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 December 7, 1992

A Rhodes Scholar Reaches the Top
IF Cecil Rhodes, the great 19th-century entrepreneur, buccaneer, and imperial dreamer were around today, he'd be grinning. He wanted one of the "boys" to become president of the United States and, finally, Bill Clinton has.Although modern generations...
Art of the Americas Links Ancient Cultures the Art Institute of Chicago Hosts a Comprehensive Exhibit That Yields Clues to Patterns in Pre-Columbian Societies
A GIANT wall map greets visitors to "The Ancient Americas: Art From Sacred Landscapes" exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago. The map begins in the southwestern United States, curves down along Mexico and Central America, and ends at South America's...
Art of the World's `Central Park'
IN 1864, a hyperbolic headline in the New York Times described the area where I live as the "Central Park of the World." This area had been an unmapped, nameless wilderness of about 6 million square miles in northeastern New York State. It had been trod...
Clean Up the Puppy Trade
EVER wonder what makes that cute, sad-eyed puppy in the window so sad?Canadian animal authorities think they know. Agriculture Canada, the Canadian equivalent of the United States Department of Agriculture, has drafted a set of strict regulations to...
Clinton Set to Honor Politically Sensitive Commitments Pledges Were Made on Homosexuals in Military, Haitian Refugees, and Clinics That Counsel Women on Abortion
NEWLY elected presidents are usually advised to get divisive issues out of the way early so voters have time to work through their anger before going to the polls again. Bill Clinton may have taken that bit of advice to heart. At his first post-election...
Clinton's Foreign-Aid Strategy
The article "Nations Make Progress In Helping Children," Nov. 24, is a welcome reminder of the nearly forgotten World Summit for Children in 1990. We have the opportunity in the Clinton administration to incorporate the summit's goals as central to the...
Clinton Team Faces Test in Forming New Policy on Haiti HAITI'S POLITICAL STALEMATE
PRESIDENT-ELECT Clinton promised during his campaign to change the Bush administration policy that summarily returns Haitian boat people to their Caribbean nation without immigration hearings.Recent reports show that many Haitians are taking Mr. Clinton...
Clinton Wants to Keep Down-Home Image but History Shows That Pressing the Flesh as President Is Difficult Due to Security Reasons and Demands on Time
LAST week brought the news that President-elect Clinton is planning a people's inaugural - complete with a bus trip from Thomas Jefferson's Monticello in Charlottesville, Va., to Washington and a White House open house.Mr. Clinton's activities in the...
Congress Will Focus on Jobs, Health Care, Not Internal Reform ON CAPITOL HILL
VOTERS sent one clear signal this fall that virtually no one disputes: They want change in their government.But as the incoming members of the House of Representatives gather this week to choose their leaders, vote on new rules, and dole out committee...
Cozy with Cream of Wheat
WHAT gives me comfort? Cream of Wheat.Merely the sight of the steaming, creamy cereal filling my favorite ceramic bowl comforts me. Each spoonful gliding down seems to hug me from the inside.I used to think chocolate was my preferred substance of solace....
Deputies from Russia's Fringes Wield Key Votes
WHEN the Congress of People's Deputies session takes a break, the halls outside the chamber fill with legislators. Reporters swarm around recognizable political leaders, camera lights shining to illuminate faces, tape recorders running to catch every...
Disputed Indian Mosque Destroyed by Militants Indian Premier Takes Steps to Prevent Muslim-Hindu Violence
INDIA'S government scrambled to forestall violence between Hindus and Muslims yesterday after Hindu militants destroyed a long-disputed 16th-century mosque in the north Indian city of Ayodhya.Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao addressed the country by...
Environmental Firms Expect Brighter Days under Bill Clinton
ENVIRONMENTALLY related industries - including anti-pollution companies, oil service firms, and the natural gas industry - are getting a new lease on life these days, thanks to the election of Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton.Stock prices for many of these...
Events
SWITZERLAND REJECTS EUROPEAN UNION</P><P>Swiss voters yesterday rejected closer ties with Europe, ending weeks of bitter debate. A majority of the country's 23 cantons voted against the government's plan to join a European free-trade zone...
`First Kid' in America's Fishbowl Clintons Seek Normal Life for Daughter Chelsea, but History Shows That May Be Difficult
SHE will dance in "The Nutcracker" this Christmas season. She plays third base on a softball team. And, all tinsel-toothed giggles and blushes, she talks on the phone for hours.Basically, insist those who know her, she's your ordinary 12-year-old American...
Germans Take Steps to Curb Violence against Foreigners
PRODDED by domestic and international pressure to respond to violent attacks on foreigners, German authorities have begun cracking down on rightist extremism in their country."It is important that we start a security offensive now against violence,"...
`Hands On' Masterpieces Computers, Videos, and Puzzles Educate Visitors to `Art Inside Out'
MANY people think art museums are stuffy institutions where paintings loom high on walls, objects are displayed in enclosed glass cases, and the only sounds are hushed voices and footsteps echoing through corridors.An exhibit at the Art Institute of...
Hey, Kids! You Can Look It Up!
CHILDREN'S reference books are definitely in.Gone are the stodgy tomes of the past, those drab volumes of dreary text relieved only by the occasional black-and-white photograph.Today, bookstores and library shelves groan under the weight of a broad selection...
`Home Ec' Moves with the Times Besides Stirring and Stitching, Home-Economics Programs Try to Teach Broader Life Skills
`JUST because you're a woman, you're expected to innately know how to cook and sew," says Ann Holsinger, a former home economist in Hanover, Mass. In the past, this stereotype projected the image of home economists as people - mostly women - who merely...
Israel May Be Shifting toward Talks with PLO as Peace Process Resumes, Left-Wing Israelis Push for PLO Recognition
CRACKS are appearing in the wall of Israeli refusal to talk to the Palestine Liberation Organization.Left-wing Israelis are urging the Labor Party government of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin to move toward official recognition of the PLO as a way of rescuing...
Logistics Challenges Await Troops in Somalia Limited Infrastructure Allows Few Convoys, but Much Relief Needed
AS United States armed forces enter Somalia, their biggest challenge may be, not teenagers with guns, but rather the massive logistics effort that will be needed to move in, take control, and get relief aid moving to the areas where it is most desperately...
New US Laws Require Coal Industry to Clean Up Many Companies Turn to More Expensive Coal and New Technologies
THE United States's new clean-air laws are causing big changes for companies that mine coal and turn it into electricity.From the corporate boardroom to the mine shaft, environmentalism is changing the ways of utilities and coal companies. Even research...
Private Sector Likely to See Federal Regulations Grow with Clinton in White House
FROM food to finance, Americans will feel more government regulations affecting their daily lives.Earlier this fall, Congress passed legislation to provide consumers with relief from exorbitant cable-television subscription rates. President Bush's action...
The Complicated Issue of Going Home Returning Japanese Workers Face Contradictory Pressures to Internationalize and Preserve Domestic Identity
AFTER 30 years of traveling between the United States and Japan, I was drawn up short by a Japanese friend who said to me, "You know, you really can't talk about `returning' (kaeru) to Japan; only a Japanese can use that word.""Return" has connotations...
The Task in Somalia
THE justification for the American-led military operation in Somalia exceeds the traditional definitions of US national interest, as its critics in Congress and elsewhere have charged. And the operation is disturbingly open-ended, with no set timetable...
The Triumph of Generosity
TO students of the Bible, it is not surprising that greed again and again proves to be a source of unhappiness and failure. Greed is not in keeping with God's nature. And since greed and generosity are such total opposites, they can't coexist in any...
Tough Days for Russia's Yeltsin Winter Session of Congress of People's Deputies Nearly Scuttles Nation's Reform-Minded Government
BATTERED by political storms and listing badly, Russia's ship of state is struggling to reach a safe port.The winter session of the Congress of People's Deputies, the country's supreme legislature, has proved to be far more tumultuous than the government...
Two Senators Warn on Nuclear Weapons
THE United States needs to take urgent action to help four former Soviet republics dismantle their nuclear weapons, according to Sens. Sam Nunn (D) of Georgia and Richard Lugar (R) of Indiana.In an appearance last week in Cambridge, Mass., along with...
Woes of Haitian Premier Spotlight Army's Key Role HAITI'S POLITICAL STALEMATE
HAITIAN Prime Minister Marc Bazin's two-track approach to normalizing the country's political situation has yielded little fruit.His efforts to hold negotiations with exiled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide have sputtered, as have his efforts to encourage...