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 November 27, 1990

Africa Update
Ivory Coast</P><P>President Felix Houphouet-Boigny's Democratic Party of Ivory Coast was coasting to victory in early returns from the West African country's first multiparty parliamentary elections, but voter turnout was lower than expected.</P><P>"I...
As Economy Softens, Consumers Advised to Be Credit-Wise
THE Christmas rush is on, recession style.While retailers wring their hands over projected meager fourth-quarter profits, credit watchdogs caution consumers not to bury themselves in debt.Economists expect consumers to spend less this Christmas season,...
A Way out of Failure Radical Steps Are Needed to Help Children from Impoverished Homes
CHILDREN who suffer from chronic neglect and live in devastatingly impoverished homes are simply not succeeding in our nation's schools. Despite an "education summit conference" held by a would-be "education president," pronouncement of the "decade of...
Bedtime Stories Told All Day Long Washington Library's 24-Hour `Dial-a-Story' Program Has Had 3.5 Million Callers since 1976. FOLK TALES BY PHONE
`WHEN my Mommy doesn't have time to read to me I can call Dial-a-Story myself and listen. When I grow up I'm going to read stories and act them out," says pigtailed eight-year-old Bukola (Bukki) Adetayo, who was born in Nigeria and has lived in this...
Bonn Backs Food Relief for Soviets
WITH the government and the private sector working together, the Germans are about to launch a humanitarian aid program for the Soviet Union.Beginning tomorrow, the German Red Cross hopes to start delivery of hundreds of thousands of care packages to...
Chicago Poised to Weather Slump after Difficult Adjustment in Early 1980s, City May Now Fare Better Than Most, Economists Say Series: US Cities. Second in a Series of Three
MIDWESTERNERS don't kill messengers of economic pessimism; they just disbelieve them.Case in point: Last month a Rutgers University expert on this region's economy addressed a conference of economic development professionals here. "She gave a very pessimistic...
Culture Shock in Eastern Europe Free Czech, Polish, and Hungarian Writers and Artists Face Fierce Open-Market Competition. NO SUPPRESSION, BUT NO SUBSIDY
NOT long ago, Karel Srp languished in jail for the "crime" of publishing banned writers and promoting banned music. Today, he is deputy culture minister of Czechoslovakia and has opened an uncensored bookstore and music cafe - in the disbanded Institute...
Drug Barons Dangle Olive Branch Colombians Worn by War with Cocaine Cartel Wonder If Offer to Surrender Signals Peace or Ploy
THE Medellin cocaine cartel has opened a new chapter in the country's antidrug war, one that some Colombians believe could conclude with the words "the end."A conditional offer by hundreds of cartel members to turn themselves over to authorities is stirring...
Flight of the Red-Tailed Hawk
MOST mornings that fall, when I was doubtful and uncertain about a lot of things, I could always count on the bright light of the morning sun. It shone upon the downy blanket of fog - created out of the primordial, damp darkness during the autumnal nights...
German History Lessons
REMINISCENCES AND REFLECTIONS: A YOUTH IN GERMANY by Golo Mann Translated by Krishna Winston New York & London: W.W. Norton 416 pp., $25GOLO MANN, a son of the great German novelist Thomas Mann, grew up at a time when his native country was undergoing...
Gulf Policy Is Not `outside of Politics'
WITH public support for military action in the Gulf waning and congressional demands for a role in deciding whether or not to go to war growing, President Bush has retreated to the time-honored tactic of declaring the subject off-limits to debate. Quoting...
Impact of Dukakis's Integrity Called by Some His Chief Legacy Presidential Bid, Failure to Heed Economic Dangers Flawed Record
NOW that Michael Dukakis's turbulent third and final term is winding down, some observers are saying historians may give the proud, honest, but isolated Massachusetts governor more kindly treatment than he has received from his present critics.In the...
Infrastructure Face-Lift Overdue Washington Will Foot Most of $750 Billion Bill, but Larger State Role in Financing Is Expected. AMERICA'S CRUMBLING ROADWAYS
THE average American commuter is grumbling, and Federal and state officials say it's with good reason.Almost half of the country's bridges are deficient. Up to half of the 43,000 miles of interstate highway are in poor to fair condition. Air traffic...
Interfacing with Real Faces
EVERY weekday at 4 a.m., when most residents of Chicago's affluent Lincoln Park neighborhood are still asleep, two former high-tech professionals start making the rounds of a very low-tech business: delivering milk. As owners of the brand-new Lincoln...
Iraq Urges Renewed Accord with US but Washington Remains Silent on Baghdad's Request to Update a 1987 Agreement to Avoid Accidental War
DESPITE Washington's silence on an Iraqi request for agreement on measures to avoid military incidents in the Gulf region, Iraqi officials are still pressing for a reply.Iraq wants the United States to update an 1987 agreement to avert war starting by...
Lebanon's Aoun Waits in Silence
A YEAR ago, he was riding high on a massive wave of popularity. Scores of thousands of his supporters flocked to form a willing human shield around the presidential palace at Baabda, from where he was defying the Syrians and obstructing the Arab-backed...
Lessons from the Cuban Missile Crisis
MASSIVE new deployments of American force in the Persian Gulf create a new level of risk and raise the question of whether we can learn from other flash-point situations that faced this country.The Cuban missile crisis in 1962 is an example. It helps...
Message in the Milken Sentence
JUDGE Kimba Wood surprised a lot of people last week when she threw the book at Michael Milken. The former Drexel Burnham Lambert whiz kid who invented the junk-bond market and rode it to enormous wealth pleaded guilty in April to six felonies involving...
News Currents
GULF CRISIS AND MIDDLE EAST</P><P>The US wants the UN Security Council to set a Jan. 1 deadline for Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait or face war, the New York Times and the Times of London reported Monday. US Secretary of State James Baker ...
Prayer and Protection
THOSE of us living in the middle part of the United States have been hearing lots about a possible major earthquake in our area. Recently we felt two small tremors. That evening the local news carried interviews with people about how they were preparing...
Saluting an Awesome Draftsman A Book and Art Show Enhance Egon Schiele's Standing as an Expressionist Genius
THE 20th century has produced three great draftsmen: Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and Egon Schiele. The first two are justly celebrated; the last is only now coming into his own.The reasons for that are fairly clear. Picasso and Matisse lived to ripe...
Senate Probe Spotlights Use of Influence Ethics Experts Call for Clear Standards on Proper vs. Improper Intervention. KEATING FIVE HEARINGS
ONE of the key issues in the Senate Ethics Committee hearings into the activities of the so-called Keating Five senators is the propriety of intervention on behalf of constituents."From a study of past ethics cases and congressional literature on the...
South African Businesses Launch Plans to Aid Blacks
THE South African business community has embarked on a series of initiatives in recent weeks to address the disparities created by apartheid.While the plans fall short of meeting all the demands of anti-apartheid groups, they appear to have prepared...
The Best of Independent Films Are There If You Look for Them
AS the usual crop of Thanksgiving and Christmas movies position themselves for maximum impact on multiplexes everywhere, it's good to know that independent filmmakers are also busily at work - producing movies that are independent not only of Hollywood...
The Governors' Burden
NEWLY elected governors ready to step into office with an antitax mandate are likely to bump into a fiscal wall. Most states are experiencing falling revenues as the economic slow-down takes hold. Tax cuts become impractical when the means of meeting...
The President Is in a Bind
APRESIDENT'S lot is not an easy one.President Bush announces that he's going to send another 150,000 troops into the Gulf. This move is aimed at Saddam Hussein, to let him know that Bush means business. Instead, it ignites resistance to war in Congress...
Walesa, Poland Discover Little-Known Challenger
DEPRIVED of a decisive victory in Poland's first popular presidential elections, Solidarity leader Lech Walesa faces an unexpected challenge from a little-known opponent whose emergence as a serious contender has thrown the Solidarity movement off balance.Emigre...