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 April 18, 1995

A Chance Meeting with a Chimp in a Mall
KIMBERLY gave my hand a quick tug and stopped abruptly. I looked down at my three-year-old daughter and saw her blue eyes staring straight ahead, her little mouth gaping. Then I saw him.It took a minute for me to realize that this was not the "organ-grinder's...
A Harvest of New Books for Earth Day Series: EARTH DAY. One of Several Articles Appearing Today
OCEAN PLANET: WRITINGS AND IMAGES OF THE SEABy Peter Benchleywith Judith GradwohlHarry N. Abrams192 pp., $39.95SEA CHANGE: A MESSAGE OF THE OCEANSBy Sylvia Alice EarleG.P. Putnam's Sons, 362 pp., $29.95VOYAGING: CHARLES DARWIN, A BIOGRAPHYBy Janet BrowneAlfred...
Americans Go 'Lite Green' AFTER 25 YEARS Series: EARTH DAY. One of Three Articles Appearing Today
ONE of the United States Congress's last acts before taking "spring break" this month was to advance a controversial measure that would change the Clean Water Act.The bill, which is to come before the full House in a month or so, would ease restrictions...
Americans Test Sound of Silence: Week with No TV
FORGET O.J., Oprah, and the Power Rangers for a week.Read a book. Work in the garden. Bake bread. Listen to the silence.That's the message from a year-old group, TV-Free America, which has organized the first national TV turnoff week, April 24 to 30.Already...
Arabs Riding Harleys Rev Up Emirates' Ire
AT Abu Dhabi's Marina Beach Club, young men and women in jeans and cropped shirts sway to the latest pop hits and watch music videos on a huge screen.An increasingly loud roar turns heads. A dozen young men and women with dark-blue bandanas covering...
California Residents Balk at Path to Their Back Door San Diego County Park Runs into Property-Owner Rights Movement
FAR from brass-rail malls of metropolitan San Diego, up gnarled back-country roads to an elevation of 3,000 feet, lies Santa Ysabel -- a one-intersection hamlet known for its picturesque cattle ranches and Dudley's bakery.A decade ago, Ed Bolen bought...
Canada's Foresters See Green in China
IN the past year, Hank Ketcham, president of West Fraser Timber Ltd. in British Columbia, has given up rights to cut trees on about 750,000 acres of government-owned land in British Columbia. Much of that land is now earmarked for wilderness use. It...
Clinton Strikes Back
PRESIDENT Clinton is on the offensive again, putting down some markers, posting his short list of priorities: tax cuts that include the education benefits he proposed in December, a welfare overhaul that rewards work, and a crime bill that preserves...
Cops Enter Homes to Seize Kids' Guns for Some Parents, Who Are Afraid to Confront Their Children about Guns, St. Louis Police Are Welcome Visitors
IN St. Louis, police have come up with a novel way to get guns out of the hands of kids. They're looking under their beds and in their closets.It's part of an unusual search-and-seizure program in which officers go door-to-door in high-crime areas and...
Democracy Rides Back Seat in Mugabe's Zimbabwe Fifteen Years after End of White Rule, One-Party Rule Is Entrenched
ON the campaign trail earlier this month, Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe likened his political party, which has ruled uninterrupted for more than a decade, to American boxer Mike Tyson, saying it would have no trouble beating its weak opposition.He...
Doing Battle with Forces That Discourage Saving Education Center Instructs on Individual Finances
WHEN Paul Richard talks about the importance of managing one's flow of cash and credit, he knows what he's talking about.Twenty-five years ago he went bankrupt after years of overusing credit cards.He hasn't used plastic since, and he now devotes his...
Drive to Split off Quebec Hits a Divide
FRUSTRATED by their failed campaign to whip up enthusiasm for Quebec nationhood, the province's two top separatists are now battling each other over a change of course.Polls are showing support for "le project" (independence) stuck at about 45 percent....
Earth Day at 25: A US Environmental Report Card 'Green Thinking' Now Influences Practices Nationwide, but Nuclear and Toxic Waste Problems Top List of Sobering Trends Series: EARTH DAY. One of Three Articles Appearing Today
Since the first Earth Day 25 years ago Saturday, Americans have gotten a lot "greener" in their attitude toward the environment."We weren't aware at that time that there even was an environment, let alone that there was a problem with it," says Bruce...
Feeling Right about God in Our Hearts
A FRIEND of mine recently remarked how happy she was to have begun reading the book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. She said, "It makes me feel right about God in my heart." She explained that for many years she had...
Finding Your Way Home from Anywhere by Satellite Accuracy, Affordability Bring Air Force Application Down to Earth
For Bill Harkins, a constellation of 24 satellites orbiting 12,000 miles above Earth has brought renewed independence.An avid backpacker who frequently took solo outings into the Connecticut hills or New Hampshire's White Mountains, Harkins says he had...
French Campaign with US Style TV, Polls Dictate Course of Presidential Campaign
TO the chagrin of France's culture czars, its presidential campaigns have taken on an American tinge that may change national politics forever.Campaign budgets across France's political spectrum are sapping money away from posters, public tracts, and...
How to Help Hostages in Iraq
TWO things are certain in the case of the two Americans held in Iraq. First, detaining them with the added injury of long prison sentences is outrageous and meant to provoke. Second, there is little the United States can do for them on its own.Talk of...
Japan's 'Yen Problem'
SHOULD the United States do more to defend the dollar? Has Japan done enough to try to devalue the yen, which threatens to disrupt its own and other economies? These questions remain unanswered even after US Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin and Japanese...
Laptop Computers' Mice -- Exterminated by a Touch?
For those of you who consider computers a bit overwhelming, consider the mouse -- that cute-looking pointing device that moves the cursor around the screen. Even its most sophisticated operations -- called clicking and dragging -- are readily understandable....
Maine Gallery Plans Wyeth Study Center Farnsworth Museum to Shed Light on Creative Process Behind Artwork
THE privacy-loving painter Andrew Wyeth would no more want a group of admirers watching him work than he would want to move from Maine to Mars. But an agreement between the reclusive artist and a museum near his New England home might have the effect...
Mandela Reigns as Chief of Southern Africa
ZIMBABWEAN President Robert Mugabe once enjoyed a high international profile as the champion against apartheid in neighboring South Africa and a leader in ending white rule in the former Rhodesia.But these days he is anxiously watching his influence...
Passing Down the Golden Gift of Time
ABOUT a year ago, my eldest grandson, Elton, told me he never had enough time to finish his homework, handle the job that helped pay for college, enjoy a weekly visit with his girlfriend, and perform all the duties that make up just plain living.I decided...
Roosevelt's Memory Lingers On
WHEN the train carrying Franklin D. Roosevelt's coffin passed through Atlanta 50 years ago, I stood amid the sorrowing crowd. I will always remember the quiet -- the hush -- as the train moved slowly through the station area, en route from Warm Springs...
Sports Notebook
Cape Cod Baseball League Makes a 'Berry' Juicy DealWITH the Cape Cod Baseball League in a financial hole, the 110-year-old amateur organization went to the bogs, the cranberry bogs. In doing so the league came up with a perfectly named corporate sponsor:...
The News in Brief
The USThe US Supreme Court heard arguments in a case claiming that the Endangered Species Act does not protect the habitats of endangered species. An appeals court ruled that the law protects activities such as hunting and trapping, but not indirect...
The Venerable Delany Sisters Have Their Say on Broadway
Having Our Say. At the Booth Theatre.The Delany sisters are two black centenarians who have become quite well known to the American public, thanks to the hugely successful memoir, "Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years." Their story now...
Turkey Merits US Backing as It Hunts Terrorists
TURKEY'S 35,000-troop incursion into northern Iraq is part of an ongoing battle against terrorism. It deserves support from the United States and other Western nations.Unlike its European allies, the US has shown some sympathy for the Turkish action...
Turkey's Leader Poses Hard Test for Clinton
WHEN Turkish Prime Minister Tansu Ciller accepted an invitation to a cultural festival in Houston months ago, she saw a chance that, while in the United States, she would be able to review the general state of US-Turkish relations with President Clinton.That...
US Blacks Tilt Right Politically but Growing Conservatism May Not Mean GOP Gains
AN African-American is now running for president -- and he's not perennial Democratic Party activist Jesse Jackson.Reagan-era State Department official Alan Keyes is stumping the country in quest of the Republican presidential nomination, stressing opposition...
Worth Noting on TV
*WEDNESDAYBiography (A&E, 8-9 p.m.): The real communications revolution took place -- it could be argued -- long before satellites, cellular telephones, or digital technology. It happened when a 21-year-old American first managed to transmit sound through...