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 September 6, 1996

A Boy in the Woods Learns a Lesson in Beauty
In September my route to school was devious, and until snow flew, every step was a wonderland of surprises. Knowing what I know now, so long afterward, I'm sure I would lament the intrusion of school-bus philosophies and insist I be allowed to go my...
A Look into Saddam's Future
Iraq's recent attack on one Kurdish faction in the northern city of Arbil raises a far bigger question: How powerful is Saddam Hussein and how stable is his rule? Though no one has a definitive answer, Saddam's future seems to hinge on five interrelated...
A Military Brat Finds a Place to Hang Her Hat
When I was about 13, I wanted a bedroom with blue walls, the color of the sky when it's faintly tinged with gray. I dreamed up the curtains to match, and a whole bedroom suite to furnish my own small corner of life. But I never asked my parents' permission...
A New Martina Shines at Open Young Phenom's Impressive Game Takes Her into Semifinal Test with Steffi Graf
No. 1 seed Steffi Graf - the owner of 20 Grand Slam titles - is not alone at the top anymore. Monica Seles (No. 2), in her second US Open appearance after a two-year absence, is playing superior tennis and appears headed for a final showdown with Graf...
A Test of EU Unity Ends in Suspended Subsidy for VW JOBS IN EASTERN GERMANY
In one sense, the dispute involves a carmaker and a commission. In another, it is a test of whether the dream of a united Europe will truly become reality.The dispute between the eastern German state of Saxony and the European Commission (EC), based...
A Wrenching Way to Jail an Abuser in First Such Case, a Trial in the Philippines Proves Messy Series: The Child Sex Trade: Battling a Scourge. Part Six of Nine. First of Three Articles Appearing Today
Not unlike the man serving a jail sentence for luring her into prostitution, Gloria Limpat is a prisoner. A slight, fine-featured girl of 16, she is compelled to live in an overcrowded home for children run by the Philippine government.Gloria's testimony...
'Babe' Wannabes Enter Sheep-Herding Trials Scooter the Pig Takes a Run at the Job Held by Generations of Border Collies
This weekend in Meeker, Colo., porcine aficionados will find out if life can imitate art.Inspired by the Oscar-winning movie 'Babe,' where a pig takes top prize in a sheep-herding contest, organizers of the 10th annual Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship...
California Smog Plan Drives Motorists to Protest Car Culture, Environmental Concerns Collide as State Cracks Down on 'Gross Polluters'
Choked by some of the worst smog in the nation, California officials thought they had come up with a promising route to clean up the air - cracking down on the worst-polluting cars.But the aggressive new program is running into speed bumps on the road...
Colleges Must Stop Giving Students Less for More
"For most of the 1980s, the rocketing costs of a college education looked like the trajectory of the space shuttle," says Robert Moskowitz in Investor's Business Daily. In 1979, the average four-year costs at a public college equaled 36 percent of the...
Conventional Wisdom
It's been a week since the last balloon hit the floor. So now is as good a time as any to review the two recent major-party political conventions and ask, What about the future?We've pointed out before that with the nomination determined by primary and...
Democrats Risk Losing Blacks to New Republican Strategy by Failing to Respond to the GOP Challenge, Democrats May Be Decimated in the South
Republican candidate Bob Dole is reportedly worried about winning the South, the increasingly important region that has turned into a Republican stronghold over the last quarter of a century. But Democrats shouldn't jump for joy just yet. The time is...
Economic News Zig-Zags, So What Do You Believe?
America's economic mood has shifted this year as fast as that of a weary toddler.Right now, many economists are concerned that the economy is hyper - needing restraint by the long arm of the Federal Reserve through a hike in interest rates.Last winter,...
Family Movie Guide
This guide covers "family films" plus movies that could become blockbusters or may especially pique the interest of teenagers. Only films with G ratings are tagged as all-family fare by Hollywood. Most have stronger MPAA ratings that call for extra alertness...
Humility, Seen and Felt Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to World Events and Daily Life
Very often today we see individuals trying to get ahead at the expense of others. Sometimes it's blatant. Other times it's more insidious. But this attitude harms businesses, nations, governments, countries, and even churches. It's selfishness --...
If Politicians, like Athletes, Wore Logos
When stock-car racer Dale Earnhardt climbs into his Chevrolet Monte Carlo, he wears his corporate sponsors on his sleeves. Sprinter Michael Johnson and basketball star Cheryl Swoopes both won their Olympic events in specially designed Nike shoes, complete...
In a Shady Bangkok Brothel, A Raid Fails to Free Child Prostitutes Series: The Child Sex Trade: Battling a Scourge. Part Six of Nine. Third of Three Articles Appearing Today
Brothel architecture is telling. In Bangkok, houses of prostitution tend to be big, boxy buildings with practically no windows and neon-lit signs advertising massage. Sometimes they are converted hotels whose windows have been boarded up. The sex trade...
Letters
The Case for Boutros-GhaliIn the opinion-page article "UN Reform, a la Carte," Aug. 6, the author castigates the UN as "synonymous with waste, fraud, and abuse," holding UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali responsible. The UN, in his view, will...
More College Students Opt for Religion 101
In college campuses across the country, God has become a growing topic of discussion in dorms and classrooms.Chaplains, religion professors, and campus ministry representatives report a renewed interest in religion and spirituality among knapsack-toting...
Neil Young's Appeal Crosses Generations at Energetic Show
Neil Young may be a critics' darling, but the tumultuous audience response to the blistering show he and Crazy Horse put on at Madison Square Garden made it clear that audiences adore him, too. The crowd, which largely consisted of people too young to...
Oil-for-Food Deal Frames Iraqi Crisis It May Be Reason Saddam Attacked the Kurds
As always in the Middle East, oil is never far from the surface of any crisis.Clearly, Saddam Hussein's military feint into a United Nations safe area for Kurds was the trigger for this week's showdown between the Iraqi leader and the United States.But...
Once-Besieged Town Defiantly Clings to Its Lifeline to the World BOSNIA'S GORAZDE
The story of the southeastern Bosnian city of Gorazde begins with a road.Virtually surrounded by Bosnian Serb territory, Gorazde is connected to the rest of Muslim-held Bosnia by one unpaved mountainous track - undrivable in winter.Every day, Gorazdens...
The High Price of Reforming Welfare
Over the weekend in Little Rock, Ark., President Clinton said "Welfare is no longer an issue that conservatives can condemn liberals over. We have gotten rid of the system people say they don't like."There you have it. A triumph of Dick Morris-style...
The News in Brief
THE USCIA director John Deutch said Iraqi tanks were pulling back from the Kurdish town of Arbil. Earlier, the Defense Department denied reports that Iraqi troops were preparing to move against Kurds in the north. Also, Secretary of State Warren Christopher...
These Jobs Are Peace Casualties to Keep Israeli-Palestinian Peace Alive, Israel Will Boot Foreign Workers
Romanian worker Marian Manciu has been in Israel for three years taking menial jobs in restaurant kitchens and at construction sites. He has met an Israeli woman whom he wants to marry.His biggest problem is that his passport is still in the hands of...
US Move to Protect Gulf Allies Shows Stateless Kurds Play Second to Oil Washington's Post-Gulf War Actions to Protect Kurds in Northern Iraq Seem like Empty Promises to Kurdish People Today
"Just look at the map," complained my Kurdish guide in northern Iraq recently. "The Americans carved out this 'safe haven,' but they gave Saddam everything for the oil. We Kurds were left with nothing."Judging by the map, he was right: even though the...
While Washington Dithers, States Cap Campaign Funds
After waiting for years for politicians to control campaign spending, many voters are taking matters - and the law - into their own hands.Ballot initiatives that limit campaign spending have passed in 22 states, and voters in three more states - California,...
Who Runs Russia? Absence of Yeltsin Raises New Worry
When Russian voters put Boris Yeltsin back into the Kremlin for another term of office two months ago, they thought they were choosing a president. Instead, they find, they elected the Invisible Man. Mr. Yeltsin has appeared only once in public since...
Who Sets Local-Phone Competition Rules? States Battle the Feds
In its push to make America's local telephone service as competitive as long distance, the federal government has run into a significant - and potentially huge - legal obstacle: states' rights.Local telephone companies and state utility regulators are...
World's Police Share Tips in New Assault on Sex Trade Series: The Child Sex Trade: Battling a Scourge. Part Six of Nine. Second of Three Articles Appearing Today
For years," says Chief Inspector James Reynolds of London's Metropolitan Police, "pedophile crime was in the 'too difficult' category - people didn't like to talk about it."But as a consequence of rising public concern about the commercial sexual abuse...
Worth Noting on TV
SUNDAYUS Open (CBS, 2-7 p.m. EDT): This is the first year both the men's and women's finals will be played on the same day. Be warned: Anything can happen during tennis's Grand Slam free-for-all. Many of the top seeds have already been knocked out of...

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