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 February 12, 1991

AMD and Intel in Fight for Computer Chip Sales
CALL it a chip off the old Intel block.Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is getting ready to sell a new computer chip that will compete directly with the popular 80386 microprocessor sold by archrival Intel Corporation.The AMD chip looks like Intel's 386...
Being and Meaning for Children
MUCH of Robert Coles's life has been spent talking with children in an effort to understand their thinking and feelings. "The Spiritual Life of Children," like his many earlier volumes, demonstrates his skill at this work.The conversations that fill...
Berlin's Rock-Era `Orfeo' Komische Oper Version of the Greek Myth Turns the Hero into a Rock Singer. WORLD OPERA
THE Komische Oper, in what was until recently East Berlin, is probably known to anyone who has followed the performance history of opera in Europe since World War II.Formerly one had to travel to Berlin to experience this company. Its first Western tour...
Bombs and Politics
MUCH is being said about the political risks in the United States of a ground war that could result in substantial casualties. Somewhat overshadowed are the political risks in the Middle East of continuing a massive air war that gives Saddam Hussein...
"Collateral" Casualties Are Escalating the Cost of the War
"SORRY, mister, I didn't mean to break your window; the ball just came off the bat that way." "Sorry, ma'am, I didn't mean to kill your baby, but you live very near that weapons factory."One broken window. What number of civilians killed in Iraq? These...
De Klerk Resists Calls to Reopen Death Squad Inquiry
PRESIDENT Frederik de Klerk is facing growing pressure to curb the excesses of his security forces and reestablish the rule of law in South Africa.He is also facing specific calls to reopen a probe into the operation of police death squads after earlier...
Doing Hard Time in `Yonkers' Neil Simon Mixes Angst with Laughs in a Study of Character
Lost in Yonkers Play by Neil Simon. Directed by Gene Saks. Starring Irene Wirth, Mercedes Ruehl, Mark Blum.</P><P>AUDIENCES leave new musicals humming the hit songs. In Neil Simon's latest play, "Lost in Yonkers," which premiered here...
Egyptians Watch Sinking Economy Drop Even Further
EACH day the Gulf war continues, Egypt's debilitated economy worsens.Egyptians returning from Iraq and Kuwait are clamoring for jobs, revenues from salaries of other workers in the Gulf are down, as are tourism and earnings from the Suez Canal. These...
Galloping Down A Different Path Graham Kerr Tempers His `Hedonist' Image
THE "Galloping Gourmet" rides again, but he's galloping to a different drummer.Because he chopped carrots and celery on screen for an estimated 200 million viewers worldwide each week from 1969-'71, Graham Kerr laughs when he recalls that it was a near-fatal...
`Intruder': In the Vein of Trashy War Films
IT takes a long time to make a Hollywood movie, so nobody knew the latest big-budget war epic, "Flight of the Intruder," would open in theaters at almost the same moment when real war broke out in the Persian Gulf region. The timing was coincidental,...
It's George Bush in '92 - If
A UNITED STATES victory in Iraq will inevitably affect the outcome of the 1992 presidential election. Unless the victory is perceived by the public to have been too costly, George Bush will remain as he is now, a very popular president, and very likely...
La Dolce Vita on 13th Street
WE all come with dreams and often they must fade, fragile flowers left over from childhood - a sweetness small and solitary and so very much each his own. The Italians understand this - they sing their dreams, and laugh and cry over them, and they die...
Legacy of Arab Distrust of West Supports Saddam's Defiant Stance Some Say War Is Attempt on Part of US and Allies to Impose a New Order on the Arab World
THE United States-led offensive against Iraq is stirring unhappy memories among Arabs, Middle East analysts say, and is prompting comparisons with foreign adventures in the region from the more distant past.The Gulf crisis is also underlining differences...
New Fuel-Economy Bill Draws Fire from Carmakers
IT'S back. And it's sending shivers through Detroit's executive offices.Not a horror film, not a cold wave, not even a new assault by the Japanese, but the latest version of the Bryan bill. Sponsored by Sen. Richard Bryan (D) of Nevada, the measure would...
News Currents
WAR IN THE GULF</P><P>US Defense Secretary Richard Cheney, returning from the Gulf with Gen. Colin Powell, is ready to advise President Bush on the timing of a ground war. "I think there's a limit to how long we can" continue with air-power...
Planning for Gulf GIs' Homecoming Idaho Senator Offers an Initiative That Aims to Encourage Grass-Roots Support across US
VIETNAM veterans groups are rallying around a plan to protect Operation Desert Storm troops from the kind of homecoming that soldiers received on their return from the Vietnam War.Although local examples abound, Congress is also getting into the act...
Pool System Inadequate, Western Journalists Say Lack of Access to Troops Leads Many to Head out on Own to Front Lines
FRUSTRATED United States journalists, despairing of a pool system they say is impeding full coverage of the war in the Gulf, are striking out in growing numbers on their own unauthorized visits to combat units.In doing so, they are following in the footsteps...
Prayer and World Events
OFTEN many suffer as a result of the sins of a few -- or even the tyranny of one individual. From the cruelty of a dictatorship to rampant crime in a community to the dishonesty and greed that would undermine an economy, we find that innocent people...
Pro- and Antiwar Sentiments Clash Symbol of US Electronic Industry Is of Two Minds on Gulf Effort - a Letter from Silicon Valley
SILICON Valley is a melting pot that stews on two separate burners. On one side is the military; on the other, the children of the '60s. Each has played a role in making the valley an economic powerhouse. The war against Iraq has heightened the ideological...
Ration Books: Reviving A Symbol
ALL during my post-World-War-II childhood, two wartime ration books remained tucked away in a drawer of my parents' desk - silent reminders of the sacrifices Americans were called upon to make during the early '40s. The booklets fascinated me. From time...
Small Numbers of Palestinians Return to Jobs in Israel Israeli Move to Ease Tight Curfew Is Prompted by Concerns over Economic Losses
AMID fears of possible intercommunal violence, Israel took small hesitant steps Sunday toward easing one of the longest and strictest curfews ever imposed on the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip.For the first time since the curfew began almost four...
Spiritual Lessons That Children Teach
ROBERT COLES is sitting in his spacious office at Harvard University sharing thoughts on his latest book, "The Spiritual Life of Children" (see review on this page). Casually dressed in a well-worn crew-neck sweater, Dr. Coles speaks about the impact...
State Adopts Tough Emission Rules MASSACHUSETTS: CLEANER AIR
MASSACHUSETTS residents may soon be breathing easier.Following California's lead, the Bay State has adopted the most stringent clean-air legislation in the country. The new law makes Massachusetts the second state in the country to enact tougher automobile...
THE WORLD FROM.Mexico City War News May Be Hot in the US, but Bush's Free-Trade Plan Is Getting the Lion's Share of Mexicans' Attention
IN Mexico, the Persian Gulf fireworks are being seen through free-trade-pact Ray Bans.By tradition, Mexico is neutral. It has no troops, medical teams, nor ships in the Gulf. President Carlos Salinas de Gortari has been almost mute on the actions of...
Tough Choice in Texas
ANYONE who follows local politics knows that few issues can become more heated than decisions to eliminate special programs in the public schools. Parents who might snore through most school-board meetings snap to attention when their children's favorite...
Universal Human Rights Fifty Years after Franklin Roosevelt's `Four Freedoms' Speech, and 200 Years after the Bill of Rights, Their Principles Are Influencing the World
LAST month marked the 50th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's famed "Four Freedoms" address to Congress. And the year 1991 commemorates the bicentennial of the Bill of Rights appended to the United States Constitution. Each of these two...
UN Must Reclaim Role in the Gulf
PRESIDENT Bush rightly framed his initial reaction to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait within the United Nations process. With the passage of the resolution containing the Jan. 15 deadline, however, the UN ceded its leadership. It is imperative that it take...
US Must Consider How Far to Go in Ground War
THE question of the moment is when the ground war begins in Kuwait. The next question is how and where it might end.Few doubt that the United States-led coalition will prevail in driving the Iraqis out of Kuwait, based on the progress of the allied aerial...
Veteran `Brothers' Face Up to War at a Boston Shelter, Homeless Vets Are United in Support of US Troops in the Persian Gulf. ON THE HOME FRONT
LONG the troubled baby brothers in the family of soldiers who have fought United States battles, the survivors of the Vietnam conflict have become "sad big brothers to another generation of veterans," says Ken Smith, president of the New England Shelter...
Western Influence in the Middle East
1798: French invasion and brief occupation of Egypt begins a resurgence of European influence in the region after more than four centuries of Ottoman rule. 1869: French open the Suez Canal and acquire 99-year concession agreement. 1882: British...