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 22, 1998

A Class-Size Struggle: High School Students Go on Strike in France They Took to the Streets This Month to Demand More Teachers, Better Facilities. Officials Try to Find More Money for Education
Ever since the term began last month, the mood at Emiland Gauthey high school has been sour. Week by week, students say, discontent with a harsh new disciplinary code has been brewing. In this provincial town 200 miles southeast of Paris, this was...
A Most Non-Russian Republic Tends to Its Buddhist Roots Kalmykia Rebuilds Its Post-Soviet Cultural Identity with Help from Buddhists in India, Tibet, and the US
Only the Soviet-style heavy glass chandeliers give away that this isn't Asia. The red Buddhist temple rises from the steppes with hints of Mongolia. Monks pad barefoot in maroon robes, chanting and fanning themselves with peacock feathers. Portraits...
An Agile French Leader Losing His Balance
The current high school students' protest could presage a difficult autumn for French Prime Minister Lionel Jospin, as the French come down from a summer-long euphoria induced by their victory in the soccer World Cup last July. The students' discontent...
A New Ocean Ethic
We have a particularly wet section for you this week with oceans, ice sheets, and even a little lake water thrown in. This is the Year of the Ocean. And on this blue planet of ours - three-quarters covered by water - conquering the ocean depths...
At Last, Upstate New York Begins to Turn Itself around 1990s Recession Left Many Jobless, but Now Companies Are Coming to Tap Idle Work Force
A century ago, the Erie Canal rolled through Syracuse, N.Y., bringing trade and enough prosperity to line its banks with the elegant, ornate granite buildings that still grace downtown. When Teresa Talaca strolls by them today, on the way to one of...
Behind All Those Transcendental Men
THE REMARKABLE MRS. RIPLEY By Joan W. Goodwin Northeastern University Press 400 pp., $35 How does it happen that people sometimes clump together in yeasty lumps? Did it happen in St. Louis in the first half of the 19th century? In Philadelphia?...
Clinton Supporters Float 'Immunity' Deal Goal Is to Quicken Impeachment Process
Clinton supporters are floating an idea that would fast-track the impeachment process, bringing to a quick resolution the charges hanging over the head of the president. Under such an agreement, President Clinton would admit his testimony has been...
Congress Spends Its Allowance New US Budget Shows That Era of Fiscal Restraint in Washington Is Over
It has been called a Frankenstein by its own creators - a $500 billion spending plan that is lumbering in size and made up of many mysterious parts. But behind all the politics and pork in the new 4,000-page document lies what may be a truism about...
Fishy Tales of Mom's Old Beau
When I was growing up, I loved to hear my mom's wild stories about the guy she dated as a teenager. I never yawned at her yarns, no matter how many times I requested them. "Yes," she'd say with a furtive glance at my dad. "This fellow was a real smooth-talker....
Fostering Religious Rights under the Sink
Religious persecution has sullied the history of every nation, including the United States. But, led by such thinkers as George Mason and Thomas Jefferson, Americans learned that religious freedom was the only way to guarantee individual rights and...
From Beatlemania to Vietnam
THE SIXTIES: CULTURAL REVOLUTION IN BRITAIN, FRANCE, ITALY, AND THE UNITED STATES By Arthur Marwick Oxford University Press 871 pp., $39.95. There are critics - not all of them dyed-in-the-wool conservatives - who look upon the 1960s as the...
Good Tuition News
Alas, we're not talking about what most parents hope for: a lower tuition cost at the college your daughter or son is going to attend years from now. Inflation realities don't make that possible. The good news is, in fact, that more parents are saving...
High-Tech Revolution Hits Home
Two weeks ago, the cable guy hooked Miles Scull up to the future. From one cable that pierces the back wall of his town house, he can watch 200 channels of digital-quality TV; check stocks through his 24-hour, high-speed Internet access; and talk over...
Home Product 'Drug' Problem under Kitchen Sink
When parents think of illegal drugs, they typically fear drug pushers selling cocaine, heroin, and other psychoactive substances. But some dangerous chemicals that have been killing more and more youngsters every year are legal, inexpensive, and widely...
Lake Erie, Back in the Environmental News
Lake Erie's ecology is shifting. And those intimately associated with the lake agree that two factors, phosphorous and zebra mussels, have dramatically influenced its ecosystem. But there ends any consensus. Because of Lake Erie's size and diverse...
Latin Free Market Endures Test
New Brazilian mandate to reformer Cardoso is good for world Just because the incumbent Fernando Henrique Cardoso won his second term as president so easily, the significance of the recent Brazilian elections on Oct. 4 should not be overlooked. His...
Letters
Economic Recovery for Indonesia I read with interest opinion columnist David Newsom's assertion in "Indonesian Crisis: Shared Blame" (Oct. 14) that the success of the IMF-led economic bailout in Indonesia depends on "how soon private outside capital...
Monitor Quiz
Which Word? 1. Why don't we sing, 'Twinkle, Twinkle Little Planet'? 2. Which one is in your wrist watch - a gem or a jewel? 3. If you doze off, are you snoozing? 4. If you draw a likeness of a friend, is it a cartoon or a caricature? 5. Which...
Power Surge Coming for Republican Governors GOP Should Keep Most Governorships, and State Influence on Policy Is Growing. Series: Election for a New Century - 1998
As an extraordinarily unsettled election season heads into the final lap, one thing looks certain: continued Republican dominance of the governor's offices. But unlike four years ago, when the GOP dramatically increased its grip on state capitals,...
(Psst ... over Here!) Senator Moynihan Argues That the United States Is Obsessed with Secrecy - to Its Own Detriment
THE SECRECY: THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE By Daniel Patrick Moynihan Yale University Press 320 pp., $22.50 Once again, we can be grateful to Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan for encouraging us to step back and look at one of the deeper issues confronting...
Rebel Rebound Clouds a Deal Serb-Kosovar Skirmishes Threaten US-Brokered Peace. NATO Wants Serbs out by Oct. 27, and Rebels to Hold Fire
Armed rebels patrol the dirt roads in this cluster of villages in central Kosovo. Two elite soldiers, from a group called the Black Tigers, strut near a roadside store, their berets low over their eyes and their guns slung over their shoulders. Shaban...
Recording the Life Cycle of an Arctic Ice Sheet
For more than a year, people clad in insulated overalls, "bunny boots," and thick parkas have scuttled over an Arctic ice floe, measuring its growth, decay, and the impact the ocean and atmosphere have on its life cycle. Last Saturday, research teams...
Rising Surface Water Temperatures and Pollution Place Coral Reefs at Risk Worldwide
Slipping beneath the surface of the clear Caribbean, divers see a vast landscape of colorful coral boulders that spread across the sandy shallows 30 feet below. This offshore island is far from the sewage outfalls of Belize City and the crowded dive...
Series on American Religions Offers Concise Insights
MORMONS IN AMERICA. By Claudia Bushman and Richard Bushman Oxford U. Press 144 pp., $21 CHURCH AND STATE IN AMERICA By Edwin S. Gaustad 160 pp., $21 JEWS IN AMERICA By Hasia R. Diner 144 pp., $21 Why does America work? The world...
The Monitor's Guide to Bestsellers Hardcover Nonfiction
1. THE 9 STEPS TO FINANCIAL FREEDOM, by Suze Orman, Crown, $23 This book earns high marks and stands apart from others in the genre, because it pays attention to the way people regard money, not just how they use it. Its goal is to remove both the fear...
The News in Brief
The US The framework of a Middle East peace accord seemed to finally be taking shape on the seventh day of negotiations outside Washington. The CIA would supervise the jailing and disarming of suspected Palestinian terrorists in a land-for-security...
The Surprising Rise and Survival of China's Current Leader
TIGER ON THE BRINK: JIANG ZEMIN AND CHINA'S NEW ELITE By Bruce Gilley U. of California Press 410 pp., $29.95 On June 24, 1989, with China still smoldering from the military crackdown on pro- democracy protests in Tiananmen Square, the image...
Time Is a Gymnast, but Mom's a Gold-Medalist
Spring forward. Fall back. It doesn't really matter. I've been monkeying around with the hands of time for so long that what's an hour here or there? Every parent lives in this nonspecific time zone if he or she wants to survive and keep the household...
Two Objective Looks at Objectivity
JUST THE FACTS: HOW OBJECTIVITY CAME TO DEFINE AMERICAN JOURNALISM By David T. Z. Mindich New York University Press 208 pp., $24.95 WHAT THE PEOPLE KNOW: FREEDOM AND THE PRESS By Richard Reeves Harvard University Press 128 pp., $19.95...
When a Friend Is a Friend Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
My son's job involved servicing a chain of stores in the state of Texas, where there's quite a distance between the towns. That meant a lot of driving and sitting for long hours. After several years of this, he began to have back trouble. He sought...
Winners and Losers in Microsoft Lawsuit
Imagine, if you will, that we are now four or five years in the future, the day the Supreme Court of the United States issues its decision in the Microsoft v. Justice Department antitrust lawsuit. After battling through the lower courts for years, the...