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 April 14, 1993

Against Pandemonium
A NEW Russian military doctrine partly endorsed by Boris Yeltsin seeks to use force to protect ethnic Russians in the other republics of the former Soviet Union. The leader of Hungary says he is the president of all Hungarians, including those in Romania,...
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A Lap Full of Spots through the Years, Dalmations Have Played Many Roles - Caoch Dogs, Firehouse Dogs, Even Lap Dogs
IT isn't too hard to spot a Dalmation.For a start there's the way they rush up and greet you - you, their long lost friend - as soon as they know your are an authentic visitor in their domain. No matter that they've never met you before. You are made...
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A One-Woman Dynamo Onstage and Off
THERE is a poster in the foyer of Die Distel, east Berlin's premier political cabaret theater, with a drawing of Karl Marx. The solemn father of communism is shrugging his shoulders: "Sorry guys, it was just an idea."The poster was printed a year before...
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Automakers Join Credit-Card Race Started by GM
SINCE General Motors Corporation introduced its credit card last September, more than 12,000 customers have used their rebates toward the purchase of a new vehicle. That's up from 5,000 just two months ago."We're pleasantly surprised by the number of...
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Bosnian City Averts Ethnic Hatred and Economic Collapse, for Now Halting Serb Forces with a Bold Threat, Tuzla Has Survived - and Fed Thousands of Refugees
WHEN Bosnian Serbs launched a major offensive last October against Tuzla, its poorly armed Bosnian Army defenders took a drastic step to stem the onslaught.They deployed tanker trucks containing massive quantities of chlorine along the front lines and...
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British Police Reforms Greeted with Resistance Officials See Minister's New Measures as Erosion of Police Authority
BRITAIN'S police are facing their biggest shake-up this century as crime levels soar and law-enforcement officers try to persuade the public that police corruption is a thing of the past.In a bid to get a grip on lawlessness, Home Secretary Kenneth Clarke...
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Cake for Euro Disney, despite Bumpy First Year
SLEEPING Beauty's castle resembled a huge birthday cake, the shy Parisian sun came out of hiding, and several dozen babies born exactly one year ago were invited as Mickey Mouse's special guests.The occasion was the first anniversary of Euro Disneyland,...
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Canadian Economist Says Country's Debt First Priority INTERVIEW
CANADIAN economist Judy Maxwell is known for being a straight shooter.Tossing darts as well as bestowing laurels during her years as chairman of the Economic Council of Canada from 1985 to 1992, Ms. Maxwell gained a national reputation for fair-mindedness.Introducing...
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Clinton Budget Takes Early Swipe at Soaring Health Care Costs
AS the president's Health Care Task Force heads to the finish line with a plan to overhaul the nation's health-care system, the government's share of the tab continues to climb.In its first bid to get hold of runaway costs, the Clinton administration...
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Clinton Foreign Policy: From Rhetoric to Reality
THE Clinton administration this week is in the difficult position of watching while two of its foreign policy priorities clash: support for Russian President Boris Yeltsin and a desire to tighten economic sanctions against Serbia.The United States has...
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Events
HANOI DENOUNCES P.O.W. DOCUMENT</P><P>Vietnamese officials April 13 denounced as a "fabrication" a document that alleges North Vietnam held 837 more American prisoners of war in 1972 than it acknowledged. The formerly secret document found...
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Haiti Must Be Freed from Military's Grip When Aristide Returns, He Must Carry the Full Authority Granted Him under the Constitution and with UN Forces to Help Keep the Peace
IT took a phone call from Washington in 1986 to convince Haiti's Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier that it was in his best interests to flee. In 1990, it took a visit by the US ambassador to get Gen. Prosper Avril and the armed forces to relinquish their...
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India's Strife Slows Foreign Investment
A BANKER from Britain came to India last month looking for investment opportunities. On the final day of his trip, March 12, he narrowly escaped being killed by a terrorist bomb that exploded at the Bombay Stock Exchange. He drove to an airline office...
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Khmer Rouge Intimidation Fails to Halt UN Plan for Cambodia Elections Are Seen as the Only Way to Establish Legitimate Rule
THOUGH troubled by the recent upsurge in violence in Cambodia, United Nations Security Council members are determined to press ahead with May 23 elections there.Diplomats admit to growing concern about stepped-up attacks on UN personnel, political party...
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London-Based TV Service Beams Up News in Arabic
`I CANNOT tell you how much we appreciate your news service," writes Raafat Assaad, an Arab living in Denmark. "It is so significant for us. Our Arabic language is rich, but even so we have trouble expressing the gratitude we feel towards MBC."Hundreds...
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Memories of the Man Who Was Almost Prime Minister
THE title of this career autobiography of a politician, "A Life At the Center," is justified. Roy Jenkins, who almost became prime minister of Britain, held high office repeatedly in the British Cabinet during four decades as a member of Parliament....
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President Pushes Banks to Finance Small Companies Businesses Say Ending Credit-Crunch Is Vital, but Regulators Doubt Clinton Policy Will Work. BOOSTING THE ECONOMY
IN the government's current drive to help create employment for out-of-work Americans, bankers and industry leaders insist that the best tool for rebuilding the nation's job base is entrepreneurs' access to capital.Small businesses provide jobs for two-thirds...
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Rebel Infighting Devastates Sudan for 10 Years, Sudanese Rebels Have Fought the Government. Now They Are Also Busy Fighting among Themselves
FIGHTING among rival rebel groups, and not drought, is the main cause of the alarming levels of death and malnutrition in parts of southern Sudan, according to officials of the United Nations World Food Programme providing famine relief here.The infighting...
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Respect One Another
ONE of the simplest rules of Christianity, so valuable it has come to be known as the Golden Rule, is stated this way in the Gospel of Matthew: "All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them." The popular version of...
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Russia Has No Special Minority Rights Claim Moscow's Efforts to Protect Ethnic Russian Minorities Ignore the Human Rights of Millions of Non-Russians in Former Soviet Republics
ALTHOUGH Moscow is losing its ability to govern Russia, it is nevertheless trying to extend its control over neighboring states. Citing Russia's "vital interests" and "special responsibilities" Boris Yeltsin recently asked the world community to deputize...
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Soviet Coup Plotters to Claim They Tried to Save Motherland
THE long-awaited trial of the gray cabal that plotted the attempted hard-line Communist coup against Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev in August 1991 finally begins today in Russia's Supreme Court.Despite the apparently straightforward nature of the...
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Stark Political Humor Drives Berlin's Cabarets A Unique German Art Form Returns with a Vengeance to Expose What It Sees as Society's Paradoxes and Problems
THE stage is bare. A balding man with a cherubic face, clad in open-neck shirt, jeans, and sneakers is seated on a stool. He talks in a rapid, snappy style.The well-heeled audience laughs repeatedly at his clever word play. He recites verbatim from a...
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Taming `Models' of Violence
AT an age when boys used to point toy guns and say, "Bang!," they now aim real guns and shoot one another. Nearly 4,200 teenagers were killed by firearms in 1990. Only motor vehicle accidents kill more teenagers than firearms, and the firearms figures...
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The Status of a Pro-Israel Lobby in the Clinton
The article "Key Pro-Israel Lobby in the US May Lose Clout With Clinton," March 24, includes misleading information about the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).The author ignores the events of AIPAC's annual conference, which took place...
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THE WORLD FROM ...Tuzla, Bosnia the Siege of Srebrenica Has Focused Attention on This City, Where Residents Struggle to Help a Flood of Refugees
THE people of Tuzla are wondering what the rest of the world really knows about them.International attention has focused here only since UN convoys last month began evacuating to the city thousands of Muslims trapped by the brutal Bosnian Serb siege...
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US Fumbled Its Chances to Back Peace Pact for Bosnia
IN foreign policy, governments often face a difficult choice of options between the feasible, but less desirable, and the desirable, but unrealizable. The Clinton administration is clearly facing this dilemma in the case of Bosnia.The scenes from the...
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