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 November 1, 1991

A Football Coach Begins Again Once-Retired John Pont, Who Took Indiana U. to the Rose Bowl in '67, Starts over in Ohio
THERE was a time when John Pont figured he would be coaching Rose Bowl teams for the rest of his life.He was a fast-track football man from the time he took a job at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, at the age of 27. Known as the "Cradle of Coaches,"...
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A Rich Grab Bag of Children's Reading
ALTHOUGH the flow of new children's books this fall includes many fine titles, a dispiriting trend is emerging.Some of the negative traits of television and video culture - where slick packaging often prevails over substance - are creeping into children's...
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Breaking the Tuition Barrier
RECENT figures from the College Board show continued rises in the price of attending college, with public institutions of learning registering two-figure increases in tuition for the first time in eight years. Tuition and fees at a public four-year school...
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Business Schools Rethink Focus Growing Emphasis on Pragmatic Education
BUSINESS education - including the prestigious MBA (master of business administration) degree - is being spruced up at a growing number of colleges in the United States.The rejuvenation reflects public concerns about overseas competition, technological...
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Chinese Vow Tested by Leader's Visit to Biggest Arms Buyers
THE recent pledge by China to refrain from selling weapons in unstable regions is being put to the test with a visit by President Yang Shangkun to Pakistan and Iran, diplomats and analysts say.The trip by Mr. Yang coincides with reports that China has...
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Congress Moves toward Approval of a Scaled-Down Version of SDI Adoption of Proposed System, Which Would Respond Only to Isolated Attacks, Would Indicate a Significant Change in US Weapons Policy
EIGHT years after the "star wars" program was launched by President Reagan the United States is taking a big step toward actual deployment of a limited defense against ballistic missiles.The system would be designed to deal only with isolated missile...
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Cuomo's Strength - an Illusion
AS it was four years ago, the political community is all aflutter over Mario Cuomo's impending decision to run or not to run. Many politicians and analysts in both parties seem convinced that New York's Democratic governor would be his party's strongest...
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Dial 1-310-STATUS for City of Angels New Southern California Area Code Draws Dismay and Delight - a Letter from Beverly Hills
'I'D love to work for you," said a prospective nanny to me over the phone in 1988. "But I notice your area code is 818. You'll have to find someone else." Click.I am reminded of this once-upon-an-insult this week with the announcement that Los Angeles...
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Educated While Waiting for the Bus
THERE have always been plenty of reasons, or excuses, to justify my lack of formal education. Learning, I once told myself, is just something to circumvent common sense, or thinking "naturally"; a kind of stand-in for true knowledge. I would make jokes...
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Film Festival Offerings
OFFERINGS included in the Tibet Film Festival range from documentaries and fictional movies to works of video art. Among the selections are:*"Ocean of Wisdom." A concise overview of Tibetan history narrated by actor Peter Coyote, focusing on the life...
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Films on Tibet Set for US Tour the Isolated and Chinese-Dominated Country Is Shown in Its Richness and Diversity
IN much of the world outside central Asia, the mention of Tibet is likely to conjure up vague, mixed images of art, religion, and politics. These are gleaned less from personal knowledge than from journalistic reports - which hit a peak when the exiled...
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House Banking Bill: Limited Reforms
BANKING expert James Burnham had hoped that the multibillion-dollar cleanup of the thrift industry mess might be "a sufficiently strong club" to get "genuine banking reform" through Congress."I have been disappointed," says the "Professor of Global Competitiveness"...
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If the Play Won't Fly, Keep Writing THEATER: PRODUCTION
LABELING his play a 30-year-old project is misleading, says Austin Pendleton. The veteran stage, television, and film actor, and Tony-nominated director makes his playwriting debut with "Booth is Back," running through Nov. 3 at New Haven's Long Wharf...
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Israel, Jordan Eloquently Appeal for Vision, Reconciliation
THE two states most directly affected by decades of Middle East conflict yesterday declared their commitment to peace and eloquently appealed for the vision and reconciliation that would put an end to the use of force in the region.Prime Minister Yitzhak...
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Madrid Talks Lack Sparks, but Are 'Cerebral, Positive'
ARABS and Israelis meeting here over the past two days have not suddenly escaped the burden of their history.But hints have surfaced suggesting that they are taking the chance offered by their unprecedented meeting to begin to untie some of the knots...
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Mobutu Should Go
ANARCHY or war has stalked most postcolonial African states, with the West supporting the regimes that kept a lid on tribal infighting and violence.The US supported Zaire's Mobutu Sese Seko when he came to power in 1964. But now it appears Zaire has...
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Nations Try Trade Ban to Restore Haiti's Leader but Not Knowing Who Is in Charge Makes Negotiations Difficult. ANALYSIS
THE United States ratcheted up the trade embargo on Haiti this week in what is becoming a test case of hemispheric enforcement of democracy.It will be a difficult test case.The embargo is aimed at reinstating the Caribbean nation's first democratically...
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Needed: A Congress of Lame Ducks
WHEN Americans turned on their televisions to find the Senate Judiciary Committee's investigation of Clarence Thomas had preempted Geraldo and the soaps - and further discovered it was hard to tell the difference - some line of public contempt for public...
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News Currents
UNITED STATES</P><P>President Bush marked Halloween in Houston by holding the first fund-raiser of his bid for reelection. A Gallup poll released Sunday showed his approval rating down to 55 percent Oct. 24-25, an 11 percent decline from...
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Polls Show Duke Could Win Runoff Louisiana Voters Distrustful of Democrat Edwards; White House Position Key to Outcome. UNITED STATES POLITICS
COULD it really happen? Could David Duke, a former imperial wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, be on the verge of winning the governorship of Louisiana?Mr. Duke, founder of the National Association for the Advancement of White People, has pulled within four...
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Promising Early Results from Nicaragua's Bold Reforms
GRAPPLING with political instability and an economy on the verge of bankruptcy, the government of President Violeta Chamorro has received new support from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank...
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Railroad Bookkeeping with Valente and Conductor Bubbles
SUFFICE that he was called "Bubbles"; he was the conductor on the Central Railroad passenger trains that worked the Rockland Division out of Portland, Maine. A bachelor, he kept a room at the West End Hotel, across from Union Station, and appeared every...
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San Francisco Voters Test Children's Issues with 'Proposition J' City Split over Measure Earmarking Funds to Fight Delinquency and Boost Child Care
IN an age of growing concern about the plight of American youth, San Francisco is considering a landmark children's initiative that could turn into a national crusade.Voters in the city - statistically the most adult in the nation - will take up a ballot...
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Solzhenitsyn Lays His Plans
'UPON my return to Russia, I will immediately become immersed in other concerns that I have in common with everyone.... "This phrase from a statement issued by prominent Russian writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn last month, after the Soviet chief prosecutor...
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What Pont Turned from - and Toward
IF he were 40 years old again, says John Pont, he'd do it all over. He'd try to land the biggest college coaching job he could get and win as many bowl games as possible. "If I were 40, I'd be part of the whole cycle, and I wouldn't see it the way I...
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When Peacemakers Need Our Assistance
LATEST reports about factional fighting in Yugoslavia are not good. Many throughout Europe and the United States are beginning to feel that there's little that can be done to stop conflict that has already taken more than a thousand lives and exhausted...
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Yeltsin's Reform Plan Draws Some Support
PRESIDENT Boris Yeltsin is relying on "shock therapy" to revive the ailing Russian economy, but a mixed reaction among the population raises doubts whether the prescribed treatment will lead to a cure.The Russian Congress of People's Deputies on Thursday...
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