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 19, 1990

Abandon Deficit Plan, Mayors Say
THE nation's mayors are calling on Congress to abandon the Gramm-Rudman deficit-reduction law, complaining that it unfairly cuts urban programs first."We're always first in line when it comes to cuts," New Bedford, Mass., Mayor John Bullard said Sunday...
Ambiguous Pigs an Excursion into Porcine Poetics and Prosody
This little pig went to market This little pig stayed home This little pig had roast beef This little pig had none And this little pig cried wee, wee, wee all the way home.</P><P>THERE it is. Deceptively simple, Annie Minnous's great...
A New Era in Greek-US Relations
DURING the first week of June, Constantine Mitsotakis became the first Greek Prime Minister to visit the White House in 26 years. That's a long gap for two countries with such strong cultural and historical ties. But Mr. Mistotakis's visit to the White...
Are Sanctions Still Necessary?
THE end of apartheid is coming, even if Nelson Mandela, leader of the African National Congress (ANC), rightly urges caution and the maintenance of sanctions. It would be unwise to lift or moderate United States or European bans on South Africa until...
Communists Appear Set for Victory in Bulgaria One Opposition Voter in Sofia Learns the Disappointment of Defeat
DARIA was determined but nervous as she went to vote in Sunday's runoff round of Bulgaria's first free elections in more than 40 years.There was also a question of pride in the opposition. No communist candidate had yet won in Sofia, Bulgaria's capital....
Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act
US Conditions for the Review Of Sanctions - Repeal state of emergency and respect the principle of equal justice under the law. - Release Nelson Mandela, Govan Mbeki, Walter Sisulu, black trade-union leaders, and all political prisoners. ...
Consumerism Bounces Back in US FROM SHOPPING MALLS TO WALL STREET
CONSUMERISM - largely forgotten during the pro-business, merger-oriented days of the Reagan years - is back.In the past few weeks, several events have signaled heightened attention to the interests of consumers. Congress has held hearings into abuses...
Ethics in the Shadows
THE American public is still waiting to see if the United States Senate takes ethics seriously. Unlike members of the House, senators haven't weaned themselves from fat speaking fees (honorariums), and both houses are dragging their feet on meaningful...
German Unity Lengthens World Economic Expansion
LAST year's revolution in Eastern Europe, permitted and abetted by Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, is recognized as a political development of the first order. Not yet so clearly recognized is this development's role as a key economic event in the...
Gorbachev and Khrushchev
MIKHAIL GORBACHEV'S trip across the United States provided only one disappointment for me: That the weather delay forced the cancellation of his scheduled visit to a farm near St. Paul, Minn. I was on hand when Nikita Khrushchev dropped in on his old...
`Gremlins 2' Signals Film-Clone Summer FILM: REVIEW
AROUND this time in the summer blockbuster season, a sense of sameness hangs in the air, as one predictable joke and expensive special effect blends indiscriminately into the next. Moviegoing turns into clone-watching: Many titles are decorated with...
Industry Seen as Controversial Though an Important Educational Tool, Conservationists Are Concerned Boats Harass Animals. WHALE WATCHING
JOUNCING around on a whale-watch boat off the Massachusetts coast, tired passengers suddenly forget about the morning's bumpy ride."Over on the left side of the boat at 9 o'clock!" shouts naturalist Sha Hsing Min, aboard the New England Aquarium's `Voyager.'Passengers...
Let's Cool the Global-Warming Hype
LET'S try an exercise in global environmental hype. Breathe in. Now breathe out. You have just added a breath of "dangerous, heat-trapping greenhouse" gas to Earth's atmosphere.So what? You're not going to stop breathing just because the distinguished...
Major Change in US System Urged Private Group Proposes Steps to Eliminate Meaningless Diplomas and Dead-End Jobs. MODERNIZING THE WORK FORCE
IF the United States wants to keep pace in the global economy, it needs to fundamentally revamp its educational system and its work force.That's one of the conclusions of a new report, "America's Choice: High Skills or Low Wages?" by the Commission on...
Mandela Seeks Firm US Support Fund Raising, Maintaining Pressure on Pretoria Are Goals of ANC Leader's Visit to Eight Cities. WORLD TOUR: US STOP
NELSON MANDELA'S historic visit to the United States beginning tomorrow is likely to increase the influence of the African National Congress over US policy toward South Africa and boost his authority among black South Africans."Mandela being hailed as...
Miskito Indians Confront Chamorro NICARAGUA: AUTONOMY DISPUTE
A SIMMERING dispute between Miskito Indian leaders in Nicaragua's Atlantic coast region is challenging President Violeta Chamorro's government just as military conflict in the area is ending.The problem stems from differing interpretations over the degree...
Music-Driven Movement Mark Morris Dancers Respond to Works from Bach to Yoko Ono
MARK MORRIS has more than carved a niche for himself in modern dance, if anybody needs reminding. His six-show engagement in Boston, which ended Sunday, was a potent demonstration of the wit, theatricality, and musical sense of this American-born, Belgium-based...
News Currents
ENVIRONMENT</P><P>In London, delegates from 80 nations will convene this week to strengthen an international treaty to save Earth's ozone layer. The main item on the conference agenda is expected to be a speedup of the timetable for phasing...
Newspaper Sold by the Homeless Raises Questions Publisher Says It Is Valid Way to Help People Earn a Living; Critics Call Approach Simplistic
`GET your Street News, read about the scandal!" shouts vendor Pam Stacey as she sells copies of the tabloid in Times Square."People love to read about scandals," says the homeless woman. "It sells a lot of papers."But this particular scandal is about...
On Being Different
THE Sermon on the Mount tells us how to be different, really different! An important part of Jesus Christ's ministry, it's a remarkable code of conduct for his followers and that includes us. But different from what? From worldly-mindedness and from...
Poignant Portrayal of a Puma's Point of View
WHILE there are many fine examples of nonfiction nature writing, wild animals in fiction tend to be of three types: "People in fur coats" (to use the extreme preservationist phrase), dumb killing machines, or literary symbolic devices: Bambi, or Jaws,...
Research Goal: Solar-Powered 21st Century Concerns about Conventional Sources of Energy Spur Efforts to Find Cost-Efficient, Environmentally Safer Alternatives. RENEWABLE ENERGY
WILL sunlight be a central source of United States energy for the 21st century?Here at the sprawling, low-rise campus of the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI), the answer is a resounding "Yes."Politically, the answer may be coming just in time....
Six Days: Twenty-Three Years Later an Israeli Perspective
THIS month marks the 23rd anniversary of the Six-Day War of 1967. Today the focus in the Arab-Israeli equation is on the Palestinian aspect. However, when Israelis confront the Palestinian question their point of departure is the wider circle of Arab-Israeli...
Soviet Radicals Lose Faith in Party Reform Wing of Communists Appears Ready to Split, Form Social Democratic Party in Coming Months
NO red flags flew and there were no ringing calls for socialism when a group of almost a thousand democratic activists of the Soviet Communist Party met this past weekend in the halls of the October Cinema.Instead, the talk was of how to end 72 years...
Tactics Change Even as Congressional Lobbyists Multiply
WHEN lobbyists wanted to influence Congress a decade or two ago, they'd march up to Capitol Hill, meet with lawmakers, and request action.No longer. Today most Washington interest groups organize something that looks like a genuine grass-roots campaign,...
Texans Prepare as Oil Approaches Coast
CREWS started laying booms and hundreds of volunteers were called in Monday to get ready for an oil slick expected to wash ashore from the wrecked oil tanker Mega Borg."We cannot wait any longer," Texas Land Commissioner Gary Mauro said. "We don't know...
Thatcher Derails Plans for High-Speed Linkup with Europe
FLEET Street's cartoonists are beginning to find the Thatcher government's policy toward the Channel Tunnel irresistible.The London Evening Standard's resident mirthmaker last week depicted a sleek French high-speed train disgorging bemused Gallic travelers...
Why Painting Is Worth the Risks for Richard Miller, Art Isn't Formula or Fashion - It Requires `Going beyond What You Know'. ART: INTERVIEW
`FOR me, there is no formula for making art. I can't repeat myself. Every painting, every drawing is a risk. If I can predict the outcome, I have to change. I have to go beyond what I know."Richard Miller, a painter just now coming into his own, is moving...

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