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 August 23, 1991

Agreement on Free Trade Edges Closer
THE goal of a comprehensive North American free-trade community embracing Canada, Mexico, and the United States moved slightly closer this past week here, as the three nations held their first direct talks in the US at the ministerial level.Still, as...
A Season in the Tennis Racket for a Year, Author Feinstein Trailed the Pros
JOHN FEINSTEIN is on the move again.The author of the best-selling sports book of all time is on the phone from somewhere in New York City. The sounds of city traffic - beeping horns, squealing brakes, whining transmissions - punctuate the conversation."Season...
Brotherhood and Civil War
ALTHOUGH international conflict has abated substantially now that fighting in the Persian Gulf has ended, internal conflicts verging on civil war are still being fought in Yugoslavia, parts of Nigeria, Peru, and elsewhere. Unfolding events in the Soviet...
Congress Weighs Policy Choices Aimed at More Energy Security A Dependable Supply of Power Is Crucial for American Consumers and Businesses. the Key Issues Are Examined in a Series Starting Today. Series: POWERING THE US INTO THE 21st CENTURY. Part 1 of 5 Part Series. First of Five Stories Appearing Today
HALF-WAY around the globe, 500 burning oil wells in Kuwait serve as a constant reminder to Americans that the United States remains dangerously dependent on far-away, unreliable sources of petroleum.Now, after years of delay and dalliance, Congress may...
Coup Failure Reveals Deep Split within Soviet Military
THE 10 T-72 battle tanks that stood in front of the Russian Republic's parliament building to defend it from attack by fellow units of the Red Army were visible proof of the split in the Soviet Armed Forces exacerbated by the attempted coup.From the...
Czechs and Slovaks Cheer Soviet Democracy, Reaffirm Their Own
WHAT Czechoslovak President Vaclav Havel called "the wheel of history" has spun so rapidly during the last few days that heads here are reeling. The president's phrase came in reaction to news of the Soviet coup Monday morning, which, he said, "reminds...
Despite Chaos and Infighting, Tennis Carries On
HARD COURTS By John Feinstein Villard Books 457 pp., $22.50JOHN McENROE, perhaps the most famous and feisty tennis player of the '80s, has set the stage for the '90s too.So argues John Feinstein in his book about the 1990 tennis season, "Hard Courts."...
EC Leaders May Step Up Aid to East European Countries
IN a speech earlier this summer, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher warned that "a new wall, a wall of wealth," is under construction in Western Europe "to replace the Berlin Wall."That view has until now fallen largely on deaf ears in the...
Empowered Russians to Overhaul System
SOVIET President Mikhail Gorbachev has been restored to power, but Russian President Boris Yeltsin is moving quickly to dismantle the Soviet system following collapse of the coup staged by hard-liners."Russia has saved the world," said Mr. Yeltsin, who...
L. A. Theatre Center Hangs by a Thread
MOUNTING debts and urban woes are edging one of the most innovative theaters in the United States closer to an untimely finale.The theater narrowly averted insolvency a week ago with an anonymous $100,000 gift, but unless there is a major infusion of...
Lessons of a Failed Coup the Coup Endangered Help from the West and Sent Tremors through Eastern Europe, but It May Also Have Paved the Way for Deeper Reform
LIKE a figure in Greek tragedy, Mikhail Gorbachev's strengths have nearly been his undoing. With superb political skill he avoided a formal party split, kept reformist forces balanced off against traditional sources of Soviet power, and effectively slowed...
Mexico's PRI Party Wins Big amid Some Fraud Charges
"DURO! Duro! Duro!" chants a throng of 15,000 jammed into Les central plaza.Urging Vincente Fox Quezada, the gubernatorial candidate for the state of Guanajuato to "hang tough," supporters of the National Action Party (PAN) rallied Tuesday night in the...
Mobster Movie Trend Slows Down Tough Private Eye 'V. I. Warshawski' and 'Mobsters' Fail to Advance the Genre
EVERY now and then a movie trend materializes right before your eyes, and then it dribbles away again with equal suddenness.Just last year, a whole batch of gangster movies showed up almost simultaneously. One of these, Martin Scorsese's ambitious "GoodFellas,"...
Moscow's Economic Imperatives
THE leaders of the failed coup in Moscow said a central purpose of their actions was to relieve the Soviet Union's shortage of food and housing. How would they have done it? By opening warehouses? That would have been a palliative at best. By ordering...
News Currents
{PA}News Currents, page 4 {HD}News Currents {BY}David Mutch {ED}All 8/23/91</P><P>EUROPE</P><P>The West will review its position on aid to the Soviet Union in the light of this week's attempted coup against President Mikhail ...
One Man, One Dog, Forty Steers
THE first year I worked on the ranch in northeastern Oregon, my irrigation water dwindled in late spring. I crossed the river and rode up the meadow. There were steers on the ranch above, so I had to close the gate in the boundary fence behind me. I...
Paddlers Pave the Way - despite Disabilities as Recent Canoe and Kayak Competitions Prove, Disabled Athletes Can Not Only Compete in Able-Bodied Sports, They Can Excel
OLYMPIC medal-winning kayakers Greg Barton and Mike Herbert have changed the course of the United States Olympic Canoe and Kayak team. The team is now looking for more athletes like Barton and Herbert - more athletes, that is, who are classified as disabled.Barton...
Political Transition, South Korean Style
LAST week, when South Korea celebrated its Liberation Day, clashes between students and police in Seoul flashed briefly across US television screens. Such scenes seem to be a hardy perennial of TV news. The whys and wherefores of the protests are seldom...
Soviet Coup Prompts Rethinking of Security Arrangements in Europe
THE remarkable rise and fall of the Soviet hard-liners this week has left two impressions on those who deal with European security issues:First, although Mikhail Gorbachev has been returned to power, it will not be business as usual for the West.Second,...
Soviet Power Locus Shifts to Yeltsin the Failed Coup Seems Likely to Bring about the Very Changes Its Hard-Line Leaders Most Hoped to Avoid. Reform-Minded Republics Will Claim More Powers, and Bastions of Reaction Face Renewed Assault
MIKHAIL GORBACHEV is back in the Kremlin again. But during his forced absence, the seat of power has moved down the Moscow River to Boris Yeltsin's "White House."The stunning hard-liner coup in Moscow and its equally dramatic collapse have already indelibly...
The Storm Is Over
HISTORY should always turn out like this.The quick end to the coup in Moscow dramatically changes the political and social dynamic in the Soviet Union - for the better.Like a summer downpour, the coup's thunder and lightning has cleared the air. The...
US ENERGY: PAST, PRESENT, & FUTURE Gas Demand Grows Steadily, but Supply Increases Faster. NATURAL GAS Series: POWERING THE US INTO THE 21st CENTURY. PART 1 OF A 5 PART SERIES. Fourth of Five Stories Appearing Today
FOR the first time in the modern era of our industry, we have no regulation on production or on end use. Because of that, we see a very exciting, very exciting period for natural gas," says Michael Baly, president of the American Gas Association (AGA).It's...
US ENERGY: PAST, PRESENT, & FUTURE in 'Saudi Arabia of Coal,' Use Rising despite Clean-Air Laws. COAL Series: POWERING THE US INTO THE 21st CENTURY. PART 1 OF A 5 PART SERIES. Third of Five Stories Appearing Today
IN 1959, electric utilities accounted for 44 percent of the coal consumed in the United States. Their share last year was 86 percent.Because of the nation's growing appetite for electricity, coal use jumped from 10 quadrillion British thermal units in...
US ENERGY: PAST, PRESENT, & FUTURE More Nuclear Power Awaits Waste Site, Simpler Licensing. NUCLEAR FISSION Series: POWERING THE US INTO THE 21st CENTURY. PART 1 OF A 5 PART SERIES. Fifth of Five Stories Appearing Today
THE 111 atomic power plants in the United States provided one of every five watts of electricity consumed here last year. Generation by nuclear fission reached a record 6 quadrillion British thermal units (although, because of the conversion inefficiencies...
US ENERGY: PAST, PRESENT, & FUTURE Petroleum Remains No. 1 Fuel, but US Production Sags. OIL Series: POWERING THE US INTO THE 21st CENTURY. Part 1 of 5 Part Series. Second of Five Stories Appearing Today
WITH a 40 percent share of total energy demand, oil is vital to the United States. In the transportation sector, where a quarter of the nation's energy is consumed, reliance on oil is a critical 97 percent.But production is waning in the US, the world's...
US Perspective on Coup Failure: Gorbachev Must Grab Chance for Reform
THE failed coup attempt against Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev presents opportunities as well as challenges for United States policy toward the Soviet Union.In the short term, administration officials - including President Bush - and Soviet specialists...
What Sputnik and Police Cruisers Set Off
ROCKPORT is a neighbor town with Maine coastal charm, a snug harbor, high taxes, and a Mr. Smith who operates a garage on Union Street. Mr. Smith is a good citizen, and he lately installed a burglar alarm at his garage so the police department would...
Will Soviets Learn a Latin Lesson? as Era of Latin Turmoil Wanes, Many Say USSR Must Also Take Tough Steps to a Free Market
AT Monday's first-and-last press conference held by the Soviet Union's Committee for the State of Emergency, Vice President Gennady Yanayev was asked if he had gotten advice from Gen. Augusto Pinochet Ugarte, former dictator of Chile.Mr. Yanayev, one...
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.