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 26, 1998

After School Shooting, New Self-Examination Tuesday's Tragedy at an Arkansas School Is Aberration, Studies on School Safety Show
When two young boys opened fire on their fellow students in the rural Arkansas town of Jonesboro, they prompted an immediate national soul search over the causes of violence among youths.The shooting Tuesday was the fourth time in six months that a student...
A President's Right to Secrecy Clinton's Decision to Invoke the Controversial Protection May Put Starr on the Defensive
If nothing else, the increasingly bitter struggle between independent counsel Ken Starr and the White House will likely clarify and define one of the presidency's most important legal shields: executive privilege.It's a tool that Bill Clinton and his...
Are Whites Casualties in Land Fight?
Are white farmers deliberately being targeted for assassination by black former guerrillas frustrated by the slow pace of land reform in the post-apartheid era? Or are those murders simply part of the overall wave of violent crime in South Africa?In...
A Simple Desire: To Better the World These Essays Highlight Ways to Build Idealism into Future Communities
THE COMMUNITY OF THE FUTUREEd. by Hesselbein, Goldsmith, Beckhard, and SchubertJosse-Bass, San Francisco 285 pp., $25 Put together by the Drucker Foundation, this book of essays is full of rampant idealism. Its authors - educators, think-tankers, corporate...
Bold History of the US Lacks Inclusiveness
A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLEBy Paul JohnsonHarper Collins 1088 pp., $35. Paul Johnson has written an audacious celebration of America. Audacity comes easily to Johnson, author of such other large-scale works as "The Quest for God," "Modern Times,"...
Challenging Mark Twain's Tales of Simpler Times Sans Raft, Lidie Newton Is More Than a Female Huck Finn
THE ALL-TRUE TRAVELS AND ADVENTURES OF LIDIE NEWTONBy Jane SmileyRandom House 452 pp., $26 Ernest Hemingway once said, "All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called 'Huckleberry Finn,' " and since then a river of ink has flowed...
'Click' Here to Become A Storyteller New Genre?
John Ganz is no couch potato. In fact, when the sixth-grader has free time he'd rather not plop down in front of the television."I'd rather use the computer," says the young New Yorker. "With the TV, I'm just sitting there idly watching, but with the...
'Cybernazis' Use Web to Reach into Europe Haven for Hate
The burst of machine-gun fire from the computer's sound card and the stark screen image of a masked man armed with a Kalashnikov, standing before a swastika, tells you that this is no ordinary Web site. By accident or by design, you have surfed into...
Electronic Properties of Carbon Fiber Open Field to 'Smart' Structures
Imagine an airplane that is smart enough to take energy from the sun and power its own aisle lights or let you know when it develops a dangerous crack in its wing. Or a solar car that soaks in enough sunlight to avoid those long lines at the gas station.That's...
Faith Leads to True Victory, Not Score at End of Game
FAITH IN SPORTS: ATHLETES AND THEIR RELIGION ON AND OFF THE FIELDBy Steve HubbardDoubleday 214 pp., $19.95 The place of prayer in sports, especially as it relates to winning and losing, is one that divides believers. Even in an organization like the...
Feast Gone Awry Brings Creativity to the Table A Dose of Michigan Expertise Rescues a Meal in China
'Whether it's the sourcing of food products, or the cultural cooking differences from chefs located globally, I've always been fascinated by the shear adventure of cooking," says Michigan chef Keith Famie. "This was an adventure, minus the simplicity,"...
German Special Squad Tackles Neo-Nazi Attacks, but Roots of Problem Remain Series: Europe's Angry Nationalists. Third in a Series
The undercover police inspector and his partner slowly cruise through the desolate neighborhood of low-rise apartment blocks. The night is moonless, and street lights give off only a meager glow."This part of town is known as a 'national liberated zone,'...
High Court Narrows Harassment Debate Supreme Court Focuses on a Company's Liability for Supervisors Who Sexually Harass Employees
Two sexual-harassment cases argued this week before the US Supreme Court could substantially alter laws governing the American workplace - causing employers to spend more time educating about and enforcing rules against unwanted sexual advances on the...
'If It Tastes Good They'll Eat It,' Says Vegetarian Cook
Ready to abandon Hamburger Heaven for a Vegetable Valhallah? But your offspring flatly refuse to give up their Happy Meals? Don't despair, says New England baker Ken Haedrich, author of "Feeding the Healthy Vegetarian Family" (Bantam Doubleday Dell,...
If There's a Road, There's a Pothole in It Rites of Spring Include the Fragrance of Hot Tar
White chalk lines, stark against black asphalt pavement, tell a story of assault.The lines highlight fractures like those that might appear on roads where buses or large trucks often stop with punishing abruptness.When exposed to the elements, these...
It's Kansas, Toto, but This Isn't a Top-Loading Washer
Bern, Kan., is the kind of place where the grain grows high but water runs short.The town periodically ran dry until it got access to new wells a decade ago. During one drought, it had to truck its water in. Which is why last fall the residents of Bern...
Letters
More on White House, Family ValuesI can't help it. I just have to respond to Godfrey Sperling's column "A White House Indiscretion Is a Betrayal of Family Values" (March 17), on President Clinton's job rating and continued popularity. The news media's...
Listen Up
UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN: AT HOME IN ITALYBy Frances MayesRead by Barbara Caruso Recorded Books, $72 (Rental $16.50) Eight cassettes, 11 hrs., unabridged Read by the author BDD Audio, $24.95 Four cassettes, abr. Let the Tuscan sun warm these earliest days...
One Morning at the Breakfast Table Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
Our family reads the local paper over breakfast. Everyone has a favorite section, and my third- grader's is the comics. One morning recently, I read over his shoulder, catching up on my favorite cartoon. That day's strip dealt with a third-grade class's...
Our Summer in A Secret Garden
In what used to be known as primitive societies, I read somewhere, there is the persona of the maternal uncle. He is a merry fellow with a smile on his face and a soft spot in his heart for adoring nieces and nephews. He is often an intervener who tries...
Presidents and Privilege
Nearly a quarter-century ago, the Supreme Court laid out the dimensions of "executive privilege." Ruling on President Nixon's effort to withhold information contained on White House tapes, the court ruled that the privilege existed, but only clearly...
S. Africa's Landless Still Get the Boot Law Says It's Illegal to Kick Tenant Farmers off Land, but Evictions by Whites Continue
Blacks may have been elected in 1994 to govern South Africa, but when it comes to land, as in other aspects of the economy, power still resides with whites.The landless Phiri family in the Cape Province's winelands is a case in point. The only sign of...
Seniors Affinity for Audiobooks, Family Listening, and Leisure Series: Seniors Prefer Rentals over Purchases. Jane Ross, Right, of Bookteller in Wellesley Hills, Mass., Helps Maxine Hegsted Check out a Tape. BY MELANIE STETSON FREEMAN - STAFF
Joan and Fred Howes never leave home without them.Before heading off on one of their frequent car trips, the couple visits an audiobook store near their home in Georgetown, Texas. "We pick up enough tapes to last for the entire trip," says Mrs. Howes,...
Stores Build in Perks to Keep Families Coming but Reserved Parking for Pregnant Shoppers Draws Fire from Women's Rights Groups
At 9:30 on a drizzly Tuesday morning, dozens of preschool kids parade into West County Mall here in suburban St. Louis and plop down in front of still-shuttered stores.They're members of the Kids' Club, which offers free weekly entertainment to attract...
The Call of an Owl and Iowa Earth
Last night our screech owl was back at the farm, holding forth from the highest branches of the shelter belt's tall pines. He roused me out of a dream I was having about planting the garden, something that has been on my mind now for a few days.My wife,...
The News in Brief
The USDespite widely reported incidents of violence, juvenile crime in the US has been declining, a Justice Policy Institute study said. Released several days ahead of schedule because of a shooting at a school in Jonesboro, Ark., it found that juvenile...
Tracing King Solomon's Gold to Lands of the Ancient Incas A Controversial Explorer Claims That Pre-Europeans Sailed to the Americas
And Hiram sent in the navy his servants, shipmen that had knowledge of the sea, with the servants of Solomon.And they came to Ophir, and fetched from thence gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and brought it to king Solomon..I Kings 9:27,28 Some call...
Uncertainty and Hope Mark Yeltsin's Game
The stunning news of Boris Yeltsin's Cabinet firing this week was no surprise to those who know the character of the aging Russian president. It was the logical reaction of a man who doesn't like his power challenged - even if only by someone's intentions...
Unfulfilled Promise for a Generation of Arabs
THE DREAM PALACE OF THE ARABSFouad AjamiPantheon 344 pp., $26 'The Dream Palace of the Arabs" borrows its enigmatic title from the writings of English author T.E. Lawrence. "I meant ... to give twenty millions of Semites the foundations on which to build...
UN Optimistic on Iraq but Admits Real Limits UN's Butler Ends Four-Day Visit Today, Citing Progress on Inspection. Details Are Elusive
Judging by the pervasive politeness on display from the United Nations chief weapons inspector in Baghdad, the crisis that drove the United States to the brink of military strikes against Iraq last month now seems all but forgotten.Richard Butler, head...
US-Latin Policy Changes Modest, but Important
The Clinton administration deserves high marks for two recent policy initiatives toward Latin America and the Caribbean.The first is a series of humanitarian measures toward Cuba, which have been extensively reported in the media. The second is the skillful...
US Missile Defense Drifting off Target New Report Indicates Defense Systems Hurt by Poor Planning and Insufficient Testing
Fifteen years ago this month, then-president Ronald Reagan unveiled his futuristic "star wars" missile-defense plan, igniting a fiery debate over the feasibility of building a system that could shield the United States from nuclear devastation.Some $50...
Utah's War against Uncle Sam A Monument to Big Government?
To most Utahns, Big Brother is a bully.While the campaign for states' rights is in vogue across the country, in Utah, it's a war. From Day 1, when browbeaten Utahns were made to give up a number of Mormon traditions to achieve statehood, the state's...
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