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 1, 1993

A Day Spent across THE MEXICAN BORDER
THE hills of Tijuana appear before we reach the border. They are not manicured green, covered with ice plant in all its various neon colors as are our hills in San Diego. No, they are raw, brown, and look like large sleeping animals.As I have done probably...
After Five Terms, Bradley Says Goodbye to L.A
ON a smoggy day in downtown Los Angeles, Mayor Tom Bradley looks out his third-floor office at a horizon filled with skyscrapers. Inside, adorning his desk, bookshelves, and walls are dozens of Asian artifacts from Japanese dolls to Chinese vases and...
After `Yakuza' Threat, Japanese Businesses Breathe Sigh of Relief
A RECORD 1,901 Japanese companies, or a majority of firms on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, held their annual shareholders' meeting Tuesday.This peculiar collective action on one day may mark the beginning of the end for Japan's long recession, says business...
An Actor of Many Parts Richard Chamberlain Talks about His Latest Role in `My Fair Lady'
EARLY in his career, Richard Chamberlain recognized the benefits of trying all kinds of roles in all kinds of media. "I didn't want to be stuck in a rut," says the actor, who came perilously close to that during five years in the 1960s as television's...
Beijing Identifies a Scapegoat for China's Economic Troubles Central Bank Head Is Forced out as Scandals, Inflation Fuel Uncertainty
CHINA is struggling to address widening financial disarray and forestall a looming economic crisis.Confronting runaway inflation, supercharged growth, and a plummeting currency, the government is expected to announce later this week that Li Guixian,...
Book Browsing under the Sun
MOST summer days, Copley Square in Boston's Back Bay attracts three groups of people: office workers eating brown-bag lunches by the fountain, teenage boys skateboarding on the sidewalk, and sun-lovers relaxing on the grass.For two days in June, this...
Bradley: Proudest of New Opportunities for Minorities INTERVIEW
Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley spoke with the Monitor about his five terms in office.* On term limits for mayor and city council, adopted in November:"I think term limits nationally, at state and local levels, will result in some problems for government...
Cambodian Factions Step Back from Brink of Renewed Civil War Signs of Compromise from Khmer Rouge Are Breathing New Life into Peace Process
THE royalist party and the onetime Communist regime of Prime Minister Hun Sen have set aside hostilities from 13 years of civil war to move toward uniting Cambodia, agreeing on an interim government and pressuring Khmer Rouge guerrillas to rejoin the...
China's Uncertain Course Assessments of Beijing's Future Clouded by Unease over How It Will Handle Taiwan, Hong Kong
THROUGHOUT the length and breadth of Asia and the Pacific basin, one imponderable exercises the thinking of government leaders, politicians, businessmen, military experts, and other policymakers.It is China and the unpredictability of its future course.Sixty...
Coal Strikes Continue as Talks Falter, Then Stop
THIS stretch of suburban Pittsburgh - across the street from a drugstore and shopping mall - is an unusual spot for a picket line. But there it is: Four coal miners, sitting on lawn chairs, holding signs, picketing the headquarters of Consol Inc. - the...
Croat and Serb Froces Appear to Fight Together
MUSLIM-LED government troops apparently tried to counter fierce attacks by combined Croat and Serb forces yesterday in a key cluster of cities northwest of Sarajevo.It was unclear if they succeeded.Fighting was "extremely grave" around Muslim-dominated...
Deals, Double Deals in the War on Drugs,
ROBERT DARIAS had fallen on hard times. He had been convicted of evading taxes on real-estate profits and owed the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) more than $200,000. Desperate for money, he offered to spy on drug traffickers for the United States government.Darias's...
Events
JUDGE DERAILS FREE TRADE AGREEMENT A federal judge yesterday derailed the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada that President Clinton has insisted Congress approve by January. US District Judge Charles R. Richey ruled that the...
Grand-Hotel Glamour Revived in New York I.M. Pei's Design for the New Four Seasons Hotel Recaptures Bygone Era
THE 33-foot high marble columns in the lobby look so monumental that you may think you've stepped into a museum. In a way, you have.New York's Four Seasons Hotel, located on one of midtown Manhattan's most fashionable shopping streets, is the Big Apple's...
Hyundai Offers Training for Inner-City Youths L.A. Program Recognized as Example for Other Cities and Industries
AT the Kim Hankey Hyundai dealership here, 20-year-old Elias Salas buries his head under the hood of a blue Excel SE. Born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, Mr. Salas is a graduate of one of the first successful training and job placement programs...
Loosening the Knot on Tradtion Celebrity-Designed Ties Lend Dash to Menwear, and Give a Boost to Causes Such as Environmental Preservation
FOR a growing number of American men, the familiar look of traditional neckwear - stripes, solids, medallions - is giving way to ties with an attitude.Bold colors and big patterns, based on everything from television cartoon shows to celebrity paintings,...
Military Base Closures Not Catastrophes Communities That Avoid Panic and Quickly Seek Alternatives Are Likely to Weather the Storm and Find New Enterprises
CONSIDER the plight of Charleston, S.C. With a strong record of job creation and economic development, Charleston was a Southern city on the rise. Then the federal government landed on Charleston like a ton of bricks. On March 15, half a dozen Charleston...
Mining Firms Deplore British Columbia Park Environmentalists Welcome Huge New Wilderness Preserve Next to Alaskan Panhandle for Hikers and Grizzlies
THE score is grizzly bears one, mining industry zero.The creation of a huge new wilderness park on the edge of the Pacific means that British Columbia's mining industry has lost a major battle with the environmental movement. The preserve, saved for...
Mitchell Faults Budget Critics Senate Majority Leader Says Groups Have Confused Public about Cost of Economic Plan
OPPONENTS of the economic plan working its way through Congress have confused middle-income Americans about how they will be personally affected by the plan, Senate majority leader George Mitchell (D) of Maine told a Monitor breakfast yesterday."There...
New L.A. Mayor Riordan Promises to Be Accessible, Govern in Consensus Style
WHEN he won a narrow, 8-point victory over opponent Michael Woo in the June 11 runoff election here, Republican Mayor-elect Richard Riordan acknowledged openly that he had lots of learning to do. The well-known political activist and businessman is a...
Paintings That Celebrate the `World in a Grain of Sand'
A BEAM of light illumines a strange green forest. At once familiar and bizarre, this "other world" lies hidden in the grass. It is all lush green suffused with golden light. The painting, "Annunciation" by Ron Trujillo, is more realistic than a photograph,...
Pasadena Residents Take a Stand for Books
LIBRARIES seem to be one of the most imperiled institutions in a time of recession, but it is also when they inspire extraordinary shows of support.Consider the case of Flora, Ill., whose residents recently raised $300,000 in 20 months to build a new...
Presidential Lessons Learned from the Past
The column "Wilson's Lessons for Clinton," May 19, was right on the mark. Both Woodrow Wilson and Bill Clinton assumed office as liberal democrats whose party had not occupied the White House for many years. Both were elected in three-way races with...
Rains Pelt Farm Belt
THE hillsides are as wet as the bottom land in Dalen Miller's field in Dumount, Iowa."It's saturated ground top to bottom. It can't drain," said Mr. Miller, one of many Midwest farmers who have been unable to plant because of heavy rain that has swelled...
Restart for Head Start
AMERICAN public education added a new dimension in 1965. Called Head Start, it was a product of the civil rights movement, and it promised to loosen the shackles of discrimination and poverty for many disadvantaged children.Aimed originally at pre-schoolers...
Role-Swapping, All in the Family
SAY the words "role reversal" and most people think of couples trading places - husbands assuming the role of full-time parents and wives becoming full-time breadwinners. Far more common, if less trendy, is another approach involving intergenerational...
Safe Travel in Love
NEWS media reports of carjackings in the United States and of assaults on travelers often create an atmosphere of fear and anxiety. Yet we are not helpless before such accounts--as I discovered some months ago. I was planning a trip through an area that...
Sizing Up the Front-Runners the Intrigue-Filled Season for Choosing Mexico's Ruling Party Presidential Candidate Is under Way
THE presidential succession silly season is well upon us.From the street venders of elote (steamed corn on the cob) to the fancy-suited in posh Polanco (Mexico City's Rodeo Drive), everyone has a theory about who will fill the shoes of President Carlos...
Solo Hosts Benefit from Relaxed Rules
PASTA, potluck, and picnics: These are a few of a single entertainer's favorite things."Whenever I have friends come over, undoubtedly they get some sort of pasta dish because it's easy," says Pam Alexander, a financial analyst at Ford Motor Company...
Supreme Court's 1992-93 Legacy: A Zigzag Course Narrow Decisions Leave Others to Fill in Gaps. A STATE OF FLUX
DURING the Supreme Court's 1992-93 term, which ended this week, the justices handed down potentially important rulings in areas ranging from redistricting to church-state relations. But the term was as notable for what the court did not do as for what...
That's Entertainment?
FINALLY.After years of escalating violence on television - and growing public complaints about that violence - the four networks will no longer be able to shrug their corporate shoulders and get away with simply saying, "That's entertainment."Possibly...
The New Human Rights Calculus
THE World Conference on Human Rights, which ended last weekend in Vienna, raised anew the question of what role human rights should play in United States foreign policy. Most of the talk in Vienna spread more confusion than clarity.It will help to sort...
To the Trendy Music Television Generation Designer Todd Oldham Is the Guru of Style
NEW York's fashion food chain begins with MTV. Designers watch it in a feeding frenzy once reserved for old movies. Fashion editors tune in as a way to stay channeled to The Next Big Thing. (New Yorker magazine writer Holly Brubach says she watches an...
UN Keeps Arms Embargo, Sends More Peacekeepers
THE United Nations Security Council will stay with its economic sanctions against Serbia and Montenegro and press on with its plans to protect six Muslim enclaves in Bosnia-Herzegovina by sending 7,500 more peacekeepers.After a debate this week, the...
US-Japan Economic Framework Splinters Poor Results in Talks May Force US to Rethink Approach
NEXT Tuesday, on his second trip abroad as president, President Clinton will arrive in Tokyo without having clinched a broad agreement from Japan to boost imports from the United States and thereby create hundreds of thousands of new American jobs.Mr....
Worth Noting on TV
* THURSDAY</P><P>Wimbledon (NBC, 1-5 p.m. and 12:50-2:50 a.m.): Women's semifinals from the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club in London.</P><P>Alive TV (PBS, 10-10:30 p.m.): In case you doubted there was such a thing...