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 11, 1999

A Cultural Waltz through Vienna
The Blue Danube Waltz" has never been on my Top 10 list of musical favorites. But here I was, sashaying off to Vienna, the waltz capital of the world, where such music is as important to life as breathing. This year that's especially so, as Vienna marks...
A New Drive to Commute by Boat Gridlock and a Dash of Nostalgia Cause San Francisco to Push for More
This city is most famous for a golden-hued bridge that soars over its surrounding bay.But grasping San Francisco's essence really requires a journey to water's edge. More precisely, riding a ferryboat, which the city's late beloved newspaper columnist...
Beauty Queen Adds Politics to Her Palette
When cosmetics magnate Pnina Rosenblum mused she might run for Knesset someday, she was hardly serious at first - or taken seriously.The beauty queen who grew up in an immigrant shack in this drab Tel Aviv suburb was known for her own line of pantyhose,...
Children's TV - Taking Stock
Children's TV has often seemed a particularly arid part of television's "vast wasteland."Washington has occasionally tried to correct that. Almost two years have passed since the Federal Communications Commission enacted the "three-hour rule," which...
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OH, WERE YOU IN A HURRY? Criticism of China's human rights record so far hasn't extended to the commercial aviation industry. But for the folks aboard a flight from Shanghai to Beijing last month, perhaps it should. As we pick up the story, 252 passengers...
For Bush, Timing Is Everything Texas Governor Runs Risks in Pursuing Cloistered 'Yellow Rose Garden'
In the political world, no one seriously doubts that Texas' Republican governor, George W. Bush, is running for president.Without leaving Texas, he's raking in the campaign cash, piling on endorsements from key Republicans around the country, and perched...
For This Salesman, School Is the Pitch Series: Teaching with Flair
Carey Jenkins is a salesman. He no longer works from a corner office or cruises his territory in a sleek company car, but he's a salesman nonetheless - and an extremely good one, he notes."You could wake me out of a deep sleep at 3 a.m. and stand me...
Front Row with Helen Thomas
Helen Thomas will be remembered, foremost, as a truly great reporter but also as one of the pioneers who broke down barriers against women in the national media.She became the first woman to close a press conference with, "Thank you, Mr. President,"...
Home-Style Heroes Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
Time was when the leaders we looked up to were mega-men and women. Great military officers, heads of government, business magnates - these were the types we often admired from afar.Yet, today, experts say, the most influential leaders are more apt to...
Horses with 'Cow Sense' in These Competitions, Riders Take a Back Seat
The announcer calls out the name of the next team: "Misha Johnson, showing Lena's Dunny." Eleven-year-old Misha guides her horse, Lena's Dunny, into the arena. At the other end, a small herd of cows huddle together, kept in place by a horse and rider...
How Cutting-Horse Competitions Are Judged
Both rider and horse affect the score in a cutting competition. The team begins with a base score of 70. Penalty points are subtracted and bonuses are given. Here's what judges look for.One point is subtracted (each infraction) if:* The rider uses the...
How Much Can Executives Profit from Nonprofits? Landmark New Law to Punish Nonprofit Abusers May Be Used Against
As trustees of Hawaii's Bishop Estate, Henry Peters and his four colleagues were the highest paid charity employees in the United States.Each made roughly $1 million a year, and the estate says their salaries were just compensation for the trustees'...
Indonesia Eyes Past in Forging a Future Questions over Regime's Abuses Persist, a Year after a Ruler Resigns
Lasmiati says she's gotten over the events of last summer, but it isn't true.She still can't watch TV, since it upsets her to see government or military figures. And when her husband describes the day snipers shot their son Heri, she turns her head,...
Investigate, Don't Politic
Calls are multiplying on Capitol Hill for deeper investigation into security breaches at the nation's nuclear-weapons labs, and rightly so. The possibility that lax procedures have allowed dangerous technology to fall into the hands of the Chinese, or...
Letters
Russia's importance in the Balkans Regarding the opinion article "Russia's diplomatic playacting," (May 7): I was sorry to read Richard Hottelet's miscalculation of the vital role that the Russians can play in the peace negotiations with Yugoslavia....
Peru's Singing 'Social Rocket' Has Eye on US
Driving on any road in Peru's provinces you can see walls papered with her concert announcements. On any bus in Lima you'll hear her hoarse voice blaring out of the stereo. Flip on the radio and you'll hear her souped-up synthesized Latin cumbia beats...
Politics of Personality and Israel's Election Some 32 Parties Are on the May 17 Ballot, with Many Smaller Ones Fueled
Each night on Israeli television, campaign advertisements ahead of the May 17 elections look like a cross between late-night infomercials hawking Ginsu knives and a public-access channel at the United Nations.Vote for the handy-dandy Casino Party, and...
Precision Weapons, Human Error A Series of Misdirected NATO Bombs Is Showing How Blunt the Front Edge
The bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade is a sobering reminder that precision-guided munitions are explosive junk unless they are backed up by precision-guided minds.The age of high-tech targeting may have greatly reduced inadvertent casualties,...
Russia's Uneasy Place in Europe Kosovo Crisis Underlines Moscow's Place as the Continent's Perennial
History took a wrong turn at the end of the cold war and ended up in the deadly cul-de-sac of NATO's current war against Yugoslavia.That, at least, is the overwhelming view in Moscow, where it is an article of faith that the West needs Russian diplomatic...
Schools Are Putting Too Much Emphasis on Standardized Tests CLASS ACT A TEACHER'S VIEW
Once again, it's standardized testing time in many public schools. Maybe it's because I've always been such a poor test-taker that I am so critical of these tests.I studied like a fiend in college, but froze during every test, fixating on the misspelled...
'Summer School' and Vacation Time Can Be a Good Mix
To some people, the mere mention of going to school during the summer sparks woeful memories of grumpy teachers and missed beach time. But many today are opting to mix - or replace - sunshine with academic endeavors. For those who are, there are special...
The Continuing Struggle for World Peace
Peace activists representing hundreds of nongovernmental organizations are meeting this week in The Hague, 10,000 strong, to renew the search for world peace. The many formal discussions during the International Appeal for Peace commemorate the 100th...
Time to Rethink the Bombing the 'NATO Must Win' Refrain Is Obscuring the Allies' Moral Purpose
The accidental bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade could serve as the wake-up call for NATO. In spite of the failed attempt to find a peaceful solution to the Kosovo crisis and the resulting legitimacy this fact seemed to bestow on NATO's actions,...
Today's Story Line
When NATO hit China's embassy in Belgrade Friday, there were reverberations beyond Beijing. Moscow - opposed to strikes on Russia's Slavic cousins in Yugoslavia to begin with - saw the mishap as just the latest fallout from a wrongheaded foreign policy...
Tornado Yields Clues to Funnel Formation Data Collected on the Ground during Storm May Provide 'Missing Link' In
The biggest problem with tornado forecasting today is not that weathermen offer too few warnings. In fact, they give too many.For every tornado forecasters get right, they predict five more that never develop. The ratio may be as bad as 1 in 20. If they...
USA
Incorrect information from the CIA caused the accidental bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, a US official said. President Clinton apologized anew for the embassy bombing, but said NATO airstrikes would continue. Diplomats and lawmakers...
Why Peace Is Not an Issue
Six months ago, some of Israel's strongest proponents of peace said they didn't think Labor Party leader Ehud Barak had the right stuff to beat hawkish Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.Now, less than a week before the elections, something seems to be...
World
China was flexing its diplomatic muscles in the wake of last week's embassy bombing - demanding a US apology for the incident, coupled with a full investigation and punishment for those responsible. In other actions, China suspended dialogue with the...
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