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 7, 1994

Ames Likely Exposed US Mole at Spy School, Says Retired KGB Man
HIDDEN in a forest northwest of Moscow, close to the dachas of Soviet Army marshals and Communist Party Politburo members, are the modern multi-story buildings of the Andropov Red Banner Institute, or as it is more prosaically known to its inhabitants,...
Arrests of Dissidents May Jeopardize China's Trade Status
ARRESTS of prominent Chinese dissidents have left the United States in a fix over future trade with China.Wei Jingsheng, China's most famous dissident, was detained March 4 for a day and then released. He has since mysteriously left Beijing for an undisclosed...
A Showcase of Ideas from Inner-City School Educators in One of the City's Poorest Areas Give Up on Integration as a Solution to Racism. Their New Goal: Turn Lives around Here. Series: CONTAINING RACISM. A PHILADELPHIA STORY. Part 1 of a 4 Part Series. First of Two Stories Appearing Today
WHEN the white lady in brightly colored business suits and heels first started combing the blocks of tenements and abandoned buildings looking for her kids, the people in the neighborhood were sure she had lost her mind.Every weekday morning at 8:45,...
Cause-Marketing: Companies Look beyond the Bottom Line
AMERICAN companies - from automakers to fashion designers - are using a unique kind of advertising to stand out from the crowd and increase customer loyalty.New York-based menswear maker Members Only, for example, designates its entire marketing budget...
Cities Identify `Risk Factors' That Lead to Juvenile Crime
THE Rev. Keith Miller III, a Baptist minister and community activist in Washington, D.C., tells the story of a man who keeps diving into a river to save drowning children as they are swept by his fishing spot. Finally the exhausted man trudges upstream...
Clinton's Lawyer Felled by His Political Lapses WHITEWATER
Last summer, after deputy White House counsel Vincent Foster committed suicide, Bernard Nussbaum paced frenetically, intently, in the drive between the White House and the Executive Office Building.Inside, reporters had just finished grilling White House...
Computers Making College Applications Convenient and Fast
APPLYING to college used to mean filling out reams of paper forms at the typewriter. Today, more students are turning on their computers instead.Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, makes its application available on the Internet. New York-based MacApply...
Criminals, but Still Children
FOR frontline veterans of trench warfare, they show few signs of battle fatigue or shell shock. Their morale is surprisingly good, considering that they are as familiar with defeat as with victory.These soldiers are the men and women who operate America's...
Cronkite on the Changing Media the Seasoned Newscaster Speaks of His Concern for Journalism's Direction
AS the longtime anchor of CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite earned a reputation for telling it straight. His meticulous and avuncular style made him one of the most trusted newscasters in television history, and an influential force on the news business.While...
Democrats, Media Distorted Economic Data in '92 Election Study Shows Recovery Well under Way by November Vote
I COMPLAINED during the 1992 campaign about the way the United States economy was being reported - and the impact of this misrepresentation on the electorate. Available data showed that the bottom of the recession had come in the spring of 1991, and...
Ethnic Russians Realize Kazakhs `Are Bosses Now' Voters Go to the Polls Today in Kazakhstan, Which May Become the Richest Ex-Soviet State, amid Rising Concern over Discrimination
MINER Yakov Lakman, an ethnic German married to a Belarussian, spent the last four decades digging coal in this mining town in northern Kazakhstan, working grueling hours under dangerous conditions for pitiably low wages.Next month, Mr. Lakman plans...
Events
CLINIC SHOOTING ENDS IN CONVICTION Anti-abortion activist Michael Griffin was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison Saturday for the shooting of a doctor who was arriving at a clinic to perform abortions. The jury deliberated...
Exposing Western Myths of Japan
SINCE Commodore Matthew Perry sailed his warships into a harbor south of Edo (now Tokyo) in 1853 and compelled the insular shogunate to accept a commercial treaty with the United States, fear and animosity, mingled strangely with respect and fascination,...
Fiercely Black and White
BILL BRANDT: PHOTOGRAPHS 1928-1983. Edited with an introduction by Ian Jeffrey. Thames and Hudson. 192 pp., $24.95IT isn't easy to imagine the work of British photographer Bill Brandt in color. His images sear into the visual memory because of an...
Heseltine Steps Back into the Spotlight Conservative Gains Favor as Major Falls
MICHAEL HESELTINE, the high-flying Conservative politician who was defeated by Prime Minister John Major in his party's leadership contest in 1990, is again being talked about as a likely future prime minister.Political analysts say Britain's trade secretary,...
It's Decision Time for UN on Hebron INTERNATIONAL FORCE AT ISSUE
A UNITED Nations Security Council decision expected this week may help determine if and when Arab-Israeli peace talks resume.Much depends on the final wording and strength of support for a controversial resolution deploring the Feb. 25 massacre in Hebron...
Jordan's Potential Role in a Post-Saddam Iraq If Saddam Falls, King Hussein Is Well-Positioned to Play Midwife to Iraq's Reemergence into the Family of Nations, despite Lingering Anger over His Opposition to the Gulf War
ON July 14, 1958, Feisal, the young King of Iraq and cousin of Jordan's King Hussein, was brutally murdered in a sudden, unexpected coup dtat. A military dictatorship was installed in Baghdad, setting Iraq on a course that would lead eventually to President...
Judge Orders Equal Opportunity Series: CONTAINING RACISM. A PHILADELPHIA STORY. Part 1 of a 4 Part Series. Second of Two Articles Appearing Today
A PENNSYLVANIA judge has ruled that 40 years after the United States Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education, Philadelphia public schools are still separate and still unequal.In a scathing critique of city schools, Commonwealth Judge Doris...
Mortgage Rates Higher, but Americans Are Buying Housing Sales in US Plunged in January from an Unsustainably High December Rate, but Analysts Are Optimistic for the Future
NINETEEN Ninety Four could be a record year for home sales. This is despite a sharp drop in January home sales and a recent rise in mortgage rates, analysts say.The Commerce Department released its latest housing numbers last week, showing a 20.1 percent...
New Lease on Life for Britain's Independent Newspaper
* Britain's Independent newspaper, which saw itself as a loner amid big media alliances, has hitched up with the tabloid Mirror and two European newspapers in a marriage of convenience to avoid getting left on the shelf.The paper, launched in 1986 with...
Primaries Anyone?
SURPRISING as it may seem, 1994 is an election year. Typically, in off-year elections the party out of power gains seats - especially in the House. Republicans are tantalized by the notion of picking up as many as 25 House seats, cutting into the Democrats'...
Record Snowfall Takes Toll on Region's Economy FLAKE FALLOUT
AN unusally cold and fierce winter has had a dampening effect on New England's economic recovery.This year's frigid temperatures and heavy snowfall have contributed to slowdowns in construction, retail sales, and a drop in state tax revenues, among other...
Rent-to-Own Industry Gets Hit by Critics as Regulations Loom CONSUMER RIP-OFF?
THE rent-to-own industry has come under attack by consumer advocates at a time when it faces the likelihood of federal regulation.The 30-year-old RTO industry has grown to $3.9 billion in annual business. About 7,500 stores in the United States serve...
Revival of US Trade Law Actually Calms Japanese
WHATEVER reaction President Clinton intended to provoke in Japan last week, his reactivation of a tough US trade law known as "Super 301" was met by a quiet sigh of relief in Tokyo.Many Japanese political and business leaders saw the move, which allows...
Senate Leader's Plan to Quit Sends Ripples to All Points in Washington
WHEN Senate majority leader George Mitchell (D) of Maine announced that he was quitting Congress at the end of this year, official Washington was stunned. But on second thought, analysts said it wasn't so surprising."It's just a lousy job," notes Stephen...
Support for Aid to Russia Eroded, Hamilton Says US-RUSSIA
REP. LEE HAMILTON (D) of Indiana, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, says a tough battle is ahead for congressional supporters of assistance to the ex-Soviet Union. The Ames spy scandal, Mr. Hamilton told reporters at a Monitor breakfast...
The Bible and Health-Care Reform
MY family experienced health-care reform some years ago. My grandfather had a lung disease associated with his work in a foundry. His kindly doctors informed him that they had done all they could and that he would not live much longer. Then he turned ...
Today the Classroom, Tomorrow the World at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Engineering Students Come out of the Lab to Focus on the Human Impact of Their New Projects Worldwide
THE need to "think globally" is obvious for would-be diplomats and corporate managers. But what about aspiring engineers? Can't they simply bury themselves in their specifications and formulas?Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), a 129-year-old school...
Verdict in N.Y. Bomb Trial Seen as Signal to Terrorists US Declares Victory as Jury Convicts Four Men for the 1993 Bombing
THE United States government is hoping it has provided a lesson for would-be terrorists: If you try to operate in the US, you will be caught, tried and jailed, possibly for the rest of your life.That's the message following the conviction on Friday of...
Whitewater Ahead
THE Whitewater controversy claimed a political casualty last weekend with the resignation of White House chief counsel Bernard Nussbaum. Mr. Nussbaum referred to "those who do not understand, nor wish to understand, the role and obligation of a lawyer,...
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