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 October 2, 1990

Algerians Worry That Instability Will Follow Free Electionsin 1991
WHEN Algerians go to the polls for legislative elections early next year, it will be this North African country's first truly representative vote since independence in 1962.The elections will be watched closely across North Africa and in Europe to see...
Budget Plan Faces Hard Sell on Capitol Hill Lobbyists Marshal Forces over $60 Billion in Medicare Cuts; Some in GOP Balk at Tax Hikes
THE nation's top political leaders took five months of intense bargaining to craft significant budget cuts.That was the easy part.The battle that the negotiators have said all along will be the hard part has begun - selling the deal to a majority in...
Call Me Ishmael
RECENTLY I purchased a used pickup truck, a white half-ton with a short bed, gold striping, and oversized tires. Parked, it sits casually with its bed slightly raked. I imagine it at rest. Not many years ago it might have been a dapple-gray gelding (it...
Donors Scuffle over Aid to Jordan International Fund Set Up to Help Affected Nations; Crown Prince Hassan Defends Jordan. GULF CONFLICT
THE Gulf Crisis Financial Coordination Group (GCFCG) - created last week to distribute international assistance for Jordan, Egypt, and Turkey - is called an emergency measure. But the actual disbursement of money may not be so fast, as it becomes ensnared...
East and West Germans Race to Finish Unity Preparations
`SUCH a hectic!" as the Germans say.This characterizes the pace in Berlin as the city counts down to reunification, which occurs at 12 midnight tonight.The "hectic," however, is not what an outsider might expect - a kind of joyous frenzy preceding a...
Embattled Bhutto Responds to Her Critics INTERVIEW
IN a recent phone interview with MonitoRadio correspondent Pat Bodnar, Benazir Bhutto talked from Karachi about her plans for regaining power.Frequent criticism has been voiced about the government's naivete and your making too many compromises with...
Germany's Year
TOMORROW is the biggest day in what has certainly been Germany's year. And what a year! The Berlin Wall tumbled. With speed no one anticipated, East and West Germany voted to reunify and took care of innumerable legal and political details, including...
How Long Will Support Last?
A KEY question - perhaps the key question related to the US military commitment in the Persian Gulf - is how long American public support can be sustained. This question can be broken down into several additional queries - all of which are being pondered...
`Loose Lips Sink Ships' - and Start Wars
WHAT makes the Gulf crisis so terrifying is the multiplication of fuse points, the most volatile of which is the careless use of language. The wrong words can touch off a disaster of unimaginable proportions. Given the combustibility of a situation in...
Making Movies That Fill a Vacuum Charles Burnett Wants to Correct Stereotypes by Conveying Black Society's Uniqueness and Moral Sense. FILM: INTERVIEW
`NEVER go to bed angry" is a piece of advice filmmaker Charles Burnett heard when he was growing up.It's the kind of saying that sounds like plain common sense but may also have a touch of superstition attached to it. The nuances of African-American...
NASA vs. Private Enterprise
THIS has been a plague year for NASA: The flawed Hubble Space Telescope, a grounded shuttle fleet, the Magellan orbiter around Venus behaving erratically, and more mirror troubles with the new generation of weather satellites.The National Space Council...
News Currents
CRISIS IN THE GULF</P><P>Iraq said yesterday it would free nine French nationals held as human shields against any military attack. The official Iraqi news agency INA said President Saddam Hussein ordered the release of the Frenchmen.......
Pakistan's Bhutto Trial Reflects Past
RETURNING to long-held tradition, Pakistan's superior courts have once again become the forum for political battle.Eleven years ago, the Supreme Court decided to execute a prime minister, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto for conspiracy to murder. Two days ago, his...
Photo Gallery of Space Places
SPACE PLACES. By Roger Ressmeyer, San Francisco: Collins, 208 pp., $45</P><P>`SPACE PLACES" is a fascinating collection of color photographs, taken over a 20-year period, that capture the gleam and granite of the observatories, launch...
School Boards Watch Oklahoma City Case
ANOTHER chapter opens today before the US Supreme Court in the long-running story of efforts to end school desegregation across the United States. It is the first major school desegregation case to come before the nation's highest court in a decade.The...
Slim Hopes Revive for Arab-Israeli Peace Bid Aftermath of Gulf Crisis Could Create an Environment More Conducive to Compromise
AT least one faint ray has penetrated the cloud of anxiety that hovers over Washington as a result of the Gulf crisis. If and when Iraq is expelled from Kuwait, several government officials and Middle East experts cautiously predict, the stage may be...
Soviets Gain Freedom of Religion Parliamentary Vote Ends Decades of Persecution of Churches and Believers
THE Soviet Union has closed the door on a long history of religious persecution by passing a bill that guarantees freedom of worship.The legislation approved yesterday by the Supreme Soviet provides freedom for each individual to choose a religious belief...
Space Race May Go Down under Business Group Plans First Commercial Rocket-Launching Facility in the Southern Hemisphere
CROCODILES outnumber the people. Dugongs - sea cows - and green sea turtles swim in the crystal clear waters offshore. And Aborigines have claimed the land as their own.Despite these obstacles, a group of businessmen plans to move ahead with a commercial...
Sri Lanka's Stalemate May Force Fighters to Negotiating Table
A SRI LANKAN government offensive against Tamil separatists in Jaffna appears to have ended in failure.The Sri Lankan government announced last week that its forces were withdrawing after liberating a 17th century Dutch fort in the center of Jaffna two...
Testing Gorbachev's Patience with Lech Walesa-Like Flair, Mykhailo Horyn Beats the Drum for Ukrainian Independence. PROFILE: UKRAINIAN NATIONALIST
LEON TROTSKY once said there could be no Russia without the Ukraine. Today, Alexander Solzhenitsyn is calling for creation of a Great Russian state made up of the three Soviet Slavic republics - Russia, Byelorussia, and the Ukraine.Rubbish, says Mykhailo...
The Cost of Regulating Charity
FOR 110 years, the Salvation Army has been offering temporary shelter and support to homeless and troubled people across the country. In exchange for "three hots and a cot," plus about $20 a week, recipients perform such tasks as unloading discarded...
The News from Space Missions Isn't All Bad
IT may have seemed a summer of setbacks for space scientists. But Hubble mirror troubles, shuttle-launch delays, and Magellan Venus spacecraft radio problems not withstanding, there have been successes as well.Moreover, the National Aeronautics and Space...
Treasury Director Sells French Securities over Lamb Chops, Money Managers Hear about Low Inflation, a Low Deficit, and It's Not West Germany, It's France! - a Financial Letter from Boston
I want to tell you about dinner the other night with Jean-Claude Trichet, director of the French Treasury. He had invited a small group of Boston's fabled money managers to sell them on buying French government securities used to finance its relatively...
Trying to Make Computers More like Humans
THE best computer chess machine in the world, Deep Thought, can evaluate a million different chess positions every second. In the middle of a typical game, Deep Thought looks ahead more than five moves for each player; evaluating more than 150 million...
TV's Veteran Risk-Taker This Season Steven Bochco - Known for Innovative Series - Offers a Police Musical: `Cop Rock'
WHAT'S all this about a TV trend toward the daringly different, necessitated by an eroding audience - with the remaining watchers becoming more selective?Nine-time Emmy-winning producer-writer-creator Steven Bochco has been making innovative, ahead-of-the-pack...
Voters in Sun-Belt States Will Play Role in Shaping Congress SPECIAL REPORT: GOVERNORS RACES Series: Campaign '90. Part 37 of a Series
They extend like a glittering necklace across the Sunbelt - Florida, Texas, California - the jewels of the 1990 political campaign.All three states choose new governors next month in elections that could redraw the map of American politics.Much more...