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 12, 1995

'15 Minutes of Fame' Following Warhol's Path California Boy Finds Pot of Gold in Campbell's Soup-Can Art
THIS may come as a shock to members of the art community, but the "next Andy Warhol" is just 11 years old and lives in San Juan Bautista, Calif.Matthew Balestrieri is his name, and he is the winner of a contest sponsored by the Campbell's Soup Company...
Affirmative-Action Politics
WITH his recent executive order to eliminate racial or gender preferences from state hiring and contracting procedures, California Gov. Pete Wilson (R) moved affirmative action even higher on the national agenda.He evidently hopes this potent issue will...
Cuba's Capitalist Mini-Revolution Taking Root
ALESANDRO TERRAZ stands over his table of various cuts of pork and sings the praises of Cuba's farmers' markets."I come every 15 days or so with a pig, and I stay until I sell it all," says the farmer from a small family pig farm six miles west of Havana."Prices...
Dixie States Push Prayer as a Class Act
AT a recent graduation in a New Orleans suburb, sixth graders at Ethel Schoeffner Elementary received blessings from two ministers: one Methodist, one Baptist. The problem is, Schoeffner is a public school.As the debate over school prayer heats up in...
Don't Erase 'Voting Rights District' Lines
THE Supreme Court will soon decide one of the most important voting rights cases in decades. In an ironic turn of events, the states of Louisiana and Georgia were in the Supreme Court last month defending the Voting Rights Act of 1965 against a wrong-headed...
Early-Music Celebrants Promenade to Boston the Biennial Festival Opens Tomorrow with a Tapestry of Performances, Instrument Exhibits, and Symposia
The field of early music and historically authentic performance appears to be a still-growing proposition, as reflected in this year's Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF). The festival opens tomorrow and continues through June 18."We live in a very aggressive,...
French Find Their Own Heros in Bosnia
AS the United States celebrates Capt. Scott O'Grady's defiance of the Bosnian Serbs, a French Marine outside Sarajevo is becoming another exception in a tide of UN timidity.Surrounded by dozens of armed Bosnian Serbs, he and another French peacekeeper...
'Good Works' Investing Also Good for Pocketbook Series: YOUR MONEY
'GOOD works" investing is growing increasingly popular in the United States. The number of mutual funds investing in "approved" companies has multiplied, as has the total amount of assets put into them. But the really good news about good-works investing...
Hunger in Cuba: A Problem That Doesn't Officially Exist
LAURA FRAILE ROMERO holds open a tattered coin purse to reveal a few small coins and a 10-peso bill."Do you think I can make it to the end of the month on that?" she asks. "The truth is, I go to bed hungry at night."The retired English teacher is waiting...
In Russia, Holiday's Just Another Word for Confusion
IN the 1995 Oscar-winning Russian film "Burnt by the Sun," two women are chatting in their elegant prerevolutionary dacha, where the family is enjoying a Sunday in the country.It is 1936, and the pine trees nearby are decorated with red flags to mark...
Japan's Glance at the Past
AFTER considerable bickering, Japan's lawmakers finally came through last week with an official "apology" for their country's actions during World War II. The resolution that passed the Diet, however, may say more about the political compromise in today's...
Japan Unleashes a New Weapon off the Coast of Okinawa, Massed Waves of Suicide Planes Hammer the US Fleet Series: REMEMBERING THE FINAL YEAR: WORLD WAR II
ON June 1945, the United States Navy was fighting for its life in the Pacific - a battle it almost lost.The two-ocean war had ended. Hitler was dead. And although US carrier planes and submarines had sunk the bulk of Japan's capital ships, its high command...
PBS Not 'Family Values' Culprit
THOSE of us who were underwhelmed by the social benefactions of the Dan Quayle vs. Murphy Brown "family values" debate in 1992 must steel ourselves. Previews of the 1996 election campaigns give every evidence that the issue of television and values will...
Refugees Numbers Rising, but World Hospitality Falls US Foreign Assistance, Immigration Quotas Are Expected to Shrink
SO far, it has not been a good year for the world's huge population of displaced people.Even though there are vastly more of them, governments around the world are erecting higher barriers to their entry, according to two reports issued during the past...
'Religious Equity' Goes Far beyond Classroom Prayer
HERE Americans can pray is once again before Congress.But this time, "school prayer" is merely a catch phrase for a far broader debate.A proposed constitutional amendment designed to ensure "religious equality" would open the door to expressions and...
Sinless Man Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to World Events and Daily Life
MY husband and I had just sat down to rest after work. Our young daughter was toddling around. She noticed the videocassette recorder and began pushing the buttons. When we first asked her to stop, she looked at us with a look that said, "But this...
Teaching Children with Gentle Nudges
Last night we watched a "National Geographic" special on the African elephant. Sitting on the couch with my young children - Kenneth on one side, Diana on the other, and Connor on my lap - I felt akin to the mother elephant and her offspring. Whenever...
The Northwest's Showdown: Murrelets vs. Millworkers
IN hundreds of rural towns across the West, "endangered species" lists include more than owls, salmon, and marbled murrelets. They also number the loggers and millworkers, the farmers and fishermen who rely on natural resources for their livelihood and...
The World's Most Wanted Man Captured, but His Cartel May Live under Pressure from the US, Colombia Snags Cocaine Kingpin
COLOMBIAN police have captured the "chess player" of the Cali cocaine cartel, Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela, but they remain unsure just how much his giant empire will go on without him.The most wanted man in the world was caught Friday as he cowered inside...
Traffic-Snarled and Smoggy, Athens Cleans Up Greece's Capital Establishes a Traffic-Free Zone, Steps Up Construction of a Subway, and Asks Siesta-Takers to Break the Habit
The city that invented democracy has become in our century the symbol of urban anarchy. Athens today is a snarling, smog-filled mess, the antithesis of the ordered paradise built by Pericles. So when Athens's young mayor, Dimitris Avramopoulos, boasts...
West's Wavering Lets Serbs Dictate Serbs Largely Control Access to Safe Areas, Routes for Aid Convoys
IN a remarkable two-week period, the international community has gone from calling the Bosnian Serbs terrorists to asking their permission for 10,000 United Nations reinforcements to arrive.If the scenario sounds familiar - it is. The UN mission, after...
Why Irving Wilens Just Bought a Lexus
FOR months, Irving and Leah Wilens have been doggedly doing their luxury car-shopping homework: comparing auto magazine reviews and taking test drives.But what finally compelled them to fork over $50,000 for a white Lexus LS400 on a recent Friday afternoon...
Woodwork by Any Other Name
At the first school they called it "carpentry." At a later school they called it "woodwork." But the change of name didn't help much: I was still bad at it, whatever it was known as.At the first school, it was the tools. Mr. Lole, the carpentry teacher,...