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 9, 1990

A Referee Blows the Whistle on Professional Basketball
CALLING THE SHOTS. By Earl Strom, New York: Simon and Schuster, 251 pp., $18.95</P><P>EARL Strom, even if half the world still doesn't know who he is, was for 32 years one of the finest professional basketball referees this country has...
Ballot-Box Frost Shrivels `Green' Hopes for Big Gains Series: Campaign '90. Part 58 of a Series. Second of Three Articles Appearing Today
ON environmental issues, this week's elections were decidedly "green" - but it was money and not the outcome that made it so.Around the country, most ballot measures designed to protect the environment and natural resources failed to win majority support....
Beyond the Needle's Eye
HAVE you ever been faced with a problem that looked unsolvable? Maybe it seemed as big as a camel, while its solution appeared hidden beyond a tiny needle's eye.When Christ Jesus told his disciples, "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of...
Big Cities Examine Big Sports College Recruiters' Pressure Tactics Are One Item on the Agenda of New National Council
WHEN Deon Thomas elected to attend the University of Illinois, the school considered him the crown jewel of the 1989 basketball recruiting efforts.Then the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) began to examine recruiting practices at the University....
Blood Feud Spills out of Mideast
THE conflict between Palestinians and their Israeli occupiers has crossed a rubicon of blood that could flow around the world. The assassination in New York City of the Israeli zealot and Jewish Defense League founder Meir Kahane and the revenge murders...
Bush Faces Revitalized Democrats More Aggressive, Yet Voter-Wary, Congress Will Likely Force President to Test Strength of His Veto. CAPITOL HILL Series: Campaign '90. Part 58 of a Series. Third of Three Articles Appearing Today
GEORGE BUSH can expect to relive some of his worst legislative moments as soon as the new Congress arrives in January.Democrats are eager to thrust back under his nose the surtax on people who earn more than $1 million a year - a proposal he beat back...
Carrot and Stick Policy with China
US relations with China seem to be back to business as usual, despite the ban on high-level contacts with Beijing.Early this week Secretary of State James Baker met Chinese Foreign Minister Qian Qichen in Cairo. Qian reportedly told Baker that China...
China's Price Hikes on Daily Essentials Spark Run on Stores
CHINA has touched off sporadic panic buying in major cities with a round of nationwide price hikes for foods, energy, and other staples.The latest increases, effective Nov. 1, boosted the fixed price of sugar 42 percent and that of cotton cloth 27 percent,...
China Stifles Army History Writer Is Punished for Challenging Official Account
A HIGH-LEVEL military working group is deciding the fate of a Chinese Army writer detained in August for challenging official histories with a critical expose on Mao Zedong's Red Army, military sources say.The Army's powerful Political Department set...
Christians Question Possible War with Iraq
QUESTIONING is spreading among officials of several Christian denominations in the United States over the Bush administration's posture on war with Iraq.On Wednesday, the National Conference of Catholic Bishops sent its fourth letter since August to...
Cuban Economic Woes Reduce Trade with Panamanians
WHEN Cuba's state-run shops ran out of embargoed United States luxury goods, Fidel Castro used to send his buyers here to restock. Cubans breezed into Colon's Free Zone, slapped down $100 bills, and snapped up Levis, IBM computers, and Whirlpool refrigerators."They...
Democrats Took Redistricting Prize on Nov. 6 State Results Show Party Will Have Upper Hand in Redrawing of US House District Lines Series: Campaign '90. Part 58 of a Series. First of Three Articles Appearing Today
HARDLY has the shouting from this year's election died down than results from state contests have made Democrats the clear favorites to retain control of the US House of Representatives throughout the decade.The effect is to present America with the...
Dollar's Popularity Saves Feds Billions
THE Bureau of Engraving and Printing has been working three shifts a day, seven days a week, this year. That's been necessary to meet a rapidly growing demand for United States currency.This is saving Uncle Sam literally billions of dollars.Many of the...
Global-Warming Conference Sets No Goals on Gases
DISAPPOINTMENT was the key word among environmentalists as the week-long world climate conference in Geneva drew to a close Wednesday.Ministers from the 144 participating countries did not set firm goals or a date for reducing carbon-dioxide emissions.And...
Guatemala's Troubled Vote Nation Chooses First Back-to-Back Civilian Government in Two Decades
EXPLOSIONS shatter the warm afternoon calm in the plaza in front of the National Palace. A small Indian girl peaks out from behind the folds of her mother's skirt.Relief slowly spreads across her face. It's only fireworks announcing the arrival of Alvaro...
Ice-Cold Yogurt, Red-Hot Growth
HARVARD Square is known for more than think tanks and bookshops. To the ice cream lover, it is paradise, with gourmet shops packed with people day and night. But times are changing. Here and nationwide, the number of ice cream scoops is melting slowly,...
Iraqis Believe Stream of Visitors Strengthens Case Internationally Baghdad Says Delegations Endorse Peaceful Resolution to Conflict
FROM Baghdad's point of view, progress is being made in its bid to make its case to the international community.As United States Secretary of State James Baker III visits the region and Europe to consolidate the alliance against Baghdad, Iraqi officials...
Life after Politics Ex-Public Officials Try Speeches and Talk Shows
FRIENDS and foes alike wondered how former New York Mayor Ed Koch could survive life after political defeat.They said the man who once told New Yorkers he wanted to be their mayor for life - who seemed to live and breathe politics every second of his...
Lithuania - the Forgotten War Spoil
BREAD and good faith are in short supply in Moscow these days, and the only thing cheap is talk. After several weeks of consultations, talks between Lithuania and the Kremlin show no signs of movement.The impasse arises from each side's fundamental concept...
Maine's 17th County Fell off the Map
OL' GRANDPA was smart-alecky, but I atoned by telling Tom about that 17th Maine county.Everybody knows Maine has but 16 counties, and it has always been a schoolroom must to memorize them in alphabetical order. I memorized them in my day, and they were...
News Currents
AROUND THE MIDDLE EAST</P><P>Syria criticized an increase in Washington aid for Israel after talks with US Assistant Secretary of State John Kelly. Foreign Minister Farouq al-Shara said an increase in US aid to Israel since Iraq invaded...
Retirement: A Choice, Not a Stop Sign
WHO is old? And who decides when it is time for an employee to retire?A small drama being played out in the biochemistry department at the University of California at Berkeley raises these two questions. The controversy centers around Howard Schachman,...
Save the Daily News
FOR those of us in the trade, newspapers are more than just a product. A paper is a voice and often the conscience of a community: a bulletin board, bazaar, classroom, and town meeting all combined, alchemized from a little pulp and ink. In today's electronic...
Trapped in a Bankrupt System Black South African Youths Who Arrive at School Find Good Intentions, but Little Else
SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD Justice Nkoane has spent the past year of his schooling sitting on a pile of bricks in a crudely converted horse stable."We spent a month knocking down walls to make rooms big enough for classrooms," he says."We called the school Sizenzele,...
Two Peoples in Germany, Strangers Are Now Countrymen
EXACTLY one year ago, on the day the Berlin Wall went down, I sat in front of the TV and cried. Pictures of the falling wall, of people crying when meeting relatives, friends, or neighbors after 40 years of separation were so very touching.I didn't think...
Voices from the Other Side Poems Drawn from Talks with the Vietnamese Who Built the Ho Chi Minh Trail
LARRY ROTTMANN is a veteran of the Vietnam War who now teaches Vietnamese Literature at Southwest Missouri State University. He is also director of the O. F. Kenworthy Southeast Asia-Ozark Project, a group that promotes cultural and educational exchanges...
Voters Go for Limiting Terms of Politicians Critics Say Move Will Force Valuable Members out of Office. RETIRING THE INCUMBENT
WILL term limits bring drastic reform to American politics?Terry Considine, a Republican state senator in Colorado, says they will, and millions of voters seem to agree.In Oklahoma, Colorado, and California, voters this fall slapped limits on the number...
Weighing a War
As war talk by the White House, the British government, the Saudis, and the exiled Kuwaiti regime escalates, the time has come for the American government and people to decide if war in the Gulf is really the road to choose.War is sometimes, regrettably,...
When Politics and Music Don't Mix Azerbaijan Composer Arif Melikov Finds Parliamentary Duties Sidetrack His Creative Efforts. MUSIC: INTERVIEW
SOME say times of great political turbulence should spur the artist to new heights of creative inspiration.Arif Melikov disagrees.As the foremost living composer in the Soviet republic of Azerbaijan, Mr. Melikov can speak from experience. Since his days...
Worthy to Be Healed?
ARE you worthy to be healed by God? If you believe God answers prayer according to personal merit, you may feel your prospects of being healed through prayer are pretty slim. After all, if even "good" people sometimes don't seem to have their prayers...