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 April 6, 1992

Abstract Landscapes Gone Surreal
PAUL NASH'S life (1889-1946) was hardly unique in spanning two world wars and extending, in art terms, from late Victorian symbolism to the impassioned avant-garde polarities of the 1930s, abstraction and surrealism. What is specially intriguing is that...
A Health Plan for America Arming People with Tax Breaks and Free Choice, We Could Have Health-Care Benefits That Are Competitively Priced and Are Portable from Job to Job
IN January the Resolution Trust Corp. (RTC), the agency that handles failed savings and loans, closed Perpetual Savings Bank in the Washington, D.C., area. The RTC previously had taken over or closed nearly 100 other thrift institutions, employing more...
Art vs. Obscenity - Drawing Distinctions
Pornography is in the news again. In Congress, the proposed Pornography Victims Compensation Act is under discussion. Massachusetts legislators are considering similar antipornography laws that would allow anyone harmed by pornography to sue the producers....
A Semi-Success Story
HEAVY industry isn't quite as moribund in the United States as one might conclude from listening to today's political rhetoric. The steel industry, for one, has made notable strides toward greater efficiency and better management.In terms of the man...
Brown, Clinton Feel Political Bite in Big Apple Californian Hopes for Large Black Turnout While Rival Looks to Boost from Jewish Voters
IT'S "must win" time for Bill Clinton, but new problems are dogging the Arkansas governor on the eve of tomorrow's New York presidential primary.Unless Mr. Clinton carries the Empire State, his drive for the Democratic nomination "could begin to unravel,"...
Clothes Don't Make the Man, but Maybe the Candidate
PRESIDENTIAL candidates this year have been as clothes conscious as a layout in Gentlemen's Quarterly - or Rolling Stone, depending on what image they think the voters are looking for.The "take no prisoners" journalist Patrick Buchanan announced his...
Dancing on the Edge
MOST ballet companies lean heavily on a traditional repertory. After all, audiences expect to have their ballet memories reaffirmed and to experience the vicarious weightlessness and ease that classics like "Swan Lake," "Sleeping Beauty," and "Giselle"...
Directors Set April 15 Cutoff for Cable Sale Serious Negotiations Are under Way; Church Financial Obligations to Be Met
THE Christian Science Board of Directors yesterday announced that serious negotiations for the sale of The Monitor Channel will continue up to April 15. If a new buyer is not found the channel will be closed by that date.The Monitor Channel is the church's...
Discount Mall Is Shopping Magnet Some 3,000 Charter Buses a Year, from Hundreds of Miles around, Flock to Potomac Mills
DESPITE the depressed economy in the blue-collar steel-mill town of Youngstown, Ohio, the George KU charter company is having no problem packing its motor coaches with weekend vacationers.On most Fridays after work, all 10 of the company's coaches growl...
Dismantling Nukes: As Serious a Task as Building Them
FEW if any of the millions of people who pressed for nuclear disarmament over the past four decades ever imagined that the fulfillment of their fondest dream would reveal a long-suppressed nightmare of environmental damage. But what the bomb has wrought...
Forests and People - Victims in Burma
TEAK and other hardwoods that the West and Japan import from Thailand are tainted on two counts. First, most of the trees come from Burma, where Thai companies log without forestry regulations. They will, within three or four years, permanently destroy...
Let Markets Allocate Water - with Brakes
THE Reclamation Era has ended in the West. We can no longer rely on the federal government to build new reservoirs to meet growing demands, which are primarily urban and environmental uses.Instead, water to meet new demands will have to come from reallocating...
Microsoft, IBM Race for Market Who Has the Operating System of the Future?
MICROSOFT Corporation starts shipping new computer software today that will compete directly with its former partner and patron, International Business Machines Corporation. Mighty IBM began selling its own new software last week.The showdown is important...
Northwest Fishing Industry Seeks to Preserve Species, Way of Life
BILL and Bonnie McKnight never planned it this way, but their life and their livelihood have become part of the fight to save endangered species.The McKnights are commercial fishermen, and have been for nearly 20 years. They fish the Pacific out of Astoria,...
On Being A Lighthouse Keeper
NOT too long ago, I saw an exhibit of award-winning photographs from around the world. Many were deeply moving, but the one that caught my attention and drew me back to it was from France. It showed a lighthouse almost totally engulfed in waves that...
On the Origins of Freedom History Center Credits English Lawmakers with Solidifying Concept
WHERE did freedom come from?This may seem an ineffable question, like wondering where air originated. But the idea of freedom was not a product of nature that lay waiting for humans to pick up. People invented it, and in this era of freedom triumphant...
`Othello' Gets a Face Lift the Orson Welles Classic Tops the List of Restored Films Making the Rounds
WILL home video eventually drive theatrical moviegoing out of existence?Not by the current evidence, it won't. Even as the videocassette market continues to thrive, a large number of movie theaters are managing to stay in business very nicely.In addition...
Palestinians' Hopes Dwindle as Peace Looks Elusive as Ever Tougher Israeli Practices and Lack of Results from Talks Deepen Pessimism
SUFFERING the same hardships of occupation as ever, and frustrated by their leaders' failure to achieve results after four rounds of negotiations with Israel, Palestinians in the occupied territories are losing most of their faith in the peace process.This...
Russian City Starts Model Program Western Economists Hope Success of Privatization Effort Will Encourage Other Cities
DURING the years of Soviet power this ancient Russian city on the Volga River was shrouded in secrecy, sealed off from the outside world because of its high concentration of defense-related industry.Now, this city of 1.4 million inhabitants finds itself...
Schools and Justice
THE US Supreme Court last week unanimously gave school districts greater leeway to challenge desegregation orders. Does this mean the court is abandoning the principles laid down in its landmark 1954 case, Brown vs. Board of Education?Not necessarily....
Science Becomes Elementary Fun A Low-Budget Learning Center in Needham, Mass., Is a Leader in Putting a Friendly Face on Science Education
`SMUDGY the Polluter, that's my name. People call me that, 'cause pullutin's my game."Kindergartners through fifth-graders start snapping their fingers."I dirty up the earth and I don't care, but my favorite thing to do is to dirty up the air!"So raps...
The Syllabics of Courtship A Poetic Profile
AS a Welsh expatriate looking across the Atlantic to my homeland in these turbulent times, my thought is taken back to an earlier period of this century when, against a bleak background of slag heaps and slate-roofed cottages, the frequent interplay...
US to Crack Down on Japanese Cartels That Hurt Exporters
IN a marked shift of trade policy, with Japan as an obvious target, the United States is making it easier for prosecutors to take foreign firms to court if they block US business in their home markets.This decision, announced by the Justice Department...
US Waste-Dump Proposals Bring Protests from Mexico
MEXICAN opposition to three proposed hazardous waste dumps in Texas is raising embarrassing questions about United States compliance with a 1983 international treaty and an avowed goal of cleaning up the polluted border region.Coming amid the charged...
Voter Anger Boosts Brown in Wisconsin Poll Gives Brown Lead, but Support Is Seen as Discontent with `Establishment,' Not Endorsement of His Policies
THREE days before Wisconsin's presidential primary, house painter Nick Weber is watching a college basketball game on television."Brown," he says. "I just can't take Bush anymore and Clinton seems too phony."That tired-of-the-establishment sentiment...
Wall Street Watches Corporate Earnings
WALL Street is preoccupied with corporate profits these days.Analysts and investors are awaiting the release by major United States corporations of their first quarter earnings reports in the next few weeks. Because of weakness in the economy, these...
Will There Be a Civil War in South Africa?
In the Opinion page article "De Klerk Will Win His Gamble," March 12, the author was right in predicting a "yes" vote, but the problem the South African government must deal with now is right-wing white extremism. I see a right-wing white revolution...
Winnie Mandela: Focus of Controversy Nelson Mandela Stands at a Crucial Point in Negotiations for Political Reform in South Africa, but New Allegations against His Wife Threaten to Damage Both the ANC and Its President
ALMOST a year after Winnie Mandela, wife of African National Congress President Nelson Mandela, received a six-year jail sentence for her role in the kidnapping and assault of four black youths, she is again the center of controversy and facing new allegations...
Witty Indian Film Incites Complaints FILM: INTERVIEW
`FOR various reasons," says Indian screenwriter Arundhati Roy, "the third world is not allowed to laugh at itself, or in general." That's why, she explains, her new film "Electric Moon" has received such a divided response here.At the Bangalore International...
Yeltsin Rallies Support, Moves to Placate Critics Premier Pledges to Ease Impact of Reforms on Industry and the People
RUSSIAN President Boris Yeltsin rallied supporters around the banner of radical reform yesterday, but said a strategic retreat in some areas was needed to soften the impact of the austerity measures on the population."Only one avenue of advance has the...