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 March 11, 1994

1 in 10 Americans Receive Food Aid, Many for First Time
THE good news is that a great many children and adults in the United States don't go to bed hungry every night.The bad news is that there are nearly 26 million of these Americans who have to get food from food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters,...
'94 Vote Favors GOP, New Faces Midterm Elections for Congress Could Return a Conservative Majority, Derail Clinton Agenda
DEMOCRATS in Congress see storm flags flying as the 1994 midterm elections pick up momentum.Party strategists say Democrats could lose 20, 25, or even 30 seats to Republicans in the House of Representatives. It would be a huge Republican victory and...
A Journalist for All Wars and Cat Shows
LIVE FROM THE BATTLEFIELD: FROM VIETNAM TO BAGHDAD - 35 YEARS IN THE WORLD'S WAR ZONES By Peter Arnett. Simon & Schuster. 463 pp., $23.PETER ARNETT says that when he started his journalistic career on New Zealand's Southland Times he covered, among other...
A `Me Generation' of Spies
THE 1980s were the "get mine" decade for baby boomers on Wall Street, in business, and in the professions. If greed was to be the highest loyalty, then why not for spies as well?During the cold war, America was periodically rocked by the revelation of...
Attack on British Airport Harms N. Ireland Peace Bid British Parliament Renews Prevention of Terrorism Act
BRITAIN is close to giving up all hope that last December's peace bid in Northern Ireland has any chance of succeeding.A mood of pessimism now prevails at 10 Downing Street, following a mortar attack Wednesday night on London's Heathrow Airport by a...
Budding Gardeners Show off Their Talents Friendly Competition to Grow Plants Helps Kids Get Hooked on Horticulture
WITH painter-like accuracy, Andrew DeLollis spreads sand around a dish-garden of succulents with a long silver spoon."I'm dressing it up," he announces, without looking up. Next, he will number each succulent and then identify it on a corresponding card....
Canada's Cable-Publishing Merger Is Born of Necessity
CANADA's largest cable company and its largest publishing company will soon be joined to form a communications giant whose cable television services will reach one-third of all Canadian subscribers.A $3 billion (Canadian; US$2.21 billion) bid by cable...
China's Premier Orders Curbs on Economic Growth PACING THE DRAGON
CHINESE communists opened the national parliament yesterday, struggling with the threat of roaring inflation and worrying about social unrest and regional rebellions.In his address inaugurating the annual session at the Great Hall of the People, Prime...
Colleges Hike Tuition but Offer Reductions
LIKE an annual ritual, tuition at American universities and colleges is on the rise again. In Massachusetts, Wheaton College in Norton will increase tuition 3 percent next year to $24,550. Tuition will be raised by 5 percent to $22,860 next fall at Worcester...
Disaster Aid May Help Bump California out of Recession QUAKE AFTERMATH
AMERICA's costliest urban disaster - the Jan. 17 earthquake that severely damaged freeways, homes, apartments, and businesses here - is being followed by a kind of economic aftershock.As a result of nearly $15 billion in federal and state assistance,...
Electric Car Maker Plays Down Difficulties as Big Three Fight Mandates to Build Smog-Free Autos, a Small California Company Charges Up for Niche Market
US Electricar is trying to achieve what Detroit says cannot be done:market viable electric vehicles.The largest manufacturer of electric cars in the country, US Electricar has made 220 cars and light trucks to date, according to company vice president...
Events
NO PROGRESS MADE IN U.S.-JAPAN TALKS US Secretary of State Warren Christopher said yesterday that no breakthrough had been made in trade talks with Japanese leaders. Mr. Christopher told a news conference after a day of talks in Tokyo that he told...
Experts Start to Calculate How Cleanliness Is Next to Costliness
WHAT'S it worth to clean up a poisonous dump or prevent some exotic plant from going extinct? Should a dollar sign be put on the costs and benefits of environmental protection? Should such questions even be asked?Until recently, issues like these were...
Fancy Cats and Cat Fanciers Face off Cat Shows Display Better Breeds and Pampered Pets; Admirers Also Help the Homeless and Neglected
`ATTENTION," says the voice on the loudspeaker over the buzzing crowd, "If you want to touch any of the cats, please ask the owners first."Ah, show cats. They lounge in padded splendor, all well-fed and pampered. And on a recent weekend in a big and...
First All-Female Crew Sails into Challenge for 1995 America's Cup Made Up of Some Olympic Champs, the Team Starts Trials Next Month
ANOTHER all-male bastion is about to get a slap in the face.An all-female crew will try to defend the America's Cup for the first time in its 142-year history when the next race starts in San Diego in 1995.Sixteen women will attempt to outsmart, outmuscle,...
Going Home in Southern Africa UN High Commissioner for Refugees Talks of the Import of Repatriating Vast Numbers to Mozambique, S. Africa
SUCCESS in the peace process of Mozambique and democratization in South Africa would greatly enhance the prospects for long-term stability and prosperity across southern Africa, says United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Sadako Ogata.Mrs....
In Ex-Soviet Union, Travel Is More Than an Adventure
MOSCOW'S Outer Ring Road was heavily congested. Usually it takes 45 minutes to get to Domodyedovo Airport from my apartment. This time it took more that two hours.We arrived at the airport a full 28 minutes before our Kazakhstan Airlines flight was due...
Japan, US View Each Other through TV's Powerful Lens Conscience Is Needed to Guide the Priorities Networks Set for Coverage around the Globe
BESIDES the trade gap, there's another gap between Japan and the United States - the television news gap. Japanese television carries 12 times as much news about the US as American television carries about Japan.This information was disclosed at a conference...
Leave It to Tiptoe to Solve the Case
I ONCE knew a hotel detective in Los Angeles by the name of Oliver "Tiptoe" Taylor, a large jovial man with curly black hair. He could have been Peter Ustinov's brother.Tiptoe was the hired sleuth at the large, pink, 300-room Gardenia Arms, a resident...
`Life' for Repeaters
FRUSTRATED by lack of headway in reducing crime and in reforming habitual offenders, officials in at least 23 states are trying a fairly new strategy: putting the repeat offender, after a third major offense, away for life without parole.It's being called...
Modern Science Questioned for Good Reason
The article "The Anti-Science Movement Feeds on Ignorance," March 2, tosses creationists, feminists, Nazis, and native American seers into the same anti-scientific pot. The author sees himself as a latter-day Galileo fighting contemporary superstitions....
Modern Science Questioned for Good Reason
The article "The Anti-Science Movement Feeds on Ignorance," March 2, tosses creationists, feminists, Nazis, and native American seers into the same anti-scientific pot. The author sees himself as a latter-day Galileo fighting contemporary superstitions....
Modern Science Questioned for Good Reason
The author reveals ignorance concerning the aims of a "feminist science." The eco-feminist movement, to which I believe he is referring, argues that the objectification and instrumentalization of nature has led to a basic dualism between "culture" and...
Paradox Lies at the Heart of Claude Berri's Latest
THE ambitions of French filmmaker Claude Berri have grown more sweeping in recent years.In earlier movies such as "One Wild Moment" and "The Two of Us," he told straightforward stories that retained their modest dimensions while showing unexpected depths...
RACES IN CITY OF BROTHERLY LOVE TEND TO SEPARATE Series: CONTAINING RACISM. A PHILADELPHIA STORY. Part 4 of a 4 Part Series. Second of Two Stories Appearing Today
* Philadelphia proper, like many big cities in the United States, will soon no longer be majority white.As more and more Hispanics and Asians have moved into the City of Brotherly Love, whites have fled the city in droves for the suburbs. The city's...
S. Africa's White Business Leaders Gird for `Populist' Policies by ANC
SOUTH Africa's business community, which holds the key to financing economic growth and development in the post-apartheid era, is preparing to resist populist economic policies from a new government led by the African National Congress (ANC)."I have...
Seizing Reins in Bosnia
FOR two years Bosnia has been a warning - a late 20th century showcase of war crimes, ethnic hatreds aroused by political manipulation, and failed Western diplomacy. Yet despite Serb shelling of some towns in Bosnia, there is now an unaccustomed quiet...
Star Has His Feet on the Ground While Other Hot College Players Turn Pro, Purdue's Glenn Robinson Sticks around for a Degree
AT a local hangout on Purdue University's campus, the big-screen TV is showing highlights from a recent Purdue basketball game. Star forward Glenn Robinson is flying through the air, ready to slam-dunk the ball. He slams it hard, and students respond...
States May Not Find Jackpot in Gambling
IN Massachusetts, legislators are considering a proposal by Gov. William Weld to license three casino boats and electronic slot machines at horse and dog tracks as a means of raising $125 million in government revenues. In Florida, the state legislature...
State Vote May Set the Direction for German Elections LOWER SAXONY
GERMANY'S marathon election year gets under way Sunday with legislative elections in the northern state of Lower Saxony.In Hannover, the state capital, the streets are full of campaign posters, with both of the major candidates for the post of Lower...
Three Strikes: A View from Inside Political Tough Talk Should Be Matched with Prevention, Education
AS an inmate in Soledad State Prison I have a unique view of California's crime problem - of convicted criminals serving their sentences. I see fear, confusion, and anger on some faces because of the proposed "three strikes and you are out" law. Many...
TNT Probes `Heart of Darkness'
EVEN before seeing the results, sometimes you have to thank TV simply for trying. I felt that way the minute I learned that TNT would dramatize Joseph Conrad's great novella "Heart of Darkness," probably his best-known work, and also the one hardest...
Tourists Need Not Worry, Disaster-Hit L.A. Says
TO preserve the state's $53 billion tourism industry, post-quake California is launching an image offensive to lure and reassure travelers from Indiana to Italy. But in a bizarre twist of politics and police paychecks, the effort is being threatened...
TV's Battle to Keep America Up at Night
SINCE David Letterman moved his popular late-night talk show from NBC to CBS six months ago, he has consistently won the nightly ratings war - easily beating ABC's "Nightline" and NBC's "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno."NBC has no one to blame but itself...
Vote in Kazakhstan Yields Controversy Foreign Observers and Opposition Parties Say the Ex-Soviet Republic's First `Democratic Election' Violated International Treaties. Government Officials Deny the Charges
KAZAKHSTAN'S first contested parliamentary elections, in which a clear majority of the seats were won by supporters of President Nursultan Nazarbayev, were unfair and violated international treaties, according to foreign observers and opposition parties.A...
War Reporters Debate Gulf-War Press Standards Were Journalists Too Passive, Too Cozy with the Military, Too Accepting of `Facts'?
THE Gulf war was hailed as a victory for the United States military. But many critics look back on it as a defeat for American journalism.At the heart of their concerns is the charge that official censorship kept reporters from unearthing the true story...
What I Saw
THE woman told of having suffered from a great deal of back pain for several days. Finally a severe headache added to the difficulty and she retired to her room to pray, for she was unable to take part in the family activities. She said she found...
White Flight Is Not Black Fright Two Majority-Black Suburbs of Philadelphia Maintain Property Values and Civic Spirit Series: CONTAINING RACISM. A PHILADELPHIA STORY. Part 4 of a 4 Part Series. First of Two Stories Appearing Today
ON a suburban street of identical three-story homes with postage-stamp yards, an elderly white man gingerly shoveled snow off of his narrow driveway and talked about why he thought his town was headed in the wrong direction."{Yeadon} is going downhill,...
White House Hands over Data on Whitewater
AFTER a massive search of files, the White House yesterday turned over a stack of documents to a grand jury investigating the tangled Whitewater affair. Administration aides subpoenaed to testify were instructed by President Clinton to "tell them what...
With Whiskers or Without?
A GENTLEMAN who operates a store here in Maine recently ruled that his clerks must be cleanshaven, explaining that some customers had complained about the haystack appearance of certain boys behind the counters. He later revoked his command, yielding...