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, 1992

A United Nations Peace Force or Police Force?
Regarding the Opinion page article "The Limitations of a UN `Army'," July 23: While the author's distinction between a peace force, assembled to effectuate compliance with international law, and a force arrayed to secure military victory is valid, nonetheless...
Boston Begins the `Big Dig'
THE steam-belching dinosaurs lumber over a primeval landscape of mud and dirt. These massive bulldozers, steam shovels, and trucks have transformed a pier-side parking lot beyond recognition: Where once hundreds of cars were parked, today there are towering...
Bush Campaign Program Lacks A Growth Agenda
SIGN of the times: President Bush now starts his official day at 8 a.m. with a "domestic update" in the Oval Office. His traditional national-security and intelligence briefings, which center on foreign affairs, must wait.The domestic scene has not yet...
Chrysler Introduces Sleek Sedans Automaker Hopes Design Will Revitalize Moribund Passenger Car Lineup and Ease Bottom Line
THE success - or failure - of Chrysler Corporation's new midsized sedans depends on whether the carmaker can win over a skeptical baby-boom generation that has largely written off the domestic auto industry.How the L/H sedans fair will likely also determine...
City Parks in US Need Green: Money, That Is Recession Affects Maintenance, Programs
FOR many city dwellers, the trees, grass, and flowers of public parks offer a summer respite as satisfying as a lovely concert. Many who swim, picnic, and read in city parks - or walk, run, and bike through them - say these cool oases of green amid so...
Computer Books Turn Reading into Audiovisual Event
IN the multimedia section of the Learningsmith store here people are looking at a book without pages.Part of bestselling author Michael Crichton's novel "Jurassic Park" is displayed on a computer screen as customers make text slide up and down, bookmarks...
`Economic Miracle' Has Yet to Reach Mexico's Poorest despite Country's Robust Economic Growth, Gap between Haves and Have-Nots Widens
MEXICAN President Carlos Salinas de Gortari has just returned from a trip to Europe, where he was lavished with kudos as the architect of Mexico's "economic miracle."Four consecutive years of healthy economic growth, all-but-tamed inflation, a free-trade...
`Free Radio' for China
AT a hearing in Washington last week, former ambassador to the United Nations Jeane Kirkpatrick made a moving plea for the United States government to increase radio broadcasting to China and other communist countries in Asia.There was no question, she...
Israel's Unsettling Settlement Policy Compromise Leaves Palestinians, Left- and Right-Wing Israelis Disappointed by New Curbs
NOW that the huzzahs of praise for the Israeli government's new settlement curbs - and the settlers' cries of outrage - have died down, the prevailing noise in the occupied territories is once again that of bulldozers and cement mixers.The construction...
Lebanon Groups Resist August Vote
THE Beirut government's decision to hold Lebanon's first parliamentary elections in 20 years has triggered an acute political crisis and opened new uncertainties for the war-shattered country.Christian leaders are almost unanimous in rejecting the elections,...
One Sculptor's `Field of Dreams' at Griffis Sculpture Park, Whimsical Steel, Bronze, and Wood Forms Harmonize with 400 Bucolic Acres of Hills, Ponds, and Trails
YEARS ago sculptor Larry Griffis, Jr., was outside Rome on a sunny day having a picnic with his family among a jumble of quiet ruins and green hills.A wave of rare familial and environmental well-being passed over him as he saw his children playing in...
Paella
PAELLA This rice dish (the Catalan word means "cooking pot"), a traditional favorite in Barcelona, is only one among the hundreds that athletes will be served. 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 1/2 lbs. chicken legs, cut into drumsticks...
Perot Reveals Budget Ideas: Cut Spending by 10 Percent, Raise Taxes on the Wealthy
ROSS PEROT has put a big bowl of spinach in front of the American people, and said, "Eat up!"The spinach, which is Mr. Perot's long-awaited plan to erase the federal budget deficit, might be hard to swallow for many Americans. It could be especially...
Perot's Last Hurrah
THOUGH his bid for the White House is now history, Ross Perot finally came up with a specific policy statement. His deficit-elimination plan is in fact painfully specific, politically speaking.The public should use this plan as a marker against which...
Religious Tensions Linger on Eve of Nigerian Vote Christian, Muslim Leaders Seek Balance from New Civil Government
AT a Roman Catholic church a choir of men and women sits on wooden benches and practices hymns. Outside a nearby mosque, plastic, rubber, and leather shoes are piled in a jumble by the door, as barefoot men kneel and bow to the floor inside in prayer.Churches...
Reverence for the Natural World
TWO nature writers, two very different subjects, and two dissimilar means of approach can be equally rewarding. River historian Bruce Stutz chooses to paddle his craft upstream in open water, while garlic farmer Stanley Crawford finds his subject by...
`She's Trouble!'
THAT'S what a friend said--with a delighted sparkle in his eye--of a woman about to join our work. But his lighthearted manner told me she'd be causing "trouble that would be good for us. And he was right. She was a joy to work with. But she was not...
Still Missing: A National Energy Policy
CONGRESS is scurrying to finish business on the country's well-known need for an energy policy. Many Americans have been thinking less about the issue since Saddam Hussein left Kuwait, but energy is still vitally important to the United States economy...
`Teledemocracy' Should Outlive Perot's Candidacy
WITH the Ross Perot presidential candidacy now packed into a time capsule for future generations to discover or discard, the likelihood is that some of his more publicized notions of how he would change things will be buried, too.Key among these is his...
The Cheeky Dandelion the Plant-Kingdom Equivalent of Starlings, the Yellow Bloom Simply Won't Be Put Down
HARDLY worth mentioning, really, the dandelion.It doesn't exactly qualify for a book I have on my shelf called "Plants in Danger." It is - as the last word in a poem by Jon Silkin observes - "successful." It's a crass commoner in the country, a crowd-scene...
The Roots of Sexual Harassment
SEXUAL harassment has become a prominent issue in American politics and American life, and it will not soon go away. Yet too often it remains a subject men "don't get."At its most obvious, sexual harassment is physical, as in the Tailhook incident when...
The War of the Roses
THE noted wit Dorothy Parker, who had a word for every occasion, once remarked rather sorrowfully:Why is it no one ever sent me yetone perfect limousine, do you suppose?Ah, no, it's always just my luck to getone perfect rose.Personally, I would settle...
TV, like Nature, Abhors a Vacuum
CURBING cable TV is a touchy issue. Future profits are involved, of course, and also the viewer pique that has built up over rate rises and servicing since the industry was deregulated in 1984.Last time I looked, House and Senate versions of a bill re-regulating...
Using Property Rights to Regulate Fish Harvest to Alleviate Harmful Fishing Practices, Some Governments Grant Individual Fishermen Tradable Interests in the Catch
ONE issue largely bypassed in the Earth Summit negotiations at Rio de Janeiro in June was how to protect our ocean resources. Ironically, it's one area where hope for the future is emerging.Overfishing has plagued the oceans for centuries. In areas where...
US Renewal Is Key Urban League Theme
ECONOMIC and social solutions for United States cities, education challenges amid dramatic demographic changes, the backward slide of affirmative action, and AIDS were the central concerns of the National Urban League's annual conference, which ended...
Weld Makes Moves to Help GOP
MASSACHUSETTS Gov. William Weld (R) is emerging as a strong supporter of President Bush and is being considered for a prominent speaking role at the Republican National Convention in Houston next month.The moderate Republican is building a national reputation...
What's Cooking at the Olympics? Oh, about a Million Meals to Suit Athletes of All Sizes and Nutritional Persuasions
AS Jerry Lee Lewis might put it, there's a whole lotta eatin' goin' on at the Barcelona Olympics. And much of it is happening in the Olympic Village, where 15,000 people reside, including more than 10,000 athletes with appetites and diets as varied as...