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 April 12, 1994

Anti-Jewish Tone Taints Black Leader's Message Louis Farrakhan Softens His Words but Continues to Use Racial Slurs
WHEN blacks and Jews in the United States discuss Louis Farrakhan, they seem almost to be describing two different men.To many African-Americans, the leader of the Nation of Islam is a galvanizing champion of black pride, self-empowerment, and bootstrap...
At Masters, Two Unknowns and One Superstar Shine
THE marquee names of golf went into hiding during the final round of the Masters tournament Sunday in Augusta, Ga., when a Spaniard whose middle name is Maria (Jose Maria Olazabal) and Minnesotan Tom Lehman, who is still looking for his first victory...
Beyond Crisis-Management for Orphans
THE current what's-wrong-with-the-American-family debate should lead to changes in how we respond to the needs of our children. The foster-care program, for example, is well on its way to becoming a substitute parent for children from broken families....
Blast! Drag! A New Plane! from a Giant Wind Tunnel Windy City Facility Helps Design Cars, Ships, Missiles
THINK science is a drag? Then meet the faculty of the mechanical and aerospace engineering department at the Illinois Institute of Technology. They could not agree with you more.In fact, the professors are so fascinated by drag that they recently started...
Cats, Age, and Unwaning Good
IF you've ever owned a cat, you know that cats can exhibit some amazing behavior. They will sit peacefully one moment and the next be leaping through the air. My cat is no exception. Although I have no idea what sparks this sudden frenzied activity,...
China Tries to Stop Illegal Exports
CHINA said yesterday that illegal textile exports through third countries - the cause of a major trade dispute with the United States - were continuing despite punishment of four companies involved in the racket.The People's Daily quoted Shi Guangsheng,...
Clinton's Reelection Prospects Face Danger in Dixie
`IT'S much too early," you say. You think it is premature to evaluate President Clinton's prospects for reelection - that the political landscape in 1996 may be far different from what it is today? Perhaps.Yet as I was gathering impressions in the Deep...
Events
SOUTH KOREA OFFERS AID TO NORTH KOREA South Korean President Kim Young Sam told Chinese authorities yesterday that South Korea was ready to provide economic aid to North Korea if the isolated communist state engaged in serious dialogue with the South...
Farm Workers Try to Revive Chavez's Cause A UFW March This Month Commemorates the Past in Face of Lower Union Membership
MANUEL DELGADO was among the farm workers who joined Cesar Chavez 28 years ago on a 330-mile march up California's Central Valley to champion the cause of the agrarian worker.Now, nearing 70, Mr. Delgado is donning a pair of scuffed boots and making...
Future of Japanese Economy in Balance Analysts Hope Political Turmoil Will Not Derail the Fragile Recovery
PERHAPS by force of will, or maybe hope, Japan's economy seems to have remained largely unscathed by Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa's sudden decision to leave office last week.Many analysts here seem ready to believe that Japan has hit bottom after...
`Green' Lumber Ties Forest Products, Environmentalists
DOZENS of sawmills are closed, the US Forest Service has slashed timber sales, and thousands of loggers have been put out of work. But the Clinton administration's new timber policy has created a growth industry: certifiers of "green" lumber.Over the...
HereCome the Brides 2,000 Marriage-Minded Shoppers Scramble for Bargains at Filene's Basement Bridal-Gown Close out - Boston's Unofficial `Sporting Event'
THREE times a year, Filene's Basement in downtown Boston hosts a "Bridal Event." At these colossal close outs, $7,000 designer wedding gowns sell for $199.Prices like that can turn otherwise proper young brides into pillaging barbarians."I know they're...
Israel Withdrawal Date Delayed to Month's End
ISRAELI Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin said yesterday that the Palestine Liberation Organization would be to blame if both sides did not meet an April 13 target date for Israeli withdrawal from Gaza and Jericho."We didn't suspend the agreement in the wake...
Making Paper Safer for the Environment CHLORINE-FREE MILLING
EVER since Johann Gutenberg began setting type back in the 15th century, a sign of status in written communication or publishing has been the whiteness of paper. The brighter and cleaner looking, the better.But the substance that papermakers for years...
Memoir of Indian Life on 1930s Reservations
A THIRD of the way into the 20th century, the West was no longer a wild, untamed, and unexplored territory. Telephone lines linked many remote areas; highways snaked through mountain passes and criss-crossed deserts; radios made it possible to be in...
Nation of Islam's Anti-Semitic Publications
RESEARCHERS who study hate philosophies and groups say that views espoused by Louis Farrakhan and some of his followers and associates evince more than just a general negativism toward Jews. Many of their notions about Jews, these scholars say, conform...
NATO Airstrikes on Serbs Risk A Wider War If Bombing Fails to Halt Advance on Goradze, US and NATO May Need to Send in Troops
BY flexing its airpower muscle in the Balkans, the United States and its NATO allies have attempted the difficult task of trying to look tough enough to deter Bosnian Serb aggression without provoking retaliation against United Nations peacekeepers,...
NATO Takes a Stand
WITH Serb forces about to overrun the city of Gorazde on Sunday, two NATO F-16 jets launched four rockets on Serb tanks, and as of this writing Monday, NATO jets were again engaging Serb forces that were shelling the town.We support NATO action to protect...
New Leader Aims to Elevate Status of L.A.'S Music Center President Shelton Stanfill Wants His Organization's Name to `Roll off the Tongue'
FROM his second-floor corner office at 601 West Temple Street here, Shelton Stanfill looks out at America's third-largest performing arts center, the largest west of the Mississippi."It's clear that the Music Center casts a very long shadow in California,...
Paradox of Suffering in Angola
AS civil war approaches its third decade in Angola, a generation of children has been lost. No matter how many sites I visit to urge solutions to humanitarian disasters, it is the images of hungry children that haunt me the most.In Angola, the paradox...
Recalls Get New Friendly Flavor as Carmakers Ease Inconvenience Calling Customers to Schedule Repairs Replaces Stodgy Form Letters
CHRYSLER Corporation hopes that the third recall of its Neon subcompacts will be the last.The automaker has been quietly fixing a potential brake problem affecting thousands of the new model, which was introduced in January. A screw holding the car's...
Rolling Dice for Taxes
THE gamblers are on a losing streak, at least for the moment.In Missouri, voters defeated a constitutional amendment that would have permitted slot machines on riverboats.In Massachusetts, a unanimous vote of the Government Regulations Committee urged...
Russia Sees NATO Airstrikes in Gorazde as Diplomatic Snub Action Should Not Have Occurred without Consultation, Moscow Says
ASSERTING its perceived role as preeminent mediator in the Balkan war, a hurt Russia reacted angrily yesterday to NATO airstrikes against Serb forces, insisting that no action should have been taken without first consulting Moscow.The airstrikes near...
Skating through Tough Times
IF only I had Rollerblades, life would be perfect. I'd glide along the beach, free as a you-know-what. I'd be taller than I am now, also thinner. I wouldn't have any worries. The wind would always be at my back.Only $239 plus tax.None of those cut-rate...
Southern China's Activists-Businessmen
WHEN Wang Xizhe left prison last year after a 12-year internment for his role in the Democracy Wall movement of the late 1970s, he faced a battle to go into business."The government wouldn't assign me a job, and since I was still on parole, I could only...
The Fed's Policy Wisely Looks Ahead
The editorial "Holding Inflation at Bay," March 25, unfairly criticizes the Federal Reserve Board's recent actions to restrain inflation. Contrary to the editorial's claims, these actions were justified and necessary.The claim that inflation is not a...
The Fed's Policy Wisely Looks Ahead
The editorial "Holding Inflation at Bay," March 25, unfairly criticizes the Federal Reserve Board's recent actions to restrain inflation. Contrary to the editorial's claims, these actions were justified and necessary.The claim that inflation is not a...
Ukraine Elections Set Stage for Struggles on Reform
COMMUNISTS and their allies were big winners in Ukraine's parliamentary elections, early election results showed yesterday. This outcome promises noisy political clashes with nationalists and suggests the former Soviet republic may turn its focus to...
When Lawyers Marry Lawyers No Precedent in Conflict-of-Interest Charge Exists for Clintons
THE canon of ethics for lawyers is very restrictive; simply put, a lawyer cannot be on two sides of the same case. This restriction binds not only the lawyer but also his partners. Traditionally, male lawyers have shot that restriction full of holes.The...
Worries over Protectionism Mar Signing of Global Trade Pact
AS ministers of 125 countries gather here to sign the Uruguay Round accord on world trade liberalization, the euphoria following the successful conclusion of negotiations in December is tempered by renewed worries of protectionism.Trade officials at...
Worth Noting on TV
* TUESDAY</P><P>House of Representatives (C-Span, noon to conclusion, EDT): The channel's regular live coverage. * WEDNESDAY</P><P>National Geographic Special (PBS, 8-9 p.m.): Broadcasters tend to assume that viewers never...