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 July 18, 1991

Alphabetized into a Family for Basic Training
KOREAN War veterans staged a parade recently in New York. The Times recorded it on Page B3 - with two pictures, no less!Though pitiful in comparison to the huge Gulf war victory celebrations in New York and Washington a few days earlier, the little-noticed...
At the Heart of Farm Cooking 'Pioneer Lady' Jane Watson Hopping Mixes Poetry, Wisdom, and Down-Home Recipes Series: CHEESE IN THE GARDEN. Part 2 of a 3-Part Series. First of Two Articles Appearing Today
OUT Griffin Creek Road, five telephone poles past the No. 848 Grange building and across from the Rolling Hills Farm stand, is the sign for "Hopping's Smokehouse."Turn right down the dirt driveway, past the rose bushes, and into a world that might have...
Chinese Dam Threatens Massive Disruption Plans to Build across Three Gorges Could Dislocate 1.1 Million, Severely Alter Ecology Series: TROUBLE ON THE YANGTZE RIVER. Part 1 of a 3-Part Series
CHINA'S leaders have revived a rancorous debate over whether to build the country's most colossal structure since peasants heaved together the Great Wall.Communist Party leaders are considering damming the Yangtze River where it roils through a majestic...
Copycats?
MY preschooler is transfixed at the moment by this thing of "copycat. If her brother drinks milk for breakfast, as she is doing, he's "copying. Yet, she has to have just what Mom's drinking for dinner and wear what Mom's wearing because she wants to...
Cuba's Economic Woes Fuel Complaint at Home the Presence of Cuban President Fidel Castro at the First-Ever Latin American Summit This Week Prompts Interest in the Country's Economic, Political Prospects
CUBA'S worsening economy has given rise to open discontent among Cubans, a potential political crisis that could threaten the Communist leadership."This island is a tinderbox," says Yndamiro Restano, of rapidly rising public unhappiness with the government.Worsening...
Financial Services Sector Revamps Drive to Consolidate and Restructure Affects Banking, Insurance, and Securities Industries. URGE TO MERGE
FAR-REACHING restructuring - including mergers, acquisitions, and tighter federal supervision - can be expected within the United States financial services industry during the next few years, experts agree.The prospective merger of Chemical Bank and...
First and Last, Summit Turns on Gorbachev Decisions on Fiscal, Monetary, Trade Fronts Were Eclipsed by Soviet Aid Deliberations. G-7 MEETING
THE annual summit meeting of the seven largest industrial nations wrapped up yesterday with its usual economic declaration. But economics took a decided second place to politics at the London meeting.And politics has meant, above all, Soviet President...
G-7 Pledges to Press for Results on GATT and for Sustained Global Recovery
THE world's seven leading industrialized countries gathered here issued an upbeat London Economic Declaration yesterday, welcoming the "increasing signs of economic recovery," among the G-7.If a slowdown in the world's economy worried the delegates before...
Greeks Looking for More Aid - and a Solution on Cyprus BUSH VISIT TO GREECE AND TURKEY
PRESIDENT Bush's Greek hosts regard his arrival in Athens today as an historic one. It's been 32 years since an American president - Dwight Eisenhower in 1959 - has traveled to this Mediterranean country.The president's two-day trip is part of an unusual...
Images and Reality
I DO not know Judge Clarence Thomas. A friend who worked with him told me he is a decent man, with a tendency perilous in Washington to state honestly what he thinks. That Thomas has become a symbol shows how far apart the races remain in American life.Thomas,...
Images from an Untutored Hand Stephen Wiltshire's Special Abilities Have Thrust Him into England's Art-World Spotlight
HE did not speak. The only sounds he made were strange, incoherent noises.But most of the time the small boy was quiet. He did not laugh. He did not play. Instead, he sat for hours on end watching television, oblivious to anything else around him. Or...
In Consumer Goods, Less Packaging Makes More Sense
SOME call it nude packaging; others call it source reduction.Selling goods with less packaging is beginning to catch on: A marketer's dream, it not only woos the environmentally conscious, but it makes good business sense.Hammers, toothpaste, panty hose,...
Making Saddam Forfeit His Nukes
SADDAM HUSSEIN isn't quite his blustery old self these days, but he's hardly humble and submissive, either. As the United Nations tries to establish a truce-enforcing, weapons-inspecting presence in Iraq, it's clear the strongman in Baghdad is trying...
Mandela Aims to Allay White Fears ANC Chief Strikes Concilatory Tone Outlining Economic Views, Commitment to Bill of Rights. INTERVIEW
AFRICAN National Congress President Nelson Mandela has indicated that the ANC is prepared for political compromises if President Frederik de Klerk comes clean on the alleged complicity of the state in political violence.In an interview with the Monitor,...
News Currents
EUROPE</P><P>Mikhail Gorbachev and President Bush agreed at the G-7 meeting in London to hold a summit in Moscow late this month. The two have instructed their nuclear experts in Geneva to wrap up a treaty slashing their arsenals of long-range...
Piecing Together a Bicultural World Series: ART NOW. Part 23 of a Series
WHEN Los Angeles-based performance artist and painter May Sun was two years old, her parents applied for a "vacation" visa to travel out of communist China. The family had and continues to have relatives in high government places, so the travel passes...
Religious Conservatives Misjudged Court
IN the early 1970s, when the Christian right was only a few voices crying in the wilderness, religious conservatives dreamed of a day when conservatives would control the Supreme Court. That day has finally arrived. With the elevation of William Rehnquist...
Savoring the Art of Experimental Cinema FILM: COMMENTARY
TWO of the most rewarding film-related experiences to come my way this season have been connected with Anthology Film Archives, the invaluable lower-Manhattan establishment that I've long thought of as the world headquarters of experimental cinema.The...
States Wrestle with Budget Shortfalls
CASH-STRAPPED Maine state employees are breathing a sigh of relief now that the Legislature finally has passed a budget.According to Don Cannon, staff representative of Council 93 of the Amercian Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees,...
Supreme Court Shift Favors Police Conservative Trend Supports Law Enforcers Rather Than the Accused
JUSTICE Thurgood Marshall's liberal decisions on the Supreme Court didn't win him a lot of friends in United States police departments. His resignation June 27 "is welcomed by police officers," says Phil Caruso, president of New York City's 20,000-member...
Syria's Softer Line on Peace Talks Puts Pressure on Israel
SYRIA'S response to President Bush's proposals for Middle East peace has apparently caught Israel off guard. And at least one critic is blaming Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir for this."Who started with the Syrian issue?" asked opposition leader Shimon...
The China Vote
PARDON the pun, but the recent House vote to stop most-favored-nation (MFN) status for trade with Beijing this year was a bit like a bull in a China shop. It has little chance of surviving a presidential veto, and that's probably good. At this juncture,...
Thomas Hard to Pin Down His Views on Abortion Are Still a Mystery; but Some Experts Say He Could Be Politically Radical. SUPREME COURT NOMINATION
SUPREME Court nominee Clarence Thomas's writings and speeches suggest legal views deeply consistent with his Roman Catholic education - and very distinct from the stated judicial philosophy of the Reagan and Bush administrations.Yet Judge Thomas is too...
Turks Focus on Bilateral Issues - Not Cyprus BUSH VISIT TO GREECE AND TURKEY
THE Turkish government is preparing to roll out the red carpet for President Bush this weekend. But ordinary Turks show little enthusiasm about this visit - the first by a US president in 32 years - and many are likely to follow the talks with a mix...
Weapons - America's Best Export? Top US Officials Such as Eagleburger and Scowcroft Go Too Far by Promoting Weapons Sales
'THE business of America is business," President Coolidge declared in 1925. And for better or worse, this has seemed to be true. But at a time when foreign competitors have long since supplanted US markets for cars, computers, and steel, only our guns...
When Communists Turn over a New Leaf
IN London this week we have witnessed an extraordinary spectacle.Mikhail Gorbachev, the successor to Stalin and Khrushchev and Brezhnev and other communist leaders of the Soviet Union, has been asking the industrialized nations of the West to bail out...
With Syrian Consent to US Plan for Peace, Baker Heads to Israel
AS President Bush seeks to bring months of diplomatic activity in the Middle East to closure, he and his Israeli counterpart, Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, face difficult choices.With Syria now apparently ready to join United States-sponsored peace...
Women Marking Slow, Steady Gains in US Politics on the State and Local Level, Women Are Filling More Powerful Seats and Are Driving Public Debate on Issues like Child Care and Abortion
TWENTY years ago, when Bella Abzug, Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, and others launched the movement for women's rights, there were two women serving in the United States Senate. Today, after decades of protest and struggle, there are ... two women serving...

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