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 22, 1998

AmeriCorps - It's 'Taxing' Work
Three years ago, fresh out of my Midwestern college, I set out on an endeavor to help the American people. I headed down South to join AmeriCorps.As an AmeriCorps member, I rerouted a National Forest trail so that hikers in North Carolina would be led...
A Short History of the Home Run
Home runs existed before outfield fences did. A player simply ran around the bases before the ball could be thrown home. Home runs became more special, though, when walls were built around ballfields in the late 1800s. (Historians can't pinpoint the...
A Start-of-School Top 10 List for Parents and Teachers
It's the first month of school and students are all equipped with materials and learning their schedule. Now that they are getting settled, it's time to remember the deeper patterns of learning.Children are facing new teachers, new studies, new friends,...
Be Still and Hear the Art and Science of Listening Is Good Business
Nobody seems to listen anymore. Instead, talk abounds in our society. Day and night we are inundated with voices urging us to buy, to vote, to act, to change. From the workplace to our private lives, we're surrounded by people with something to say....
Big Business, Not Betting, as Boom for Many Tribes but Some Indians Worry That Wal-Marts and Wendy's May Harm Their Cultural Heritage
For centuries, the Pima and Maricopa Indians have been farmers, harvesting rows of melons, potatoes, and Pima cotton that run through the patchwork of dusty Arizona desert like emerald threads.But today, as the suburbs of America's seventh-largest city...
Colombia's Civil War Tries to Be More Civil as Instability Threatens Region, New Leader Visits US to Ask That Congress Do More Than Just Say 'No' to Drugs
When Colombia's new president, Andres Pastrana, goes to Washington this week, he'll put on display his high hopes of ending Latin America's last cold-war-era civil conflict.But his quickly arranged visit to Capitol Hill Thursday also reveals growing...
Even Prosperity May Not Help an Asian Autocrat Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Detains Former Protege, Anwar Ibrahim. Thousands Take to Streets
As Ana Sirah watches police shoot water cannons and tear gas into groups of peaceful protesters, her eyes sharpen with anger and frustration. Her demure Muslim head scarf and flowery outfit belie some newfound and fiercely held political convictions.This...
Fast-Rising Leader of a Cyber-State India's Future?
In India he is all the talk: a startling can-do leader, a new breed of laptop-toting visionary, a kingmaker, and maybe a future king. In the often petty, patronage-larded world of India politics, there are few like him.While Indian Prime Minister Atal...
Flight of Republican Moderates
Quietly behind the scenes, a split of exceedingly large and perhaps historic proportions is taking place within the Republican Party. Moderate Republicans, unhappy over what they see as the takeover of the party by the Christian right, are becoming an...
God Knows Your Number A Spiritual Look at Issues of Interest to Young People
There are now predictions that before long it will be common for people to have a universal telephone number. Wherever you go, whether from state to state, into another country, up in the mountains, or to the ocean, you can be called at that same number.It's...
Help with 'R' No. 1 New US Initiative Targets 40 Million Adults Who Struggle with Reading
For Elaine Randall, the hardest part about learning to read as an adult was getting to that first class."I'd walk to the door, then back to the car, then to the door. I kept thinking, 'I had so much trouble in school, why should this be different?' "...
How US Helps Colombians Map the Path to Peace
When American symphony conductor Rachael Worby came to Colombia earlier this month to give several concerts sponsored by the US government, Colombian journalists reminded her that US interests in Colombia had recently tended more toward the anti-narcotic...
Impact of Democracy by Video Release Yesterday of Clinton's Grand-Jury Testimony Is Step toward More 'Direct Democracy.'
The release of President Clinton's videotaped grand-jury testimony, along with voluminous addenda to the Starr report, is pushing the boundary between disclosure and discretion in what is already the globe's most open democracy.From hotel lobbies to...
Letters
Web Site's Narrow Definition of 'Christian'After reading "Cyberspace Not Exempt From Religious Intolerance" (Sept. 10), I question the value of any Web site which claims to be the one repository of all locations where Christian worship can be found....
Music CDs Coax Creativity in Kids
Introducing children to the wonders of music and music composition via computer software is surely not the most efficient or rewarding pathway. Even in our age of advanced technology, you can't beat the sound and feel of an acoustic instrument working...
New Wave of Philanthropy Targets Struggling Public Schools 'Today's Benefactors - Both Rich Celebrities and Average Americans - Are Giving Cash to Improve Public Education
Like the hungry, orphaned Oliver in the Dickens classic, public schools in America have long been in the position of gingerly asking for more. Now there's growing evidence that private benefactors - from Hollywood's Jerry Seinfeld to average citizens...
New York's Angry 'Dialogue on Race' National Report Is out, but City's Clashes Show Difficulty of Dealing with Race
Perched on a stool at the end of the counter at Coogan's Luncheonette, a woman named Pat in a matching purple outfit shakes her head. "No, I don't want to be interviewed," she says, tears welling up in her eyes. "You've made us all out to be a bunch...
No Test, No College Degree Fed Up with Weak Student Skills, Massachusetts Pushes Entrance, Exit Tests at Four-Year State Colleges
If Joe Mara had studied harder in high school, a lot harder, he thinks he might have been admitted to an Ivy League school. But he floated along, and now he's a sophomore at the University of Massachusetts in Boston."I was a slacker back then," admits...
Obstructing Justice: 'Weak' Charges? Series: Merits of the Case - Obstruction
Of all the charges that independent counsel Kenneth Starr's report makes against President Clinton, it is the one with the most Nixonian resonance: obstruction of justice.The very phrase brings to mind hush money for Watergate conspirators, the Saturday...
Pass the Bankruptcy Bill
This afternoon the Senate is scheduled to consider a bill to tighten up the consumer-bankruptcy system.Such reform is past due. In 1978, the year of the law's last major overhaul, about 182,000 Americans filed for bankruptcy. By last year, that number...
The News in Brief
The USThe nation's space agency wants to buy $100 million worth of Russian space vehicles as a means of salvaging plans to build an international space station with the Russians, The Washington Post reported. The Post said key administration and congressional...
The Return to Homework
If there's anything guaranteed to make families wake up and feel the full brunt of school's return, it's homework.Now homework can be a good idea. It gives students time to practice new techniques and move forward. It encourages discipline. In the best...
The Science of Slugging
What does it take to hit a home run? Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa have been showing us all season. Now here's a lesson in the physics of long-distance hitting.Mark McGwire's Home-Run SwingWhen a powerful batter like the Cardinals' Mark McGwire begins...
You Want to End Your Law Career - to Be a Teacher?
Last year, Bank Street College Graduate School of Education hosted an open house for career changers interested in becoming teachers. "We expected about 20 people," says Ann Morgan, director of admissions for the New York City school. "We got 75."Professionals...
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