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 7, 1991

A Boston Church Runs a Marathon of Bach Cantatas CLASSICAL MUSIC
FOR more than two decades, Boston's Emmanuel Church, Episcopal, has performed Bach cantatas as part of its Sunday services. The cantatas have been a training ground for the city's many student musicians, a musical gift to the community, and a spiritual...
A Home Lit by the Glow of Kerosene
FOR 8 1/2 years, when we lived in Whitney Valley in northeast Oregon, we had no electricity. We cooked on a wood-burning stove, winter and summer. We did get a two-burner propane stove to keep the house from heating up as much from cooking fires, but...
Auto Insurers, Regulators Clash Rising Auto Insurance Rates Have Stirred Up Consumers and Prompted Regulators to Hold Rates Down. but Insurers Say They Can't Make a Profit
RISING auto insurance rates have set insurers and state regulatory agencies on a collision course.In California, Massachusetts, and New Jersey - states with the highest auto insurance premiums, the action has taken on the air of a demolition derby. Several...
Avoiding Violence in Postwar Iraq How UN Inspection Teams Entering Iraq Can Avoid Friction with the Local Police and Population
FINALLY the ordeal of the United Nations inspectors in Iraq is over and the Iraqi government has agreed to the demands of the UN team. Yet the situation is still dangerous and more problems are likely to emerge during the inspection process. My argument...
Biting Amis Autobiography
MEMOIRS. By Kingsley Amis, Summit Books, 346 pp., $25</P><P>IT says something about the dreariness of postwar England that the most conspicuous, if not the brightest, spot on the 1950s literary scene was occupied by the newly emerging specimen...
Brazil's President, Shunning Shock Plans, Seeks Support for Constitutional Changes to Speed Economic Reform
AFTER 43 days of negotiations with congressmen, governors, and other officials, Brazilian President Fernando Collor de Mello sent Congress his final draft of a bill Friday that would amend the 1988 constitution, to ease the way for economic reforms....
Breakup of Soviet Union Leaves India Shaken
WE arrived in India in September, reeling under the impact of news from the erstwhile Soviet Union. Banner headlines, a revolution on TV. But in India the response was guarded, troubled, fearful. The United States celebrated; freedom had triumphed over...
Building US-Philippine Ties on More Than Military Bases
THE end of the nearly century-old American military presence in the Philippines began on Sept. 16, 1991. The Philippine Senate rejected the "Treaty of Friendship, Security and Cooperation" for the American lease of Subic Naval Base. For many Filipinos,...
Bureaucracy and Specialists in US Health Care
Regarding the opinion-page article "National Health Insurance Isn't the Cure," Sept. 23: If socialized in its present form, the result for Medicare - and America - would be the institutionalization of many faults including over- bureaucratization. Last...
California's Wilson Mired in Politically Muddy Issues
PETE WILSON has always wanted to be governor of California. There have been days lately, though, that the GOP chief executive probably wishes he were back in the US Senate.Conservative members of his own party recently lobbed teabags at him in protest...
Candidates Vie to Replace Japan's Kaifu
WITH the political rug yanked from under Toshiki Kaifu, the barons of Japan's ruling party are moving swiftly to line up a new prime minister.A front-running contender in the secret deal-making now underway inside the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) is...
Divine Law - Always Active
THE crumbling of the Berlin Wall, the demise of communism in what was once the Soviet Union--such events reassure us that repression, or any form of injustice, ultimately can't stand.A great deal that inflicts injury on mankind does, however, seem to...
EC Warns Soviets on Aid Conditions Community Leaders Say That Unless Republics Work Together, There Will Be No Major Aid Effort
EUROPE'S top diplomat in Moscow, speaking for the 12-nation European Community, has issued a stern warning to the Soviet Union.Unless the Soviet center and republics resolve differences that now prevent them from embarking on reforms in even a loosely...
Extremist Attacks Crop Up in West Germany
RIGHT-WING extremism, so visible in east Germany of late, is spreading in west Germany as well.Since the end of September, when attacks by mobs of skinheads forced the east German town of Hoyerswerda to evacuate its entire foreign population, there has...
Fit to Be Tied
AMERICAN men are tied in knots. Suits are still prim, proper, and dark, but what are these broad, garish bits of cloth passing as neckties that escape from their button-down collars?A revolution is under way in American neckwear that threatens to make...
High Court to Weigh 1st-Amendment Rights
THE Supreme Court - prime mover in the nation's vast midcentury expansion of legal rights - today opens the next chapter of its conservative counterrevolution.The clearest chances for landmark shifts in legal doctrine during the 1991 session, according...
India Affirms Bhopal Settlement, Reopens Carbide's Criminal Case
THE Supreme Court of India last week upheld a $470 million settlement between the government of India and Union Carbide Corporation over the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster, but it also reopened criminal prosecution of those responsible for the mishap.The decision...
Jean Stapleton Spoofs Cooking's Julia Child
BON APPETIT! Two musical monologues with music by Lee Hoiby, words by Ruth Draper and Julia Child. Directed by Carey Perloff. Starring Jean Stapleton. At the CSC Theater through Nov. 3.</P><P>'BON APPETIT!" offers a double portion treat...
News Currents
EUROPE</P><P>Severe fighting continued in Yugoslavia over the weekend. Federal forces and Serbian guerrillas stepped up their four-day offensive, pounding the strategic towns of Karlovac and Duga Resa in a bid to seal off southern Croatia...
Portraiture That Set a Precedent
THE drawings of Anthony Van Dyck, though not as spectacular as his oils, are equally wonderful in their own way. Many are done with great force and are imbued with intense feeling. Van Dyck's lines are often darkened with ink, accentuating the play of...
Public Confidence, Waste Disposal Top List of Nuclear Power Concerns
THROUGH a series of legislative, regulatory, and commercial decisions, the United States is establishing the course of the next 40 years for its nuclear power industry, say energy experts.Nuclear power remains an emotional subject for many people. Restoring...
Rebirth of a Nation 'Under One Moon'
LITHUANIA was already in the grip of the Soviet Army when hardliners in Moscow attempted to seize power late in August. Since an aborted coup in Vilnius in January and the attack on the broadcast tower that left 16 dead and 500 wounded, Black Berets...
Romania's New Premier Holds to Reform Program despite Union Protests, Bucharest Pursues Radical Economic Reforms in Order to Secure Western Aid
INTERNATIONAL agreements vital to Romania's economic reform are in jeopardy because of the violent protests, led by coal miners in Bucharest, that forced the country's prime minister to resign 10 days ago.Romania is in the middle of a difficult transition...
Rowe Heats Up A-Plant Controversy
ELLEN FOBERG is as unbothered by the aging Yankee Rowe nuclear power plant as her quarter horse 'Babe' who grazes peacefully near her country farm house about two miles from the plant."It doesn't bother me. It doesn't worry me," says the former Rowe...
Salomon Shrinks; Small Stocks Grow
THE spotlight on Salomon Brothers Inc. has now shifted away from the investment house's government-securities trading desk to other key Salomon ventures, including its foreign-exchange operations and its bond arbitrage desk.One reason for investigators...
Saville Davis
NOTABLE among the Monitor's Renaissance men was Saville R. Davis. He wrote in this space during watershed years that drew on his range of interests and skills - though he saved his piano playing for his few hours at home. He was chief editorial writer...
Scholarly Catastrophe! Oh, No!
IT has been a tough summer for those of us in the field of Soviet security studies. First, the August coup swept away the ruling Communist Party, shattered the Soviet armed forces, and cast doubt on the very existence of the country itself. Then, on...
Soviet Nuclear Cuts Come amid Rethinking of Defense Doctrine
RESPONDING to President Bush's challenge to "make this a safer world," President Mikhail Gorbachev unveiled his own blueprint for arms control Saturday.Mr. Gorbachev announced "reciprocal radical measures leading to the elimination of tactical weapons."...
Students Meet to Confer on Environment
STUDENTS from all over the United States rallied for Earth at the University of Colorado over the weekend.The second annual Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC) conference called "Common Ground" drew some 2,500 students and other activists....
Supreme Court Politics
THE battle over Clarence Thomas's nomination to the Supreme Court - which begins its 1991-92 term today, the traditional first Monday in October - has focused attention not only on Judge Thomas's own qualifications, but also on the confirmation process...
This Way to the North Pole
THE Hollow Earth Society hopes to find the entrance to the globe's interior at the Magnetic North Pole.A trio of French adventurers wishes to traverse the perimeter of Cornwallis Island on a sled pulled by ponies.An Alaskan musher wants to drive her...
Umbrella Project Gets Mixed Response
CHRISTO, the wrap-artist who is using California landscape as part of his latest canvas, is winning kudos here for a different kind of artfulness: environmental responsibility."From day one, four years ago, he has done everything imaginable to insure...

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