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 3, 1998

A Bedroom Community with a Farmland Feel
Prairie Crossing, a 668-acre development in Illinois, outside Chicago, is billed as a fresh alternative to suburban sprawl.As the name connotes, Prairie Crossing has a country flavor to it, partly because of its distance from the city (36 miles from...
Back on Their Feet and Working Again
Two years ago, Marea Washington and her two children were on welfare and living in a shelter in the old mill town of Lowell, Mass., once a place of shallow hopes.Today, Ms. Washington is making more than $1,800 a month running a new home day care business...
Bomb Lands Hard on Pakistan Economy since Last Month's Tests, Pakistani Share Prices Have Dropped 40 Percent. Economists See Tough Times Ahead
It's the economic bomb whose consequences could be far more troubling than the nuclear bomb," says Nasir Bukhari, chief executive of one of the largest brokerage companies in Pakistan. His worst fears came true after the country came under international...
Chinese Army's 'Private' Business
Step into China Aerospace Corp.'s complex in Beijing and you might see Chinese business executives in Western-style suits selling spacecraft components or satellite launchers.In some offices, however, green-uniformed officers of the People's Liberation...
Fur Flies over Rising Feline Population Abandoned, Feral Cats Blamed by Some Experts for Millions of Bird Kills
When you walk into the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in Virginia Beach, Va., you can't miss the question on the wall, "Why do we ask so many questions?"Potential pet owners are grilled to make sure that if they adopt a fluffy,...
Hawaii's 'Local Food': A Fusion of Ethnic Flavors
Chefs talk a lot about how Asian ingredients and cooking techniques are changing traditional European and American cuisine, but there is one place where this fusion cooking is not a trendy concept but an everyday reality: Hawaii.Over the past several...
Hope and Healing Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
How important is hope to healing? Can you be healed of a physical ailment through prayer if you have absolutely no positive expectation of spiritual healing? A friend put the question to me recently. I knew she was not asking idly. We talked awhile....
How China's Army Stocked American Shelves
A stroll down the aisles of a discount store in downtown Manhattan reveals many Chinese-made products for sale: an "emergency poncho" for $1.09 and a "two-piece storm suit" for $21.99 in the sporting- goods section, as well as a "Clear Choice automatic...
How Dueling Economists Add Up Tobacco Bill as Senate Resumes Debate This Week, Both Sides Pull out Scholars and Studies to Buttress Their Positions
A tax hike is a tax hike is a tax hike.That's what some conservative critics are saying of the landmark tobacco legislation that the Senate resumed debating June 1. The measure, which would overhaul how US cigarettemakers sell their wares, raises a staggering...
India Blase about Potential Impact of US Sanctions Government Says Economic Clampdown from Last Month's Nuclear Tests Won't Rock Economy.; Economic Fallout
Standing at one of the limousine counters at the New Delhi airport the other night, a newly arrived passenger tried one last gambit to get a lower price for the ride into town. "Oh come on," he implored the attendant, "now that our country has the bomb,...
Indonesia: Chaos and Control
With the abrupt transition of power in Indonesia, pressure is building for elections. For too many casual observers of government, elections are equated with democracy. Simply calling for elections ignores the fact that no credible electoral system exists,...
Inmates Refurbish Old Computers for a New Future
Omar Sharif Brown stands six feet tall, weighs well over 250 pounds, and has an intense stare. Here at the Soledad Correctional Training Facility, Mr. Brown, who was convicted for murder, is carefully replacing parts on a computer keyboard.Brown also...
In US, Quebec's Top Separatist Wants to Talk Trade (in English)
Lucien Bouchard, the man who wants to make Quebec a separate nation, was speaking excellent English - and complaining about the English language.Never in history, the provincial premier told a few reporters, has there been "such a strong language." Two...
Long-Shot Amendment Could Redefine Religious Freedom Constitutional Amendment, Backed by Conservatives, Headed for House Floor
A constitutional amendment designed to reverse decades of Supreme Court rulings on the separation of church and state is set to be voted on by the US House of Representatives as early as June 4.The Religious Freedom Amendment would, among other things,...
Now for Plan B
The nuclear club couldn't keep Israel, India, and Pakistan out. The members need new ideas to curb conflicts.PLEADING didn't work. India and Pakistan crashed the club anyway. Now what?On June 12 the foreign ministers of the Group of Eight (G-8) industrial...
One Answer to Welfare, Day-Care Dilemmas? Trend in Welfare-to-Work Effort Trains People to Become Home Child-Care Providers. Critics Question Its Viability
One sultry day last June, an Effingham County case worker asked Karen into her office, told the single mother of five she had to move off welfare, and suggested a new job: home day care."My biggest thing was leaving my kids. That was the hardest for...
Our Son's Path Is Strewn with Flours
It started in the sandbox. The customary mud pies with sand frosting, leaf sandwiches, and twigs rolled in dirt were not adequate for my son's palate. Instead, Spencer made asparagus quiche, deep- dish pizza, flourless chocolate cake, and exotic fruit...
Places to Share Conversation and a Soda
Ray Oldenburg is a student of "third places," the informal public- gathering spots that serve to weave communities together but have largely disappeared in many subdivisions.A sociology professor at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Oldenburg...
Smuggling: Not Just Drugs Anymore from Exotic Animals to High Technology, the Market for Contraband Is Thriving, Keeping Customs Agents on Their Toes
When Peter Smolyanski sat down in Mango's restaurant on Fort Lauderdale's posh Las Olas Boulevard in 1995, he had no idea he was about to enter the world of rogue KGB agents and bargain-basement nuclear weapons.Instead, the undercover police officer...
Standing Up to Ancient Custom African Women
Oureye Sall was born into a caste in which men traditionally work iron and women circumcise girls.But 30 years ago Ms. Sall broke with tradition, as well as her sole source of income, after her own daughter was nearly killed by the procedure. Sall never...
Suburbia Revisited: Housing That Promotes Neighborliness through Design
Little by little, America's housing landscape is undergoing a quiet transformation.In response to Americans who see suburban sprawl as fragmenting society, those who design and build developments are increasingly trying to create more intimate neighborhoods...
The Ripple Effect: Saddam and South Asian Nukes
The nuclear race between India and Pakistan poses a new strategic dilemma. If a country is entitled to nuclear weapons because a neighbor has them - in this case, India because of China, and Pakistan because of India - there is no end to it.Possession...
To Avoid Junk E-Mail on the Internet, Keep a Low Profile
Mark Bruce was shocked when his daughter, in addition to receiving messages from friends and family, started getting online offers for get-rich-quick schemes and pornographic material. It got so bad the worried father had to screen all her e-mail before...
Uncle Sam Wants You to Save the Official Push for Private Retirement Saving Reflects a Recent Move Away from Government Paternalism
Uncle Sam has a message about retirement he wants American taxpayers to hear: Don't count on me to pay for everything.In other words, Social Security alone, even if revitalized in the next several years, won't provide retirees with enough cash for secure...
Where Boots and Bonnets Don't Go in the Closet
Do you mind if I put my backpack in your boot?" she asked."What?""May I put my backpack in your boot?" After hearing the question a second time, I had no doubt that I'd heard my British colleague correctly. Either she wanted to stuff her backpack into...
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