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 March 27, 1995

A Boating Adventure Dockside
THE two men clomped awkwardly into the rented fishing boat. "I'll drive," Lee volunteered, half-stumbling as his foot whacked the live-well."I'd feel better if Steve were in control," Milly, my sister whispered. "Lee is so reckless. He even takes off...
American PC Makers Shake Japanese Market
UNITED States companies are storming Japan's once unassailable (and growing) computer market. Low prices and long-awaited Japanese-language software are giving US firms an edge over Japanese rivals.Apple Computer's market share has gone from 8.8 percent...
A 'Quiz Show' Scandal for '90S
WHEN host David Letterman introduces the Best Pictures category on the Academy Awards telecast tonight, this master of hip is sure to appreciate the fine irony behind the nomination of the motion picture "Quiz Show." For "Quiz Show" is, more than anything,...
Armed with Net Cutters, Canada Tries Talks with Spain in Fish War Environmentalists Say Canada Has Its Own Record of Overfishing
CANADA has entered a new phase in its fish war with Spain and the European Union -- trying to compromise at the bargaining table while promising to begin cutting Spanish nets.Defying a Canadian warning to stay away, at least 10 Spanish fishing boats...
A US Envoy Learns How to Dance with Warlords US Ambassador Galbraith Assesses His Mission after Two-Year Stint
BY some measures his achievements might seem limited, but by the tortured standards of diplomacy in the former Yugoslavia, US Ambassador to Croatia Peter Galbraith may be an example that tangible results can be achieved in the Balkan political labyrinth.Mr....
Awards Ceremonies, New Faces Mark Springtime Arts Calendar
APRIL and May are among the busiest months in the performing-arts calendar. Tonight, the Academy Awards will be televised from Los Angeles; and after a flurry of theater openings in coming weeks, the Tony Awards will take place in June.In the international...
Bickering in Britain among Conservatives Pounds the Pound
UNTIL now, Britain's Conservative Party seemed to be the only victim of its own internal squabbling.But now, after months of infighting within the ruling party over Britain's role in Europe, it is the pound sterling that is at risk, according to Chancellor...
California's Term Limits: Case Study for US Reform Series: Passed in 1990 by a Slim Margin, California's Term-Limits Law Grew out of Voter Anger over Corruption and Political Paralysis in Sacramento. Assembly Members Serve Only Six Years, Senate Members Only Eight., ROBERT HARBISON -- STAFF
FIVE years into one of the nation's most far-reaching experiments in state term limits, the citizen revolt shows signs of dramatically reshaping politics in California.It is leading to a massive turnover of state lawmakers, significant changes in staffing,...
Can Creativity Survive Hollywood's Money Quest?
LIFE is like a box of chocolates."The nougat-chewy homily of Forrest Gump will no doubt be sampled more than once on tonight's Oscarcast 1995. The tale of a lovable nitwit's historical and humorous encounters has garnered more than $315 million in tickets...
Captives of Flawed Justice Systems as Citizens Demand Tougher Crime Laws and Fewer Restraints on Police, Cases of Wrongful Conviction Point to Unresolved Problems in Law Enforcement Series: UNJUST PUNISHMENT
A shock of black hair drooped across Guy Paul Morin's forehead as a wide, satisfied smile formed on his lips and his eyes filled with emotion."I'm free, that's how I feel," an exultant Mr. Morin said on the steps of a Toronto courthouse Jan. 23, moments...
Common Causes of Erroneous Convictions
Wrongful convictions may seem the result of random human error, but common factors suggest they are produced by something more than chance, defense lawyers and advocates say. Here are some of the common elements:*The offense. Heinous crimes and violence...
Cost-Risk Analysis: An Opening or a Wall? the House's Environmental Bill Represents an Opportunity for All Sides
THE House of Representatives recently passed that part of the Contract With America relating to risk assessment and cost/benefit analyses for new regulations, with one-fourth of the Democrats voting for it.Some have characterized the bill as an attempt...
Crime Hits Home for Mexico's President
THE man who says he is determined to make Mexico a country where "no one is above the law" recently got a close-to-the-heart taste of just how difficult that task will be.Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de Leon has made the country's shattered...
Don't Mock Earth Day by Weakening Laws That Protect Air, Land, Water
IN less than a month, Americans will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Earth Day, marking a generation of progress in cleaning up our environment and protecting this country's natural wonders. Meanwhile, instead of building on successes, Congress is...
For a Purer Atmosphere Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to World Events and Daily Life
THE United Nations conference to address concerns about global pollution and the state of the atmosphere, including the ozone layer, begins tomorrow in Berlin. These are complex issues, but through prayer, each of us can support wise efforts to find...
For Palestinian Women, Arafat's Pals-Only Rule Won't Do Series: WOMEN CHANGING THE MIDEAST
PALESTINIAN women who threw stones beside their fathers and sons to create a state for their people are now hurling barbed criticisms at the very authority they helped create.Just five years ago, women took to the streets here daily, confronting armed...
Help Wanted: Shortage of Workers Hits South
FINDING employees in Nashville these days is almost as difficult as cutting a country music album.*In some areas of the Tennessee city, restaurants have reduced their lunch business from five to three days a week because they can't find enough waiters.*At...
Nothing Tastes Quite like Mom's Home Cookin'
MY mother's kitchen makes my mouth water. Even if there are no aromas stirring in the air, I know of the possibilities to be found in the form of luscious leftovers. I know everyone thinks their mother's cooking is the best, but I know for certain, and...
Now, Corporate Welfare
FAIRNESS is a contentious issue for federal budget cutters, and the debate over fairness could grow much louder if government aid to business -- so-called "corporate welfare" -- is left largely untouched.This kind of Washington largess is distributed...
Parents Contest Inclusion on Child-Abuse Registries
ONE summer day, Joy Brown looked around and panicked: Her five-year-old son, Jamie, had slipped out of the house. An hour later, mother and child were reunited, no harm done.Her innocent mistake could have ended in disaster. She'll accept that. But Mrs....
Petty and His Heartbreakers Deliver No-Frills Classic Rock; Chieftans Prove Irish Mettle
TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERSAt Madison Square GardenTom Petty and the Heartbreakers is one durable group: It released its first album nearly two decades ago (for a rock band, that's more like two centuries). Petty, with and without the Heartbreakers,...
Rwanda Copes with Babies of Mass Rape
ZILIPE MINDAMAGE was so ashamed to be carrying the child of a Rwandan Hutu militiaman who raped her last year that she gave a false name at the hospital and left the infant behind after giving birth.She said she hated the child -- the bitter fruit of...
Speaking out on Nigeria
THE drumbeat of international pressure on Nigerian dictator Gen. Sani Abacha is growing louder each day. The question now is whether General Abacha will heed it before he leads his desperate countrymen -- and possibly much of sub-Saharan Africa -- into...
Tables Turn in Bosnia as Oil-Shy Serbs Suffer in Muslim-Led Offensive
SERB peace offers and an apparently successful Bosnian government offensive are producing a rare commodity in Bosnia -- optimism.United Nations officials cite significant military gains by Muslim-led government forces, a weekend peace offer by Bosnian...
The Push for Pennywise EPA Laws
MUCH of the debate over regulatory reform comes down to two provocative questions:"How much is a single life worth?""Is $6,000 a year too much for each American household to pay for government regulation?"These represent the human side of eye-glazing...
US Lawmakers Study the Art of Firing Yourself
THE idea of limiting the terms of US legislators may be popular with voters -- but so far, it still seems unlikely to pass the House of Representatives.With a series of votes on proposed term-limit constitutional amendments beginning in the House this...
Where Smart Shoppers Shop for Mom's T-Bills How to Buy US Treasury Securities without Going to a Broker Series: YOUR MONEY
My mother, who is retired, would like to buy United States Treasury securities. I know you can buy them through banks. But is that the best way? How can you buy them directly from the government? -- J.W., BostonYOU can place an order directly with Uncle...
Who'll Look after Little Clara? Working Parents Say That Today Quality Day Care Is More Expensive and Harder to Find
WHEN their daughter, Clara, was just four months old, William Davenport and Tamara Freedman put her name on a waiting list at a highly regarded child-care center in San Francisco.That was early in 1993. Today Clara is 2-1/2, but the couple's waiting...
Won over by My Resident White Belt
IT was only a matter of time before my son approached me with the question eventually faced by most parents of little boys. He didn't know that I had long anticipated this moment and still had no idea of how I would or should respond."Dad," he said,...