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 September 5, 1990

All Wit & Pedal Power Series: All Wit & Pedal Power. Part 2 of a 2-Part Series
Today the Home Forum continues the story of two brothers cycling the ruggedAndes. David and Doug Aagesen have ridden their 18-speed all-terain bicyclesfrom La Paz, Bolivia, to Lake Titicaca in Peru, where we catch up to them on theshoreline, having just...
A New Kind of Summit
WHEN Presidents Bush and Gorbachev meet in Helsinki at the end of this weekthey will be confronted by a new and different world. It is a world with a neworder since their last summit meeting in Washington in June.It is a world no longer dominated by...
Angola's Food Shortfall Endangers Thousands of Internal Refugees Series: The Displaced: Refugees in Their Own Country. Part 4 of a 4-Part series.Second of Two Articles Appearing Today
BY noon at the Roman Catholic mission of Munhino, up to 500 people gatherfor a bowl of gruel. Jose Maria Lutande, a thin man lining up for a meal, tellsa typical story.Mr. Lutande walked to the mission from his village 16 miles away. "We areall suffering...
British Parliament Expected to Support Thatcher's Gulf Stand
THE British Parliament is to meet in an extraordinary session tomorrow, onthe eve of the Soviet-American summit in Helsinki, to forge all-party supportfor a long-haul approach to the Gulf crisis.The move reflects a widespread feeling about the seriousness...
British Reserve Is Put in Preserves Traditional Jam-Maker Tiptree's Motto Is `We Want to Do It Ourselves'
BLACKBERRY, apricot, strawberry, raspberry, a clear honey, and an orangemarmalade: These are the jams served to guests at the Ritz Hotel, Piccadilly,London. They are all made by the same long-established maker of jams, jellies,conserves, and preserves...
British Union Group Votes to Curb Powers
BRITISH trade unionists have voted decisively in favor of curbing theirpowers and say they would support a Labour government that set strict limits onthe right to strike.The decision, passed by an overwhelming majority at the annual meeting ofthe Trades...
Calm Note in Crisis: No Capital Flight
SADDAM HUSSEIN'S march into Kuwait sent the economic bears roaring throughworld stock markets. Stock prices recovered a bit in most markets last week.Nonetheless, stock prices generally remain well below their level prior toIraq's Aug. 2 invasion of...
China Touts Oil Reserves to Foreign Companies Beijing Seizes Opportunity to Take Advantage of Rising Oil Prices
CHINA is trying to profit from rising oil prices and revive the interest offoreign petroleum companies in its so-far paltry discoveries of offshore oil.Beijing recently announced vague incentives for foreign investors as part ofwhat it calls a 10-year...
Credit Card Bankruptcy Up Banks Raise Fees and Litigate against Fraud
EVER wonder why bank credit card fees began to rise a few years back?One way of looking at it is that half of that fee is used to cover defaultsby consumers who declare bankruptcy."If they go into bankruptcy there's nothing we can do but write it off,"says...
East Germans Tackle Education Reform with Textbooks and Training from the West, Teachers and Students Try a Newapproach to Learning. BACK TO SCHOOL
AS East German schools begin the academic year this week, they are enteringa new era.No longer is the classroom to be an incubator that hatches obedientsocialists. Rather, it will have to introduce a new world to students andencourage them to think for...
Egypt's Strapped Economy Hit Hard by Gulf Standoff
LURED by exotic images of pyramids and ancient temples, tourists descendedon Egypt last year in record numbers. The $2 billion they left behind has beenone of the main props holding up Egypt's sagging economy.Last month, Saddam Hussein kicked it out.Following...
Finding Your Purpose
MANY of us are familiar with cartoons that show someone climbing a mountainto reach a Great Thinker in order to ask him the purpose of life. Amusing as thecartoons are, understanding our purpose in life isn't trivial. We each want tofeel that to at least...
Gulf-Crisis Impact on Arms Progress Less Peace Dividend, Slower Disarmament
WITH United States and Iraqi forces eyeball to eyeball in the Middle Easterndesert, back in Washington it has become apparent that whatever the outcome, twocasualties of the Persian Gulf confrontation will be the peace dividend andprogress toward arms...
Iraq Crisis: Is US on Right Path to Peace?
The apparently compelling idea that our country must force Saddam Husseinout of Kuwait by force if necessary is a great error.Immediately after the invasion, the reaction from this country was one ofsurprise. Quick mobilization and the steaming of troops,...
It's Time for Congress to Get into the Act
CONGRESS is coming back to town (the House Sept. 5, the Senate Sept. 10),and one of its first orders of business should be to provide a firmer legalbasis and policy framework for President Bush's adventures in the Persian Gulf.The president can be expected...
Mongolia's Communist Party Chief Heads Down Power-Sharing Road INTERVIEW
THE winds of freedom and democracy that have swept across Mongolia this yearare irreversible, the country's Communist Party chief promises."Deep and fundamental democratization of our society is the guaranteeagainst a revival of Stalinism in our country,"...
More Foreign Women, Children Leave Iraq
WESTERN nations made fresh efforts to extricate women and children from theGulf crisis yesterday and Iraq warned that hostages could starve because ofsanctions.Britain sent a convoy of buses carrying about 500 British women and childrenon the 500-mile...
Mozambique's Frail Aid Lifeline the Displaced in These African Nations Are the Targets of an Intensiveinternational Aid Effort, but Hundreds of Thousands Are Still beyond Reach Series: The Displaced: Refugees in Their Own Country. Part 4 of a 4-Part series.First of Two Articles Appearing Today
JOAO Tomo Artur fled for his life when the rebels struck thissugar-producing town on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River one morning inJanuary 1986.To return to look for his wife and two small children could have meantdeath, mutilation, or enslavement...
Preventing Hazardous Waste Bay State Law Urges Companies to Revise Production Methods to Decreasechemical-Waste Output. TOUGH ON TOXICS
TO environmentalists, the Massachusetts answer to a complicated pollutionproblem is refreshingly simple: Cut down on industry's toxic chemical use duringproduction and there will be less waste to clean up later.This preventive approach is the essence...
The Ukraine's Clash of Faiths Given the Freer Soviet Religious Atmosphere, Suppressed Catholics Areasserting Themselves, Reclaiming Churches from Russian Orthodox Parishes
THE scene in front of St. George's Cathedral in Lvov couldn't have been morepoignant: two clutches of elderly women, screaming at each other in full voice,arguing over whether the cathedral belongs to the Russian Orthodox Church or theUkrainian Catholics."I...
The UN's Useful Role
UNITED Nations Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar was disappointed byhis talks in Jordan with the Iraqi foreign minister. He had hoped, against longodds, that Iraq would show some willingness to respond to UN resolutionsdemanding a unconditional...
Tunisia Pushed to Takes Sides in Gulf Egypt's Demand for Immediate Transfer of Arab League Heaquarters Seen Asslap at Tunis
TORN between volatile public opinion at home and mounting pressures on theinternational front, Tunisia has tried to hold to a neutral stance in the Gulfcrisis. But the increasing division among Arab countries may make Tunisia'stightrope walk impossible.Tunisia...
Western Economies Cope with Oil Costs Lessons Learned during the Crises of '70S Prove Invaluable
IN handling the Iraq-Kuwait crisis, economic policymakers in the industrialnations have learned from their mistakes in the 1970s.As a result, the economies of the industrial world should better manage thejump of approximately $10 a barrel in oil prices...
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