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 20, 1993

A Look at Lineup on NAFTA A Large Number of 'Not Sures' among Americans Will Be the Prize in the Debate over the Trade Agreement
A YEAR ago, the Bush administration reached a preliminary agreement with Mexico and Canada on a pact that would link the three nations and their 360 million citizens in a free trade zone, promising great long-term economic benefits to all the participants....
Canadians Flock to Hockey Shrine A New High-Tech Hall of Fame Salutes This Country's Favorite Sporting Pastime
AT the corner of Yonge and Front Streets in downtown Toronto is a shrine to what may be this nation's most loved heritage: ice hockey. Inside, but not on display, are the battered leather ice skates Wayne Gretzky - hockey's "Great One" - wore as a two-year-old....
China's Workers Seek Anchors in Swiftly Changing Economy
FOR five years, executive Shi Qingping has searched for his niche.Frustrated with his dead-end career at a state-run trading firm, Shi Qingping quit his job in 1988 and joined the private sector. But the export manager soon became disenchanted with his...
Christian Science Couple in Minnesota Loses Civil Case
A MINNEAPOLIS jury Wednesday awarded $5.2 million to the father of a child who died while under Christian Science treatment through prayer.Jurors in the civil trial held Kathleen and William McKown, the mother and stepfather of Ian Lundman; The First...
Clinton Faces Political Battle on Two Fronts NAFTA and Health-Care Reform Will Produce New Friends and Foes
THE crisp, clear politics of Republicans against Democrats that Washington grew accustomed to this summer is already fracturing along new lines.President Clinton's nemesis for the past six months, Sen. Bob Dole (R) of Kansas, has vowed to "stand out...
Events
TALKS RESUME TO BREAK BOSNIA DEADLOCK The presidents of Serbia and Croatia joined Bosnian leaders in Geneva yesterday to help break the deadlock over partitioning Bosnia-Herzegovina. Talks among Bosnia's three warring factions appeared shaky when...
Foster, the Press, and the White House Travel Office Perks
IN the analysis of White House Deputy Counsel Vincent Foster's apparent suicide, much has been made of contemporary pressures in official Washington, an allegedly new "get 'em" attitude on the part of the press, as well as the kind of clinical depression...
Is Adding to the Growth of Fraud Companies Seem Unperturbed by Tide of Internal Fraud, Study Says
FRAUD is a booming sector in an otherwise sluggish economy, according to a new study by KPMG Peat Marwick, the world's largest accounting firm.Seventy-six percent of the biggest American companies have been hit by fraud during the past year and a full...
Israel Views US Diplomacy as Key to Talks
WITH the Mideast peace talks expected to resume at the end of the month, Israel appears more interested in encouraging US shuttle diplomacy in the region than in sending its delegation back to Washington, some Israeli officials indicate.US Secretary...
Japan's Reformist Coalition Sets Course for Responding to US Demands on Trade
JAPAN'S new prime minister, Morihiro Hosokawa, plans to offer targets and timetables for deregulating portions of Japan's economy before he meets President Clinton next month.His initiative, announced yesterday, appears to meet some of Mr. Clinton's...
Knowing Who We Are
I WAS so intrigued by the opening scenes of a recent television movie that I settled in for two hours of suspenseful make-believe. The heroine, suffering from amnesia, could not remember her true identity. It was only at the end--with her memory restored,...
Ma Bell's Big Buy
IF only Marconi could see it now.The revolution in wireless communications he touched off led this week to the largest buyout in the history of the US telecommunications industry.In announcing the $12.6 billion purchase of McCaw Cellular Communications...
Old Faces, New Place for Detective Jury
BEFORE there was the sitcom, there was the detective mystery. The success formula of each is much the same: a regular cast of often-eccentric characters around a likeable, gifted central figure operating from a recognizable locale.It worked for Sherlock...
Prevention: Crime's Cure
FLANKED by law enforcement officers and repeating the 30-year-old ritual of his predecessors, President Clinton has launched yet another "get tough on crime" war against the wrong enemy, on the wrong battlefield, with the wrong weapons. Missing is any...
Quirky Drama of 1930s Childhood `King of the Hill' Has a Kid at Its Center, but Its Director Says It Wasn't Really Made for Children
STEVEN SODERBERGH'S return to the Cannes Film Festival was more low-key than it might have been.He won the festival's grand prize in 1988 with "sex, lies, and videotape," which went on to great box-office success. But his next picture - the eccentric...
Recession Abroad Hikes US Trade Deficit
LAST month at the Economic Summit in Tokyo the Clinton administration asked its trading partners to stimulate their economies.Now, it has additional evidence that lackluster growth abroad is hurting the giant United States economy.Yesterday, the US Commerce...
SANTA FE CULTURE REACHES A HIGH PITCH Open-Air Art Market Stirs Up Enthusiasm for Indian Artists
WHILE its emphasis rests firmly within the native American art world of the Southwest, the three-day Santa Fe Indian Market is a decidedly national event.This weekend, an estimated 150,000 casual and serious collectors of native American fine art, sculpture,...
SANTA FE CULTURE REACHES A HIGH PITCH Simply Sublime Opera Stagings
THE Santa Fe Opera could easily rely primarily on its spectacular setting - a modified outdoor theater high on a hill just outside of the state capital, but it has always challenged itself to be artistically better from summer to summer. The current...
Things to Learn Only from Grampie
HAVE grandfathers lost their wallop, gone out of style?Young Ethan from across the way came over last evening before supper to help me pick raspberries: He picks two baskets, and I get one of them. Because Ethan is going stern man with Grampie Lauriston...
Tourists Still Flow into Iowa despite Flooding and Rain
NEITHER rain nor floods stopped vacationers from going to America's heartland as the Iowa State Fair got underway yesterday.Attendance at the country's oldest state fair is expected to top 1992's record of 891,000, maintaining the 7-percent annual increase...
Two Economists Rate Fed's Alan Greenspan
HOW is Alan Greenspan doing as head of the Federal Reserve?"I would be complimentary on several scores," says David Munro, United States economist for High Frequency Economics, a New York consulting firm that provides daily economic research to some...
Two More-or-Less Mystery Novels
EXACTLY what constitutes a mystery novel is something of a mystery to many people. A book can involve suspense, secrets, even a crime, without being a bona fide mystery. This, perhaps, is why the accomplished British mystery writer Ruth Rendell has chosen...
Vacationers, Start Your Engines!
`WE British do seem to be very attracted to Tuscany," I remarked.This last morning of our idyll was the first time other guests at breakfast seemed to want to chat. Most had wanted to keep themselves to themselves, and who can blame them?They had come...
Venezuelan Law Aims to Dent Drug Business Reformers Hope to Change the Country's Image as Hemisphere's Money-Laundering Capital, but Skeptics Say New Regulations Will Not Solve the Big Problem - Political Corruption
LONG stretches of unmonitored frontier, well-established organized crime families, and easy access to Colombia and North America have made Venezuela one of the biggest money-laundering havens in the Western Hemisphere, narcotics and legal experts say....
When Pollution Crosses Borders Threat to US from Stacks at Mexican Power Plants Spurs Efforts to Set Clear Standards
THE smokestacks at two power plants known as Carbon I and Carbon II are a long way from Washington, Ottawa, and Mexico City. But the smoke coming from these coal-fired plants is fueling new questions about the capacity of the North American Free Trade...
Wisdom and Weather
REMEMBER how shocked everyone was last August, when Hurricane Andrew wreaked havoc on mobile homes in the south Florida communities of Homestead and Florida City?Never again, it was said, should so many people be exposed to such personal danger and financial...
Yeltsin's Pledge for Early Elections Lacks Legal Basis, Parliamentary Critics Claim
WARNING that reforms will be doomed unless Russia's political crisis ends soon, President Boris Yeltsin vowed yesterday to launch an all-out offensive to crush his political opponents in Parliament.Mr. Yeltsin, who has been engaged in a long-running...

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