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 8, 1996

A Better Balanced Budget 'Coalition' Plan Would Eliminate Deficit without Drastic Cuts
AMERICANS overwhelmingly want Congress and the president to find a way to balance the budget, rather than settle for a piecemeal deficit-reduction effort. With strong public support for such an effort, it would be tragic for us to give up now. We don't...
Ah, Wales: Where Vistas Beckon, and the Surf Is Up
BUNDLED in waterproof ski gear, a handful of tourists admire the rugged Welsh coast from the safety of the cliff tops. Down in the water below, surfers in Arctic wet suits brave the frigid water, riding the high, white-crested waves considered the most...
America's Governors Emerge as 'Third House of Congress'
AT an extraordinary juncture in the history of American government, the nation's governors have stepped into the Washington fray in an unprecedented fashion.Suddenly, the deadlocks over welfare and Medicaid have broken. The moribund budget process appears...
British Gas Becomes Latest Big Firm to Split
PRIVATIZED does not automatically mean competitive.British Gas is learning that lesson the hard way. This week, the utility - privatized almost a decade ago amid enthusiasm from small private investors - announced it would split in two, representing...
Cali Drug Cartel Stretches out Tentacles Too Big for Bogota, Now Cartel Is Eyeing Brazil
SHORTLY after the United States imposed sanctions last fall against companies owned by Colombia's recently jailed cocaine kingpins, the streets of this capital filled with thousands of workers-turned-protesters."We know nothing about drug traffickers,...
China's Poor Record on Rights
HOW serious is the Clinton administration about pressing China on human rights? Two important decisions are before US agencies in the next few weeks:*The White House and State Department will decide how hard to push for a resolution condemning China's...
Dipping into the Diaries of an Unappreciated Aunt
I did not much care for my Great Aunt Ruth as a child and I made little effort to know her in my adult years, despite her status as the Wunder family matriarch. My objections to Aunt Ruth were inarticulate and had no clear or rational foundation. Our...
February Trots out Cupid's Beaux and Valentine's Belles
February, forever short on days even in a leap year, compensates by being long on sweet excesses in the romance department. Never mind the icy chill in the air outside or the dirty snowbanks lining the streets. Inside, all is steamy warmth as merchants...
Finally Finding the Joys of Fatherhood
It was a warm, lazy afternoon, and I was lying in my hammock drifting to and fro while a cool breeze filtered through the trees, when suddenly my reverie was broken by the sound of a slamming door."Daddy, I'm home from school." It was my six-year-old...
Forbes's Surge Signals Divide within GOP Disunity May Hamper Party in Fall
THE sudden rise of media magnet Steve Forbes in the race for the Republican presidential nomination may well be the latest manifestation of the American public's enduring discontent with the state of Washington politics. Mr. Forbes is this year's darling...
GIs in Bosnia: Too Lax for the Dangers?
FROM the soldiers' perspective, the American deployment in Bosnia is settling down to a comfortable hum of activity: routine patrols, and setting up and decorating living quarters. The chief concerns are mail, phone calls, and laundry. Contacts with...
Hot Line Seeks to Put Illegal Immigration on Hold Move to Force Phone Verification of Worker Eligibility Draws Fire
THE concept is simple enough. Each time an employer hires somebody, he would call a government hot line to check that person's eligibility to work in the US. One call, one database, one more tool to dissuade illegal immigrants from breaching America's...
Legalization: No Answer
AN idea whose time should never come is getting a fresh hearing. It's the legalization of addictive drugs, and its backers span the political spectrum, right to left.The conservative National Review, for instance, devotes much of its current issue to...
Mail-Order Choices for Your Valentine
Chocolate is serious business. Americans consume 11 pounds per person every year. For Valentine's Day 1994, Americans spent approximately $600 million on sweets for their sweet.When picking a quality assortment, Nick Malgieri, teacher at Peter Kump's...
Making a Fuss over Mr. Fuss Stellar Manager of Bond Funds Ranks Tops in Performance in 1995
MUTUAL-FUND manager Daniel Fuss attributes his early interest in finance to the fact that his father shared the sports page with him as a boy."The Milwaukee Journal had a one-page handout at the end of the day that had the sports news on one side and...
Miami Remains Corporate Office for Illicit Drug Barons
THE diesel-throated growl of "cigarette" boats snaking through the Florida Keys at night was once a familiar sound to federal agents here. Speedboats were a basic tool of cocaine smugglers in the early '80s.Then, thanks to concerted law enforcement pressure,...
No More Bribes, the Joke's on California Drivers A Former Moscow Correspondent Goes to a Traffic School Where Jay Leno-Wannabes Teach Rules of the Road
AFTER nearly a decade living abroad as a foreign correspondent, life in America has proven to be an adjustment. I've been hit with a series of culture shocks, from learning to use a credit card at a gas pump to talking with the ghostly electronic voices...
Peering at Britain's Industrial Past Rise of 'Living History' Museums Lets Visitors Experience Grim, Grimy, Vigorous Era
FOR the tourist who wants to step into its past, Britain is not just the dreaming spires of Oxford or Bath's Georgian terraces. It is also wool and cotton mills, dockyards and coal pits, iron foundries, slate quarries, and needlemaking factories.It is...
Poland's Ex-Reds Use More Bleach to Wash out Past
POLAND'S former communists are being forced to evolve further away from their red roots.In trying to paint themselves as a moderate, West-European-style leftist party, they have moved to expose the darkest secrets of their nation's postwar past.Since...
Saving Greece and Turkey from War Keeps US Busy ARMS BUILDUP IN THE AEGEAN
AN arms race in the Aegean, where Greece and Turkey were last week on the brink of war over a tiny, uninhabited island, has strengthened Washington's determination to improve relations between the NATO rivals that have been feuding for centuries.International...
Savor the Scenic Moors of England's Devon Favored with a Mild Climate, the County's Interior Remains Remarkably Uncrowded and Unspoiled
It comes as no surprise that south Devon, tucked away in the southwest corner of England, with Cornwall on its left and Somerset on its right, and the English Channel lapping its long beaches, rates among the most popular vacation areas in all of Britain.What...
Small Colleges Lure Profs Tired of 'Publish or Perish' Focus on Teaching, Time for Students Make More Consider the Switch
When she decided to make college teaching her career, Janet Dizinno had a shining vision of her future: She would preside over a prestigious department in a large, renowned university. Her articles would appear in major journals in her field. She would...
Study 'Pulls No Punches' about Television Violence the Comprehensive Report Bolsters Calls for Immediate Reform
THE enduring debate over violence on television is reaching a new level.For years, studies have catalogued and critics have decried the amount of murder and mayhem on the small screen. Now a new study - paid for by the cable TV industry itself - finds...
Sweet Pairing of Art and Chocolate
I LOVE chocolate. I love it with an abiding, unconditional affection that spans everything from M&Ms to my great-uncle's hand-dipped chocolate strawberries, the last word in decadence when I was growing up.Compared with Larry Burdick, owner of Burdick...
Texas School Sweeps Tradition under the Rug So They Can Cut It
BAYLOR University will soon be dancing down a slippery slope.At least, that's the opinion of some conservative Baptists who think Baylor, the world's largest Baptist university, erred when it reversed a 151-year-long ban on dancing last month.Whatever...
The Land Mine Scourge - How Much Longer?
LAND mines are the biggest threat to NATO forces in Bosnia. It was no surprise that the first serious injury to an American there, on Dec. 30, resulted from a land mine explosion. The largest number of casualties suffered by UN peacekeepers during their...
The News in Brief
The USWith support from Christian conservatives, Pat Buchanan (above) won 13 of 21 Republican delegates in the Louisiana caucus to take the Republican lead. Sen. Phil Gramm suffered a setback by landing only eight delegates, even though his allies in...
Tips for Travelers Who Plan a Trip to Pembrokeshire
WALES can be appreciated in any season, although the less-hearty traveler may want to visit in spring or summer, when coastal gales and heavy rainfalls are at a minimum. If you travel off-season, pack warm, weatherproof gear and good hiking boots.GETTING...
US Rattles a Tin Cup at Allies to Pay for Oil Due N. Korea Federal Shutdown Set Back Plan to Wean Pyongyang off Nuclear Project
CALL it "pass the check" diplomacy.Members of an international consortium formed to wean North Korea away from potentially dangerous nuclear technology are having a hard time finding the money to provide the country with promised shipments of fuel oil.Under...
What Not to Miss in South Devon
ONE of the best ways to appreciate the beauties of Devon is to use its superb public walkways, though it does mean pushing open gates and climbing over stiles designed to keep cows and sheep from straying.In Exeter, one comes upon The House That Moved,...
You Are Not a Victim
YOU are not a victim, and you can stop believing you are one! If you have been feeling victimized, you may also have been believing you are powerless. A victim is usually regarded as someone who suffers harsh or oppressive treatment. If you cannot...
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