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 July 21, 1992

Australia's Youths Hanker for Jobs High Jobless Rate Hurts Prime Minister in Polls, Opposition Parties Move in with Remedies
MARCELLA BELCASTRO of Baulkham Hills, a Sydney suburb, has been looking for full-time employment for the past eight months."At the moment I've given up," says the discouraged 18-year-old, who had hoped to become a secretary.Ms. Belcastro is not alone....
A Warden's Respect Unlocks a Prison Dennis Luther's Exceptional Leadership Helps Disarm Fear and Aggression
FACED with mounting numbers of felons and drug dealers coming into his prison, Dennis Luther is utterly predictable.After some 13 years as a prison warden, with three here at FCI (Federal Correctional Institution) McKean, force is out of the question,...
Behind Perot's Instant Exit
SO Ross Perot is gone - suddenly, unexpectedly. He had brought to his side millions of voters who saw in him their hopes for better government. He has left them stunned, mournful, angry.I have to admit it: Ross Perot intrigued me. A private citizen was...
Bill Clinton's Inclusive Governing Style Lauded
DEREK STRAW, Ricky Mosley, and Louis Perry founded an auto detailing business last February by pooling their paychecks. The black entrepreneurs say their company has never dipped into the red and is growing quickly.Another thing the partners agree on:...
God's Way
MY small engineering firm had received a contract to improve a component for a communications system. During the initial work I found a number of ways to demonstrate mathematically the severe limitations of the product. The other engineer working with...
Government's Role in Energy Efficiency
In the Opinion page article "Government-Imposed Energy Efficiency - a Bad Idea," June 30, the author ignored a wealth of data in two assertions he made. First, he asserts that corporations and individuals will make profitable investments in energy efficiency...
Governor Gets High Marks for Public Education Reforms
TO gauge how much Gov. Bill Clinton has been able to excite Arkansans about education, visit Hot Springs.This outdoor-recreation center and tourist haven raised cash and services worth $2.4 million for the planned Arkansas School for Mathematics and...
Image-Consultant Industry Comes of Age
WHEN Democratic strategists learned that Hillary Clinton was lagging in the polls because she sometimes appeared to be high-powered and ambitious, consultants quietly began to soften her image. They replaced bright-colored clothes with pastels and muted...
Israeli Firebrand Angers Ultra-Orthodox Shulamit Aloni Wants Rabbis out of Secular Schools; the Rabbis Want Her out of Power
SHULAMIT ALONI, a grandmother with bright, golden curls and a penchant for heavy jewelry, does not look like the kind of woman to spark a political crisis.But with ultra-orthodox religious leaders heaping curses on her head, her appointment as Education...
Killing of Mafia Investigator Wrenches Italy
A BOMB attack in Sicily robbed Italy of its second leading anti-Mafia investigator in two months, prompting fears that an increasingly violent mob is extending its grip.Magistrate Paolo Borsellino was killed by a car bomb as he left an apartment building...
Master Builders in a Race with the Tide
THE crews stop at the top of the path. They've been here before, maybe a hundred times. But this morning they stop and stare down at the beach."Perfect conditions," says Wizard.The others, Teresa, Isabelle, and Digger, agree.The sand looks like a white-gold...
`Mole in the DNC' - a Bestseller?
WHAT are popular espionage novelists like John le Carre or Len Deighton to write about, now that all the spies are in from the cold? Maybe they should turn to politics. For it appears that some of the cloak-and-dagger types have gone to work for candidates.Can...
Moving from `I' to `We'
THE program "Teach for America," initiated by a Princeton student, just celebrated its second anniversary. Among the original recruits who signed up to teach in the inner cities, about half are renewing their commitment, although most of these graduates...
Police Crackdowns Underscore Slow Reform in Kenya
AFTER years of authoritarian rule in Kenya, the first competitive presidential campaign is faltering amid public dismay and violence.Stung by Western aid cutoffs, the government reluctantly legalized opposition parties last December and is bound by the...
Rabin's Visit to Egypt Boosts Peace Process Cairo Officials Say They Can `Clarify' Dialogue between Israeli Officials, Arab Governments
IN Cairo, where the leaders of Egypt and Israel will meet today for the first time in almost six years, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's election has given new momentum to behind-the-scenes coordination of the ongoing Middle East peace talks.Mr....
Red Tides on the Rise Worldwide Scientists around the Globe Are Studying the Baffling Increase in Harmful Algal Blooms
DONALD ANDERSON opens a refrigerator and points to a flask filled with water and tiny rust-colored algae. "This one contains red-tide cells from Sweden," says the senior scientist in the Department of Biology at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution,...
Refining Ethics for Corporate Sleuths Recent Cases Draw Attention to Intelligence Gathering in the Business Community
IN the fast-changing computer industry, it is common for people to jump from one company to another. Such moves are taken for granted, but many companies worry that in the process trade secrets will also jump to competitors.In one closely watched case,...
Reflections after the Revolution
VACLAV HAVEL sounded a consistent and clear moral tone throughout Eastern Europe's transition from communist rule to a democratic, free-market system.This call to "live within the truth" runs from his earliest dissident essays and prison writings on...
Slovakia Declares Its - Identity?
LAST Friday, to much fanfare, the Slovak Parliament passed a resolution declaring that the "1,000-year-long effort of the Slovak nation for self-determination is fulfilled." But the declaration of "sovereignty," Slovaks assured both their Czech neighbors...
State Struggles Prepped Clinton for National Bid Democrat Standard-Bearer Walked Tightrope between Business Growth and Preservation of Environment
CHEERING crowds greet Bill Clinton at each stop on his Rust Belt bus tour, attaching faces and voices to the 20 percent statistical advantage the Democratic candidate currently enjoys over President Bush.But Governor Clinton knows that the post-convention...
Straddling the Environment/Industry Fence
THE rugged hills of western Arkansas, home to the state's powerful timber industry, are an environmental battleground where experience has taught Bill Clinton to tread carefully. In the governor's first term, "corporate criminals" was the label some...
The Arms-Control Challenge: How to Disarm Quickly Enough
WITH arms deal following arms deal at breakneck speed in recent months, American and Russian weapons scientists are facing a problem they never thought they would have: how to throw away tens of thousands of nuclear weapons.Where once-secret labs on...
The Military's Gentle `Ax' Servicemen and Women Are Given Very Favorable Terms to Leave
NO science writer could today get space offering the thesis that the world is flat, and no sportswriter could command attention with a piece on the speed and finesse of heavyweight George Foreman.Yet, those writing about the drawdown in United States...
Ukraine Reformer Denounces Cabinet's Resistance to Change Economists Worry Ukraine's Market Reform Program May Flounder without Its Author
THE firing of Ukraine's top economic reformer last week raised new doubts about the leadership's intentions to move toward a free market.Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk claimed the deputy prime minister in charge of economic reform, Vlodymyr Lanovy,...
Ukraine Weighs Its Olympic Status
TWENTY years ago it took Valery Borzov just over 10 seconds to earn the title of "the world's fastest man" at the Olympic Games in Munich. He was an instant hero to millions in the Soviet Union.Back then the Olympics was another arena for the cold war,...
Use of Child Labor Increases Worldwide
IT is one of the grimmer ironies of the age that even as global employment rates for adults are declining, the incidence of child labor - often forced, frequently debilitating - is on the increase.As many as a quarter of all children between ages 10...
Why So Many University Presidents Burn Out
`WHY are so many of your colleagues leaving the university presidency?" It is a question I have been asked before, but this was a reporter, curious about a recent flurry of high profile resignations. What he did not know was that the question was not,...