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 30, 1992

A Bargain All Around
SCIENTISTS in the former Soviet Union have seen their elite status fall to a level of personal and professional poverty. They are eager for research work wherever they can find it. Moreover, while their pay in rubles may be several times the prevailing...
Adopting New Ideas - with Zest Kenya's Margaret Waigu Githegi Teaches Pupils for Whom English Is a Third Language
ON a slope of Mount Kenya, in a modest secondary boarding school here with cows in the side yard, Peter Karanja dreams of becoming a pilot or an engineer.For his English teacher, Margaret Waigu Githegi, a Kenyan who speaks five languages and loves songs...
Army Backs Deng's Market Reform by Rallying Its Support, the Senior Chinese Leader Issues a Challenge to Orthodox Socialists Who Hold Sway in the Government and Party
CHINA'S senior leader Deng Xiaoping has mustered the military to support his push to renew economic reforms. The move could be decisive in subduing his hard-line rivals, Chinese political analysts say.The Army must serve as the "protector and escort...
`Article 99' Hits Hard Film Addresses Pitfalls of VA Hospitals with Anger - and Humor
IMAGINE a movie about young doctors struggling to save lives surrounded by suffering, confusion, and chaos. And now imagine that the movie's a comedy, with outrageous laughs amid the suffering, confusion, and chaos.If this reminds you of "M.A.S.H," you're...
A Slow Track, for Now
TRADE and politics - always a volatile mixture - are especially combustible in an election year. So it's unfortunate that two major trade negotiations involving the United States are nearing completion in an election year. Because open trade is such...
Australian Aborigines Turn to Anti-Drinking Programs
TWENTY-SIX years ago, at the age of 19, Bobby McLeod had the dubious ability to consume a pint of beer in six seconds. Today, Mr. McLeod, an Aborigine, is a nondrinker, and is also helping other native Australians get "off the grog."Instead of handing...
`Basic Instinct': Specimen of a Sorry Breed of Movie FILM: REVIEW
`BASIC Instinct," a mostly routine thriller with a larger-than-usual quotient of sex and violence, has momentarily captured the attention of some moviegoers through a combination of clever marketing and pre-release controversy.Now that it has arrived...
Blocks of Ice, Hearts of Warmth
BOSTON, the midnight hour. I am returning to my apartment on the other side of town after a long evening of writing. Under an ebony sky, I step into the street in slow automatic, buried in layer upon layer of wool. Tonight the temperature has dropped...
British Tories in Trouble on Campaign Trail Polls Show Labour Party Could Sweep Cities and Win a Clear Parliamentary Majority
BRITISH Conservatives are pinning their hopes on Prime Minister John Major being able to pump new vigor into his party's flagging general campaign before the April 9 election.Over the weekend four out of five public opinion polls showed the opposition...
Brown under Fire for `Unfair' Flat-Tax Plan
CAMPAIGNING along the East Coast this week, an impassioned Jerry Brown is offering to rescue voters from the clutches of the corrupt and powerful. "If you're tired of Wall Street and Washington ripping you off, you'll vote for me!" the presidential aspirant...
Card-Carrying Students Get Prizes Programs in 1,500 Schools Give Students Credit toward Rewards for Improved Performance
FEW high schoolers have their own American Express cards, but attending school has its privileges for some students.At about 1,500 schools nationwide, students who come to classes regularly or improve their grades receive color-coded identification cards...
Constitutional Clamp on Congress's Pay
IN 1789, the first Congress sent 12 amendments to the states for ratification. Ten of these were promptly ratified by the necessary three-quarters of the states and became the Bill of Rights. Two others were left for later ratification. Since no time...
Facing Criticism, Congress Tries to Reform Itself Some Frustrated Lawmakers Leave Jobs, While New Initiatives Are Proposed
WITH public approval of Congress at an all-time low, even the members themselves are fed up with the institution.Some are retiring in frustration. Others are sticking around to try to rebuild a legislature that has grown muscle-bound with too many committees...
Food Producers Enter Lean Period
FOOD company stocks - which were among the most popular equities of the 1980s - are suddenly finding themselves out of "flavor" with many investors. The stock is seen as high-priced and the industry as intensely competitive.Investors should buy food...
LAPD'S Gates Defends Record Longtime Chief Says Department Shouldn't Be Judged on Basis of Rodney King Incident. INTERVIEW
AS the trial of four Los Angeles policemen on charges of beating Rodney King unfolds in neighboring Ventura county, Chief Daryl Gates can be found in his downtown office, relishing his temporary respite from the media hot seat.The brutal clubbing of...
Lively Portrait of Barcelona
ROBERT HUGHES is a writer of such virtuosity that he could make a mattress tag lively reading. In recent years, he penned an enduring history of Australia and emerged as an internationally recognized critic.Yet American audiences remember him best as...
Mexico Takes Capitalist Road to Spur Highway-Building
WHEN it comes to private toll roads, Mexico takes a back seat to no one - not even its capitalist northern neighbor."With over 600 miles of private toll roads in operation and 2,700 miles planned and under development, Mexico is on its way to becoming...
Our Identity
TODAY as nation-states are trying to reestablish themselves, they are often concerned about preserving their religious, geographic, or cultural identities. Individually, as well, most of us feel comfortable identifying ourselves with a certain group...
Plastics - the Environmental Solution, Not the Problem
THE obvious is oftentimes incorrect.It's "obvious," for example, that plastics are bad for the environment. Plastics don't biodegrade, many argue, and they choke our landfills. In fact, plastic rather than paper is often the best choice for the environment.While...
Popular Culture's Spread in a Post-Cold-War World
POPULAR culture. Is it a positive force in the United States and in the world at large, or is it destructive and demeaning? Is it fundamentally American or essentially universal, appealing to youth everywhere? Is it "culture" at all, as the term has...
S. African Reform Talks Intensify Government, ANC Agree to Encamp ANC Military, but Remain Split on Interim Leadership
BARGAINING has begun in earnest here over the phased transition of power, with President Frederik de Klerk's landslide referendum victory giving his negotiators a new edge at the table."They are playing rough," says a key adviser to the African National...
Scramble for Senate in New Hampshire
PARTY activists here are hustling to prepare for a heated political contest this fall in the wake of New Hampshire Sen. Warren Rudman's (R) announcement that he will not seek re-election in November due to his frustration with partisan Washington politics.The...
Seattle Spawns Brave New Rock Acts
IT'S a typical March evening in Seattle - cold and wet. Inside an office building near the Salmon Bay inlet, a band named April Knows Everything grinds out rock and jazz rhythms, readying their act for the local club circuit.Across the hallway, another...
Senators from Defense Industry States Urge US Armaments Sales
AN effort to increase United States arms exports might not seem politically correct, given today's new world order. But a couple of Senate Democrats are proposing to do just that - by allowing the US government to provide loan guarantees for friendly...
S. Korea Ruling Party to Anoint New Leader
REBUKED by voters in elections for parliament last week, President Roh Tae Woo of South Korea has moved earlier than expected to allow his Democratic Liberal Party (DLP) to pick a candidate to replace him.The first politician to throw his hat into the...
Slaking Russia's Thirst for Books
LONDON-BASED American filmmaker Roger Graef stood in the rain at a village fete in Dorset contemplating a pile of novels which were not even selling at a marked-down price of 25 pence, and realized they would end up being pulped. To him such an act would...
The East's New Malady Romania, like Many Other Parts of Eastern Europe, Is Now a Land of Empty Pedestals, Waiting for Something to Fill Them
IN the past two years, I have discussed the tumultuous events and liberation of Eastern Europe with many Westerners. What those in the West seem not to understand is that the famous post-totalitarian convalescence in the East right now is becoming a...
The Utility of Political Rhetoric
Sen. Malcom Wallop (R) of Wyoming, author of the Opinion page column " 'Japan Bashing' Hurts All Americans," March 20, is correct that Japan is a vital trading partner. He cites impressive statistics to demonstrate why political 'Japan bashing' is wrong....
Turnaround Boom Slows Bankruptcies Have Kept Consultants Busy
MENTION turnaround consultants, and you'll either get a smile or a shudder from business people. Some see them as white knights who ride in at the 11th hour to save a company from bankruptcy. Others view them as hatchet men hired to trim jobs and shut...
UN Begins Repatriating Refugees despite Fresh Battle in Cambodia Thai Officials Worry That Renewed Cambodian Fighting Could Send Refugees Fleeing Back into Thailand
EXILED by war for more than a decade, Cambodian refugees begin an ominous homecoming today.The first 630 of 370,000 displaced Cambodians will leave camps in Thailand for this dirt-road provincial town 30 miles from the border in the start of a massive...