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 May 18, 1995

A Gain-and-Loss View of Immigrants in US
IN the prosperous suburbs of San Diego, Calif., many families hire illegal aliens as live-in maids and nannies. The going rate is $150 a week -- not even the minimum wage.These householders benefit directly from immigration in that they get cooking,...
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America's National Day of Prayer Should Include All Religions
America's National Day Of Prayer Should Include All ReligionsI read with appreciation the front-page article "New Revival in National Day of Prayer," May 4.I strongly support the National Day of Prayer. However, I find its present form to be exclusive...
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An Old Unclaimed Overcoat Teaches New Warmth
THERE is an overcoat I'm apt to choose when it's cool and I'm heading out for a walk. It's a soft navy blue with unusual pleated cuffs. It fits me well. At first, I was most uneasy about wearing it. You see, I have absolutely no idea how it got into...
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Bayou Battle Pits Gill Netters against Rod-and-Reel Crowd
NAILED to a cypress tree on Route 56, Wilbert Kramer's plywood sign is hard to miss. It reads in drippy green paint: "I Support Commercial Fishing: A Louisiana Tradition."Here in Bayou Country, where $20 buys a sackful of crawfish and children ride to...
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Bolstered by Polls, Clinton Toughens His Political Stance Surveys Show Ratings Up 10 Points since April
AS Bill Clinton waves his veto pen in anger, all signs point to a newly emboldened chief executive suddenly eager to prove his relevance to the Republican power center on Capitol Hill.Taking a page from the GOP playbook of years past, President Clinton's...
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Both Parties Face Challenges Heading into Campaign '96
THE race for the presidency, which won't be decided for 18 months still, is well under way. The president, seeking a second term, is in "campaign mode," and a full complement of Republican challengers are pursuing voters from New Hampshire to California....
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Canadian Nickel Discovery Puts Promoter in the Black
DIAMOND Fields Resources has struck it rich, but not on diamonds.The junior exploration company from Vancouver paid a couple of prospectors to go on a search at the other end of Canada, in the cold wastes of Labrador, where they found what could be the...
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CD REVIEWS an Occasinal Updat of Music Releases
*POP/ROCKBruce Springsteen -- Greatest Hits (Columbia):For Springsteen purists, the bonus on this disc comes with four previously unreleased cuts featuring the E-Street Band (which disbanded in 1989). While these songs don't classify as hits, they do...
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China Tries to Hide Its Land Grab but Manila Pulls Back the Curtain
IT is a scene no neighbor of China would like to see: An invasion by a group of Chinese bringing ships, people, buildings -- and guns.But for the Philippines, the scene is all too real, even to the point of a ship-to-ship confrontation in this watery...
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Cutting Medicare Tests GOP Resolve on Budget Big Savings Needed to Close Deficit; Seniors Balk
RISKING the wrath of older voters, Republicans this week are forging ahead with plans to substantially reduce the growth of Medicare spending. For GOP lawmakers this may be both the most fiscally important and politically delicate step in trying to eliminate...
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FBI Appointee in Eye of Storm
THE big news at Attorney General Janet Reno's White House press conference on May 2 was the reversal of policy on Cuban refugees. Another big story was the Oklahoma City investigation -- the arrest of two men whose movements seemed to coincide with those...
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'Forget Paris' Takes a Mature Look at Romance
WHAT is the fascination that basketball players seem to hold for short men? Attend any New York Knicks game, and you'll see Woody Allen and Spike Lee on the sidelines. In the new romantic comedy, "Forget Paris," in which Billy Crystal plays a pro-basketball...
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FREEZE FRAMES the Monitor Movie Guide MAY 19, 1995 Movies That Contain Violence, Sexual Situations, Nudity, and Profanity Are Denoted V, S, N, and P Respectively. Evaluations Do Not Constitute a Monitor Endorsement. Further Guidance Is Supplied by Full Reviews on the Arts Pages
EVALUATION SYMBOLSDavid SterrittStaff PanelMeaningO\ O\ Don't botheruqPooruuqqFairuuuqqqGooduuuuqqqqExcellent71Half rating pointNew ReleasesJALSAGHARuuuu "The Music Room" is the English-language title of this 1958 masterpiece by Indian filmmaker Satyajit...
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GOP Handed a Christian Contract School Prayer and Abortion Are Religious Right Issues That May Split Republicans
IF nothing else, the Christian Coalition's announcement yesterday of its "Contract With the American Family" demonstrates that the religious-conservative political movement has never been more powerful.House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Senate majority whip...
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Heaven on Earth -- No Broken Home
JESSICA went back to her mother last week, after spending five months with her father. She's eight years old. Along with millions of other children, she's the child of divorced parents.Since Jessica's father is my son, and I'm his neighbor, I was...
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Imparting a Love of Learning
Miss Audrey Weston. I can see her now. She was my high school English teacher and my heroine. There was a sureness in the way she stood at the open door of Room 204, one hand on the doorknob and the other on her hip -- a long, freshly sharpened pencil...
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Mexico's Economic Woes Drive Expected Opposition Victory
IN a bellwether state where Mexicans first took arms against colonial rule, voters may give a strong rebuke to the nation's ruling party this month for the country's economic crisis.If this electoral uprising against the Institutional Revolutionary Party...
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Newspapers Fold under Higher Costs Extra, Extra: Rising Newsprint Prices Are Forcing Some Papers out of Business, While Others Are Raising Subscription Rates or Shrinking the Size of Pages
'ALL the news that's fit to print," has long been the New York Times motto. But, of late, Rolling Stone magazine's takeoff -- "All the news that fits" -- is seeming more and more appropriate, for both the Times and the entire newspaper industry.Newspapers...
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No Straight Answers from the Phone Company
Long ago, in a moment of profound thought, I stated in a public place that telephone companies are run by a lot of people who don't know how to run telephone companies. At the time, I was surprised at the number of people who agreed with me and related...
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Oval Office True Grit
BY threatening to veto a $16.4 billion package of spending cuts being offered by the Republican Congress, President Clinton has begun sounding more like his purported idol -- Harry Truman -- and less like 19th-century presidential wannabe Henry Clay,...
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PASTELS British Artist John Hersey Set Aside His Own Easel to Make Pastels; Now He Delights in Refining the Soft, Colorful Chalk
John Hersey is an artist. His burning interest is in light. "Artists are usually interested in things," he says. But the charcoal drawings he was making -- a dozen years ago now -- were, he realized, "all about light. Nothing to do with landscapes, roads,...
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Sports Gambling Rolls into the Schoolrooms of Suburbia Easy Credit and Sheepish Parents Add to the Rise of Underage Gambling
IN middle school, most kids learn about numbers in algebra class. Thirteen year-old Mike S. learned about them by gambling.At first, his habit cost him a few dollars a week. It started small, minor bets placed on professional sports games as part of...
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The News in Brief
The USWith a 231-203 House majority, Republicans said they were assured of having enough votes to pass a balanced-budget plan, scheduled for a vote yesterday. Senate Republicans readied their own budget plan for floor debate beginning yesterday. Final...
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To Befriend or Not Befriend Cuba? US Takes Up a Loaded Question Icy Relations Thaw a Bit, but Cooperation Is Still Far Away. US YOKE ON CUBA
THE steaming of US ships -- with Stars and Stripes flapping -- into Havana ports to return Cuban boat people, looks like visible proof that relations between the two antagonistic neighbors would be set for a warming trend.The United States Coast Guard...
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To Befriend or Not Befriend Cuba? US Takes Up a Loaded Question Senator Helms Wants to Tighten an Already Tight US Embargo. Us Yoke on Cuba
CONGRESS and the Clinton administration are poised to reexamine a stubborn old US problem in a surprising new context.The problem: what to do to hasten the downfall of Cuba's durable despot, Fidel Castro Ruz. The context: recent reforms by Mr. Castro...
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Water Wars Erupt along Rio Grande
TEXAS farmers, river rafters, and environmentalists are frothing over a Rio Grande water shortage caused by Mexican farmers upstream siphoning off the scarce resource.Thousands of farmers in northern Mexico are struggling through a three-year drought...
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What a Week
THE "No Name 1990s" has become notable for its stranger than fiction news. O.J. aside, much of this news lies under the surface -- like the 12-year-olds in New Jersey who were found making napalm, or the MTV exec who says his channel is "not at all safe...
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Where's the Exit? West Looks for a Quiet Retreat in Bosnia
THE future of the UN's largest, most ambitious, and most deadly peacekeeping operation may now rest on how US and European leaders read public opinion toward the war.With 162 peacekeepers killed, more than $3 billion spent, and the worst fighting in...
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White House 'Terrorism' Sham
IN the aftermath of the April 19 Oklahoma City bombing, Rep. Charles Schumer (D) of New York and 25 other members of Congress have rushed to sponsor the Clinton administration's 1995 Omnibus Counterterrorism Act. If ratified, it will give the president...
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Why Does the FBI Hesitate to Investigate Hate Groups? in the 1980s, Existing Laws Were Used to Conduct In-Depth Probes of Those Opposed to US Policies in Central America. What's Different Now?
IN July of last year, Alfred Ross and Pamela Maraldo of Planned Parenthood's Public Policy Institute presented Attorney General Janet Reno with evidence of what they believed to be a right-wing conspiracy. A decade of violence against abortion clinics...
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Will Paying Double for A Lexus Car Help the US?
UNDERLYING the increasingly tense standoff between the US and Japan over autos and auto-parts trade are things most people can relate to: jobs and politics. Even deeper lie some powerful emotions -- frustration and pride -- that can drive nations as...
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Woman Basketball Star Is in Family of Achievers When It Comes to Athletic Chutzpah, Basketball Hall of Famer Cheryl Miller and Brother Reggie Have What It Takes
AFTER the introductions at this week's Basketball Hall of Fame press conference, Cheryl Miller took a seat in the hall's auditorium and let reporters fire away at her.She's always loved going one-on-one. It was no different this time, as she fielded...
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Worth Noting on TV
*SATURDAYHoney, I Blew Up the Kid (ABC, 8-10 p.m.): Can they stop him with a tranquilizing dart shot from a helicopter? Can anything stop him?We're talking about a monster toddler, whose suddenly gargantuan proportions are the work of the eccentric inventor...
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