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 August 2, 1994

After Spirited Debate, Senate Vote Jolts NEA
LAST week's Senate vote to trim the budget of the National Endowment for the Arts by 5 percent comes as a setback for NEA chairwoman, Jane Alexander. Her jubilant confirmation hearings last fall had suggested that the endowment's burden might soon be...
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An Actor and an Intellectual Vie for Gore's Senate Seat in Tennessee Congressman Cooper, a Health-Care Reformer, and `Country Lawyer' Thompson Expected to Win Thursday's Primary
THE looming race to fill the Senate seat vacated by Vice President Al Gore Jr. is evolving into one of the nation's most intriguing political matchups of the year, pitting a respected congressional intellectual against a successful Hollywood actor in...
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Angola Wants to Trade Bullets for Ballots
The opinion-page article "UNITA, Angola, and Calls for Reconciliation," July 14, by Jonas Savimbi, head of the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), in response to the opinion-page article June 29 by Angolan President Jose Eduardo...
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Angola Wants to Trade Bullets for Ballots
The opinion-page article "UNITA, Angola, and Calls for Reconciliation," July 14, by Jonas Savimbi, head of the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), in response to the opinion-page article June 29 by Angolan President Jose Eduardo...
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Canadian ROUNDUP A Visitor to This Annual Ritual Discovers an Event That's Part Rodeo, Part Banquet, and Part Social Get-Together
THE dirt is flying. The irons are hot. The calves are bawling and kicking. And Tom Fiest, a 74-year-old Canadian cowboy who began tending cattle and mending fences when he was 14, is having a great time.Four cowboys on horseback, including Mr. Fiest,...
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Deep Dilemma in Grand Canyon: Improve Access or Retain Natural Beauty View Is Great, If You Don't Mind Sharing It with 6,000 Cars Daily
STANDING on the lip of the world's most famous abyss, Carl Bowman looks out at temples of stone that, in a moment's view, reveal 2 billion years of geologic time.It is a pluperfect day: wind hissing through the pinon pine, the Grand Canyon dressed up...
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Dismantling the Death Squads an Investigative Report in El Salvador Calls for Judicial and Police Reforms by President Whose Own Party Has Been Connected to the Death Squads
JUST two months after taking office, Salvadoran President Armando Calderon Sol is facing what could become the make-or-break moment of his five-year-term.Already besieged by demands that he take action against organized crime, President Calderon Sol...
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Don't Hide Health-Care Deals
THE American people are in for a rude awakening in the debate to reform our health-care system. Congress has closed the doors on the public. Negotiations that will affect the health care of every American are being held in secret, away from the media...
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Ecologists Question Cost-Benefit Scrutiny
STEADY rain is now falling on the United States environmental movement - not acid rain, but rain filled with enough anti-ecological sourness to bring out a big umbrella.Faced with clouds of increased criticism from Congress and states because of the...
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Events
MEXICO CRITICIZES HAITI RESOLUTION Mexico strongly attacked the UN Security Council resolution yesterday that authorizes a US-led force to overthrow Haiti's military leaders (story, Page 1). Arguing that economic sanctions had not been given enough...
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Hearing Is Believing at Tanglewood's Ozawa Hall
* The real test of any new concert hall is the sound that emerges when the musicians and audience are added. Acousticians can work their technical magic, but no one knows for sure until the notes float out over the heads of listeners.A June 30 Monitor...
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In Canada, Farmers Find It Pays to Grow Crops the Organic Way
ORGANIC farming has a 1960s ring to it. But many Canadian farmers are discovering that it also has the ring of a cash register. As demand for organic food rises, the price farmers can get for an organically grown crop is at least double that for the...
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In Shift, Britain Sends Troops to Support Rwanda Relief A CHANGING MISSION
BRITAIN'S armed forces are beginning to adopt a new type of role - international humanitarian relief. But arguments are surfacing about how far and how fast the trend should be allowed to develop.As the first of 600 members of the 5th Airborne Brigade...
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Japan Decision to Ensure Nuclear-Arms Potential Revealed
JAPAN, seeking a strong diplomatic card, secretly decided in 1969 to ensure it had the financial and technical potential to make nuclear arms without producing them, a Japanese daily, Mainichi Shimbun, reported yesterday.It said the top secret, 100-page...
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`One Black Bugg,' Do I Hear a Bid for $130?
WHEN I bought my home in Kalona, Iowa, the last functioning one-room public schoolhouse in the state, I went through one of the most complicated real estate transactions in the history of the United States.Off and on throughout the years, I'd lived in...
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Pakistan Sets Its Sights on the Eurobond Market
PAKISTAN'S leading stock market, in the heart of Karachi, has recently regained some buoyancy. There is brisk activity in the Karachi Stock Exchange building, showing few signs of last year's political crisis and its impact on key economic indicators.Foreign...
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Russians Heartened by Signs of Stability, despite MMM Collapse
THE recently privatized Yeliseyevsky food store on Moscow's main shopping street is overflowing with imported delicacies. Costly Hungarian salami and Dutch cheese crowd its ornate shelves, which empty out as often as plastic crates of Coca-Cola.Down...
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Russia's Conservationists Seek Aid from Ecotourists
FEW wooden shacks huddled together on a wind-swept promontory mark the only sign of human habitation for miles along this western shore of Lake Baikal. Falcons wheel overhead in search of prey while deer forage in the forests beyond.Here park ranger...
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Saving Siberia's Unique Lake Baikal Region Nature Preserve Threatened by Local Encroachment, Lack of Government Funds
PYOTR ABRAMENOK, the energetic director of the Pribaikalsky National Park, erupts angrily from his desk."Look at this," he exclaims, waving an official resolution that has just arrived from the local governor. The document proclaims a plan to reorganize...
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Seattle Supersonics Will Play `out of Town' All Next Season
SEATTLE shares an airport, Sea-Tac, with Tacoma. Soon, it appears, Seattle may share both its major-league baseball and pro-basketball teams with its southern neighbor.By now, many baseball fans have learned of the structural problems at Seattle's Kingdome,...
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Sudan Peace Talks Stall, as War Continues Its Toll Greater International Economic Pressure and Assistance with Negotiations Could Prompt a Resolution, Some Experts Say
BOTH sides want peace in Sudan's 11-year civil war, which has cost an estimated 1.3 million lives. But neither side has yet found a way to say so without appearing weak, according to United States diplomats.The government and the rebels are financially...
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Support for Parents
WHEN, amid great fanfare, President Clinton signed the Family and Medical Leave Act last August, advocates for the family heralded the measure as the dawn of a new day for working parents. By guaranteeing up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to mothers and...
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The Mere Threat of Haiti Invasion May Be Enough
WITH United Nations approval in hand for military intervention in Haiti, President Clinton has what he has long sought: carte blanche to remove the country's repressive military junta and restore democracy. But now that he has it, he may be reluctant...
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The Right We All Have
YEARS ago I had taken a job as a manager of hundreds of people. Roughly half were men and half were women. Rules were generally followed courteously by most of the employees, but with a few of the men it seemed like a battle each time I stood firm...
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Treading Whitewater
THIS is the second week of Whitewater hearings that have not brought out the best in any party involved. The case is choked with partisanship, with some Republicans calling Whitewater an "apocalypse," and with Democrats on the Banking Committee confining...
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Troop Withdrawal - a Baltic Breakthrough Pressure from the US Helped Bring Agreement between the Presidents of Russia and Estonia
AST Tuesday's unexpected agreement in Moscow on the withdrawal of Russian troops from Estonia by Aug. 31 resolves a major dispute between the two countries. While important details need to be worked out, the treaty will mean that for the first time in...
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Ukraine's President under Pressure to Deliver on Pledges
NEARING the end of his eight-hour shift at Donetsk's Red Star coal mine, Viktor Moskolienko and his fellow miners board the cramped, rusty train that will carry them to the surface from their workplace one mile under the ground."See how we live now,"...
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US Pressures Shrimpers to Save Endangered Turtles When Shrimpers Skirted New Law, Officials Sped to Rescue
STEPPED-UP inspections of shrimp boats and harsh enforcement actions in some cases seem to have stopped a rash of sea turtle killings in the Gulf of Mexico."The news appears to have gone from bad to good," says Brian Gorman, a spokesman for the National...
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Voter Unrest Boosts GOP - but Don't Expect a Revolution
HAVE long been convinced that most people who hold public office do so because they want to do their part to improve government - and think they have the ability to accomplish that goal. Most of them, too, I have found, are intelligent and honest. The...
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Watching the State of the World
AS a schoolboy 40 years ago in New Jersey, Lester Brown was a small-scale farmer growing tomatoes with his younger brother. Today, he's still concerned with the makeup of soil, with water quality and irrigation, and with the productivity of the land.But...
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Zaire Refugee-Camp Conditions Improve with Arrival of Supplies US MILITARY ASSISTANCE
ALTHOUGH most of the 1 million refugees in Goma, Zaire, still fear going home, conditions in the Goma area camps are improving.Early last week, relief officials were almost in despair at the death rate due to cholera and the lack of trucks to transport...
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