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 May 24, 1993

An Invitation to Vast Spaces, Inner Recesses
GEORGIA O'KEEFFE believed that painting should speak for itself. She is one of those artists whose work can communicate directly with the open-minded viewer.This does not mean that her work is without its contained, even secretive symbolism. But her...
Budget Vote Will Be Test for Clinton Presidency May Hang on Quelling Rebellion by Moderate Democrats
PRESIDENT Clinton's drive to put a majority coalition back together behind his economic plan this week is the most difficult and politically treacherous task he has faced yet.A defeat now would knock out the centerpiece of his agenda as president. It...
Clinton in New Hampshire - `Not a Person to Waste'
ALONG with the usual Saturday morning yard-sale signs, Route 101 winding through the New Hampshire town of Stratham was lined with messages like: "Welcome Mr. President," "We're counting on you, Bill," and "Mr. President. Our haircuts cost $12."The reference...
Clinton Tax Increases Jeopardize Budget Plan as Congress Gets Ready to Vote, President Finds His $1.5 Trillion Package with No GOP Support and Dwindling Backing from Oil-State Democrats
TEXT:</P><P>IT'S high noon for President Clinton's controversial $1.5 trillion federal budget, which he charges is threatened by the powerful "big oil lobby."</P><P>The Clinton plan, which includes the largest tax increase in ...
Competing Compromises on Gays in Military Nunn, Frank Present Options to the Pentagon That Would Allow Homosexuals to Serve
THE Washington debate over allowing homosexuals in the military is becoming a battle of the multiple "don't" compromises.On one side is the "don't ask, don't tell" plan favored by Sen. Sam Nunn (D) of Georgia and some other key lawmakers. Under this...
Cultural Confusion Sends China Back to Confucius as Communism Decays and Capitalism Grows, the Chinese Reach for New Values and Take a Fresh Look at Traditional Ideals
IN two years, artist Qiu Qingfeng has painted 30 portraits of Confucius, each with a stormy visage mirroring his own disquiet."Society needs Confucius. His teachings for self-improvement, studying hard, and being a man of integrity are still applicable...
Eritrea's Women Fighters Face Difficult Transition PEACE HAS ITS STRUGGLES
IN a small, crowded cafe, a woman soldier in an Army jacket and baggy slacks looks up as two Eritrean women in smart, colorful dresses and styled haircuts walk in. The fighter's eyes follow them.For the women of Africa's youngest nation, the scene evokes...
Events
LATEST PEACE PLAN CALLED UNACCEPTABLE</P><P>Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic yesterday called a peace formula presented by the United States and its allies "totally unacceptable" and said his government will not participate in any "futile...
`Fair' and `Shared'
PRESIDENT Clinton heads into the most difficult week of his young administration as the US House takes up the tax portion of his deficit-reduction package.With a revolt under way among several Senate Democrats, which could have a bearing on the House...
Help for Kids While Mom's in Jail Workers from Aid to Incarcerated Mothers Shuttle Kids to Prison Visits with Their Moms, Monitor Foster Care, and Ease the Concerns of Children
SHARON JONES was 21 years old when her mother was sent to the state prison for women in Framingham, Mass. Confused and alone, Ms. Jones turned to a unique program that provides aid to imprisoned mothers and their families."I had a hard time dealing with...
Modern Rivalry Separates Heirs of Ancient Sage
THE only acknowledged direct descendants of Confucius, Kong Demao and Kong Decheng (a sister and brother), are pawns in the rivalry between China and Taiwan.Now a soft-spoken great-grandmother, Kong Demao regained the stature of her ancestry after the...
New US Partnership with the Japanese
THEN Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa of Japan met recently with President Clinton, the two leaders put aside diplomatic niceties and concentrated on one issue: trade. The candor of the White House talks illustrate how economics, not security, holds center...
One Oklahoma Lawmaker Backs Energy Tax
IT'S not hard to understand why two Oklahomans - Sen. David Boren and Rep. David McCurdy - are among the most vocal Democrats fighting President Clinton's proposed energy tax: Almost one-third of their state's workers owe their employment to high-energy...
Our Guide
NOWADAYS when I have to drive to meetings, I have learned to make a habit of turning to God for direction. Oh, I still use a map, but there are things maps hadn't helped me with--like improving my ability to get to the meetings on time, being considerate...
Retailers Skittish over Consumer Spending
TEXT:</P><P>CASH registers may be ringing at stores throughout the United States, but the message from retailers is that consumers are spending as little as possible - and looking for lower-priced merchandise.</P><P>"There...
Rules Are Rules, Australia Tells Northwest Airlines
TRADE frictions between Australia and the United States are growing. It is not just the sugar, dairy, and wheat farmers that are angry; now airlines are getting involved.A dispute between US carrier Northwest Airlines and the Australian government has...
Sorting the US Trash Pile
THEN Terri Swearingen chained herself last week to a concrete block in front of the White House to demonstrate her opposition to the licensing of a huge incinerator near her home in Chester, W.Va., she was venting frustration that many Americans have...
States Have Bills of Rights, Too
BY the mid-1970s, United States Supreme Court Justice William Brennan didn't like the trend he was seeing in the judicial protection of individual liberties under the US Constitution. Even before the Reagan and Bush administrations started appointing...
The Reverie of a Gardener in Springtime Belfast
Nothing is so beautiful as Spring -When weeds, on wheels, shoot long andlovely and lush.THE poet Gerard Manley Hopkins had a lyrical and romantic way of heralding spring, but he certainly cannot have been a dedicated gardener! Weeds may indeed "shoot...
Tighter Controls Needed on Spread of Land Mines
THE act of planting seed to bring forth life has seldom been more callously violated than in the placing of land mines in the earth's fertile soil. Left concealed underground for decades after the peace treaties have been signed and the cannons silenced,...
Travel Office Flap Worsens Clinton's Press Relations
BETWEEN the president's runway haircut that kept two airplanes circling Los Angeles airport and the mass firings in the White House travel office, no public policy and very little public money are at stake in the issues that have dominated White House...
Two Americans amid an African Tribe
DURING the early 1980s, cultural anthropologist Alma Gottlieb ventured into the West African tropical rain forest to study the previously undocumented Beng people of Ivory Coast. Her fiction-writer husband, Philip Graham, accompanied her. "Parallel Worlds:...
Ueberroth Resigns from Rebuild L.A
FORMER baseball commissioner Peter Ueberroth has resigned as co-chairman of Rebuild L.A., an organization created to revive riot-torn areas of the city."I think this organization is a little too identified with me," Mr. Ueberroth said Friday. "It's important...
Ukrainian Government-Parliament Row Mirrors Russia's
A CHAOTIC attempt by Ukraine's political leadership to shift economic reforms into high gear has resulted in the effort being thrown into reverse.During four days of stormy debate last week, the conservative-dominated Parliament rejected separate requests...
Ullmann Makes Directing Debut `Sofie' Reveals an Intelligent Yet Timid Filmmaking Style
BY any standard, Liv Ullmann must be counted with the world's most extraordinary actresses. Her films include a long list of Ingmar Bergman classics - from "Persona" and "Cries and Whispers" to "Scenes From a Marriage" and "Autumn Sonata," among others...
UN Considers Bosnia Steps to Carry out Allied Policy OPTING FOR `SAFE HAVENS'
THE allied decision this weekend on a unified policy toward Bosnia-Herzegovina has paved the way for several key actions at the United Nations aimed at stopping the war in the former Yugoslav republic.The Security Council is expected today to pass a...
US Airlines Press into Latin America US Airlines, Struggling at Home, Cause a Commotion Abroad as They Take Business Away from Foreign Carriers
LATIN America is emerging as a highly profitable market for foreign airlines, particularly United States carriers. But local carriers are not exactly putting out a welcome mat at Mexico City's Benito Juarez International airport."If we don't protect...
US Plan Would Force Japan to Cut Trade Surplus by Half
LET Japan change Japan.That's the message which officials in Tokyo are taking from a proposal by the Clinton White House that calls on Japan to reduce its global surplus by as much as 50 percent over the next three years - and to work out the details...
US Should Not Snub Pakistan
FOR the third time in five years, the president of Pakistan has dismissed a prime minister who still had a majority in parliament. In none of the three cases were the dismissed prime ministers respected enough to cause public outrage. Pakistan's politicians...
Venezuela's Leader Steps Down after Court's Indictment
MINUTES after the Venezuelan Supreme Court voted to try President Carlos Andres Perez on corruption charges, presidential officials noticed the flag over the Miraflores palace had ripped, leaving a gaping hole in the tri-colored banner.But the hole in...
Wisconsin - America's Dairyland No Longer
WISCONSIN is the land of milk and ... milk.It has more dairy cows than trucks, about as many dairy farms as retail stores. Milk and its byproducts pump some $10 billion into the state economy. No wonder state license plates read: "America's Dairyland."Alas,...
Women Inmates Build New Lives Boston's Charlotte House Prepares Offenders for Release, but the Center May Have to Close
THE house at 32 Charlotte Street looks like other houses on this street in Dorchester, a neighborhood of Boston. It's a large Victorian, painted light green and white, worn by time, but looking well-lived-in.Although it is not home to a family in the...
Yugoslav Army Brass Challenges Milosevic Serbian President Calls Probe of Top General to Placate Hard-Liners Angered by His Decision to Back UN Peace Plan
THE highest general of the Serb-dominated Yugoslav Army is under investigation for alleged corruption and nepotism in an unprecedented scandal that is rocking the political and military hierarchies of the Serbia-Montenegro union.Col. Gen. Zivota Panic,...