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 February 1, 1994

British See Another Blow to US Ties as Clinton Grants Visa to Irish Activist
RELATIONS between London and Washington have been dealt a serious blow by the Clinton administration's decision to grant Gerry Adams, president of Sinn Fein, a visa to visit the United States.British officials say that the granting of a 48-hour visa...
Calm in Korea Belies Tension in Nuclear Dispute US Grows Impatient with North over Nuclear Inspections as Feb. 21 Deadline Nears
`WE don't think there's going to be a war, it's just media hype," shrugs a Seoul shopkeeper. A woman edging past a stacked heap of oranges agrees: "After 40 years, we're immune to the military problem with North Korea."Despite such blase assessments...
Castro Hits out at US Meeting That Excludes Cuba
CUBAN President Fidel Castro Ruz has lashed out at the United States for planning to host a summit of Latin American nations and not inviting Cuba.Mr. Castro, speaking on Jan. 28 at a meeting of leftist and progressive groups from around Latin America,...
Clinton Proposals Will Rejig Superfund Business Wants Some of Its Court Costs and Lawyers' Fees in Superfund Litigation Diverted to Speeding Up the Actual Cleanup of Toxic Sites Series: BUSINESS GOES TO COURT. Congress Revisits Superfund as Cleanups Bog Down in Lawsuits and Legal Fees. Part 2 of a 2-Part Series. First of 3 Articles Appearing Today
TOM ROBINSON has a multimillion-dollar liability hanging over his head.Mr. Robinson heads a small chemical company, Nyacol Products Inc. (NPI), which is on the Environmental Protection Agency's list of "potentially responsible parties" for a Superfund...
Crimea Vote Plays into Russia's Designs Fears of a More Assertive Russian Attitude toward Its Neighbors Have Been Fed by a More Conservative Russian Government under Prime Minister Chernomyrdin. Many Prominent Government Members Advocate Close Economic and Political Integration of the Moscow-Led Commonwealth of Independent States
THE overwhelming victory Sunday of a pro-Russian politician as president of the Crimea, a largely Russian-populated region of Ukraine, is a political earthquake with tremors felt throughout the former Soviet Union.Yuri Meshkov, the victor, is an open...
Defense Post Takes Shape as Near-Impossible Assignment
BEFORE the Bobby Ray Inman resignation is forgotten, it seems germane to examine how his reasons for leaving may relate to the path that lies ahead for William Perry at the Defense Department.One hears all of Admiral Inman's explanations for his surprise...
Events
JAPAN DENIES NUCLEAR CAPABILITY Japan yesterday denied as groundless the report by the British newspaper, the Sunday Times, which stated Japan has acquired all the parts needed to make a nuclear weapon. Vice Foreign Minister Kunihiko Saito said his...
Getting Inside an Overactive Mind Playwright Richard Foreman's Esoteric Drama Explores the Mysteries of the Imaginative Life
AS a playwright, director, and stage designer, Richard Foreman is a modernist down to his bones.Like most theater artists, he has an abiding interest in the ability of language and performance to capture deep meanings and convey them to an audience....
GOP Is No Longer Bastion of Tough Talk on Crime Leading Democrats, States Mobilize Behind Three-Strikes Felon Law
IF a single highly publicized case snapped the crime issue into its current focus, it was the kidnapping and later murder of Polly Klaas from her upstairs bedroom during a slumber party last year in California.The alleged killer had been convicted of...
Government Reformers Face Wall of Mistrust
GOVERNMENT can be made smaller and work better, but it won't be easy, says a group of scholars. This is partly because government is given so many social missions that inhibit efficiency and partly because of congressional micromanagement.For example:...
Governors Call for More Leeway to Launch Reform
IMPATIENT with Washington's health-care calendar, governors asked Sunday for more leeway to launch their own reforms and demanded that the federal government stop making states pay the medical bills of illegal immigrants.The governors also planned debate...
Guide to Top Restaurants If You're New in Town and Hungry for a Good Meal, Get Zagat's Latest
RESTAURANTgoers, "foodies," and tourists have long relied on Zagat Survey guides to help them choose restaurants in major United States cities, from Miami to Seattle.The guide, with its ratings of food, decor, and service and mention of price ranges,...
Haiti's Raw Despotism
HAITIAN President Jean-Bertrand Aristide is not about to give up his right to the office, despite the fact that he is in virtual exile while the country's military forces, led by Lt. Gen. Raoul Cedras, remain firmly in power.The 70 percent of Haitian...
In the Back Seat Was a Poet's Inspiration
ANY subject or image can be the basis for a poem. The one below - in two of its earlier drafts and then its final version - is based on an experience I had on Route 1 in Maine last summer. A station wagon in front of me seemed to be carrying black balloons...
Mediation Helps Make Court a Last Resort
Regarding part one of the "Business Goes to Court" series, Jan. 25: As an experienced mediator, I have rejoiced to see a growing acceptance and implementation of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in the United States. Interpersonal and international...
Mediation Helps Make Court a Last Resort
Regarding part one of the "Business Goes to Court" series, Jan. 25: As an experienced mediator, I have rejoiced to see a growing acceptance and implementation of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in the United States. Interpersonal and international...
Mexican Parties Agree on Political Reforms Chiapas Rebellion Is Credited with Spurring Pact on Key Steps to Open Electoral Process
ALTHOUGH face-to-face peace talks are yet to begin, the pressure for reform that the Chiapas rebellion has placed on the Mexican government is already having a profound impact on the politics there.The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which has...
ONE SUPERFUND SUCCESS STORY THAT LEAVES THE GOVERNMENT, BUSINESS, AND ENVIRONMENTAL EXPERTS UPBEAT Series: BUSINESS GOES TO COURT. Congress Revisits Superfund as Cleanups Bog Down in Lawsuits and Legal Fees. Part 2 of a 2-Part Series. Third of 3 Articles Appearing Today
Some Superfund stories have a happy ending.In Woburn, Mass., the Industri-Plex site - once home to chemical manufacturers - will not only be cleaned up, but will also gain a new life as a regional transportation center and highway interchange.Environmental...
START without Arm-Twisting: Ukraine Can Join Later US, Other Ex-Soviet Republics Should Initiate Arms Reduction
UNDER pressure to find an agreement enabling President Clinton to hold a three-way summit in Moscow that included Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk and Russian President Boris Yeltsin, American, Russian, and Ukrainian negotiators put together a deal...
The Argument of Error
MY father's large family relished discussion. They took strong stands and didn't back down. And quite diverse views were represented at Sunday dinners at my grandparents' farm! As I was growing up, I was sure that I didn't "take after" this side...
`Three Strikes' Laws Strike out with Law Enforcement Experts
WHETHER their political stance is left, right, or middle, prominent politicians are lining up behind "three strikes, you're out" proposals to lock up for life criminals who have committed three violent felonies.President Clinton came out strongly for...
Toward Faster Cleanup
AFTER a decade of reaching for the ideal, the nation's Superfund program is on the verge of achieving the practical.As a start, the Clinton administration is set this week to propose revisions to the Superfund program that are aimed at reducing the time...
Trying to Turn the Tide on Teen Pregnancy Prevention May Go Far beyond `Just Say No' and Include Something to `Yes' To: High Standards of Parenting
THE Clinton administration intends to launch "an all-out culture-based war" against unwed-teen pregnancy, according to William Galston, the president's deputy director of domestic policy. The campaign, in the early stages of planning, will be similar...
Two Black Sisters Look Back 100 Years
SADIE and Bessie Delany live in a house on a dead-end street in Mount Vernon, N.Y. At age 104 and 102, respectively, they still do their own cooking, cleaning, and shopping."Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years" chronicles the lives of...
Wham! Bang! Cable Networks Plan to Monitor Own On-Air Violence
THE major cable-TV networks plan this week to announce a panel to monitor their channels for violence.Sen. Paul Simon (D) of Illinois, who urged TV programmers last year to create an independent monitoring committee of their own or face legislation to...
Worth Noting on TV
* TUESDAY</P><P>Frontline (PBS, 9-10:30 p.m.): Diamonds may glitter, but they're not as rare as dealers would have you believe, according to "The Diamond Empire," a historical look at the way demand for the gems has been manipulated over...
Writing Poetry - a Family Affair
RECENTLY when I pulled into the driveway, my landlady's children were building an igloo. Snowflakes were large and bright against the sky. Brother and sister wore thick red hats as they stacked snow bricks and whistled. My first impression was that here...