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 January 13, 1998

Cameras Go Digital a Frame at a Time
The world may be going digital, but photography is moving there at freeze-frame time.Old-fashioned film-based cameras still outperform their digital counterparts. And while digital camcorders have already taken more than half the market in Japan, their...
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Families Find Homework Is a Tricky Assignment Does More Homework Mean More Learning? Maybe - but Some Educators Question the Current Vogue for Piling on the Work
The titles in the bookstore say it all: "Surviving Homework," "Winning the Homework War," "The Homework Monster," "Homework Without Tears."Over at the Los Angeles Library, the story is the same. Not a single one of 21 related titles suggests that homework...
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Florida Fraud Squads Protect Seniors from Medicare Scams
Back in the 1980s, the words FBI, sting, and Miami conjured up images of Colombian cartels and suitcases full of unmarked bills.Today, the more appropriate picture might be one of tongue depressors, stethoscopes, and X-rays. Here in a state that is often...
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How Do They Do That? Turn a Bus into a Billboard
Wouldn't your friends be amazed if you pulled up to school in a submarine? Or rode to soccer practice aboard a giant ham-and-cheese sandwich?These days, city buses don't always look anything like they used to.With the help of "bus wrap," these 40-foot-long,...
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How to Handle the Problem Spots
So, you've answered the big question, 'Why do homework?' Now, you need to know how. The following tips from Lee Canter's book "Homework Without Tears" should help with the seven most common problems that arise with homework.Sloppy homework. First, show...
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If You Don't Spare the Tree, You May Spoil More Than the Jungle
Earth scientist Gifford Miller has a warning for destroyers of tropical jungles and other natural-plant communities: Spare that tree and safeguard your climate.His research in Australia suggests that, if it weren't for human depredation, the dry outback...
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In 1998, a Good Political Recruit Is Hard to Find Many Incumbents, Even in Key States, Face Little Opposition in Era of ' Feel-Good' Economy
Just 10 months before an important election cycle, scores of politicians are running for reelection from California to New York - with no major challengers.The low unemployment rate and general feeling of prosperity are making many incumbents seem so...
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Indonesia's Turning Point
Indonesia is the world's fourth most populous nation, its largest Muslim nation, and, until recently, a linchpin of East Asia's vibrant economy. Now it's perched too close to the edge of financial collapse and civil unrest for comfort.The litany of reasons...
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Kids Check out Favorite Toys - at the Library Toy Libraries Help Parents Keep Costs Down; Teach Children Responsibility
Three-year-old Rachel Wilson didn't get the doll house she wanted for Christmas. But instead of complaining Rachel will visit the local toy library and check out a doll house to play with at home for a week."This year I didn't feel the need to buy the...
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Letters
Kaczynski: Reclusive Doesn't Equal InsaneRegarding "Tracing Kaczynski From Cabin to Court" (Jan. 5): I agree that accused Unabomber Ted Kaczynski is certainly no Thoreau. But I am wary of the intimation - promulgated by Kaczynski's defense lawyers and...
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Monitor Quiz: Lives of the Artists
How well do you know some of the world's most famous artists?1. With 5,000 pages of drawings in his notebooks, this Italian painter and sculptor was perhaps the world's first scientific illustrator, too. Many were technical drawings he made to improve...
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National Dialogue on Race Moves to Arizona White House Conference Begins Today, in a State Still Struggling with Its Own Turbulent History over Race Relations and Policy
With a sense of deja vu, Arizonans find themselves once again cast in the national limelight over race relations.Ten years ago, the issue was over cancellation of a state holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. This time, the spotlight's glare is cast...
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Newest Tourism Import: Camels
In a bid to lure tourists to the region devastated by the Mt. Pinatubo volcanic eruption, the Philippine government plans to import three Egyptian camels.Camel rides through "laharlandia" - a desert of thousands of acres rendered infertile by volcanic...
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Now, the New 'Great Game' for Control in Central Asia
One hundred years ago, the Russian czars and British Raj played the sinister "great game" for control of Central Asia. It was a contest of wills through most of the 19th century, spiked with war, proxy wars, and covert derring-do. Russia, pressing down...
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On the Front Line - at School A Year of Inner-City Teaching Leaves Many Questions, Few Answers
Who's at fault for the failure of so many of our public schools in the United States? If you ask 50 people, you'll get 50 answers. It's much less clear to me now that I've taught.For one year, I taught at an inner-city high school in the South. I use...
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Parents: Resist the Urge to Help Too Much
Whose homework is it, anyway?Although most parents would agree that the answer to that question is simple, veteran teacher Martha Wood says the reality is much more complicated."When kids bring home an ambitious project and only do a so-so job on it,...
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Prospecting in Space: Hunt Begins for Precious Commodities as NASA Surveys Moon, Private Firms Plan Similar Efforts
Lunar scientist Alan Binder is nothing if not ambitious.His on-the-cheap Lunar Prospector spacecraft is today settling into a polar orbit around the moon, yet he's already sketching plans for 10 more moon missions. Unlike this mission in partnership...
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Remember the Separation between Church and State
Let's discuss the Christian right and its influence on American politics through its political arm, the Christian Coalition.But, first, look back to an interview I had with presidential candidate John F. Kennedy on the eve of the 1960 primaries. Mr....
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Squatters vs. Exotic Beasts on 'Jurassic Park' Isle Bungle in Philippine Jungle
At first sight, Calauit reminds its infrequent visitors of the remote island depicted in Steven Spielberg's film "Jurassic Park," with palm-fringed shores and lush vegetation.The island is virtually inaccessible, entailing either chartering a boat for...
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The News in Brief
The USProsecutors rejected another offer from accused Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski to plead guilty and try to avoid the death penalty, The New York Times reported. His attorneys and federal prosecutors are trying to find a way to end the trial, the Times...
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When Will Reality Intrude on Wall Street?
It's a new year and predictions about the stock market are falling like confetti at a ticker-tape parade. Most are worth just about that much, too. With the Dow Jones industrial average up 22.6 percent for the year, and more than doubling over the last...
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Where, Oh Where Has Congress Gone? for Many Lawmakers, Recess Is a Time to Hit the Road - Both in the US and Abroad
Like an empty football stadium between game days, the usually bustling Capitol is strangely still.To be sure, omnipresent tourists still wander the hallways, gazing at statues of George Washington, astronaut Jack Swigart, and Hawaiian King Kamehameha....
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Words Can Never Hurt A Spiritual Look at Issues of Interest to Young People
I remember feeling my smile was frozen on my face. I remember acting like everything was fine. But as soon as I was alone, I cried.Someone had said something about me that seemed unkind, unfair, and untrue, and I felt deeply hurt. In the middle of those...
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