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 11, 1993

Accident or Design?
MY husband was just leaving for work--and the children for school--when I cut my finger, bumped my head, and dropped something heavy on my foot. I could hardly believe it! One accident right after another!Through my study of Christian Science I had been...
Aircraft Subsidies to Test Clinton Mettle on Trade
PRESIDENT Clinton's effort to help the nation's struggling aircraft makers is emerging as an important test of White House trade policy."This is the big trade issue of '93" on the European front, says Roger Noll, a Stanford University economist. If the...
Airdrops and Ethnic Cleansing
DESPITE the flurry of diplomatic activity to stop the war in Bosnia, and the Clinton administration's airdrop to help Muslims there, a central fact must not be ignored: The Serbs in Bosnia are continuing their campaign of killing Bosnian civilians and...
Arms-Control Agency Retains Value in US Security System
DURING the cold war, the term arms controller was pejorative throughout the United States national security bureaucracy. Controllers, Housed in the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA), were considered soft and suspect. Hence the agency's policy...
As Eastern Bosnia Falls, Reluctant Muslim Leader May Agree to Peace Plan
AS the Bosnian Army continues to lose territory and the Serbs put the finishing touches on their "ethnic cleansing" campaign against Muslims and Croats, Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic is moving grudgingly closer to signing a peace plan he has until...
Behind Drive for Deeper Cuts: Surprise! It's the Congress Support of Moderate Democrats Seen as Key to Passing Budget
LIKE ping-pong balls, federal budget proposals are flying back and forth between the White House and Congress with blurring speed.The rapid volleys, served up by both Democrats and Republicans, are driving down President Clinton's proposed spending plans...
Cable TV Probes Film Restoration
FANS of old movies: Would you like to see Greta Garbo in "The Divine Woman," made by MGM in 1928? Or would you prefer Gary Cooper and Fay Wray in "Legion of the Condemned," released the same year - or maybe Laurel and Hardy in "The Rogue Song," a 1930...
Dry Season Ahead for L.A. Rainmakers the Legendary `Drought Busters' May Park Their Famous Marked Cars - a Letter from Los Angeles
LOS Angeles County has put the rainmakers on hold.A six-month, $181,460 contract with a Utah cloud-seeding company has been shelved temporarily. A sweeping bird's-eye view of California reveals a bright green blanket of foliage and grass flourishing...
Egyptian Police Crack Down on Militants
Police and Muslim militants fought four separate gunbattles yesterday, killing 13 extremists and five others within 24 hours, authorities said. Those killed included three policemen. At least 17 people were injured.The incidents were the highest 24-hour...
Events
RENO CRUISES TOWARD CONFIRMATION</P><P>Miami prosecutor Janet Reno appears to be cruising toward confirmation as the nation's first female attorney general. During Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on her nomination, which began Tuesday...
Flowing Moments in Imagined Time
EINSTEIN'S DREAMS By Alan Lightman, Pantheon, 179 pp., $17.IMAGINE what would happen if time passed slower in the mountains than in the valleys. In such a world, would not every person seek to live among the clouds in order to prolong their lives as...
From Reporter to Dough Boy A Monitor Writer Discovers Breadmaking by Machine
A NEW appliance that sits in the center of my stovetop has changed my life.It has a futuristic shape like Artoo Deetoo, with buttons, lights, and beepers - but it takes me back in time.Like Walter Mitty, the famous James Thurber character who fantasized...
Go Slow on Voting Act
IF you work for the federal government, should you be allowed to participate in political activity at all levels?For the last 53 years federal employees have been barred from certain political activities. Like all citizens, they have the right to vote,...
Hostage Standoff in Costa Rica Is Sign of Nicaraguan Discontent Group Demands Sandinista Official Steps Down and $6 Million
IN a sign of the simmering turmoil in neighboring Nicaragua, a group of kidnappers continued to hold 18 people hostage at Nicaragua's embassy here yesterday."It's a symptom of the great frustration and discontent felt by the people of Nicaragua," says...
In a League of His Own
SIGNIFICANT events don't always hit you with the impact of a letter from the Internal Revenue Service: They happen so fast that only years later do you begin to realize just how meaningful they were.I'm not talking about my first balloon-tired bicycle...
Internationalize Rising World Defense Costs
AS the Clinton administration casts about for spending cuts to balance its proposed tax increases, the Pentagon's purse presents an especially attractive target. The Clinton plan would reduce defense spending by 20 percent in real terms over the next...
Intrinsic Trust in Russia
The Opinion page article "Ukraine a Challenge to US's Russia Policy," Feb. 25, is extremely appropriate. In fact, the author's analysis should have been a topic of discussion as soon as the former Soviet Union showed signs of disintegration. The author...
Japan Looks into `Comfort Women' Charges to Save Face
WITH its prestige in the region at stake, Japan seems set to address more firmly the tragedy of women in Asia who were sent to Japanese military brothels during World War II.This emotional vestige of the past has dogged Japan ever since a group of elderly...
Keep Reins Tight on Banks
RECENTLY, bank trade associations launched a campaign to "cut the red tape." Their message: Relax banking regulations and banks will revitalize the economy with renewed lending. This call, however, is a thinly veiled move to dismantle vital consumer-protection...
Kohl's Grand Plan to Rescue East Falters Stalled `Solidarity Pact' Has Cost Credibility and Deepened Germany's Economic Slide
GERMAN Chancellor Helmut Kohl's vision of a "major national effort" to bring east Germany up to west German standards has turned into a pipe dream.Two years ago Chancellor Kohl first launched the idea of a "solidarity pact," in which federal, state,...
Lawsuit Claims Maine Ignores the Mentally Ill Cities and Others Sue the State, Saying It Must Provide More Services for Released Patients
ABOUT three years ago, Portland police chief Michael Chitwood and his officers noticed a growing problem on the streets of this picturesque port city in Maine."What we started to see in the last several years has been an increase in the number of calls...
Leavening the Image of Home Baking King Arthur Flour Sponsors National Contest to Celebrate `Pure Joy' of an Age-Old Tradition
IS home baking on the rise? Judging from the flurry of mixing, kneading, and shaping at King Arthur Flour's recent "Winterbake," one might think so.Tantalizing sweet, savory, and spice aromas wafted throughout kitchens, makeshift classrooms, and a maze...
Making the Case for Homemakers
ONE of the most modest job descriptions around never appears on any resume. Instead, it is delivered casually by countless self-effacing women who, when asked what they do, reply simply, "I'm just a housewife."Although substituting the word "homemaker"...
Mixed Economic Signs Prod Senate Money Policy Review WATCHING THE FED
TWELVE Federal Reserve Bank presidents, lined up like birds on a telephone wire, were ready to testify to the Senate Banking Committee Wednesday, reporting in turn about the status of the economy in their districts and national monetary policy.The event...
Ontario's Premier Walks a Tightrope New Democrat Pushes Reform While Trying to Woo Business
HALFWAY through his besieged government's five-year term, the leader of Canada's richest and most populous province is fighting to save his social democratic party's vision - to right society's wrongs.Ontario Premier Bob Rae is trying to walk the line...
`Ordinary' Peacemakers Two Women from Warring Ex-Soviet Republics Work for Resolution
THEY describe themselves as "ordinary women." But these two ordinary women recently won the 1992 Olof Palme Prize for their extraordinary effort to promote a peaceful resolution to the ongoing conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the Transcaucasus.Though...
Precision in a Watercolor World
DEFYING his medium's penchant for diffusion and softness, Jerome Vaden drives his watercolors into hard, clear, clean lines and planes of color. He often uses a blow-dryer to dry the pigment before it can saturate the paper. This self-taught artist works...
Recalling Rwanda's Forgotten War Rwandans Have Fought a Civil War for More Than Two Years, but Agreement between Government and Rebels, along with Increased World Attention, May Be the Light at the End of the Tunnel
CONTINUED fighting is frustrating talks to end the civil war in the tiny central African nation of Rwanda, where, in contrast to a global trend of secessionist struggles, rebels say they are battling to overcome the nation's ethnic differences.After...
Rodney King Takes Stand in L.A. Police-Officer Trial Testimony Is Key to Determining If Police Used Excessive Force in Arrest
SOCIETY menace or victim?That is the question that jurors will confront as they consider Rodney King's testimony this week in the trial of four Los Angeles police officers charged with beating the black motorist. More important than the substance of...
Russian Congress Shows No Sign of Compromise Even If Yeltsin and Parliament Chief Reach a Deal, Hard-Liners Would Likely Strike It Down
AS Russia's highest legislature opened an emergency session yesterday in the Kremlin, there was plenty of talk about compromise but little sign of it."I think we will find a path to compromise," Russian President Boris Yeltsin told reporters as he strode...
S. Africa Outlines New Economic Model
A GOVERNMENT proposal for restructuring South Africa's ailing economy for the first time addresses the socioeconomic legacy of apartheid. It has been welcomed by business and has won a conditional nod from trade unions.The plan, which came a week before...
The Emerging Role of Muslim Women
WOMEN of the Muslim world have experienced discrimination and injustice over a long period of time. History we cannot change. Today, however, women are gradually becoming empowered in many parts of the Muslim world as they gain access to education, opportunities,...
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