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 July 27, 1994

After 46 Years
THE Washington Declaration signed July 25 between Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin of Israel and King Hussein of Jordan is the beginning of normalized relations between the two countries for the first time in 46 years, and has been lauded as a step toward...
A Growing Concern: Information Security
IT'S time to put hackers in their place.Over a period of seven months, they have erased, altered, and stolen unclassified computer records from the Pentagon. In April, they pilfered an on-line copy of the National Security Agency's employee manual. If...
Bridging the Science-Religion Divide When Britain's Cambridge University Instituted a Chair to Study How Science and Religion Work Hand in Hand, It Touched off a Widespread Debate about the Validity of Religious Beliefs and the Limits of Scientific Research
NO one can recall, in modern times, an issue in Britain emerging from the hallowed halls of academia that has ignited such a public conflagration.The troubles began when Susan Howatch, the multimillionaire blockbuster novelist ("Penmarric," "The Rich...
Clinton Plans Open Trade Door to Latin America, Irking Labor after NAFTA, US Seeks Market Pacts in Western Hemisphere
FIRST there was NAFTA. Then there was GATT. Now politicians, businessmen, and lobbyists are buzzing about the newest trade idea: tearing down barriers to commerce throughout the Western Hemisphere.Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown says if the United States...
European Parliament Shows Its Inclination to Exercise More Power
FIFTEEN years after its members first began to be directly elected, the European Parliament is showing it has teeth.At its first session after June's elections, the European Union's 521-member legislature came within 22 votes of rejecting the 12 European...
Events
EXXON MUST PAY FOR LOST FOOD SUPPLY Exxon Corporation has agreed to pay 3,500 Alaska natives $20 million to compensate for the seals, fish, kelp, and other traditional food they can't eat because of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound...
For Taiwanese Journalists, Freedom Stops at the UN's Door
THE United Nations celebrated World Press Freedom Day on May 3. I am a journalist from Taiwan who has been forbidden by the UN - the same organization that is promoting freedom of the press - from covering its activities solely because of my professional...
How Japan and Germany Remember Their Military Pasts
IN 1990, when George Bush opted for war in the Persian Gulf, the governments of Japan and newly unified Germany were criticized in the United States for hiding behind their peace constitutions and providing money but not troops for the allied effort.The...
Japan's Old Ruling Party Once Again Pulls the Strings
ONE of the oldest truisms about Japan is that the surface is deceiving.The current government, ostensibly led by the country's first Socialist premier in 46 years, is a fine example of this old maxim. The Japanese, of course, are not fooled.They know...
Jordan-Israel Declaration on Holy Shrines Angers PLO
BY asserting a major role for King Hussein in determining the final status of Jerusalem, the Washington Declaration dealt a serious blow to the Palestinian claim of sovereignty over the holy city, according to Jordanian and Palestinian analysts here.The...
Lessons from S. Africa, Angola Mozambique, under International Pressure, Grapples with the Idea of Power-Sharing
MOUNTING international pressure on President Joaquim Chissano to emulate South Africa's example of a power-sharing arrangement with his main rival before this fall's elections has sparked a heated controversy here.Mr. Chissano's ruling Front for the...
Many Lessons for Liberia in South Africa's Model Archbishop Tutu's Visit May Be Catalyst for Calming War-Torn Nation
IN a poignant address to the Liberian Transitional Assembly on July 6, South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu spoke of a visit by Nelson Mandela to Liberia in the early 1960s. Mandela, it turns out, was given a sum of money by the Liberian government...
Never Separated from Good
THE greatest discovery you will ever make is of your relationship to God as His loved child! Finding out that you don't need to be afraid of God, and can never be separated from His love, will have a wonderful, powerful impact on every aspect of...
Prague Has What Paris Lacks: Trams
EVERY day shortly before noon, I boarded the gently swaying No. 18 tram and glided toward the center of Prague, then got out to wander on foot.During one of those midday strolls, I fell in with three Czech pensioners taking their own constitutional....
Russia-Estonia Summit Seeks Troops Solution US Threatens to Hinge Russian Aid to Timely Withdrawal
PRESIDENT Boris Yeltsin held a Kremlin summit July 26 with his Estonian counterpart Lennart Meri, part of a last-ditch effort to negotiate Russian troop withdrawal by the end of August and salvage increasingly rocky relations between Russia and its tiny...
Rwanda, Now and Later
WE earnestly hope that by the time you read these words TV screens worldwide will be showing pictures of water gushing from a purification plant being rushed into operation at the Rwandan refugee camps near Goma, Zaire.That would mean real progress in...
Separatist Party in Quebec Rolls toward Ballot Victory but Voters Say They Want New Ruling Party, Not Independence
SITTING in the driver's seat of his campaign bus, arms outstretched and hands clamped on the steering wheel, Quebec's separatist party leader Jacques Parizeau smiles for photographers.No need for a plastered-on fake grin here. With just 47 campaign days...
Slip of the Tongue or Backtracking? Clinton Clarifies `Universal' Care the President's Goal of Covering Every American with Health Insurance Has Faltered on the Problem of How to Pay for It. Now He May Be Backing Down
WHEN President Clinton expounded in public last week on how his idea of "universal" health insurance coverage would never actually cover everybody, the news media led a storm surge of interpretation.The president, concluded many members of Congress either...
Some Rwandans Leave Overcrowded Camps, for the Journey Home
A COLORED cloth adorns a rolled reed mat, marking a final goodbye from loved ones - probably poor farmers - who could afford no more.The mat is one of countless others, each wrapping a refugee who has died, lining a road between the border town of Goma...
Summit, Multilaterals Boost Arab-Israel Ties Participants See Hope for Sustaining Regional Peace
SCARCELY had Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Jordanian King Hussein shaken hands on July 25, sealing their non-belligerency pact, than they were looking ahead to the work that still must be done before the Middle East knows peace.The agreement,...
Two Banks for the Poor Mark 50 Years of Work
THIS month's 50th anniversary of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is cause for celebration among some in the business of uplifting the poorer nations, but their cheers have been matched by some jeers.Washington is home to the...
UN Genocide Convention, Unused since Nuremberg, to Be Dusted off in Rwanda
GENOCIDE is the most notorious crime against humanity recognized by international law. It is deliberate murder born of a myth - the myth that some other ethnic group, or race, or creed, is the cause of one's problems, and that to eliminate that other...
US Confidently Strides Ahead but after Lagging for Two Decades, Have American Companies Learned Their Lesson? Series: HONING US COMPETITIVENESS. Today, the Monitor Starts a Six-Part Weekly Series on How US Industry Is Roaring Back after the Retreats and Defeats of the 1970s and '80S. Part 1
WHEN the chill winds of foreign competition began to blow in the 1960s, the United States didn't notice. The oil shocks of the '70s jolted Detroit awake. But it wasn't until the '80s that the full plight of US industry became clear.This was no gentle...
US Must Look Ahead to Next Hong Kong
THE Legislative Council in Hong Kong took a significant step on June 30 to strengthen democracy in the waning days of British rule. It approved a series of electoral reforms - which the Chinese government immediately stated it would dismantle once it...
US Senate's Lone Voice of Dissent on Breyer Sees Potential Conflicts
JUDGE Stephen Breyer is very likely to be confirmed by the Senate soon as a justice of the Supreme Court.But Sen. Richard Lugar (R) of Indiana remains a lone voice, so far, of dissent.Mr. Lugar explained at a Monitor breakfast on July 26 that he will...
World Economy Rallies, Yet Joblessness Mounts Asian and Latin American Countries Expected to Grow Fastest
THE world economy is set to take off, growing at its fastest rate this decade. Yet it may be some time until that growth rate translates into a significant number of new jobs.In its July assessment of the world economy, a United Nations economic department...

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