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 March 16, 1993

Bombing Probe Shines Spotlight on Amnesty Law Legislation Let Suspect in New York City Blast Remain in United States Illegally for 5 Years
MOHAMMED SALAMEH, a suspect in the World Trade Center explosion, entered the United States on a six-month tourist visa in 1988. Five years later, he was still here. The reason: Like many others, he had found a way to abuse the immigration system.Over...
Budget-Busting Issue No. 1 Health-Care Spending Has the Potential to Overwhelm Other Priorities
NO single subject casts so large a shadow over the federal budget as health care.The same pressures that health insurance premiums have been loading on business and family budgets have been sinking federal and state budgets as well. Health-care costs...
Clinton Education Policy Pushes National Standards
CREATION of national academic and vocational standards tops the list of priorities for the Clinton admin- istration's education policy.Legislation outlining the Clinton education plan will be submitted to Congress "within the next couple of weeks," says...
Clinton Readies Aid for Areas of Florida
AMERICANS increasingly look to Washington for assistance after natural disasters, and this weekend's East Coast blizzard is no exception. President Clinton moved quickly to award federal assistance to 21 Florida counties that were pounded by ferocious...
Clinton's Talking Politics
DURING this month, which marks the 60th anniversary of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's first "fireside chat," ratings and public opinion polls show overwhelming interest in political-office seekers who continue to find direct ways to reach the public. President...
Congress Considers Reform of Outdated, Costly Mining Law
ONE of the last remnants of federal policy designed to promote westward United States expansion - the Mining Law of 1872 - seems headed for the history books.Under the 120-year-old law, billions of dollars in gold, silver, copper, and other hard-rock...
Congress Moves to Tighten US Regulations on Lobbyists the Voters' Ire Grows against Former Officials Who Cash in on Their Government Experience
ROUND and round and round and round it goes - the "revolving door" that turns well-paid government officials into very-well-paid private lobbyists.Everyone in Washington knows how it works: One day an official will be negotiating a trade deal. A month...
Events
SIKH GROUP SAYS IT BOMBED BOMBAY</P><P>A Sikh militant group that in the past has set off many bombs in the troubled northern state of Punjab called a news agency yesterday and made the first claim of responsibility for the blasts that...
From Omega to Alpha
REGULAR readers of P.D. James be advised: Her latest work, "The Children of Men," is no detective novel.At first glance, it appears to be science fiction; but the technology of 2021 doesn't seem very different from today's. It might be one of those "1984"-type...
High Hopes Fill 1993 Budget Arena the Annual Budget Process Forces the Nation's Interest Groups, Lobbyists, and Constituents into the Ring Together. and a Consensus about Making Broad Spending Cuts Will Not Make Trimming Any Easier
IT'S budget season in Washington again.The nation's policymakers are bargaining over the amount and the targets of federal spending cuts. And Capitol Hill is flooded with advocates and lobbyists trying to influence lawmakers' decisions on fiscal matters...
Italian Scandal Forces Scrutiny of Bribery-Prone Political System `WE WANT CHANGE'
WHAT is happening in Italy today is not just another Italian scandal.More than at any time since World War II, people here are questioning the nature of their government - one that investigations confirm is characterized by pervasive bribery, too-powerful...
Japan's Place in the World Armed with a New Vision of Its Peacekeeping Role, Japan Looks to Play a Part in International Actions. but Is It Ready for Such a Dramatic Change in Foreign Policy
NOTING that Japanese behavior has come to have a "major impact" on the international community, Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa earlier this year outlined his government's agenda to assume "a positive role and responsibilities" in establishing...
Legislature to Solidify China's Move to Market Leadership's Desire to Join World Trade Body Drives Reform Measures
PRESSURED by a world trade stalemate and economic demands at home, China's ruling Communists are starting to formalize much-promised reforms.As China barrels down the path of market reform and eyes membership status under the General Agreement on Tariffs...
Lessons from Waco
THE standoff in Waco, Texas, between authorities and the Branch Davidian group enters its third week in what seems like a made-for-TV drama. The events leading to the shootout and deaths of four federal officers and as many as 10 Davidians have been...
National Debt: Good or Bad? Pick Your Perspective
FOUR Februaries from now, when the new or reelected president gives his State of the Union address, the gross national debt of the United States will tower 65 miles higher than the 267-mile stack of thousand-dollar bills that represents this year's $4.2...
NBA Begins to Look North of the Border
A GROUP charged with studying National Basketball Association expansion is looking favorably toward Canada, the league reports. While this is in keeping with the current spirit of North American free trade, the NBA has never been prohibited from crossing...
New Cooperation Seen in Antidrug Strategy despite Successes in Seizing Drug Shipments and Putting Traffickers Behind Bars, Hemisphere Officials Are Frustrated by Spreading Addiction; It's Time, They Say, for a Major Overhaul in Approach
DRUG lord Pablo Escobar is on the run. Cocaine and heroin seizures are up. Illicit drug consumption is falling in Canada and the United States. But no one is celebrating. Instead, frustration is rising among top antidrug officials thoughout the Americas."The...
N. Korea and Non-Proliferation
NORTH Korea's statement that it will withdraw from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) sends two alarms, both of which will test the ability of East and West to reason with a regime that remains in the grip of a cold-war mentality.The immediate...
People's Deputy from Taiwan Bucks Communist Line INTERVIEW: HUANG SHUN-SHING
HUANG SHUN-SHING is a quirky, self-styled "freeman of the world."That is why, he says, he got involved in opposition politics in his native Taiwan, came to mainland China eight years ago, and joined the rubber-stamp National People's Congress (NPC)....
Pop Musicians Venture into Classical Music Forms
`THE modern-day composer refuses to die."That statement was made by Edgard Varese, a radically modern-day French composer who died in 1965 after a long and difficult career.If his statement about the staying power of modern-day composers has a familiar...
Republicans Look for an Effective Budget Response Sparring Factions and No-Taxes Ideology Have Prevented the out Party from Finding Cohesion
FOR 12 years Republican presidents presented their own budgets - only to see them trashed by the Democrats in Congress. Now, even with a Democratic president, the Congressional Democrats will still get a chance to slam a Republican budget - albeit an...
School Chief Pushes `Design for Excellence' Finding Resources to Educate 170,000 Students in the Detroit Public Schools Is a Challenge for the System's First Female Superintendent
DEBORAH McGRIFF is clearly enjoying herself as she huddles with the children at a kindergarten class in the Goodale Elementary School here and discusses their work. Visits to Detroit schools and classrooms are the best part of her job, she says. She...
Take the Reader by the Hand and ... Did You Ever Want to Write a Story?
One day a fourth grader, whose name was Jeff, did something he probably shouldn't have - a thing any kid might do.A GOOD start to a story? If you said yes, chances are you'd like to know more, because as fun as this might be to read, it's far from the...
The `Big Mo' Builds Behind Clinton Plan
THE president obviously has captured and is holding on to what has come to be known in press and political circles as "The Big Mo." The momentum the president is enjoying shows that the people clearly are behind him, and that he just as clearly hears...
True Victory Is in Working Together
WHAT is it that bolsters a nation so that it can withstand all the winds of change and come up stronger than ever before? Isn't it the people's recognition that what unites them is stronger, more valid and provable, more conducive to hope for the nation's...
UN to Break New Ground in Plan for Peacekeepers in Somalia
WITHIN the next few days, the UN Security Council is expected to give Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali the broad, tough new mandate he wants for UN operations in Somalia.Under the new orders, UN peacekeepers will take on one of the most challenging...
US Bid to Help Dismantle Ex-Soviet Arsenal Falters
WITH Russia's political situation growing more confused by the day, the $800 million United States program to help dismantle ex-Soviet nuclear weapons is plodding along more slowly than expected.The situation concerns US officials because the safe implementation...
US Drug Problem
The Opinion page article "The US Anti-Drug Effort Should Begin at Home," Feb. 25, is contradictory. The author argues that United States overseas efforts have had "no impact" on our domestic drug problems and "never will." He also admits that the US...
US Should Work with the UN to Solve Bosnia Crisis
SECRETARY of State Warren Christopher last month announced a six-point United States initiative to try to end the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Notwithstanding the ups and downs of more-recent events in Bosnia, this plan is an important development. It...
`Wuthering Heights' Fails to Catch Fire
THE tortured tale of Cathy and Heathcliff, ripped from the imagination of Emily Bronte, makes for great melodrama. Everything is ragged and windswept: Heathcliff's brows, Cathy's hair, and the rugged moors. Certainly the setting of "Wuthering Heights"...
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