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 29, 1997

A Child's Treasure, Real and Imagined
When I was 7 or 8, "Treasure Island," and my own imagined variations on the theme, became my world. For the first time, I strayed from my eternal pictorial theme of cats, horses, and bears, and struggled to draw people as I populated reams of paper with...
Belfast Brims with Hopes for Peace All-Party Talks Open Today, the First in Three-Quarters of a Century, to Find a Solution in N. Ireland
Rising hope is beginning to supplant fear and doubt in the long-stalled Northern Ireland peace process.There also appears to be a new determination among key politicians to make progress, lest Britain and Ireland decide to let the province's future be...
But Don't Forget the Big Picture
To make money in financial markets, "being in the right place" is the single most important step you can take, says Hildegard Zagorski, an analyst at Prudential Securities. Without that, all the steps you take to lower your costs won't really help you...
Campaign Finance Reformers Attempt to Thread the Needle
Is this really it?Now that the Senate is finally debating a bill to reform the campaign-finance system - after weeks of embarrassing testimony exposing the excesses of the 1996 campaign - does this mean change is at hand?Probably not. But in the game...
Despite Rules to Cut Down Brawls, Flying Fists Continue
You are watching the 11 o'clock news, and the hockey story leads off with some video of two players acting more like boxers on skates. The referees seem to be watching as the players yank at each other's shirts and throw bare-knuckled roundhouses. And...
Environmentalists Decry Europe Dam Decision World Court Ruling Last Week Was Expected to Be a Benchmark for Global Water Disputes
The International Court of Justice at The Hague this week reprimanded both Hungary and Slovakia for breach of contract in building a massive, Soviet-inspired hydroelectric dam on the Danube River.Yet spin doctors for both Central European rivals were...
Fall Book Fairs Attract Readers and Authors Festivals Also Give Boost to Literacy, Libraries
Demand for books is never higher than during the fall season, beginning with the back-to-school blitz and ending with the winter holidays.To satisfy some of this demand and, in some cases, to parlay enthusiasm for books into enthusiasm for the industry's...
France's Bittersweet Love for US America in Paris
Americans planning a visit to Paris this fall might want to make a note of the third floor of Galeries Lafayette, the French version of Bloomingdale's.The venerable department store is staging "Expo New York," a promotion of American products that is...
German Village Refuses to Let Its Future Turn to Coal Dust
The sign on Bernd Siegert's office door sums up the feelings in this remote German hamlet only a mile from the Polish border: "The world is a madhouse, but the main office is here."Mr. Siegert, Horno's mayor, is leading a last-ditch fight to save the...
Getting Smart on SATs
Recently, the spotlight's been on the debate over national tests to assess reading and math skills. But those proposed national exams aren't the only testing controversy around. For years, educators have debated the merits of the SATs and other standard...
Hockey Guru Shows How to Watch the Game
John Davidson pops a tape of a hockey game - the Pittsburgh Penguins against the Philadelphia Flyers - into the VCR at his suburban home. As the frenetic action begins, Mr. Davidson explains what's going on.I couldn't have a better guide. Davidson, who...
Letters
For GOP Ticket in 2000: a Woman VPRegarding "GOP Looks to Future, Sees Governors" (Sept. 23): The Republican Party does indeed have a talent pool of state governors who are potential presidential candidates. But to win in 2000 and beyond, the GOP will...
Life without Limits Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
Recently I received a letter from a longtime friend. She wrote that her daily routine amounts to a trip to the supermarket or maybe to a restaurant for dinner. "I don't get around much anymore," she added.My friend needed help. I love her and wanted...
Meeting with NATO Shows Russia's Unease, Role of US Senator Helms Friday's First-Ever Get-Together Could Still Lead to Arms Reduction, Closer Ties
On the same day "The Peacemaker," a movie about terrorists who steal nuclear weapons from a Russian train - and ultimately try to blow up a peace conference at the United Nations - opened in movie theaters, foreign ministers from NATO and Russia met...
More Schools Take Up Gay-Bias Issues in Classrooms across US, Subject of Homosexuality Is Included in Antidiscrimination Lessons
Long before the US military adopted the idea, America's schools approached the subject of homosexuality with their own version of "don't ask, don't tell." But as growing numbers of teens identify themselves as homosexual, schools across the country are...
Order Is Out-Ranked by Memory at My Desk
"How can you work like that?" Charlotte asked when she stopped to borrow my typewriter. She was staring at my desk. I looked at the disheveled piles of paper, the books, newspaper clippings, note pads, pens, and the check book splayed across the computer...
Parents, Legislators Ask Why College Tuition Keeps Rising
Question: What do these items have in common? Hair dryers, restaurant-quality dorm food, faculty salaries, designer student services, and penny-pinching legislatures.Answer: They're all reasons colleges and universities cite for again hiking tuition...
Parochial Schools: Out of Cities, into the Suburbs Many Urban Schools Are Closing in the Face of Rising Costs and a Poorer City Population
Earlier this month, Roman Catholic schools in Pennsylvania and New Jersey faced an unfamiliar challenge: striking teachers. Lay teachers hoisted picket signs for the first time, pushing for wages matching those of their public-school counterparts.In...
Pave a Path to Profits by Watching Costs
Shawn Splane, a radio talk show producer at station KIRO in Seattle, is ready for whatever surprises the stock market may throw his way, including lower returns and a possible market downturn in the months ahead.Last year, Mr. Splane and his wife weeded...
Politics and Money: Search for Dirt Isn't the Point
Now is the time to declare a moratorium on the way we are currently thinking and talking about campaign finance reform. Enough is enough. In the rush toward uncovering wrong-doing and jockeying for attention for competing solutions, we have skipped over...
Same Charges, Different Case Oklahoma Bombing Trial, Part 2: A Key Question: How Involved Was Terry Nichols in Plot? Jury Selection Begins Today
OKLAHOMA BOMBING TRIAL, PART 2On April 19, 1995, while a deadly explosion ripped through the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Terry Lynn Nichols was at home in Herington, Kan., with his wife and infant daughter.No one disputes this...
Singing the Praises of Early Musical Training Parents Can Choose among a Variety of Methods from Dalcroze Eurythmics to Suzuki - or Just the School Chorus
Plato once said that music "is a more potent instrument than any other for education." And scientific research shows that musical studies can promote greater high-order thinking and enhance a child's ability to reason.Parents and educators alike are...
Testing Service Kept Cheating a Secret
The Educational Testing Service, the nonprofit company that runs most educational testing in the United States uncovered widespread cheating in its programs but did not tell the public, The New York Times reported Sunday.The article said that a four-month...
The News in Brief
The USThe shuttle Atlantis docked with Russia's Mir space station for an exchange of US astronauts and a delivery of supplies. The shuttle skipper greeted Mir's commander and promptly passed him a sorely needed replacement for the station's troublesome...
US Military Outpaces Its NATO Peers Biggest Threat to Alliance May Be Gap between Armed Forces of Europe and US
It was to have been a showpiece of cooperation and self-reliance: a French-designed spy satellite that would give the European allies their own eye-in-the-sky, reducing their need to pay for American intelligence.But Germany's fiscal woes now appear...
Way Down Home in a Missile Silo: The Cold War Goes Condo
Down a dusty Kansas back road, Ed Peden's place has a laundry line in the yard and a barbecue grill in the driveway. But that's pretty much where normalcy ends and Oz begins."Come on in," Mr. Peden's voice echoes as a visitor steps through his front...
Will Everybody Please Quit Pretending to Be Shocked?
When oil pipeline promoter Roger Tamraz laughed off the $300,000 contribution that so scandalized the Senate by saying, "next time, I should give $600,000," he wasn't the only one with a case of the giggles. Nor is Al Gore the only droll wit with his...