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 August 31, 1995

A Dignified Look at 'Extreme' Exertion by a Heavy Lifter A Majority of Workers May Earn a Living in Service and Information Jobs, but Labor Day Especially Honors Those Who Toil by the 'Sweat of Their Brow'
HOW TO TELL WHEN YOU'RE TIR EDTN:A BRIEF EXAMINATION OF WORK DATE:0A/0/A By Reg Theriault W.W. Norton & Co., 188 pp., $18 As longshoreman Reg Theriault is quick to point out, few books on work have been written by people who do arduous physical...
Africa Lags in World Shift to Trade Blocs Dependence on Western Donors, Unequal Terms of Trade, Red Tape, Hobble Africa's Efforts to Become the Next NAFTA
THE talk was uplifting enough - a trade bloc in which a dozen southern African countries would join forces to better face the world. But there was a big problem - they barely trade with each other. Discussions on forming a new regional trade group...
Airlines Tout Cheaper Seats for Travelers This Autumn but Even with Discounts, Air Fares Are Higher Now Than Last Year
EVEN before autumn is officially here, airlines are touting their "fall sales." This week, Continental, Trans World Airlines (TWA), and Northwest started fare discounts that should give bargain-hunting travelers a lift through December. The other...
A 'Jersey Girl' Leads Fashion Elite
IN AND OUT OF VOGUE: A MEMOIR By Grace Mirabella Doubleday 257 pp., $25 When Grace Mirabella was ousted from her 17-year post as the editor in chief of Vogue magazine in 1988, book publishers quickly offered her deals. After all, who better to...
An Anti-Gypsy Fervor Sweeps East Europe Series: EUROPE'S TRIBE. Last in a Five-Part Series on Europe's Minorities. Parts One through Four Ran Aug. 17, 22, 24, and 29. Only Article Appearing Today
NO ethnic question in Central and Eastern Europe engenders a more uniformly negative response than that of Gypsies. About 5 million Gypsies are spread throughout Europe, especially in the east. Wherever they are found, they are stereotyped and often ...
A Rich Record of Lives: How New Biographies Examine Great Legacies
EMERSON: THE MIND ON FIRE By Robert D. Richardson University of California Press 656 pp., $30 JOHN DEWEY AND THE HIGH TIDE OF AMERICAN LIBERALISM By Alan Ryan W.W. Norton & Co. 414 pp., $30 VIRGINIA WOOLF By James King W.W. Norton &...
A Tale of Canine Courage
The ice looked like daggers hanging from the gutter outside my bedroom window that winter day in 1968 when I first laid eyes on Fritzy. We piled in the family wagon that morning and headed out past the frozen corn fields and icy streams to the county...
BankAmerica Relishes Its Restored Prosperity CEO Rosenberg Prepares for a Successor after Wiping out the Bank's Losses of the Mid-1980s
RICHARD ROSENBERG, chief executive officer of BankAmerica Corp., knows well that a bank does not print its own money, but has to earn it. At the end of this year, when Mr. Rosenberg leaves his post as CEO - a position he stepped into in May 1990...
Bridging Two Cultures
MOLLY SPOTTED ELK: A PENOBSCOT IN PARIS By Bunny McBride University of Oklahoma Press, 350 pp., $24.95 'Molly Spotted Elk, A Penobscot in Paris," by Bunny McBride, is the poignant story of a native-American woman's struggle to bridge two cultures. ...
CD REVIEWS an Occasional Update of Music Releases
rPOP/ROCK Chris Isaak - Forever Blue (Reprise Records): Before he got into acting, Chris Isaak was the blue-eyed heir to Elvis, a hunka hunka burnin' rockabilly. His fans have long hounded the man who would be The King to top his excellent debut,...
Diaries Record Japan's First Look at Modern World
MODERN JAPANESE DIARIES: THE JAPANESE AT HOME AND ABROAD AS REVEALED THROUGH THEIR DIARIES By Donald Keene Henry Holt 534 pp., $50 When Japanese ventured abroad in the latter half of the 19th century, as their country reluctantly opened its doors...
Domestic Downsizing: The Fine Art of Unloading 'Stuff'
ANYONE who thinks baseball still ranks as America's national pastime hasn't visited suburbia on a summer Saturday lately. Here, during mornings at least, increasing numbers of adults have been turning their attention to another peculiarly American...
Editorial, Letters
Cartoon Gives Wrong Idea About India While I do not take the cartoons that appear in the Monitor very seriously, a phrase in the cartoon "Lunch," Aug. 21, got my goat: "... and the Indians still allow widow burning ...." Perhaps the author, in connecting...
Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, off to Buy N. Y. We Go
WHILE New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani is cracking jokes about Disney buying City Hall, it would be hard to Minnie-mize the entertainment conglomerate's purchases in the Big Apple. In a few short weeks, "the Mouse" has become a major player in...
How French Islanders Live above Ground Zero
A CARTOON in a recent Sydney tabloid describes the French nuclear-test site at the atoll of Mururoa as "France's latest South Pacific resort." The picture is complete with sunbathers basking in antiradioactive gear under a nuclear mushroom cloud. ...
How to Count Americans
COUNTING the people of the United States has gotten more difficult each decade since the Founding Fathers made the task a constitutional duty. The millennial census, in the year 2000, will be a kind of Olympics of head-counting. To gear up, the Census...
Instrument of War, Altar of Peace Visitors Clamber aboard the USS Missouri, Where World War II Finally Ended 50 Years Ago
THE USS Missouri, the battleship where Japan formally surrendered to end World War II, has been opened for viewing this summer and fall in Bremerton, Wash. While the war's bomber planes - some of which have been touring the United States this year...
L.A. Drafts School of Future to Create Urban Career Hub
WHEN Los Angeles school district planners began drafting a proposal for their first new high school in 20 years, they abandoned the prosaic six-period days and multiple-choice tests. They chose, instead, to stretch the envelope of education, dreaming ...
Learning That's Not Locked between Book Covers
Charity, they say, begins at home, but so does learning. And if it hadn't been for my father, I'm sure that my education would have been much poorer. Dad was not content to let the schools take over the instruction of his children; he set out to teach...
New Kind of Poll Aims to Create an 'Authentic Public Voice' 600 Representative Voters Will Discuss Critical Issues of '96 Campaign
IF your idea of democracy is defending the right to complain, or to vote only when you sorta, maybe feel like it, and you never, never get involved in public issues because, c'mon, what good does it do, listen to Jim Fishkin. His vision of a different...
OUT ON VIDEO A Weekly Update of Video Releases
Dates in parentheses indicate a full-length review of the film in the Monitor. *Boys on the Side - Robin (Mary-Louise Parker) and Jane (Whoopi Goldberg) start out as unlikely road companions but end up traveling a landscape of friendship with more-complex...
Palestinians Split and Draw Swords as More Power Heads Their Way
AS the time nears for Israel to hand over six more towns on the West Bank to Yasser Arafat's Palestinian Authority, a violent and politically damaging split has opened up in the largest town, Nablus. The split has created a climate of fear in this...
Risks Behind UN's Get-Tough Tactic Retaliation on Bosnian Serbs May Backfire
AFTER years of hesitation, the West has finally unleashed the full force of its military air power in the Balkans. The question now is whether the munitions from massive NATO strikes will cow the Bosnian Serbs into real concessions at the peace table...
Shannon's Successors Women's Individual Struggles Yield Collective Strength
SHANNON FAULKNER'S struggle to attend The Citadel may have generated one of the most active public debates over gender politics since the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas hearings. Her desire to attend an all-male military school put her at the center of ...
Sparking Democratic Ideals in Citizens Worldwide
Gulchera Nosirova calls it a "teahouse," a social club where older men in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, gather in private to sip and ponder many of the pressing issues of local community and family life. But this centuries-old custom, exclusive and paternalistic,...
Suddenly Past Summer
STAPLES, the business supply store, is now running a terrible ad. A father runs gleefully through the store picking back-to-school items off the shelves for his miserable children who stand glaring at him. In the background Perry Como sings a Christmas...
The News in Brief
The US Turner Broadcasting System is considering an $8.5 billion merger offer from Time Warner in which Turner would become a wholly owned subsidiary of the media giant. Reports said Turner Chairman Ted Turner could okay the deal as early as tomorrow....
The Triumph Handed Harry Wu
BY arresting, mistreating, and expelling human-rights advocate Harry Wu, China's leadership has given him all that he sought when he entered China - and more. Through its ironhanded welcome of Mr. Wu, Beijing ensured that he again succeeded in dramatizing...
The True Light
THE day promised to be the brightest New Year's Eve we'd had in this part of our country. To us, electricity, until quite recently, had not been a standard commodity. I was enjoying rereading articles in the closing year's issue of this paper. ...
Tim and Nina Zagat Tally Up Scores for Fall's Restaurant Report Card
THE nearest decent restaurant ("very good Tuscan food") is seven miles away from here in Amenia, N.Y. But Tim Zagat is not dismayed. "Quite frankly, our fundamental goal in life when we are up here is not to eat out," says Mr. Zagat, who is sitting...
To End a War
BOMB or talk? As the recent debate over use of the A-bomb to hasten Japan's World War II surrender reminds us, one of history's perennial anguished questions is whether massive force or persuasive talk works better to end wars. It may sound simplistic...
'Total' Adolescence in a Suburban High School A Reporter Sensitively, but Realistically, Chronicles One Year in the Life of a Group of Teenagers
COMING OF AGE By G. Wayne Miller Random House, 245 pp.,$22 THERE was a period during my high school years when my father ceased referring to me by my given name and began calling me "that eating and sleeping bundle of male hormones." At the time,...
Unabomber Poses Quandry for Journalists and Gumshoes FBI's Classroom-to-Classroom Manhunt in Chicago
FEDERAL agents, admittedly frustrated by their 17-year-old hunt for the elusive killer known as the Unabomber, are intensifying their search by tapping the recollections of thousands of ordinary citizens like David Schusteff. From 1971 to 1976, Mr....
Unabomber Poses Quandry for Journalists and Gumshoes Newspapers Weigh Whether to Publish Manifesto
IT is a moral conundrum worthy of Shakespeare: publish or someone might perish. That, in theory at least, is the dilemma facing two prominent American newspapers, the New York Times and the Washington Post, as they grapple with whether to print the...