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 June 20, 1996

A Call for FAA to Change, from Ground Up Focus on Safety Would Require a Major Shift for Airline Watchdog
The proposed revamping of America's airline watchdog agency is an important step in helping to restore credibility with the flying public.But analysts say it will take more than a shift on paper to reorient the agency to focus solely on safety. It will...
African Photographers Dispel Myth of the 'Dark Continent' New York Exhibit Reveals Our Common Humanity, Showing Faces and Forms with Clarity, Resonance
In his pictures, South African photographer David Goldblatt wanted to show, he said, "something of what a man is and is becoming in all the particularity of himself and his bricks and bit of earth."At the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 139 prints by 30...
A Misguided Ideal - America's Obsession with Growing Thin
How thin is too thin? Two separate but similar incidents in the fashion world last month, 10,000 miles apart, are focusing welcome public attention on that crucial question.In Australia, top model Christy Quilliam made front-page news by appearing in...
Arabs Walk a Fine Line in Opposing A Hawkish Israel
Arab nations - holding their first summit in six years this weekend - will try to unite against the hawkish stance of Israel's new government. But they will also try not to react so strongly that Israel takes irreversible, hard-line positions on Mideast...
Arizonans Grimace as Another Leader Confronts Charges
In the past decade alone, Arizonans have endured the humiliation of a governor's impeachment and removal, the conviction of seven state legislators in a corruption case, and the disciplining of its two US senators over their ties to convicted financier...
As Internet Booms, So Do Hacker-Proofing Measures
James Bond surely wouldn't know what to make of Ira Winkler. Mr. Winkler is also a supersleuth, but of a late 20th-century breed. His specialty: chasing down computer hackers, not mysterious agents in trench coats driving expensive cars.Winkler, who...
Britain, Ireland Dare Adams to Pick Peace Can Talks Succeed without Sinn Fein?
Britain and Ireland are ratcheting up pressure on Gerry Adams, leader of the Irish Republican Army's political wing Sinn Fein, to force him to show that he rejects - rather than "regrets" - the IRA's campaign of violence.The full-court press comes in...
Clergy See an Attack on Faith Itself in Wave of Black-Church Arsons
As the extent of the black church burnings in the South seeps into public consciousness, theologians and church leaders describe a challenge broader than the evident racial motivation of the crimes.The litter of torched churches in rural Southern hamlets...
Consumers Cheer as Cereal Companies Scuffle in the Aisles
Cereal producers are embroiled in a brutal price war that snaps, crackles, and pops with cheery news for the American consumer.In the past two months, a battle for the national cereal bowl has driven down the price for a box of some leading brands by...
Deporting Refugees Who Miss Asylum Deadline Is Dangerous Senate's Version of Immigration Bill More Moderate, Fairer Than House's
A recent federal law apparently contributed to the death of a Cuban refugee, Mariella Batista. Ms. Batista was gunned down by the father of her son as she tried to enter a court in Los Angeles for a custody hearing.She had asked the Legal Services office...
Fiction Bestsellers
1. THE RUNAWAY JURY, by John Grisham, Doubleday, $26.95This book has it all: mystery, legal maneuvering, behind-the-scenes views of a trial, jury tampering, and plenty of other skullduggery. Taking a page from today's headlines, Grisham takes us to Biloxi,...
Greenspan Economic Sequel: Return of the Inflation Buster
Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan is America's economic pessimist-in-chief. He frowns when everyone else is smiling. He puts his foot on the monetary brake just when output starts humming. He senses inflationary pressures behind every twitch in...
Indian Reformer Fights for States' Rights from the Fringe
As the leader of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in West Bengal state, Jyoti Basu is one of the country's most experienced politicians.For the past 19 years he has headed the world's longest-serving, democratically elected Communist government.Winning...
In India, Power Creeps from Capital to Regions POLITICS IS LOCAL
Communist-run Calcutta has spent the last 20 years perfecting the art of political graffiti. At the Communist Party of India (Marxist) headquarters on Alimuddin Street, posters from last month's general election attacking the former Congress Party government...
Kremlin Purge Shifts Power Away from Hard-Liners to Gen. Lebed YELTSIN HEIR APPARENT
President Boris Yeltsin conducted a major purge of unpopular, undemocratic and influential ministers yesterday morning, leaving Gen. Alexander Lebed the most powerful man in Russia next to Mr. Yeltsin himself.Without warning Yeltsin fired his closest...
Movers and Stayers
'Lentamente," ("Slowly!") I pleaded. My one formal semester of Italian from 1959 was failing in the excitement. "Si, Sabatto prossimo," I promised. "This Saturday morning."I was calling my cousin Elena Mirasoli from our apartment in Switzerland. I'd...
Murders of Brazilian Peasants Raise Calls for Police Reforms
Protesters in France threw mounds of dirt at visiting Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso recently and yelled "Justice in Brazil!"For President Cardoso, a politician who wants to be remembered for his economic and political reforms, it was...
New Hampshire Residents Enjoy a First: Choosing Their Electricity Suppliers
Ever since New Hampshire moved to deregulate its electric industry last month, utility companies based as far away as California and Illinois have used gimmicks to woo residents Clayton and Mary Caddy to switch their service.Green Mountain Energy Partners,...
Olympic Kitchen Fuels Up to Make 50,000 Meals a Day from Pate Forestier to Peach Cobbler, Menu Gives Athletes Plenty to Choose
The tractor-trailers, cranes, and forklifts have disappeared. And the three heavy-duty vinyl tents stretched over an aluminum frame stand in what once was a student parking lot.In the next two weeks, this high-tech big top will become the world's largest...
One State's Lesson on Tracking Absent Dads
President Clinton drew fire this week for a controversial proposal to penalize welfare mothers who don't provide the government with information that could help locate deadbeat dads.This facet of welfare reform is already being tested in five states...
Out Goes Faulkner's Roof - but Not Nessie's Tooth
When my son was 12 and his sister was 9, we visited Boston to see their paternal grandmother. While we were there, we went down to the harbor to take a look at the USS Constitution, the hero frigate of the War of 1812, "Old Ironsides."I wanted to see...
Out of Africa, Artifacts Link Cultures Past and Present Guggenheim Show Traces Wealth of Tradition, Influence on Later Artists
The celebration of African art continues throughout the Guggenheim with "Africa: The Art of a Continent." This mega-show of more than 500 works is billed as the "first major survey of the artistic traditions of the entire African continent." It departs...
Psst! New Buzzword Is Intranet Connecting Far-Flung Enterprises over the Internet Is the Latest High-Tech Hit
Forget the Internet. Don't worry about on-line banking or new-media publishing. Disregard the supposedly huge market of 20 million to 40 million Internet consumers.The big action in cyberspace is the intranet.Intranets are miniature Internet-based systems...
Spiritual Poise-You Can Express It Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to World Events and Daily Life
Watching two bald eagles soaring high in the air, I found it hard to believe that their wingspans can reach over seven feet. When you see them flying above you, they don't look that big. But the poise, strength, and alertness that these birds exemplified...
Squaring off for Peace
It takes a crisis to bring Arab leaders together for a summit. Six years ago it was Iraq's invasion of Kuwait. Now it's the prospect of another Likud government in Israel, led by Benjamin Netanyahu.For Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, Jordan's King...
The News in Brief
THE USPresident Clinton planned to meet with Southern governors at the White House to unveil steps for reversing a rash of church fires. He aims to increase the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms budget by $12 million and request the Justice Department...
The Oil-Price Story: A Botched Job
Now that the shouting about oil prices has subsided, the time is right for seriously examining why prices at the gasoline pump rose so sharply this spring. It turns out that the facts support a most undramatic conclusion: Just about everything that could...
The Princely Ways of the Duke of Dumpsters
Main Street in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., cut downhill, stopped only by the Hudson River. On one side was a dock awaiting a barge full of coal, and on the other side was the town dump. It is here that our story begins and ends.Joey Morgan was the Garbage Man....
Trick Question: Are You Better off? Economic Statistics Show Different Things to Different Partisans
The political economic war in Washington is heating up.Both Democratic and Republican politicians are firing rapid statistical salvos on the status of the economy at each other, with victory at the polls in November the ultimate goal.Meanwhile, politically...
Trying to Stay Phat in a Trendy World Making Sense out of Slang Puts Generations to the Test
'Groovy" is resurfacing, "cool's" makin' a comeback, but, in the world of slang, "phat," which also means cool, is totally trendy today.That's the scoop, at least, from 10 East Harlem students who put their ears to the curb and the crib and listened...
WordPerfect Tries for a Comeback
WordPerfect, once king of the word-processing castle, appears to be the latest victim of the "Redmond effect."Microsoft Corp., based in Redmond, Wash., has laid siege to sector after sector of the computer software industry. From Apple Computer's operating...