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 January 19, 1999

Adults Look for Native-American Culture
Downstairs on the street, it's a typical New York rush-hour scene. Traffic slows the pace on lower Broadway, pedestrians fill the sidewalks, taxis honk their horns. But eight stories up, in the offices of the American Indian Community House (AICH),...
A Freshman Program That Gives Self-Confidence and Study Skills
The most intense experience of my life so far has been selecting a college. But fortunately for me, I unexpectedly stumbled upon Champlain College. I was skeptical at first about attending Champlain because it was my safety school. I now realize that...
Americans Gaze into Their Moral Mirror
The scandal surrounding President Clinton has touched off a kind of moral introspection among some Americans. Nearly one-fifth of those surveyed in a nationwide poll said Mr. Clinton's actions have prompted them to reexamine their own standards. The...
Americans Grab Paintbrushes as Volunteerism Surges in Philadelphia, 10,000 People Take to the Street for Servicework in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr
For an increasing number of Americans, Martin Luther King Day is not a time of relaxation but a day to grab a broom or swab the floor of a cafeteria. More than 10,000 people in Philadelphia alone volunteered to paint, sweep, or repair schools and streets...
A Poorer South Korea Looks for Someone to Take the Blame Parliament Begins Hearings on Causes of Troubled Economy, Butopposition Boycotts
To Amer-icans weary of the Clinton impeachment proceedings, the scene half a world away could have its similarities. "Maybe I made some mistakes ... but I don't think I committed any legal crime," says Kang Kyung Shik. Mr. Kang was economic minister...
A Whole Lot of Cheatin' Going on but Colleges Are Fighting Back with Explicit Warnings and More Trainingin What Crosses the Honesty Line
Sitting in the glow of his computer screen at 2 a.m. on Oct. 26, 1998, John Smolik, a University of Texas freshman, fires off an e- mail message to an online debate over academic cheating on the Austin campus. Many of the 100-plus student messages...
Best of Show
They are the shape of things to come. The cars of Detroit's auto show every January signal what's coming to America in the next model year and in years down the road. This year brings three themes: versatility, environmental friendliness, and a flair...
Beyond Mystery Meat
If you can't convince your kid that college pays off in improved job prospects, intellectual satisfaction, and social skills, try this: fine-dining opportunities. Fine dining? In the land of rubber burgers and limp broccoli? Of meals tailor-made for...
Can You Name These Snowy Stories? Kids Space
Some of the most popular children's books of all time take place in snow and ice. What are these wintry tales? 1. Meanwhile Grandfather had dragged a big sledge out of the shed. To please H - - - - he went round with her to look at the snow-clad trees....
China Bucks a Western Import: Divorce Once Rare, Divorce Has Risen Sharply with Freedoms. A New Lawaims to Slow the Trend
Beijing's market-oriented economic revolution, aimed at transforming China into a world power, is also triggering rapid- fire changes in the spheres of social and family life here. Growing freedom among China's 1.2 billion citizens to map out their...
Clinton Projects a 'Split-Screen' Presidency His State of Union Speech Tonight Will Be Chockablock Withinitiatives. but It Won't Change Calculus in Senate
It may be the ultimate example of Bill Clinton's "split-screen" presidency, in which the chief executive is about the nation's business on one hand, while impeachment rages on the other. Tonight, when Mr. Clinton delivers his annual State of the Union...
'Compassionate Conservatism,' Bush Style
He has told supporters in New Hampshire to "keep your powder dry." He has met with wealthy potential donors to lay out his vision for America. He has even hired a private investigator to snoop around his past to anticipate what reporters or opponents...
Enforcing Gender Equity
More than any other federal law, Title IX has been responsible for opening doors for girls and young women during the past quarter century. That's why whenever a question about the federal antidiscrimination law comes before the Supreme Court, it generates...
Falling in Love with Cars Again Beep Beep
This may be the best time to own a car in 30 years, with low gas prices, and more Americans than ever driving the cars of their dreams. Call it the next automotive golden age; a time of relatively carefree driving that promises to roll right into the...
'Fast Food' Gets a Whole New Meaning
Which is faster, a zucchini or a banana? Which makes better wheels, oranges or apples? These might seem like strange questions, unless you're racing in the Lunch Box Derby. Then the answers can make the difference between victory and fruit salad. The...
Hard Work Makes This Prep School Hum
A year ago, marquel Green could never have imagined studying Latin in sixth grade. The public middle school he was attending didn't even offer Spanish. Bored by crowded classes and undemanding teachers, he found his interest waning and his grades slipping....
Hear Both Sides
The House managers' presentation last week of their impeachment case against President Clinton should have resolved the issue of whether this is a serious case or a political hatchet job. The charges of perjury and obstruction of justice have substance....
Keeping on Track in Brazil
The international effort to forestall economic collapse in Brazil has had wobbles from its outset last October. But last Wednesday's sharp devaluation of the real was more than a wobble. The shocks have eased, following Brazil's decision later in the...
Kosovo Massacre Raises Stakes International Community Debates an Effective Response to Thekilling of Civilian Ethnic Albanians
The difficulties facing Kosovo may be best summed up by the orange trucks of the international monitors here in Racak. Although standing by with good intent, the trucks were too far away, too late, to deal with the killings of more than 40 ethnic Albanians...
Letters
Congress can't solve every problem Your editorial, "Federal Overstepping" (Jan. 15), was right on target. Even if there were unlimited resources, and that certainly is not our problem, there is no excuse for Congress trying to solve everyone's problems....
My Take on Clinton Another Chapter in Flak-Catching from Right and Left
During Watergate I received many letters calling me a "leftist." These days some of my critics are calling me a member of the "far right." Let me say right here that I'm an independent and have been registered as such for nearly 40 years. And I have...
On the Line in Jerusalem A Reporter Lives in an Area Where Jews and Arabs Keep a Peaceful Iftenuous Coexistence
Lived for two months in Abu Tor inside the silence," Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai writes in "Poems of Jerusalem." So did I, give or take a few weeks. From my window, I watched the Natsche family's children hang their laundry out to dry in the courtyard...
Risk Rises for Clinton in Senate as President's Defense Team Begins Its Case Today, Chamberappears to Be Moving toward Allowing Witnesses
When White House lawyers launch their defense of President Clinton today in his historic Senate trial, they face pluses and minuses. For Mr. Clinton, one advantage is that the three-day presentation by House Republican "trial managers" appears not to...
Seeking to Tie Gender Score One Woman's Case against the NCAA May Have Lasting Effect Onfuture Female Athletes
Grit. Perseverance. Tenacity. These are the character-istics that helped Renee Smith succeed in college volleyball. They are also the same traits that guided the young law student during two years of legal warfare against the powerful National Collegiate...
Something That Shines A Spiritual Look at Issues of Interest to Young People
Most people have times when being dishonest seems like a good way to get ahead. Have you ever cheated, and then felt terrible afterward? Let me tell you about the time it was the hardest for me to be honest. I'd always liked baseball with a passion....
Spain Works to Change 'Machismo' Culture of Abuse after a High-Profile Case Drew Attention to Domestic Violence,killings by Partners Dropped by Half Last Year
"I killed her because she was mine," they used to say in Spain, where women have long been used to second-class citizenship. But in the past year, an unprecedented campaign against terrorismo familiar, as domestic violence is known, has reduced by...
Today's Story Line:
A raging divorce rate in the world's most populous nation is making Beijing's leaders wonder if China is morally adrift. A proposed law would end no-fault divorce, and raise the stakes by requiring proof of extramarital affairs before a marriage could...
USA
President Clinton's lawyers will open their impeachment defense today, insisting that allegations against the president aren't supported by the facts and don't warrant nullifying a national election, a White House spokesman said. Following this week's...
What Could Tarnish Autos' Golden Era
The automobile's latest era of style, innovation, affordability, and, most of all, choice faces some serious challenges. Three sharp nails in the road ahead threaten to send the auto industry onto the shoulder. Urban traffic: Every day, bumper-to-bumper...
When Brazil Floats Its Currency, Everybody Listens A Jolted Congress May Now Enact Reforms Tough Enough to Keep IMFaid
Brazil, like its currency, is floating in a sea of uncertainty. Forced to devalue the real last Wednesday, the government - after years of setting the exchange rate - yesterday decided to let the currency find its own value on the markets. And in days...
Witnesses: GOP Toys with Electoral Disaster
Remember the 100-to-0 senate vote on the impeachment proceedings and all those bipartisan good vibes flowing from the Capitol two Friday's ago? Take those memories and savor them. If you have a photo from the smiles-all-around press conference that...
World
Yugoslav army tanks were helping Serb security forces pound the village in Kosovo where 45 ethnic Albanians were found massacred over the weekend, the BBC reported. As concern mounted that the province could erupt into heavy new fighting, senior NATO...