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 April 28, 1997

After War, Guatemala Sees First Fruits of Peace
Six years ago, this lakeside Indian village was awash in violence. For more than a decade, the Guatemalan Army abducted and killed hundreds of villagers for allegedly aiding Indian guerrillas. In December 1990, villagers surrounded the garrison, demanding...
A Librarian's Adventures with Students and Stacks
Reference librarians are adept at carefully questioning patrons so as to find the right information quickly, and for elementary librarians, this is an immutable way of life:"It was a tall, thin, blue book, Miss Ducey, under the window.""An art book?"...
A Simple Equation: Math for the Love and Utility of It
A Tour of the CalculusBy David BerlinskiVintage Books 331 pp., $14 (paper) Mathematics: From the Birth of Numbers By Jan Gullberg W.W. Norton 1,093 pp., $50 It is a necessary but unfortunate condition that in most schools, math classes beyond simple...
A Touch of Turner Humor the Tate's Clore Gallery Was Built to House J.M.W. Turner's Vast Bequest of His Works to Britain. Designed by James Stirling, It Celebrates Its 10th Birthday This Year. Series: Curators' Tour: The Tate Gallery, London: Turner
It isn't one of the obvious ones," David Brown says. "It's not in every book about Turner."Dr. Brown is curator of the Tate's Clore Gallery in London, which houses the vast collection of works the English landscape painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851) bequeathed...
Bulls Still Stomping, but Bears Point to Rates WEEK AHEAD
Talk of higher interest rates hasn't scared all the bulls away.But it does have some of Wall Street's top strategists predicting downward or sideways moves for stocks - for this week and for the rest of the year.Interest rates on long-term bonds could...
Canada's Leader 'Quits' - While Still Ahead in Polls A HURRY-UP VOTE
Slipping in polls, Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien yesterday called an "early" election for June 2 rather than finish out his four-year term.Mr. Chretien's Liberal Party enjoys broad approval and a large lead in polls over four opposition parties....
Helping out America's Youths - Family-Style Volunteer 'Summit' Will Press Need for More Adult Mentors
Now, volunteering to help a troubled youngster can be a family affair.From Philadelphia to Oakland, Calif., volunteer agencies are encouraging adult mentors to bring youngsters home to experience life in a stable, two-parent family. Unlike the traditional...
In 500-Year Flood, Finer Things Surface N. Dakotans Take Stock as Waters Recede
Donovan Blue had never known a darker moment.For 36 hours he sat in his kitchen, listening to the sound of the Red River pouring into his basement, waiting for word from his wife and children. Finally, as the floodwater reached the door, he hugged his...
India No Bully under New Premier Popular Peacemaker Will Face a Struggle to Maintain His Coalition
As India prepares to celebrate 50 years of independence this August, a man who fought for his country's freedom looks set to deliver the national address from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort in Delhi.Such symbolism is important in a highly nationalist...
Iran May Pose First Test of Chemical-Arms Ban Officials Say Mideast Nation May Secretly Produce Weapons
With one day left before it enters into force, the new global chemical weapons ban may already be facing a serious test from Iran.United States officials say Iran has built a large-scale chemical weapons production program and hidden parts of it with...
Last Shards of Its Empire Jab at Modern, Downsized Britain
Britain's Foreign Office calls them "the pink bits" - and they're posing a dilemma for bowler-hatted mandarins there.When Hong Kong is handed back to China June 30, there will still be 13 British colonial dependencies, stretching from the south Atlantic...
Letters
Union Searches for Growth in Wrong FieldIn "Strawberry Fields Become Fresh Union Battleground" (April 16) the balanced approach for which the Monitor is so renowned was sadly missing.Contrary to the insinuation that growers do not provide fresh water...
Mamet's 'Old Neighborhood' Rouses Yearnings of a Trip Home World Premiere Transcends Mid-1900s Chicago Setting
Of all the themes that pervade the literary mind-set, none is more familiar than the homecoming of the hero. From Odysseus, to the prodigal son, to Bobby Gould - the protagonist in David Mamet's newest play, "The Old Neighborhood" - the idea of returning...
New Breed of Road Race Banks on the Bizarre Series: The L.A. Dog Jog Is One of a Growing Number of Races That Use Different Themes to Lure More Runners. in Races Such as the James Joyce Ramble in Boston and the Elvis Presley International in Memphis, Entertainment Value Is the Key. COURTESY OF W2 PROMOTIONS
The sweat is beginning to bead up on your brow. You can hear in your head the reverberation of each foot as it pounds the pavement - left, right, left, right. You look up for a break, a water station, any kind of distraction. As your eyes focus in front...
Rebels Asked to Account for 80,000 Missing Refugees in Zaire UN Officials Met with Leader Kabila Seeking a Way to Locate and Aid the Vanished Rwandans
Concern is mounting over the future of thousands of Rwandan refugees who have been cut off from international assistance for more than a week by Zairean rebels.Aid workers say they have been able to find only a few hundred of the more than 80,000 refugees...
Ruling Puts Tobacco under FDA Thumb
The tobacco landscape has changed.A federal judge has pronounced tobacco an addictive drug laced with nicotine. And cigarettes are nicotine-delivery devices that can be regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), ruled Judge William Osteen Jr....
Russia's Far East Bonanza Sakhalin Island's Oil Greases Western Cooperation
Russia's decision to allow Western interests to share in the exploitation of the immense oil and gas reserves off Sakhalin island has opened the floodgates of investment.Sakhalin was first developed 150 years ago as a prison colony. I write from Neftegorsk,...
Service to Others: 'One of Life's Best Habits'
Nineteen college students raise money for expenses, take rudimentary lessons in building construction, and drive to Kentucky in a rented van.A week earlier, they had been mere campus acquaintances. In Chavies, Ky., they become a cohesive crew - digging...
Stock Market Bounces about as It Awaits Important Data WEEK BEHIND
Wall Street's renewed infatuation with stocks turned squeamish last week.It was as if the movers and shakers of high finance suddenly saw what the cat had dragged in: the likelihood of another interest rate hike when Federal Reserve policymakers meet...
Take the Kids to 'Shiloh' and Expect to Enjoy It, Too Story of a Boy and His Dog Takes Up Moral Issues
A boy and his dog. It's one of the oldest stories in the world, but it still makes a good movie from time to time.The latest specimen of the breed is "Shiloh," named after a shy little pooch - a beagle, actually, like Snoopy but somewhat less articulate...
Taking Education All the Way to the Bank 'REAL WORLD' FINANCE
For the past five summers, Sandi Campbell has worked at an ice cream shop. This summer, the high school senior will be behind a counter, but instead of handing out double dips, she will be handling money - as a bank teller.For Sandi, it will be familiar...
The Pros and Cons of Public vs. Private Schools One in 10 American Parents Spring for Private Schooling for Their Children - Should You Be One of Them?
In eighth grade, Jennie Brown was on track. Her experience in the Washington public school system had been remarkably good, and she was headed for one of the capital's most prestigious public high schools.But there was a hitch. "She is passionate about...
'Titanic' Resurfaces as Stage Spectacle
Before its tragic end made it a symbol for disaster, the great ship Titanic was a symbol of everything the recently dawned 20th century was supposed to stand for: excitement, extravagance, immensity of size and ambition, and above all the technological...
Treaty Concerns
Now that the treaty banning poison weapons has been ratified, the concerns of Americans who feared joining it should be addressed. They deserve more than the first battle-dress reactions to the Senate vote: The president won an "enormous victory." Conservative...
Victims' Rights Groups near A Constitutional Showdown Oklahoma City Bombing Fuels Movement; Trial Displays Its Power
Victims of violent crime often say they are victimized twice. First by the criminal, then again by the judicial system that has more built in protections for the defendants than for them.That simmering frustration has been the catalyst for America's...
What to Keep, What to Give Up Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
If someone asked you to give up something you really loved, would you do it? Do we ever have to give up happiness? No, not when the source of that happiness is God. God is Love itself. God does not ask us to give up anything good.Abraham learned...
When to Invest in Private Schooling
If you could afford to send your child to a private school for only a limited period, which years - if any - would you choose?Lawrence Gladieux, head of the Washington office of the College Board, sees no reason to spend the money on private education...
Why Kids Are Gonzo for Beanie Babies CRITTER CRAZE
At 9:30 on a Tuesday morning last week, when they should have been at work or aerobics class, dozens of parents stood outside the No Kidding! toy store.A shipment of Beanie Babies had come in overnight, and word spread like wildfire through suburbia....
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