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 23, 1991

Beauty Eludes the Painter's Brush 'La Belle Noiseuse' Is a Standout as an Accessible French Film, despite Its Challenging Aspect. FILM: REVIEW
JACQUES RIVETTE'S drama "La Belle Noiseuse" shared the bill at this year's New York Film Festival with several other works about art-making of various kinds, continuing a trend among filmmakers to examine the artistic process. Examples include the Chinese...
Bosnia on the Brink
LAST week the republic of Bosnia declared itself sovereign from what used to be Yugoslavia - but is now a "state" controlled by Serbia and the Serb-led Yugoslav military.This is a momentous step considering that Bosnia is an ethnic tinderbox of Muslims...
Burma's Nobel Laureate the World Honors a Heroine of Democracy
DAW AUNG SAN SUU KYI, the daughter of the legendary hero of Burma - Gen. Aung San, who led Burma to its independence from the British colonial rule in 1948 - has courageously followed the path of her father in striving to obtain what she termed "the...
Computer Industry Fights 'Virus' Spread
FAR away from the bright lights and wholesome image of the computer industry, electronic vandals are at work. They wreak havoc. They prey on the unsuspecting. Even their names sound chilling - names like Dark Avenger and Disk Killer.These vandals aren't...
Election Victories Boost Clout of Canada's Leftist Party
THE New Democratic Party, the party of the Canadian left, has swept to power in two western provinces, defeating two conservative governments. The victories give the NDP increased clout in the country's debate over a new constitution.John Romanow will...
FEMA Coffers Can't Cover Fire Damage OAKLAND FIRE
WITHOUT special congressional appropriations, there will be no current funds within the vastly depleted Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to compensate victims of the fire in Oakland, Calif.The federal agency was formed in 1979 as a reorganization...
Harvest Workers
HOW well I remember harvesting on the farm where I grew up. There was a crispness in the air and a crispness in the way we went about making ready the harvesting equipment. There would be no squandering these crops!Christ Jesus used the harvest as an...
Hong Kong Set to Repatriate Vietnam's 'Non-Refugees'
HONG Kong tightened security in camps holding 64,000 Vietnamese "boat people" in anticipation of protests against a new agreement to resume its controversial, two-year-old forced-repatriation policy.Britain and Hong Kong announced an accord with Vietnam...
Hopes for Madrid
NO one is heading for the Oct. 30 Middle East peace talks in Madrid with exaggerated hopes for success. The parties bring with them 40 years of accumulated suspicions. While the Gulf war and the end of the cold war have reshuffled political assumptions...
If Only These Toys Could Move Again
A FEW winters ago - well, about thirty - I earned some pocket money by working a couple of weeks in the toy department of a big store. For some reason I was put in the electric train section.It's true that as an even younger person I had been an enthusiastic...
Integrating the Soviet Union into the Community of Nations
The "revolution" in the USSR has apparently run its full course after the forces of inertia of a long obsolete system uttered a desperate but fruitless last gasp. The path is now clear for this gigantic empire and its peoples to become full-fledged members...
Iraqi 'Truck Facility' Was Really Nuclear Bombshell
WHEN the United Nations inspection team entered the Al Hamath workshop area its Iraqi escorts insisted the place was perfectly innocent. The site's two large buildings were but truck maintenance facilities, they said. Or maybe they were machine shops....
Italians Strike to Protest Government's Cost-Cutting Plan
MILLIONS of Italians stopped work for four hours on Oct. 22 in a general strike aimed at forcing Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti to scrap his 1992 cost-cutting plans.Mass demonstrations took place in major cities and public transport ground to a halt...
Japan Moves out from US Shadow on Indochina Aid
TOKYO'S reported decision to resume aid to Cambodia and Vietnam next year is another indication of Japan's growing sense of independence in matters of foreign policy. But Tokyo is rubbing up against a longtime United States policy discouraging aid to...
Japan Positioned to Become S. Africa's Prime Trade Partner
JAPAN has become one of the last rich nations to lift economic sanctions against South Africa. But it may soon become that country's No. 1 trading partner, providing an economic boost to the white-run government in Pretoria.Just five years ago, Japan...
Mexico City Tackles Herculean Pollution, Population Pressures MEGA-CITIES. POINTS OF THE COMPASS
SHROUDED in a chronic brownish smog. Crisscrossed by traffic-clogged streets. Ringed by slums and rarely seen snow-capped mountains. This proud, ancient metropolis - once a city of lakes and flower gardens built by the Aztecs 650 years ago - now suffers...
More Sky 'Missing' over Antarctica the Ozone Hole Is Stretching Wider Than Ever as Chlorine Levels Continue to Increase
IT is not your ordinary hole. Stretching six to 12 miles into the stratosphere, this hole is not a good one - it means part of the sky is missing - in large part because of man-made chemicals.The hole is the gap in the ozone layer which protects Earth...
Morgenthaus: American Classics Family and Political Histories Mix in Henry III's Profile of His Prominent Family
AS a five-year-old playing in New York's Central Park, Henry Morgenthau III was asked by a little girl what his religion was. When he got home, he put the question to his mother. If anyone ever asks you that again, she replied, just tell them you're...
News Currents
UNITED STATES</P><P>The latest Democratic presidential candidate, former California governor Jerry Brown, announced Oct. 21. Describing the current state of affairs in government, he said: "The calamity which our forefathers feared most...
Next Frontier for Civil Rights: The States ACLU, Congress Increasingly Turn Away from Federal Courts to Ensure Rights. SUPREME COURT
FROM rights to housing in Indiana to abortion rights in Michigan, the effort to define and expand civil rights is moving out of the federal court system.As a conservative Supreme Court withdraws from the frontiers of civil rights and liberties - territory...
Openness and Secrecy in the Mideast Peace Process
ON Oct. 30 in Madrid a process of Middle East peace negotiations is scheduled to begin. It is likely to be a diplomatic struggle fought out as much in public as it is in secret.The co-chairs of the conference, the United States and the Soviet Union,...
Pollution-Fighting Lesson in a Tree Stump
THERE'S an old stump near our home that we often stop to admire. It symbolizes a major challenge to environmental science.Nature's recycling team has been working for many years to transform its substance into new soil. This is a critical process that...
Pretoria Hails Japan's Move to Lift Sanctions but ANC Leaders Say Policy Will Be 'Disastrous' in the Long Term
THE decision by Japan to lift trade and financial sanctions against South Africa has been hailed in business and official circles here as the most important economic milestone in the country's return to international acceptability.The Japanese move could...
Residents Assess Damage, Cleanup; Look to Future Oakland, the City That Sustained the Highest Human Toll in the 1989 Earthquake, Now Must Rise from California's Worst Fire; Perhaps 2,000 Homes Were Lost in the Blaze. OAKLAND FIRE
LYNDE MARTELLA was particularly fond of his Browning shotgun with the "full choke" and his antique side-cutter saw. Alice Martella cherished her mahogany spinet piano and all the scores - Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra - she used to play...
Slew of Government Programs Target Dirty Air, Scarce Water MEGA-CITIES. POINTS OF THE COMPASS
'HIS days are numbered," sniffs taxi driver Jose Serria Carrillo as he swings his green 1991 Volkswagen Beetle wide of a slower, rust-scarred yellow taxi.A new environmental law here requires all taxi cabs older than model year 1985 to be traded in for...
Soviet Plight Divides the West
THE dramatic changes in the Soviet Union are creating new tensions among the United States and our erstwhile cold-war allies. These tensions reflect fundamentally different perceptions about how to respond as the old Soviet order has been swept away.To...
Swedish Adviser Says Soviet Republics, West Are Squandering Chance to Solve Problems
THE adage that the world helps those who help themselves seems to be lost on the beleaguered Soviet Union.The international community, sharply focused on the remnants of Soviet central authority, promises help if an all-union economic and political strategy...
Turner's Release Bodes Well for UN Plan
When the United Nations made an announcement on Oct. 20 predicting the release of American hostage Jesse Turner, it was an indication that the UN's effort to win freedom for captives in the Middle East is still intact."This statement was the clearest...
US Strength Begins in the Classroom
THE relative decline of American power abroad is not an obvious case. In a year in which the former communist world has fallen further apart and behind, when a force organized by the American president rolled back an aggression in the Middle East, and...
Vietnam and Cambodia Seek Aid END OF EMBARGO IN SIGHT?
KEYSTONE countries of war-torn Indochina are taking a first step in what will likely be a slow return to the world economic mainstream.On Oct. 23, Cambodians will sign a peace accord in Paris, ending more than 12 years of civil conflict. That will open...
World's Cities Gear for Survival
THE appeal of city living has never been stronger. By the year 2000, for the first time, the majority of the world's citizens will live in cities rather than rural areas.Yet for millions of residents, the widely-touted opportunities of city living remain...