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 1, 1996

A Vision for American Stage: Embrace the Complexity of Culture INTERVIEW: GEORGE C. WOLFE
Thanks to George C. Wolfe's leadership, a revolutionary development in the history of musical theater will take place when "Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk" opens at the Ambassador Theatre on April 9.This marks the third time a show originating...
China Tightens More Screws on a Panicky Hong Kong
AS the 500 supporters of Hong Kong's elected legislature paraded past his camera shop yesterday, Louis Wong watched briefly and then shook his head."They say they want democracy. They will only get themselves in trouble," he said."The majority of the...
Churches Risk Tax Standing by Becoming Too Political
AS conservative Christian churches become more politically active, some are walking an increasingly fine line with a powerful federal agency.Last year, for the first time, the US Internal Revenue Service revoked the tax-exempt status of a church for...
Congress Strives to Make over Its 'Do Nothing' Face
IT'S springtime in Washington. The daffodils are up, the cherry trees are blooming - and the GOP Congress is moving legislation as fast as Sen. Bob Dole can pound his gavel and say "next."Last week the House and Senate passed a host of big bills, including...
Cosmic Rays Tell History of the Land Scientists Get First Glimpse of the Past and Future of Erosion
Speeding particles from outer space smash through the atmosphere, irradiate the land, and open a new window into the past.Geologists are learning to use the atomic byproducts of this cosmic-ray bombardment to date landforms with unprecedented precision...
Cubans Divided by a Rush to Exits Some Scorn Those Who Say 'Hasta' to Revolution and Seek US Visa
CUBA has a new "class struggle" - between those who say that leaving the country is a traitorous act against a Marxist "revolution" and those who shrug and say it's a logical move in hard times.The opposing views can be held by people standing just yards...
Diaghilev's Many Unsung Successes
DIAGHILEV: CREATOR OF THE BALLETS RUSSES: ART, MUSIC, DANCEEdited by Ann CodicekLund Humphries Publishers, distributed in the US by the Antique Collectors Club 175 pp., $35 In the mid-1890s, Sergei Diaghilev (1872-1929) wrote a letter to his stepmother...
Don't Believe All You Read Today REMEMBER, IT'S APRIL 1
ASK Harold Bengin what is popular on this first day of April, and he says, "Anything that squirts." Next are things that explode, followed by furry fake mice to secretly place in a teacher or secretary's desk drawer.For 46 years Mr. Bengin has helped...
Finally, a Farm Act
THE 1996 farm bill, enacted last week, proved that worthwhile legislation can emerge in an election year amid endless budget wrestlings.Political necessity teamed with nature to hasten the long-debated agriculture measure. Planting season had begun....
Israeli Election Plunges into Unknown Direct Vote for Prime Minister May 29 Could Result in Stalemate, 'Crisis'
WITH the first United States-style primary elections behind them, Israel's plethora of political parties move into top gear today for the most complex and keenly fought balloting in the country's 48-year history.Israeli elections seldom produce clear...
Lessons of a House with Heart
EUREKA, Ill., population 4,300, is a town typical of America's agricultural heartland. A small, rural, conservative, predominantly Christian community, Eureka is best known as the home of Eureka College, the private liberal-arts college whose most famous...
Little Praise for This English Prose National English Standards Draw Fire for Being Too Vague and Inconclusive
HOW well kids read and write - as well as how familiar they are with good books - are the focus of a furor over the appearance of new guidelines for teaching English in America's schools.The long-awaited "Standards for the English Language Arts," the...
Mandela's First Shuffle of Cabinet Jitters Some A BLACK FINANCE MINISTER
NELSON MANDELA used the comic timing of George Burns to keep his National Assembly on pins and needles waiting to hear who would be the new finance minister while he took a well-timed sip of water. Then he smiled, impishly. His audience laughed.But outside...
Missouri Struggles with Its 'Hot' Dogs Why Canine Thefts Are on the Rise This Spring
DANETTE and Jim Bader were stunned when they came home from work recently and found their two purebred Siberian Huskies, Angel and Misha, missing.For the past three years, the Baders had let their dogs romp during the day in their 11-acre yard in Marthasville,...
Prayer for the Innocent Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to World Events and Daily Life
'THIS is a slaughter of the innocents" is how Helen Liddell, a member of the British Parliament, referred to the massacre of at least sixteen small children and their teacher by a gunman in Dunblane, Scotland, three weeks ago.Each of us can benefit...
Reaching 2,000 M.P.H. - with a Little Water
Learning to use water as fuel is an age-old fantasy. But for physicists Peter and Neal Graneau, it could be a dream that's about to come true.They believe they have found a way to tap the energy associated with the forces that bind water molecules together...
Sierra Leone Changes Power without Coup, despite Ongoing War
WHEN gunfire rang out following an almost regal swearing-in ceremony here in the capital on Friday, Sierra Leoneans ducked, thinking it was another coup. Then people realized that the shooting was a 21-gun salute signaling the peaceful transfer of power,...
States to Parents: Pay for Your Children's Crimes Parent-Responsibility Laws Are Spreading across the Country; but Critics of Reforms Say More Than a Quick Fix Is Needed
FRUSTRATED with juvenile crime, state lawmakers around the nation are passing measures that hold parents liable for their children's offenses.The new laws have two explicit purposes: to rein in juvenile crime and to impose higher standards of parenting....
Street Musicals Infuse Theater with Energy of Improvisation Groundbreaking Shows 'Bring in 'Da Noise' and 'Rent' Make the Big Move to Broadway
Exploding like pent-up volcanoes, two youthful new musicals are shaking up the landscape of musical theater. This month, they will leave their downtown birthplaces and invade Broadway, joining two other Off Broadway shows in forging a new direction for...
Taiwan Moves to Restore Shaken Investor Confidence Incumbent President Lee Teng-Hui Offers Olive Branch to China
AS an investor, Jack Huang bet on both war and peace between Taiwan and China.Before Taiwan's March 23 presidential election, swept by incumbent Lee Teng-hui, Mr. Huang bought stock in shipping companies and food-processing firms with large mainland...
The Beautiful Blend of Ballads on the Night Bus
I had just gotten out of my cabaret class on East 52nd Street and waited impatiently on a cold and windy April evening for my bus. No. 101, I think, or was it the No. 102? Anyway, it came, and I hopped on, sliding into the best seat in the house, front...
US-Russia Relations: Take the Long View Let's Consider How Far We Have Come from a Stalinist Economy and a Communist Dictatorship - Not Just How Far We Have to Go
THE trend in Russia lately has not been good: bloody crackdowns in Chechnya, the ascendance of hard-liners to key posts, and the weakening of reform forces. There are many doubts about President Boris Yeltsin's leadership, and a Communist could win the...
Where Have All the Teach-Ins Gone? Gone to Classrooms
INSIDE a trunk in my attic there is a pair of bell-bottomed trousers, a tie-dyed shirt, and an assortment of love beads. They are vivid reminders not only of how foolish their owner once was, but also of how powerful popular culture was and is. Even...
Yeltsin Makes Peace Bid in Chechnya His Reelection Chances May Ride on Ability to End War
RUSSIAN President Boris Yeltsin yesterday announced a halt to all troop operations in Chechnya from midnight last night, and for the first time offered political negotiations with separatist leader Gen. Dzhokar Dudayev.This new attempt to end the 15-month...
You Can't Be the Boss and a Buddy Too Series: WORK & CAREER
WHEN Sarah Liput was promoted a year and a half ago from a staffing supervisor to a manager at CBS Personnel, her co-workers were very excited at the prospect that she would be their new boss.Ms. Liput and the other 15 employees she would be managing...

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