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 June 9, 1995

A Class Reunion That Might Shake US Ties with China
EVEN as China publicly rages over the unprecedented visit of Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui to the United States, Chinese leaders will closely watch the outcome before leveling strong retaliation, Western and Chinese analysts say.A day after Mr. Lee arrived...
A Long Ride North for a Sumptuous Meal
A lady I do not know but whose gentility and perspicacity I cannot enough admire has just made me a proposition.She suggests that for get-acquainted purposes we-two take dinner with them-two at my favorite restaurant. "Please say yes," she writes.I have...
At French Open, Tennis Courts and Heroes' Feet Are Both Made of Clay
It's been a bad week for ticket scalpers hovering outside the closely guarded gates of Paris's Roland Garros stadium. One by one, the top seeds of this week's French Open tennis tournament have fallen - and with them, the clamor for sidewalk ticket sales."Wait!"...
Bank ATMs Take Deposits, Spit out Cash, Demand Fees Analysts Say Unhappy Bank Customers Will Not Be Able to Avoid Fees
BACK in the days when waiting for a teller often meant a long line that snaked through the bank, at least the transaction was free. Now, automation has changed all that. Customers are queuing up for machines that gobble up deposits, spit out cash, and...
Bosnia: Stuck between Munich and Vietnam
PRESIDENT Kennedy lived in the time of the Munich syndrome, and President Clinton lives in the time of the Vietnam syndrome, and that may help to explain their differing attitudes on military intervention.Kennedy lived in Britain in 1939 with his ambassador...
Castaways of Castro's Rickety Revolution Long Sheltered from the West, Cuba's Youths Are among the Hardest Hit by the Country's Sea Change That Is Washing Ashore Values from the outside World
EVERY day, hundreds of Cuban youths come to the Malecon, Havana's seafront avenue of crumbling, gray and dusty-pastel buildings that face north to the shimmering waters of the Florida Straits.Teenage boys anxious for a swim, couples arm-in-arm, and mixed...
Clinton Shuns Potent Anti-Castro Lobby
LATE last month, five prominent Cuban Americans traveled to Washington to give President Clinton a pat on the back. In a meeting with two senior State Department officials, they praised Mr. Clinton's May 2 announcement that Cubans picked up at sea en...
End the Bosnia Posturing
THE distance between excitable talk on Capitol Hill about Bosnia this week and grim realities in that country could dwarf the Grand Canyon. Lawmakers could save much breath, time, and money by acknowledging a simple truth: The US administration was not...
Flag-Burning Law Would Save Stars 'N' Stripes Forever
WHY is Congress talking again about amending the constitution to ban desecration of the American flag?Certainly, flag-burnings have not suddenly come into vogue. The American Legion, lead proponent of the amendment, has documented only six flag-burnings...
Freeze Frames the Monitor Movie Guide
JUNE 9, 1995Movies 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...
If Fed Doesn't Goof: Growth, Zero Inflation
ECONOMIST Allan Meltzer sees an extraordinary opportunity for the United States economy. "If we don't mess up, we are at the point where we can get back to growth without inflation," the Carnegie-Mellon University professor says.The last time the US...
In the Company of Cousins
It is a waste of time to fantasize about the perfect plan for a weekend vacation for my family. Should we take a horizon-broadening trip to big-city museums and stores or escape to a woodland cottage near a lake? Camping builds character, teaches skills,...
Kiev, Kremlin Battle over Ships Ukraine, Russia Debate Status of Soviet Black Sea Fleet at Summit Today
WHEN Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma meets his Russian counterpart, Boris Yeltsin, for a summit today to discuss the disputed Black Sea Fleet, he will have one less problem on his mind.Ukrainian authorities are on the brink of winning their long tussle...
Lead Pollution from Electric Cars? Look a Little Closer at the Facts
I HAVE been commuting to downtown Los Angeles for four years in my electric car, getting the thumbs-up from other drivers, happy that my converted Volkswagen Karmann Ghia (license plate SMOGLSS) emits not an iota of tailpipe pollution. So, I was aghast...
Mandela's Armor Has Dent over Shoot-to-Kill Order
DESPITE a moral stature earned over decades of fighting apartheid, South Africa's President Nelson Mandela has undergone a tremendous battering in Parliament over his admission that he'd given shoot-to-kill orders in a demonstration a year ago.It had...
Mark Morris Dancers Captivate in Premiere of 'Somebody's Coming'
Boston's ongoing relationship with choreographer Mark Morris makes the city a magnet for dance lovers each year, particularly when a world premiere is on the program.Morris's newest work, "Somebody's Coming to See Me Tonight" contains all the elements...
More 'Mature' Brazil Rapidly Moves to End an Era of State Ownership
IN just the past 30 days, Brazil has moved swiftly to catch up with its modernizing neighbors by ending state monopolies over shipping and natural gas - and this week, telecommunications and oil."It shows that the 1950s patriotism which won votes with...
Scam Artists Go after New Prey: Real Artists FAKE CONTESTS
When the Art Institute of California in Napa announced a "national talent search" last fall, Taylor Spence of Laramie, Wyo., quickly sent in his $48 entry fee. "I fell for it, lock, stock, and barrel," Mr. Spence says.What Spence fell for was a scam....
The News in Brief
The USBoth the White House and congressional Republicans say they are looking for a compromise on spending-cuts legislation after President Clinton vetoed a GOP-backed bill that would have sliced $16.4 billion from this year's budget. Republicans say...
The Undeclining Standard of Man
SOMETIMES it's said we live in an era of declining standards. People look back nostalgically to times that they feel included a more universal regard for moral and ethical values, or to better economic times.If we think of ourselves and others materially,...
The World Can Find the Means of Coexistence Hope for Mankind Grows 'Out of the Genuine Spiritual Roots Hidden beneath the Skin of Our Common, Global Civilization.'
CZECH President Vaclav Havel, a playwright and human rights activist, spoke at Harvard University's commencement yesterday. Excerpts from his prepared text follow:One evening not long ago I was sitting in an outdoor restaurant by the water. My chair...
US Officials Question UN Aide Probe
CLINTON administration officials are questioning a decision by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to investigate whether a senior UN official aided Iraqi authorities in capturing two Americans who crossed into Iraq from Kuwait."As far as a set-up,...
US Scores One in Bosnia, Muslims Score Many New US Hero: Downed Pilot O'Grady Rescued after Eluding Serbs for Six Days
FOR six days, US officials were confused and anguished over the fate of Air Force Capt. Scott O'Grady. Bosnian Serbs claimed they had captured the pilot after shooting down his F-16 fighter jet with a missile on June 2.But NATO searchers kept looking...
US Scores One in Bosnia, Muslims Score Many Stronger Muslim-Led Army Starts to Give Back What It Got from Serbs
AS Serb shells rained down on Sarajevo with thunderous booms the past two days, walls trembled, glass rattled, and civilians hid.But a new, strange sound was heard. With thunderous cracks, dozens of mortars smuggled into Sarajevo fired back at Serb tanks...
Why So Many Nonrunners Are Running Gingrich off to N.H. to Un-Stump
FOR some politicians, there's nothing quite like the thrill, the attention, the challenge ... of not running for president.That's right - a noncampaign. While actually mounting a challenge for the Oval Office requires grinding work and a capacity to...
Willie Brown's Legacy Endures California's Assembly Passes Speaker's Baton from near Legendary Democrat to Republican Who Is Reviled by Her Own Party Members
WHEN California Assembly members this week elected their first Republican speaker in 25 years and first-ever woman, they provided an early lesson on the effects of state term limits.The election signals the demise of flamboyant Speaker Willie Brown,...