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 August 25, 1994

Bonnie Raitt Rouses, Grateful Dead Jams Two Late-Summer Tours Cater to Fans of the Blues Rocker and the Psychedelic Holdovers
IT'S only been in the last few years, since her landmark "Nick of Time" album, that Bonnie Raitt has hit the big time, and she seemed visibly awed in her first appearance at New York's Radio City Music Hall. "We'll just pretend we're in a club," she...
California Farmers Hit at Habitat Laws Criminal Charges under Endangered Species Law Prompt Demonstrations
FARMERS in California's fertile heartland have stoutly endured drought, Medfly infestations, and the public's shifting tastes. Now they're being forced to allow wildlife biologists to inspect their land for endangered species habitat or face losing their...
California Measures Clout of New Latino Voters `Save Our State' Initiative and Eligibility for a New Pool of Latino Voters Heightens Interest in State's Off-Year Election
LATINOS, who make up 1 in 4 Californians, face a pivotal year in their emergence as a political force in the nation's most populous state.For years, the nation's fastest-growing ethnic group has been touted as an emerging electoral giant that could determine...
Class Action Suits
SOON the lazy days of summer will end, and children will exchange balls and frisbees for books and pencils, bare feet for loafers, and bathing suits for brand-new outfits.What exactly might they wear when they saunter to the school bus?A girl might be...
Companies Turn to Employee Ideas to Cut Costs and Improve Products Popular since 1930s, Suggestion Programs Are Being Revitalized
CISSY EVERSOLE, manager of an employee suggestion program at Siemens Industrial Automation, an electronics and software company in Johnson City, Tenn., used to receive more than 3,000 suggestions a year from the company's 600 employees.Typically, it...
Critics Say Big Publishers Threaten Good Literature
THIRTY years ago, the business of book publishing was a treehouse for the literary crowd. Today it's a corporate fortress where editors and MBAs push to sell more books to more kinds of people than ever before.Some say the change is good business. Others...
Don't Clip Weapons Ban
LOST in the high-caliber crossfire over the assault-weapons ban in the crime bill now pending in the Senate is this: It specifically protects the rights of law-abiding citizens to own 650 types of guns. Those who enjoy using guns for hunting or target...
Don't Isolate Cuba - Open It to New Ideas Allowing Trade and Other Exchanges Would Prepare Cubans for a Peaceful Transition to a Post-Castro Society
CUBA will eventually have a democratic government and a market-based economy. Of that there is no doubt. The questions are only when and how. Sooner is clearly better, but it is even more important that the transition be peaceful, and that a foundation...
EPA Should Use Business, Not Sanctions, to Clean Air Northeastern Economy Can't Absorb Government Arm-Twisting
TWELVE states from Virginia to Maine, including Washington, are struggling to develop a road map for cleaner air in the Northeast. However, while the goal of clean air is clear, there exists no consensus among the states and the Environmental Protection...
Events
ISRAEL STARTS WEST BANK HANDOVER Israel began handing over authority yesterday to Palestinians in parts of the West Bank still under its occupation, launching a new phase in its peace deal with the PLO. For the first time in the occupied area, Palestinian...
Family Time in Wealthy China the Economic Revolution, with Its VCRs and TVs, Widens the Generation Gap in a Middle-Class Home
IT'S a Sunday afternoon in Shanghai. Wang Guopin softly croons the opening bars of "When I Grow Too Old to Dream" as his son, daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren cluster in the family's cramped two-room flat. Bing Crosby plays on the CD player. The...
Foreign Firms Flood Market, Making Local Industry Reel BRAZIL OPENS UP COMPUTER MARKET
BRAZIL is emerging as one of Latin America's largest markets for multinational personal computer firms.After years of protectionist legislation aimed at developing an indigenous computer industry, Brazil has lowered tariffs and opened its markets. The...
Help and Hope for the Inner City the Head of a Community-Development Support Group Comments on Grass-Roots Urban Efforts
MIXING his metaphors, Paul Grogan says, "The mushrooming movement of community-development corporations (CDCs) is spreading like the kudzu vine in inner cities across America."Mr. Grogan, president of the New York-based Local Initiative Support Corporation...
Iceland Searches for a Mooring No Longer a Vital Atlantic Post for NATO, It Turns Hesitantly to Europe for Security
THIS island in the North Atlantic, with its myriad active volcanoes and massive glaciers, is bracing for what promises to be heated debate on its post-cold-war future.During the years of East-West confrontation, strategically located Iceland was firmly...
Lower Taxes Put More Cars on Road BRAZILIAN AUTO INDUSTRY ACCELERATES
JOAO VIEGAS is buying his first new car. It's not much - a stripped-down Corsa Wind subcompact with manual windows, no air conditioning, and a sluggish 1.0 liter engine. But Mr. Viegas is as proud as he was when his first son was born."It is my car,"...
Lunch Strategies for Parents Who Pack the Classic PB & J Is Always a Hit, but More Creative Ideas Will Delight Lunch-Box Toters
JANET WINGER recalls the time she volunteered as a chaperone for her son's fourth-grade class trip: "We were at the aquarium, and everyone got out their sack lunch. Well, I was shocked at what was going on: There was a lot of trading and a lot of dumping."It...
Pardon Me, General, Do You Have Any Grey Poupon?
FEW pieces of the Defense Department's real estate holdings equal the Presidio in San Francisco for grand beauty and enviable setting.It is called a country club equally by the upper brass who yearn to be stationed there, and by the critics of Pentagon...
Remembering WW II
THE upcoming 50th anniversary of the end of World War II has already warmed up old memories - and heated up old arguments.If the Holocaust still hangs over the war in Europe, the mushroom cloud still hovers above the war in the Pacific. The latest dispute...
SAT Scores Show Gains for Women in Math, Science
COLLEGE-BOUND high school seniors turned in a mixed performance on this year's Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT). Scores released today show improvement in math but slipping scores on verbal portions of the test.The average math score increased one point...
Taiwan Looks for a Seat in the House of Nations
THE most insistent knocker on the door of membership at the United Nations these days is Taiwan.Expelled in 1971 when UN members voted to seat Beijing as the legitimate representative of the one China, Taiwan and its 21 million people are making an energetic...
The Kennedy Clan's Ubiquitous Women
THE story of the Kennedy family is a never ending, real-life soap opera. The drama, which ranges from epic tragedy to sordid melodrama, includes dedication to worthy causes and tawdry self-destructive behavior.In "The Kennedy Women: The Saga of an American...
US and UN Consider Pullout from Somalia
THE UN mission to Somalia is accomplishing little militarily, may be delaying peace, and is hamstrung by corruption, according to United States diplomats and key private relief officials.As a result, senior US State Department officials are debating...
US Forced to Break Fuel Embargo in Haiti
AS Haiti's military-backed government again asserts its power - this time, by refusing to release a shipment of fuel earmarked by the United Nations for humanitarian aid - Haitians' feelings deepen that United States policy is as washed-out and ineffective...
US Navy Halts Interceptions of Vessels on Red Sea
UNITED States Navy-led shipping interceptions in the Red Sea, enforcing United Nations sanctions against Iraq, will be suspended for a one-month trial period beginning today. The Navy's announcement on Tuesday followed a UN agreement to stop intercepting...
US Seeks New Tack in Cuban Crisis Officials Aim to Speed Up Legal Immigration Process, Encourage Democratic Change in Cuba
A SWELLING tide of raft-borne refugees from Cuba is defying US attempts to stem it and threatening a return to the chaos of the 1980 Mariel boat-lift crisis.Concern is rising in Washington because the Cuban influx is following a different pattern than...
When the First Locks Fall to the Floor
The sky has shifted from shimmering blue to fireball orange into shades of glowing indigo. Soft music plays on the radio. My parents' 45th wedding anniversary party is winding down. Guests begin to slip away, leaving behind quiet echoes of laughter and...
Where to Begin Cleaning the Environment
WHEN I've neglected it for some time, housecleaning is discouraging. Where do I begin? But if I choose a corner and get some- thing cleaned, the job appears more hopeful. The neglected house came from neglected thinking. Laziness, disorganization, ...
Worth Noting on TV
* THURSDAY</P><P>My So-Called Life (ABC, 8-9 p.m.): ABC is getting a head start on the new fall season - the rest of which doesn't begin until mid-September - with the premiere of this series.</P><P>The network description rings...
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