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 November 8, 1991

Alternatives to Term Limits
Regarding the column No' to Term Limits," Oct. 24: The growing tide of discussion regarding term limits for federal legislators is healthy and your coverage has been excellent.Two major problems arise when discussing term limits. First, our country needs...
Black, White & Rap All Over
THE world found out about the rap group 3rd Bass when they came under the scrutiny of the Village Voice almost two years ago. The close-ups were so tight, so large, you could see the screws in MC Serch's glasses. The camera seemed incredulous. Rappers?...
Clean Up Federal Student Aid Programs
RITA HAMILTON is a 27-year-old single mother from Nashville, Tenn. Tired of low-paying, dead-end jobs, she decided to get training that could lead to a career and a brighter future for her young son.She responded to a newspaper ad for a school in Nashville...
Flames of Hate
HATRED has been compared to a plague - starting small but quickly growing large and destructive.Sometimes hate is acted out in what seems a simple form of justice just revenge." The deaths of five persons in Iowa last week, shot by a graduate student...
Former Defense Workers Train for Toxic Cleanup California Program Addresses Growing Needs of Regulatory Field
FRANK WILLIS, design specialist laid off by Lockheed after 32 years, wants to be a consultant on hazardous-material regulations for real estate.Charlotte Hardman, a Hughes Aircraft missile-circuits designer for 12 years, wants to design equipment to...
Friendly Folks on A Maple-Leaf Tour
THE nicest thing happened. We are just back from our annual fall visit into Canada, but this time we reversed our direction. Usually we go up to Quebec, move easterly along the Trans-Canada Highway into New Brunswick, and come home to Maine. This time...
Genuine Security
IF you loved someone and saw him looking for security in something you knew offered no security at all, wouldn't you warn him?That's what the Bible is doing for us now. The one who loves us is God. And His message in the Bible is that security is found...
Hot off the Press: Perspectives on the USSR
CHRONICLING the fall of communism has been a hopeless exercise in catch-up journalism. Its complexity and totality is impossible for journalists to interpret as they capture the daily fragments of history.The book writers' task is hardly any easier....
House Votes to Overturn 'Gag Rule'
THE United States House of Representatives has voted to overturn the administration's controversial "gag rule" policy that bars federally financed family planning clinics from providing abortion information.The vote Wednesday followed an effort by President...
In Nebraska, Football Is More Than a Game to Diehard Fans and Dedicated Players, the Cornhuskers Are a Way of Life: In a Rural State with No Professional Sports Teams, All Eyes Are on Big Red
RED jackets, pants, caps, scarves, glasses, banners, and coolers are converging on the University of Nebraska's Memorial Stadium. Some fans have come from the far end of the state, driving eight hours to the stadium, to cheer for four quarters of football,...
In Praise of Papp, an American Theater Legend
JOSEPH Papp was the foremost American theatrical impresario of our time - a major figure in the world of the performing arts. Operating from an institutional base - his New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater - Papp brought live performances to...
Insurance Industry Seeking Credibility
THE United States insurance industry failed to win approval this week for its plan to rescue the Executive Life Insurance Company. But a larger question remains: Can the industry rescue public confidence in its financial soundness?Echoing the problems...
Interest-Rate Drop Is Called A 'Positive Step' Fed Cut in Discount Rate This Week Is Aimed at Encouraging Consumers, Banks, to Spend. FEDERAL RESERVE BANK
THE Federal Reserve can lead bank customers to lower interest rates, but it can't make them borrow.That's the reaction of many economists and businessmen to the Fed's latest cut in its discount rate, which aims to promote spending in order to accelerate...
Interview: Head Coach Tom Osborne
TOM OSBORNE - the nation's winningest active coach - has been on Nebraska's coaching staff for 30 years, 19 as head coach. He spoke with the Monitor the day before homecoming. Excerpts follow: On coachingI've never believed in using fear or hatred to...
Israel's Electoral Mess and Peace
THROUGHOUT the Middle East there is a crisis of governance. Unlike its Arab neighbors though, Israel suffers not from dictatorship, theocracy, or colonial-created monarchy but rather from hyper-democracy. Indeed, in a country where the national sport...
Maxwell Empire Could Fall Apart Because of High Debts, London Worries about Impact of Maxwell's Death on His Companies
THE chances of the late Robert Maxwell's publishing empire remaining intact following his death Tuesday are virtually nil.That appears to be the consensus among City of London financial analysts assessing the prospects of the two main chunks of Mr. Maxwell's...
Moscow Gives Reluctant Nod to Ukraine Military THE NEW SOVIET UNION
THE Ukraine, for centuries an integral part of the Russian empire, is on its way toward establishing a cornerstone of independence: its own military. And it is doing so with Moscow's blessing and assistance.In an interview, the Ukrainian defense minister...
News Currents
MIDDLE EAST</P><P>The UN's World Food Program will extend until at least the end of the year its relief operations to feed more than 1.5 million people inside Iraq. Relief was due to end in September.... The Soviet Union, desperate for...
Other Books Spinning out of Soviet History
COMBINING the firsthand observations of a Reuters correspondent with scholarly research, Boris Yeltsin: From Bolshevik to Democrat, by John Morrison (Dutton, 303 pp., $20), is a compelling account of the Russian leader's career. It tells of his poverty-stricken...
Palestinians Try to Consolidate Support
IN the wake of the Middle East peace conference in Madrid, the Palestinian Liberation Organization is trying to boost its role in the negotiating process by rallying Arab and European support for their position in the coming direct talks with Israel,...
Russia Marks New Old-Style Revolution Day THE NEW SOVIET UNION
THE city where the Bolsheviks seized power 74 year years ago has revolutionized the way the anniversary of the takeover is celebrated.No longer is Nov. 7 a day for military parades and praise for the Communist Party. In its place, St. Petersburg Mayor...
Setting Sail with Today's Explorers Columbus and Exploration
AS America debates whether to celebrate or condemn the upcoming 500th anniversary of the voyage of Columbus, I often hear people complain that there is nothing left to discover. The entire world has been charted, they moan; there is nothing new under...
Society Divided on Assisted Suicide Washington Campaign Suggests That People Back Concept in Principle Yet Harbor Concerns. EUTHANASIA
IN the abstract, most Americans apparently favor the right to end one's own life with the help of a doctor. But when they enter the quiet privacy of the voting booth, when they consider their own lives and especially those of their loved ones, the enormity...
Stretching Food Stamps
SIXTY-FIVE cents doesn't buy much for dinner - or lunch or breakfast, for that matter. But that is the average amount the nation's 23.6 million food-stamp recipients can count on for each meal.Nearly one in 10 Americans now relies on government assistance...
The Days of Greed and Takeovers
'OTHER People's Money" arrives on the scene a little late. A few years ago, when Oliver Stone's admirable "Wall Street" came out, the money-boom of the 1980s was still in high gear. But by this time - with events like the S & L disaster, the BCCI scandal,...
To Begin and Close the Century, Ethnic Strife in Southern Europe Yugoslavia's Crisis Could Thwart Plans for the 'New' Europe
IT is one of the accidental symmetries of history that ethnic tensions in southern Europe have been the alpha and omega of the 20th century.As the century began, nationalism among the splintered ethnic and national communities of the Balkans drew the...
US-Japanese Lessons from Pearl Harbor
WHEN I visited Pearl Harbor some years ago, I was told that the USS Arizona, sunk by the Japanese with most of her sailors still aboard, had never been decommissioned as a United States battleship. Her hull is still visible under the white, ship-shaped...
Will Pennsylvania Loss Revive Rockefeller Republicans?
HERBERT STEIN hopes his brand of Republicanism will now come back in favor. It may, he says, with the defeat of former Attorney General Dick Thornburgh in his bid for a Senate seat in Pennsylvania.Dr. Stein was chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers...
Wrangling over Judges Well before Bork, Judicial Battles Reflected a Change in Courts' Role
THE Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas debacle has prompted much discussion about how to avert a similar confrontation in the future. This raises questions about why the wrenching spectacle happened in the first place.The roots of the event go deeper than the...
Zambia's Gutsy Independent Press Had Key Role in Election
A NEW spirit of assertiveness and independence in the Zambian media is playing a central role in this country's transition to independence."The stranglehold of the government media has been broken," Fred M'Membe, managing director of the gutsy independent,...

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