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 June 1, 1998

A Star Is Born in Mexico's Financial Reform
Like the 16th-century Spanish conquerors who seized Aztec gold on the lake-dappled basin now called Mexico City, foreigners today bag riches from a new source: the "silver screen."With foreign money playing a supporting role, cinemas are flourishing...
Avoiding Portable-Pension Potholes Whether Changing Jobs or Retiring, People with 401(k) Plans Find Ignorance Can Be Costly
Look before you leave.That's the advice from financial experts if you're thinking about leaving your job. They're not talking about severance pay, but your 401(k) retirement plan.A misstep "could be costly," says Mary Rudie Barneby, president of Delaware...
Barry Goldwater Remembered from Both Sides Feisty Arizona Senator Praised for Achievements, and Sowing the Seeds of the Reagan Revolution
Above all else, Barry Goldwater was his own man, never afraid to go against the grain of his country, or his party.Dubbed "Mr. Conservative," Goldwater set the stage for modern Republicanism in the 1964 presidential election against Lyndon Johnson. His...
Best Way to Paris Metro? Practice, Practice, Practice
Ever wanted to learn to tango? Fancy trying your hand at making a West African drum? Or perhaps an English-style tea-tasting session? Then buy a ticket on the Paris metro.Caught up by the World Cup fever sweeping France in advance of this month's soccer...
Bucking the Yen
Take this important quiz of your financial acumen.If you had some spare cash to invest, where would you put it - in something Japanese or something American?Now if right away you started conjuring pictures of yourself driving a Lexus as opposed to a...
City Solace, and a Wish Fulfilled
I've noticed that Seattle people come to the piers to find open space. Today, I, a new Seattleite, blinking in my surprised orbit around the city, walk to the piers to seek my space as well. I spread my jacket on the wooden steps, sit down, and stare...
Cost of 'Place Prejudice': Misunderstood Hometowns
New York City is crawling with street crime. Las Vegas is sin city. And Orlando depends on Disney World for its economy.What you've heard is true, right?Wrong. New York has one of the lowest street crime rates of any major US metropolis. Las Vegas has...
Curbing the Bomb: US Choices Diplomacy Shifts into High Gear This Week as US and Other Nations Try to Contain Nuclear Brinkmanship in South Asia
With the world nuclear order shattered by the Indian and Pakistani atomic tests, the US and other big powers are scrambling to halt an arms race in South Asia and shore up global nonproliferation regimes.The US and other countries are discussing holding...
Do You Love to Give? Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
'The best man or woman is the most unselfed" (Mary Baker Eddy, "The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany," Pg. 165). To me, this statement deserves a lot of thought.Once there was a man who was asked "Who is my neighbour?" And he answered...
Effort Afoot to Prevent 'Tax Bracket Creep'
Millions of Americans are subject each year to a sneak tax attack.When they get a raise, a portion of that extra moola may move them into a higher federal income tax bracket - say from 15 percent to 28 percent. Or from 28 to 31 percent, or 31 to 36 percent.It...
European Stocks Blaze for Good Reason
For mutual-fund manager Henrik Strabo, going global today means going European.And for now, going European means scoring big gains. Optimism about growing entrepreneurship and a common currency has driven stock markets on the Continent to new heights.That's...
Expensive Trade-Offs of Free Trade
Despite the "globalization" boom going on around them, Mexicans are scraping by amid the ruins of ground zero.Few countries have so dramatically curtailed both state intrusion in the economy and barriers to foreign trade and investment. And few of them,...
Fix-It Guy for World's Tough Spot
RichardHolbrooke is on a roll. He's late for lunch. He can't find his limo. But the golden boy of US diplomacy blows through the palatial Credit Suisse lobby and onto Madison Avenue like he blew through Europe last monthon a mission to troubleshoot the...
Freemen Turn 'Order in the Court' into Chaos Trial Raises Questions about How Judges Can Keep Trials Fair While Stopping Bad Behavior
When the trial of 12 antigovernment Freemen finally convened last week in Billings, Mont., United States district court Judge John Coughenour was handed some unusual challenges in addition to his customary duties behind the federal bench.Defendants bleating...
'Fun' Is New Mortar of a Rebuilt Phoenix A Shapeless Central City Redefines Itself as Entertainment Mecca - in Fewer Than 15 Years
From his office high above the heart of downtown Phoenix, Mayor Skip Rimsza looks out at 1-1/2 square miles of urban renaissance that has become the envy of city planners from Australia to South Africa.Amassed in record speed of about 10 to 15 years,...
Gulf Illness: First Heal US Tin Ear, Cold Heart
Why, seven years after the Gulf War, are thousands of its veterans still suffering from mysterious illnesses, some dying, while the causes remain murky?Two administrations have failed to find answers. President Clinton recently named a board headed by...
Indonesia Faces Unsettling Prospect of Real Democracy Freedom to Organize Political Parties, Announced Last Week, Could Divide Country
For Indonesians who resented the rule of their toppled dictator, these are days of politics unbound.The politically engaged plan demonstrations, form new parties, and celebrate their newfound freedom. Most of all, they ponder their options. Every step...
Labor Works for Global Push Series: Riches and Risks: Capitalism's New Golden Age. Part 1 - May 26: Business Basks in a New Age of Global Growth. Part 2: Today
Most afternoons Ruben Rubio slowly treks back home across the gray, Mexico City outskirts that sprawl on the parched bed of Lake Texcoco.Lowering his head against a blast of dust, he winds his way past ditches, barking dogs, and piles of gravel until...
Letters
Less Democracy in Democracy's CapitalI agree with your conclusion in "Post-Barry Washington" (May 29) that "democracy's capital should have functioning democratic processes." Historically, however, democracy's capital has been anything but democratic....
Needed Waivers
President Clinton is right to attempt to dilute the impact of US statutes such as the Helms-Burton law and the Iran-Libya Sanctions Act. Their main target may be unfriendly regimes in Cuba, Iran, or Libya, but they do peripheral damage to friends.And...
Privilege: Then and Now
Executive privilege is back on the docket of the Supreme Court. And however that court rules on President Clinton's efforts to withhold the testimony of top aides from a grand jury convened by independent counsel Kenneth Starr, its decision should bring...
Russia Tinkers with Fixes, but Economic Woes Are Deep Yeltsin Cut the Budget, Named New Tax Chief Friday to Stem Fiscal Crisis. Analysts Say It Won't Be Enough
Russia, rocked by a series of financial disasters, is taking steps to put its house in order. But analysts expect systemic economic problems and an uneasy political situation, dominated by the ambiguous and contradictory figure of President Boris Yeltsin,...
'Stalk Market' Lures Veggie Lovers
Bob and Jody Windy buy their produce in a whole new way.For a $450 annual investment - and a weekend's worth of farm chores - they harvest everything from lettuce and cucumbers to peppers and melons.It's a win-win for farmer and consumer. By selling...
The News in Brief
The USWhite House lawyers were deciding whether or not to oppose a motion for speedy Supreme Court action on President Clinton's bid to limit testimony in the Whitewater inquiry. The court gave the White House until 4:30 p.m. EDT today to make known...
To Gaze, or Not to Gaze, at a Gazebo
Our house looked so much better after we planted shrubs to hide the naked and decaying foundation that I suggested we sit in the front yard and admire it."What we really need is a gazebo," I told my husband. "We could sit there and relax and picnic in...