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 May 6, 1997

Bomb-Building Books Come under Fire
As more and more potentially dangerous information on bombmaking and terrorism spreads through books and the Internet, many fear that all would-be criminals need to carry out their destructive plans is a library card.This week, a federal appeals court...
Children Desperately Seek Hong Kong Dads A Wave of Mainland Kids Enter the Colony Illegally to Join Their Fathers before the July 1 Handover to China. Series: Handing over Hong Kong, July 1, 1997. an Occasional Series
The mother had ignored calls to surrender, so the authorities took no chances. Twenty immigration officers, with a dozen firemen in reserve, moved in to seize Chung Chau Chuk-ngan and her eight-year-old daughter and whisk them across the border to China.Ugly...
Child's-Eye Views of Family Life from Northern Ireland to Canada, Gaining a Deeper Understanding of Complex Ties between Generations
Reading in the darkBy Seamus DeaneAlfred A. Knopf 246 pp., $23 The Music Teacher By Robert Starer Overlook Press 205 pp., $23.95 The Jade Peony By Wayson Choy Picador, 238 pp., $22 Bright Angel Times By Martha McPhee Random House 244 pp., $23 Not all...
Deposits by Despots No More: Swiss to Tighten Bank Laws
Bankers and politicians here are learning that money does indeed have an odor, and one that wafts far beyond any vault.For decades, dictators and despots have deposited their fortunes in the fortress-like Swiss banks, counting on secrecy laws to protect...
Domestics in Middle East Face Widespread Exploitation, Abuse Government Complicity Heightens an Often Ignored Problem
Kumaree, a Sri Lankan maid in Beirut, was not paid by her Lebanese employer for five years."Finally, the man got tired of Kumaree and 'sold' her," says the Rev. Salim Rizkallah, a Roman Catholic priest in Beirut who ministers to foreign workers. "After...
Earth's Hardiest Inhabitants Offer Clues to Life on Distant Worlds 'Extremophile' Microbes Thrive despite Searing Heat and Intense Cold
Scientists are looking to Earth's nastiest habitats for clues to life on other worlds.Searing hot water, deep-sea pressure, freezing polar wastelands, or lightless mile-deep rock represent the extremes of Earth's habitable environment. But such areas...
End Africa's Longest War West Should Be Tougher on Sudan's Oppression in Its Southern Region
While the international community remains focused on the Zaire crisis, Africa's longest running civil war appears to be coming to an end.The recent humiliating defeat of government forces in southern Sudan and along the Ethiopia and Eritrea border is...
Grading America's 'Teflon' President
Every day the public sees President Clinton doing something: meeting with foreign dignitaries or American achievers, issuing an executive order, visiting or speaking to groups, flying to a disaster area, or presiding over some event. Even while on crutches,...
How One Japanese-American Runner Took on Babe Ruth, NISEI BASEBALL RESEARCH PROJECT
Kenichi Zenimura was seven years old when his parents fled the poverty of Hiroshima, Japan, early in this century, emigrating to Hawaii. It was there that Mr. Zenimura fell in love with the game of baseball with an unmatched passion.Zenimura moved to...
Humor Gets the Last Laugh COMEDY'S COMEBACK
If your little dog can write his name in ketchup, or walk backward and say "www.woof.com," be sure to contact Susan Sheehan right away.Ms. Sheehan is David Letterman's "stupid pet trick" coordinator and always on the prowl for pets capable of doing oddball...
Japanese-American Baseball Leagues Fuel Dreams and Community Pride from Early This Century to the Internment Camps of World War II, Semi-Professional Baseball Teams Helped Keep Up Community Spirits and Provided a Path to Fuller Participation in American Life
Herb 'Moon' Kurima was born early in this century in the farming town of Florin in California's San Joaquin Valley, the son of Japanese parents who had immigrated from Hiroshima.From the age of 10, he joined his family after school in the strawberry...
Match Wits against A Digital Grandmaster
The eyes of the computer world and the chess world are focused on New York this week.That is where the best player in the history of the game takes on one of the most powerful chess computers ever developed. Last year, champion Garry Kasparov beat the...
Meet Arthur's Author the Creator of America's Favorite Third-Grader Tells How It All Began
Like many parents, Marc Brown likes to tell his children bedtime stories. One night, his oldest son asked Mr. Brown to tell him a story about animals. Brown thought he'd start alphabetically, so he told his son a story about an aardvark named Arthur....
Out on Video
THE STRONG MANTRAMP, TRAMP, TRAMPLONG PANTS One of Harry Langdon's movies calls his character "just a crumb off the spongecake of life," and it's hard to top that description. Also instructive is the overall title Kino gives this collection of the comedian's...
Readers Write
In Favor of TenureThe article "Tenure Comes Under Stricter Review" (April 24) mistakenly claims that tenure "guarantee{s} a job for life."Tenure simply guarantees that following a probationary period, usually seven years, and after careful scrutiny by...
Sex and Gender Issues Roil US Society - and High Court by End of June, Justices Will Decide Key Cases on Harassment, Pornography, and Pedophiles
Some 30 years after the "sexual revolution" and the advent of the women's movement, issues that used to be neglected or only whispered about are increasingly demanding the attention of the nation's most staid institution - the United States Supreme Court.In...
Speak Softly in Mexico
Bill Clinton's talent for soothing political utterances will be put to the test in Mexico. In the first US presidential visit to the Mexican capital since 1962, Mr. Clinton brings along a split agenda, positive and negative.The positive side is expanding...
Stocks May Yield to Bonds in '97 Slowing Economy, Rising Rates Underscore Attractive, Predictable Returns on Bonds
Bonds are back!From the titans of high finance like mutual fund guru John Templeton to top investment houses like Merrill Lynch, there's a new interest in fixed-income assets.Bonds became financial wallflowers in recent years as investors tripped over...
Taking on Deep Blue
This week marks an athletic grudge match sure to rivet the attention of millions. No, basketball fans, not the NBA playoffs between the New York Knicks and the Miami Heat, who, in turn, have benefited from the strategic genius of coach Pat Riley. But...
Terry Gross Makes Conversation Seem like a Breeze on 'Fresh Air'
Public-radio interviewer Terry Gross, perhaps America's best listener, hasn't had an earful yet.In fact, "Fresh Air With Terry Gross" celebrates its 10th anniversary May 11 as a national daily arts and issues magazine - in part because its host brings...
The Many Faces of a Reputed Gangster Larry Hoover: Drug Baron or Community Activist? A Jury Will Now Make the Call. Series: Part of a Series: Bringing Down a Gang
On the street, he was known as Mr. Untouchable.A small man with a long scar across his neck, drug wholesaler Adrian Bradd owed his hands-off status and some very lucrative business to childhood buddy Larry Hoover, the reputed leader of Chicago's largest...
The News in Brief
The USPresident Clinton was to fly to Mexico on the first leg of a week-long Central America trip designed to promote democracy and trade. Before leaving Washington, he said US-Mexican relations hold the promise of mutual prosperity and had strengthened...
Time for US to Show Commitment to Caribbean outside Support and Initiative Can Help Keep the Islands from Drifting into Instability and Decay
The economic interests of the United States and the Caribbean are closely tied.A vibrant Caribbean economy favors low immigration levels to the US and a stalwart ally for America by its island neighbors. President Clinton shouldn't miss the opportunity...
Washington Aims to Ease Delays for Foster-Care Kids
Congress is considering bringing a teaspoon of stability to the lives of America's foster-care children.The aim is to keep any child from living lives like David, Jonathan, and Clifford Williams. When the boys - who had been abused - were all under age...
Who You Are Is Up to God A Spiritual Look at Issues of Interest to Young People
Sometimes someone feels the worst thing that can happen is to be judged "different" by other people. "You talk funny. You're strange," kids in school sometimes say. Or, "Those shoes are a joke. You definitely are weird." Often no one will be friends...
Why Rich Russians Are Buying 'US-Made' Jeans in Beijing's Back Alleys Ex-Communists Create a Capitalist's Paradise in the City's 'Little Russia.'
The aftershocks of Moscow's big-bang economic transformation are reaching even Beijing and changing the Chinese capital in a curious way.A growing number of Russian entrepreneurs are leaving behind their newly capitalist homeland to seek their fortunes...
Zaireans Ask Mobutu Army: Just Whose Side Are You on? Soldiers, Seeing War's End, Plunder Capital
The three Zairean soldiers came to the door looking for cellular phones. They couldn't find the man of the house, so they forced his wife, Marie-Jose Ehomo, to show them where the phones were."They said they wanted the telephones because we were using...

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