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 12, 1994

A Chapter Closes in Pittsburgh as Music Giants Resign
THE first stroke came like a clash of cymbals in the middle of a quiet violin sonata: Lorin Maazel was leaving. Barely a pulse later, the second blow fell: Tito Capobianco was taking off, too.Just like that, Pittsburgh is losing two of its musical giants.Within...
A League of the West Coast's Own the Golden Days of the Pacific Coast League Are Relived at an Oakland, Calif., Exhibition
THE 1937 letter from Ed Barrow, a New York Yankee scout, to his boss hints at the difficulty of getting a promising 17-year-old baseball player named Ted Williams from the San Diego Padres in the Pacific Coast League (PCL)."The San Diego club," wrote...
All Women, with No Apologies Three Years after Students Halted a Proposal to Admit Men, a New President Reinvigorates the Mills College Campus
`I THINK most administrators are only right about half the time on key issues," says Mills College President Janet McKay candidly, "but if you get the right half right, you're doing well."Three years ago Dr. McKay quietly stepped onto the beautiful...
Army Unit Captures Arms in Mock Battle in Bosnia
IN the end, Bosnian Army Fifth Corps Commander Atif Dudakovic and his troops are having the last laugh.Combining disinformation and a pyrotechnic show rivaling a Hollywood spectacle, they seem to have pulled off the biggest deception of the conflict...
Better Bank System Needed to Buoy Russia's Economy Lessons from the Savings-and-Loan Bailout in the US Can Help Russian Bankers Stop a Cycle of Bad Loans
STRUGGLING to help Russia solve its economic woes, American policymakers grumble that the world has never before faced such a difficult task - one the United States cannot possibly handle alone. But recent history suggests at least one way America can...
Breeders Aim to Hatch A Big Market for Emus US Ranchers and Speculators Hope the Flightless Bird Will Become a Commercial Source of Meat, Hides, Feathers, and Oil
WHERE milk cows and sheep used to roam on the rolling acres of Bill Kipp's Lake Champlain Valley farm, emus now trot in long pens. Australia's first cousin to the ostrich is the newest twist in Vermonters' search for alternatives to their shrinking dairy...
Britain, France Threaten to Pull Troops from Bosnia Decision Tied to Acceptance of Peace Plan by Warring Sides. EUROPEAN SECURITY
BRITAIN and France have decided to pull their troops out of Bosnia-Herzegovina if parties to the fighting there shun the latest United Nations-backed peace plan.Officials in London and Paris say the move is intended to drive home to Serbs, Croats, and...
Choosing the Right Route to Adventure! (Written Especially for Young People)
DO you ever feel like you're stuck at a fork in the road--needing to choose between fun and adventure and doing what you know is really the right thing? As tough as it is sometimes to say "no" to strong temptation, the choice to be and do good is...
Clinton at 18 Months in Office: An A-B-C President
WITH President Clinton approaching 18 months in office, it is time to ask a few questions about his performance:Q:What kind of grades has he earned?A:He deserves an A for his vigorous and sustained efforts to make some of the changes he promised on the...
Congress Picks Up Trash Dispute Rubbish-Importing States Seek Congressional Action to Cap Amount That Can Be Accepted
LET'S talk trash.That, at least, is what members of Congress from states that import lots of waste are saying.They are pushing passage this session of legislation that would allow states and localities to restrict the amount of out-of-state trash they...
Events
CLINTON BACKS BROADER GERMAN ROLE President Clinton, on his first official visit to Germany, vowed yesterday to work with Western European allies to help integrate "Europe's other half" as full economic and political partners. Mr. Clinton, in a joint...
Even with a Pension, A Woman Should Save Early for Retirement
THE number of full-time women workers in the United States receiving pension coverage has reached its highest point ever.Nevertheless, half as many women as men retiring from the work force receive pensions, and their benefits are typically less than...
Global Weather Factors Set Hurricane Factory Spinning EYE ON THE STORM
THERE'S good news about the North Atlantic hurricane season that runs from June through November. The outlook is for tropical cyclone activity generally to be a bit below normal.Veteran hurricane forecaster William Gray of Colorado State University at...
Massachusetts Collegians Discover Supernova
LESS than two months after tiny Wheaton College began its supernova search program, a professor and students made an exciting discovery - a brightly burning star that collapsed on itself about 65 million years ago.The rare supernova was the first discovered...
N. Korea Assures US on Talks, but Summit with South Is Off
IN some of its first external communications since the death of President Kim Il Sung, North Korea's government struck a much more forthcoming tone with the United States than with South Korea.The disparity may provide an indication of where the new...
North Korea Transition
A RUTHLESS but venerated monarch dies. His reclusive son is the heir apparent; his reputation ranges from erratic and cruel to technocrat and possible reformer. But potential rivals include the late monarch's stepson and an uncle who seven months ago...
Panama's President-Elect Pledges to Accept Haitians
PRESIDENT-ELECT Ernesto Perez Balladares said Sunday he was prepared to accept a group of Haitian refugees at a US military base in Panama, but they could stay for no longer than six months.Mr. Perez, speaking at Panama's Tocumen airport before a trip...
Railways Reap the Benefits of Trucking Woes for the First Time since World War II, Some Lines Experience a Capacity Shortage
THE railroad industry is chugging along at a pace unmatched since the 1920s. And if you look closely at a passing train you can see a difference: There's one car missing at the end of every train traversing the railways today.Along with changes in the...
Search for a Foreign-Policy Fall Guy Secretary of State Christopher Faces Criticism for US Lapses Abroad, but Is Secure for Now
AS the Clinton administration nears the two-year point, Secretary of State Warren Christopher has become one of the most widely criticized chiefs of Foggy Bottom in decades. It is an ironic twist for a famously modest, reticent man. The very qualities...
Sporting Principles Put on Paper; Sweden's Fondness for Shootouts
BEFORE the World Cup soccer tournament began, the sport's international governing body had all players sign a "Fair Play Declaration." This doesn't ensure sporting behavior - yellow warning cards are being issued at a record pace - but it does put the...
Strong Economy Feeds Mergers and Acquisitions
UNITED STATES merger and acquisition activity is booming so far this year, thanks in part to folks such as broker and consultant R. Paul Sprague.Mr. Sprague is chairman and chief operating officer of Warwick & Company, a private investment banking firm...
Summer's All-Star Break
THE Fourth of July started summer with a bang. But for some of us, it's baseball's All-Star game, just eight days later, that marks the season at its height.Here in New England, only eight hot, sultry, and oh-so-sweet summer weeks remain until Labor...
The Deep, Dark Mushroom Surprise
`DOWN here, Poobie!"Oh no! It was Emma calling to me from down in the basement of her house. Emma's mother, Mrs. Mack, grew all sorts of mushrooms down there in the dark. Grew them and sold them, every last one. Mushrooms. Why, the kids in the neighborhood...
Ukraine and Belarus Elect New Pro-Russian Leaders Moscow Eager to Build Closer Economic Cooperation
THE former Soviet republics of Ukraine and Belarus swept out the establishment in presidential runoff elections this weekend, enthusiastically embracing two men who favor reforging closer ties with Russia.Ukrainians gave former Prime Minister Leonid...
Updated `Hedda Gabler' Would Disappoint Ibsen Nearly Every Aspect of the Roundabout's Revival Is Second Rate
HEDDA GABLER. Play by Ibsen. Translated by Frank McGuinness. Directed by Sarah Pia Anderson. Presented by the Roundabout Theatre at the Criterion Center.</P><P>AFTER a season that included such notable successes as two Tony-nominated...
US Support Vital for Transcaucasus Peace
The opinion-page article, "An Agony of Indifference in Nagorno-Karabakh," June 27, captures the tragic situation confronting millions of Armenians, Azerbaijanis, and citizens of Nagorno-Karabakh.Today, peace in the Transcaucasus is within reach. Plans...
US Support Vital for Transcaucasus Peace
The opinion-page article, "An Agony of Indifference in Nagorno-Karabakh," June 27, captures the tragic situation confronting millions of Armenians, Azerbaijanis, and citizens of Nagorno-Karabakh.Today, peace in the Transcaucasus is within reach. Plans...
What It Takes to Do Business in China
CHINESE mythology tells us that its most important god, "The August Personage of Jade," lives in a heavenly palace guarded by Wong, a ferocious bureaucrat. Armed with a stick, clad in armor, Wong the doorkeeper admits some but rejects many.Investing...
With Workers in Cities, Jobs in Suburbs, Commuting Is Now a Two-Way Street
COMMUTERS who ride trains to and from their central-city workplaces may have noticed something new in recent years. Growing numbers of people are waiting at the end of the line to ride those trains in opposite directions as each work day starts and finishes.Those...
Worth Noting on TV
* TUESDAY</P><P>Breyer confirmation hearings (PBS, scheduled at press time to begin at 10 a.m., EDT): Many public stations plan to air live coverage of the confirmation hearings by the Senate Judiciary Committee for Supreme Court Justice...