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 13, 1994

A Mississippi County Grows Casinos Instead of Cotton
IN a 1990s version of Las Vegas springing up in the Nevada desert, casinos are cropping up in cotton fields here in rural Tunica County, Miss., about 25 miles south of Memphis.This was the poorest county in the nation, according to the 1980 United States...
A New Report Tracks 50 Years of American Dream
THE American dream has always been to own one's own home.In a new report released today, "Tracking the American Dream - The First Fifty Years of the Census of Housing: 1940-1990," by housing analyst Jack Devaney, the Commerce Department's Census Bureau...
An Irish Boy Is Philly Bound, but Can't Shake His Loved Ones
PHILADELPHIA, HERE I COME! Play by Brian Friel. Directed by Joe Dowling. Presented by the Roundabout Theatre Company at the Criterion Center.</P><P>THE central conceit of Brian Friel's early play, "Philadelphia, Here I Come!," now being...
A Symphony of Clocks at Noon
The sound of a clock ticking has always made me feel at home. My earliest memories of listening to a clock are while I sat painting or drawing at the kitchen table of my parents' house.In the early 1960s, we moved to a larger house in the Philadelphia...
Both Conservatives and Liberals Decry Rapid Increase in Single-Parent Families
AS recent United States Census studies reveal further erosion of the two-parent American family, the tone of public talk about single parenthood appears to be shifting as well."You shouldn't have a baby before you're ready, and you shouldn't have a baby...
Census: Nuclear Family Fading Three-Quarters of US Families No Longer Fit `Ozzie & Harriet' Model
AS the 21st century edges closer, single parent Linda Johnson is already described as the probable parent of the future.Instead of being part of the traditional American family with two married parents and children, Ms. Johnson is raising her two daughters...
Chief of Staff Panetta Is Getting the Job Done
DEAR Leon Panetta:You've only been the president's right-hand man for a few weeks, but your presence is already being felt.You've always had warm press relations. So when President Clinton feeds cake to the press and schmoozes with reporters in his private...
Death-Penalty Fervor
THE decision by the prosecution not to seek the death penalty against O.J. Simpson is justified on its purely legal merits, but it is already being criticized. Advocates for battered women, for example, argue that the decision shows more concern for...
Events
CRIMEAN PRESIDENT OFFERS A DEAL The president of Crimea offered a compromise to his enemies in parliament yesterday, saying he would reverse his declaration of presidential rule if lawmakers would reverse a vote to strip him of his powers. Parliamentary...
Former Communists Boosted by Ballots in Eastern Germany
THE Bonn political establishment has tried to demonize the former East German Communists in an effort to reduce their popularity.But the anticommunist attacks seem to have had the opposite effect. And now the establishment might have to make some kind...
Hawaii's Tourism Bounces Back with Japanese Arriving in Droves
STROLLING down Kalakaua Blvd. here, Masahiko Shindo and his wife, Setsuko are doing what thousands of other tourists are doing on the main drag of Oahu's top tourist area: shopping for bargains between restful days on the beach, and bus tours to areas...
Hutus and Tutsis Show Tolerance in a Neighborhood of Bujumbura in Buyenzi, One of the Oldest Communities in Burundi's Capital, Ethnicity Is Not So Blatant
DESPITE the waves of ethnic killings in Burundi in the last year, at least one neighborhood here, Buyenzi, has remained peaceful. Residents offer a variety of explanations for this island of peace in a city where many neighborhoods are ethnically segregated.Some...
Japanese Special Vote Revives Opposition
THE results of a closely watched special parliamentary election have given Japan's fractious opposition parties something to celebrate and its ruling coalition a firm sense of the difficulties that lie ahead.Voters in Aichi Prefecture, which includes...
Mergers Make a Comeback in US, Pushing Up Stock-Market Prices New Unions Reflect Need for Survival; '80S Deals Hinted at `Greed'
MERGER-MANIA is once again under way in the United States, despite the Democratic administration currently in the White House and what some financial experts had thought would be tougher enforcement of federal antitrust laws. And the mergers and takeovers...
Ohio Grows Football Powers; Agassi's Convincing Win at Open
PUT this in the "hard to imagine" category: Despite last season's 10-1-1 record, Ohio State's football team, which is 1-1 after Saturday's 25-16 loss to Washington, hasn't been to the Rose Bowl since 1985. The Buckeyes appear unlikely to break the drought...
Palestinian Islamist Group Signals Shift in Strategy
HAMAS, the leading Palestinian Islamic opposition group, is gradually shifting its rejectionist stance to accommodate the Palestinian Authority (PA) set up two months ago to implement the Israeli-Palestinian agreement.But the militant movement, which...
Plants Play a Part in Climate Change
THERE'S a lot of concern about climate change resulting from the buildup of carbon dioxide and other "greenhouse" gases in the atmosphere.But we're forgetting about the plants. It now is clear that changes in plant cover - whether they are man-made or...
Protected by God
NOT long ago I received a telephone call from my seven-year-old granddaughter. She wanted to know, "If God could, why doesn't he stop accidents from happening." Tara was concerned about bad things happening and being vulnerable to them. I assured...
Radio Free Asia: Costly, Counterproductive China Needs Jobs, Time, and a Rising Middle Class - Not Radio Provocation - to Erase Human Rights Woes
THE House of Representatives failed last month to restrict trade with China. If successful, the move would have diluted President Clinton's effort to de-link China's "most favored nation" status and issues of human rights. But in an earlier move, the...
Second Income Can Shrink with Taxes and Expenses
A FAMILY faced with caring for a child or elderly parent can have some tough choices to make. One of the most important is whether both spouses will continue to work.Couples must consider both the short-term and long-term impact this decision will make...
Shuttle Studies Earth's Atmosphere with New Lasers A MISSION OF FIRSTS
NASA'S NEW SPACE-WALK BACKPACK</P><P>SAFER {Simplified Aid for EVA Rescue} - A rocket-powered backpack to help untethered astronauts return to their spacecraft during EVA (Extra-Vehicular Activity).</P><P>THE six astronauts...
Steering Women toward Car Maintenance Cars Were Designed by Men, Quips Race Car Driver Pat Lazzaro, So They Can't Be That Hard to Understand
WITH her black grease-covered hands and powder-fresh makeup, Pat Lazzaro ducks under the hood of a 1992 Ford Taurus and pulls out the oil dipstick.Wiping it clean with a cloth, she holds it up for the group of some 25 women (and a few men) seated around...
The United States Needs A Conventional-Arms Policy
PRESIDENT Clinton last year unveiled a good initiative on nonproliferation. Yet a crucial element is missing: a policy to limit the transfer of conventional arms. On Aug. 3, Undersecretary of State Lynn Davis explained the 18-month delay on conventional-arms...
The Wilderness Act: Work Continues after 30 Years
THIRTY years ago this month Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act, a measure unique in the history of conservation law.At a time when the United States was growing rapidly in population and economic development, especially throughout the resource-rich...
To This Farmer, Quiet Living Is Worth More Than a Fortune
GEORGE PERRY knows he gave up an opportunity to make a lot of money by selling a few hundred acres of his farm to casino executives."I was offered as high as $2 million for 200 acres. But we passed on it," says this straight-talking farmer. "I don't...
Unfinished Handshake
ON a sunny White House lawn one year ago today, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat shook hands on a deal that took the world's breath away. The two represented one of the deepest struggles - between Arab and Jew - of...
USAir, Boeing Will Pass Scrutiny as Investigators Continue to Search for a Cause of the Recent Crash, the Airline and Manufacturer Involved Will Likely Lose Early Revenues but Survive Long-Term, Analysts Say
AN airplane disaster stirs up increased scrutiny and embarrassing questions for the affected airline and plane manufacturer. Last Thursday evening's crash of USAir Flight 427 outside Pittsburgh came at an especially vulnerable time for USAir and the...
US Stiff-Arms China on Joining New Trade Pact Beijing Seeks Special Status in Its Bid to Enter Global Group by Jan. 1, but Washington Balks
TENSIONS between China and the United States are escalating once again, as Beijing chafes under yet another attempt by Washington to modify its behavior under a deadline.Intent on taking what it sees as its rightful place among the world's powerful nations...
Will Cuba's Real Enemy Please Stand Up?
The opinion-page essay "Why Give Castro Another Platform?" Sept. 1, states: "The US should take the political offensive. It should argue that it is not an American embargo against Cuba, but Castro's own inept management of an outmoded Marxist system...
Worth Noting on TV
* TUESDAY</P><P>75 Seasons: The Story of the National Football League (TNT, 8-10 p.m.): Maybe it's to steal a march on "Baseball" - the ballyhooed Ken Burns series airing Sunday on PBS - or maybe it's because the football season is here...