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 August 17, 1995

An August Quandary: Return to Work or Play On
OUTSIDE our office windows these days, the August sun fills the city with dazzling light. Neighborhood children splash gleefully in a nearby fountain. Tourists rumble through historic neighborhoods in open-air trolleys, and even locals stroll through...
And Now for Some Meaningful Hearings Leave Whitewater to the Prosecutor; Let Congress Investigate Its Own Ties to Monied Interests
IS it just me, or are you also bored to tears with the third and fourth set of Whitewater hearings that the Congress has held during the past two years?It has cost $25 million in taxpayer dollars to determine, so far, that the president and Mrs. Clinton...
An Ordinary Dad's Extraordinary Secret Identity
MY dad was a mild-mannered reporter with a small metropolitan newspaper. His friends knew him as Corky, but to me he was Superman. He stood 6 feet 2 inches tall, was lanky, and had a shy demeanor. His fedora sat slightly tilted on his head; conservative,...
At What Cost Comparisons of Designer and Mass-Market Clothes Help Consumers Navigate Subtleties beyond Just the Bottom Line
FOUR-BUTTON BLAZERAvailable at Emporio Armani Boutiques nationwide.Fabric: Rust and white glen plaid (100 percent wool), made in Italy.Lining: Fully lined.Seams: Machine-stitched, good detail.Buttons: Faux horn.Description: An elegant four-button coat,...
Canada Steps Up Anti-Smoking Measures Teen Smoking Has Skyrocked North of the Border and Clinton's Moves Are Being Watched with Interest
CANADA has a reputation as one of the toughest antismoking nations on earth. But Kent Anoni couldn't care less.Leaning back in his seat in the fast-food gallery of a downtown Toronto mall, smoke curling from a cigarette in his left hand, Mr. Anoni struggles...
Citadel's Female Cadet
AT last. Shannon Faulkner is a cadet at South Carolina's state-supported, formerly all-male Citadel. It hasn't been an easy first week: She spent several days in the school infirmary after training in 100 degree temperatures.But then nothing about Ms....
Dvorak Keyboard Layout Makes Comeback 60 Years Later Computer Age Is Catapulting a Speedier Typing Method to Compete with Mainstream 'QWERTY'
DO you know why typing seems awkward and slow, even after you've left the hunt-and-peck method behind?The answer is "QWERTY."For the uninitiated, the name comes from the six letters that begin the top left row of today's standard keyboard. Unfortunately,...
End of War Brings Future without Empire as Indonesia Celebrates 50 Years of Freedom, Its Former Colonial Master Confronts Its Past
INDONESIA reaches a landmark today - 50 years of independence. But on the other side of the world, its former colonial power, the Netherlands, is engaged in a massive soul-searching exercise.The media are finally revealing atrocities committed in Indonesia...
How Many Trees Grow in Brooklyn? Ask Census Takers
The City of New York is trying to count its trees before they are all gone. Several incidents of "arborcide" this year have spurred on hundreds of volunteers and Parks Department workers to start walking the city's 33,278 blocks, clipboards in hand,...
Hurricane Forecasting Remains Cloudy
ON a muggy August afternoon, a P-3 Orion lifts off the runway at Opa Locka airport just north of Miami. Its destination: hurricane Felix, now pounding the Eastern seaboard.Beyond the immediate task of keeping tabs on the churning storm, the plane and...
In Support of the Arts, Culture
Proponents of the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities are raising alarm over the prospect of the United States abandoning its support of cultural institutions. Viewed from any objective perspective, that is a sad...
Los Angeles Tours: As Much Rubble as Tinsel Sightseeing in City of Stars Now Includes the Unglamorous - Homes Destroyed by Natural Disasters
The drive through the loping Santa Monica Mountains is breathtaking. The sky is silky and cloudless, the view round the curves cut into the rock is of scruffy pines anchored in loose soil.Around the bend, signs of civilization reemerge. Shops and homes...
NATO Plays a Quiet Role in Balkan Arms Buildup
ALREADY riven by ethnic warfare, the Balkans are bulking up on arms, causing concern among some experts.Independent analyses done by experts in Washington, Berlin, and London show that Greece and Turkey - historic enemies although nominal NATO allies...
No Spare Change for the Woman on the Corner
Waiting for the light to change as I walked through downtown Minneapolis to my gym, I saw her out of the corner of my eye: a frail woman, about 80 years old, bundled in a hat and raincoat. She was leaning against a building, a dollar bill clutched in...
Ovitz's Rise Signals Shift in Global Entertainment REVOLUTION IN PLANET HOLLYWOOD
THE declaration at Potsdam. The disintegration of the Soviet Union. The departure of Hollywood uberagent Michael Ovitz from the Creative Arts Agency.Of course it's an exaggeration: We are talking about the entertainment industry, after all, where hyperbole...
Philippines' Flip-Flop of Rules Leaves Foreign Firms Wary
THE disqualification of the bid by Consolidated Electric Power Asia Ltd. to build the Philippines' first natural-gas-driven power plant has generated concern among foreign investors as to the stability of the country's investment rules.In May, CEPA,...
Presidential Rest & Relaxation: Mission Improbable
CALVIN COOLIDGE used to wear white kid gloves while fishing. Lyndon Baines Johnson enjoyed goading reporters into chasing pigs. Richard Nixon would spend a beautiful Florida day inside, discussing Laos - then stroll the beach wearing a business suit...
Record Labels Rediscover the Blues Spurred by Eric Clapton's Hit CD, Old Ballads, New Shuffles, and Entire Collections Are Filling Store Shelves
BLUES music has been important in America for most of the 20th century, but it seems to have only lately become big business. Last year, "From the Cradle," Eric Clapton's tribute to the music of Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, and others, was the first...
Removing Illusions Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to World Events and Daily Life
THE workmen had just finished removing wallpaper, retexturing and painting our bathroom. That evening, however, when my husband examined the work, he noticed that in the upper-right-hand corner the paint on one wall looked streaked. He asked me to...
Rivalries Rob East Europe of Bright Future Ethnic Fights Keep the Region from Establishing a Democratic Tradition Series: EUROPE'S TRIBES
TRANSYLVANIA'S mountainous terrain conjures a range of feelings, from awe at its natural beauty to foreboding at its untamed appearance.The region's mysterious qualities provided the backdrop to one of the greatest horror stories ever written, "Dracula."...
Robust Roles for the Tried-and-True Tomato the Fruit (or Vegetable?) Is All the Rage Sun-Dried, and It Never Goes out of Style in Soups and Sauces
The history of tomatoes has all the color and sex appeal of a character in a Judith Krantz novel: Found in South America; sent off to Europe; denounced as a poison; hailed as an aphrodisiac; and banned from Boston (and the rest of the United States)...
The Hobby That Changed Dad's Perspective
One thing you could say about my dad - he stood on his hands. A lot.While I was growing up, we thought nothing of seeing him leap up from watching TV, nimbly toss his feet in the air, and walk around the living room on his palms. The most any of us would...
The Prize in the Mideast
YITZHAK RABIN and Yasser Arafat now have begun a third mortgage payment on their Nobel Prizes.The first payment came when they began to bargain seriously about settling their 47-year-old hot and cold wars over land for Palestine and peace for Israel.The...
Uncle Sam Primed and Ready for Felix
WHEN hurricane Andrew ripped through south Florida in 1992, the federal government waited until the Sunshine State's governor asked for help before sending in supplies and disaster experts.There is now a gale of a difference in the government's response.Even...
War's End Gave Asia a Future without Empire When Japanese Aggression and Western Colonialism Faded, the Way Was Paved for Civil Rights Movements Worldwide
AS the great moral and ethical debate continues about dropping the atomic bomb, it is too easy to forget the other vital changes that 1945 brought for East Asia and the world as a whole.Japanese imperialism was crushed, its ideas discredited, and its...
What Makes Jazz Swing? an Expert's Advice on How to Listen
WHAT TO LISTEN FOR IN JAZZBy Barry KernfeldYale University Press247 pp., $40(CD included)'What to Listen For in Jazz" echoes composer Aaron Copland's classic, "What to Listen for in Music." Try a more active kind of listening, "whether you listen to...
With Nifty Tricks like These, Police Don't Need Batman Exploding Dye Packs, Bait Money, and Beepers Help Police Make Sure That, for Three-Quarters of Florida's Robbers, Crime Doesn't Pay
IF today is like any other weekday, someone will walk into a South Florida bank and leave with about $2,000 of someone else's money. Bank robbers in the Southern District of Florida, the federal jurisdiction that stretches from Key West to Vero Beach,...
Would Ito's Departure Throw O.J. Trial into Waste Bin?
AND now the latest chapter in the trial that never ends.That Judge Lance Ito will excuse himself from testimony in the O.J. Simpson trial involving his wife, a police captain in Los Angeles, is an appropriate step, legal experts say.Whether it signals...