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 May 9, 1990

An Inmate's View of Prison Culture at San Quentin
FOR the last decade or so I've written to, and occasionally visited, a friend of mine named Joe Morse who has been confined to San Quentin prison in California for 27 years.Convicted of three murders when he was a young man, Joe has spent his adult life...
Argentina's Democracy in Peril
IN recent months, the Bush administration has directed major attention to the democratization of Latin America, which the White House proudly claims has taken place during the Reagan and Bush presidencies. But few in Washington display any awareness,...
Baltic Talks with Moscow Stymied Even Latvia's Moderation Has Not Led to Negotiations with the Kremlin on Independence. SOVIET UNION
WHAT does Mikhail Gorbachev really think about Latvia's declaration of independence?If Alfreds Rubiks, head of Latvia's pro-Moscow Communist Party, is to be believed, the Soviet president sees no difference between Lithuania's all-out declaration of...
Blockbuster TV Series Invokes Past Glories the Mahabharat, a Televised Indian Epic, Delivers a Strong Call for Hindu Revivalism - a Letter from India
EVERY Sunday morning, just after nine, Rajneesh Sharma tunes in his television for what he calls the "highlight of my week."Like millions of other Indians, he is transfixed by the "Mahabharat," a TV version of the Hindu epic that has become a national...
Boycotts and Censorship
AUSTIN, Texas, residents recently celebrated National Library Week (April 22-28) with the pall of censorship hanging over the city's 18 public libraries.Last May, the Austin City Council adopted an anti-apartheid ordinance barring municipally owned agencies...
Care for the Details
RECENTLY I was on the receiving end of some careless mistakes. (I've made a few myself!) While they didn't have an earthshaking effect on my life, they did cause a good deal of inconvenience, and I found myself giving a lot of thought to the whole issue...
Dining among the 18-Wheelers Truck Stops Adapt to Changing Appetites and Growing Numbers of `Four Wheel' Customers. 10-4 FARE
TWICE a day, Adele Platt and her 96-year-old father-in-law drive five miles from their adjacent homes for a meal at The Virginian Truck Center (Texaco) in Toms Brook, Va., 90 miles west of Washington, D.C., in the Shenandoah Valley."We eat the special...
Gorbachev, Nationalism, & the US
THE United States has an interest in the success of President Gorbachev and his policies of perestroika and glasnost. We want continued Soviet progress toward multiparty democracy and a market economy. We want new arms control agreements and further...
High Interest Rates: A Who-Dun-It?
WHAT'S responsible for this year's interest-rate hike?Bond yields since year-end are up 1-3/4 to 2-1/2 percentage points overseas. Domestic bonds moved in the same direction, with a rise of more than a point in government Treasuries. The Wall Street...
Intimate History of Ordinary People, Part IV
A HISTORY OF PRIVATE LIFE: FROM THE FIRES OF THE REVOLUTION TO THE GREAT WAR VOLUME IV. edited by Michelle Perrot, translated by Arthur Goldhammer, Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press/Harvard University Press, 713 pp., $39.95</P><P>WHOSE history...
Is the Crying over in South Africa?
YEARS ago, a white South African named Alan Paton wrote a book called "Cry, the Beloved Country."Paton was not a professional writer, but a prison administrator. Much of the book he scribbled on hotel stationery on lonely nights during a tour of Scandinavia...
It's a Hard-Knock Life on US Campuses Social Pressures - Drugs, Racism, Sexism - Are Disrupting College Communities, Says a Carnegie Foundation Report
THE ivory tower is crumbling.Life on college campuses is increasingly disrupted by rising crime rates, racism, sexism, and alienation, according to a report by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.The report, titled "Campus Life: In...
Latvia's `Go Slow' Approach
THE iron resolve of the Lithuanians for independence from the Soviet Union has made an impression on the entire world. The Baltics are going to be heard from until they get their independence, or at least their political autonomy.Yet the strong secessionist...
Leading Union Slashes West German Workweek
WHO wouldn't be happy with a 35-hour workweek - and more pay to boot?The employer who had to pay for it, of course. But this is just what two major unions in West Germany have won.West Germans already work fewer hours but are paid more than workers in...
Mainstream S. Africa Welcomes Pact but Negotiators Face Strong Criticism from Radicals and See Tough Bargaining Ahead. SOUTH AFRICA: GOVERNMENT-ANC ACCORD
MAINSTREAM South Africa has hailed the tentative agreement reached by the government and the African National Congress last week.The news has sent stock prices climbing on the bellwether Johannesburg exchange.And after a marathon session running late...
Malaysia Drives for Auto Exports IN SOUTH KOREA'S FOOTSTEPS?
A NEW engine of Malaysia's economy may be off and running after some cold starts. This engine is literally just that - an auto engine. After five years, the Proton Saga is gearing up for the world of global auto exports. Its outcome is certain to have...
Miami Warms Up to Culture Two Orchestras, a Resident Ballet, and Small Companies Ride Crest of New Wave Series: ARTS AROUND MIAMI. Part 1 of a 3-Part Series
SUN worshipers who come to Miami to bake on the sands find, perhaps to their surprise, some hot spots off the beach: The ballet. The symphony. The opera.Culture, with a capital C, is heating up in Miami. In just six years, the United States' southern-most...
News Currents
ECONOMY AND BUSINESS</P><P>President Bush will veto legislation requiring employers to give parents job leave to care for newborns or ill family members, White House Chief of Staff John Sununu told business leaders Monday. The Bush administration...
New York's Proposed Service Tax to Exempt Lawyers
THIS is a test of your budgetary IQ. Your state is looking at a billion dollars in red ink. Where do you turn first for money: janitors, lawyers, or computer programmers?If you answered "lawyers," then clearly you are not thinking like one - or like...
Old-Fashioned Food for the Long Haul
These recipes are from Robert Cooper, chef and co-manager of The Virginian Truck Center (Texaco) in Toms Brook, Va. BROWN BETTY Bread Mixture 4 cups day-old white bread, in 1/2-inch cubes 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 cup brown sugar...
Palestinian Radical Vows to Intensify Intifadah Resistance
AS a measure of the distance traveled in recent months even by radical members of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), George Habash acknowledges a shift in his own position:"Myself, the state I'm demanding now is the West Bank, East Jerusalem,...
Partisan Politics Mark Tax Clash Former `Miracle' State Faces Epic Fiscal Woes; Democrats Say `Hike,' Republicans Say `Cut'. MASSACHUSETTS
MASSACHUSETTS' political drama begins a new act this week as legislators gird for a fight over newly proposed tax increases and budget reforms.Lawmakers who failed to agree on more than stopgap measures last year are now under heightened pressure as...
Peace Group Has Run-Ins with Israeli Military Israelis and Palestinians Jog to Foster Friendship, but Army Sees Weekly Gathering as Potential Threat and Bans Runs in the Occupied Territories
WALID ABU SROUR claims he was asleep in his home at the Aida Palestinian refugee camp recently when Israeli soldiers burst in, dragged him outside and delivered an unusual message."They asked me if I am running for peace," says the barrel-chested Abu...
PLO Leadership Reassesses Its Options for Salvaging Peace Bid but Frustration over Delays Is Gaining Ground among Rank and File
DISILLUSIONED by the meager dividends of their 18-month-old peace offensive, leaders of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) are preparing to reassess their strategy for achieving a Palestinian state.At a November 1988 meeting of the Palestine...
States and Mergers
STATES - and presumably US consumers - were given a significant victory recently by the nation's highest court. The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously that states and other nonfederal parties may challenge a merger transaction based on federal antitrust...
The Mystery and Physics of Dance
AT the age of 29 I decided to become a dancer, about 15 years past the time I should have started. It wasn't an entirely serendipitous decision. There had been some leanings in that direction as far back as fifth grade, when I had had the neatest teacher...
US Andean Plan Seen as Risky to Democracies Experts Worry US Military Support Will Shift Balance of Power, Raising Possibility of Coups
THE president of Bolivia arrived in Washington this week as the US drug-war strategy reached a delicate spot.On Monday, United States officials were still hopeful that President Jaime Paz Zamora - before he leaves Washington - would sign an agreement...
US Thirst for Oil Harder to Slake Domestic Production Is Declining, and the Nation Is Increasing Reliance on Foreign Sources. ENERGY: OIL CONSUMPTION
PRODUCTION of oil in the United States is declining so rapidly that energy experts now say the US is potentially more susceptible to the disruption of its energy supplies than it was during the oil embargo of the 1970s.Former Energy Secretary James Schlesinger...
What Are Adults for, after All?
THERE'S rarely a happier moment than when those family members in the 9-to-10 age range discover adult proficiency.The reason probably is that most grown-up activities are taken for granted. You know - driving a car, fixing a blown fuse, unclogging a...