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 March 31, 1998

Beyond the Party Image: Students as Volunteers
On any given day, college students around the United States spend hours volunteering at local schools, shelters, and hospitals. They help kindergartners learn the alphabet, or assist the physically handicapped. And it doesn't stop there: Over spring...
China Prepares to Issue 4 Million Pink Slips A Plan to Cut in Half Its Bureaucrats by End of 1998 Marks Historic Shift for China
In a land run by a massive state bureaucracy for more than 2,000 years, China's leaders are planning what could be the largest government downsizing in history.To push forward China's drive toward open markets, the newly chosen reformist premier, Zhu...
Clinton in Africa: Gestures Count Presidential Trip Is Designed to Put the Continent on the Map for More Americans
A sobering exchange with Rwandan genocide survivors. A poignant moment inside the former jail cell of South Africa President Nelson Mandela. A visit to the point of embarkment for countless slaves to America.President Clinton's historic 12-day, six-country...
Congress Looks at Breast-Feeding and the Workplace New Bill Supports a Woman's Decision to Breast-Feed after a Return to Work
Ginny Gerbasi's employer was supportive of breast-feeding - so when the Washington mom had to make a sudden business trip, her boss tracked down a portable breast pump and had it delivered to her.Nursing mother Laura Sullivan wasn't so fortunate. The...
Divided Ukraine Drifts Neither East nor West
No one is quite sure how to think about Ukraine. It's as big as France, lies in the geographic center of Europe, and boasts 50 million citizens.But just who are they? Do Ukrainians identify with Russians, seeking closer ties with Moscow?Or are they...
GOP Turncoat Leads N.Y. Dems Early Polls Show Lt. Gov. Betsy McCaughey Ross Is Front-Runner among Democrats in the New York Gubernatorial Race
New York's Lt. Gov. Betsy McCaughey Ross sits back in her chair and the tone of her voice changes just slightly as she recalls the "watershed" day when she decided she was no longer a Republican.It was April 8, 1997. In a bid to help a seriously ill...
House Calls: A Principal on Patrol Series: A Principal's Perspective: Part 2 in a Series. Part 1 of This Series Ran Nov. 17, 1997
In a cold, drizzling Portland afternoon, Greg Wolleck directs students and cars throughKellogg Middle School's parking lot to ensure the two do not collide. As students dart safely into buses and cars, Mr. Wolleck dashes to his Honda Civic in the next...
Let God Plan Your Day Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
Is planning your daily affairs frustrating? Do you encounter a lack of time needed to get things done? Unexpected interruptions that throw you off schedule? Not enough activities to fill the time?It could be that it's time to seek God's guidance in planning...
Letters
Search for Answers to Preventing ViolenceRegarding "After School Shooting, New Self-Examination" (March 26): It is truly astonishing the conclusions we reach when we attempt to find answers through "self-examination." Rather than looking to place blame...
More Special-Ed Kids in School, but Costs Are High
Children who were once the pariahs of the public school system are gaining access to regular classrooms in record numbers. Many that would have spent their childhood warehoused in an institution are going on to college or finding jobs.But the cost of...
Optimistic Portrait of Today's College Students
Defying Generation X and a host of simplistic labels, today's college students worry the nation's social institutions are falling apart - yet remain amazingly upbeat about the future.Irreconcilable contradictions? Maybe. But not to Arthur Levine, who...
School Safety Strategy: Know All Students Well
Shots in a schoolyard in Jonesboro, Ark., last week set off a nationwide search for new answers to the most basic of human questions - how to protect children from harm.For some, the answer is gun control or tougher punishments for juveniles. Others...
Strike Could Dim Hollywood Lights Labor Dispute May Halt Moviemaking If Actors, Producers Can't Agree by Thursday
Hollywood is holding its breath.For the first time in a decade, a major labor dispute threatens to disrupt the nation's booming glamour capital. If it's not resolved in a matter of days, the disagreement between the nation's actors and producers could...
Talking with Your Teen
Recently, my sixth-grader has been thinking up all sorts of ways to keep the social currents of his school week running seamlessly into the weekend. His suggestions: Can you drop me at the mall? At the movies? Drop me anywhere?The key word here is "drop."...
The News in Brief
The USThe US Supreme Court agreed to decide if independent counsel Kenneth Starr may obtain notes from a meeting between White House aide Vincent Foster and his lawyer prior to Foster's 1993 death. The court said it would hear an appeal by Foster's lawyer,...
The President Is a Good Sport
When a president is under heavy criticism, he may well skip the Gridiron Club's annual dinner in order to avoid the satirical jokes and songs that will be aimed in his direction. The anti-Vietnam protest caused Lyndon Johnson to duck the grilling. And...
Two Views of a Golden State Boom Post-Suburbia
From a rooftop high above the convergence of southern California's two busiest freeways, the view is all spaciousness and light. Verdant hills surround clusters of mirror-skinned high-rises and rural roads head to golden beaches.Just three exits north,...
Want to Give Good Speeches? Practice Is Key Adults Often Find They Must Give Presentations at Work or at Church. A Class Can Help Polish Skills
Kirk Kirkpatrick dramatically recites lines from a Walter Wintle poem as he hands out copies of it to students in his public-speaking class.The poem's message about overcoming defeat seems almost secondary to the way he delivers it. "Emotion is important...
What a Single-Sex School Is Really Like
I did not consider myself to be the ideal candidate for a job at a single-sex school. After all, in seventh grade I made the conscious choice not to attend an all-female private school. I wanted my school to be co-ed, like "the real world." I wanted...
Why Crime Declines
At the end of the 19th century people were puzzled over a welcome but unexpected falloff in drug use. At the end of this century experts are trying to decipher the cause of the sharp decline in crime.Or make that causes, plural.We note that several academic...
Wrapped Up in Reptiles
Joaney Gallagher traps a wandering cricket under her foot, scoops it up, and plops it in a nearby aquarium. You can tell she's done this before - she doesn't even flinch at the sight of a creepy-crawly sneaking around the house."I buy 4,000 crickets...
Yeltsin's Reshuffle: Game of Solitaire? Vote Is Expected Friday on His Choice of a New Premier: A Youthful Technocrat
There is a phrase that is very much in vogue in Moscow political circles these days: kak bui. It means "sort of" or "it appears." And it sums up more than anything the uncertainty of what exactly is going on.Since President Boris Yeltsin shocked the...