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 7, 1991

A Gossip Party in Print Confessions of a Bored Nancy Reagan Biography Reader
PERHAPS I am the only person alive who found Kitty Kelley's book on Nancy Reagan difficult reading, simply because it was so boring.Maybe I had read enough reviews to have already known about the so-called "good stuff" - the titillating passages that...
America's Destabilizing Influence on the Soviet Union
The article "Soviet Budget Crisis, Strike Wave Reveal Limits of Gorbachev's Power," April 12, states that Mikhail Gorbachev is looking increasingly like an emperor without an empire.While most Americans rightly deplore the repressive measures to which...
A New Plea for the Public's Interest
AMERICANS have recently called for more government services, but showed greater opposition to new taxes; they express their willingness to show the flag anywhere from Central America to the Gulf, but many are reluctant to serve in the armed forces; and...
Armenians and Azerbaijanis Clash in Two Soviet Villages
THE nationalist-led Soviet republic of Armenia is facing new pressures from Soviet security agencies following bloody frontier clashes with neighboring Azerbaijan.The conflict, involving two Armenian-populated villages within Azerbaijan, threatens to...
At Georgetown, Uneasy Candor Tensions between Blacks and Whites over Race Are Increasing on Many Campuses. Students at One Elite College Speak Candidly about the Issue. Part 1 of 2. Series: RACIAL TENSIONS ON CAMPUS. Breaking the Silence
THE uncomfortable silence on race that reigns at many American universities was shattered last month at Georgetown University Law Center.When Timothy Maguire, a third-year white student from New Jersey, wrote an article in the student weekly citing the...
Combating the 'Circle of Poison'
ENVIRONMENTALISTS call it "dumping" - when pesticide manufacturers sell their products overseas after their use has been banned or restricted in the United States. Dow Chemical Company and Shell Oil Company dispute the charges, but lawyers say dumping...
Deep Divisions over Philosophy Buffet US Public Education ANALYSIS
BEHIND the debate over education in the United States lie deep philosophical and ideological disagreements over how and what children should be taught.The prevailing philosophy behind US public schools has been that all children should receive the same...
Eastern German Jobless Rate Soars
IN Neuhaus, in southeastern Germany, one could easily feel on top of the world.The town sits atop a mini-mountain with a magnificent view of evergreens known as the Thuringer Forest.But Neuhaus is anything but an exhilarating experience for the 8,000...
Fitness: A Christian Approach
AN old film clip showed hundreds of young people exercising in unison. The exercise routines looked unsophisticated and old-fashioned. Physical training in the 1990s has become sophisticated, even for the weekend athlete.Despite all the effort, though,...
Five Lives a Brady Bill Might Have Saved Texas Incident Makes a Stark Case for Waiting Period
THE blood of a Houston family is on the heads of the National Rifle Association and every member of Congress who continues to oppose enactment of the Brady Bill.Chung Dinh Vu, a 42-year-old carpenter, was despondent when his wife of 19 years left him...
For Jewish Settlers, to Yield Golan Is to Give Away Jerusalem
THE sweep of Oded Ambar's weathered hand takes in the deep green canyon, rolling hills and, far below, the shimmering tip of the Sea of Galilee. A blue-rock thrush suns itself on a boulder, while a short-toed eagle cuts a silent path through the ravine."On...
Hysterical Hollywood
THE DEAL. By Peter Lefcourt, Random House, 320 pp., $19</P><P>THE beginning of this colossally funny book begins with an attempted suicide, and the attempt is made in a classic Hollywood style. The "hero" justs tapes the windows of the...
Investors: Keep Your Seat Belts Fastened!
NINETEEN-NINETY-ONE has been a good year for Wall Street. Not only have security prices risen substantially, but the underwriting calendar is more robust than at any time since the 1987 stock market crash.Financial engineers collected fat fees for stripping...
Kuwait Cleanup Costs Exaggerated ANALYSIS
`RECONSTRUCTION Costs Set at $100 Billion to $300 Billion," trumpets the advertisement for an upcoming London conference on Kuwait's rebuilding. However, from the 18th floor of Al Ahli Bank's headquarters here, Kuwait City looks untouched. Apart from...
More Storms Hinder Relief Efforts in Bangladesh
Relief workers struggled yesterday to reach cyclone-devastated areas of coastal Bangladesh and a top aid official said the number of dead could reach 200,000.Some seaside regions, hit last week by a 20-foot tidal wave driven by 145-mile-an-hour winds,...
Moving the Video-Rental Store into Your Living Room
COUCH potato paradise scooted a little closer with the announcement last Friday of the most comprehensive test yet of viewer-controlled cable television (VCTV).During an 18-month trial period, Denver's south suburban spuds need not uproot themselves...
News Currents
UNITED STATES</P><P>In Washington, doctors have decided not to administer electric therapy to President Bush for minor heart trouble, but the ailment has nonetheless thrust Vice President Dan Quayle into the political spotlight. The procedure...
Oh, for a Luscious Pile of Compost!
I DON'T know of a poet who has celebrated the fact, but one of the great things about a garden in winter (now that spring and summer are rushing at us like tidal waves) is that it is, like other sensible animals, soundly dormant. Naturally everyone delights...
Overlooked Film Worth a Showing 'Long Walk Home' Celebrates Acts of Courage
IN "The Long Walk Home," history is reseen, springing up from the grass roots.As the civil rights movement began, there were indeed grand heroes like the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks, whose stature have increased with time. But many more...
Reaching for a Future in Manila Series: BEING 16 AROUND THE WORLD. Part 11 of a Series
IT was a special and hectic time for Yolly Cabias: Bahay Tuluyan, a day-care center and haven for street children from the slums, bars, and brothels of Manila, was graduating its first class.Yolly and head teacher Delia Tamayo had spent hours preparing...
Salvador Opens Door to New Leftist Lawmakers but Skeptics Say Test of Tolerance Awaits Resolution of Peace Talks
AS Salvadorans looked on in amazement last Wednesday, Roberto d'Aubuisson, a godfather of Central America's extreme right, welcomed to the National Assembly newly inaugurated lawmakers allied with leftist rebels.Along with the unanimous support of his...
Shootout at Texas' Legal Corral State Wrangles over Allowing Foreign Plaintiffs to Bring Injury Suits against US Companies. LAW: 'TOXIC TORTS'
TWO Dallas lawyers, Charles Siegel and Russell Budd, represent a group of Costa Rican banana-plantation workers who say that handling a chemical pesticide manufactured by two United States companies has made them sterile. For six years the lawyers have...
Space Station Politics
THE battle in Congress last week over the cost of the redesigned space station Freedom is actually a battle over the kind of space program and space capability the US will have in the 21st century.Fortunately, the House on Friday agreed to sustain Freedom's...
Student Protests Shake South Korea Government despite Reform Efforts, Scandals Weakened President Roh's Credibility
A WEEK of student protests across South Korea, including three self-immolations, has highlighted the emerging status of President Roh Tae Woo as a lame-duck leader.The string of protests, which are expected to continue into mid-May, were triggered last...
The Recession Watch
ON Feb. 20, 1990, Federal Reserve Board chairman Alan Greenspan told Congress that "available indicators of near-term economic performance suggest that the weakest point (in economic activity) may have passed."He was wrong, of course. The economy entered...
THE WORLD FROM.Algiers in This North African Capital, the 'New World Order' Is Seen as the 'New World Dictatorship'
SPRING winds hold the promise of magnificent days in Algiers. When they blow, they carry away the haze and stench of urban pollution, leaving behind a sight to see on the mountainsides: the uniform whiteness of the medina and the younger colonial French...
Two Faces of Motherhood
THIS is a story of princesses and paupers. It is a tale of two faces of motherhood, told in a season when media images of mothers alternate between glitzy fantasy and harsh reality.The princesses - the fantasy mothers - smile dreamily out of retailers'...
US Oil Exploration Hopes Lifted by Huge Shell Find
THE discovery of a "potentially large" oil field in the Gulf of Mexico is welcome news in the United States."It comes at a very good time for our country," says Barney Congdon, a spokesman for the federal government's Minerals Management Service (MMS).It's...
Women Find They Are Likely to Be Fired First
IN eastern Germany, unemployment is hitting women harder than men.In pre-unification days, women made up nearly half of the work force in eastern Germany. Now they account for more than half (55.8 percent) of the unemployed.To a large extent, this is...
Zimbabwe Is Test Case for Tough Adjustment Plan
TO most Africans, Zimbabwe is a relative paradise. Driving down tree-lined highways from the airport to Harare, the capital, one is struck by the smooth roads, working traffic lights, orderly drivers, and the city's cleanliness.Brightly lit shop windows...