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 June 29, 1995

A Lake Lover Learns to Love Its Weeds
We didn't like to swim there. The waterfront at our summer cottage in northern Wisconsin was all muck, gravel, and weeds. The green stalks of the dominant plant emerged from the water like straws at attention; the submerged portions were coated with...
Antidote for Health Care Costs
IMAGINE for a moment that car insurance worked like health insurance. In addition to covering major repairs, this new system of car insurance would also cover car maintenance, such as oil changes. Consumers would no longer have an incentive to shop around...
Antitax Vote in California Sends Signal Nationwide
THE rejection by Orange County voters this week of a half-cent increase in the sales tax is being viewed as the most striking local example yet of the depth of antigovernment sentiment in the United States.By resoundingly defeating a ballot measure that...
Aristide Claims Social Walls Have Started to Fall
SWEPT to office through widespread support in 1990 - but later deposed by the military and then returned to power by the US - President Jean-Bertrand Aristide has retained a high popularity among Haitians.Though he has toned down his once-infamous "firebrand"...
As West Lets Bosnian War Escalate, Plight of Civilians Is More Poignant
IN pictures, she is pretty with long blond hair, freckles, and a big smile. In the Bosnian Ministry of Health, she is number 1,586.Sidbela Zimic was killed Sunday when she and three other young girls were struck by a shell that slammed into the public...
Business Leaders Aim to Change Wilmington's 'Office Park' Image Revitalization Program Focuses on Adding Jobs, Culture, and Livability to City
Wilmington wants to become more than an office park for Fortune 500 companies, which use Delaware's advantageous corporate-registration laws.Since May 1993, the state's largest city - modest in size, with the tallest building only 20-some stories high...
Commerce Agency Offers US Exporters One-Stop Shopping
WHAT if you planned a menu of the week's meals and had to go to a different store for each ingredient - and you don't even know which stores to look in? Companies in the United States have faced something like that scenario for years when it comes to...
Drop Greenbacks for Dollar Coins? Better Issue Suspenders
WASHINGTON bureaucrats have posted mixed results in campaigns to win America's hearts and minds. The winners: zip codes and seat belts. The losers: the metric system and the Susan B. Anthony dollar coin. Now they are resurrecting with optimism and enthusiasm...
Excess of Petit Fours Forces Beijing to Ban Bacchanal Banquets Feasts on the Public Tab Go on, Even If Foreign Journalists Demur
HERE was the official menu at a banquet for journalists at the five-star Kunming Hotel:Crab meat and fresh-fruit salad, sauteed squid and ham with pigeon slice, deep-fried cream with baked spare-ribs marinated with champagne sauce, braised seasonal vegetable...
Germans May Enter First War since 1945 but Antimilitarist Tradition Stays Strong
GERMANY'S decision to make planes and personnel available to a possible NATO-led mission in Bosnia-Herzegovina will not necessarily bring an end to the Balkan conflict.But the move could be a turning point, putting Bonn in a position to bring its diplomatic...
Grilled Pizza: A Savory Fourth-of-July Treat It Requires More Finesse Than Burgers, but It's Sure to Set off Some Taste-Bud Fireworks and Jazz Up the Barbecue Scene
Pizza may not be the epitome of patriotic food. But many will argue that it has become America's favorite food. And perhaps it's time that America signed a declaration of independence from Italy and its Old World dominance of pizza.As people toss around...
Haiti Passes an Election Test, Barely Breaking Cycle of Corruption, Dictatorships, Vote Paves Way for Presidential Elections
WORKING by candlelight around the clock under chaotic conditions, Haiti's small army of ballot counters is building a picture of democracy, vote by vote.Last Sunday's parliamentary, municipal, and local elections - the first since democracy was restored...
How Flagship Pan Am Lost Its Wings
SKYGODS: THE FALL OF PAN AMBy Robert GandtWilliam Morrow and Company, Inc326 pp., $23Soaring aloft over land and sea, the pilots of Pan American World Airways exercised as much power as the mightiest captains of sailing vessels of old; "skygods" they...
INTERACTIVITIES Children's Museums Can Be Just the Ticket for Family Vacations, a Rainy Day, or Just Plain Fun
A wealth of activities - from the "Imagination Station" and "Brain Games" to the "Sticky City" and "Bubbles" - awaits eager youngsters this summer across the country. Keeping pace with the times, children's museums offer technological delights with a...
INTERACTIVITIES Children's Museums Can Be Just the Ticket for Family Vacations, a Rainy Day, or Just Plain Fun
Children's Museum of ManhattanI am greeted by Shelli, a staff member of the Children's Museum of Manhattan, who tells me she is a grasshopper. She is wearing a bright green mask with some spastic antennae ... well, maybe she looks like a grasshopper...
INTERACTIVITIES Children's Museums Can Be Just the Ticket for Family Vacations, a Rainy Day, or Just Plain Fun
The Children's Museum of IndianapolisONE of the country's premier institutions, the Children's Museum of Indianapolis is planning a first-class summer. "Flight: Where Adventures Take Off," an extensive look at flight from butterflies to jets, opened...
INTERACTIVITIES Children's Museums Can Be Just the Ticket for Family Vacations, a Rainy Day, or Just Plain Fun
Seattle Children's MuseumTHE Children's Museum in Seattle is in the process of tripling its size to 32,000 square feet.The expansion will help accommodate a growing number of visitors, including many from out of town, such as three-year-old Shon Case...
INTERACTIVITIES Children's Museums Can Be Just the Ticket for Family Vacations, a Rainy Day, or Just Plain Fun
Please Touch MuseumThere is good and then there is exceptional. The Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia just hit exceptional with the introduction of its newest exhibition, "Sendak in Philadelphia." The Wild Thing and other creatures of artist Maurice...
INTERACTIVITIES Children's Museums Can Be Just the Ticket for Family Vacations, a Rainy Day, or Just Plain Fun
Los Angeles Children's MuseumFOR children as well as the child within, the Los Angeles Children's Museum is an absorbing educational destination for visitors to Southern California and residents alike.A boutique-sized museum in the tradition of learning-by-doing,...
Keep Base Closings Fair
HE vetoed the recisions bill, broke with liberals on a balanced-budget plan, and stood by Dr. Henry Foster.Is President Clinton in danger of losing his image as "waffle man"?His next test of political fortitude comes in the form of recommendations from...
Lab Coats Aren't Just for Guys: Changing Girls' Views of Sci-Tech
In the physics classes she teaches at the all-girls Winsor School in Boston, Ileana Jones begins each term by giving her students an unusual assignment: Sketch a picture of a scientist."Almost always they draw a male with glasses in a lab coat," Ms....
New Script for Bosnia
THE ill-defined UN mission in Bosnia is in an untenable position - a position such as the Bosnians have suffered for 38 months.Serb aggression is rising. The recent Bosnian counteroffensive is sputtering. UN forces cannot protect themselves - let alone...
Nothing like a Good Book to Restore Reading-for-Fun as an Essential Part of Campus Life, a Group of Colleges Is Promoting Lists of Important, Enjoyable Books
COLLEGE students lead notoriously busy lives.Only students who successfully budget their time between class work, extracurricular activities, and their social lives survive the rigors of the nation's top academic institutions. And even these masters...
Oil Debate in Alaska Is All in a Name by Renaming the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Oil Interests Hope to Open the Area to Drilling
WHAT'S in a name? In the case of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), a semantic debate over its moniker has broad implications for the enduring conflict between environmental preservation and oil development.To environmentalists, the 1.5 million...
OUT ON VIDEO A Weekly Update of Video Releases
Dates in parentheses indicate a full-length review of the film in the Monitor.*LITTLE WOMEN - (PG, Columbia TriStar Home Video). This third screen adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's 1868 children's classic is as gentle as it is picturesque. The story,...
Pentagon Explores Fighting the Enemy with Glue, Bad Odors
SOMETIME in the next century the tanks of a rogue dictator may be roaring forward in the invasion of a neighbor - until they they hit a patch of road slimed with super-slick oil. Suddenly, 20-ton vehicles are crashing about like behemoth bumper cars.Or...
Riptide of a Story Dazzles the Emotions
BEACH MUSICBy Pat ConroyDoubleday628 pp., $27.50'Beach Music," Pat Conroy's magnificent, long-awaited new novel (his last, "The Prince of Tides," was published in 1986), is an absolute attic of a book. It's overstuffed. Seemingly every memory, character,...
Sculpting a New Future for Atlanta from Weedy Lots to Olympic Parks, City Spruces Up for Summer Games
IN Atlanta these days, construction workers donning hard hats are as ubiquitous as businesspeople with briefcases.On a swath of land that used to house warehouses and weedy lots, they zoom in bulldozers across the red dirt, transforming it into a 21-acre...
Stark Designs by Josef Albers Propel Liberation of Color the Bauhaus-Trained Teacher-Painter Spent a Lifetime Studying the Mutability of Shapes
AT the Bauhaus in his native Germany, where Josef Albers (1888-1976) was a master teacher, he set his students to drawing letters backward and in parallel perspective with a pencil held between their toes. Why? To teach the essential lesson that "control...
Summer Reading: A Time for Fiction and Fantasy New Books Offer Imaginative Tales from the Saragossa to Your Own Back Yard
THE MANUSCRIPT FOUND IN SARAGOSSAJan Potocki.Translated by Ian Maclean Viking, 631 pp., $27.95THE ROMANTIC MOVEMENT: SEX, SHOPPING,AND THE NOVELAlain de BottonPicador, 326 pp., $23MEN IN BLACKScott SpencerAlfred A. Knopf321 pp., $23SUBURBAN GUERRILLASJoseph...
Tall Tales from an Unexpected Visitor
WHEN our family was very young, we were visited one morning between rising and breakfast by a dignified-looking old man who said he had some powder, one sprinkle of which at the foot of our pecan trees would cause all that ugly Spanish moss to fall off."Really?"...
The Democrats' Farm Team Brims with Young Idealism NEW GENERATION
THE tall, Irish-looking guy approaches with a big smile. "Hi, I'm Kevin Geary, how are ya?" he says, offering a firm handshake.Mr. Geary was elected president the day before, and he's already acting the part, working the crowd, juggling press interviews....
The Goal: One a Month
"Good reads" recommended by Brown faculty, staff, and students based on enjoyment and significance, rather than strictly scholarly meritAlbion's Seed, David Hackett FischerAll the King's Men, Robert Penn WarrenAnimal Dreams, Barbara KingsolverBecoming...
The News in Brief
The USRepublicans on the House Appropriations subcommittee took aim at the White House budget, voting to trim President Clinton's own office funds, eliminate his Council of Economic Advisers, and slash the National Security Council. Democrats charged...
To Help Cuba Most, Think beyond Castro Three Decades of Embargo and Isolation Haven't Ousted the Dictator; It's Time to Look to the Future
THIRTY-FIVE years have passed since the United States imposed its embargo on Cuba. Five years have gone by since the Soviet Union halted its multibillion-dollar subsidies to Cuba. What's left of the Cuban economy is in shambles, along with most of the...
Weary Russians, Rebels Finally Deal Victory at Hand in Chechnya, Moscow May Bend on Republic's Status - for Now
IF, as now seems likely, Russian and Chechen officials agree on a peace treaty in talks that resumed yesterday, it will hardly differ from a deal they nearly reached six months and several thousand lives ago: a cease-fire, rebel disarmament, Russian...