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 23, 1993

After GATT, Business in California Is Sifting the Agreement for Details State's Traders Hope to Boost Current $104-Billion Export Tally
CALIFORNIA almond growers envision more of their nuts showing up in German candy bars and Japanese cereal. San Francisco-based Levi Strauss & Co. sees more Europeans and Asians clad in denim.But Bernard Lax, head of a Los Angeles apparel firm, worries...
Ailey Company Lunges into Future, Remembering Alvin Two World Premieres Bow to Founder's Legacy and Support His Artistic Vision
COMING to terms with the loss of a loved one ranks, in art as in life, among the most timeless of themes. Yet it remains a difficult subject, sometimes arousing too much sentiment and too little introspection.Two new dances celebrating Alvin Ailey, who...
An Enigmatic Choice
WITH avid support from both sides of the aisle in Congress, the nominee for secretary of defense, Adm. Bobby Ray Inman, appears a shoo-in for the job, even though he has had a "nannygate" problem of unpaid taxes for a household worker. All of Washington...
Australia Grants Aborigines Right to Claim Native Title
TWO hundred years after being dispossessed of their land by Europeans, Aborigines are jubilant at the passage of legislation that guarantees, under limited circumstances, their territorial rights.In the longest Senate debate in Australian history - nearly...
Chinese Leaders Carefully Cultivate Image of Mao on His Centennial
WANG YING does not think he looks much like Mao Zedong.But some Communist Party officials, military leaders, and key movie producers who discovered Mr. Wang in a small theater troupe, say he does. And that has made the 37-year-old actor hot property...
Computer-Assisted Reporting Gains Ground TECHNOJOURNALISM
IT'S not just publishers who are taking a new look at information technologies. Journalists are looking to computers and computer networks to dig up better stories.This technojournalism is still in its infancy. But interest is growing. The new field...
Events
US ECONOMY GETS STEADILY STRONGER A revival in home sales coupled with strong consumer spending pushed US economic growth to a moderate 2.9 percent in the third quarter, the government said yesterday. The seasonally adjusted growth estimate was better...
Foiling the Grinch's Hostile Takeover
WHEN Dr. Seuss's Christmas-hating Grinch discovers that his heart is "two sizes too small" to enjoy the holiday season, he tries to find a way to stop Christmas from coming. He goes from house to house scooping up presents, Christmas stockings, even...
Fried Catfish with Zippy Cornmeal Crust and Remoulade Sauce
Fried Catfish With Zippy Cornmeal Crust and Remoulade Sauce</P><P>REMOULADE SAUCE</P><P>1 cup mayonnaise</P><P>Grated zest of 1 lemon</P><P>2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley</P><P>3 tablespoons...
Gore Supports Move to End Information Monopolies White House Backing Boosts Prospects for New Legislation
POLITICS - not technology - has held up the building of the information superhighway. Now, industry and politicians are finding enough common ground to push through dramatic changes in America's 60-year-old communications law.The result could be a breakthrough...
Healing the War-Ravaged Young Humanitarian Groups Work to Help Children Caught in World Strife
ONE reason the process of peace and reconciliation is so difficult in places like the Middle East and South Africa is the presence of thousands of children - very young through their teens - who've known little else but violence.War-ravaged nations in...
Judged by the Numbers, Clinton off to Good Start but He Has Abandoned Some Promises Because of Cost or Consequences
BY sheer numbers, President Clinton has had an extraordinarily successful year. On 191 roll-call votes in Congress, he prevailed on 86.4 percent, according to vote studies published in the Congressional Quarterly. That first-year record is surpassed...
Keeping Israeli-PLO Agreement on Track Both Sides Must `Give' on Settlements and Jerusalem
DEC. 13 was a crucial day in the politics of the Middle East. On that date the Palestine Liberation Organization and representatives of the State of Israel promised to implement their September peace accord. That they could not, only illustrates basic...
Kwanzaan Feasts Echo African Experience Week-Long Festivities Include Traditional Foods from Many Lands of the Diaspora
AMONG the many customs observed during the holidays are food traditions that evoke feelings of cultural heritage.In the United States, the most legendary Christmastime staples echo European tastes: From the British Isles, prime rib and plum pudding;...
Looking Back: Accomplishments of the Uruguay Round
Despite farmers' protests in Paris, Tokyo, and Seoul, the disappointments of Hollywood on one hand and the grandiose predictions of a multi-trillion-dollar boost to the global economy on another, the world continued to turn as usual following conclusion...
Midnight Moon Watch Series: Taken Late on Nov. 28, This Photograph Caught the Moon Almost Totally Obscured by the Earth's Shadow., PHOTOGRAPH BY CARLOS SCHIEBECK/AFP
ELEVEN years have come and gone between the last full lunar eclipse and the one that appeared in our hemisphere late in November. This time I boldly went out into the garden at midnight and sat on a very cold lawn chair to watch. The brilliant night...
National Christmas Tree Looks like a Space Shot
IT'S holiday week in Washington. That means it's time for a tradition much loved by many longtime residents: a swing by the White House to see if the National Christmas Tree is still ugly.New York's got Rockefeller Center, with glamorous decorations...
Opening Doors to Each Other When the Flood Came to a Small Town, Its People Learned a Great Deal about Being Good Neighbors
When the Mississippi River shoved its way into Portage Des Sioux, Mo., last July, Debbie Burckhardt and other townspeople opened the doors to their homes so that the uninvited guest would not barge them down.After the river had done what it pleased in...
Print Media Steer toward Superhighway about 500 Newspapers Now Offer Electronic Services, Yet Most Experts Doubt Printed News Is Close to Extinction
WITH a fervor not seen in a decade, newspapers and magazines are moving onto the merge lane of the information superhighway. That emerging network, publishers say, isn't just for zapping sound and images around the globe."Everyone talks about the electronic...
Russia and Germany: Is History Repeating? Russians Balk at the Notion That Vladimir Zhirinovsky Is a New Adolf Hitler, but the Economic Problems and Political Deadlock That Characterize Modern Russia and Pre-Nazi Germany Are Similar Series: VLADIMIR ZHIRINOVSKY PROFILED. Part One of Two-Part Profile of Vladimir Zhirinovsky
VLADIMIR ZHIRINOVSKY stands by the map covering his office wall and, gesturing with a sharp metal pointer, carves up the world. With a jab here, Western Europe is awarded Africa. With a thrust there, Russia receives India, the Middle East, and the Far...
Sing, and Leap for Joy
IN the Gospel of Luke when the virgin Mary visits Elizabeth, who is pregnant with John the Baptist, Elizabeth says that when she first heard Mary's voice John "leaped in my womb for joy."That leap gives an idea of the true spirit of Christmas: joy at...
Smaller Players Gain from Battle of Giants for Paramount Inc. Multimedia Trends Spur Merger Activity
SMALLER players in the United States entertainment industry could be the big winners in the financial battle to gain control of Paramount Inc.Paramount is one of the last two major US entertainment companies to remain independent of a financial takeover:...
Solitude without Loneliness
MANY years ago I lived in an isolated, mountainous area. One day I met a man who invited me to visit his house, which was above mine. As I entered his tiny cabin, I saw a sign over his door. It was in Gaelic. He translated it for me as "Solitude...
South African Parliament Raps Final Gavel on `Grand Apartheid'
SOUTH Africa's white-dominated Parliament yesterday closed the book on apartheid and brought an end to 83 years of minority rule, approving the country's first nonracial constitution forged during four turbulent years of transition.For all intents and...
Storytellers' Tips for Parents
THE most important storyteller in a child's life is a parent. And everyone - parents included - has a story to tell, says African-American storyteller Opalanga Pugh.But how can parents learn to tell stories well? "Turn the TV off and spend time talking...
Telling Stories Isn't Just Kid Stuff Tales Can Build Understanding and Even Help Resolve Conflicts
TELL a story, and tell it well, and it may open wide the eyes of a child, open lines of communication in a business, or even open hearts to understand another culture or race."What I see happening more and more is that people of all ages are discovering...
The Beat Picks Up at Cambridge Studios Grass-Roots Efforts to Preserve the City's Many Rehearsal Spaces Have Created a Thriving `Capital of Dance' in New England
FOR more than eight hours a day, seven days a week, music pulsates from six studios, and the sounds of feet shuffling, tapping, and jumping reverberate through-out this somewhat shabby but architecturally interesting century-old building, now home...
The Joy of Mystery and Shadow
A GOOD mystery novel draws us in, makes us think, and surprises us with its convolutions. In writing, an unexplained problem usually leads to a solution. In painting, a visual mystery may beckon, offering the viewer a strange unexplainable feeling or...
US Agenda in Latin America Must Extend beyond Trade Administration Should Increase Attention to Problems of Poverty and Inequality in Latin America
FOR the past year, United States policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean has been hostage to the North American Free Trade Agreement.Although the Clinton administration was impelled to respond to crises in Haiti and a few other countries, progress...
What's Next for World Trade? GATT'S AFTERMATH
TRADE negotiators who were jubilant at the successful conclusion of the seven-year-old Uruguay Round sounded like the winners in an American presidential campaign: It was worth the fight, many said.But most participants of the General Agreement on Tariffs...
Worth Noting on TV
* THURSDAY</P><P>World of Discovery (ABC, 8-9 p.m.): Having received notably bad press throughout history and legend, wolves have begun to redeem themselves in the public eye - in the informed public eye, at least. Recent books like "The...
Yeltsin Stays the Course on Market Reforms, but Offers to Soften the Shock
RUSSIAN President Boris Yeltsin pledged not to roll back his tough economic reform policies despite the strong support given antireform parties in last week's parliamentary elections."The government that we have now stays," Mr. Yeltsin told reporters...
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