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 9, 1992

American Competitiveness
In the Opinion page article "Bush, Clinton, and a US Industrial Policy," Aug. 26, the author argues that we are seeing the ongoing destruction of United States manufacturing, and that the US cannot compete effectively in the global economy without massive...
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ANC May Harden Stance after Massacre in S. Africa Homeland
HARD-LINERS in the African National Congress (ANC) are urging the organization to shut down all communications with the South African government in the wake of the massacre in Ciskei homeland.Ciskeian troops opened fire on ANC demonstrators Sept. 7,...
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A Pick-and-Sing Sort of Place
THE Music Barn in Columbus, Mississippi, is not really a barn.It's a picking parlor at the end of a dusty gravel drive on the rough edge of a town better known for the preservation of more than 100 antebellum homes and for the historic Mississippi University...
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A Recession Kid Looks at '92
THE political questions supposedly framing the 1992 campaign are economic. Ronald Reagan's 1980 clincher has come around again: Are you better off today than you were four years ago? It has a corollary: Will you be better off four years from now under...
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Asteroid Watch: An Idea Dinosaurs Could Have Used
EVIDENCE has built up over 15 years to suggest strongly that an asteroid did in the dinosaurs. Now research reported this summer would seem to clinch the matter.One study undercuts skeptics' claims that volcanoes could counterfeit the impact's telltale...
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As US Defense Cuts Take Hold, Armsmakers Step Up Sales Abroad Critics Say US Could Find Itself Fighting against Its Own Weapons
TAIWAN is buying F-16s. Saudi Arabia wants F-15s - and may well soon get them. Suddenly, fighter jets are America's hottest export.Presidential politics are a big factor in the White House's sudden enthusiasm for such sales. But underlying economics...
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Baseball Heads for Period of Financial Turmoil in Wake of Commissioner's Departure, `America's Pastime' Must Renegotiate Contracts with Players and TV Stations
THE businessmen behind professional baseball in the United States are about to play their toughest innings ever.In coming months, they face a likely players' strike, the potential loss of millions of dollars in television revenues, and a leadership vacuum....
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Bush Applies Incumbent's Power to Reelection Bid
FARM subsidies and mammoth military sales are just a few of the fistful of tidbits that President Bush has been dropping along the campaign trail, hoping to attract a long line of supporters.The largess - viewed as frantic political opportunism by critics,...
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Canada's Bold Move
FROM the country that practically invented the use of troops as peacekeepers, not invaders, comes another real-world recipe for helping avert strife from cultural and ethnic differences: Mix the fine art of compromise with dashes of tolerance and good...
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Diggers Battle over Ancient Bones as Prices Soar for Commercially Marketed Dinosaur Fossils, Debate Heats Up between Bone Merchants and Scholars over Questions of Availability of These Remains for Research and Public Display
UNDER chalky layers of earth laid down in ages past are buried the remains of creatures, from dinosaurs to woolly mammoths, that once roamed the earth. Those bones, and the high prices they fetch on the free market, are the focus of a ferocious dispute...
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East Coast Tourists Ruffled by Wet, Wild Weather
THE resort and travel business has clearly taken some unexpected pummeling in recent weeks, particularly along the Eastern seaboard; woes reflect unusually cool and wet weather, Hurricane Andrew, and the slow-growth economy.Nor is the East Coast alone....
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French Debate Sends Ripples across Europe Uncertainty on Outcome of Vote on EC Unity Shakes Financial Markets, Political Prospects
ONLY French citizens will vote in the country's Sept. 20 referendum on European union, but the impact the French campaign is having in neighboring countries and the attention it commands show just how intertwined the Europe of the European Community...
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Halting the Reversal of Democracy
DEMOCRACY begins with free, fair, and plural elections. It embodies division, checking, and balancing of powers. Even the existence of these formal prerequisites, however, has not ensured the consolidation of the recently inaugurated democracies of Latin...
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Hearing the Call
NOT long ago I visited a charitable organization in our large city where I saw a remarkable commitment to mankind at work--despite miserable surroundings. As I hesitated in the entryway, a young man darted in the door and gave me a radiant smile as he...
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Help for the Philippines
THE People's Power revolution of 1986 in the Philippines remains an inspiration to oppressed people around the world. The hope that was ushered in by the revolution, however, is threatened by economic stagnation and political instability. The survival...
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Homeland System Key to `Grand Apartheid'
THE nominally independent state of Ciskei was part of a "grand apartheid" vision that sought to assign ethnic components of the black majority to impoverished rural homelands and thus leave the white minority in control of the economic wealth of "white"...
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In Many Places, the West and Islam Aren't in Conflict
ONE of the ironies of the current world scene is that the Christian West, including the United States, despite fears expressed over the spread of Islam, is exerting major efforts to protect Muslim populations. In some cases the actions are against nominally...
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Italy Props Up Weak Lira, Awaits French Vote ANALYSIS
AS Italy searches for a way to salvage its weak lira, all eyes here are watching the coming French referendum on the Maastricht Treaty.In the latest bid to shore up its faltering currency, the Italian government raised its discount rate last week to...
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Making a Traditional Sport Part of a New Community for Latin American Immigrants, Soccer Leagues Are an Important Part of Weekend Socializing, College Recruiting
THE sun beats down on a field in Anacostia Park on a cloudless Saturday afternoon. Men clad in silky orange and red uniforms and kneepads pace the sidelines, impatient for the signal to start. Cars pull up and children and picnic baskets quickly fill...
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Marketing Familiar Foods
THEY wanted me to sell hot dogs," scoffs Miguel Pleitez.When the young Salvadoran man decided to open a street vending business, "experts" told him hot dogs were his best bet.He ignored the advice and decided to peddle pupusas, a popular Salvadoran tortilla...
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Pretoria's `Divide and Rule' Strategy in Ciskei Ciskei Provides Evidence of How an Informal `Third Force' Has Operated - and Continues to Operate - within and beyond the Ranks of the South African Defense Forces
IN this tiny, impoverished tribal homeland of about 1 million people, a network of present and former agents of South Africa's security and intelligence services continues to wage a covert war to divide the support base of the African National Congress...
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Product-Liability System under Congressional Debate
UNITED States manufacturers have been lobbying Congress for 13 years to reform a product-liability system they say encourages frivolous lawsuits.Now a bill to modify the ground rules for these lawsuits has finally reached the Senate floor.Product-liability...
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Raitt Delivers Down-Home Show in a Recent Concert, the Singer Interspersed Spunky Blues with Reminiscences of Her Club Days
BENEATH a sliver of the moon in late-summer weather just right for sweatshirts, Bonnie Raitt recently delivered a spunky collection of her earlier blues favorites and her newer pop-blues to a capacity-crowd at the Great Woods Center for the Performing...
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Report Says Political Groups Waged `Culture War' on Arts, Artists
A NATIONWIDE pattern of attacks on artistic freedom has been documented by People for the American Way, which cites 76 examples in communities across the United States.In its first annual report, titled "Artistic Freedom Under Attack," the group lists...
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Salvadorans Thrive in D.C. for Many War-Weary Salvadoran Immigrants, Washington, D.C., Became a Haven. Now the End of Their Homeland's Civil War Has Brought Unanswered Questions about Their Future
Recounting his seemingly endless flight here from war-ravaged El Salvador nine years ago, Ismael Moreira's face clouds as he describes the years filled with immigration papers, discrimination, and homesickness. Ironically, tentative peace in his homeland...
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Stirring Moments Colored by Memory
STANDING in a high mountain stream of the Sangre de Cristo Range, Russell Hamilton reels in a trout. More often than not, he tosses it back. But what he does retain is a vision of the light and forms of a magical, mystical place. He takes no photographs...
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The Muslim Dimension
THE murder of Muslims in Bosnia could, if not more resolutely challenged, reopen historic religious divisions between East and West. So far, the West has refused to offer real help to Bosnia, whose Muslims have been mercilessly killed and driven from...
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THE WORLD FROM.Tokyo Japanese Worry That US Plans for North American Trade Bloc Could Radically Change Long-Standing Ties
MASTERS of silk-making that they are, the Japanese know a cocoon when they see one. And right now they see an ailing United States spinning itself some protective covering.In Tokyo's eyes, the US wove its first threads with a free-trade pact that binds...
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Three Generations of Wolf Pack Life
THE NINEMILE WOLVES By Rick Bass Clark City Press 162 pp., $22.95THE biological and political world of endangered species includes thousands of little bugs and plants most people never hear of or care about, except when they get in the way of building...
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Utility Nuclear Program Draws Fire Ontario's State-Owned Power Company Is Loaded with Debt, and Costs Continue to Rise
ONTARIO Hydro, Canada's biggest electric utility and the largest government-owned business in the country, is in crisis.The utility owes too much money, has huge cost overruns in its nuclear program, faces repair bills at its aging nuclear plants, and...
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White Activist Works to Boost Popularity of Ciskei Dictator INTERVIEW
BASIE OOSTHUYSEN is a 28-year-old white Afrikaner who helps lead a conservative black political movement aimed at thwarting the fortunes of the African National Congress (ANC) in this strongly pro-ANC tribal homeland.He is an unlikely candidate to be...
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