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 September 19, 1995

Airlines Scurry to 'Wire Up' Laurent Belsie
Passengers may soon find a communications center right at their seat It used to be that you got away from it all when you left the office. Then technology changed, and the home became an office. So you drove around to get away from it all, until the...
A Red-Faced China Vows to Ignore Hong Kong Vote
CHINA stonily reiterated yesterday it would disband Hong Kong's elected legislature in the face of a stunning rebuke handed out by voters in the British colony. Beijing repeated its pledge to dismiss elected policymakers in 1997 when it takes over...
Baseball's 'Rajah' Gets His Due
ROGERS HORNS BYLN:A BIOGRAPHY By Charles C. Alexander Henry Holt 366 pp., $27.50 His .358 lifetime average is second only to Ty Cobb's .366, his .424 mark in 1924 is unmatched in this century, and he is generally acknowledged as the greatest right-handed...
Closed-End Funds Are Better Used Than New These Often Overlooked Mutual Funds, Which Issue a Fixed Number of Shares, Can Offer a Good Return but Demand Close Scrutiny
QUESTION: When is a mutual fund not a mutual fund? Answer: When it is a closed-end fund. For millions of people, closed-end funds are the mystery products of the mutual-fund industry. With names that connote exotic global settings, such as the brand...
Don't Stiff the Cities
FOR most Americans, cities are the government that directly affects them. Cities provide water, schools, and basic social services. They pave and plow the streets. It would be nice if cities could pay their own way. But for decades, many have been...
Editorial Letters
Set Caged Ukrainian Dolphins Free The front-page article "Dolphins of War Seek New Jobs and Cleaner Waters," Sept. 6, was unaccountably one-sided. It fails to adequately question the appropriateness or humaneness of maintaining Ukrainian military...
Electing a Mail-Order Senator Oregon to Sponsor Nation's First Mail-In Ballot for a Member of Congress Series: The Liberal Oregon Democrat, Who Jumped into the Race Last Week, Is Expected to Gain Backing from Groups Eager to Seat More Women in the Senate., JACK SMITH/AP/FILE
OREGON has long been known as "a laboratory of reform," as the Almanac of American Politics puts it. The first state to institute ballot initiative, referendum, and recall, it has also led on such politically touchy issues as statewide land-use planning...
Empire Lost, Russian People Stream out of Central Asia
ARCHPRIEST Yevgeny of the Russian Orthodox Church here can see the difference plainly in the suddenly sparse crowd at annual Easter services. More than a million ethnic Russians - and a half million ethnic Germans - have left Kazakstan in less than...
Finding True Love
AS a teenager I felt very unloved. There seemed to be many reasons for this. I was told-often-that I wasn't pretty enough, or thin enough, to get a boyfriend. Well, I was desperate to change things. I followed the advice of television advertisements...
Gift Ban Shows New Ethics on Hill Senator Feingold Doesn't Want Free Cuff Links and Crumb Cake
THE problem with Washington, according to Sen. Russell Feingold, is too much free crumb cake. Every day, explains the Wisconsin Democrat, he receives a handful of gifts from special interest groups - especially those with business pending in Congress. ...
Hungary Takes This Jester Seriously A Nationalist's Emerging Party Is Garnering More Support Than the Governing Socialists
A YEAR ago he was considered a joke. Polls showed his support among Hungary's Stalinists and neofascists languishing in single figures. But a population disillusioned with the austerity package introduced by a Socialist government is turning to the...
It's Reading, Writing, or You're History Denver's New Reform-Minded Superintendent Threatens to Close Schools That Don't Measure Up Series: URBAN EDUCATION New Schools of Thought. Fourth in a Series
FAIRVIEW Elementary is an inner-city school in every sense of the word. Located in Denver's poorest neighborhood, the tawny turn-of-the-century building houses a student body as diverse as the United Nations: Asians, Hispanics, native Americans, Arabs, ...
Lawsuits Allege Environmental Crimes at Secret Air Base Former Employees Claim the US Military Illegally Burned Hazardous Wastes at a Nevada Desert Site; a Court Battle Erupts over Federal Secrecy Privileges
At a restricted Air Force bombing range north of Las Vegas, there's a military test site with a mission so sensitive that for years the Pentagon would not admit the place even existed. Built on a barren, chalky lake bed, the secluded air strip is...
Media Notes
Two Groups Seek to Block Westinghouse Purchase of CBS The planned sale of CBS is coming under attack by two groups contending that buyer Westinghouse has done a poor job airing children's programs. The United Church of Christ and the Center for Media...
Neglected Indian Schools
IF American public schools generally are having trouble financing improvements and reforms, schools on Indian reservations in the United States have a special problem. They are dependent on the federal government at a time when that source of funding...
O.J. Simpson Case Puts Courtroom Cameras on Trial Sensationalized News Coverage Renews Debate over the Effect of Television on Case Outcomes
AS the O.J. Simpson trial grinds into its ninth month of legal tedium and grandstanding, polls show it has eroded public confidence in the judicial system. Critics often blame Judge Lance Ito, followed by a laundry list of flaws in the current system....
Powell Has Right Stuff to Be Another Ike
PERHAPS the most refreshing outcome of Colin Powell's flirtation with a run for the White House is that it has not prompted editorial writers across the nation to raise this question in their publications: "Is the United States ready for an African-American ...
Russain Realities and the Illusion of Arms Control Moscow's Strategic Arms Are Controlled by a System on the Verge of Collapse
THE end of the cold war, an abortive coup in Moscow, and the breakup of the Soviet empire changed the nature of the nuclear danger posed by Russia. The threat of a deliberate attack receded, while the danger of anarchy grew. Preventing a breakdown...
Russain Realities and the Illusion of Arms Control Studying Russia from the Bottom Up Shows a New and Potent Nuclear Threat
AMERICANS worried about the possible leakage of nuclear weapons or weapons-grade nuclear materials from the former Soviet Union increasingly resemble the blind men and the elephant. One group, the optimists, argues that up until now there haven't...
Sports Notebook
Football: Facing Flaws Of America's Game Teddy Roosevelt once came down hard on football so disturbed was he by its violence. If it hadn't survived, we can only imagine how different the face of the American sports landscape would be today. Perhaps...
Teams Tag Cities with Taxes for New Stadiums Seattle Votes Today to Build, or Bid Adieu to Mariners
IT has become a refrain - even threat - familiar in cities across the country: Build a new stadium or we will leave. In Seattle, the exit notice is being delivered by owners of the Mariners baseball team. They argue they can't afford to stay without...
Texas Stamps a New Brand on Job Training Programs
THE Texas work force training program is so bad, said the state's comptroller John Sharp recently, that it should be "blown up." While Mr. Sharp hasn't tossed any grenades yet, Texas is one of several states leading the way in overhauling a cumbersome ...
The Affectionate, Peace-Loving Manatee
When the imaginative sailors who followed Christopher Columbus to America brought back tales of swimming and floating "mermaids," what they actually saw were manatees. Manatees are massive creatures that live in sheltered, slow-moving waters off...
The News in Brief
The US Turner Broadcasting may accept Time Warner's takeover bid this week to form the world's largest media company. Turner's board was expected to meet as early as last night to vote on the $8 billion deal. Approval was expected, in part because...
TV Violence in Britain Faces Code of 'Decency'
HAVING turned television into high art through such programs as Masterpiece Theater, Britain has also made progress in scrubbing its airwaves of scenes depicting violence. But not enough to satisfy critics and government officials seeking new ways...
Visiting Manatees and Mermaids
I awakened feeling I was in a strange place. The room was dark, darker than rooms ever are. Oh. I was in a small motel room. The curtains block out sunshine so weary travelers can sleep. I lay there listening to the slow, regular breathing of my daughter ...
Wild-Card Races Reshuffle Postseason THROWING FANS A CURVE
THE box scores in newspaper sports sections are one of the last constants in a sports world turned upside down by player strikes, owner stubbornness, and fan rebellions. They are as much of a "must read" to voracious sports fans as op-ed pages are...
Witness Impact Rules TV out of Federal Courts
Many supporters of cameras in the courts consider the federal bench to be the last great bastion to conquer. Last September, as pretrial testimony in the Simpson case saturated the airwaves, the judges who set the rules for federal courts stunned...