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 23, 1992

Armed Somali Factions Force New Thinking on Food Security Relief Officials Suggest Greater Cooperation with Clan Elders or a National Somali Police
AS the balance of 500 armed United Nations troops arrive here to guard relief supplies in this capital city, the effort to distribute food to starving Somalis is meeting with some successes and some setbacks.In Mogadishu, several hundred energetic, healthy-looking...
A Tree Grows in San Salvador as This Central American Nation Digs out from 12 Years of Civil War That Cost More Than 75,000 Lives, Salvadorans Are Boosting the Business Climate and Finding Time to Focus on the Environment
ASCENCION MARTINEZ GONZALEZ is no ordinary garbage man.For one thing, he does not hang from the back of a diesel-belching truck. Instead, he dons a cherry-red workman's helmet and mounts a matching-hued tricycle cart to make his rounds.Mr. Martinez is...
Britain Seeks to Restructure Currency System More-Flexible, Supportive Format Sought. EUROPEAN UNITY
EUROPEAN governments are confronting the challenge of convincing 300 million people in 12 countries that the goals of political and economic cooperation enshrined in Europe's first agreement on integration, the Treaty of Rome, remain credible and attainable.In...
Building the Peace in El Salvador Foreign Aid, Investment Are Revitalizing This War-Torn State, Bringing Infrastructure Repair and Hope for Economic Future
AS Salvadoran rebels lay down their arms, a mini-invasion of a different sort is taking place: investors toting briefcases stuffed with marketing plans.Peace is good for business.Hotel lobbies and restaurants are jammed with entrepreneurs in Italian...
Bush Casts Eye on Election with Foreign-Policy Speech
PRESIDENT Bush may be using foreign affairs to put some steel into his reelection campaign.The newly "activist" president has decided to help make the life of United Nations peacekeepers easier, to use United States troops for more humanitarian efforts,...
Canada Puts Microscope on Trade Exports Rise, but Many Canadians Still Question 1988 Pact with US and New Mexico Deal
THE uphill fight to convince a mostly skeptical Canadian public that it badly needs the new North American Free Trade Agreement has kicked into gear.The agreement, called NAFTA for short, would link Canada, the United States, and Mexico in the world's...
Colombians Worry about Narco-Terrorism's Return the Murder of the Judge Trying the Nation's Top Cartel Leader Casts Doubt on Colombia's Anti-Narcotics Policy
EVEN as Colombian President Cesar Gaviria Trujillo defends his battered anti-narcotics policy during a visit to the United States, his government is facing the revived specter of drug terrorism at home.Police are accusing Pablo Escobar of ordering the...
Drug War and US Foreign Policy
WASHINGTON'S war on drugs has remained a dormant issue for much of the presidential campaign. In its international dimensions, however, the nature and scope of the drug problem are broadening, and United States policy has to be reexamined.In Latin America,...
El Salvador Chronology
1821: El Salvador gains independence from Spain in federation with other Central American colonies.1932: Peasant organizer Farabundo Marti leads slave-wage coffee pickers in a violent uprising against wealthy landowners. The military government reacts...
Europe's Humpty Dumpty
AS Europe frets over Maastricht and tomorrow, government ministers and central bankers still have today to worry about.Although the European currency markets have calmed after last week's tumultuous speculation, the French vote Sept. 20 did not wring...
Europe Update
Denmark plans second referendum on unity</P><P>Denmark wants substantial additions to the Maastricht Treaty on European economic, political, and monetary union, Prime Minister Poul Schlueter said Sept. 22.</P><P>He told a news...
Fujimori Poised for Election Win New Congress That Will Rewrite Constitution Likely to Be Filled by Backers of Peru's President
CANDIDATES backed by President Alberto Fujimori are likely to secure an overwhelming majority in elections, scheduled for Nov. 22, to a "Democratic Constituent Con-gress" that will draft a new constitution for Peru.The decision of Peru's two main political...
German Immigration vs. Cultural Diversity
The editorial "German Unity - and Diversity," Sept. 2, was fine in theory, but it had one flaw. Every right-thinking person naturally deplores the barbarous treatment the recent immigrants to Germany are receiving at the hands of a small but fanatical...
Gifts from a Central America Beach
THE Costa Rican Guanacaste Beach was empty except for our group from the United States and, far away at the water's edge, a man and a boy lifting three giant ray fish from a dugout canoe, its prow pulled up on the sand.On the low dune above the beach...
Gore Says Clinton Is Not Overconfident
ALTHOUGH a new poll shows the Clinton-Gore ticket leading Bush-Quayle by 21 percentage points, Democratic vice-presidential candidate Al Gore claims no illusions that victory is within grasp."We have a long way to go and a hard fight, and we don't take...
In an Anti-Semitic Cloud BOOKS
BORN in Bukovina, the Israeli author Aharon Appelfeld has evoked the lost world of pre-Holocaust Eastern Europe in novels like "Badenheim 1939," "The Age of Wonders," "Tzili," and "To the Land of the Cattails."While no one could accuse Appelfeld, a survivor...
In Today's Wars, There's Nowhere to Run To
AMONG the many tragic aspects of today's civil and ethnic conflicts is that international conventions designed to protect noncombatants seem totally to be ignored.The Hague conventions of the early 20th century that established laws of war drew a sharp...
Kansas City's Cleaver Is Innovator City's First Black Mayor, Racial Pacifier, Works for Clinton Campaign
STANDING by his office window on the 29th floor of city hall, Kansas City Mayor Emanuel Cleaver points to a construction site across town. "Sometimes in a city like this," he says, "some of your greatest accomplishments are the things that don't happen."By...
Muslim Republics Welcome Israeli Irrigation Expertise
ISRAELI irrigation projects are advancing across Central Asia, from China to the Caspian Sea.The five Muslim republics that were once part of the Soviet Union have made not only a de facto recognition of the state of Israel; they have spent millions...
New US House Committee Report Will Say Patriot Missile Failed Army, Raytheon Dispute Study That Backs Scholar's Negative Findings
ON Feb. 15, 1991, near the end of the Gulf war, President Bush traveled to the Raytheon Company plant in Andover, Mass., where the Patriot missile was manufactured, and declared confidently: "Forty-two Scuds engaged, 41 intercepted!"That claim has not...
Patriot Critic Says Pentagon Attempted to Intimidate Him
`I FEEL like someone who witnessed a drive-by shooting and now I'm a target."So says Theodore Postol, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor who first raised questions about the Patriot missile's performance in the Gulf war. The bearded,...
Prehistoric Art Unearthed from Japanese Sites Findings as Old as 200,000 Years Are on View in an Unprecedented Exhibition
HOW ancient are the objects in "Ancient Japan," the exhibition now at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian?Anywhere from 200,000 years old, from a site called Babadan A, where excavation through 33 layers of volcanic ash revealed stone tools...
Space Explorers Link Up - on Earth
JAPANESE astronaut Mamoru Mohri, who flew on the space shuttle Endeavor last week, has joined a unique fellowship: the company of men and women who have crossed the threshold of outer space.Thanks to the American and Russian guest cosmonaut and space...
The Homelands Hurdle
VIOLENCE in Ciskei - and the likelihood of renewed violence in KwaZulu and Bophuthatswana - demonstrates the lingering capacity for evil and divisiveness in contemporary South Africa. Although home- lands like Ciskei and the others are anachronisms of...
`The Little Yes'
THE outcome of the French vote on the Maastricht treaty was instructive and probably the best imaginable. The microscopic margin of victory means Europe can move toward greater integration and unity, but that it must do so slowly, giving plenty of attention...
The Night of the Flying Crab
IN the future, it may be called the Galapagos of the Caribbean. That's after they find the flying hermit crabs. Right now it's just another island, seaward of Andros in the Bahamas. Not that the crabs there can fly yet, but some of them have been given...
THE WORLD FROM.Washington the West's Fiscal Crisis Has Drawn Financial Leaders' Attention from Problems of Russia, Third World
THE annual meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund - the globe's largest development organizations - are intended to provide a forum for the richest countries to address the problems of the poorest.But finance leaders gathered...
War-Weary Angolans Prepare for First Democratic Elections Successful Vote Could Stabilize Region and Boost Development
AS Angola prepares for its first-ever democratic elections Sept. 29 and 30, the international community is pushing for a government of national unity in a bid to avert a potential outbreak of post-ballot hostilities.A government of reconciliation is...
What This Election Is Mostly About
THIS is an election about expectations.Americans expect more from their public leaders than they think they have been getting. They consider their democratic government structure as basically sound, their country's resources in land, education, people...
When We Need God's Help
`GOD is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble," the Bible teaches. For centuries people have, like the Psalmist, found comfort in the promise of God's loving care and have turned to Him in time of need.Today we can continue to take...
Wood Stoves Clean Up Their Act to Avoid Woodsmoke Pollution, Manufacturers Develop Technologies to Burn Hot and Fast
REINHART ROSS speaks in glowing terms about his new wood stove."I fire it up once in the morning, then I don't have to do it again," he says.Mr. Ross lives in a hilltop A-frame house he and his wife, Dorothy, built in Bellingham, Wash., in 1986. The...