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 July 28, 1994

Abuse of Elderly, Even by Adult Children, Gets More Attention and Offical Concern
THE nightmare of abuse ended for a 70-year-old woman when the police in a Midwestern city found her bruised and hungry at home. Unable to withstand the fists of her alcoholic husband anymore after 40 years, she had finally asked a neighbor to call for...
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A Dinner for Dignitaries
THEY were dubbed Boston's culinary dream team.Eighteen of Boston's top chefs assembled by Julia Child cooked dinner for the nation's governors, their spouses, and other dignitaries as part of the official welcome to the 86th National Governors Association...
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Affiliate Reshuffling Reflects TV Networks' New Strength
BEGINNING this fall, an estimated 40 percent of United States television viewers may suddenly have trouble finding "Seinfeld," "NYPD Blue," "Northern Exposure," and other favorite network shows.A loosening of federal regulations and increased competition...
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All the Talk of Stephen Sondheim Misses the Heart of the Matter for All His Complexity, He Reveres Broadway-Musical Traditions
STEPHEN SONDHEIM is credited - or in some quarters decried - for taking the American musical where it's never been before. With two successful shows in New York right now - "Passion," winner of this year's Tony Award for best musical, and "Merrily We...
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A Sensible Comet Watch
CIENTISTS have warned of the theoretical hazards of wayward asteroids and comets. Jupiter's encounter with the real thing brings those warnings into focus.It also gives a sense of reality to legislation voted by the House Committee on Science, Space,...
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Blacks Joust for Justice in Voting Districts Suit in Florida Challenges At-Large Method of Selecting Judges as Unconstitutional
BLACKS and Hispanics in Dade County, Fla., filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the method by which circuit and county court judges are elected. The plaintiffs said the at-large election of judges and their use of runoff primaries diluted the voting strength...
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Bosnian Serbs Taunt UN, Cut off Sarajevo
AS the international community contemplates carrying out threats of punitive action after the Bosnian Serb rejection of their take-it-or-leave-it peace plan, the Serbs seem intent on showing the five greatest world powers who is boss in the Balkans.Since...
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Both Sides Are at Fault in Business vs. Media Antagonism
THE mutual hostility between business executives and journalists is well known. Many leaders of industry see media people as liberal and adversarial do-gooders who know little about the practical world of business. Many reporters perceive business people...
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Events
FINANCIAL CRISIS HITS RUSSIA Thousands of investors camped outside Russia's largest investment company in Moscow and St. Petersburg yesterday, and many tried to dump their stock at almost any price. It was the worst private financial crisis in post-Soviet...
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Firm Offers Public Huge Returns, but Government Calls It Illegal Investigation of MMM Leaves Investors Desperate to Redeem Shares. RUSSIA'S NEW INVESTORS
FOR a country desperately in need of heroes, Sergei Mavrodi might just be Russia's new revolutionary superstar.Last week, few Russians had ever heard of Mr. Mavrodi, president of the country's largest investment firm. But this week, after authorities...
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Italian Premier under Fire for Conflict of Interest
INVESTIGATING magistrates in Milan are focusing their latest probes on Fininvest, the business empire owned by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.They have ordered the arrest of two Fininvest managers and Mr. Berlusconi's brother, Paolo, and the search...
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Jews in Britain Decry Inadequate Security after Bomb Attacks
BRITAIN'S 300,000-strong Jewish community wants the government to tighten border controls to prevent Islamic extremists from carrying out actions believed to be part of an international terrorist campaign.Pressure for a crackdown came after two bomb...
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Kidder Scandal Widens as Disgraced Trader Implicates Management
CALL it the little scandal that won't go away. Just when it looked as if General Electric Company finally had the trading scandal at its investment subsidiary, Kidder, Peabody & Co., under control, Kidder is back on the business pages.Some new allegations,...
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Leaders or Loudmouths? Results of All-Female Colleges
In the article "All Women, With No Apologies," July 12, Janet McKay, president of Mills College, makes a good point when she states that all-female colleges help young women develop confidence in themselves. Many women in elected offices are good examples...
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Men's Tennis Tour Makes Rules Less Rigid
TENNIS, as a spectator sport, has come under serious scrutiny recently. In May, Sports Illustrated ran a cover story with the headline, "Is Tennis Dying?" Other media reports have echoed SI's concern, suggesting that tennis is losing its grip - that...
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Mexican Challenger Tries to Light Voters' Fires after Soaring to the Top of Presidential Polls in May, Fernandez Dropped from Public View. He Now Hopes a Media Blitz Can Restore His Prospects for Ending the Ruling Party's 65-Year Rule
DARK eyes flashing, stabbing the air with his finger, Diego Fernandez de Cevallos is doing what he does best: attack and counterattack."As I predicted, as our strength grows ... there comes a cavalcade of insults, slander, defamation, and lies," growls...
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Only Clinton Can Energize the Summit of the Americas White House Should Address Issues of Timing, the Climate Created by Haiti, and US Silence on Regional Free Trade
THE Clinton administration's decision last year to convene the Summit of the Americas - the first meeting of Western Hemisphere presidents and prime ministers in more than a generation - was a bold and important initiative. Coming immediately after Congress...
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Press Time for the Great Outdoors Three New Adventure Magazines, Each Aimed at a Different Audience, Dive into the Competition for the Growing Leisure Market. but Their Survival Is Far from Guaranteed in a Tough Media Industry
A RUN of new outdoor-travel magazines promising self-discovery, innovative adventure sports, and the pristine wonder of the Rockies has rolled off the presses.Escape, Over the Edge, and Rocky Mountain Magazine report good early returns as they aim to...
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Quayle Warms Up for '96, Targets Bush Aides and Media
ON July 14, Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala told a congressional hearing that TV character Murphy Brown, played by Candice Bergen, should not have had a child out of wedlock.There was little reaction.Two years ago, then-Vice President...
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Shop Owners in Hungary Worry about Their Future Some Band Together to Better Withstand Powerful Foreign Competition
THE shelves of Jozsef Krupp's corner food store are well stocked. There's a steady stream of customers, and the electronic cash register crackles as it rings up sales.But as he sits in a cramped office above his shop, Mr. Krupp doesn't revel in his current...
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Sinn Fein's Dissembling
THE equivocal July 24 reply of Sinn Fein, the political wing of the Irish Republic Army, to a call from the British and Irish governments to renounce violence and join peace talks on Northern Ireland, sounded strangely familiar here.Only days earlier...
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Spending Summer Evenings on a Chicago Stoop
randma's wicker chair was always the first sign of summer in our house. "Outside," she would command on that first night of warm weather in Chicago. Obligingly, I would pick up the chair and move it. This was before VCR's, of course, and before video...
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Tunes of Many Lands and a Bevy of Beats Ethnic Sounds Mingle with Pop and Rock at WOMAD Fest
IF any event symbolizes the diversity and growing appeal of world music, it certainly would be WOMAD (World of Music, Arts & Dance).The traveling festival, founded by musician-artist Peter Gabriel, is an all-day multicultural celebration, which has been...
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Tutsis Detail Plans for Rwanda
AS Rwanda's new leaders plunge into the task of setting up a government, they are coming under international scrutiny on three issues: refugees, composition of the new government, and elections.Their response reveals, at least at the top, a spirit of...
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US Builds `Air Bridge' to Rwanda Aid Effort, Relying on Airlift Capability, Would Be Largest Ever Attempted by US Military
THE military effort to aid Rwandan refugees will likely end up as the most complicated humanitarian operation in Pentagon history, according to US officials. Plans call for quick erection of an "air bridge" of cargo routes stretching from the United...
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US Must Build on Success in Dealing with Yemen Supporting Unity Was Right; Now America Should Give Postwar Aid
AFTER two months of ferocious fighting, the civil war in Yemen is over. Three days after government forces captured Aden, the largest southern city, forcing the southern leaders to flee Yemen to the neighboring states of Oman and Djibouti, President...
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Whom Does God Love?
I GREW up believing that God is Love, as the Bible teaches, but it was some time before I gave serious thought to what that meant. God's love is simply a given. I'd experienced the healing power of God's love. At such times, His love seemed so strong...
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Y'all Come Back, Mr. Sun as Rains Pour after Tropical Storm Alberto, Atlanta Keeps Decorum, Even in Outdoor Concerts
EARLY on a recent Friday evening, several managers and employees of the popular Cheesecake Company restaurant in the upscale Atlanta neighborhood of Buckhead gathered on the outdoor patio to make an important business decision.The decision - whether...
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