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 August 22, 1990

A Treasure Trove of Street Finds
UP my street (the distance of a dozen neatly spaced houses) the number of "treasures" that are casually strewn along the way would be surprising. If you're three or 63 years old it's pretty much the same excitement to be experienced as long as you have...
Finding the Next Frontier of Peace in the Cold War's Aftermath, the Task Is How to Manage More-Complex Kinds of Conflicts
HAS the peace movement outlived its usefulness?For peace activists Elise and Kenneth Boulding, the question - put to them during a two-hour interview earlier this month in their book-stacked apartment near the University of Colorado campus where they...
Finding Your Way around an Asian Food Market Series: New Asian Cuisines in America. Last in a Series
SHOPPING for Asian foodstuffs can be daunting: Faced with whole dried fish, dried shrimp, dried squid, sea urchins, sea slugs ..., one can easily become squeamish - and at the same time wonder: What do you do with dried white jelly fungus?Fear not. The...
`Ghost' Provides a Second-Rate Showcase for a First-Rate Talent: Whoopi Goldberg the Surprise Hit of the Summer May Be Entertaining but Is Also Relentlessly Superficial. FILM REVIEW
WHOOPI GOLDBERG sent me a message about three years ago, after I gave a negative review to "Fatal Beauty," starring Sam Elliott and her. She told me "this movie was not made, edited, or released the way we would have liked," and added that "if I had...
Harding to Reagan with Dick Strout
IN the 82 years since this newspaper was founded, no other reporter matched the performance of Richard L. Strout, who passed on in Washington this week.Indeed, in all of 20th-century journalism only a few reporters were in his league.He was the preeminent...
High Rents Push Poor out of Paris Laws Easing Rent Control and Demand from International Businesses Encourage Speculators. AFFORDABLE HOUSING
IN Paris's 20th arrondissement, a working-class rim of the city, immigrant families return to their apartments after vacations to find their furniture and other belongings thrown out of the windows to the courtyard below. The building's new owner wants...
Hong Kong Business Recovers from Tiananmen Square
THE economic dislocations that reverberated across Hong Kong from the Tiananmen Square turmoil in China last year are abating."Confidence has returned" in the past few months, albeit slowly, says Hamish McLeod, treasury secretary for the territory. Domestic...
Iraq and Jordan Count Cost of Gulf Conflict Iraq's Arsenal: Terror, Sabotage, and Propaganda
IRAQ'S Saddam Hussein may be militarily overmatched by the US-led armed forces assembling in the Saudi Arabian desert, but he is not without means of indirect attack against the multinational coalition now challenging his occupation of Kuwait.As his...
Iraq and Jordan Count Cost of Gulf Conflict Jordan Mobilizes for Possible War in Persian Gulf
A PREWAR atmosphere prevails in Jordan as concern grows over a possible confrontation between Iraq and United States troops based in the Gulf.The government has ordered the creation of a "popular army" to back up its 110,000-man regular armed forces....
Japan's Consumers Protest High Airfare Costs
JAPANESE traveler Yuji Shimokawa shaved one-third off his air fare to Katmandu last year. Instead of buying the entire ticket in Tokyo, he flew to Bangkok and picked up a discount fare.This year, however, his bargain-hunting begins at home. "Tickets...
Jersey Tax Hikes Prompt Backlash Irate Voters Petition for Rollback and Right to Recall Elected Officials
A TAXPAYER revolt is brewing in this mostly suburban state as angry residents fight the largest tax increase in New Jersey history.In supermarkets, bowling alleys, and beauty parlors, taxpayers are signing petitions demanding a rollback of Gov. James...
Long Siege of Iraq Would Be Worst Scenario for the West Economic Statesmanship Needed to Avoid Global Recession
IT has been clear from the onset of the current crisis in the Middle East that the worst scenario for the West would be a drawn-out economic and military siege of Iraq. Iraqi President Saddam Hussein could then hope that high oil prices and scarce oil...
Michelangelo's Life and Art - from the `Inside' Vivid Documentary Taps His Own Diaries, Poems
THE film `Michelagniolo: Self Portrait" - a stunning 85-minute documentary produced by Oscar winner Robert Snyder - gives a very personal insight into Michelangelo's work and life.Like a shaft of sunlight in a dark room, the commentary explores the sculptor's...
News Currents
CRISIS IN THE GULF</P><P>The Persian Gulf crisis has increased Israel's concern about a possible Iraqi attack through Jordan. Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Arens has indirectly confirmed reports that Israel has stationed extra anti-aircraft...
New York Thirsty for Broadway Successes
TROUBLE over "Miss Saigon," the hit London musical slated for Broadway next spring, has kept anxious New York theatergoers and theater professionals on the edge of their seats for several weeks. Like the play itself, the dispute is tragic and melodramatic,...
Papua New Guinea Peace Talks to Begin
THE rebels of Bougainville Island and the government of Papua New Guinea plan to begin a second round of negotiations on Sept. 24 aimed at settling one of the South Pacific's major conflicts.Although the venue and agenda have not yet been set, the two...
Privatization Plan Tests Economy MEXICO
IN coming months, Mexico will be hanging price tags on some of this country's biggest state-owned companies.For a minimum bid of about $4 billion, someone or some consortium could by Christmastime own a 51 percent stake in the national telecommunications...
Reasons for Food-Stamp Increase Unclear
ENROLLMENT in the food-stamp program, the nation's major anti-hunger plan, has surged to its highest level in five years, but there is no simple explanation for the increase.In the past, participation rose or fell depending on the unemployment rate....
Sharing the Limelight with a Robot
THERE'S a robot in my basement.The dust and cobwebs which encase this robot like a protective cocoon attest that it has not been activated for quite some time. Several of the electrical bulbs protruding from the power mechanism in its torso are cracked,...
The Greening of the United States Peace Movement
IN the early 1980s, as fear of nuclear holocaust rose and President Reagan described the Soviet Union as an "evil empire," the American peace movement peaked.Its supporters numbered in the millions. The "doomsday clock" of the Bulletin of the Atomic...
The Jogger: A Case, Not a Cause
LONG criminal trials can be ordeals for cities as well as for individuals - especially when a trial has racial and political overtones. This has been the recent experience of Washington, D.C., during Mayor Barry's trial; and of New York during the trial...
Tips for Oriental Cooking: Techniques and Ingredients Series: New Asian Cuisines in America. Last in a Series
AMERICANS are becoming less timid about buying new and strange-looking ingredients for Asian food recipes. But often preparation methods are quite different from those used in traditional American cooking. Here are some tips for novices at Asian cooking....
Toward an Energy Plan
THE Gulf crisis and the resulting leap in oil prices have revived attention in the United States on the neglected need for a long-range energy policy. Chief components should be energy conservation and development of alternative, clean energy sources.For...
Turkey Seeks Support for Hard Line on Iraq as the UN Debates Whether Its Sanctions against Iraq Extend to Food Shipments, Resentment Is Growing in Turkey, Which Supports a Full Embargo, against Jordan, Which Refuses to `Starve' Its Neighbor
THE Habur Gate on the Iraqi-Turkish border was, until a fortnight ago, a bustling center with hundreds of Turkish and foreign vehicles crossing in both directions.Tens of thousands of Turks were making a living here and along the E-24 highway by offering...
UN Weighs Options to Enforce Sanctions
THE United Nations Security Council is struggling over the question of whether to authorize the use of military force to ensure compliance with economic sanctions against Iraq. At the same time, a debate is raging about whether Jordan, which is continuing...
Urban Spaces, Human Places Two Recent Books Examine the Way People Shape and Use the Built Environment
THE ENGLISH TOWN: A HISTORY OF URBAN LIFE, By Mark Girouard. New York: Yale University Press. 330 pp., $39.95 THE EXPERIENCE OF PLACE, By Tony Hiss. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 234 pp., $19.95</P><P>WE live, to an increasing extent, in...
Use of Civilians Has Few Precedents but House Defense Expert Aspin Expects More of This Type of Action in Post-Cold-War Hostilities. IRAQ'S HOSTAGE-TAKING
BEFORE Saddam Hussein's dispersal of foreign nationals held against their will in Kuwait and Iraq, few countries had used innocent civilians as hostages in quite the same way.For parallels, historians reach for Nazi Germany's behavior in occupied countries...
War Comes to Washington on a Sunday Afternoon This Is How Richard L. Strout, One of the Preeminent Chroniclers of Our Times, Recorded Washington's Response to Pearl Harbor. December 8, 1941
WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 - This is the story of how a war starts.The story ends in the solemn hush of the joint session of Congress today as President Roosevelt reads his momentous message, but it began yesterday with a rush of events such as this Capital...
What Do We Really Crave?
YOU don't have to keep smoking. Anyone trying to break such a joyless habit has the right to be free.Earlier this year Pittsburgh Pirates' Manager Jim Leyland quit smoking. On opening day of the season, Leyland was tempted. "I wanted to have one," The...