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 6, 1991

A Benevolent Japan
THE 50th anniversary of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor wouldn't be getting quite the attention it is except for the tense state of United States-Japan relations. Friction over trade, and over the suspicion that Japan is now practicing economic...
A Feast of Images and Ideas Style and Substance Combine in a Broad Range of New Coffee-Table Books-From Histories and Biographies to a Work on Madrid's Famous Prado Museum
CHRISTMAS is a time for beautiful, often lavish, picture books: so-called "coffee table books," presumably because they make a decoration/conversation piece when displayed on a coffee table, but sometimes, I suspect, because many of them are too large...
A Letter from Maine's Beantown
INTERESTING (to me) that M. Larousse, the accepted world authority on la bonne chere, says nothing in his exhaustive compendium about the lowly baked bean as encouraged here in Maine. He dwells ecstatically on many ways to prepare the "American white...
Animated Heroes for the Holidays Disney, Spielberg Please Crowds and Critics
WALT DISNEY Pictures took an unusual step this year. For the first time, it allowed one of its full-length animated films to have a public showing before it was finished - with some portions in final form, others sketched out as pencil drawings.The occasion...
A Tale of Mordant Irony and Lurking Terror
THE SHADOW OF A GUNMAN Tragedy by Sean O'Casey. Directed by Shivaun O'Casey. At Symphony Space through Dec. 8.</P><P>'AND what danger can there be in being the shadow of a gunman?" asks Donal Davoren in the rhetorical question that provides...
British Air, KLM Propose Merger Carriers Seek Edge against US Rivals
BRITISH Airways and the Dutch airline KLM are planning to merge and have already laid their proposal before the European Commission (EC) in Brussels.Their aim is to create a "mega-carrier" twice the size of the German airline Lufthansa and able to compete...
'Clunker Bounty an Economic Boost?
HERE'S one suggestion for getting the United States economy moving faster: Pay a "clunker bounty" for old cars.The federal government would offer $700 to anyone turning in a running pre-1978 automobile in 1992. Such a program would stimulate sales of...
Don't Miss the New Japan
AMID our introspection over the 50th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor we are giving scant acknowledgment to Japan's present-day helpfulness across a broad range of diplomatic and strategic issues. "Helpful?" Is that the right word for our principle...
Duke Candidacy Could Divide Middle-Class White Vote
Could David Duke hurt President Bush's hopes for reelection?Mr. Duke, a Louisiana state representative, this week became the first prominent figure to challenge George Bush for the 1992 Republican presidential nomination. Another well-known conservative,...
EC Readies for Maastricht Summit as Economic Union Treaty Nears Completion, Issues over Political Union Still Divide Members
THE Soviet Union is dead - long live the European Union.Even as the Eastern superpower the world lived with for more than 40 years continues to disintegrate, the European Community (EC) is planning far-reaching steps toward playing a preeminent economic...
End of a Sorrowful Saga
THE emotional and physical ordeal is over for Americans held hostage in Lebanon. The families and friends who never lost hope, and who made sure no one forgot the plight of the hostages, have had their prayers answered.One can hope that the ordeal of...
Event, Aftermath Still Vivid for Those Linked
HENRY CRUZ had just come out of the shower and was finishing a cup of coffee in the officer's pantry when he and First Lt. Samuel Fuqua heard the drone of aircraft and muffled explosions in the distance.Baffled because there were no mock air attacks...
For 1972 Olympian Shorter, Running Is Still a Reward
WHAT makes Frank Shorter run - and run and run and run? Nearly two decades after his greatest triumph, a victory in the 1972 Olympic marathon, Mr. Shorter's enthusiasm for his sport is virtually unabated."Running is part of my routine; it's really the...
Generation of US Leaders Tested by WWII Is Coming to an End
THE 50th anniversary of Pearl Harbor tomorrow reminds Americans that a remarkable cadre of leaders who were shaped and toughened by World War II is rapidly departing from positions of power.When 360 Japanese planes struck the United States Pacific fleet...
Hotbed of Art Innovation Gallery Show Highlights Workshop at University of South Florida
WALKING into the Graphicstudio show at the National Gallery of Art is like walking into a visual version of "Who's Who" in contemporary art.There's a Robert Rauschenberg photograph, "Chinese Wall," rioting from one wall to another for 100 feet; a Chuck...
How Much of the United States Is Wetlands?
The front-page article, "Bush's Wetlands Protection Policy Harshly Criticized," Nov. 21, contains several facts which the author appears to accept without question.First, he repeats the enviromentalists' assertion that there is a net loss of some 500,000...
Japan, US Play Down Pearl Harbor Officials on Both Sides of the Pacific Are Concerned That Emotional Media Coverage Will Spur Anti-Japan Feeling
MORE than three years ago, Japanese reporters in Washington began to throw the same question to Glenn Fukushima, then a United States trade official, about the 50th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor."Almost every one of them asked me: 'Mr. Fukushima,...
Lessons Not Learned
ANY appraisal of what happened and why at Pearl Harbor must begin by asking: did President Roosevelt know? Were he and his lieutenants aware that a Japanese attack was coming, and did they, eager to drag the United States into war, withhold information...
Major Changes in Mideast, USSR Triggered Release Freedom for the Americans Held in Lebanon Came When Captors Saw Them as a Liability. HOSTAGE ORDEAL
THE long ordeal of American hostages in Lebanon is finally over, ending a trial that at times made the nation feel powerless. It profoundly affected the course of presidential politics and United States involvement in the Middle East.Behind the quick...
New Economic Signs Point to Prosperity
BARELY has a major national issue been presented in so confused and distorted a way as have recent developments in the United States economy. It took Saddam Hussein, the collapse of the Soviet Union, the start of the 1992 campaign, and a big dose of...
News Currents
MIDDLE EAST</P><P>Two Libyans accused by the United States and Britain in the December 1988 bombing of a Pan American World Airlines jet over Scotland are being detained in Tripoli, two Libyan officials told journalists. In Cairo, Arab...
Race-Based Scholarships Take Another Twist
IN its new stance on minority scholarships this week, the Bush administration made another in a series of race policy moves that has left both liberals and conservatives confused and wary.Education Secretary Lamar Alexander laid out a policy Wednesday...
The Day before How Japan's Attack on Pearl Harbor Caught an Admiral and a War Correspondent off Guard
FIFTY years ago today, at 10 minutes before 8 o'clock in the morning, I drove up to the main entrance of the Headquarters Building of United States Naval Command, Pacific, at Pearl Harbor. I left my wife outside in a rental car. We were doing a tour...
The Flurrying Flutter of Holiday Catalogs
WHEN I woke up this morning my first thought, surprisingly, was not "Today I will buy me a Wacky Vac, a Tangle Lamp, a Sonic Pest Repeller, and the only super, safe, solid answer to the hot water bottle.""But why ever not?" you may ask.I will tell you:...
The Surprise Attack through the Eyes of a Navy Bride
SUNDAY morning, Dec. 7, 1941, at 7:50 a.m., a large explosion woke me up.I was visiting friends Mikelle and Harry Kinnard at their quarters at Schofield Barracks, a short distance from Pearl Harbor, after my husband of two months had gone to sea on the...
Toward Growing Unity
ON this fiftieth anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the world could hardly be more different. Back then, a world war was in progress, and suspicion was rampant even among those who were, or would soon be, allies.Now we're seeing in some ways...
US, Japan Face Deep Strains in Relations the 50th Anniversary of the Bombing of Pearl Harbor Comes at a Time of Growing Suspicion over Economic Ties between Japan and the US. Today, the Monitor Assesses the Significance of the Anniversary for Both Nations
FIFTY years after Pearl Harbor, relations between the United States and Japan have reached another critical turning point.Since the end of World War II, the Pacific giants have been close allies bound by a common enemy and a vast network of trade ties....
Wading in the Wetlands Morass
NOW that the Bush administration has thoroughly embarrassed itself over wetlands preservation - letting Dan Quayle and his White House schemers try to undercut worthwhile environmental efforts and then being forced to back off when government scientists...
'Wings' Running Team Boosts Indian Youths
IN a Boston hotel function room, a large circle of native American distance runners gather to give thanks to their creator and pray for strength in the next day's cross-country championships."When going up that hill, imagine you have wings on," one youth...
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