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 November 14, 1995

A Lesson from My Computer
HAVE you ever found yourself feeling sad about something, and wished you could do something to make things better?One time I was very bothered by a person I occasionally had to deal with. He seemed to be so bossy, and to think he was right and everyone...
Apartheid Ends - Locally - as South Africa Towns Vote
The true test of a new democracy is the spread of effective citizen participation, particularly to the local level. Now that South Africa has successfully completed the transfer of power to more than 700 municipalities throughout nearly all of the country,...
Assessing a Russia without Yeltsin at Helm December Vote Could Bolster Nationalists and Slow Economic Reforms
SINCE Boris Yeltsin took power in Moscow in 1991, the United States has relied on him to guide Russia out of communism and into a bright future of democracy, free enterprise, and benign relations with the newly independent states that form Russia's "near...
Atheist China Fights Dalai Lama in Picking a Spiritual Leader SEARCH FOR PANCHEN LAMA
THE quest for a small boy destined to become one of Tibetan Buddhism's most powerful leaders threatens to further split the former Himalayan kingdom now controlled by China.The drama surrounding the selection of the new Panchen Lama, a key religious...
A War Later, Serbia Shrinks Down to Size Croatia to Regain Last Sliver of Serbs' Greater Realm
MINORITY Serbs in the former Yugoslav republic of Croatia fought for more than four years to unite with other Serbs in Serbia and Bosnia. They finally appear to have given up on their dream of a "Greater Serbia."Serbs in Eastern Slavonia - a region along...
Behind the Scenes of the Football Ratings
As the college sports editor for USA Today, Joe Arace says he occasionally has to rouse football coaches from their sleep. Arace supervises the USA Today/CNN coaches' poll of the top 25 major college football teams. Sixty-two participating coaches are...
Border Patrol Nabs Illegals at the Office Critics Say Giving Employers Access to Immigration Records Is 'Big Brotherism'
IN her office off the main warehouse floor at GT Bicycles here, Virginia Valadez is a willing guinea pig in a program that could become a national model for illegal immigration control.The human-resource manager types information from a job application...
Bringing the Mount to Manhattan Edelweiss on the Hudson? A 90-Foot-High Ski Jump Recreates the Austrian Alps
WELCOME to the future site of Mt. Manhattan, a majestic parking lot in the shadow of the World Trade Center.Even in a city that thinks nothing of hosting a Pocahontas movie premier for 200,000, a strip of blacktop in Lower Manhattan strikes some locals...
Campaign Reform: What's Best?
CAMPAIGN-FINANCE reform is a bit like the weather: Everybody complains, but nobody does anything about it.There's no question that large numbers of Americans are deeply disturbed about the way campaigns are funded. They might be surprised to learn that...
Feds in the Classroom
JUST yesterday, it seems, the federal role in public education was waxing. Congress passed Goals 2000 in 1994, which gave Washington the task of encouraging and coordinating the development of tougher academic standards throughout the states. The Department...
Fiberglass Whales Deter Seals' Meals Scottish Boat Builder's Killer-Whale Replicas Cut Losses at Salmon Farms
FROM the upturned hull blocking its entrance, you conclude that this unpretentious building in the remote and rocky northwest tip of the Scottish mainland belongs to a boat builder. You are right - up to a point. But once you enter the shadowy interior,...
Futurist Sees Laissez-Faire Internet
If the Internet is humanity's new frontier, John Perry Barlow is a latter-day Daniel Boone, guiding newcomers over its rugged terrain and explaining in pithy phrase why new rules - or maybe none - apply.The former Wyoming rancher has notions that are...
Hirshhorn Museum PresentsWhimsical German Sculptor Acclaimed in Europe, Stephan Balkenhol Has First Major US Show
GERMAN artist Stephan Balkenhol defies the notion that contemporary sculpture is bulbous, abstract, or far removed from reality.Carving figures from a variety of woods and using a limited palette of paints, Balkenhol creates three-dimensional objects...
In Major League Sports, Stupid Is as Stupid Does
I guess I'm about the stupidest person in America. I still think of myself as a sports fan.I never realized I was so dumb until the last year or so.First, it was the pooh-bahs of baseball, who clutched fiendishly at my ignorance during their negotiations...
Investors Be Aware: Tax Planning Time Is Here This Year's Large Run-Up in Stock Prices Means Shareholders Need to Look More Closely at Capital-Gains and Other Taxes
IT'S fall, pumpkins are out, Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and the stock market is still hitting high terrains. That means it's time to get serious about - taxes.For thousands of investors, the large run-up in stock prices during 1995 makes...
Is the Cordless Phone on a Leash of Static? Try a 900-MHz
MAYBE you've had this experience: As you walk outside to do some yard work, the cordless phone you're carrying rings. You answer, expecting to hear from a friend. All you get is static.It's hard to enjoy cordless freedom when the phone you're using goes...
Mario on Colin: 'He Has Everything'
Mario Cuomo, who turned his back not once but twice on a beckoning presidential nomination, seemed eminently qualified to assess Colin Powell's turning away from a run for the presidency.We were sitting with Mr. Cuomo at a Monitor luncheon just as the...
Polls Apart: Annual Hunt for College Football Best
WHO'S No. 1? That topic has perplexed American football fans ever since Rutgers and Princeton scrimmaged in the first college game in 1869.Again the arguments begin: Is unbeaten Nebraska this year's best? Undefeated Ohio State? High-flying Florida? Mighty...
Rabin Killing Widens Israel's Jewish Divide Rulings by Extremist Rabbis May Have Provoked the Assassination; Silent Majority Begins to Speak
THE assassination of Yitzhak Rabin has sparked unprecedented soul-searching among religious Zionist factions and right-wing rabbis and produced the first steps by the Israeli government to curb their rulings and actions.Statements by extreme Zionist...
Russian Forces Sent to Bosnia - at What Price? What's at Stake Is a Decision That Will Help Define Moscow's Role in Europe, Its Relations with the West, and the Future of NATO
MOSCOWIN Moscow, the reluctance of the United States Congress to commit American forces to Bosnia is being greeted with a sigh of relief. Many Russians worry that somehow they will find their armed forces placed under NATO command as part of a peace...
Saudi Arabia Blast Spotlights US Role in Defending Gulf
FIRST the US Marine barracks in Beirut. Then the World Trade Center. Now yet another Islamic terrorist bombing has struck at Americans.Yesterday, five Americans and two others were killed and dozens wounded when two bombs exploded outside a US military...
Some Humbug Seen in US Holiday Sales RETAIL OUTLOOK
IN many retailers' eyes, Christmas 1995 is starting to look a lot like Christmas '94, except for one thing: Shoppers are being careful with their cash and credit cards.Like last year, computers, Cuisinarts, hi-fi stereos, jewelry, and video games are...
Taming the 'Wild West' of the Global Internet Tough Legal Issues and Exploding Technology Challenge Regulators Trying to Achieve Order and Prevent Abuses
When it comes to money-laundering, drug kingpins have one thing going against them, says Stephen Kroll. A large amount of cash "is hard to hide."Like an elephant, "it tends to attract attention," says Mr. Kroll, an official with the United States Treasury...
The News in Brief
The USAs promised, President Clinton vetoed the bill to extend the government's borrowing authority yesterday (above). And he was set to veto the plan to extend the government's operating ability. The short-term consequences of Clinton's moves - partially...
The Oddest Entry in the Pet Parade
As kids growing up in the disciplined 1950s, my sister and I were well-trained not to beg. As we strolled the grocery-store aisles with our mom, it never occurred to us to whine for cookies. We did try to woo her into purchasing some sweet-filled packet...
Theologians, Scientists Meet on 'Green Ethics' the Two Communities Join Forces to Change Attitudes on Environmental Protection
A prayer and three verses of the hymn "All Creatures of Our God and King" is not the typical opening for a meeting cosponsored by the nation's largest science organizations.Yet the opening and the meeting itself, held here this past weekend, typify a...
The Two Top Dogs Who Slept All the Way through School
Micky and Brownie went through fourth and fifth grades with me. Although they had excellent attendance, they mostly slept through classes and consequently learned neither to read nor write. But maybe that was because they were both dogs.When I first...
Tired of Costly Federal Rules? Make the Judge Pay for Them Arizona Officials Are Fighting a Ruling Requiring Prison Monitors. They Object to the 'Intrusion' in State Affairs
BUOYED by supporters in Congress, advocates of states' rights are now targeting a powerful new foe in their quest to shift authority away from Washington - the federal judiciary.They want to curtail the power of federal judges in particular when handing...
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