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 31, 1990

A Possible Breakthough in Burma
LIKE Eastern Europeans and Nicaraguans before them, it appears Burma's long-repressed voters have uncorked a surprise. To the shock of military rulers who have gripped the country for 20 years, initial returns indicate most Burmese cast ballots for members...
A Somber Refrain for East Bloc Rock MUSIC: EASTERN EUROPE
FOR Warsaw rock star Zbigniew Holdys, business was much better in the dark days of martial-law Poland. As leader of Perfect, Poland's leading anti-government rock band, Holdys commanded hundreds of thousands of die-hard fans."I was superstar in Poland,"...
Battered Opposition Regroups ROMANIA
THE final results of Romania's May 20 general elections confirmed that the country's feeble and divided opposition will have to wait for the next elections, scheduled in two years, to bring change to the country.President-elect Ion Iliescu, who won 85.1...
Beijing Revives `Opium War' to Combat Liberalism
CHINA'S leaders are blowing the dust off neglected archives in an attempt to use history to avert democracy protests.Beijing is rallying China in a modern-day "opium war," comparing liberalism to the foreign-born poppy that ravaged the country for more...
Breaking Away from the Past
MIKHAIL GORBACHEV has escaped anxious domestic turmoil for a few days with his trip to Canada and the United States. But it will be there for his return.The failure of a belief system, not just the collapse of an economy, lies at the heart of the Soviet...
Bush Strong as Summit Talks Get under Way Weakness Is Gorbachev's Major Strength
NOT in decades have the superpower leaders met at a summit on such unequal footing: George Bush is holding most of the cards.As he and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev ponder how to move out of their 40-year nuclear stare-down, their talking points...
Colombia's New Chief
NOTHING reveals the central challenge facing the new president of Colombia, Cesar Gaviria Trujillo, so clearly as the manner in which he became the Liberal Party candidate. Mr. Gaviria was managing the campaign of Luis Carlos Galan last August when Mr....
Competition in Canada Could Cut Calling Costs
LONG distance rates in Canada are as much as five times higher than in the United States. But that could change.Bell Canada, the monopoly telephone company, may be about to get some competition. A company called Unitel Communications Inc. plans to ask...
Democracy and Nationalism in Yugoslavia
THE trouble with democracy is that people vote the way they want rather than the way they "should." Consequently, election results can be not only wildly unexpected, but downright inconvenient.Such is the case in Yugoslavia, where last month the first...
Drug War Takes Its Toll on Integrity of US Law Enforcers
AMERICA'S war on illegal narcotics has a new worry: corrupt cops.Huge bribes from drug smugglers and dealers are threatening law enforcement efforts along the Southwest border, as well as in major cities and small towns. Officials are troubled."There's...
Eastern Europe a Hot Destination Western Tourists, Eager to Explore the `New Europe,' May Catch Host Countries Underprepared. TRAVEL
AMERICAN tourists setting their sites on a vacation this year in the newly democratic countries of East and Central Europe may find their holidays hampered somewhat by an iron curtain of unpreparedness in the local tourist industry.Western Europeans...
Ensnarled in the Mideast
UNLIKE Robert Polhill and Frank Reed, the hostages who were recently released, journalists Charles Glass and Jeremy Levin escaped from their Lebanese captors. New books by Glass and by Levin's wife, Sis, tell how. Despite the similar topics, the two...
Florida Judge Brings Innovative Ideas to System INTERVIEW: JUVENILE JUDGE
AS an assistant Florida state attorney, Tom Petersen spent 1985-89 on leave, working as a sort of entrepreneur-idealist in Dade County's most troubled neighborhoods.He achieved national recognition for turning empty community centers in public housing...
Foreign Muslims Blamed for Unrest CHINA'S XINJIANG PROVINCE
CHINA is tightening its strict controls over Muslims in an effort to wipe out separatist unrest in the far western region of Xinjiang.The government has strengthened its restraints on the influence of Islam on society, politics, and culture since an...
Joy, Not Suffering
ONE morning at work I began to feel ill, and when I left for lunch I didn't think I'd make it back that afternoon. I began to pray and went to my apartment nearby.As a student of Christian Science, I regularly study the Bible and Science and Health with...
Letting States Do It
LIBERALS are becoming increasingly concerned that the federal judiciary, including the United States Supreme Court, is chipping away at the rights of individuals.And prospects of even more conservative federal jurists appointed by President Bush raise...
Mixing the Poor with the Fine despite Masterworks, a Soviet Loan Show of French Art Is Dulled by Lesser Paintings. ART: REVIEW
THE loan exhibition of 51 French paintings from two Russian museums here - Leningrad's Hermitage and Moscow's Pushkin State Museum - inspires contradictory responses:One is grateful to see incredible masterworks by such artists as Poussin, Boucher, Ingres,...
Navy's Leaky Probe
THE blue-water Navy is red-faced.The Navy's discomfiture is caused by new findings that throw into serious question its conclusions about the explosion last year aboard the battleship USS Iowa. Forty-seven seamen died in a flaming gun turret when a 16-inch...
News Currents
EUROPE AND THE SOVIET UNION</P><P>The Supreme Soviet overwhelmingly rejected a bid by radical deputies to hold an unprecedented no-confidence vote in the government May 29, and deferred action on President Mikhail Gorbachev's market economy...
Newspaper Columns as Art
THIS impressive work of art gives a different meaning to the words "newspaper column." It is a portentous procession of 25-ft. high, 6-ft. diameter classical columns - built out of newspapers. Over 100 tons of newspapers.This might suggest a work of...
New York's Korean Grocery Turmoil Rooted in Cultural and Economic Conditions Quieter Tone in Flatbush Neighborhood, but Recent Racial Tension Highlights Economic Plight of City's Blacks
KOREAN shop-owners and black customers, bristling at each other. A boycott, angry words, and an urgent appeal from the mayor. As these events unfolded in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn recently, New York City appeared poised for a long, hot summer...
Organic Farming Gains Ground from East to Midwest to West, More American Farmers Are Growing Crops without Chemicals. TRENDS IN AGRICULTURE Series: WINDOWS ON AMERICA. Part 18 of a Series
THE long, cold winter is over for organic farming.Once the preserve of iconoclast farmers, the organic movement is growing popular. Once shunned as unworkable, environmentally sensitive agriculture is gaining respect.Exact definitions of organic, low-input,...
S. Africa Balances Equality, Growth Business, ANC Leaders Grapple with Economy. ECONOMIC FUTURE
SOUTH African business leaders, alienated by previous threats of nationalization, are more hopeful now that they can reach a compromise on the structure of a post-apartheid economy.The reason for the change of mood was a summit held in Johannesburg on...
The Victors in Romania - a Split Image They Are Reformers Committed to Rebuilding the Country
THE National Salvation Front (FSN) and interim President Ion Iliescu have won a convincing victory in Romania. But, to accept Western press accounts, many correspondents of which have seen Romania only from the Intercontinental Hotel in Bucharest, one...
The Victors in Romania - a Split Image They're `Neo-Bolsheviks' Who Deceived a Tense Electorate
IN recent Romanian elections, the most anticommunist people in Eastern Europe had the chance to get rid of communism and apparently missed it. Instead of overwhelmingly defeating the neo-Bolshevik National Salvation Front (FSN) led by veteran apparatchik...
Timisoara: Crucible of the Revolution Maps New Strategies
IN the face of the defeat that left opposition parties with almost no say in politics, members of the opposition Timisoara Society are rethinking their future strategy."We have to stop talking about politics and start making it - at the local levels....
US Wary of Japan-EC Cross-Fire AUTOMOBILE EXPORTS
THE Bush administration wants Japan to exclude Japanese cars made in the United States from any export restraint agreement that Tokyo negotiates with the European Community (EC).US negotiators recently raised the issue in the Uruguay Round of talks of...
Where the Socially-Conscious Travelers Go Volunteer Vacations May Not Promise Rest and Relaxation, but Offer the Chance to Better the World. TRAVEL
BUD PHILBROOK wanted a conventional honeymoon. His then-fiancee, Michelle Gran, wanted something different. They compromised by spending a week at Disney World and a week working in a rural village in Guatemala. Their unusual trip planted the seed for...