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 August 12, 1994

America's World-Class Soccer the US Men's Team May Struggle on the Global Stage, but the Women Are Comfortably Leading the Pack
WHO needs the World Cup? The United States already has a world-championship soccer squad - the US Women's National Team.And last weekend, before a modest but still record-breaking crowd of 6,511, the American women added another international victory,...
Can Bosnian Serbs Go It Alone? Experts Say They Have Large Supplies of Weapons and Ammunition but Little Fuel
WESTERN governments and the United Nations have yet to determine whether the rump Yugoslav union of Serbia and Montenegro has really cut off strategic support to the Bosnian Serbs. Experts say they may have enough supplies to fight on for months."That's...
Chrysler's `Cloud Cars' Take Aim at the Imports Company Has Price Advantage but Battles Perception of Poor Quality
CHRYSLER'S newest sedans may have their heads in the clouds, but their wheels are firmly on the ground.Collectively known as the "cloud cars," the Chrysler Cirrus, Dodge Stratus, and an as-yet-unnamed Plymouth model could grab a chunk of the compact...
Compact Discs Worth a Listen the Summertime Harvest Is Ripe for Releases from Blues to Reggae
From the catchy lyrics of reggae girl-group Worl-a-Girl to the scorching blues of guitarist Jimmy Thackery to dynamic rapper MC Solaar's French vocals, the following spotlights some of the most notable recent music releases. Some of them are debut recordings...
Cubans Simmer with Discontent as Economy and Capital Crumble
AMONG the decaying buildings on Havana's Malecon seaside boulevard, a colorful billboard leaps out at a passer-by. It depicts a growling Uncle Sam straddling Florida, menacing a Cuban soldier, who looks relaxed in the shade of a palm tree in Cuba.The...
Faced with Health-Care Mandate, Some Employers May Cut Payroll
ONE-THIRD of every dollar spent by Lettuce Entertain You, a Chicago-based restaurant chain, goes to payroll. Joseph Lanuti, vice president for finance at the company, says he trembles at the prospect that health-care reform could require him to pay a...
Finland's Economy Begins to Revive after Deep Slump
THE Finnish economy is quickly emerging from its deepest recession in decades. After a dramatic three-year slump, the Nordic nation expects to have the fastest growth rate in the Western world in 1995, according to the Organization of Economic Cooperation...
FREEZE FRAMES A Weekly Update of Film Releases
* CORRINA, CORRINA -</P><P>This dramatic comedy starts like an instant remake of "Mrs. Doubtfire," with Ray Liotta as a widowed dad auditioning nannies for his little girl. He settles on a sensitive music-lover played by Whoopi Goldberg....
Gay-Rights Advocates Step Up Campaign
THE gay-rights movement in the United States is on a political roll.* Voter initiatives on forbidding civil rights protection for homosexuals failed to make the November ballot in eight of 10 targeted states. But Oregon and Idaho will have such votes.*...
Hollywood Filmmakers Enjoy a Hot Megahit Summer
HERE'S one for you: Americans have shelled out about as much money to watch movies so far this summer ($1.6 billion) as the gross national product of Rwanda ($1.8 billion).That may say something about the penury of the strife-torn African nation, but...
In Seattle Area, Older Women Play Soccer in Droves
YOUTH isn't necessarily an advantage in soccer, says Maj Ljungstrom Surowiecki. A Swedish expatriate who took up the sport in Seattle 11 years ago, she says she expected her relative youth and athletic fitness to make her a star in an "over 40" league."I...
Keep Your Change: Illinois Town Frowns on Handouts
THIS liberal, affluent Midwestern college town has come up with a discreet but apparently successful way to curb an annoying urban problem: panhandling.Beginning last week, two paid "interveners" began patrolling Evanston's downtown commercial district...
Key Vote for Clinton Presidency White House Has Set Health-Care Reform as Its Defining Test, at a Time of Waning Influence
THE debate has engaged as if in slow motion, as one by one senators take their turn in the well for opening remarks stretching across several days.It marks the nearing of the end of a health-care battle that President Clinton has set up as the defining...
Mexican Rebels to Stay Armed through Elections Rebels Attempt to Unify Opposition to Ruling Party
ZAPATISTA guerrillas invited more than 5,000 people to go with them to the hills near their hideout to demonstrate they were a force to be reckoned with in Mexico's upcoming elections.Hosting a National Democratic Convention in the southern state of...
Mystery Writer Walter Mosley Tackles the Mean Streets of L.A
MAKE no mistake: For all his geniality and modest temperament, mystery writer Walter Mosley is not a man to trifle with.Solid of build, quick of intellect, with luminous eyes that cut to the core, Mr. Mosley likes nothing better than to engage in good-natured...
Remembering the Way We Were on Woodstock's 25th Anniversary, a Monitor Critic Recalls His Experience at the Event
WOODSTOCK'S silver anniversary is approaching, complete with festivities in upstate New York and nostalgic sighs all over the land. For weeks now, the coming occurrence has drawn attention from critics, cartoonists, editorial writers, and pop-culture...
The Queen in a Condo? `People's Palace' Raises Storm
A PROPOSAL by a leading Labour Party politician that the queen should abandon Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle, her second residence outside London, and move into an ultramodern high-tech "people's palace" is stirring acrimonious political debate...
Timeless Scenes Offer a Window on Lives of Lions
THREE lions lap water at the edge of a pool in Africa. Ominous music swells as narrator Boyd Matson's voice, dark with forboding, is heard: "Their boldness rips through the night as they drink for the first time from the richness of a forbidden paradise."Later,...
Western Wildfires Spark Interest in Nature's Enigma: Lightning Modest Research Effort Could Give Advance Warning of Storms
FIRST comes the ZAPPING WHITE FLASH!! followed by the crashing KABLOOOM!! Big dogs cower. Grown men wince. Trees are split like match sticks. And forest fires start in the Pacific northwest and California, causing millions of dollars of damage.This is...
When Papa Plays Guitar
Play, Papa," ordered Chelsea, my youngest grandchild, as she and her compatriots Cameron and Zoey, my other grandchildren, deposited a decomposing cardboard guitar case at my feet.</P><P>Inside the case lay my 1960 Gibson flattop, which...
Will Fed Hike Rates on Tuesday or Not?
WALL Street is watching the Federal Reserve with the fascination of a tourist staring at an Indian fakir's coiled cobra.The consensus of financial experts is that the Fed will strike Tuesday, with its policymaking Open Market Committee (FOMC) deciding...
Worth Noting on TV
* SATURDAY</P><P>Road Construction Ahead</P><P>(PBS, 6:30-6:50 p.m.): You often find windows in the wooden fences around urban building sites, put there so curious pedestrians can become "sidewalk superintendents" for a few ...
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