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 July 23, 1996

After the Fall: What to Do Now Hold Your Stocks, Experts Say. Some Even Say Buy More; and Consider Bonds
Last Monday's dramatic market downturn punctured the illusion of endlessly rising stock values. So, what do you do now? Stay invested? Get out of the market? Shift to "safer" investments?Each person's situation is different, so there's no simple answer....
Chillin' out in Hotlanta Series: ATLANTA 1996
Many observers are convinced that it took a super sales job to lure the Olympics to Atlanta in the dead of summer. Some reports even suggest that local organizers massaged the temperature numbers a bit, hoping to convince the international Olympic brass...
Flourishing in the Breeze
Breezes have played an important role in my life. So many times, a breeze has blown in just when I needed it. Breezes have been my special guests, coming along unannounced to remind me that life is fresh and joyous.I recall the breeze I felt whenever...
For Better Schools
For decades, the American public-school system served as a great equalizer. In the schools, children from different social, ethnic, and religious backgrounds mixed and learned common values, forging a common American identity.The schools had their problems,...
How Excess Food from the Olympics Makes It to Georgia's Hungry Series: ATLANTA 1996
Carl Jaffar backs his large, white refrigerated van into one of the concession loading docks at Centennial Park. But while other drivers are dropping off late-night deliveries for tomorrow's menu, Mr. Jaffar is making a pickup.Jaffar is a driver for...
Job Hunting Taking a Spiritual Look at Events and Issues of Special Interest to Young People
Are you looking for work and not coming up with anything? Maybe you have a job but it isn't satisfying.There is a solution for both situations. It is a spiritual one. In other words, it lies beyond what we see with our eyes, in what God is revealing...
Korean Puts US Twist on a Land Apart an Activist, American-Educated Governor Works to Turn His Neglected Province into an Economic Powerhouse
When You Jeong-keun gave up his American citizenship and returned to South Korea after 24 years away from his homeland, he had grand plans for his home province, North Cholla.He wanted to right decades of economic discrimination and turn the province...
Measuring Is a Matter of Millimeters Sophisticated Technology Is Being Used Not Only to Score but to Give Insights into Events Series: ATLANTA 1996
Looking out upon Atlanta from an elevated perch in the Olympic press center, media members spy a number of signs and billboards. One teases readers by raising an unusual question: How did the Greeks time races with those sundials?This unusual history...
More Problem Gamblers Seek Help
Championed as an engine of growth, legalized gambling has roared across the country in the last decade. In its wake it has left an unprecedented number of compulsive gamblers who annually cost the country tens of billions of dollars in lost productivity,...
Next on Nasdaq: Lower-Cost Trades for Small Investors
Investors trading stocks on the Nasdaq market should be paying lower transaction costs in the months ahead.That's the likely result of an antitrust settlement reached last week between the Justice Department and 24 large securities firms active in the...
Oregon's Eco-Warriors Confront Chain Saws with a Rusted Pontiac LOGGING DISPUTE
A half-mile up logging road 080 in the Siskiyou National Forest, an encampment of eco-warriors prepares to face bulldozers and chain saws. They've dug a ditch across the road, built a rock and log barricade, and dragged out an old Pontiac - all more...
Profiles Series: ATLANTA 1996
BRUCE BAUMGARTNERCAMBRIDGE SPRINGS, PAWrestlingA two-time Olympic freestyle wrestling champion, Bruce Baumgartner has already won one honor in Atlanta: He was chosen by his teammates to carry the American flag into the Olympic stadium at Opening Ceremonies....
Russia Resumes the Prowl for Siberian Tiger Poachers at the Lazo Wildlife Reserve in Eastern Russia, a Six-Man Team Helps Guard the Region's Fragile Tiger Population
A damp beech wood blanketed by fog rolling in from the Pacific Ocean is the last place on earth you would expect to find tigers.Indeed, it is one of the last places on earth you can find the Siberian tiger, the largest member of the cat family. And that...
School Prayer Pushed Again as Conservative Litmus Test
After more than a year of stalemate, congressional conservatives have settled on the wording of a proposed constitutional amendment designed to guarantee free religious expression in public settings - including prayer in public schools.At a House Judiciary...
Senate Must Move Quickly on Federal Judge Nominations
When the US Senate returned from its Fourth of July recess, it finally turned its attention to an important piece of business that had been left undone for too long. It began voting on some of the 23 nominees for appointment to the federal bench. The...
Technology Notes
NEW TOUCH-SCREEN CASH MACHINESA new generation of automated teller machines is showing up at a corner near you. The new machines have touch screens that use current from a finger to activate their buttons. They won't work with gloved hands, as do the...
The Canal Goes, but Do US Troops? US and Panama Work Together to Plan for Year 2000
On the front page of this city's El Panama America daily newspaper, a box reminds Panamanians every day of how much time remains until the United States turns over the Panama Canal and the last of other US-held lands here to Panamanian control.Today...
The News in Brief
THE USA US Navy ship carrying an underwater robot was expected to arrive off the coast of Long Island today to help in the search for wreckage of TWA Flight 800. The 300-pound, torpedo-shaped device will use sonar, a color camera, and a digital compass...
To Voters Picking a President, Character Does Matter Americans Have Serious Concerns about Clinton, but They're Not Convinced That Dole Will Do Better
Of late many have been puzzling over the importance to voters of candidates' "characters" when it comes to picking a president. Specifically, they're asking how important the character dimension is likely to be in the race between Bill Clinton and Bob...
Uphill Battle to Save A Sacred Mountain Owners Want State to Buy Site for a Park
For hundreds of years, native Americans pounded a trail from Belize to Colorado, plying their wares, trading for needed goods, and searching for their sacred stone - turquoise.Along the way, they made frequent stops at Turquoise Mountain, a treasure-trove...
US Takes Global Precautions to Stem Threat of Terrorism Latest Attacks May Lead to New Era in US Countermeasures
From the Pentagon and Capitol Hill to airports and corporate boardrooms, fresh concerns over terrorism are prompting stepped-up precautions - some unprecedented.For the first time, the military is devising plans to protect troops based overseas from...
With Governor Lamm, A Successful Third-Party Just Might Be Possible
Why, one might ask, would an overflow crowd of reporters show up for a breakfast with a presidential aspirant who, it would seem, has such a small chance of reaching his goal? The answer clearly is this:With polls showing that a majority of voters don't...
With Israeli Ties to US a Bit Icy, New Envoy Must Skate with Grace
Eliyahu Ben-Elissar, Israel's next ambassador to Washington, remembers a piece of advice former Prime Minister Menachem Begin once gave party insiders."It's very easy to quarrel with America. But what is more difficult, nevertheless more intelligent,...
Year 2000 Signals a Time for Renewal in Panama
Former Panamanian President Nicolas Ardito Barletta looks over a map of the 500 square miles of former Panama Canal Zone, all of which Panama is to take back from the US by Dec. 31, 1999, and breathes a sigh of relief.At least one-quarter of the vast...
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