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 September 30, 1991

A Breed Apart: Artists Reinterpret Abstraction Washington's Corcoran Gallery Opens Its 42nd Biennial Exhibition
THE Corcoran Gallery's Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, which has been scanning the horizons for the latest gasp in art for 84 years now, has just opened. This time, at the 42nd biennial, it focuses on systematic abstraction, which...
A Potent Voice for Black Colleges Ex-Congressman William Gray Switches Smoothly from Power Broker to Fund-Raiser
JUST five days after he left the third-ranking post in the United States House of Representatives as Democratic Whip, William H. Gray III sits in the president's office of the United Negro College Fund on Manhattan's Upper East Side.His transition from...
A Rich Lode of Song Colorado's Central City Opera Acts as a Magnet to the Next Generation of Opera Stars, and Their Audiences
PERCHED high in the Rockies in an old mining town 8,500 feet above sea level, the Central City Opera is all that still glitters in a town that once ran with gold and silver. Sterling names like Beverly Sills, Samuel Ramey, and more recently J. Patrick...
Baltic Leaders Can't Wait to See the Last of the Red Army
AFTER the niceties of his United Nations address were over, Lithuanian President Vytautas Landsbergis got right to the point. He wants the Soviet Army removed from his nation's territory - yesterday.It was no coincidence that Latvian President Anatolijs...
Bush Makes Historic Call to Cut A-Arms as the Clouds of the Cold War Recede, the US Proposes Folding Much of Its Nuclear Umbrella
THE arms control changes President Bush laid out last week represent some of the most profound alterations in United States nuclear-weapons policy since atomic warheads were first bolted to the top of ballistic missiles.Yet with some of the moves the...
Controversial Tax Threatens South African Negotiations
A SHOWDOWN between the government and its opponents over the introduction today of a system of Value Added Tax is threatening to halt recent progress toward political negotiations.Jay Naidoo, general secretary of the anti-apartheid Congress of South...
Corn-Belter Battle Grows in Iowa Native Son Harkin, Nebraskan Kerrey Will Likely Dominate First Presidential Caucuses
ONLY hours after launching his presidential campaign today, Nebraska Sen. Bob Kerrey flies boldly into "enemy territory" in next-door Iowa, the home turf of his chief rival, Sen. Tom Harkin.A Kerrey-Harkin shootout between two of the Democrats' most...
Feeling Trapped?
PROBABLY everyone at one time or another has felt trapped--by a job, a relationship, perhaps even by a body that seems too weak or too ill for us to do what we'd like to. It is possible to quit a job or sever a relationship in an effort to find freedom,...
Film Noir Devices Fail 'Liebestraum' FILM: REVIEW
IN most ways, "Liebestraum" is a stylish but routine thriller about sex and murder in a small town - a formula movie with little ambition besides recapping a lot of Hollywood's favorite "film noir" gimmicks.The picture is noteworthy in one major respect,...
Home Sales Sag despite Decline in Interest Rates
THE calendar on mortgage interest rates has been turned back to 1977, but would-be homebuyers aren't going along for the time trip.The average rate available for fixed-rate mortgages was 8.95 percent in the latest weekly national survey of 125 lenders...
Houston Mayor Race Pits Popular Whitmire against Two Challengers City's Soaring Murder Rate, Distrust of Elected Officials Are Big Issues
CONCERN over crime has made the race to be mayor of the nation's fourth-largest metropolis the tightest in a decade.The issue has cut sharply into the job and popularity ratings of Kathryn Whitmire, whose five straight terms in office are the most of...
John McCarty: A Cultivator of the Unexpected
JOHN MCCARTY seems to hobble as he appears through the trees coming up the path from his studio to greet us. Actually, it could be more of a jaunt, but who can tell? His gentle smile and quiet eyes betray the tiniest glint of something else, something...
Left Fallow, Iowa Caucuses Fade as President Maker
IOWA, where the presidential campaign usually gets its start, is feeling left out of the 1992 race.Four years ago, presidential candidates were swarming all over Iowa like grasshoppers. Remember Babbitt? Gephardt? Gore? Hart? Jackson? Schroeder? Simon?...
Military's Reign of Terror in Guatemala
AS he watches the repressive apparatus of East-bloc countries disintegrate, President Bush will soon receive a visit from a leader of a country whose structures of state terror are still in place. President Jorge Serrano Elias of Guatemala will tell...
Mississippi Governor Fights for Reelection
THROUGHOUT the bruising campaign for his party's nomination to a second term this fall, Democratic Gov. Ray Mabus of Mississippi told voters that his candidacy boiled down to a choice between "the past or the future."Judging by the returns in the recent...
New Era for Reservation Education Community College in Wisconsin Leads in Providing Indians Better Classroom Opportunities
HAMMERS are pounding on the other side of the wall.Seated in his office, Jasjit S. Minhas hears the hammering as a ringing anvil rather than a banging nuisance. "We are building new classrooms, a computer center, and a multipurpose room," he says, "and...
News Currents
EUROPE</P><P>World leaders have applauded President Bush's unilateral nuclear disarmament proposals, saying they herald a new era of international relations, and they called for reciprocal cuts by the Soviet Union. Kremlin officials said...
PLO Gives Nod to Peace Talks, but It Looks to US to Press Israel Palestinians Say They Count on US Support for UN Resolutions
THE Palestine Liberation Organization emerged this weekend from a fierce debate in its exiled parliament to cast itself on the mercy of its longtime foe, the United States.In a clear victory for PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat and moderates, the Palestine...
Salvadoran Pact Brings Cautious Optimism about Ending Civil War
SALVADORAN President Alfredo Cristiani returned home to a standing ovation from a gathering that included members of the Cabinet and high-ranking military officers after presenting to them last week's accord signed by his government and leftist rebels.It...
Salvador Breakthrough
MOUNTAIN climbers know the thrill of cresting a ridge and having before them, for the first time, an unobstructed view of the summit. Hard climbing still awaits; but the goal is finally in sight.That elation - combining a sense of accomplishment and...
Seedlings of Capilalism in Rural Latvia
HERE, some kilometers outside the "Gypsy Capital" of Latvia on a farmstead called Blodas ("Soupbowls"), a rough, sometimes improvisational, sometimes cunning spirit of enterprise has survived the 50 years of communism that ended suddenly in August. With...
Soviets Face Sharp Food Shortages Regional Rivalries Strain Distribution Systems and Keep Store Shelves Empty
AS negotiators here struggle to assemble a legal and economic framework loosely binding the breakaway republics, severe food shortages threaten to thwart agreement.Prominent Soviet economist Grigory Yavlinksy, now drafting the plan for economic union,...
Term Limits and Voters' Freedom of Choice
It is with sadness that I read the article "Washington State Initiative May Shrink Lawmakers' Terms," Sept. 12. We, as voters, already have the right to limit the terms of officeholders. However, we also have the right to continue in service the legislators...
The World and Dr. Seuss
WHEN a seven-year-old we know heard that Dr. Seuss had passed on, her instant response was, "And to think I last saw him on Mulberry Street." What better insight into the legacy of a man who devoted almost half a century to writing and illustrating books...
Thomas Wolfe's Lost Novel
'THE Good Child's River," a recently recovered lost novel, shows Thomas Wolfe at his boldest, richest, and most poetic, still riding the crest of critical good favor received by his first novel, "Look Homeward, Angel."Written around 1930, this novel-length...
Tummies Grumble for Food Buyout
FOOD companies are suddenly looking very tasty to the investment community - and may soon be the battleground for the first hostile takeover wars since the days of the late 1980s, when the United States was rocked by a series of leveraged buyouts and...
UN Inspection Team Hails Compromise from Iraqi Leadership
A TENSE week-long standoff between Iraq and a United Nations inspection team hunting for clues to the whereabouts of Iraq's most dangerous weapons ended late Friday after concessions to accommodate Iraqi government demands.The head of the UN special...
Yugoslavia's Civil Strife Spills into Bosnia
BOSNIA and Herzegovina, with the most volatile mix of nationalities in Yugoslavia, may have the most to lose from a spread of ethnic violence in the country. The republic's population is 44 percent Muslim, 33 percent Serb, and 17 percent Croat.For 40...