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 September 2, 1997

15 Years of School Reform: New Ideas, Modest Results Educational Choices Abound as Classes across the US Resume This Week
As summer officially comes to an end, millions of American parents are taking part in that timeless ritual of trust: sending their kids back to school.The low point for that trust came in 1983, when federal officials issued a dour report card on the...
As the Doors Swing Open, Schools Scramble for Teachers Last-Minute Hiring Limits Choices and Hampers Teacher Preparation
Suzanne Adams has a week to prepare for her first year as an eighth-grade science teacher at Portland's Mt. Tabor Middle School. In that time, she must transform a cluttered old shop room into an enticing classroom, hunt up materials for science projects,...
Best Hope for Bosnia: Hard-Liner Who Softened Plavsic Once Opposed Peace Accord. with NATO Backing, Serb President Now Vows to Fight Those Who Flout the Plan
It is one of the enduring scenes from the war in Bosnia. Posing for television cameras, a jubilant Biljana Plavsic embraced Zeljko "Arkan" Raznjatovic hours after the notorious paramilitary chieftain had presided over the bloody Serbian seizure of the...
Breakfast Feasts and Added Desserts
Over the years one of the most frequently asked questions about the Monitor breakfast group goes something like this: "What do journalists who attend these breakfasts expect to get out of them, and how often are their expectations fulfilled?"Well, to...
Corporations Flex for the Family but Critics Say They Still Falter on Work-Life Issues; Key Is Changing Culture at Work
For corporate America, fall is fast becoming the family-friendly equivalent of the Oscars.Fortune will soon join Business Week and Working Mother magazines in ranking family-friendly companies - those that offer benefits from child care to flexible hours...
Court Ruling Strikes Blow for Dissidents in China
In the first victory for democracy activists since a 1989 showdown with government troops at Tiananmen Square, a Chinese provincial court has quashed the convictions of four dissidents from that era.The highest court in Jilin Province recently ruled...
Diana
Shakespeare would have understood instinctively all the complexities of Diana, Princess of Wales. She stitched into one personality the innocent flirtatiousness of Henry V's "fair Katherine," the vulnerability of Ophelia, and the common touch of Henry...
Diana Redefined Fame and Royalty Her Achievements Live on as Do New Questions about the Role of Monarchy
Diana, Princess of Wales, redefined the nature and uses of fame even as she struggled to find peace in her own private life. Reaction to her death Sunday made clear she was one of the world's greatest celebrity icons of the century.Her legend now seems...
Displaying Children's Art beyond the Refrigerator Door from First Scribbles to Realistic Renderings, School Projects Can Become Mouse Pads, Jewelry, Even Quilts
School days bring with them a steady stream of PTA notices, lunch menus, and, of course, artwork that is proudly toted home.Parents of toddlers or preschoolers eagerly anticipate the wonderful deluge of homemade art projects.Those with slightly older...
Good Can't Hurt Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
When, as a small child, I would get a cut or a scrape, my father would go for the iodine bottle. "The worse the medicine hurts, the sooner you will heal," he would say. And I often heard one version or another of the statement "You have to have the...
Hang on to Your Hats, El Nino May Bring Wild Weather the Ocean Current Could Have Profound Effects, Say Scientists at UN Gathering
Things are really heating up in the Pacific Ocean, scientists say, and the result could be wild weather worldwide.The abnormal warming of Pacific waters, known as "El Nino," which has been under way for about six months already, equals the century's...
. . . How? Walk the Walk, Even for a Moment
I am entirely unqualified to talk about race. I am a middle-class, largely unoppressed white woman. But I want to do something about racial tension, and there are others like me who wonder where to start.The only way to fix things is to talk, listen,...
MAI: Free-Trade Issue to Divide Democrats
I am puzzled by the article "Democrats' Values Moving to Suburbs" (Aug. 27). Why didn't your story alert the public to the issue that will really cause dissension in the party - President Clinton's plan to "fast track" the Multilateral Agreement on Investments...
Markets Pushed to Cut Trade Costs DECIMAL DEBATE
Washington wants Wall Street to move without delay from fractions to decimals in pricing stocks.Regulators are "no longer in the position to deny investors the billions of dollars of savings" from such a change, says Steven Wallman, a member of the Securities...
Overcoming the Culture of Silence on Race . .
"Raise your hand if you've ever had a difficult, distressing, ultimately unproductive discussion about race."A roomful of hands usually shoots up when I've asked that question of students in my psychology of racism courses.Even though we live in a nation...
Pack of New Coaches, Old Picks Mark NFL Start
The National Football League sported a new look as it kicked off its 78th season Sunday.Powered by their quarterback Drew Bledsoe, the New England Patriots routed the San Diego Chargers 41-7, and Troy Aikman engineered a 37-7 victory by the Dallas Cowboys...
Paparazzi and Pursuit of Privacy PUBLIC INTEREST?
From the moment Buckingham Palace announced her engagement to the Prince of Wales, Lady Diana Spencer provided a beguiling canvas.She fell in love with a prince and raised two rambunctious boys. She confessed to a loveless marriage and shook the foundations...
Parents Call on Tutors to Fill in the Gaps Once Just for Struggling Students, Tutoring Is Now Popular Even for Those at the Head of the Class
Fourth-grader Katherine Tontillo quickly solved the division and fraction problems as her mother smiled.When Katherine was in first grade, her parents became concerned that her math skills were languishing, says her mother, Maria Voe. So she enrolled...
Play Matches Celebratory Mood at US Open New Complex Stars along with the Top Seeds and Fresh Faces in Tournament's First Week
The star during the early going of this year's United States Open tennis tournament neither fired service aces, dinked drop shots, nor even swung a racket. No, stealing the limelight was the place where two weeks of laser shotmaking takes place - the...
Saudi Prince's View: We're the Most Permanent US Ally
Saudi Arabia's military chief approaches an interview like one of his beloved hunting falcons: He circles first, observing, letting tough questions about a troubled US-Saudi relationship run their course.Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz - minister of defense...
Senior Citizen Discounts Are Affirmative Action for the Wealthy Price Breaks Cost Business Billions of Dollars and Breed Resentment among the Young
What if private businesses and government agencies offered discounts for white people? Movie theaters, restaurants, the national parks, hotels, car rental agencies, airlines - just prove you're a Caucasian and you get a 5 to 30 percent discount.It would...
The News in Brief
The USPresident Clinton offered to allow an independent, bipartisan board to develop standardized math and science tests for students nationwide. Critics of the president's proposal for standardized testing have said it would increase federal influence...
There's Science in Your Garbage
Have you ever wanted to be a detective? Some detectives help solve crimes. Some detectives, called archaeologists (ar-kee-AHL-uh-jists), learn how ancient people lived by studying what they left behind: pottery, artwork, even bones.Other detectives solve...
This African Police Chief Believes Right Man for Job Is a Woman Guinea Bissau War Hero Uses Her Post to Fight Corruption
The dingy corridors of the Ministry for the Interior echo with men in uniform arguing and shouting.But as soon as they enter the new minister's office at the end of the corridor they suddenly behave like gentlemen - a change people hope will spill out...
Tracking Subtle Signals of Awakening Volcanoes Scientists Try to Gather Crucial Background Data to Understand Likelihood of Future Action
Since the volcano awoke on the Caribbean isle of Montserrat two years ago, it has become a showcase for volcanologists. Their gas sniffers, seismometers, and other gear have kept islanders as alert to their restless mountain as they would be to an approaching...
Vote-Fraud Fracas May Slow Congress as Members Return to Work This Week, Disputes Simmer over Fraud Charges in Last Fall's Election
The flow of legislation that courses through the halls of the US Congress - bills that deal with everything from renewing federal highway funds to extending the Superfund environmental cleanup program - could be blocked unless Republicans and Democrats...
When Child Meets Mouse, Give Software That Teaches
The kids are headed back to school and you want to make it their best year ever. You've done all the really important things - loved, taught, and respected. Don't overlook an important aid: educational software.So many children's software programs are...
Why Bostonians at Fenway Cheer for the Out-of-Town Team's Big Bats Major League Baseball's New Interleague Play Reminds Sports Fans That, 44 Years Ago, Beantown Was the Home of the Braves
Sure, Boston already had the edge on historic "oldies." It's the home of the oldest public school, the oldest public library, and the oldest public garden.But this weekend it pulled out another. In a throwback to the first half of the century, Boston's...
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