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 June 29, 1990

A Battle Is Won, but Not the War New Press Laws Need Precedents, Writer Says. SOVIET JOURNALISM
NO laws governed press freedom in the Soviet Union when Sergei Buranov left Moscow three weeks ago for a journalism exchange program in the United States.But on June 12, the first such law passed the Supreme Soviet after a bitter, year-long struggle...
A Columnist Looks Back
IN 1985, The Christian Science Monitor asked me to write a twice-weekly column on national and international affairs.Here we are in mid-1990, some 550 columns behind us, and with filing drawers of letters from readers who agreed or disagreed with what...
All about Families
IN the opening line of "Anna Karenina," Leo Tolstoy observed that all happy families resemble each other, but that every unhappy family is unhappy according to its own fashion. Reading this selection of short fiction, one senses that Tolstoi was only...
A New Dogmatism on Leash Laws
IT does seem that dogs are much more in the news of late than they were back before somebody thought up the leash law. Dogs, before it, were "licensed to run at large," a seafaring term brought ashore. A vessel that sailed well "at large" was properly...
A Savvy Show-Biz Comedy THEATER: REVIEW
PRICE OF FAME Play by Charles Grodin. Directed by Gloria Muzio. Starring Mr. Grodin. At the Roundabout Theatre through July 8.</P><P>WHO better than Charles Grodin, the playwright, should appreciate and respond to the distinctive comic...
Bush Plan for Trade Zone Has Potential, Analysts Say Call to Drop Barriers Takes on Some of World's Most Closed Economies
IF Latin America was feeling left out in a world engrossed with economic and political changes in Eastern Europe, President Bush gave it a dramatic dose of attention this week.He pledged to ease part of the $12 billion debt Latin American nations owe...
Dances Celebrating Wisdom at Colorado Fest, Performers - Young and Old - Share a `Commitment to Wonder'
THE pursuit and attainment of wisdom has been the theme for this year's Colorado Dance Festival, a vibrant month-long event winding up here tomorrow.All the artists - young and old - performing and teaching this year were chosen for their "permanent...
Drug Problem on Summit Agenda MONEY LAUNDERING
THE Group of Seven (G7) countries will have money laundering on their economic summit agenda in Houston in two weeks.The recommendations put forward by a task force of the G7 countries (United States, Canada, Britain, France, West Germany, Italy, and...
Earthquakes and God's Love
LANDSLIDES and other obstacles have plagued the rescue efforts of those trying to help victims of the recent Iranian earthquake and severe aftershocks. And the international effort to assist has had to face and overcome many challenges. Those of us who...
Economist Calls Roads A Good Investment
THE discussion is starting on how to spend the peace dividend.Where should the money saved from cuts in military expenditures this decade go? Should the freed-up resources be channeled to the private sector? Or should the composition of government spending...
Fires and Heat Sear Southern California
WIND-WHIPPED wildfires, some caused by arson, destroyed more than 300 homes Wednesday as a heat wave continued to bake Southern California, officials say.The mercury soared to a record 109 in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday and topped 100 in valleys north...
Fishing the Industry-Nature Line Veteran Shrimper Reflects on Competing Forces at Work in Gulf of Mexico Port
FROM the hurricane-battered docks of Dickinson Bayou to the open waters past the petrochemical plants and the marsh grass, C. L. Standley is a veteran of Galveston Bay.At the helm of his 43-foot whitewashed shrimp trawler, the Captain Clyde, he plies...
Footprints in the Sand
EVERY vacationer experiences a delicious, private moment when he or she steps through a looking glass that separates the world of work from the world of play.For some, the transition can be as simple as putting away a briefcase or saying goodbye to colleagues....
Gardening in Moderation
THERE seems to be something especially exciting about taking on a mammoth task. Perhaps we are not sufficiently challenged in our everyday lives, so we leap to answer the call, convinced of our ability to prove to the world that we are simply magnificent...
GOP Strategists See the Flag Issue as a Sure-Fire Winner
REPUBLICANS have picked their 1990 campaign colors. No surprise. They are red, white, and blue.GOP strategists, emboldened by a new private poll, will make flag burning a high-profile issue in dozens of congressional races across the country. They say...
How Nature Engages, Challenges, and Inspires Artists ART: REVIEW
NATURE - in its various moods and manifestations and as a metaphor for human creativity - holds center stage in an intriguing exhibition at the Schmidt-Bingham Gallery here.Ten painters and one sculptor are involved in this muted, deeply felt celebration...
In Haiti: Revolution, or Elections?
THE Haitians, against all apparent odds, will try to hold elections on September 30. Of all the countries that have attempted the transition from authoritarian rule through free elections verified by foreign observers, none has failed more despondently...
Moves to Liberalize Trade Boost Brazilian Economy
PRESIDENT Bush's plans for a hemisphere-wide Free Trade Zone, announced Wednesday, come at a propitious moment of trade liberalization in Brazil. Developments this week appear to be ushering in a new era of cooperation between South America's largest...
News Currents
UNITED STATES</P><P> The Senate voted 96 to 1 for a housing bill authorizing a $3 billion increase in government spending on housing programs next year. First-time home buyers seeking federally backed mortgages would pay more money and...
Nicaragua's Contras Disarm as Chamorro Plans Smaller Army
MORE than 100 field commanders of the Nicaraguan contra rebels disarmed in a public ceremony Wednesday - ending nearly a decade of warfare and United States efforts to oust the Sandinistas, and signaling a larger demobilization of the nation's Army.Top...
Party Structure Turned on Its Head Restructuring Process Loosens the Party's Grip, Raising Influence of Local Soviets. SOVIET COMMUNISTS
A HUGE decorative hammer and sickle tops the solid four-story building off the main boulevard of this small Russian city. Identical metal plaques are hammered into the wall on each side of the glass-doored entryway. One proclaims this to be the offices...
Rate of Abuse Hits Emergency Level Government Report Says 900,000 Youngsters Are Mistreated by Stressed, Troubled Families. CHILDREN AT RISK
SWEET, blonde, and only six, Sally has the face of an angel. But her life is far from heavenly.The problem? Her single mother, hemmed in by poverty and frustration, frequently erupts in rage and throws things at her and her younger sister - plates, cups,...
Repeal Employer Sanctions, Senators Say
ILLEGAL immigration continues to befuddle Congress.The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), designed to cut illegal immigration, is now under attack on Capitol Hill, both for being too harsh, and for being too weak.Too harsh - says Sen....
Sales of Weapons to Third World Fall to Lowest Level in Years Total Value of US and USSR Sales Dropped, but Their Market Shares Increased since 1988. MILITARY EXPORTS
IN 1989, arms sales to the Third World slid to their lowest point in years, according to a new study from the Congressional Research Service.At $29.3 billion dollars, the value of '89 third-world arms-purchase agreements was less than half the $61.4...
School Reform and Influences outside the Classroom
The editorial "Choosing a `Choice' Plan," June 11, makes the common mistake of equating education and schooling.Our schools are not as successful as educators would like them to be. But too often other educational forces negate the good effects schools...
Sensitive Decisions
THE United States Supreme Court this week again ventured into arenas where private decisions and public policy collide.For the first time, the justices considered the use of medical technology to prolong biological life. With the exception of Justice...
Surviving Boston's Big Dig Dirt, Noise, and Disruption Surface as Boston's Central Artery Project Goes Underground - A Letter from Boston
DRIVING around Boston is no picnic. Besides the narrow one-way streets and notoriously rude drivers, commuters frequently complain about the badly designed city highway system.Perhaps one of the most talked about highway issues in this town is the state's...
The Road Ahead for Benazir Bhutto Ethnic Conflict Threatens to Undermine Her Authority
IN the summer of 1988, Benazir Bhutto's rallies were greeted with enthusiastic slogans of "Zia Jayey, Saadhi Cory Ayey" (May Zia go and may our Cory arrive). This wish was dramatically fulfilled within months with the death of the Gen. Mohammad Zia ul-Haq...
The Road Ahead for Benazir Bhutto with Aid from US, She Can Build on Progress Made
CHOSEN to be Pakistan's prime minister following the country's first free elections in 11 years, Benazir Bhutto has faced over a year of triumphs as well as challenges.First, Ms. Bhutto should be given high marks for playing a significant role in bringing...
Trump's Long-Term Troubles
DONALD TRUMP finally won his financial reprieve - but at no small cost. The New York developer who perhaps more than any other entrepreneur symbolized the unbridled financial go-go days of the 1980s will now have to stick to a relatively Spartan business...