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 February 15, 1994

A `Technical' Plan for `Greater Jerusalem' Secret Proposal Would Incorporate Huge Tracts of the Occupied West Bank
SITTING on the desk of Jerusalem's new right-wing mayor, Ehud Olmert, is a potentially explosive blueprint to expand the city five-fold that could wreak havoc with Palestinian plans for self-rule in the West Bank."Greater Jerusalem," as outlined in a...
Audubon's Magnificent Birds Migrate North to Boston Museum of Fine Arts Displays 90 of the Artist's Original Paintings
THE name "Audubon" is today closely associated with environmental protection. And that fits, says Theodore Stebbins, co-curator of an extensive exhibit of John James Audubon's original watercolors at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. The artist loved his...
Business Slips in Regulatory Mire Regulation Sometimes Produces Litigation as Companies Get Bogged Down with New Laws
WARLIER this month, the United States Labor Department proposed a $1.3 million penalty against a Pennsylvania painting contractor for "failing to provide even the most basic protections for its workers."The Manganas Painting Company, based in Canonsburg,...
Comedian Mary Wickes Holds Her Own A Familiar Face to Movie and Television Fans, the Respected Character Actress Thrives on Well-Written Supporting Roles and Training Young Actors
LETTING out one of her hearty laughs, Mary Wickes proclaims, "I guess I have more luck than sense!" This rather modest assessment of her success as one of America's all-time great character actresses would be disputed by anyone who knows her work.Wickes...
Cries against Crime Lead to Proposal for Regional Prisons
THE halls of Congress echo these days with emotional words from lawmakers who vow to get tough on violent criminals. They demand:"Jail, not bail.""Lock 'em up and throw away the key.""Three strikes and you're out.""Two strikes and you're out.""One strike...
Do Too Many Lawyers Spoil the Economy? One Study Suggests the US Has 40 Percent More Lawyers Than Needed for Optimal Growth Series: BUSINESS GOES TO COURT. PART 4
LEECHES, parasites, bloodsuckers. For centuries lawyers have been called these things (and worse) by people who think they have gotten the short end of the legal system.But in recent years the notion that lawyers drain money out of people and organizations...
Eastern Colleges Nurture Skiers Dartmouth Grads Have Been on Every American Team since Winter Games Began
SKIERS surge from the starting gates in 30-second intervals, their vigorous skating strides taking them quickly up a distant incline and out of sight. A few knots of shivering spectators cheer them on.This is top-level collegiate skiing, with 15 schools...
Events
WELFARE BENEFITS MAY BE CUT, TAXED The Clinton administration may finance new programs for job training and child care by wringing billions of dollars from the welfare system through cost cutting and taxes on benefits, officials say. The administration's...
Flock Stocks: Turkeys Are Up, Grouse Down, as States Trade Scarce Wildlife
FORGET the frenzy at the New York Stock Exchange. The "wildest" trading these days goes on amid a flurry of fur and feathers in many state forests throughout the United States.State wildlife officials are increasingly trading wild birds and beasts among...
French Families Grow Smaller, and Government Asks Why
HELENE and Christian de Maredsous have just brought a new baby into their Paris home. And although they are thrilled with their third daughter, Camille, they would still like to have a son - so in a couple of years they will likely try to have a fourth...
Freshmen Lawmakers Find Their Posts Lucrative
MEMBERS of Congress's largest freshman class in decades, swept into office on a wave of public anger at Washington, didn't take long to find the Capital's money trail. The newcomers - especially those who landed assignments on the most influential House...
Friends in Disguise: Clinton and the GOP Cooperate
SO many Republicans are warming up to President Clinton - at least somewhat - because he's getting things done that they want done:like the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement he pushed through Congress and the welfare reform and anticrime measures he...
God's Way of Freedom
THE church I was attending had large windows running the length of each side of the auditorium. Once, before a service, I discovered a small, brown sparrow that looked like he'd been trapped in the building for some time. I opened wide the front doors...
It's Still Howe, for Now, but Gretzky Is Gaining
SELDOM are career records in any sport handed off between athletes who have forged a real friendship. That appears likely to happen in hockey, though, where Wayne Gretzky is closing in on Gordie Howe's record of 801 career National Hockey League goals....
`Loaned Executives' from Business Help Boston and Other US Cities
BOSTON Mayor Thomas Menino is beginning to benefit from the expertise of private-sector executives who can now donate their time to work for city government.The goal of the city's new "loaned executive" program - approved by the City Council in December...
Prosecutors Finishing Case against Branch Davidians
PROSECUTORS in San Antonio are ready to wrap up their case against 11 Branch Davidian cultists accused of murdering four federal agents. One piece of prosecution evidence still to come is an FBI surveillance tape that recorded conversations inside cult...
Religion Prospers in Mother Russia Patriarch's Influence Grows as He Tries to Mediate between Factions of the Country's Fractious Politics
DURING President Clinton's recent visit to Moscow, a significant event occurred that received inadequate media coverage: the president of the United States met with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Alexy II. It was an act that recognized...
Simply SHAKER
THE COMPLETE BOOK OF SHAKER FURNITURE. By Timothy D. Rieman and Jean M. Burks, Abrams, 400 pp., $75`I WOULD like to be remembered," Sister Mildred Barker said in a 1974 interview, "as one who had pledged myself to the service of God and had fulfilled...
Single-Payer Health Plans Deserve Attention
The front-page article "Businesses Line Up Against Clinton Plan; Public Is Still Divided," Feb. 4, is misleading. Americans may be divided in their views of President Clinton's health-care reform plan or conservative alternatives to it, but other polls...
Slovak Leaders Call for Elections to End Deadlock
LEADERS of Slovakia's main political forces seemed to agree on Sunday that a new election is the only way to break a legislative stalemate stifling efforts to rebuild the economy and attract investment.Premier Vladimir Meciar proposed late Saturday that...
Stopping the Flight to Extinction Worldwide Efforts Are Needed to Save Birds, since So Many Declining Species Are Intercontinental Travelers
IN a few weeks, millions of intercontinental migrants will begin appearing in the northern latitudes. Colorfully plumed and with stout hearts, they will have come hundreds - in many cases thousands - of miles to breed and nest. And for those touched...
Talking Trade as Adults
IN many ways, the standoff between the United States and Japan over their trade dispute can be a cause for celebration. Both countries, as Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa noted, have learned how to treat each other as adults.In saying "no" to US trade...
Texas Democrats Gear Up for Senate Race
MIKE ANDREWS, a six-term congressman, is abandoning a safe seat as a state representative to run in the Democratic primary for the United States Senate and, he hopes, in the general election against Republican incumbent Kay Bailey Hutchison.On Saturday,...
The Budget Won't Be Balanced by an Amendment Impractical Proposal Leaves Loopholes, Allows for Delay Tactics
FEW things could be more destructive of citizens' faith in our Constitution than the adoption of a high-profile amendment which, in addressing an issue of national importance, promises something which it cannot deliver and, in the process, promotes confusion...
Tonya Prepares for Games, Competing with Kerrigan US Skating Champion Heads for Olympics after Court Deal Is Reached
NOW that a deal has been reached allowing Tonya Harding to compete in the Olympics, she and rival US figure skater Nancy Kerrigan face the prospect of seeing one other face to face.They will live in the same building at the athletes' village in Hamar,...
Trial of Russian Scientist Provides First Test for New Constitution Chemist Tried for Divulging Military Secrets, but under What Set of Laws?
THE trial of a jailed Russian scientist accused of divulging state secrets after he revealed that the Kremlin was secretly developing the world's most powerful chemical weapon could be the first real test of the country's new Constitution.Vil Mirzayanov,...
UN, NATO Test Resolve over Threat of Airstrikes DEADLINE IN BOSNIA. Washington's Tough Talk on Bombing Is Not Matched by UN Leaders
WITH the clock ticking toward Sunday's deadline for the withdrawal of Bosnian Serb artillery from around Sarajevo, United States officials will work hard this week to try to keep Serbs from interpreting NATO airstrike threats as yet more empty bluster.Over...
Women's Military Rights
THE United States Navy - particularly its air arm - has suffered a fiasco over the past three and a half years. Not a military defeat, but a breakdown of discipline and public relations that will take perhaps another three years to overcome.Most Americans...
Worth Noting on TV
TUESDAY</P><P>American Bandstand's Teen Idols (NBC, 8-9 p.m.): It wasn't America's longest-running TV variety show for nothing. From its start in 1957 and for 32 years, "American Bandstand" showcased thousands of young performers, some...