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 28, 1990

Assurances from Israel
ISRAELI assurances that immigrants from the Soviet Union will not be resettled in the West Bank or Gaza are welcome. Only a week ago top government officials had been saying Israel would make no such promises.Clearly, Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir and...
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Ballet's Best Reach for the Gold Plies and Southern Fried Chicken Are the Order of the Day as Jackson, Miss., Rolls out Its Heart-of-Gold Hospitality to Competing Dancers from 20 Countries
EVERY four years, thousands of people flock to this small Southern city to witness an Olympic spectacle without the sports equipment.The United States International Ballet Competition has all the trappings of the world's top sports extravaganza - the...
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Bench Grows More Conservative Justices Continue Trend to Limit Individual Protections Guaranteed by Constitution. SUPREME COURT
THE Supreme Court that Ronald Reagan built has covered considerable ground in narrowing the use of constitutional protections in criminal law, abortion rights, civil rights, and religious practices.Two of its last decisions, issued June 25, point to...
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Bulgaria's Democratic Opposition Rejects Calls for Coalition
IT was a victory for democracy, but a week after its first free elections since before World War II, Bulgaria seems in no mood to celebrate.Instead, the opposition's protests against the election results continue, as does the flight to the West of the...
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Bush Hint: Maybe New Taxes BUDGET SUMMIT
PRESIDENT Bush now has uttered barely audible support for increased taxes. By doing so he may have abandoned his campaign pledge for "no new taxes" and joined the muttering of congressional voices for increasing them.By indicating a willingness for higher...
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Can Private Sector Meet the Challenge?
IN a wave of capitalist enthusiasm, the free market is seen in both the United States and Western Europe as an essential parallel to free democratic institutions in meeting global economic problems, whether in Central Europe, the Soviet Union, or Africa.Few...
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Europeans Step Up Integration Prospects of a Strong, Unified Germany Spurs Coordinated Action on Economy, Soviet Aid. EUROPEAN COMMUNITY SUMMIT
STEPS taken at the European Community summit in Dublin this week express a new level of coordinated action by European leaders.Three of the two-day summit's principal topics - intensified economic and monetary union for the 12-nation EC, a parallel project...
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Fang's Release
FOR a year, Western voices called on Chinese leaders to allow astrophysicist Fang Lizhi and his wife Li Shuxian to safely leave their sanctuary in the US embassy in Beijing. Happily, that event has taken place. Fang is in England, where he will do research...
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Irish Anglicans Ordain Women, Stir Debate
RECENT ordination here of the first two women to become Anglican Church ministers in Europe has heightened interest within the British Isles in a deeply divisive issue for the church.The Archbishop of Armagh, the Most Rev. Robin Eames, has been asked...
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Israel Can't Ignore Its Arab Citizens
STRAINED relations between Israel's Arab and Jewish citizens are not likely to be assuaged by the formation of the new Likud-led rightist coalition government. This coalition's dependence on the support of the Moledet (homeland) Party, which advocates...
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Israeli Labor Party Rivals Struggle for Leadership Rabin Seeks to Unseat Peres as Party Tries to Regroup
ISRAEL'S Labor Party head, Shimon Peres, is fighting for his political life as he prepares to face his adversary, Yitzhak Rabin, in a struggle for the party leadership.At a party bureau meeting slated for June 28, Mr. Rabin is expected to demand an early...
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Japanese Wary of Debate over Imperial Rite
AS a "symbol" of the nation, a role assigned to him by the Constitution, the new emperor of Japan is preparing for his formal enthronement this fall amid a national debate over his very nature.The debate centers on Emperor Akihito's use of $14.3 million...
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Job Satisfaction
WOULDN'T you agree that the second most important thing to having a job is being happy in your job? In fact, job satisfaction is so beneficial to the employee and the employer that more and more companies are making special efforts to help employees...
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Leader Brings Message of Steel during Visit, He Reiterated Need for Economic Sanctions, Declined to Fully Renounce Violence. MANDELA IN WASHINGTON
NELSON MANDELA'S American visit has featured smiles, salutes, dinners, even dancing. But his message has been full of steel.Over and over, in his soft, lawyerly voice, Mr. Mandela has said that apartheid is doomed and that economic sanctions on South...
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Louisiana Senate Votes to Outlaw Abortion
THE Louisiana Senate ignored a threatened gubernatorial veto in passing what would be the nation's strictest state abortion law - a measure outlawing abortion even in cases of rape or incest."There's no indication at all that he's changed his mind about...
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News Currents
UNITED STATES</P><P> In Alabama, Paul Hubbert won the Democratic nomination for governor with 53 percent of the vote to Attorney General Don Siegelman's 47 percent, according to unofficial returns from the June 26 runoff election. Hubbert...
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Oil Lease Delay Earns Bush Quiet Cheers OFFSHORE DRILLING
President Bush has bolstered himself and the GOPpolitically but may leave the country more dependent on foreign crude. His decision this week to impose long delays in oil leasing in waters off California, Florida, and several other states will...
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`One Ringy Dingy' Goes to Court
REMEMBER Lily Tomlin's zany telephone operator Ernestine, from TV's 1960s "Laugh-In"? Her nonsensical inquiry to customers was: "Is this the party to whom I am speaking?"Today, Ernestine's customers probably would have Caller ID, a device that would...
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Pakistanis Line Up for Rushdie Chase Film
AN extraordinary, three-hour-long movie called "International Guerrillas" is doing brisk box-office business throughout Pakistan because of one name: Salman Rushdie.The film has been shown in a phenomenally high number of movie houses over the last 10...
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Peru's Fujimori Visits Japan Seeking Aid to Counter Debt
EVEN though Alberto Fujimori is not yet officially president of Peru, he will nonetheless receive an audience next week with Emperor Akihito during a visit to Japan.This slip of protocol for an unofficial visit is not difficult for the Japanese as they...
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Profits May Bring Other Problems to Canada's Post Office
THE post office made money in Canada for the second year in a row. And for the first time it will pay the federal government a dividend.Canada Post, as the post office is called, earned $149 million (Canadian) in the fiscal year 1989/90, up from $96...
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Program Helps Women Exit Welfare Cycle
A NEW effort is underway to help prevent the growth of America's underclass - those who remain on welfare from generation to generation.A 17-community program, called New Chance, is trying to help get unmarried teen mothers off welfare rolls by providing...
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Shades of Kafka from a `Gruppe 47' Writer
THE SELECTED STORIES OF SIEGFRIED LENZ. Edited and translated by Breon Mitchell, New York: New Directions, 225 pp., $19.95</P><P>ALONG with Gunter Grass and Heinrich Boll, Siegfried Lenz is one of the leading figures of the first generation...
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Simple Strategies That Help Poor Regions US-Based Group Uses Everything from Donkey Carts to Jet Boats in Effort to Spur Development. INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
VISITING a Somalian refugee camp in 1982, Paul Polak noticed that its residents carried their supplies on their heads and backs. Although many of the former nomads had started to grow crops, they could only take to market what they could carry."There...
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South Africa Seen with Exile's Eyes Author Mary Benson Left Her Homeland 24 Years Ago; Today, She Finds More Hope. INTERVIEW
MARY BENSON, veteran South African author who chose exile 24 years ago after being banned for her opposition to apartheid, is encouraged by the recent changes in her country."What gives one a lot of hope is that there are so many fantastic people - young...
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Stealing a Sweet Kiss from a Proper English Lady
EVEN the battered lute I had picked up in the grape fields of France did not get me results. I had found it in a shop in Montpelier before I knew Jonathan's semiroyal friends. I had restrung it like a guitar, cheating on six extra courses of strings,...
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The Cartoonist as Champion
HE shakes hands like Muhammad Ali, I thought last Sunday morning, greeting Nelson Mandela across the church plaza from my office.Now with whom do you share a thought like that? It isn't a matter of policy toward the South African government. Yet it is...
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The Need in Iran
DEVASTATION in the Iranian provinces of Zanjan and Gilan is bringing a humanitarian response from all parts of the world. Aid has been offered and accepted even from the United States and Iraq, high on the enemies list of Iran's fundamentalist rulers.Natural...
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The Search Goes on for a Permanent Home
LETTERHEAD stationery for the European Commission states curiously that its Brussels headquarters is a "temporary" address, though the curved concrete and glass building in Brussels has been home since 1963.For reasons of pride - and economics - the...
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White House Struggles to Protect Jobs and Owls Initial Plan Claims to Protect More Owls with Fewer Lost Jobs, but Logging Continues Pending Release of Comprehensive Plan This Fall
THE Bush administration's Solomonic attempt to protect the northern spotted owl while preserving as many timber jobs as possible makes at least one thing certain: More lawsuits and legislative wrangling lie ahead. Whether or not the interests of the...
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Why China Should Receive MFN Status
PRESIDENT BUSH has decided to request extension of the People's Republic of China's "most-favored-nation" (MFN) status, which significantly lowers US tariffs and permits China to sell to the United States on the same basis as other trading partners....
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