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 December 4, 1991

Baby Steps toward A Paperless Office
TO glimpse Harry Bolan's office is to peek at the future.There's a pen-based computer (where a special stylus performs many keyboard functions), a couple of neatly stacked newspapers, and a pile of of self-sticking note pads on the desk.Other than that,...
BOOKPLATES with PERSONALITY
THE Austrian National Library in Vienna contains, among other things, 2.6 million books. If you passed out one to each resident in this capital, there'd be about 1 million left over. Gerhard Roth, in his recently published "Journey to the Center of Vienna,"...
Canada's Auto Transplant Trouble Some Say US Gains at Canada's Expense in Dispute over Content Rules for Japanese Factories. NORTH AMERICAN ENOUGH?
EVERY morning at 8 a.m., Michael Nylin lines up for exercises with hundreds of co-workers here at CAMI Automotive Inc., a two-year-old Japanese-run automobile assembly plant in the heart of southern Ontario's auto belt.After half an hour Mr. Nylin, vice...
Canada Toughens Stance on Quebec, Human Rights Foreign Minister Emphasizes Stronger Foreign Policy. INTERVIEW
WARNING of the harsh repercussions Quebec faces if it secedes from Canada, the Canadian government has switched from coaxing Quebec to stay in the fold to laying down a tougher line.Barbara McDougall, Canada's secretary of state for external affairs,...
COLD WAR LINGERS IN TAIWAN STRAIT Mainland Chinese Citizens in Fujian Province Welcome Taiwanese Visitors with Open Arms; Their Governments in Taipei and Beijing Are Less Cordial
ALTHOUGH the cold war has ended across most of the world, it still drags on for Zhen Lijun and thousands of other residents of fishing villages on the Taiwan Strait.Nationalist troops from Taiwan recently killed Mrs. Zhen's cousin with mortar fire as...
Consumers' Stake in Free Trade
BACK in August, federal officials held public hearings at Georgia State University in Atlanta on President Bush's proposal to enter into a free trade agreement with Mexico. Those testifying represented business and labor interests. Conspicuously absent...
Court Considers Spotted Owl Protection Ruling
THE Supreme Court heard arguments Dec. 2 over the endangered Northern spotted owl and how far Congress can go in limiting action of the federal courts.The case involved an obscure amendment to a federal appropriations bill for fiscal year 1990 that details...
Efforts Escalate to Locate E.T.S Several Programs Will Intensify Radio-Signal Search for Sign of Extraterrestrial Intelligence
JOHN BILLINGHAM says it's time to ask a basic question about life on other worlds.If the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) program he heads for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) - or any other SETI program - actually...
Environment and Trade
AN agreement on the Uruguay Round of trade negotiations would be a critical step toward improving the economic well-being of farmers in the developing world and saving its deteriorating farm lands. It also would bring environmental and economic benefits...
Europeans Move toward Consensus on Yugoslavia
THE European Community is moving with increasing speed toward recognizing the independence of breakaway Yugoslav republics, and may make official before the end of the year what some European officials believe is already a de facto recognition.Slovenia...
Evaluating the Situation in Yugoslavia
There are no ethnically pure borders in Europe, as the editorial "The Fall of Vukovar," Nov. 20, suggests. If the European and world communities allow Serbian grabbing of Croatian land it will have unforeseen consequences in post World War II Europe.Serbia...
Family Holidays: Channels of Culture
AN observation from the weekend after Thanksgiving, the official kickoff of the holiday consumption season: Part of what the holidays are about for many people is the transmission of culture from one generation to the next.The summer holidays are a pause...
Free Speech under Review in Minnesota Cross-Burning Case How Much Can Laws Limit Expressions of Bias before They Infringe on the First Omendment?
A RISING intolerance for bigotry in the past few years has blanketed the country with new public laws and campus codes against speech and action motivated by bias.A case to be heard Dec. 4 before the Supreme Court could provide a test for how far these...
Good Reading in Your Pocket
YOU don't see them so often now, those tiny books and almanacs - genuine pocket books - once so popular with our parents and grandparents. They are much smaller than the average paperback, often smaller than the palm of the hand. With the advent of coffee-table...
Hostage Drama Is Headed toward Rapid Denouement
WITH the release of Joseph Cicippio and Alann Steen, the end of the long hostage drama is coming faster than many had dared hope.The freeing of Mr. Cicippio and Mr. Steen marked an important qualitative development in the hostage-release process. For...
Independent Ukraine Finds Allies in Russia, Foes in Moscow ANALYSIS
RUSSIAN President Boris Yeltsin's quick recognition of Ukrainian independence after a landslide referendum Dec. 1 was welcomed here.While the Ukraine is ready to wave goodbye to any political or even economic union with former Soviet republics, it is...
Keeping the World's Theaters Busy Alan Ayckbourn Writes Dark Comedies about the Middle Class and the Gulf between the Sexes
ONE of Britain's leading newspapers recently published a 1,000-strong list of the "makers" of the 20th century - in science, politics, sports, and the arts. Toward the beginning of that list, with W. H. Auden, Yasser Arafat, and Woody Allen for company,...
Kenya's Moi Bows to Calls for Multiparty Elections Threatened by a Cutoff in Aid from Western Donors and Renewed Protests by Domestic Critics, Kenya's President Reluctantly Agrees to Move toward Reform
THE focus was on President Daniel arap Moi as he told several thousand party faithful on Dec. 3 that Kenya would soon have more than one political party.In the expensive, modern Kasarani Arena in the Moi Sports Complex where he spoke, there was an air...
Khmer Rouge Agree to Return, Again
IN a compromise that set Cambodia's fragile peace back on track, the Khmer Rouge agreed Dec. 3 to return to the capital, Phnom Penh, after fleeing a mob attack late last month.The deal, hammered out by the four rival Cambodian factions at an emergency...
Layoffs at Large and Small Firms Sap Confidence Cuts by Major Employers like IBM Hit Hard; Retrenchment by Small Businesses Hurts, Too. US JOBS OUTLOOK
EACH week, economist Edward Hyman, chairman of the International Strategy and Investment Group Inc., publishes a list of large American companies that have recently laid off workers.According to Mr. Hyman's latest count, 156 firms - from Citicorp to...
Mainland Fishermen Make Living under Barrel of Gun OPEN-WATER STRIFE
THE sea had just yielded a boatload of shrimp and squid for Zhen Min and its glassy surface rocked him with a slow, deep swell as he sailed homeward past Quemoy Island.Mr. Zhen's boat was silhouetted by the early morning sun, his relatives recall. Its...
Major Looks in Vain for French Support as EC Summit Approaches, Britain Seeks Moderate Allies, While Germany Eases Pressure to Recognize Yugoslav Republics
WHEN John Major gets to Maastricht he will be a lonely leader with a steep hill to climb.That was the bleak message from British and French diplomatic sources after Britain's prime minister spent two and a half hours with President Francois Mitterrand...
More Flak over Oil Development in Alaska Gwich'in Indians Fighting Development in Wildlife Refuge - but Welcome It on Own Land. INDIANS, ESKIMOS, AND OIL
THE Gwich'in Indians, who prominently oppose oil development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), have repeatedly invited such work on their own Alaska lands.That disclosure was made recently by pro-development forces, who had hoped to play...
Mr. Bush Gets (More) Advice
THE president is looking uncomfortable these days. The economic recovery sputters; George and Barbara took to a mall the day after Thanksgiving, traditionally the biggest shopping day of the year, and bought some socks, to prime the Holiday consumer...
News Currents
HOSTAGES</P><P>American hostage Alann Steen walked to freedom Dec. 3 after 1,773 days in captivity. Steen, handed over to Syrian intelligence officers in Lebanon, was transported to Damascus where he was to meet United States diplomats....
Theroux, the Accidental Tourist
NO excuses. Paul Theroux candidly acknowledges that in the 1970s he was prompted to compose travel books for the money.Were the writing of fiction more remunerative, legions of readers might not have train-trekked with Theroux through Turkey, India,...
The Ukraine's Future
SUNDAY'S overwhelming vote for Ukrainian independence was the culmination of a nationalist movement that reshaped that republic's politics over the past few years.Genuine independence, however, remains more a goal than a reality - though it's a goal...
The UN: More Duties, Few Funds
THE United Nations faces a dilemma. While its peacekeeping responsibilities are expanding, its financial resources are shrinking. Member nations are nearly $1 billion behind in their payment of regular contributions to the organization, raising the possibility...
Trapped on an Island!
NO, it wasn't a shipwreck. It was a week-long family vacation on a rugged island off the coast. I dreaded the rustic living as time spent constrained, with few things to do and no communication with the shore.But in the end I learned a valuable spiritual...
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