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 May 9, 1997

Baseball's Big Hit - Intimate, Luxury Parks Designed for the Sybarite in You 'Smart' Seats, Hot Tubs, and Food Courts Bring an Amusement Park Approach
Video kiosks, gourmet food, luxury suites, learning centers, meeting rooms, retractable roofs - all these, and more, are becoming standard equipment in new baseball stadiums. If things go the way many sports architects expect, it won't be long before...
Captain Wolter Asks JFK to Lend a Hand
It was on just such a beautiful spring day that Virgil arose to say, "Eheu! I think today I shall write 'The Aeneid!' " Today, I propose to write about the Watson boys. In a recent outburst, I told of my extreme popularity in Paris and I dropped the...
Census Challenges
Old census challengeGordon Squire notes that planners for the 2000 US Census wonder what to do about missing certain groups of people such as the homeless in New York. Suggestions include statistical random sampling. What approach would you suggest?Answer...
Christians in Lebanon See Hopes, Numbers Diminish Pope's Visit Spotlights Religious Diversity in Mideast
Bkerkeh, the mountaintop seat of the Maronite Catholic church, juts out like a fairy-tale castle amid the clouds that surround Mt. Lebanon and its sister peaks. It will be one of Pope John Paul II's main stops in Lebanon's Christian heartland when he...
Citing 'Threat' of Islam, Turk Army Gets Bolder WHO RUNS TURKEY?
With many Arab eyes watching them, the Jewish state of Israel and the predominantly Muslim nation of Turkey ratcheted up their new military ties this week.The two Mideast neighbors - one a NATO member, the other living closely under America's wing -...
Clinton's Aloofness Leaves Mexicans Barely Enchanted Tight Security during Trip Keeps US President from the People, despite Official Progress on Drugs, NAFTA
Bill Clinton's first presidential trip to Mexico this week brought an unexpected "Clintonmania," stated one Mexico City daily.Unfortunately for Mr. Clinton, the reference was to unprecedented security measures that put thousands of police on the streets...
Countdown to Count
The year 2000 is still 2-1/2 years off. But for head counters at the US Census Bureau, that's perilously close to deadline, which is why they were on edge this week as Congress debated whether to rule out a critical statistical method.That method, sampling,...
Draw Up 'Contract' with Boss to Balance Career, Kids
More women than ever before are returning to work within a few months of having a baby.In 1995, 85 percent of new mothers returned to the labor force within six months after childbirth. (See chart.)Part of the reason is financial. But women say they...
Family Movie Guide
This guide includes "family films," potential blockbusters, and movies that might interest young people. Only films with G ratings are tagged as all-family fare by Hollywood. Most have stronger MPAA ratings that call for extra alertness from parents....
Liberty's Ebb and Flow A World Forum Is Needed to Spur Democratic Change
Freedom made important strides around the world in 1996 as the number of free countries grew from 76 to 79, the largest number since Freedom House launched its annual survey in 1972. These 79 countries provide their citizens with a high degree of political...
Mother's Day an Increasingly Longer Day: Work vs. Family
Across America this Mother's Day, the adage "women's work is never done" rings especially true.Women are joining the work force at a much faster rate than men. Over the next decade they will account for most of the growth in the labor force: 63 percent,...
NBA Teams Coax Coaches with Player-Size Salaries
It's raining dollar bills in the National Basketball Association and the guys getting drenched this time are the coaches, not the mega-salary players.The dismal Philadelphia 76ers began what has become the most remarkable week of coaching changes in...
Partisan, Not Personal
Pro wrestlers, or members of Congress? That's a question United States citizens might fairly ask their elected representatives these days. Personal pokes, prods, and threats have become all too common on Capitol Hill. Some days, some members get so worked...
Poise and Balance Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
The tightrope walker was performing what seemed impossible tricks. Sitting in the gallery, we were on eye level with this performer and were amazed at how she maintained her balance. How could anyone exercise such poise and perfect balance? Years...
Putting Sterner Face on Juvenile Justice System Headed for Historic Overhaul
America's children are increasingly showing up in court with a warning label: "armed and dangerous."*Two 12-year-old boys in Wenatchee, Wash., shoot and kill a migrant farm worker after he tells them to stop making noise.*A pair of teens in Franklin,...
Reader's Write
The Other Lives of Salaried WorkersRegarding the column "Dilemma for Parents: Neglect Your Child or Neglect Your Job" (April 24): As former white-collar workers, we have always been puzzled by the corporate philosophy that automatically requires anyone...
Reaping a Harvest We Did Not Sow
Asparagus is expensive now. It reminds me of the spring Steve and I shared a place near Oregon's eastern border, in Treasure Valley. We harvested all the free asparagus we could eat.We found the house on a farm for very low rent. The house sat under...
Robust Economy Revives Cities New York Mayor Wants to Use $856 Million Surplus to Cut Taxes, Pay Debt, Aid Education
To Debra Wasser, New York has never looked better. The streets are cleaner, the parks are better tended, and the hotels are packed with people. A talk-show host, she lives on Fifth Ave. and overlooks Central Park.But Bob Grossman sees a very different...
'Steel Pier' and 'Candide' Share Dazzle and Decadence
Life is a cabaret, old chum...."Those words, from the classic musical "Cabaret," have been floating through theatergoers' minds since the new "Steel Pier" and a revival of "Candide" arrived on Broadway recently, within a few days of each other. Both...
The News in Brief
The USStrikers at a Chrysler Corp. auto plant in Detroit plan to vote today on whether to ratify a new local contract with the company. The deal is believed to allow Chrysler to farm out about 250 drive-shaft production jobs to an independent supplier....
When Debra Monk Sings, Tony Award Judges Listen
Even in rehearsals, Debra Monk can stop the show. In a cavernous hall tucked behind an anonymous metal door on Manhattan's Upper West Side, the actress belts out the lusty number "Everybody's Girl" for Broadway's "Steel Pier," and every member of the...
Zaire Waits for Dictator to Take His Final Bow MOBUTU'S TACTICS
If Zaire's cornered dictator were a stage actor, he'd be a master of the curtain call.His reign over this giant African nation appears over. A rebel army is nearing the capital. But President Mobutu Sese Seko Mobutu nonetheless promises to return - yet...
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