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 12, 1998

A Colorful Power Couple Knows How to Sway India's Grass Roots Caste Politics, and Lots of Personality, Are Keys to Winning Office in Voting This Month
They are India's most colorful political couple - the first family of a state that usually comes last in terms of the country's economic and human development.Laloo Prasad Yadav is former chief minister of the northern Indian state of Bihar and freshly...
Adventure Challenges Make for Good Stories
Rolling through Spanish villages on motorcycles, Richard Berg and his friend were unaware that behind them in a battered, slower car the local police were in hot pursuit.Mr. Berg, a veteran motorcyclist and windsurfer from Boston, was riding through...
A Palmer-Method Penman Recalls the Write Stuff
I recently made a resolution that had nothing to do with the new year. In fact, it's one I make from time to time and at which I repeatedly fail.To put it plainly, I used to have beautiful handwriting. Every so often, evidence of past graphological glory...
Arab Doubts about US Military Action Run Deep
This time around, the Middle East regional aspects of the Washington-Baghdad crisis are very different from the lineup at the time of Desert Storm. Dangerously so.On the surface, much might seem the same, such as the pictures of Israeli citizens lining...
Are You Game to Be a South Africa Park Ranger? DL: SKUKUZA, SOUTH AFRICA
To anyone who has been on safari, or even seen the movie "King Solomon's Mines," the life of an African guide seems charged with excitement, romance, and lurking danger.If it's a job that appeals to you, here's your chance to give it a shot.As guide,...
A Valentine's Day Chocolate Cake Is Sweet Music to the Taste Buds
With so many great chocolate cake recipes around, you would think it wouldn't be hard to find a recipe that fits your (and your family's) particular taste.But for years, my family and I have gone through recipe after recipe. Some were too sweet, others...
British Press May Get Rule on Privacy A Call for Curbs on the Media Comes as the Prime Minister Witnesses a Feeding Frenzy on Last Week's US Visit
Prime Minister Tony Blair has begun searching for ways to sidestep the media pitfalls now afflicting Bill Clinton and his presidency, having seen them firsthand on a White House visit last week.But his government's efforts are stirring a hornets' nest...
Exploring Remote India from the Back of a Camel A First Trip to This Distant Land Gives the Writer a Rare Perspective
In the parched landscape of India's western edge, a sandstone fort rises over the desert like a mirage. This massive structure marks the ancient city of Jaisalmer, the last major outpost before a tangle of barbed wire and military vehicles delineates...
Film Guides May Leave Students in the Dark Using 'Amistad,' 'Star Trek' in Lessons Raises Eyebrows
Gaynell Chiesa rarely gets to the movies. So the history teacher at Arcadia High School in Oak Hall, Va., was delighted when a study guide for "Amistad" prompted her to tell students to see the film and then discuss it in class."Students can't picture...
Hostile Takeover in Drug Trade as Clinton Assesses Mexico's War on Narcos, Drug Lords Battle for Turf
When US Customs officials seized 23 pounds of black-tar heroin from a 1978 Ford LTD crossing the border last month, it was the biggest heroin bust in El Paso, Texas, in a decade.For drug enforcement officials along the border, the unusually large shipment...
How an Igloo Warmed My Daughters' Sisterhood
'Don't you want to come in now?" I asked my six-year-old. I stamped my feet, numbed by a 20-degree cold. It was the second afternoon after a major blizzard, and our central Maryland neighborhood was buried in two feet of fluffy snow.Our sloping yard...
In Quest of the Elusive Quetzal A Magnificent Bird Captures the Color and Splendor of Costa Rica's Forests
It's 6 in the morning.The first rays of sun stream through the trees, falling on pink bougainvillea, exotic orchids, and soft ferns.Suddenly all slumber is shattered by the piercing shriek of a scarlet macaw. Assorted birds join the chorus, awakening...
Iraqis Brace (a Bit) for Blows 'Duty' to Protect Homeland Mixes with Puzzlement over Attack Some Call Inevitable
A drizzle falls across the cramped Baghdad schoolyard, and the Iraqi flag stirs when the wind blows. But instead of packing the classrooms for studies, students and teachers are lined up outside, learning how to use assault rifles.American airstrikes...
It's Rough Riding for Crooks in This Texas County Williamson County Gets Some Ribbing over Its Tough Stance toward Scofflaws - but It Has the Lowest Crime Rate in the State
Like the quiet lawman in a Western dime novel, sheriff's deputy Kevin Hallmark is not the type to brag. Yet he and the other law-enforcement officers who patrol this stretch of central Texas do have one thing to be proud of - the lowest crime rate in...
Letters
Responses to Scandal CoverageBravo to Lisa Ross for her opinion essay "Women Mind Their Own Business" (Feb. 5). What your news story "Why Women Still Support Clinton" (Jan. 30) missed, and Ross clearly states, is that many women support President Clinton...
Monica Lewinsky's Day in Court Is Here Grand Jury to Hear from Former Intern Today. but Will Her Testimony Help the Independent Counsel?
A tawndry drama of the utmost importance to the future of Bill Clinton, the presidency, and the nation is expected to play out today behind closed doors in the federal courthouse in Washington.It will begin when a panel of citizens calls upon Monica...
Newborn Sports Deliver Olympic Commentary
The midwinter day was magnificent, the engulfing snows of past days leaving a legacy of splendid scenery today, as the dazzling Olympic freestyle skiers worked their athletic magic at Iizuna Kogen yesterday with a dizzying array of unfathomable moves...
New Breed Blunts Edge of Disasters Rescue Elite
The Loma Prieta and Northridge earthquakes. The Malibu and Oakland Hills fires. The Yuba City floods. And now, the El Nio storms.They're character lines etched into the face of California, telling the history of a place that a top state emergency services...
Reform's Timing
Campaign finance reform never has clear sledding. The entrenched opposition in Congress sees to that. Political and parliamentary obstacles dot the course.But as yet another round of debates and votes nears, reformers have a few advantages of their own....
Selling Skeptical Gen-Xers on Social Security Clinton's Attempt to Engage Young People in Debate Could Shape the Politics of Reform
Ask a college student today about plans for retirement, and you're likely to get a quizzical stare.What, me retire? Some think they can just work forever. Some are sure they'll make millions. Relying on Uncle Sam often isn't part of the equation. And...
The News in Brief
The USA grand jury in Washington was to hear a second day of testimony from Monica Lewinsky's mother, Marcia Lewis. The two women shared an apartment at the time of Lewinsky's rumored affair with President Clinton, about which Lewinsky herself has been...
The West's Many Shades of Nativeness
'I'm a third-generation Coloradoan," the man tells me, leaning in close across the kitchen table inside his trailer home. "My people settled country down in southern Colorado." I read between the lines: "I belong here. Do you?"Not really. I'm a newcomer...
You - on a Dream Team? Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
Dream teams are an established part of modern sports. They're made up of the best participants in a given sport. The word goes out that they're invincible - a dream come true.What are the chances of you being named to a dream team? Do you have what it...