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 October 24, 1994

Aid Windfall Propels Sweeping Change in Haiti
THE people of Haiti have their best chance in more than a century to create a new country. But to accomplish this, they must overcome huge obstacles."It's the people of Haiti ... who will change the country's situation," says Dumy Simeon, an unemployed...
Arizona Governor's Race Hinges on Education Reform
DEMOCRAT Eddie Basha, a supermarket magnate who is running for governor of Arizona, likes to trumpet the need to improve the state's public schools.By doing so, the self-styled "chubby grocer" and "bleeding-heart capitalist" has made education a central...
Art of Haiti Is Alive and Well Gallery Exhibit Illustrates Gap between Island's Joyful Paintings and Its Tumultuous Politics
THE best of Haiti is hung on the walls of the Clark Gallery here while the worst of Haiti is shown on the nightly news. From works of neon-bright fruit baskets to voodoo ceremonies, from simple village scenes to barefoot policemen and straight-faced...
A Violin Teacher's Lessons about Living and Love
Toby, stop singing!" was probably the phrase most often repeated by my violin teacher. Toby, Barbara Miller's golden retriever, felt the irrepressible inspiration to howl along every time he heard a chromatic scale. Toby had very little singing talent...
Being GOP in Bay State Never Easy Two New US Reps Face Tough Battles for Reelection
IN this year of surly voters and antigovernment fervor, many members of Congress are fighting for their political lives. Whether voters are venting their displeasure against incumbents or against the congressional teammates of an unpopular president,...
British, Irish Leaders to Forge Framework for Talks on Ulster for the First Time, Sinn Fein Will Be Included in Peace Talks on Northern Ireland's Status
BRITISH officials are preparing for a pre-Christmas conference with Sinn Fein, the Irish Republican Army's political wing, following a pledge by Prime Minister John Major to accelerate the Northern Ireland peace process.Mr. Major and his Irish counterpart,...
Clinton to Stump in Middle East Instead of Peoria
PRESIDENT Clinton departs tomorrow on a trip that represents a calculated political risk at home but could give a significant boost to the unfolding peace process in the Middle East.Some of Mr. Clinton's own political advisers have warned that his decision...
Crackdown, or Rethink
RISING fear between Israelis and Palestinians threatens the recent peace between the two - a peace that led to the kind of treaty between Israel and Jordan that President Clinton will witness in the Middle East tomorrow.The Hamas sabotage, including...
Democrats, White House Weigh Fallout as California Vote Looms on Immigration
AMERICANS - led by California - are struggling with the emotional question of immigration this year as much as at any time this century.Fueled by widespread anxiety over jobs, crime, and shrinking government revenues, the immigration controversy threatens...
English Class (and More) on TV Massachusetts Agency Uses Interactive Broadcasts to Enrich Curricula, Train Teachers
THE program producers at Massachusetts Corporation for Educational Telecommunications (MCET) nearly panicked recently when Seymour Simckes, the host of their "Writing Workshop," still hadn't reappeared and air time was four minutes away.It was the first...
Events
OIL CLEANUP PROGRESSING IN TEXAS Gooey crude oil and gasoline, some of it burning, stretched 20 miles down the flood-swollen San Jacinto River, keeping cleanup crews busy yesterday. Coast Guard Capt. Richard Ford estimated the cleanup would take...
Foreign Banks to Boost Competition in Mexico
EVERY morning before 9 o'clock, long lines form outside banks across this and other Mexican cities with customers waiting to go inside - usually to wait even longer to do their banking.The lines hint at the inefficiency, complacency, and inadequate service...
GOP Negative Ads Backfire in Alaska Governor Race Republican Stumbles after Criticizing Rival's Good Looks
CONFOUNDING the national trend, Democrats in Alaska have a good chance of retaking the governor's seat after the four-year administration of Republican Walter Hickel.Even more surprising is the reason: The apparent failure of a series of attack ads.Negative...
Joker in the Air
AIRPORTS are hectic places, but once on a plane, many of us enjoy air travel. The seat is taken out of its fully locked and upright position and one has time for reflection or work or cloud-gazing in an atmosphere of comfort and quiet.But passengers...
Macedonia Vote Shows Trouble below Surface BALKANS DOMINO?
MACEDONIA avoided bloodshed when the other former Yugoslav republics fell to war. It has averted open confrontation with Greece, which has demanded that it change its name and national symbols. It has accommodated its minorities.So it is perhaps no surprise...
New Seekers of the American Dream Dominican Immigrants Are Flocking to New York. All Hope for a Better Life, but a Few Have Turned to a Drug Trade That Has Made Their Neighborhood the City's Homicide Capital. Series: COVER STORY
IN Washington Heights, there is no middle ground.On the crowded streets of a neighborhood that more than 80,000 Dominicans - New York's fastest-growing immigrant group - call home, immigrant grocery store owners, taxi drivers, and dishwashers share...
New Standards in Geography Developed for Students
YOUNGSTERS looking for their place in the world have a new set of landmarks for learning geography.Geography standards announced last week were outlined in the 276-page publication "Geography for Life: National Geography Standards 1994."They were developed...
Nigeria's Political Progress Essential to Stability of Africa
AMID the tragedy of Rwanda and the euphoria surrounding South Africa and its president, Nelson Mandela, the United States has diverted attention from Africa's most threatening problem. Nigeria, with the largest population on the continent, is teetering...
Nostalgia for Closer Human Contact
HAD just been thinking about my grandmothers and how they actually knew the people they bought products from, when I read the article "It's Time to Put Automated Services on `Hold,' " Oct. 6. Each grandmother had a regular hairstylist and these people...
Polish Premier Finally Opts for Privatization
POLISH Prime Minister Waldemar Pawlak last week reluctantly signed long-awaited legislation unleashing his country's much-touted privatization scheme.Despite being the first to develop a comprehensive plan, in 1988, Poland is coming late to the privatization...
Spending Surges in `Year of the Millionaire' Campaigns Careening toward New Spending Records as Critics Decry a Government `Up for Sale'
THE day after struggling Democratic candidate Mark Roosevelt upstaged well-funded Massachusetts Republican Gov. William Weld in a televised debate last week, the phones at his headquarters started ringing off the hooks."In the first three hours we raised...
States Experiment with Variety of Technology in Schools and Classrooms Legislators and Educators Are Investing in Programs That Use Computers, Video, and Interactive TV Series: Second of Three-Part Series. Part 1, an Overview of How Technology Is Reshaping Education, Appeared on Oct. 17
TECHNOLOGY is moving into America's classrooms at an unsteady pace as states adopt a patchwork of new programs. In some cases, strong leadership or innovative funding is bringing changes to schools in areas rarely considered technological or economic...
Strength and Health
THE concern for health and strength in society today has reached a frenetic level. Dietetic formulas for increasing health and exercise programs for developing strength have created a booming industry. For many people, vitamins, so-called health...
The New Culture of Renewal It's Neither Liberal nor Conservative; nor Is It Self-Absorbed. It's Reaching across Traditional Lines to Take Part in and Improve a Community
A YEAR ago, a group of Riverside, Calif., citizens, working with the county's school districts, concluded that the way to improve education was not to reform schools, but to reform the community.This group included conservatives, liberals, educators,...
The Two Faces of Hamas: Terror and Philanthropy Fighting Israel and PLO, the Militant Islamic Group Wins Converts
WITHIN hours of the bomb blast that killed 23 civilians in Tel Aviv last week, a man entered Gaza's Palestine Mosque during midday prayers and claimed responsibility in the name of the military wing of the Islamic group Hamas.But the reaction of the...
Top US Officer to Tour Indochina on MIA Issue
THE top US military officer in Asia will make his first inspection this week of units in Indochina trying to find out the fate of missing servicemen from the Vietnam War.Adm. Richard Macke, commander in chief of the US Pacific Command, will hold talks...