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 27, 1993

Activists Battle for Civil War Sites $90 Million Federal Outlay Requested to Spare Battlefields from Developers
MORE than 230 Civil War battlefields in the United States are intact enough to be saved through the purchase and preservation of thousands of acres of land - land that could otherwise fall prey to the developer's bulldozer.The questions are: Will an...
Aideed Must Be Stopped Now
UNITED Nations forces in Somalia must quickly capture warlord Gen. Mohamed Farah Aideed. The fate of the UN's peacemaking and peacekeeping role in Somalia and around the world may hang in the balance.Recently, I returned from a fact-finding mission to...
A Rendezvous with GIANTS
TODAY, I saw the largest creatures on earth.When I woke up this morning, I had a feeling that the day was going to be special. Mysterious, tropical clouds rested on the mountain tops. The air felt warm and wet - not dry as it usually is in southern California....
Asian Americans Don't Fit Their Monochrome Image the Stereotype of the `Model Minority' Belies the Diversity of Asians in the United Sates and the Problems That Many Immigrants Face
DEMOGRAPHERS project that by the year 2000, 10 million people of Asian and Pacific Islander descent will live in the United States. By 2020, the number is expected to reach 20 million. Yet many Americans know little about the fastest growing segment...
As Korean Americans Become Visible, They Seek Understanding Black Winner of Essay Contest Describes Her Changing Views
AS perhaps no event since the Korean War did, the Los Angeles riots of 1992 thrust the image of Korean Americans into the forefront of American awareness.Television and newspaper pictures of gun-toting Koreans who kept looters at bay from 1,800 destroyed...
Attack on S. African Church Sets Back the Ruling Party CONSTITUTION MOVES AHEAD. Terrorist Strike Resembles Previous Attacks against Whites
A TERRORIST attack on white worshippers at prayer in a Cape Town church on Sunday night, in which at least 11 people were killed and 52 wounded, is likely to destabilize political negotiations and hasten the disintegration of the ruling National Party."This...
China's `Hollow' Political Core Deng Is Wrong to Think That Economic Reform Will Placate the Desire for Political Reform
THE whirlwind pace of economic growth in China has astonished commentators, and the pessimism that reigned since 1989 has turned to ebullient optimism.Paramount leader Deng Xioaping is usually credited for this growth; once more his rule is called "enlightened...
Clinton Boosts Environmental Protection Laws
The Clinton administration, which sometimes has been at odds with environmentalists, has moved to beef up its enforcement of environmental-protection laws.Carol Browner, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), announced last week...
Disney Stock Drops Due to Revenue Losses at Euro Disneyland
WALT Disney Company stock fell last week to the lowest level of the year because of revenue losses connected with Euro Disneyland, analysts said.Euro Disney SCA, parent of the French theme park and 49 percent owned by Walt Disney Company, said this month...
Events
ISRAEL CONTINUES ATTACKS IN LEBANON Israeli warplanes, gunboats, and howitzers blasted suspected guerrilla bases across Lebanon today as Israel's heaviest attack since its 1982 invasion of the country extended into a second day. Israeli leaders met...
Haiti's Shaky Reformation
THE rehabilitation of Haiti is off to a faltering start, with President Jean-Bertrand Aristide remaining on American soil while seeking to form a government in his strife- and poverty-wracked little nation.Under an agreement reached earlier this month...
Houston's Vietnamese Blend Old Ways and New
HARD work, education, family, anti-communism ... and Elvis?Even as they cling to their traditional culture and values, Vietnamese Americans - and not just the younger generation - are assimilating new ones from their adopted country.More than a million...
Immigration Issue Fueled by Highest Rate in Years Legislators, Anxious over the Weak Economic Recovery and the Scarcity of Jobs, Have Begun to Respond to the Anti-Immigrant Sentiment
FROM the barrios of South Central Los Angeles to the halls of Congress, America is wrestling with the question of immigration as much as perhaps no other time since World War II.A fresh debate - bolstered by headlines of Chinese smuggled into New York...
It's Time for Clinton to Curb the `Hard Sell' Approach
NO president of my memory campaigns the way Bill Clinton does: all of the time. He never stops selling himself. He shakes hands, hugs (have we ever had a better hugger at the nation's helm?), and continually, it seems, is reaching out for affection and...
Live Music from Disney Makes Good Family Fare `Symphonic Fantasy' Offers Favorite Movie Tunes and Characters
THE Walt Disney organization can't be faulted for lack of marketing savvy. Euro Disney notwithstanding, they are on a roll now, and their latest venture is "Disney's Symphonic Fantasy," which is making its way around North America this summer. In a...
Network Helps Newer US Chinese
WHEN Zhee-hwar Lyu and his family left Guangzhou, China, for Boston a year ago, he already had a support network waiting for him in Chinatown. In the depth of New England's recession, Mr. Lyu found a job in Maine within a week, through a Chinatown newspaper...
Northern Telecom Restructures to Try to Stay Competitive
NORTHERN Telecom, Canada's fourth most profitable company last year, was hammered last week by investors who dumped the company's stock after it announced a $1.03 billion second-quarter loss.Besides losing $150 million on its operations, this maker of...
Peru's New Constitution Seems Sure to Satisfy the President's Desires Fujimori Pushes His Reelection and the Death Penalty for Terrorists
ALBERTO FUJIMORI had wanted to celebrate big on Wednesday - Peru's Independence Day, his birthday, and the third anniversary of his taking office - by promulgating a new Constitution, one that would allow him to break tradition and serve another term...
Protecting Brazil's Poorest
WHEN individuals or groups take advantage of a nation's economic troubles to inflame hatred or to attack "others," most democratic countries that profess a respect for the rule of law aggressively seek to prosecute the alleged attackers.Whether in Germany,...
Reich Aims to Train `A New Kind of Worker' INTERVIEW ROBERT REICH. School-to-Work Transition and Apprenticeship Programs Are Priorities
THE United States is the only industrialized nation without a formal system for developing and disseminating skills standards," says Secretary of Labor Robert Reich. "This is part of the way to guide people into high-wage jobs."Before speaking to a conference...
Russians Up in Arms about Cancellation of Rocket Deal
AFTER months of tough negotiations with the United States, a Russian government delegation announced in Washington last week their decision to join international controls on missile technology and to halt an ongoing transfer of missile know-how to India.The...
Scale-Model Parks Hand Down History
BASEBALL'S grand old ballparks are going, going, almost gone. Only four remain, according to Rep. David Bonior (D) of Michigan, who is trying to preserve Detroit's Tiger Stadium, Boston's Fenway Park, New York's Yankee Stadium, and Chicago's Wrigley...
Sisters and Brothers (Written Especially for Young People)
SOPHIE and Kim were good friends. They spent a lot of time together. They were both Americans living in an Asian country. The local people noticed them and liked to talk with them. Sometimes the Asian people asked Sophie and Kim if they were sisters....
Some Stay in the Vestibule of Baseball's Hall of Fame
THIS weekend, Reggie Jackson will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. But while the spotlight will be on Jackson, we'll also hear the old debates about who should or shouldn't be enshrined.Jackson is not controversial. In...
South Africa's Political Transformation Having Agreed to Shed Shackles of Discrimination in a First-Ever Free Election, South Africa Faces the Challenge of Making Democracy Work
SOUTH Africa is almost free. South Africans of all colors finally agreed, early this month, to a negotiated settlement and national elections. But the details still have to be elaborated before the precise shape and practicality of the transfer of power...
The Desperate Acts of Ordinary Iraqis Farmers Prosper under Sanctions, but Most in Baghdad Must Face Nights of Fear and Days of Hunger
tHE Khadissiya hospital, sprawling along a rubbish-strewn boulevard in Saddam City, Baghdad's poorest slum, was perhaps never the world's most attractive health facility.But in former days, its patients and staff could at least enjoy the grassy lawn...
UN Forces in Bosnia Ordered to Fire Back Attack on French Troops Compels UN General to End Restraint
THE commander of United Nations troops in Bosnia-Herzegovina yesterday signaled a new get-tough attitude a day after the heaviest attack on international peacekeeping forces since the war began 15 months ago."I have said to all my commanders that they...
US Japanese Retain Cultural Ties
RONALD TAKAKI, a professor of ethnic studies at the University of California, was back East recently when a taxi driver praised his English and asked how long he had been in the United States."I had to tell him that my grandfather came to this country...
Women Are Finding A Voice on the Hill but for Many, a Real Sense of Inclusion Proves Elusive
SEVEN months after the female victors of the Year of the Woman have taken their seats, women's voices are being heard in the United States House and Senate like never before - both in the back rooms and the front halls.But as the new women find their...