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 January 12, 1996

A Verbal Whipping for Fair-Weather Wordsmiths
Right now, I shall say a few words about "right now" and related foolishness, including a dandy word I seem to have invented in one of my occasional tilts with Humpty Dumpty, that faithful old master of the general subject. For years and without success,...
Clinton Seeks to Boost Peace Abroad, Popularity at Home during Trip to Bosnia, He Will Try to Pressure Croatian President
PRESIDENT Clinton embarks today on a whirlwind trip to Bosnia that the White House hopes will highlight United States interests in returning stability to the region, while providing a momentary distraction from proliferating problems at home.The visit...
Editorial Letters
Religious Right's Agenda Is Fair Game for Press ScrutinyThe editorial "Religion and Politics," Jan. 4, in an attempt to be evenhanded, misses the point. There is not a media "double standard on religion and politics" favoring liberal over conservative...
Focusing America's Attention on Bosnia Interview: Peter Jennings's Passion about the War in the Former Yugoslavia Has Earned the ABC News Anchor Kudos and Criticism
FROM the beginning of the savage and confusing war that has torn apart the former Yugoslavia, Peter Jennings heard echoes of the Holocaust. They resonated in the so-called "ethnic cleansing," the siege of cities, and the ghettoization of people based...
FREEZE FRAMES the Monitor Movioe Guide
JANUARY 12, 1996Movies containing violence (V), sexual situations (S), nudity (N), and profanity (P) are noted. Ratings and comments by the panel (blue stars) reflect the sometimes diverse views of at least three other viewers. Look for more guidance...
Go Back to the Drawing Board to Make More Votes Count
IN rejecting Rep. Cynthia McKinney's congressional district as a "racial gerrymander" in September 1994, two federal judges made a remarkable statement in their majority opinion: "The time has come to contemplate more innovative means of ensuring minority...
Irate Bosnians Want NATO to Strike at Serb Attackers
ZAHID CUBRO, wounded in an attack on a Sarajevo tram, exudes nearly as much disdain for NATO peacekeepers as for the Bosnian Serbs who fired the missile at the tram in which he, his daughter, and nephew were riding on Tuesday."I don't expect anything...
Japan's Kabuki Politics Shifts to a Sumo-Style Standoff
YESTERDAY the members of the lower house of Japan's parliament went through the somber, suspenseless ritual of "electing" a new prime minister.In one sense, the selection of Ryutaro Hashimoto as Japan's leader marked the return of the long-dominant Liberal...
More Than a Dream
IN 1963, during a march on Washington, D.C., Martin Luther King, Jr., gave a speech that is not only widely quoted, but also sets a standard for racial progress today. Dr. King stated, "I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties...
Mrs. Clinton's Undoubtable Zeal for Children
'CHILDREN depend on the adults they know," and they need to be raised in a "nation that doesn't just espouse family values, but values families." So writes Hillary Rodham Clinton, who says she has spent much of the past 25 years trying to improve the...
ON STAGE an Occasional Update of New York Theater Openings
* VALLEY SONG(Manhattan Theatre Club at City Center): Athol Fugard's first post-apartheid play, in a production starring the author himself. He plays two roles: "The Author, a White Man," and Abraham Jonkers, an elderly black farmer who tries to prevent...
Paper-and-Ink Insurgency Hits Detroit Weekly Tabloid Is Latest Salvo in Six-Month-Old Newspaper Strike
DOWN Detroit's potholed East Jefferson Avenue, past a gantlet of gritty motels and boarded up storefronts, journalists gathered in a windowless brick building have hatched a paper-and-ink insurgency against the nation's two biggest newspaper companies.The...
Portugal Election Could Spell A Return to Socialist Roots
TWENTY-TWO years after a military coup toppled Western Europe's longest-standing modern dictatorship, Portuguese voters are expected to usher in a new era Sunday with the election of their fourth president.The new leader will replace veteran Socialist...
Prepaid Phone Cards Boom, Buoyed by Promotional Uses
BETWEEN the rigors of Navy basic training and trying to keep warm in North Chicago, one may wonder where Eric Barker gets the time to call his mother in Texas. The answer is a Venture department store.That's where his mother, Kathy Carroll, bought three...
Quest for Republican Undecideds Gathers Momentum in Iowa
DICK and Judy Watt recently attended a rally for Sen. Bob Dole hoping to hear something that would persuade them to vote for the Kansan. They didn't."I'm a little concerned Bob Dole can't get to young people," Mr. Watt, an insurance executive, says....
Russian Bear to Growl A Bit under Primakov
JOWLY, sly, and near the end of a career in Middle Eastern politics and espionage, Yevgeny Primakov brings a sharp change of style to the post of Russian foreign minister as he takes over from the boyishly frank Andrei Kozyrev.But he is by no means the...
Shuttle to Plumb Secrets of Big Bang, Retrieve Newt Eggs ON THE ROAD AGAIN
THE crew of the shuttle Endeavour has settled in for nine days of satellite-fetching, space walks, science, and a game of Go.The first shuttle trip of 1996 "is a very ambitious mission," says Bryan Austin, the lead flight director for Endeavour's 10th...
Siberian Claims Origin of Man Is Here
While it is now generally accepted that the ancestors of early Americans made their way across the Bering Strait, few scientists would accept the idea that human origins lie in Siberia.Yet that is the claim made by a established Russian archaeologist,...
Snow-Shrouded Cities Croon They've Got Cold Storage Blues
CITIES and towns across the Northeast are singing the ColdStorage Blues.Faced with snowfall after snowfall, local officials are moaning about the growing glaciers on their curbs. The common refrain in this song: "We're running out of room."Take Boston...
Some Economists Are Plain Gloomy for 1996
BOSTON economist R. David Ranson forecasts a mild recession with falling interest rates in the United States this year. The slump may even have already started, he says."We successfully predicted the last two recessions and have never issued a false...
Some 'Nerdy' Advice Worth Heeding
My life has never been the same since my first week as an freshman at Beverly Hills High School in Los Angeles.As a new student, I had to figure out what I wanted from the four years I faced in this school. I knew I wanted to be popular, to be accepted...
The News in Brief
The USHow big will your tax cut be? The budget impasse now hinges on that question, and positions are hardening. President Clinton said he and Congress could balance the budget "literally, in 15 minutes" except for the GOP's $210 billion tax bonus. Speaker...
The Reason for Rage in Gaza
THE recent killing of Yahya Ayyash, the Hamas militant allegedly responsible for a spate of horrific bus bombings in Israel, has momentarily refocused attention on the continuing violence between Palestinians and Israelis - a reality usually obscured...
The Tried and True Means of Reaching the Back Country
On first sight, Russia's AN-2 planes hardly inspire confidence. They look as if they've flown straight out of the 1940s (which, in fact, is when they were first produced). As a mechanic gives the single propeller a whirl, clouds of exhaust gush out a...
Where Congress Veers off Target the US Can't Afford to 'Protect' Itself from Mythical Missile Attacks
CONGRESS recently took a one-two punch at efforts to keep America safe from nuclear threats. The Senate delayed ratification of START II, the treaty that slashes the nuclear arsenals in both Russia and the United States, but it pushed through a bill...
White House Credibility
THE White House seems to be outdoing Sen. Alfonse D'Amato and columnist William Safire at keeping Whitewater going.The stonewalling and, at best, inadequate search for subpoenaed documents by the president's staff have ensured that Whitewater will be...
Worth Noting on TV
*SATURDAYABC's Wide World of Sports (ABC, 4:30-6 p.m.): In the season premiere of the long-running sports show, Miguel Indurain, winner of the Tour de France five consecutive times, is honored as "1995 Athlete of the Year."Remember WENN (AMC, 9-10...
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