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 January 14, 1994

A Corporate Art Framework Consultant Sets High Standard of Cultural Responsibility for Collectors
SAY the words "corporate art," and what comes to mind?Seascapes, duck prints, bland abstractions? Think again."It's not decoration. It's education," says fine-arts consultant Marjory Jacobson. "It's visual education. It's teaching."Ms. Jacobson has been...
Apple Hopes New `PowerPC' Will Be the Next Macintosh
APPLE Computer's next-generation machine may do for the company and its loyal customers what the Macintosh did a decade ago. The new computers - called PowerPCs - could catapult Apple into a new era of growth and expanding market share."Apple's going...
Clinton in Europe
BILL CLINTON is president of a country that Europeans recognize as the world's greatest power, the leader of the Atlantic security alliance for the past 45 years. The cold-war Soviet threat may be over. But it is as a leader of a great nation that President...
Clinton's Comments Make Waves in Moscow
PRESIDENT Clinton's summit visit to Moscow is like a walk through a thorny thicket - there is a path, but it is mighty easy to get snagged and scratched along the way.The US president is trying to deliver continued support to Russian President Boris...
Clinton Visit Is `Reward' for Belarus
EMBATTLED Belarus leader Stanislav Shushkevich may have trouble convincing President Clinton that his country is on the path of economic reform when the American president arrives in Minsk tomorrow.The dingy, colorless capital has little of the bustle...
Czechs Applaud the `Approachable' American President the Visit Eased Security Concerns and Boosted Entrepreneurial Spirit
MORE than three decades ago, President John Kennedy visited Berlin, seeking to inspire residents confronted with the construction of the Berlin Wall and the threat of Communist encirclement. The president achieved his goal by issuing the now-famous words...
EVENTS Series: Shannon Faulkner Jan. 12 Beacme the First Woman to Enroll at the Citadel. but She Was Barred from Classes While a School Appeal Is Heard., CURT NORMAN/REUTERS
INFLATION RATE HITS SEVEN-YEAR LOW US consumer prices edged up 2.7 percent in 1993, the smallest gain in seven years, as falling energy and tobacco prices and the lowest increase in medical costs in two decades helped restrain inflation, the government...
Figuring out Exactly Why Nonviolence Works - or Fails Einstein Institution in Cambridge, Mass., Sifts through the Historical and Current Examples of Peaceful Tactics
THE Albert Einstein Institution, near Harvard Square here, has just completed a decade as a clearinghouse for information on nonviolent action. It is named for the scientist because of his strong interest in finding means other than war to resolve differences.Historically,...
`Government Inspector' Misfires
THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR Play by Nikolai Gogol. At the Lyceum Theatre.NIKOLAI GOGOL'S 1836 farce about a lowly clerk, who is mistaken for an important government inspector and wined and dined accordingly, is not a major play. But it deserves better...
Helen Frankenthaler: Juggler of Images, Colors, Textures the Artist's Prints, on Exhibition at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, Engage the Senses with Giddy Color
IT is in the initial pivot, that first step into the gallery when a visitor enters and takes a quick look around, that a summary impression of Helen Frankenthaler's prints is richly and strikingly informative. The unintended whole architecture of her...
How `People Power' Can Triumph over Military Might
IS it possible for "people power" to triumph over military might? Peter Ackerman and Christopher Kruegler, the authors of "Strategic Nonviolent Conflict: The Dynamics of People Power in the Twentieth Century," do not make that bold a claim. Through examination...
HUD Seeks National Input for Federal Homeless Plan Goals Are Coordinated Planning, More Local Control
A MORE coordinated community-development strategy will help cities grow economically and will better address the needs of the nation's homeless, said United States Assistant for Community Planning and Development Andrew Cuomo at a Boston forum Wednesday.Speaking...
In Geneva, Clinton Will Try to Break A Mideast Deadlock Swiss Summit between Clinton and Syrian President Assad Could Reestablish the US as Chief Mediator between Israel and Its Adversaries
SYRIAN President Hafez al-Assad will lay the basis for a peace treaty with Israel at his meeting with President Bill Clinton in Geneva on Sunday, but no dramatic breakthrough is expected, Israeli diplomats and observers are saying."We expect some progress,...
In Moscow, Clinton Backs Reform Plan with Safety Net
THE message President Clinton has brought to Moscow is that his administration realizes this is no longer the time to push harder for free-market reform.Instead, Mr. Clinton and his traveling party have asked the Russians what the US can do to help them...
Lawyers' Alert! Outsiders Line Up to Challenge Congressional Incumbents
CONGRESS - the land of buttoned-down lawyers - could get a more diverse, all-American look among its members in the coming year.Actors, physicians, businessmen, car dealers, and even radio talk-show hosts are lining up for the November congressional...
Love: The Key to Racial Harmony
NEXT week, Americans will be celebrat- ing the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a black leader whose efforts and courage played a pivotal role in the work for civil rights in the United States. There is much global progress in civil rights...
Many in N. Somalia Oppose Secession
There are a number of misconceptions in the article "Somaliland Leader Looks for Foreign Recognition," Jan. 6.First, while the vaunted central government, elected president, and courts in so-called "Somaliland" may exist on paper, they do not exist in...
Many in N. Somalia Oppose Secession
There are a number of misconceptions in the article "Somaliland Leader Looks for Foreign Recognition," Jan. 6.First, while the vaunted central government, elected president, and courts in so-called "Somaliland" may exist on paper, they do not exist in...
`Monty' Makes a Point about TV's Stance
LET'S say Archie Bunker was a cable-TV talk show host living and working in these politically correct days. And let's say he was smarter, wittier, and more self-aware than the reactionary blue-collar character in the landmark 1970s series "All in the...
New Era Dawns for Japan's Parliament
SOMETIME before the end of January, a law is going to be passed that will usher in a new political era for Japan. At least that is the hope of its promoters - Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa and his coalition partners, among them the man who has pushed...
New Market, Old Rivalry
Argentina and Brazil are working slowly toward setting up their Mercosur common market by the end of the year. If they succeed, the 4.6-million-square-mile area they create Jan. 1, 1995 with Paraguay and Uruguay will join such megamarkets as the North...
On the Road with Logging's Two-Sleds
SOON the bleak blasts of Boreas will wreak their seasonal worst, and one day snow will cover Maine to the customary depth of eight to 15 feet, and we will have again what used to be called two-sled weather. It is thus timely to hear from Mr. Wendell...
Oregon's Plan May Sway Clinton Reforms, State Vote
AS Congress and the Clinton administration continue to wrestle with health care, Oregon's controversial plan is about to get its first real test.The results could sway the direction of national health care, particularly if Hillary Rodham Clinton's earlier...
Out of Hiding, Antiwar Radical Continues Crusade
AFTER 24 years hiding from the law for his part in violent antiwar demonstrations, radical Weatherman member Jeffrey Powell took his secret fight to save children above ground this week after a Chicago judge said he had suffered enough and sentenced...
Proliferating Zebra Mussels Cost US Industry Billions of Dollars Power Plants and Municipal Water Systems Have Been Hit Hard
THOUSANDS of striped Zebra mussels were left clinging to trees after last year's record floods in the Midwest. It was a warning that the invading bivalve has widened its eight-year, $5-billion attack on power plants, municipal water systems, and other...
Slower, Solo Views of Africa's Game If You Know Where to Go - and Can Pay a Bit More - the Rewards Are Many, Says Our Kenya Writer
WHERE do you go for a few days if you already live in the land of safaris? Well, we go on safari - but with some differences. Betty, my photographer wife, and I go slower, and we don't drive around in a group.We took three mini-safaris this way last...
Texas Looks to State for High-Speed Rail Funding Multibillion-Dollar Project Could Fail If Financing Falls Through
AFTER seeing Congress pull the plug on the Superconducting Super Collider, Texas could soon lose another multibillion-dollar project: a proposed 200-mile-an-hour railroad. Only this time, the decision rests with Texans themselves.Three years ago, Texas...
The Language of Soft Sounds
I STOOD at the counter peeling roast green peppers. The thin skin on the outside was brittle in places, but mostly it peeled off in little curly sheets and left the floppy meat bare.The house was silent. Every few minutes there was a scrabbly sound of...
Trade Nomination Raises `Revolving Door' Issue If Confirmed to Key Trade Post, Susan Esserman Is Almost Certain to Face Questions Involving Important Clients of Her Former Law Firm
WHEN Congress reconvenes this month, the Senate Finance Committee is expected to take up a case raising new questions about whether the administration is keeping its pledge to shut the "revolving door" between the executive branch and paid lobbyists.President...
Tug of War with a Boat Isn't Easy United States Water-Skiing Champion Tries to Catapult Her Sport onto Olympic Stage in 1996
WHEN she was four years old, Camille Duvall's parents plopped her in the water, her feet strapped to water skis. She had no trouble getting out of the water, but would drop the tow line after only 40 feet.Camille's father finally told her, "If you drop...
US to Resume Its `Rightful' Role in Peace Process but Mideast Players, US Still Have Different Agendas
SUNDAY'S Swiss summit between Syrian President Hafez al-Assad and President Clinton will mark an attempt by the US to infuse the Middle East peace process with new vigor.It also represents a US return to what many American officials consider their rightful...
When Clinton Meets Assad Hopes Rise That the Two Leaders Will Talk to Each Other, Rather Than at Each Other
WHEN Presidents Clinton and Hafez al-Assad meet on Sunday, a new chapter in Syrian-United States relations will begin.For Mr. Clinton, the objective will be to steer the discussions toward bilateral relations, even on issues related to the Middle East...
Which Firms Will Be Founts of New Jobs? Small Companies Play a Modest Role in Job Creation
IN early 1993, Washington State's job outlook appeared bleak: The bellwether Boeing Company said it would have to lay off 19,000 workers within two years. Logging restrictions were squeezing the timber industry. And aluminum producers were forced to...
Whitewater's Shoals
President Clinton's decision to ask Attorney General Janet Reno to seek a special counsel to look into the Clintons' business and political connections during the 1980s with the owner of a failed savings and loan is the right one. The move is the only...
Whitewater: The Insiders Game Allegations about President's Finances Don't Yet Concern Public, but Play Big in Capital
PERHAPS the most striking aspect of the so-called Whitewater affair is the range of reactions to it.For some, the probe into the Clintons' Whitewater real-estate venture with the owner of a failed Arkansas savings and loan has the potential to reveal...
Will Keynes Return by Popular Demand?
IS a "Keynes boomlet" ahead?Robert Kuttner, co-editor of The American Prospect, a left-of-center quarterly magazine, argues in his latest issue that persistent high unemployment in most industrial nations and a second volume of Robert Skidelsky's biography...
Zapatista Movement Has Long History, Indigenous Roots MEXICAN REBELLION
EVEN as President Carlos Salinas de Gortari called for a unilateral cease-fire on Wednesday, rumors continue to fly about who's behind Mexico's Indian guerrilla movement.Few had ever heard of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) before it occupied...