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 January 19, 1994

Accounting Firms Generate More Jobs
Public accounting firms' demand for new college graduates with accounting degrees should remain steady until at least the end of the decade, says the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) in New York."Large, medium, and small public...
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Alaskans Campaign to Change OIL INDUSTRY
DURING the energy crisis of the 1970s, as oil companies, environmentalists, and consumers battled over Alaskan oil, a compromise was struck: In exchange for allowing construction of an 800-mile oil pipeline across the Alaska wilderness, Congress banned...
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Atlantic City Seeks Life beyond Gambling Fifteen Years after Atlantic City Residents Voted in Favor of Casino Gambling, the Resort City Is Still Struggling. Redevelopment Is Now Focused on a State-of-the-Art Convention Center and Non-Casino Hotel
IT'S a picture of urban America at its worst: vacant blocks cleared away three decades ago for urban renewal that never happened sitting next to rows of abandoned, decaying tenements.But Atlantic City Mayor James Whelan is unfazed as he gives a visitor...
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Australian Bush Fires Devastate Wildlife, National Park Habitat Animal Survivors Find Help from Wildlife Organizations and in Suburban Backyards
IN the midst of the bush fires, a firefighter showed up at the Wildlife Information and Rescue Service (WIRES) and asked, "Can you put up a friend who's been helping with the bush fires since last night?""The volunteers assured him that they would be...
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A Witty Novelist's Life in Letters
I HAVE come to the conclusion," confessed Nancy Mitford to her brother Tom in a letter penned in 1928 (her 24th year), "that I am an entirely 2 dimensional person.... It depresses me." Apparently, it did not depress her very long.Probably the wittiest...
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Bearer of the World's Hopes South Africans, Anxious about Their Future, Host a Parade of Foreigners Convinced of Its Promise
THERE is a distinct gulf here between the perceptions of South Africans, forged by their daily experience of spiraling crime and political violence, and the increasingly optimistic utterances of Western leaders and diplomats about the country."The international...
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Californians Pull Together to Rebuild after Quake
SOME people vow to leave by week's end. Others, plucky and resilient, plan to rebuild their lives and homes. Joel Sarradet isn't sure what he'll do.Sitting on his front stoop here, the handyman and hair-salon owner wants to see what it will take to repair...
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Canada Hires Asian Police to Counter Credit Card Fraud
IN an effort to counter escalating Asian-based organized crime - especially credit card fraud - Canadian police have hired three retired Royal Hong Kong police officers to help "beef up" provincial investigations.The three officers - recruited to work...
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Canadian Retailers Brace for Wal-Mart's Arrival
CANADIAN retailers have been expecting "it" for years. But that did not lessen the shock last week when Wal-Mart, the 500-pound gorilla of discount retailing, said it was coming to Canada.The stocks of several major Canadian retailers plummeted last...
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Central European Countries Cite Obstacles to Economic Integration Western Trade Barriers Hinder Transition from a Communist System to a Market Democracy, They Say
IN Central Europe's search for stability, most of the attention is focused on defense issues and potential membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). But some Central European leaders suggest that regional security depends more on economic...
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Changes at the Kirov Opera Mirror Russia the Company Seeks Closer Ties to the West While Preserving and Upgrading Its Native Repertoire
ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA</P><P>THIS city has the feel of what Berlin must have been like between the wars. Inflation is rampant and poverty widespread. Politics are conducted in the street with a mix of rambunctiousness and desperation;...
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Clinton and the Environment
PROSPECTS for improvements in the environmental quality of life - in some instances in potentially landmark ways - are emerging from President Clinton's first year in office.Mr. Clinton is an active centrist, facing hard issues while seeking resolution...
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Clinton Council Drafts Principles on Development Group Is Charged with Ensuring Economic Growth, Saving Resources
WITH its two-year mission one-fourth over, President Clinton's Council on Sustainable Development "is really still in its formative stages," says David Buzzelli, Dow Chemical's vice president and the council's co-chairman.Perhaps one reason for the relatively...
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Clinton Has No Need to Woo US Military
PRESIDENT Clinton's sensitivity to his evasion of military service during the war in Vietnam continues to cause long-term problems for this country in the critical area of civil-military relations. These problems first surfaced in the campaign and continue...
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Computer Speedup Is Just a Chip Away
THE morning was beautiful. Sunlight reflected off the thick snow. A fine day, I thought, to upgrade my computer by exchanging my 386-class microprocessor for a faster, 486 "upgrade" chip from Cyrix Corporation.The manual was reassuringly thin. If Cyrix...
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Corruption Proves Costly to Businesses in the Philippines
AMIDST growing charges of corruption, Philippine President Fidel Ramos's reputation for running a clean administration is unraveling somewhat. Business executives and politicians say bribes are solicited by everyone from traffic cops to government ministers."We...
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Earthquake-Hit Region Declared Us Disaster Area
PRESIDENT Clinton declared the earthquake-stricken region of southern California a federal disaster area Jan. 17 and said the United States government was pulling out all the stops to rush aid there."Our hearts and prayers go out to the people of southern...
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Energy Chief O'Leary Wins West Coast Kudos with Her `Roadshow' but Some Hanford Activists Remain Skeptical, Wanting Faster Release of Nuclear Documents
HAZEL O'LEARY is turning many foes into fans.Faced with thousands of Americans concerned that their health and the environment have been damaged by nuclear-weapons production, the energy secretary is coming off as candid and responsive, a marked shift...
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Events
INMAN WITHDRAWS FROM NOMINATION Bobby Ray Inman is withdrawing as President Clinton's nominee for defense secretary, the White House announced Jan. 18. Mr. Clinton announced his choice of Mr. Inman on Dec. 16, just a day after Les Aspin had abruptly...
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Gambling's Illusiveness Series: MORAL ISSUES of Our Times. Part 9 of an Occasional Series
THE nation's $300 billion gambling industry is shifting its message. Gambling is not just about winning; it is also about family entertainment, civic improvements, and a region's economic well-being.The promise to individuals: It could happen! Or, if...
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Government, Rebels Begin Dialogue in Southern Mexico Zapatistas Agree to Cease-Fire, Set Demands for Talks, Warn They Will Not Be `Tricked'
THE first, hesitant steps toward peace in southern Mexico are under way.A tenuous cease-fire has begun. And an indirect dialogue is starting between the Mexican government and Mayan peasant rebels who mounted an armed New Year's Day insurrection in the...
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Italians Prepare for Vote under Electoral Reform Aim to Create Two-Party System Falters as Groups Seek New Alliances
WITH their country still reeling from an unprecedented crisis, the Italians are preparing to elect a new Parliament.They will have the opportunity to sweep away a generation of politicians discredited in the Tangentopoli bribery and corruption scandal...
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Key Russian Reformer, Fyodorov, Resigns
RUSSIAN Finance Minister Boris Fyodorov, a leading advocate of reform and tough anti-inflation policies, resigned Jan. 18, following in the wake of the resignation of economic reform architect Yegor Gaidar on Jan. 16.Mr. Fyodorov's departure has triggered...
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Master Storyteller in Fresco
GIOTTO: THE ARENA CHAPEL FRESCOES Edited by Giuseppe Basile Thames and Hudson 308 pp., $100, $55 in British pounds. GIOTTO: THE SCROVEGNI CHAPEL, PADUA By Bruce Cole George Braziller 120 pp., $22.50, $15.95 in British pounds.</P><P>THE...
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`New Kind of Newspaper' Teeters in Britain Begun as a Voice of Objectivity in the London Press, the Independent Now Worries about Investors' Politics
A VALIANT bid to create a British daily newspaper free from special-interest pressures, and with a lively mind of its own, appears to be headed for failure.The Independent, launched at the height of the economic boom of the 1980s and in its early years...
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New, Safer Designs Reduced L.A. Damage, Engineers Say
ALMOST every big earthquake reveals something new. The Jan. 17 temblor in suburban Los Angeles was no exception.Preliminary indications are that seismologists may have uncovered a new fault in the fissure-ridden southern California crust. Engineers,...
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Notes on the Media
New York Times restructures</P><P>The New York Times newspaper announced it was anticipating layoffs in its white-collar staff, the newspaper reported Jan. 12. The New York Times Corporation had announced the previous day a pretax charge...
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Opposition Duel Spices Canada's Politics the Western Reform Party and Bloc Qucois Are Set to Vie for Leading Role
AS Canada's 35th Parliament swings into gear, there is growing anticipation that this grand institution everyone wants so badly to reform will be less predictable and a lot more interesting to watch than usual.Canadians yesterday watched the televised...
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Our Correspondent Meets the Vice President in Cyberspace `Mr. VP! Mr. VP! Would You ... iba*iuXE Y (Just a Bit of Line Noise Sorry) ... My Question?'
THIS is my first electronic town meeting and, frankly, I'm nervous. Some 900 of us have signed on to the CompuServe Information Service (CIS) to chat with Vice President Al Gore Jr. by computer about the electronic superhighway. Now here we are sitting...
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Picture This: A Living, Breathing Earth Mapping Project Uses Satellite Data to Help Scientists Track Effects of Global Warming
HAVE you ever seen the Earth breathing? That's what the map shown here is all about.It charts the exchange of the heat-trapping gas carbon dioxide (CO2) between the atmosphere and the planet's land plants and soils. This is a key process in determining...
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Punta Arenas: Old Frontier in a New Chile the World's Southernmost Big City Used to Be One of Its Most Prosperous as Well
BEFORE the Panama Canal was built, this little Chilean city at the tip of South America was a stopping point on the fastest route from New York to San Francisco.Today Punta Arenas, located on a desolate coast along the Strait of Magellan, barely feels...
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Restless Foreign Policy It's Hard for US Presidents to Make World Safe for Domestic Issues
DURING the first year of the Clinton administration, both the president and the American public have preferred to give priority to domestic affairs. However, recent high-level changes at the State Department and Pentagon suggest that the Clinton administration...
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South Africans Gear Up for `Liberation Day' for Black South Africans, the April 27 Election Will Bring Political and Economic Empowerment. for Whites, It Holds Prospect of Legitimacy and Peace
SOUTH Africa's largest and oldest political group representing blacks, the African National Congress (ANC), is expected to win a landslide victory in the country's first all-race election in April, which is regarded by most black South Africans as the...
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Waiting on God
PEOPLE wait all the time. We wait in lines; we wait to get home. We wait in suspense, and sometimes we wait for no reason at all. Some waiting is good. How many times have we been reminded of the virtues of patience? But some waiting is wasteful....
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