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 March 24, 1998

Accessibility: Churches Shouldn't Be without It
Could you tell your parents, your wife, your children, or a friend that they can't attend the church of their choice because of their physical disability? In many churches, this is what they're being told. It's what I've been told.Because of steps and...
A Far-Right Populist Pounds at Austria's Gates Jorg Haider - 'Hitler's Grandson' to Critics, 'Savior of the Working Class' to Supporters - Rises Fast in the Polls. Series: Europe's Angry Nationalists: Second of a Series. the First Story Appeared Yesterday
From the point of view of personal pedigree, Jorg Haider fits the bill perfectly as leader of Austria's far-right Freedom Party. His father volunteered to be a Nazi stormtrooper, his mother was a member of the Nazi League of German Maidens, and his multimillion-dollar...
A Foot of 'Partly Cloudy' on My Road
Willie Nelson sang wistfully of being on the road again, outbound for adventure. John Denver sang longingly of the "country roads" that would take him home again.The avenue away and the highway home are the same road; it just looks different when seen...
Author Sparks GED Students Back in Class to Boost Skills, Adults Are Inspired by a Writer's Immigrant Tale
Gish Jen takes her position behind the podium with a book and two bananas and peers out at the group waiting to hear her speak.Waving the bananas in the air she says laughing, "You'll have to excuse me, but I'm pregnant. Sometimes I just have to eat...
Big Majors on Campus Salary Concerns Are Still Strong, but Many Students Seek Fields That Focus on Serving Others
Coffie Fields is searching for the job of her dreams.In just two months, the Boston University student will graduate with a bachelor's degree in sociology. Time is short and she wonders if her major will land her a job right away."With any liberal arts...
Can Africa Prosper? 'Third World' Once Meant 'Mired in Poverty.' Parts of Asia and Latin America Left That Behind. So Can Africa
With the discrediting of communism as a route to prosperity, the world turned to variants of the democratic, competitive, private enterprise economy.Thatcherism/Reaganism spread. Then it got turned out of office in favor of Clinton/Blairism. The Asian...
Can Oil Powers Make Cuts Stick? This Week's Surprise Move to Limit Production Boosts Prices, but Previous Pacts Haven't Lasted
Once again, major oil-producing nations are cutting petroleum production to shore up rock-bottom oil prices - and this time they really mean it.Well, maybe.To be sure, prices will rise in the short term, say many analysts, but in the end they'll stay...
Clarifying Laws on Harassment Cases before High Court May Better Define Limits on Unwanted Sexual Advances
This week the Supreme Court will begin a groundbreaking effort to define and clarify an emerging, confused area of United States law: sexual harassment.Considering the volume of news generated by harassment allegations in recent years, many Americans...
Closing Down Cliques
My children and I often reserve the time right after dinner to deal with problematic homework or music practice. It can be a bit of a wrangle, no question. But the time also yields triumphs that send us to bed smug with our understanding of the problem...
Digging into the Museum of Dirt
The curator of the Museum of Dirt is surprisingly clean and well-groomed as he greets a visitor. Just because Glenn Johanson has collected hundreds of dirt samples from around the world, doesn't mean he likes to wear the same shirt all week or walk around...
Don't Mess with Student Fees, Please
Most parents say part of the college experience is the company you keep. And most schools don't let you down. Looking for a Christian club? It's there. Veggie advocacy? No problem. Students can sift through groups, applying and resigning as they wish....
Et Tu? A Classics Major?
Vivian Holliday has taught Greek and Latin language and history for 37 years at the College of Wooster in Ohio. She can remember when there were just one or two students majoring in the "classics."And there were a few years when there were none.But recently...
How Dirt Got That Way
'Every morning," says dirt expert Francis Hole, "you should get up and say, 'Thank you, soil, thank you, earth beneath my feet.' " Professor Hole is a retired pedologist (one who studies soil) from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Why should we...
In the Southwest, Copper Is A Conduit for East Asian Crisis
Talk about a typical Western boom-and-bust cycle. Last summer, the price of copper soared, giving new life to a faltering industry. Producers expanded operations here in the desert Southwest and made plans to open up new mines to slake global demand.Then...
Is the Goal of College Learning or Self-Esteem? Class Act: A Teacher's View
Welcome to college - the beginning of a wonderful academic, athletic, and social adventure.Or is it? As some colleges face struggles with declining enrollments, tighter budgets and instructors worried about their student evaluations, that adventure is...
Letters
Teach for America Is Filling a GapIn "Where Will We Find Tomorrow's Teachers?" (Learning, March 17), it says Teach for America critics argue that the program "doesn't include enough training and is robbing at-risk students of quality teachers."It is...
Looking for Love? A Spiritual Look at Issues of Interest to Young People
Are you looking for love? Do you think you must be looking for it in the wrong place? Well, I have some good news for you. Love is right where you are.The Bible reveals that God is Love.Now, you might say, "That's OK, but I'm looking for the kind of...
Minnesota's Tobacco Trial Turning to Defense This Week Industry Lawyers Begin Uphill Battle of Defending the Tobacco Giants
The defense is about to take over at Minnesota's tobacco trial, and industry lawyers are hoping for some winds of change.Since January, attorneys for Minnesota and Blue Cross/Blue Shield have been presenting their side of the $1.7 billion lawsuit. It...
Serbs Shrug off West's Threats and Hunker Down on Kosovo Tomorrow, Contact Group Meets to Discuss Sanctions. but Milosevic May Have Ways to Counter Them All
Sitting at a cluttered desk behind a typewriter and piles of unfinished paperwork, a Serbian official laughs as he discusses the international community's recent efforts to broker a peace in Kosovo."These sanctions they threaten us with, they are a big...
Students Take on Clique Busting in Jr. High Are Exclusive Groups a Rite of Passage? Educators and Students Say They Don't Have to Be
It's Tuesday, and she has the junior high school "nobody-loves-me" blues."It's sort of scary knowing you're an outcast," says Lorida quietly, talking about life in the eighth grade at a large, East Coast city school. "I just feel like I don't belong...
The News in Brief
The USPresident Clinton kicked off the most extensive African trip by an American head of state, promising US help in promoting trade and democracy on a continent still beset by civil war and poverty. Accompanied by his wife, Hillary, Clinton was met...
Web Can Narrow Your Search for the Perfect College
It's that exciting time of year when blooms start bursting and a high school junior's thoughts turn to ... college.Students pore over college guides, send away for literature, and drag Mom or Dad (or get dragged) to the all-important campus visit. Mark...
When Sports Become Too Extreme Surf's Up
As some of the best professional big-wave surfers in the world looked out over 40-foot waves crashing onto the shore of Oahu's Waimea Bay, the decision seemed disappointingly clear: The Quiksilver Invitational surfing competition had to be cancelled....
Why Starr Is Cast as Villain in an Unseemly Tale
At recent breakfasts, one with Clinton political strategist James Carville and a second with White House counsel Lanny Davis, I pressed our guests to explain something to me: Why, if they thought Ken Starr was doing such a terrible job, they seemed more...
Will Kosovo Go for Freedom Lite?
When Ibrahim Rugova became president of Kosovo's ethnic Albanians in 1992, he promised to seek complete independence from Yugoslavia.That pledge, reiterated over the years, has proved to be a central obstacle in resolving the Kosovo crisis. "If I had...
Yeltsin Ousts Team to Reset Russia - and Assert Himself Prime Minister and Others Were Fired Yesterday in Move Seen as 'Normal.' Yeltsin May Be Eyeing Reelection in 2000
In the unprecedented firing of his government on Monday - including his trusty prime minister - Boris Yeltsin lived up to his reputation for an erratic political style.This latest move, coming from Russia's first president of the post-Soviet era, came...
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