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 November 8, 1996

Britain Sharpens Scissors for TV, Film Violence
Britain is launching a campaign on three fronts to cut levels of violence and explicit sex on television and in home videos.Simultaneously, British police are to get greater powers to stop and search people suspected of carrying knives and other potentially...
Canada Lets Defendants Turn the Tables on Their Prosecutors
While American politicians are busy getting tough on criminals, Canada is getting tough on prosecutors.Several prominent cases - most notably that of David Milgaard, who spent 23 years in a Saskatchewan prison for a murder he did not commit - are swaying...
CD Reviews an Occasional Review of Music Releases. Series: An Occasional Review of Music Releases
POP/ROCKSheryl Crow - Sheryl Crow (A&M Records): Sheryl Crow can sing. She can croon; she can melt you like an old lounge singer; she can make you get up and dance. All this on her second CD, with its radio hit "If It Makes You Happy." Crow wrote or...
Clinton's New Cabinet to Keep Centrist Creed
Hotel workers throughout Washington are still sweeping up debris from Tuesday's election night parties. But Clinton II, The Final Term, is already playing in the nation's capital.Evidence is as close as the White House itself. Among other things, President...
Don't Concede a Divided Bosnia
Three years ago this weekend, after repeated shelling by Croatian religious nationalists, the Old Bridge at Mostar, the 16th century masterpiece that symbolized the multireligious Bosnia, collapsed into the Neretva River.Now former Secretary of State...
Football's King of Comebacks Denver Broncos Star Quarterback John Elway Avoids Media Spotlight and Values the Stability of a Quiet Life
Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway's passing and rushing statistics are almost certain to land him a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Fame, however, is something he seems to care little about.In an age of media hype, when National Football League...
Freeze Frames: The Monitor Movie Guide
Here are the week's reviews of both the latest releases and current films, rated according to the key below ("o" for forget it). The capsule reviews are by Monitor film critic David Sterritt; the one liners from a panel of at lease three other Monitor...
Out on Video A Weekly Update of Video Releases Series: A Weekly Update of Video Releases
THE BIG CLOCKKevin Costner's thriller "No Way Out" was directly inspired by this film noir classic from 1948, starring Ray Milland as an overworked magazine executive who's assigned to track down the killer of his boss's mistress - knowing that the trail...
Presidential Elections, Challenges of the Years US Presidential Election Challenge Question
US Presidential Election Challenge QuestionAssume that there are just two candidates and say half the population in each state votes. What is the fewest number of votes with which one could be elected president? What if there are three candidates?Answer...
Prison Where Mandela Was Jailed to Memorialize S. Africa's Struggle
During its long, ignoble past, Robben Island served variously as a leper colony, naval base, mental institution, whaling station, and jail to South Africa's most famous political prisoner, Nelson Mandela.A new phase - as a shrine to past suffering and...
Sports Betting Changes Meaning of 'The Big Game'
Gridiron gambling must have seemed like a sure bet at the time. The Boston College players knew the teams and they knew the plays. The risk was getting caught - and that's exactly what happened. Thirteen members of the Division 1 team are suspended...
Texaco Case Raises Red Flag for Companies over Racism
It could become the corporate equivalent of the Rodney King beating case.The public airing this week of tape recordings of top executives at Texaco Inc. - berating minority workers with racial epithets and planning to destroy documents related to a discrimination...
The Myth, the Truth, and the General's Glory
We pause," says the radio announcer, "to honor America," and as prelude to the afternoon game, we get a rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" by a local thrush, or perhaps a glee club. All to the good. I like the occasions when a Canadian team comes...
The New Cars of 1997
This will be a good year for car buyers.Dream-car factories are cranking out stunning new models, and many more-ordinary cars have gotten better.*Prices, after spiraling ever-higher for 15 years, are leveling off - in a few cases dropping: Lincoln has...
The News in Brief
The USSecretary of State Warren Christopher, known for his quiet persuasion, was expected to officially submit his resignation. Christopher's successes include: freezing North Korea's nuclear weapons program, ending the war in Bosnia, and encouraging...
The Voter-Lawmakers
Parental rights. Term limits. Campaign finance. In Tuesday's election, a record number - 90 - of citizen initiatives made it onto the ballot in states that allow them. Hundreds of other measures were proposed by state and local governments.Increasingly,...
The World Stage Awaits Clinton's Second Term
Does a president change in his second term, when he contemplates not the next election, but the judgment of history?President Clinton may well be tempted to follow the examples of previous second-termers - Truman, Eisenhower, Nixon, and Reagan - all...
Those Political Polls - Sometimes Accurate, Sometimes Not
Election '96 will be remembered for the deluge of public opinion polls that confidently predicted President Clinton's reelection. It will also be remembered for some polls that grossly exaggerated the margin of his final victory.On election eve, various...
Towns Dread Job Cuts but Investors Applaud the Role of 'Chainsaw'
How do you fight a chainsaw?In one way or another, that's the question 25 communities nationwide are asking as they await with trepidation the edict of Albert Dunlap.The corporate pruner, proudly known as "Chainsaw," has a reputation as one of America's...
US Must Rescue Kurds Who Trusted US Employers
We have painted ourselves into a corner in northern Iraq. More accurately, the US government has supplied the brushes the Kurds have used to paint themselves into that corner.For decades, the international community recognized the need for refugees to...
'What Should I Do?' Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to World Events and Daily Life
People have often been attracted to Christian Science for physical healing. I was not. Our twin sons were in the fourth grade and were unable to read. At a parent-teacher conference, I heard the gloomy pronouncement that, should they continue to learn...
Whitewater, Campaign Finance Issues Will Only Intensify, Observers Say President Faces Legal, Ethical Scrutiny in His Second Term
President Clinton and his advisers may have hoped that his re-election with 49 percent of the popular vote would bring a halt to the seeming endless swirl of allegations and innuendoes.But political observers say that the same legal and ethics questions...
Why Do Hutus and Tutsis Fight? A Thumbnail History
According to Western popular culture - based largely on movies like Tarzan and King Solomon's Mines, for example - an "African tribe" is an antlike group of people with fixed ideas and customs and a chief whose word is law.This thinking makes it easy...
World Aims to Return Mass of Hutu Refugees but Many May Not Leave Zaire for Tutsi-Led Rwanda
An international community concerned at the possibility of a humanitarian catastrophe in Central Africa is desperately trying to find ways to once and for all get more than 1 million Rwandan refugees back home from Zaire.The latest proposal is to create...
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