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 6, 2000

A Campaign Year with Substance ; Bush and Gore Are Talking Policy More Than Most Past Presidential Candidates
It's early yet, but so far the presidential race might fairly be called PolicyFest 2000. Since early May, both presumptive candidates have been pumping out detailed positions on a range of important issues. Last week alone, Vice President Al Gore talked...
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A 'Forceful' Moscow Summit ; Clinton's Three-Day Visit Wasn't as Casual as in the Past, but May Have More Impact
It may not have brought major breakthroughs or bear hugs, but with the first Clinton-Putin summit in Moscow, which wrapped up yesterday, the US and Russia are talking more earnestly about their differences than at any time since the demise of the Soviet...
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An Inspiring Word ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
QUESTION: WHAT WORD means "loftiness of spirit enabling one to sustain danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, to disdain injustice, meanness, and revenge"? (Hint: Include this additional definition: "to display a noble generosity.") ANSWER:...
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A Rebuff of Grandparents' Rights ; in a Rare Foray into Family Law, Court Rules That Parents' Decisions Prevail on the Issue of Grandparent Visitation
The US Supreme Court has dealt a major setback to the grandparents' rights movement with a decision that makes it much harder for them to obtain court-ordered visitation with their grandchildren. Instead, the nation's highest court ruled that parents...
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A School of Her Own ; Luring a New Breed of Educator to a Troubled School System Is What Policymakers Hoped for When They Created Charter Schools
It would be easy to see Kristin Kearns Jordan making a name for herself at a high-powered law firm or a dotcom venture. But you won't find this Ivy League-educated entrepreneur commuting each day to a brand-name address. Instead, she puts in long hours...
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Christian Scientists Expand Presence in Cyberspace
In an age of the Internet and growing hunger for spirituality, the Christian Science Church is expanding its presence in cyberspace. The Boston-based First Church of Christ, Scientist is planning to put Mary Baker Eddy's book - "Science and Health with...
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Church to Open Library about Mary Baker Eddy
Mirroring a growing interest in the role of women in American history, Christian Scientists are establishing a major new library devoted to the founder of their religion, Mary Baker Eddy. The $50 million project, to open in 2002 at the church's headquarters...
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WHAT ELSE IS WRONG IN IT? When your most famous native son was the first US president to be impeached, you might think the hometown folks would be just as glad to have him mistaken for someone else. Not in Greeneville, Tenn., which is annoyed at Sprint...
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Eye in the Sky ; Kids Command a Camera on the Space Shuttle
If you could look down from space at a spot on Earth, which spot would you choose? If you're a middle-school student, this isn't a silly question. Students in classrooms around the world can take pictures of the earth from a special camera aboard an...
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Germany Builds 'Trucks' That Fly ; Reinventing the Zeppelin
The German love affair with airships is being revived on a former Soviet Air Force base southeast of Berlin. More than 60 years after the fiery explosion of the Hindenburg over New Jersey, a group of ambitious entrepreneurs has launched an aeronautic...
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Help for Sierra Leone
Out of the chaos of the Sierra Leone peacekeeping operation, Washington has a chance to lead a winning international effort. This will require quick action, bold vision, and a significant American engagement in Sierra Leone. Unless the US is willing...
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Hillary Clinton and the Jewish Vote
In sizing up the Giuliani-Clinton Senate race last November, I cited the view of that highly regarded New York-based pollster, John Zogby. "A Democratic candidate running a statewide race ordinarily needs 70 to 75 percent of the Jewish vote to win,"...
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In NBA Finals, Zen Coach Faces His Biggest Test
True to his reputation as a Zen philosopher on basketball as life, Phil Jackson wears an inscrutable smile as he sits Buddha- like on a lime-green yoga stretch ball. The air of detachment, exhibited courtside at a recent Los Angeles Lakers practice,...
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Japan's Foot-in-Mouth Mori Stays Course ; Ahead of an Election in Late June, Critics Assail the Prime Minister for Neonationalist Remarks
One has to wonder if Japan's new prime minister, Yoshiro Mori, is bent on reviving the country's prewar nationalism or just tragically out of date. Over the weekend he used an archaic word that evokes the emperor- worship of the World War II-era to...
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Kids Light Up as They Find Their Place on Stage
It looks like a typical evening at Boston's elegant Wang Theater: An enthusiastic crowd pours through the doors. Seats fill quickly. Pre-show chatter ripples through the aisles, sparked by an elaborate set that tantalizes the audience's imagination....
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No Calm on These Pacific Isles ; Solomon Islands Coup Yesterday Mirrors Continuing Hostage Crisis in Fiji
Forget the idyllic images of coconut palms and spinnaker-white beaches. Angry indigenous islanders are forging a new image of the South Pacific - that of young men brandishing assault rifles. Armed rebels in the Solomon Islands staged a coup yesterday,...
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Readers Weigh in on US Math Reform
The Learning section received stacks of letters in response to the three-part series on the state of math education and reform in America, which ran May 16, 23, and 30. Here is some of what readers had to say: Having taught high school math for six...
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Should the Accused Direct Own Trial Strategy? ; Unabomber Ted Kaczynski's Appeal Raises Issue of Whether a Lawyer's Obligation to Save a Client's Life Is Paramount
When Theodore Kaczynski, the Unabomber, pled guilty to three murders in January 1998 and received a life sentence instead of the death penalty, it was widely considered a victory for his defense team. Yet Mr. Kaczynski is now trying to reverse the deal....
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So You're Not the Type for the Math Club, Eh? ; Struggling Students Find a Winning Equation
At the beginning of the school year, Diana Vargas didn't even like math. Now, the junior at Boston's Brighton High School is busy plotting the course toward her future career: teaching ... math. What happened? She joined the after-school math team simply...
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Today's Hot Job Recruits: Dropouts ; with High-Tech Labor Shortage, a College Degree Is No Longer a Job Requirement
Jason Legate may seem like your average techie. He's riding the pre-IPO wave, managing Web sites for a start-up in Silicon Valley. Annual salary: $60,000, plus stock options and full benefits. There's one catch: He's only 19 years old. And he's not...
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Turning 'C' Students into Mathematicians
Bill Handley, an Australia-based educator, has made a reputation for himself as something of a math liberator. His methods for quick mental calculation and his way of teaching young children to use them have transformed math skeptics into confident problem-solvers....
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USA
The Supreme Court struck down a Washington State law that gave grandparents considerable power to seek court-ordered visitation against parents' wishes. Ruling 6 to 3, the justices said that the right of parents to raise their children free from government...
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War and Risk: When Is the Sacrifice Justified?
Regarding your May 24 article "Risks of waging only risk-free war": The press misunderstands the apparent aversion to combat risk attributed to our government in general and the Pentagon in particular. Succinctly, it is the product of a logical and...
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Welfare a Nonissue? Not Yet
Welfare reform has become such a success story that both presidential candidates are trying to claim some of the credit, and neither feels compelled to put the subject high on his domestic agenda. But that, in fact, is where it still belongs. The effort...
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Women's Progress
Five years after the United Nation's World Conference on Women in Beijing, delegates are gathering at the United Nations in New York this week to assess what has been accomplished. They are likely to find many signs of progress toward greater recognition...
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World
Secretary of State Albright was back in the Middle East to try to nudge Israel and the Palestinians into a new peace agreement before President Clinton's term in office ends. She flew to Jerusalem from Moscow, where she'd been accompanying Clinton, to...
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