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 February 10, 1997

A Mommy Wonders If There's a Daddy Track Does Honor at Work Have to Mean No Dinner at Home?
My husband was notified he is one of three California finalists for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching Elementary Mathematics. Our four daughters and I were planning to honor him with the Red Plate - "You Are Special Today." But that was...
An Unexpected Masterpiece the Monitor Invites You to Sit in on the First in a Series of Conversations with Art Museum Curators on Choice Objects in Their Collections Series: Curators' Tour
Boston's Museum of Fine Arts is considered one of the top five art museums in the United States. The MFA's 750,000 objects include renowned examples of American and European painting, Egyptian Old Kingdom art, and Asian art. Part 1 of five parts.One...
A Warm Winter Walk at Well below Zero
Our pickup sat on blocks, surrounded by snow, waiting for parts. The thermometer had dropped to 24 below zero during the night. I rode with brother-in-law Red to the mine where he worked, higher up the Blue Mountains of northeastern Oregon, early morning,...
Back Road Travels Reveal Civil Rights Issues
Southern Journey: A Return to the Civil Rights MovementBy Tom DentWilliam Morrow & Co. 381 pp., $25 As in countless other places across the South, a monument to soldiers who fought for the Confederacy - and to keep slavery - commands the town square...
Balanced Budget May Hinge on Subsidy Cuts CORPORATE WELFARE
As the White House and GOP congressional leaders get down to hard bargaining on how to cut taxes and balance the federal budget, calls are growing for attacking government subsidies and tax loopholes for big business.Advocates in both major parties,...
Canada Sells Controversial Nukes Abroad SAFETY QUESTIONS
On a trade tour last month, Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien gave Thai, Korean, and Filipino officials a familiar pitch: Buy Canadian nuclear power plants - the world's safest and most efficient.For decades CANDU (Canadian Deuterium Uranium), the...
Check Your Scale Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
Progress. Achievement. Success. These are the things by which we often measure our worth. People in business often feel the need to progress at a certain rate. Musicians and athletes may feel they have to achieve excellence by a certain age. Artists...
Come Study in America the US Should Be Trying to Attract Foreign Students. Instead, It's Keeping Them Away
If the 21st century is to be the global era, then American universities will need to be international institutions.A central part of this profile is made up of foreign students studying in American universities. But the news on this front is not good....
Dark Memories in the Early Voice of Novelist Ralph Ellison
FLYING HOME ANDOTHER STORIESBy Ralph Ellison Random House, 173 pp., $23 For Buster and Riley, two fictional African-American boys created by Ralph Ellison, ebonics is the only language they speak. In this collection of short stories, including three...
Egypt's Police See Satan in Teens' Western Ways
The three policemen came at 4 a.m., while another with a Kalashnikov rifle waited downstairs. They rummaged through Omar's room, taking rock-and-roll music cassettes and a skull-and-crossbones wall poster.Next they demanded Omar himself. His father insisted...
Federal Court Case in N.C. Pits FDA against Joe Camel
Joe Camel gets his day in court today.In Greensboro, N.C., lawyers for the tobacco industry and the Department of Justice will square off in a federal district court over whether the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has the jurisdiction to clamp down...
Friend Gone? Play Games on the Internet
When fifth-grader Matt Trevithick moved from Washington, D.C., to suburban Boston, he didn't have to abandon his old friends entirely. He still plays a video game with his friend Karel on- line.Matt and Karel are attracted by the action and graphics...
Heeding the States
The "new federalism" has been around since the salad days of the Reagan revolution, but it has rarely been newer than it is right now. The states are actually taking up a big piece of what for decades has been a federal responsibility. That, of course,...
'It's My Job, Stupid,' Canadians Cry as Economy Looms in Election Year
'Jobs, jobs, jobs" was the 1993 rallying cry that swept Jean Chretien's Liberal Party to a massive election victory and made him Canada's prime minister. Unfortunately, he may have to recycle the slogan.With federal elections expected this year, pundits...
Jews, Blacks Build Cultural Bridges New York Case Shows Progress Nationwide to Ease Tensions between the Two Groups
On the streets of Brooklyn's Crown Heights neighborhood, reggae music mixes with the chants of a Hebrew holy service. Bright-colored West Indian scarves contrast with dark Jewish yarmulkes. On every corner there is evidence of two different cultures...
Late Dictator Teaches 'Self-Reliance' the North Korea That Kim Il Sung Left Behind in 1994 Is Isolated and Broke, but 'Juche' Philosophy Lives On
Under a larger-than-life portrait of the late North Korean leader Kim Il Sung, scholars from about a dozen countries gathered here in a hotel ballroom in Tokyo this weekend to pay deference to juche - Mr. Kim's philosophy of self-reliance.At first the...
Letters
Why Our Forests Stay GreenRegarding the Jan. 8 article, "On Yankee Farms, Firs Supplant Spuds," praise is deserved for reporting what many call the most underreported environmental story of the past 50 years: the regeneration of Eastern forests. In fact,...
New York Puts the 'Grand' Back in Central Station A $303 Million Project Is Restoring New York's Landmark Commuter Hub
William K. Vanderbilt wouldn't have recognized his architectural masterpiece - once heralded as a "secular cathedral" - if he'd wandered through Grand Central 10 years ago.The train station he built in 1913 at the edge of New York City had become a grimy,...
Oil No Longer Fuels Texas Economic Engine
It's been five decades since Frank Pitts sank his first drill stem into the hills of East Texas. He's the dean of Dallas wildcatters, a man who's mastered one of the world's most volatile businesses.To Mr. Pitts, nothing compares to the drama that began...
Russia Replaces Thugs with 'See You in Court'
The hearing takes all of eight minutes in the office of Judge Lyudmila Dronova. In the end, she orders a food company, which failed to show up in court, to pay the Narofaminsky Refrigeration Works $1,400 in back bills for cold storage.Her methodical...
Scott Hamilton: Batteries Not Included the 5 Ft., 3-1/2 in. Dynamo Performs with Boundless Energy on Skating Tours, in Competition, and Soon a New TV Special
If anybody in sports can keep pace with the Energizer Bunny, figure skater Scott Hamilton probably can. Every time you turn around he's skating somewhere with irrepressible energy and enthusiasm and a winsome smile that reaches to the cheap seats.On...
Sculptor Melds Cultural Objects ART OF METAMORPHOSIS
'I am large, I contain multitudes," the poet Walt Whitman wrote in "Song of Myself." The same might be said of sculptor Michael Lucero, whose work is being shown at the American Craft Museum here. Not that Lucero is physically large, but his work spans...
The News in Brief
The USA Clinton-Yeltsin summit in Helsinki was set for March 20-21. Meeting plans were finalized during two days of talks in Washington between Vice President Al Gore and Russian Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin. The venue was shifted from the US to...
True Test of Welfare Reform Lies in Appalachia Getting People off the Dole Is a Much Tougher Task in Rural Areas Where Pockets of Poverty Stubbornly Persist
Hemmed in by small, steep mountains, Prestonsburg, Ky., lies deep in the heart of Appalachia - a region of stark contrasts.Here run-down trailers sit near well-kept homes; thick forested hills rise majestically next to ones scarred and barren from mining;...
Turning PLO Activists into Voices of the People
Despite limited authority and meager legislative results the Palestinian Legislative Council has emerged as (a) the best gauge of Palestinian sentiment in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem and (b) the likely source of future Palestinian...
US Standards Program Gets Mixed Reviews Federal 'Goals 2000' Aims to Help States Establish Academic Benchmarks, but Money Is Often Spent Haphazardly
In Green Bay, Wis., "benchmark" is the new buzzword among educators.Students there are now required to meet higher standards in math, science, and social studies. Teachers are getting new training. School officials are reaching out to involve parents...
Video Games Zoom onto Internet as Industry Recovers from Two-Year Slump, On-Line Market Looms as Challenge to Profits
When Joe and Joan Consumer went shopping this past Christmas, they skipped the computer aisle and went instead to the video-game section. That's why sales of home computers were lackluster last year and video games are suddenly hot again after a two-year...
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