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 15, 1994

After Cairo
THE United Nations conference on population and development, which ended this week, has given the world a 113-page action plan. Yet the meeting will have little to show for itself besides another tome occupying shelf space unless individual nations -...
`A Hunger for Life' the Tranquil Appearance of Bosnia's Capital Belies the Quiet Desperation of Its Citizens
THE spires of gray-brown smoke rising day and night above Sarajevo's rooftops no longer mark the impacts of the Bosnian Serb shells that lashed the city for almost two years.These days, the fumes roil from fires lit in futile battles to reduce the hills...
Barry, Incumbents Triumph in Primaries
THE year's biggest primary election day brought redemption for Marion Barry, the former crack-smoking mayor of Washington, rejection for Bruce Sundlun - the troubled governor of Rhode Island - and big wins for many incumbents.Mr. Barry, who served six...
Broad Spectrum of Dadaism Illuminated in Zurich Exhibit
AT the entrance to the Kunsthaus, Zurich's renowned museum of fine arts, a poster in a nonexistent language startles an unprepared visitor. Adding to the puzzler is a tape-recording of a voice uttering unintelligible words. From the ceiling in the hall...
Bumper Midwest Crop Should Hold Down Prices for Consumers
A YEAR after flood waters caused unsurpassed devastation in the Midwest, United States farmers have bounced back and begun to reap a bumper corn crop and a record soybean harvest."Almost everywhere around us we are looking at a good crop this year,"...
Cairo Conference Shifts Focus of Population Effort
AFTER nine days of painstaking debate, the International Conference on Population and Development ended Tuesday with a compromise plan that for the first time stresses the importance of women in efforts to curb the rapid growth of the human family.The...
Campaigns for Governors Hit on Anticrime Theme
TEXAN Ann Richards has a record on crime that a Republican governor might envy: tougher sentencing and parole laws for violent felons, a colossal prison-expansion program, and a decline in crime despite an increase in population.Yet Governor Richards,...
Challenging the Bias That Measures by Age
IN Japan, where reverence for older people has traditionally run deep, today is Respect for Elders Day. Local governments are holding celebrations, and young people are encouraged to call their grandparents or send them a gift.The quaintly named event,...
Clinton Tries to Rally US Behind Invasion of Haiti Warships Stand by, but Members of Congress Resist the Move
PRESIDENT Clinton is rallying both United States warships and his own words as the administration makes its final preparations for an expected invasion of Haiti.The warships are the aircraft carriers USS America and USS Eisenhower, which are now at sea...
Events
MONITORS HEAD FOR BOSNIA-SERB BORDER The first batch of international monitors headed to Yugoslavia yesterday to begin verifying that Serbia has stopped supplying Bosnian Serbs with war materiel. The initial team will be an international staff of...
Finding the Right Look in the Mirror
A FEW summers ago, I tacked up an inexpensive mirror on the wall of our Jersey seashore apartment.If you look into it from a certain angle, you can see the ocean meet the sky, and find yourself wondering where one leaves off and the other begins.From...
Fledgling Gourmets Get Boost from Step-by-Step Cookbook
IN a busy supermarket here, a 27-year-old advertising representative, who identifies himself only as Peter, wheels a shopping cart slowly along the meat counter.In the poultry section, he picks up a 4-pound package of boneless chicken breasts and...
Gaza: Things Change, Yet Remain the Same despite New Freedoms, a Year after Peace Deal, Residents Still Feel Force of Israeli Control
THE once deserted beaches are bustling with people strolling on the golden sand or sipping tea and fresh mango juice in the long row of cafes that borders the Mediterranean Sea.Gaza City, lit up at night, is a dramatic contrast to the dark, deadly silent...
Get Real in Macedonia
SMALL, multiethnic Macedonia - situated in the midst of roiling Albania, Greece, Bulgaria, and Serbia - is a tripwire in an explosive region. The Clinton administration should learn from three years of war in South Europe and establish diplomatic relations...
Greeters Sweeten the Big Apple New York Volunteers Are Matched with Tourists to Serve as Their Contacts, Coaches, Guides
WHEN Sigrid Rolles and her son Roland planned a trip to the United States from Germany, they knew that their first stop would be New York City.Having never been to New York, Mrs. Rolles decided to do some research ahead of time. Through an ad in her...
Gunmen Clash with Troops in Hutu Suburb in Burundi
CLASHES between troops and gunmen in Burundi's capital, Bujumbura, resumed for a second straight day yesterday, and residents started leaving under military supervision.Witnesses said shooting in the northern suburb of Kamenge, which broke out on Monday...
Hamilton: US Must Invade to Maintain `Credibility' SAVING FACE
INVADING Haiti to oust its military regime is now the only feasible option because "the prestige and reliability of American foreign policy" are on the line, according to Rep. Lee Hamilton (D) of Indiana, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.None...
Indians Say Land Is Not Quebec's for the Taking as Quebec's New Premier Talks of Independence, Native Tribes with Claims to Two-Thirds of the Land Say They Are Not So Ready to Go Along
JACQUES PARIZEAU, Quebec's newly elected separatist premier, wants an independent Quebec nation in a year. Standing in his way are Quebec's natives - especially the Mohawks of Kahnawake."I was born right over there," says Billy Two Rivers, a Mohawk tribal...
In Mexico's `Fair' Election, PRI's Cash Spoke Volumes
MANY viewed the peaceful voting in Mexico on Aug. 21 and quickly judged the election a success. What they saw was a massive turnout of more than 75 percent of the electorate; voters who were able to mark their ballots and have them counted in what appeared...
Making Sense of A Peevish China
IN recent weeks, the communist regime in Beijing has been behaving in an increasingly testy manner:* In the face of rather modest democratic reforms in Hong Kong in the waning days of British rule, Beijing has delivered itself of a tantrum and announced...
Nonprofit Radio Counts Down to a Launch into Cyberspace
IN the last 25 years, public radio has grown from a scruffy pack of isolated stations to a nationally coordinated broadcasting force, reaching up to 20 million listeners weekly.But like its media counterparts in print and television, heightened competition...
ON STAGE an Occasional Update of New York Theater Happenings
* INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PUPPET THEATER (At the New York Shakespeare Festival through Sept. 18): This is the second edition of a festival that is proving to be wildly popular with critics and audiences alike. Presented by the Jim Henson Foundation,...
Progress Is Certain
THE day mirrored my thoughts. It was a dreary and cold winter day. I felt about as depressed and dreary as the day looked. My life just didn't seem to be going anywhere. I was in college and still living at home. Although I loved my folks, I longed...
Qaddafi Still Defiant after 25 Years as Ruler on Anniversary of Revolution, Libya's Economy Is Ailing, the People Are Tired of Their Pariah Status, and Their Fiery Dictator Feels Cornered by a UN Air Embargo, US Threats
THE Libyan government rarely allows foreign journalists to visit the country, but it invited some 200 - and paid for their stay - for the 25th anniversary of Col. Muammar Qaddafi's revolution on Sept. 1.Colonel Qaddafi put on a brave face for the party....
Radical NRA Tactics Backfire for One Longtime Member We Can't Have Government by Those Who Scream Loudest
THE National Rifle Association was once a powerful and respected lobbying force on Capitol Hill that could marshal its forces and torpedo most gun-control legislation before it was launched.The NRA is still powerful. But it no longer commands the respect...
School-to-Work Ethic Infuses Fashion Institute Keeping Its Ties to the Apparel Industry, the New York College Hones Its New Curricula - Such as Toy Design
IF the Fashion Institute of Technology were to choose an advertising slogan, it might be something like: "We teach fashion ... and a whole lot more."Celebrating its 50th anniversary, F.I.T. - as it is more commonly known - has woven its education into...
Shift on Washington-Taipei Ties Might Give a Boost to US Business Upgrade in Relations Could Bring Adverse Reaction from China
TAIWAN has ambitious plans for the 21st century, highlighted by a $224 billion National Development Plan aimed at making the Asian island nation a center for transportation, communications, and trade.That spells opportunity for the foreign firms, including...
Traces of Living
LESLEY Dill leaves me guessing. The nature of her work is secretive. She may g, a shape like a figure, but it is really an apparition.Once we get close, get inside, the work slips through our fingers and we are in the dark. What we are left with is a...
US Cautious about Talks with North Korea
THE issue of North Korea's nuclear ambitions is not as captivating as it was early this summer, when US television crews converged on Seoul to chronicle United States air strikes on the North or even nuclear confrontation.Instead, the US and North Korea...
Vegetarian Tostada
VEGETARIAN TOSTADA</P><P>1/4 cup water</P><P>1 tablespoon tomato paste</P><P>1 teaspoon chili powder, or to taste</P><P>1/8 teaspoon ground cumin</P><P>Dash of hot-pepper sauce, or to taste</P><P>1...
Voice-Processing Services Link Telephones with PCs Seattle Firm Hits Mark with Those Who Shun Call-Handling
A SHOEHORN. A paper clip. A spring.Images of these classic devices, all easy to use, are prominently displayed on the first page of Active Voice Corporation's annual report. The company then adds to the list its voice-processing service, based around...
Worth Noting on TV
* THURSDAY</P><P>After-School Specials (ABC, 4-5 p.m.): One of the commercial networks' more public-spirited series is this one about social issues as they affect school-age kids. The season premiere, "Boys Will Be Boys," was inspired...