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 September 26, 1994

Alarms Sound over the Din of Leaf Blowers
AH, autumn. Such a peaceful time. The color of leaves. A cool breeze. Football.But then, there's the neighbor who shatters the calm with the wail of a leaf blower.Rakes are going the way of the buggy whip. They are being replaced by the leaf blower,...
An Impresario's Towering Career
JOE PAPP: An American Life" is the first biography to appear about the legendary theater producer, who died in 1991. Papp, who dominated the theater scene for decades, founded the New York Shakespeare Festival and produced hundreds of plays, including...
Anti-Immigrant Steps Raise Mexican Ire A California Referendum and San Diego `State of Emergency' Bring Charges of `Xenophobia'
MEXICO'S Constitution guarantees citizens the right to free movement throughout the republic, and some here suspect that somewhere in the Mexican subconscious that right is taken to extend to all the lands Mexico lost to the United States - including...
Boris Yeltsin Seeks US Know-How to Tame Russia's Capitalist Frontier
WHEN Russian President Boris Yeltsin and President Clinton get together in Washington this week, their common vision of a capitalist Russia will top the agenda.Political issues will take a back seat to the nitty-gritty building blocks of a free-market...
Clinton Could Turn Losses to Gains after November
THE forecast for President Clinton's party is not good this November. Democrats could lose 22 to 30 seats in the House and a handful in the Senate, by most estimatesBut bad news in November could be - just could be - good news for Mr. Clinton and his...
Coming Soon: Ordering Groceries by Computer
AT last, help is on the way for grocery shoppers who feel they have run the gantlet of inane tabloids at supermarket checkout lines one too many times.Ameritech Corporation, a regional Bell phone company, announced Sept. 15 that it bought a minority...
Digital Technology Brings Museums to Life from Reproducing the Noise at a Nominating Convention to Simulating the Flight of a Jet Fighter, Video Discs and Computers Are Enlivening Displays
WHEN you enter a mock 1960 Democratic National Convention hall at the renovated John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, you are met by cheering and the playing of "Happy Days Are Here Again."This effect is intended to give the visitor the feeling that he...
Events
N. KOREA REJECTS CALL TO OPEN A-PLANTS: North Korea rejected yesterday a resolution by the International Atomic Energy Agency urging it to open all its nuclear facilities to international inspections. The IAEA, the UN's nuclear watchdog, Friday called...
First US Troop Clash Follows Day of Joy in Haitian Capital Killings in North Mar Otherwise Smooth Occupation; News of US Presence Is Slow to Reach Hinterlands
WHEN United States soldiers fired their first shots of a week-long occupation - killing 10 Haitians Saturday night - it was a harsh reality check for Operation Uphold Democracy, which since last Tuesday's violence had been running unbelievably smoothly.Yesterday...
Free-Lance Teachers Sell Talents to Schools with Special Needs but Some Districts Don't Roll out Red Carpets to Private Practitioners
CHRIS YELICH has viewed education from a number of perspectives - as a local school-board member, as a scientist in private industry wondering about kids' flagging interest in science, and, now, as a teacher of science.But her teaching career has an...
Haitians Abroad May Return as Many as 120,000 Haitians in the US Could Head Back Once President Aristid Is Restored, Triggering Large Flows from Caribbean Nations
YVONE BERGER, a Haitian journalist, came to the United States 18 months ago - after the military took power in Port-au-Prince. Shortly after ousted President Jean-Betrand Aristide returns to Haiti in mid-October, Mr. Berger intends to go back.</P><P>"If...
House Calls It Quits, for Now, on Clinton Health Care Reform DEMOCRATIC TROUBLES
THE earth is rumbling under the feet of Democrats in Congress in these last weeks of the session. The defeat of Rep. Mike Synar (D) of Oklahoma and the poor showing of House Speaker Tom Foley (D) of Washington in primaries last week were but the latest...
Inherent Space in Small Places
LET'S see what we can do with an egg," John said as we looked around my house for things to photograph. John and I were both 15, both budding artists.</P><P>I was the photographer, a hobby-turned-obsession during my first year of high...
Kennedy in Toughest Fight Ever End-Game after 32 Years May Be Possible with Anti-Incumbent Mood in Bay State
EDWARD Kennedy's 32-year reign over one of Massachusetts' seats in the United States Senate is only a few thousand Stewarts away from an uncamelot-like end."I think he's been there too long," says Stewart, a soft-spoken Boston resident who chose not...
Letting in Light through Effervescent Loops
The loop is Natalie Alper's signature, but in truth, it's more than that. The loop is the thing that happens in her abstract/action paintings, that cuts across the canvas, takes a left curve, whips all the way around, and then keeps going. Sometimes...
Living God's Word
OUR girls wanted to learn to play the piano. I had taken lessons some years earlier, so I felt I could start teaching them myself. We got off to a great start. In fact, they learned so quickly I could see I needed to start practicing regularly. ...
Media, Jury Experts Make Impact on Start of Simpson Trial Judge Still Wrestles with Glut of Media Coverage as Jury Selection for Costly, Sensational Trial Begins Series: Experts Say Intense Media Coverage Will Ensure O.J. Simpson One of the Fairest Trials in US History or One of the Least Fair Due to a Lack of Impartial Jurors., DAN GROSHONG/REUTERS
FINALLY ... The Trial itself.Jury selection scheduled to begin today in the O. J. Simpson case marks the long-awaited formal opening to the double-murder episode's actual trial stage, for which every legal proceeding to this point has been merely preparatory.To...
November Elections May Show New Conservativism
IN the stretch run of Campaign '94, prognostications are of a partisan outcome. Most analysts expect the Republicans to gain in the 435 House of Representatives, 34 Senate, and 36 gubernatorial contests. But in our federal system where local issues,...
Paradise Reviewed: Hawaii Looks at Its Shortcomings Heavily Tourist-Dependent, Expensive, Frequently Uncomfortable in Its Race Relations, and Isolated, the State Seeks New View of Its Prospects Series: POINTS OF THE COMPASS. Part of an Occasional Series. First of 3 Articles Appearing Today
FROM a picnic table here in her western Oahu front yard, Hawaii born-and-raised Edwena Kamohalii tells why the four siblings she grew up with have moved to Guam, California, Germany, and Japan."The cost of living in Hawaii is outrageous," says the 36-year-old...
`Progress at What Price?
I LIVE in the mountains of Virginia, in a landscape whose beauty remains substantially intact. In earlier eras of my life I've lived inside the Washington Beltway and within walking distance of the San Francisco Bay. My experience has given me a perspective...
South Africa Showcases Opportunities for Trade Last Week's New York Trade Show Set out to Heighten US Interest
JEREMY LINK is trying to enter the 21st century by harking back to tradition. The company Mr. Link represents manufactures "African artifacts" based on designs that have been created for hundreds of years by "bushmen," original inhabitants of Link's...
The Legacy of Forced Busing in Boston Series: COVER STORY
TWENTY years ago this month, Boston students began a school year they will never forget.Amid violent protests, boycotts, and rallies, young people across the city rode yellow buses to school as the rest of the nation watched. It was a time of racial...
The Politics of Meanness
WITH the primary season behind us, the fall campaigns will heat up quickly, in more ways than one. A recent Times-Mirror poll found an American electorate that is "angry, self-absorbed, and politically unanchored." Why this is so is a question that badly...
The Tomato Bug
THESE days autumn strides in like a drill sergeant barking orders: "Up and at 'em! Back to work! Back to school! Move it! Move it!" Leisurely summer vacations or weekends at the lake or in the hammock quickly become pleasant-if-faded memories. Escapist...
Whither Rabin's Peace Dividend? Gains from Rapprochement with Arab Neighbors May Not Meet Voters' Expectations
WITH a healthy domestic economy and dramatic peace deals with the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and Jordan to show for his first two years in office, Israel's Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin appears to be in an unassailable political position.But...
Yeltsin's Little Haitis at Washington Summit, Russian Leader Hopes to Press Case for Intervening in `near Abroad'
RUSSIAN President Boris Yeltsin arrives in the United States today for an official visit. But his visit has been almost totally lost amid official Washington's preoccupation with Haiti.Given his predilection to hold center stage, Mr. Yeltsin might be...