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Monitor Archive for December 24, 1987

News In Brief
Can partnerships bail out Broadway? Controversial alliances with regional theaters pare costs for producers
The year of the perfect Christmas
Ta-ta Hollywood, hello Vancouver. `MacGyver' among shows finding Canada cheaper, more scenic
Emphasis now on passing at USC thanks to star QB Rodney Peete
Reporting Afghanistan's brutal war. Relief workers and diplomats find coverage too scant
Endgame for the Afghan war
Met's Slavic connection: a parade of strong guests
WORTH NOTING ON TV
Hand-rung carols from the Bells of Boston. The trick is grabbing the right bell at the right time
States find alternatives to jail for kids in trouble with the law
Holy Land dig identifies biblical city of Bethsaida. Archaeologists find shards that date site to Jesus' era
Brattle Street florist
Christmas truce, but peace outlook dims in Nicaragua
Will Security Council vote give UN greater role in Mideast peace?
Strangers on a train in Germany
Europeans jawbone the dollar. White House, meanwhile, lowers its economic forecast for '88
The many shades of Christmas. On Christmas Eve there are Santa Clauses on Tokyo's streets and masses in Moscow. Violence still overshadows Belfast a...
Universal peace
FREEZE FRAMES
Budget paring is likely to affect health-care plans. SOCIAL PROGRAMS AND DEFICIT
Reagan's gains give GOP rosy 1988 outlook. Republicans - especially Vice-President Bush - have visions of electoral sugarplums dancing in their head...
Taiwan opposition struggles for unity to challenge government. But with new freedom to operate, party faces growing factionalism
Israel violence: What solution? Unrest highlights urgency of achieving a Mideast settlement
Moscow on the Charles? A Soviet views Boston
Religion and politics: a delicate duo
OF PIETY AND PITCHFORKS. Two artful books honor disappearing Shakers and their practical practice of a religion of simplicity
Polaroid photographs as art: timeless visions, not instant images
Looking back over the year 1987
Christmas in Vietnam
Mainline churches open the door - cautiously
Airlines closing door on two-tier pay. Flight attendants at American ask for one pay scale - and get it
Double jeopardy
Kings and shepherds
Zimbabwe political merger strengthens leader's hand. Mugabe gains long-time goal of one party, and opportunity to reshape government
Christmas in S. Africa: a time of glitz, pride, and protest. The contrast between white and black S. Africa comes into sharp relief during the holid...
Father Time goes digital
Both caribou and oil
We have a right to be well
Rural Canadians may lose post offices
High rent, health costs leaving many elderly hungry