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 5, 1996

A Longer Arm of the Law Australia Goes after Its Nationals Who Abuse Children Abroad Series: The Child Sex Trade: Battling a Scourge. Part Five of Nine. First of Two Articles Appearing Today
For Peter Yeomans, a lanky, earnest detective in this suburb of Sydney, Australia's law against child sex tourism is a fine tool of law enforcement. "Excellent," he says in a satisfied voice, arching an eyebrow and smiling quickly.Last August, Mr. Yeomans...
Asbestos Litigation: One Judge's Story Courts Are Having to Improvise, but It Comes at a Cost
'We've settled 10 of the cases," the plaintiff's lawyer said, "so only one needs a trial."Not bad, the judge thought. In fact, very good. The 11-case docket contained nothing but asbestos litigation, each case a distressing tale of lung disorder induced...
Baghdad Brinkmanship Leaves US with Few Choices
President Clinton has drawn a line in the sand, just outside the suburbs of Baghdad. Until now, the multinational coalition that fought the Gulf war has steered clear of the Iraqi leader's stronghold.But the expansion of the no-fly zone into Saddam Hussein's...
Best-Laid 'Plans' Become 'Programs'
We now "program." We used to "plan." Those two words mark the rise of modern technology and the passing of a traditional craft. As we well know, programs are the instructions that make an electronic computer do useful and interesting work. Computer programs...
Bestselling Nonfiction
1. THE DILBERT PRINCIPLE, by Scott Adams, HarperBusiness, $20The most ineffective workers are moved to the place where they can do the least damage: management. Adams illustrates this, the Dilbert Principle, with classic Dilbert cartoons (some repeated...
Bob Dole Battles Election Clock and History
Bob Dole is running out of time.Voters go to the polls two months from today to elect the president and Congress that will lead the United States into the next century.History and circumstance don't favor Mr. Dole. The Republican challenger once again...
Bosnia's Election
Bosnia is about to occupy the world spotlight again, this time for a crucial exercise in peacemaking. On Saturday, Sept. 14, Muslims, Bosnian Croats, and Bosnian Serbs will cast their ballots for a three-member national presidency and separate Muslim-Croat...
Can Trade Buy Political Change?
The question of how to use trade as an instrument of foreign policy is being revived by a number of otherwise unrelated events.There are new reports of Chinese-Pakistani cooperation in the development of nuclear and missile technology. US law says if...
Colombia Rebels Respond to Drug War with Attacks PROTECTING COCAINE TRADE
The 30-year-old guerrilla war in Colombia may be entering a new, more violent phase. In an ominous escalation last week, 500 rebels reduced an Army base in the south of the country to rubble, killing 60 soldiers and injuring 19. A further 60 men reported...
For Young Crowd, Old Vices Become the New Fad THE LATEST IN 'COOL'
At 10 p.m. on a late-summer Friday, it's "happy hour" at McCormick & Schmick's The Fish House on Rodeo Drive here. On the patio, a thirtysomething customer wants to buy a cigar. He summons Carlos Pineiro, the food and beverage manager, whose humidor...
Girls Only?
It sounded simple enough. Start a school in an underprivileged neighborhood. Accept only girls. Emphasize subjects - math and science - in which girls have traditionally lagged behind. And teach them the leadership skills they often lack.But it's not...
Gulf War, Part 2: Iraq and US Tied Saddam's Moves Split US from Allies, Prove Access in North, but US Restricts Iraqi Jets
The military and diplomatic score is becoming clearer in the latest round of Iraq's cat-and-mouse game with the United States.Even as US forces yesterday launched a second strike of 17 cruise missiles against targets in southern Iraq, strongman Saddam...
Hamptons Crowd out New York's Solitude Seekers Popular Summer Resort Has Become the Place to Be Seen for Celebrities
As a child, Kathryn Griffin remembers the seemingly endless ride in the back of her grandmother's station wagon.It was so big, they called it "the canoe." It pulled out from Madison Avenue, rumbled through grimy boroughs, past dozens of bland, repetitive...
Hot, Young Stars Shed Light on How Galaxies Form
Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have opened a window on what may be a nursery for the formation of galaxies in the early universe. In the process, they are helping to shed some light on how galaxies are created.Using the orbiting observatory,...
In a Self-Service Age, Who Remembers the Service Economy?
At first glance these days, the express checkout line at Shaw's Supermarket in Derry, N.H., shows no sign of being staffed with a cashier or a bagger, even though shoppers are at the counter. But look again. Someone is running groceries past a laser...
In Pakistan, a Few Businesses Dare to Buck Traditional Friday Holidays
The huge steel shutters at the J.K. Brothers textile factory come down with a loud bang on a Friday afternoon. For Islamic Pakistan, the sound is unusual, because the country has observed Friday as a weekend day for two decades.But at the industrial...
In United States, Canada, New Laws Fail to Curb Demand for Child Sex Series: The Child Sex Trade: Battling a Scourge. Part Five of Nine. Second of Two Articles Appearing Today
Before 1979, it was relatively rare to find a child under age 18 in prostitution on the streets of North American cities. If they ran away from home, police could pick them up and put them in detention.But that began to change when most states and Canadian...
Israeli Leader Finally Meets Arafat after Pressure Peaks
In a press of flesh some doubted would ever take place, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held talks for the first time with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat yesterday at the Erez checkpoint between Israel and the self-ruled Gaza Strip.The mood...
Legal Immigrants Deported If They Have a Criminal Past
Returning from her mother's funeral in her native Colombia, Olga Gonzalez had no idea that the immigration check at New York's Kennedy Airport would be any different from the other times she had gone through it in the 25 years she had been a legal United...
Letters
Stop Singing the Student-Loan BluesThe opinion-page article "Student Debt - Address It Now or Pay Later," Aug. 20, presents some of the anxieties that students and parents confront in borrowing to pay for a college education. Helping students and families...
My Selective Numerical Superiority
During my schooling and beyond, I had a strange association with numbers. I loathed arithmetic, detested fractions, lost my place adding columns of figures (no calculators then), and long division was a downright annoyance.When the teacher wrote a long-division...
Our First Love Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to World Events and Daily Life
In my early teens I was a fan of Princess Grace of Monaco. If I could have had one wish, it would have been to look like her. She was so beautiful and full of grace. I got my mother to make me a dress identical to one of hers, and I wore my hair in...
Plantains for Breakfast? in London? Caribbean Chef Introduces a Taste of the Tropics to Conservative British Palates
After working for 15 years in a large London hotel, chef Brian Benjamin finally decided enough was enough.Armed with a lifetime of culinary experience and the ability to convince banks to lend him money, he decided to open his own restaurant - one that...
States Are Rushing to Curb Sex Crimes California Leads Way with Crackdown on Statutory Rape, Use of 'Chemical Castration'
Despite statistics that show a decline in rape and other violent sex crimes nationwide, a wave of preventative and punitive laws is sweeping the country to put the public at ease and sexual offenders in their place.In the vanguard of these controversial...
Strategists Debate Risks of Removing Mercurial Iraqi Leader from Power
For a man who had a military noose around his neck at the close of the Gulf war in 1991, Saddam Hussein has demonstrated a surprising knack for self preservation.The durable Iraqi dictator has outlasted his Gulf war rivals George Bush and Margaret Thatcher....
The News in Brief
THE USThe US launched a missile strike against an Iraqi radar site, officials said in Washington. The attack came hours after the Pentagon said its back-to-back bombardments of military sites had "sufficiently reduced" the risk to allied pilots enforcing...
This Week, It's Lotus: Tech Jobs Go 'Temp' Latest Computer Career: Short Stints at Many Firms
Jon Kenneth is an entrepreneur with a staff that includes some of America's most talented computer programmers - and no products for them to create.That's for other people to decide.Mr. Kenneth is part of a fast-growing industry that rents high-tech...