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 July 3, 1996

Almost Any Day Can Be a Holiday for Workers around the World HONORING HEROS, MOMS, SPRING
If you're an American reading this on the eve of a four-day holiday weekend, you may be benefiting from the latest trend in employee benefits in the United States.Over the last four or five years, employers have been "breaking away from the rigidity...
A Long Journey from Mexico
It has been a long, hard climb for Rosa Gonzalez, but her future now appears bright.Six years after entering the US from Nogales, Mexico, Ms. Gonzalez has passed her test for American citizenship and eagerly awaits taking the oath as a new citizen sometime...
Bungee Jumping: Do I Really Want to Be Here? Taking the Big Leap Is Easier Said Than Done, and Then, All of a Sudden, You're Ready to Do It Again - Maybe
At first sight, the resort town of Queenstown, New Zealand, looks like a sleepy haven for holiday seekers.But in this quiet hamlet, extreme sports are de rigueur.Here, nestled among the Remarkables and Richardson Mountain ranges on Lake Wakatipu, mountain...
Caesar in Cybernetica
The Gallic tribes could not have found a handsomer place to lose the Gallic wars to Caesar in 52 BC than at nearby Mont Auxois in the Burgundy countryside. Grain fields clad the rolling hills, each capped by a small forest.Burgundy is a borderless expanse...
Climbers to Scale Mini Mt. Rainier under Glass Move over Kingdome and Space Needle. the City of Seattle Plays Host to a New Man-Made Pinnacle
The buzz among the many rock climbers and rugged mountaineers here in the Pacific Northwest is about a new place to climb.That place, however, isn't a newly discovered gem among the thousands of cliffs awaiting climbers in the massive Olympic Mountains....
Colombia Wants Own Canal, an Idea Panama Ridicules
Another Central American shipping canal? The idea has been kicked around Colombia off and on for 30 years, and now the nation's beleaguered president has dredged up the idea again."An interoceanic canal could be our trademark," Colombian leader Ernesto...
Cricket as It Should Be: The French Way
The English humorist Denis Norden says October is a "funny kind of month. For the really keen cricket fan it's when you discover that your wife left you in May."No danger of that in our household.In spite of all the TV coverage, our summers are blissfully...
Election in Russia Shows Old Schism over Ties to West July 3 Runoff Will Likely Settle Issue, for Now
The choice Russian voters face in the presidential runoff is mostly seen as whether to step back toward Soviet communism or not.But deeper currents than communism - with roots at least as far back as the time of Peter the Great -- separate the two men...
Finally, a Feeling of Belonging NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Briam Saiti was oblivious when a politician urged him and the other new citizens at a recent swearing-in to exercise their new rights to vote wisely. As he pledged allegiance to the American flag, his hand over his heart, emotions flooded over him -...
For Thousands of Russians in US, Voting Keeps Ties to Russia Intact
Many Russians who emigrated to the US in recent years thought that their exit papers guaranteed they would never stand in another long line for basic goods and services.On June 16, however, about 1,000 Russian citizens who live in the United States found...
Little Has Changed: Gypsies Still Marginalized
Bad times also bring out the good in people. This period of ethnic conflict, ecological degradation, population explosion, and economic uncertainty has seen more humanitarian action than ever before. Even before governments are able to focus, private...
More Colors, Microchips for Pyrotechnic Painters
Workers have scurried for days anchoring barges, aiming mortars, and laying computer cable. They labor with all the intensity of technicians preparing a shuttle launch.The payoff comes on the Fourth of July, when Americans everywhere ease onto lawn chairs...
New Global Crackdown on Money-Laundering OPERATION DINERO
Members of Colombia's Cali cocaine cartel thought they had found a perfect way of transforming their ill-gotten cash into legal tender: a crooked bank on the Caribbean island of Antigua willing to accept their deposits. As it turned out, they made a...
One Man's Fight against Sweatshops
Mickey Mouse is trying to resist Charles Kernaghan.This might be a mistake. Ask entertainer Kathie Lee Gifford, the Liz Claiborne company, Eddie Bauer, or GAP chief executive officer Millard Drexler.Mr. Kernaghan, the executive director of the small,...
One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato Salads Here's a Trio of Cool, Creamy Spuds for Your Summer Entertaining
Summer is finally upon us, and along with sunny skies, lazy days, and casual outdoor entertaining come picnics, barbeques, and buffets.Whether the meal is a lavish wedding spread, a cookout on the beach, sandwiches at the pool, or a cold summer dinner,...
On Your Own? Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to World Events and Daily Life
Do you ever feel all alone, perhaps worried you'll have to do something all by yourself? I recently began to feel I had to do an important task all alone, without anyone's help.I began to reflect on some of the Biblical characters I knew of who had...
Peronists Lose Big in First Buenos Aires Mayor Race Independent-Minded 'PorteNos' Hand Opposition Key Victory
One of the world's most sophisticated cities finally has a sophistication it has glaringly lacked: its own elected mayor.Ever since 1880, when a small war was fought over the issue, the mayor of Buenos Aires, Argentina's capital, has been appointed by...
Proving That 'We Are Useful Citizens'
Claudia Pedroza took a long lunch break one day last month. She left her office a legal resident and returned later that day an American citizen.In between, she waited in a long line in the steamy afternoon air for about half an hour and then, flanked...
Religion and Russia
Gen. Alexander Lebed has lost no time in asserting himself as President Boris Yeltsin's new national-security adviser, but how much real clout he will have remains to be seen. Assuming Yeltsin wins reelection July 3, which appears likely unless the voter...
Roaring Down Memory Lane on In-Line Skates
While filling out the form to rent the in-line skates, I hesitated at the "age" blank. Was it really necessary to record the number that labeled me as a senior citizen? I had to admit that, on paper, the number did not look age-appropriate to the activity....
S. Africa's Brutal Province Shaken Up in Election ANC ADVANCES IN ZULU LAND
Local elections in South Africa's Zulu heartland have strengthened the strongholds of the rival parties that have been fighting for a decade. Political observers say this could either polarize the province or help embryonic peace initiatives.Provisional...
Satellite TV Dishes Up Competition for Cable SWITCHING CHANNELS
Those miniature satellite dishes popping up on America's housetops herald a new kind of television.They already offer better-looking pictures, clearer sound, and more channels than the average cable-TV service provides. Satellite television is becoming...
Stepping through America's Golden Door
In a recent ceremony in Tucson, more than 1,000 people from around the globe took the oath that transformed them into US citizens.It was the city's largest such event to date, paralleling many similarly crowded initiations across the nation. Chicago...
Tell-All Books Create a Novel PR Problem for White House
When President Clinton took office, he addressed his staff with a solemn edict: Don't talk to the press. Designated spokesmen will handle that job.Three-and-a-half years later, it's safe to say many in the White House didn't listen. Bookstore shelves...
The News in Brief
THE USThirteen members of the "Viper Militia" paramilitary group accused of plotting to blow up government buildings were arrested in Phoenix, Ariz. An undercover federal agent became a member of the group after a hunter told police that camouflaged...
Top British MPs Call London Broadsheets Slim on Substance Minister's Fedora Fetish Replaces Serious Newspaper Analysis, Say Lawmakers
Former American Vice President Spiro Agnew once derided reporters as "nattering nabobs of negativism." Polls regularly bemoan the media's lack of objectivity. Indeed, a favorite pastime of people the world over, it seems, is slamming the press.But Britain's...
Uncle Sam Wants to Play, Wants A Say, but Doesn't Want to Pay How Not to Win Friends and Influence Nations
Suppose a local Rotary Club had the community's most wealthy and powerful citizen, Sam Smith, as a member. Imagine that the Rotarians had a dues system that reflected the ability to pay, so that wealthy Sam Smith paid more in dues than any other Rotarian.To...
'Viper' Arrests Mark Victory in Domestic Terrorism War
Arrests of bombmaking militia members in Arizona this week appear to mark a major victory for law-enforcement officials fighting domestic terrorism.But the downfall of the so-called "Viper Militia," which came as the result of some serendipity as well...
What the Summit Missed
As usual, leaders of the world's top economies dealt with their job needs and the anxieties of the moment rather than the big picture at their annual summit.The Group of Seven leaders (a.k.a. the G-7) left Lyon, France, last week awarding themselves...
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