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 October 7, 1993

A Fascination with Modern Icons
A TRADITIONALIST is, at least in his imagination, someone at loggerheads with his own time. British artist Gerald Laing, though he was part of the Pop Art tendency of the 1960's (his painting "Brigitte Bardot" is typical of that time) reverted in the...
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Aftermath in Russia
THE blackened top half of the Russian "White House" will be a central image in any retrospective of 1993. But its meaning in Moscow, and for Russia, can still not be said. Russian President Boris Yeltsin used brutal force to take power - always a risky...
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Basketball Legend Michael Jordan Quits and Chicago Weeps
AS if hammering home a slam dunk from nowhere, Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan announced his retirement Wednesday, ending the career of the one of the most stellar pro basketball players and most prominent sports celebrities in the world.The announcement...
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Bible Tales Told in Hip-Hop Slang
IN the beginning of this Bible, God gave light to the world by saying "Lighten up!" the serpent in the Garden of Eden was "one bad dude," and Cain "wasted" Abel."Black Bible Chronicles, Book One: From Genesis to the Promised Land" (African American Family...
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Brazil Economy Struggling after President's First Year Government Begins to Focus on Fiscal Reform and Foreign Investment
IT has been one year since an unknown politician took over the Brazilian presidency from a deposed Fernando Collor de Mello.Honesty and decency were Itamar Franco's most commendable credentials. At the time, that was enough. Outraged by the corruption...
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Bungled Military Actions Tarnish US Image among Wary Somalis
THE conflict in Somalia has changed in the last four months, as US-led UN troops hunt for Gen. Mohamed Farah Aideed.Somali sources close to General Aideed's armed supporters say each new United Nations casualty and successful mortar or grenade attack...
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Buying a `New Car'
THE Clinton administration is backing a drive that it hopes will result, about the time President Clinton finishes a second term (if reelected), in an automobile production marvel that so far has eluded the industry: a car that averages 80 miles per...
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Canada's Liberals Lead in Election Campaign Two `Upstart' Parties Erode Conservative Support in Strongholds
WITH less than three weeks left before Canadian voters go to the polls to elect a new government, Prime Minister Kim Campbell's Progressive Conservative Party has fallen behind Jean Chretien's Liberal Party.Just past the midway point in Canada's federal...
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Cheesecake Sweet and Savory
CHEESECAKE: It's like ice cream that doesn't melt. Soft and creamy, it can be made and flavored many different ways - from chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla to caramel swirl, honey almond, and pineapple. The fresher it is, the better it tastes.Cheesecake...
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Chrysler Hopes New Neon Will Rival the Legendary Beetle
IN a bold step designed to say "world class," the Chrysler Corporation went to Germany recently to publicly unveil its new Neon subcompact at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Chrysler would like the Neon to be the next Beetle, a car that can capture the imagination...
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Clinton Grapples with US Role Abroad after Somalia Setback President Struggles to Avoid a Vietnam-Like Morass
GRUESOME pictures of American casualties. A ruthless foe, swimming like a fish in his native habitat. A clanging clamor of protest from Congress, questioning US interests in a conflict far from American shores.As President Clinton struggles to define...
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Do We Really Want to Send Troops to Haiti? the Last `Temporary' Assignment for Americans in Port-Au-Prince Turned into a 19-Year Stay
IF you like the United States-United Nations policy in Somalia and Bosnia, you'll love it in Haiti.At a time when Washington is trying to formulate criteria for participation in multilateral military interventions, the UN Security Council, with US support,...
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Events
RUSSIA COULD PULL OUT OF ARMS TREATY Russia is threatening to withdraw from a vital European conventional-arms pact unless it can station more tanks and other military hardware near conflicts in the Caucasus, NATO sources in Brussels said yesterday....
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For Small Readers, Dragons Are Big
Dragons - those mythical, fire-breathing beasts - have always had a place in folklore, but now they're on the contemporary children's literature scene to battle dinosaurs for a place in the hearts and on the bookshelves of young readers. Traditionally,...
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Hong Kong Governor Takes Hard Line against China
GOV. Chris Patten thrust Hong Kong into a volatile new period yesterday, declaring that time is running out in Britain's standoff with China over democracy in the colony.In an address that many analysts say risks deeply angering China, Mr. Patten staunchly...
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In Moscow: Tragedy and Hope Whither the Revolution?
EVER since the tragedy of October 1917, historians and political scientists have complained that Alexandr Kerensky made a horrible mistake because he did not end the dyocylastie ("dual power"). He did not disperse the Soviets Workers and Peasants' Deputies...
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In Name of Law and Order, Yeltsin Crushes Opposition
THE sun is setting as Lt. Alexander Sverin straps on his bulletproof vest and grabs his submachine gun to start a not-so-ordinary night shift at a highway police post on Moscow's outskirts.With the Russian capital now governed under a state of emergency,...
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MEN FACE DISCRIMINATION AS CARE GIVERS Series: FATHERS OF THE '90S. Today the Monitor Begins a Three-Part Examination of the Many Faces of Fatherhood in America Today. Second of 2 Articles Appearing Today
* The long list of double standards that vex society includes a gender bias that assumes a father is the parent to be trusted less.When Eric Nichols, a professor of human development at the University of Vermont in Burlington, conducts public workshops...
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Modern Fathers
WHEN our first child was born, it seemed as if I--the husband-- belonged in the role of nurturer, while my wife seemed best suited to be the provider. My wife and I accepted our roles willingly. And even now, as our children have grown a bit older...
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Of Super Dads, and Absent Ones Series: FATHERS IN THE '90S. Today the Monitor Begins a Three-Part Examination of the Many Faces of Fatherhood in America Today. First of 2 Articles
AT 8:30 every weekday morning, Stephen Harris begins a routine unfamiliar to most men. After his five-year-old son, Ben, leaves for kindergarten and his wife, Alison, heads for her job as editor of a computer magazine in Yarmouth, Mr. Harris settles...
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Public Broadcasting Makes It in the Mall Learningsmith Helps Fill Stations' Funding Gaps While Offering Customers Educational Products
TOUGH financial times and cuts in funding pushed nonprofit WCNY of Syracuse, N.Y., to launch a retail store last month that offers a wide variety of educational products and will give the station a financial boost.The Syracuse Learningsmith store follows...
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Rabin and Arafat Set Machinery in Motion on Israeli-PLO Accord FACE TO FACE
ISRAEL and the Palestinians began the hard work of hammering out details of their historic reconciliation yesterday as Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin met Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) chairman Yasser Arafat for a brief round of talks in the Egyptian...
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S. Africa's Black Press Has a Key Role in Democracy Bid
IN a few brief years, we have seen an astonishing transition for the better in world affairs: The fall of the Berlin wall. Communism's collapse. Prospects of peace in the Middle East.Now South Africa is about to undergo dramatic change. Its first democratic...
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Smoked Salmon Cheesecake with Green Onion Coulis
Smoked Salmon Cheesecake With Green Onion Coulis</P><P>"In the early days of Emeril's Restaurant, I worked closely with Mr. Lou, our outstanding baker, to come up with some signature pastries. As a salute to my good friend, the culinarian...
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Tapes of Oral Arguments May Cause Supreme Suit
AS lawyers stand before the justices of the Supreme Court arguing cases in the new term that started this week, recording devices will tape their words and the questions from the bench - as they have done since 1955. The tapes will be deposited in the...
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Telephone Exec Is Called to NPR
ON the third floor of National Public Radio's headquarters in Washington, NPR's new president, Delano Lewis, settles into a couch in the office where he will begin charting the network's future, probably after Jan. 1.But until he takes the helm, Mr....
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The Master Musicmaker
I JUST received a watercolor from Kurosawa - from his film `Ran,' " said Quincy Jones when we met again after 10 years. I was surprised that Jones - the world-renowned composer, arranger, and producer of popular music - was so delighted with a gift of...
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Urban Developers Rein in Their Plans
WITH tight budgets and high commercial vacancy rates, cities are beginning to think "small scale" in terms of new development projects.Manhattan is a case in point. Efforts are under way here to bring back New York's famed "Great White Way" - but at...
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US Foreign Assistance Program Will Get New Focus in Overhaul
THE head of the Agency for International Development has launched the first step in a major overhaul of the United States's $6.6 billion foreign aid program in an effort to reinvigorate the widely criticized organization.The major changes recently announced...
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US Work Force Hit Hard as Manufacturing Jobs Flee ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
AMERICA is shedding manufacturing jobs at a startling pace, despite the current economic upturn.Job losses are piling up in nearly every state. In Ohio, 9,000 manufacturing jobs vanished from August 1992 to August 1993. Massachusetts lost 19,000 jobs;...
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Want Directions to Office? It's Right Next to Kitchen More Workers Stay at Home with the Aid of Computers, Modems, Faxes
JOHN LIFTON calls them "information independents." Robert Wurnstedt likes the label "lone eagles." Patricia Braus prefers the old-fashioned "freelancers." And New York State officially calls them "telecommuters."Whatever the label, these are the growing...
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When Service Means More Than a Smile
FROM dawn until nearly midnight these days, the sound of hammers, saws, and drills echoes through Boston's Prudential Center. Construction workers are racing the clock to complete a $100-million renovation in time for the grand opening.For more than...
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Worth Noting on TV
* THURSDAY</P><P>Baseball playoff (CBS, 8 p.m. to conclusion, E.T.): The Atlanta Braves face the Phillies at Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series. The pennant goes to the winner of four...
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