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 December 15, 1998

Admissions Officer - or Supersleuth?
M. Quenby Jackson is on the hunt for "rare birds" - not endangered species, but a special type of high school senior.She found one not long ago. He was a top academic student at a high school in New Mexico who had also been elected president of the student...
A Lobbying Onslaught over Impeachment Vote
As the US House steels itself for Thursday's solemn vote on impeachment, it's confronting more than material facts and scholarly debate.It is also hearing from virtually every lobbyist in town - from unions to the religious right. Groups with a stake...
And Laying Aside the Gun
Considering how far they've come, the parties in Northern Ireland can certainly go a step farther and resolve the disarmament issue.On one side of this question stands the Protestant unionist leader David Trimble, recent recipient of the Nobel Peace...
Can You Name the Real Title of That Famous Christmas Poem?
" 'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house...."The opening lines to this lighthearted poem about a late night visit from Santa Claus are as familiar to most Americans as the Star Spangled Banner.But while it's likely you can name the...
Chile's Generals on the Skids? Military Leaders Worry That, with Pinochet Gone, They Will Lose Power as in Other Former Dictatorships
In a testimonial letter that Augusto Pinochet sent to the Chilean people from his detention in London last Friday, the former military dictator says his 17-year regime saved Chile from the threat of international communism and concludes: "The soldier...
Clinton Nods to a Palestinian 'Land' His 'Historic' Visit to Gaza Yesterday May Tilt Mideast Balance. but More Talks Needed
Golda Meir, Israel's prime minister in the 1970s, once said that there was "no such thing as a Palestinian people." But as pageantry greeted the first visit of an American president to autonomous Palestinian territory, the notion of Palestinians as a...
Effect on Clinton's Ability to Lead A Long Trial Could Distract the President on Issues Ranging from Social Security to Foreign Policy.; LAME DUCK, PLUS
It's tough for a president to move his agenda when he's a lame duck. But it's even tougher when he's an impeached lame duck.Already, President Clinton has been considerably weakened by the Monica Lewinsky scandal. If the House votes Thursday to impeach...
High Drama in the Office of Admissions Listen in as the U of Pennsylvania Decides Which 12th-Graders Will Hear 'Yes' This Week
It's 8:55 a.m. and Margaret Porigow, director of operations for the University of Pennsylvania undergraduate admissions rockets into an empty conference room, slapping a stack of three-ring binders onto a long table.She rushes out again, only to return...
Israel's 'Scorched-Earth Tactic' in Lebanon Raises Alarms Israeli Artillery Sets Fires in Occupied Zone to Expose Guerrillas. but Farmers Are Hurt. Israel Also Took Soil
Framed by rustic stone terraces, olive trees stretch their gnarled limbs above the rich, sunbaked soil of southern Lebanon. But these days, the ancient trees have been caught in a destructive line of fire - literally - in turbulent southern Lebanon.Since...
Ivory Ban May Bend, but Nobody's Buying Demand - and Poaching - Might Rise If Big 1999 Sale to Japan Is Allowed.; ELEPHANTS, REJOICE!
Far from the African grasslands, a Geneva-based international agency is agonizing over whether to approve a partial reopening of the southern African ivory trade as of March 1999.The good news for elephants is that the question may be moot: Jewelers...
Letters
The call for impeachment: some reactionsYour editorial "The Best Defense" (Dec. 9) was convincing until we saw what transpired. You admonished those defending the president before the Judiciary Committee not to attack Mr. Hyde. They didn't. Not to attack...
More Americans Explore a Once-Hushed Topic: Death as Baby Boomers Wrestle with Issues of Life and Death, They're Stirring a Cultural Sea Change on Spirituality
People have always wrestled with questions like "Why am I here?" and perhaps the ultimate stumper, "What happens after I die?"But American society has preferred to ignore the issue. During this century, death has largely been a hush-hush topic, something...
'Naming and Shaming'
Meet Joe Blacker. The day after the science teacher was hired by Kelsey Park School here, his new employer made the British government's list of worst schools.Never before had a list like this been released to the public. But in May 1997, the newly elected...
New Magazines Make History Sparkle for Kids IN-DEPTH READS
Malcolm Jensen sits in the publisher's seat of one of the most quietly successful educational magazines in America. And he does so with a dog at his feet and a charming New England town outside his office window.Against this idyllic backdrop, he calls...
On Schools' Minds: Competitors and Parents
Competition and consumerism in higher education are the most powerful forces in the admissions process today at highly selective schools, says Willis "Lee" Stetson."The entire admissions process has developed into a competitive marketplace," he says....
Outer Space May Open for Business NASA Is Considering Ways to Attract Commercial Interest in New Space Station
How would you like your company logo tattooed onto the side of the space station, where video cameras will always view it when a shuttle docks?Are you ready to jostle with fellow Trekkies at the local Neiman- Marcus to snap up a Jean-Luc Picard action...
Puerto Rico's Future as State Remains Fuzzy
The wording may have been jumbled, but the message was clear: Puerto Rico remains an island divided.In a plebiscite marred by controversy over how the options were stated, a slim majority of voters favored the option backed by advocates of the status...
Readers Wax, Wane, Wax Again on Clinton
In view of the impending vote on impeachment in the House it seems a timely moment to refer to my mail bag for an insight into what the public is thinking about this president.Early this year when the Lewinsky episode first surfaced my mail was about...
Science on the Sidewalk: A Brief Tour
Now there's something you see every day - a stoplight! But look closely. Can you spot something odd about the light? What's with all those dots? Is the lens of the light doing that? Or is it something else? (Answer: It's something else.) Look around...
Slowing the Flow of Arms
With intensifying conflict in Congo, ongoing civil war in Sudan, and simmering strife between Ethiopia and Eritrea, the last thing Africa needs is fresh shipments of arms. Yet that's what it will soon get from Russia and Bulgaria.Those two Eastern European...
Students Aren't the Only Ones Who Should Keep a Journal
There are many practical applications and benefits of keeping a journal - any kind, like a journal of awful personal experiences, or a journal of your pet's crazy antics. In the classroom, for example, a reticent student may write something to the teacher...
Texas Law vs. Treaty Execution of Canadian Murderer Could Be Trouble for Americans Abroad
Late Thursday night the Supreme Court narrowly stopped Texas from executing Canadian Stanley Faulder. The reprieve came only minutes before Faulder was to be killed. It never should have come so close.Executing Faulder would be a disastrous mistake....
The News in Brief
The USDemocrats will use procedural tactics to force the House to decide whether a censure vote against President Clinton is appropriate, House minority leader Dick Gephardt said. Meanwhile, majority whip Tom DeLay (R) told NBC that even if a censure...
Today's Story Line:
Ever since President Woodrow Wilson uttered the words "self- determination," America has tried to help many oppressed peoples to form new nations. Is Palestine next? President Clinton's trip to Gaza yesterday was an American nod to at least consider...
Virtues of Work vs. Finishing Homework
Kathy McWhorter started working when she was 13, peddling produce at a fruit stand. Now a minister and mother of two, she thinks it's great that her boys strap on Rollerblades or hop on bikes each afternoon and zoom around this seaside town delivering...
What Gets You Going? A Spiritual Look at Issues of Interest to Young People
Do you sometimes find it hard to get going and do the things you're supposed to do? Maybe you just don't feel like cleaning your room. Or being nice to your sister. Or maybe your know your homework is going to be really difficult, so you can't bring...
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