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 18, 1993

Amid Italy's Political Upheaval, City of Naples Starts from Scratch Their Government Dissolved by Rome, Residents Wonder Who Can Lead
FINDING out just what is going on in Naples today is easier said than done.After bankruptcy and a failure of city services, the government of Italy's leading southern city was dissolved Aug. 6 by decree from Rome. Neapolitans will go to the polls in...
Ballooning Dreams of Mars
THE first human footfall on Mars still lies in the indefinite future. But robotic study of that intriguing planet is entering a phase that could be the next best thing to being there.Encouraged by this prospect, planetary explorers are dreaming ambitious...
City Balances Old Ways, Tough New Realities Widespread Drug Scourge Viewed Side by Side with Zurich's Marvelous Wealth and Order Yields a Sharp Contrast
SOME 150 years ago the people of Zurich tore down the city's medieval walls, opened up foreign trade, and quickly established the city as one of the leading financial centers of Europe. Today, it is having second thoughts about openness.The city that...
Clintons Spend Some Time in Arkansas
PRESIDENT Clinton is just plain "Bill" to old friends at Beaver Lake, a rustic vacationland in his home state of Arkansas where he and his family are staying for the next few days.The Clintons, on their first vacation in more than four years, got here...
Clinton Team Launches Battle for Health Care President Wants to Avoid Party-Line Conflict, Capitalize on Public's Eagerness to See Change
WITH his mid-vacation speech to the National Governors' Association on Aug. 17, President Clinton began the selling of his health-care reform plan.The White House "war room" for coordinating the drive to pass the budget has gone silent. Within days,...
Crime and the Poor
FOLLOWING through on a campaign pledge, President Clinton has presented an anticrime program. Viewers will recognize in it familiar approaches, and a few new ones, to curbing violence in the US.Mr. Clinton aims to put as many as 100,000 new police officers...
Democracy's Bid Fades in Ethiopia
IT is a tragic irony that Ethiopia, one of two African countries that successfully resisted colonization, may now be the last to join the growing community of emergent democracies on the continent. In 1991 the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic...
Denver Shows 'Vatican Treasures'
THE didactic "Vatican Treasures" exhibition currently on view at the Denver History Museum through August 31, offers more in the way of interesting cultural artifacts than great works of art.Though there are a number of fine pieces, few of the great...
Events
SUDANESE GOVERNMENT TIED TO BOMB PLOT A taped conversation between the alleged ringleader of a plot to bomb the United Nations and a federal informant implicates two Sudanese diplomats as accomplices, according to reports. The two men were intelligence...
Foreign Aid with Impact Money for Former East Bloc Should Follow Shift in Services from National to Local Governments
UNITED States foreign-aid policy toward the former communist countries is missing the boat. Since 1989, the US has given more than $10 billion to the republics of the former Soviet Union and almost $2 billion to the countries of Central and Eastern Europe....
From Aborigines to Zircons: Science Facts by the Asimovs
SCIENCE doesn't sit still, and neither did Isaac Asimov. During his 72 years on this planet, Asimov published nearly 500 books of science fiction and science fact, with everything from instructions on how to use the slide rule to Bible criticism. On...
Galbraith Pokes Fun at '80S' Reaganomics
JOHN KENNETH GALBRAITH, a liberal, professor of economics emeritus at Harvard University, has written more than two dozen books, several quite influential in their day. This book probably won't rank in importance with "American Capitalism: The Concept...
Governors Pledge Support for NAFTA Agreement
GOVERNORS meeting at the National Governors' Association gathering in Tulsa, Okla., pledged Aug. 16 to mount an aggressive bipartisan push to get congressional approval of the free-trade pact with Mexico and Canada.Privately, several Democratic and Republican...
Gulf War Report Pushes US to Try to Find Better Ways to Assess Battlefield Damage
THE request is phrased in opaque military jargon, and buried in the middle of a column of small type. But it reflects something that a congressional panel recently named the most important intelligence failure of the Gulf war for United States forces:...
Influencing Nigeria's Democracy US Officials Run Up against Limits to Their Capacity to Encourage Respect of Elections
NIGERIA'S two-month political crisis took a new turn when President Ibrahim Babangida, who seized power in 1985, reportedly offered to resign Aug. 17.It had been widely expected that General Babangida would give up his military title and continue to...
Interim Solution for Sarajevo Leads to Map Discussions
SARAJEVO symbolizes the complexity of dividing Bosnia-Herzegovina between warring Croats, Muslims, and Serbs.The capital is so important to all three factions that the international negotiators in Geneva have suggested letting the United Nations run...
Japanese Employ Creative Means to Keep Unemployment Low Official Subsidies and Cultural Taboo Keep Idle Workers on Payrolls
IF the Japanese economy worked like that in the United States, the stock brokers at Cosmo Securities Company would be looking for new jobs this week.The company had a brush with bankruptcy last Friday, but instead of going under and laying off hundreds...
Knut Neversetter
YOU know that tin house standing down by Mahaffie's bridge? There was a young man lived down there, his name was Knut Neversetter. He had a snug little log cabin, he was a real nice fellow but crazy as a tick. It came into his head that what he wanted...
Libya Pressed for Suspects
EGYPTIAN President Hosni Mubarak left Aug. 17 for talks with Libyan leader Col. Muammar Qaddafi, a day after Libya rejected new Western demands to surrender two suspects in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.Mr. Mubarak has tried to persuade Libya...
Move over Seattle: France Has Its Own Grunge-Rock
* A group called Noir Desir (Black Desire) from Bordeaux is jamming rock clubs thoughout France, making it this country's leading entry in the grunge wave.At the Bataclan club, adorned with Toulouse-Lautrec-style cabaret murals, the heartthrob singer...
Mrs. Schuster and the Porcupine
THERE was an old woman lived up Travis in a little log cabin all by herself, Mrs. Schuster. Her husband had died in a cave-in and she got a little money, enough to go on living in the cabin. She chopped her own wood and hauled her own water and once...
No Big Budget Surprises to Keep a Lid on Budget News, Australian Journalists Are Locked Up for Five Hours to Glean Facts before the Treasurer's Speech
THE Australian government has one way of dealing with reporters who might leak details of the annual budget.It locks them up.On Aug. 18, approximately 400 "journos" were confined to several rooms in Parliament House from 2.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. with copies...
On the Road Again ... for Farm Aid Singer Willie Nelson Is Giving the Proceeds from Several Concerts to Midwest Farmers
EVEN if country singer Willie Nelson still sings about lost and forgotten love, it is really flood-stricken Midwestern farmers who are always on his mind these days.On tour in the Boston area this month, Mr. Nelson is raising money for the farmers through...
Painters Flock to Beijing Colony Avante-Garde Artists Hope to Sell Their Work in the Capital's Growing Foreign Community and Eventually Go Overseas to Join the Boom in Modern Chinese Art
ONE day, high school art teacher Liu Fengzhi got fed up and quit."I just walked out because I didn't want to go through the bureaucracy of resigning," he says, recounting his departure from his job in Harbin, an industrial city in northeastern China."I...
Prayer - Even at Vacation Time
IN Europe, throughout most of August many communities practically shut down because such a vast number of people go on vacation. Yet there is often quite a contrast between the excitement and anticipation preceding a vacation, when everyone is bright...
Saab and Volvo Pin Revival on New Models
NOWHERE in Europe can the automotive sales slump be felt more deeply than in Sweden.So far this year, Swedish new car sales have plunged by two-thirds. It means the auto industry here is more dependent than ever on the rest of the world for both sales...
Salinas's Roller-Coaster Ride for Mexico's President, the Perilous Track to a North American Free Trade Zone Has Its Moments
VISIBLE from Los Pinos (the Mexican White House) is an aging wooden roller coaster called Montana Rusa. The ride is an apt metaphor for the vicissitudes of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).Last Thursday, the NAFTA coaster screeched to...
Salvadoran Ceramic Artist Dreams of an Artisan in Every Village Household Jose Herrera Nurtures a Flourishing Cottage Industry of Clay Crafts in the Small Mountain Town of Ilobasco
AT the tender age of 4, Jose Antonio Herrera Aguilar was making clay figures at his mother's elbow in a dirt-floor kitchen.For much of the next seven decades, Mr. Herrera has helped shape the spreading fame of this Salvadoran mountain village. But his...
Struggling to Cut the Half-Life of Moscow's Nuclear Mess
OF the welter of difficulties confronting post-communist Russia, few will be more persistent than the legacy of nuclear pollution caused by careless past practices. Emblematic of the challenge is Chelyabinsk, which may well be the most radioactive region...
The Legends of Lump Gulch Live On
LUMP Gulch lies between Rollinsville, Colo., and a brash old mining boom town called Central City, an hour and a half outside of Denver, 9,000 feet up in the Rocky Mountains. A broad, open space, Lump Gulch is dotted with old cabins and newer houses,...
The Yen Also Rises
ONE Japanese yen to one United States penny. If you are a Japanese tourist planning a vacation, that makes a trip to the US a pretty good deal. If you are a Japanese finance minister, especially during a recession, it spells trouble.Tokyo is wringing...
Two Canadian Forest Products Companies Cut Their Losses Slump in Pulp and Newsprint Markets Kept Bottom Line in the Red
CANADIAN Pacific got tired of waiting for the pulp and paper business to turn around, so it sold its forest product subsidiary. Some analysts think it sold too soon.The $698 million (Canadian; US$532 million) of its 61-percent interest in Canadian Pacific...
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