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 December 20, 1993

1994 Holds Some Promise for Labor Unions despite NAFTA Defeat, Labor Proved Clout by Rallying Most House Democrats to Its Side
THE American labor movement has had a roller-coaster year: A big defeat called into question its political clout, but it has enough momentum to move into 1994, where it may score some impressive gains.Labor's big defeat, of course, was its failure to...
A Celebration of Christmas
RUSHING around the shops, choosing presents, spending long hours writing cards, preparing food. These are some of the activities often associated with preparation for the Christmas season. And people complain how the message of the season is lost...
A Chorus Line of Showbiz Books
SONDHEIM By Martin Gottfried Abrams 192 pp., $49.50THE ZIEGFELD TOUCH: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF FLORENZ ZIEGFELD JR. By Richard and Paulette Ziegfeld Abrams 352 pp., $49.50SING OUT, LOUI SEXX:150 STARS OF THE MUSICAL THEATRE REMEMBER 50 YEARS ON BROADWAY...
A Christmas Card for the President
PRESIDENT Clinton should take a break over the holidays. He deserves it, and the country needs it. Christmas is a time for spiritual inspiration, physical relaxation and mental contemplation. So, send the weary White House staff home, Mr. President;...
Annenberg Grant Could Fuel Education Innovation
A PRIVATE philanthropist's half-billion-dollar donation is pocket change in the $220 billion United States public-schools industry. However, education observers agree that the way he's investing it could be the fuel needed to drive innovative programs...
Another Acheson Enters Public Service
PERHAPS the most striking aspect of "Eldie" Acheson's rise to a high-level position in the Clinton administration is not that she got there largely on her own. Rather, it's that she doesn't make a big deal of the fact. Sure, it helped that she was a...
A Rougher, Pared-Down `Cabaret' Revival
* Twenty-seven years since the musical "Cabaret" made Broadway history, John Kander and Fred Ebb's "old chum" of a show is being reborn in London - as a harsh, biting piece stripped of anything resembling Broadway sheen.Sam Mendes's new production, which...
Baker Urges Clinton to Set World Agenda HOMETOWN SPEECH
FOR the United States to lead the world, a strong president must lead the US, says James Baker III.Speaking last week to a hometown audience of oilmen in Houston, the former secretary of state credited President Clinton's leadership with the "last-minute...
Bay State Governor Urges Strict Child-Support Law Proposed Legislation Is the Most Comprehensive in the Nation
SHEILA THOMPSON of Salem, Mass., didn't know where to turn after she separated from her husband and lost her job. With few skills and two young daughters to care for, she resorted to food stamps and a monthly welfare payment of $579. Her husband wasn't...
Big Firms Aim to Take Back Cartridge Market Share
THIS year, almost two-thirds of the 21.7 million toner cartridges produced in the United States will end up in landfills. That adds up to 40 million pounds of waste.But this pile of cartridges, used to put print on paper, has turned into a money-making...
Budget Gap Tops Agenda for Defense Chief Internal Pentagon Memos Indicate Billions More Might Be Slashed from Five-Year Plans
`HELP Wanted - Management. Must downsize $260 billion enterprise plus develop new foolproof strategy for safety of world. Staff members are heavily armed and think they know job better than you. Slip-ups pilloried on national TV. Salary: one-tenth of...
California's Strengths
WHEN California's economy stumbles, the rest of the United States feels a jolt. That's why the Clinton administration is moving to shore up the state apparently hit hardest in the current nationwide downturn.The Golden State has lost more than 700,000...
Canadian Auto Exports to US to Outpace Japan
CANADA appears likely to take over as the top exporter of cars and light trucks to the United States in 1993, surpassing Japan for the first time in years, says an association of foreign car manufacturers.Last year Canada exported 1.7 million cars and...
Canadian Broadcasters Set Violence Standards for TV Private Industry Institutes Self-Censorship, Trend Is Expected to Widen
CANADA is ringing in the new year with an assault on television violence: a new self-regulating code developed by broadcasters that is being called the toughest in North America.While political leaders in the United States prod and poke reluctant media...
Compete and Empower
ONE of Washington's best-kept secrets will be revealed in the coming weeks as officials at the Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Agriculture announce the rules in the national competitions for "empowerment zones" and "enterprise...
Culture Clash Parodies Life in Los Angeles A Chicano Theater Troupe Uses Political and Religious Satire, Slapstick, Music, and Mime
CARPA CLASH Performance by Culture Clash. At the Mark Taper Forum through Dec. 23.</P><P>CULTURE Clash, now performing at Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum, is, as its members would quickly point out, not a Hispanic theater troupe. It is...
EMILY'S List Founder Sees Gains for Women
AMERICAN women are realizing they have financial power to support female political candidates and are doing so in greater numbers than ever before, said Ellen Malcolm, founder and president of EMILY's List, a Washington-based fund-raising group for Democratic...
GATT's Promise
THE success last week of the Uruguay Round of trade negotiations was another example of economic theory driving world affairs. In this case, it is the theory of comparative advantage, first clearly stated and proved by David Ricardo in 1817. The theory...
Global Effort Grows to Ban Export and Sale of Land Mines
TEN-YEAR-OLD Mohamed Awil Yusuf was bored while tending his family's livestock in northern Somalia. "I saw something lying on the ground I thought I could play with" and picked up an antipersonnel mine that blew off his right hand, he says.Mohamed's...
Haitians Question Embargo Relief Officials Worry Fuel Shortages Will Force Them to Shut Down Operations
WHEN Chris Conrad, director of CARE in Haiti, started calculating how far he could stretch his fuel reserves last month, he panicked.If the United Nations fuel embargo continued, or fuel supplies ran out in January as some have predicted, the recipients...
Israel Acts to Keep Jewish Settlers out of Palestinian Towns
IN its panoply of measures to keep order in the occupied territories, the Israeli Army has at its disposal one particularly handy item, known as a "closed military area."When a local military commander in the West Bank or Gaza Strip deems it necessary,...
January Small-Cap Rally Seen Likely Again Next Year
LITTLE wonder that the eyes of Wall Street are now on small companies. For many investors, a not-so-funny thing happened on the way to the end of 1993: The steady rise in the stock value of small companies - what Wall Street calls small-cap stocks -...
Mexico's Lost Chance for Democratization the `Ruling' Party Still Controls the Selection of a President
RECENTLY Mexico's "ruling" party, the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), lost a golden opportunity to advance the democratization process within its ranks. It is fairly obvious that in choosing the PRI's presidential candidate for next August's...
Myrna Loy: Oscar Winner and Outspoken Activist
MYRNA LOY, whose acting roles stretched from silent films to TV sitcoms to the Broadway stage and included more than 100 movies, died Tuesday.Her most famous part was opposite William Powell's sleuth Nick Charles in the six "Thin Man" movies. The comedy-mystery...
Now Is the Busiest Time for Santas, Security Guards, and Salespeople Series: COVER STORY. Holiday Scenes from a Mall
THIS scene from a mall should be familiar to anyone who's ever shopped during the winter holiday time. Which is to say virtually everyone.A mother with two small children in tow walks up to Santa Claus, who is sitting on an elaborately decorated throne...
Putting Away the Dueling Pistols
`SEE you in court." With that phrase, lawyers and their clients long have challenged adversaries to a fight to the finish. With increasing frequency, though, a phrase heard today is, "See you around the table."As many participants in the legal system...
Rift Grows among Reformers after Setback in Russian Vote Speculation Rises That Yeltsin Will Oust Reformist Ministers
TENSIONS within the Russian government between those who favor radical economic reforms and those urging a more conservative course burst into the open over the weekend.Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin, an advocate of a more gradual reform path, strongly...
Saudi Cash-Flow Crunch Prompts Doubts over Pending US Weapons Sales POST GULF WAR Series: Saudi Cash-Flow Crunch. Part 1 of a Series
AS American manufacturers scour foreign countries to boost export sales, one of the United States' prime overseas markets is in distress.Saudi Arabia - oil producer, investor, creditor extraordinaire, and the largest offshore outlet for high-priced US...
Savings and Loan Probe Extends from Arkansas to White House What Is Learned about President's Connection to Arkansas Firm May Have Important Implications for His Proposed Overhaul of Banking Regulators
THE long tentacles of the savings and loan crisis, after snaring the "Keating Five" senators and former President Bush's son, Neil, may be reaching into the White House.Federal investigators are probing connections between Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton...
Serb Veterans Angry with Government Injured Soldiers Are Left to Their Own Devices, without the Resources Needed to Feed Themselves and Their Families
STEFAN Popovic does not care who wins the elections for the Serbian Assembly because nothing for him is likely to change."I have not received anything from the government since last August. We saw them today, but they told us we had to wait until the...
Son's Snapshots of a Famous Dad
DEAN ACHESON, secretary of state during President Truman's second term (1949-1953), has been studied by historians, and he recounted his eventful years at the State Department in his own Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir, "Present at the Creation" (1969)....
Supreme Court Curbs Police Property Seizures Law-Enforcement Authorities Warn That War on Drugs Will Be Stymied Series: GOVERNMENT'S BIG GRAB CIVIL FORFEITURE. Part 7 of an Occasional Series
PIECE by piece, federal judges are dismantling a powerful weapon used by lawmen in the war on drugs.The weapon - civil asset forfeiture - permits government officials to seize homes, businesses, cars, airplanes, cash, and other property used in drug...
Transformed by Tiles
TILES: 1,000 YEARS OF ARCHITECTURAL DECORATION Hans Van Lemmen Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 240 pp., $60.</P><P>TILES have a way of taking over people. And their buildings. Take David Reynard Robinson, for example. He was a builder in Hull, in...
Venezuelan Anti-Drug Official Fights His Foes from a Prison Cell Evidence Suggests Thor Halvorssen Was Framed by Colombian Drug Lords and Their Caracas `Friends'
IT'S visiting hours at "El Junquito" prison. In clumps of three or four, the inmates lean against the concrete walls draped with drying socks, jeans, and T-shirts. Others pace the narrow yard. Sitting at a battered card table at one end, Thor Halvorssen...
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