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 June 18, 1992

A Bad Precedent
THE Mexican government, concerned the United States might not honor extradition agreements, hires shadowy agents to abduct an American from his home in San Diego and spirit him across the border to stand trial in Mexico. OK?Apparently it would be, regardless...
A Chat with the Talk King Dick Cavett Brings His Intellect and Characteristic Wit to TV
BEFORE there was Jay, Arsenio, and Dennis, there was Johnny, Merv, and Dick.Merv Griffin long ago left the late-night talk show scene; Johnny Carson's retirement in May was a media mega-event. But the third player from the early 1970s, when television...
Aid for Nicaragua Should Be Taken off Hold
UNITED States policy toward Nicaragua has reached a moment of truth. It is up to the Bush administration to decide how it wants to proceed. In recent weeks, Republican members of Congress, led by Sen. Jesse Helms, have asked the administration to stop...
A `Spanish Solution' for Romania?
WILL Romania be the first post-communist monarchy? This scenario is not as nutty as it sounds - at least no more nutty than the current state of Romanian politics.When most Americans last saw Romania, it was New Year's 1989, and the Romanians had just...
Bush and Yeltsin Agree on Historic Nuclear-Arms Cut the Pact Restricts Multiple-Warhead Missiles, Long Seen as Destabilizing
THIS week's big Bush-Yeltsin arms deal means that after decades of constructing elaborate plans and weapons for fighting nuclear war, Washington and Moscow are moving toward stripped-down, deterrence-only atomic arsenals.It is a step toward reduced complexity...
Community Recycling Reduces Trash Trail While Recycling Programs Catch on across the US, Piles of Material Mount, Waiting for Reuse
EVEN on a midweek morning, this community's municipal-waste facility is buzzing with activity.A man drops off newspapers at the recycling area. A woman arrives with a carload of old books. A father and son hoist a used rug into their truck from the "take...
Europeans Hit Snag in High-Definition TV Race
THE Europeans have just stumbled in the race to develop the next-generation television in the United States.A European-led consortium was supposed to let the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) test its system starting June 3. But technical problems...
Food Fads Still Fill the Market
WHAT'S new in food trends? Pizza for breakfast, for one.It's no secret that many people enjoy leftover pizza in the morning. So Dingbats Deli-Pizzeria in Pittsburgh has introduced a new breakfast pizza. Breakfast burritos have already become an acceptable...
Fruits of Russia's Economic Reform Are Showing Up in Moscow Shops Prices Are Up, but Range of Available Goods Is Beginning to Keep Pace
IN Washington Boris Yeltsin is giving speeches declaring his undying commitment to economic reform. But what do all those words mean on the streets of Moscow?On the most popular shopping street in Moscow there was ample evidence that Yeltsin's reforms...
Hostage Releases Put Lebanese in Limelight Lebanese Leaders Allowed to Take Credit for German Hostage Release, but as in the Past, Iran and Syria Pulled the Strings
THE appearance here yesterday of two German aid workers, held captive for the past three years, marked a final closing of the Western hostage saga and a possible turning point for Lebanon, whose officials took a prominent role in the now-familiar rituals...
How All the Empires Finally Struck out Concern over Instability Spawned by Collapse Drives West's Efforts to Aid Emerging Nations
THE breathtaking changes that have occurred in the past year in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union are the conclusion of a long-term 20th-century trend: the collapse of the great "European" empires.It is this collapse that is at the root of much...
Israel's Economy Troubles Likud in Right-Wing Strongholds throughout Israel, Once Loyal Backers of the Ruling Party May Desert
IN Jerusalem's teeming Mahane Yehuda market, a traditional stronghold of noisy Israeli nationalism, there are mutterings of dissent."The economy is in a bad state and getting worse every day," says Shabtai Zizi, who works with his brother in a fishmonger's...
Mergers Rise as Recession Recedes
MERGERS and acquisitions (M&A) are suddenly in vogue again, with cash-rich firms scrambling to buy up smaller competitors.In the past few weeks, M&A specialists have sent shock waves through Wall Street with a number of major announcements. In a transaction...
`Only Connect'
THE history of nations illustrates the law of centripetal force, as small separate communities pulled together toward a center. Today a kind of centrifugal force has reversed the political direction, causing nations to fly apart.Small countries want...
Poland Indulges in TV Satire the Popular Show `Polish Zoo' Mocks Politicians and Entrenched National Attitudes
AT 8 p.m. every Saturday, life in Poland comes to a screeching stop.This is when about 75 percent of the population tunes in to the country's most popular TV show, the political satire "Polish Zoo." For a brief 10 minutes, Poland's most loved and despised...
Presidential Campaigners Try TV Talk-Show Route
AMERICAN politics - 1992 style - is achangin'.Ross Perot went on NBC's "Today" show recently for two hours, attracting its biggest audience since the Persian Gulf war. Not to be outdone, Bill Clinton blew his saxophone on "Arsenio Hall," then went after...
Professors Learn Environmental Literacy at Tufts University Institute
THE room looks eerily high-tech. There are exposed rafters, hanging fluorescent lights, a lime green carpet, plastic chairs. A slightly anomalous setting for a conference on how to live in harmony with nature, but that is indeed what is happening here...
Recycling Glut: Too Much Supply
AS more Americans prepare old newspapers, cans, jugs, and jars for recycling, what happens to these items once they reach the collection center? Often, they just pile up.That's because the demand for recycled materials doesn't match supply. Manufacturers...
S. African Government, ANC Face off over Mass Action
THE African National Congress (ANC) has initiated an open-ended period of mass-action protests aimed at putting pressure on the government to speed up progress in negotiations on powersharing and a new constitution.Coinciding with the anniversary of...
Selflessness
TODAY it sometimes looks as though selfishness reigns. Everywhere you see people trying to get ahead, be first, acquire more money, obtain bigger houses and cars, climb the corporate ladder--and often without regard to anyone else.We may feel that selflessness...
Sexual-Harassment Scandal Rocks US Navy into Reform
WHEN Master Chief Petty Officer Ginger Lee Simpson joined the United States Navy in 1968, she was one of only 3,500 women in the service. Sexual harassment, she says, was rampant."I was propositioned all the time, as well as touched a lot," recalls MCPO...
Tea, Gumdrops, and Books Galore
`I know how busy you are in your library, which is your Paradise.' - Erasmus to Bishop Fisher, 1524</P><P>I'VE always wanted to write a mystery set in The Boston Athenaeum, the elegant Beacon Hill library overlooking the Old Granary Burying...
Time out in Nuclear Asia A US-Led Moratorium on Testing Is Needed to Brake Competition
BY refusing to take the summit opportunity to match Boris Yeltsin's nuclear-testing moratorium, the Bush administration emboldens hardline forces in Russia. Worse still, this recalcitrance also allows nuclear pressures to mount in Asia.China's massive...
Triplecast Caters to Ultimate Olympic Fan
IF you're an Olympics diehard and want to see the games being played in July and August, you can go to Barcelona. If you're simply a fan, you can watch them on NBC-TV - along with what that network hopes will be some 190 million other viewers in the...
UN Lays Groundwork for Bosnian Mission
IT is not the full-fledged military intervention that the leaders of Bosnia-Herzegovina have been urging. Yet the United Nations is edging closer to its next declared goal in easing that nation's conflict: reopening Sarajevo airport to get relief supplies...
US Women Flex Political Muscle in Election '92
WOMEN political candidates across the country are running for public office in record numbers this year and will bring positive change to all levels of government, said a panel of four women elected officials at the League of Women Voters convention...
Weinberger Indicted in Iran-Contra Case
THE Iran-contra scandal could offer up three politically embarrassing criminal trials in this election year, including that of former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger.The Central Intelligence Agency's role in the Reagan administration's worst scandal...
When the Messenger Deserves to Be Heard
FOR his recent pronouncements on family values, Dan Quayle has been getting a lot of derision from those journalistic pundits and Hollywood producers and intellectuals that he sees as a "cultural elite."It's hard to be taken seriously - even when you...

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