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 25, 1992

Albanian Democrats Face Tough Agenda Desperate Economic Plight Fueled Ouster of Communists
HUNDREDS of thousands of bunkers scattered all over Albania by former Stalinist dictator Enver Hoxha to protect his regime against external enemies, today have nothing to defend.The 46-year communist domination of Albania expired March 22 when the Democratic...
Asians Use Guatemala as Illegal Gateway to US Network of `People Smugglers' Operates with a Relatively Free Hand
TWO rickety, barely seaworthy fishing boats were captured early this year off Guatemala's southern coast carrying hundreds of illegal immigrants from mainland China.This small interception highlights what officials in the United States say is a growing...
A Step Closer to Afghan Peace
THE road to peace in Afghanistan resembles a steeplechase course, and it's still littered with hurdles and hazards that must be surmounted. But a major obstacle was cleared away March 18 when President Najibullah agreed to step down once an interim government...
Better Way of Financing Is Sought by UN Officials UNITED NATIONS PEACE-KEEPING FORCES AND OBSERVER MISSIONS
UNITED Nations peacekeeping is entering a new era of increasing danger and responsibility. A number of UN experts agree that a more orderly system of recruiting, managing, and financing is required.Tops on any list is a more streamlined, reliable system...
Blockbuster Biography of China's Modern 'Emperors'
BACK in 1972, New York Times correspondent Harrison Salisbury spent six weeks in the People's Republic of China. From his first real exposure to a nation in tumult came his book "To Peking and Beyond: A Report on the New Asia." It staked out Salisbury's...
Capital Punishment Is on the Rise; California on Verge of an Execution
CALIFORNIA'S move toward its first execution in 25 years is reviving the emotional debate over capital punishment in America.Barring any last-minute reprieves, Robert Alton Harris will be put to death in the gas chamber at San Quentin prison next month....
China Turns on to Nuclear Power Qinshan Reactor Is One of Seven the Nation Will Build to Relieve Electricity Shortage in East
DOWN a road blocked by lurching ox carts, past boatmen nudging barges on a still canal, China has begun an ambitious program to reap electricity from the atom.Since its start up in December, the Qinshan power station has generated the initial current...
Chinese Reformers Urge Easing of Restrictions on Non-State Newspapers
CHINESE leader Deng Xiaoping lacks an important ally in his campaign to speed up economic reform: an outspoken, semi-independent press.During the 1980s decade of market-oriented change, China's reformers often gained support for their policies from a...
Europe's Slump Puts Brakes on Lisbon's Building Boom
ALONG Avenida Liberdade, Lisbon's tree-lined answer to Paris's Avenue des Champs Elysees, turn-of-the-century buildings stand empty, their ornate doorways and lower-floor windows often sealed with cinder blocks and cement.The empty buildings, incongruous...
Fallout from Check-Kiting Scandal How Have House Members Dealt with the Negative Publicity from Revelations of Overdrawn Checks? Monitor Writers around the Country Found out It's Been Everything from Yelling to Placating. New York
BOTH Rep. Robert Mrazek (D) of Long Island and Rep. Stephen Solarz (D) from Brooklyn, moved swiftly to try to limit the damage of the check-kiting scandal.Both insist the charges against them are overblown and that the bank was sloppily managed. Mr....
Foreign Companies Use US Funds for Own Advertising Charges of Waste and Excess Prompt Calls for Reform
REP. Peter Kostmayer (D) of Pennsylvania was so appalled by what he saw as signs of waste and excess in a United States Agriculture Department (USDA) program that pays for the advertising for the products of dozens of foreign-owned companies that he...
Forgiveness
IT isn't always easy to forgive, especially if we're the ones who have been wronged. But haven't we all yearned to be forgiven when we're the ones needing forgiveness?When we have been greatly wronged, we may feel we have every justification in the world...
Helping Poor Nations Preserve Biodiversity
HERE'S an intriguing fact to contemplate while food shopping. Some 94 percent of all food intake is plant matter. Even the meat that humans and other carnivores eat comes from animals that eat plants.As sociologist William Lacy of Pennsylvania State...
In Touch with the `S-Factor'
WHEN an ax strikes a tree, the tree trembles. Even a big tree. You can feel it through the shaft of your ax at every stroke you make. And as the last blow falls, you hear a gasp from the tiny branches at the top of the tree as the tree starts on a one-way...
Israeli `Economic Miracle' Forecast If US Lends Hand INTERVIEW
WITH President Bush holding firm on stringent preconditions, Israel's year-long quest to secure $10 billion in United States loan guarantees appears to be at an end.But in an interview this week, Israeli Ambassador to the US Zalman Shoval said his government...
Japanese Seek Shorter Work Days as Younger Workers Complain about Unpaid Overtime, the Government Tries to Cut Job Time
IN his sales job at a big Japanese bank, Osamu often puts in 100 hours of overtime a month. But when he tries to claim that time, his boss tells him to record only 30 hours.Such fudging is one reason that Osamu (who prefers not to reveal his full name)...
Life in Ukraine's Capital City TAKING NOTE
I WILL tell you frankly that living in Kiev at this time is not easy.The problem is not shortages - they are merely a symptom. It is the mentality here that is so distressing. Under decades of communism, people have forgotten common codes of behavior....
No Marshall Plan for Russia Nixon Is Unduly Optimistic about the West's Ability to Help Rebuild the Former Soviet Union
FORMER President Richard Nixon has now joined a list of distinguished Americans calling for massive aid to the former Soviet Union (FSU), lest it fall into chaos and again threaten the democratic West. Historical reference is often made to the generous...
Pollution Grips Russian Port City Residents Seek Technical Help to Clean Up Poisoned Environment, Worry over Radiation Threat
THE waterfront starts to attract more and more people as this port city in northern Russia emerges from the depths of winter and the days grow longer.The port remains icebound in March and dock facilities operate at a snail's pace, with ice-breakers...
Some of Columbus's Contributions Deserve Credit
The author of the Opinion page article "Putting Columbus In His Place," March 11, entirely misses the point. He appears to have overlooked the main focus of the quincentennial, which is not the figure of Columbus, but the tremendous consequences of his...
The Actor Behind Popular `Poirot' David Suchet Portrays Agatha Christie's Smooth-Mannered Sleuth with an Eye for Details
IT was a tantalizing question: Was this man shaking my hand in the lobby of the Grand Hotel the world's greatest detective, or merely the world's second greatest?David Suchet, alias Hercule Poirot, was certain of the answer. With a characteristic twinkle...
The American Neighborhood - Looking Ahead
IT was Richard calling. And I knew.His father, John Biffl, when a boy, would appear at the periphery of our old neighborhood. He was from another part of the city. From time to time, in the summer, he would visit his sister on the next block. He was...
The US and Israel
THE relationship between the United States and Israel has survived other trying times - the invasion of Lebanon, the Jonathan Pollard affair - and it will probably weather the current turbulence too.The ties between the countries are rooted in shared...
THE WORLD FROM.Beijing Communist Party Leaders Soften Hard Line on Influence of Foreigners in Bid to Sustain Economic Growth
WHEN China's leaders these days look beyond the fortified walls of their compound known as Zhongnanhai, they seem to see a kinder world.After sounding a shrill alarm for more than two years, the leadership has stopped warning against alleged "hostile...
Tibet's Shattered Hopes the US Should Join Other Nations in Condemning Chinese Repression
THE Bush administration recently demonstrated once again both its willingness to sacrifice human rights and its inclination to acquiesce to Chinese pressure.In mid-March a broad coalition at the United Nations Commission on Human Rights supported a European...
UN Peacekeepers Face Tough, New Challenges UNITED NATIONS PEACE-KEEPING FORCES AND OBSERVER MISSIONS
SO popular are United Nations peacekeepers these days that the world body can hardly keep pace with the demand.All those troops, police, and civilians now heading for Cambodia and Yugoslavia will bring the global ranks of UN peacekeepers to an all-time...
Veteran Recalls Peacekeeper Role UNITED NATIONS PEACE-KEEPING FORCES AND OBSERVER MISSIONS
WHILE a United Nations peacekeeper in Cyprus during the late 1960s, Canada's Lt. Col. Douglas Fraser worked out of an abandoned Greek Cypriot garage on top of a mountain. He did everything from gathering and processing data from infantry companies to...
Voters' Angry Mood Threatens President A Bush-Clinton Contest Expected to Be Extremely Close, with Possible Independent Candidate Perot the Wild Card. ELECTION SHOWDOWN
THE angry mood of American voters, shaken by the loss of jobs, now poses a serious threat to President Bush's efforts to win a second term.Both Republican and Democratic strategists say the forthcoming struggle between Mr. Bush and Gov. Bill Clinton...
Words of Advice from a Character Actor
DAVID SUCHET is a man with a mission. He wants to see more superb character acting in motion pictures and on television.Mr. Suchet worries that "actors today only want to be personality actors." Today there is too much emphasis on self, he says, and...
Yeltsin Struggles to Keep Russian Federation Intact
THE longer Boris Yeltsin occupies the seat of power behind the red brick walls of the Kremlin, the more he finds himself looking over his shoulder and seeing the man he deposed, Mikhail Gorbachev.Nowhere is this irony more apparent than in the battle...