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 April 25, 1995

After the Bombing
THE more that is revealed about the motive of the Oklahoma City bombing, the more it needs to be grappled with. One can be grateful that the suspects were so quickly apprehended and that the country was not led on a Mideast terrorist goose chase that...
A 'Slip-Proof' Friend to a Trusting Stranger
Overnight, the temperature had dropped so quickly that rivulets of thawed snow stopped in their tracks. Gray mounds of thick ice fused to the sidewalks like a cold version of molten lead.The fun of ice-skating in shoes wore off quickly that first day,...
Australia's Aboriginal Policy Faulted
TALK radio is buzzing with it, conservatives are grumbling about it, and Aboriginal groups are lining up to criticize it.As Prime Minister Paul Keating prepares to host a United Nations conference on multiculturalism that begins Wednesday, a backlash...
Blowing Ther Horn for a High School Band
I always thought I'd be musical if given half a chance. Just about everyone in our family was. I might cringe when Mother sang out in Sunday services, but her voice was strong and true and added a certain authority to the hymn-singing in our small congregation.My...
Canadians Tire of Multiculturalism Two Countries Are Struggling to Shape a National Identity out of Many Nationalities
CANADIANS once embraced the motto "Let's celebrate our differences!"Today, that 1970s mantra of ethnic tolerance has all but disappeared. Instead, Canada's official policy of multiculturalism is under heavy assault.Critics say the policy has undermined...
Christian Coalition and Law Center Have Totally Distinct Purposes
Christian Coalition And Law Center Have Totally Distinct PurposesThere is an error in the story "Courts To Decide if Church-Pew Politics Will Become Expensive," April 19. The author identifies the American Center for Law and Justice as the "Christian...
Cryptic Fax May Lead to Piece in Bomb Puzzle
IT has become the story of the cryptic fax. This single sheaf of paper, which arrived mysteriously in the office of a Texas congressman around the time of the Oklahoma bombing, may hold important clues for federal officials piecing together the tragic...
For Physicists, There Is Life after the Supercollider Experiments Now Try to Re-Create the Big Bang, Probe Nature of Subparticles, and Study Solar Emissions
ALTHOUGH physicists were disappointed when the United States Congress canceled their supercollider dream machine, they now have other challenging frontiers.Take, for example, the research typified by Piyare L. Jain's quest to explore the origin of the...
France's Next President Must Court Nay Voters Finalists Chirac, Jospin Face Disaffected Left and Right on May 7
FRENCH voters handed mainstream politicians -- and the pollsters who track them -- a sharp rebuff in the first round of voting for presidential elections Sunday.Two-thirds of eligible voters showed little interest in either the socialist or conservative...
Furtive Steps at Dawn Away from a Hostile City Berlin's Capture in April 1945 by the Soviet Army Led to Plunder, Rape, and Killing in City Neighborhoods. to Survive, Barbarah Straede and Her German Friend, Heinz Cramer, Fled by Foot on a Desperate, 100-Mile Journey to Reach American Forces at the Elbe River. Her Story Continues. Series: ESCAPE FROM BERLIN. Second of 10 Chapters. Thursday: New Challenges in the Grunewald and on the Havel River
Leaving the house in Berlin in the early morning was like walking onto a stage for the first time: Fright, unaccustomed bright light, and a hostile audience were all there.I walked a little behind Heinz with my head down so that I would not be obvious...
G-7 Leaders Chatting on US Dollar
THE world's finance ministers and central bank governors often slip into Washington little noticed when they arrive for the spring meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.But this year, with the mighty dollar in steep decline against...
Gay Parade Case Tests Free-Speech Rights
THE Supreme Court hears the much publicized South Boston St. Patrick's Day parade dispute between an Irish-American gay and lesbian group and a war veterans group today.Yet the case, which springs out of a 1993 Massachusetts court decision to allow a...
Give Daughters Their Own Day
APRIL 27 is the third annual Take Our Daughters to Work Day, and as the mother of two little girls, I'm excited. But I'm also concerned that the success of this event, sponsored by the Ms. Foundation for Women, is spawning a misguided replacement: "Take...
Going to Bat for Bats Saves Money, Species Novel Way to Close Old Mines May Help Many
WHAT eats tons of mosquitoes, hangs around in old mines, and can save farmers billions of dollars?Bats! They are the focus of a public-private partnership to keep the pest-eating and crop-protecting animals from becoming endangered.The North American...
'Happy Warriors' in the White House
IN our darkest hours, first in the Great Depression and then in World War II, Franklin D. Roosevelt brought us hope. That's what those of us who lived through those years remember most about that remarkable man. Moreover, I think that since that time...
Home Is Where Your Paycheck Is Police Are Balking at Rules Requiring Them to Live in the Cities Where They Work
AFTER a long day of chasing criminals and investigating murders in Kansas City, Mo., police officer John Bryant would like to leave the urban area he patrols for a more rural community 30 or 40 miles away. But, like many police officers nationwide, Mr....
Indianapolis Scores Goal: Art Museum of Sport Works from Winslow Homer to LeRoy Neiman Celebrate Athletics
The midwestern city that prides itself on being the "amateur sports capital of the world" is now home to the nation's largest collection of sports-related art.Indianapolis has become permanent host to the National Art Museum of Sport (NAMOS), which comprises...
Is 'Swift, Severe' Justice Possible for Terrorists? OKLAHOMA BOMBING
PRESIDENT Clinton promises "swift, certain, and severe" justice for the individuals who were responsible for the Oklahoma City bombing.Is it a pledge he can fulfill?Recent history indicates the Justice Department may be successful at getting the perpetrators...
Jaded Urban Japanese Reject Status Quo in Local Elections
YESTERDAY a pair of political outsiders, both former comedians, formally took charge of the governments of Japan's two most-important cities.The April 9 election of Yukio Aoshima as governor of Tokyo and "Knock" Yokoyama in Osaka struck many analysts...
Katarina Witt Skates in the Capitalist Arena
Once dubbed the Ice Princess for her sometimes steely demeanor and hometown of Karl Marx Stadt in the former East Germany, figure skater Katarina Witt is quick to disclaim her past reputation."Being in East Germany, nobody really got the chance to talk...
Make No Room for Terror
NEWS media reports concerning the bombing of the United States federal building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, have unwittingly argued that terrorism is unavoidable. As one reporter put it, "Now, there is no reason to believe we are safe" (CBS Evening...
Male Joblessness Fosters Rise of Fatherless Families
YOUNG fathers who fail to find work often abdicate all parental duties, consigning a rising number of children to poverty and a single-parent upbringing, according to a report released yesterday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.In its sixth annual "Kids...
Mexico's Peso Crisis May Worsen -- but That's Only Half the Story
AMID the chaos and confusion in Mexico, remember that the present crisis carries with it both dangers and opportunities. To examine the possibilities, let's divide the situation into familiar halves: the good news and the bad news.Bad news first. The...
Museum Lifts Veil of Secrecy from Code-Making and Breaking National Security Agency Displays History of Cryptography -- Sort Of
FOR more than 40 years, it was one of the United States government's most secret organizations, hidden in the Maryland countryside midway between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. People who worked there joked that its initials, NSA, stood for "No Such...
PC-Card Modem Doesn't Cut It Yet for the Rest of Us
I needed a modem, fast. And since I was traveling with a notebook computer, it seemed like a good idea to pick up the smallest kind available: a modem the size of a credit card.In theory, these are nifty devices. Called PCMCIA cards, they slide into...
Sports, Notebook
Mountain Bikers Will Scale Olympic Heights; Big HitsMOUNTAIN bikes are the hottest-selling commodity on the cycling market. They represented 82 percent of all bicycle sales in the United States in 1993. This is before the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, where...
Stock Market Could Be Headed for a Downturn
SURGING corporate profits, steadiness in the bond market, and a slowing United States economy continue to push the US stock market to new highs.But many market experts hold that the stock market is flashing a number of warning signs that indicate a modest...
Sun Is Key Resource in the Study of Particle Physics
Thanks to an elusive little particle called the neutrino, physicists expect they may soon make a breakthrough in their understanding of matter. What's more, they don't need a new multibillion-dollar accelerator to do it.The sun provides their experiments...
The News in Brief
The USThe investigation into the bombing in Oklahoma City continued to focus on acquaintances of the one suspect , Timothy McVeigh, and on US paramilitary groups. An Army deserter who had served at Fort Riley, Kansas, with McVeigh was apprehended in...
Unsaddle That 'Rider'
AMONG the unfinished pieces of business as Congress returns to work this week is a "rider" amendment on the multibillion-dollar recisions bills now in conference between the House and Senate.This "rider," which throws national forest land open to a broad...
US Strategy to Defend against 'Rogues' Needs an Overhaul Republicans Would Do Well to Question Basic Assumptions, Not Just Dollars
REPUBLICANS and Democrats do not agree about much, least of all in the foreign policy area, but on one key point they seem to share the same delusion: that America's national security interests are best secured by preparing for an unending series of...
Welfare and the Rural Poor President Clinton Attends Summit in Iowa on Poverty in the Countryside
PRESIDENT Clinton today shifts the focus of the national debate on welfare to rural residents who, by some measures, have the distinction of being the poorest of America's poor.The president, rural leaders, farmers, and social workers gather for the...
Worth Noting on TV
*WEDNESDAYInside the Actors Studio (Bravo, 10-11 p.m.): To many, the Actors Studio calls to mind Marlon Brando as the has-been fighter in "On the Waterfront" or some other naturalistic, deeply personal performance.That approach to acting -- called "the...