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 24, 1994

Abduction of Women, Children Rises in China Kidnappings Seen as Consequence of Economic and Social Reform; Police Complicity Suspected
UNTIL early last year, Gong Hao was just another pampered only child in China.Then, on the morning of Feb. 25, on his way to school, the roly-poly 12-year-old was grabbed by a man asking directions, bundled into a waiting taxi, blindfolded, and hustled...
A Southern Welcome for the Bard Alabama Shakespeare Festival Brings Old and New Works to the Stage
FEW individuals have changed the face of a city the way businessman Winton Blount changed the face of Montgomery, Ala.Mr. Blount donated a $21.5-million performing arts complex to the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, converting a summertime festival (which...
Bosnian Serbs Renege, Delay Goradze Rollback
BOSNIAN Serb forces backed away from an agreement to withdraw from a NATO-imposed exclusion zone around the United Nations "safe haven" of Gorazde and strengthened their positions nearby, a UN official said yesterday.The Bosnian Serb army had pledged...
Bringing Water to Arizona Desert Proves Costly for Tucson Residents Voters Approve Bond to Solve Corrosion from Colorado River Water
SEVEN months after complaints of brown, smelly water, burst pipes, broken appliances, ruined carpets, and dead plants forced the city to take thousands of customers off of Central Arizona Project (CAP) water, Tucson voters have approved a $114.5 million...
College Students Retry Supreme Court Case
FROM the "all rise," to the black robes of the justices, to the lights that indicated when the time allotted for argument was about to run out, this could have been the Supreme Court of the United States.In fact it was an imitation of the nation's highest...
Croatia to Revive Currency Used in Ustashe Period Jews and Serbs Angered by Decision, Which Could Jeopardize Country's Fragile Peace Talks
AS negotiations between Serbs and Croats appear to be moving in a positive direction, Croatian President Franjo Tudjman has decided to make a political move that may derail the peace process.On May 30, Croatian Statehood Day, Mr. Tudjman will revive...
Driving on Ice
DURING a late meeting the snow falling outside distracted me from the speaker. My friends warned me that it looked like a real white-knuckle commute. When I began my drive home, the roads were white, and tiny icy balls of sleet pelleted my...
Events
HAITIANS SKEPTICAL ON NEW SANCTIONS As the international community's fourth embargo on Haiti in three years went into force Sunday, many residents expressed skepticism over what they saw as another futile attempt to drive the nation's military leaders...
Flexibility, Adventure Are Key to Making It out on Your Own
IN 1981, after Peter Brown decided to step off the corporate ladder and try to make it on his own as an independent consultant, he called a general manager at Honeywell Inc. whom he had worked with in the past. Mr. Brown told this contact that he wanted...
In Search of `the King' Behind the Kitsch
FOUR years have passd since I made a pilgrimage to Graceland. I was a junior in college and it was spring break, a time for doing something different. The idea of a pilgrimage to the home of Elvis Presley - a mecca of American hype - seemed like an experiment...
Know-Your-Customer Proves Good Business
CXUSTOMERS dread dickering, a Florida car dealer realized. So he fired his sales force, leaving only managers. A month later, sales had doubled.That anecdote captures the essence of "The Streetcorner Strategy for Winning Local Markets" by Robert Hall....
Macedonia and Greek Nationhood
The opinion-page article "Macedonia: Europe's Finger in the Dike," May 9, includes glaring distortions of truth, factual errors, and historical inaccuracies.The piece unquestioningly rehashes the propaganda of the extremist elements of Former Yugoslav...
Mile Runs Hit the Road across America; Why a .475 Hitter Isn't on All-Star Ballot
RUNNER'S World magazine reports that the new wave in distance-running events is a road mile contested on city streets, not on a track. The races aren't as popular as marathons, but their numbers are increasing across the United States.The granddaddy...
Naipaul's Analysis of Lives in Transition
WORKING from the uncorrected "galleys" distributed prior to a book's official publication, reviewers sometimes catch a glimpse of last-minute changes.In my galley of V.S. Naipaul's "A Way in the World," the phrase "A Novel" is taped over the previous...
No-Knock Entries by Police Take Their Toll on Innocent
WHILE Congress debates exactly how much to increase the power of law enforcement officials in the crime bill it is considering, little attention is being paid to the abuses already occurring at the hands of zealous, unrestrained government agents.People's...
Off and Away with the Masked Man
THE lights in the big arena dimmed to black. Several thousand children eating Cracker Jack and cotton candy suddenly stopped munching. The stillness was enough to hear a hundred Captain Marvel decoder watches ticking.Normally, children and so-called...
Public Housing Searches Ignore the Constitution
IN 1760, the British government began a crackdown on illegal imports by American colonists. British customs officers, without judicial warrants or probable cause, searched homes and businesses looking for trade violations. A group of Boston merchants...
Round 2 - E. Jerusalem
THE rhetorical fireworks involving PLO leader Yasser Arafat and Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin of Israel are not a serious crisis, nor should either side make them one. Rather, Mr. Rabin's stern statements after Mr. Arafat used two controversial words...
`Secret Deal' Tests South Africa's New Government
SOUTH Africa's fledgling government of national unity is facing its first major test over disclosures that former President Frederik de Klerk ceded territory to King Goodwill Zwelithini, the Zulu monarch, on the eve of the country's all-race election.Mr....
`Seekers,' Not `Slackers'
PRESIDENT Clinton used his bully pulpit to good effect last Friday when he spoke to college students at the University of California at Los Angeles.The media have made much of today's young adults, the so-called Generation X, as "slackers" who are unable...
The Battle for Fish and Survival along the Yukon the Failure of Chum Salmon to Run in Alaskan Waters Last Fall Pitted Indian Subsistence Fishermen against the Government
EARLY in November of 1993, Art Henry of Beaver, Alaska, stepped from his log cabin into the frigid Arctic dusk and plodded quietly through the snow-covered yard where his sled dogs lay chained. Somberly, Mr. Henry examined his 35 dogs and wondered what...
The Heat in That White House Kitchen
DAN QUAYLE possesses a sly wit no one seems to notice. He had everyone laughing at a Monitor breakfast recently, quipping, "I noticed that Clinton said the other day he thought he was the most attacked person in history."Quayle took some liberty with...
Theme Parks Gear Up for Summer of Fantasies
EN route to the latest head-over-heels, zero-gravity thrill coaster here - "Batman: The Ride" - visitors to Six Flags Magic Mountain stroll through six acres of so-called "brand name" fantasy scenery: Bruce Wayne/Gotham City Park, Joker Juices (a cafe),...
Tomorrow's Adults Have Mixed Views on Electric Cars
LIKE most of us, the high school seniors in Father Tom Whelan's classes at St. Mary's School in southern Oregon have mixed feelings about the environment.They can believe that "humans should be humbled by nature," as one wrote recently, that "we cannot...
US Plan for Homeless Hits against `Fatigue' BEYOND SHELTERS
ACKNOWLEDGING the complexity of problems among homeless people, the Clinton administration has proposed a $1.7 billion solution aimed at cutting the number of homeless by one-third.With a "continuum of care" approach, the administration wants to meet...
Uzbekistan Cracks Down on Human Rights Activists President Stresses Need for State Control, but Critics See Arrests as Effort to Eliminate Opposition before Election
THE Uzbek government's arrest of a political activist in neighboring Kazakhstan on the eve of a human rights conference in the Kazakh capital has raised concerns that Uzbek security forces may be stepping up activities outside their borders.Vasiliya...
Venezuela's Ex-President Awaits Trial in Prison
EL Junquito has never had a live-in president.But the Caracas minimum-security prison is now home to former Venezuelan President Carlos Andres Perez.Not only is the incarceration of Mr. Perez unprecedented in Venezuela, it is virtually unheard of in...
West Hesitates on Palestinian Aid Although Self-Rule Is in Place in Gaza and Jericho, Arafat Fails to Provide Structure for Development
WITH the money now flowing to a Palestinian economic development fund, international donors are worried about the management and the channeling of the aid.They fear that infighting among Palestinians, who began self-rule over the Gaza Strip and the West...
Worth Noting on TV
* WEDNESDAY</P><P>Gangsta Rap: an MTV News Special Report (MTV, 10-10:30 p.m.): The music-video channel is turning an analytical eye on today's most controversial form of pop music. Young people from a variety of social backgrounds explain...
Young Women Exercise Options Participation Rate in Labor Force Levels off as More Women Choose to Stay at Home
ARE modest interest rates driving a major lifestyle change for Americans or just allowing some women to spend more time at home? Economists are debating what might be called, "The case of the missing 20- to-24-year-old women."Richard Hokenson, chief...
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