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 January 6, 1993

Aboriginal Families Get Their Land but Australian Federal Officials Say States Have Lagged in Resolving Title Claims
AT the Kurraya outstation, outside the small town of Tennant Creek, 100 or so Warumungu women are waiting for the government to hand over their land.Sitting under a plastic canopy on a 100-degree day, they sing as the men take visitors off to show them...
An Anatomy of Humor
FOR those of us who are not, except inadvertently, funny, humor can be a serious matter. But at least we can take a moment with the new year to acknowledge the role of comedy in public life.The Queen of England summed up 1992 as a royal fiasco - her...
`Animated Tales' of Shakespeare Welsh and Russian Animators Appeal to Kids (and Adults) with TV Adaptations of His Plays
MACBETH as a mouse? Prospero as a duck? The mind boggles slightly at the thought of animated Shakespeare. Most of the classics the Disney studio has made its own started life as children's books somewhat less complex, arguably less sacrosanct, than the...
A Somali Clan Leader Clings to His Guns
Disarmament of rival militias is the key to peace in Somalia, according to most political and military leaders gathered for talks here.But one key military commander, Gen. Mohamed Farah Aideed, objects to the disarmament of his troops. And his view makes...
Books in Brief
THE FAILURE OF ILLIBERALISM: ESSAYS ON THE POLITICAL CULTURE OF MODERN GERMANY, by Fritz Stern (Columbia University Press, 244 pp., $39.50 cloth, $14.50 paper). Historian Fritz Stern has been considering various facets of "the German question" for decades....
British Leaders Assess Costs of Welfare State Labour Party Begins Sweeping Reassessment of Social Policy in a Bid to Regain Public Confidence, as Conservatives Push New `Enterprise Culture'
AFTER 13 years in continuous opposition, Britain's Labour Party has decided to take a hard look in the mirror and ask a series of searching questions about its own political doctrines.A newly appointed commission on social justice will spend the next...
California Governor Wilson Tries to End a Losing Streak
AS he steps to the podium Jan. 6 for his third annual state-of-the-state address, California Gov. Pete Wilson (R) is in the fight of his political life.Halfway through his term as chief executive of the nation's most-populous state, he carries the lowest...
Citizens and `Right-Size' Nations
A NEW Year that has begun with both the breakup of Czechoslovakia into two separate republics on the one hand and the deepening integration of the European Community on the other provokes a certain amount of thought about what we might call the "right-sizing"...
Clinton Tax Bonanza May Not Be So Big
PRESIDENT-elect Clinton's campaign platform called for raising about $83 billion over the next four years from the richest 2 percent of Americans to help lower the deficit."I don't think he can get as much revenue as he hopes," says Daniel Feenberg,...
Democracy in Kenya
BRISTLING over the singular failure to defeat President Daniel arap Moi, Kenya's main opposition leaders seem to have missed the fact that something significant has happened in their country.Despite evidence of election rigging Dec. 29 in the country's...
Dressed in Her Korean Heritage
IT was a steamy afternoon in Seoul more than 10 years ago when my aunt took me to the huge warehouse crammed with fabric vendors. She had decided to have a traditional Korean dress, or hanbok, made for me, and while I had been pleased by the idea at...
Economic Progress Is Slow in World Bank `Showcase' GHANA: AFRICAN MODEL?
FARMER Ossei Dwomoh and his wife, Victoria, may be just the ones to watch to see whether reform strategies carried out in Africa really work.While living standards are sliding in most African countries, life is gradually improving for the Dwomoh family...
EL PASO Environmental Toll of the Maquilas
ON a hot August day in 1873, El Paso's 800 citizens elected saloon operator Ben Dowell to be their first mayor. Ordinance No. 1, his first official act, outlawed bathing in the irrigation ditch that supplied the desert town's drinking water.Fast forward...
Events
MAJOR OIL SPILL IN SHETLAND ISLANDS</P><P>The stricken Liberian-registered tanker Braer, full of Norwegian oil, ran aground in a storm Jan. 5 and began pouring oil onto the coast of northern Scotland's Shetland Islands. A Greenpeace spokesman...
Friendship
ONE of life's shining moments must be meeting someone who becomes our friend. We feel gratitude for having shared friendship's precious legacy of trust and love with another whose thought was matched so perfectly to ours.Such deep friendships leave no...
German Leader's Political Memoirs
IT'S fitting that the political memoirs of Willy Brandt - Nobel Peace Prize winner; founder of Ostpolitik; former German chancellor, foreign minister, and mayor of Berlin when the Wall went up - be published in English in the year of his death.Brandt...
Ghana's Strongman Dons Civilian Mantle Rawlings, a Controversial Populist, Takes Office Following Elections Marred by Fraud and Boycotts. GHANA: AFRICAN MODEL?
THE election of Jerry Rawlings, the former flight lieutenant and military strongman of Ghana, as civilian president has many debating whether democracy was reinforced or merely subsumed by a powerful dictator.Mr. Rawlings, who was elected Nov. 3 in a...
Improved Economic Growth Predicted for Canada in 1993 CANADA LOOKS AHEAD
IT was not a year Canadian business will remember fondly.For at least part of 1992, the economy was in recession, real estate values plunged, and the stock market plummeted.And the Canadian economy for 1993? Many economists are predicting growth as high...
Japan's Antinuclear Activists Look to Clinton-Gore Team
AMONG the few hundred Japanese who protested against the Jan. 5 arrival of a ship carrying highly toxic plutonium, one name could be heard on many lips: Al Gore.The incoming United States vice president is seen by many activists as a stronger force against...
Juarez's Air Pollution Is El Paso's Problem
FROM his home outside Ciudad Juarez, Martin Guzman drives downtown every day to Ferreteria El Porton, the hardware store he owns next to his brother's autobody shop and his sister's dental practice. "Pollution starts on the edge of the city," he says.Air...
Laptops Will Change Office and Classroom
WHEN I visited the University of Michigan's large graduate library in Ann Arbor, Mich., two months ago, I learned two things. Portable computers are still rare on campus. Undoing velcro tabs on a computer bag is noisy.My laptop didn't draw as many stares...
Mexicans and NAFTA
IT seems as if just about every other article written by a Mexican columnist these days touches upon the future of Mexico as it will be affected by the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). They all appear to be written by thirty-something economic...
Ottawa Gets First Woman Defense Minister CANADA LOOKS AHEAD
CANADIAN Prime Minister Brian Mulroney appointed Canada's first female defense minister Jan. 4 in his first major Cabinet shuffle since April 1991.Kim Campbell, the minister of justice and rising star of the Progressive Conservative Party, was handed...
Panel of Congress Criticizes Deal with Bomb Plant $18.5 Million Settlement Is Called Too Lenient
AT the time, the United States Justice Department presented it as a major victory. Last spring, after a five-year government investigation, Rockwell International pleaded guilty to mishandling toxic wastes at the Rocky Flats plant near Denver that it...
Peace and Progress in El Salvador
EL SALVADOR'S attempt to replace 12 years of civil war with lasting reconciliation retains its momentum despite lingering disagreements. So far, it has provided a heartening example of how a nation at the point of self-destruction can reverse course...
Quick Approval Could Greet Clinton Cabinet Most Choices Appear to Be Shoo-Ins, with Clouds Hovering over Only a Few Nominees
THE United States Senate, dominated by Democrats, is expected to warmly embrace President-elect Clinton's Cabinet choices in a rapid series of confirmation hearings that get under way Jan. 6.Insiders predict a sunny reception on Capitol Hill, especially...
Securities Firms Dub 1992 Dandy
THE United States securities industry turned out to be one of the big winners in 1992, along with President-elect Clinton, the Toronto Blue Jays, and Walt Disney's "Aladdin." But the industry will have to pull many genies out of its office jars to repeat...
Skating between Carefree and Cautious
SEVERAL years ago I took my children ice skating for the first time on a small, temporary rink installed in the middle of downtown Portland, Ore. My daughter, Hallie, was just two - old enough to walk and run, but too young to sense even the most blatant...
The UN's Dilemma
THE United Nations is doing more than it ever has before to make and keep peace in the world, but it's not doing enough to please many of the people directly affected by conflict. This was shown by the reception given Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali...
THE WORLD FROM.Washington World Bank Report Says Romanians Waste Energy, Greeks Eat a Lot, the Swiss Are Rich, and Africans Aren't
THE map of the world's wealth and health has shown some tectonic shifts in the past decade or so.While the United States slowly moves further from the top of the world's highest-income countries, the developing world is dividing into two groups. One...
UN Envoy Seeks to Break Impasse over Israel's Expulsion of Muslims
AS a new United Nations envoy prepares to visit Israel to try to resolve the impasse over 415 Palestinian deportees, the government here has welcomed the UN initiative as an opportunity to get off the hook of international condemnation.Chinmaya Gharekhan,...
Violence versus Understanding in the Mideast
VIOLENCE has derailed the Middle East peace process once again. The kidnapping and murder of Nissim Toledano, an Israeli border policeman, and the killing of four other soldiers during a five-day period were the work of Hamas, an Islamic fundamentalist...

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