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 22, 1993

Airline Strike Goes Forward as Busy Week of Trips Looms
STRIKEBOUND American Airlines assuaged some passengers' frustration by adding reservations staff and giving better information on flight delays and cancellations.But the Association of Professional Flight Attendants' strike entered its fourth day yesterday,...
American Orchestras Shape Their Future Classical Music Wrestles with Political Correctness
KIMO WILLIAMS, an African-American composer, found the atmosphere at a recent Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert off-putting and the program book downright infuriating."The music is what is important to you, so of course you attend, but you feel like...
ANC Tries to Placate Rightists to Avoid Right-Wing Undercutting of the Democratic Transition, South African Leaders Are Mulling a Proposed Plebiscite on an Afrikaner Homeland
THE African National Congress, after two days of talks with leaders of the right-wing Afrikaner Volksfront, is considering a request for a plebiscite among Afrikaners on an Afrikaner homeland, according to sources close to the talks.The ANC-AVF talks...
A Remarkable, Ordinary World
RAANAN LEVY'S paintings work on the attentive viewer slowly and quietly. It becomes clear, as they impress themselves upon you, that it is not enough to appreciate that they are competently, even beautifully, painted. The initial impression, also, that...
A Writer Investigates the FBI
FOUR months have passed since author Ronald Kessler helped bring down William Sessions, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with damaging information unearthed while he researched his book on the FBI.But the fruit of Kessler's labor,...
Britain's Major Gives Ulster Talks Priority after Terrorist Attacks
A DRIVE to end the conflict in Northern Ireland is now John Major's top preoccupation.Officials at 10 Downing Street say the British prime minister has put the peace process at the top of his agenda, despite worries about the economy and his slender...
Britons Spar over Burden of Rise in Unwed Parents
THE number of unmarried parents in Britain is increasing so rapidly that the government is being forced to consider radical new social and economic measures to tackle the problem.The rate of increase is "so fast," says Peter Lilley, the social security...
Civilian-Review Boards Gain Public Support despite Police Opposition, the Number of Citizen Panels Is Increasing
WHEN New York City Mayor David Dinkins spoke out last year in favor of a board to review citizens' complaints about police conduct, he sparked a near riot by the patrolmen's union. The unruly demonstration by 4,000 uniformed officers at city hall in...
Clean Air Laws Help Roll Electric Cars onto Roads the Question for Automakers Is Whether Consumers Will Buy the New Cars
BY the end of the century, Electric Vehicles, or EVs, are likely to become a frequent sight - especially along the Pacific Coast.Starting in 1998, California will require all but the smallest automakers to meet tough new clean-air standards. Two percent...
Clinton and China
BY inviting 13 Pacific Rim leaders to Seattle last week the White House ensured the first meeting of US and Chinese heads of state since the Tiananmen Square massacre of pro-democracy students in 1989. President Clinton, meeting with Chinese President...
Congress and Clinton May Be Headed for an S&L Caper
THE saddest lesson of the massive bailout of the savings and loan associations (S&Ls) is that governmental decision-makers seem to have learned nothing from this painful episode.Both Congress and President Clinton are supporting the idea of setting up...
EC Dangles New-Old Plan for Peace in the Balkans
A NEW initiative to end the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina has raised speculation that the European Community is ready to lift economic sanctions imposed on the rump Yugoslav union of Serbia and Montenegro.But Western diplomats and political analysts here...
Events
MIDDLE EAST PEACE TALKS PROGRESS Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin said yesterday he wanted secret peace talks with Syria. He said he hoped negotiations with Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan would lead directly to peace treaties without an interim declaration...
Family Vacations: A Time for Unity
THERE is a special lake cradled among the green hills of southern New Hampshire where blueberries flourish along the banks and loons call to one another at night. Most tourists on their way to the mountains in the north never notice this out-of-the-way...
Feeding Frenzy Is Consumers' Loss
WILL the recent $33 billion merger of TCI and Bell Atlantic result in a new superhighway of video, data, and telecommunications services? Or will it be a super-monopoly?The TCI-Bell Atlantic marriage marks a quantum leap beyond the 1980s, when operators...
Fleet CEO Envisions Era of Mega-Banks
TERRENCE MURRAY, chief executive officer of Fleet Financial Group Inc., New England's largest banking company, says when he walks into the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston, he is struck by the fact that the people there are better trained than the employees...
Gridlock Cracks as the Senate Backs NAFTA, Brady Bill Packwood Affair Still Looms as Lawmakers Head for Recess
ON Capitol Hill, there's nothing like the prospect of a little `R & R' to spur action.As legislators labored through the weekend to wrap up business for the year, they came to closure on a variety of issues. Most surprising was the Senate's passage Saturday...
In a Switch, White House Argues against Deficit Cuts Congress's Fiscal Hawks Face Uphill Struggle on Budget
JUST a few months after underscoring the importance of cutting the deficit, the Clinton administration is now strongly rebuffing congressional efforts to wield the budget scythe.A variety of cost-cutting measures have been introduced in both the House...
Jackson Browne Returns a Little Older and a Lot Wiser
`IT'S amazing what a little emotional turmoil can do for the creative process. Shortly after the well-publicized breakup between Jackson Browne and actress Daryl Hannah, the singer-songwriter has released his best album in years.Browne's success began...
Lawyers with Just One Client
THE ballroom level at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C., is below the lobby. An escalator lowered conference attendees through a vast atrium, past a towering sculpture of birds rising in flight, into an ocean of charcoal and navy suits.Such...
NAFTA Vote Marks a Return to Old-Style Politics in D.C
THE political drama, public debate, and back-room dealmaking leading to the congressional vote on NAFTA marked a return to quintessential Washington politics. The public and political parties were divided, passion was defused, and there was no "politically...
New Nigerian Ruler Meets Western Diplomats
GEN. Sani Abacha, threatened with Western reprisals for halting Nigeria's long-promised return to democracy, met with US, British, and French ambassadors separately at his home on Saturday, state television reported.Western countries condemned his Nov....
Pacific Meeting, NAFTA Keep Free Trade Moving Next on the Administration Agenda: Finalizing a Global Trade Treaty Series: ASIA PACIFIC SUMMIT
PRESIDENT Clinton comes out of the weekend with two trade touchdowns - and the potential for more.In Seattle, top leaders from East Asia's fast-growing economies agreed with Mr. Clinton to pursue closer transpacific cooperation. At the same time, the...
Probing the Mysteries of John F. Kennedy on the 30th Anniversary of His Assassination, Mixed Views about the Former President
JOHN F. KENNEDY has been the subject of so many investigations, reminiscences, probes, ruminations, theories, and examinations that today, 30 years after his assassination, the Library of Congress contains twice as many books about him as it does about...
Road to April's Vote
TODAY, the South African Parliament takes up ratification of a 164-page interim constitution, the document that will govern the country during its transition to majority rule.Ratification is seen as certain. The world continues to show its support for...
`Sesame Street': 25 - and Growing
AS it begins its 25th season on public television today, "Sesame Street" is turning the corner.Just beyond Big Bird's nest and the familiar sights of 123 Sesame Street, an extension is being added. No. 456 Sesame Street hosts the Furry Arms Muppet Hotel,...
Slippery Slope for Snowmaking Vermont Conservationists Take the Lead in Trying to Limit Ski Resorts' Use of River Water
IT'S November, and not a skier is in sight at Sugarbush South, once known as the "Aspen of the East." With its grassy slopes covered by only scattered patches of snow, this once-popular resort won't open until later this season.Sugarbush South just doesn't...
Social Democrats Buff Image as German Campaign Starts
SENSING that Chancellor Helmut Kohl's governing coalition is vulnerable, the Social Democratic Party, Germany's main opposition, has high hopes about coming to power in federal elections next October.But in trying to realize their aspirations, the traditionally...
State-Supported Tire Recycling Gathers Pace but Finding a Bigger Market for Recycled Tires Still Hampers Industry
ABOUT 2 billion waste tires sit in several thousand dump sites across the United States, and the growing pile is prompting state governments to tackle the problem by stimulating the fledgling tire recycling industry.There are now tire recovery programs...
Stock Market Expects Investment in Mexico to Grow with Accord NAFTA AFTERMATH
WITH approval of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Wall Street is showing new signs of skittishness about domestic concerns, especially rising interest rates and reports of a stronger-than-expected United States economic expansion.But...
`The Trial' Verdict: No Match for Welles
THE longest line I stood in at this year's Montreal World Film Festival was for "The Trial," a new version of Franz Kafka's novel with tantalizing credentials: Directed by David Jones from Harold Pinter's screenplay, it features Kyle MacLachlan in the...
This Old Sofa
THE only piece of brand-new furniture I've ever purchased is a soft overstuffed blue chair that rocks back and forth. For about a week after its arrival, my son, Dylan, and daughter, Hallie, could fit into it with me. Then Dylan had one of those growth...
US Shores Up Korean Strategy amid Worries over the North South Korean Leader Visits Clinton; Both Seek Help from China
AFTER his summit with Asian leaders in Seattle, President Clinton will welcome South Korean President Kim Young Sam to the White House tomorrow in a display of support for him during a diplomatic showdown with North Korea.Doubts have risen in South Korea...