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 30, 1991

A Building Created with Ballet in Mind Few Dance Companies in the United States Can Boast a Custom-Made Facility Such as Boston Ballet's, One That Signals the Company's Rising National Stature
WITH the defiant confidence of a dancer leaping from the wings onto stage, the Boston Ballet is bidding for entrance into the cultural big leagues with an brand-new building that is of architectural and dance-world significance.The five-story facility...
A Self-Divided Writer Sensitive Biography Portrays 'The Jewel in the Crown' Craftsman
FAME and fortune came posthumously to Paul Scott, author of the monumental four-novel sequence known as "The Raj Quartet." Five years after his death in 1978, Scott's meticulously researched, boldly conceived saga about the failure of British rule in...
Balancing Oil and Ecology in Arctic Alaska
AT the top of the United States, 250 miles above the Arctic Circle, geologist David Hite kneels down in the tundra to crunch up and sniff a piece of soft, dark brown rock. "You've got everything here that you'd want to tell you there's oil accumulation,"...
Canada Hit by Overvalued Dollar Some Economists Say Inflation Is Licked and Central Bank Should Lower Interest Rates, Dollar
THE Bank of Canada's high interest rate policy has kept the Canadian dollar overvalued, economists charge. This, they add, is hurting Canadian manufacturing and making the Canadian recession worse than the downturn in the United States."It is overvalued...
Could This Be Deliverance?
MY husband and I had just pulled onto the highway when we spotted a turtle. The turtle had crossed the road, but was struggling to get over the cement barrier at the edge. We stopped, and my husband quickly lifted the turtle to safety. While the turtle...
Fraud on a Global Scale
IF the global banking scandal involving the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) results in tougher and better coordinated oversight of international finance, perhaps the lesson will be worth the price.Although the general nature and scope...
Golan Compromise: Lease Land for Peace
IN announcing his acceptance of President Bush's compromise proposal to convene a Middle East conference, President Hafez Assad of Syria reaffirmed his country's position that notwithstanding the limited role of the United Nations, the peace negotiation...
How to Defend the Panama Canal
TAKING the Panama Canal for granted, Latin leaders used their summit meetings in Guadalajara and San Salvador as platforms to promote economic integration. But when a demilitarized Panama assumes control of the canal in 1999, who will secure this regional...
Huge Environment Project Aims to Save Florida's Everglades
FEDERAL and state authorities have agreed to an enormous experiment with nature to save Florida's deteriorating Everglades, but success is by no means assured.Funding for the half-billion-dollar rescue is uncertain, farmers are trying to block it in...
Inupiat Eskimos, Gwich'in Indians Disagree about Oil
THE search for new oil reserves in Alaska involves competing interests among native Americans: subsistence hunting and a traditional way of life that has been tied to the land for thousands of years vs. a source of income that can make living in a harsh...
Learning to Love Math A New Program Gives Kids Confidence and a New Way to Look at Math
MY five-year-old son came home from school this year seeing things. Thanks to one of the most exciting and innovative math programs in the country, he was seeing patterns, shapes, sequences, geometric figures, and order, where I at first saw none.The...
Legislative Districts and Race
GERRYMANDERING is bad; 'Jessemandering' is good. Confusing?Gerrymandering - named for a 19th-century Massachusetts governor, Elbridge Gerry - is the practice of drawing legislative district lines in meandering ways so as to maximize one party's vote-getting...
Mel Brooks's Career Takes New Turn with 'Life Stinks'
YOU watch the new Mel Brooks movie, "Life Stinks," the way a dog watches a snake - alert and suspicious, waiting for the wrong move that will prove it's as nasty as you suspect.How else could you watch a comedy about homelessness and poverty, full of...
News Currents
EUROPE</P><P>US and Soviet negotiators in Geneva yesterday put their marks of approval on a treaty cutting strategic nuclear arms, sealing nine years of work, before sending the pact to Moscow for signing by their presidents at the summit.......
Pontiac's New Cars Aim to Wean Buyers from Imports
WILLIAM HEUGH is worried.Although pleased by a string of rave reviews of the new Pontiac Bonneville sedan, the marketing manager for the car remarks: "It's still hard to convince people GM (General Motors Corporation) can build a quality car."Making...
Poor Take Micro-Steps off Welfare Microenterprise Development Encourages Self-Sufficiency Via Loans for Small Businesses
WHEN Catalina Barajas's husband left her to raise the last three of seven children alone, she was forced onto welfare and into public housing. But to make ends meet, she knew she was going to have to find another means of income.Going out and starting...
Scaling Mental, Physical Peaks First US Woman to Conquer World's Highest Mountain Says Climbing Re-Energizes Her Life
TO climber Stacy Allison, mountains are metaphors. Like challenges in life, they present new heights to be scaled. They push her to set goals, work hard, overcome obstacles, and adjust to new environments - one step at a time.In 1988, Ms. Allison became...
Someone Democrats Are Overlooking
LET me be the first (and, perhaps, only) observer of the political scene to suggest that if the Democrats want a potential presidential winner, they should take another look at a fellow who took them there before: Jimmy Carter.I have no idea whether...
Soviet Jews Bring Few Ties to Jewish Traditions New Arrivals Seen as Altering Political, Cultural Climate of Israel Series: THE NEW ISRAELIS: Soviet Jewish Immigrants. Part 4 of a 5-Part Series. Part 1, 2, and 3 Appeared July 25, 26, and 29; Part 5 Will Appear Aug. 1
WHEN Yuri Pines was a schoolboy in the Soviet Union, his classmates used to ask him whether it was true that as a Jew he was not meant to eat pork.He rebuked them for believing anti-Semitic propaganda, he recalls today with a smile. "I knew no more about...
Soviets and US in Accord on Middle East Issues Bush and Gorbachev to Use Summit to Move Peace Process Forward
SINCE the days of Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser, the Middle East has been a key arena for superpower conflict. But when Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and United States President Bush sit down today in Moscow for summit talks, they will find...
Soviet Threat Has Diminished but Not Ended US Unease over Moscow's Nuclear Arms Turns on Political Strife, Potential for Rogue Launch. US-SOVIET SUMMIT
THE Soviet Union has thousands of continent-crossing missiles armed with nuclear warheads ready to launch at the United States - more strategic firepower than ever.But the Soviet threat that President Bush is discussing in most detail here does not concern...
Summits Shift from Balancing Terror to Managing Detente Today's Bush-Gorbachev Summit Is Set Squarely in a Post-Cold-War Mood. Previous Summits Have Often Been Grim Reflections of More Strained Relations between Superpowers
THE rhythm of summitry between US and Soviet leaders provides a remarkably accurate reflection of the shifting moods of relations between the two nuclear-armed superpowers.When tensions rose, summits were few and far between. The high-level get-togethers...
The First Instant Summit Was Long on Logistics, Short on Agreements
AT 7 o'clock on a warm June evening in 1967 a young White House aide received an unexpected call.A senior advisor to President Lyndon Johnson, the caller issued brisk instructions to travel to the tiny New Jersey college town of Glassboro to advance...
The Judge Who Judged His Sister
THEY are siblings, only a year apart in age but light years apart in status and accomplishment. He is rich; she is poor. He earned an Ivy League law degree; she never went beyond high school. He often travels in chauffeur-driven limousines; she looks...
THE WORLD FROM... Pretoria Unrepentant South African Foreign Minister Learns Timely Lesson in What Democratic Accountability Means
GOVERNMENT officials - back in the chillier climes of this lofty administrative capital after the annual move from the legislative capital in Cape Town - are slightly less sure-footed as they await President Frederik de Klerk's response today to the...
Where Nothing Was and Something Happened
YOU wondered how he had mastered such antediluvian nonconformity, taking a chance with five kids and a wife in the wilderness. There were no "how to" books around the hand-built lodge - not even stashed away on a shelf from the old days.I was there after...