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 August 9, 1991

A Proud Ship, Last of a Breed
SEAFARING is a laudable pursuit if one retires at an early age - attest for which were the hundreds of old master merchant mariners downeast who started as boys and returned as rich men when they were in their early 20s. Among such were a batch of Soules...
BCCI Impropriety Felt Worldwide from South America to Africa to Asia, Central Banks and Private Depositors Are Affected. INTERNATIONAL BANK SCANDAL
IN Arab businessman recalls a typical set-up at one of the many overseas branches of Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI): a wide open room, filled with desks in no particular order. Absent an identifiable hierarchy, he quips, it's difficult...
Brazilians Are Caught Up in New BCCI Disclosures Former BCCI Employees Say Illicit Link to US Bank Was Well Known
SOUTH America appears to be just another fraying part of the world-wide tapestry of money laundering, arms smuggling, and fraud that investigators say was woven by Bank of Credit & Commerce International.Headquartered in London, BCCI's global reach for...
'Cheers' Earns Most Emmy Nominations for a TV Series
CHEERS,' the most Emmy-nominated comedy series in television history, began production this week on its 10th season with the filming of episode No. 222, directed by James Burrows and written by Dan O'Shannon and Tom Anderson. The series was also the...
Fiscal Fiasco for Tiny Chelsea, Mass. Boston's Diminutive Neighbor Has Survived Past Disaster but Appears Stymied by Recession SMALL-CITY BLUES
A DOZEN garbage bags lie at the gate of Garden Cemetery in Chelsea, only a few steps away from graves adorned with American flags. The bags have lain there for a long time: Chelsea is a troubled little city, much more concerned with its whopping deficit...
Golan Settlers Fear Their Land May Lose out to Holier Ground
FOR Meir Monitz, home is where the heart of the Middle East peace process is likely to focus. And that makes him distinctly nervous."It's very hard to talk about it because it's my home," says the deputy mayor of this largest of Israeli settlements in...
Hostage Release May Enhance UN Role Secretary-General Welcomes Calling as 'Godfather' in Efforts to Liberate the Remaining Middle East Captives
BRITISH journalist John McCarthy, held hostage in Lebanon since April 1986, was released by the Islamic Jihad organization yesterday, carrying an important message to deliver personally to United Nations Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar.Two...
In the Golan Heights, a Druze Family Is as Divided as the Land They Call Home
AFTER the Arab-Israeli War in 1967, many Druze families found themselves on opposite sides of the cease-fire line between the Israeli and Syrian armies.Twenty-four years later, they continue to be divided on the prospect of returning to autocratic Syrian...
Japan's Own Version of Glasnost
IN Japan, August is a month for memories. On Tuesday Hiroshima remembered its atom-bomb victims. On Friday Nagasaki does the same. Next Thursday, at noon, the whole nation will observe a minute of silent prayer, commemorating the end of the war that,...
Lobster Tale: Working A Watery 'Backyard' A Crew Lays Traps on the Ocean Floor, Luring Their Prey into Underwater 'Parlors'
LIGHT ruffles the cloudless horizon. The sun, an enormous orange bubble, pokes through the glassy surface of the ocean.Peter Mahoney watches as his son Chad rows to their lobster boat, the Windemere, moored in Hull harbor. The lap of oars and the cry...
More Blacks Enter Middle Class, but Poverty Lingers, Study Says Even as One Study Shows More African Americans Rising out of Poverty, Another Finds the Gap Growing between the Pay of Young Black Men and White Counterparts. BLACKS IN AMERICA
BLACK America, despite serious problems, has made dramatic strides during the past few decades in education, income, health, and politics.These are some of the major conclusions from an extensive study, "African Americans in the 1990s," released Thursday...
PHOTO: (Bookjacket) AROUND THE EDGE: A JOURNEY AMONG PIRATES, GUERRILLAS, FORMER CANNIBALS, AND TURTLE FISHERMEN ALONG THE MISKITO COAST by Peter Ford Viking, 349 Pp., $19.95 Caribbean Coast Odyssey
IN the now classic "Tristes Tropiques" (1955), eminent anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss meditated on the deceptiveness of travel books. "They create an illusion of something which no longer exists but still should exist," he charged. Fulfilling the...
PLO Still Could Block Middle East Peace Talks Bush 'Much More Optimistic Now' Than a Month Ago
HAVING returned from his sixth mission to the Middle East since March, US Secretary of State James Baker III is resting up from exertions that have brought a Middle East peace conference inches from reality.Mr. Baker has not previously been known for...
Reluctantly, Rep. Hamilton Begins Investigating 1980 Hostage Deal Allegations of Reagan-Iran Fix Are Spare but Can't Be Ignored, He Says
LOW key" is the operative phrase as Congress gears up, ever so gingerly, for a formal investigation into the so-called "October surprise."The allegations could not be more serious: that in 1980, Reagan-Bush campaign officials offered Iran weapons in...
See How They Run. ... and Bike, and Swim: More and More Women Are Competing in Triathlons
IT'S not enough just to be a good swimmer or a competitive bike racer or a long-distance runner. To be a triathlete, you must be all three. And two of every 10 such all-around athletes today are women.Of the 490 triathletes who participated in the recent...
Superangst about Superfund
LATELY, many authorities have gone to great lengths to tell us why Superfund, the 1980 law that initiated the cleanup of the nation's most toxic dumpsites, is a frightful mess.Experts say it will cost a trillion dollars and may take centuries to finish....
Taking the Untaken, Exploring the Unexplored
MY wife, Laura, caught the 10:15 train to Boise, Idaho, and will be gone for a week. The people from the camp our daughter Juniper is going to were kind enough to pick her up at the train station, and she'll be away for two weeks, concentrating primarily...
Teamwork in Space
THE Soviet Union's communist economy may be an historic failure. But in one of the greatest adventures of this century - the breakout into interplanetary space - the Soviet record is outstanding. Thus the agreement to expand cooperation in space activities...
Teen on Track with Pop Career in an Interview, Singer Tracie Spencer Describes Her Message for Other Teens
IT was fun," says pretty 15-year-old pop singer Tracie Spencer about her tour of high schools in the southern United States earlier this year. We spoke in her hotel room here during a promotional tour for her latest album, "Make the Difference." Does...
The Democrats' Health-Care Plan - A Nixon Leftover
FORMER President Richard Nixon's name came up twice in Washington the other week. The first time was on newly released Watergate tapes, treating a whole new generation to his once famous paranoid ramblings. The second time was when Sen. Edward Kennedy...
The Truth Behind Castro's Potemkin Village
LET the games begin," exclaimed Fidel Castro, inviting tourists from across the world to visit his private island and spend their valuable dollars to prop up his bankrupt government and support his oppressive regime. But the sad irony is that the Cuban...
Unlocking Home's Treasure
WHEN I think of an ideal home I think of it as being a place for affection, protection, growth, and fulfillment. These are home's treasures, and they can be experienced by everyone. Whether our home has just one resident, or two, or several, we can...
Wave of Kidnappings in Brazil Drives Middle Class to Arm
KIDNAPPING seems to have become so much a part of daily life in Rio de Janeiro that some people are using the phenomenon to get across their own grievances.A woman pushing a baby carriage was spotted wearing a T-shirt that said: "It's no use to kidnap...
Why Economic Tide Hit Young Black Men
THE economic tide is running against black people," says Harvard University economist Richard Freeman. "They are having troubles."Referring to a threat by President Bush to veto Democratic legislation aimed at strengthening civil rights law, Mr. Freeman...
Wilder: He'll Decide by Labor Day Governor Considering 1992 White House Bid, One of a Shrinking List of Democrats
GOV. L. Douglas Wilder (D) of Virginia, sounding more and more like a presidential candidate, says he will decide by Labor Day whether to challenge President Bush in 1992.Mr. Wilder, the nation's first elected black governor, praises former President...
Women on the Front Lines
WOMEN in the US armed forces performed admirably during the Gulf war. More than 35,000 American women participated in Desert Storm. They served in nominally "noncombat" roles; but in modern warfare the distinctions often blur. Besides serving in support...
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