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 May 31, 1996

A Week of Peace Meant Just for Mother
One week of solitude! I had dreamed about this ever since the first of my seven children entered my life - a long time ago.This was going to be solitude at its best. Jogging along the beach and plenty of swimming would get my body into shape; some good...
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Confidence Runs Mile-High for the New Team in Town Some Credit Canadian Skaters, Some Point to Coach, but All Denver Expects Stanley Cup for Avalanche
In the land of rodeos and Broncos, they are suddenly learning to appreciate a good body check and how to pronounce French-Canadian surnames.Feeding Denver's newfound passion for ice hockey is a sense that the Mile-High City may be on the cusp of bringing...
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Czech Voters to Refit Free-Market Engine
As Czechs head to the polls today and tomorrow for the third time since the collapse of communism here, many are ready for their leader to shift priorities from gung-ho capitalist shock therapy to shoring up their nation's social safety net.This doesn't...
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Despite Losses, A Big Bonus for Top Brass FRUIT OF THE LOOM
Soaring executive pay at American corporations is defended as an incentive to jazz up company performance.But what happens when the company falls flat? At Fruit of the Loom Inc., the board simply whittled down the yardstick for management performance...
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Fallout Shelter Provides Cold-War History Lesson
To give his students a feel for the cold war, Hartford Public High School teacher Robert Abate is taking them on a short field trip:to the long-neglected fallout shelter in the school's basement.There, red emergency phones, gas masks, charts for tracking...
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Freeze Frames
Freeze Frames: The Monitor Movie GuideHere are the week's reviews of both the latest releases and current films, rated according to the key below ("o" for forget it). The capsule reviews are by Monitor film critic David Sterritt; the one liners from...
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Immigration versus Our Grandchildren
Unless there's a dramatic change in Washington's attitude toward legal immigration, a half century from now our nation will have to confront the daunting challenges of providing for a population that is at least twice as large as it is today.The population...
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Letters
Sierra Club: Conservationists Or Radical Preservationists?If the author of the opinion-page article "Will the Real Sierra Club Please Stand Up?" May 24, truly believes his own statistics and assumptions about our nation's forests, then he shouldn't have...
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Live Radio and News at the Click of a Mouse MONITOR GOES ON-LINE
After a decade on radio and nearly nine decades in newsprint, The Christian Science Monitor is expanding its reach to cyberspace.Starting yesterday, the contents of this newspaper and Monitor Radio broadcasts became available on the graphical part of...
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Many Waters Too Dirty for a Dip This Summer Pollution from Agricultural Runoff, Land Development
From New England to the Gulf Coast to Puget Sound, Americans count on their abundant water systems as sources of sustenance and recreation. Especially in the summer, these beaches, rivers, and lakes are places for rejuvenation. They are also reminders...
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MONTEREY PENINSULA This Area of Rugged Beauty and Startling Contrasts Is a Brooder's Paradise
Because there are four exotic-sounding California coastlines beginning with M (Mendecino, Monterey, Montecito, Malibu), the following father-daughter exchange heard recently here is forgivable:"How do I remember which rocky, romantic coastline is Monterey?"...
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Of Cats and Bee Colonies and Keeping Both Content
Grandfather took my little hand in his calloused grasp and led me down through the grass to his apiary in the apple orchard, where he was to satisfy my ambition to help him "take off" some honey.I was 8 and now big enough to go by myself on the choo-choo...
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Out on Video
Dates in parentheses indicate a full review of the film in the Monitor.THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT - This film poses a legitimate political question: Could a widower president of the United States go out on a date - in an election year? The answer, of course,...
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Russian Immigrants Find a Voice in Israel's New Parliament
Azar and Sabina Pekar, a Russian immigrant couple who arrived in Israel in 1990, felt empowered as they went to the polls in Israel's first direct elections Wednesday.But even in their wildest dreams they did not anticipate that Natan Sharansky's predominantly...
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Sports Calendar
May 31-June 2US Women's Open golf championshipSweden's Annika Sorenstam was catapulted into superstardom with last year's Open victory. Though a top contender, she is not the hottest golfer at Southern Pines, N.C., this week. Australian rookie Karrie...
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Stand -- for All Our Children
While many Americans will be traveling to celebrate school graduations this weekend, hundreds of thousands of others will gather in Washington for another, more sober commencement. The "Stand for Children" these concerned Americans will be taking could...
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Stand for Children Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to World Events and Daily Life
The responsible care of children has two vital sides. One is to provide an intelligent, nurturing environment for their free development. The other is to keep them safe from abuse and exploitation.Worldwide attention will be given to both these responsibilities...
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Stock Market Bears Are on the March
Maurice Larrain and Maureen Allyn could be described as stock market party poopers.Both economists forecast a tumble in share prices. Mr. Larrain, proprietor of International Capital Management Corp. in New York, foresees a 20 percent drop in prices...
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Support the Team Act
A little-noticed battle raging in the Senate around the minimum-wage/gas-tax package speaks volumes about labor unions' apparent inability to adapt to the modern era. At issue is whether employees in nonunion shops should have the right to discuss production...
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The Dragon-Slaying Business Isn't What It Used to Be
'Twister" and "Mission: Impossible" blew into multiplexes just before Memorial Day, when the summer blockbuster season traditionally blasts off, and "The Rock" and "Independence Day" are poised to knock our socks the rest of the way off. Sandwiched...
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The 'New' Bob Dole: Same Speech, a Bit More Bite
After Bob Dole's dramatic resignation from the US Senate two weeks ago, pundits hailed the emergence of a "new Bob," a man who had shed his lawmaking burdens and now stood ready to revitalize his flagging presidential campaign.But the man who appeared...
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The News in Brief
THE USThe US Air Force announced three commanders in Germany were relieved of duty as a result of an investigation of the plane crash in Croatia that killed Commerce Secretary Ron Brown and 34 others. The brigadier general and two colonels were responsible...
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This Wascally Wabbit Won't Work in China - Yet US 'TOONS ZAPPED
Bugs Bunny was slated for his Chinese debut tomorrow, headlining television programming for International Children's Day.So, what's up, Doc?Plenty. That wascally wabbit and his new Chinese language cartoon show have been yanked from the schedule, victims...
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Too Many Rushed Judgments on Navy Leader's Suicide
Three weeks before he committed suicide, Adm. Jeremy Boorda talked of suicide.On April 24, at the annual meeting of the Naval Institute in Annapolis, of which he was president, he talked of a "laundry list"of problems that the Navy was rooting out and...
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Virginia Primary Shows GOP Split on Social Issues
After speaking at a soggy campaign event in this oceanside town, Sen. John Warner (R) of Virginia sits in an aide's Ford Explorer discussing his reelection bid. Suddenly, he grabs the aide by the shoulder, and points down a nearby sidewalk. "Blue shirt!"...
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Washington Should Be Wary of Russia's Oil Monopoly Gazprom Boss Seeks Loans for Pipeline to West
Beware of Russians bearing gifts - especially in the form of gigantic "win-win" deals. In this case, we are talking of Rem Vyakhirev, who recently made the rounds in Washington. He is an old friend and protege of Russian Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin...
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Washington-Tel Aviv Relations Turn Awkward Corner after Israeli Vote
Voters of the country most ardently supported abroad by the White House may have handed President Clinton a major foreign policy setback.Even if conservative Likud candidate Binyamin Netanyahu, who stands to be the next prime minister of Israel at this...
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West Looks Down on Mandela for Befriending 'Pariah' States Foreign Investment at Risk over S. African Chief's Loyalty to Cuba, Libya
Loyalty to one's friends is an honorable thing; it normally wins respect and admiration. For Nelson Mandela, it is creating problems.South Africa's first black president is a gentleman who remembers favors, particularly those rendered by countries that...
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Worth Noting on TV
SUNDAYKids These Days (Lifetime, 10:30-11 a.m.): Featuring the stories of real families, this new parenting show focuses on everyday issues for children ages 6 to 12: sibling rivalry, best friends, cleaning rooms, and doing homework. Hosted by Dana Fleming,...
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