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 September 1, 1993

A Small Boy from a Russian Orphanage
I AM standing on the seventh-floor balcony of an apartment building overlooking the heart of Moscow. It is a dark city, some might say grim. It looks and feels as if it has been worn down to its bare bones: broken sidewalks, cracked facades, weeds rooted...
Beyond the Wall: Leipzigers Take Stock of Their Progress toward Capitalism
WHAT do Leipzigers think about the enormous changes since the fall of Communism?Ask the unemployed, and they are likely to remark that things were better in the old days. Ask someone with a job, and the response is more positive. The intellectuals give...
Britain's Muslims See Bias in State Aid Program for Schools
A MUSLIM school with 180 elementary-age pupils has become a test case of Britain's official policy of treating all ethnic and religious communities equally.Groups representing the country's 2 million Muslims are accusing the government of discriminating...
Events
YUGOSLAVIA PEACE TALKS RESUME Bosnia's warring factions reportedly made no progress Aug. 31 on a plan to divide the country along ethnic lines, despite a mediator's warning that without agreement, Serb forces might slice Bosnia in two. As peace talks...
Father and Son on the Green
WRITING, painting, or music can often capture the splendor of the best of life, but occasionally, life mirrors art. An experience occurred recently that brought this home to me: Our student son Mark and I enjoyed a round of seaside golf near the Giant's...
Fatherless?
MY sister and I grew up without a father in the house. And sometimes I thought that I missed out by not having a dad--someone to play catch with or just talk with about the things children can talk with their father about.While our mother never said...
FEMA Is `Not Waiting' for the Winds to Die Down Applying Lessons Learned from Hurricane Andrew, the Federal Emergency Management Agency Is Getting a Jump on Emily's Cleanup
A YEAR ago, four days passed from the predawn landfall of hurricane Andrew on the south Florida coast to when federal forces mobilized for disaster relief.The next day, the first 7,000 troops arrived, and the largest disaster-relief operation in American...
Ford Proves Eager to Hammer out Auto Union Contract
THE nation's No. 2 automaker is now the No. 1 target of the United Autoworkers Union.On Aug. 30, the UAW named Ford Motor Company its strike target, putting on hold contract talks with General Motors Corporation and Chrysler Corporation. That gives Ford...
Forecasting Hurricanes: A Very Uncertain Business
FOR meteorologists, hurricane Emily provides an example of both the effectiveness and the limitations of the modern hurricane-forecasting system.Meteorologists can spot such storms early and track their development for days. They can give timely warnings...
France Moves to Protect Revered Part of Life - and Its Reputation Modernity Hits the Baguette, Which Is Soon to Be Sold under a Label
IT is a quintessentially French scene: As meal time approaches, in hurried cities and peaceful villages alike, Frenchmen head home with a golden, naked baguette of bread - or two - clutched resolutely in hand or wedged insouciantly under an arm.The most...
Germany in Europe's Crisis Europe Still Needs US Leadership, but German Role Is Also Crucial
A POSTER in Bonn's central market square put it bluntly: "Europa stirbt in Sarajewo" (Europe is dying in Sarajevo). It referred to the ideal that has guided Western Europe since World War II: unity for the common good. Spurred by the menace from the...
Government Auditor Faces Its Own Audit Congress to Hold Hearings on Alleged Bias and Leaks in the General Accounting Office
THE General Accounting Office (GAO) is a lightning rod of sorts on Capitol Hill. Supporters consider the investigative agency an unfairly maligned messenger. Critics contend that it's an inefficient and biased bureaucracy that panders to the congressional...
Gray Leipzig Rises like a Peacock Leipzig, Once a Beacon of Protest in the Revolution against Communist Rule, Is Suddenly Prosperous. but City Residents Sometimes Feel like `Hired Help.'
LEIPZIG, seat of the 1989 East German revolution, used to look like a scratched, black-and-white movie.Coated with soot from coal furnaces, this gray city was often shrouded by dense fog, intensified by industrial smoke and exhaust belching from the...
Info in the Fast Lane
FOR years the "information superhighway" has stretched out like the yellow brick road - a beguiling phrase for a promising fantasy. Now, the once-upon-a-time concept is about to be wired up.A federal court in Virginia has overturned a law prohibiting...
Israeli Deal Stuns Palestinians What Some Are Calling a Major Triumph for the PLO - Talks with Israel - Could Split the Organization
A SUDDEN and unexpected deal between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has stunned Palestinians, raising hopes that the peace and sovereignty they have long sought might become reality. But many are also deeply concerned that...
Israel-PLO Deal Spurs Fierce Debate on Security Reversal in Israeli Negotiating Strategy Touches off Political Struggle
ISRAELI negotiators were met their Arab counterparts in Washington on Aug. 31 amid expectations that they would sign a deal to place the Israeli-occupied Gaza Strip and West Bank city of Jericho under Palestinian self-rule.But, back at home, hopes of...
Japanese Reformers Revamp Democracy Government Proposals Aim to Shift Power from Rural to Urban Voters and Eliminate Political Corruption
UNTIL December, the country with the world's second- largest economy will be absorbed with reinventing its democracy.Japan's new government has dedicated itself almost solely to revamping politics, from how candidates should campaign to how many parties...
Medieval Meets Modern German Town Retains Its Antique Charm - and Wires for Cable
ROTHENBURG exudes the kind of charm one expects from Germany's "Romantic Road." Cobbled streets. A 600-year-old apothecary. Churches and fortifications that date from the Middle Ages.But hold onto your lederhosen. Even medieval walls can't stop all progress....
Muslims in China Protest Children's Book
* Muslims across northern China are protesting the publication of a book they say offends Islam and are demanding the death penalty for the authors, Western witnesses say.Officials speaking on condition of anonymity in Beijing and Chengdu, the capital...
Pakistan's Ambitious Economic Reforms Target Feudal Lords BREAKING WITH TRADITION
PAKISTANIS are being forced to tighten their belts to make up for several years of irresponsible economic management, which has left public finances in a mess.Moeen Qureshi, a former vice president of the World Bank, who was appointed transitional prime...
Post Post-Cold War Era
RUSSIAN troops have been in Lithuania since 1940, but on Aug. 31 all but 150 were being withdrawn. Their departure is an important step, paving the way for withdrawal from Estonia and Latvia. But its accomplishment was not clean. Moscow felt provoked...
Russians Don't Get No Respect US's Lagging Support for Reforms and Its Bid for Influence in Ex-Soviet Republics Annoy Moscow
RUSSIAN Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin's current visit to the United States is coming at a sensitive time for his government.With Russia more vulnerable than ever to a nationalist backlash, reformers in Moscow anxiously hope Mr. Chernomyrdin's US...
Scientists Veto Reboot Plan for Mars Probe
SCIENTISTS still want to talk with the missing Mars Observer spacecraft, but they think that trying to restart its central computer is too risky.A proposal to restart or "reboot" the computer was rejected on Aug. 30 by project scientists at the National...
Some Perspectives on Violent Crime
IT may be simply that we have just been through August, when the newspapers and newscasts seem to be filled by default with reports of crime and violence. But however much news organizations play up these tragedies, they aren't inventing them out of...
Striking a Chord with Children in Crisis A Touring Choir Program Boosts Spirits of Young Victims of African Violence
THE boys are outfitted in purple shirts with black pants; the girls in bright blue and green dresses with white ankle socks and shiny black shoes. When they step on stage to perform, the 27 Ugandan children look like radiant butterflies as they lift...
The Art of Undoing Violence Is Finding Its Own Place in Classrooms and Streets
FOR many communities, violence is a fact of life. But across the country, educators and local leaders are launching programs to teach children and families new ways to resolve conflict.Helen Swan, a Kansas City, Mo., social worker and the creator of...
The Malling of Eastern Germany
THE thinking behind the "malling of America" has taken root in east Germany.Outside every major city here, bulldozers are turning green fields into office parks and shopping malls.The usual incentives of space and favorable development costs partly explain...
The Unbundled Society
OUR worklife is being unbundled around us. People are released from jobs in layoffs - the most radical form of unbundling. Others are released within organizations to regroup in new teams, alignments, or divisions, which themselves may last only months....
Three Women's Lives in a Mexican Village
HARRIET DOERR published her first novel at the age of 74. That was nine years ago. "Stones for Ibarra," a collection of linked stories set in a little Mexican town, went on to win that year's American Book Award for First Fiction.Asked what was next...
US Promotes A Cease-Fire in Azerbaijan
THE United States on Aug. 30 pushed for the former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan to accept a temporary cease-fire plan in its war with Armenia, a day after a no-confidence referendum was held on the country's fugitive president.Washington still considers...
Yellow Cab Scheme Hits Financial Hurdles
PAKISTAN has been flooded with about 51,000 new, fancy yellow cabs in the last two years, thanks to a scheme begun by Nawaz Sharif, the former prime minister.From the largest urban centers to the remotest villages, it is hard not to see a slick yellow...
Yiddish, Nearly Lost, Is Reviving Even in Israel, Where Hebrew Is Prescribed, the Jews' Vernacular Tongue Regains Usage
A SYNCOPATED rhythm pounds behind an electric guitar in what sounds like a concert of modern music. But the words are an anachronism: They are sung in Yiddish. Mendi Kahane, a young Israeli composer, has launched a style until now unheard of: Yiddish...
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