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 July 8, 1997

After an Initial Bounce, Soccer Zeal Dribbles off the Success of Soccer in the US May Lie at the Feet of a Burgeoning Number of Young Enthusiasts
Soccer may be the world's most popular sport, but among professional leagues in the United States, Major League Soccer is a dwarf in a land of giants.The towering National Basketball Association, venerable Major League Baseball, and the lumbering National...
A Love of Rocks Takes a Geologist from Rte. 66 to the Surface of Mars Ronald Greeley Finally Gets to Probe the Red Planet's Terrain
Ronald Greeley is a busy man these days.The soft-spoken geologist from Arizona State University is a key player in a planetary doubleheader: this week's unprecedented landing of a rover on the surface of Mars and Galileo's continuing mission at Jupiter.Each...
Are Americans Ready to Go to War for Prague? NATO Summit Today to Invite New Eastern Europe Members
With today's historic invitation to Hungary, Poland, and the Czech Republic to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, one question has yet to receive much attention: Will Americans be obligated - and willing - to defend Prague?So far, debate in...
Beat Goes on, along with the News, as Africa's Airwaves Open Up
Alex, "the King of Pop," is on the air at Capital Radio, 91.3 FM, in Kampala, Uganda. His voice travels over the latticed rooftops and mud-plastered walls of this East African city, urging listeners to "hold the beat" and keep listening to "the only...
CD Reviews
FOLKDavid Wilcox - Turning Point (KOCH Records): David Wilcox may have the most soothing voice in contemporary folk music. Even with his move to a more electric sound, this is a very easy-to-listen-to CD. Wilcox fans will be pleased that more than half...
Clinton Backers Stand by Their Man
The biggest mystery in Washington still is how the president's approval rating stays over 50 percent when, at the same time, the number of Americans who say they don't trust Mr. Clinton remains over 50 percent. You might think that distrust would equate...
Crumbling, Grumbling, Precede West's Light-Rail Rumbling
As the waffle-iron grid of city streets bulges with the influx of millions of newcomers, Salt Lake City is looking for new solutions to its growing transportation problems.Since the days of Henry Ford, Utah, like many Western states, has treated personal...
Foreign Players: Missionaries in a Land of Soccer Infidels
Roberto Donadoni has seen things that many of his American teammates here can't even imagine.As a midfielder for the Italian soccer club AC Milan from 1986 to 1996, Donadoni played in front of tens of thousands of devout fans winning virtually every...
From Deep in the 'Rust Belt,' a Shining View of NAFTA
This week President Clinton will likely report to Congress on the North American Free Trade Agreement's effect on the United States. While there is debate over its effect on jobs, there is no dispute over the record-setting US exports since NAFTA took...
Homage to the Awesome Power of Weather
The Perfect StormBy Sebastian JungerW.W. Norton 227 pp., $23.95. Sebastian Junger's "The Perfect Storm" is both a meditation on, and an exciting account of, weather gone awry. He integrates meteorological observations into accounts of the lives and deaths...
How Can We Best Help? Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
In a world where tragedy is highly visible, it may seem hopeless even to try to help. The needs are so immense.It is comforting to me to know that amid every need there is something beneficial that we all can do. We can pray. Prayer may not always...
'I'm New; When's Vacation?' X-ERS AT WORK
David Porter, an AT&T recruiter who has interviewed thousands of college students over the years, thought he had heard it all - until now.These days, he says, undergraduate job candidates pose questions their predecessors never dared to ask - such as:...
Kabila's Tutsi Connection Who Really Controls the New Government in Kinshasa?
The Alliance of Democratic Forces for the Liberation of the Congo (ADFL) has come to power beset by allegations that it massacred Hutu refugees. This spotlight on the refugees has helped illuminate the extent to which the new regime in Congo (formerly...
League System Ousts the Owners SPREADING THE WEALTH
Owners of sports teams can be troublesome.Some have moved their teams to more lucrative markets, others have made financial deals that boost their own interests while hurting their league, and nearly all have tried to one-up each other in the auction...
Letters
The Financial Burden of Joining NATOIn their rush for "acceptance in the broad Western family after years of seclusion in the East," many Eastern European nations may not be fully considering the consequences of joining NATO {"Going to War over Warsaw,"...
Mexicans Say Si to Real Democracy Sunday's Vote Ends Seven Decades of Domination by a Single Party, the PRI
Mexicans turned the page on a 68-year chapter of their country's history Sunday by voting an end to a political system that since 1929 had given almost unchallenged power to one party, the Revolutionary Institutional Party (PRI).In a nationally televised...
Part-Timers Are Key to Labor Talks of '97 Current Bargaining between Teamsters, UPS Will Test Union Resolve
Part-time workers are at the center of labor talks - this time in the largest contract up for negotiation this year.The outcome of current talks between the Teamsters union and the shipping giant UPS not only may settle contentious issues surrounding...
Strapped Causes Get a Hand from Retired Execs Executive Service Corps Helps Nonprofits Strengthen Management and Fund-Raising
In its 68 years of offering free legal services to the poor, the nonprofit Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) has faced many foes. But its latest challenge is particularly daunting. Even as it faces losing three-quarters of its budget, record...
The News in Brief
The USAfter a 12-inch journey, the Sojourner rover put its sensors tight up against a Martian rock dubbed "Barnacle Bill." The stone was the robot vehicle's first "close encounter" after rolling off the Pathfinder spacecraft onto Red Planet soil. Its...
The Science of Sand Sculpture
Have you ever gone to the beach and made castles or other sculptures in the sand?If you have, you know that wetter is better. Dry sand is something you dig through to get to the good stuff.But if a friend asked you why wet sand is better, or how much...
The Soviet Union's 'Roswell' Cloaked Down-to-Earth Reality
Fifty years ago, odd-looking debris fell near Roswell, N.M. It came from balloon-borne equipment of the Project Mogul experiment to monitor Soviet nuclear tests. Mogul was secret. So the US Air Force claimed it was weather-balloon junk.That little deception...
The War's End in Congo Ricochets into Neighbors Hoped-For Stability in Central Africa Elusive
Like a fire spreading through dry grass, the overthrow six weeks ago of dictator Mobutu Sese Seko in Zaire (now Congo) has reignited conflict in countries close by, rather than producing a balm for the region.Since the day after rebels led by Laurent-Desire...
This Ball Player Comes out Swinging Tony Gwynn Scores in Another Record-Setting Season
For the 13th consecutive year, Tony Gwynn of the San Diego Padres will represent the National League against the American in tonight's major-league All-Star Game at Jacobs Field in Cleveland.The stocky Gwynn looks more like a softball player than a baseball...
'This Is What It's Going to Take'
"I don't want to be your friend. You can't fire me because I don't get paid. I just want to help and I may tell you things you don't want to hear, but in the long run, they'll help," intones Bob Rains at the start of his latest project: devising a marketing...
Tips from a Pro on How to Build Sand Castles
Although it's fun to know why wet sand is better for building castles at the beach, it's also fun to just build 'em."Sandy Feet," alias Lucinda Wierenga, teaches sand sculpture to vacationing beachgoers on South Padre Island along Texas' Gulf Coast....
Tough Choice Set Stage for Violence N. IRELAND MARCHES
The enormous difficulties of building bridges between Northern Ireland's two sectarian communities were illustrated on Sunday, when widespread rioting followed a march by Protestants through a Catholic neighborhood roughly 25 miles southwest of Belfast.For...
Traffic in the South Tests 'Car Is King' Mentality Plans to Build Bullet Trains and Light-Rail Systems - as Alternatives to Asphalt and Autos - Provide a Look at the Future of Commuting
During every rush hour, Atlanta's eight-lane highways are clogged by Ford Explorers, Chrysler convertibles, BMWs, and Toyota Corollas lumbering to or from the suburbs.The car culture is so ingrained here that one cartoonist showed an Atlantan walking...
Underground Aquifers Are 'Banks' for Southwestern Gold States Hold Unused Share of Water Rather Than Give It Away
In the arid Southwest, water in the reservoir is like having money in the bank - and it may eventually be worth every bit as much.States in this region increasingly are "banking" their share of water from the Colorado River and its main tributaries in...
United by Children
No one thought President Clinton's call for racial dialogue should end with talking the talk of harmony. Americans would have to walk the walk, taking action to make their growing diversity a positive, not divisive, national trend.What could bring together...
World's Experiment to Plant Democracy in Cambodia Shrivels
The UN's most ambitious and expensive effort to bring peace and democracy to a country has gone belly up.A power grab by Cambodia's well-entrenched ex-communist leader has ousted the nation's most popular political party led by the king's son.The violent...
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