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 24, 1997

A Fashion Manifesto That Just Might Fit You
It's hard to make a fashion statement when you don't really speak the language. Try as I might to rock steady on the currents of style, I've been known to have this habit of straying one step beyond. I'll go overboard, sartorially speaking: a brooch...
A Slow Return from the Ashes KOREAN STORE OWNERS REACH OUT
In the back of his Sunset Boulevard grocery, Jin Hyuk Chang says he still has not come to grips with the economic and racial problems he encountered during the civil disturbances of 1992.Having just purchased a grocery store in the South Central section...
Be Fair to Female Athletes
"If you let me play, I will like myself more. I will have more self-confidence.... I will learn what it means to be strong. If you let me play sports...."That Nike ad copy, featuring young girls, foreshadowed the encouraging message recently sent to...
Berlin's Architectural Renewal Contends with Nazi Legacy
The Ghosts of BerlinBy Brian LaddThe University of Chicago Press 271 pp., $29.95 As European capitals go, Berlin is not very old. But it is more laden - or burdened - with history than most, especially with "recent history," as the Nazi period, from...
Click Here for Reform Laws Call for Posting Campaign Contributions on the Internet
In the land of the Internet, the latest thing sighted on the information superhighway is campaign-finance reform.The California legislature is rapidly moving along a bill that will require all candidates to electronically file all their campaign-finance...
Dilemma for Parents: Neglect Your Child or Neglect Your Job
"Sweatshop" is hardly a word most people use to describe the sleek offices where educated professionals work. But in the eyes of one professional woman in Massachusetts, corporate sweatshops are on the rise as employers demand longer and longer hours...
Does History Repeat Itself? Check Price Tags an Engaging Look at How the Cycles of History Are Affected by Changes in Prices
The Great Wave: Price Revolutions and the Rhythm of HistoryBy David Hackett FischerOxford University Press, 536 pp., $30 A history of prices sounds as if it would be as dull as - well, as a history of prices. But surprisingly, David Hackett Fischer's...
Eat to the Beat at the New Orleans Jazz Festival
People who love New Orleans celebrations but have written off Mardi Gras for its raucous crowds often find the city's gentler Jazz & Heritage Festival just the ticket.More than 400,000 tourists are descending on the Big Easy for the more subdued but...
Emerging Nations Capture Global Cash Meeting in Washington of Top Financiers Offers Window on World Currency Flows
Like the patterns in a kaleidoscope, the flow of money around the globe keeps changing.Those shifts in where billions in dollars, yen, and francs go, affect everything from retirement income to clothing prices to job security in nations around the world.The...
Extending a Hand, If Schedule Permits A High-Powered Meeting This Weekend Will Push a Renewal of Volunteerism
Question: What do 93 million Americans spend 20 billion hours doing every year? No, it's not watching TV. It's not taking leisure time. It's volunteering.More than any other society, Americans donate time and effort to churches, charities, or some of...
Families Tune into Life during TV-Turnoff Week
"Sometimes they didn't even hear you!" says Brenda Christy of Marietta, Ohio, about her two girls. "If I asked them to brush their teeth, for instance, it was hard to get them to do it."The reason, Mrs. Christy explains, is that Annie, 5, and Katy,...
Japan Gains a Vicarious Victory - and Likes the Taste of It
Despite months of cautioning against an armed rescue, Japan is displaying unmistakable satisfaction with Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori's bold and largely successful raid.Tuesday's resolution of the hostage crisis at the Japanese Embassy in Lima...
Know Your Wild Neighbor Well A Swampwise Account Urges Respectful Wisdom about American Alligators
Alligators: Prehistoric Presence in the American LandscapeBy Martha A. StrawnThe Johns Hopkins University Press 227 pp., $39.95 Many years ago, a friend and I were returning from a movie one balmy Florida evening. As we walked past homes with tidy lawns...
Letters
Opposing Chemical Pact Isn't Isolationism"World Views Clash on Weapons Treaty" (April 15) implies that Republican opponents of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) are "isolationists." This is based on the simplistic notion that foreign policy is divided...
Listen Up
Peter Pan, by J.M. BarrieRead by Samuel WestNaxos AudioBooks $11.98 (CD $13.98) Two cassettes, 2.5 hrs., abridged The charming boy who wouldn't grow up has inspired so many storybooks, plays, and cartoons it might seem hard to take a fresh look at the...
Meeting the Most Serious Environmental Issue Solutions Could Include Energy-Efficient Technologies, Incentives for Conservation, and Reduced Energy Subsidies
It's official: The winter of 1996-97 was one of the wettest in United States history. In the last few years trends in flooding have been rewritten in many regions of the country, along with heat waves, record heat days, severe rains, and dry spells....
Peru's Opportunity Now
This decade's spread of freedom and democracy in South America has been remarkable. Peru's President Alberto Fujimori invoked the "principles of democracy" as he hailed the victors and mourned the dead in his military solution to the Lima hostage crisis....
Russia, China Aim to Redraw the Political Chessboard to Contain a Dominant US
Pentagon strategists are likely to focus this week on Moscow, where Jiang Zemin and Boris Yeltsin are meeting to map out details of an evolving Sino-Russian partnership.The two presidents have both hailed strengthening economic, political, and military...
Russia, China Find A Cause against West Feeling Left out, Two Giants Repair Ties during Chinese President's Visit This Week
Russia and China launched a rhetorical salvo here Tuesday against American dominance of the post-cold-war world, as officials said that Moscow and Beijing planned to work more closely to counterbalance Washington's global influence.Presidents Boris Yeltsin...
Shell Oil Fuels Kids' Futures
When Shell Oil Products Co. rebuilt a burned-out gas station here at the corner of Manchester and Western Avenues - one of 58 such stations damaged or gutted in the 1992 Los Angeles riots - officials decided to install more than just gasoline pumps."The...
Slashing Overseas Phone Bills You May Soon Place Calls over Internet, Even If You Don't Have a Computer
Some American entrepreneurs have discovered both a powerful new exporting tool and an unusual product to export.The product is US telephone rates - cheap phone rates, to be precise, and the tool is the Internet.Americans enjoy some of the lowest telephone...
Spin Control: Netanyahu Hits at Media Israeli Leader Now Turns on His 'Tormentors' in an Effort to Shift the Blame
The prime minister is exonerated, the predictions of his demise turn out to have been premature, and the big, bad news media have a lot of answering to do for their role in the whole ordeal.That was the outcome that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...
Strong-Arm Tactics Win Big Peru Hostages Rescued, Raid May Mark New Era of Using Force against Terror
The world's long war against terrorist hostage-taking has produced few obvious triumphs. But now there's another success arguably equal to Israel's famous 1976 rescue at Entebbe, Uganda, of hijacked air travelers: Lima, Peru.Peruvian President Alberto...
Success Means Trouble for Many Big Funds MUTUAL FUNDS
Success may be spoiling some of America's biggest mutual funds.Investors have poured $269 billion into stock mutual funds in the past 16 months, much of it into large, successful funds.Trouble is, the fund managers are struggling to find a place for...
Teens Say Science Is 'Cool'
Maybe there's hope for the next generation after all.Half of all 10- to 17-year-olds rank science at or near the top of their list of favorite subjects, according to a new survey. Science is "cool," they said, both for the subject matter and for the...
Tenure Comes under Stricter Review Multiyear Contracts Win Favor as Colleges Seek More Flexibility and Rein in Costs
As a full professor at the University of Missouri, Nicholas DiMarco was guaranteed a job for life under the tenure system. After leaving that position for a short stint in business, he returned to academia. But this time Professor DiMarco opted for more...
Thank L.A. for Proliferation of Malls
City Center to Regional Mall: Architecture, the Automobile, and Retailing in Los Angeles, 1920-1950By Richard LongstrethThe MIT Press 528 pp., $60 In his engrossing new work, Richard Longstreth shows that Los Angeles's initial accommodations to the automobile...
The News in Brief
The USResidents of Ada, Minn. - the first to flee Red River flooding - began returning home. But in Grand Forks, N. D., National Guard troops kept town lights burning by sandbagging an electrical switch station. President Clinton visited the town and...
The New World: It's More Complicated Than 'Pocahontas'
New World for All: Indians, Europeans, and the Remaking of Early AmericaBy Colin G. CallowayThe Johns Hopkins University Press 216 pp., $24.95 The scholarly treatment of native Americans has gone through distinctive cycles. Before the middle of this...
Tripping (over) the Light Fantastic
Good friends of ours embarked on a series of ballroom dancing classes prior to their marriage so they'd be able to swan around the dance floor at their wedding reception.The result was so impressive that my husband and I decided to learn how to dance....
'Volleyball Mom' Redefines N.H. Politics the Moderate from Madbury May Show How a New Democrat Governor Can Succeed in the 'Inhospitable Environment' of a Republican State
When it comes to staking out the political middle ground, President Clinton has nothing on Jeanne Shaheen. In fact, New Hampshire's new governor may offer a clearer definition of what it means to be a "New Democrat" than the president himself.So it is...
Want to Brush Up on Philosophy? It's Only an Audio Tape Away LECTURES WHILE YOU DRIVE
The audio lectures were a last minute Christmas gift for a relative. But Guy Duerbeck of New Brighton, Pa., decided to slip on his earphones and listen in before adding the holiday wrapping."The tapes were lectures on detective fiction," he says. "After...
We Can Help Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
In this world many untoward events will cross your path. You can look the other way. Or you can go to God in prayer and find Him to be of help.This may or may not necessarily mean getting directly involved in solving a particular problem. It could...
What's On
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