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 8, 1990

Adagio for Four Wheels
IT was autumn, a voluptuous Indian summer, and US 89 in Utah was a miracle of pink and gold meadows, dizzying vistas, and sparkling air. I just had to pull over. It took 15 minutes of rooting around among empty raisin boxes, pungent sweat-socks, and...
Alternative Scene Lives in Kreuzberg Series: POINTS OF THE COMPASS. Part 10 of a Series. Second of Two Articles Appearing Today
IN Kreuzberg District 36, a neighborhood that used to be bounded on three sides by the Berlin Wall, residents are more concerned about the wall's disappearance than happy about it.Kreuzberg, a tiny world unto itself, is the heart of the leftist, experimentalist...
Berlin, One Year after the Wall Came Down without a Wall Dividing It, and with Communism Banished, Germany's Capital Is Becoming the Focal Point of the New Central Europe Series: POINTS OF THE COMPASS. Part 10 of a Series. First of Two Articles Appearing Today
SINCE the historic breach of the wall last Nov. 9, Berlin appears well on the way to becoming the cultural and commercial capital of Central Europe."Berlin is now the gate to the East," says Erich Zielke, a west Berlin economic adviser to east Berlin....
Cincinnati Arts Leaders Reaffirm Freedom of Thought
ARTS leaders here sighed with relief when the obscenity trial concerning the Contemporary Arts Center ended last month. But the acquittal of the center and its director has not quieted their fears that Cincinnati's national image has been tarnished,...
Commissions Hit the Road to Probe Canada's Future
TWO commissions on Canada's future - one sponsored by Quebec, the other by Ottawa - take to the road in coming months to test public opinion on national unity.Both inquiries follow last June's failure of the 1987 Meech Lake Accord, which would have guaranteed...
Don't Balk on Free Trade
IN 1986 the Uruguay Round of international trade talks kicked off in Punta del Este, amid ambitious hopes to rejuvenate the post-World War II trend toward freer world trade. That trend was virtually uninterrupted through seven rounds of multilateral...
Doubts Cloud Space Station
SPACE station Freedom is in deep trouble.It's not just that Congress cut its fiscal 1991 requested budget by a whopping $551 million and ordered a review of the program. It's not just that the Bush administration already is rethinking the National Aeronautics...
EC Decision on Farm Aid Ends Deadlock in GATT Talks
`I DON'T want to eat cornflakes in a Japanese car!"Despite that protectionist sentiment expressed earlier in the week by French Agriculture Minister Louis Mermaz, European farm and trade ministers finally hammered out an agreement on farm-subsidy cuts...
Field Botanists Are Hard to Find in Academic Jungle
BECAUSE the destruction of the rain forests is accelerating at such a rapid pace, field botanists like the ones at the Missouri Botanical Garden are greatly needed to help find, inventory, and conserve plants.But the training and education required for...
Japan Marks Akihito's Accession Public Response to Regal Rituals Ranges from Anticipation, to Alarm, to Apathy among Youth
JAPAN takes a deep measure of itself and its status in the world on Nov. 12, when a man named simply Akihito will declare to the Japanese and to foreign dignitaries that he is emperor.The regal rituals of his enthronement, coming nearly two years after...
Making Progress?
MY dad used to measure the progress of his three kids by measuring our heights. Each of us -- once a year -- would stand straight as a flagpole against the back wall of his large walk-in closet. Then he would draw a line marking one year's growth. Over...
Mayor Dinkins Wants Cities Back on Map
NEW York Mayor David Dinkins hopes to build a strong new lobbying force for cities that will reverse a 10-year pattern of federal fiscal neglect.In response to his invitation, more than three dozen mayors from major US cities will meet in New York for...
Mosque Project in Lyon Stirs Controversy
LYON, France's second city, counts numerous high-spired churches among its neighborhoods, a grandiose basilica on a hill dominating the commercial center - but no mosque for the estimated 10 percent of the population that is Muslim.A 10-year-old project...
News Currents
UNITED STATES</P><P>In gubernatorial races across the country, California voters Nov. 6 elected Pete Wilson (R) over Dianne Feinstein (D); Massachusetts voters elected William Weld (R) over John Silber (D); Florida voters elected Lawton...
New Zealand Farmers Feel Pinch of European Policies
CATTLE rancher William Blair and his neighbor, Stewart Tempero, a dairy farmer, have cut their fertilizer use in half. In addition, Mr. Blair has reduced his use of a farm hand to a few hours per week and Mr. Tempero is deferring maintenance."You've...
Noah's Ark for Endangered Plants the Missouri Botanical Garden Finds, Shelters, and Studies Threatened Tropical Plant Species
TUCKED inside a long, mirror-walled building on the lushly landscaped grounds of the Missouri Botanical Garden here is a garden most visitors never see - one that reaches to remote regions of the globe.This garden houses one of the world's largest research...
No Neo-Nazi Danger Hitler's Heirs Clamor, but with No Prospect for Influence in Germany
ON Saturday, Oct. 20, a march of about 500 neo-Nazi demonstrators took place in Dresden. This march, during which the participants yelled racist slogans and gave the Nazi salute, has provoked a sharp reaction from the German public and press, and has...
No Voter Revolt, Yet
THIS was supposed to be a tough year for incumbents in the United States. But Tuesday's elections returned most of them to their accustomed spots in Congress. Did the returns show that the much analyzed anti-incumbency mood was only skin deep? Or did...
One Woman Plays Many Parts Series: ART NOW. Part 2 of a Series
This ongoing series explores artists at work. Each essay is succinct, introductory, and captures art in motion before labels are applied.NEW YORK artist Cindy Sherman builds her career on playing the starring role in other people's pictures. Her most...
Republicans Take Hit in Elections Democratic Victories in Sunbelt Crush GOP Plans to Capture House in 1992 Series: Campaign '90. Part 57 of a Series
REPUBLICANS face a difficult decade in the 1990s.Democratic victories in races for governor in big Sunbelt states and gains in Congress jolted the GOP, and undercut Republican plans to capture the House of Representatives by 1992.President Bush, his...
Restructuring NATO and the Warsaw Pact
The opinion-page column "United Germany Isn't a Threat to Its Neighbors," Oct. 10, states that the main reason for the existence of NATO - the Soviet threat - has largely receded.Take, for instance, the situation in Europe. Under an agreement between...
Rival Demonstrations Hit Moscow Celebrations of Revolution Day Included Protests against Gorbachev and Yeltsin
THE Soviet Army and the Communist Party used the Revolution Day celebrations on Nov. 7 in Red Square to stage an impressive display of political muscle.As a light snow fell, the disciplined ranks of the armed forces marched past Vladimir Lenin's mausoleum,...
Romanians Protest Price Decontrol Workers Balk at Prospect of Factory Closings; Consumers Make Do with Devalued Currency
ROMANIA'S first attempt to convert its stultified state economic structure into a market economy has met immediate resistance.On Nov. 1 the government liberalized prices of all non-essential goods and devalued the national currency by more than 50 percent....
Scandinavia and the New Europe
AFFAIRS of the Nordic countries of Northern Europe, traditional friends of the United States, receive relatively little attention in America. Yet Nordic lands too are struggling to adapt to changes in Europe that have implications beyond Scandinavia.In...
Tales of Traveling Trees
AT first glance it looks like another handsome horticulture book, lavishly illustrated with vivid colored plates of flowering shrubs, detailed botanical drawings, and black-and-white historical photographs and sketches. But A Reunion of Trees: The Discovery...
The Ups and Downs of Jiri Menzel Czech Filmmaker, Whose Movies Satirize Dictatorship, Finds Freedom Has Its Challenges, Too. FILM: INTERVIEW
CZECH filmmaker Jiri Menzel made his first movie as a young man just out of film school. "Closely Watched Trains" (1966) delighted American audiences with its modest story of a young apprentice train dispatcher working in the resistance during the Nazi...
Turkey Cautions Baker about Pulling It into a Gulf War
TURKEY continues to endorse the United States position on the Gulf crisis. But Ankara refused to agree to deeper military commitments in talks with US Secretary of State James Baker III on Nov. 7.The question of whether Turkey would allow the US to use...
Vargos Llosa Won't Recognize His Book
WHY would anyone take a perfectly good novel, twist it into a shape that's utterly wrong for it, and pitch this "adaptation" to an audience the original book never had in mind to begin with?"Tune In Tomorrow..." is the latest movie to raise this question,...
Walsh on Football: The Corporate Game
AMERICAN businessmen and politicians look for leadership models in sports. Each season has its championship mode: In the winter and spring it is basketball. Over the long summer it is baseball and golf. Now in the fall and to the edge of winter, it is...
Watching the Dollar Tumble
EIGHT years ago, I was in Paris at one of those uncanny moments in economic history when the dollar "soared." What a wonderful word to describe its ascent as it preened its wings and rose past five francs, six francs, six-and-a-half, all the way to seven...
Weld Wins Task of Putting Bay State on Its Feet Party-Switching Voters Undermine Democrat Silber's Bid. NEW ENGLAND: GOP GAINS
MASSACHUSETTS Republicans have shown they have learned how to campaign and win. Now they must show they can handle the state's fiscal mess better than the Democrats.State voters Nov. 6 chose Republican William Weld over controversial Boston University...