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The Indiana Gazette Tuesday, June 11, 1985 — Page 12 Adam Smith visits 'The New China' Sylvester Stallone stands at the ready during a scene from his Tri- Star production, "Rambo: First Blood Part II," which opened last month in a record 2,165 U.S. and Canadian theaters. (AP Laserphoto) Sly rates 'Rambo 7 as movie; wants to play By EDWARD HILL Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) — China's relaxation of trade restrictions and movement toward a free-market economy will have major implications for the West, financial analyst Adam Smith concludes in an hour- long public television special Wednesday night. The progam — "Adam Smith in the New China: Marx to Master- card?" — examines the shift that Smith says "may set China out as the only government with a one- country, two-system economy." The small percentage of Chinese who confrol the country's wealth, Smith says, still favor a socialist system, with tough government res- rictions on trade and commerce. However, he notes, that group is They found it in a bingo hall CHICAGO I AP) — It was a simple wedding. The groom wore white, the bride marched down the aisle to the music of a solo accordion and some of the guests yelled "Bingo!" at the reception. Thelma Parker, 72, married Bernard Kaminsky. 60, Sunday at the Little City Bingo Palace, where they first met in 1979, where they had their first date in 1984 and where they announced their engagement on Valentine's Day. toughest Poe next By BOB THOMAS Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES < AP) — They call him Sly. which is a lot easier than his real name and more in keeping with the hard-muscled screen persona of Sylvester Stallone. "Being named Sylvester was a burden for a kid growing up," he sighs. "I was in school at the height of the 'Sylvester and Tweedie Bird' cartoons, and my name was an automatic fistfight at any school I attended. "I changed to Mike for about eight years, just to avoid the hassle. When I went to New York to be an'actor, I Figured that if Humphrey Bogart could make it with the name of Humphrey, I had a chance with Sylvester." The only person close to him who still calls the actor Sylvester is his girlfriend, Brigitte Nielsen, who costars with Stallone in "Rocky IV." "I told her, 'If you want to bother with all those syllables, go ahead,"" said Stallone. The Stallone house is on a shady street a few blocks north of Sunset Boulevard in Pacific Palisades, not far from where President and Mrs. Reagan used to live. However, don't plan on dropping in; the place is surrounded by an 8-foot brick wall topped by a row of spikes. The gabled French villa is magnificently furnished and decorated with huge paintings, modern and classical, including a full-length portrait of Stallone as Rocky. "God has been good to me," the actor smiled, "and so has United Artists." His salary as writer, director and star of "Rocky IV" was $15 million. "Everything is relative, and everyone will do all right." he philosophized. "Even if 'IV does half as well as 'III', it will show a profit on its cost of $32 million. 'Rocky' made S108 in rentals (actual return to the studio, not theater gross), 'II' made $80 million. 'Ill' made $130 million." He recalled his own earnings from the first film: $620 a week — $340 take-home — as an actor, $8,000 for the script. Sylvester Stallone in person is a surprise. First of all, his size — at 5 feet. 10 inches he seems less commanding than he does in the ring as Rocky. His conversation isn't what one expects, either. He's witty, articulate, even intellectual. "People think of me as being raised in the gutters of New York," he said, "but I also spent a lot of my time in a nice background in the South. It's just that in films I've been called on to use my New Yorkese." He plans to draw on his Southern background for what he hopes will be his next movie: the life of Edgar Allan Poe. That's right, Sylvester Stallone as the dark poet. "It's my first script and probably my best."he said. "I'm considered a physical filmmaker, and I suppose I am. I don't suppose I am. I know I am. But I'm really a writer: that's the basis of all my creative endeavor. I sincerely believe I could portray someone who is passionately intellectual." For the Poe film. Stallone said he would lower his top-form 175 pounds to his weight as a war prisoner in 1981"s "Victory," Transforming his body to fit his film roles has become a consistent and punishing routine. Now 38. even he is sensing that he may be pushing his limits. He recently was forced to take a three- week break in filming "Rocky IV" when boxing blows caused his heart to bleed. The toughest film, he said, was "Rambo: First Blood Part II." In "First Blood." Stallone played a disgruntled Vietnam War veteran who staged a one-man resistance against the authorities. Now he's back, hired by the CIA to rescue POWs in Vietnam. Reviews for "Rambo" have been mixed, some critics praising it as an allegory, others deploring its violence. Stallone recalled of the Acapulco location: "The heat was 110 degrees, and I was running all day. then working out until after midnight. I was consuming 12,000 calories a day and still losing weight. If I ate like "that under normal conditions, I'd end up weighing 250 pounds." He admitted that he pushed himself hard, perhaps too hard. "It can become dangerous, and usually between pictures I can eat like a normal person for two months." he said. "But I haven't stopped this routine for 2 ! i> years. "Am I having any fun? The answer is no. But it's not enough just to be happy in this world." What is important, he said, is to face a challenge and conquer it. Like Rocky. Like Rambo. London's Big Ben, the world's most famous clock, has a pendulum 13 feet long which weighs 700 pounds. 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SPECIALS DAILY 11 a.m.-3 p.m. vastly outnumbered, and the easing of government restrictions has enabled the less-wealthy to sell the goods they produce for as much as the market will allow. This diluted form of capitalism known to the Chinese as the "responsibility system" is already having an enormous impact on U.S. industry and business, says Smith, who taped the program in China in April. "Adam Smith" is the pseudonym of George J.VV. Goodman, who took the name of the 18-century Scottish economist while covering Wall Street for New York magazine. The Harvard graduate and Rhodes Scholar did not remove his literary mask for two years. The real Adam Smith recommended in his 1776 classic, "The Wealth of Nations," that private entrepreneurs should make as much money possible without government interference. This book set forth the tenets of modern day capitalism. The contemporary Adam Smith, host of the weekly "Adam Smith's Money World" on public television, says Western entrepreneurs lured to China by the newly monied market are becoming more influential. For the first time, he says, censorship is being lifted on what can be shown in television advertisements. China Central Television, the country's state-run network, is yitroduc- ing a range of heretofore alien products and services to China's masses. And, just as the free-market economy becomes woven into the tapestry of China's culture, other elements of Western commerce permeate its society: The Wall Street Journal now publishes a Chinese edition, and China's dailies carry business sections. "The Chinese government and people are not as hostile to outside association as they were when we were here six years ago." Smith said in an interview. "The entire cli- Pine Township Volunteer Fire Co. 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The Chinese government welcomed the opportunity to show off its new financial districts, Perlmutter said, and officials there also were eager to elaborate on what is happening. Taping was done in Peking, Shanghai, Chunking and Shenzen. In all four cities, Chinese officials were receptive to the project, the producer said. Although they were accompanied at all times by an official state-appointed host, the production crews encountered no difficulty in shooting wherever they chose. Smith mixes humor with his well- reasoned, no-nonsense approach to economics to make it clear that the new China has begun to flex its fi- nancial muscle. The latter-day Adam' Smith says his namesake's credo is in full force in modern China, where government sentiment is, "It doesn't matter whether you're an advocate of socialism or free enterprise as long as you make money." PALACE GARDENS THE TEASERS Wed. 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