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 10, 1994

An Alcohol Alert
DRINKING parties long have been a staple of college life on many campuses. Students widely regard them as a rite of passage, and a mostly benign one at that. Even parents sometimes express relief that their offspring are "only" drinking, rather than...
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Author Dispels Myth That Entrepreneurs Are Born, Not Made
COURTNEY PRICE says anyone can be an entrepreneur. The key is to teach people how."Entrepreneurship is a learned skill," says Ms. Price, director of the Institute of Entrepreneurship and Creativity of Metropolitan State College of Denver and a management...
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Bosnian Serbs Make a Business out of `Ethnic Cleansing'
THE plight of Muslims desperate to flee unrelenting persecution in Serb-held northern Bosnia-Herzegovina has become a big business worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.In the absence of international pressure on Bosnian Serb leaders to halt shootings,...
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British Ambassador: Discussions on Bosnia and Ireland
THE British ambassador to the United States, Sir Robin Renwick, met with Monitor editors in Boston after attending D-Day ceremonies in France this week. He commented on talks between President Clinton and British Prime Minister John Major, as well as...
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Business and Wall St. Eye the Fed Outlooks Differ on How Fast the US Economy Can Grow without Inflationary Problems
HOW fast is fast? What's the speed limit for the United States economy? Should everyone have a job who wants a job?These are the economic questions du jour, as President Clinton unpacks from his trip to Europe commemorating the 50th anniversary of D-Day.The...
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China's Stance Undermines US Strategy on N. Korean Sanctions
IT is growing increasingly clear that the Clinton administration will have a much harder time assembling a concerted international front on the North Korean nuclear issue than former President Bush did in confronting Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.A...
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Creating a Rainbow of Toys Multicultural Playthings Move onto the Shelves of Mainstream Stores
RACIAL integration has finally reached a critical area of young Americans' lives - the shelves of big toy retailers. This has not been a simple matter of bringing together dolls and other toys that represent different ethnic groups: Until fairly recently,...
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Data Super-Overload? Society's Biggest Need May Not Be More Information Delivered Faster
EVER since Vice President Gore introduced the information superhighway metaphor in a speech last year, the idea has been the object of mordant puns, but limited consideration has been given to the project's long-term costs or consequences. Yet the very...
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Democratic Chairman Rallies Defense of Clinton DAVID WILHELM
DEMOCRATIC Party national chairman David Wilhelm says his party's candidates for Congress should be extremely assertive this fall in defending the record of President Clinton and the Congress.Mr. Wilhelm, who spoke at a Monitor breakfast meeting with...
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Does Inflation Really Stand at Zero in US?
THE United States is close to price stability - really no inflation - and should remain there this year and next.That's one prediction. It is made by Michael Keran, chief economist of the Prudential Insurance Company of America.Another forecast, by Paul...
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Dunlop Panel Ideas Face Political Reality Check Slow Economic Growth and a Shortage of Blue-Collar Jobs Has Helped Heighten Tensions in the Workplace, Report Says
WILL the Dunlop Commission report - about the future of American worker-management relations - end up gathering dust on a shelf like so many previous reports by various government commissions?The commission, headed by former Labor Secretary John Dunlop,...
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Florida to Deport Immigrant Prisoners
TWO months after Florida sued the federal government for the cost of receiving illegal and legal immigrants, the state has become the first in the country to cut short prison sentences for undocumented immigrants.Florida will commute the sentences of...
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FREEZE FRAMES A Weekly Update of Film Releases
* NAKED IN NEW YORK - Life is full of opportunities for Jake and Joanne, and their problem is deciding which ones to pursue. Should they continue their ardent love affair, or should Jake concentrate on becoming a playwright while Joanne cultivates...
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From Grisham: A Race against A Mississippi Execution
THE chamber referred to in the title of John Grisham's latest legal thriller, "The Chamber," is not a judge's offices but the gas chamber in which Mississippi executions took place until recently.This is a Grisham legal novel with a difference: While...
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Governor Creates Vacuum in Louisiana
IN a political career filled with surprises, Gov. Edwin Edwards (D) of Louisiana revealed his biggest surprise yet June 7 when he announced that he would not seek a fifth term as Louisiana's chief executive next year.Mr. Edwards told lawmakers here in...
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Guatemalans Disillusioned by President's Record De Leon Has Negotiated Deal with Rebels, but Failures on Reform and Labor Unrest Sap Support
HUMAN rights advocate Ramiro de Leon Carpio took office determined to end the atrocities and instability that have haunted Guatemala for decades.But as his first year as president comes to an end, Mr. De Leon and his government are on the verge of collapse,...
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Harking Back to 4-H Hens
HAS the 4-H Club, like the Grange, dwindled for want of continuity amongst bucolic people? I ask because I've seen no 4-H Club news in our weekly newspaper of late, and I've just read that another Grange Hall has been wrecked to make a parking lot. Each...
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How Different D-Day Looked from Asian Shores
D-DAY commemorations on the Normandy beaches this week were an intimate occasion for the Western Allies. The Germans weren't invited. Nor, for different reasons, were the Russians, the Chinese, or the Japanese.The Germans were the enemy of 50 years ago....
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Illegals Flow into Arizona as US Squeezes Border
The United States-Mexico border seems to operate like a big, leaky dike. As soon as the US Border Patrol stops one stream of illegal aliens, another one - perhaps hundreds of miles away - opens up.A stream is flowing in Nogales, Ariz., after stepped-up...
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Italy's Media Ruler
It's paradoxical that RAI gives information contrary to what people want. There is no country in the world with a democratic government that allows a public service antithetical to that government.- Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, June...
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Marking Time in Caps, Gowns, and Conversations
LAST month I was in Nashville for my stepdaughter Estelle's graduation from college. The trip from Florida had been thrown together at the last minute.Even though my wife and I thought we had our act together, we didn't. Neither she nor I had called...
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Moscow Ready to Deploy Troops in Troubled Enclave of Georgia A Precedent for Quieting Troubled Borders or Renewed Expansionism?
AFTER months of negotiations, Russian troops are poised for deployment as peacekeepers in Georgia's secessionist province of Abkhazia, setting a precedent for Russian intervention into other conflicts in the former Soviet Union.Envoys from Russia and...
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National Teams Begin A Soccer Invasion Colombia's Fans Roar, but Where Are N. Ireland Supporters?
WHILE the D-Day invasion was being re-created on one side of the Atlantic last week, a peacetime invasion was under way on the other.National soccer teams from around the world began landing at American airports for the World Cup tournament, which begins...
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No Lack of Passion from Public on Clinton
The opinion-page column "Clinton's Hard Work Earns Needed Respect," May 3, states that, in the case of President Clinton's unspecified questionable Whitewater-related dealings, there just isn't enough "passionate drive" behind the press's scrutiny of...
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Presenters Announced for 48th Annual Tony Awards
Carol Burnett, Tony Danza, Madeline Kahn, Swoozie Kurtz, Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Martin Short, and Paul Sorvino have been added to the list of presenters for the 48th annual Tony Awards, to be broadcast Sun. June 12 (9-11 p.m., live EDT; delayed...
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Put Pen to Paper More Often, Study Says 1992 Writing Report Card Finds That Writing Skills Are Improved, but Not Much
GWEN Faulkner's fourth-grade classroom at the Harriet Tubman Elementary School here is not the American norm.Busy children are writing and illustrating stories about trips to the National Zoo and the Baltimore Aquarium. Unlike most fourth-grade classes,...
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Russian Parliament Resists Calls to Boost Military Budget DISGRUNTLED ARMY
RUSSIA'S financially strapped military has lost a bitter political battle after lawmakers in parliament's lower house voted to adopt a tight 1994 budget that provides for only an insignificant increase in defense spending.Deputies in the State Duma voted...
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The Mark Morris Company Trips the Light Fantastic
Come, and trip it as you goOn the light fantastic toeTHE quaint lines of this old English verse take on some very modern and energetic impulses when set to music and danced by the Mark Morris Dance Group. Add 27 performers in fluttering silk costumes,...
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Tony Nominee Soars into Spotlight Jere Shea's `Passion' Performance Confirms His Arrival as One of Broadway's Leading Actors
JERE SHEA hadn't a clue about theater when he was a child. Now, as the Tony-nominated lead in the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical "Passion," Broadway has practically become his second home.The role has taken him far from his suburban Boston base...
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Troubled by Rumors?
PROBABLY everyone hears rumors at one time or another--hints that a couple will get divorced, that jobs will be cut, that someone's ethics are questionable, that a government will fall. How do we deal with rumors? How do we keep rumors from hindering...
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TV Will Bring Americans an Uninterrupted World Cup ABC, ESPN Plan a No-Blink Strategy with `Billboard' Ads
FOUR years ago, Rick Davis, then an expert commentator on TNT's World Cup soccer telecasts, couldn't even get his own parents to stay tuned."They got so frustrated by the commercial interruptions that they turned me off and put on the local Hispanic...
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Ukraine's Eager Entrepreneurs Tap into US Venture-Capital Fund
FOR young Ukrainian entrepreneurs full of ideas but short on money, finding financial backers is the real challenge to their ingenuity.The country's 150 banks, still largely geared toward propping up state enterprises, are unfamiliar with such Western...
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Worth Noting on TV
* FRIDAY</P><P>NBA finals (NBC, 9 p.m., EDT to conclusion): In Game 2 of a best-of-seven series for the championship, the New York Knicks face the Houston Rockets in Houston's Summit. Houston won Game 1 on Wednesday night, 85 to 78. *...
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