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 6, 1999

007 Parenting Japanese Parents Hire Spies to Find out What's Bugging Their Kids
Emiko Katayama was cleaning the usual junior high school clutter in her son's room when she found his will."I almost went crazy," the single mother recalls. "It said, 'I'll never forgive {a classmate}. I'll never forgive my teacher. I want to die. I...
A Global Economic Summit?
John Sewell has set himself an ambitious task: persuade the world's most powerful national leaders that they need a global economic summit.Leaders of the key industrial nations already get together once a year as the Group of Eight. This was the Group...
Defining Moment for Senate Leader for Trent Lott, Clinton Trial Could Be a Sticky Mess, or a Way Toelevate His Stature
The presidential impeachment drive that has cost Republicans, ironically, two House leaders has now arrived squarely on the desk of Senate majority leader Trent Lott, posing the ambitious Mississippi politician the test of a career.With polls showing...
Downside to the Euro's Strength It's Held Its Value against the Dollar, Which Worries manyEuropean Exporters
"Euro-phoria:" the word was on every currency trader's lips and every continental newspaper's front page Jan. 5, a day after Europe launched its new single currency, the euro, to enthusiastic acclaim from financial markets and political leaders.The euro...
'End-Timers' Begin Flocking to Jerusalem
In this affluent Jerusalem suburb, home to members of a Denver- based apocalyptic group arrested by Israeli police Jan. 3, one of the most prominent views is of the Givat Shaul Cemetery - a large, ultramodern burial ground.It is far from any view of...
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'I don't think there has ever been a trial in the history of Anglo-Saxon jurisprudence which is as important as this one.' - US Sen. Arlen Specter (R) of Pennsylvania, on the impending impeachment proceedings.'COMPCIERGE,' S'IL VOUS PLAIT What to...
In Vogue: Women Manning the Toolbox
When Karen Dale Dustman says she gets a "little charge" every time she installs a new light switch, she's talking about exhilaration, not electrocution.The author of "The Woman's Fix-It Book: Incredibly Simple Weekend Projects & Everyday Home Repair"...
It's Tennessee's Time to Fiesta as Football Champs Series: Tennessee Wide Receiver Peerless Price Lived Up to His Name. BY JACK SMITH/AP 3) Quarterback Tee Martin Is All Smiles. BY ANDY NELSON - STAFF
While college football's first official national title game was billed as the Fiesta Bowl, in fact it was the Self-Doubters Bowl. That's because both Tennessee and Florida State had major and entirely justified concerns as to whether they truly belonged...
Labour's Love Lost in Britain Prime Minister Forced to Solve Current Party Strains to Meetfuture Problems
British Prime Minister Tony Blair is returning home from a two- week Indian Ocean vacation a severely chastened leader.Deep political rifts have appeared within his government, and he is under pressure to swerve away from political modernization...
Loose Connection a Likely Culprit for Water Condensation on Pipe
q the heavy-duty exhaust pipe from my two-year-old water heater continues to collect and drip water, which condenses on the pipe's surface. A gas company technician cleaned out all scale, which had lodged on the heat element, and suggested that I wrap...
NBA Lockout May Echo in Empty Seats Whether or Not Season Is Cancelled Jan. 7, Leaguewill Take Time to Regain Fans
For a sport accustomed to slam dunks and fast breaks, America's top professional basketball league looks set to do quite the opposite: nothing at all.Barring a dramatic turn of events, the National Basketball Association (NBA) will vote Jan. 7 to cancel...
Nipping around the Edges of the Cuban Embargo Call to Ease Sanctions Is Part of Decades-Long Effort to handleCastro
In the late afternoon of Sunday, April 19, 1957, Fidel Castro met with Richard Nixon in the bowels of the US Capitol in Washington.Cuba's young "maximum leader" was touring the US at the invitation of journalists. To then-vice president Nixon, he seemed...
Noncitizensoldiers in US Ranks Immigrants Boost Recruiting, but Raise Concerns about Aforeign- Legion Military
As he walks the sandy ridges and pine barrens of his mammoth training base, Col. Jack Carter notices something different about his new recruits. Many of them are from Germany, Mexico, Russia - even Jamaica.The new faces under the Kevlar helmets symbolize...
On Board the Euro
Much of western europe, now that it has the euro, faces a problem common to all federations: How do the economic benefits of unity get spread around enough to keep all 11 member-nations content?Canada, for example, provides equalization payments to poorer...
Teens Drive Decline of 'Crack' Craze More Young Americans Shun Crack Cocaine, Helping to Pushviolent- Crime Rates to Their Lowest Levels in 30 Years
When "Ricky" was growing up, he witnessed firsthand the devastation crack cocaine unleashed on his down-at-the-heels Manhattan neighborhood.He saw drug dealers, competing for turf and customers, carve Washington Heights into dangerous zones. He saw how...
The Key to Castellano, from a Toddler
Arrived in argentina with a 100-word Spanish vocabulary, a desire to learn, and unlimited confidence. Two days later, I was exhausted and discouraged. I had underestimated how different everything - language, food, money, housing, and transportation...
Today's Story Line:
In more and more global conflicts these days, it's hard to tell friend from foe without a scorecard. But even more difficult is figuring out who's neutral. Too often, the Red Cross and other aid workers are targeted by combatants.Israel's bracing for...
To Our Readers
1998 was a year of significant progress at The Christian Science Monitor. We launched four new weekly sections on topics of high reader interest, adopted a new design, increased the space devoted to news, published a 90th anniversary edition, and took...
Under Fire around the World, Aid Workers Weigh New Tactics after 1998's Heavy Casualties, How to Better Defend in the Field, Andavoid Appearing Partisan?
In their mission to help others, humanitarian workers increasingly face a more fundamental task: keeping themselves alive.In 1998, the United Nations recorded 27 of its nonmilitary personnel killed, marking the first time casualties among the organization's...
USA
Senate majority leader Trent Lott (R) was facing opposition within his own party over a plan for a truncated impeachment trial, as senators prepared for the convening today of the 106th Congress - and for a process that has not been tested in 130...
What the Ladies Cooked Up for Their Mute Korean Sister
I'm not a korean woman, though I look like one. I'm a second- generation Korean-American. For most of my life, I have felt like the proverbial all-American girl, a product of my location and language. I was raised in the Midwest, where the sight of another...
Where Did This Singer Come From?
"I can sing Bass," my sixteen-year-old son, Tom, told the church choir director."Are you sure?" I asked, looking up at him. (At 6' 7" he's already broken the genetic ceilings on both sides of the family.) Just yesterday he struggled to hit notes an octave...
Why Keep the Good News Quiet?
Shhhh! don't tell the world the happy news about your blessed event.That's the warning Desert Samaritan Hospital in Mesa, Ariz., has been giving new parents in recent weeks.As one way of supposedly protecting infants, the hospital no longer supplies...
Why Wait? Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
It's a question people in love, and sometimes people who are just "in like," or lonely, ask. There's a whole range of answers.But aren't earnest questions about sex often questions about values? And when values are important to you, intellectual reasoning...
World
US military jets fired at - but apparently failed to hit - Iraqi planes in the so-called "no fly" zone southeast of Baghdad, senior American officials in Washington reported. Four US jets tried to bring down the Iraqi craft with air- to-air missiles...