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 August 20, 1991

American Losers in Gulf War US Businesses with Claims against Iraq Are Being Ignored by Washington
WHILE American soldiers won a decisive military victory over Iraq last March, US businesses lost big. Iraq's repudiation of its commercial obligations cost American firms millions of dollars, even as our troops returned home triumphant. US creditors...
Arab Boycotts Are an Obstacle to Peace
THE Arab boycott began before the creation of the State of Israel and has from the outset been both anti-Jewish and anti-Israel. In 1945, following the defeat of the Nazi powers, the Arab League announced that "Jewish products and manufactured goods...
Before Elvis, Cordell Jackson Rock-and-Rolled 'Em in Memphis Something of a Novelty, She Has Appeared on 'Letterman' and MTV
WEARING a pink ballroom gown and neatlycoifed hair, Cordell Jackson hardly looks the type to wail on an electric guitar.But the 68-year-old live wire has her own ideas about music and how to crank out songs "that'll really burn ya."Mrs. Jackson is believed...
Bush Snubs Operation Rescue Leaders
THE defiant anti-abortion group Operation Rescue came to President Bush's summer hometown on a self-described mission from God, but it was unable to land a meeting with the most powerful man on Earth.Mr. Bush refused to interrupt his month-long vacation...
Chinese Hard-Liners Welcome Soviet Ouster Internal Party Documents Say Gorbachev Is 'Traitor' to Communism. SOVIET CRISIS
CHINA'S Communist regime is likely to use Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev's ouster as a vindication of hard-line policies adopted since the June 4, 1989, Tiananmen crackdown, Chinese officials say.But despite potential ideological gains for Chinese...
Cornell Orientation Includes a Play on Race and Ethics
CORNELL UNIVERSITY in Ithaca, N.Y., is tailoring its freshman orientation this fall to offer more than just a cheery "welcome to campus."All 3,000 incoming freshman are being encouraged to attend a theater production of "Miss Evers' Boys."The play is...
East Europe Braces for Fallout from Soviet Coup Renewed Threat Seen as Reviving Unity within Divided Countries
LET'S hope the Soviets are preoccupied with their own problems and don't have time to fiddle in our affairs," says Peter Molnar, a Hungarian parliament deputy."We're lucky, at least we have no Soviet troops left in our country," comments a Czechoslovak...
European Community and NATO Move to Review Soviet Policies
THE European Community will hold an emergency meeting in The Hague today to settle on an EC response to Mikhail Gorbachev's ouster. NATO has also called an emergency meeting in Brussels today.The EC ministers are expected to come down hard - at least...
Gorbachev Ouster Casts Shadow over US-Soviet Rapprochement
THE Soviet coup early yesterday morning strikes a dangerous blow to the deepening American relationship with the Soviet Union.That relationship had become strongly centered on President Mikhail Gorbachev who, although no longer the banner-carrier for...
Guam Lobbies for US Base to Close Island Officials Want to Use Naval Station to Expand Airport, but US Navy Is Unenthusiastic. 'AVIATION GHOST TOWN'
FROM the air, Guam is shaped like a bow tie. The knot is the United States Naval Air Station, Agana. Now, many residents of Guam would like to untie the knot.In fact, on Sept. 1, when President Bush announces his final recommendation for base closures,...
Israeli Leaders Hope Coup Will Not Shift Soviet Foreign Policy
FEARS for the future of Middle East peace and concern that Soviet Jews might now be trapped in the Soviet Union haunted Jerusalem yesterday, in the wake of Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev's dramatic overthrow.Israeli officials took solace in the new...
Manufacturing in Small Batches Companies Are Investing in Flexible Production Systems to Cope Better with Changing Products, Markets Series: MANUFACTURING: THE COMPETITIVE EDGE. Part 2 of a 3-Part Series. First of Two Articles Appearing Today
PLANT manager Bob Madden stands atop a catwalk overlooking General Electric Company's "factory of the future."Most of the "managing," however, is done by an antenna nearby. Radio signals traverse the air in this football-field-size plant, coordinating...
Max and the Midnight Naturalist
LIKE his mother's sweet pea vines, Max was hanging limp in the heat of middle August. During the summer, his sixth-grade year slipped quietly behind him as seventh grade rolled up on the horizon - a huge, empty cloud ready to swallow him up. It is time,...
New Settlers, More Tourists Challenge an Ecosystem in the Galapagos Islands, One of the Few Pristine Places Left on Earth, People and Pollution Have Not Yet Spoiled the Land, Creatures, and Water Series: ECOTOURISM. SURVIVAL OF THE GALAPAGOS. Part 2 of a 4-Part Series
IT was a used tea bag tossed carelessly overboard after lunch. It drifted slowly away from the tour boat anchored in sparkling blue water. On the starboard side, several people saw it and pointed with concern. "I wonder who did that?" someone said in...
New Soviet Leaders Seek to Tighten Hold Party Hard-Liners Thwart Signing of Union Treaty
MIKHAIL GORBACHEV, the father of perestroika, was ousted as president yesterday before he could lay the foundation for a new Soviet Union that would forever alter the national power structure.A state of emergency has been imposed in key areas of the...
Official Report on Gorbachev Dismissal
FOLLOWING is the full text of a report published yesterday by the official news agency Tass announcing the imposition of a state of emergency in some parts of the Soviet Union. The Tass report quoted a statement from the Soviet leadership:The Soviet...
Quincy Shipyard Stirs, Giving Impetus to Bay State Recovery
AMID the decrepit buildings and rusted equipment of the long-quiet Fore River Shipyard stands the 600-foot supply ship SS Wright. Ship-repair workers wearing hard hats have recently broken a five-year silence here.Cranes swing heavy barrels overhead,...
Stateless Bedoons Are Shut out of Kuwait Thousands Trapped in Bleak Desert Camp, as Iraq and Kuwait Trade Charges
IN most countries recovering from occupation by a powerful enemy, people like Sabah Ibrahim al-Khalaf would be considered heroes.A noted artist and former clerk in Kuwait's Interior Ministry, Mr. Ibrahim made drawings used on underground leaflets by...
The Classroom versus the Field of Dreams
FOR viewers of the Bill Cosby show, the success story is not that they are seeing a black doctor and a black lawyer but a black showbiz superstar - Cosby himself.For viewers of Spike Lee's "Jungle Fever," the success story is not that the black man happens...
The Golden Rule and the Glass of Milk
NOT long after moving into a new apartment, I met the person who lived across the hall--a very friendly, earnest young woman who told me she'd recently "discovered" the Bible. She was eager to discuss Scriptural passages, and we had some interesting...
THE WORLD FROM... Bonn Germans Are Stunned by Loss of Ally, Brace for Renewed Immigrant Flow after Hard-Liners Oust Gorbachev
FOR the Germans, who had more riding on the success of Soviet leader Michael Gorbachev than any other West European country, his sudden removal is devastating news.Chancellor Helmut Kohl broke off his vacation in Austria yesterday and rushed back to...
Wilder and the Liberals
IS all this criticism being heaped on the head of Virginia's governor, L. Douglas Wilder, what it seems to be?Is it that Governor Wilder talks too loosely and irresponsibly and that, as some of his critics allege, he is a bit zany? Or could the source...