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 June 14, 1994

A Cut-Rate America's Cup; Book Bargain for World Cup
BILL KOCH wants to shorten the America's Cup. Not the race - the boats. The man whose America3 yacht defeated an Italian entry to win the America's Cup in 1992 and who hopes to defend the cup next May with an all-female crew, wants to reduce the length...
A Step Closer to Peace in Angola? the Government and Rebels Express Support for an Emerging UN-Brokered Peace Plan, Even as Fighting Intensifies
A PEACE package is emerging in Angola after eight months of United Nations-brokered talks, with both sides expressing tentative support.But fighting continues to intensify, and diplomats and aid workers say they doubt the political will exists to implement...
Big Apple Proposes Biting Back at Public Smokers
FOLLOWING up on a 1993 US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) policy, New York City began hearings this week on proposed legislation that would prohibit restaurants seating more than 50 patrons from putting smokers and nonsmokers in the same room.The...
Bosnian Cease-Fire Holds as Mediators Plan Talks SEEKING A LASTING PEACE
WITH the latest cease-fire appearing to take hold in Bosnia-Herzegovina, international mediators are working to finalize a plan for a political settlement to the war."The imperatives are pointing toward peace," Lt. Gen. Michael Rose, the United Nations...
Combating Temptation (Written Especially for Young People)
I HUNG out with a group of girls who were trying out to be cheerleaders. Some wanted to become cheerleaders so they could get to know the football players--others just didn't want to be left out. I went along because my friends went along. I auditioned...
Disposal of Warhead Plutonium Awaits Federal Study of Options
AS Pentagon officials grapple with the hazards of unexploded bombs and land mines, the Department of Energy is trying to decide how to dispose of over 10,000 pounds of one of the most powerful explosives on earth - plutonium.The radioactive substance...
Euro-Vote Stuns Most Leaders, but Germans Make Kohl's Day Parliament Vote Deals Blows to British and Spanish Leaders
THE scene was the party headquarters of the Christian Democrats, the senior partner in Germany's governing coalition. The occasion was the European Parliament election.Rapturous applause greeted German Chancellor Helmut Kohl when he appeared to say his...
Events
SEOUL ORDERS RESERVISTS TO DUTY Reflecting rising war tensions, South Korea yesterday ordered a call-up of its 6.6 million reservists for one of its biggest civil-defense drills in years. The nationwide exercise will be held tomorrow. Seoul has staged...
Greek Troupe Looks to Its Roots in Interpreting Ancient Tragedy THE PERSIANS Drama by Aeschylus. Directed by Theodoros Terzopoulos
CHICAGO'S fifth International Theatre Festival, which continues through June 19, offers theatergoers a grabbag of drama, ranging from Mexican existentialism to Canadian surrealism to British playwright Alan Ayckbourn's newest comedy, "Communicating Doors."One...
Is Life Insurance for Kids Necessary? Many Say `No'
FEW purchases are as grim to contemplate as life insurance for children. Despite that, it's a popular purchase in the United States - and an unnecessary one, some consumer advocates say."We always advise against it," says Jim Hunt, director, National...
Keep Korea Crisis Cool
THE Clinton administration is moving into deep waters on the North Korean question. But with patient resolve, it can negotiate them. North Korean noncompliance on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, after a provocative year of gamesmanship with the...
Mapping the Route to Confirmation Fairness
BETWEEN 1987 and 1993, the United States witnessed a bruising succession of political fights over appointments to high federal offices. There were the ferocious televised battles over the nominations of Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas to the Supreme...
Max and the Solar Eclipse
MAX loosened his grip on the bat, stepped back from home plate, and kicked the dirt. Sheldon's just itchin' for one more strike out of me, he thought. His stomach churned."The count's 2 and 2," barked Sheldon. Sheldon couldn't hit the ball. Sheldon couldn't...
Overseas, US Pushes Its New Trade Goals
TODAY, on the threshold of the 21st century, balance-of-power politics is a thing of the past; nuclear weapons are a dangerous reality; and no one is talking about another world war. However, a different kind of global struggle has begun.The information...
Politics, Morals, and `Opting Out' of War
IF the crowd response to President Clinton's powerful speech at the United States cemetery on the bluffs above Omaha Beach was any indication, Mr. Clinton was passing an important test: The veterans were beginning to accept him as their commander in...
Raising Stakes in Haiti
IT is heartening to hear that Latin American and Caribbean countries are telling Washington quietly that they will support military intervention in Haiti if economic sanctions fail to oust the military-backed government and restore President Jean-Bertrand...
Rebel Forces Claim to Take Key City in Rwanda
TUTSI rebels claimed yesterday that their fighters had seized control of the strategic city of Gitarama in heavy fighting and were chasing Rwanda's government Army from the surrounding area.If true, it would be a key victory for the Rwanda Patriotic...
Reclaiming the Ancient Lands of the `Old Ones' Oregon Tribes Vie for Shared Management of National Forest
AS she looked about at the crowd gathering among the trees along Oregon's Applegate River and smelled the wood smoke and roasting salmon, as she listened to the drums and the singing, tribal elder Agnes Baker-Pilgrim shook her head in wonder."Never did...
Russian Ecologists Seek Safer Technology from US in Scrapping Nuclear Submarines
RUSSIANS in the frosty shipyard town of Severodvinsk share the concern of many American defense industry workers that the post-cold-war era will put them out of work. But more crucial than jobs, Russian scientists say, is the danger involved in decommissioning...
Russian Organized Crime Infiltrates Economy, Threatens Foreign Investment
BUSINESSMAN Boris Berezovsky almost became a statistic last week - yet another victim of the gangland-style killings threatening to become a daily fixture of Russia's increasingly violent criminal underworld.Mr. Berezovsky, head of the giant LogoVAZ...
Spit-and-Polish Military Looks at Its Own Big Messes
DECIDING which military bases to close may have been the easy part. Cleaning them up and transferring them to local governments and the private sector has proven to be a major challenge.Since 1988, the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission...
States Snap at Congress: Stop Mandated Sentencing
THE federal crime bill makes more than criminals unhappy. Last week, the National Conference of State Legislatures wrote to Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Joseph Biden (D) of Delaware to gripe about the legislation.The organization's chief...
Take a Trip to the Electronic Wild West
GOING on-line with an established service like CompuServe or America Online is like jetting off to Europe. Exploring the Internet is like taking off in a biplane and throwing out the compass. The ride can be rough and you might get lost, but you'll experience...
The Electronic Typewriter: Don't Write It off Just Yet
ON "Secretaries' Day" in April 1991, workers at a Portland, Maine, radio station held a contest resembling the shot put. But instead of hurling a heavy metal ball for distance, the employees flung that symbol of their love-hate relationship with the...
The Surprising Beneficiary of the Hand-Held Computer from Linen Pickup to Pest Control, the Blue-Collar Worker Finds It Most Useful
THE vision was compelling: Send a fax from the beach. Collect electronic mail at the airport. Gather data on the run.So, who is buying the gadgets that will do all this? It is not the hard-charging executive, as most people assumed. The big beneficiaries...
The World Bank Is Not a Police Force
The opinion-page article "Indonesia Mafia Pockets World Bank Loans," June 3, is a flagrant misrepresentation of the World Bank's relationship with the government of Indonesia.The authors base their conclusions on a simplistic and fundamentally unsound...
The World Bank Is Not a Police Force
The opinion-page article "Indonesia Mafia Pockets World Bank Loans," June 3, is a flagrant misrepresentation of the World Bank's relationship with the government of Indonesia.The authors base their conclusions on a simplistic and fundamentally unsound...
Three Novels Explore Midlife Aimlessness
The characters in all the novels reviewed below go through a process of defining - a summing up of sorts. The authors' styles differ, but the questions they address are essentially the same: Who have we become and how did we get here?THE TRACK OF REAL...
US Races to Cork Atomic Genie International Treaty Aimed at Preventing Spread of Nuclear Weapons Expires in 1995
WITH little fanfare, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) - currently the legal basis for world complaints about North Korea's nuclear program - is itself nearing the critical point in its existence since its entry into force almost 25 years ago.Next...
When New Cars Go Electric Northeast Should Adopt California's `ZEV' Rule
IN the face of a lobbying barrage by automakers and oil companies, California staunchly upheld its rule that zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) must represent 2 percent of the new cars and trucks in showrooms by 1998, and 10 percent by 2003. Now the battle...
`Woman Warrior' Finds a Voice
THE WOMAN WARRIOR Based on two books by Maxine Hong Kingston. At the Berkeley Repertory Theatre.</P><P>TALK!" yells the Chinese schoolgirl in white to the silent Chinese girl in a pink sweater. They are children of Chinese immigrants,...
Worth Noting on TV
WEDNESDAYNBA finals (NBC, 9 p.m., EDT to conclusion): In Game 4 of the best-of-seven series for the championship, the New York Knicks face the Houston Rockets in New York's Madison Square Garden. Houston leads the series, 2 games to 1.When America Trembled...