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 August 21, 1995

American Initiative in Bosnia Stymied by Loss of Envoys
A TRAGIC accident on a rain-soaked Bosnian mountain track has done more than take the lives of three top US officials. It has also robbed American diplomacy of dedication, memory, and momentum at a critical moment in the history of the Balkans war.Washington...
Americans Say What Makes a Hero National Survey Serves as a Snapshot of Current Values
When Robert Pamplin Jr., a businessman and philanthropist in Portland, Ore., began asking people how they would define a hero, he expected answers that were, well, heroic. Possible responses, he thought, might include "a person who puts his life on the...
Beijing Tries to Beat a Rap Worse Than the Big Apple's
IMAGINE this: You walk into a department store, spot your item, and ask the clerk for help. "Don't you see I'm busy. What's the hurry?" barks the salesperson.Stunned, you turn to another clerk who also shrugs off the query. You say that you need assistance....
British Conservative Seeks a Remake of Himself in the Image of Newt
NEWT-THINK is going global.A member of Britain's ruling Conservatives is turning to the Republican Speaker of the US House to revive his troubled party, which is in the market for fresh ideas after 15 years in power.John Redwood - who tried to unseat...
Dole Takes Hit in 'Important' Early Iowa Poll STRAW IN THE WIND
HUDDLING on the confetti-strewn floor of an Iowa State University arena, Sen. Bob Dole's senior advisors debated how to tell their candidate the news.Sen. Phil Gramm (R) of Texas had just scored an upset in the most important straw poll of the pre-season...
England's Tower Guards Told Time Is Running out BEEFEATERS' BEEF
THE name "Beefeaters" suggests that they are a well-fed, jolly band of men.But the 38 splendidly attired Yeomen Warders who guard one of Britain's prime tourist attractions - the Tower of London - are far from happy and see lean times ahead.The government...
Faulkner's Battle Ends, but War Continues All-Male Schools Still Face Legal Challenges
Although Shannon Faulkner's two-and-a-half-year battle to breach the walls of The Citadel ended Friday when she decided to drop out, the question of when and whether another woman will be admitted still hovers over the all-male military institution in...
Football, Virgil, Gracefulness: Lessons from a Wise Coach
MY friend Robert isn't a sports fan, but he's troubled by the direction youth team sports have taken over the last two decades. The problem, he argues, is that parents who weren't standout athletes themselves insist their children fulfill their frustrated...
Garden Gnomes Lend Life to an Ordinary Lawn
A woman lives in a small brown house across from the cemetery. Both the house and the cemetery face a shabby road lined by an auto-parts store, four fast-food restaurants, a used car lot, and several gas stations.But the woman in the brown house has...
Golden State Seeks Change in Political Business as Usual
POLITICAL mud-wrestling, gridlock, yearly budget stalemates: the woes of the California Legislatureare legion.Now, in what may prove to be the most dramatic overhaul of any state government, a constitutional commission is drafting a broad set of proposed...
Grabs for Empire Cast Shadows over Peace Today the Monitor Continues a Year-Long Series of Articles That Examine World War II and Its Aftermath Series: COMMEMORATING THE FINAL YEAR; WORLD WAR II
Few issues ruffled President Franklin Roosevelt's liberal sensibilities more than the evils of colonialism perpetrated by his European Allies."Don't think for a moment that Americans would be dying tonight if it had not been for the short-sighted greed...
How Safe Is Airplane Software? One Driving Force Behind Cockpit Automation Is to Keep Fuel Use Down
THE wheels leave the runway. The nose heads skyward. Now, who should fly the plane: the pilot or a computer? That's a question coming to the forefront - again - as commercial airplanes become increasingly dependent on software.A year ago near Toulouse,...
HUD, Houston in High-Noon Standoff Federal Officials Threaten to Withhold Millions If City Doesn't Compensate Evicted Tenants
AFTER 20 years of renting a beat-up townhouse apartment on Houston's westside, Mike Lucid was put out on the street in 1993.Mr. Lucid, along with five other families at the Manor West complex, was summarily evicted without compensation when the owner...
Laying a Nest Egg for Public Television
AMERICAN democracy is a see-saw struggle between the collective good sense of the people, the innate distrust of their leaders, and the sales pitch of big business to both.There is an extraordinarily important variation of this theme on Capitol Hill,...
Leaving Canada: Separatists Crank Up the Heat in Quebec Polls Still Show a Majority in French-Speaking Province Want to Stay
QUEBEC Premier Jacques Parizeau's separatist political machine is rumbling through the Quebec countryside, with volunteers campaigning door to door to convince Quebeckers that their province should become a nation.After a summer spent carefully polling...
Litefoot Inspires Pride in Indian Heritage the Star of 'The Indian in the Cupboard' Raps His Message in Song for Native American Children
Litefoot is the first native American to be a rapper, a writer, and an actor. His single "The Messenger" will be out this month; his album "Seven Years of Darkness" will be released by Red Vinyl next month; his biography will be published in 1996; and...
Long-Distance Scams Irk Consumers
RICHARD KONIGSBERG made a conscious choice when he selected Cable & Wireless as his company's long-distance telephone carrier in 1990. But five years later, the Maryland accountant was incensed to learn that the whole time he was doing business with...
Mexico's Ruling Party Strives to Stay on Top
FRACTURED and failing at the polls, Mexico's ruling party has chosen a new leader to raise its flagging prospects as the world's longest-ruling party.The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) on Saturday replaced Maria de los Angeles Moreno Uriegas,...
Mop-Up of Giant Oil Spill Lags Delays Hit Cleanup of Eco-Disaster in Russia's Arctic
WORKERS racing to clean up one of the world's worst oil spills near this remote sub-Arctic town are running out of time as the short northern summer draws to a close.Though earthen dams and rubber booms protect the local rivers from further pollution...
Powell, Bradley, Perot, Ike
POLITICAL parties weren't envisioned by America's founding fathers, or by the Constitution. So it shouldn't be surprising that the two-party scene Americans generally view as an ordained birthright gets shaken up from time to time.Whigs were around for...
The Endless Innovations in Japanese Postwar Art
Alexandra Munroe writes about Japanese avant-garde art of the past 50 years: "Beneath the veneer of appropriation {it} has deeply resisted the blind assimilation of Western culture."Her words touch on a paradox. The different movements of avant-garde...
To Hear and Follow Our Shepherd's Voice Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to World Events and Daily Life
FOLLOWING the news these days is like following a nightmare-daily disasters, gory murder cases, mass destruction, are the coverage of the day. Not long ago, I realized that I was listening closely to the news and reacting with a feeling of hopelessness...
Turning Youthful Ideals into Useful Careers Four Young People Strive to Preserve Their Determination to Do Well by Doing Good
PERCHED at the counter of a trendy coffee shop on K Street - Washington's lobbyist corridor - Harvard Law School alumna Sheila Maith hints at the idealism that distinguishes her from many who stroll by the window in $1,000 suits."I've always just been...

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