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 July 7, 1998

A High-Tech Visa May Speed - or Stifle - US-Mexico Crossings Digitized Cards Let Regular Visitors Breeze into US. Critics Charge They Crimp Commerce
Valentin Fuentes Garcia straightens his snappy tie and tugs at the lapels of his suit coat as he waits for the flash of the camera at the United States consulate in Ciudad Juarez.The elderly Mr. Fuentes is one of the millions of mostly border- dwelling...
America's Gamble
Legal gambling has spread so quickly in the United States that many Americans might be surprised to learn that 26 states now have casinos and 38 have lotteries. Las Vegas and Atlantic City are just the most established parts of a pervasive, multi-billion-dollar...
At the US Mint They're Making Change
Coins take a lot of abuse. They're shoved in pockets, stashed in piggy banks, thrown in fountains, flipped, dropped, and sometimes squashed.But they're used to it.Before they even arrive at your local bank they've been punched, heated, washed, dried,...
Be Animated and No Peeking Reading Tips
An unscientific survey of audible readers revealed a few tips for those thinking of doing it themselves.Tip 1: Don't be put off if your spouse suggests diving into Tolstoy's "War and Peace" or Thomas Mann's "Buddenbrooks." Contrary to what one might...
Class Starts at 3:00 P.M. and Yes, We'll Break for Dinner
It's after 5 p.m., and in Leo Sakellarion's social-studies class, Jesse, Melissa, and Sara are trying to decide whether to adopt a legal system for "Aquarian" - a nation they are creating.In Aquarian the wealthy must teach the poor for free. All automobiles...
Clinton in China: Perfect Campaigner
He was talking to a Chinese audience. And his comments were interspersed with translations into Chinese. But, except for that, this could well have been Bill Clinton on the campaign trail back home: Maybe Omaha. Or Walla Walla. Or Dubuque.Mr. Clinton...
Defense Workers Go from Jets to Video Games
In the post-cold-war 1990s, the industry that for decades drove the California economy - defense and aerospace - is morphing like a rock star in an MTV video.Many of the workers with PhDs and secret clearances, who once designed jetfighters or top-of-the-line...
Every One a Medalist Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
After watching a men's figure-skating competition on television, I woke the next morning wondering about how it must feel to be waking up a gold medalist. As I continued to think further about it, I realized that each of us is worthy of showing excellence...
For-Profit Schools Turn Eyes on At-Risk Kids
After two years of flunking classes and being sent to the principal's office, Jesse Schertell decided to duck high school. Phoning in his own excuses, Jesse faked his parents' voices.Weeks passed before his father found out. Pleading not to go back,...
GM Strike's Impact Ripples across America Thousands of Workers - and the Cities They Live in - Are Beginning to Feel the Effects of the Walkout
The Chevron gas station on Industrial Loop doesn't have the business it did a month ago. Fewer cars zip by. Fewer stop in to top off the tank or pick up a Snapple.In fact, since June 15, everything about the nearby industrial park on the western outskirts...
How One Teen Almost Got Her Mother Deported the US Deported 50,000 Criminals in 1997. but Critics Say the Law's Definition of Who Is a Criminal Is Too Harsh
Monica Villanueva is like many mothers with 18-year-old girls - worried about her daughter's future and prone to disagreements with her about the need for curfews and house rules.What Ms. Villanueva, a legal resident of the United States from Mexico,...
Learning Prejudice in Prisons Criminals' Code
A month after James Byrd Jr., a black man, was chained to the back of a pickup truck and dragged to his death on an east Texas country road, America still struggles to comprehend what dark forces could have sparked such a killing.David Novak has an idea.Mr....
Lessons from Japan
From the dismal results of Massachusetts' first teacher- certification exam, it's clear that the path to becoming a teacher needs to be more challenging. But where's the discussion about what happens once candidates have arrived?A single test (which...
Let Me Show You around My Campus
I love being a campus tour guide. At Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., we have to wear red-and-white-striped shirts while leading prospective students and their parents around. Sure, I look like a dork (or Waldo, the cartoon guy no one can ever find),...
Letters
Immigration: Not Just a Big-City IssueThe article "Small-Town America as Ellis Island" (June 30) about immigrants flooding into small, Midwestern towns shows that immigration is not just a big-city problem. Immigration costs Americans billions of dollars...
Loss Can Be Gain in World Cup Futbol Has Been Very, Very Good to Mexico This Year
Sports can be transcendent. Most recently, the example of Mexico's national soccer team in the World Cup tournament showed that to be true.For the first time, Mexico advanced last week to the second round of a World Cup held in Europe, home field to...
NATO's Tough Test - Kosovo Alliance Defers to Diplomats for Now. but Lack of Action May Harm Its Credibility
For the second time since the collapse of the Soviet empire, the future of the United States-led NATO alliance is being put to the test in the Balkans.The US and its 15 allies had thought that any post-cold-war doubts about NATO's future evaporated with...
New Worlds
For most of this century, alien planets were an astronomer's speculation and a sci-fi author's gimmick. Now they're entering the catalogue of known objects at a record rate. It's a foretaste of the exploration of other star systems that will burgeon...
Philadelphia Launches Dragnet to Rid the 'Badlands' of Drugs 'Operation Sunrise' Is the Latest Police Strategy in the Rehabilitation of Crime-Ridden Neighborhoods
For Bernadette Sterling, the past few weeks have been remarkable. The grandmother of 17 has not had people sullying the side of her row home. There have been fewer empty crack vials and heroin packs littering her sidewalk, and prostitutes no longer hang...
Readers Weigh in on Good Summer Reading for Kids
A few weeks ago, we asked for your suggestions on books that will prompt kids to bury the remote control. Many thanks to all who wrote in with wonderful suggestions, a wide range of which we've included here. One note: Since we haven't read each book...
Scope out Colleges with Campus Visit
By her sophomore year in high school, Kathryn Skagerberg had already set her sites on attending Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. So her mom's idea of visiting other colleges that summer seemed like a stinker - at first.But her mother kept prodding....
The Joys of Reading Aloud Not Just for Kids
Almost every other night for the past 12 years, Michelle Lair has climbed into bed, grabbed author Stephen King's latest novel, and begun reading aloud a blood-curdling tale to her husband, Abbott.On nights when their mood shifts, Michelle eschews Mr....
The News in Brief
The USWith firefighters gaining ground, officials in northeastern Florida lifted an evacuation order for Flagler County, allowing some 30,000 residents to return to their homes three days after being chased away by brush fires. Mandatory evacuation orders...
Tips for Visits
Summer visits to campuses can be either relaxing and enjoyable or a series of blurred visits under pressure to find hotels and meet tour schedules. One key is advance planning. Here are a few hints:* Before the big trip, visit local colleges first in...
US Students Find Cuba More Than a Textbook Experience
Moments before the entourage of Mercedeses rolled into the University of Havana, someone ran into Cat Linenberger's classroom shouting, "Fidel! Fidel!"A burst of applause rang from the gathering crowd. Ms. Linenberger, an American exchange student, wasn't...
When Neighbors Become Enemies, Civilians Pay A Top UN Official Urged Ethiopia to Stop Kicking out Eritreans Last Week
Tesfaye arrived home on a discarded Aeroflot plane flown by a visibly intoxicated Russian pilot. The plane was, and still is, the Eritrean capital's only connection to the outside world.He made it with the clothes he had on - a ripped T-shirt and a pair...
When Shocking Stories No Longer Shock Us
It's been eight years since I talked to my mom. That's because she's dead.... My parents used to fight a lot, even hit. One night things got really out of control. I stayed in my room as my parents went at it, yelling, screaming, hitting.... I guess...