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 28, 1993

A Group with All the Right Notes
EVER dream of singing and dancing on stage - not when you grow up, but right now? Kids all over the country find a few such opportunities in schools or in community theater. But in Denver, kids as young as second graders can audition for the Colorado...
A Lifetime Fighting Racism
ON New Year's Day in New Orleans, the University of Alabama defeated the University of Miami to win the college football championship. For most Americans, it was unremarkable that these teams from the deep South were heavy with black as well as white...
A Lot to Learn about Music
THE kids of the Colorado Children's Chorale learn all kinds of things during the time they spend in the choirs."We always have to sit up and sit on the front of our chairs," says Tyler, a seventh-grader who has been with the Chorale since the second...
Baird's Hiring of Illegal Aliens Spotlights Nationwide Violations
ZOE BAIRD, the erstwhile nominee for attorney general, caught heavy flak for hiring two illegal aliens as domestic servants. But hundreds of thousands of United States residents are equally guilty.Specialists on immigration say an estimated 2 million...
Bosnian Muslims Turn to Kuwait for Money, Arms A Network of Arab Contacts from Afghan War Works to Find Support for Muslim Brethren
WHILE Western governments debate whether or not to support Bosnian Muslims under Serbian attack, religious groups in the oil-rich Persian Gulf are openly raising funds for Bosnian fighters.With public support for the Bosnians running high in the region,...
Breakfast at Leisure: A Vanishing Meal
AT 7 a.m. on a winter Monday, as sleepy commuters begin another week, the scene on the road gets comical. During the 11 miles, 20 stoplights, and 25 minutes of my commute, I count four drivers drinking from spill-proof thermal mugs and one eating a Danish...
Cabinet Status for Environment
TRANSFORMING the United States Environmental Protection Agency into a Cabinet department is an idea that seems close to becoming a reality. In the past two years, supporters of EPA Cabinet status have won passage in their respective chambers of bills...
Clinton's Challenge in Helping Haiti
EVEN President Clinton cannot easily craft a winning policy in Haiti. His attempt to reconcile the irreconcilable was noble, but it only bought time.The ruling Haitian military junta agreed before Inauguration Day to cooperate with Mr. Clinton and the...
Democracy at Home
SOUNDS antiquated, but the spread of democracy is the post-cold-war's hope and need. So far, however, the democracy many thought would fill the gap left by communism has not come. Nor is it clear, as American statesman and sage George Kennan now writes,...
Domestic Opposition Leads Russia to Take Assertive UN Stance
DOMESTIC political concerns are diminishing Russia's ability to continue close cooperation with the West in United Nations actions against Yugoslavia and Iraq.Russia up to now has generally followed the United States lead in the implementation of UN...
Egypt and the US Stance on Iraq
IF Saddam lost the confidence of the Arab people by invading Kuwait, by attacking Iraq again, America is now consuming the last drops of the political gain that came with the liberation of Kuwait," writes Salama Ahamed Salama, the managing editor of...
Events
ISRAEL, PLO ARE DEEPENING CONTACTS</P><P>Israeli member of parliament Yael Dayan is expected in Tunis today for a meeting with PLO chairman Yasser Arafat. Ms. Dayan, a Labor Party member and the daughter of the late Moshe Dayan, will be...
FBI Reaches Racial-Bias Settlement with Its Black Agents
MORE than 100 black Federal Bureau of Investigation agents will get promotions, transfers, or new training opportunities under a proposed agreement for ending racial discrimination within the law enforcement agency.Acknowledging what Acting Attorney...
Flash: Businessman Rescues N.Y. Post - at Least for Now
NEW YORK residents are once again witnessing a cliff-hanger drama to rescue one of their four daily newspapers from bankruptcy.Just a few weeks ago, the paper at risk was the Daily News. The News was saved - for the moment at least - through a takeover...
German Leadership in Trouble over Economic Pact
FOR German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, it has been largely downhill since reunification.This winter, he is in trouble again, getting very little cooperation for his "solidarity pact" - an enormous cost-cutting effort involving the federal government, the...
Good Information
HELPFUL information, accurate information, necessary information--how do we get it? Of course, there's no shortage of information in this day and age. It's seeping through the cracks and flowing over the top everywhere we look: advertising, polls, surveys,...
Hillary Clinton Gains an Empire of Access the First Lady Gets West Wing Offices and a Top Health-Care Job
IN the who's-up, who's-out game of West Wing politics in a new White House, Hillary Rodham Clinton has swept past all competitors.The president's wife, frequently his closest confidante and most selfless adviser, is now going to lead one of the two most...
Join the Club, Buy in Bulk
THEY call it a "shopping experience." You can buy anything from a gallon of salsa to a state-of-the-art stereo system; a gargantuan box of Wheaties to an electric Weed Eater.Here at Sam's warehouse club, brand name merchandise is stacked on pallets nearly...
Low Marks for Europe's Leaders Signal New Era for Democracy
WHEN former Danish Prime Minister Poul Schlueter was forced to resign earlier this month over judicial findings that he lied to parliament, a 10-year reign came crashing down amid charges of leadership that had grown arrogant, unresponsive, worn out,...
New Bank of England Head Stirs Talk of Independence
MEMBERS of Britain's financial establishment are waiting to see whether Eddie George, newly appointed governor of the Bank of England, will obey government economic and financial policy as closely as Prime Minister John Major desires.The appointment...
New Opportunities for US Policy in Latin America
HAITI and a few other trouble spots notwithstanding, the major challenge facing President Clinton in Latin America is not resolving old conflicts. It is managing new opportunities for cooperation between the United States and the nations of the region.During...
Runway Funnies Nod to Comics Many Spring Fashions Are Inspired by Such Characters as Olive Oyl, Orphan Annie
SEE you in the funny papers.Back in the days when New York mayor Fiorello LaGuardia read the comic strips to his Sunday morning radio listeners, that was a way of saying so long or goodbye.Today, it's part of a new fashion statement.The idea is to look...
Sears Aims for Renewal Beleaguered Company Refocuses on Profitable Mall Locations
THE busy scene on this construction site looks more like a vision of Sears's future than of the company's past.Earthmovers rumble and shiny steel girders soar into the sky right next door to the old Sears that opened in this Boston suburb in 1965. Though...
Sessions Case an Ethics Quagmire the Justice Department's Accusations FBI Director Raise Questions about Behavioral Standards and Accusers' Motives
FROM the moment he took office, President Clinton has been forced to deal with politically treacherous, if legally minor, ethics battles surrounding the nation's leading law enforcement posts.Even as Zoe Baird's nomination for attorney general was crashing...
The Amazing Range of Audrey Hepburn the Much-Loved Actress and Ambassador Served Her Roles Well
AUDREY HEPBURN, who died Jan. 20, was among the versatile people - not only on the Hollywood screen, where she dazzled moviegoers for decades, but in the least glamorous places of the world, where she worked to aid the poor and starving as a special...
Thoughtful `Yankee' Could Use a Bit More Miller of Yore
THE LAST YANKEE</P><P>Play by Arthur Miller. Directed by John Tillinger. At the Manhattan Theatre Club.</P><P>YOU'LL find resonances of the great Arthur Miller works in his new play "The Last Yankee," currently running at the...
Under Pressure, IBM Searches for New Leadership
IT never used to rain on International Business Machines Corporation, the embodiment of corporate success. Now the company needs more than an umbrella - it is caught in a torrent of trouble.During the last year, the company's stock-market value has fallen...
UN Reconsiders Mission to Angola in Light of War but Mediation Could Eventually Require Expanding Operation
WHILE government and rebel negotiators from Angola meet in Ethiopia to discuss the renewed fighting in their country, the United Nations Security Council has been debating what role, if any, the UN should play in Angola's future.The consensus among Council...
US Carmakers Hope for Help from Clinton Administration in Limiting Japanese Imports
WILL the Clinton administration help the United States auto industry slam the door on the Japanese?The Big Three US automakers certainly hope so. They are asking Washington to raise tariffs, limit imports, and may soon ask for billions of dollars in...
US Foreign Policy and Population Control
I was very glad to read the Opinion page article "Roots of Somalia's Crisis," Dec. 24, which emphasizes that the country's burgeoning population will double in less than 25 years and that it is a major factor in Somalia's current distress. Somalia should...
What's the BIG DEAL about Small Snacks?
`BITE-SIZE is the right size, man!" So trumpets Bart Simpson on a box stuffed with miniature Butterfinger candy inside Choice Mart, a convenience store here.It's a big-name endorsement for tiny hand-to-mouth food and one of the many telling signs that...
White House Should Support the Iraqi Opposition
EACH Tomahawk cruise missile that blasted outside Baghdad last week sounded the failure of America's Iraq policy - a policy President Clinton, after some back-peddling, vowed to continue. The United States continues to hope, in vain, for a military coup...
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