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 November 25, 1992

1900s End as They Began: With Revolution in the `Wireless'
ONE by one, telecommunications is cutting the cords that bind.If cordless telephones let callers roam a few feet, cellular phones let them roam miles. Next on the agenda: a nationwide system of wireless communications, a portable phone that works anywhere.A...
A Core of Gratitude
MANY things have changed in my life since I was a child. But one thing has not. There is one day of the year I look forward to most of all. No, it is not the day of balloons and "happy birthday," though I like that day. And, no, it is not the day of...
Amid News of an Army Failure, Israeli Press Attacks Censorship REVIEWING THE CENSOR
AS details have leaked out about a botched Israeli Army training exercise three weeks ago that killed five soldiers, the affair has turned from personal tragedy, to embarrassment and scandal for military leaders, to a full-blown attack on Israel's pervasive...
A Passion for Birds, Far and Near
THE RULING PASSION OF JOHN GOULD: A BIOGRAPHY OF THE BRITISH AUDUBON By Isabella Tree, Grove Weidenfeld, 248 pp., $22.95.DANGEROUS BIRDS: A NATURALIST'S AVIARY By Janet Lembke, Lyons & Burford, 179 pp., $21.95.BIRDS are dangerous? Yes, to settled habits...
Attacks Cloud Key Role of Germany's Foreigners despite Rising Xenophobia, Longtime Residents Are Vital to Economy
GERMANY for the Germans."Although this slogan is shouted mostly by right-wing extremists these days, it also has some basis in government policy."Germany is no immigration country," Chancellor Helmut Kohl insists. Indeed, this country allows no general...
Clinton May Get Line-Item Veto Authority in '93 Onus It Puts on President Is Said to Outweigh the Measure's Impact in Reducing the Deficit
THE bad news for President-elect Clinton: It is just possible Congress may give him a form of the line-item veto that he says he wants.This is a power shift over the federal purse that presidents have sought for years. But the political responsibility...
Doughnuts, Even on Thanksgiving
A SUDDEN rain didn't help. It was cold enough already, a numbing, nasty wind coming hard across the Great Lakes Naval Training Center not far from Chicago. And now add rain.He was waiting for a distant cousin named Cleo, an older cousin he had never...
Economic Council Needs More Study
PRESIDENT-ELECT Clinton has proposed that policymaking on international trade and economic issues be given greater weight in White House organization, possibly through the establishment of an Economic Security Council.Administrations in the past have...
Egypt's Slow Privatization Efforts Frustrate Businesses
WITH privatization of Egypt's public sector faltering behind efforts in Russia and Eastern Europe, the Egyptian business community is getting increasingly frustrated.Many thought privatization had begun in earnest in December 1991 with the creation of...
Electronic References Add a New Dimension to Look-Ups
I PREFER the quiet of libraries to the whir of computers.It's more satisfying to hunt a book in lonely stacks than to click the keys of an electronic card catalog. Why run to a computer dictionary, I ask myself, when it's so much easier (and faster)...
Events
RELIEF EFFORTS RENEWED IN BOSNIA</P><P>Relief flights began landing at Sarajevo again Nov. 24, less than a day after fighting at the airport had stopped the lifeline of food and medicine for the besieged capital. Despite the sometimes-fierce...
From Swords to Plowshares with Demand for Weapons Research Declining, US National Labs Seek Peaceful Applications
THEY probably won't help you pick slivers out of your thumb. But "light tweezers" made of crossed laser beams are the sort of invention that United States national laboratories hope will help them prosper in the new world economy.With the end of the...
High-Technology Firms Have Found Success, Relief in Diversification
ENTER the "animation editing suite" at Sonalysts Inc. here and you find yourself in a darkened room where computer screens display colorful graphics and fantasy-like images.Trained animators are busy working the keyboards as they create whimsical logos...
Indians Press Clinton to Halt Waste Storage Native Americans Say Nuclear-Waste Program Targets Reservations
ENVIRONMENTAL and native American activists are calling on President-elect Clinton to stop government efforts to store nuclear waste on Indian reservations.President Bush signed a bill in October extending the Office of the Nuclear Waste Negotiator,...
In Occupied Lebanon
WHEN Beirut residents heard the news of the Oct. 25 military operation in the south that killed five of Israel's soldiers, they said little. "The radio reports it was the Hizbullah," says Muna, a local journalist. She shrugs her shoulders and adds only,...
Is My Body Telling Me This?
I HAD indigestion just before an important appointment. The thought of trying to participate in the meeting while feeling the physical discomfort wasn't a happy one.An experience a friend had related to me, however, came to thought. Suffering from a...
Joblessness Takes Its Toll on a Worker, His Family
PAUL HELLER, a former Electric Boat employee, has been out of work for five months. As an electronics mechanic, Mr. Heller helped install electrical systems on submarines built here. But last June, he was laid off along with 400 others at this General...
Lab Work Produces Commercial Spinoffs
ONE of the co-developers of light-tweezer technology says that life as a small businessman has some surprising parallels to working in a national laboratory.That's because even government scientists sometimes have to raise research funds for projects....
`McTeague' Opera Gambit Pays off Bold Staging of New American Work Reflects Well on Lyric Opera of Chicago Initiative
LYRIC Opera of Chicago, one of the nation's most responsible companies, has taken a bold new step toward revitalizing the operatic literature with the inauguration of its "Toward the 21st Century" artistic initiative. By the end of the century, the company...
Montreal Chips Away at Three Decades of Debt
THE city of Montreal is digging itself out.Not from the first winter snowstorm, but from under a mountain of debt, much of it caused by glamorous megaprojects of the past 30 years, especially Expo 67 and the 1976 Olympics. And because the city will have...
Mother Church Reports Budget on Target
THE First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, said in a report to its members released yesterday that it had met its budget for the first six months of the fiscal year.It said that expenses, including those of the Christian Science Publishing Society,...
NAFTA Seen as Resulting in Devastation for Mexico's Corn Growers
Regarding Part 3 of the series, "Farming a Shrinking Planet," the article "Trade Deal With the United States Puts Many Mexican Farmers at Risk," Nov. 4: If the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is passed, I am concerned about the possible effects...
Pakistan Seeks Influential Role in Central Asia INTERVIEW
DURING the Afghanistan war, when it was a conduit for arms and supplies for the United States-backed Afghan rebels, Pakistan achieved a position of immense strategic importance as a buffer against Soviet expansion in south Central Asia. In the aftermath...
`Peacekeeping' in Bosnia: A Farce
EVEN with United Nations peacekeepers in Bosnia for months, the genocidal ethnic cleansing of Muslims went ahead full steam. It is sad to contemplate, but the cease-fires negotiated by the UN peacekeepers actually seem to serve the ethnic cleansing -...
Peace Process Hang-Up Arabs Need to Reciprocate to Middle East Concessions by Israel Prime Minster Yitshak Rabin Lest His Political Support at Home Evaporate
WITH the first anniversary of the start of the Arab-Israeli peace talks in Madrid nearing, it is time to take stock of developments up to this point in order to determine where the talks might go from here. The most important change over the last year...
Russian Armsmakers Take off on Their Own with the Russian Government Unable to Bankroll Weapons Orders or Finance Defense Conversion, State-Run Arms Suppliers Are Seeking Hard Currency Earnings Abroad. AFTERMATH OF THE COLD WAR
AS they enter the ugly concrete-walled complex on Leningradsky Prospekt, the workers of the Mikoyan-Guryevich design bureau walk under a huge red sign still bearing its Soviet-era exhortation:"Strengthen by your labor the might of the beloved Motherland!"Only...
S. African Realism
POLITICAL realism may be getting the upper hand in South Africa. The decision of the African National Congress to adopt a more moderate policy toward negotiating with the administration of President Frederik de Klerk could open the door to more rapid...
S. African Realism
POLITICAL realism may be getting the upper hand in South Africa. The decision of the African National Congress to adopt a more moderate policy toward negotiating with the administration of President Frederik de Klerk could open the door to more rapid...
Saying Iraq Has Itself to Blame, UN Maintains Cease-Fire Terms
IF Iraqi officials came to the United Nations hoping to find a chink in UN Security Council solidarity, they had to be disappointed.In an open Council session Nov. 23, Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz insisted that Baghdad has fulfilled most UN...
Talks Worth Continuing
THE latest phase of the three-strand talks about the future of Northern Ireland either "has collapsed" or "has been concluded," depending on where one takes one's reading of events, from the headlines or from diplomatic sources.No, the talks did not...
THE WORLD FROM.Washington despite International `Clouds,' Seminar Reveals Bright Opportunities for Long-Term US Diplomacy
THE view from the State Department is pretty bleak at first glance.For one thing, the passport scandal is not dying down. Last week's report by the inspector general has only fueled charges that the White House knew perfectly well what was going on when...
US Version of By-Election Tests Clinton's Popularity
IT may not quite have the importance of a by-election in a parliamentary system, but yesterday's United States Senate run-off election in Georgia contained plenty of significance for the incoming Democratic administration. President-elect Clinton put...

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