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 8, 1995

An Old Cottage That Sang like a Wind Chime
ONCE we lived in a clapboard cottage in the old part of town. The neighborhood, as realtors say, offered location, location, location! Towering pines and sycamores shaded tranquil streets. Shopping, parks, church, and the public library were close at...
A Russian and a US Vet Share Two Sides of the Same Victory an American Bomber Gunner Recalls a Crash-Landing, Extra Chocolate, and Celebrating the End of the War in Brussels
AS soon as he graduated from high school in Pittsfield, Mass., in 1942, Dante Salvatore DeFazio volunteered for the United States Army. But a fellow soldier from his hometown convinced him to transfer to the Army Air Corps.So Mr. DeFazio became a waist...
As Bombs Fall on Chechnya, We Aid and Comfort Yeltsin in Moscow Tomorrow Clinton Must Lay Down New Law
FOR weeks the United States and its European allies have called upon Russia to declare a humanitarian cease-fire in Chechnya in order to bury the dead, evacuate the civilian population, and search for missing relief expert Frederick Cuny. But the Russians...
Cherishing the Child
ABUSE and neglect of children cannot go on where children are cherished. As society faces up to the tragedy of fatal child abuse, we all have a responsibility -- and an opportunity -- to protect children by cherishing them and the qualities of innocence...
Child Care: The Missing Element in Current Welfare Reform Plans
CHILD care is a financial challenge for most working families with young children. In 1993, average day-care center fees of just under $5,000 for one child represented 8 percent of the median yearly income of families with two full-time wage earners,...
Coin Toss
HERE'S a question that hits us all in the pocketbook, literally: Should the dollar bill, the venerable George Washington greenback, be replaced by a coin?It depends.Are you a video-arcade operator who would like to raise prices? A municipal executive...
Flap over Deputizing the Army Series: TEMPERING TERRORISM
IN seeking to arm the federal government with new powers to combat home-grown terrorism, President Clinton is setting off alarm bells over a cherished democratic tenet: keeping the military out of domestic law enforcement.As part of his package of antiterrorism...
Francois Mitterrand -- Last 'King of France' -- Says Au Revoir as French President for the Last 14 Years, He Has Been a Larger-Than-Life Leader
WHEN President Francois Mitterrand steps down from office later this month, he will have presided over France for 14 years -- longer than his life-long rival, World War II hero Gen. Charles de Gaulle.His last years, however, have been years in office,...
How Clinton Will Mollify Russians on NATO's Role While Clinton Works to Soothe Yeltsin in Moscow This Week, a Debate Rages over the Best Pace for NATO Growth
WHEN Bill Clinton travels to Russia today, he'll have a major task on his hands: convincing Russian President Boris Yeltsin that the idea of expanding the NATO alliance into central Europe is a sound idea.When he returns home he'll have another major...
How Ron Kirk Plans to Captain Dallas His Win by a Large Margin Makes Him the First Black Mayor of a Major Texas City
RON KIRK recalls a scare tactic that Atlanta officials have used to lure competing corporations relocating to the South away from Dallas. They showed videotapes of bare-knuckle brawls that passed for Dallas City Council meetings."The perception of a...
Illinois Court Drives Motor-Voter Debate
IN a case that could shape the size of voter rolls in some key electoral states, Illinois faces a tough court battle today as it challenges federal efforts to force its compliance with the 1993 National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) -- the so-called...
Insurance Described as A Financial Necessity Series: YOUR MONEY
INSURANCE, says retirement expert Steven Vernon, is misunderstood."Insurance is as much a part of a person's investment-retirement plan as taking out an Individual Retirement Account, buying stocks, or purchasing an annuity," he says. That's because...
Japan PM Tries to Mollify China over War
DESPITE attempted fence-mending by Japanese Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama, Japan's brutalities during World War II continue to overshadow relations with China.During his visit to China last week, Mr. Murayama tried to soothe remnant war anger here...
Nothing Is Unimportant to God Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to World Events and Daily Life
RECENTLY when we upgraded our house, workmen discovered a water leak that had soaked portions of subflooring in two rooms. Suddenly, it looked as though renovating was going to take a lot longer--and be much more expensive--than we'd planned on. Was...
Old City Jerusalem
THE walled Old City of Jerusalem, dating back some 3,000 years, is a microcosm of the Middle East.It is here, in the world's most disputed and awe-inspiring city, that the three major religions -- Islam, Christianity, and Judaism -- have intermingled...
One Silver Spoon from an Abandoned House
The French artist Jean Cocteau was once asked what he would save from a burning house. He replied: "The fire." It was a witty, eccentric answer, one quite in character with Cocteau.Many years ago, I found myself in a situation where I had to abandon...
Remembering the Pride and Joy of Victory in Europe
It is hard to recall the strange euphoria that swept over us when we knew the war was really and truly over. Thankfulness. Gratitude even. Relief. Deliverance. Joy and wonder.In my case, for some hours my euphoria was overshadowed by a thin cloud of...
Russia Beckons, West Visits to Honor Soviet Sacrifice
NOBODY knows exactly how many people are buried in Piskarovskoye Cemetery here. Nobody was counting when they dug the mass graves, urgently, one after another.But this city -- then called Leningrad -- lost more people during a German siege in World War...
Season of Aquatic Adventures Makes Splash on 'Opening Day' People Don Everything from Rain Slickers to Blue Blazers in Annual Water Parade
IT'S a Seattle-style parade, not poking along on pavement, but in Puget Sound. With costumed crews and loud music, a flotilla of yachts, amphibious cars, and jet skis makes its way past an admiring throng. Tugboats do pirouettes in the narrow passage...
Shouts across the Elbe at Long Journey's End
After a dangerous nine-day escape from Berlin on foot at the end of World War II, Barbarah Straede and her landlord, Heinz Cramer, have eluded the invading Soviet Army. Reaching the Elbe River, 100 miles away, their journey has one final hurdle before...
Two Ill-Begotten Plays Sink Fast on Broadway 'On the Waterfront' Closes after Eight Shows; 'My Thing of Love' Takes Bitterness Too Far
In a furious quest to get in under the wire and open just before the Tony Awards eligibility deadline, two plays arrived on Broadway last week amid much chaos, and one of them closed yesterday: "On the Waterfront," Budd Schulberg's adaptation of his...
Two Vets -- One American, One Russian, Recall World War II A Decorated Russian Veteran Mourns the Loss of His 'Motherland' and the Ideals for Which He Fought
FORMER Red Army soldier Mikhail Abramov would gladly have given his life for his motherland in World War II. Now he is bitter and angry that the country he fought to defend no longer exists.Mr. Abramov was a young man when he was sent to the front during...
Uh Oh -- SpaghettiOs Celebrates 30 Years
BABY Boomers' favorite food is all grown up."SpaghettiOs," the pasta rings swimming in Franco-American's famous orange tomato sauce, are turning 30, and a big celebration is planned for Columbus, Ohio, this month.When SpaghettiOs debuted in 1965, they...
US Tries to Jimmy Japanese Auto Market
A new trade war threatens to break out between the United States and Japan as Washington considers imposing the toughest sanctions ever against its Asian ally.US trade officials announced over the weekend that they are considering steep new tariffs on...
Who's Got the Power? French President in a Bind
THE French presidency is at once the most powerful chief executive among the Western democracies and potentially one of the weakest.Much depends on whether the president's party controls Parliament. Outgoing President Francois Mitterrand held office...
Wolf Kahn Splashes Color on Canvas and Bridge Known for Ebullient Landscapes, the New York Artist Has Ventured onto a Bold New Surface: Harlem River's Rusty Bridges
Wolf Kahn's latest color-saturated landscapes are well-timed to the vibrant shades of spring now bursting forth around us.Born in Stuttgart, Germany, Kahn is one of America's leading landscape painters. In the 1940s, he studied with artist Hans Hofmann...
World War II: The Big Picture Plus Thousands of Snapshots
GERMANY, HITLER, AND WORLD WAR II: ESSAYS IN MODERN GERMAN AND WORLD HISTORYBy Gerhard L. WeinbergCambridge University Press, 347 pp., $27.95THE OXFORD COMPANION TO WORLD WAR IIEdited by I.C.B. Dear and M.R.D. FootOxford University Press, 1343 pp., $49.95NO...