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 14, 1991

A House That Was Never Meant to Be Mackintosh, Scotland's Greatest Architect, Designed `House for an Art Lover' for a 1901 Competition
A UNIQUE-looking building has sprung up in a Glasgow park, its vigorous modern plainness tinged with Victorian dignity plus a hint of "Scottish Baronial." Its German name is "Haus eines Kunstfreundes;" in English, "House for an Art Lover." But no "art...
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A Personal Mountain
A 21-YEAR-OLD unmarried woman, pregnant from a casual encounter, decides, against her family's wishes, to have and keep her baby. The story is not at all that unusual, but it is certainly fraught with enough dramatic potential to make a novel.All the...
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Balance Health Coverage and Small-Business Concerns
MORE than 33 million Americans - 15 percent of the total population - are without health insurance. The other 85 percent either have employer-provided coverage, qualify for Medicare, Medicaid, or veterans medical benefits, or have privately purchased...
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Building for a Different Future Chicago Teen Credits Religion as He Plans for College, Teaching Series: BEING 16 AROUND THE WORLD. A SERIES OF PORTRAITS. Part 12 of a Series
WHEN Anthony Moultrie was 12, a friend of the same age was pushing drugs and "messed up the drug dealer's money or something like that." The dealer killed him.Around that time Anthony and his mother came home one night to their apartment in a south Chicago...
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California, US Agriculture Giant, Suffers from Drought, Disillusion
California's water woes - the most-publicized being its five years of drought - have received national attention in recent months.But the state's farmers have a growing list of irritants, including air pollution, environmental regulations, and land development...
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Chinese Party Head Visits Gorbachev and Rivals Talks to Focus on Closer Economic, Military, Political Ties, Not Ideology
CHINA'S Communist Party chief Jiang Zemin plans to meet Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev in Moscow this week to do business with the man labeled a traitor to communism in internal Chinese documents just a year ago.The historic summit illustrates how...
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Colombia's Former Rebels Fill New Roles in Society
ON a farm near this small southwestern town, former leftist guerrillas in work boots stomp out of a bunkhouse and down a muddy hillside at a cooperative agricultural project. Hundreds of miles to the north, other former rebels in suits and leather shoes...
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Courts, Conscience Put Parents on Trial
THE old public service announcement - "It's 10 p.m. Do you know where your children are?" - once served as a gentle reminder of parental responsibility. But what began as a nudge on the elbow is turning into handcuffs on the wrist as judges and lawmakers...
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Data General Makes Comeback Returning to Roots, Company Introduces Minicomputers Aimed at `Open-Systems' Market
THE minicomputer hasn't died. It has just moved into a pizza box. At least that's what Data General Corporation is banking on.A year ago, DG looked like it was collapsing along with the market for minicomputers, the powerful but costly machines that...
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From Bangladesh to Costa Rica, Demand for Aid Floods Agencies DISASTER RELIEF
PHILIPPE BOULLE laughs ironically at the suggestion that he must be working 24 hours a day."Wrong," says the New York director of the United Nations Disaster Relief Organization, "48 hours a day."Indeed, international relief officials have difficulty...
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Historic Preservation Goes Rural with National Help, Small Communities Are Mobilizing to Save America's Country Heritage
SAVE a scenic view? Preserve a pioneer prairie homestead? Rescue some threatened natural wetlands? Is this historic preservation? Yes, but not the more traditional urban approach to saving the built environment.Rural preservation, now an important program...
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In Bolivia, History's Cloud Dims a Silver Lining Residents Oppose `Second Foreign Plunder' of Largest Silver Deposit
BOLIVIANS call it simply "the Rich Hill," or in Spanish Cerro Rico. It is a statement of the obvious. The top 1,000 feet of the 16,000-foot, rust-colored mountain are crammed full of silver.Cerro Rico is the world's largest known silver deposit. Its...
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`Me Too' Democrats
EXCEPT that they lack heavyweight candidates, an agenda, and even a philosophy, the Democrats are ready for the 1992 election. Someone had better go wake up President Bush's reelection advisers.Has one of the major American political parties ever seemed...
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News Currents
UNITED STATES</P><P>Speaking at Boston University, former Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze urged graduates to "never lose sight" of the cause of humanity. Shevardnadze said the US and the Soviet Union must work together to tackle...
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Open Up Vice Presidency to Competition
SOMETHING simply must be done about the way our vice presidents are picked. No matter that Dan Quayle might really have the stuff to make a capable president. What does matter is the widespread perception that Mr. Quayle's credentials are weak and that...
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Pesticides Pose Public Relations Problem for Farmers
FARM chemicals are suspected by some people - including some farmers - as a potential public health hazard.The evidence of such a threat is debatable, but the perception that one exists poses a public relations problem for agriculture."Farmers aren't...
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Pioneering Architect's Buildings Are Threatened
CHARLES RENNIE MACKINTOSH (1868-1928) has a place firmly fixed in the history of architecture. He was a pioneer of modernism with a considered respect for the past, and an international innovator with an appreciation of the native and the provincial....
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Prayer and Gratitude
RECENTLY on the front page of my local newspaper there was a picture of a soldier lying on top of his tank reading the Bible. He was waiting for a repair crew to come and fix the tank. The picture said a lot about reliance on God during times of strife.Perhaps...
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Renewed Township Violence Strains Ties between ANC and S. African Government
SOUTH Africa's government said it would consider reimposing a state of emergency, and black leaders postponed crisis talks following a weekend of violence in which blacks killed blacks and whites fought whites.People felt frustrated and helpless across...
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Resume Normal Relations with Vietnam It's in the US Diplomatic and Trade Interest to Help Hanoi Back into the Global Economy and Thereby Reward Reforms
VIETNAM is once again making headlines in the United States. For 16 years, since the Vietnam war ended, the US has refused to deal with Vietnam on either a diplomatic or economic level. The only contact between the countries since that time has been...
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Scenic Byways on the Road to Recognition
A SCENIC byway, by definition, provides scenic vistas from the road to travelers willing to forego high-speed highways for leisurely motoring through pleasant, natural scenery. These byways vary widely, but all have significant aesthetic, cultural, historical,...
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Soviets Destroy Last Intermediate-Range Nuclear Missiles
A SMALL moment in history was recorded Sunday afternoon, out on these windswept flatlands of the vast Russian steppe. In a burst of orange explosive fire, the last Soviet intermediate-range nuclear missile in existence was destroyed.With a team of United...
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The Big Apple's Fiscal Squeeze
NEW YORK CITY remains the dominant financial and cultural capital of the United States - one of the few frost-belt urban centers to actually add population during the 1980s. Yet New York, as Mayor David Dinkins is telling anyone who will listen, must...
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The Human Dimension of Peace an Ability to Empathize, to Respect Each Other, Could Be the Biggest Mideast Breakthrough
`WE locked the front door of our home just before lunchtime. We carried only suitcases and clothes, and we had a case with our jewelry and the registry deeds to our lands.... We thought we were going for a month or so, until the fighting died down."The...
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The Tomato of His Dreams
`ICE" Marvin liked to eat tomatoes - by the bagful. He also liked skateboarding, bowling, video games like "Space Invaders," scary movies, junk food, motorcycles, and ... girls.But mostly, like his best friend, Charles "Chow" (short for Champion of the...
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THE WORLD FROM... Washington Uncle Sam's Effort to Lead the World out of Economic Doldrums Is Stymied by Failure to Crank Up Own Economy
WHILE the United States assumed undisputed military command during the Gulf war, events in recent weeks have proved that Washington lacks key support to lead on the global economic front.The Bush administration's war euphoria has quickly given way to...
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Tougher Warning Labels on Beer Ads, Containers Sought
A MASSACHUSETTS lawmaker is pushing legislation to curb what she calls irresponsible advertising of alcoholic beverages.The legislation, filed recently by state Rep. Suzanne Bump, would require warning labels on all alcoholic beverage advertisements,...
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US Drug War Picks Up in Central America as Cocaine Traffickers Carve New Routes Via Guatemala, Security Net Is Cast Wider
WITH the success of drug-interdiction efforts in the Caribbean, the battle lines in the drug war are being extended further south, along the "Western pipeline."Colombia's cocaine traffickers are redirecting half or more of their illicit cargo north to...
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US Farmers Find More Barriers to Agriculture as Environmental Regulations on Growers Increase, Many Have Begun to Rethink Their Futures in Farming
BIT by imperceptible bit, the United States is raising the barriers to farming.It takes more money, more land, and more machinery to become a full-time farmer today than it did a generation ago. Bigger environmental challenges - and more-complex regulations...
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