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 5, 1990

Art in the Service of Peacemaking World's Only Museum Dedicated to Teaching Peace Features Work of Five Artists from Northern Ireland
PERCHED precariously and absurdly on the landmark Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland, a black-and-white cow stares passively out at the viewer. The cliffs themselves float detached from land in a dark blue, cloud-streaked sky. A tiny flag, streaming...
Austria Today Neutrality in a New Europe?
IN Viennese cafes, life is much as it has always been - a prolonged lunch amid animated students at one table and secretive gossip at others.But this spring, Vienna is somewhat less content than in recent decades, and what earlier might have been dismissed...
Berlin Stock Exchange Revives `DOOR TO THE EAST'
THE centuries-old rivalry between Germany's financial centers Frankfurt and Berlin ended when the capital fell to the Four Allied Powers and was divided by cold-war differences. Deprived of its access to outside markets and affluent investors - both...
Birth Pangs of Pluralism in Central Europe
THE euphoria of victory has subsided in Central Europe and the hard work of balancing economic reform with social stability has begun. The spring elections throughout the region were a popular referendum against the collapsing communist system rather...
Bush Seeks Shift in NATO Nuclear Tactics Window for `First Use' Widens from Days to Weeks or Months If Warsaw Pact Invades
AS the Cold War fades, NATO is struggling to update its guidelines for when and how it might use nuclear weapons.NATO has brandished its nuclear arms at the Soviet Union for decades, threatening to use them in retaliation for any conventional attack...
Bush's Latin Theme
PRESIDENT Bush's plan to aid Latin America may promise more than it can deliver, given Washington's budget crunch and the hemisphere's weighty problems. And its major elements - lessening the debt burden, strengthening trade relationships, opening doors...
Coleridge Rediscovered New Biography Offers Balanced Rendering of an English Romantic
THE poet who gave us the beautiful conversation poems: "Frost at Midnight," "The Eolian Harp," "Dejection: An Ode," and the mesmerizing fantasies of "Kubla Khan," "Christabel," and "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" is still in many ways the most immediately...
Family Planning Focuses on Men Zimbabwe Program Works to Change Male Attitudes and Encourage the Use of Contraceptives. STABILIZING POPULATION
STANDING before 100 male peasants clustered in a remote rural schoolhouse, Apollonia Chirimuta addresses a subject that most men here would rather not think about."Why is it men don't consider family planning their business when they take an interest...
Glittering Cache of Ancient Treasures Sculpture Show Is Prelude the Festival of Indonesia
THERE is no lure like being told you are among the first to see two gold statues holding hands, hidden underground for 11 centuries.And that is just one of the attractions of "The Sculpture of Indonesia," which has just opened at the National Gallery...
Gorbachev Reins in 28th Party Congress but Soviet President Drops Party Reorganization Plans in Effort to Appease Entrenched Communist Hard-Liners
FOR three days Mikhail Gorbachev has appeared like a man sitting atop a volcano.The powerful Soviet leader has argued at, cajoled, and imperiously commanded the congress of 4,683 Communists gathered in the Kremlin. His aim at every point is to keep the...
Hubble Trouble and Shuttle Fuel Leaks Raise NASA Questions US SPACE PROGRAM
SPACE scientists expect to have soon a more detailed assessment of how much scientific use they can get out of the flawed mirror in the Hubble space telescope.Those closely involved with the project are much more optimistic now than last week that most...
Increase in Crime Linked to Reforms and Economic Woes
ECONOMIC hardship and the crumbling of police-state controls are fueling a sharp rise in street crime in Poland and other East European countries.In the small town of Podkowa Lessa, near Warsaw, local police say theft and break-ins are up 105 percent...
In the Corridors: Soviet Delegates Air Ideological Grievances
AFTER a months-long buildup, the promised fireworks between conservatives and reformers at the 28th Congress the Soviet Communist Party have failed to take place.Instead, inside the gargantuan Kremlin's Palace of Congresses, it is like being inside a...
Kashmir's Right to Self-Determination at Heart of India-Pakistan Debate
Regarding the opinion-page article "Kashmir's Troubles, US Interests," June 21: I doubt if the Kahmiris find much solace in the fact that they are "free to buy land anywhere in India," as the column states.The author says, "India has emerged as a tolerant...
Marcos Acquittal Yields Warning for Prosecutors in Noriega Case Verdict Raises Doubts about Cases Involving Crimes outside US. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SETBACK
IMELDA MARCOS is happy. Adnan Khashoggi is happy. And, most likely, Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega and his lawyers are happy.The verdict on July 2 that former Philippine First Lady Mrs. Marcos and Saudi financier Mr. Khashoggi are innocent of racketeering...
NATO Leader Seeks to Reassure Soviets INTERVIEW
FOLLOWING are excerpts from an interview with NATO Secretary General Manfred Worner last week, before the opening of the NATO summit.What do you expect from the NATO summit?I think there will be a basic political message to start with.... It will give...
News Currents
EUROPE</P><P>At least 200 Albanians seeking political asylum took refuge in various foreign embassies in Albania's capital of Tirana after clashes with security forces July 3 and a bombing of the Cuban Embassy. Western sources say the...
New Tests Ahead for Roe Decision
WHILE the nation continues to debate the broad implication's of last week's Supreme Court rulings on abortion, new legal tests are on the horizon for this emotion-clad and controversial issue.These involve the right of the federal government to withhold...
Nuclear Issue Strains US-Pakistan Ties
WASHINGTON'S decade-long infatuation with Pakistan is turning into impatience.Concern about Pakistan's nuclear program hasn't yet cut deeply into United States aid for the nation. But Congress is growing less enthusiastic about money for Pakistan as...
One Man's Court of Last Resort James McCloskey Works to Set Free Those Whom He Feels Have Been Falsely Imprisoned. INTERVIEW
JAMES McCLOSKEY carries no weapon, wears no badge, and has no law degree. Instead the Princeton minister relies on the power of persuasion as he searches for the truth that will set his clients free.His clients are inmates, convicted of serious crimes...
Poles Scrape for a Living in Street-Vendor Paradise
IF you have money in Poland these days, you can buy virtually anything. And what you can't find in the store, you can buy on the street - or off the back of a truck, or from the hood of a car, or even from a suitcase open on a sidewalk.Six months after...
Quebec Economy Sputters as Political Question Persists
THE biggest employer in this small town in Quebec has announced it is closing its plant; locals are blaming the departure of Clairol Canada Inc. on everything from free trade with the United States to Canada's constitutional crisis.Whatever the case,...
State May Pay for Private School Wisconsin Law Draws Support from Bush and Other Republicans but Faces Legal Challenges. SCHOOL CHOICE Series: WINDOWS ON AMERICA. Part 22 of a Series
INNER-CITY students in Milwaukee may soon be able to attend private schools at state expense, if Annette (Polly) Williams has her way.State Representative Williams (D) of Milwaukee says students in her predominantly black, inner-city district have long...
Tensions at the Party Congress
THE Soviet Party Congress has arrived. No event in recent Soviet history so illustrates the crisis of authority in the USSR. Several days into the event, what looked to be a major factional split between conservatives and radical reformers may not take...
The Expanding Work Week
IT'S summertime, and the livin' may be easy, but the workweek is still plenty long in America.We read about rampant '80s careerism yielding to new family values in the '90s, and about enlightened employers who offer everything from flextime to on-site...
The Subtle Theatrics of Bidding at Auctions
IT was not so much the question itself, but what was taken for granted by the question. "So what do you collect?"The questioner was a dealer in Oriental antiques. What lay behind his assumption that everyone collects something? Experience? Hopefulness?His...
Unwinding of Afghan War Bares Old Differences US-PAKISTAN TIES
AN uncomfortable edge is creeping into ties between the United States and Pakistan.For more than a decade, the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan bound the US and Pakistan together and smoothed over what was often a volatile and bumpy alliance. The US...
Youth: Indifferent or Tolerant?
TODAY'S youth are indifferent - to government, to news about the world around them, to civic responsibility - a new survey says.What's new here? Young voters long have voted in smaller proportions than their elders.Today's young adults keep up less with...