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 May 22, 1995

Act on Your Prayer Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to World Events and Daily Life
THE storm that was raging outside was not the kind that left the option to crawl under the covers and wait it out. Between the loud claps of thunder that punctuated the lightning and wind, my thoughts went to the story of Elijah in the Bible and to...
A Modest Sanctuary in the Midst of a Great City
My 3-1/2-room New York City apartment where I have lived for 30 years:"How small to others, but how great to me!" (Ovid).James Boswell, in his journal, describes returning home at night to his London rooms. "I can come home in an evening, put on my old...
A Snapshot of Racial Prejudice
AS my pickup slammed into the left-turning vehicle in the intersection, I didn't imagine this minor accident would claim such a major casualty: my false sense of America's progress in race relations.It was around 9 p.m. I was hurrying home, as was the...
At Dawn of Television's 'Third Era,' Networks Already Feel the Heat Hard-Pressed by Cable, Syndicators, and Satellite Delivery, ABC,CBS, and NBC Are Embroiled in the Most Intense Ratings War Ever; the Result Is More Titillation, More Violence -- and Some Gems Series: TV NOW
PRODUCER Beth Polson, an Emmy-laden veteran of 20 years' experience with all three major networks, can't forget the conversation she had last February."I was pitching movie-of-the-week ideas to a top network exec when he said, 'Give me {a movie like}...
A TV Pioneer Says the Industry Has Lost Its Way Series: TV NOW
NORMAN LEAR has participated in 40 of television's 50 years of history. He's best known as the producer of such acclaimed series as "All in the Family," "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman," and "Maude." Here are excerpts from a Monitor interview and his remarks...
Colombians Flee Guerrillas, Gangs, Government, and Death Squads
EDITH and Jose were living their dreams on a plantain farm in Meta Province that had fruit trees and a brook. They were so prosperous, they even had hired hands.Then a Colombian Army patrol stopped Jose one day and asked why he had so much food. He replied...
Combatting Car Theft with Curfew Stickers
WHEN Gerald Dicker goes to bed, he likes to know his car is bunked down for the night too."If I'm sleeping and my car is not, I have a problem," says Mr. Dicker, a resident of Skokie, Ill.To rest easier, Dicker signed up last week for a new, state-wide...
Commercial TV Can't Do PBS's Job
CONGRESSIONAL Republican initiatives to gut or privatize public broadcasting incorrectly assume that the information superhighway will rectify the market failure of broadcast radio and television to present quality programming. These proposals mistake...
Dalai Lama's Choice of Boy as Key Figure Angers Atheist China
A SIX-YEAR-OLD Tibetan boy named as a key religious figure has stirred a bitter new row between China and the Dalai Lama, Tibet's revered spiritual leader.The Dalai Lama, head of Tibet's government in exile for over 30 years, ignited the dispute last...
Earlier Primary Schedule Revolutionizes Politicking
NOWADAYS, if you run for the Oval Office you've got to run hard. Consider a typical 24 hours in the itinerary of Republican presidential hopeful Arlen Specter: Illinois for breakfast and lunch on Friday. Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for dinner. Over to Des Moines...
Free Fall of Free Democrats Reshapes German Politics
THE German "motor of Europe" may start sputtering if the nation's small, centrist kingmaker party cannot make itself more popular.The Free Democratic Party (FDP), junior member of Chancellor Helmut Kohl's governing coalition, is facing Jurassic status,...
Grant Tinker: Let Quality Shows Find Their Audiences Series: TV NOW
The story of Grant Tinker is one of television's greatest success sagas as well as a cautionary tale about the current state of sitcom and drama production.The only person ever to manage both a TV production company (MTM Enterprises) and a major network...
Hacking Era Is Declining, but Silicon Crime Isn't
AMERICA'S most notorious computer hacker goes on trial today.His exploits inspired a movie, launched a two-year manhunt, and ended with a high-tech dragnet worthy of a science-fiction thriller. Yet, the trial of hacker Kevin Mitnick in Raleigh, N.C.,...
Hot Reading on Today's College Campuses Generation X Has Yet to Find a Single Book That Defines Its Attitudes, but Publishers Still Find Ample Markets among Student Populations
MODERN American history is filled with colorful sobriquets to describe passing generations. In a single century, we've witnessed the rise and fall of the "lost generation," the beatniks, the hippies, and the yuppies.Along with these tags, history often...
In Canada, Owners of Guns Fire Back at Proposed Law
CANADA'S justice minister has softened sweeping gun-control legislation that would have given police broad search-and-seizure authority for unregistered weapons and applied harsh penalties for failing to register.The conciliatory move comes amid signs...
Investors Still Pouring Cash into Certificates of Deposit with Interest Rates Up, the Average Yield on Bank CDs of 5.68 Percent Beats Inflation of about 3 Percent Series: YOUR MONEY
THE United States economy is slowing and interest rates are moving downward.But investors are still pouring money into bank certificates of deposit (CDs) and money-market accounts -- despite frequent criticism from consumer groups about the relatively...
Jobs Battle against Budget as Priority for France New Leader Must Fight Unemployment without Breaking the Bank
THE new French government has more resources than any other this century to tackle the nation's No. 1 problem: unemployment.The parties that dominate the government, constituted last Thursday, have an 80 percent majority in the National Assembly and...
Looking Past the Hardscrabble Life African-American Artist Romare Bearden Depicts Lives in Transit out of the South
Romare Bearden said he wanted "to paint the life of my people as I know it -- passionately and dispassionately as Brueghel painted the life of the Flemish people of his day."In Bearden's signature collages, as well as the more than 100 prints on display...
Message from Argentina
THE reelection of Carlos Saul Menem as president of Argentina carries a message that extends beyond the borders of South America's second-largest nation. Mr. Menem won despite economic austerity measures that have cost Latin American politicians in the...
Museums Aren't What They Used to Be
Museums throughout the centuries were hallowed repositories of history and culture, bringing the past to new generations with virtually monolithic rules and programs.Not any more.In a matter of just a few years, museums worldwide have been undergoing...
NRA, in Crosshairs of Critics, Fires Fresh Volley of Words Members Vow to Defeat Clinton in '96 and Any New Antigun Laws
WHITE-HAIRED ladies in sneakers wander the carpeted aisles, admiring antique and miniature pistols. Husbands and wives take turns squeezing off shots at paper targets with the soft pop-pop of air rifles. Parents buy T-shirts for their children and enroll...
P.S. We Need Ajax
LITTLE boys are usually at the mercy of their mothers when it comes to cleaning their rooms. Occasionally, fathers will be used for enforcement if health or fire hazard threatens, but my memory is of my mother persuading and cajoling me into keeping...
S. African Whites Trek North for New Lands
THOUSANDS of conservative South Africa farmers, having given up their dream of a separate white homeland, are planning a trek to formerly hostile neighboring black countries to find new fields to till in a modern era of African cooperation.The pioneering...
Software Firm Improves Windows NT Program MICROSOFT
WHEN Microsoft Corporation unveiled its Windows NT software for high-end computers two years ago, technologists were a little underwhelmed.The software was slow, took up too much computer memory, and had competition that was well-established and liked....
Welfare and Work
WELFARE is headed toward reform. But there are a number of forks in that road, and congressional wisdom will be severely tested in choosing the best way to approach the dual goals of less dependency and lower costs.The humane way to reduce welfare dependency...
Who Calls the Shots: UN or Saddam? the US Claims the United Nations Is Appeasing Iraq, Allowing It to Cancel a US Firm's Contract to Ferry UN Troops along the Iraq-Kuwait Border
FOR five years, Evergreen Helicopters Inc. has been flying United Nations peacekeepers around some of the world's hot spots. Now the McMinnville, Ore.-based company is at the center of a dispute between Washington and the UN over policy toward Iraq.The...
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