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 3, 1993

Algeria Buys Some Time as Hostage Crisis Ends
THE recent liberation of three French hostages abducted by Islamic extremists allowed Algerians a few hours of relief and euphoria after two years of upheaval and violence.Yet even as the country's government celebrates some much-needed good news in...
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Amber Holds Clues to Dinosaur Demise
SCIENTISTS trying to unravel the dinosaurs' fate have improved on science fiction.In the movie "Jurassic Park," biochemists took dinosaur blood from fossil insects embalmed in amber and cloned the great beasts. Experts consider that scenario unlikely....
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Battles Break out among Rival Clans in Southern Somalia Aideed's Involvement Boosts Prospect of Renewed Civil War
UNITED Nations officials here often describe the fighting in Mogadishu as an exception to the relative peace elsewhere in Somalia.But over the past two months, a large swath of territory south of this seaside capital, almost to the port of Kismayu, has...
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Canada's Big Rails Seek to Share Track, Cut Losses but Planned Layoffs Are Politically Sensitive for New Prime Minister
CANADA'S two major railroads - the Canadian Pacific and the Canadian National - have been negotiating for nearly a year on a plan to merge, sell, or abandon much of their money-losing eastern operations.Government approval is required. And executives...
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Clinton Team Defends Costs of Health Plan A Recent Gallup Poll Shows Growing Public Skepticism about the Administration's Agenda for Reform. Series: REFORMING HEALTH CARE. Part 12 of an Occasional Series
OVER the weekend, the Clinton administration's health-care "war room" went on the defensive. Top-ranking administration officials blanketed the airwaves trying to ease concerns generated by reports that 40 percent of Americans will pay more under the...
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Clinton White House Lobbies All-Out as NAFTA Decision Nears in House
IN the two-week countdown to the congressional vote on whether to approve the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the White House is pushing hard for its passage."We have entered the public domain in a big way," Robert Rubin, chairman of the...
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Events
NEW HOME SALES REACH SEVEN-YEAR HIGH Sales of new homes shot up 20.8 percent in September to the highest level in nearly seven years, the government said Nov. 2. Sales rose in every region except the Northeast. Sales totaled 762,000 at a seasonally...
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Far from Beijing Censors, Directors Ply Their Trade Xian Film Studio Struggles to Keep Distinctive Quality of Chinese Work
FILM director Huang Jianxin is part of the mini-revolution in Chinese cinema. In the early 1980s, he and other young filmmakers, fresh out of the prestigious Beijing Film Academy, came to this remote provincial capital to work far from the movie centers...
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Federico Fellini, Maestro of Inventiveness
FEDERICO FELLINI, who died Oct. 31 in Italy, is fondly remembered as a filmmaker who refused to recognize boundaries between art, entertainment, and life.His greatest early film, "8 1/2," and his liveliest late film, "Intervista," are both about characters...
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Haitian Military's Drug and CIA Ties: Panama Reprise?
ON May 31, 1992, a United States drug enforcement agent stood in the twilight on the rocky Haitian coast and watched as a small plane dropped 900 pounds of cocaine into the water. Several small boats picked up the packages and disappeared over the horizon.The...
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Hope and Fear in Ulster
IT may be the best of times and the worst of times in Northern Ireland: For all the promising signs of progress on peace talks, the end of October was one of the bloodiest weeks in the province since the hunger-strike days of the early 1980s.Sectarian...
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Lufthansa Spreads Wings in US with United Partnership
LUFTHANSA got a bigger piece of America on Nov. 1.Under a new bilateral agreement, the German airline can start flying to 25 cities in the United States instead of 12. It has a new arrangement with United Airlines that hooks it into 200 US destinations....
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New Zealanders to Vote on Giving Voice to Minorities REDESIGNING POLITICS
WHAT'S facing New Zealanders in the Nov. 6 general election is not so much a change in government, but a change in the way the government will be chosen.New Zealand has undergone a decade of hard economic restructuring, started by the Labour government...
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Nuclear Showdown as Nixon Slept
TWENTY years ago the world was on the verge of a nuclear confrontation. Late at night on Oct. 24, 1973, American troops all over the world were put on alert. Defcon (or Defense Condition) III, the highest state of armed forces readiness for peacetime...
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Olivetti Chief under Arrest as Italy Widens Kickback Net
ITALIAN investigating magistrates have arrested a leading businessman in Italy's long-running political corruption and bribery scandal.Carlo De Benedetti, the head of the Olivetti office machine company, was questioned in Rome on Nov. 2 after turning...
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Packwood Diary Debate Puts US Senate on the Spot ETHICS DILEMMA
WITH the memory of the Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill hearings hanging heavy over the chamber, a grim-faced Senate has plunged deep into the case of Sen. Bob Packwood (R) of Oregon and his diaries.It is a no-win situation for all concerned.The Senate ethics...
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Picking Up the Pieces of the Super Collider Scientists Scramble to Salvage Parts of the Doomed Project
ELECTRICAL engineer Kenneth Hess and three co-workers usually play a quick game of cards in the cafeteria at the Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) during their lunch break. But since Congress voted to kill the project late last month, work on the...
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Protecting Children and Religious Freedom
THE founders of our country and the authors of our Constitution and Bill of Rights knew the danger posed to minority religions by political domination from citizens raised in mainstream religions. That is why those documents were written to protect religious...
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Providence, Rhode Island as It Acts to Build on Its Distinguished Past, Preserved in Its Many Old Buildings, the City Tries to Forget Its Notorious Past, Preserved in Its Reputation for Political Corruption Series: There Are Some 20,000 Historic Sites in Rhode Island (12,000 of Them Nationally Registered), a State That's the Size of a California County. PHOTOS BY ROBERT HARBISON - STAFF. MAP: Providence, Rhode Island, Locater and Detail. Angela Ulm- Staff. CHART: City Facts/State Facts. SOURCE: Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce. Angela Ulm-Staff
PROVIDENCE envisions a renaissance that plans for the future but remembers its past. It's a selective memory, though: There's another past that people would rather forget, one that is tainted with political and financial scandal, scandal that has fueled...
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Providence's Arts Community Bands Together Series: POINTS OF THE COMPASS. Part of an Occasional Series. Second of 2 Articles Appearing Today
IN keeping with the commercial development in Providence, the arts are revitalizing, too. On Oct. 28, the Museum of Art at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) opened The Daphne Farago Wing, 11,500 square feet of new exhibition and storage space.Founded...
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Rising Anger over Gun Violence Revives the Brady Bill Next on the Agenda of the Gun-Control Lobby: Changing Federal License Rules for Gun Dealers
MOUNTING public anger over handgun violence, particularly now among children, has helped push the Brady bill out of congressional limbo after two years of being stalled.The measure, requiring a five-day waiting period before buying a gun from a licensed...
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Russia Accused of Rights Abuses in Former Republics
RUSSIAN military peacekeeping forces stationed in hot spots in the former Soviet Union and Afghanistan have attacked civilian areas and supplied weapons to military groups that violate human rights, the human rights group Helsinki Watch alleges.In a...
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Russians Working on SSC Face a Dim Future
MANY employees at the Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) will have a hard time finding new jobs. But few will face the difficulties confronting two dozen Russian physicists who moved to Waxahachie to work on the giant atom smasher. "Bread and milk...
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Salinas Touts Reforms but Downplays NAFTA in His Last State of the Union, Mexican Leader Hints at Ruling Party's Campaign Strategy, Choice for Successor
BY law, the Mexican president cannot be reelected. And President Carlos Salinas de Gortari isn't looking for a second term. But on Nov. 1, Mr. Salinas did lay out what may be the campaign themes for the ruling party's 1994 presidential elections in his...
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Somalis See the World Go `Bye' Fearing War's Return, Somalis Ponder How Fighters in Flip-Flops Made a Superpower Cut and Run
IN just five months, all but a few United States troops will be gone from Somalia, according to President Clinton's deadline.Somalis note with irony that young fighters wearing flip-flops and armed mostly with machine guns have forced the world's best-equipped...
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Sydney Opera House Celebrates 20 Years the Arts Complex, Said to Be the World's Busiest, Draws an International Crowd to Its Myriad Cultural Events
THE Sydney Opera House. That soaring, white-winged palace of the arts, which has been likened to everything from nun's caps to sails to sections of an orange, is 20 years old.The gleaming shells, jutting out of sparkling-blue Sydney Harbor, are a symbol...
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The Coats of Oxfam
FOR an estimated 5 million people in war-torn countries stretching from the former Yugoslavia to Albania, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, and Afghanistan, the approach of winter threatens privation and, for some, even death.Forced to flee their homes...
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The Power of Innocence on the Big Screen an Interview with Italian Director Carlo Carlei
MANY heroes in folklore, legend, myth, and story are called to adventure, given a great (often impossible) task to perform, and then sent on a "hero's" journey. They meet many dangers and sometimes temptations. But along the way, they also meet some...
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To End Civil Wars
THE world seems beset by both large and small civil wars-- conflicts in Korea, Northern Ireland, South Africa, the Middle East, and the still festering remnants in the former Yugoslavia are just a few. Individually we may also experience such wars when...
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US Likes Hearing the Kalmykia Story American Investors, Public and Private, Cheer the Republic's Market Reforms
UNITED States policymakers and business executives have been dismayed by the faltering pace of reform in Russia, especially in the weeks since President Boris Yeltsin suppressed the parliamentary uprising. One bright spot from Washington's perspective...
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West Bank Security Put to Test Jewish Settlers, Palestinian Militants Seek to Undermine Israeli-PLO Accord
A PALESTINIAN blew himself up with a car bomb near a Jewish settlement north of here Nov. 2, in a continuing wave of violence between settlers and Palestinian radicals.As Palestinian and Israeli peace negotiators clashed over security arrangements under...
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Windows into Memory
IT is the splendid collection of European paintings that is getting top billing these days at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. But on a visit there the other day in search of the restoration of spirit and senses that art can provide, I was drawn instead...
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