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 October 4, 1994

Across Deep South, Dixiecrats Being Ousted by `Dixie-Cans' as GOP Congressional Wins Rise, South Could Be New Republican Powerbase
WHEN Southern voters head for the polls this November, a growing number of them will vote Republican. A few decades ago, this would have been an act of heresy in the Dixiecrat South, long a bastion of conservative Democrats.From Florida to Texas, the...
A Ducky Experiment
THE space shuttle Endeavour, now on orbit, is using high-powered radar to observe several features on Earth - including a controlled oil spill in the North Sea. The idea is to study ocean currents.That's one way to do it, we suppose. But somehow it lacks...
A Look Back at What Might Have Been
DATE-DROPPING is a popular baseball pastime, whether 1919 (the Black Sox scandal), 1947 (Jackie Robinson); 1951 ("Giants win the pennant!"); or 1961 (Roger Maris's 61 home runs). Now 1994 joins this list as the season that never ended, that stopped midstride,...
A New Satire in `Catch-22' Sequel
BACK in 1961, as part of an ambitious publicity campaign mounted to launch Joseph Heller's satirical first novel, "Catch-22," his publishers sent a copy to England's premier satirical novelist, Evelyn Waugh."I am sorry the book fascinates you so much,"...
Certain Regions Play Economic Catch-Up with Rest of Nation
DESPITE robust national economic expansion in the United States, some key regions - home to more than one-fourth of the nation's population - continue to be stuck in a mode of slow growth, lost jobs, and corporate downsizing.Barring any massive new federal...
Competition Lines Up for Long Distance Opening in Mexico Telmex Prepping for Entry of Foreign Phone Companies
WHEN it comes to phone lines, Eric Mancera knows his way around the block. As director of the telecommunications and networking department of one of Mexico's most presitigous universities, Technologico de Monterrey, the young engineer develops links...
Cooperation, Trust Begin to Restore an Oregon Ecosystem Ranchers, Ecologists Are Optimistic about Watershed's Recovery
FOR more than 120 years, ranchers have driven their cattle from the flat desert of southeastern Oregon up into the meadows and canyons of the Trout Creek Mountains for summer grazing.There have been drought years and bitter winters, fortunes have been...
Events
PERRY SEEKS MORE BOSNIA AIRSTRIKES The United Nations and NATO remain at odds over the use of air power against Bosnian Serbs, the top UN official in Bosnia said yesterday. After a nearly three-hour meeting in Croatia with US Defense Secretary William...
Get to the Root of Crime
It is refreshing to read a few sane and humane opinions on the subject of crime in "False Toughness" and the opinion-page article "Lock 'Em Up Legislation Means Prisons Gain Clout," Sept. 20. As the authors point out, the excessively punitive policies...
Give GATT a Green Light World Is Watching US Congress for Sign of Washington's Commitment to Global Free Trade or Its Preference for Regional Blocs
BURNT out by health care, distracted by Haiti, and worried about next year's election, Congress is in danger of losing interest in passing the Uruguay Round of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), one of the most beneficial trade agreements...
Haiti in Perspective
WHAT keeps the American people from recognizing the successes so far in the United States effort under way in Haiti? An Associated Press poll released Friday showed that 45 percent of those polled don't think the US will succeed in removing the Haitian...
In Tight Michigan Senate Race, Democrat Walks a Tightrope like Many in His Party, Bob Carr Runs as a Newer-Than-New Democrat and Gives the President a Wide Berth
MICHIGAN Rep. Bob Carr (D) faces two formidable opponents in his race for the United States Senate, one a conservative Republican and the other a widely known liberal in Mr. Carr's own party: President Clinton.Like many Democratic candidates this fall,...
Italian Designers Laud Efforts to Uncover Graft in Industry
MILAN fashion designers, under the judicial microscope for alleged bribes to tax inspectors, are taking Italy's latest corruption scandal in their stride, with some even congratulating magistrates for a job well done.Last week, graft-busting magistrates...
Kevorkian Case Goes to Michigan High Court
THE question that Dr. Jack Kevorkian has pushed onto the national agenda with his highly publicized involvement in 20 deaths now falls to the Michigan Supreme Court:Do people have a constitutional right to assisted suicide?The Lansing, Mich., court will...
Kinder, Gentler Hens for the '90S Geneticist Creates a Tamer Type of Chicken
WILD, aggressive, territorial, and fiercely competitive. These are not qualities that most people associate with chickens. In fact, these feathery fowl are most commonly portrayed as clucking cowards, tasty alternatives to steak, or simple creatures...
Mandela Faces Unresolved Issue of Covert Web in Security Forces
SERIOUS fault lines stemming from the apartheid era are coming into sharper focus as the new government grapples with a security apparatus and state bureaucracy long geared toward perpetuating white rule and undermining anti-apartheid resistance.President...
More Democrat Blues: House Speaker May Lose Anti-Incumbent Fervor Dogs Tom Foley
TOM FOLEY, looking comfortable in a gray suit and cheerful yellow tie, appears unruffled as he greets constituents at an open house at Thermoguard Equipment Company, which is celebrating the expansion of its plant here.But after being reelected in this...
Mr. Pollock and His Curious Cats
`Why d'you call him Cantaloupe?" John asked."Now we cross over this bridge," Mr. Jackson Pollock said. He strode ahead of the two children into the night, but (when he remembered) he kept pointing his flashlight behind him so they could see where they...
No Money in the (West) Bank Internal PLO Struggles over Accountability and Israel's Ability to Veto Projects Have Blocked International Donations Needed for Palestinian Self-Rule
LAST October, when international donors pledged to contribute $2.4 billion to develop everything from education to agriculture in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, the prospects for genuine Palestinian self-rule seemed bright.Nearly a year...
Paparazzo Lurks in Stars' Shadows Phil Ramey's Tabloid Photos Feed the Fame of Some Celebrities, Steal the Privacy of Others
PHIL RAMEY is king of the paparazzi in Hollywood."The only picture that counts is the picture that sells," he says in his tough-guy voice. And Mr. Ramey has taken a lot of pictures that sell. His market is the celebrity magazines like Paris Match and...
Playing a Brutal Game of Politics
The editorial "The Politics of Meanness," Sept. 26, brought to light a pivotal issue in the strength and direction of our nation. Spiteful and petty campaign ads undermine our perception of government and the worth of our strong nation. I am not saying...
Playing a Brutal Game of Politics
The editorial "The Politics of Meanness," Sept. 26, brought to light a pivotal issue in the strength and direction of our nation. Spiteful and petty campaign ads undermine our perception of government and the worth of our strong nation. I am not saying...
Pro Football Makes Some Tough Calls on Its All-Time Team
IN picking an all-time team for this year's National Football League 75th anniversary celebration, voters allowed themselves the luxury of selecting 25 offensive players, 20 defensive players, four specialists, and even a 19-member Two-Way Team that...
Recalling Bygone World of Baseball
I AM one of the most dyed-in-the-wool fans of that world that is referred to when the "World Series" is played. As a boy I hung on every word as the radio announcer described the drama of the baseball game when Grover Cleveland Alexander relieved Jesse...
Reform Unaccountable CIA
THE Central Intelligence Agen-cy is so focused on its rearview mirror that it can't look forward. CIA Director James Woolsey has termed the Aldrich Ames spy scandal a "systemic failure," suggesting an institutional breakdown, not a personal one. He believes...
Spinning a Tale of High-Powered Politics
TWO magicians take you backstage, explain how all the tricks work, show that you really can hide a rabbit up your sleeve. You're fascinated, but wary. After all, they're masters of deceit. Why are they telling you their secrets?The price Mary Matalin...
Toward a More Harmonious Home
IT'S not easy being from a broken home. And sometimes even a home that's not officially broken feels as if it is because of the inharmony within it. We may yearn for a dad to talk to or a mother to confide in. We may long for love. We may just long...
US Troops in Southern Haiti Town Face Showdown with Local Military after Precarious Dealings with a Haitian Colonel, US Special Forces Work out a Deal, but Then an American Soldier Is Shot at Midnight
AS United States troops fan out across the country, Haiti is greeting them with a mix of open smiles and clenched fists.After days of open embrace by the population of Les Cayes, a seaport near the tip of Haiti's southern peninsula, a US soldier was...
Venezuelan Bankers Wonder If the Fat Lady Has Sung Yet
VENEZUELA'S worst banking crisis in history may not yet be over, analysts say.So far this year, the government has seized 10 failed banks, which account for more than one-half of the banking assets in the country. The government has guaranteed $6.1 billion...
View of Military Repression from Inside a Prison Cell
THEY stayed in a cell for months or years. Little food. No exercise. Some of the prisoners, jailed for supposedly aiding terrorists, say they never had a court hearing.The prison here at Les Cayes provides dramatic evidence of human-rights violations...
Voter Anger to Hit Democrats Harder Than GOP This Election Year ANALYSIS
EVEN the Democrats who are leading in their races this year are swimming against a fierce national riptide.One current is a powerful anti-incumbent pull that is still running at least as high as in 1992, when voters elected more new members than to any...
World Economy Hailed at Madrid Finance Meeting IMF/WORLD BANK
ECONOMICALLY, the world has taken on a rosy glow."This is a great time to be secretary of the treasury," Lloyd Bentsen said Saturday after a session of the finance ministers of the Group of Seven industrial democracies in Madrid. The Group of Seven includes...
Worth Noting on TV
* WEDNESDAY</P><P>28th Annual Country Music Association Awards (CBS, 8-11 p.m., EDT):The country-music version of the Oscars and Emmys is this splashy event naming the entertainer of the year, top male and female vocalist, and a string...