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 October 11, 1991

A Flotilla of Quincentenary Books Columbus's Voyages Are Explored by Writers Who Attempt to Explode Myths and Consider the Impact of His Arrival on Peoples in the New World
THE 300th and 400th anniversaries of Christopher Columbus's landfall in the Americas celebrated the man and his "discovery." If this year's quincentenary books are any indication, 1992 celebrations will be more sober.A strong revisionist current runs...
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Baker Peace Shuttle Departs Again but Uncertainties Persist over Makeup of Palestinian Delegation, Ongoing Israeli Settlements. MIDDLE EAST
AS Secretary of State James Baker III embarks tomorrow on his eighth trip to the Middle East since the end of the Gulf war, prospects for a long-sought Middle East peace conference appear brighter than ever."The chances look very good at this point,"...
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Brazil Readies for Pope Whose Mission Is Change Visit Aims to Curtail Liberation Theology, Growth of Evangelicals
POPE John Paul II arrives Saturday in Brazil for a 10-day visit with the world's largest Roman Catholic populace. The Pope himself initiated this visit with the intent of making a significant impact on Brazilian Catholics, church officials say.As the...
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Cable TV Steps out, So Cornell Alum Steps in to Air Games
VIEWERS who turn on their TV sets to see the Big Red of Cornell University battle their Ivy League rivals may tune in to more than just tackles and touchdowns.During commercial breaks they may see profiles of the school's student-athletes or Nobel Prize-winning...
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California Real Estate Crunch Puts Pressure on Bank Profits Golden State Banks Have a Hard Time Making a Profit Because a Sluggish Real Estate Market Has Boosted Bad Loans and Regulators Have Taken a Tougher Stance
IN several communities from here to San Diego, retail strip developments and covered malls are stalled in mid-assembly. In downtown Los Angeles, six new skyscrapers will soon add to a commercial vacancy rate already racing toward 30 percent. In the Antelope...
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CD Review 'Candide'; Leonard Bernstein and the London Symphony; Chorus & Orchestra; Deutsche Grammophon. A Smattering of Recent Releases Gives a Taste of Styles Ranging from Blues, Folk, Musical Theater, Classical, Rap, and Rock. the Writers Share 11 Compact Discs They Find Noteworthy
Leonard Bernstein's "Candide" has had a checkered history from its first Broadway incarnation in 1956. What started as a potentially brilliant satirical romp, with a book by Lillian Hellman, turned quickly into the leaden misfire that lasted only 73...
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CD Review Franck: 'Quintet in F Minor'; Liszt: 'Harmonies Poetiques et Religeuses'; Sviatoslav Richter and the Borodin Quartet; Philips. A Smattering of Recent Releases Gives a Taste of Styles Ranging from Blues, Folk, Musical Theater, Classical, Rap, and Rock. the Writers Share 11 Compact Discs They Find Noteworthy
There was a time, well into the 1960s, that Cesar Franck's music was readily available on records and in the concert halls. Today, performances are rarer, and this superb reading of the quintet is sure to win new friends for this composer's works.The...
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CD Review 'Having a Party with; Jonathan Richman'; Jonathan Richman; Rounder Records. A Smattering of Recent Releases Gives a Taste of Styles Ranging from Blues, Folk, Musical Theater, Classical, Rap, and Rock. the Writers Share 11 Compact Discs They Find Noteworthy
Jonathan Richman's place in rock-and-roll is the back-porch hootenanny.His voice is blunt and clumsy. His lyrics are silly if adroit. His guitar is burdened with bass-end twang. His band is likely to be whomever is around and whatever instruments are...
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CD Review 'Mr. Lucky'; John Lee Hooker; Pointblank. A Smattering of Recent Releases Gives a Taste of Styles Ranging from Blues, Folk, Musical Theater, Classical, Rap, and Rock. the Writers Share 11 Compact Discs They Find Noteworthy
Love and highways.If John Lee Hooker's new album is any indication, the passions of youth never find the off-ramp.In what may have been the spinoff of a Madison Square Garden tribute to Hooker last year, Robert Cray, Ry Cooder, Van Morrison, Carlos Santana,...
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CD Review 'On Every Street'; Dire Straits; Warner Bros. A Smattering of Recent Releases Gives a Taste of Styles Ranging from Blues, Folk, Musical Theater, Classical, Rap, and Rock. the Writers Share 11 Compact Discs They Find Noteworthy
After a six-year hiatus, Dire Straits has released "On Every Street." If you liked "Brothers in Arms the 1985 record that went platinum with its mega-hit "Money For Nothing you will be pleased with this new arrival.Here frontman Mark Knopfler and company...
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CD Review 'Roll the Bones'; Rush; Atlantic Records. A Smattering of Recent Releases Gives a Taste of Styles Ranging from Blues, Folk, Musical Theater, Classical, Rap, and Rock. the Writers Share 11 Compact Discs They Find Noteworthy
The raw, creative roughness of Rush's previous albums has given way to a more refined, slicker style of music."Roll the Bones" doesn't reach out and grab you right away, as their other releases did. The music has to grow on you. It bounces around in...
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College Sports and the NCAA Executive Director Dick Schultz Sizes Up the Progress of College Athletics Reform
IF Dick Schultz, the Johnny Appleseed of college athletic reform, is late for an appointment, he can't blame the airlines. A licensed pilot, the executive director the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) flies a Lear jet the association purchased...
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Discovering Columbus - Again
THE reader wanting to invest time and money in one good biography of Christopher Columbus to mark the 500th anniversary of his arrival in the New World will find Samuel Eliot Morison's 1941 book, Admiral of the Ocean Sea: A Life of Christopher Columbus,...
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End of Season Batting Statistics
NATIONAL LEAGUE Batting AverageTerry Pendleton, Atlanta, .319Hal Morris, Cincinnati, .318Tony Gwynn, San Diego, .317Veteran third baseman Terry Pendleton was a double league champion - in batting average and hits. His performance...
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First Year Is Tough, Say New Teachers
BY the end of their first year in a public-school classroom, many teachers have already lowered their expectations, according to a survey of new teachers released this week.The two-part survey polled graduates of teacher-preparation programs before they...
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Flags Flying
IT'S thrilling to see long-suppressed flags of newly freed countries flying again. Yet sometimes new freedoms have loosed old hostilities. Then flags become rallying points for conflict.Is there a standard that can transcend injurious divisions and...
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Harkin: Liberal Fire on the Prairie Populist Iowa Democrat Is Chasing President Bush with the Zeal and Energy of Mentor Harry Truman. US PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS
WHEN Robert Woodward showed his journalism class at Drake University a videotaped speech by presidential candidate Tom Harkin, the students divided sharply into two groups.Conservative members of the class "got quickly upset," says Professor Woodward,...
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Mexican Novelist Sees 1492 as 'A Year of Centuries'
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS'S vaunted place in American history may take a beating in the coming media blitz over the 500th anniversary of the epic voyage, warns Homero Aridjis, a leading Mexican novelist and poet."There's going to be lots of programs, lots...
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News Currents
ASIA AND THE PACIFIC</P><P>Vietnam will accept any boat people forced to return from camps in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia, the Hong Kong-based Asiaweek magazine quoted Prime Minister Vo Van Kiet as saying in an interview published yesterday.......
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On Brazil's Front Line, Priest Says Liberation Theology Is Still Basic to Helping the Poor
LIBERATION theology has lost ground in Brazil during Pope John Paul II's papacy, but many Roman Catholics still live by its principles, advocating social change based on biblical teaching."There is a lack of hope, of perspectives for the future," says...
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Opposition to Planned Mideast Peace Talks Roils Jordan
ISLAMIC fundamentalists here are strongly opposed to peace talks with Israel, posing a serious dilemma for King Hussein: whether to backtrack on the peace process or reverse Jordan's two-year-old democratization effort."Both options can lead to a catastrophe...
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Partners for a Head of Household
IN the fall, as a symbolic farewell to summer, my children and I build a bonfire in a small pit we've made from jagged quarry stone. My daughter and I carry wood down to the pit while my son tramps through the woods looking for the perfect roasting stick....
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Rags-to-Riches Stories Mark Baseball Year
THE 1991 baseball season may not be remembered for dominant individual performances, but it certainly produced more than its share of dramatic team efforts - topped by a pair of unprecedented rags-to-riches stories in Minnesota and Atlanta.From the standpoint...
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Restore Aristide, with Conditions
JEAN-BERTRAND ARISTIDE is not a democrat to his fingertips. But he is the democratically elected president of Haiti. If future generations of Haitian politicians are to be true democrats, committed to the rule of law and to genuinely democratic institutions...
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Samples of Columbus Reassessments by Revisionist Writers
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS is a hero to some, a villain to others, and the rightness or wrongness of what he accomplished, of what he began but could never have foreseen, will always be left to the differing judgments of those whose lives he enhanced and those...
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Settlers Confidently Put Down Roots in Occupied Lands A New Jewish Community Looks to a Burgeoning Forerunner and Sees the Future - a Letter from the West Bank
LAST April, when a militant group of Jewish settlers suddenly descended on this rocky hillside, the name they chose for their town gave a clear indication of their intentions. "Revava" comes from the Jewish equivalent of the blessing "be fruitful and...
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Sexual Harassment: Little Understood, Frequent POLITICS AND JUSTICE
WHEN Judge Clarence Thomas and law professor Anita Hill appear today before the Senate Judiciary Committee, at issue will be an offense that is widely alleged but little understood, particularly by men.Since the debate on sexual harassment burst onto...
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Split Develops in Russian Government Disputes over Union Treaty and Tough Economic Choices Paralyze Soviet Union's Largest Republic
RUSSIAN President Boris Yeltsin returned to the capital yesterday to find Russia's parliament and government in a state of disarray.The discord at the White House, as the Russian Parliament is known, has effectively paralyzed the republic's attempts...
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Suspended Nomination
THE Senate has correctly deferred its vote a week on the confirmation of Clarence Thomas as a Supreme Court justice. The Senate Judiciary Committee will review allegations of sexual harassment made against Thomas by a woman lawyer.Thomas's confirmation...
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The Lifestyle Excesses of Students
Regarding the article "Dorms Designed to Lure Students," Sept. 9: A sizable number of colleges and universities have had spaces available for several years, often in spite of such sophisticated new dormitory designs. Some residence halls have been converted...
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The Lobsterman Who Caught a Big One
ENTICED by a sudden desire, my executive chef returned from the weekly shopping expedition with an imported delicacy of great price, and to excuse this extravagance she said, "They come high, but I must have 'em."Along our part of the Maine coast this...
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Ukraine Defies Attempts at Soviet Unity
THE other day US Ambassador Robert Strauss sat down with Ukrainian leader Leonid Kravchuk to settle what seemed a minor issue - finding a building for the recently opened US consulate in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev. "His answer to me was, 'We're looking...
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Will Soviet Ruble Become Rubble?
JOHN WILLIAMSON doesn't claim to be a prophet. Ask for his predictions on the economic future of the Soviet empire and the reply is, "I don't know."But together with another economist, Oleh Havrylyshyn, Mr. Williamson has drawn up three possible scenarios:1....
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