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 16, 1992

A City Search for the Familiar
THE air was icy that January day when we drove slowly down the long driveway, leaving our farm for the last time. I looked back once more at the barns, empty now, and at the peach orchard in winter dormancy. My last glimpse was of my daughter's treehouse,...
Algeria's Electoral Turnaround Leaves US Weighing Its Policy State Department Says It Will Not Take Sides in Constitutional Dispute
JUST days before Muslim fundamentalists were poised to sweep parliamentary elections and transform Algeria into an Islamic state, Bush administration officials were sticking with a familiar line:"If what results in Algeria emerges from a democratic process...
Algeria's Leadership Chooses Head of Ruling Council
THE man named to preside over a new council of state to lead Algeria in the absence of elected leaders was expected to return today after nearly three decades in exile in Morocco.Mohamed Boudiaf, a hero from Algeria's war of independence from France...
A Master Host Turns to Gardening Martha Stewart Knows Flowers, Vegetables, Chickens, and Bees - as Well as How to Entertain
IT'S midwinter. Gardeners pore over the newest seed catalogs with visions of next summer's bountiful harvest. They dream of tomatoes as big as cabbages, of roses and raspberries and ruffled petunias. This year some may dream of a "Martha Stewart" garden.Martha...
Bush Needs Better Counsel on Dealing with Japan
'THE characteristic reliance on intuition ... had blocked the objective cognition of the modern world." That was how one Japanese writer explained an earlier Japanese government's move into its disastrous conflict with the United States. Fifty years...
Cambodia's Ethnic Chinese Thrive as Market Rebounds
NOT far from where the Khmer Rouge once blew up Cambodia's central bank, the country's new monetary masterminds are at work.Sitting behind stalls in the ocher-colored central market building, ethnic Chinese shopkeepers deal daily in gold and dollars...
Don't Bash Japan: To Compete, Invest
FOR the first time since the Depression, America's role in the world economy is a major election issue. The United States needs jobs. Competition from abroad clearly has been a problem. From the right and the left, political hucksters are responding...
EC Recognizes Croatia, Slovenia Europeans Follow German Lead on Breakaway Yugoslav Republics, but Insist on Standards
WHEN the European Community recognized Slovenia and Croatia yesterday, it meant the official end of Yugoslavia.What is far from clear, however, is whether recognition will support the peace process in the Balkans or eventually undercut it.Those countries...
Education Gap Stunts Cambodia's Renewal Country Faces Acute Shortage of Expertise as the Most Skilled Workers Remain Away or Accept Jobs with High-Paying Foreign Firms
FOR John Vyghen, Cambodia's most crippling economic loss is in human terms.A Dutch anthropologist, Mr. Vyghen trains Cambodians in survey and research techniques for work in the government, the United Nations, and international aid agencies. Yet, for...
Egypt Plows Desert into Farmland Given the Need to Feed a Growing Population, Agribusinesses Take Lead in Land Reclamation
ONCE just a stretch of barren desert, the terrain along the road from Cairo to Alexandria is changing, sprouting rows of low-lying plants, fruit trees, and rippling fields of verdant alfalfa.In the past 10 years, there has been a marked increase in the...
Electronics Firms Push New Products, Designs EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS
THE world's electronics makers are out to end the recession.That means tearing the average Joe away from his stereo, TV, or microwave long enough to convince him that last year's models are no longer sufficiently versatile, fast, or easy to use.Here's...
Gambling with Schools
LOTTERIES are being used in many parts of the United States to help finance public school systems. The fact is, this policy may do more to promote gambling than to bolster the schools.At the same time, hard-pressed taxpayers and those who represent them...
Hate Ads and Free Speech Journals Don't Have to Accommodate Groups That Deny the Holocaust
DAVID DUKE'S candidacy for president is the product of years of social decline and the not-so-benign-neglect of the plight of desperate Americans. When times get tough, the politics of hate points to scapegoats. In the United States, as well as across...
In Search of Tradition
THE tradition of antitraditionalism is as old as the United States itself. John Quincy Adams expressed its stern ideal. "Democracy has no monuments," Adams reasoned. "It strikes no medals. It bears the head of no man on a coin."In the early years of...
JFK, Lincoln, and Conspiracy Theories
THE assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963 shook the country to its emotional roots. Now, nearly 30 years later, passionate doubt, suspicion, and speculation have been revived by "JFK," a money-grubbing flick masquerading as fearless truth.Like...
Low US Inflation Lightens Dreary Economic Scene Analysts Say Rate Will Stay Low in '92, Giving Fed Some Room to Lower Interest Rates Again
INFLATION, the economic bane of the late 1970s, appears to be well under control, in large part because of the current recession.Most economists say they believe that when the monthly Consumer Price Index for December 1991 is released today, it will...
Mideast and Democracy Some in the West and in the Region Have Been Too Quick to Use Algeria's Experience as an Excuse for Putting the Brakes on Democratization
THE recent victory by Islamic forces in Algeria's elections has brought to the fore a basic dilemma faced by nearly all Arab states and the Western world.This dilemma derives from the crumbling of the Soviet empire, which the West deservedly celebrates...
News Currents
MIDDLE EAST AND GULF</P><P>Jewish settlers tried yesterday to set up four new settlements in reprisal for a Palestinian ambush of a settler bus in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.... Lebanese Foreign Minister Faris Bouez said his country...
North Dakota Farmers Send Aid to St. Petersburg Grain Association Adapts Stringent Rules of 1921 Russian Relief Plan
THIS is the story of how North Dakota grain farmers linked up with a New York lawyer with an appreciation for history and succeeded in delivering food aid to the needy of St. Petersburg.The key, says the lawyer, Matthew Murray, was to follow the lessons...
Paul Simon's Tour Makes Waves Anti-Apartheid Groups Herald Singer's Return, with a Few Vocal Exceptions
PAUL SIMON, who sparked a row by visiting here at the peak of the cultural boycott seven years ago, heralded the end of the country's cultural isolation last weekend with the blessing of major anti-apartheid groups.About 75,000 fans - the crowd was multiracial...
Praise for Perez De Cuellar
In the Opinion page article rez de Cuellar's Legacy at the United Nations," Jan. 7, the author gives the impression that the United Nations staff do not regard former Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar very highly and blame him for the low morale...
Republics' Cash Reserves Run Dry
THE hard currency coffers of the former Soviet republics are essentially empty, a senior Russian official revealed here, making it practically necessary to postpone payments on the massive foreign debt of the former Soviet Union."The level of reserves...
Robust Small Stocks Enjoy Usual January Rise
IT'S mid-January and the small-stock market - almost on schedule - is finding itself in the spotlight.Shares of small to medium-size companies typically post a price surge in the early part of the new year. That usually occurs after investors have sold...
Russia, Ukraine Face off over Control of Military Persistent Commonwealth Differences over the Black Sea Fleet Could Balloon into a Serious Struggle over the Crimean Peninsula
CONFLICT continues to brew between the two largest members of the Commonwealth of Independent States despite recent Russian and Ukrainian rhetoric about a compromise over control of the Black Sea Fleet.Russia and Ukraine agreed last weekend to divide...
Salvador Peace Pact Sets Stage for Profound Reforms
ON paper, the war in El Salvador ends today.By signing their names to the peace accord, presidents and diplomats from 12 countries gathered here will commit their nations to the close of a savage 12-year civil war that cost more than 75,000 lives - a...
Smolts, Volts Charge Dam Renewals
FOR many communities and industries around the United States, the key to economic progress has been cheap, clean hydropower. Now, hundreds of those power projects - many dating back to the early part of the century - are due for relicensing.The political...
Tale of Two States
IT'S very nearly the worst of times in the two largest states in the union. And last week their governors outlined plans to deliver New York and California from budgetary chaos.Mario Cuomo, freed from the lure of presidential politics, called in his...
The Freedom to Love
I WAS not looking forward to making the telephone call. I thought the person I had to talk to was rude and ungrateful. But she was the only person with the information I needed now, so I had to get past my feelings.Praying to know how I could love more,...
The Greening of the US Political Scene
WHEN I started out with the Monitor nearly 20 years ago, I covered Boston City Hall. One of my most thoughtful acquaintances there was a man who had worked for a United States senator from California. Then he narrowed his focus when he joined the staff...
US Retiring Two Army Divisions from Service in Europe
THE US Army is holding a couple of very important retirement ceremonies this week. Generals receiving tank-shaped cakes and gold watches won't be involved.The retirees involved are whole units - two divisions that have been based in Europe for decades...