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 19, 2000

Aboriginal Star Rises above Aussie History ; Olympics 2000
Cathy freeman already had a 230-foot picture of herself towering over downtown Sydney, courtesy of Nike. But for sheer thrills, exposure, and utter symbolism you can't beat lighting the Olympic cauldron. An estimated 3.7 billion people watched the...
After Disasters, Life Returns to the Tisza
The Tisza River has been called the "heart and soul" of Hungary. Petofi Sndor, the country's most-beloved poet and author of the national anthem, spent years drawing inspiration from its beauty and wildlife. But following a series of disasters, there...
A Matter of Public Faith in Politics
The most important aspect of the Joseph Lieberman candidacy is the positive reaction: He has been welcomed by the American people and, reflective of this attitude, he has been a marked help to the Democratic presidential ticket. I've waited awhile before...
Baseball: Not for Smaller Cities Anymore? ; CASH-STRAPPED TEAMS IN CITIES LIKE MINNEAPOLIS CAN'T COMPETE WITH THE BIGGER-MARKET CLUBS
As ballparks go, the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome is not a charmer. Dropped in the middle of downtown, the home of the Minnesota Twins looks like a huge spacecraft - a great gray oval with red support poles and a white pillowy top. And for most Minnesotans,...
Building a Creative Culture
Theresa Jensen, the principal of Engelhard Elementary in Louisville, Ky., knows it's a challenge to change a school's culture. Success, she says, depends on thinking creatively about every detail. And willingness to do that has resulted in what she calls...
Bush and the Momentum Game ; the Lead in Presidential Elections Now Changes Faster Than Ever in an Age of Swing Voters and Ubiquitous Polls
As he begins a concerted bid to infuse his presidential campaign with new energy this week, George W. Bush can take comfort in this political reality: Swings in political momentum can happen more quickly, more suddenly than ever before. Already in this...
Call to Picket Finds New Ring in Britain's Fuel Crisis
In a government communications center in the heart of London, alarmed civil servants last week watched computer screens flash e- mail messages telling them that Britain was in the grip of a new and disturbing crisis. At a dozen oil refineries and some...
Emu Finds the Arms of a Tree ; A Spiritual Look at Issues of Interest to Young People
Emu found a tree. Of course the tree hadn't been lost. It had not moved from the spot where it was when it set its roots down many years before. But for Emu, it was a discovery. The branches curved gracefully down, as if to welcome anyone who wanted...
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'AND FORGIVE US OUR DEBTS ...' When the bishop of Norwich, England, noted that rural banking services were dwindling, inspiration struck: The Church of England could install ATMs in its houses of worship. But not everyone is ready to key in a password....
Fencing Gives a New Thrust to Kids' Lives ; Former Olympian Teaches Inner-City Children - and Sends Three to Sydney
The notion that inner-city kids would be drawn to the sport of fencing hardly seems an obvious one - except, perhaps, to Peter Westbrook. This six-time former Olympian fought his way out of a tough childhood with a saber in his hand. Now he's dedicated...
Herculean Task: Ridding Games of Drugs
Frank Shorter, an American athletic icon by virtue of his 1972 Olympic marathon win - the last such triumph for the United States - insists he is going to wander about various venues here simply enjoying scintillating athletic performances. He is not,...
Hopes Rise That Interest Rates Will Retreat ; after Six Rate Hikes, the Fed May Reverse Course, Say a Growing Minority of Experts
After hiking interest rates six times since June 1999 to slow the US economy and deter inflation, the Federal Reserve may be poised to reverse direction, cutting interest rates late this year or early in 2001. That view, while still in the minority,...
In Lima, a New Road Map
PERU'S journey toward full democracy took a surprising turn over the weekend when President Alberto Fujimori announced that he will step down and call new elections. The best time for that announcement would have been after this summer's elections,...
Latvia's Language Tremors
Walking through Riga presents a curious irony. Here in Latvia's capital city, all the street signs, storefronts, and advertisements are in Latvian, while most street conversations are in Russian. During the 50-year Soviet occupation of this nation,...
Low Performer Becomes a Star
Theresa Jensen, a principal has two choices when really bad news hits her desk: freeze with fear, or move forward. Mrs. Jensen chose the second route eight years ago when, newly into her tenure at Engelhard Elementary School in Louisville, Ky., the...
More Women Are Climbing to the Top of the Ivory Tower
The last thing on Elnora Daniel's mind while studying to be a nurse in the 1960s was the notion that she might one day reach the pinnacle of the academy - a university presidency. "It is not anything I ever contemplated in my wildest dreams," laughs...
New Check on Latin Leaders ; Mexico's President Has until Sept. 25 to Comply with a First-Ever High- Court Investigation
President Ernesto Zedillo came into office six years ago saying he wanted to see Mexico with a more independent and efficient judiciary. He's leaving his post this year with the country's Supreme Judicial Court trumpeting, "You asked for it!" The court...
Paging Captain Hook ; Florida's Seminole Tribe Advertises for Gator Wrestlers
You know Florida's economy must be in especially good shape when the Seminole tribe has to place a newspaper ad to locate a few alligator wrestlers. That's exactly what happened this month when the Seminole Okalee Indian Village and Museum, a tourist...
S. Africa Tribal Chiefs Assert Power
Inkosi Mpiyezintombi Mzimela's family has ruled a remote patch of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, for eight generations. Through a century of colonial-era meddling and decades of apartheid aggression, the Mzimela men - born and bred to be chiefs - mediated...
Small Centre College Gets Big Lesson Hosting Vice-Presidential Debate
If Centre College was looking for a quick education in political uncertainties, it succeeded. The Danville, Ky., school has spent more than a year preparing to host a big campaign event: the debate between vice presidential candidates Joe Lieberman...
South, North Korea Break Ground for 'Iron Silk Road'. ; A Railway Will Be the First Physical Link between the Former Enemies
With the release of thousands of colorful balloons and firecrackers spewing plumes of rainbow-colored smoke in the clear autumn skies, South Korea began rebuilding a railway across the world's most heavily armed border yesterday. All overland routes...
The Right Note on Campus
COLLEGE officials have tough jobs - how to meet a budget, how to maintain academic standards, even how to deal with irascible coaches. Add to that list another item: how to keep students from bingeing on Napster. Napster, you'll recall, is a company...
The UN Needs a Broader Definition of 'Refugee'
Regarding your Sept. 13 opinion piece, "Kofi Annan's next challenge," most people displaced by war or famine have not crossed an international frontier and are therefore ineligible for assistance and protection guaranteed to refugees under international...
Today's Story Line
An estimated 120 countries, at least in name, follow a democratic form of government (up from about 30 in 1974). But creating institutions and societies that are truly responsive to their people is often a slow process. There are signs of progress, though,...
USA
After three weeks of flagging poll numbers and verbal gaffes, George W. Bush hoped to reignite his campaign and slow rival Al Gore's surge by releasing a "Blueprint for the Middle Class." The 15- page summary of the Republican presidential candidate's...
Welcome to College. Now Take a Hike. ; More Schools Find That Wilderness-Orientation Programs Help First- Year Students Get off to a Strong Start - and Join in the Community
For two weeks this September, one building on the Dartmouth College campus has had music blaring constantly as students in wild costumes and multihued hair dance and lead games. It's not a return to "Animal House," the movie that branded Dartmouth as...
What's New
Lawsuits claim Ritalin "conspiracy" Two lawsuits filed in New Jersey and California accuse Ritalin drugmaker Novartis Pharmaceutical Corp. and the American Psychiatric Association of encouraging overdiagnosis of behavioral disorders in children to boost...
Why GOP Is Shifting from Tax Cuts to Reducing Debt ; New Tactic May Appeal to Independent Voters, but It Puts Republican Lawmakers on Hill at Odds with Bush
Congressional Republicans - who looked as if they were about to be outmaneuvered again by the White House - have dramatically shifted their strategy on next year's federal budget. Gone are the big Republican tax cuts. Gone are even the little tax reductions....
World
New elections in Peru will be held within seven months, a member of President Alberto Fujimori's Cabinet said. Fujimori met with his closest allies to plan his exit from power after calling for new elections in which, he said, he wouldn't run. Meanwhile,...

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