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 September 16, 1998

Advice from a Seasoned Flea-Market Shopper Interview - Rachel Ashwell
During a career spent hunting home-decorating treasures at flea markets, Rachel Ashwell has learned numerous lessons - sometimes the hard way. Such as the time she bought an armoire that fell off the back of her Jeep on the way home."It's just so tempting,"...
Africa's 'Sold' Children Find a Rescuer at Last
Finally someone noticed.For 12 long months - receiving whippings and threats but no pay - Hamadou Kane sweated in strangers' cornfields near the Ivory Coast town of Bouafle. A friend, Daouda Sangare, had been doing the same work even longer, 19 months.Until...
An Abstract Spareness That Demands A Leap of Imagination
"There's nothing to say. They say it all," wrote American art dealer Betty Parsons about artists in the Orient. Her paradox might equally apply to the work of occidental (English, but Scotland-based) artist Philip Reeves. His collage "Japanese Allotment"...
A New World Order Americans and Europeans Both Favor a Stronger EU
Though its steps are halting, the European Union continues to move toward becoming a unified and independent actor on the world scene. Eleven countries have committed to unifying their currencies and Europeans increasingly aim to unify their foreign...
Capital's Other, Undone, Work If the President's Authority Is Weakened by Starr Report, Will He Become More Submissive or More Assertive with Congress?
On Capitol Hill, the Kenneth Starr report has cast a thick pall over Congress as it grapples with the recommendation that President Clinton face impeachment proceedings.But the nation's business beckons. Less than a month remains before Congress's planned...
Child Suspects: Thin Ice for Cops Blacks Say Chicago Police Relied on Stereotypes, Not Facts, in Child Murder Case
Remember the two black Chicago boys, ages 7 and 8, who made headlines for being accused of killing a girl for her bike?Well, contrary to what many expected, they weren't convicted and hustled off to jail. They were set free after a routine lab check...
Confrontation as Conservation A New Mexico Environmentalist Is Pugnacious - and Effective Series: An Occasional Series on Individuals Who Ignite Change in Their Community
Talking about freshwater sturgeon ignites Sam Hitt. He changes from being a calm, tenacious environmentalist to a kind of Carl Sagan gusher when he describes the vanished fish and its habitat."You can't believe what an artery of life the Rio Grande was...
Family Caregivers - 'Everyday Heroes' Need Help
Until nine years ago, Carol Levine identified herself by three roles: wife, mother, medical ethicist. Then her husband was severely injured in an automobile accident. Ever since, she has been caring for him at home, adding a fourth role - family caregiver.As...
Fenced in by Neighbors, Digging Up Canna Lily Bulbs
Q. The neighbors behind and on both sides of my yard have built tall privacy fences. Can I do anything to my side of the fence, such as paint it or hang objects from it, like a hammock?- A.S.,Providence, R.I.A. If talking to your neighbor doesn't work,...
Furnishing by Flea Market When It Comes to Decorating Your Home, Nothing Beats the Thrill of the Hunt for Secondhand Goods
Susan Bobbitt describes her Overton, Texas, home decor as "classic garage sale." For her, buying used furniture and household items is a kick, especially when it means visiting the sprawling Brimfield Antique Show in central Massachusetts.Despite the...
Global Rescue Squad
All the financial heavyweights are weighing in. First the finance ministers and central bankers of the seven top industrial nations heard pleas in London for a coordinated lowering of interest rates.Then the heaviest of those heavyweights, Americans...
Good Sportsmanship and Mr. Sorehead
I'm not gonna play this game any more!"For the third time, my five-year-old son had approached the winning stretch in Chutes and Ladders only to be catapulted back to Square 58. He stomped off and sulked.I knew he wanted me to call out, "Come back! You...
In the Peace Process Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
The week this article is being written, peace negotiations are in the headlines once again.Reading through the various news reports on peace efforts in the Middle East and Africa, I've found that it's easy to appreciate, even from a distance, the resolve,...
Isn't It Time to Take a Break for Breakfast? You Can Save a Good Breakfast for a Time When the Whole Family Can Enjoy It, like Dinner, or Weekend Mornings
Breakfast has grown legs. "Food on the move" is now the name of the game, and sales of the less time-efficient breakfast foods are losing ground. It seems that a stationary bowl of cereal doesn't cut it any more.Portable eats, Pop-Tarts, bagels, muffins,...
Nigeria Litmus Test for Change
The Clinton administration has rushed to embrace Nigeria's new military general Abdulsalam Abubakar following his pledge to return the country to democratic rule next year. Lost in Washington's overtures to the new military strongman, however, has been...
People Tell How to Do with Less
In Valentina Zefirova's Moscow household, the economic crisis has trickled down to the family cat: Instead of canned pet food, Kesha now eats a more affordable homemade porridge.Japanese tax accountant Yuko Tsukamoto is cutting back on small luxuries.Korean...
Peril of Declining Values and President as Cipher
The presidency of William Jefferson Clinton is effectively at an end. No matter whether he remains in the White House or goes, his capacity to negotiate meaningfully with Congress, his ability to represent the United States forcefully with foreign leaders,...
Play It by the Rules
The United States is a nation of laws and respect for the law. A good deal of that respect comes from faith that, in most cases, the justice system works fairly and that the government must follow due process in attempting to convict a defendant.President...
Roaming Refugees Tilt Fragile Balkans Montenegro Sends Kosovo Refugees to Albania, Widening Regional Tension
They are the refugees nobody seems to want: some 3,200 ethnic Albanians who fled their homes in Kosovo, bounced from one village to another, then fled from Serbia to Montenegro, and finally were deported to Albania, where internal unrest has flared.They...
Signs of Erosion in US Military Readiness Memo to Army Chief of Staff Warns That Long-Term Ability to Defend Is under Threat
Flying daily patrols over the volatile Persian Gulf, pilots in Air Force Gen. Hal Hornburg's command are among the more than 250,000 American troops overseas as part of what the Pentagon calls "the tip of the spear."The leading edge of United States...
Small-Town Iowa: A Parents' Paradise
On a late summer day in Iowa - one of those days when some locals swear they can actually hear the corn grow - Gretchen Laub and her teenage daughter, Sarah, splatter almost as much paint on themselves as they do on the old garage they're converting...
The News in Brief
The USYet another poll indicated most Americans believe President Clinton should not resign or be impeached - and give him high marks for job performance. In the Los Angeles Times survey, 41 percent said Congress should drop the matter completely, 34...
To Each His Own Shovel Series: A Weekly Series on a Municipal Garden in Glasgow, Scotland
Red straightens up. "That's the best part of gardening!" He appraises a strip of dark earth, a fresh and weed-free swath of large, satisfactory clods. Yesterday this ground was lost in an indeterminate wallowing of potato stalks and foliage."Digging?""Digging."I...
Two Mistrials Shed Light on a Cryptic Crime - Jury Tampering
Most citizens summoned to the local courthouse for mandatory jury duty consider it as either an opportunity to play an essential role in the justice system or the civic equivalent of Chinese water torture.But not all jurors see it in those terms. Apparently,...
Walk the Talk
Have you had The Talk yet?No, not the birds and bees parley (although it may lead to that). The Clinton Talk.A conversation with a child about private acts. A discussion about honesty. About leadership. About adultery. About forgiveness.Most of us would...