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 17, 1991

Boston's Central Artery Plan Praised, Booed Complex Road-Tunnel Project Wins Approval of One Environmental Group, but Others Say It Still Is Simply Too Disruptive
BOSTON may be getting more mileage than it bargained for out of its $4.9 billion Central Artery project.Besides construction of a bigger, better highway system, the 10-year plan calls for a $1 billion effort to get excess vehicles off clogged city streets....
British Government Sets Rules for Media Coverage of Gulf War
The British news media have been asked to submit to stern censorship rules in their coverage of a war in the Gulf.Operating against a somber mood, symbolized by a massive 534 to 57 House of Commons vote Tuesday in favor of going to war, newspaper, television,...
British Industry Targets E. Europe Stung by Heavy Investments of Germans and Italians, British Are Determined
BRITISH industry is poised to launch a campaign to strengthen trade links with East European countries and to gain a larger share of what manufacturers and investors hope will become a lucrative market in the years ahead.But British traders will find...
Cherish Yosemite
AS the only Monitor correspondent to have filed an insurance claim for bear damage to a rental car while at Yosemite, I have always had a strong professional and personal interest in the crown jewel of United States national parks.The bear incident (a...
Choosing Sides in Moscow
WHEN the Moscow regime of Mikhail Gorbachev tried to strangle Lithuania last year, cutting off fuel and threatening worse in a bid to stifle the little country's cry for independence, the Bush administration remained largely silent.The reasoning in Washington...
Confidence Weighs against Caution in Gulf
HIGHLY placed Egyptian military sources express total confidence that the United States-led multinational force in the Gulf region could defeat Iraq in less than one month.Independent Western military experts here, however, caution that in their eagerness...
Court Eases Forced Busing
THE Supreme Court established relaxed standards that school districts still operating under desegregation orders must meet to prove compliance with the law and remove themselves from federal court jurisdiction.The court, in a 5-to-3 decision, ruled Tuesday...
Curbing Iraq's Military War Isn't Necessary to Deprive Saddam of High-Tech Weaponry. the Job Could Be Done through Effective Enforcement of Nonproliferation Laws and Treaties
FOR many officials in the United States, the destruction of Saddam Hussein's weapons plants has now become the reason for going to war, far overshadowing the plight of Kuwait. But while there is cause to worry about Iraq's military capacity, one has...
Food That Helps You Come in from the Cold
THE mercury has just dropped another 10 degrees. You pull on an old woolen cardigan and settle beside a crackling fire with Rover at your feet and a mug of hot soup in your hands. Winter is here.The season calls for food that warms you up and keeps you...
French in Uproar over Spelling Reform
LAST fall, several French publications chided the American public for beating itself into a froth over the issue of women reporters in professional football locker rooms, at a time when the country faced a budget deadlock at home and a deepening crisis...
Gulf Crisis Worries Japan's Automakers
THE crisis in the Middle East may provide a fertile opportunity for United States automakers to win a long-sought crackdown on their Japanese rivals.For years, the Big Three have demanded tough new quotas to supplant the decade-old voluntary restraint...
In Exile, Kuwaitis Ponder Future of Their Country Opposition Leaders Call for Resignation of Sabah Family
AS the West and the Arab world wait hour by hour for war, the Kuwaitis are locked in an intense debate in Saudi Arabia about what kind of Kuwait everyone may be fighting for.The secret debate is going on in a hotel in Jiddah among a mere 40 people -...
Is the Soviet Threat Moving North?
IN Central Europe it is generally accepted that the cold war is over and that it is only a matter of dotting the i's and crossing the t's on a few arms treaties.But the brutal crackdown in Lithuania underscores the supreme strategic interest that the...
It Won't Fly
EVEN as US forces ready for battle in the Gulf, Washington strives to keep military spending within bounds. A major skirmish in the latter campaign took place last week.Pentagon chief Richard Cheney decided to cancel the A-12 carrier-based warplane,...
Journey Deep into a Rain Forest A Visitor to Costa Rica's Rara Avis Biological Reserve Discovers the Jungle's Sights and Sounds
IT'S rainy season in Costa Rica, and a visitor has arrived in a downpour. Good practice, since the next stop, 60 miles from the capital of San Jose, is Rara Avis, a rain forest of dense virgin jungle millions of years old - annual rainfall 160 to 200...
Living an Old-Fashioned Poem
GRANDMOTHER walked ahead of us into the library and fluffed up pillows. We had finished supper, Grandpa complaining of bouillon and toast, when once he had feasted at diplomatic receptions around the world. "Now dear," Granny said in her amiable low...
Massive, Mobile UN Force vs. Dug-In Iraqis Strategy of US-Led Armored Units Is to Lure Adversaries into Open, Then Strike Them
THE months of diplomacy and debate, troop deployments, and United Nations maneuvering, have come down to this: the silence of waiting for war to begin.As of this writing the United States-led multinational coalition had not yet begun military action...
News Currents
GULF CRISIS</P><P>Iraq's ambassador to the US called Wednesday for more time for a diplomatic solution to the Persian Gulf crisis. Sadiq al-Mashat, in London en route to Baghdad, said that a war against Iraq would be a disaster for the...
Protests and Frustration at the UN
OUTSIDE the iron gates of the United Nations, police on horseback stood guard as crowds of demonstrators, from church groups to veterans in wheelchairs, chanted "No blood for oil" and "Hold back war."The faces changed as different groups came and went...
Romeo Conca's Pork Chops and Kale
ROMEO CONCA'S PORK CHOPS AND KALE</P><P>"It's simple and foolproof and ridiculously good," says Lane Morgan of this recipe from her "Winter Harvest Cookbook." Kale 1 pork chop per diner dry mustard black pepper salt olive oil garlic,...
Senate Ethics Panel's Stern Duty
THIS week the Senate Ethics Committee will complete its public hearings on the Keating Five - the United States senators who are accused of influence-peddling in behalf of Charles Keating. The collapse of Mr. Keating's Lincoln Savings and Loan is expected...
Soviets Try to Mollify West as Grip Tightens at Home
WHILE the Lithuanian parliament waited nervously behind homemade barricades for the tanks to come, a smiling Mikhail Gorbachev appeared before his parliament on Tuesday to present his new foreign minister.Alexander Bessmertnykh, hastily flown in from...
The Irresistible Expression of You
EACH week my art class was sent out to paint in the nearby village. Each week one student's frame was filled with nothing but crosshatches. All of us were a little perplexed. We wondered why she remained in the class. Yet eventually forms began to emerge...
The West's Misperception of Islam
A REPORT by the FBI warns that "underground cells of Islamic extremists" sponsored by Iraq and Libya are located in major American cities, poised for terrorist attacks. Former diplomat Jeanne Kirkpatrick and Vice President Dan Quayle also single out...
Uneasy Calm Marks Passing of UN Deadline in Baghdad
AT 8 a.m., a misty fog engulfed Baghdad, adding to the eery calm that characterized the passing of the United Nations deadline for Iraq's withdrawal from Kuwait.Few cars were on the streets and few people outside. There were none of the customary traffic...
US Acts to Thwart Attacks at Home Experts Say the Possibility of Violence in US Is Remote, but It's Real Enough to Warrant Vigilance. COUNTERING TERRORISM
THE United States is undertaking the most stringent preparations for possible terrorist attacks than at any time in history even as reports of suspicious activities are already surfacing.The curtain of protection is being drawn everywhere from Capitol...
US Looks to Postwar Picture in Best Case, a Chance for US Prestige; in Worst, Poor Relations with Region, an Isolated Israel
ONCE a war is over in the Persian Gulf, the real work begins - the delicate political effort to bring stability to an unsettled region.How much turmoil a war could leave will depend heavily on how long it lasts and how bloody it is.While the risks are...
US-Soviet Air Travel Expands, despite Troubles Several Carriers Compete for New Routes; Cargo Business Grows. OPENING SKIES
PLANS are proceeding to expand air travel between the Soviet Union and the United States, despite political turmoil there, recession here, and hard times in the industry.Under a two-year bilateral agreement that takes effect April 1, the US Department...
Vanishing Habitats
TROPICAL RAINFOREST: A WORLD SURVEY OF OUR MOST VALUABLE AND ENDANGERED HABITAT WITH A BLUEPRINT FOR ITS SURVIVAL. By Arnold Newman, Facts on File, 256 pp., $40</P><P>ONE doesn't usually begin a book review by discussing a book's price....
War, Peace, and Our Idea of God
AS the terrible machinery of war rumbled, and roared, into place in the Persian Gulf, there was another sound to be heard. It was the silent cry, in the hearts of hundreds of thousands of fathers, mothers, wives, husbands, and children: "Please God,...
What Do Europeans Want? TV Producers Overseas Try to Emulate the Success of Rival US Production Companies. TELEVISION
AFTER decades of quite significant dependence on American programming, European broadcasters are actively searching for a new identity of their own. While this in no way implies an exclusion of United States movies and shows, it nevertheless puts a new...
When Music, Color, and Canvas Meet Series: ART NOW. Part 9 of a Series
`I LOVE formality!" exclaims artist Ellen Banks, gesturing with her hands as though she were describing the most wonderful thing in the world. She apologizes for the encroaching chaos that threatens the order of her studio. But I've seen much worse,...
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