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 April 12, 1993

As Jury Deliberates in King Case, Judge's Instructions Loom Large Defense, Prosecution Both Won Points in Wording of Jurors' Mandate. L.A. POLICE TRIAL
AS the jury in the Rodney King beating case begins its third day of deliberations today, trial watchers say each of the 12 members will have to resolve three main questions: What is "reasonable use of force?" What is guilt "beyond a reasonable doubt?"...
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Clinton Budget Looks to Long-Term Growth
PORING over the fine print in President Clinton's newly released $1.52 trillion budget for 1994, analysts are examining whether his plans for taxing and spending will result in promised job opportunities, productivity gains, and enhanced competitiveness.His...
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Dark Stirrings in Slovakia
THE struggle between President Boris Yeltsin and opposition forces in the Russian parliament may dominate headlines. But struggles are also taking place in other newly-independent states - like Slovakia.Unlike other countries of Central Europe, this...
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Deficit-Reduction Goals Fall in White House Plan Clinton Joins Many Presidents Who Underestimated Budget Growth
CANDIDATE Clinton did not come eagerly to the deficit issue. He was more interested in creating jobs and shifting the tax burden toward the rich. But Ross Perot changed that.The federal budget deficit has been an upward-moving target from the time President...
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Events
US VOWS TO ENFORCE IRAQ NO-FLY ZONE</P><P>The United States is determined to rigorously enforce the no-fly zones in Iraq, US officials said, after American fighter jets were shot at and attacked an Iraqi artillery battery in return. Iraq...
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Evidence from the Mouths of Babes
TWICE in as many weeks, American courtrooms recently were the scenes of dramatic episodes related to the sexual abuse of children. On March 26, an appeals court in New Jersey overturned the 1988 conviction of Margaret Kelly Michaels on 115 counts of...
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Fiery Flamenco Star Choreographer Balances Classic Style with Innovation
MARIA BENITEZ projects the persona of a supremely confident woman with a passion big enough to command center stage.As the founder and artistic director of "Teatro Flamenco," this American-born dancer is an intensely focused proponent of Spain's oldest...
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France's `Great Rendezvous' with the US
THE past several years have been difficult for France and the United States. Beginning with the Gulf crisis, through the disputes about NATO's future, and into a bitter conflict over a US-European Community GATT agreement on agriculture, French and American...
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French Workplace Courts Mediate Disputes in the Prud'hommes, Local Panels with Medieval Roots, Judges Elected by Workers and Bosses Dispense Efficient Justice
`CAN you demonstrate, Maitre, that Monsieur Barrabas actually made use of information provided by his wife, to the prejudice of her employer?"A dozen or so people sit in scattered rows facing the bench. Behind it, four judges, medallions hung around...
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Genocide's Crossroads
A MAIN lesson of history is how often leaders or nations realize too late how much has been lost by delay. Neville Chamberlain's pact with Hitler at Munich, allowing the German leader to take Czechoslovakia, was actually popular at the time. No one wanted...
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How Dignity Colors a Canvas
DEAN MITCHELL'S paintings are all about dignity. His portraits shimmer with it. Even his landscapes capture nature in its quiet composure - no grandeur, just simple dignity and grace in its light and air, trees and water. In his street scenes, just as...
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I Believe God
IT was one of those drizzly, cold, rainy Sunday afternoons in February. My family were all involved in activities away from home, so I had a little time to myself. Quiet time for reading -- or so I thought! I had been thinking about an idea that had...
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Investment Experts Applaud Lynch's Ideas Former Magellan Fund Manager Relied Partly on His Family to Guide Him to Companies Whose Stocks Rose Sharply
`BEATING the Street," the new book on picking stocks by financial guru Peter Lynch, is winning plaudits from many financial experts as well as reviewers.In addition to enjoying Lynch's sprightly and humorous writing, the experts praise Mr. Lynch for...
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Islam's Extremism Fundamentalists' Clout Overestimated by US, Others
AMERICAN policymakers and their Middle Eastern friends have become preoccupied with radical, political Islam as the latest threat to regional order. To them, Islamic "fundamentalism" has replaced communism and pan-Arab nationalism as a formidable anti-Western,...
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L.A. Braces Itself as King Trial Ends Apprehension, Anger, and Hope Mix in South Central as Koreans and Blacks Await Federal Verdict
WHILE the jury deliberates in the Rodney King trial, Pong Cha has been doing some deliberating of her own in the back of her photography studio in Koreatown. She is deciding which equipment to haul home for safekeeping in case violence breaks out when...
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Lynch: Old-Fashioned Legwork Is Key to Good Investing
AT a time when millions of individual investors have fled the stock market for alternative investments such as bonds, Peter Lynch remains a true believer in equities.For good reason: As chief investment manager of Fidelity Investments' Magellan Fund...
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Motor-Voter Bill: Making Voting Easy
The Opinion page article "Renew a License and Register to Vote?," March 30, goes too far toward making voting easy or perhaps irresponsible. Is going to the public library or the county seat really too burdensome? Or are we desperately trying to develop...
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Off-Broadway Play Explores Cost of Corporate Success
THREE HOTELS Play by Robin Baitz. At the Circle Repertory Company.IN his previous appearance on a New York stage, in Jon Robin Baitz's "The Substance of Fire," Ron Rifkin played a Holocaust survivor who had completely alienated his family and destroyed...
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Put Scholars before Dollars
THE American academic community has satisfied its curiosity about which college or university would break the $100,000 barrier for the cost of a diploma.Yale University has reluctantly (we hope) posted a figure for tuition, room, and board for the 1993-94...
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Renewal amid the Ruins Bombed and Shelled in 1988, a Somali City Struggles to Begin Its Daily Life Again
THIS northern Somali city, one of the most war-damaged in the world, is coming back to life.Somalis returning to the city, often with money earned abroad, are rebuilding homes and businesses from the rubble caused by three months of intense shelling...
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Russian Region Fires Its President in Attack on Executive Ower MOSCOW WATCHES MORDOVIA
WITH its dirty streets and blocks of gray, prefabricated apartments, Saransk hardly stands out among other cities in the Russian heartland.But this capital of the Mordovian autonomous region, about 300 miles east of Moscow, has become a key battleground...
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Scholar Sees Connections between Literature and Political Legitimacy
IN "Prejudices" (1919), the splenetic American journalist and social critic H. L. Mencken wrote: "A great literature is chiefly the product of inquiring minds in revolt against the immovable certainties of the nation.""Culture and Imperialism" is Edward...
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Soon: Get a Movie, Buy Goods Via TV
NEW pricing regulations will pinch the cable television industry, but not enough to wake it up from its exciting dream for the future.If the industry is correct, it is on the verge of building a network that will offer consumers brand new services: movies...
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South Africa Strives for Calm after Black Leader's Murder HERO OF `LOST GENERATION'
SOUTH Africa's main negotiating parties have moved swiftly to prevent Saturday's assassination of popular black leader Chris Hani from leading to a collapse of the country's constitutional talks.Nelson Mandela, president of the African National Congress...
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UN Credibility on the Line as Serbs near Srebrenica Bosnians Seek UN Troop Deployment in Town to Prevent Serb Capture
THE Bosnian Serb siege on the eastern Muslim town of Srebrenica has become the most crucial challenge encountered by the international operations in war-ravaged Bosnia-Herzegovina.Most important is saving the lives of the estimated 40,000 residents and...
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UN to Tighten Sanctions as Bosnia's Serbs Advance
CAN anything short of outside military intervention halt the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina and persuade Bosnian Serbs to give up a major chunk of the land they have captured?Diplomats here hope that NATO's enforcement, starting today, of the United Nations...
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US Budget Appendix Is Guide to Minutiae Your Tax Dollars Subsidize Rifle Practice, Honesty in Seed Selling - a Letter from Washington
YOU are about to plant the nasturtium seeds you bought at the hardware store when doubt overwhelms you. You peer into the package. They don't look right. They should be bigger. Maybe these are marigolds. Maybe they're bits of gravel. Maybe you got gypped.You...
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Weary of War, Turkish Kurds Try Talking If a Cease-Fire Brings a Political Accommodation for Turkey's Kurds, It Could Lead to Similar Reconciliations for Kurds in Iran and Iraq
IN a remote mountain valley a few hundred yards across the Iraqi border into Iran, Comrade Cicek sits near her tent encampment with some of the 400 women guerrillas she helps train for the task of liberating Kurdistan.Cicek - her name means "flower"...
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