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 9, 1995

A Democratic Effort to Remake Welfare in Massachusetts, the Legislature Has Radically Reformed the System - but Still Kept a Safety Net
ON Feb. 10 Republican Gov. William Weld signed a sweeping reform of the Massachusetts welfare system. The Commonwealth is now waiting for federal approval to implement it. Below, Sen. Theresa Murray of Plymouth, Mass., one of the architects of the plan,...
An Unexpected Showstopper Series: LENS AND LIGHT. `Lens and Light' Is a Series Showcasing the Work of Monitor Staff Photographers. Part of a Series
H! I can remember - or fancy I can remember - crying like that! The abandon of it! A blatant, face-creasing, cavern-mouthed bawl. A no-holds- barred, rip-roaring cataclysm of a cry. "COMFORT ME! C-O-M-F-O-R-T M-E NOW!" Yes, I was a crybaby and I loved...
A Senator's Conscience
THE angry talk about stripping Sen. Mark Hatfield of his powerful appropriations chairmanship for being the lone Republican holdout against the balanced-budget amendment is likely to remain talk.Senators prize their freedom of action, and to punish one...
A World Drug Capital Struggles to Get a Life Home to Cocaine Cartel, Colombia's Cali Tries to Be Normal City
WITH her broad smile, light clothing, and easy manner, Adelinda Wailis appears as tropical and carefree as the first impression given by the city she calls home.But the unemployed young mother's sunny demeanor clouds over as she describes the dark side...
Barings Failure Bares Isolationism's Flaws
THE American capital quivers to a drum-roll of small-town isolationism. This is crazy! The nations of the world are more closely tied, at more levels, than ever before. Americans need a government that can safeguard our interests at home and abroad as...
Buck Dive: Not a Total Bellyflop
TAKESHI KASAI, a student from suburban Tokyo walks down Fifth Avenue loaded with shopping bags from Burberrys, the Gap, and Levi Strauss. Told the Japanese yen is stronger, he smiles.Yes, he agrees, it could make New York shopping even cheaper. But,...
Cali Cartel Shows Drug Fight Isn't Over
HE cocaine cartel in Cali symbolizes the slide backward that the war on illegal narcotics has suffered in recent years, say drug-enforcement officials.In the late 1980s, Pablo Escobar's cartel in Medellin ruled the cocaine roost. Then, at US urging -...
Children and TV - Making the Time Spent Worthwhile
OVER the years, television has earned its share of unflattering nicknames: one-eyed monster, boob tube, electronic baby sitter, mindless entertainment.But whatever the label, TV plays a role that experts and even some industry executives now consider...
Finding the Way to `Fix' Welfare Is Not So Simple Being Good Social Engineers Is a Challenge for Both the Republicans and the Democrats
IDEALLY, young teens should not have babies. Babies should be born into a nurturing, two-parent household. Able-bodied people - except, perhaps, those with preschoolers at home - should work. And fathers, even single ones, should play a central role...
Germany: From Labor Stew to Currency Cauldron
No sooner does German industry take care of a labor dispute than it confronts a currency crisis.The recent volatility in world currency markets is presenting German industry with a new threat to its global competitiveness. Over the last week, the German...
Grass-Roots Movement
THE practice of primitive Christianity was, and is, a grass-roots movement of ordinary people doing remarkable things through the healing power of prayer. Christ Jesus, the founder of Christianity, was a carpenter. His first disciples were fishermen....
Heading Home to the Office? Some Tips from the Pros:
* Research zoning laws and business permits before you embark.* Assess your design needs. How many hours a day will you spend in your home office? Will clients or delivery people be coming in and out? Will you need a separate entrance? How private does...
In an Outsider's State, Hatfield Plays the Role
WHEN US Sen. Mark Hatfield (R) of Oregon voted against the balanced-budget amendment, he set the political outrage meters jumping among many fellow Republicans.Senate GOP whip Trent Lott of Mississippi accused him of "arrogance." Senator Robert Smith...
In Home Studios, Artists Turn High-Tech No More Inspired Than Rembrandt's Paintbrush, Computers, Nevertheless, Are Useful Tools
When artist Richard Lewis decided to "go digital" last month, he packed away his palette, his brushes, and his oils. In their place, he put a brand-new, high-speed computer.Not all artists are quite so bold, but an increasing number of them are moving...
More States Allow People to Pack Guns So Mr. Noble Is Doing It
NEXT time somebody tries to break into Dewey Noble's delivery truck, they'll get a .38 caliber surprise.That's what Mr. Noble said late last month as he arrived at the El Paso County Courthouse here to pick up an application for a concealed-weapons permit.Under...
More Trouble from Saddam?
IRAQ has been on the back burner for a while. Its various problems are expected to heat up, even boil over, again this spring, with messy results. Iraq's strongman, President Saddam Hussein, may soon be flexing his muscles once more.The United States-led...
No Time for Panic
AMERICANS have been waking up every morning this week, it seems, to reports of the dollar at a new postwar low against the Japanese yen and remaining weak against the deutsche mark.And every day a new explanation for the drop seems to come to the fore....
OUT ON VIDEO A Weekly Update of Video Releases. Dates in Paratheses Indicate a Previous Review in the Monitor
* THE LION KING - (G, Walt Disney Home Video). A young lion flees his past, then returns to confront it in this tableau of the African plains. The animation surpasses Disney's usual high standards with effects borrowed from photography: The "camera" ...
Pork Tries for a Lean, Mean Comeback Delicately Sweet in Flavor, the `Other White Meat' Isn't Married to Applesauce
DOGS may get top billing as man's best friend, but maybe it's time we considered the pig. Porkers may be a little slow at fetching your newspaper and slippers, but when it comes to putting food on the table, they don't just bring home the bacon, they...
Reevaluating the `Invasion' of Yanks in Wartime Britain
THE conventional wisdom regarding the great migration of 3 million American troops (and a few civilian auxiliaries) into wartime Britain derives from the British sneer that the Yanks were "overpaid, overfed, oversexed - and over here."That class-ridden...
Saddam and Sanctions
EVERY two months the United Nations Security Council reviews the question of economic sanctions against Iraq. Some council members, notably France and Russia, have begun to argue that Saddam Hussein's government has sufficiently complied with UN demands...
Search and Seizure Laws - Not Mere `Technicalities' `Good-Faith Exceptions' Are Neither Exceptional nor in Good Faith
NEWT GINGRICH'S push for a "good-faith exception" to the Fourth Amendment in police arrests and searches is a bad idea. The proposed "exception" offered by the House Speaker will not reduce the crime rate. Why? Because it is already uncommon for such...
Serious Fight over `Frivolous' Lawsuits
IN the debate over legal reform on Capitol Hill this week, the two sides are as sharply split as prosecution and defense in an important and complex trial.Proponents warn that an explosion of litigation and predatory lawyers threatens economic competitiveness.Opponents...
Smart Office Design for At-Home Workers for In-House Workplaces, Think Function First, Style Second
WHEN Gayle Reynolds went looking for a new home, she had one feature in mind: space for an office.As an interior designer, Ms. Reynolds needed room for her expanding business. Her family relocated within Lexington, Mass., and now Reynolds and her assistant...
Son Now Beats Perdue Drumstick Frank Perdue Passes the Marketing Mantle to His Son, Jim, Who Is Taking over at Perdue Farms, America's Third-Biggest Poultry Producer
IT takes a tough man to follow in the footsteps of a famous father.During a recent cab ride in Boston, Jim Perdue began talking about the poultry business with the driver. The cabbie, unaware of whom he was talking to, mentioned that he ate Perdue chickens...
Soothed by a Long Sybaritic Soak
IT was the third week of below-freezing-without-a-break temperatures. Ice in the alley was inches thick. Late on a Saturday night, and there wasn't even dessert to tame my cabin fever. I craved something indulgent. What could I find in this old house...
The News in Brief
The World</P><P>The US dollar regained ground in European trading, as interest-rate increases in France, Denmark, and Belgium helped it rebound against the German mark and Japanese yen. US Federal Reserve chairman Greenspan called the...
Two-Step Commuters Dispel `Robe and Slipper' Myth Telecommuters and Entrepreneurs Lend Credibility to the Alternative Work Style
AS more and more people choose to work from home - either telecommuting, working via fax and modem for someone else, or running their own home-based businesses - they often find themselves combatting surprising myths and stereotypes. Author Anne Lamott,...
Unlike Chechens, the Tatars May Get Rights without War CRIMEA'S FORGOTTEN MINORITY
`I SPENT only 15 years in prison," says Mustafa Djemilev, sitting back in his chair.The former Soviet dissident talks about doing time in a Soviet gulag as if it were all simply in the course of things, but he's come a long way since Stalin exiled Mr....
Women's Day Brings out the Oink in Russian Men
A STRONG smell of burned buckwheat porridge hung over Russia yesterday morning, as a nation with male chauvinist pigs celebrated International Women's Day by cooking breakfast for their womenfolk.That lame gesture, supplemented by a bouquet of carnations,...