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, 1996

A Mideast War That Won't Go Away in Turkey's Mountainous Southeast, Army Fights Kurdish Separatists
THE Turkish Army's intelligence reports were correct: Deeply hidden in a stony mountain valley in eastern Turkey, separatist Kurdish guerrillas had set up a training and command base.Turkish troops moved quickly to surround them, but the Kurdistan Workers'...
Atlanta's 'Intelligent' Highway GRIDLOCK BUSTER
SUDDENLY the brake lights start to flicker and the snake of cars in front of you slows to a crawl, then a stop. You're stuck on Interstate 85, miles from your downtown exit.But before you can ogle the Olympic Village rising on the right, an electronic...
Bertram Wooster, Meet Sherlock Holmes
RUMPOLE AND THE ANGEL OF DEATHBy John MortimerViking, 261 pp., $22.95 Some people contend that John Mortimer's creation Horace Rumpole is a lofty hybrid of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and P.G. Wodehouse's Bertram Wooster. Perhaps the former...
Beyond the Call of Duty
FOR decades, American diplomats, especially those in great tourist spots, have had to drop everything to cater to the whims of visiting congressmen.They have endured weekends lost to squiring congressional spouses on shopping sprees; work days and nights...
Bosnia Fumble
WHILE the Bosnian conflict was at its worst, this paper and others reported that the Bosnian government was getting arms from Iran through Croatia in violation of the international arms embargo on all the former-Yugoslav parties.As this was going on,...
Canada's Growth Prospects Brightened by Exports to US
EXPORTS continue to drive Canada's economy, gaining steam from treaties reducing tariffs with the United States and Mexico.With exports to the US surging, Canada's overall economic growth is expected to be steady at about 2 percent in 1996. But unemployment...
CD REVIEWS an Occasional Update of Music Releases
POP/ROCKThe Nields - Gotta Get Over Greta (Razor & Tie): From the Who-influenced title track, it's clear that the Nields have jumped clean out of the folk bin and landed squarely in the middle of pop-rock. While the vocals of sisters Katryna and Nerissa...
Clinton's Visit to Tokyo Is a Time to Think Big the US and Japan Should Be Able to Work out Enough Differences to Focus on Their Common Global Agenda
SEVENTY percent of the public doesn't trust elected politicians. They think democracy isn't working very well, but they have more confidence in local government. A majority are dissatisfied with their public schools. Improving the economy is their...
Clinton Visit to Japan Aims at Security, Not Trade, Ties WARM, FUZZY SUMMIT?
IN recent years, American and Japanese trade officials have opened their meetings by giving each other sporting goods that double as weapons: a baseball bat and a bamboo sword. The idea was to preface their often bitter discussions over trade with staged...
Core Concepts in Media Literacy
THE Center for Media Literacy in Los Angeles produces resource materials for teachers. Here are some excerpts from what they consider the core concepts of media literacy:All media are constructions. Media are carefully manufactured cultural products....
Decoding the MEDIA A Growing Trend Teaches Children How to Analyze and Critique Today's Media Messages
Educators are finally coming out of denial: Students are more interested in "The Simpsons" than in Socrates. By conservative estimates, students spend 1,500 hours a year in front of the TV and 1,100 hours a year in school.What has that meant for children...
Editorial Letters
Solutions for A Lasting Peace In JerusalemRegarding the opinion-page article "Jerusalem: Victim or Conqueror?" April 2: We at the American Committee on Jerusalem (ACJ) believe that the geographic division of Jerusalem is only one aspect of a potential...
Era of Tumult Grips Statehouses as Power Shifts Political Hands
UNDER the gold dome of Massachusetts's capitol this week, the Speaker of the House resigned in disgrace, a bitter succession struggle ensued, and the Democrat who emerged as winner did so by luring every Republican in the mahogany-paneled chamber to...
Father and Son Strike out at Team Sports
I am a failed sports fan. I don't understand the strategies for trading baseball cards. I don't know how to keep box scores. I do not know the names and functions of the positions in football or basketball. I don't even tune in to the local pro sports...
Fed Police Force Grows by Leaps and Badges as Ranks Swell, Some Question Whether Bigger Is Better
FROM the FBI agents who nabbed Theodore Kaczynski in Montana to Border Patrol cops chasing illegal immigrants in Texas, the machinery of federal law enforcement today is bigger than ever before - and still growing.At a time when most of the US government...
FREEZE FRAMES the Monitor Movie Guide
APRIL 12, 1996Movies containing violence (V), sexual situations (S), nudity (N), and profanity (P) are noted. Ratings and comments by the panel (blue stars) reflect the sometimes diverse views of at least three other viewers. Look for more guidance...
Guns: A Children's Issue
IN 1983, 2,951 children and teens in the United States died from gunfire. Ten years later, in 1993, 5,751 people under the age of 20 died at the hand of a gun - a 94 percent increase.A new report by the Children's Defense Fund, based on data from the...
Holy Land Pilgrims, '90S Style as Peace Progresses, Christian Visitors Seek New Experiences
THE Mideast is no longer the crossroads of the world, but a remnant of those days of silk-and-spice caravans comes to life every year at this time: pilgrimages to the Holy Land.From Tokyo to Toledo, pilgrims seeking religious experience travel to Jerusalem...
How Mother Managed to Keep Her Good Cents
My father thought first things first, and then he'd get rich, so he married my mother first and they had a few years of the silent pennies before you could truthfully say the dollars set in. My mother was a saving woman, however, and they made out fine.I...
In Slap at US, China Rewards France for Downplaying Rights
IN the 1970s, American diplomats referred to "playing the China card" in their dealings with the Soviet Union. This week, Chinese Premier Li Peng is playing the French card in his nation's disputes with the United States over human rights, trade, and...
Israeli Tactics Shut out Palestinians, and Peace
AT a raucous session of Israel's parliament last year, Haim Ramon, a rising star in the Labor Party who is currently minister of interior, declared that those who promised to end terror were at best liars, and at worst simply stupid.Mr. Ramon's judgment...
Mexico Calls US 'Xenophobic' for Incidents on Fleeing Aliens
MEXICO'S virulent reaction to recent incidents involving undocumented Mexicans in the US indicates that relations between the two countries could be slipping back to an old, angrier mode.But the reaction is as much a sign of Mexicans' frustration with...
Probing the Lives of 'Ordinary' Folks 'A Family Thing' and 'Carried Away' Portray Characters Grappling with Everyday Issues
It's always refreshing when Hollywood looks beyond its preoccupations with action, fantasy, and movie-star glamour, focusing instead on ordinary people in the modest communities where most folks really live.Two new pictures do just that, but with such...
Schools Fight Gang Colors by Pushing Uniform Gray Chicago High School Bans Air Jordans, Votes on New Dress Code
WHEN Chadwick Bethune showed up at Chicago's Calumet High School last week sporting the latest in urban chic - brand new, $130 Air Jordan basketball shoes - his envious classmates groaned.So did school officials. The black, mid-top, mesh and patent leather...
The News in Brief
The USA federal judge sided with federal prosecutors and refused media requests to unseal a search warrant for the Una-bomber suspect's cabin. US District Judge Charles Lovell also gave the first on-the-record confirmation that a completed bomb was found...
The Ultimate Security
I NOTICED a breeze in my car and saw that one back window had been shattered. Bundles of clothes that had been in the back seat were gone. Already I was between jobs. I needed to find a new place to live immediately. And now this.Experience had taught...
Top Ten Viewing Tips for Television
These guidelines for parents were published by Dennis-Yarmouth (Mass.) Regional Schools and C-3 (TV), the local-access cable channel, as a community service.1. Watch TV with your children. Ask questions about shows; initiate discussion about themes and...
US Joins Race to Build A Better Supersonic Jet
FOR six years, aeronautical engineers have been designing the next generation of supersonic jetliners. They envision an aircraft powered by ceramic engines with ozone-safe exhaust, piloted from a cockpit with no front windows, and with fares cheap enough...
Wall Street's Query: Is a 'Correction' Close?
IT has been an exciting week for stock-market investors. By closing time on Wednesday, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 196.9 points, or about 3.5 percent."We have been telling our clients for some time that it would not be unnatural for there...
Word Gets around, Anonymously
ON April 3 at 3 p.m., Eastern time, CBS broke the story that the FBI was preparing to execute a search warrant on the home of the Unabomber suspect. To complaints that this report may have forced the hand of the FBI, CBS responded that it had been holding...
Worth Noting on TV
SATURDAYThe Masters (CBS, 3:30- 6 p.m. EDT): This prestigious golf tournament, held each year at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, celebrates its 60th year. Contenders include Nick Faldo, Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, and defending champion Ben...
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