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 21, 1997

Anti-Gambling Activists Warn of Stacked Commission Deck but Casino Officials Deny Trying to Influence Selection of Study Panel
Anti-gambling activists are accusing the casino industry of spending $232,000 on lobbyists since last July to stack a national gambling study commission with sympathetic appointees.They also say that $1.9 million in contributions from gambling businesses...
Asia Eyes Japan's New Military Intelligence Unit
Some Asian governments keep a close watch on Japan to make sure that its military does not get out of hand. The memories of World War II run deep enough that seemingly incremental changes can cause concern.The recent launching of Japan's Defense Intelligence...
Balanced-Budget Agreement Eludes a Grouchy Congress
The mood on Capitol Hill is distinctly sour as Congress heads home for its two-week Easter recess.Democrats are still fuming over the Senate's treatment of former CIA nominee Anthony Lake, for one thing. And in recent days lawmakers have voted on or...
Beijing Juggles Trade, Ideology over Two Koreas China's Careful Handling of N. Korean Defectors Shows Its Approach to the Peninsula: Support Hard-Line North and Court Capitalist South
China's cooperation in allowing defector Hwang Jang Yop - one of the chief architects of North Korea's isolated, Stalinist system - to leave Beijing does not signal an end to its support for North Korea's rulers.Its careful balancing of ties with strategic...
Brahms: Chamber-Music Hero
Among chamber musicians, amateur and professional alike, few composers are as beloved as Johannes Brahms. His death 100 years ago is being commemorated with tributes all over the world, not only by chamber groups but by soloists, choruses, and orchestras,...
Child Safety vs. Higher Cost of Travel HARD CHOICES
On the roads or in the skies, few would disagree that infants are America's most precious cargo. Even parents who don't buckle up often insist that their children do. And for families with toddlers today, auto safety seats are standard equipment.After...
Clinton's Global Roadshow Five Trips in Four Months Will Help Define US Role in World - and the Clinton Presidency
Foreign policy is moving high on President Clinton's agenda. Today's talks on NATO enlargement in Helsinki with Russian President Boris Yeltsin mark the start of a heavy itinerary of travel abroad.Mr. Clinton will be making four more forays outside the...
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 least three other Monitor...
Houston Ballet Delivers Lavish 'Dracula,' Marking Novel's 100 Years
In an era when vampires turn up in magazine ads, comic strips, and movies, Houston Ballet is celebrating the grandfather of them all, "Dracula."Marking the 100th anniversary of Bram Stoker's gothic thriller, artistic director Ben Stevenson has staged...
Journalists' Loosening Grip on the Public's Trust
Indulge me in some curmudgeonly ruminations about the journalistic craft I have long loved, not always wisely, but well.We are in trouble. It is the natural order of things that we be in trouble with the powerful, whom we try to monitor. But today we...
Lease Offers Abound as Dealers Peddle Metal
Face it, new cars get more expensive every year.Or do they?With new lease wars breaking out among carmakers, many popular midsize cars have suddenly become affordable. And look for price incentives to start cropping up on minivans in the next few months,...
Letters
Just Let Him Play!I cannot believe the paternalism and naivete toward David Helfgott's concert tour in "'Shine' Pianist has Tough Act to Follow" (March 10).We have been privy to the personal story of a human being, with all its joy and suffering. Let's...
Love in Action Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
For much of the Christian world, Palm Sunday is a day of special commemoration. It marks Christ Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem. This was followed in a matter of days by his arrest, trial, and crucifixion. It was during this brief period that...
'Mr. Jeopardy' and I Have a Bone to Pick
Like so many of you, I have turned to "Jeopardy!" to cheat the mediocrity of the rest of television. I look forward, as each day wanes, to a pleasant bout with culture. With my feet up and a sugar cookie, I gain priceless knowledge about President James...
Multiple Albanian Crises the Problems in Albania Proper and in Kosovo Are Distinct
Kosovo is not Albania. Numerous commentators have warned that today's conflict in Albania could spread tomorrow to Kosovo, the troubled ethnic-Albanian populated land in the south of what remains of Yugoslavia. Yes, the battle in Albania dangerously...
Neither Side Flinches in Abortion Rematch
President Clinton and the Republican Congress are headed toward another duel over late-term abortions.This time, opponents of so-called "partial-birth" abortion are gambling they can beat the president with the exact same bill that he vetoed last year.Abortion...
New Air Bags Aim to Survive Safety Debate
New technology could deflate the ballooning criticism that auto air bags pose a hazard for children and some adults, experts say.Air bags have crashed head-on, recently, with unsettling government statistics - blaming them for the deaths of at least...
Playing for the Fun of It Chamber-Music Groups Offer a Growing Band of Amateurs a Chance to Make Music, Friends
Like so many of his generation, William Selden, retired president of Anderson-Little, took up the violin in grade school. He played all through high school, eventually switching to viola to find more chamber-music opportunities, but gave up playing shortly...
Rescue the Nation's Capital with a Flat Tax Some Sanity Has Already Returned to Washington, D.C., after Years of Mismanagement
After years of mismanagement, Washington, D.C.'s Financial Control Board has finally begun to bring some sanity back to the management of our nation's capital.While President Clinton's proposal for a radical restructuring of the federal relationship...
Rush by States to Ban Cloning Draws Ire, Again and Again
The debate over human cloning, provoked by recent scientific breakthroughs, is suddenly echoing through statehouses from Florida to California.The announcement last month that a Scottish scientist had succeeded in cloning a sheep has prompted legislators...
Secret of Rebel Blitz May Lie Elsewhere CONQUERING ZAIRE
With its Army routed, its prime minister's future in flux, and its ailing leader out of the country, the corrupt and ineffectual regime of Zairean President Mobutu Sese Seko seems to be reaching its final days.As Kinshasa buzzes with rumors and Prime...
Staying out of Prison
More than 1.5 million people occupy federal and state prison cells in the United States. All too many of them - 35 percent nationwide - serve their time only to return and serve more.Recidivism is a perennial problem, with devastating social and personal...
The Cat Door Doubled as a Desert-Critter Door
The small, crude opening in the front door of the cabin was just what Grouch needed to make the transition from her litter box in our city apartment to the outside desert. The cabin had no running water, electricity, or indoor plumbing; we, too, had...
The News in Brief
The USSenators of both parties reacted warmly to President Clinton's selection of George Tenet, a former Senate aide, to head the CIA. But Republicans said they would demand access to Tenet's FBI file, a request that put the Senate and White House at...
Urban Sprawl's Appetite for Rich Farmland
As Illinois Highway 120 winds through rural McHenry County, signs of the encroaching city are everywhere. Open fields give way to shopping malls. Farm stands are crowded by gas stations. The morning traffic is slowed not by tractors but by cement mixers...
When 'Details at 11' Means Grab a Gun
Albania may be the poorest country in Europe and one of the most isolated. But that hasn't kept it from being wired into the global village of satellite TV.And that has made all the difference in how a two-month rebellion has spread in this Balkan nation...

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