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 3, 1998

America's 'Era of Good Feeling' an Iowa Farm Town Reflects a Weary Optimism throughout the Land as Americans Head into the July 4 Weekend
When Gregg Frost stands at the plate and sends a high fly ball to center field, he feels more than the crack of the bat: He connects with a renewed sense of optimism.He and his daughter and two friends traveled all the way from Oletha, Kan., to come...
America's 'Era of Good Feeling' an Iowa Farm Town Reflects a Weary Optimism throughout Theland as Americans Head into the July 4 Weekend
When Gregg Frost stands at the plate and sends a high fly ballto center field, he feels more than the crack of the bat: He connects witha renewed sense of optimism.He and his daughter and two friends traveled all the way fromOletha, Kan., to come to...
California Joins Movement to Restrict Teenage Driving New 'Graduated Licensing System' Spreads, and Will Soon Be in 22 States
For teenage drivers in a growing number of states, when Mom or Dad hand over the keys to the car, they're also more likely to be coming along for the ride.California this week became the latest, and largest, addition to a movement making it tougher for...
California Joins Movement to Restrict Teenage Driving New 'Graduated Licensing System' Spreads, and Will Soon Bein 22 States
For teenage drivers in a growing number of states, when Mom orDad hand over the keys to the car, they're also more likely to be comingalong for the ride.California this week became the latest, and largest, additionto a movement making it tougher for...
Christians Blast Anti-Blasphemy Law in Pakistan
When a Roman Catholic bishop killed himself recently to protestPakistan's use of the death sentence for those found to have insultedIslam, he focused world attention on the country's tough blasphemy laws.In this largely Muslim country, the law prescribes...
Forging a New S. Africa with Contrition, Mercy Truth and Reconciliation Commission Ended Bulk of Its workJune 30. Some 7,500 People Applied for Amnesty
Limpho Hani is coping. For the moment that is all she will say.But her voice, as taut and neat as her lime-toned suit, resonates with anangry nervousness she won't express in words.Five years ago, Chris Hani, the Communist Party leader whosepopular appeal...
Forging a New S. Africa with Contrition, Mercy Truth and Reconciliation Commission Ended Bulk of Its Work June 30. Some 7,500 People Applied for Amnesty
Limpho Hani is coping. For the moment that is all she will say. But her voice, as taut and neat as her lime-toned suit, resonates with an angry nervousness she won't express in words.Five years ago, Chris Hani, the Communist Party leader whose popular...
Get It Right vs. Make A Splash
Truth is stranger than fiction, except when the truth turns outto be fiction, as it has in several reputable media outlets in recent weeks.Indeed, media fakes seem everywhere today, from a Boston Globecolumnist who concocted sources, to a New Republic...
Indonesia's Next Crisis: Workers on Barricades with 40 Percent of People Facing Poverty, Workers'protests Rise, Alarming the Military
A 15 percent increase in the minimum wage might seem like agratifying result for striking workers.But this is Indonesia, example of Asia's financial crisis atits extreme. Here in the country's second-largest city, many businesses donot pay the minimum...
Indonesia's Next Crisis: Workers on Barricades with 40 Percent of People Facing Poverty, Workers' Protests Rise, Alarming the Military
A 15 percent increase in the minimum wage might seem like a gratifying result for striking workers.But this is Indonesia, example of Asia's financial crisis at its extreme. Here in the country's second-largest city, many businesses do not pay the minimum...
Is There a Leader Who'll Say, 'Sorry'?
On a recent Sunday morning, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, chairmanof the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, delivered a sermon in the DutchReformed Church in Pretoria.During the preceding week, TRC hearings in Cape Town revealed acovert military program...
Kosovo Sign of Times: 'For Sale by Serb Owner' Flouting a Law against Selling to Ethnic Albanians, Serbsbegin Exodus That May Determine Who Owns Kosovo
Ratko Djukic, a Serb, wears dark sunglasses and glancesnervously over his shoulder as he loads all his family's possessions into amoving truck."I'm not fleeing, this is only temporary," he insists, shortlybefore a reporter is pushed away from the scene.Like...
Kosovo Sign of Times: 'For Sale by Serb Owner' Flouting a Law against Selling to Ethnic Albanians, Serbs Begin Exodus That May Determine Who Owns Kosovo
Ratko Djukic, a Serb, wears dark sunglasses and glances nervously over his shoulder as he loads all his family's possessions into a moving truck."I'm not fleeing, this is only temporary," he insists, shortly before a reporter is pushed away from the...
New Find May Provide Insight into Rising Seas Collapse of Antarctic Ice Sheet Long Ago May Be a Precedent for Collapses in the Future
New scientific research indicates that the vast ice sheet covering west Antarctica collapsed into the sea hundreds of thousands of years ago - a discovery that could have major implications for the planet. The precedent of a collapse could mean that...
New Find May Provide Insight into Rising Seas Collapse of Antarctic Ice Sheet Long Ago May Be a Precedentfor Collapses in the Future
New scientific research indicates that the vast ice sheetcovering west Antarctica collapsed into the sea hundreds of thousands ofyears ago - a discovery that could have major implications for the planet. The precedent of a collapse could mean that west...
Power of Forgiveness in South Africa the Truth Commission Gave Amnesty in June to Militants Who Admitted to a Church Massacre
"My wife was sitting by the {church} door, wearing a blue coat. Do you remember it? You shot her."Last year, Dawie Ackerman confronted the black militants who attacked St. James Anglican Church in Cape Town in July 1993 and asked them to tell the truth....
Russians Get by with Barter and 'Pig' Pay as Leaders Debate Yeltsin and Parliament Try to Pass Economic Reform bills.Common Folk Make Do by Bartering Their Goods
Paying coal miners their wages in pork for lack of money mightbe innovative economic thinking.Not paying miners - or doctors, teachers, or soldiers -anything at all for months may lead to economic chaos.Not all Russian workers can do what the managers...
Russians Get by with Barter and 'Pig' Pay as Leaders Debate Yeltsin and Parliament Try to Pass Economic Reform Bills. Common Folk Make Do by Bartering Their Goods
Paying coal miners their wages in pork for lack of money might be innovative economic thinking.Not paying miners - or doctors, teachers, or soldiers - anything at all for months may lead to economic chaos.Not all Russian workers can do what the managers...
'Smuggling' of Firecrackers Sparks Hot Border Disputes Independence Day Means Crossing the Border with Loads of Illegal Celebratory Paraphernalia for Many Patriotic Americans
Every few minutes cars and vans turn off a lonely stretch of highway, drive up a gravel road, and park in front of some brightly colored tents.Their occupants go in, buy the merchandise and exit, paper bags in hand, with contraband.Well, not exactly...
'Smuggling' of Firecrackers Sparks Hot Border Disputes Independence Day Means Crossing the Border with Loads Ofillegal Celebratory Paraphernalia for Many Patriotic Americans
Every few minutes cars and vans turn off a lonely stretch ofhighway, drive up a gravel road, and park in front of some brightly coloredtents.Their occupants go in, buy the merchandise and exit, paper bagsin hand, with contraband.Well, not exactly contraband.The...
The Perils of Testing Teachers Brouhaha Erupts in Massachusetts as 3 in 5 Prospectiveteachers Fail a New Exam
It seems as simple as ABC: People who want to teach childrenshould themselves be able to pass a test on basic grammar and math.In this day of education reform, the idea of testing teachersfor competency has support from an overwhelming proportion of...
The Perils of Testing Teachers Brouhaha Erupts in Massachusetts as 3 in 5 Prospective Teachers Fail a New Exam
It seems as simple as ABC: People who want to teach children should themselves be able to pass a test on basic grammar and math. In this day of education reform, the idea of testing teachers for competency has support from an overwhelming proportion...