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 November 4, 1997

A Telling Tale of Tracking Tickets for a New England Patriots Game
My wife and I are big pro football fans. After watching the New England Patriots on TV for years, we wondered what it would be like to attend a game in person. How hard could it be?I call the team's ticket office and am greeted by a recorded voice that...
Band of Early Russian Painters Gets Its Due
The Itinerants: The Masters of Russian RealismBy Elena NesterovaParkstone/Aurora 255 pp., $55 It always comes as a surprise that the first art of revolutionary Russia was tenaciously experimental. Painters and sculptors like Alexander Rodchenko, Varvara...
Dreams of Yuppiedom in Jordan Poor See Rich Youth as Models. in an Election Today, Candidates Exploit the Disparity of Wealth
AT the gleaming new Hard Rock Cafe in Amman, the Harley Davidson Low Rider is set in a high wall alcove like a trophy, with all the American promise of rock and roll and the open road.Encased in glass are other icons of rock memorabilia: silver trousers...
Following the Birds on Pristine Block Island
Like its geological cousin the mountain, a small island is best appreciated as a point in space. It sits as its own center of things, offering firm footing from which to look out, or in.When it comes to refuge, however, they part company. Islands provide...
French Turn off the Tube Sets Go Dark
A silent revolution is sweeping France, and it is getting quieter as it grows.In living rooms across the country, the French are turning off their TVs, rejecting talk shows, game shows, sitcoms, and late-night movies at a clip that has television network...
High Court Weighs Case of Bias against Dads Justices Hear Dispute Today between Foreign-Born Daughter of an American Serviceman and US Rules on Citizenship
It's an old story with a new twist: When American serviceman Charlie Miller was stationed in Angeles City in the Philippines in the 1970s, he met a local girl. He fathered a daughter. He never married the mother.Now the daughter, Lorelyn Penero Miller,...
How Are Things in School? A Spiritual Look at Issues of Interest to Young People
A lot of you who read this maybe have begun to feel settled into school again. How are classes? Sports? Relationships?You may be raring to go. Or maybe you feel disgruntled, discouraged, not so sure you want to be where you are. Well, wherever you...
How Wrong We Were on Ronald Reagan
These days when Americans are doffing their hats and expressing their affection for an ailing Ronald Reagan, I am thinking back on how much fun it was for us reporters to cover him.He was always pleasant. He so often had a quip or a good story to liven...
Israel's Orthodox Want Only One Way to Pray A Controversial Law Would Grant Orthodox Jews a Monopoly on Faith in Israel
During the 10 days of repentance between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur last month, the time when Judaism calls for a period of self-reflection, Rabbi David Amiel-Joel arrived at his synagogue one morning to find swastikas scrawled on it.That topped other...
Letters
Child Labor and Abuse Aren't the Same ThingThe article "A Tough Buy: Child-Woven Carpets" (Oct. 30), about child labor in Indian rug making, is well-balanced and illuminating about just how provincial Western views of the third world can be.Liberals...
More Kids' Grades Ride on a Portfolio of Work Putting Collections of In-Class Work on Par with Standardized Tests Raises Questions of How to Most Fairly Measure Achievement
In a basement room of the red-brick Mary Lyon Elementary School in Boston, Deborah Rooney is teaching first-graders to be archaeologists.But instead of digging for fossils, Ariel, Larry, Marcus, and Ms. Rooney's 12 other students are learning to archive...
One Man's Winter Forecast for Moscow: No Snow Mayor Will Decide Soon Whether to Go Ahead with an Ambitious Plan to Use Cloud-Seeding
If you piled up all the snow that falls on Moscow during a normal winter, it would cover about 50 football fields to the height of a 32-story building.This is the sort of statistic that Boris Korshunkov, the city official charged with keeping Moscow's...
Peace, Love, and ... a 'Sport Ute' ?
Owners of small cars know the feeling. You look in your rearview mirror and discover it's filled with the sight of a sport-utility vehicle (SUV) way too close for comfort. And you muse that getting behind the wheel of a Jeep Grand Cherokee or an Isuzu...
Reaping the Rewards of Reaganomics an Ordinary Man's Extraordinary Leadership Is the Secret of Our Peace and Prosperity Today
'On the day I took office," President Clinton boasted last week, "the deficit was $290 billion. I am pleased to tell you today that the budget deficit this past year was $22.6 billion. The Democratic Party gave that to America."That same day, the Dow...
Rise of 'New Party' Jolts Politics of the Old West Missoula Makeover
Ross Perot tried to do it. So did Ralph Nader. Now America's two-party political juggernaut is under siege again, this time high in Montana's Rocky Mountains.Quietly and with little fanfare, Missoula, Mont., has emerged as one of the few cities in the...
Saddam Forces Another Showdown Iraqi Leader Orders American Weapons Inspectors out of Country by Tomorrow. UN Team Arrives in Baghdad for Talks
Since the end of the 1991 Gulf War, Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has repeatedly sought to break out of his international isolation by exploiting differences within the United States-led coalition that defeated him.His latest bid at brinkmanship - a...
San Francisco and Denver Top Super Bowl List
The ninth week of the National Football League season may appear no more significant than any other. Certainly the results of Sunday's games don't weigh more heavily in the standings.Nevertheless, keen-eyed NFL watchers know that Week 9 begins the second...
S.E. Asia's Market Woes Claim Thailand Premier Premier Said Monday He Will Resign. Economic Crisis Worsens. IMF Reforms Prove Difficult
Southeast Asia's economic crisis has claimed its first political casualty.In Thailand, where the region's market turmoil began a few months ago, Prime Minister Yongchaiyudh Chavalit said yesterday that he was resigning after 11 months in office to let...
The News in Brief
The USPresident Clinton put considerable energy into stumping for fellow Democrats in 11th-hour preelection politics. He planned to campaign for Lt. Gov. Don Beyer in Virginia, who trailed Republican candidate Jim Gilmore for governor in late opinion...
Today's Election Holds Clues to Future Direction of GOP Close New Jersey Race Highlights the Trouble That 'Whitman Republicans' Are In
On election day 1997, the big story boils down to one person: Christine Todd Whitman.Will New Jersey's governor, a national symbol of moderate Republicanism, lose her seat to a Democratic upstart?Even if Governor Whitman doesn't lose, the fact that she...
Unfinished Work in Iraq
Nearly seven years after the end of the Gulf War, Iraq has yet to fully cooperate with the conditions agreed to at the end of that conflict. Most important, Saddam Hussein's regime has not allowed unfettered inspection of its weapons-building facilities....
When Winter Turns Ballistic 'Over the River and through the Woods' Is No Lyrical Proposition
In northern New England, you can now see the forest for the trees. For the trees are bare and will stay that way for another five and a half months.It is pleasant to walk in the woods these days; the air is crisp and the not yet rotted leaves crunch...
Where on Earth Are They?
In anticipation of Geography Awareness Week (Nov. 16-22), we asked Monitor writers to tell about where they live. Can you guess where they are by reading their descriptions and looking at these maps?City on A SwampGail Russell Chaddock I am in a city...

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