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 June 1, 1993

After Budget Battle: Health Care White House Gears Up to Sell Universal-Access Health-Care Plan with a Hefty Price Tag
AS the White House moves from battle to battle over its budget, it is preparing to launch a whole new war.Sometime within the next month, according to White House aides, President Clinton will send a health-care plan to Congress.The rough and tumble...
A Gift from a Justice to the People
THE late United States Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall spent his career in battle against closed minds and hard hearts of American political life. Justice Marshall was an epic warrior - in for the long haul - after adversaries had celebrated...
A New Kid Named Elmer
IT WAS the second week of third grade, and this kid transferred into our class: Elmer."He looks like an Elmer," David Corey said out loud, and some of us started laughing. I noticed Elmer's face turned bright red as he shuffled to the empty desk behind...
Appointment of Gergen Stuns Politicos
IMAGINE the reaction if President Bush - after spending years criticizing Jimmy Carter - had suddenly appointed Jody Powell, Mr. Carter's press secretary, as his communications director.That, roughly, is what happened this past weekend when President...
But Many Are Happy to See `Corrupt' Congress Thrown Out
BACKED by the chants of about 2,000 people calling for President Jorge Serrano Elias to resign, on May 27, Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu delivered a document to the National Palace demanding a return to democratic rule.More than 60 civic,...
Campus Activism Takes Back Seat to Economic Progress in China with New Economic Opportunities, Students Are More Focused on Their Personal Futures Than on Politics
AMONG the traditional Chinese halls, wooded walkways, and cool lagoons of Beijing University, business and politics intertwine in an uneasy student quiet.Today, many at Beijing's elite universities say the stormy days of democracy protests in 1989 are...
Cleveland's Legendary Orchestra Turns 75
THE Cleveland Orchestra has never been the showiest of American ensembles. Even under the direction of the legendary George Szell, it never had the robust cachet of the Chicago Symphony under Fritz Reiner or the New York Philharmonic led by Leonard Bernstein.What...
Clinton Moves to Shore Up Support for His Fiscal Plan
SINKING dangerously in the polls, President Clinton has moved swiftly to strengthen his political standing with the voters - and with a worried Congress.The president's next major test on Capitol Hill comes soon. His $1.5 trillion budget, which narrowly...
Events
RABIN RESHUFFLES ISRAEL'S CABINET Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin carried out a dizzying reshuffle of the Israeli Cabinet on Sunday to resolve a government crisis, which he said could have disrupted Middle East peace talks. The coalition crisis began...
From the Barrio to the Laboratory Four Hispanic Students at MIT Are a Long Way from Their High School on the Texas Border
ALBERT MARTINEZ had never even heard of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) until he was a junior in high school back in El Paso, Texas.Now the 17-year-old Mexican citizen is completing his first year at MIT along with three Mexican-American...
Gold Fades as Monetary Reserve for Nations Its Price Has Been Rising, but Experts Say That Floating Exchange Rates Make Central Bank Holdings Irrelevant
GOLD - the financial outcast of the 1980s - is suddenly glittering again on world markets.Its new luster reflects a rising demand for gold jewelry, stepped up industrial use, and a surge in gold purchases as a hedge against the possibility of more rapid...
Grand Slams Beckon in June
JUNE always begins with hopes of Grand Slams still alive in a variety of sports, only to end with few (if any) remaining. And so it promises to be in 1993.Women's tennis has already lost its chance with the stabbing injury that forced Monica Seles to...
Guatemalans Struggle to Restore Democracy
TREES along Guatemala City's roads are sprouting black appendages. At night, they look like ghoulish scarecrows with boneless arms flapping in the breeze.The black plastic ribbons tied to tree trunks are a sign of mourning. "Democracy has died here,...
Keeping Tally of TV Violence
IMAGINE the following scene: A large truck drives up to your house, and a man in an expensive suit gets out and knocks on your door. He's come to make a proposition. He has a troupe of actors and a lot of dazzling props, and he wants to take over your...
Large Voter Turnout Bodes Well for Cambodians Tired of War Khmer Rouge, Now Marginalized, Poses Threat to Fragile Gains
CAMBODIANS waited eagerly as results from elections began to filter in yesterday for the new government that will try to bring lasting peace to the war-scarred nation.Prospects looked a bit brighter here after the United Nations moved swiftly to declare...
My Best Friend (Written Especially for Young People)
IT'S nice to have a best friend. Your best friend shares happy times with you and makes you feel better when you're sad. Wouldn't it be great if this friend were always with you? I learned that the love I felt when I was with my friends is always with...
New Man at an Old Mag Editor Bill Emmott Lets His Actions Speak at Britain's Economist
BILL EMMOTT, the new editor of The Economist, is unwilling to say much for public consumption at this stage. But what he is prepared to say reflects the exacting standards that have made the magazine a striking journalistic, financial, and global success."I...
Pacific Mushroom Business Attracts Tax Evasion, Competitive Violence
A NEW kind of conflict over natural resources is emerging in the Pacific Northwest, one that has a special "Old West" flavor of outlaw economics and the potential for violence.Unlike the "noble" salmon or the "ancient" forests, this resource seems more...
Poland's Premier, Reform May Get Second Chance
THE Polish parliament, whose dissolution was announced by President Lech Walesa Saturday, today will consider granting special powers to Polish Prime Minister Hanna Suchocka.The powers would allow her to continue with economic reforms in the interim...
Privatization in France Loses Ideological Flavor the French Government Intends to Permanently Turn the Page on an Industrial Policy of Nationalization
THE lack of any ideological debate following the new conservative government's announcement last week that 21 major state-controlled companies would be privatized, symbolizes the profound changes in French society over the past decade and confirms that...
Quotes and Ethics
ONE of the first things I learned in my journalism course more than a half century ago was the sanctity of the quotation mark. You could say bad things about a person, but could not make a person appear to be saying bad things about himself or herself...
Reform US Waste Site Selection
NO society spends as much money, generates as much political anguish, or accomplishes less in implementing its hazardous waste policies than does the United States. The recent Environmental Protection Agency decision to place a moratorium on new incinerators...
Remembering RFK, 25 Years Later
WARREN ROGERS'S eyewitness account of Robert Kennedy's assassination is poignantly handled in his new book, "When I think of Bobby: A Personal Memoir of the Kennedy Years." It brings back RFK's last campaign - which I covered 25 years ago. There are...
Say, Have You Got a Riddle?
FOR centuries, riddles were serious business. Oedipus of Greek mythology guessed the riddle of the Sphinx, a monster terrorizing the people of Thebes, and saved himself and the city. Samson of the Bible's Old Testament bet 30 outfits of clothes that...
Texas Enacts New School-Funding Law under the Wire in Latest Bid to Meet Court Mandate, State Gears Up to Transfer Funds to Poor Districts
A QUARTER-century of legal challenges over the way Texas funds its public schools may have ended yesterday, when Gov. Ann Richards signed a new school finance law that will transfer between $200 and $400 million a year from wealthy districts to poorer...
These Plants Want to Be in Shade Hostas, Common in Japanese Gardens, Are Catching on - in Many Varieties - in the US
AT Meadowbrook Hosta Farm, Jay Gilbert breeds gold and blue "babies" in the basement. This hosta enthusiast has been growing the popular shade plant for seven years at his home here. "You really have to love it," Mr. Gilbert says - and apparently he...
Unity and Leadership
THE falling away of the chief contention of our times - between the communist and democratic systems, wherein China lags - has not brought us the peace-of-mind dividend we might have expected. A lot of contention is left over: Bosnian ethnic strife,...
US Aims with Talks to Keep N. Koreans in Nuclear Arms Pact CONTAINMENT IN ASIA
IN talks in New York tomorrow, the United States will make a last-ditch effort to keep North Korea from bolting the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and perhaps building a nuclear bomb of its own.The US agreement to the talks is a concession, and a signal...
US Economy at Critical Juncture, Economists Say Business Decisionmakers Complain That Washington Gives Mixed Policy Signals
IN January, Lex Taylor stopped hiring new people at his Louisville, Miss., forklift plant."We just don't know what is going to happen. What is health care going to cost us and what is going to happen to taxation?" says Mr. Taylor, president of Taylor...
Will Road-Paving Spoil Australia's Rain Forest?
TO get to the Daintree rain forest, you drive north from the metropolis of Cairns, pass through miles of sugar-cane fields, take a ferry across a river, and then bounce along a rutted one-lane road.The Cape Tribulation Road is a jarring trip at times,...
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