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 June 4, 1990

Africa Update
ETHIOPIA</P><P>The United States and Soviet Union issued a joint statement Saturday pledging joint food airlifts to Ethiopia. The statement, issued at the end of summit talks between President Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev, also said the...
Barry Trial Shows City's Divisions Resilient Politician Could Face His Political End from a Conviction or Plea Bargain Agreement. WASHINGTON SPLIT
LIKE many residents of this city, Theresa Jamison has a love-hate relationship with Mayor Marion Barry, who is scheduled to go to trial today on drug and perjury charges.The retired office cleaning woman says she is genuinely "crazy" about the mayor....
Brazil Launches Program to Help Needy Children
BRAZIL's President Fernando Collor de Mello announced last week a wide-ranging national program to help the country's 50 million needy children.The most extensive program ever designed in Brazil for this purpose, the project will encompass mother-infant...
Breaking the British Mold
FOR many of us, British art is typified by the portraits of Thomas Gainsborough and Sir Joshua Reynolds and by countless Victorian paintings of dogs, horses, and smiling children. Even the modern art of Britain can seem a little restrained.But the British...
Building Values Begins with Individuals
WE live in a society of deteriorating values and practices; at least so it appears. Of course, the past often looks better than the present when viewed through the romantic filter that we often attach to our memories. Furthermore, pervasive media coverage,...
Chinese Reformer Stays the Course AFTER TIANANMEN CRACKDOWN
IN these dark days of suspicion, surveillance, and secret trials, few Chinese dare to stand up for their beliefs.But Jiang Ping, a prominent legal reformer and until recently dean of China's top law school, is among the few.Mr. Jiang is revered by Chinese...
Democrats' Race Gathers Steam Convention Endorses Bellotti, but Opens Way for Silber, Placing Popular Outsider on Ballot. MASSACHUSETTS Series: Campaign '90. Part 17 of a Series
BAY State Democrats have set the stage for a vigorous gubernatorial primary in September, endorsing Francis Bellotti for the post but voting to put current front-runner John Silber on the ballot.The actions took place at the party's convention here Saturday....
Don't React to Reaction
WHEN personal prejudices are challenged, there is very often a reaction, then a reaction to the reaction -- which sets off a chain reaction. Ideally, no one should unthinkingly react at all. But human beings have a tendency to hold personal prejudices...
Farmers Avert Doomsday Many Mexican Peasants Are Turning to Independent Farming Organizations as a Way to Scratch out a Living. Series: MEXICO. SURVIVING the CRISIS. Part 3 of a 3-Part Series. First of Two Articles Appearing Today
WHEN the rural credit line at the local state-run bank dried up a few years ago, Justino Fierro thought he was doomed.Without the seeds and tools the extra money would have bought, the harvest from his spindly corn stalks - normally enough to feed his...
Food for Poor Moms and Kids
IN the war on poverty in the United States, few federal programs have been such a hands-down success as WIC - the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children. Under this program, which is administered by the states, food staples...
Is the Audience Shrinking? A First-Ever Decline in Viewership Figures Has TV Industry Scrambling to Find out Why. TELEVISION
AMERICA, what were you doing in January, February, March? The nation's broadcast networks and some 300 advertising agencies, cable network operators, and TV syndicators have reached for Sherlock Holmes hats and magnifying glasses to find out.The reason?For...
Maine Markets Urchin in Japan PERSIMMON OF THE SEA
SPEAKING of raw sea urchin roe, Tim Welch says, "I don't think I'd sit down and have a big plate of it by any means."But the New Englander is plenty enthusiastic about selling the spiny seabed dwellers to the Japanese. They pay up to $100 a pound for...
New Insight on Old West
AT 15,000 feet over Santa Fe, you can almost see the Old West. The landscape empties and expands into a surreal terrain. The air seems to have been sucked away, leaving only a dry light. For a few moments in your ascent, as the towns and roads diminish,...
News Currents
UNITED STATES</P><P> President Bush and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev agreed Saturday on a joint famine relief effort for Ethiopia in which American food aid will be delivered by Soviet aircraft. In Boston, US District Judge W. Arthur...
Oakland Car Bombing Draws Attention to Anti-Logging Efforts CALIFORNIA`S `REDWOOD SUMMER'
AN explosion that injured two environmentalists has increased national interest in "Redwood Summer," a civil disobedience campaign aimed at limiting timber cutting in northern California.On May 24, a pipe bomb ripped apart a car in Oakland, seriously...
Regional Organizations Gain Political Clout Series: MEXICO. SURVIVING the CRISIS. Part 3 of a 3-Part Series. Second of Two Articles Appearing Today
FOR several months following fraud-marred municipal elections here in December, the entire state of Guerrero seemed to be reverting to guerrilla war. Angry members of the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD) picked up their rifles and took over dozens...
Saving a Nation
IT begins to look like Canada will get its act together, ratify the Meech Lake constitutional accord within the next few weeks, avoid the departure of French-speaking Quebec, and save the nation. It's far from certain, but we certainly hope so.The division...
Students Say No to Dissection, Opt for Biology Class Alternatives States Consider Laws to Protect Students with Ethical Objections
HIGH school student Dawn Boyer of Sterling, Mass., refused to dissect worms in biology class. Dawn, a sophomore, is opposed to dissection for ethical reasons and offered to do an alternative project. Her biology teacher was not accommodating at first,...
Support Africa's Move toward Democracy, Too
A BRUSH fire has started in Africa, burning away the desiccated arguments that have been used to justify one-party and military rule. But it would be difficult to know such a promising, and perilous, process had begun judging from the response of the...
The Irony of Hate Crimes
THE recent desecration of Jewish graves at a cemetery in Carpentras, France, gave me a very uneasy sense of deja vu - not just because it was similar to so many other hate crimes perpetrated every year, but because it brought me back to a day in the...
The Power of Personality
DO personalities really shape the course of the world?In the wake of a superpower summit, one can be forgiven for thinking so. The media on such occasions zeroes in relentlessly on the faces and actions of the principal players - in this case, Mikhail...
Togo Critics Challenge Country's Uneven Record on Human Rights despite Recent Progress, Officials and Activists Describe `Climate of Fear'. WEST AFRICA
NEAR a luxury hotel here is a giant statue of the president who has ruled this West African nation for 23 years.The imposing piece of political art makes it clear who's in charge here. President Etienne (Gnassingbe) Eyadema says he has brought Togo the...
Twitchell on Stand in Christian Science Case
DAVID TWITCHELL took the stand for three days of often-emotional testimony last week as the defense began presenting its case in the manslaughter trial of Mr. Twitchell and his wife, Ginger.The couple, both Christian Scientists, are charged in the 1986...
US, Soviets Should Join to Aid Third World
AS East-West ideological combat subsides, the time is ripe for the United States and the Soviet Union to extend the new spirit of cooperation into the economic sphere to help spur third-world development. Presidents Bush and Gorbachev should launch a...
US, Soviets Turn Summit Snags to Progress Arms Control Accords Mark Step Away from Cold War Series: GORBACHEV in AMERICA
THE arms control measures signed by President Bush and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev in a half-hour long summit ceremony are the culmination of years of tough and sometimes frustrating negotiations between the superpowers.The START strategic nuclear...
US, Soviets Turn Summit Snags to Progress Trade Pact between Superpowers Sets the Framework for a New Economic and Political Relationship; Signals Desire for Stability
IF the arms-control accords signed in Washington on Friday represent old business from the age of confrontation and containment, the trade agreement signed the same day sets the framework for a new, different era."It's really the first step into the...
Will 1990s Bring Good News for US?
HERE'S something to cheer about - if it proves true: The 1990s looks like a decade of relatively low inflation and modest but sustained economic growth. Moreover, the United States could be to the '90s what Japan was to the 1980s - the primary source...