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 19, 2000

A Case for Fast, Cheap, 'Wired' Investing
If Charles Carlson represents the traditional long-term way to acquire wealth, Christos Cotsakos personifies the take- no- prisoners, rip-and-zip approach of the Internet world. Mr. Cotsakos is chairman and CEO of E*Trade, one of the new pillars of...
Cash in on What You Already Own
Finding lost money. For most, it happens during a hunt under a sofa cushion or stumbling on a dollar on the street. Yet much larger unclaimed assets are waiting to be recovered, such as a forgotten bank account, uncollected paycheck, or utility deposit...
Central Park Attacks on Women - Is MTV to Blame? ; in Wake of the New York Rampage, Psychologists Take a Closer Look at Mass Media That Link Sex and Violence
As police in New York continue to round up young men suspected of harassing and groping almost 50 women near Central Park, Carl Taylor is horrified, but not surprised by the base and indecent mob assaults. Professor Taylor, who has studied everything...
Eritrea and Ethiopia Call a Truce
Ethiopia and Eritrea signed a landmark peace agreement yesterday to cease hostilities immediately in their devastating two-year-old border war. The accord came after more than two weeks of talks here. It was orchestrated under the auspices of the Organization...
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OH, WELL, IT WAS A FUN IDEA The year was 1969, but already Judy Rosenberry was thinking about the new century ahead. She had her class at Post Elementary School in Westminster, Calif., put together a time capsule of predictions about the future. A jar...
Finding 'Off Brand' Bargains
Many consumers like buying well-known brands because quality is - usually - guaranteed. But with a little online research, you can find cheaper, lesser-known products that often work as well. And you can find them at really good prices. Step 1: Identify...
How 'Regular Joes' Hit the $1 Million Mark
Financial analyst Charles Carlson may be the financial guru to small investors. But not all of Mr. Carlson's clients are still modest investors. Many can now be found in the ranks of the millionaire's club. Millionaires, in fact, are the subjects of...
Indians Pick Up Strange Custom: Time Off
P. B. Singh strolls idly down the promenade at this crowded mountain retreat, past displays of trinkets from Tibet, shawls from Kashmir, and even a Swiss-style coffeehouse. At 75 degrees F., the cool Himalayan air is a welcome contrast to 106-degree...
Is Faith a Government Tool? ; Bush, Gore Diffaer on Who Will Run the Social Safety Net
Voters might well be alert to how the two main presidential candidates differ on a growing movement to use religious groups to administer social services. (See lead story on page 1.) Gov. George W. Bush largely defines his "compassionate conservatism"...
Juneteenth ; American Democracy in Theory and Practice
Today some Americans will be celebrating their independence a bit early. That's because June 19th marks the day slaves in Texas first heard of their freedom under the Emancipation Proclamation. The curious thing about "Juneteenth," as black Americans...
Kids and Smut on the Web
If anyone needed a reminder that cyberspace is not a place for children to roam at will, a report just delivered to Congress should have provided it. More than 5,000 regular Web users, ages 10 to 17, were surveyed. Nearly 1 in 5 said they had experienced...
More States Step in as Product-Safety Czars ; N.Y.'S Call for Self-Extinguishing Cigarettes Shows States' Power to Bring National Change
When New York's lawmakers recently mandated that cigarettes sold in the state after 2003 must be fire-safe, they knew the move could have implications far beyond Albany. Since tobacco companies are unlikely to make separate cigarettes just for New York,...
My Organizer Gets Taken for a Ride
Take my advice. If you're going to leave all your worldly goods in the back of something and walk away, make it a London taxi. Of course I don't actually advise this at all. It's not an act calculated to make one's day more mellifluent. And, as with...
New Friends ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
'A friend loveth at all times," says a verse from Proverbs in the Bible, "and a brother is born for adversity" (l7:17). This verse suggests that qualities such as brotherly love, consistency, loyalty, compassion, forgiveness - spiritual in nature because...
New Friends ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
'A friend loveth at all times," says a verse from Proverbs in the Bible, "and a brother is born for adversity" (l7:17). This verse suggests that qualities such as brotherly love, consistency, loyalty, compassion, forgiveness - spiritual in nature because...
Off the Cuff ; Leaders in the World of Business Share Their Thoughts on the Way We Work, Spend, and Prepare for the Future
Building a brand can be easy if you're BMW or Mercedes. But what if you're selling a commodity with subtle qualities that ordinary consumers can't easily recognize? That's a problem Glenn Rothmann faced in 1996 when he created Di- Star Ltd. Last year,...
Picking Away at Labels
At the Connecticut private school where I spent some time 20 years ago, Brooks Brothers Oxford shirts were about as key for social acceptance as No. 2 pencils were for the SATs. Cotton, for that rumpled look. Were they straighter-stitched or more durable...
Placido Domingo and Me
The opportunity to sing at Carnegie Hall under the baton of Leopold Stokowski lay before me. The day prior to the event, the music teacher at school gathered us together for the final rehearsal. As we sang the familiar words about a barge-pulling mule...
Seeking a Socially Responsible Small Cap
Q I am 42, divorced and childless. I have a Roth IRA in addition to a deferred-compensation fund and a retirement plan. My Roth IRA is currently in Berger Small Company Growth Fund, but I am planning to move it to a socially responsible aggressive fund,...
Shelf Awareness ; What's in a Brand Name? Quality, Sometimes. but It Pays to Determine If a Label Is Worth the Added Cost
Ever since manufacturers began slapping their names on products, certain names have created consumer magic. Say "Rolls-Royce" or "Macintosh" or "Rolex" and everybody forms an image. Good brands aren't always pricey. Shopping at Target suggests good quality...
Social Security vs. Stock
Social Security has frequently been declared by stock market enthusiasts to be a poor investment compared with stocks. Using a simple savings account analogy, they have determined that while Social Security's rate of return was once on the order of 5...
Tense Vote This Week in Zimbabwe ; with Five Days Left before Parliamentary Elections, President Mugabe Is Block-Ing Opposition Campaigns
Aloyis Mudzingwa's campaign supporters sometimes do their work by moonlight. In his rural Zimbabwe constituency, they covertly paint his name on large rocks by the side of the road. And as they drive through the streets, his campaign workers hurl election...
The London Cabbie's Long Road
London taxi drivers have the kind of rigorous training that you might think is reserved for a Tibetan monk or a medieval goldsmith. The job is virtually a calling. The drivers, all 23,000 of them, are in this and other respects a breed apart. To visit...
Third Parties as Antidote to Corporate Power
Your June 15 editorial on the lack of third-party access to presidential debates is particularly important to me since I learned recently that the Commission on Presidential Debates, which sets the rules on who may participate, is a private foundation,...
Today's Story Line
Politics knows no borders. How else do you explain two candidates for the Mexican Congress who live in the US? Rural tensions make campaigning in Zimbabwe difficult and dangerous. But with elections less than a week away, parliamentary opposition candidates...
Two Kindred Courts Break Legal Ground ; Echoing High Court Shifts, One Appeals Panel Is Nudging the Law to the Right
The federal appeals court in Richmond, Va., is emerging as a cutting-edge testing ground for conservative legal theories that only a few years ago seemed radical and almost unthinkable to liberal legal analysts. Today, many of them are the law of the...
USA
Missing nuclear secrets apparently resurfaced at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, prompting Congress and the Department of Energy to reconsider security procedures. Two computer hard drives containing highly classified data, discovered missing...
Violence Up as Border Bristles with Guns ; Tensions on the Border Are Rising as the Ranks of the Border Patrol Grow, and US Ranchers Take Up Arms
When Border Patrol agent Robert Mossman arrives at a busy illegal crossing point along the Rio Grande in his Ford Excursion, he knows that - if he finds someone - he'll likely be outnum-bered, sometimes 100 to 1. What's more, if these individuals are...
War on Poverty Enlists Churches ; Congress and the Presidential Candidates Look to Faith-Based Groups to Pick Up for the Shrinking US Government
Forty years after government took over responsibility for solving America's social ills, it is increasingly turning that job back to a traditional source of solace to the poor and needy: churches and other faith-based groups. The trend, which began...
What Carmakers Learned from Consumers about Branding
Want to know how to spend too much for an Isuzu SUV in one easy lesson? Trot down and buy one from your local Honda dealer. Honda buys Rodeo SUVs from Isuzu and "rebadges" them as Honda Passports. The trusted name can add $2,000 or more to the sticker...
Where Mexico's Voters Are: Here ; Mexicans in the US Draw Campaigners for July Elections
Eddie Varn Levy is a young Los Angeles economist and legal consultant. He is also running for Congress. Sound like just another story about Hispanics in American politics? Not exactly. You see Mr. Varn is a candidate for Congress in Mexico, just like...
Why 'Competitive Power' Generates Few Bargains
Lots of Americans switch telephone companies, especially when they get a good deal. But relatively few householders, if they have a choice, are selecting a new electricity supplier. How come? No bargains. "The competitive marketplace has not produced...
World
Phone calls lasting until 4 a.m. local time by Secretary of State Albright failed to keep the leaders of Lebanon's government from rejecting UN certification that Israeli troops had completely vacated their former border security zone. Prime Minister...