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 December 3, 1993

A Maestro Who Electrifies Listeners in Concert Halls and on Recordings, Georg Solti Has Changed the Way the World Hears Classical Music
WHEN Sir Georg Solti receives his Kennedy Center Honor this Sunday in a ceremony at the Opera House of the Kennedy Center in Washington, it will be the fullest recognition to date of the impact this remarkable conductor has had on classical music in...
Anticipating Aid for the Palestinians
IN the months since the Middle East peace agreement, those of us involved in humanitarian efforts in East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza are waiting with excitement and not a little trepidation for the goodwill displayed on the White House lawn to...
As the World Shrinks Executives Hone Language Abilities
THE foreign language industry is booming, as more American executives jump on the bilingual bandwagon to do business across the border and overseas.Berlitz International Inc., headquartered in Princeton, N.J., reports that enrollment among executives...
Big Airlines Will Land at L.A., but Dispute Is Still Up in the Air A Key Question: Can Airport Revenues Pay for Local Services?
WHAT fees airlines pay to land at airports is one of those arcane issues usually worked out by faceless bureaucrats, mercifully behind closed doors. It is not the stuff of a David Letterman Top Ten list.But a dispute between major air carriers and the...
Britain's Secret IRA Talks Put Ireland on Hot Spot December Negotiations between Reynolds and Major Will Be Crucial
BRITAIN and the Irish Republic now accept the need for long and detailed negotiations between them before a solution to the problem of Northern Ireland can emerge. But serious constitutional sticking points still lie across their path.After weeks of...
Confronting the Unexpected with Truth
ONE day I drove toward a parking lot exit leading to the main street. At an intersection, a man on a bicycle came from behind a high, thick hedge and banged right into the side of my car. There he was--sitting on the pavement rubbing his ribs. ...
Cuba Markets Its Sports Expertise Coaches and Athletes Now Work in Some 40 Countries to Earn Hard Currency
AFTER 30 years on the sidelines, communist Cuba wants to cash in on its sports talent. You won't find anything so crass as a "Sports Us" or "Rent-A-Coach" sign posted at the Cuba's National Sports Institute in Havana. But Cuban coaches and some athletes...
Debt-for-Nature Swap Proposed between Uncle Sam and Loggers
DEBT-FOR-NATURE swaps usually are associated with third-world countries too poor to protect their natural environment. But now the concept is being suggested for northern California, where the long-standing fight to preserve old-growth redwoods has taken...
Democracy: Up to the Challenge
THE Britain whose government Margaret Thatcher was chosen to head in 1979 faced a host of intractable problems. The former prime minister might readily be indulged if she complained a bit about the "terrible burdens" she inherited. But in her recently...
Food Distribution in Rwanda Has Improved
The article "Refugee Relief in Rwanda Stymied by Fraud, Abuse, Inappropriate Donations," Nov. 5, is misleading.The problem of food resales by local authorities and by beneficiaries themselves has improved significantly since the author was here in August.The...
Former Judge Warns of Authoritarian Rule in Russia
THE former head of Russia's Constitutional Court has warned that Russia has become an "authoritarian regime" intolerant of dissent. He was suspended Wednesday by his colleagues for criticizing President Boris Yeltsin's draft constitution."What kind of...
For World Economy, the Worst of Recession Has Passed
FOR many nations, the worst of the economic slump is over."The world economy has bottomed out," notes Rudi Dornbusch, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) economist who takes a monthly look at global economic trends for a number of corporations.After...
GOP's Turn to Cry Fraud - in Pennsylvania Election in State Senate Contest, a Republican Had Won until the Absentee Ballots Were Counted. Now a Federal Investigation Is under Way
TIS the season for political parties to cry "Fraud."First it was the Democrats. They claimed Republicans had stolen the New Jersey governor's race in November by shelling out hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash to suppress the minority vote. Unable...
Gore's Message to Mexico Is Warm and Neighborly
VICE President Al Gore Jr. was part peacemaker, part mechanic, and part neighborly next-door-neighbor on his visit to Mexico.He smoothed over feathers ruffled during the rancorous debate over the North American Free Trade Agreement, tinkered with details...
Great Reads to Wrap and Unwrap
THE GARDENS OF SPAIN. Photographs by Michael George, Text by Consuelo M. Correcher Harry N. Abrams, 200 pp., $60 THE SOUTH: A TREASURY OF ART AND LITERATURE Edited by Lisa Howorth, Hugh Lauter Levin Assoc./ Macmillan, 368 pp., $75 THE PENGUIN...
Haiti's Future
THE United States-supported drive to reinstate Haiti's democratically elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, in office is not at the top of many newscasts these days.Nevertheless, the situation of the Roman Catholic priest who is being deprived of...
Helping Homeless with Coupons, Not Cash Many Cities Are Adopting Programs to Make Sure That Handouts to the Homeless Are Used for Food or Clothing, Not Drugs or Alcohol
CITIES across the country are embracing a new idea to deal with the homeless problem: helping panhandlers through coupons instead of coins.Boston is the latest to join the trend. Homeless advocates here will start a program called Coupon Inc. to provide...
Japanese, Unfamiliar with Hard Times, Look for Ways to Halt Economic Slump DEALING WITH DOWNTURN
JAPAN, which has inspired the world with bright ideas on management and economics, is stumped for creative ways to overcome its three-year slump.A free fall on the Tokyo stock market earlier this week, coupled with the worst unemployment in six years,...
Light, Air, and an Organic Garden Inspire the Artist for a Jail Project an Unusual Greenhouse, Built with Public Funds Set Aside for Art, Offers a Respite from Prison Life in a San Francisco Facility
ON seven acres of rolling grassland in San Bruno, Calif., just outside San Francisco, an artist and agro-ecologist have collaborated in a project that is helping to transform lives.It's an example of a growing partnership between artists and environmentalists...
New Star of the Serbian Right Zeljko Raznatovic, Also Known as Arkan, Pushes His Dark Background Aside and Promises His Supporters `Everything'
HE aspires to all the glitz of a US-style election stump: media hype, a huge campaign war chest, and rallies featuring free performances by pop music idols.He has a motorcade and a press bus. His Madison Avenue-size campaign promises proclaim: "Our program...
Nigerians Wary as New Regime Makes Promises
TWO weeks after the military toppled its puppet civilian government and recaptured power, public outcry in Nigeria has given way to an uneasy resolve to watch and wait. Gen. Sanni Abacha, the military strongman who led the coup, so far seems to be gaining,...
NRA Came Close to Backing Brady Bill
SENATE majority leader George Mitchell (D) of Maine says he "came very close" to getting the National Rifle Association (NRA) to support the Brady gun-control legislation that was signed into law this week."But they didn't do so, and I told them I thought...
Pack Up A Paperback for A Small Package Filled with Big Ideas
Many books reviewed by the Monitor are now available in paperback for holiday gift-giving. Those listed below impressed Monitor reviewers.JAZZ, by Toni Morrison (Plume, 229 pp., $10). The sixth novel by Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winner Toni Morrison begins...
Parliamentary Candidate Confident of Reforms Father Gleb Yakunin Acknowledges Pitfalls, but Looks to the Long Run
MOSCOW'S reliance on Western assistance, particularly from the United States, is being downplayed in the current campaign for Russia's Dec. 12 parliamentary elections, according to a popular legislative candidate."We cannot afford to tell {voters} `Don't...
Preventive Peacekeeping
US involvement in UN peacekeeping missions is under attack. The Clinton administration is retreating in the face of a clumsy and costly attempt to sideline Somalia's Gen. Mohamed Farah Aideed. But if the United States abandons a multilateral effort to...
Price of Gaza Peace
VIOLENCE in the occupied territories is reaching an alarming level as the Dec. 13 deadline for a withdrawal of Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) from the Gaza Strip and Jericho approaches. Official Israeli and Palestinian efforts to play down the violence...
Rattling 'Em off from Jibs to Spanker
HERE is a letter from a yearning gentleman who asks me to supply him the names of the sails on the Thomas W. Lawson. To relieve me of any financial burden in this matter, he encloses a self-addressed stamped postcard. He also thanks me in advance. A...
The Basics of Building. the Poetry of Robert Morgan
DoorknobsThe coolness of the porcelainand metal thrills the hand. The knobpresses the most tender part ofthe palm. Some are like bulbs that lightthe touch and some are more like headsof augers. But all are polishedapples offered as you approachto...
The TV-Toy Axis Still Targets Kids
CALL it wishful thinking or naivete, but each time the holiday season rolls around, I harbor the hope that TV will play a lesser role in determining the demand for certain toys. Maybe this time, I keep thinking, the toys will be popular for what they...
Tony Kushner's `Angels' Sequel Lacks Cohesion
* At the cliffhanging ending of Part 1 of Tony Kushner's "Angels in America," an Angel bursts through the ceiling and intones about the approaching millenium. It seemed as if Part 2 would offer additional thrills and a stunning denouement. Months later,...
UN Council Divided on Lifting Iraq's Bans COMPLIANCE AND COMPROMISE
IRAQ still has several hurdles to go before its oil exports begin flowing freely again.A joint United Nations-Iraq report to the Security Council issued Dec. 1 says Baghdad's recent acceptance of long-term monitoring of its weapons potential removes...
Unlikely Trio of Artists Enlivens `Black Rider'
OFFBEAT collaborations are a recurring pleasure at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's annual Next Wave Festival, but rarely has BAM come up with such an unexpected assortment of artists as the trio who crafted "The Black Rider: The Casting of the Magic...
US Envoy Will Try to Restart Syria-Israel Talks Assad May Choose to Wait out Current Battles over the Palestinian-Israeli Deal
UNITED States Secretary of State Warren Christopher faces a tough task as he arrives here tonight for a re-newed attempt to get the stalled Middle East peace talks going again.In his week of shuttling around the region, the US envoy will have to persuade...
US Leads Efforts to Reinvest in South Africa the High-Profile Visit of US Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown Has Built Confidence and Resulted in a Tax Treaty and Trade Councils
SOUTH Africa's trade status and prospects for increased United States investment in the country received a major boost with this week's visit here by US Commerce Secretary Ron Brown and 25 business executives.Mr. Brown, the highest ranking US official...
Venezuela Prepares for Watershed Presidential Elections Sunday Because of Attempted Military Coups and Backlash to Economic Reform, Vote Is Seen as the Most Important in Three Decades
VENEZUELA is a nation profoundly shaken.Its two most recent presidents are under indictment. Two military coups were narrowly aborted last year. And after three years of soaring growth, the economy is in a tailspin.On Sunday, Venezuelans will have a...
Want to Give, but Don't Know Where? Ask the Watchdog
AMERICANS give $124 billion to charity every year. But many wonder just how their donations will be spent.A recent Gallup poll conducted for the Council of Better Business Bureaus found that 67 percent of Americans feel that charities do not provide...
Worth Noting on TV
* SATURDAY</P><P>College football on ABC</P><P>(Noon to 3:30 p.m., E.T.): The traditional Army-Navy game - where interservice rivalry reaches its most exhilarating and least detrimental form - takes place at Giants Stadium in...