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 September 1, 1999

Afghanistan's Uncivil War
As Afghanistan approaches its 20th winter of war, its nightmare grows ever more bizarre and dangerous. The fundamentalist Islam at the heart of the civil war threatens to spread throughout the region. Foreign powers, purporting to devise a political...
A Letter to Mr. Clinton
Dear President Clinton,As you head into the homestretch of your eight years in office, please stand up now and declare that your official decisions will not be influenced by your wife's plan to run for the US Senate in New York or Vice President Al Gore's...
A Push for Unity Widens Gaps Taiwanese Say Hong Kong's Loss of Freedom Gives Them Little Faith inChina's Reunification Bid
Since Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui proposed his "two states" formula for ties with the Chinese mainland in July, fissures within "cultural greater China," which includes ethnically linked Taiwan, China, and Hong Kong, have deepened.In the 1980s, Beijing's...
As More Carry Hidden Guns, Who's Safer? A Growing List of States Are Allowing Concealed Weapons
Three million Americans - a record number - are packing hidden heat under laws passed during the past 12 years.Thirty-one states allow citizens to carry concealed firearms if they have a permit, and as many as 15 more states could pass concealed-weapons...
Between God and Darwin Faith and Natural Selection Aren't Mutually Contradictory
The recent decision of the Kansas Board of Education to remove references to evolution from the state school curriculum has reignited the debate between the two extremes of the creationist and the death-of-God views of our existence. It's an unfortunate...
Bitter Dispute over an All-Natural Sweetener
Mina Brustman is a health-conscious cook with a sweet tooth. She loves the taste of sugar, but she could do without the calories.She's tried, of course, the usual sugar substitutes, but she remains leery about their chemical makeup. So what's Ms. Brustman...
Boot Camp in Hollywood
Here's a small news item that seems to be both odd and meaningful: The US Army gave the University of Southern California $45 million to create better combat-training simulators that use the latest Hollywood film technology.Translation: The Army is recruiting...
Boxcars in the Begonias Garden Railways Are a Growing Family Hobby around the World
A sturdy steam engine chugs past a picturesque waterfall, across a suspension bridge, and by rolling farmland populated with black and white cows before disappearing into a tunnel in the side of a hill.Roses blossom beside the church the train passes....
Cobbling Together a Credible Threat to Milosevic's Rule
The impressive show of "people power" organized on Aug. 19 in Belgrade put Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic on notice that his electorate's patience is wearing thin. Having endured three failed wars and endless economic misery, Serbs are expressing...
Discipline - Not Just for Kids
"Mom, Ty called me a stupid dumbhead!""Well, you should have seen what she did to me!"I sighed in mid-bite as my children barged in on my breakfast. They were at it again. How was I going to handle this?Over the years, I had tried every form of discipline...
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UH-OH; TROUBLE COMINGLooking for work as an executive appointments secretary? There may be just such an opening soon ... in Uganda. News reports say President Yoweri Museveni and some Cabinet ministers kept a date to appear at a fund-raiser last weekend...
Europe Answers Wal-Mart Threat This Week's Merger Deal of Two Top French Retailers Is the Latest in Astring
When Wal-Mart stalks the land, even the bravest competitors blanch. Europe is now getting a taste of what many small American businesses have been up against for years.With the discount giant on a European buying spree, two of France's biggest retailers...
Everything Old Is News, Here
Fiona (of Fiona-and-Jim) said if I hadn't ever seen it, she'd bring a copy down to show me. I hadn't, and she did. "It's only 79 pence a week, and you get a free packet of seeds! It's really good."So my first copy of Garden News was a gift, and the free...
Give Me a Home Where the Internet Roams More Young Yellowstone Workers Don't Want to Rough It Anymore
When Daniele Tiezzi left his home in Tuscany this summer, he came to the United States with aspirations of finding work in "the wild West.""I wanted to experience something that is authentically American," he says.Young Mr. Tiezzi decided to follow the...
How Big Disasters Change Views, Launch Activism
For decades, Turks have held sacred the idea of devlet baba, or father state, in which every citizen could rely on the state to provide all basic needs. But after government bungling and delays in handling Turkey's recent earthquake, a tectonic shift...
How to Care for a Flagstone Slate Floor and Remove Latex Paint Spots from Carpet
Q. I recently put a flagstone slate floor in my foyer and have no idea how to care for it. Should I wax it? Or should I apply some sort of sealer to protect the surface? Or leave it alone?- A.T.B., S. Berwick, Maine.A Slate is a porous stone material,...
Intelligence That Doesn't Deteriorate Originally Printed as an Editorial in the Christian Science Sentinel
There's an Alzheimer's clinic a few blocks from my house. As I pass it each day on the way to work, I remember how much God loves each one of the people inside.I remember how, over the years, I've had opportunities to pray with such people. I've sung...
Living the Lobster Life, and Loving It Meet Monhegan Island's Only Female 'Lobsterman'
With pink-painted toenails and a long blond braid, Zoe Zanidakis doesn't look like someone who spends half of every year hauling lobster traps. But shake her hand, and those calluses give her away. For most of her adult life, Ms. Zanidakis has worked...
One Couple - Two Houses for Varied Reasons, a Growing Number of Married Couples Today Are Notliving Together
Jake Passa smoked for all 55 years of his married life. His wife, Blanche, a nonsmoker, finally had enough after their children grew up and left home.Mrs. Passa moved out, but not far away, just next door to Jake in a little house on Fourth Avenue in...
Techies Unite to Revive 'Silicon Spirit'
Mark your calendar and brush off your best pocket pro-tector. The countdown has begun for National Techies Day, the first attempt, as a nation, to give the digital crowd a little respect.To be sure, not everyone is on board. Some might argue this isn't...
The Fashion Police Are on Patrol
Fashion has long been a study in contradictions and ironies. Consider the skirt. Not so many years ago, when pantsuits were still a newcomer in women's wardrobes, few people could have imagined a day when women would have to sue for the right to wear...
Today's Story Line
It happened in Kobe, Japan. In Nicaragua. And it's happening in Turkey: civic activism spawned by a slow government response after a disaster. Will it ripen into longer-term political changes in Turkey?French retailers avoided becoming a part of Wal-Mart's...
USA
Teachers in Detroit went on strike, and school officials canceled the first day of fall classes. Negotiators had agreed early Monday on a new, 10-day extension while talks continued, but teachers rejected the plan. The contract talks are the first since...
Where States' Tobacco Money Is Going Instead of Antismoking Efforts, the Windfall Is Being Used Foreverything from College Loans to Morgues
States that wrestled a $206 billion settlement from tobacco companies last year are now acting as if they've won something else: The lottery.Governors and statehouse legislators are cheerfully earmarking portions of their windfall for specific purposes,...
Working for a Lasting Peace in Central Africa Rebels Sign a Cease-Fire amid Reports of Renewed Fighting over Congodiamonds
Two rebel factions fighting to topple President Laurent Désiré Kabila from power in the Democratic Republic of Congo added their long-awaited signatures to a peace deal yesterday. It had already been endorsed by six other parties to the...
World
"They seem not to be able to handle this very well," a senior UN official in East Timor complained after Indonesian security forces failed to stop new acts of harassment by anti-independence militiamen. The day after the crucial referendum on autonomy,...