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 November 10, 1998

Acting as Fast as the Wind
Much of Central America has suffered from the worst Atlantic hurricane in 200 years.It was in many ways worse than the storm devastations visited upon the Caribbean, China, the Philippines, Florida, and the Carolinas in recent years. It's as if Elijah's...
A Fighter's Story: Window on Sudan's Costly War
The black-and-white portrait of the young Sudanese martyr hangs alone on the wall of the family home.Al-Fateh Omar Hussein, an ambitious university student, stares out of the picture in jacket and tie. A color tint was added at the studio.But instead...
A Note from the Editor
Next Monday we will launch several improvements in the Monitor's design and content. We want to tell you what we are doing and why.Change is a constant at the Monitor. Mary Baker Eddy left instructions that each of the periodicals she founded be kept...
Boot Camp for Homeless Veterans Battling Addiction, Some Vets Turn to a Military-Style Shelter Run with 'A Soft Heart and an Iron Hand.'
Call it boot camp for the homeless.Housed in an institutional brick building on the city's beleaguered east side, Baltimore's Veterans Center (MCVET) takes aim at a stubborn portion of America's homeless: down-and-out veterans.Ruled by Col. Charles Williams...
Boys, Crime, and the Power of Right Desire Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
'Hey, lady, were you afraid to come here?" The young inmate flashed a grin, friendly, but discerning. To tell the truth, I had been a bit nervous as the time approached to meet about 20 boys confined in a detention center for committing serious crimes....
College Too Pricey? This Group Begs to Differ
To Nancy Ramirez, getting accepted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge was a dream come true. But its $30,000- plus cost dwarfed the Georgia Institute of Technology, her economic "safety school.""I'm kinda scared about graduating...
Combating Global Warming Buenos Aires Conference Works to Put Kyoto Agreement into Effect
Last December in Kyoto, Japan, 160 countries reached an historical agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions and put markets rather than regulation and heavy taxes to work to help fight global warming. These nations are now gathered in Buenos Aires to...
Cults Draw Tourists, Aid Poor Brazil 2000
At the end of a dirt road, a sign arches over a gated entrance welcoming visitors to the Valley of the Dawn. A few feet away, a billboard-sized image of Jesus looms over a huge painted wooden star. The sound of chanting wafts from a squat stone temple...
Election '98: How Did We Get It Wrong?
Jim Nicholson is a good soldier. For hours on election night, Tuesday, Nov. 3, this GOP national chairman had been explaining as best he could to various TV audiences why the Republicans hadn't fared better in that day's big elections. As the night drew...
Incredible Shrinking Doors and Burrowing Land Crabs
Q. Every winter, as soon as temperatures fall, a number of interior doors in our house won't close correctly. Instead of closing firmly, these doors can be "nosed" open at will by the family dog. This certainly surprises overnight guests. What do you...
Indonesians Confront Their Army, Prodding Leaders to Try Reforms Parliament Opens Nov. 10 in Wake of a Probe That Found Army Fueled Recent Violence
Today the Indonesian Army is pointedly doing what it is supposed to do - guarding the peace.More than 20,000 troops are posted in the capital city to prevent student protests from turning violent during this session of the People's Consultative Assembly,...
In Japan, Schools Struggle to Serve Foreign Students
Japanese teachers tell their students that the nail that sticks up gets hammered down, a graphic image used to convey the risks of not fitting into this conformist society.But what if the student never had a chance of fitting in with the other nails...
Jailhouse Capitalism Stirs Revolt Business and Labor Groups Join to Thwart the Expansion of Prison Manufacturing
Tom Tabaska, a manager at John Deere & Co., had never walked a picket line in his life. But last month he was out on a street in Milwaukee, Wis., with members of the local machinists union. Their common pique: a plan to use federal prisoners to make...
'Middle Ground' Just Got Wider 'Pragmatic' and 'Centrist' Are New Watchwords in Capital, as Lawmakers Respond to a Loud Message from US Voters
You could call it the revenge of the pragmatists, except that the truly pragmatic don't like revenge. It's too messy. Not prudent.Label it their return, instead.The 1998 election and its stunning aftermath may mark a national rise in practical leadership...
More Lawmakers Seeking Impeachment Escape Hatch Hearings Rev Up This Week, but Clinton May Have Upper Hand in Election Aftermath
Where's the off switch to the impeachment machine?That's what lawmakers and the White House are asking as the process grinds on - even though most Americans, evidently, believe it should end quickly.Since the midterm election, fewer and fewer people...
Mrs. Right Stuff
When John Glenn stepped from space onto the Cape Canaveral tarmac last Saturday, she was there. Waiting.Tears of pride in her eyes. Doublemint gum in her pocket.The cameras clicked and a brief press conference held. Then, before being whisked off for...
Name That Game
Here are games that have been played in desert tents, medieval castles, Viking ships, and in modern clubs and homes. Do you know them?1. What 1913 puzzle, invented by New York World journalist Arthur Wynne, is a standard feature in 90 percent of the...
Navigating Hispanic and Black Marital Relationships
It has been nearly 20 years since Ana Nogales left her native Argentina to begin a new life in Los Angeles. Divorced and the mother of a young daughter, she found herself straddling two cultures, trying to blend Latino traditions with new rules for dating...
One Student's Tale of Growing Up Different
Alex Sayle is perhaps the ultimate foreign student.The child of British and Australian parents, Alex was born and raised in Hanbara, a small village in Kanagawa prefecture, and left only two years ago to begin college in Australia. He attended public...
Parenting a Child of Color
As the mother of four, Marguerite Wright understands the challenges black parents face in rearing children in a largely white society. She also knows that most parenting books fail to address specific ethnic concerns. As an example, she tells of a black...
Pomegranate Purse Holds a Thousand Jewels
Pomegranates have an illustrious family tree most fruits would envy. Their image has been fired into ancient Chinese porcelain, embroidered on religious garments, and carved into Solomon's Temple. They are also regarded as symbols of prosperity and fertility...
Priority in Pakistan: New Push to Fight 'Lawlessness' the Prime Minister Ordered Federal Rule in the Sindh Province, Calming Violence. but Some Charge Deeper Problems Remain
Mushtaq Khan still recalls the advice he received from friends after he completed graduate studies and came home to Karachi."When I came from the US five years ago, I was told not to stop at red lights, because my car could be snatched," says Mr. Khan,...
Puppy Raisers Are a Special Breed
Chris Keilman just sent away a dog he has raised and loved for the past year. He wasn't being cold-hearted when he gave her away. Actually, it was a very special act of kindness. Chris is a puppy raiser. He raised the puppy, Winter, to be a seeing-eye...
Put It in Writing
Every year, Susan Zelle mails some 200 handwritten letters to friends and relatives. "I make them conversational," says the foreign service officer, who has lived in eight countries over the last 17 years. "This way people have some sense of my day-to-day...
Strangers in Their Own Land How Americans Raised Abroad Adjust to Returning to Their Own Culture
Chuck Ball recently came home to Longview, Wash., although he's not sure what "home" means. His passport says he is an American, and English is what he speaks.But after living for 17 years in Kenya, where his parents were missionaries, Mr. Ball knows...
The News in Brief
The USRep. Christopher Cox ended his bid to succeed Newt Gingrich as Speaker of the House, clearing the way for the election of Rep. Robert Livingston of Louisiana. Cox, a California Republican made the announcement on ABC TV.Americans overwhelmingly...
US Steps Back from Partnership with Russia Economic Tumult and Yeltsin's Decline Prompt US Officials to Make Stern Warnings
It was to have been a partnership that would make the world a safer place.But the Clinton administration's grand vision of helping transform Russia into a free-market democracy with which it could work to ease international tensions and consolidate the...
What's Needed in Kosovo
Current negotiations on the future of Serbia's Kosovo province hold the key to wider peace in the turbulent Balkans region. But their success hinges on giving Kosovo's Albanian majority some hope of meaningful self-government.The agreement worked out...
When It's All Unfamiliar
Letters and living in an unfamiliar culture. The two have obvious things in common. Move far away from the familiar, from family, from cheap telephone calls, and suddenly mail takes on new importance. You may find time you didn't know had to write to...
White House Lawyers Can Be Made to Testify about Lewinsky Supreme Court Lets Stand Decisions That Narrowly Define Attorney-Client Privilege for the President
When Bruce Lindsey was called before the grand jury investigating the Monica Lewinsky matter, he repeatedly refused to answer certain questions.He says he's one of President Clinton's lawyers and their conversations are thus protected by attorney-client...