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 15, 1993

After Blow to Yeltsin, Russian Hard-Liners List Next Targets as President Considers Options, Including Early Elections, Opponents Take Aim at Economic Reforms and Media
THE brutal struggle for power between Russian President Boris Yeltsin and conservative foes in parliament continues amid growing confusion over where the lines of authority and legitimacy are drawn.The four-day emergency meeting of the Congress of People's...
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A Lifetime at Grand Central
JULIAN GREEN writes: "There is scarcely a corner of Paris that is not haunted with memories for me." And so it is for me with New York City.When you have lived in a city a long time, its fabric becomes a part of your life: the bridges, avenues, buildings.One...
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A Movie That Harnesses a Teen's Energy `Just Another Girl on the I.R.T.' Provides a Rough and Raw Look at Inner-City Life and the Pursuit of Happiness
THERE are two items of special interest in the credits of "Just Another Girl on the I.R.T.," the new movie written, directed, and coproduced by Leslie Harris.One is the presence of Ms. Harris as the triple-threat filmmaker of the project. Not only is...
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An Artist Who Re-Creates Her Environments
IN 1990, Polish artist Magdalena Abakanowicz was invited to enter an architectural contest and submit ideas for the future suburban development of Paris. She had always been a nonconformist, and her plan seemed bizarre. What she proposed was a mini-city...
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Arab-Americans Thrive in Detroit but Stigma from Mideast Conflicts and Terrorism Spark Conflict as Citizens Reach for Mainstream
STOREFRONTS with signs in Arabic. The green domes and crescent-moon spire of a mosque. The New Yasmeen Bakery and Amani's Restaurant. These are clear evidences of a vital, growing Arab-American community in the eastern section of this Detroit suburb.The...
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Arts Offer Crucial, Active Learning for Kids
IN budget-cutting times, the dire state of the arts in our schools' curriculum reflects as much the public's perception of the role of arts in American culture as it does budgetary constraints. Many Americans feel the study of the fine and performing...
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Bombay Perplexed over Aim of Bombings Long Immune to Sectarian Passions Seen Elsewhere, India's Financial Capital Has Emerged as the Country's Most Vulnerable and Volatile Locale
A WAVE of bombings in Bombay has raised questions about whether India's financial capital is being targeted by terrorists within or outside the country, and left bewildered residents wondering what the bombers could hope to gain by the attacks.A 154-minute...
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Brrr! East Coast Digs out after a Ferocious Blizzard
CLEANUP crews were out in full force yesterday as residents from Maine to Florida dug their way out of the snowy aftermath of the weekend East Coast blizzard.The howling winter storm, which left record snowfalls and packed winds up to 100 m.p.h., resulted...
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Clinton Tries to Support Yeltsin, Urges Commitment to Democracy
WHILE it watches the political upheaval in Russia from the sidelines, Washington is trying to back both the concept of democracy and Boris Yeltsin at the same time.This is a difficult task, given the complex nature of the situation. But Clinton officials...
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Development Projects' High Social Cost Seen Report Examines Impact on Indigenous Populations
THE United Nations Commission on Human Rights has unanimously condemned forced evictions of people for large-scale development projects, moves often involving the resettlement of entire communities.Meeting in Geneva last week, the commission termed such...
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Events
CHINA'S OLD GUARD EASED OUT</P><P>China's new government for the first time will not include old revolutionaries in key posts, although members of the ruling Communist Party's top body will dominate. The new power structure will be unveiled...
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Helping Sudanese End Their Civil War
DURING the last few years, efforts have been made to publicize and prevent the use of food as a weapon of war. Unfortunately, the combatants in Sudan are a step ahead of the game. Outright racial, ethnic, and religious genocide have become the preferred...
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If Not an Energy Tax, What Instead?
AN energy tax to raise revenue is an excellent means of reducing the budget gap while encouraging energy efficiency, addressing environmental problems, and improving our energy security.President Clinton set his revenue target at between $20 billion...
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Interactive Show at L.A. Museum Stresses Tolerance
AT first the name Lillyan Cohn has little meaning beyond a certain portent. Attribute this to the fact that a grainy photo of her as a child and her name appear on a plastic card - the shape of a credit card - given to a visitor in the extraordinary...
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Labor Party Wins Surprise Fifth Term in Australian Vote
IN a victory that stunned the media, political analysts, and members of both parties, Prime Minister Paul Keating swept past Liberal-National Coalition leader John Hewson Saturday to win an unprecedented fifth term for a Labor government. Labor took...
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Media Plays Controversial Role in FBI-Cult Standoff in Waco Critics Ask Whether News Reports Are Delaying Group's Surrender
SUBFREEZING temperatures frosted law-enforcement agents and news crews over the weekend as the siege of a heavily armed religious sect dragged into its 16th day.On Friday, authorities took into custody two adult Branch Davidian members. They were the...
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North Korea Raises Stakes in Nuclear-Inspection Game
IN a move seen as either a diplomatic bluff or a nuclear threat, North Korea has announced plans to pull out of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), the first nation ever to do so.The surprise action by a nation known for its past terrorism may...
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Paying the Dividend
THE latest round of proposed base closings is raising an understandable outcry from the communities that host them, as well as from the lawmakers who represent those communities and their states.The task now, however, is to move quickly from the reactive...
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Playing Politics in Africa
TWO new books on African politics dislodge conventional views of the continent's political landscape."Africa Betrayed," by Ghanaian economist George B. N. Ayittey, looks at the ravages of more than two decades of black self-government in Africa. As a...
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Primerica-AMEX Deal May Presage Restructuring Wave
THE sale of the Shearson Lehman Brothers retail brokerage division - a unit of American Express Company - to Primerica Corporation for more than $1 billion is expected to have broad repercussions for the US financial services industry. Competition between...
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Rewarding Work, Not Idleness
`IF you work 40 hours a week and you have children in the home, you should not be in poverty."That statement, made by President Clinton last week, ran as a theme through his presidential campaign. Now, as one way of helping to lift working families out...
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Russia's Regions Emerge as Key Power Brokers Leaders in Hinterlands Weigh Their Options: Leave the Troubled Federation or Stick with It
THE question for many here is not who will win the vicious power struggle between the Russian president and his conservative enemies in parliament. It is: Will be the struggle cause the Russian Federation to disintegrate?The leaders of the regions and...
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Syria Tops Rabin's List in Visit to White House PALESTINIANS TAKE BACK SEAT
ISRAEL is adopting a "Syria first" strategy in the Arab-Israeli peace process as the Palestinians remain undecided about whether to return to the negotiating table when Middle East peace talks resume next month.Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, visiting...
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The Uninterrupted Government of God
THERE is a poster of a cityscape at night that I like quite a lot. Written above silhouettes of skyscrapers are the words "God governs." This simple thought often helps me to remember that the spiritual authority of God is always there to turn to, whatever...
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Twin Towers Inquiry Makes Rapid Strides
THE investigation into the Feb. 26 bombing of the World Trade Center is still at an early stage. The search for suspects and motives goes on. Yet experts say progress so far already sends a strong message to potential terrorists."The important thing...
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Two Composers, One Curmudgeon Off-Broadway
THE HELIOTROPE BOUQUET BY SCOTT JOPLIN & LOUIS CHAUVIN Written by Eric Overmeyer. Directed by Joe Morton. At Playwrights.WRONG TURN AT LUNGFISH By Garry Marshall and Lowell Ganz. Directed by Mr. Marshall. At the Promenade Theatre.PLAYWRIGHT Eric Overmyer...
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US Defense Cuts Hit Industry Hard
AT General Electric Company's (GE) jet-engine plant near Boston, the first of 700 workers who will be laid off this year recently got their pink slips.As part of his program of post-cold-war "defense conversion," President Clinton wants to help these...
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US Justice Is on Trial in Rodney King Case in Prosecuting the Police Officers a Second Time, the Federal Government Is Combatting a Crisis of Public Confidence
THE two United States Justice Department lawyers who are trying a civil rights case against four Los Angeles police officers are called prosecutors. In a sense, though, Barry Kowalski and Steven Clymer probably regard themselves as defense lawyers -...
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Yes, There Is Community Life after Military Base Closures Cities, Towns Find Efforts to Attract New Activities Are Tough - but Can Pay Off
WHEN residents near Fort Ord in northern California first heard in 1990 that the Army base was to be closed, they launched a full-throated fight to keep the soldiers in place. Once it became inevitable, though, that the base would shut down, they focused...
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