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 August 1, 1991

An Immigrant Flood This Negev Desert Town Was Built for Immigrants, but the New Wave of Soviets Is Straining Resources. Series: THE NEW ISRAELIS. Soviet Jewish Immigrants. Part 5 of a 5-Part Series
A SMALL Middle Eastern town in the middle of the desert, whose chess club is world-class and which boasts five youth orchestras, has to have something special.Beersheba does. Russians. Tens of thousands of them.Nearly one-quarter of the people who live...
Baker a Tantalizing Step from Middle East Talks Getting Agreement on Makeup of Palestinian Delegation Last Obstacle
IN a journey of thousands of miles, the last step is proving to be the most difficult.After five trips to the Middle East, United States Secretary of State James Baker III has come within inches of convincing Israel and its Arab neighbors to seize the...
Benazir Bhutto and Her Party under Siege
FORMER Pakistani Premier Benazir Bhutto may not be a spent political force. But her political fortunes are flagging, Pakistani analysts say.Since being pushed from power almost a year ago, the leader and her Pakistan People's Party (PPP) have taken a...
Brazil's Endangered Indians
AS the 500th anniversary of Europe's discovery and colonization of the New World approaches, the treatment of the Americas' native peoples is likely to get increased attention. And that attention could center on Brazil, where the last relatively untouched...
Bundesbank Head Faces Tough Job
HELMUT SCHLESINGER, new head of Germany's central bank, has just been handed the reins of a bucking economy.Inflation is rearing up. Deficit spending is dangerously high. The deutsche mark is misbehaving.The challenge for Mr. Schlesinger, who replaces...
Bush Brings Incentives to Soviet Businessmen US-SOVIET SUMMIT Series: MOSCOW SUMMIT. First of Two Articles Appearing Today
THE pep talk President Bush gave Soviet businessmen yesterday morning hinted of a classic American Rotary Club breakfast.It indicates an important new audience Mr. Bush wants to reach in constructing a new era of cooperation with the Soviets - not diplomats...
De Klerk's Response on 'Inkathagate' Fails to Convince His Critics ANC Says State Role in S. African Violence Has Not Been Addressed
PRESIDENT Frederik de Klerk's response to his first major political crisis has left his image impaired and raised more questions than it has answered about his past role in secret funding of political parties and his intentions to curb violence.Mr. De...
Europe Is Anxious despite Appearance of Well-Being
EUROPE'S mood in the summer of '91 is one of curious uncertainty. On the one hand, the nations of Western Europe exude outward well-being.In London the streets are apurr with Rolls Royces and Jaguars. Though Burger King and Pizza Hut and McDonald's have...
Finding Real Peace
A SPORTS broadcaster in our area obviously loves the home team. He's elated when things go well for the team, dejected when things go badly. While this can make for good sportscasting, it often seems as though he's on an emotional roller coaster, his...
Firefighters Face Staggering Task in Kuwaiti Fields Officials Say That 213 Oil Fires Have Been Doused, but That 500 Continue to Rage Series: THE GULF: ONE YEAR LATER. Second of Three Articles Appearing Today
'THIS," says Joe Carpenter, who comes from Houston, "is the Superbowl of firefighting."Oilfires rage on the horizon all around him, spewing clouds of black smoke into the sky. A well burns uncontrollably, sending up billows of scorching flame just 100...
Give Me a Burger - Hold the Meat A Widening Variety of Dishes Enliven the Plant-Based Diets of Today's Vegetarians. VEGETARIAN MENUS
FORGET the bland vegetarian diets of legend. When George and Deborah Eastman sit down for dinner, there may not be meat on their table - but there is flavor, variety, and solidly satisfying meals.As a dinner guest, this reporter sampled Sunshine Burgers...
Goal of US Food Aid: Self-Sufficiency or Dependence?
FOOD is a good example of how short-term foreign policy and long-term domestic special interests combine to pervert the American foreign-aid program.The short-term foreign policy is the relief of hunger in the third world. Very few people can look at...
Imelda Marcos to Return Home and Face Trial in Manila
Imelda Marcos, the Philippines' exiled former first lady who stands accused of looting her country, says she is going home.In a move that could reshape Philippine politics, President Corazon Aquino said the once-powerful wife of the late President Ferdinand...
India's Premier Launches Radical Economic Reforms
INDIAN Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao is trying to reshape a bankrupt economy and stay in power at the same time.The political veteran became head of the predominant Congress (I) Party and of India after former Premier Rajiv Gandhi's assassination...
Kentucky Oil Engineer Takes on the Texans Series: THE GULF: ONE YEAR LATER. Third of Three Articles Appearing Today
TIM ECKLAND, a large, jovial man in a lemon yellow Lacoste shirt and loafers, sits in the lobby of his hotel and plays with his worry beads.A long way from his home in Lexington, Kentucky, which he last saw two months ago, Mr. Eckland, owner of a construction...
News Currents
EUROPE</P><P>Reports of a bloody attack on a Lithuanian border post yesterday cast a shadow over the superpower summit. Seven Lithuanian guards were killed and one seriously wounded. The Lithuanian Interior Ministry said it did not know...
Onion Time on the Road to Otavalo
THE auburn rooster crows for the last time and settles down under the seat for the two and a half-hour kamikaze bus ride north from Quito to Otavalo.This is Ecuador, perhaps South America's only nation of relatively quiet politics (emphasis on relative)....
Pakistan Chief Tackles Crime Wave Nawaz Sharif's Focus on Law Enforcement Distracts from Earlier Plan to Revamp the Economy
SPREADING lawlessness is rattling the government of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.Only a few weeks ago, Mr. Sharif, an industrialist better known for his political contacts than finesse, seemed to step into his own after a bumpy six-month initiation...
Reform the NCAA Process Why Not Appoint a Group of 'Judges' to Hear Cases?
GUILTY until proven innocent! A reign of terror! Kangaroo court! Are these descriptions of third-world tribunals? No, this is how various critics characterize the National Collegiate Athletic Association's enforcement process.Intercollegiate athletics...
Saddam Moves to Save Power Base Baathist Party Survival Based on Bureaucratic Reforms, Restoring Confidence, Critics Say Series: THE GULF: ONE YEAR LATER. First of Three Articles Appearing Today
AS Iraq's ruling Baathist Party marks its 23rd year in power, President Saddam Hussein has initiated a broad restructuring of his political organization, which has been weakened by Iraq's military defeat and the bloody Kurdish and Shiite rebellions that...
Saudis, PLO Deny Reports of Fahd Letter to Arafat
SAUDI Arabia and the Palestine Liberation Organization have denied that King Fahd sent a letter to PLO chief Yasser Arafat urging a compromise on Palestinian representation at a proposed Middle East peace conference.The report carried by Reuters was...
Signing of START Treaty Is Marred by Baltic Violence Series: MOSCOW SUMMIT. Second of Two Articles Appearing Today
UNDER the gilded ceilings of St. Vladimir's Hall in the Kremlin, the leaders of the world's two great nuclear powers yesterday put their signatures to the first agreement reducing weapons capable of reaching each other's territory.The Strategic Arms...
South Africa's 'Gatshagate' President De Klerk Faces a Tough Battle to Regain Trust Following His Government's Duplicity
SOUTH Africa's white minority government keeps trying to subvert the forces of majority nationalism. Gatshagate, the latest scandal in a series of official blunders, could even destroy President Frederik de Klerk's credibility and make the end game of...
The Balkans Regress
THE Yugoslav Army is leaving Slovenia under the EC-brokered cease-fire, and life is returning to normal there.The same cannot be said for the rest of Yugoslavia. In the Balkans some undefinable line has been crossed - something has been loosed in the...
The Colorful Markings of Clinging Beads Series: ART NOW. This Series Showcases Artists at Work. Each Essay Is Introductory and Captures Art in Motion before Labels Are Applied
IF you're like me, the last time you thought about stringing beads was years ago at summer camp. Not so with Jacqueline Lillie. She's been puzzling about it ever since a second-hand dealer called her up and offered her a hat-box full of turn-of-the-century...
To Think, to Feel, to Read
AS a teenager, I devoured the firmly realistic novels of Theodore Dreiser: "An American Tragedy," "Sister Carrie," "Jennie Gerhardt" - stories of young men and women trying to make their way in a materialistic, often corrupt, society. As I followed the...
Unique Magazines Grow despite Downturn from the Urban Hip-Hop Scene to Global Topics for Teens, Three Enterprising Publications Are Charting New Waters with Initial Success, despite Economic Risks
IT just isn't easy to open a magazine. Publishing one can be a wildly profitable business, but a start-up is a capital-intensive, risky project. The economy's depressed appetite for advertising space over the past few years hasn't eased the way for new...
US Foresees Foreign Policy Impact of Mexican Trade Pact
NORTH American free-trade pact or not, Mexico is continuing a long tradition of charting its own course in foreign affairs.The United States joined the European Community last month in lifting economic sanctions against South Africa. Mexico did not....