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 October 10, 1995

A Common Interest in Justice
THE divergent reactions of many black Americans and white Americans to the O.J. Simpson verdict point to, more than anything else, Americans' divergent experiences with their justice system.Even economically comfortable, politically moderate African-Americans...
Biting the Hands That Elect Them for Some Republican Freshmen, the Crusade of Balancing the Budget Rules out Hometown Pork
AS a candidate for Congress, Steve Chabot vowed to slash the federal budget. It's not surprising, then, that the freshman Republican from Ohio fought to kill a $2 million transportation grant to the city of Cincinnati.But this particular crusade left...
Congressional Score Card
CONGRESS and President Clinton now have about six weeks to bridge their differences and pass a budget. Plenty of room for compromise exists, but the president and the most conservative faction of House Republicans (including most of the freshman class)...
Congress Rides to the Presidio's Rescue A San Francisco Landmark, the Nation's Oldest Military Base - Now the Most Expensive National Park - May Be Saved by a Unique Public-Private Survival Plan
FOR more than two centuries, its fog-shrouded forests and Spanish Colonial walls have been home to the oldest continuously operated military base in the nation. It is the guardian of the Golden Gate, an oasis of cypress and eucalyptus at the northwest...
Could 'Superhurricanes' Have Done in Dinosaurs?
North Americans and Caribbean islanders have been having a vigorous hurricane season with more Atlantic tropical storms already named than have ever been listed before.But what they've seen is mild compared with the storminess that dinosaurs may have...
Domestic Violence Cases Gain Prominence on Police Blotters
EDWARD McLaughlin, chief inspector of the Philadelphia Police Department, remembers how his father used to beat him and his mother. His father broke his arm, McLaughlin says, and burned him with cigarettes.But Chief McLaughlin didn't become a cop to...
Fictional Jab at Bombay Chief Brings Rushdie New Attention
THE Strand bookstore, in downtown Bombay, prides itself on carrying the city's largest selection of English-language books. The cramped shop is stuffed with books from around the world, but one title is noticeably absent: Salman Rushdie's latest novel,...
For Clinton, Battle Front on Bosnia Shifts to Congress and Sending GIs
AFTER intense diplomacy and NATO airstrikes, the Clinton administration has persuaded the warring parties in Bosnia-Herzegovina to lay down their arms and begin serious peace talks.Now the hard part begins at home: persuading Congress to allow some 20,000...
Global Warming Is Real Many Scientists Agree Skepticism Dies Down as Computers Model Real Changes
Prophets of global warming are winning new respect from skeptical scientists. Subtle changes in weather patterns that conform to predictions of improved computer-climate simulations strongly suggest that man-made climate change is upon us.As one former...
High Court Enters 'Culture Wars' in Gay-Rights Case
ARMIES of lawyers and legal advocates do battle today at the US Supreme Court in a difficult Colorado case that may yield the most significant civil rights ruling of the term.The case, Romer v. Evans, is the first gay-rights case the high court has taken...
High-Tech Stocks Lose Some Steam Analysts Cautious on Earnings-Growth Prospects
TECHIES, beware. "High-tech" mania is running into static.Last week, a number of high-technology companies saw their share values plummet, as investors scrambled to shift their dollars elsewhere. During the middle of the week, the Nasdaq Composite Index,...
Ike and Powell and Apple Pie, Liked by All
IT'S beginning to sound like 1952 and 1956, when Adlai Stevenson and the Democrats knew the voters wouldn't put up with attacks on their war hero, Dwight D. Eisenhower. Now it's another popular general, Colin Powell, who is getting the velvet-glove treatment...
NATO Finds New Purpose as Old Foes Simply Fade Away
NATO appears to be gaining a new lease on life as the United States reasserts its leadership and sets the Atlantic alliance on a new post-cold-war course.After months of waffling, the alliance is suddenly making tough decisions, just like the old days.If...
Nonprofits, Charities, and 'Causes' Go On-Line
It's hard to call it junk mail. The cause is worthy, the need is genuine. Still, I get so many of these pleas for help. Sometimes I wonder: "Isn't there a better way to give?"There is: the Internet. And nonprofits are beginning to discover it. Charity...
Novelist Takes a Modern Chip at Ovid's 'Galatea'
GALATEA 2.2By Richard PowersFarrar, Straus & Giroux329 pp., $23The ideas and imagination at work in the stories of the classical Roman poet Ovid have engaged readers and writers for close to two millennia. Allusions to tales told in Ovid's "Metamorphoses"...
Nunn's Exit Spells End of Dixiecrats and Omen to Democrats Georgian's Decision Not to Seek Reelection May Further Tighten GOP Senate Grip
THE days of the Dixiecrat may be coming to an end.The retirement of Sam Nunn of Georgia, one of the Senate's most respected Democrats and a leader on defense issues, signals the end of an era for the South.His decision not to run for reelection in 1996...
Okinawans, Weary of Marines, Glare at Both US and Tokyo
A SOLITARY crime is gradually provoking the most serious reexamination of the US-Japan security alliance in decades.Ever since three American servicemen based on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa were named last month as suspects in the rape of...
Postseason Helps Woo Wary Fans BASEBALL PLAYOFFS
IS baseball back? Or has it followed what was arguably its worst year ever with its second-worst year ever?On paper, some of the figures look more grim than a sub-.200 batting average. For instance:*Average attendance at big-league games during the regular...
Powell Would Give Dole Supporters Pause
SENATE majority leader Bob Dole would be in a tight race if retired Gen. Colin Powell enters the New Hampshire primary, but otherwise has commanding support in the state, reports a poll by a Manchester, N.H. TV station.If General Powell were not in the...
R&D: Two Letters America Can't Afford to Skimp on Research-and-Development Investment Is Crucial to Competitiveness
AS a budget-minded Congress sets priorities, bent upon cutting nonessential programs and closing tax loopholes, various scientific groups are voicing legitimate concern about preserving the nation's competitive research-and-development (R&D) base. The...
Reference Press Moves Data On-Line, Challenging Bigger Financial Publishers
A PUBLISHER of corporate information has set up shop on the Internet's World Wide Web, where it gives away some of what it sells elsewhere.Like the Frango Mint handouts at Marshall Field's department stores, the information giveaway by The Reference...
Russia's Bear Economy Goes Bullish as Reforms Kick In
AFTER years of difficult reforms, the Russian economy appears to be on the brink of actual growth for the first time in post-Soviet history.Dynamic market-oriented companies, and the new vitality of many privatized old enterprises, are moving into a...
The Book That Gave My Bible Back to Me
MY childhood faith was simple, wholehearted, and possibly naive. I wanted God to keep me out of trouble, and I loved the stories of Jesus and the examples they gave of a wonderful way to live. His instruction to love our enemies set a high goal; but...
The Good News about Honesty
Talk to anyone about the headlines in your local newspaper or the stories on the television news and you're unlikely to hear many upbeat comments. It would seem that the moral standards of the country were slipping right off the edge of the table. But...
The News in Brief
The USThe FBI is investigating the possibility of sabotage after an Amtrak train carrying 267 people derailed yesterday in a remote desert area in Hyder, Ariz. At least one person was killed and more than 100 were injured when the train derailed at about...
Tiny Bosnian Enclave Says 'Don't Forget Us' Besieged City May Be a Bargaining Chip
FOR 90 minutes each day when government buildings, hospitals, and military installations get electricity, the people of Gorazde gather around communal televisions seeking news of the outside world. The pictures they used to see of the beleaguered Bosnian...
Why Alaska Town Is Lifting Alcohol Ban A Close Vote Brings to an End the One-Year-Old Experiment with Prohibition in Barrow, Alaska
IN the 1970's, writer Joe McGinness described Barrow as "the caboose of the world" - flush with new oil money, lubricated with alcohol, and seething with racial tension and violence.Two decades later, the struggle in the nation's northernmost community...
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