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 October 18, 1994

A Fight to Control Plant Species
There is more to the matter than affording politicians a cheap shot in the article "Texas War Over Warbler," Sept. 22.The "critical habitat" proposed for the golden-cheeked warbler is the Texas Hill Country, a region that is in no danger of being designated...
A Tenor Hits High Notes of Career Placido Domingo Takes All the Right Risks, Conquering Wagner, Mozart
AS great opera singers reach their mature years - which in the athletic world of opera singing means 50 and beyond - most tend to consolidate their work, to focus on the roles for which they are best suited. For an opera singer, the sixth decade of life...
Attention College Students: The Easy `A' May Disappear
FOR many of today's college students, receiving a C in a course is tantamount to failure. Rampant grade inflation, which began several decades ago, has caused students to feel entitled to high grades even with minimal effort.Despite generally declining...
Beach Volleyball Moves Inland for '96 Olympic Games
THOSE who like their beach volleyball accompanied by an ocean backdrop and pounding surf may be disappointed by a location switch in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.Organizers of the Centennial Games are moving this Olympic newcomer to man-made Atlanta Beach:...
Big Ships Are Gone, but the Sea Remains in Maine Seaside Village, the Only Squawks, Other Than from Gulls, Are of Summer Crowds, Lost Mail
JUST after lunch in this small, harbor town on craggy Deer Isle, the weather is warm and windy coming out of a piercing blue sky. Dazzling yellows, reds, and siennas explode from the fall trees around the harbor.But quicker than two sea gulls can squawk...
Bob Dole's Biting Humor
DEAR Sen. Bob Dole:At a recent Monitor breakfast you cited a study that showed that on network news the Congress is treated more harshly than the president and that Republicans are treated more harshly than Democrats. "When Democrats in Congress are...
Chocolate-Cake Diplomacy and Colonel Oliver North Does Virginia Really Want This Arms-for-Hostages Veteran in the Senate?
IN May 1986, the current top challenger for Virginia's United States Senate seat helped plan and carry out a foreign-policy escapade that brought disgrace and embarrassment to the US. As a marine lieutenant colonel working in the National Security Council,...
Courtship, Competition in Tough Cellular World Denver Company Goes to Northwest to Battle with the Big Boys
ONECOMM Corporation has the temerity to literally walk (or is it stalk?) in the footsteps of a communications giant. The wireless company upstart has set up shop in the same offices on the shores of Lake Washington where McCaw Cellular Corporation grew...
Defeated Rwandans Vow to Return Ousted Hutu Soldiers Exiled in Zaire Are Regrouping, but UN Officials Are Divided over the Threat They Pose
WHILE the new Tutsi-led government in Rwanda makes overtures about national reconciliation, boastful Hutu officers of the defeated army, living in exile in Zairean refugee camps, vow to regroup and fight their way back into their country.United Nations...
Events
FINN `YES' PAVES WAY FOR SWEDEN, NORWAY Finns strongly supported joining the European Union in a crucial referendum that political leaders hope will help sway neighbors Sweden and Norway to follow suit. Fifty-seven percent of Finns voting said "yes"...
Flotilla Poised for Action in Case of Oil Spills Floating `Vacuum Cleaners' Guard US Coasts, Following Federal Mandate
THE communications center on board the 208-foot-long Maine Responder now sits idle and unused. The oil industry and 250 million Americans want to keep it that way.If a major oil spill like the black gush of 11 million gallons that poured from the Exxon...
Germany's Opposition Savors Kohl's Narrow Election Victory
HELMUT KOHL won reelection as Germany's chancellor, but the ultimate victory may go to his opponents.The narrow margin by which Mr. Kohl kept his job in Sunday's election shows that his power base, built over 12 years in office, has severely eroded,...
Home Buyers Seek Brokers Who Will Represent Them Agency Disclosure Laws Propel the Trend to `Buyer Reps'
DIAN COPADO has bought five houses in the last nine years. Each time, she has used a buyer representative - a real estate agent who exclusively represents the buyer.</P><P>"I would always go with a buyer {representative} just because they...
Israel and Jordan Advance Peace; Dams and Desalination to Follow
A DETAILED peace agreement concluded yesterday between Israel and Jordan could bolster broader peace moves in the Middle East and open an era of unprecendented economic cooperation between the two neighbors.The comprehensive accord includes plans for...
Kohl, Again
THE reelection of German Chancellor Helmut Kohl by a slim margin on Sunday promises more of the same from Europe's biggest and most powerful nation - in the short term. Mr. Kohl has led Germany for 12 years now. With few other European governments long...
Max and the Midnight Haying
MAX was wide awake as the cool night air poured over his face. He and Mr. Rosiello hadn't taken a spin on the motor scooter since early spring.</P><P>Now, in the autumn moonlight, fallen leaves blew to the side of the road as the scooter...
Missouri Senate Race Pits Liberal, Classic Conservative in Costly Duel Rep. Alan Wheat Would Be State's First Black Statewide Officeholder
REP. ALAN WHEAT (D) of Missouri hopes to capture on Nov. 8 the US Senate seat once occupied by President Harry Truman, and more recently retiring Senator John Danforth (R). A victory for Mr. Wheat in a decidedly uphill race would make him the first black...
Nobel Prize in Literature Brings Popularity to Japan's Kenzaburo Oe
IN Japan, a country obsessively curious about what outsiders think of it, news that novelist Kenzaburo Oe had won the 1994 Nobel Prize in Literature is being treated as cause for national self-congratulation. Mr. Oe is the second Japanese writer to win...
Of A-Bombs and Slaves
SHOULD nations live unexamined lives? Should comforting, but inaccurate, versions of history be left alone? Should unpleasant memories be ignored? Such questions are raised in two recent episodes involving the presentations of history.The Smithsonian's...
Our Family Prayed!
WE were a family of four: parents, my teenage sister, and I, a baby not yet a year old. Because we lived in tornado country, our "farm" had a special feature, a storm cellar, located some distance from the house. Though we had yet to use the cellar...
Pentagon Speeds Forces to Hot Spots Quickly, Efficiently but Have Clinton's Military Cuts Crimped the Military's Ability to Handle Twin Crises Overseas?
IT'S a nightmare the Pentagon has worried about for years: dispatching large numbers of United States troops to two far-flung corners of the world at the same time. So far, both in Haiti and in Kuwait, the US military has managed this difficult feat...
Preparing for Health Care II Chastened by Failure, Clinton Officials and Allies Vow New Approach in Next Congress
LAST Friday, aides in the Clinton administration's health-care "war room" packed up the last of the voluminous files that had fed their health-care reform effort and sent them over to the National Archives for safekeeping."We've been told we can get...
Putting Plastics to Use A Second Time around Researchers See Increased Market for Recycling, but Problems Remain
OF the 180 million tons of solid waste Americans throw into landfills each year, about 20 percent, by volume, is plastics. About 8 percent of the total volume of garbage is plastic packaging, everything from soda pop bottles to hamburger containers.That...
Radio Station Tunes in to What Kids Want Seattle Pre-Teens Are the Primary Audience - and Prime Contributors - for KidStar Shows
A YEAR ago, Seattle went APEC. President Clinton was here to host leaders of the 15-nation Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation group. Elbowing for interviews alongside 2,000 other journalists were intrepid eight-to-13-year-old reporters from a local radio...
Saddam's Actions No Surprise Ruthless Moves against International Aid Workers and Iraqi Citizens Have Kept Iraq in Turmoil since the End of the Gulf War
IRAQI President Saddam Hussein's antics at the Kuwaiti border have raised serious concerns about the stability of the Persian Gulf region. But Saddam's behavior should come as no surprise given his ongoing mass murders, mutilations, and assassinations...
Stocks May Get Kick out of Rising Earnings DIVIDENDS UP
EARNINGS and dividends are up at many United States corporations and that translates into good news for financial markets.The US investment community expects increases in corporate earnings and dividends to last well into the fourth quarter, says Hildegard...
Two Accounts of the Roosevelts: Wartime and Personal Portrayals
FROM the romps of Teddy's children in the White House to FDR's extraordinary four-term hold on the presidency, the Roosevelts left indelible marks on American history. A pair of new books look again at this preeminent political family, choosing different...
UN Plans Somalia Exit; Warlords Still Battle West Missed War over Farmland, Analysts Say
DESPITE a two-year effort, neither the United Nations nor the US has been able to bring rival Somali warlords together in peace and have now planned for a full withdrawal.On Saturday, UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali called for the UN forces...
Worth Noting on TV
* WEDNESDAY</P><P>The New Explorers (PBS, 8-9 p.m.): Paul Sereno is a 35-year-old paleontologist whose exploits make it hard to resist comparisons with Indiana Jones. The University of Chicago scientist has already discovered fossils of...