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 15, 1994

A Few Unrulies among the Cosmos
OUR cosmos grew to eight feet last year, and I'm beginning to feel botanically empowered, maybe a little like those urban or innercity planters who are greening their neighborhoods. I think of BUG (Boston Urban Gardeners at the Community Farm Inc.),...
A Grim Thumbs Up for US-Russian Partnership Vladivostok Talks Aim to Restore Ties after Spy Scandal, NATO Strains
THE cold war may be over, but increasingly icy relations between the United States and Russia have reasserted themselves as the two countries strive to redefine their changing roles in a new global order.US Secretary of State Warren Christopher met yesterday...
Baryshnikov as One of the Company
MIKHAIL BARYSHNIKOV and Mark Morris founded the White Oak Dance Project four years ago, but despite 10 national and international tours the troupe has never fitted in a New York performance - until now.They recently spent a sold-out week at Lincoln Center's...
Big Three Hang out `Help Wanted' Sign ONLY BEST & BRIGHTEST NEED APPLY
MICHAEL SMITH is frustrated. The 37-year-old Detroiter knows the American auto industry is on its way to earning record profits. He also knows that despite a high school diploma and some time in college, he cannot find the high-paying auto-assembly-line...
Changing Pencil for Computer Gives Tests Flexibility
THE No. 2 pencil - that trusty tool for standardized tests - is going the way of the fountain pen. Testing companies - and test-preparation organizations - are turning instead to computerized exams. While this transition will be slow, it is already under...
China's Rebuff
IT has been a difficult Asian trip for Warren Christopher. The secretary of state spent much time on the phone to the Middle East after the Hebron massacre. He clashed with the Japanese on trade. But the most difficult part of the trip came at the end,...
Coens Score Again with `Hudsucker Proxy'
THE filmmaking career of Joel and Ethan Coen has had plenty of ups and downs, from the critical success of "Blood Simple" and "Raising Arizona" to the failure of "Miller's Crossing" at the box office. But one fact stands out: These talented brothers...
Congress Takes Up Health-Care Reform as Clinton Aides Watch
PRESIDENT Clinton's health-reform bill wasn't on the table, but his principles were when Congress finally got to work writing its own version.And some groups that didn't like Mr. Clinton's prescription now find themselves with an even bigger worry: that...
Events
DEFENSE-INDUSTRY BIDDING WAR BEGINS Northrop Corporation began its tender offer for Grumman Corporation as planned yesterday, but Wall Street is waiting for a higher bid in the contest between Northrop and rival Martin Marietta Corporation. Northrop...
Florida Lawsuit Asks US to Pay High Cost of Aliens
ILLEGAL residents cost Florida's governments $884 million last year in public services. Now the state wants the federal government to foot the bill.Gov. Lawton Chiles (D) will use a new report outlining the cost of services for the state's 345,000 illegal...
Flowers through the Generations
THE hired man planted the flowers, but my grandmother watered them. Late in the afternoon, when the day was cooling down and the yard was in shadow, she'd stand in front of the house, hose in hand. Moving along the brick wall where the flower beds were,...
Flurry of Diplomacy Aims to Put Middle East Talks Back on Track BRIDGING GAPS ON SECURITY
DIPLOMATS on three continents struggled to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks yesterday, as Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin prepared to leave here for a meeting with President Clinton in Washington:* In Tunis, at Palestine Liberation Organization...
Food Stamp Use - and Abuse - Reaches All-Time High in US Government Says Trafficking by the Unscrupulous in the $30 Billion Program Reached $1 Billion Last Year
USE of government food stamps has reached an all-time high. Some 27 million Americans put bread and milk on the kitchen table with food stamps. But according to the government, under-the-table trafficking in food stamps reached $1 billion last year,...
If Business Is Really War, the Best Preparation Is Conflict Simulation Consultants Tout Business Potential of Executives Playing War Games
AS competition grows and technological innovation increases in the business world, some executives are trying war-gaming techniques as a way of staying abreast of change.War gaming has been used by military establishments around the world for centuries...
Insights of Yesteryear Show in Monochrome
A CHARACTER in this new collection of stories by Louis Auchincloss reflects on "the small portion of human society in which his lot had been cast." Such reflecting is the author's stock in trade. In "Tales of Yesteryear," as in 35 previous works of fiction...
Is Underage Drinking Advertising's Fault?
Regarding the editorial "Alcohol and the Soft Sell," Feb. 17: The interpretation of a study by Joel Grube - that alcohol advertising influences young people's attitudes toward drinking - must be questioned, given the countervailing conclusions on this...
King Fahd's Low-Risk Reforms in Saudi Arabia
TWO days before 1993 ended, King Fahd of Saudi Arabia ended the uncertainty surrounding his reforms by inaugurating a long-awaited consultative council, or majlis al-shura, in Riyadh. He thus took the desert kingdom another step toward participatory...
Mexico Unhappy with US Border Policy Mexicans Want to Use the NAFTA Agreement as a Platform for Cooperation on Other Issues, Such as Immigration
PARTNERS in business, but enemies at the border.The complexity of the Mexico-United States relationship was underlined last week in the first binational meeting on immigration since the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).Mexican...
North Carolina Becomes Center of Basketball Action
SPORTS-WISE, nothin' could be finah than to be in Carolina these days. North Carolina, that is. The state has always gone bonkers over college basketball, and this year the sport's two major college championship tournaments touch down in North Carolina....
Peru's Rights Abuses Beg a US Response Recent Trial of Soldiers Involved in Death Squad Leaves Doubts about Whether Sentences Will Stick
WITH a Cabinet crisis and three rural provinces placed on states of emergency due to renewed guerrilla activity, the heinous events of July 18, 1992, still should be haunting the government of Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori.That night, nine students...
Potted Plants Just Won't Stay Put Flowers and Vegetables in Containers Move Where You Want Them and Where They Get the Best Results
AROUND mid-April, when crisp nights melt into warm days, Graham and Michele Kinsman of Point Pleasant, Penn., start moving their portable garden onto the patio.Bay trees are the first to leave the greenhouse, followed by a calamondin orange and a bottle...
Prayer - Scientific Law in Action
WHEN you turn to God in prayer, do you expect Him to hear you? Does God answer prayer? Do some people have what it takes,while others are left out in the cold? Although sin can make it seem more difficult to hear God's voice, even that can't keep...
Russian Envoy Seeks Serb Role in Peace
THE Bosnian Serbs face mounting diplomatic and military pressure to join efforts to end the war in the former Yugoslav republic.Russian Special Envoy to Yugoslavia Vitaly Churkin, stopping in Sarajevo Sunday, said there could be a place for the Serbs...
Smokey Bear Speaks to a New Generation the Slimmer, Multilingual Friend of the Forests Celebrates His 50th Birthday with an Updated Message
HE'S well known. He's effective. And even though he hasn't aged a bit, this year the stalwart bear celebrates his 50th birthday with an updated image and expanded message.Smokey Bear, armed with his familiar shovel and mounds of market research, is warning...
Soggy Soil All over Midwest Puts Area on Early Flood Watch Rains Will Run off Quickly into Streams, Tributaries, Feeding the Mighty Mississippi
AS spring rain clouds start to gather over the American Midwest, somewhere in a St. Louis warehouse a million sandbags are waiting.In cities in Iowa and Illinois, another 3 million sandbags have been warehoused."We've identified sources for an additional...
Still Time to Clear the Air on Whitewater
SPECIAL United States Trade Representative Mickey Kantor may have expected questions related solely to his area of responsibility. But reporters at a Monitor breakfast wanted Mr. Kantor, a close associate and adviser to President Clinton, to talk about...
Tale of a Reformed Corporate Executioner the Plan Was Foolproof: Managers Would Inform 400 Employees That Their Jobs No Longer Existed and Tell Them to Vacate the Premises. but Nothing Is Ever Quite That Simple
MAJOR corporate layoffs have become commonplace. Last week, for example, Fleet Financial Group Inc., the largest banking company in New England, announced it would cut 5,500 jobs even though it earned profits of $448 million in 1993. Many stories have...
The Composer of `Postman' Talks Melody
FOR a number of music lovers, it's hard to get excited about 20th-century opera. One reason is dissonance: Most people are trained to hear chords progress in a certain orderly way, and dislike being jangled in their seats when a chord fails to resolve.Stephen...
The Drifter, the Schemer, and Two Sneaky Lawyers `the Postman Always Rings Twice' Fits the Bill for Opera with Sizzle
FROM the mournful alto sax opening to the dramatically percussive ending, the Boston Lyric Opera can claim a production that provides compelling theater as well as enticing music."The Postman Always Rings Twice" has the moody quality and look of an Edward...
They Still Don't Get It
SOME scandals, or alleged scandals, never seem to go away. Others disappear from memory all too fast.The Tailhook scandal, with the gantlet of drunken Navy and Marine fliers harassing scores of women in a Las Vegas hotel corridor, should be unforgettable....
US Officials Start to Sell Public on US Troops for Bosnia Peace
UNITED States officials are beginning gingerly to prepare the public for deployment of American ground troops in Bosnia to help enforce a peace settlement.Though a comprehensive peace deal is still months away, at best, the special US envoy to the Bosnian...
US Softens Stance on Rights in China; Future Talks Planned
WRAPPING up four tense days in Beijing, US Secretary of State Warren Christopher signaled yesterday that the United States and China could still be on track to resolve their trade standoff by June.So badly does the Clinton administration seem to want...
US to Apply Pressure on Burma over Crackdown on Political Foes Officials Plan Several Steps, Perhaps Economic Sanctions, to Force the Military Regime to Talk with Its Opponents, Mainly Aung San Suu Kyi
BURMA could become the next country after China to come under pressure from the Clinton administration to clean up its human rights record.In a meeting last week, United States officials agreed to pursue several measures aimed at forcing the military...
Worth Noting on TV
* TUESDAY</P><P>Evening News From Moscow (C-Span, 6-6:30 p.m. EST): A report in Russian with simultaneous English translation.</P><P>Sin and Redemption (CBS, 9-11 p.m.): This sad, sometimes touching film may not be a classic,...
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