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 13, 1992

ACROPOLIS CONTROVERSY as Restoration of the Ancient Greek Ruins Continues, Some Experts Want More, Some Want Less Rebuilding of Monuments
UNDER a cream-colored tarp that protects them from the hot Greek sun, four craftsmen hunch intently over a large block of partially sculpted marble, consulting calmly as they measure and pencil their next cut.With the Parthenon towering just behind and...
A Jazz Legend Who Played the Y
WOULD you like Luciano Pavarotti to sing at your adult education class? That's how I felt when I was asked if I'd like Erroll Garner to play for the jazz history course I was teaching at the local YWCA.Maybe Garner was not quite as big a star as Pavarotti...
Ample Tools to Probe `Iraqgate'
CLEARLY the Bush administration made serious mistakes of judgment in its dealings with Saddam Hussein during the months preceding Iraq's invasion of Kuwait. United States aid to Iraq (primarily agricultural loan guarantees), dispensed to strengthen the...
An Overlooked Finnish Painter Found Modernism before Its Time Helene Schjerfbeck's Work Parallels 20th-Century Art Movements. ART REVIEW
WHEN you enter a gallery full of Helene Schjerfbeck's paintings, you are drawn toward them, not for their exuberance or elan, but for the opposite. It is their restraint, their hints of secrets untold, the mystery that Garbo had, that pulls you.The painter...
A Parody of True Democracy TV Plebiscites, as Promoted by Ross Perot, Lack Vital Elements of Political Give-and-Take
NO doubt it is a bit early in the game for a definitive assessment of Ross Perot's candidacy, its rise and fall. Before Mr. Perot bowed out, there was dark talk in some corners about "fascism." Others, delighted that the two-party system was in trouble,...
Britain Presses Talks with China to Settle Hong Kong's Future
THE British government has given Chris Patten, the newly appointed governor of Hong Kong, three months to prepare detailed proposals on the territory's future up to and after its return to Chinese sovereignty in 1997.Before Mr. Patten can produce a Hong...
Bush Urges Passage of North American Free-Trade Pact Congress Must Ratify, and Opponents Say It Will Hurt US Workers; Experts' Studies on Effects Differ Dramatically
AGAINST the backdrop of the White House Rose Garden, President Bush unveiled a North American free-trade agreement yesterday that he hopes will put the bloom back on his reelection campaign.The trade pact, which Mr. Bush called "historic," would lower...
Cost of Cleaning City Walls Rises Officials Crack Down on Graffiti Artists, Banning Sale of Spray Cans and Arresting Offenders
SPREAD the word (but not on subways or walls, please) that in many American cities, the war against the blight of graffiti is getting aggressive.With the strategy of the New York subway in mind - no train leaves the yard now with graffiti on it - city...
Freer Trade, Fewer US Jobs? with the US Economy Struggling, Congress's Stance on NAFTA Will Depend on the Perceived Costs and Benefits. the Monitor Looks at How the Accord Would Affect Some Prominent US Industries. NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
WINDING up some 14 months of talks, Canadian, Mexican, and United States negotiators overcame their differences this week to create the world's largest trading bloc, reaching from the Queen Elizabeth Islands in the north to Mexico's border with Guatemala.In...
Hawaii's Own `Crossroads' Cuisine
JEAN-MARIE JOSSELIN frowns just a little at the subject of Hawaiian stereotypes. Tourists in flowered shirts and muumuus attending luaus, wearing plastic leis, and doing the hula. Little umbrellas in drinks. Lots of pineapple and coconut. Roasted pig...
Jordanians Investigate Corruption, Changing Rules of Political Game
THE Jordanian parliament's unprecedented move to investigate corruption on the part of senior government officials has caused a big stir in a country where senior officials have traditionally been above public scrutiny.Although a powerful former prime...
Kindness to Children
I WAS about to enter the library when a young man tapped my arm, asking, "Do you remember me? Though I looked him over carefully, I didn't. Still smiling, he continued, "I used to be your neighbor. It turned out that he was "the new kid from Michigan...
More Westerns Amble out of Tinsel Town
THE release of "Unforgiven" raises the question of what makes a popular western in this day and age.If horse operas have been an iffy proposition for the past 15 years, the successful ones must have had special circumstances working for them. By this...
NAFTA Will Benefit US Agriculture in the Long Run
`FREE trade is going to set us back a little bit," says Jerry Walzel. "But it will be positive in the long run."As vice president of government affairs for the Texas Citrus and Vegetable Association (TCVA), Mr. Walzel speaks for a group of farmers presumed...
Rabin and Bush
ISRAELI Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin got what he wanted from his visit to Kennebunkport - United States approval of the loan guarantees put on hold last year by President Bush. The president concluded that Mr. Rabin's freeze on new settlements in the...
Settlers, Palestinians Rue Deal on Loan Guarantees to Israel
ISRAELI leaders may be satisfied that the thorny issue of United States loan guarantees has finally been resolved, but Palestinians and Jewish settlers both greeted Tuesday's news with skepticism.While Palestinian negotiators huddled in a meeting, analyzing...
Siberian Towns Resist Moscow's Market Reforms RIDING RUSSIAN RAILS
CUTTING through mountain ranges, vast swamps, and dense forests, the Trans-Siberian railway spans more than 6,000 miles and seven time zones.But the seven-day trip from Moscow to the Pacific port city of Vladivostok also seems like a journey back in...
The Chicano Colloquy of Anthony Ortega
THE riches of his twin heritages merge in Anthony Ortega's big, bright, bold paintings, collages, and mixed-media art works. Past and present, Mexican and European art history, folk influence and high-art training meet on his picture planes. The universal...
The Crystal Ball Is Fuzzy for Fall TV
PUNDITS are all too eager around this time of year to put a spin on the looming fall TV season - to draw tidy conclusions about how it fits into the big picture of media history.But you have to stand back a little and get the long view of TV - I'm talking...
To Untangle Bosnia ... Call Maggie
HUGE crises in Bosnia and Somalia, and a slow unraveling in Russia: We need tough, visionary thinking on how the peace of the Earth is to be preserved, and leadership to help make it happen. But from the places where we are accustomed to look for leadership...
Trade Deal Opens Doors for Manufacturers on Apparel Trade, Mexico Stands to Gain More Than the US from NAFTA, While the Loser May Be Asia
IF the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is ratified, United States consumers are likely to see "made in Mexico" on more of their clothing and fewer labels from Asia.But some US apparel manufacturers worry that the NAFTA will accelerate the...
Trade Deal Opens Doors for Manufacturers the Impact of the Trade Agreement on the US Steel Industry Will Be Minimal, Industry Analysts Say
OF all the basic industries in the United States, steelmakers may be the least affected by a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The scales involved are too disproportionate to make much difference quickly.For one thing, the US steel industry...
`Unforgiven' Blazes into Theaters
WESTERNS are dead, the experts tell us - and keep on telling us, no matter how many Wild West epics ride into town and do blazing business at the box office.But they apparently haven't told Clint Eastwood, whose new "Unforgiven" is a western with classic...
Value-Added Tax Is Better Than a Consumption Tax
Regarding the Economy page article "Don't Tax Income, Tax Consumption," July 31: The author's consumption tax (top down) does not create a win-win deal. In fact it creates many of the same nightmares the average American now deals with regarding the...
Western Powers Frantically Seek Viable Way to Aid Balkan Victims
AS they inch toward intervention in the Balkans, the danger for Western leaders is that they may begin a military action without a clear idea of how they want it to end.American and European air power and troops could force delivery of humanitarian aid,...
Why Taiwan Should Get F-16s
AS part of the peace dividend resulting from the end of the cold war, 6,000 General Dynamics workers soon will lose their jobs. These jobs would have been saved if the Bush administration had not blocked the sale of F-16 fighters to the government of...
Wide Misuse of Pesticides Endangers African Farmers in Mali, Imported Chemicals Reach Crop Fields Unlabeled
IN a dangerous attempt to protect their crops many African farmers are misusing highly toxic imported pesticides, some of which are banned by the developed nations who export them, African and Western experts say.In Mali and other African states, international...
Wood-Grilled Ono with Mango Chutney
WOOD-GRILLED ONO WITH MANGO CHUTNEY Ono, a close relative of the mackerel, cooks very fast and becomes dry if left on the grill too long. Chef Josselin prefers to grill it over aromatic wood, such as eucalyptus or kiawe (mesquite). Use mackerel if...

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