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 April 22, 1992

Acting President Calls for Peaceful Transfer AFGHANISTAN
AFGHANISTAN'S acting president said April 21 that his government was ready to transfer power to mujahideen guerrillas surrounding Kabul.Acting President Abdul Rahim Hatif said at a news conference that the only problem was that the mujahideen must unite...
Afghan Envoy Says Ethnic Rivalry Threatens a Peaceful Transition AFGHANISTAN
RIVALRIES among rebel factions could provoke renewed fighting in Afghanistan as leaders try to form a transitional government to replace the crumbling communist regime, warns the Afghan ambassador to Russia.The rebels, known as the mujahideen, have seized...
Alaskans Reluctantly Face Drop in Oil Boom
WITH the super-giant Prudhoe Bay oil field past its production peak, no huge new oil developments on the horizon, and oil prices slumping, Alaska's long, free oil ride is nearing an end.Daily oil production that fuels the state treasury peaked at 2.1...
Anti-Abortion Group Hits Buffalo, but with New Tactics
THE next "Wichita" is under way.After making a name for itself last summer with its six-week siege of abortion clinics in that Kansas city, Operation Rescue (OR) has set upon Buffalo, New York, to save fetal lives.But this "rescue," which began Monday,...
Bosnia's Nightmare
FOR two weeks the Yugoslav Army has aided and abetted Serb locals in Bosnia-Herzegovina as they carry out a campaign of terror. Serb paramilitary units have killed hundreds of Muslims and Croats in villages along the Drina River in the old Yugoslav republic....
British Ponder Role of Polls in Election Campaign
BRITAIN'S public opinion pollsters are reexamining their role after getting the result of the April 9 general election completely wrong.Amid calls to ban opinion polls before the next general election, the five main polling organizations have set up...
Cambodian Peacekeeping
THE United Nations has launched its largest peacekeeping operation in history, the UN Transition Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC), despite major budget problems. Security Council donors cannot afford the UN's potentially greatest success to become its biggest...
Death Penalty Debate Continues Robert Alton Harris's Execution in California Comes after 14 Years of Appeals
THE execution of Robert Alton Harris in the California gas chamber early April 21 marks a watershed in the political and legal struggle over capital punishment in America.It is not only the first state-sanctioned death in California in 25 years but underscores...
Election by Equation: 2 Analysts See a Bush Win
DESPITE widespread public disapproval of the Republican White House, President Bush will go into next fall's campaign strongly favored to win reelection.Two political forecasters, using completely different methods, predict that Mr. Bush will handily...
Europe Harnesses the Wind
EUROPEAN countries are stepping up their efforts to extract electricity from the winds that blow across their continent.Using California's experience as a model, a new breed of "wind farmers" in Britain, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Denmark, and...
Fresh Momentum for Moscow Art despite Shortages of Supplies and Government Funding, Russian Artists Find That the Home Market Has Potential
IN Ivan Akimov's studio, politics has at long last taken a back seat to personal interests.Stashed away in a corner, almost hidden from view in the high-ceilinged, characteristically messy work area, are modernistic paintings that mock the former Soviet...
Greatest US Threat Is Nonmilitary THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
THE more Washington spends on military defense, the less it has to respond to other-than-military challenges to United States security. In the post-cold-war world, this leads to the paradoxical conclusion that the higher our military budget, the less...
Helping to Get Food Relief into Hungry Mouths with the End of the Cold War, More Countries Are Requiring Food Aid. the Past Head of the World Food Programme Reflects on Aid Priorities
JAMES INGRAM, the executive director of the United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP), left the post this month after 10 years. The WFP, with a staff of about 1,600, funds $3 billion of development projects in nearly 100 countries and handles more than...
Here's to Canny Greeks and Tragedies with Happy Endings
`DON'T forget," wafted the voice from upstairs, "we're going to 'Electra' tonight!"For the fourth (or was it fifth?) time, I held the long triangular piece of wood horizontally against the pencil mark across the bottom of the porch door and then wondered...
Is There a Safe Way to Dispose of Nuclear Waste?
It is ironic that a full-page ad headlined "Our Need For More Nuclear Energy Is Up In the Air," should appear in the same issue of the paper as the article "Cost of Nuclear Waste Cleanup in the Billions," April 8, about the Department of Energy's Hanford...
Italy Sorts Itself Out
IT will be several weeks before all the implications of Italy's April 5 and 6 elections become clear. The parliamentary elections precede by just two months the June 3 election by Parliament of a new Italian president.The first signs of where Italy is...
Lithuania's Own Airline Takes to the Skies
SOON after the breakup of the Soviet Union, scheduled flights on Aeroflot barely got off the ground.Shortages of fuel and parts and poor employee morale left the airline stranded. But in Lithuania at least, the privatization of part of what was once...
Massoud Emerges as Top Rebel but on the Eve of the First Peace in 14 Years, the Possibility of Intertribal Warfare Looms Large. AFGHANISTAN
UNLIKE leaders of the Afghan mujahideen resistance groups based in Pakistan and Iran who spent much of their time lobbying for Western arms and support, Ahmed Shah Massoud stayed in Afghanistan and consolidated his position. Now the young rebel leader...
Pittsburgh: A City of Steel and Rivers from a Frontier Trading Post to a Great Inland `Manufactory,' This City Has Always Been in the Business of Building America
THE three rivers of Pittsburgh don't flow together, as you might think. Instead, two rivers - the Allegheny and the Monongahela - join to form a third - the Ohio.Man has harnessed, dirtied, dammed, dredged, and cleaned them over the course of some 250...
Saving Our Earth
TODAY, is "Earth Day--an opportunity to consider the many environmental concerns facing our world. While this annual review of conditions on our planet is important, there is something each of us can do every day. We can do it on the way to work, while...
Serbian Offensive Prompts US to Move into Yugoslav Caldron
AS the smoldering war in what used to be called Yugoslavia flares anew, the United States is starting to take a more active interest in ending the fighting.For months, while battles raged between Croatian and Serbian forces, the US was content to let...
South Africans Seek Township Peacekeepers as Political Attacks Escalate, Activists Call for Intervention to Preserve Election Prospects
THE South African government is facing increasing political and diplomatic pressure to review its opposition to an international peacekeeping force to counter escalating political violence in the country's black townships as political parties begin preparing...
Study Gets a Handle on Bat Vibrations
NORTH America's baseball season has opened and, once again, the "crack" of the bat is heard throughout the land. But there's more to the encounter of bat and ball than appears to the casual eye.It turns out that the impact can set up vibrations that...
The Enduring Metronomes of My Heart
IT was a move from one red leather armchair to another, and this time the reading material was different.In 1966, I left my home in a small city in Illinois to go to boarding school in Connecticut. I wanted to go; it was my idea. But I knew I would miss...
The Marathon Again: Running Inspired
TEN thousand runners and wheelchairers headed down the seaward marathon course from Hopkinton to Boston again April 20. Ten thousand dreams enacted before hundreds of thousands of spectators, who cheered them on, reaching out with orange slices and cups...
The Underworld's Bank of Choice
THE story of the Bank of Commerce and Credit International (BCCI) is at once a great true crime tale and an ominous reflection on the times. It's a story worth knowing because, as New York District Attorney Robert Morgenthau remarked, his 1991 indictment...
THE WORLD FROM.Brussels as June's Earth Summit Nears, EC Hopes of a Public Relations Coup for Its Environmental Policies Fade
EUROPEAN Community officials have special reasons these days to be preoccupied with environmental issues.For one thing, their flagship headquarters in Brussels - a 13-story, starfish-shaped behemoth that is not yet 30 years old - stands empty and forlorn,...
US Emphasis on New Democracies: Rhetoric and Reality
IN his first term of office, President Ronald Reagan adopted the global promotion of democracy as a main objective. His administration saw the theme as an alternative to the human rights emphasis of the Carter administration and a rhetorical weapon against...
Yugoslav Conflict Reveals Limits to EC Capacity to Intervene in Region
IT has been less than a year since a planeload of European Community leaders responded to the first shots signaling Yugoslavia's breakup and flew off to mediate the conflict, declaring this was "the hour of Europe" - as if the EC alone possessed the...

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