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 August 6, 1998

Americans: Adultery Still Wrong
Go, and sin no more."Like Jesus in the biblical story of the woman caught in adultery, most Americans think marital infidelity is wrong - but forgivable.But whether it involves one's own life or that of a public figure looked to for leadership, the issue...
Did Rockefeller Start out like This?
What do you want to do this summer? we asked our children not long ago. Go to camp? Take swimming lessons? Lie on your back and make cloud animals in your mind? None of the above, our son and daughter answered. We want to make money.They are 7. They...
Diving Back : An Atlas to Atlantis
IMAGINING ATLANTISBy Richard EllisAlfred A. Knopf322 pp., $27.50ATLANTIS DESTROYEDBy Rodney CastledenRoutledge225 pp., $35Atlantis, the fabled continent lost beneath the sea, has fired the imaginations of men and women down through the centuries. Like...
Drivers, Boot Up Your Engines
It may look like a car, but that's actually a four-wheeled computer you're driving.The electronic processing power in today's cars is equivalent to "several high-end multi-processors," says Chuck Powers, an engineering manager at Motorola in Austin,...
Finding Answers Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
Did you ever wonder where God was when soldiers were being killed in war; when tornadoes wreaked havoc; when jumbo jets crashed; when famine wiped out huge populations?One man discovered in the wilderness long ago that God was not in earthquake, wind,...
Investors Ask: How Now, Dow? Tuesday's Slip Is Seen as a 'Normal Correction' by Most Analysts. Its Effects on the Economy Remain to Be Seen
Is Wall Street finally coming back to Earth?Stock prices, after blasting into orbit over the past three years, are finally reentering the atmosphere. And, as investors know after Tuesday's 299.43 point drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, it's a...
Jewish Settlers' Killing Shows Land Claim's Depth West Bank Ambush Yesterday Threatens to Further Delay Any Talks on Israel's Withdrawal
Shlomo Livman and Harel Binoun were guarding the West Bank Jewish settlement of Yitzhar, just outside the Palestinian city of Nablus, when they were killed early yesterday.In what appears to have been a planned ambush, their pickup truck was riddled...
Lamppost Notices: Clues to a Continent Series: Crossing Europe: Moscow to Paris,
As I traveled from city to city I kept my eye on lampposts and jotted down the sorts of things that private citizens were offering or looking for through the flyers, handwritten advertisements, and other notices they had posted.These turned out to reveal...
Letters
Martha Stewart: Paragon or Annoyance?In the opinion piece "Oh, Yeah? Well, Yo' Mama is Martha Stewart" (July 27), I really wanted to sympathize with the author's defense of Martha Stewart as a paragon of home veneration. I agree that in American culture...
'Look West for Savoir-Vivre,' Says Everyone from the East Traveling East to West over a Changing Continent, Our Correspondent Looks at What 'European' Means. Sixth of Seven Parts. Series: Crossing Europe: Moscow to Paris,
All the way from Moscow to Paris - in the cities and villages, among educated people and simpler folk - I heard the same refrain: Whatever lies to the west is better.Among the cigarette-smuggling women at the Belarussian-Polish border, that feeling was...
Management's Role in Fostering Creativity
Jerry Hirshberg left General Motors in 1980 after 16 years to found Nissan Design International (NDI), Nissan Motors' US design studio, in La Jolla, Calif., where he is now president.The Monitor interviewed him in New York at an unprecedented presentation...
No Way to Get out, except to Get On
Back home, I could have said, "No. No, I don't want to ride a camel! You youngsters go ahead; I'll just stay here and watch."This wasn't the Griffith Park Zoo, however. This was New Delhi. My nephew's son was celebrating his fifth birthday, and camel...
One Tough Job Interview
The job was mine if I made it through a final interview. I had to pass muster with the supervisor I would report to. Her first question was completely unexpected:"What is your philosophy of giving?"This was not a skills test. The query transcended simple...
Pioneering Off-Earth NASA's 40-Year Adventure
Space-age children take an awesome lifestyle for granted. Satellites bring the world to their TV screens. They enjoy top-down views of continent-spanning and ocean-spanning weather. They explore other planets vicariously via space-faring video robots....
Reining in China's Army
In China, the Army has long been more than simply a defense force. It has been the embodiment of the revolution, the people's Army, a powerful player in the Communist system. More recently, the Army has found a new role in China's ever more capitalistic...
Serving the Rest of America: Regional Airlines Take off Attracting Neglected Travelers in Search of Convenience, Small Airlines Are Finding Market Niches
Travelers from Baton Rouge to Shreveport, La., once had two choices: four hours by car or six hours by plane with a layover in Dallas.Not anymore. As of January, twice a day Monday through Friday two 19-seat carriers fly from Shreveport's Downtown Municipal...
The Man Who Could Be Arafat
As Israelis and Palestinians joust over Israel's expected West Bank withdrawal, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has been sending the usual emissaries.What's unusual is who else Mr. Arafat's been sending, and who's been left out.Col. Mohammed Dahlan,...
The News in Brief
The USA House panel is to vote today on whether Attorney General Janet Reno should be cited for contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over memos from her top investigators recommending an outside prosecutor look into campaign-finance abuses. Calling...
Troubled Teens Search for Love and Direction
MARCHLANDSBy Karla KubanScribner272 pp., $23THE COCKFIGHTERBy Frank ManleyCoffee House Press210 pp., $19.95What's it like to be 15 years old, living on a 1,000-acre sheep ranch in Wyoming during the Vietnam War with your unstable, alcoholic mother and...
US Prisons - under Pressure - Show Increase in Violence New Study Reports Extent of Prison Population Growth, along with Increase in Attacks from Both Inmates and Guards. Series: Attica Prison in New York Has Had Its Share of Trouble. Last Weekend, Prisoners Were Confined to Their Cells after Several Guards Were Attacked. in 1971, It Was the Site of One of the Worst Riots in US History. BY MARJORIE COEYMAN
With inmates like Charles Manson and Sirhan Sirhan, California's Corcoran State Prison was destined for notoriety when it opened for business 10 years ago.But when seven inmates were shot dead by guards in the early 1990s, it earned a reputation no one...
Virtual Faith: The Gen-X Quest for Meaning We're Not Spiritual Slackers - but Spirituality without Religion Risks Being a Harmful Idolatry of Individualism
Perhaps it's not America's third Great Awakening, but something of a spiritual revival is at work in our so-called Generation X. The popular culture of my generation is awash in religious imagery, expressing a widespread spiritual quest on the part of...
White House, Congress Play 'Shutdown' Politics Spending Bills Run out Sept. 30. No One Wants to Be Seen as Stalling Government as Fall Elections Loom
While the allegations surrounding President Clinton and former White House intern Monica Lewinsky command center stage in Washington, another major political drama may be unfolding in the shadow of the White House intrigue.The Clinton administration...
Women Find Joy in Giving
When Kay Ballard was a lawyer in Ohio specializing in estate planning, she knew many affluent and powerful women with very good jobs. Yet a majority of those women, she discovered, had never written a check as large as $50 to support a charitable cause...