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 January 6, 1992

A Glimpse Behind Beatty's Shades FILM: INTERVIEW
WARREN BEATTY, wearing black shirt, pants, leather jacket, and of course, dark glasses, settles in for some conversation."When you make a movie, you want it to be seen, but you don't want the chatter or publicity about the star to override it."Leaning...
Americans Rally to Provide Aid for Citizens of the Former USSR
AS television images of the hungry, the sick, and the displaced of the former Soviet Union seep into the American consciousness, a groundswell of support is building for private humanitarian aid to that disparate collection of republics.The Russian Embassy...
A Plan for Wetlands Recovery
HERE'S a New Year's resolution for Congress and the president: Resolved, that damaged or destroyed wetlands "be restored at a rate that offsets any further loss and contributes to an overall gain of 10 million acres by the year 2010."That's the recommendation...
Argentina Starts to Tango by Employing Tough Measures, Argentina Has Been Able to Control Soaring Inflation, Start Privatizing Money-Losing State Firms, and Revive the Economy
ARGENTINES started the new year with a new currency amid renewed hopes that President Carlos Saul Menem's free-market economic policies will put this country's economy back on its feet.This is the fourth change in the currency denomination since 1970....
Bush Reassures Asians of Continued US Engagement US REGIONAL ROLE
PRESIDENT George Bush has served notice of a less dominant United States in Asia's shifting security picture.In a weekend speech in Singapore, the second stop in a four-nation swing through Asia and Australia, Mr. Bush signaled new US defense cutbacks...
Bush's Two-Pronged Foreign Policy
ANALYSTS who say that George Bush lacks a foreign policy plan for the "new world order" are wrong. The president's actions reflect a coherent and consistent perception of two major international threats.These threats are nuclear proliferation and the...
Choral Singing with Subtlety the Tallis Scholars Raise Early Music's Popularity
ONE recent Friday evening, hundreds of people decided to ditch the movies and holiday shopping - and do the unexpected: sit on uncomfortable wooden pews in a local church, sandwiched in with about 1,000 other people, and listen to sacred Renaissance...
Communist Twilight: A Die-Hard's View after Years in Jungles and Jails Filipino Communist Leader Is Still a Believer - a Letter from Manila
FROM one old communist to another, Jesus Lava says he thinks Mikhail Gorbachev was right.What went wrong for the head of the former Soviet Union was timing, says a former leader of Philippine communists."There should be no conflict between communism...
Connecticut Forges School-Family Ties A State-Funded Resource Center in a Public School Provides Day-Care, Help for Parents, and Extended-Day Programs. First in a Weekly Four-Part Series about Innovative Schools
STARTING at 6:30 each weekday morning, working parents in this rural section of northeastern Connecticut begin dropping their kids off at a local public school. They don't even have to worry about breakfast - the before-school child-care program takes...
Doubts about Expanded Telecommunication Networks
The article "US Poised for New Telecommunications Era," Dec. 19, echoes the century-old belief that fundamental problems can be solved through mechanical ingenuity.But has the quality of our lives been increased by the deluge of paper from our fax machines?...
In El Salvador, Both Sides Say That New Year Pact Will End Long Civil War Rebel Leader Cites Importance of Direct Contact with US Ambassador
THE signing of a conditional agreement at the United Nations in New York to end El Salvador's 12-year civil war is irreversible and likely to be respected, longtime activists on both sides of this embittered conflict say.Although there is still fear...
Israeli Move to Deport 12 Arabs from West Bank, Gaza Delays Peace Talks
THE meal is ready and the table is set. But, once again, some of the guests are going to be late.Last month Israel boycotted the scheduled starting date for peace talks with its Arab neighbors to protest what it said was the Bush administration's unilateral...
Japanese Visit Highlights Deep Disagreements Japan's Hopes for New Alliance Goals Fade as Bush Turns Emphasis to 'Jobs, Jobs, Jobs'
ON the eve of President Bush's arrival in Tokyo, the depth of differences between Japan and the United States can be measured by how much they disagree over the primary reason for this summit between the world's two economic superpowers.For Mr. Bush,...
Latest Wenders Film Deflates Expectations
'UNTIL the End of the World" could be the season's most eagerly awaited art film. Directed by German filmmaker Wim Wenders, whose credits include such respected pictures as "Wings of Desire" and "Alice in the Cities," it's an ambitious epic by any standard:...
News Currents
MIDDLE EAST AND GULF</P><P>Unidentified gunmen yesterday shot and killed the chief of Yasser Arafat's security network, which plays a police role in the refugees' shanty towns in southern Lebanon. The assassination appeared to be part...
Peace for Salvador
IN El Salvador's bitter civil war, peace has been as elusive as mercury. Time after time, agreements to agree and preliminary accords between the government and the coalition of leftist rebels have unraveled, as the antagonists pressed for further gains...
Prayer - for Humanity's Sake
ALL too often we're aware of life's sorrows--it may seem barren, joyless, arduous. Even when we hear of the good and generous things people do, it seems that there is always a need for more, and it's easy to fear that people's capacity for benevolence...
Price Reform in Russia Bewilders Many despite Reform of Price System, Confusion and Empty Shelves Are Still the Rule in Shops and Food Stores
THOUGH this small city is only about 75 miles northeast of Moscow and is situated along the route of the Trans-Siberian railway, it seems light-years apart far from the hustle and bustle of the capital.Alexandrov, which itself was briefly the capital...
Reporter's Notebook Tells Tale of Detention
WHAT started out as a routine trip to a provincial city to report on price increases turned into a Kafka-esque decent into a bureaucratic nightmare for three Western correspondents.Most restrictions on foreign correspondents accredited in Moscow were...
Russian Embassy Staff Fears Pink Slips as Red Flag Lowers
AT the Soviet Embassy's first (and last) Christmas party here last month, the two most popular places for guests to take souvenir snapshots were by the embassy Christmas tree and in front of the massive portrait of state founder Vladimir Lenin, which...
Staging a Russian Revolution in the Post-1917 Years, a New Political Order Was Synonymous with a New Theater and Art
THE astonishing reforms of glasnost and perestroika are far from the first Russian revolution of this century, and the current crisis is not the first time that Russian society has threatened to break down.The series of upheavals that began in 1905 and...
Stasi Files Expose Past Injustices Some Germans Worry That Vigilante Justice, Social Upheaval Will Accompany Access to Files
VERA WOLLENBERGER'S husband, Knud, swore to her by their children that he did not spy on her for the hated East German secret police - the Stasi.He was lying.Ms. Wollenberger, an activist in the peace movement in the days of East German communism and...
The President's Travel Abroad Creates Jobs at Home
PRESIDENT Bush's foreign travel schedule, including his current trip to Asia, is the best tool to jump-start the United States economy. Ron Brown, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, misses the boat when he says, "Working Americans in Rome,...
Understanding the West
"IT'S YOUR MISFORTUNE AND NONE OF MY OWN:" A NEW HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN WEST. By Richard White, University of Oklahoma Press, 644 pp., $39.95 A SOCIETY TO MATCH THE SCENERY: PERSONAL VISIONS OF THE FUTURE OF THE AMERICAN WEST. Edited by Gary Holthaus,...
US, French Scientists Plan to Map Ocean from Satellite
THE new year brings a unique challenge to an international team of scientists who want to learn more about a poorly known climate factor - ocean circulation. They are preparing to make the first comprehensive survey of the topography of the ocean surface...
Voyage of Discovery Began Here
AT San Jorge Church in this Andalucian village above the Rio Tinto Valley, the north-side doorway - framed by weathered brick arranged in the decorative, Arab-influenced style called Mudejar - carries the name "Puerta de los Novios," or door of the young...
Will Fed's New Ease Revive Gold's Glitter?
WALL Street's scramble into paper assets - essentially, stocks - has taken the spotlight off commodities, including gold and silver, but also interest-rate sensitive base metals such as aluminum, copper, and nickel.That may not be totally wise, according...
Yucca Mountain Site Heats Up Energy Officials Campaign for It as Nuclear Waste-Dump Site; Scientists Say It's Too Dangerous. CONTROVERSY OVER SPENT FUEL RODS
BATTLE lines first drawn a decade ago over the proposed United States nuclear dump site at Nevada's Yucca Mountain are deepening into trenches.The federal government has spent well over $1 billion since 1981 testing whether the site northwest of Las...
Yugoslavia's Lesson for the West Intervention to Stem Such Conflicts Must Be Quicker and More Decisive
THE disintegration of Yugoslavia presents a challenge not only to the south Slav nations and their neighbors, but also to Western states and institutions. All the looming problems of the post-cold-war world are encapsulated in the crumbling Yugoslav...
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