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 20, 1996

A N.J. City Borrows from 'Scarlet Letter' to Shame Sex Solicitors
Earlier this summer, an undercover female police officer strutted up and down a desolate street in Elizabeth, N.J.'s red-light district. In less than an hour, she was propositioned 10 times by men offering cash for sex. All 10 were arrested on the spot,...
Better State Judges
Visit the National Judicial College and you may see why Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens says electing state judges is "profoundly unwise."Out of tact, the faculty at the judicial college may deny that there's any big gap between appointed and...
Bosnians Flip for Big-Top Show Knife Throwers, Acrobats Bring Danger without Injury to a War-Torn City
In this August of political uncertainty in Bosnia, the circus has arrived in Sarajevo. The Embell Riva, a big traditional Italian circus, has set up its tent near Sarajevo's old zoo and brought elephants, tigers, zebras, camels, a llama, an ostrich,...
Create A Mascot: The Results Are In
The Olympics may have ended in Atlanta several weeks ago, but the planning for future Games goes on. Three Olympics are already counting down the days - the 1998 Winter Games in Nagano, Japan; the 2000 summer Games in Sydney, Australia; and the 2002...
Cubism as a Catalyst in Design
Whoever said Cubism was just an early 20th-century phenomenon? Certainly Picasso led the pack with his vibrant abstract works in the early 1900s. But after the intellectual fencing had run its course and popular culture cast an eye on the avante-garde,...
Doctors Resort to Unionizing in New Era of Health Reform
It'sbeing called the blue collaring of the white coats.In small but growing numbers, particularly in Florida and California, doctors are becoming dues-paying union members.The AFL-CIO now represents 33 percent of the doctors in Brevard County, in central...
East Germans Climb A Steep Path to Parity Journey from Communism to Capitalism Is a Bumpy, Uncertain Ride for Workers
At a building site in this town, Gerhard Philipp takes a break to review his employment history: Once a construction worker for an East German state enterprise that was liquidated after the two Germanys were unified, he worked for two years followed...
God's Guest -- You! Taking a Spiritual Look at Events and Issues of Special Interest to Young People
How long have you been living in the same place? Has it been for a few years now? Just a year? Months? Only a week?The other day I read a newspaper article about families who have had to move a lot, for one reason or another. For their kids, all...
Homeowner Costs Add Up Fast; Here's How to Pare Them Back
What's a person's biggest economic expense over time?"Buying, owning, and maintaining a house," says Jordan Clark, president of the United Homeowners Association (UHA), a public-interest group based in Washington. Although homeownership can provide a...
Law Encourages Retirement Plans Small-Business Workers to Benefit
When President Clinton signs a minimum-wage increase into law today, he will also make it easier for millions of Americans to save for retirement.Two provisions in the law affect savings:*First, the law will make it much easier for small businesses to...
Letters
English Por Favor: Keep America UnifiedRegarding the cartoon "English Only: Why Stop With Just the Language?", Aug. 9: The effort to make English the only language in the United States is a serious, worthy activity to ensure against ruinous divisiveness...
Mexico's Sports Reflect Its Society
One hundred and one, 22, 1. That was the final Olympic medal count for the NAFTA partners: the United States, Canada, and Mexico respectively.Mexico earned a bronze in race walking. The lone Mexican medal in 1992 in Barcelona - a silver - was also in...
New Pagers Move beyond One-Way Conversation
If the communications revolution were laid out like a department store, you'd find pagers in the bargain basement. They're cheap, easy to use, and not particularly cutting edge. But the little beeper is about to make big noise.One-way pagers are becoming...
Palestinians Sprint to Break Israeli Grip on Phone Lines
Imagine living without a telephone.Today, 97 out of every 100 Palestinians do.Whether because of poor Arab-Israeli relations or just plain poverty, the villages and towns of the West Bank and Gaza are largely phoneless. And to avoid being put on a 100,000-person...
Paris Exhibit Comes Face to Face with Henri Matisse and His Grandchildren Tell about Modeling for the Master
When you paint an apple, the portrait of that apple does not differ significantly from the portrait of any other apple. But with the human being, that's not so."For art historian Pierre Schneider, this truism explains the difficulty modern artists have...
Primitive Life Thrives in Ancient Cave Ecosystem Relies on Chemical Reactions, Not Sunlight, for Food
Bizarre cave creatures and colonies of bacteria the consistency of wet tissue are giving scientists insights on how primitive life may have formed on Earth. And they are catching the eye of at least one NASA engineer researching ways to seek signs of...
Public Wants Balanced Political Scales IN DIVIDED GOVERNMENT WE TRUST
It's been 20 months since the GOP seized control of Capitol Hill in the "Republican revolution" of 1994. That's a long time, politically speaking. Are Democrats now ready to retake the House and Senate with the "Counter-Revolution" of 1996?There's a...
Roller Hockey Hits the Streets and the Whole Neighborhood Scores Now Just about Everyone Participates in the Popular New Sport
Before roller hockey, Ed Kabbash lived on a quiet, uneventful, sleepy, suburban street."We knew who our neighbors were," says Mr. Kabbash, "But we didn't really know them. Then when the kids began playing roller hockey, everybody on our street heard...
Self-Confessed Liar Restores Credibility
After strongly criticizing Joe Klein in this column for lying about being the author of "Primary Colors," I was confronted with an ethical problem of my own. Ed Rollins, also a confessed liar, was making a revisit to the Monitor breakfast forum where...
Smoothing the Bumps to Middle School Sixth-Graders Ponder Changes on the Road to This New Phase of Their Education
Dereck O'Reilly has mixed feelings about starting junior high school in two weeks. "It makes me feel older, more mature," he says. "But I worry that I'll get lost, be late for classes. Seven classes. So much homework. It seems impossible."Dereck and...
Student Debt - Address It Now or Pay Later Ideas for Lightening This Untenable Burden Are at Hand
If April is the cruelest month, as T.S. Eliot wrote, August must be a close second. That's when many college students will be paying tuition bills for the upcoming academic year.With August comes the realization that, today, a college degree can seem...
The Perot Factor: Maverick May Mine Voter Discontent Dole Likely to Take Greatest Hit from the Texas Billionaire's Campaign
He still has the military haircut, the pithy way of speaking, and the charts. But will Ross Perot - the official candidate of the Reform Party - still get the votes of a significant portion of the American public?Some analysts don't expect Mr. Perot...
Trashy Lots: Boston Cleans, Then Liens Them
It's a menace that has grown unabated, tripping up city government officials and deteriorating the atmosphere of urban neighborhoods: overgrown trash-strewn vacant lots.But recently a trend is emerging as many cities around the nation are taking a scythe...
Voter Registration Hits High, but Will People Cast Ballots?
From MTV's Rock the Vote to appeals over the Internet to state motor-vehicle offices and traditional outreach campaigns, the United States is witnessing the most extensive voter-registration efforts ever mounted for a national election.As a result, the...
Why Are So Many Temples of Justice Dilapidated? COURTHOUSE BLUES
As the judge was walking through a little park amid buildings across the street from his court, he noticed a crew repainting the iron rails along the path. The day before, lawn mowers had been busy; on other occasions he had noticed gardeners carefully...

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