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 9, 1990

A Day to Remember
IF war comes to the Persian Gulf, history may well mark Sept. 28 as the date when the United States president and his counselors disclosed that their patience with the economic embargo was wearing thin.It was on that date that national security adviser...
A New-Old Vision for Mideast
IT is ironic that, in the midst of the Gulf crisis, the Bush administration has been unable to facilitate the smooth processing of a $20 billion weapons sale to Saudi Arabia, an ally it not only is sworn to defend but to whose defense it has already...
Baseball's Autumn Season
SUMMER ends three times. For most practical purposes, it goes up in the smoke of Labor Day barbeques. On the calendar, it lingers until the equinox, Sept. 22. But on the diamonds of America's major league baseball teams, summer hangs on until the 162nd...
Beauty That Gives Shape and Meaning
AT the heart of the pottery of Brother Thomas lies the positive conviction that beauty can make life a better place. The results would seem to make a strong case for just such a claim. Brother Thomas makes beautiful pots. Exceptionally beautiful pots....
Brazilian Elections Give President Increased Support
INITIAL results from Brazil's Oct. 3 state and congressional elections show that voters support President Fernando Collor de Mello's economic policy. But the electorate is starting to demand more of those who represent it.The elections were another step...
Carving Phrases into Memory
WE went to Gettysburg last weekend, and on the way there, I tried reciting the words to the Gettysburg Address. It was embarrassing - I only remembered as far as "... and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal" - the end of the first...
CFE Agreement Sets Stage for New European Security System Switft Reaching of Accord Reflects Impact of World Political Change
ARMS control is finally starting to catch up to the political revolution that has transformed world order over the last year.The Conventional Forces in Europe (CFE) treaty tentatively agreed to by the United States and the Soviet Union last week would...
Children Learn as Parents Earn Company-County Partnership School in Florida Is Employee `Perk' and School-System Boon
IT was the first day of kindergarten, and the young students in the blue-carpeted classroom were making the first overtures toward friendship."My dad works at Honeywell," one boy said."So does my dad," another boy chimed in."So does my mom," added a...
Counteracting Criminality
FROM time to time we hear news reports of incredible damage done by someone in a position of power. How can one person do so much harm to so many? Is there no divine justice? Where is God while people are suffering at the hands of tyrants?God is never...
Dazzling Designs for World's Stages at the Top of a Tough Profession, John Napier Has Created Startling Sets for a List of International Hits
TO his art-school colleagues he was a madman. By general consensus, he was the one most likely to succeed. More than two decades later, John Napier - who has dazzled theatergoers with startling stage creations in such international hits as "Cats,"...
Duke Shows Surprising Strength LOUISIANA: SENATE RACE Series: Campaign '90. Part 39 of a Series
AMERICA may hear a lot more about maverick Republican David Duke.Mr. Duke, a former Klansman, sent a scare through the Louisiana political establishment over the weekend when he captured 44 percent of the vote in the US Senate election. Among whites,...
Fetal Protection Case Blurs Traditional Ideological Lines
AMERICANS widely agree that women should not be discriminated against in employment.Americans also widely agree that unborn children should not be harmed by the job at which their mothers are working.What happens when these two rights appear to collide?The...
Gas Tax Plan Sparks Outcry Hiking Levy Would Hurt Economy, Critics Warn
THE impact of a 12-cent increase in the federal gasoline tax, proposed unexpectedly as part of the budget deal reached Sept. 30, is now a subject of heated debate.The negotiators from the White House and Capitol Hill hoped the levy will bring in some...
Indecision on Budget Hurts American Image US Leadership in Diplomatic, Military Affairs Undamaged, but Economic Influence Suffers
IN the wake of Washington's chaotic weekend search for a budget, the nation's capital ponders two related questions.One is the extent to which the influence President Bush and the United States have been affected by the government's inability to produce...
Japan's Tinseltown Takeover Ambitions
MOVE over Godzilla. If the latest entertainment company takeover saga works out, it looks like Hollywood's King Kong may be going Japanese.Hollywood has always prided itself upon being a "global village." The themes of contemporary American movies have...
Literature's Fade-Out How Modern Society Has Distanced Itself from Written Works
A SOFT answer turneth away wrath. Alvin Kernan follows a screaming title - "The Death of Literature" - with some subtle chamber music noteworthy for its cunning modulations and contrasting voices.Literature is in trouble. Recent polls show that only...
New Demands
HOWEVER one reads the social and political tides of the past decade, it was a mainly stable time. Now important historical shifts are underway. What is cause for wonder and concern is not only how quickly these changes are upon us, but also how difficult...
Sea Change Threatens Aral Area Shrinking Aral Sea Forces Central Asian Soviet Republics to Face Up to a Hazardous Situation
THE Aral Sea is shrinking. And a health hazard is growing apace with the spreading desert.Since 1960, more than a third of the surface area of the sea - surrounded by the Central Asian republics of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan - has disappeared. If nothing...
`Shogun': The Set's the Show Spectacle Nearly Upstages Drama in Loren Sherman's Design for the New Musical. THEATER: INTERVIEW
THE stage curtain doesn't rise; it folds - in the form of a huge black-and-gold lacquered Japanese screen - to reveal "Shogun, the Musical."The spectacle we are swept into is the beginning of a storm at sea, complete with a British frigate rolling about...
South Africa to Scrap Black `Homelands'
SOUTH Africa's system of black tribal homelands, once a cornerstone of apartheid, will be scrapped in the country's new constitution.President Frederik de Klerk outlined a new system of regional government last week that will cut across existing homeland...
Soviet Leader Governs by Decree CURBS ON FREEDOM
LAW and order. Discipline. Consolidation. Consensus.These are the words most often found these days in the official Soviet news media. They reflect a growing weariness of chaos and the desire for a "strong hand" to restore stability.Circles around President...
Thatcher Eurocurrency Move May Signal Bid for Early Elections
PRIME Minister Margaret Thatcher's unexpected decision to take Britain into the exchange-rate mechanism of the European Monetary System raises the strong likelihood of a general election being held as early as June next year.That is the consensus of...
The Legal Monopoly Lawyers Write the Rules, Then Tell Us How to Obey Them
LAWYERS have enormous influence in our increasingly litigious and regulated society: They both write the rules and help people comply with the law. The power of lawyers stems from not only their training, but also their state-enforced monopoly. For more...
Tunisia Wary of Islamic Politics Ruling Party's Refusal to Legalize Fundamentalists Seen as Hampering Move to Democracy
JUST outside the medina, or old city of the Tunisian capital, sits a large, modern, stark-white building that houses the ruling party, the Constitutional Democratic Rally.Known by its French acronym as the RCD, the political party of President Zine al-Abidine...
US Policy for South Asia Is Obsolete
THE beginning of the breakup of the Soviet empire in Central Asia and the stationing of a massive American military force in the heart of the Gulf oilfields with the support of Moscow have reversed the assumptions on which the United States has based...
Winnie Mandela Stages Comeback despite Court Challenges Ahead
THE controversy surrounding Winnie Mandela has created new tensions within the African National Congress that could weaken its position in negotiating a new constitution for South Africa.Mrs. Mandela, once accorded the title of "mother of the nation"...

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