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, 1993

Arizona Center Tackles Obstacles to Trade Pact
IN a small, pueblo-style house across from the University of Arizona at Tucson, Boris Kozolchyk asks the burning question: "If a Canadian buys an appliance from a Mexican dealer in Mexico City and pays with a check ... when does the Mexican dealer get...
Army Remains Haiti's Wild Card as Leaders Accept New Talks Diplomatic Progress on Haitian Stalemate Fails to Address Concerns about Military Hard-Liners
THE soldiers at the palace are looking at us in a funny way; they are not happy."This unguarded remark by an aide to Haitian Prime Minister Marc Bazin came on the eve of talks over the weekend with Dante Caputo, a United Nations special envoy whose goal...
Banker Suggests Recovery Half Over
DAVID McHUGH says the economic recovery in the United States, based on the history of past recoveries since World War II, may be already close to half over.Considering that many of us only found out recently that we are no longer in a recession, that...
Black Squatters, White Suburb Residents of Hout Bay, a Bedroom Community outside Cape Town, Struggle to Achieve Interracial Cooperation
SHELTERED by mountains on three sides, exposed to the sea on the fourth, this stunning Cape Town suburb encompasses the social, political, and economic relationships created by apartheid and reconfigured by apartheid's demise.Whites in this bedroom community,...
British Second Thoughts on Bosnia Some Conservatives Press Major to Pull Back from Growing Role in What They Call a Potential Vietnam
PRIME Minister John Major is coming under mounting pressure from his own supporters to step back from letting British forces become involved in a Vietnam-style conflict in Bosnia-Herzegovina.But his government is also being criticized by United Nations...
Building a Humanitarian Force for the Future
`SIR, we are ready to do anything, sir."That was the gritty and determined response I received last week from generals to sergeants when I asked how our forces were adapting to their humanitarian role in Somalia. I didn't need to ask: Everywhere I looked...
Bush Education Boss Looks Ahead Secretary Lamar Alexander Says a Run for the White House in 1996 May Be on His Agenda
ASSESSING his tenure as secretary of education, Lamar Alexander says he would "go right down the same tracks but with a bigger megaphone."The former governor of Tennessee joined President Bush's team midterm and infused new energy into a lackluster department....
California Rains Bring Mixed Blessing
THE winter storms that have been dumping liberal doses of rain and snow across California have also splashed disaster across the news pages of dozens of communities - from mudslides and uprooted trees to derailed trains and drowned motorists. But the...
Clinton and Haiti
BILL CLINTON'S decision to continue current policy regarding Haitian boat people should accomplish its immediate goal of deterring a flood of refugees. At the same time, it directly contradicts his campaign promise to junk that policy.Candidate Clinton...
Clinton and the Neoconservative Threat
HUMAN rights activists are outraged because President-elect Clinton is said to be considering neoconservatives for senior foreign policy posts in his administration.Supporters of the United Nations should be almost as worried. Neoconservatives have spent...
Clinton Reaffirms Tough Bush Line on Iraq's President
LAST November, President-elect Clinton probably did not think that when he walked into the Oval Office for the first time after Inauguration Day his "To Do" list would rank "Iraq" above "Fix Economy."But Saddam Hussein's continued defiance of UN sanctions,...
Departing Education Officials Pass along Lessons
AT a "debriefing" session here last week, Secretary of Education Lamar Alexander and four other senior officials of the Department of Education participated in a frank review of their successes, frustrations, and failures.The Education Commission of...
Events
CORETTA KING URGES ATTACK ON RACISM</P><P>As Americans honored Martin Luther King Jr. yesterday, the widow of the civil rights leader warned that racism in the United States was allowed to flourish during the past decade. In her annual ...
First US Troops Exit Somalia, but Full Pullout Still Unclear Marine Spokesman Says They Will Stay `as Long as It Takes'
DESPITE today's departure of 850 United States soldiers from Somalia and early predictions of a quick withdrawal by the Bush administration, US military and civilian officials here acknowledge that the need for US troops is far from over.The first group...
For Bush, End to 50 Years in Public Life He Had a Great Resume, but at Home and Abroad, the Bush Presidency Ends with Doubts
AMERICA says "hail and farewell" tomorrow to its 41st president, and brings to a close for George Bush a 50-year period spent largely in service to his country.Destined to be the youngest aviator in the United States Navy, Mr. Bush was barely 18 when...
How Long a Honeymoon for Clinton?
AMERICAN voters fight bitterly and endlessly among themselves during a presidential contest. And after all the strife and name-calling of the campaign, the people accept the election verdict and fall in line behind their new leader.It's not quite that...
Inauguration Activities Unfold as Pop Production
FROM Mr. Rogers to Kenny Rogers, Big Bird to Little Feat, the nation's capital is in the midst of a five-day inaugural bash that is unmistakably stamped with baby-boom imagery and proportion.While the pomp of Republican inaugurations was measured in...
Knitters Nationwide Put Hats on Needy Heads Ten-Year-Old Nonprofit Program Generated 363,600 Caps in 1992
IT is a Sunday afternoon in January. Outside, dirty snowbanks and leaden skies create a dreary landscape. But inside the Creative Warehouse yarn shop, color and cheer abound as seven women sit around a table, knitting. They have come from nearby suburbs...
McLaughlin Deflates Talk-Show Blather
ON a scale of 1 to 10 - 10 being metaphysical certitude - how would you rate "The McLaughlin Group" as a talk show?Oh, I dunno. 7?WR-R-O-N-N-G-G!!! The answer is TEN!Viewers of that program will instantly recognize the doomsday tone. It belongs, of course,...
NATO Must Define New Sense of Mission Clinton Promise Sets Stage for Troop Reductions in Europe
FOR 40 years, soldiers belonging to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) vigilantly watched the massed forces of the Warsaw Pact on the other side of the West German border.But now the cold war has ended, the Warsaw Pact has ceased to exist,...
No Fall from God's Care
PEOPLE use the word fall in many ways. But the way I'm thinking of is actually falling physically--and finding the divine help I needed to overcome bodily injury.Not long ago, I had a severe fall on a concrete parking lot. The pain was intense and my...
Punishing a Petty Dictator
THE skies over Baghdad were illuminated by tracers again Sunday night as United States forces, at the behest of outgoing President Bush, launched cruise missile attacks against a suspected nuclear-weapons facility. Hours later, US, French, and British...
Russians Spar over Form of Government
PRESIDENT Boris Yeltsin and his opponents are gearing up for a political battle that could become Russia's post-coup Waterloo, while skirmishing continues within the government over economic reform.The looming political clash centers on a referendum...
Salinas Must Pay for Free Trade
NESTLED in the diplomatic language of the Jan. 8 meeting in Austin, Texas, between President-elect Clinton and Mexican President Carlos Salinas were signs of an important change in Washington's relations with Mexico City. As expected, Mr. Clinton restated...
Sizing Up Women's Rights on Campus Veteran Battler against Sex Discrimination Sees Progress - and a Long Road Ahead
IN the late 1960s, when Bernice Sandler was one of a handful of women pushing for laws prohibiting sexual discrimination on campuses, she figured it would take a couple of years for women to achieve equity."I thought I'd work for two years and then go...
Some Oilmen Call for Tax on Fuel Imports into US Move Would Benefit Domestic Production and Cut Reliance on Gulf
FOREIGN oil supplies a lot of power for the United States, but it can generate bad news, too. Just look at some items reported last week:*A Liberian-registered tanker grounded off the Shetland Islands in the north Atlantic broke open, creating one of...
The Calligraphy of Abstract Painting
IN a solemn wood a few miles outside of Colorado Springs, an artist works quietly in brazen and fervid abstractions. His formal achievements may not be fashionable just now, so his paintings must live on their own terms.Balancing intuition and formal...
The Side Effects of False-Positive Drug Testing Results
The editorial "Drug Testing and Public Safety," Dec. 31, points out that drug tests must be accurate and fair. A urinalysis is neither. I am aware of an incident where a job applicant unknowingly ate food containing poppy seeds prior to this test. The...
Western Jets Go Tit for Tat with Iraqi Challenges Continuing Battle Pits UN Credibility against Saddam Hussein's Foot-Dragging
IRAQ and the leaders of the Gulf war coalition are locked in a continuing round of provocations followed by military responses, each aimed at testing the other's resolve.Yesterday morning's attack by Western-coalition jets on anti-aircraft sites in Iraq...
Yeats's `Mystical Marriage'
ANYONE who knows Yeats's poetry knows of his long infatuation with the fiery and beautiful Irish nationalist revolutionary Maud Gonne: the latter-day Helen portrayed in his poem "No Second Troy.""What could have made her peaceful with a mind/ That nobleness...