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 14, 1993

After Hubble: The Future of US in Space Revolves around Finding Partners
MEMBERS of the Hubble telescope repair team can relax after successfully completing one of the toughest jobs shuttle astronauts have ever tackled. The shuttle Endeavour landed just after midnight Monday. But their colleagues preparing for next month's...
After Trial Balloons, Clinton Team Prepares to Unveil Welfare Plan Welfare Reform Was Central to Candidate Clinton's Claim to Be a `New Democrat.' but Fulfilling Promises Comes at a High Price
THE Clinton administration's welfare-reform task force is drawing heavily on its supply of soaring rhetoric as it floats one trial balloon after another over the skies of Washington.Whoosh! One balloon says the administration will require all welfare...
Amazing Grace: A Rags to Riches Biography
IN 1851, a 19-year-old Irish boy, William Russell Grace, left London with his father on a long passage to Peru.Once there, the boy flourished, becoming a chandler - providing canvas, tar, and supplies - to clipper ships on the New York to San Francisco...
An Actor Short on Words, Long on Presence Alan Rickman Speaks Cautiously but Exudes a Powerful Aura on Stage and Screen
WE order two Perriers. Moments later, the waiter returns and, with silent efficiency, places one glass in front of me, another in front of British actor Alan Rickman, then another in front of an empty seat. The waiter, with equal efficiency, abruptly...
Anglican Clergy Debate Charles's Fitness to Rule Questions of Infidelity Prompt Calls for Church-State Split
THE marriage problems of Prince Charles, heir to the throne, are prompting calls for a loosening of ties between church and state in England.They are also causing deep divisions among leading churchmen, with some saying Charles is unfit to be king and...
Books in Brief
Two books take different approaches to textile design and needlework. For readers interested in art history particularly, these books are indispensible.CHARLES RENNIE MACKINTOSH: TEXTILE DESIGNS, by Roger Billcliffe (Pomegranate, 112 pp., $30). This...
China Accuses Foreign Investors of Cheating
* China accused some foreign investors yesterday of cheating their local partners by inflating and sometimes faking prices. An angry article in the People's Daily said the loss of state assets in joint ventures had become a serious problem and must be...
Coming West: College Hockey
THE farsighted National Collegiate Athletic Association has arranged an odd marriage for one of its lesser known, but more promising, championship events. In 1999, the NCAA's Division I men's hockey championship will be hosted by the University of Alaska,...
Consumer Electronics Industry: Competing for Customer Dollars New Products and Services Must `Steal' Revenue from Other Markets
IN the Wild West, settlers had their pick of the land.But in the consumer electronics industry, land is scarce and competition fierce. To stake their claim, companies investing in the electronics market have to know who their customers are and how much...
`European Values' at Core of US-EU Debate on Movies
THE desire to be entertained brought art-film lovers to a tiny cinema in the shadow of this city's magnificent Gothic cathedral. But many ended up leaving the theater deeply disturbed.The film they had just watched last weekend was American director...
Events
JAPANESE PARLIAMENT TERM EXTENDED Japanese Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa's coalition pushed through a 45-day extension of parliament yesterday, keeping alive hopes of enacting a package of crucial political reforms by year's end. The opposition...
Falling Oil and Gas Prices Should Top Up US Economy
THE global economy and the United States business community have something special to cheer about this holiday season: low, or falling, prices for such important industrial and consumer commodities as oil, natural gas, aluminum, and copper.Economists...
Finish Line in Sight for Historic GATT Round but Smaller Players Complain Trade Talks Look like a US-EU Affair
AS tomorrow's deadline for an international trade liberalization accord draws near, the media-grabbing brinkmanship of the United States and the European Union (EU) may make it seem that only the two trading giants are involved in the talks.Yet the negotiations...
Food for Thought at Clinton Lunch
THE Bill Clinton who met with the Monitor breakfast group during the campaign was, and not unexpectedly, much different from the president who welcomed the same group to lunch at Blair House the other day. In both settings President Clinton showed amazing...
For Arabs in Jericho, A Day `like Any Other' as Self-Rule Is Delayed Rabin Warns Autonomy Accord May Not Be Signed When He Meets Arafat after 10 Days
THE people of Jericho had hoped to welcome the first contingent of Palestinian policemen on Monday, to mark the launch of Palestinian self-rule in their West Bank city, as in the Gaza Strip.All they got was an invasion of reporters.Disappointment, resignation,...
Foreign Observers Monitor Russian Vote
IN all her years, housebound pensioner Alexandra Sharipova could never have imagined that a delegation of American election observers would trudge all the way upstairs to her fourth-floor apartment just to watch her vote."Nina, where are my glasses?...
From My Roof A City Reveals Itself in a Series of Photographs Taken from the Same Spot in Boston over the Course of More Than a Year
AN unexplored urban idea is to sit or stand in one place and watch the city move or change around you. It's the pleasure of a sidewalk cafe without food; it's reverse tourism.It was with this loose idea in mind that I positioned a 25-year-old camera...
Gore Says Russian Vote Will Not Affect Summit
VICE President Al Gore Jr. said yesterday that the strong showing of Russian President Boris Yeltsin's opponents in Russian elections would not affect his United States-Russia summit preparations this week in Moscow.Mr. Gore said it was good news for...
Green GATT, Smooth Trade
WHILE agriculture, film, and industrial subsidies dominate the headlines as negotiators struggle to meet a Dec. 15 deadline for the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, environmental issues appear to be taking a back seat.The North American Free Trade...
Gun-Control Advocates Gain Momentum ... over Last Two Years, NRA's Power Has Been Eroding, Especially at the State Level
`WE'RE rethinking our position on gun control...."Those words, spoken by the senior aide of a Republican senator who usually opposes legislation to restrict firearms, are like a dagger in the heart of the National Rifle Association (NRA).In the past,...
`I Am Not a Fascist'
IN the first democratic elections since 1917, Russians gave a vote of confidence Sunday to a hard-core populist-nationalist who in 1991 was written off as a "crazy extremist." Complete parliamentary election results will come later; the details of Vladimir...
Katarina Witt Aims to Go for the Gold Again after Six Years Away from Competition, the Two-Time Olympic Skating Champion Is Training for Lillehammer
THE moment of truth has arrived for one of the greatest figure skaters of all time.Katarina Witt has spent months in serious training for what she hopes will be a successful return to the Olympics after a six-year absence. Now come the German Championships...
Kenyan Government Sends Armed Guards to Clash Areas
IN this farming village, Kenyan paramilitary agents with machine guns patrol the single dirt track that serves as a the road. The cows of nomadic herdsmen graze unrestricted in the fields, eating corn intended for people.The farmers from the village...
New Choices for Feeding Furry Masses PET SUPPLY SUPERSTORES
PET stores are going the way of Wal-Mart and its behemoth cousins.More than 500 pet-supply "superstores" have sprung up across the United States - most of them in the last couple of years, says Barbara Hunter of the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council...
Nicaragua Opens Era of Reform Vote on Constitutional Amendments Heralds a Significant Realignment of Political Forces That Could Add to Social Stability, but Puts the Administration on the Defensive
IN a bold challenge to President Violeta Chamorro, a coalition of opposition leaders has taken a step toward realigning Nicaragua's politics that they hope will bring stability to their divided country.With the far right abstaining, Nicaragua's National...
North Korean Power Shuffle Does Not Affect Heir Apparent
THE latest leadership shake-up in Communist North Korea indicates that President Kim Il Sung's plan to hand over power to his eldest son is on course with full family support, South Korean analysts said yesterday.The power shuffle announced last week,...
On Nuclear Terrorism Cut the Hype Surrounding North Korea and Nuclear Weapons
NO one disputes that North Korea's pursuit of a nuclear-weapons capability is a significant security threat to the region and to the United States. South Korea and Japan are major US allies and trading partners; President Clinton has rightly linked continued...
PCs Find Favor in the Family the Home Software Market Is Growing Faster Than the Business Market
THIS holiday season, software companies are out to prove their products are as natural at home as they are at work.The pitch: Whether the task is looking something up in the encyclopedia, learning to play the piano, or running a home-based business,...
Rating Clinton Policy Administration Long on Talk, Short on Real Effort to Halt Nukes
PRESIDENT Clinton and his advisers profess a commitment to curb nuclear weapons proliferation. The president told the United Nations in September that until proliferation was under control, no democracy is secure. True. But White House nonproliferation...
Russians Spurn Reformers, Embrace Authoritarianism Constitution Is Approved, but Yeltsin Faces Antireform Parliament
THE powerful support given by Russia's voters for the forces of extreme Russian nationalism and communism has left the country's liberal democratic forces in a state of shock.Fingers are being pointed in all directions. President Boris Yeltsin's aides...
Safer Than A Suit of Armor (Written Especially for Young People)
ARE you afraid of violence? Are you tempted to carry a weapon to school in order to feel safe? Do you feel unprotected unless your parents are around? I found out one day that you don't need weapons or a parent near in order to find safety...
THE Spirit OF Invention
IT'S almost Christmas. Around this time of year, I get a funny feeling. Everyone's shopping, baking, and decorating, except me. It's too early for me.It's a family tradition. My father believed that Christmas just happened. He liked to be surprised by...
The Threads of Weavers' Lives
IN most cultures, weaving and needlecraft have traditionally been associated with women. The word distaff, a tool used in spinning flax, has been used in literature as characterizing the female sex.Textile design, however, was primarily a masculine...
Ultra-Nationalist Shakes Russians with Ballot Success His Campaign Was Polished, He Promised an Empire
AN admirer of American white supremacist David Duke who advocates increased ties with Serbia and Iraq, neo-fascist Vladimir Zhirinovsky dreams of a restored Russia Empire that stretches from the Baltic states to the former Soviet Central Asian republics.When,...
World Military Spending Continues to Shrink but a New Report Says That the Peace Dividend Is Less Than Expected
FIRST the good news: With the end of the cold war, world military expenditures have declined for six years and show every sign of continuing to shrink. Now the bad news: They're not declining as fast as you might expect.Meanwhile, the number of deadly...
Worth Noting on TV
* TUESDAY</P><P>Rolling Stone '93: The Year in Review (Fox, 9-10 p.m.): "This is the first time Rolling Stone brings its style and insight to television," says the show's host, supermodel Cindy Crawford. Full of bits and bursts, the show...