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 May 5, 1999

A Bailout by Any Other Name
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.Undeterred by the mixed results of recent multilateral financial bailouts (ranging from reasonable success in Mexico to unqualified disaster in Russia), the International Monetary Fund recently proposed yet...
Albania's 'Weird and Twisted' Second Chance
Since the beginning of its military offensive against Serbia, NATO has tirelessly promoted its campaign as one based on humanitarian concern for Kosovo's ethnic Albanians against a brutal Belgrade regime.NATO's Kosovo cause, however, has become as questionable...
Arizona Antidote to Indian Dropout Rates Tucson Charter School Mixes a Classic Curriculum with Native American
A year ago, Harrison Preston was skipping high school, failing classes, and feeling as though he and his teachers weren't connecting.He was one of the few American Indians on campus and very near to following a path taken by one-quarter of all native...
Bridging the Stepparent Divide Stepmoms Are Crucial 'Family Carpenters,' Says a New Study Examining
When Robert Chellis and Sandy Adams married 18 years ago, they each brought two children to the union. Three of the children readily accepted their new stepparents.But Mr. Chellis's 12-year-old son, struggling to accept his parents' divorce, found the...
For Nepal's Women, Hope Flows with Water
Subadhra Rai quietly explains the way it used to be for women and water in this small hillside village north of Kathmandu. "It took us three or four hours each day to bring water from a spring," she says as leader of the village women's group.Using fees...
Getting to the Root of the Annual Waiting Game
My neighbor looked down in dismay at the three-inch French marigold she had recently transplanted. It was a frilly mound of deep green leaves but where there should have been ruffled orange flowers - not even a bud."It's not doing anything," she said,...
Hip-Hop Leaps into World Youth Culture Series: Businessman Naoyuki Yoshizumi Joins Other Tokyo Arcade-Goers in the Popular Game 'Dance Dance Revolution,' Where Players Try to Match the Moves of a Computer-Generated Partner - Who Critiques Their Steps. BY SHIZUO KAMBAYASHI/AP 3) CHRIS JENKINS 4) RAP STAR'S LEGACY: Monsieur Adams, Second from Right, Poses with Fellow Members of His Gang, Called 'Makavelli' after an Album by Late US Rapper Tupac Shakur, Whose Image Adorns Parts of Johannesburg. BY CHRIS JENKINS 5) HIP-HOP OFFSHOOT: A Greek Graffiti Artist Worked outside an Athens Train Station during the City's First Graffiti Festival Last Year, Which Also Featured Hip-Hop Concerts and BMX Bicycle Exhibitions. BY YANNIS BEHRAKIS/REUTERS
It's been called "hip-hop nation." But it might be more accurate to refer to it as "hip-hop world."In the 20 years since hip-hop first made its mark on the American music scene with the hit "Rapper's Delight," by the Sugar Hill Gang, hip-hop has become...
Indonesia's Transition
While most eyes are on Kosovo at the moment, thousands of miles away in Indonesia events equally terrible in nature, if not in scale, are occurring.The Indonesian province of West Kalimantan, for instance, has recently experienced fighting between native...
Ingredients but No Oven to Cook a Kosovo Peace Deal A Russian Envoy's Shuttle Diplomacy Offers Some Hope
Six weeks after NATO began bombing Yugoslavia, the machinery of negotiation has at last lurched into motion.Through hints, nods, and carefully parsed phrases, both sides may now be indicating that they are ready to deal.Much depends on motive. Many Western...
In Japan, 'Exporting' an Adopted Art
Miki Matsui explodes onto center stage, a spinning, jumping whirlwind in baggy clothing. With the music pounding, she and her troupe of five, called Run D Crew, leap, strut, and do the odd back flip as hundreds of Tokyo's hippest roar their approval.The...
I Spy?
Just a quick peek in her diary. Rifle through the closet. Hmmm. Let's see what's under the mattress.Even describing the process makes me feel vile, unworthy of the trust my teen daughter has shown in me.But as much as it grates against your character,...
Looser British Ties Boost English Identity Scots and Welsh Vote for Their Own Parliaments May 6. Will England Be
Here on the Scottish side of the border with England, there are signs that the United Kingdom may one day slide into disunity.As Scots prepare to vote May 6 to elect their own parliament - the first since the 1707 Act of Union - plenty of them attending...
Mole Rojo del Istmo
Zarela Martnez says the following recipe "is one of my favorites for easy preparation and versatile uses. Like all moles, it goes perfectly with pork or chicken and is a great sauce for enchiladas." It is made with dried chiles and several rather exotic...
More States Turn to Treatment in Drug War New York Governor Proposes Easing Strict Sentencing Laws, Signaling
New York Gov. George Pataki this week proposed easing some of the harshest of the Rockefeller Drug Laws - the first mandatory sentencing laws in the United States, which wer`e passed a quarter century ago and set off a wave of get-tough antidrug legislation...
My Brightest Light in the City of Lights
Paris in the spring. Such delicious words, for so many reasons: radiant flowers; Monet; mouth-watering pain au chocolat; moonlit walks along the Seine. It's the stuff of dreams, life in the City of Lights. But you could have all of that, and a Paris...
Red Shuns Gold
An obscure knocking sounded from Red's plot, but I couldn't see Red. Then he emerged, mole-like, from the corner by his shed where all his "it'll be useful someday" flotsam washes up. "Make do" is the motto around here. Nobody buys something that can...
Russia's Diplomatic Playacting
A remarkable sideshow of the Kosovo tragedy is Russia's hectic diplomatic effort to broker a political solution that keeps Slobodan Milosevic and gets rid of NATO. The Kremlin appears on the world stage as though it were once again a great power.The...
S. Africans Back 'Horrific' Cops 'Shocking' Video Focuses Debate on Cause and Cure of Crime In
When a graphic BBC video of police brutality was broadcast on national television here, a host of human rights observers and newspaper columnists labeled the footage "horrific" and "shocking."But sociologists say the public reaction that followed is...
Say Ol to Mexico's Many Moles
Chances are, the last time you ate Mexican food you didn't prepare those tacos or tostadas at home. Like Chinese, Thai, and Indian food, Mexican meals are wildly popular in restaurants, but few non-Mexicans make them themselves.Zarela Martinez is doing...
Serb Defiance Shows Some Wear as Power Goes out, Morale Dips. Milosevic Pursues Several Diplomatic
As friends Nikola and Voja sat in a cluttered apartment lit by a single candle, they talked about - what else, politics.NATO bombers had just knocked out the power supply to much of the country. Money was becoming increasingly scarce. Morale was at rock...
The Power of Race as a Campaign Issue Bill Bradley, Challenging Al Gore, Pledges to Keep It on Front Burner
In 1988, then-Sen. Bill Bradley was in Missouri visiting an elderly aunt, who was like a second mother to him. Out of the blue she told him she was glad he didn't run for president and win that year. He asked her why, and this, he says, was her response:"Because...
Time Bandits
Stop, thief!I got myself into trouble once from the mother of a child in my school lift {car pool} club: I accused her son of stealing time.When we arrived to pick him up each morning, this young dawdler frequently kept me - and our car full of punctual...
To All the Refugees from a Former Red Cross Worker Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
I remember how you lived in those camps near the border.Each dawn, life started all over again, and daily activities resumed little by little. If it had rained during the night, deep puddles spotted the ground, which turned into a black, stubborn mud....
Today's Story Line
nato airstrikes have hit home in Serbia by knocking out electric power. Now the public mood has shifted from defiance to one that could push Slobodan Milosevic to seek a peace deal. His latest moves hint of desperation - or perhaps just an attempt to...
USA
President Clinton gave Russia's diplomatic offensive an unexpected boost, offering envoy Viktor Chernomyrdin the possibility of both a pause in NATO bombing and negotiations on a peace-keeping force for Kosovo. That means Chernomyrdin should have more...
When Queen Anne's Lace Becomes Invasive, and a Garden near a Septic Tank Resident Expert
Q. Queen anne's lace has a graceful bloom but an invasive root system difficult to get rid of. It is choking desirable, adjacent bulbs. I read that it is a biannual so cutting the flowers should solve the problem but this has not worked. Digging and...
When Warning Is Not Enough
Certainly, Oklahoma City knew it was coming. Meteorologists predicted it. Local television helicopters tracked it. Local storm sirens sounded. And still, the powerful, mile-wide tornado that plowed through central Oklahoma May 3 took dozens of lives.The...
World
Venting frustration at the failure of their leadership to proclaim statehood on the expiration date of the Oslo accords, hundreds of Palestinians protested in the streets of West Bank and Gaza towns. The most militant demonstrations were in Hebron, where...