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 December 30, 1994

A Bullet Too Far
UNS don't kill people. People kill people."This half-truth - propagated by those with an interest in selling guns and ammunition - has been stretched to new extremes of cynicism by a manufacturer seeking to introduce to the market two bullets promising...
An Ancient African Custom Comes under Fire Women's Groups Fight to Ban Cruel Practice of Female Circumcision
AN older woman tugs forcefully on the arm of a teenage girl trying to escape her."I don't want to die," the young girl shouts as she struggles to free herself. "I want to live."The scene, enacted at an outdoor theater here recently, and filmed for distribution...
As 1994 Draws to a Close, a Look Back at Peace on Earth While There Was Some Good News, Too Much War, Violence Prevailed
First, the relatively good news, which I fear will be a lot shorter than the bad news. Hopeful indications a year ago that three of the world's most enduring conflicts - South Africa, the Middle East, and North Ireland - might be nearing resolution have been...
Atlanta's King Family in Territorial Fight with Park Service
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.'S Queen-Anne style birth home, his crypt, the church he pastored, and the family-run King Center in Atlanta draw about 1 million tourists a year. But as of yesterday, visitors who came expecting tours of his home found the door...
Author Louis Auchincloss Tells Tales, Critiques Colleagues
FOR almost half a century, Louis Auchincloss has been the polished chronicler and shrewd anatomist of the waning New York WASP society that Edith Wharton portrayed in its heyday. A practicing Wall Street lawyer during most of his literary career, Auchincloss...
Bosnia: Quiet Guns and Noisy Diplomacy Series: UN Commander Failed to Return from Bihac Wednesday with a Local Cease-Fire, but Says He's Still Optimistic., KURT SCHORK/REUTERS
THE Bosnian government is drawing its line in the snow where the international community refused to.Bihac, the UN declared safe area in northwest Bosnia that the West failed to protect from Bosnian Serb attacks last month, has become a test for the halting...
Events
LEADING INDICATORS UP 0.3 PERCENT The US government's main forecasting gauge of future economic activity posted a 0.3 percent rise in November, signaling to analysts that the recovery is in no current danger of stalling out. The Commerce Department...
Finding Parity in Big Macs, Haircuts
WHEN Jitendra Borpujari visited his native India a few weeks ago, he got a haircut for 57 rupees. At the current foreign-exchange rate, that amounts to about $1.80. In Washington, where Mr. Borpujari works as an economist at the World Bank, a haircut...
FREEZE FRAMES A Weekly Update of Film Releases
* I.Q. - The setting is Princeton, N.J., about 40 years ago. The main characters are Albert Einstein, his brilliant and beautiful niece, and a handsome garage mechanic who's fallen crazily in love with her. Einstein knows the heart is more reliable...
Furor Turns Rhino Bullets into Gun-Control Ammo
WHEN Alabama ammunition developer David Keen decided to trumpet the destructive power of his new bullets, he probably didn't think he would be stoking the fiery debate over gun control.But a furor over the new cartridges this week serves as a preview...
GOP Plan to Boost the Military: Back to `Star Wars' and More B-2s `Contract' Proposal Takes Aim at Clinton Cuts in Pentagon Funding Series: REPUBLICAN ROAD MAP. One of a Series
GOP members of Congress have long complained that President Clinton has been less than generous when it comes to drawing up the Pentagon budget. But it's unlikely that boom times are now back for the Department of Defense - even though the new Republican...
Hard Lessons in Heating with Wood
ON very cold days in the city, I used to wonder where the heat came from, where the hot water was boiled and whether the two were related. My wife, Blake, and I have lived with both water radiators and hot-air heat, and though I assumed the heat probably...
It's Crystal-Ball Time: Imaging 1995
IN 1995, O.J. Simpson will end his murder trial with a plea bargain that sentences him to prison for five to 15 years.Congress will pass more significant legislation than at any time since 1965, resulting in fundamental changes in society. President Clinton...
Mixture of Hope and Anxiety Defines Americans' Mood Democracy Gives Us the Opportunity to Succeed, or to Fail
LOOKING to the new year now before us, Americans view their country's prospects with a mixture of hope and anxiety. It's a very old story.Commentary on the national mood has focused on economic dimensions. It has stressed "economic insecurity," whether located...
New Year, New Birth
WITH 1995 just around the corner, many of us are looking forward to making a fresh start. These words of Christ to St. John the Divine in the book of Revelation always encourage me at the New Year or whenever I need fresh inspiration: "Behold, I...
Peso Fall Marks End of Mexican Economic Fiesta
MEXICO'S economy is like a once-rousing fiesta that, after dragging on a bit too long, crashes to a halt in a sudden and confusing brawl.What President Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de Leon now must demonstrate to his "guests," foreign investors and the Mexican people...
Porsche Downshifts for Economic Curves
BATTERED by tough economic times that forced its chief competitors to stall out and be swallowed up, Porsche AG is striving to become the little carmaker that could retain its independence.The 1990s recession forced Porsche - whose cars enjoy renown...
Quality Viewing for Kids: A Peek at the Possibilities
THE TV medium may not have made a New Year's resolution to this effect, but it will be entering the new year with some promising ventures on behalf of young viewers - very young in some cases. The series - some already under way - tend to be exceptions...
Renovating Everything but Communist Rule the Main Architect of Economic Reforms Insists Capitalism Has Arrived in Vietnam, Even Though a Stock Market and Democracy Are Still Not in Sight Series: Journey through the New VIETNAM. Part Three of a Three-Part Series
HO CHI MINH CITY, officially known as Saigon until 1975 and unofficially ever since, is the fountainhead of Vietnam's economic transformation.A third of the foreign investment in Vietnam has been spent here. The average income in large parts of the city...
Russian Sculptor Finds Fame Elusive in His Native Country, Ernst Neizvestny Became Well Known after an Encounter with Khrushchev; He Now Seeks Exposure in the United States
Sergei Khrushchev, the Soviet premier's son, asked around after his father's death for the country's best sculptor to undertake a tombstone monument.His friends all repeated one name: Ernst Neizvestny, the very man who had publicly sparred with Nikita...
Sarajevo's 1,000 Days
NEW Year's Eve festivities will take place everywhere as usual, but a sadder anniversary will be marked tomorrow as well.Dec. 31, 1994, will be the 1,000th day of the siege of Sarajevo, which began on April 4, 1992, when Serb snipers shot up a peace rally.Sarajevo...
Sports Calendar
December 31-January 2</P><P>Four-star college/pro football weekend</P><P>With New Year's Day falling on Sunday, the most important bowl games - Sugar, Orange, Fiesta, Rose, and Cotton - will be played Monday, Jan. 2. But first...
The Flock That Forgot to Fly South
ALTHOUGH Neptune's great salt wash laves our periphery, the Back River is still a small estuary more scenic than commercial. We esteem it for the birds that pass rather than the clams that lurk in the mud - even if clams are fetching heap-big wampum...
The Long, Dark Shadow of the Russian Past
RUSSIAN nationalism surfaced a year ago, when Vladimir Zhirinovsky's ultranationalist party made an astonishing showing in elections to parliament. After that triumph, Mr. Zhirinovsky lost favor by his loudmouthed behavior, but his brand of resurgent nationalism...
The Met Revives `Peter Grimes' in Honor of Its 50th Year
Cole Porter was so bowled over by Ethel Merman's singing that he wrote entire Broadway shows tailored to her brassy, sassy voice. Burt Bacharach has written dozens of winsome pop songs for the inimitable voice of Dionne Warwick. The practice of composing...
US Hoops Champ Dawn Staley Shines in European Stint
IF you're an American playing women's professional basketball, you really can't "go home." There's no league. The land of opportunity isn't one, which in large measure explains why Dawn Staley, possibly the best woman playmaker in the world and the 1994 United...
US Presses North Korea for Pilot Congress Leaders May Stall Nuclear Pact, Aid to Pyongyang until Bobby Hall Is Released
THE prolonged detention of US helicopter pilot Bobby Hall by North Korea may already have done grave damage to delicate United States-North Korean relations. And it may have increased chances of trouble in Congress for the recent $4 billion nuclear accord between...
Will Kosovo Also Be Sacrificed to the Serbs?
Thank you for the article "Balkan Dominoes Could Tumble Back on Serbia Province," Dec. 13. The article made me feel as if I were sharing my concerns for the right to self-determination with my fellow brothers. It has been a long time since I have read...
Yeltsin's War in Chechnya Reveals Old Soviet Ways Can Persist
THREE years after the Soviet Union finally collapsed, the citizens of Russia are still far from sure what kind of country they live in.Their rulers tell them this is a new Russia that has stepped out of the darkness of czarist oppression and Communist...
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