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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 April 25, 1994

20 Years after Revolution, Portugal Proud of Democracy
TWENTY years after their 1974 revolution opened the way for democracy and an end to colonialist wars in Africa, the charismatic leftists who seized power have faded into the background and Portugal has turned from Africa to Europe.The Marxists who nationalized...
`Beauty or Beast' Label Can Affect Your Salary
BETTER-looking people are better off economically; conversely, less-attractive people appear to be penalized in the labor force, according to two studies recently published by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).In "Beauty and the Labor Market,"...
Canada Takes Serious Look at Banning Guns in Cities
REACTING to recent acts of random violence that have shocked millions of Canadians, Canada's federal government is weighing whether to make owning a handgun illegal for all but soldiers and police.Justice Minister Allan Rock first unveiled the proposal...
Canadians Watch Economy Blossom Sales and Exports Rise as Recession Fades
FOR the first time in years, the signs of spring in Canada's reviving economy include blooming "sold" signs on the groomed lawns of Toronto.Those signs could not come too soon for the likes of Wally Toews and thousands of other Canadian real-estate agents...
Choosing the Path to S. Africa's Future
SOUTH Africa's first all-race election, which begins tomorrow and runs through Thursday, is the most important event in the country's history. In some respects, it is unprecedented. Not only did the government voluntarily divest itself of power, but...
Citizen Group Fights Television Violence
WE'RE witnessing the "ghettoization of television," Terry Rakolta says, referring to the "incessant" violence that floods our television airwaves.Mrs. Rakolta, a mother of four, founded Americans for Responsible Television (ART), a nonprofit advocacy...
Clinton's Style of Governing Hurting US Foreign Policy, Experts Say
THE first activities on the daily schedule of President George Bush, even after the cold war and the Soviet Union were history, were always an intelligence and national-security briefing.President Clinton is a commander in chief with different habits...
Colombia Chief Denounces US Officials on His Drug Stand
COLOMBIA'S prosecutor-general said Saturday that United States administration officials and a senator have falsely accused him of proposing outright legalization of narcotics and of meeting secretly with drug traffickers in his country.Gustavo de Grieff...
Details and Delays Bog Down FCC Bid to Try New Auction System Former Use of Lottery Fails to Build Base for New Technologies
THE Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is a small government agency that churns out the red tape that keeps the nation's communications industries in line.But every so often, in doling out pieces of the radio spectrum for new technologies, the agency...
Error-Free Work
MANY expect a certain amount of imperfection to show up in their work no matter how hard they try. It's true that we all have lessons to learn and knowledge to gain. But we don't have to resign ourselves to a percentage of failure in what we do....
Events
UN POPULATION PROGRAM UNRESOLVED The Vatican, backed strongly by several Latin American states, has blocked agreement on key points of a United Nations action program to stabilize the world's population in the next century. Battle lines were drawn...
Excitement Pervades South Africa on the Eve of the Country's Historic All-Race Poll, Not Even a Car Bombing in Johannesburg Could Disrupt Voters' Anticipation
AN atmosphere of expectation and excitement has displaced the pall of gloom that hung over South Africa's first democratic elections for several months.The new mood was only marginally dissipated by the death of seven people in a car-bomb explosion yesterday...
Geoffrey Beene Laces His Clothes with Elegant and Mischievous Wit the Fashion Institute of Technology Celebrates an American Designer's Work
SINCE the early 1960s, Geoffrey Beene has taken countless shapeless pieces of fabric and cut, draped, bunched, and sewed them into works of art.More than 150 of these works are on display at the Fashion Institute of Technology here through April 30....
`Green' Merchandise Is Only a Beginning
THIS Earth Day saw a lot of talk about "green" businesses and environmentally responsible merchandise."There is now a $200 billion to $300 billion market for environmentally conscious products," President Clinton said in his speech to mark the occasion....
Hata to Take the Reins in Japan's New Government
TSUTOMU HATA, Japan's foreign minister and prime minister-designate, promised yesterday to show leadership in tackling three key tasks - slashing government red tape, revamping the tax system, and reducing the huge trade surplus.Today, Mr. Hata is expected...
Heavy Traffic Strains Roads and Manners in America New Highways, New Technology, New Ways to Adapt Have Yet to Overcome a Flood of Cars Eroding Politeness Series: COVER STORY. Heavy Traffic Strains Roads and Manners in America. Only Article Appearing Today
AT a thoroughfare in downtown Boston, an elderly woman watches a cavalcade of cars and trucks zoom past, oblivious to traffic signals. After several minutes she marches over to a policeman standing nearby. "Excuse me, officer," she huffs. "How am I supposed...
Keeping the Elections Clean as Voters End Apartheid
THE all-race elections in South Africa will punctuate the end of the apartheid era. Every racial group in the country will participate. And more than that, the election will legitimize the emerging multiracial, multiparty democratic framework of government....
New Report Finds Youth Deaths by Homicide Doubled since 1985
EVERY two hours, a child dies of a gunshot wound, as nearly 4 million American children are growing up in severely distressed neighborhoods in every state but Idaho, according to the 1994 Kids Count Report released today.The report - which traces across-the-board...
Old Habits Die Hard Leninist Day of Voluntary Labor Makes a Comeback
A PAINTING immortalized in the annals of Communist mythology depicts a stern Vladimir Lenin in 1920 joining a brigade of factory workers and Red Army recruits. Swept up by revolutionary fervor, they have volunteered to help build communism by carrying...
`Phantom' Trades
ALLEGATIONS of fraudulent bond trading at investment house Kidder, Peabody & Company is another unfortunate reminder that scandal is no stranger to Wall Street.Reportedly, two or more government bond traders for Kidder conducted "phantom" trades that...
Privatizing Hartford's Schools Low Test Scores, High Dropout Rate Spur Consideration of Private Management for Connecticut City's Schools
THE public schools in Hartford, Conn., have the full range of problems facing urban classrooms throughout the United States: shrinking financial resources, deteriorating facilities, and an influx of poor immigrant children - few of whom speak English.Hartford's...
Rabin Makes First Trip of Israeli Chief to Russia AND DON'T FORGET THE BAND
ISRAELI Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin began a four-day visit to Russia yesterday, hoping to save Israel's newly forged ties with Moscow from signs that mistrust and hostility may be reasserting themselves.Mr. Rabin's high profile trip - he has taken a...
Richard M. Nixon
AS the nation sorts through its feelings on hearing of former President Richard Nixon's passing on Friday evening, a useful starting point might be the grace and largeness of spirit typified by the late Sen. Hubert Humphrey (D) of Minnesota, long a Nixon...
Scorecard for Children's TV Programs Rates the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
THE key to good television for children lies with parents and caregivers. Ideally, adults should watch with children some of the time. They should be aware of any program's general content and ask questions about specific stories and subject matter....
Screenwriters Migrate to Silicon Valley
* Faster than they send out for sushi lunches, Hollywood screenwriters are descending on Silicon Valley as multimedia companies there seek compelling stories to keep users glued to their personal computers."In the beginning, it was just razzle-dazzle...
Solar Sales Brighten Up despite Oil's Bargain Price Environmental Laws Make Solar an Increasingly Attractive Option
DEMAND is soaring worldwide for products that turn sunlight into electricity."We're starting to see the growth everybody projected years ago when we thought the cost of a barrel of oil was going to be prohibitive," says Mark Stimson, marketing communications...
Texas Court to Rule on Anti-Abortion Protests
A JURY in Houston is trying to decide whether anti-abortion protests during the 1992 GOP National Convention were part of a conspiracy to put 10 women's clinics out of business. A court order restricted protests at clinics during the convention, but...
The New Secretary: Longer Title, More Responsibility, Same Salary Secretaries Pick Up Much of Management Slack Left by Departing Middle Managers, as Companies Continue to Trim Down Staff
AS companies continue to phase out the layer of middle managers, who gets much of their work?The secretaries, says Amelia Barclay, the international president of Professional Secretaries International (PSI). PSI, based in Kansas City, Mo., is the world's...
There Will Be No Spam Fritters over the White Cliffs of Dover British Veterans Were Not Amused by Government Plans for an Upbeat Celebration of D-Day
ATTEMPTS to find a way to mark the 50th anniversary of D-Day, when allied forces landed in France in the closing stages of the war against Nazism, have mired the British government in embarrassment.Under criticism from veterans' organizations and the...
Three Generations of Sorrow for Black South African Women
WHEN Mark Mathabane was reunited with his grandmother, mother, and sister nine years after he left South Africa for the United States, he learned shocking and inspirational stories about their lives, which had remained hidden to him while he was growing...
US, World Leaders Pay Tribute to Richard Nixon
LEADING world and national figures paid tribute to former President Richard Nixon over the weekend.President Clinton declared Wednesday a national day of mourning, and he ordered federal offices closed for the day in recognition.The former president,...
West's Latest Threat Tests Serb Resolve in Bosnia Anew
THE stakes in the tragic war over Bosnia-Herzegovina keep rising.The West racheted up the pressure on the Bosnian Serbs once again with a new and broader threat of NATO airstrikes, and once again put that threat on hold (as of this writing) despite Serb...
What Children Watch: A Review of TV for Kids Excellent Shows Are Rare, but - Surprise! - Not All the Best Are PBS
IT'S a jungle in there: When it comes to children's television programming, the choices for excellence are few. Much more is merely harmless, and some of it is just plain awful.Some critics of television say the medium itself is bad for children, while...