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 September 19, 1990

A Small, Cheap Rebellion
ON a late afternoon subway ride, where even wisdom has a right to bloom, I heard a man say he was the oldest man in the world. A lie, of course. He was dewy eyed in his mid-20s. The subway was crowded - packed, in fact - and he was morose over the heaviness...
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`Big Green' Is a Big Dilemma
AS often happens in California, the biggest political stakes this November aren't in the races for high state office. In the governor's race, for example, Democrat Dianne Feinstein and Republican Pete Wilson are engaged in a low-octane contest for the...
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Burma's Junta Sits Tight against Opponents but Analysts Say Tensions Could Come to a Boil This Month When Burma Observes a Number of Key Political Landmarks
EARLIER this month, Hla Maw hoped for a new antigovernment outburst in his native Burma.But then Burmese military rulers, who have refused to surrender power since opponents swept May elections, rounded up the few resistance leaders not already under...
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China's Command Economy Slows Bid to Join GATT
CHINA plans to push on tomorrow with what foreign analysts call its uphill effort to enter the group of nations that referees world trade.Chinese officials hope to convince the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) in Geneva that China's economy...
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Come Rain or Mud or Broken Axle - Part II Alice Huyler Ramsey Pushes across the US in a Sturdy Maxwell, Becoming the First Woman Ever to Drive Coast to Coast Series: Come Rain or Mud or Broken Axle. Part 2 of a 2-Part Series
ALICE HUYLER RAMSEY drove her Maxwell on a northern route, across New York State, into Ohio, then Illinois, then into Iowa where for 13 days she fought her way through rainstorms which transformed the dirt roads into a crucible of mud. She and her three...
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Commercialism versus Culture
THE glasnost era is Western democracy's celebrated moment in history. But before we globalize America's commercial culture, we need to re-examine that culture and what it is doing for us.Put simply: Omnipresent commercialism is wrecking America. Our...
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Customer Satisfaction Seen as Barometer of Success
THE old business maxim of "listening to your customers" has traditionally tended to be more observed in principle than practice, according to management experts. Rather, corporations have measured their performance by balance sheet data such as sales,...
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Dynamic Dinosaurs on Display Museum Exhibit Includes Animated Creatures That Roar, Rove, and Sometimes Scare Visitors
YOU hear them before you see them. From out of the dark primeval ooze of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History here come roars, groans, bellows, screams, shrieks, growls, and even a few hisses.We are talking dinosaur audio,...
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Economists Predict Mild Recession for US Slow Growth, Rise in Oil Prices Prompt Many to Forecast Economic Downturn This Year or Next
THE United States economy has just fallen into a recession or will do so within several months.That is what a majority of economic forecasters are saying. The "soft landing" hoped for by the Federal Reserve System and other economic policymakers is going...
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Food That Unlocks Your Memory Cookbook Author Lora Brody Urges People to Preserve Their Family's Culinary Heritage
WHETHER it's Mom's apple pie, your hometown diner's tuna melt, or cherry-flavored PEZ, certain foods undoubtedly bring back the comforts of childhood.Lora Brody knows this well. As author of "Cooking With Memories" (New York: Penguin Books) she talks...
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Good News from the Gulf Crisis
WE are far from out of the Gulf crisis, and there may be perils aplenty ahead.Yet if we look beyond the immediacy of events, we can perceive a number of positive and constructive longterm trends developing.Far and away the most significant is the revitalization...
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Iran Sees No-Win Situation in Gulf Tehran Worries Stalemate Leaves Country Caught between US and Iraq
IRANIAN politicians are startled and dismayed by the impact of Iraq's invasion of Kuwait on the Arab and Islamic worlds and on the international community, according to Western observers in Tehran.The tortuous style of many current Iranian newspaper...
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Judge Souter's Views on Stewarding the Constitution
FOLLOWING are excerpts from US Supreme Court nominee David Souter's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee: On abortion:"I have not got any agenda on what should be done with Roe v. Wade if that case were brought before me. I will listen to...
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Judicial-Activism Stance Draw Fire Conservatives Wary of Notion That Court Fills "Vacuum" Left by Congress or White House. SOUTER HEARINGS
JUDGE DAVID SOUTER has stirred modest concern among several conservative members of the Senate Judiciary Committee with some of his statements on judicial activism.Judge Souter said that one reason past Supreme Courts have taken active stances is that...
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L.A. Artfest Broke through Some Cultural Barriers the 16-Day, Countywide Event Brought Local Ethnic Groups Together and Offered Exotic Theater and Music from Countries of the Pacific Rim
THE mammoth Los Angeles Festival - a 16-day arts celebration with the audacious goal of bringing this culturally diverse city closer together - ended Sunday. But did it actually succeed in breaking through any barriers between ethnic and economic groups?"It...
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Lively Documentary Revisits the '60S FILM: REVIEW
DOCUMENTARY film has taken on new popularity in the past couple of years. Pictures like "Roger & Me" and "The Thin Blue Line" have shown - once again - that nonfiction movies can be as gripping, as witty, and as personal as anything Hollywood has to...
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News Currents
CRISIS IN THE GULF</P><P>United States Defense Secretary Dick Cheney fired the US Air Force's top general for spelling out publicly a war scenario involving bombing Baghdad and trying to kill President Saddam Hussein in the process. Cheney...
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Nicaragua's Economic Slide with Unemployment, Inflation Woes, Chamorro Struggle for Consensus with Sandinistas
FOR more than 10 years, Juana Estrada has worked in Managua's main outdoor market selling coffee, soap, and other sundries to support her family of five.Sales have always been enough to put food on the table and afford other basic necessities, she says....
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Oil Shock a Boon for Wood Stoves HEATING ALTERNATIVE
THE Iraqi oil crisis is rekindling interest in wood-burning stoves.Sales are already up noticeably in New England, where oil is a common home-heating agent. Iraq's invasion of Kuwait last month has renewed public awareness of the region's vulnerability...
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Please! Choose My Backyard!
AT first glance, you may not think of a single reason why you'd want a solid- or hazardous-waste facility in your community. "Not in my backyard" is the phrase that comes to mind when residents contemplate the desirability of locating landfills, incinerators,...
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Reforming Soviet Economy: It's Moderates vs. Radicals
THE Soviet parliament and the parliaments of all the union republics must now choose between two clearly differing paths to a market economy.The government program is a self-described "moderate-radical" plan. The more radical "500-day program" is the...
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Relief for Gulf Refugees
ALTHOUGH the plight of the refugees in Jordan eased a bit last week, the crisis is not over. And it could suddenly grow worse.Since Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait, thousands of refugees, mostly foreign workers, have fled that country. Those from...
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Soviet Reforms at the Crossroads Political Battle Is Just Beginning over Country's Shift from Rigid Planning to a Market Economy
ECONOMIC plans are nothing new for the Soviet Union. But the two programs put before the Soviet people this past week mark a historic departure.For the first time, the Soviet Union must choose, not only between plans but between systems.The choice is...
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Study Backs Job Skill Plan for Welfare Moms
IF a welfare mother is given job training and education related to a specific job, she's far more likely to increase her employability and wages than if she's given remedial education first.That is the finding of a Rockefeller Foundation study released...
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The Civil War in American Memory Each Generation Views the Eternal Yet Changing History of the Conflict between the States through Its Own Prism
THE CIVIL WAR: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY. Edited by Geoffrey C. Ward, with Ric Burns and Ken Burns, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 426 pp., $50 THE CIVIL WAR BATTLEFIELD GUIDE. Edited by Frances H. Kennedy, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 318 pp., $16.95 (paper);...
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Tight Budgets Strap State and Local Courts DELAYED JUSTICE
IN the frenzied morning atmosphere at Dorchester District Court, assistant court clerk James Buckley rarely finds time to catch his breath.Dashing from one end of the room to the other, Mr. Buckley answers queries from the lawyers, police officers, and...
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Transforming Prayer
HER family seemed trapped in a web of difficulties. "I can't see any possibility for change on the horizon -- that's what sinks my heart," she confided to her friend.When her friend shared some ideas he'd learned about prayer through his study of Christian...
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