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 February 7, 1996

An Ally Turned Foe Points Finger at Serbia's Milosevic for War Crimes THE GAVEL TRAVELS
JUSTICE was sidelined when international negotiators pushed for a peace agreement in the former Yugoslavia.But with the smooth implementation of the Dayton accord, Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic is being pushed to make one of his biggest defensive...
Aristide to Pass Baton and Keep Running POWER TRANSFER IN HAITI
FIVE years ago today, the Haitian people put their hopes on Jean-Bertrand Aristide, a firebrand ex-priest-turned-politician who was elected president. He was seen as bringing food, jobs, and security.Things didn't exactly work out as planned. Of his...
A Surprise Visitor Shakes Up a Sleepy Village
WE used to spend part of the summer in a fishing village in Kintyre, Scotland, entering a kind of dreamy timelessness, especially in the old gray church each Sunday. Nothing there had changed for centuries. The sunlight fell over the black oak pews,...
Democracy Can't Last in Haiti If We Leave Now
ON Feb. 7, Rene Preval replaces the charismatic and controversial Jean-Bertrand Aristide as Haiti's president and inaugurates the next chapter in Haiti's turbulent history. In almost two centuries of independence, there have been 21 constitutions and...
Extravagant, Madcap Vision of an Indian Clan
THE MOOR'S LAST SIGHBy Salman RushdiePantheon, 435 pp., $25Salmon Rushdie's latest novel, "The Moor's Last Sigh," is an extravagant, tragicomic vision of a world exploding with violence, madness, and corruption. Set in the author's native India (where...
Fafaru by Any Other Name Would Smell as Foul
I arrived home from work and found my friend who was visiting from the United States in the yard, inhaling deeply on the sweet aroma of a Tahitian gardenia."What's that in your refrigerator?" she asked with such distaste that I knew she had found the...
French Haute Cuisine Gets Cooler Public Reception Renowned Chefs Look to New Ventures for Revenue Series: A Cook at Restaurant Andre Daguin in South- Western France Prepares the Famous Duck Entree. Owner-Chef Daguin Supplements His Business with Mail-Order Foods and a Boutique., PHOTO BY ROB CHADDOCK
Diners are few and far between in the mirrored dining hall of the celebrated Hotel de France. Under soaring ceilings - circa Napoleon III - a visitor from Brittany quietly enthuses over a plate of duck: "I thought I'd eaten duck before, but never like...
Gascon Chef Touts the Riches of His Region
IN a region where ducks outnumber people 10 to 1, Andre Daguin is the undisputed champion of Gascon products and lore."France has the most renowned agriculture and the most renowned chefs in the world. The two go together," he says. "McDonald's serves...
GOP Edges Closer to Turning D.C. into Test Lab for US Urban Policy
WITH a dapper suit and winning smile, Marion Barry breezes into a meeting of the Washington Urban League. He's in his element now, pumping hands, complimenting dresses, and giving an upbeat speech.But the applause is tepid. The District of Columbia is...
Governors Play Role of Referee in Budget Game in Washington
AT a glance, it's hard to distinguish the nation's governors from members of Congress. Not only have they been spending a lot of time in Washington lately, but they're also musing about the same issues: welfare, Medicaid, and balanced budgets.Their visibility...
How '96 Elections May Alter World's Geopolitical Map Pivotal Political Year from Africa to Russia
THE Iowa caucuses are just days away. New Hampshire's primary is right around the corner. The Super Bowl and the State of the Union speech are behind us -- and that means it's time for US voters to sit back, grab their candidate guides, and watch the...
Images That Search out the Poetry of Humanity Roy DeCarava Captures Everyday Life with an Artist's Sensibility
ROY DECARAVA strides triumphantly through the big glass doors of the Museum of Modern Art. Outside, on a two-story white banner, his name hangs over the sidewalk in bold red letters. Inside, a retrospective of his remarkable photographic career, spanning...
Israelis Struggle to Make a Home for Ethiopian Jews Is Zionism Only a White, European Concept?
IT was called Operation Solomon: the secret airlift of 14,000 Ethiopian Jews from a land torn by civil war and poverty to the Promised Land.That was in May 1991, hours before the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, fell to antigovernment rebels.The airlifted...
It's 'Piano' vs. 'Jurassic Park' in Movie Joust
LAST December, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation announced it would kick American programs off prime time TV this fall and put money behind Canadian-produced shows.Whether the Hollywood elephant felt the Canadian mosquito bite is questionable. The...
Japan's Bank Rescue Stirs Anger Taxpayers See Mortgage-Industry Bailout as Unfair Gift to Rich Speculators
IN the clean, well-lighted corridors of the Ginza subway station, Tokyo commuters say they aren't pleased with a government plan to use taxpayer money to liquidate seven failed mortgage companies."It's preposterous," says Yasuto Oku, who works for a...
Lessons on the Uprooted from Bosnia Peace Accord
THE recently signed Bosnian peace agreement breaks new ground in defining the legal rights of displaced persons. Though it remains to be seen how these legal protections will be implemented, the accord enhances prospects for the international community...
ON STAGE an Occasional Update of Theater Openings
ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, JULIUS CAESAR (Alley Theater)Houston's Alley Theater scores a coup with its presentation of these two Shakespeare works. Staged in collaboration with the London-based Moving Theater, a company founded in 1994 by Vanessa Redgrave...
'Peace Is Not Only in Prayers ...'
IN a speech made only about ninety minutes before he was killed last November, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin-a war hero who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts toward peace between his country and the Palestinians-said this: "I have always...
Psst Sports Fans: Want a Singing Shirt with Optional A/C?
GREG ROSENWALD is showing off.He zooms around a small asphalt parking lot on a one-wheeled contraption that sounds like a motorcycle and starts like a lawn mower. The motorized unicycle-looking device propels him from behind as he grips the handlebars...
Salman Rushdie Steps out - Feisty and Undaunted INTERVIEW
Seven years ago, Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa, a death sentence, against Indian-born British novelist Salman Rushdie for the views on Islam expressed in his book "The Satanic Verses." The fatwa had the ironic effect of focusing greater attention...
Seeds of Doubt
NOW some kind words for the British royal family. Specifically, (surprise!) the Prince of Wales. We're referring to Charles's public campaign against agricultural Eurocrats, waged under the slogan "Adopt a Veg." Yes, "veg" as in vegetable, a life form...
South Korea Watches A Conglomerate Fold NOT TOO BIG TO FAIL
FOR years, South Korea's rapid growth has been marked by protection and government assistance for the family-owned conglomerates known as chaebols that drive the economy. But chaebols can expect more independence - and vulnerability - in the future.The...
Stand by Taiwan
THE Chinese government is making a serious miscalculation in its threats of military force against Taiwan. First, because such threats are hardly the way to woo the Taiwanese back into the national fold. Second, because the United States cannot be expected...
Texas Boll Weevils Beware: A New Parasite Is in Town the Traditional Foe of Cotton Plants Has Become More Resistant to Pesticides, So Government Scientists Have Declared Biological War
EVERY year, American cotton growers lose about $300 million because of a small insect with a big appetite.But now, the hungry boll weevil may become a feast itself.Scientists from the US Department of Agriculture say they have found a way to raise tiny...
The Africa Quandary
SHE was in Liberia at the time, but Madeleine Albright, US ambassador to the UN, directed her message to the governments and rebel leaders of Angola, Burundi, and Rwanda as well. The purpose of her recent tour was not only to pledge support for these...
The Monirtor's Guide to BESTELLERS HARDCOVER FICTION
MONITOR'S PICK EMERSON: THE MIND ON FIRE, by Robert D. Richardson, U. of California Press, $30One role of the biographer is to rekindle interest in important figures no matter how familiar they may be through their writing.Robert D. Richardson's biography...
The News in Brief
The USHeeding the Iowa Republican Party's request, several presidential candidates boycotted Louisiana's caucus yesterday. Iowa complained that Louisiana was leapfrogging its Feb. 12 caucus. Senate majority leader Dole and millionaire Steve Forbes did...
The Power of Prayer, Denied Religion, Healing, and the Courts - a Law Professor Questions the Trend
WHEN Thomas Jefferson described religious freedom as "the most inalienable and sacred of all human rights," he could not have imagined that the time would come when American citizens would be forced to pay ruinous damages for exercising it.But that is...

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