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 14, 1990

Anniversary of the Mystery Queen
QUESTION: Which female detective in fiction is tough, tenacious, cynical, single, and unsurprised by the worst in human nature? Is it Sue Grafton's Kinsey Milhone, who wears blue jeans and an attitude? Sara Paretsky's Chicago sleuth V.I. Warshawski,...
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A Right to Know Souter
AMERICANS need to know a lot more about Supreme Court nominee David Souter than has yet come to light. If confirmed, he'll be filling one of the nation's most important posts at a time when critical questions of individual rights - regarding privacy,...
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Bay State Politics Take on Cartoon Style an Evening with the Simpsons, or the Campaign for Governor? - a Letter from Massachusetts
WHO needs the Simpsons, TV's feuding cartoon family?Certainly not Massachusetts voters. We've had the campaign for next Tuesday's primary elections to watch.The plot goes like this: As the SS Massachusetts Miracle sinks slowly into a sea of budget deficits...
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Big Rise in Executions Reported in China
CHINA on Thursday denounced as "slander" a new Amnesty International report condemning the government for executing hundreds of people in its harshest crackdown on crime since 1983.Beijing implicity rejected an appeal by the London-based human rights...
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`Brother, Can You Spare a Billion?'
OF all the questions being uncovered in the hot sands of Saudi Arabia these days, few are touchier than the one the United States is ever so tactfully raising: Who will pick up the tab for the US military presence in the Persian Gulf?American allies...
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Bush Officials Lobby Congress to Cancel Egypt's Military Debt
THE Bush administration has begun pressing for legislation in Congress to forgive Egypt's $7 billion military debt to the United States.Deputy Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger started to court the House and Senate this week. Egypt and other potential...
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Celebrities and Celebrations
A POPULAR comedienne once confessed that her dream was not to be a star but a waitress. She longed to shed the humdrum life of acting in front of sell-out Broadway crowds in the hope that she might get that once-in-a-lifetime break: a call to step in...
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Enough Wind to Fill Our Sail
ONCE again it is the Florida hurricane season. As someone who grew up in Florida, I know how destructive and frightening these hurricanes can be, and I don't make light of them. But I do want to point out that, for kids at least, there are certain things...
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German Treaty Signals `New Era' in Europe West German Foreign Minister Stresses Importance of German Relations with Soviets and East European Countries
WITH the signing of a treaty fully restoring the sovereignty of a unified Germany, "we have drawn a line under World War II and started keeping the time of a new era," Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze said Wednesday.The Germany treaty was...
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Ghost from Vietnam: The Budget
THE specter of Vietnam looms large as Secretary of State James Baker has acknowledged that the US will now keep a long-term military presence in the Persian Gulf. Almost 100,000 US troops are already there. Those who raise the prospect of another quagmire...
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India Pushes for Food Aid to Its Refugees in Iraq Diplomatic Squabbling at the UN over When Humanitarian Aid to Iraq Is Allowed Has Delayed Indian Help for Stranded Citizens
NEARLY 175,000 Indians trapped in Kuwait and Iraq are experiencing serious shortages of food, water, and other essentials, according to Indian officials.India, along with China and other countries, has mounted an international diplomatic effort to pressure...
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Japan in the Gulf: Good Field, No Hit
DESPITE pledges of billions of dollars, so far Japan has not passed the first test of its would-be role as a big-league player in the Gulf crisis. This is reflected not only in the congressional ire that exploded during the week but in the private comments...
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Kung Fu Monks! China's Shaolin Monastery Has Withstood Foreign Invaders, Political Oppressions, and Fickle Warlords to Remain a Place of Meditation and Martial Arts
IN order to hear "the sound of one hand clapping," Buddhist monk Shi Yongpan makes an uncanny noise all his own. A soft thud comes from within a darkened hall painted in red lacquer.Inside, Mr. Shi is bracing himself for long bouts of Chan (Zen) meditation...
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Legal Aid Remains a Hostage to Ideology
THE federal Legal Services Corporation (LSC), which was battered by conservative assaults during the Reagan administration, remains a hostage to ideological critics of legal aid to the poor under a new board of directors appointed by President Bush.The...
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More US Immigrants Seeking Welfare
IMMIGRANTS in the United States are nowadays more likely to be on welfare than their predecessors two decades ago.That's an expensive shift. Economist George Borjas estimates the latest groups of immigrants will receive at least $30 billion in welfare...
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Networks Offer a New Mix against Mounting Competition, They Count on Comedy - and Some Crime Shows. TELEVISION: FALL SEASON
IN analyzing the fall television season, one finds this point clear: You should be laughing more and hearing police sirens less.Of the 34 new programs scheduled on the four networks, 22 are comedies, mostly family based, with five geared to a youthful...
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News Currents
CRISIS IN THE GULF</P><P>Gen. Colin Powell, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, planned yesterday to tour United States military positions in eastern Saudi Arabia to assess the American forces.... Iraqi troops are hunting foreigners...
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Pakistan Corruption Trials to Determine Bhutto's Future
`SHE's infuriating. She's a lousy manager. And, she's maleable. But she's the only one," says a senior official of the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) about party leader Benazir Bhutto.Many Pakistanis believe that Ms. Bhutto, who was ousted from her post...
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Panama Probes US Troop Conduct
PANAMA CITY car salesman Gilberto Arosemena says memories of what happened on Dec. 22 still jolt him from sleep some nights.When three US armored troop carriers suddenly pulled into his Altos del Chase neighborhood two nights after the United States...
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Soviet Oil Fields Draw US Interest MOSBACHER IN MOSCOW
WITH world oil supplies disrupted by the Persian Gulf crisis, the United States Commerce Department is accelerating efforts to put American expertise to work in Soviet oil fields.Today, 15 chief executive officers of major US corporations wound up a...
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Still Delivering One-Liners, Bob Hope Savors 43rd TV Year TELEVISION: INTERVIEW
BOB HOPE had just finished taping his first TV special of the season - based on his bestseller, "Don't Shoot, It's Only Me" - airing tomorrow, 10-11 p.m., on NBC.He leaned back in his favorite wicker chair in the family room of his San Fernando Valley...
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The Summer's Violence
CIVILIZED people everywhere were hit hard last week by the story of the fatal subway stabbing in New York. A young tourist from Utah in town to see the US Open tennis tournament was killed while defending his parents from a gang.It's been a violent summer...
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TV's `Idea Man' Philo Farnsworth
ABOUT a month ago, Aug. 19, Philo Farnsworth would have turned 84. Who, you ask, was Philo Farnsworth? That so many of us do not know the name is precisely the injustice I wish to see corrected. Farnsworth - one of the great American inventors of television...
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UN Prepares to Approve Aid to Refugees in Iraq
The United Nations Security Council was preparing yesterday to authorize humanitarian shipments of food to civilians in Iraq and occupied Kuwait, according to Council members and diplomats.After days of intensive negotiations aimed at preventing a breach...
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Washington's Voters Emphatically Write End to the Marion Barry Era the Nation's Capital Will Begin a New Political Era Nov. 6, When Democrats Nominated in Tuesday's Primary Are Expected to Win the General Election
AFTER an election season overshadowed by the drug trial of Mayor Marion Barry, Washingtonians uprooted the political establishment in the Democratic primary this week.It is widely viewed here as a balm for the capital's wounded image as a drug-ridden,...
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When the First Hot Lunch Came to a Maine School
ADDRESSED to "postal patron" the notice came that school would open on September 4th, and that hot lunches would be served starting that same day. This gastronomic comcomitant to inculcated culture is good news, and I must rehash my favorite hot-lunch...
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White House, Congress Spar over Energy Policy
FOR the third time in 17 years, Middle East instability has energized Washington to talk about energy.The current Persian Gulf crisis has spotlighted the importance of reducing growing United States dependence on imported oil for almost half of its energy.From...
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