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 June 12, 2000

Banking Options for Those on the Move
Q I just graduated from college, and I'm moving from New York to California. I'll be there a year. My bank accounts, which include an ATM card, are with a low-cost, small bank here. Do I really need to transfer my accounts to a California bank, or is...
Digital Cameras Clicking with Consumers
Are faraway relatives bugging you for family pictures again, and you haven't had time to get the film developed? It may be time to go digital. "Digital is instant gratification," says Katheryn DeVitto, manager of Hunt's Photo and Video, a nationwide...
Dual Nationality Insults Faithful Citizens
In a presidential election year like this, you expect to see candidates tripping over themselves pursuing voters. But now, thanks to Mexico's recent experiment with dual nationality, Mexican presidential candidates are stumping in the United States for...
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NEXT TIME I'LL SAY 'HELLO' It seemed an innocent enough greeting. But when an acquaintance said "Hi, Jack!" to the copilot of a corporate jet, that's not what came across. A microphone happened to be open in the cockpit, and - you can see where this...
Families of NATO Bomb Victims Demand Accounting ; on June 2, UN Ruled Airstrikes Were Not War Crimes. Human Rights Groupdisagrees
Unable to sleep, Vlasta Bankovic was up at 2 a.m. on the morning of April 23, 1999, watching Radio Television Serbia (RTS), when suddenly the screen turned to snow. He says he knew instantly what had happened. "NATO bombed the television station and...
Firms Hope Time off Yields Good Behavior
Need a break from work? A real break, not just a vacation where you spend the first week trying to stop thinking about work and the second week thinking about going back. We're talking about some quality time away from the office - without your pager...
Florida Fight over Location, Location, Location ; Proposed Airport, to Bring Jobs to Low-Income Area, Is Located Betweentwo National Parks
When hurricane Andrew roared through Homestead, Fla., in 1992, it blew down power lines, trees, and even houses. But more significantly, it blew away the Air Force base that had been an anchor of the local economy. Ever since, the town has struggled...
For $101,000, Your Own Piece of Oak Flooring
Jeff Mann waited for nightfall before loading up his rental car outside an Indianapolis hotel. The weight of his clandestine cargo caused the back end to sag nearly to the pavement. Later that night, on a dark stretch of Pennsylvania highway, he pulled...
GM's 401(k): Loaded with Plenty of Options
General Motors Corp. offers what might be described as the Cadillac of 401(k) plans. GM employees can join their company plan after working at the firm for just six months. Using the phone or the Internet, they can sign up for choices, check balances,...
Grading US Education
American public education got a report card from the federal Department of Education recently. The marks were pretty good. Is the government too easy a grader? Well, the yearly look at the state of US schooling did note areas in need of improvement....
Just How Slow Should US Economy Go?
So far, Wall Street is counting on a "soft landing" for the American economy - a slowdown in growth. Every time there is a sign that the pace of business activity is moderating, investors cheer. When the jobless rate for May rose slightly to 4.1 percent,...
Leaders on Geopolitical Blind Date ; N. Korea's Readiness for Change Will Dictate Success of Tomorrow'splanned Summit
Underlying the planned historic encounter between leaders of North and South Korea is a hope that the North's leader, Kim Jong Il, is a reformer at heart. Once portrayed as a terrorist mastermind and the rigidly Communist leader of a collapsing nation,...
Mexico's Leftist Party Still Has Life ; the PRD's Candidate for Mexico City Mayor - Billed to Win July 2 - Willprovide a Political Balance
One of the hot topics of debate in Mexico's presidential race is whether a vote for the third-place runner, Cuauhtmoc Crdenas, is a wasted vote. It's a familiar dilemma for voters anywhere when there are more than two candidates for the same post: vote...
Mideast Peace, Sans Assad ; the Son of Syria's Late Leader Has New Opportunities
The passing of the "Lion of Damascus" isn't likely to turn Syria into a sheep anytime soon. Arab societies are just too conservative. Even fax machines were banned until recently under Hafez Assad's rule. Yet with an end to Mr. Assad's 30-year reign,...
New Digs Are Just a Few Clicks Away
Ah, the delights of apartment hunting. Who among us, fresh out of school, didn't spend a leisurely Sunday trying to remember if w/w meant wall-to-wall carpet or whitewall tires? And after seeing apartments described as "intimate," and then looking...
On Birth Control: Does UN Help or Harm Women?
Your June 6 editorial "Women's progress" declares that religious tradition "will have to give way" to women's rights as understood by the United Nation's World Conference on Women in Beijing. Given that much of humanity belongs to one of two religious...
Providing Healthcare for All Kids ; San Jose, Calif., May Become First to Offer Universal Coverage. Willother Cities Try It?
Known for its technology innovations, this Silicon Valley city could soon plow some new ground in public policy, too. Fueled by grass-roots advocacy, broad political appeal, and dollars from the 1998 landmark national tobacco settlement, San Jose could...
Smiles and Cherries Still Blossom
Washington, D.C., my home for the past couple of years, has the most magnificent collection of cherry blossoms in the world, to my mind. No sight can compare with the vast circle of every shade of delicate pink that surrounds the Tidal Basin for a few...
'Stealth' Ads Revive Efforts to Change Election-Finance Laws ; on the Hill, Lawmakers Grapple with a Measure to Regulate the New Cashcows of the 2000 Election Season
You're a political candidate catching a quick bite before the first event of the day, and you notice a campaign-style ad on TV with your picture in it. It could be praising you. It could be trashing you. The point is, you likely have no idea where it...
Sure You're Secure? How to Spot Flaws in A.401K
Between 30 million and 40 million workers sleep well at night, knowing that regardless of how well the US Social Security system holds up, there is always a fallback position: the money in their good ol' contributory retirement plans. Indeed, 401(k)...
The Mideast without the 'Lion' ; Even as Syria Moved to Appoint a New Leader Yesterday, Hafez Al- Assad'spassing Added Uncertainty in the Region
The death of Syria's President Hafez al-Assad and the likely passing of the mantle to his son, Bashar, underscore deep and fundamental changes occurring across the Arab world. Mr. Assad is the fourth in a generation of old-guard rulers to bequeath their...
The Unseen Masters Behind Japanese Prints
Looking at Hokusai's "Weeping Cherry and Bullfinch," with its sensitive precision of line, it is easy to forget that a traditional Japanese print never came directly from the artist's hand, like a drawing. These woodblock prints were produced by a band...
Today's Story Line
An opportunity to thaw the last cold war standoff. Leaders of North and South Korea meet for the first time tomorrow. With the passing of Syria's President Hafez al-Assad, the Israel- Syria peace track is likely to be put on hold. Mexico's main leftist...
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Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will represent Washington tomorrow at the funeral of Syrian President Hafez al-Assad, the White House announced. President Clinton, upon receiving news of his death Saturday, described him as an "open and straightforward"...
Valuing Family Time over Wealth
Do working mothers invest significantly less time in their children than at-home mothers? That is the question University of Maryland sociologist Suzanne Bianchi recently posed in an address to the Population Association of America. In a provocative...
Want a Plan to Shout about? 'Max It Out'
Take the company match and run! Over time, you might make a small fortune. Gio Mallard did it. And so did Knute Iwaszko. Both have portfolios of more than $1 million. And in each case, the contributory-retirement plan was a key element in pushing those...
What's the Connection? ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
In a surprise move, the 2000 Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion was recently awarded to Freeman Dyson - a physicist. Never in its 28-year history has the highest award for "advancing the understanding of God or spirituality" been given to a scientist....
What We Learned from the Air ; Life Lessons on the Human Condition, Kindness, and Home
I look at the sky differently now. It's not up there somewhere, a bowl of blue or a soft ceiling of inconsequential clouds. Rather, it's a robust environment in which to operate, a playground and a testing ground, a place to be. I look at the globe...
Why He Wants 'One of the Toughest Jobs in America' ; Former Gov. Roy Romer Will Put Ideas on Reform into Practice as L.A.'Sschools Chief
He has 18 grandchildren. He grew up in a town of 800 people and tried his hand at farming before becoming a lawyer, and then a politician who wound up as a three-term governor of the state of Colorado. Now, at an age when many men are happily into retirement,...
Women Join Hands in Efforts to Eliminate War ; Some 10,000 Women Gathered at the UN Last Week to Discuss Advances Andsetbacks since Beijing
In times of war, television cameras inevitably capture images of mothers crying over their losses. But if Mary Okumu has her way, pictures of women as peacebrokers will become just as common. Undaunted by statistics on rape, violence, and inequality,...