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 9, 1991

A Boy Journalist at Work under the Arctic Skies of Norway
I WAS the scummiest man in the office, babysitting the after-hours phones. A message came down the Associated Press teletype: NATO operation "Arctic Express" north Norway - closed to press. I had a sudden vision of grandeur beyond Pittsburgh's corporate...
A Cuban Refugee's Plight Spotlights INS Policy MARIEL REVISITED
THE voice at the other end of the telephone is jubilant. Giggles break out in mid-sentence. Agraspina Manso Gueverra, a Cuban refugee, savors her two-week-old freedom after 11 years in prison.Ms. Manso was one of the original 125,000 Mariel boatlift...
A RAMBLE DOWN WALL STREET since the Dutch Built a Wooden Wall Here in 1653, Wall Street Has Remained an Avenue of Dreams, Schemes, and Riches. but the Scene Changes. in Post-'80S Austerity, 'Limousines That Used to Be Parked Up and Down the Street' Are Gone, One Veteran Says
WALL Street - the financial center of the United States - is hard to miss. Perhaps the most famous single roadway in the North America, Wall Street runs perpendicular to Broadway, which was an old Indian trail.Today, Wall Street is a canyon of skyscrapers...
Archaeology Makes Edible Impact Revival of Ancient Agricultural Techniques Make Bolivian Raised-Bed Potato Project Pay
MORE than 80 members of the tiny, impoverished, Bolivian village of Lakaya are literally digging up their past. Using the outline of mysterious 800-year-old ridges and depressions as their guide, they are constructing, or to be more precise, reconstructing,...
Arms Control Again Central US-Soviet Issue the Widely Anticipated Pause after START Has Been Cut Short; New Sets of Talks Expected
JUST this summer it seemed big arms control negotiations were a thing of the past. The START treaty on long-range weaponry had taken nine years and hundreds of pages to complete.The conventional wisdom was that both superpowers were too tired of haggling...
British Aerospace Tries to Ward off Takeover Bids
BRITAIN'S largest exporter and defense contractor is having to devise an emergency strategy to head off a potential takeover.The company, British Aerospace (BAe), has said profits will be sharply lower than expected this year, due to problems in its...
Church, Community Leaders Join Forces to Fight Drug Abuse
AMERICA'S war on drugs is failing and desperately needs a new strategy.That's the view of a new coalition of church and community leaders called Causes & Cures. These leaders say current federal policy overemphasizes law enforcement. They want to see...
Croatia's Side of the Story
I am glad to see the editorial "Croatia's Extremity," Sept. 18, calling for some action to stop the Serbian communists' bloodbath. But I am dismayed by the attempt to illustrate that the Croatians "provoked the Serbs."With the very first document to...
Cubans to Debate Economic Reform Closed Party Congress May Consider Some Privatization, but Politics Won't Be on the Agenda
THE straws in the wind indicate Cuba's Fourth Communist Party Congress opening Oct. 10 will be a roll-up-your-sleeves working session where meaningful economic - but not political - reforms will be debated, analysts say.For the first time since the Cuban...
Dearth of Fish Spurs Cry for European Policy Community Develops Measures to Halt North Sea Depletion and Save Industry
WHEN angry fishermen dumped tons of rotting fish outside the European Community headquarters here last year, EC officials charged with regulating the Community's struggling fishing industry took it as a good sign."It was a recognition that the industry...
Despite Obstacles, Middle East Peace Parley Appears on Track
Invitations to the Middle East peace conference, which is planned to open before the end of the month, still have not been issued. The date, the place, and even the exact identity of the participants are unknown. But even as the two key parties, the...
Familiar Name Heats Mayoral Campaign SAN FRANCISCO
THE San Francisco mayoral race has entered the final turn with a latecomer making her way through the pack.City supervisor Angela Alioto, daughter of former Mayor Joseph Alioto, has moved past three Democratic rivals to within striking distance of incumbent...
French Fishermen Welcome Regulation by EC
BERNARD DUBOIS points with an embarrassed smile at the fishing trawler rusting and peeling into advanced decay in the fishing port just opposite his office.The boat, he says, symbolizes the direction he fears the local community of 1,200 fishermen may...
Gordimer's Universal Themes
'JUMP and Other Stories," by Nobel Prize-winner Nadine Gordimer, is the literary equivalent of a searing stare, a politically passionate excursion into the darkness, fears, and follies of the human mind.Humor is not one of Gordimer's tools in this collection....
Imelda's Return May Divide Mrs. Aquino's Political Opponents
IS Imelda Marcos on her way home?Marcos family lawyer Manuel Lazaro, for one, hopes not. "Her return home will further complicate an already complicated political horizon," says the one-time legal counsel to Mrs. Marcos' husband, the late President Ferdinand...
Kaifu Bows Out
WHEN President Bush travels to Japan as part of a Pacific trip next month, he will meet with a new head of government.In parliamentary democracies leadership changes can occur with startling abruptness. Margaret Thatcher's replacement by John Major in...
'Love What You Do,' and 'Train like an Athlete'
SEVEN thousand pairs of eyes were focused on the stage of the Greek Theater in Los Angeles. The amphitheater was a cradle of excitement. As the orchestra began the overture, the spotlights came on and Liza Minnelli burst onto the stage. With a few steps...
News Currents
WORLD HEADLINES</P><P>A Haitian Supreme Court justice was named interim president Oct. 7, rebuffing diplomatic efforts to restore ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.... Iran said Oct. 8 it had freed American hostage Jon Pattis, held...
Notes from Leipzig: A City Comes Back
LAST month I visited Leipzig for the first time, and felt I was in a time warp.It was in the winter of 1955 that I first saw Germany. Some of the women of Frankfurt were standing in the raw air of February, still chipping the mortar off the used brick...
Not Just a Street: A Global Workplace Steeped in History
'WALL Street and US companies have to go global, or go out of business," says John C. Quinn, chief executive officer of Marinvest Inc.Marinvest, which manages some $2.8 billion in financial assets, is 80 percent owned by Hong Kong-based Wardley Investment...
One Woman's Crusade to Save W. 143rd St
'IT'S the most glorious thing that could happen in my life - to wake up every day and see the changes here," says Rita Webb Smith.She is talking about this block on West 143rd Street in Harlem which in the late 1970s was a thriving drug market. Her son...
Orbiting Tribute to a Gamma-Ray Pioneer
THE United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration's orbiting Gamma Ray Observatory is no more. Long live the Arthur Holly Compton Gamma Ray Observatory.It's fitting that this second satellite in NASA's planned series of four "Great Observatories"...
Robert Gates Carries Too Much Baggage
WHATEVER the outcome of the current hearings on the nomination of Robert Gates as director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the president's insistence on this appointment complicates the future of the nation's intelligence process. After the...
Safety from Accidents
ON average, I drive slightly over twenty thousand miles a year. As part of my work while I am traveling, I spend time praying specifically to recognize the total government of God in man's life. Prayer has helped me to see this time on the road as a...
Schools in Quandary on AIDS, Condoms
SHOULD condoms be distributed in schools?The issue is spurring debate among educators, administrators, and parents from New York to California as the nation seeks ways to stop the spread of AIDS.At least 31 states mandate that schools provide some sort...
Serb Refugees in Flight from War Find Reunion but Thousands Arriving in Capital City Disrupt Social Fabric
WAR often splits families apart. But the rapidly spreading Yugoslav civil war has brought one family together - as refugees.The Bogdanovics are Serbs from Croatia. They have lived in Glina, on the Slavonian plain, for at least four generations, but their...
Slayings at Funeral Strain South African Peace Accord
THE killing of at least 18 people in violence that erupted after the funeral of slain community leader Sam Ntuli in the strife-torn township of Tokoza Oct. 7 has put a four-week-old, nationwide peace accord under severe strain.In addition, 11 people...
Tourism Stagnates in Vancouver
ONE way to get a quick reading on how Vancouver's top industry - tourism - is faring is to check with Dennis (Fridge) Fridulin.Fridge conducts sightseeing tours of Canada's third-largest city in two restored Ford Model A Phaetons. With cellular telephone...
US Must Make Peace with Israel
A BASIC lack of understanding exists between the Bush administration and the Shamir government regarding the provision in United Nations Resolution 242 requiring the "withdrawal of Israeli armed forces from territories" in exchange for "peace within...
US Nuclear Game Plan Needs Soviet Cooperation
PRESIDENT Bush's address outlining changes in United States nuclear policy is a welcome development. It recognizes the growing obsolescence of nuclear weapons, advances a vision of the nuclear future, and proposes new means for achieving quick reductions...

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