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 February 2, 1995

Accused Terrorists Get `N.Y.' Defense Everything from Mobster Allusions to Clothesline Wisdom, All Delivered in Brooklyn Dialect
THE New York "sedition trial" of 12 Middle Eastern men may not have the celebrity lawyers who that are defending O.J. Simpson, but it's clear from the start, the defense lawyers have their own New York character.Defending Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, a blind...
A Father-Son Clarinet Duet
ONE of my sublime pleasures is to steal a half-hour or so to play my clarinet. Especially on these bitter winter nights, when even the furnace doesn't seem quite enough to warm the walls. Music warms me to the threshold of comfort.My nine-year-old son...
A New Take on Museum Show and Tell Celebrating Its 10th Anniversary, the Museum for African Art in New York Dedicates an Exhibit to Exhibit-Making
The Museum for African Art peels back layers of museum practices to reveal what goes on behind the scenes in its latest effort, "Exhibition-ism: Museums and African Art." Its curators have taken an entertaining look at how conventional exhibitions influence...
Another Plan for the Peso
PRESIDENT Clinton has fashioned a new package to support the peso - a substitute for the one for which there clearly weren't the necessary votes in Congress.But the fundamental problems that got Mexico into trouble in the first place remain unaddressed.Concerned...
Bottling Up Nukes
THE United States and Russia no longer point nuclear-tipped missiles at each other. But the end of the cold war has not meant that the threat of a nuclear attack somewhere in the world has disappeared.Pondering what would have happened if the terrorists...
China Trade: Cautious Hope
EIJING and Washington are poised on a trade precipice.Either way Beijing steps, it has the rapt attention of its No. 1 trading partner. So which way is it leaning? International trader or isolated power with 22 percent of the world's population?The answer...
Corps for Troubled Youths Now Finds Itself in Trouble Critics See Waste, but Dorothy Wilson Says Program Turned Her Life Around
WHILE Victor Sheron was supposed to be going to high school, he probably spent more time "joy riding" in stolen cars. He only made it to class three days a month and, not surprisingly, he never graduated.But a federally funded school-to-work program...
Dispelling a Few of the Myths about US Foreign Aid
AMERICANS have always been enamored by the power of myth. Bigfoot. The Bermuda Triangle. Elvis sightings. And no myth has provided more enduring fodder for those eager to have the United States abandon its international leadership than the notion that...
Experiments You Can Do Almost Anywhere
According to television's Bill Nye, everyone is a scientist. Prove it by trying one of these simple experiments.* Round ShadowsTo ancient astronomers, the phenomenon this simple experiment explained solved a major issue: Shine a light on a wall. Now...
Giving US National Labs A Better Knack for Business
EVER since the world's first nuclear test exploded in the New Mexico desert in 1945, United States national labs such as Los Alamos, Lawrence Livermore, and Sandia have labored at the cutting edge of science.While the design of sophisticated nuclear...
Japan Suffers Crisis of Confidence after Quake Reveals Faults at Top
DURING ancient times, Japanese emperors would take responsibility for a major earthquake by abdicating. Disasters were a sign that an emperor had committed some sacrilege against his ancestors and could no longer control nature.But times have changed.While...
Just like Yeltsin? Poland's Walesa Pulled by Power Former Dissident, Now President, Clashes with Communist-Linked Government on Reform
MANY Poles would add President Lech Walesa's name to a list of democratic leaders, such as Russia's Boris Yeltsin and Peru's Alberto Fujimori, who have revealed an authoritarian streak.Mr. Walesa enjoys worldwide renown. He won the 1983 Nobel Peace Prize...
Loving, Instead of Hating, Our Neighbor
IN the United States, February is designated as "Black History Month." It's a good time to review the progress society has made in supporting civil rights, as well as to recognize the distance that remains to be covered before harmony among all...
Magic Eye Thrives on Staring Ex-Hippie Does Brisk Business Marketing 2-D Images with Hidden 3-D Pictures
STARING usually isn't considered polite. But Tom Baccei, creator of Magic Eye, has made a bundle encouraging people to do it.There are few places in the world where one can't find his two-dimensional computer-generated dot images, which, when stared...
Making Trade-Offs Is Foreign Policy's Art
THE art of making foreign policy in the United States is in balancing a series of trade-offs. Where to strike that balance is one of the main points of friction in the eternal struggle between Congress and the president.Generally speaking, Congress wants...
Mexico Emerges from Crisis but Path Is Uncertain
THAT giant sigh Americans hear is coming from Mexico.After twisting in the winds of cantankerous United States Congressional hearings on a proposed $40 billion loan-guarantee package, Mexico breathed a sigh of relief Wednesday over President Clinton's...
MOLE NEGRO OAXAQUENO (Black Mole from Oaxaca)
MOLE NEGRO OAXAQUENO (Black Mole from Oaxaca)</P><P>"Oaxaca is famous for its many mole sauces. The nickname for this state, in fact, is the `Land of the Seven Moles.' Black mole - a king among moles - is traditionally used in making...
Nation's Poorest Fight a Grim Stereotype
ON a biting cold morning, the residents of Stateway Gardens emerge from their yellow-brick towers pushing strollers, swinging lunchboxes, and carrying backpacks. As they tread toward the bus stop on 35th Street, they defy the "got nothing, do nothing,...
Northern Ireland Protestants Balk at Draft Peace Plan
LONDON and Dublin appear ready to broker a historic deal on British-ruled Northern Ireland, but leaders of the province's majority Protestant community are crying foul.A leaked draft of a "framework document," proposes creating an authority, run by both...
On Welfare Reform, Let Downstairs Talk, Let Upstairs Listen
IT has been 20 years since "Upstairs, Downstairs" first captivated TV audiences with stories about the intertwined lives of two social classes - the wealthy and their servants - in Edwardian England. Both groups had enormous appeal. But ask American...
OUT ON VIDEO A Weekly Update of Video Releases
* CALL NORTHSIDE 777 Many young filmmakers have revived the "film noir" style, which captivated the 1940s and '50s with its shadowy, suspenseful treatment of shadowy, suspenseful themes. So it's refreshing to see a fine example of the genuine article,...
Racial Pride and Prejudice Drive A Family-Centered Novel
DOROTHY WEST is the sole surviving member of that visionary company of love, hope, talent - and the usual feuds and friendships - known as the Harlem Renaissance.A writer and editor, West made her literary debut in the 1920s, winning a prize in a story...
Salsa Is Hot, but Mexicans Say Ole to Mole the Most-Celebrated Dish South of the Border Is Virtually Unknown in the States
Most non-Mexicans tend to envision tacos and tostadas when they think of Mexican food, but perhaps the quintessential Mexican dish is mole.A product - like the Mexican people themselves - of the joining of two worlds more than 500 years ago, mole is...
`Science Guy' Mixes Facts and Fun
It's 7 p.m., and "Bill Nye the Science Guy" is on the air - or is it out in space?Both, metaphorically. The enthusiastic Mr. Nye, wearing a soccer uniform, is taking viewers on a tour of the universe.A miniature soccer ball, representing the sun, is...
Solidarity's Reform Image Falls to Pieces
LIKE President Lech Walesa, the Solidarity trade union movement he once led has emerged as a fickle force for reform.Solidarity - the movement that brought down the communist system - now frequently opposes market reform initiatives of the current government,...
Study Gambling's Impact Policymakers Haven't Kept Pace with the Industry's Explosive Growth
I RECENTLY introduced a bill in the House of Representatives to establish a Commission on the Review of National Policies Toward Gambling. The last such commission issued its final report 20 years ago. A look at the current gambling landscape reveals...
The News in Brief
THE WORLD</P><P> Trying to break the stalemate in Middle East peace talks, leaders of Israel, Jordan, Egypt, and the Palestinians are expected to meet for an unprecedented summit today in Cairo. The peace process has been badly shaken...
Toothpaste Rep Unstops Tube over the Telephone
I COULDN'T take it anymore. I grabbed the tube of toothpaste, turned it over and found the toll-free number, the one that says if I have questions or remarks about the toothpaste, the tube, the spearmint flavor, flossing, brushing, even questions about...
Tots at the Computer: Educators Debate Value of Use at Young Age
ALAN CHENG ignores the caged rabbit, his classmates, and the colorful clutter of his classroom to focus on a large computer screen. He dons a pair of oversized black headphones and palms a computer mouse only partially covered by his diminutive hand.Within...
Why States Push and Shove to Host First '96 Primary
EVERY four years, states play a game of leap-frog, hoping to jump ahead of New Hampshire to host the nation's first presidential primary.This year, Arizona Gov. Fife Symington (R) gave the Granite State what may have been its strongest competition yet....
Worth Noting on TV
* THURSDAY</P><P>Our Favorite Movies: "TV Talkers" (TNT, 8-10:40 p.m.): Airing great old films is fine with me: They need no special showcasing. Yet this program's format - using well-known people to introduce and comment on their favorite...
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