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 May 28, 1991

'92 Could Be the Year for a Black Candidate
THE void of well-known Democrats as contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination will soon be filled, according to national party chairman Ron Brown.Yet at recent Monitor breakfasts both Lloyd Bentsen and Richard Gephardt showed no interest...
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Abortion Issue Moves to Congress Supreme Court Decision in Rust V. Sullivan Is Bellwether for Future Challenges to Roe V. Wade. JUSTICE
IN one stroke, the United States Supreme Court has thrown the women's movement into a frenzy, federally funded family-planning clinics into crisis, and pro-choice advocates in Congress into high gear. It has also raised questions about the rights of...
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Amnesty International, at 30, Keeps Focus on Individuals
IN the winter of 1960, Peter Benenson, a commercial lawyer, read a newspaper article about two Portuguese students in Lisbon who had been imprisoned for seven years for raising their glasses in public in a toast to freedom.Incensed, Mr. Benenson began...
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A Moscow Teen's Changing World Pavel Has Given Up Michael Jackson and Science Fiction for Dale Carnegie and Friedrich Nietzsche Series: BEING 16 AROUND THE WORLD. A SERIES OF PORTRAITS. Part 14 of a Series
PAVEL BOGACHKO covers his walls with the same garish posters found in any Soviet teenager's room - Michael Jackson in black leather and studs, Sly Stallone with his muscles bulging, Arnold Schwarzenegger glaring menacingly as the Terminator.But Pavel...
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As Peace Talks Open, Ethiopians Seek Orderly Transfer of Power
FOR Ethiopia's government, the show is almost over.With the collapse of most of the government's military in the past few days, peace talks set to get down to business today in London with rebel leaders will largely focus on how the government will surrender.During...
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Behind the Washington Riots
LAST week's rampage in Washington, DC's Mt. Pleasant neighborhood has been a long time in coming. Finally, local officials and police have been forced to pay attention. So must we who live and work in the neighborhood and the larger metropolitan area....
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Burma Junta Retains Grip a Year after Vote
CRUSHED and coopted by military overlords, Burma plays a waiting game.One year ago this week, the opponents of the Rangoon military regime swept a national election, stunning the junta and raising hopes that a quarter century of military oppression and...
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California Aerospace Industry Faces Sharp Decline, Report Warns Environmental Strictures and Weak Political Support Cited as Factors
`CALIFORNIA'S aerospace/defense industry is at a critical turning point; defense budgets are shrinking and many major contractors are shifting production out of state. The state's response to the challenges ... will shape the size and mix of California's...
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Campaign Spending: Reforming Reforms ANALYSIS
IT takes an incredible amount of money to run for federal office these days: $4 million to win the average Senate seat, for example, according to Sen. David Boren (D) of Oklahoma. Winning a House of Representatives seat can cost hundreds of thousands,...
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Cassavetes' Films Get Fresh Notice A Traveling Exhibit of His Movies Demonstrates His Skill as a Director, Not Simply as an Actor
JOHN CASSAVETES was best known as an actor. But he was nominated for three Academy Awards during his lifetime, in three different categories - writing and directing in addition to acting - and while his performances were frequently offbeat and inventive,...
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Ethiopian Jews Arrive to Israel's Open Arms
AS the El Al Boeing 747 disgorged its human cargo - more than 1,000 tired, confused Ethiopian Jews - a nervous father watched as his tiny baby, just hours old, was placed in a waiting incubator.No one seemed sure whether or not he had been born during...
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Georgia Holds First Popular Election for Presidency of a Soviet Republic
GEORGIA has become the first Soviet republic to hold direct presidential elections. But some candidates warn the vote puts the republic on the road to dictatorship.Preliminary results showed Zviad Gamsakhurdia, the chairman of the Georgian parliament...
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Good Times Ahead for Small-Cap Stock?
IT'S time to think "small-cap" stocks, says William Martindale Jr.Mr. Martindale is managing principal of equities for Martindale, Andres & Godshalk, an investment firm with $60 million under management, based in West Conshohocken, Pa., outside Philadelphia....
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Healing and `Free Exercise' of Religion
RELIGIOUS freedom, including the right to practice what you preach, became part of our civil liberties in the United States with the adoption of the Bill of Rights 200 years ago.Courts and legislatures have found more consensus, however, in interpreting...
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Historic Sites' Urgent Needs Series: AMERICA'S PARKS UNDER SIEGE. NATIONAL PARK SERVICE - 75 YEARS. Part 1 of a 3-Part Series. Second of Two Articles Appearing Today
SUPERINTENDENT Hobart Cawood had to make a choice. He was faced with a leaky roof over Independence Hall, a part of Independence Mall park unsafe because of crumbling bricks and broken benches, and rising maintenance costs. He could close eight buildings...
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Lean Times for Park System `Jewels' Series: AMERICA'S PARKS UNDER SIEGE. NATIONAL PARK SERVICE - 75 YEARS. Part 1 of a 3-Part Series. First of Two Articles Appearing Today
PEOPLE visiting this grand old national park will find most of the scenery, wildlife, and thermal wonders as spectacular as ever this summer. The park's natural resources, says superintendent Bob Barbee, are in better shape than they have been for years.Like...
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New Course for CIA
`WHAT did he know and when did he know it?" Those questions, first asked about President Nixon's involvement in Watergate, are sure to be asked in Robert Gates's confirmation hearings to be director of central intelligence and chief of the Central Intelligence...
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News Currents
ASIA AND THE PACIFIC</P><P>The National Assembly of Afghanistan has endorsed a UN framework for finding a political settlement to the Afghan war, the official Bakhtar news agency said yesterday.... The ashes of assassinated Indian leader...
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No End to Innocence
RECENTLY I've watched and listened as my ten-year-old son's social and political awareness has come alive. He loves political cartoons and listens regularly to world and national news. Sometimes he's simply outraged. "They just can't do that!" he may...
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Officials Upbeat on GATT Talks Congress's Approval of Fast-Track Buoys Hopes
THE stalled General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade negotiations will likely be completed by the end of the year, now that Congress has extended President Bush's fast-track negotiating authority, several trade officials predict.After four years of negotiations,...
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Pittsburgh Revels in Hockey Championship
THE Pittsburgh Penguins brought home North America's hockey championship early Sunday to a city still dazed by it all.Thousands of fans welcomed the team hours after it shut out the Minnesota North Stars 8 to 0 to win the championship four games to two....
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Putting Hate on Hold
FOR more than a decade, a divorced mother in Dade County, Fla., has been speaking disparagingly about her former husband in front of their children. Now the Florida Supreme Court has given her a stern warning: Stop "brainwashing" your children to hate...
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Schools for the Future
COMPARED with previous US heads of state, President Bush is "the education president." No previous president has spent even the modest amount of time on schooling Mr. Bush has - though, as with his claim to be "the environment president," the label may...
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Shepard's `States of Shock' Tests the Viewer's Patience
STATES OF SHOCK Play by Sam Shepard. Directed by Bill Hart. At the American Place Theatre until June 2.</P><P>THE first few minutes of Sam Shepard's new drama at the American Place Theatre are also the most exciting - if not the most shocking. ...
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Social Democrats at Odds on Key German Issues
GERMANY'S Social Democrats are mired in domestic and foreign policy disputes that threaten to mar electoral gains and split the party as it enters its congress today.Party officials say too much bickering could nullify hard-fought regional victories...
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Sparks in the Rust Belt
TRAVEL America's industrial belt, visit its plants, meet its workers, and you sense an atmospheric change. There's not much solid evidence to put your finger on. It's not as though United States manufacturers are suddenly back.And yet, there's what author...
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The Streetwise Cousin of the Cautious Country Fox KIDSPACE
FOXES have long been given what is known as "bad press." Book after book has presented them as sly and cunning. They may look like gentlemen, but hidden behind the smooth talk and the charm lurks danger!When Walt Disney wanted a plausible but wicked...
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THE WORLD FROM... New Delhi India Struggles with the Prospect of a Tumultuous Transition Away from Government by Political Dynasty
FOR years, Congress (I) Party loyalist Rajesh Kumar Mishra had supported Rajiv Gandhi and his mother, Indira, before him. Now that Rajiv is dead, Mishra says that only Gandhi's widow, Sonia can take up the party leadership."There has to be a leader from...
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To Defeat Ban on Spears, Zulus Cite Cultural Needs
A RESURGENCE of Zulu nationalism around the issue of whether Zulus should be permitted to carry spears at public meetings has emerged as the central obstacle to efforts to end political violence that has claimed nearly 1,000 lives since January.Human...
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US Farmers Wary of a Trade Pact with Mexicans FREE-TRADE ZONE
IN Florida, citrus growers say their industry will be wiped out. In Washington state, apple growers see an opportunity both golden and delicious. California farmer Jim Roberts, boot-deep in baby carrots here, is both hopeful and anxious.Down on the American...
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