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, 1992

Analysis Group in Hong Kong Scours Official Party Press for Grains of Truth CHINA
THE door buzzer on Mosque Junction Street is cryptically marked with a strip of paper bearing two Chinese characters, "Weixin," meaning literally, "safeguard the faith."Upstairs, in a headquarters hidden in the maze of meandering lanes above Hong Kong...
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An Irrevocable Trust
IRREVOCABLE seems like a strong word, doesn't it? Especially when we apply it to what we trust to safeguard our lives, our health, our families.Recently I was thinking more deeply about the nature of trust in God. I knew deep down, of course, that genuine...
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Arms Sold in Cold-War Rivalry Are Turning Inward
IN the aftermath of the cold war, those who suffer from its effects are not all in the former Soviet Union. Many are in countries where the arms delivered in the chess game of superpower rivalry are now turned inward in internecine warfare.Somalia is...
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Britain's Chief Justice Promises No More Wigs, Gowns, or Cobwebs
ENGLAND is to have a new lord chief justice who is determined to push a brisk new broom through the cobwebbed corridors of the country's ancient legal system.Within two hours of being appointed lord chief justice Feb. 25, Sir Peter Taylor (to be called...
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British Brace for Hung Parliament with No Clear Winner Likely in Upcoming Vote, Tory and Labour Leaders Scurry for Support
BRITISH voters are giving signals that at the general election, certain to be held in the next few weeks, they are likely to elect a hung parliament, in which no party commands a clear majority.With the ruling Conservative and opposition Labour parties...
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Earthly Greetings from Emissaries to Stars
ON March 2, 1971, a doughty little spacecraft named Pioneer 10 began its first year in space. It's an anniversary worth remembering.The 250-kilogram (550-pound) craft has made history during the past two decades as the first spacecraft to negotiate the...
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Economic Strangler?
ONE economist calls the Federal Reserve System the "Washington strangler," accusing it of not easing monetary policy in the United States enough and endangering the economic recovery. Another economist, after noting that total bank reserves (the raw...
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El Salvador's Judiciary Pressed to Reform
AS El Salvador emerges from 12 years of war, the country's judicial system, notorious for corruption and inefficiency, has become a focus of reform efforts.Many experts now question whether the system can mete out even-handed justice in times of peace.Constitutional...
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Fair Trade, Free Trade
IS the George Bush who talks tough on trade with Japan the same president who is pushing a North American free-trade pact?It has been a little hard to figure just where the White House has been on trade lately. The most recent zig in a zigzag course...
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Financial News Services Grow along with Mexican Economy MEXICO
ENRIQUE QUINTANA taps his electronic mouse.Seconds later, the "Rumors" window opens on the computer screen to reveal a juicy financial morsel: Business mogul Carlos Hank Rhon may be selling his 58.13 percent stake in Banca Cremi. At least, that's the...
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First Step on Global Warming
THE United States has finally offered a tangible sign of support for an international treaty to combat global warming. The Bush administration's pledge of $75 million to help developing countries reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants...
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Guatemalan Towns Call for Removal of Army Residents Seek Relief from Crossfire between Army and Rebel Fighters
TAKING advantage of freedoms afforded under civilian rule, Guatemalan towns are expelling abusive security forces and taking law enforcement into their own hands, with mixed results.The town of Joyabaj, in the central state of Quiche, asked in early...
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Independent Monthly Serves as a Thorn in Government's Side MALAYSIA
IN Malaysia's fettered democracy, Chandra Muzaffar has made a career of being a nuisance. In 1977, Mr. Muzaffar, then an academic in the northern island city of Penang, founded Aliran Kesedaran Negara or the National Awareness Movement, a nonpartisan...
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Independent Newspapers Help Stir Forces for Change but as Reforms Take Shape, Publications Are Having to Rethink Their Mission. SOUTH AFRICA
ALTERNATIVE news sources in South Africa have played a major role in the turbulent transformation of one of the world's most repressive societies five years ago to a nation in transition toward democratic rule."I think the alternative media has made...
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Land Rights News Promotes Cause of Aboriginal People AUSTRALIA
WHICH newspaper would you turn to for the nuances of government policy on land rights for Aboriginal people? Need to know last year's winners of the Aboriginal Art Awards? Want to know which mining companies have been granted concessions to explore for...
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Not All Are Helped in the Transition from Military to Civilian Life
I read the article "Armed Forces Going Extra Miles to Ease Exit From Services," Feb. 26, with great interest. On Feb. 24, I and several other officers were directed to retire before Sept. 1. While most of us are scared and hurt we are the lucky ones...
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Official Censorship Is Gone, but 'Rumor as News' Still Remains BRAZIL
RECIPES often made Page One of many Brazilian newspapers during a military dictatorship that came to power in 1964. It wasn't that readers were fascinated with food, though. It was just a signal that the in-house censor had nixed a story.Censorship was...
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Putting Columbus in His Place Two Worlds Didn't 'Collide' in 1492: One Was Steamrolled by the Other. Columbus Gave License to Centuries of Future Western Colonialism
NOT far from my home stands a statue of Columbus in a private park, surrounded by a locked iron fence. This is the Columbus of official history: guarded, untouchable, a stone presence to be admired from a distance. The gatekeepers of the official Columbus...
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Radio Poised for High-Tech Leap Digital Satellite Radio Can Beam High-Quality Sound to Large Global Regions
TWO days before Christmas, almost 60 years ago, an inventor and a businessman drove from Rockefeller Center to a small laboratory at Columbia University in New York City. Carefully laid out in two rooms were tables of vacuum tubes and circuits.When the...
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Riding the Roller Coaster of Sky
I AM a flyer.Not an Icarus: a pilot. Not a remote-controlled programmer of those wide-bodied jets where passengers are jammed 12 aflank either, but a hands-on bush pilot at the helm - stick - in touch with clouds, the earth, updrafts, and storms.Watch...
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Rivals Blast Tsongas 'Nuke' Policy Massachusetts Democrat Stands by His Limited Endorsement of Nuclear Power despite Chiding
EVERY time Paul Tsongas rises in the polls, his Democratic opponents know what to do: They "nuke" him.It happened in New Hampshire. It happened again in Maine, and then in Colorado. It could happen later in California, the most environmentally sensitive...
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Severe Drought Fuels Doubts in South Africa as a Whites-Only Poll on Negotiations Nears, Poor Farm Prospects Curb Support for Change
WESTERN diplomats and aid officials fear that the drought in southern Africa - described as the worst this century - will delay vital development programs and could set back democratic reforms."Human beings finally get their act together and Mother Nature...
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The Foul Shot
THE girls tangle under the basket - red uniforms swarming blue. Above their heads, the ball floats on fingertips. Swatted left, swatted right, grabbed. She holds on. She's swarmed. The swarm blocks my view of the pass. I don't see the foul, but I do...
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The Ink Is Red at Canadian Mills
CANADA'S paper and pulp industry is in the middle of its biggest financial and manufacturing crisis in 50 years.Battered by slack demand and production overcapacity, hounded by environmentalists, and hit with regulations forcing costly new pollution...
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THE WORLD FROM.Washington Visiting Heads of State, Hoping for More Largess, Leave Empty-Handed as US Turns Inward in Election Year
WITH the US presidential election-year focus on the nation's domestic agenda, visiting dignitaries from Eastern Europe to Asia complain about a distracted Washington audience.They watch with fascination and some frustration as the Bush administration...
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Third in Trilogy Offers Social Study of Cairo
WITH the final volume in Egyptian novelist Naguib Mahfouz's renowned Cairo trilogy now available in English translation, the story of the Abd al-Jawad family concludes. Although written 40 years ago and covering only the interwar period, the saga's forward...
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US Missing Trade Opportunities in Central and Eastern Europe
DESPITE the national call for stronger competitiveness, United States policymakers are offering ambivalent support for American firms that need money and guidance to reach overseas markets.Overshadowed by Europe's historical ties and proximity to Central...
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When the Paparazzi Threaten a Dynasty Japan Calls for Press Restraint as the Crown Prince Searches for a Bride - a Letter from Tokyo
DEAR Editor,Your wise counsel is requested in a most difficult dilemma for this reporter.The Japanese news media have officially asked foreign journalists in Tokyo to censor themselves by not reporting about the women who date the bachelor crown prince....
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