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 October 4, 1999

2000s Roll In: Which Ones to Watch
Every year as shiny new car models roll off assembly lines, hundreds of writers, critics, analysts, and hangers-on roll into this tiny hamlet, home to Pocono International Raceway, to give them a spin. For one Friday every fall, this track is home to...
A Defining Term for High Court ; Beginning Today, the Session Could Indicate the Depth of Justices'conservative Moorings
The US Supreme Court under Chief Justice William Rehnquist isn't known for its displays of judicial fireworks. But large and difficult questions loom over the court's docket this fall that will offer Mr. Rehnquist and his conservative colleagues opportunities...
Aggressive Approach Pays off for Fast-Shifting Stock Picker ; Look for Our Mutual-Fund Quarterly Oct. 12
Andrew Cupps fell in love with the stock market as a kid. Now he manages $140 million in the Strong Enterprise Fund. The love affair began when he was 13 and living in Kalamazoo, Mich. Back then, "Drew" mowed 12 to 20 lawns a week and plowed his earnings...
A Little Levity Lightens the Workload
Breaking into song at a budget presentation. Taping candy bars to the middle of long memos. Providing treats for your customer's dogs during a sales pitch. Sound silly? Maybe, but these are just a few examples of how corporate America is attempting...
A New Path to Peace in Africa
In this post-cold-war era, where leaders around the world are searching for new paradigms, a consensus is emerging in the way the international community should address African conflicts. Throughout the cold war, the United States and the Soviet Union...
A Season of Flights and Fledglings
It is that time of year in Minnesota. Wherever you are in our state - on your back porch, stepping out of your car at the mall, or stuck in traffic - you will suddenly hear a far-off honking. Instinctively you will look up, searching the sky for geese...
Controlling Illegal Immigration - but at a Price ; New Data Show US Cuts Illegal Flow at Crucial San Diego Region, but 444die as Crossing Gets Tougher
Five years after the US unveiled a new plan to stem out-of- control illegal immigration along the US-Mexico border, the number of immigrants caught at the most troublesome entry point, San Diego, has reached the lowest total in over 25 years. At the...
Don't Fight the Darkness ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
I read about how one time Bono from the rock band U2 felt irate over the attitudes of political leaders. He told a stranger how he felt. "Don't fight the darkness - turn on the light," said the stranger, an older man. And this had an impact on the way...
Eating the Broccoli of Life ... in Moderation
For some of us, it was math; for others, French. Still others found chemistry an impossible task. But what made these subjects so difficult? Sometimes it was real learning problems or difficulties mastering certain skills. And there was every form of...
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OH, O-K. YOU WIN It's tough, the adage goes, to know another person's challenges until you've walked a mile in his shoes. Michael Albano now knows that's true. The Springfield, Mass., mayor canceled bus service for 70-odd students after the city built...
Fallout from US Antimissile Success ; Saturday's Display of US Defense Prowess May Harm Relations withRussia, China. Series: The Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle, Tested for the First Time Saturday, Would Be the Centerpiece of a US National Missile Defense. Experts Say China and Russia Regard an NMD as a Threat and May Stockpile Nuclear Weapons. BY RAYTHEON
When a missile hurtling through outer space was intercepted and destroyed over the Pacific on Saturday night, the successful test may have moved the United States a step closer to building a system to defend all 50 states against limited missile attacks....
Filtering Tobacco from a Retirement Account
Q. The 401(k) options that we have at work all include companies that deal in tobacco. What can we do that doesn't promote those companies but is tax-sheltered? - L.Y., Murphys, Calif. A. "It's important that people like yourself, who care about public...
Judge Shortage: A Multi-Layered Problem ; Experts Want to Increase the Size of the Bench, Not Just Cut Backlog Ofnominees
If only, goes the conventional wisdom, if only the Senate would move faster to approve appointments to the federal bench, then there'd be enough judges to save a judicial system awash in a rising tide of cases. But the workload crisis facing the nation's...
Letters
National sovereignty a privilege, not a right I read with interest your Sept. 29 report"Few sacred borders to new UN." I believe it would be very instructive for the Monitor (and other thoughtful observers) to find ways to emphasize repeatedly that,...
Pokmon: New Scourge of the Schoolyard
At the far end of the playground - below the shouts of kickball, beyond the sight of teachers and principal - a clandestine deal is going down. "I'll give you a Blastoise for your Zapdos if you give me a Magneton for my Dewgong," says one fourth-grade...
Police Put Public More in the Know ; A Recent Arrest in Toronto Shows How Communities Can Join Incrime- Solving
It would be unfair to say that residents of this city's Scarborough section used to roll up their sidewalks at night. But they did often turn their porch lights off before they went to bed, or even earlier. That's changed, however, and police hope it...
Pressing Japan to Throw Its Money Around
Bank of Japan officials must sometimes feel like a boy subject to a schoolyard prank: a "pile on." Classmates fall on top of him, one after another, as he lies on the ground. It gets awful heavy. For a long time, piles of officials and economists at...
Public Questions Nuclear Safety Policies ; Japan Pledges to Make Changes after Its Worst Ever Nuclear Accidentlast Thursday
A day and a half after it began, Japan's leaders declared the country's worst nuclear accident to be over. The political fallout is likely to last much longer. Questions, anger, and embarrassment about a leak at a nuclear fuel facility - and the government...
Putting a Face on Timor's Militias ; Militia Members Involved in a Massacre of 10 People, Including Twonuns, Talk about Their Roles in Team Alpha
Seventeen men being held in this small town admit they were part of a militia called Team Alpha that terrorized East Timorese after they voted for independence. If they did anything wrong, they add, it was only because their militia superiors or members...
Russia's Peace by Piece Approach ; Troops Began Setting Up a Security Zone in Chechnya over the weekend.Russians Are Wary of All-Out Conflict
Frightened and frustrated, ordinary Russians appear ready to approve a new war against the breakaway republic of Chechnya - as long as it remains limited. After nearly two weeks of airstrikes, Russian troops entered Chechnya Saturday and yesterday continued...
Small Cars: Nowhere to Go but Up
With more families driving big utility vehicles, small cars have been left in the dust. And collecting dust, in car lots across America. Now automakers believe they know how to make subcompacts more attractive to buyers: Build them bigger. "It is...
The Beltway as Sumo Ring
In the current budget dispute, Congress and President Clinton are like two sumo wrestlers trying to push each other out of the ring. The loser gets the blame for "raiding" the Social Security trust fund. At the same time, both Democrats and the GOP...
The Easiest Call for a Ref to Fumble
I've recently had reason to remind myself that it's quite easy - even natural - to flunk the official football referee's exam. That's the test you're supposed to pass to officiate in the Saturday- morning kids' games in the park, or at the junior high...
The New Family Car May Be a Truck
When Ben Harwood bought his new 2000 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab pickup, he didn't know he was on the cutting edge of a trend. The so-called "crossover" or "lifestyle" vehicle -which blends car-like comfort and safety with truck-like utility -promises...
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No one questions that militia groups in East Timor have been on a rampage of death and destruction. But how to prove it? In the first public admission to a US journalist, one militia man tells of witnessing a massacre of 10 people, including two nuns,...
USA
An unarmed missile was destroyed over the Pacific Ocean in the first test of a so-called kill-vehicle national-defense system. After its launch from the Marshall Islands, the prototype missile hit an unarmed Minuteman carrying a dummy warhead and a decoy...
Vermont Dairy Farming Takes a Woolly Turn ; the State, Famous for Its Sharp Cheddar, Adds Sheep Dairies in Aneffort to Capitalize on Americans' Appetites for Ovine Cheese
The first time one of New York's premiere cheese mongers tasted the Majors' homemade Vermont cheese, he spat it out. "It was dry, it was acidic, it was horrible," admits Cynthia Major, owner of the state's first modern sheep dairy "He told us he knew...
Wise Up, Japan and NASA
Too many times in this century, mankind's ability to invent new technologies has surpassed its ability to use them well. DDT can wipe out mosquitoes - and much of the food chain above them. Software programmers in the 1970s were wizards, but, oops,...
World
Emergency medical procedures were planned or under consideration for Japanese uranium-processing workers exposed to high doses of radiation in the country's worst nuclear accident. Meanwhile, most residents of the area nearest the scene returned home...
Yen's Rise Dampens a Nation's Rally
Investors in Japan who have bagged the biggest profits among major equity markets this year are now apparently getting too much of a good thing. The yen - Japan's currency - has surged about 12 percent against the dollar since July. Although that makes...