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, 1999

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Very 10 years, the United States numbers its people. The goal is not to help the tax man, as Caesar Augustus intended at the dawn of the Christian era, but to apportion congressional seats. In a representative democracy, it's important to count the representees....
Admitting the Gender Pay-Gap Is Narrowing
Proponents of more government regulation in the workplace are launching a new effort under such euphemistic labels as Paycheck Fairness, Fair Pay, and Equal Pay. Congress and state legislatures are being urged to adopt the concept of "comparable worth"...
African Burial Ground under New York Streets
A clumsy, chain-link fence encloses a seemingly insignificant patch of grass amid the stone faades of Manhattan's courthouses and government buildings. But for many, this is sacred ground.It is an African burial ground. The plot of land is just a sliver...
Britain's Conservatives Clean House, Bring in Women Hoping to Build on European Parliament 'Triumph,' Opposition Puts
Women are continuing their long but steady march toward equality in British politics.In a bid to make his lagging party more appealing to women voters, opposition Conservative Party leader William Hague has removed three "old guard" males from his shadow...
Buying off Customs Officials Gets Harder US Customs Service Fights Corruption in Its Ranks to Foil Drug
Twenty thousand dollars just to look the other way - who could resist?Benjamin LeBron did. In fact the inspector for the US Customs Service in El Paso went further: He reported last year's bribe attempt by drug smugglers to superiors, then played along...
Challenge 2000: Counting the First Americans
It stands as one of the great ironies of the 1990 census: The nation's earliest inhabitants were undercounted the most.The Census Bureau estimates it missed some 12.2 percent of native Americans the last time around. That's why it is reaching out to...
Choreographing a Real Cliff-Hanger Rescue Rangers in Alaska Learn to Push the Limits in Saving Climbers - A
There he was, a park ranger dangling from a 200-foot rope attached to a helicopter, floating through the vast wilderness of Denali National Park.Billy Shott, a muscly man with small, intense eyes, was being flown up to 10,000 feet to rescue an injured...
Equal Favors Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
'There but for the grace of God go I." If that's meant as a way of saying "Thanks, God, for not putting me in the hole some other person is in," then I'd have to ask: how flattering is it to accuse the creator of allowing someone else to be in circumstances...
Etc
bobsledders asked too lateok, you'll be in Washington Aug. 14 to see the dignified and majestic structures that make the city beautiful. But as you arrive on Capitol Hill the first sight that greets you is ... youngsters zooming by, feet first, on little...
Fiction Books
1. HARRY POTTER & THE SORCERER'S STONE By J.K. Rowling, Scholastic, $16.95There's something strange about Harry Potter. His aunt, uncle, and their son would cringe if anyone knew he was a relative. So they keep him hidden away. But then Harry goes...
Fluttering between Childhood and Adulthood
LORD OF THE FRIES By Tim Wynne-Jones DK Publishing 214 pp., $17.95 Ages 11-14Good adolescent literature is something of a miracle. Tilt one way and it's too heavy, too ugly. Tilt the other way and it's too light, too cute. The best books for young adults...
Gee, Liddy, Lemme Just Get the Checkbook
It's that time again - school's out, barbecues are in, and early signs of the election season are turning up in the mail. "PERSONAL & CONFIDENTIAL," it said above my name, underlined, to grab my attention. And it did, this white envelope with its urgent...
IMF 'Scheme' for Debt Relief
The world's leaders gathering in Germany this week for the Group of Eight meeting will consider several proposals to ease the debt burden of poor countries. One proposal being promoted by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the US Treasury Department...
In States, a Clash of Titans over Jury Awards Laws Capping Jury Awards Are the Latest Battleground for State Series: JACKPOT JUSTICE, PART 2 OF TWO
State lawmakers, trying to prevent juries from doling out multimillion-dollar awards, are up against their toughest adversaries yet - state supreme court justices.The two have fought before, over school funding, prayer in schools, even the death penalty....
Kids' Books a Neck above the Rest Baseball, Swimming - and Reading
A LUCKY THING By Alice Schertle Illustrated by Wendell Minor Harcourt Brace Unpaged, $17 Ages 8 and upMY FIRST WORD BOOK By Angela Wilkes Photographs by Dave King and Tim Ridley Illustrated by Pat Thorne DK Publishing 64 pp., $16.95 Ages 1-4THE BIRD,...
Letters
Rich or poor, success in school relies on one thing Regarding "Who says poor children can't learn?" (June 8): Kudos to those schools that are showing us how it should be done, and that it can be done. If Heritage Foundation and Education Trust look carefully,...
Lottery Funds: Do the Arts Justify the Means?
The National Lottery gets rave reviews from the people who head some of London's major arts institutions - and it's not hard to see why. Revenue from the lottery has helped fund megaprojects that might otherwise have remained drawing-board fantasies.Some...
Major Makeovers Big Arts Projects Ring in the Millennium
THE BRITISH MUSEUM The grandest and oldest national museum has presented a face that was crowded, confusing, and a bit dumpy for the 6 million visitors it hosts each year. Now, the enormous Greek revival complex's Great Court is being restored. This...
Nowhere to Call Home after the War
Zarko tools his rusty Renault over roller-coaster cobblestones, half-joking with a passenger, "Did you know this is the most hated car in Budapest? We have the Belgrade license plates!"For an estimated 50,000 to 100,000 Serbian refugees scattered throughout...
Numbering the People the 2000 Census in the United States Will Take More People to Conduct
It has all the makings of a massive offensive: years of planning and training, high-tech logistics, the need for speed. Officials will recruit 3 million people to put 300,000 on the ground - six times the number of troops headed for Kosovo.But these...
Picture Books
1. WHAT'S HEAVEN? By Maria Shriver, illus. by Sandra Speidel,Golden Books, $15 Less a story than a parenting tool, this book depicts a conversation between Shriver and her daughter after a relative died. Shriver explains what a funeral is and where...
Rise of Memorials Hint at an Emotional America Campaign to Build a Monument for Littleton, Colo., Victims Illustrates
They've come from teachers, artists, and even a 14-year-old student.One suggests building a brick walkway. Another wants to turn a nearby greenspace into Columbine Memorial Park. And Bill Marshall, a local sculptor and Columbine grad, envisions two,...
Searching for Treasure to Seize on the High Seas
"Snag it!" I shout. The huge piece of wood crashes off to leeward and disappears in the wake of Scatt II, our 34-foot catboat. "Ready about. Hard a lee!" We veer off on the other tack and head straight downwind. "There it is!" yells Paul, our 17-year-old....
Sighs of Relief as Inflation Recedes Consumer Price Index Remains Unchanged in May, Easing Pressure On
For consumers, inflation remains the Phantom Menace.Yesterday, in one of the most widely anticipated government reports in months, the Labor Department reported that consumer prices were unchanged in May after a jump in April.The numbers represent the...
Swooping to Stardom Everybody's Still Crazy about Harry
HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS By J.K. Rowling Scholastic Press 342 pp., $17.95 Ages 8 and upA new book by J.K. Rowling is almost as much cause for rejoicing as the discovery of an eighth Narnia manuscript tucked away in the wardrobe.Indeed,...
Tables Turn on Serbs in Kosovo Peacekeepers Aim to Make Province Safe, but Serbs Flee Region Following
After taking refuge in the Kosovar capital of Pristina for a few days, three frightened Serbian Orthodox nuns steered their four- wheel drive up a steep gravel path to their isolated hilltop monastery on Tuesday. The sight that confronted them brought...
The Mighty Roar of a Revolutionary Mouse
RAGWEEDBy Avi Avon Books 192 pp., $15 Ages 9-12It's another story of a country mouse and a town mouse, but in "Ragweed" the country mouse leads an urban revolution and the city mouse is a skateboard punk-rocker who speaks like a hip urban teen. With...
The World According to Peter Drucker
'Anybody who tells you that he understands the American economy ought to be sent to teach modern dance," exclaims Peter Drucker with a wry smile during a recent visit to Bennington College, a small liberal arts school tucked between the hills in southwestern...
Today's Story Line
One test of NATO's commitment to a multiethnic Kosovo is its ability to protect Serbs who live there. Most of them are fleeing. Quote of note: "If all the Serbs have to leave Kosovo, that would be the biggest failure of the international community."...
Turtles, Coyotes, Butterflies
Man's stewardship of nature has come a long way in the 20th century. But there is no shortage of cases that illustrate the distance still to go.Consider the effort to save sea turtles. The biggest threat to the turtles is humanity's growing taste for...
Two Arabs Who Help Run Israel Parliamentarians Share a Hometown and the Goal of Palestinian Rights
He wants to fight the system. She's trying to work within it. He's a political firebrand. She's a quiet crusader for equality.Ahmed Tibi and Hosnia Jabara were born in the same year in this same town - a half hour northeast of Tel Aviv - 41 years ago....
USA
Consumer prices were unchanged in May after a huge gain the month before, the Labor Department reported, possibly taking some pressure off the Federal Reserve to boost interest rates. The consumer price index, the main US inflation gauge, was flat for...
Why Mom's Ugly Luggage Is the Only Way to Fly
I just read a travelers' advisory that said airport thieves target expensive, designer luggage. That's one thing my family never worries about.No self-respecting crook is going to be hanging around the baggage carousel waiting for our bags to glide by....
World
The deadline for serb Army and police units to withdraw from Kosovo was extended to midnight Sunday, local time, by NATO because of congestion on the roads. As those forces were leaving, they were joined by Serb civilians, with one Kosovo political leader...
You Snooze, You Win at Today's Workplace
We've all been there.It's early afternoon. You've just eaten a big lunch and you're sitting at your desk plowing through paperwork.Suddenly, you're fighting to keep your eyes open. The words on your budget report zoom in and out of focus, and your head...
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