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 February 18, 1992

Animated Urban Choreography
IN his distinctive and memorable pictures, L.S. Lowry summoned up a vision of a northern English city landscape that he knew well and studied closely over many years. He lived in an industrial suburb of Manchester. He moved there as a young man with...
A Troubling Statistic
THE size of the prison population in the United States is a statistic that strikes different people different ways. Does it show that get-tough policies are having the desired effect, putting more offenders behind bars? Or does it imply a rush to incarceration...
A Winter Song
HOW do you feel about winter? I know I once dreaded winter! We had moved from a sunny, warm area to one where cold, short days came as quite a shock. I still remember how I associated gloom with what I now enjoy. What changed?Well, I did. One day, as...
Chinese Rock Group Is Denied Exit Visa THE GIG IS UP
IN the latest sign of the government's tight hold on culture, Beijing barred China's only all-women rock group from traveling to Australia for a performance that should have taken place yesterday.The travel ban on the Beijing group Cobra spotlights the...
Commonwealth Grapples with Property Disputes Russian-German-US Deal Aims to Put Former Soviet Nuclear Scientists to Work on Peace Conversions, but Differences over Arms Reduction Treaties Linger
THE marriage of the former Soviet republics in a Commonwealth of Independent States is threatening to be short-lived. The monthly summits of its leaders, like the one that took place Friday in Minsk, increasingly resemble divorce proceedings.Belarus...
Computer Superstores' Sales Soar Rapid Expansion and Low-Price Approach Have Smaller Chains on the Run
WHEN Micro Center opened Cincinnati's first computer superstore last November, systems analyst David Buyer endured a 20-minute checkout line to buy a shopping cart full of discounted disks, a $500 laser printer, sundry books, and programs."I'm out for...
Cutting Taxes Gets Political
SOME shifts in taxes - especially capital-gains taxes - are liable to emerge from the election-year gamesmanship under way here.The partisan positioning that began with President Bush's State-of-the-Union address has grown as elaborate as the circling...
Democrats' Ron Brown: Skipper of the Titanic?
THE message is coming through clear and strong: It's time for the Democrats to find another presidential candidate.The problem is electability. Of the growing doubts among Democratic leaders about whether there's a winner next fall among the current...
Election Experts Don't See Cuomo Getting Large Write-In Vote
SIXTY-TWO men and women are officially running for president in today's New Hampshire primary, but many voters would like to see at least one more name on the ballot: Gov. Mario Cuomo of New York.During the past five days, supporters of Governor Cuomo...
Era of Political Responsibility Takes Hold in Latin America Tolerance, Participation Are Replacing Ideological Confrontation
THOUSANDS of pensioners recently gathered at this city's central plaza in a noisy rally to pressure the federal government to increase their social security checks. The atmosphere was electric, one organizer recalls."I felt like the {local} Jaragua peak,...
Farmers to Benefit from World Biotech Revolution Progress in Human Gene Tagging Will Bring Quicker Practical Payoff in Plant and Animal Breeding
THERE'S a new "biotech" revolution under way that promises a big payoff for farmers.It uses modern methods of molecular biology borrowed from the worldwide effort to chart the human genetic blueprint to map out the simpler genetic blueprints of plants...
GATT Report Draws Fire from Environmentalists in Runup to Key Summits Study Counters Argument That Free Trade Hurts the Environment
ARTHUR DUNKEL, director-general of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), has thrown down the gauntlet on conservationists who claim that free trade damages the global environment.His 35-page report released on Feb. 11 is the first of its...
How Bush Will Win in '92 Just as in Recent History, the Democrats Will Help Elect Him
THERE really is no good reason for George Bush to expect reelection. First, think of the precedents. He is the first vice president since Martin Van Buren in 1836 immediately to succeed a president by election. President Van Buren was plagued by an economic...
In Economics, 'Green' Is Gold
EMERGING from the shadows of the current recession in the United States is one startlingly favorable point of light. Surprisingly, it comes from a source that Americans have long regarded as an alternative to, rather than an engine of, economic growth...
'Interactive' Video Expands Scope Laser-Read Technologies Let Viewers Manipulate Images, Information, and Sound
CAN'T quite make out the main trumpet theme in Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring"? Remove the sounds of the orchestra's other instruments for a moment.Like to practice your guitar with your favorite rock band or get a printed score of your live compositions?...
Israel and Hizbullah Trade Artillery Fire in Retaliatory Attacks
ROCKETS hit this northern border town yesterday for the first time in nearly a decade, as Lebanese Islamic fundamentalist gunners sought vengeance for the death of their leader.Three Katyusha rockets fell inside the town just after dawn, according to...
Israel's Own 'New Hampshire'
ISRAEL'S political scene is ablaze. On Feb. 19, Labor's Siamese twins, Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres, will face off in a primary election that may conclude their 18-year rivalry. The next day, Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir will be challenged in Likud's...
Laurie Anderson Misfires on Political Satire
IF you were wondering what happened to Laurie Anderson, the pixi-ish, spike-haired wonder woman who practically invented performance art in the 1980s, she's back, touring with her latest work, "Voices From the Beyond."She hasn't been invisible. Several...
News Currents
MIDDLE EAST</P><P>Despite Sunday's assassination of Sheikh Abbas Musawi, the leader of Hizbullah, by Israel, Syria and Lebanon have agreed to attend the third round of bilateral Middle East negotiations scheduled to be held in Washington...
Population, Politics Grip Schools Algerian Teacher's Sixth-Grade Class Avoids Ideological Turmoil Invading Upper Grades
AT first glance, there is nothing about Dalila Zait to suggest she is a veteran in the battle to educate the children of the world's developing countries.Yet at just 28, Ms. Zait can already claim to have done her part:The dark brunette with shining...
Protecting Children by Enforcing Trade Laws
Sen. Bill Bradley, author of the Opinion page article "Why is the US Ignoring the World's Children?," Feb. 4, has been around long enough to know that one more United Nations declaration, more or less, isn't going to protect anybody. Of more immediate...
Research 'Boutiques' Survive as Investment Iconoclasts
IF it's ornate furnishings that you want in an investment house - mahogany sitting rooms, Ming Dynasty vases, and Persian rugs - then Gerard Klauer Mattison & Co. might seem somewhat rustic.But Emanuel Gerard almost revels in the Spartan offices of GKM,...
Restraining Hearts Too Full of Violence
THREE months ago, a young woman in San Francisco who had endured 10 years as a battered wife stood poised to begin a new life. Her divorce from an abusive husband - who once forced her at gunpoint to leave a battered women's shelter and return home -...
Rich Federal Research Trove Open to the Public Companies Can Engage in Cooperative Projects with Government Labs
LAST fall, when Vivid Technologies Inc. was trying to develop an X-ray system for detecting bombs in airports, it got an assist from the Federal Aviation Administration Technical Center in Atlantic City, N. J.The two parties signed a cooperative research...
Rural Business Takes A Fiber-Optic Leap
HARD-PRESSED rural regions are exploring ways of diversifying their economic base. For some, new technologies are compensating for one major disadvantage: distance from traditional manufacturing and commercial centers.West Virginia is harnessing a new...
Senate Bill Aims to Affect Entire Energy Industry It Is Expected to Pass Now That Several Controversial Items Have Been Shelved. POWER LEGISLATION
THREE and a half months after the Senate dropped it, wide-ranging energy legislation is alive again - and set for passage.Senate dealmaker J. Bennett Johnston (D) of Louisiana, the bill's sponsor, has engineered compromises for the bill's most controversial...
Sensitive North American Talks on Free Trade under Way in Dallas
HIGHLY sensitive talks begun yesterday in Dallas could determine the fate of a proposed North American free-trade zone, several delegation sources said.Sources close to the negotiations said the progress made in talks among representatives of Canada,...
Taiwan Touts Its Model for Mainland Reformers Taipei Pushes Consitutional Reform along with Economic Progress
TOUTING its economic success of the past 20 years, Taiwan plans soon to advance its messianic campaign to lead all of China from ox carts to disk drives, and from prison cells to voting booths.The next step comes in March as Taiwan's National Assembly...
Time to Pay the Piper
ACHIEVEMENTS like splitting the atom and developing useful chemical products usually come with a price tag. Actually, three price tags: one for the cost of research and development, another for production and distribution, and the third for dealing with...
Trust in Partners Is Critical Asset in Luge, Bobsled, Skating, Confidence Is Key. POSTCARD FROM ALBERTVILLE
A WORD that belongs at the Olympics but often is overlooked is "trust."The word pops to mind with the first sight of the doubles competition of the luge here at the 16th Winter Games. Can there be a clearer example of person-to-person trust in sports...
Wildlife Conference to Pick New Species for Protection
LIKE modern-day Noahs, more than 100 nations will meet next month in Japan to pick a new batch of wild species in need of being saved from global traders.While the North American black bear, the bluefin tuna, the mahagony tree, and even the Venus fly-trap...
Winning an Election One Voter at a Time
AFTER a saturation media campaign that quickly spent upwards of $1.6 million, the campaign on the ground here geared up over the weekend to win votes the old-fashioned way - one voter at a time."Regardless of what the polls say, this one could be won...
Author Advanced search

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.