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 December 26, 1996

A Model of Perfection in Her Restaurants, or Entertaining at Home, Barbara Smith Has the Touch
Most restaurants would come to a brief stop when Barbara Smith walked in. At the restaurant that bears her name, the sun-filled, bustling space keeps humming right along. And Ms. Smith, with equal parts warmth, charm, and pure professionalism, wouldn't...
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An Angel's Touch Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to World Events and Daily Life
I have felt it. And you can too. But just what are angels, and how can we feel their presence? The woman who established this newspaper, Mary Baker Eddy, wrote of angels as "God's thoughts passing to man; spiritual intuitions, pure and perfect; the...
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An English Major without the Sonnet
Last spring Georgetown University found itself embroiled in controversy when its English department dropped a "Great Authors" requirement for majors. The Great Authors - at Georgetown and, indeed, at most institutions of higher learning - were usually...
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As Winds of War Whirl, Golan Residents Dig in ON THE ISRAEL-SYRIA LINE
There are rumblings that war is more likely in this region than it has been in many years, but to ask local residents, it is a time to sow their seeds and put their family roots deeper into the Golan.At Kibbutz Afik, the mood was festive as members decked...
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Balkan War Criminals May Face Arresting Force
A new US proposal to create a special police force to arrest indicted war criminals at large in the former Yugoslavia could be welcome news for the Bosnian peace process.The continued liberty of war criminals has seriously damaged the integrity of the...
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Continuity in 1997
There is one basic story in journalism and it has two parts: how things change and do not change. A higher premium is put on on the former, change, than on the latter, continuity. This can lead to hype or to imagining change where there is none, and...
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Critics Take Aim at the Effect of Hip Commercials on Kids ALCOHOL ADS Series: Absolut Ads Are Known for Their Creative and Themed Displays. One Teenager Pastes the Vodka Ads across Her Bedroom Walls and Collects Empty Bottles
By almost any Madison Avenue standard, the commercial is a success. The jingle, "Tap the Rockies," is so catchy the six television viewers here are singing along. They know the words. They know the product - Coors Lite beer. The only problem is that...
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Design of Europe's Banknotes Panned as 'Funny Money'
The proposed banknote design of Europe's single currency, the euro, has done more to unite the Continent than many policy decisions in recent past. From London to Athens, the cry is: "Yuck!"While there are those who like the design, and others who don't...
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For Bogota Mayor, Funny Business Isn't Just Clowning Around
Outside an ambulance in downtown Bogota, thousands of young Colombians line up to receive their "vaccination against violence." Inside, Alvaro, a teenager, paints the face of an enemy on a balloon and bursts it, pins a wish on a "tree of desires," and...
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Guatemala's 'Adios' to War the US and the International Community Still Face Many Challenges
As Guatemala prepares to ring in its first happy new year since 1954, many Guatemalans are torn between hope and skepticism. Hope that a negotiated end to several decades of civil war will open up space to build a new society. Skepticism because the...
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'Henry VI' Runs out of Breath in NY Shakespeare Marathon Although Well-Crafted, the Production Lacks Inventiveness
The long-running Shakespeare Marathon, presented by the New York Shakespeare Festival, is gliding toward its conclusion next summer, when it will have presented fully staged productions of every tragedy, comedy, history, and romance that the Bard ever...
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In China, Power Becomes Diffused as Deng Era Fades New Leaders Share Control; Provinces Gain
Forecasting the future of the world's most populous nation has long had its perils among China watchers. But on one point a consensus is emerging: Power in China is undergoing a sea change.With supreme leader Deng Xiaoping virtually off the political...
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In Germany, Labor Traditions Hard to Change
It seems like a tiny issue. Sick-pay benefits account for about 1.5 percent of a typical company's labor costs in Germany. Yet even on small issues like this, the battle to make German industry more competitive in world markets has hit speed bumps.Facing...
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Jasper Johns Short-Circuits Popular Perception Works by This Giant of 20th-Century Art Introduce New Ways of Seeing
'I personally would like to keep the painting in a state of 'shunning statement,' " Jasper Johns has said of his work, "so that the experience of it is variable."In "Jasper Johns: A Retrospective" at the Museum of Modern Art, this giant of 20th-century...
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Latest Trend in Suburban Malls: Child Poverty
In the gleaming grocery stores of suburbia, shoppers with Gucci purses are lining up behind families with food stamps. Around the corner from sprawling malls and modern public schools, many parents are quietly struggling to provide food and clothes for...
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One-on-One over a Basketball Card
Children create worlds small enough for them to feel very big in. I recall, when I was 9, having spent virtually the entire summer in a front-yard sycamore. I had subdivided my branchy realm into distinct subregions and sensed that I was in command of...
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Pentagon Rethinks Global Strategy in Era of Austerity, Quick Response
Before the fall of the Soviet Union, the Pentagon's worst land war scenario was a Red Army thrust into the heart of Western Europe. Since then, the US military has seen its toughest potential conventional challenge as the outbreak of two wars at almost...
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Preserving the Cracker Barrel Vermont Takes Pride in Rich Mercantile History in Era of Warehouse Shopping
Name a store in your neighborhood where you can get bread, trout flies, shotgun shells, snow shovels, boots, nails of all sizes, gasoline, your dry cleaning, some stamps, directions to the Interstate, and a homemade pie.For most Vermonters, that's a...
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Russians Head to Alaska to Shop 'Til They Drop Onetime Colony Is a Land of Discounts and Deals
When Luydmilla Ismailova was on her way home from California to eastern Russia, she made good use of a two-day stopover in Anchorage, Alaska.In the terminal awaiting the Alaska Airlines flight to Khabarovsk and Petropavlosk, she rhapsodized about the...
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Scientists Zero in on Gap in Climate Research
Sulfurous ocean gases condensing into tiny aerosol particles over the Southern Pacific may seem far removed from the halls of government power. But they have a direct bearing on multibillion-dollar decisions that governments are considering as they try...
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Ski Tips and Tumbles in Golden Winter Sunshine
We took care of Ash and Ingrid's Ski Shop in Sumpter, Colo., for part of that winter, and Ash gave us a good deal on used skis, boots, and poles.My sister, Cheryl, skied down the hill as I carried my gear out to attempt to ski. She asked, "Do you need...
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Suspect No. 41 Explains Role during Mass Slaughter
Three years ago, Froduald Karamira cruised this city in a Mercedes, cut deals in New York, and helped lead the hard-line faction of one of Rwanda's main political parties.Now he sits behind an orange iron door, cross-legged and straight-backed on a striped...
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The Strength and Pitfalls of Religious Conviction in Our Pluralistic Society, Tension Persists between Tolerance and a Strongly Held Denominational View
With God on Our Side:The Rise of the Religious Right in AmericaBy William Martin Broadway Books 417 pp., $27.50 Behind the Stained Glass Window: Money Dynamics in the Church By John and Sylvia Ronsvalle Baker Books 384 pp., $24.99 Removing Anti-Judaism...
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Two Years after Genocide, Rwanda Gets Day in Court Trying 'Ordinary' Killers, Such as a Hutu Farmer, Could Take Decades
Innocent Nsengiyumva is an ordinary killer by Rwandan standards.A farmer in his mid-20s, he joined a hillside mob hunting Tutsis in the spring of 1994, and then followed Rwanda's former leaders to Zaire. He returned along with an avalanche of Hutu refugees...
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Watch for Expiration of Frequent-Flier Miles American Airlines 1993 Miles Run out Soon
Frequent fliers on American Airlines who haven't been paying attention to their monthly statements lately may get a bit of a surprise come January.That's because the airline will erase any miles earned in 1993 at the stroke of midnight on Dec. 31. Happy...
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What's on TV Highlights for the Week of Dec. 29-Jan. 3. All Times Are Eastern; Check Local Listings
PICK OF THE WEEKCronkite RemembersThursday, 10 p.m. (Discovery) SUNDAY - 12/29 NFL Playoffs (12:30-4 p.m.): First-round action that commenced Saturday continues with Indianpolis facing Pittsburgh in a battle of AFC wild-card teams on NBC, followed by...
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Which Parental Rights?
'Parental rights" has at least two meanings in recent headlines - (a) visitation rights and (b) rights to control upbringing.The first meaning applies in last week's parental-rights ruling by the United States Supreme Court. It is hard to disagree -...
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Women at the Top
In 1982 Juanita Kreps, a former secretary of commerce and vice president emeritus of Duke University, spoke at a dinner hosted by Catalyst, a nonprofit women's research group based in New York.At the dinner Dr. Kreps made a prediction: "A decade from...
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