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 9, 1990

African Nations to Send Military Force to Liberia
CONFLICTS in two parts of the world are prompting an international military response this week - one in the Persian Gulf, the other in Africa.President Bush's dispatching of United States troops and fighter planes to Saudi Arabia in the face of military...
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Afrikaners Propose White Homeland in South Africa Moves toward Political Liberalization in South Africa Have Spurred Growing White Resistance by a Range of Right-Wing Groups, Now Broadly Estimated at about One-Third of the White Population. Some Are Involved in Armed Action and Bombings to Halt Moves towards Power-Sharing. Others Advocate the Creation of a Separate White Homeland. and the "Silent Majority" Are Anxious and Uncertain, but Not Committed to Any Political Model. the Monitor Talks with Two Proponents of a White Homeland
PROFESSOR Carel Boshoff sports the cropped remains of a gray beard he grew two years ago to celebrate the 150th anniversary of an arduous journey by Afrikaner pioneers known as Voortrekkers.The doughty Dutch-descended settlers set off from the Cape Province...
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After Reading Again Martin Buber's "I and Thou"
I see my neighbor slowly leading a lame horse down a steep ridge behind my place: "Boge!" I call sharply (His real name is Harold). "Are you lost?" I ask in fun. He stops to wait, the horse bends to graze, and Boge's wire glasses glint in the...
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ANC Lays Down Arms
THE road to peace and political justice in South Africa is filled with potholes. Soon, however, it will be emptied of land mines. Which means that those traveling down it can pick up speed.After a marathon negotiating session Monday between representatives...
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A Setback for Pakistan
THE ouster of Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in what appears to be a "soft" coup by the military is a backwards step for that country. The ouster is no surprise - though the swiftness of it is.President Ghulam Ishaq Khan, no doubt acting in...
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Bald Eagle Soars toward Recovery Only in the South Are Recovery Programs Failing to Meet Goals for Reintroduction. NATIONAL SYMBOL Series: WINDOWS ON AMERICA. Part 27 of a Series
WILLIAM DAVIS peers through a spotting scope at a large nest in a tree about 300 yards away."How's the kid?" asks Henry Rys Jr., who lives on the land Mr. Davis uses as his observation post."She looks great!" replies Mr. Davis, eagle project leader of...
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Brazil Finds Niche in Plane Market COMMUTER AIR TRAVEL
THE crew may not speak Portuguese, the piped-in music may not be a rhumba, but the next commuter plane you fly may well be Brazilian.Embraer, Brazil's state-controlled aircraft manufacturer, sells about 140 planes a year to United States and European...
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Can `Opinion' Be Libelous?
FOR more than 25 years - since standards for proving press defamation were fashioned in New York Times Co. v. Sullivan (1964) and expanded on in later cases - newspaper editorial writers and columnists have been considered immune from libel actions by...
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Could Oil Price Rise Save Canada from Recession?
CANADA is heading straight for a recession, if it isn't in one already.That's the probability painted by Statistics Canada, the government statistical bureau. But economists say the spike in oil prices could ease a slump, or at least speed up recovery...
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Facing Reality in the Arabian Peninsula
THE sound of gunfire in Kuwait had barely died away before post-mortems began in Washington on why the United States appeared to be surprised by the Iraqi invasion. But even had confirmed knowledge of Iraqi intentions been available, obstacles would...
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Give Me Your Skilled to Be Competitive, the US Must Open Its Doors to Workers from Abroad
THE United States faces a daunting challenge: improving its ability to compete in an ever-changing world economy. To hone that competitive edge, the US should embrace more skilled workers from abroad. Instead, we are turning them away.Thousands of the...
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God's Love and Law
RECENTLY I was thinking about some of my favorite high-school teachers. A couple of them, I remember, set a very serious tone on the first day of school. With gravity, and even a touch of severity, they told us there was much ground to cover. It was...
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Grass-Roots Coalition Rallies Behind Loggers
UNTIL recently, warriors in the political fights over preserving natural resources were divided into business interests and environmental activists. Sophisticated lobbyists in the media, state houses, and halls of Congress dueled over issues like the...
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Gulf States Alarmed by Threat of War
THE small Arab oil-producing states of the Gulf have been watching with great anxiety the worsening crisis caused by the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.These countries - Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and Oman - thrive on oil sales and on business...
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Hussein Sniffed Trouble in Kuwait
SADDAM HUSSEIN risked international condemnation and great power reprisals when he invaded neighboring Kuwait, a tiny oil-rich nation whose increasingly free intellectual and political atmosphere sounded bells of warning for Iraq's dictator.Western analysts...
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Incumbents Dominate State Primary Elections in Kansas, Michigan, Missouri
KANSAS Gov. Mike Hayden survived a primary scare, edging a Republican opponent who had blamed him for higher property taxes.Governor Hayden narrowly defeated real estate executive Nestor Weigand Jr., the strongest of five primary challengers. With all...
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Iraq Crisis Reflects Shift in World Alliances Bush Credited with Drawing Global Support for Bold Action against Hussein
THE sharp American-led response to Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait has drawn international support to a degree unprecedented since World War II.This broad consensus could be a sign of the new world order after the cold war or just...
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Iraq Crisis Reflects Shift in World Alliances Soviet Condemnation of Iraq Signals New Policy Direction
THE Soviet Union has carefully signaled its support for the buildup of US and Western military forces in the Persian Gulf.The dispatch of two warships from the Soviet Indian Ocean flotilla into the Gulf, diplomatic sources here believe, is a step toward...
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Kenyans Make Use of New Opening for Political Debate
KENYA'S political debate is widening to include issues far beyond election changes, as the country faces a United States freeze on military aid. Kenyan church leaders, lawyers, and businessmen are again calling for multiparty elections.Just a month ago,...
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Marriner's `Magic Wand' since Recording the Score to `Amadeus,' His Orchestra Has Soared in Popularity. MUSIC: INTERVIEW
IT is now revealed. One of the most inspired music deals in film history was clinched during a mad dash between two airports.Sir Neville Marriner, the celebrated British conductor, remembers the occasion well. It was in New York. Three men eager to make...
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Master Drawings with A Spontaneous Edge Museum in Rotterdam Sends Some of Its Prized Collection to United States for the First Time. ART: REVIEW
AN exquisite exhibition of master drawings from the Netherlands - spanning the 14th through the 18th centuries - has come to the United States. Totaling 104 sheets, "Five Centuries of Master Drawings From the Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam"...
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News Currents
IRAQI INVASION</P><P>A group of Saudi Arabian tanks and troops were seen moving north toward the border with Iraqi-occupied Kuwait, a Japanese oil source said Aug. 8. The Washington Post reported that Iraqi military forces appeared to...
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Of Wild Beasts and Gallant Knights
WHENEVER the subject comes up, my wife won't let me forget it.`You ran!" she says in smiling accusation.`I didn't exactly run," I retort in mock indignation. "I was merely putting some distance between me and the monster. Besides, I thought you were...
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Oregon's Other Threatened Species: The Timber Worker
ALONG the North Santiam River, which flows out of Detroit Lake about an hour east of Salem, Oregon, log trucks thunder out of the Cascade Mountains and into the Young & Morgan mill yard, kicking up dust. Screaming steel blades are soon whittling the...
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Right-Wing Leader Defends Armed Effort to Thwart Reform Moves toward Political Liberalization in South Africa Have Spurred Growing White Resistance by a Range of Right-Wing Groups, Now Broadly Estimated at about One-Third of the White Population. Some Are Involved in Armed Action and Bombings to Halt Moves towards Power-Sharing. Others Advocate the Creation of a Separate White Homeland. and the "Silent Majority" Are Anxious and Uncertain, but Not Committed to Any Political Model. the Monitor Talks with Two Proponents of a White Homeland
ROBERT VAN TONDER will never be the same after July 6.That day about 35 armed policeman burst into his home before dawn, trained a video camera on him, and spent three hours searching his home.It was a scene familiar to a generation of black activists....
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The Incredible Life of a Victorian Adventurer
CAPTAIN SIR RICHARD FRANCIS BURTON: THE SECRET AGENT WHO MADE THE PILGRIMAGE TO MECCA, DISCOVERED THE KAMA SUTRA, AND BROUGHT THE ARABIAN NIGHTS TO THE WEST By Edward Rice, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 522 pp., $35</P><P>RICHARD...
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US Military in Gulf Builds toward Blockade of Iraq the Kuwait Crisis Has Cast a Pall over Gulf Oil Exporters as the US Boosts Its Armed Presence in the Region. Relieved at the Iran-Iraq War's End, They Again Face the Prospect of Battles in Their Backyard
THE smoldering crisis in the Middle East has sparked perhaps the largest and most complex overseas deployment of United States military force since the Vietnam War.Basing US troops and jets in Saudi Arabia is a fateful step for both countries. For the...
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Writing and Fishing
IT was honorable to study English. A generation ago, before government grants skewed higher learning to fields where contracts and equipment dominate, a student could major in literature or creative writing without apology. Less so now.Then, to a number...
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Young Miscalculates, Loses Georgia Runoff Primary Was Contest of Savvy vs. Lackluster More Than Race. NO `FIRE IN THE BELLY'
ANDREW YOUNG began his campaign to be the first black governor of Georgia by optimistically courting white voters in conservative, rural counties. But in the closing days of the race, he was working desperately just to hold his core of black support...
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