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 27, 1992

Budget Tests Poland's Coalition Broader Base Seen as Key to Winning Support for Deep Cuts
WHEN Poles sent 29 parties to parliament in last October's first postwar free elections, the predictions were of political disaster: Factionalism would paralyze parliament; forming a governing coalition would be impossible.In the five months since then,...
Bush versus Congress
TO millions of Americans who respond positively to the campaign theme "We need a change," the infighting between President Bush and Congress is the same old stuff.What the public would like to see are bold initiatives in Washington on the larger problems...
Drug Charges Cloud Thailand Succession New Premier's Alleged Heroin Links Could Strain US Ties
DRUG-TRAFFICKING allegations cloud the future of the politician tapped as Thailand's next prime minister.Political veteran Narong Wongwan was chosen Wednesday to head a five-party, pro-military coalition in forming the country's first elected government...
Earth Summit in Rio Faces Complex Issues Intended as Ceremonial Wrap-Up, Brazil Meeting Apparently Will Have to Make Substantial Decisions. WORLD ENVIRONMENT
THE June Earth Summit in Brazil, once viewed as the ceremonial end to more than two years of bargaining, is increasingly seen here as a beginning.That shift in terms is partly attributed to the mountainous pile of unresolved issues still facing delegates...
Environmental Groups Are Given a Voice as Heads of State Prepare for the Rio "Earth Summit," Non-Governmental Environmental Organizations Prepare for Their Own Meeting to Push for Increased International Efforts in Environmental Protection and Natural Resource Management. WORLD ENVIRONMENT
WHEN heads of state and official delegates from around the world meet in Brazil this June for the "Earth Summit," they will be just a fraction of those gathered to debate and act on issues related to global environment and development.Also participating...
First Rays of Light in California Economy Gains in Retail and Home Sales, Ending of Drought, Have Economists Starting to Perk Up. US ECONOMY
SEVERAL top California economists are seeing the humble beginnings of recovery from the longest and most severe recession in the state since the 1930s.Bolstered by the sharpest month-long gain in single-family home sales in five years, a two-month surge...
For Sale: Last Gold Coins of Soviet Empire
WHEN the United States lifted its ban on importation of gold coins from the former Soviet Union last December, Alan Posnick of MTB Banking Corporation hoped that his firm would sell large quantities of the coins to American investors and collectors.But...
`Gorby' Messed Up; Yeltsin Cleans Up
MOST Westerners blame communism for the economic mess in the former Soviet Union.That's true in one sense. But poor fiscal and monetary policies - the kind of measures that often foul up economies in the West - "made a bad situation untenable," says...
Immigration as an Economic Engine the US Still Draws Its `Masses' - to the Chagrin of Some and Delight of Others
Few Americans have thought harder about immigration than Ben J. Wattenberg, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington. Mr. Wattenberg's most recent book, "The First Universal Nation" (Free Press, 1990), includes numerous observations,...
Keeping the House: Democrats Grip Seats with Voters Angry at Congress, the Majority Party Is Not Taking Reelection for Granted
WHAT do you do if you're a member of the House of Representatives, a Democrat, and you want to keep your seat?Don't apologize (except for bad checks). Take any challenger seriously. Shake a lot of hands back in the home district and remind the folks...
Maxwell's Stories Are Multifaceted Gems
BILLIE DYER AND OTHER STORIES. By William Maxwell, Alfred A. Knopf, 120 pp., $18</P><P>READING a good short story is a little bit like looking at a diamond in sunlight. You turn the gem this way and that, and with each turn you see another...
Mediation Resolves Conflicts
The Opinion page column, "Developing the 'Software' of Peace," March 19, prompts me to emphasize the need to use alternative means to resolve disputes which in the past have been dealt with by adversarial means.Those who have been involved in suits,...
My Backstage Beat at the `Oscars'
ON Monday evening, March 30, the 64th Annual Academy Awards ceremony will take place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion of the Los Angeles Music Center. One billion people around the world will see it. I will be viewing it backstage in the press area,...
New Smog Plan for Mexico WORLD ENVIRONMENT
AFTER a week of record-high smog levels and apocryphal warnings from ecologists, President Carlos Salinas de Gortari issued a stern ultimatum to the 35,000 industries in Mexico City: Clean up or ship out.The "Ecology Pact" unveiled Tuesday gives the...
On Stage, Dreams That Go Sour `Search and Destroy' Full of Cynicism; 'Substance of Fire' Digs Deep
SEARCH AND DESTROY Play by Howard Korder. Directed by David Chambers. Starring Griffin Dunne, Paul Guilfoyle, Stephen McHattie, Keith Szarabajka. At the Circle in the Square Theatre.</P><P>`SEARCH and Destroy" follows the rogue's progress...
`Our Past Is a Part of Our Tomorrow' Some Americans - Indians - Never Were Immigrants Destined to Melt in. THE AMERICAS EXPERIENCE
"The Americas were, above all, lands filled with spirits, deities, and sacred places sanctified by centuries of familiarity and mystery. Each society in the Americas in 1492 considered its homeland a holy place. Past, present, and future depends upon...
Pressured Haiti Lawmakers Stall Pact to Return Aristide
HAITIAN President Jean-Bertrand Aristide marks his sixth month in exile Monday with precious little to show for an unprecedented hemispheric push - including multilateral negotiations and an embargo - to reinstate him.The Haitian parliament last week...
Sizing Up the New Baseball Season the Big Spenders Are Easy to Spot, but Money Hasn't Won Many Pennants; Few Repeaters Likely
BASEBALL'S ever-escalating salary spiral took top billing in the off-season, as contracts reached the $6-million-and $7-million-per-year stratosphere.Also, of course, there was the annual game of musical chairs involving trades and free-agent signings.But...
States Question Quebec Power
NEW York and Massachusetts are proceeding with legislation aimed at blocking imported hydroelectricity from Quebec - unless the province leaps environmental hurdles first.Following action by New York's Senate last week, a Massachusetts legislative committee...
Surge in House Sales Indicates Improving Economy US ECONOMY
HOUSES are selling again.One good month - February - does not a rebound make in a market strewn with sputters and false starts.But the 9.3 percent increase in the sale of existing houses from January to February was the largest monthly increase in nine...
The Delicate Art of Scheduling Big-League Games
SCHEDULING a season's worth of games is a tricky business in any pro sport, but baseball probably presents the biggest challenge.Twenty-six teams play 162 games apiece, almost double the number in any other sport. Complicating factors include seasonal...
The Glue of Shared Values Still Holds
AT the turn of the century, America was often referred to as the melting pot, where people from diverse lands came together to form a vibrant new nation. The process has often been characterized by conflicts and resistance, but the melting pot has been...
The Jesse Jackson Dimension
JESSE JACKSON is the ultimate outsider. Born an illegitimate child in pre-civil-rights South Carolina, he's not won elective office outside the District of Columbia and is seen by many as a globe-trotting grandstander, a free-lance conscience of America....
The Story Behind Our First Oil Spill
A COUPLE of women were responsible for our first oil spill. This was long ago, and, except for my vivid memory, has been forgotten. This is no great feather in the feminist hat, but history must be respected.The first woman was Carrie Buker, who invented...
Threesome Gives `Death and the Maiden' a Grim Edge
DEATH AND THE MAIDEN Drama by Ariel Dorfman. Directed by Mike Nichols. Starring Glenn Close, Richard Dreyfuss, Gene Hackman. At the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.</P><P>WHETHER viewed as a political or psychological thriller, "Death and the...
US Pushed to Help Former Soviet States
THE Bush administration faces mounting pressure to provide large-scale assistance to the former Soviet republics at a time when the United States is absorbed in domestic concerns, including a presidential election.The White House is still smarting from...
US Sheds Image as Export `Wimp' in World Trade Four-Year Drop in Trade Deficit Pegged to Cheaper Dollar and Lower US Labor Costs
UNITED States exporters must have been pumping iron: They are shedding their image as weaklings getting sand kicked into their faces by muscular Japanese and European companies.US exports have outgrown imports for five years. From 1986 through 1991,...
What's Next on the Cinema Horizon
IF you want to track the latest trends in American commercial film, watch the Academy Awards ceremony Monday night.But if you're curious about new directions in serious cinema around the world, look at the lineup for this year's New Directors/New Films...
When Answers Aren't Obvious
WE often hear--or say ourselves, "I just don't see a way out! Whether we're thinking of large issues in the international arena or some personal challenge in our own lives, it seems much easier to describe the difficulty than it is to solve the problem.Perhaps...