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 November 7, 1994

A History Lesson
HISTORY should be one of the most thought-provoking subjects in school, not a dull search through dusty names and dates. The writers of new standards for history instruction in American public schools are on target.But their call for a revolution in...
An Urban University under Fire for Decades, City University of New York Has Opened Its Doors to Thousands of Immigrants, but Now Budget Cuts Are Threatening the School's Ability to Provide a `Passport to the Middle Class'
THE City University of New York (CUNY) is everything its supporters say an American university should be.At CUNY, 66 percent of students are from families whose parents never attended college, more than 50 percent come from households with incomes of...
Bay State to Decide Rent Control's Fate Cambridge's Image as Peking-on-the-Charles Hinges on State-Wide Vote on Housing
CALL it Peking-on-the-Charles or the People's Republic of Cambridge, this university town has long had the reputation for being what conservatives love to call a "hotbed of liberalism."The city has a Peace Commission, the mayor is both black and gay,...
Brando's Life Story - after a Fashion
BRANDO: SONGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME By Marlon Brando with Robert Lindsey Random House 468 pp., $25BRANDO: THE BIOGRAPHY By Peter Manso Hyperion 1118 pp., $29.95</P><P>MARLON BRANDO has been the most important actor of the ...
Britain Woos France as It Cools to Clinton, Frets over Germany
BRITAIN is wooing France - and its old adversary across the English Channel may be ready to reciprocate.Concerned about fraying relations with Washington and united Germany's growing power, British Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd is seeking to improve...
Democrats Brace for GOP Gains Races for Congress, Governors Tighten in Final Hours, but Trends Still Favor Republicans Series: VOTE '94
TOMORROW, Americans elect the entire next House of Representatives, over one-third of the Senate, and 35 state governors.For the first time in decades, Republicans are within range of seating majorities at all three levels. And some of the most powerful...
Events
YELTSIN NAMES ECONOMIC REFORMER A leading reform economist has taken over a powerful position in the Russian government, declaring that his top priority is a no-nonsense budget that takes a tough approach on inflation. Anatoly Chubais, the only remaining...
Gingrich, Cheerleader for Others, Hurries Home to Help Himself
WILL Georgia voters boot Newt?It's the 11th hour question being asked here as Rep. Newt Gingrich (R) of Georgia cut short out-of-state political trips and hurried home to rally the troops in his own district.Mr. Gingrich, the Republicans' House whip...
God's Word! Not Human Opinoin
WHEN I was growing up, people's opinions of me often caused me to feel underrated and put down. I longed for human approval and recognition of my true worth. But when I began, through prayer and study of Christian Science, to have a better understanding...
Gore Urges Vermont to Send Backus to the US Senate
MORE than 300 Democrats crowded an airport hangar in South Burlilngton, Vt., Saturday to hear Vice President Al Gore Jr. urge Vermont to send Jan Backus to Washington and help keep Republicans from winning the Senate."Does Vermont want to give the Republicans...
Gourmet Tastes at a Tender Age
I'll have the steamed mussels and the flounder coated with pecans," he orders.The waiter looks down in amazement."Wouldn't you rather have a hamburger?" he asks."No, the mussels and the flounder," is the reply.The waiter looks at me for verification....
Lessons from Raymond and His Rat
Two school teachers compare notes on one of their more unusual pupils:I was surprised that morning when standing in the hall watching the students change classes, I saw Raymond turn the corner with a crowd parting before him. He was Moses and the Red...
Lockheed-Martin Merger Fosters Defense Shifts
ANY change affecting the national interest deserves scrutiny. Questions being raised about the Lockheed Martin merger merit answers.One concern is that the sheer size of Lockheed Martin could have disproportionate influence in dealing with the Pentagon...
Low on Bullets and Morale, Serbs Try to Halt Resurgent Bosnian Foes Isolated and Beset, Rebel Serb Leader Cracks Down on Internal Dissent
STUNNED by a series of humiliating defeats over the past 10 days that could mark a turning point in the Bosnian war, rebel Serb troops this weekend began to fight back, according to United Nations officials.But it is questionable whether the Bosnian...
Off-Balance Politics
TRADITIONAL strategy for politicians facing elections is to shore up their base constituencies and then reach right or left to win swing voters.But as Election Day looms, that dynamic may be thrown off balance. Core constituencies on the liberal side,...
Peace Hopes Diminish as Bosnian Factions Volley UN Officials Warn That Serbs Have Yet to Retaliate in Earnest after Losses, and Worry Muslims and Croats Could Overextend
DESPITE the unprecedented battlefield successes of the Muslim-led Bosnian Army and Bosnian Croat forces over the past two weeks, their Bosnian Serb foes have not yet lost their overall mastery of the conflict."It's still a bit too early to say whether...
Scientists Announce Fusion Breakthrough at Princeton U. Lab but Federal Funding for Project Is Uncertain after 1995
THERE'S good news coupled with a sobering challenge for American physicists trying to tame hydrogen fusion - the power source of the stars.The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory in Princeton, N.J., expects to announce a new world record today. In an...
Seattle Firm Simplifies Surfing on the Internet
MORE and more people want to "surf" the Internet, the global computer network that now boasts 20 million users. One Seattle company has set out to make it easier for them.The rapid growth of the Internet in the last few years suggests that it may be...
SIMPSON TRIAL Press Rights Clash with Right to Fair Trial amid Media Frenzy
DAVID BLOOM, a correspondent for NBC Nightly News, sits in a tiny press room three flights above the most famous court trial in America."The only thing worse than excluding the press from the courtroom has been making us listen," he says of the monotonous...
Something to Vote For: Real Representation
IT is autumn in an even-numbered year; the onslaught of negative campaigning has returned. Politicians, journalists, commentators, and voters all complain, but the trend continues, each campaign more vicious than the last.After all, negative campaigning...
The Hub of Java's Courtly Culture Yogyakarta's Rich Traditions and Vibrant Art Lure Its Young Natives Away from Modern Lives
DURING a trip to Europe, Harry Danel once toyed with the idea of leaving the cultural cocoon of the royal sultanate in Yogyakarta.For generations, Mr. Danel's family has been part of the court or kraton culture, living with hundreds of other artisans...
Unpopular Cuomo Turns Race around by Defining His Foe
EVEN when playing pickup basketball with friends in Albany, New York Gov. Mario Cuomo enjoys a hard, elbows-allowed kind of game. The governor plays politics the same way.This aggressive approach has made it a close race tomorrow between the three-term...
US Indians Fight for Sovereignty They Often Clash with State, Local Governments on Taxation, Other Economic Issues
DURING an April meeting with more than 500 American Indian leaders at the White House, President Bill Clinton vowed to "honor and respect tribal sovereignty." His statement brought prolonged applause from the tribal leaders.The president, however, cannot...
US Small-Business Owners to Take Concerns to Polls
SMALL-business owners want change. And a new survey indicates that they are looking to the Republicans as their best hope in tomorrow's midterm congressional elections.Nearly 39 percent of small-business owners say a shift to a Republican majority in...
Vietnam's Rush to Capitalism Increases Economic Disparities A New BMW Class Emerges as Social Services Are Neglected
UNTIL recently, Dang Nghiem Van's family reunions were a little tense.Sitting in a dingy room in Hanoi's state-run National Center for Social and Human Studies, Professor Van explains that one of his two brothers left Vietnam for Paris after the country's...
Where Did Huffington's Fortune Come from? California Senate Candidate's Wealth Came from an Indonesian Company - Run by the Oppressive Army
MICHAEL Huffington is making national headlines by spending $25 million of his own money to win a seat in the Senate.But is it really his money to spend?Looking at where it came from, we think not. We think it belongs to the people of Indonesia, and...