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 July 1, 1991

Beyond the Pro-Family Rhetoric
THE family may be the most sacred rhetorical subject in the United States. The public attitude is always three cheers for the family. But when the time comes to convert cheers into cash, the crowd often melts away.Turning applauding onlookers into a...
Corn Growers Seek Mandate for Ethanol but the Oil Industry and Environmentalists, Who Say the Corn-Based Fuel Increases Ozone, Are Fighting It
'THE only way we are going to get American oil companies to use gasohol is to mandate its use," declares Jerome Joyce, an Illinois corn grower who is also a state senator.A bill he introduced last month aimed to do just that: Over 11 years, gasoline...
Cutting Pollution at the Source
THE Resource Conservation and Recovery Act - the federal law that regulates hazardous waste - has fostered little conservation or recovery. Not that it hasn't had a major impact on environmental quality. But it has done so by strictly regulating waste...
'Dangerous' Subjects for A Serious Painter
'DON'T think I'm ever the kind of painter who's going to do heroic themes, or social comment... ," says Scottish artist Elizabeth Blackadder.Some admirers of her work - and she has achieved one of those pervasive, persistently growing reputations in...
Direct-Selling Industry Enjoys More Sales with Extra Salespeople as More People Look for Ways to Earn Extra Income during the Recession, They Are Joining Companies That Sell Products Door-to-Door or through Home Parties
LOIS BALLARD of Ogema, Minn., found she couldn't make a living as a dairy farmer. So five years ago she joined Watkins, a direct-selling business, and began peddling a diverse line of products ranging from spices to health-care products to barbecue sauce."We've...
EC Deals with Crisis, Unity Plans despite Focus on Yugoslavia, Summit Moves to Wrap Up Talks on Economic and Political Union
EUROPEAN Community summits have an uncanny way of being disrupted by international crises.Predictions that the past weekend's summit here would be an uneventful stock-taking of the EC's current negotiations for greater political and economic integration...
From Preppie Pranks to Yucks for Bucks
IT'S noon at "The Simpsons," time to get silly - er, busy.The coffee table in the middle of the story room is covered with potato chips, sodas, pencils, and reams of paper. The writers relax on the couches, laughing, teasing each other, waiting for the...
Keep the Pressure on Pakistan's Bomb Program
THIS month, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will consider the president's foreign aid request for fiscal year 1992. Regrettably, the president's package deletes an important nuclear-nonproliferation provision that affects Pakistan. In the wake...
Kenya's Moi Resists African Tide of Change
WHILE political change comes to more and more African states, Kenya's president is standing firm on the issue of one-party rule.In the Congo, pro-multiparty supporters have stripped President Denis Sassou-Nguesso of most of his powers. At a national...
KGB Thrives in 'New' Russia
HAS perestroika changed the most oppressive tool of the Soviet Communist Party, the KGB? As a former KGB officer, I believe that the answer is "yes but not for the better.The "Committee for State Security" is much more than an intelligence service. Imagine...
Marshall Had Special Role on US High Court
ON some key questions of legal rights - such as abortion and free speech - the conservative lock on the United States Supreme Court appears likely to become a little stronger next year.But the greatest significance of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall's...
Mayor's Race Expected to Heat Up Ex-District Attorney and Ex-Mayor Face off over Privatizing City Services; Law-and-Order Issues. PHILADELPHIA CAMPAIGN
PHILADELPHIA is quiet. Almost too quiet.The local mayor's race has a case of the summer doldrums. The city's financial mess - once a topic of national interest - grinds on in obscurity.This calm is temporary, political and financial experts say. They...
New Competition at Grocery Checkout
IT'S hardly surprising that New York's Public Development Corporation, a city business agency, wants to develop a huge supermarket on a city-owned site in East Harlem.Local residents insist they need a modern store, saying they are dependent on smaller...
New 'Scorecards' for Measuring Prosperity
EVERYWHERE in the world economies are quickly changing. So measuring their performance is getting harder. The speed-up is leaving most statisticians in the dust as new social goals, new categories of products and services, and new views of wealth and...
Peace Makes Progress on Korean Peninsula Bush, South Korean President Roh to Meet amid Signs Democracy Is Taking Root, North-South Tensions Easing
WHEN President Bush and South Korean President Roh Tae Woo met for the first time, in Seoul in 1989, conversation ranged from the state of South Korean democracy (bad) to US-Korean trade relations (worse). Thirty miles north, the heavily fortified border...
Religious Freedom Legislation Could Snag on Abortion Controversy
CONGRESSIONAL efforts are moving slowly to overturn a ruling by the United States Supreme Court last year that weakened the Constitution's protection of the free exercise of religion. But even proponents admit it won't be easy. The primary problem: The...
Soweto 'Spazas Fuel Economic Revolution' in South Africa's Black Townships, Residents Do a Brisk Business Running Home-Based Stores
AS the thick smoke from countless coal fires meets the dusk, Thomas Serumula's tiny grocer shop becomes a focus of activity in Soweto's Mofolo neighborhood.Residents from the surrounding streets don't even glance at the more formal corner store with...
The Movie 'Thelma & Louise' Isn't Just about Trashing Men FILM: COMMENTARY
'THELMA & Louise" has sparked both reaction and overreaction among film critics. The movie has been both attacked and defended as a feminist outlaw tale, eliciting comparison with "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (1969) and "Bonnie and Clyde" (1967).The...
To Have a House
'OH, to have a little house/To own the hearth and stool and all!' lamented Irish poet-playwright Padraic Column in "An Old Woman of the Roads."Owning a home confers a sense of stability, security, and identity, a feeling of belonging to a place. And,...
Tokyo Stock Scandal Angers Small Investors, but May Spur Few Reforms
AFTERSHOCKS from Japan's stock scandal two weeks ago appear likely to have some impact on efforts to reform the market. But it remains to be seen whether such reforms will be more than cosmetic.The presidents of Japan's largest and third-largest brokerage...
Turning to God
YEARS ago I had an experience that reminded me of the effectiveness of humbly turning to God for help.I had awakened after spending a restless night struggling with an earache. I prayed but I felt alone and unable to feel God's presence, although I...
Unity-Builder in South Africa Former Politician Has Become a Key Mediator in His Country's Bitter Ethnic and Political Drama. OSCAR DUMISANI DHLOMO
OSCAR DUMISANI DHLOMO is at the cutting edge of this country's striving for a national identity and a democratic order based on political tolerance and reconciliation.As founder and chairman of the recently established Institute for Multi-Party Democracy,...
UN Warns Iraq on Attempts to Conceal Nuclear Capacity
THE United Nations Security Council has warned Iraq that an international inspection team must be given immediate access to undeclared equipment that may have been used to produce weapons-grade enriched uranium.Any recurrence of three incidents last...
US Unions Step over Rio Grande Free Trade Prompts New Organizing Effort Aimed at Mexico's Maquiladora Plants Series: BUSINESS ON THE BORDER. US-Mexico Free Trade. Part 3 of a 4-Part Series
SINGLE mother Felipe Perez is enjoying putting the squeeze on El Paso businessman Andre Diaz.After 16 years toiling in sweatshops here and across the border in Ciudad Juarez (where she lives), Ms. Perez figures it's time to balance the ledger. So three...
Yugoslav Actions Dim Prospects for Negotiations Army Moves in Slovenia Raise Doubts about Federal Control of Military
A THREE-DAY emotional rollercoaster for the Slovene people took another precipitous turn downward yesterday as the Yugoslav military took matters into its own hands.The military sent jets over this tiny Alpine region yesterday, after the independence-minded...