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 17, 1994

A Finely Turned Word about Irish Cooking Shaw, Joyce, Beckett, and O'Casey Have All Penned a Phrase or Two about the Cuisine That Was Dear to Their Hearts - as Well as Their Stomachs
RECENTLY, while strolling down a city street, I stopped dead in my tracks at a window display of Irish cookbooks.As an Irish-American who grew up with half-baked notions of Irish food, the concept allured me: What does Ireland offer that constitutes...
A New Orleans Mayor Wins Big but Faces Poverty and Crime
TO citizens of New Orleans, a city beset by urban woes, the election of a new mayor full of promise and youth is a bit of da vu.Throughout his successful mayoral campaign, state Sen. Marc Morial (D) likened himself to a city legend: the late DeLesseps...
Apartheid's Homelands Haunt Election Campaign after Fall of Bophuthatswana Homeland, KwaZulu Conflict in Natal Remains Major Obstacle to Nation's First All-Race Ballot in April Series: FORCING A NEW SOUTH AFRICA. Part 3 of an Occasional Series Examining the Problems of a Country Making Historic Transition from Segregation to Democracy. Only Article Appearing Today
THE dramatic fall of the nominally independent black homeland of Bophuthatswana, which symbolizes the final collapse of grand apartheid, has turned the political spotlight on KwaZulu, the last of 10 tribal homelands resisting the country's first all-race...
Bitter Cold Gives Temporary Boost to Consumer Prices
HOW cold was it last month? Cold enough to take out a loan to pay your fuel bill. Cold enough to make rock salt more valuable than some hot stock on Wall Street. And certainly cold enough to make the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rise at its fastest pace...
Business Comes around to Idea of Guidance from Washington as Senate Begins Debate, US Firms See Value in a Government Leg Up for Key Industries
AFTER years of running from any suggestion of a government-led "industrial policy," many American corporate CEOs and small entrepreneurs not only accept Washington's help, but are eager for more.They welcome a policy that "picks winners" with federal...
Capitol Hill Split over Health-Care Bills Key Subcommittee Takes Up One Proposed Plan, Though Not the President's, While Both Parties Scramble to Find Consensus
SPARKS are flying this week in a House health subcommittee that is debating one plan to reform the nation's health system.Despite the proximity of this vote - the first one on health reform - Republican lawmakers, like Democrats, are divided over the...
Clean Water: The Next Generation
IN the 1970s, Lake Erie was dead or dying; rivers in Maine were so polluted that they couldn't bear any new industries, and most of the nation's major rivers were little more than open sewers. Still, it took the spectacle of the Cuyahoga River burning...
Comeback Kid Comes `Home' `Whitewater Is for Canoeing and Rafting,' a Lady Tells the President, and the Crowd Roars Approval
NASHUA Mayor Rob Wagner (D) found out that the president of the United States was coming to town six days before the visit. The New Hampshire State Police found out two days later, but weren't told the site. On P-Day minus three, the Nashua Telegraph...
Countdown to the Best Cookbook of the Year
THE best food books take you on culinary excursions that leave you salivating over every page.The search for cookbooks that provide that experience narrowed last week when the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) announced its nominees...
Countries Repeat Vows to Keep Focus on Jobs Leaders of G-7 Nations Agree That Most New Employment Will Come from Companies Who Are Smaller and Willing to Take Risks
THE Group of Seven (G-7) industrial nations ended an unprecedented two-day international jobs conference Tuesday by declaring that it has for the first time made unemployment a top item on its agenda.The G-7 "is opening a brand new chapter by focusing...
Designers Blend Opposites Short Meets Long and Faux Becomes Real in the European Ready-to-Wear Shows
IN European fashion this season it's right to be wrong (uneven hemlines, unfinished seams), real to be fake (silk varnished to look like plastic and nylon), and avant-garde to rear back (bustles, trains, tails.)Last season, it was fashionable to look...
Dublin Coddle and Brown Soda Bread
Dublin Coddle `Boyle: Breakfast! Well, they can keep their breakfast for me. Not if they went down on their bended knees would I take it - I'll show them I've a little spirit left in me still! (He goes over to the press, takes out a plate and looks...
Events
COMMERCIAL BANKS SEE RECORD PROFITS The nation's commercial banks earned a record $43.4 billion last year, far surpassing the old record, and a top regulator said the industry's prosperity should continue this year. The FDIC said Tuesday that 1993...
G-7 Jobs Meeting Highlights World's Contrasting Labor Markets It's a Global Recession, but Countries Have Very Different Jobless Rates
AT a recent Seattle conference, Jerome Meyer pledged to potential investors that the company he heads, Tektronix Inc., was making a broad effort to boost profits. Steps have included a 13 percent staff reduction, hiring outside contractors to handle...
He'll Be Back (?)
THE man in the Oval Office must be heaving a small sigh of relief. One of his top congressional allies has won a tough primary election fight.Rep. Dan Rostenkowski (D) of Illinois, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Joint Committee...
Kenya Shows Dramatic Drop in Fertility Rate
HOLDING her one-year-old son, Humphrey, in her clean, one-room home in a slum here, Rose Majanga explains why she has become part of what may be an accelerating trend toward smaller families in Kenya."I saw life ahead was hard," she says, as her three-year-old...
Let the River Run Flood Disasters Can Be Mitigated If We Don't Try to Control the Mississippi
REPORTS from the federal government usually fail to elicit widespread national interest, except perhaps those that are issued by the United States Surgeon General on smoking, or from special federal prosecutors appointed by the president looking for...
Making the Grade in Real Life
EVERY teacher faces a daily dilemma: Should a student be challenged - or encouraged? Which works better in the learning process, a stern "You can do better" or a gentle pat on the head?Ever since the 1960s, the conventional academic wisdom has leaned...
Music of Ireland Persists through Songs of the Makems
NO, it's not Tommy Makem and the Clancy Brothers strumming and singing in the Unitarian Church in this New Hampshire seaport. It's Makem's sons - Rory, Conor, and Shane - and partner Brian Sullivan.The Makem Brothers and Brian Sullivan, all in their...
New Targets for Head Start: Children in Diapers CRADLE CARE
FOUR-YEAR-OLD Michelle Jackson paints quietly in one corner while her classmates run between teachers' legs in a race to get to toys lined up against a wall."Michelle's a little shy," says Tina Uzomah, a teacher at a Head Start day care center in Washington....
ON STAGE an Occasional Update of New York Theater Openings
* The America Play (Joseph Papp Public Theater): Suzan-Lori Parks's poetic riff on the mythology surrounding Abraham Lincoln is the kind of absurdist theater that academicians find brilliant but sends most audience members fleeing for the exits....
Parting the Whitewaters
When I was going up the stairI met a man who wasn't thereHe wasn't there again todayI wish, I wish he'd go away.WHITEWATER has been described as a "scandal," a "crisis," an "affair." Since so far it is a major story without substance, it ought perhaps...
Russian Military Chief Resists Budget Cuts
ON the eve of United States Defense Secretary William Perry's visit to Moscow, Russia's Defense Minister warned that proposed budget cuts could harm reforms in Russia's struggling military and threaten its ability to defend itself.Gen. Pavel Grachev...
Scandinavians Skittish about Decision to Join European Union Four Potential Members Eye Europe's Faltering Economy
A RECENT cartoon in the Paris daily Liberation shows four brides - representing the four countries that could become members of the 12-nation European Union (EU) by January 1995 - approaching the altar of their imminent marriage and demanding, "What's...
Secretive Stones with Links to a Primitive Past
SOMETHING about their simplicity and relatively small scale, their discreetly controlled but still natural forms, and even the beautiful way in which the different colored stone of their elements is carved and finished, makes me think that sculptures...
Seven-Footers Descended on D.C., but It Was Not to Be
A DELICIOUS "what if" possibility has passed quietly into the National Basketball Association night. When the Washington Bullets signed 7 ft., 6 in. Manute Bol to a 10-day contract Feb. 21, many wondered if Bol and Bullets' rookie Gheorghe Muresan, the...
So You Say You're A Financial Planner? Let Me See a License!
IN hiring a financial planner, the rule has always been simple: Choose carefully.The reason, not well known, is that no state or federal laws require financial planners to be licensed. Just about any person who wants to can legally call himself a financial...
The Goose Who Got Away
THIS morning, like every morning, I made sure my garden gate was open and the two geese, Ruby and Groucho, were in view.Once the wind had quieted, the barn fowl were out and about, waddling into my plot to feast on composting scraps and fertilize my...
There Is a Way Out
HAVE you ever felt trapped? Have you ever felt as though the circumstances of your personal experience were a vicious circle from which there was no escape? A friend told me a wonderful story the other day that had a powerful message of hope....
The Way to Foster Change in China
THERE are two rather extreme poles of thought in America about how to handle China.One is that advocated by some businesspeople: "Let's trade with China, let's invest, let's deal, but it's none of our business how they treat their people, and when we...
Worth Noting on TV
* THURSDAY</P><P>NCAA basketball championships (CBS, noon to 5 p.m., and 8 p.m. to midnight, EST): Regional telecasts of first-round games on the road to college basketball's Final Four - the four teams who will play in the NCAA semifinals....

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