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 August 18, 1998

A Maverick Sidesteps Stodgy Banks
Takashi Yoneda has a vision of how he wants his life to turn out that can only be described as Far East Hampton: No working dinners on Fridays, a country house for the weekends, and no breakfast meetings on Monday mornings. Of course, he plans on doing...
As World's 'Terrorist Capital,' Karachi Verges on Political Meltdown Suspect in Nairobi Bombing Caught Here. Americans Flee Pakistan
A week ago the guns were quiet in Pakistan's financial hub, a seaside metropolis of 12 million. Brightly colored lights draped buildings for Independence Day, Aug. 14. Diners outside a popular restaurant, Barbeque Tonight, relaxed under palm trees. Bankers...
Blue Targets - Police Deaths Rise Even as Crime Level Drops Shooting of L.A. Officer Underscores New Trend in Violence against Police
Many of those who gathered last week beneath the searing August sun to honor a fallen Los Angeles police officer had met under similar circumstances just a few months ago.Filbert Cuesta Jr., shot as he waited for backup to help quiet down a loud party,...
Bucking the Bar's Benchmarks Law Schools Challenge the Standards for Getting a Seal of Approval
If Shawn Landry could do it over again, he might not attend the upstart Massachusetts School of Law - though he says he got a great education at an even greater price.He praises MSL for its professors' practical experience in court. He loved the small...
Camp Broadway: Where a Kid Can Be Cosette from 'West Side Story' to 'Oklahoma,' 65 Young Actors Learn How to 'Make a Role Come to Life.'
On one stage, the actors work to perfect their Western twang as they rehearse a version of "The Farmer and the Cowman" from the musical "Oklahoma."Down the hall, heels click ominously on a wooden floor where the focus is on mastering the cool, finger...
'Citizen Schools'
If you don't think some motivated teamwork can make a difference in public schools, check out Citizen Schools.How often do middle-schoolers get to consult as landscape architects for their school? Or create real billboards? Or work in a world-class scientific...
Exploring Oregon's Caves and Waves Series: There's Nothing like an Exhilarating White-Water Cruise along the Rogue River in Southern Oregon. COURTESY OF NOAH'S RIVER ADVENTURE FLOAT TRIPS
Ride the rapids!" urged our guide, Steve. "Go on, jump out!"When nobody on our six-person raft leapt at the offer, I decided someone needed to take the plunge. I straightened my life jacket and aimed for the whitest water.As it turns out, a boatless...
Have Visa, Will Travel: Tourists Flock to the Mall
Toshi Fukuda smiles giddily in front of The Gap at the Park Plaza Mall here as a passerby snaps her picture. She plans to show the photograph to her friends in Osaka, Japan, to prove she visited the store."It's so American," says Ms. Fukuda, a college...
Head Start Loses Some Elbow Room Head Start, One of the Few Great Society Initiatives Left Intact from the Johnson Administration, Is Today Facing Competition from State-Run Programs
A high school teacher who grew up in Minnesota, a guidance counselor raised on a reservation in Montana, and a social worker in south Florida were among the many former students who came forward to sing Head Start's praises when the preschool program...
Heraldry: Medieval Team Uniforms and More
Imagine you're watching a football game on TV and someone in your family asks who's winning. The "Packers," you reply.But maybe this family member doesn't know much about football. They look at the screen, complaining that they can't tell who is who....
Letters
Drug Usage: a Concern for All AthletesI wish to comment on the answer to a question in "Sports 101" (August 14). The question: Why are track and field and swimming the most susceptible to drug use? According to your answer the reason behind the drug...
Rebels Look for Love in Congo Fizzed Rally
It was supposed to be a big rally, a show of popular support for the rebels on the verge of taking over a giant African nation, Congo."It's going to be big," one resident warned. "Very big." Punctuality, he added, was of the essence: "Nine o'clock sharp....
Rents Go through the Roof Students and Elderly Hit Hard as Apartment Demand Nationwide Reaches 'All-Time High.'
Earlier this summer, a tent city sprang up mushroom-like on the campus of Stanford University. Students were angry and protest was in the air.But it wasn't a rebirth of political radicalism at the prestigious West Coast university. Rather, students couldn't...
Scandal's Mark on Washington No Matter What the Outcome of Clinton's Testimony, the Lewinsky Matter Will Affect the Presidency, the Law, and Media
Whatever its outcome, the matter of the president and Monica Lewinsky will likely leave an indelible mark on America's politics and culture.The aftermath could include everything from the weighty, such as changes in the way top government officials are...
Skewed Press Priorities When a Cabinet Secretary Can't Muster a Hearing
People everywhere are troubled by the way our schools are failing our children and are vitally interested in what is being done about it.Yet, just a few days ago, the Monitor had to call off a scheduled breakfast-group meeting with the Secretary of Education,...
Spelling Star Minds Her P's and Q's Interview - Jody-Anne Maxwell
Quick! Spell "chiaroscurist." Jody-Anne Maxwell of Kingston, Jamaica, did it in a snap on May 28. "Chiaroscurist" was the winning word at the 71st annual Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee held in Washington, and this seventh-grader has become known...
Sri Lanka's Family Rule May Be Reaching Its Limit
Traditions die hard in South Asia, where dynasties dominate the political process and succession all too often has been forced by an assassin's bullet.An unprecedented number of widows and daughters have stepped into the shoes of murdered statesmen as...
Take a Second Look at That Kid You've Labeled 'Trouble'
As long as I have talked with teachers, I have never heard one say that classes are the same year after year. In fact, the opposite is true. Every class has its own personality. This year was an example; it had all of the usual individual personalities,...
The Lesson of the Birds Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
One winter day, I noticed a flock of birds crossing my path over the freeway against a stormy west wind. It appeared they weren't making headway. But as I watched I could see that they were, ever so slowly. Through their continuous efforts they were...
The News in Brief
The USPresident Clinton is ready to admit he had an "inappropriate relationship" with Monica Lewinsky, one of his advisers said. Meanwhile a survey conducted on the eve of the president's secret grand-jury testimony in the Lewinsky case found 51.6 percent...
To Get a Great Summer Internship - First Find Your Niche
I got tired of being expendable. That's the main reason I switched from a string of exploitative, underpaying jobs to a great internship at a fast-growing public relations firm. Let me explain.After finishing my first year at American University in Washington,...
Trying to Move beyond the 'Reality Bites' View of Job Prospects
What do you want to be when you grow up?" At the age of 6, the question seemed simple enough and, for the most part, others grinned when I answered, "Batman or Spiderman."Fifteen years later, as I prepare for my final year in college, I answer that question...
Where the Government Gets Its Seal of Approval
In the movie "Deep Impact," the president, played by Morgan Freeman, goes to the White House briefing room to tell the country about a massive meteor hurtling toward Earth. "Life will go on. We will prevail," he promises.The set looks pretty realistic,...
Why Can't the Positive Be Newsworthy?
Earlier this summer, papers throughout the world carried photos of British World War II veterans turning their backs on Emperor Akihito when he rode down the Mall in London with Queen Elizabeth II. News stories emphasized the bitterness these survivors...