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 24, 1997

A Kremlin Wannabe Does Paris Alexander Lebed, 'Rambo of the Red Army,' Stumps Abroad to Rule the Kremlin
If Hollywood had to find a Russian general for an action film, it could do no better than Alexander Lebed. But the ramrod straight, barrel-chested retired general with the basso profundo voice of a Volga boatman had another prospect in mind during a...
Albright to Japan: Refocus on Trade Deficit
For more than a year, American and Japanese officials have played down trade differences in order to bolster security ties damaged by controversy over American troops in Japan.Now Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has made it clear to the Japanese...
Anatomy of a Fund-Raising Scandal DEEP POCKETS OF POLITICS
In the past five months, the White House has been dogged by questions about campaign fund-raising tactics.The questions have focused on two related points: the activities of Democratic National Committee fund-raiser John Huang and the propriety of President...
Another Communist Star Falls in E. Europe Persistent Protests Win Power for Serbia's Opposition in Belgrade
It was billed as "the mother of all parties." On Friday night, Serbia's opposition held a massive fete to mark its takeover of the city assembly - the "first non-Communist administration since 1945."More than 100,000 Belgraders toasted the triumph of...
Blizzard Hoop Star Brings Her Fans in from the Cold Jennifer Rizzotti Plows out a Path of Achievement
Following one of the last New England Blizzard practices of the inaugural American Basketball League season, Jennifer Rizzotti accommodates lingering autograph-seekers, all the while conducting a media interview in the bleachers of Western New England...
Clinton's College Plan
By now, the particulars of President Clinton's proposal for funding higher education are well known, not to mention hotly debated: His program would make families earning less than $100,000 annually eligible for a $1,500 tax credit (known as the Hope...
Composting Puts More Squirm in the Worm Pump Up Your Pumpkins and Add Lushness to Your Lawn the Lively Ecological Way
Eighteen years ago, Maggie and Lamar Pitkins, newly retired from the United States Air Force, bought a home on Cape Cod and went farming.Not cranberry farming; not zucchini. Worms!Now on any given day they may be running (or perhaps, wriggling) a million...
Durer's Lasting Impression the MFA's Collection Includes Fine Examples of European and American Paintings, Asian Art, and Ancient Egyptian Artifacts. Following This Five-Part Series, the Monitor Will Interview Curators at London's Tate Gallery. Series: Curators' Tour: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Part 2 of 5 Parts
I could have chosen another Durer print, but this is a much-loved one and one that I came to fully appreciate when I first saw this exceptional early impression from the plate."An ordinary impression is wonderfully detailed but lacks the subtle play...
'Full Service' Schools Broaden Definition of Education Reform
President Clinton wants a non-partisan commitment to education as "one of the critical national security issues" of our future. But higher standards, more choice, and better teacher training may not be enough to ensure that our children will learn.With...
How the Bible Came to the Common Man
Wearing a baseball cap and a backpack, a student enters Harvard University's Houghton Library and stays exactly seven minutes. A quick trip around the open, ancient books in glass cases, and he is gone.But what the student has ambled past as quickly...
I Hear Barking at Night, but It Isn't the Dog
My wife has taken to barking in her sleep. At first I thought it was the dog. Lucy has always laughed, argued, shouted, or talked. But barking! Should I call the vet?"Do you know you were barking in your sleep last night?" I say to her. She looks astonished."It...
Israeli Premier's Future in Doubt over Scandal Netanyahu Questioned on Charge He Cut an Illegal Deal
It could be as damaging as any US presidential scandal. Israelis are already making comparisons to Watergate. But Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that accusations that he was involved in criminal wrongdoing to secure his power are nothing more...
It's Electric: The Car of the Future General Motors' EV1 Impresses, but Gas-Guzzlers Aren't in Trouble Yet
Just call me George Jetson.For three days I have been strapped into the future, eyeing old friends and neighbors as if through a time warp, lamenting their antiquated forms of locomotion and wishing they could witness mine. For three days, I have been...
L.A. Debates $500 Fine for Begging
On the skid-row sidewalk at San Pedro and Fifth here, a barefoot man in tattered clothes approaches a blue-suited businessman. As the businessman tries to sidestep him, the man grabs his forearm and matches him stride for stride to the end of the block,...
Letters
Harassment Charges Are No SurpriseIs is difficult to fathom why Army brass could not have anticipated the rash of sexual assault and harassment charges as reported in "New Army Sex-Abuse Charges Highlight Counseling Needs," Feb. 5. Any command and control...
Librarian Makes a Find of Biblical Proportions
Last summer, research librarian Wiltrud Baumann stumbled upon a box that had not been opened since World War II. Intrigued, she started going through its contents.Her curiosity paid off.What the librarian at the Wurttemberg State Library in Stuttgart,...
Mandatory Community Service Withstands Legal
For America's public schools, mandatory charity work may be here to stay.Last week, the US Supreme Court refused to take up a North Carolina family's lawsuit to overturn mandatory community service at a Chapel Hill high school. The family had argued...
Palestinian Stock Exchange Sells Shares in Economic Independence
They decided not to wait until all the conditions were in place that investors would normally look for in a stock exchange: a healthy economy and well-established companies - not to mention an independent state.Instead, the Palestine Securities Exchange...
Personal Finance: Q&A
Question: I am in my early 70s and draw Social Security benefits. I also work as a real estate broker and pay social security taxes as an independent contractor. My wife, not yet eligible for social security, works part time and is able to shelter $2,000...
Russia Tolerates Bigger NATO and Now Seeks 'Best Deal' YELTSIN'S STALL TACTICS
More than just the atmospherics have changed in the wake of US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's charm offensive here last week.For the first time, the Russian government has publicly acknowledged that one way or another, NATO will soon include...
So You Think You Need a Hug . . . Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
Most people do at one time or another. But at those times, what they might really need is the assurance that God is Love-and that His love for us is always present and never changing.What if you've turned to God and yet are still feeling unloved? Well,...
Teens Restore Houses, Rebuild Lives Two Ex-Convicts Give At-Risk Youth Solid Job Skills as Well as a Stake in Their Community
The abandoned house on Martin Luther King Drive used to be part of the daily scenery of Byron Cabiness's life, just as were the drug dealers and empty storefronts lining this seedy block in Jersey City.But this pocket of poverty, tucked in a city of...
The Bible's Reformation Translating the Bible into Common Language Was a Cloak-and-Dagger Enterprise in the 16th Century. but the Legacy and the Language of Those Efforts Endure Today
Each of the two fragile, leather-bound books showcased at The New York Public Library fits easily in the palm of one's hand - surprisingly small for tomes of such importance.Their histories are dramatic: These faded maroon volumes have spent more than...
The News in Brief
The USIndependent counsel Kenneth Starr will report that White House aide Vincent Foster was not murdered , the Los Angeles Times said. It reported that Starr also has concluded that President and Mrs. Clinton played no role in covering up the circumstances...
The Pentagon's Pile of Corporate Pork Committed Waste Trimmers Should Turn Their Attention to Unneeded Weaponry and Subsidies for Arms Contractors
The latest news from Capitol Hill is that prominent Republicans - led by House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. John Kasich (R) of Ohio and Sen. John McCain (R) of Arizona - are joining with prominent progressives from Ralph Nader to Sen. Edward Kennedy...
US May Strengthen Fragile China Ties but a Tangle of Issues Makes the Task Tougher
The passing of Chinese paramount leader Deng Xiaoping has occurred at a time when the complex relationship between China and the United States faces an unprecedented period of potential confrontations. From the return of Hong Kong to Chinese rule, to...
Vying for Last Word in Detroit Paper Strike Walkout Ends, but Pressed Workers Seek Legal Recourse
Newspapers strive to convey a message that is hard and clear. So perhaps it's no surprise that when Detroit Newspapers Inc. informed reporter Allan Lengel of his dismissal, they did so not just once but four times.Mr. Lengel's stack of dismissal notices...
Will Real Mr. Belsie Please Stand Up?
Until now, I've kept my nose clean. But when staffers on Capitol Hill opened their electronic mailboxes last week, they got this threat: "All files on the House's computers will be deleted by our gang of cypherpunks dedicated to the eradication of your...
Zaire and Rebels May Trade Words Instead of Bullets
After five months of stunning military successes, the rebels in eastern Zaire appears to be moving into a new arena: dialogue.Africa's leading statesman, South African President Nelson Mandela, announced last week that his government was trying to set...
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