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 March 10, 1993

Britain's Major Is Set Back by Maastricht Opponents A `EUROSKEPTIC' TRIUMPH
THE British government is coming under increasing pressure to let the people decide whether the Maastricht Treaty on European union should be ratified.Demands for a national referendum to resolve the most divisive issue in British politics came from...
Canada's Lumber Industry Races to Meet US Demand
RESTRICTIONS on the use of land used for timber in the United States has meant rising profits in the Canadian lumber industry.Because of rising demand in the US housing market, hundreds of Canadian woodlot owners and small sawmills are rushing to supply lumber...
Clinton's Economic Plan Will Contain Deeper Cuts
IT may be only slightly less startling than the fall of the Berlin Wall: Congressional Democrats, who have traditionally fought tooth-and-nail against reductions in nondefense spending, this week made greater cuts in the federal budget than President...
Debate over Deficits, Taxes Centers on Different Views of the Reagan Legacy
BENEATH the debate over President Clinton's stimulus and deficit-cutting package wrestle two different views of how the economy works.At its most purely economic, this debate is a technical one over which is more important to economic growth: cutting...
Events
LINKS UNCOVERED IN BOMBING INQUIRY</P><P>The Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of the World Trade Center bombing is said to be zeroing in on links between Mohammed Salameh, the Palestinian suspect, and El Sayyid Nosair, who is in jail...
Grassroots Ties Grow at Sino-Russia Border but Both Governments Are Moving to Implement Controls
A FEW years ago, Yuri Mamatiuk was a Russian scholar of Chinese in Moscow.But since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the academic has moved his family to Beijing and plunged into the hurly-burly of the largely unofficial trade booming between Russia...
GRAYS HARBOR as Yet Another Mill Closes Down, a Timber-Dependent Community Copes with the Human Cost of Change
WALKING back to his office at the Grays Harbor Paper Company after showing a visitor around, manager John McDonald is a lonely figure. He's the only person in sight at a mill that bustled with activity for more than 60 years, the last one left who heard...
How to Upgrade Old Computer Clunkers
CALL it arrogance. Or maybe PC2 (Politically Correct Personal Computing). When you ask about upgrading an old computer, the PC community answers with a sneer.Turn it into a planter, these self-appointed gurus say, or maybe a door stop.The message is...
In Pursuit of Alternative Forms of Energy
While I generally appreciate your thoughtful editorials, I am deeply disturbed by the editorial "High Nuclear Hurdles," Feb. 24, claiming that nuclear power can make a greater contribution to humanity's well-being in the future, and that the federal government...
Japan Seems Pleased with Signs of Activist US Economic Policy A NEW MODEL?
SMILES of self-satisfaction are spreading among leaders in Tokyo as they watch President Clinton pursue a Japanese-style industrial policy for the United States.But Tokyo officials are more than flattered about this American imitation of Japan's economic...
Making the Connection
OUR new reading lamp wouldn't light. Tiny rough edges on the metal plug had kept it from going all the way into its receptacle. It wasn't connecting. When that problem was solved, there was a flood of brightness. The incident reminded me of another much...
Mexico's Ruling Party Hurt by Fund-Raising `Blunder' Pledges by Wealthy Make Campaign Financing Hot Issue
MEXICO'S Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) celebrated its 64th anniversary at the government's helm on March 5. But few of the party faithful were able to savor the moment. The PRI is reeling from bad publicity about a Feb. 23 fund-raising dinner...
Nascent Palestinian Party May Bring Power Home PLO and Israel Respond Cautiously, Look on `with Interest'
FOR the first time since the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) was founded nearly 30 years ago, Palestinians in the Israeli-occupied territories are launching a new political party.Although planners of the nascent Palestinian Democratic Union (PDU)...
Parisians Welcome Back Their Matisse the French Exhibition, Derived from the New York Blockbuster, Has Its Own Luster
MATISSE comes to Paris. Or more accurately, Matisse comes home to Paris. The French capital is where, in the first two decades of the century, Henri Matisse's art flowered into its revolutionary first maturity. The Pompidou Center has given over its...
Piano Company Lightens Tune in Timber Town
WITH a degree in forestry from Washington State University and millions of acres of forests in the Pacific Northwest, Greg Weist fully expected to have a long career in his chosen profession. He specialized as a log scaler, the expert who figures out...
Pivotal Australian Election Turns on the Economy and a New Tax
AUSTRALIANS must decide March 13 whether to abandon a decade-old Labor government battling recession in favor of a radical opposition party promising to impose a hefty tax on consumption.Just days before the vote, analysts say Australia's national election...
Press Agent's Dream: A Dash of Ready-Made Publicity for the Matisse Show
NO doubt about it, Parisians would have gone to the Matisse exhibition anyway.Less than two months after New Yorkers and company finished going nuts over the Museum of Modern Art's Matisse extravaganza, the Pompidou Center's more focused approach to...
Reporting: A Skill of Competent People
REPORTING is a universal trait among competent people.An essential aspect of reporting is a predisposition to activity, to inquiry and exploration. A reporter wants to see things for himself, to check things out instead of relying on secondary opinions....
Robert Oakley's Mission to Somalia Took Courage
LAST week Robert Oakley, the special United States envoy to Somalia, completed his mission. During his three months in the country, he demonstrated the risks, skills, and opportunities involved in peacemaking in today's troubled world.Ambassador Oakley...
Somalia: A Flash of Color in the Sunlight
AS I sat recently on the back porch of our small apartment in Nairobi, Kenya, I spotted a bronze sunbird flitting about the branches of a nearby tree. A small, handsome bird with a long tail and a curving beak, its greenish, bronze-colored head glinted...
Some Karelians Urge Breaking from Moscow, Joining Finland
WHILE officials in Karelia worry about the possible breakup of Russia, a few political activists here are agitating for the autonomous republic to unify with neighboring Finland.Karelia owes its autonomous status to being home to ethnic minorities -...
Star Search, Tory-Style
CANADIANS want change. They can feel the political structure that has governed the country for the last eight years crumbling. And they believe that the nation is mired in an economic and political morass that makes progress impossible.Prime Minister...
Summit: Friend or Foe to Yeltsin? the US-Russia Meeting in April May Provide Fuel for Anti-Western Fire
PRESIDENT Clinton's decision to hold his first summit meeting with Russian President Boris Yeltsin on April 3 and 4 in Vancouver, British Columbia, indicates that the new administration does not understand the Russian internal political scene. Mr. Clinton's well-intentioned...
The Benign Uses of Power
WHAT is power? Is it the blast of a bomb in New York's World Trade Center? Is it the capacity to tie up United Nations trucks loaded with food and relief supplies on the roads to Bosnia? Headlines can make power seem as violent and unjust as an Uzi in the...
The Search for Cuts
FIRMLY in the driver's seat in Washington, Democrats are working to show that they can be a party of fiscal responsibility and that legislative gridlock has loosened its grip on the capital.The House and Senate budget committees are drafting budget resolutions...
THE WORLD FROM.The United Nations Concerns about Effectiveness and Funding Grow as UN Assumes More Prominent Role around the World
THE blue-shirted security guards here at the United Nations are jumpier than usual these days. They go into high alert whenever reporters in search of quotes from diplomats forget to stay behind the portable guard rails.The recent bombing of New York's...
UN Climate Meeting Tests Clinton's Image as `Green' after Criticizing Bush on Environment, President Now Must Shape His Own Plan
WITH the United Nations meeting on global climate change in New York March 15, the Clinton administration faces its first major test on international environmental issues.As a presidential candidate, Bill Clinton criticized George Bush for failing to...
US Coopts Key State Taxes New Federal Excise Taxes Cut into Traditional State Revenue Pie, a `Sin' in the States' View
IN the eyes of many state officials, the Clinton administration's intention to use so-called "sin taxes" to help pay for an expansion of health insurance is a sin in itself. Such excise levies on items like tobacco have traditionally been the province...
Valuable Thyssen Art Likely to Be Sold to Spanish Museum
THE European art world has been in a tizzy in recent weeks over the news that an important part of the Thyssen-Bornemisza art collection, one of the world's most valuable, may be purchased by the Spanish government during the next few months.The Villahermosa...
Whales Linked to Land Fossils Suggest Sea Mammals' Ancestors May Have Been Amphibious
HANS THEWISSEN, a Duke University paleontologist, was cleaning rock off the fossilized bone of a Pakicetus, a 50-million-year-old whale, when a tiny bone fell out of a cavity.The bone was an anvil, the part of the ear that allows land mammals to hear....
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