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 November 15, 1993

An `Oxbridge' University Trilogy
THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF OXFORD UNIVERSITY Edited by John Prest Oxford University Press 404 pp., $35.LOOKING FOR CLASS: SEEKING WISDOM AND ROMANCE AT OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE By Bruce Feiler Random House, 330 pp., $23.UP AT OXFORD By Ved Mehta W. W....
Ban on Dumping Nuclear Waste at Sea
A SIGNIFICANT step to prevent ocean pollution was taken last week in London.Members of an international convention agreed to a permanent ban on the dumping of radioactive wastes at sea, something that should have been done decades ago. But there were...
Battle Lines Are Drawn over Hong Kong's Press China Tries to Stifle Criticism by Colony's Sometimes Outspoken Media
LAU YUI-SIU has felt Beijing's fury.A former China correspondent for Wen Wei Pao, a pro-Beijing mouthpiece in Hong Kong, Mr. Lau reported incisively on Communist Party infighting during the 1989 pro-democracy protests in Beijing. To escape impending...
Check Fraud Grows, but Banks and Printers Battle Back
A HIGH-TECHNOLOGY war has broken out, and the battleground is a little piece of paper that millions of people use as a means of payment: the check.While forgers and other con artists are on the offensive, companies that sell devices to combat check fraud...
Clinton Team Struggles with Foreign Policy Search Is on for `Heavy Hitter' at State, but Critics Say More Presidential Attention Needed
IN a town where style and substance often merge, the Clinton administration is fighting an uphill battle to prove that it has a coherent foreign policy and that its foreign policy team is up to the task of carrying it out.President Clinton continues...
Clinton Weighs Clemency for Israeli Spi
The notion that President Clinton might release Jonathan Pollard from his life term for passing secrets to Israel has provoked concern by prosecutors in the case who say it would encourage others to spy.Mr. Pollard, who admitted passing massive amounts...
Economy's Good News
SOMEWHERE below the attention threshold of Haiti and a senator's diaries, the United States economy is showing more signs of strength.Some signs bear the caveats that come with one-month or three-month data. Other signs suggest longer-term trends that,...
Events
UN RESUMES ARMS TALKS WITH IRAQ United Nations and Iraqi officials begin two weeks of arms talks today that Baghdad hopes will pave the way to lifting three years of sanctions that have cut off its vital oil exports. For the UN Special Commission,...
Examining the Clash and Blend of Cultures
Regarding the Opinion page article "Westerners and Non-Westerners Seek Universal Ties," Oct. 22: The author's commentary on Samuel Huntington's "The Clash of Civilizations" comes on top of Fouad Ajami's criticism of the same article. All three of them...
`Four Dogs and a Bone' Rails against Hollywood
FOUR DOGS AND A BONE Play by john Patrick Shanley. At the Manhattan Theatre Club at City Center.It's inevitable. Every playwright who hits it big and journeys to Hollywood writes his moviemaking play. From Kaufman and Hart's "Once in a Lifetime" to David...
Fractious Party Meeting Continues Chinese Reforms Final Communique Masks Internal Discord over Economy
CHINA'S ruling Communist Party is trying to quicken the pace of market reforms and boost its central economic clout by partially privatizing state enterprises and overhauling the tax system.At the end of a four-day meeting heralded by officials as "far-reaching"...
From Moscow to Omsk, US Charity Aids Orphans Teh United States Is Reaching out to Help Some Russians Weather the Tough Economic Times. Promising Projects Range from a Charity That Feeds 10,000 Orphans to a Joint-Venture Institute That Will Employ 20 Scientists
AMID all the political upheaval and economic chaos in the former Soviet Union, one American aid project is overcoming bureaucratic barriers to make a difference to those who have no one to depend on.Corporations to End World Hunger (CEWH), a Washington,...
Gaming's False Promise
THE success of gambling on American Indian reservations has been called, even by some tribal officials, the "new buffalo." Just as the four-legged creature provided ample sustenance for Indian tribes of old, gambling profits are doing the same today.Despite...
Haiti Still Stymies Clinton as Military Defies the UN Administration Policy Blasted by Critics on Both the Left and the Right
THE obdurate refusal of Haiti's de facto military government to abide by the Governors Island Accord, which calls for the restoration of democracy, has left the Clinton administration holding firm to a policy that liberals charge strengthens Haiti's...
Hungarians Protest State's Crackdown on Broadcast Media Recent Censorship, Suspension of Editors Point to State's Attempt to Control News
HUNGARY'S state-run television and radio have come under stricter control by the government in recent weeks, bringing the country's two-year-old "media war" to a new field of battle.The ruling Hungarian Democratic Forum "is systematically abolishing...
Jack Peltason's Financial Homework University of California President Struggles to Maintain High Standards at One of America's Leading Public Schools
HEADING the nine-campus University of California has never been easy. But it became a lot harder three years ago when the political leadership in Sacramento reduced the university's share of state general-fund allocations for the first time since the...
Learning London by Landscape
LONDON ARCHITECTURE: FEATURES AND FACADES Photography by Matthew Weinreb Commentary by Ben Weinreb Phaidon Press Ltd 240 pp.,$49.95.`WHEN a man is tired of London he is tired of life." So said the forever quotable Dr. Samuel Johnson.There have, however,...
Mexico, Especially Its Ruling Party, Anxiously Awaits the NAFTA Vote
IF the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is approved by the United States House of Representatives on Nov. 17, Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari will finish his term as a hero.The popular reformer will be carried off the field on...
Mosaic of Humanity Comes to Light Steve Reich's Aural and Visual Kaleidoscope Touches on the Patriarch Abraham
THE Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) likes to start its annual Next Wave Festival with an event that carries the arts in some new direction. This year it did itself proud."The Cave," a music-theater extravaganza by composer Steve Reich and video artist...
NAFTA's Impact on Labor, Environment Pact's Provisions on Environment Would Help Turn Earth Summit Goals into Reality
IMAGINE it is the week before Thanksgiving and the House of Representatives has just rejected NAFTA. The forces against free trade in North America are congratulating each other for pulling out all the stops - including attacking their former friends...
NAFTA's Impact on Labor, Environment US Workers Actually Need Have Little Concern of Harm by NAFTA
THE strongest argument made against NAFTA is that low Mexican wages will draw US manufacturing jobs south of the border at the direct expense of American workers. But things are not always as simple as they seem. Indeed, the facts show that Mexico is...
New Breed of Lawmakers Trained to Run Country State and Local Politicians Are Younger, Less Genteel, More Issue-Oriented
RECENT local and state elections in the United States confirm that voters want change now. Standard meat loaf on the political menu is not popular anymore. Bring in new cooks. Change the menu now.The new cooks are expected to come largely from local...
New Jersey Controversy
The scandal over whether New Jersey Gov.-elect Christine Todd Whitman's campaign paid black ministers money to not organize get-out-the-vote efforts just keeps growing.The United States Justice Department and the New Jersey attorney general's office...
New-Old Police Work Controls Crime in D.C. in Washington's Mt. Pleasant, Cops Are out of Squad Cars and Series: COVER STORY. New-Old Police Work Controls Crime in D.C
IT seemed like a perfectly straightforward arrest on Irving Street in Washington's Mt. Pleasant neighborhood.One man had held up another with a knife, witnesses had summoned police to the scene, and the suspect had been handcuffed. Then Officer Pedro...
New York Gives Criminals `Disappearance Tickets' Jaywalkers and Shoplifters Escape Punishment by Flouting a Novel Citation System
`IT'S is a good idea gone bad," says Paul Shechtman, counsel to Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau.Mr. Shechtman is referring to a New York system designed to relieve the burden on the courts by giving shoplifters, subway fare beaters, and...
Notes on the Media
`Doonesbury' comics pulled</P><P>Southern California's three largest daily newspapers decided not to print Doonesbury cartoons that took lighthearted views of the recent wildfires. The Los Angeles Times, the Orange County Register, and...
Revamp Foreign Policy
INCREASINGLY, I feel a kind of perplexed wariness as I see the Clinton administration pursue the role of the United States in world affairs.The president's agenda for social healing at home is inextricably linked to his efforts in charting a course for...
Russian Parties Disqualified and Opposition Cries Foul `DIRTY TRICKS' CAMPAIGN?
HARD-LINE political groups have accused the Russian leadership of sanctioning harassment and rigging ballots to disqualify them from next month's parliamentary elections and are vowing to campaign as independent candidates.Eight of the 21 political parties...
S. African Farmers Take Up Arms Worried about Black Majority Rule, They Are Joining a Network of Commando Units
RARE rains have brought temporary respite to this drought-ravaged expanse of semi-desert in South Africa's Cape Province, allowing the white farmers here to shift their focus from dwindling herds to what they see as another looming threat: black rule.Worried...
Salvadorans Worry Peace Process Is on the Verge of Unraveling the United Nations Sent a Representative to El Salvador Last Week to Begin Investigating a Recent Upsurge in Death-Squad Style Killings
BEFORE and during the 12 years of El Salvador's civil war, Father Jon Cortina saw most of his closest friends killed. Among them were the six Jesuit priests murdered in 1989; they had been his housemates for many years until he moved from the capital...
The Golden State Recovers Some Luster for Companies Legislature Tries to Improve Business Climate with Regulation, Tax Reforms. but Firms Say State Still Has Way to Go
CALIFORNIA'S business climate, a central political concern here in the recession of the 1990s, may be getting balmier. At least a few degrees.The state that always greeted a CEO at the airport, if it did at all, with a handshake rather than a sewer permit...
The Truly Fast Lane!
A LOT of people are interested in "living life in the fast lane," as if it's the ultimate lifestyle. Close scrutiny of what "the fast lane" involves, though, indicates a life centered on self:self-importance and self-indulgence. Such "fast...
Unreported Business in Hungary Spreads Budget's Red Ink Staunching the Flow of Tax-Evasion Money Is Not Easy
FOUR million Hungarians - nearly half the country's population of 10.5 million people - take part in the underground economy. The money generated from this activity makes up 24 percent of the country's gross national product (GNP).That is the estimate...
US Funds Tarnished Gem of Russian Science Projects the United States Is Reaching out to Help Some Russians Weather Their Tough Economic Times. Promising Projects Range from a Charity That Feeds 10,000 Orphans to a Joint-Venture Institute That Will Employ 20 Scientists. Diamond-Film Work Promises to Revolutionize Electronics
DIAMOND film - a wonder material of the 1990s - is giving new sparkle to Russian-American science cooperation.The University of Missouri at Columbia last week announced the formation of an International Diamond Research Institute that will link the efforts...
Will Free Trade Lower Paychecks? Series: NAFTA BRIEFING. Second in a Series of Briefings on NAFTA
COULD the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) depress wages in the United States?Organized labor frets over the prospect of smaller paychecks as the US House of Representatives prepares to vote Wednesday on NAFTA.While many economists dismiss...
With Vote near, NAFTA Remains Too Close to Call
DAY by day, President Clinton is gaining votes in Congress for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) - but will he get enough?The NAFTA showdown in the House of Representatives comes on Wednesday, and White House strategist Bill Daley predicts...