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 July 29, 1993

America Sits Down to Breakfast Monitor Writers Report from Four Cities, Coast-to-Coast, about the Meal That Weekend Diners Love to Linger Over
ON any given Sunday morning, people can be seen lined up outside this modest-looking building on Second Avenue in midtown Manhattan. Above them, a sign reads, "Pancakes make people happy."The success of this restaurant, called the Royal Canadian Pancake...
America Sits Down to Breakfast Monitor Writers Report from Four Cities, Coast-to-Coast, about the Meal That Weekend Diners Love to Linger Over
New York</P><P>The Royal Canadian Pancake House has a reputation for gargantuan portions. Their pancakes are the size of manhole covers.</P><P>The key word here is whimsy.</P><P>Take the menu. The Montreal Magic Show,...
America Sits Down to Breakfast Monitor Writers Report from Four Cities, Coast-to-Coast, about the Meal That Weekend Diners Love to Linger Over
Denver</P><P>Breakfast Western style might be steak and eggs, pancakes, and coffee out on the range. Back in the fine Western restaurant, though, home-fried potatoes are a must. And all true Western-style restaurants offer biscuits and...
America Sits Down to Breakfast Monitor Writers Report from Four Cities, Coast-to-Coast, about the Meal That Weekend Diners Love to Linger Over
Seattle</P><P>At 10 o'clock on a cool and cloudy Saturday morning, the line is growing outside Julia's. What are they waiting for?</P><P>"Poppyseed pancakes, ... or cinnamon rolls," says William Hilburn as a waitress steps outside...
America Sits Down to Breakfast Monitor Writers Report from Four Cities, Coast-to-Coast, about the Meal That Weekend Diners Love to Linger Over
Los Angeles</P><P>In the land where international cultures are coming together like nobody's business, nobody does better business for breakfast than where the international restaurants come together under one roof.</P><P>In...
A President, an Entrepreneur, and an Inventor Go Camping
CAMPING WITH HENRY & TOM. Play by Mark St. Germain. At the Berkshire Theatre Festival through Sunday.What is indisputable is that Warren G. Harding is a man who never wanted to be President. Henry Ford is a man who did, and after many annual expeditions,...
Behind the Human Rights Violations in Kashmir Kashmiris Are Caught between Hindu Nationalism and Pakistani Militarism
THE conscience of India's liberal intelligentsia is gnawed by the repressive policies of the Indian state in Kashmir. Two human rights groups in India I've worked with for several years, the Peoples Union of Civil Liberties and `Citizens' for Democracy,...
Bid to Tighten US Borders Spurs Outcry from Activists against a Backdrop of Mounting Citizen Concern, Clinton Submits Legislation to Curb Illegal Immigration
JUST minutes after President Clinton asked Congress this week for tougher laws to stem the flow of illegal aliens, more than a dozen special-interest groups were already demanding defeat of the White House plan."The administration proposal goes ... too...
Bomb Blasts Add to Italy's Woes
THE three bombs that exploded in Italy this week will not succeed in intimidating the forces for change, President Oscar Luigi Scalfaro told the nation yesterday.The attacks occurred late Tuesday evening in Milan, the center of sweeping judicial corruption...
Bosnian Army Braces for Serb Offensive on Mt. Igman but Protecting the Strategic Access Route into Sarajevo Will Be Difficult as Forces Are Cut off from Munitions and Supplies
FROM the United Nations-controlled airport outside town, the flag appears as a white dot near the base of the massif whose blue-grey bulk dominates the southwestern horizon of Sarajevo.As long as that flag flies, the 360,000 people trapped in the Bosnian...
Budget Squeeze Plays
BUDGET brinksmanship is under way again in Washington.House Budget Committee chairman Dan Rostenkowski (D) of Illinois and Senate Finance Committee chairman Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D) of New York are ironing out the remaining differences between their...
China Resents US Resolution on Its Bid for 2000 Olympics
AFTER months of hyped promotion of its Olympic ambitions, China has lost its cool over United States Congressional opposition to Beijing's bid to host the 2000 Summer Games.On Monday, the US House of Representatives backed a resolution urging the International...
Christopher's Mideast Trip Shifts Its Focus
SECRETARY of State Warren Christopher heads for the Middle East this weekend, hoping to prevent United States peace efforts for the region from becoming a casualty of Israel's offensive in southern Lebanon.The original intent of Secretary Christopher's...
Events
CLINTON CONSIDERS AIR POWER IN BOSNIA President Clinton said yesterday morning that the United States would "seriously consider" using air power in Bosnia-Herzegovina if asked to defend United Nations peacekeepers. Mr. Clinton, whose senior foreign-policy...
For Japan's LDP, Political Curtain Falls - for Now A Coalition of Socialists and Conservatives Hopes to Elect the Next Premier in August
DESPITE diverse political stripes, seven Japanese parties pieced together a patchwork coalition yesterday and now can bring down the curtain on the 38-year rule of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party."The party's over for the Liberal Democrats," declared...
Fresh Berry Pancakes
FRESH BERRY PANCAKES</P><P>Since the Royal Canadian Pancake House prefers not to give out recipes, we offer this one from "The Breakfast Book," by Marion Cunningham.</P><P>Of the recipe, she writes, "This basic pancake tastes...
Gingrich Sees Likely Success for Clinton's Economic Plan
FROM his view on the sidelines, one of the Republicans' top gadflies predicts President Clinton will succeed in passing his deficit-reduction package."I have to believe, technically, that when you get to the crunch, you can get 50 senators and 218 House...
Higher Taxes Jeopardize New Jobs Small-Business People, Hardest Hit by New Taxes, Say They Will Create Fewer Jobs
WITH national unemployment stuck at around 7 percent, the defense industry still shrinking, and layoffs continuing at Fortune 500 giants such as Procter & Gamble and IBM, the nation could use a job-creating boost from small business.But many economists...
Huge Toll from South Asia Floods Tied to Environmental Degradation Effects of Deforestation Devastate India, Nepal, and Bangladesh
ACROSS South Asia, floods caused by torrential rains are drowning farmers and their cattle, tearing roofs from rafters, and sweeping virtually everything away.The torrents that have killed nearly 3,000 people in three countries in South Asia in the last...
In the Lottery, Even A Winner Can Lose
THE most popular parlor game in Boston this week centers around an intriguing question: If you found a lottery ticket worth $10,000, then learned the identity of the person who owned it, what would you do?The issue is far from hypothetical. Last week...
Midwest Leaders Deplore Delay in Congress
FOR Midwesterners devastated by the flood of 1993, there is no shortage of compassion. Help has arrived in the form of clean water from southern Florida, snack foods from Kraft Foods, diapers from the Walgreens pharmacy chain, and manpower from just...
Personal Computer Wars Cross Atlantic to Europe Computermakers Are Building New Capacity More Quickly Than the PC Market Is Growing; Analysts Expect a Shakeout among Large Firms
TWO PC magazines were bought within 12 hours of each other: one in France, one in the United States. Each magazine carries an advertisement for a Dell 486SX-class personal computer.A couple years ago, the price difference across the Atlantic would have...
Rebuilding as the Waters Recede
NOW that the waters have (we hope) crested in the severe flooding of the midwestern United States, the story of battling the river gradually gives way to the story of communities pulling themselves together and beginning to heal. The patchwork quilt...
Reggie Lewis
SPORTS and sports figures play an unusually strong role in Boston and New England. With the Red Sox, Bruins, and Celtics, the traditions run a bit deeper, the sports writers are a bit tougher, the fans a bit more knowledgeable. These are our teams, this...
Sacrifice: The Key to Deficit Reduction
IT will be a tragedy of the first order if Congress does not agree on a credible deficit-reduction program before its summer recess. This must not be allowed to happen.When Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell (D) of Maine was asked the other day about...
Slovenia, and the Living Is Easy Imported Cars Fill Streets, Bistros Draw Crowds as Former Yugoslav Republic Begins to Prosper
AS Slovenia enters its third year of independence, life in this elegant Renaissance and Baroque capital looks typical of a Western city.The city center is clogged with cars - plenty of German and Japanese makes among the ubiquitous Polish-made Fiats...
Small Memphis Firm Has Big Stake in Cheerleading
JEFF WEBB, president of Varsity Spirit Corp., is attending summer camp for cheerleaders.During July and August this former high school and college cheerleader tours some of the 223 cheerleader and dance team camps established by Varsity Spirit Corp.,...
Somalia's Lessons for UN
IT is fashionable now to say that the United Nations has overplayed its hand in Somalia, following the recent air operations against Gen. Mohamed Farah Aideed. The sad-eyed sages who offer this judgment, however, usually are mute on the matter of what...
The Look of Luxe: Paris Adores Rich Fabrics Couturiers Unveil a Tapestry of Fabrics for Their Made-to-Order Clothes, Including Lace, Brocade, and Embroidered Satin
HAUTE hems are the big haute couture surprise for fall as the world's highest-priced clothes reach new highs on the thighs.From dangerously short "micro skirts" at Chanel to Mod-inspired minis with lace-and-ribbon lavished pantyhose at Gianni Versace...
The Neighborhood Spy Ring
THE Undercover Detective Agency has been reactivated; a new generation of secret operatives is at work. But the story properly begins with the agency's last meeting, in late 1966. A founding member, I have taken it upon myself to declassify the minutes:November,...
To Spare a Levee, Farmland Is Flooded Bold Strategy Is Employed by St. Louis-Area River Town
REDUCED to basics, what Emerald Loida and the United States Army Corps of Engineers have done is stop the Mississippi River by letting water leak in the back door while keeping it from bursting through the front door.To some the tactic is a straight...
Transportation-Bill Battle Gives Insight on Gridlock, Power Plays in Congress
IN public, lawmakers argue about the major issues of the day. In private, they often battle over more-mundane concerns, such as committee turf. But in recent weeks, one of those behind-the-scenes battles has broken into public view, providing a glimpse...
Unwrapping the Russian Enigma
LENIN'S TOMB: THE LAST DAYS OF THE SOVIET EMPIRE By David Remnick. Random House, 576 pp., $25.AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS: THE INSIDE STORY OF THE END OF THE COLD WAR By Michael R. Beschloss and Strobe Talbott. Little, Brown, 498 pp., $24.95.INSIDE GORBACHEV'S...
Windows on an Artist's World
WHEN I go to New York City to visit friends, a walk on Madison Avenue is a stimulating change from my daily walk at home in the Adirondack Mountains where the glimpse of a pileated woodpecker or a bald eagle may be the most exciting event in a season.On...
Writer's Reflections on Years in Moscow
David Remnick covered what he calls "the last days of one of the cruelest regimes in human history" for the Washington Post. Now at The New Yorker, he discussed his new book, "Lenin's Tomb," while in Boston recently.Prior to Gorbachev, Western journalists...
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