Thanks guys. I was not able to find this information in any other description of the camera. I have seen and briefly used a 4x5 Tachihara - which does not have rear focus and so, assumed that the big 8x10 did not either. Then I looked closely at some photos of one the other day...and began to wonder. I wish I knew this earlier.
I really cannot understand why dealers and manufacturers do not advertise this (focus movement on rear standard)...the lack of the ability to focus with the rear is a make-or-break for me. I've decided that I'll not buy another LF camera without it.