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 August 11, 1998

After Uncle Sam Goes Home: Trouble in Paradise End of US Aid to Ex- Territories Forces Three New Pacific Nations to Boost Their Economies
The tropical sun was setting over the Pacific Ocean, casting reds and oranges across the reefs, beaches, and volcanic cones of the island. And, under a tent on the lawn of the normally quiet Sandy Beach Hotel, a big party was just beginning.The guests...
At the Heart of an African Rebellion A Rebel Leader Claimed Yesterday That His Forces Will Bring Down the Congo Leader 'Within a Few Weeks.'
On Aug. 2 a little-known Army officer named Sylvin Buki went on local radio in this eastern city of Congo and announced that the 15- month regime of Laurent Kabila had just come to an end.His words were more prediction than fact. But his broadcast was...
Check out the Library of Congress - from School the Nation's Library Is Making It Easier for Educators to Locate and Use Thousands of Items Now Online
What if, anytime they wanted, students and educators could dip into George Washington's diaries, peruse Civil War photographs, or check out early baseball cards?In fact, every school librarian, home-schooling parent, or anyone else with access to a modem...
Creditors Shoveling Gold and Platinum Consumer Advocates Say Higher Bankruptcy Rate May Be Result of Credit-Card Wars
Just how competitive has the world of credit-card marketing become? The answer may rest in your mailbox.In the past year, credit-card companies sent out a record 3 billion letters urging Americans to apply for new cards. And the deals sound sweeter than...
Few Options for Containing Iraq despite Iraq's Latest Blockage of Weapons Inspections, US Remains Reluctant to Use Force out of Fear of Alienating Allies
As US diplomats wearily face yet another confrontation with Saddam Hussein, it appears that eight years of struggling to contain the stubborn Iraqi dictator have taken their toll. The US may have few good options for dealing with the latest Iraq inspection...
Indian Museum Boom : Tribes Use New Riches to Recast History Largest Indian Museum Opens Today - Courtesy of World's Wealthiest Casino
Indian tribes across the country are viewing the opening here today of the largest-ever native- American museum as a symbol of their own cultural rebirth.Rising amid the hills of rural Connecticut, the $193 million museum is an undulating arc of glass,...
Leaving Room for the Wild Large Predators Are as Important to Us as Raging Rivers, Searing Deserts
On a recent trip to Yellowstone National Park, I met a man who every day confronts our confusing relationship with large predators.Like an old scratch tree, Barry Gilbert wears the signs of a grizzly-bear attack more than 20 years ago. The sow charged...
Letters
Urban Awareness: a Global, not US, ConceptOne passage in the article "'Back to the City' Takes Off" caused my "Readers Write" pen to quiver: The author's implication that the global trend of urban revitalization started in the US and "is quickly spreading...
Let Your Life Make Music! A Spiritual Look at Issues of Interest to Young People
A few days ago I attended a piano recital given by pupils of a teacher I know. If you take music lessons, maybe you've played in one like it. Everyone from the littlest kid right up to teenagers and a couple of adult students played.As I listened, I...
New College Chiefs Get Survival Tips at Summer Boot Camp
It's your first week on the job as Podunk College's new president. You're racing to prepare for a meeting that the trustees called in less than an hour. But you've also just been handed an in-box with items demanding immediate attention.One item reminds...
Not an Age of Terror
Barcelona. Beirut. Lockerbie. New York. Tokyo. Tel Aviv. Dharan. Oklahoma City. And now Nairobi and Dar es Salaam.Terror bombs or poison gas attacks may seem to be grim heralds of a long-term trend. Commentators rush to proclaim a new age in which secret...
Past Atomic Tests Make Islanders Wary of Returning
Kelen Joash has made many sacrifices on behalf of the US atomic- testing program.In 1946 he and his family left homes on Bikini Atoll and nearly starved on another atoll while the United States exploded bombs in Bikini's lagoon.In the 1960s they were...
Relationship Studies
Everyone's content when schools teach reading, writing, and arithmetic. But what about when they take on relationships?According to the Florida legislature, this fourth 'R' belongs on the list of things every teen should understand. So even as the state...
Rocky Mountain Backlash against the Religious Right Group of Religious 'Moderates' Steps into Political Fray with 'Code of Civility.' but Some Say Religion and Politics Don't Mix
When the Rev. Jerry Falwell founded the Moral Majority in 1979, it was the dawn of a new era in American politics: Conservative Christians staked their claim to power in the political arena and never looked back.Now a new religious group is taking on...
Shifts in Sex Ed - Talking Abstinence
ByAt 7:45 on a Wednesday morning, five teenage girls are relaxing in a sunlit lounge at Charlestown High School, talking about classes, jobs, and boyfriends. As they pour glasses of orange juice and spread cream cheese on bagels, school nurse Esther...
The 'Don't Tell 'Em Anything' Strategy
What does the president say to his interrogators? Let's turn to that splendid biography of Bill Clinton by Pulitzer Prize-winning author, David Maraniss for some clues to what direction President Clinton's answers might take.But first, I want to say...
The Future of China's Leadership? Rising Star
Whether the mayor of freewheeling Shanghai is fielding critical questions from constituents on call-in radio programs, joining with workers in weekly round-table talks, or discussing politics with university students, he seems more the Western democrat...
The Market's Bump
So far stock prices in the United States have behaved like those rubberized posts in the middle of a two-way road: Knocked down, they bounce back up. Like the driver, alerted to his straying path, investors have moved on after each pothole in the market....
The News in Brief
The USThe Census Bureau released an in-depth study of poverty in the US from 1993 to 1995. It said 30.3 percent of Americans lived below the poverty line for at least two months during the three-year period, but just 5.3 percent stayed poor for two full...
The Roller Coaster's Twisted Story
G-Forces, weightlessness, loops, and corkscrew turns. Those are experiences only for jet pilots and astronauts, right? Not at all. All you have to do to experience the thrill of negative G's or a tight barrel roll is hop on a roller coaster.Speed is...
Trading Summer Leisure for Counting Bugs
It was the beginning of summer. The lawn-care people began to roll around to my neighbors' houses, the ice-cream man could be heard several times a day, and all my friends started to disappear to their summer jobs making money for college. So why was...
Travelers Whose Feet Are Firmly on the Ground
Patent attorney George Kaplan is a true New Yorker. City-born and bred, he resides today in the borough of Queens.But when it comes to enjoying his leisure time, Mr. Kaplan isn't looking for a respite from the concrete. On the contrary, one of his favorite...
Working Overtime to Make Bilingual Education Succeed
I teach English to children who speak Spanish as their first language. So, from the middle of the controversy over bilingual education, I can see both sides of the debate.My insider's conclusion is that bilingual education can produce successful students....