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 January 25, 1994

Anticrime Campaign
INFUSED with election-year energy, members of Congress return to work today with the word "crime" ringing in their ears.Tonight, President Clinton's State of the Union message is expected to deal with the subject at some length. Among the proposals expected:...
Boeing Bosses Prepare Company for Change Seeing Competition from Europe's Airbus, and More Coming from Asia and Russia, the Aerospace Giant Struggles to Transform Itself
DESPITE the rough skies the Boeing Company is currently facing, analysts say there is a strong team in the corporate cockpit.Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Frank Shrontz has "been instrumental in ... demanding change" at the company, despite its...
Bonds Expected to Outshine Other Securities in 1994
THE United States bond market - one of the better performers in 1993 in terms of total returns for investors - looks ready to post another good year in 1994, although analysts say it will not be quite as stellar as last year.Municipal bonds, issued by...
Canada's Bootmakers Warm to Cold Snap Quebec Shoe Manufacturers Stay Profitable in the Cold, despite Competition from Abroad
ATHERMOMETER reading minus 25 degrees F does not faze the people of Acton Vale, a town halfway between Montreal and Quebec City. They love to hear that it is freezing in Atlanta or that government offices have closed in Washington. In this small town...
Canadians Shiver with Joy over Frozen Square Tires Indoors or out, They Find Ways to Have Fun in Sub-Zero Temperatures
CANADIANS know how to have fun in the winter. They're professionals at greeting it or beating it.Aaron Gergye, a climatologist for the Canadian government, correctly predicted back in November that this winter would be unusually bitter. His forecast...
Chaos in Russia Gives US Pause in Sending Aid Ouster of Reformers Dismays US Officials, Who Say Washington Now Can Do Little to Help
THE Clinton administration is rethinking its policy of unswerving aid for Russia amid concern in Washington that President Boris Yeltsin's government is slowing the pace of Russian economic reform.United States officials are particularly worried about...
Chorus of Reformers Adds New Pitch Tort Critics Now Focus on Limiting Damages and Establishing Clear Guidelines for Product-Liability Cases Series: BUSINESS GOES TO COURT. Part One of a 2-Part Series. Second of 5 Articles Appearing Today
DAN QUAYLE may be gone from the political scene but one of his favorite issues - reforming the nation's legal system - remains on the front-burner.Much of the action recently has been on the state level. With King Kong-sized medical-malpractice and product-liability...
Clinton an Isolationist? No. A Politician? Yes
TO understand President Clinton and his foreign policy, or his lack of foreign policy, one must remember that he is a domestic-affairs president. It isn't merely that he was elected to deal with pressing domestic problems. It's more a feeling Mr. Clinton...
Cost-Effective Environmental Protection
Regarding the editorial "Saving US Flora, Fauna," Jan. 4: After summarizing two House bills to reauthorize the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the author says that "rescuing the national bird ... from imminent extinction was one outcome of the act that...
Cost-Effective Environmental Protection
Regarding the editorial "Saving US Flora, Fauna," Jan. 4: After summarizing two House bills to reauthorize the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the author says that "rescuing the national bird ... from imminent extinction was one outcome of the act that...
Duran Duran: The Comeback Kids the Glamour Kings from MTV Rock, While Smooth Saxophonist Illinois Jacquet Swings
DURAN DURAN At Radio City Music Hall. ILLINOIS JACQUET BIG BAND At Tavern on the Green's Chestnut Room.</P><P>IN an age when popular music has pretty much abandoned melody, the virtues of a previously maligned but hugely successful band ...
Ensuring Jordan's Position as Moderate Regional `Buffer' Radicalization of Palestinians in Jordan Remains a Danger
THE question that troubles many Jordanian nationalists is whether or not the emergence of a Palestinian state resulting from the Israeli-Palestine Liberation Organization agreement will mean the beginning of the end of Hashemite rule in Jordan.The strategic...
Events
CALIFORNIA COMMUTING RESUMES</P><P>Commuters had to get creative yesterday to navigate southern California's earthquake-battered highways. Many companies resumed normal business hours yesterday after cleaning up behind the Jan. 17 6.6-magnitude...
For Now, Some Chinese Dissidents Lie Low to Sway US Saying That Most-Favored-Nation Status Will Help Political Reform, Dissidents Refrain from Criticizing Government
VETERAN Chinese activist Dai Qing recently opted against publicly criticizing a government policy she abhors. She is not alone.Many, but not all, political dissidents in China are shifting their tactics temporarily as the United States nears a decision...
France Urges US, Russia to Join in Ending Bosnian War
CONVINCED that the approaching end of winter will mean intensified warfare in Bosnia-Herzegovina, French officials are pushing the United States and Russia to join in a big-powers diplomatic initiative to end the conflict in the former Yugoslavia.At...
Highlights of Zionist History
* 1882 - Jewish immigrants in "Lovers of Zion" movement begin to arrive in Palestine from Eastern Europe.* 1896 - Theodor Herzl publishes Zionist treatise outlining the establishment of a state of the Jews.* 1917 - British Balfour Declaration declares...
Idahoans Balk at Air Force Proposal for Bomb Practice over Canyonlands
THE sight of falcons and eagles soaring over the spectacularly beautiful canyonlands of southwestern Idaho should not be controversial. But when those "birds" are F-16 Falcons and F-15 Strike Eagles - top-of-the-line warplanes - political feathers are...
Illinois Helps Judges Faced with Surge of Child Abuse New Committee Moves to Revamp the Child-Welfare System
RESPONDING to the surge in child abuse occurring nationwide, Illinois is bolstering the courts that are often the last line of defense for many mistreated children.The state legislature recently approved a plan by the circuit court of Cook County, one...
Impatience Grows on West Bank Accord Brings No Change to Ordinary Palestinians, Just Power Struggle among Factions
A high, double, barbed-wire fence isolates the refugee camp from the main Hebron road outside Bethlehem, while its 14 entrances are blocked by stacks of cement barrels. The Israeli flag flies over the roof of a building near the main entrance, serving...
Injury Lawsuits Said to Cause Financial Crisis for Many US Companies `Tort Tax' Burdens Small-Plane Builders, but Litigation Advocates Claim Safety Gains Series: BUSINESS GOES TO COURT. Part One of a _ Part Series. First of 5 Articles Appearing Today
AS he lifts a document from his desk, T. W. Wakefield's voice has a "here we go again" tone."This case just came in," says the vice president and general counsel of Cessna Aircraft Company, an airplane builder in Wichita, Kan. "Farley v. Cessna, in Pennsylvania....
Look out for the `Snoozer Bowl'
WHETHER a bad rap or not, the National Football League has been stung this season by criticism that its games have become boring, with too many field goals, not enough offense, and a sense that there is far too much attrition and too little excellence...
Nader Remains Unbowed by Volley of Criticism Series: BUSINESS GOES TO COURT. Part One of a 2-Part Series. Fifth of 5 Articles Appearing Today
IN the consumer journey from the 1960s to 1994, cars have become safer, drinking water more pure, and infants' clothing nonflammable. But while there have been such profound changes in the quality of life, the man most responsible for making them happen...
National vs. Party Interests in Mexico NAFTA Partnership and the Zapatista Rebellion Require That Mexico Attend to Political, Economic Reform
IN a Monitor article last June, I characterized Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari's choice of a successor in the following terms: If the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) ended up being approved with only moderate complications, President...
New Faces in Congress Lead Effort to Cut Budget
WONDER who the big spenders are in Congress? Look first at the Hawaiian delegation, which proposed an average spending increase last year of $422 billion, while cutting only $420 million - a 1,000-to-1 ratio of spending increases over decreases.Wonder...
New Sculptures Save Ancient Art Even a Caterpillar Could Not Stop an Austrian Artist from Rescuing a Grove of Nigerian Statues
DEEP within a sacred grove near this central Nigerian town are two clusters of religious sculptures: one very old and one relatively new.Thousands of Nigerians and others flock here for an annual festival, usually in late August. Some come out of curiosity....
No Need for Fear (Written Especially for Young People)
IF you read the newspapers, including this one, you already know about the major earthquake that hit California last week. Even if you don't live in California or know anybody who lives there, it can be pretty scary to think about an earthquake...
Nonprofits Seize Initiative from Federal Agencies Activists Develop Multiservice Solutions to Local Problems
COMMUNITY development is an art form, and it's best left to local communities to design it," says Andrew Cuomo, United States Housing and Urban Development (HUD) assistant secretary.Echoing President Clinton's campaign promise to streamline government...
Notes on All That Jazz in the Seattle Scene
SOUTH of downtown Seattle lies an underground city. For a few dollars, visitors can tour some musty buildings upon which the modern city is built.A few blocks to the southeast is an area whose rich history was also buried by modernization until Paul...
Political Crusade to Keep 300-Year-Old Shipyard Alive
CONGRESS appears set to approve some subsidies for battered shipyards. But as the experience of the Quincy yard here in Massachusetts shows, rescuing shipyards from oblivion may be tougher than navigating the choppy waters of the North Atlantic in wintertime.The...
Rabin Tries to Make Less of a `Greater Israel' Accord and Talks with PLO Reveal a Shift Away from Right-Wing Ideology of a Zionist State with Biblical Borders
WHILE interim peace arrangements with the Palestinians leave Jewish settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip intact for now, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin appears to be uprooting the ideology of Greater Israel that propelled settlers onto the hilltops...
Redefining Superfund
SUPERFUND qualifies as a household word in the United States, but many Americans are probably unaware that Superfund has not lived up to its name since being established in 1980.A large number of waste sites across the United States remain to be assessed:...
Shipping Industry Sails toward Subsidies While Congress Appears Close to Approving Aid for Hard-Hit Shippers, Some Lawmakers Say Maritime Business Gets Too Much Already
SINCE the late 1970s, the federal government has released the trucking and airline industries from its grip. But another major transportation industry, shipping, isn't following in their footsteps. Instead, Congress appears to be close to approving new...
Technology's Effect on the Modern City
THAT old saw about "where you stand depends on where you sit" is another way of saying that value judgments, experience, professional training, or even mere opinion color one's view of things.Whether my - or any other reader's - impression of popular...
Texas Reformers Try to Put New Caps on Frivolous Lawsuits Series: BUSINESS GOES TO COURT. Part One of a 2-Part Series. Third of 5 Articles Appearing Today
THERE used to be two places to strike it rich in Texas: in the oil patch and at the courthouse.But just as the sun sank on $30 crude oil, it is sinking on the frivolous but costly lawsuits that force fat settlements. Tort reform has come to Texas.The...
The Curtain's Going Up!
`THE play's the thing," wrote Wil-liam Shakespeare in "Hamlet, Prince of Denmark." In this very famous play, Prince Hamlet discovers that his uncle, King Claudius, killed Hamlet's father. Hamlet hires actors to perform a play (this is called a "play...
Uneasy Calm Hangs over Somalia as Foreign Troops Plan to Pull Out
CHILDREN splash in the muddy Juba River, whose waters irrigate vital farmlands along its banks in this southern Somalia town.Beside the dusty main road, small stalls have sprung up in recent months to sell food, soap, and tools.A school building reopened...
What to Look for at a Play
I TALKED to several important theater people recently, and a number of them offered tips about going to the theater.Jon Cranney, the executive producer of the Children's Theatre of Minneapolis pointed out how exciting it is to see something performed...
Worth Noting on TV
* TUESDAY</P><P>President's State of the Union address (Most stations - check local listings: 9 p.m., EST, to conclusion): Live coverage of the president's annual speech to a joint session of Congress. Following the speech, many stations...