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 February 7, 2000

A Green Fund That Soars like ... a Net Stock?
Jackson Robinson likes to talk about avoiding "the dirties." That means he won't invest in companies with poor environmental records. Instead, he seeks out "the greens." Mr. Robinson, investment manager for Green Century Balanced Fund, holds that buying...
Austrians Divided over New Government ; the Government Was Sworn in Friday; Daily Demonstrations Have Followed
Austria continues the difficult process of settling in with the controversial new conservative coalition brokered by far-right politician Jrg Haider. The Austrian public remains deeply divided over the new government. Thousands of demonstrators - some...
Big Dig, Little Dig ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
Most city dwellers would tell you with a rueful grin that the shortest distance between two points is always under construction! The two cities I know best, Boston and New York, are notorious for their downtown construction sites, characterized by the...
Chilean Officials Throw Stones at Glass House Exhibit ; Santiago's Downtown Has Become the Stage for a Glass-House, Testing Artistic Expression vs. Good Taste
Like many struggling actresses, Daniela Tobar gladly accepted a paid - if experimental - theater gig. Since Jan. 23, the Chilean 20-something has lived, slept, cooked, dressed, and bathed on her 15-by-15 foot stage in downtown Santiago's buzzing financial...
'Cider House's' Abortion: Right vs. What Works
Abortion isn't mentioned in the trailer or in advertising for "The Cider House Rules," the recent film from John Irving's acclaimed 1985 novel. Considering that abortion is the central moral issue in the story, this omission is about as strange as if...
Croatians Ready to Leave Cults of Personality Behind ; after Years of Conservative Nationalism under Tudjman, Today's Election Front-Runner Is Viewed as a 'Regular Guy.'
Boris Cvjetanovic and his wife, Markita Franulic, are the type of people their late president, Franjo Tudjman, warned of in his frequent harangues against "enemies of the state." They did not take his word as gospel, followed the opposition media, and...
Democrats Need Big Win to Control Senate ; Five Open Seats Make 2000 One of the Most Competitive Contests - but GOP Is Likely to Retain Grip
When first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton declared her Senate candidacy before thousands of enthusiastic supporters in Westchester County yesterday, she also jumped into another key contest - the fight for control of the US Senate. New York's is one of...
Dwindling Retirement Income Spurs New Strategies ; Q & A
Q I'm 88, a widower, self-sustaining and active. I have roughly $150,000 split between IRAs and bond holdings. That includes $75,000 in mutual funds, $15,400 in government agency bonds, and $15,000 in CDs. My home is worth about $160,000. Unfortunately,...
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THANKS, DEAR. NOW BUZZ OFF Hoping to nab some nibbles from that box of candy you'll be giving your Valentine? A dubious strategy, the American Boxed Chocolate Manufacturers say. Their survey found 1 in 4 Americans admits to hiding chocolates from family...
Expulsions Leave No One to Do Heavy Lifting
As Sadiqin, southern Lebanon - The Israeli soldiers, as well as Lebanese civilians who live in the nine-mile wide strip that the Jewish state occupies in southern Lebanon, share a few things in common: tension and mistrust. Yesterday, two Israeli soldiers...
'Family Values' Come to the Tax Code ; House Is to Vote This Week on Easing 'Marriage Penalty.' White House Has Own Version of Tax Cut
For Valentine's Day, millions of American couples may get the promise of a tax break as the House of Representatives votes this week to ease the so-called "marriage penalty." Both congressional Republicans and now the Clinton administration are embracing...
In a Vibrant Economy, Still a Need for PhDs
Regarding your article "Rise and ... rise of America Inc." (Jan. 28)": I'm glad the article repeatedly stressed that it is primarily high technology (such as the Internet) that is driving the current American economic boom. However, it should be evident...
In Mexico: Yanqui, Behave! ; to Curb Teenage Drinking, Jurez Raises Age Limit to 21 for Its American Consumers
The southbound parade of cars packed with teens forms every Friday and Saturday night. They come to this side of the US-Mexico border to party at watering holes promising liquor to anyone 18 years old and with a pocket full of greenbacks. The allure...
I Turn a Dishwasher into a Labor-Making Device
Growing up, my three sisters and I sighed when Mom quipped that she didn't need to buy a dishwasher because already she had four. But her low-tech philosophy grew on me. Even though I acquired an automatic dishwasher as an adult, I was never convinced...
Jamie Wyeth Draws the Viewer into His Paintings
Asked how he would like to be remembered, American painter Jamie Wyeth replied, "That he was a really honest recorder of his life and the people and animals around him. He was clear-eyed, just bored right in and recorded it." And, indeed, Wyeth has done...
Knowing What to Do When Funds Fall to You
Mark Danner, who lives on Long Island just outside New York, expects to receive a "fairly significant" inheritance from a distant relative within the next year or so. Mr. Danner (that's not his real name) has already hired an attorney to make certain...
My Cabin Awaits Just the Right Woods
I have a cabin in mind. It's something I've been yearning to build for a while now, say 40 years, but haven't gotten around to. It derives from the aspiration for a dedicated space: four walls and a roof devoted to one man and rumination. A space upon...
No More Monster Homes in Aspen? ; Officials Catch Flak - Even from Folks Who Aren't Rich and Famous - for Growth-Control Tactic
It's the quintessential ski-resort town, virtually synonymous with a life of luxury, even excess. Among the snow-dusted stands of evergreen, timber-and-glass mansions routinely exceed 9,000 square feet - one colossal residence even tops 50,000 square...
Off the Cuff ; Leaders in the World of Business Share Their Thoughts on the Way We Work, Spend, and Prepare for the Future
Michael Koss is a self-proclaimed Internet "evangelist." When he isn't buried in the details of running Koss Corporation - his family firm that makes stereo headphones - he gives seminars to CEOs on how to make their Web sites more useful. On a recent...
Peace Hits Snag in N. Ireland ; London Will Reimpose British Rule on Friday, Unless the IRA Shows Progress on Disarmament
Disarmament has long been one of the thorniest - and most crucial - elements to peace in Northern Ireland. And, it's causing a pause in the peace process there once again. The British government is threatening to reimpose direct rule over Northern Ireland...
Saving the Conservatives ; Will McCain and Bush Redefine Prudent Government?
Fasten your seat belts for a political bumper-car ride. The Bush- McCain contest in the South Carolina GOP primary will be full of rhetorical lunges and swerves, largely over this charged question: What is a conservative? John McCain's insurgent victory...
S. Carolina: A 'Rebel State' Again? ; Tradition and Conservatism Predominate, but a Swarm of Newcomers with New Ways Give McCain Momentum
From the outside, South Carolina looks like rock-solid George W. Bush country. This establishment-loving, tradition-steeped state has a history of favoring national front-runners - and of stiff-arming upstart candidates in its first-in-the-South Republican...
Seeing Green from Being Green
A new kind of e-business is taking hold. It's not as speedy as the Internet. Critics say it's about as exciting as watching a forest grow. Nevertheless, the trends are clear. Companies are going "environmental." You can see it everywhere. Corporations...
Social Security's Boosted Staying Power
Relax baby boomers. Cool it presidential candidates. Social Security is sound and safe for about 45 years. Even Medicare should run into no financial problems until maybe 2020. At least that is what the latest projections of the Congressional Budget...
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The process aimed at ending "The Troubles" in Northern Ireland is again in trouble. The cause is familiar: IRA disarmament. Politicians in London and Dublin are scrambling, but the clock is ticking. The rise of Austria's Freedom Party is fueled by the...
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Vice President Al Gore extended his winning streak to three states as he defeated Democrat Bill Bradley in Delaware's nonbinding presidential primary. Meanwhile, Sen. John McCain of Arizona has pulled into a statistical draw with Texas Gov. George W....
US Needs Fast Policy Fix on India, Pakistan ; President Clinton Will Take Carrot, Stick to South Asia as Troubles between Two Nations Still Simmer
With President Clinton scheduled to visit South Asia in March, US officials are scrambling to come up with a policy that would address new attitudes in India and Pakistan. The two powers, who analysts say are currently the most likely sources of a nuclear...
Violence and the Culture of Star Athletes
One week after the final frenzied seconds of what's been called the greatest Super Bowl, the image still lingers: Tennessee Titan receiver Kevin Dyson, straining to stretch the football into the end zone. But in recent weeks, another image has become...
Which Freedom First: Political or Economic?
Freedom's hour has arrived. Despite a century marred by tyrants, holocausts, and wars, human freedom has made historic strides during the past 100 years. Some analysts are calling the 1900s the "Democratic Century." Just look at the evidence. *One...
World
The Irish Republican Army issued a new statement reminding all parties to the Northern Ireland peace process that it never has pledged to surrender its weapons and wouldn't be pressured to do so by Britain or the province's Protestants. But the IRA said...
You Don't Know Me ... Neither Does AMEX
The news that American Express has announced an upgraded credit card designed to humble its reigning platinum status got me all atwitter. For months I'd been tantalized with the idea of taking the platinum plunge. Among the proffered temptations: an...