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 April 22, 1993

Activating Law of Sea
BEFORE the end of 1993, enough nations are expected to have ratified the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) for it to come officially into effect.But several key nations, possibly including the United States, will not be among...
A Fine Stopping-Off Place in Italy Driving through the Regions of Liguria and Tuscany Brings Tastes of Both Past and Present
ITALIANS are not sunning themselves the way they used to along this Tuscan coast.The two-week and month-long stays at apartments along the beach are being replaced by weekend visits, says Angelo Paracucchi, chef and owner of Locanda dell'Angelo, a genteel...
Angolan Rebels Win Concessions after War Gains Following 18 Years in the Bush, UNITA Is Transforming into a Conventional Army
`WE are prepared to take Kuito at any time, if necessary," said the dapper rebel general, Arlindo Pena, as he emerged from a tidy underground bunker on the outskirts of this central highlands city.Nearby, rebel tanks were in position under camouflage...
A Passionate Observer of New York's Jazz Age Photographs by the Self-Taught Carl Van Vechten Serve as a Personal Record of the Famous Faces of the 1920s and '30S
ON the walls of the picture gallery are familiar faces from long ago - composer George Gershwin, boxer Joe Louis, singer Billie Holiday, novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald, showman George M. Cohan, and painter Georgia O'Keeffe. They peer out of their frames,...
Beyond the Forest Summit Activists Strive to Come Up with Ways to Save the Northwest's Ancient Trees While Salvaging Area Forest Industry
PRESIDENT Clinton's recent forest summit brought to the nation's attention a question that has torn apart the timber-dependent towns of the Pacific Northwest for the past decade: How can we revive the health of lands ravaged by logging and preserve the...
Building a Photography Collection National Gallery Curator Focuses on Key Figures in the Field. INTERVIEW
FOR Sarah Greenough, a photo in the hand is still worth 2,000 in the computer. "I have the feeling that people will always want to hold photos," she says, "and frame them, and put them on their walls."As the first curator of photography for the National...
Citified Sydney Gets Rural Take Away the Australian Accents, and You Can Imagine Yourself at a State Fair in Ohio
EVERY year about this time, Sydney forgets it's a city and turns into a big country town.The Royal Easter Show has been the biggest thing in town since 1822, drawing upward of 1 million people over its 11-day run. With 35,000 exhibits spread over 28...
Clinton's First 100 Days: It's Been a Bumpy Ride
PRESIDENT Clinton is a little over a week away from the purely imaginary marker that has measured presidential debuts ever since Franklin Roosevelt - the first 100 days.In Mr. Clinton's debut, he has impressed many with his energy and engagement, especially...
Collaborative Peacekeeping
AMERICAN military and political leaders have always been reluctant to cede command over United States troops to the United Nations or any other nation. But on May 1, that threshold will be crossed by putting 5,000 American troops in Somalia under UN...
Congress Begins Search for Answers in Waco Tragedy Tough Questions Surface about Decisions Made by Officials Preceding Fatal Fire
THREE days after the fiery tragedy outside Waco, Texas, questions about the government's actions involving David Koresh and his Branch Davidian followers are multiplying.Congress has already begun the search for answers. Next Wednesday, a House Judiciary...
Don't Bury the California Desert Protection Act in the Sand
The Opinion page article "Who Benefits From Desert Protection?," March 31, attacks the California Desert Protection Act now before Congress. The author says "one section of the act would effectively prohibit all travel, except by foot, throughout the...
Enforcing New Rules for a New World
BESET by many emergencies, the United Nations Security Council will soon also face a milestone decision. It must decide whether and how to prosecute war crimes in the former Yugoslavia. In February the Security Council decided to establish an international...
Events
MIDDLE EAST PEACE TALKS TO RESUME</P><P>Secretary of State Warren Christopher announced yesterday that the Arab-Israeli peace talks will resume next Tuesday in Washington. The move comes after Palestinians and other Arab participants in...
For Shining Seas
LITERALLY for centuries people around the world have believed that the ocean was a huge reservoir of food that could also be used as a major garbage dump. As population has increased, so has the pressure on the waters that make Earth shine like a blue...
Gay-Rights Activists to Rally This Weekend's March in Washington Comes at a Time of Growing Support for Anti-Discrimination Legislation
THE gay-rights march expected to draw hundreds of thousands of participants to Washington this weekend is both a show of political strength and a celebration. And although he is not likely to take a high-visibility role, the man of the hour is President...
Giving Junk a New Life
IN the right hands, old junk becomes new art. Jeffrey Keith has the right hands. He transforms old paint brushes, bird cages, scrap lumber, rusty tools, and any other junk that comes his way into challenging new forms laden with metaphorical meaning...
Harvard University Exhibition Gives Food Scholarly Merit
`NO Food in the Library" might be a familiar rule, but now it takes on new meaning as the title of a major food exhibit at Harvard University."No Food in the Library" - with a slash across the "No" - is the first show of its kind, featuring food-related...
Inflated Wages, Deflated Values
ONE of the most impolite questions, at least for those who travel in polite circles, has always been, "How much do you earn?" Even among good friends the subject usually remains out of bounds. Yet who can fail to be fascinated by the who-makes-what-salary...
Intel Maps the Route to Information Superhighway
IF all chief executives had the kind of 1993 that Intel's Andrew Grove is having, they might be tempted to take it easy.Since January, he has:* Seen sales of his high-end 486 microprocessors boom. Intel Corporation just announced a record $2 billion...
Mediterranean Dinner for Four
SCAMPI AL POMPELMO Shrimp with Grapefruit 2 grapefruits (red or pink) 1 8-ounce bottle clam juice 1 shallot, sliced 1 sprig thyme 1 tablespoon olive oil Salt, pepper 1 pound extra-large shrimp (about 16 to 20 raw shrimp in shells) 2 to 4 tablespoons...
Mexico City Mayor Steers Slow Course to Self-Rule but Critics Say Reforms Are Political Paternalism
THE Mexican government - bowing to a democratic reform movement - will allow a gradual shift from a federal to a local government in one of the world's largest capital cities.With presidential blessings, Mexico City Mayor Manuel Camacho Solis announced...
New Approaches Needed to Help Poor, Exploited African Nations
FIGHTING crisis in Africa is like fighting a forest fire: Just as one country's blaze is extinguished, another's is ignited.In Somalia, the United States used its military in a new way - to save lives and bring calm. The question now is: Should our efforts...
New Russian Entrepreneurs Urge on Yeltsin Reforms; Old Guard Drags Its Feet
BRIGHT, young, and energetic, Alexander Sedov and Dmitry Pavlov are ready to make the break with their socialism-steeped past.They head the external relations department of the Rostov Watch Factory in this southern Russian city. In the two years since...
Notes on Photography
An assortment of museum shows featuring historic and documentary as well as fine-art and nature photography are currently on display or will open shortly. They include:* "Treasures From the Attic," a collection of 100 Civil War-era photographs, on the...
Runoff for Mayor Presents Voters in Los Angeles with Clear Choice
RICHARD RIORDAN or Michael Woo?The next mayor of Los Angeles will be a conservative, white, 62-year-old millionaire, or a liberal, Asian, 41-year-old career politician.The two men will square off in a runoff election June 8 that will present Los Angeles...
Some US Firms Again Look at South Africa
A SMALL but growing number of American companies have been going back to South Africa since the federal ban on new investment in that country was lifted in July 1991.In the past 19 months, about 20 United States companies have opened offices, established...
The 20th Century's Defining Crime
HOLOCAUST Remembrance Day came this week on April 19, the day of the Warsaw ghetto uprising in 1943. It was the 50th anniversary of that brave event when a few hundred Polish Jews, having seen 330,000 fellow Jews deported to the Treblinka death camp,...
The State According to Muhammad Islamic Scholars Agree the Prophet Is the Guide, but Not on How to Enact His Political Principles
MORE than one Arab ruler besieged by Islamist opposition might be tempted to sympathize with the pagan rulers of Mecca in 622, who persecuted the Prophet Muhammad for subversion and forced him to flee with his followers to Medina.But that flight, which...
Worth Noting on TV
* THURSDAY</P><P>Family Theater (CBS, 8:30-9 p.m.): "The Magic Paintbrush" is an animated version of an award-winning book written and illustrated by Robin Muller. A boy named Nib helps an old man and in return gets a paintbrush that can...