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 August 6, 1990

At Tennessee Arts Academy, Teachers Share Their Zeal for the Arts
THE watermelon was perfect, the entertainment first-rate, the people warm and friendly, but what I remember most about my three days here at the Tennessee Arts Academy was the enthusiasm for the arts that were shared by everyone.My first indication of...
Bumper Soviet Crop Rots in Fields MOSCOW'S HARVEST WOES
LARGE blue harvesters move slowly across a field of barley, raising a cloud of dust and chaff as they pass. "Don't try to stop the machines to talk to the drivers," the director of the Shoshanski state farm admonishes his visitors. If they stop the combines,...
Drop in Students, Income Squeezes Small Colleges
THE small private liberal arts college is having a harder time finding both students and funds these days.Growing competition from public colleges and universities is a key reason.More in the declining pool of potential first-year students are choosing...
Embargo of Iraqi Oil Builds - as Will Its Cost Higher Prices, Economic Slowdown Are Price US and Others May Pay for Blocking Hussein
MORE inflation. Higher interest rates. A large slump in stock prices. A further economic slowdown.All these could be the cost to the United States of an effective boycott by major industrial nations of Iraqi and Kuwaiti oil in an attempt to restore the...
Europeans Unite in Condemning Iraqi Move
European countries reacted to Iraq's seizure of Kuwait with a show of unity, accompanied by anxiety about the impact of President Saddam Hussein's invasion on their economies.Meeting Aug. 4 in Rome, the 12 European Community partners froze Iraqi assets,...
Global Pressure Mounts on Iraq Kuwait Invasion Serves as Grim Reminder That East-West Thaw Puts New Focus on Regional Disputes
THE Iraqi invasion of Kuwait has jolted the United States out of a blissful reverie induced by months of good news about world affairs.Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's aggression illustrates the dangers the world faces in the new geopolitical era. The...
Gulf Crisis Puts Arabs in Diplomatic Bind Jordan's Bid to Arrange Arab Minisummit Involving Iraq Cut Short by Arab League Condemnation
THE Iraqi invasion of Kuwait has presented Arab diplomacy with its biggest challenge.Arab reaction to the invasion, in sharp contrast to that from outside the region, has been both slow and divided."The rest of the world was quick to condemn the attack,"...
Improving US Food Aid Changes in Food Program Will Feed More of the World's Malnourished
A DEBATE gone unnoticed in the press, yet one vitally important, deals with the future of the PL-480 program, the US food assistance program. The image of food assistance is feeding the hungry. But most of the program is far from doing that. Most of...
In Deep Financial Trouble, Maine's Unity College Faces Loss of Its Accreditation
ANYONE looking for impressive college buildings won't find them among the rolling fields of Unity College. This 25-year-old institution in the heart of Maine started with a donated farmhouse, (now the admissions office) and a chicken hatchery (now serving...
Indonesia and China Ease Longstanding Rift
INDONESIA'S plan to patch up its rift with China is worrying its ethnic Chinese at home.Chinese Prime Minister Li Peng begins a five-day visit here today to restore ties with Indonesia and end a 23-year break. Relations between the two countries were...
Iraqi Invasion Shifts Terms of the Dialogue between US and Israel
IRAQ'S invasion of Kuwait is viewed here as a significant diplomatic windfall for Israel which will help smooth this week's visit to Washington by Foreign Minister David Levy.Israeli officials and analysts agree that the demonstration of the Iraqi threat...
Mozambique Tries New Technique with Madison Avenue Flair, Mario Ferro Hopes to Transform Country's Lone Political Party. INTERVIEW
MARIO FERRO epitomizes Mozambique's hopes for a democratic future. A life-long supporter of the Mozambique Liberation Front (Frelimo), he is the marketing man mandated to transform the flagging image of the only political commodity on the shelf."It is...
Murder in the USA
RECENT statistics have again brought Americans face to face with the least attractive aspect of their society - its violence.A Senate Judiciary Committee report warned that homicides could reach a new high of 23,220 this year. Earlier, researchers from...
News Currents
CONGRESS</P><P>The Senate voted Saturday to block President Bush's request to speed up research that would enable him to decide on deploying a first phase of the "star wars" anti-missile defense shield, and approved a bill that would cut...
Security: Big Issue for Auto Workers Labor Union Seeks Job Guarantees, Firms Look for Flexibility
AS negotiators for the United Auto Workers (UAW) begin hammering out a new labor contract with the Big Three automakers, they are wrestling with a longstanding problem: Job security.Not an easy task. Companies and unions have sought buffers against unemployment...
Sorry, Perestroika Isn't Enough
I RECENTLY returned from an extensive visit to the USSR and a series of meetings with managers, entrepreneurs, and state officials involved in reforming the Soviet economy.One US delegation went from traditional state-run factories in the Ukraine to...
Stand Up to Iraq
MOST nations have condemned Iraq for its blitzkrieg invasion of Kuwait last week. Now the international community must move beyond condemnations to action, including strong economic sanctions and the mustering of military force to counter further aggressions...
Telling the Truth
THERE is much public discussion these days about the lying in both public and private life that seems to be increasingly taken for granted as a necessity. People sometimes feel that the question of whether to lie, equivocate, be silent, or tell the truth...
The Art of Life in West Africa WOMEN ARTISTS
AFRICAN CANVAS: THE ART OF WEST AFRICAN WOMEN Photographs and text, By Margaret Courtney-Clarke, Foreword by Maya Angelou, New York: Rizzoli, 204 pp., 181 color photographs, $60</P><P>TOWARD the end of the last century, writers of utopian...
The Cable TV Bottleneck
RECENT weeks have seen much heated debate about cable television - whether it is time to reregulate or time to praise its achievements of the last decade. The Senate Commerce Committee has marked up a cable bill which, depending on who is being asked,...
The Tribal Icons of African Art
The sculpture shown on this page is part of an exhibit, 'Icons: Ideals and Power in the Art of Africa' on display at the National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C., until Sept. 3.ONE of the most interesting and instructive functions of art is...
Tough Times for an Innovator with the Networks' Glory Days over, Master-Producer Grant Tinker Tries to Find a Formula for Success. TELEVISION: INTERVIEW
LIP-LOCKED on a bottle of Evian water, Grant Tinker sprawls his blue-jeaned legs on the coffee table and arches his Reeboks skyward. The Culver Studios building here that houses his GTG Productions is known as "The Mansion" for its columns-and-all resemblance...
US Automakers Find Action Is in Europe
THE United States auto industry needs a jump start.These are unhappy days for Detroit: America's Big Three car industry is stalled in the economic roadway, the result of sagging sales, expensive rebate programs, intense competition from overseas producers,...
Us Marines Evacuate Americans from Liberia
President Bush sent 225 United States Marines into Liberia Sunday morning to rescue Americans from the neighborhood of the American embassy, embattled by a three-way civil war.At least in its first few hours, the White House knew of no gunfire in the...
Wage Issue Splits Union, Industry CANADA: STEELWORKER STRIKE
IF the strike that began this week at Canadian steel mills is protracted, it could bring huge job losses and result in more imports from the United States, industry analysts say.More than 15,000 members of the United Steelworkers of America went on strike...
Workers Run Home-Care Business Co-Op Promotes Improved Working Conditions by Blending Social and Occupational Ideals. CARETAKING
TWELVE hours a day, three days a week, Christine Edey cares for a disabled man in a small apartment in the South Bronx.The man was in a highway crash and has no use of his arms and legs. Ms. Edey assists with his daily routine and helps with the computer...
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