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 April 6, 1995

A French-Speaking Ape Man and Other Riveting Originals
TARZAN read English but spoke French. Count Dracula was felled by a Texan wielding a bowie knife. The Frankenstein monster was nimble as a mountain goat.Surprised? Blame countless comic books, films, plays, cartoons, advertising, and television spinoffs...
A Guatemala-CIA Scandal Splits Army Hard-Line Officers Fight to Retain Their Power against Younger Ones Eager to Clean Up the Military's Image
A CIA scandal over its links to murders in Guatemala has triggered a sharp reaction within this nation's military.As the scandal escalates in Washington, pressure has mounted on many Guatemalan Army officers to curtail their often-unchallenged actions...
Big Apple Sours over Purity of Water New York's Classic Upstate-Downstate Rivalries Exacerbated by Clean Water Debate
FOR decades New York City residents have been proud of their tap water -- a fluid that wins taste tests and gets shipped out of state to bakers who want to produce "real New York bagels."But now this resource that residents have long taken for granted...
Boom in the Trade of Small Arms Fuels World's Ethnic and Regional Rivalries
THE containers marked humanitarian supplies sat unclaimed for months in the airport customs warehouse in Maribor, in the former Yugoslav republic of Slovenia. But they did not hold food or clothing.When officials finally looked inside in August 1993,...
Bullish Global Outlook: Asia with Fastest Growth Rate
Bullish Global Outlook: Asia With Fastest Growth RateTHE world economy is showing signs of buoyant growth.Fueled by strong growth in industrial economies, greater intraregional trade in Asia and Latin America, and continued trade liberalization, the...
Cabinet Rank for CIA Would Distort Its Role
IT is a thoroughly bad idea to give cabinet rank to John Deutch, President Clinton's nominee to be the director of central intelligence (DCI). He should not be the equal of the secretaries of state and defense. The proper role of the secretaries and...
Central Africa's Needs
QUICK, concerted action is needed to avoid a tragic sequel to the massacres in Rwanda, which were sparked by the assasination, exactly a year ago, of its president. As things stand, that country and neighboring Burundi remain on the brink of ethnic holocaust,...
China Backflips on Women's Summit UN Meeting Brings Controversies Beijing Didn't Expect
THE once-a-decade UN summit on women scheduled in Beijing this year was supposed to lend China new international prestige.Instead, the conference is snarled in controversy as China backs away from pledges to run an open meeting.In late August and September,...
Chinese Shortcuts Getting Longer Connections Count in China, but Even a $25,000 Exclusive Club Membership Can't Buy Guarantees for Foreign Dealmakers in the Current Political Climate
THE posh new Beijing Royal International Club is in the business of guangxi -- that is, connections.For a $25,000 membership fee, dark-suited foreign executives rub elbows with China's corporate and political elite. A relatively minor investment, perhaps,...
Chips Fly as Baseball's Return Cheers Bat Makers
AT the Louisville Slugger factory, lathes are working overtime, peeling logs of white ash into bats for major league players rushing back to work.At Topps Company's Duryea, Pa., plant, the presses are whirring again, spitting out bulk orders of baseball...
Claes Oldenburg Plays Jack and the Beanstalk with Giant Sculpture the National Gallery in Washington Honors the Swedish-Born Artist Who Celebrates Ordinary Things -- Larger-Than-Life
THINK Big. Really Big. It's reality on a massive scale. Claes Oldenburg has worked in just about every medium and dimension, but his most striking pieces are huge representations of daily life.For an indoor show, there is probably no better place to...
Decorum Meets Drama on Canvas the Paintings of Nicolas Poussin, Now on Display at London's Royal Academy, Pulse with Feeling, despite Their Severity
Nicolas Poussin was a painter for whom structure -- the scrupulous06121organization of a painting -- was all-important. He rated reason, discrimination, and judgment high among an artist's attributes. The kind of personal spontaneity that even in his...
Defense Industry Goes with Guns, Not Butter Recent Merger of Two Defense Companies Fits Growing Trend
RAYTHEON Company's acquisition of a military-electronics firm this week fits a pattern in the US defense industry: Though faced with fewer orders from the Pentagon, defense contractors aren't converting from tanks to toasters.Instead, most firms remain...
Egypt's Tightrope Role in Mideast President Mubarak Seeks to Mollify Washington on Nuclear-Arms Treaty and Shore Up Aid Levels
'SOME people think that heads of state in this area can impose anything on public opinion. Impossible!" says Hosni Mubarak, leaning forward in his chair for emphasis while the sounds of a Washington spring day carry in quietly from Lafayette Park outside.The...
Freshmen Swap Tales on House's Hectic Pace POSTCARD FROM HILL Series: TRACKING THE CONTRACT: THE FIRST 100 DAYS. Part of a Series
WHEN circus elephants stomp across the Capitol plaza tomorrow in a ceremony saluting the triumphal conclusion of the Contract With America, Joe Scarborough and Zoe Lofgren will share a smile. After 100 grueling days of lawmaking, both are tired and glad...
God Is Speaking to Us
GOD does speak to man. The Bible records this in many, many places--Abraham hearing the angel tell him not to sacrifice Isaac; Moses speaking with God on Mount Sinai; Samuel, as a child hearing and answering God's call; and, of course, Christ Jesus...
Jerusalem Ultraorthodox Gain with Large Families CURRENTS IN JUDAISM
THE streets of Jerusalem turned black. Traffic curled into huge jams as more than 300,000 mourners dressed in the long dark coats and top hats of devoutly religious Jews brought the Israeli-controlled city to a standstill.The occasion was the funeral...
'Modern Art' in Primitive Patterns Series: LENS AND LIGHT. 'Lens and Light' Is a Series Showcasing the Work of Monitor Staff Photographers. Part of a Series
I experimented. I showed this photograph to someone who had not seen it before and knew nothing about it. What is it? I asked."A garden path? A pie crust?" she hazarded."Not exactly." I said. Did she think it was a painting or a photograph?"A painting?"...
Moscow's Iran Game
THE nuclear genie will certainly escape to Iran if Moscow goes ahead with a proposed sale of light-water reactors to Tehran.Five years ago, such a development -- if it takes place -- would seem impossible. Welcome to a sobering new era of nuclear bargaining....
Must Hugging A Child Be A High-Risk Act?
ONE of the more memorable bumper stickers of the mid-1980s posed a strangely personal question: "Have you hugged your child today?"The message carried a slightly self-righteous, accusatory tone, as if parents needed a strip of paper on a stranger's car...
OUT ON VIDEO A Weekly Update of Video Releases. Date Is Parentheses Indicate a Full-Length Review of the Film in the Monitor
Dates in parentheses indicate a full-length review of the film in the Monitor.* CORRINA, CORRINA -- (New Line Home Video, PG). The fabulous '50s are the backdrop for this sweet story of a housekeeper who helps a recently widowed suburbanite and his seven-year-old...
Passover Feast Knits Family Tighter
IN spring, when Passover and Easter holidays come around, and in December during Hanukkah and Christmas, I'm thankful for a foothold in two religious traditions. I was raised a Christian in a conservative midwestern city, and my husband's background...
Portugal Rediscovers Hidden Jewish Culture, Honors Its 'Schindler'
RABBI Shlomo Sabag walks through the ancient Jewish quarter of Belmonte, pointing out where Jewish houses once stood."Every Jewish house was 'Christianized,' symbolized by a cross carved on the door jamb," Rabbi Sabag says.Nearly five centuries ago,...
Programmed 'Arm' Rivals Artist's Hand AARON Is a Tour De Force of Art, Artificial Intelligence, and Robotics
AFTER all the accomplishments of artist Harold Cohen with and without computers, the big question still remains: Will computers be able to "think" someday, and create original works of art?"Yes," says the bearded Mr. Cohen. Watching the noisy robotic...
Spain Throws a Line to Canada in Fish Fight
Spain Throws a Line to Canada in Fish FightRegarding the article "Why Spain Confronts Canada in a Fish Fight," March 31, I would like to underline a few additional points:*The Spanish trawler Estai was inspected by a European Union (EU) team as soon...
Spinach Pie and Carrot and Apple Kugel
SPINACH PIE1/3 cup olive oil1 cup chopped green onion2 cloves garlic, minced1 package frozen spinach, thawed1/2 cup matzo meal1 tablespoon fresh dill5 eggs2 tablespoons lemon juice2 whole matzossalt and pepper to tastePreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat...
Texas Guns Get Easier to Carry, Harder to Buy
AT Doc Holliday's Pawn Shop in north Austin, $49.95 plus tax will buy a Raven, a five-shot semiautomatic handgun that could hide in a shirt pocket with room left over for a roll of Lifesavers.Manager Dan Neel figures his chain will always stock such...
The Key to Prosecuting Rape as a War Crime
RAPE continues to be used as a means of ethnic cleansing and genocide in the former Yugoslavia, where the atrocities of war remain headline news. Rape, as well as forced prostitution, constitute grave violations of international humanitarian law.The...
The News in Brief
The WorldEgyptian and Israeli officials will meet today in Paris to discuss differences over nuclear arms. Egypt has been lobbying for Israel to sign on to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in an effort to free the Middle East of nuclear weapons....
The Ties That Bind Espionage, Presidency
HOW curious that the best recent book on American secret intelligence should be by a British scholar. Prof. Christopher Andrew of Cambridge University, who has previously studied the British secret service and the Soviet KGB, has now produced an absorbing...
Worth Noting on TV
FRIDAYWater (PBS, 10-11 p.m.): One of the memorable lines from John Huston's 1948 film "The Treasure of Sierra Madre" is spoken in the desert country. When two neophyte prospectors slosh water from their canteens over a rock to see if it has a yellow...