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 October 2, 1992

Angola Needs Big Investment - and May Get It Former Residents Returning from Portugal See Potential beyond Oil
ANGOLANS of Portuguese descent, who fled to South Africa and Portugal at independence in 1975, could play a major role in rebuilding the war-shattered economy and realizing its potential as one of Africa's most prosperous nations."The Portuguese can...
A Plum of a Cranberry Pie
ANOTHER oddity of my fetchin'-up was the annual raisin-and-cranberry pie in October for my father's birthday cake. My parents married in penury, lived some years in desperation, and felt they were flourishing when they could afford window curtains. I...
Art According to Sellars Eclectic Director Says That the Arts Are a Means to Illuminate Justice
SEATED in a hotel room here, Peter Sellars is laughing with a kind of crisp, joyous ebullience that cuts through walls. If an afternoon sleeper is in the next room, he is awake by now and grumbling about the cackle piercing the masonry.This is symbolic...
Brazil Reforms in Doubt Following Collor's Fall
WITH the impeachment of President Fernando Collor de Mello for his role in a giant influence-peddling scandal, Brazilians heaved a sigh of relief.But while some pundits are declaring a new age of ethics and constitutional democracy, Brazil could be trading...
Changing Views of US Poverty and Inequality Three Recent Books Offer Insights, Solutions on Welfare, Work, and America's Underclass
THE END OF EQUALITY By Mickey Kaus, Basic Books, 293 pp., $25;THE NEW POLITICS OF POVERTY: THE NONWORKING POOR IN AMERICA By Lawrence M. Mead, Basic Books 356 pp., $25; THE DISPOSSESSED: AMERICA'S UNDERCLASSES FROM THE CIVIL WAR TO THE PRESENT By Jacqueline...
Chimney Sweeps and Princes
THE phrase "level playing field" has taken on new meaning for female athletes at Colgate University. A federal judge ruled this week that because the school supports a men's varsity hockey team, it must also give women an equal opportunity to play ice...
Connecticut's Recession Could Spell Loss for Bush President in New England Seeking to Hold Home Base
SOARING over downtown Hartford, the 527-foot Travelers Insurance tower has stood for more than 70 years as a symbol of stability and strength. But like Connecticut's recession-wracked economy, the tower seemed to sway in recent days.The Travelers Corporation,...
Controversial Welfare Law Takes Effect in New Jersey
THIS week New Jersey became the first state to freeze income benefits for women who have additional children while on welfare.Implementation of the controversial cap, part of a broad welfare-reform package that yesterday became state law, will be closely...
Critics Wary of Russian Army's Role in Republics
RUSSIA, with its still formidable Army in the forefront, is taking an increasingly active role in resolving conflicts raging along its southern frontiers among the former Soviet republics.Reinforcements of Russian troops were rushed to Tajikistan this...
Czechs and Slovaks Go Their Own Ways like the Dissolution of a Long Marriage, the Breakup Seems Unnecessary and Very Sad
THE brutal catastrophe of Yugoslavia has, understandably, diverted international attention away from the gentle tragedy of Czechoslovakia. In August political leaders reached an agreement to bring the 75-year political history of that Central European...
Election Is Closer Than It Appears
THE polls in September suggest two views of the presidential contest between George Bush and Bill Clinton. They could be read as indicating that the Democrat is well ahead. Not one reputable national survey shows Clinton trailing. His lead is about 10...
Environmental Protection vs. Economic Growth
Thank you for the editorial "The Environment," Sept. 22. The comments on the need for our country to accept the social and economic costs of environmental protection are exactly correct.Since World War II the United States has been growing economically...
Ethnic Cleansing II
THIS is not the West's finest hour on the Balkans. Wednesday in Geneva Lord Owen reached a hallow agreement with Croatian President Franjo Tudjman and Yugoslav President Dobrica Cosic condemning ethnic cleansing and opening the door for a cease-fire....
Gymnasts Take Talents on Tour Olympians Try to Turn Gold and Silver Medals into Delight (and Cash) on National Circuit
GYMNASTICS fans in the United States are in for a treat: The 1992 Tour of Olympic and World Champion Gymnasts is rounding the country.Here in Worcester, Mass., the gymnasts kicked off a 25-city tour that promises to give audiences an up-close view of...
`Hero' Mocks the Media Circus the Film Probes the Question: Who Would the Press Rather Parade as Their Hero?
`HERO," the new movie with Dustin Hoffman and Geena Davis, has a long pedigree from older Hollywood films. Parts of it recall "Ace in the Hole," made by Billy Wilder in 1951, a ferocious look at a disastrous accident turned into a media circus. Other...
Liberal Economists Enjoy a Resurgence
FOR the "card-carrying liberal," the intellectual climate has brightened since the Reagan era."The numbers have been going our way," says a Democratic economist working for Congress. The economic recovery is weak. Income distribution has become more...
Little Rock Becomes Focus for Clinton Support, Ire
WITH politics heating up across the nation, Little Rock is in a blaze. Presidential front-runner and Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton has put this city of 185,000-plus into national focus. Its small-town atmosphere has given way to a pace quickened by thousands...
Marking Our Important Stories
MY friend, Linda, will not borrow books from me anymore. She is appalled that I turn down the corners of pages and speechless when faced with the underlinings that frequent my books. It is as though she can't bear to look through this smudge onto what...
Next President's Impact on Courts Will Be Powerful FEDERAL JUDGESHIPS. Federal Courts Now Have Conservative Flavor
ONE of the most lasting and powerful legacies of the next president will be the federal judges he chooses for lifetime appointments to the courts.The coming presidential term may present an unusually significant opportunity to affect the increasingly...
Observing Cultural Change Writer Lawrence Harrison Looks at the Potential for Positive Societal Shifts
SOME cultures are superior to others."Lawrence Harrison states his provocative premise and you can practically hear the sproing of hair standing on end among the "politically correct."Indeed, it wasn't uncommon for him to get publicly harangued as a...
Prayer for the Children
THE news media bring us sometimes shocking images of children--little ones dying of starvation in Somalia and other troubled lands, slightly older youngsters endeavoring to get out of war zones in such areas as Bosnia and Herzegovina. And even in more...
Quiet Start for Russia's Privatization FORMER SOVIET UNION
RUSSIA'S massive privatization effort began yesterday, but what the government considers a watershed event for market reform appeared to generate little enthusiasm.Large crowds failed to materialize at distribution centers in Moscow, where citizens could...
Satellite TV Rattles Asian Leaders
LEADERS in Asia, who mostly try to filter foreign information their people receive, are braced for an ominous shower of uninvited television signals from satellites set to be launched in the next few years.The "borderless television" that threatens the...
Senior Adviser Insists the Mood of Bush Campaign Isn't Too Black
SENIOR campaign adviser to President Bush says the presidential race is closer than it looks, reports Monitor staff writer John Dillin.Charles Black told reporters at a Monitor breakfast yesterday that, nationally, Gov. Bill Clinton of Arkansas holds...
Stumping for Votes, Kuwaiti Style
FROM a distance, at night, you think you are approaching a fairground. On either side of the four-lane highway, the wide sandy spaces are bright with thousands of neon lights, colored bulbs, and spotlights strung around giant tents.This is "Democracy...
Uzbek Opposition Asserts Government Increases Repression THE FORMER SOVIET UNION
LEADERS of the struggling democratic movement in the former Soviet Central Asian republic of Uzbekistan charge that the government is carrying out a wave of repression against democratic and Islamic opponents.The democratic activists warn that suppression...