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 8, 1993

A Life of Learning
FOR many people in the Northern Hemisphere the month of September and "return to school" are synonymous. Some will be going back as teachers, others as pupils. But all of them symbolize the importance of learning in a modern and rapidly changing...
A Local Council Grows in Somalia but Newly Empowered Clan Leaders Still Worry about Pace of UN's Disarmament Efforts
UNDER the protective guns of United Nations troops, political power in this formerly famine-devastated town has shifted. While local leaders increasingly gain control, the strength of Gen. Mohamed Farah Aideed, the Somali militia leader who has become...
Arafat's Deal Could Leave the Palestinians Isolated ANALYSIS
IN reaching a historic accord with Israel, the Palestine Liberation Organization might have triggered a premature process of normalization between Israel and the Arab states that could undermine its own bargaining position for an independent Palestinian...
Australia's Keating Wins Few Points on Style like Clinton in the US, the Australian Leader's Agenda Faces an Angry, Recession-Weary Electorate and a Recalcitrant Senate
PRIME Minister Paul Keating and President Clinton have a lot in common at the moment.Both leaders face angry, recession-weary electorates wanting more services for fewer taxes. Both are being brought up short for trying to go it alone.And in both cases,...
Biographies of Three Women Writers
The lives of three diverse women writers, all born in the early years of this century, are explored at full length for the first time in three recent biographies. All are highly intriguing subjects, but the treatment they receive is uneven.IN EXTREMIS:...
Canadian Opera Resounds in Edinburgh Looking Back on This Year's Edinburgh Festival, Audiences Will Long Remember Productions of Bartok, Schoenberg, and Dances by Mark Morris
THE Canadian Opera Company's double bill of Bartok's "Bluebeard's Castle" and Schoenberg's "Erwartung" was unquestionably a high peak among the crags of this year's Edinburgh Festival.This has been a festival notable for some mountainous productions....
China, India Agree to Cut Troop Strength along Border
CHINA and India agreed Sept. 7 to cut troops along their 2,535-mile border in a significant breakthrough, but one that still does not resolve border disputes left open since a 1962 war.The pact follows the de facto border, known as the line of actual...
Disagreement over Bosnia
THE resignations within the past year of four State Department officers in disagreement with United States policy on Bosnia point to dilemmas for all involved.The Bosnian issue has galvanized dissatisfaction within the lower levels of the State Department...
Do Money and Learning Correlate? Series: WORLD MEDIA EDUCATION. SPECIAL REPORT. Eighth of 8 Articles Appearing Today
THE United States spends twice as much money on education as Taiwan, yet Taiwanese students are better at math than American pupils.The size of an education budget does not guarantee good academic results. A survey carried out by Educational Testing...
European Schools Offer Contrasts and Similarities Nations Vary in Beginning Ages, Years of Compulsory Schooling, and Numbers Going on to Higher Education Series: WORLD MEDIA EDUCATION. SPECIAL REPORT. One of 8 Articles Appearing Today
AS the demand for more training grows and the required levels of qualification keep going up and up, Europe's schools have had to take in a growing number of pupils for a greater number of years.Today, compulsory schooling generally spans nine or 10...
Events
BOSNIAN RESIDENTS FLEE HOMES Thousands of civilians are fleeing their homes in central Bosnia, on the run from battles between Croat forces and Bosnian troops, United Nations officials said Sept. 7. Up to 10,000 Muslim refugees crowded Jablanica,...
Federal Agencies Feel Heat from Their `Green' Workers Employees Serve as In-House Environmental Watchdogs
A SMALL but growing army of "green" whistle-blowers is putting pressure on government natural-resource and environment agencies.Federal employees - sometimes openly, sometimes anonymously - are exposing what they say is the official coverup of timber...
Fra Angelico: Paintings of Contemplation
FRA ANGELICO AT SAN MARCO By William Hood. Yale University Press 338 pp., $60FRA ANGELICO, Florentine painter of the first half of the 15th century, was one of those figures in the world of art who is only too easily subject to simplifying myth. That...
Georgia County Sparks Furor Decision to End Arts Funding Draws National Attention in Debate over Gays and the Arts
THE small city square just 18 miles north of Atlanta looks like a Norman Rockwell painting, with old men and mothers sitting on park benches watching the children play in the lush grass. But in the past month, angry demonstrators marched on Cobb County's...
Gore Launches Plan to Recast Government
THE White House Sept. 7 recommended a wide array of cuts, consolidations, and changes in the federal bureaucracy that it said would save $108 billion by century's end.The streamlined government would have 252,000 fewer jobs, with thousands of federal...
In Cradle of Communism, a Brand-New Mall in Mao's 100th Year, the Town That Sheltered Him for a Decade Is Tackling the Problems of Socialism with a Capitalist Solution
THE town that once sheltered Mao Zedong and his Red Army for a decade and calls itself the sacred place of Chinese communism has a new icon: a planned shopping mall.Tucked among the remote, eroded hills of northern Shaanxi Province, Yanan became the...
In Pending Israel-PLO Pact, Lebanon Sees Few Steps
`UNTIL now," the Lebanese Foreign Minister Faris Bouez told reporters in Beirut late Sept. 6, "no progress has been made in our talks with Israel. A certain state of immobility has characterized the talks so far."Mr. Bouez's pessimistic assessment of...
Israel and PLO Pushed toward Peace by Islamist Threat
CHIEF among the oddities that mark the nascent peace treaty between Israel and the Palestinians is one supreme irony: The deal would probably never have happened had it not been for those most bitterly opposed to it - Muslim radicals.Analysts on both...
More Facts on Flight 007 New Information Confirms Crew on Korean Airliner Unaware of Danger
THE Soviet Union remains solely responsible for the destruction, 10 years ago on Sept. 1, 1983, of Korean Airlines Flight 007, despite the latest official report from Moscow blaming the airliner crew for the tragedy. The latest Russian claims are just...
Nations Cooperate on Weather Satellites
HURRICANE Emily's well monitored odyssey once again showed the power of weather satellites to track dangerous storms. At the same time, the loss of the new NOAA-13 satellite shortly after launch last month highlighted the vulnerability of the United...
Rupert Murdoch's Expansionist Plans Rile British Media
RUPERT Murdoch has launched a twin-pronged bid to expand his already formidable global TV satellite holdings and force rival British newspapers out of business.The chairman of News Corporation plans to offer British viewers a 14-channel TV service, viewers...
Says One Chinese Entrepreneur, 40,000 Mao Badges in Hand: `Mao Will Continue to Be Hot'
PERSONALLY, Bo Guiting doesn't seem to think much of Mao Zedong. "As a whole, from my heart, I respect Mao," Mr. Bo managed, but only hesitantly, when asked about his feelings for the late Chinese leader.But when it comes to business, the entrepreneur...
Teachers' Status Remains Relatively Low Series: WORLD MEDIA EDUCATION. SPECIAL REPORT. Fifth of 8 Articles Appearing Today
TEACHERS, more than ever, are overworked, underpaid, and experience a lack of social recognition. In most countries surveyed, teaching is not a prestigious job. Pay is often similar to that in other branches of the civil service but well below salaries...
The Music of Politics
A REPORT has surfaced in Berlin that Kurt Masur, music director of the New York Philharmonic and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, is being considered for an even more august podium: the presidency of Germany.Is this an indication of a shortage of leaders...
The Old Hostility Returns Disputes over Chinese Exports and Weapons Sales Are Something That Neither China nor US Wants
ANXIOUSLY, Beijing is watching a new testiness creeping into its volatile relations with Washington. In recent weeks, old disputes have deepened and new disputes have erupted, reviving the air of hostility that has long overshadowed Chinese ties with...
Third-World Schools Struggle to Catch Up Two French Experts Discuss the Challenge and Proposed Solutions Series: WORLD MEDIA EDUCATION. SPECIAL REPORT. Seventh of 8 Articles Appearing Today
FOR many developing countries, especially in Africa, the 1980s was the lost decade in education.As becomes clear from this debate between Francois Orivel, director of the Economics of Education Research Institute in Poitiers, France, and Adama Ouane,...
US Made Right Move to Weaken the Yen
PRESIDENT Clinton's recent decision to intervene in the foreign-exchange markets to stop the yen from rising to the 100-per-dollar mark is to be applauded.Many economists have been arguing that the only way to dent Japan's trade surplus is to have a...
Verging on a Handshake
WITH the measured go-ahead of Syria and Jordan, a historic rapprochement between the Israeli government and the Palestine Liberation Organization is nearer. There are many questions to be answered on both sides. But it appears the PLO and Israel will...
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