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 July 6, 1992

A Gang, an Estate, an Odd Family
DOZENS of mysteries are published every week. How does one sift through the pile for the handful reviewed? This reviewer looks for quality of craft, a solid building of suspense, and something value-added - the introduction of new information. The mysteries...
Alternative Programming from Suicide to Child Abuse to Politics, Public Broadcasting's `P.O.V.' Series Is More Determined Than Ever to Probe Personal and Provocative Issues
`P.O.V.," the PBS film series that prides itself on having a "point of view," made a provocative statement with its very first programming choice of the current season."Color Adjustment," a critical look at race relations in American television, was...
At Home with a Boys Town Family
`WELCOME to our home," says a young man at the door of a Brooklyn brownstone. "May I take your coat?"Inside this nicely furnished home, he and his five male housemates formally introduce themselves to three dinner guests. They engage in a lively discussion...
California's IOUs Could Affect Many
AS California moves toward its second week of paying its bills with IOUs, political pundits say the exercise could prove costly for far more than just taxpayers.Others risking the possibility of having to "pay later" and pay dearly include state legislators...
Clinton Staffers Gear Up for NYC Campaign Headquarters Used to Print News, Now Makes It - a Letter from Little Rock, Ark
IN jeans and tennis shoes or jackets and ties, zealous staff members bustle about the old Arkansas Gazette building in downtown Little Rock.In the former newsroom on the second floor, they clip newspapers and squint into computer screens, as had the...
Computers Help Develop New Insights into Literature
ASK Western scholars about Japanese classical poetry - the precursor to haiku - and most would probably say that the works are alliterative (sounds repeat).That's certainly the impression. Scholars have confined their research to a few famous alliterative...
Conditions for Greece's Recognition of Macedonia
Regarding the front page article "Greeks Unite in Opposition to Independent Macedonia," June 24: I would like to bring to your attention the fact that the Greek views on the issue of the recognition of the former Yugoslav republic were adopted at the...
Familiar List of Needs Faces Economic Summit
LIKE a phonograph record with the needle stuck in the same groove, the annual summit of the world's leading economic powers presents the same agenda of unresolved issues as did last year's meeting, and meetings past.German Chancellor Helmut Kohl presides...
Family Living Comes to Troubled Kids Boys Town - Celebrating Its 75th Anniversary This Year - Takes Its Youth Care Nationwide
IN a midmorning rush from Manhattan to Brooklyn, N.Y., Rev. Val J. Peter talks of the aching need in the United States for better youth care.His sentences aren't saturated with national statistics or clogged with clinical- treatment talk. Rather they...
Florida Court Overturns Spiritual-Healing Case Christian Science Couple Is Exonerated on Due-Process Grounds
THE Florida Supreme Court Friday unanimously overturned the convictions of two Christian Science parents who had been found guilty of felony child abuse and third-degree murder in the 1986 death of their 10-year-old child.William and Christine Hermanson...
Government's Gamble
WITH California issuing IOUs to cover its obligations and dozens of other states stuck on fiscal shoals, it's hardly surprising that state governments are more enthralled than ever with gambling. At latest count, 33 states operate some form of legalized...
High Tech Lures the Humanities
WHEN scholars at the University of Virginia gathered last fall to evaluate technology on campus, they quickly discovered a glaring weakness: the humanities.Liberal-arts departments here aren't exploiting new advances in computers and telecommunications....
Identify with the Light Divine!
SOMETIMES darkness seems very impressive to us. As if we were looking at a starry sky, we accept that our lives contain only pinpricks of light breaking through a daunting night of sickness, fear, vulnerability, monotony. Then even religious conviction...
In Prayer Case, the Supreme Court Kept History in Mind
THIRTY years ago the Supreme Court said that, under the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, it is not the proper business of government either to compose prayers or to sponsor prayers for American children to recite.That principle was reaffirmed...
Mexican Coalition Fights Electoral Fraud Fed Up with Endemic Political Paternalism and Electoral Corruption, Mexican Citizens Are Taking Workshops in Democracy and Volunteering as Observers for This Week's Vote in Chihuahua State
FRAUD fighter? Defender of democracy? That is not how Manola Subia sees herself.But this mother of five residing in a poor "colonia" of Chihuahua is enlisting to be an observer of the July 12 state elections. "I've never been touched directly by the...
Municipal Bonds Win Attention as Short-Term Rates Fall
NORMAN LIND - who manages the Spartan Municipal Income Portfolio in Boston - got some unexpected help late last week when the Federal Reserve Board slashed its key discount rate from 3.5 percent to 3 percent. Fixed-income investors eager to maximize...
NATO's First Peacekeeping Mission
NATO's new but untried mission to keep the peace in a turbulent Eastern Europe could meet its first real test, not in Bosnia-Herzegovina, but in the oldest conflict of them all: Cyprus. For better or worse, the United Nations will probably continue to...
Outdoor Industry Grows Robustly
THE recent economic slump has added to America's growing enthusiasm for the great outdoors.Last year 47 million people, about 20 percent of the United States population, went camping. That's up from 43 million people in 1984, when the National Sporting...
Rift Widens between ANC, S. African Leader UN Role May Be Necessary to Curb Rising Political Violence, Stop Economic Decline
PRESIDENT Frederick de Klerk's hard-line response to African National Congress (ANC) terms for resuming talks with his government appears to have signaled the virtual collapse of a 22-month truce between the country's two major adversaries."I think we...
Russia Resents Lag in Western Aid Moscow Insists That Meeting West's Strict Conditions Could Spark a Social Explosion. GROUP-OF-SEVEN SUMMIT
RUSSIAN President Boris Yeltsin, preparing for a crucial meeting with the leaders of the industrialized world, is stressing that Russia will not put its foreign aid needs ahead of domestic political and economic considerations.The topic of aid to the...
Southeast Asians Build Up Navies to Protect Territorial Interests as US Scales Back Its Pacific Security Umbrella, Regional Leaders Are Poised to Take Economic and Military Rivalries to the Sea
A RACE to command territory, oil, and vital sea lanes is churning new fears of conflict in the South China Sea.In a move that unnerved Southeast Asia, China decided last month to push ahead with exploration for oil and gas in the disputed Spratly archipelago...
The Delicate Thai Art of Buddha Statues
IN a cluttered, clangorous workshop tucked down a winding back alley, Suwanna Kittiyanasap hammered and chiseled the outline of delicate fingers on a bronze Buddha. Arrayed around here, on shelves and in rows across the floor, a pantheon of completed...
The Language of Flora and Fauna
NEARLY 3,300 years separate the earliest image on this page from the latest.The British Museum's fragment of an Egyptian wall painting comes down to us from the Eighteenth Dynasty, or early part of the New Kingdom. It was found in a tomb in Thebes and...
The Plight of `Boarder Babies'
THE cartoon stereotype of abandoned babies centers around foundlings left in baskets on church doorsteps, then quickly adopted by loving couples. The sad new reality for the '90s involves newborns abandoned in hospital nurseries, where they languish...
Urban Aid Bill Acceptable to All, Loved by None Front-Line Aid Workers Are Not Impressed by Recent Federal Largess. AFTER THE RIOTS
A CHAPTER opened by the Los Angeles riots two months ago is nearing a close.By the last hour of the last workday of last week, the political response of the federal government had been hammered together.If the Senate can pass a long- term urban-aid bill...
Wariness about Rabin an Israeli Labor Government Will Bring New Pragmatism to Peace Talks, but Experience Tells Palestinians to Avoid Overblown Expectations
ISRAEL recently experienced something it has witnessed only once before: The ruling party was ousted from office. It happened first in 1977 when Likud won over Labor, which had governed Israel since its creation. Now it has happened again, and Labor...
Wary Californians Work on Post-Quake Cleanup
ONE week after twin temblors shifted public focus from riot cleanup to preparing for "The Big One," southern California continues giving itself a refresher course in earthquake readiness.But officials say the immediate threat of both devastating aftershocks...
Whittle's Schools - 3 R's and Lots of TV
CHRISTOPHER WHITTLE has done the nation a large service, though not entirely the one he intended.Mr. Whittle is the media entrepreneur best known for Channel One, the cable news show for kids that opened up the American classroom to commercial advertising....
World Whaling Body Shaken by Attempts to Resume the Hunt
THE worldwide ban on commercial whaling, in force since 1986, will stay in place for another year, but after that Norway, Iceland, and Japan - the main whaling nations - seem certain to break ranks and resume large-scale harvesting.At a meeting of the...
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