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 December 28, 1998

A Cure for Market Volatility: CDs
For conservative investors, this may be time to reconsider bank certificates of deposit (CDs), financial experts say.Example: At Astoria Federal Savings, here in the New York region, two-year CDs, with a minimum deposit of $500, carry an interest rate...
China's Democrats
Sadly, China and democracy remain poles apart. The summary trial and conviction last week of three pro-democracy activists left little doubt that Beijing's leaders remain intolerant of political opposition.The three activists, Wang Youcai, Xu Wenli,...
Do Your Kids Drive? Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
Over the years I've noticed that children often do drive their parents - to prayer. And I've seen many parents happily learn the enormous power of prayer. Power to resolve and heal the problems that come up at home. Prayer has the virtue of reminding...
Economic Engine Likely to Downshift Experts See a US Economy That Is No Longer Revving, but Better Than Sluggish
For the past 2-1/2 years, economists have been seeing a phantom: an economic slowdown, which never seems to materialize.For next year, they're making the same prediction: The US economy will be struggling to maintain its resilience. Corporations will...
Helping the Other 'Somalia' in the North, Somaliland Is Forging an Independent Path to Recovery
The chaos in Somalia continues. This month fierce fighting erupted yet again in the port of Kismayu, Baidoa, and the fertile Juba Valley. Earlier in the month, deteriorating security conditions in Mogadishu contributed to the failure of a peace mission...
Investors Eye Impeachment Market Cloud
The stock market faces a period of prolonged volatility as the impeachment process moves to the United States Senate.Barring the unexpected - such as a surprise resignation by President Clinton - a Senate trial is expected to put a lid on stock prices.Moreover,...
Iraq Sees Battles with US as a Help It Plans to Fire on US War Jets in the No-Fly Zones in a Strategy Seen as Boosting Chances of an End to Sanctions
A week after the end of US and British attacks, Iraqi leaders have only deepened their defiance toward each pillar of the US-led containment of Iraq.Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan declared Saturday that his government would fire on warplanes patrolling...
Keeping Social Security out of the Gap
Reports from Washington suggest that the favorite White House plan for Social Security reform is the so-called "Two Percent Solution."What makes the plan politically attractive is that it promises to make the system solvent without cuts in pension benefits...
Kremlin Chafes at Backseat Role Russia Is Upset That despite Nuclear Arsenal, It Wields Less and Less Power on World Stage.; Anger at Us Attack on Iraq
The Anglo-American bomb raids on Iraq earlier this month have created a new frostiness toward the West in Moscow, which feels affronted by not having been consulted as an equal power.While Russian officials have stopped short of declaring a new cold...
Letters
Clinton impeachment and the futureThe crucial lesson of "Saturday's Vote" is not, as you assert, "that personal morality counts," but that hatred of the worst type has deeply permeated American political life ("Beyond Saturday's Vote," Dec. 21). The...
Madam Director
Tokenism isn't dead, but it's fading in one area. Women now hold seats on 86 percent of the boards of directors of Fortune 500 companies.That's progress. More than 37 percent of the 500 giants of US industry have more than one woman director. Boards...
Money Scandal Hits Blair despite Promise of No Sleaze Top Adviser Was One of Two British Officials Forced to Quit over a Loan
Tony Blair's 1997 general-election promise to lead a sleaze-free government suddenly seems very empty.Two of the British prime minister's senior supporters have been plunged into political disgrace because of involvement in a financial scandal.Peter...
Multiple Births Stir Call for Controls on Fertility
Seven tiny babies cling to life in a Houston hospital, remaining members of what had been the world's first surviving octuplets. They have the strong faith of their mother, the support of their father and the local community, which has donated everything...
Packing Away the Old South's Icons the Citadel Forsakes 'Dixie,' but Experts See a Resurgence of Region's Rich Cultural History
In Oxford, Miss., the Old South is reborn every time the University of Mississippi football team scores a touchdown. Rebel flags wave and peals of "Dixie" rise up through the thick, humid air.But hundreds of miles away in Charleston, S.C., a military...
Personal Finance Q & A
Inside scoop can help assess stocksQ How important is insider trading in assessing the merits of a stock?- B.K., Queens, New York AIt can be very important, especially when insiders buy shares. Insider trading happens when company managers or directors...
Philadelphia Takes Lead in Cleaning Up Crime Statistics Policing the Record Books
When John Timoney was appointed Philadelphia police chief, one of his first orders of business had nothing to do with fighting the war on drugs or combating street violence. It had to do with cleaning up the police department itself.For years, the Philadelphia...
Politics Offers Little Security on the Prospects for Reform
It's like a sorely needed Social Security check that, day after day, fails to show up in the mailbox.President Clinton for months has delivered important speeches and convened blue-ribbon meetings about the imperative to reform the nation's sinking Social...
Restaurant Spices Up Downtown Detroit Urban Turnaround
That day in November, 1995, when suburban restaurateurs Nick Apone and Nino Cutraro swung open the doors of Intermezzo, their new upscale Italian restaurant in downtown Detroit, they didn't know how directly they were speaking to a new generation of...
Restoring Home for a Mother Needing Care Series: This Column Deals with the Conflicts We Find Ourselves Facing in Daily Life. the Monitor Invites Readers to Comment, Suggest Solutions, and Submit Their Own Accounts of Moral Dilmmas
My mother and I have just celebrated an anniversary. Four years ago, when I returned from abroad, I took her out of the nursing home in which she had been living and brought her back home, to care for her here.The decision to leave Mom in the care of...
Risk of Breaching Wall on Nuclear Production Critics Say US Would Set Bad Example by Allowing Nuclear Power Plants to Make Tritium, an Atomic-Weapons Element
For decades, the United States maintained a strict division between its military and civilian nuclear sectors by refraining from producing materials for atomic weapons in civilian reactors.More than symbolism and secrecy were involved. The policy was...
Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em Christmas
My son came home from school with an interesting assignment. He was to interview some adult about his or her favorite toys from childhood. Upon hearing this, I couldn't help jumping up on tiptoes and wagging my hand, pleading "Me! Me!"Alyosha clucked...
Security Slips through the Safety Net
Growing up in a family of 14 in Anderson, S.C., 60 years ago, Julia Searles knew firsthand about hardship.To earn her $2 a week, Ms. Searles worked as a maid until after midnight and quietly bit her lip over abuse by her white employer. She remembers...
The Footsteps I Follow Still
It was the beginning of December, some 30 years ago, when my parents moved their family, me age 7, from our cozy Baltimore suburban ranch to a decrepit 200-year-old farmhouse 40 miles north. Baltimore weather had been balmy the week before our move,...
The News in Brief
The USThe nation's violent-crime rate fell almost 7 percent in 1997 to the lowest level since record keeping began 25 years ago, the Justice Department announced. In 1997, the last year for which full statistics are available, there were an estimated...
The Wisdom of Godzilla
When called upon to shine the light of time, the wisdom of the ages, and the benefits of hindsight on the events of the last week, historians, faced with the folly of bringing sense to the impeachment proceedings, will turn to well-worn, time-honored...
Today's Story Line
America's commitment to contain world despots by military means keeps growing. Serbia's Slobodan Milosevic is challenging NATO in Kosovo. North Korea's Kim Jong Il plans to fire a second three- stage rocket soon despite a US protest. And now Iraq's Saddam...
Wanted: A Fish-and-Chips Poet for Britain
The hunt is on for Britain's next poet laureate: a man or woman - so far it's been a male preserve - to produce verse for state occasions.Dozens of poets are keen to take the place of Ted Hughes, who died in October. The one Queen Elizabeth II chooses...