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 December 29, 1993

Abortion Edict Fuels Concern Activists Scrutinize a Federal Ruling Requiring States to Fund Abortions for Incest, Rape
IS it a mountain or is it a mole hill?Activists on both sides of the abortion debate are sparring over a forthcoming federal directive that affects only a tiny fraction of the abortions performed in this country every year.The directive, expected to...
Antarctica Lab Researches Effects of the Ozone Hole Changes in Plants, Animals Relate to Ozone-Loss Increase Each Spring Series: SCIENCE ON ICE. Part Two of a 2-Part Series. Scientific Studies of Ozone-Hole Effects on Climate and Ecosystems in the South Polar Region Require Rugged Maintenance and Support Systems. First of 4 Articles Appearing Today
AS the spring ozone hole over Antarctica increased in size this year, setting a new record, scientists fiercely debated whether the problem is as serious as it sounds."People seem to have the impression that the ozone hole represents an opening in the...
Antarctic `Kludging' Keeps Wheels Turning Technicians at Palmer Maintain the Station's Equipment with Improvised Parts and Rube Goldberg-Style Machinery Repairs Series: SCIENCE ON ICE. Part 2 of a 2-Part Series. Third of 4 Articles Appearing Today
LONG before recycling became politically correct in the United States and Europe, it was practiced religiously here in Antarctica. Not the bottle-and-can variety, but what Antarctic veterans call "kludging" (pronounced KLOOJ-ING).Almost every day, the...
Argentina Squeezes Its Middle Class Economic Reforms Have Cut Inflation, but at What Cost?
ARGENTINA, lauded as an economic model for South America, may be a success story on paper, but the country's middle class is paying a price.Inflation has dropped from four-digit levels in the late 1980s to 8 percent this year, and Argentina has one of...
Arson Attack Devastates Haitian Slum
* Hours after a mob killed two men in a rare outburst against Haiti's military on Dec. 27, a group of men strode into Cite Soleil carrying grenades, guns, and gasoline.When the men were finished, much of the slum was in flames. At least 200 shanties...
A Scientist Battles with the Bomb James B. Conant First Developed, Then Shunned, Weapons of War
JAMES G. HERSHBERG opens his lengthy biography of James Bryant Conant by saying that it is about a man "who devoted his career to scholarship and who participated in some of the twentieth century's most tumultuous events...." The book, "James B. Conant:...
Bloomingdale's: Bargain Basement to Shopping Mecca
NEXT to baseball, shopping has become the great American pastime. And over the past three decades, Bloomingdale's has helped transform the shopping experience from the everyday to the extraordinary.Bloomingdale's "became to retailing what Barnum & Bailey...
Boost in Business May Mean (Ugh) Statistics Foreign Companies Already Use Numbers to Their Advantage, and Now More US Firms Are Giving It a Try
FADS in quality management come and go in the United States, but Chuck Holland says statistics still provide the most consistent boost to a company's bottom line.Dr. Holland, president and chief executive officer of QualPro, a $15 million consulting...
Britain's Detention of Visiting Jamaicans Spurs Racism Charges London Officials Refuse to Explain Reasons for Interrogation but Say Drugs Were Not a Factor
THE British government is having to defend itself against charges that it is adopting a racist approach to immigration control.It is also embroiled in a diplomatic row with Jamaica over the allegedly unfair treatment by immigration officials of Caribbean...
Cambodian Peace Threatened by Arms Flow as Phnom Penh Tries to Draw Khmer Rouge out of Forest, Arms Are Still Being Shipped In
THE discovery earlier this month of a huge Thai military arsenal of weapons and ammunition apparently meant for a rebel group in Cambodia highlights the continuing military challenge that faces the new, and still unsettled, Cambodian government.It also...
China Halts Hong Kong Talks with Britain after Impasse
CHINA has closed the door on further negotiations with Britain over the political future of Hong Kong.Retaliating against Hong Kong Gov. Chris Patten's introduction of a political reform program earlier this month, China's Hong Kong and Macao Affairs...
Clinton Sidelines Civil Rights
IN 1992, Bill Clinton ran on a platform that pledged to "rebuild and vigorously use machinery for civil rights enforcement." In 1993 he did nothing of the kind.Nearly a year into the Clinton presidency, the top civil rights posts at the Justice Department...
Cotton Farmers Face Big Setback Pakistan's Significant Cotton Crop Losses This Year Are Expected to Harm Not Only the Country's Agriculture Sector, but Also Its Export Economy
PAKISTAN hoped for a bumper cotton crop this year to retain its supremacy as the world's third-largest producer behind China and the United States.Instead, the many farmers who were anticipating a profitable harvest are now faced with unexpected trouble...
Educated Yugoslavs Seek Safe Countries, Better Jobs LEAVING THE CRISIS BEHIND
SITTING in the noisy, smoke-choked cafe of Belgrade University's Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Nenad Jovic rues the hardships of Serbia's hyperinflated economic cataclysm."I came to a masquerade party here, and it cost three German marks {US$l.80}...
European Business Leaders Pick Mexico as Best Investment
* European business leaders gave an edge to Mexico as the NAFTA country offering the best potential for European investment, narrowly ahead of the the United States (37 percent to 35 percent), according to a recent UPS Europe Business Monitor.The survey,...
How We Got There the Long Trip to Antarctica Is an Adventure Itself Series: SCIENCE ON ICE. Part 2 of a 2-Part Series. Second of 4 Articles Appearing Today
`YOU'RE going to Antarctica." The words sent a tingle up my spine. The prospect seemed a bit like being sent to the moon.The excitement comes not just from the exotic destination; it's the process of getting there that's thrilling.Monitor staff photographer...
Israeli Death Squads amid Mideast Talks Escalating Violence in Territories Isn't Incidental but a Direct Result of the Vague Oslo Agreement
ON Tuesday, Dec. 7, I learned from reading the New York Times that my cousin Abdul-Rhaman Yusif Aruri had been assassinated by an Israeli death squad. Subsequent reports by Agence France Presse and from people back home conveyed a gruesome picture. The...
Knowing What Is Ours
ENVY over a neighbor's prosperity or a colleague's advancement can lead to bitterness. Even nations can go to war over jealousy-- triggered, perhaps, by the richness of another country's mineral resources or the fertility of the land. Indulging...
Minister Says US Has Overlooked Brazil's Democratic Progress
EAGER to shed its old image as one of the world's biggest debtors led by a corrupt regime, Brazil is promoting itself as a vibrant country undergoing rapid democratization and economic reforms.Chief among its goals is improved relations with the United...
Multiple Factors Affect Media in Hungary
Regarding the article "Hungarians Protest State's Crackdown on Broadcast Media," Nov. 15: Some United States papers and even US foreign policy directives at times are suffering from a lack of understanding when it comes to Central and Eastern Europe.There...
PC Network Fosters Personal Publishing
WHEN alchemist Pi Sheng mixed glue and clay together in 11th-century China, he probably didn't have my press card in mind. Nevertheless, his goo, baked and stuck onto an iron plate, created the world's first movable type. When Johann Gutenberg improved...
Peaceful Wishes from Northern Ireland
THE words "peace on Earth, goodwill to men" linger on from the Christmas season to the new year and beyond. A few days ago, my wife and I held our annual holiday get-together at our home in North Belfast, where all kinds of friends (Protestants, Roman...
Quebec and Ontario End Trade War with Pact to Drop Barriers
FREE trade is developing between Canada, the United States, and Mexico; the latest General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade deal should reduce world protectionism; but solid trade barriers still exist between Canada's provinces.There are more than 500...
Real Estate Adviser Sees Pickup in US Suburban Property Values
FOUR years ago, no one was interested in buying office buildings in northern New Jersey. Today, sophisticated investors are looking hard at the Garden State's suburbs."Suburban New Jersey is high on my list," says Peter Linneman, director of the University...
The Cairenes Aren't Impressed Egypt Is Hosting Israeli-Palestinian Talks, but the People Want an End to Violence and Poverty
THE world has focused in on Cairo as the venue for the latest attempt to break the deadlock between Israelis and Palestinians over the future of autonomy for the Gaza Strip and the West Bank city of Jericho, but few Egyptians are interested in the historic...
The Genetic `Genie' Series: MORAL ISSUES of Our Times. Part 4 of an Occasional Series
AS scientists chalked out equations and conducted experiments in their study of the atom during the first half of this century, they saw that under the right conditions, vast amounts of energy could be tapped, even harnessed. But they also saw that uncontrolled,...
Treaty Supports International Cooperation Series: SCIENCE ON ICE. Part 2 of a 2-Part Series. Fourth of 4 Articles Appearing Today
ONE of the world's least-known and most-successful East-West treaties was negotiated and ratified in the middle of the cold war. The Antarctic Treaty reserved the continent for "peaceful purposes" and "scientific investigation."In 1961, 12 nations gathered...
US Health Costs Are Dropping - before `the Plan' but the Marketplace Is Losing Ground on a Key Goal of Clinton Proposal: Universal Coverage
SOME of the transformations that the Clinton administration wants to take the health-care system through show signs of occurring anyway.The runaway escalation of medical costs that is driving the push for political action is slowing down substantially,...
US Policy toward Cuba Shows Signs of Change White House Maintains Embargo but Still Moves to Improve Relations
THERE are some quiet signs that after 35 years of hostility a fresh United States approach to Cuba has been started. But the Clinton administration publicly vows to maintain the embargo on Cuba despite calls on Christmas Day in Havana by the Rev. Jesse...
Usually Feisty Greece Lowers Its Voice as It Assumes EU's Top Post
ARE the sirens of nationalism losing their grip on Greece?Ever since the disintegration of the former Yugoslavia, Greece has offered loud displays of nationalist fervor and flirtations with a paranoid isolationism that risked further destabilizing the...

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