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 21, 2000

A Graduate's Postscript ; A Burned Draft Card Tucked in a Professor's Book Is a Lesson of the Heart, Renewed with Each Commencement Season
As the bittersweet graduation season comes around each year, I remember David Mossner. The last time I saw him was at a Cornell University commencement in the late 1960s - the Vietnam War era in which graduation held an ominous portent for young men...
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Arms-Control Landmark in Legal Cross-Hairs ; New Technology and New Threats Spur Calls to Revise or Abandon the ABM Treaty
For almost three decades it has stood strong, often under attack, but always prevailing in the end. Yet time appears to be catching up with the 1972 Antiballistic Missile Treaty, once considered a cornerstone of arms control between the United States...
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A Story Is Worth a Thousand Pictures
While grown-ups commonly associate being told a story with childhood, they are increasingly realizing that stories, like Rice Krispies treats, are not just for kids. Most people never outgrow the love of hearing a good story, whether it is an anecdote...
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Behind the Scenes with TV's Own Mr. Fix-It
If American homeowners could tackle a remodeling project with one other person, Norm Abram might be the choice of millions. Through years of sharing his knowledge with viewers of public television, he has become America's best-known carpenter and woodworker,...
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Beijing Reunification Priority: Get US Troops out of S. Korea ; as US Eases Sanctions on North Korea This Week, China Pushes for a Demilitarized Peninsula
After playing a major role in persuading North Korean leader Kim Jong Il to hold an inter-Korean summit, China is quietly stepping up calls for the United States to withdraw its troops from the South. "China doesn't want to see North Korea absorbed...
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Big Wedding in Brazil Big House ; 'Do You Take This Man for Richer, for Poorer ... in Prison or Free?' These Brides Do
In Carandiru, the biggest prison complex in Latin America, chaos is a way of life. Jailbreaks are common, and riots take place every few days. Three months ago, security officers discovered 50 pounds of dynamite in a cell. Overcrowding is so bad that...
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Car Craze Takes Americans Back to the Future
It looks like it could be Al Capone's weekend car. With its wide, waffle-iron front grill and flat back, all it lacks are doors that open backward and a rumble seat. But this is no relic. Everyone from high-schoolers in Skechers to sentimental seniors...
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Decline of 'Safety Net' Mentality? ; Candidates' Plans to Alter the US Retirement System Show How Attitudes Are Changing
After decades of being the sole guarantor of retirement security for millions of Americans, the federal government seems poised to shift some of this weighty responsibility onto individuals - and the free market. Such a move - now backed in concept...
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YOU'RE CONFUSING THE ISSUE When an Internet giant is as popular as Yahoo! it can afford to ignore an obscure, foreign-based Web site that requires a password for admission, right? Apparently not. From Bangkok comes word that Thai authorities are under...
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Haley Welcomes a Baby Brother - with Smiles
My niece jan was a divorced, single mother with a five-year-old daughter, Haley, when she met Bill.Ourfamily wasimpressedfrom the beginning with Bill'senthusiasticacceptance of Jan's daughter.The three became devoted companions, and their love grew when...
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'Hey, Did I Tell You the One About.'
My younger brother is chief storyteller in the family. He can take events from his life and weave a tale guaranteed to make relatives weep with laughter. When we were growing up, this skill was a source of frustration to me for two reasons: One, my...
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Home Design, by the Book
The most comfortable rooms in any house are always the most simple. So says Terence Conran, British designer and furnituremaker. As founder of the international chain of Habitat furniture stores (now owned by Ikea), his name is familiar to many. And...
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Internet Age vs. Industrial Revolution ; Computers Have Changed the World, but Is Their Impact Truly Bringing about a New Economic Era?
The cartoon is a pointed one. It shows several office workers seated before their computers. One is downloading a new version of the videogame Space Kombat. Another is e-mailing a boyfriend. The third is browsing fall fashions. The headline says simply:...
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More Method, Less Madness ; ACTING UP
It's amazing. How on earth have I managed to get where I am today (where am I today?) without having had a "super objective"? Without having even heard of a super objective. Not that everyone is actually endowed with super objectives. They are a privilege...
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Our Friendship Hops Along
In spring, 10-year-old Megan's fancy lightly turned to thoughts of ... amphibians. All winter, I'd been tutoring her in reading. But then one warm Thursday morning, she turned the library tables on me with an earnest petition: "Can you help me catch...
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People Smuggling, Global Scourge ; European Leaders Wrestle with How to Respond to the Discovery June 19 of 58 Bodies in Dover, England
The deaths of 58 illegal Chinese immigrants, who suffocated in a truck bound for Britain last weekend, are reigniting debate over immigration in Europe like no other recent event. The tragedy is exposing the gaping holes in border security and asylum...
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Pleasures of Reading on the Road
It's that time of year for vacationers everywhere. Itineraries are set. Hotels or cottages have been booked. Airline tickets are in hand. Now suitcases lie open on the bed, ready for packing. Decisions loom large on two fronts: what to wear and what...
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Presidential Challenge: Fix UN
Neither of the current presidential candidates have as yet given more than fleeting attention to international affairs. That is too bad because, as the London Economist says, "foreign policy is one of the few things where being president matters." ...
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Public Prayer in Its Place ; Supreme Court Straightens the Church-State Wall
The issue is heartfelt on both sides: Some parents want to uplift their children through public prayer at government-run schools, while other parents fear their children might be forced to accept someone else's religious beliefs. But the US Supreme...
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Rwandan Social Structure Evolves ; with Men the Primary Victims in the '94 Genocide, Women Have More Responsi- Bilities Now. A New Law Will Give Them Inheritance Rights
Ancilla Abondibana is not unlike most Rwandans: She's worried about how her banana trees and cassava plants are faring and wonders how she'll manage to raise the four grandchildren left in her care after the country's genocide seven years ago. But this...
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Soft-Shell Crabs: Scary, Perhaps, Delicious for Sure
I admit to a certain perverse pleasure in serving unsuspecting guests some weird, eyebrow-raising foods on occasion, and especially delight when their initial touch of horror turns to love at first bite - usually. Sauted Calves' Brains in Black Butter...
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Solving Unsolved Mysteries ; Originally Printed as an Editorial in the Christian Science Sentinel
How did the universe start? How did life begin? What is consciousness? These are among the questions that a report in The Wall Street Journal suggested "we may never answer" ("Unsolved mysteries," Jan. 1, 2000). Even though some scientists characterize...
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The View on This Scenic Highway Gets Better after Dark ; Las Vegas Boulevard Last Week Was Named an All-American Road. It's the First Time That a Strip of Neon and Kitsch Has Won the Distinction
The most recent addition to the exclusive list of All-American Roads has one unusual distinction: You can see it better after the sun goes down. Sure, California's Route 1 along Big Sur offers breathtaking views of briny coasts and twisting cypress,...
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Today's Story Line
The deaths of 58 Chinese being smuggled in a truck point to the scope of human trafficking today. European leaders pledged to work more diligently and closely on immigration issues. Quote of note: "The profit these criminals can make by smuggling humans...
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True Tales & the Gift of Gab ; Contemporary Storytellers Give Voice to a Community's Past and Bring Together a New Generation of Listeners
For generations, the heart of Bethlehem, Pa., was steel. When the blue flame went out at the last steel factory five years ago, the town wanted to commemorate its steelworkers by leaving behind more than just factory silhouettes. So they brought storyteller...
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USA
The US trade deficit, after setting records earlier this year, posted a decline of 0.4 percent to $30.4 billion in April, the Commerce Department reported. Imports fell for the first time in 15 months, reflecting a drop in crude-oil prices that has proved...
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When in Halifax, Spare the Deodorant
There's something about an Aqua Velva man, the ad used to say. That something almost got Gary Falkenham, a student at Duncan MacMillan High School in Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia, charged with criminal assault in April. MacMillan, like an estimated 80...
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When It Comes to Roses, You've Gotta Name Names ; Diggin' It
Despite what you may have read - or even experienced - growing beautiful roses isn't difficult. What's the secret? Learn to avoid picky performers. Casual gardeners generally choose a rose because of the way the flowers look in a catalog photo or on...
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World
Following through on its threat issued last week, Israel's Shas Party formally resigned from the coalition government, leaving Prime Minister Ehud Barak with a minority in parliament. The move, which under law will not take effect for 48 hours, also...
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