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 21, 1993

A Day on the Sandbag Brigade
ST. LOUIS, Mo. It's 6 a.m. Saturday. Our family would normally be waking up and preparing for a day of boating on the Mississippi and Illinois rivers. But not this summer. This is the summer of the "flood of the century." The harbor where we keep our...
A Filmmaker Tries to Rescue `Boheme' from Puccini's Opera
AKI KAURISMAKI is not exactly a household name. But after more than a dozen features, shorts, and screenplays over the past dozen years, this remarkably gifted Finnish filmmaker certainly deserves to be.Having made a strong impression on art-film admirers...
A View from atop a Levee
IT was the eeriest, most disarming experience to rise at 6:30 one morning, walk down to the end of Market Street, and stand on the levee. Early morning birds chirped. The sun was orange behind a cotton batting of clouds at the horizon. For all the quiet...
China Tries to Cool Torrid Pace of Property Speculation
ZHANG JIHONG was so desperate to own some land somewhere, she paid out $130 to buy postage-stamp-sized plots in 50 American states.The scheme, called "Own a Piece of America," is among the latest fads in a country where private property officially does...
Christo's Plan for Wrapping the Reichstag
WITH Dacron rope and a million square feet of silvery fabric, the artist Christo wants to wrap the Reichstag in Berlin, transforming the massive parliament of the Prussians into a "light and dynamic structure" that's "breathing" in the breeze.Christo's...
Clinton Compromise Aims to End Fireworks over Military's Gay Ban Senator Nunn May Offer a Bill after Hearing Joint Chiefs on Subject
PRESIDENT Clinton made a choice July 19 in announcing his policy on gays in the military, one of the most politically vexing issues in his young administration:* Advocates for lifting the ban on gays in the military got the speech. He made clear that...
D.C.'S `Gucci Gulch' Gets More Expensive for Capitol Lobbyists
THE denizens of Washington's "Gucci Gulch" are notoriously adept at winning tax-breaks for a variety of special interests. About the only special interest that lobbyists can't seem to protect is their own.Both the House and Senate, with the backing of...
Emergence from Isolation Reopens Burma to Sway of Powerful Neighbors
BURMA'S geography - wedged as the country is between the massive civilizations of India and China - has always required attempts to mitigate the influence of overbearing neighbors.Even after independence, Chinese and Indian entrepreneurs and money lenders...
Events
BOSNIANS PREPARE FOR TALKS, ASK FOR HELP As Serb forces pressed an offensive on the outskirts of Sarajevo, Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic on July 20 appealed to the United States and the United Nations to intervene. Heavy fighting was reported...
FBI Ouster Leaves Many Losers Sessions's Refusal to Leave Office Quietly after a Controversy over Ethical Charges Has Hurt His Image, and That of the Agency
NOBODY will ever confuse the "case of the fired director" with one of the more-glamorous exploits in the files of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.By the time President Clinton finally ousted FBI Director William Sessions on Monday, the six-month...
Midwest Counts Cost of Flood an Uninsured Grower Copes with Midwest Deluge and Considers the Possibility of Bankruptcy
FORTY days and nights of flooding in the upper Midwest has covered 16,000 square miles of farmland - more than a million acres of corn and soybeans, as well as wheat, oats, vegetables, melons, and hay."It's sunshiny today, finally," says Jeff Morgan,...
Monsoon Floods Inundate Indian Villages, Croplands
THOUSANDS of people sought refuge on rooftops in northern India on July 20, waiting to be rescued from monsoon floods that have killed more than 450 people in three weeks. In the worst-hit states of Punjab and Haryana, which produce 80 percent of India's...
N. Korea Agrees to Allow Nuclear Site Inspections Tension Is Eased; US Offers to Restructure the North's Nuclear Plants
THE United States has won a partial victory in its risky effort to negotiate with North Korea rather than isolate it over its alleged nuclear weapons project.The two sides announced July 19 in Geneva that North Korea would resume consultations with the...
Nobel Winner Retains Clout after Years of House Arrest
Entering her fifth year under house arrest this month, 1991 Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi remains the wild card in Burma's future.While she stays in her tightly guarded compound on Inle Lake, held strictly incommunicado, she can have little...
Ontario Hydro's Loss Puts New Pressure on Utility
CANADA'S largest electric utility is in hot water.Ontario Hydro, which serves 3.7 million customers in Canada's largest province, is in the midst of a radical restructuring that could make or break the company, many observers and critics agree."Ontario...
`Peace Fleece' Weaves Links to Other Lands from a Rickety Maine Barn, This Yarn Company Helped Stage a Wool Festival Bringing Jews and Bedouins Together
PETER HAGERTY had five years' experience exporting wool from Russia behind him when he decided in 1991 to extend his business ventures to another politically turbulent part of the world - the Middle East.Mr. Hagerty is not a big-time dealer in wool,...
Quebec Takes a Construction Vacation - Seriously
* If you live along North America's Atlantic coast, you have probably noticed a lot of French being spoken around you in the last few days.Not suprising. This week and next are Quebec construction vacation, a government imposed holiday that shuts down...
Righting Wrong Desire
RECENT years have seen the launch of many support groups designed to aid individuals in their efforts to overcome addictions. These groups indicate humanity's recognition of the need to challenge self-destructive desires such as gambling, drinking, and...
Russian Law Imposes Restrictions on Foreign Missionary Activity
THE Russian parliament has passed an amendment to the law on religion that bans foreign religious organizations and their representatives from missionary work, publishing, advertising, and recruitment of new members to their faiths.The law has the backing...
South Korea Focuses R&D Energies in Bid to Rekindle Its Weakened Tiger Economy Next Month's High-Tech Expo Aims to Galvanize New Korean Research Effort
ON Aug. 7, South Korea will open a international exposition dedicated to the present glory of future technologies.For many Koreans, however, this giant, $1-billion fair has already raised the question: Whose technology? On the Expo grounds, futuristic...
Sowing the Wind
IN Sarajevo it is the hour of darkness. Serb forces led by Radovan Karadzic have turned the cosmopolitan showplace of southern Europe into a ceaseless nightmare of mortars and overflowing hospitals with no power or supplies. On July 18, with Yugoslav...
Tangled Ethnic Legacies in the Balkans
With the war still raging in Bosnia, and threatening to spread through the rest of the former Yugoslav federation, the first books on the cataclysm are beginning to appear.Both those who favor and those who oppose Western intervention in the region cite...
The Burmese Way to Capitalism Junta Frees Economy; Political Freedom and Dancing Must Wait
AS a young man, U Kyaw Tin used to spend Saturday nights squiring ladies on dance floors at the numerous ballrooms that dotted this once-sophisticated capital. During the late 1950s and into the early 1960s, this was the most colorful city in Southeast...
The Doubting American
AMERICANS have been bombarded in recent years with accounts of their nation's decline. The most persistent of these involves the supposed withering of United States economic prowess, especially before the challenge from Behemoth Japan.Despite massive...
The Forces of Summer
UNLESS aroused by mighty natural forces of flood, earthquake, or prairie fire, civilization preoccupies itself with societal weather.This human weather, which we talk about even more than nature's, has its own charts, graphs, and weather persons, whom...
The Jobless Recovery and Labor's Future
HAS employment growth come unhooked from economic growth? That is, can we expect to see lingering high unemployment and only minimal job creation in the United States and other developed countries at a time when they are officially, at least, in an economic...
Tibetan Culture Lives on, despite China's Hard Line REPORT FROM LHASA
IN a weekly ritual reenacted in temples and monasteries across Tibet, maroon-and-yellow-robed monks sit cross-legged in a circle and intone a special mantra. "Tibet has never been independent in the past, Tibet is not now independent, and Tibet will...
Turks Worry West's Position on Bosnia Sends Bad Signal Leaders Warn That Inaction Splits World on Religious Lines
SENIOR officials of the Turkish government are harshly critical of Western inaction in Bosnia-Herzegovina, expressing concern that the ethnic and religious partition of that Balkan nation will provide a dangerous example for other conflicts."What is...
UN Sanctions Devastate Iraq's Isolated Economy Hunger Is Increasing, but Baghdad Regime Is Buffered by Hidden Assets, for the Moment
ALMOST three years after the international community imposed trade sanctions against Iraq in punishment for its invasion of Kuwait, there are signs that the government is coming to share its citizens' desperation to see the ban lifted.Government officials...
US Officials Play Down Threat from Islamic Revival in Mideast the Issue, They Say, Is Not Religion but the Tactic of Terrorist Violence
WILL a protracted struggle with radical Islam become the West's second cold war?The Red menace may be dead, but the Jihad threat seems as alive as ever. The alleged Muslim conspirators uncovered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in its work on the...