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 February 2, 1999

After-School Activity? Try College. Colleges Are Eagerly Opening Their Doors to High-Schoolers in Search of Bigger Challenges
Each day, Jeremy Hoge bounds out of bed at 5:30 a.m. for an early band practice at Richfield High School near Minneapolis. Later, after advanced algebra, he dashes home for lunch. Then he grabs a different pile of textbooks and heads off to college.The...
A Word, a Hair-Trigger Racial Sensitivity, a Job Lost City Hall Flap in Washington over the Word 'Niggardly' Pushes Politicalcorrectness to the Edge of the Ridiculous
Sometimes Americans get hung up on words.Imagine a Puerto Rican employee talking with her boss about a cleaning service that was recently hired. The boss tells her the company promises "spic and span" results. In today's climate of racial sensitivity,...
Broncos' Elway Riding High after Super Bowl Veteran Led Broncos to Second Straight Win, Adding to Hisrsum as One of the NFL's Greatest Quarterbacks
It's not the considerable magnitude of Denver's smashing 34-19 Super Bowl win over Atlanta - remember, it was 31-6 with 11:20 left in the game - that is being evaluated around office water coolers today. Rather, it's the considerable magnitude of John...
Case Studies of Putting Public Funds in Stocks States from Texas to Connecticut Show How Clinton's Plan to Fix SocialSecurity Could Work
For all the controversy surrounding President Clinton's plan to invest Social Security money in the stock market, you'd think the notion was radically new and dangerous to the republic.New it isn't. States have been investing public pension and school...
Early Pioneer of Gifted-Student Programs
One of the first educators to recognize the need to identify gifted youths and then get them into college-level instruction was Julian Stanley, professor emeritus of psychology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.Since 1967, he has worked with more...
Education Secretary Looks for Balance
Us secretary of education Richard Riley has been deeply involved in education reform for most of his public life. As governor of South Carolina in 1984, he persuaded the business community to support a hike in the sales tax to finance sweeping reforms...
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FASHION STATEMENT She has been a teen queen, an astronaut, and a UN ambassador. She has worn swimsuits, peasant dresses, and ballroom gowns. And now, for her 40th year, she's to be given a whole new makeover. "She" could only be Barbie, right? Right....
'Grand Master' Teachers
The teachers.Ask students at the Boston Arts Academy what stands out to them about their new school after its first semester, and that's the answer that frequently spills out.The teachers. Common sense says that good teaching improves student performance....
Hands across Border for Common Causes Indians Join against California Toxic-Waste Site as Governmentalleaders Meet Today
On the street outside the US Consulate in this border city, a ring of brightly dressed Mexican Indians and environmental activists forms around a group of American Indians who sing and dance with gestures signifying a blessing of the land.From the Mexicans...
Hands-On Politicians Are Up to Their Elbows in Education
If you read through this year's state of the state addresses, you'll find a breathtaking array of concerns, from too many chickens in Delaware to too few highway lanes in Colorado. But on one issue, many of these speeches might have been penned by the...
Hints of a Mideast Power Shift Last Week, Jordan's Crown Prince Abdullah Joined Other Young, Futureleaders Who Will Impact Region
The abrupt switch in lineup for Jordan's throne heralds a change of guard that has begun across the Middle East, from an older generation of leadership to a new one.When King Hussein decided last week to replace his brother with one of his own sons as...
His Actions and Words Jibe: One Student Promotes PEACE
In 1998, the vassar College PEACE chapter brought 180 second- and third-graders together from three very different schools in the Poughkeepsie, N.Y., area: a mostly black and Latino school; a predominately white, suburban school; and a private Jewish...
Hot on the Trail of an Indian Desert Patrol
The vast and undulating Thar Desert sprawls over some 74,000 square miles in northwestern India and eastern Pakistan, its seemingly infinite stretch of sand dunes occasionally broken up by a few remote villages here, a cluster of scrub bushes there....
Is Careening Down the Slope a Crime? Colorado Judge, in Dismissing Suit against a Speeding Skier, Raisesquestions of Liability
"Ski at your own risk" is the essence of a warning posted at all ski resorts and printed on every lift ticket sold in Colorado.Now, a court ruling in the heart of ski country is punctuating that message with an exclamation point. The finding - that a...
Japan Confronts Potholes on Easy Street
This little city not far from Tokyo used to be famous for its hot springs and views of the ocean. Now Atami is an ideal place to see Japan's recession expressed in something other than statistics.Empty, bankrupt resort hotels line Atami's short corniche....
Letters
School sex harassment: Clear rules needed Regarding "When kids harass kids at school" (Jan. 13): Your article states that legal experts suggest teachers can forestall student sexual harassment complaints by taking such steps as changing the harassing...
Music Technology Lets You Create a Symphony - for a Song at the Annual Music Expo, Traditional Woodwinds and Brass Were Joinedby the Hot New Instrument for the Next Century: Computers
Stop the music.I have just seen the future of symphony, pop, and jazz.Picture it: The strains of violins rise from your living room, as a computer performs your original concerto - complete with oboe and timpani. It's much simpler than trying to cram...
Next Stop: Kalahari Desert A New Road Makes It Easier to Travel through Botswana
There are few enough wildernesses left, even in Africa, but the Kalahari Desert is undoubtedly one of them.About the size of France, the Kalahari begins at the Botswana frontier, a four-hour drive from South Africa's industrialized heartlands of Johannesburg...
Parents: Standing Back, Stepping in with a Bright Student
Some proud parents with gifted children might decide in a flash to send their young Einstein to college a year or two early. Why not? After all, he or she is smart enough.That's not good enough for Patricia Hoge. When Mrs. Hoge's 16- year-old son Jeremy...
Piecing Together a Doll-Filled Past
She's a doll detective. Miriam Formanek-Brunell studies dolls and bits of information about dolls to learn how children played with them years ago."The written record is kind of meager," says Ms. Formanek- Brunell, an American history professor at the...
Prayer, the Dragon Slayer Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
According to Polish legend, once upon a time there was a dragon with such fierce eyes that everyone it looked at died. Occasionally, brave young warriors would take up swords and attempt to kill the dragon, but those deadly eyes reached farther than...
Roughing It
Is it so ludicrous an idea, that notion that the willingness to rough it is a form of virtue?What makes me wonder are some conversations I've had lately about the temperature we keep in our home in the winter, out in the mountains of Virginia. We've...
School Busing: An Era in Decline after 30 Years of Court Orders, Some Cities Seek to Trade Goal Ofintegration for One of Better Schools
America's schools are resegregating.Three decades after federal courts began ordering cities to mix their classrooms racially, the pendulum has begun to swing the other direction. A growing number of cities are dismantling their busing programs. Today,...
Society of Creative Anachronism Keeps Royalty Alive and Well
As Mel Brooks once observed, "It's good to be the king." But in the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA, www.sca.org), an organization devoted to re-creating European culture between the years 600 and 1600, the crown also carries a lot of responsibilities....
Spelling - and Art. History - and Art
Spelling, says Megan Shada, is her favorite subject. It didn't used to be, the earnest fifth-grader explains, but that's changed. Why? "Because of sculpture," she answers quickly, looking a bit surprised that the question need even be asked.Spelling...
The Fun They Had, Back in 1899 the Last Time the United States Prepared to Turn the Page on a Newcentury Was 100 Years Ago. What Was It like to Be a Kid Then?
We can reach for history books, encyclopedias, and even almanacs to find the big events of a century ago. But to understand the day- to-day lives of children, they're not much help.Instead, historians examine collections of toys, dolls, and photographs...
The Gun Lawsuits
Large-scale litigation against gun manufacturers is gaining momentum. It's propelled to some extent by lawyers who sniff another big potential payout - like last year's tobacco settlement, in which companies agreed to pay states more than $200 billion...
Today's Story Line:
The Mideast peace process could feel ripples from change in an Arab capital. Jordan's King Hussein - key American ally, maker of peace with Israel, head of a country whose population is more than half Palestinian - last week designated as his eventual...
USA
President Clinton proposed raising taxes and other revenues by a net $46 billion through fiscal year 2004, expanding government programs by cracking down on corporate tax shelters and cashing in on a settlement between tobacco companies and US states....
Who Gets Swept in Immigration Sweep?
On a summer day as hot as a soldering iron, Catalina Reyes was driving through her hometown of Chandler, Ariz., when she was stopped by police.The authorities asked Ms. Reyes for her immigration papers. As a native-born Arizonan, she didn't have any....
World
The final decision on whether the Yugoslav government will participate in peace negotiations on Kosovo later this week will be made by Serb legislators in a parliament dominated by ultranationalists, the government said. Meanwhile, one leader of ethnic...