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 May 11, 1994

`Aliens' Invade Coastal Waters
EVERY minute of every day, what ecologist James Carlton calls a global "conveyor belt" redistributes ocean organisms. It's a planetwide biological disruption that scientists have barely begun to understand.Dr. Carlton - an oceanographer at Williams College...
A Man and a Hat in a White World
WE were standing, half-frozen, in a slow-moving queue outside the Pushkin Museum in Moscow. It was early December, many years ago, with an overcast sky and a light fluttering of snowflakes turning to a steady swirl.Gradually we became aware of someone...
Amid Turmoil, India Keeps Making Movies
* Bombay's on-again off-again recovery from the Hindu-Muslim violence of 1993 is most evident in the film industry, where complex themes and anti-heroes are making their debuts.Film critics say the new maturity reflects the fear, even despair, many Indians...
A `Miracle' for All Humanity Mandela's Inauguration Marks a Triumphant Moment in South African - and World - History
IT was a moment when South Africans - embroiled in the day-to-day turmoil of transition - could stand back and look at themselves in the mirror provided by an ecstatic world community determined to savor a rare moment of global triumph.The inauguration...
Appeals Court Reverses Itself on Libel Suit against Times
TWO appeals court judges, acknowledging "a mistake in judgment," reversed themselves and threw out a writer's libel suit against The New York Times.The judges voted earlier to allow the lawsuit by investigative reporter Dan Moldea, who alleged that a...
As the Market for Guns Changes, Companies Aim at Women, Youths Gun-Control Groups, Alarmed by New Ad Campaigns, Point to Statistics Showing the Large Number of Deaths Caused by Firearms in the US
GUN manufacturers and gun groups are targeting youths and women in their efforts to expand sales of handguns and semi-automatic rifles in the United States.At a gun trade show in Dallas in January, gun manufacturer Taurus USA displayed a poster that...
Banned from Media, Critics Assail Human Impact of Dam Series: POINTS OF THE COMPASS. Part of an Occasional Series. Second of 2 Articles Appearing Today
FOUR decades after first opposing the Three Gorges dam on the Yangtze River, Li Rui still brands the massive project "absurd and ridiculous."As the one-time powerful secretary to Chairman Mao Zedong and a leading official for water resources, Mr. Li...
Biography Adds to Bergman Buzz Swedish Director's 50-Year Career - from His Films to Live Stage - Is Subject of New Book
INGMAR BERGMAN: FILM AND STAGE By Robert Emmet Long Harry N. Abrams 208 pp., $45.</P><P>INGMAR BERGMAN has been creating internationally acclaimed works since the mid-1940s, but his reputation has never been more prominent than it is today....
Britain's Protest Vote
LOCAL elections May 5 in Britain have sent a sobering message to the Conservative government and further darkened John Major's political future.The prime minister has taken personal blame for one of the worst-ever political defeats for the Conservative...
Britons Leery of Plans to Privatize Post Office Thousands of Popular Sub-Post Offices May Be Left out of the Plan
THE Post Office is about to become the latest British state-owned industry to get Thatcherite privatization treatment.Michael Heseltine, the trade and industry secretary, is planning a two-stage sell-off of its letters and parcels divisions to private...
Canadian Group's Satellite Broadcasting to Compete with US
A GROUP of Canadian television and telecom companies are tak ing aim at an American satellite system. For backup, they will have the regulatory arm of the Canadian federal government, which makes the rules for television broadcasting.</P><P>"Direct...
Can Indonesia Find Stability after Suharto? under His Stewardship, the Country Has Prospered but Enjoyed Little Political Freedom. A Recent Experiment with Limited Political Openness Could Be Disrupted Due to Deep-Seated Tensions within Society, Most Visible in Labor Unrest
A RECENT explosion of industrial unrest in Indonesia is shaking the delicate political balancing act of President Suharto.In April, rioting by factory workers angry over low wages, poor working conditions, and the mysterious death of a union activist...
Clinton Calls on Public to Defer Its Judgment
PRESIDENT Clinton is urging Americans to defer judgment on questions about his character, contending he's the target of the "constant politics of diversion and division and destruction.""I think I've been subject to more assault than any president,"...
Congress to Say `No' to Lobbyists' Gifts, but Image Remains
FOR members of Congress, there will be no more free lunch. Or fruit baskets, or corporate-paid trips to charity golfing tournaments, or any other gifts from lobbyists worth more than $20.That, at least, is where the Senate is heading when it votes May...
Corruption Scandals Rock Spain's Socialist Government Spaniards Are Angry over the Failure to Clean Up Politics, but See Little Alternative to Socialists
SPANISH Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez, who pulled off a squeaker in national elections last June to win a fourth term in office, may now be wishing that vote had been less favorable.At least then he might be enjoying the warm sun of Spain's Costa del...
Despite Controversy, China Pushes Ahead on Colossal Dam the Three Gorges Dam, Hailed by Officials as a Monument to Chinese Communism, Will Force One of the World's Largest and Most Controversial Transmigrations Series: POINTS OF THE COMPASS. Part of an Occasional Series. First of 2 Articles Appearing Today
EDTN:All 05/11/94 DATE:05/11/94</P><P>AS Zhang Jianhua figures it, there is no way he will recoup his $1,000 investment when waters from the Three Gorges Dam wash over his house and shop.</P><P>Within a year, he will be resettled...
Disaster Relief
IN the wake of conflict, flood, hurricane, fire, earthquake, many individuals are facing great losses. Such losses can lead us to ask, What is real? What is lasting? What is secure? Is there anything that is lasting and secure? Mary Baker Eddy,...
Events
CANADA SEEKS MEETING ON RWANDA Canada has invoked a special clause of the UN Human Rights Commission to convene an emergency session on atrocities in Rwanda, officials said May 9. The emergency session, which would be only the third in the commission's...
Foreign Policy Matters
PRESIDENT Clinton's recent press conference on foreign affairs was a response to attacks that the White House lacks a coherent foreign policy. Yet the president is still in a reactive mode on foreign affairs. Last week it was Haiti. Next week it may...
Foreign Stars Fill the TV Screen in Japan Selling Mundane Products BEING HUMAN
VISITORS to Japan have long felt at home during television commercials, which are populated by an all-star array of international celebrities that would impress even Madame Tussaud's Waxworks Museum.Decades ago, French actor Alain Delon inaugurated the...
GATT Chief Calls for Chinese Membership
THE director-general of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) has added his voice to the growing call for China to rejoin the world trade community.Peter Sutherland on May 10 called for talks on China's membership, stalled by opposition from...
Going Forth, the Nations Multiply Unevenly
DESPITE wars, famines, and epidemics, Earth's population is booming ahead to new records - with no end in sight.Every day, the world adds enough people to populate a medium-sized city in the US. In one month, the number of new world citizens equals the...
Japan Seeks to Dispel Any Notion of Plutonium Discrepancy
TRAPPED inside the equipment at a Japanese nuclear-processing facility are about 150 pounds of plutonium that engineers and inspectors cannot quite put their hands on.</P><P>Not that anyone would want to handle plutonium, the deadly stuff ...
Mandela Takes Helm in S. Africa New President Talks of Forgetting Past, Healing Wounds, and Creating from Disaster a Society the World Can Be Proud of Series: FORGING A NEW SOUTH AFRICA. Part of an Occasional Series
NELSON ROLIHLAHLA MANDELA took the oath of office as South Africa's first democratically elected President on May 10 at a colorful ceremony witnessed by one of the largest gatherings of world leaders ever assembled.Mr. Mandela, flanked by his daughter...
Mexicans Set for First Taste of TV Debates PRIME TIME LIVE
ON most weeknights at 10 p.m., one will find millions of Mexicans watching soap opera heart-throb Eric Estrada on "Two Women, One Road."But on May 12, Mr. Estrada will face stiff ratings competition from three guys never before seen together on Mexican...
Nationalist Trend Threatens World Borders
NATIONALISM may well be the geopolitical trend of the decade. From Slovakia to Slovenia and Croatia to Kazakhstan, so many new countries have risen from the ruins of multiethnic empires that mapmakers are panting to keep up.Experts worry that the Soviet...
Palestinian Policemen Finally Enter Gaza Strip
MOHAMMED al-Gazawi leaned heavily on his stick and smiled with grim satisfaction as he stood before the judge's bench in the Gaza military court on May 10.The last time he was here in 1979, Mr. Gazawi was inside the barred cage that runs along one wall...
Prestigious Pritzker Award Goes to French Architect Christian De Portzamparc Earns the Field's Highest Tribute
THE Pritzker Architecture Prize, the highest honor an architect can receive, will be awarded to Christian de Portzamparc of France on June 14. The ceremony will be held in Columbus, Ind., a community that has more buildings by world-renowned architects...
Saudi Dissent - US Silence Saudi Royal Family Stifles Even Moderate Islamists Who Abhor Violence
THE Saudi government's crackdown on dissent has driven into exile one of the country's main Islamist groups. On April 20, the banned Committee for the Defense of Legitimate Rights (CDLR) moved to London to publicize human rights violations in Saudi Arabia....
South Africa's Road Allows No U-Turns
IN a world focused on the tragedies of Bosnia and Rwanda, it is well to remember that miracles do happen. Seemingly irreconcilable forces do overcome bitterness and find paths to peace. Such a miracle is happening with the peaceful interracial elections...
The World According to Nobel Laureate Murray Gell-Mann
IN recent years, there has been a steady stream of books by the world's great physicists who, having made their contributions to science, now seek to explain their discoveries and those of their elite scientific brethren to the rest of us.Books like...
TV Seasons Shaped in Europe at the Biggest International Programming Market, Kid Shows and Eurocentic Feelings
EVERY year at this time, the "who's who" of international television descends on this popular Riviera resort to attend MIP, the world's largest television market.MIP (Marche International de Programmation) is where the TV industry comes to buy and sell...
Two Years after Drought, California Faces a Dry Year with Little Water in Reservoirs, Farmers Will Have to Buy Water Elsewhere, Which Will Drive Up Food Prices
THE state that produces half the fruits and vegetables in the United States is facing its driest year since its devastating 1987-1992 drought. With 98 percent of the rain/snow season over, California's Bureau of Reclamation on May 9 reduced allocations...
Ukraine's Alphabet Is Russian No Longer
In the article "Jews Find Complex Ties with the New Ukraine," April 20, the Ukrainian words Holos Natsiyi (The Voice of the Nation, the Ukrainian National Assembly newspaper) were transliterated to the Russian, Golus Natsii. The spelling of the Ukrainian...