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 5, 1996

American Tries to Fend off Starvation in North Korea Long-Time Journalist Helps a Cloistered, Communist Country
Late last year an expatriate American journalist named Bernard Krisher heard how the United States planned to respond to reports of a food crisis in North Korea: A contribution of $25,000 - less than the cost of, say, a Lexus."It made me think that North...
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A New Era? Europe Tries to Buck US out of Its Saddle CONTINENTAL RIFT
On the battlefield and in the global marketplace, Europeans are testing the cold-war tradition that they must follow the American lead.For the first time since NATO was set up after World War II, Europeans have demanded - and won at a June 3 meeting...
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Arabs, Especially Palestinians, Scramble for Unity on Israel Separate Peace Efforts Make Common Action against Netanyahu Unlikely
The Arab world has been in a state of cautious anxiety since the May 29 Israeli elections.On the one hand, Arab leaders await the first steps toward peace by Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's next prime minister, to see if his actions match his hard-line...
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Bad-Haircut Memories from Way, Way Back
We were having a hamburger one Saturday evening at our local McDonald's, when my attention was snagged by a young father-son team who sat down in the booth in front of us. The boy was about 8 or 9, a neat-looking little chap wearing horizontally striped,...
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Cookies, Forgotten and Forgiven
As I sat perched in the second-floor window of our brick schoolhouse that afternoon, my heart began to sink further with each passing car.This was a day I'd looked forward to for weeks: Miss Pace's fourth-grade end-of-the-year party. Miss Pace had kept...
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Despite Threats, America Turns Its Gaze Inward
When two-time presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan traveled to Constantinople in 1906, a friendly official at the American embassy wished him a pleasant journey in the Balkans."What are the Balkans?" the future secretary of state asked.After...
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Do-Good Investing Grabs Market Share in US
Socially responsible investing is near an important milestone: Almost 1 in 10 investment dollars in America is put to work with ethical as well as financial considerations in mind.It's a sign of how ethically based investing has come of age since the...
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Eco-Friendly Outdoor Vacations
With millions of people each year traipsing through desert and woods in search of the perfect get-away-from-it-all campsite, the potential for damaging fragile ecosystems increases.While serious backpackers have tried to practice "leave no trace" camping...
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Election Won't Resolve Russia's Internal Struggle
It is the great fugue of 20th- century political thought and theory: order vs. democracy. In their purest form, each is seen as the antithesis of the other.In broad principle they represent the choice that will be presented to Russia's electorate on...
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Ethics Go Global in Two Stock Funds
More than a year ago, the directors of the Calvert World Values Fund sat down to debate a weighty issue: investing in China.The fund's portfolio included an increasing number of multinational companies with operations in China, and its Hong Kong investments...
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For Urban Schools, Smaller May Be Better
As the debate over school reform rages, a growing number of educators argue that America's schools have just gotten too big. The typical urban public school houses some 750 students and some put as many as 5,000 students under one roof."For the past...
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Getting Children into the Swim of Things A Few Summertime Tips Can Help Kids Become Strong - and Safe - Swimmers
For many families, summertime signals the switch from the playground to the pool. Or the lake. Or the beach.Bring on the cannonball splashes, the weekend races, and the sunset picnics.But along with that fun come some serious responsibilities. Riding...
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Getting Past Karadzic
Elections scheduled for this September in Bosnia are the capstone of last year's Dayton peace accord. This exercise in democracy is meant to put the country on course toward unified nationhood. It's also meant to clear the way for withdrawing international...
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How Islamic Party in Turkey Has Skewered Secularists
Turkey's 11-week-old coalition government is in a nose dive. Prospects for its survival are small. And waiting in the not-so-distant background is Necmettin Erbakan, the wily leader of the pro-Islamic Welfare Party (Refah). He helped engineer the collapse...
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India's Political Reality: 'Market Economy, Stupid'
Last month India had three governments in as many weeks. Following its worst electoral defeat in history, the secular, centrist Congress Party government yielded power to the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, which had captured the most seats....
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Looking Deeper into the Story Behind the Gospels
Eyewitness to Jesus: Amazing New Manuscript Evidence about the Origin of the GospelsBy Carsten Peter Thiede and Matthew D'AnconaDoubleday, 206 pp., $23.95On the surface it seems the perfect scenario for an esoteric James Bond movie: a classic book whose...
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Medicare Penury Goads Washington into Action but Politics May Be Harder to Overcome Than the Finances
Continued warnings about Medicare's dire financial straits are increasing pressure on Washington politicians to cut their bickering and agree to some kind of fiscal fix for the huge federal health-insurance program.A compromise may not occur until after...
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Northern Ireland's Vote
The Northern Ireland vote to elect representatives to all-party peace talks after June 10 has shifted the ground under hardened positions more than anyone foresaw.The big surprise was the strength of the vote for Sinn Fein, the political wing of the...
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Peace on Earth: What's God Got to Do with It? Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to World Events and Daily Life
There was going to be an attack. Hundreds of men prepared for battle. Everything pointed to inevitable loss of life and property. Acting well beyond the expected role of a wife in her culture, one woman took gifts of food and went to the enemy leader...
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Plan for Preserving Lobster Population Stirs Storm in Maine Lobstermen and Scientists Debate How Best to Ensure Future Viability of the Crustacean and the Industry
For Patten White, hauling lobster cages off the ocean floor is a labor of love.He revels in the opportunity to be out on the choppy sea, balancing traps on boat's edge. He's even willing to return more lobster to the deep than he sets aside for selling....
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Retirees in South Trek North Again FAMILY ATTRACTION
For Marjorie and Walter Johnson, southern California has been a retirees' delight: Warm weather year round, manicured golf courses, and blossoming bougainvillea and fruit trees.But after years in Pauma Valley, the Johnsons are moving back this month...
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'School Choice' Moves Ahead despite Lack of Public Funds New Sources Tapped So Poor Families Can Afford Private Education
In cities across the nation, private corporations, foundations, and citizens are jumping in to help poor families foot the bill to send their children to private schools.The giving is an attempt to advance the school-choice movement, which advocates...
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S. Korea Uses Carrot as a Stick to Coax North Seoul Hopes Lure of Food Aid Will Bring Talks
Hoping to entice North Korea to open a dialogue for peace, South Korea is dangling the possibility of more food aid to its hungry adversary.If Pyongyang wants food aid, Seoul says, it ought to agree to four-party peace talks proposed in April. The South...
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Stalin's Legacy of Statelessness
The plight of southern Georgia's Meshketian minority illustrates the misery experienced by millions of displaced people in the former Soviet Union. Forcibly deported from Georgia to Central Asia by Joseph Stalin in 1944, they were subsequently evacuated...
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The Holy Land in Art: What Was Painted Was What Was Believed
The Landscape of Belief: Encountering the Holy Land in Nineteenth-Century American Art and CultureBy John DavisPrinceton University Press264 pp., $65From the beginning, America's self-concept involved the Holy Land. Puritans spoke of founding a "New...
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The News in Brief
THE USMechanical trouble was blamed for the accidental shoot-down of a US attack bomber by the Japanese destroyer Yuugiri during joint military exercises off Hawaii. Two American crew members rescued within minutes reportedly were in good condition....
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Tori Amos Dredges Up the Past and Fans Come Back for More
Baring one's heart in music seems to be the trend nowadays. There's Alanis Morrissette, Courtney Love, and P.J. Harvey, who sing about everything from relationships gone awry to the hardships of growing up.And then there's Tori Amos, who sings about...
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Yeltsin Creates a Post-Poll Mess by Pledging Thrift, Doling Cash Winner of Russian Election Soon Will Have to Face Economic Reality Check
Boris Yeltsin seems to have finally decided what Russian voters want from him: to be the dynamic leader of reform that he was in 1992.The Russian president promised last week to be more than just the man who could beat the Communists - his main appeal...
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