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 March 2, 1992

Africans Study African-Americans US History Courses in South African Universities Are Putting More Emphasis on Black Issues
HISTORY departments at universities in South Africa are placing greater emphasis on African-American studies.Black history month in the United States was the catalyst for South Africa's first postgraduate course in African-American history."We have observed...
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A Mezzo with Gusto Marilyn Horne Keeps Her Zest for Rossini and Bel Canto Style
GOOD old Rossini is going to get a big celebration," chortles Marilyn Horne, the finest Rossini singer of the recorded era, and very possibly of all time. "Not the equivalent of Mozart's," she continues. "He doesn't deserve the equivalent of Mozart's...
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An Alien Black in Africa
THE Hero-Quest is a universal theme that saturates every literary genre. The key element is a protagonist who leaves the comforts of home, the familiarity of community and culture to set out on a perilous quest in search of something; Jason in search...
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At Play: Head, Heart, Color
BETWEEN the rational and the emotional, between the serious and the playful, between white America and Hispanic America, Patty Ortiz treads softly her own path. In her drawings lies her unique resolution of conflict between head and heart and between...
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California's Business Leaders Fight Bad Press
A SMALL but key group of southern California business leaders has been comparing the region's unprecedented economic growth to dire predictions about its future. And they have begun to ask, "What's wrong with this picture?"After nearly a decade of solid...
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Defense Electronics Bounces Back a Bit
THE two main manufacturing segments of the defense industry - aerospace and defense electronics - appear to be in relatively good shape for the rest of 1992 no matter how much Pentagon funding Congress and the White House slash.Given the end of the cold...
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Doing What's Right
IT seems hard to do what's right always. It's even been said that we don't always have difficulty choosing between right and wrong so much as we do choosing between what's right and what's best.</P><P>If we use the Ten Commandments as...
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Global Population Growth May Be Campaign Issue
AMERICANS are worried that runaway global population growth could exacerbate hard economic times at home. And according to a poll released today, many may say so this November with their votes.Most Americans are convinced that the way to reduce spiraling...
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Has Bush White House Really Changed US-Israel Policy?
AFTER a four month time-out, the Bush administration and the Shamir government are tussling again over the issue of loan guarantees. The administration has softened its condition of a freeze on settlement-building in the occupied territories by allowing...
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If This Is Tuesday
MOVIEGOERS who weren't born yesterday remember when theaters offered cut-rate admissions for all matinee features. Budget-conscious patrons could arrive anytime before 5 p.m. and enjoy a cheap first-run movie.Eventually those discounts disappeared in...
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India Takes Lead in Warming US Relations but Washington's Eagerness to Push Delhi on Nuclear, Trade Issues Threatens New Ties
SLOWLY and deliberately, like an ocean liner attempting to make sharp turn, Indian officials are strengthening their own relations with the United States. The feeling in Washington seems to be mutual."It's an oversimplification for anyone to assert that...
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Iran through a Distorted Lens
AS with people, negative national reputations, once formed, are difficult to change even when the behavior which created those reputations changes.Iran is painfully discovering this reality. Despite a steady, moderate, and pragmatic trend in its domestic...
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Polish Officials Sour on US AID Approach
AT a recent Council of Europe meeting in Strasbourg, Polish president Lech Walesa chastised the West for capitalizing on the Polish revolution while failing to provide real help to post-communist Europe. President Walesa gave voice to a simmering resentment...
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Political Change in S. Africa Spurs Interest in US History
RECENT political changes have revived interest in American studies at universities in South Africa and have led to the first initiative to coordinate programs nationwide."With the changes that are taking place here, many American issues are finding a...
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'Radio Flyer' Misses the Boat Two Boys Look to Their Red Wagon for a Fantasy Escape from Their Troubled Home Life
COLUMBIA Pictures is publicizing comments by child-abuse experts who support "Radio Flyer," its new movie about two young boys coping with an abusive stepfather.The film has "resonance, honesty and emotional potency," according to one authority. It is...
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Russia Toughens Reform Plan Move Seen as Bid to Win Support and Credits from Western Governments and the IMF
DESPITE rising criticism of the harsh cost of its economic reform policies, the Russian government has prepared a new plan that sets even more stringent reform targets.The 1992 economic program, approved at a government meeting last week and due to be...
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Scams Infiltrate Phone Lines CONSUMER FRAUD - Government Agencies Try to Crack Down on 'Boiler-Room' Telemarketing Operations
UP to $15 billion a year is being swindled from the pockets of uninformed consumers by the growing number of illicit "boiler-room" operations around the United States and the world.According to a recent two-year congressional study of telemarketing fraud,...
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Scandal in Tokyo
IN one sense, the bribery scandals besetting the government of Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa are a return to politics as usual in Tokyo. Such scandals have rocked Japanese administrations for over a decade. But there's a difference in the degree...
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Shaking off the Communist Past
BIRGIT GRILLE was not exactly pleased at having to take over a colleague's eighth-grade German literature class with no advance warning.But she jumped in with a smile anyway, and drawing on her 22 years of teaching, thought quickly of an assignment that...
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'Songs of My People' Strikes Chord
SONGS of My People" is a complete cultural package. It includes a photo exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery, a book by Little Brown, a movie by HBO, and corporate sponsorship by Time Warner.It is what they call in Hollywood "high concept." The idea is a...
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Taiwan Report on 1947 Massacre Fuels Criticism of Government
POLITICAL pluralism in Taiwan has forced the government to reopen the darkest chapter in the island's history - the bloody suppression of a 1947 uprising known as the Feb. 28 Incident, or simply 2-28.But while publication of an official report on the...
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Territorial Disputes Highlight Japan's Potential Isolation
THREE of Japan's nearest neighbors have dealt it a double shock by legally infringing on Japanese-claimed territories.China passed a law last week laying claim to five tiny islands held by Japan in the East China Sea, while South Korea successfully won...
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The Nuclear Needs of the United States
In the article "A Bad Bargain on Savannah River Nuke Site," Dec. 9, the author states that residents around the Department of Energy's Savannah River Site (SRS) have made a Faustian bargain with the devil, selling their souls in exchange for the economic...
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UN Seeks Accords for Earth Summit
THE crucial final negotiations to set the international accords for next June's Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, the largest gathering ever of world leaders, begins today at the United Nations.So far, there has been only incremental progress in overcoming...
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US Defense Department Declares War on Colossal Pollution Problem
TOXIC solvents used to clean warplanes, tanks, and other weapons have long been among the Pentagon's major pollution problems.So, in an effort to cut down its dangerous waste production, one Air Force depot has developed a greener method for stripping...
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