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 May 21, 1991

A City Girl and a Sailboat on the Open Ocean
GROWING up in an apartment in Brooklyn, I wore saddle shoes instead of topsiders, kerchiefs instead of sou'westers, and raincoats instead of foul-weather gear. (As a matter of fact, my mother wouldn't allow me out in foul weather.) My only experience...
A Farewell to the CIA's 'Mr. Clean'
JUDGE William Webster's stay at the CIA was a memorable one if for no other reason than this: He built trust in an organization that, under William Casey, had lost the confidence of much of Congress and much of the American people.Judge Webster is a...
A Prayer for Time to Pray
MEMBERS of the clergy association in Cranston, R.I., added an unusual plea to their sermons earlier this month. Concerned about a decline in church attendance during Little League season, they launched a campaign to eliminate sports events during Christian...
A Scottish Teen Wants out of Fife Jackie Meikle Grew Up on a Farm, but Aims to Leave Rural Town after Graduation Series: BEING 16 AROUND THE WORLD. Part 13 of a Series
MOST of the farms round here are getting up for sale," says Jackie Meikle somewhat pessimistically, "and even the ones still around are just declining."Up until about a year ago, Jackie lived on a farm. Now she and her surprisingly young-looking Mum...
Britain's Conservatives Move to Beat Back Labour Gains
WITH another crushing by-election victory to its credit, Britain's opposition Labour Party has launched a long-range strategy to hold the political initiative until the ruling Conservatives are forced to call a general election.But within 24 hours of...
Canadian Firms Fight to Control Long-Distance Services
CANADA'S highly regulated telecommunications business has been shaken up by a bitter proxy fight.The battle was over Teleglobe Canada, the monopoly that handles overseas telephone calls. It was sold by the government in 1986 to Memotec Data Inc., a small...
China's Trade Status with US at Issue Again Bush Poised to Renew Top Status for Beijing; Democrats in Congress Demand Concessions
THIS could be the year the White House loses its now-annual battle to maintain preferential trading ties with China.Democrats in Congress have long charged that President Bush, a former ambassador to China, is blind to that country's human rights and...
Choice Words
THERE are many people we speak to in the course of a day, not to mention co-workers and family members. What we say to people has a greater impact than we may often realize.A recent conversation I had with a neighbor illustrates the effect of choice...
Congress Gets Set to Vote on 'Fast Track' for Bush Approval Would Pave Way for Controversial US-Mexico Free Trade
HISTORIC trade legislation that could change the direction of America's economy into the 21st century comes to the floor of Congress this week.Lawmakers will decide whether to grant President Bush "fast track" authority to negotiate deals that would...
Congress Takes Stab Again at Campaign Financing Reform
CONGRESS is once again wrangling over campaign finance reform, and the outcome, as usual, is very much in question. At odds are Democrats, who want a cap on campaign spending, which now is unlimited, and Republicans, who don't. The proposed spending...
Democrats Unite to Map Presidential Strategy
THE sluggish tempo of Democratic presidential politics finally may be picking up.Ronald Brown, chairman of the Democratic National Com-mittee, says eight to 10 Democrats are seriously considering a race in 1992 against President Bush. He expects several...
Discrimination against Latvia's Russian Minority
YEARS hence, Janis, a young Latvian standing at the barricades around the Latvian Parliament building in Riga, will tell his grandchildren of his proud days defending his country against the Soviet army. He will recall the cold nights of ethnic unity,...
Giving Golden Arches Global Span INTERVIEW: JAMES CANTALUPO
A JAPANESE manager with McDonald's Corporation brought his family on a visit to Los Angeles. Spying a pair of golden arches, his young son exclaimed: "They even have McDonald's in the United States!"That reaction might startle Americans, for whom the...
Good Girls Smile but Bad Girls Laugh
THEY USED TO CALL ME SNOW WHITE...BUT I DRIFTED: WOMEN'S STRATEGIC USE OF HUMOR. By Regina Barreca, Viking, 223 pp., $18.95</P><P>THE teasing title of this book of serious reflections on feminine wit is borrowed from a woman for whom innuendo...
Grand Opera Wins Denver's Heart Unique Difficulties of Opera-in-the-Round Challenge Performers, but Please Audiences
THE flash and dazzle of spectacle permeates the world of grand opera. Spectacle heightens the emotional resonance of the story and creates visual equivalents to the beauty of the music. And when an opera is staged in a daring way, mere spectacle turns...
In Russia, Conservatives Try to Thwart Yeltsin Win but Populist Is Strong Favorite in Bid for Elected Russian Presidency
THE Russian Republic's hastily prepared presidential election is proving to be more dramatic than expected, even before the candidates begin campaigning in earnest.A special session of the Russian Congress of People's Deputies, the republic's supreme...
In Yugoslavia, Croatians Approve Independence
YUGOSLAVIA'S rebel republic of Croatia voted overwhelmingly for independence in a referendum held at the height of a five-day crisis which has left the country without a head of state.With more than 80 percent of the votes from Sunday's poll counted,...
Jump-Start for Cambodia the US Could Accelerate Progress toward Peace by Lifting Its Embargo on Humanitarian and Developmental Aid
ALL four factions at the core of the Cambodian conflict have joined hands in a shaky cease-fire until the Supreme National Council meeting scheduled for this month. The basic problem is a political deadlock between Cambodia's two most powerful factions...
Madonna's Screen Test Her New Movie 'Truth or Dare' Is Self-Adulation to the Extreme. FILM COMMENTARY
IN "Truth or Dare" Madonna comes across like someone you went to junior high school with: a gum-chomping adolescent who can't resist bullying people, showing off, and playing the tease. But she's smart and quick, and drops such funny lines that you forgive...
Maquiladoras Mint Plethora of Labor Disputes Increasingly, US Firms Trying to Outrun Real Estate Costs and Strict Environmental Regulations Are Moving South of the Border. the Exodus and Its Implications Lie at the Heart of Washington's Battle over Free Trade
IN industrial plants that hug the border here, Mexicans in blue smocks assemble computer chips, glue seals on refrigerator doors, and mill oak cabinets that were once made in the United States.To many, the plants represent a buoyant vision of the future,...
News Currents
EUROPE</P><P>The Soviet parliament yesterday approved in principle a landmark law guaranteeing the right of most Soviet citizens to travel abroad. Deputies voted by 320 to 37 with 32 abstentions to back the law, seen in the West as a barometer...
Pros as US Envoys
MALCOLM TOON, former US ambassador to the Soviet Union and Israel, once met a US Navy admiral who said that when he retired he wanted to become an ambassador. Mr. Toon shot back that when he retired he would like to command an aircraft carrier.Toon's...
Southeast Asians Face off over Mekong Dam Plan
CRITICS of massive dams say big is no longer beautiful.But along the mighty Mekong River of Southeast Asia, planners insist that big dams still have a future.Three decades ago, developers of the Mekong, which flows through China, Burma, Laos, Thailand,...
The Job of Becoming a Poet
THE journey to words, a cat climbing a blanket that is stretched across a clothesline, the afternoon sea with its gulls at full mast.I sit on the pier's edge, looking for depth in the barnacles close to the kelp-clad rocks, and think back to earlier...
The Peace Corps at 30
'THERE is not enough money in all America," President Kennedy said, "to relieve the misery of the underdeveloped world in a giant and endless soup kitchen. But there is enough know-how and enough knowledgeable people to help those nations help themselves."Kennedy...
THE WORLD FROM... Pretoria No Longer a Pariah, South Africa Is Renewing Diplomatic Ties with Many Nations, Including African States
THE leaves are beginning to fall rapidly in this tree-lined capital city as winter approaches, but at the bustling Department of Foreign Affairs in the imposing Union Buildings, spring is only just beginning."There is a definite opening up and a new...
Turks Grow Uneasy about Kurdish Issue
TURKEY'S government is increasingly uneasy over the political overtones of the Kurdish refugee problem. The anxiety centers on two issues:*-Friction and misunderstanding caused by the presence of the allied military forces in southeastern Turkey, near...
UN Force on Kuwait Border Likely to Fail
ALTHOUGH the United Nations Iraq-Kuwait Observer Mission (UNIKOM) assumed full responsibility for maintaining peace along the Iraq-Kuwait border only a few days ago, it is not too early to begin planning for the eventual failure of this peacekeeping...
US Chipmakers Try to Win on Uneven Field
CALL it high technology's new realism.After a long and unsuccessful battle to make world trading rules more fair, United States chipmakers are switching strategies. They are positioning themselves to compete better in the current world market instead...
Witnessing to History on the Great Plains
ON an unusually warm, springlike day in January 1888, a sudden blizzard with sub-zero temperatures slammed across the Great Plains states dumping a wall of snow on sod-hut farmers near Falls City, S.D. It was a tragedy for many. But for those who survived...
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