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, 1994

A Future World Awash in Computers
PREDICTIONS for the future:* Your desktop computer will belong in the closet.* Intelligent agents - a current computer rage - won't be so smart.* There will be magic decoder rings."I'm thinking of carrying a magic decoder ring," says Mark Weiser, reaching...
Argentine Politicians Bens to Popular Will A New Opposition Party Gains Ground as the Country Rewrites Its Constitution
ARGENTINA'S political scene is shifting rapidly as the country enters a new phase led by public demands for less corruption and more attention to social issues.</P><P>The ruling Peronist Party of President Carlos Saul Menem is less confident...
Ballot Vote on Illegal Immigrants Set for Fall in California
ANGRY at Congress, the president, and their own state legislators for not solving the problem of illegal immigrants, an impressive number of California citizens have united to put the issue on the November ballot.</P><P>The so-called...
Budget Cuts by States Hit Public Defenders LOUISIANA JUSTICE
IN New Orleans, where this year's murder toll is already nearing 200 and the air is punctuated with political rhetoric about getting tough on crime, Numa Bertel Jr. knows that finding money to defend those charged with offenses is anything but an...
California Lawmakers Try to Lure Big Business Back
WITH Taco Bell, one of California's best-known fast-food companies, threatening to move its headquarters to Texas, state officials from Orange County to Sacramento are crying, "Hold your jalapenos!"</P><P>At stake are only about 1,000...
Canadian Computer Company Sweeps Graphic Software Market
IT was pure theatrics. Rocket engines roared, belching smoke but no flames as the huge model looked like it was slowly lifting off. The launch, which took place indoors, was all part of a spectacular promotion by Corel Corporation, a computer graphics...
Community Policing Gains Wider Support in Crime-Weary Cities Federal Crime Bill Expected to Be Passed by Congress Includes Billions of Dollars to Put Cops Back on Streets
OFFICER Dave Huffman of the Norfolk, Va., police department rounded the corner of a building on his bike patrol and found himself in the middle of a drug deal. He crashed into the dealer, the drugs flew into the air, and the officer caught the packets...
Controversy Clings to Sistine Chapel Ceiling Vatican Restorers Have Finished Cleaning Layers of Grime from `the Last Judgment,' but Critics Argue over Results
IF you visit the Sistine Chapel some Saturday, you'll first have to inch forward in a seemingly interminable line of tourists outside and then zigzag through throngs visiting the Vatican Museums before you reach your goal.</P><P>But...
D-Day: Sacrifice and History
FIFTY years ago, D-Day: The American, British, and Canadian forces struck the Normandy beaches in the early hours. The largest armada of ships and landing barges ever assembled crossed from the British shores. Overhead the greatest convoy of air power...
Documents Found in a Dusty Attic May Solve Ancient Egyptian Puzzle
EMILY TEETER unlocks a green metal cabinet in the basement of the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute and pulls open a drawer filled with dozens of dusty clay figurines.</P><P>"Look at this woman," says Dr. Teeter. She picks up...
`Franken-Veggie' Fears
LET'S hear it for the "Flavr Savr." Who wouldn't welcome the fresh taste of vine-ripened tomatoes at times when stores normally are filled with the shipped-green, gas-reddened varieties?The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has said the...
Italy's Unions Watch Berlusconi Closely Government Actions Stir Up Controversy
ITALY'S three major trade unions are watching the policies of the country's new pro-business government with close attention, particularly Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's promise to create 1 million new jobs.</P><P>Already Mr. Berlusconi's...
Mexican Elections Sullied by Claims of Media Bias
FAIR, free, and transparent elections" has become something of a political mantra for Mexican parties as the Aug. 21 presidential election approaches.</P><P>Recent electoral reforms and unprecedented international oversight suggest these...
Mortars Fall as Rwandans Talk of Talks Death of Senior UN Official Adds to Tension in Capital on Eve of Negotiations
RWANDAN rebel and government commanders agreed to the concept of a cease-fire in their first face-to- face talks on May 30. The United Nations-brokered meeting took place despite heavy early-morning shelling by both sides along the front line that divides...
New Gains, Problems in Ozone Layer
THERE'S good news about Earth's protective ozone layer - and a new challenge.</P><P>The Montreal Protocol - the treaty to curb ozone-destroying chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) - is working. Atmospheric chemist Sherwood Rowland of the University...
No Argument, Music Finds A Home in Supreme Court Retiring Justice Blackmun Sponsors Concerts for Justices off the Bench
THOUGH famous as a champion of individual liberties, Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun has been a pioneer of another sort - bringing world-class music to the court's hallowed halls.Since 1988, Justice Blackmun has played host to a biennial musicale...
No Excuse for Manufacturing Land Mines
I read with interest the article "Land Mines Convention Reexamined in Geneva," May 18. It describes meetings to prepare for next year's UN conference on land mines, when governments will try to negotiate limits on the production, transfer, and use of...
N.Y.C. Tries to Get Graffiti off the Wall, on to Shirts
SINGAPORE just used caning to punish a graffiti writer. New York City, a world-class graffiti center, has found a softer solution: an art contest for teen graffiti artists.</P><P>Teenagers will be given the opportunity to compete for...
Pakistanis Expect Heavier Tax Burden TIGHT BUDGET
THE next budget is going to be tough. We have to take a bitter pill so that our children can have a better life." That was Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's response to a question about the coming budget, expected to be announced on June 9.</P><P>For...
Quebec Separatists Would Balkanize Canada Calls to Dissolve the Federation Are Intensifying; Federalists and the US Should Voice Opposition
IF you thought the Chiapas Indian rebels in Mexico were the only separatist troublemakers in NAFTA territory, you'd better guess again: Should opinion-polls prove correct, French Quebec separatists may begin Balkanizing Canada by the middle of next year....
Restive Workers, Not Students, Vex Beijing FIVE YEARS AFTER TIANANMEN
FIVE years after Chinese students engaged in pro-democracy protests were brutally suppressed by the military, the worry of China's nervous leadership is not students but agitated workers. Labor unrest is rising because of inflation, official corruption, ...
Return of the Prophet
ALEKSANDR SOLZHENITSYN'S fiery return to Russia brings to mind a line from "The First Circle," one of his novels: "A great writer is like a second government."From the moment the exiled author landed in Vladivostok May 27 - a homecoming he predicted...
Russia's Revolutionary Past Provides Insight into Its Future
RUSSIA UNDER THE BOLSHEVIK REGIME By Richard Pipes Alfred A. Knopf, 587 pp.,$35 ONE of the most perceptive observers of the Russian scene is Prof. Richard Pipes of Harvard University who has spent a lifetime studying the country and its revolution...
South Africa, Then and Now
TWENTY-FIVE years ago, when I first arrived in Africa as a journalist, there were two big stories to cover. The first was about nation-building.</P><P>The second, more dramatic story was how the future of southern Africa would unfold.</P><P>Nation-building...
South Korea's Preoccupation amid Bickering over North's Nuclear Threat, the South Ponders the Costs of `Inevitable' Unification
THE foreign-policy preoccupation of the South Korean government is trying to figure out what the North Korean government will do next. Will it be war, for example?The North's most recent spasm of resistance to international inspection of nuclear sites...
Taxman Takes a Bigger Chunk of Income
THE infamous federal budget deficit - a leading popular symbol of government out of control - has been quietly shrinking for the past couple of years. Over the last year, state and local budgets show signs of turning the corner toward fiscal health as...
THE BRONX This Symbol of Urban Decay, Once a Poverty Pit of New York City, Has Made a Comeback. How Was It Done? Bootstrap Financing. Series: POINTS OF THE COMPASS. Part of an Occasional Series
A SECTION of Manchester, England, ravaged by drugs and violence is nicknamed "The Bronx." In Prague, any neighborhood where it is unsafe to go after dark is called a "Bronx neighborhood." Not only in the United States, but around the world, the...
The Relevance of Church
RELIGION is at its best when it helps us to know God and feel His presence in our lives. Christ Jesus, in particular, knew this to be true. He rebuked those who observed ritual without striving to draw closer to God. And he demonstrated the immediate...
UN Attempts Transfers of Trapped Refugees
BOTH government and rebel forces in Kigali have contributed to the temporary halt of civilian evacuations across front lines.</P><P>Shortly before the United Nations suspended all operations on May 31, convoys transferred more than 1,000...
Unlike Humpty Dumpty, Russia's KGB May Well Get Put Back Together Again
LAST December, Russian President Boris Yeltsin announced with great fanfare that he was scrapping the dreaded KGB, the secret police that had terrorized Russians since the first days of the Bolshevik Revolution.</P><P>"The Ministry of...
US Congress Weighs Cost of Maintaining Safe Water
TAP water in the United States is the world's cleanest, but Congress is wrestling over just how much safety cities can afford.</P><P>A number of cities - including New York City, Washington D.C., and parts of Northern Virginia - have...
US High-Tech Start-Ups Look Longingly at Canada
CONVENTIONAL wisdom says the jobs of the future will be in small companies, and high-paying jobs will be found at high-tech firms.</P><P>If that is so, then the United States should keep up with other nations in supporting high-tech start-ups,...
Violence against Journalists Rises
ATTACKS on journalists rose to record levels last year as repressive governments turned to violence rather than prison terms to silence critics, the head of the International Federation of Newspaper Publishers said May 30.</P><P>"This...
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