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 October 30, 1997

A Roll through the Railroad's History
American RailroadsBy John F. StoverUniversity of Chicago Press 306 pp, $43 cloth, $16.95 paper Scholarly tomes on American industry are largely ignored by the reading public. After all, how many people want to know all that much about the rise of steel...
A Tough Buy: Child-Woven Carpets US Begins Import Ban This Month on Goods Made by Children. in India, Such Efforts Fail
Chandrama looks at the half-finished carpet and then puts a taut and sinewed hand next to his knee."I was this high when I started weaving and, so were my children," he says."It will be the same for their children also." Chandrama is landless, illiterate,...
Basketball Coach Pete Carril Comfortable in His 'New' Career
Asked if people he knew were incredulous about his perplexing career shift, veteran basketball coach Pete Carril responds, "Yeah, and not only that, they couldn't believe it."Carril (pronounced cuh-REEL) delights in his small joke, the Yogi-esque rejoinder...
Career of a Photography Pioneer 'Kodak Girl' Turned Professional Epitomized 20th Century's 'New Woman'
WITCH OF KODAKERY: The Photography of Myra Albert Wiggins, 1869-1956By Carole GlauberForeword by Terry Toedtemeier Washington State University Press $42 cloth, $28 paper A fine place to study the career patterns of 20th-century professional women is...
CD Reviews
COUNTRYLeAnn Rimes - You Light Up My Life (Curb Records): With all the songwriting talent in Nashville, one wonders why LeAnn Rimes is singing decades- and centuries-old songs. Instead of cutting-edge country, "You Light Up My Life" has the feeling of...
Children Need a Family
First President Clinton. Then the House of Representatives. Soon the Senate.Each has taken steps (or promises to take steps) toward the worthy goal of moving more children, faster, out of the country's elephantine foster care system and into permanent...
Chinese Artist Bridges Sino-US Cultural Divide Painter-Filmmaker Ann Yen Uses a Unique Global Vision, Melding East with West, to Create a Fresh New Genre. Series: One of Several Profiles This Week
When artist-filmmaker Ann Yen was growing up in Shanghai, China worked at a battle pitch to tunnel air-raid shelters beneath cities and through mountains to prepare for a hypothetical American nuclear strike.When she joined the People's Liberation Army...
Class Warfare in Turn-of-the-Century Idaho
BIG TROUBLEBy J. Anthony LukasSimon & Schuster 832 pp., $32.50 Pay attention to the subtitle of "Big Trouble: A Murder in a Small Western Town Sets Off a Struggle for the Soul of America." It hints at the scale of the task undertaken by author J. Anthony...
Define Yourself - Spiritually Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
How well I remember the time I missed out on a family trip to see a Broadway play - because I was sick. Illness interrupts happiness and freedom. When all else is going well, it seems, suddenly there we are, missing something special because we're...
Early Fiction of Sinclair Lewis Still Resonates Today
IF I WERE BOSS: THE EARLY BUSINESS STORIES OF SINCLAIR LEWISEdited by Anthony Di RenzoSouthern Illinois U Press 363 pp., $39.95 cloth, $19.95 paper It's Nobel laureate season again, and next week Southern Illinois University Press will release an anthology...
Futuristic Coming-of-Age Stories
The Merchanter universe has been enriched yet again by C.J. Cherryh.Finity's End is a classic coming-of-age story, set against the dying embers of the four-sided war between Earth, Union, the stations, and the Merchanter ships. Fletcher Neihart has lived...
Greenhouse Gas Plan Faces GOP Red Light Many Republicans Balk at Clinton's Premise - That Car and Plant Emissions Cause Global Warming
When they were unveiled last week, President Clinton's proposals for international action to combat global warming got poor reviews from Europeans abroad and environmentalists at home for not going far enough."Insufficient," said German Finance Minister...
Indian Orphanage: The Journey Out
Where Courage is Like a Wild HorseBy Sharon Skolnick (Okee-Chee) and Manny SkolnickU. of Nebraska Press, 148 pp., $25 When Sharon Skolnick, an Apache Indian, was shunted off to the Murrow Indian Orphanage in Oklahoma with her little sister in l953, she...
It's Important to Recognize the Good in China's Changes
President Jiang Zemin of China has done the hat trick. 1997 has been a great year. Hong Kong returned to the motherland without a hitch. The Communist Party Congress laid his competitors low and affirmed his undisputed leadership. Then, in Washington,...
Jordan Doubts Its King Next Tuesday's Elections, Colored by Press Restrictions, Opposition Boycott, Fraud Charges, to Test Democracy
The banners have been hung, the posters of smiling politicians have been plastered to walls, and opposition candidates have already begun to cry foul in Jordan's upcoming Nov. 4 parliamentary election.From the outside, it looks like one of the Arab world's...
Land of 'Valley-Speak' Seeks to Secede from L.A., for Sure for San Fernando Valley, It's a Matter of Common Cents
Jay Leno suggests calling it "Off-Ramp Acres." Or perhaps "Newer Jersey" or "Unknown Actorville."The San Fernando Valley, a divot of 1.26 million people and endless mini-malls north of downtown Los Angeles, has occupied a distinct if not always distinguished...
Letters
An Oil Glut Wouldn't Stop TerrorismThe juxtaposition of the editorial "Goldilocks Global Climate" and the opinion essay "Slow Terrorism With an Oil Glut" (Oct. 22) brings out the problem of conflicting policies trying to resolve related issues.Assuming...
Listen Up
SulaBy Toni MorrisonRead by the author Random House AudioBooks Unabridged, four cassettes 6 hrs., $25.95 Toni Morrison truly understands the power of language. Many readers know her written work, but in this recording of her 1973 novel, she reveals another...
Monitor Readers Share Their Recipes
Awhile ago we asked you to dig through your recipe boxes and clippings and share some of your family food favorites. Here is the first taste of what you have shared with us. The recipes have been tested and edited where necessary, and put in Monitor...
Nuclear Deal Tightens US-China Ties Jiang-Clinton Talks Yesterday Yield a Nuclear Export Pact. US Cites Cooperation
In an 11th-hour bid to demonstrate progress at the first US-China summit in a dozen years, President Clinton yesterday approved a controversial nuclear cooperation accord with China - an agreement designed to curb nuclear proliferation by Beijing and...
One Man's Crusade to Heal Illiteracy Ills L.A. Preacher Coaxes Students to Overcome Anger, Confusion by Teaching Themselves to Read
The Rev. Alfreddie Johnson says the problem with inner-city America is not the usual litany of woes: drugs, crime, gangs, teen-pregnancy, domestic abuse.All of the above are deeply rooted in something far more fundamental, he says. In a word, illiteracy."If...
On Six CDs, Music That Inspired 1960s Folk Revival
Folk music fans can find a feast of recordings at any music store - but no folk recordings have ever equaled those collected by folklorist and filmmaker Harry Smith in terms of their impact on the history of American popular music.Smith's multivolume...
Readers Recollect Memorable Halloween
Timing Is EverythingMy husband and I were once invited to a costume party given in the clubhouse of a condominium complex. Because we were normally quiet and conservative, my husband decided we should go as Hugh Hefner and Playmate. He donned a pair...
Row Erupts in Britain over Ensuring Civil Rights Critics Say New Law Would Give Judges Unprecedented Authority over Parliament
Britain is about to turn its back on a key aspect of its own 300-year-old legal tradition and embrace a human rights system that has operated in continental Europe since the end of World War II.But the government's decision to give British judges the...
Story of Lewis & Clark Provokes Imagination
Americans are rediscovering two of their earliest, and most authentic, heroes: Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Stephen Ambrose's 1996 bestselling account, "Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West,"...
Suspects, Convicts See Rights Recede Recent Supreme Court Decisions Give Police Freer Rein. Now, a Case That May Reduce Death-Row Appeals
In Hollywood and TV crime shows, the criminal justice system often seems set up to coddle crooks - presenting elaborate legal hurdles for police and prosecutors.Yet such popular perceptions often now defy reality. For years, a quiet pattern of US Supreme...
The Many Flavors of US Architecture Home-Grown Designs Nestle Next to Imports from around the World
If, as Goethe proposed, architecture is frozen music, America has churned out a veritable Baskin-Robbins gamut of flavors.Mesa Verde cliff dwelling, Spanish adobe, Federal, neoclassical, sod, gingerbread gothic, bungalow, steel skyscraper, prairie Wright,...
The News in Brief
The USMilitary trumpeters sounded the arrival of Chinese leader Jiang Zemin at the White House for the start of a summit with President Clinton. The leaders were to begin by working on a nuclear pact. Their agenda also included discussions on political,...
The Teamsters' Trials
One of the more encouraging recent developments in organized labor was the turnaround of the long-corrupt Teamsters Union. The courts and federal government played a dominant role. But also key was top union leadership committed to change.Hence the irony...
US-China Summit: Photo-Op Diplomacy
When Deng Xiaoping arrived in the United States in January 1979, he became the first high-level Chinese Communist leader to ever come to America.Deng's visit, best remembered by the image of the exuberant Chinese leader waving a ten-gallon hat from a...
US Warms to Hockey's Ice Queens Stick Figures
On this hockey team, like hockey teams everywhere, nicknames are standard equipment. "Schmiggy," "Bakes," and "Gordo" play forward. "Teeter" and "Whit" mind the nets. On defense, there's "Murphy," "Bails," "Rugger," and...."Fluffy?""I'm only called that...
What's On
TV highlights for the week of Nov. 2-8. All times are Eastern; check local listings. Ratings are listed for shows when available.SUNDAY - 11/2Eastwood on Eastwood (TNT, 7-8:30 p.m.): If Clint Eastwood is the kinda guy who makes your day, this retrospective...
What's the Latest Buzz in the NBA?
As the National Basketball Association prepares to begin a new season Halloween (Friday) night, here's a grab bag of questions.What was Michael Jordan doing in Paris earlier this month?Playing in the McDonald's Championship, a pro club tournament jointly...
Women Spur N. Ireland Talks the Women's Coalition Helped Get Both Sides to Compromise. It Also Gained a Seat at the Negotiating Table
The peace talks on the future of Northern Ireland have been under way for more than a month, with representatives of the two opposing communities reporting slow progress, after a rocky start.The two sides only sat down together after a more than year-long...

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