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 August 25, 1998

Air Force and Navy Confront a 'Brain Drain' Lucrative Pay in Civilian Economy and Concern about Family Life Spur Quiet Exodus of Skilled Personnel
Like many Air Force commanders around the United States, Col. Dan Leaf is learning to deal with an insidious new threat. At his high- speed F-16 base in the Midlands of South Carolina, he has watched in recent months as pilots, mechanics, air-traffic...
Europe to Halt a Favorite Travelers' Perk: Tax-Free Shopping Some 140,000 Jobs Could Be Lost If Luxury Items No Longer Can Be Sold Untaxed in Airports and on Ferries
It's not only sightseeing that attracts 2,500 tourists to a ferry ride between this Baltic harbor town and the Danish island of Aero every day. It's cheap shopping.During the 2-1/2 hour trip, the vessel's duty-free store stays busy. By stocking up on...
Forgiveness and the Presidential Standard
On a warm June night 26 years ago, five men were arrested at the Watergate complex in Washington for breaking into the Democratic National Committee headquarters, touching off a series of events that led to the resignation of the 37th president. Today,...
Freshman Year through the Eyes of a Senior
Driving to New York University to begin my first year in college could easily be labeled one of my least-favorite experiences.I was hoping the four-hour trip would double in time, but my father sped along. I tried to sleep most of the way, to forget...
How Computer Artists Create Movie 'Actors'
Without Geoff Campbell and other special-effects artists, there was no way to remake the movie "101 Dalmatians" - except to trim the canine cast by about 99 dogs.Disney used cartoons to fill the big screen in its 1961 version. But in 1996, the studio...
In '90S Schools, a Return to 'Small Is Beautiful'
In 1963, when North Central High School was built in the Indianapolis suburb of Washington Township, American educators were in enthusiastic agreement that "bigger" was clearly "better." In the 1960s and '70s, the large school - with broad curricular...
Inner-City Educators Get Boost from Yale Teaching Program
A Yale University program that gives teachers from inner-city school districts access to Ivy League classes and other college resources will be replicated in cities in California, Texas, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania.Since 1978, more than 400 public school...
Latest Hot School Gear: Photo Ids Student Safety
Many students will be wearing more than just new school clothes as they head back to classes this fall.They will be wearing photo ID badges, small plastic cards that many school administrators say can help boost class attendance, discourage intruders...
Letters
In Eco Debates, Include Population GrowthRegarding the editorial "Hot World, Cooler Growth" (Aug. 13), the econ-eco debate concerning sustainable development must include a significant other consideration - world population growth. We share the Monitor's...
New Russian Crisis, Old Team President's Decision Sunday to Reappoint Chernomyrdin Sets Reform Back Again
With near default on foreign and domestic debt and a possible collapse of the banking system, this was a time when Russia needed firm leadership.Instead, President Boris Yeltsin has sent out a message of instability, sacking his entire government and...
Opening Day
They're back.You know what I mean. All those school-bus yellow signals that it's time for students to get serious. Ads for locker-sized backpacks. Marketers pumping the perfect pencil. Sales on shoes sure to make you smarter.There's nothing subtle about...
Patience in Korea
Relations between North Korea and the outside world, always tenuous, are again on the verge of snapping. The reason: US intelligence reports of an underground complex being built in the North that could be intended to house a nuclear weapons program.Four...
Perils of the Pendulum Resisting Education's Fads
Teachers call it the "reform du jour," and for many, it's the biggest challenge at the start of any school year. That's when the latest idea for how to improve student performance kicks in.In the 1970s, it was the open classroom, which knocked out the...
Prayer Can Be A Simple Thing A Spiritual Look at Issues of Interest to Young People
Often a simple prayer is more effective than a long one. Many people assume that prayer is something difficult for an ordinary person. They may think they can't pray if they don't remember specific words, or if they've been too busy to read the Bible...
Several Races Will Stir Placid Election Year Voters Are Leaning toward the Status Quo, but Starr Investigation and Lagging Rural Economies Cause Uncertainty for Congress. Series: The Fight for the Retiring Democrat's Seat Is a Key Race. BY AP/FILE
Political analyst Bernadette Budde spices up her predictions by choosing theme songs for election years.This year she nominates "Let's Hang On to What We Got," a song from the 1960s by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.Her choice reflects the judgment...
'Star Trek' Aim 'To Boldly Go' Approved by New Dictionary Recently Published Oxford Dictionary Stirs Debate over 'Official' English Grammar and Language Usage
James T. Kirk was way ahead of his time in deciding "to boldly go" into far-flung galaxies. The "Star Trek" captain was out there splitting infinitives in his 1960s TV science-fiction series long before the "official" green light was given.Now, in the...
Summer: A Working Weekend to Relax, Prepare
When someone says the three best things about teaching are June, July and August, it's usually not a teacher talking. Seasoned teachers know the best experiences happen during the school year, and summer is only an interlude.For us, June, July, and August...
Summit of the Besieged
Two years to go.... Boris Yeltsin and Bill Clinton might be pardoned for grimly reciting that refrain as each seeks to survive till the end of his term by diverting public attention from an administration under siege.The natures of their respective ...
The Father of Special Effects
Long before "King Kong," "Star Wars," or "Titanic," inventor Thomas Edison took a baby step in the field of movie special effects. In a one-minute motion picture called "The Execution of Mary Queen of Scots," he had the leading lady's head chopped off....
Theme Years Provide Glue for Campus Unity Year-Long Activities Unite Students from Different Disciplines and Promote Feeling of Community
Something slightly provocative is about to happen at Centenary College in Shreveport, La., a tiny, tradition-bound school that touts itself as the oldest college west of the Mississippi.Today, Kenneth Schwab, the college's no-nonsense president, will...
The News in Brief
The USThe possible impeachment or resignation of President Clinton drew comment from a wide spectrum of politicians and commentators. House Speaker Newt Gingrich said only "a pattern of felonies" not "a single human mistake" could constitute grounds...
US as Shock Absorber for World's Economic Jolts with Other Economic Powerhouses, US Slows Ripple Effect of Financial Crisis
Like some sort of modern-day Atlas, the United States is holding up the global economy.Along with two other strongmen, namely Western Europe and Canada, the US is swallowing vast amounts of imports now being spewed out by strapped nations. Together,...
War Next Door Tugs at Macedonia Ethnic Albanians Say Kosovo Guerrillas Have Already Set Up Shop in the Tiny Republic
When night falls on this border village in the Sar Mountains, smugglers trickle in from the woods and load their mules with sugar, flour, and cooking oil.They come from Kosovo, five miles away in neighboring Serbia, and are greeted with sympathy by the...
What's New in Adult Ed? 'Soft' Skills
Jane Gold of Bethesda, Md., already knows how she will be spending every Sunday afternoon between Oct. 18 and Dec. 13. Rain or shine, she will drive into Washington, park her car, and, sketch pad and pencils in hand, walk into a drawing class.For her...
When a President Adhered to the Truth
When you hear a president address the nation you often discern echoes of great speeches that have come before. Sometimes you hear phrases that remind you of Abraham Lincoln or Franklin Roosevelt, or John Kennedy. The other night I was hoping I would...
Worried Churches Chime in on Global-Warming Debate Religious Groups See Climate Change as a Potential Danger to 'God's World.'
At his Sunday service recently, the Rev. Karl Whiteman asked God to grant world leaders the "wisdom and courage to reverse global warming that threatens our very existence." Mr. Whiteman is a United Church of Christ missionary in Micronesia, where small...