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 29, 1995

A Father Softens to a Child's Pleas for a Pet
Long before it had struck my nine-year-old son, Alyosha, to ask for one, I had preemptively planned to deny his request for a dog. In my family, affection for canines is strong, exceeded only by the disinclination to actually own one. Therefore, for...
Baseball Braces for Biggest Postseason Ever with Eight Playoff Teams Instead of Four This Year, the Possibilities Have Multiplied Exponentially
TOTALLY out of action at this time last year, major-league baseball now prepares to carpet October with wall-to-wall postseason games. The regular season - shortened from 162 to 144 games because of an eight-month labor stoppage - ends Sunday. The...
Ben Gets Makeover to Fight Counterfeits
BEN FRANKLIN just got a facelift. A makeover for Ulysses S. Grant is next. Then it may be Andrew Jackson's turn; after all these years, you'd think Old Hickory would have learned how to comb his hair. After leaving basic designs unchanged for most...
Britain's Queen of Whodunit Novels Commits a 'Class' Act
ACTUAL murder has yet to be committed - but the knives are out, and a detective may soon be on the way. Britain's crime writers, usually happy to scribble away out of the public's eye, are engaging in a bitter battle in the news media. The falling-out...
British Booksellers End Their Price-Fixing Scheme
BRITAIN'S hitherto sedate book trade is suddenly a battlefield, and small booksellers say they will be the first casualties of a price war. For nearly a century, publishers in Britain have agreed to restrict price competition. Now, faced with weaker...
CD REVIEWS an Occasional Update of Music Releases
*POP/ROCK Morrissey - Southpaw Grammar (Reprise): Famous for singing about loathing people because they are beautiful and for shedding tears because nobody loves him, mopey singer Morrissey has recorded a new eight-song CD that is anything but dull....
Colombian Leader Denies Links to Cali Drug Cartel
IN a marathon nine hours of testimony Tuesday, the president of Colombia, Ernesto Samper denied accusations that he knowingly accepted money from drug traffickers for his election campaign. President Samper testified before a congressional investigator ...
Consensus on Women's Rights Cleared the Skies in China
THE most significant development at the United Nations' Fourth World Conference on Women, held in Beijing earlier this month, may well be the one that has received the least comment. Mid-way through what sometimes seemed like endless round-the-clock ...
Curtain Rises on Revived Sharon Stage an Empty Connecticut Theater Is Rebuilt and Reopened as a Laboratory for New Work
AS the Broadway season gets under way, a season long on revivals and short on new plays, a group of Broadway professionals is reviewing work that began this summer at the Sharon Stage. The sleepy village of Sharon in northwest Connecticut was the...
Danger of Working Abroad Hits Home in the Philippines
IN an eastern slum of Manila, Gertrudes Ingreniero waits in her brick-and-cardboard hovel for news from her daughter Lourdes, working in Oman. Since February, letters and regular remittances of $250 from Lourdes have stopped, her mother says, soon...
Editorial Letters
When Farm Animals Are Put on 'Display' Regarding the front-page article "Fairs Brim With Everything From Pea Fowl to Pie Eating," Sept. 1: The author writes about an attraction at state fairs called the "Miracle of Life" exhibit. This exhibit allows...
E. Europe Wages a War of Words NOT TALKING THE TALK
THIS is one of Europe's last remaining divided cities, split not by a wall but by the Danube River; Half lies in Hungary and the other half in Slovakia. Komarno, on the Slovak side, seems at first a model of multiculturalism. Signs are in two languages,...
Elks Lodges Vote on Whether to Admit Women
The way Gloria Freshour figured it, she'd worked on every major function the Brookings, Ore., Elks Lodge had put on in 17 years, so she might as well become a member. So she crossed out the word "male" on the application and wrote in "female." She...
Florida Draws New Race Line 'Multiracial' Category Gets Mixed Reviews, May Disrupt School Set-Asides
The Coconut Grove Elementary School registration form said pick one: black, white, Hispanic, American Indian/Alaskan native, or Asian/Pacific islander. But Melissa Meyer, who is white, and Thallieus Massey, black and American Indian, felt their son...
Freeze Frames the Monitor Movie Guide
SEPTEMBER 29, 1995 Movies 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 Monitor staffers. Look for more...
Great Outdoors Coming to a Backyard near You as Urbanites Crowd West, Cougars Too Close for Comfort
WILDLIFE encounters in the West aren't that unusual. Since moving to southern Oregon a few years back, we've crossed paths with bobcats, bears, foxes, coyotes (a particularly large one just the other day), and a rattlesnake. Deer are so plentiful...
Israel's Prisoner Release Hits at Key Palestinian Discontent
FOR Maisoon al-Wihaidi, the latest Israel-PLO peace accord will come alive only when her daughter walks through the front door of the sumptuous family home here. "I just want to see her free. These are the best years of her life," Mrs. Wihaidi told...
It's Time for a 'Wetware' Rebellion Computer Owners Are Getting Less Service Than Ever from Manufacturers, and Advertisers Eye Their Home Screens as the Next Frontier beyond Radio and Television
TO the computer trade, you and I are "wetware." In order of priorities, we come fourth after "hardware" and "software" - and "adware." In the lingo of the industry, wetware is us - the human beings who make up the market for computer technology....
Japan Takes Steps to Fix Bank Crisis
OFFICIALS of Japan's Ministry of Finance, who administer the world's second-largest economy with lofty self-assurance, have rarely found themselves in such awkward straits. They have been under the klieg lights, foreheads glossy, insisting that problems ...
Mars Bars vs. Sugar Beets in Farm Bill
ONE afternoon this week, Sen. Rick Santorum (R) of Pennsylvania trudged into the conference room at the Senate Agriculture Committee and plopped down in his padded armchair. "He's alive," quipped an aide. "I'm surprised he doesn't have two black eyes." ...
Move over Major Leaguers, Here Comes the UBL an Upstart Challenge to Pro Baseball Aims to Restore Fan Trust Starting in 1997
Ex-major league executive Mike Stone is back in baseball, only not in a way he might have imagined. Instead of being president of the Texas Rangers, as he was from 1983 to 1990, he is the chief operating officer of the United Baseball League (UBL),...
Old Enemies Walk the Path to Peace Palestinians Move Closer to Independent State as Israel Loosens Grip on West Bank
WHEN Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat met at the White House two years ago, their reluctant handshake symbolized a grudging conclusion reached by both: that their differences could...
Perot's Answer to Powell's Question
MORE than a year ago, I asked Colin Powell whether he would consider running for president as an independent once his book was finished. Deftly, he replied with a question: The way the system works, how could one do that without a party organization...
Search for an Assailant
PAUL MCLAUGHLIN, an assistant attorney general in Massachusetts, was gunned down earlier this week at a train station in West Roxbury, a white, middle-class section of Boston. That much police know. What they still don't know is whether Mr. McLaughlin...
Sports Calendar
October 1-10 World gymnastics championships Coach Bela Karolyi, the Professor Henry Higgins to Nadia Comaneci and Mary Lou Retton, has ended a brief retirement to groom yet another potential world champion in his Houston gym, 13-year-old Dominique...
The Line-Item Veto Is Stuck? Good
THE very first item in the Republican Contract with America called for a "line-item veto to restore fiscal responsibility to an out-of-control Congress." The line-item veto would give the president the right to veto single items in an appropriation...
The News in Brief
The US Everyone from Park Rangers to policy wonks - so-called "non-essential" workers - will likely be back at work Monday. A bill to keep the government functioning past the Oct. 1. deadline was set to pass the House and possibly the Senate today....
Third-Party Prospects
A WAIT-AND-SEE approach to Ross Perot's newly announced "Independence Party" would seem to be in order. He and his followers have blown hot and cold on whether to form a third party ever since 1992. Given an Oct. 24 deadline to get on the California...
Welfare Reform Could Bump into Fed Policy
AS Peter Barth drives about San Francisco, he frequently sees men or women holding signs at stoplights or drive-on ramps asking for money, food, or work. Those few could turn into crowds of beggars and street vendors if welfare "reform" passes Congress,...
We're Not Trapped!
A SIGN I've seen in an elevator tells passengers what to do if the elevator becomes stuck between floors. It begins by stating "Know that God is with you!" The sign reminded me of a verse from Deuteronomy in the Bible: "The Lord your God is he that...
Why Memorize? Just Look It Up Later
This time I gave the young man a chance. The clerk in the paint store where I have bought all my paint for 30 years had again asked for my telephone number when I offered him my usual check. "Tell me, friend to friend," I asked, "just what my telephone ...
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