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 20, 1993

A Certain Science
I WAS recently involved in an extensive project that required our taking down, or boxing in, every last vestige of a particular material used in the construction of a building. The material has been deemed to be dangerous to health. It occurred...
Aid Returns as Somali Violence Ebbs Relief Organizations Stress That Diplomacy, Not Manhunts, Will Facilitate Nation-Building
ENCOURAGED by the recent lull in violence in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, relief and development agencies are planning to resume their operations there.Although food distribution is no longer a primary concern, fighting in Mogadishu has increased...
Analysts Cautious as Merger Speculation Fires Up Markets
THE merger mania sweeping through the United States entertainment and telecommunications sectors is starting to have a broad impact on the stock market in general. Trading activity has been rising to record levels. Speculators are snapping up shares...
Avoid S. Africa Chaos - Restrain Buthelezi
VIOLENCE threatens to spoil South Africa's hard won transition to democracy and delay next year's elections. Unambiguous actions by the government and the new multiracial, multiparty Transitional Executive Council (TEC), including the deployment of military...
Chicago Schools Remain Just Barely in Session
TEACHERS in Chicago will soon have an opportunity to give more than just instruction in the classroom. They may sacrifice some of their pay to keep schools open.Members of the Chicago teachers' union will vote Oct. 21 on a tentative contract with the...
Cleanup Aims at Pollution Choking Russia's Rivers
UNDER an ancient stone bridge, where the sun hardly ever shines through an overcast sky, the Uhanov family grows vegetables on the banks of the severely polluted Yauza River.Victor Uhanov says the family needs these cucumbers, tomatoes, and potatoes...
Congress vs. President on US Foreign Policy Lawmakers Challenge Troop Commitments
THE headline above this story was as valid 200 years ago as it is today, but that makes life no easier for President Clinton, who still hasn't hit his stride as commander in chief.In fact, even though a few things have gone right for Mr. Clinton in recent...
Environmentalism Goes Native: Navajos Plan to Reduce Logging
WITH one of the largest privately managed forests in the Southwest, the Navajo tribe has long relied on their vast stands of ponderosa pine for lumber, employment, and revenue.But like loggers in the Pacific Northwest, Navajo leaders are facing a new...
Events
RANGERS UNIT PULLS OUT OF SOMALIA President Clinton is pulling the Army's unit of Rangers out of Somalia, the White House announced Oct. 19. In a statement, White House spokeswoman Dee Dee Myers said the president had approved a recommendation of...
For L.A., It's D Vu as the Denny Trial Ends as in the Rodney King Case, the Latest High-Profile Trial Leaves Mixed Feelings on Whether Justice Was Served. Many Just Want the City to Move On
THE criminal courtroom has never been a very clean forum for solving deeply entrenched community problems - or meeting its expectations.Such is the case with the Reginald Denny beating trial that reached its denouement in a hushed courtroom here this...
In Haiti, the Gunboats Take on the Generals
AS the United Nations' oil and arms embargo clamped into place around Haiti, the country's military rulers continued to ignore demands that they step down and allow the country to return to democratic rule.Six warships from the United States are circling...
Karaoke Boom Turns High-Tech
VISITORS to the Anchor Military Singing Bar in Japan might be shocked to see a sample of the latest in karaoke.Instead of emoting such favorites as "My Way," the amateur Japanese singers at Anchors take their pick of propaganda songs from World War II....
Mediators Scrape Barrel for Solutions to War in Bosnia
WITH two peace plans rejected by the warring factions, the international mediators trying to broker an end to the 19-month conflict in Bosnia-Herzegovina have no new viable proposals.Lord David Owen of the European Community and United Nations special...
Meditations on the Freeway
THE Sudanese taxi driver who drove me in from the airport on my return from the Golden State the other day wanted to know whether it is true that you can't say you've seen America until you've seen California.Well, yes and no. It probably should be on...
Nobel Prizes Underscore Value of Basic Science Research
CONGRESSIONAL supporters have saved space-station funding from its critics. Supporters of the superconducting supercollider particle accelerator are working to save its funding too.But who will save United States basic science research?There's a loss...
Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto Gets a Second Chance
BENAZIR BHUTTO, who became prominent as the first woman to lead an Islamic state five years ago, has made her long-awaited political comeback.After her party won a slim margin in national elections Oct. 6, she was appointed prime minister again Oct....
Salmon Issue Poses A Stiffer Challenge Than the Spotted Owl
WHILE the Clinton administration tries to balance timber-industry jobs and environmental protection for the controversial northern spotted owl, a fish in the Pacific Northwest poses even greater political challenges.It's the salmon, the prime symbol...
SOUTHEAST CHICAGO Looking Forwad from an Industiral Past Series: POINTS OF THE COMPASS. Part of an Occasional Series. Only Article Appearing Today
IT is not hard to imagine the intersection of 106th Street and Torrence Avenue the way it used to be."I'm telling you, steel was piled up out there at least 15 feet, ready to go," Frank Lumpkin says, gesturing toward a locked chain-link fence that encloses...
Syrians Ambivalent on Peace with Israel UNLEARNING HATRED
THERE can be few Syrians who pray for peace with Israel as fervently as Mahana Nahli.His white walrus moustache bristling, Mr. Nahli stood squinting into the sun on a hillside one recent Friday morning and talked to his daughter the only way he can;...
The Invisible Farmer
WHAT turn-of-the-century census taker, counting his way through rural America at a time when 35 percent of Americans lived on farms, could have imagined a future in which the farm population would be so diminished that the government would stop counting farmers?Yet...
The Voice of a Writer `in Process'
IN her slow, deep, and deliberate honeyed voice, writer and poet Maya Angelou says that she does not "think fast" at all. What this versatile woman is doing with her life, she says, is taking both the rough and sweet experiences and slowly, slowly mulling them...
The Woman, the Roofers, and the Raccoons
SHE is large and fair, and nobody asks her age. But why does she bother to carry a thermos heavy with ice from her attic apartment down four flights of stairs to the foot of ladders surrounded by splintered wood, cracked tiles, tar paper torn into trapezoids, bent...
Top Executives in Canadian Companies Must Disclose Pay
ONTARIO'S socialists have made Canada's capitalists hopping mad. The Ontario government has ruled that the top five executives of publicly traded Canadian firms will have to reveal their salaries and perks."Does the government want all people who earn...
Uncertain Political Future for Latin America's Left
LATIN American leftists - whether dressed in guerrilla garb or not - have been a potent political influence. But they've "failed miserably" - except in Cuba - to take power, make revolution, and live up to their lofty ideals, says Jorge Castaneda.With...
US, Cuba after Castro
CUBA watchers are pondering not whether the Castro regime will fall, but how to deal with the inevitability of it.Officially, the Clinton administration has set up a task force, with members from some 40 federal agencies, to prepare for the eventuality...
US Policy on Nicaragua Should Address Economics
LAST month's hostage crisis in Nicaragua appears to confirm a simplistic view widely held in the United States that the main problem in Nicaragua is the persistence of "old hatreds." After all, the hostage crisis began when a group of rearmed Contras,...
Volkswagen Trims Work Force, Trying to Restore Profitability but Severe Downturn Has Coincided with a Raft of Other Troubles
NO other city in Europe is so dominated by a single car company as Wolfsburg, Germany.It hosts the headquarters of Volkswagen and that company's - and the world's - largest car factory under one roof. Its streets are clogged with Golfs, Passats, Polos,...
Who Will Protect the Haitians? Betrayal, a Theme in the Country's History, Permeates the Island's Current Conflict
NEARLY 200 years ago, Toussaint L'Ouverture, dubbed the gilded African by Napoleon Bonaparte, helped the French Army defeat the British on the island then known as Hispaniola.But L'Ouverture's bid to abolish slavery on what is today called Haiti posed...
With Deficit Looming, Britain Aims for Leaner Armed Forces
BRITAIN'S defenses are threatened with deep spending cuts as Prime Minister John Major strives to curb a ballooning public debt.A British pounds3 billion ($4.5 billion) tactical nuclear missile system for the Royal Air Force is to be scrapped, and there have...
You Can Call Home Easier Than E.T. Did for Terrestrials, Technology Is Now Available to Call or FAX Anywhere on Earth Using a Briefcase-Sized Telephone Device
WITHIN the next decade, you should be able to pull out a portable phone and use it anywhere in the world. It won't matter whether you're driving in Mt. Lebanon, Pa., or climbing Mt. Everest, in Tibet. You'll always be in touch.Of course, some of this...
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