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 May 5, 1993

A Film Resurgence from Down under Stronger Government Funding, a Recent Blockbuster, and a Flair for Originality Have Overcome the Australian Movie Industry's Slump
LAST year, a low-budget Australian film that had originally been a student project was picked to go to the Cannes Film Festival. The next day, distributors from all over the world were lined up to buy it."Strictly Ballroom," a story about the triumph...
AID Needs New Support Concerned about Local Conditions, the Sluggish Economy, and the Deficit, Americans Show Waning Enthusiasm for US Role in Foreign Assistance
IN his April 21 Earth Day address, President Clinton wisely called for a strategic plan to increase United States environmental exports. But he failed to tie this proposal to the rest of the US foreign aid program, and thereby missed a great chance to...
At Least News on the Business Page Is Good
THE news from Sri Lanka is almost always bad: leaders assassinated, soldiers ambushed, bombs exploding in buses. Except news on the economy, which is remarkably positive after 10 debilitating years of ethnic conflict."They're doing the right things here,"...
Cautious Analysts Temper Major's Economic Tidings
EVEN before government statistics confirmed the fact, the happy sound of cash registers was relaying the message: Britain's longest recession since the 1930s was over at last.But rejoicing is being tempered by warnings from economists and captains of...
Clinton Team Begins Effort to Export to `Vanguard' Markets
TRADE experts - from White House policymakers to US exporters - say the best way to redress the nation's resurgent trade deficit is to broaden the focus beyond familiar but often frustrating markets and venture into largely unexplored territory.A failure...
Decorating Your Home's `Outdoor Room'
CREATING JAPANESE GARDENS By Philip Cave Charles E. Tuttle: Boston, 176 pp., $34.95 (Aurum Press: London).ARCHES AND PERGOLAS By Robert Ditchfield, Canopy Books/Abbeville, 63 pp., $9.95 (Charles Letts $ Co.: London)THE ORNAMENTAL GARDENER: CREATIVE IDEAS...
Distrust, Suspicion Mark Return of Guatemalans as Refugees End Exile in Mexico, Disputes with Government Continue
A FIELD of marijuana flourishes in a jungle clearing. Everyone knows it is here. Nobody wants to deal with it.A feud over eradicating the marijuana has been a major obstacle to the resettling of 2,500 Guatemalan war refugees who returned in January....
Even If Bosnian Serbs Accept Plan, Implementing It Will Be Difficult
WHETHER or not Bosnia-Herzegovina becomes a nation of 10 provinces depends largely on the Bosnian Serbs, who have long argued that geographically scattered ethnic pockets will not work.A formidable mix of outside pressures may force a shift in their...
Events
AID FOR GAZA, WEST BANK PLANNED</P><P>The World Bank is considering a $1 billion aid package to develop the West Bank and Gaza Strip during interim self-government, according to a Palestinian delegate to the multilateral Middle East peace...
Freedom from Nightmares
I HAD been having nightmares every night for two years. It was the same dream over and over--a rehearsal of a very difficult experience in my life. I badly needed relief but felt helpless to prevent the nightmares because they took place while I was...
GOP Wages War at Grass Roots Christian Coalition Uses Its Organizational Muscle to Back Family Issues, While Rival Republican Majority Coalition Wants Issues Such as Abortion, Gay Rights out of Politics
`THERE'S a battle going on for what the Republican Party will be," says former Sen. Warren Rudman (R) of New Hampshire. The fight, he says, is over whether such social issues as abortion and gay rights will form a central part of the Republican message.In...
Inequality in Schools
ON May 1, Texas voters rejected, by almost 2 to 1, a proposition, submitted by the state legislature under pressure from the state Supreme Court. The turnout was very low. If passed, the initiative would have required more equitable distribution of state...
Keep Ban on A-Tests
IN case no one has noticed, from Oct. 2, 1992, to the present, no country has tested nuclear weapons.On that date, President Bush signed a measure that prohibited the United States from testing nuclear devices for nine months, the first time any nuclear...
Mideast Delegations Upbeat, but Palestinians at Home Worry
AS Palestinian and Israeli negotiators tackle core issues at the Washington peace talks, and voice optimism about their progress, some Palestinians watching from back home are less sanguine."It is not useful for the negotiators to create exaggerated...
Mother's Day at the Office
BETWEEN the recent "daughters' day," when school-age daughters joined a parent for a day of role-modeling at the office, and Mother's Day this weekend, I happened on the folder of my mother's papers. We were preparing for a refresher course in parent/child...
Mt. Wilson Scans the Skies Again Observatory's Scopes, with New Technology to Sharpen Focus, Are Taken out of Mothballs
INSIDE the great cathedral dome of the 100-inch Hooker telescope here sits a cane chair illuminated by a floodlight.It is the place where Edwin Hubble, dressed in heavy tweeds of the day, sat many nights in the 1920s and 1930s as he made 20th-century...
Republican Candidates Begin Maneuvers for 1996 Nomination
ONLY about half a year has passed since the last presidential election, but it's not too early for politicians with visions of the White House dancing before their eyes to start thinking about the 1996 race.Two potential candidates - former Vice President...
Roots Reaching Deep into Hungarian Soil
`RE-HARD! Re-hard!"I can still hear the voice of my great-grandmother calling me. Eighty years of life in America wasn't enough to free the hold of the Hungarian language on her tongue. Her r's rolled at length in accordance with her mood, and her i's...
Small, Cheap Cameras Bring a Revolution to TV Journalism
TELEVISION, and especially television news, is set for a revolution.Industry iconoclasts predict that nightly network news will soon be a thing of the past. Big networks will stick to magazine shows such as 60 Minutes and 20/20, they say.Television news...
Somalia Faces Tough Rebuilding Task as UN Takes Over
THE belated international rescue effort in Somalia worked reasonably well. But it may take rival Somali factions another five years to reach the kind of political stability necessary to avoid more war, anarchy, and starvation.That was the assessment...
Sri Lankans Address World's Worst Human Rights Record
TALK about human rights violations in Sri Lanka, and a whole smorgasbord of abuse arises.The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, the separatist guerrilla group, are responsible for countless deaths, including the assassination of former Indian prime minister...
Sri Lanka's Decade of Strife Is a Lesson for Democracies Once Seen as an Island of Paradise, the South Asian Nation Had Literacy, Relative Prosperity, and Free Elections Going for It. Then Politicians Began to Play the Ethnic Card
IMAGINE an island nation with a healthy, literate populace, a Western-style democracy that has functioned for 46 years, a religion advocating nonviolence, and an economy that is one of the third world's most open. Add beaches, palm trees, and a booming...
Sweden Trims Vaunted Safety Net Swedes Agree State Needs to Scale Back Welfare, but It's Hard to Walk Away from Those Legendary Benefits
AT a recent rally outside Sweden's parliament building, protesters opposing billions of dollars worth of planned cuts in Sweden's public spending held up signs with the word "welfare" under a cross.Debate in Sweden is raging over whether the 81 billion...
THE WORLD FROM ...Guatemala City the Countries of Central America Open Their Borders for an Experiment in Free Trade - and Taste the Future
CENTRAL America is planning to throw a block party - of the free trade variety. The region has already received an invitation from Mexico to participate in borderless trade, beginning in 1996. But folks here can't wait.Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras...
To Intervene or Not to Intervene in Bosnia
Secretary of State Warren Christopher has raised four tests for United States military intervention in Bosnia. The US needs to consider Mr. Christopher's views quickly. The issue is whether the US and/or NATO is willing to use air strikes to deter further...
To Intervene or Not to Intervene in Bosnia
Secretary of State Warren Christopher has raised four tests for United States military intervention in Bosnia. The US needs to consider Mr. Christopher's views quickly. The issue is whether the US and/or NATO is willing to use air strikes to deter further...
Two out of France: Words and Picture
TWO stories out of France in recent days - each somewhat unsettling in its way - have nonetheless provided a little relief from some of the heavier items on the news agenda as well as some food for thought.One is the report that the French, long defenders...
UN's Cambodia Dilemma Security Council Must Act against Khmer Rouge Intransigence
THE United Nations plan for a peaceful settlement of the Cambodian civil war is in the countdown phase, but it is also, demonstrably, in serious trouble.As many observers predicted, the Khmer Rouge have actively worked to subvert the plan, while taking...
West Prepares to Enforce UN Peace Plan for Bosnia Thousands of NATO Troops Will Be Deployed If the Cease-Fire Holds. BALKAN PEACEKEEPING
AS the North Atlantic Treaty Organization draws up peacekeeping plans for Bosnia, the United States and its allies appear close to their most extensive deployment of military force since the Gulf war of 1991.The plans may yet prove unnecessary. The self-styled...
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