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 October 5, 1990

Australia's Wooly Tangle the World Wool Market Has Contracted Sharply at a Time When Australian Producers Have Increased the Size of the Flocks
TERRY and Margaret Conn have driven three hours from Mudgee to watch their wool get auctioned. Even before the auctioneer brings the gavel down on their next year's income they know the likely result: The Australian Wool Corporation, with the financial...
Britain's Master of Comic Anarchy Spike Milligan Remains Uproarious - and a National Institution
IT is one of life's little injustices that while most people in the world have heard of the late film comedian Peter Sellers, a few million less have heard of Spike Milligan. Yet at one time these two names - along with Harry Secombe - were household...
Budget Brokers Show Little Enthusiasm for Deficit Plan but Many Say It Will Help Spur Growth in Long Term
THE current budget deal cut between the White House and Congress has few enthusiasts. Supporters, admittedly only resigned to the quickly devised compromise, endorse it as a means toward future economic growth.Office of Management and Budget director...
China's Conservatives Wage Political War with Bitter Attack on Gorbachev Policies
IN a glaring sign of ideological tension with the Soviet Union, China is circulating an internal document that condemns Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev as a "traitor" to communism and the "arch-criminal" behind liberal change in Eastern Europe.The revival...
Conventional Arms Agreement Reached
THE only obstacles to a historic arms treaty that will drastically cut conventional arsenals in Europe are a few peripheral issues, say United States Secretary of State James Baker III and Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze.Following a five-hour...
Excellence: Rhetoric and Reality
IN describing the inhabitants of Lake Wobegon, Garrison Keillor proudly declares that "the children are all above average."In the real world, of course, children sometimes turn out to be merely average. Which is why South Mecklenberg High School in Charlotte,...
Forgiveness Heals
AN African proverb says, "He who forgives ends the quarrel." It's a pungent bit of advice that has more depth than might be apparent on the surface.So often when we are angry or hurt over what someone has done, we feel that if only the other person would...
French Reflect on United Germany LEGACY OF THE PAST: VERDUN
AS Rene Vincent looks out over the unnaturally cratered land around him - land pummeled by relentless shell blasts and gouged by trenches that knew a half-million French and German dead in the World War I siege of Verdun - the last surviving Verdun resident...
Immigrant Saga `Avalon' Fills the Eye FILM: REVIEW
SEQUELS have become the moviegoer's bane, filling screens with dumb variations on thriller, comedy, and fantasy ideas that were usually just as dumb the first time around. The sight of a Roman numeral on a film title is enough to make a strong spectator...
Kennebec Has Nothing to Do with Kennebunk
A FAULT with today's erudition may be that too many people know too many things that aren't so. I was browsing in a bookstore and found a dictionary of American Indianisms, where it says a Kennebunker is a bag in which to keep winter underwear. I hasten...
Labour Party Chiefs Moderate Stance on British Economy
IN the face of determined trench warfare by left-wing party activists, leaders of Britain's Labour opposition have demoted the welfare state as a prime policy goal and placed the country's economic recovery at the top of their agenda.Spearheading the...
Largest Birdhouse in the Rockies
OUR house is built into a hill, so that the second story in front is the first story in back. The ceiling is high, supported by 4- by 12-inch beams, which pass through the upper walls and extend outside, over the second story front porch.Four humans...
Liberian Refugees: The Gulf's Other Victims
THE generosity that a number of countries around the world have shown to the more than 500,000 people uprooted by the Gulf crisis - many of them Asians who had been working in Kuwait and Iraq - has been heartening. Although the suddenness of the crisis...
Look for a Protest Vote in November
OFF-YEAR elections in the US often prove to be a themeless pudding. Lacking the central focus provided by a presidential contest, they tend to revolve around local candidates, issues, and conditions. On occasion, however, some big issue or event manages...
Loosen Monetary Reins
THE monetary mandarins met</P><P>to mull over Whether the money supply</P><P>to maneuver. They looked at M1, M2, and M3, At prices, interest rates, and</P><P>the economy While business sank further and further...
Massachusetts Is Broke; People Are Angry and Eager to Resort to the Ballot - a Letter from Boston Lame Duck Dukakis Cuts Pet Programs
PEOPLE are getting angrier by the day over this state's budget mess. In the last 15 months, the state budget has been cut six times. The pink-slip machines have been running overtime. But the economy keeps slowing down, and the red ink keeps getting...
Mexico's Salinas Pushes Free Trade in Central, South American Tour but US-Mexico Progress Seen as Linchpin for Most Regional Agreements
LATIN American leaders are moving forward on the idea of an Alaska-to-Argentina free-trade zone. A spate of bilateral and multilateral commitments is being developed with the ambition of creating a tariff-free Western hemisphere in the next three to...
Modern Art's Father Figure Revealing Gallery Show Traces De Kooning's Evolution as a Giant of Abstract Expressionism. ART: REVIEW
IN some ways, Willem de Kooning is the "Big Daddy" of American art. He has been around longer, has exerted a greater influence, and has survived more attempts to "dethrone" him than any other living American painter.More important, he has produced at...
News Currents
CRISIS IN THE GULF</P><P>Japanese Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu held talks with Iraqi Deputy Premier Taha Yassin Ramadan in Amman yesterday. Kaifu intended to press Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait and release all foreign hostages, Japanese...
Pitching Pines Caber-Tossing Is Never Done without a Kilt - but It Is Done by More and More Non-Scots
DOUGLAS EDMUNDS perches on the sofa-end like a beached whale. His bulk makes anyone near him suspect they are shrinking, as he describes how to lift a Scotch pine tree-trunk 19 feet long and 150 pounds heavy before "tossing" it.Mr. Edmunds is a Scot...
Reports of Racial Violence Grow as Hate Crimes Increase, States Pass Laws Banning Related Activities and Enact Stiff Punishment
THE presence of "hate" crimes in the United States today is sobering. But the situation is not hopeless.Reported incidents of violence, vandalism, and threats motivated by bias continue to increase. "White supremacist" groups number more than 200.Most...
Soviet Asks West for Economic Knowledge
THE leading proponent of radical reform of the Soviet economy has put out an appeal for Western help.But the kind of help Stanislav Shatalin is looking for cannot be quantified in dollars or rubles. His is a plea for knowledge.Mr. Shatalin, chief architect...
The Budget Deal: Fair? Effective?
HERE are some budget observations:How should we evaluate the budget package now being considered by Congress?Opinions vary.Sam Nakagama, a Wall Street economic consultant, says: "You can hardly exaggerate how important it is. It is an extraordinary change...
The Budget: Grimace and Swallow
CUTTING the deficit, Sen. Phil Gramm says, is like going to heaven: Everyone wants to get there, but no one wants to pay the price. As a theological axiom, Senator Gramm's quip is too sweeping, but the political point is well taken.It is being demonstrated...
The Gulf Crisis, and War Deterrence
PREDICTABLY, as more than 150,000 American troops settle into the sands of Saudi Arabia for what looks like a long stay, the folks back home have begun to ask how they got there. Since few are prepared to argue that the US should not have responded once...
Time to Rhyme? New Verse Forms Reflect Action
THE question of form sometimes masks a deeper struggle over the very purpose of the modern poem.To begin: We're really not talking here about form versus - what, formlessness? More accurately, the debate concerns the viability of old forms versus new...
Time to Rhyme? Sounds Link Lines and Meaning
IN an essay that was originally published in the Turin, Italy, newspaper La Stampa in 1985, (and now available to English readers in "The Mirror Maker," Schoken Books) the Italian writer and poet Primo Levi predicted a "spontaneous return" to rhyming...
US Government and Homes Are at Odds over Federal Regulations NURSING HOME DILEMMA
IMPORTANT new federal standards for nursing homes have taken effect this week with the industry and the federal government very much at odds. The disagreement: Whether government has done as much as it should to help nursing homes by publishing timely...
Voices of a Reluctant Superpower
ATTENTION is lavished these days on many aspects of US-Japanese relations. For its part, public opinion poll reports in the US have concentrated on what Americans think about Japan - especially its products and trade practices. But, interestingly, they...
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