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 August 12, 1999

Agatha's Vanishing Act of 11 Days
Agatha christieand the elevenmissing DAYSBy Jared CadePeter Owen258 pp., $39.95Agatha Christie was one of the creators of the modern English murder mystery. Along with Dorothy Sayers, Margery Allingham, and Edgar Wallace, among others, she invigorated...
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A Monitor Guide to the Bestsellers
The Monitor's Guide to BestsellersHARDCOVER NONFICTION1. BODY FOR LIFE, by Bill Phillips, HarperCollins Publishers, $25 (Last week 4, Weeks on list 4) Phillips, founder and editor in chief of "Muscle Media" magazine, furthers the spread of his dietary...
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Bit by Bit, Indo-Pakistani Tensions Escalate India Downed a Pakistani Plane Tuesday, Just Weeks after Kashmir Had
The downing of a Pakistani reconnaissance plane by India continues more than a year of escalating hostility between the two neighboring South Asian states, including a brutal 11-week fight in the Himalayas of Kashmir this spring.The Pakistani naval surveillance...
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British Police Eye 'Www. Sportshooligan.com' Authorities Worry Increase in Web Savvy Allows the Planning of Larger
British police say they are facing a new threat to law and order: mob violence orchestrated over the Internet.Twice in the past two months demonstrators have used Web sites to organize and provoke serious confrontations with law-enforcement officers.On...
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Closed on Sunday? Shopkeepers Rebel Two Sundays in a Row, Germany's Shopkeepers Defied Strict Labor Laws
Eberhard Wolff stands, fuming, inside his mahogany-paneled luxury goods shop on Berlin's busy Potzdamer Platz."I have to get permission from the Bundestag {the German parliament} to open my shop when I want to," he says, lamenting tight state controls...
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Deep Impact of Budget Cuts, in Space Faced with Ever-Shifting Resources, Rocket Scientists Scramble To
At first glance, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory doesn't look like one of the most innovative places on the planet.Made in the 1960s-futurist style that gave rise to the image of Mr. Spock in a skin-tight body suit, the main buildings spurn right angles...
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Encryption's Evolving Role How the Future of the Internet Is Tied to Practicing the Golden Rule
It's a pleasant summer evening and you're out for a stroll in your neighborhood. While walking down a somewhat unfamiliar street, you notice that the front door on a large house is open. There is no sign of activity, no cars in the driveway, no light...
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SOLDIER OF FORTUNELots of people can say they've dropped dough in St. Tropez, but how many can say they've had it returned? Well, a report from Italy says a wallet belonging to Giuseppe Fuggi - misplaced in the stylish French resort while Fuggi was serving...
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Fiance Flees with the Coachman but Case of Cold Feet Turns Sinister When He's Found Dead
The Twisted Root by Anne Perry Ballantine320 pp., $25The sinister plot played out in Anne Perry's "The Twisted Root" is a storm of murder and deception.Perry chucks the mysteries off the press almost as fast as her investigators can solve them. Her latest,...
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Forget Wall Street. MBAs Are Heading to Cyberspace across the US, Business Students Learn to Hawk Their Wares on the Net
After working for years as an accountant in Washington, Julie Sandberg decided it was time to go back to school and start a new career.Technology and the Internet had piqued her interest, so she enrolled in the University of Denver's recently developed...
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He Who Quoteth the Raven
In the modern scientific community, where scientists specialize in one area and stay in it for the rest of their lives, Bernd Heinrich could almost be considered an endangered species.Dr. Heinrich is intellectually omnivorous. His interests range from...
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Imagined Memoirs of the Famous 'Lost' Manuscripts Are a Staple of This Burgeoning Whodunit Genre
Sherlock Holmes and the rune stone mystery By Larry Millett Viking 336 pp., $23.95 THE CRIMES OF CHARLOTTE BRONTE By James Tully Carroll & Graf 284 pp., $24Given the current popularity of autobiographical reminiscences, it's not surprising that the mystery...
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Iowa: Nation's New Political Gatekeeper Though Atypical of Nation, the Hawkeye State Is Replacing New Hampshire
The seats fill up fast at the community center in West Des Moines - mainly older folks, but just as many men as women.Eventually, it's standing room only, a scene that must be heartening to GOP candidate Elizabeth Dole as she enters the hall, a vision...
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Islands: Center or Periphery?
Insularity gets a bad rap.That, you might say, is the premise behind the Institute of Island Studies at the University of Prince Edward Island here."The challenge of insularity," says Jane Ledwell, conference coordinator for the institute, "is, how do...
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Japan Inc. Bows to Customers, Reluctantly
Katsuhike Miyazaki dresses like a man with star billing. The handkerchief in his blazer pocket is creamy white, his tie is knotted just so, the crease in his trousers, scalpel-sharp. It's the least you'd expect of a man with two stars to his name.The...
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Jerusalem's Tussle over ID Cards Some 3,000 Palestinians Have Had Theirs Revoked, but Israeli Government Wants to Mend Ways
Azmi Abu Hallaf was born and raised inside the sheltering walls of Jerusalem's Old City. But six months ago, after living in several different Jerusalem neighborhoods, he learned that the Israeli government had decided he was no longer a legal resident...
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Kosovo Lessons
The hardest stage in Kosovo - building a stable, long-term peace - is just beginning. As NATO leaders face this challenge, they also need to plan better ways to deal with future large-scale human-rights crises.The challenges of peace-building in Kosovo...
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Letters
TV's color line: more than a 'business' decision I was surprised to read the opinion article "NAACP's war on television," (July 29) which seems so one-sided and even inaccurate. There were three points that needed to be commented on.The author says more...
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Murder by Illusion, I Think
Shell gameby carol o'connellg.p. Putnam's Sons374 pp., $24.95THE TROUBLE WITH HARRIETBy Dorothy CannellViking 274 pp., $21.95Everyone knows the lady never really gets sawed in half. Or as New York cop Kathleen Mallory puts it, "Magic's a cheat."Which...
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New Surfboards Making Waves Tougher, Lighter Epoxy Technology Is Friendlier to the Environment Too
Tan and grinning, surfer Randy French holds chunks of foam in each hand. In his left is a dense, crumbly foam that is tougher but not unlike the kind used by florists. In his right, he has a puffy, Styrofoam-like material that resembles the stuff used...
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Readers and the Monitor Difference
Readers, we called and you have answered. On July 21, we invited you to answer the question, "How is the Monitor different?"We've received nearly 400 responses from China, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, England, and all over the United...
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Revolving-Door Government in Russia Tests US Statecraft Though Relations Continue, Progress Lags on Long-Term Issues Like
Every time Russia's increasingly erratic president, Boris Yeltsin, abruptly fires his government, a surprised United States plays down the impact on relations between the world's largest nuclear powers.The latest Kremlin upheaval, the fourth since March...
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Rising Clash over Drugs in Sports Canada's Loss of the Gold Highlights the Gap between Strict Amateurs
Baseball slugger Mark McGwire and hockey goalie Steve Vezina share more than the distinction of being world-class athletes.As professionals, they both openly use performance enhancing drugs. But when Mr. Vezina switched his ice skates for a pair of inlines...
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Shootings: Storms amid the Calm Another Mass Shooting, This Time in L.A., Challenges Americans' Senseof Security - Even as Crime Declines
Once again the peace of a normal place has been shattered by a gunman - inexplicably or, perhaps tragically, explicably.First it was a Colorado school named for a woodland flower, the columbine. Then it was Atlanta offices where the eager pursue riches...
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Signs of Hope on Planet Prayer Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
I recently visited the Hall of Biodiversity at the Museum of Natural History in New York City. The exhibit sends a resounding message: we are decimating our planet, and unless drastic measures are taken, the future of human life is in jeopardy.What's...
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Surf's Up. School's out. (out on the Beach.) Novices Head to Kahuna Bob's Surf School to Learn How to Get Up on A'face Wave.'
It's another perfect day at Beacons Beach. Surf's up, and Kahuna Bob is doing what he does best: putting smiles on the faces of student surfers."I've got the greatest job in the world. It's almost impossible to have a dissatisfied customer," says Bob...
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There Is a Caring Heart on Gotham's Mean Streets
Redemption by Howard Fast Harcourt Brace 275 pp., $24It's 3:30 in the morning as Ike Goldman, a retired Columbia University law professor, begins his long drive home from a dinner engagement with two close friends. The roads are empty.As he approaches...
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This Woman PI Is Tough as Beef Jerky Where Keeping It in the Family Is More Than a Matter of Honor
Family honor by Robert B. Parker Putnam320 pp., $22.95Sunny Randall is an ex-cop with an ex-husband and Robert Parker's latest Boston-based PI creation extraordinaire. She stars as Parker's first female protagonist (an author best known for his Spenser...
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Today's Story Line:
The just-concluded Pan American Games were overwhelmingly about great athletic achievement. Only eight out of 2,500 competitors tested positive for using performance-enhancing drugs. But it wasn't the number of violators that was troubling. Rather, it...
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Two Paths Diverged in a Wood ... and We Got Lost
From the beginning, when I had contacted Bernd Heinrich and made arrangements to visit him in Maine, I had a feeling that getting to him would be a challenge.This became ever clearer as we walked on a trail one night in the pitch dark, cutting through...
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USA
A man who sprayed a Jewish community center in Los Angeles with multiple rounds of gunfire - injuring three young boys, one critically, and two women - was the target of a widespread search. The Seattle Times said Buford O'Neal Furrow, named by police...
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VJ-Day, Seen through Japanese Eyes
It was a beautiful morning. And when I woke up, I felt rested for the first time in a long time.Mother and I had slept through the night in a house a few hours away from our city. At home, we had to dash out of the house every night when the air-raid...
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What's New
science crunch time for laLos angeles - Forces in the earth's crust are moving downtown Los Angeles toward the San Gabriel Mountains, possibly making the region more susceptible to earthquakes, researchers say. Using satellite surveying techniques, researchers...
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World
India and Pakistan both displayed wreckage of a Pakistani naval reconnaissance aircraft shot down by Indian fighter jets over marshlands off the Arabian Sea. Both claim the shifting tidal channel, known as Sir Creek, which an international tribunal left...
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