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 September 26, 1996

A Businessman's Budget for the Pentagon Calling for Citizens to Join in the Performance Review
I am not a military expert. But, as a businessman and a citizen, I know when common sense is being violated. Current levels of military spending violate common sense. Consider the new defense authorization bill: It gives the Pentagon more than $256 billion...
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A Chinese Child's Gesture Transforms a Stranger
The first Chinese word I learned while teaching English in China was waiguolao, foreigner. This word was gleefully shouted at me on the street, at the market, even in my English classroom. By my third year in China, I had accepted being a waiguolao....
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Afghan Refugees Transform an Old Silk-Road Stop Some 200,000 Have Fled Years of Fighting and Found Welcome Shelter. but They Long for Home
For centuries the Pakistani city of Peshawar, which guards the approach to the Khyber Pass, has served as the great southern market for Central Asia, a favorite halt for heavily laden caravans making their way along the old Silk Road.In the tea shops...
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After the Olympic Games, Some Athletes Strike Pay Dirt Others, However, Quietly Fade into the Woodwork
When the flame was snuffed out at Atlanta's Centennial Olympics on Aug. 4, thousands of athletes faced the proverbial post-Olympic question: What now?For some with previous competitive commitments in sports like track and field and tennis, the near-term...
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A Little Formality Adds a Civil Tone to the Casual '90S
Anyone who has ever sputtered silently at the sight of fellow diners wearing body-baring T-shirts and baseball caps in a good restaurant might take heart from a new policy being adopted by various hotels in Britain. Tired of complaints from a growing...
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Asian Vegetable Xenophobia: A Myth Dismissed
The scene is all too familiar to an Asian-cooking teacher: A shopper is at the market, picks up a mysterious vegetable, looks at it - then puts it back.Rosa Lo San Ross has come to the rescue of such vegetable-xenophobia. As a kind of culinary tour guide,...
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Bonn: Hello High-Tech, Bye-Bye Bureaucrats
It would be hard to overemphasize how important the German government has been to Bonn. In the 47 years that the government has been here, it has changed from a politically insignificant, sleepy college town to one of the foremost cities in the world.As...
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Books as Guides to Identity and Compassion Children's Heroines Come in All Sizes and Shapes, from All Walks of Life
PICTURE BOOKSA BEDTIME STORYBy Mem Fox Illustrated by Elivia Savadier Mondo, unpaged $13.95, Ages 4-8 SAVING SWEETNESS By Diane Stanley Illustrated by G. Brian Karas Putnam, unpaged, $15.95 Ages 4-8 LILLY'S PURPLE PLASTIC PURSE Written and illustrated...
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California Grapples with Growing Income Gap the State's Widening Divide between Rich and Poor Outpaces the Nation's
It's been hailed as "Siliwood" - the synergetic mix of Silcon Valley and Hollywood. The rise of this California high-tech job machine is heralded as marking the end of eight hard years of recession. The state now has a hefty budget surplus and boasts...
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Cheerleader Wannabe Is Secure on Saturday Night Live Squad
When Cheri Oteri was a cheerleader in high school, she had no team spirit. Now it's a case of having too much.That's the premise of one of the most popular skits on Saturday Night Live and one that has helped catapult Ms. Oteri's career.Since her first...
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Coca Czar Protests US War on Drugs GROWERS' RIGHTS
If the cold war is over, nobody has told Bolivian union leader Evo Morales.Mr. Morales, Bolivia's coca czar who has led five growers' unions since 1994, calls US efforts to eradicate the leaf "Yankee imperialism" and ends most rallies with his war cry:...
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Dawning of a New Dave to Lure Back Viewers from Rival Jay Leno, Letterman Goes Commercial-Free for a Night
"Expect the unexpected," a publicity slogan promised, when David Letterman began as "Late Night" television host on NBC nearly 15 years ago. Appearing in the wee hours of the morning, the comedian pioneered a wacky humor that transformed television comedy."David...
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Detroit Alliance Works to Counter 'Dr. Death'
Here in the city where Jack Kevorkian has become notorious for assisting people who want to commit suicide, a coalition of health-care organizations has mounted a counteroffensive: a 24-hour hot line to prevent assisted suicide and abortion.Callers are...
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Few Welcome Mats out for Bosnia's Refugees
The Bosnian landscape is dotted with villages like this one - a flock of devastated homes, some flattened by artillery, the rest gutted by explosions and fire, their remaining walls perforated by heavy machine-gun fire. There is no electricity, heat,...
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Fire Kites in the Skies of Burma
It was the Day of the Kites, a day that belonged to the people of the mountains in Eastern Burma. I did not then know their myths or meanings, but we, a scraggle of American Missionary children from the nearby boarding school at Taunggyi (DOWN-jee),...
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For Award-Winning Author, the Story Comes First
Karen Cushman burst onto the children's-literature scene in 1994 with her first novel, "Catherine, Called Birdy," which won a Newbery Honor Award.The next year, Ms. Cushman's second novel, "The Midwife's Apprentice," won the coveted Newbery Medal. Her...
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Garrison Keillor's 'Lake Wobegon' Creates Cozy Community on Air THE ART OF STORYTELLING
Fans of Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" are tuning their radios in preparation for this Saturday's live season premiere, which honors the 100th birthday of fellow Minnesota writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. It's been 22 years since Mr. Keillor...
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God Is There for You Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to World Events and Daily Life
Sometimes we go through periods when we feel stretched to the limit. For example, a friend of mine who runs her own business unexpectedly found that her mother and father needed a great deal of attention and care. Then, while she was trying to handle...
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Helping Haiti
Stubborn instability is Haiti's burden. The continuing United States and United Nations presence there is intended to provide Haiti with enough stability to allow the construction of durable civic and economic structures. In this way the Caribbean republic,...
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'Leopard Son' Offers Rare Glimpse into Life on Africa's Serengeti Plain Discovery Channel's First Theatrical Release Is Wholesome Family Fare Series: An Elephant Stands Her Ground as a Lioness Perches High in a Tree While Eyeing Her Calf Down below. the Documentary Is Cautious in Its Portrayal of Animal Behavior. 2) STAR: The New Film, by Top Wildlife Cinematographer Hugo Van Lawick, Follows a Leopard Cub's Growth from Infancy to Early Adulthood., HUGO VAN LAMICK/DISCOVERY CHANNEL
Everyone from concerned parents to the American Medical Association is making a justified fuss over continued violence in movies and television, and the entertainment industry appears to be responding in a sluggish but genuine way.Violent films already...
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Mass-Market Trends Push Children's Book Sales
For the biggest news in children's books, look no further than the old baby-toe rhyme: "This little piggy went to market.""The most significant long-term trend is the switch from an institutional to a retail market," observes Craig Virden, vice president...
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O.J. Faces a New Ball Game in His Upcoming Civil Trial Different Legal Standards, a Different Jury, Maybe a Different Verdict
Outside the ocean-view courthouse here, a man pauses in front of a small gallery of press photographers. Inside, jury selection continues for the civil trial of O.J. Simpson in proceedings that judge, defense, and prosecutors promise will be "very different"...
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'Please Sir, Could You Buy More?' Sell 300 Candy Bars? Subscribe to 'Salamander Secrets'? Parents Brace Themselves for School Fund-Raisers
Back to school?Try back to business. As classes get into gear, parents everywhere are bracing for the onslaught of children begging from friends and neighbors under school colors. Where there's a need, preschoolers through collegiates alike are encouraged...
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Removing the Veil of Slavery and Exploitation
Man's inhumanity takes many forms. There are the stark atrocities brought to us almost daily on our television screens from such tortured lands as Iraq, Bosnia, and half a dozen countries in Africa.But other brutalities abound, although they are not...
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Saturn Improves Comfort and Styling in New Coupe GM Division Poised to Enter Mid-Size Car Market
Excellent service has kept customers coming back, but Saturn's automobiles have always been mediocre. Reliable, yes, and economical, as consumers demanded. But noisy and uncomfortable as well.Now the company is about to change all that. It completely...
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Surprise! Budget Deficits of Most Nations Are Falling
If world economics is a jungle, nations are out for big game. Over the last few years, they have tracked down and largely tamed the inflation tiger. Now, another beast is attracting their attention: budget deficits.After two decades of running up debts,...
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The Negative Debater
What we call presidential debates today are no such thing, in format or substance.A debate posts a hypothesis, a course of action about which one can argue yes or no. The formal structure "Resolved: that ..." can be used if desired. "Resolved: that the...
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The News in Brief
THE USCongress sent two measures to the White House. It isn't clear if President Clinton will sign a controversial bill that aims to curb illegal immigration, even though an amendment to let states bar the children of illegal immigrants from public school...
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This Fall, Students Find Cramped Quarters on Campuses Free Maid Service Beats Three Bunks to a Room
For Boston University freshmen Laura Drossman and Adriann Diers, campus living is a lot better than they expected.No running down the hall from the shower wrapped only in a towel: The two have their own private bath. They have yet to make their beds...
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Why Values May Not Be Big Factor in November Vote Series: Window on Democracy
Joyce Maydale can't understand why politicians in Washington bicker over something as basic and right as prayer.Especially in these times. A homemaker whose husband fought in Vietnam and son served in Saudi Arabia during the Gulf war, Mrs. Maydale sees...
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