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 April 9, 1991

Another Stratospheric Warning
NEW Environmental Protection Agency figures show increased loss of ozone over the United States. Washington should take the lead in preventing further damage to the Earth's atmosphere.Scientists may differ over the significance of a few percentage points...
Bad Language Moves from Movie Screen to Principal's Office
A FEISTY 10-year-old girl was sent to my office recently after getting into a name-calling and punching match with a boy. She explained how he had started it by calling her some unsavory, racially tinged names. She had returned the foul language.When...
Battle to Buy FNN Reflects Interest in Financial News
THE bidding war for the financially troubled but viewer-rich Financial News Network (FNN) on cable television underscores a continued growing interest in business news in general.According to the Times-Mirror News Interest Index, produced by the Times...
Business Pressures US to Improve Hanoi Ties
AN unusual flurry of American diplomatic and legislative activity could help to end Washington's longstanding trade embargo against Vietnam and lead to normalized relations with Hanoi.Five senior United States diplomats and several Vietnamese counterparts...
Canada Braces for Influx of Wheat from the US Free-Trade Provision Likely to Kick in Soon; Canadians Are Wary
CANADA, the world's second leading wheat exporter, faces the imminent and unwelcome prospect of wheat imports from the United States.This is the latest complication arising from the free-trade agreement between the US and Canada, which began to take...
China Promotions Hint at Reforms by Elevating Moderates, Deng Has Rebuffed Conservatives Who Were Undercutting His Reforms
CHINA'S rubber-stamp legislature yesterday promoted two pragmatic officials to be vice premiers in what is widely seen as an encouraging sign for the country's besieged economic reforms.The elevation of the moderates is an attempt by Deng Xiaoping, China's...
Congress Expects No Budget Fracas but Observers Warn Undisciplined Lawmakers Could Let 'Emergency Spending' Get out of Hand. UNITED STATES BUDGET
LIKE American taxpayers, Congress this week will be preoccupied with money.Individual Americans are focusing on paying taxes, due next Monday, April 15.Congress is focusing on spending tax dollars: Beginning this week with its budget committees, it is...
Egyptians Concerned about Destruction of Iraqi Arms
SENIOR Egyptian officials have expressed reservations over plans to destroy Iraq's high-tech weaponry, as demanded under United Nations conditions for ending the Gulf war.According to Western officials and senior government sources in Cairo, the reservations...
Foot Soldiers of the Russian Avant-Garde
IN 1917 when Russia's brave new world called for a brave new art, painters Kazimir Malevich and Liubov Popova figured as important members of the Russian avant-garde - a cadre of innovative modern artists. These artists ascended under the aegis of the...
Gamma-Ray Space Scope Sees Deep into Universe
MOVE over Hubble Space Telescope, here comes your new partner: GRO.The $557 million, 35,000-pound Gamma Ray Observatory (GRO) that the space shuttle Atlantis has carried into a 286-mile-high orbit is the second of four so-called Great Observatories that...
Graham's Enduring Vision She Created a Sense of Style and Movement That Changed Dance Forever
MARTHA GRAHAM was born in another century. What passed for serious dance in America during her early life was genteel ladies wafting about in Grecian tunics, and hand-me-down dollops of European ballet in operas and the musical stage. There was something...
Hiroki's Hectic Life in Japan Study, Commuting - and 30 Hours of Baseball - Cram Teen's Sleep-Starved Weekly Routine Series: BEING 16 AROUND THE WORLD. A SERIES OF PORTRAITS. Part 7 of a Series
HIROKI TAKADA is, as usual, sleepy. It's a sure sign of his diligence as a baseball pitcher.It's near 11 p.m. and this 16-year-old Japanese is just getting home from practice. He still has some studying to do. His mother brings sweets and a cup of Milo...
Home Is Where the History Is
IT is noon on a soggy spring Sunday. The windshield wipers on my rental car are working overtime as I weave a circuitous route through this sprawling Army post, looking for the street where my husband and I once lived. Twenty-one years ago, these roads...
Israelis Expect Concrete Proposals from Baker Secretary Is Expected to Push Regional Conference and UN Resolutions
AS United States Secretary of State James Baker III begins an intense day of talks here this morning, he will have to thread his way toward a peace process between the high hopes of the Palestinians and the wariness evident among Israeli officials.While...
I've Made the Mistake. What Now?
IT'S wonderful when we can avoid doing something wrong in the first place. But once we've made a mistake, acted in a way that can't simply be reversed or apologized for, what then?The Bible certainly has examples of people who made mistakes, big ones....
Kuwaiti Opposition Concerned by Emir's Failure to Set Vote
THE Kuwaiti emir's announcement yesterday that parliamentary elections would be held "next year" has left opposition groups still doubting the ruling al-Sabah family's commitment to parliamentary democracy.The promise, one of many on democracy, was made...
Miners Strike to Bring Down Gorbachev
FROM a small room on the second floor of a nondescript building in this bleak Siberian city, a group of coal miners have transformed an underground strike into a mass movement that threatens to topple the Soviet system.The room is the headquarters of...
Namibia One Year Later
NO anniversary is more significant for the people of Namibia than this, the first year of our independence. The past 12 months our expectations have been higher than during any period in our history. Finally, after 106 years of colonialism, our future...
Nation's Capital Pines for National Pastime Hey, Baseball! Hey, Washington Baseball! Hey, Get Your Expansion Team - a Letter from Washington
GEORGE CASE, Walter Johnson, Bucky Harris, Josh Gibson: Memories of Washington's baseball past come flooding back as today's boys of summer cavort briefly in this city's stadium.As baseball undergoes its annual metamorphosis from spring training to regular...
News Currents
MIDDLE EAST AND GULF</P><P>Iraqi refugees arriving in Iran have described mass executions of up to 4,000 Iraqi Shiite civilians by forces loyal to Saddam Hussein over the last 10 days, according to the Iranian news agency IRNA.... Iranian...
Phoney Claims in Support of Nuclear Energy
THE National Energy Strategy recently released by President Bush calls for a number of changes to make it easier to construct new nuclear power plants in the United States. Steps proposed by the administration - among them approval of incomplete reactor...
`Poet of Perestroika' Seeks Investors INTERVIEW: ALEXANDER GELMAN
SOVIET glasnost (openness) and perestroika (restructuring) started it rolling in 1985. Now cold-war warming has heightened it: the Soviet export of economic advisers, government functionaries, and university intellectuals.They crisscross the United States...
Revealing Nonstory on Nature of Self-Love
NATHALIE SARRAUTE is one of the group of French writers including Alain Robbe-Grillet, Michel Butor, Robert Pinget, and Marguerite Duras whose names are associated with the "Nouveau Roman" that first gained fame - or notoriety - in the late 1950s.The...
Rights of the People Series: Bill of Rights 1791-1991. Part One of a Series
THE Bicentennial celebration of America's great founding events, which began on July 4, 1976, culminates this year, the 200th anniversary of the Bill of Rights.Formally, the Bill of Rights comprises the first 10 amendments to the Constitution, which...
Staving off Bullies and Monsters
BULLIES usually liked me. But I had my share of them wanting to test with fists my blue boyish eyes of wonder. But mostly I liked big boys; they were interesting and hung out in exclusive gangs that I envied for their toughness. But somehow I did think...
The Next Generation of Inventors and Discoverers
THE ways in which teachers influence us are as unexpected as they are various. As someone who even as a toddler probably seemed headed more in the direction of the arts than of the sciences, I am always surprised when I stop and consider the fact that...
THE WORLD FROM.Sydney Recession-Bound Australia Works on Ways to Become More Competitive in Southeast Asia
AUSTRALIA'S two warships are on their way back to their home ports. Their return is helping to shift the Hawke government's attention from the Middle East to concerns closer to home. For Prime Minister Bob Hawke, now in his fourth term, the most difficult...
Tokyo Election Results Undermine Kaifu
PRIME Minister Toshiki Kaifu of Japan has been politically weakened by the resignation of Ichiro Ozawa, his closest supporter in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP).Mr. Ozawa, who ran day-to-day LDP affairs as secretary general, resigned yesterday...
US Ignored Politics in War Plans Bush's Unpreparedness for Desert Storm's Aftermath Presages More Policy Failures in Mideast
FROM one end of Iraq to the other, that country's people scream to us in agony and reproach. President Bush had given them ample reason to believe that the United States would welcome a challenge to Saddam Hussein's dictatorship. His frequent use of...
What the Fed Practices versus What It Professes
ACCORDING to Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan, "since late October, ... the Federal Reserve has moved aggressively ... to ease money market conditions" - presumably to bring the economy out of recession. Unhappily, what the Fed says and what it...