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 August 8, 1996

Afghan Chief Steals Islamist Thunder Rise of Rival Taliban Pushes Prime Minister to Impose Islamic Law
Afghanistan's new prime minister had a disastrous run the first time he held the post four years ago. Two years into the job he tried to oust opponents in his coalition government, leaving 45,000 people dead and reducing most of the capital to rubble.Now...
A Great Teacher Imparts Knowledge - and Changes Lives
At the end of the movie "Mr. Holland's Opus," when a beloved music teacher loses his job because of budget cuts, a former student who is now the governor presides over a gala farewell tribute. "Mr. Holland isn't rich," she tells the assembled crowd....
CD Reviews
WORLD MUSICOne World (Putumayo): If you're looking for an introductory smorgasbord of world music, this CD is for you. Here, well-known artists join rising stars in a compilation of 15 singles from the likes of Johnny Clegg and Juluka, Gipsy Kings, Peter...
Cease-Fire? Chechnya Defies the Very Idea REBELS HIT CAPITAL
The prospects for a settlement in Russia's 19-month war with separatist Chechen rebels took a turn for the worse this week when the rebels launched an incursion Tuesday into central Grozny, the first such attack in five months.The Chechen attack, which...
Dole's Delicate Dance: Uniting Divided GOP He Must Appeal to Right without Alienating Electorate
As Bob Dole gets ready for a fateful four days at the Republican convention here, he faces a problem that has bedeviled GOP presidential nominees for a generation: how to handle unrest on the right.Ever since Barry Goldwater topped the ticket in 1964,...
Dropping, Adding Hollywood Names
When I decided to leave the corporate world and start my own business-management company, I leased a small office and furnished it simply.The name of the office was important, I was sure. But I couldn't think of a distinguished-sounding name, so I used...
Flicks: White Hats Win
We're two thirds of the way through the summer movie season. Thrilling but vacuous films have proved they can take in hundreds of millions at the box office in just a few weeks. Bob Dole has made his second major speech as Washington's answer to Siskel...
GM's New Electric Car Packs Sports-Car Punch, for 70 Miles Will Many Pay $30,000 for a Novelty That Needs Frequent Recharging?
As you turn the key, nothing seems to be happening - until you stomp on the accelerator.Then, with a sudden lurch and a subtle whine, the car comes to life, the speedometer ticking off 5, 15, 30, then 60 miles an hour in just over eight seconds.Sports-car...
Ice Desserts You Can Whip Up in a Snap
Sorbets and granitas have the distinction of being the first frozen desserts ever created, predating their richer, more popular cousin ice cream.Legend has it that the Roman Emperor Nero ordered snow brought from the mountains and sweetened with fruit...
In N. Ireland, the Will to Resist Marches on Protestants, Catholics Plan Londonderry Demonstrations
This ancient, walled city is poised on the brink of sectarian violence, despite an attempt by the British government to keep Protestant unionists and Catholic nationalists apart for the climax of the Protestant marching season.Using barbed wire, corrugated...
Israel's Tough New Peace Plan Forces Syria into Hard Choice
What does Syrian President Hafez al-Assad really want?According to Dore Gold, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's chief foreign policy adviser, it isn't what many people assume the Arab leader most wants - the Golan Heights, which Israel captured...
It's Not Just Abortion, It's an Entire Agenda for GOP, the Issue Symbolizes Power of Christian Right
When Bob Dole addressed the Republican platform committee via satellite this week, he ignored the issue that has dominated debate here:abortion.It was an omission born, no doubt, of his desire to put the subject to rest and to steer attention toward...
Key Untapped Resource at Many Firms: Skills KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
Every one of the 750 employees of John Hancock Life Insurance Company's information-systems division has a regular homework assignment.Homework for these computer specialists? It's true. Each John Hancock information-systems employee is responsible,...
Letters
Revisiting Honduras's Textile IndustryThe editorial "'Sweatshops' Revisited," July 24, was logically flawed. It is not surprising that people subjected to "unending menial farm labor" seek sweatshop jobs that pay below-poverty wages. That third-world...
Make God a Part of Your Day Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to World Events and Daily Life
Is God a part of your day? Are you making Him one? By taking some time to be quiet and to pray, I find His help. When I take time for God, He takes time for me. God is the one, infinite power and God is good.Actually, God is taking time for all of...
Martian Message - There Was Once Ancient Life Here
Life on Mars? After decades of speculation, a team of scientists has found "compelling" evidence of ancient life on the Red Planet. The stunning discovery moves mankind closer to solving one of the great riddles of human history: Does organic life exist...
Mini Cold War between Koreas Keeps Students on Streets
In the middle of an interview last Monday, Bang Myung-hyun's phone rang. His friend, Kim Sung-hoon, the ex-president of Yonsei University's student association, had just been arrested under South Korea's National Security Law."If somebody in South Korea...
Movies as a Bridge to US Assimilation
Blackface, White Noise: Jewish Immigrants in the Hollywood Melting PotBy Michael RoginUniversity of California Press339 pp., $24.95The first recorded use of blackface was not in the theater but in the court of King James.In 1605, Queen Anne asked playwright...
New Adventures in Smaller Quarters: Firms Help Elders Make Transitions
For more than 40 years, Dorothy Glowacki of Winchester, Mass., enjoyed living in the comfortable white Cape that she and her husband bought when their daughter was in fifth grade. With six rooms, the house had space for her piano, three looms, and shelves...
New Antiterrorist Weapon: Lassie vs. 'Carlos the Jackal'
Lassie, Rin Tin Tin, and the rest of the canine corps may soon be coming to your airport to put their sniffers to the test.Teams of bomb-detecting tail-waggers could be prowling the nation's 50 major airports by next year. These four-legged luggage inspectors...
Out on Video
KUKLA, FRAN AND OLLIE - Long before there were Muppets there was this highly popular TV puppet show, featuring Fran Allison and various pint-sized friends including a witch named Beulah, a rabbit named Fletcher, a dignified lady named Madame Ooglepuss,...
Project Offers More Than Just Shelter HOMELESS IN MIAMI
Rachelle Johnson was a homeless mother nursing a crack habit when a Dade County homeless van stopped her on the street last year. Someone asked if she needed help."We were picking clothes out of trash piles," says Ms. Johnson, a mother of five. "They...
Reel Life of Afghan Films: War and, Soon, Islam
Filmmakers in Afghanistan have withstood 10 years of Soviet occupation, seven years of an ongoing civil war, and a dire lack of resources only to find themselves targeted by the country's new, stricter Islamic government.One of the first moves made by...
Roosevelt Republicans (Teddy, That Is) Are Hardly 'Out of Step' Some of the Environment's Best Friends in the 104th Congress Were GOP Members Being True to Their Party's 'Green' Tradition
In recent years, environmental policy has been the topic of some of the most heated and acrimonious debates in Congress. The environmental debate stands out because it tends to draw distinctions along regional and ideological lines, rather than simply...
Step by Step, Women Gain A Foothold in Filmmaking This First Installment in a New Series Traces the History of Pioneering Women Behind the Camera Series: Part of an Occasional Series Called 'Women in Film'
When women make movies, are the results different from pictures directed by men?It's a compelling question, and the answer is far from obvious - not because of some mysterious difference between the sexes, but because women have received few chances...
Sydney Takes Notes for 2000 Olympics: Kick Sponsor Habit Series: A Sea of Spectators Line Up to Watch the Men's Olympic Cycling Race at the Atlanta Games. Sydney, Which Is Hosting the Summer Olympics in 2000, Has Already Vowed to Sell Half the Number of Tickets Sold Here, KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS, 2) KEEPING WATCH: A Police Officer Searches the Bag of a Visitor Entering Centennial Olympic Park after a Deadly Bomb Exploded during the Atlanta Games. Security Will Continue to Be a High Priority at Future Olympics, MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS
Spectators and athletes have barely left with their memories and medals, and already the Atlanta Olympics have become a case study on how the world's largest sporting event may evolve in the future.Organizers, historians, and others are analyzing Atlanta's...
Teens Lend Helping Hand on Lazy Days of Summer
Choung Nguyen was facing chaos on the basketball court. Older children were fighting for the ball while the younger ones broke down in tears, unable to compete. Thinking on the run, Choung swiftly shifted to a line game where everyone could participate."They...
The News in Brief
THE USVoters chose Senate nominees opposed to abortion in Republican primary races in Kansas, Michigan, and Georgia. The elections, coming shortly before the start of the party's national convention, were a rebuke to moderates calling for tolerance....
The Public and Foreign Policy
What is America's role in the world? This is a good question for August, since it was in this month six years ago that President Bush made his crucial decision to commit American power to the liberation of Kuwait. Back then, with the enormity of America's...