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 April 21, 1999

A Former President Who Listened to the Young
During her 16 years as president of Iceland, Vigdis Finnbogadottir did something many political leaders fail to do - she paid attention to young people. She heard them talk about their problems, their expectations, their dreams. She also helped them...
Bold New Era of Building to the Sky
In the end, it's all about bragging rights.Until the project hit a financing snag in recent days, Melbourne had a prospect for taking the title "world's tallest building" into the Southern Hemisphere for the first time.Connoisseurs see a new golden age...
Civility Steered Them
We were breezing comfortably down I-95 at 55 miles an hour with the air conditioning on. We (meaning my husband, Robert, and I with our three grandchildren) were off to an exciting gathering with their aunt and adored cousin, Micah.The drive south from...
Crucial Case for Mentally Disabled Supreme Court Could Radically Reshape How States Care for the Disabled,
The United States may be at the brink of an important turning point in the way the nation cares for those with mental disabilities. This week, the US Supreme Court takes up a case that could force state governments to stop using state mental hospitals...
Discovering the Science Trapped within the Seed
It is mid-April, and the last frost date for my area is about six weeks away. It's the perfect time to start marigolds, cosmos, and zinnias indoors, and lettuce, spinach, and radishes outdoors.I also have several packets of perennial seeds, since I have...
Earth Day - an Enduring Planetary Tradition
In the 1960s, you could count on one hand the number of US senators who called themselves "environmentalists." The environment was not on the national political agenda, so no one was paying much attention to it. I thought it was important to change that.My...
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AW, YOU KNOW WHO I MEAN The audience listened raptly as former pop music star Ramon Ortega wound up an emotional speech at a political rally in Buenos Aires. In order to ensure victory by his Peronist Party in Argentina's Oct. 24 election, Ortega dramatically...
Fear and Loathing among Newspaper Editors
President Clinton came before the nation's newspaper editors in San Francisco last week to explain his Kosovo policy, and took a couple of hits about his "moral authority" to send American pilots into battle.But the real story at the annual convention...
Gaffer for Hire: Hard Times Hit Hollywood as Moviemaking Costs Soar, Film Studios Are Cutting Back on Budgets,
It's Tinsel Town's latest dilemma: hire a big star - or make an entire movie.Increasingly, film executives are opting for the latter. Socked with soaring price tags on everything from box-office hits to duds, studios are scrambling to squeeze production...
Hold the Line in the Gulf
The world's attention is fixed on the Kosovo conflict, but that other battle between Western allies and a dictatorial national leader still rumbles in the Persian Gulf.The latest standoff began last December, when Saddam Hussein challenged the no-fly...
It's Tall, Sure, but Is It a 'Building'?
The careful formulation Torontonians use to describe the 1,815- foot CN Tower - "the tallest freestanding structure in the world" - diplomatically skirts the question of whether it really is a "building."Traditionalists say it's not. A building must...
Leading vs. Dominating
Advocates of US intervention in the Balkans label their critics with the dreaded "I" word - isolationist. It's the latest in a trend started four years ago, when President Clinton's then National Security Adviser Anthony Lake branded those who objected...
Mayor on the Move to Third Millennium but Colombia's the Third World, Not Disneyland, Say Critics of Enrique
Two blocks west of the presidential palace, a grizzled man named Alvaro is touting crack on a street corner. "You can buy anything here - crack, marijuana, cocaine, anything," he says. About 12,000 people live in the Cartucho, a lawless district at the...
NATO's Momentous 50th
It appears NATO won't get its 50th-anniversary wish: a satisfying end to the Kosovo conflict before the festivities begin in Washington Friday. But the dual spotlights trained on the alliance - because of that conflict, as well as the long-planned commemoration...
Old Allies Seek New Purpose Anniversary Comes amid New Questions about Kosovo and NATO's Future
On April 4, 1949, foreign ministers from 12 nations signed the North Atlantic Treaty in the blue-and-gold splendor of the US Departmental Auditorium on Constitution Avenue in Washington. The goatskin-clad text promised mutual defense against armed attack....
One Man's Weed Is Another Man's Lunch
Once upon a time there was Nurse Elizabeth's thistle. Marvelous to behold (if difficult to say). But that was on a summer's afternoon.Now it is nothing but fibrous brown stalks, wan and palely loitering.I say "Nurse Elizabeth's thistle." But even when...
Out of War, into World of Uncertainty as Refugees Exceed Capacity of Camps, Conditions Worsen for Many. New
They shared the agony of watching their homes burned by masked Serbs, they say, and the terror of forced marches out of Kosovo. But as they confront futures as blustery as the icy gales from the nearby Cursed Mountains, the Osmanis and Rexhepis now live...
Raising the Heat on a Cold-Comfort Condo; 'Vaporizing' Those Pests In
Q. Our oceanfront vacation condo has an uninsulated concrete floor over an unheated garage. It gets very cold and the heat pump can't seem to cope. - R.A., Havre de Grace, Md.A. Compare the cost of insulating the floor with the cost of managing heat...
Russia Shifting to Mediator Role Still Opposed to NATO's Bombs, Moscow Tempers Its Rhetoric. One Reason:
After weeks of strident rhetoric, including warnings of World War III, the Russian government is now displaying greater calm toward NATO and more distance from Serb leader Slobodan Milosevic.Moscow is still vehemently opposed to the strikes against Yugoslavia,...
'So, Get Paid Now!' Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
Say not ye, There are yetfour months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you,Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. John 4:35 WHEN I DID MY flower deliveries in Johannesburg, I took my preschool son...
Treasure Hunt Don't Toss It, Hawk It. How to Find and Sell Yard Stuff
Walt Collins is tickled about the return of spring, but not for reasons you might think. Sure, he enjoys the usual harbingers - robins, daffodils, fresh asparagus. But to this affable man from Stewartstown, Pa., nothing says spring like rummaging through...
USA
The nation's trade deficit soared to a record $19.44 billion in February as exports fell and imports of cars, consumer items, and other manufactured goods hit new highs, the Commerce Department reported. The rise in the deficit was significantly greater...
US Senate as Model for Britain's House of Lords? Politicians Vie to Change from the Age of Pomp, Circumstance, and Knee
Searching for a model to replace the ancient and antiquated House of Lords, British legislators think they may have found one - the United States Senate.Conservative Party opposition leader William Hague is being urged by senior advisers to focus his...
Washington's Artistic Legacy
If George Washington were alive today, hardware stores might advertise, "George Washington shopped here." Or maybe HGTV would invite him to host a gardening or decorating show.Yes, Martha, your husband was more of a home-improvement buff than many of...
What to Do with 'Orphan Waste' Coloradans Must Decide Where to Put the Remnants of a Closed
It's called orphan waste - a sympathetic term for nuclear refuse that has no home.Over the years, it has accumulated at the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant near Denver - and by the time it is all collected, officials say there will be enough to cover...
World
There is no "lifeline" for ethnic Albanian refugees still inside Kosovo, and only by continuing to bomb Yugoslav targets can NATO help their cause, British Prime Minister Tony Blair acknowledged. Visiting NATO headquarters in Brussels, he said the alliance...
Yard Sales (with the Threat of Larceny)
As someone whose primary education took place in Filene's Basement - Boston's legendary discount store - I learned early to spot a bargain.The perusal of yard sales, therefore, was a sort of grad school, a rite of passage that came with a driver's license...