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 December 20, 1996

A Continental Rift in Africa: Wars Blur Colonial Borders
When imperial powers carved up Africa's borders a century ago, they created artificial boundaries that have proved remarkably resilient.Independence and civil wars have done little to change the map. But now these frontiers may be coming under assault...
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Auntie Annabelle Was No Cream Puff
We children, sharing one mother, had two aunties about whom we were never quite sure. Auntie Bella and Auntie Mary were both maiden ladies, but otherwise curiously different. I now know that Auntie Annabelle McLeod was a Skye Scot and my grandmother's...
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A Wish List for Central Africa with Few Models, the Approach Must Be Creative, Culturally Sensitive, and Committed to the Long Haul
In the absence of a televised humanitarian catastrophe, the world may forfeit a historic opportunity to lay the groundwork for long-term peace and stability in Central Africa. Few areas in the world have experienced such frightful misery as the Great...
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Bowled over College Football Draws This Year's Crop of Couch Potatoes
RATINGS:***One of these will be the national championship game. Better watch both!**Exciting players or intriguing matchups here. If you like football at all, you'll probably be entertained. *Watch if it's your favorite team -- or you're just back from...
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Chechen Peace Hit by Provocations Murders, Kidnappings Seen Threatening Peace Process, Elections
In Chechnya, treating guests well is considered a matter of honor. So shame and disgust have been the reaction of most people here to Tuesday's nighttime attack on a hospital outside Grozny that left six Red Cross workers dead and another wounded."The...
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Chilling Civil-Rights Story Plays out on Big Screen 'Ghosts of Mississippi' Illumines Years of Racial Injustice Tied to Murder of Major Black Leader
The year is 1963, and the place is a Mississippi courtroom. A white Southerner named Byron de La Beckwith is on trial for the murder of Medgar Evers, a black civil-rights leader whose powerful voice galvanized Americans to action in the South and far...
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Christmas Cards Zip along the Internet to Hallmark, 'Virtual' Greeting Cards Mean More Male Customers
With less than a week to go before Christmas, it may not be too late to get Christmas cards to your loved ones before the holiday after all. Just send them on-line.Today on the Internet's World Wide Web, one can send everything from an animated snowman...
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Crossing Cultures: One Painter's Attentive Eye
The Scottish painter Elizabeth Blackadder is a purposeful traveler.Her art has always been fed by other cultures she's visited: France, Italy, Turkey, Greece, Japan. But she could not be characterized as a "travel artist" bringing home vedute (recognizable...
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Did You Know ...?
* The Fiesta Bowl Parade annually attracts 400,000 street spectators, making it Arizona's largest one-day event. (The Rose Bowl Parade attracts about 1 million spectators.)* The Poulan/Weed Eater Independence Bowl is the only bowl game named after a...
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Drug and Tobacco Use among US Teens Continues to Rise
The use of drugs and tobacco among high school students in the United States remains high, with more eighth and 10th graders smoking marijuana and cigarettes.An annual government survey, conducted on behalf of the federal Department of Health and Human...
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Flawed Football 'Alliance' Keeps Fans Fidgety
MAYBE 50 or more hours of college football viewing could lie ahead for anyone intrepid enough to watch the 17 bowl games yet to be played.But unless your favorite team has won its way to a postseason game, only two absolutely demand viewing: the Rose...
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Freeze Frames the Monitor Movie Guide
Freeze Frames: The Monitor Movie GuideHere are the week's reviews of both the latest releases and current films, rated according to the key below ("o" for forget it). The capsule reviews are by Monitor film critic David Sterritt; the one liners from...
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Letters
Mobutu Is Best Hope for Stability in ZaireThe Dec. 10 article, "Zaire's Future Uncertain as Rebels Advance in the East," correctly identifies the instability caused by the rebel insurgency in Eastern Zaire. Ethnic Tutsi rebels in Zaire, who are financed...
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Marcello Mastroianni: Italy's 'Common Man' Screen Actor Best Known for 'La Dolce Vita'
Marcello Mastroi -- Anni, the internationally known actor who died in Paris yesterday, was regarded in his homeland as the most dignified and talented representative of Italian cinema.Self-deprecating to the end - "I am a charlatan, a buffoon, a liar,"...
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'Oh, Glorious, Glorious!' Christmas Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to World Events and Daily Life
At this time of year, do you sometimes encounter a person who reminds you of Charles Dickens's infamous spoilsport Scrooge? We bumped into one last Christmas, in a long line of would-be travelers trying to check in for a delayed flight to Chicago. ...
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Radio B92's Jaunt to Cyberspace Saved Revolution in Serbia
Serbia's President Slobodan Milosevic shut down the independent radio station B92, and something unprecedented happened. The station switched to digital broadcasting over audio Internet links. Tens of thousands of people, reported The New York Times,...
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Rebel Groups like Peru's Still Pester Latin America despite Reforms in '80S, Region Fails to Quell Many Guerrillas
Latin America would like to believe that in the 1990s it has put the decades of guerrilla movements behind it.But despite the end of the cold war and strides toward democratization that have calmed the revolutionary fires, enough hot embers remain to...
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Requiem for 3 Heavyweights: GM Exits Big-Sedan Market
It's the end of an era for General Motors. Last Friday, workers at the Arlington, Texas, assembly plant that built three full-size land yachts - the Buick Roadmaster, the Chevrolet Caprice, and the Cadillac Fleetwood - churned out their last car, an...
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Rural American Post Offices Campaign for Deliverance from Closing
This holiday season, residents in Livingston, Mont., are hoping that the United States Postal Service will deliver word of salvation.Amid the avalanche of Christmas cards, mail-order fruit cakes, and bundled packages, folks here say they want nothing...
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Russia's Growl at NATO
If the West is going to single Russia out as an enemy, as Russians say these days, then Russians must prepare to defend themselves as best they can. They know they are too weak to best the United States or NATO in battle, but a prominent Russian official...
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Serbia's Move to Democracy Ricochets in Bosnia
Diplomats and observers in the Balkans have a new cause for optimism: Street protests in Serbia have boosted chances for increased democracy among Serbs in neighboring Bosnia and for achieving full unity of the war-torn country.For five weeks, protesters...
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The Life, Times, and Case against an FBI Agent
The first step of Earl Edwin Pitts's career as a double agent was direct. In July 1987, he sent a letter to a Soviet official at the United Nations seeking a meeting with the KGB.According to federal officials, Mr. Pitts, a trained counterintelligence...
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The News in Brief
The USPresident Clinton is expected to announce more Cabinet appointments today. Earlier, incoming chief of staff Erskine Bowles announced that John Podesta will return to the White House as a deputy chief of staff and Treasury Department aide Sylvia...
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The Quest to Restore Common Decency UNCIVIL SOCIETY?
The corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Essex Street here offers an unsavory view of what's fueling one of the fastest growing movements in academic, political, and philanthropic circles.Cars speed through the intersection to cheat a changing traffic...
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TV Plan Earns R Rating (Ruckus) Critics Say Plan, Similar to Movie System, Should Stress Content More Than Age
It's one of the biggest developments in broadcasting since the cable box. Beginning next year, most shows on TV - from "Murphy Brown" to "The Big Bad Beetleborgs" - will likely carry a tag intended to inform parents about program violence and sexual...
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US-France 'Toast-Flap': Whodunit? Did the French Minister Purposely Miss a Toast for the US Secretary of State, or Was It Just Bad Timing? Diplomats Chew It Over
Oscar Wilde said it, but Napoleon said it first: "Never be unintentionally impolite." It's a good aphorism for a strange footnote in US-French diplomatic relations.It started with a press report that French Foreign Minister Herve de Charette had snubbed...
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Water Levels and Calendars
Old water level challenge(Thanks to Jeff Bradford.)When you throw the anchor over the side of your boat, does the water level in the pond rise or fall? When ice melts in a glass of warm water, does the water level rise or fall? Answers Imagine someone...
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