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 February 23, 1995

A Governor Who Rejected Death Penalty's Passions
New York may soon become the 38th state to allow capital punishment - largely because Gov. George Pataki, a death-penalty advocate, defeated former Gov. Mario Cuomo last fall. Governor Cuomo stuck by his anti-death-penalty stand, even though it contributed...
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An Incomplete, Troubling View of the Inner Clinton Biography of President Relies on Secondary Sources and Gives Hisachievements Short Shrift
FIRST IN HIS CLASS: A BIOGRAPHY OF BILL CLINTON By David Maraniss; Simon & Schuster, 512 pp., $25.</P><P>THE biographical times are out of joint. It used to be that we would wait for years to learn what a president had been all about. ...
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A Road Less Traveled Brings History to Life in the Basque Region in This Corner of France and Spain, Skip the Guide Book and Speedy Highway; the Locals Are Far More Interesting
Any traveler who remembers how it felt to drag a suitcase up the last dozen steps in a train station thinks twice before packing books. But only twice. Some books you want to read, some you hope to read, and then there are guidebooks.Guidebooks come...
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Arts Debate Reaches Grass Roots Congress's Bid to Cut NEA Prompts New Funding Proposals, Local Searches for Alternative Monies
The Fairfax Symphony upped the ante at its Valentine Pops gala fund-raiser. The price for top tables was raised to $5,000. Donors from this well-heeled suburban area of Washington snapped up eight tables at that amount, providing a major slice of the...
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Bolivia Privatization Pie Sliced Four-Million Ways Unusual Plan Puts Cash in Pension Funds for All Bolivian Workers
FOLLOWING the lead of Mexico, Argentina, and Chile, Bolivia plans to sell off its long-standing state companies. But this privatization scheme has a unique twist: It comes with 4 million Bolivian partners. "I want society to feel they are part of a process...
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Cues from Mexico's Tumble
THERE is a lot to learn about what went wrong with the Mexican economy - about how a country that, according to most analysts, did so much right for so long could fall so quickly into financial crisis, and about why virtually no one forecast the speed...
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Dalgliesh Takes on A Publishing House P.D. James's Hero Investigates Two Deaths with Aplomb, but Readers May Want to See More of Him in Latest Novel
THE only sin P.D. James commits in her otherwise flawless novel "Original Sin" is one of omission: There simply isn't enough of her moody protagonist, Adam Dalgliesh.But the book is so well filled with an intriguing cast of characters in a lush, evocative...
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Drug Diplomacy: US to Judge Colombia's `War' Displeased with the Antidrug Efforts of This Major Cocaine-Producing Nation, the US May Soon Deny Aid
COLOMBIA, which produces more than 80 percent of the cocaine entering the US, very much wants to avoid being "certified" as one of the world's black sheep by Washington.Many Colombians are fretting over that possibility as the United States government,...
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Europeans Weigh Cultural Subsidies in Light of Economy
In Europe, as in the United States, budget deficits are forcing a rethinking of government's role in funding culture.Europeans, however, begin these debates with a strong presumption that art is the government's concern. While Americans trace their great...
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Fight over Oil Drilling in Alaska Flares Up
THE fight over oil exploration in Alaska could turn into one of the major environment-versus-the-economy struggles of the 104th Congress.In recent years, the oil industry and environmentalists have maintained an uneasy truce in Alaska. The industry knew...
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Food Shortage in US? Global Population Rise Could Drain US Markets
CONSUMERS who fuss at the cost of salmon may not give a thought to world population growth. Yet those high prices could be the first installment of a population-driven food crunch.That message emerged from discussions at the annual meeting of the American...
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GOP `Responsibility' on US Arms Sales Arming Undemocratic States Has Long-Term Cost of Billions
DESPITE all the bluster from Republicans about making government more responsible and making America more secure, House Speaker Newt Gingrich and his colleagues have been curiously silent about a bill, "The Arms Code of Conduct," that if ratified by...
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Harnessing the Sun for Year-Round Garden Produce
SOLAR GARDENING: GROWING VEGETABLES YEAR-ROUND THE AMERICAN INTENSIVE WAY By Leandre Poisson and Gretchen Vogel Poisson; Chelsea Green Publishing Co., 267 pp., $24.95 paper.</P><P>MORE than 20 years ago, Leandre and Gretchen Poisson cleared...
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Illinois Dials D for Deregulation, Cheaper Local Calls
THANKS to a bold initiative in Illinois, telephones across America might someday ring with a sound as sweet as a jingling pocketful of spare change.The Illinois Commerce Commission plans to break up a near-monopoly in local phone service in a trend gaining...
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Involuntarily Airborne Series: LENS AND LIGHT. `Lens and Light' Is a Series Showcasing the Work of Monitor Staff Photographers. Part of a Series
`Call me Ishmael," said the narrator of "Moby Dick," the epic fable of man, sea, and whale penned by Herman Melville in 1851."Call me {Rescue} 911," says this modern counterpart, caught in his own saga of man, sea, and whale-of-a-wave by Monitor photographer...
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Iwo Jima: Epic Battle for a Tiny Rock EYEWITNESS 50 YEARS AGO
I FIRST heard of Iwo Jima in the fall of 1944 in Hawaii when a fellow lieutenant in the Marine Corps tossed a monograph across the table and said: "Take a look at this - our next objective!" Our division, the 4th, had just returned from capturing the...
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Joblessness Highest since Depression, World Body Claims
* One month before a giant United Nations-sponsored "social summit" convenes to address global joblessness, the International Labor Organization (ILO) says the world is in the midst of the worst employment crisis since the Great Depression.In a report...
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Kohl, Europe's Pivot, Wobbles German Leader Seeks Continental Unity, but Close Ties to Yeltsin Hamper Progress
GERMAN Chancellor Helmut Kohl's critics say his foreign-policy style has a major flaw that could have serious consequences for the West.As Germany straddles the relatively prosperous West and the formerly communist East, Chancellor Kohl seems well-suited...
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Mankind's Quest for the Perfect Shave
I HEARD about the momentous discovery of 300 unknown poems by Samuel Taylor Coleridge just as I was sorting through 40 years of forgotten family snapshots.London's Sunday Times reported that the newfound manuscripts by the author of "The Rime of the...
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Non-Washington News Is Tops
WHILE Washington focuses on what US House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R) of Georgia and the Republicans are doing, the rest of the country is paying more attention to the earthquake in Japan, violence at abortion clinics, and the O.J. Simpson trial.The trial...
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OUT ON VIDEO A Weekly Update of Video Releases. Dates in Paratheses Indicate a Previous Review in the Monitor
* IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU - (PG, Columbia TriStar Home Video). When Charlie (Nicolas Cage) comes up short for a tip at the diner , he promises the waitress, Yvonne (Bridget Fonda), that he'll return the next day with either cash or half the earnings...
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Parents Finding Way Back to Schools but Increased Parental Involvement, Such as Fundraising, Has Spurred Questions of Inequity
ACROSS the country, parents are pouring back into schools, questioning what goes on in their children's classrooms and pitching in to fill vacuums created by decreased funding.But in some cases this increased parental involvement is exacerbating the...
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Politicians Place N. Ireland Peace in Public's Hands
A YEAR ago, few would have imagined that the prime ministers of the Irish Republic and Britain would come together on the soil of troubled Belfast and introduce a peace deal for Northern Ireland.Riding on the hopes of nearly six months of peace that...
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Proposals to Revamp Agency Include `Privatizing' It NEA Advocates and Opponents Say Some Change Is Inevitable
EVERY year, a debate over the National Endowment for the Arts turns ballerinas into lobbyists, and inspires conservatives to march around Capitol Hill carrying vulgar pictures of art they say was paid for by NEA grants.Determined to end this annual sideshow,...
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Sales of O.J. Simpson Bestseller Slowing
In the four weeks since its publication, O.J. Simpson's book "I Want to Tell You: My Response to Your Letters, Your Messages, Your Questions" has become "the fastest selling book in Little, Brown history," says Beth Davey, the publisher's spokeswoman.The...
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South Africa Exults in Native Fare after the Demise of Apartheid and Rise of Mandela, the Country's Restaurants Are Revitalizing Traditional Dishes from Black Tripe to Ostrich Steak
CHEF Brian Shalkoff sits behind a wooden bowl of spicy Mopani worms, proudly pointing to his contribution to a culinary revolution in the new South Africa."This is the future of South African cooking, unifying our food and cultures," he declares.With...
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SUNDAY BOBOTIE (SPICY MEATLOAF WITH EGG CUSTARD TOPPING) and SOSATI (BEEF KEBABS)
SUNDAY BOBOTIE (SPICY MEATLOAF WITH EGG CUSTARD TOPPING)</P><P>2 medium onions, chopped</P><P>1 teaspoon chopped green root ginger</P><P>2 teaspoons crushed garlic</P><P>1 green chile, shredded and chopped</P><P>2...
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Talk of Law Schools: Forget Torts, Let's Watch O.J. Trial
IT'S not as gripping as Melrose Place, but it's close.That's the consensus on Hudson Street, where four housemates, all students at Harvard Law School, are watching the O.J. Simpson murder trial in their living room.Here, and everywhere else law students...
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The Case for Education
GIVEN current behavior on Capitol Hill it was only a matter of time before the GOP aimed at the Department of Education. This week it did. Legislation before the House would abolish the Education Department, eliminate the secretary of education's Cabinet...
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The News in Brief
The World</P><P>British Prime Minister Major and Irish Prime Minister Bruton unveiled their plan for ending the violence in Northern Ireland. Ireland promises to amend its constitution's claim to Northern Irish territory, while Britain...
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Theory and Practice for Seekers of a Garden Refuge
THE INWARD GARD TYPE:CREATING A PLACE OF BEAUTY AND MEANING By Julie Moir Messervy. Photographs by Sam Abell; Little, Brown & Co., 256 pp., $35. THE GARDEN MAKERS: THE GREAT TRADITION OF GARDEN DESIGN FROM 1600 TO THE PRESENT DAY By George Plumptre;...
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The Right Framework
HOW much do the people of Northern Ireland love the peace of the last six months?The release yesterday by the British and Irish governments of a "framework document" for a settlement in Northern Ireland puts that question squarely in the hands of the...
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This Weeks's Bestsellers
FICTION 1. The Celestine Prophecy James Redfield, Warner, $17.95 51 2. Politically Correct Bedtime Stories James Finn Garner,</P><P> Macmillan, $8.95 32 3. Original Sin P.D. James, Knopf, $24 4 4. Border Music...
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Unalone, with God
ONE of the problems confronting people is the challenge of loneliness. It's something many people have to face in some way or other, whether they have large families they know will one day leave home, or have no family at all. There is no easy human...
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Wiretap Scandal Spins French Race for New President
THE presidential election that looked like a sure victory for French Prime Minister Edouard Balladur only weeks ago is suddenly wide open.Public-opinion polls released this week mark a sharp drop in support for Mr. Balladur. And a scandal involving illegal...
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Worth Noting on TV
* SATURDAY</P><P>Bonnie Raitt concert (A&E, 8-9 p.m.): When the Grammys take place on March 1 this year, one of the top nominees will be pop-rock-blues-country singer Bonnie Raitt.</P><P>She's up for several "bests": Record...
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