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 3, 1996

A Little Tree House Changes the View for Us All
When driving, as a matter of common sense, we focus our view straight ahead, or sideways, or at the rearview mirror to see behind us, but seldom upward. When walking, we tend to look down or to the front, rarely up.I walk more than I drive. Were I to...
Among Former Republics, Ukraine Is Heartland in Two Short Years, the Country Has Come a Long Way, but It's Not out of the Woods Yet: Communists in Kiev and Moscow Threaten Its Progress and Independence
SECRETARY of State Warren Christopher's recent visit to Ukraine came at a delicate time for United States-Russian relations and amid escalating rhetoric between Moscow and Kiev.Arriving on the heels of the Russian parliament's March 19 renunciation of...
An Immigrant's True Talent Blossoms
This was Taika's last day. He had been doing Grandma's garden for 40 years. To her, there was no gardener like Taika Isuda.One day he knocked at her back door. "I must retire, Mrs. Wilson," he said. "I will get you new gardener, like me."Grandma smiled....
Baby Bells Strive to Thrive in New Era for Industry PHONE FRENZY
AND then there were ... three? The mammoth merger announced April 1 by two of America's seven regional phone companies has peaked speculation that other Baby Bells will follow suit."At the end of the day ... there might be three" Baby Bells left after...
Ballet's Next Generation of Dancemaker Choreographer Daniel Pelzig Brings Strong Musicality and Trust of Dancers' Abilities to His Work
He may have a degree in cellular biology, but these days, choreographer Daniel Pelzig is more interested in life forms of a dancerly nature.The resident choreographer of Boston Ballet is one of the most active and versatile working today. He is also...
Bosnian Massacre Sites Swept of Key Evidence
TWO key mass graves in Bosnian Serb territory - that American forces were assigned to safeguard - have been tampered with.Dozens or more bodies of slaughtered Muslims may have been removed from the site, weakening the International War Crimes Tribunal's...
Czech Mates and Russians
TEN years ago most Western leaders would have sacrificed their grandmothers to induct Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and Poland back into the European family of nations. Then the wall and the curtain came down and no grandmothers were needed.Now that it should...
Democrats' Recruiting Drive Tests Depth of '96 Support THE COURTSHIP OF JAN JONES
JAN JONES isn't running for Congress this year. Not that people - important people - haven't asked.Those who have called Ms. Jones, the mayor of Las Vegas, include Vice President Al Gore, House minority leader Richard Gephardt, and a handful of senators....
Editorial Letters
Signs That the Ivory Ban Is WorkingRegarding the article "Why the Ivory Ban is Failing," March 20: The authors accuse the International Wildlife Coalition of having given a false impression that elephants were endangered. In fact, two independent scientific...
Feeling Squeezed, Germany Opens Tough Debate on Who Belongs
TATIANA STSSEL, an ethnic German who recently came here from the Caucasus Mountains, is learning the local tongue, but she still cooks Russian. "I don't have many German recipes," she says.Aliye Gonul, a daughter of Turkish immigrants, was born in Germany...
Firebrand Freshmen Tone Down Message as Election Approaches, GOP Class Softens Its Stance
ALMOST as soon as the freshman Republicans arrived in Washington last year they were labeled extremists, not only by the Democrats, but even by some senior members of their own party, who considered them anything but team players. Still, the freshmen...
Free as the Wind in and around Puerto Vallarta A Dazzling Sun. A Gorgeous Seascape. the Bluest of Waters. Savor the Flavor of This Region on Mexico's Pacific Coast
FOR more than an hour the 30 foot-long water taxi speeds south across huge Banderas Bay, its hull whomping again and again in big swells. Our destination is the beach village of Yelapa, reached only by boat, and far away from the high-rise hotels of...
God-Governed
IT is becoming a better-known fact that we experience what we believe. What we hold in thought, whether good or bad, is externalized and expressed. In fact I read one book recently that stated, " . . . depressed people . . . remember sad events from...
Grain Glut Gone as Global Supply Shrinks
TIME was when hard rains in the United States and droughts in Russia and Australia would have been seen as disconnected events. But in an era of a global economy, the effects of these far-flung weather patterns have combined to push world stocks of grain...
Granite State Primary: Did TV Cover It Fairly? Media Analysts Fault Networks' Portrayal
ABOUT 70 reporters were crowded together, their faces pressed up against the glass of a Dunkin' Donuts. Inside, a pool camera rolled as Lamar Alexander, clad in plaid, ate donuts with his children."There were relatively few citizens in the area," says...
In Italy's 'Red Emilia,' Socialists Mean Business Policies Foster Small Manufacturers in Region near Milan
TEXTILE-FACTORY owner Graziano Daviddi has just gotten a complaint from a customer that the cloth is too thick. With a few taps on his computerized weaving machine, Mr. Daviddi corrects the problem and the new, multicolor wool cloth comes tumbling out."You...
Kenya School Gives Girls Hope Street Youths Sheltered, Taught Practical Skills
A ROBUST woman with a furrowed brow and a pale-blue habit strides down the aisles of the dilapidated schoolroom. She watches her students study from a hodgepodge of books, the only texts available. One girl reads aloud from a storybook. Another thumbs...
Migrant Workers Find Work but No Welcome EUROPE DEBATES RIGHTS
CONSTRUCTION season has started again in Switzerland, and with it came this year's first wave of migrant workers.Each year several hundred thousand workers, mostly from the poorer nations of the European Union, wend their way here seeking jobs in the...
Northeast Forests Threatened by New Villain - Auto Exhaust
SCIENTISTS have discovered an emerging threat to the nation's forests - and it's coming from America's car tailpipes.The culprit: Nitrogen oxide.Nitrogen normally helps trees grow. But when it saturates the soil, trees begin to die and streams become...
O. J. Revisited
AN advertisement for Robert Shapiro's new book, "The Search for Justice," says, "You may not agree with the verdict, but questions remain.... At last, the whole story." Mr. Shapiro, you undoubtedly recall, was one of O. J. Simpson's lead defense attorneys...
Plotting a Continent with Bravery and Optimism
UNDAUNTED COURAGE: MERIWETHER LEWIS, THOMAS JEFFERSON, AND THE OPENING OF THE AMERICAN WESTBy Stephen E. AmbroseSimon & Schuster 474 pp., $27.50 'Oh yeah, Lewis and Clark." That might be the reaction to another look at one of America's classic tales...
Poland's Ex-Reds Call in Mr. Fix-It to Aid the Party
WHEN Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz took a break from high-level politics during Poland's stint of martial law in the 1980s, he took on the life of a handyman, remodeling his family's farmhouse."In those days I had to learn how to be a carpenter, welder, plumber,...
Richard Nixon Redux
HISTORY, genuine history, hardly ever returns speaking in the voices of the people who made it. Yet that is about to happen: The government will soon begin the release of more than 3,000 hours of secretly made tape recordings from Richard Nixon's White...
San Francisco Library Marks Trend toward Urban Revival
FROM its light-filled asymmetrical atrium to the high-tech grid beneath its floors, San Francisco's new library is a stunning piece of architecture.The flooding natural light and open balconies mark a decisive departure from the imposing libraries that...
South Africa Comes to Grips with Its Brutal Apartheid Past Grass-Roots Groups Urge Victims and Perpetrators of Human-Rights Abuses to Tell Their Stories
THE 70-plus people flowing into the social hall in gritty downtown Johannesburg greet one another as cheerily as a bunch of folks attending a garden-club brunch. But the informality and light atmosphere dissipates as the people one by one stand and explain...
Student Boom May Portend Teacher Gap
A WAVE of students, the largest since baby boomers showed up at the schoolhouse door in the 1960s and '70s, is poised to crest across America - and some experts are asking whether the nation will have enough teachers.The surge in students coincides with...
The News in Brief
The USThere is no time limit for death-row inmates to file their first appeal, the Supreme Court ruled. The court unanimously set aside an order allowing the execution of a Georgia prisoner, even though his first federal appeal had not been heard. Also,...
Tourism Industry Unveils Plan to Boost Foreign Visits to US Closing of National Tourist Office April 15 Prompts Move
AMERICA'S tourism-industry leaders are dusting off welcome mats, brushing up foreign-language skills, and preparing a national initiative this spring to shore up the United States' declining share of world tourism dollars.The industry-funded initiative,...
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