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 September 13, 1993

A Book to Interpret the Universe
I LIVE in New England, where fishing and oceangoing vessels are common. Charts that help mariners navigate through the dangerous waters are essential. But even landlubbers like me need to know how to navigate through our lives. And well over a hundred...
Aboriginals Share Their Culture to Keep It in the Sparsely Populated `Red Center' of Australia, a Small Group of Indigenous People Help Themselves Series: THE WORLD'S NATIVE PEOPLES. Part 4 of an Occasional Series
`THIS is Malbunka land," says Mavis Malbunka, feet sturdily planted in the red dirt of Ipolera. "My ancestors used to live here before the missionaries came and took them to Hermannsberg." As she describes her land, what before seemed like harsh, barren...
An `Unthinkable' Peace Dawns in the Middle East
ISRAELI Premier Yitzhak Rabin's encounter today at the White House with Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Chairman Yasser Arafat, at the signing of their historic understanding after 100 years of bitter conflict, will be a moment of deeply mixed...
A Preview of Clinton's Health-Reform Plan Leaked Copies of Draft Proposal Reveal Ambitious Agenda for Cutting Ballooning Costs and Increasing Access to Care
FROM seeing a health provider all the way to paying the insurance bill, Americans would be asked to make huge changes under President Clinton's health-reform plan, according to a draft of the proposal.The tightly held plan, due for official release Sept....
Bay State Court Approves Adoption by Homosexuals
STATE courts sent conflicting messages last week about whether homosexual parents should be allowed to adopt children.First, a Virginia judge ruled that a lesbian was unfit to raise her biological two-year-old son and awarded custody of the boy to the...
Colombia's Violent Culture
SINCE the 1930s, violence has been an inescapable component of Colombia's civilian society. Between 1948 and 1957, a non-declared civil war known as "La Violencia" took root in the country.More than 250,000 homicides were committed over several decades...
Europe and the US as Friendly Competitors
THE increasing economic integration of Western Europe resulting from the essential completion of the European Community's 1992 agenda is an appropriate time to consider the problems and potential of the developing economic relationship between the United...
Events
MIDEAST DILEMMA: EMBRACE OR SHAKE?</P><P>President Clinton prepared yesterday to host Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat, who will meet at the White House today for the signing...
Foreign Ministers Joust over Farm Trade Reform Fall GATT Deadline Raises the Intensity of Agriculture Trade Debate
EUROPEAN Community external trade commissioner Sir Leon Brittan arrives for talks in Washington this week representing a Community still deeply divided over the problem of farm trade liberalization.With France threatening to use its veto to stop an agreement...
Grand Ideals Plus Self-Interest Spawned US Political Traditions
FOR the past several decades, there have been two rival interpretations of the United States' founding epic. One centers on the Constitution: It imagines the framers as children of the Enlightenment, architects of a "golden age" of participatory government.Against...
Homespun Tapes Runs with Music Giants
HAPPY and Jane Traum know that their business, Homespun Tapes, has grown since last year. How much it has grown, they are not quite sure."We're just going over our annual statement now," says Jane Traum who, with her husband Harold (known as Happy),...
Labor in Balance
ONE of John Kenneth Galbraith's earlier and more influential books was entitled "American Capitalism: The Concept of Countervailing Power." In it, the Harvard economist dealt with the thesis that the power of Big Business and Big Labor offset each other,...
Led by Drive for Stadium, Hartford Aims to Revitalize
THIS city, hit by rough times, is struggling to revive its economy.The governor, state legislators, business leaders, and activists are trying to come up with solutions for the state capital, hurt by defense cutbacks, insurance-industry layoffs, and...
Major Battle in Somalia Raises Doubts on UN Role as Smoke Clears, Some Analysts Recommend Negotiations with Aideed
AMID increasing Somali attacks on UN and US troops, the US Senate, senior UN and US officials, relief agencies, and Somalis are reassessing the UN's performance here.Some analysts say that in the face of heightened resistance from Somali gunmen - as...
NAFTA: A Bargain for US and Mexico
WHAT nobody talks about regarding the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is the disaster it would cause for United States workers if it fails to be ratified. Without it, there will be no big pressure on Mexican entrepreneurs to quickly raise...
NAFTA: Free Trade and the Rule of Law
AS "trade follows the flag," so lawyers follow trade. With the ever expanding trade in goods and services around the world, business lawyers are shuttling across international borders like bills of lading.Today a growing number of American lawyers aren't...
Nuclear Recycling Faces Environmental Challenge in Britain
THE British government looks ready to allow the largest nuclear-fuels reprocessing plant in Europe to begin handling radioactive material, despite opposition from scientists and environmental groups.The British pounds2.8 billion ($4.3 billion) Thermal...
Off-the-Chart Hitter Connects in Colorado
ANDRES GALARRAGA of baseball's Colorado Rockies could be like the proverbial racehorse who comes from nowhere to win. Galarraga's .373 average is unsurpassed in the National League, yet until he makes the prescribed minimum number of plate appearances,...
Old Clash of Empires Still Echoes Russia and Turkey, Rivals for Centuries, Try to Ease Ancient Tensions with New Cooperation Series: COVER STORY. Old Clash of Empires Still Echoes. Only Article Appearing Today
THE cannons still jut out of the battlements of Bastion Four, overlooking the deep ravine below and the glittering waters of Sevastopol's southern bay beyond. The nearby monument bears testament to the Russian defenders in one of the bloodiest battles...
Palestinian Self-Rule Pact: What It Will and Won't Do
MEETING secretly 14 times in Norway, officials from Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) agreed on a draft Declaration of Principles - guidelines for a five-year, interim period of autonomy for Palestinians in the Israeli-occupied West...
Rise of Part-Time Work in Industrialized Nations Could Signal Slow Recovery
PART-time work may once have been the domain of college students and housewives. But no longer. In the past decade, it has become a crucial - and troubling - component of many industrialized economies.The growth in part-time work has its advantages....
Russia Reasserts Itself as a Regional Power by Doling out Peacekeepers and Fuel to Former Soviet Republics, Moscow Retakes Its Dominant Role
RUSSIA is flexing its muscles to rebuild a new sphere of influence on the rubble of the collapsed Soviet Union.A broad discussion within and outside the government in recent months is leading to a new policy of more aggressively pursuing Russia's interests,...
Saving More Than Oil
ALASKA is, for many Americans, a symbol of their nation's pioneering tradition: the most rugged and unspoiled of the 50 states.It has the nation's highest mountain - McKinley, at 20,320 feet - and harbors varieties of wildlife not encountered in the...
The Artistic Legacy of Napoleon Bonaparte
BOTH adored and excoriated in his own time and through history, Napoleon Bonaparte was, like most people, a man of opposing traits. In "War and Peace," Leo Tolstoy begins his first chapter with the remarks of a member of the Russian nobility, Anna Pavlovna...
Washington State Bites off Regulatory Reform, but Critics Wonder If System Will Be Simplified
FARMER Wini Voelckers recently found herself puzzled by a regulatory notice about labeling pesticide-storage areas. The letter from a Washington State agency described the state's rule, but also a forthcoming federal rule on the same issue. The notice...
What Next for Gaza? for Many Palestinians the Accord Is Simply Another Act of Desertion
IN a recent, off-the-record meeting between Israeli and Palestinian officials, one in a series of secret meetings that have taken place since the peace process began, a participant from Gaza asked a participant from Israel, a former general with years...