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 August 2, 1991

A Few Good First-Person Introductions to China
Nowadays, almost every Westerner returning from China has a tale to tell. So it is a relief to discover a number of first-person accounts over the past few years that go beyond the "I played Frisbee on the Great Wall" narrative and yet introduce the...
America, Land of the Free ... Food
The author of this essay is a Romanian journalist who is spending six months in the United States as a visiting fellow at the Monitor. He recently shopped at an American supermarket for the first time and found it was something to write home about.MY...
Arabs Assess Mixed Legacy of War Activists Say War Aftermath Has Revived Peace Process, but Undermined Arab 'Political Map' Series: THE GULF. ONE YEAR LATER. Third of Three Articles Appearing Today
ONE year ago today, Clovis Maksoud, then the Arab League ambassador to the United States, was driving to Washington's Dulles airport to catch a flight to Beirut. Although well aware of the crisis shaping up between Iraq and Kuwait, he was caught by surprise...
Avignon Theatre Festival Presents a Rich Tableaux Producers and Directors Come to Avignon to Book New Productions. FRENCH DRAMA
'IN winter?" the frantic waiter repeats, dropping 40 francs into his apron pocket. "It's dead. But once this starts, it's completely crazy." He scurries through scores of small tables in the outdoor plaza, ready to serve more festivalgoers.The Avignon...
Baker Hopes for Israeli Concession Israeli Premier Expected to Offer US a 'Yes, but on Proposed Middle East Peace Talks
'US Secretary of State James Baker arrives in Israel this afternoon to receive Israel's response on the peace conference. Or so he hopes."That was how state-run Israel Radio underscored the continued uncertainty here over the government's position as...
Bay State Leaders See Great 'Envirotech' Potential
MASSACHUSETTS government officials and state environmental business leaders say that the state and the New England region have the potential to become a world center for the environmental technology industry.A rapidly growing number of "envirotech" firms...
Bush, Gorbachev Pioneer New Era of Friendship but beyond Summit, Bush Faces Hard Choices as Gorbachev Is Pressed on Domestic Reforms. SUPERPOWER SUMMIT Series: MOSCOW SUMMIT
UNITED States President Bush descended into the fierce crosscurrents of Soviet domestic politics in the Ukraine yesterday. Yet he managed to avoid taking sides.He insisted that choosing between the central Soviet government of his near-ally Soviet President...
China beyond the Guidebooks Recent Books Show That China's Emergence after Years of Communist Insularity Presents a Cultural and Economic Puzzle
THESE two books on American interaction with and reaction to China will leave you fascinated, but wiser, and not overly inclined to either live or do business there.J. D. Brown's adventures in "Digging to China" are at street level, at the "down and...
Cities Bear Brunt of AIDS Burden US Mayors' Study Has Focused Attention on Federal Funding for Research, Public Care. HEALTH CARE
IN Philadelphia, the school board has just joined a growing list of school districts nationwide allowing condom distribution in high schools.Here in San Francisco, mayoral and city health officials are meeting to discuss a project study for California's...
Closeups of Distant Faces
I FIRST met Emily, an anthropologist who is Chinese-American, in Lijiang, western China. She had managed to cut through reams of Chinese red tape to become the first Westerner to study a remote Naxi community near the Tibetan border. The Naxi, a minority...
Grass-Roots Sailors Keep Pure Racing Alive
JOAN THAYER can't remember a time when she didn't sail. "It's all I do," she says. And since elementary school, Ms. Thayer has been racing one-design sailboats in the Marblehead (Mass.) Race Week, the oldest yacht-racing event in the country.In a one-design...
Insurance Woes Raise Concerns about Pensions as Some Insurers Fall, Others Benefit as Retirement Funds Seek Safety. SAVINGS AT RISK
PHONES are jingling off the walls at the major insurance company rating agencies with calls from policyholders anxious to learn the financial status of their particular insurers."We are just flooded with calls - 100 percent above our usual levels," says...
Kuwait Squeezes out Palestinians Policy to Rid Nation of Once-Valued Residents Strikes at Their Jobs, Education, Sense of Security Series: THE GULF. ONE YEAR LATER. Second of Three Articles Appearing Today
'I AM disgusted with the day I was born here."Standing in line for the exit visa that he needed to leave the country, 24-year-old Said was bitter. Jobless and stripped of his residence permit, he had reached a conclusion shared by a fast-growing number...
Lebanon through Ramzi's Eyes the Ravaged Country's Best Hope Is a New Political Culture Based on Fresh Views of Its Beauty and Heritage
WHEN we left Lebanon in the summer of 1984, our youngest son, Ramzi, was barely two years old. Even then, one was aware of his fondness for music and dance. Rhythmic movement, miming, even a bit of burlesque were unmistakable.He indulged his passions...
Let's End 'Righteous Isolationism' against Vietnam
THROUGHOUT our history, Americans have prided themselves on the power of the democratic ideal. We have the conviction that, over time, no government can resist democracy once its people have tasted the sweetness of freedom. In my view, it is time to...
'Live from Havana
THE Pan American Games, which begin today in Havana, are the first major international sporting event to take place in Fidel Castro's Cuba. The United States is sending some 700 athletes to the games, along with coaches and trainers, sports officials,...
Movie Budgets Shake Hollywood Are Expensive Films Bad and Low-Budget Ones Good? Not Always, but the Debate Continues. FILM: COMMENTARY
THE summer's biggest hit, "Terminator 2: Judgment Day," features such edifying sights as an exploding computer plant, a nuked-out Los Angeles, and a linoleum floor turning into a man before your very eyes. Creating these bits of movie magic, and the...
News Currents
EUROPE</P><P>The hard-line communist committee that took power from President Mikhail Gorbachev yesterday announced through the Tass news agency that it would clamp down on the press, ban the activity of political parties, ban public demonstrations,...
Polish Film Recalls One Boy's Odd Story
FILMS about the Holocaust inevitably reveal the evil that dwells in anti-Semitism. Certain films also make it their business to expose the absurdity of the Nazi ambition to build an empire on bias and bigotry - a profound absurdity that lends a note...
Rail Mishaps Prompt Safety-Review Calls
TRAIN safety is receiving fresh scrutiny in the wake of three major rail accidents in the United States.The deaths of at least seven people in an Amtrak derailment Wednesday in South Carolina are focusing attention on the need for improvements along...
Revolutionary Replay
LIKE the Woodstock generation in America, China's youths grew up during the '60s in a crazy age of political and cultural experimentation. It was called the Cultural Revolution.But unlike their American counterparts, they didn't settle into comfortable...
Saddam Still Sees Himself as Pan-Arab Leader Series: THE GULF. ONE YEAR LATER. First of Three Articles Appearing Today
A YEAR after its invasion of Kuwait last Aug. 2, Iraq does not show any outward remorse.The leadership here seems determined to adhere to the political course that has provoked international hostility against Iraq.President Saddam Hussein maintains he...
Serial Killings Are Rare, but Increasing Sharply Experts Say Rise Parallels Increase in Dysfunctional Families, Media Images of Violence, Child Abuse, and Sexual Permissiveness
SERIAL killings like the ones generating headlines out of Milwaukee the past two weeks are a relatively rare form of murder, say criminologists.But serial killings are on the rise, and all-too-common social and cultural problems are believed to be a...
Sickness Isn't Inevitable
WHEN flu strikes, most people feel that there isn't much to be done except to stay in bed and ride out the barrage of symptoms. People spend vast sums each year trying to reduce the discomfort, but medicine offers no cure for this periodic scourge.The...
To Some in Gaza, the Peace Process Isn't Good News
WITH so much attention being paid to Israeli response to United States peace efforts, it's easy to forget that opposition to the plan runs deep in places like the Gaza Strip.Waiting in the wings for the peace process to fail are Gaza's Islamic fundamentalists,...
Twelve Months Later
A YEAR after Iraq's tanks flattened the Kuwaiti Army, the complaint against Saddam Hussein's regime is not invasion, but evasion. Despite punishing economic sanctions and threats of bombing, the Iraqi government has dodged United Nations demands to divulge...
US Conference of Mayors' Plan of Action
THE US Conference of Mayors task force on AIDS studied 26 major United States cities, and developed a 12-point plan of action:Partnership with the federal government. The plan calls for a comprehensive federal policy for AIDS funding to cities.HIV disease,...
Will Bush Extend A Hand to Jobless?
WHEN the employment numbers for July are released in Washington this morning, the number of jobless in the United States will likely remain above 8 million. The consensus forecast of economists is that the unemployment rate will be 7 percent, same as...
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