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 February 16, 1993

A Cold Isolation Grips Armenians People Are Forced to Search for Food and Saw Branches from the Trees in City Parks to Burn in Homemade Stoves
BATTERED by war, starved by economic blockade, and beset by an unusually cruel winter, the nation of Armenia fights for its survival.The once-modern capital city of Yerevan has regressed to a village. Under daily snowfall, the city's 2 million people...
A Judicious Choice
WHEN asked if he would have done anything different in his search for an attorney general, President Clinton replied: "Oh, I would have called Janet Reno on November the 5th."Would that he had. He would have avoided two distractions. And given the Senate's...
All-Star Games Turn into Gold
FOR the past decade or so, the Midas-like National Basketball Association has been on a roll. One salable idea or development has followed another, turning its courts to gold.The oft-cited triggering agent in this renaissance was the joint arrival of...
A New Power-Sharing Proposal May Speed S. African Settlement
A NEW proposal that the ruling National Party and the African National Congress (ANC) should share power for five years after the drafting of a democratic constitution has brought South Africa closer than ever before to a negotiated political settlement.But...
A New Way to Give Your Money Away
IF you have philanthropic aspirations, but are short the half a million dollars that attorneys recommend as a minimum to set up a private foundation, there may be an alternative.For a low-budget $10,000 you can now start a foundation under your own name...
A `Saint Joan' with Passion the National Actors Theatre Triumphs at Last with Solid Acting in the Shaw Classic
SAINT JOAN Play by George Bernard Shaw. Directed by Michael Langham. At the Lyceum Theatre through March 14.</P><P>THE National Actors Theatre (NAT), in its second season on Broadway, has come up with its strongest and most consistent ...
British Face Constitutional Crisis on EC Law
BRITAIN'S refusal to make an unqualified commitment to the European Community is fueling dismay among its continental partners and propelling Prime Minister John Major toward a constitutional crisis.Behind the crisis is the social chapter, a body of...
Clinton Takes Economic Plan to the Public Completion of Cabinet Selections, High-Profile Addresses Promise New Start to Presidency
THE prelude is over for the Clinton administration.After a scheduled prime-time television address last night and a presentation of his economic plan to a joint session of Congress tomorrow night, President Clinton has a good chance of casting the distracted...
Collect, Preserve, Interpret
ART museums all over the country are beginning to change. They are beginning to realize that if they want to reach their public they will have to teach their public a little more and offer a greater variety of experiences. Just what is the function of...
Conforming Our Will to God's
WE all try to stand up for what we believe in and do what we believe is right to do. But what can we do if we seem to be the only one standing for a particular ideal, or solution? How can we know that we really are right? And when we are, how can we...
Curley, Congress, and Campaign-Spending Reform
IN his masterful biography of James Michael Curley, Jack Beatty compares the bad old days of that Boston Mayor with politics of today."Put Curley's peculations into this age," writes Mr. Beatty in "The Rascal King," "and they would show as no worse than...
Events
REFUGEES FOCUS OF BUDAPEST MEETING</P><P>Senior officials from 35 countries and a host of non-government agencies opened a two-day meeting yesterday in Budapest to try to ease the refugee crisis threatening Western Europe. Millions seek ...
Firing of New York School Chief Points Up High Turnover RateAt Top of US City School Districts GOVERNING US CLASSROOMS
LAST week's dismissal of New York City Schools Chancellor Joseph Fernandez continues a pattern of revolving doors at the top of urban school systems.Mr. Fernandez's tumultuous three-year term lasted longer than some might have expected, however. The...
For US Firms, Russian Profits Take Patience among the Challenges: Red Tape, the Ruble, and a Shrinking Economy. Some Investors Succeed by Finding Reliable Local Partners to Guide Them
FOCUSING on profits when venturing into Russia's unraveling economy is like a quest for happiness, says Polaroid's George Hamilton. "You'll fail every time."Rather, you should go in with a long-term perspective and a lot of patience, advises the senior...
France's Radical Rightists May Lose Momentum in Vote
WHEN a political party promises to phase out income taxes, one might expect voters to take a keen interest - especially in France, where the top income brackets face a tax of nearly 60 percent.But even with a worsening economic slump souring French voters...
Indoor Rowers' Rally `CRASH-Bs' Turn People-on-Machines into Spectator Sport - Almost
THEY came. They sweated. They conquered. And then they got hammers.The participants in Sunday's 12th annual world indoor-rowing championships perpetuated a competition now more than 10 years old. In a crowded gym here at the Massachusetts Institute of...
Just-Cut Team Offers Clinton Some Advice on Drug Policy
AS one of his early official acts, President Clinton last week reduced the staff of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy by 84 percent.The unit disappeared so fast that the president never had a chance to hear about the X's and O's...
Many Retirees Don't Want Aid the Social Security System Cranks out Money to Affluent Elders Who Would Rather See It Going to the Truly Needy
AMERICA spends more than 33 percent of its annual federal budget on its elderly. The federal deficit must be reduced, but the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) is wary of reduction in benefits to seniors. But AARP doesn't speak for me and...
OAS Observers' Arrival Renews Hope in Haiti Group Will Visit Countryside to Document Human Rights Abuses
CARNIVAL in Haiti is normally a time of festive abandon. This year Haitians seem to be celebrating the arrival of Lent with renewed vigor, hopeful that the deployment of a joint Organization of American States (OAS) and United Nations (UN) civilian mission...
Ode to a Pencil-O-Phile
GIVE me a pencil over a pen any day. A pencil won't leave a Rorschach blotch all over your shirt pocket, won't skip or clot on the page, won't dry up unexpectedly. Pencils are cheap and easy to handle. To make a fine one requires German clay, Madagascar...
On a Road from Kentucky Tomes Tell Tales about a Prodigal and Life in Appalachia
IMAGINE a writer with the toughness of Thomas McGuane and the sensitivity of Wendell Berry. (Also, in their different ways, the toughness of Berry and the sensitivity of McGuane.) This is what one encounters in the first two books of Chris Offutt, a...
Shetlanders Cope with Tainted Fish and Farmland Island People Are Caught between the Need to Downplay the Oil Spill for Tourism Reasons, While Emphasizing Their Need for Adequate Compensation
`WE didn't ask for the Braer to be wrecked here," says George Black, one of the crofters who farm the fertile land in the southernmost part of Shetland. He adds philosophically: "All kinds of things have been thrown at Shetlanders over the centuries,...
Shrinking Feeling Sweeps Down Crowded Congressional Halls Clinton's White House Cuts Increase Pressure on Lawmakers to Sharply Reduce Staffs, Which Have Risen Tenfold since World War II
FORMER President Nixon looked with amazement around the heavily staffed congressional offices on Capitol Hill."I can't believe it," Mr. Nixon told a fellow Republican, Rep. David Dreier of California, during a visit two years ago. Recalling his own days...
Spreading Italian Corruption Scandal Exposes Dark Side of Political System
THEY call the scandal tangentopoli, or "Bribery City."The scandal began to unfold a year ago with the arrest of Mario Chiesa, an Italian Socialist Party functionary, who was caught taking a $5,000 bribe for a hospital contract. Mr. Chiesa was found guilty...
Talk Shows Take over Popular and Cheap to Produce, They Dominate Fall Syndicated Market
MONEY talks - loudly and convincingly - on television, which is a good reason why talk shows are proliferating like mushrooms in the night.Right now, at least 40 talk shows - some new, some long-established - are either on the air or scheduled for the...
Television's Future Has Choice Overload
YOU'RE sitting at home in the year 2000, trying to decide what TV shows to watch for the evening.It's quite a job. After all, there are almost unlimited titles out there (that's one of the problems, in fact - but more on that in a minute). You're no...
The Death Penalty and the Innocent
The article "Supreme Court Limits Death-Penalty Appeals," Jan. 27, is disturbing; it describes an innocent man's fight to get off death row. It is devastating to think that he will be put to death for something that he did not do. It is even more devastating...
The Packwood Case
IF United States Sen. Robert Packwood (R) of Oregon had hoped that charges of sexual harassment by 10 women last fall could be squelched or papered over in the Senate Ethics Committee, the coming forth of 13 more women with similar charges this month...
The Shetland Oil Spill 14 Years Ago vs. Today's Disaster
IT has not been mentioned much in the media coverage of the Braer disaster, but Shetland already had an oil spill. It occurred at the then brand-new oil terminal at Sullom Voe in 1978-79. The most lucrative industry on Shetland is oil: The Sullom Voe...
Two Films Focus the Past through the Present
`HISTORY is always someone's account of events, always someone's version of the `story,' " writes archivist Wanda Bershen in the notes to a film festival called "Artists, Activists and Ordinary People: Jews in 20th Century Europe," held recently at the...
UN Convoy Attempts to Get Aid to Eastern Bosnia
A UNITED NATIONS convoy waited yesterday while negotiators tried to persuade rebel Serbs to allow it through their lines to take emergency aid to starving Muslims in eastern Bosnian towns.A spokeswoman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)...
US Needs to Give Attention to Asia Ties
WITH Bosnia, Somalia, Iraq, and the unsteady former Soviet states demanding whatever time the Clinton administration can spare from "the economy, stupid," renewed focus on Asia, where the United States has so many long-range interests at stake, seems...