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 December 13, 1994

A Cow Arrives at Christmas
I grew up on a farm. The house and barns were built from wood logged from our own property and sawed into boards at the sawmill Grandpa had built and run himself. Grandpa was a Finnish immigrant who believed he could do anything he wanted and make anything...
Athletes Themselves Should Take Rap for Drug Use, Beijing Says
STUNG by the international suspension of some of China's most celebrated sports stars over drug use, Beijing is scrambling to distance itself from the embarrassment and suspicions of performance-enhancing drug abuse.Earlier this month, Japanese sports...
Balkan Dominoes Could Tumble Back on Serbia Province
FOR the new Republican leaders in Congress, dealing with the crisis in Bosnia-Herzegovina seems simple enough: Give the Muslim-led government the arms it needs to fend off the country's land-grabbing Serbian minority.But from where Ibrahim Rugova sits,...
Christmas Gifts
ONE of the favorite questions to ask this time of year is, "What do you want for Christmas?" Often we have very specific ideas about what we want! In fact, sometimes the only thing Christmas seems to be about is presents. I know what it feels...
College Football '94: A Look Back Midnight Games, Surprise Resignations, Odd Matchups, and More Spiced the Season
WITH the exception of the bowl games, college football's 1994 season is in the books. The last bit of business was completed on Saturday, when the Downtown Athletic Club in New York awarded its annual best-player trophy - the Heisman - to running back...
`Divorce School' Helps Kids Cope Better with the Difficulties of Breaking Homes
IF my mom and dad wanted to go back together again, would you let them?"This was the heart-wrenching question put to Alameda County Superior Court Judge Roderic Duncan from a child of divorced parents.The setting was a Kid's Turn workshop, casually called...
Even Supporters Give Clinton Only One Cheer
A NUMBER of Democrats are saying they are ready to count President Clinton out. What amounts to a "no-confidence" vote is being registered by Democrats who expect to run for office in 1996. They see Mr. Clinton leading them down the path to defeat. They...
Events
PRE-HIGH SCHOOL DRUG USE SEEN RISING One in 4 schoolchildren has used illegal drugs before reaching high school, according to researchers who say drug use among American youngsters is "getting worse at a fairly rapid pace." A University of Michigan...
Finding a Fusion Method That Holds Water
Physicist Richard D. Petrasso has a nifty parlor trick. It challenges the performer with the same difficulty the United States Department of Energy's proposed $1.1-billion giant-laser facility must overcome to develop one form of hydrogen fusion power.Fill...
Fish That Got Away
THIS week the US Commerce Department, declaring a state of emergency, banned all fishing on Georges Bank and in other defined New England waters.Environmentalists have accustomed the public to hearing about the despoiling of forests, the endangering...
For Your Budding Scientist
Even though each Christmas season brings a deluge of new books on science for young readers, some of the best are still the old classics that have been with us for nearly a generation. Here is a list of some favorite science books for adolescent readers...
France's Race for President Spins Right, Twists EU Issue SOCIALISTS IN SHOCK
WITH the popular Jacques Delors out of the race for the French presidency, the Socialists have lost their "supreme savior."His party, which dropped to 14 percent of the French vote in the June elections for the European Parliament, is now in the market...
GATT Approval Proves the Two Parties Can Tango When a Bill's Goals Echo the People's Will, Republicans and Democrats Work Together to Get It Passed
AMID the whirlwind of the historic transition to a Republican majority in Congress, we should not lose sight of the significance of the passage of the Uruguay Round of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT).The approval of GATT has given...
High-Tech Business Gives Solid Boost to Northwest Economy
IN the forested Pacific Northwest, wood chips are giving way to computer chips.This region still has troubles in its traditional livelihoods - timber, fisheries, and aircraft - yet, the economic outlook is more upbeat here than in the United States overall,...
House GOP Plan Aims to Bolster Family Ties Family Act Offers Tax Credits for Care of Elderly and for Adoption, and Tougher Child-Support Enforcement, but Cost Is High Series: REPUBLICNA ROAD MAP. Part of a Series
DAN QUAYLE'S "family values" may soon see a new day.One of the 10 proposals in the Republican "Contract With America" includes tax credits for care of elderly relatives and adoption, more efficient child-support collection mechanisms, and tougher punishments...
Japanese Taste Sweet Success in Vietnam Candy Company Japan Is Vietnam's Biggest Trading Partner, but It Lags Behind in Investment
IF Isao Wada has his way, soon the Christmas cakes of Americans will be festooned with candy moldings of that make-believe character, Santa. Mr. Wada also offers tiny candy dwarfs, penguins, and bridegrooms wearing pink bow ties, all from Vietnam.For...
Lessons to Be Learned from Bosnian Crisis
While I agree with the principal conclusion of the front-page analysis "Why Only US Can Win Peace," Dec. 2, I believe the author has disregarded important factors in the United States decision to avoid making a stand for a "new world order" in Bosnia.First,...
Little Brother Is Watching You
George Orwell warned about Big Brother. I am Little Brother.It started innocently, a month ago, when a company called Digital Directory Assistance sent along a review copy of its CD-ROM program, PhoneDisc PowerFinder. It's a national phone directory,...
Little-Known Professor Finds Big-Time Error in Best-Selling Computer Chip
Mild-mannered Thomas Nicely was content with his quiet life as a mathematics professor at little-known Lynchburg College, teaching freshmen and researching number theory.Then he found a flaw in Intel Corp.'s top-of-the-line Pentium microprocessor and...
Making Human Rights Come Alive A Middle School Team Sets Aside a Day Weekly for Field Trips and Classroom Visits
`MY name is Iqbal," begins the 11-year-old Pakistani boy, whose shaggy hair just covers the scar above his right eyebrow. "I began work in a carpet factory when I was four years old."Iqbal Masih, half the size of the average seventh-grader in his audience,...
New GOP Congress May Put Smoking Bans on a Slower Burn
ANTISMOKING groups in Washington believe their prospects for new federal bans have gone up in smoke.The power shift in Washington to the Republican Party has snuffed out the likelihood of any new legislation on smoking in public places or congressional...
Orange County Bankruptcy Rattles Investors in Bond Market
UNITED States financial markets are struggling to recover from the $1.5 billion in investment losses in Orange County, Calif.But that won't be easy. Several Wall Street investment houses, including Merrill Lynch & Co., have direct financial links to...
Parties Trumpet Tax Cuts to Woo the Middle Class GOP, Democrats Fashion Dueling Proposals, but Critics Question If Nation Can Afford Them
THE tax-cutting race is starting, with politicians from both parties lining up to offer Americans relief from their yearly payments to Uncle Sam.Clutching their copies of "Contract With America," GOP lawmakers promise that easing the tax burden for businesses...
Readable Gifts for under the Tree
THE CHRISTMAS ALPHABET By Robert Sabuda; Orchard Books unpaged, $19.95. All ages. THE SWEET AND SOUR ANIMAL BOOK By Langston Hughes. Illustrated by students from the Harlem School of the Arts; Oxford University Press, unpaged, $15.95. All ages. ...
Russia, Chechnya Talk Peace, Make War in Rebel Region
RUSSIA opened negotiations yesterday with the breakaway republic of Chechnya, as its invading troops there ran into trouble, and domestic opposition to Moscow's military intervention mounted.But there seemed little chance that the talks would achieve...
Should Nation's Young Be Restless? Social Security Funds May Run Out
DEEPLY divided, a bipartisan commission enters its final deliberations tomorrow on a controversial plan to scale back Social Security and other entitlements for millions of Americans.The panel chairman, Sen. Bob Kerrey (D) of Nebraska, insists that drastic...
States Still Spending More on Highways Than Mass Transit
THREE years after Congress gave states unprecedented control over transportation spending, they have poured far more federal dollars into highway projects and far less into mass-transit systems than Congress expected."We're very disappointed. Business...
The Orange Goes Sour
THERE probably aren't too many counties out there quite like Orange County, Calif., which last week filed for bankruptcy after its high-risk investments turned sour. But local governments across the country should be heeding the lessons of Orange County's...
The Real Free-Trade Debate Hasn't Taken Place Yet
THE passage in Congress of the new Uruguay Round of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) marks a victory for the political establishment in Washington and a defeat for what passes for populism today. The approval of GATT was never really...
Tim Allen's Career Gets More Improvement the Star of America's Top Television Sitcom Adds a Hit Movie and a Book to His Repertoire, but He Still Listens to His Mother
Tim Allen's "Home Improvement" sitcom jockeys between the No.1 and No. 2 slots as the most-watched show on TV. His book ("Don't Stand Too Close to a Naked Man") came out recently, and "The Santa Clause," his debut movie for Disney, is doing a land-office...
Touchdown Displays Are Poles Apart
PERHAPS no other single act in sports has given rise to such diametrical personal expressions as football touchdowns. Flamboyant end-zone dances, which began in the 1980s and are still going strong, now enjoy a quiet counterpoint - players kneeling,...
US Cites Flawed Plane in Crash, Not Inadequate Safety Standards
THE government's partial grounding of a commuter aircraft due to a possible design flaw reduces the likelihood that human error was responsible for an October plane crash.The fatal crash sparked renewed calls for tougher upkeep and oversight standards...
With Their Own Limbaugh, Taiwanese Tune in to Politics
`THIS is FM 89.5, the Voice of Taiwan. You're on the air," Charles Chiang said, flipping the switch on the afternoon's first caller.On the eve of Taiwan's recent local elections, Mr. Chiang - usually an accountant in his adopted California, but right...
Worth Noting on TV
* TUESDAY</P><P>The 10 Most Fascinating People of 1994 (ABC, 10-11 p.m.): Of course they're not really the most fascinating people of 1994, mainly because so subjective a list has little meaning. But the people chosen are at least a varied...