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 March 11, 1991

A `Band in Hand' Beats 12 in the Studio
BACK in the early '80s, Sony Walkmans allowed people to listen to Brahms on a noisy bus or Mick Jagger on a jogging track.Now imagine carrying the power of a modern music studio in your pocket. With headphones plugged into a box the size of a videocassette,...
A Choice of Choice Plans
EDUCATIONAL choice means different things to different people.The term encompasses a wide variety of programs giving parents some say in where their children attend school. Variations of the policy depend on the particular goals and needs of each state...
Bulls Predominate after Gulf War
THE Gulf war has meant the liberation of the United States stock market as well as the freeing of Kuwait.Since Jan. 16, when coalition forces began their assault on Iraq, the market, as measured by the Dow Jones industrial average, has shot up some 450...
Bush Faces Tough Domestic Fight Getting Congress to Approve Proposals Will Likely Be More Difficult Than Winning War. A NEW BATTLEFIELD
AMERICA'S new battlefield is a figurative stone's throw from the White House: It's Congress.Fresh from military victory in the Gulf, President Bush now enters what promises to be a tougher fight, trying to get a Democratic-controlled Congress to approve...
Buzzword for the '90S: `Choice' Some Educators Question How Far States and Cities Should Go in Letting Parents Pick Schools. EDUCATIONAL REFORM
SCHOOL choice is currently topping the list of what's "in" for education reform in the 1990s. Championed by President Bush and embraced by liberals and conservatives alike, "choice" has the appealing ring of a fundamental freedom."It resonates politically,"...
`Choice' Pioneer Fine-Tunes Plan
`THE educational choice process has got to be one of the most gut-wrenching experiences that any parent can go through," says David Thompson, father of a first-grader in the Cambridge (Mass.) school district here.This multiracial, mixed-income city of...
Deeper Dimensions of Patriotism
A SURGE of patriotic sentiment has accompanied American victories in the Persian Gulf war. People are feeling good again about their fighting forces and their country. Contrasting this with our experience during the latter stages of the Vietnam War,...
Difficulty Feeling God's Presence?
IT can seem difficult to feel God's presence as we face life's challenges. In fact, we often hear people (or even ourselves) complain that although they pray, they don't feel God's presence. Our yearning to feel closer to God can be fulfilled, however,...
EC Chief Calls for Common European Defense Policy
THE president of the European Commission has proclaimed that a common defense policy for Europe, written into the Treaty of Rome, is an "essential goal" if the Western alliance is to remain effective.In a speech here that senior political leaders and...
Fiction Imitates Warmaking Reality
SOMETHING TO DIE FOR. By James Webb, William Morrow, 333 pp., $19.95</P><P>IN the kiss-and-tell world of Washington politics, the motto of many officials who leave in a huff (or are pushed) is "don't get mad, get even." For some, it comes...
Gulf Vets Return to Storm of Ticker Tape and Benefits COMING HOME
RETURNING American GIs will be able to get discounts on T-bone steaks in Ohio, free tours of movie studios in Los Angeles, and cut-rate baseball tickets.There will be cheap airline fares, free college tuition, and perhaps free hunting licenses in Alabama....
Humans Give Way to Birds on Prime Bay-State Beach
MANY beaches are closed to summer bathers because of pollution. But the sandy expanse of Plum Island beach, an hour north of Boston, will close this summer for the opposite reason: It is the natural habitat of the piping plover, a small, sandy-colored...
Jane Eyre: Heroine of Heroines
I FIRST read "Jane Eyre" when I was about 11. It's a book that hits you with the shock of recognition. Like the story of Cinderella, it has universal appeal: A worthy young woman, mistreated by cruel and jealous rivals, grows up to have her true value...
L.A. Beating Bares Racism Problem Clubbing of Black Man by White Police Officers Called `Tip of Iceberg'
THE brutal clubbing here of a black man by white police officers - captured in detail March 3 by an amateur video cameraman - has reignited one of the most heated nationwide debates on police brutality and racism since the civil rights era.The episode...
Moscow's Mideast Agenda the Designation of Yevgeny Primakov as Special Envoy Tips Its Hand
AT every stage of the Persian Gulf conflict, the Soviet Union has tried to take a leading role as a mediator. These attempts, even if not successful, have been legitimate considering the Soviet role as a major power and its special interests in an area...
Mrs. Mandela's Trial Threatens ANC Role
THE unthinkable happened in a South African court last week: Witness Kenneth Kgase testified about Winnie Mandela's alleged role in the abduction of and assault on four black youths.In the first weeks of the trial, the disappearance of four defendants...
New Banking Rules Should Boost Lending, Brady Says
TREASURY Secretary Nicholas Brady assured New England's business leaders Friday that recent regulatory changes would help the region's troubled banks lend more money.Stopping in three states where the recession has hit hard - Connecticut, Rhode Island,...
News Currents
THE GULF AND OTHER MIDEAST NEWS</P><P>Forty Western journalists held by Iraqi authorities for nearly a week in southern Iraq arrived in Amman Saturday night and described growing fighting and anarchy last week in the Iraqi port of Basra, ...
Oregon Outlines New Curbs on Its Medicaid Coverage
OREGON has embarked on a ground-breaking and controversial health-care program that is being closely watched by many states, by Congress, and by the US Department of Heath and Human Services.If it succeeds, proponents believe it will become a model for...
Palestinians Hope Deadlock Breaks PLO Activists Are Encouraged by Bush Call to Revive UN Resolutions on Occupied Territories
AS United States Secretary of State James Baker III arrives in Israel today, Palestinian leaders are looking with cautious optimism to the results of his visit to the region.While in Saudi Arabia, Mr. Baker said he had not specifically requested a meeting...
Perestroika: An Obituary
A DEATH is an opportunity to reflect on a life - what it was all about, what was accomplished, what was tried without success, and what we might learn from it.Perestroika - economic reform - went with glasnost and democratization, and these latter two...
Preaching an Eyes-Opened Optimism Princeton Professor Cornel West Calls His Outlook `Prophetic Pragmatism': Hopeful, but Not Naive. He Rails against America's `Market Culture,' and Calls for Bold, Moral Leadership to Regenerate a Nation. Series: GOD AND SOCIETY. Part 4 of a 5-Part Series
CORNEL WEST, a professor of religion and the director of Princeton University's Afro-American studies program, shows up at his office in unusual attire for an Ivy League academic. He's wearing a dark blue suit - a three-piece dark blue suit - over a...
Prestige High, UN Looks Stronger but as Gulf War Recedes, Pressure for More US-Soviet Cooperation on Other Disputes Grows
THOUGH a more challenging test of its credibility may lie just ahead, the United Nations is widely seen as emerging from its Persian Gulf experience a stronger and more effective institution.Not everyone, of course, agrees. As UN Secretary General Javier...
Punitive Ruling
LAST week the Supreme Court, ignoring a plea for judicial activism, declined to "make law." That's precisely what conservatives have been demanding. Indeed, an intention simply to interpret the Constitution, and not to read into it new rights unimagined...
Return of S. African Exiles Bolsters ANC Morale
MORE than a year after the African National Congress was legalized, its rank-and-file exiles have begun returning to an emotional reception - and an uncertain future.The long-awaited return of some 20,000 exiles, which is likely to take many months,...
The Costs of Building Roads
IN his address to a joint session of Congress last week, President Bush urged enactment of his $105 billion transportation plan within 100 days. That may exceed the legislative speed limit on a proposal that touches lots of interests and has large implications...
The Karaoke Kraze the Passionate, the Shy - Vocalists Both Semitalented and Otherwise - Act out Their Fantasy to Be Singing Stars on the Stages of Cabaret Clubs and Lounges
IT'S booming in Los Angeles. It's on the rise in New York. And flying in the face of New England conservatism, it's hit the town of Worcester, Mass. - not exactly entertainment mecca of the Northeast.They call it karaoke ("kah rah OH kay") a form of...
The Library of Eton College: A Bibliophile's Treasure Trove
BRITAIN'S Eton College has been collecting, preserving, cherishing, and studying books for more than 5 1/2 centuries. The list of rare treasures in its library is formidable, heartening the bibliophiles who sees their passion so often denigrated in today's...
The Threat to Our Shores
IT will be a serious threat to America's coastal environment if, because of more reliance on imported oil, tanker traffic along US shores continues to mount. Despite new cleanup techniques, we still underestimate the magnitude of oil spills and their...
US Contractors Divide on Trade Fight with Japan
A RIFT in the United States construction industry has derailed the Bush administration's drive to open Japan's public-works market, and American trade negotiators fear the fallout could undermine other trade negotiations with Japan.Most of the construction...