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 September 10, 1991

An Economist's Guide to Employment Statistics
AT 8:30 a.m. last Friday the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the August unemployment rate remained at 6.8 percent. Immediately, bond yields fell as financial markets ignored the unemployment stability.Instead, they focused on the small 30,000...
A Tribute to Capra's Mastery While the Director's Style Faded from Popularity, His Most Pressing Concerns Never Did. Hence His Movies' Continuing Appeal
FRANK CAPRA didn't seem upset when critics trotted out the label "Capra-corn" to describe the sentimental, even weepy aspects of his work. His films made a strong claim on the emotions, and if moviegoers muttered "corny" while shedding tears into their...
Beijing Prison Watch Treatment of Fasting Activists Arouses Growing Concern
IT was Aug. 13. Wang Juntao, surrounded by four or five guards, was led into the visitors' room of the Beijing No. 2 Prison in the southern outskirts of the capital.Mr. Wang looked pallid, a gaunt likeness of the heavyset activist who helped guide China's...
Bonnie Raitt Puts the Pedal to the Metal
AFTER 20 years of paying her dues in the music industry, Bonnie Raitt is finally getting a return on her investment. She's pulling huge audiences, grabbing headlines, and spending plenty of time smiling."Oh, man, I love my job," the radiant redhead told...
Boston's New School Chief Is Optimistic
BOSTON schools start a new school year this month with a new city school superintendent: Lois Harrison-Jones. Chosen by the Boston School Committee last May after a 15-month search, Ms. Harrison-Jones will be the city's first black woman school superintendent.Observers...
Brazil's Drug War Extends to Its Congress
DRUG trafficking has become a serious problem in Brazil in the last five years, but its reach has for the first time extended to the national Congress.The July arrest of a federal deputy's brothers - caught allegedly with half a ton of cocaine - and...
Burma Students' Odyssey Daring Tale of Protest, Flight, Capture - and Escape to America
POINTING to faces in a wrinkled snapshot, a young Burmese refugee tells the fate of each: One was killed by a Burmese military patrol; another was deported by Thai immigration police and never seen again. And one close friend is rumored to have committed...
Children: The World's Resource
A BOOK that a friend gave me has colorful photographs of children from every continent around the globe. Pictures like these remind us that people, and children in particular, are the world's most valuable resource. Resilience, spontaneity, affection,...
China Tightens Campus Controls
CHINA'S hard-line leaders are intensifying Marxist indoctrination for university students in an effort to prevent unrest following the overthrow of communism in the Soviet Union.On the first day of the academic year, the Communist Party mouthpiece, People's...
Dangling Poems in Knotty Places
IT had once been Moseley estate, 480 lush acres along the Merrimack River in Massachusetts. But the mansions had long been razed by fire and swept clean by generations of New England weather. The formal gardens were wild and overgrown, though the famous...
Guam Is Eyed as Subic Bay Alternative INTERVIEW: STEPHEN SOLARZ
CONGRESSMAN Stephen Solarz (D) of New York says that the United States may have to pull its naval forces back to Guam if the Philippine Senate rejects the US treaty on the continued use of the Subic Bay Naval Base."Guam is mostly likely our fallback...
Harkin's Tough Talk Rallies Liberals
TOM HARKIN, unlike Michael Dukakis, would look good in a tank. When this feisty Iowa senator sets his teeth and his eyes flash, he looks like a tough customer.Listeners believe him when he says he is prepared to "go toe-to-toe" with President Bush. "I...
Hollywood Loses Some Glitter Summer Films Fare Poorly, but Some Analysts Blame Bad Decisions, Not 'Inevitable' Decline
WILL tinseltown continue in free-fall or bounce back like the stuntman who revives after the camera stops rolling?This is the question being asked industrywide here following the release of summer box-office figures that show profits of major Hollywood...
In Victory, Magnanimity
HISTORY has often witnessed unintended consequences; but few of these have been as delightful as the events set in train when Moscow's bumbling "Keystone Coup-makers" last month made their fateful decision to strike. The brave souls who turned aside...
Juvenile Justice Put in Perspective Massachusetts Attorney General Champions Alternative Sentencing for Less-Serious Offenders
FROM his 20th-floor office on Beacon Hill, Massachusetts Attorney General Scott Harshbarger has a spectacular panoramic view of Boston. But his rise from the more down-to-earth position of a district attorney hasn't interfered with this public prosecutor's...
'Klinghoffer' Makes Profound Statement
JOHN ADAMS'S new opera, "The Death of Klinghoffer," currently in its American premiere run at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), confounds all expectations.Those expecting an opera in Adams's "Nixon in China" mode will find instead a dramatic oratorio...
L.A. Still Roiling from Motorist Beating POLICE MISCONDUCT
SIX months after the police beating of a black motorist here, Los Angeles is moving down a path of reform that leaders hope will put one of the most traumatic episodes in city history behind it.But even as it does, new concerns are surfacing over another...
Macedonia Freedom Push Complicates Peace Efforts EC Officials Say Move Jeopardizes Bid to Settle Yugoslav Conflict
AFTER Slovenia and Croatia, Macedonia is now taking its turn at seeking independence from Yugoslavia, a move that complicates the European Community's efforts to settle peacefully the breakup of the six-republic Balkan federation.The acrimonious words...
Mulroney under Fire Canada's Prime Minister Reels from Charges of High-Level Corruption Which Could Worsen Anti-Quebec Feeling John Cruickshank. John Cruickshank Is Deputy Managing Editor of the Globe and Mail in Toronto
CANADIAN Prime Minister Brian Mulroney might reasonably expect one of those dark clouds swirling round his head to have revealed its silver lining by now. But when the thunderclouds lift it's only to let Mr. Mulroney see the next twister coming at him.The...
New Order in Soviet Azerbaijan Looks Much like the Old One Critics of President Mutalibov Say He Will Preserve One-Party Rule
MANY Soviet republics are on the path to democratization, but Azerbaijan may remain in the grip of a locally ruled dictatorship, according to opposition critics here.They say Ayaz Mutalibov, Azerbaijan's president, intends to maintain his own one-party...
News Currents
ASIA AND THE PACIFIC</P><P>The US-Philippines base treaty has, in effect, been "defeated," said Senate President Jovito Salonga yesterday after the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Philippine Senate recommended the eviction of United...
On Race and Diversity
REFLECTIONS OF AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION BABY. By Stephen L. Carter Basic Books, 286 pp., $23</P><P>APPLYING to law schools as a Stanford University senior in the 1970s, Stephen Carter had the eye-opening experience of being turned down initially...
Pawn-Shop Mortgages
FAST-BUCK artists seem never to sleep. In our town, the latest scam has been to saddle minority homeowners with high-interest rehab loans many of them can ill afford, and then quickly to foreclose on the dwellings when the borrowers fall behind. In many...
Senate to Begin Thomas Hearings for High Court Nominee Will Be Scrutinized on Such Issues as Abortion, Natural Law, and Legislative Intent
CLARENCE THOMAS'S Supreme Court seat is his to lose.That's the view of court-watchers, including some of the judge's liberal opponents, as President Bush's nominee begins confirmation hearings today before the Senate Judiciary Committee.With lingering...
Single-Payer System Guarantees Health Care for Less
EVERYONE agrees that our health-care system needs reform. Health-care costs are spiraling while more Americans are being priced out of the system. We spend more on health than any other nation in the world, yet our health statistics are poorer than most...
Soviet Republic of Azerbaijan Sorts out Democratic, Islamic Political Influences
WHILE the future of democratization may be in limbo in Azerbaijan, officials insist Islamic fundamentalism will not be a factor in the republic's political development.While Baku, the capital, has a very definite Arabic flavor, residents maintain a secular...
Strife in Yugoslavia Has Broad Fallout in Balkan Politics
GREEK mythology says that Hope alone remained in Pandora's box when its untimely opening released desires destined to play havoc among mankind. Now Yugoslavia is opening a veritable Pandora's box in Balkan politics.The crisis in Yugoslavia has revived...
The Old Matchmaker Herself Returns
THE MATCHMAKER Comedy by Thornton Wilder. Directed by Lonny Price. Starring Dorothy Loudon, Joseph Bova, Lisa Emery, Jim Fyfe. At the Roundabout Theatre through Sept. 22.</P><P>DOROTHY GALLAGHER LEVI, the incorrigible busybody, is back...
THE WORLD FROM.Washington Crumbling Communism, an Outlaw Bank, and Middle East Negotiations Occupy Returning Congress Members
THIS week, after a summer recess, official Washington returns to its job of money and politics.The dramatic turn of world events, from the fall of communism to the exposure of the biggest banking scandal in history, left more White House staffers and...
Thomas's Fitness
AFTER two months during which Clarence Thomas's fitness to be a justice of the Supreme Court has been debated in the press, it's a relief to have the confirmation hearings commence in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Finally we'll get to take the measure...
Tsongas Alone No Longer as Others (Finally) Join A Handful of Democrats Are Expected to Enter Race against Bush, Attacking Him on Issues of Education, Health Care, and Racial Tensions. PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS
WILL 1992 be the "year of the underdog"?Next Sunday, Sen. Tom Harkin (D) of Iowa launches his presidential campaign against George Bush - a move that pits a scrappy, but little-known Midwesterner against the most popular president in modern times.Senator...
US Firms Still Reluctant to Reinvest in South Africa
ALTHOUGH President Bush lifted economic sanctions against South Africa two months ago, US companies - restrained by local laws and Pretoria's inability to control violence - are not rushing to reinvest in the still white-ruled nation."We don't know of...
Who Will Nurture the Nurturers?
SEPTEMBER wears two faces. The traditional face - bright, expectant, idealistic - belongs to students eager to begin a new school year. It is a face that smiles out of newspapers every autumn, as photographers capture kindergartners boarding a school...

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