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 December 31, 1991

1991: Review, Adieu
TO call 1991 a "news rich" year is an understatement. History-making change has taken place at every level. Yet unlike 1989 or 1990 - with their singularly bold tones heralding the liberation of Eastern Europe and the reunification of Germany - the tone...
America's Troubled Legacy in the Philippines as US Bases Are Closed, Amerasian Children Struggle with Sense of Identity, Rejection
MARILYN LOZADA is one of the better-known club owners near the giant Subic Bay Naval Station and proud of it. "This is a good business for me. I'm helping girls with no education," she says from behind the dimly lit bar. "I have no regrets ... I would...
Art Prizes: Outdated Idea or Useful Tool? Awards Can Generate Publicity, but Artists Often Find They Do Not Change Things Much
'GENTLEMEN: I do not wish to accept the prize your guest jury has honored me with.... I believe the awards system in our day is archaic...."So began a letter to the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh written 30 years ago by David Smith, who was awarded...
Bonn Boosts New Commonwealth Concerned about Migration and Loans, Germany Aims to Stabilize Economies to the East
BONN is watching events in the new Commonwealth of Independent States with more scrutiny than perhaps any other West European capital.There are still 233,000 Soviet Army troops on German soil. Because Germany loaned the most to the former Soviet Union,...
Canada's Airlines Fight for Traffic Air Canada Is Opposed to a Possible Deal between Canadian Airlines and American Airlines
AIR Canada is offering business travelers to Europe a limousine service with pickup and delivery at both ends. It's a welcome perk for the tired passenger facing London traffic after an overnight flight.Canadian Airlines, the country's other major carrier,...
Commercial Banking Is off and Running in the Free-Wheeling World of Finance in the Former Soviet Union, the Rapid Growth of New Commercial Banks Signals Moves toward a Market Economy, but Also Challenges Fledgling Legal Institutions. Many Banks Lend Money without Supervision and under a Cloud of Rumors about the Origin of Funds and the Legality of Dealings
A JAZZ band plays softly; men in black ties and ladies in long evening dresses swirl around tables laden with smoked sturgeon and champagne. Russian Vice President Alexander Rutskoi and other celebrities are on hand. Mercedes Benzes and BMWs fill every...
Cuomo Veers from the Race - for Now
THEORIES about why Mario Cuomo stepped out of the presidential race, and what effect his departure will have, are many and varied.One says that the Republicans benefited because the authentic Democratic presidential contenders were kept in the shadows...
Defusing Arms Is Touchy Task for Nuclear Powers US Will Lend Expertise, Spend $400 Million Helping Former USSR Dismantle Its Arsenal
FOR decades the superpower nuclear arms race has sped on, with smaller, cleverer, more accurate weapon designs following one after the other.But now that disposal of thousands of Soviet warheads has become a top American concern, scientists face an unexpected...
Fast-Food Repentance?
IN a fast-food world, with entertainment virtually on demand, there doesn't seem to be much time for profound changes of heart. Repentance, though not necessarily what we need to repent of, can almost seem like a thing of the past.Still, in a world more...
Fed's Big Move to Boost Economy Risks More Inflation
THE Federal Reserve, along with the rest of the Beltway Gang, has panicked. By cutting the discount rate by a full point to 3.5 percent Dec. 20, central bank officials gave a powerful signal that they are planning aggressive action to boost the economy...
Foreign Aid Serves US Interests - Keep It Flowing
THERE's a new mood in America. Or, more accurately, a long discredited delusion arisen from the graveyard of bad ideas. In the wake of our triumph in the cold war, Americans are being told we can no longer afford a leading role abroad but must concentrate...
Hollywood Studios on Tenterhooks Hoping for Blockbuster Film Hits
HOLLYWOOD film companies have more than one good reason to celebrate the holiday season. Not only have several high-budget films performed well at the box office, but optimism runs high that others will find favor with the public."The entire industry...
IMF Extends Aid to Former Soviet Republics
THE International Monetary Fund is helping the republics of the former Soviet Union set themselves up financially as separate nations.IMF staff is providing extensive policy advice and technical assistance in setting up central banks, a commercial banking...
Is Iran Building a Bomb? for the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty to Work, International Officials Must Be Able to Inspect Signatory Nations on Short Notice
WILL the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which failed to expose Saddam Hussein's covert nuclear-weapons program, do any better in ferreting out Iran's?According to White House officials quoted earlier this month, the United States government...
Japan's Leaders in Weak Position to Make Key Concessions to US
WHEN President Bush and Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa meet in early January, they will find at least one thing in common: Both men are skilled diplomats whose current popularity ratings at home are low.For Mr. Bush, who visits Japan Jan. 7-10,...
Latest Answer to Gangs Draws Fire A Legal Fracas over Access to City Parks Raises Questions about How Far the Law Should Extend in Trying to Stem Record-High Gang Violence in Southern California
LAS Palmas park in this valley community north of downtown Los Angeles looks like any other urban recreation area: picnic tables, basketball courts, tire swings, a softball field with lights.But after a rash of gang violence this summer, the chatter...
Louisiana's Edwards Criticized for His Environment Choice
LESS than two months after his landslide victory over former David Duke, Louisiana Gov.-elect Edwin W. Edwards has alienated a part of the coalition that brought him victory. In selecting Kai Midboe to be secretary of the state's Department of Environmental...
Marketing for the Politically Correct
'DO you have any politically correct greeting cards?" asked the shopper in blue jeans.No, but Politically Correct Clothing, a small store with raucous windows tucked away three blocks from the White House, has almost everything else.Politically Correct...
Monkeying around with a Brush A Toddler's Trip to the Zoo Launched a Painting Career
LIKE the best of us, monkeys have trouble sitting still. They do things without asking permission, and they always have fun. Even when you see monkeys in paintings or in photographs, they have a lot of energy. You can almost see them squirm.Sixteen-year-old...
News Currents
MIDDLE EAST AND GULF</P><P>A car bomb devastated streets and shops teeming with New Year shoppers in west Beirut yesterday, killing 15 people and injuring about 100 in the worst bombing since civil war ended more than a year ago. The area...
Regulation Questions Divide White House
REGULATION of American life is on an upsurge after roughly a ten-year pause that spanned the Carter and Reagan administrations.The Clean Air Act alone, passed in 1990, is now being translated from law into 55 federal regulations that may cost the economy...
Some American Aid Is Reaching Somalia
I am pleased to see coverage of the tragic situation in Somalia in the article "Somali Civil War Takes Stiff Toll on Civilians," Dec. 16. I am dismayed, however, to discover that no mention was made of the relief efforts of the Los Angeles-based International...
Speaking in Plane English
YOU are seated on a Florida-bound airplane, reading a magazine at 35,000 feet. Suddenly the plane encounters turbulence, and the flight attendant makes a hasty announcement: "Ladies and gentlemen, the captain has illuminated the seat-belt sign."Illuminated?...
Steps toward a Better Year in 1992 THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
THIS is the time of year when nations, no less than individuals, should take stock of accomplishments and failures and set their sights to the future. What most troubles Americans today is the sorry state of the United States economy. In an increasingly...
Teen Offenders Face Jury of Peers in Indiana and Other States, Teen Courts Provide an Alternative to Regular Juvenile Trials
IN a makeshift courtroom, a 15-year-old boy tells a jury what happened when he and an accomplice were caught trying to steal a pack of cigarettes from a food store.A teenaged defense attorney prompts him as he tells that his parents were "very upset."...
Texans Concerned over Free Trade with Mexico Some Jobs May Move South, but Experts See Benefits
TEXANS are following with particular interest the progress toward a North America free trade agreement because their state would experience much of the impact of adding Mexico to the existing United States-Canada arrangement. Two-thirds of US exports...
The Case for Gentler Juvenile Justice
ONE of the sustaining principles of the American psyche is that one individual can make a difference.Consumer-activist Ralph Nader single-handedly changed the way the nation conducted its business. Sen. Eugene McCarthy empowered grass-roots politics...
THE WORLD FROM.Washington the End of the Cold War and the Fall of the Soviet Union Are Forcing the Vast Foreign-Policy Machine to Retool
WATCHING the spread of freedom may be inspiring. And lots of people think there are riches to be made in the former Soviet Union. But Washington is waking up to the fact that the New World Order is not without its hazards.The end of the cold war means...
Tokyo's Tiger Mask Man Yoshiro Harada Dares to Deliver Papers in Costume - to the Delight of Many Japanese
AS the late-afternoon shadows of skyscrapers lengthen in Tokyo's Shinjuku ward, "salarymen" get out of work and head for a little shopping or an evening of entertainment.But amid this monochrome flow of dark suits and predictable behavior is one man...
Two Years after Collapse of Communism, East Europeans Still Struggle with Poverty PERSPECTIVES ON EASTERN EUROPE
EARLY in 1992, Czechoslovakia will be able to market its shoes more freely in the West. Poland will be able to do the same with its sausage, and Hungary with its wines.For these countries, associate membership in the European Community is a small but...