The Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor is a national weekly print newspaper published by the Christian Science Publishing Society and owned by the First Church of Christ, Scientist. The paper was a daily until March, 2009; currently the website is updated daily. First published in 1908, the Christian Science Monitor is headquartered in Boston, Mass.The average age of a Christian Science Monitor reader is 59, and 61 percent of the readers are women. The average household income of the newspapers readers is just under $94,000; over 72 percent have a four-year college degree and more than 40 percent have a post-graduate degree. It covers national and international news. The Christian Science Monitor is not a religious paper. The Christian Science Monitor has won seven Pulitzer Prizes since 1950. The most recent was in 2002 for an editorial cartoon. In 2006, one of the paper's freelance reporters, Jill Carroll was kidnapped in Iraq. She was released after 82 days. The paper has also won other awards, including the National Headliner Award, National Society of Newspaper Columnists awards, and the Reporters and Editors Award. Mary Trammell is the Editor-in-Chief, Jonathan Wells is the Publisher, John Yemma is the Editor and Marshall Ingwerson is the Managing Editor.

Articles from October 17, 1990

A Ballerina's Bow to Her Choreographer
HOLDING ON TO THE AIR: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY. By Suzanne Farrell with Toni Bentley, New York: Summit Books, 322 pp., $19.95</P><P>`HOLDING On to the Air" is Suzanne Farrell's autobiography. Not just the story of a great ballerina, it is also...
Abbey Theatre's Vincent Dowling Director of `Playboy,' Now on US Tour, Sees Poetic Language as Key to Play's Magic. THEATER: INTERVIEW
`THE Playboy of the Western World," an Irish classic, is literally a riot of a play.It hasn't caused riots here at Kennedy Center, where a poignantly funny Abbey Theatre production runs through Oct. 21, prior to a national tour. But surely enough they...
Ah Yes, the EPA
LAST January the Bush administration, most of Congress, and numerous editorial pages (including ours) rallied around the idea of elevating the Environmental Protection Agency to Cabinet status. Nearly everyone agreed it was a move in line with current...
American Voters Disgusted, Angry with Politicians Analysts Say Winds of Change May Sweep out Several Incumbents in November Elections Series: Campaign '90. Part 43 of a Series
TROPICAL storm John Q. Public is churning toward the United States, and politicians worry it will strike with full fury on election day.Gusts of voter anger already are blowing across the land - from Massachusetts to Louisiana to Oklahoma. Experts, gazing...
Arms Sales Blast New World Order
IT has become common in Washington, at the United Nations, and elsewhere to speak of a "new world order" emerging from the collapse of the cold war and from the near-universal adherence to UN sanctions against Iraq. Out of the present Gulf crisis, President...
As Scientists Ponder, Cities Prepare Quake Preparation Includes Emergency Response Teams and Expensive Structural Reinforcement Series: BAY AREA EARTHQUAKE REVISITED. Part 2 of a 2-Part Series
IN the year since the earth moved here, California has reinforced its position as the nation's Eagle Scout when it comes to earthquake preparedness: It has the toughest building codes and probably the most detailed emergency plans of any state.Just about...
A True Story That Rings Untrue despite Its Inspiring Subject, World War II Drama `Memphis Belle' Is a Casualty of a Cliched Treatment
`MEMPHIS BELLE" never quite rings true. It's a pity, too, because it tries so hard to recapture something real about the period it depicts - World War II, c. 1943, when US bombers penetrated deep into Germany to knock out the enemy's war industry from...
Auto Energy Alternatives Down the Road Charge! New Electric Cars Are Coming on Line
CAN battery power have much of an impact on the automobile industry?At the turn of the century, many automotive pioneers tinkered with electric-powered vehicles. But the availability and low cost of gasoline made the internal combustion engine the auto...
Auto Energy Alternatives Down the Road Supply Precedes Demand for Compressed Natural Gas. GOING WITHOUT GASOLINE
BUYING a gasoline-fueled automobile before there were gas stations was one of those supply-will-follow-demand acts of faith.Today, supply is preceding demand when it comes to natural gas. For the equivalent of 60 to 70 cents a gallon, compressed natural...
Bank of Canada Blamed for Recession
THE Conference Board has called it a "made in Canada" recession, brought on by interest rates 5 percentage points higher than they are in the United States."This will be the first made in Canada recession, while the United States may avoid one altogether,"...
Chicago School Reform Takes Root in Community Action Parent-Teacher Councils Control Budget, Curriculum
CHICAGO'S school reform is succeeding. It has to.That's the feeling here about the process initiated a year ago to reform the city's schools, once tarred by a US secretary of education as the nation's worst."There's a spirit in this town: We can't let...
Fidel Castro: The Saddam Next Door Still Menacing after All These Years
IN our concentration on Saddam Hussein, we have temporarily forgotten his evil twin 90 miles off our shore.Cuba's Fidel Castro is every bit as menacing and unpredictable as Iraq's Saddam Hussein, and his hatred of the United States has not mellowed over...
Five Voices from Chengdu
CHINA has a way of drifting in and out of my mind, and I miss it most on evenings when everything is hushed and still, waiting for the sun, a glowing red ball, to sigh and slip on over the edge of the horizon.Almost every afternoon, I used to go to the...
Japanese Banks Curtail US Activity
JAPAN's major banks plan to sharply curtail the growth of their lending in the United States. That will raise financing costs for the many American municipalities and corporations that have come to depend on Japanese funds."Our forecast is that Japanese...
Japan's Gulf Dilemma May Cost Kaifu's Job
POLITICAL infighting within Japan's ruling party has dimmed prospects that Japanese soldiers will be sent to the Gulf this year to back up Western forces facing Iraq.Without a troop presence in the Gulf, Japan risks more criticism in the United States,...
`Memphis Belle' Crew Recall the Way It Was on the Real Plane
THEY say that staff sergeant Johnny Quinlan, tail gunner on the legendary B-17 bomber the Memphis Belle, used to sing his own version of "The Wabash Cannonball" during bombing runs over Germany."She flew over Germany one cold December day," he would...
Mexico's Trade Chief Sees Role for US Oil Investment INTERVIEW
WITH the paint barely dry in his ninth floor offices, Herminio Blanco Mendoza already stipulates that immigration will not be part of the Mexico-United States free-trade talks.But Dr. Blanco, Mexico's newly appointed chief trade negotiator, leaves the...
Mobotu Views the Void in a Changing World, Zaire's Dictator Has Lost His Accustomed Props
WHEN Romanian dictator Nikolai Ceausescu was executed, the shot reverberated like thunder in Zaire. Dictator Mobutu Sese Seko, who rose to power with America's blessing and was supported for 25 years as a bulwark against communism, had modeled his political...
Moscow Residents React to Gorbachev's Nobel Prize Foes of President's Domestic Policy Still Applaud Award
MIKHAIL GORBACHEV'S statesmanship has long won him the plaudits of the world, if not its adulation.So there are likely to be few dissenters to the Nobel committee's decision to award the Soviet leader its 1990 Peace Prize.On the streets of Moscow, however,...
News Currents
AROUND THE MIDDLE EAST</P><P>Japan yesterday took a major step toward committing troops to the multinational forces in the Persian Gulf by unveiling its UN peace cooperation bill. The bill would authorize for the first time since World...
Peanuts Are Big Money in Georgia Harvest - Hit Hard by Drought - Keeps Everyone Busy; Even Crime Rate Drops to `Virtually Zero'. HARVESTING AMERICA: PART 4 of 6 Series: HARVESTING AMERICA. Part 4 of a 6-Part Series. First of Two Articles Appearing Today
THIS time of year is south Georgia's time to shine: It's peanut harvest. The fields and roads are always busy as farmers bring in their most important and profitable crop.But the signs are all wrong this year. The blue and red wagons and semi-trailer...
`Reverse' Bias
AFFIRMATIVE action is frequently denounced by opponents as "reverse discrimination." That loaded term, however, is hardly an accurate description of the worthy efforts in many cases to eliminate bias based on race or gender.Many employers, for instance,...
`Sovereign' Russia Could Eclipse USSR
BORIS Yeltsin, who leads Mikhail Gorbachev by a margin of 59 percent to 18 percent in the Soviet opinion polls, is about to challenge his rival in what may be Mr. Gorbachev's last stronghold: Washington. Yeltsin's chief of staff, Gennadi Burbulis, came...
Soviets Set to Post Record Harvest Though Most Crops Yields Are Higher Than in Recent Years, Shortages May Persist in Key Cities Series: WORLD HARVEST. Part 2 of a Series
A VISITOR to one of the most important government economic think tanks found its director preoccupied with the potato harvest.The director was worrying about where to store the spuds - not those of the nation, just the potatoes gathered by his staff...
Syria's Ouster of Aoun Bolsters Role in Lebanon
THE downfall of Christian leader Gen. Michel Aoun has opened the way for the introduction of Arab League-sponsored political reforms in Lebanon.But although one obstacle has been removed, many remain, Middle East analysts say.Syria played a decisive...
Teen Killing Tests Town on Racial Tolerance
THE fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white policeman has polarized this integrated town, which has prided itself on its racial tolerance.Teaneck, a bedroom community of 40,000 residents, just across the George Washington Bridge from New York City,...
`The Civil War' Teaches TV a Lesson
I LOOKED up from the TV screen one night last month to check the time and realized something surprising: I'd been staring steadily at a sequence of old photos for a solid hour and a half. Not at fancy camera work, just historical images accompanied by...
Vietnam and China Work to Restore Ties
NOTHING pleases Tuan Nguyen Anh more than the reviving friendship between Vietnam and China.The 30-year-old shopkeeper spent three years in Vietnam's Army fighting Chinese-backed guerrillas in neighboring Cambodia. Today, he is part of the flourishing...
Vietnam Dodges Political Reform While Pursuing Renewed US Ties but Economic Reforms Yield Signs of Leaks in US-Led Trade Embargo
FOR Vietnam's aging communists, the prospect of seeing the United States economic embargo lifted is a mixed bag.As its economy sags under US-lead sanctions, Hanoi is eagerly pursuing its new opening with Washington. Since the US switched positions last...