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 18, 1994

Absence of Gravity Weighs Down Future of Long-Term Spaceflight
FOR Marsha Ivins, adapting to life on the latest space shuttle mission has been "a great face lift." She says she felt "all sorts of things happening the first few days," including a shift of body fluids to her head, which puffed up her face, and a sense...
Alcoa's Pollution Solution: Buy the Road and Move It Aluminum Company Expects to Avoid $35 Million in Scrubber Costs
ALUMINUM Company of America (Alcoa) had a problem. Its smelter south of Rockdale, Texas, was belching emissions over a nearby public road and the Environmental Protection Agency said it had to stop. To cut the emissions to an acceptable level with pollution-control...
`A New Way Home'
A HOME of one's own remains a quintessential American dream. Yet for millions of families, this dream never becomes a reality. A lifetime of rent payments produces only a stack of canceled checks - never equity or the security of ownership.Now the Federal...
As More Seniors Thrive over 85, Their Needs Take a Spotlight
A VIGOROUS George Alexander is on the crest of a new wave in America.He and almost 5 million other Americans, all 85 and older, now make up the fastest growing percentage of all older Americans.By 2020, the wave of 85ers will increase to almost 8 million,...
Big Names Set Tone for GOP in Key Sunbelt Race for Governor
OVER deviled eggs and tuna, Phil Ardizzone listened as Jeb Bush (R), a candidate for governor and son of the former president, outlined his plans for the state at a retirement center here. Tall, earnest, beetle-browed, Mr. Bush pitched a tough package...
California to Vote on Bonds for Quake Costs Borrowing Plan Comes on Top of $5 Billion Budget Deficit, $20 Billion Anticrime Bill
CAUGHT between earthquake rubble and soaring fix-it bills, recession-mired California has decided to borrow against its future.With quake damages to pay and a fragile economy that election-year politicians say can't bear so much as the hint of a tax...
Cash Still Popular, but ATM Cards Pick Up Pace as Form of Payment
AS convenience impels more consumers to use automatic-teller-machine (ATM) cards to make purchases, some businesses are savoring the prospect of saving bucks in the process.Besides cutting back on time for company and customer alike, the ATM cards, or...
Chinese Leaders Worry Inflation May Fuel Unrest
SOARING inflation in China is hitting urban residents in the pocketbook and thus making government leaders jittery.In recent weeks, Beijing's ruling communists have openly expressed concern that economic reforms and their accompanying price increases...
Clinton Team Not Helpful to Press, Says a Reporters Committee Study Critics Charge Bad Ties with Media Hark Back to President's Campaign
WHEN Princess Diana toured the National Gallery of Art recently, tourists snapped photos and followed her freely through the museum. But when reporters arrived, guards hustled them away.Why treat the press differently? Media analysts who looked into...
Czech Pursuit of Nuclear Power Combines US, Soviet Technology Prague Argues Need to Replace Old, Dirty Utilities; Activists See Potential for Chernobyl-Style Disaster
THE Czech Republic's push to complete a new type of nuclear plant is generating concerns of a Chernobyl-type accident among environmental groups and neighboring nations.Located in Temelin, about 60 miles south of Prague and 35 miles north of the Austrian...
Dance Theater of Harlem Celebrates Its 25th Year Preserving Ballets
A QUARTER century ago, a talented dancer planted his dream in Harlem where it blossomed into a vibrant ballet company. Arthur Mitchell's Dance Theater of Harlem (DTH) has become one of the performing arts' most welcomed treasures. It celebrates its 25th...
Desegregation Falters
THE United States Supreme Court's landmark 1954 decision outlawing "separate but equal" public education for white and nonwhite American children has wrought significant change - but not enough.Much integration of US public schools has taken place. But...
Disney Aims to Revitalize 42nd Street the Company Banks on Snow White to Disarm Sleaze in Times Square
MICKEY and Minnie and their gang could elbow out the remaining pornography theaters and shady storefronts on New York's 42nd Street.The Walt Disney Co. is coming to 42nd Street to restore a decayed theater and bring live family entertainment to the thoroughfare.At...
Do Academy Choices Signal Trend toward Seriousness?
HAVE the Academy Awards gone serious on us?As a longtime skeptic who thinks the Oscar race has more to do with publicity and popularity than with art or even heart, I'm not a smidgen surprised to see a slam-bang hit like "The Fugitive" among the nominees...
Economists Benefit from Cold War's End
THE emergence from communism of eastern Europe and the nations that made up the former Soviet Union has created a challenging growth business for economists.Hundreds - if not a thousand or more - economists in the United States have taken up the study...
Events
SARAJEVO OPENED TO CIVILIAN TRAVEL Serbs and Muslims signed an agreement yesterday to open roads to civilian traffic in and out of Sarajevo, effectively ending the 23-month siege of the capital. The deal, signed at Sarajevo airport under UN supervision,...
Hop, Step, and Jump to Olympic Gold
FRIENDS tell me there have been some snide remarks about my failure to compete in the Winter Olympic Games this time. There are two reasons. I didn't want some envious competitor to knock my block off, and it's been so cold here in Maine I had to stay...
Israeli General Tries to Reassure Jewish Settlers in Hebron
THE first Israeli government official to visit Jewish settlers in Hebron since the massacre there three weeks ago lent a sympathetic ear to their complaints on Thursday, and promised to step up Army protection for them against revenge attacks.Deputy...
King of Improv Rides Wave of Success Robin Williams's Quick Mind and Fast Mouth Help Make `Mrs. Doubtfire' a Box-Office Hit
ROBIN WILLIAMS is outrageously funny, the king of improv, the emperor of free-wheeling comic riffs. You can be talking with him and suddenly he's out there somewhere, talking to you like a Russian ballet master, or a Brooklyn mechanic, or an English...
Lawyers by Any Other Name
The article "Do Too Many Lawyers Spoil the Economy," Feb. 15, from the "Business Goes to Court" series, omits an important consideration in the analysis of whether the United States has too many lawyers. The legal systems of the countries mentioned in...
Love Never Fails
FEAR of failure can be devastating. When failure looms, it threatens to silence our hopes and dreams completely. Faced with the apparent intractability of our shortcomings, we may feel frustrated, hurt, inadequate, ashamed, or even worthless. But...
Manufacturers Get a Helping Hand
THE United States Senate voted on Wednesday to approve the National Competitiveness Act, a $1.9 billion government program designed to help small and mid-sized manufacturers produce high-technology products.Clinton administration officials heaved a sigh...
Modern Violin Crafters Make Mark Luthiers Work to Overturn Idea That the Quality of Antique Violins Can Never Be Equaled
SINCE the 18th century, concert violinists have braced their chins with instruments by Antonio Stradivari. While the sound quality of these "golden age" fiddles might be nonpareil, there's a problem: They're not getting any younger.Four years ago, Michigan...
Mushers' Race Dogged by Protest Sophistication and Animal-Rights Critics Have Sidelined Iditarod Traditions - and Sponsors
MARTIN BUSER crossed the Front Street finish line to claim his second victory in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Tuesday night, touching off celebrations in the former gold rush town of Nome.Buser, who finished the world's most famous sled-dog race...
PLO Demands Actions in Hebron Arafat Refuses Return to Talks Unless Israel First Defuses Tensions in Historic Town
THREE weeks after the massacre of 30 Palestinian worshipers in a mosque in Hebron, ensuring the security of Palestinians in that historic town has become the major prerequisite for resumption of Israeli-Palestinian talks on Palestinian autonomy. Implementation...
Point Man on Whitewater Affair Welcomes Attacks on His Record
ONE of the mistakes the White House and its allies made in handling the Whitewater brouhaha, says Sen. Alfonse D'Amato (R) of New York, is to turn the attack on his own ethics."If anything gives me zeal, it's the way {Democratic Party Chairman David}...
Prodded by Conflict and Economic Woes, E. Europeans Unite
DESPITE uncertainties and much hesitation, the former communist states of East and Central Europe are beginning to cooperate among themselves in ways denied under Soviet tutelage.The so-called fraternal alliance that tied them in the postwar period had...
Public Balks at Wire-Tapping Legislation FBI Would Turn Data Superhighway into a Huge Surveillance Network, Critics Argue
IT is a high-tech twist on an old American dilemma. How does a free society balance the individual's right to privacy with the police's need to snoop?For a year, the debate has raged over Clipper, a computer chip that scrambles telephone calls but allows...
Reporters in Their Own Whitewater World
Regarding the article "Eddies of Whitewater Threaten to Drag Down Clinton's Agenda," March 14: Whitewater is really not the topic of conversation among the people whom I hear talking to each other during lunch hour, on the bus, or visiting in grocery...
Salvadorans Ambivalent toward Historic Poll First Free Election in 12 Years Marks Culmination of Peace Pact, but a Violent Campaign Raises Doubts That the Civil War Is Really Over
CROONING on the back of a battered, parked pickup truck, David Rodriguez, known as "El Padre," tries to lure residents of this poor neighborhood from their cool cinder-block homes to a mini rally in the blistering sun.The former priest and Farabundo...
Seasoned Sailboat Racer Recalls A Somersault in the Southern Sea
THE last time Steve Pettengill sailed in the Southern Ocean, he was upside down.Actually, Mr. Pettengill was right side up - but the boat was upside down, flipped over by a giant rogue wave 300 miles off the coast of Chile.An hour later, when another...
Solo Magellans Take on the World Round-the-Planet Sailboat Race Requires Lots of Courage - and a Laptop Computer
MARK SCHRADER, the race director of yachting's BOC Challenge, says he doesn't believe the singlehanded around-the-world race belongs in any boating event's wake.As a result, he's been popping into newsrooms across the United States and even overseas...
The Experiences of a Forgotten Generation
MY contemporaries and I have been dubbed "Generation X" - a group of "twenty somethings" living in the long shadow of the baby boomers. We missed the social upheaval of the late 1960s and '70s, and seem to be picking up the pieces of the fast-paced '80s.But...
The Nasty Side of Global Market Investing Whether or Not Market Interdependence Continues, Price Volatility Is Here to Stay
THIS year is beginning to border on a nightmare for international money managers. Dozens of them, armed with "hedge funds," have lost hundreds of millions of dollars in a matter of hours in markets at one end of the world or another.Country after country...
The Truth of the Egg and the Equinox
The 1994 vernal equinox will occur at 3:28 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Sunday, March 20. On this first day of spring, night and day will be of equal length - 12 hours - everywhere in the world. But to astronomers, the equinox is a point in space rather...
UN's Cairo Conference to Face the Social Costs of Population Liberal Immigration Laws, Foreign Aid Could Send Wrong Message on Population, Environmentalists Now Say
AS the world gears up for a once-a-decade United Nations conference on population in Cairo this September, activists in the United States are focusing on the issue as key to protecting the environment.National environmental organizations, such as the...
US Sees Few Options Left in Its N. Korea Diplomacy
UNITED States officials are concerned over the shortage of options available if the Clinton administration concludes that North Korea, as is suspected, is embarked on a nuclear weapons program. The preferred US option is to persuade the United Nations...
US Voters Did Not Intend White House Bungling Abroad
WHILE the Whitewater scandal is grabbing headlines these days, it remains to be seen how it will play out and how much it will damage the president.Unfortunately, in another, far different area of activity - conduct of US foreign policy - the Clinton...
With Bosnia Peace Pact in Pocket, Croatia Taunts Rebel Serbs at Home Reviving Krajina Conflict Could Undermine US-Russia Initiative
EMBOLDENED by its new ties with Washington and the Muslim-Croat reconciliation in Bosnia, Croatia has resumed small, but highly provocative military incursions into its rebel Serb-held Krajina region, United Nations officials here say.The officials express...
Worth Noting on TV
* SATURDAY</P><P>NCAA basketball championships (CBS, noon to 9 p.m., EST): Regional telecasts of second-round games on the road to college basketball's Final Four - the four teams that will play in the NCAA semifinals (check local listings...
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