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 16, 1991

All-Natural Agriculture Education
WILLIAM MURPHY, a professor of agronomy at the University of Vermont (UVM) looks out of his office at this hilltop, mountain-framed college campus and shakes his head. "Anyone who would argue that we shouldn't go toward sustainable agriculture has to...
A Mexican Town with a Guitarmaking Tradition Fathers and Sons in the Village of Paracho Work Side by Side Building String Instruments for Popular Mexican Musicians and Their Bands
JERONIMO AMEZCUA carefully hefts an unfinished guitar from the corner of his roof-top workshop."My father started this 20 years ago. A concert guitarist called me this week asking for a fine instrument. I will finish it now," says the softspoken, mustachioed...
Back to Basics in British Schools Progressive Methods Meet Tradition Backlash
'LUCY, are you ready?" inquires Helen Sabin, quietly but pointedly.Lucy's over-enthusiasm subsides momentarily. Now all fourteen 4-to-5-year-olds (two absent) sitting on the carpet near the door of Mrs. Sabin's "Reception" class (equivalent to kindergarten...
Blueprint for A Sustainable Earth
LESTER BROWN has a vision for how a globally sustainable society would look in the future:* Aerodynamic fuel-efficient four-passenger cars would get between 70 and 90 miles per gallon.* Homes would be weather-tight and highly insulated, reducing the...
Bonn to Recognize Yugoslav Republics
GERMAN Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher said yesterday Bonn would recognize Yugoslavia's breakaway republics of Croatia and Slovenia as independent, despite warnings from Britain, the United States, and United Nations Secretary-General Javier...
'Christmas Trees' for Congress Spate of Tax-Cut Proposals Has Something for Everyone; Lots for the Middle Class. US ECONOMY
JOHN KENNETH GALBRAITH, the elder statesman of economics, was in town last week telling Congress that tax cuts aren't going to jolt the economy out of its recession.A succession of other economic experts, testifying before the House Budget Committee,...
Chronicles of a Black Family
CARRIE MAE WEEMS has an extraordinary ability to communicate. The Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, Mass., is presenting until Jan. 12 her photographic series, "Family Pictures and Stories," with text and an audiotape of Weems's mellow voice relating the...
Columbus Would Understand
CELEBRATION next year of the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's landfall on the American continent will be less impressive for some participants than was hoped. Economic recession is blamed.Even the United States - the colossus that has dominated...
Extension System Adapts to Changing Times
PART of Willie Gibson's job entails driving across the backroads of central Vermont making visits.Farm visits, that is. As an agriculture extension agent from the University of Vermont, Mr. Gibson meets with dairy farmers to talk about different farming...
Fallout from Chernobyl Continues
THEY love to play no less than American children but get tired much quicker. "When they got off the plane, I was appalled," recalls Leonard Melnik, a Russian Orthodox priest from Portland, Ore., who helped bring these children to the United States. "They...
God Is Available
THE ocean was calm, but even so the up and down, ebb and flow, of the water was making me seasick as the boat carried us to the island we were to visit. I was also worried about my young daughter. The motion seemed to be affecting her as well, but I...
Grandson of Bolshevik Hero Masterminds Market-Style Economic Reforms in Russia
EVERY Soviet schoolchild grew up with the inspiring tales of Arkady Gaidar, a hero of the Bolshevik Revolution at the age of 14, later a writer of children's books. His most famous work, "Timur and His Team," chronicles the exploits of a group of boys...
In the Mideast, Here a Little, There a Little Peace in the Region Will Be Achieved by Small, Confidence-Building Steps, Not by Erecting Castles in the Sky
AS the Middle East peace conference moves from its historic but ceremonial phase in Madrid to difficult bilateral negotiations in Washington, the Bush administration will achieve concrete results only if it heeds the lesson of past Middle East peace...
News Currents
UNITED STATES</P><P>Deputy finance ministers from the seven major industrial nations explored ways in New York City Saturday to promote faster, more sustainable growth in the global economy. International Monetary Fund representatives...
One Autumn Day When He Should Have Been in School
A CHILD - nine? eleven? - shuffles through the leaves ahead of me, his (or her?) head bent under the hood of the dark green wool jacket. Is he appreciating the leaves, gold with scarlet veins, or just scuffing his too-new school shoes? Or dreaming of...
Palestinians Lose Public Relations 'Edge' in Middle East Peace Talks Insistence on Talking to Israelis without Jordanians Present Dismays Sympathetic Observers, Who See Harder Line Squandering Opportunity
AFTER receiving rave reviews for their performance in Madrid, Palestinian negotiators at the second round of Middle East peace talks in Washington are finding the going more difficult.Some analysts say they have lost the public relations advantage they...
Pondering the President's Words
"By the President of the United States of America: A Proclamation," Nov. 26, is a thinly veiled political device. And how hypocritical for a president who has done almost nothing for the lower classes to declare: "In this great Nation, we have a special...
Professor Sheds Light on Starting High-Tech Firms
FOR the would-be entrepreneur in high technology the old maxims ring hollow:Go West, young man?Entrepreneurs tend to congregate within a few miles of the laboratories where they were trained.Pull yourself up by the bootstraps?"Horatio Alger stories are...
Reformers Face Task of Overhauling Ruined Economy as the Republics of the Former Soviet Union Regroup, They Also Struggle to Stave off Economic Collapse. Today, the Monitor Begins a 6-Part Series. Next: The Private Sector, Factory, Farm, Banking, and the Stock Exchange
DESPITE the unending flux in the former Soviet republics, one constant remains - the pressing need for economic reform.Goods and services must be restored to a deprived people on the brink of disaster.But communism's demise has so far brought only increased...
Rushdie Issues Strident Call for British Diplomacy
SALMAN RUSHDIE, who describes himself as "the last British hostage," has launched a campaign to try to force Prime Minister John Major to ask Iran to ease his plight.And by insisting that a paperback edition of his novel, The Satanic Verses, be published,...
Shaky Fundamentals Make Investors Wary
IT'S nail-biting time on Wall Street. The investment community continues to wait for an end-of-the-year rally - when, traditionally, the market shoots up after many investors have sold off securities for tax-related purposes. Unfortunately, the wait...
Somali Civil War Takes Stiff Toll on Civilians Aid Workers, Somalis Urge outside Mediation
IN the killing streets of this seaside capital, many children are dying or being maimed in a vicious civil war, while the world's diplomats look the other way.After four weeks of intensified clan fighting that has claimed thousands of civilian casualties,...
'Son of Sam' Ruling
MOST people abhor the idea of criminals enriching themselves through the reenactment of their crimes in books, articles, movies, and TV programs. It seems doubly unfair when victims of those crimes remain uncompensated.Ostensibly out of concern for crime...
South Asia's Silent Refugees
THIS month marks the 20th anniversary of the civil war in Pakistan that led to the independence of Bangladesh. That was was a horrific humanitarian disaster, even by the standards of a world grown accustomed to tragedy. Responding to newspaper images...
Soviet Coalition Fraying on Eve of Baker's Visit
SOVIET President Mikhail Gorbachev appears determined to cling to power and is probing to find a place in the structure of the new Commonwealth of Independent States.The commonwealth's final shape and structures remain undefined, but it moved a step...
Tax-Cut Caveats
THE debate in Washington over tax breaks and economic stimuli is heavily political - and perhaps academic to boot. To have the desired impact on a balky economy, the tax proposals would have to be quickly implemented. The outlook for that is clouded...
The Forgotten US War
THE Korean War, a virtual skeleton in the American closet, is at last being rediscovered.From 1941 to 1973, Americans fought three wars in Asia, progressing downward from a victory to a draw to a defeat. Midway through this sad journey lay the Korean...
US Finds Its Form of Perestroika Difficult Shrinking of US Companies Has More to Do with Long-Range Economic Changes Than Recession
THE United States is undergoing a corporate restructuring that in its own way is as dramatic as the political restructuring heralding the end of the cold war."We have a historic restructuring of the American workplace," says Dan Lacey, editor of a management...
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