The Christian Science Monitor

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Articles from July 26, 1991

Amory and Hunter Lovins Bridge Surface Differences with Singularity of Purpose
WITH his high domed forehead, bushy mustache, horn-rimmed glasses, and Harvard/Oxford background, Amory Lovins is the quintessential intellectual whose idea of a vacation is sitting around thinking deep thoughts.In her worn jeans, boots, and cowboy hat,...
A Photo, and Memories of Vietnam
I STARE at the picture and stare at the picture, yearning to make the middle-aged man with the moustache metamorphose into the breezy, fresh-faced California kid I knew half a lifetime ago. And fearing the feelings if he does.The grainy photo of the...
BBC Documentary Tries to Puncture Hollywood's Hype
OFFICIALLY described as "shocking" and clearly designed as an expose of Hollywood, "where cutthroat business tactics and backstabbing practices have reached Faustian proportions," the BBC's "Naked Hollywood" series goes on the air on the Arts & Entertainment...
Be Kind to Your Left-Handed Friend
IT'S possible I'm a corrected lefty. When I started school there persisted a presumption that port-side people were peculiar, and if an eager student reached for something with his left hand the teacher would rap his knuckles. This was probably not then...
Black Concerns and the White House
PRESIDENT Bush is back from a nine-day trip to Europe where, from London to Ankara, he played with relish his role of world leader. Next week in Moscow the president again takes world center stage to sign the START treaty with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.Yet...
Don't Be Fooled: Elvis Costello Is Still Bittersweet
WHO is this bearded imposter claiming to be Elvis Costello?Could this grizzly dude in wire rims be the same trendsetter who, sidestepping the spiked hairdos of the punks, scrubbed his face, slicked back his hair, slipped on his thick plastic glasses,...
Egypt Takes Credit for Peace Talks
EGYPT, long ostracized by other Arab states for its separate peace of 1979, is now playing broker to a wider Arab-Israeli peace.According to Egyptian officials, these efforts are an extension of the peace process carried out by then-President Jimmy Carter,...
Film's Debut Breaks Hidden Taboo Opening Raises Questions over 10-Year Suppression of 'White Dog,' a Movie about a Dog Trained by a Racist to Attack Blacks
FOR almost 10 years, "White Dog" has been a missing movie. Completed in 1982 by filmmaker Samuel Fuller, it has been shown on cable television in the United States and has played theatrically in other countries, earning praise from audiences and critics....
Garment Companies Join in Effort to Clothe Homeless
JOE, a homeless man staying at a local shelter, says he's tired of getting hand-me-down clothes. He says it's degrading and stamps him as chronically unemployed when applying for jobs.So when the garment industry-sponsored San Francisco Clothing Bank...
Gorbachev Eclipsed? under Union Treaty, Republics Shine Brighter
ONCE home after meeting the G-7 leaders in London, Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev may find out that his dream of joining the exclusive club of the world's mighty as the leader of a renewed Soviet Union is further from reality than ever before.It is...
Guatemala's Leader Signals Compromise on Reform Pact INTERVIEW: PRESIDENT JORGE SERRANO ELIAS
A PACT on democratic reforms in Guatemala is expected today, say leftist rebels and government negotiators as they reach the close of a third round of peace talks aimed at ending Central America's longest-running civil war.President Jorge Serrano Elias...
Heading off Trade 'Regionalism' in the Pacific Basin
IS the world fated to split into three huge trading blocs - Europe, North America, and East Asia?To some, the prospect is a nightmare; to others, an opportunity. I would have to place myself among those who, like former Federal Reserve Board Chairman...
How the Mighty Do Fall
FORGIVE us New Englanders this editorial indulgence, but who says it's just a game?In Boston, Red Sox baseball is a tradition - a way of life. In the popular film "Field of Dreams," what ballpark do you think Kevin Costner travels to from Iowa? Our very...
'Kid Stuff' Grows into Big Business Baby-Boomer Nostalgia Turns Sports-Memorabilia Collecting into a Major-League Investment
IN the last decade, the hobby of collecting and trading baseball cards turned professional. Fueled by nostalgia, the aging of baby-boomers, and the bottom line of investment appreciation, the intangible memories of childhood coalesced into cash sales.Not...
New England's Fishery in Decline Industry Leaders, Politicians React to Sharp Depletion of Popular Food Fish like Cod, Haddock
FOR at least the 200th time, Peter Mahoney's left hand reaches down and starts the winch on his lobster boat, "Windemere.The trawl line, then the trap attached to the line, snap out of the water. His right hand pushes the cage away from the boat's side....
News Currents
MIDDLE EAST</P><P>Kuwait said yesterday it will resume crude oil export shipments Saturday or Sunday for the first time since Iraq invaded the emirate Aug. 2. More than half of the 600 oil wells blown up by Iraqi troops are still on fire,...
Once-Mighty Pan Am Up for Grabs RISE OF AIRLINE OLIGARCHY?
THERE was a time - not too many years back - when Pan American World Airways was a shining symbol of United States economic and aviation prowess.Pan Am planes, from the famed flying boats of the 1930s to the Boeing 747s of the jet age, roamed the air...
Police Employ Mediation as a Tool Some Officers Help Disputants Work out Problems before They Reach the Boiling Point
HEATED arguments can end in violence. Police often are called only after the worst is over. But new police training in mediation skills is helping disputants to settle their own differences before the point of crisis.To date, mediation has taken hold...
Retrospective Looks at Filmmaker's Blunt, Original Style
SAMUEL FULLER, the director of "White Dog," has spent much of his career making "programmers" intended for double bills in drive-ins and other modest theaters, but has filmed them with such style and imagination that entire books have been written about...
Soviet Jews Are Troubled by Job, Housing Gaps Series: THE NEW ISRAELIS: Soviet Jewish Immigrants. Part 2 of a 5-Part Series. Part 1 Appeared July 25. Parts 3, 4, and 5 Will Appear July 29 and 30 and Aug. 1
SITTING on the bed in a grubby hotel room that is now her only home, Galina Levin hugs her husband and baby daughter to her and tries bravely to keep a smile on her face."Before we came, we knew it would be difficult here," she says. "But not this difficult."Glad...
START Could End US-Soviet Arms Talks Soviet Reformers Say Emphasis May Shift to Joint Action, While Hard-Liners Aim to Block Ratification of Treaty
NEXT week Presidents Bush and Gorbachev will stand in an ornate Kremlin room and put their pens to what some here believe will be the last Soviet-American arms control treaty.The Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) culminates more than nine years...
The First Footprints on the Summit
THE summit of the mountain was just ahead of me. In fact, I knew it couldn't be more than a dozen steps, but I stopped walking. I wanted to really live that moment of reaching the top, to experience and remember every detail because when I stepped on...
The Joy of Salvation
SOME months ago I started using a new computer system. On it, the method of keeping an electronic copy of a document is to press a key appropriately marked "Save. Whenever I do this, the computer tells me that the document--giving its name--has been...
Think Tank on the Efficient Energy Trail the Rocky Mountain Institute in Colorado Gives Energy-Saving Advice to Companies and Countries
FIFTEEN years ago, a young physicist named Amory Lovins made news when his article in Foreign Affairs quarterly outlined a "soft path" for United States energy policy. A couple of oil shocks, a Chernobyl meltdown, and a Gulf War later, his basic message...
Time to Mend Unemployment Safety Net
FOR decades, the unemployment insurance system successfully provided a vital safety net for jobless Americans. But in the 1980s, unemployment insurance (UI) became a sacrificial lamb at the altar of the Reagan budget cuts. The extended benefits program...
US Faces More-Complex Arms Control Talks Discussions on Chemical Weapons and Nuclear Proliferation Involve Many Nations
THE long-range START pact focused on readily defined large weapons, and was negotiated between two parties. The next US arms control concerns - chemical weapons, nuclear proliferation, third-world weapons sales - involve multination talks and inherently...
Where Low-Cost Utilities and an Iguana Share Space
TUCKED into a hillside 16 miles west of Aspen, Colo., is the headquarters of the Rocky Mountain Institute, also the residence of Hunter and Amory Lovins.The 4,000 square-foot experimental building is bright, spacious, and comfortable. It makes use of...