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 March 22, 1993

After Yeltsin's Declaration, Warnings of Civil War Even Some Supporters Criticize President, Signaling Possible Isolation
RUSSIANS, wearied by constant crisis, are bracing for the final political showdown.Thousands of chanting pro-Communist demonstrators, many carrying red banners and the old Soviet hammer-and-sickle flag, converged on the Russian White House yesterday,...
A `Green Evolution' for US Agriculture
AMERICAN farmers had good reason to celebrate National Agriculture Week, which ended last Saturday. American know-how has been at the forefront of the global "green revolution" over the past several decades. More people than ever are being fed by United...
Are They Museums - or Businesses?
MUSEUMS seem to do everything for visitors these days except give them a bed for the night. They provide parking, food, and opportunities for singles to meet. They offer a myriad of gift ideas, arrange vacations (domestic and foreign), and host parties...
Bombings Undermine Bombay's Economy, Verve, and Prosperity India's Entrepreneurial Magnet City No Longer Seems So Attractive
THE talk on the street in this bustling business center is no longer about share prices or how to make a fast buck. Instead, people talk about instability, bombings - and how to make a fast exit."The January rioting leached Bombay," says businessman...
Books in Brief
The historic contributions of women - especially African-American women - are gradually finding their way into the pages of history.Reference materials, in particular, have long neglected the lives and works of black women in America. The recent publication...
Boris Takes a Hand
BORIS YELTSIN'S declaration of emergency rule in Russia is the kind of bold and risky step only a strong leader can take. The Russian president has thrown open the future of his reform-weary country by asking the people for a referendum on April 25....
Clinton Administration Grapples with New CIA Role Move toward `Industrial Espionage' Is Sharply Disputed
WITH the cold war over and trade wars heating up, the United States intelligence community is facing new pressures to redirect its efforts to support American industry.In its first weeks in office, the Clinton administration launched a policy review...
Clinton Agenda Sails through Congress, as Democrats Unite after Being Approved by House Last Week, Economic Plan Expected to Win Senate Vote
THE president's economic program will face more trouble in the Senate this week than it had in passing the House of Representatives last week.But not much more trouble, according to lobbyists who work the Senate.They expect the members to trim some of...
Dare-All, Irrepressible Sculpture
`I HAVE always chosen moments of great intensity instead of durability," Niki de Saint Phalle once wrote. Her idiosyncratic art, which is in the realm of "sculpture," though never bound by aesthetic conventions, makes a virtue of intensity.Saint Phalle's...
Debate over Shared Sacrifice Takes Shape
RESPONSIBILITY. Sacrifice. Contribution. President Clinton invokes all of these virtues in his ongoing campaign to rally support for his economic plan.He implores individuals, interest groups, and corporations across the country to assess his tax and...
EC Aims to Clear `Minefield' Facing Transatlantic Trade
THE decision by the United States to hold off on trade sanctions that were set to take effect today against the European Community postpones a battle - but does it cool the risks of transatlantic commercial war?President Clinton says he thinks so, and...
Events
EGYPT WILL RETRY SHEIKH RAHMAN</P><P>Egypt yesterday ordered the retrial of Muslim radical cleric Omar Abdel Rahman and 46 of his followers on charges of participating in a violent 1989 anti-government demonstration. They were acquitted...
Graduate Schools Unite on Women's Studies
RADCLIFFE College and six other colleges and universities in the Boston area are uniting to advance the field of women's studies.In January, the seven institutions started a graduate consortium in women's studies. Based at Radcliffe in Cambridge, Mass.,...
In the Ruhr, Duisburg Scrambles to Replace Industrial Base
DUISBURG is Germany's Pittsburgh, where about 40 percent of German steel is produced.The structural change occurring here and elsewhere in the industrial Ruhr Valley is "bigger" than that experienced in cities like Pittsburgh or Manchester, says Hans...
Ivy League Students Need Financial Assistance, Too
THERE is a popular myth that the Ivy League is the last bastion of the wealthy elite. In fact, between 40 percent and 50 percent of undergraduate students in the eight Ivy League schools are exceptionally bright, able young people whose pocketbooks cannot...
Newspaper Self-Censorship Makes Some News Risky for Mexican Journalists
THE Mexican government has taken several steps in recent months showing its commitment to democracy and a free press. Under-the-table payments to journalists by government officials, for example, are illegal now. But old habits die hard.The March 9 firing...
Recession Batters German Steel
HANDWRITTEN letters from Patrick and his fellow third-graders are taped to the entrance to the Krupp steelworks here in Duisburg-Rheinhausen: "Dear Steelworkers, I think it's a scandal that you can't work at Krupp. I wish you lots of luck in finding...
Recording-Industry Honchos Scout Austin for Four Days, Bands from 20 Countries Rocked Texas and Played for Wider Exposure as Well as Record Contracts
MUSICIANS and music-industry executives gave each other an earful of both sound and sound advice last week. The seventh annual South by Southwest Music and Media Conference (SXSW) brought 3,800 participants from 20 countries to Austin for four days of...
Sugar Cane Sweetens Life in Natal Strife-Torn South African Province Is Soothed - Economically and Socially - by Self-Development
THE empowerment of some 40,000 black sugar-cane farmers in the rolling hills of the strife-torn province of Natal is promoting peace through development and attracting people from sprawling urban slums back to rural areas."The men have started to come...
Taxing Times
EVERY year about this time a new Internal Revenue Service legend seems to surface to amuse or annoy ordinary citizens groaning over their tax returns. The story this year reports that members of Congress now wrestling with their deductions can receive...
The First Sentence
PICTURE the scene: A single parent trudges heavily to the market after a long day at the office. It will be an evening of cooking, prying homework from kids, and battling with income tax forms. But somewhere a few minutes are found to spend with a book....
True Election Reform Changes Must Go beyond Piecemeal Senate Measure
`TO give the capital back to the people to whom it belongs," was President Clinton's challenge to Congress in his Inaugural address.Thus far, it looks like Congress won't have the stomach for such a challenge and is leaning toward piecemeal changes that...
United States Backs Yeltsin after He Calls `Special Rule'
FOR the Clinton administration, Russian President Boris Yeltsin is still "the only game in town," as US Secretary of State Warren Christopher put it last week.President Clinton is standing by his strong support for Mr. Yeltsin as the best hope of more...
White's Retirement Gives Clinton Opening to Add Liberal to Court Conservative Majority Will Not Be Seriously Affected, Scholars Say
PRESIDENT Clinton will become the first Democrat since Lyndon Johnson to leave his mark on the high court when he appoints a replacement for Justice Byron White, who announced Friday that he will retire in June.Justice White's decision gives Mr. Clinton...
Women's Studies Matures as an Academic Discipline
SINCE the first women's studies program began at San Diego State University 23 years ago, critics have disparaged the discipline with terms ranging from unintellectual, touchy-feely stuff to propaganda and oppression studies.Not only did they trivialize...
Yeltsin Banks on the Support of People, Army, and Regions with Promises of Economic Reform No Longer Convincing, Yeltsin's More Potent Theme Is to Frighten the Russian People with the Possibility of a Return to the Communist Era
THE Boris Yeltsin who appeared on nationwide television Saturday night was the same man who stood atop a tank on August 19, 1991, to lead the resistance to the hard-line Communist coup, a leader courageous in his spirit and decisive in his actions.The...
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