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 27, 1995

A 21st Century UN
That's right with the UN? What's wrong with the UN?First, some shorthand answers. Then some background.In the what's right column:All those little noticed agencies that make the world work better: aid to undernourished children, global air traffic refereeing,...
Clinging to Lenin's Legend Long after the Revolution City in Finland Keeps Flame Alive for Soviet Leader
IN this industrial city, where Communists were executed following the 1917 Russian revolution, is a museum dedicated to an unlikely hero: Vladimir Lenin.Lenin's body may be in Moscow, but his cap and his wig are in Tampere, Finland's second-largest city....
Congress Ponders Competing Proposals for Utah Wilderness
Anyone who's seen the red-rock country of southern Utah knows that words, and even photos, can barely do it justice. There's a stillness and beauty, a timeless grace and permanence to the canyons and plateaus, the rivers and pools, that is exalting,...
Do Alternative Autos Pollute? the 'Great Electric Car Debate'
Do Alternative Autos Pollute? The 'Great Electric Car Debate'In the opinion-page article "Lead Pollution from Electric Cars? Look a Little Closer at the Facts," June 9, the author attacks a recent article published by three of our faculty that appeared...
Ethnicity Stirs in a China Set on Wealth Minorities Feel Left out in Rush to Riches despite New Freedoms
BY day, Li Guifen raises crops and tobacco to support her two children. By night, she embroiders pillow covers and tablecloths to peddle to tourists visiting the nearby spire-like formations of the Stone Forest."Life is not so good - so-so," Ms. Li,...
Finding Completeness in Divine Love
SATISFYING love is often sought in another person. Yet one has only to look at divorce statistics or listen to heart-wrenching accounts of broken relationships to see that basing happiness on people is uncertain at best.The Bible assures us that "God...
France's 'Sinatra' Rails at Life, John Denver Embraces Causes Recent New York Concerts Showcased Two Iconic Singers
CHARLES AZNAVOUR AT CARNEGIE HALL.When it comes to nihilism, punk rockers have nothing on singer Charles Aznavour. France's most esteemed singer-actor (he is, to put it roughly, the French equivalent of Sinatra) fairly oozes with vitriol on several of...
GOP Congress Targets Funding for Lobbyists New Bills Would Change the Way Washington Works
THUMB through a Washington phone book and it's easy to see why Americans are suspicious of "special interests." Thousands of tax-exempt groups keep offices here, ranging in scope from lofty (the Alliance for Justice), to downright specific (the Cement...
Hartford's Bid to Privatize Its Public Schools Gets Tardy Slip
THE turquoise paint on the front doors of Hartford High School is pocked and peeling. The school's library is sparse. Its basketball court lies scuffed and slick, while the bleachers are boarded up, too dangerous for cheering fans.These are the very...
Health Care, GOP Style
HEALTH care reform will probably happen under the Clinton administration after all, but not as conceived by the president three years ago. Comprehensive reform has given way to budget-driven reform, and the concern now is whether this approach will maintain...
In Australia, Environment Wins over Jobs New South Wales's Conservation Movement Makes Strong Economic Case for Demiseof State's Wood-Chipping Industry
Few American environmentalists could even dream of it. An entire industry that Australian "greenies" say is destroying the country's old-growth forests may soon be eliminated in part - if not all - of Australia.With the victory of the environmentalist-backed...
In Their Opinion
Karadzic is victor in hostage dramaRADOVAN KARADZIC has essentially reached his goal with the UN hostages and is able "generously" to release them in the rhythm of international discussion.The Serbian leader, apparently reconciled with his political...
Israeli Discontent Fuels New Political Parties
THE notices on the board are in Russian. The newspapers are in Russian. And everyone in the bustling campaign office speaks Russian."I never really wanted to get into Israeli politics and be a member of the Knesset {parliament}," explains Natan Sharansky,...
Lawyers Tangle with Taming the Internet Courts Disagree on Vision for Vast Computer Network
THE more America looks for a way to control the Internet, the more confusing the picture becomes. Is it a postal system or a bookstore? A publisher or a broadcaster?Because United States regulators and courts can't agree on how to treat the vast computer...
Macintosh or IBM-Compatible? You Decide
The Macintosh brings out the extremes in people. Either they love it or they're predicting its doom. This extremism is too bad, really, because it clouds a legitimate dilemma for the computer newcomer: Which machine should I buy - a Macintosh or an IBM-compatible?I'll...
Michael Jordan Takes a Shot at Silver Screen with Bugs Bunny
Move over Shaq. Here comes Michael. Basketball superman Michael Jordan is taking his world-renowned personality to the screen, playing an interplanetary super hero in the upcoming Warner Bros. movie "Space Jam."Jordan's movie attempt follows a similar...
NAFTA-Bound Chile Tries to Subdue Army - Carefully
RENEWED friction between Chile's civilian leaders and former military rulers is a fresh reminder that Latin America's much-vaunted democratization is still in the building stages.One of two Army officers convicted of planning a famous 1976 murder in...
Research Cuts on Campus
SOME of the country's greatest assets - its research universities - are facing their biggest crisis in half a century.These are the universities that focus strongly on scientific and engineering research and integrate it into their teaching. They have...
Sports Notebook
In a Geographic Twist, Hockey Champs May Take Jersey Turnpike to TennesseeAS bizarre as it sounds, the National Hockey League has crowned a champion from the state of New Jersey that could defend its title in Tennessee. That possibility exists because...
Student-Loan Plan Creates Controversy Parties Dispute Whether Direct-Lending Saves Money,time
LIKE half of the students entering college this fall, Kimberly Amaya is spending part of her summer shopping for loans. She has been admitted to several colleges, but because she hasn't heard about her eligibility for financial aid, she's asked those...
Superlative Athletic Efforts by US High Schoolers in 1994-95
While high school records set during the just-completed school year won't receive formal approval until July, numerous new individual, team, and coaching marks are expected to go on the books. In this case, that means being listed in the 1996 National...
The News I Brief
A bipartisan group of Western governors passed a resolution urging Congress to take care in how it appropriates block grants to states for welfare and Medicaid. The 11 governors acted after Senate Budget Chairman Domenici told them they will get less...
These Think Tanks Think Small Local Policy Groups Are Using Fresh Approaches to Solve Problems for States, Counties, and Towns
THE Heartland Institute of Illinois, the Independence Institute of Colorado, the Mackinac Center of Michigan, the South Carolina Policy Council - these organizations were largely unknown, even to politically aware observers, in March 1991. That's when...
Tilling Middle Ground of Property-Rights Debate Conservationists and Land Holders Search for a Way to Protect Both Piping Plovers and Ranch Owners
THE term wetlands often conjures up an image of the backwater marshes in Florida and the bayous of Louisiana that brim with birds, alligators, and long-stemmed cattails.But on a mountain peak more than 10,000 feet above sea level in Telluride, Colo.,...
Worth Noting on TV
*WEDNESDAYCommon Sense With John Stossel (ABC, 10-11 p.m.): The information and advice found in this program is the kind Americans used to get across the back fence - advice on things like dealing with bill collectors and streamlining the morning rush...