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 November 23, 1992

Artistry in Fabric Design: Brunschwig & Fils
THE Brunschwig & Fils designer's showroom here is a Fort Knox of fabrics. Walls in each of the 11 rooms are lined with columns of tapestry, chintz, silk, linen, cotton, velvets, damasks, wovens, and brocades. There are colorful vignettes with sofas,...
Baby Boomers Take the Helm
WITH the election of a baby boomer president, American politics and culture begins a transformation likely to be as dramatic and profound as the era of innovation triggered by the election of John Kennedy in 1960. As the postwar era belonged to the generation...
Bob Dole Steps into New Role: Top Republican
ONCE elevated by the voters to the role of his party's top elected official, Senate Minority Leader Robert Dole (R) of Kansas, quickly found his voice and a new purpose in politics after a long season as the chief backup man for occupants of the White...
Brother Malcolm
AN extraordinary African-American leader who during his short life spoke to a tiny minority of mostly urban Northern blacks has today become a symbol for vast numbers.What Malcolm X symbolizes is still fairly vague and complicated - though it is safe...
Cambodia's Future
TO no one's surprise, the Khmer Rouge has proved an obstacle to implementing the United Nations peace plan for Cambodia. The radical Marxist group, best known for its murderous administration of the country in the late 1970s, has stubbornly refused to...
Castle Blaze Sparks Debate over Restoration Cost-Cutting Measures Hindered On-Site Firefighting Capabilites
PLANS are already being laid by royal advisers to restore Windsor Castle, near London, following a fire that engulfed a large part of the building Friday, destroying famous works of art and other treasures.But as damage assessors and workmen entered...
Events
EUROPE DEVALUES TWO CURRENCIES</P><P>The European Community agreed to devalue the Spanish peseta and the Portuguese escudo by 6 percent yesterday to try to halt the battering of its system of semifixed exchange rates by currency traders...
Fewer Committees, Other Reforms Urged for Congress
THE real reason Washington has not gotten much done in recent years is government gridlock: The Republican president and the Democratic Congress could not work together.Now that the Democrats have captured the White House, this line of reasoning goes,...
Finding the Learning amid the Commerce
FEW industry-university partnerships are prompting questions of conflict of interest - including the commitment of the university to its core mission to educate.University commercial ventures put strains on faculty members' loyalty to their institutions...
`Fortress Switzerland' Takes Stock of Europe in the Face of Barreling European Trucks, Swiss Preserve National Identity - a Letter from Villars
CATS in rural Switzerland are often seen sitting tensely in open fields waiting to pounce on mice. Not even the passing trains - often rushing by within yards of the cats - can shake the feline concentration.Eight days of traveling by foot, and on amazingly...
French Socialists Face Furious Farmers over Trade Issue
AN angry and perplexed France found itself isolated over the weekend in its opposition to the agreement on agricultural subsidies, uncertain whether it should support its farmers in their hour of need or choose European solidarity at the risk of sparking...
Give Socks, and Bill, a Break
ANYONE who has a cat knows cats don't take well to invasions of privacy. Cats don't appreciate the attentions of strangers, especially multiple strangers. They want their space.Apparently the photographers who lured Chelsea Clinton's cat, Socks, outside...
Homeless Applaud Miami Judge's Ruling
IN the past, police have rousted the homeless from public property, trying to keep them from sullying the city's image of palm trees, beaches, subtropical warmth and a colorful multiethnic mix.But now a federal judge says the city must provide two "safe...
Italy Restructures Economy, but Confidence Is Still Scarce
THE Italian government, which has been pushing through economic reforms this fall, is beginning to reap appreciation for its efforts.In a letter to the government last week, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) gave a vote of confidence to Prime Minister...
Japanese Political Scandal Reveals Role of Gangsters
THE shadowy, often violent world of Japan's ultra-rightist groups comes under the spotlight this week, the latest drama in a political scandal shaking up the nation's leadership.Former Prime Minister Noboru Takeshita, forced by opposition parties to...
Latvia's Free, but Her Press Isn't
THE honeymoon is over for freedom of the press in Latvia. Having closed Pilsonis (The Citizen), a sometimes stridently antigovernment newspaper, on Oct. 19, Prime Minister Ivars Godmanis's administration is now looking for ways to clamp down on the circulation...
Museums Move out to the Suburbs Via Satellite Shops
NOT many weeks after a women's specialty shop went out of business in Boston's upscale Copley Place mall, its elegant quarters underwent a transformation. Instead of designer dresses, a Paul Revere silver tea service now gleams in the window. Nearby,...
Natural Gas Prospects Growing
CONCERN over global warming has stimulated consumption of United States natural gas resources. And the US has plenty of gas in the ground to meet the demand.Experts attending a conference on the role of natural gas in environmental policy last week at...
Newspaper Strike in Pittsburgh Seen Coming to an End but Financial Complications May Mean Only One of Two Area Newspapers Returns
PITTSBURGH is likely to get one of its two daily newspapers back on the street, possibly within the next two months.The tentative settlement of a six-month strike by union drivers has the local Post-Gazette gearing up to start publishing again. "We have...
One German Painter's Many Faces
ALTHOUGH little known in the United States, Lovis Corinth (1858-1925) was one of the best-known German painters of his generation. He was a contemporary with the French Impressionists, and art historians called him a German Impressionist. He retained...
Rural Poor Get Poorer, Says Development Fund
THIRTY years after rich nations and international lending institutions began investing billions to help alleviate poverty in the developing world, the plight of the rural poor who live there is worse than ever.The well-intentioned donors missed a crucial...
Security Council Expected to Maintain Iraq Sanctions UNITED NATIONS: WEAPONS COMPLIANCE
IRAQI Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz will plead his nation's case today for lifting United Nations economic sanctions.In an all-day open meeting of the UN Security Council, which imposed the sanctions in August 1990, Mr. Aziz is expected to argue that...
Senate Runoff Tuesday in Georgia Is Historic
THREE weeks after his biggest triumph, President-elect Bill Clinton's political prestige once again is on the line in a historic runoff for the United States Senate in Georgia.Sen. Wyche Fowler, the Democratic incumbent, fell just a few votes short of...
Tableware & Textiles for the Discerning Eye on a Dream Shopping Spree in London, an Arts Writer Assembles an Elegant Table Setting
SO what's wrong with imagining? You wake up one bright morning rich enough to buy a brand new set of dining-room tableware, top-of-the-range, the best. You fly to London.Your taste is immaculate. You shun the merely opulent-looking. Conspicuous display...
The Bible Today
CAN anything replace the Bible's unparalleled message of hope, healing, and regeneration? In contemporary society, many material and psychological theories of healing have been tried. Yet, for genuine reformation, progress, and healing, the inspired...
The Bloom Is off Japan's Big Banks Large Banks Are Pooling Resources to Try to Sell Distressed Real Estate and Improve Their Balance Sheets
JUST three years ago, Japan's big banks were lenders to the world, flush with money from speculative markets in stocks and land.But after nearly a 50 percent price drop in those markets, the banks are being hung out to dry for their excesses. Officials...
Turkey Takes Initiative on Iraqi Kurds Regional Approach Breaks Dependence on West, Aligns Policy with Popular Opinion
TURKEY is increasingly asserting its own interests in its policy toward Iraq because of a growing concern over the October declaration of a federal state in Iraqi Kurdistan.Pundits and politicians here have long criticized the government in Ankara for...
TV Dinosaur Lessons Dispel Old Myths
FOR a great part of the American public, the name "dinosaurs" still means "terrible lizards." Those who labor under such delusions are being set straight in a four-part documentary series on television's Public Broadcasting Service, "The Dinosaurs!"...
Universities Pin Hopes on Partners
AS growth in federal and state funding for higher education flattens, United States universities are looking at new strategies to attract scarce resources. Many hope to find them under the banner of "national competitiveness," by defining themselves...
Use of Bicycles Zips Ahead around Globe, Report Finds
WHETHER it's for carrying baskets full of grain from field to village or just for getting to a commuter bus stop, the bicycle has sharply increased as the leading means of personal transportation worldwide in the past 20 years, a new Worldwatch Institute...
US-European Accord May Jump-Start GATT Talks Hard-Won Agreement on Agriculture Subsidies Isolates France, Boosts Multilateral Trade Talks., PIERRE VERDY/AFP
TRADE watchers hope last week's resolution of the United States-European farm subsidy dispute that headed off an impending trade war also paved the way for resolution of a broad global trade agreement.Under threat of a heavy US tariff on $300 million...