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 16, 1990

A Bright Light for the Bronx Fernando Ferrer's Role Is to Push, Push, Push to Rebuild a Battered Urban Region. PROFILE BOROUGH PRESIDENT
IT'S Sunday afternoon in the Bronx, and a United States Postal Service truck rolls by. "We're glad the Post Office could be with us!" says an announcer, and the crowd cheers. Next, a United Parcel Service truck, then a float recreating a park and playground...
Arts Hit Hard Times
The opinion-page article " Arts Funding, Anyone?" June 25, states that it is easier than ever before to make a living in the arts.I graduated from music conservatory in 1977 and graduate school in 1981. While I was a student, there were many financially...
Block Busters in One of the World's Largest Underground Marble Quarries, Workers Cut White Stone out of Vermont's Dorset Mountain. MONUMENTAL STONE
THE entrance to what may be the world's largest underground marble quarry is not only understated, it is totally unpublicized. There are none of the "See Mammoth Cave" type signs dotting the New England countryside; only a winding, unmarked rural road...
Business Schools Need Wider View
BUSINESS schools in the United States need to do a far better job of creating well-rounded, innovative leaders. Indeed, without significant reform by the nation's 650 or so business colleges, US companies may not be able to adequately compete in the...
Chile, US Talk on Trade, Debt
CHILE and the United States are now negotiating toward a free-trade agreement, and Chile hopes to renegotiate its $480 million debt to the US, according to Chilean Finance Minister Alejandro Foxley.The talks come on the heels of the Bush administration's...
Dissatisfied Chicago Blacks Form New Party Discontented with Democratic Party, Group of Blacks Go Independent; but Critics Say Split May Help Republicans
A new political party is taking shape in Chicago: the Harold Washington Party.It is black. It is dissatisfied with the current political lineup. And it is the latest sign of growing black discontent with Democrats nationwide."Clearly, there's a dislodging...
Dominican Discontent on the Rise ECONOMIC STAGNATION
SEVEN million Dominicans are waiting for their longtime, but politically weakened, President Joaquin Balaguer to decide the future of their country.Discontent is rising, and political analysts here are worried that frustration could lead to violent protests,...
GAO Report to Assess FDIC Role in S&L Crisis Experts Say Taxpayers Continue to Subsidize Failed Thrifts That Were Sold Cheap in 1988. BANKING PROBE
EARLY next month a different sector of the savings and loan mess will open.That's when the General Accounting Office is expected to publish a report on how well the government has supervised the failed S&Ls that were sold in 1988, often under attractive...
In Easygoing Seattle, A Grass-Roots Move against S&L Fraud
JOHN HINTERBERGER, Seattle Times columnist, couldn't figure out why people weren't as mad as he was about having to pay the estimated $5,000 per person to bail out the savings and loans industry."I finally sat down and said, if I had my druthers, what...
INS Commissioner's Plans to Stop Illegal Aliens Gets Mixed Reviews
ARRESTS of illegal aliens along the United States-Mexican border are climbing toward 1 million this year - a trend that disturbs officials in the Bush administration.Every day, US Border Patrolmen arrest approximately 3,000 aliens who have crossed into...
`Is It Hot Enough for You?'
SANTA BARBARA, cool and 70 degrees. That had been my expectation when I came from the hot, muggy Midwest for five weeks of vacation after high school graduation.But today, June 27, was very hot. I was working a cash register at the Wherehouse video store,...
Italian Promises High-Profile EC Presidency
ITALY has always been most present in international affairs when conditions allowed it to be simultaneously active to its west, to its east, and to its south.That is the theory of the country's foreign minister, Gianni de Michelis, who says those conditions...
Kenya Democracy Moves Bring Arrests, US Protests
SOUTH African anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela left troubled Kenya last weekend without commenting on the increasing calls for multiparty democracy in the east African nation.Nairobi was the site of violent clashes last week between police and protesters...
Medellin Violence Spurs Colombia
THE terrorist violence fragmenting society and authority in this nation's second-largest city has reached a level that has shaken even Colombians who thought they had seen it all."Is there a civil war in Medellin?" asks the cover of a recent ediition...
News Currents
UNITED STATES</P><P>Officials in North Carolina said Friday that a planned disposal facility for low-level radioactive waste will not open until 1995 and the cost will soar from $20.9 million to $45.8 million. A compact of Southern states...
Now or Never, Nicaragua
THE new Nicaraguan government's policy of appeasing the Sandinistas has apparently failed. Last week saw Managua ablaze with burning tires, blockades, and intimidation. It had been clear that the Sandinistas were determined to remain a force to be reckoned...
On-Screen Violence Extracts a Price Evidence Is Growing That Life Imitates Art, Especially in the Case of Impressionable Youngsters Series: VIOLENCE IN FILM: PART 1 OF A TWO-PART REPORT
To catch the ear of Hollywood with the question "Are violent movies harmful to moviegoers?" start with a familiar setting. Imagine a murky, cobwebbed science lab filled with towering stacks of dusty studies and reports piled to the ceiling. Rats slink...
Political Stalemate Widens Rifts among Palestinians
After more than two-and-a-half years of grinding confrontation with Israel, and with no end in sight, Palestinians in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip are facing growing internecine strife, which threatens to undo the hard-won gains of the...
Post-Ballot Box Communism Eastern European Elections Left the Adherents of Marx and Lenin Down, but Not Totally Out
WITH the Bulgarian parliamentary elections having ended on June 17, Eastern Europe's season of the ballot is over. The spring of elections was expected to finish the job started by the spectacular revolutions of the previous fall. In some countries it...
Profound Change Needed
THE need for a profound change in society was reinforced for me when I heard on the radio that mankind has a long history of trying chemically to alter consciousness. As someone who used marijuana some years ago as part of a search for happiness and...
Schools Dust off Classical Studies
A NATIONAL renaissance of classical studies - focusing on Greek and Latin culture - has found special meaning for students at Shepherd Park Elementary School here.Readings of Homer during the school year have given them perspective on their own fallen...
Soviet Party Shifts to Left after Congress Series: Soviet Party Congress
AT the close of the bruising two-week 28th Congress of the Soviet Communist Party, the talk of the town is "who won, right or left?"Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev was quick to declare the Congress a victory for his reform policies, a refutation of the...
The Flames of Santa Barbara
`ALFREDO just called. He's going to be a little late." My Mom paused at the doorway to my room on her way down the hall with an armful of clothes for victims of the fire. "Do you have any clothes I can take downtown with these?" she asked."I put them...
Weeding out Subsidies
BREAD-and-butter domestic politics have been forced to make at least a little more room for liberalized world trade. But it wasn't easy. Nothing gave the heads of the seven leading industrialized nations more trouble last week than the prickly issue...
Where Are the Critics?
THE most revealing statement made in the current debate about government "censorship" of the arts was made by a resident of Cincinnati when the exhibit of Robert Mapplethorpe's photography, "The Perfect Moment," came to town. "You can't disguise pornography...
White House Cooling
PERHAPS it's not surprising that former oilman George Bush, at a summit meeting in the petroleum capital of the United States, took a powder on the critical environmental issue of global warming. The "greenhouse effect" - the rise in global temperatures...
Whittle's Little Books - with Ads - Tackle Big Issues
THE BOOK WARS: WHAT IT TAKES TO BE EDUCATED IN AMERICA By James Atlas Knoxville, Tenn.: Whittle Direct Books 90 pp., $11.95</P><P>THE Killer B's guard the DWEMs while the Fish Tank simmers. Football slang? CIA code? Diner argot for...
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