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 September 15, 1995

18 Nominees Chosen for National Women's Hall of Fame
EIGHTEEN women, including Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science, have been elected to the National Women's Hall of Fame.Nancy Woodhull, the Hall of Fame president, announced that the women chosen this year will be inducted into the organization...
A Little Coach with Lots of Love
The basketball arced, hit the garage door, wobbled toward the hoop, and fell with a thud to the concrete. "Way to go, Kathy!" cheered my five-year-old friend Colin. "You got real close that time." He retrieved the ball and graciously gave me another...
Archaic Air-Traffic Control Causes Costly Flight Delays Contractors Have Fallen Years Behind on Complex Computer Software
BREAKDOWNS in the nation's archaic air-traffic-control system are prompting concern throughout the industry as they threaten to delay flights, cost airlines and passengers millions of dollars, and jeopardize safety until a new system comes on line in...
Artist Sweeps Harlem's Hallways, Lifts Spirits Bramwell Hopes to Transform Attitudes, Living Spaces
IT'S a hot, oppressive morning, and people are moving slowly. Michael Bramwell is the exception. Dressed in a janitor's uniform and wearing a mask to muffle the stench from piles of trash baking in the sun, he strides into an apartment building in Harlem...
As Beijing Closes, Women in Italy Find They Work Longest Hours
MERCEDES, a nursery school teacher in Rome, says sometimes her husband helps her with the housework. He puts the dishes in the dishwasher.Sometimes, but not always, she specifies. "He doesn't help me too much, because he works very hard, so he's tired,"...
Chile's Chances as the Next NAFTA Candidate the Country Has Unfinished Business on Three Important Fronts, but Its Economic Successes Have Been Spectacular
IN late September, Congress will vote on giving President Clinton "fast track" authority to negotiate Chile's admission to NAFTA. Washington sees the issue largely in domestic terms, but the decision should not be taken without a clear understanding...
Cleveland Indians End Four-Decade Drought A Cloudburst of Resources Has Buoyed One of the Most Beleaguered Teams in Baseball to the Top of the Major Leagues
AFTER 22 years of futilely beating on his paint-chipped drum in the bleachers, Cleveland Indians baseball fan John Adams finally has a reason to be upbeat. "This team finds a way to win," he crows. "This is a championship team," he says of the club with...
Editorial Letters
Christian Coalition CritiqueThe front-page article "The Kingdom and the Clout of the Christian Coalition," Sept. 8, carefully steered clear of the alarming characteristics of this growing movement.While the group has softened its rhetoric in order to...
Fighting Inflation Does Have a Cost
'IT's time to file a missing persons report on inflation - it's nowhere to be found." That imagery was used by Ron Schreibman, vice president, National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors in response to the news Tuesday that wholesale prices fell...
Freeze Frames the Monitor Movie Guide
SEPTEMBER 15, 1995Movies containing violence (V), sexual situations (S), nudity (N), and profanity (P) are noted. Ratings and comments by the panel (blue stars) reflect the views of at least three Monitor staffers. Look for more guidance in our full...
Hong Kong Tastes Democracy before the Dragon Bites
THE candidate trots down the dank concrete corridor pausing every few yards to shake hands through the metal gratings that guard each door. There are 16 stories in this apartment building, so he has to move quickly."Hello, I'm Yeung Sum, your legislative...
How Love and Grandma Kept a Toy from Fading
Just who first provided my nephew John with that stuffed-animal kitten remains unclear to me. Little John must have been no more than two or three years old - old enough to speak, if a little indistinctly.It was clear to us all that the kitten's name...
How This Little Piggy Finally Found Its Way Home
This lovely morning is cool at Friendship Back River after a light shower that dampened the thwarts but didn't wet anything. In the quiet air a chain saw over Goose River way lacks the usual snarl, and we presume some neighbor is limbing-out before the...
Lesson from a Piano
WHEN I was fifteen, my mother gave me a copy of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy. My mother wrote an inscription inside, adding a quotation from the book itself that has...
Liberal Policy Tool or Key to Equal Justice for Poor? LEGAL SERVICES CORP
SUPPORTERS say that it provides thousands of battered women and destitute older Americans with legal assistance they couldn't otherwise afford.The Christian Coalition says it misuses taxpayer's money by helping women get divorced and pushing a liberal...
Life Isn't Humdrum for Upbeat Indians Fan
JOHN ADAMS rounds the corner of the left-field bleachers, walks quickly to the very top, and settles into his seat. He sets his bass drum down on the seat next to him, takes up his mallets, and begins to beat it with gusto.He's been beating his drum...
NATO Airstrikes Press Serbs, but Bombs Could Backfire
A HIGH-stakes gamble by the Clinton administration to use both airstrikes and diplomacy in Bosnia is paying off for now.American-led NATO airstrikes and a joint offensive by Bosnian Muslim and Croat forces have put the Bosnian Serbs under tremendous...
Palestinian Exodus from Libya Poses Threat to Peace
THE 44 Palestinian refugees wait next to bundles of clothing and furniture at this bleak crossing on the edge of the Sinai desert, trapped between the growing impatience of the Arab world and a Palestinian entity unable to help them.When Palestinian...
Political Will, Not US Aid, Fosters Foreign Development
IN response to years of criticism of the United States foreign-aid program, Congress has significantly reduced the budget for development assistance. It is also considering a bill to abolish the US Agency for International Development (AID). In an era...
Signs of Northeast Drought: Pricey Pumpkins, Salty Water
IT got so dry in Mill Creek, W.Va., a couple weeks ago, they closed the schools for a day to save the water. When students came back, they had to cut their water use in half. School lunches are now served on paper plates to eliminate dishwashing. The...
Spreading the Surveillance Net Abroad, CIA Plans to Increase Covert Action
DERRING-DO in the US spy business has developed a bad reputation in recent years. The excesses of the Iran-contra affair, plus unsavory aspects of CIA involvement in Central America, have made top government officials leery of covert actions intended...
Spreading the Surveillance Net at Home, the FBI Wants Greater Access to Records
LET'S say you are a prominent Irish-American who is phoned by a member of the entourage of Gerry Adams, leader of the political wing of the Irish Republican Army, who is visiting Washington this week, and you are invited to a reception.Under a bill pending...
Tackling Terrorism
IN its search for those responsible for a wave of terrorist bombings, the government of French President Jacques Chirac has reacted swiftly and decisively. It has deployed national riot squads, police, and Army troops, all in an attempt to reassure an...
The Myth of Biased Exams
AT the core of the affirmative-action debate is whether merit standards traditionally used by universities and companies are racially biased against blacks and other minorities. According to Richard Seymour of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights,...
The News in Brief
The USSenator Dole hoped to finish the welfare debate yesterday. But several issues persisted. They included: whether the federal government should reward states for lowering out-of-wedlock births while not increasing abortions. Critics of the plan say...
US Urges Two-Track Road to Irish Peace
DESPITE high-level prodding by the Clinton administration, parties to the conflict in Northern Ireland remain at odds over how to translate a year-long cease-fire into serious peace talks.The latest nudge was administered this week by Vice President...
Weekend Fall TV Series: Fal TV. Part 2
SATURDAYS and Sundays usually offer a wide assortment of TV entertainment, and this season is no exception. Here is a rundown of prime-time weekend shows debuting on the networks. Weekday prime-time shows were reviewed in yesterday's Monitor. (All times...
West Tries to Mollify Russia, Angry over Bombing in Bosnia Moscow's Anxiety over the Airstrikes Could Stall NATO's Expansion Plans
FOR NATO, its airstrikes against the Bosnian Serbs are a big boost. For Russia, the bombings against their ethnic "brethren" confirm a deep anxiety held over from the cold war: NATO is not their friend.The thundering air raids over Bosnia have thus put...
What 'Soft Money' Can Buy Packwood's Diaries Expose the Price of Legislative Favors
WHAT lies behind us is only the first phase of the Bob Packwood scandal, mainly involving personal misconduct with women. Ahead of us, as the diaries and massive documentation are studied, lies a deeper and more pervasive second phase involving legislative...
What We Print
IT'S September. The world has left the beach and gotten serious again. Without being portentous, we'd like to borrow a moment of your time to explain how and why the op-ed articles on this and the preceding two pages are selected.We do so because new...