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 June 17, 1996

A Fledgling Daughter, a Father's Wing
'Dad, I'm 22 years old. I've been working in New York City for two years. I've been hanging out there ever since I was 15. John and I used to sneak in on the train at night and stroll around the Village."This was Lisa's response six months ago when...
An Antidote for Clintonomics on the Supply Side
While traveling across my home state of Florida, I often ask the people I meet whether they are enjoying a better standard of living than their parents did at the same age.Generally, the answer is yes. But when asked whether their own kids will enjoy...
'Basics' for This Veteran Math Teacher Include Simplicity and Fun Robert Walker Hooks Kids by Sharing His Enthusiasm and Making Math a Game
Robert Walker eyes his latest challenge with a mischievous twinkle in his eye."Tell me something. Do you know how to multiply without multiplying?" He grabs a piece of paper and eggs on his interviewer. "Come on, give me some numbers, any numbers."In...
Churches Rebuild after Burnings BLACKS, WHITES UNIFY
On a country road in western Alabama, Henry Carter stands in front of the site where generations of his family attended Sunday services and chokes up. The red-brick church - Little Zion Baptist - burned to the ground last January. Though it has taken...
Concord on Balkans: Bosnia Vote to Proceed US Election Drives International Harmony
Six months after the signing of the Dayton peace accord, the leaders involved in trying to preserve the shaky peace in the Balkans gathered here to produce a report card on the progress of peace. Their verdict: Bosnian elections - which many see as critical...
Defining Atlanta from Voices in Its Past Narrative about Two Atlanta Mayors Elucidates the Role of Race in Olympic City
Standing before the Olympics selection committee in Tokyo six years ago, then Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson delivered a brief speech in a last-ditch effort to convince officials the Southern city should be selected to host the 1996 Centennial Games."Atlanta...
Dole Braves a Storm
Bob Dole bid an emotional farewell last week to the US Senate. He weathered many storms there, but his was usually a sure hand at the tiller.Now he steps into a craft, his presidential campaign, with much trickier steering, and which is currently tossed...
Drip of Ethics Queries Stains the First Family Whitewater Report Critical but Finds No Illegal Acts
To White House officials, dealing with Whitewater must seem like working on a leaky old roof. You spend hours fixing the drip in the dining room - and right when you think it's plugged another crack opens up and water drizzles onto the parlor piano.The...
FCC Set to Change the Look of Children's TV after a Protracted Fight, Commission Appears Ready to Require More Educational Programs on Major Networks
The enduring battle for more "Big Bird" and fewer "Biker Mice From Mars" on network television may soon be over. It looks as if "Big Bird" is going to win, and America's children will have more quality educational programs to watch on network television.For...
How to Read Russia's Vote Tally: Watch How the Also-Rans Fare
The most significant result of yesterday's presidential election in Russia will not be who wins, but who comes third.Barring a stunning upset, neither incumbent President Boris Yeltsin nor Communist challenger Gennady Zyuganov, will have gathered the...
Huge Blast in Shopping Mall Reveals Rift within the IRA
The massive bomb that ripped through a shopping center in Manchester, England, Saturday, injuring more than 200 people, shows that a deep division has opened within the Irish republican movement, British government sources and independent analysts say.The...
In S. Korea, Legislating Grinds to a Noisy Halt
First they protested verbally, then they held street rallies. Now two of South Korea's opposition parties are physically blocking the start of the National Assembly to gain reforms they say aim to eliminate vestiges of military rule in this young democracy.Since...
L.A. County Sends Sheriffs to Tolerance Training - at Museum
Wearing buzz haircuts and two-piece suits, the cadets from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Academy wind their way single-file down a darkened corridor. Epithets come fast and furious from the shadows: "Redneck ..." "Arrogant Jap ..." "Whatcha goin'...
Liberal Arts Colleges Prepare Students for Life
Life - and higher education - is about being a good adult, not about being a good student, nor only about the salary of your first job. Learning to be a good adult is infinitely more encompassing than just honing the intellect or the resume writing skills.Despite...
Lift Up Your View Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to World Events and Daily Life
Can every person experience renewal and salvation now? Or must we wait for "the end of the world"? The change in one's outlook on life, from a merely material basis to a more spiritual perspective, is a type of resurrection; and each one of us can...
Mexicans Use Video Cameras for More Than Weddings: To Keep Cops Honest
RING the United States, where the videotaped beating of Rodney King created a public outcry about police abuse and racism, videotaped testimony in Mexico is putting authorities on the defensive.</P><P>In the past few years, Mexican television...
Murder, He Wrote, Mendocino-Style Bruce Anderson of Mendocino County Was Jailed for Refusing to Obey a Prosecutor's Subpoena
Mendocino County seems a placid corner of the earth: redwood forests crowding down to ocean cliffs, quiet towns of clapboard houses, and acres of grape vines marching in spring-green lines up gentle hills.But the scene belies a culture of divisions....
Mutual-Fund Managers Get Scrutiny New SEC Rules Will Require Closer Tabs on the Personal Trading Managers Do on the Side
As Americans pour ever more money into mutual funds, the federal government wants to ensure that fund managers are subject to effective codes of ethics - and are abiding by them.By late spring or early summer, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)...
Nadia Comaneci Finds Balance off the Beam
With another corporately sponsored promotional session winding up, gymnastics legend Nadia Comaneci is about to exit the jammed aisles of Filene's downtown Boston department store. Her exit is interrupted, however, when a man who identifies himself as...
'New-New' Math Sparks Old Battle Yet Another Approach to Teaching Math in California Incurs the Wrath of Parents Concerned about Basics
It's math time at the Sherman Oaks Dixie Canyon Avenue Elementary School. But instead of pulling out paper and pencils, the mixed class of kindergartners and first-graders snuggles up on the reading rug as teacher Marlene McLemore props up a large book...
Parents' Responsibility
The case of a Michigan couple, found guilty of violating that state's parental-responsibility law by failing to control their wayward son, evoked a mixed reaction. A judge fined each parent $100 and ordered them to pay $1,000 in court costs.Prosecutors...
'Power to the Schools' Is Credo of Boston's New Chief Series: Third in the Series: Big City School Chancellors. Previous Articles in This Series Ran April 30 and June 11
As he hurried through the brightly painted halls of Oliver Wendell Holmes elementary school in Boston, Thomas Payzant kept stopping. Each time, the city's new school superintendent introduced himself to someone new - a student, a teacher, a parent."I...
Search for Answers to Juvenile Crime Consensus Is Emerging between Liberals and Conservatives on Ways to Curb Teen Violence
For years, American communities have grappled with how to stem the rising tide of violence among youths.But that effort is taking on fresh urgency now as demographic trends and statistics show lawlessness among juveniles continues to climb even as overall...
Shedding Light on the Olympic Torch Trail
For New Englanders who witnessed this spring's centennial Boston Marathon, the Olympic torch relay was heavy on anticipation, light on viewable action.Whereas the marathon produced a river of thousands of runners and corridors of cheering crowds, the...
The News in Brief
THE USFindings from the Whitewater Committee's year-long investigation are to be made public tomorrow. They conclude that Hillary Rodham Clinton likely had a role in limiting the inquiry into White House Lawyer Vincent Foster's death to hide potentially...
Tougher High School Standards Signal Greater Demands on Students but New York Shift Prompts Concern about Funding Such Change
Vonalis Pina doesn't buy into the deeply entrenched notion that many minority kids can't make it to college."It's like saying climbing a mountain is hard," says the teenager, who's heading to Swarthmore College in the fall. "If you're brought up with...
Why Malpractice Suits Rarely End Up Costing the Doctor Ultimately, Jurors Find for People They Trust, and Physicians Surpass Other Defendants in Public Trust
Hearing the evidence of surgical mishap, and putting himself in the jury's place, the judge thought this was what one might call an open-and-shut case.The testimony - and the exhibits - showed beyond doubt that the defendant surgeon had somehow closed...
With Democracy Stifled in Burma, US Joins Its Asian Allies with Soft Reproach
After a week-long tour of East Asia by two American envoys, it seems clear that any international action to ease the standoff between democracy activists and the military-run Burmese government will take place on Asian terms - with lots of behind-the-scenes...
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