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 November 1, 1990

Africa Update
Gabon</P><P>In the country's first multiparty elections Oct. 28, the ruling Gabonese Democratic Party obtained a narrow majority in the National Assembly with the help of three independent candidates, according to Territorial Administration...
Barehanded Urge to Paint ART NOW Series: ART NOW. Part 1 of a Series
Today, The Home Forum begins a series that explores aspects of artists at work. "Art Now" is succinct, introductory, and designed to capture art in motion before labels are applied.</P><P>VICTOR LARA still gets a charge out of the "old...
Business Study Warns Quebec against Separatism
QUEBEC has a lot to lose by leaving Canada, and a lot to gain by staying. That is the conclusion of an economic study done by the province's largest business group, the Conseil du Patronat.The 64-page report details the economic benefits Quebec reaps...
China's Budget Deficit Mounts as Officials Shore Up State Firms
CHINA'S economy is recovering from a severe downturn, but the government's infusion of new funds into the system has rekindled concern over inflation and exacerbated the budget deficit, Chinese officials say."The economy is picking up. There have been...
China's Main Danger. Stagnation, Not Revolt
CHINA is not a political and social volcano about to erupt, despite the impression left by much academic and popular analysis. Rather, the genuine issue is whether or not China's capacity to manage its growing problems effectively will diminish dangerously...
Computers Create `Virtual Reality' Three-Dimensional Imaging Brings Dramatized Worlds to Life
I HAVE become at once Jacques Cousteau and Medusa.Wearing a souped-up scuba mask sprouting wires like snakes, I am sitting in a windowless room with a TV monitor and a stack of blinking computers. A slinky, black glove with enough cables to power Manhattan...
Despite Growth in GNP, Economy Poised to Slide Layoffs, Drop in Consumer Confidence May Signal End of Eight-Year Expansion, Experts Say. TEETERING ON THE EDGE?
THE surprising growth in gross national product last quarter isn't fooling anyone.Although the longest peacetime economic expansion in United States history continued through September, that month saw a jump in the number of workers laid off. More layoffs...
Foiled by Frustration Marquez Chronicles the Last Year of Simon Bolivar's Historic Life
KNOWN in his own lifetime as "The Liberator," the Venezuelan-born aristocrat Simon Bolivar (1783-1830) was largely responsible - along with Jose de San Martin - for freeing Spanish South America from colonial rule.He served as president of the first...
Good News Challenges US to Save More Energy
HERE'S some good news about the United States energy situation - good news that amounts to a challenge.The good news is that the country has made impressive gains in energy efficiency. The challenge lies in the incentive this provides to improve energy...
Helms to `Liberal' Reporters: Don't Call Us, We'll Fax You MANAGING THE NEWS Series: Campaign '90. Part 52 of a Series
WHEN reporters have questions for Jesse Helms's campaign for the United State Senate, they don't telephone, and they don't ask in person. They write the questions down - and fax them. The answers come back quickly by the same route.The facsimile machine...
Hold Tight in the Gulf
THE White House is this week reinforcing the message of possible US military action in the Persian Gulf. Everyone from Secretary of State James Baker to Vice President Dan Quayle to UN Ambassador Thomas Pickering has warned that the US will not hesitate...
Hungary Battered by Energy Costs Reform Efforts Also Are Troubled by Mounting Debt, Drought, and Disarray of East Bloc Trade
WITH energy costs soaring, a drought slashing agricultural exports, and guaranteed East bloc export markets disintegrating, the Hungarian economy appears to be in a tailspin.Mounting foreign debts and political disunity have already broken the momentum...
Japanese Vote Turns on Gulf Role Local By-Election Has Evolved into an Unofficial Referendum on Sending Troops Abroad
IN the open-air morning market of this Japanese town, more than raw octopus, soybean paste, and used kimonos are being traded by the locals this week.Beneath the sagging pines of a Shinto temple, old folks pulling vegetable carts and young mothers pushing...
Jerusalem - a City Redivided
OVERCOME by her desire to see once again the view of the Judean desert from East Jerusalem denied her for three years by the intifadah, an Israeli woman recently swallowed her trepidations and drove across the former border in a remote part of the city....
Liberians Face Increased Violence Famine, Killing Displace Half the Population, as Peacekeeping Force Is Drawn into the Fighting
TEN months of civil war have turned Liberia into a nightmare of starvation, homelessness, and revenge killing, according to United States government and private relief officials.Despite the presence of a five-nation West African peacekeeping force, the...
Moscow's Pet Market Swimming, Flying, Squirming, Running, Crawling Creatures: They're All Offered Each Weekend Here in the Soviet Capital as Part of a Long-Running Example of Free Enterprise Series: SOVIET SOJOURN. Part 8 of a Series
YOU know you're getting close when you start seeing people with bird cages and kittens peeking out of jackets and puppies nestled on issues of Pravda lining cardboard boxes.Then, just a few blocks up Bolshaya Kalitnikovskaya Street, near Moscow's Taganka...
News Currents
AROUND THE MIDDLE EAST</P><P>War talk echoed across the Persian Gulf Oct. 31 as Washington stepped up its rhetoric against Iraq and President Saddam Hussein ordered his troops in occupied Kuwait to stand ready to fight. Egyptian, Syrian,...
Songs from the Latin Soul from Mayan to Modern, Los Folkloristas Offers a Rich Blend from a Highly Varied Culture
ONCE in a while art offers a new view of an old truth. Los Folkloristas, a seven-member group of musician-singers from Mexico, bends all expectations out of shape: the only predictable thing about one of their performances is that something peculiarly...
Strident Political Tract Suggests Hardening of Party Line in China
CHINA'S leadership is culminating a purge of liberal-leaning Communist Party members by requiring officials to endorse a severely dogmatic and alarmist manifesto.The leadership has so far imposed the new indoctrination campaign on cadres in offices that...
Supply-Siders Say New US Budget Will Retard Growth Others See Upturn as Interest Rates and Borrowing Ease
THE new five-year federal budget represents an argument lost by conservative, anti-tax economists - a loss they believe will forfeit economic growth.The former architects of Reaganomics, which Republicans have credited with the longest peacetime expansion...
Temple Dispute Threatens India's Government, Secular Tradition
A HINDU crusade to retake a disputed shrine is stirring an ugly religious confrontation in India that could bring down the government of Prime Minister V.P Singh.An attack by Hindu militants on a controversial north Indian mosque Oct. 30 threatens to...
Texans Wrangle over State Agriculture Seat
SOME political campaigns fling mud. In Texas, they're fighting over control of the dirt.Seeking a third term as Agriculture Commissioner is Jim Hightower, a Democrat who promotes specialty crops such as Christmas trees and catfish - crops he says have...
That Other Photo Exhibit
IT will be a surprise to some, but the controversial pictures by Robert Mapplethorpe are not the only photographic exhibition to tour America over the past couple of years.Brian Lanker's extraordinary show, "I Dream a World: Portraits of Black Women...
The `Count' of Urbino
IT was the end of the season on the Adriatic coast, and in our hotel only seven of us were left. We wanted to get away on our own for the last trip to Urbino, with no guide and no fellow tourists - especially the couple of teachers from Heidelberg, the...
Town Trenched in Dump `Civil War' West Virginians Will Become First Voters in US to Decide Landfill Proposal by Ballot. A MOUNTAIN OF GARBAGE Series: WINDOWS ON AMERICA. Part 34 of a Series
THE first thing that sticks out about Barbour County, W.Va., are the signs: "Vote No - `Class A' Landfills," says one placard; "Make a Contribution To Your Future - Vote Yes," says another.By the time US Highway 250 has twisted into Philippi, the casual...
Two Cheers for the Budget
THE immediate reaction to the deficit-reducing package passed last weekend by Congress has been to assess the political fallout from the new law. Which party won? Has the president, in allowing taxes to be even slightly increased, hurt himself with his...
West Africans' Controversial Role Rebels, Regional States Concerned over Nigerian Control of Force
A WEST African peacekeeping force - composed of troops from Nigeria, Ghana, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Gambia - disembarked here in Liberia on Aug. 26 with the stated goals of securing a cease-fire, installing an interim government, and overseeing elections.But...
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