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 February 24, 1992

A Conversation with Benjamin Hooks on His Civil Rights Legacy INTERVIEW
'I've been through it. I've seen it all. I've spent about half my life in segregation, half my life in integration. And believe me, integration is better."That's Benjamin Hooks speaking, the executive director of the National Association for the Advancement...
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Ailey School Grows Dancers the Alvin Ailey Dance Center Has Become a Strong Advocate for Individualism in Dance
ASK the dancers and teachers at the Alvin Ailey Dance Center what keeps their school alive, and you're likely to get this response: "the continuing vision." Or maybe this one: "the celebration of the individual."Vision and celebration are two feet on...
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Bonn Broadens American Studies One German University Offers More Courses, More Balanced Views of US and Canada
JAN TRUPER strides through the arch of the University of Bonn, his long red scarf adding a touch of brightness to another gray day here. He is heading for the local student hangout after having just finished a 9:00 a.m. seminar on the United States and...
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Bush Seen as Vulnerable in Vote-Rich California Unemployment and Abortion Issues Pose Problems for the President
PRESIDENT Bush, hoping to blunt the insurgent candidacy of Patrick Buchanan in the South, may face more problems as he looks west. California is by no means a Bush stronghold.The problem isn't so much Mr. Buchanan, though the columnist-turned-politician...
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California's Proposition 13 Faces High Court Challenge
CALIFORNIA'S Proposition 13, the grandfather of the 1980s tax revolt, will be challenged before the United States Supreme Court Tuesday in a case with implications far beyond the Golden State.A ruling could either buttress the landmark tax-limiting initiative...
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Caucasus Dispute Rages despite Peace Efforts Azeri-Armenian Conflict Threatens Cohesion of Commonwealth
TALKS held last week between Armenian and Azer-baijani officials here have apparently failed to halt the escalation of war in the Caucasus region.Despite the joint call for a cease-fire and lifting of the blockade to allow humanitarian aid into the disputed...
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China's Moves Signal Less Media Freedom for 1997 Hong Kong
ZHOU NAN, China's de facto ambassador to Hong Kong, last week disappointed news media luminaries by canceling a karaoke (singing) party at a posh villa and rushing off to Beijing on official business.Before leaving, however, Mr. Zhou's office gave the...
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City Opening Files on Kennedy Killing 'JFK' Has Reawakened Interest in What Happened at Grassy Knoll - a Letter from Dallas
FORGET the Mafia, the Cubans, the CIA, the Soviets, and the military-industrial complex. "Oliver Stone was trying to put shoes on the wrong feet," insists Robert Goodman, a chance acquaintance at a diner next to Dealey Plaza.It was deceased Dallas oilman...
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Death of Rightist May Complicate Salvador Peace Process
THE Feb. 20 passing of Roberto D'Aubuisson Arrieta, the charismatic leader of the Salvadoran right, leaves a gaping hole in the political landscape at a crucial moment in El Salvador's history, analysts say.The Central American nation is only a month...
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Deep Changes in French Society Unsettle Socialist Leadership ANALYSIS
WHEN Francois Mitterrand successfully ran for the French presidency in 1981, one of his campaign posters showed the somber Socialist candidate against the backdrop of a rural church. The message was clear: For a better, more "moral" France, put your...
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Defense Gears Up to Gear Down Firms Shift Trained Engineers and Scientists from Weapons Systems to High-Tech Offshoots
FISH Startle might not rank right up there with the invention of the Model T or the telephone. It's still experimental. The company that made it is better known for helping the Navy track Soviet subs than scaring fish away from power plant water intakes.Still,...
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Dishing It Out: India's Battle of the Airwaves in Its Efforts to Regulate TV Programming - as Much for Cultural as for Political Reasons - the Government of India Is Being Challenged by Sellers of Satellite Dishes, Which Open to Viewers a World of Transmissions
DELHI, Bombay, Calcutta, Madras, and beyond are sprouting dish antennas like morning glories on a sunny summer day.The television dishes are creating a communications revolution, undermining the stifling monopoly of one of the world's most tedious government...
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Feast or Famine Defense Cycles
SOME academics would consider it an insult to have their writings likened to journalism. But Murray Weidenbaum's latest book, "Small Wars, Big Defense," a look at the current state of the United States military and defense industry, does have the feel...
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First Ladies Meet to Help Women in Rural Poverty
WHEN 60 first ladies from around the world gather for a unique conference in Geneva tomorrow, it will be with people like Santamaya in mind.Abandoned by her husband, the 28-year-old Nepalese mother of two was left destitute, with no land, no income,...
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Foreman Debuts His 'Mind King' THEATER: REVIEW
THE MIND KING Play by Richard Foreman. Directed by Foreman. Starring David Patrick Kelly and Henry Stram. Playing at the Ontological at St. Mark's through March 1.</P><P>RICHARD FOREMAN launched his Ontological-Hysteric Theater almost ...
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Highlights of the Albertville Olympics
Men's downhill skiing: Austria's Patrick Ortlieb, the first man down the mountain, turned in a time that was never beaten, even by pre-race favorites who spun out, crashed, or missed gates on a technically challenging course. But a silver by Franck Piccard...
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Investment Research Firms Look East for New Prospects
THE "globalization" of the securities industry - with stocks and bonds being traded around the clock - is helping to shift research analysis overseas, to such cities as Singapore, Tokyo, and Frankfurt.Most research on companies still takes place in the...
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Keeping Up with Balanchine BOOK: REVIEW
GEORGE BALANCHINE was one of the great cultural geniuses of our time. He single-handedly transformed classical ballet with all its imperial posturing and self-conscious mannerisms into an art form suitable to the modern era. The ballets he created throbbed...
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New Leadership for NASA
PRESIDENT Bush is right. The United States owes much gratitude to Richard H. Truly as he leaves his job as the first post-Challenger head of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Mr. Truly's administration got the manned spacecraft system...
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News Currents
MIDDLE EAST</P><P>Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's five-month economic blockade has left thousands of Iraqi Kurds at the limits of their abilities to survive the winter and facing imminent starvation, Kurdish guerrilla leader Massoud Barazani...
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Punjab Sends Mixed Message to India's Ruling Party
INDIA'S ruling Congress (I) Party won the vast majority of the legislative seats in elections held last week in troubled Punjab state. But the results are also being interpreted here as a defeat for the central government.Punjab has seen years of violence...
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Rescuing the Coasts
EARLY next month the US Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a case that is as significant to coastal environmentalists as the high court's Roe v. Wade decision is to anti-abortion and pro-choice activists. Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council is about...
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Sorting Things Out
IN complex events where facts need to be distinguished from half-truths or inventions, the Bible gives light and encouragement. Not only does the Bible make plain the difference between what's right and what's wrong; it reveals that God, divine Truth,...
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The Many Guises of Sigmar Polke
IN a dark suit, glasses, and thinning blond hair, this man looks like a well-established businessman. As I talk to him at the Brooklyn Museum in New York, I ask myself whether this can be the enigmatic, eccentric, and chameleon-like Sigmar Polke - one...
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Tight Race Expected in Israeli Vote Close Vote - and Rabin's Leadership of Labor - Boosts Prospects for New 'Unity' Government
WITH their champions in the saddle, Israel's two major political parties are girding to do electoral battle at parliamentary polls set for June 23.This time, Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, who easily won the ruling Likud Party's leadership contest last...
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Trying to Script Mideast Peace
THE scenario of the Middle East peace process, so painstakingly written by Secretary of State James Baker, shows every sign of coming apart. Meanwhile, offstage hatred and violence are rising in the region. Extremists on both sides seem to have renewed...
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Tsongas Worries Some in Congress Democrats Feel His Pro-Business, Anti-Tax-Cut Stance Makes Him Virtually a Republican. CAMPAIGN POLITICS
HOUSE Speaker Thomas Foley says Congress did get a message from the New Hampshire primary.It is, says the Washington State Democrat, that President Bush couldn't get away with blaming Congress for his administration's failure to turn the recession around.But...
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What Do I Do? Nothing!
I LIKE that answer. I like the look on the person's face when I give it. It's perverse of me, I admit. But the alternatives are either too boring or too complicated. What the person means, of course, is what sort of job do you have? How do I categorize...
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What the Games Are - and May Be of TV Coverage, Outdoor Sports, and Skaters in Tuxes; a Commentary
BESIDES snow and memories, opinions and impressions tend to pile up over the two weeks of a winter Olympics. Here is a ski rack full of the latter, gleaned from first-hand exposure to the Games in Albertville and some random TV watching:* It happens...
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Will Bush Ignore the North-South New World Order?
THOUGH it may sound like a hippie gathering, the world's first Earth Summit, sponsored by the United Nations and scheduled for June 1992 in Rio de Janeiro, will bring together the world's leaders to debate the economic inequality and ecological practices...
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Will Israel Repay US Loans?
The front page article "Era of Automatic US Assistance to Israel May Be Drawing to Close," Feb. 10, is informative. However, I question the author's comment that in underwriting loans to Israel, "only a small percentage of the total would actually have...
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