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 22, 1993

Africa Update
* US Exit From Somalia Slowed By UN Delays</P><P>THE United Nations has taken too long to send a military commander to Somalia, and Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali has dragged his heels on presenting his report on Somalia to the ...
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A Historic Compromise for South Africa A Compromise Agreement on Coalition Government Stems from a Recognition by the African National Congress That It Has Failed to Topple the White Regime by Force and the Government's Realization That It Can No Longer Rule Alone
THE decision by the African National Congress (ANC) to endorse five years of coalition rule after South Africa's first nonracial democratic elections next year is a watershed in the quest for a negotiated political settlement."The ANC decision is of...
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ANC Readies Its Funders to Lift Sanctions
THE African National Congress (ANC) has told its international supporters to prepare for the lifting of remaining trade and financial sanctions within the next few months.This means that South Africa could gain access to much-needed international capital...
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`Appreciate the Sea, Light, the Sky'
EUGENE BOUDIN (1824-1898) is one of those artists who has the slight misfortune always to be mentioned in connection with another artist with a far wider reputation. That other artist is the French Impressionist Claude Monet."I haven't forgotten," Monet...
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Battered Women's Defense Plea
IN a voice that faltered during parts of her opening staItement to the Massachusetts Advisory Board of Pardons last month, Patricia Hennessey chronicled the abuse she says led her to kill her ex-husband in self-defense in 1988.The battering started after...
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Business Says an Energy Tax Will Cost US Jobs, Jobs, Jobs
PRESIDENT Clinton promised "jobs, jobs, jobs" during the campaign, but several major United States industries claim that thousands of jobs are threatened by his call for sharply higher energy taxes.US airlines, which lost $4.5 billion in 1992, figure...
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Clinton Bid Wins Cautious Nod from US Public
THE first blush of response to President Clinton's economic program made clear that he had tapped the willingness of Americans - most of them - to pay something more to reduce the federal deficit.In the following few days, as the entire group of top...
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Defusing Rogue Weapons Outlawing Biological, Chemical Devices Not Easy
FOR more than a century, the world has been trying to outlaw especially horrifying weapons of mass destruction. It has not been easy. The Brussels Convention of 1874 and the Hague Declaration of 1899 proved ineffectual in preventing the more than 1 million...
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Don't Whine over Clinton's Energy Tax
I HAVE a journalist friend in Montana who says he has a sure-fire way to reduce the federal deficit: Put a 10-percent surtax on whining. When it comes to Bill Clinton's energy proposal, that's undoubtedly true.The president's proposed energy tax has...
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Events
UN AID CONVOY REACHES ZEPA IN BOSNIA</P><P>A United Nations aid convoy reached the eastern Bosnia Muslim settlement of Zepa yesterday after being allowed through a Serb blockade. The arrival of the convoy cleared the way for the lifting ...
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Haitian Ferry Tragedy Signals Infrastructure Woes Haitian Peasants Traveling to the Capital to Sell Produce Often Must Do So under Great Hardships
THE shipwreck of the Haitian ferry Neptune was the country's worst nautical disaster in the past 40 years. But observers warn that the decrepit state of Haiti's infrastructure could force a repeat of the incident.President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, from...
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Healing and Divine Mind
BILL Moyers's new series, "Healing and the Mind," premieres tonight on most public broadcasting stations in the United States. The nature of wholeness, the importance of the patient's active involvement in his own care, the link between the human mind...
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HOPE RISES in BAIDOA This Somali City, Once Synonymous with Despair, Today Symbolic of a Turnaround
THIS town has been called the City of Death, because it is located in what was the heart of Somalia's famine and civil-war zone. Thousands have died here of starvation or bullets in two years of anarchy.There is still no peace among rival Somali clans,...
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Japanese Concerned US Plan May Boost Calls for Concessions REACTION TO CLINTON PACKAGE
PRESIDENT Clinton's plan to cut the United States government deficit has put Japan on the defensive in ongoing talks in which each nation has demanded changes in the other's economy.Up until now, Japan has made almost all the compromises in negotiations...
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Markets Hold Steady Assessing Clinton Plan
THE eyes of official Washington will be on Wall Street this week. A good performance for stocks and bonds would be counted as a major plus for the White House, as it steps up its campaign to win approval for the new economic plan.Despite initial skittishness...
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Met Season Marked by Strong Stagings under Artistic Director James Levine, the Opera Company Is Working to Turn around Its Ultraconservative Image
THE Metropolitan Opera is having its artistically strongest season in years.Earlier, the company premiered "The Voyage," a Philip Glass opera. In November, it offered a radical rethinking of Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor" that set conservative operagoers'...
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Milestone Elections in Kenya
Regarding the Opinion page article "Stung by Opposition Gains, Kenya Regime Returns to Politics of Intimidation," Jan. 26: The author's critical demand for the donor countries to withhold much-needed aid until President Moi hands over power to FORD-Kenya,...
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NATO Eyes New Role in Bosnia but Doubts Emerge as Member Nations Order Large Troop Cutbacks
LIKE an officer with new orders tucked into his breast pocket, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization has a renewed determination as it prepares for its first high-profile mission in its new post-cold-war uniform: enforcement of a peace plan in Bosnia-Herzegovina.Especially...
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Officials Sound Alarm on Sudan, Citing Danger of Mass Starvation
AS food aid pours into Somalia, United States officials worry that a major humanitarian crisis is building in another East African nation: Sudan.Drought combined with increased fighting in the country's lengthy civil war has put 1.7 million Sudanese...
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Republican Right Wing Gathers to Bash Clinton, Look to 1996 Conservatives Meet in Record Numbers to Find That There Is Life - and Echoes of Past Unity - after the Presidency
CONSERVATIVE eyes are smiling.At first it might seem strange that the right wing of the Republican Party should have anything to be happy about. After all, a Republican president lost the last election, giving the Democrats control of both ends of Pennsylvania...
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Somalia and the Cycle of Arms Sales the US Has to Control the Spread of Conventional Arms to Areas of Conflict
FEW of the foreign-policy crises Bill Clinton inherited from George Bush is more instructive for future United States foreign policy than the ongoing humanitarian intervention in Somalia.There is widespread support for the immediate goal of US forces...
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South Africa's Bold Initiative for Nonracial Education
THANKS to apartheid, South Africa's black majority has long lacked educated professionals. Now a bold, new, controversial government-sponsored initiative promises to begin to remedy that cruel result of decades of white domination.Given the almost certain...
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Stagnating Money Supply Causes Renewed Concern Surprising Slowdown in Growth Could Hinder Economy in the Future
THE Clinton administration wants monetary action - not just words - from the Federal Reserve System.In testimony before the Senate Finance Committee Friday Fed chairman Alan Greenspan described President Clinton's economic program as "serious" and "credible."...
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The Democrats' Job
PRESIDENT Clinton continues to press his advantage after a historic speech last week to raise taxes, cut spending, and reduce the deficit. The president's town meetings in Michigan and Ohio and the media masterstroke of holding a televised children's...
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The Great American Scruples Test
THOSE who are still debating about Nannygate as if it were an isolated ethical issue may be missing the larger picture.The Clinton administration, to a degree still to be fully appreciated, rode into office on a wave of generational change - sounding...
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US Is Expected to Press Israel on Its Deportees the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Radical Hamas Group Appear to Back Egypt's Call for Israel to Renounce Deportation
UNITED States Secretary of State Warren Christopher arrives in Israel tonight to present an Egyptian plan, apparently backed by both the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the radical Islamic movement Hamas, to resolve the deportation crisis...
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US Should Adopt Policies Minimizing Nuclear Threat
PROLIFERATION of nuclear weapons will be one of the most difficult security problems confronting the Clinton administration. The US-led international nonproliferation system, symbolized by the 1968 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), is showing signs...
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Yeltsin Vows to Go Ahead with Russian Referendum If Legislature Deal Fails
AFTER taking tentative steps to reach a compromise on ending Russia's political crisis, the nation's executive and legislative leaders have returned to their trenches to continue the struggle for power.Efforts to agree on a quick constitutional deal...
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Young Activist Defends Abused Women Award Winner Seeks Pardons for Women Convicted of Killing Abusive Partners
EVERY day as Stacey Kabat drove home from her job as a battered-women's counselor at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution for Women in Framingham, Mass., the stories of 10 women played over and over in her mind like a broken record.The women, who...
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