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 October 26, 1995

A Lesson in How the World Lives Tens of Thousands of Schoolchildren in Denver Toured a Life-Size Exhibit of Dwellings from around the Globe
THIS week's lesson for more than 20,000 Denver-area schoolchildren is international economics.Two hangars at the defunct Stapleton International Airport, which closed in May when Denver International Airport opened, have been converted into a Global...
Arafat Woos Americans as Congress Stays Cool in Interview, Palestinian Leader Says He Finds Doors Opening in US
LONG shunned as an international political pariah, Yasser Arafat has suddenly gained notice where it counts: from a still skeptical but more receptive American public.Over the past several days, the leader of what could be the next Mideast state made...
At the Top and Bottom of the World in Photos Photographer Galen Rowell Takes on the Planet's Remotest, Harshest Environments
POLES APART: PARALLEL VISIONS OF THE ARCTIC AND ANTARCTICBy Galen RowellUniversity of California Press$39.95Rudolf the reindeer lives at the North Pole. After that, distinctions between the top of the world and the bottom are less explicit.The most...
Award-Winning Apple Pie, Chocolate Pecan Pie, and Peppery Sweet-Potato Pie
AWARD-WINNING APPLE PIEPASTRY:2 cups unbleached flour1 teaspoon salt2/3 cup Crisco shortening4 tablespoons ice waterCombine flour and salt. Cut in shortening with pasty blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add water, mix with fork, and form...
Building a Child's Allegiance to Live Dance - One Ballet at a Time the Boston Ballet Comes Up with a Winning Formula
BRING the kids. That seems to be the message of many arts groups these days, as the "graying of audiences" makes the cultivation of the next generation of dance- and music-lovers ever more important.In the past, a number of dance companies and symphony...
Captain Cook or God Lono? Anthropology's Stormy Seas
HOW 'NATIVES' THINK: ABOUT CAPTAIN COOK, FOR EXAMPLEMarshall SahlinsUniversity of Chicago Press$24.95UNCLE! Half way through anthropologist Marshall Sahlins's argument that the explorer Captain James Cook was received by the Hawaiians as a god, nonspecialist...
Cool Canadians Heat Up over Cuts 'Newt of the North' Chops Ontario's 'Gravy Train' Social Spending
TAKING a page out of the Republican congressional playbook, Ontario Premier Michael Harris is whacking away at North America's most comprehensive social safety net - and sparking near-riots among normally placid Canadians.Mr. Harris, whose Progressive...
CRASH COURSE in Modern Masters the Public Continues to Be Perplexed by Modern Art; a Backward Glance at Forces Producing It May Help
When 200 realist painters protested outside New York's Whitney Museum of American Art recently, the event underlined both a reversal in museum policy toward contemporary art and continued public perplexity.Forty-five years ago, it was abstract painters,...
Czechs Keep Check on Ex-Communists
CZECH lawmakers are not quite ready to forgive and forget their former Communist oppressors.They extended the country's so-called lustration (screening) law last week, which bars former Communist officials, members of the party-sponsored People's Militia,...
Gleanings from the Fruitful Soil of Midwest Life
WRITING FROM THE CENTERBy Scott Russell SandersIndiana University Press, 196 pp., $20'How can one live a meaningful, gathered life in a world that seems broken and scattered?" asks Scott Russell Sanders in the preface to "Writing From the Center," his...
History of Modern Art
It's fashionable to view the evolution of modern art as a line unrolling toward greater abstraction, culminating in Minimalism. Here are the main schools of modern art, which are mostly after-the-fact groupings based on artists' similar aims and styles.1....
Homemade Pie: Too Good to Wait until Thanksgiving
Easy as pie. Whoever first said that obviously had some extra time on her hands. Still, every year, autumn's apples and crisp air beckon even the busiest people to retreat to the kitchen, fire up the oven, and make like Martha Stewart.Half the appeal...
India's Stock Markets Plan to Kick the Paper Habit Investors Still Need Handwritten Certificates to Buy or Sell Stocks
INDIA'S stock markets, among the largest in the developing world, may be on their way out of the Stone Age - more accurately the paper age - and in to the electronics age. Regulators have tackled two major obstacles.One is the delay in selling or purchasing...
Injustice in Illinois
THOSE still ruminating about O.J. Simpson might wish to consider the case of Rolando Cruz in Illinois. Mr. Cruz has spent 12 years in prison for allegedly kidnapping, raping, and murdering a 10-year-old girl - a crime he says he did not commit.Several...
Intellectual Rights Alien Experience to Chinese
TO STEAL A BOOK IS AN ELEGANT OFFEN SEXX:INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW IN CHINESE CIVILIZATIONBy William P. AlfordStanford University Press222 pp.,$35Intellectual property has been the subject of recent sticky negotiations between the United States and the...
Japan's Media Avoid Showing Race of US Rape Suspects the Press May Not Want to Inflame Public Anger over the Rape of Aschoolgirl Allegedly by Three Black US Soldiers in Okinawa
THE three men who may be responsible for a public rage that could force changes in the US-Japan security alliance, are oddly faceless.The two US marines and the Navy seaman accused of abducting and raping a 12-year-old Okinawan girl on Sept. 4 are familiar...
Marginal No More: Lives from the 17th Century Scholarly History Tells of Three Women Who Transformed Themselves on Their Own Terms
WOMEN ON THE MARGINS: THREE SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY LIVESBy Natalie Zemon DavisHarvard University Press360 pp., $24.95Like one of the 17th-century women whose stories she tells, Natalie Zemon Davis is fascinated by metamorphoses: dramatic transformations...
Mideast Mishaps
TO Yasser Arafat, whose forces had to retreat from Palestine and Lebanon all the way to Tunisia, retreat from New York's Philharmonic Hall may disappear into the footnotes of a tumultuous career. But New York Mayor Giuliani's snub, asking Arafat to leave...
OUT ON VIDEO A Weekly Update of Video Releases
Dates in parentheses indicate a full-length review of the film in the Monitor.*FRENCH KISS - This Hollywood romance, directed by Lawrence Kasdan, runs mostly on autopilot. Meg Ryan stars as Kate, a woman whose fiance, attending a medical convention in...
Perot Party Leaps the First of 49 Hurdles for '96 Race
FOR three weeks, they canvassed malls, beaches, and swapmeets across the state. They made phone calls, put inserts in newspapers and stuffed mailboxes with flyers, urging voters to join in.Now organizers for Ross Perot's "United We Stand, America" say...
Political Endgame on the Hill Courteous Congress? Not When Debating a Budget Bill
IT must have sounded like a fraternity party. Members were shouting and arguing to the point where the police checked in to make sure everything was all right.The scene wasn't a college campus, but the office of Rep. Tom DeLay (R) of Texas one recent...
Political Endgame on the Hill despite Dwindling Numbers, Rural Lawmakers Carry Budget-Battle Clout
TO some, it's a treeless swath of Montana range. To others, a dairy farm in the Pennsylvania hills or a field of Kansas wheat. But in a nation bursting with suburbs and office parks, rural America is too often seen as little more than a pretty snapshot.Behind...
Pragmatism Wins out in Pakistan Arms Deal Some Say Sale Threatens Global Arms Balance
FOR lawmakers, it was a textbook dilemma: whether to respond to the grievances of a longtime cold war ally on the basis of principle or pragmatism.In the end, it was pragmatism that won out as Congress opted this week to release nearly $400 million worth...
Roots of Ex-US Slaves Still Run Deep in Liberia in 1822, 5,000 Freed American Slaves Sailed Back to Africa and Settled in Liberia. They Created Africa's First Republic. but Relations with Indigenous Blacks Haven't Been Easy
STEPPING into Monrovia is like setting foot in a bootlegged copy of Americana.The city itself is named after the fifth American president, James Monroe. The national anthem hails the country's "Lone Star Banner" - a red, white, and blue Liberian flag...
Science and Health and Practical Christianity
A VISIT to the neighborhood bookstore or a look at the bestseller lists confirms that the public has a continuing interest in books that give insights into the role of spirituality in daily life. If we look into them, one thing may be surprising. While...
Sunny Sales at Sunglass Hut Put a Glow on Its Stock Price
STOCK of Sunglass Hut International has been so hot, you might want to put on a pair of shades just to check it out.The international chain's stock has appreciated 365 percent since June 1993, when it went public at $20 a share.The company, based in...
Teachers Test New Ideas in Free Market
GREG GENAL represents a new breed of entrepreneurial educator. After working 25 years as a teacher and administrator in public schools, Mr. Genal started his own company and became a freelance teacher."I wasn't satisfied in the public sector," Genal...
Ten Names Worth Knowing
* Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) French painter called "the father of all of us" by modern painters. Retreated from Paris to home in Aix-en-Provence where he concentrated on underlying geometric structure of nature. His work, designed to appeal to both mind...
The Environmental Front
A YEAR-LONG assault on federal environmental policy is nearing a climax. Bills to slash EPA funding, roll back regulatory oversight, and open public resources to private exploitation are on the verge of final action. And the presidential veto pen is...
The Middle East Food Alarm
IN the Middle East, where agriculture is being sacrificed daily on the altar of economic progress, food insecurity could pit nation against nation.Worldwide, 1 billion people lack sufficient food to meet energy and protein requirements for a productive,...
The News in Brief
The USThe Senate took up debate on the budget bill yesterday that Speaker Gingrich has called "one of the great cheerful gambles of modern times." Republicans went into 11th-hour closed-door negotiations yesterday to assure passage by swaying moderates...
Ties to US Have Revolved around Ships, Rubber, Radio
IF this nation settled by freed American slaves is the most American-like of African states, then the Firestone Rubber Plantation here must be something close to Tara.Like Margaret Mitchell's fictional Southern plantation, Firestone has been plundered...
Unpaid Family Care - Time to Treat It as Economic Reality
FOR more than a year, a billboard in the Midwestern city where I grew up has carried an unusual message for men. "Tell her what happened at the office today," a headline urges, followed by the subhead, "A public service for wives."To illustrate the point,...
US Policy toward Haiti Ducks Three Major Issues Should Aristide Run Again? Should Aid Be Tied to Economic Reform? Should UN Troops Stay On?
PERHAPS more than for any other country in the world, US policy has consequences for Haiti. It was the United States government, one year ago, that engineered President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's return after three years of exile. Washington's decisions...
When 'Big River' Can't Run Series: LENS AND LIGHT. 'Lens and Light' Is a Series Showcasing the Work of Monitor Staff Photographers. Part of a Series
It starts with water and stone. A gravel bed high up some cool, clear stream where life begins for salmon. Eggs become swimmers, and soon the young smolts - noting the taste of their home waters so they can find them later - head downriver for the Pacific,...