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 April 8, 1993

A Film for All the Family `the Adventures of Huck Finn' Follows the Disney-Classic Formula
FAMILY films are making a comeback. There's growing evidence to support this conclusion - from the success of a PG romp like "Groundhog Day" to the enthusiasm over "The Adventures of Huck Finn," the most exciting release from Walt Disney Pictures in...
A Texas Hero's Life
ALTHOUGH he's known as the "father of Texas," Sam Houston was born in Virginia and served as the governor of Tennessee before his legendary days in Texas.In honor of the 200th anniversary of Houston's birth, historian Marshall De Bruhl has written a...
Broad Approach to Old-Growth Forests between Spotted Owls and Land-Use Fees, the Western US Is Grappling with the Global Challenge of Sustainable Development
PRESIDENT Clinton's forest conference in Portland, Ore., to review the issue of the Pacific Northwest forests should dispel any notion that this is simply a regional conflict.Although portrayed by many as an isolated turf war between spotted owls and...
Clinton Must Keep Promise to Protect Public Lands
A CENTURY of exploitation and abuse by ranchers, miners, and timber interests has left United States public lands in the West in shameful environmental condition. Since these lands are profitable only if they are also bountiful, it is essential that...
Clinton Sells His Jobs Bill after Setback in the Senate
THE debate over President Clinton's $16.3 billion economic-stimulus package has now moved from the Senate to the country at large.Earlier this week, the 43 Republican senators managed to prevent a vote on the economic package; the Democrats consistently...
Consumer Advocate Raps Business Ethics in '90S INTERVIEW
ALMOST 30 years after his famous book "Unsafe at Any Speed," Ralph Nader is still campaigning for the American consumer.He spoke last week on consumer rights in real estate at a conference sponsored by the Massachusetts Homebuyers Club. In his typically...
Events
ARMENIA'S ATTACK SPURS UN DEMAND</P><P>Armenia yesterday launched a new attack in its war with Azerbaijan over disputed Nagorno-Karabakh, and the United Nations Security Council demanded that the former Soviet republic cease its latest...
Go under the Heads of Mideast Diplomats
DEEP problems exist in the faltering Arab-Israeli "peace process." An Israeli government supposedly committed to negotiations has escalated the violence and repression against Palestinians. The Palestinian leadership, with nothing to show its people...
Lanford Wilson's `Redwood Curtain' Dwarfed by Set Design the Writing and Characterization Fail to Live Up to the Playwright's Best Efforts
REDWOOD CURTAINA new play by Lanford Wilson. Directed by Marshall W. Mason. At the Brroks Atkinson Theatre.WHEN the curtain rises at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, there is a collective gasp as the audience sees the magnificent vision of a redwood forest...
Lenten Fast Enriches Russian Easter Feast Many Orthodox Families, Now Living in the US, Will Hold Traditional Celebrations - from Cooking to Decorating to Churchgoing
NATALIE GANSON and her family will soon be setting an Easter table to reflect their native Russian culture.The Roslindale, Mass. resident, whose parents emigrated from Europe to the United States after World War II, says her two older brothers and their...
Library of Congress Sets off Debate with Its Plan to Sell Computer Data
THE United States Library of Congress is gearing up for an information revolution.The "goal is establishing a library without walls," proclaims Jacqueline Hess, the director of the Library of Congress's National Demonstration Lab.The library - the largest...
Long-Range Strategy for the Former Yugoslavia
Regarding the editorial "Airdrops and Ethnic Cleansing," March 11: The editorial's thrust is for a long-range strategy as part of a coherent national policy. It is well past time for a sea change in our nation's functioning as the leader of the West...
Mayoral Candidates Pursue Hispanic Vote in New York
THE New York City mayor's race is still five months away, but a bevy of contenders is already jockeying for the support of a key ethnic constituency: the Hispanic vote.Although Hispanics cast only 15 percent of the votes in the city's last mayoral election,...
Mexican Corruption and NAFTA US Businessmen Are Up in Arms over Bribery and Unfair Practices in Mexico, Which May Become a Serious Issue in the Free Trade Debate
CHARLES HARRIS is in Mexico posting his version of Old West "Wanted" posters.WANTED: A clean Mexican judge.REWARD: $300,000 for anybody who can collect an unpaid loan in a Mexican court without paying a bribe or illegally influencing the judge.Since...
Mubarak-Clinton Talks Leave Deportation Issue Unresolved
PRESIDENT Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, in meetings this week with President Clinton, has failed to persuade the United States to reopen the issue of 396 Palestinians deported by Israel to southern Lebanon. This issue could stymie efforts to restart Arab-Israeli...
Mubarak's Message to Clinton
EGYPTIAN President Hosni Mubarak's visit to the United States this week was high profile, with mixed results. Mr. Mubarak, the first Arab leader to meet with President Clinton, offered advice about curbing the international terrorism of Islamic fundamentalists...
New York City Shifts Strategy on Homeless Program Uses Early Intervention to Prevent Homelessness
PRODDED in part by several recent court actions, New York City is making major changes in the way it deals with the city's estimated 90,000 homeless residents. Yet critics are not satisfied with the speed and depth of the shifts and more court challenges...
Personal Stigma Eases as Bankruptcy Lines Grow Ever Longer GOING BROKE
IN 1984, Loren Schmerler lost $150,000 on the stock market. That loss wiped out his savings of 15 years. In the next three years he tried to pay back his creditors. Faced with constant phone calls and threatened lawsuits, he offered a repayment plan...
Political Crisis Shakes Pakistani Government Rift with President, Cabinet Resignations Weaken Premier
DEEPENING cracks in Pakistan's government call into question the stability of the country's democracy and threaten the future of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.At least four senior Cabinet ministers and a prime ministerial adviser have all resigned during...
Program for `Welfare Dads' Aims to Get Them Working to Support Their Children
CHARLES ROY STRICKLAND JR. has something he hasn't had for a while: a steady job and a better relationship with his son. "We think we know how," he says of parenting. But he's learned some lessons in recent months.Harrison Sampson is working in the same...
Sexual Revolution - Women Pay the Cost
THEY are a professional couple in their 30s, happily married, with good jobs in the city and a mortgage in the suburbs. They long to have a family. But so far, the room they've decorated as a nursery remains empty. Inevitably, the wife wonders if she...
Sudan Crisis Heightened by Threat to Aid Workers Millions Are in Need of Food as Rebels Trade Accusations over Murders
IN a crisis overshadowed by Somalia and the conflict in the former Yugoslavia, 2.8 million people in southern Sudan caught in the continuing civil war are in need of urgent food relief.But even as the United Nations pursues a worldwide appeal for funds...
Texas Oilman Persists in Case against Pemex Union Officials
`I'VE had a .38-caliber revolver held to my head," says Texas businessman Bill Flanigan. "And my attorney's kids have been threatened to force him to drop the case."But the threats have not deterred Mr. Flanigan. He persists in trying to collect on some...
The Buying and Selling of African Art in Paris Three Dealers Seek Classical, Ritually Made Objects to Fulfill Collectors' Aims
PIERRE AMROUCHE, who deals in African art, shares a small gallery on the Rue Visconti with two partners who sell modern art. The primitive and the modern: it seems a felicitous combination.But Mr. Amrouche is a little skeptical. His experience tells...
The Ferocious Act of Drawing
AN explosion may not be a destructive force. We talk without dismay of an explosion of color. An egg breaks to release the chick into free movement; a seed pod may violently burst to spread its seeds far and wide. Fireworks, exploding with momentous...
The Linked Verse Growing from Linked Lives
THOUGH I've known David for years and our paths have crossed at numerous poetry events, it is only recently that we've really become friends. Ours is one of those rare connections where so much of one person's experience is mirrored in the other's, where...
Tiny Gibraltar Pins Hopes on Tax-Free Status
JOSEPH BOSSANO comes across as a man of contradictions: He calls himself a socialist but has built a successful political career on a platform of ultra-low taxes and free enterprise; he heads one of Britain's last colonies but preaches the principle...
What Leverage in Central Asia?
NEWS reports from the six mostly Muslim republics of the former Soviet Union often have concentrated on the competition for influence over them by Middle Eastern states. Turkey, Iran, and Pakistan constantly dispatch diplomats to Central Asia and Azerbaijan....
What Would Your Diary Reveal?
A FRIEND--one who notes this kind of thing--recently told me something about diaries that I found intriguing. Diary entries of teenage girls after about the 1950s focused largely on their relationship with boys. But similar diary entries in the eighteeneth...
What You Learn at College Counts More Than Where
EDUCATION snobs may turn up their noses at the idea of going to a community college. But new research indicates that a student at a two-year college gets as good a return per year of education in higher earnings after leaving school as a student of a...
Who's Playing Politics?
HEREWITH a few words about spring break, filibusters, and playing politics.When members of Congress returned home for Easter recess this week, President Clinton took an opportunity on Tuesday to tweak Senate Republicans for holding up his jobs package....
Zubkova Family Kulich
ZUBKOVA FAMILY KULICH</P><P>Natalie Ganson remembers her paternal grandmother's recipe for Easter bread. `Incidentally,' says Ms. Ganson, `she wasn't a very good cook!'</P><P>But, culinary skills aside, nearly all Russian Orthodox...

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