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 2, 1993

A Footwear Revolution Comes with a Computer
JONES & VINING INC. hopes to use computer technology to transform the way footwear is made worldwide."We're in the middle of a revolution," says John Hurd, president of J. V. Footwear, the subsidiary formed by the 60-year-old firm to accomplish this...
A NEW PRINCESS STIRS JAPAN When Masaka Owada Marries Crown Prince Naruhito June 9, She Gives Up Her Career and Private Life to Enter the Rarified World of Japan's Imperial Household
HE was once seen as the most ineligible bachelor in Japan. She was a promising young diplomat who spent half her youth outside Japan and six years avoiding his affection for her.But despite their pasts, Crown Prince Naruhito and Masako Owada will be...
A Spokesman above Politics?
THE naming of David R. Gergen as Mr. Clinton's spokesman is a 5-percent decision, whereas a critical mass of decisions nearer 60 percent is needed for real change.Mr. Gergen is familiar as the tall, cerebral, Republican, Northern European-looking half...
Black Sea Fleet Dispute Clouds Other Issues
TENSION is flaring within the disputed Black Sea Fleet, threatening to blow off course efforts by Russian and Ukrainian leaders to deal with pressing issues at home.Control of the 380-vessel fleet has been hotly contested since the Soviet breakup in...
Boston Asks: What Cost a Glass of Water? Nationally Mandated Cleanup Takes a Heavy Toll on Local Taxpayers, and Citizens Mobilize to Protest Skyrocketing Water and Sewer Rates
REMEMBER the property-tax revolt, which led to rate caps in California and Massachusetts and forced state and local governments to reorganize the way they do business?A new grass-roots revolt is brewing in Massachusetts. The source of discontent this...
Burma Remains in Limbo International Community Fails to Increase Pressure against Junta
SINCE a military junta seized power in Burma in 1988, two opposing policies toward the illegitimate government have been followed by the outside world: "constructive engagement" and "disengagement."Constructive engagement is followed by the most important...
California Gets Its `GTV' as Governor Hits Airwaves
IT'S the Perot-ization of American politics, with a new twist."People say to me, `Governor, don't raise my taxes, ... and don't cut my services,' " says Gov. Pete Wilson (R) of California, standing in front of an easel full of pie charts, statistics,...
China's Universities Are Trying to Compete Four Years after Political Turmoil, the Effects of Reform Are Forcing China to Reconsider How It Educates Its Power Elite
THERE was a time when Beijing University was assured of enrolling China's brightest and best. No longer.Last year, the prestigious university failed to fill its freshman class, rebuffed by hundreds of students anxious to avoid required one-year military...
Clinton Faces the Long Gray Line over Memorial Day, President Confronted Questions about His Past, Present Relations with Military
FOR President Clinton, Memorial Day weekend threw into sharp relief one of the most difficult issues of his campaign and the early days of his administration: his credibility as commander in chief.His own draft record and opposition to the war in Vietnam...
Danes Mark Tivoli's 150 Years of Delight Perhaps Nothing Captures Denmark's Spirit like These Gardens - Part Amusement Park, Part County Fair, Part Botanical Exhibit
IN an entry from his 1843 journal, Hans Christian Andersen wrote, "was in Tivoli today ... started my Chinese fairy tale."So there it is: proof, in one brief and rather enigmatic reference to a visit to Copenhagen's Tivoli gardens, that the legendary...
Eternity Is Timeless Being
I WAS doing a crossword puzzle. The clue was "unending time."The answer had eight letters, and the last letter was a "y." I filled in the word "eternity."But I had to smile to myself as I did so. From my first introduction to the spiritual meaning of...
Events
RUMP YUGOSLAVIA TILTS TO HARD LINE President Dobrica Cosic of rump Yugoslavia was ousted by a parliamentary no-confidence vote June 1, plunging the country into new confusion and boosting the power of the hard-line faction in Belgrade. Mr. Cosic...
From Career Diplomat to Future Empress
BY the age of 3, in 1966, Masako Owada was doing what few Japanese dare do: She was becoming international.Her diplomat father, Hisashi Owada, was posted in Moscow, and his daughter was learning Russian along with Japanese. Two years later, the family...
Governments Expect Canada's Economy to Create More Jobs NATIONALOUTPUTREVIVES
THE meeting May 31 of Canada's 11 finance ministers, one from the federal government and one from each of the 10 provinces, was just about over when the news broke.The group was there to discuss what could be done about the state of the economy when...
In Isolation, a Sense of Place
IN her latest book, poet Deborah Tall recalls the 10-year process through which she renounced a rootless suburban childhood by hunkering down in the aesthetically and historically rich Finger Lakes area of upstate New York. Before she arrived, Tall envisioned...
In the Nose of a Locomotive, Skimming through the Dark
PAUL THEROUX, the travel writer, once wrote, "Ever since childhood, when I lived within earshot of the Boston and Maine, I have seldom heard a train go by and not wished that I was on it."For the people of Maine, those lines have a special poignancy,...
Investment Firm Takes a Chance on an Art Gallery Chain, and Wins
WHEN Michael O'Mahony was hired as president and chief executive officer of Wentworth Gallery, he walked up and down the poshest streets of Boston and Miami visiting small, exclusive, privately owned art galleries. He wanted to learn what not to do in...
Israeli-Libyan Exchange Turns into Political Fiasco Many See Tour as Libya's Attempt to Break UN-Imposed Embargoes
A VISIT by 192 Libyan pilgrims to Jerusalem that was supposed to herald a rapprochement between Israel and Libya turned into a political fiasco for Israel June 1 after the Libyan delegation called on Muslims "all over the world to liberate Jerusalem...
Marshall's Paper Trail
THE recent release of the late Thurgood Marshall's private papers by the Library of Congress, and the subsequent publication of excerpts in several newspapers, has raised a storm of criticism from his friends, family, and several former colleagues on...
Navigating the Wild Places
IF you ask me what comes to mind when I think of wilderness, I'll say it's the Green River Canyon in southwestern Wyoming. I'll tell you about camping there for a night - the beauty and the isolation. If you've ever been camping, you'll probably nod...
No More Vietnams as Clinton Sets Course on Overseas Involvements, He Strives Hard to Avoid Another Quagmire
THIS week Washington looked at the world and saw the specter of the Vietnam War.In the decades since the United States Embassy in Saigon was evacuated in the face of Hanoi's victory, Vietnam memories have always been part of America's summer - starting...
Northern Irish Uncertainties
NOW that Northern Ireland's local elections have taken place, political leaders there, as well as their interlocutors in London and Dublin, should be gearing up for a resumption of the talks about the future of the province; but it may take a jump-start...
Plastics Firms Boost Business by Cooperation
WESTERN Massachusetts, known for its idyllic Berkshire Mountains, is also home to 40 plastics firms, including General Electric Company's plastics unit.These Pittsfield-area companies are learning to cooperate on marketing, worker training, and other...
Portable Computing: Catch the Wave
REGULAR readers of this column may remember my travails with laptops. Years ago the Monitor supplied me with a Tandy TRS-80 Model 100, which was great in its day but didn't run DOS. Last August, the paper sent me a Toshiba T1000SE, which ran DOS but...
Ruling Communists Think Twice about Handing over Power CAMBODIAN ELECTION PROTEST
STUNG by results showing heavy support at the polls for the royalist opposition, Cambodia's ruling party has appealed for new elections in areas where it claimed fraud had occurred and threatened to refuse to recognize the outcome of the balloting."We...
Secure Cambodia's Victory
PUTTING aside threats from Khmer Rouge guerrillas, and astonishing the international community, fully 90 percent of the 4.7 million Cambodian population turned out to vote in UN-sponsored elections last week. The vote is a testament to the resilience...
Serbia's Economy Falters, but Not from Sanctions but Embargoes Have Boosted the Fortunes of Black-Marketeers; Gas Is Still Easy to Come by. AFTER A YEAR OF UN CURBS
ONE year after United Nations sanctions were imposed on Serbia and Montenegro, gasoline and other proscribed foreign items remain plentiful - gas, for instance, is easily obtained for about $4.50 a gallon from the country's many black-marketeers.Such...
Sexual Harassment Found in US Schools National Study Reports High Levels of Abuse
EIGHTY-ONE percent of 8th- through 11th-grade students surveyed in public schools across the United States have been the target of some form of sexual harassment - ranging from sexual comments to physical contact - according to a study released June...
Shinto Religion Lies at Heart of Wedding Ceremony
THE wedding ceremony for Crown Prince Naruhito and Masako Owada will take place in the most sacred and secret spot in the imperial palace, which lies in the heart of Tokyo.The two will enter a Shinto shrine, built in 1888, called kashikodokoro, which...
Small Town Savors Princess Connection
THE princess lived here.Belmont, Mass., a town of 26,000 just west of Boston, never expected to be the focus of the Japanese media. But when the announcement was made that Masako Owada would wed Crown Prince Naruhito on June 9, Japanese press descended...
South African Democracy Talks Foundering over Election Date Disputes over Regional Powers, Threats by Militants Slow Transition
ON the eve of a deadline for setting a date for the country's first democratic election, negotiations for a transition to democratic rule in South Africa are threatened by another crisis.Militant youths, as well as township supporters of the African...
Technology Renaissance for Small Manufacturers in an Era of Rapidly Changing Technology, Corporations in Two Very Different Industries Are Finding New Ways to Remain Competitive
AS many of America's largest companies downsize, the smaller manufacturers that supply them are also adapting to new realities.Firms are under pressure to cut costs and improve quality. They are finding that, to survive, they must learn to cooperate...
The Prince as Traveler, Student, and Sportsman
IT'S not easy being an emperor in the wings.The quest by Crown Prince Naruhito for Princess Right has been an embarrassing public event for over six years. It's about all that many Japanese know about the man who will be 127th "Son of Heaven."At the...