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 December 2, 1997

Americans by Thousands Talk Race Clinton Taps National Grass-Roots Movement in Town Meeting in Ohio Tomorrow
Signaling an unprecedented, grass-roots push to bridge America's racial divide, hundreds of thousands of citizens in scores of towns nationwide are engaged in sustained, serious dialogues on race, experts say.From small circles of a dozen people in rural...
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A 'Paradise Lost' in the Colombian Amazon US Coca-Eradication Methods Are Wrong, One Native Says
From an early age, I traveled in small boats along the rivers of the provinces of Meta and Guaviare, in the eastern plains and northern Amazon of Colombia. It's a region rich in unique species and inhabited by 27 indigenous groups. It's also said to...
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Britain's Tradition of 'Riding to the Hounds,' Which Some See as Cruel, May Be at an End
Fox-hunting enthusiasts in Britain are threatening to block airports, roads, and railroad stations in a bid to prevent their activity from being declared illegal."If hunting is banned, there will be widespread civil disobedience," warns John Gouriet,...
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Chances Are, There's a Trace of Cocaine in Your Wallet Microscopic Bits of the Drug Taint a High Percentage of Dollar Bills
Look closely at the paper money in your wallet or purse. You can't see what lies just beneath the surface. But under a scanning electron microscope, there could be a surprise.Tiny flecks of cocaine.While it was known previously that some paper money...
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Clearing out the Political Elite in Eastern Europe Resignation of Czech Prime Minister Teaches Important Lesson in Building Civil Society
Vaclav Klaus's resignation as prime minister of the Czech Republic last weekend signals the end of an era. And observers here say his departure can provide important lessons for the fledgling democracies of post-communist Europe.Almost eight years to...
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Coming Soon: ATMs That Recognize Your Eyes
One day you'll walk up to an automated teller machine and withdraw money without a card or pin number. Instead, the machine will recognize you automatically. Maybe it will match your face to your voice.Such a machine may be closer than you think, as...
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Enduring Shows That Still Pack in the Crowds in the Hands of 'Stomp,' Everyday Objects Become the Makings of a Symphony
'Stomp" beckons you to be a little kid again. Remember when your parents gave you pots and pans to bang on New Year's?Brooms scraping the floor, hubcaps clanging, matchboxes shaking, even plastic bags crumpling can all be part of an exercise in rhythm...
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Even a Room with No View Is Booked Solid Travel Boom Means More 'No Vacancy' Signs and Higher Hotel Prices This Holiday Season
The way hotel manager Tom Grippi explains it, the key word is overflow.Mr. Grippi's Ramada Hotel in suburban New York City ran a packed 90 percent occupancy rate over Thanksgiving weekend - capturing the business overflow from sold-out hotels in pricey...
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Growth Yes; Warming No
In Jakarta, OPEC oil ministers have just approved a 10 percent rise in petroleum production. Their rationale: A humming global economy will need more fuel.But look northward. In Kyoto, Japan, what might be called ministers of global warming are hashing...
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Honest Freedom A Spiritual Look at Issues of Interest to Young People
We can learn from the mistakes that other people make. And what happens when you yourself don't do what's right is something you rarely forget. Let me give you an example.I had just turned 16 and finally had my driver's license. I couldn't wait to...
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Letters
Child-Care Responsibility Lies With ParentsRegarding the editorial "Child Care On Trial" (Nov. 17): I strongly disagree with your views regarding the issue of parents delegating the responsibility of raising children to others.The editorial states various...
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Philadelphia Regains Faith in Itself
Talk about unrequited brotherly love.Philadelphia is the storied city of cobblestones and Quakers where, once upon a Colonial time, the yeoman's work of American democracy was done. It is where Benjamin Franklin lived and legislated and Thomas Jefferson...
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'Small Arms' Are Easy to Get, Hard to Control Policymakers Must Take Specific Action to Stop Worldwide Proliferation of Light Weapons
A news photograph last March showed a group of five casually dressed young men, gathered for a game of pool in the southern Albanian town of Memaliaj. Engrossed in their game, they seemed oblivious to a striking detail: One of them was using an assault...
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'The Lion King' Springs from Screen to Stage in Splendor
The stage adaptation of "The Lion King" begins with a solitary figure silhouetted against the enormous sun that rises over the African veld. As the singer calls out her welcome, the animals of the "Circle of Life" enter from every corner of the theater....
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The News in Brief
The USSeveral large computer companies plan to announce voluntary curbs to keep children from accessing adult-oriented sites on the Internet, The Washington Post reported. The companies, including America Online and Walt Disney Co., plan to release their...
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The Press and a Thin-Skinned President
Sometimes you wait years to find out about people - including presidents.In the late 1980s, when George Bush was president, I received a phone call from his press secretary, Marlin Fitzwater, who was sitting next to his boss on Air Force One, high above...
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They Get Paid to Play with LEGOs Have You Ever Seen a Giant LEGO Model? Did You Wonder Who Makes Them? Come Visit the Modelmaking Shop!
Anybody who has ever built with LEGO plastic bricks - that's about 300 million people - has probably, at some point, run out of parts.Oh, for a few more red rectangles here or yellow, rounded ones there! Then that master creation would be complete.Francie...
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US Military Checks Its 21st-Century Weak Spots Military Leaders Urge Radical Changes in How America Readies Itself for Conflicts, at Home and around the World
Even a lone superpower has an Achilles' heel or two.Although the United States military's dominance is unmatched by any nation in the world today, America's top military strategists say there are vulnerabilities that must be addressed.Among the key areas...
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US Military's Plan for Ocean Heliport Sends Okinawa Spinning
In a makeshift office surrounded by azure water, white sand, and lush green foliage, gray-haired Yuji Kinjo vows to fight the "demon" American military.A plan to construct a gigantic sea-based facility for US armed forces has shaken a tiny community...
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US Watches California's Muddled Experiment with Election Reform
During the past five years, California voters have made it clear they want to fundamentally change the way their government works.In backing three ballot measures - one to put term limits on lawmakers, another to cap campaign spending, and a third to...
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Women Huddle for Lessons in Football 101 Many Have Found That the Best Defense Is to Learn More about the Game
Scott Zolak is used to facing 11 defenders, not 350 women. But as the New England Patriots' backup quarterback barks out the signals for a new play, that's exactly what he's facing.A woman in the crowd darts up and asks him, "Why did you shout 'blue...
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