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 January 5, 1999

Amazing Tales about Humans' Best Friends
Dogs have been man's best friend for thousands of years.The first animals tamed by man, dogs can vary in size from a 200- pound St. Bernard to a two-pound Chihuahua. Some people say there are more than 150 million dogs living today, with 400 separate...
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A Plan for Uplift in the Depressed Delta Government and Private Sector Look to Revive Area along the Mississippi- One of the US's Least Developed Regions
Boarded storefronts haunt Eudora. As cars zip by on Highway 65 heading south to Louisiana, passersby see a shadow of a town in this area of southern Arkansas. The only sign of economic life: the local catfish plant.Eudora's bleakness is a common sight...
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Clinton's Frigid Christmas Party
Beset with Watergate a despondent Richard Nixon sulked in his family quarters, unwilling to show up for his last White House Christmas party for the press. We journalists, and our wives, waited and waited. Finally, Pat Nixon and daughter Tricia arrived,...
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Computer Labs Are Great, but Notall Students Know How to Use Them
At Temple University, a commuter school in Philadelphia, there are lots of places students can access computers: Samuel Paley Library, Wachman and Gladfelter Halls, and the Fox School of Business.For those of us who attended excellent suburban high schools,...
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For Better and Worse, Arab Cities Try on a Western Look Beirut, Cairo, and Baghdad Still Struggle with Overpopulationand Pollution. Other Cities Fare Better
In the halcyon days before civil war and urban sprawl overtook this Mediterranean city, Beirut was a charming mosaic of reassuring greenery, stylish plaster faades, and the red-tile roofs of traditional Ottoman architecture.But now, rising from the ruins...
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Getting Kids to Stay the Call of the Big City Is Strong for Many Rural Students. but One Town Is Fighting Back by Involving Its Teens in the Community
T troubles virginia krajewski that for most of her high school students, getting ahead means getting out of town.The history teacher's concern is shared by other educators in Big Springs, Neb., who have watched as nearby hamlets have disappeared in recent...
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Heated Trials Shaped Impeachment History
Impeachment isn't a pretty business. America's Founding Fathers knew that it could deeply divide the new country, but was an essential protection against corruption and abuse of office. For parents and teachers trying to help kids make sense of it all,...
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Humility? Not My Problem! Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
There's an important lesson in the story of a young pastor, fresh out of seminary, who walked into church to give his first sermon, Bible under his arm, oozing self-confidence.It did not go well. He stumbled, lost his train of thought, and saw a couple...
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Impeachment's Cultural Divide as Senate Negotiates Trial Options, the Debate Is Driven by Twomoral Visions That Mark Late 20th-Century America
At a basic level, the national debate over President Clinton's impeachment is driven by competing visions of what constitutes right and wrong.Many voters believe the process - which the Senate this week is preparing to take over - has degenerated into...
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In the Land of the Alamo, Unions Are Making a Stand with Membership Falling, Organized Labor Looks to the South Forgrowth - and Texas Is the Biggest Prize
There's an unusual word entering conversations in citrus orchards and computer factories from the Red River to the Rio Grande: unionize.Since the Industrial Revolution, when American unionism began in the far-off mills and craft shops of the Northeast,...
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Kareem Returns to Basketball, Starting Small
The man is tall.relaxed against the blue pad of a basketball hoop support, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar stretches his hand as high as the net that many of these Apache high-schoolers barely brush with a running leap. Players say his imposing height and steely...
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Korean Possibilities
Things haven't been getting any better in - or with - North Korea. The country's food crisis persists, threatening its poor and its children. At the same time, a diplomatic crisis threatens to demolish a 1994 agreement with the United States and Japan...
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Letters
Towns tuned in to the 'Digital Age' Concerning " 'Digital Age' skirts rural America" (Dec. 31): In Alberta, Canada, we have proceeded more slowly with telecommunications deregulation than in the United States. Our telephone network, Telus, has modernized...
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Mexifilms vs. Mickey Mouse like Other Lands, Mexico Makes Laws to Repel Cultural Invaders - While Loving 'Em Too
Scene 1: In an opulent reception hall at the Mexican presidential palace, President Ernesto Zedillo decorates Hollywood moviemaker James Cameron - a Canadian - for making the global blockbuster "Titanic" on location in Rosarito, Baja California.Mr. Zedillo's...
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More Amazing Dog Stories
A dog that almost became extinct is the Shar Pei. These wrinkled- looking dogs from China have an ancient history that some say dates back to AD 220. Chinese peasants used Shar Peis on their farms to guard their homes and livestock. Later, gamblers became...
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Needed: Creative Solutions Every Child, Parent, and Teacher Should Learn Conflict Resolutionskills
One day, about two months ago, a new boy joined my son's first grade class. David came from El Salvador and didn't speak a word of English. When I was growing up, his arrival would have provoked immediate trouble - bewilderment expressed as ridicule...
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New Laws of '99 Put Focus on Children from Antismoking Rules to Driving Safety, States and Citiesexpand Families' Protections
With the dawning of 1999, thousands of new laws go into effect around the nation - offering a freeze-frame look at American democracy in action.These new laws, which provide a glimpse of the citizenry's current concerns, range from the sweeping to the...
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Of Mice and Burgers
The digital age is making libraries more lively. Not that they weren't interesting already. Last year, for example, Rocky Mountain News books editor Patti Thorn reported on the variety of items librarians find being used as bookmarks. Love letters and...
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Russia's Dynamo 'Candidate'
According to his aides, every time Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov ponders a decision, he asks: "What are the consequences?"These four words quintessentially sum up the approach of the man many believe could be Russia's next president.The burly, bald dynamo...
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Today's Story Line:
As long as one person in Russia has a finger on the nuclear trigger, we need to do some old-style Kremlinology . Who will succeed President Boris Yeltsin next year? On the street, many Russians admire the "can-do" Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov (pronounced...
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Tug of War in Turkey Leads to 'Tarzanish'
Selim Eyuboglu's native language is Turkish. He teaches film theory in a Turkish university to Turkish students. Yet he gives his graduate lectures in English."I don't feel completely comfortable in Turkish," he says.Professor Eyuboglu also prefers that...
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Understanding the Islamic Calendar's Ninth Month: Ramadan
Flip open a typical calendar. Along with the standard dates and days, you can usually find major holidays listed. If you looked at last month's, you'd see some biggies - Hanukkah, Christmas, and one some people may be less familiar with: Ramadan.Ramadan...
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USA
elizabeth dole was expected to resign as head of the American Red Cross. GOP sources said she was making the move to give herself more time to consider a possible presidential campaign. Mrs. Dole is the wife of defeated GOP presidential nominee Bob Dole....
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What Is Fido Trying to Tell You? A 'Dog Language' Lesson
Most dog actions are easy to understand. A dog wagging its tail briskly at you is almost like a human waving hello. Both are most likely friendly. A dog that is paying attention to you may have a wrinkled forehead, because it is holding its ears toward...
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Who's Running (and Who's Gun-Shy) in the 2000 Race
The jockeying for the 2000 presidential race is heating up - but in some unexpected ways.Sen. John Ashcroft (R) of Missouri, a conservative former governor who spent last year laying groundwork for a presidential bid may be getting cold feet. And Elizabeth...
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Why This Little Piggy Did Not Go to Market Many Farmers on Brink of Bankruptcy as Hog Prices Fall toDepression-Like Lows
Americans may have had their fill of pork roast and hams and other holiday fare. But the nation's hog farmers are sending out an urgent request: Eat more pork.A surfeit of hogs has dropped prices to Depression-like lows and pushed many farmers to the...
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Win-Win Deal: Students Learn, Town Rebuilds
How do you jump-start a town that had its heyday before 1900? That's a question community leaders are pondering in Big Springs, Neb.One answer has been to reopen a hotel shuttered three decades ago. In 1994, two local sisters bought the town's defunct...
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World
europe's new currency, the euro, made an impressive debut as politicians and investors hailed it as ushering in a new era of economic integration. The euro fell back from its early highs above $1.19 to trade around $1.18 in midafternoon London trading....
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