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 9, 1997

After 60,000 Killings, Algeria Tries a Little Civility A June 5 Election Kept the Military in Control. Moderate Islamic Leaders Won Some Seats; Radicals Remain Out
The young woman looked out from under her Islamic headcover and ticked off her reasons for voting."We must stop Algeria's violence, find peace, and give religion a more important role in our lives," she said.Her mother cast furtive glances to make sure...
Albright's Omission
Celebrations of the Marshall Plan's 50th anniversary have snubbed the main instrument for carrying forward its international vision. We mean the United Nations, which Secretary of State George Marshall himself did not snub after his famous Harvard commencement...
America's First Tibetan Monk Champions a Message of Peace Robert Thurman Talks Nonviolence, Tolerance to Receptive Ears
Robert Thurman has been called the Billy Graham of American Buddhism, the Florenz Ziegfeld of the Tibetan cause, and a dharma-thumping evangelist of Eastern thought to the West. (He also happens to be father to actress Uma.)New York-born, he was the...
Ann Beattie Looks at the Heart of a Friendship
My Life, Starring Dara FalconBy Ann BeattieAlfred A. Knopf 307 pp., $24 Two people meet, form first impressions, bump into each other a few more times, and eventually become close - if complicated - friends. It happens all the time. But what's behind...
Anti-Tobacco Fight Is Now Tale of Two Attorneys General Suing States Debate the Merits of a Settlement
The two attorneys general - one from Mississippi, one from Minnesota - are long-time foes of the tobacco industry.Mississippi's Mike Moore became the first attorney general to sue cigarettemakers to recover the state's cost of treating smokers. He stood...
Aung San Suu Kyi Speaks to Young America
Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma increasingly seems like the Gandhi of our times. As the physically unimposing head of a nonviolent political movement, the Nobel Peace Prize winner speaks to world leaders largely from the authority of her moral stature.In February...
Can Pro Hockey Find A Place in Atlanta Sun? despite a Checkered History Here, the NHL Hopes That the New South Will Provide a Warmer Reception
Justin Brossman is a typical Atlanta third-grader with tousled brown hair and freckles.Typical, except that he has a near-regulation- sized roller-hockey rink in his basement and has already worn out four pairs of skates in his short life.Few youths...
Closing Arguments
Graduates have studied hard for four years to ready themselves for the wide world. But before they move on, they must linger for one last lecture, a few guiding pearls of wisdom from a speaker who represents a standard of success to which all should...
Convertibles, a Little of This, a Little of That Neither the Best nor the Worst of Stocks and Bonds
"Rose," as Jazz Age poet Gertrude Stein wrote, "is a rose is a rose is a rose."But in the world of high finance, a convertible security is something more: not just a bond, but also a stock, a bond, a stock, a bond....A convertible security may also represent...
Cyber Classes Offer New Route to College Degrees Students Benefit from Flexible Schedules, Access to Teachers
As a competitive equestrian, Georgina Maskrey has cleared hundreds of chin-high hurdles and slippery ponds with the ease of a champion. But the greatest obstacle of them all came when she tried to find time to attend college.Now the aspiring Olympic...
Dalai Lama Gains Popularity as Interest in Buddhism Rises
Hands folded, he sits in lotus position on a silk-brocaded throne, flanked by 200 monks in orange robes. Behind him, 136 tapestries cover the wall. Flowers and candles punctuate the huge stage.As the monks halt a droning chant that has echoed through...
Healthy, despite the Evidence Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
In American courts of law, the accused is considered innocent until found otherwise. Only if the prosecution has demonstrated the culpability of the accused can judge or jury pronounce a verdict of "guilty."In health matters we often assess our environment,...
Hiking Shoes Are Getting the Boot Who Ever Heard of Going Barefoot on the Trail? to Some Enthusiasts, Nothing Could Be More Natural
When hikers approached Mike Berrow on the trail, he often stood in tall grass or hid behind a tree. By choice Mr. Berrow's feet were shoeless. He was a shy, inhibited barefoot hiker, "sensitive to comments," he says.No more.Mr. Berrow, who is part owner...
Horror and Humanity
Humanizing a convicted mass killer is the formidable task of defense lawyers pleading against the death penalty for Timothy McVeigh. Whatever the jury decides, his trial has already brought forth humanity in others. As America ponders how one of its...
In Britain, a Sir Plus: Blair Wants Fewer Knights
A deft touch of the queen's sword on an unresisting British shoulder can turn men into knights and women into dames. But in the future, royal distinctions are to be tightly rationed.Britain's new prime minister, Tony Blair, has fired the opening salvo...
Letters
Finding Beauty in a Washington EyesoreThe article on the closing of Pennsylvania Avenue to vehicular traffic, "Down With Those Ugly Concrete Barriers" (May 27), leaves the impression that all of Washington is vehemently opposed to the action, taken...
Officials Learn Infidelity Is Still a Career-Stopper Public Bemoans More Leaders Snared in Web of Adultery
This spring public figures all across America have been learning, often to their regret, about the power of their own pasts.Marital indiscretions from long ago have rebounded against everyone from a top candidate to head the US military to a Georgia...
Paring Down and Moving Up
Downsizing? As an English major, I've never liked the word. What's wrong with decrease, reduce, streamline, or even rethink?We've been doing some whatever-you-call-it lately. In a change of apartments, we've scaled back from 2,400 to 1,200 square feet;...
Pearl Buck Shines in a New Biography
PEARL S. BUCK: A CULTURAL BIOGRAPHYBy Peter ConnCambridge Univ. Press 468 pp., $29.95 Pop quiz: Who was the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature? She also won a Pulitzer, and 15 of her more than 70 books were featured by the Book...
Progress on Flood Relief Bill Dammed by Party Politics
To hear Democrats tell it, thousands of Americans desperately await disaster relief while Republicans play politics with the bill to provide it. Republicans contend aid is already flowing - the president is holding up the rest to keep his right to shut...
Public Housing's New Mortar: Innovation America's Needy Try Living among College Students, Others Will Get to Own Their Homes
This month, some of Paulette Ford's fondest dreams will begin to come true.After 15 years of living with plumbing mishaps and a crumbling exterior, Ms. Ford's public-housing apartment is getting a major rehab. If that isn't enough, the American dream...
Scornful of the '60S Book Authors Are Saying the Decade Was a Fraud. Not So
There is a new culture war on the 1960s. It peaked on television with the first network showing of "Forrest Gump." There, every cliche about '60s radicalism was on display. A Washington antiwar rally was presented as a gathering of obscenity-shouting...
The Landscape of Maternity among the Founders of the Institute Were Avid Collectors of the French Impressionists. as a Result, This Museum Today Boasts the Preeminent Collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Works outside of France. Series: Curators' Tour: The Art Institute of Chicago
"The Bath" (1891-92) by Mary Cassatt is a personal favorite of Judith Barter, curator of American Arts at the Art Institute of Chicago. And lately she has been giving it extra attention.It is featured in a recently reinstalled gallery, hanging alongside...
The Little Guy's Zest to Join West like Many in Eastern Europe, People in Baltic States Aim for the Security of NATO and the EU
Meelis Virkebau is an Estonian who manages a 5,000-employee textile company in Narva, a northeastern town that borders Russia. His company manufactures upholstery fabrics and dyes.His cash crop, though, is cotton diapers: He sells more than a million...
The News in Brief
The USGen. Joseph Ralston is expected to withdraw his name today as a candidate for chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, The New York Times reported. Ralston, who has served as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs since March 1996, has admitted having...
'There Is No Speech nor Language . . .' Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
I read in a report that eighty-five languages are spoken in the state of California, and that driving tests are given in eighteen languages. That's quite a diversity.But long ago the prophet Malachi asked, "Have we not all one father?" (Malachi 2:10)....
US Watches Canada's Staggered Voting Similar Closing Times Allow Westerners to Vote without Knowing Early Returns
To avoid the problem of people in Western provinces not voting after hearing initial election results, Canada for the first time last week tried something new: staggered polling hours.For the June 2 national election, voters across Canada's six time...
Wannabes at NATO Headquarters Try to Shed 'Partner' for 'Member'
Building 901, just outside the fence of the Supreme Headquarters of the Allied Powers in Europe (SHAPE), is arguably the most international military base in the world.The modest three-story structure in Mons, Belgium, is headquarters for the Partnership...
Why 'The Lost World' Has Stomped to Dominance at the Box Office It Lacks Originality, but the Blockbuster Has Racked Up Impressive Figures
"Be part of history." That slogan helped promote Steven Spielberg's new megamovie, "The Lost World: Jurassic Park," and it points to a reason that moviegoers have flocked to it despite good reasons for showing some healthy skepticism.It appears Spielberg...
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