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 July 14, 1994

A Fascination with Flowers
Mary Fisher fills a frame with a burst of color and line that approximates a pot of flowers, and in doing so affirms her subject's value. What comes across in this work, what gets shared, is the miraculous and contagious vitality of flowers. Fisher's...
An Ascendant Germany
PRESIDENT Clinton's trip to Germany and his speech Tuesday at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate further confirms that power in Europe is shifting to Germany. The Clinton administration has set the United States on a course that will cultivate Bonn/Berlin as...
Bank Stocks Outperform Most Major Market Indexes A Bill in Congress Could Help the Industry Even More. BANKING'S UPWARD TREK
THE United States commercial banking industry, which saw profits rise for the second year in a row in 1993, is once again posting solid financial gains at this midpoint in 1994.Sparked by a lively economy, strong demand for loans from consumers and especially...
Bosnia War-Crimes Tribunal Could Be Boosted by CSCE
THE United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia is no substitute for more-resolute action to stop the ongoing genocide in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The international community must continue to seek an immediate cessation of hostilities...
Britain and France Pressure Rival Factions to Sign Bosnia Map
BRITAIN and France yesterday mounted a high-profile bid to convince Bosnia's warring factions to accept an international peace plan, billed as the last opportunity to end the 27-month-old conflict.As British and French foreign ministers, Douglas Hurd...
Building a Democratic Citizenry Requires a Global Effort
HERE'S a quiz: What does the peace of the planet have to do with a meeting of teachers in a provincial Russian town? Or with a group of Colombian peasants talking together in 110-degree heat? Or with a Polish man listening to a description of public...
Caterpillar Labor Dispute Has National Implications Outcome Could Be Instrumental in Shaping Labor Relations in 1990s
CATERPILLAR Inc. and organized labor are engaged in a dispute of such ferocity it could color worker-management relations at other United States manufacturing companies, labor experts say.Some 14,000 members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) have gone...
Cleared Teamsters' Head Continues Union's Reform
THE allegations kept cropping up in the press: International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) President Ron Carey had past links to organized crime.This week, those allegations were put to rest.After an extensive investigation, the Independent Review Board...
Comcast Tries to Break Up CBS-Qvc Merger with Rival Bid
* Cable giant Comcast Corporation has decided to play spoiler in the planned merger of CBS and home shopping network QVC.Comcast, one of the nation's largest cable service providers, announced a $2.2 billion, 11th-hour bid for QVC Inc. late Tuesday....
Events
RWANDA CEASE-FIRE DELAYED With as many as a million refugees fleeing a rebel advance, hopes for a cease-fire were put on hold in Rwanda yesterday after the insurgents' designated prime minister failed to reach the capital. Faustin Twagiramungu, a...
Exit of UN Monitors Raises Tensions in Haiti Repression Intensifies as UN and US Ponder `Decisive Action'
FOR the second time in less than a year, the International Civilian Mission monitoring human rights here packed its bags and left Haiti yesterday. Their voluntary departure last fall, for security reasons, precipitated the disintegration of a United...
Fiery Tale of `Brimstone' Debuts in the Berkshires
BRIMSTONE. Book and lyrics by Mary Bracken Phillips. Music by Patrick Meegan. At the Berkshire Theatre Festival through July 16.</P><P>THE Berkshire Theatre Festival's world premiere production of "Brimstone" is that rare theatrical bird...
`Fly Our Friendly Skies'
`A MAJOR milestone in the history of American business."That's what Labor Secretary Robert Reich called this week's employee buyout of United Airlines. The question now is whether it will be a milestone toward fortune or ruin?United will become one of...
Highs - and Lows - of Baseball '94 Memories of Half a Season Include Home-Run Rallies, Amazing Comebacks, and a One-Man Triple-Playmaker
Move back the fences!</P><P>Initial indications that 1994 would be the year of the home run (and perhaps a livelier ball) came early and often. St. Louis's Ray Lankford, the season's first batter, hit a home run against Cincinnati April...
Identity Cards Suggested to Deter Illegal Aliens from Taking US Jobs Counterfeit-Proof Social Security Cards for All Citizens Mentioned
ILLEGAL aliens are taking hundreds of thousands of jobs in the United States, but overwhelmed federal law enforcement officials say they don't have the manpower to stop it.One possible solution: a national ID card that every American would be required...
Kim Jong Il Set to Take Helm in North Korea
NORTH KOREA, on the verge of completing the transfer of power after President Kim Il Sung's death, took steps yesterday to continue recent diplomatic initiatives toward the United States and South Korea.Radio Pyongyang said the North would hold talks...
Life in the City of God
THOUSANDS of years ago, the Biblical prophet Nahum wrote, "Woe to the bloody city! it is all full of lies and robbery" (3:1). It sounds like something we might read in the newspaper or hear on radio or television, doesn't it? Yet even when...
Mexican Party Accused of Pushing Post-Vote Unrest
TRAILING in the polls and complaining of insufficient electoral reform, Mexico's center-left Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD) is preparing its supporters to foment street protests following the Aug. 21 presidential election, political analysts say."There...
Mothers and Daughters in Search of Themselves
SANDRA SCOFIELD is the kind of writer who has a real talent for diving past surface descriptions and getting inside the lives of her characters.Scofield, who started her writing career about 10 years ago, has written five novels; her second, "Beyond...
New York Reins in Street Art Artists Say the City Is Taking Away Their Rights, While Residents Complain about Congestion
LAST October, a fleet of New York City police cruisers prowled the neighborhood of Soho.The officers nabbed 16 scofflaws, slapped them in handcuffs, and confiscated trunk loads of contraband.But these suspects weren't the usual batch of drug dealers,...
Nigerian Unions Raise Stakes in Standoff with Military Regime Effort to Engineer Democracy Shaky amid Protests over Trial
AS trade-union strikes disrupt the economy and challenge the legitimacy of the regime, Nigeria's military rulers face a dilemma: whether to suppress opposition or use restraint amid rising protest over the treason trial of the winner of the annulled...
Recent Czech Bank Scandals Taint Economic Reforms
THREE scandals in recent months are raising questions about the soundness of the banking industry in the Czech Republic. Political and banking leaders have rushed to reassure domestic and foreign business circles that the scandals are isolated incidents.Prime...
`Retirement Pregnancies': Are Limits Needed?
IF all goes according to schedule next week, a 63-year-old Italian woman will become the world's oldest new mother. Rossana Dall Corte, who became pregnant through what is euphemistically called "assisted reproduction," is expected to deliver twins -...
Running Rwanda's Gantlet A String of Roadblocks Manned by Ethnic Militias Marks Where Tutsis and Moderate Hutus Have Died
BARRICADES across roads in Rwanda's government-held area can be death traps if you are not from the right ethnic or political group.In a single day of traveling across this French-protected humanitarian zone in southwestern Rwanda, this reporter passed...
Sailing off on a Tropical Fruit Expedition Just What Does a Cook Do with All That Weird-Looking Produce? A Primer on the Exotic
CARMEN MIRANDA wore them as headgear. Cortes reported back to the Spanish government that he saw the Aztecs eating them. Cooks in India prepared elaborate chutneys and rice dishes from them.The fragrant influences of mango, papaya, guava, passion fruit,...
... Spelling Was King at the Cherry Festival Blue Angels Flew, Tanya Tucker Sang, and Tom's Mom's Cafe Served Cherry Everything, But
IT was the word "wolfishly" that took a bite out of 102-year-old Bessie Anderson's spelling prowess. She mistakenly added an "e" next to the "l" and was eliminated in the second round of the spelling tournament in the huge yellow- and white-striped bingo...
The Line of Demarcation Series: The Poetry Notebook. Today the Home Forum Continues a Monthly Series That Explorespoetry. We'll Look at the Work of Wendell Berry, Who Has Published 12 Books of Poetry as Well as Numerous Collections of Fiction and Essays. He Is a Past Fellow of Both the Guggenheim Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation, and Is a Former Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. Fifth in the Series. the Previous Essays Ran on March 3, April 14, May 12, and June 9
AT some point in the creative process, poets must ask themselves if what they've written is poetry or prose broken into lines. That question can be difficult to answer. Poetry makes use of the language of the age - and few people would describe today's...
The Primal Symbolism of a Tree Abstract Shapes Come Together to Build a Life-Sized Natural Wonder on the Floors of Large Public Spaces
FRRIC ROBERT BOUCHE had found the perfect tree. It was standing alone in a large meadow in the medieval town of Aigues-Mortes in the south of France. Because the tree had been struck by lightning, its shape was unusual, somewhat symmetrical, but not...
UN Draws Plans to Return Bosnian Refugees
UNITED Nations officials have begun laying the groundwork for the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Bosnian refugees - the largest undertaking of its kind in Europe since World War II."We are already looking at the problems and the challenges,"...
UNITA, Angola, and Calls for Reconciliation Cease-Fire and Presidential Runoff Are among Rebel Group's Benchmarks
Editor's note: This article is a response to one written by Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, whose article ran on June 29.PEACE is possible in the very near future in Angola if the sentiments of "reconciliation, reform, and renewal" expressed...
US Fans Tell the Baseball Leagues: One Strike and You'r-R-Re Out
SO which will it be, America? The "boys of summer" (baseball) or the boys from Brazil (soccer)?In a popularity shootout, the two sports went head-to-head this week as baseball held its midseason All-Star Game while the World Cup playoffs were heading...
US Public, Latin Leaders Cool to Invasion of Haiti Wilson Invaded in 1915, US Stayed 19 Years, but Historians Say the Occupation Didn't Help the People
IF President Clinton responds to arguments to dispatch troops to restore democracy in Haiti, he will be in good company. Nearly eighty years ago, Woodrow Wilson, the century's first Democratic president, sent US Marines to Haiti to impose order on the...