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 June 24, 1992

ANC Decries Military `Plan' to Keep Power
THE African National Congress said on June 23 it had unearthed a "chilling" military plan being pursued by the government to retain power.An ANC statement said the objective was to weaken its power base by using military dirty tricks to perpetuate violence...
A Small Town Eyes the Candidates
ASIDE from a few bumper stickers for George Bush, the only other public evidence of presidential politics here in heartland Republican Smethport {population 1800} is nailed to one of the trees on Main Street.Jack Wilson hammered it there with political...
A Software Path to Learning Languages
SO you don't speak French like a diplomat. Your German is nonexistent. The high-school textbook promised "Spanish Without Tears." But you cried anyway.Now, you're hankering to speak a foreign language again. Your home computer can help. A new generation...
Black St. Paul Mother Reacts to Court's Ruling
LAURA Jones awoke two years ago to find a cross burning in her yard. She has difficulty accepting a United States Supreme Court decision striking down the hate crime law used to prosecute those responsible."I understand how we want personal rights and...
Brazil's Collor Faces Charges of Corruption, Calls to Resign BRAZILIAN DEMOCRACY
AS investigations of alleged corruption by family and friends of President Fernando Collor de Mello get ever closer to the leader himself, the scandal threatens the future of Brazil's emerging democracy.Parallel probes by Congress, the federal police,...
Chronology
August 1960: Chad gains independence from France, Francois Tombalbaye, leader of the Chad Progressive Party (PPT) becomes president. He bans all opposition parties before the first constitution is put in place in 1962. 1965:Full-scale rebellion breaks...
Clinton Makes Strong Pitch to Mid-America Arkansan's Criticism of Sister Souljah Seems to Have Strengthened His Mainstream Appeal
LONG ago, when the Vietnam war was dividing the United States and inflation was robbing workers' pocketbooks, much of Middle America abandoned the Democratic Party. Bill Clinton now is trying to win it back.The Arkansas governor, addressing the concerns...
Driver of Cabs, Weaver of Stories
IT'S easy to find a taxi late at night on the 1100 block of 15th Street.Lined with the massive Washington Post building on one side and the posh Madison Hotel on the other, the six-lane road bustles with blue delivery trucks stacked with newspapers,...
Fans Flock to Nashville to See Stars despite Country Music's New Sound, Which Aims to Attract Younger Folks, Longtime Fans Gather to Rave over Favorites
THREE generations of women stood or sat in metal folding chairs outside a livestock exhibition hall of the Tennessee State Fairgrounds, cameras poised.They were waiting to catch a glimpse of "Garth" (Brooks), or "Vince" (Gill), "Billy Ray" (Cyrus), but...
For Slovaks, Cost of Split with Czechs Will Be High Slovakia's Heavy Industrial Base Exacts Political and Economic Toll
IN the short term, a divorce between the Czechs and Slovaks will hurt both parties.But in the long run, say observers of the region, the Czechs are likely to adjust successfully and attract Western investment with economic reforms and by priming their...
French Policy Shift Seen as Bid to Avoid Military Backlash
FRANCE'S recent decision to drop its call for a national conference in Chad marks its most significant policy shift in Africa since it began urging democratic reforms in French-speaking Africa in 1989, senior French sources in the region say.The decision...
Greeks Unite in Opposition to Independent Macedonia If the World Permits a Republic of `Macedonia,' Greece Worries That It Could Lead to a Balkan War, Drawing in Turkey and Bulgaria
IN central Athens, posters taped to light poles declare "Macedonia is Greek!," and English-language handbills in restaurants and hotels give visitors a portrait of ancient Macedonia's heroic Alexander the Great and his place in Greek history.Farther...
Kenyan Drought Begins to Attract International Aid
FROM a low-flying military helicopter, the view of lush green farms in central Kenya slowly gives way to the north's rocky, sandy landscape, scorched by a drought whose victims have been mostly ignored for nearly two years."We've lost almost all our...
Libya and Sudan Extend Influence
RELATIONS between Chad and Libya have steadily improved under the government of Idriss Deby, opening the door for an influx of finance from the north and radical Islamic ideas from Sudan.This has created a potentially divisive situation for the Deby...
New Thai Premier Accommodates Military Many Thais Worry That Anand's Evolutionary Approach Will Deprive the Country of Its Best Opportunity to Curb the Armed Forces
PRIME Minister Anand Panyarachun says he will focus on Thailand's political development, but so far he appears to be side-stepping what many call the major obstacle to greater democratization here - the military and its influence throughout society.At...
No to Superstition!
IN films and books, superstitious people are often portrayed as ignorant or foolish. Yet sometimes those of us who think we know better find superstition filling us with anxiety and fear.The basis of such fears is ignorance that is assuaged by gaining...
Perot's Candidacy Will at Least Make It Interesting
THE prospective candidacy of Ross Perot has the potential for turning this year's presidential election into one of the most interesting of the century. It also will have the effect of raising important questions about the way we conduct our national...
Ross Perot as Master of the Media His Proposed Electronic Town Halls Could Become the Means for High-Tech Demagogy
ROSS PEROT'S mastery of television raises questions whether a would-be President Perot would use television to serve as tribune of the people or misuse it as demagogue of an electronic mob. At present, questions about Perot's stands on specific issues,...
S. Africa's Extremity
VIOLENCE seems to have gained the upper hand in South Africa for now. The June 18 attack on the township of Boipatong, during which at least 40 residents were brutally massacred, brought to a boil the frustrations of the country's black majority.African...
Selling Childhood
IN Zimbabwe, children as young as seven work on tobacco and cotton plantations.In Indonesia, children in light-bulb factories work from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. six days a week, earning the equivalent of $3 a week.In India, more than 1 million children work...
Storm Forecasting Goes Hi-Tech New Data-Gathering Equipment Improves Forecasting Accuracy
FOUR meteorologists pore over screens showing satellite images of the United States in a room where computers and lights are on 24 hours a day, seven days a week. With the flick of a mouse or touch of a button on the computer, they zoom in on various...
THE WORLD FROM.Wellington New Zealand, Pleased with a US Decision to Take Nuclear Weapons off Its Ships, Considers Rejoining an Old Alliance
IN commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the landing of United States troops to defend New Zealand, The Wellington Operatic Society has been performing "We'll Meet Again" and other songs from the 1940s this month.Whether US and New Zealand forces...
Tribalism and Transition the Desert Republic of Chad Is a Strategic Crossroads between the Islamic States of North Africa and Former Colonies of France. Foreign Influences Complicate an Already Troubled Move toward Democracy
EIGHTEEN months after Col. Idriss Deby toppled Chadian dictator Hissein Habre and promised democratic reforms in this West African desert state, the transition process remains bogged down in tribal disputes.An attempted coup June 18 has now unleashed...
Turkmenistan Ripe for Capitalism but Poor Infrastructure, Lack of Hard Currency Slow Development of Its Rich Resources
SOME are already calling it the new Kuwait. A country the size of France with a population less than that of Paris, Turkmenistan in former Soviet Central Asia is almost 85 percent desert. Road and rail links are minimal, telecommunications primitive.But...
United Jerusalem - a Catalyst for Peace
AS Israel this month celebrates the 25th anniversary of a united Jerusalem, the Bush administration should look anew at the Jerusalem "experiment" and its impact on Israeli-Palestinian relations, and utilize it as a catalyst for a breakthrough in the...
US Supreme Court Decision Puts Tight Limit on `Hate Speech' Laws
THE legality of "hate speech" regulations throughout the United States is open to doubt after a Supreme Court decision June 22 in a Minnesota cross-burning case.The court used a surprisingly wide broom to sweep away a St. Paul city ordinance against...
Weather Service Modernizes Field Offices
BY the late 1990s when the National Weather Service (NWS) completes its modernization program, its field offices will have undergone a major technological face lift.The program, which Congress approved in 1989, includes revamping the present local- weather-forecasting...
Where Shops and Parks Meet
I found the Opinion page column "Savoring the Cityscape - Then and Now," June 3, very interesting. However, there is at least one notable exception to the statement that "Would-be shopping streets facing parks tend not to work..." - Princes Street, Edinburgh.With...
Why Tokyo Isn't Aiding Moscow - Yet
NEXT month at the Group of Seven summit in Munich, the world's major industrialized nations are expected to confirm a much needed $24 billion aid package for Russia. There are real concerns about Boris Yeltsin's ability to implement reforms. His country...
Young Republics Play Waiting Game over New Currencies
A TENSE guessing game is developing among the republics of the former Soviet Union. Each republic plans to introduce a national currency, but none wants to be seen as the first to ditch the ruble.Uzbekistan has already printed its own currency, the soum....