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 May 12, 1992

Afghan Rebels Capture Soviet-Supplied Scuds Left out of the Ruling Coalition in Kabul, Radical Rebels May Use High-Tech Arms
AFGHAN rebel forces loyal to radical commander Gulbuddin Hekmatyar have captured a Scud missile site from militia forces. Videotape taken by an Afghan emigre shows the site, three miles south of Jalalabad in eastern Nangarhar Province, containing about...
A Friend of Canada's Forests Battles Loggers ENVIRONMENTAL PRIZEWINNERS
TO many observers, Canada's rich carpet of forests looks vast enough to withstand any amount of logging.Not to Colleen McCrory. A native of British Columbia, the province that supplies half of Canada's annual timber harvest, she scarcely notices the...
Bob Hoskins: Just Call Him One of the Blokes the Actor Stumbled into Performing, and Now Finds He Is Film's Everyman
`PURE nepotism," shoots back British actor Bob Hoskins, with gruff good humor, when asked how he ended up as Dustin Hoffman's pirate sidekick, Smee, in the Steven Spielberg film "Hook."Not literally nepotism, but Hoskins makes sure no one labors under...
Boston Arts Groups Band Together to Support NEA
LEADERS of major arts organizations here, buoyed by a new sense of activism, gathered at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum last week to announce a grass-roots campaign in support of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).The meeting of dance, theater,...
Brazil Opens Door to Environment Funding
ECONOMY Ministry officials formally approved Brazil's first debt-for-nature swap yesterday, opening the door to a new financing mechanism for environmental projects here.Debt-for-nature swaps have taken place in several Latin American countries since...
Carter Looks Better Than Ever
BEFORE the presidential primaries started I came up with an idea that politicians call a "nonstarter." Why not bring back Jimmy Carter?, I asked.The silence that greeted this suggestion was not exactly deafening. There was a stir of interest in the press...
Defending Human Rights in India ENVIRONMENTAL PRIZEWINNERS
ENVIRONMENTALLY sound development, says Medha Patkar, must include concern for human rights and fairness.The slight social worker from India, one of this year's Goldman Environmental Prize winners, sits cross-legged in her sari and sandals on the edge...
Director Tries to Balance Native American Concerns in an Interview, Michael Apted Explains His Approach to Filming the Mystery-Thriller 'Thunderheart'
IN the old Hollywood, native Americans were portrayed as noble or ferocious savages, but almost never as fully developed human beings. In recent years, movies about native Americans have been few: The funny, bright little picture "Powwow Highway" garnered...
Driving Simulator Could Help Reveal People's Road Habits the Findings Could Result in High-Tech Warning Devices in Cars; Fewer Accidents
LOOKS like another case of driver error.Up ahead Fido is about to dash in front of a car. The driver doesn't see the dog because his attention is wandering, but the car "sees" the dog. Before the driver can say "bad dog," flashing red beams inside the...
Dusting Rafters - and Other Unpaid Tasks
SEVENTY-FIVE years ago today, on May 12, 1917, my great-grandfather ended his diary entry on a domestic note:"Wife, Ethel, Lena, and Mary cleaning house and tending babies."This was spring cleaning season, and almost every day for three weeks he interspersed...
Fallout from Police Trial Verdict the L.A. Case Raises Legal Questions about Change of Venue and Differing Standards for Criminal and Civil Proceedings
AS this community awaits the next step in legal proceedings in the Rodney King case, fallout from the state criminal trial that acquitted four white police officers is reverberating from coast to coast.* A Miami judge has switched the location (venue)...
Fighting Causes Acute Shortages in Sarajevo Residents of Bosnian Capital Look to UN or Multinational Force to Protect Aid Convoys
AS Yugoslav Army-backed Serbian guerrillas tighten their siege of Bosnia-Herzegovina, hundreds of thousands of people trapped in Sarajevo and other war-ravaged areas now face shortages of food and medical supplies.The rapid depletion of food stocks has...
For Many, a Void after High School Low-Income Students Who Could Benefit from Post-Secondary Education Find the Door Shut by Federal Loan Policies
AMERICANS take justifiable pride in a system of higher education that not only is a magnet for some of the brightest students and scholars from around the world, but is also the world's most diverse, flexible, and forgiving.We boast that, unlike most...
Former Foes in Nicaragua Band Together for Protests Contras and Sandinistas Block Roads, Occupy Farmland. NICARAGUA
TWO years after her stunning election victory, Nicaraguan President Violeta Barrios de Chamorro might be forgiven for feeling that, politically speaking, the world has gone askew.Members of the Nicaraguan resistance - the "contras" who played a key role...
In Helping Former Soviet Republics, US Helps Itself
A GREAT political transformation is under way. The 15 states of the former Soviet Union are in the process of trying to create new democracies and market economies from the ruins of the old communist order. The debate in the United States is whether,...
Kabul Ruling Coalition Struggles to Keep Lid on Ethnic Rivalries
A HUSH spreads across the room as new Afghan Defense Minister Ahmed Shah Masoud steps from behind a curtain, preceded by a radio man with a large communications pack strapped to his back and a video camera mounted on his shoulder.Mr. Masoud is a slightly...
Meet the `Golden Retrievers in Pony Outfits' A Visit to a Donkey Sanctuary
`WILL she kick me?" is my first question as I stand at the far end of Megan's stall, pitchfork in hand, tentatively poking around for lumps of donkey manure. Apart from an occasional horseback ride as a child, I have never been at such close quarters...
More on the Frayed Phelan Family
IN "Very Old Bones," the latest addition to his so-called "Albany cycle" of novels set in the somber, seldom-celebrated state capital of New York, William Kennedy continues to explore the natural history of the disaster-prone Phelan family.The family...
Natural-Gas Cars Offer Benefits Big Need Now Is for More Refueling Stations
REFUELING stations for vehicles that burn compressed natural gas (CNG) have been opening at the rate of three a week as sellers of the alternative motor fuel prepare for the impact of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments.Under that law, government and private...
News Currents
MIDDLE EAST</P><P>The Palestine Liberation Organization, giving its backing to this week's multilateral Middle East peace talks, at the same time urged the US and Russia to break what it called Israel's intransigence. PLO sources in Tunis...
Perot's Volunteers
Scores of volunteers gather in a former Big and Tall Man store in a Manchester mall to mark crossing the threshold of signatures needed to place independent Ross Perot on the New Hampshire presidential ballot in the fall."We're all real amateurs," says...
Political Professionals, Move Over
CONTRARY to popular opinion, Americans have not given up on politics.Here in Illinois, US Senate candidate Carol Moseley Braun (D) has so many volunteers it takes four campaign people just to track them all.Pennsylvanians (and people from nearby New...
Scientists Seek Secrets of `Singing' Bubbles Rainfall on Water Makes Sounds That Aid in Forecasting
TO physicist Herman Medwin and oceanographer Jeffrey A. Nystuen, rainfall on water makes bubbles that "sing" an informative "song."The bubbles radiate low-frequency sounds that enable the scientists to estimate such poorly known quantities as the distribution...
Some Things Just Take Time
THOUGH James Madison's work for the Republic is generally considered long over, in fact it goes on. In 1789, the drafter of the Bill of Rights (the first 10 amendments to the Constitution) also wrote two other amendments that were passed by Congress...
Strength of Democratic Process Tested in Filipino Election
AS Filipinos from all walks of life waited in line to cast their votes in yesterday's general elections, many had yet to decide who they would choose as the country's next president."I still don't know," said Cely Benito, as she signed her name to a...
The US Role in the International War on Drugs
As the former chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee's Task Force on International Narcotics Control (1985-90), I get the impression that the author of the Opinion page article "The US Retreats in the War on Drugs," April 30, has not been following...
Urban Needs
JACK KEMP'S appointment as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in December 1988 was greeted with cheers by those who hoped to see some activism in what had become a moribund and scandal-ridden department. Mr. Kemp was known as a man of ideas and...
US Senators Cautious on Aid to Former Soviets
UNITED States senators are sharpening their focus on the ex-Soviet republics' debts as they examine President Bush's proposal to help fund the $24 billion international aid package for the beleaguered new states.The lawmakers are concerned that the republics'...
What Cities Need: Jobs for Teenagers
YOUNG people played the leading role in fomenting the mindless violence that ripped Los Angeles. The mob actions were inexcusable. The mob anger was understandable. The 27 percent increase in the minimum wage in 1989 and 1990, coupled with the recession...
Women Push Movement for Reform Back on Track NICARAGUA
AFTER years of revolution, war, and change, Nicaragua's women still face stubborn obstacles to social progress. Some have even taken up arms in protest.Angered by the government's refusal to fund a maternity ward, day-care centers, and other social programs,...
You Can Help to Defuse Public Anger
TUNE in to a radio talk show on any given day and you're likely to hear people venting their outrage against this official or that circumstance. Anger is apparently widespread, erupting in racial conflict, violence on the freeway, and in community factions...
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