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 April 9, 1997

After 50 Years, Stars Are Still Born at L.A.'S Legendary Coronet Theatre with Fresh Renovations, the Stage Bustles with Innovative Drama Projects
The Coronet Theatre, its Art Deco facade newly painted, is bathed in a glow of klieg lights. Limos pull up, red-jacket valets open the door, and Charlton Heston, Gena Rowlands, George Segal, Christian Slater, and Carol Burnett are among the first to...
A Move to End Rent Control Sparks Big Apple Battle Royal One of America's Last Bastions of Below-Market Rents May Fall
Stepping between a New Yorker and his rent-controlled apartment just isn't done.In a city where the average Upper East Sider now pays almost $2,000 a month for a cramped, one-bedroom apartment, rent-controlled units are hoarded, traded surreptitiously,...
Barring Critics, Inventive Theater Group Still Thrives an Interview with Distinguished Director Elizabeth LeCompte Reveals Free-Spirited Approach to 'The Hairy Ape,' Other Productions
Elizabeth LeCompte is one of the most dynamic innovators in American theater today.From her home base at the Performing Garage in lower Manhattan, she has directed the imaginative Wooster Group since the 1970s, guiding a highly skilled ensemble - members...
Black Author Turns A Jaded Eye on Africa from a Journalist's Disillusionment, a One-Sided Picture
Out of America:A Black Man Confronts AfricaBy Keith B. Richburg, New Republic/Basic Books 257 pp., $24 "Out of America: A Black Man Confronts Africa," by Keith B. Richburg, is a personal story of the author's journey from the suburbs of Detroit,...
Bomb Hoax at British Horse Race May Indicate New IRA Strategy Trend May Be to Target English Mainland, Economic Interests
Terrorists determined to force Britain out of Northern Ireland have launched what security experts fear will be a long-term campaign of violence on the English mainland. And British security authorities appear to be at a loss to know how to counter the...
Crisis over US Bases Prompts Rare Unity in Japanese Rivalry
Nowhere is the old adage that politics makes strange bedfellows more true than in Japan. Here, politicians with radically different beliefs have no trouble belonging to the same party or coalition.Now controversy over the US military role here has caused...
Day Care - as Indispensable as It Is Imperfect
Pity the working parents in Berryville, Ark., who thought they could count on long-term stability at the First Baptist Church's day-care center. With little notice, the church shut down its center last month, sending parents scrambling to find other...
Despite Drugs and Crime, the People of Bogota Unite for Day of Civil Fun
Every Sunday, thousands of people take over the streets of Bogota. But it's not the familiar scene of protest, which in Colombia can often end in brick-tossing and tear gas. Instead, Bogota's young and old get on bicycles or roller blades and hit the...
Despite Tradition of Trade, Iran Has Few Entrepreneurs Private Sector Hampered by Regulations, Clout of Bazaar Merchants
Valentine's Day may not be marked with much of a flourish in the Islamic Republic of Iran, but for Iranian flower producers, the lovers' day has become a high point in the year."The demand from Europe at Valentine's Day is enormous," says Hossein Ajayebi,...
Earth Summit 2
Remember Rio? Sounds like a movie title. But it's actually a terse description of what environment ministers from 19 nations were up to in Germany last month and ministers from 53 countries are tackling at the UN starting this week.It has been nearly...
Exploring Ethiopia's Wondrous Places of Worship Monasteries and Subterranean Churches Built 800 Years Ago Disclose Innumerable Treasures
Legend has it that Lalibela was built by angels armed with masonry tools to help an ancient Ethiopian king construct churches the world had never seen.When one gazes at the monasteries carved out of caves and sheer rock, such an explanation seems...
Faltering Mideast Peace Threatens US Interests
At first glance, the two events appear unrelated.As President Clinton met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu here April 7 in a failed bid to resuscitate Middle East peace talks, Americans in the Gulf state of Bahrain were being warned to avoid...
How Peace Came to S. Africa: Telling the Incredible Story
Anatomy of a Miracle: The End of Apartheid and the Birth of the New South AfricaBy Patti WaldmeirW.W. Norton 384 pp., $27.50 Thabo Mbeki sat in a cozy New York hotel, face to face with his white oppressor, listening. Serenity never left the brow of the...
Hunters Target Bears to Feed Asian Appetite PROFITABLE PARTS
The spring thaw in southeast Alaska's temperate rain forest awakens many creatures great and small from their winter torpor. But more than ever, it is also bringing a new breed of human hunter to the emerald glades of the Tongass forest - hunters who...
Jobs and Jobs Galore: Who Are the Workers?
Too many jobs. Not enough workers.That would be a complaint not heard for a long time in the United States. But economists are now wondering if the tight labor market will restrain economic growth."A careful analysis of the demographics of the US population...
Military Muscle May Not End Bid for Power in Zaire AFTER REBELS WIN
The war to oust the leader of Africa's third-largest country appears nearly over, setting up a rivalry over who will now rule a divided and strategic nation.In a mere six months, the rebel army of Laurent-Desire Kabila has taken one-third of Zaire. Most...
Militia Membership Remains Strong despite Terrorist Acts Most 'Patriots' Law-Abiding, but Extremists Tar Image
When a bomb-packed rental truck blasted the federal building in Oklahoma City two years ago, it also thrust a little-known militia movement into American consciousness.Today, as jury selection in the case against prime suspect Timothy McVeigh methodically...
Panama's Balancing Act: Security vs. Land Rights
At dawn, Lorencita Arias gathers together her cooking pots, plastic sheeting, and machete, and makes off through the sand-covered streets in this town in Darien Province. Then she and her husband set off in small wooden boat through the reef-protected...
Put Your Own Poetry in Motion A Home Forum Contest: Write Verse for a Bumper Sticker
Ever find yourself cruising to work, staring at the bumper of the car in front of you? Wouldn't it be nice if instead of a blank space or an outdated campaign sticker you could read a little poem? It's not such a crazy idea.If you live in New York City,...
The News in Brief
The USWhite House officials and congressional leaders were to resume budget talks. The White House disputed a gloomy picture of balanced-budget negotiations painted by Senate majority leader Trent Lott, who said little had been accomplished during the...
The Pentagon's Priorities
Early in his tenure, Secretary of Defense William Cohen has placed a premium on increasing the Pentagon's weapons procurement budget. He has suggested he might do so even if it requires cuts in forces and fewer operations in places such as Bosnia - operations...
The Thoreau of Yellowstone Steven Fuller, Photographer and Winterkeeper, Offers a Wide-Angle Window on America's Oldest National Park
Steven Fuller's vantage on the natural world is often compared to Henry David Thoreau's.From the stoop of his historic, pine-sided cottage overlooking the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, the winterkeeper and acclaimed nature photographer has spent most...
Wanted: Realism - and Wisdom - on Hong Kong
"God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things that should be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish one from the other."This prayer comes to mind when I think about the reversion of Hong...
Why Schools in Suburbs Are Hiring Detectives to Find 'Student Stowaways'
Dantae Clowers was recently christened "student of the month" at Columbia High School in this suburban New Jersey town. That may not seem remarkable, except for one thing: The district had been trying to expel him.His alleged crime: theft of an education.Last...
Would a Camp David II Help Arab-Israel Talks? Speed-Up Might Cause Slow-Down
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel visited Washington this week. He sought United States support for his proposal to accelerate "final status" talks with the Palestinians, possibly via a Camp David-style summit. It is fair to ask whether such...
You Can Turn Expectantly to God Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
I grew up depending on God. But I never thought of Him as the source of my health. That old attitude seems odd, now that I can look back on more than two decades of total reliance on Him. Through prayer I have recovered quickly from all kinds of physical...