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 June 6, 1997

A Hard-Won Taste of Summer
Being the youngest, and the smallest, picking the raspberries was my job on our farm in New Hampshire. I had picked strawberries before, when we lived in Wisconsin. We would drive for a long time in our blue station wagon to some remote berry farm. The...
An Ethical Dilemma in Sheep's Clothing A Federal Advisory Panel Tomorrow Will Recommend How Much to Regulate Cloning
Bob McKinnel's phone rang shortly after headlines proclaimed that the cloning of a sheep named Dolly had stunned the world."I was called by a person who just lost a young daughter," the University of Minnesota geneticist recalls. "Both parents were grieving....
Balky in the Balkans
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's recent tour of the Balkans highlighted unresolved problems in that turbulent corner of Europe. And the months just ahead - from Bosnia's municipal elections this fall to the planned pullout of US troops next June...
Check It Out: Banking That Works for You
The signs in the bank window, the newspaper ads, even billboards along the interstate drum home the same message: Save a bundle with low cost, even free, checking accounts.Sounds hard to beat, and, in fact, checking account fees are shrinking, according...
Clinton Plan to Ban 'Soft Money' May Spark Reform President Aims to Limit Gifts to Parties - and Rescue Democrats from Campaign-Finance Storm
President Clinton's proposal that the Federal Election Commission ban campaign contributions of so-called soft money is unlikely to get off the ground unless the political composition of the commission changes.But even if it fails, Mr. Clinton's latest...
Computer Pro to Internet User: Take Care
We really ought to know what we're getting ourselves into. We're spending so much time and energy these days on the Internet. We're cheering for Tiger Woods, buying stock, reading Dilbert, admiring Sandra Bullock and Brad Pitt photos, and downloading...
Forty Years Later, Learning What Happened Behind Kremlin Walls
In late October 1956, with Hungary engulfed in an anti-Communist uprising, Western correspondents in Moscow heard rumors of a meeting of Soviet big-wigs facing a fateful decision.At a diplomatic reception, I tried to smoke out some word from party chief...
Freeze Frames: The Monitor 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....
Good-Hearted 'Buddy' Sidesteps Deeper Issues
What has exotic animals, interactions with frequently puzzled humans, and lots of special effects?"The Lost World: Jurassic Park" fits that description, but there's another right answer too - and the second one is a lot friendlier to mayhem-shy moviegoers...
'I Have Found A Ransom' Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
I had never really given much thought to that statement from the Bible's book of Job until recently (33:24). Suddenly I was struck by how grateful I am to have found my own "ransom"-a means of release and freedom from life's troubles. I've found that...
It May Not Be a Word, but That's How I Spell It
Not long ago, the morning radio told me the Boston police had been called at 2 in the morning to a small family disturbance in the Roxbury district. Before peace was restored, they arrested 54 people. Something of the same kind of small disturbance was...
Letters
Scholarships Aren't Just for the NeedyIn "Wrong Sort of Student Aid" (May 19) the author's plea to "well-off parents" not to accept merit aid or discounted college tuition suffers from collegiate tunnel vision.While I too lament recent rulings on affirmative...
Maintain America's Investment in Diplomacy It's a Small, but Indispensable, Part of the Federal Tab
As America's overseas military forces are downsized, a robust diplomatic presence abroad becomes more important than ever. International threats such as terrorism, narcotics, regional conflicts, and nuclear proliferation continue to imperil our nation's...
Military Pardon Renews Debate on Double Standard Some Welcome Limits to Recriminations, Others Say They Signal a Failure to Face Problems
In choosing to overlook the adulterous affair 13 years ago of a leading candidate for the military's top job, Defense Secretary William Cohen insists he is bringing balance to how the armed forces deal with sexual misconduct.But by refusing to exclude...
Nevada Body of Water Set to Become a Bone of Contention A Luxury Resort's Man-Made Lake Draws Attention to the Region's Strained Water Resources and Their Allocation
On the palm-shaded road to the Lake Las Vegas Resort, there's a small promotional billboard that describes the allure of this ongoing $4 billion residential and commercial development. It reads: "The wonder of nature. The imagination of man."Once inside...
Path with a View Is Center of Maine Ski Resort Dispute APPALACHIAN TRAIL
As winter snow melted, the road out of Rangeley to Saddleback's ski lodge exposed seven miles of potholes. Near the lodge, ski lifts are spotted with rust. And without snow or skiers to add a winter mood, the empty two-story lodge is scuffed and worn."People...
Putting Kids First after Parents Split FAMILY FOCUS
Every year, a million new American children are involved in divorce - a disquieting pattern that has continued uninterrupted since 1972. Yet as their parents create new lives in separate homes, these children often find their own voices going unheard,...
Socialist Win Means 'Vive L'Egalite!' Recent Elections in France Highlight a Trend toward Bringing More Women into Politics
France has not been kind to its women in public life. Napoleon nixed the idea of public education for women because "they are never called on to live in public." Former President Charles de Gaulle scoffed at the idea of women government ministers, "......
Swapping Germany's 'Hard' Mark for a 'Marshmallow' Euro Germany's Top Leaders Tried a Sleight of Hand to Revalue Gold Reserves to Help the Country Meet Targets for Europe's Unified Currency. the Incident Reveals German Angst over the Demise of the Cherished Deutsche Mark
Americans are sometimes said to worship the almighty dollar. But for an example of a people with a truly reverential relationship with their currency, consider Germans and the deutsche mark.Before they had a flag, before they had a national anthem, before...
The News in Brief
The USThe US House and Senate planned to vote on a disaster-relief bill. If passed, President Clinton is likely to veto the $8.6 billion measure because Republi- cans attached several riders to it. One prevents the Census Bureau from using statistical...
The Thankless Chore of Defending the Guilty McVeigh Sentencing Shows Life-or-Death Task
Stephen Jones may have the toughest job in America now: Trying to persuade jurors to spare the life of Timothy McVeigh, convicted this week of the most heinous act of terrorism in United States history.For two days now, the 12 jurors have been presented...
US Grabs Reins in New Drive to Reunite Cyprus A Big Push to Reconcile Two NATO Allies over a Historic Hot Spot Could Already Be in Trouble
A Mediterranean island about half the size of New Jersey now looms large in the cross hairs of America's foreign policymakers.President Clinton announced on Wednesday that he would dispatch to Cyprus his ace diplomatic troubleshooter - Bosnia peace broker...
Walk and Roll across the States on Foot and Bicycle the American Discovery Trail Provides Recreation and Transportation for Outdoor Enthusiasts
Eric Seaborg and Ellen Dudley would be the last to compare their trek with that of Lewis and Clark.After all, they note, they enjoyed decent maps, a trailer in tow behind a Chevy Blazer, and what they call the "safety net" of civilization as they hiked...

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