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 8, 1993

Big Industries Adjust to Economic Change
IT is by now widely accepted that by 1997 the United States defense budget will be cut by $60 billion to $90 billion and that 1 million to 2 million jobs may be lost. These cuts will reduce the procurement budget of the Department of Defense (DOD) by...
Big Three Boost US Market Share
A BIG THREE carmaker can claim victory in one of the toughest battles of the year. But the latest numbers show 1992 had little for anyone in the auto industry to cheer about.Ford Motor Company did win the right to brag about making the best-selling passenger...
Britain Begins Look into Causes of Spill Scottish Coast Wreck Prompts Calls for Tighter Oil Tanker Regulation
ONE of the most severe environmental disasters to occur in British waters is prompting calls for tougher controls on the movement of tankers through world shipping lanes.As millions of gallons of crude oil from the stricken Liberian-registered tanker...
Chelsea's Choice of Schools
ON the face of it, there was nothing very remarkable about the Clintons' decision to enroll their daughter in a top private school in the Washington area. In doing so, they clearly exercised their judgment on what was best for 13-year-old Chelsea.One...
Clinton Mulls Haiti Policy in Face of Refugee Threat
PRESIDENT-ELECT Clinton is expected next week to announce a new Haitian refugee policy aimed at heading off an anticipated wave of boat people that could bring his first foreign affairs crisis right to South Florida shores.Mr. Clinton has been critical...
Consensus Seen Developing on Methods for Improving US Health-Care System
THE growing prominence of the ways business and government budgets are straining to support the health-care system is heightening the urgency of calls for a program to control its costs.A sense of crisis may be necessary to forge the difficult consensus...
Dizzy Gillespie: A Blue-Chip Jazz Act
DIZZY GILLESPIE and his upswept trumpet could take you from Oop-Shoo-Be-Do-Be to the stars. "I am developing," he once said when in many ways (such as playing fast and high and logically) he was already unsurpassed. What he wrote about his great trumpet-playing...
Events
SOMALI WARLORDS EDGE TOWARD TRUCE</P><P>Somali warlords, having tentatively agreed in Addis Ababa to hold a national reconciliation meeting in April, argued yesterday over whether to sign a formal cease-fire accord or simply agree to stop...
In State-of-State Talk, Gov. Wilson Calls for Focus on Job Growth
HOW to reverse the trends that have cost California 800,000 jobs since 1990 - and have left 1 in 10 state residents out of work - was the central theme of Gov. Pete Wilson's third state-of-the-state address here Wednesday."All public programs begin not...
Iraq, West Square off over Missile Batteries
IRAQ'S response to a Western ultimatum could set the stage for a new showdown, this time over missile batteries in the "no fly" zone over southern Iraq.In a rejection of a 48-hour ultimatum from the United States, France, Britain, and Russia, Iraq yesterday...
Japan's Korean Minority
`WE intend to live in Japan as Koreans," says Bae Cheol Eun, one of nearly a million Koreans in Japan. Bae was born in Japan and says he regards it as his homeland. Although he has been to South Korea on visits, Japan is "the only country I really...
New-Breed Travel Guides
`GLOBALLY correct travel" could become the new buzzword of the '90s for the travel industry.Insensitive cultural imperialism, with all its tourist trappings, is out. Political, environmental, and cultural awareness is in. And such notions are beginning...
Newly Elected State Legislators Grapple with Some Old Problems Budget Shortfalls, Health Care, and Education Top List of Priorities
STATE legislatures in the United States are going back to the drawing board in 1993 with more ethnic diversity and more new faces - over 30 percent - than during any time in the past decade.The new state lawmakers look different from their predecessors:...
New Russian Price Controls Signal Struggle over Reform
THE fragile relations within the Russian government between radical reformers and advocates of a slower path to a market economy are already showing signs of strain.The first policy initiative of recently installed Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin...
Nureyev Embodied Dance for Countless Audiences
RUDOLF NUREYEV'S bold leaps and magnetic style, not to mention his pop-icon status, helped popularize ballet in a way that no dancer before him had achieved. His dramatic intensity and panache won fans all over the world, and he was a tireless performer.Nureyev,...
One Hooraw of a Teacher
MORE often than you'd suppose, my thoughts turn to one of my high school teachers. She remains vivid these going-on 70 years later while so many of the others have faded.She was by no means a good-looker; quite otherwise. She was stringy, poor thing,...
Peace - or Truth?
TO a world uncertain and worried about the kind of brutality taking place in Bosnia, the peace plan discussed in Geneva this week looks very tempting. Undaunted by, and perhaps a bit forgetful of, previous failures, world attention is again focused on...
Publisher to Test Software Rentals
THE computer software industry is entering the uncharted territory of rentals.Compton's NewMedia Inc., a developer of educational and entertainment software, announces today an agreement under which Major Video Concepts will distribute compact-disc software...
Russian Arrears Strain US Loan Program to Boost Farm Exports Farmers Contest GAO Report Terming Program Too Costly
AS Russian arrears on United States-backed loans continue to mount, a new congressional analysis has criticized the loan-guarantee program as costly to taxpayers and questioned its usefulness in promoting farm exports. But exporters and US agriculture...
Serbia Meeting Dims Prospects for Bosnia Talks
UNITED Nations envoy Cyrus Vance waited until he left Belgrade before admitting what had been apparent when he and European Community mediator Lord David Owen emerged from talks with communist President Slobodan Milosevic of Serbia."There was no new...
Still in Love with Their Stories
I HAVE 10 minutes for lunch and an hour to wind up my news story and deliver it to my editor. I dash out of the office and across the street to the sandwich shop. My mind is on my news hook, when suddenly my former incarnation as a high school English...
Suitability of Lobbyists for Top Jobs at Issue in Senate Confirmation Hearings, the Work of Several Cabinet Nominees as Representatives for Companies, a Foreign Government Raises Questions
DO lawyer/lobbyists sometimes make the best public officials?The question is relevant as the United States Senate begins examining President-elect Clinton's nominees for his Cabinet, and digs into the backgrounds of lobbyists who will soon hold some...
Tales of the Desert, Hot and Cold Four Travel Writers Touch and Taste as They Explore Varied Environments and a Range of Personal Experiences to Offer Readers an Entertaining and Informative Mixture
THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE DANGEROUS: ENCOUNTERS WITH THE ZUNI INDIANS By Barbara Tedlock, Viking, 336 pp., $23.DESERT TIME: A JOURNEY THROUGH THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST By Diana Kappel-Smith, Little, Brown & Co., 262 pp., $22.95.CITIES OF GOLD: A JOURNEY ACROSS...
Toward a Hindu Nation? the Rise of Hindu Nationalism Threatens to Alter the Country's Character. but Proponents Promise the Revival of a Powerful India
ACCOUNTS of last month's turmoil in India intimate that chaos may finally befall this country, that perhaps old volatilities engendered by religion and ideology cannot be defused.Not at all, some Indians say, listing the crises they have withstood. Take...
Valuable to God
COUNTLESS surveys have been taken, and articles have been written, on what makes us valuable or useful. College degrees, experience in specialized work, knowledge of foreign languages, and other attributes appear on many such lists. And of course there...
Why Kenya's Elections Fell Short
KENYA'S election last week was neither fully free nor fully fair. The election, Kenya's first national, multiparty contest since 1963, was demanded a year ago by Western aid donors after years of repeated human rights violations, imprisonments without...