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 December 12, 1991

Adventures with an Amateur Home Fixer
PICTURE Norm Abram of public television's "This Old House" hosting "Saturday Night Live." Or, better, humorist David Barry writing in the style of master explainer John McPhee. David Owen's "The Walls Around Us" is nearly as earnest as plaid-shirted...
A Time to Forgive, but Not Forget
THERE has been a good deal of talk in recent days about forgiveness.The last American hostages in the Middle East were freed after their terrible, pointless ordeal and there began to trickle out the details of their unconscionable treatment at the hands...
Behind Rise of Canada's Social Democrats New Democratic Party's Success Reflects Voter Worries over Safety Net
HEATHER KENDRICK'S moment of decision came Oct. 17 in a Vancouver, British Columbia, polling booth. A longtime conservative voter, the mother and homemaker reached out and pulled the Liberal Party lever instead."I just couldn't bring myself around to...
Buchanan Enters Fray, Chides Bush Spirited Conservative Befriends the Working Class, but Opponents Call Him an Isolationist. US POLITICS
PATRICK BUCHANAN'S bid to defeat George Bush in the New Hampshire presidential primary will depend heavily on three issues: taxes, foreign aid, and a strong sense of American nationalism.Mr. Buchanan, a conservative newspaper and TV commentator with...
Bucks for Ballots
ANY reform of the campaign-finance laws for congressional races must satisfy two criteria: First, reform measures should reduce the time and effort candidates must devote to a demeaning chase for dollars and should reduce the financial clout wielded...
Businesses Fight Coupon Fraud
AMERICAN industry is stepping up the offensive against coupon and rebate fraud."Most people don't realize it, but every coupon is really currency," says Sharrie LaCroix, an official with Ralston Purina.The Missouri-based food conglomerate is sending...
Dallas Times Herald Closing Concerns Blacks They Say the 112-Year Old Paper Put Minority Issues on Front Burner
THE shutdown of the Dallas Times Herald this week has left blacks and Hispanics apprehensive.Traditionally the 112-year-old newspaper was perceived as caring about minorities, who in turn made up much of its readership. The rival Dallas Morning News...
Dry Bones?
'CAN these bones live? is a question posed to the prophet in the Old Testament book of Ezekiel.Ezekiel had had a vision of a valley full of dry bones. God's message to him was that indeed those bones could live again. And soon after, Ezekiel witnessed...
EC Partners Say Britain Sets Dangerous Precedent
IF the British were the black sheep of the European Community before this week's summit here, they are even more so since its conclusion.Britain's stubborn negotiating stance and its success in exempting itself from two key summit agreements incensed...
Filipinos Seek to Curb Reach of Private Militias
IN the past, political baron Luis Singson and his private army presided over one of the Philippines most vicious provincial battlefields.But that has changed, says the strongman of Ilocos Sur province in northern Luzon island."Before, my province had...
'Have Bomb, Will Travel' Potential Nuclear Salesmen from a Fragmenting USSR Can Best Be Deterred by Concerted International Action
IN the frantic and free-wheeling economy of the post-communist Soviet Union, the melody of the moment seems to be "Anything Goes." Chetek, a new private venture linked to the central government's nuclear ministry, is now offering "peaceful nuclear explosions,"...
Help for the USSR's Successor
HOW the West must stir itself.The creation of a Commonwealth of Independent States to replace the Soviet Union is an extremely high-stakes game. It cuts the old union out of the governing structure - leaving nuclear weapons and the feeding and clothing...
Importance of the Right to Vote
Regarding the article "Boston Students Query Politicians," Oct. 28: Informing students of their responsibility to vote, I feel, is an excellent idea.As the article stated, the reason young people don't vote is not because they don't care about current...
Letting Go of Home Schoolers
OUR daughters went off to school for the first time on a Tuesday morning. Laura, my wife, drove Juniper to school, because there was no bus for her class, that first day. Amanda caught the bus at 7:05. I walked up with her to be sure she made connections....
Making Data Accessible the Increased Dissemination of Government Information in Obscure Electronic Formats Has Worrisome Implications for the Nation's Memory
WELL-INTENTIONED but uninformed decisions are being made each day about disseminating government information in electronic formats. In an effort to save printing costs and to enhance timely, creative promulgation of data and narrative in journals, reports,...
Middle-Class Income Expected to Drop
MIDDLE-income people will earn less in 1992 than they did in 1980 even if the economy stages a strong recovery, according to a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) letter released yesterday.In addition, while middle-income people are expected to pay roughly...
News Currents
UNITED STATES</P><P>Senior finance ministry officials from the powerful Group of Seven industrial nations are likely to meet in New York over the weekend to take stock of the deteriorating Soviet and world economies, G-7 sources said....
Painting Metaphors on Canvas
THE work of Hiroshi Asada presents us with painted metaphors of his life - interior and exterior - and, if we take the time to search for them, of our own lives. His paintings are engaging. They invite the eye to take pleasure in the elegantly painted...
Rare Note of Dissent Voiced on China Dam
IN a rare admission of internal friction, the leading state environmentalist in China has disclosed opposition to the construction of the world's largest dam.But Qu Geping, director of the State Environmental Protection Bureau, stopped short of condemning...
Rely on the Fed and Don't Panic, Former Advisers Say FIXING US ECONOMY
RELY primarily on the Federal Reserve System and an easier monetary policy to move the United States economy out of its present slump. But take various measures to boost the nation's long-term prospects for vigorous growth.Those are two suggestions for...
Reporters' Cookbook We Invited Monitor Writers, Editors, and Staff around the World to Send in Their Favorite, It-Wouldn't-Be-a-Holiday-without-It Recipes. Give Us the Time-Tested, Family Dishes to Share with Readers, We Said-And Say a Little about What They Mean to You. Here Is a Selection. A Holiday Recipe Dispatch
NEVER mind visions of sugarplums. The mouth-watering visions that dance in my head this time of year often center around a cranberry pudding that was introduced to our family three generations ago by relatives living in Wisconsin's cranberry country.My...
Reporters' Cookbook We Invited Monitor Writers, Editors, and Staff around the World to Send in Their Favorite, It-Wouldn't-Be-a-Holiday-without-It Recipes. Give Us the Time-Tested, Family Dishes to Share with Readers, We Said-And Say a Little about What They Mean to You. Here Is a Selection. A Holiday Recipe Dispatch
EVERY Christmas morning when I was growing up, our family would come downstairs and be met with the yeasty fragrance of Christmas rolls baking for breakfast. They were known variously as Christmas rolls or Wiebe rolls (after my maternal grandmother,...
Reporters' Cookbook We Invited Monitor Writers, Editors, and Staff around the World to Send in Their Favorite, It-Wouldn't-Be-a-Holiday-without-It Recipes. Give Us the Time-Tested, Family Dishes to Share with Readers, We Said-And Say a Little about What They Mean to You. Here Is a Selection. A Holiday Recipe Dispatch
AS with many families, our surname was Americanized when my grandfather emigrated from Germany. The grand-sounding name of Pietzch was suddenly reduced to a fruit. "Peach," wrote the immigration officers. But every Christmas, my mom takes us back to...
Reporters' Cookbook We Invited Monitor Writers, Editors, and Staff around the World to Send in Their Favorite, It-Wouldn't-Be-a-Holiday-without-It Recipes. Give Us the Time-Tested, Family Dishes to Share with Readers, We Said-And Say a Little about What They Mean to You. Here Is a Selection. A Holiday Recipe Dispatch
ALMOST by definition, an American is someone who either searches for the perfect apple pie or claims to have found it. I found this perfect apple pie at my future mother-in-law's home. Only after I asked for a third helping did she approve of my marriage...
Schools Can Improve If Funded Equally
LEGAL battles over disparities in education funding may do more to change education in the next decade than any of the current reform initiatives, according to a new report from the Educational Testing Service (ETS)."The State of Inequality" documents...
Soviet Central Asians Weigh Status outside Slav Commonwealth
RUSSIA, the Ukraine, and Byelorussia say their new commonwealth is open to all of the former Soviet republics, but some Central Asian officials fear their impoverished region will be left out of the new political arrangement.The development of a commonwealth...
Star Trek Makes A Last (?) Trip the Sixth Film, 'The Undiscovered Country' Is Pretty Familiar Territory
AT their best, the "Star Trek" movies cleverly mix Hollywood-style escapism with sly comments on life in our own century.The finest example was "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home," in which the starship Enterprise touched down on Earth for a first-hand encounter...
Summit Moves EC toward Union but Britain's Insistence on an 'Opt-Out' Clause Also Revives Prospects for Two-Speed Europe. EUROPEAN UNITY
THE European Community took substantial steps toward economic union and an eventual European defense at its summit here this week. But at the same time, the Community of 12 moved backward in ways that could spell trouble for the future.Facing an adamant...
The Case against a 'Quickie' Tax Cut in the US
THE politicians in Washington are about to belt us again. Having made a shambles - a bipartisan one - of economic policy, they are putting together a quick fix for what supposedly ails the economy. But they don't seem to have the foggiest notion of what...
The High Cost of Castle Upkeep Expensive Maintenance Challenges Preservation-Minded Owners of Britain's Stately Homes
MANY of Britain's stately homes, once in danger of becoming either museums or piles of rubble, are being saved by their private owners.But, oh, the cost.Restoring even the humblest castle means buying heavy lead eaves trough at as much as British pounds330...
Wary Maneuvers Launch Mideast Peace Talks amid Charges of Bad Faith, Arab and Israeli Negotiators Begin Talks after 43 Years of Strife
ARAB and Israeli negotiators finally arrived at the bargaining table this week, weighted down by the baggage of their bitter, 43-year conflict.As bilateral talks began Tuesday in Washington, representatives of Israel and its immediate Arab neighbors...
What Sony Electronics Can't Replace
WHEN they tore down the old Sixth Avenue elevated transit line in Manhattan in the late 1930s, E. B. White, the writer and essayist, already had left the city for a farm in Maine. But he had lived near the structure for years and had more reason than...