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 26, 1996

Bilingual Job, Higher Pay
EVERY day at Miami International Airport, long lines form in front of the bilingual Customs officers, often leaving their English-only peers with little to do. One day last month, the bilingual officers said: Basta (enough). Pay us more, or we'll speak...
Campaign Cash and the Budget
THERE are many reasons why reducing the federal deficit has been so difficult, but one of the most deeply embedded is the cost of federal programs that benefit major campaign contributors.The ability of special interests to secure millions, and sometimes...
Cowboys Poised for New Level of Supremacy but the Steelers Have Dominated Dallas Twice in the Past, and Pittsburgh Teams Are 9-0 When Titles Are at Stake
Even though the Dallas Cowboys aren't brazen enough to publicly predict victory in Sunday's Super Bowl, an air of supreme confidence oozes through their helmets. Ten-gallon hats are helpless to contain it.Deion Sanders, the team's most outwardly self-assured...
Curtain Rises on Next Act of Revolution
AFTER a preliminary year long on confrontation but short on results, President Clinton and the Republican Congress have entered a final political contest that promises to be one of America's wildest and most historic.Who prevails in November's election...
Dad's Dramatic Defense of the Disappearing Dam
IT was not to be a lifelong specialty of mine, but for a time hydrodynamics engaged my attention and adjusted my understanding to the sterile fact that people come in two sizes. There's the majority that Thoreau dismissed as quietly desperate, and much...
Dam Brings Water - and Myths - to a Tiny, Parched Kingdom Lesotho Locals, Long Unused to Water, Tell Tales of a Serpent in Reservoir That Will Send Water to S. Africa
THE carving of a huge dam and tunnels into the mountains of Lesotho, thousands of feet above sea level, is an awesome engineering feat that will bring electricity to this tiny country and water to parched South Africa.But remote highland villagers are...
Editorial Letters
Accepting Muslims In AmericaRegarding the front-page article "Muslims in America," Jan. 22: The Monitor's treatment of Islam is a breath of fresh air.The portrayal of educated, quiescent Muslim Americans is the right response to the constant stereotyping...
FREEZE FRAMES the Monitor Movie Guide
JANUARY 26, 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...
Georgia Battles Old Foe of South: Teen Pregnancy
THESE days high-schooler Keisa Fluellen goes to class with a growing number of parents - her peers.Keisa is among those enlisted in a renewed battle against teen pregnancy in Georgia, the state with the dubious distinction of having the highest rate...
Germany Strives to Find New Economic Consensus
AFTER months of handwringing as Germany's unemployment hit postwar highs, leaders of government, labor, and industry finally have a plan: By 2000, they pledge to cut joblessness in half by creating 2 million new jobs.But this pledge is to be seen more...
How Safe Is Commute to Heavens in World's Most Complex Vehicle? Series: 10 YEARS AFTER CHALLENGER. Fisrt OD a Two-Part Series. Only Article Appearing Today
SIX men who were to fly aboard the shuttle Endeavour earlier this month described their upcoming mission with smiles and comments as crisp as their NASA uniforms. Then came The Question: How do you prepare your families for the possibility that you might...
Mandela's Challenges: Stop Crime and Political Killings, Speed Growth
NOW that ample Southern Hemisphere rains have begun to make up for years of drought, and reconciliation between whites and blacks is a success, President Nelson Mandela's new South Africa must solve three urgent problems if democracy is to be sustained.*South...
Neutral Swiss Question High Price of Aloofness
WHEN trains laden with NATO supplies passed through Switzerland to the Balkans earlier this month, the world hardly noticed.But the gesture signals that Switzerland, which has been neutral for centuries and does not even belong to the UN, might soon...
Outlook for Bosnia
THE peace process in Bosnia has three major tracks, none of which lacks twists and hazards. But the process has begun; that in itself stirs hope.The first and least tortuous track is NATO's core mission: to separate the sides and monitor such steps as...
Palestinians Voted for Their Own Participation
IN 1974 he came before the United Nations Assembly as a pistol-packing guerrilla, challenging the accepted order. Now he is president-elect of the Palestinian Authority, symbolic of the new order.But the new order is still in the making, and the shoo-in...
Policy Wonks Go to Battle over Minimum Wage
BSURD position." "Ludicrous claim."Those are phrases flung about by a group of economists engaged in a fast-food fight over the merits of a minimum-wage hike."Policy wonks have a no-holds-barred approach to each other," notes Carlos Bonilla, a policy...
Polish Politicians Smeared by Alleged Kremlin Ties Premier Offers to Resign over Probe into Charges of Spying
POLAND yesterday struggled to wade out of a spy scandal that strikes at the heart of the nation's government and raises concern over how completely its leaders have severed their ties to Communism.Jozef Oleksy announced on TV Wednesday that he would...
Russian Marketeers Come in from Cold in Need of Western Aid, Yeltsin Appoints Two Reformists as Key Officials
JUST when it appeared that Russian President Boris Yeltsin had turned his back on economic reform, yesterday he suddenly opened the Kremlin door again to free marketeers.In recent days, Mr. Yeltsin had cleansed the Kremlin of the last champions of Western-style...
Scrubbing Up after Rhode Island's Worst Oil Spill from Floating Booms to Washing Loons, Cleanup Progresses
Moonstone is as pretty a beach as you'll find in New England. Beach grass waves over the dunes, and gulls take wing overhead.But for the past six days, such postcard images have been overtaken by legions of jumpsuited workers and bulldozer operators...
Sports Calendar
February 2Millrose Games (track and field)Big-city elegance and energy is what fans expect and traditionally get from this meet in New York's Madison Square Garden. Races on the banked wooden track are a highlight. The US indoor circuit then moves to...
Sunday's Biggest Winner Is Phoenix SUPER BOWL BOOST
THE Valley of the Sun, as metropolitan Phoenix is called, is about to enjoy its day in the sun - being inundated with visitors, national publicity, and dollars.While the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers will divvy up a $3.6 million purse after...
The Law of Peace
THE assassination of Israel's Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in November of last year sparked intense debate. The assassin, a strict student of the religious law set down in the Hebrew Torah, apparently took exception to Mr. Rabin's secular implementation...
The Perfect Opportunity for People-Watching
IN July it rained in Florida, and it rained, and it rained. A leak appeared in the roof. I kept a garbage can underneath the living-room ceiling to catch the flow. I could watch television and listen to the waterfall at the same time.When the sun came...
Under Fire, Colombian Leader Calls for the People to Decide His Fate
STRUGGLING to save his tattered presidency, President Ernesto Samper Pizano has called for a referendum to let Colombians choose whether they want him as president.In opting for the vote, Mr. Samper sidestepped growing calls to resign after his former...
Water Only Two Days a Week: What It Will Take to Rebuild Bosnia PUTTING DAILY LIFE BACK TOGETHER
IMPLEMENTATION of the Dayton peace agreement in the Balkans will be complex and difficult, but the obstacles may not be as great as widely supposed. Everyone stands to benefit, and this fact will not be lost on the peoples concerned.Hopefully, there...
Worth Noting on TV
*SUNDAYSuper Bowl XXX (NBC, 6-10 p.m. EST): America's most-hyped sports event, held this year at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz., celebrates its 30th anniversary. Meeting for the third time on Super Sunday are the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers...
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