office ofMulticultural Affairs and is partof
a
series of speakers and eventsthat the college is sponsoring incelebration of
Women's
HistoryMonth. The event is
ree
 and
opento the public.Dorsey is a multi-dimensionalnationally known speaker whobrings broad-based expertise de-rived from more that 20 years ofwork
in diverse
assignments. Herbackground includes more than
10 years
with Xerox Corporationin Houston
and
Dallas, Texas, aswell
as
Atlanta, Ga.
Her
high per-formance career includes cus-tomer education, field sales, fieldsales management, and
retail storegenera]
managementDorsey also is the President/Founder of Golden Eagle Busi-ness Services, Inc., which is anAtlanta based speaking, training,
and
consulting firm
helping
orga-
nizations and
individuals respondto the challenge of change.As an independent contractorsince 1984, Dorsey has witnessedunprecedented change in theAmerican workplace. She hasobserved profound change
in the
way that business gets done. To
sum it up
she says,
"It is no
longer
business-as
usual, it has now be-come business unusual."Her newly released book, Uni-versal Appeal: The Bottom LineBenefit of Diversity captures thestrategy that she feels is neededby organizations to mirror theworkplace with the marketplaceto maximize the effectiveness ofdoing-
business.!Her
philosophyis
"To
adapt is to survive."
"Cross
functional teamwork,collaboration, empowerment, andan aggressive approach tocompetitive threats, arebuzzwords
and
philosophies thatDorsey uses
requently,"
 said JuliaWilliams-George,
Director iof
Minority Services. Ivory encour-ages educational institutions tounderstand
and >
embrace diver-sity as a compelling reality intoday's business environment in
an attempt
to offer
a balanced and
well-rounded curriculum, therebypreparing our students
for the
newworld that awaits them."Dorsey said,
"It's time to
movefrom the promise of entitlement
to
the privilege of empowerment
Take charge
of your own destiny.Do it, win the lottery, or die "
«
Record Number of Students Knocking on Door
By Gagan
Suri >
Merdad News Editor
The admissions department of
Mercyhurst
College
has
receiveda record number of applicationsfor this time of the year,
with
atotal of
1,182.
The department
expects
to break
the all time
record
this
year
 for
he number
of appli-cations received, which is
1,645.
According to Matt Whelan, di-rector of undergraduate admis-sions and transfer services,
the
target of the admissions depart-ment is to try to consistently re-ceive an average of
2,000
appli-cations each year. They wouldalso like to enroll
410
freshmen,75 in the Foundations and 140
transfers-in
the next academicyear.
Last year's
incoming freshmanclass had
an
average high school
G.P.
A of
3.3,
approximately
1,000
on the standard test scores and aclass standing in the upper 26-
27%
of
their
class. "We will con-tinue
at that
level,
but we
wish toattract
students!with
all-rounddevelopment. We do not wish toonly enroll students with a
high
G.P
A. The admissions
team
doesa great job in getting the right
students on
this campus, but with-out the support of the excellentfaculty and the current studentbody,
this would not be
possible.The faculty and the students atthis college are the best I haveever seen," said Whelan.
,?
Explaining how the admissioncounselors
work,
and
the way theadmission decision is made,Whelan said that the counselorsrecruit with the help of alumnirecommendations, seminars- androad trips they make to
several
parts of
the
country.
Hie
recruit-ing is done
mostly
in the tri-statearea.
The recruiters begin
touringfrom the northeast part of the
country|trom
Virginia to NewHampshire, and in the west
allthe
way to Detroit
i
"It takes a
lot more
than
whatone may think into making anadmission decision, official tran-scripts, standardized test scores,letters of recommendation
 from
 *
recruiters, alumni and faculty,extra-curricular activities, highschool reputation, courses taken
in
the junior
and
senior years,
and
in some cases an interview alsohelps. Thus an admission deci-sion is not as simple as it maysound.
Our main
goal is
to
matchthe profile of the student to thecollege and judge if there is amutual benefit between the twoparties.
We do this by
spending
a
lot of
time
with the students andthe families and give them
5
themaximum input about the col-lege.*'
sa
id
Whel a
n.Addressing the issue of inter-national students at Mercyhurst,Whelan said that they are a bigasset
to the
college,
but
the barri-ers to their attending the collegeare too many, like financial aid(most foreign
students are not
eli-gible
to apply
for
any kind
of stateor federal aid), visa restrictions,language barriers, and educationaltranscript barriers.
jj&
>
Answering
the
question aboutincreasing standards of the col-lege
and grade
inflation, Whelan
said that mis issue
could be betteraddressed by the Academic
Dean.£j
However, personally he thinks
thaf
the college has a well
de-g
signed grading
curve and that
in-
creasing standards of the college
students»would
place more
de-|imand on
the faculty.
"As an a ium-$
nus of the^xollege,
I
felt chal^lenged here academically
be-^
cause of the
coursesjl
studied.One can be challenged,
if he/shewishes
to
be."
said Whelan.
 
March
21,1996
Just So
You Know
Madama
Butterfly
Performed
This Friday and Sunday you will be able to
experience
the fulleffects of
the new Mary
D'angelo Performing
Arts
Center
in a
fullystaged production of
the
very dramatic
opera
Madama
Butterfly,
Louisa Jonason, soprano,
will
be featured as Madama Butterfly,and Frank
Collura
will
concoct
the production. Also
featured will
betwo very special guests — Walter MacNeil,
who
has sung at theMetropolitan
Opera
House,
and
Peter Light foot, who
has sung
at theNew York City Opera.
>
Although the opera will be sung in Italian, sub-titles will beprojected above the
opera
stage,
which
will be
the
English transla-tion.Tickets
are
available for Friday,
March
22
at
8 p.m.,
and
Sunday,March 24 at 2:30 p.m. Ticket prices are$11.25,$9.40, $7.50, and$5.65. To
order
tickets call ext 2364.
/
"Weird Romance" Returns to Campus!
Two one
act musicals of speculative fiction
based on
the books
by
Alan Brennert and David
i
Spencer, will be presented by
the
Mercyhurst theatre department for the second week in a row
on
Friday,
March
22,
and
Saturday, March
23,
at 8 p.m.,
and Sunday at
2:30 p.m. in the Little Theatre. For reservations call 824-2401.
Films For Discussion Series Returns
The popular "Films for Discussion" series, discontinued duringthe construction
of the Mary
D'Angel
o
Performing Arts Center, willresume, at the Center, beginning on March 26. The schedule is:March 26 -
The
Secret of
Roan Irtish
directed by John Sayles.April 2 -
Burnt
by
the
Sun,
directed by Nikita
Mikha
Ikov.April .9
-
1
Am Cuba,
directed by Coppola and Scorcese.April
15
-
Persuasion,
directed by Roger Mitchell.April 23 -
The Last Good Tune,
directed by Bob Balaban.
MAI
^Receives
oyer
100,000
in Grants
|
' The Mercyhurst Archaeological Institute has received a total of$100,904 in grants for Geld work it will conduct this spring and.
summer at
one
site
in Texas,
and three in
Northwestern, Pennsylva-nia. MAI,
under the
direction of Dr. James Adovasio, has received
a
grant of $55,000
to
complete the
 final
 report
on the
archaeologicalresearch conducted
at the
site of
the now
defunct Super ConductingSuper Collider, near Dallas Texas.
kin
addition,
a
grant of $9,663 was received
for a
preliminary studyof the site of a proposed new school
at^Sommerheim'Park
in
Mill
creek Township,
i^MAI has also been awarded a grant of
$17,500 for
a
second seasonof
work
at the Buckaloons site in Allegheny National Forest nearWarren Pennsylvania,
and
one for
$18,741
for work
at the
Discov-ery Square complex between State and French Streets and EastFourth and Fifth Streets in downtown Erie.
"Outstanding
Women of
Mercyhurst"
This is the theme of
a
speech given by Dr. Richard
Kubiak
andPresident William P. Garvey at
a
dinner in the Grotto on Wednes-day, March 27 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 and available from
Alice
Edwards
and Cass
Shimck.
Proceeds will benefit the
Women's
Literary Program in Merida, Mexico.
Campus Ministry HelpsHomeless Build Dream
By
Gagan
Surf
Merciad
News
Editor
Bight
Mercyhurst College stu-
dents
spent the
spring
break build-ing
shelters j
for
the
homeless. "Tocarry
out the
Lord's command.../'
said
Michele Garvey, MercyhurstCampus Ministry,
Thisyis
the second time thatCampus Ministry has made
the'v
trip. This year the students went
to Myrtle
Beach, South Carolina.'The students were Tom Bender,David Dausey,
Stacey Fitzpa
trick,Amy Kovach, Brian McCarthy,Emily Page, Nicole Putt, and
Kristin
Schmidtfrerick.
Michele's
husband, David G. Garvey andtheir son, Joey, also accompanied'.
the
group for this humane cause.The students traveled over 700miles
 from
 Erie to Horry County S
in the vans provided by the col-lege. The trip was sponsored byCampus Ministry,
an
anonymousdonor, Helen Mullen, TopsFriendly Markets, and various
sma 11
organizations. A
major
con-
struct
ion company
in
Erie donatedwork gloves to the students. Thestudents only had
to pay
$150 for
the
trip, and part of this moneywent into the construction costs.
ing
inthesun.We
were very-doseto
the beaches
and did get
a chanceto visit them," said Garvey.When asked about how Habi-tat for Humanity works, Garveysaid,
'There
has to be a
certain
income bracket
and a certa in
num-The local churches
at
Myrtle pro-vided accommodations and
break-
fast
each
day
to
the students whoworked at the site. PepsiCo pro-vided the students with snacks.
-Michelle
Garvey said that itwas initially tough for everyone
to
deal with
the
technical compli-
cations
in building the foundationof the houses, but her husbandand a local retired construction
manager helped them
get started.The students also sold nails toraise money for the good cause,i.e. anybody buying
a
nail wouldput the dollar
in
the bucket forthe fund raisers.
"The weather
was wonderfuland all the students loved
work*
ber of people living
in the home
toqualify for getting a home fromHabitat for Humanity. The
ap-
proximate figure for the upperearning limit
is
$22,000 annually,and the lower limit is $16,000.
The homes are made
available to
the
poor
at
extremely reasonablerates.On an average, a homewould cost
$80,000
and is madeavailable to the resident for about$36,000."
.
£
Since the homes
are
funded by
rel igious groups
mostly, the house
is blessed
in
religious
fashion.
"It
is very Christian-oriented. Thisdoes not imply that, other non-Christians are not welcome toparticipate in the program," saidGarvey.The students from Mercyhurstwere
taken
to
Horry
County only
to
build one foundation,
but
they
managed?to
build two founda-tions in the short period of time.The students also
had
the oppor-
p
tunity to
meet
and work
with
the
famines-who
would reside*
in the
houses when fully constructed.The first
family is
a single mother,Veronica
Belamiche
with her
three year old
son, James,
and the
second family will
be$Ed'|and
Leanne Darey with their twodaughters, Jessica (7) and Sarah
(9).
"Habitat for Humanity has athing called 'Sweat.Equity' andthis means that any person whogets the house must sweat andwork at the site with the volun-
teers a certain
number of hours inorder to get ownership of thehome. The present sweat equity isfor 300 hours. Two
riends
 of theexpected resident can help
to
fin-
v\**«
ish
the
300
hour
requirement, but
the
person residing must
put in at
least 100 hours of the sweat eq-uity. So, it is not
a
hand-out pro-gram,
but an hands-up
program,"said Garvey.Habitat for Humanity is nowan international organizationwhich performs the same task of
building
homes
for
the poor andhomeless
in
third world countrieslike Mexico. The organization is
now
expanding its
collegiate
pro-gram and according to Garvey,
Erie
too will
soon
be
a
site for thestudents to work. The South Caro-lina assignment is part of
a
na-tional project that will entail over
5,700
students
rom
 275
colleges.Garvey said,
"I
am so
proud
ofour students who gave up their
time'and
money for
this
goodcause. These days, it is asking alot
for
the
youth
of
today
to spendtheir break helping others insteadof heading to the beaches. Myonly regret is that when theweather
in Erie perm its
construc-tion in summer, the students aregone."The Mercyhurst students werefeatured on a CNN news broad-cast nationwide.
*
Us
Putt,
a
senior
at the
college wasasked
why
she
was
on the project.She said,
"Why not?
I
would rather
be helping some one than lyingon the beach." 'Bender,
a
sopho-
more at
the college said, "OhYeah! I am coming back nextyear." Fitzpatrick, a junior saidthat she would gladly make the
trip next
year
and that the
trip wasfulfilling for her.The housing that Habitat forHumanity provides the
hoi
gives dignity for the people. Weas
a
college look forward
to
sucha trip again in the future and goback to ensure that the founda-tions of the homes
built by us are
strong," said Garvey.
I?I
Send
or
f:
anyone
has-
any
ideas
for
tlfo©
iPirojecit,
or wants
to Wa
part
of
ti©
plamiim'
jcomafrittee, ©allJoy orEat©at ©xt»_2829_
iiJ
Smaller Acts to Come! to Campus
Hy
Dan
HUHker
Editor-in-Chief
Information about
the
big
band
for
the
Spring Activities weekendwas presented
by
Student Activi-ties Committee President Brian
Marshall at
the
March 18
meetingof
Mercyhurst
Student Govern-ment. Marshall
noted
how
the
BigBand Committee
has been
work-ing for
months
on the project butstill
has
yet
to
sign
a
big
band
for
the
event
Offers
were given
to
The MightyMighty Bosstoncs,The Ramones,
and the
Tragically Hip, as well asto many others,
butfnone
havesigned to play at Mercyhurst
'The
problem
is
not
the
amountof money that
we
have
to
spend,
it
is
the
fact that we could not guar-antee these bands
a
crowd of more
than
2,000
people.
Most bands of
this stature don't want to play infront
of
1,000people.
These bands
usually
limit themselves to crowdsof
3,500
and
higher.The committee is now lookingtoward getting
a
few smaller na-tional recording acts
such as
Uni-versal Honey or Moxy Fruvous,and having some smaller localbands like Brownie Mary andPlato's Cave open the show,"1 think that it would be anexcellent idea to have a fewsmaller bands come in likeBrownie Mary and
Plato's
Cave.They brought in huge crowds atCoffeehouse
and are
well liked,"
Junior rep
Lisa Malinowski said.
In other MSG
news,
Vice
Presi-dent Tim
Duble
announced that
the
speeches by the
MSG
Execu-tive
board
candidates will
be heldin
the
Student Government
Cham-
berslat
9:30 p.m.;
on
Sunday,March 24. The elections for ex-
ecutive jboard
members will beheld
on April
2
and
3.
Duble alsoreminded all in attendance thatletters
of
intent to
rujn
for classrepresentative positions will betaken until midnight April
12,
I
1 MSG
President
Jessica Cuffiaannounced that $730.50 wasraised in the MSG auction heldlast Friday. All proceeds
from
theauction
will go to
the Mercy Cen-ter for Women.The next event in line for the
MSG
fund raiser
will be
car bash-ing. This event will be held onApril
1
 from
 11
a.m. until 4 p.m.outside Baldwin Hall. There is
the
possibility that Pepsi, Smith's
hot
dogs,
and
Rocket
101
will beon
hand
for the event.
|
Students will be able to taketurns smashing an old
wrecked
car for charity. The cost of theevent
will be $1.00 for
one minuteof bashing.I President Cuffia also said thatChicago City Limits, a comedytroupe,
will be on hand in the
new
ar
*
Mary D'Angelo Performing
Arts
Center
on
April
12.
"This event is being
put on
forthe students so that they will, beable to get acquainted with thenew concert hall.
SAC
will havesome cups to give away for theevent as well
as
some
other larger
giveaway prizes," Cuffia said.
jjMichael Fuhrman
approachedMSG about donating some moneyfor the event. A motion
was made
to donate
$
1,000
for the event anda vote will
be
taken
next
week.Senior
rep Joy
Dlugos said thatideas
are
still being taken for theSenior Gift
to the
college.
J i_
 
March
21,1996
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Get
Nicole Ponstingle
A&EEditor
1
Looking for a new entertain-ment outlet here in Erie? Well,
I
have just the place for you. Thenewest theater
to
hittown,called
The Directors Circle Tlieatre,
definitely
has a different
 flair
han|§
some of
the
others in town. I re-cently metwith*
the
founder anddirector
of
the theater, MichaelWeiss,who had quite
an
earful
to
tell me.
*
The best
place
for
me
to start iswith their current production. Theplay is called "Siblings."
It
is
a
murder mystery that is in its-firsteastern run
here in
Erie.It is run-
ning through March
23,
Thurs.-Sat.
at
8
p.m., so you'd
{better
hurry.*
When 1
talked with Michael,
I
have to say that
I
was very im-pressed with
his
accomplish-ments. He has been in
a
DavidLynch (of
he Twin
Peaks Fame)movie, as well as
a
short livedComedy series called "On The
Air."
He has been on "Days ofOur Lives," "China Beach" andeven had
a
part in
"The^Naked
Gun
Z
W%$^
:
,x : ]fp
He has also done
his
share of
Grip
theater productions.
He has
been
in "The
Mousetrap,"
"Lunatics
atLarge**
"Run
for
YourfWife,"and many others. Did I mention
that he went to Mercyhurst? We
11,
that he did. He was a drama ma-jor, when there was one. He lefthere in 1975 to lead this excitinglife.
The one question that
I
was
dying
1
"to
ask
him
was,
"Why
Erie?"
It
was
beyond ^me
whysuch an experienced actor
would
want to come to this town and
open a
theater.
To this he
replied"Someone once told me that
it
was better to be a big
Gsh
in
a
small pond,
than to be a small
fishin
a big
pond."
It worked for me,although I don't
see
myself head-ing back here after graduation.On a final note, he wanted me tourge anyone to come and trv out.as they are always looking
for
new actors and actresses. Also,The Directors Circle houses anyart work that you may want
to
display. And, if you want
to help
out at the theater with scenery,
etc.,
there may just be some col-lege credit in it for you.
m
For information and reserva-
^ lions-to
this and any following'performances,
call
454-0636
andstudents
pay only $6 onThurs-days.
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Tunes
on
Tails
I
I
i
By
Jason
Ulery
Merciad Columnist
The recent popularity of bands
like Silverchair has
sparked inter-est in the rapidly rising Austra-lian music scene. It has also re-ceived a boost from the Big Day
Out,
Australia's one-day equiva-
lent to
Lollapalooza.Probably thebest band
to
come out
of
thisscene, and probably the least heardof,
is
the pop-punk* entourage,
|:J
Noise
Addict.
This band was
first8 discovered
by
Sonic^ Youth's
i
i
?••
#
Thurston Moore and later signed
onto
Mike
Diamond's label.Grand
S
I
upbeat pop sound
to
itthat makesit very pleasant to listen
to.
Thisalbum also features more of theband as a whole, and is not just
frontman
Ben Lee playing guitar
and singing
while
one
of he otherband members does backing vo-cals,as was the case on
Youngand
Jaded.
i-j
b
The album starts out very
up-
beat with
the
track "Body Scrabs& Bizzos" which is a pop-punktreasure. "Boyfriendship"
is a
slower
track,
a love song
ofsorts,which features
some
of the influ-ence that main
songwriter*Leegot from Liz
Phair.
The rest
of he
album
follows
this
pop-punk
for-
mula, with catchy guitar loopsand sad love-song lyrics, which
a 1 mostj
seem
to
contradict eachother at times.Other
catchyV songs
include"Bezerk at arumbin," "My Pa--thetic
Friend," "Jerk,"
and "Exor-cism Babe." Listeners
of
he com-pact disc get treated to the track"Contractual Obligation" whichis a break in the music which issupposed to give the
CD
listener
&
the same feeling the individual
y\
who is listening
to the
vinyl
ver-
£siongets.S ' -£The whole album
is very catchy
£
and is
a
welcome break from themonotony of the Pearl Jam-influ-enced Australian music scene.Sorry, to all of
you
who actually
§
like Silverchair. Anyway, if
you :•:
like this album you may want
to :•:
check out Ben Lee's solo effort
:•:
Grandpaw would
.
It
features:::;versions of Noise Addict
songs •:•:
that appeared on the previous
EP :•:;
and other songs which Lee wrote
•:•:
himself.
I
haven't heard it but it
•!•_
s
employs the same sound you
g
would find
on
a
Noise Addict
:*
p
Royal,
and
released their
 first
 EP,
:•:•
Young
and
Jaded
,
while still
inn:
their early teens.
The fou
r-piece
unit is back with
'"•:their first full -length
LP,
Meet
the
••:•
Real You
.
The songs definitely
:•• have a
different
sound as the
boys
§
have finally gotten through
pu-a:•:• berty
and their voices are deeper. 1
ft
Other than
that,
the
album
has
an
•&£._.
WWUMHVMHM
Tvi/iigauvii "uivu -•-
album. You will probably
have
to
&
look long and hard to find
Meet
the
Real
You
but
it will be
worthit. Albums don't sound like this
i
anymore, and the fact that these
g
guys are only teenagers makes
•:•:
future releases look
even
better.
s
Movie
Beat
••
it
*.
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in
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and
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prints'by
Stanley Mouse, AltonKelley, and various otherartists and
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By
James Hain
Merciad Movie Critic
On Monday, March
25,
Hollywood's equivalent
of
theSuper Bowl takes place.
That's
right,
it's
the
68th Annual Acad-emy Awards, a
.time
for lots ofpeople with more money than
you 11
ever
see to
get together andcongratulate
each
other for being
so
wonderful.
This
year,
WhoopiGoldberg will be hosting again,
so
don't expect
any
of those NewYork cab driver jokes that wentover like iron balloons
vat
lastyear's ceremony.Yes,Dave's
out,
Whoopi's in;Expect some pointed comments
on this
year's Oscar controversy,namely, the shameful lack of mi-norities
among the
nominees. Thisyear
there^is
only one African-
American
among the 166 nomi-nees, and she's part of
one
of thetech crews.
He
v. Jesse
Jacksonplans to
picket
the
awards. Acad-emy officials dismiss the chargeof racism
as
"ludicrous,"
but you
do have to wonder. One out of166?
|
Most of the nominees are ex-pected
to
show
up,-except forBest
*
Actor nominee
Massimo
Troisi, who
has a
really good ex-
cuse—he's
dead. Don't be
sur-
prised
if
Hollywood leper Sean
^Pe nn is a
no-show, and if
he
doesshow
up;
don't
be surprised if he
decks the winner.You want predictions? Here,with apologies
to
the
Vegas
odd
smakers,
are
my amateur opin-ions:Best Supporting Actress: MiraSorvino seems like a lock in thiscategory for her role in WoodyAllen's
Mighty
Aphrodite,
and
I
still think she' s going to win,
even
though fans
of
 Nixon's
Joan
Allen
have
apparently started their owncult.
The only
other nominee witha real chance is Kate Winslet for
Sense and Sensibility,
although
at
20,
the Academy may figure she'llhave plenty more chances.Kathleen Quinlan
(Apollo 13)
andMare Winningham
(Georgia)
should probably get to work ontheir
"it's a
thrill just
to be
nomi-
nated"
smiles.
Best
Supporting
Actor:
A com-petitive race, though
all the
com-petition
is
between
<
Ed Harris
(Apollo 13)
and Kevin. Spacey
(The Usual
Suspects).)
Harris
seems to be the favorite, but I'mgoing to pick Kevin Spacey,
for
three reasons: 1. His has a morecomplex performance.
2.
TheUsual Suspects
has
a
zombie-like
following in Hollywood, and 3.He gave great performances
in
four 1995 films and the Academy
will
want
to give him
something.The wild
card in this race
is JamesCromwell for his dignified per-formance as Farmer Hoggett in
Babe,
it
here*s$
going
to be
a
surprise,
this will
be
it,
assumingthat Brad Pitt
(12 Monkeys)
and
Tim
Roth
(RobRoy)
haven't beentaking the children of Academymembers hostage.Best Actress: Susan Sarandon.After
|four
nominations, she'searned
it,
although Academymembers might be
a
little edgyabout the controversial actress/activist lecturing
on
spotted owls
iii
her acceptance speech.Best Acton. Nicolas Cage, no
contest i |-
Best Director: Since neither RonHoward
(Apollo
13)
nor
Ang Lee
(Sense andSensibility)
was no mi
-nated, expect the prize to go toMel Gibson
for his hack-and-slash
epic
Brayeheart.
The Academyloves to honor actors for direct
i
ng(Robert Redford,
Warren
Beatty,Kevin Costner
and
ClintEastwood
have
all wonfor direct-
^
r
ing, but never acting).
*
Best Picture: Take your pick.Unlike the last few years,
there
isno definite favorite in this cat-egory. I'm
going with
Braveheart
because it's the kind of big-bud-
, get spectacle that the voters
love,but
I
wouldn't
be
surprised
to
seeany of the other four nominees
(Apollo
13
$
Babe,
The Postman
and Sense and
Sensibility)
takethe top prize.Well, there
you have
it
Tune
into the Oscars on Monday to seebow hideously wrong I actuallywas.
Just
don' t bother me about
i t j
on Tuesday, OK?

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