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 January 22, 1992

A Historic Italian Port Rediscovers A Sense of Unity with the Sea 1492/1992. PORTRAITS of a NEW WORLD SYMBOL
LIKE Spain and the United States, Italy is preparing to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's famous voyage."Genoa will be one of the most important focal points" of Italian tourism this year, says a spokesman for the Italian State...
America Is Still a Land of Searchers A Son of Italian Immigrants Found His Own Columbus Voyage, Seeking the Other, in the Exploration of Poetry
I HAD two views of Columbus as a child, one for home, one for school. In the Italian neighborhood where I grew up we honored Columbus not only as the Great Navigator, but as the Great Outsmarter.He beat out the other explorers, which soothed Italian...
American University Brings Surprises for Students, Teachers
THE American flag flies over a new, almost luxurious building in the town of Blagoevgrad, among the mountains of southern Bulgaria.The building was meant to be the local Communist Party headquarters, but as the wave of democracy swept through Bulgaria...
America's Next Diplomat in Chief
THE foremost issues in the 1992 US presidential campaign are domestic, with the recession at the top of the list. Understandably, the Democratic candidates are focusing their attention on economic and social matters. But a president's portfolio also...
ANC Pushes to Diversify South Africa's White Media Plan Would Also Regulate Broadcasts Prior to Election
PROPOSALS to broaden ownership and control of South Africa's news media are under urgent consideration as the country moves closer to a transitional government and a national election.The African National Congress (ANC) has committed itself to freedom...
Are We Victims of Circumstances?
RECENTLY a family member went around the house one evening smiling and laughing. She even remarked, "I don't know why I'm so happy. The very next day she felt unhappy, even tearful, and had what she called "the worst day of my life. Many of us have had...
Boston Recycles Sludge into Fertilizer as Part of a Huge Boston Harbor Cleanup Plan, a New Plant Is Making Useful Agricultural Pellets out of Waste
ERIC BUEHRENS strides across the concrete floor of the newly built fertilizer plant and digs his hands into the pile of black, soil-like material that rolls onto the conveyor belt."On the scale of things, this is pretty good-looking stuff," he says with...
British Rethink N. Ireland Policies
ESCALATING sectarian violence in Northern Ireland is forcing the main British political parties to rethink their policies toward the troubled province.Leading supporters of the Conservative government are saying current policies have reached a dead end....
Bulgaria Starts Down Hard Road of Reform Election of Dissident Confirms Demise of Communist Regime
BULGARIA is slowly but steadily sweeping away its communist past.After Bulgaria's first two free elections since the communist takeover after World War II, the opposition Union of Democratic Forces (UDF) has formed the country's first noncommunist government....
Columbus: Upon His Face Move Signs of the Times on the Quincentenary of European Expansion Westward to the New World, Revisionist Views Have Proliferated. the Emerging Views, as in Centennials Past, Reflect the Cultural, Social, and Economic Mood of the Society Forming Them
BY Oct. 12, the man credited with "discovering" the Americas will have been the subject of more debate, more documentaries, more speeches, and more controversy than perhaps any nonreligious figure in world history. When the quincentenary observances...
Cynicism and the Election
WE can't afford to be cynical about either the candidates or the process. Critical of apparent shortcomings, yes. But to be cynical - to deny the sincerity of motive of those performing in public life, to disparage the system we have - is to ignore the...
Einstein's Theory Passes a Space 'Laboratory' Test
A RECURRING type of science news about tests of Einstein's general relativity theory - his theory of gravity - reports the (so far) recurring result that Einstein wins. It's happened again. But this time, it's an especially stringent set of tests using...
GATT Talks Worry Canadian Farmers
A PROPOSAL by the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) to liberalize world agricultural trading rules is drawing mixed reviews from Canada's 270,000 farmers.Grain growers are leaning toward it because they desperately need a reduction in European...
How Best to Aid
THE question of how best to aid Russia and the other former Soviet republics breaks into two parts: short-term emergency help, and longer-term assistance in building a functioning market system.The first part is relatively easy to deal with, at least...
Justices to Hear Cases on Rights of Property Owners Outcome Could Mean Win for Developers and Loss for Rent-Control Proponents. SUPREME COURT
A NEW battle front is opening up in the Supreme Court Jan. 22: The right of property owners to use and profit from their land versus the power of government to protect wetlands and coastlines or to control rents.Last fall, within a single month, the...
Keeping Watch over Vast Winter Nights
WINTER in Whitney Valley, Ore., brought a radical change in all my routines. Cutting the wild meadow hay I had irrigated into a heavy crop marked the beginning of my run toward winter. The contractor's crew baled the hay and hauled it down to the owner's...
News Currents
EUROPE</P><P>A modified SS-19 intercontinental ballistic missile blasted off from the Central Asian state of Kazakhstan Dec. 20 without the knowledge of the government, it has been learned, igniting a dispute about who really controls...
Recession Tells A Tale of Two Canadas Downturn Prods Restructuring in Ontario, Nation's Industrial Core. GLOBAL COMPETITION
CANADA'S economic troubles are so pervasive that schoolchildren here sing a rhyme blaming hard times on the prime minister: "We're teeny, we're tooney, we can't afford a loony, all because of Brian Mulroney and the stupid GST." A loony, by the way, is...
S. Africa Ends Prosecution of White Draft Dodgers
SOUTH African authorities have abandoned prosecutions of white draft dodgers pending a review of the whites-only national service system.This was confirmed Jan. 20 by Deputy Defense Minister Wynand Breytenbach who said it would be unfair to prosecute...
Scientific Possibilities Generate Options and Doubts
In the special issue "Directions in Science," Jan. 2, the article "New Legal Tools Needed to Preserve the Earth," asks the question who will pay to keep the world's environment safe.The only possible sources of funds for environmental protection are...
States Consider Jobs Programs to Accelerate Lagging Productivity
IN the 1930s, the United States used public works jobs to help pull the country out of the Great Depression. In the 1990s, the idea has become voguish to bootstrap the country out of the "Great Recession."Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin (D) has already made rebuilding...
Sydney Pipes Sewage out to Sea
TOURISTS fresh off the plane from America are calling Joe Donnelly, the manager of Beachwatch, an organization that reports on the quality of Sydney's beaches."Are the beaches safe for swimming?" they want to know, because on the plane an Australian...
The Impetus of Spain's Westward Expansion 1492/1992. PORTRAITS of a NEW WORLD SYMBOL
ALREADY, by the end of the 15th century, the world was feeling small.In places like Genoa, a city-state hugging mountains with only the sea for its expansion; in small countries like Portugal, limited by Spain but open to the ocean; and in countries...
Vietnam Boat People Head Home Returnees Find Dim Job, Housing Prospects in Vietnam, but No Future in First-Stop Countries
ENCIRCLED by baggage, his artificial leg propped against a wall, Lann Khanh glumly admits there is no place to go but home.The day before, Mr. Khanh, a 52-year-old farmer who was injured fighting in the then-South Vietnamese Army, was among 129 refugees...
When the January Thaw Strikes
WEATHER has become one of humanity's most reliable news items. Every year, when temperatures all across the Great Plains drop below zero, shivering television crews go out in howling winds and stinging snow to interview rural people. Weather forecasters...
Why US Business and Government Aren't Partners
THE recent trip to Japan by President George Bush illustrated once more the difficult relationship between corporate executives and government officials in the United States. For the president of the United States to take business leaders on a diplomatic...
With US Dispute Resolved, China Lobbies to Join GATT
DAYS after agreeing to avert a trade war with the United States, China has intensified a campaign to join the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and bolster its international trading status.Chinese Minister of Foreign Economic Relations and...