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 January 25, 1993

A Mixed Moral Parable Set in `Mitteleuropa'
DOCTOR CRIMINALE By Malcolm Bradbury, Viking, 344 pp., $22.ONLY a few years ago, Eastern Europe lay like an impenetrable twilight zone between the Soviet Union and the West, swept over by invasion, sunk in repression. It produced a generation of great...
Angolan President Urges US Role to Help End Renewed Civil War in an Exclusive Interview, President Dos Santos Appeals to the Clinton Administration for Diplomatic Recognition, as the UN Considers Withdrawing Monitors
ANGOLAN President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has appealed to the United States to recognize his beleaguered government and to the United Nations to declare the country's rebel movement a "terrorist organization."The dramatic appeal was made in an interview...
A Step toward Dialogue
THE Israeli Knesset took an important step forward last week by lifting its ban on contacts with the Palestine Liberation Organization.Behind the ban lay the PLO's long-held goal of establishing a single state in the area now occupied by Israel, the...
Baird and Child Care
ZOE BAIRD has done inadvertently what no other public figure has been able to accomplish by intent. To her consternation, she made child care a front-page story.In just a week, by being a player in the difficult, often agonizing procedure of finding...
Baird Rejection Signals Clout of Boomer Voter Restless New Political Generation Is Seen as Demanding Higher Standards in Public Life
THE people spoke.At the end, Zoe Baird's nomination to be President Clinton's attorney general fell before a tidal wave of populist furor opposing her appointment.Mr. Clinton immediately renewed his search for an attorney general, and will choose soon,...
Baltic States' Cooperation - More Myth Than Reality
IN the heady days of the struggle against the Soviet empire, the leaders of the three Baltic republics met frequently to plot strategy against their common enemy. And when independence was finally achieved in the fall of 1991, there was much talk about...
Boston Youths Serve Community
OUT on the playing field near the Samuel W. Mason elementary school in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood, Maurice Robinson yells out encouraging words and advice to a group of third graders engaged in a spirited game of touch football.A winter wind and a...
Clinton Plans a National Service Program
DURING his campaign for office, President Bill Clinton said creation of a national-service program would be one of his foremost initiatives. Since the November election, Clinton transition officials have been busily working on the idea and expect to...
Clinton's Early Decisions Confirm New Direction amid High-Profile Moves on Abortion Restrictions and Environmental Standards, the President Also Quietly Postponed Strict Budget Controls
PRESIDENT Clinton started with the easy ones, the red-flag issues that had especially angered many Democrats inside and outside government.As of Friday, counselors at federally funded health clinics can once again offer abortion advice. Medical researchers...
Country Music's Launching Pad
YODELING, fiddles, Stetsons - it's "Austin City Limits," back with a new season of country music and more.Now in its 18th year, the PBS television program has shown a knack for spotting nascent stars like Garth Brooks and Vince Gill before they blaze...
Despite Tax-the-Rich Plans, Congress May Repeal Luxury Tax
TWELVE minutes after the 103rd Congress convened early this year, there was a proposal to repeal the luxury tax on yachts costing $100,000 or more. By the end of the day there were five separate proposals to repeal the tax, including several proposals...
Don't React in Persian Gulf - Shape Events
THE punitive air strike on Iraqi military installations will certainly not put an end to Saddam Hussein's provocations. But it could be the catalyst for a badly needed United States strategy in the Persian Gulf.The great danger to Western interests in...
Estonia Leads Baltic States into New Era in This Two-Page Report, the Monitor Looks at the Progress of Economic Reforms after a Year of Baltic Independence
LIKE the other capitals of the three former Baltic republics of the Soviet Union, Tallinn has always been relatively prosperous and Western in appearance. But the changes here in Estonia since the breakup of the Soviet Union have far outstripped even...
Events
RUSSIAN COSMONAUTS BLAST INTO SPACE</P><P>Russia launched two cosmonauts into orbit aboard a Soyuz spacecraft yesterday, keeping alive a space program in urgent need of financial support from the West. The Soyuz TM-16, in the white-blue-red...
First Monday in Office: Clinton Picks Take Over
MOST of the Clinton Cabinet should be on the job today.Fourteen of the Cabinet picks - including Commerce Secretary Ronald Brown, who had been the subject of some controversy regarding his lobbying activities - were confirmed late last week by the United...
`Lone Eagle' Commuters Flee Cities for Calm of Southwestern Suburbs
WHY is the United States' Southwest region growing so rapidly?"One of the biggest reasons for the growth of the Southwest is the surge of the `lone-eagle phenomenon,' " says Dr. Timothy Hogan, director of the Center for Business Research at Arizona State...
New States Push to Privatize Industry as Old Economy Withers
THE well-lit floor of the Baltika apparel factory is humming with activity. Women hunch over sewing machines, forming cloth into sports coats and trousers. The finished goods hang on long metal racks, the jackets featuring labels of British clothing...
Not Our Thoughts!
IF someone came up and put a pair of big, bright green tennis shoes on your desk at work and told you they were yours (but they weren't), would you believe that person? Would you spend hours wondering why they didn't fit, wondering why they were green,...
Objectivity and Funding in Public Broadcasting
WEIGHING in at a cost of $5 million for five hours of programming, "Israel: A Nation is Born" is an extraordinarily expensive documentary. The series features Abba Eban, the noted Israeli cultural ambassador, and claims to be a history of the region...
Prospects for A Kurdish State
THE extension of Operation Poised Hammer for an additional six months was approved by the Turkish Grand National Assembly, prolonging the safe haven for Iraqi Kurds north of the 36th parallel until July 1993. However, it is not clear how much longer...
Putting Serbia on Notice
The front-page article "Serbia Meeting Dims Prospects For Bosnia Talks," Jan. 8, illustrates the world community's ineffectual response to the Yugoslavia crisis. The conflict is heading toward a wider circle of violence that may soon engulf countries...
Sematech Makes a Device 1/200th the Size of a Hair Computer Consortium Claims to Put US Back in Lead
IMAGINE driving cross-country in one minute in a car that cost less than a dollar.That's what would be possible if cars had improved as much as computers have in the last 15 years, says William George, chief operating officer of Sematech, the Austin-based...
SHAQ SETS THE HOUSE ON FIRE NBA's Youngest Player Is Already a Pro-Basketball Superstar
A YOUNG man strolled into Boston Garden and wowed the crowd. All 7 ft., 1 in. and 303 pounds of Shaquille O'Neal - the National Basketball Association's biggest media event since Michael Jordan - came to Boston Jan. 15 for his first game against the...
Symbol of Justice
ZOE BAIRD'S withdrawal as President Clinton's nominee for US attorney general was, in the end, based on politics - an art of leading and governing that is driven as much by symbols as by substance.In this case, two very powerful symbols clashed: that...
Troop Presence in Somalia Enables Relief Agencies to Deal in Development
A COLUMN of Australian Army tanks rumbles down the main street here, soldiers on top, hands on the triggers of their automatic rifles.But the scene is a peaceful one, as the tanks skirt a jammed outdoor market, squeeze past decrepit buses and taxis,...
Unearthing Primitive Treasures Tough and Sometimes Strange and Threatening, Ancient Mexican Art Has Inspired 20th-Century Artists and Designers
A GREAT deal of archaeological work throughout Mesoamerica is not the only reason that the rest of the world has developed a liking and keen aesthetic appreciation of the art of ancient Mexico in our century. There has also been a persistent interest...
US Southwest Population Booms Texas and California Are Losing Jobs, as Tax Incentives and an Expected Higher Quality of Life Lure Workers to Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Nevada, and Colorado. MAGNET REGION
JUST over a mountain from the sprawling capital city here, hundreds of red-topped houses glisten in clear, desert air. Phoenix's largest suburb - Ahwatukee - has sprung up seemingly overnight from what was just red dust and foothills only four years...
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