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 March 20, 1996

Adapting to a World Forever Altered by the US Civil War Wartime Responsibilities Made the Lives of Southern Women Harsher - and More Expansive Series: WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
MOTHERS OF INVENTION: WOMEN OF THE SLAVEHOLDING SOUTH IN THE AMERICAN CIVIL WARBy Drew Gilpin FaustUniversity of North Carolina Press,384 pp., $29.95With her wardrobe in tatters, Scarlett O'Hara took down the living-room drapes and made herself a handsome...
A Divided Country Where Twain Rarely Meet, except in War Sudan's Southern Rebels Have Been Fighting off the Arab North's Attempts to Impose an Islamic State on the Whole Country
ELECTIONS that took place in the north of Africa's biggest country over the past two weeks were news to Angelica Poni and many other villagers living deep behind rebel lines here in Sudan's southeast corner.Like many supporters of the insurgent Sudan...
Ancient Russian Town Has a Peal for Visitors: A Massive Carillon Rostov Velikii's Bells Are Heard for 20 Miles
AROUND the middle of March begins a curious and peculiarly Russian season: Winter coexists with spring.No longer do harsh subzero temperatures make strolling outdoors impossible, and yet Russia's quintessential snow still blankets the landscape. The...
As Trade Soars, So Do Language Lessons
SOON after the Mercosur free-trade agreement (between Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, and Paraguay) went into effect last year, professors at the Brazilian Embassy in Buenos Aires were flooded with calls from Argentine business executives and government ministers...
Doggy-Human Alliance: More Than Just Instinct A Banner Year in Annals of Canine Heroism
DOGS, without doubt, are high-maintenance pets. They need walks. They go into sniffing frenzies, and they gnaw. Some slink quickly into melancholia, if ignored.Yet we love our dogs, dearly, for their loyalty and care. And, if the past few weeks are any...
European Oil Giants Roiled as US Maps Iran Sanctions Bill Would Ban US Trade with Companies Doing Oil Projects in Iran
TO politicians in Washington, it's a way of pressuring Iran to steer clear of terrorist activity and nuclear weapons.But to many outside the United States, a bill moving through Congress and supported by President Clinton is an affront to international...
Experimental Card Replaces the Coins in Canadians' Wallets CASH CARDS
LOOSE change may be on its way out.Well, not right away. But experiments in Canada with "smart cards" are aimed at replacing coins with plastic storehouses of money that can be used to buy a newspaper or pay a taxi fare.There's no solid evidence of whether...
Flap over Legal Immigration Is All in the Family
CLUTCHING a small flag in a trembling hand, Dunia Hertwag celebrates her first moments as a US citizen. It's a joyful day, not just for her, but for her mother in Honduras.To Ms. Hertwag, a Washington preschool teacher, and thousands of immigrants like...
From 'Learning Disabled' to Academic Success A Small Two-Year College in Vermont Helps Students Labeled as Unteachable to Move on to Full College Study
BY the time students arrive at Landmark College, they've often flunked out of other colleges or universities. Many remember years of being labeled slow or unteachable.But at this small school, terraced into a hillside above this southern Vermont town,...
Get Tough with Nigeria
NIGERIA'S military rulers need to get the message: Their stranglehold on the politics and the economy of Africa's most populous, and potentially one of its richest, nations won't be tolerated.The Clinton administration recognizes this. That's why it...
Hall of Fame Reclaims Illustrators' Art an Exhibition Sets High Value on Works Done for Magazines, Books, and Ads
WITH ludicrous delicacy, a burly workman uses a handkerchief to wipe a cinder from the eye of another grimy workman.A young boy stares from his bed at imaginary figures looming scarily in the dark.A little girl sits totally absorbed in a Cream of Wheat advertisement.From...
How America's CEOs Feel about 'Darth Vader' Image GREED OR JUST GOOD BUSINESS?
THEY'RE the Darth Vaders of downsizing, corporate hit men in black hats, merchants of greed who slash jobs by the thousands while pocketing millions in take-home pay.That's the fast-growing image, anyway. Nowadays, lots of people have something bad to...
Isolated Sudan Backs Muslim Militancy
FOR nearly three of the last four decades, civil war has engulfed this vast, disparate nation.Ethnically and culturally, Sudan is two separate countries. Its north is predominantly Arab and Muslim; its south is largely black and practices a blend of...
Israel's Peres Squares off against a Strengthened Rival
PRIME Minister Shimon Peres faces a tough battle with his right-wing rival, Likud Party leader Binyamin Netanyahu, for Israel's top job in May 29 general elections.Mr. Netanyahu was not a serious contender in the election moved up to May by Mr. Peres...
Long Arm of Russia Reaches out, but Nation Battles to Hang Together
FIVE years after it crumbled from its own dead weight, the Soviet Union is stirring again under the rubble.The Russian Communist Party, which now controls parliament and runs well ahead in presidential polls, has made restoration of the Soviet Union...
Poet's Challenge: Speaking in Distinctive Voice That Elevates Series: WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
THE SELECTED POEMS OF NIKKI GIOVANNIBy Nikki GiovanniWilliam Morrow & Co.292pp., $20There's a big difference between a poet who can truly speak to the general public and one whose work can simply be understood by anyone who reads it. The former is rare...
'Safety Is No Illusion' Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to World Events and Daily Life
THIS was the headline of a newspaper article I saw. I found it so intriguing that I read the story, which was about safety in industrial complexes. Undoubtedly occupational safety was important, I thought, but what about safety from other dangers-the danger...
Salvi Case Underscores Difficulties of Insanity Plea Guilty Verdict in Abortion-Clinic Shootings Shows There's No Need to Amend Law, Experts Say
THE jury that found John Salvi guilty of murdering two women at Boston-area abortion clinics sent a clear message about the much-debated insanity defense: They didn't buy it.While a nationwide debate has intensified in recent years to alter or abolish...
Seeing beyond the Color Barrier
I'M a German-born American who has lived in Geneva for 28 years. Letters and the news media help me keep informed about developments in my former home, the United States. But nothing can take the place of a visit.On my most recent trip back last October,...
Shots Heard Round
THE late Richard Critchfield, scholar of village life on five continents, worried that mass migrations to cities were undermining generations of carefully built community morality.The prototypical village might have its guilty secrets and confining rigidities....
Sun Belt States Fight Back in War to Attract Retirees
THERE'S a battle being waged for the hearts and minds of America's senior citizens, but it's not over Medicare spending or presidential politics. This seniors war is over where retirees will settle down and spend their money.The top retirement states...
The Human Connection in Cuba
I was awakened by the roar of the diesel engine, ushering me from my dreams, as blue-green water slapped gently against the hull. The peacefulness of a boat under sail is a sharp contrast to the annoying grind of a boat under power.It was cold below...
The Israeli-Palestinian Paradox
THE current enforced separation of Israel from the West Bank and Gaza Strip, in the wake of the recent terrorist bombings in Israel, may help relieve many Israelis' understandable security concerns. But it is not a long-term solution for either Israel...
The World's Fastest Painter
Audiences gasp in amazement as Denny Dent, with three brushes in each fist, screams, dances, and jumps while painting a mural-size canvas in the time it takes two songs to play.The hybrid art form, combining painting, music, and choreography, which he...
Top Choices for Bottom of the Ticket Who Aids Dole Most as a Running Mate
AFTER Bob Dole's swift march to the Republican nomination, the contest for the bottom half of the ticket may be more suspenseful than the race for the top.Unlike the field that sought the party's banner, Senator Dole's likely list of running mates is...
When Glamour Was Primary, We Got Harding Ultimately This Process Is Not a Personal Popularity Contest
IT is of abiding fascination that would-be nominees for the highest American office tend to be judged on their appeal as candidates, not on whether they'd make good presidents.This tendency by the political establishment to look for nominees with glamour...
Why the Ivory Ban Is Failing
IT is an image that can't be forgotten: A dozen African elephants lie dead and rotting at the edge of a forest, their tusks hacked off by chain saws. That picture, in an advertisement sponsored by the International Wildlife Coalition, horrified newspaper...
World Gets Wired, Cheap, Via Satellites
CALL it "Son of Sputnik." Nearly 40 years after the launch of a Russian satellite set off the first space race, a new race is on to put commercial satellites in orbit - as quickly, reliably, and cheaply as possible.In 1957 the original Sputnik carried...
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