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 October 17, 1991

Adventures on the 'Far Side' of the World
LOOKING for quick passage to another world and another time? Either of these books will serve well. Both are set in the early 19th century, in or around Australia, and both are engaging works of imagination that combine action, suspense, and vivid introspection....
American Awarded Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences
AMERICAN economist Ronald Coase, a professor at the University of Chicago, has won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for breakthrough contributions to "our understanding of the way the economy functions."The Swedish National Bank, which awarded...
A Perversion of Justice
IN the end it was not a triumph for truth, but a victory for bad taste and the politics of sleaze.The country will survive the grotesque Senate confirmation hearings of Clarence Thomas, but Americans deserve better than the perversion of justice that...
Art Made during the Age of Exploration Columbus and the Arts
THE clever covers of the "Circa 1492: Art in the Age of Exploration" catalog tell the show's story at a glance.The front cover superimposes an Italian painting from about 1494, a portrait of mathematician Fra Luca Pacioli, done in somber grays, greens,...
A Shepherd That Leads
RECENTLY the New Testament image of Christ Jesus as a shepherd with his flock caught my attention. One special aspect that struck me as I read the parable in John's Gospel is where Jesus says that the rightful shepherd "entereth in by the door to where...
Behind the Wall
FEW Californians, including those with children currently incarcerated in the state juvenile-penal system - the California Youth Authority (CYA) - seem to understand what is happening behind the walls of these institutions. CYA staffers say most people...
Brazilians Embark on River Cleanup Plan Sao Paulo Radio Station Ignites Movement to Detoxify the Tiete. URBAN ENVIRONMENT
A YEAR ago, Brazilians in a city park here got dressed up in alligator costumes, rode hot air balloons, sang songs, signed petitions, and made speeches to save the Tiete river, an urban waterway made lifeless by pollution.That rally evolved into a popular...
Children in Poverty
FOR a growing number of American children, the budding promise of youth may be blighted by hunger, homelessness, and family instability.A new Census Bureau report shows that one out of every five children - and one of every four preschoolers - lives...
Cities Seek Role in Upgrading Environment World Mayors Share Ideas on Garbarge, Too Little Housing, and Too Many Cars
THE world's major cities are sending an advance message to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), scheduled to be held in Rio de Janeiro next June. The message is that the conference needs their input and cooperation to...
Democratic Spirit Sweeps Armenia Nationalist Parliament Head Expected to Win Presidential Election
AGANUSH GASPARYAN, wearing a simple black dress with her silver hair pulled tight into a bun, emerged from polling place 201 in a school on the outskirts of this capital city with a slight smile of satisfaction."Now they ask the opinion of the people,"...
Doubt Remains over Role Cantaloupes Played in Outbreak
HEALTH officials believe that the rind of cantaloupes from south Texas was the source of the Salmonella poona bacteria in last summer's outbreak. "Bacteria are expected to be found on any raw agricultural product like a melon," the Food and Drug Administration...
Drought Shrinks Australian Wheat Exports
FOR more than 40 years, Australia has been a great wheat grower, exporting its high-quality grain around the world.Now faced with its worst harvest in 20 years, Australia will be buying wheat from other countries to supply its own bakeries."It is questionable...
Elevating Palates in Indianapolis
WHEN Peter George decided to open an upscale restaurant in Indianapolis, people said he wouldn't last 90 days.Upscale restaurant here? In Fountain Square? Across from the White Castle regional headquarters?Six years later, Mr. George is smiling. "I always...
Farmers See Potential for Food-Scare Repeat Federal Health Agency's Report Led to Recent False Alarm on Food Poisoning, Growers Say. CANTALOUPE CONTROVERSY
A NEEDLESS scare two months ago over food poisoning could happen again, farmers say.Cantaloupe sales ground to a halt on Aug. 16, a day after the media reported that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) had linked an outbreak of salmonella food poisoning...
Help Restore Haiti's Democracy
SENDING United States Marines to restore the Rev. Jean-Bertrand Aristide to Haiti's presidency is a final option. For now, tightening the noose of economic sanctions as mandated by the Organization of American States, the United Nations General Assembly,...
Indiana Duckling Strudel
PHYLLO: 1 one-pound box phyllo dough Oil or clarified butter Wax paper or parchment paperLay down one sheet wax paper. Next, lay down one sheet phyllo on top of wax paper. Butter phyllo with brush, taking care not to rip phyllo....
In National Forests, What Use Is 'Wise Use'?
Readers are denied some very important information in the article "Land-Use Advocates Make Gains," Oct. 3. The new "coalition" the author describes is actually a slick, industry-funded public relations campaign designed to gut the nation's environmental...
Japan Hopes Aid to Soviets Will Prompt Return of Islands
JAPAN has discovered just what a $2.5 billion aid package will buy from Moscow.The package, announced last week, was not officially linked to Japan's demand that the Soviet Union return four small, wind-swept islands the Soviets have held since the end...
Moscow Seeks Boost at Home from Diplomatic Moves Yugoslav, Mideast Steps Aim at Shoring Up Democratization, Global Role
SOVIET initiatives to bring peace to Yugoslavia and the Middle East are aimed not only at shoring up the Soviet Union as a global power, but also at strengthening the democratization process at home.President Mikhail Gorbachev's efforts to end the bloodshed...
News Currents
EUROPE</P><P>France and Germany, with a joint proposal to set up the embryo of a European army, raised the stakes in a debate about whether NATO should keep a monopoly on Western defense into the next century. The plan to set up a European...
Rapid Action Needed on Aid to Soviets
THE economy of the Soviet Union is now in a free fall. As it collapses, so it directly adds to the mounting problems confronted by each of the nations of Central and Eastern Europe as they struggle to move from communism to capitalism. As a group these...
Rome's Smog Leads to Proposed Ban on Cars
AFTER weeks of pressure from environmentalists and left-wing politicians, Edmondo Angele, Rome's chief traffic official, has proposed measures to reduce pollution and ease traffic congestion in the capital's historical center.Most of Rome's nine pollution...
The Creator of Horton, Thneeds, and Truffula Trees
THE first time I visited Theodor Seuss Geisel at his home in La Jolla, Calif., he was in the throes of resolving a plot tangle for the next of his yearly books for children aged three to 93. This one involved how to prevent a despicable character called...
Thomas and the Court
AFTER a weekend of extraordinary public hearings that left the charges of sexual harassment against Judge Clarence Thomas thoroughly aired, if not resolved, the Senate has acted. Judge Thomas will sit on the Supreme Court of the United States.Open-mindedness...
Thomas Carries Stigma of Doubt to High Court Americans Wonder If His Confirmation Hearings Uncovered the Truth
ANY day now, Clarence Thomas will assume the robes of an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court and take his seat behind the bench, where he will likely sit for well over a generation.Seldom, possibly never, has a justice been seated under...
Tilted Land Ethics
THE political struggle over developing natural resources for short-term economic gain versus conservation for future generations has a long, lively, and sometimes bitter history. This is particularly true in the American West, where the tradition of...
User-Friendly Techniques Open Up Show for Kids Columbus and the Arts
A FREE guide to "Circa 1492" translated into six languages is what National Gallery director J. Carter Brown calls "an indispensable Linus blanket to take around with you."The guide is just one of several examples of how the gallery wants to make its...
Want a House? Move to Texas Homes Will Be Auctioned off under Resolution Trust Corporation's Affordable-Housing Plan. S&L UPDATE
THE Resolution Trust Corporation hopes to dump 1,100 houses in Texas over a two-week period in November.Under its affordable-housing disposition program, the thrift cleanup agency will auction off the houses to low- and medium-income bidders.There will...
World Hunger Is Persistent but Not Inevitable, Says New Report
FEW regions of the world are as inhospitable as the African Sahel, where the relentlessly expanding desert has consumed vast agricultural lands and created persistent famine.Twenty years ago groups of young villagers in Burkina Faso decided to fight...
Worse Than Slanting Estimates, Gates Was Wrong
THE Senate committee considering the confirmation of Robert Gates is now focusing on whether he slanted intelligence reports. While some slanting is inevitable, it does appear that Mr. Gates was heavy-handed and politically motivated. But more important,...
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