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 6, 1992

Airlines Seek Freer Deal with British
TALKS between the United States and Britain open today in WasThington aimed at revising the existing air-transport agreement.The Bermuda II agreement, negotiated in 1976, controls the frequency and pricing of airline services between the US and Britain....
`A Job Well Done the Case for Praise
TEXT to love, appreciation may be the most awkward thing to beg for. "I don't get any appreciation" has the same whiny sound as Rodney Dangerfield's tag line, "I don't get no respect."Yet the need for appreciation is so profound that it can be worth...
A Revolution on the Ropes Fidel Castro Stubbornly Clings to Power, but Cuba's Days as a Pampered Soviet Beachhead in the Americas Are over. Its Isolation Can't Last Forever; the Day Will Come When Cuba Seeks Reentry into Its Hemisphere. the Articles on This Page Suggest Ways to Lay the Groundwork. CUBA AND ITS NEIGHBORS
THE overriding reality of today's Cuba is economic crisis. The government admits that things are bad. One of the men at the top, Juan Escalona, president of the National Assembly and member of the Cuban Communist Party Politburo, was disarmingly candid....
Australian State Voters Love Labor's Loss
THE burning question here before Saturday's election for premier was not which party would win, but how big Labor would lose. Public sentiment was so anti-Labor that Premier Joan Kirner all but admitted defeat two days before the election.Labor did lose...
Bringing Cuba Back into the Family of the Americas
WITH the cold war's end, Cuba's isolation from the inter-American community is anachronistic. It is also unnecessary, damaging, and, perhaps, dangerous. Our recommendations - to the governments of Cuba, Latin America and the Caribbean, Canada, and the...
Cabinet Ouster Boosts Ukraine Nationalists
THE political struggle over the scope and pace of economic reforms in Ukraine is intensifying after parliament engineered the ouster of Prime Minister Vitold Fokin's government.The parliament, dominated by conservative former Communist Party members,...
Gorbachev Defies Russian Court Conflict with Constitutional Court Is His Latest Skirmish with Yeltsin Government
MIKHAIL GORBACHEV, once the most powerful man in the now defunct Soviet Union, asks the world to view him as a victim of political repression.This supposed twist of fate is the result of a decision by the Russian government last Friday to bar Mr. Gorbachev...
Growing with the Spiral-Grained Trees
AMANDA, our youngest daughter, and I went up the ranch this morning, to a hill of spiral-grained trees. We didn't know that's where we were going. We just set out to explore and to talk.I had been absorbed in my part-time job taking care of this ranch,...
If Candidates Had a `Love' Platform in Arena Stage's Revival, `of Thee I Sing,' Politics Is Treated with High Spirits and Snappy Music
WHEN the chorus belts out "Wintergreen for President!" they're singing about the guy who is running on the "love ticket," chosen by the National Committee for solid political reasons. As one of the pols explains, "Everyone loves a lover ... he'll be...
If Teddy Roosevelt Met Ross Perot
AS a youngster I was an admirer of Teddy Roosevelt, the Rough Rider hero of the Spanish-American War who at the turn of the last century became our 26th president. What I knew about him came, of course, from books and from a high school history teacher...
Incumbent Looks at Brightened, More Complicated Race
GARY FRANKS, the first black Republican in the House of Representatives in 56 years, is widely considered to be one of the most vulnerable incumbents in Congress.But his chances of winning reelection are considerably brighter today than they were just...
Is the Republican Party Ready to Welcome Black Conservatives into Ranks?
WHEN Gary Franks, the only black Republican in Congress, visits African-American churches or social clubs, he asks his audiences for their views on a range of divisive political issues.Usually, Mr. Franks says, blacks tell him they support the death...
Latest Lowdown on Looking It Up the Shelf of Dictionaries Grows as Publishers Race to Keep Pace with a Changing Language. WORD REFERENCE BOOKS
WORD reference books worth their salt are long-term investments. They hardly reveal all their merits or failings at a glance. They are tools. You have to work with them awhile to discover their usefulness. Size is an important measure: how many thousand...
Let Us Praise Reasonable Middle America
A LITTLE over a year ago several of us so-called moderates thought it might be a good idea to discuss the Republican Party and what it was becoming. At breakfast one morning in Washington, the first order of business was to assign a name to this rather...
Marathon Series Puts Clinton's Lead to the Test TV Face-Offs Give Bush, Perot Opportunities. PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES
THE 1992 race for the White House is failing the "bumper sticker test," says David Chagall, but the forthcoming presidential debates could help.Mr. Chagall, a California political analyst, says that as he drives the freeways around Los Angeles he has...
(More Than) a Night at the Opera the New York City and Metropolitan Opera Companies Launch a Host of Season Offerings with Some Positive, Some Poor, Results
FERRUCCIO BUSONI'S "Doktor Faust" has been a cause cbre since the composer died in 1924, some 11 manuscript pages shy of completing what is now recognized as his masterpiece.After its American concert premiere in 1964, with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau in...
Nine Days in October
THE American people deserve to have the direction of the next four years debated by the candidates most responsible for setting that direction. Now we can say, let the presidential debates begin.Starting Sunday, Americans will witness a three-part, nine-day...
People, Regulations Strain Water and Sewer Systems Problems with Deteriorating `Environmental Infrastructure' Presage Challenges That Will Soon Confront Cities across the Country
AMERICA'S water and sewer facilities are staggering under twin demands: expanding urban populations and stricter environmental regulations.The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that it will cost $80.4 billion to upgrade municipal wastewater...
Politicians in Missouri Grapple with `Year of the Woman' in '92 Are Gender and Other Factors Aiding Female Candidates
HIGH above the rolling hills of southeast Missouri, flying to a campaign event, the candidate is talking gender.Voters "are looking at us in a very interesting way," says Geri Rothman-Serot, a Democrat and one of 11 women running for the United States...
Politics and Money
ON most of the issues discussed in this series of editorials, including the economy, foreign policy, and health care, the candidates haven't told us what concrete actions each would take in the first 100 days. But here's an issue that's almost cut-and-dried,...
Protest Now Renewed, Divided
WHEN Ronald Reagan captured the White House in 1980, black conservatives sprung into the American consciousness. Not so African-American Muslims.Yet, this once-isolated group represents many more blacks than the conservatives ever have. It reflects a...
Sabotage All but Ruled out as Cause of Dutch Air Crash
SENIOR Israeli officials believe it is unlikely that sabotage caused Sunday's crash of an Israeli cargo jet into two Amsterdam apartment blocks, although they have not ruled it out.Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin said yesterday that two separate Israeli...
Sizing Up Two Candidates as CEOs Consultants See Both Strengths and Weaknesses in the Bush and Clinton Management Styles
WOULD you rather hire George Bush or Bill Clinton to run your company?The Monitor asked this question of several leading consultants and authors on corporate leadership and management.It is not the same question, necessarily, as which of those two candidates...
Somalia's Security Crisis Shifts to Remote Villages Increased Security in Ports Has Forced Many Armed Looters to Seek Easier Targets - Convoys of Trucks Transporting Food to Famine-Stricken Villages
I DID not even get his name.The gaunt-faced boy was lying on a mat under a tree in a mostly outdoor feeding center. Just two days earlier, someone had brought him to this gun-infested town from an outlying village.The boy feebly tried to sip a clear...
Speedy, Secret Military Trial of Peruvian Rebel Leader Raises Questions of Fairness
A SENTENCE is expected to be pronounced tomorrow against Abimael Guzman Reynoso, leader of Peru's hard-line Maoist guerrilla group Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path), although human rights groups are expressing concerns at the way his secret trial has been...
Sprouting Words
couch potato noun</P><P>In slang, a person who spends leisure time passively (for example by sitting watching television or videos), eats junk food, and takes little or no physical exercise.</P><P>Formed by compounding; a person...
Teaching Etiquette to Children Certainly Isn't a Job for Sissies
`MAY I please have some bread?" asks Josh, my five-year-old son."Juice, please," says his sister, Alicia, who is two."Thank you!" they sing, without being prodded.At least, that's how it goes on a good day. For the past few years, my husband, Greg, and...
Teaching in Today's Education System
The excellent editorial "President as Educator," Sept. 15, cites many valuable innovations advocated by the presidential candidates to improve education, but it does not address the basic need: to stimulate the student's desire to learn.Every student...
The Source of Spontaneity
NOT long ago I was asked to write a poem for an occasion. It was not to be a comfortably humorous jingle but a real poem with an original concept clearly stated, and with that aura that poems need to bring them to life.My previous experience had usually...
The Tale of a Not-So-Heroic Hero
APART from a small, but persistent, scholarly dispute as to whether he, Leif Ericson, or someone else ought to be credited with discovering the New World, Christopher Columbus enjoyed a fairly glorious reputation for most of the five centuries following...
West Bank Strikes, Protests Signal Peace-Talk Worry but Some Say Agitation Masks Disputes among Palestinian Groups
WEST Bank Palestinians are pessimistic about the possibility of a breakthrough in peace talks with Israel, and the gloomy mood has been reflected in a stepped-up level of demonstrations, clashes with soldiers, and a hunger strike by security prisoners.The...

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