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 29, 1996

A Little Responsibility Helps At-Risk Students Take the Lead Becoming a Mentor Gives Borderline Kids New Motivation to Study and Stay in School
'Every morning when I walk over there, I know the kids are waiting for me to help them, and that really makes me feel good," says Roque Padilla, known as Rocky, as he speaks of his role as a tutor.An eighth-grader at the Kazem school in San Antonio,...
A Place in the Workspace That Nurtures Our Poet-Selves
When the company I used to work for restructured, there was a general air of unhappiness among the longtime employees. Departments were renamed, jobs were redefined, and desks were moved. A combination of malaise and anxiety filled the hallways.A co-worker,...
As November Nears, Clinton Touts Foreign Policy Acumen on Sensitive Matters, White House Pursues 'Diplomacy of Silence'
As the US election season approaches, the White House is gearing up an aggressive "accentuate the positive" campaign on its foreign policy.Yet doing so will require some difficult tradeoffs. The White House is trying to play down the behavior of some...
At Last, a Budget
Both Republicans and Democrats can claim victory in the final compromise that led to a 1996 federal budget seven months into the fiscal year.The Republicans cut spending $23 billion and forced cuts of 10 percent or more in many programs they don't like....
California's Record May Slow Rush to Raise Speed Limits
Statistics fresh off the highways of America's largest state could put the brakes on the rush to raise speed limits elsewhere.Data released this month from California, where 1 of every 10 US drivers resides, show accidents have increased nearly 9 percent...
China Tightens Its Grip on Tibet in Attempt to Rule Feisty Region
During his three-year stint in Tibet, the young Beijing engineer, a member of China's ethnic Han majority, said he made a lot of money but counted the days until he could leave."It was a good opportunity because China wants to develop Tibet's economy,"...
Cold Snap Hits Georgia Onion Belt A February Freeze Could Double Prices for Famous Vidalia Onions
A spring breeze carries the pungent aroma of onions across Bland Farms in southeast Georgia. Surveying the rows and rows of Vidalia onions about to be harvested, grower Raymond Bland says, "This year's crop is short, but the quality is good."Mr. Bland's...
Contrasting Views of Totalitarianism during the Cold War
Totalitarianism: The Inner History of The Cold WarBy Abbott GleasonOxford University Press, 307 pp., $25 The Rise of Neoconservatism: Intellectual and Foreign Affairs 1945-1994 By John Ehrman Yale University Press, 241 pp., $27.50 For anyone who grew...
Denver Blacks out of Step with March?
Preparations for today's Million Man March rally in Denver have not been particularly encouraging.Originally, the event was to be held at the at the Denver Colosseum, at a charge of $20 per person. But by mid-April, only 16 tickets had been sold. The...
Empathy Motivates College Mentors
The student mentoring going on throughout the United States in grade schools and high schools doesn't stop there.Colleges and universities are also discovering that when a student is having trouble, a student tutor can help - even when that tutor is...
Gold Bars Retain Symbolic Value - as the IMF Learns Gold-for-Debt-Relief Proposal Draws Criticism
When the price of gold shot up to $417 an ounce earlier this year, some forecasters began searching for that nasty culprit - inflation.They didn't find it. Although gold tends to hold its value during inflationary times, it seems this time investors...
Invoking an 'Executive Decision' the Pendulum Has Swung Too Far Away from a Historical Tendency to Let the President Act Covertly
The recent revelation that President Clinton allowed the Iranians to supply weapons to the Muslim-led Bosnian government has prompted an outcry from congressional Republicans and led to the possibility that as many as six committees will investigate...
Kohl Launches Plan to Put Germany's Purse in Order
Across Europe, countries have been forced to trim cherished social welfare programs they regard as fundamental to their very civilization.Now Germany, the largest economy in Europe, whose leaders once promised an economically painless absorption of former...
Lawmakers Seek 'Efficiency' in US Spy Business
The nation's intelligence agencies badly needs a post-cold-war overhaul, concur most spy-agency observers inside or outside of government. What they do not agree on, however, is how far the reforms should go.Recent official and independent studies advocate...
Laying Bare America's Seedbed of Discontent A Look at Rural Distrust of Government Series: OKLAHOME CITY: ONE YEAR LATER. LAST IN A SERIES. ONE OF ONE ATTICLES APPEARING TODAY
"The men sat in the doorways of their houses; their hands were busy with sticks and little rocks. The men sat still - thinking, figuring."- John Steinbeck, 'The Grapes of Wrath'In a lifetime of farming on Oklahoma's northern plains, Bill Carmichael has...
Mandela's Honeymoon Is over as Rand Takes Dive Currency Shaken by Political Setbacks, Violence
The tribal dancers and jets flying overhead were festive touches to celebrate South Africa's second anniversary of democracy. President Nelson Mandela reminded cheering black and white crowds of their remarkable achievements in overturning violent racial...
Shrimp Lovers, Take Note US Import Ban Aims at Saving Sea Turtles
Just when it looks possible to eat tuna in good conscience again, along come government officials and environmental groups telling consumers they'd better think twice about the shrimp they eat.The United States Congress is considering legislation to...
Soft-Drink Giant Turns Russia's Ex-Reds 'Blue' Even Cosmonauts Are Part of High-Flying Marketing
Russians may not know it yet, but their country has just "gone blue."That's the word from PepsiCo, which last week launched its new "blue" image here with an announcement that it would invest more than half a billion dollars in Russia by 2000.Of course,...
Spanish Architect Vaults to the Top Jose Rafael Moneo of Madrid Wins the Pritzker Prize for His Visionary Approach and Respect for the Past
Jose Rafael Moneo was named today as the first Spanish architect to win his profession's highest award, the Pritzker Architectural Prize for 1996.Moneo, along with his family, will travel from his home in Madrid to Los Angeles to receive the prestigious...
Syrian Leader Pulls Strings on Israeli-Lebanon Fighting
Syrian President Hafez al-Assad emerged as the major powerbroker in the American-negotiated accord reached Friday by Syria, Israel, and Lebanon.The written accord prohibits Hizbullah guerrillas, based in Lebanon, from firing Katyusha rockets into northern...
The Great Exception in America's Experiment All but Blacks Reaped Unique Fruits of Social Development in Government without an Aristocracy
American Exceptionalism: A Double-Edged SwordBy Seymour Martin LipsetW. W. Norton & Co. 352 pp., $27.50 Political sociologist Seymour Martin Lipset is one of the world's most distinguished Tocquevillists. Characterizing his work this way refers to the...
The Illuminated Manuscript: Medieval and Modern
Creating French Culture:Treasures from the BibliotHeque nationale de FranceEdited by Marie-Helene Tesniere and Prosser GiffordYale University Press 479 pp., $65 These two images, both from books, rather happily illustrate the scope of France's national...
The News in Brief
THE USTestifying from the White House via videotape, President Clinton was expected to deny David Hale's allegations that he and former Arkansas Gov. Jim Guy Tucker pressed Hale to make illegal loans to Susan McDougal. Clinton was called as a witness...
US and Japan Must Forge A True Military Alliance SECURITY POLICY
During their summit in Tokyo earlier this month, President Clinton and Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto took some steps toward modernizing the obsolete US-Japan security relationship.For the two countries to become genuine allies, however, Washington...
When Humane Concerns Outweigh Journalistic Codes PRESS ETHICS IN BOSNIA
On a cold January day, four reporters found a field with great bald patches of earth among the wild grasses and shrubbery on a hillside outside of Srebrenica in Bosnia. They hid their jeep, walked down, and immediately found the crown of a human skull....
Where Is Your Ark? Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to World Events and Daily Life
A HUMOROUS card sent to me depicted Noah's ark with pairs of animals, wide-eyed with amazement. Standing at the door of the ark, Noah himself looked stern. Torrential rain was falling and the water was rising. They were all watching a horse-obviously...