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 18, 1995

Bradley Leaves Big Hole in Senate for Democrats
LIFE just got harder for Democrats in the Senate.The decision by Sen. Bill Bradley (D) of New Jersey not to seek reelection in 1996 signals more than the retirement of another Democrat from Congress's upper chamber.It means the departure of one of the...
Chet (the Jet) Walker Played with Wilt Chamberlain on the Champion '76Ers; Today He's an Emmy Winner and Author
PEERING out from beneath a Yankee baseball cap, Chet Walker, a retired National Basketball Association star, says he does not conform to preconceptions some hold about movie producers."When they say it's not normal for a professional athlete to become...
Clinton's New Activism
IN Baltimore on Aug. 8, President Clinton unveiled requirements for federal contractors to disclose their chemical emissions. In Charlotte, N. C., on Aug. 9, he signaled action to curb teenage smoking. On Aug. 10, he announced that action in the form...
Colombia Calls State of Emergency as Drug Probe Approaches President His Campaign Manager Arrested for Allegedly Accepting Cartel Money
COLOMBIA'S drug scandal moved one step closer to President Ernesto Samper Pizano this week. Former Defense Minister Fernando Botero Zea was arrested Tuesday under suspicion that he received money from drug lords while head of President Samper's campaign...
Dollar Shows Its Bullish Side CURRENCY VALUES
THE US dollar is enjoying a reversal of its bad fortune.The greenback is no longer the laughing-stock currency that nobody wants to own. Instead, the dollar has risen about 21 percent against the yen and 9 percent against the mark since mid-April.This...
Evidence Indicates Bosnia Massacre Eyewitness Report Supports Charges by US of Killings
AN on-the-spot investigation by The Christian Science Monitor has uncovered strong evidence that a massacre of Bosnian Muslim prisoners took place last month.A Monitor reporter, traveling without the permission of rebel Bosnian Serbs, looked into charges...
Family Alleges Moscow Plot against American
RELATIVES of an American relief worker who disappeared in Chechnya last April accused Russian officials yesterday of setting him up to be killed by Muslim Chechen rebels.Fred Cuny's son, Craig, and his brother, Chris, said they believed Mr. Cuny had...
Felix Rains on the Parade of Seacoast Development
HURRICANE Felix, the Colin Powell of ocean storms, continued to keep America guessing yesterday as it whirled in place 160 miles off the Atlantic Coast.Although the storm seems to be weakening, residents here on North Carolina's Outer Banks have been...
Foo Fighters Hurl into Harsh Grunge Sound the Front Man of Foo Fighters and Nirvana's Former Drummer Uses His Hair to Maximum Effect as He Wails on His Guitar., AMY MOSKOWITZ
It's a sure sign that you are about to witness a cutting-edge band when the scalpers are smiling. Last-minute tickets for Sunday's "Foo Fighters" show were fetching up to $50 apiece, and business outside the midtown New York concert hall, the Academy,...
Grandma's Lovely Looking Glass, A Mirror to the Past
HE moving men heaved the old oak dresser into my living room, thumped it against a wall, and unwrapped quilts from its tall, imposing mirror. I breathed a sigh of relief to see the beveled, carved-frame looking glass completely smooth and unmarred. It...
Grateful Dead Merchandise Rising in Value
It isn't the Grateful Dead's music that is likely to become collectible now that Jerry Garcia, the band's leader, is gone, say experts on the group and its memorabilia.It is the bits and pieces of the band - ticket stubs, posters, paintings of (and by)...
'Hoop Dreams' Star Finds There's Life after Basketball William Gates Promotes Film's Message, and Still Aims at NBA
AS he practiced for hours on the cracking asphalt of Chicago's public courts, William Gates dreamed of having thousands of fans come to watch him play pro basketball. Now he stands in the doorway of Northeastern University's gymnasium here as the people...
It's No Time to Breathe Easy about Saddam
PRESIDENT Saddam Hussein of Iraq, piloting his rickety regime, has been switching the seat belt sign on and off. It could be a very rough flight - even a crash - for all concerned, including the United States.Saddam had demanded removal by Aug. 31 of...
Mobile Robots Bring Electronic Touch to Living, Working
THE mobile robots are coming. Their advance is so slow that it isn't setting off alarm bells. Nevertheless, here and there, mobile, intelligent machines are making breakthroughs in the lab and even occasionally in the marketplace."One of the fantasies...
Newt, the Pro-Environment Zookeeper 'Property Rights' Citizens Groups Find 'Old Republicans' Tougher Than Democrats
MY aunt, who's never had much interest in politics, is a land-rights activist. The federal government drove her to it. Bureaucrats hounded her for months, insisting that her small plot is a wetland "protected" under federal law, and demanding that she...
No Excuses
The eastern Bosnian killing field confirmed in detail on Page 1 by Monitor correspondent David Rohde prompts several reactions.Outrage is obviously the first. But outrage best honors the victims of this latest atrocity if it demands - that leaders outside...
On Spelling Bees and Book-Learning Basics
The same radio that brings me the morning temperature "right now" also told me at the same time that the basics will be returned to the California public school system. I got the idea they plan to do this right now, but I think we should be patient enough...
Panama's Strike Squelched, but Resentment Lingers
THE attempt of President Ernesto Perez Balladares to open one of the most protected economies in Central America to international competition seems to have succeeded. But the political cost may be great.While the Legislative Assembly debated legislation...
Prayer: Going Shopping, or Taking Inventory? Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to World Events and Daily Life
WHEN I've reached out to God in prayer, I've often felt as though I had a grocery list of things that I needed His help with. Recently, as I started praying, however, I saw a fresh way to find healing solutions to complex problems. I thought, "Don't...
Presidential Candidates Stack Deck in Iowa Vote
IF you're planning a vacation to Iowa this weekend, keep your eye on the corn. It may be the only thing that's native.Republicans by the busload are descending on Iowa for tomorrow's straw poll, a kind of practice primary for presidential contenders....
Racist Remarks Color Image of LAPD's Thin Blue Line
RELATIONS between police and minority communities in Los Angeles have long been egg-shell fragile.Now they are threatening to break down again as racial remarks made by one officer reverberate across the city.The airing of boasts by retired Detective...
Russia's Tough 'Colin Powell' Flirts with Bid for Kremlin
TEN months before presidential elections, Russians are already wondering aloud whether a bluff, gruff general will soon become a Russian De Gaulle - the strong, nationalist leader of postwar France - or a Russian Pinochet - the longtime military dictator...
Seniors Pioneer a New Sports Frontier Older Athletes Smash Records by the Score as Competitions Flourish
ALTHOUGH the athletic performance "envelope" expands incrementally in many realms of sport, that's clearly not the situation in senior competitions, where dramatic improvements continue to be made.Take Harry Polites, for example. In May at the United...
The Simpson Fray
The latest blowup in the O.J. Simpson murder trial was also the biggest. It brought the possibility of a mistrial one step closer. It could, legal experts say, influence the jury's decision more than any evidence presented so far.At issue was Judge Lance...
Tobacco Sham: Industry Argues Ads Are Innocent
THE Clinton administration is out to put constraints on the advertising of cigarettes. The tobacco industry is protesting that it is unconstitutional and unnecessary. Unconstitutional because of the First Amendment; unnecessary because the advertisements...
Turning Up the Volume on 'Gangsta Rap' Debate
IT was an odd alliance from the start: An angry black civil rights leader and an indignant white conservative thinker.Yet C. DeLores Tucker and William Bennett appear to be making inroads with their war on "gangsta rap," the violent, rhyming beat of...
Women Tap on Global Glass Ceilings Spurned by Pols in US, Quotas Are Helping Women Advance Worldwide, Especially in Nordic Countries
WORDS like "quotas" and "preferential hiring" strike terror in the hearts of American politicians these days. But elsewhere in the world, these accouterments of affirmative action have helped create significant new opportunities for women, according...