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 November 29, 1990

Allied Ranks Form Up Behind Deadline for Iraq Heightened Pressure Gives Saddam Stark Choice of War or Compromise
THE United Nations Security Council is poised to grant explicit international legitimacy to a possible United States-led strike against Iraqi forces.The UN action may also encourage domestic support in Washington for the Bush policy of creating credible...
Andean Leaders Respond to Bush Free-Trade, Drug War Top Summit Agenda for Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador REGIONAL COOPERATION
COCAINE and President Bush's "Initiative for the Americas" are set to dominate the agenda at the summit of the five presidents of the Andean Pact countries being held in La Paz today and tomorrow.A priority for Presidents Jaime Paz Zamora of Bolivia,...
Biggest Risk: Recession
FEDERAL Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan has a reputation for being a "gradualist." That's being demonstrated in the easing of monetary policy this year to combat the economic slowdown. Short-term interest rates are being cut by one-quarter of a...
Bolivia Resists US on Antidrug Fight
RELATIONS between the United States and Bolivia are being soured by President Jaime Paz Zamora's reluctance to order the Bolivian Army to join his country's antidrug fight, political observers say.Presidents Bush and Paz Zamora signed a treaty last May...
Bolivia's Constitutional Crisis Shakes Government
AN apparently innocuous ruling by Bolivia's Supreme Court on whether a beer company should pay more taxes has plunged the country into one of its most serious political crises since returning to democracy in 1982.The court's decision has sparked a series...
Court Favors Federal Law in Employee-Benefits Case
THE Supreme Court Tuesday ruled that federal law pre-empts most state regulations governing self-funded group insurance plans used by millions of American workers.The court in effect said that uninsured employee-benefit plans are not technically considered...
Designers Take on `Green' Concerns; Recyclable Plastics Seen as Priority Series: Spotlight on the Auto Industry. Series of Articles All Appearing Today
A CONCEPT dubbed "design for assembly" gets a lot of attention in automotive circles these days, but because of mounting interest in the environment, industry planners are now having to think about "design for disassembly."Designers want to make sure...
Football's Fan Fare as Long as There Are Big Games, There Will Be People Who Come Early and Eat in the Parking Lot
PLEASE pass the cheese and crackers, lasagne, Chicken Divan and rice, French bread, vegetable dip, and cake. And when you're done, pass the football.Pre-game picnicking, or "tailgating," has been a tradition for at least as long as there have been big...
Going It Alone with Sculpture Series: ART NOW. This Series Showcases Artists at Work. Each Essay Is Succinct, Introductory, and Captures Art in Motion before Labels Are Applied
WE FORGET what we know about sculpture when looking at Jessica Stockholder's art. At best, it doesn't apply. There are very few road signs which show us the way to what we think we can know about it. We just have to go it alone or stay home.This is what...
Guatemala Inches toward Democracy
GUATEMALANS went to the polls Nov. 11, determining that for the first time in decades the transition of power from one elected civilian government to another will take place at the beginning of the new year. This is a democratic trend almost unprecedented...
Hispanics Vie for Political Plum Seating Latino on Board of Supervisors Would Represent Powerful Gain for Ethnic Community. L.A. A LOUDER VOICE
IN their slow rise to power in the nation's most ethnically diverse state, Hispanics have garnered many political trophies: seats on local school boards, city councils, in the state Legislature, Congress.But the one office that has proved conspicuously...
Honoring Maggie
I HOPE someone in the White House or Congress has the wit and imagination to dream up some special way of honoring Margaret Thatcher.The British themselves hand out "gongs" - medals and orders - to honor both Britons and Americans who have made significant...
In Ex-Communist Bloc, World's Big Automakers See New Plants, Markets Wages Are Far below Those Paid in the US and West Europe. Yet in East European Nations, Such as Czechoslovakia and Eastern Germany, Workers Are Well-Educated. Series: Spotlight on the Auto Industry. Series of Articles All Appearing Today
WITH the opening of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of communist control of Eastern Europe, people have flooded West looking for new opportunities. Western carmakers, however, are making a dash in the other direction.Within the last year, General Motors,...
Inventing the End of P-Oil-Itics
EITHER way, the situation appears to be hopeless with President Bush. He is not an inventor.Read between the lines of his Thanksgiving day speech to United States soldiers in Saudi Arabia, or simply read the lines. You'll hear the convenient duplicity...
Landfill Plan Sparks Indian Protest in Tennessee, Native Americans Oppose Development They View as a Threat to Ancestral Graves CULTURE CLASH
THE drive along Old Hickory Boulevard in the Bells Bend area just outside of Nashville winds through lush rolling meadows and forested hills capped by a deep blue sky. For weeks at the bottom of one hill, a large sign beneath a red flag announced: "Indian...
Lebanon's News Outlets Keep Pace despite War, Print and Broadcasting Modernize and Maintain Their Tradition of Freedom
MOHAMED Mashmoushi, deputy editor-in-chief of Beirut's Es-Safir (The Envoy), has just purchased a Macintosh Plus for his newspaper. This addition, along with a Goss computer installed last year, makes Es-Safir one of the best-equipped dailies in the...
Major Expected to Return Britain to Cabinet Government BRITISH CONSERVATIVES
JOHN MAJOR, Britain's new prime minister, is promising to return the country to collective Cabinet government after 11 years of assertive high-profile rule by Margaret Thatcher.The early agenda of the 47-year-old politician, whose election on Tuesday...
National Service, Anyone? A Conservative Rebuts William Buckley's Call for Induced Gratitude
EVERY so often, William F. Buckley Jr. - philosophical pugilist, best-selling novelist, syndicated columnist, talk-show host, sailor of the high seas, preeminent thinker - takes a position that puts him at odds with his conservative brethren. His position...
News Currents
AROUND THE MIDDLE EASTChinese Foreign Minister Qian Qichen denied reports yesterday that China would support a UN resolution authorizing the use of force against Iraq and hinted that it would abstain instead. The US can expect at least 11 Security Council...
`Rabbit' Is Still Running on Empty
RABBIT AT REST By John Updike. New York: Alfred A. Knopf 512 pp., $21.95 HARRY (RABBIT) ANGSTROM slam-dunked his way into contemporary fiction as the confused 26-year-old ex-jock taking time out from a shaky marriage in John Updike's 1960 novel "Rabbit,...
Russian Radicals Contest Gorbachev's Union Treaty
THE political battle between the radicals of the Russian Republic and the centrists of the Soviet Union is focusing on dueling documents - namely the republic's new draft constitution and President Mikhail Gorbachev's proposed union treaty.The battlefield...
Saturn Takes on Japanese Makers Numerous Challenges Confront the World's Automakers. Today, the Monitor Looks at How One US Firm Has Learned from the Japanese, and How Other Companies Are Facing Traffic Jams, a Landfill Squeeze, and Emerging Markets. Series: Spotlight on the Auto Industry. Series of Articles All Appearing Today
GENERAL MOTORS built its newest auto factory here just for me - and people like me.There are millions of us in America. We once owned GM cars, like Chevrolet, Pontiac, Oldsmobile. But now we drive Japanese nameplates like Honda, Toyota, Nissan.Here at...
`Smart Cars' Combat Gridlock by Using Advanced Electronics, Tomorrow's Cars Could Relieve Traffic Congestion and Reduce Auto Accidents around the World Series: Spotlight on the Auto Industry. Series of Articles All Appearing Today
THE sleek two-seater merges into the freeway traffic and nudges its way over to the express lane.Settling into the flow of Monday morning rush hour, the driver slips his hands off the steering wheel, reaches into his briefcase, and pulls out the morning...
Spiritual Insight
NONE of us wants to be thought of as insensitive to what's important in the hearts and minds of people, but is the analysis of the human mind and heart all there is to being insightful? Often, even when we think we see exactly what is going on, we miss...
Thatcherism Survives
MARGARET THATCHER got the last laugh Tuesday, when her Conservative Party elected John Major to succeed her as British prime minister. Mrs. Thatcher had favored Mr. Major in the three-man race for the premiership, which was brought about by the party's...
The Gulf's Toll on the Palestinians
IT is now universally accepted that the close association of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Chairman Yasser Arafat with the actions of the Iraqi regime in the Gulf has caused enormous, perhaps irreparable damage to the Palestinian cause.What...
The Russian Republic's Draft Constitution
A DRAFT constitution for the Russian Republic, designed to replace the Constitution adopted in 1978, was published last week. The draft language includes the following points: - Sovereignty. The Russian Republic has a sovereign, democratic, social, and...
The Women Behind the Chadors
SINCE I had never mastered the etiquette of the polite afternoon social visit, I was really thrown into a panic by a thoroughly improbable event.I taught English to foreign students at a nearby university, and one day my Saudi students (all male) told...
UN's `Gang of Four' Urges Peaceful Settlement in Gulf
AS United States Secretary of State James Baker III bangs the gavel this afternoon to convene the United Nations Security Council, he will be starting a process that could lead to war in the Middle East early next year.To underscore the significance...