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 29, 1993

Alone on a Wall, Contemplating
IT is time to confess that at least half my life has been spent in idleness. My old school would not be proud of me. Nor would my Aunt Muriel."You spend most of your time sitting on that wall, doing nothing," scolded Aunt Muriel, when I was 7 or 8. "Are...
A Traitor Clarinet in the Ranks
ONE of the singular pleasures of being an exchange student in Germany was the opportunity to play clarinet in one of the myriad orchestras that are spread across the country in even the smallest Bavarian villages.Music is the lifeblood of Germany, and...
Boardwalk Gets Message, Goes Mod Series: POINTS OF THE COMPASS. Part of an Occasional Series. Second of Two Articles Appearing Today
THE sweet innocence of California-past rises next to a white seascape at dusk: neon reds, canary yellows, pistachio greens. Whiffs of corn dogs and cotton candy carry over salt air while the steady crash of surf swallows the fitful clanks of aging carnival...
Burundi's Ethnic Strife Rekindles Emotions Flare as the New Hutu Government Purges Minority Tutsi Office-Holders
ALTHOUGH Burundi is one of Africa's smallest countries, it has one of the highest death tolls from ethnic violence in the world - more than 100,000 people killed since 1972.Now, with a new government settling into power after the country's first democratic...
Canada Gambles on Slot-Machine Income despite Public Disapproval, Games of Chance Are Spreading in Nova Scotia and Other Provinces
TWO years ago, there wasn't a single chapter of Gamblers Anonymous in Nova Scotia. Now this tiny province with a population of 900,000 has a dozen chapters helping people get "unhooked" from gambling.The sudden popularity here of the gambling addiction...
Canadians Gear Up for NBA Expansion Team Basketball's Popularity, While Still Ranking Behind Hockey, Is Gaining Rapidly
STARTING a professional basketball team in Canada appears to be a slam dunk for the National Basketball Association.Four Canadian groups - three from Toronto and one from Vancouver - are vying to be the one to pay the 27-team NBA up to $100 million or...
Clinton at the UN
PRESIDENT Clinton's first major foreign-policy address, given at the United Nations Sept. 27, attempted to quiet widely held concerns that the United States is retreating from its leadership role in the world at a time of genuine uncertainty abroad.Whether...
Clinton Faces Tough Sell in Capitol on `Sin Tax' to Fund Health Plan Tobacco Lobby Steps Up Campaign, as Alcohol Hike Is Quietly Dropped
THE administration seems to be redefining "sin."Initially, a major part of health-reform financing was to come from hefty hikes in so-called sin taxes on alcohol and tobacco. Then the administration revealed that it would not propose a higher alcohol...
Clinton: UN Must Adapt to Different World in a Series of Speeches, the White House Outlines New Policy of `Enlargement' in US Foreign Affairs
The following are excerpts from President Clinton's address to the United Nations given on Sept. 27.I COME before you as the first American president born after the founding of the United Nations. Like most of the people in the world today, I was not...
Delay in Police Sentences Flames L.A. Controversy Black Leaders Protest, but Legal Experts Defend Judge's Decision to Temporarily Release Officers Convicted in Beating of Motorist Rodney King
ONCE again, the Los Angeles minority community is asking the question, "Is the law colorblind?"The surprise move Sept. 27 by United States District Judge John Davies to delay the prison sentences of two former police officers convicted in the beating...
Despite a Pledge of `No Increase,' Clinton Backs a New Generation of Nuclear Plants
THE Clinton administration is quietly supporting development of a new generation of nuclear power plants for the United States, the first of which could be ordered as early as the middle of this decade.The project, started during the Reagan administration...
Developers Fight Pessimism Single-Family Homes Sprout in Victoria Park, like Flowers in a Place Nature Once Forgot
READING carefully on a path of brown paper laid over new carpeting, Lucinda Lienan shows off the house she's just built. Two stories. Three bedrooms. Two-car garage. Spacious kitchen."This has all the amenities that a home out in the suburbs would have,"...
Embargo on UNITA Viewed as Ineffective
A YEAR after its first multiparty elections, Angola is descending ever deeper into a vicious civil war with little prospect of relief.The imposition of a United Nations arms and oil embargo Sept. 26 on Jonas Savimbi's National Union for the Total Independence...
Events
BOSNIANS LIST CONDITIONS ON PEACE PLAN The Bosnian parliament was expected on Sept. 28 to reject an international peace accord that would divide the former Yugoslav republic into three ethnic ministates to end 18 months of fighting. A conference...
Evil Is Powerless
MANY people are comforted by the certainty that God can be turned to in any kind of trouble. We feel a quiet conviction that by turning to God in prayer we will find guidance, support, and healing. Accepting that evil is without power, however,...
Fairbanks Jr. Makes Peace with His Father's Name the Filmmaker and Actor Expounds on His Two-Volume Memoirs
IN his two volumes of memoirs, "The Salad Days" (1988, Doubleday), and the recently published "A Hell of a War" (1993, St. Martins Press, 278 pp., $22.95) the veteran screen actor and producer Douglas Fairbanks Jr. says much of his life has been a struggle...
Georgian Strife Compromises Russia as Referee the Return of Former Leader Could Spark New Power Struggle in Georgian Capital, Tbilisi
SEPARATISTS in the Abkhazia region of Georgia appear ready for a cease-fire after having driven a bedraggled government force from the regional capital of Sukhumi.But a truce to end the fighting in Abkhazia is unlikely to bring peace to the turbulent...
Hungary's 1996 World Expo May Be a No-Go
HUNGARY'S preparations for the 1996 World Expo are in trouble. Underfunded and behind schedule, Budapest real estate experts say it will be impossible to complete in time for the scheduled opening.With less than 31 months before the first visitors arrive,...
In Reversal, PLO May Get Diplomatic Outpost in US Clinton Urges Overturning Ban on Contacts with Palestinian Group
THE Clinton administration, paving the way for broader peace agreements between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization, is moving to rescind legal restrictions that since the mid-1980s have banned the PLO from operating in the United States.*...
New Discoveries May Solve Cosmic Riddle
ASTRONOMY is a little closer to solving a basic cosmic riddle now that some "invisible" dark matter may have revealed itself. The riddle asks what the material universe is made of when it acts gravitationally as though most of its mass is in a form that...
Oceans of History about the Sea
OCEANS divide but also connect, form boundaries but also conduits. Once perceived by historians as essentially a dramatic backdrop against which heroic personages sought glory, the oceanic world gained a new intellectual definition when Fernand Braudel's...
Russian Troops Seal off Parliament as Regions Urge a Compromise THE ULTIMATUM
AS Russia's political crisis heads into its second week, tensions markedly rose Sept. 28 when the Russian government deployed thousands of troops to seal off the White House, Russia's parliament.Citing the threat of violence by the armed volunteers and...
Santa Cruz Rebounds from Earthquake with Fresh Purpose Two Polarized Groups Put Aside Their Differences in Order to Reconstruct One of California's Top Tourist Towns Series: POINTS OF THE COMPASS. Part of an Occasional Series. First of Two Articles Appearing Today
TO hear Mayor Neal Coonerty tell it, the great Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989 changed the face of Santa Cruz forever, while putting the town back together has mended its soul."For the first time, this town's opposing sides have had to reconcile with...
Shortage of Housing Cramps Urban China
IN major Chinese cities, millions of people are living in poor conditions as jobless rural migrants flood in from the countryside, increasing housing shortages in already overcrowded urban areas. Amid rampant speculation and official corruption in real...
Syria-Israel: Peace of the Brave
FRUSTRATED by the Israeli-PLO agreement, Syria's President Hafez al-Assad is trying to reposition himself in his negotiations with Israel to regain control over the Golan Heights.Mr. Assad's readiness to spell out his conception of "full peace," apparently...
Texas GOP Hopes Senator Can Weather Felony Charges
JUST 16 weeks after winning the biggest election of her career, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R) of Texas is fighting for her political life. Indicted on charges of official misconduct, tampering with governmental records, and tampering with physical evidence,...
The Four Pillars to Emerging `Strategy of Enlargement'
The following are excerpts from a speech by Anthony Lake, President Clinton's national security adviser, given on Sept. 22 at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.AS President Clinton sought the presidency,...
Tough UN Speech Shows Shift in Clinton Policy
IN his first United Nations speech, President Clinton was bluntly critical of the body he was addressing, saying that UN peacekeeping efforts need to be improved and that the United States is now paying more than its fair share of the world body's expenses.He...
West Gains Influence in Russia Boris Yeltsin Has Used Foreign Support to Prove That His Disbanding of Parliament Has Legitimacy
IS it true, parliament deputy Oleg Rumantsyev asked an American reporter last week, that the US Congress is opposing President Clinton's decision to support Russian President Boris Yeltsin?A few days later a call came from an acquaintance in the Urals...
West Worries about Weak Safety Net for Russians
LOOKING beyond Boris Yeltsin's political troubles, Western investors are searching for ways to ensure that stimulating a market economy in Russia does not spark serious social unrest. They also want to safeguard their investments against meddling by...