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 10, 2000

A Good Year to Go International
If you missed investing in international funds in 1999, you are late. Global issues roared back last year, posting solid returns. But guess what? Time is still on your side. Barring the unexpected, 2000 is looking as good, and possibly even better than...
Another 'American Century'?
As this century turns, pundits are debating whether the next one will be an American one like the last. The debate misses the point. The very phrase "American century" is misleading. The last century was an Atlantic century, and the next century seems...
A Parent's Survival Guide to Fund-Raising
What goes around with an order blank, comes around. This is the primary rule of fund-raising, which a smart parent learns as soon as his or her child is big enough to wave one of these documents. This same parent also quickly learns that it's fruitless...
Big Focus for States: Grade Schools ; Flush with Cash, States Will Pour Money into Education - as Well As
America's 50 states are entering 2000 in perhaps their best fiscal condition in decades. The continued roaring economy has made tax receipts so strong that 20 states now expect they will take in more revenue this year than they initially estimated....
Cats in Space, and Other Odd Places
If you've ever lived with a cat, you know that they often turn up in the oddest places or the oddest ways. Sometimes it's just turning around in the kitchen to find a cat lounging where you were about to put your foot. Sometimes it becomes a lot more...
From Urban Dirt, Ancient City Emerges
Archaeologist Bill Iseminger pulls his jacket tight against the winter wind and sweeps his arm across the Illinois prairie. His finger traces the outline of a 40-acre grand plaza that was the Times Square of a distant American past. A thousand years...
Hard to Hold Down? ; Analysts Maintain High Hopes for the Bull Market's Raging Run into 2000
Strike up the band! Bang the drums. With the shift to 2000, the stock market parade is once again marching along. And once again, market analysts expect high- technology stocks to lead the parade, followed by many growth- company stocks. Technology,...
Hijacking Raises S. Asia Tensions ; with Tongue-Lashing and Shadow Boxing, India and Pakistan Try To
Arrests, diplomatic gymnastics, threats and counterthreats, maneuvering and posturing, the occasional land-mine blast - and an eye to President Clinton's upcoming trip to South Asia: In other words, the daily stuff of India-Pakistan relations. Yet in...
In This Town, Kids Talk about Politics, Not Pokmon ; Shepherdstown, W. Va., Is All Abuzz with the Israel-Syria Peace Talks,
My 10-year-old son has become a foreign-policy wonk. Instead of Pokmon, his conversation now revolves around water rights and who should control the Golan Heights. Instead of rock music, he listens to National Public Radio while waiting for the school...
It's Not Always about the Fish ; Coral Reefs around the World Are Endangered, but at Bonaire,
Coral reefs beneath azure seas give food, shelter, and safety to creatures of all shapes and sizes. The ocean is alive with technicolor fish that swim through the tropical waters alone and in schools. But, hiding in the nooks and crannies of a reef are...
Maryland Pioneers Way to Keep Ex-Cons Straight ; in Controversial Move, the State Uses Drug Tests and Treatment For
Chanta Whiting knows that if she trips up she could end up back in jail - in a flash. It happened once before. A recovering heroin addict, she's on parole for stealing a car after violating parole for dealing drugs. But this time, she's determined to...
Moon Sighting in Cyberspace ; A Web Site Lets Pakistani Computer Users Track the New Moon for End Of
In previous years, Muslims here would climb their rooftops to witness the new moon signaling the end of Ramadan. This year, the Internet gave moon-watchers a hand in calculating the precise start of the three-day festival of Eid al-Fitr, ending a month...
More Tibetans Flee Homeland ; the Karmapa Lama Fled China Last Week Because He Wants to Pursue
The 14-year-old Karmapa Lama survived a formidable obstacle course last week to arrive in India, like tens of thousands of his compatriots before him. Yet the trek - scaling the planet's highest mountain passes, forging near-freezing waterways, and...
Nearing a Deal on IRA Arms Handover in N. Ireland ; Gerry Adams and Anorther Sinn Fein Official Travel to Washington For
A deal set to be struck between the British government and the political wing of the Irish Republican Army promises to give a major and much-needed boost to the Northern Ireland peace process. Part of the deal would allow former Northern Ireland paramilitaries...
Optimistic Asian Markets Regain Their Poise ; despite Last Week's Steep Drop, Analysts Say the Region's Markets Will
Some of Asia's stock markets had a few grim days last week, but officials and analysts insist that the region's economies are poised for gains, not collapse, in the year ahead. [Yesterday share prices closed higher in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, Thailand,...
Presidential Politics from One Iowa Living Room
In most suburbs, Saturday afternoons are all about cruising the mall and ferrying kids to dance lessons or hockey practice. But not in Iowa, where the nation's first presidential caucus is just two weeks away. Here in a Des Moines suburb, a foursome...
PR Plan to Win Israeli Approval ; Barak Seeks Help from PR Gurus, like James Carville, to Persuade
Prime Minister Ehud Barak is busy at home, even though Syrian- Israeli peace talks in the US are moving slowly. He's designing a campaign to persuade his constituents to compromise on the Golan Heights. In a throwback to his political campaign, he has...
Puzzled over Which Mortgage to Pay Off
Q I have two mortgages, one on my primary residence that we should be able to pay off within 10 years, and the other on my summer home with a 30-year mortgage. Both have the same interest rate. I have an additional $200 I would like to regularly pay...
Real Tax Debate: How to Spend Funds
No presidential candidate is sticking his neck out far on taxes. With the federal budget piling up ever bigger surpluses, any battle is over how and how much to spend of that money. "For the most part, what the presidential candidates are talking about...
Rejuvenation in Africa
Today the United Nations Security Council takes up an issue of global security: how to free sub-Saharan Africa from the pandemic of AIDS. This will be the first time that the Security Council has tackled a health issue. That's because the UN believes...
Renewing Haiti's Democracy
Kathie Klarreich's article "Time for Haitians to fix Haiti" highlights the difficult challenges Haitians face as they move toward full democracy, respect for human rights, responsive government, and economic growth (Dec. 29). The year ahead is critical,...
Tech-Based Funds Downshift, but for How Long?
Technology funds led the parade in 1999 - resulting in spectacular returns for those brave enough to try IPOs and Internet stocks. And despite some qualms about sky-high valuations and last week's sharp drop of the technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite...
USA
Cuban-American leaders halted protests against six-year-old Elian Gonzalez returning to the communist island after a congressional committee subpoenaed him to testify Feb. 10. Supporters of the boy's US relatives say the subpoena was necessary because...
Value Funds Aim to Prove They're Still Players
Managers of value funds are not a happy lot professionally these days. Their funds are not giving shareholders a good return. "I have been suffering," admits Richard Dahlberg, manager of Pioneer II, a Boston-based fund that invests in stocks selected...
What the Web Holds for 2000 ; Hot Links
We're already 10 days into the new year, but I didn't want to bother writing a look-ahead column that would not have run if civilization fell. Now that things are Y2-OK, accept my apologies - and this list of likely developments for 2000: *Expect to...
Widen the Door for Skilled Foreigners
Big business and the high-tech industry are clamoring for another near-doubling of the annual quota of H-1B visas, which allow skilled foreigners to live and work in the United States for up to six years. The US needs skilled foreigners, but this is...
World
Amid new polls that show a majority of Israelis opposing the return of the Golan Heights, Prime Minister Ehud Barak was expected home tomorrow from peace talks with Syria. Reports said he issued a directive reducing compulsory military service for males...
Your Mission (Should You Choose to Accept It) ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
When my wife and I lived in the big city, we both worked long hours. We joked that we only saw our house in daylight on weekends. We rarely saw our neighbors, either. It's been easier living in a small town. We were soon on a first- name basis with...