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 31, 1990

Atmospheric Revival of Murder Drama Captures '20S Mood THEATER: REVIEW
MACHINAL Play by Sophie Treadwell. Directed by Michael Greif. At the Public/Luesther Hall.</P><P>THE New York Shakespeare Festival has spared nothing in the way of atmospherics, stage busyness, and noisy sound effects to recreate the...
Ballot Questions Spice Up Election Americans Take Decisionmaking into Own Hands - on Matters from the Homeless to Taxes
ALASKANS will decide whether smoking marijuana should be illegal - yes, illegal.Montana residents are considering whether to jettison their entire tax system.In Washington, D.C., the focus is on shelters for the homeless.Some of the most sensitive issues...
BICOASTAL ECONOMY. the Tide Ebbs with Growth Slowing on Both Coasts, the Vaunted "Bicoastal Economy" That Characterized the 1980s Is No More. Still, the West Coast Is in Relatively Good Shape, despite a Slackening Defense Industry. on the Eastern Seaboard, Only Florida Continues to Post Above-Average Growth
FROM his window high above Atlanta, Lee Whitfield points out three towers that will swell the glut of downtown office space."Atlanta's glass is always half full, never half empty," he says. As resident manager of Coldwell Banker Commercial, a realty...
BICOASTAL ECONOMY. the Tide Ebbs with Growth Slowing on Both Coasts, the Vaunted "Bicoastal Economy" That Characterized the 1980s Is No More. Still, the West Coast Is in Relatively Good Shape, despite a Slackening Defense Industry. on the Eastern Seaboard, Only Florida Continues to Post Above-Average Growth
`CALIFORNIA is just like the rest of the country, only more so," goes the old adage. These days, the reverse is true for the Golden State's economy and for that of Oregon and Washington State as well.As the nation slides toward recession, the West Coast...
Black Homer
THERE'S a direct ratio between precision and complexity on the one hand and bold outline on the other. Remember: The Renaissance masters sketched bold cartoons before adding shading and color. It works in poetry, too. Derek Walcott's new book-length...
Bull? Bear? the BBC Takes Business Lingo to Moscow
FLEDGLING Soviet entrepreneurs, eager to learn the skills and jargon of the marketplace, are about to have their wishes fulfilled.The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is supplying Moscow Radio with a series of programs in which the emphasis will...
Chinese Charge `Zealous' Officials with Abuses in Enforcing Birth Plan
WHEN Bai Xiaguang anticipates the birth of her first child in December, her chestnut eyes light up."It's so soon," says the ruddy, Beijing gardener with a shy smile. She stops pulling weeds for a moment, absent-mindedly feeling the broad curve under...
Christo Raises Umbrella Plan the Bulgarian-Born Artist Talks about a Joint Project in Japan and California. ART: INTERVIEW
As Christo crosses a rice paddy to ask a Japanese farmer if he wants big umbrellas on his land, the farmer asks, "What's that foreigner doing around here?"In a dry California valley, Christo approaches an American rancher, inviting him to allow giant...
Congress's Last-Minute Successes Give Democrats New Confidence
FOR all the scorn and scandal heaped on the 101st Congress, which ended early Monday morning, its leaders have flown home on a political updraft.In its last sleepless weeks, Congress broke two major deadlocks, each more than a decade old: - The five-year...
Disdaining Restraint, Pop-Culture Voyeurs Blight Our Future
THE capitalist system has been astoundingly vindicated in recent years. Almost no one challenges its ability to produce a higher standard of living than any alternative, or to best complement a democratic polity. But the entertainment industry may prove...
Far from Moscow, Scholars Strive to Create Zones of Free Enterprise in Soviet Far East
VLADIMIR KUZNETSOV came out to this hilly port city in 1973 as a member of the Soviet Navy."I fell in love with this territory and my future wife, very beautiful like the city," he recalls with a smile.The handsome, dark-haired Kuznetsov went on to Moscow,...
News Currents
AROUND THE MIDDLE EAST</P><P>Iraq is considering freeing all its foreign hostages, provided France and the Soviet Union commit themselves to resolving the Persian Gulf crisis by peaceful means, an Iraqi official told the British Financial...
Nicaragua's Sandinistas Try Free Enterprise
DURING its 11 years in power, the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) confiscated hundreds of Nicaraguan businesses after accusing owners of undermining the government. Strict state control over the economy followed.But Nicaragua has changed....
On Hot Air, Fire, and Water
WITHOUT exaggerating events, we live in the strangest of times. Some examples: Prices on the New York stock market soar after Saddam Hussein has a dream about the prophet Muhammad disliking the direction Iraqi missiles are aimed; Cincinnati couldn't...
Practical Religion
RECENTLY I saw a television interview with a well-known evangelist. The interviewer, who usually chats with show-business personalities and reports on their latest projects, didn't seem at home with this assignment. As I was watching, I was reminded...
Reform Teamsters Group Sees Chance to Take Over
CALL it perestroika in one of the largest United States unions, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.Open squabbling has broken out among Teamster leaders, who for years kept iron-fisted control over the 1.5 million-member union. At the grassroots...
Running with the Maasai
OFTEN, simple things narrow the distance between cultures. For me, four days of running in the bush with the Maasai - one of Africa's most stunning but "distant" tribes - helped span the Maasai-Western understanding gap."...Fascination with the Maasai...
Safety on Allhallows' Eve
TODAY is Halloween in the United States. When I was growing up, this holiday was a time for fun. We would dress up in -- sometimes scary -- costumes and visit the neighbors, asking for treats. Usually we got plenty of candy for our trouble. But neighborhoods...
Saudis See Political Change - on Own Terms
ONE recent evening in Jiddah, two Western reporters met with a small group of Saudis in the home of a prominent business executive.No sooner were the first questions asked than the Saudis fell into a lively, sometimes heated debate among themselves that...
Singapore's Harry Lee and the Press
LEE KUAN YEW, the Chinese prime minister of Singapore, is one of the most frustrating of Southeast Asia's statesmen.On the one hand he has turned Singapore into a prospering showcase for free-enterprise economics, a city-state that lauds freedom and...
South Korea May Win Support for UN Membership Bid
SOUTH Korea plans to apply soon for a United Nations seat long denied it by cold war rivalry. China's inscrutable vote in the Security Council remains as the only possible barrier.Ambassador Hyun Hong Choo, permanent UN observer of the Republic of Korea,...
Space Telescope - All Is Not Blurry
JUST before and after its launch into space on April 24, the Hubble Space Telescope (HST for short) was hailed as the answer to scientists' prayers; the best thing to come along since Galileo's telescope. It was going to probe to the edge of the universe...
START Needs Ike's Atoms for Peace
AS we celebrate the centenary of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, we should give his "Atoms for Peace" proposal a second look. Institutions that grew out of this initiative have become important in curbing the spread of nuclear arms to new countries -...
Tax Revolt Still Revs
PASSAGE of a federal budget plan that includes substantial tax increases has been seen by some as a swerve from the tax revolt of the late '70s that helped usher Ronald Reagan into the White House. But while Congress and the president made the turn,...
Texas Governor's Race Gets Meaner Rhetoric Grows More Shrill as Democrat Richards Narrows the Gap with Republican Williams Series: Campaign '90. Part 51 of a Series
THE brisk winds of autumn are blowing across the Texas prairie and sending a chill up the spines of Republicans.Clayton Williams, the self-made millionaire rancher, oilman, and Republican who was expected to gallop away with the governor's election,...
The Big `Landfill' in the Sky
ON a cloudless evening, you can see twinkling stars and gleaming planets. You may also see a glint from junk orbiting in the great "landfill" in the sky. Space debris, about which there have been several warnings in recent years, is a hazard we can no...
Vladivostok Seeks Free Economy City Battles with Other Communities for Privilege of Doing Business with Foreign Companies. SOVIET FAR EAST
YURI SNESHKO eagerly shows foreign visitors the drawings, maps, and cardboard model of the tourist complex he is planning.On the shores of the Bay of Amur, there will be a 1,000 room, four-star hotel with restaurants, bars, pool, sauna, and conference...
Where Pumpkin Pies Come from If It's a Thanksgiving Dessert, It Probably Grew on or near the Hunzikers' Farm in Illinois. HARVESTING AMERICA: PART 6 OF 6 Series: HARVESTING AMERICA. Part 6 of a Series. First of Two Articles Appearing Today
PUMPKINS will glare through candlelit eyes at trick-or-treaters tonight. Three weeks from now, pumpkins in pies will crown Thanksgiving meals.But don't expect your Halloween jack-o'-lantern to wind up on your plate. Although edible, the familiar orange...
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