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 12, 1991

A Goggle-Eyed Visit to 'Virtual Reality'
I AM standing in the middle of a room that looks like a TV cartoon. Except the mass in front of me is not a character but a big, blue-green-red molecule.It's floating. I turn my head to the left, find a smaller blue-green-red molecule, and reach out...
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Art Patron Explains Why Native American Masks Belong with Tribes
THE New York woman who made headlines recently when she paid $39,050 at auction for three native American ceremonial objects and vowed to return them to two tribes protesting the sale, says her action "came from the heart."Elizabeth Sackler responded...
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A Russian Soul Rooted in New York
IN an essay, Primo Levi writes: "I believe that I represent an extreme case of the sedentary person, comparable to certain mollusks, limpets, for example, which, after a brief larval stage during which they swim about freely, attach themselves to a sea...
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Britain Aims to Reassert Hong Kong Role Vis-a-Vis China
IN an effort to shore up the credibility of British rule over Hong Kong, Prime Minister John Major plans to indicate to China that Britain will resist China's bid to deepen its influence over the territory.Mr. Major intends to suggest in a letter to...
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Cambodian Factions Fall out for the Thousands of Refugees in Thailand, Stalled Peace Talks Come as a Bitter Disappointment Series: POINTS OF THE COMPASS. Part 32 of a Series. Second of Three Articles Appearing Today
TENS of thousands of Cambodian refugees and war-wounded face the threat of renewed fighting inside Cambodia in the wake of failed peace talks.The recent breakdown of peace talks in Jakarta has left the Khmer Rouge, the dominant rebel faction, isolated...
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Canadian Nationalists Challenge Trilateral Free-Trade Talks
CANADIANS, with some notable exceptions, seem reluctant to negotiate a new free-trade pact that includes Mexico as well as the United States.Canada's multinational corporations are clearly interested in making use of Mexico's low-wage work force. But...
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Canadians Get Easier Entry to US TEMPORARY WORK
A CHANGE in United States immigration law combined with the free-trade pact with Canada is making it easier for Canadian business people to move to and work in the US."There is an increased demand from Canadians to move to the United States," says Joel...
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Ceremonial Masks Return Home A Growing Awareness by Museums Has Led to the Repatriation of Some Native American Ceremonial Objects, but the Issue Is a Hard-Fought One Involving the Art Market, Legal Ownership, and the Religious Rights of Offended Tribes
'REPATRIATION' may sound like a sedate subject on the surface. But the return of ceremonial and funerary articles from museums to the various American Indian cultures to which they belong is fraught with high drama and the clash of cultures.Repatriation...
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Days of Rain Break Australian Drought
AN early winter rainstorm has broken the five-month drought in much of Australia's farm country.The rain, which fell for three consecutive days starting June 7, will allow farmers to proceed with normal fall plantings of wheat. Many farmers, however,...
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Former East-Bloc Nations Look West for Money, Markets
TOPPING the recent Soviet request for $250 billion in international financing, economists say up to $1 trillion will be needed over the next five years to successfully revamp Eastern Europe's economies.While the reformers will supply most of the financing...
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Glasnost Brings a Giggling Zoya
ZOYA was one of those rare houseguests you wish would never leave. But then, she defied most definitions.If she had been born an American she might have been a Broadway star. She is effervescent, always singing, ever on stage. Zoya, however, was born...
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God's Care and Individual Needs
MOST of us treasure individuality. We value our own and other people's distinct qualities and talents. We may even have an intuitive understanding that God is the originator and preserver of each identity in His universe, that He cares for each one...
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Goethe in Context New Biography Shows the German Writer in His Cultural Environment
WHEN we speak of Western civilization - and we shall continue to speak of it, however unfashionable it has become in some circles of academia of late - we speak, inevitably, of Goethe, the greatest of German writers and one of the giants of world literature.For...
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Hope for North Ireland
IT'S still too early to say whether talks aimed at finding a political solution to Northern Ireland's problems have any chance of producing agreement. The gap between the province's political parties remains enormous.But the fact that the talks, which...
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Indians Resume Voting in Disillusioned Mood Disarray in Congress Party Boosts Prospects for Hindu Radicals
JUST a few days before voting in India's election, Vasudev Mahto says he's confused and undecided.For years, the fisherman has backed members of the Nehru-Gandhi family: Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister, his daughter, Indira Gandhi, and her...
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India Struggles to Regroup
INDIA'S elections have resumed, with a clouded outlook as to results and with the memory of Rajiv Gandhi's assassination overshadowing the country's politics. Indian democracy has rarely been so at bay - with its long-dominant political force, the Congress...
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Influencing Policy from the Outside
CONVINCED of the need for a dramatic response to the crisis in the Soviet Union, a team of American and Soviet scholars joined to propose a "Grand Bargain" to resurrect the Soviet economy through Western help. The response of the Bush administration...
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Jordan's King Embraces Pluralism Accord with Opposition on Pluralism Widens Monarch's Acceptance - and the Political System
THE legalization of political parties in Jordan marks a milestone in the Arab world's moves away from authoritarianism toward more representative government.Analysts here say the June 9 ratification of a "national charter," which allows for a pluralistic...
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Key British Tories Worry about Future of the Party Margaret Thatcher, the Former British Prime Minister, Has Made Such Fierce Comments about Her Successor, John Major, That Fellow Tories Are Asking Her to Be Quiet. at Risk: A Future Election Victory
LEADING Conservatives, including the party chairman, are urging Margaret Thatcher to stop damaging the prospects of their party's reelection by publicly undermining John Major, who succeeded her as prime minister seven months ago.Calls to Mrs. Thatcher...
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Lakers Drift into Era of Post 'General Hip' They May Lose the Finals to the Bulls, but They Have Already Lost the Crowd - a Letter from Inglewood
EVEN Jack Nicholson has lost his lizard grin.After eight appearances in the National Basketball Association world championships in 10 years, both home team and home crowd are suffering from dynasty fatigue.Whether or not the Chicago Bulls slam the door...
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Liberia Peace Moves Gain Impetus West African Nations Increase Diplomatic, Economic Pressure on Rebel Leader Charles Taylor
A QUIET initiative by West African governments offers a fragile hope for ending the civil war in Liberia that has killed thousands of people, made half the population refugees, and spilled into neighboring countries.Although West Africans are divided...
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Lots at Stake in Algeria
WHAT'S happening in Algeria has implications far beyond that North African state itself. The stirrings of democracy in Algeria have been among the strongest in the Arab world. It appeared, until just recently, that Algerians would be voting in their...
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News Currents
UNITED STATES</P><P>President Bush is said to be near a decision to grant an additional $1.5 billion in food assistance to the Soviet Union, though haggling over arms control has probably dashed his hopes of a summit this month in Moscow....
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Presbyterian Church Stays Its Course
THE Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) by a large majority has adopted a report on human sexuality that reverses liberal conclusions in an earlier paper.The original report, "Keeping Body and Soul Together: Sexuality, Spirituality, and Social Justice," introduced...
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Rebuilding Lives on Killing Fields Series: POINTS OF THE COMPASS. Part 32 of a Series. First of Three Articles Appearing Today
AFTER years of brutal oppression and civil war, a small, hard-to-detect enemy pervades Cambodia.Land mines seeded in roads, jungles, and rice paddies exact a mounting toll of hundreds of Cambodians a month. Among the country's 8 million people, a disproportionately...
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Soviets' Nuclear Question Some Fear 'Proliferation by Disintegration,' but Arms Control and Popular Antinuclear Sentiments Make That Highly Unlikely
AS the Soviet Union gradually disintegrates, anxiety has increased in the West that Moscow will not be able to maintain its command and control over the country's arsenal of 30,000 nuclear weapons. Nightmare scenarios abound of nuclear terrorism and...
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St. Saphorin and the World's Agenda
THE little lizards stood motionless on the stone walls of St. Saphorin, an old vineyard town on Lake Geneva. The figs and cherries were half formed and green in late May. The town is so small that in a hundred meters you are through it. At its center,...
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This Time, Chip Accord with Japan Came Easily for US
RANCOR, threats of sanctions, and last-minute concessions are the norm in United States-Japan trade disputes, but the new semiconductor pact the two countries signed June 11 broke the pattern. Negotiations finished quietly two months before deadline.A...
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Ulysses Journeys into 'New' Space European-American Spacecraft Will Shift from a Planetary Orbit to Explore Sun's Polar Regions
WHILE Magellan radar portrays Venusian landscapes and Hubble Space Telescope eyes the cosmos, a spacecraft that can't even see is on its way to explore entirely new astronomical territory. It aims to make the first three-dimensional probe of the tenuous...
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US Wasting Funds in Drug Effort Blue-Ribbon Commission Reports That Military Interdiction Strategy Is Ineffective. NARCOTICS
THERE are no yellow ribbons for America's drug warriors.While Desert Storm troops march home to adoring crowds, the nearly-forgotten soldiers in the drug war slog on against an entrenched enemy. The drug war's top new general, Bob Martinez, is finding...
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World Arms Spending Still High; Developed Nations Buy 85 Percent but Developing Nations Spend More on Arms Than They Receive in Aid
THE cold war may be over, but arms budgets go on.World military expenditures totaled $880 billion last year, according to a new report by World Priorities Inc. That figure represents about a 5 percent drop since the peak spending year of 1987, but it's...
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Young Refugee Begins a More Independent Life FINDING NEW ABILITY Series: POINTS OF THE COMPASS. Part 32 of a Series. Third of Three Articles Appearing Today
TWO months ago, Cheat Sokha left the bamboo hospital platform where she had lain for six years and moved to her own house.Now, every day, the 19-year-old partially paralyzed Cambodian eases herself into a wheelchair made of wood, bamboo, and old tires...
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