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 11, 1995

A Fastidious Feline Fancies Bach to Bathe By
Sounding more like a fishwife than the nightingale of the south, the mockingbird's early-morning scolding signaled Big Red's arrival. When I opened the back door, the bird flew to a low branch of the holly tree in the courtyard, as Big Red made his escape...
A Haven for Foreigners May Say 'Go Home' SWISS RESENTMENT
THE tired, poor, and huddled masses of the world soon may find that Switzerland is pulling in its welcome mat.Switzerland is considering legislation that would turn a cold shoulder toward immigrants - legal or illegal - whether they are seeking economic...
A Strolling Storyteller Spins Tales for Schoolmates
'Here comes the little kid who tells stories while she's walking," said one boy at Doran Elementary School in Glendale, Calif., to another."That's my sister," admitted my brother, David, ashamedly.In 1927, after my family moved from Westwood in Los Angeles...
At Your Local Gas Pump Soon: Caspian Sea Oil A World-Class Oil Field Will Open to Western Consumers after a Decision to Pipe Crude through Russia, Georgia, and Maybe Turkey
FROM the Middle Ages, Persians, Arabs, and Turks sent caravans to fetch the oil that puddled the ground and torch-lit the night around the Caspian port of Baku, the world's first oil town.Now the vast reserves under the Caspian Sea and its shores contain...
Book World Gets Together Annual Frankfurt Fair Offers Spot for Deals
THE 47th annual Frankfurt Book Fair opens today amid signs that traditional publishers, the black-type-on-white-paper crowd, have made peace with the CD-ROM."New Pages, New Ages," the poster for this year's fair boldly proclaims.But books are still the...
China's Expatriate Tycoons out for No.1
LORDS OF THE RIM: THE INVISIBLE EMPIRE OF THE OVERSEAS CHINESEBy Sterling SeagraveG.P. Putnam's Sons, 354 pp., $27.50NO one makes a better read than the rich and famous.That's why Sterling Seagrave, author of studies on the Marcos family of the Philippines...
Coping with New Sabotage Threat Railroads, Particularly Difficult to Police, Reexamine Security
One lesson from this week's sabotage of a passenger train in the Arizona desert is sobering: It shows how vulnerable US infrastructure can be to attack.While security experts say that railroads, with their endless ribbons of remote track and low traffic...
For Chinese Women's Ears Only A 'Secret' Language of Sisterhood Nears Extinction
Yang Huangyi closes her eyes, keeps time by tapping her foot on the dirt floor of her son's home in rural Heyun, China, and starts to sing in the Nushu, an ancient poetic dialect.Her chant is an emotional one: She sings a medley of fragments from the...
Give NAFTA Some Time
WELCOME to the club of disappointed world leaders! Ernesto Zedillo and Bill Clinton are only the latest heads of government to learn what Helmut Kohl, John Major, several French premiers, and others have discovered: International economic integration...
In Campaign '96, Weld Is a Hot Commodity
AS far as political calculations go, this one can be done easily on the back of an envelope. But with the pivotal New England primaries at stake, there are a few permutations to consider.Massachusetts Gov. William Weld, the most influential Republican...
In US Courts, Truth Often Gets Left in the Dust
THE television cameras have gone dark, and Judge Lance Ito's courtroom returns to the non-celebrity workaday world of robbery, larceny, and assault. The high-priced defenders, the public prosecutors, and the expert witnesses are preparing, perhaps with...
Mexico City Girds Loins for Quakes
IN the wake of the powerful earthquake that jolted Mexico's Pacific Coast Oct. 9, Mexicans are again edgy about the stability of their footing.They have reason for concern: This quake, registering a magnitude of 7.5 to 7.6, is the second in less than...
Native Son Clinton Betwixt Little Rock and a Hard Place President Slipping in South, Vital to '96 Win
JOHN HERZOG voted for Bill Clinton in 1992, but don't expect any razorback roars from him for the state's most famous favorite son now."It's a popular thing to dislike Clinton here," says the computer professional.Joe Andrews, a security guard, is even...
Students Weigh O.J. Case in Class Fascination with the Trial Was Turned into Lessons on Race, Justice, DNA Evidence
When former football great O.J. Simpson went on trial for murder more than a year ago, Arash Ghassemi, the 17-year-old center of the El Camino Real High School football team, thought the African-American athlete was innocent.Today, despite the verdict,...
Talk Pioneers Resist Ambush Ploy
Talk TV has always raised eyebrows, but it once won kudos for its social contributions. In 1967, Phil Donahue broke into daytime television, shattering the prevailing norm that targeted women as homemakers in need of recipes and housecleaning tips. As...
Talk Television Goes on Trial the Case of One Talk-Show Guest Who Murdered Another Spotlights Issue of Manipulation in This Popular Genre
ON a cold March morning, a young Michigan man named Jonathan Schmitz left home and bought a 12-gauge shotgun. He then drove to the trailer of a homosexual acquaintance named Scott Amedure and, police say, shot and killed him. Then Mr. Schmitz drove to...
Teamsters Union Shows Its Clout in Auto Strike Deal
STEERING their rumbling rigs back onto highways yesterday, thousands of Teamsters ended a strike of the nation's biggest vehicle hauler and eased their stranglehold on the economically vital sale of new autos.The return to work came after Teamsters Union...
The Church-State Balance
THE separation of church and state is a fixture in the American political landscape. It often looms into view on the Supreme Court docket, or in the legislative realm, where religious conservatives agitate for some form of school-prayer amendment to...
The News in Brief
The USFBI agents continued to look for evidence that would point them toward those responsible for sabotaging the Amtrak train that derailed Monday in Arizona. One person was killed and 83 were injured when four of the train's cars plunged off a 30-foot-high...
West Bucks Ninth Court District, Wants to Ride Free of 'Liberal' Politics
COURTS - especially federal courts - are supposed to be above politics. At least that's the ideal.But a move to create a new United States Court of Appeals for the Northwest and Alaska reflects an ideological fracturing of the West over such matters...
What Makes Life Worth Living?
IF you've ever asked yourself what makes life worth living, you can be assured that you're not alone. Even the most worthwhile of human activities don't fully and permanently satisfy a heart yearning for meaning in life. And if we feel that all reasons...
Why Quebec's Heartland Will Tell 'English' Canada: Vive la Difference! Ardent French-Speakers Say They Want Respect for Their Culture as They Prepare to Vote 'Oui' for Sovereignty
LIKE his French-speaking father and grandfather before him, Gaston LaPointe is striving to make ends meet on his small farm in a region that is the passionate heart of Quebec nationalism.Standing in gray 7 a.m. light near a barn full of hungry Holstein...
Why US Scholars Dominate - So Far NOBEL PRIZES
FOR nearly a century, the Nobel Prizes have honored the human spirit and intellect, setting the pattern for similar awards in fields from religion to mathematics.In that time the US has won most of the awards in economics, chemistry, physics, and medicine....
Will Quebeckers Say 'Yes'?
AS Americans watch the challenges to the unity of states in Russia and the former Yugoslavia, the possible break-up of a major state looms on their own frontier. On Oct. 30, the voters of the province of Quebec will consider again whether to separate...
With End of Its Civil War Lebanon's Economy Rustles
THERE is a big hole in the middle of Beirut where the business district used to be. Gone are the bomb-damaged ancient souks, art-deco cinemas, and nightclubs that made the Lebanese capital the Middle East's most glamorous playground and vibrant financial...
World's Politicians Grope for Ways to Cut Safety Net
THE United States is not alone as it gropes for the narrow passage between continuing high demands for social services and enormous pressures to cut federal spending.As the world's finance leaders meet in Washington this week for the joint annual meeting...