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 16, 1993

After `the Shake': The Hard Work of Mideast Peace Pact Has Raised Expectations across the Region and Demands for Early Signs of Progress
IT'S the morning after for Middle East peace. Yasser Arafat's ebullient face is fading from American talk shows. Stoic Yitzhak Rabin is resting in Jerusalem after signing recognition deals with both the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and Morocco....
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America Takes a Wild Dip into Salsa
SALSA is hot - in more ways than one. Apart from its pungent personality, the zesty Mexican staple's popularity is also sizzling in eateries across the country - from roadside diners to four-star restaurants.To most Americans, salsa conjures up images...
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A Mother's Letters - A Child's Memories
IVAN DOIG was first noticed as a writer 15 years ago with "This House of Sky." That reminiscence of the years spent with his widowed father bouncing around ranches and sheep camps in Montana was followed by five more works, including a trilogy of novels...
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A Snub for Mushrooming Gambling Resort
The article "Connecticut Towns See Tribal Expansion Plan As Too High Rollin'," Aug. 24, states that the issue over tribal expansion is: "native American land rights and the promise of jobs vs. the power of citizen activism in local and state land management."...
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A Son of Palestine Looks Homeward
SALAH TAMARI has not seen his hometown in almost three decades. A Palestinian from Bethlehem, he left in 1965 to study in Cairo. When Israel occupied the West Bank and Gaza Strip during the Six-Day War of 1967, his family - mother and nine siblings -...
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Birth of a `New' National Party in the Runup to South Africa's First Free Vote, Whites Are Rapidly Including Blacks in Politics
THE multiracial crowd of about 1,000 supporters of South Africa's ruling National Party (NP) soon picked up the moving tune of the anthem that inspired millions of blacks during more than four decades of apartheid rule.The black delegates - sporting...
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Canadians Clash over Future of Forests Series: SPECIAL REPORT. MANAGING FORESTS. First of Three Articles Appearing Today
TREE huggers from Halifax to Vancouver are organizing to limit the cutting of Canadian forests in what amounts to a national grass-roots movement.Yet this environmental groundswell is butting up against the $33 billion (Canadian; US$25 billion) Canadian...
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Clinton, Aided by Predecessors, Challenges Perot over NAFTA White House Push for Trade Treaty May Balance a Debate Long-Dominated by Opponents
JIMMY CARTER brought President Clinton, George Bush, and Gerald Ford to their feet in applause in the East Room of the White House on Tuesday morning with his strong denunciation of Ross Perot.The strong language of Mr. Clinton and the three former presidents...
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Consolidating Gains of Israel-PLO Accord the West Must Lead the Way in Helping to Pay for Rebuilding of the Gaza Strip and Jericho
AS the world watched the signing of the declaration of principles between the Palestinians and Israel Monday, many worry whether the stroke of a pen and a handshake will bring peace to the Middle East, or if the process will be derailed by those who...
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De Klerk, Buthelezi Meet to Restore Unity to S. Africa's Election Process
PRESIDENT Frederik de Klerk, whose reforms have brought South Africa within sight of its first democratic ballot, will make a last-ditch effort today to bring Inkatha Freedom Party leader Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi back into the negotiating process.As...
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Environmentalists, Pro-Timber Forces Clash in Media Glare Series: SPECIAL REPORT. MANAGING FORESTS. Third of 3 Articles Appearing Today
HOW did a land-use decision erupt into an international media event? The decision was intended to set an example for the nation as a carefully drawn community-based process of negotiations.To the timber company MacMillan Bloedel and its supporters, the...
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Events
MIDEAST LEADERS RETURN, PACT IN HAND Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin returned to Jerusalem yesterday, telling Israelis that the peace agreement with the Palestine Liberation Organization would take hard work. He also appealed to the international...
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Grilled Eggplant Salsa
Grilled Eggplant Salsa</P><P>This excellent salsa can be served as a side dish with barbecued lamb kabobs, atop rice pilaf, or ladled into an omelette with equal aplomb.</P><P>1 small eggplant, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices</P><P>Salt</P><P>1...
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In New York, Comptroller's Race Drew Fire
IT'S a runoff.New York City Democrats will get a second chance to choose their candidate for the city's second most important job, comptroller. Neither the incumbent, Elizabeth Holtzman (33.4 percent), or her challengers, Alan Hevesi (35.3 percent) and...
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Is Haiti Viable?
THE paroxysm of internecine conflict in Haiti raises doubt as to whether that small, impoverished nation is any longer a viable political entity.The American-backed United Nations plan to install Haiti's duly elected president, Roman Catholic priest...
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Japan's Premier Focuses on Deregulation Hosokawa Sees Erasing Rules - from Haircuts to Trade Barriers - a Key to Staying Competitive
JUST a few weeks ago, bureaucrats in Japan would have made sure that a schoolboy's hair was cropped to within an inch of his scalp. Some teachers even chased after shaggy students with electric razors.But a month-old reformist government, intent on trimming...
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`Joy Luck Club' Comes to Screen Amy Tan's Story of Two Generations of Chinese Women Is Affecting but Lacks Depth
ASIAN movies and Asian themes are unusually prominent in world cinema just now.On the international front, two Chinese films - "Farewell My Concubine" and "The Women From the Lake of Scented Souls" - have won top prizes at major festivals. On the theatrical...
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`My People Are Hoping.'
Excerpts from remarks by PLO chairman Yasser Arafat.IN the name of God, the Most Merciful, the Passionate. Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen, I would like to express our tremendous appreciation to President Clinton and to his administration for sponsoring...
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Newspaper Sale Rattles Hong Kong
IN a sale expected to reverberate through Hong Kong's free press and Asia's media market, a Malaysian Chinese businessman close to Beijing has bought a one-third interest in an influential colony newspaper.Australian media tycoon Rupert Murdoch's News...
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Nigel Hawthorne Muses on Choice Roles and Touring
IT wasn't hard to track down Nigel Hawthorne one hot summer's morning. A familiar voice - part C.S. Lewis, part Sir Humphrey Appleby (from the BBC's "Yes, Minister"), and part George III - sent bold clues along the corridors of the warehouse that is...
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Of Shadows and Substance
THE title seemed strangely familiar. "Peter Schlemiel: The Man Who Sold His Shadow." It sounded like something I might have read in my college German class. Examining the book more closely, however, I realized that I had never read it before.First published...
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Our Father
WHAT a difference one word makes! In the Bible, Matthew's Gospel records that Christ Jesus taught us to pray that wonderful prayer we call the Lord's Prayer. I've been struck, lately, by the difference it makes to us that Jesus started that prayer...
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Royal National Theatre Pays a Call Britain's Preeminent Company Begins a Tour of the United States, Staying True to Its Original Mission and Mandate
THE touring company of the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain is back in the United States. Last year it toured with Shakespeare's "Richard III," starring Sir Ian McKellen. This time Nigel Hawthorne, who is well known to Broadway and public television...
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Surrealistic Portraiture or Reality ? Series: LENS AND LIGHT. `Lens and Light' Is a Series Showcasing the Work of Monitor Staff Photographers. Part 15 of an Occasional Series
AT first glance, there is an air of something sinister in this photo. A stern-faced minister appears to confront the shadow of a clutching hand coming between him and a cross.In fact, according to photographer Melanie Stetson Freeman, there was nothing...
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Taiwan Seeks a Place in UN
WHEN I was last in Taiwan, I asked to go through a manufacturing company in the capital city of Taipei. We drove out to a factory with long assembly lines manufacturing computer components for IBM and dozens of other consumer products. As the CEO of...
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The Motor City Ushers in New Era as Mayor Steps Down after Decades
DETROIT - one of the largest and poorest cities in the United States - is turning over a new leaf.Coleman Young, the city's heavy-handed, often confrontational mayor, is stepping down. In Tuesday's primary, Detroiters voted for two potential successors....
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Tourist Safety in Florida
WITH disturbing regularity, foreign tourists visiting Florida are finding themselves targets for robbery attempts - sometimes with fatal results.The latest incident involved tourists from Britain who, while driving in northern Florida, stopped at a rest...
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`We Say to You: Enough!' THE WHITE HOUSE CEREMONY
Excerpts from remarks by Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.PRESIDENT Clinton, the president of the United States, your excellencies, ladies, and gentlemen.This signing of the Israeli-Palestinian declaration of principles here today, it's not so easy,...
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Western Donors Peg More Russian Aid to Ongoing Reform
SIGNS of slippage in the Russian economy, brought on in part by infighting in the Russian government, are heightening concern among Western creditors about the future direction of President Boris Yeltsin's reform course."This is a crucial juncture,"...
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Worth Noting on TV
* THURSDAY</P><P>Super Special All-Star Comedy Hour (NBC, 10-11 p.m.): NBC is showcasing many of its recently visible comedians in a special hosted by Bill Cosby and taped before a live audience earlier this month. The show is designed...
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