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 June 9, 1993

Asian Trade, Security Issues Move to Top of US Diplomatic Priorities
NORTH Korea's impending withdrawal from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) highlights a geopolitical shift confronting the Clinton administration: For the United States, Asia is rapidly becoming the most vital region of the world.The economic...
Australian Farmers, Miners Fight Land Claim While Addressing Lost Property Rights of Its Indigenous People, the Government Is Trying Not to Harm Mining and Farming Interests
AUSTRALIA'S farmers and mining companies are troubled by uncertainty over land ownership arising from the claims of the nation's indigenous people to their ancestral territory."If the government doesn't put practical rules in place, it's going to have...
Britain's Maastricht Debate Moves to House of Lords
BRITISH foes of the Maastricht Treaty on European integration intend to put their campaign against it onto a permanent footing, regardless of whether it is ratified by Parliament, reports correspondent Alexander MacLeod from London.The strategy of long-term...
Canada's Big Five Banks Make Money after Losses
THE "Big Five" Canadian banks have returned to healthy profitability this year. Three had suffered heavy loan losses last year, mainly from loan exposure to the collapsed Olympia and York property empire.Canadian banking is dominated by these banks,...
Canada's `Red Tory' Is A Parliament Hill Fixture
HEATH MACQUARRIE is a rare bird in Canadian politics: a left-leaning, liberal-minded member of Brian Mulroney's Progressive Conservative Party.He likes to say that if he had been a member of the British Parliament under conservative Margaret Thatcher,...
Church Annual Meeting Hears Progress Reports Christian Science Directors Hail `Turnaround,' Regret `Mistakes'
FROM the opening hymn - "Come, Thou all-transforming Spirit" - to a concluding video on the publication history of the Christian Science textbook, the 1993 Annual Meeting of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, June 7 focused on the power of Christian...
Clinton's Ratings Slip, but Many in Public Still Trust His Motives Many Voters Feel President Has Vision for the Country, but Doubt His Economic Plan and Key Appointments
TOO many tax increases. Too much government waste. Too little action to fix the economy.Seven months after they voted Bill Clinton into the White House, Americans worry about all those problems, and many blame the president. Public confidence is waning,...
Consulting Allies: No-Win Act
THE Bosnian crisis has once more brought into focus the issue of trans-Atlantic consultations. Europeans and many Americans have criticized Secretary of State Warren Christopher because, in his consultations with the Europeans on the Balkans crisis,...
Dick Tracy's Communication Device Still to Come
WHEN Chuck Berman rides into the communications frontier, he packs the tools of a modern road warrior. There is his pager, of course. And a 2.2-pound computer tablet made by his company, Eo Inc., in Mountain View, Calif. Occasionally, he takes along...
Don't Relax Basic Rights
THE first official international human rights conference in 25 years opens in Vienna June 14. This United Nations conference of 183 nations is well timed. As the world moves into a still undefined post-cold-war era, the basic principles of the 1948 UN...
Events
FRANCE APPROVES FARM TRADE DEAL France on June 8 ended its resistance to a transatlantic oil-seeds deal that aims to end a long and bitter farm trade dispute between the United States and the European Community. The decision marks a turnaround for...
Genetic Engineering Raises Concerns
GLEN DALE WOODALL served five years in a West Virginia prison for two rapes he did not commit. Last year he won release and a million-dollar settlement after sophisticated DNA tests proved he could not have been involved.Mr. Woodall's case is a dramatic...
Germany Considers Easier Citizenship for Its Immigrants
MOMENTUM is building to give Turks and other long-residing foreigners in Germany easier access to German citizenship.If what is now being debated actually becomes fact, it will be a major break from Germany's narrow citizenship law, which dates back...
High Court Sends Signals on Church, State Issue
THE United States Supreme Court continues to weave a zigzag course through the minefield of church-state relations.In a unanimous decision, the high court on June 7 overturned a lower-court ruling that a New York school district was within its rights...
Indigenous People Press for Rights
THEY are descendants of the earliest inhabitants in the regions where they live.For years, the globe's indigenous people - at least 300 million of them from the Arctic to Australia by conservative United Nations estimates - were pressed to submerge their...
Israel's Closure of Territories Cuts Intimate Link between East Jerusalem, West Bank
AS the closure of the occupied territories enters its third month, Palestinian residents of Arab East Jerusalem say the Israeli government is throttling that section of the city in order to cement its incorporation into the Jewish state.Under the closure,...
Nigeria Strives to Reform Democratically
Regarding the article "Nigeria Waits to See if Military Allows Vote," May 21: President Ibrahim Babangida recently reaffirmed his administration's commitment to relinquish power to a democratically elected president. Formal transfer of power was postponed...
Notice of Eviction
SOMETIMES bad things, like eviction notices, urge us to look harder for God's blessings--and find them!When I was a new student of Christian Science, I read everything that I could borrow from our neighborhood Christian Science Reading Room. I found...
Our Fathers' Harvard Degrees
FOR 50 years in five gardens in four states, the cardinal has come. Memorial Day weekend in the North is the time to plant the frost-sensitive species: basil, eggplants, tomatoes. And at dusk on the appointed evening, plants watered, the tomato stakes...
Public Attitudes on Bosnia New Studies Show That Prevailing Wisdom Is Wrong
THE public debate about Bosnia has for months been shaped by an assumption that the American public is self-preoccupied and opposed to military intervention in Bosnia. This assumption is wrong.Some polls do show strong antipathy to military intervention....
Rushdie Tries Bolder Free-Speech Efforts
SALMAN RUSHDIE says he has reached a turning point in his battle against the fatwa (death sentence) imposed on him 4-1/2 years ago by the late Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran.The Indian-born author of the novel "The Satanic Verses," which militant Muslims...
Slash-Pine Clone Created in a Lab Genetic Scientists in Texas Are Developing a Pine Tree to Benefit the State's Timber Industry
IN one hand, plant physiologist Ron Newton holds a culture dish of pine-tree cells that have been altered by the insertion of foreign genetic material. His other hand grips a test tube containing a pine "seedling" cloned from an unaltered cell.Soon he...
South Africa Seeks Global Aid Black and White Leaders Present an Image of Conciliation to Garner Support for New Society
AS the end of apartheid draws nearer, black and white leaders in South Africa are presenting a united front to show the international community that reconciliation is under way. The effort is more than just imagemaking - South Africans care what the...
Supporting `Grace Notes'
AT a time when pork is one of the worst words a politician can pronounce and every federal expenditure must be justified on grounds of dire necessity, what chance do the arts stand? In competition with health care and Stealth bombers, who dares hold...
United Nations Addresses Worldwide Human Rights
THE rights of native peoples are just one item on the agenda for the United Nations World Conference on Human Rights, which begins June 14 in Vienna. But human rights activists are concerned that the meeting may chalk up more losses than gains."I expect...
US Changes Its Strategy to Help Ukraine Disarm Aspin's Visit Confirms New Era in Relations with Former Soviet State
THE visit by US Defense Secretary Les Aspin June 6-7 marks improved US relations with this former Soviet republic and a policy to encourage nuclear disarmament that includes a carrot as well as a stick.The Clinton administration appears to have moved...
When the Arts Speak in Harmony
GREECE IN POETRY. Edited by Simoni Zafiropoulos, Abrams, 176 pp., $39.95.</P><P>O Attic shape! Fair attitude!</P><P>with brede Of marble men and maidens</P><P>overwrought,</P><P>With forest branches...
Women Claim Place on Agenda at UN Human Rights Meeting
FLORENCE BUTEGWA doesn't stop to ponder when asked about the key human rights abuses in Africa: "One of the major issues is violence against women," says the regional coordinator of Women in Law and Development in Africa, a Zimbabwe-based women's rights...