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 12, 1995

A Kingdom of His Own
'There's a lot of trouble in my country," Tony confided one morning in our Ethiopian garden. "I'm 'fraid we might have a war." I brushed a fly from the worry pucker between his eyes and wondered what particular disaster might upset a widely traveled...
A Look Back at Roosevelt and His Legacy of Hope
LIKE Abraham Lincoln before him, Franklin Delano Roosevelt had the enormous satisfaction of knowing before his death (50 years ago today) that he had accomplished the great tasks he had set for himself.In 1865, Gen. Robert E. Lee had surrendered six...
Brazil Strives to Tempt Settlers to a 'Silicon Valley' the South American Nation Launches a Program to Boost Its Global Software Market Share to 1 Percent by 2000
RESIDENTS of seaside Florianopolis like to call software developer Paulo Guimaraes "our Bill Gates."The 35-year-old former motorcycle racer and founder of a software company here, has won prizes for his ground-breaking inventions, including an infrared...
Democracy in Peru
IT was hard for Peruvians to say "no" when asked by President Alberto Fujimori if they were better off now than five years ago. Mr. Fujimori may have a strong authoritarian streak, but he clearly also has a knack for populist politics.He has a strong...
Dodging Taxes and Fudging Forms Is De Rigueur around the World
FOR residents of the United States, paying taxes is an annual rite of annoyance. Finding those pesky W-2 income forms, toting up deductions for old clothes given away last summer -- it's enough to make cleaning the garage look like a rousing good time.Not...
Don't Cut US Foreign Aid on the Basis of 'Myths'
AT a time when major decisions are being made about the future direction of United States foreign policy, it is vital that such decisions be made on the basis of facts, not myth.Opposition to foreign aid, for example, comes in part from a widespread...
Experiencing Salvation
'DO you consider yourself saved? Is salvation relevant in your life?" When an acquaintance threw me these questions, I squirmed. His questions implied that I didn't understand salvation or why it matters. Like countless other people, I struggled with...
FDR, a Half-Century Later
THIS is a time of remembering. Half a century ago the whole planet was in the last stages of World War II, and the months ahead, like the months just past, will be full of anniversaries of specific key dates -- D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge, Okinawa,...
Florida Growers Say Time Is Ripe to Stem Mexican Tomato Flow
A FRESH surge of Mexican immigrants into the United States -- we're talking vegetables now -- has American farmers crying for relief."They're taking over our entire market," charges Wayne Hawkins, executive vice president of the Florida Tomato Exchange.Last...
Gaza on the Brink: What Causes Terrorism the Worst Israeli Closure in Years Has Led to Unprecedented Anger and the Empowerment of Hamas. Still, the International Community Is Yawning -- and Withdrawing Its Aid
'THE past is not dead," William Faulkner once wrote. "It's not even past."He might have been speaking about the Gaza Strip, where, at present, the bitter conflict between Israelis and Palestinians is being reenacted with a cruel vengeance. Gaza seems...
German Business Revs Up to Get on Information Highway
DAZZLED by growth prospects and earnings potential, German business is anxious to take a drive on the information superhighway.While much of the necessary infrastructure is already in place, Germany has been slow to explore the possibilities that new...
India's Great Director Satyajit Ray Honored in Traveling Series His Protege, Ismail Merchant, and Others Work to Preserve and Protect His Films
Ismail Merchant, producer of such movies as "Howards End" and "A Room With a View," may be the world's busiest filmmaker these days.His new movie as a producer, "Jefferson in Paris," has opened and work has started on "Surviving Picasso," which he's...
Japan Takes Bow, Moves to Slim Its Sumo Surplus
THE fast-rising yen may be the only thing strong enough to make Japan think the previously unthinkable: setting a "numerical target" to reduce its huge trade surplus.Up to now, Japan has derided such an idea as "managed trade," as opposed to free trade....
'Kodak Kops' Snag Red-Light Runners
TIRED of watching everyone from bus drivers to grandmothers blast through red lights, Boston lawmakers are joining a nationwide push to stop scofflaw driving.Here, and in at least five other states, law-enforcement officials are testing the latest weapon:...
Making the White House an Open but Safer House
SET within frisbee range of a public street, the White House is a symbol of the kind of accessible democracy Thomas Jefferson envisioned. But its proximity to the people, coupled with the rigors of day-to-day government, have left this 203-year-old sandstone...
Media-Hit British Official Just Says No Conservative Politicians Take the Offensive against Press on the Prowl
PRINCE Charles braved it. Prime Minister John Major suffered it. But John Aitken isn't taking it.The senior Cabinet minister is biting back at intense media scrutiny that has spoiled the careers of many of Britain's leaders. He announced April 10 that...
Passing of Chinese Hero May Affect Who Leads
THE death of Chen Yun, China's most senior statesman after Deng Xiaoping and an outspoken critic of the leader's free-wheeling market reforms, could influence the power equation in the leadership tussle to succeed Mr. Deng.Chinese officials confirmed...
Pioneer Plan Gets Folks off Welfare Milwaukee Welfare-to-Work Program Wins Praise from Liberals and Conservatives
FOR former recipients of welfare such as Linda Wilson -- the sole breadwinner for her seven children and disabled husband -- the loss of a job often starts a steady slide back into poverty.But after a recent layoff, Mrs. Wilson is back among the employed....
Radical Tax Reforms Gain New Attention
JUST days before the April 17 income tax due date, the H & R Block office next to a Baltimore Burger King is filled with customers. It's 8 p.m., and the computers are humming for filers who flock to this convenience store of accounting firms, in a scene...
Regretting Vietnam
THE Vietnam War keeps resurfacing in the American consciousness.Several events are bringing it back into the national spotlight right now. The 20th anniversary of the fall of Saigon later this month will resurrect video of US helicopters rescuing Americans...
Roman Ruins Discovered Intact in Luxembourg
Roman Ruins Discovered Intact in LuxembourgArchAeologists in Luxembourg say they have discovered the finest Roman ruin to be unearthed in northern Europe for 30 years.Archaeologists recently found the well-preserved floor mosaic, portraying muses, which...
Second Revolution Brews in Iran the Crucial Support of the Poor and Merchants Is Being Undercut by Economic Reforms
IRAN'S citizens are taking to the streets again. The "deprived and the oppressed," which the 1979 Islamic revolution represented, say they are again the victims of harsh economic reforms.The April 4 demonstration in a working-class Tehran suburb is starkly...
Sensitive Writings Offer Insight into Cinema
Explaining why directors rarely write about movies, Satyajit Ray once commented that a typical filmmaker "is either too busy making one, or too unhappy not to be able to make one, or too exhausted from the last one he made."Ray himself managed to pen...
Shock Value Starts to Wear Thin in London Even as Debate over Excessive Onstage Violence Continues, One of the Most Popular Shows in Town Pushes Boundaries
London theater has been grabbing a lot of attention this season -- not just within the confines of arts coverage, but in major news headlines.First, there was the dramatic great escape of popular comedy actor Stephen Fry ("A Fish Called Wanda," "Peter's...
The News in Brief
The WorldRussian forces, accused of a civilian massacre in the town of Samashky, shelled rebel Chechen positions around two other towns April 11 in their drive to wipe out the last separatist bastions in the region. Russian President Yeltsin was expected...
Unveiled Glories of the Night Sky Here Is a Witty Guide to Incredible Sights in the Heavens That Can Be Seen with the Naked Eye by Those Who Escape the City Lights
Secrets of the Night Sky: The Most Amazing Things in the Universe You Can See With the Naked Eye By Bob Berman Illustrated by Alan McKnight; William Morrow, 320 pp., $23IF you want to see some of the most amazing things in the universe, all you have...
West Goes Critical over Soviet-Era Nuclear Plant
IN a big-power drama over who will fix up a potentially unsafe and thus controversial nuclear power plant in Central Europe, the West may be losing.Western companies, which had the inside track to finish building the plant in the Slovakian town of Mochovce,...
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