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 29, 1998

100 Flicks
'Critics & Slick Hicks Nix Flick Picks!" Walter Huston, we've got a problem - a movie brouhaha, in fact.The American Film Institute's new list of 100 best US movies is proving to be a splendid target for film critics and popcorn spillers alike. Cineastes...
A New Movie Format, a New Controversy
DVD players have barely started arriving in the stores, but already a controversial pay-per-view scheme has some consumers up in arms.The controversy has a familiar ring, one that harks back to the 1970s battle between Beta and VHS formats for videocassette...
A Supreme Court That Suburbia Could Love the Term Ends with Rulings That Reflect Middle-Class Values
At the end of the 1990s the rulings and direction of the US Supreme Court reflect, more than any time in recent decades, an American mainstream set of views and values.Having handed down its 91 opinions this term, including four significant rulings on...
China: After the Great Debate Clinton's Tete-a-Tete with Jiang Saturday Has Chinese Wondering Just How Much Is Now Open for Discussion
All of China seems abuzz over how the unprecedented, live televised debate between the leaders of the world's democratic superpower and of a rapidly rising and evolving Beijing may portend a turning point in Chinese history.In cafes, restaurants, and...
Chinatown's Union Debate in New York, a Chinese Restaurant Joins the Ranks of Garment Sweatshops in a Heated Labor Dispute
The battle to unionize restaurants in New York's sprawling Chinatown is being viewed as crucial to the survival of the low- paid immigrants that make up much of the workforce.The outcome of the union fight at the well-known New Silver Palace, says Peter...
College Texts on Marriage: No Happy Endings
About 2.5 million American couples are expected to marry this year.A good share of them - 225,000 - will take their vows this month, as large numbers of young people graduate from college.Ironically, most brides and grooms who've taken college courses...
DVDs - Now Playing near You
Just as CD players and CD-ROM drives have become standard equipment in audio and computer packages, a new technology has come along that makes CDs look almost primitive.The DVD (digital videodisc or digital versatile disc) promises a new era of high-resolution...
Ethics at the Drive-Thru
Does this describe you?You pull up to the menu in the drive-thru lane at McDonald's and ponder the choices: Big Mac with fries and Coke, Quarter Pounder, or perhaps the tasty chicken sandwich, soaked in grease.The kids in the back seat holler for Happy...
For 'Trip of a Lifetime,' Americans Try Sunny . . . Iran?
All his friends back home in Reno, Nevada, thought he was crazy. But since Trygve Inda was determined to travel to Iran, they asked him to bring back "Down with USA" postcards and pictures of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, leader of Iran's 1979 Islamic...
Healing and the Family Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
The Seventh Annual Family Re-Union Conference, held at Vanderbilt University, focused this year on improving family health care. The conference is noted for discussions that lead to new legislation. This year President Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton...
Iranian Revelations as Press Tests New Freedom
The offices of Iran's newest and most-targeted newspaper hardly look like a den of counter-revolutionaries.In Tehran's green and sometimes opulent northern suburbs, a house has been converted into offices filled with rows of new computers. Outside, a...
Kosovo Rebels Gain, Prospects for Peace Fading Fast US Confirms First Meeting with KLA Leaders as Serbs Beef Up Forces in the Region
Independence fighters from the Kosovo Liberation Army appear to be gradually seizing control of Serbia's southern province.The ethnic Albanian KLA has taken main roads, farming villages, and even one town in Kosovo, of which they now control about 40...
Letters
Basketball Frenzy: Is It Worth the Hype?Regarding Doug Looney's commentary "Michael Jordan: Substance Triumphs Over Style" (June 16): To rain accolades on an oversized kid who is tall enough to simply place the ball in a hoop that has become too low...
Mega-Merger Madness
Last week's announcement of a proposed, $30-plus billion merger of AT&T and cable TV giant Tele-Communications Inc. signals that corporate mergers will likely continue their record pace.But experts note mounting evidence that such mergers bring little,...
Mexican State Holds Clues to Country's Rising Democracy Elections in Chihuahua July 5 May Return the Opposition-Run State to the Ruling Party's Fold
It's election time in Chihuahua. And judging by the parade of bumper stickers around this gritty, upstart industrial city flush with the Texas border, the gubernatorial race is a dead heat between Mexico's opposition National Action Party (PAN) and the...
Mother and Daughter Share A Running Commentary
For more than 20 years, I ran alone on the back roads of New England, on country streets in Connecticut, on campuses in Massachusetts. Then in Vermont and Maine. I was a daily road runner for half my life.But five years ago, I wanted a softer, leafy...
My Father's Heathkit Home for Paul Harvey
I grew up with Paul Harvey. Any lunch-hour conversation with Dad had an automatic intermission in it. We could be talking about anything, including world peace, but when Dad's internal alarm went ding! and he reached for his radio, we swallowed our words...
Personal Finance Q & A
When Insurance Is Worth KeepingQ My husband and I have two small life-insurance policies. My husband's policy has a basic benefit of $2,618, with a cash value of $1,812. My policy has a benefit of $2,632, with a cash value of $1,508. The cash value of...
Plaudits for Impresarios of Next House Inquiry as New Panel Prepares to Probe 'China Connection,' Lawmakers from Both Parties Praise Duo Tapped to Head It
Congressional investigations of alleged White House transgressions have come and gone faster than late-night challengers to Leno and Letterman.There was "The Al D'Amato Show," in which the New York Republican looked into the Whitewater banking scandal....
Seniors Shift to Reverse Loans
When Stanley Brower, a retired graphic designer, had trouble keeping up the $670-a-month mortgage payments on his home in Palm Bay, Fla., he thought of a better idea: Have the bank pay him instead.He signed up for a reverse mortgage from Lincoln Mortgage,...
Shopping for the 'Right' Reasons
Indebted, their credit cards nearly maxed out, Patrick and Darleen Clements felt they were staring at financial ruin seven years ago.Today, they've cleaned up their financial mess by transforming the way they spend.They've become ethical consumers, people...
Speaking out in China
It may be too soon to call President Clinton's news conference with Chinese President Jiang Zemin "historic," as some instantly declared.But if nothing more, Mr. Clinton did what the American people would expect of any president visiting China - he spoke...
The News in Brief
The USSweltering heat was expected to permeate the Midwest today. Commonwealth Edison said it would schedule rolling blackouts to hundreds of Chicago-area neighborhoods if it can't generate or purchase the electricity needed. Last week's shortages prompted...
Wanted: A National Census We Can Count On
Why do millions of people just say "no" to the census form? We pride ourselves on our individuality and spunk. In a nation where each of us is supposed to count for so much, why do so many refuse to be counted?This is a complex problem. Not only congressional...
World Religions Aim to Quell Conflict Religious Leaders Gather at Stanford to Start Global Search for Common Ground
It wasn't quite the embrace felt around the world. But when delegates from Pakistan and India signed a declaration here last week calling for religious dialogue between the two newly nuclear countries there was a sense beneath a large white tent amid...