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 4, 1992

A Momentary Victory
CALIFORNIA Gov. Pete Wilson stood his ground, and the Democrats in the Assembly finally yielded on the key issue of slicing the state's huge education costs.Like everything in California's budget conflict, resolution of the school-funding standoff wasn't...
As Others See the Vietnamese
NOWADAYS, African-American writers offer insights into the "black experience," native Americans write about tribal life, Asian-Americans probe the socioeconomic life of Chinatown. But, so far, the Vietnamese haven't offered such firsthand insights.There...
Author Explores Nuances of Film Stardom
MOVIEGOERS of all kinds, from casual fans to sophisticated scholars, tend to take film performances for granted.Everyday audiences give most of their attention to the on-screen images and behind-the-scenes lives of Hollywood stars, giving less thought...
Big Government, Children's Rights
IN domestic policy the biggest difference by far between George Bush and Bill Clinton and the parties they head involves the desired scope of government action. Spending by all levels of government has been climbing steadily, not just in absolute dollar...
California Braces for Service Cuts under Fiscal Plan Lawmakers Expect Reckoning at Ballot Box. AFTER THE BUDGET IMPASSE
AFTER the conclusion of California's greatest budget impasse - a two-month fight to trim $10.7 billion in spending - the state is now bracing for Phase 2: coping with the cuts themselves.The embattled leaders who wielded the scissors - governor and legislators,...
Canada's Feminists Tighten Ranks Top Activist Targets Sexual Discrimination, Poverty, Racism, and Violence against Women. INTERVIEW
FLYING around Canada giving speeches and rallying women to the banner of equality, Judy Rebick is leading a feminist charge that has a lot of people mad at her.But as president of the Toronto-based National Action Committee on the Status of Women (NAC),...
Defining the Importance of Art in America
Regarding the Opinion page article "A Comprehensive Arts Policy Is Good Politics and Good For America," Aug. 24: I'm glad to read an article that attempts to discuss some problems of a grossly overlooked element of American culture - namely art. Unfortunately,...
Economists Say Interest Rates Will Remain Low
UNITED States interest rates - which have fallen consistently over the past year - are expected to stay at low levels this year and next, according to many economists.That is good news for consumers eager to finance a new house or other big-ticket items;...
Europe Update
UN aid convoy reaches Bosnian siege town</P><P>A United Nations aid convoy from Sarajevo reached Gorazde yesterday for the first time since Serb forces lifted a five-month siege of the eastern Bosnian town a week ago.</P><P>It...
Family Values and Negative Campaigning
ONE of those blue-collar battlegrounds in the mid-South where President George Bush's strategists plan to use "family values" to polarize voters is Burlington, N.C., a town on Interstate 95 where folks freely mix religious beliefs with political convictions....
Forgiveness Can Heal Civil Wars
CIVIL wars, such as the ones being fought in Eastern Europe, are outward signs of profound unrest in several areas of the globe. These pockets of ethnic strife often have a long and bitter history. But no matter how conflicts have started, the tendency...
Hit by Slump, Labor Gives Bush Raspberry
ORGANIZED labor will campaign for the Clinton-Gore ticket in the presidential election.That is no surprise. But according to Markley Roberts, an AFL-CIO economist, trade unions will be more unified this year in their support of Democratic candidates...
Iran-Contra and Bush
THE Iran-contra arms-for-hostage deal found a US administration saying one thing to the Congress and the American people while pursuing separate and possibly illegal actions behind the scenes. In the 1988 presidential campaign, when the issue was hotter,...
MIT to Appeal Aid-Policy Ruling University Says Pool Information Helped More Needy Students Gain Admission to Schools
THE Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) violated antitrust laws by sharing financial-aid information with other colleges, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.The case stems from a three-decades-long cooperation between the Cambridge, Mass., university...
Never Ignore a Down-East Craft
THE talent that described the recent visitations of the tall ships might well have done more homework. One fellow seemed to think a barkentine was some sort of a hush-puppy. Maybe a down-Maine background would have helped.For one thing, be it known,...
New UN Timetable for Salvadoran Reforms Could Salvage Stymied Peace Accords
SEVEN months ago, the protagonists in El Salvador's brutal civil war agreed to a daunting challenge: disarm and embark on reforms so profound that the peace pact was dubbed a "negotiated revolution."The deadline was, and is, Oct. 31. But both sides have...
Nicaragua's Chamorro Asks for Aid after Tidal Wave Devastates Coast
NICARAGUAN President Violeta Barrios de Chamorro made a plea for help Wednesday for the thousands of victims of the tsunami that rolled over her country's Pacific shores Tuesday night, killing an estimated 100 people.After touring stricken coastal areas,...
Optimism Grows about Prospects for Peaceful Solution in Mideast Defining Palestinian Autonomy Is Key Stumbling Block to Arab-Israeli Talks
TWO weeks into the sixth round of Middle East peace talks, diplomatic observers are evincing a rare measure of optimism. Israel and its Arab neighbors, they are becoming convinced, have come to the bargaining table with a genuine interest in turning...
Paris Passageways Noise and Pollution Are Left Behind in the City's 19th- Century Covered Commercial Galleries
THINK of the monuments and icons of the City of Lights - from the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, and Notre Dame Cathedral, to famous stores on the grand boulevards and sightseeing boats on the Seine - and what all-too-often infiltrates a pleasant...
Religion and Politics
GOD is no stranger to American politics. Many of the country's great political utterances have included moving references to divine power. Among honored examples is Lincoln's second inaugural address, where the solemn president, enmeshed in civil war,...
Sarajevo Newspaper Keeps Presses Rolling despite Sniper Fire
STAFFERS live in an atomic bomb shelter, shells have set their building ablaze four times and pulverized most of it, Serbian snipers keep what remains under fire, and some of the worst fighting in Sarajevo rages just around the block.But the presses...
Souping Up Indy Cars - for Safety Carbon-Fiber Frames and High-Tech Tires Help Protect Drivers Traveling at 200-Plus M.P.H
INDIANAPOLIS-TYPE racing cars go faster each year, but the tracks themselves don't change. They are still just circular roadways surrounded by concrete walls. If the cars go faster and the tracks stay the same, why aren't more and more drivers injured?The...
The Importance of Pedals and Wheels
I LEARNED to ride a cobalt blue, one-speed Schwinn on a humid summer day in the late '50s. The still air had encouraged even the bees to flee to shady bushes. My mother sat on the front porch talking to her sister, occasionally waving the morning paper...
TV Networks Set to Air Child-Abuse Documentary
FEW subjects are more abhorrent than child abuse, with its shocking accounts of fathers who engage in sexual relations with daughters, mothers who beat children, and relatives who molest young nieces or nephews. Although extensive media coverage has...
Untraditional First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt Invented a Role No Successor Has Quite Matched
WHEN her husband entered the presidential campaign, newspapers editorialized against her liberal causes. Republicans cast her as a radical who threatened American values. Critics painted her as a negligent mother.She violated every kind of social and...
US School Spending at All-Time High: $445 Billion a Year
AS the class of 2005 starts kindergarten this week, the nation has never poured so much money into education.The United States Education Department's annual back-to-school profile of American schools shows that in the past decade - an era of great national...
Weavings Blend Old and New an Exhibition of Navajo Textiles Highlights Their Culture's Interplay between Tradition and Innovation
NAVAJO weavers want their public to understand that a great deal of thought and hard work go into the making of their tapestries, whether they are traditionally styled or contemporary in design. A traveling exhibition organized by the Denver Art Museum...
We Can't Surrender in the War on Drugs
THE cold war is over - but not the drug war. Despite the devastating impact of drugs on families, communities, and the economy, however, drug abuse seems to have become a non-issue in the 1992 campaign.The president can rightly claim that overall levels...