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 August 20, 1990

A Key Question for Judge Souter
`JUDGE Souter, would you share with us your understanding of Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution?"This is certainly not a made-for-TV question. It is deadly boring compared to the "hot" topic of the moment - abortion. Moreover, today's special interest...
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All-Star Lineup of Baseball Books
The baseball book to which all other baseball books aspire is Lawrence S. Ritter's The Glory of Their Times (Macmillan, 1966). This incandescent oral history gives us the memories of 22 men who played the game between 1899 and 1938. No era in the game...
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At the Bottom of Baseball's Ladder
THE BOYS WHO WOULD BE CUBS By Joseph Bosco New York: Morrow 351 pp., $21.95 THINK back to high school. Remember the stud from a couple of towns over, who homered - not once, but twice - out to where the javelin throwers were practicing some...
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Author in the Dugout Fills Literary Gap
JOSEPH BOSCO has emerged as a "phenom" author of the current baseball season - a writer who connects on his very first trip to the big-league publishing plate.An amateur baseball coach for many years, he decided to write a novel on the minor leagues....
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Ben Franklin, as Seen in His Own Words
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: HIS LIFE AS HE WROTE IT Edited by Esmond Wright Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press 292 pp., $25 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN was immensely popular in his time, and that affection has lasted through the centuries. What makes...
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Blackout Monday Joins Black Monday
WALL STREET this month has taken both a psychological and a physical shock. Extreme gyrations in stock prices following Iraq's Aug. 2 invasion of Kuwait caused some trading floors to take "circuit breaker" measures to prevent a system overload. This...
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Bold, Urgent Brushstrokes the Paintings of Matthew Smith Have the Drive of Preliminary Sketches
IN R.H. Wilenski's "An Outline of English Painting," artist Matthew Smith receives somewhat curt attention. That author merely mentions him in passing: "...the semi-aesthetic art of Sir Matthew Smith (1879-1958) who lived for years in Paris and can be...
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Canada's Indian Protests Ignite Rights Movement
CANADA is going through a crisis as its native peoples, its Indians, press demands for greater autonomy and ownership of vast stretches of land.Quebec is the focal point now, but Indian tactics used there could spread nationwide.Today Canadian soldiers...
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Dickinson's Songs of Protest
ALTHOUGH Bruce Dickinson maintains the rebellious stance of a true rock-and-roller on his new album - in both the ripsnorting, wall-of-sound energy of his music and the grating intensity of his vocals - the lyrics he writes and sings often reveal a social...
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Far from the Majors in Baseball's Low Minor Leagues, Teams like the Pittsfield Mets Are Luring Fans and Grooming Players
THERE'S an intimacy, a friendliness, and a sense of emotional attachment about attending a minor-league baseball game that Fran Bauer finds unbeatable."It's so much fun to see these ballplayers get a (professional) start," Mrs. Bauer says of the Pittsfield...
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Florida State Beats MIT for Magnet Lab
FLORIDA State University has beaten prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in a bid to house what is envisioned as the world's leading magnetic research laboratory, officials announced Friday.The National Science Foundation picked the...
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Gridlock Lengthens Rush Hour Car Pools, Public Transportation, and Flexible Work Hours Will Ease Gridlock, Experts Say
MANHATTAN'S early Friday afternoon traffic was bumper to bumper. The cab driver insisted he knew shortcuts. Yet every corner turned revealed more of the same. Conferring in Punjabi on his radio with driver friends, he reported, "It's like this all over...
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Gulf Crisis Shadows Review of Treaty {HLNUCLEAR NON-PROLIFERATION
THE review conference of the treaty on the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons, which opens in Geneva today, presents a mixed picture.Significant progress in arms control negotiations between the United States and the Soviet Union, plus growing interest...
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Haven from the Storm
EARTHQUAKES. Floods. Tornadoes. Volcanoes. Hurricanes. Forest fires. It can all seem like environmental terrorism: unpredictable and deadly. What hope of protection could there be in the path of such ferocity?The Bible, with its many instances of individual...
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HOMEFRONT BATTLEGROUNDS. Whom to Deploy
PLANS for withdrawal of large numbers of United States forces from Europe and for an overall reduction of the US Army to about 500,000, less than two-thirds its present size, are bringing to the fore a long-smoldering debate over the future design of...
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HOMEFRONT BATTLEGROUNDS. Whom to Employ
WITH McDonnell Douglas's recent announcement that it will eliminate 4,500 mostly white-collar jobs in the St. Louis area, Missouri joins California, Massachusetts, New York, and Texas as bellwethers of the economic consequences of peace.With about $5...
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Japan's Gulf Quandary
THE Gulf crisis has put Japan's government in what one American analyst calls a "nightmarish" predicament.Japan imports 70 percent of its oil from the Mideast. Although its reserves are deep enough to weather a short-term disruption in the world market,...
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`Jones, Take Six Months Off' More and More Employees Are Given Option to Take an Extended Leave - with Pay
`MINE was the most productive sabbatical anyone ever had," boasts Sally Katzen, a partner at Washington's ninth-largest law firm, Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering. During her leave, she gave birth to her first child, a son.She intends to do all the things...
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Jordan Fights Pressure to Shut Port King Hussein Returns from US Visit Bitterly Disappointed; Says Arab Sovereignty Is at Stake
IN 1925, British warships besieged this tiny Red Sea beachfront town to force a defiant Sherif Hussein to either give up his dream of an independent unified Arab world or yield his throne and power.The sherif - King Hussein's great-grandfather - preferred...
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Lack of Detailed Goals May Crimp US Gulf Policy
AS the Gulf crisis stretches into its third week, there is no hint of negotiations.US military forces have moved an astounding amount of men and weapons to Saudi Arabia and appear ready for a lengthy stay in the desert.Fully one-quarter of the 200,000-strong...
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News Currents
GULF CONFRONTATIONIn Saudi Arabia, oil minister Hisham Nazer said Saturday his country is ready to boost oil exports by 2 million barrels a day, enough to make up half of the supply lost due to an embargo against Iraq and Kuwait. Meanwhile, OPEC member...
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Peace in Angola and Mozambique
AFTER 15 years of civil war, Angola stands to benefit from the global peace dividend. But arms transfers from the US pose a major obstacle.For much of the past decade the US has supplied military hardware, including shoulder-fired missiles, to the army...
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Scientists Plan Fall Colors for Sky `Chemical Crayons' Will Help Researchers Trace Invisible Forces in Magnetic Storms and Auroras. EXPLORING THE MAGNETOSPHERE
EARTH scientists, literally, are preparing to paint the sky.The two-ton satellite that a commercial Atlas rocket launched July 25 for the United States Air Force and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) carries 24 canisters packed with...
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Soviet State Farmers Slog through System Collective Still Runs on a System of Barter and Back-Room Deals
ANATOLY POLTORIKIN is young, he is smart, and, for as far as the eye can see, he is all-powerful.Muscovites in their dachas by the Volga River invite him in for lunch and vodka, pressing packets of foreign cigarettes into his hands as he leaves. At the...
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Sri Lankan Brutality
ETHNIC brutality is cropping up in various corners of the globe - Liberia, South African townships, Kashmir, Burma, and now, again, in tiny Sri Lanka off the tip of India.In June the 14-month cease- fire in Sri Lanka between the Tamil Tiger rebels and...
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Stamford Firms Join City in Gridlock Battle
STAMFORD, home to 13 Fortune-500 companies, is sandwiched much of every working day between bumper-to-bumper traffic along the Merritt Parkway to the north and I-95 to the south.Located less than an hour north of New York by train, this suburb began...
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Tax Bonanza from Oil Crisis US, UK May Get Windfall from Gulf Tension
THE embargo and naval blockade of Iraq means more money in United States government coffers, at least in the short run.Every cloud has a silver lining, and the Gulf oil crisis means not only higher profits for oil and gas producers in the southwestern...
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The Heavy-Metal Image Doesn't Fit Iron Maiden Vocalist Bruce Dickinson Challenges the Stereotypes with His First Solo Album MUSIC INTERVIEW
SOME people hear the words "heavy metal" and instantly conjure up aural and visual images of deafening guitars and drums, unbridled voices screeching incomprehensible or reprehensible lyrics (or both). And the perpetrators of this chaos are, of course,...
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UN Takes Higher Profile in Resolution of Gulf Crisis
THE United Nations Security Council is leaning toward strict interpretation of economic sanctions imposed two weeks ago, as Iraq acknowledges that sanctions are beginning to hurt.On Saturday, Iraqi television indicated an imminent shortage of imported...
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Washington Looks to Fed to Shore Up Flagging Economy
STOCK market prices are diving. Inflation is rising. Housing starts have fallen for six months in a row. Economic growth is down, perhaps even to recession levels. It's time for Federal Reserve Board chairman Alan Greenspan to slip into a telephone booth,...
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Welcome to New World of Private Farms
ELYA and Yevgeni Frolkin are two "city kids" who got tired of life in Moscow. So the engineer and the mechanical designer took their little girl and left for the country."We wanted to have a piece of land to grow vegetables, to have a house of our own,"...
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