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 17, 1995

Archaeologist Finds Replica of Jerusalem Temple
GUIDED by an ancient love story, an archaeologist says he has uncovered an exact replica of the temple in Jerusalem that was the center of Jewish life for centuries until its destruction nearly 2,000 years ago.Yitzhak Magen, Israel's chief archaeologist...
At Waldorf It's Beef, Shrimp, and a Lot of Campaign Cash
THE candidates are off and running -- to the bank. At barbecues, cocktail parties, black tie galas, and genteel arm-twisting sessions, the checkbooks are opening.The presidential candidates, and their parties, are collecting campaign contributions as...
Bad-Hair Stories and Snippets to Save
NEATLY sealed in an envelope that will never be mailed are strands of my pale blonde baby hair. Sometimes these infant cuttings link generations and stimulate stories.I opened a pastel envelope and fingered my daughter's locks, then smiled and touched...
Beyond Form 1040
EVEN as millions of Americans mail off their tax forms by today's deadline, lawmakers -- including a number of presidential hopefuls -- are renewing the perennial debate over how to make the process of paying Uncle Sam simpler and fairer.Simplicity's...
Big Bucks for Kids Schools Try Auctions to Raise Money
THE competition is fierce, the atmosphere tense."Five-hundred!" shouts one parent."Five-fifty!" counters another."Going once, going twice, sold for $550!" the auctioneer declares.An antique fountain pen? Fine jewelry? Hardly. The winner has just bought...
Canada Reels in a Deal with EU over Fish Take
AFTER five weeks of net cutting and shots across ships' bows, the fishing flap between Canada and the European Union is over.Canada and Spain narrowly avoided an all-out fish war when the 15-nation EU agreed Saturday to specific quotas for and close...
Chicago to Launch New Stock Exchange
THE Chicago Stock Exchange plans to parry the one-two punch of technology and price competition by launching later this year what it calls a state-of-the-art stock market.The new market -- the United States Stock Exchange -- would not have a trading...
Gun Case May Trigger More Product Suits Could Shift Gun-Control Battle from Congress to Courts
ON a summer day in 1993, Gian Luigi Ferri walked into a Nevada pawn shop and bought two TEC-DC9 semiautomatic pistols. A few days later, he used them to kill eight people at a San Francisco law firm.Convinced that this rapid-fire weapon serves no purpose...
Has EBRD Revised Its Gucci Ways to Aid Ex-Communist States?
TWO years after nearly sinking from extravagant spending on executive jets, marble-clad offices, and unjustifiable management "perks," the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is back afloat.Many credit President Jacques de Larosiere...
Indecent Liasons: The US and Guatemala's Army since 1954 the US Has Maintained Close Ties with Guatemala's Vicious Military. Now Washington Has a Chance to Make Amends
AS the sordid details about CIA activities in Guatemala emerge into public view, we are getting an extraordinary glimpse of secrets closely guarded for decades. But the case of Col. Julio Roberto Alpirez and the Central Intelligence Agency is literally...
Life and Action Originate in God Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to World Events and Daily Life
I WAS startled when I was asked to fill in as organist for the Sunday church service. It had been years since I'd played the organ! It didn't occur to me to refuse, however, as I've seen so much evidence in my life that God gives us the ability to...
Living Up to 'Little Women'
The day the movie "Little Women" premiered in our town, I was at the theater with my two younger daughters. I was not there just because I loved the book and all the stories of Louisa May Alcott. Nor did I make this rare appearance at a movie theater...
Making It the People's Court Hoping to Foster Trust in the Legal System, Some Officials Are Seeking Ways to Improve the Judicial Experience
Whether it's a $10,000 lawsuit or a $30 traffic ticket, few people enjoy their experiences with the justice system. Researchers are taking a new look at those experiences and are reshaping police and court procedures. Although no one is promising to...
Nations Tussle over Bottling Nuclear Genie
DIPLOMATS from 174 nations will gather in New York today to answer a deceptively simple question: Should the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), the cornerstone of global efforts to contain the spread of nuclear weapons for 25 years, be given an...
Neil Simon's 'London Suite' Cruises on Autopilot
London SuiteAt the Union Square Theatre.When Neil Simon announced that his newest work, "London Suite," would bypass Broadway and instead play at an Off Broadway theater, many took it as a clear death knell for the Great White Way. If Simon, the most...
Nondeductible IRAs Can Build Up a Sizable Nest Egg Retirement Planners Advise Putting IRA Money in a Stock Mutual Fund Series: YOUR MONEY
After April 17, I can no longer get a tax deduction for taking out an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) on my 1994 income. When is the best time to contribute to an existing IRA, or open a new IRA account -- anytime during the remainder of 1995, or...
Palestinian 'Brothers' Pitted against Each Other
CAPT. Fayez Mamlouk, commander of a unit that protects PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat, has paid a heavy price for his service to the Palestine Liberation Organization and its dream of a Palestinian state.Captain Mamlouk spent the last three decades with...
Robert McNamara Faces History and Himself on Vietnam after Decades of Silence, Memoir Brings Admission: 'We Were Wrong, Terribly Wrong'
IN RETROSPECT: THE TRAGEDY AND LESSONS OF VIETNAMBy Robert S. McNamara with Brian VanDeMarkTimes Books/Random House, 374 pp. $27.50Robert McNamara emerged politically in 1961, a brash, confident secretary of defense who amazed Washington by battling...
Settlers and the Future of Gaza
IT has been almost one year since Yasser Arafat's Palestinian Authority (PA) was created. In that short time, many of the assumptions upon which the historic accord between the Palestine Liberation Organization and Israel is based have been undermined....
Sting Operations by Thai Police Include Sex with Underage Prostitutes
The Thai government is now considering tougher laws on child prostitution and the sale of women and children into sexual slavery in other countries, part of a two-year-old campaign to curb these practices. But at the same time, Thai police acknowledge...
Thais Target World Trade in Child Sex. but Police Enforcers Get Little Support from Government Pedophiles from Europe and US Fuel Lucrative Busines That Exploits Children in Asian Nations
GERMAN postal inspectors thought they were about to catch a drug smuggler. In September 1993, 15 unusually thick envelopes reached Frankfurt by airmail from Bangkok. All bore the same return address printed in Thai, headed by a name in English -- "Team...
The Price of Exclusion
A FEDERAL appeals court decision announced last Thursday seemed to open the way for Shannon Faulkner to be the first full-fledged female cadet at The Citadel.But she's not there yet.In a 2-to-1 ruling, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals held that The...
Top Award to Japanese Architect Self-Taught Master Tadao Ando Wins the 1995 Pritzker Prize
A SELF-TAUGHT architect has won his profession's highest honor: the Pritzker Architecture Prize.It was announced today that Tadao Ando of Osaka, Japan, has been chosen this year's winner and will be honored at a ceremony May 22 at the Grand Trianon Palace...
Turkey Teeters as Islamists Challenge Old Secularism A Mideast Nation Struggles to Find a Middle Ground
FROM the plush green grass of Istanbul's Bosporus University to squalid slums where sewage runs freely through the street, a fervor for change has come over Turkey.The country is in the midst of a religion-fueled identity crisis. It's trying to figure...
Uncle Sam to Manage D.C.'S Money Financial Mismanagement in Capital Prompts Presidential Appointment of City Oversight Panel
DEPENDING upon how you look at it, today marks either a new beginning for the District of Columbia or one of its saddest moments.At the White House today, President Clinton will sign legislation establishing a control board to oversee the city's finances...
We're Not Mexico, Brazil Chief to Tell US Cardoso to Reassure Investors after the Peso Crisis
AFTER a contentious 100 days in office, embattled Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso is reaching out to the United States for reinforcements in his battle with Brazil's Congress over his ambitious package of reforms.His five-day state visit...
Why One Turkish Woman Dons a Scarf
SHE says she is a victim of intolerance, bigotry, and closed-mindedness."People are very, very prejudiced against {us}," says Esra Karatash, a junior at Istanbul's elite Bosporos University. "There's a Turkish saying they use. They say our 'minds are...

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