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 October 23, 1996

Alternative Treatments Make Gains in Medical Community
Long considered quackery by America's medical profession, the herbal remedies, needle treatments, and mind-body healing methods practiced for centuries by ancient cultures are gaining respectability in the public's eyes and in doctors' offices nationwide.News...
Apathetic Voters Send a Message: Talk about the 'Greater' Issues VOTER CURRENTS Series: The 96 Campaign
A nation redefines itself when it elects a chief of state and its legislature.The nature of the chosen leaders is one aspect of this self-delineation. The interest of the populace is another - and, by that measure, apathy may be one of the chief characteristics...
Ballot Initiatives Rise as a Route around Legislative Gridlock Term Limits, Finance Reform Put in Voters' Hands
Direct democracy" is catching on as never before.Voters in 24 states will face a record number of ballot initiatives on Nov. 5, ranging from term limits and campaign finance reform to hunting techniques and cleanup of the Everglades.The initiatives are...
Campaign Finance Reformers Face Big Hurdle: High Court Series: The 96 Campaign
Alleged campaign-finance abuses by Democrats and Republicans alike have emerged as a major issue in the closing weeks of the presidential campaign, sparking new calls for reform.But calls for reform - either by politicians or by the public - may hit...
Chicago Schools Try to Make the Grade Administrators Join Forces with Universities, Education Experts to Aid Troubled Schools
At Clemente High School on Chicago's West Side, afternoon dismissal is a scene of bottled-up chaos: Thousands of students throng down the central escalators of the nine-story school talking and laughing. Adult monitors shout at the slow-moving crowd...
Chirac Speaks out for 'First Arts' Controversy Swirls amid the French President's Plan to Open a Major Museum for Primitive Art in Paris
Call the Museum of African and Oceanic Art in eastern Paris, and you'll find a scratchy recording with a distant-sounding voice at the other end of the line - a fair representation of the neglect this museum suffers from.Dusty galleries and out-of-date...
Colombia Stays in US Disfavor Proposed Antidrug Laws May Not Be Enough to End 'Decertification' by US
When the Clinton administration "decertified" Colombia last March, it was the first time this annual drug-war seal of approval was denied to a democracy and a close trade partner of the United States.Colombians held their breath, anticipating that the...
Declassified Papers Show US Won Sputnik Race after All
For reporters who thought they knew the score, history's lens can be eye-opening. That's what newly declassified secret documents have done for some of us who covered the dawn of the space age.It seems that neither "savvy" science writers, the scientists...
Democrats Seek Lift from Michigan Swing Seat Series: The 96 Campaign: Race for the House
It's one of America's most closely watched congressional races. A self-made millionaire and Gingrich acolyte is taking on a centrist Democratic mom with a flair for campaigning.The race, so far, is tight. Polls show Republican freshman Rep. Dick Chrysler,...
Ethics Drive Launched in Britain
A widow's passionate call for good citizenship is sparking a grass-roots national debate about ways of ridding British society of violence.A crusade launched Oct. 21 by Frances Lawrence, whose husband, Philip, was killed by a gang member last December,...
Foreign Policy beyond Campaign Mush
In last week's "debate" between the two US presidential candidates, there was only one reference to foreign policy - a muddled question about sending American troops to the West Bank and Israel, and a mushy response from both candidates.It is unfortunate...
Giving, Pouring, Sharing Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to World Events and Daily Life
A Bible prophet called Elijah met a widow who was so poor that she and her son were about to die of starvation (see I Kings 17:8-16). She said she had only a handful of meal and a little oil left. Yet Elijah told her not to be afraid, but to make some...
In a Nation with Slaves, A Woman Wins a Voice
Fatma Zeina Mint Sbaghou has climbed up from the bottom of the social ladder. A black woman born into a slave caste, she took office as one of Mauritania's 79 members of parliament Oct. 21.In this desert nation, light-skinned Moors have traditionally...
In Japan, 'Good' Bank Shines amid Scandal-Torn Industry
Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood far from the office towers of Tokyo's business district is an organization that offers Japan's troubled financial industry a shot at redemption.The sign next to the door says "Citizen's Bank," and the people inside...
Justice in South Africa
The recent acquittal of a former defense minister and other apartheid-era officials by a South African judge may have seemed a step backward from righting the wrongs of the past. The men were implicated in a horrific 1987 incident that involved the...
Murders Impede Justice in Rwanda GENOCIDE WITNESSES SLAIN
The group of armed men who forced their way into the house of Jean Sibomana, a local government official, appeared to know exactly who he was.They called him by name, shot him, and then went on to kill his daughter and wife. Five others were killed in...
Near the Top of the World, A Friend Who Has My Face
I remember hearing that everyone has an identical twin somewhere in the world. I met mine on Mt. Everest. We had been climbing in Tibet on the north face of the world's highest mountain for 57 days. Winds of 80 to 100 m.p.h. had blasted us and ripped...
New School Straddles Europe's Divide German University on Polish Border Aims for 'New European Identity'
This small city on Germany's eastern border with Poland is rapidly changing from a provincial backwater into a unique workshop in European integration.Since German reunification in 1990, the town's newly reopened university has played an important role...
Prostitution's Pernicious Reach Grows in the US
Sex for sale is spreading across the United States. It involves younger and younger prostitutes, sophisticated networks of brothel operators and street pimps, and women and girls from abroad who are lured into the business and held in virtual slavery....
Realpolitik in Southwest Asia
Mountain peoples bordering Iran on the west and the east - the Kurds and the Afghan tribes - today defy diplomatic efforts to bring stability to Southwest Asia. Although the situations in northern Iraq and Afghanistan differ, their similarities help...
Sealing My Vote without 'Stars and Stripes Forever'
My 1992 presidential-election ballot came into my hands as did most of my mail in China: rumpled and damp, with shoe marks across the envelope. I did not find this appearance surprising. After teaching English for more than a year at Jiangxi Normal University,...
Telekom Shares Lure Germans into Stocks 'T-TIME' FOR INVESTORS
The privatization of Deutsche Telekom means much more than just fresh capital for a state-owned phone giant that faces deregulation and competition in just over a year.It also appears likely to serve a broader goal: bringing ordinary Germans into the...
The News in Brief
THE USFour new polls gave President Clinton a commanding lead of 15 to 24 percentage points over GOP challenger Bob Dole. An ABC News survey found 53 percent of the electorate favoring Clinton, 38 percent Dole. A Harris poll had the president leading...
The Path to Peace in Northern Ireland AFTER LISBURN
In the wake of the recent Irish Republican Army (IRA) bombing of the British Army barracks in Lisburn, Northern Ireland teeters between the reality of a bitter past and the hope of a brighter future.It can slip back into the spiral of terror and violence...
Why a Moral Society Should Put Limits on Unfettered Inquiry
Forbidden Knowledge: From Prometheus to PornographyBy Roger Shattuck.St. Martin's Press 346 pp., $26.95. Modern civilization has been built upon the almost sanctified premise that social progress depends upon the unfettered pursuit of truth wherever...
Will 'World' Series Always Be in Quotes?
Baseball's World Series will end soon, or will it? On Oct. 31, a major-league all-star team will begin an eight-game exhibition series against a team of Japanese stars in Japan. Some might say this is closer to a true world series than what now passes...
With Super Slugging and Pitching, Atlanta Takes Control
Corporations make plans. Couples getting married make plans. And, as it turns out, baseball teams try to plan as well.The pitchers, hurling fastballs and curveballs, plan how they are going to pitch each hitter. The batters, in meetings with their coaches,...
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