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 January 11, 2000

Able to Fix Old Books in a Single Bound ; Students Learn and Apply the Art of Binding
A first-year bookbinding student patiently stitches together the pages of an old journal, using a bone folder to hold her work in place. She tightens the thread, examines a companion volume to gauge the tension, then pushes her needle through the stack...
As Air Canada Merger Takes off, Prices Could Soar ; Last Month's Airline Merger Creates a So-Called 'Air Monopoly' That
The mayor of a small town in Manitoba has a dream: He'd like the folks from Thompson to occasionally hop on a plane to the provincial capital, Winnipeg, to sample the cultural delights of the big city. The 500-mile flight would take 55 minutes, compared...
Campaign 2000: Time to Tune In
It might help you to know that not much has happened. While you were away tending to holiday shopping, preparing the underground bunker for Y2K, watching Puffy Combs and Jennifer Lopez get arrested, the presidential campaign rolled quietly along. The...
Englisch Verboten! ; Most Americans Assume the World Speaks English. Some Colleges Persist
If the 21st century is beckoning all citizens to attend a global feast, most Americans clearly intend to arrive speaking English. While the number of US college students studying abroad has surged in the 1990s, the number of students taking foreign-language...
First Fleet of 'Green' Cars about to Hit the Road ; Ford and GM Unveil Cars That Get 80 Miles per Gallon - a Milestone For
At last, Detroit seems to have put its wheels on the road to environmentalism. The unveiling of the Ford Prodigy and General Motors Precept at the North American International Auto Show here is perhaps the most convincing evidence yet that the US auto...
Gulf Grows over Western Land Use ; New National Monuments Stir Passions over Preservation, State Rights,
The land sprawls across a vast pinyon and juniper forest, climbs pine-topped peaks, and tumbles across a desert's volcanic spires to the sandstone cliffs at the western edge of the Grand Canyon. This is not the tourist's Grand Canyon, the South Rim...
How a Book Is Published
Writing a book is just the first step toward getting it into libraries and bookstores. First, you send it out to publishers to see if any of them like the manuscript. (Some people have an "agent" do this.) This can take months, even years. In Gail Carson...
Inclusion or Exclusion? It All Depends
"One Size Fits Most." So said the label on a Christmas gift I recently picked up for my wife. Truth in advertising had finally come to the hosiery aisle. Would that the same could be said for our thinking about primary and secondary education in this...
Making Things 'Click' for Old Enemies Israel, Syria ; at Eight Days of Talks in the US, Israelis Say They Miss
The worn-out Israeli and Syrian delegations to the peace talks in West Virginia wrapped up yesterday and headed back to the Middle East. After eight days sequestered in the Shepherdstown Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, with the same fish and rice...
Merger a Landmark of Cyber Age ; Time Warner Joins America Online, Opening New Media Possibilities. But
Take the nation's leading media company and merge it with the cyberworld's top powerhouse, and what do you get? A single line into your home that can bring an interactive bonanza of entertainment, shopping, news - even your phone service. This came...
Prisoner of War Chests
McCain's campaign-finance crusade has a blind spot Did Sen. John McCain do anything out of the ordinary when he strongly urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to act on a matter that directly concerned a business whose executives have...
Rights of Women V. States Hits High Court ; Federalism Case Heard Today May Pivot on Justice O'Connor
In the biggest moment of the current term, the US Supreme Court today takes up a case that pits women's rights - as defined by federal law - against states' rights. The case will help determine how far the justices may go in redressing the balance of...
Rudy's Air Time a Hot Issue in New York ; Tourism Ads for N.Y.C. Feature the Mayor. but Are They Selling The
New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani is going on the air to urge Americans to come to New York and "paint the town red!" The ad seems simple enough. It's part of the city's annual winter tourism promotion. But it has infuriated many Democrats, civic groups,...
The Culture Wars Aren't over Yet
CANDOR AND PERVERSION: LITERATURE, EDUCATION, AND THE ARTS By Roger Shattuck W.W. Norton In his previous book, "Forbidden Knowledge: From Prometheus to Pornography," the distinguished scholar and critic Roger Shattuck raised a question considered almost...
The Fairy Tales of Now ; Writer Gail Carson Levine Asks, 'How about a Spunky Cinderella?'
When she was growing up, Gail Carson Levine's dad wouldn't talk about his childhood. She knew that he grew up in a Hebrew orphanage in 1920s New York, but not much else. One of the only stories he told her was how he would sneak out of the orphanage...
The Presidential Race and Religion
Somehow I thought after covering the presidential campaign of 40 years ago that I had seen the end of "religion" as an important issue. How wrong I was. And how different the issue is today. Back then Sen. John F. Kennedy was seeking to persuade voters...
Today's Story Line:
High-school shootings. High drug-use and drop-out rates. Five years after the end of apartheid, South Africa's education system - with a few exceptions - is showing no sign of improvement. Quote of note: "South Africa cannot begin to build its young...
Turning Moral Mirror on the PRI ; Last Week, the Presiden-Tial Candidate of Mexico's Ruling Party Touted
When Mexico's Francisco Labastida Ochoa announced last week that fighting corruption would be the central theme of his presidential campaign, it wasn't long before the snickering began. Mr. Labastida is the most recent in a succession of presidential...
USA
America Online, the largest Internet company in the US, said it will buy Time Warner Inc., the world's largest media enterprise. The acquisition, which reports estimated to cost from $166 billion to $190 billion, would be history's biggest corporate...
US Cannot Wait for Piecemeal Reforms by States
Thank you for the special report about a new type of federalism implied in rulings by the Supreme Court majority ("Recalibrating the power balance," Jan. 6). As the reporter noted, the Supreme Court decisions favoring local versus central authority...
What's New
Texas graduation exam upheld SAN ANTONIO - In a ruling that could affect exams across the country, a federal judge has upheld Texas' high school graduation test and rejected claims that it discriminates against blacks and Hispanics. US District Judge...
When High School Isn't Working
Bette Matkowski's epiphany about reaching disengaged high- schoolers grew out of her experience with her daughter Anne - a bright girl who nonetheless found herself bored, restless, and failing high school. "She had this active intellectual life but...
Where Do Modern Languages Come From?
Most people don't realize that the language they use in daily conversation is constantly evolving. Languages often include various dialects - spin-offs of an original language that are peculiar to a region or community. The French spoken in Provence...
Why Punishment? ; A Spiritual Look at Issues of Interest to Young People
Do you think kids should be spanked? Put in a time-out chair? Given detention? How about expelled from school? Wow, I can hear a whole bunch of arguments out there for and against those kinds of punishment! But wait a minute! Maybe I'm asking the wrong...
Why S. Africa's Schools Don't Make the Grade
Alexandra High School is no place to learn. Textbooks are in short supply, gangs rule the schoolyard, classrooms look like filthy bunkers, and teachers routinely skip school. "Most students don't even have books, and there are about 50 of us packed...
World
The largest rally in Israeli history - "even if there's rain" - was anticipated by organizers to protest a future withdrawal from the Golan Heights as part of any peace deal with Syria. A spokesman for Jewish settlers on the strategic plateau said hundreds...
Writing Tips: Ask Questions, Don't Give Up
After years of writing, reading books about writing, and taking classes on how to write better, Gail Carson Levine still gets stuck sometimes. The important thing, she says, is not to give up. For example, after she had written 200 pages of "Ella Enchanted,"...
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