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 8, 1990

A Ceiling for Cable Rates? Congress and the FCC Are Considering New Controls for a Maturing Industry. TELEVISION: REGULATION
IN rural Henderson, Tenn., where citizens can tune in only fuzzy far-away television signals off the airwaves, cable television is a life-line to the world of news and Hollywood entertainment.It wasn't until local cable rates jumped 40 percent overnight...
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A Coup for South Korea and Mr. Roh
THE breakthrough in its relations with the Soviet Union is a political coup for South Korea and a personal triumph for South Korea's President Roh Tae Woo.The development integrates the Seoul government more closely into the community of nations, heightens...
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Big Potential Seen for Cable
When the average viewer thinks of cable television he thinks of ESPN, CNN, or MTV.When Tucson, Ariz., Mayor Tom Volgy thinks of cable, he sees ... less air pollution.That's because for those with a long-term view of cable as a community resource, there...
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Black Alumni - a Neglected Resource for Colleges
REPORTS of a slight increase in the number of black students on the nation's college campuses this year are being greeted with hurrahs. The increase has been generated primarily at the top liberal arts colleges, like mine, that have conducted aggressive...
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Chevron-Soviet Deal This Year IF DATA LOOK GOOD . .
OIL markets may be glutted now, but production from a Soviet supergiant-class field will soon be "needed" and "welcome," industry analysts say. If all goes well, a Soviet-American deal to develop that field will be struck this year, a United States oil...
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Commission Calls for Change in National Political Conventions
NATIONAL political conventions - filled with speeches, music, balloons, and ballyhoo - are losing their appeal to American voters. Now a group of political experts is calling for change.A new study by the Commission on National Political Conventions...
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Congress: 535 Secretaries of State
SOMETIME within the next month, President Bush will issue a proclamation, required by law, designating the third week of July as "Captive Nations Week" and "inviting the people of the United States to observe such week with appropriate ceremonies and...
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Court Deals Blow to Brazil's Economic Plan
PRESIDENT Fernando Collor de Mello's economic policy for Brazil took its first serious blow this week. The Supreme Court suspended a measure to keep down wage increases in order to consider its constitutionality.The decision means that widespread pay...
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Critics Slam Economic Reform Plan Government's Credibility Is on the Line, as Both Conservatives and Radicals Demand Revisions
MIKHAIL GORBACHEV is back in town and the first order of business is to save his government's much-assailed economic reform plan.The widespread view here is that Mr. Gorbachev's ability to stay in power will depend in large part on his ability to gain...
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Czechoslovakia's First Free Vote Havel's Campaigning Boosts Civic Forum
AFTER 44 years, Czechoslovakia is again holding free elections.About 85 percent of the 11.3 million voters are expected to go to the polls today and tomorrow to choose among 22 political parties, following President Vaclav Havel's call to take part in...
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Discussion of Germany, NATO, Soviet Economy Signals Vital Shift with the End of the US-Soviet Summit Comes a New Round of Minisummits Designed to Help Pull Together a Plan for Unifying Germany and Shaping the Outlines of a Post-Cold War Europe
To see how much the world order has changed in recent months, just look at the order of President Bush's visitors.First came the Soviets. Then, almost as soon as President Gorbachev waved goodbye, the Germans started arriving. Tonight, Bush is scheduled...
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Executives' Manners Need More Polish
MORE women are bringing home the bacon, and that's why there's no one there to teach their children how to eat it properly."Corporations are finding that while their best and brightest young recruits are extremely accomplished in their fields, they lack...
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Farewell to Grads Excerpts from Commencement Speeches Reflect News and Views of the Year
Family issues Barbara Bush, first lady of the United States, Wellesley College (Mass.):For several years, you've had impressed upon you the importance to your career of dedication and hard work. This is true, but as important as...
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Getting Rich Too Quick
WHEN Horatio Alger was writing his famous 19th-century rags-to-riches stories about Tattered Tom and Ragged Dick, he preached hard work and cheerful perseverance as the keys to success.Today the formula has changed. If Alger were writing in the age of...
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Grocery-Bag Conservation
THE supermarket whither I wend for comestibles has so many checkout lanes that I am seldom checked out by anybody who has checked me out before. It isn't very folksy to attempt idle chatter each week with somebody you don't know, so I was agreeably surprised...
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Korea's Two-War Front
IN Europe, ending the cold war and ending World War II are very nearly the same thing: To resolve both conflicts, the major nut to be cracked has been relations between Germany and the Soviet Union (it's cracking). But in Asia, and particularly for South...
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New-Fangled Editorial
EXCEPT that editorial writers have traded in a quill for a keyboard, the work that we opinion scribes put out has changed little since the 18th century. The pundit surveys the world around him or her, muses, scratches the head several times, then cranks...
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News Currents
UNITED STATES</P><P> In Texas, state lawmakers sent a $528 million public school finance reform package to Gov. William Clements (R) for his promised signature Wednesday. Clements until last week had resisted new taxes for education, sought...
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Our Little Lookout Companion
GOVERNMENT documents are famous for their verbosity. The United States Forest Service Official Manual for Fire Watchers is no exception. Since our purpose was to guard the forest, I knew it wouldn't come right out and say daytime naps are recommended...
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Peruvian Candidates Polarize Vote Tight Race Could Leave Victor without Parliamentary Majority and Unable to Govern Country. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
PERU'S presidential runoff on Sunday ends an acrimonious campaign that has polarized the country and threatens to leave it ungovernable, whoever the victor.Opinion polls suggest that the 10 million voters are split down the middle between the two candidates...
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Pretoria Paves Way for Talks by Ending State of Emergency but Whites Register Doubts on Reforms in By-Election Test
PRESIDENT Frederik de Klerk yesterday announced an end to four years of emergency rule, despite a setback from the right wing at the polls and ongoing political violence nationwide."We are not only talking, we are implementing in rapid succession the...
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Revised Guarantees on Who's Watching TELEVISION: RATINGS
IF you receive test results you don't like, you should:A) Change the way you measure them.B) Change the way you interpret them.C) Change the promises you made about how high they would be.D) A, B, and C.If you answered "D," you have the same idea as...
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Shift in Cambodia
CAMBODIA'S long drama took a new turn this week when Prime Minister Hun Sen and Prince Norodom Sihanouk signed a cease-fire agreement. The signing took place despite a boycott by the group doing much of the firing, the Khmer Rouge.Its leaders apparently...
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The Case for `CSCE'
AT the Washington summit, George Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev must face up to one simple truism: The construction of the new Europe will fail if it becomes a zero-sum game for the superpowers.President Bush has balked at giving the 35-nation Conference...
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The Long, Hard Ride of Argentina
AS another work day draws to an end at the cattle market of Chascomus in Argentina's fertile Pampas, four gauchos sit around a campfire for their ritual rounds of afternoon mate sipping."Hard work today?" someone asks."Aha," the men nod with a smile....
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Timeless Themes
DIALOGUES WITH LEUCO By Cesare Pavese, Boston: Eridanos Press, Translated by William Arrowsmith, and D.S. Carne-Ross, 201 pp., $19.95</P><P>CESARE PAVESE (1908-50) has been called the greatest mid-century Italian writer, and "Dialogues...
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To Love, to Live
THE other day I was reading in this newspaper about a man in Ethiopia who delivers relief supplies to his fellow countrymen. He risks death from the war there and he knows it. Asked if he is ever afraid, he answers, "Of course.... But what can you do?...
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Women Political Activists Look to 1990s with Optimism Series: Campaign '90. Part 20 of a Series
BY the end of 1990 there will be more women in high political positions than at any time in history.That is the confident assertion of women political activists around the country in the wake of this week's gubernatorial primary win by Dianne Feinstein...
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