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 July 9, 1990

A Master's Cryptic Drawings Jasper Johns Displays a Virtuoso's Touch in Art That Alternately Reveals and Conceals
ONE night in 1954, Jasper Johns dreamed he was painting an American flag. The dream became a reality, and the rest is art history.Inspired by that dream, Johns has since done the 21 paintings and 31 drawings of flags that were the star-spangled cause...
An Indifferent Age?
A NEW survey of Americans' interest in news and public affairs adds at least statistical weight to the now-popular perception that the generation of Americans under age 30 is both uninterested and uninformed.The Times Mirror study, ominously titled "The...
Appeals Process Gets under Way in Twitchell Manslaughter Case as Defense Seeks Stay of Sentence
THE case of David and Ginger Twitchell moves into the appeal stage following their sentencing Friday.Suffolk County Superior Court Judge Sandra Hamlin sentenced the couple to 10 years' probation after a jury last week found them guilty of involuntary...
A Spontaneous Dialogue of Color and Fantasy
IN a competitive setting such as a commercial gallery or even a museum, the larger a work of art the more likely it is to attract attention. A large work implies that the artist considers painting or sculpture to have a public function, that is, that...
British Play Down Hitch in Ulster Talks
INTER-PARTY talks in Northern Ireland on a possible political agreement have been delayed following a last-minute hitch with the Irish Government.Peter Brooke, the Northern Ireland secretary of state, had hoped to announce in Westminster on July 5 a...
Children's Magazines Grow Up Cartoons Give Way to Junior Versions of Adult Products
BARBIE has one of her own. So do Donald and Mickey, as well as the Muppets and the whole gang from Sesame Street.Children's magazines have come a long way since the days of those dated, dog-eared periodicals that used to linger in dentists' offices....
Chrysler Seeks A Dance Partner
A DECADE ago, when the Chrysler Corporation was struggling to avert a bankruptcy, Chairman Lee Iacocca talked of finding another auto company which Chrysler "could dance with."Despite a massive government bailout in 1981, it seemed unlikely Chrysler...
Counties Aim to Limit Treaty Rights Local Officials in Wisconsin Woo Others to Press Congress for Change in Indian Policy. NATIVE AMERICAN ISSUES
COUNTY officials in Wisconsin are leading what they hope will become a national push to get Congress to take a hard second look at federal Indian policy. Much of that policy stems from treaties signed with specific tribes in the 1800s."The inconsistencies...
Cracks in Communist Party Widen SOVIET CONGRESS. SOVIET PARTY CONGRESS
THROUGH sheer tactical skill, Mikhail Gorbachev appears capable of holding his fractured Soviet Communist Party together through the end of its congress.But this feat is looking increasingly irrelevant. With each day of this landmark once-every-five-years...
Czarina for an Evening
THERE is a tingling sense of expectation when you visit Leningrad for the first time, an expectation heightened if you are fortunate enough to get tickets for the opera on your first night. Our taxi sped along Nevsky Prospekt, past palaces and cathedrals...
Democratic Croatia Seeks Yugoslav Confederation
DEMOCRACY has come to Croatia, Yugoslavia's second-largest republic, and Franjo Tudjman, its first democratically elected president since World War II, is proud."We've succeeded in a dignified way without any problems," says Mr. Tudjman of the solid...
East European Liaison Proposed Alliance Officials Aim to Signal Soviets That a Reunified Germany in NATO Is Not a Threat. NATO SUMMIT
LAST week's NATO summit in London marked a turning point in East-West relations.The alliance which defended the West for over 40 years turned to the East offering openness, cooperation, and outreach.But NATO leaders did not overhaul the fundamental nature...
G-15: A Different Economic Summit
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia's elegant capital city, played host in early June to the first economic summit of the new "Group of Fifteen" countries: Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Senegal, Venezuela,...
G-7 TALKS: Rebuilding Europe
AS Western leaders gather for the Houston summit of the Group of Seven, a long-neglected issue moves to the top of the agenda. Motivated by the deepening crisis in the Soviet economy and President Gorbachev's insistence on aid as the price of his acceptance...
Government, Guerrillas Talk Peace COLOMBIA: HIGH DEMANDS, HIGH REWARDS
ONE of Colombia's main guerrilla groups, the National People's Army, or EPL, has gathered many of its forces in this town on Colombia's northern coast as part of peace negotiations with the government - the most serious to date.The EPL is following in...
`Kidzines' Range from Consumer Affairs to Sesame Street
FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS</P><P>Sesame Street has "fun" as the key word in this full-color magazine. Big Bird and other familiar friends from the popular TV show lead the youngest readers through an array of stories and activities. Ages 2-6. $13.97/year....
Leader Pushes for Indian Sense of Identity
NICK HOCKINGS and his Chippewa colleagues in the Wa-Swa-Gon Treaty Association believe in active exercise of Indian treaty rights, including spearfishing on nearby lakes.Last fall the association led a successful move here to overturn a state agreement...
Learning as an Endless Odyssey Award-Winning Junior High Instructor Aims to Teach Students How the Real World Works. TOP TEACHER: NEW YORK CITY
IT'S 6:00 a.m. on a Thursday near the end of the school year, and John Taylor Gatto is pacing the sidewalk at 107th and Amsterdam. Corrugated metal gates still cover the bodega storefronts, and Mr. Gatto looks a little like a painter, in his white shirt,...
Modern Metamorphosis of an Ancient Poet
THE mystery of the poet Ovid's exile from Rome by Caesar Augustus in the first decade of the first century continues to inspire speculation. It has long been thought that Ovid's capricious candor about sex irritated the emperor, who was trying to reform...
NATO Summit Yields Something for Just about Everyone
THE opening of NATO's new era was quick work. All the meetings in London last week ended earlier and more agreeably than expected.They also bore the unmistakable stamp of President Bush, who believes in personal relationships over ideology.Mr. Bush moves...
News Currents
UNITED STATES</P><P>In Baton Rouge, Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer vetoed Friday a proposed ban on abortions, criticizing the measure because it did not allow for abortions in cases of rape or incest. The Louisiana House had voted 73 to 31...
Nuclear Peace Movement: No Time to Rest on Laurels
THESE are strange times for the nuclear peace movement. After working and struggling for a decade - and for some of us, much longer than that - we are seeing many of our fondest hopes about to come true. The cold war is largely over. The NATO-Warsaw...
On Stage, a Dreamlike Montage of Gertrude Stein's Circle Play Revisits Work of Picasso, Stravinsky, and Virgil Thomson. THEATER: REVIEW
PEOPLE often speak of the arts as though they are distinct fiefdoms - each with its territory and boundaries - which never unite in a whole. But I have just experienced a wonderful evening at Kennedy Center Opera House that merges painting, music, words,...
Soviets Await More Western Help NATO's Moves Welcomed, but Gorbachev Looks for Economic Aid from Houston Summit
IN the midst of a bruising internal battle with conservative communists, Mikhail Gorbachev is looking for some aid from his friends in the West.Soviet officials are clearly pleased with the first relief shipment delivered by the NATO summit in London....
Tackle the Weapons Plant Cleanup
AS if to bolster the case for new federal taxes, the cleanup of nuclear-weapons plants bobbed back into the news last week. The Department of Energy (DOE) now estimates the project could cost about $6 billion a year for the next five years. That's a...
Tentacles of S&L Mess Reach to Other Issues
AMERICA'S savings and loan debacle is finally getting Washington's full attention.Serious cost estimates of $90 billion to $500 billion have now replaced earlier understatements. The difference in estimates depends substantially on different assumptions...
The Dubious World of Federal Statistics
WHEN it comes to statistics, the United States government's right hand often draws a different conclusion from its left hand.So says Stephen Zeldes of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. This professor of finance and Jeffrey Miron,...
US Jobless Rate Remains Steady Latest Figures Unlikely to Affect Interest Rates
AMERICA'S jobless rate is neither strong enough nor weak enough by itself to prompt Federal Reserve Board chairman Alan Greenspan to lower interest rates in the near term, economists say.Figures released last week showed the nation's jobless rate dropped...
Why God Heals Sickness
SICKNESS is an awful thing. It has no place in God's creation, and no part in God's nature. Sadly, though, people often try to explain who God is and what He does in terms of human experience, somehow linking things like illness and disease to His purpose...
Wooster Group Uses Lots of Layers THEATER: WORK-IN-PROGRESS
IN an extraordinary number of Japanese films, director Peter Sellars noted recently, there comes a moment when the main character - often, but not always, a samurai warrior - is laid low by the enemy. The hero or heroine falls into despair, weeping bitter...

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