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 September 3, 1993

A Brave Woman's Saga of Survival Continues
MARY BRAVE BIRD is Ohitika Win, or Brave Woman, the name she earned as a result of her commitment to her people and her community. The badge was not won easily, as this account of a hard life shows.Brave Bird's story up to 1977 was recounted in "Lakota...
A Look into the Stubborn Roots of Ethnic Intolerance
SITTING in the garden cafe of the Hotel Alen Mac in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, it is hard to believe that four years ago communism ruled Eastern Europe. Across the plaza, the former Communist Party Headquarters flies the flags of the Republic of Bulgaria...
A Part of Russia That Wants out People in the Volga Republic of Tatarstan Are Rebuilding a National Identity Suppressed by Czars and Soviets - and Trying to Go It Alone Series: Along the VOLGA Recreating RUSSIA. Part 3 in a Series. Part 1 Appeared on Aug. 31; Part 2 on Sept. 2. Fisrt of 2 Articles Appearing Today
KAZAN, the capital of the autonomous republic of Tatarstan, has the look of a typically sleepy Russian provincial city.Coated in dust, downtown Kazan is full of Czarist-era buildings with elaborate but decaying facades. The outskirts feature drab apartment...
A Rich Voice, Singing in Memory
RECENTLY I turned the page of a magazine and saw Richard Avedon's magnificent photograph of Marian Anderson. Her great hooded eyes were closed, yet her spirit, her essence, had been captured in the camera's eye. I remember being told as a child that...
Australians Welcome Phone Competition
AUSTRALIANS are basking in the great service and low rates they are getting as two phone companies war over their hearts, minds, ... and ears.As part of long-term micro-economic reforms in many sectors, the Australian government decided to introduce...
Azeris Stiffen Terms for Foreign Oil Companies New Government Stance Throws Contract Negotiations into Confusion
WESTERN companies negotiating for the right to drill for vast reserves of oil in the former Soviet Republic of Azerbaijan have been told that the country's new government expects to receive at least 80 percent of the revenue from any deal it signs.The...
Clinton's Military Blueprint Follows in Path Set by Bush Five-Year Plan Stresses Mobility, Modernizing Weapons
DESPITE facing new dangers abroad and less money at home, the Pentagon doesn't plan radical changes in the way it polices the world in the post-cold-war era.The Clinton administration's new five-year blueprint for the military, unveiled this week, envisions...
Ethics in America: Where Are We Headed? Purported Findings Paint a Confusing Picture of Attitudes and `Standards'
THE state of Americans' ethics is a subject of great concern and, seemingly, growing attention. In an article published in the September/October issue of The Public Perspective, Rushworth M. Kidder, president of the Institute for Global Ethics, notes...
Events
WHITE HOUSE SEES STRONGER ECONOMY The White House said Wednesday it expects the nation's economy to strengthen for the remainder of this year and into next year as inflation stays under control. It also predicted a slow decline in the jobless rate....
Gathering Olympic Alums Medalists from '60S Aim to Reunite Athletes for Atlanta '96 Games
OLYMPIC athletes who once shared a special experience may soon share the same cheering section. That is among the ideas floating around to unite ol' grads of the Games.Donna de Varona, a swimming gold medalist in 1960 and '64, envisions a day - perhaps...
Gore Team to Unwrap Plan for Streamlining Six-Month Effort Aims to `Reinvent' Deeply Entrenched Central Bureaucracies Series: RECASTING GOVERNMENT. Part 8 of an Occasional Series
THE White House plan to "reinvent government" - that is, to streamline the management of the people's business - goes public on Tuesday.Even though the final proposals in the plan are not yet clear, leaks from many evolving draft versions in recent weeks...
Indian Lives Illuminate History New Books about Native Americans Include Biography, Fiction, and Personal Narrative
THE LANCE AND THE SHIELD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SITTING BULL By Robert M. Utley. Henry Holt & Co., 413 pp., $25BLACK ELK: HOLY MAN OF THE OGLALA By Michael F. Steltenkamp. University of Oklahoma Press 211 pp., $19.95ONCE THEY MOVED LIKE THE WIND:...
Jordan Calls Arab Meeting as PLO Moves Ahead on Deal with Israel
THE Palestine Liberation Organization continued to press forward yesterday on its surprise deal with Israel as its Arab negotiating partner called for an Arab summit to determine the next steps in the rapidly shifting peace process.Wary of hard-line...
Montreal's Behemoth Film Festival the French-Canadian City Outdoes Its Rival Toronto in Size and Scope of Offerings
A HINT of rivalry was in the air as the 17th-annual Montreal World Film Festival got under way. For the first time, this high-profile Quebec event opened with a film made in that province: "Le sexe des etoiles," directed by Paule Baillargeon, an award-winning...
No Element of Chance in God's Allness
WHILE I was still pretty young, I can remember, I went to a candy store with my family. We were each given a penny for the gum machine. Both of my sisters put in their money and out rolled striped gumballs. The clerk told us that if striped gumballs...
No More Winter Coats in June!
ON a 90-plus degree day at the end of summer, the scene at Northshore Shopping Mall in Peabody, Mass., is typical: Hardly a pair of shorts or a bathing suit are in sight.Retail stores are stocked with fall and early winter merchandise. To put customers...
Offbeat `Careful' Is Audacious, Not Cautious
DURING five years as a programmer on the New York Film Festival's selection committee, I became increasingly aware of a fine distinction between "festival movies" and "movie-theater movies."Festival movies are challenging, stimulating, innovative works...
Once a Model of Unity, A Bosnian Town Is Split AS PARTITION PLAN FAILS
IN calmer days, the leaders of this half-Muslim, half-Croat town got together and signed an agreement declaring it a "zone of peace."That was about two months ago, when the Muslims and Croats of Bosnia-Herzegovina were still allies. Lt. Gen. Philippe...
Our `Endless Summer'
AS a signal of summer's end, Labor Day is an artificial deadline. Or a false beginning. Something akin to the date marking a president's first 100 days.Disregard, for the moment, that the official close of summer is on or about Sept. 21. Never mind that...
Public Housing Riddles
HERCULES had nothing on Henry Cisneros. The mythical Greek hero only had to clean out the Augean stables in one day.The former mayor of San Antonio is taking on the cleanup of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). If he...
Rallies May Bring Coal Miners' Strike out of Shadows Series: Coal Miner's Strike. First of Two Articles. Next: Mining Towns Cope
LABOR Day brings little hope to faltering talks between 17,000 striking coal miners and the mine owners' association. The two sides won't even call the efforts here to end the nation's largest labor dispute - a three-month strike in seven states - "negotiations."So...
Reno Says Demjanjuk Can Return - Temporarily
IF accused Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk is freed by Israeli authorities, he won't be blocked from returning to the United States, but he still could be deported later, the Justice Department says."We're not dropping the fight," Attorney General Janet...
Rimwracked Wheels, Boggle-Eyed Frogs
BILL NYE, 'twas, who wrote the long-forgotten line, "Today a felloe spoke to me in the Hub."Here's a glossary:Felloe - the rim of a wheel.Spoke - one of the bars, rods, or rungs radiating from the hub or nave of a wheel and supporting the rim or felloe.Hub...
Shaffer Double Bill Is Farce with a Capital F
PETER SHAFFER'S 1967 double bill of one acts, "Black Comedy and White Liars," has been revived at Broadway's Roundabout Theatre, but the pairing notwithstanding, it is "Black Comedy" that provides most of the fun. As the play begins, Brindsley (Peter...
Somalis Should Determine Steps to Peace
I agree with the first sentence in the Opinion page article "US Must Continue in Somalia Until Objectives Are Reached," Aug. 16, when the author writes, "Enough." After that, we part company. The author claims we should double the number of American...
South Africa Falls Silent to Start Peace Campaign Leaders Pull out the Stops in Effort to Ensure a Free Election Next April
SOUTH Africans of all colors joined hands and sang peace songs around the country yesterday to mark the launch of a month-long peace campaign aimed at ending political violence threatening the country's transition to democracy.Traffic and business activity...
Stories of Cultural Conflict
GROWING UP NATIVE AMERICAN: AN ANTHOLOGY Edited by Patricia Riley William Morrow & Co., 333 pp., $23EARTH SONG, SKY SPIRIT: SHORT STORIES OF THE CONTEMPORARY NATIVE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Edited by Clifford E. Trafzer Doubleday, 495 pp., $25`IN the books...
US Exchanges Consolidate Their Futures
FOLLOWING rapid growth in the late 1980s, the United States commodities and futures exchanges are taking a hard look at their day-to-day operations. They are exploring new products, cutting costs, seeking to be more competitive against overseas exchanges,...
US Workers' Wages Continue to Erode
LAWRENCE MISHEL felt a little down after drafting his latest Labor Day report on the United States workforce."It was the gloomiest thing I have ever written," the Economic Policy Institute economist says.Mr. Mishel found that wages and job quality are...
Worth Noting on TV
SUNDAY</P><P>Back to School on Public TV (PBS, throughout next week - consult local listings): PBS has scheduled a week of what it unabashedly calls "educational" shows, although "entertainment" is also a goal as the network strives to...
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