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 February 23, 1993

Afghanistan Faces Disintegration as Rebel Factions Fight Each Other Kabul Is So Dangerous Most Embassies, Relief Groups Close Their Doors
GROUPS of Afghan mujahideen, or Islamic resistance fighters, that once banded together to oust the Soviets are now locked in a vicious and intractable power struggle that could tear Afghanistan apart.Since the battle between the new government and opposition...
Armenians in US Rally to Aid Ancestral Home Relief Work Quickens as Armenian Crisis Hits Home; Word of Urgent Need for Baby Formula Draws Help
AS an Armenian American living thousands of miles from the crisis gripping her ancestral homeland, Elaine Kasparian has few illusions about how many cold and undernourished Armenian infants she can feed."We never intended to take care of the entire needs...
Baltimore's Complacent Iconoclast
A MAN who relished controversy during his lifetime, launching provocative attacks on American culture (or the paucity thereof), Baltimore-based journalist, critic, and editor Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956) has continued making waves more than 30 years...
Bank of Boston Gains despite Weak Region Quick Action on Problem Loans Buoyed the Balance Sheet
TWO years ago, the Bank of Boston was mired in trouble.The battered New England economy had lost hundreds of thousands of jobs and many commercial real estate loans had gone sour, leaving the bank with $2 billion in nonperforming assets. Similar problems...
China's President to Leave, in Shuffle That Boosts Reform
IN a new Chinese leadership shuffle, President Yang Shangkun, the man many analysts once thought would oversee the power transition after paramount leader Deng Xiaoping, is widely expected to step aside in coming weeks.The departure of the president,...
CIA Clings to Secrecy Robert Gates Promised Less Secrecy in the CIA but Didn't Deliver; Now Director R. James Woolsey Will Try to Loosen the Tongue of the Sphinx
IN the fall of 1991, the former director of central intelligence, Robert Gates, convened a Task Force on Openness to discuss limited changes in the way the Central Intelligence Agency deals with secrecy. The Task Force report recommended the declassification...
Clinton's Targets for Higher Taxes Gird for Battle Critics Say Tax Increases Will Stall Recovery and Prevent Creation of Promised Jobs
REACTION to President Clinton's call for the biggest tax increase in history has almost drowned out his pledges to create more jobs and to slash the federal deficit.For a week, economists and entrepreneurs have loudly voiced their concerns that added...
Clinton Takes Sales Blitz on the Road to California
PRESIDENT Clinton continued the relentless sales pitch for his budget package yesterday on the West Coast. He visited a high-tech graphics company in California's Silicon Valley, then headed to Washington state to address employees of Boeing, which just...
Congressmen Call for End to Special Exemptions Reformers Say Congress Should Have to Live by the Laws It Passes
ONE day last spring, federal safety inspectors descended on a place they normally are forbidden to go: the Congress of the United States.By special invitation, inspectors poked through the offices of Rep. John Boehner (R) of Ohio. They found torn carpets...
Controversy Erupts over Coach's Firing
THE latest furor on the American sports scene swirls around the University of California basketball program and the midseason firing of its coach, Lou Campanelli. The school cited alleged abusive behavior by Campanelli toward Cal's players as the reason...
Detroit School Features African-Centered Program
WHEN the 300 students at the Paul Robeson Academy arrive at their east Detroit school each weekday morning, they have little chance to daydream. After attendance and some early-morning lessons in their homerooms, each class empties into the hallways...
EC Treats Hungary's Ailing Steel Industry as Friend and Foe
AS East European steelmakers struggle to find their place in the post-communist market, the European Community (EC) is split over whether to offer them the steady hand of free trade or a protectionist prod backwards.Some EC officials are favoring an...
Events
SARAJEVO RECEIVES RELIEF SUPPLIES</P><P>Relief flights began landing again at Sarajevo yesterday as the city authorities formally lifted a boycott of United Nations aid. The Bosnian government had already announced an end to the boycott, ...
Gasoline Pump Debate
A LOT of Americans pump their own gas at the service station to save money.They have to tolerate the gasoline odor, and the unpleasant smell tends to stick to your hands. That odor is not necessarily from carelessly spilled gas. Most of it is from fumes.Self-serve...
Gore Enjoys Victory, Michel Feels Defeat
VICE President Al Gore Jr. was out early the morning following the president's state of the union speech, doing his part to sell Bill Clinton's economic plan. One of Mr. Gore's first stops was at the Sheraton-Carlton Hotel, where he met with nearly 50...
Gossip's Corrosive Influence
AT what moment should gossip-feeders have noticed that their appetite for sleaze was getting out of hand? Certainly the third "special" on Amy Fisher ought to have sounded an alarm, as should the arrival of the new Joan Rivers show titled "Gossip." And...
Gun Control Now
`IF you pass the Brady Bill, I'll sure sign it."No single line in President Clinton's speech before Congress last week got a more fervent response, coming after applause when the president intoned, "We need to pass a tough crime bill."What these statements...
Gun Control: Restricting Criminals vs. Citizens
Regarding the editorial "Sensible Gun Control," Feb. 11: I am a member of the National Rifle Association and as such, I disagree with the claim that additional gun control laws are needed. I am greatly offended by the suggestion that the Bradys have...
Health Care: Starting with Mind
IT was totally unexpected.The book made its way into my hands because it promised to feed my spiritual hunger. Immediately it began to give me a completely new understanding of God as the one infinite Mind that forms man in its own image and likeness--spiritual,...
It's Indoctrination, Not Education, Say Critics of African-Culture Focus
VARIATIONS on the African-centered curriculum offered by Detroit's Paul Robeson Academy are being tried in Baltimore, New York, Milwaukee, and San Diego, among other cities. They are under consideration in Portland, Ore., and Seattle. Most, but not all,...
L.A.'S Lack of Funds Blunts Anti-Gang Effort in May 1986, the Monitor Profiled Anti-Gang Worker Marianne Diaz of Los Angeles. Then, Gang-Related Deaths in L.A. Were 200 a Year. Today, the Figure Is 800
`THERE is the future of gangs unless we provide an alternative," says Marianne Diaz, pointing to a wall of spray-painted scribbles at the corner of Olympic and Atlantic Avenues here.The multicolored doodles run the entire length of a city block, over...
Liberal Investors Let Cash Attest Their Convictions
AMBROSE BIERCE, writing in 1906, called corporations "ingenious devices for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility." While he may have had a Machiavellian view of the corporate business world, a growing number of individuals and...
Mischievous Max, Lop-Eared Bunny
THE day I brought Max home in a box, my life changed. Not a lot, just a little - but all for the better. I thought at first of housing him outside, but he was so little and cute, and the weather was turning cold. Besides, I wanted to spend as much time...
Packwood Faces Heat on Misconduct Charges Investigation of Oregon Senator Will Not Probe Private Lives of Alleged Victims, but Will Look into Reports He Tried to Intimidate and Discredit Them
ON Capitol Hill and back home in Oregon, Sen. Bob Packwood (R) is feeling increased political heat. Allegations of sexual misconduct have eroded support among Oregonians, apparently including his core supporters. And the Senate Select Committee on Ethics,...
Palestinian Split Widens on Rejoining Peace Talks
AS Secretary of State Warren Christopher tours the region trying to restart the Middle East peace talks, the Palestinians find themselves increasingly divided on whether to return to the negotiating table.At issue is Israel's deportation of 415 Palestinians...
Prickly Pricklies
HERE'S a prickly question. What is the name of the small brownish animal with beady eyes and a wandery nose that lives all over the world but not in North America?Here's another prickly question. What is the name of the small animal that lives off beetles,...
Russian Labor Activists Still See CIA in AFL-CIO
IN the aftermath of the Soviet collapse, the unthinkable has become reality in many instances.Such is the case for Tom Bradley, an AFL-CIO organizer who opened the organization's office in Moscow last year.In the Soviet era it would have been impossible...
Shawn Colvin's 2nd Time around the Singer-Songwriter Shuns `Folk' Label, Opting Instead to Define Her Style as `Introspective'
SINGER-SONGWRITER Shawn Colvin had a problem.How do you follow up a first album that sold a few million copies, sent you all over the world, and won a Grammy award? For Colvin, the answer was to take it slow."I was afraid of making the second record,"...
Siberian Coal Miners Threaten New Strike Boris Yeltsin Is Losing Support from Coal Miners, Whose Control over Russia's Primary Source of Energy Once Gave Him Leverage over Conservative Rivals. Now the Miners Say Officials in Moscow Have All but Forgotten Their Concerns
ALMOST lost amid the din of this capital's political battle have been the pleas of Russia's coal miners, who now are threatening to strike if the government does not quickly meet their demands.Coal miners traditionally have been the leaders in Russia's...
Slow Motion Dangerous in Courtroom
THOSE of us who live in Los Angeles County take an unusually sharp interest in the upcoming federal trial of the police officers who were videotaped in the act of beating Rodney King. That's understandable, since the outcome of the first trial so dramatically...
Will the White House Get Any Media Honeymoon?
RECENT negative press coverage about Bill Clinton's presidency and his new economic plan is akin to a curmudgeonly old uncle telling the newlyweds their happiness won't last - as they're leaving for their honeymoon. Network pundits from ABC's Cokie Roberts...
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