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 13, 1991

A Cookie Recipe Worth Paying For
HOLD out your hands, everybody - I'm in a generous mood today and am about to hand you all $250. Free; no strings. Enjoy! My wife and I still get letters from the Planned Parenthood people at this late date, and not much else, so extremely interesting...
A Daughter as a Driver: A Symbolic Shifting of Gears
IT is high noon, and the northern California sun glints off the metal key ring with the quartz crystal that my 16 year old jangles impatiently in her hand. From behind the softly billowing curtains of the living room, I watch her out on the driveway,...
A Reform Wish List
IN an editorial yesterday we discussed the central cause of the impasse in congressional attempts to enact campaign-reform legislation. Namely, that the bills passed this year in the Senate and House, providing for spending caps in congressional races,...
Baker's Concern: Nuclear Arms US Secretary of State Will Seek Assurances Atomic Weapons Are under Central Control. SOVIET TRANSFORMATION
AT a Washington meeting the other day Robert Strauss, US ambassador to the Soviet Union, was complaining that back in Moscow his world changes several times a day.Every morning he starts out with a set agenda, only to have it blown to pieces when the...
California's Economic Downturn 'Severe'
CALIFORNIA is in the midst of its most severe economic downturn of the past half-century and could face renewed budget problems next year.State Treasurer Kathleen Brown, speaking to a real estate symposium Wednesday, called on Gov. Pete Wilson to recall...
China Seeks a Buffer in a Friendly India
IN visiting India this week, Chinese Premier Li Peng is trying to deter unrest in Tibet and bolster its diplomatic position in the face of the growing global power of capitalist countries, diplomats say.The Chinese premier hopes that by fully normalizing...
For Black Youths Crime Pays - Briefly
CRIME pays financially for many young black males - at least in the short term.That's one reason so many of them are engaged in criminal activities - car theft, drug peddling, and so on, says Richard Freeman, a Harvard University economist. Those with...
Former Hostage Sutherland Says He Is Not Bitter toward Captors INTERVIEW
THOMAS SUTHERLAND has returned from 6 1/2 years in captivity seemingly unencumbered by the bitterness one might expect from a man who has been robbed of so many years of freedom.In a series of meetings and phone conversations, Mr. Sutherland talked about...
Good Guys versus Bad Guys?
THE conflict between "good guys and "bad guys is a basic theme in films and tele- vision. In classic westerns, for example, the "good guy (in the white hat and often on the white horse) wins the fight. The Bible, too, is full of such stories: Daniel...
Gorbachev Seems Headed for Sidelines
A CONFIDENT Boris Yeltsin yesterday won the approval of the Russian parliament to form a commonwealth of independent nations. At the same time, he brushed aside attacks on the accord by an increasingly politically isolated Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev."I...
Intifadah Takes A Lethal Turn as the Uprising Enters Its Fifth Year, Some Radical Palestinians Are Resorting to Armed Attacks
THE warning, bordered in black, was blunt."To the residents of Ramallah and El Bireh," read the hand lettered Arabic text. "Following the recent serious incident in El Bireh, Jewish residents of the area will not be silent. We know what to do. Jewish...
Japan's Troubled Moral Stature
WHEN I was a high school junior in Tokyo, our literature teacher gave the class a theme for a composition.Its title: hansei, or self-reflection. The term was translated as "remorse" when the Japanese foreign minister and then the prime minister referred...
Kennedy Smith Acquitted
William Kennedy Smith walked out of a Florida courthouse a free man after a jury took just over an hour to acquit him of rape.Mr. Smith's accuser said after the verdict Wednesday that despite the ordeal she has gone through, she has no regrets. Her only...
Making the Rugs Marco Polo Admired for 1,000 Years or More, Turkmen Craftspeople Have Made Elaborate Carpets - Knot by Hand-Tied Knot. the Loudest Sound in a Rug Factory Here Is the Snip-Snip of Scissors
THE sign at the entrance to the Ashkhabad Carpet Factory says "Turkmen carpets are the best in the world."The slogan may contain a grain of truth, but it's mostly the product of pride, concedes factory director Baimir Byashimov. Nevertheless, Turkmen...
Music Industry Hopeful for Holidays
THOUGH 1990 was the best year ever for sales in the recording industry, raking in $7.5 billion, 1991 may be a different story.Sales have slowed due to the recession, even though small-ticket items such as records, movies, and video-rental have long been...
New Compact Discs Add a Festive Note from the Middle Ages and Modern Masters, Christmas Recordings Broaden the Sounds of the Season
AMONG the small group of new Christmas classical releases this year are several noteworthy - and sometimes offbeat - albums suitable for serious music lovers and casual listeners alike.One release getting prominent promotion - and justly so - is a collection...
News Currents
MIDDLE EAST</P><P>Thirty government-backed Israeli settlers moved into an Arab Jerusalem neighborhood yesterday. Palestinians said it could threaten Middle East peace efforts (see story, Page 7).... Arab ministers and central-bank officials...
North, South Korea Agree on Historic Nonagression Pact Talks Resume Today on Unresolved Issues, Including Nuclear Arms and Inspection
NEARLY four decades after the end of a bitter war, North and South Korea reached agreement yesterday on a nonaggression pact, but without settling an issue over the North's nuclear facilities.The historic accord, which came after five sets of talks in...
N.Y. Budget Battle Nears an End Fiscal Pact Could Clear Way for Cuomo Decision on White House Bid
NEW York State's three top political leaders are in the final rounds of their long fight to solve their budget crisis - or "the New York nightmare," as Vice President Dan Quayle refers to it.The hole in the current $30 billion-a-year state budget - second...
Politics and Race
CHAIN REACTION: THE IMPACT OF RACE, RIGHTS, AND TAXES ON AMERICAN POLITICS. By Thomas Byrne Edsall and Mary D. Edsall, W.W. Norton, 339 pp., $22.95</P><P>IF a single image could get to the nub of modern national politics, as Thomas Byrne...
Road Map to Peace in Mideast
DESPITE the rhetoric and confrontation that mark the current conferences on Middle East peace, the potholes in the long and winding road to solutions can be avoided.Just before the Madrid conference in November, unofficial representatives of the Arab...
Salvador Rancor Lingers as Peace Talks Shift to UN
AS talks to end El Salvador's 12-year civil war return to New York from Mexico, negotiators are still holding to the prospect of a cease-fire before the end of the year."We're not going to New York as tourists or to do Christmas shopping, but to look...
Support for Margaret Thatcher
My hat is off to "Iron Lady" Margaret Thatcher, as she is described in the article "Thatcher Doffs Gloves on Europe," Nov. 25. Like Maggie, I too am extremely wary about a United Europe.The European Community, which could soon have its powerful central...
The Third Century
ON Dec. 15, 1791 - 200 years ago this Sunday - Virginia became the 11th state to ratify 10 amendments to the still-new Constitution of the United States. The Bill of Rights became the law of the land.A century and quarter would pass, however, before...
The US Bill of Rights and Democracy
THE key events in the founding of the United States as a new nation took place over a span of roughly 20 years - beginning with increased national self-consciousness and militant protests over aspects of British rule in the early 1770s, and concluding...
They're Mad and They're Not Going to Take It Anymore
FED up with excessive corruption in Rhode Island's state government, a coalition of 13 statewide groups have announced plans to launch a sweeping ethics and campaign reform effort.Called RIght Now!, the coalition brings together churches, environmental...
Trade Shows on East Europe Attract US Firms
DESPITE a domestic recession especially severe in this region, many small and medium-size New England companies appear willing to risk the pitfalls of doing business in Eastern European countries.And, by happy coincidence, companies ready to take the...
US's Mistaken Tack on Cuba
UNITED States policy of non-recognition of Cuba is based upon the professed belief that Cubans should join the democratic governments in the Western Hemisphere. In testimony before Congress last July, Bernard Aronson, assistant secretary of state for...
What Salinas Wants from His Washington Trip
Mexico's high-powered Washington lobby has been left idling as the Bush administration waffles over how hard to push for prompt negotiation of a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).George Bush is scheduled to meet with Mexican President Carlos...
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