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 November 2, 1993

Bunches and Bunches of Burgers!
IMAGINE what the world would be like without door handles, or traffic lights, or adhesive tape, or hamburgers!There are so many inventions that we don't even think about. They are just there. It is as if they have always been there.But there was a time,...
Day of Decision Here for Voters in Local Races across the US
VOTERS go to the polls today across the nation with dismay at politics-as-usual and rising fear of crime uppermost on their minds. That may spell a few setbacks for Democrats, who rule more statehouses and city halls than Repblicans. But clear, national...
Europe's Downsizing Weakens Prospects for US Recovery TRANSATLANTIC TIES THAT BIND
WHILE American companies are riding out what has been a feeble recovery, one of their biggest hurdles is economic retrenchment in Europe - the single biggest overseas market for the United States.In the European Community, over half of the major companies...
Events
CONGRESS TRIES TO AVOID GRIDLOCK Legislative rush hour has arrived on Capitol Hill and major legislation to overhaul campaign finance laws is falling by the wayside in the rush toward a Thanksgiving adjournment. The North American Free Trade Agreement...
Fabio in the Flesh Takes D.C. by Storm Political Gossip Takes a Backseat to Meeting a Fashion Phenomenon - at Least for an Afternoon
A HUSH came over the crowd and then a cheer went up as the man of the hour, fashionably late, descended the escalator at Hecht's department store and waded into the legions of fans."Fabio, you're so Fabioso!" a voice rang out.This was the moment they'd...
Fighting Bad Fisheries Policy
WILL there be fish in the seas for future generations? If the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) continue down the present path, the answer will be, "No."In negotiating GATT, United States...
Forget `Santa Fe Style,' Today's Indian Artists Call Their Own Tune
NATIVE American artists have forged their own gateways into the art world as traditional potters, jewelers, and weavers, and now more than ever, as contemporary artists. Sometimes these latter artists use strictly traditional materials to make wholly...
`Global Solution' to Yugoslav Wars Gets Firm Rejection
UNITED Nations Special Envoy Thorvald Stoltenberg tried yesterday to sound upbeat about the search for peace in former Yugoslavia despite Serbia's rejection of the latest idea for resolving the Balkan morass."I don't take it as a final answer," Mr. Stoltenberg...
Investment Soars in Electronic Networks, but Who Has Access? INFORMATION HIGHWAY
THE nation's fast-growing information corridors need a "highway patrol," observers say, as communications and entertainment companies rush into alliances.These alliances, such as Bell Atlantic's planned merger with cable television giant Tele-Communications...
Jordan Islamists Struggle to Keep Legislative Bloc Pro-Regime Candidates Return to Tribal Base as Rift Grows over Israeli-PLO Peace Accord
IN a back alley, lighted with one string of light bulbs, some 200 young men gather after the evening prayers to listen to a bearded candidate preach against peace with Israel.The message is simple: The Arab and Palestinian negotiators have failed to...
More Grandparents Face Cost of Raising Their Children's Kids Elders Pitch in When Parents Are Sidelined by Illness, Divorce, or Jail
WHEN her daughter was sent to prison five years ago, Nancy Baker had to decide whether to raise three preschool-age grandchildren herself or give them up to foster care. Mrs. Baker chose to quit her job and care for the children."You sacrifice," she...
Mutual Funds Expand Phone Rooms to Cope Rising Tide of Customers Has Prompted More Sophisticated Service
FROM the supervisor's podium the clustered gray cubicles resemble a three dimensional crossword puzzle. In each square, a head bobs and fingers tap on a keyboard as representatives respond to calls from shareholders and brokers.Putnam Investments' 200...
NATO Membership Would Aid Democracy in Russia
PRESIDENT Clinton's plan for a NATO "partnership" with Eastern Europe and Russia may sound like an advertising slogan; but it is hard to overstate its importance. It is the first step toward Eastern Europe's membership in NATO. United States Secretary...
N. Carolina Colleges Ponder NFL Impact
WHILE many North Carolinians are dizzy with delight over last week's selection of Charlotte as a National Football League expansion city, not everybody in the state is quite so euphoric. College athletic administrators are understandably concerned.Said...
No Wolverine Sweat Shirts for Hanoi - Yet
MICHIGAN business leaders were set to visit Vietnam this week as part of the first US state trade mission to the one-time adversary since the end of the Vietnam War.But at the last minute, Gov. John Engler (R) pulled the plug on the high-profile visit....
N.Y. Bombing Trial at Key Point Government Now Tries to Prove Defendants Are Actually Linked to the Trade Center Crime
AFTER 60 witnesses, the government is finally getting ready to try to tie the World Trade Center bombing defendants to the crime.This linkage will be essential if the government is to prove its case against the four defendants accused of setting off...
Paean to Red Barber Longtime Sports Broadcaster Is Remembered
WHEN baseball announcer Walter Lanier (Red) Barber was in full swing, it was easy to picture a player "sittin' in the catbird seat," "tearin' up the peapatch," "walkin' in tall cotton," "movin' easy as a bank of fog," or displaying a pitching arm so...
Palestinian Deaths in Gaza Rend Fabric of PLO's Fatah
SHAKEN by a string of assassinations, the largest Palestinian faction in the Israeli-occupied Gaza Strip is hastily organizing self-defense vigilante groups.Leaders of Yasser Arafat's mainstream Fatah faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization...
Powell's Presidential Prospects Seem High
THE smartest move the Republican Party could make would be to select Gen. Colin Powell as its presidential candidate in 1996. The recently retired chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is keeping his thoughts on the subject to himself - much the way...
Scientists Release Flood of Analyses as Mississippi Waters Move North
AS colder weather spreads over the Midwest, the record-breaking Mississippi flood waters have receded. Along with the massive cleanup in eight states comes a different kind of flooding - an increase in the voices of scientific analysis explaining how...
Shifting Demographics Bring De Facto Segregation Series: School Desegregation RACE AND CLASS COLLIDE. Today the Monitor Begins a Three-Part Series on the Progress of School Desegregation in the United States Nearly 40 Years after the Supreme Court Decision That Began the Process. Second of 3 Articles Appearing Today
IN 1954, when the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education decision outlawed "separate but equal" schools, 1 in 10 public-school students was nonwhite. Today, the ratio is 1 in 3.This demographic shift and a growing urban-suburban split is leading...
Smuggling Gangs Swarm to the Baltic States
THE Baltic nations have become a magnet for some of the most dangerous organized crime groups in the former Soviet Union.The main attraction for crime gangs is geography. The newly independent Baltic states are an ideal location for smuggling, directly...
Spate of N. Ireland Killings Spurs Peace Moves by London, Dublin Irish Suggest Principles, but Major Squeezed by Need for Loyalist Votes
NORTHERN Ireland's worst week of violence for more than a decade has catapulted the British and Irish prime ministers into a new search for peace in the province.But the joint pledge of John Major and Albert Reynolds on Oct. 29 to relaunch talks involving...
Student Chic
AS a plank in his platform, James Brett, who is running for mayor of Boston, is proposing a dress code for students in the city's public schools.With guns in the classroom, drugs on the playground, and scholastic excellence often only a gleam in a teacher's...
Students Sue Connecticut over Integration Issues Series: School Desegregation RACE AND CLASS COLLIDE. Today the Monitor Begins a Three-Part Series on the Progress of School Desegregation in the United States Nearly 40 Years after the Supreme Court Decision That Began the Process. First of 3 Articles Appearing Today
WHEN Norma Neumann-Johnson tells her sixth-grade students that 80 percent of all Americans are white, they simply don't believe her."They look around, and they don't see it," she says. "They can't understand it."At Thomas J. McDonough School in Hartford,...
The CIA and Haiti
AS President Clinton and Congress weigh their next moves in trying to help bring Haiti's political wildfire under control, one step needed is to open hearings on the Central Intelligence Agency's information-gathering efforts in the country.Recent reports...
Turning to God (Written Especially for Young People)
I GREW up on a hill that had a steep, winding road going down to the city it overlooked. Often my sister and I and our friends would ride down the hill on our bicycles to the local convenience store to buy candy and ice cream. We always had a contest...
UN Tries to Get Haiti Peace Plan Back on Track but Right Wing Continues Ploys: Proposing a New Government, Intimidating the Population
DETERMINED not to be defeated by the failure to restore Jean-Bertrand Aristide to power on Oct. 30, United Nations Special Envoy Dante Caputo insists that the July 3 Governor's Island Accord, signed by President Aristide and military chief Lt. Gen. Raoul...
VOLUNTARY DESEGREGATION BILL PASSES IN CONNECTICUT Series: School Desegregation RACE AND CLASS COLLIDE. Today the Monitor Begins a Three-Part Series on the Progress of School Desegregation in the United States Nearly 40 Years after the Supreme Court Decision That Began the Process. Third of 3 Articles Appearing Today
* In the middle of the Sheff v. O'Neil school-desegregation trial early this year, Gov. Lowell Weicker (Ind.) of Connecticut devoted his State of the State address to the issue of educational equity.He introduced legislation calling for full integration...
What's for Dessert, Grandma?
MY grandmother's apartment was like boot camp for kids. When we visited, she made us stand up straight and behave ourselves. She never yelled or punished. She didn't have to. She had a stone-lion look when we did something really bad. She would freeze...
Women Gain Ground in Mexican Politics
THE North American Free Trade Agreement has received more media attention in the US than any other issue concerning Mexico. Yet such a single-minded focus on the economy ignores the many important political changes occurring in Mexico today.One especially...