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 December 27, 1991

1991: Big Year for Stock Issues Pace of New Offerings Highest since Early '80S
WHO would have thought it? Despite recession and an uncertain economy, new public stock offerings - both initial public offerings (IPOs) and secondary stock offerings issued by companies whose shares are already traded publicly - have proven easier to...
British AIDS Case Opens Up Discussion A Rock Star's Death Heightens Awareness and Sensitivity
THE handwritten message taped to the door read: "Some people could say that life has been good to them. Only a few could say that they have been good to life. You have brought happiness to so many people. You may be gone, but your music will live on...
Bush's Asia Trip - A Key Opportunity
IT would be ironical and sad if George Bush's New Year visit to Japan increases resentment and distrust between the American and Japanese people. This is not yet a foregone conclusion. But extraordinary efforts both in Tokyo and in Washington will be...
Car Theft and Insurance Fraud Flourish as Public Tolerates a 'Victimless' Crime
WHEN John Smith (not his real name) lost his job and the bills kept rolling in, a quick solution came to mind. Like some other car owners in the United States suddenly out of work and facing high monthly car payments, Mr. Smith sent his bright-red 1990...
Controversy Again Stifles Wagner Concert in Israel
SILENCED by a wave of protest, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra will not be filling the Mann Auditorium here with the strains of Richard Wagner this afternoon.Conductor Daniel Barenboim's controversial plan to have the national orchestra perform music...
Corigliano Opera Soars at the Met 'The Ghosts of Versailles' Rejuvenates the Italian Opera-Buffa Style with Wit and Grace
JOHN CORIGLIANO may have been working on his new opera, "The Ghosts of Versailles," since 1979, but it has been worth the wait: Its world premiere at the Metropolitan Opera last week was a highlight of the company's quarter-century in the Lincoln Center...
Daily Hardships Dim Assessment of Gorbachev's Achievements
HEAVY metal chandeliers barely illuminate the cavernous hall of Moscow's Kazan train station, filled with people making their way from one part of the former Soviet empire to another. Central Asians heading home from selling their goods in the Moscow...
Deadline Looms in US-China Talks Beijing Expected to Make Last-Minute Concessions on Copyright Issue to Avert Trade Sanctions
THE United States and China are expected to avert a trade war by hammering out a last-minute resolution to a dispute over intellectual property rights in talks next month, US analysts say.Negotiators have agreed to meet for a final round of talks just...
Digging Up Our Natural Heritage
WITHIN two miles of Yellowstone National Park's northeastern boundary, a Canadian gold company, Noranda Minerals, and its subsidiaries, Hemlo Gold and Crown Butte Mines, are proposing a mine that will threaten many of the natural resources that border...
Divine Parenting
I CANNOT claim that I was a model child. But for many years, it seemed to me, I was more model than my sister. Yet she was the one who was always being helped and encouraged in an effort to get her on the right track, while good old dependable me struggled...
Foreign Investments in US Drop Sharply
FOREIGN investment in the United States plunged decidedly this year. That is not good.Edward Graham, a senior fellow at the Institute for International Economics in Washington, says he has "a gut feeling" that the foreign investment boom of the 1980s...
Give Us Moore Poetry, Please
ON Christmas Eve the lovely lady signing off the news quoted the poem by Clement Clarke Moore, Twas the Night Before Christmas," and said, "Merry Christmas to All!" Good for the news! At least the poet's name was right. The poem is really "A Visit from...
Give Worker Safety Priority
THE least-skilled, lowest-paid worker in any industry is as important to his employer as the company president when it comes to the right to work under safe, healthful conditions.There are laws and regulations designed to provide such protection, but...
Gorbachev's Gift
EVEN though Wednesday was not Christmas day for the Russian Orthodox in Moscow, it was fitting that Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev resigned his post as president of the old Soviet Union on Dec. 25.Not to stretch it too much, but for the West over the...
'If the Land Mechanism as a Whole Is Good, Then Every Part Is Good'
WRITING about his first summer in the high Sierra, naturalist John Muir declared that "when we try to pick out anything by itself we find that it is bound fast to everything else in the universe."This sense of the interconnectedness of the natural world...
In Shortage-Stricken Cuba Going Home Is Not So Easy Travel Is Discouraged and Goods Are Scarce, but Families Pull Together for the Holidays - a Letter from Havana
MARIA DE LOS ANGELES hopes to celebrate the New Year with her family.But in one of the last bastions of communism, going home for the holidays presents an economic and political dilemma.For the good of the revolution, Cuban television announcements are...
New Year Brings Big Challenges for US President
AS 1991 began, it lay like a solemn field of play under George Bush's feet. During the year's first breathless weeks, the president was a man at the concentrated peak of his game.For all the many misgivings over the Gulf war, for all his diverse explanations...
Nolte Dominates Streisand's 'The Prince of Tides'
THE movies may not be better than ever, but they're certainly longer. Many of this season's would-be blockbusters clock in at well over two hours, and some are in the three-hour range. It's probably just a coincidence that so many pictures are so lengthy...
One Hundred Years of College Hoops Two Women's Basketball Teams Take to the Court - to Celebrate
THE Tennessee women's basketball team did not find any old-fashioned peach baskets catching their shots during a recent stay in Springfield, Mass.But the Lady Volunteers found modern basketball hoops - not to mention overwhelming talent - served their...
Orange and Rose Bowls Will Play Key Roles in Deciding College Football's No. 1
THE Sunshine State is known as a land of Hurricanes, Gators, and Seminoles.Those are the nicknames of its college football teams, of course: the University of Miami, the University of Florida, and Florida State University, respectively. This year the...
PAC Money's Odor in Campaign Financing
AT the recent Democratic presidential candidates debate, Jerry Brown came across like the proverbial skunk at a garden party. While the others wanted to talk about taxes and health care and such, the former California governor kept lobbing stink bombs...
Species Act Pits Property Rights against Nature
THE political battle over the Endangered Species Act reaches far beyond the wisdom or cost of saving this or that plant or animal.It involves deep philosophical questions of mankind's place in nature and the rights of a free society - the responsibilities...
Taiwan, Besting China, Sets Up Ties to Baltics Taiwan's Capitalist Success and Its Reserves of Cash Make It an Attractive Diplomatic Partner for Republics That Have Come out from under a Communist Regime
THE Taiwan government plans to open missions in the Baltic states in one of its biggest diplomatic gains in years against the rival communist government on mainland China.Taipei will soon exchange legations with Latvia as part of a diplomatic advance...
'Take-It-or-Leave-It' Draft Treaty Offers Scant Hope for Talks GLOBAL TRADE NEGOTIATIONS
EVERYONE says it would be a disaster for an international economy already gripped by slowdown and creeping protectionism, but even in the 11th hour the key players aren't taking the final steps to prevent the collapse of ground-breaking international...
Ten Rooms Brimming with Life
I LIVE in a house that doesn't belong to me - one of the few big houses built in this southwest Washington hamlet at the turn of the century, back when Douglas fir flowed from the forests in streams as apparently endless as the great Columbia River itself....
The Brazilians Deserve Better Latin America's Largest Country Is Immersed in Political and Economic Difficulties. Democracy Should Provide a Way out, but So Far Hasn't
A VISITOR returning to Brazil finds a mood of pessimism pervading that formerly buoyant, ebullient society. It is not a mercurial change, quickly reversible, but one shaped and depressed by decades of adversity and disappointment.Thirty years ago, Brazil...
Time-Telescoping Tales
I FIND it hard to dislike Margaret Atwood's fiction, or even to offer serious criticism of it. Thoughtfully feminist, ecologically sensitive, a clear-eyed observer of social trends from urban alienation to rural isolation, Atwood is one of those writers...
US Can't Afford to Bail out the Former USSR, She Says INTERVIEW: REP. PATRICIA SCHROEDER
JUST prior to the dissolution of the former Soviet Union, US Rep. Patricia Schroeder (D) of Colorado described in an interview what she believes America's role should be in helping build the new Commonwealth of Independent States which has replaced it.Congresswoman...
US Health Care Put to the 'Canada' Test
The series on health care, Nov. 18-26, is most informative and I agree with much of it.Part of the problem with the health-care debate comes from confusing who pays the cost of services with the real cost of services to society. The first deals with...
US Higher Education Is in a Downward Spiral and Only College and University Teachers Themselves Can Halt It by Demanding More of Their Students
RECENTLY a guest column in my local, college-town newspaper raised the question: "Why do universities hire a Di Chiu for the teaching assistant job instead of a Bill Smith?" This demonstrates a basic misunderstanding of the dire straits faced by American...

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