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 October 21, 1998

Adoption with an Open Door for Birth Parents
Steve Daggett and Diana Gilpatrick have their share of adoption "war" stories.There were the long road trips to Altoona, N.Y., and central Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, to meet prospective young birth mothers. There was the emotional roller coaster of...
An Indianapolis Church Cuts Crime with Weed Wackers
Call it the gospel of lawn care. The Shepherd Community Church of the Nazarene in Indianapolis is the proud owner of a fleet of ride- on industrial lawn mowers and big, powerful weed-wackers.The church's adventures in lawn-mowing began three years ago...
Beyond Soup Kitchens
The faithful were fed up.For years, they had marched every Friday night on the streets of one of Chicago's most-violent, gang-ridden neighborhoods. But their pleas for peace were ignored. So, this summer they ratcheted up their tactics.With choruses...
Capital Debates How US Takes Roll the Supreme Court Will Decide If Sampling Can Be Used in the 2000 Census
It's the one time when everyone can stand up and be counted. Sometimes, perhaps, twice.As America readies for the first census of the new millennium, the government is debating the most accurate way to count every American - including, of course, how...
Cookies on a Pedestal
Cookies aren't just for kids. You know it. I know it, and now restaurants and local eateries are showing it.Apart from Mrs. Fields at the mall and grandma's own, homemade cookies are being popularized at the neighborhood level. As if the concept of the...
Curbing Population without Family Planning It Isn't Going to Happen
In an effort to energize anti-abortion voters for the upcoming election, congressional Republicans have once again distorted United States foreign policy by painting US population assistance as an issue of morality.In the recent appropriations negotiations,...
Defining Leisure to a T Series: A Weekly Series about a Municipal Garden in Glasgow
"Can anyone tell me the difference between this and work?"It's one of Red's ("Wee Red," as Jeannie calls him) favorite rhetorical questions. It's said with satisfaction, not complaint. He doesn't play at his gardening. I am sure that if nothing obviously...
DNA: Not Just for Labs Anymore Testing Time
It used to be that the science of genetics - the study of all those double helixes of DNA - thrived only in the realm of bleached lab coats and dry scientific journals. But not anymore.DNA has gone decidedly mainstream. Today, the people who grapple...
Empty-Nesters Savor Their New Freedom
On a brilliant October Saturday, six women have gathered at a lakeside home in suburban Minneapolis for an unusual party: an empty- nester's brunch. Earlier this autumn, each one launched her last child in college. Now, after traveling to campuses from...
Grace and the Evening News Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
The images intruded on my evening - rioters and looters burning buildings and plundering shops. Senseless ethnic violence. The television news that night was from Jakarta, Indonesia. But it could have been so many places, almost anyplace, really.I'd...
Matthew Shepard's Legacy
Matthew Shepard was buried in an afternoon snowstorm in Casper, Wyoming, Oct 16 but his troubling legacy will long linger with us.Though there may have been other factors involved, the University of Wyoming student was brutally murdered largely because...
Missing Element in Bringing Dictators to Justice: Political Will
The image of Augusto Pinochet sweating it out before a British bobby is so startling that it takes some effort to grasp the full implications. At first sight, this strange turn of events puts every once-and-future dictator on notice - there will be no...
More to Do
Stock markets are smartly up from summer lows. Interest rates are at last moving down in the US and starting down in Europe.That should stimulate the giant economies of America and Europe, warding off the worst effects of world slowdown. It also allows...
New Legal Landscape for Paula Jones Case as Court Weighs Whether to Reinstate Harassment Suit against Clinton, Recent Rulings Come into Play
Should the Paula Jones case be reinstated by a federal court, it could further define the vague contours of sexual-harassment law - one of the fastest-growing areas of litigation in the United States.The move could provide an early test of the US Supreme...
Nipping a Squirrel Problem
Q. I have a problem with squirrels. They are getting into my attic and destroying things. I thought of putting poison outside, but I don't want other animals eating it. I believe they are building a nest and bringing in food. I am desperate. Help. Help.-...
Orange: The Color of the Millennium
Tulip trend trackers say bulbs yielding either orange or purple flowers are de rigueur this autumn planting season. Interest in the two colors has been building over the past few years, but seemed to explode when Margaret Walch, director of the Color...
Pinochet Arrest Poses Thorny Dilemma for Britain
The arrest in London of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet has plunged the British government into a series of diplomatic crises.Potentially most embarrassing for Britain are reports that the US government has urged the Blair administration to...
Race of the Decade: Dead Heat State Legislatures Are Almost Evenly Divided between the GOP and Democrats. Coming Election May Swing Balance. Series: Election for A New Century - 1998
Ken Paust sprints up the driveway, rings the doorbell, and plants a wide Hoosier grin on his face."Hi! I'm Ken Paust and I'm a Republican running for the state legislature," he announces, handing over a brochure.As the Nov. 3 election approaches, this...
Security for Israel: What Is Enough? A 'Lone' Palestinian's Act Rattled Wye Talks. Should Peace Progress Hinge on Such Acts
"Who forgot a bag?"An urgent voice crackles over the loudspeaker at the Central Bus Station in Jerusalem. "If you've left your bag, please go to the police immediately."Israelis are used to having the occasional chefetz chashood - Hebrew for a suspicious...
Seeing Suicide as Preventable: A National Strategy Emerges Plan Announced by US Surgeon General Gives Hope to Prevention Workers, but Some Doubt Its Practicality
It is one of the overlooked - even taboo - social problems in America: suicide. Each year, some 30,000 people - young and old, male and female - take their own lives in the United States.Now, for the first time, the outline of a national strategy is...
Skivvies on Parade
I'll try to make this brief.What is it about boxer shorts? How did undies on display become teen haute couture? And can a soft-drink machine really be used to sell skivvies?Our barely teenage daughter and her friends now think nothing of absconding with...
Storm Warnings in Africa
While the world's attention lately has focused on the conflicts in Kosovo and the Middle East, few in the West have noticed alarming developments in central and southern Africa. An international free- for-all continues to rage in Congo (formerly known...
The Long Arm of International Law the Oct. 16 Arrest of Chile's Former Dictator for Extradition to Spain Means Human Rights Violators Have Fewer Havens.; Pinocet's Arrest
Gen. Augusto Pinochet arrived in London recently having no idea that the legal equivalent of a giant target had been affixed to his back.He knows it now. And so do the likes of Idi Amin, Saddam Hussein, and Radovan Karadzic.The arrest of Chile's former...
The News in Brief
The USJordan's King Hussein was joining Mideast peace talks outside Washington as efforts to reach a West Bank accord appeared to intensify. President Clinton reportedly pushed the two sides into a sixth day of bargaining, after canceling a scheduled...
When Adult Knowledge Comes Too Early
It was with great trepidation that I approached telling my sixth- grade son that his best friend's parents were separating. I was afraid his reaction would be one of pain and disbelief.Instead he astounded me by saying, "I'm not surprised."I asked him...
Why the Right Tool Is Whatever's at Hand
As I sliced potatoes, my husband frowned, and I knew why: I was using a cookie sheet as a cutting board. Not for the first time, he said, "Liz, you're just not tool-wise."He's right. I'm not skilled with tools. Unlike him, I'm neither awed by their design...