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 September 29, 1992

Africa Update
Angolan rebels court Western donors</P><P>On the eve of Angola's first multiparty elections, the main opposition group, the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), had already begun negotiating with the World Bank ...
A Good Investment
MANY people dream of having money to invest--in a home, a business, a farm, some sort of savings. They want their investments to bring them a better life.Not everyone, though, has extra money to invest. But even the poorest of the poor, in monetary terms,...
A `Mega' Bible Dictionary Companion to Anchor Bible Commentary Has Impressive Scope
IN today's fast-changing field of Biblical research, there has been a growing need for a major new multi-volume publication to keep up with these changes. The Anchor Bible Dictionary may be just what is needed. Possibly the most expensive Bible dictionary...
Another '68 Grad Looks at the Draft Issue
THE salient part of the "draft issue" facing Bill Clinton is not really the alleged discrepancies in what the candidate has said about events 23 years ago - not when the Republicans are hiring an airplane to drag the words "draft dodger" through the...
Anthropologist Leakey Warns of `Sixth Extinction'
JUST as asteroid impacts and chains of volcanic eruptions may have caused five mass extinctions on Earth through the eons, mankind may cause the Earth's "Sixth Extinction," Richard Leakey says."Unless we change, we are likely over the next three decades...
A Peek into the World of Moctezuma an Exhibition at the Denver Museum of Natural History Takes Visitors through Aztec Daily Life, Religion, Art, Economy
REACHING into the past to reconstruct a distant era, a lost culture, a conquered people, the Denver Museum of Natural History places an ancient world in context. "Aztec: The World of Moctezuma," which opened Sept. 26 and runs through Feb. 21, offers...
Better Training - the Critical Jobs Issue
FOR much of this century the United States economy provided well-paying jobs for less-skilled workers. Particularly in the 1950s and 1960s, the gap between blue- and white-collar wages was relatively narrow. But in recent years international trade and...
Blacks Should Mobilize for Clinton
HOW important is it that blacks vote in November? Should they sit this one out, objecting that they get very little from either major party? The evidence suggests that significant numbers of black voters are doing just that.Blacks constitute a significant...
Brazilian Impeachment Process Puts Democratic Structures to Test
TODAY'S impeachment vote in the Brazilian Congress is likely to decide more than the future of disgraced President Fernando Collor de Mello.As Brazil struggles to reform itself after a generation of military dictatorship and a decade of economic mismanagement,...
Canada Intervenes to Avoid Currency Weakening
DOWNWARD pressure on the Canadian dollar in world currency markets forced Canada's central bank to intervene more forcefully last week to support its currency.The Canadian dollar's value had fallen from 87 United States cents at the beginning of the...
Clinton Grabs Big Lead in Bellwether Missouri
MISSOURI is one of those political battlegrounds where the battle is starting to look like a rout.With five weeks until the election, Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton holds a huge lead over President Bush. The latest poll, conducted for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch...
Country Stampede Rocks Nashville - Again Tomorrow Night's Country Music Awards Will Honor Those Artists Who Have Helped the Industry Shed Its Hillbilly Image and Regain Its Popularity Peak of the 1950s
VINCE GILL jokes that rock musician Mark Knopfler invited him to join the group Dire Straits in 1990 because Mr. Knopfler needed someone to "tune his guitar."But it was no joke back then that Mr. Gill, a studio-quality guitarist and sterling tenor, needed...
Crime: War on Drugs
Nationwide, statistics indicate the continued high level of drug and alcohol use in society. Should the next president consider a two-pronged policy: addressing the root causes of drug use in treatment, and continuing to pursue and prosecute the drug...
Currency Crisis Could Be Boon to Britain, Italy Meanwhile, US Recovery Remains Sluggish, and Japan Turns to a Public-Works Stimulus. WORLD ECONOMY
THE world economic picture is still moving in slow motion. But the currency devaluations in Western Europe this month, and a public-works program in Japan, may speed up the projector."Finally, European countries have the opportunity to follow policies...
Cutthroat Americana Mamet's Hard-Hitting `Glengarry Glen Ross' Is Brutal Realism
`GLENGARRY Glen Ross" is the flip side of "Wall Street," the Oliver Stone movie that skewered the "greed is good" mentality of big-money wheeling and dealing in the 1980s.Written by David Mamet, whose view of the American scene is both accurate and unrelenting,...
Flying Tiger to End Service after 46 Years
SINCE 1946 Flying Tiger has been carrying G.I.s to and from war zones, students to Europe, and refugees to new homes.Tomorrow those trips will become a part of airline history as Flying Tiger carries its last passengers from Alaska to St. Louis. Federal...
Foreign Policy's Future
IN 1989 the top debate within the White House foreign-policy staff was: Is Mikhail Gorbachev a true reformer? Or do his policies mask a return to aggressive Bolshevism?Today, this seems a stone-age debate. East Europe's revolt ended a 40-year cold war....
Hope, Trepidation in L.A. as Post-Bradley Era Dawns
THE decision by Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley to step down in June 1993 after 20 years in office leaves not only a host of crises but also opportunities for the long list of candidates who want his job.As the first black mayor of a major American city,...
Is Simplicity the Ultimate Luxury?
VACATIONERS checking into the luxurious Miyako Hotel in Kyoto next month will be able to take advantage of an unusual new amenity: the no-frills room. Beginning Oct. 10, the hotel will offer four rooms that have been stripped of the most basic accessories....
Jordan's King Insists on Balance as Some See Shift in Stance on Iraq
AFTER spending a month abroad for health treatment, King Hussein returned to his kingdom last week to a warm popular reception - and much international speculation concerning a possible shift in his policy toward the Iraqi regime.During a three-week...
Let Mr. McCloskey Tell You a Story
THERE are all sorts of things you can put in a book: real things, made-up things, words, pictures, even noises and smells. Robert McCloskey uses all those things.He has written eight children's books. He drew all the pictures in them, and in six books...
New Times Overcome Old Distrust
Growing up on a South Korean farm, Suki Devirian says she learned to distrust everything about politics."The government was always dictating to us," says Ms. Devirian, who changed her name from Chun when she married an American GI in 1967. "I hated the...
Paving a Path for Nigerian Women Nigeria's Only Female Senator - One of Africa's Few Elected Woman Leaders - Seeks Economic Reform for All Citizens and an End to Her Nation's Discrimination against Women
WHEN she was on her way to becoming Nigeria's only female senator - and one of Africa's few elected woman leaders - Kofoworola Bucknor-Akerele walked down a dirt road with a noisy crowd of supporters. She went past ramshackle wooden shops, past a dozen...
Release of Prisoners Stirs Deep Feelings in S. Africa
ROBERT MCBRIDE, the man whose freedom the African National Congress (ANC) demanded as the price for last weekend's summit on violence, walked hand-in-hand through the gates of Westville prison here yesterday with his wife Paula, whom he married on death...
Small Signs of Renewal in Somalia in the Region That Was Once the Nation's Breadbasket, Some Farmers Are Trying to Plant New Crops. but Seeds, Farming Tools, and Spare Parts Are Needed to Sustain the Recovery. Most Somalis Are Not Farmers, but Herdsman. in Normal Times, about 80 Percent of the Population Depends on Livestock. at Least a Third of the Camels and Up to Half of the Goats Either Starved or Were Killed for Food or Stolen
HUSSEIN SENE AHMED stands calf-deep in muddy water with two other men, repairing irrigation dikes on a small farm. Beneath their feet small green stalks have begun breaking through the soil. Dried corn husks from the previous crop lie scattered about."We...
Sour Economy Hurts Mulroney Canadian Leader Faces Tough Bid for Reelection
CANADA'S struggling economy is providing a dark backdrop for Prime Minister Brian Mulroney's efforts to revive his Progressive Conservative Party's political fortunes.Federal elections are less than a year away and Mr. Mulroney's approval ratings remain...
Stark Staging Offers New View of `Boheme' OPERA
LIKE an itinerant troubadour, the Boston Lyric Opera takes its rehearsal space where it can find it, practicing in church lofts and dance studios, carting props and scores from location to location. Despite the transitory physical setup, the company...
`Sushi Boy' Aims to Slice through Japan's Rice Ban
UNITED States officials are quietly gloating over an attempt by a Japanese merchant to break down his government's Berlin Wall-like ban against the import of foreign rice.The merchant, Fujio Matsumoto, who owns an Osaka-based chain of 44 restaurants...
The Navy Changes Course
ONE of the saddest chapters in recent US naval history, the year-old Tailhook scandal, came closer to a positive conclusion last week. The Pentagon released a major report criticizing the Navy's botched investigation of the incident, which involved the...
The President's Response to Hurricane Andrew
Regarding the editorial "Andrew's Aftermath," Sept. 3: I'm surprised that the editorial condoned the inactivity of President Bush after his visit to Florida. Didn't the president, after arriving home, read the papers, listen to the radio, or watch TV...
US Asian Voters Take a New Look at Politics A Series Exploring the Growing Minority Vote and Its Effect on Election '92
AS Asian-Americans go to the polls this fall, their voting patterns are far from clear.Pollsters and political analysts say the economy is their No. 1 concern heading into elections, followed by education, foreign affairs, and recent surges in hate crimes...
Voters' `New Tolerance' May Go Too Far
THE young woman in the televised panel discussion was speaking about Bill Clinton and the talk of out-of-marriage relationships that he has had to deal with throughout this campaign, starting with the primaries.She said that Mr. Clinton's alleged involvement...