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 30, 1991

Castro's African Adventurism Ends with a Whimper
IN the past 15 years, half a million Cuban troops have fought in Angola. Some 100,000 Cuban troops have fought in Ethiopia. The last Cuban troops left Ethiopia last year, after efforts to install Marxism-Leninism by Mengistu Haile Mariam left that country...
Emeretta Waters, Chaperone from the 19th Century
WHEN I was an adolescent, the word "chaperone" became associated in my mind with the night my parents served punch at my high school senior prom, an experience truly inhibiting to romance. "Chaperone" was synonymous with restriction, a word that inevitably...
Ethiopians Promise Priority to Food Relief
FAR from the recent fighting to the north, farmer Abdra-man Mumed, one of Ethiopia's 7 million drought victims this year, was relieved.His crops have withered several seasons in a row, and his food reserves are almost gone, but today he was getting a...
Europeans Want Their Own CNN GLOBAL NEWS SERVICES
WHEN war broke out in the Gulf and it seemed much of the world was glued to Cable News Network, the European Community's headquarters here was embarrassed to find that it was in the dark: Cable operators in this part of Brussels didn't carry CNN.The...
Federal Budget Deficit Coming in Well under Target
OFFICIAL Washington has suddenly awakened to a development that has been obvious to Wall Street for some time: The Treasury deficit this year will be far less than the $318 billion the White House predicted in January. Indeed, in the 12 months ended...
Feeling at Home
IT was the summer of fifth grade, and I was away at camp. I was really homesick. I loved my family and knew they loved me, and I had always felt safe and happy at home. But camp was hundreds of miles away from home, and I wasn't sure that I liked...
Global Commission Urges Reform of United Nations
THERE is more than one route to a new world order. An independent group of senior world statesmen, led by former West German Chancellor Willy Brandt, wants to make sure that the new post-cold-war power structure is shaped by a sense of "global morality"...
Graduates in Northeast Facing Tough Job Search
FOR Harvard senior Andria Derstine, landing a job as a financial analyst about a month before her June graduation has been a big relief. Ms. Derstine, who began looking for a position last fall, says the region's economic downturn has made job-searching...
Guatemalan Town Insists It's Still Off-Limits to Army
LAST week the Guatemalan military attempted its return to Santiago Atitlan - twice testing the mettle of 20,000 residents, who had rejected militarization of the community.Only last December, the people of this Mayan town had rallied to protest the killings...
Gulf Relief Efforts Must Include Refugees in Iran
IRAN'S need for international assistance to help it cope with the sudden influx of more than 1 million Iraqi refugees challenges the decade-long isolation of the Islamic Republic. As one of the first representatives of a private American refugee organization...
Hindu Right Shifts Tactics after Gandhi Assassination
THE Hindu right launched a new bid for votes yesterday in the election interrupted by the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.Leftist and centrist politicians are trying to bury differences and stop the fundamentalist Bharatiya Janata...
In Defense of Capital Punishment
The editorial supports the view that in death-penalty cases "victim-impact" evidence should be inadmissible before the jury.The point fails on three counts.First, it ignores that "defendant-impact" evidence is allowed. Mama testifies to how devastated...
India's Congress Party Names New Leader
LEADERS of the struggling Congress (I) Party, India's major political force for four decades, chose party loyalist P. V. Narasimha Rao to succeed assassinated former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi as president.Amid mounting criticism of Congress disarray,...
Japan Tries to Organize Asia-Wide Network GLOBAL NEWS SERVICES
JAPANESE leaders were stunned by Cable News Network's influence in shaping world perceptions of Japan's role - or the lack of it - during the Gulf crisis.That influence was also felt in Japan itself. The number of Japanese watching the American news...
Keep on Truck-Truck-Truckin'?
THE United States trucking industry and some highway-safety groups are facing off over big trucks. We're talking big trucks - double and triple-trailer rigs that can be equal in length to five or six passenger cars lined up bumper-to-bumper. Try having...
Latinos Wary of Protected Status with the INS Deadline for Temporary Clemency Nearing, Few Salvadorans Have Registered. IMMIGRATION
WHEN Congress granted Salvadoran refugees an 18-month stay of deportation from the United States last year, immigrant-rights groups achieved a victory in their 10-year struggle to gain protection for people fleeing that war-torn country.But with fewer...
Low Pay and Changing Roles Thin Ranks of Park Rangers Series: AMERICA'S PARKS UNDER SIEGE. Part 2 of a 3-Part Series. First of Two Articles Appearing Today
DRIVING his pale green patrol car slowly along Skyline Drive, park ranger Reed Johnston surveys wooded mountain beauty and vast valley views.At the head of a trail he notices a hiker romping with a young golden retriever. Ranger Johnston stops to warn...
News Currents
MIDDLE EAST</P><P>Iran has signed a $100 million contract to extinguish fires on 60 wellheads in Kuwait's Burgan oil field, Iranian Oil Minister Gholamreza Aqazadeh said.... Kuwait's rulers are now trying to repair a rift with Palestinians,...
New York Readies for the Big Parade Gulf War Heroes to Be Feted with Imported Ticker Tape, Donated Ribbon - a Letter from New York
NEW Yorkers are gearing up to honor the "heroes and she-roes" of the Persian Gulf war in a June 10 celebration widely billed as "the greatest ticker-tape parade" in the history of New York or any other city.No doubt people will swarm in and tune in from...
Reinventing Italian Food A Creative Couple Brings an American Touch to Regional Cuisine in Their Two Restaurants Series: The Italian Menu. Part 4 of a 5-Part Series. First of Two Articles Appearing Today
WHY does a plate of fettucine taste different in the United States than it does in Italy? Because Americans - in a word - are fickle. When they fall in love with a new food, they overdo it. They change it. They interpret. They produce it in a dozen variations."Italian...
Sharing a Heritage of Reading
'DAVID, shall we read the next chapter of 'The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe? I asked, one evening. His answer was apologetic: "I know you enjoy reading to me, but I'd rather play a bit tonight instead." My own disappointment took me by surprise.It's...
Syria and the PLO Join Forces Damascus and Palestinian Group Seek to Coordinate Positions in Middle East Peace Process
THE weakening of the Arab negotiating position vis-a-vis Israel has brought to an end a bitter nine-year feud between Syria and the Palestine Liberation Organization.For the first time since 1983, Syria has recognized the "legitimacy" of the current...
'Temps' Sought on Short Notice TEMPORARY-HELP INDUSTRY
JUST-IN-TIME delivery is moving off the factory floor and into the office, as more companies demand temporary help on short notice.Even though companies are using fewer temporary workers during the recession, there have been an increasing number of rush...
The Soviet Crackup the Separatist Impulse and Process Seem Inexorable, but Independence Movements Need Not Threaten the Security of Mother Russia
THE world's last major empire - the Soviet Union - is collapsing. Independent statehood will probably become a reality for the Baltic republics in the next one to three years and for most other republics by the year 2000. It is doubtful, however, that...
The Yugoslavia Watch
IN 1914 disputes among the fractious Balkan states pulled Europe, and eventually the United States, into World War I. Fortunately, Yugoslavia no longer carries that level of strategic importance. What country in 1991 wants to get embroiled in the inscrutable ethnic...
US Counts on Rising Trade Bush Administration Sees Rebounding Export Business as Key to Ending Recession
WHEN the Bush administration declared the past week World Trade Week, it underscored a policy that counts on increased export earnings as the way to combat recession in the United States."Growth in the US economy is dominated by exports," asserts Export-Import...
Visiting Experts Describe European Scene Washington Watches as Europe Struggles with Economic Trouble, German Reunification
THE European economy is powerful. Thus Washington listens with curiosity and concern as a parade of visiting experts from the Continent - now struggling with an economic slowdown and readjustments in Eastern Europe - march through the nation's capital.Economists...
Volunteers Help Park Service Weather Today's Tough Times Series: AMERICA'S PARKS UNDER SIEGE. Part 2 of a 3-Part Series. Second of Two Articles Appearing Today
SEVERAL times a week from Thanksgiving until Easter, Bob Rogers, a retired biology teacher and bird watcher from Alpena, Mich., can be found leading nature tours here or slogging through the marsh making wildlife observations to assist resource management...
Walsh Seeks to Restore Two Iran-Contra Convictions
INDEPENDENT counsel Lawrence Walsh has announced that he will seek to have two of the Iran-contra convictions against former Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North restored through what promises to be an exhaustive court-ordered process.Mr. Walsh's action followed...
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