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 12, 1990

A Hands-On Tack to Learning about River
ON the sloop Clearwater, involvement is the name of the game.Fifty eleventh graders learned that lesson fast one recent afternoon when they took a three-hour, educational sail in New York Harbor. - All were assured that their arm muscles - no exceptions...
Algeria Looks to Market Economy to End Crisis
IT'S a Friday morning outside one of Algiers' mosques, but the bearded Muslims on the corner are not talking religion. Their topic of conversation is videocassette recorders."Our problem in Algeria is that we don't produce what people want, like televisions...
An Englishman in Glasgow Scotland's Largest City Inspires Fierce Patriotism from an Expatriate. TRAVEL: SCOTLAND Series: AT HOME AROUND THE WORLD. Part 11 of a Series. First of Two Articles Appearing Today
CONTRARY to a song associated with Scotland's largest city, I can't claim that "I belong to Glasgow." The fact that I live here is beside the point. The point is - I'm English.But even as a mere Englishman here, I have found that this city has a way...
Building Bridges
I AM glad to say there was never a generation gap between my parents and me. We had some differences in outlook, but the lines of communication were always open. It happened that neither of my parents attended college, but they were eager for me to have...
Burma's Chance for Democracy
FOR the first time an opportunity for lasting peace exists in Burma (Myanmar). All the minorities, together with the ethnic Burmans, are united in the goal of bringing about a change of government.The world community must safeguard this push for democracy....
Central Asian Crisis Could Overshadow Baltics Issues SOVIET UNION: SECESSION THREATS
SOVIET authorities have been forced in the past week to turn their attention south, away from the drive for independence by the Baltic republics and toward ethnic violence in Soviet Central Asia.The number of people killed after a week of border clashes...
China and Soviet Union Improve Military Ties Each Seeks Access to Technology, Expertise to Boost Modernization Drives
A HIGH-LEVEL military delegation from China returns from the Soviet Union this week after holding the most substantive talks on cooperation between the two armies in decades.The Soviets hope to learn from the success of their Asian neighbor in turning...
Czechs Rescue Antiquity Scientists and Students Salvage Relics and Record Evidence of the Past. ARCHAEOLOGY
JAROMIR BENES stands atop a steep ridge of bulldozed dirt and gestures to a vast expanse of cratered wasteland populated by enormous machines which ceaselessly gouge out more earth from a devastated site stretching to the smog-clouded horizon.It looks...
Despite Snags, US Interest in Soviet Ventures Booms US-SOVIET TRADE
TRADE ties between the United States and the Soviet Union passed some important benchmarks in the last week and a half.Inquiries about US-Soviet trade by American companies have been running so high in recent months that the telephone at the US Commerce...
Did California Call off Tax Revolt?
CALIFORNIA'S Proposition 13, passed by the voters in 1978, is generally credited with having ignited the tax revolt that swept across America like a prairie fire. California voters, fed up with rising taxes and distrustful of government's ability to...
Elderly Lack Pocketbook Facts AARP REPORT
ELDERLY Americans are far less financially sophisticated than might be assumed, given their high levels of discretionary income. Moreover, they are likely to have less understanding of their basic rights as consumers than many younger people in the United...
For East Europe, a New `Big Brother'?
THE recent announcement by Prime Minister Nikolai Ryzhkov of a go-slow plan for economic reform in the Soviet Union was greeted almost by jeers from Western experts. Why doesn't the Soviet Union just take the plunge, as Poland did last January, as East...
Hudson' Cleanup Moves Slowly Governor Cuomo Removes Hurdle to Allow State to Begin Dredging Contaminated River Bottom. ENVIRONMENT
ALONG much of its 315-mile run from the Adirondacks south to the New York City harbor, the Hudson River is cleaner than it was two decades ago. There is less floating garbage, less raw sewage, fewer dead fish.Yet the Hudson still faces a major threat...
Iowa Quiet as Democrats Delay Opening Bids for White House
IOWANS are feeling neglected.Four years ago, 18 candidates for the White House were criss-crossing Iowa, making speeches, visiting cities and hamlets, courting voters. By this time on the election calendar, they had made 376 trips to this state.Today...
Ivory Coast Gains New Free Speech Economic Woes Pushing Widespread Protests. MULTIPARTY SYSTEM
SOMETHING is happening here in the Ivory Coast that is unusual for Africa: people are openly criticizing their government without fear of arrest.In a now-typical scene, a group of men waiting outside a government office began calling for an end to the...
Local Elections Are First Step for Democracy, but Most Algerians Want More
STANDING on the capital city's central pedestrian shopping street, Mohamed Alliche, an independent candidate in Tuesday's local elections, explains why he wants a dissolution of the national assembly and quick national elections."When you wash yourself,...
News Currents
UNITED STATES</P><P> The Bush administration expects the US economy to grow 2.2 percent in 1990, down from it's February prediction of 2.6 percent. An unexpected rise in interest rates this year accounts for the more modest forecast, White...
Popular History at Its Best - California-Style
MATERIAL DREAMS: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA THROUGH THE 1920s by Kevin Starr, New York: Oxford University Press, 453 pp., illustrated, $24.95</P><P> `FOUNDATIONS in Water" is the title Kevin Starr gives to the first part of his new book, "Material...
Respecting the Wolf as a Predator
THE room was full of very excited people, including a lot of little children, and a wolf was just about to come to see us. "Imagine this was a room full of wolves and you were being brought in to be looked at. How would you want the wolves to behave?"...
Ride a Kayak, Tame a River Awkwardness Yields to Control, and Control to Freedom in a Boat with No Keel Series: Kayaking. Part 2 of a 3-Part Series
THE first time I headed downriver strapped into a kayak, I felt like a toothpick being tossed around the waves of the Pacific Ocean.There is nothing to compare to the sensation of being on a river in a kayak. The boat has no rudder, leaving it free to...
Sales of East German Car Lurch to a Halt
OVER the past century, technological change has raced ahead of our ability to cope with it. But in East Germany this past year, the world has changed too swiftly for technology to keep pace.Nowhere is this more evident than at VEB Sachsenring Automobilwerk,...
Saving Tropical Forests
THE annual rate of tropical deforestation increased by 90 percent during the 1980s. Yet the decade saw two sizable initiatives to counter the problem: the International Timber Trade Organization and the United Nation's Tropical Forestry Action Plan....
Specialists Team Up for an Israeli Dig
IN a few weeks, Steven Weiner will be setting up his portable laboratory inside a cave on Mount Carmel, south of Haifa. He'll be helping a team of archaeologists piece together what life was like 60,000 years ago. Although some archaeologists might say...
Teaching about AIDS in Search for Ways to Help Youths Change Risky Behavior, Some Experts Promote Greater Student Input into Programs Series: Aids and Sex Education. Part 2 of a 2-Part Series
IN this sundrenched suburb across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, high school students are finding that teaching each other about AIDS helps them learn in a way that classroom information doesn't.At Redwood High School, students in the school's...
The GOP and the `Peace Issue'
A question asked of GOP House Minority Leader Bob Michel put the Gorbachev visit into US domestic political perspective: "With the communist threat ebbing, where are the Republicans to look for their big issue?"Mr. Michel responded quickly at this press...
The Science of Leonardo's Storm Drawings
WE should have paid more attention to Leonardo da Vinci's storm drawings. His insight into thunderstorm downburst winds might have helped avoid some aircraft disasters in our time.The relevant scenes appear in the 11 drawings called "Deluge or Visions...
Timing in South Africa
WALTER SISULU, one of the leaders of the African National Congress, called it a "half measure." More precisely, it was a three-quarters measure. Last Thursday South African President Frederik de Klerk lifted the state of emergency in three of South Africa's...
Warsaw Pact Is over as a Military Alliance PERSPECTIVES ON EASTERN EUROPE
THE demise of the Warsaw Pact as a military force in international relations is probably the most momentous sequel to the East European revolution.To all intents and purposes, the Pact became a spent force the moment Poland initiated the revolution last...
Where the Wild Mushrooms Grow
RICK left his pickup in the driveway and came out to the garden where I was raking and planting, and asked, "Do you eat wild mushrooms?""Sure. The ones I know.""Do you know puffballs?"I said I did, and he said, "Well, I have one in my pickup as big as...

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