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 May 27, 1993

Amid More Criticism, NATOMinisters Differ over Safe-Haven Plan
THE nations working to ease the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina are hoping to achieve momentum toward a political settlement by throwing their earlier diplomatic priorities into reverse.Malcolm Rifkind, Britain's defense secretary, spelled out on Tuesday what...
Averting a Telecommunications Trade War
ONCE, telephone traffic belonged to every nation's flag carrier: the Post Telegraph and Telephone operator or a private company with a similarly exclusive national franchise.But no longer. In much of the world, technology and market liberalization have...
Behind Balkans Disaster: A Gulf of Understanding Pragmatic American Policymakers Stymied by Ancient Animosities
A SENIOR Clinton administration official recently had dinner with a Croatian counterpart who was visiting Washington to discuss the civil war in the Balkans.When they started serious table talk, the American was taken aback by his guest's sense of context....
Black Parents Resist Calls to End Voluntary Busing Boston's Landmark Program Is under Attack for Draining Best Students from Urban Schools
PARIS WILKEY, a 16-year-old high school sophomore, gets up at 6:15 every weekday morning and rides a school bus from his home in the Roxbury section of Boston to suburban Newton North High School."It's very dangerous and hard to get an education where...
Clinton, China, and MFN
BILL CLINTON'S campaign critique of George Bush's attitude on human rights in China was fair. The White House did "coddle" the Chinese leaders responsible for the Tiananmen Square massacre. There was never an adequate American condemnation of that act...
Cultural Differences Thrown into Relief by Louisiana Case JAPANESE REACTION
THE acquittal by an American jury of a Louisiana man who shot and killed a Japanese student has drawn a widespread, self-comforting reaction among the Japanese: "Yes, we really are a different people."While crime has risen in Japan, including the use...
Early Images Freeze Both History and Beauty
`A NEW art in an old civilization," a French chemist wrote in the 1830s, shortly after the invention of photography. An exhibition of 235 prints at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, called "The Waking Dream: Photography's First Century," showcases...
Enduring a Tedious Cruise; Enjoying a Stone-Age Encounter
WHAT makes a good vacation? What makes a bad one? After 40 years of extensive travel, Arthur Frommer has some well-tested ideas. In a Monitor interview, he recalled a bad trip and one of his favorites.Not long ago he and his wife took her mother on a...
Events
MORE HARD DIPLOMACY OVER BOSNIA Thorvald Stoltenberg of Norway, who replaces Cyrus Vance as the United Nation's Bosnian peace negotiator, sought yesterday in Sarajevo to soothe the Bosnian government's fears that a new peace initiative would create...
FINOCCHI AL BURRO (Fennel Sauteed in Butter)
FINOCCHI AL BURRO (fennel sauteed in butter)</P><P>Fennel, both raw and cooked, is used much more as a vegetable in Italy than abroad, though it grows in most places and is easily found at many specialty vegetable markets and Italian markets....
Freshmen Democrats Key to Budget Vote One New Lawmaker Feels the Heat as the House Prepares to Vote Soon on Tax Hikes and Spending Cuts. CONGRESS
WHAT a day. What a week.Hours before "the most important vote of the year," Rep. Jay Inslee (D) of Washington finds himself at the center of a political whirlwind blowing around the White House and Capitol Hill.Representative Inslee and other freshmen...
Frommer's Guide to Great Trips It's the Mental Journey, He Says, Not the Physical One, That Makes the Vacation
FORTY years ago, Arthur Frommer decided to write a little travel guidebook for his fellow GIs stationed in Europe. So the graduate of Yale Law School traveled around, took notes, and came out with "The GI's Guide to Travel in Europe."The book was received...
Gas Lines A Good Sign? Only in Moscow
LINES are nothing new at gas pumps here. But in the past few days the queues have grown by a quantum leap, snaking up to a half-mile.In the United States, lines would be a sign of economic turmoil, conjuring up memories of the 1973 Arab oil embargo....
Government Prepares Germany for Tough Budget Cuts Ahead
IT is no wonder that German Finance Minister Theo Waigel wanted to trade his job in Bonn for the premiership of Bavaria in Munich.Having lost the political contest in that state last week, he is now stuck with the unpleasant task of making major new...
Goya Grows, Seeks New Markets as the Nation's Population of Hispanics Expands Rapidly, Food That Is Familiar and Reminds Them of Home Is Selling Well
FOR many Americans, the "wall of yellow" that marks the Hispanic section at the grocery store is still uncharted territory.But that will not be the case for long if Joseph Unanue, president of Goya Foods Inc., has anything to do with it.Goya Foods, founded...
Guatemala's Suspension of Democratic Rule Follows Precedent Set by Peru's Fujimori
GUATEMALAN President Jorge Serrano Elias appears undaunted by the negative reaction - at home and abroad - to his suspension of democratic rule here.The Clinton administration issued a statement condemning "this illegitimate course of action," which...
Investors Take a Chance on Foreign Funds
PLAYING the international stock markets used to be only for the astute and deep-pocketed. Now the burgeoning number of international mutual funds has brought both traditional overseas markets like Europe and Japan, as well as more exotic ones such as...
Justice - Punishment or Healing?
MOST people have a definite concept of justice, of the law and how it should be administered. And probably many would agree that those who commit crimes should be apprehended and punished. This seems reasonable where what are called felonies are concerned,...
Keeping EPA on Course
TWENTY-TWO years ago, in the Nixon administration, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was established. Its debut was already long overdue.Living on a beautiful, bountiful continent, Americans were taking too much for granted, as though these resources...
Loyal Friends of the Leafy, Growing Variety
SOME plants become friends. And they don't have to be spectacular dahlias or fragrant roses in order to do so. Most garden flowers are summer friends, gone in the winter when times are difficult up here in the mountains.Those who stand by you in adversity...
Michel: Clinton Can Win on Income Tax
WHEN the Clinton administration's deficit-reduction plan - in whatever final form it takes - passes the Congress, what will the president need to get to say he's achieved something?House minority leader Robert Michel (R) of Illinois, speaking at a Monitor...
Opportunity for the Americas
EARLIER this month, Secretary of State Warren Christopher and Treasury Secretary Lloyd Bentsen affirmed that the Clinton administration planned to vigorously pursue the goals of the Enterprise for the Americas Initiative (EAI) and was committed to free...
Parmesan - Seven Centuries before Kraft despite Its Rich Reputation, Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese Remains Relatively Unknown outside Italy
TRACKING down dairies that produce one of the finest cheeses in the world - Parmigiano-Reggiano - reminds one of a simple food truism that lived long before fast-food burgers and Twinkies: Taste begins with place.In Italy, all roads to Parmesan country...
S. Africa's Talks Disrupted by Detention of Militants Crackdown Widens Ruling Party Divisions between Hawks and Doves
A NATIONWIDE police crackdown on the leadership of the radical Pan-Africanist Congress has disrupted multiracial talks for a transition to democracy and jeopardized a June deadline for setting a date for the country's first democratic ballot.PAC President...
Schools Start Mandating Community Service Maryland Program, Which Begins Next Year, Is Viewed as Model of Flexibility for Students
BRIDGET CONWAY, a high school freshman in District Heights, Md., expected sheer boredom in tutoring a third-grader the multiplication tables. But after spending weeks on the 2s and 3s, her pupil finally grasped the concept and gave Ms. Conway a hug....
Sharing a Meal with Larry Gatlin the Man Who Lassoed Broadway Role of Will Rogers Is Part Clown, Part Philosopher
`I LOVE spice," Larry Gatlin says. "But I love fried shrimp." He can't decide between the Cajun shrimp or the fried. I have just joined the country singer at the oyster bar at the Union Oyster House, which proclaims itself "the oldest restaurant in the...
Silly Antics Rule Off-Broadway Pair
PLAYBOY OF THE WEST INDIES. Drama by Mustapha Matura. Directed by Gerald Gutirrez. At the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, Lincoln Center, until July 25.WILD MENI.Comedy by Peter Burns, Mark Nutter, Rob Riley, Tom Wolfe, and Jim Corti. At the Westside Theatre...
The Talk of Italy: Who's Next? Corruption Revelations Keep Italians Glued to the News - a Letter from Rome
THESE days you know, even before turning on the TV, what you're in for from the news broadcasts.More avvisi di garanzia, the notifications sent by investigating magistrates to politicians and businessmen that they are under investigation for giving or...
UN, Heeding China, Keeps a Dissident Out
ONLY two weeks before the United Nations hosts a major conference in Vienna on human rights, the world organization itself has raised some eyebrows.Under pressure from the People's Republic of China, the UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali this...
Where Weeds Are Winning
PERHAPS you need to commute at least two hours a day to fully appreciate this photograph.And not just any commute will do. You need two hours of "gridlock" commute, when the highway traffic creeps itself to a halt, with nary a blinking brake light down...
Worth Noting on TV
* FRIDAY</P><P>Robert F. Kennedy documentary (NBC, 9-11 p.m.): It's 25 years, believe it or not, since the tragic event in a hotel kitchen that so shocked the nation in 1968: the gunning down of Robert Kennedy while he was a leading contender...
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