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 March 25, 1996

A Cat-by-Cat Solution to Homeless Pets
NOT many people can say they run a homeless shelter and an adoption agency in their own home.Sheera Kahn can. Granted, her clients are the four-legged kind - feline, to be exact. The young Boston travel agent devotes much of her time rescuing and rehabilitating...
After A Winter of Discontent, Going Home Hastens Spring
I WASN'T looking forward to going back home. It was the dead of winter. It would be cold, and it had been so long since I had lived on the farm. I didn't know if I could bear the isolation. Pulling into the drive with my two-year-old son and Siamese...
American Eccentrics
HOLDING ON: DREAMERS, VISIONARIES, ECCENTRICS, AND OTHER AMERICAN HEROESBy David Isayand Harvey WangW. W. Norton & Co.216 pp., $25Eccentricity, whatever you might hear to the contrary, is not the exclusive province of the English. Being English myself,...
Arafat Tightens Screws on Hamas ISRAELIS SEEK RINGLEADER
THE Palestinian Authority (PA) is planning a follow-up operation to sustain its toughest-ever security crackdown on Islamic militants in Gaza and the West Bank, according to Palestinian President Yasser Arafat's top security chief.In the wake of four...
Auguste Rodin: Prophet of Modernism the Sculptor Eschewed Cool, Classic Style for a Rougher, More Turbulent Approach
The French sculptor Auguste Rodin's works are seared into our collective cultural awareness in the same way that painter Claude Monet's masterpieces are - as one of the earliest incursions into modernism. The irony is that what seemed revolutionary in...
Beef Crisis Butchers British Economy
BRITAIN'S beef industry is facing ruin.Government-appointed scientists have asserted that infected cattle are likely to have caused the deaths of at least 10 people and that the lives of tens of thousands more could be at risk.Their comments, in a special...
Brazil Holds Its Breath until Eve of the Oscars If 'O Quatrilho' Wins, Exposure Will Boost a Reviving Film Industry's Confidence
THE year is 1969. A euphoric United States ambassador is celebrating the American landing on the moon at a popular downtown dance hall.In halting Portuguese, the diplomat greets a crowd of men in baggy suits and women in beehive hairdos, standing before...
Bulls in China's Shop
TO be rich may be glorious, as Deng Xiaoping is supposed to have said. But to be rich and democratic is more glorious still.That's the message accumulating around the perimeter of China. Taiwan now has joined Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Thailand...
Controversy Hits Oscars Even before Envelopes Opened
If movies are the cultural memory of our century, then Hollywood has amnesia when it comes to African-Americans, says the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who has called for nationwide protests against tonight's Academy Awards broadcast.Indeed, while black ties will...
Democrats Should Back Lower Immigration
THE split among congressional Republicans over whether to reduce legal immigration left the decision to minority-party Democrats. The choice of which Republican faction to back should not have been difficult, because the GOP rift is in essence about...
Dole's Management Style: Fit for Oval Office?
FOR the past 12 years, Bob Dole has spent his days building consensus as Republican leader in the United States Senate, a job some liken to pushing a wheelbarrow full of bullfrogs.But Mr. Dole, the Senate majority leader and likely Republican presidential...
Ex-Soviet States Stay Soviet on Rights Central Asia Clings to an Authoritarian Rather Than 'European' Approach to Human Rights Series: CENTRAL ASIA: EMPIRE'S ORPHAN
JOURNALISTS harassed and sued. Two activists jailed for distributing a leaflet insulting the president. A government-sponsored referendum passed by a 95-percent "Yes" vote reminiscent of the Soviet era. Welcome to Kyrgyzstan, the freest country in the...
Family Camp: When Mom and Dad Decide to Tag Along
Maybe it was the story about canoeing under a full moon. Or hearing about toasting marshmallows by a roaring campfire on the lake one too many times. Or just a desire to share some fun with their children after the hectic winter months.Whatever the motivation,...
From the Mouth of a Voting Member
PhilLIP Pine'S eyes twinkle as he tells his wartime story of meeting Eleanor Roosevelt, then segues with a veteran actor's perfect timing back to the question at hand. "Yes," he laughs, "I'm one of those 'stupid Academy voters,' " one of the 3,500 or...
Homeless Dog Population Drops Sharply
While the homeless pet population is still a major problem in the United States, the dog population seems to be coming under control. The number of dogs being handled by shelters has declined substantially, says Andrew Rowan, director of the Tufts Center...
How One City Survives Base Closing DOIN' THE CHARLESTON
THREE years ago, when the federal government announced it would close the Charleston Naval Base, the news hit this quaint coastal city like a shell from a frigate.The base and shipyard were the region's largest employer - accounting for 22,000 jobs....
Making Summer Plans to Suit Young Teens
After years of watching their children trot happily off during the summer to chase soccer balls or practice gymnastics, parents can suddenly face a radically different landscape as their tot turns teen."Soccer camp?" the suddenly blase child may ask...
Many Immigrants Are Here by Our Choice Washington, D.C., Latinos Are a Case in Point
IT'S natural to want to have things both ways. But when it comes to immigration, we should guard against the tendency to believe that we can. The recent influx of Central Americans into the nation's capital highlights some of the paradoxes in our attitudes...
Mental Wellness Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to World Events and Daily Life
SCIENTIFIC research in physiology continues to advance the knowledge of mental processes. Left-side/right-side theories of brain dominance and newer brain-mapping techniques are seen as promising adjuncts to such fields as surgery and psychology. But...
Mistrust of NATO Unites Wary Russia Nation Still Sees West with 'Enemy Mentality'
THE message from the West rings brutally clear in the ears of Russians: You remain the enemy, and we will isolate you militarily.One after another, senior Western officials have brought a strong message to Moscow that, like it or not, NATO will expand...
More Than Just 'Bug Juice' at These Summer Camps from 'Space Habitats' to Whitewater Rafting to Simply Enjoying a Slower Pace, Numerous Options Exist to Keep Kids Busy and Happy
Sometime in June, millions of American schoolchildren will burst out of their classrooms for the last time this school year. They'll "shut them books and throw them away," tear home, toss their backpacks into the back of the closet with glee - and look...
Opening Up Books to Employees Boosts Profits MANAGEMENT TREND
IN the gritty plants of Springfield Remanufacturing Corp., janitors pick up stray screws from trash heaps and factory workers know the cost of every part they touch.Employees here have an eye on the bottom line. "Everybody's bonus is on the line if parts...
Orange County: Citrus Test for Bob Dole in Fall Election Polls Show Dole Trailing Clinton in California Conservative Bastion
MICHAEL R., an unemployed twentysomething, explains that he "dislikes Bob Dole for lecturing Hollywood to cool it on violence in movies."Rebecca L., a retired widow, says "Dole is certainly not too old physiologically {to be president} but is unfortunately...
Shelter's Big Success at Placing Pets
FOR as long as she can remember, Babette Lewyt has loved animals. Growing up in France, she would often take in stray dogs and cats, earning her the nickname "Saint Babette."So it's no surprise that today, Mrs. Lewyt is celebrating more than two decades...
Taiwan's President Will Seek to Parlay Victory into Talks
BUOYED by his election triumph, Taiwan's President Lee Teng-hui has pledged to make peace with China. What Taiwanese now ask is, Will China listen?Saturday's presidential vote was a resounding win for the island's incumbent leader. China threatened Taiwan...
Texas Grand Jury Triggers Gun Debate GUN-BARREL BROUHAHA
TEXANS haven't been permitted to carry concealed handguns since shortly after the Civil War. But on Jan. 1, that prohibition was lifted and Texans have been trading shots ever since in a debate over firearms that is anything but civil.The controversy...
US's Delicate Dance with Iran the US Has Opted for Quiet Diplomacy to Halt Moscow's Sale of Nuclear Power Plants to Iran, Not Entirely out of Choice
IN March 1995, the Clinton administration launched a high-profile diplomatic offensive to pressure Russia to cancel an $800 million sale to Iran of a nuclear-power reactor.Senior officials warned the deal could advance the Islamic republic's alleged...
US to Canada: Play with Cuba, You'll Pay
IN the late 1960s, former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau was on a list of persons forbidden entry to the United States for desiring closer economic ties with Fidel Castro Ruz's Cuba, which the US was embargoing.Now executives from a number of...
Vague Guide on English
THE slow journey toward credible national educational standards for the US continues, with occasional detours and engine trouble.The latter was evident in the recently publicized national guidelines for English curricula put together by the National...
Why It Pays to Invest Abroad
IN the half century that Americans have provided development aid to struggling nations around the world, we have witnessed many successes and several failures. We have learned from those experiences, and today's revamped assistance programs are leaner...
World's Cities Running out of Room Urban Population Rise Threatens to Exacerbate Pollution and Poverty
IN 1950, the Nigerian capital of Lagos had a population of 290,000. It was about as big as Wichita, Kan., is today.But by 2010, greater Lagos is projected to have a population of 21 million - or nearly 1-1/2 times more than metropolitan New York today.The...