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 November 20, 1996

A Horseback Ride Leads to a Volcano and Buried Village
On Feb. 20, 1943, a Purepechan peasant working his cornfield in the Michoacan countryside felt the earth tremble and saw smoke rising from his land. Then a crack began spewing lava - giving birth to a volcano that over the next eight years would rise...
All the Way Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to World Events and Daily Life
It happens every night. We go upstairs, pull out the toothpaste and toothbrush, step up on the step stool. Then I see the little fingers running over the brush and hear the little words saying, "All the way." This is our child's way of telling me that...
A Military Odd-Couple Trains in Tandem to Forge Closer Ties Operation 'Keen Sword' Melds Japan's Concept of Cautious Defense with Aggressive US Style Series: The Japanese Constitution Limits the Mission of the Armed Forces to Defending the Island Nation., PHOTOS BY MELANIE STETSON FREEMAN - STAFF; MAP: Showing US Military Strength in East Asia, DAVE HERRING -- STAFF
Ask Marine Capt. William Hooper about the plane he flies, and he'll mention that the F/A-18D Hornet has a combat range of 550 miles and a wide variety of weapons.Capt. Takeshi Sukegawa, who pilots an F-1 for Japan's Air Self-Defense Force, has to be...
A Peek Inside the Japanese Military INTERVIEW WITH A JAPAN-TRAINED US OFFICER
Lt. Col. Dan Eagle was the fifth US Air Force officer to attend Japan's National Defense Institute in Tokyo, from which he graduated in June. He now commands the 35th Operation Support Squadron at Misawa Air Base in northern Japan. Here are excerpts...
A Superpower in the Making
China is rapidly attaining the status of a great power, but the uncertainties it faces are profound. What follows the death of Deng Xiaoping? Will the Hong Kong integration go well? Will Beijing and Taipei continue to move from crisis to crisis? What...
Australian Cleared in Child-Sex Court Case
A judge has dismissed a case involving the second application of Australia's child-sex tourism law, saying testimony offered by a 16-year-old Cambodian boy was "worthless."Magistrate Michael Somes, in a Nov. 13 ruling in the Australian capital of Canberra,...
Bank-Robbing Spree in Land of Al Capone
The "Bulbous Nose Bandit" recently began one of his many successful Chicago bank heists by handing a teller a poem: "This is not fun, I have a gun."Today, gunpoint withdrawals are spoiling the "fun" for Chicago bankers as never before. Two years of record...
Behind Silicon Valley's New Boom
An apartment is listed and within hours the owner is flooded with 60 calls, some offering as much as $500 a month more than the asking price.A three-bedroom French provincial-style house goes on sale for $1.6 million - when the bidding war is over, the...
E. Europe's Sluggard Feels Chill of No Reform Bulgarians Face Winter with Woeful Economy
By the lights of an Italian storefront display, a couple of homeless preschoolers are playing football on the sidewalk of Vitosha Boulevard with a small plastic ball nearly as grimy as they are. It's nearly midnight, nobody is keeping score, and a winter...
End of Cold War Does Little to Reduce Trench Coat Sales CIA Spy Case Underscores Ongoing Efforts to Buy or Steal US Secrets
The government says veteran CIA officer Harold Nicholson passed secrets to Russia for the same reason that lures most Americans who have betrayed their country: money.Mr. Nicholson's arrest this week for allegedly selling classified information to Moscow,...
Ethics in Business Dealings Urged by World Lenders BRIBERY ON THE BLOCK
If the war on corruption were measured by new regulations on the international scene, 1996 would go down as a banner year.For the first time, international donors and lenders opened up a global front in this war by announcing new initiatives against...
Gingrich Will Rap Gavel More Softly Ethics Probes, Low Approval Ratings May Alter Leadership Style
There is little question that Newt Gingrich is set to be reelected Speaker of the House of Representatives.But what remains unclear is the kind of leader he will be as the first two-term Republican Speaker since the 1920s.Mr. Gingrich has assumed, for...
Help Rwandans Resettle in Homeland? US Withdraws Troop Offer as Africa Crisis Shifts
The United States has tentatively rescinded its promise to send ground troops to eastern Zaire, planning instead to airlift humanitarian aid supplies to half a million Rwandan refugees as they try to settle back into their homes.But while Western countries...
Key to Kuwaiti Reform: Western Backing
Since its liberation from Iraqi occupation, Kuwait has been walking a tightrope between a democratic vision, supported by liberal Kuwaitis and backed by the United States, and a conservative vision, supported by traditionalists in Kuwait and backed by...
Latin America Awaits a Call by Clinton NAFTA Membership for Chile May Be Back in the Offing after US Election-Season Hiatus
Leaders from Panama to Paraguay are asking a question they thought had already been answered: In the post-cold-war era, is the United States really interested in Latin America?Since the reelection of President Clinton - and a Republican-majority Congress,...
Mexicans' Ancient Tradition of Honoring Their Ancestors Youthful Reverie Continues to Encroach on Country's 'Day of the Dead' Holiday
Gloria Estrada sits quietly by her father's grave in the humble cemetery of the central Mexican village of Tzintzuntzan, a shawl pulled close around her shoulders to ward off the night chill.Following the tradition she has kept every Nov. 1 for six years...
No Matter How Harvard Does, Tailback Eion Hu Still Scores Goals Have Eluded His Team This Year, but He's Making It off the Field
While many college football players are already anticipating postseason bowl games, others, like Eion Hu, are about to write the last chapters in their organized football careers.Hu, a first-generation Chinese-American, is a stocky, 205-pound senior...
Pakistan's Need
South Asia is a part of the globe only infrequently in the headlines but often in the minds of those concerned about world peace. The Indian subcontinent holds a huge diversity of peoples organized into nation-states that constantly struggle against...
Sonics Beat Bulls? Ice Cream Saved? Thank a Data Mine
Every time you buy something, it yields clues marketers can use. Major companies have known this for years. Retailers tell your age by the clothes you buy; phone companies figure out what services to sell based on what you already pay for. Now, small...
That Famous Face, So Often Unseen
Here is a story the British comedian Arthur Askey told. In a lift (English for "elevator") in a Blackpool Hotel, another man said to him: "Has anyone ever told you you look like Arthur Askey?" He admitted undemonstratively that they had.Next day, the...
The 'Bear' Who Left His Print on Football
Coach: The Life of Paul 'Bear' BryantBy Keith Dunnavant, Simon & Schuster, 368 pp., $24If there hadn't been a Paul "Bear" Bryant, certainly some fiction writer would have invented him. He was born in tiny Moro Botton, Ark., earned his name from wrestling...
The News in Brief
THE USThe US will not send a large military force to Zaire, senior officials said. Plans to send 1,000 ground troops and up to 4,000 support personnel were changed after hundreds of thousands of refugees returned to Rwanda from Zaire. Officials said...
The Overnight Guest Cried 'Chip-Cheep!'
One evening, just after dark, a squall of cats drew me outside to investigate. My cat, Suky, was out there and perhaps needed to be rescued. But she's black, and it was too dark to see her. The noise stopped, and I turned back into the lighted kitchen.There...
Twyla Tharp Debuts with New Troupe
What goes around comes around, even for choreographer Twyla Tharp, who is famous for never looking back on her more than 30-year trajectory through the dance world.Tharp has returned to the company mode - albeit in a new model - with Tharp!, a new troupe...
'Whales' Immerses Viewers in Creatures' Majesty
Swim with the whales to music composed by Yanni. Listen to their haunting and complex songs. Watch the gentle giants eat and play as they navigate the coastal waters of Alaska, Newfoundland, and Hawaii.The new film "Whales," which premiered recently...
What Washington Needs Now Let a Monument to Peace Join All the War Memorials
During the last 10 years, four monuments have found their way through the Washington bureaucratic process, raised their million-dollar budgets, and taken their place in Washington's monumental core. They are monuments to the service of our citizens in...
Women Still Marching into Military Widening Charges of Sexual Harassment at US Bases Have Not Deterred New Recruits
Last Thursday, as part of her job as a US Army recruiter, Sgt. Rana Williams traveled to Pope High School in Marietta, Ga., where she delivered a sales pitch to 60 teenagers.Her visit came as news reports across the country focused on allegations of...