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 May 21, 1997

A Cruise from Seattle to Alaska Via Congress
Thinking you might hop on a ship in Seattle for a summer cruise to Alaska? Think again.Under a 111-year-old law, passengers must fly to Seattle, take a bus to Vancouver, Canada, and then get on the boat. Under that same law, a cruise to Hawaii requires...
Britain Snuffs Tobacco Ads in Sports Labour Also Seeks Ban on Cigarette Ads in Newspapers, Billboards
In waging an all-out war on tobacco advertising, Britain's new Labour government has angered not only cigarettemakers but sports organizations as well.Labour's move, announced May 19, surprised even some party stalwarts by banning sports sponsorships...
Canada's First Big Test of Freedom of Press
Doug Collins is a self-proclaimed "politically incorrect" septuagenarian Vancouver columnist who takes pride in being one of Canada's most controversial newspaper writers. Critics call him a bigot.His favorite topics include: Hitler killed far fewer...
China's Next Takeover: Macao, the West's Last Foothold in Asia
The first thing residents tell you about Macao is that it is not a colony. Since 1974, it has been described officially as Chinese territory under Portuguese administration.On Dec. 20, 1999, administration by the Portuguese ends, 442 years after they...
Do Standards Push Yoshi to Whip Johnny in Math?
Johnny may whoop and holler about the A he got in mathematics. But when he finds out what it takes to get by in Japan, Germany, and France, he may suddenly grow quiet.A comparison of each country's college-entrance exams offers a new way of ranking the...
Drawing National Boundaries for Israel the Influence of Myths and Emotions
RUBBER BULLETS: Power and Conscience in Modern IsraelBy Yaron EzrahiFarrar, Straus & Giroux 308 pp., $25 In "Rubber Bullets: Power and Conscience in Modern Israel," Yaron Ezrahi, an Israeli academic and peace activist, combines remarkable imagination...
Epic Mideast Drama Plays out in Film Credits
When Elia Suleiman's "Chronicle of Disappearance" opened at a film festival here, he was appalled at what was written in the program. His first feature-length film was listed as a product of "Israel and the Palestinian Authority."The film, he says, was...
In a New Jersey Garden, the Iris Reigns Supreme
Spring has come late to many parts of the East Coast. The bright parade of flowers including narcissus, tulip, and dogwood has in its usual sequence been delayed.Nevertheless, from now through the first week of June, 4,000 varieties of iris from dwarfs...
Move over George Washington, Regional Histories Are Now 'In'
In that huge pocketbook known as the federal budget, $5 million is a pittance. But a modest shift in funding for historical research is causing one of the biggest snits since scholars suggested George Washington didn't chop down the cherry tree.Underneath...
My $10 Comes around Again
Polonius would have been scandalized, but Jim Henry has been borrowing the same $10 from me for nine years.Jim, a grandfather with a grown granddaughter, shares a house just outside of town with his octogenarian mother and her husband. Ten years ago,...
New Leader, New Congo
Some 30 years ago in the capital Leopoldville (now Kinshasa) of the Belgian Congo (until recently Zaire), I waited for an interview with a young African strongman named Mobutu Sese Seko.There was a delay, and clearly some tension in the air. When I finally...
Out with the Bad, in with the Good POSITIVE-NEWS BOOM
If Rip van Winkle were to wake up today after a seven-year snooze and check the papers, he probably wouldn't believe his eyes.In six-plus years, the US economy has boomed in ways the experts thought impossible: Unemployment has sunk below 5 percent,...
Peas and Peonies Can Make Perfect Bedfellows
The world is divided into two types of people, said satirist Max Beerbohm: hosts and guests.All right for an urban dandy to say. But he missed a more earthy split: between neatnik landscape gardeners and messy vegetable gardeners.You're shocked. Surely...
Program Brings Native-American Culture to Schools
Ask children for their views of native-American culture, and they're likely to bring up dusty battles and bows and arrows. But mention that native-American culture thrives today, and many kids stare in amazement.The Cradleboard Teaching Project is out...
Prosperous Africa? Long after Independence, Signs of Hope amid Gloom
Three decades ago the founder of the global-minded Club of Rome wrote a prophetic book. In essence, it forecast that Western technology, communications, investment, and trade would:* First, break through the Iron Curtain and bring the Soviet bloc into...
Reconnecting Fifty Years of Friends
The plan was to do something special for our parents' 50th wedding anniversary. We would invite all their friends and relatives to send cards, collect all the cards together, and present them as a surprise. We thought it would be easy, but my brother,...
Remember the Epic Tale: Be It the Alamo or Celtic Cattle Thieves
The AlamoBy Michael LindHoughton Mifflin 351 pp., $25 The Raid By Randy Lee Eickhoff Forge 283 pp., $22.95 The very earliest great works of many of the world's literatures were epics. The "Iliad" and "Odyssey" of Homer, the Sumerian "Gilgamesh," the...
Restored New Amsterdam Spurs Revival in Times Square Historic Showplace Debuts 'King David' Musical
Echoes of the original "Ziegfeld Follies" competed with the Old Testament epoch of King David May 18, as Times Square celebrated the rebirth of its most splendid showplace, the New Amsterdam Theater.Built in 1903, the theater hosted for decades New York's...
Shedding Light on Immigration Immigration Brings Little Economic Impact to US, but Hurts Some States and Poor Workers
"There's no disaster lurking here," says Robert Inman, "We are not struggling with a bankruptcy issue. We can have serious discussions of immigration without getting hysterical."Mr. Inman and a group of researchers have just released an authoritative...
Social Safety Net for Immigrants Safe - for Now Benefits Restored for Legal Immigrants, but Future Help Doubtful
This was to be the long hot summer legal immigrants have been dreading for almost a year.A big provision of last year's welfare reform bill was to go into effect by August, stripping key federal benefits from legal non-citizens, many of them elderly...
Taiwan President Views Future of Chinese World
He urges US to act decisively in a crisis to avoid repeat of Korean War; assesses post-Hong Kong trade; presses spiritual renewalONE year after becoming the first democratically elected president of the Republic of China (Taiwan), Lee Teng-hui answered...
The New 'Congo' Tries to Restrain Its Vengeance Widespread Killings Are Avoided So Far; Elite Mobutu Soldiers Take Their Arms into Hiding
By the side of a dusty road in Kinshasa, a tomb has been set up for a man who isn't dead. A crowd gathers around this inglorious memorial to former President Mobutu Sese Seko, yelling insults at the portraits and paper money with his image that decorate...
The News in Brief
The USThe House was expected to approve the budget accord between the White House and congressional leaders, one day after the Senate Budget Committee easily passed it with a 17-to-4 vote. Passage was expected despite word from an aide to House minority...
Transition for a Hong Kong Giant Trading Firm Jardine Leaves Colonial Past for Chinese Rule
One of the most powerful symbols of the old Hong Kong appears to have found a niche in the new.Since the early 1980s, when London and Beijing began negotiating the terms of Hong Kong's return to China (now about a month away), analysts and investors...
Tribal Colleges: Gains for 'Underfunded Miracles'
When the native-American community makes the news, all too often it is portrayed with a sense of plight.But a story of renewal and hope has been waiting to be told: native-American colleges.From North Dakota to Arizona, tribal colleges have been steadily...
US Wants a Tougher Biological Arms Ban Some 15 Nations May Be Building Microbe Arsenals
The United States is looking to put teeth into a global biological warfare ban. It is convinced that Iran and other states are secretly working to add lethal microbes to their military arsenals.The initiative to bolster the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention...
Your Own Niche Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
"Each individual must fill his own niche in time and eternity" (Retrospection and Introspection by Mary Baker Eddy, p. 70). Whoever you are, wherever you are, this remarkable idea applies to you. You have a temporal and an eternal niche to fill-a present,...