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 January 17, 1995

Are Newspaper Carriers an Endangered Species?
NO wonder kids join gangs. Now even the newspaper industry has given up on them.Last summer a number of newspaper carriers and their parents picketed the home of San Francisco Examiner publisher Will Hearst, protesting the San Francisco Newspaper Agency's...
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A Rival Agency Is Next Chapter in the Saatchi Saga
MAURICE SAATCHI, ousted chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi, one of the world's best-known advertising agencies, is to launch a rival firm that will aim to take business away from the company he co-founded with his brother Charles 25 years ago.But he is running...
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As Peace Train Slips in Balkans, Bosnia, Croatia Take New Track
WORRIED that the West may be slowly capitulating to the Serbs, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia are threatening to take matters into their own hands and further escalate fighting in the former Yugoslavia.Last Thursday, Croatian President Franjo Tudjman...
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At the Mudpie, Patrons Laud GOP Aims but Doubt Results CHATTER OF CHATTANOOGA
AT the Mudpie, a coffee shop in an up-and-coming arts district in Chattanooga, Tenn., waiter Mike Hacker could easily be mistaken for a liberal.He sports a ponytail, wears four earrings in his left ear - one a peace symbol - and talks more like a southern...
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Deal to End El Salvador War Threatened by Slow Reforms Red Tape Hampers Effort to Sell Land to Peasants; US Needs to Step Up Its Role
EL SALVADOR'S heralded but fragile peace is in disarray and threatens to collapse.During the first four months of 1995, the time period for transfer of land expires and the United Nations peacekeeping force, ONUSAL, is due to begin departure from the...
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Digital TV Era: Shopping, Video Calls from Grandma
THE United States, which ushered in the age of television, is about to reinvent it.There's much disagreement about how far and how fast the technology will take hold. But this much is clear. TV sets of the future will be bigger and display clearer pictures...
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Disengaged Freshmen
ANOTHER one of those polls has been completed, aimed at uncovering the mystery of what goes on in the minds of the young.The pollsters, sponsored by the Higher Education Research Institute of the University of California at Los Angeles, interviewed 333,703...
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Diversity Begets More Diversity in University Science Programs Scholarship Program for Minority Doctoral Candidates Aims to Develop 400 More Minority Faculty in the US by the Year 2000
Gabriel Gutierrez has wanted a career in science since his days at a parochial high school in Chicago, when an advanced-placement biology course introduced him to the excitement of laboratory work.He did well as an undergrad at Loyola University in Chicago,...
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Events
CLINTON HEADS WEST WITH EYE ON '96 President Clinton is picking up his travel schedule in hopes of convincing US voters that he - not his rival Republicans - can slice them "a piece of the American dream." The president marked the Martin Luther King...
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Feeling Shy?
WHEN I was a young person I used to hate going to parties and other social gatherings. I always felt out of place. My family was poor and so my clothes weren't always the best. But the real problem was that I didn't know what to say. I never felt...
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Fine-Finned Friends
They knew we had food. As sure as we were putt-putting down the waterway looking for them, they had come looking for us.It was 8 o'clock in the morning, and my younger brothers and I were in a small boat, motoring through an ocean inlet in Sarasota,...
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First All-California Super Bowl Features Powerhouse 49ers, Cinderella Chargers
NOW that the San Francisco 49ers have won their own personal "Super Bowl" against arch rival Dallas, the big challenge is to rise to the occasion yet again in the real Super Bowl, the one without quotation marks that determines the official 1994 National...
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GOP Majority Walks Divided Path over Term-Limits Issue
AS the new Congress enters its third week, it has become clear that the majority Republicans' political agenda may not come out of the congressional pulp mill exactly the way it went in.Infighting among the Republicans themselves has endangered GOP proposals...
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Help for Fishermen from the Lab with the Closing of Georges Bank, New England Scientists Are Seeking to Develop Strains of Fish Suitable for Aquaculture
When the United States Commerce Department closed major portions of Georges Bank to commercial fishing early last month, it seemed as though another of New England's most time-honored occupations had foundered.Now, marine scientists in the region are...
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High Court Takes Up Case Testing Bounds of Racial Preference
THE proverbial angry white male is getting his day in court.In a landmark case that challenges affirmative action, lawyers will present arguments today before the United States Supreme Court on the use of race in awarding federal contracts.The case has...
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In a Two-Front War, Kremlin Battles Both Grozny, Russian Fears
IN a scene that reveals Russia's misgivings about the war in Chechnya, women have traveled from far and wide to the headquarters of the Russian assault.But when they approach officers at the command post in the Mozdok airport in North Ossetia - desperate...
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In Search of Elusive (or Illusive?) Black Holes
Last year was a good year for black holes.After two centuries of speculation and two decades of inconclusive data, a Hubble Space Telescope research team appeared finally to have nailed one. Now a radio-astronomy team reports that it probably has pinned...
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`Intifadah' Reignites in West Bank Palestinians Are Organizing a Resistance Campaign to Expanding Jewish Settlements, Which, They Claim, Are Casting a Pall over the Israeli-PLO Peace Accord
THE latest focus of Palestinian resistance against Israel - expansion of Jewish settlements on the occupied West Bank - has begun to overshadow the 16-month-old peace process here."It's a make or break point," says Hanan Ashrawi, the former Palestine...
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Italian Government, Usually Overheated, Makes Cool Choices
ITALIAN politics - which usually have all the intrigue and fascination of an American soap opera - may be taking a short commercial break.Following the spectacular downfall of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi last month, the appointment on Friday of...
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Migratory Birds Die in Droves: Can NAFTA Come to the Rescue? MEXICAN MIRE
THERE are no more green-billed teals or northern pintail ducks floating on the dull, steel-gray Silva Reservoir. The water's edge begins to tell the story.Mixed in among the detritus of everyday human consumption strewn along the reservoir's fetid shore...
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Must-See Show for Fans of Rhythm & Blues Tevin Campbell Is the Concert's Young Star, `Babyface,' Its Urban Gentleman, and Boyz II Men, Its Ultraclean and Enormously Popular Quartet
The lineup was a contemporary rhythm-and-blues lover's dream: 18-year old former wunderkind Tevin Campbell, songwriter-balladeer Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, and the chart-topping harmonies of Boyz II Men.As the house lights were dimmed, it became immediately...
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Navigating the Rough Road from Rio
When the Earth Summit was held in Brazil in 1992, Secretary-General Maurice Strong said of the unprecedented United Nations gathering: "Let's be realistic. The road from Rio is going to be more difficult than the road to Rio."Some progress has been made...
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Postcards from Cyberspace the Monitor's Computer Columnist Shares His Collection of E-Mail from Readers
Anyone who thinks "Interview With the Vampire" is scary should see my electronic mail. Missives from all over cyberspace home in on this lonely outpost. It seems many readers have something to tell the Monitor's computer columnist. It warms a virtual...
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Program Founders Call It Alternative to Affirmative Action
N the broadest sense," JoAnn Moody admits, the Compact for Faculty Diversity fits in the category of affirmative action. But Ms. Moody, vice-president of the New England Board of Higher Education, and others involved in the compact make it clear that...
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Shocks of Big Shake Still Rumble in L.A
ONE year after the costliest disaster in United States history - the 6.7-magnitude earthquake here - Los Angeles is still a city in repair and transition.Scaffolded office buildings, ubiquitous piles of brick and mortar, and abandoned "ghost" apartments...
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The First Hundred Days - of a Presidency?
NEWT GINGRICH is already running for president. Listen to what people are calling, by a slip of the tongue or otherwise, his inaugural speech as Speaker: He was reaching out not just to his fellow House members but to all Americans. He would help the...
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The High Price of News
`NEWS' as entertainment - whether stage whispers to a telegenic anchorperson or aerial shots of a white Bronco wandering the streets of Los Angeles - disgusts many Americans, and we can't blame them. No wonder journalism joins politics among the least...
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The Ratings Game Fuels Voter Anger
The author of the opinion-page speech excerpts "Media Failed US Voters in `94 By Missing the Real Stories," Jan. 5, has a good grasp on what has happened with the US voter. The media can claim a larger share of the responsibility for voter anger. The...
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US Geography beyond Musty Maps
Grady CLAY'S "Real Places: An Unconventional Guide to America's Generic Landscape" is built on the premise that geography at its most interesting is human history, and that history can be told quite fully in terms of geography.In this readable and surprisingly...
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Winter Lodgings for Talkative Birds
HOW often have I heard someone say derisively, "That's for the birds!" Now I ask myself, "What's for the birds today?"It all began when a homeless mother peacock and her brood of four appeared upon my half-acre lot in Paradise Valley, Las Vegas, Nev.I...
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