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 February 27, 1997

A Drug War Plus
Ecery year the federal government comes out with a national drug control strategy, and every year it's greeted with criticism about skewed priorities. This year, according to the head of the National Office of Drug Control Policy, Barry McCaffrey, those...
A Journey in Memory of an Old Friend
Last OrdersBy Graham Swift Picador296 pp.,$15.99 It sometimes seems there are only two kinds of novels. There is the disposable sort, the plots and details of which are mercifully forgotten even before we chuck the printed copy in the bin. And then...
Anti-Tobacco Campaign Starts Young Educators Hope That Targeting Ever-Younger Children with New Books, Ad Campaigns, and Music Will Help Antismoking Message Take Root
Educators are targeting younger and younger children to teach them about the dangers of smoking.The efforts now extend to kindergarten children - almost all of whom are not interested in smoking at all. But antismoking groups believe the only way to...
Broaching Touchy Topics with Kids A National Campaign Urges Parents to Keep Lines Open and Talk Often
Call it the birds and bees or the facts of life. By whatever name, it's a subject that can still make parents squirm when the moment arrives to sit down with their children and talk about sex.Only 62 percent of parents have talked with their 8-to-12-year-olds...
Canada Proposes Wildlife Law with Weak Teeth Scientists Say Law Does Little to Protect Habitat of Wildlife
Canada is the second-largest country on earth, and a proud exporter to the world of minerals, oil, and lumber since its early days. But that history has also etched a ragged trail across its vast and varied ecosystem.Some 62 animals and plants - from...
Certify or Not Certify? That Isn't the Question
Last week's revelation by the Mexican government that it had arrested its top antidrug official because he was on the payroll of the nation's largest and most vicious drug cartel came at a bad time. It was just 15 days before President Clinton has to...
Clinton Teeters on Legal Edge of Finance Law
It's one of the main defenses White House officials use when reporters ask them about President Clinton's political fundraising activities: "We're no different than those other guys."On Tuesday, White House spokesman Michael McCurry even cited academic...
Court Weighs Widow's Right to a Lake Tahoe View
The right to control what happens on your property is something bone-deep for most Americans - a sentiment that often flourishes alongside such prized patriotic "rights" as low taxes, free speech, and locally run schools.Yesterday the United States ...
Documenting Shifts in How People Perceived God
Freud's Paranoid Quest: Psychoanalysis and Modern SuspicionBy John FarrellNYU Press 275 pp., $34.95 The modern age began for Western civilization when Europeans shifted their theological view of God, trading a "kindly Architect" for a "mighty King."...
East Barely Meets West in Hong Kong Difficulty of Translating English Laws into Chinese May Stymie Justice
It's quite a challenge. How do you translate the common law, some of the terms incomprehensible even to untrained English speakers, into Chinese, the language of a country with no common-law tradition, not even, some would argue, respect for the rule...
Environmentalist 'Davids' Oppose Goliath Dam Projects 'Green' Groups Target Projects That Displace Thousands of People and Hurt the Ecology
In a city of global bankers noted for "business as usual," environmental activist Peter Bosshard speaks for a new breed of Swiss committed to "green" values - concerted public action to preserve Earth's natural resources.Mr. Bosshard shares leadership...
Family-Friendly Gardening How to Make Green Spaces into Play Places and Preserve the Peonies in the Process
CREATING A FAMILY GARD TYPE:MAGICAL OUTDOOR SPACES FOR ALL AGESBy Bunny GuinnessAbbeville Press, 168 pp., $29.95 'Creating a Family Garden" author Bunny Guinness designs gardens with children in mind. For anyone who as a youngster was scolded for trampling...
Fed Chairman Warns Stock Investors Again EXUBERANCE REVISITED
For a man known for obfuscation, Alan Greenspan is becoming increasingly blunt.The chairman of the Federal Reserve delivered a sharp warning yesterday on the dangers of an overheated stock market - the third in three months. His message is raising new...
Federal Budget Deficit May Shrink All by Itself GIFT FROM WALL STREET
Look for a significant drop in the budget deficit this year - perhaps as much as 23 percent - even if Washington takes no legislative action to reduce it.The economy may simply do what a free market system is supposed to do: take care of itself - no...
Flat-Screen TVs in Catalog near You NEW PRODUCTS
Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates plans to have a flat-panel monitor hanging on the wall in every room of his new lakeside Seattle home.Now they're available to anyone - anyone who can afford them, that is. Hammacher Schlemmer, the Chicago-based catalog...
Freedom from Worry Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
You can spend the rest of your life worrying, and it won't improve a thing. Worry involves being preoccupied in the present as a result of concern over what might or might not happen in the future.The world often equates worrying with caring. One argues...
Gun-Control Laws Scrutinized after Empire State Shooting Proposed New Rules Would Stop Foreign Tourists from Buying Guns
The shootings on the Empire State Building have galvanized the gun-control movement.In the wake of Sunday's gunfire, which killed one person, anti-gun legislators are asking for new federal rules to close some loopholes that allowed a Palestinian tourist...
Honk If You Love 'Art Cars'
Harrod Blank likes to stop his van in front of a bus stop, click on his small public-address system, and say, "OK, everybody, say 'cheese.' "Jaws drop. Mothers clutch small children. Grown men groan and smile. Teens say, "Cooooool."Mr. Blank's 1972 Dodge...
In Praise of Bouillabaisse
In these dog-sled days of winter, few foods present the palate with a finer promise of warm weather to come than thick, rich soup or stew.A bouillabaisse, for instance: that sunny-weather dish native to the port city of Marseilles in the south of France.Because...
Jules Verne's 130-Year-Old Look Ahead
PARIS IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURYBy Jules VerneTranslated by Richard Howard Random House 240 pp. $21 One of science fiction's founding fathers, the 19th-century French writer Jules Verne (1828-1905) not only predicted many of the technological advances...
Learning UN-Speak? Reform Means Better; No, Reform Means Less. Dues Are to Pay; No, Dues Are to Owe
By including in his State of the Union address an appeal for payment of America's delinquent dues to the United Nations, President Clinton has signaled his determination to rescue the organization from congressional adversaries who would enfeeble or...
Letters
A Time of Adjustment for Disabilities Act"Why the Disabilities Act Is Missing Its Mark," Jan. 16, frankly misses the mark. While the author may be knowledgeable about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), his essay is filled with misconceptions...
Listen Up
Angela's Ashes - Frank McCourtRead by the authorSimon & Schuster Audio, $24 Four cassettes, 6 hrs., Abridged Frank McCourt has a way with words. His memoir of his Irish childhood, "Angela's Ashes," has garnered numerous literary awards and is enjoying...
Major American Artist Resurfaces in Kansas City Exhibit Illuminates Albert Bloch's Significant Contribution to 20th-Century Art
In the world of art, the spotlight of rediscovery sometimes shines in the unlikeliest places.Take the case of Albert Bloch. The Missouri-born artist of German descent was, for a period of about eight years near the turn of the century, at the forefront...
Seeds for the Heart in the Inner City
A PATCH OF ED TYPE:AMERICA'S INNER-CITY GARDENERSBy H. Patricia HynesChelsea Green Publishing 185 pp., $18.95 A weed wouldn't dare show its head in these gardens! Anyone who still thinks of gardening as a frivolous hobby should read Patricia Hynes's...
Small Nations Are Giants of Behind-the-Scene Negotiations
Small European nations increasingly see the example of the legendary Dutch boy at the dike as their role model in facing the conflict-laden politics of water scarcity and water control worldwide.From the Mideast to Asia to Africa, countries like Switzerland...
States Clash over Transportation Money Southern Lawmakers Vie with Northeast for Federal Dollars
Political parties and ideology alone don't determine what goes on in the nation's capital. The upcoming battle royal over highway funding is a reminder that regional interests are at least as important.In a huge continental nation such as the United...
The News in Brief
The USConservative House Democrats were expected to release a budget-balancing package in which they propose to save $103 billion over five years by reducing the increase in the Consumer Price Index by 0.8 percent. Also, President Clinton urged Robert...
'The Wolfsonian' Is Hottest Addition to Miami's Modern Art Scene
The Museum of Modern Art is in New York City, but the museum of modernity is in Miami Beach, Fla.Located in the justly famous Art Deco district of the city, the recently opened Wolfsonian focuses on the ways in which the decorative arts reflect European...
Thinking Garden in Midwinter the Soil Is a Transforming Medium Expressing Color, Artistry - and Fresh Vegetables
Bleak landscape. Frozen soil. Dreary weather. A writer once referred to February as the 3 a.m. of the calendar year. But some of the most creative gardening happens in midwinter, when the only things blooming in northern climates are found in the pages...
Tic, Tac, Toe: Trees in a Row
Along the west and the south boundaries of the hay and cattle ranch we took care of in northeastern Oregon, trees in dense stands of lodgepole pine had died when pine beatles bored through the bark and circled the trees with tunnels through the cambium....
TV Ratings Rate Poorly with V-Chip Inventor and Father of Three
As children's advocates and network television executives converge today on Capitol Hill to air their views on the effectiveness of the two-month-old television ratings system, a key voice will be absent.Tim Collings, the inventor of the V-chip, isn't...
Vienna Faces the Music: Do Men Play Better?
Is one of the last bastions of the Austro-Hungarian Empire about to crumble under siege from a group of energized American women on the Internet?For months, reports have been circulating that the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (VPO) may finally go co-ed,...
What's On
TV highlights for the week of March 2-8. All times are Eastern; check local listings. Ratings are listed for shows when available (see explanation box below).SUNDAY - 3/2Journey of the Heart (CBS, 9-11 p.m.): Cybill Shepherd gives a strong performance...

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