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 August 11, 1995

A Solid Footing for Loving Each Other Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to World Events and Daily Life
WHOOSH! I had done it again! There I was stretched out, clinging desperately to the rear of the stuck car with my gloved hands, supported precariously a few inches above the ice by the toes of my boots.Like many people this past winter, I had a lot...
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A Troubling Terror Trial Deporting Arrested Palestinian to Israel Could Harm Peace Process
THE recent arrest of Musa Abu Marzuk, the political leader of the Palestinian Muslim Brotherhood, a faction of the Palestinian Islamic movement known as Hamas, may prove harmful to both United States interests and the cause of peace in the Middle East.Mr....
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Banks Wallop Customers with Higher Fees in Past Two Years Financial Advisers Recommend Banking at Smaller, Community Entities
IT seems that the banking industry has put Americans in a financial Catch 22.If they don't meet the monthly balance requirement for checking accounts, they are forced to pay a fee. And if they use more than a certain number of checks each month or fail...
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Beirut Emerges from Destruction with a New Vibrancy and Hope City Tries to Regain Its Reputation as the Paris of the Middle East
BEIRUT is striving to shake off the legacy of a bitter civil waRING left large parts of the downtown area looking like a movie set of the nuclear holocaust.But amid the rubble, a raw determination to bury the past emerges, which makes it one of the most...
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Canceled Deal Sets Back Reforms in India the Scrapping of the Biggest Foreign-Investment Project Here May Scare off Potential Investors
ASTATE government's decision to scrap a $2.8 billion power project - the largest single foreign investment in India - has renewed a spirited debate over the role of foreign companies in India's economic reforms. The decision has shaken investor confidence,...
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'Captain Canada' Just Posing in Fish Fight with US, Critics Say
SOME Canadians are questioning whether their country's summer "salmon war" with Alaska may be just a political red herring to mask their government's own failure to rein in rampant domestic overfishing."No party is free of guilt," says Catherine Stewart,...
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Dad Decides to Give At-Home Haircuts
What is it in the makeup of so many fathers that compels them to cut their sons' hair? Every father I know has tried it at least once, usually to the chagrin of the mother and the detriment of the child's looks. Is it a carry-over from days of yore,...
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Deadheads Keep on Truckin' Jerry Garcia, a Rock Icon, Shows Legacy of 1960s Culture Endures
WHEN I arrived at Middlebury College in 1977, the Grateful Dead had already been around for more than a decade.But they were news to me - until my freshman roommate walked in the door, a bandana tied around her flowing hair and a Pinto wagon in the parking...
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Democrats Don't Need Tauzin
REP. W. J. "Billy" Tauzin of Louisiana has become the third House Democrat and fifth member of Congress to defect to the Republican Party. He follows Reps. Greg Laughlin of Texas and Nathan Deal of Georgia, and Sens. Richard Shelby of Alabama and Ben...
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Finding Tomorrow's World Cup Stars Soccer Program Seeks New Peles as It Inspires and Educates Inner-City Kids
The future of soccer in the United States is in inner-city neighborhoods, says Carolyn McKenzie Edwards on a steamy Saturday morning in Atlanta's Summerhill community. Some 20 children aged 5 to 12 zigzag across a field, kicking the ball and often trying...
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Firestorm of Protest Radiates from Pacific
PEARL-WHITE sand, turquoise water, and 168 pockets of plutonium buried deep in basalt rock.Club Med might well have snatched Mururoa Atoll for a tropical retreat, but the French military got here first. Now, after 26 years of nuclear testing above and...
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Grandpa Learns about Good Getups
"Poppy?" she says."Yes, Katie.""Can I ask you something?""Sure." Katie, our granddaughter, is a curious but polite four-year-old who is visiting for a month. We are preparing to walk the dog."Is that your only outfit?"I chuckle, somewhat taken aback....
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Henry Ossawa Tanner's Link to Black Church Inspired His Painting Although Influenced by Europe, He Stayed True to His Roots
Henry Ossawa Tanner was not only one of the most successful black artists in American history, but he was also one of the first American artists of any race to achieve an international reputation. Born before slavery was abolished, he undertook a profession...
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L.A. Schools May Give Division Lesson with Falling Test Scores, High Dropout Rates, Los Angeles School System Is Facing Overhaul; Some Voters Want Control Closer to Home
AFTER a quarter-century of debate, the breakup of the Los Angeles school system, the nation's second-largest, may finally be on the way.Held up over the years by union opposition and talk of racism, the school system's splintering now seems inevitable...
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Serb Leaders Locked in Power Struggle HIGH STAKES GAME
AS chants of "traitor, traitor, traitor," "Slobo leave," and "Slobo, you wimp - you traded the Krajina" echoed through the crowd of 10,000 people, a few raindrops began to cascade gently onto the protesters' heads."Slobodan Milosevic is the greatest...
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The Cranberries Prove Red Hot on Beginning Leg of US Tour
High up on a catwalk with two staircases linked to either side, Dolores O'Riordan begins to play the keyboard while she sings the mellow song, "Pretty." Wearing a white dress that flows with her every move and a lacy shawl to match, she proceeds to walk...
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The Great Canadian Chicken Chowdown
Some years back, we packed our camping gear and drove up to fetch culture to the folks of Ontario, a province that occupies a considerable part of unoccupied Canada. We had big success, and we - spouse, daughter-Backfish, and Daddy-O - came home to Maine...
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The Iron Lady's Work Is Still in Progress
THATCHER'S back. An unavoidable presence if not a required taste, she is making the rounds on the Larry King show, the lecture circuit, and at the bookstores, defending her record, causing trouble for John Major, and signing copies of her memoirs.Margaret...
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The Reading Is Easy for Fund Investors
Investors got some good news last week: Mutual-fund companies are making their sales information easier to read.Regulators and a handful of companies announced on July 31 the arrival of the "profile prospectus," which summarizes in plain English key...
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Wading into Whitewater
WERE Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton involved in the web of apparent wrongdoing surrounding the Whitewater Development Company? Or were they "passive investors" who were unaware of what was going on?Three investigations - one in the Senate, one in the...
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West Won't Cry for Krajina
Having for so long with so little effect bewailed Bosnia, should we now cry for Krajina?Conventional humanitarian reflex would say yes. Another ethnic cleansing, potentially another 200,000 refugees, another nightmare for relief agencies, another triumph...
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Whitewater's Political Lessons the Uncertain Ethics of Fund-Raising
TO Republicans, the Whitewater hearings show that Bill Clinton peddled his influence as governor of Arkansas and then tried to cover his tracks once he became president. To Democrats, they're a senseless political smear job.But beyond the partisanship...
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Women, Courts Besiege Male Citadel of Tradition
ALL Shannon Faulkner ever said she wanted to do was attend the college of her choice, which in this case was a state military school that has never allowed a woman to wear its cadet blue-and-gray.So, over the past 2-1/2 years, she has been involved in...
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