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 July 5, 1991

A Boom in Pro Beach Volleyball
PROFESSIONAL beach-volleyball players are a homogeneous group. They're all at least six-feet tall, tanned, and muscled. Almost every one claims southern California, the cradle of beach volleyball, as home.Many of these athletes remember when the game...
A Little Boy's Slice of Italy
AT what point does a child know he will not be a child forever? And when he does, how does he - still through childish eyes - make sense of the changes that inevitably occur? What does he remember of a world that was once simple, loving, austere yet...
ANC Leaders Stress Bid to Attract S. Africa's Minorities
THE African National Congress has launched a campaign to attract white, mixed-race, and Indian South Africans into its ranks as part of a drive to switch from a liberation group to a democratic political movement."We can ill afford to be content with...
A New Profile for Austria
AUSTRIA'S international reputation has steadily declined over the past decade. But that decline may be ending.The reports on President Kurt Waldheim's Nazi past - initially denied by Mr. Waldheim - did the most damage. He was banned from visiting the...
A Numbers Game: US Debtor Position at End of 1990
THE United States is not a debtor nation. It has a positive international investment position, says economist Robert Parks.Well, maybe. But maybe not.The latest numbers from the Department of Commerce, released Tuesday, show that at the end of 1990 foreigners...
A Poet's Oasis of Peace
'I LOVE you, my brother, whoever you are, whether you worship in your church, kneel in your temple, or pray in your mosque. We are still all the children of one faith."Those words by poet Khalil Gibran are carved in gray marble at the new Khalil Gibran...
Arms Control for an Era of Flux
THE United States is facing an unusual problem: We need to reassess a policy that has been a resounding success. Providing for the security of Western Europe through the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has worked so well that now we have to...
Bay State Town Waits and Braces for Expected Fort Devens Closure Ayer Businesses and Schools Rely Heavily on the Base's Population
AYER'S Main Street is bustling now, but businesses in this rural town 30 miles northwest of Boston are preparing for a bleak future - the possible loss of up to 70 percent of their customers.Home of Fort Devens, one of 34 United States military installations...
Beer Company Targets Volleyball Fans
TO pro beach-volleyball fans, Stoklos and Smith are "Kings of the Beach." But from the looks of it, Miller Lite is truly king of pro beach-volleyball. At every tour location, spectators are bombarded with boldly lettered reminders of who makes much of...
Bergman Plays Brighten New York Arts Festival
WHEN staging a classic play, Ingmar Bergman doesn't always take a classic approach. When his thrilling avant-garde production of "Hamlet" played at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) a few seasons ago, it infused the venerable drama with layers of new...
Continued Progress Is Needed
SEVERAL months ago, Pastor Alfred Radeloff of Dessau, formerly in East Germany, talked to the Christian Science Sentinel about the spiritual factors that helped shape events in Germany preceding reunification. In the interview he said: "If you read...
Democracy's Bursar
THE National Endowment for Democracy (NED) didn't topple the communist governments of Eastern Europe in 1989, but it gave them a shove. It didn't elect Violeta Chamorro president of Nicaragua last year, but it helped embolden voters. The endowment can't...
El Salvador's Cristiani Deserves Praise - and Backing
TWO years ago, Congress and the media were wringing their hands over a "catastrophic" setback to prospects for democracy and peace in El Salvador. The cause of their gloom was the election of Alfredo Cristiani, the presidential nominee of the National...
Ethiopians Opt for Transition to Democracy Victorious Ethiopian Rebels Share Power with Rival Groups and Promise Elections, Respect for Human Rights
THE outlook in Ethiopia is now for ballots not bullets.Ethiopia is one of the world's oldest civilizations; its people have never known democracy. Just two months after a minority rebel group seized power, ending almost three decades of war, they and...
Europe Hints Shift on Yugoslavia
EUROPEANS are pulling out all the stops to try to find a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Yugoslavia.Today, foreign ministers of the European Community will gather for a special session at The Hague to address the crisis. They are expected to discuss...
Felling a Tree for the Sake of Old Glory
TO celebrate the 4th of July I had to take down a tree. An ash that had been a seedling 20 years ago had spread its limbs to take over my flagpole. This is a 40-foot pole, and ash trees do grow faster than some other woods. I knew several years back...
'Hazardous' Dispute Flares Up in Kentucky Regulators Back Away from Closing a Major Incinerator Even as a New Allegation Is Raised about Illegal Waste Disposal
HAZARDOUS waste incineration takes place at very high temperatures, and so does the accompanying public debate. But supporters and critics almost always agree that incineration ought to be accompanied by close regulatory monitoring to keep the process...
How Beautiful, This Little Moment
MY sabbatical plans were a grand design. Not for me, the restful idleness after the discipline of teaching. No time out for me. On my previous sabbatical, years earlier in England, I had attended courses on editing medieval manuscripts, written academic...
How Treaty Would Divide Powers in the Soviet Union
THESE are the main points of the third draft of a new draft union treaty intended to replace the December 1922 treaty that established the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.Basic principles: A Union of Sovereign Soviet Republics is created, in which...
Last Palestinian Foothold in Lebanon under Siege Lebanese Army Asserts Authority, Pushes Palestinians Back into Camps
THE Lebanese Army's forceful deployment in and around the southern city of Sidon this week brings Palestinian power in Lebanon to a new low. It also heralds a campaign by the Beirut government to press for Israel's withdrawal from south Lebanon.It is...
New Jersey Wetlands Endangered If Bush Administration Restricts Definition, Many Acres Could Be Lost to Development. ENVIRONMENTAL WATCH
AMTRAK passengers heading west from New York City are often surprised to find they are suddenly surrounded by wetlands in an otherwise dense urban development area just east of Newark.The state of New Jersey has what some experts consider the strongest...
News Currents
EUROPE</P><P>Mothers from all over Yugoslavia left Zagreb in a convoy of buses yesterday to bring their army conscript sons back from the fighting in Slovenia. "Make peace, agree, do anything you want, but don't let us end up like those...
Sci-Fi Movies Kick into Gear
'TERMINATOR 2: Judgment Day" is the first $100 million movie, according to some reports, although other estimates put its budget at a mere $85 million or so. Either way, it's the most expensive picture in history.Such costliness wouldn't be a problem...
Soviets Move toward New Confederation but Latest Draft of the Union Treaty Leaves Many Controversial Issues Ambiguous
TODAY the Soviet Union is in the final stages of making a historic choice of a structure to bind its constituent republics into one nation. After three drafts, a new treaty of union of the republics is virtually ready for signing, though not without...
Storage of Nuclear Weapons a US Chore
THE cold war may be over, but the business of producing new nuclear weapons goes on.United States warhead research and production activities, run by the Department of Energy (DOE), appear likely to receive around $7 billion in 1992 under spending bills...
Thinking about the American Nation
TWO hundred and fifteen years ago yesterday, the Continental Congress, meeting in Philadelphia, adopted the Declaration of Independence.That began a 13-year process of institutional innovation and nation building, which culminated in 1789 with the installation...
Tourism Takes off This Summer
OVER a million people are expected to go to India this summer - and hotel operators and restaurant owners around Edison, N.J., couldn't be any happier.The reason? "India" means a "cultural festival of India" hosted by Middlesex County College in Edison....
Uneasiness, Speculation Grip Yugoslav Republics Federal Troop Moves, Secessionist Sentiment Keep Truce Tenuous
AS sirens howl over this coal-mining town along the Slovene River, air-raid wardens hustle terrified children from a passenger train into shelters."Slovenia used to be the most peaceful spot in the world," says Tina Music, one of two women escorting...
Union of IBM and Apple Creates Odd Couple
A DEVELOPMENT agreement announced between computer giants International Business Machines Corporation and Apple Computer Inc. may establish two warring camps in the computer industry, analysts said.Apple and IBM could make up one faction and the manufacturing...
US Congressmen Pressure UN to Outlaw Denial of Food THE POLITICS OF STARVATION
MORE than a year ago satellite photos provided the first clear warning that three consecutive years of drought were on the verge of throwing Sudan into a severe food crisis.Anxious to avoid a repetition of the devastating African famine that claimed...

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