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 September 20, 1993

After Ford Deal Is Done, Chrysler, GM Up Next GM Needs to Negotiate a More Flexible Contract with the UAW
THE Ford Motor Company's tentative contract with the United Autoworkers Union (UAW) will face its first challenge early this week when the UAW's 200-member Ford National Bargaining Council decides whether or not to endorse it.Council approval would almost...
Boston Mayoral Election Will Narrow Field to Two
FOLLOWING a fleeting 4-1/2 month campaign, Boston's mayoral candidates will be put to their first major political test in tomorrow's preliminary election.In the wake of a dizzying summer of debates, rallies, neighborhood visits, and house parties, the...
Conscience Calls A 1970s Radical to Face Her Past
AFTER surrendering in Boston suddenly last Wednesday to face a murder and bank-robbery charge from 23 years ago, former campus radical Katherine Ann Power sits in jail awaiting her first of two sentencing dates on Sept. 24.Over the weekend, policemen...
Entertainment Firms Ride Merger Wave in US and Abroad
THE merger and acquisition mania of the late 1980s is back in at least one industry as entertainment companies scramble to transform themselves into broad-based global media and information companies.The new wave of mergers - involving the cumulative...
Events
COURT ALLOWS FOR DEMJANJUK DEPARTURE An Israeli Supreme Court justice yesterday lifted a restraining order delaying John Demjanjuk's deportation, clearing the way for him to leave the country, Justice Ministry spokeswoman Etty Eshed said. Justice...
Focus on Flash Floods
HURRICANES can be devastating. Large-scaleflooding can seem overwhelming. They certainly catch national attention. But weather news generally misses the most dangerous natural hazard of all: flash floods.According to the American Meteorological Society...
From World Pariah to Statesman: Arafat's Four Decades of Struggle
BEHIND the khaki fatigues, the black-and-white checkered headdress, and the stubbly beard - the trademarks of Yasser Arafat - lies a restless soul determined to go down in history as the savior of the Palestinian people.But after four decades of struggle,...
Gaza Factions Tense over Self-Rule Islamists Pose the Greatest Challenge the PLO Will Establish to Civil Authority
RIVAL Palestinian factions, nervous about civil war, are pledging to keep their disagreements over the peace deal with Israel from erupting into bloodshed. But as they look ahead to autonomy in the Israeli-occupied Gaza Strip, militants on both sides...
Georgian Leader Blames Russia for Renewed Fighting `STOP THE EXECUTION'
THE collapse of a cease-fire in the civil war in the former Soviet republic of Georgia is straining Russia's claims to be a peacekeeper in the turbulent Transcaucasus.Russian Defense Minister Pavel Grachev admitted Saturday he failed in his attempt last...
Global Warming Warning: Not Just for Rich Nations
WHENEVER the problem of global warming comes up in a discussion, the talk inevitably centers on how to force industrialized nations to reduce their emissions of "greenhouse" gases.The implication is that the affluent Western nations are the predominant...
Health-Care Battle: All Hands on Deck Series: REFORMING HEALTH CARE. Second in a Series of Articles on President Clinton's Health-Care Plan
FLIP through recent copies of Roll Call, a Capitol Hill newspaper, and you'll see the tip of a public-relations iceberg.A full-page advertisement funded largely by health insurers tells us that, in fact, their industry supports just about every aspect...
Land Management and Regional Politics
TAKE the 11 contiguous states west of the 100th meridian, discount the two most populous (California and Washington, which are largely urban), and you get a vast expanse of real estate with less than 7 percent of the country's population rattling around...
Light Shining through Darkness
THERE are painters who are masters of light - and painters who are masters of darkness.This is not necessarily a matter of moral symbolism. But neither is it simply to do with technique.The 19th-century French Impressionists, for example, as masters...
NAFTA Dispute Divides Ranks of Middle Class for Many in Michigan, the Free-Trade Pact Is a Litmus Test for Confidence in the Future
MUCH of Michigan distrusts free trade. Two oil embargoes, a Japanese auto invasion, and the steady loss of high-paid manufacturing jobs have rattled its confidence in such open-border policies.Small wonder, then, that former presidential candidate Ross...
Negotiating with Eyes Open Closing Loopholes Can Help Ensure That the PLO-Israel Pact Leadsto Peace
THE dramatic scenes of reconciliation generated by the historic handshake between PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat and Israeli Premier Yitzhak Rabin touched people throughout the world and brought to the forefront the latent power of human decency when a proper...
Northeast Tries to Avoid Northwest's Forest Discord Series: SPECIAL REPORT. MANAGING FORESTS. Part 2 of an Ocasional Series. Second of 2 Articles Appearing Today
AFTER three years of study, a report has been released outlining possible strategies for the future of the Northern Forest.Advocates on all sides of the issue say the study's recommendations present an opportunity to avoid the polarization that has erupted...
Postal Service Addresses Its Future Management Woes, Competition, and High-Tech Upheaval Challenge Nation's Largest Civilian Employer Series: COVER STORY. Postal Service Addresses Its Future. Only Article Appearing Today
BOSTON'S cavernous General Mail Facility, tucked between the faded majesty of old South Station and the murky Fort Point Canal, represents what the United States Postal Service has been and what it aspires to be.It's an industrial setting, parts of it...
Race for Olympic Site Is Down to the Wire
THE vote that Olympic-watchers have long awaited - the one that determines the host city for the 2000 Games - takes place in Geneva on Thursday. The suspense is extra thick because of Beijing's no-holds-barred bid to win the assignment and strong efforts...
School Choice in East Harlem
THE school-choice debate has only recently caught the public's attention. Yet an unassuming district in New York City has been offering its students a choice of schools for more than a decade.By telling the story of East Harlem's District Four in "Miracle...
Selective Logging Challenges Clear-Cutting A New Logging Technique Is Said to Be More Forest-Friendly and Perhaps Less Costly Than Knocking Down All the Trees in an Area Series: SPECIAL REPORT. MANAGING FORESTS. Part 2 of an Occasional Series. First of 2 Articles Appearing Today
AROUND Bob McMinn's kitchen table, a revolution in logging techniques is being planned.The plotters are members of the Ecoforestry Institute Society. They want to log Mr. McMinn's 300 acres of forest near the provincial capital using sustainable methods...
Talk Is Not Cheap
OPRAH WINFREY is reported to have earned $98million over a period of two years, which figures out to about $1 million a week, or $200,000 a day.Talk is not cheap. But neither is it scarce. Talking heads of one variety or another are filling the TV screen...
Texas Lake Is a Laboratory for Students at Caddo Lake, Pupils from Nearby Colleges Can Combine Their Majors with Ecological Research
COLLEGE students with majors as different as English, biology, and business have found a way to combine their academic interests with environmental studies. Using Caddo Lake as a living laboratory, students from nearby colleges in northeastern Texas...
US Needs to Support Global Tropical-Timber Agreement
ON Oct. 4, renegotiation of the International Tropical Timber Agreement will resume. The ITTA is a commodity agreement among the 49 country members of the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO). The renegotiation offers an opportunity for...
With Dinosaurs at Door, French Cry `Cultural Invasion' to Protect `Civilization,' France Aims to Oppose Easing of Global Trade in Video and Film
IN England, some children are so accustomed to American crime movies that they expect, if ever arrested, to be told, "You have the right to remain silent" - as guaranteed under United States law.In Belgium, many moviegoers identify more closely with...
Worthy of God's Help
DOES God ever give up on anyone? Can anyone ever be beyond God's help? I used to wonder about questions such as these. Here's how I found out that God will always help each one of us--even if others (or we ourselves) think we've done something irresponsible. ...
Yeltsin Rehires Radical Reformer, Launches Assault on Parliament
RUSSIAN President Boris Yeltsin's promised fall offensive against his political foes finally started rolling last week, marked by the return to government of reform architect Yegor Gaidar.But no sooner had the initial assault been completed than Mr....