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 22, 1991

A Bad Way to Select Americans
AMERICA is supposed to be about fair play and equal opportunity. That is high among the reasons so many people around the world want to live in the United States. So it's ironic that last week's "green card" lottery was a mockery of fairness.The lottery...
All-in-the-Family Novels Two Authors Make Strong Debuts with Tales of Kith and Kin
OUT of the flood of first novels being published this fall, two seem to have a special handle on the nature of families - how they both nurture and fail their young, and how the process of working through family influences to forge one's own identity...
Arab Ministers Will Meet before Madrid, Arafat Says in Egypt
YASSER ARAFAT, chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization, conferred with Egyptian leaders here Monday in his first visit to Cairo in more than a year.Mr. Arafat, whose relations with Egypt fell to an all-time low during the Gulf war, met with...
Armed Escorts Are Needed for Few Remaining Aid Workers
THE convoy assembles in the predawn haze on Mogadishu's waterfront. Armed guards and a truck with a four-barreled antiaircraft gun on the back have taken positions to protect the largest shipment of food to leave the city in almost a year.Fifty other...
A Window on Modern Art Frankfurt's Recently Completed Museum Is Architecture in the Service of Art
THERE are instances in which a piece of museum architecture seems as important as the art it is intended to house. This is the reaction visitors to the West Wing of the National Gallery in Washington may have on first seeing the vast space of the foyer...
California Blaze Is One of State's Worst
THE five-year drought that has disrupted the California economy and forced millions of people to turn off spigots is now taking a heavy toll as fires flare up around the state.The firestorm that swept through the exclusive residential hills of Oakland...
Choosing Sides in Yugoslavia
The editorial "Balkan Fires," Oct. 4, misses the point. The US cannot support Serbia or the Serb-led federal Army, both under the leadership of Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic, because he is a hard-line communist with no integrity.The US must support...
Following Dictator's Removal Somalia Is Torn by Tribal Strife
THE arms market that nestles among stalls selling detergent and medicinal roots is potentially the most dangerous place in this city of anarchy.Anyone wanting instant authority and protection can buy grenades for less than $1.50 and any weapon from Hungarian...
Gun Lobby 'Logic'
IT'S true, a ban on the sale of assault weapons and large-capacity cartridge clips wouldn't prevent all killings like those that took place in Killeen, Texas, last week. But such a ban would undoubtedly curtail the wide availability of the rapid-fire...
H.O.M.E. Helps Maine's Rural Poor through Varied Services, a Community-Style Program Seeks to Do 'With' Needy, Not 'For' Them
UNTIL a year and a half ago, Gary Garzarelli spent several years living in his car with his two cats in rural Maine and then in a one-room, unheated shack until he could no longer bear the bitter cold winter."I was kind of destitute," he says, staring...
H.O.M.E.'S Sweet, Affordable Homes
HOMEWORKERS Organized for More Employment (H.O.M.E.), an organization that helps Maine's rural poor and disenfranchised, is helping low-income families and elderly individuals buy houses they ordinarily wouldn't be able to afford.H.O.M.E. is doing this...
How to Avoid Kindergarten Burnout
'HOW to Avoid Kindergarten Burnout" has not yet become a hot topic for women's magazines and self-help books. Nor has the market been flooded with articles on preschool panic, sandbox stress, and toddler tension. But don't laugh. Now that childhood stress...
Industry Recycles More Motor Oil
DUMPING used motor oil down the nearest storm drain or putting it out with the trash have long been practices of many do-it-yourself oil changers. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that Americans improperly dispose of 90 percent of...
Keep Money Growth Stable as Economy Rebounds
INFLATION is winding down. The staff of the International Monetary Fund estimates that consumer prices in the major industrial nations will rise 3.8 percent next year, down from 4.5 percent in 1991 and 4.9 percent in 1990. Nonetheless, the IMF cautioned...
Kids Report on the Real World the Indianapolis Bureau of Children's Express Tackles Hard-Hitting Stories on Drugs and Crime
WHEN the Indianapolis Star decided to devote one page a week to stories by children and teens, some expected to see a bouncy page with puzzles and cartoons.But what went to press was a bit heavier: articles on gangs, teen pregnancy, children of alcoholics,...
Love Enriches
WHEN a caring parent lifts a spoon to an infant's mouth, he or she does not generally count the times or wonder how long it will be until some of the food doesn't run back out and have to be taken off the baby's chin. This is because that kind of parent...
Massachusetts Governor Plans to Put More Convicts to Work
PRISON work programs generally suffer during a recession. This is not the case in Massachusetts.Republican Gov. William Weld, a former federal prosecutor, plans to greatly expand the use of county and state prisoners to maintain the state's highway system...
News Currents
MIDDLE EAST</P><P>The decision by the Israeli Cabinet Sunday to send a delegation to the Middle East peace conference removed the last apparent obstacle to getting the talks started in Madrid on Oct. 30. Egypt agreed last week to go to...
Politics Waters Down the Supreme Court
LIKE millions of other Americans, I was glued to my TV set during the Thomas-Hill inquiry. Here are a few of the thoughts that ran through my mind as I watched, hour after hour.First and foremost, why didn't the president pick someone who, as he said,...
Sean Penn Writes, Directs A Strong 'Indian Runner' FILM: REVIEW
SEAN PENN has grabbed more then his share of headlines in the past few years. While some have trumpeted his accomplishments as an actor, others have chronicled his off-screen career as a young ruckus-raiser with a weakness for grand gestures - from street-brawling...
Soviet Parliament Goes Warily about Its Business despite Strong Appeal from Gorbachev, Key Republics Stay Away
A NEWLY formed Soviet parliament, uncertain of its role or powers and half-formed in its membership, convened yesterday in the Kremlin.Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev sat in his usual spot to the right of the chairman's dais, leaning forward to peer...
Sudanese Rebel Claims Children Used in Combat Three Commanders Have Split from Rebel Group Fighting Government. WAR IN THE HORN
A SPLIT in the ranks of one of Africa's most secretive rebel groups has uncovered allegations that children as young as eight years old have received military training and entered combat in southern Sudan.Since 1983 the Sudanese People's Liberation Army...
Terrence McNally on Making a Play into Film
'IT'S a film based on the play, not a film of the play."With that caveat out of the way, Terrence McNally begins to relate how he transformed his highly-acclaimed off-Broadway hit "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune," into a big-budget Paramount...
Textbooks Give Way to Media as World Events Outpace History
POLITICAL science professor Richard Farkas is using a textbook titled "Contemporary Soviet Politics" in one of his courses at Chicago's DePaul University this fall. "But it's not contemporary at all," he says of the text."It has a 1990 publication date,...
The Lost World of the Victorians
EVERY spring I take a group of students on an architecture field trip to St. Louis. One of my favorite moments comes when we are touring Tower Grove Park, a landscape developed by Henry Shaw, an Englishman who built a very successful hardware and real...
THE WORLD FROM.Stockholm Sweden, Which Once Trod Its Own Path between East and West, Seeks to Join the European Community
KNOWN for decades as "the middle way" between East and West - between collectivism and individualism - Sweden is shifting. Now that the confrontation between Communism and capitalism is dissipating, this Nordic nation is trying to find its place.The...
Thomas, Hill, and the Culture War
AT the end of Prof. Anita Hill's testimony, Sen. Joseph Biden observed that she seemed to have become embroiled in something over which she had no control. The truth of the matter is that what occurred in the Senate confirmation hearings is larger and...
US Geopolitical Windfall
FOR the past decade, many observers have predicted that the bipolar rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union would gradually be supplanted by a multipolar political universe. The rise of a united Europe and a reunited Germany and the concurrent...
Why Family Leave Deserves Republican Backing
WE in Congress revel in partisan slugfests. One of our favorite scraps is the epic political struggle pitting business versus labor. Name a domestic issue, and some Capitol Hill pundit will put a business-labor spin on it.Well, here we go again. Congress...
Wide Gap in State Jobless Rates August Data Ranged from 2.5 Percent in Hawaii to 10.5 Percent in West Virginia. UNITED STATES ECONOMY
LIKE pressure zones outlined by isobars on a weatherman's map, high and low employment zones are apparent in an economic map of the United States.Ten states boasted an unemployment rate below 5 percent in August. Hawaii had the nation's lowest rate,...
Women Seeking Office Quickened by Thomas Flap UNITED STATES POLITICS
IN California, the pledges of time and money coming into the offices of US Senate hopeful Dianne Feinstein are up 25 percent over two weeks ago.In Washington, D.C., the Women's Campaign Fund is receiving $250 checks with notes attached: "This is for...