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 June 15, 1995

A Bunch of Bluebells - or Blavers or Bluebottles?
The bluebell season is almost over. The bluebell season has not yet begun.Well, neither of these statements is untrue.It is all in the word "bluebell," which applies to at least two quite different kinds of wild plants.When an American visitor asked...
Basic Berry Jam
SUGGESTED EQUIPMENT:8-quart, heavy-bottomed, stainless steel or copper-clad kettle1- and 2-cup measuring cups4-cup measuring bowl1 large bowl1 long-handled wooden spoon1 set of measuring spoons1 long-handled metal spoonHot pads or gloves, and cotton...
Bosnian Army Ready to Cut Serbs' Noose around Sarajevo
BY releasing all but 14 of the UN hostages, the Bosnian Serbs may have opened the door to the bloodiest battle of the three-year-old war in Bosnia.United Nations officials report that up to 20,000 Bosnian government troops have massed just north of Sarajevo...
Canada's House Snubs Gun Lobby, Passes Strict Law
CANADA'S House of Commons passed controversial gun-control legislation Tuesday that will require Canadians to register all unregistered guns in the country or risk criminal penalties.The bill, which was strongly opposed by Canada's gun lobby, was passed...
CD REVIEWS an Occasional Update of Music Releases
*WORLD BEATGilberto Gil - Acoustic(Atlantic Jazz): Gil's happy acoustic rhythms, as opposed to his earlier highly produced material, are sweeping Brazil and making their way north in a slightly softer, more listenable form. Now, his acoustic selections...
China Battles a Dragon: 300 Million-Plus Puffers
ANTISMOKING Davids are taking on an uphill fight against China's most profitable Goliath, the lucrative tobacco industry.With more than 300 million Chinese smokers, larger than the population of the United States, smoking is socially ingrained in the...
China Wages War on Opium Trade Drug Traffic from Burma to US Thrives While Chinese Narcotics Crimes Rise
WU LIN is a casualty of China's losing battle against drugs. Mr. Wu is in the Kunming Forced Detoxification Center, nestled in the hills just outside the Yunnan provincial capital of Kunming, for his second attempt to kick the drug habit. His first try...
Descartes: Philosophical Pioneer Biography Brings to Light Intellectual Life in 17th-Century Europe
. DESCARTES: AN INTELLECTUAL BIOGRAPHYBy Stephen GaukrogerClarendon Press499 pp., $35One day Rene Descartes (1596-1650) was eating lunch in a Paris bistro when the waiter asked, "Will there be anything else, m'sieu?" the story goes that Descartes replied,...
Diversified Job Base Is Key to Chicago Business Vigor
SPRAWLING amid 40-story skyscrapers, a vast vacant lot known ignominiously as "Block 37" is hogging Chicago's spotlight. That's because Sears, Roebuck & Co. is thinking of building a store there.Boosters hail the vision of a Sears store in central Chicago...
Fewer Lab Coats on Campus Basic Science Headed for Most Dramatic Restructuring in 50 Years
STANLEY KOWALSKI ushers visitors into a cavernous hall set on a leafy hilltop north of Boston. Here, tiny electrons destined to become crash dummies for physics hurtle at nearly the speed of light into targets of pure hydrogen."No one else in the world...
Finding Balance between Civil Rights and Safety Critics Say Bill in Congress Doesn't Address Causes of Terrorism
TWO months after the Oklahoma City bombing, the antiterrorism legislation it spawned is still wending through Congress. While seen by some as long-overdue, lawmakers of both political parties and civil liberties groups remain deeply disturbed about treading...
Free Speech in the Classifieds
READING the classified section of a large regional daily recently provided a real eye opener. Neither looking for a job nor trying to buy or sell a house, I regularly avoid that part of the newspaper. But I checked the real estate pages on a trip to...
God's Creatures - under His Loving Control
POTLUCK picnics are wonderful-so much good food prepared by a variety of good cooks. This one promised to be especially great. It was a "star party" in a beautiful park. The guest speaker was a renowned astronomer. There was a large crowd, ranging...
How a Cartoon Role Model Created a Real Newswoman
FOR Charlayne Hunter-Gault, journalism is like solving a puzzle: "I like to make the complex simple; I love the challenge of unraveling complex problems."Under a yellow-and-white canopy planted amid the white begonias of Radcliffe yard at Harvard University...
Iraq's Cult of Saddam Creates A Perfect Picture of Oppression SELF-MADE IDOL
ONE of the permanent exhibitions at the Saddam Arts Center in downtown Baghdad is a display of 50 paintings and photographs of Saddam Hussein."They were painted by many different Iraqi artists to mark the president's birthday," says Ahmed Shakr, an exhibition...
Joy Permeates Marc Chagall's Panels for Moscow Jewish Theater at the Paris Museum of Modern Art, 70 Works Speak to Significance of Place in His Career
For those used to seeing Marc Chagall's work on a grand scale - sweeping down either side of Lincoln Center's grand staircase in New York or across the ceiling of the Paris Opera - the quiet intimacy of a new exhibit of his early paintings comes as a...
Korean Reform Efforts Give Chaebol Strength Family-Run Businesses Now Look to Expand
WHEN South Korean President Kim Young Sam took office in 1993, he made it politically incorrect to play golf. For the elite, the golf course was a place to do business and a haven from the stress of life in the ruling class.But Mr. Kim, a jogger, said...
Lessons Learned with a Larger Pair of Gloves
They belonged to Alex. I mean the driving gloves. They were being worn by his young son the first time I saw them; the gloves swallowed the boy's arms up to the elbow. But first let me tell you about Alex.I used to visit him at least twice a month. His...
One China Plus One Taiwan Equals Trouble
LEE TENG-HUI came to town - to Ithaca, N.Y., that is - early this month and the folks in Beijing are enraged. The Chinese foreign minister called in the American ambassador and informed him that the feelings of 1.2 billion Chinese had been hurt. Warnings...
OUT ON VIDEO A Weekly Update of Video Releases
Dates in parentheses indicate a full-length review of the film in the Monitor.*THE JUNGLE BOOK - (PG, Disney Home Video). The title is something of a misnomer, because this live-action movie doesn't rely on Rudyard Kipling's classic for much more than...
Reading Books - Is the Experience Its Own Reward?
WHEN an elementary school principal in Lexington, Mass., wanted to encourage her students to read more books, she struck a deal: If at least 90 percent of them would devote 15 minutes every evening to reading, she would "do something" for them in exchange.The...
Real Democracy Will Put Muscle Back into Labor Movement
WHEN 20 national labor unions, representing more than 50 percent of the AFL-CIO's membership announced their opposition to yet another term for Lane Kirkland as president of the AFL-CIO, it was akin to the crumbling of the Berlin Wall. There had not...
Risks of Clinton's Kinder, Gentler Budget Strategy
COOPERATION instead of continual conflict. That appears to be the new White House strategy for dealing with Republicans on Capitol Hill.Not that Newt Gingrich is about to become Bill Clinton's bosom policy buddy. But in offering his own balanced-budget...
Russians Labor to Preserve Summer's Bounty Family Weekends Are Spent at the Country Home, Bottling Jams, Pickles, and Mushrooms
MAKING jams and pickling mushrooms are two pillars of Russian culture. They are national rituals consecrated in Russian literature long ago by Alexander Pushkin, Leo Tolstoy, and Nicholas Gogol: They even made it to the opera stage.Piotr Tchaikovsky's...
Schools Adopt Mandatory Ties, Skirts
AT the Vaughn Next Century Learning Center, a public school in this Los Angeles suburb, eight-year-old Edith sports the latest in playground PC clothes: a burgundy plaid uniform. "They look neat," she says.But Jonathan Morales wouldn't consider swapping...
Seattle Hasbird's-Eye Viewof Peregrine Falcon Nest
Today, Seattleites will have a party to honor the city's new royal family, three precocious offspring and their devoted, hardworking parents.But the guests of honor probably won't show up for the noontime punch, cookies, and award ceremony in the lobby...
Texas Parties Vie for Family-Values Title
ONE Saturday every month in Lake Highlands, a Republican-saturated neighborhood of Dallas, 80 Democrats gather to "undemonize" themselves.That is the word used by Ed Martin, executive director of the Texas Democratic Party, to describe what Texans can...
The Big Change
IN poker it's "I see you and I'll raise you." In budget-balancing political poker, we've just seen "I see you and I'll lower you."President Clinton's remarkably brief but dramatic response to months of GOP balanced-budget action was:*A bargaining bid...
'Twelve Dreams' Lacks A Compelling Story to Anchor Its Visions
TWELVE DREAMS Drama written and directed by James Lapine.At Lincoln Center's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.Dreams don't translate too well into drama. What seems fascinating and brilliantly surreal in the imagination can often look silly when staged.James...
Two London Artists Quietly Craft 'Sculpture for the Head' They Have Found a Niche with Creatively Adorned, Special-Occasion Hats Inspired by Past Decades
'People will always be getting married. As long as people get married, we'll be making hats," Anne Tomlin says.She and Bridget Bailey have been in partnership as millinery designers for five and a half years.They were previously textile designers, developing...
Worth Noting on TV
FRIDAYNBA Final (if needed) (NBC, 9-11:30 p.m., EDT): In Game 5 of the pro basketball championship, the Orlando Magic face the Houston Rockets in the latter's home arena, the Summit.John Denver: the Wildlife Concert (A&E, 8-10 p.m.): The concert is a...